Interview with Kim Halsey
What brought you into this field?
My personal recovery for an eating disorder sent me on a quest to find something that could offer me higher than a 5-20% success rate. As recovery became big business, the recidivism (relapse) rates soared. I have committed my life to helping people struggling with disordered eating, drinking, drugging and thinking to find a solution that works and a God they can trust.
I published a quick read book "25 Ways to Win: The Pocket Guide to Addiction Recovery" as a self-study guide to carry this message to more people than I could possibly find time to work with individually. My professional life has given me experience in healthcare, treatment centers, law enforcement, military personnel and religious organizations.
How is your approach different than 12-step or therapy?
I heard once that a relapsing alcoholic was an untreated codependent (obsessed with the person who is using that substance), I created a program to identify and heal those things that precede a relapse:
* relational problems
* financial trouble
* work frustrations
* social pressure
* even boredom and apathy
It is not uncommon for prominent families to keep my on retainer as a coach for a season during and after primary recovery just to ensure that all the elements are in place to sustain long term sobriety.
Who are your clients exactly?
My clients are often highly respected leaders in their careers and community. They are bright, successful and smart enough to know when some habit is beginning to cost more than they're willing to pay. They abhor the idea of being publicly exposed yet can't seem to stop on their own.
These men and women can't risk being seen in a public 12-step meeting, nor is it feasible for them to take 30-60-90 days away from their responsibilities for rehab. Especially when they review the dismal recovery rates from the most recent data. I have worked with thousands of recovering addicts over the years, gently guiding each through 12-step recovery, as well as elements of relational healing, behavior modification, and spiritual significance.
What type of personality do you work best with & what is expected of me?
I only work privately with a small number of clients at any one time to ensure a high level of personal service. It is important to make sure we will be a good 'fit' for each other. As a person in recovery who has tried most of the "cures" out there for myself, I understand how frustrating it can be to feel like a chronic failure.
I'm continually in the market, finding the latest research, and sharing what works. That's why my clients trust me for my expertise. I also love to brainstorm, have fun, and laugh. We have a great time together while achieving fabulous results!
Something else that's very important to know about me is that I believe communication is critical to the success of our relationship. It's imperative that you be willing to take the time to communicate with me by phone, email, video chat or in person for our relationship to be successful. Communication is a must!
What type of person is this NOT going to work for?
This is not going to work for someone who is pressured or guilted into it. If the courts, the church, the spouse or the boss says "You must, or else!" and that person resents the interference, they would not do well here. The desire to heal must come from within.
We've all been in times of personal crisis at one point or another. Do yourself a favor and just hang out. Read a few of our Articles in the meantime. It is free and easy. This will really help you get primed for our work. When you're ready, call me at (509) 593-4989 and we'll get you started. (I'm in no rush and will be here when you need me.)
Another type of person I won't work with (without exception) is the whiner or the chronic skeptic, as well as individuals who consistently make excuses for not getting their assignments done. If you are one of these people, I would ask that you not call and I hope you understand why. We'll probably just not work well together and I wouldn't want you to waste your time or money. Is that fair?
What can you do for us that others can't?
Training, experience and insight allow me to bring a laser focus to the root issues causing your problem and help heal your life, not just your addiction. Here, your journey is absolutely confidential. The work you do with me is not subject to insurance approval, employer reporting, or public exposure.
In working with clients, I am not limited to one approach to your recovery. I bring multiple disciplines to bear on the goals most important to you. I am not a clinician and will not diagnose or treat any mental, psychological, or physical ailments that may present themselves during the course of working together. I always support my clients in seeking appropriate counsel or treatment as needed.
Finally, I am not affiliated with - nor do I endorse - any religious doctrine or treatment modality. I will not attempt to fix, change, convince, convert, or even heal you. I will, however, help you find a spiritual solution that works for you..
What results can I expect?
As a result of creating a working relationship with me, you can expect a number of things to happen:
More freedom, more happiness and more success, not just more "information."
And that's just the tip of the iceberg! What you're regularly getting with us is a series of "Aha" moments! Your recovery will move twice as fast in half the time it would take on your own or in a leaderless support group.
How quickly can I expect results?
If you are someone who is truly willing to "jump in" with both feet, you can expect to see results almost immediately. That means you need to really trust me to have your best interest at heart. Trust can take time, I know -- as we work together, you'll realize the value of our partnership and it will happen. So, truly, the answer to this question lies with you.
How can I insure that I will get better this time?
Do all of your assignments and keep our appointments together. Put your recovery on 'project status.' Be committed to do whatever it takes. Understand that it's not a quick fix, it's not magic and it can take up to a year for you to plant all the seeds and for those seeds to grow into the fruit that you can enjoy. All my clients who have diligently applied these principals have created a life that works for them, in a fraction of the time and cost of other things they may have tried.
Get the life of your dreams no matter how many times you have tried (and failed) before. Together, we will make recovery a priority, take stock of where you currently are, identify what worked or didn't work for you in the past, what's blocking you from wholeness now, and fully implement your personalized action plan.
Do you accept credit cards?
Yes, for your convenience, I do accept credit cards. I accept Paypal, Visa, MasterCard, Discover, and American Express.
Kim, I know you're the person I want to work with.
How do we get started?
Congratulations on making a life-changing decision! I'm happy to work with you to achieve lasting recovery from your addictions, dependencies, and self-defeating behaviors!
What is the next step?
The next step is schedule a complimentary get-acquainted session. You will be sent an application when your appointment is confirmed. This will help you focus on what you most want to get out of our time together.
During the call, we can discuss your goals and look at your challenges. This also allows us to discover whether we'd be a good fit for each other in terms of personality and work style. When the right connection is made, magic can happen!