What is Behavioral Couples Therapy?
I am experienced using Behavioral Couples Therapy (BCT), a form of therapy effective in helping couples change difficult patterns, improve communication and family functioning, and reduce violence in relationships. BCT is particularly effective as a primary treatment for substance abuse and dependence (see Couples below). Specialized Help for Substance Abuse and Addiction Individuals Breaking free from addictive patterns can be particularly difficult and requires specialized approaches. When working with addicted individuals, I add motivational enhancement and relapse prevention therapies to my therapy. A particular strength of mine is treating alcoholic or addicted individuals with respect and without the moral judgment that often accompanies addictions treatment. I support individuals use of AA/NA and 12 step programs and have found ACT and motivational strategies readily adaptable to 12 step concepts. However, I have worked effectively with many clients who are not open to 12 step p