Guided Support is a transformative process that encourages awareness and healing while developing practical skills to respond to the very challenging situation of loving someone struggling with addiction. Lisa reflects back to you your inherent inner wisdom and helps you cultivate a sense of peace amidst the pain of your unique situation.
I guide individuals who care about someone suffering from alcohol and drug abuse and struggle with dealing with the intense distress around addiction. I help individuals transform from the constant flow of frustration, anger, and worry to greater calm and clarity in their response.
Watching someone we care about struggling with addiction takes a toll on our body, mind, and spirit. We feel so alone with our grief, anxiety, fears, and guilt. We wish we could communicate better with this person suffering with addiction.. And, we want to feel some peace.
You are not alone.
I am here to help you navigate healthier ways to respond and to feel greater peace in your life.
My son also suffered from alcohol and drug addiction. This very personal experience combined with my master’s degrees in counseling and education allow me to provide you with deep empathy, support, and practical guidance in your unique situation.
Together, we develop strategies that work best for you. You become healthier and happier while simultaneously relating more effectively with your loved one - whether they are still using or are clean.
I look forward to partnering with you to navigate your challenging situation. Your one-on-one phone or virtual Guided Support appointment with me is safe and confidential.
Use the button below to learn more and to schedule a free 15-minute introductory conversation to ensure I can meet your needs.
In hope and love,
Lisa L. Frechette, M.A., M.Ed.
Disclaimer: Guided Support with Lisa Frechette is not intended to replace psychotherapy nor is it intended for individuals with clinical diagnoses.
Here's my heart centered book Transforming to Joy; Responding to My Son's Struggle With Addiction.
It is a story of hope, healing, and strategies for responding to our loved ones struggling with alcoholism and substance abuse.
You are not alone.
Lisa L. Frechette, M.A., M.Ed.
Reading Lisa’s story helped me get to know her in a meaningful way but most importantly it gave me invaluable insight into the many ways we navigate deep unspeakable pain. I am honored to know Lisa and inspired by her willingness to share her story.
- Liz Walker, tv news anchor, minister, humanitarian
Transforming to Joy beautifully shows us how to shift negative events in our life to joyous ones. Lisa Frechette’s memoir gently demonstrates that loss need not stunt our growth but can instead become a catalyst for something greater.
- Dr. Vidisha A. Patel, therapist
Transforming to Joy allows us to follow one mother's journey through an emotional family roller coaster and presents clear and helpful practices to ease the path for the rest of us. I highly recommend it for anyone who has an addicted family member.
- Corey Folsom, author, love coach
Lisa's book is written and read like poetry which flows beautifully with the interwoven quotes. Lisa, and her son Adam's spirits, float through the sentences. As a recovering alcoholic myself, I found great healing with their story. I could feel the struggles and joys of addiction and recovery.
- Cynthia C. White, holistic nutrition consultant & addiction counselor
I connected with many situations in Transforming to Joy and many others will too. Your faith and strength is inspirational.
- Donna B, mother of an alcoholic/addict
From the moment I started to read Lisa’s incredible book, I was taken with how she expressed the journey of hurt and pain around her son’s addictions. This book is a nurturing force in how to find our own way to cope with the addiction that has taken hold of our loved ones.
- Bonnie C, fifty year member of Al-Anon
For a long time, I let my dad’s struggles with alcoholism and addiction dictate my mood and many aspects of my life. Like Lisa, however, I found a way to tap into my creativity to help me start to figure out how to heal and eventually respond in a mindful and healthy way. Lisa’s book reminds me to dig back into my toolbox, so I can respond and live more joyfully.
- Lauren Beth Jacobs, attorney, holistic health facilitator
In her book, Transforming to Joy, Lisa invites us to stand and to walk with her as she dwells with and moves through all her experience. We learn from her beautifully shared story that loss and grief is truly transformative when we honor its importance in our lives and trust that we will, once again, find joy.
- Ian Bland, grief counselor
For many years I’ve been struggling with my brother’s addiction. It's been painful for our relationship and that of our family. I’m very inspired by Transforming to Joy and look forward to learning more about ways to pursue a healthy relationship with my brother, however that may look.
- Laura T, sibling of an addict
Transforming to Joy is a powerful book. It has a really great message and can help a lot of parents who struggle with how to respond to their child's addiction. I am 2.5 years sober and can see how this could have helped my parents cope during the worst parts of my addiction and alcoholism.
- Sean M, recovering alcoholic
Lisa’s book opened me up and provided inspiration for new ways I could work with my high school students. We all have things in life that challenge us and her story demonstrates that we can cross over and transform them.
- Patrick Walker, high school teacher
As a teenager, I read Lisa’s powerful story and could easily feel lost having no experience dealing with the scary events connected with addiction. But reading the story I gained knowledge. I immediately knew I had to share it with friends.
- Reece W, high school student
An Invitation; Lisa reads from her book Transforming To Joy