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Adult Individual Sessions-
Addiction & Recovery

I’m Barbara Morales-Rossi.

LMFT 113871 , LAADC , LR01480315

"It takes a rebellious act to become authentic and heal."

"It takes a rebellious act to become authentic and heal."

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Starting your journey to your authentic self can be challenging and I can walk with you to explore healthier living.  My greatest passion is being a healer, and a part of that is empowering clients to become their own healers. Read more – click on the link below. 

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 I make it a point to do my best to support anyone who chooses to change their life-it’s not an easy task-it’s one that is on-going, evolving and wondrous. Read more – click on the link below. Be sure to scroll down on the page for a video.

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psycology today

Starting your journey to your authentic self can be challenging and I can walk with you to explore healthier living. My greatest passion is being a healer, and a part of that is empowering clients to become their own healers. Read more – click on the link below.

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Starting your journey to your authentic self can be challenging and I can walk with you to explore healthier living. My greatest passion is being a healer, and a part of that is empowering clients to become their own healers. Read more – click on the link below. Be sure to scroll down on the page for a video.

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About Me

My personal experience comes from many years working in the addiction and recovery field before becoming a licensed marriage and family therapist. I have been in recovery for 27 years (it’s one day at a time) and have discovered that I’m pretty good at helping folks in recovery. 

About Me

My personal experience comes from many years working in the addiction and recovery field before becoming a licensed marriage and family therapist. I have been in recovery for 27 years (it’s one day at a time) and have discovered that I’m pretty good at helping folks in recovery. 

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What i do

Sometimes it can be hard to manage addiction and recovery issues, the struggle to “live life on life’s terms”, coming to terms that certain beliefs can lead to behaviors that get in the way of “healthy living.

Recovery & Addiction Counseling.

Sometimes it can be hard to manage addiction and recovery issues, the struggle to “live life on life’s terms”, coming to terms that certain beliefs can lead to behaviors that get in the way of “healthy living.

Individual Counseling.

This can also be your first time in therapy, faced with cultural barriers and family messages ” we tell a stranger/outsider about what goes on in this family. I can help by first holding a safe space for you to express yourself, to help you explore the challenges in your life.

MY WORKFLOW

With your goals for treatment, whether it’s your first time in treatment or your 10th time, we can prioritize which ones you wish to address and move forward. This usually starts with creating a safe space to discuss and understand symptoms, triggers, practice of current “survival coping skills,” and how you communicate your needs/wants to others. By developing your awareness of your patterns, then there is opportunity for choice. This can help with surmising how you feel your life has been interrupted and unhealthy for you. The importance of creating safety allows the ability to understanding how, when and why you “react” or respond” to people, places, and situations in your life 

 

 I will use worksheets, handouts, social media, TED Talks, podcasts, books, if we both feel it can be useful. I also use various grounding techniques to hopefully reduce reactivity before, during and after the session. My approach is to engage, mind, body, spirit in the healing process . I also encourage clients to bring in their cultural practices beliefs that have positive influences in your ability to heal.

  • Recovery is a big room for healthy living.

    Starting your journey to your authentic self can be challenging and I can walk with you to explore healthier living. I want to understand how you move in the world and understand your struggles with addiction and recovery issues.

MY WORKFLOW

With your goals for treatment, whether it’s your first time in treatment or your 10th time, we can prioritize which ones you wish to address and move forward. This usually starts with creating a safe space to discuss and understand symptoms, triggers, practice of current “survival coping skills,” and how you communicate your needs/wants to others. By developing your awareness of your patterns, then there is opportunity for choice. This can help with surmising how you feel your life has been interrupted and unhealthy for you. The importance of creating safety allows the ability to understanding how, when and why you “react” or respond” to people, places, and situations in your life 

 

 I will use worksheets, handouts, social media, TED Talks, podcasts, books, if we both feel it can be useful. I also use various grounding techniques to hopefully reduce reactivity before, during and after the session. My approach is to engage, mind, body, spirit in the healing process . I also encourage clients to bring in their cultural practices beliefs that have positive influences in your ability to heal.

  • Recovery is a big room for healthy living.

    Starting your journey to your authentic self can be challenging and I can walk with you to explore healthier living. I want to understand how you move in the world and understand your struggles with addiction and recovery issues.

If you would like to explore the opportunity to work with me, please fill out the contact form

We can further discuss any questions, comments, or curiosities that you may have with the therapeutic process. Please be prepared with a notebook in hand to write down any questions you may have and to write any information you receive.

(Disclaimer: it is highly suggested that the client not be under the influence of any substances while in therapy in order to experience benefits of therapy treatment).