Rochna Hazra: Leesburg Addiction Counseling

Rochna Hazra: Leesburg Addiction Counseling

Counseling for Addictions, Anxiety and Depression Mindfulness and Addiction

The primary reason that a person turns to alcohol, prescription medication, po*******hy and such is to self-medicate.

These substances and processes help numb painful and uncomfortable feelings and experiences in the present moment. Rather than escape from painful feelings, mindfulness encourages addicts to sit quietly with themselves and pay close attention to their thoughts and feelings without judging, reacting or taking action to fix it. Instead of detaching, distracting, numbing or suppressing feelings and e

Operating as usual


"Prayer is not getting man's will done in heaven, but getting God's will done on earth. It is not overcoming God's reluctance but laying hold of God's willingness."
Richard C. Trench 11/10/2015

Alcohol and Shame

Alcohol and Shame

Shame is one of the most toxic emotions that we carry. We hide it and and refuse to acknowledge it even to ourselves. And yet carrying this toxic emotion can be a difficult burden. When it becomes intolerable, we look to numb it with alcohol. Alcohol and Shame Shame as a basis for Alcoholism: Greg's dad died when Greg was only nine months old. His mom struggled as a single woman to raise him. It was the 1960s and life was hard for Greg’s mother. Two years later, it got 09/20/2015

Its NOT all in your Head: Physical Symptoms of Anxiety

Its NOT all in your Head: Physical Symptoms of Anxiety

Anxiety is much more than just a feeling. As the body’s fight or flirt response gets activated, it starts a complex chain of reactions in your body that can trigger a wide range of physical symptoms. An important part of anxiety treatment is to learn about your body’s response to anxiety.   Its NOT all in your Head: Physical Symptoms of Anxiety Anxiety is much more than just a feeling. As the body’s fight or flirt response gets activated, it starts a complex chain of reactions in your body that can trigger a wide 09/14/2015

Alcohol and the Soccer Mom

We don't think of moms as alcoholics and there is a lot of stigma around women having a drinking problem. Perhaps, this makes it doubly hard for women to seek help. This article talks about the suburban mom having drinking problem: On July 26, 2009, 36 year old Diane Schuler drove 2 miles the wrong way on the Taconic State Parkway before crashing into another SUV killing a total of 8 people. Toxicology reports revealed that at the time of the crash, Diane had an equivalent of


When we are too afraid to take chances and take action, we believe that we retain status quo.

But really there is nothing that is status quo. Even inaction has
consequences, because inaction is "action not taken". It is most essential to have faith and believe in ourselves, when we are in doubt.


Don't judge each day by the harvest you reap but by the seeds that you plant. -- Robert Louis Stevenson

As we work hard each day to reach our goals, we can sometimes become frustrated and discouraged when we don't see progress or change soon enough.

It can feel like we are crawling up a mountain and nothing to show for it. At these times, it is important to remember that each of our actions, will reap a result. We may not see it today or even tomorrow, but somewhere, somehow things will change -- slowly but surely.


One of the most common myths about Relapse is that "You cannot predict Relapse"

is a completely false belief. Relapse does not come on suddenly. It follows a pattern where we begin to stray from recovery behaviors and gradually move on to high risk patterns of thinking and action. There are many warning signs that people close to us may notice but we may fail to pay attention to or take seriously.

[05/10/14]   Funny Quotes for Mom. Being a mother is hard work. Lets take a minute to laugh about it.

Happy Mother's Day!

1) "I want my children to have all the things I couldn't afford. Then I want to move in with them." Phyllis Diller

3) “My mother’s menu consisted of two choices: Take it or leave it.” Buddy Hackett

4) "No matter how old a mother is, she watches her middle-aged children for signs of improvement." Florida Maxwell

Photo by Wim Lewis, Seattle, USA


Funny Quotes for Mom. Being a mother is hard work. Lets take a minute to laugh about it.

Happy Mother's Day!

1) "I want my children to have all the things I couldn't afford. Then I want to move in with them." Phyllis Diller

3) “My mother’s menu consisted of two choices: Take it or leave it.” Buddy Hackett

4) "No matter how old a mother is, she watches her middle-aged children for signs of improvement." Florida Maxwell

Photo by Wim Lewis, Seattle, USA


Awareness is the core of Recovery. We were lead into our addictions by being unconscious of what is really going on inside of us. Being unconscious or unaware of
our real feelings, we just try to mindlessly numb them with alcohol, drugs, p**n or s*x.

Recovery is about conscious action. Conscious action is Sober Action. When we take the time to get in touch with what is going on inside, we gain control over what we will
do on the outside.

Reaching out for a drink, that prescription medication or clicking on that Adult Friend finder site does not come from Conscious Action. Relapse does not happen when you
are fully conscious of what is going on within you.

