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Chemical Dependency

I have been working with individuals and their families with chemical dependency issues—alcoholism and drug dependency—for thirty years. I trained with Stephanie Brown, Ph.D., at Stanford, using her developmental recovery model.

Chemical dependency is a physiological and psychological disease. Job loss, relationship dysfunction, legal and financial problems—these are among the devastating consequences of the disease. Additionally, chemical dependency is a “systems disease”—that is, it impacts the user’s system of loved ones, friends and colleagues, frequently to the point where they need to seek treatment themselves.

If you think you or someone you love is suffering from chemical dependency, I can help assess your situation. Following a respectful, thorough evaluation, I will give you my clinical judgment of your situation. It will then be your decision if you want to enter treatment to address this issue. I will do my best to offer you help. You don’t have to do it alone.

I welcome any questions you may have, so please feel free to contact me.