Psychotherapist Supporting Trauma & Addictions
Psychotherapist Supporting Trauma & Addictions
Addiction is a complex biosocial illness.
More than 87 percent of sex addicts also report
having other addictions, which adds to the complexity.
Research indicates for sex addicts, trauma or high stress and addiction are inextricably connected.
Treatment can be divided into seven tasks:
1. Break Through Denial
2. Understand the nature of addictive illness
3. Surrenders to process
4. Limits damage from behavior
5. Establish sobriety
6. Ensure physical integrity
7. Participate in a culture of support
Understanding how trauma works and more specifically what tools can be used to address healing after betrayal is critical to recovery.
Betrayed partners reach out you do not have to go through this alone.
In 2006, Dr. Barbara Steffens research revealed that betrayed partners often experience posttraumatic stress reactions.
Learn how to restore your identity.
Get support in your betrayal recovery by learning to restoring your
brain, body, and mind to health.
Tremendous Harm Caused by Deception
Trained from the best of best from the world-renowned legacy team of
Pia Melody out of
The Meadows in Wickenburg Arizona
PIT is Treatment for Developmental Immaturity(Codependence).
It is a modality designed to treat the effects of childhood trauma and resulting issues of developmental immaturity.
PIT is an eclectic approach which uses individual and group therapy drawn from psychoanalytic therapies, gestalt, family systems theory, transactional analysis, rational emotive therapy, and the concepts of Erik Erikson & Carl Rogers.
Love Addiction/ Love Avoidance
Inner Child work & feeling reduction work addressed.
Counselling for addiction and codependency in Niagara Falls, ON.
Do you or a loved one need help for alcohol or substance abuse?
Are addictions to pornography, sex and/or the internet hurting the people in your life?
Do you have a gambling, drug, alcohol, food, sex, work, and/or shopping addiction (s) that are impacting your life?
We've Got your Back
Cannabis Friendly Psychotherapist
Depressed or anxious about how to relate reconnect and rebuild your family and/or relationship?
Take a Risk!
Family or couples counselling could save your marriage/ relationships.
Feeling is Dealing & Sensing is Healing
Autonomic Nervous System :
Symptoms are of the body.
Yet we rarely consider the body as the source and inspiration for healing.
When you are out of touch with your body
You will be out of touch with your life.
Learn to live fully and experience the natural wisdom that your body holds and
hear what is have been screaming without your awareness!
Don't let fear, worry and/or panic attacks take over your life any longer.
The future is now.
Learn to find peace
moment to moment in the here and now using gestalt therapy, somatic experiencing, and/or mindfulness.
Need support on how to honour your experience of depression and/or anxiety?
Are you unable to figure out how to move forward because of a loss?
Grief can be overwhelming.
Call Adrienne Richardson & Associates at Niagara Counselling & OnLine Therapy today!
ADHD & Behaviour Issues
Educational & Career Counseling
Gender Identity / Transgender Support
Co-Dependency, PTSD & Trauma
For all ages and stages!
LGBT community welcomed
with open arms.
Adrienne has volunteered her time and services to the Texas
Wounded Warriors from Iraq including Gulf War I and Gulf War II as well as Operation Enduring Freedom in Afghanistan by utilizing the game of golf to support healing trauma/PTSD.
The majority of Adrienne's golf clients are trained under the world-renowned Golf Pro Buck Mayer’s who is currently Director of Instruction out of the highly acclaimed/exclusive Golf & Lake Club- Escondido in Horseshoe Bay, Texas. Buck and the members at Escondido are also proud supporters of US veterans, and the Texas Wounded Warrior Foundation. Adrienne has also provided sports psychotherapy/coaching sessions for professional athletes who have excelled in football, and Ironman.
Providing elite and amateur sports enthusiast’s sports psychology techniques to improve their mental game on and off the greens/ field/ or track.
Adrienne is currently writing a book for golfers, and executives who see the value in making contact in life, business, and in golf .
The title of her soon to be published book,
"Fear of Making Contact"
Adrienne Richardson PhD RP and Niagara Counselling & Online Therapy hope to start providing affordable psychotherapy to residents of Niagara Falls, and the Niagara Region this fall through subsidized Group Art Therapy sessions.
From a gestalt perspective her team will use art to allow participants the opportunity to express their authentic selves and experiences to help them find greater contact and support from others while also gaining a greater awareness about themselves, others, and their environments to bring about healing, change, and growth.
You don't need to be an artist to join our art therapy groups, you just have to want to feel better about your life and your situation, and be open to exploring different possibilities while doing something creative!
Call or email to find out more and add your name to a wait list!
We are currently looking for local businesses and organizations who are looking to support mental health initiatives in Niagara.
We can't do this alone! Be a leader in Niagara and demonstrate how mental health matters.
"The body reacts profoundly in trauma. It tenses in readiness, braces in fear, and freezes and collapses in helpless terror. When the mind's protective reaction to overwhelm returns to normal, the body's response is also meant to normalize after the event. When this restorative process is thwarted, the effects of trauma become fixated and the person becomes traumatized" (Levine, 1997, p.6)
"If you are experiencing strange symptoms that no one seems to be able to explain, they could be arising from a traumatic reaction to a past event that you may not even remember.
You are not alone.
You are not crazy.
There is a rational explanation for what is happening to you.
You have not been irreversibly damaged, and it is possible to diminish or even eliminate your symptoms"
Popular approaches to healing trauma like CBT provide only temporary relief of trauma at best. Somatic experiencing focuses on body sensation, rather than intense emotion, and is the key to healing trauma.
Learn how to be more aware of any emotional reactions swelling up inside you, and how your body is experiencing these emotions in the form of sensations and thoughts.
Adrienne a gestalt psychotherapist, pairs her gestalt training with somatic experiencing. She can help support you in healing from your trauma.
There is no one that utilizes the combination of these therapies in the Niagara Region.
Let her introduce you to new possibilities for the treatment of your trauma.
Check out this great video and take a couple moments to JUST BREATH and tune into what your sensing in your body in this moment!
Enjoy our Boutique Therapy Space. Come a few minutes before your session have a cup of tea and unwind. Therapy is a time set aside for you! It's time you start giving yourself the love and compassion you deserve.
Do you even know?
If you do... How are you going to get it?
Dr Adrienne's motto...
"Here and now is all you have"
Sometimes...It's just a Choice.
Choose to call today!
At Niagara Counselling & Online Therapy
We've Got Your Back!
You have waited long enough. There is no shame in needing support.
Call Adrienne Richardson PhD, registered gestalt psychotherapist for individual or couples counselling in her Niagara Falls, or Toronto Offices.
You can't afford to wait and have suffer any longer.