About Addiction Counseling | San Gabriel Valley’s Dr. Raymond Jones
Addiction is an incredibly powerful force. It can motivate an individual to risk the things that matter most to him or her, including family, friends, and career, and it can destroy the relationships and resources that a person has developed over his or her life. Some of those dealing with these problems make the decision to look for help through addiction counseling.
San Gabriel Valley residents who have chosen to seek help in the past may feel frustrated at their lack of results. They may have undergone the process in a hospital setting and found that the treatment did not resolve their inner desires for the addictions. As a result, they revert to the unwanted behaviors. Some individuals go through hospital treatments multiple times, enduring the time-consuming commitment and the financial obligations because they see no alternatives for addiction counseling.
San Gabriel Valley’s Dr. Raymond James offers a different option. His form of addiction counseling starts from the perspective that behind these behaviors is a persistent unhappiness that must be addressed. Many addicts have a part of themselves that wants to cease the addiction, but their actions give them good feelings that they do not want to let go.
Dr. Jones treats patients with addictions to alcohol, drugs, pornography, gambling, and other concerns. He builds a relationship of understanding with his patients, acknowledging that their behaviors give positive feelings even if they are destructive. His goal is to move the patient away from the addictive behavior, not to assign blame or deny the unconscious.
One of the big reasons that Dr. Jones has helped so many patients overcome their addictions is because of this compassionate approach, or “Christian counseling.” San Gabriel Valley residents who turn to Dr. Jones will find a mix of spiritual support and realistic understanding of the effects of compulsion. Christians of all denominations will relate to his approach.
Dr. Jones’ techniques include traditional psychotherapy and counseling. However, to help patients see success more rapidly, he works directly with the unconscious through guided imagery and hypnosis. By reaching the desires and appetites that fuel the behavior, he can reach the level of motives and remove blockades to success.
Because some patients may be unfamiliar with these techniques and the results they can deliver, Dr. Jones spends time during his initial consultations explaining the work ahead. He outlines the counseling process and identifies ways to reach the client’s psychotherapeutic goals. As with all work on behalf of patients, Dr. Jones spends the time required to answer client questions and offer potential solutions.
While addictive behavior can be a damaging force in a person’s life, there are options for those who are seeking a change. We invite you to contact Dr. Jones to learn more.
With addiction counseling, San Gabriel Valley patients of Dr. Jones can overcome the powers that are overwhelming their lives. Set your confidential discussion with Dr. Jones by calling (626) 332-1595.