It is incredibly painful to watch a loved one struggling with alcoholism, drug problems, an eating disorder or other destructive behavior. Figuring out how to confront the issue can be tough and addicts are often in denial and resistive to conversations about their problem. Increasingly, families are opting for an intervention approach. An intervention is a professionally directed face-to-face meeting of family members, friends and/or colleagues with the person suffering from addiction. During the intervention, the addict’s loved ones present the consequences of addiction and ask him or her to accept treatment. An intervention can be conducted without an intervention professional, but consulting an addiction specialist, such as a licensed alcohol and drug counselor, a social worker, a psychologist, a psychiatrist, or an interventionist, can help you organize a more effective intervention. Reach out to one of TherapyDen’s intervention experts today.

Need help finding the right therapist?
Find Your Match

Meet the specialists


Interventions: preventing disease from occurring and thus reduce the incidence of disease, by treating, mitigating, or postponing the effects of disease, once it is under way, and thus reduce the disability or morbidity associated with a disease.

— Funmilayo Olugbemi, Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner

I am a very eclectic therapist, in that i will pull from many different theories to best meet you where you are. I am eager to lean YOU and see what a good fit will be. Together we will develop a treatment plan.

— Malinda Hadley, Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor

As a licensed educational psychologist I provide intervention for a variety of different behavioral and social challenges. For example, I support children with Autism in being able to communicate their wants and needs in a functional way. I also support children with anxiety and depression in building a good emotional vocabulary and finding appropriate coping skills to best support them in times of distress. I also work with students with ADHD on organization and executive functioning skills.

— Jennifer Russo, Educational Psychologist in Pleasant Hill, CA

When I think of intervention I think of therapy focused upon creating behavioral change much like strategic therapy. Since 2018 I have received supervision and guidance in this form of therapy, and I enjoy using it to help clients accomplish the change they desire.

— Josh Haycraft, Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist in Jackson, MS

In many addiction cases, family and friends of the suffering addict find themselves helpless and at a loss when faced with the terrible dilemma that is destroying lives. One service I offer is a single session evaluation designed to help the ill person recognize that he or she has choices and that real and effective assistance with one-on-one private sessions are available. My work is to offer hope, help create courage, and instill the lost faith that life can change!

— James Shiver, Addictions Counselor in Brentwood, TN