Judy Voruz, M.A.

Masters in Counseling Psychology, MAC, Masters Addictions Certification;
SAP, Substance Abuse Professional

Since 1985, I have specialized in helping families and individuals struggling with addiction. I hold a Master’s Degree in Counseling Psychology and am a Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselor.

Addiction, as with any difficult life challenge, offers us enormous learning opportunities.  After 30 years of helping those impacted by addiction, I have discovered an approach based on a deeper seeing into what creates our experience.  It is called the 3 Principles of Mind, Consciousness and Thought.  They are the three invisible elements of who we are that account for all of our experience including addiction.  With time, this simple but profound understanding will end your struggle with addiction.  I invite you to explore my website.  Click here to set up a free 30-minute consultation.

 

“When we are no longer able to change a situation, we are offered the opportunity to change how we perceive it.”

 


Beyond Codependency

I developed an approach called Wise Caring out of my desire to offer families a more compassionate and insightful way of relating to an addicted loved one. It presents an alternative to traditional family treatment models that focus on family members as codependent enablers. Wise Caring provides a new frame and framework for families to see the positive aspects of their caring while learning to direct it in more effective and life-enhancing ways. Through acknowledgment and wise channeling of your deep and sacrificial caring, you will begin to have a different relationship with yourself and your loved one. Let’s look more closely at how this works.

Continue reading my Beyond Codependency blog post

 


Testimonials

“Judy has helped me access an honest relationship with my family member who has destructive addiction habits. The work I did with her exposed my habitual responses to him. With this awareness, my responses changed and came from a deeper source. I have had access to that source in many other circumstances, but this one, being so personal, so close to my heart was still triggering sibling and cultural dynamics that were difficult to expose. The combination of her spiritual maturity and specific experience with drug addiction was essential. I needed both to help me. It is now three years since our work together, and my relationship with my family member is enjoyable. Not always, but often, which is a blessing beyond measure. ”

–S. R.

“Persevere! Judy will get you there. Amazingly, somehow, without ever finding fault with me, Judy delivers me to the gates of heaven every time we meet – and it is through her ability to accept me wherever I am that she draws out of me my knowing of ‘The Way’!

True laughter and connection have been my rich experience with Judy, making it easier for me to recognize the old habits that deny me that connection. So Thanks, Judy for such real live intimacy and truth experiences; all online via video chatting! You’ve allowed me to grow and witnessed me move from inner turmoil to freedom! And all this has changed and helped my relationships evolve for the better.”

–K. O.

“Thank you, Judy, for your helpful ideas and suggestions on how to be an effective resource and support in dealing with a son who has a serious alcohol problem. From the first time I talked to you, I felt hopeful that I could do something to help my son’s seemingly hopeless situation. Your approach is different from any I have experienced, including Al-anon meetings and counseling. You helped me to see my son in a different light, to think of him differently and to talk to him more. It has made a difference, and I think it will continue to do so. I appreciate your spiritual awareness and how you actively create opportunities for using it as a helpful way to view my son’s addiction.”

–B. C.

“I just want you to know you helped me so much! I got my son here, and through the hoops, into the Kolpia program, starting today! He really wants to change. He’s been with me for 2 weeks now, and I’m just staying open, not worrying about how long it will be, etc. It’s not easy, but it’s also such an opportunity. I’m sure I will need your help again, along this road! Thanks so very much.”

–L. D.