Smoking cessation counseling

Smoking is unhealthy and can lead to various life-threatening conditions, such as lung cancer, heart disease, and stroke. Yet, tobacco use is the primary preventable factor in disease, disability, and death. Most smokers find it difficult to stop smoking despite being aware of the health concerns because withdrawal can be intolerable. Intense cravings, anxiety, restlessness, insomnia, and weight gain are typical symptoms of quitting smoking. There is also a high rate of nicotine dependence among people with substance use issues and mental health disorders.

Individuals who want to stop but have been unsuccessful in the past would benefit from smoking cessation counseling. Only about 5 to 7% of those who attempt to quit without any assistance succeed, but many go through repeated cycles of relapse. With an emphasis on lowering the prevalence of smoking and tobacco use, a mental health clinician with specialized training in smoking cessation can offer effective treatment and support.

Counseling services to quit smoking

The challenges of smoking cessation

Most smokers had their first cigarette lit up for the first time due to peer pressure or because it looked cool. Because nicotine is so addicting, it can be difficult to stop once people start. Nicotine is one of more than 5,000 toxic compounds found in tobacco smoke. Smokers eventually become physically dependent on tobacco, and it is believed that nicotine is just as addictive as cocaine and heroin.

Anxiety and irritation were the two main obstacles to quitting smoking that people frequently reported. After quitting, the body’s nicotine runs low, leading to moodiness, headaches, and craving until the body adjusts or receives more nicotine.

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How counseling for smoking cessation can help?

Combining pharmacological treatment and counseling for smoking cessation is more effective than either intervention alone in treating tobacco use and addiction. By using various evidence-based therapies (or combinations of interventions) for different patients and drawing on their prior experiences and treatment preferences, counseling aids in continuously assessing and monitoring smoking status. Herbs, acupuncture, laser therapy, and other alternative methods for quitting smoking have not proved beneficial and cannot be advised for regular use.

Counseling that is supported by research assists smokers who want to stop. The patient and therapist decide on a quit date, ideally within two weeks after starting therapy. Smoking triggers or barriers to stopping are confronted in counseling as well as evaluating previous quitting attempts to determine what worked and what didn’t. Counseling programs have shown to be more effective than self-help programs as trained therapists utilize cognitive-behavioral strategies and other types of psychotherapies to manage self-imposed addictions.

