Dual Diagnosis Counseling in Austin, Texas
Jennifer Wagner, LCSW, provides assessment, counseling and aftercare for individuals with substance abuse or dependence and a co-occurring mood disorder. Substance abuse is frequently accompanied by depression and/or anxiety. Historically, the substance abuse or dependence has been treated first, followed by treatment for the mood disorder if those symptoms persisted. However, research has shown that the best results occur when both are assessed and treated simultaneously.
Having been a substance abuse counselor and clinical director for substance abuse programs in Texas as well as New York State, Jennifer has extensive experience in treating dual disorders. Among substance abusers with histories of trauma, PTSD symptoms can be present as well.
Clients who meet criteria for having substance dependence or a dual disorder are assessed for the appropriate level of care and are referred for detox, inpatient or intensive outpatient treatment when necessary.
Please feel free to contact Jennifer Wagner with any questions or to schedule an initial appointment.