I work with clients from a diverse background-age, ethnicity, gender/ sexual identity and life experiences.
I facilitate groups that focus on men's issues, addiction and recovery, relapse prevention, spiritual awareness, interpersonal conflict as well as anger management/Intimate partner violent behavior. Clients represent a diversity of experiences and while in groups, they explore and gain a greater awareness to self as well as to others in identifying and implementing constructive and responsible decisions. Clients find these groups extremely helpful in supporting their awareness of self, in identifying their emotions as well as in their substance use recovery.
I see couples for a variety of issues. These include but are not limited to communication differences, parenting, infidelity, relationship expectations as well as substance use/anger management challenges.
Drug and Alcohol/Batterer Assessments
An assessment, all of which are objective tools designed to help the assessor rule-out bias, is a service I provide that helps the client determine if they have a problematic, dependent, or addictive relationship to substances, anger or violence. Assessments assist in the development of a treatment plan. I will conduct a face to face interview asking about your current drug and/or alcohol use, anger/violence history; any treatment history, health history, pattern of behavior; it’s symptoms and the effects the addiction/anger/violence has had on your life. These assessments are acknowledged and used by the Courts, DMV, licensing boards and private employers.
Assessment types that I have administered are as follows:
Triage Assessment for Addictive Disorders (TAAD-5)
Michigan Alcohol Screening Test (MAST)
Drinking Related Internal-External Locus of Control Scale (DRIE)
Alcohol Use Disorders Identification Test (AUDIT)
Relationship Functioning Self -Assessment
Controlling and Abusive Tactics 2- C
Safe at Home
Experiences in Close Relationships
Contact me at (415) 742-1788 for a free initial 15 minute consultation to explore whether I may be of service to help you with your needs.