Freddy Benjamin Cliffwood, New Jersey
Life Coach, Family Coach, Leadership Coach
Addiction Specialist, CSW,CDA
- Cliffwood, New Jersey 07747
- Hourly Rate: $75 to $200 US Dollars
- Gender: Male
I've been working in the field of mental health and addiction for more than two decades. My area of expertise is to assist individuals to overcome their issues with substance abuse and maladaptive behaviors by identifying the person strengthens and abilities.
I have had a great deal of experience with adolescents and adults with co-occurring disorders working in the many areas of substance abuse. I use evidence-based theories including; psychoeducation, the stages of change, growing techniques, wellness self-management, taking the escalator, eight dimensions of wellness, 12 Steps, harm reduction, motivational interviewing techniques, and much more. I will assist you in your search for positive change to achieve your personal and professional goals.
Some of my professional achievements: Awarded Extraordinary Counselor/Services for Children Award of the year of Middlesex County Division of Mental Health & Addiction Services in 1999, in addition, Awarded a Commendation and Citation the same year by the State of New Jersey Senate by the citizen of the 19th New Jersey Legislative District through their elected representatives given Extraordinary Counselor in the Division of Mental Health Services.
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3 reviews (5.0)
"Ben, I just want to thank you for not giving up on us. We will be forever grateful for what you've done for all of us! We have never seen my son do this much in this short time. Thank you, from the bottom of our hearts."Judy
"What would I say about ABDS Associates Services, is that your one of a kind. I have been to several other so-called therapists only to hear nothing. ABDS gives you real-life experiences and stories, they relate to you on a level that no one else can. "You are not just a professional at what you do or life coach you are a friend. Thanks for everything."J.K. Valued Client
"In October 2013, we realized that our adult son, Justin had a substance abuse problem. When he refused to go into rehab or get treatment, we had no idea what to do or where to turn. A good friend suggested we call Freddy Benjamin or “Ben” as he is known. From the time he was a teenager, Justin suffered from a serious anxiety disorder. Prescription medications did not work for him and therapy sessions were unsuccessful, as Justin was unable to communicate. Eventually, he began to abuse opiates as a way to self-medicate. When Ben began to work with us, Justin was 29-years-old, had been unemployed for almost 4 years and rarely left the house. Ben came to our home each week to meet with Justin and was able to connect with him.This was huge, considering the failure of previous counselors. Ben also remained in constant contact with Justin and with us, through phone calls and text messages, offering much-needed encouragement and advice. Ben helped Justin begin to overcome his anxiety syndrome, so he could move forward with his life. As a result of Ben's assistance, Justin went back to school and back to work. Ben also met with us regularly. With his guidance, we were able to help Justin confront his substance abuse problem and begin a path toward recovery. Ben taught us how to be compassionate toward our son, without enabling his opiate dependence. Ben helped our son when no one else could. He started Justin on the road to rehabilitation. He gave him a better chance of overcoming his substance abuse and building a productive future. For that, we will be forever grateful."Claude and Marianne Thouret
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