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ADDICTION TREATMENT CENTERS IN AURORA, COLORADO

The SAMHSA statistics contributed by DAWN shows that in 2004, 215 deaths were reported due to illicit drug use. Many suicide cases with drug overdose were also reported during this period of time. Methadone, Vicodin, Xanax and MS Contin are some of the other prescription drugs used by youth in the city and many take it as a secondary addiction apart from alcohol. Motor vehicle accident is also increasing for the last few years, due to drugs. 64 people were arrested on drug charges last year and the count could have been even more. Given these conditions, it becomes essential to treat the addicts in Aurora drug rehab centers for complete cure.

Drug problem can be found in any age group but it is more prevalent with people between the age of 17 and 30. It becomes difficult for the patient to get back to the normal flow of life even after he receives treatment to get over the addiction. However, the Aurora drug admission rate shows that people are depending on the rehab centers that provide both physical and mental treatment. Our website has the information about treatment modalities, rehab facilities in your area. Check out the details today, and you may be helping someone live a normal life, again.
WHAT THERAPISTS IN AURORA HAVE TO SAY
Evelyn Barton
Evelyn Barton
Aurora, CO 80014

What therapy approach(es) do you utilize? What issues do you specify treatment for?

I use CBT (Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy), EFT (Emotional Freedom Technique) and EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing), as well as role-playing and visualization (imagery) and incorporate a strength-based, solution-focused, client-centered approach to these modes of therapy.  I specialize in domestic violence and PTSD (Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder), but also address relationship issues, grief & loss, divorce recovery, depression, anxiety, phobias, OCD (obsessive-compulsive disorder) and anger management.   

How does one know if therapy is right for them?

If any issues are negatively affecting the everyday functioning of a person (ability to cope and make good decisions/choices), their relationships with others, their level of self-esteem, their view of the world around them, they realize that what they have been doing all along isn't working for them, and they no longer want to live this way, THAT is when one knows that therapy is right for them.  

What can one expect to gain from therapy?

In my practice, I offer my clients tools to resolve issues, overcome obstacles, cope with everyday situations, make healthier choices in life and relationships, to improve their self-esteem, and empower them to move forward in life.  Basically, I offer a journey to transform themselves and begin a brand "new life!"

What is unique about you as a therapist?

There are many things that make me unique as a therapist.

First, I incorporate building the client's self-esteem into the counseling process, because all our choices in life stem from the level of our self-esteem.  I help my client to recognize their strengths as a person, and build on those.  When we feel good about ourselves (have healthy self-esteem), we feel confident that we can handle anything that comes our way, we make better choices and attract healthier people into our lives.  This is not a common practice with most therapists.

I am trained in several life-changing techniques that yield permanent results in a short period of time.  Once the client has overcome the issues worked on through these techniques, the symptoms never recur.

A third factor that makes me a unique therapist is that I offer faith-based counseling, if desired by the client.  This involves integrating prayer and scripture, as well as guidance from God to help me know what my client's needs are and how I can meet them.  Loving encouragement is also a part of this process.

Also, I offer home-based counseling for those who are unable to drive or have no means of transportation.

In addition to all of these, I offer sliding scale fees for those who cannot afford to pay the full amount I charge for counseling.  I want to make sure everyone has the opportunity to get the help they want and need.

What relationship exists between mental health and substance abuse?

A large population of people choose to use drugs or alcohol to mask or escape the pain they feel as a result of one or more very difficult or traumatic experiences.  At the point where they are unable to cope with life's situations, they look at themselves and the world around them in a unhealthy way, they become dependent upon the alcohol to help alleviate the pain, and alcohol takes over their lives, altering their ability to think clearly and make good choices, and affecting their jobs and personal relationships, this becomes a mental disorder, and it is imperative that they seek intervention through counseling in order to get back on track.

Evelyn Barton is a Psychotherapist for New Life Counseling Service in Aurora, CO. For more information, please call (720) 291-5707.

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2323 S. Troy, Suite 3-107
Aurora, CO 80014
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