That means you know that the energy you’re putting into managing this relationship with alcohol is wearing you down, and most likely costing you the life you want to be living.
1) Your nightly activity consists mainly of sitting on the couch, working your way through a bottle of sauvignon blanc.
2) You’ve googled “do i have a drinking problem?”, usually with a glass of wine in your hand.
3) You know deep down that alcohol is no longer working for you, but you’re unsure of what to do next.
You’re becoming sober curious.
Or, maybe you’ve spent some time taking a break from drinking. You completed a Dry January or Sober October, or you’ve put your own limits on your drinking.
Would I be happier?
Would I be more productive?
Would my relationships change?
Would I love myself more?
Would I feel better about my life?
I’m not exactly sure where you are right now in your journey. What kind of reading and googling and researching you’ve done, but I’m here to help you put a stake in the ground and claim where you are. I’m not here to judge you, or to make you feel any sort of shame about how you arrived at this page. There’s a part of me that isn’t that interested in your past. I’m more interested in the right here, right now piece. Like what brought you here? What’s going to happen moving forward? How are you going to start rewriting your story?
You might have mentioned your concerns to your partner, your mother, your sister, your best friend, but they don’t believe that you have a “problem.”
I can help you begin to explore your relationship with alcohol. I can help you figure out where you are and where you want to go. I already believe you, when you say alcohol is no longer working in your life. You don’t have to explain anything else.
I knew something was wrong with the way I was drinking, but everyone around me assured me that I was just fine. That it was absurd to even think I would have a problem. I had a great job teaching at a NYC private school, I was working on my doctorate at Columbia, I had two beautiful children, and a relatively happy marriage. How could I have a drinking problem on top of all that? Well, that bottle of Sauvignon Blanc every night was the glue that was holding it all together.
I can help you figure out what the next step might look like, as you explore your relationship with alcohol and step into new possibilities.
You deserve better than easy. Easy is following what society thinks you should be doing, instead of doing what feels true to you.
I’ve set aside some time on my calendar to speak with you ASAP. It’s time to see if you can make more room in your life, if you’re ready to take that first step. Taking that first step without support and acknowledgement of what you’re going through with your drinking can be the scary part.
On your call, we’ll figure out where you are in your journey, what kind of support you might need, what you already have in place. You’ll leave with the first few steps of an action plan and an idea of how you want to move forward.
You’re someone who is sober curious, or maybe you’ve stepped into the early stages of sobriety and are looking for some extra support, or you’ve been sober for a while, but some new things are coming up and you find yourself white knuckling
My clients come to me after they become painfully aware that they can no longer go about life in the same manner, doing the same things, catering to the same habits.
It says that you’ve got your shit together. That you’re looking out for yourself. That you want to heal and move forward and not get stuck in the past, holding on to a storyline that is no longer there.
If you’re ready to start exploring your relationship with alcohol, I would be happy to set aside some time for you.