Addiction Counselling in Leicester

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Photo of Emma Crocker Counselling, Psychotherapist in Leicester, England
Emma Crocker Counselling
Psychotherapist, MSc, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
Leicester LE1  (Online Only)
I have experience working with a wide variety of presenting problems including eating disorders, relationship difficulties, addiction, low mood, anxiety, depression, low self-esteem, loss of self, self- harm and pain.
Sometimes it can be difficult to pinpoint exactly what’s wrong. Or, you may know what’s wrong, but not necessarily how to go about changing it. Everyone is different, and I utilise my skills and training to approach counselling in a collaborative way. I provide a non-judgemental, safe, confidential, therapeutic space where we can better understand what’s going on for you and explore ways to create or restore balance in your life. A great deal of my practice is focused on relationships (with ourselves and others- including our relationships with the things and people we turn to- substances, eating disorders, self- harm etc).
I have experience working with a wide variety of presenting problems including eating disorders, relationship difficulties, addiction, low mood, anxiety, depression, low self-esteem, loss of self, self- harm and pain.
Sometimes it can be difficult to pinpoint exactly what’s wrong. Or, you may know what’s wrong, but not necessarily how to go about changing it. Everyone is different, and I utilise my skills and training to approach counselling in a collaborative way. I provide a non-judgemental, safe, confidential, therapeutic space where we can better understand what’s going on for you and explore ways to create or restore balance in your life. A great deal of my practice is focused on relationships (with ourselves and others- including our relationships with the things and people we turn to- substances, eating disorders, self- harm etc).
0116 326 5124 View 0116 326 5124
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Nicola Jane Randall
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Leicester LE19
A fantastic treatment for clients to work through things like shock/trauma, anxiety, addiction, grief, and complex grief.
Thank you for looking at my profile. I work in a Person-centred way, and I offer EMDR therapy. I work with adults and young people aged between 15 and 18. I work with a wide range of issues including: trauma, abuse, relationship problems, self-esteem issues, anxiety, depression, anger, shame, personality disorders, health anxiety, grief/loss, ADHD, suicidal thoughts, self-harm, work-related issues, health anxiety and more.
A fantastic treatment for clients to work through things like shock/trauma, anxiety, addiction, grief, and complex grief.
Thank you for looking at my profile. I work in a Person-centred way, and I offer EMDR therapy. I work with adults and young people aged between 15 and 18. I work with a wide range of issues including: trauma, abuse, relationship problems, self-esteem issues, anxiety, depression, anger, shame, personality disorders, health anxiety, grief/loss, ADHD, suicidal thoughts, self-harm, work-related issues, health anxiety and more.
0116 502 3243 View 0116 502 3243
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CaringWithCompassion Addiction & Trauma Specialist
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Leicester LE7
Offering specialist level therapy and treatment to address underlying reason's behind addiction to drug & alcohol. Working through emotional & psychological trauma, anxiety and depression. Working through the pain and suffering of addiction to improve one's quality of life. Helping clients reach their goals. Counselling allows clients to overcome triggers and take the positive steps in their recovery journey. Working on relapse prevention techniques. Challenging negative or unhelpful thought processes that may cause replace. Talking through behaviour change techniques, assessing health risks and tackling cravings and obstacles.
Offering specialist level therapy and treatment to address underlying reason's behind addiction to drug & alcohol. Working through emotional & psychological trauma, anxiety and depression. Working through the pain and suffering of addiction to improve one's quality of life. Helping clients reach their goals. Counselling allows clients to overcome triggers and take the positive steps in their recovery journey. Working on relapse prevention techniques. Challenging negative or unhelpful thought processes that may cause replace. Talking through behaviour change techniques, assessing health risks and tackling cravings and obstacles.
0116 497 1948 View 0116 497 1948
Photo of Navneet Singh, Psychotherapist in Leicester, England
Navneet Singh
Psychotherapist, MSc, MUKCP
Verified Verified
Leicester LE1
Waitlist for new clients
Working with substance and behaviour addiction with a 20 year experience. If you feel you can’t stay stopped despite best intentions and efforts to do so, give us a call.
