Behavior Therapy and Addiction Counseling in Southbury, CT
Do you feel powerless, alone, or incapable of fighting your addiction?
Is your addiction keeping you from fulfilling obligations to yourself and others?
Addiction has a way of breaking people down and isolating them until they lose the will to fight. As your brain chemistry changes, the behavior becomes a compulsion that is difficult, if not impossible, to pull away from. Once an addiction takes hold of you, it begins to derail numerous aspects of your life.
Signs that you should seek help for your addiction:
- Decreased ability to function on a day to day basis.
- Compromised health or safety.
- Priorities and important parts of your life are being put in jeopardy.
- Adverse effects on relationships or work habits.
An experienced addiction therapist can build you back up and teach you how to make healthy decisions to get your life on track. At Timeless Therapy, we take an education-focused approach so that you can understand your tendencies and the history behind them. First and foremost, we will help you find your voice and reconnect with parts of your life that you thought you lost.
Solution-focused therapy for all types of addictions.
We treat addiction as a disease and work on it from both disease and behavioral models. By taking the time to understand how your addiction has solidified into an unhealthy pattern or lifestyle, we are able to motivate mind shifts and formulate strategies that eliminate compulsive behavior.
The most prevalent types offers addiction are:
- Substance addiction
- Sexual addiction
Our addiction therapists are highly experienced and well-versed in dealing with different forms of addiction. No matter your vice, we can provide you with the tools and strategies you need to beat it.
In addition to individual counseling, Timeless Therapy offers support groups for topics like relapse prevention. Many people find it helpful to supplement their recovery by connecting with peers who have similar life experiences and backgrounds. A group setting can be a constructive environment where recovering addicts share, learn, and continue to grow.
Substance Abuse and Misuse
Oftentimes, people turn to substances to self-medicate or obtain immediate gratification. For instance, someone with social anxiety may feel as if the anxiety shifts in a positive way when they use substances. They may also be used as a means to escape unresolved issues or discomfort being stored in the body.
Commonly abused substances include:
- Prescription medications
- Synthetic cannabinoids
- Anabolic steroids
- Opioids and hallucinogens
For individuals maintaining sobriety or recovery, an addiction counselor can act as a safety net by providing a high level of support as well as a dedicated space for you to work through unresolved issues.
Food Addiction and Eating Disorders
Eating disorders, a mental health condition marked by an obsession with food or body shape, are not as uncommon as one might think. According to the National Eating Disorders Association (NEDA), an estimated 20 million women and 10 million men in the United States will have an eating disorder at some point in their lives. There are both genetic and environmental factors for eating disorders, and research shows that highly palatable foods can trigger the same pleasure centers in the brain as addictive drugs, such as cocaine or heroin.
The experts at Timeless Therapy are able to assess, diagnose, and treat food addictions and a vast array of eating disorders. We provide external resources and work collaboratively with other professionals when necessary to provide a comprehensive treatment plan.
All-Inclusive Support System
Do you feel like you are standing by helplessly as a loved one is being torn apart by their addiction? Are you in need of expert support or guidance?
Addictions are not just hard on the addicts; they greatly impact the people close to them. It can be tough to navigate a relationship with someone who is in the throes of addiction. Timeless Therapy provides professional support for partners, spouses, family members, children, and friends affected by addiction. Our goal is to relieve some of the stress by walking you through the steps of what you need to do and giving you answers that eliminate confusion.