Freedom exists on the other side of struggle.

Counseling for Individuals and Families in Nashville, TN

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Willpower alone cannot overcome
ALL of life’s challenges.

Some challenges must be overtaken and outnumbered.

As we’re flooded in a sea of stress, hopelessness and shame, most of us grab hold of whatever we can to keep our heads above water.

When we find what used to help keep us afloat no longer works, but instead weighs us down and makes us sink further, that is when we find ourselves drowning in the secrecy, isolation, and hopelessness of addiction.

Are you running out of solutions?

We hide from life.

Embarrassed because we’re not stronger.

We can’t connect with family, because they don’t understand our struggles. We find comfort in isolation and grow apart from people who love us and want to help.

We draw closer to the destructive lifestyle of addiction and substance abuse, because it feels safe.

But look where it’s brought you: lost relationships, jeopardizing work, disconnect from family, and the passion and drive for things you once loved don’t exist anymore.

“This will be the last time.”

Let’s face it… nothing you’ve done on your own is working.

So many promises made to yourself… to others.

You’ve tried limiting your use.

You’ve switched to “safer” options.

You’ve spoken to professionals, gone to 12-step meetings, even tried treatment – but nothing’s helped.

When I went to rehab, they didn’t ask me to give up my drugs. They asked me to give up the only thing that made my skin fit. How was I supposed to do that?

– Anonymous

This fight can’t be won on your own.

Whether you’ve struggled with substance abuse, or you care about someone
who does, the journey to recovery and sobriety begins with speaking the truth
– out loud and to a safe person.

It’s amazing that something so simple can bring such relief.

I’m ready to earn your trust and help you heal.

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Hi, I’m Karen

My resume will tell you things like how I’m a licensed substance use disorder specialist who has worked in addiction with individuals and families for over 30 years.

That’s perhaps important for you to know.

What I believe you really want to know is that I am keenly aware of how hard it is to come into an office like mine, carrying all the shame and secrecy you’ve held for so long. Everything I do is mindful of that fact.

My single most important asset is that I create all the safety you need to be able to begin to tell the truth of your life. You will be amazed at the relief that follows.

If you’ve made it as far as my office, you possess what I like to call “the gift of desperation.” Desperation because you ran out of options, and the pain became too great to ignore.

It is a gift; because once the cat is out of the bag, healing begins.

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Let’s work together to end your struggle.

You can do this.

And once you take the next step and contact me, you will begin to
feel the relief that comes from taking action.

Call now for a free consultation (615) 308-9385.

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How I Help

I was truly stunned when I learned that all those horrible things that I was afraid
to admit I had done, others had experienced, too. I really believed I was
defective and unique in all the worst ways.

– Former Client