A clinical interventionist is a professional who helps families and friends stop enabling and effectively approach a loved one who needs treatment for addiction or mental health. If you have a loved one who needs help, but is not yet willing to accept it, then we can help you develop a plan that will work for the whole family. Together, we can make a difference. Waiting for your loved one to hit “rock bottom” before you try to help can be very dangerous and risky. There is no reason to wait.

Do you lose sleep at night worrying about your addicted child, spouse, family member, or friend? Are you feeling hopeless about whether they will ever get help? Are you scared to talk to them about the problem on your own? Do you second guess yourself constantly and not know how to say the right thing? Do you worry that you are enabling them?
Intervention can be the key to helping people with any self-destructive behavior including drug addiction, alcoholism, compulsive gambling, sex, internet, shopping, or eating disorders. We have a passion for helping people develop a game plan that will work when approaching their loved one about getting help. Even if they’ve previously said no. Even if you feel like you’ve tried everything. A structured intervention might be your best option to succeed in getting them to say yes.
Melanie Short is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) and a Love First Certified Clinical Interventionist who has been specializing in the field of addiction and mental health since 2008. Her intervention approach is loving, compassionate and empowering. She will guide you to the most effective solution that there is for addressing your loved one’s resistance or objections to treatment.

CALL 317-796-2135 to schedule a consultation with Melanie today.

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frequently asked

I’ve never talked to anyone. I’m used to handling things on my own. Aren’t people who go to therapy weak?
Not at all. People who ask for help know when they need it and have the courage to reach out. Everyone needs help now and then. In our work together, we’ll help you explore and identify your strengths and how to implement them to reduce the influence of the problems you are facing.
What’s the difference between talking to you or my best friend or family?
The difference is between someone who can do something, and someone who has the training and experience to do that same thing professionally. A mental health professional can help you approach your situation in a new way– teach you new skills, gain different perspectives, listen to you without judgment or expectations, and help you listen to yourself. Furthermore, counseling is completely confidential. You won’t have to worry about others “knowing my business.” Lastly, if your situation provokes a great deal of negative emotion, and you’ve been confiding in a friend or family member, there is the risk that once you are feeling better you could start avoiding that person so you aren’t reminded of this difficult time in your life.
Why shouldn’t I just take medication?
Medication can be effective but it alone cannot solve all issues. Sometimes medication is needed in conjunction with counseling. Our work together is designed to explore and unpack the problems you are experiencing and expand on your strengths that can help you accomplish your personal goals.
How does it work? What do I have to do in sessions?
Because each person has different issues and goals for counseling, it will be different depending on the individual. We tailor our therapeutic approach to your specific needs.
How long will it take?
Unfortunately, this is not possible to say in a general FAQs page. Everyone’s circumstances are unique to them and the length of time counseling can take to allow you to accomplish your goals depends on your desire for personal development, your commitment, and the factors that are driving you to seek counseling in the first place.
I want to get the most out of therapy. What can I do to help?
We are so glad you are dedicated to getting the most out of your sessions. Your active participation and dedication will be crucial to your success.
Do I have to be seeing a therapist to be in a group, take a yoga class, or get a massage?
No each service is independent! If you are in several services, you may find it beneficial to have your providers coordinate your care, but it is not a requirement.

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