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Parenting Skills



Our aim here at American Drug Recovery Program, Inc. is to educate parents regarding expectations and appropriate age and stages of growth, development and behavior.  Secondly, we attempt to defuse parent’s emotional reactivity to misbehavior. 

We promote improved communication skills, such as the use of “I” statements and active and reflective listening.
 

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Stress Management Synopsis



Here at American Drug Recovery Program, Inc. we teach that managing stress is all about taking charge; taking charge of your thoughts, your emotions, your schedule, your environment and the way you deal with problems.

The ultimate goal is a balanced life, with time for work, relationships, relaxation and fun, plus the resilience to hold up under pressure and meet challenges head on.

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Individual Therapy

Goals for Therapy

In individual therapy our focus is to resolve the issues that bring the client to counseling and to help the individual to experience life as a thriving, nurturing process.

We only do therapy with clients that are suitable. Performing as a therapist with an unsuitable client would be at best unethical, and at worst illegal.

Here at American Drug Recovery Program, out beliefs are that humans inherently strive for grown survival ad closeness with others; that people have within all the resources they need to flourish.

Our focus is on helping individuals access their nourishing potentials and then learn to use them wisely.

The focus is on feelings, understanding and transformation.  We work from a non-judgmental, growth promoting orientation.  Exploring family history is useful in helping clients learn more about the dysfunctional behaviors they are engaging in.

We educate about the impact and repetition of family of origin (FOO) dysfunctional behaviors.

Our aim is to increase the individual’s sense of their own well-being and to provide relief from neurotic conflict, allowing for normal development to proceed. 

Some of the issues we address involve overcoming depression, creating intimacy and trust, strengthening self-esteem, developing healthy boundaries, dealing with grief and loss, loneliness, loving without addiction, healing childhood wounds related to alcoholism, drugs, incest and other traumas and developing the ability to express healthy emotions.