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ADDICTION TREATMENT CENTERS IN BOULDER, COLORADO

Boulder city in the Boulder County of Colorado at the foothills of the Rocky Mountains is known for the steady flow of cocaine brought in by Mexican trafficking organizations. Another major threat is the amount of crack available at the street level, along with Mexican black tar heroin as well as brown heroin. Local clandestine labs also operate producing large volume of meth. All this has led to increased levels of violence and prostitution as well. According to statistics from NSDUH and the TEDS data in SAMHSA site, though the alcohol only admissions for the state declined the drugs only admissions have increased from 7% to 16% (1992 to 2006). This has led to more drug admissions and an increase in the number of drug rehab admissions in Boulder.

Do you see someone near you whose life is being destroyed by the use of drugs in Boulder, CO? Are they in need of a drug treatment program, one that’s located in Boulder? Are they losing their friends, family, and themselves as well? If yes, we offer the perfect solution for bringing them happiness again with our directory listings of services for drug rehab centers in and around Boulder. Boulder County happens to be hard hit with the problem of drug abuse. You can take a step today to make things better for someone you love.
WHAT THERAPISTS IN BOULDER HAVE TO SAY
David Delaney
David Delaney
Boulder, CO 80301

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

I work clients to resolve trauma, stress, overload:  anxiety, depression and addictions.  Although I have broad spectrum of training, I am seeing the most effective and fastest healing with brain biofeedback, supported by EMDR Trauma Psychotherapy for processing specific traumatic incidents, Contemplative Exercise, and Mindfulness training.

We are now learning that most children have traumatic experiences in their young psyche, since children have no defense mechanisms.  Defenses have to be developed over time via direct personal experience.  These childhood traumatic experiences can not be assimilated or integrated as direct learning because children often misperceive what is actually happening and have minimal life experience.  These traumas are like volcanic experiences that did not resolve biologically and thus drive behaviors that are really our organisms attempt to heal.  Unfortunately, until the trauma is resolved internally, we find ourselves compensating which will never resolve the issue.  This is the process underneath any addictive behavior.

Talk therapy is limited with what we now know about the brain. Since hormones and neurotransmitters drive moods and reactions, prior to thought, we have to be able to assist the nervous system to re-normalize itself at the instinctual, biological level. Talk is therefore limited and only of partial benefit in my personal experience.

How does one know if therapy is right for them?

In three decades of working as a therapist in private practice, I have learned that each person ultimately knows ‘in their gut’ what they need.  I encourage  and support clients to trust these instinctual, biological messages, since no-one knows you better than you know yourself.

Speaking or meeting with a potential therapist is always important.  You need to get a sense of them, how you feel while you are with them, if you can feel a sense of trust to open up about what has been happening, feel that lack of judgment that is so key healing.  Always know that any seasoned therapist is going to completely honor your decision, whether that is to work with them or not work with them.  Remember, a therapist is there for you; you are not there for them.  This is called client centered care.

What can one expect to gain from therapy?

Therapy is very individual as each of us is unique, as is our history, our family lineage, our genetics and so on.  Yes, we are all humans and so we all share the exact same psyche and body, but I have learned that no two people are the same, no two sessions the same.  A good therapist is able to be there for you without interfering in your journey.  I have sought out approaches the never push your process. In my direct experience, any aggressive intervention will likely drive protective mechanisms deeper, make them stronger. Research has shown this to be accurate.

What is unique about you as a therapist?

My approach comes from 30 years of full time practice as a therapist.  I was trained in trauma work beginning in 1979 and have continued to build my knowledge of the biological and psychological protective processes that trauma drives.  In my 6th decade of living, I have the life experience and training to help you recognize defense mechanisms that are unconscious, driving the unhealthy and self defeating behaviors that cause suffering and keep you from becoming the person you know you can be.

Our brains are capable to healing themselves (neuroplasticity it's called) if we know how to encourage that process. Our brainwaves control all our behavior below our conscious control; physical, emotional, mental, spiritual, and vital energy.   I train the brain re-organize itself to function more efficiently and effectively, and you will see positive shifts on your life and relationships.  When the brain learns to calm and relax in the face of stress, our life becomes transformed in ways we cannot now imagine.  Anxiety decreases, depression can lift, addictions become more manageable.

What relationship exists between mental health and substance abuse?

