Colleen holds a Master’s Degree in Clinical and Counseling Psychology from The Chicago School of Professional Psychology. She has worked with clients ranging in level of care including traditional Outpatient (OP), Intensive Outpatient (IOP), Partial Care (PC), Inpatient, and Subacute Detox. She currently works with adults suffering from substance abuse disorders and co-occurring disorders at the OP/IOP/PC levels of care. The majority of Colleen’s experience has been with the adult substance abuse and dual-diagnosis population, ranging from co-occurring diagnoses such as depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, adjustment disorder, Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), among others.
Colleen’s primary therapeutic approach is Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy, however, she believes that each client is different and uses a multi-theoretical approach, incorporating Person Centered Therapy, Solution-Focused Brief Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, and Dialectical Behavior Therapy. Colleen aids clients in identifying triggers and healthy coping skills in order to overcome the challenges that occur in life, as well as identifying a solid relapse prevention plan for clients suffering from addiction. She strives to help every client recognize the value and worth within themselves, so that they can develop the confidence to make positive changes in their lives in order to grow and work towards happiness.
This group is for anyone in the first 3 months of their recovery journey to assist them with finding the root of their addiction. This can be utilized with individual and family sessions to round out an intensive outpatient program or be the next step in their recovery process.
This group is for those who are involved in a relationship with addicts/alcoholics. Having a relationship with an addict/alcoholic can be frustrating, heart breaking, and debilitating. It can be the most difficult life experience in which love, and despair are experienced simultaneously.
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