Addiction is a condition that results when a person ingests a substance (e.g., alcohol, cocaine, nicotine) or engages in an activity (e.g., gambling, sex, shopping) that can be pleasurable but the continuation of which becomes compulsive and interferes with ordinary responsibilities and concerns, such as work, relationships, or health. People who have developed an addiction may not be aware that their behavior is out of control and causing problems for themselves and others.
If you don’t create a new life, then all the factors that brought you to your addiction will eventually catch up with you again.
You don’t have to change everything in your life. But there are a few things and behaviors that have been getting you into trouble, and they will continue to get you into trouble until you let them go.
Samantha is an expert in the areas of borderline personality, self-harm, and trauma, and is known as a therapist who offers a direct, honest and ‘no BS’ approach. In addition, Samantha offers hope with a treatment approach that is based on using counseling interventions that are proven to produce results. Your work with her will help you identify and utilize your strengths as well as explore how your thinking patterns and behaviors can be roadblocks in reaching your desired goals.
Family | Couples
For thousands of years, long before relationship coaching and counseling was around, people have been in pairs. We’re all looking for the ‘perfect partner’ to share our life with, yet the divorce rate is rising. Why? People change, times change, our relationships change and so must we. Samantha knows how to help create healthy relationships that bond people for life.
Team building has a bad rap. In most companies when a supervisor says, “We’re going to do some team building!” employees start re-running old episodes of The Office. It’s one thing to see it on TV, but getting a real-life taste of your manager mimicking Steve Carell’s insanely-awkward-try-hard leadership style just isn’t as funny.
Despite its reputation for being, well, lame, team building is the most important investment you can make for your people. It builds trust, mitigates conflict, encourages communication, and increases collaboration. Effective team building means more engaged employees, which is good for company culture and boosting the bottom line. It can also be adventurous and enjoyable if you do it with a little pizzazz.