Process Addictions

Self Injury can be understood as a creative unconscious solution to challenging problems of living. Treatment of self harm is a sensitive and personal issue.

Self Injury Therapy with Angela R. Wurtzel will help you:

  • Regulate your emotional states
  • Express your experience with words rather than your body
  • Cultivate greater self awareness

Angela conducts an intensive assessment process for determining the seriousness of self injurious behaviors and establishing the appropriate level of psychological care.

Compulsive Shopping typically becomes both a symptom and a solution for those who engage in this process addiction. Angela sets the therapeutic stage to articulate the deeper longings that lay beneath the process of compulsive shopping.

Compulsive Shopping Therapy with Angela Wurtzel will assist you to:

  • Uncover unconscious motivations associated with process addictions
  • Identify deprivation, emptiness and satiation
  • Implement personal boundaries and limits

 Read more about compulsive shopping & process addictions

Do you think you may need compulsive shopping therapy? Here are some questions to ask yourself…

  • A=Almost Always
  • O=Once in Awhile
  • I=Infrequently
  • N=Not at all
  • Do you buy things you want even if you know at that moment you do not have the money to pay for it?
  • Is it difficult for you to save money?
  • When you have some “extra” cash that you could save, instead, you think of other things you would like to buy?
  • Do you cheer yourself up or give yourself a reward by “going shopping”?
  • Does more than a third of your income go to pay credit card bills (not including rent or mortgage payments)?
  • Have you had to move credit lines because you typically don’t have the money to pay off your credit line?
  • Do you pay the minimum balance on your credit card most of the time?
  • Are you inclined to keep buying more of your favorite things- clothes, makeup, books, computer software, electronic gadgets – even though you do not have a specific need for them?
  • When and if you have to say “NO” to yourself, or control yourself from buying something you really want, do you feel intensely deprived, angry or upset?

If you have four or more A’s and O’s you have overspending tendencies. If you answered A or O to the last question, you are most likely someone who may grapple with compulsive shopping. That question seems to be the most potent indicator of a serious compulsive shopping problem.

Contact Angela R. Wurtzel for more information and to schedule an appointment today.