Addiction

Alcohol abuse or dependency (also known as alcoholism) are serious problems relating to the habitual misuse of alcohol – typically characterized by drinking too much, too often, with an inability to stop. If drinking is negatively effecting your life and relationships and you can’t seem to get it under control, you may be abusing alcohol. Other signs could include craving a drink, drinking to relax, lying about drinking, neglecting responsibilities because of drinking, hiding your drinking, and/or driving while drinking. But the good news is, you don’t have to figure it out on your own. If you or someone you know is suffering from alcohol abuse or dependency, contact one of our specialists today to get help.

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Part of my work includes being a Care Manager at Exodus Recovery in Los Angeles. This includes working one-on-one with folks in recovery as well as facilitating groups.

— David Watson, Associate Marriage & Family Therapist in Culver City, CA

I have specialized experience in addiction treatment within a residential setting. My expertise includes conducting individual and group therapy sessions, implementing evidence-based treatment plans, and facilitating recovery-focused interventions. I am adept at supporting clients through their mental health journey through rehabilitation, and ongoing recovery management, promoting holistic healing and long-term sobriety.

— Jessica Elliott, Associate Marriage & Family Therapist
 

I know that drinking and drugging hits peoples self esteem pretty badly. Regardless of the timeframe you have been drinking or been sober, people often feel the crippling shame of what they have been through. Addiction takes and emotional and physical toll. I help you decide what you need to in order to move forward in focusing on what's important. For some people that is not full sobriety and for some it is. You need to try something new. Give me a call.

— Jennifer Head, Licensed Professional Counselor in Lakewood, CO

I am a compassionate and knowledgeable substance abuse counselor that will work with you where you are to develop your path to sobriety based on your goals. I have experience with harm reduction, tapering down and abstinence. Mental Health therapy can also help with individuals currently in a medication management program. There are several paths to sobriety; don't give up before you experience your unique path to healing.

— Stephanie Phillips, Licensed Mental Health Counselor in Catonsville, MD
 

My view of Alcohol or Substance Abuse is that it sources from loneliness and abandonment. Feeling forsaken, we turn to substances when our early attachment figures could not ease our pain. Substances become substitutes for secure attachment figures…always there when you need them, never to be abandoned again. Dependence is also an ailment of the Soul. Healing occurs through the attachment relationship in therapy, ultimately extending to renewed connection with humanity, light and love.

— Rebecca Spear, Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist in Pasadena, CA

Addiction is a chronic disease that affects a large cross-section of the population. Many find themselves feeling hopeless and unsure of how to deal with their experience of substance abuse or addiction. Whether you are just beginning your journey to sobriety, or are simply looking for additional support on your road to recovery, I'm here to help.

— Maggie Englund, Licensed Mental Health Counselor in Orlando, FL
 

My background is in working in residential and outpatient treatment settings that help individuals and families recover from various addictions and associated difficulties, such as trauma, grief, codependency, and relationship problems. Seeing my clients recover and live their lives in a way that aligns with their own personal values is the greatest privilege of my career. If you are sober-curious or simply want to better understand or moderate your alcohol use- we can do that work together!

— Stephanie Baldwin, Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Hillsborough, NC

My approach to substance use is rooted in a harm reduction framework and an acknowledgement that many people are curious about making changes to their substance use without having a goal of abstinence. I offer a nonjudgmental, caring setting to explore your relationship with substances, understand the role they have played in your life, and clarify what kind of changes you want to make.

— Susie Kowalsky, Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor
 

I have five years experience with addiction treatment and co-occurring disorders in both an inpatient and outpatient setting and have guided hundreds of unique individuals in achieving their sobriety goals.

— Michael Nolan, Therapist in New York, NY

Marie has provided dual diagnosis support to those struggling with addiction along with other mental health concerns. She utilizes many different approaches and will tailor them to your needs. Whether you are looking for a harm reduction approach or wanting to incorporating the 12 step model, Marie is able to support you where you are at.

— Marie Odegaard, Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor in Maple Grove, MN
 

I provide counseling for clients who have achieved some form of sobriety and abstinence from drugs and alcohol. In early recovery, some incidences may trigger you to want to go back to what was once comfortable through your active addiction. This is why continued addiction counseling is crucial. Substances and alcohol are used to help put uncomfortable feelings to sleep. I can help by guiding you to tolerate and integrate uncomfortable feelings rather than using substances to keep them down.

— Chardonnay Badchkam, Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor in , NY

You want to be free and have a life without drugs or alcohol. You want to wake up and not have that be the first thing you think about. You are tired of numbing your pain and memories, but are terrified of what may happen without it. Sometimes addiction is rooted with a traumatic experience, or a lifetime of traumatic experiences. Other times it may be due to something else; but either way it's getting in the way of your goals and dreams. Addiction-Focused EMDR can help!

— Ashley Klein, Licensed Professional Counselor in Dallas, TX
 

Alcohol and other drugs can be so insidious. The pervasive use in our culture makes it really difficult to know if you're just a "normal" person who has a bottle of wine every night or an alcoholic. Where does it cross the line? I have experience helping clients to find their personal line, and set boundaries with themselves. I will never tell you what to do, but I can help you to reduce the harm that substances are having on your life.

— Colleen Hennessy, Licensed Professional Counselor in , CA

I have had extensive experience working with people who are suffering with addiction. I have clinical knowledge and understanding of the process of addiction and have been trained in the use of best practices such as Motivational Interviewing, Harm Reduction and relapse prevention. I am well-versed in 12 step recovery concepts as well as other recovery models such as SMART recovery. I am skilled at incorporating approaches to address related concerns such as depression and trauma as well.

— Sarah Roe, Licensed Clinical Social Worker
 

I know that drinking and drugging hits peoples self esteem pretty badly. Regardless of the timeframe you have been drinking or been sober, people often feel the crippling shame of what they have been through. Addiction takes and emotional and physical toll. I help you decide what you need to in order to move forward in focusing on what's important. For some people that is not full sobriety and for some it is. You need to try something new. Give me a call.

— Jennifer Head, Licensed Professional Counselor in Lakewood, CO

Many people can have a few drinks or party without a problem. Maybe that used to be you or someone in your family and something changed. Maybe a loved one or medical professional told you to cut down or quit. No matter who you are and what you’re dealing with, your situation is unique. I am passionate about providing a judgment-free space for you to have someone to confide in and get the support you’re looking for.

— Jacob Donnelly, Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Berkeley, CA
 

My graduate studies included a comprehensive addiction counseling specialization which familiarized me with the most recent and up to date approaches to addiction treatment.

— Daniel McClure, Professional Counselor Associate in Portland, OR

I have many years of experience in supporting people in better understanding their relationship with alcohol, drugs, or other behaviors (such as spending money, sex, relationships, gambling, food) so that they can make the changes they want to live a fuller, healthier life. Whether you are considering reducing the amount that you drink, or you are seeking support to achieve and maintain a sober life, I can support you. I believe that there are many paths in recovery, it is all up to you.

— Lauren Hadley, Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist in Roseville, CA