Therapy for Adults
Addiction and Escapism: I utilize abstinence, harm reduction and 12-step methods in my practice. Addiction to substances, behaviors and/or people are maladaptive ways of coping with life stressors and/or attempts to meet unmet needs (often stemming from childhood). Addiction has its role but when people reach out to me they're realizing it's causing more harm than good. I strongly recommend group support in conjunction with therapy. Addiction is a shame-based disease that heals through connection and belonging.
Dysfunctional Family Roles and Complex Trauma: The perfect family does not exist and there are varying degrees of family dysfunction. Within that dysfunction lies ineffective ways of resolving conflict, relating to others and how we view ourselves. It's possible to change those relationships and learn more appropriate ways of adapting to the world, your relationships and especially the relationship with yourself.
EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing): An effective technique to help a person move through trauma (single incident or complex), better manage anxiety or reduce substance abuse.
Life Transitions: Transitions are unavoidable but manageable with a safe place to process your experience. Learn how to use your internal resources to manage life's many stressors.
Anxiety and Depression: They're often connected with one another. Anxiety focuses on the future while depression focuses on the past. Together they can create an exhausting emotional divide. Learn how to manage these emotions and perspectives in an effective, natural way.
© 2022 Hillary Dupuis, MFT
BBS License No. 52412