The Addictions Coach utilizes New Technology to Combat Drug and Alcohol Addictions.
Miami Florida August 9, 2012
The Addictions Coach, which specializes in drug, alcohol and food addictions, has begun to offer a new and unique way of doing therapy and coaching for drug and alcohol addicts. Long gone are the days of trekking to the shrinks office, waiting in a room of people that you don’t know and sitting on a couch to discuss your feelings. Therapy and life coaching have taken on a new level with the advent of modern technology and Cali Estes comes right into her client’s living room.
By utilizing the technology of today, Cali can chat with her clients via phone, Skype or even Face Time on a client’s IPhone or I pad. She is able to connect directly with them right in the comfort of their own home and offer them a service that fits into the most busy of schedules. Clients now have no excuse to not have a coach that can help them with life’s problems when the thought of not having to travel to the therapist or coach is no longer an issue.
“I was not keen on going to a therapist and did not feel like having to drive after work,” Barbara Stein said. “Cali has made it so very easy for me to have a coach and therapist without having to leave my home. We schedule weekly appointments and she can also fit me in if I had a rough day or need extra attention on a minutes notice. With my last therapist I would have to book her weeks in advance. I appreciate the convenience and added comfort of being in my house”.
For people that can’t attend AA or NA meetings for fear of being seen by their own clients and customers or do not believe in the 12 step philosophy benefit from having an addiction coach and therapist at their fingertips. Clients can text or call Cali Estes, The Addictions Coach, and book a same day appointment. When was the last time you could do that at a doctor’s office? The new age of therapy and life coaching has begun to satisfy the immediate needs nature of the human race.
“I work with clients from all walks of life, but attorneys, doctors, actors, musicians and other high profile professionals utilize my services mostly because they don’t have to deal with the stigma of going to a therapist office,” Cali Estes said. “I am available at their discretion and my services can be utilized if they need to talk or are having a bad day I can chat with them within 6 hours. That type of service is usually not provided in this industry.”
Cali’s multidimensional approach focuses on the underlying cause of the addiction and she approaches each client in a unique manner. Unlike traditional rehabilitation centers that convince the addict that they have a disease that is incurable and they must attend meetings, recite prayers and follow steps, Cali tailors her program to fit the client. By realizing that each client is unique and their pattern of addiction is unique with a root cause, Cali is able to address the addiction at the core level and assist the addict in making the necessary changes and positive steps in their life.
Cali Estes has a unique background and is more than a ‘sober coach’ or ‘recovery coach’. She has a background in clinical and personality psychology, addictions and forensics. She can get to the root of the addiction quickly and work with the client in building a safe environment in which to make the changes necessary to live a productive lifestyle. Clients in addiction feel powerless, helpless and hopeless and need answers and ways to change their lives. Sometimes family and friends think that everyone should be able to have ‘just one drink’ at a function, but for some clients that is not what happens. That one drink turns them into an unmanageable individual that their family and friends cannot deal with. Taking a pill to ‘get through the day’ or ‘take the edge off’ eventually leads to a full blown addiction with the addict personality. Cali can address all these issues with both the family and the client and assist them in making the changes necessary to be happy and healthy.
“The biggest issue for me was I could sit by my pool and have a session with Cali,” David Dean said. “I am someone that has some social anxiety and having the idea that I can be relaxed and comfortable while chatting with her about my issues has made it so much easier for me to work on what I need to.”
Cali has consulted in 2 countries and frequently flies between South Florida, New York and Los Angeles to work with her clients. She has clients in the music industry, acting/film, modeling, CEO’s and frequent high stress jobs clients. She is available on an individual basis for clients, more intensive or for speaking engagements. She has accompanied clients to high risk situations like weddings, worked ‘on set’ of movie and film productions, worked directly with pro athletes, sat in on business meetings, been ‘on tour’ with musicians and even will work directly in the home of the client for a more intensive ‘rehab’ setting.
“I do the traditional one hour a week sessions, but I am also available to assist clients on tour, on movie sets, or for 30 day stays in their home,” Cali said. “For a high powered CEO or actor that does not have the time to spend in a residential rehab, I can bring the rehab to them.”
The Addictions Coach is based out of Miami Florida but services clients in all of South Florida, New York City and Los Angeles.