Working with substance and behaviour addiction with a 20 year experience. If you feel you can’t stay stopped despite best intentions and efforts to do so, give us a call.
01327 229057 View 01327 229057
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Chris Parker
Psychotherapist, MBACP
Verified Verified
Leicester LE1
I work with clients with a variety of issues, including trauma, shame, guilt, anxiety, depression, eating disorders, addiction, EUPD, both male and female child and adult abuse, PTSD and many others.
Hi I'm Chris and based in Leicester. I'm an accredited Member of the BACP. At Leicester Therapy if you are struggling with something in your life at the moment and want to take that first step towards change I am here to help you. My priority is to provide you with a safe, confidential space and to support you through the whole process. As a humanistic therapist I practice in a non-judgemental, ethical, structured way and can help you to develop your solutions that will help you change and grow. I work from Office 5 above Leicester Coffee House Company, 110 Granby Street Leicester LE1 1DL
I work with clients with a variety of issues, including trauma, shame, guilt, anxiety, depression, eating disorders, addiction, EUPD, both male and female child and adult abuse, PTSD and many others.
Hi I'm Chris and based in Leicester. I'm an accredited Member of the BACP. At Leicester Therapy if you are struggling with something in your life at the moment and want to take that first step towards change I am here to help you. My priority is to provide you with a safe, confidential space and to support you through the whole process. As a humanistic therapist I practice in a non-judgemental, ethical, structured way and can help you to develop your solutions that will help you change and grow. I work from Office 5 above Leicester Coffee House Company, 110 Granby Street Leicester LE1 1DL
0116 478 6983 View 0116 478 6983
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Sarah Ford - Limetree Counselling Services
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Leicester LE7
My name is Sarah and I am a BACP registered therapist working in Queniborough. Therapy can provide space to gain clarity, insight and to move forwards. I offer a warm, empathic and non-judgmental ear and space to process at a pace that is right for you. I offer individual counselling to address all sorts of difficulties which include: anxiety, depression, low self-esteem, self-harm, panic, unwanted thoughts, family and relationship problems, divorce, bereavement, past issues, childhood abuse, addiction, confidence issues.  However, some people don’t know why they are feeling the way they do and sometimes just don’t feel right.
My name is Sarah and I am a BACP registered therapist working in Queniborough. Therapy can provide space to gain clarity, insight and to move forwards. I offer a warm, empathic and non-judgmental ear and space to process at a pace that is right for you. I offer individual counselling to address all sorts of difficulties which include: anxiety, depression, low self-esteem, self-harm, panic, unwanted thoughts, family and relationship problems, divorce, bereavement, past issues, childhood abuse, addiction, confidence issues.  However, some people don’t know why they are feeling the way they do and sometimes just don’t feel right.
0116 502 3546 View 0116 502 3546
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Tom Robson
Psychotherapist, MBACP
Verified Verified
Leicester LE1
It takes great courage to consider therapy and I have deep admiration for you doing so. My personal experience of therapy has shown me how important it is to find the right counsellor, and I hope after reading more about my approach and what I can support you with, helps you decide if I’m the therapist you would like alongside you. You may be considering therapy to explore issues, thoughts and feelings that are currently causing concern and distress. Not limited to, but issues such as bereavement, relationships, employment, anger, addiction, family conflict, self esteem, etc.
It takes great courage to consider therapy and I have deep admiration for you doing so. My personal experience of therapy has shown me how important it is to find the right counsellor, and I hope after reading more about my approach and what I can support you with, helps you decide if I’m the therapist you would like alongside you. You may be considering therapy to explore issues, thoughts and feelings that are currently causing concern and distress. Not limited to, but issues such as bereavement, relationships, employment, anger, addiction, family conflict, self esteem, etc.
0116 216 2743 View 0116 216 2743
Photo of Jasmine Patel, Psychologist in Leicester, England
Jasmine Patel
Psychologist, PhD, HCPC - Couns. Psych.
