My work with Doc began after my third stint in a detox facility in 5 months. I have been in and out of various treatment facilities and AA rooms for the better part of three years. Those closest to me knew that another treatment alternative was necessary to break the downward spiral I found myself in. At that point I had lost the job that I anchored my identity to and almost all rights to my children. I could not find a path to recovery let alone to self forgiveness. That is where the beauty of Doc’s work begins.
Doc is mostly cited for his work in neuroscience and his ability to help his clients; in my case— substance abuse disorder and traumatic brain injury. However, to me it was his compassion, empathy, and connectedness to spirituality that ultimately allowed me to give and receive the grace necessary to begin to live life forward again. Not a man of science myself, it took a few wins and successes for me to realize that the “brainwork” (via some amazing neurotechnology he uses) finally opened up a path for me to do the emotional work necessary to heal. Now, to say that Doc and I walked arm and arm straight into blissful success would be an untruth! There were many tough love moments and coaching conversations in between my self-loathing and excuse-making that helped me find a path to success; but Doc walked the bumpy roads right along with me encouraging me without the kid gloves that family members and close friends felt inclined to wear.
He has helped me restore my faith, family, friendships, brain, heart and career and for that I will always be grateful…….