Alcohol, Drugs and Addiction Counseling

We offer individual, couples, family, and group psychotherapy for a wide range of substance abuse and other addiction issues.

The impact of an addictive problem on one’s life is undeniable, causing an array of mental, emotional, physical, financial, legal, and social problems. We understand the pain and anguish that problems with drugs or alcohol can cause for the addicted individual, their family, and the workplace.

The experience of family members struggling to cope with a loved one dealing with addiction can be devastating, causing deep rifts in marriage and family relationships. Indeed, addiction has been considered a family disease by many in the chemical dependence treatment field for years now, and so addressing the impact of the addiction on the family concurrently is often a crucial component of addiction treatment.

  • Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselors
  • Alcohol Abuse
  • Drugs and Substances
  • Gambling
  • Compulsive Spending
  • Process Addictions
  • Individual, Marriage and Family

Further, employers who need to address substance use and/or other addictive issues amongst their colleagues or employees, can consult Dunham Counseling on how to effectively intervene under such circumstances.

Despite the feelings of hopelessness that often comes along with any addiction, for the addict, for the family, and for the workplace, there is much that can still be done to turn the tide toward a hopeful future. At Dunham Counseling we are able to address all aspects of addiction: the physical, psychological, social, and even spiritual. This integrative approach gives the client much leverage in overcoming whatever addiction they might be facing.

Jeff Lucas, LCPC, CADC and Ashwini Krishnakumar, LCPC utilize traditional, evidence based drug and alcohol counseling in treating their addictive clients.

Clients may also opt for advanced non-invasive and fundamentally safe neuro relaxation technology that is very helpful as part of an overall wellness program for addictions.

One technology offers a mirroring of the client’s own brainwaves, played back in real time as proprietary acoustic tones through earbuds that help balance and optimize brainwaves. Jeff’s repeated professional experience is that when this brainwave mirroring occurs, an individual’s cravings are rapidly and greatly diminished.

EMDR is another form of advanced brain work that is helpful for addictions- the mitigation of emotional trauma associated with it as well as for addictive cravings.

We have years of experience using counseling along with 12-step and other self-help groups to help addicted individuals and families overcome the pain and destruction from drugs and alcohol.

Jeff Lucas and Ashwini Krishnakumar are available for appointments in our Naperville office. Take the first step by calling us at 630-799-0100.