Hi, since you are a therapist I was wondering if you could clue me in on what ‘recovery’ means to…
L. Walker
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Hi L. Walker,

Thank you for taking the time to read my post. Many professionals will use the term “recovery” especially those dealing with substance addictions. Recovery in this context simply means a process where people work on being abstinent and improving their overall quality of life/mental health. I don’t use the word recovery too often, but for me, I use the term healing. I work with my client’s to help them become a congruent human being with a strong self-esteem. Congruent is when the head and heart are in alignment. My treatment approach is by incorporating the mind, body, and soul. The road to becoming congruent is a lifelong process. Every mental illness and/or diagnosis is different so it’s difficult to comment for all illnesses or make a blanket statement. But I hope this answers your questions. -Nick

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