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ADDICTION TREATMENT CENTERS IN SAN ANTONIO, TEXAS

San Antonio TX has an alarming rate of drug abuse statistics in comparison to any other part of Texas. Between the years 2006-2007, Cocaine San Antonio drug admissions numbered to 1390, heroin to 1710 and marijuana to 1299. This lead to the authorities and several non-governmental agencies setting up of many drug rehabilitation centers in San Antonio. The city has a large population and a good system of roadways, which makes it easier to transport drugs across state lines. The southern bother of Texas is shared with Mexico allowing easy infiltration of drugs into the state. In fact a bulk of drugs is produced within San Antonio itself. Methamphetamine is produced is produced in large quantity in the state in its 3 meth labs that were existent in 2008. The figure plummeted from 15 during 2006, nonetheless the production steadily continues. There is a strong local network of drug mafia which sells drugs on a street level resulting in high rate of drug addiction. A dangerously high number of people are admitted into San Antonio drug rehab centers every year. The number is steeply increasing. Through our website, the information about all the rehab centers can be easily accessed. If someone knows a person in need of drug rehab, check our website and contact the relevant authorities to help save the life of the person.
WHAT THERAPISTS IN SAN ANTONIO HAVE TO SAY
Anne Manske
Anne Manske
San Antonio, TX

What types of services do you offer? What issues do you specify treatment for?

 
I provide psychotherapy services for children and adolescents ages 8 and up, adults, families and couple/relationship therapy. The issues I treat include depression, anxiety, adjustment disorders, panic disorders, PTSD, addictions, women's issues, abuse, domestic violence among many other common mental health issues. Since every person has unique needs, I tailor the approach to fit the individual situation.
 

What therapy modalities do you use in your practice?

 
The therapy methods I use include, but are not limited to, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, DBT, systems approach, marital and family therapy approaches. I also teach visualization and relaxation techniques. For addictions, my approach includes CBT, DBT, 12-Step Methods, etc. depending on the individual needs.
 

When should one seek treatment?

 
A person should seek treatment whenever they feel their mental health issues are interfering with daily living including work, relationships, spirituality, etc. A person should never feel they have no one to turn to for help, because help is always available. Seek professional help when everything you have tried to fix the problem is not working.    
 

What relationships exist between mental health and substance abuse? What services do you provide for someone suffering with either and/or both?

 
There is a definite connection between substance abuse and mental health. Many  people self-medicate with drugs and/or alcohol to deal with mental health, self-esteem, relationship issues. When a person is using drugs and alcohol to cope, it always affects their mood and definitely makes attempting to cope all the more difficult, if not impossible. I use the above mentioned approaches to explore the person's background and connect the pieces of the puzzle to offer the best treatment in each individual situation. 
 
Anne Manske is a Counselor at Personal Growth SA Counseling Marriage and Family Therapy in San Antonio, Texas.
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Anne Manske
Personal Growth SA
San Antonio, TX
Dr. Irv Loev
Dr. Irv Loev
San Antonio, TX 78216

What types of services do you offer? What issues do you specify treatment for?

I believe personal growth and self awareness are important for everyone.  I enable people to learn more about their motivations and try to assist them to limit destructive behavior. This is in regard to themselves or their relationships. I encourage people to seek help who encounter family relationships, loss of control of their emotions or addictive behaviors (internet) and greater success in the work environment.

What therapy modalities do you use in your practice?

I use family of origin to understand most motivational behaviors.  For change, I employ CBT approaches.  I am especially effective with people who experience panic attacks.  I developed my own model for change.  In addition, I encourage people to be more effective at work.

When should one seek treatment?

People should seek treatment when they are in personal or relational discomfort. Self-awareness is a powerful skill to use in solving life's challenges.

What relationships exist between mental health and substance abuse? What services do you provide for someone suffering with either and/or both?

I believe substance abuse is one of the ways people avoid dealing with life issues.  Good mental health is predicated on solving life problems, not avoiding them.  I work in tandem with AA for people with substance abuse issues.  I assist people in identifying the underlying cause for the abuses.  New methods of coping can then be introduced to generate change.

Dr. Irv Loev provides therapeutic services in San Antonio, Texas. For more information regarding Dr. Loev’s services, please call (210) 340-0270.

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Dr. Irv Loev
7300 Blanco Rd, #201
San Antonio, TX 78216
Jan Hedlund
Jan Hedlund
San Antonio, TX 78230

What types of services do you offer? What issues do you specify treatment for?

I provide individual and couples counseling for men and women seeking help with a wide variety of life affecting issues. Such issues include depression, PTSD, anxiety, grief recovery, job stress, relationship struggles, self-esteem and much more. The challenges of today’s world can be overwhelming. There can also be unresolved issues from the past which might be triggered by something happening in the present. An example would be the feelings and memories of childhood abuse surfacing later in adulthood as a result of some triggering situation. I am trained and skilled to assess and formulate a plan to help identify solutions through a course of treatment. Along with my professional training I have a wealth of life experiences that help me to understand and empathize with people and the variety of situations they face.

Any issue can lead a person into a mood state of depression or anxiety. I have found that these are the two most common reasons for someone to seek my services. It is important to seek help when you have noticed a depressed mood or mood swings which might include irritability, sleeping too much or too little, withdrawing from others, loss of interest in things you normally enjoy, feeling hopeless, and of course, if there are suicidal thoughts or actions. A depression might seem minimal like a distant “fog” that makes the sky to appear grey, or it may feel so heavy and engulfing that to function at all seems impossible. No matter the level of depression, it should be treated when it’s affecting and/or persistent.