Verified Verified
Leicester LE8  (Online Only)
I’m a Counselling Psychologist with a wide range of experience in a variety of healthcare settings such as the NHS, Charities & Private Hospitals. I have extensive experience working in both primary and secondary care settings including Secondary Schools, Universities, Drug & Alcohol Services, Trauma Services and in Forensic Settings. I have experience working with young people and adults presenting with a wide range of difficulties such as depression, anxiety, eating disorder, personality disorder, drug addiction and relationship difficulties. I offer individual, group, family & couples therapy.
I’m a Counselling Psychologist with a wide range of experience in a variety of healthcare settings such as the NHS, Charities & Private Hospitals. I have extensive experience working in both primary and secondary care settings including Secondary Schools, Universities, Drug & Alcohol Services, Trauma Services and in Forensic Settings. I have experience working with young people and adults presenting with a wide range of difficulties such as depression, anxiety, eating disorder, personality disorder, drug addiction and relationship difficulties. I offer individual, group, family & couples therapy.
0116 478 6732 View 0116 478 6732
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SR Inspiration CBT Practitioner
Psychotherapist, DCounsPsych, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
Leicester LE3
This therapist prefers to be identified as CBT Practitioner. I aim to work emphatically and collaboratively engage the client. If you are experiencing the following : Addiction, Anger Management, Anxiety, Abuse , Bereavement, Depression, Marriage or Relationship breakdown, PTSD, Self-Esteem, Stress , and Eating disorders call this practitioner for help. Don't leave it too late. My therapeutic approach using CBT model provides a short-term, goal focused and highly structured approach to therapeutic Assessment, Stabilisation, Planning, Intervention, Resilience and Evaluation. Call now for help. Do not leave it too late.
This therapist prefers to be identified as CBT Practitioner. I aim to work emphatically and collaboratively engage the client. If you are experiencing the following : Addiction, Anger Management, Anxiety, Abuse , Bereavement, Depression, Marriage or Relationship breakdown, PTSD, Self-Esteem, Stress , and Eating disorders call this practitioner for help. Don't leave it too late. My therapeutic approach using CBT model provides a short-term, goal focused and highly structured approach to therapeutic Assessment, Stabilisation, Planning, Intervention, Resilience and Evaluation. Call now for help. Do not leave it too late.
0116 478 2890 View 0116 478 2890
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Shannon Ownhouse
Psychologist, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
Leicester LE1
I tend to work with the following conditions/difficulties: depression, anxiety, adverse childhood experiences, alcohol/substance misuse, stress, relationship difficulties, etc.
Hi, I'm Shannon. I have 12 years experience as a registered Clinical Psychologist (HCPC) and 20 years experience in the mental health field. It may be that you have a diagnosed mental health problem that you need to address, or maybe you are seeking a diagnosis? It may be that you don't suffer from a diagnosable mental health condition but experience significant difficulties in your relationships, at work, regulating your emotions, parenting, etc. I offer a safe, non-judgemental and collaborative space in which to explore your difficulties and develop strategies to make the changes you desire.
I tend to work with the following conditions/difficulties: depression, anxiety, adverse childhood experiences, alcohol/substance misuse, stress, relationship difficulties, etc.
Hi, I'm Shannon. I have 12 years experience as a registered Clinical Psychologist (HCPC) and 20 years experience in the mental health field. It may be that you have a diagnosed mental health problem that you need to address, or maybe you are seeking a diagnosis? It may be that you don't suffer from a diagnosable mental health condition but experience significant difficulties in your relationships, at work, regulating your emotions, parenting, etc. I offer a safe, non-judgemental and collaborative space in which to explore your difficulties and develop strategies to make the changes you desire.
020 3879 1947 View 020 3879 1947
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Jennifer Steans
Psychologist, PsychD, HCPC - Forensic Psych.
Verified Verified
Leicester LE1  (Online Only)
I work with anxiety, addiction, depression, discrimination, family issues, low self-esteem, phobias, relationship issues, stress and trauma.
