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Awareness,  Nurturing  &  Empowerment

Anna Valenti-Anderson

Anna Valenti-Anderson
LCSW, LISAC, CSAT Supervisor
Arizona




Therapy ~
EMDR ~ Consulting

(623) 695-0064


Answer these questions:
  1. Have you ever thought CUTTING DOWN on your use of - or thinking about - alcohol, marijuana, cocaine, sex, work, spending, gambling, etc. might be a good idea? ("Maybe I ought to limit it to once a week.")

  2. Have you ever experienced being ANNOYED by another's talking about your use of - or thinking about - alcohol, marijuana, cocaine, sex, work, spending, gambling, etc.? ("What are they making such a big deal for?")

  3. Have you ever felt GUILTY or ashamed about your use of - or thinking about - alcohol, marijuana, cocaine, sex, work, spending, gambling, etc.? ("I better not tell anyone that I  ...")

  4. Have you ever used alcohol, marijuana, cocaine, sex, work, spending, gambling, etc. to help get your EMOTIONS settled or numb out feelings of guilt, shame, pain, fear or loneliness? ("I just want one drink - or one hit or one orgasm - and I'll feel better.")


Sometimes ...
  • we're aware that we might have a problem.
  • we aren't.
One "yes" answer suggests a possible problem. More than one "yes" answer and it is highly likely that a problem exists. Please consult with your personal medical doctor or other health care provider right away to discuss your answers to these questions to consider whether you have a problem with addiction and explore your best course of action. These questions are only suggested as a tool to help you think about possible issues. It is important that you consult a qualified medical or mental health professional for additional assessment or clinical evaluation.

Denial, Justifying, Rationalizing ...

are all powerful coping tools that hide from us what other people recognize: problems with our relationships, job, health, finances, or the law.



Email Anna
2400 E. Arizona Biltmore Circle | Bldg. 4, Ste. 2430
Phoenix, AZ  85016


Serving: Phoenix, Scottsdale, Cave Creek, Mesa, Tempe, Chandler, Glendale, Surprise, Avondale, Goodyear 


In the case of a LIFE-THREATENING
emergency ALWAYS call 911 first.







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