We humans are delicate, have natural limits. We can only take so much, past which instinctual, mechanical survival behaviors take over to keep us from burning out or blowing up. Any addiction, whether it is the use of a toxin such as drugs or alcohol, or if it is addiction to over-exertion, gluttony, cruelty, or panic, to name a few, it is the consequence of past unresolved, undigested experiences that are driving these compensatory behaviors.  Yes, our nervous systems are very resilient and capable of adapting to constant change and stress, but when we hit our natural biological limit, our organism will go into a survival mode that we do not control.  It seems that we humans only discover our limits, and thus evolve, by direct, personal experience.  If we can harvest the wisdom that comes from these experiences, we can evolve; if not, we devolve, or called de-compensation in biological science.

Rather than merely talking about your issues, I now use an EEG (electroencelphragraph) to monitor your brainwave activity and simultaneously provide your Central Nervous System, your brain, with comprehensive information about its dysfunctional patterns through brainwave biofeedback. This allows your brain to re-adjust itself for improved functioning and resilience.  Believe it or not, many issues are actually biological imbalances that can resolve with brain biofeedback, or also called neurofeedback.  

Talking about your problems will not always get under the defenses that protect you from your unresolved trauma: neurofeedback does.  See my website for further information and to hear what clients say about their own experience with this work.

I also employ a trauma psychotherapy called EMDR, a very effective approach for helping clients process traumatic incidents in their life that drive addictive tendencies.

David Delaney, MA, CAR, LPC is a Licensed Psychotherapist & Master Neurofeedback Provider in Boulder, CO. For more information, please call (303) 449-2004.

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David Delaney
5485 Conestoga Court, Office 200-B
Boulder, CO 80301
Ingrid Zirnis Johnson
Ingrid Zirnis Johnson
Boulder, CO 80301

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

I am a certified hypnotherapist and psychotherapist registered with the State of Colorado. Advanced training in Gestalt-Based Hypnotherapy, and specialization in stress related issues, I engage an eclectic range of expertise in my work.  Anxiety relief and deep relaxation are powerful side effects of hypnosis, and which contribute to effective results.

How does one know if therapy is right for them?

Hypnotherapy is right for anyone desiring change. The extent and depth to which they choose to apply change is entirely up to the individual. All hypnotherapy is client centered.

What can one expect to gain from therapy?

One can expect to gain stress and anxiety relief, and access to a working relationship with Entirely individually determined, hypnosis may be a powerful tool for modulating stress patterns, releasing tension and anxiety, and re-patterning behaviors.

What is unique about you as a therapist?

As a therapist, I bring a unique background of wide experience in a variety of wellness approaches, combined with a successful coaching career. As a result, I have developed a listening for what is "underneath the words", and utilize techniques and resources for optimum outcomes.

What relationship exists between mental health and substance abuse?

Mental health and substance abuse are inextricably linked. The more balanced and whole an individual feels, the less attraction there is to substance use and abuse. Accessing the power of one's own subconscious is often a first step in recognizing that there are choices, that some choices are healthier, and that inner resources can support decisions to change behaviors and patterns.

Ingrid Zirnis Johnson, CHt is a Certified Gestalt-Based Hypnotherapist in Boulder, CO. Hypnotherapy sessions are available in person and by phone/Skype. For more informatino, please call (303) 776-8100 or visit BoulderHypnotherapyCenter.com

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Ingrid Zirnis Johnson
3333 Iris Avenue, Suite 104C
Boulder, CO 80301
Michele Adcock
Michele Adcock
Boulder, CO 80303

What therapy approach(es) do you utilize?

My integrated approach incorporates concepts and principles from several major theories including Cognitive-Behavioral, Experiential, Psychodynamic, Systemic, Multicultural and Transpersonal modalities. Using these theories, I am able to build a conceptual framework in which the client and I can more fully understand the issues that bring them to therapy.

What issues do you specify treatment for?

I help individuals struggling with depression, anxiety, boundary issues, grief, trauma, adjustment problems and spiritual issues.

How does one know if therapy is right for them?

I believe if something is worrying a person enough or disrupting their normal everyday life, work or relationships, it is time for therapy.  Once in therapy, a person should feel comfortable discussing anything with the therapist and they should not feel they are being judged.  If there is a discomfort in the therapy sessions, beyond the discomfort that change brings about, it would be wise to find another therapist.  

What can one expect to gain from therapy?

A new outlook on their situation as well as growth and change.