Welcome, I'm Jennifer, a HCPC registered and BPS accredited Psychologist and EMDR therapist. I believe in creating a safe, supportive and non-judgmental space to listen to your lived experience and support you to find the best way to heal. I believe therapy is different for everyone and I support people looking for short term relief and those who want to look deeper into past issues. I value feedback and like to work in an open and collaborative way with my clients. I also offer supervision for other psychologists, psychologists in training or mental health workers.
I work with anxiety, addiction, depression, discrimination, family issues, low self-esteem, phobias, relationship issues, stress and trauma.
Welcome, I'm Jennifer, a HCPC registered and BPS accredited Psychologist and EMDR therapist. I believe in creating a safe, supportive and non-judgmental space to listen to your lived experience and support you to find the best way to heal. I believe therapy is different for everyone and I support people looking for short term relief and those who want to look deeper into past issues. I value feedback and like to work in an open and collaborative way with my clients. I also offer supervision for other psychologists, psychologists in training or mental health workers.
0115 647 0290 View 0115 647 0290
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Rita Clare
Psychotherapist, MHGI
Verified Verified
Leicester LE1
Are you feeling stuck about the past? Perhaps the present is a source of stress? Or maybe you have a general feeling of uncertainty about the future? I am a very empathic and non-judgemental therapist with the benefit of a practical and solution-focused mind. I can help you identify and meet your missing emotional needs so that you can heal and stay mentally balanced; moving you on from states such as stress, anxiety, OCD, depression, anger, or addiction. This is a modern therapy with the added advantage of an optional guided imagery at the end of each session, as an extra 'boost' for feeling emotionally calm and in control again.
Are you feeling stuck about the past? Perhaps the present is a source of stress? Or maybe you have a general feeling of uncertainty about the future? I am a very empathic and non-judgemental therapist with the benefit of a practical and solution-focused mind. I can help you identify and meet your missing emotional needs so that you can heal and stay mentally balanced; moving you on from states such as stress, anxiety, OCD, depression, anger, or addiction. This is a modern therapy with the added advantage of an optional guided imagery at the end of each session, as an extra 'boost' for feeling emotionally calm and in control again.
01604 343091 View 01604 343091
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Joanne Mander
Counsellor, MA, MBACP
Verified Verified
Leicester LE1  (Online Only)
Hello there and welcome…my name is Joanne and I specialise in Couples Counselling, Psychosexual Therapy and sexual addiction. All relationships have up’s and downs, this is quite normal and we have to re-adjust when life throws up these challenges. If you are experiencing any of the difficulties below though and are finding it hard to resolve, then it may be time to seek experienced support: Do you no longer feel able to talk to your partner? Do your conversations always seem to turn into an argument? Or maybe you are experiencing loss of desire, erectile dysfunction, pain during sex which are causing you a great deal of distress.
Hello there and welcome…my name is Joanne and I specialise in Couples Counselling, Psychosexual Therapy and sexual addiction. All relationships have up’s and downs, this is quite normal and we have to re-adjust when life throws up these challenges. If you are experiencing any of the difficulties below though and are finding it hard to resolve, then it may be time to seek experienced support: Do you no longer feel able to talk to your partner? Do your conversations always seem to turn into an argument? Or maybe you are experiencing loss of desire, erectile dysfunction, pain during sex which are causing you a great deal of distress.
01538 712308 View 01538 712308
Photo of Arif Moghal, Counsellor in Leicester, England
Arif Moghal
Counsellor, MA, MBACP
Verified Verified
Leicester LE2
Are you struggling with anxieties or depression, feeling stuck, has life become confusing or difficult, are you having relationship or family issues? Did you have difficult moments or experiences in the past? Or maybe things aren’t working out the way you want or the way you hoped? Life can throw up many problems, and we all sometimes need someone to hear us.
Are you struggling with anxieties or depression, feeling stuck, has life become confusing or difficult, are you having relationship or family issues? Did you have difficult moments or experiences in the past? Or maybe things aren’t working out the way you want or the way you hoped? Life can throw up many problems, and we all sometimes need someone to hear us.
