When you discover that your child is using drugs or alcohol, normal parental worry quickly escalates to fear. It's natural to feel helpless and out of control, especially when attempts to intervene fail.
Fear and parenting don’t mix well. What we do know is that trusting our judgment, flexibility and being open to different approaches are cornerstones to effective parenting. My work with families is family-centric and self-empowering. I'll collaborate with you to develop a road map and a plan to address your loved one's use based on your family's strengths and resources.
You know your children best. And you won't need to reinvent yourself as a parent, but we can work together to help you develop some strategies and skills to maintain a healthy relationship with your substance using loved one and create healthy family boundaries. I use the Community Reinforcement and Family Training (CRAFT) approach, the only evidence-based family therapy for loved ones of substance users.