Testimonials

Gino PlataniaGino Platania
23:53 30 Apr 24
I highly recommend Good Health Psychiatric Services. Thorough, compassionate, knowledgeable, and they truly care. Great customer service as well across all departments.
Arturo AvilesArturo Aviles
23:49 30 Apr 24
Very good experience and a very good talk as well
Bereniez PerezBereniez Perez
01:15 30 Apr 24
Great experience !
Rosemary BattsRosemary Batts
13:56 23 Apr 24
Great experience with staff. Everyone is so professional. Dr. made me comfortable and it was easy to talk with her.
Laura DohertyLaura Doherty
02:45 06 Mar 24
I have a great down to earth provider. All of my appointments are virtual so I don’t have to schedule around them. The help center is actually extremely helpful and gets messages to your doctor with a response usually the same day. I highly recommend these services. Also they take insurance unlike most virtual doctors that cost hundreds just for a medication refill appointment.
Todd MorrisseyTodd Morrissey
14:47 18 Sep 23
Natalie was engaging, fair, friendly and reasonable. My further appointments with her have been similarly positive and hassle free. Hoping for years of continued positive experiences and treatment.
Todd MorrisseyTodd Morrissey
14:47 18 Sep 23
Natalie was engaging, fair, friendly and reasonable. My further appointments with her have been similarly positive and hassle free. Hoping for years of continued positive experiences and treatment.
jeremiahbabygirljeremiahbabygirl
00:53 13 Sep 23
Dr. Varma is an amazingly intelligent, probing, and compassionate doctor. I highly recommend both she and the practice.
jeremiahbabygirljeremiahbabygirl
00:53 13 Sep 23
Dr. Varma is an amazingly intelligent, probing, and compassionate doctor. I highly recommend both she and the practice.
rayme torresrayme torres
00:10 09 Sep 23
Very professional. Very comfortable meeting.
rayme torresrayme torres
00:10 09 Sep 23
Very professional. Very comfortable meeting.
Diamond AlcinaDiamond Alcina
13:21 06 Sep 23
I was recommended by a friend who said this place has helped her a lot. I was hesitant because of my experience with previous psychiatrists. But Janice is great. She really pays attention to my concerns, and I have been feeling such a sense of well being since having serviced with her. She is also extremely consistent. Sometimes our session lasts about 20 minutes or less because I hardly have any concerns regarding my medications. I appreciate her ability to really prescribe things that help long term. She also prescribed sleeping meds for my insomnia and I been sleeping earlier and better. I don’t wake up tired of weak. Thank you Janice 🙂
Monique LeMonique Le
13:25 02 Sep 23
Been a patient here since early this year so this review is long overdue! Staff here has always been courteous and attentive. Natalie really listens and addresses any questions I have. Additionally she’s quick, efficient and on time for our monthly appts so I feel everyone is considerate of my time. I’m very well taken care of and feel so lucky to have landed here.
Karen LewisKaren Lewis
01:36 22 Aug 23
Dr. V. Rudoy is a wonderful doctor. Very professional and attentive. I have been seeing him for psychiatric care for a number of years and highly recommend him and this office in general. I’ve seen other psychiatric professionals who work with Dr. Rudoy here on occasion and they are all very competent and warm-hearted.
Albert GindiAlbert Gindi
02:26 15 Dec 22
I have seen many many psychiatrists and Dr. Natalie Rimar is really as good as they come in this field. She is very well versed in the medical field and she gives you the time and attention every patient deserves as opposed to just going to any psychiatrist them giving just 5 minutes of their time and saying ok will RX you XYZ medication I sent it to your pharmacy goodbye. Dr. Rimar actually cares about her clients and takes her profession very seriously. Thank you Again!
Nerys ManceboNerys Mancebo
01:05 26 Nov 22
Been a patient for a few years now, and I’m very happy with the service provided by both the staff and nurses and the Doctor.I’m so glad to be able to be seen when I need it.Thank you so much for taking care of me with empathy and understanding.🙏😇💕
Barbara HaberBarbara Haber
00:33 21 Oct 22
I met with Mary Parker, a nurse practioner. She was very professional, friendly and knowledgeable. After asking questions about my history, she discussed different treatment possibilities. I was happy with the session and look forward to meeting with her again on a regular basis
CGPeb MCGPeb M
13:51 15 Oct 22
My first visit with Dr. Rudoy was better than expected. He was thorough and heard my concerns. I look forward to a positive doctor/patient relationship. I highly recommend the practice.
Gino PlataniaGino Platania
23:53 30 Apr 24
I highly recommend Good Health Psychiatric Services. Thorough, compassionate, knowledgeable, and they truly care. Great customer service as well across all departments.
Arturo AvilesArturo Aviles
23:49 30 Apr 24
Very good experience and a very good talk as well
Bereniez PerezBereniez Perez
01:15 30 Apr 24
Great experience !
Rosemary BattsRosemary Batts
13:56 23 Apr 24
