Eric Kruse is a Recovery Support Specialist with a B.A. in Psychology from California State Northridge. His coursework included Abnormal, Social, Personality, and Behavioral Psychology, as well as Counseling, Therapy, Health Sciences and Addiction training. He has worked as a personal assistant to a criminal defense attorney and at an assisted living facility in Santa Monica California.
In his sophomore year of high school he was sent to an emotional growth boarding school for troubled teens. This is where his understanding of the human psyche began.
Throughout his stay he was exposed to various forms of therapeutic treatments from Psychoanalysis, Gestalt, Person Centered, Cognitive Behavioral, along with unconventional treatments. This broad range of approaches afforded him the ability to view behavior from many different angles and perspectives.
Eric believes there is no single way to treat addiction. The twelve-step model, non-twelve-step model and/or a combination of of both have shown promising results.
Aligning people to treatment plans that are tailored to their needs and personality has been shown to be the most important consideration for a person’s long-term recovery. Eric is currently working toward achieving his goal of becoming a Marriage and Family Therapist so he can better serve recovering addicts and their families.
“Knowing others is intelligence; knowing yourself is true wisdom. Mastering others is strength; mastering yourself is true power. If you realize that you have enough, you are truly rich.”
― Lao Tzu, Tao Te Ching
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