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Alcoholism is a form of addiction that involves the misuse or abuse of alcohol. Individuals who suffer from alcoholism typically use alcohol as a way of coping with untreated deep emotional issues. Some of the common reasons why individuals misuse alcohol include loss, depression, anxiety, loneliness, mood related issues, as well as social fears and phobias. Therapists help patients who suffer from alcoholism learn how to cope with mental health issues in healthy, meaningful, and positive ways.

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Keith Merrifield


Keith Merrifield is a social worker who specializes in treating substance abuse and improving behavior. He is well versed in treating patients who suffer from alcoholism, as well as other forms of substance abuse and addictions. Keith understands that alcoholism, substance abuse, and trauma are closely linked to one another. He assists his clients in acknowledging their connection and the impact that they have on one another. Psychotherapy is the cornerstone of Keith’s approach to treating alcoholism. He incorporates elements of Mindfulness, Cognitive Behavior Therapy, Dialectical Behavior Therapy, and EMDR to help patients pursue a substance free life. 

Tenisha White


Tenisha White is a clinical psychologist who targets the emotional struggles that contribute to the development of alcoholism and substance abuse. She focuses her treatment plan for individuals who suffer from addiction on both the recognition of negative emotions and the management of behaviors. Dr. White understands that dealing with trauma, negative past experiences, difficult relationships, and loss can be challenging to deal with. However, she believes that with professional and clinical assessment, treatment, and strategies, patients can feel confident in knowing how to cope with their emotions and behaviors in healthy and mindful ways in the future which promote a meaningful lifestyle.