Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

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My Approach to Working with Addiction and Other Compulsive Behaviors

By Dario Martinez

When working with addiction and other forms of compulsive behavior, I meet people exactly where they’re at. Some people are very clear that they have a "problem.” Others are less certain, and need time to explore their relationship to whatever substance(s) or behavior(s) brought them into therapy.

I’ve received extensive training in both Harm Reduction and Abstinence-Based treatment models. I use a strengths-based, non-shaming approach to help people clarify, for themselves, whether or not they want to modify their behavior in any way. My style can either be “soft” or highly directive: I tailor it to the unique needs of each client.
This work can be extremely transformative. People who struggle with addiction often feel “defective” or “irreparably damaged.” Finding a safe, supportive place to talk openly  about things that make us feel “defective,” can be a powerful first step in working through underlying shame that frequently drives addictive, compulsive behaviors.

The resources I’ve provided on this page are designed to provide additional support. Please feel free to contact me here  me with any questions or if you’d like to schedule a free 30-minute initial consultation.

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