No "One Path" To Recovery
Recovery means something different to everyone and there are as many paths to recovery as there are people making the journey.
Recovery can mean many things: Recovery from substance use, recovery from mental illness, recovery from trauma, domestic violence, eating disorders, and more.
Everyone enters the journey of recovery with their own unique history. And we will all find our own unique path moving forward.
The highly variable process of recovery is cause for celebration. No one path to recovery means there is something for everyone.
Substance Use Disorder
Your addiction does not define you. It is not your identity. Recovery is more about uncovering the “you” that is uninhibited by addiction. It’s closing the addiction door and opening the door to a more fulfilling life. It’s not about not using – that is just the starting place.
Avoiding things that remind you of the traumatic event can become problematic. Tools are available that will help you confront these events. Techniques can help ease your anxiety when you think about what happened. Over time you will overcome these symptoms and get your life back.
You may feel stress that seems out of proportion to a coming event. Maybe you can't set aside worry and restlessness. You may experience crippling panic attacks, or compulsive symptoms. These anxieties can be accompanied by insomnia, low self-esteem, and unpleasant emotions.
PTSD is a type of anxiety disorder that happens after a deeply threatening or scary event. You may not even have been directly involved, but the shock of what happened can be so intense that you struggle to live a normal life. Don't continue to relive the event, PTSD is treatable.
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Where Are You in Your Journey?
Recovery from substance use and mental health disorders is unique to each person. There is no "one path to recovery". I firmly believe in meeting people where they are in their journey and helping them find the path that will work best for their unique needs. I am passionate about integrating "traditional" therapeutic practices with "Complementary and Alternative Medicine", such as meditation and yoga. The research behind using these practices is clear that they increase people's mental health and overall wellbeing.
Three step process:
Therapy can be a double edged sword - the bad news is you find yourself in a desperate situation. You're in trouble and nothing you do seems to work - you're over your head. And then you realize the first step to getting help is admitting you need it. The good news is you found us.
Angi Edwards-Matheson CMHC, ASUDC, CYP-500
Angi has over 20 years of experience in treating addiction, anxiety, PTSD (and C-PTSD), depression, and personality disorders. She is trained in many approaches, including EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing), DBT (Dialectic Behavior Therapy), CBT (Cognitive Behavior Therapy), Seeking Safety, Clinical Yoga, and more.
Angi is a licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor and Advanced Substance Use Disorder Counselor. She is also a certified Clinical Yoga Practioner-500.
Get the Most Out of Life!
It’s about stilling the uneasiness of the mind so you can think and act more clearly. It involves a combination of postures, breath control, and meditation to cultivate mental clarity and resilience. Both are needed to overcome and successfully manage mental health conditions.