What is unique about you as a therapist?

In addition to being a therapist, I am also a professional clown.  I like to use humor in therapy, when appropriate.  It lightens the mood, relaxes clients and helps them see themselves in a new light.

What relationship exists between mental health and substance abuse?

In a lot of cases, substance abuse comes about due to less than optimal mental health.  For instance, someone who has experienced trauma may turn to substance abuse as a way of coping. Once substance abuse has been dealt with, along with the underlying problems associated with it, good mental health usually follows.

Michele Adcock, MA is a Pre-Licensed Professional at Future Hope Counseling in Boulder, CO. For more information, please call (720) 837-5296.

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Michele Adcock
7690 Baseline Road
Boulder, CO 80303
Shara Brun
Shara Brun
Boulder, CO 80304

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

I specialize in therapies that seek to explore and reconnect people to their own creative power and a clear sense of how they want to align themselves in relation to that power and to other people.  I use music, voice, art and drama in therapy as well as a deep respect for listening and collaboration with my clients.  My therapeutic sense is rooted in existential and experiential counseling frameworks and makes use of Internal Family Systems and Gestalt reasoning.  I work a lot with people who seek a sense of empowerment, who seek to feel safe and "good enough" in their own experience, who want to explore and detangle the web that may be blocking them.

How does one know if therapy is right for them?

If you feel like you could use some clarity or want to explore your options for discovering a way of thinking or relating (with yourself or others) that feels better, therapy can be very helpful.  If you feel overwhelmed, sunk, lost or afraid therapy can be very helpful.  If you feel disconnected and bored or just not in your groove, therapy can be helpful.

What can one expect to gain from therapy?

Fresh perspective, support, a safe and confidential place to process what you are going through.

What is unique about you as a therapist?

I am a musician first and foremost and have worked for many years to remove the endless stream of blocks and fears that come up often in musical training.  I love the creative spirit that is alive, or wanting to be, in everyone. I can not help but support people in their own quests to find the peace and joy that comes from connecting to their own unique creativity and loving it.

What relationship exists between mental health and substance abuse?

People are THE expert on their own life and they know better than anyone else what they are feeling.  Often people turn to substances to help them feel relief.  It's like a fire; we build one when we need heat. We're COLD!!  Fire feels good.  But like fire, substances can burn out of our control, and often do.  Then what?  Before and after the forest fire, mental health is central.  Before, a stressed mental state is asking for relief.  After the forest fire, the involved mental state is often frazzled and burned.  Therapy is a form of water.

Shara Brun is a Registered Psychotherapist in Boulder, CO. For more information, please call (720) 336-1734.

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Shara Brun
1503 Yarmouth Ave
Boulder, CO 80304
Tammy Lea McKaskle
Tammy Lea McKaskle
Boulder, CO 80302

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

I am a Naropa University graduate, specializing in Contemplative Psychotherapy. I utilize mindfulness- and acceptance-based techniques as primary tools toward discovering the complexities of each client's situation. From there I use a psychodynamic approach, which allows for individual treatment plans tailored to the client's need(s). My primary focus is loss/grief and transitions; however, I work with individuals struggling with a variety of clinical and personal issues.

What can one expect to gain from therapy? How does one know if therapy is right for them?

The therapeutic relationship shared in sessions is by definition unique and co-created. I believe that the compassionate and nourishing experience that is possible in such a relationship is beneficial for all beings. If you find yourself wondering if therapy is right for you, it very well may be time for you to begin such a relationship. From my stance, the question itself implies a potential need for connection and healing.

What is unique about you as a therapist?

I would recommend visiting my website (www.balancedtransitions.com) to explore my training,  therapeutic orientation, and resources.

What relationship exists between mental health and substance abuse?

I believe substance abuse is a complex human phenomenon. There are various views about how such behaviors manifest and what their functions are. However, in my view a more fundamental question to ask while working with a client, is how has he or she become disconnected from the inherent state of well-being and sanity that we all have at our

core? It is my experience that behaviors that are harmful (to self or other) can be transformed once the individual reconnects with this state of health; it has simply been overshadowed by the state of distress or disease that is presently being experienced.

Tammy Lea McKaskle, MA is a Psychotherapist in Boulder, CO. For more information, please call (303) 946-6070.

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Tammy Lea McKaskle
1800 30th Street, Suite 207
Boulder, CO 80302
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