This week’s episode I speak with my guest therapist Shemiah Derrick about how addiction can be more then drugs and alcohol it can be behavioral, personality, or shopping. We will also talk about codependency, what it is and how to change this behavior. Lastly, Shemiah will give us three ways we can identify addiction.
Shemiah Derrick is a psychotherapist in Chicago. She works with individuals, couples and families in both the community mental health and private practice setting and focuses on anxiety, stress, depression, life transitions, self-efficacy and trauma.
She is committed and passionate about working with those who are concerned about unhealthy patterns or those struggling with addictive tendencies, helping to reduce harm and better manage urge-driven behaviors.
In addition to being a skilled psychotherapist, she regularly contributes and is cited in a variety of media resources as an expert on mental health issues. She received her Master’s in Clinical Psychology from Roosevelt University (Chicago, IL) and has obtained
certifications in Rational-Emotive Behavior Therapy (REBT), Alcohol and Other Drug Abuse (AODA) Counseling and Domestic Violence Advocacy.
She was most recently selected as a Featured Expert for Marriage.com to provide guidance and advice for married couples and individuals who are in, looking to be in or improve their dating relationships.
Where you can find Shemiah Derrick:
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