A Welcome Letter

My name is Robin Guterman and I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker.  I have over 18 years of experience working in the field of addictive disorders and personality problems.  I am passionate about guiding not just the identified client towards getting help but stress......

Rehab is NOT Sleepaway Camp

For all the families out there sending their loved ones to rehab, please keep in mind that rehab is not sleep-a-way camp.  Every summer I buy clothes pack up my kids belongings, label, hide junk in their shampoo bottles, sit with some anticipation before they......

Some Recommended Reading

When I begin working with families, there are two books that I recommend for them to read from the initial contact.  Both books focus on the emotional blackmail that takes place from addicts to family members while they are in active addiction and unfortunately, at......

Whose time is it anyway?

I sat in my office this morning waiting for a client to arrive for his 11:30 session. The time of appointment came and went…11:35, 11:40, 11:45… no call, no show. Not that  I was overwhelmingly surprised by the disregard for my time, but I was......