Recovery Consulting Services
306 Uptown Square
Murfreesboro, TN 37129
Tom Diffenderfer, LADAC II,QCS
Tom is a Licensed Alcohol and Drug Abuse Counselor, Qualified Clinical Supervisor, and Certified Life Coach. Prior to opening his private practice, he had spent 18 years as a counselor and program coordinator at one of Nashville’s oldest and most established alcohol and drug abuse treatment centers. Tom has counseled and coached literally thousands of individuals and families seeking help for addiction and anxiety.
“Substance Use Disorders and unhealthy anxiety are confusing and complex health conditions. I know this from personal experience. I have been there. However, recovery is achievable and sustainable. If you or a loved one is having a problem with Alcohol or drug misuse, I understand and can help.”
When not working with clients, Tom combines his passions for addiction counseling, music composition, and writing, to create recovery workbooks and emotional wellness technology. These helpful recovery aides can be found at www.meditationalbums.com. You will find guided relaxations for anxiety, Hypnotherapy for Sleep, the Walk to Wellness exercise plan, therapeutic music, recovery workbooks, and more. Also, there are helpful recovery links including daily thoughts for the day, live 12 step video meetings, and recovery speakers.
The recovery workbooks, therapeutic music, and guided relaxations found at www,meditationalbums.com have been shown to be effective in both outpatient and inpatient clinical settings for Substance Use Disorders and co-occurring anxiety problems.
The difference between addiction counseling and recovery coaching
Addiction counseling at Recovery Consulting Service, focuses on helping the patient maintain sobriety during the first few weeks and months of early recovery. The usual topics could include dealing with cravings, establishing boundaries, building support, education on the disease of addiction, relapse prevention, and managing feelings. Sessions can occur several times a week, once a month, or anything in between depending on need. The main goal here is learning to avoid substance abuse on a daily basis.
Recovery coaching takes a longer view with the emphasis on maintaining a quality recovery lifestyle. The goal is to decrease the risk of relapse by improving overall emotional wellness. Coaching will often address issues such as relationships, finances, employment, as well as living with purpose, passion and peace through the art of struggle reduction. Sessions occur one time per week or bi-monthly for up to a year or longer