Co-Occurring Disorders

I offer counseling services for the following for co-occurring disorders:

  • Anxiety
  • Bi-polar
  • Codependency
  • Depression
  • Emotional disturbance
  • Grief
  • Mood disorders
  • Obsessive compulsive disorder
  • Post-traumatic stress disorder
  • Relationship issues
  • Self Esteem
  • Sexuality
  • Stress
  • Trauma

Substance use disorders frequently occur together with another condition. The diagnosis is called a co-occurring disorder, dual disorder or sometimes a dual diagnosis. Although the symptoms of one disorder may predate the other, the symptoms frequently become interwoven, making it difficult to separate them. For this reason, it is strongly recommended that both disorders be treated at the same time.

If you are struggling with a co-occurring disorder, I will work with you to explore both disorders. An integrated treatment approach for both issues that begins during withdrawal management and continues through aftercare support is the best way to recover from co-occurring disorders. Integrated treatment coordinates treatment for substance abuse and mental health disorders. This frequently includes both therapy and medication prescribed by your psychiatric provider. Cognitive behavioral therapy or dialectical behavioral therapy can help improve coping skills and reduce maladaptive behaviors. Therapy sessions will help you recognize symptoms, become aware of triggers, and develop alternative responses.