Addiction Counseling

Addiction Counseling FAQ

Answers to frequently asked questions from past clients

Q: What is addiction?

A: Briefly stated, it is NOT a lack of willpower. It IS a compulsive behavior resulting from a brain disease. Recovery is possible through the science of neuroplasticity, which changes the way the brain is wired.

Q: What is addiction counseling?

A: It is a focused, targeted, thought-provoking, interactive, transformative, and results-oriented process designed for people in the early stages of recovery. Counseling with Stacy Zemon facilitates concrete changes in your life and sustainable sobriety from any addiction. She helps you achieve your goals through powerful conversations that are intended to inspire new thinking, perceptions, and behaviors that actualize your potential (your unrealized ability, capacity, or possibility) and enhance your happiness and satisfaction. This includes leveraging your strengths, uncovering what’s in your way, and targeting the areas that most need to be addressed. You will receive everything you need to successfully maintain long-term abstinence from dependency and experience a far greater quality of life.

Q: What is Stacy’s approach to counseling?

A: Stacy uses a psychospiritual approach to counseling that calls upon a variety of powerful psychological and spiritual tools, techniques, and resources. Her style is honest, direct, authentic, encouraging, caring, compassionate, and holistic (taking into account your mind, body, and spirit). Counseling begins with an assessment of your needs, issues/challenges, and goals. Armed with this knowledge, Stacy asks you relevant questions and provides you with guidance, direction, feedback, knowledge, practices, resources, and support. She also utilizes powerful exercises, processes, and guided meditations. Between sessions, she assigns individualized homework for your continual progress.

Q: How many addiction counseling sessions do I need?

A: That depends on a variety of factors, including your goal(s), your commitment and openness to change, your capacity for introspection and integration, how quickly and thoughtfully you complete homework assignments, and your unique life circumstances. While addiction counseling sessions are laser-focused, there is no way to tell in advance exactly how many you will need. Naturally, the more issues that need to be addressed, the more sessions will benefit you. After you select an addiction counseling package, if needed, you can always choose another or add one at a time. Once primary addiction counseling has concluded, you may find it useful to get a monthly “check-up” to help your life stay on course.

Q: How often will I meet with Stacy?

A: Addiction counseling sessions take place on mutually convenient dates and times and can be scheduled weekly, every two weeks, or monthly (your choice). Greater frequency yields the biggest returns in terms of change.

Q: How long is each addiction counseling session?

A: Addiction counseling sessions are 60 minutes long.

Q: If I have a slip or relapse, can I meet with Stacy sooner?

A: Yes, if she has availability in her schedule, you can meet with her prior to your next scheduled session.

Q: Where do sessions take place?

A: In order to make addiction counseling as convenient as possible for you, sessions can be held in the comfort of your home. They can take place over the phone or on Zoom (recommended), where a video recording can be made and sent to you if desired.

Q: What outcomes can I expect from addiction counseling?

A: You’ll come away with increased self-awareness, clarity, confidence, courage, self-love, and the satisfaction that comes from the positive internal and external changes you experience. If you want a sustainable recovery that gives you freedom from obsession and far greater happiness, and you are willing to make the necessary lifestyle adjustments, addiction counseling with Stacy may be just the solution you’ve been looking for to turn your life around – for good!

Q: What is Stacy’s experience and educational background?

A: Stacy is in recovery from an addiction herself and knows first-hand what you are going through. She is a skilled and experienced addiction counselor who has helped hundreds of clients achieve long-term recovery. Stacy holds degrees in addiction counseling and applied science and has passed the written exam for Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselor (CADC) certification. She also has doctorate degrees in metaphysics and divinity, life coaching, and ministerial credentials, and has graduated from numerous professional and personal development programs.

Q: How do I prepare for counseling sessions?

A: It is best to have a list of specific topics you want to deal with and for us to address them in order of their importance to you. It is a good idea to spend some time before each session letting go of what is happening in your day, relaxing, and opening up. If you are so inclined, pray or meditate about the guidance you are seeking. It is important to arrive on time, or even a few minutes early. Be sure you are in a quiet place that is free from distractions.

Q: Can sessions be recorded?

A: Yes, if you request having them on Zoom and ask for them to be recorded. If you do so, Stacy will send you MP4 videos after each session through Dropbox. This is a free app you can download onto your laptop, PC, tablet, or mobile device. It is your responsibility to make sure that your webcam, microphone, and Internet connection are working properly. By requesting a recording of your addiction counseling be sent to you, you agree not to distribute, publish, transmit, modify, display, or create derivative works from it in any way.

Q: Is everything I discuss with her confidential?

A: Whatever is discussed during your addiction counseling is kept strictly confidential unless you express to Stacy that you feel suicidal or homicidal, in which case she is ethically mandated to contact the appropriate authorities. Stacy will never use your name or any of the information you share with anyone without your express written permission.

Q: What are the payment options?

A: Addiction counseling is self-pay only. Your payment can be made with any major credit card or with a debit card.

Q: Is there anything else that is important for me to know?

A: Yes. Please read the Addiction Counseling Terms & Conditions to make sure you understand and agree with them before purchasing services.