Chicago, IL – When people engage in self-destructive behavior, rejecting any assistance friends and family may offer, an intervention, when done correctly, can be extremely effective in helping these individuals accept the help they truly need.
Meredith Sonetz is the founder of Heartfelt Recovery. As a facilitating professional, clinician, licensed professional counselor and certified interventionist, Meredith guides families in crisis to move forward with the more specific goal of providing immediate help and relief to their loved one struggling with addiction and behavioral health related illnesses.
“I give them the validation, platform and venue to say how much they care about their loved one and how much they are concerned about them,” says Meredith. “I’m helping to empower these families to do something different.”
According to Meredith, an intervention is about moving the entire family system forward. Often times families get stuck in their loved one’s disease because they want them to get better but they don’t know how. Meredith will spend as much as six months including intervention and follow-up educating the family to help move everyone’s lives forward, not just their addicted loved one.
“For so long the only voice that’s been heard is your loved one’s disease and it’s been running the show,” says Meredith. “This is your opportunity to be as honest and true as you possibly can. It’s more about ‘carefrontation,’ not confrontation. This is about love, care and concern and the family finally having a voice.”
For more information on Heartfelt Recovery, visit http://www.heartfeltrecovery.com/