This April is Alcohol Awareness Month – and in that vein, we wanted to introduce our certified drug and alcohol counselor, Stephanie Tucker.
When you look her up on our website, you’ll see that she has many letters following her name (LPC, MBA, CADC I). These mean that she is a Licensed Professional Counselor, holds a Masters Degree in Counseling Psychology as well as a Masters in Business Administration with an emphasis on management and human behavior, and is a Certified Alcohol Drug Counselor. When you’re a medical professional the more education and experience you have, the more letters come after your name.
Stephanie’s philosophy mirrors the naturopathic model you’ve come to expect here at Flow Natural Health Care. She works in partnership with those under her care to develop insight, understand the challenges they face, and gain awareness of their personal choices. Her approach is integrative, and she often uses cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) to empower her patients as they work toward a better life.
What is Integrative Counseling?
Integrative counseling is a holistic approach to therapy. It fuses different elements of psychotherapy together to improve an individual’s mental, physical, and emotional health.
The focus of integrative therapy is on enabling a patient to look at each moment without preconceived notions or opinions. This allows one to recognize and address the triggers and emotions each moment may cause. Once these are delineated, the individual can begin to consciously change their behavior using approaches like cognitive behavioral therapy.
What is Cognitive Behavioral Therapy?
CBT is a type of therapy that focuses on finding solutions to existing challenges. With this goal in mind, the therapist and patient work together to discover what triggers specific emotions, reactions, or decisions. Once these triggers are determined, they find ways to change behavior by avoiding or mitigating the triggers.
Cognitive behavioral therapy helps the patient discover a path to recovery and provides practical tools for improvement.
Are you hoping to make improvements to both your physical and mental health? Contact Flow Natural Health Care today to make an appointment with Stephanie!