Hi, my name is Ramsey Bradley and I hold a Master's Degree in Counseling and Psychology, a Bachelor's Degree in Education having graduated with Phi Theta Kappa Honors and having more than 28 years of experience working with adolescents, families, various school systems and the juvenile court system.
I have worked for many years as a front-line clinician or at outpatient substance abuse clinics, intensive outpatient chemical dependency treatment programs, partial hospital dual-diagnosis programs, residential alcohol and drug-abuse treatment centers, and on inpatient psychiatric and medical units as well.
Throughout my years of experience working in the field of addiction I often ask myself 1 main question: What does it really mean or what does it really take for a person to become "ready, willing, or able" to permanently change a habitual pattern of harmful addiction?
As a clinician, I sincerely believe that we should always be devoted to empowering our clients at any age or stage of life to continue learning and growing toward greater maturity and wisdom as human beings, and to help them develop a conscious commitment to practice dealing with the problems and opportunities presented by their daily lives in a positive, healthy way.
Therefore, when we make a decision to devote our lives to the daily practice of patience, kindness, tolerance, and unconditional love for ourselves and for all others, we will eventually tap into a deep source of inner peace, inner power, personal freedom, and long-term joy that is always dependable and can never be disturbed, diminished, depleted, or destroyed.
I find and strongly believe that for people struggling with serious harmful addictions this is often the best path and at times may prove to be the only effective path for them in achieving a real and lasting recovery.
Good luck on your Personal Journey,
Ramsey Bradley, M.S.