Great experience with staff. Everyone is so professional. Dr. made me comfortable and it was easy to talk with her.
Laura DohertyLaura Doherty
02:45 06 Mar 24
I have a great down to earth provider. All of my appointments are virtual so I don’t have to schedule around them. The help center is actually extremely helpful and gets messages to your doctor with a response usually the same day. I highly recommend these services. Also they take insurance unlike most virtual doctors that cost hundreds just for a medication refill appointment.
Todd MorrisseyTodd Morrissey
14:47 18 Sep 23
Natalie was engaging, fair, friendly and reasonable. My further appointments with her have been similarly positive and hassle free. Hoping for years of continued positive experiences and treatment.
Todd MorrisseyTodd Morrissey
14:47 18 Sep 23
Natalie was engaging, fair, friendly and reasonable. My further appointments with her have been similarly positive and hassle free. Hoping for years of continued positive experiences and treatment.
jeremiahbabygirljeremiahbabygirl
00:53 13 Sep 23
Dr. Varma is an amazingly intelligent, probing, and compassionate doctor. I highly recommend both she and the practice.
jeremiahbabygirljeremiahbabygirl
00:53 13 Sep 23
Dr. Varma is an amazingly intelligent, probing, and compassionate doctor. I highly recommend both she and the practice.
rayme torresrayme torres
00:10 09 Sep 23
Very professional. Very comfortable meeting.
rayme torresrayme torres
00:10 09 Sep 23
Very professional. Very comfortable meeting.
Diamond AlcinaDiamond Alcina
13:21 06 Sep 23
I was recommended by a friend who said this place has helped her a lot. I was hesitant because of my experience with previous psychiatrists. But Janice is great. She really pays attention to my concerns, and I have been feeling such a sense of well being since having serviced with her. She is also extremely consistent. Sometimes our session lasts about 20 minutes or less because I hardly have any concerns regarding my medications. I appreciate her ability to really prescribe things that help long term. She also prescribed sleeping meds for my insomnia and I been sleeping earlier and better. I don’t wake up tired of weak. Thank you Janice 🙂
Monique LeMonique Le
13:25 02 Sep 23
Been a patient here since early this year so this review is long overdue! Staff here has always been courteous and attentive. Natalie really listens and addresses any questions I have. Additionally she’s quick, efficient and on time for our monthly appts so I feel everyone is considerate of my time. I’m very well taken care of and feel so lucky to have landed here.
Karen LewisKaren Lewis
01:36 22 Aug 23
Dr. V. Rudoy is a wonderful doctor. Very professional and attentive. I have been seeing him for psychiatric care for a number of years and highly recommend him and this office in general. I’ve seen other psychiatric professionals who work with Dr. Rudoy here on occasion and they are all very competent and warm-hearted.
Albert GindiAlbert Gindi
02:26 15 Dec 22
I have seen many many psychiatrists and Dr. Natalie Rimar is really as good as they come in this field. She is very well versed in the medical field and she gives you the time and attention every patient deserves as opposed to just going to any psychiatrist them giving just 5 minutes of their time and saying ok will RX you XYZ medication I sent it to your pharmacy goodbye. Dr. Rimar actually cares about her clients and takes her profession very seriously. Thank you Again!
Nerys ManceboNerys Mancebo
01:05 26 Nov 22
Been a patient for a few years now, and I’m very happy with the service provided by both the staff and nurses and the Doctor.I’m so glad to be able to be seen when I need it.Thank you so much for taking care of me with empathy and understanding.🙏😇💕
Barbara HaberBarbara Haber
00:33 21 Oct 22
I met with Mary Parker, a nurse practioner. She was very professional, friendly and knowledgeable. After asking questions about my history, she discussed different treatment possibilities. I was happy with the session and look forward to meeting with her again on a regular basis
CGPeb MCGPeb M
13:51 15 Oct 22
My first visit with Dr. Rudoy was better than expected. He was thorough and heard my concerns. I look forward to a positive doctor/patient relationship. I highly recommend the practice.
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Counseling to quit smoking

With the help of counseling to quit smoking and nicotine replacement therapies, the care team at Good Health can assist in developing a personalized quitting plan. Smokers and their families can benefit from in-person and online talk therapy sessions. If you want to quit smoking, counseling can include behavioral support services, wellness and lifestyle recommendations, and other advice.

It is helpful to think of smoking as a chronic relapsing disease to acknowledge the challenges of quitting and the potential for recurrence. Our clinicians individualize cessation support to improve cessation outcomes and spend time understanding the client’s medical history and personal circumstances.

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