Angie is a moderation friendly therapist. She is a seasoned clinician in the treatment of Substance Use Disorders, including Alcohol Use Disorder. Angie is an expert at SUD assessments, using evidenced based tools such as the DSM-V for diagnosing and the American Society of Addiction Medicine (ASAM) criteria to determine an appropriate level of care. She is trained specifically in screening for appropriateness and implementation of treatment for moderation of alcohol use. She utilizes a harm-reduction approach and works with people to meet their individual goals when it comes to alcohol use.
This approach is unique in the treatment of alcohol use as most therapy is geared only toward abstinence. Understanding that only a small percentage of the population that consumes alcohol requires abstinence only treatment, she is open to help people understand their relationship with alcohol and create their own goals according to their specific mental and physical needs.