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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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

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

Working with active addicts and recovery addicts, I have found the most beautiful souls that have found solace in a substance that went from solace to chaos. I'm here to help you unravel the nasty web that substances leashed, address core issues that initiated the use and work towards relapse prevention and abstinence maintenance. One moment at a time, one step at a time.

— Andrea de Aguayo, Psychologist in ,

Certified Sex Addiction Therapist through the Institute of Trauma and Addiction Professionals, with over 120 hours of specialized continuing education and over 30 supervised clinical hours in the treatment of sex addiction.

— Aly Dearborn, Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist in Los Angeles, CA

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

— Crystal Nesfield, Counselor in Phoenix, AZ

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

While working at the Meadows Ranch-Eating disorder treatment center, I was able to create and facilitate a codependency group and a substance misuse group. This is something that I continue to study while working towards acquiring more and more knowledge to help my clients. I believe it's very important to be aware of addictions in all areas of life, and how they are affecting us and others in our lives..

— Rachel Hayes, Counselor in wellington, CO

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

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

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

Years of experience treating addiction in adolescents and adults.

— Lee-Andre Garvin, Licensed Professional Counselor in Denver, CO

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

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 Scottsdale, AZ

I have worked as a Chemical Addictions Recovery Counselor as well as a substance abuse group therapist.

— Bryce Miller, Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor Associate