Today, let's take time to pause and be conscious of our thoughts and feelings. See if it makes you are more conscious of your Actions.


Sometimes our minds are restless. We have too many plans, opinions, ideas and begin to feel overwhelmed and scattered. I have found this quote from Tao De Ching very helpful:

Work toward emptiness and openness
Cultivate stillness.
Breathe harmony
Become tranquility
As the ten thousand things rise and fall,
Rise and fall,
Just witness their return to the root.

The Tao Te Ching of Lao Tzu translated by Brian Browne Walker 04/24/2014

Mindfulness Based Relapse Prevention (MBRP) - Home

I attended a Mindfulness training for Addictions recently in Seattle. I had Never been to Seattle before. It was a very interesting city. The training was called Mindfulness Based Relapse Prevention (MBRP). Here is a short description on how it works:

MBRP practices are intended to foster increased awareness of triggers, destructive habitual patterns, and “automatic” reactions that seem to control many of our lives. The
mindfulness practices in MBRP are designed to help us pause, observe present experience, and bring awareness to the range of choices before each of us in every moment. We learn to respond in ways that serves us, rather than react in ways that are detrimental to our health and happiness. Ultimately, we are working towards freedom from deeply ingrained and often catastrophic habits.

You can read more about MBRP here: Company Name - seattle, WA. Company Message


Today, I will dare to be myself. To be myself is to be honest and be in my integrity.

Today, I will not smile when I don't want to, apologize for something that is not my fault just so no one around us is hurt, inconvenienced or uncomfortable.

Today, I will be myself. 04/10/2014

Rochna Hazra, Licensed Professional Counselor - About

I am an Addictions and Mindfulness therapist. I care deeply about your well-being.

I help gain insight and awareness into self-defeating patterns and stop them before they take over your life.

During the initial sessions, I will help you find ways to address the most painful symptoms and when these symptoms have alleviated, we will work to resolve deeper issues so that these symptoms do not return. Rochna Hazra, Licensed Professional Counselor specializing in Anxiety, Addictions and Marriage Counseling


Mindfulness is the practice of keeping your mind focused, your breath steady, and your heart calm. It fosters the development of quiet yet alert mind, wisdom and compassion.


In silence, we connect with our inner spirit, our Higher Power, God, whatever name one chooses.
Just for today, let's be alone and silent for 5 whole minutes! 01/30/2014

Rochna Hazra, Licensed Professional Counselor - Home

There are those who dismiss the idea that po*******hy can be addictive. But the fact is that p**n has a strong impact on the brain and therefore can be addictive.
Check out these questions and share your thoughts in the comments below. Rochna Hazra, Licensed Professional Counselor specializing in Anxiety, Addictions and Marriage Counseling 01/28/2014

Rochna Hazra, Licensed Professional Counselor - Home

Amy is a 28 year old recently married woman. Since buying their home, Amy has become increasingly anxious and irritable. She is constantly worried and realizes that
people around her are starting to get weary. Do you see yourself in Amy? Please share your story in the comments below. Please also visit our website for more information and resources. Rochna Hazra, Licensed Professional Counselor specializing in Anxiety, Addictions and Marriage Counseling 01/23/2014

Rochna Hazra, Licensed Professional Counselor - Home

My website, has a lot of resources like quizzes that help you identify if you have a problem and when to seek help. Getting to know yourself can be
fun too! If you find it useful, please share on your page as well.

The website also has a list of Recommended Books.
Free phone consultation (15 minutes). Hours: Tuesday to Fridays (9 am to 8 pm);
Saturdays 8 am to 1 pm. Rochna Hazra, Licensed Professional Counselor specializing in Anxiety, Addictions and Marriage Counseling


In my down time, I love to read. What are you reading this month?

I am reading Full Catastrophe Living by Jon Kabat-Zinn. Kabat-Zinn talks about the practice of non-doing, a concept I first heard of in my reading of the Tao De Ching. Here it is called Doing Not Doing emphasizing conscious Being. We have become so habituated to doing that we forget that we are human Beings and not human Doings. Do you feel this way as well? Share your thoughts with us. 12/24/2013

Rochna Hazra, Licensed Professional Counselor - Anxiety and OCD

"If you aren't willing to have it, you will. The majority of things people with anxiety do to try to escape from it, generate further stress and anxiety". -- Steven Hayes.

Anxiety is a natural reaction that our bodies experience as a result of stress. It can even help us cope with situations of crisis. Yet when anxiety begins to spill over all parts of
our life, making it difficult for us to deal with everyday life situations, it has become a problem. One of every six people experience anxiety on a daily basis. Are you one of

Feel free to share in the comments below…or if you
know someone this could refer to, please share this post on your own wall. Rochna Hazra, Licensed Professional Counselor specializing in Anxiety, Addictions and Marriage Counseling


Originally from India, I bring into my work a beautiful and unique blend of the East and the West. I combine the Eastern traditions of Mindfulness.

