“Recovery itself is a very un-glamorous daily process of being willing to fall down again, to break again, to cry again, to get up and try yet again until ‘success’ manifests as ever-greater sustained healing.” – Shannon Cutts

Shannon Cutts overcame a behavioral addiction known as Anorexia. Anorexia is but one of many addictions, most of which become dangerous to health and well-being before they begin, as they do, to erode and destroy what is good in one’s life. Whether the addiction is the use or abuse of a substance or it is primarily behavioral, Orange County addiction recovery counseling can be an effective approach for many individuals. Dr. Piper Walsh offers addiction recovery counseling to help individuals overcome and address the behaviors associated with addiction. Dr. Walsh understands what addiction does to families, couples and individuals. She provides Orange County addiction recovery counseling to help individuals navigate the questions, concerns, and desires that make recovery a time of great struggle, growth and revelation.

While physical addition is one aspect for many people and this must be addressed, it is important to remember that most of the time people compulsively engage in addictive behaviors in reaction to emotional stress, whether they also have a physical addiction or not. Psychologically based addictions are not based on drug or brain effects, so it’s quite common that people switch from one drug to a completely different kind of drug, or even to a non-drug behavior, and then engage in that behavior compulsively. The substance of the addiction isn’t the only issue at hand. The addictive behaviors are seated in psychological processes. Therefore, treatment of this sort of addiction requires an understanding of the psychological underpinnings that need also to be addressed. In her Orange County addiction recovery counseling practice, Dr. Walsh helps individuals to break down the issues that are affecting their behavior and what they can do to begin to feel more in control of their lives.

Counseling involves a great deal of self-discovery and introspection. If you are ready to take the first step in recovery from addition, Dr. Walsh is ready to help. For Orange County addiction recovery counseling, talk to Dr. Walsh. She serves all areas of Orange County including San Clemente, Coto De Caza, Talega, Laguna Beach, Dana Point, Laguna Niguel, Capistrano Beach, San Juan Capistrano, Aliso Viejo, Mission Viejo, Lake Forest, and Ladera Ranch.