Addiction Counseling

Addiction can take many forms and can be experienced with both substances (drugs and alcohol, for example) and behaviors (such as gambling). Typically, addiction involves repeating an activity despite the problems or negative consequences it is causing in your life. Addiction can cause changes in the brain’s wiring that make it difficult to stop the drug or behavior. 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 an addiction, contact one of our addiction counseling specialists today to get help.

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Because addiction is a disease, substance abuse treatment professionals use several approaches to help individuals heal and recover. Among these approaches are evidence-based and holistic treatments. Each treatment is utilized during substance abuse treatment and is often used together. Here at our addiction treatment center in Illinois, our experienced and compassionate team of counselors, therapists, and medical professionals routinely use addiction counseling to improve recovery outcomes.

— Nicole Digironimo, Licensed Professional Counselor in NEPTUNE, NJ

I am myself in recovery from alcohol dependence and have been an addictions therapist for many years. My approach to addictions is eclectic but the centerpiece is trauma informed cognitive-behavior therapy. I am experienced with 12-step as well as other methods of recovery such as SMART Recovery.

— Bruce Burleson, Addictions Counselor in Norwell, MA

Having experience in working with individuals struggling with addictions and their families for 7 years I believe this to be one of my specialities. I am able to work with individuals in resolving personal beliefs that contribute to their addictive behaviors.

— Victoria Rodgers, Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist in Huntington Beach, CA

I have experience in several different recovery models for addiction, including 12-step programs and the feminist program Tempest. I also work in SMART recovery, ACT, and harm-reduction models.

— Bri Spencer, Associate Marriage & Family Therapist

Addictions counseling is a process of building nets of support around you while you shift your harmful coping mechanisms into ways of living that are sustainable. This process includes education, inner work, support system building, and a willingness to keep moving forward honestly. It is not a solo adventure.

— SHANE HENNESEY, Licensed Professional Counselor in Richmond, TX

The path of personal growth is exciting and inspiring. Regardless of the modality used, it is my goal to help you discover and uncover your highest potential.

— Jessica Morrison, Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor

I offer a non-judgmental, harm reduction approach to addiction counseling that honors your goals and beliefs. I have worked in treatment centers, at the drug court, and in private practice helping people improve their relationship to alcohol, drugs, food, and other substances and processes. There are many different approaches to addiction and recovery, and I use a collaborative process to find the best fit for you.

— Sarah Wheelock, Licensed Professional Counselor Candidate in New Orleans, LA

I have 10 years of experience working with addictions of all types. The first thing to know is that there are many different paths and that we will focus on what path will be the best for you. While I cannot speak to every fellowship that exists, I know that there is a path, a place, and a people waiting to offer you hope and support. You deserve to know that you are no longer alone, so long as you can maintain honesty, open-mindedness, and willingness, along with maybe some humor too.

— Matthew Taylor, Licensed Mental Health Counselor in New Smyrna Beach, FL

The WORST thing addiction does is keep a person alone. Together we will not only face your addiction but overcome the underlying issues that are keeping you stuck in it so you can live with more freedom, fulfillment, and relational connection. Interested? Reach out via phone or email to set up a free consultation. Availability is limited.

— Christian Holmes, Associate Marriage & Family Therapist in Pasadena, CA

I have worked in four treatment centers over the last 28 years. I see a huge interplay between issues related to addiction and trauma. I believe that for some people their path to addiction came as a means to self-medicate pain. I also believe that there is a strong physiological component to addiction and it doesn't reflect weakness of will. I support 12-step recovery but also alternative self -help groups such as Refuge Recovery which has a Buddhist meditation component.

— Deborah Dettman, Clinical Social Worker in CHICAGO, IL

I am a Certified Sex Addiction Therapist Candidate (CSAT)

— Jamie Suarez, Licensed Mental Health Counselor in Knoxville, TN

Addiction counseling focuses on the 4 "C"s of addiction which are: compulsion, cravings, consequence, and control. Sessions will focus on why the addiction happened and the motivations of the person affected. The goal is that once aware of their actions the gain is a better understanding of themselves which assists in promoting recovery.

— Stephen Ricco, Addictions Counselor

I leverage a person-centric approach with motivational interviewing, as well as I leverage advanced EMDR protocols (such as DeTUR and FSAP).

— Cub Larkin, Licensed Mental Health Counselor

I have worked for several years in inpatient, residential and outpatient settings counseling clients who struggle with addiction and need to build structure and stability in their lives around sobriety and healthy relationships. During the current pandemic, I have a special interest in helping these clients maintain treatment and offer a sliding scale and group therapy.

— Meira Greenfeld, Psychotherapist in Phoenix, AZ

I have worked with this populations for over 3 years in different settings. Harm reduction is the core of my work with clients but this is not the only method I use.

— Alex Gomez, Licensed Professional Counselor in Austin, TX

I have specific training around working with people struggling with addiction, specifically around alternatives to 12-step models.

— Crystal Nesfield, Counselor in Phoenix, AZ

Each person's road to recovery is a unique path. Some to abstinence while others are about reducing problem substances/behaviors. I have experience with all levels of substance use treatment and a working knowledge of self-help approaches including 12-step work.

— Michael Ator, Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Houston, TX