Stage One Recovery
Kay has been an Addiction Counselor and Life Coach since 2004 and has been in recovery since 1992. Offering personalized services for individuals suffering from chemical dependency as well as friends and family affected by addiction.
Stage One Recovery
In Stage One Recovery (0 to 3-6 months) we focus on grounding and creating safety and well-being using my customized Recovery Blueprint and First Things First Recovery Planner.
When we recover, all aspects of our world change so the practices we use focus on all aspects of our self with clear-seeing kindness – body, emotion, mind, spirit, environment, relationships and work. My sessions provide a safe, compassionate container to learn and practice the necessary skills and behaviors to return health and well-being.
For many of us, the symptoms that drive our addiction begin long before we pick up the first drink or drug – feeling like we don’t quite fit in or belong, judging and comparing ourselves to others, poor sleep patterns, anxiety, low energy, sugar cravings, inability to focus or concentrate and low mood to name a few. This is why in his book “In the Realm of Hungry Ghosts,” Gabor Mate, M.D. refers to addiction as an adaptation to momentarily feel calmer, more excited, or less dissatisfied with life. “The aching emptiness is perpetual because the substances, objects or pursuits we hope will soothe it are not what we really need.”
As we go deeper into our addiction, our world gets smaller and smaller until almost the only thing that brings us pleasure is our chemicals. When we recover, all aspects of our world change so the healing practices we use focus on all aspects of our self with clear-seeing kindness - body, emotion, mind, spirit, environment, relationships and work. To be able to successfully heal from addiction, it is crucial that healthy balance be restored on all levels.
Early recovery is a vulnerable time as one by one the doors we have shut begin to open while at the same time our body and mind are trying to re-balance and function without chemicals. My sessions provide a safe, compassionate container to learn and practice the necessary skills and behaviors to return health and well-being and enjoy Complete Recovery.
Begin Your Journey Today
Stage One Recovery's primary objective is to create a safe and stable environment conducive to your healing journey. The early days of sobriety can be challenging and filled with uncertainty and vulnerability, but with the right strategies in place, you can begin your journey to complete recovery.
We can work together to lay the groundwork for your long-term success. Through a combination of therapeutic interventions, personalized addiction treatment plans, and holistic wellness practices, I'll help you establish healthy habits, coping strategies, and support systems to sustain your sobriety and well-being. I am here to support you along the way as you choose a brighter, healthier future.