Addiction therapist,
addictive disorders and trauma

Therapy and coaching

Support for addictions, addictive disorders and post-traumatic symptoms

Talk to an addiction therapist to regain hope, healing and a happy life

Désirée Kogevinas provides professional support to clients with addiction issues who wish to change their lives. Once addiction is halted, a fulfilling life of light and freedom awaits. The client feels secure and is no longer alone.

Addictions can ruin even the strongest personalities. When obsession, cravings and the use of substances and compulsive behaviours control a person’s life, their world shrinks. They may feel lonely, guilty, and desperate and ashamed. Asking help from loved ones is too difficult.

The best option is therefore to obtain professional support from an experienced addiction specialist who guides people toward recovery.

Why seeking help from an addiction therapist is vital

As an experienced therapist supporting clients with alcohol abuse, substance use disorders and compulsive behaviours, Désirée helps clients understand why their cravings occur, providing them with the needed tools to overcome them. During therapy, clients quit – or significantly reduce – their compulsive patterns and develop healthy coping strategies. Clients strengthen their recovery and become autonomous.

Désirée supports clients in therapy to:

  • Build their self-esteem and self-worth
  • Reduce stress and anxiety levels
  • Improve relationships with themselves and others (family, romance, work)
  • Identify their needs and wants
  • Set boundaries for healthy functional relationships.

Aside from addiction therapy, Désirée Kogevinas cultivates trauma-informed care within her practice. Trauma often leads to unhealthy survival mechanisms, like addiction. Being a highly qualified trauma therapist, Désirée helps clients understand and reduce traumas.

Therapy provided by Désirée Kogevinas is not just about helping individuals recover and address underlying issues. It is also about supporting client in their journey of self-growth and self-development. Désirée tailors each session, therapeutic approach relationship to the individual client and person, as each human being is unique.

Importantly, Désirée is also competent in both family therapy and couples’ therapy. This is crucial as clients wish to rebuild their lives and work on their relationships after some time in recovery.

Therapy is provided live or online, and may be held at Désirée’s Geneva-based private practice, at venues (national or international) or at the client’s home. The priority is for the client to feel safe, understood and cared for during therapy, so that therapeutic work may progress at a rhythm the client determines.

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Areas addressed in addiction therapy

To make a world of difference for clients wishing to leave addiction behind and live life fully Désirée supports clients by:

  • Motivational Interviewing techniques applied to addiction
  • PsychEd on Counselling and Psychological Theories such as Relational and Emotional Attachment, Pia Mellody Post Induction Therapy, Person-Centred Therapy and Cognitive Behaviour Therapy. Identifying which could be most pertinent.
  • Helping them change perceptions/reactions to stress
  • Helping them identify/overcome triggers
  • Teaching them to cope with anxiety and depression
  • Address co-occurring mental health disorders
  • Tackling cross-addictions or multiple addictions
  • Offering further therapy for self-growth and support around new issues
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