All posts by Jim LaPierre

Jim LaPierre

About Jim LaPierre

Jim LaPierre LCSW CCS is the Executive Director of Higher Ground Services in Brewer, Maine. He is a Recovery Ally, mental health therapist and addictions counselor. He specializes in facilitating recovery (whether from addiction, trauma, depression, anxiety, or past abuse) overcome obstacles, and improve their quality of life. Jim is the cofounder of Sobernow.com an online addiction recovery program that is affordable and provides complete anonymity

What you say vs. what you therapist hears

Google has a cool app that translates languages. I’ve joked for years now that I’m going to create apps that translate codependency, active addiction, early recovery, depression, and anxiety. I pay huge attention to the language people use – the euphemisms we employ and the beautiful lies we tell ourselves. We use language to manipulate […]

What I will do in response to the Corona virus

My sincere thanks to first responders and medical personnel who don’t have the option of staying home to avoid an illness. This is a constant that I sometimes fail to appreciate. Whenever there’s a crisis, I’m reminded that these amazing people show up no matter what. I love those three words: No matter what. My […]