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ADDICTION TREATMENT CENTERS IN NEW PORT RICHEY, FLORIDA

NEW PORT RICHEY, FL REHAB CENTERS AND ADDICTION TREATMENT
WHAT THERAPISTS IN NEW PORT RICHEY HAVE TO SAY
Richard Nika, LMHC DBA West Coast Behavioral Therapy
Richard Nika, LMHC DBA West Coast Behavioral Therapy
New Port Richey, FL 34652

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

My therapy approach is psychoanalytic in nature but  I use cognitive behavioral and solution focused as well.  The best approach I have found is to establish a good relationship with the client and to discuss what the client expects to get out of therapy.  I am in a continual process of developing a knowledge of neuropsychology and physiology, and use that knowledge to evaluate the client's needs.  I also will be using Heart Rate Variability in my practice to evaluate stress.  I feel that stress is a main contributor to life style problems which can influence mental health and substance abuse.

How does one know if therapy is right for them?

For the client to determine if therapy is right for them it is important for the client to have a concern about their lifestyle and how their life style is affected by their behavior. The key to benefiting from therapy and living a desired life style is being able to deal with stressful situations when they occur. To deal with these stressful situations, it is beneficial to develop a lifestyle that will condition our state of mind to be prepared to rebound from the stressful situations as fast as possible. The therapeutic relationship built between the client and therapist is important in developing this structure. This structure allows the client to continue to build his or her desired life style with the tools that were developed in the therapeutic relationship. Physical and mental health are both important for a client to benefit from therapy.  

What can one expect to gain from therapy?

The gains from therapy could be a reduction of stress or a better way of coping with stress in daily life situations.  The reduction in stress should be able to lead to a more satisfactory life style.

What is unique about you as a therapist?

The therapy that a clients will get from me will be centered on the their needs.  It will also involve medical evaluation from a doctor if necessary.  My approach to therapy is through an evaluation of stress for the client and a method of  coping with triggers of stress.  Heart rate variability is being implemented in my practice evaluate stress reduction.

What relationship exists between mental health and substance abuse?

I view the relation between mental health and substance abuse as a cause and effect relationship which is triggered by life style.  Problems in daily living as well as mental health may initiate triggers that can lead to addiction.  These problems in daily living could be related to activities, diet, exercise, developing an understanding of self importance, past experiences, family history and relationships as well as future expectations.

Richard Nikla, LMHC DBA West Coast Behavioral Therapy is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor in New Port Richey, Florida. For more information, please call (727) 741-2457.

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5315 Trouble Creek Road
New Port Richey, FL 34652
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