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ALCOHOL AND DRUG SUPPORT

Why Me?

EXPERIENCE

Since 2006 I have been working in community and inpatient mental health. Since 2010 I have been supporting people with mild to severe alcohol and/or drug issues in various settings including community clinics, inpatient hospitals, and correctional facilities. Depending on the severity of your substance use, changes to your alcohol and/or drug use needs to be treated very seriously. There can be significant medical complications associated with tolerance and withdrawal. Therefore it is important you see an experienced clinician that understand these risks. 

MY APPROACH

I take a non-judgemental, harm reduction approach. I recognise that substance use problems does not discriminate and that everyone has different goals. Some people want to abstain, some people want to continue drinking and using drugs. Whatever the goal, I will tailor a treatment plan to meet your goals. Substance use disorders can be mild, moderate or severe. A person that has a mild substance use disorder might use occasionally, but frequently and harmfully. Even a mild substance use disorder can be problematic and needs to be treated. My goal is to help reduce the impact substances are having on you socially, mentally, financially, legally and on your family and physical health. 

IT DOESN'T HAVE TO BE ABOUT THERAPY

Some people just require some education. My mental health and substance use psychoeducation program is very popular with clients and it has also been very popular with people facing legal issues. This six module structured program covers all the most popular and researched topics on mental health and substance use and the relationship between the two. CLICK HERE to find out more.

TEAM WORK

My goal is to address the factors that contribute to your alcohol and/or drug use. We will work together to understand the origin of your substance use and understand factors that trigger and maintain it. Most importantly, we will find the right strategies that you can employ in the moment to prevent alcohol and/or use having an impact on your life and to ultimately increase the quality of your life.

PRIVATE AND CONFIDENTIAL

Privacy and confidentiality is a concern for some clients and what you share will not be shared with anyone else without your consent. Based on my experience, some clients do not want to engage with large government or non-government AOD organisations.  

 

How does it work?

No referral is required. However, if you have a current referral and mental health care plan from your GP, you will be eligible for a Medicare rebate of $96.65. My fee is $165.00 for the hour, therefore you are only out of pocket by $68.35.

Have questions and what to have a chat first? Please fill out the contract from below, and I'll be in touch. 

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