We had the good fortune of connecting with Daniel Hochman, M.D. and we’ve shared our conversation below.

Hi Daniel, what matters most to you?
My guiding principle is to use my words and interactions to help people enjoy their life more fully. That’s not the same as making life easier. It’s more about creating curiosity along with the guidance for people to find the psychological resilience needed to connect with what they want in life.

What should our readers know about your business?
When I started my online addiction recovery program, the first business advice I got was to build a program driven by surveys of what people say they need. But as a psychiatrist, I know that the very reason people don’t get better is because they don’t know what they need. That’s why they turn to simplistic self help or advice-oriented coaches that tend to only work for a short period. So when I set out to build a curriculum, I had to stay true to what is proven to be transformational for the long term, despite that being different than conventional recovery approaches more familiar to people. While my model for addiction is simple, it does take months to work through and integrate into your life. It’s harder to sell an unfamiliar 3+ month program that you need to put work into than a familiar 30 day, luxurious rehab where everything is done for you. I’ve learned that if I create what I know works, the people who recognize what it solves for them will always really appreciate that.

Any places to eat or things to do that you can share with our readers? If they have a friend visiting town, what are some spots they could take them to?
If my best friend was in town I’d take them hiking at all the nicest spots in the area, then fuel back up at a food truck. We’d also hang out on my back deck and have long conversations about the world.

The Shoutout series is all about recognizing that our success and where we are in life is at least somewhat thanks to the efforts, support, mentorship, love and encouragement of others. So is there someone that you want to dedicate your shoutout to?
I owe so much of who I am professionally to my greatest mentor, Jonathan Shedler. My wife has been nothing but patient and supportive of all of my trials and tribulations through creating and running businesses. I’m really grateful for the rest of my family for being so inspirational that it feels normal to fight through challenges.

Website: https://www.selfrecovery.org/

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/selfrecoveryhealth/

Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/danielhochmanmd/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Selfrecoveryhealth

Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCWkj8Cng3ijSA6bK0N9V0OQ

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