March 29, 2019

Addictions Treatment

Additions can feel like a dark hole, but it doesn’t have to. There is hope!

Addiction may or may not have been a problem before COVID-19 hit our country, but we are seeing a huge uptick in issues for many people around drinking, online video addiction and overuse of other substances at this time. 

We can help with Online Therapy and/or find appropriate help for you or a loved one. Call us today at 503-869-8108

Have you noticed a substance or activity that you once enjoyed is now causing you frustration and holding you back from the health and freedom you desire? Has it hindered you or the relationships in your life? Have others made comments about possibly using it too much? Has it hindered your work or school performance? Perhaps you have noticed an increasing inability to limit your consumption of alcohol, cigarettes, marijuana, other recreational drugs, caffeine, pornography, gambling, and video gaming.

The effects of addiction can be devastating and debilitating on you and your loved ones. You may have attempted to stop using previously, however, the struggle to completely break free is hard. Maybe your addiction helped you cope with your pain and life’s challenges, maybe it helped you feel momentarily better about yourself, or maybe it helped you enjoy a social situation. Yet, now you are experiencing the negative effects of addiction, and now you are ready to take the steps of courage and begin your healing journey.

These challenges are very common; you are not alone. There are many others who have been where you are and who are now experiencing healing and freedom. Recovery Worldwide, LLC states that:

  • Over 20 million Americans over the age of 12 have an addiction
  • 100 people die every day from drug overdoses. This rate has tripled in the past 20 years.
  • Over 5 million emergency room visits in 2011 were drug-related.
  • 2.6 million people with addictions have a dependence on both alcohol and illicit drugs.
  • 9.4 million people in 2011 reported driving under the influence of illicit drugs.
  • 6.8 million people with an addiction have a mental illness.
  • Rates of illicit drug use are highest among those aged 18 to 25.
  • Over 90% of those with addiction began drinking, smoking or using illicit drugs before the age of 18.

It can seem overwhelmingly hard to begin the journey to recovery and freedom. The good news is, at Core Values Counseling, you have compassionate and trained counselors along with Neurofeedback therapy that can help you begin this journey successfully.

How We Can Help

At Core Values Counseling we want to personalize your experience. We will use Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy, Mindfulness & Relaxation Techniques, Solution-focused and strength-based therapies, Psycho-education, and more in order to meet your needs the best we can.  We also use a neurofeedback program called Brainpaint. Neurofeedback is a scientifically proven way to improve the way you feel and function in the world by improving how your brain operates. Neurofeedback can help your brain heal and recover from the impact of addiction. Clients have noticed significant decreases in anxiety, alleviating feelings of depression, sleeping better, and increased ability to cope with life’s challenges. This type of therapy works well when done in conjunction with other therapy models.

Things That Could Hold You Back

We understand the pain and devastation of addiction. We understand how hard it is to heal from addiction and that it isn’t an easy or quick-fix solution. We understand you really want to be done with this addiction and that it can be hard to let go. It takes time, and we are here to partner with you as you move forward.

Change is hard and can be both scary and intimidating. Making the investment of time and money, along with the commitment to your needs is hard. Life is busy and it’s hard to fit in something else to your schedule. You are worth the investment! Your future and your healing are worth every minute and every penny. This is your season for healing; your season to rise up and start again.

You are not alone

We are here for you and to walk this out with you. We have worked with clients who have struggled with addiction and have seen them grow and become stronger and healthier. We have seen the benefit of combining therapies for the benefit of a client’s health and well-being.

With the variety of tools and resources we can use while you are working with us, we can personalize your counseling experience that will tailor the therapy to what works best for you and your healing. Incorporating Neurofeedback will help your brain reset and heal from addiction, while talk therapy will help you understand triggers, understand how to manage your response to triggers, understand why addiction was a big part of your life, and the needs it met even though it was harmful to you.

Help is a call away

We are here for you. You can read the profiles of our therapists here, you are welcome to email and/or call us with questions and to get to know us better. You are also welcome to schedule your first appointment with us. Taking the first step toward healthy change is courageous and powerful.


Heath and well being during the COVID-19 Pandemic


PLEASE CALL 503-869-8108

During this time of uncertainty and the world feeling upside down, we want you to know we are here for you.

Anxiety, depression, PTSD, and relational triggers are at an all-time high!

Anxiety is out of control. When we hear so much bad news and we have no idea when this pandemic will begin to reverse, it can rattle even the calmest among us, but for people who already struggle with anxiety, it can be crippling. Whether you are new to the emotion or it is an old bedfellow, talking to someone and finding ways to cope and move forward can be incredibly helpful.

Depression is also something that is normal when we stop all normal activities, find ourselves homeschooling our kids, working from home, in isolation, or are grieving the loss of a job, loss of your health, or worse yet, loss of a loved one. Maybe you feel like you shouldn’t be depressed because you haven’t had a “major” loss, but instead, you are feeling low and out of sorts because you couldn’t go on your vacation, throw your child a birthday party, or attend Easter services. We’re here to tell you, if you are a human on planet earth, at this moment in time, you have a reason to be depressed.

If you suffer from PTSD in any form, you are probably being triggered a great deal right now. Many people are feeling triggers that are elusive. You may not even understand why you feel these triggers that cause any number of symptoms from anxiety, to panic attacks to physical issues. This is understandable. Everywhere you turn you hear of life-threatening illness, death, and loss of every kind.

Relationship distress is also a big issue right now. How could it not be? We are all working from home, navigating uncharted territory on every front and there is no end in sight.

You know you need help. You want to talk to someone, but how do you get these services when you are practicing social distancing? Online therapy, that is how we can help. Whether you need individual therapy, couples or help with your whole family, we are here for you.

We understand online therapy is different than seeing your therapist in person! However, there is some research that has found we are able to connect at a very deep level through online therapy. Not every problem is best served through online therapy. We will talk with you and assess if it is a viable option for you.

Please call us today. Whether you have insurance or not, we will do everything we can to get you the help you need.

We have several platforms to do online therapy.  Please reach out to us today.

We are here to ease your stress and give you tools to manage during this unprecedented time.