Todd Branston - Recovery Coach in Seattle, Washington (WA)

Mr. Todd Branston

Profession: Recovery Coach

About Me & My Practice

Thanks for dropping by – My name is Todd Branston - I’ve been working in the field of addictions for over 30 years, within the inpatient and outpatient settings, as well as working in the Department of Corrections, the Director of Counseling for a large chemical dependency hospital, to where I’m currently employed doing in-home chemical dependency engagement with (mostly) seniors. I am part of an experts forum on chemical dependency, and I have a contract gig running the chemical dependency program for a long-term transitional program to support people to overcome homelessness. My hope is to find enough time to teach a college class around introduction to chemical dependency.

I can offer support around getting/staying sober, queries related to support for loved ones, questions on support groups, relapse prevention, communication skills, alcohol and drug pharmacology, and finding ways to increase joy within sobriety. I see sobriety as a skill and understand that recovery looks different for everybody. When you listen to my show you’ll hear information on harm-reduction, methadone, mindfullness, stages-of-change, as well as a host of therapies including RET and CBT.

I am a fan of mental-health and anti-craving medications as it seems to me that addiction is largely biochemical and that relapse is largely the result of cravings. I make the distinction between addiction and dependence as when we’re talking about addiction we need to talk about craving. When someone talks about being addicted to xbox or watching TV we are talking about a behavioral compulsion – while they might feel the same they are indeed different. It is my experience that it is important to make the distinction as treatment for both of these afflictions can be different.

I quit drinking over 34 years ago and have found what works for me. I attended 12-step meetings for some until I realized I wasn’t getting what I needed and understood that I needed to find a greater sense of connection not related to AA/NA

I do not have a 12-step orientation as I understand that recovery looks different for everybody: perhaps someone’s program could be riding a bike, spending time with family, doing yoga, swimming, writing in a journal, spending time with friends, therapy, playing with a pet, or being involved in a community of faith; it seems to me that many paths have merit. I have met a fair number of people who do not drink but have a life committed to health.

Please email me and I will setup a time to talk with you. We can talk about your goals, how I might be able to support you, and discuss payment arrangements at that time.

I hope to hear from you. Good luck on your path.

I Am Also A

  • Life Coach
  • Recovery Coach
  • Dating Coach

Concerns & Issues I Help With

  • Accountability
  • Assertion skills
  • Fears
  • Goal setting
  • Internal Conflict
  • Interpersonal Conflict
  • Limiting beliefs
  • Loneliness
  • Motivation
  • Relationship Issues
  • Self-Confidence
  • Self-Esteem

Ages I Work With

  • Teenage
  • Adults
  • Seniors

Languages I Speak

  • English

My Fee Range

  • $50-$150