Anxiety is another common issue which might be noticed as simply excessive worry. However, anxiety can manifest in a variety of ways which can be frightening to the individual and also affect and limit a person’s life. It’s not uncommon for someone close to notice the symptoms first and encourage the individual to seek counseling. Anxiety can be rooted in a physiological issue. Physiological symptoms that are not caused by a medical condition can also manifest through a anxiety disorder. When this is the case, it is important to include a physician in the treatment plan. To include a medical evaluation in the treatment plan can be very important for the overall positive outcome of therapy.

What therapy modalities do you use in your practices?

My style of therapy is primarily Relational and Person-centered. I have high regard and respect for each individual who seeks my help. I also believe it’s important to include the individual in their therapy process. I believe they often hold the answers to their problems without realizing it. My job is to help them explore and find the solutions that work for them. I am a strong encourager.

My therapeutic techniques vary according to the treatment course and the individual. I often use Solution-focused therapy or Cognitive-behavioral therapy. I also apply Process therapy as needed. I draw on the strengths of the person as much as I can and I like to help them “reframe” the situations that distress them, if possible. I also apply a teaching component when it is suitable. For example, a person might be struggling with parenting their child. In the process, I will provide information to help correct mistakes. Another example would be to teach and educate when helping someone with Bipolar Disorder. When working in the context of family systems, I draw from the work of Murray Bowen. I believe he has had great understanding of the family as an emotional unit.

Another important aspect of counseling is spirituality. It’s very important for me to provide counseling that helps the person connect to their beliefs. While I am a Christian and I do provide Christian counseling, I also am able to work well with others who hold other Religious or spiritual beliefs. I am always respectful of what is important to the person. Connection to one’s faith or spiritual beliefs can be a great strength in the therapeutic process.

When should one seek treatment?

It is important to seek treatment when you realize you have a problem and help would be good. You might also seek treatment based on the recommendation of others. Sometimes, daily life situations become difficult to manage leading to job and family stress. This would be another good reason to seek help.

The idea is to recognize the need for help before the issue becomes greater and may be more difficult to resolve. Counseling can be one of the best investments a person can give to themselves.

What relationships exist between mental health and substance abuse? What services do you provide for someone suffering with either and/or both?

Substance abuse is often a companion to mental health issues. For example, a person who suffers from depression might use alcohol or drugs to “self-medicate” but not realize that this can open the door to substance abuse and more serious problems. Using a substance might be used to manage stress. Unfortunately, individuals who use this method to reduce their feelings of distress usually do not recognize the risk for other serious concerns such as addiction or serious health issues. Substance abuse can lead to a challenging treatment involving many areas of the individual’s life.

I am not a certified Substance Abuse Counselor. However, I do assess to determine if it’s a primary or secondary issue for the individual. If it is primary, I will refer the individual to a Substance Abuse Counselor or appropriate program. If it appears to be a reaction to stress, I will try to help the person identify the triggers and develop positive coping skills. This is sometimes enough to eliminate the use of a substance.

I am always careful to monitor this through the course of treatment.

My counseling focus is always to help a client draw from their strengths and find a place of health and well-being. It is accomplished with the individual’s commitment to counseling along with my care, compassion and skills. It might include the help of other professionals as well. My goal is to always try to help others resolve or manage their mental health concerns.

Jan Hedlund is a Counselor in San Antonio, Texas, providing individual and couples counseling for both men and women. For more information regarding Jan’s services, please call (210) 272-0626.

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San Antonio, TX 78230
Mary Moore
Mary Moore
San Antonio, TX 78233

What types of services do you offer? What issues do you specify treatment for?

The services I provided are Psychotherapy, Medical Hypnoanalysis, EMDR, Acupuncture, Auricular Therapy and Medical Qi Gong.

What therapy modalities do you use in your practice?

Acupuncture and Psychotherapy share four basic principle.  First to know your genuine nature is to be liberated.  Second, the cause of suffering and illness come from the body and mind, as does the cure.  Third, the practitioner must be present, to listen to what is said and what is not said.  Fourth, an acupuncturist focuses on restoring the energetic balance of the body and mind and the psychotherapist transforms the pain of a traumatic event. Therapy is a turning point where one pauses, reflects, listens, and feels.  In acupuncture a turning point is a the arrival of qi or energy at a particular point in the body.  In psychotherapy, it is the arrival of mental clarity.

When should one seek treatment?

Most everyone has part of themselves they have disowned that cause some havoc in their lives. It is these disowned parts of ourselves that want to be understood and transformed.  The Chinese having a saying that the beginning of a thousand diseases begins in the mind.  Not all "dis-eases" are psychological, but many have symptoms which originate in the subconscious.  For most individuals anxiety and depression lead to other dysfunctional behaviors to cope with life.  There is hope!

What relationships exist between mental health and substance abuse? What services do you provide for someone suffering with either and/or both?

Unless a client abstains from their addiction, it will be difficult to differentiate.  Does the addiction cause mental illness or did mental illness lead to the addiction.  For addictions, I offer psychotherapy, cognitive base therapy, hypnoanalysis, self-hypnosis, and EMDR.  In addition, I use auricular therapy.  Auricular therapy (needling points in the ear) is used to treat a variety of symptoms that are felt through out the entire body. The protocol has been established by the National Addiction and Detoxification Association.  Auricular therapy points stimulate endorphin production, relieves pain and discomfort, and enhances a person's sense of well being.  

Mary Moore is a Clinical Social Work/Therapist at Turningpoint Acupuncture and Counseling in Austin and San Antonio, Texas. For more information regarding Mary’s services, please call (210) 313-3563. Mary's Austin Office is located at 1000 E. Seventh St, Austin, Texas 78702.

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Mary Moore
9504 I-H 35 N, Suite 303-6
San Antonio, TX 78233
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