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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Drug and alcohol addiction and families of addicts/alcoholics.

— Donn Yeager, Mental Health Counselor

Addiction can rob us of our hopes and dreams before we even know it is there! But there are well-researched methods to strengthen those of us with this insidious disease that allows us to be happy, joyous, and free of addiction - there is hope! I use Motivational Interviewing, Harm Reduction, Trauma-Informed Care, Interpersonal Neurobiology, Mindfulness/Meditation, Attachment Theory, Cultural and Social Humility, 12 Step Facilitation, Behavioral Therapy, CBT, DBT and a Strengths Approach.

— Sandra Geary, Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Gallup, NM
 

Addiction is my primary specialization. I approach treatment from a biopsychosocial model - that there are likely biological factors (like physical dependence), psychological factors (like poor coping habits and other mental health concerns), and social factors (either isolation or being surrounded by others who are also using substances) that hold the addictive behavior in place. We'll work together to unravel all these factors and help move you forward.

— Dr. Aaron Weiner, Clinical Psychologist in Lake Forest, IL

"Before it was the problem, it was the solution" -Earnie Larsen Ones relationship with substances or other behaviors that take us out of the moment are being used to decrease pain. Unfortunately, they end up creating more suffering. Together we will explore barriers to change you are seeking and releasing suffering need to have more of yourself. Some people choose a harm reduction approach and others choose a form of abstinence. This is your choose.

— Kayle Evans, Psychotherapist in Austin, TX
 

The process of addiction counseling looks different for each client. Depending upon where you are in your substance use or in your recovery, we will approach your use with curiosity and solution focused therapy to enable you to meet you needs and goals.

— Suzanne Cooper, Licensed Professional Counselor in Littleton, CO

Two of our counselors have a lot of experience in working with addiction, and both not only have a professional counseling license, they also are Licensed Addiction Counselors.

— Catherine Wilson, Counselor in Littleton, CO
 

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

With a passion for helping those with addictions, I continually stay up to date with the best practices in addiction counseling. Oftentimes there is a reason for people's addiction, and so I not only work on helping clients change their current behaviors, but also on the underlying reasons and past trauma. As with other mental health challenges, I offer a compassionate and non-judgmental approach, helping clients to offer themselves compassion and acceptance that is needed for persistent change

— Krissy Moses, Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor in Winter Park, FL
 

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 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 am a Licensed Addiction Counselor with years of experience treating substance use disorders. I am passionate about recovery. Sobriety is a beautiful gift that anyone can give themselves. Together, we can work on changing your relationship with alcohol or other substances.

— Danielle Jones, Licensed Professional Counselor in Littleton, CO

While working in an outpatient treatment center for substance use disorders I would provide counseling for relapse prevention, education around drugs/alcohol, family support, safety planning, and sobriety management

— Caley Johnson, Associate Clinical Social Worker in Bellingham, WA
 

Addictions (substances or behaviors) are all defenses based in physical and/or psychological pain reduction. If we can eliminate the cause of the pain, the need for the addiction can go as well. While this may sound simple, that doesn’t mean it’s easy or painless to do. We will address the pains that lead you to your addiction and work through the obstacles to abstinence and sobriety, if that is what you want, whether you choose to do so via a 12-step program or without it.

— Carl H. Shubs, Ph.D., Psychologist in Beverly Hills, CA

I offer recovery counseling for food, love, sex, and relationship addictions. Follow up recovery outpatient individual therapy is available for nurses and physicians requiring mandated outpatient counseling . I have both outpatient, group, individual and inpatient experience in substance abuse treatment. I am a former LCDC and have worked as both a RN and professional counselor in treatment facilities. I specialize in food addiction, codependency and love addiction. I support 12 Step Work.

— Cathy Armstrong, Licensed Professional Counselor in Corpus Christi, TX
 

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 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.

— Deb Dettman, Clinical Social Worker in Chicago, IL