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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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

Working with addiction is about accepting who you are while also asking you to change. People with addictions are blamed, and yes you need to be held responsible, but you also need to find the part of yourself that knows that you didn't consciously choose this for yourself and they you want spite of all of the evidence others have of you being selfish, uncaring, and irresponsible.

— Catherine Ferreira-Babor, Clinical Psychologist in Walnut Creek, CA

I take a Harm Reduction approach to my work with clients struggling with substance misuse. HR is a biopsychosocial approach that treats the complexities of your substance use, misuse, and addiction. Instead of focusing solely on your addiction, we will also explore other factors, such as symptoms of anxiety and depression, family relationships, medical problems etc. that interact, and underpin your addictive behaviors.

— Zoe Lantelme, Clinical Psychologist

Are you struggling with cutting down or quitting alcohol or marijuana? Addiction Counseling can help. I use Mindfulness, Cognitive and a Trauma-focused approach called EMDR to help you get to the bottom of what's been going on for you. Having a Therapist that has personal experience with addiction and treating addiction will help you to receive the support that you need in order to reach your goals. Call me for a free 15 minute consultation. I can't wait to hear from you!

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

As an addiction counselor, I specialize in working with people who struggle with dual diagnoses, or both mental health diagnoses and addiction. I will address the root causes of your addiction and the related areas of impaired functioning, and together we’ll structure the time and content of your ongoing recovery.

— Erin Ingram, Clinical Social Worker in Ingram, TX

Seeking out support to move away from using or other destructive behaviors can be daunting; it can be hard to find a good fit even when you're feeling ready to make the leap into changing. I'm not the most typical therapist in the field ~ I'm here to support you, offer up choices and options, look for patterns in what's happening in your life and recovery efforts. I'm not here to tell you there's only one way to do 'this.' There is no magic formula ~ let's find what works for you.

— Lisa Curtis, Licensed Clinical Social Worker in White Plains, NY

Since 2012, I have worked in residential treatment centers, intensive outpatient treatment centers and was a manager of Kaiser Permanente's Addiction Medicine and Recovery Services clinic in Santa Clara. I have years of experience and training in many approaches to addiction treatment, including abstinence-based care, harm reduction, 12 step and non-12 step modalities, Relapse Prevention, Medication Assisted Treatment, Co-Occurring Disorders, and Family Codependency Treatment.

— Lauren Hadley, Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist in Los Gatos, CA

As a person in recovery Alan has real-world experience with the disease of addiction. This experience has been the catalyst for becoming a therapist. Alan, during his master's program for his social work degree, also obtained a Master certificate in addictions. Lastly, Alan is a licensed clinical addiction specialist in NC. Alan has the knowledge and apathy to help you.

— Alan Brailsford de Lopez, Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Wilmington, NC

My work at a substance use treatment center really instilled in me that substance use is not the problem. It is the symptom of a much bigger problem. Maybe that's feeling out of control. Maybe that's not knowing how to cope with intense emotions. Maybe it's trying to escape difficult thoughts or memories. Whatever it is, that substance is serving a purpose in your life. When we can understand what purpose it's serving, we can begin to introduce new strategies that achieve the same function.

— Gabe Lopez, Psychotherapist in New York, NY

I'm a psychotherapist who is an ally of the 12-step recovery community. I provide mental health treatment that goes hand-in-hand with those recovering from addictions (alcohol and/or drugs). My approach is to provide co-occurring therapy to address both substance use and trauma. In addition, I have a wealth of experience in supporting the healing of family members, partners, etc. who have suffered from seeing a loved one hurting with addictions ( for example, adult children of alcoholics).

— Fabian Escobedo, Licensed Clinical Social Worker

I have over 5 years of experience in this area, which is not limited to people struggling with substances, but also with pleasure-causing activities like pornography, gambling, relationships, food, and gaming.

— Semi Grey, Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor Associate in Vancouver, WA

I have worked in the addictions field since 2019 and have gained an understanding on how substances can restructure an addicts brain.

— Martin Avellaneda, Licensed Mental Health Counselor

These are not specializations but areas I am interested in learning more about

— Amanda Fogel, Therapist in New York, NY