Addiction can occur quickly or develop slowly over time. An individual may begin to abuse alcohol or drugs as well as sex, gambling, shopping, and Internet use. When a person spends the majority of their time performing these activities, thinking about these activities, and it begins to cause conflict in an individual’s life; help from a professional addiction counselor may be sought after. People often feel ashamed and over powered by their addiction, but there is help from psychologists such as Dr. Helene Schwartz-Cohen, Psy. D. She and her fellow therapists (counselors) have extensive experience in helping people to over come their addictions and maintain their recovery throughout their life. The key to success is the desire to change.
Counseling has been proven to help many people (teens and adults) to overcome addictive behaviors and discover better ways to navigate life’s challenges without relying on alcohol, drugs, gambling, etc. Addicts have physical dependence, psychological dependence, or a combination of the two. Many people rely on drugs, alcohol, sex, etc. to cope with loneliness, anxiety, depression, mental illness, or other factors. An addiction counselor or Plantation addiction therapist can help clients discover the factors that led to their unhealthy habits and how to avoid addictive stimulus. Plantation addiction counseling begins with an individual consultation in which the Plantation addiction counselor (therapist) will assess the addiction, understand client goals, and create an individualized treatment plan to help the client overcome their addiction, reach goals, and maintain healthy lifestyle changes.
Dr. Helene Schwartz-Cohen’s office is conveniently located across from the Broward Mall. She meets with clients in a comfortable, confidential private practice in Plantation, Florida. People that are struggling with addiction that are interested in changing negative patterns of behavior and to improve their quality of life (better relationships with family, friends, co-workers, etc.). To request a consultation, please call (954) 205-0729.