About Dr. King
“The first thing I ask clients to do is take a long, slow, deep breath. Then I ask them to take another one. Breathing like this calms the nervous system and focuses the mind. Practiced regularly can aid the development of emotional self-regulation skills. Practice allows people to harness their innate capacity for healing. Breath regulation is available at any time, in any situation. It is powerful because it comes from the inside. The person is both the creator and the provider of care.
I have many years of experience working with crises and trauma. I have personal experience with both. It is helpful to anchor the mind in the present. Through deep breathing, the body signals the brain that, at this moment, nothing bad is happening. I am also trained in DBT.
My approach for treating substance use is supportive and empowering. I believe in harm reduction and maintenance when appropriate. I also have experience treating both the individual and the people who love them. As a result, I can help navigate the impact of addiction.
Family and friends are essential agents for recovery. Yet, often, people involved do not know what to do. Without help, this sense of helplessness can lead to inaction or to doing detrimental things.
I am not the authority on all things psychological. Clients are the experts on their mental health. I like to work collaboratively. Together we can craft goals and create treatment plans designed to meet mutually established goals.”