0116 497 6857 View 0116 497 6857
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Garry Rollins
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Leicester LE4
Hello. I am a trained and qualified therapist and counsellor, working within a whole range of issues, especially focusing on clients with hard to address issues. My priority is providing a safe, professional and yet friendly service. Whatever issues you have, give me a call and we can talk and I can let you know whether I am honestly able to help.
Hello. I am a trained and qualified therapist and counsellor, working within a whole range of issues, especially focusing on clients with hard to address issues. My priority is providing a safe, professional and yet friendly service. Whatever issues you have, give me a call and we can talk and I can let you know whether I am honestly able to help.
0116 326 2879 View 0116 326 2879
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Angie Rigard
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Leicester LE1
I offer a nonjudgemental, calming and empathic space for anyone in need of support. We live in an increasingly difficult and stressful world and it can feel overwhelming at times. I hope to provide a safe space for an individual to be themselves and feel able to explore what it is that distresses them and what they need to feel better.
I offer a nonjudgemental, calming and empathic space for anyone in need of support. We live in an increasingly difficult and stressful world and it can feel overwhelming at times. I hope to provide a safe space for an individual to be themselves and feel able to explore what it is that distresses them and what they need to feel better.
01530 449878 View 01530 449878
Photo of Darline Joseph Marianathan, Psychotherapist in Leicester, England
Darline Joseph Marianathan
Psychotherapist, MUKCP
Verified Verified
Leicester LE1
Life can be a rough ride. Keeping the balance and moving forward can be a challenge. It can involve stress, anxiety, depression and much more. But I believe through psychological therapies we can learn and, in some cases even master, the art of managing life successfully. To achieve this, I practise an integrative approach that draws strength from various therapies in the field. I am a qualified Psychotherapist at a Doctoral level and I feel confident to deal with complexity . My natural inclination is to help people in need. My recent training and qualifications do enhance my inclination especially to those psychologically unwell.
Life can be a rough ride. Keeping the balance and moving forward can be a challenge. It can involve stress, anxiety, depression and much more. But I believe through psychological therapies we can learn and, in some cases even master, the art of managing life successfully. To achieve this, I practise an integrative approach that draws strength from various therapies in the field. I am a qualified Psychotherapist at a Doctoral level and I feel confident to deal with complexity . My natural inclination is to help people in need. My recent training and qualifications do enhance my inclination especially to those psychologically unwell.
01837 512340 View 01837 512340
Photo of Andrelax, Psychotherapist in Leicester, England
Andrelax
Psychotherapist, MHGI
Verified Verified
Leicester LE1
Human givens practitioners offer practical, solution-focused help that deals with mental and emotional distress in the here and now. They won’t waste time just endlessly listening to you or attempting to dredge up real or imagined miserable memories from the past. Nor do they deal in time-wasting so-called voyages of ‘self-discovery’… Their psychotherapy training ensures that they have a sound body of evidence-based knowledge and the proven skills to help both adults and children as quickly as possible with a wide variety of emotional and behavioural difficulties.
Human givens practitioners offer practical, solution-focused help that deals with mental and emotional distress in the here and now. They won’t waste time just endlessly listening to you or attempting to dredge up real or imagined miserable memories from the past. Nor do they deal in time-wasting so-called voyages of ‘self-discovery’… Their psychotherapy training ensures that they have a sound body of evidence-based knowledge and the proven skills to help both adults and children as quickly as possible with a wide variety of emotional and behavioural difficulties.
0115 697 1253 View 0115 697 1253
Photo of Cristina Maria Nemes, Psychologist in Leicester, England
Cristina Maria Nemes
Psychologist, MA, GMBPsS
Verified Verified
Leicester LE1  (Online Only)
I can help you to become the best version of yourself! I am a highly dedicated Psychotherapist and Clinical Hypnotherapist, my techniques are a mix of evidence-based treatments – cognitive therapy with mindfulness - integrating self-esteem, self-acceptance, emotional resilience, and self- development to help clients develop their skills to cope with emotional difficulties and changing irrational thinking. I help clients focus on life goals, their well-being, to see life in a more positive way, and to accept negative events and feelings so that they are more prepared for life with an increased sense of well-being.
