If you are a treatment professional and feel ill-equipped to address the addiction problems of your clients, then you are not alone. I have consulted with many accomplished clinicians who believe they don’t possess the training or skills to effectively help those who struggle with addiction. Yet the client is yours, and you must figure something out, right?
Perhaps you have attempted to intervene, but despite your best efforts, remain challenged to know how to make progress. Or maybe when addiction arises in your clients you refer them to other therapists with addiction expertise, only to wonder whether the clients may have been better off continuing to work with you.
If any of this sounds familiar, then I can help you. I have consulted with a wide range of treatment professionals, including those who have little training in addiction, to seasoned experts who simply get stuck with a client and benefit from a fresh perspective.
My general approach to consulting is similar to clinical supervision in that we most often begin with a specific client, talking through the case, and then developing a plan that empowers you to know step-by-step how to proceed. Because clients with addiction often suffer from a constellation of other issues that can involve multiple treatment professionals, I can help you develop the best strategies for coordinating care across providers.
I have consulted with treatment professionals on numerous topics, including:
- addiction medications
- relapse prevention strategies
- resolving underlying core issues
- addressing the existential and spiritual aspects of addiction
Over the years I have worked with counselors, social workers, executive coaches, psychologists, primary care physicians, and many other professionals who benefit from my knowledge of addiction and treatment. If you have a client of situation where you believe I could help, I encourage you to schedule a consultation session.
Please know my intent is to get you where you want to go as quickly and efficiently as possible. Because every treatment professional’s needs are different, the amount of time we spend together will vary.
Schedule a Consult
Here are more specifics on scheduling a consult:
- Book a consult using my online scheduler. (Please book just one session at a time, unless we discuss booking multiple sessions in advance.)
- My rate is $150 per hour, paid in advance when you schedule via PayPal unless otherwise agreed upon.
- Consults can occur on the phone, over Skype, using Google Video, or another program if you prefer. I know that confidentiality and privacy are more problematic when video is involved, so my preference is phone at least to get started.
Please download and read my Professional Disclosure Statement which we will review during our initial session.
Things to Consider
If you are still unsure whether getting a consult is right for you, here are a few more things to consider.
Session by Session
A consult is not a long-term commitment, but instead a session-by-session arrangement where you decide if and when to proceed. My goal is to exceed your expectations for every hour we spend together. I don’t offer any package programs, or try to upsell you on more sessions. I have enough work and appreciate you being in the driver’s seat when it comes to scheduling.
I have been doing this work for a long time and am grateful to have an extensive network of very talented friends who are among the best of the best in the addiction world. This includes world-class researchers, highly skilled clinicians, primary care physicians with expertise in addiction, a seasoned drug court judge, and numerous other resources that I call upon as needed. So while you may consult with me, by doing so you also gain access to my network, the A-Team of addiction experts.
Money Back Guarantee
If you are not happy with a consult session for any reason, I will refund your money. Just shoot me a quick email when we are done and I will get your money back to you no questions asked. I am not in this for the money, but to make a difference. And if I can’t do that, I don’t want your money. It’s as simple as that.