Are you Ready to Free Yourself from the Cycle of Problem Drinking?

If so, working with an experienced Chicago alcohol abuse counselor who specializes in moderation management could be the answer you’ve been looking for.

If you are one of the many successful professionals in Chicago who enjoys a rich social life, then you likely face countless drinking situations. Even if your drinking seems “better than most people,” there may be some occasions that leave you feeling worried. Have you crossed the invisible line into the territory of problem drinking? Let’s explore your drinking behavior- call me today at (312) 715-8234.

Do you ever:

  • Drink past the “tipping point” and experience memory brown-outs or blackouts?
  • Lose your valuables on drinking occasions, such as your wallet, keys, or phone?
  • Make phone calls or send text messages that you regret once you’re sober?
  • Wake up with anxiety or shakiness, and find that the only thing that seems to help is “one small drink” to “take the edge off”?
  • Worry that your significant other will leave you, throw you out of the house, or force you to give up drinking forever?

If this sounds like you, please keep reading – you are not alone…

These problems might not happen to you daily. And yet, you worry – the last thing you want is to compromise your reputation or lose your credibility with others. You have a good life – and a lot to lose if things get worse.

Research shows that nearly 1 in 3 adults in the United States are problem drinkers.

The good news is that it is possible for you to regain control. It doesn’t have to involve rehab, AA, or even a lifetime of abstinence. For the vast majority of problem drinkers, moderation is possible.

I am a board-certified and licensed therapist who can help you change your drinking behavior. Whether you want to quit smoking, moderate your alcohol intake, or are suffering from anxiety or depression, I can help you develop the roadmap to change. I have extensive experience in the art and science of moderation management, and will work with you to develop an individually-tailored treatment plan that fits your specific needs. Get your free, 10-minute telephone consultation today by calling (312) 715-8234.

Through working with an alcohol abuse counselor, you can:

  • Stop the cycle of problem drinking so you can start enjoying life again
  • Break free from urges and cravings that get in the way of your marriage, work, or friendships
  • End your alcohol binges and enjoy controlled drinking
  • Break out of the shame spiral of bad behavior
  • Overcome old habits so you can live a life of integrity

You don’t have to solve your problem drinking alone. An alcohol abuse counselor who specializes in moderation can help.

No one taught you how to engage in moderate drinking in college, or even in your twenties, so why would you know what to do now?

Our drinking culture was shaped by a history of puritanical values and frontiersmanship. Puritans shaped American laws and values, while poor frontier families use alcohol as a palliative, survival tool, and medicine to cope with harsh conditions as they tried to live the American Dream. American Prohibition was born out of a tension between moral judgments about drinking, and ended because of Americans’ refusal to comply. Is it any wonder that people in the United States have an all-or-nothing attitude towards alcohol? Unlike Mediterranean countries, which place value on teaching children moderate drinking, the United States fosters extremes – you’re either a social binge-drinker, or a straight-edge teetotaler.

What if you could be a moderate drinker, too?

I have extensive experience providing moderation management counseling to people with problem drinking. At the first consultation, you can expect me to work with you collaboratively to understand what is not working in your life, using behavioral science and evidence-based research to offer a menu of choices to help you achieve your goals. You choose the path that best accommodates your lifestyle and preferences. In a warm and nonjudgmental environment, I will offer feedback and a range of strategies to ensure your personal success. No matter what stage of recovery you are in, I can help you take the next step in reaching your full potential. Let’s get started – call (312) 715-8234.

What makes me different from other alcohol counselors?

  • I am passionate about helping you integrate your values with your behaviors. I use research-based methods that teach you tools starting from the very first session. Together we can work to find solutions that lead to relief from problem drinking. I aspire to help you find solutions that lead to the life you desire and envision for yourself.
  • I use evidence-based practices. New research is emerging all the time, shaping the field of psychology, human behavior, and neuroscience. We will look at the best available evidence to create a plan tailored to your goals that harnesses the latest advances in research.
  • I focus on possibilities, not labels. Most people who struggle with problem drinking are riddled with shame, and worry about being labeled an alcoholic. There is nothing helpful about calling someone an “alcoholic.” There is, however, great possibility in taking an honest look at how your behaviors are leading to negative consequences. I will assist you in developing intrinsic self-monitoring that will help you live in a way congruent with your values.

You can regain control.

Are you ready to start living a life free of problem drinking?

If you answered yes, here’s what to do:

  1. Call me today at (312) 715-8234 for a free 10-minute phone consultation
  2. If you’re ready to book an appointment, click the Schedule Appointment button below to access my online appointment scheduler. I will then call you within 24 hours to discuss your needs.