I can help you to become the best version of yourself! I am a highly dedicated Psychotherapist and Clinical Hypnotherapist, my techniques are a mix of evidence-based treatments – cognitive therapy with mindfulness - integrating self-esteem, self-acceptance, emotional resilience, and self- development to help clients develop their skills to cope with emotional difficulties and changing irrational thinking. I help clients focus on life goals, their well-being, to see life in a more positive way, and to accept negative events and feelings so that they are more prepared for life with an increased sense of well-being.
01604 954995 View 01604 954995
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Jo Flynn
Counsellor, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Leicester LE1
If you are reading this I wonder if life feels difficult at the moment. Perhaps you are feeling anxious, depressed, living with the distress of uncertainty? Finding it difficult to let go of control, of perfectionism, feeling vulnerable or struggling with living in a ‘never enough’ world? Is this having a negative effect on your relationships, or are you struggling to understand traumatic events in your past, and you can no longer soldier on as before? However you may be feeling, it can feel really scary to come and talk to a counsellor. But I respect your courage to reach out, and I will listen to you with warmth and empathy.
If you are reading this I wonder if life feels difficult at the moment. Perhaps you are feeling anxious, depressed, living with the distress of uncertainty? Finding it difficult to let go of control, of perfectionism, feeling vulnerable or struggling with living in a ‘never enough’ world? Is this having a negative effect on your relationships, or are you struggling to understand traumatic events in your past, and you can no longer soldier on as before? However you may be feeling, it can feel really scary to come and talk to a counsellor. But I respect your courage to reach out, and I will listen to you with warmth and empathy.
07570 923142 View 07570 923142

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Addiction Counsellors

What is the best therapy for addiction?

Addiction treatment will be tailored to the individual. People seeking help for addiction—whether with a psychotherapist, in an outpatient clinic, or in a residential program—should expect to engage in multiple types of treatments, sometimes including medication. For anyone recovering from addiction, avoiding situations in which one has typically used a substance is essential, as is the support of close connections. Since substance use disorders tend to co-occur with underlying mental health conditions such as anxiety or depression, those must also be addressed as part of any recovery plan.

How long does therapy for addiction take?

There is no set timeline for recovery from addiction. Patients and their families should expect the work to last several months, if not longer. Residential treatment programs may be based on a stay of 30, 60, or 90 days, with continuing work after release, but only about 1 percent of people are treated in such facilities. Ceasing use is just the first step; therapy to help maintain abstinence and effect behavior change must follow. The process of recovery, neuroscience has shown, involves brain cells recovering the capacity to respond to natural sources of reward and restore control over the impulse to use. Another definition of recovery is restoring voluntary control over one’s substance use and retaking all of one’s previous responsibilities.

How effective is drug addiction treatment?

Substance use disorders are treatable and remission is achievable for many who seek recovery; by some estimates, more than three-quarters of people who become addicted to alcohol or drugs recover. But that success rarely occurs quickly or on a set timeline; relapse is not only common, but many therapists and clinicians view it as a normal part of the process—not always a sign that a person has returned to addiction, but a signal that their treatment should be adjusted to help them regain control. Overall, research suggests, five years after the end of substance use, one’s risk of relapse is no greater than that of others who had not faced addiction. Other experts believe that complete abstinence is not the only measure of recovery, and that, through effective treatment, many people can learn to control their use.

How can you get addiction treatment for someone?

The most important factor in recovery from addiction is widely understood to be an individual’s commitment to change. For that reason,“interventions” in which friends and family gather to urge or force someone to begin immediate treatment often backfire; even when such efforts do lead someone to begin treatment, they may be less likely to stay than those who are self-driven. Still, family members can play an important role in supporting an individual who seeks help and can take part in family therapy as one element of a loved one’s treatment.