Addictions- What is it? And do I have it? Addiction is defined as being physically and mentally dependent on a particular substance, as alcohol, drugs or an activity- like shopping, playing video games or exercise and being unable to stop taking it or doing without incurring adverse and harmful effects to your mind, body and soul
(- not to mention those who surround and interact with you.)
Grief & Loss is the normal and natural reaction to significant emotional loss of any kind. It is the conflicting feelings caused by the end of, or change in, a familiar pattern of behavior. Grief can be the feeling of reaching out for someone/something who has always been there, only to find when you need them again, they are no longer there.
Or, grief can be a feeling of reaching out for someone/something who has never been there for you, and still isn’t.
Trauma/PTSD may set in after a distressing or life-threatening event. It is the emotional response to a terrible event like an accident, violence, rape or natural disasters. Immediately after the event, shock and denial are typical.
Longer term responses may include:
Anxiety and Depression caused by Life Transitions such as moving, aging, changing jobs, chronic pain or illness. There are many transitions and choices that can seem overwhelming… Life isn’t always easy. Sometimes, even the strongest people amongst us need a little bit of help to work through some of life’s more challenging problems.
Through years of experience, I’m confident that no problem is too great to overcome. Through therapy, there is always a way to address the issues you face and learn coping strategies to help you both right now and in the future.
NeurOptimal® Neurofeedback is an adjunct to therapy/counseling and is considered by many to be the most highly evolved form of neurofeedback available today.
Clients have experienced relief from physical, mental and emotional symptoms.
Athletes, students, musicians, and business professionals have also experienced enhanced performances.
NeurOptimal® is not a medical treatment for illnesses.
Dominique Condevaux, Licensed Addiction and Professional Counselor
Colorado & Michigan