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    How therapy can help you process your problematic drinking

    Trying to look into your problematic drinking takes a lot of courage and a trained professional and help guide you through this discovery. A therapist will come with a supportive and empathetic approach. Here’s what to expect:

    • Information provided: a therapist may share facts about safe drinking guidelines and the potential health risks associated with excessive alcohol consumption.
    • Reflective listening: a therapist will actively listen to your concerns, feelings, and experiences related to drinking with compassion and empathy.
    • Self-assessment tools: they may offer self-assessment tools or questionnaires to evaluate your drinking habits objectively.
    • Explore consequences: they may help you recognize the negative consequences of your drinking, such as impacts on relationships, work, or health.
    • Goal setting: Collaboratively you will create achievable goals for reducing or moderating your alcohol intake, focusing on your motivations for change.
    • Explore triggers: Identifying the situations, emotions, or stressors that lead to drinking, helping you develop healthier coping strategies may also happen in sessions.
    • Offer resources: information about support groups, other therapy options, or treatment programs for individuals struggling with alcohol use disorders may also be offered. The SAMHSA website is a great resource!
    • Monitor progress: assessing your progress and adjusting treatment strategies as needed will help you stay on track.

    Remember that change is a gradual process, and you may not immediately recognize change. Be patient and supportive throughout your journey towards change.

    If you are looking for marriage therapy or individual in Loveland, CO or surrounding areas, contact me! I can also offer online therapy for the state of Colorado and Wyoming. Let’s get started on creating a more fulfilling life!