The Role of Empathy in Addiction Treatment | Brian Lewis | Utah Therapist

The Role of Empathy in Addiction Treatment | Brian Lewis | Utah Therapist


You’re the expert in yourself. I’m not. You are as a person, so – Brian Lewis is a Utah therapist. I think empathy, when you’re working with
someone who’s trying to heal from behavioral addiction, is you as a Utah therapist, you’re
in the non-judgmental stage, where they’ve been judged by a lot of people in their lives—whether
it’s friends, or family members, or coworkers, whoever they’ve upset. They’re really judging them often, and it
makes them kind of turn away from that person. So, I think when people come into addiction
therapy, and they work with me, they realize I’m not judging them. I’m not trying to put any type of agenda
on them and their past. I’m working forward with them on their future. It’s a brand-new relationship. In reality I want to hear their version of
it, and I want to hear their story. So, it’s a really fresh start. So, I think that gives me more empathy towards
that person because I can see where they’re coming from, really from their voice. Schedule an appointment today with Healing
Paths, Inc. at +1 (801) 648-9021, healingpathsrecovery.com.

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