Once you’re addicted, the substance you use has such control over your brain and behaviors that you may need professional care to break the habit. Kristie Tse, MA, LMHC, NCC, and the experienced therapists at Uncover Mental Health Counseling PLLC in Midtown Manhattan have helped many people recover from their addiction, prevent a relapse, and move forward into a thriving life. To get help for an addiction, call the office in New York City or book an appointment online today.
For high achievers, the New York City hustle and bustle is thrilling — but it’s also incredibly stressful. It sometimes seems like
there’s no end to the long hours and hard work you’ll have to put in to get ahead, and it’s only natural to look for outlets to blow
off steam. But when using substances to feel good turns into a habit you can’t put down, addiction can interfere with your career, your relationships, and your self-image.
Breaking free of addiction is challenging in a high-stress city where having a few drinks after work is the norm and the fast pace
of life makes it difficult to find time for yourself. When addictive behaviors take control, it’s time to seek professional help from an experienced addiction therapist in NYC.
Whether you’re struggling with addiction to drugs, alcohol, binge eating, or other behaviors, you have the power to take back
control of your life – and Uncover Mental Health Counseling is here to help.
Many of the same qualities that make people high achievers, including dedication to their work, a strong drive to succeed and
high risk tolerance, also make them more prone to substance abuse and addiction. Being a high achiever and substance abuse
often go hand in hand, but addiction isn’t limited to just drugs and alcohol: You can become addicted to anything that’s used to
cope or avoid difficult emotions.
If you're a high achieving New Yorker who is struggling with addiction, there are plenty of factors that may be driving your
● High achievers in New York typically work long hours followed by networking or socializing with colleagues, often
accompanied by alcohol and/or cocaine
● The fast-paced, high-stress, and high-achieving New York culture can take a toll on your mental health, causing you to
turn to addictive behaviors to cope
● High achievers feeling the pressure to succeed and make more money at any cost may turn to stimulants to keep up or
prescription drugs to stay calm
High achievers may wish to avoid inpatient treatment programs that would disrupt their busy lives, but seeking professional help is crucial in overcoming addiction. Our addiction therapists in NYC can help you get to the root of your addictive behaviors and develop healthier coping skills.
Addiction can make you feel like there’s no way out. Admitting that you have a problem can be difficult for high achievers who
are used to being in control and uncomfortable with asking for help. But addiction isn’t something you should face alone, and
seeking help doesn’t make you “weak” — it means you’re serious about making changes.
At Uncover Mental Health Counseling, a qualified therapist will use cognitive behavioral therapy, rational emotive behavioral
therapy, dialectical behavioral therapy, and acceptance and commitment therapy to guide you through four key milestones in
order to treat your addiction:
1. COVER YOUR PAST: Our process starts with an assessment of getting to know you and understanding any history
that may have contributed to your addiction.
2. UNCOVER YOUR PATTERNS: We’ll dig deep to gain awareness of what’s driving your addictive behaviors and how
they’re impacting your relationships, your career, and your self-image.
3. DISCOVER YOUR POTENTIAL: We’ll work together to build your coping skills, cognitive restructuring skills, emotion
regulation skills, and mindfulness skills to help you overcome your addiction.
4. RECOVER YOUR POWER: By the end of the treatment, you’ll understand the root of your addictive tendencies and
develop new coping skills so you can find more constructive outlets for your stress.
At Uncover Mental Health Counseling, our addiction therapists aren’t just here to talk about your struggles. We offer
evidence-based tools to support you through making the change you want to see in your life. If you’re ready to get to the root of
your addiction and learn healthier ways to cope with the stress of being a high achiever in NYC, book a consultation today.