Thaddeus Rutledge Michael Yeager, B.A., LCDC, CHt, CAS, SAP
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I've been in the field of helping people grieve and improve the quality of their lives since 1973. I've dedicated myself and my profession to helping people find and use the most effective methods of change management possible. I work with those affected by addiction as well as the addict, griever, survivor of PTSD, trauma, c-dependency and abuse.
Since I began in 1973, I've evolved from just treating alcohol and drug problems to treating all addictive chemical and behavioral disorders, including nicotine and prescription medications, and those affected by the disease of addiction. in 1980 I began treating co-dependency, shame, PTSD, trauma, unresolved grief form death and non-death related losses, survivors of sexual abuse, incest, violence and other dysfunctional family patterns of behavior. Through my personal recovery and professional development, I've expanded my skill base to include rapid therapy techniques and a mindset to incorporate them in my practice. If it takes a second to be affected by a problem or incident, then it stands true that it only takes a second to release the problem. It is one's attachment to the problem, the meaning they give or gave it, that is worked on in therapy. The incident happened a long time ago so what is worked on in therapy is the memory of it and how the victim relates or related to it. Therapeutic techniques like ART, TFT, EFT, all evidence-based therapies for rapid recovery are used to help clients drop their conscious and often unconscious attachments. Boundaries let a person define for themselves what comes into their space, how they are impacted by what is said or done, how they are going to be touched or not and by whom, financially how they relate to money and possessions and/or is self-esteem or personal value attached to how much or little one has, and spiritual boundaries define the persons spiritual beliefs effect the lives. As you can see boundary development is significant in recovery from whatever beings one into therapy. I also have learned taht all therapy is grief work in action. One must release or let go of old ideas, people, places, things and or event to make room for a created future. Developing the clarity of mind to say, see, feel, release what has been left unsaid and saying it and then moving on to saying goodbye is the heart of all therapy and support groups work. To paraphrase the Bible statement of "Speak, express, experience the truth and by doing that you will be free" is what comes to mind.
Specialties & Clinical Interests
- Alcohol Or Drug Use/Addictions
- Anger Issues
- Chronic Pain
- Gender Identity
- Grief & Loss
- Internet/Social Media Addiction
- Law Enforcement/First Responders
- Life Coaching
- Men's Issues
- Mental Health Professionals
- Pet Loss
- Phobias & Fears
- Sex And/Or Pornography Addiction
- Sexual Abuse
- Sexual Identity
- Substance Use Disorders
- Suicide Loss
- Trauma & Ptsd
- Women's Issues
- Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
- Complementary Or Alternative Medicine
- Eye Movement Desensitization & Reprocessing (EMDR)
- Solution-Focused Brief Therapy (SFBT)
- Trauma-Informed Therapy
- 12-Step Programs
- American Indian Or Alaska Native
- Cancer Survivors
- Hispanic Or Latino
- Hiv / Aids
- Trauma Survivors