I'm Cathy Alessandra. I am many things - a Certified Life & Professional Recovery Coach, an entrepreneur, a daughter, a volunteer .... but I am also a mother who faced this challenge with her child.
Facing the challenges of a son or daughter using and/or abusing drugs or alcohol can cause extreme anxiety, fear and frustration. Mothers tend to suffer in silence out of shame, embarrassment, guilt and hopelessness. Having support from others who are experiencing or have experienced similar challenges can help.
I have been there. I have walked in your shoes. I experienced the dark days and long nights. I came to understand that his drug use was not my fault and it was his journey. I had my own journey to take - one of taking control of myself. It became a journey of learning how to love, show empathy and provide support without "enabling". It became a journey of learning how to communicate, set boundaries and lower my expectations.
Coaching is not therapy. It is an opportunity to explore and find answers in a collaborative partnership, helping you to identify what is happening now and what you want for the future. Coaching is a thought-provoking and creative process with the strictest levels of confidentiality.
Cathy Alessandra is a Certified Professional Life Coach and is credentialed as an Associate Certifed Coach (ACC) by the International Coach Federation. In addition, she has received her Professional Recovery Coach certification from the International Association of Professional Recovery Coaches.
ReDirect Life is an 4 week small group program. This program is designed to help mothers whose child is struggling with use, abuse or addiction. In this program, you will:
This group program is $120 for 4 weeks and includes your workbook, resource lists and other materials. It is held on Thursday evenings from 7p-8:30pm in Torrance near Torrance Airport. After completion of this 4 week program, you may join our weekly support group.
To join the next ReDirect Life group, click here.
For more information, call Cathy at 424-337-9622.
Whether a child is using, abusing or addicted to drugs and/or alcohol, the worry, fear and anxiety can be overwhelming. As a mother, trying to “save” your child becomes your number #1 priority. You try to take charge and many times it fails.
Sobriety is a daily choice, one that only the user can make. Eventually we come to understand it isn't anyone's fault - and the million “what-if’s” don’t matter. But the guilt, shame and judgement of others can put any mother into a place of feeling hopeless, helpless and alone.
Cathy's private 1:1 coaching sessions are designed to offer education and resources, but more importantly, a safe environment for self-discovery, support and sharing.
During our sessions, some of the topics we will explore are:
Coaching sessions are in person or via phone and are 1 hour. The cost is $90/session. To schedule your first session, click here. Upon payment, you will receive an email with a link to Cathy's calendar!
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