Non-judgement and a holistic approach to healing with the western approach of realism and solution-focused action that I have gained from my education, training and work in the United States.


Very often, people think of alcoholics as drunks rolling on a street corner. However, the problem can be insidious and creep into your life without you realizing it. Ask
yourself these questions, and please share this post on your own FaceBook wall. Perhaps you can help someone you love who isn't even aware that they might have a problem.

■Do you call in sick from work because of a hangover or a late night party?

■Do you use alcohol to soothe yourself or numb difficult feelings?

■Do you have frequent arguments with your partner because of your drinking?

■Are your children hesitant to invite friends over because it may be the night you have had one too many?

■Do you promise to limit the amount you drink, only to break the promise soon after?

■Have you ever gotten arrested for Driving under the Influence?

■Have you ever had your license suspended because of your drinking?

■Do all or most of your friends like to drink excessively?

■Do you become intoxicated intentionally to feel good or drink to feel “normal”?

■Do you find that you need to drink more and more to experience the same buzz or effects?

■Do people tell you that your personality changes when you drink?

■Do you spend more money than you want to on alcohol?

If you have answered “yes” to a few of these questions, chances are that you may need to get help with your drinking.

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I am a Licensed professional Counselor. I started working in this field since 1999. But most importantly, I care deeply about the people I work with. As your counselor, you
will find me fully supportive and committed to your happiness and growth.

Is there someone in your life that perhaps could use assistance? Please share my website on
your wall.


Why don’t others ever appreciate what I do for them?
Why do I always find myself being taken advantage of?”

Martha is a young wife and mother of two. All day she works to keep her house clean, take care of laundry, etc. Afternoons are spent driving the children around to different
activities and appointments and before she knows it, it's dinner and homework time.

Martha feels like she barely has any time for herself. And yet the girls and her husband complain about the most trivial things. Martha feels that the rest of the family has no
understanding of how hard she works.

Does this happen to you as well? Share your story and tell us how you deal with it. Please share this on your wall, so others can also share their story with us.


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[04/03/13]   Take the S*x Addiction Self Assessment today.*x-addiction-self-assessment/ 03/21/2013

The Seven Symptoms of Codependence | Rochna Hazra

Description: This article describes the The Seven Symptoms of Codependence. Codependence is really a pattern of behavior or behaviors that are commonly seen in partners, parents or children of addicts. It is a tendency to over function in a manner that is unproductive as well as unhealthy for you. The seven symptoms include the need to control, lack of boundaries, low self-esteem, lack of boundaries, perfectionism, victim mentality and denial. Counseling Anxiety Disorder,Licensed Professional Counselor

[02/26/13]   Anxiety and P**n Addiction: FAQ

Is there a link between anxiety and S*x Addiction

Anxiety and Addictions often go hand in hand. Anxiety is an emotion that seeks to be relieved immediately. Very often, when we feel anxious about a particular issue, we may try to solve the problem or plan ways to mitigate the issue. When anxiety is limited to a definite issue, it can be resolved with effective problem-solving methods. However, people who are prone to worry or feel anxious will tell you that certain issues can trigger anxiety symptoms that are way out of proportion or reasonable. Read More .....

[02/26/13]   Addiction As A Brain Disease

There have been many scientific advances on addictive behaviors and how the brain works. It is believed that the brain slowly molds drug behaviors and addictions through brain circuitry, genes, and how environmental factors affect them. Read More....

[12/18/12]   I was really impressed by Liza Long's blog post " I am Adam Lanza's mother". Liza had the courage to talk about her son's mental illness that sometimes erupts into violent and explosive behavior. Very often the shame and stigma of mental illness prevents us from seeking help. Her talking so openly and honestly about her own child is another step towards letting go of that shame. Too often our society blames parents when children have extreme behavioral problems. But unless we have walked in their shoes, we will never fully understand what they go through on a daily basis. As parents, we want our children to be happy and healthy and when they are not, it is heartbreaking and agonizing. Add on top of that the spoken and unspoken criticism, judgement and unsolicited advice, the result is further isolation and discouragement.

The Connecticut tragedy is not just a wake up call for common sense gun control legislation, but also a review of our mental health system.

[12/07/12]   In many ways, mindfulness is the opposite of addiction.

Addiction is reactive behavior used to escape difficult feelings or situations. Mindfulness interrupts this pattern with conscious and deliberate focus on difficult emotions as a way to disarm them and interrupt habitual, self destructive behaviors of addiction.

Addiction is fear based. It assumes that we are unable to deal with our present situation, experience or feeling and so we need something from outside of us to make us feel better. Through its steady internal gaze, mindfulness reminds us of our abundant internal resources. Practice in mindfulness, is practice in fearlessness. With fortitude, we focus on what is uncomfortable in order to neutralize it.



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