In psychology, addiction is a term used to describe a persistent pattern of substance use or compulsive behaviors that interfere with an individual's daily life and well-being. Addiction is often described as a psychological and physical dependence on a substance or behavior. It can include substance use disorders (such as alcohol or drug addiction) and behavioral addictions (such as gambling or internet addiction).

Individuals with addiction often experience a strong urge to use the substance or engage in the behavior, despite the negative consequences it may have on their health, relationships, or daily life. They may also experience withdrawal symptoms if they try to quit or reduce their substance use or compulsive behaviors.

Addiction is a complex issue that can have multiple causes, including biological, environmental, and psychological factors. It is often associated with other mental health conditions, such as depression, anxiety, or trauma, and can have a significant impact on an individual's physical, emotional, and social well-being.

Treatment for addiction typically involves a combination of psychotherapy, medication, and support from family and loved ones. Psychotherapy can help individuals address the underlying causes of their addiction and develop coping strategies to manage their symptoms. Medications can help with withdrawal symptoms and reduce the risk of relapse. Support from loved ones can provide encouragement and accountability during the recovery process.

It's important to seek help if you or someone you know is struggling with addiction, as it is a treatable condition that can be effectively managed with the right support and treatment.

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If you are considering psychotherapy but do not know where to start, a free initial consultation is the perfect first step. It will allow you to explore your options, ask questions, and feel more confident about taking the first step towards your well-being.

It is a 30-minute, completely free meeting with a Mental Health specialist that does not obligate you to anything.

What are the benefits of a free consultation?

Who is a free consultation suitable for?


Potential benefits of a free initial consultation

During this first session: potential clients have the chance to learn more about you and your approach before agreeing to work together.

Offering a free consultation will help you build trust with the client. It shows them that you want to give them a chance to make sure you are the right person to help them before they move forward. Additionally, you should also be confident that you can support your clients and that the client has problems that you can help them cope with. Also, you can avoid any ethical difficult situations about charging a client for a session in which you choose not to proceed based on fit.

We've found that people are more likely to proceed with therapy after a free consultation, as it lowers the barrier to starting the process. Many people starting therapy are apprehensive about the unknown, even if they've had sessions before. Our culture associates a "risk-free" mindset with free offers, helping people feel more comfortable during the initial conversation with a specialist.

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It's important to note that the initial consultation differs from a typical therapy session: