Recovery with Demetria

Addiction and recovery counseling.

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About Me

I have worked in drug and alcohol treatment for 15 years both in a Non-Profit and in Private Practice settings. I have my Masters in Counseling Psychology and am Licensed through (CCAPP) California Consortium of Addiction Programs and Professionals. I am a member of CCAPP and The National Association of Addiction Professionals, NAADAC.

Drug and alcohol abuse does not happen in a bubble; an individual’s addiction affects everyone they come into contact with and everyone affects the addict. As a Recovery Counselor, I am available to help everyone involved who are willing to begin looking at possibilities for change. I have extensive experience working with adolescents, adults and families who have been affected by addiction.

I utilize many different treatment approaches including; CBT, Solution Focused, and DBT therapies which have a, reality based model. This means that as we explore the many struggles that addiction brings to individuals and families. I also provide Sandtray and Expressive Arts therapies, that offer an organic and holistic approach to addiction. I am here to provide information as well as empathy to help you find the strength to move forward into recovery.

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Recovery Consulting

I provide both phone and in office consultation to anyone who is affected by addiction. You may be contemplating treatment and unsure where to start or you may have a loved one that needs help and support. Consultation will help you narrow down your individual needs and move forward into action.

Sometimes its unclear if there is an addiction or substance abuse problem. Looking at how Substances are affecting your life can help you obtain clarity. There are many options for your recovery; Detox, Residential, Out Patient, Individual Counseling, Family Support – to name a few. Understanding these options is the first step in deciding what you need.

Pre-Treatment Planning:

Have you or a family member reached a point where addiction has affected a single or multiple parts of your life? If you have decided its time to do something about your drug or alcohol use then I can help. After an assessment of your drug or alcohol use I can help provide you with resources and direction for your recovery.

After a confidential assessment, I can help you identify the level of addiction intervention that my work best for you. I will be able to discuss the advantage and disadvantages of different treatment modalities; Detox, Residential, Out Patient, Sober Living Environments, 12-step participation, Individual or Family Counseling.

Post-Treatment Planning:

When you have successfully completed formal substance abuse treatment, you will leave with a structured discharge and relapse prevention plan. However, it is often discovered that after leaving treatment its hard to follow through with that plan on our own and a lack of ongoing case management, is a common cause for relapse.

I will provide you with structured support to assist you in your ongoing recovery. I will help you to follow your recommended discharge plan, create a new plan as your lifestyle needs change and suggest community resources to assist as you move forward on your recovery path.

Family Counseling

Addiction and Substance Dependency doesn’t happen in a bubble – we are all affected by each other’s behaviors and choices. Its important that recovery happen in an integrated system where everyone contributes to healthy changes as well as obtains the individual support they need.

I will work with you and your family to help you integrate back in as an active member and teach them how to support you in your ongoing recovery. We will meet regularly to address the immediate life crisis and emotional reactions that would normally trigger a return to old behaviors and addictions.

Recovery Counseling Benefits

Recovery counseling is for anyone who feels that their alcohol or drug consumption is affecting them negatively. Utilizing a Licensed Recovery Counselor offers individuals and families help to develop plans for reaching recovery goals and making positive changes.

Recovery Counseling is an opportunity for families to learn about addiction and the behaviors that go along with it. A Licensed Recovery Counselor will also help the families understand what role they play in their loved ones problem and recovery. Understanding the changes that are required when one enters recovery is key to learning how to support their loved one.

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Client focus

Gender: All

Age: Adolescents (10 – 18) for individual therapy

Family therapy may include children younger than age 10

Adults (18+)

Treatment Preferences/Modalities:

Individual / Family / Couples

Office Visits

Internet Sessions

In-Home Sessions


Hourly pricing from $135 - $180 per hour

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