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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My approach to addiction counseling is deeply rooted in my personal experience with the 12-step recovery process. Having navigated the challenging journey of addiction and successfully achieved sobriety through the support of these steps, I bring a unique understanding and empathy to my counseling practice

— David Rothman, Addictions Counselor in LOngmont, CO

I am a licensed addictions counselor and have worked inpatient facilities for the past decade. I am also in recovery from addiction.

— Denae Arnold, Licensed Professional Counselor in Wheatridge, CO

When it comes to working with different types of addictions some starting question are: 1. What is the person trying to escape? 2. Where is the emotional pain coming from? 3. What purpose does the addiction serve? 4. What was life like before the addiction? I help people emotionally navigate through these questions and arrive to their own inner-clarity and truth about themselves and the relationship they have with their substance/behavior addictions.

— Daniel Lavelle, Licensed Professional Counselor in McLean, VA

Full substance use disorder recovery is possible. I believe that people inherently possess the wisdom and strength to make powerful changes in their lives and that everyone deserves a life that is free of substance obsessions. I also believe that the treatment must rest on working through underlying emotional issues, coupled with skill building for everyday situations. This work can be difficult and time consuming and I am honored to assist my patients in each and every one of their journeys.

— Sarah Karytko, Clinical Psychologist in Wellesley, MA

As an individual in long-term recovery, I intimately understand the challenges of getting and staying sober from alcohol and other substances. Loss of friends and your social circle, persistent feelings of isolation, and finding new means of coping with difficult situations/emotions/stress are just a few of the issues I tackle with clients in recovery. I am uniquely equipped to help both newly sober individuals as well as those in long-term recovery.

— Nicole Bermensolo, Associate Marriage & Family Therapist in Los Angeles, CA

I am interested in working with folks looking to change their relationships with alcohol and drugs. I am trained in harm reduction psychotherapy and provide a client centered approach around these topics. I believe that abstinence is a form of harm reduction AND it is not the only solution to our complex relationships with substances. I am here to meet you where you are at and work with you to get to where you want to be.

— Lila Zimmerman, Associate Marriage & Family Therapist in Oakland, CA

Maybe you're drinking a little more than you would like. Drinking can temporally take away our worries or stress, as well as providing comfort and confidence. However, drinking can also numb our feelings and affect relationships, our sleep, cognition, and our health. Together we can explore what you're drinking is providing you, while looking at a moderation management program or becoming sober.

— Michelle Quayle, Associate Professional Counselor in Round Rock, TX

Many individuals can experience substance use. Anxiety, fear, and hopelessness are a few emotions that can linger around substance use. We can help you work through this and guide you through the process of relapse prevention and harm reduction

— KaRon Spriggs-Bethea, Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Pittsburgh, PA

As a therapist who has worked in drug treatment for many years, and who holds certification as a Certified Addictions-Informed Professional, I understand that recovery is a lifelong journey. You’re likely already aware of some of the stressors or triggers that can arise, and you know how important it is to be prepared to navigate them safely. Together, we’ll acknowledge the different emotions tied to your addiction and address the patterns of shame or negativity that may hold you back.

— Alison Murphey, Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist in Los Angeles, CA

Do you find yourself drinking more than you would like to? Are you feeling ashamed about how much you drink or the way that you behave when you drink? Do you want to cut down, but have been unable to do so? Therapy can help, and EMDR Therapy can help you to get at the root of what is causing you to drink. EMDR is an evidenced-based treatment for trauma known for it's gentleness and effectiveness. Visit my website to learn more and set up a free 15 minute consultation.

— Jennifer Leupp, Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Long Beach, CA

30 years working with alcohol and drug addiction in hospitals, residential facilities and incarcerated individuals. I utilize CBT and Narrative therapy primarily

— JoAnne Neal, Licensed Professional Counselor in Arlington, TX

Addiction is something which I have several years of experience treating. People are often surprised to learn that treatment for substance abuse is not at all what they thought it would be. Typically, those with severe addictions will require a lifetime goal of sobriety while those with more mild addictions may acquire the ability to practice “controlled use” of chemicals. We will do a careful assessment of your symptoms so that effective goals for treatment can be established.

— Dr. Joe Groninga, Psychologist in St. Paul, MN

I have spent over 30 years working voluntarily with individuals who struggle with issues of addiction and I have spent the last 2 years working with individuals clinically at an intensive outpatient and partial hospitalization treatment program. I know the 12 steps are not the answer for everyone and my experiences can help you figure out the best options to beat your addiction. I know how hard it is to stop or even seek help. Together, we can free you from the bondage of addiction.

— Alan Zupka, Licensed Mental Health Counselor in ORLANDO, FL

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

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

I have experience working at inpatient and outpatient rehabs for addiction treatment. I am versed in relapse prevention, coping skills, etc.

— Shira Piasek, Licensed Mental Health Counselor in New York, NY

I have 27 years' experience working in addictions.

— Patrick Varney, Drug & Alcohol Counselor in Scottsdale, AZ