Don't you hate it when you ask a counselor for feedback or advice and they say something lame like "How does that make you feel" or "what is your heart telling you"?
Did you know counselors are actually trained to give the kinds of vague nonresponsive answers?!? Counselors aren't supposed to give advice sharing anything personal about themselves. Basically counselors are supposed to be kind, supportive, good listeners while you figure it out on your own. 🙄
But, when you're family is dealing with an addiction crisis, you don't have time for that kind of warm and fuzzy stuff. You just want to know how to fix the situation.
That would be like standing by and watching while some trys to figure out how to get out of a burning house, instead of telling them where the exits are.
But seriously though....
Counselors spend time examining the past, looking for solutions to emotional concerns, and seeking a diagnosis required by insurance companies.
Coaches help clients work on their goals for the future and create a new life path.
Even though we're all trained couselors with fancy degrees and credntials, we made the deicsion shift over to choaching because it allows us to help more pople in a more effective manner.
When you're dealing with addiction, you're living on a rollerocaster. You don't need someone to sit and listen to your frustrations for 6 months while you figure it out on your own. You need someone who understand exactly what you're dealing with and can navigate you through this mess.
Due to licensure restrictions, we don't offer counseling for anyone who lives outside of South Carolina.
However, we have several online programs designed to help you no matter where you live! We also offer 1:1 virtual consultations and coaching.
Hope For Families does not file insurance.
If you receive counseling services with us (in-state clients only) we can provide you with a coded receipt that you can turn in to your insurance company to get reimbursement if your insurance allows for out-of-network coverage.
Insurance does not cover coaching or consultation sessions.
Our model relys heavily on amount of contact, influence, and leverage you have with your addicted loved one. Sinice partners and parents typically have the most direct line of connection with the addicted person, we get the best results in those two situations.
If you're loved one doesn't fall into those catagories but you have a lot of contact and influence over your addicted loved one, our program will be helpful to you too.
As much as we want to be able to help everyone, our methods aren't the best for every situation.
For our methods to work, you need to have a reasonable amount of influence over the person (ie: they live with you, or you have regular contact, or they're financially dependent on you.
You and your children/grandchildren need to be safe.
Your loved one needs to have at least some amount of reasoning ability and functionality left.
Here are some examples of situations that aren't the best fit.
1. If there are major safey issues for yourself, your kids/grandkids, or the addictd person.
2. If you don't live with the addicted person, or at least have regular contact with them.
3. If you think you're loved one's addiction is so advanced they've lost all ability to reason and fuction on any adult level. (ie: they're homeless, hey don't take care of basic hygene, they don't keep up with any responsibilities on their own)