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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By assessing your patterns and behaviors of substance use, together we can establish the difference between abuse and dependence. As your therapist, I will use measurement tools, handouts, and listen to your narrative that has been created by 'coping strategies" of substance use to manage life.

— Barbara Morales-Rossi, Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist in Monterey, CA

I am formally trained in treating substance use disorder. This means incorporating traditional, "old school" addictions approaches with more modern psychological techniques. I think of this work as throwing everything at the wall and seeing what sticks; after all everyone's path to recovery will be unique and evolving. In support of this approach, I try to stay well informed of all the different treatment and support options as you navigate what will work for you.

— Sean Glynn, Licensed Mental Health Counselor in Seattle, WA

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

Addiction counseling is an approach to challenge the physical, emotional, and mental struggles of the disease in order to live a full life in recovery. I utilize an eclectic approach for addiction counseling involving motivational interviewing, DBT, CBT, and 12 - steps to help the individuals modify behaviors for recovery, how to cope with addictive thinking and behaviors, and develop intimate connection in relationships while in sobriety.

— Sarah Underbrink, Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Plano, TX

I have been working in the addiction field for over 10 years in inpatient and outpatient centers.

— Crystal Nesfield, Counselor in Phoenix, AZ

My approach to addiction counseling is adjusting therapy to meet the needs of people suffering from addictions because no two people are alike. I mix several techniques using neurosciences, relapse prevention, brain associations and psychotherapy to autopsy patterns of relapse/lapse that have become problematic to evoke lifestyle changes. I also draw off personal addiction experiences as well as the freedom, peace, and integrity I've experienced in my own recovery-based lifestyle.

— Patrick Varney, Associate Professional Counselor in Phoenix, AZ

Most of my experience has been in treating addictions and co-occurring disorders. I have worked effectively with many individuals to manage their triggers and cravings early in recovery, change the circumstances in their lives that lead them to use substances to begin with, and improve their relaitonships so that they have strong support when treatment comes to a conclusion.

— Katherine Pfeiffer, Counselor in Tampa, FL

I have worked in the field of addiction for many years. I have experience working with people who are in the legal system, as well as those coming into rehab on their own accord. I am highly trained in addictions counseling.

— Jessica Butler, Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor Associate in Denver, CO

I am a licensed substance use dependency professional, who spent my internship working with pregnant & parenting women struggling with addiction. I believe in a nonjudgmental approach to helping you choose your next steps into & through recovery. I can help you decide how to make changes to your relationship to the substances/behaviors that are getting in your way. I can help you navigate an active recovery, by working on those issues that made you want to use.

— Christi Proffitt, Licensed Mental Health Counselor in Seattle, WA

Through expertise in both private practice and community mental health settings as a Certified Alcohol & Drug Counselor (CADC), I've learned that loss of control, surrender of the will to a craving doesn’t have to lead to prolonged suffering. I have helped many renew a sense of “self”, repurposed life.

— Sergio Hernández, Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor in Evanston, IL

I provide substance use counseling that is free from judgement. If you are questioning the role that substances are playing in your life, it may be time to speak to someone. I approach substance use counseling from a harm reduction approach. I will support you in increasing the quality of your life, while you make choices that are best for you.

— Sara Lowery, Psychotherapist in Marion, NC

I am a specialist in problematic sexual behavior. I have worked with those suffering from a myriad of addictions for over a decade. I understand abstinence-based and harm reduction models. I am also highly attuned to the 12-Step model and how it can he applied in therapy.

— D.J. Burr, Licensed Mental Health Counselor in , WA

With specialized training in addiction counseling, I can offer clients a space to explore how substances play a role in their life. I have found that though each client is different in how they address the changes they want to make in their substance use, exploring the most meaningful relationships, goals, and hopes with clients has been transformational for them. Meeting clients where they are at and embracing what works for each client is of utmost importance in the services I provide.

— Morghan Weber, Licensed Clinical Social Worker - Candidate in Denver, CO

I have worked with individuals struggling with addiction throughout my career. I am trained in motivational interviewing and am well versed in the 12 step recovery fellowships. I have also found brief strategic therapy to be a helpful tool in addressing addictions. Additionally understanding the root struggles that lead to addictions is essential to treating addictions.

— Chaya Bleend, Clinical Social Worker

What usually begins as a means to self-soothe the discomfort of an unresolved hurt, grows into a habitual behavior which no longer satisfies, is unhealthy for you, and even worse, creates more discomfort and pain when you try to end it. I work with you to end the cycle you are caught up in, and to address the underlying unhealed wounds, or identify the negative beliefs that haunt you, now that your addiction source is no longer there to cover your discomfort.

— Bryan Holmes, Counselor in Nashville, TN