There are many reasons why people become addicted. People with anxiety, mood, personality disorders or other mental health problems are particularly vulnerable to becoming dependent on substance use or other forms of compulsive behaviors. For example, people find that drinking alcohol or taking drugs helps them initially to alleviate stress or emotional pain. However, doing so often worsens their life circumstances and mental health conditions. Ambivalence about own addiction and treatment is very common so working with a compassionate therapist can help make that shift and increase motivation.
SCHEDULE AN APPOINTMENT
Dr. Khodik, Psy.D., B.C.B. is credentialed as a National Register Health Services Psychologist. He earned his Doctoral Degree in Clinical Psychology and his Board Certification in Biofeedback from Widener University’s Institute
People with anxiety disorders respond to certain objects or situations with excessive fear and often unexplainable dread. Anxious reaction manifests as thoughts, feelings and physical
If you feel dissatisfied with your work, feel unaccomplished or unrecognized for your contributions, have “checked-out” or are self-sabotaging your own success at work, you are not alone.
Disorders related to one’s mood can be highly disruptive and even dangerous if not addressed professionally. Common symptoms are feeling sad and “empty inside” all the time, loss
Personality or Characterological Disorders are diagnosed when people experience patterns of behavior, feelings, and thinking that significantly interfere with their life and create problems in
In the most stressful moments, many people turn to their faith as source of solace and support. The healing power of healthy spiritual and religious practices is well documented. However,