Eugene J.R. Lombardo LCSWR
Counseling & Psychotherapy for Individuals & Couples
in White Plains NY ~  914. 378.3248

Are you beginning to think about making a positive change in your life, but are overwhelmed with fear and uncertainty? Are you afraid you will have to change your life completely, move away, give up your friends and family?

Have you taken the first steps towards change, either by yourself or through a program of recovery? Does the prospect of change seem too difficult to grasp or do you feel like you’re hanging on by your finger nails?

Do you have some time behind you since you’ve made a change, maybe you have stopped your bad habits and focused on good ones like work and exercise, or maybe you are involved more in your church or with your children? Maybe you are in a program or attend meetings regularly?

Why do you still feel at times like a failure or worse yet, like a fraud? Why does everyone else seem to have it better then you or seem to get easier breaks? Do you constantly second guess yourself, berate yourself for feeling jealousy, anger or insecurity? Maybe you compare your insides with other people’s outsides and feel like you don’t measure up?

All of these experiences and feelings are very common and “normal” for people in recovery. Quite frankly, what is sometimes called “character defects” (envy, insecurity, anger) are part of the human condition. My professional background is grounded in the principles and practices of the 12 steps of alcoholics anonymous and the theories of rational recovery. I know that if I join you on your path of recovery we can share in the experience, strength, hope and growth that comes with life challenges.
My specialty is working with recovering people, and I enjoy participating in the journey of recovery with others.

Who are recovering people? If you are:

You are in recovery by my definition. You are embarking on the hard work, consistency, and determination that is self improvement.
      Recovery is a process, not an event. Call me and I can help you get started, or keep moving along the path.
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      • considering entering into therapy 
      • read about self improvement
      • attend workshops or classes 
      • a member of a faith based organization and practice its teachings 
      • exercise on a regular basis 
      • pray or meditate 
      • a member of a mutual support group
      The most commonly known program of recovery is that which deals with addiction to drugs and alcohol. However, this is not all there is to the story.

      People misuse or become addicted to many things, including relationships, sex, gambling, work and food. Is this you?

      Addiction also affects the lives of all of those around it. Maybe your spouse or sibling struggles with addiction, or your parents or their parents or your child. Sometimes unchecked addiction can spread through attitudes and behaviors. Often terms like co-dependent and adult children of alcoholics are used to describe this effect.