Alcohol abuse or dependency (also known as alcoholism) are serious problems relating to the habitual misuse of alcohol – typically characterized by drinking too much, too often, with an inability to stop. If drinking is negatively effecting your life and relationships and you can’t seem to get it under control, you may be abusing alcohol. Other signs could include craving a drink, drinking to relax, lying about drinking, neglecting responsibilities because of drinking, hiding your drinking, and/or driving while drinking. 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 alcohol abuse or dependency, contact one of our specialists today to get help.

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I have been a Licensed Alcohol and Drug Counselor (LADC1) since 2010 but have worked in the mental health field since 1996. Along the way I've gained a lot of experience working with folks with substance abuse issues. I also happen to be in recovery myself, so I have built-in empathy.

— Bruce Burleson, Addictions Counselor in Norwell, MA

You want to be free and have a life without drugs or alcohol. You want to wake up and not have that be the first thing you think about. You are tired of numbing your pain and memories, but are terrified of what may happen without it. Sometimes addiction is rooted with a traumatic experience, or a lifetime of traumatic experiences. Other times it may be due to something else; but either way it's getting in the way of your goals and dreams. Addiction-Focused EMDR can help!

— Ashley Klein, Licensed Professional Counselor in Dallas, TX

Since 2010 I have worked with addiction treatment. Much of my experience is working at an all women's treatment facility as a counselor, a program manager, and a director. This includes working with co-occurring disorders that often are part of the puzzle when solving issues of addiction. I have lived experience in this area.

— Gregory Gooden, Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist in POMONA, CA

I have over 6 years of experience working with clients struggling with different addictions ranging from substance abuse to shopping and eating. I have worked in inpatient and outpatient settings helping individuals by using harm reduction and abstinence models in treatment to overcome challenges in addiction. I use strength based and motivational interviewing interventions to help you.

— Rebecca Bischoff, Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Hoboken, NJ

Addiction is something which I have several years of experience treating. People are often surprised to learn that treatment for substance abuse is not at all what they thought it would be. Typically, those with severe addictions will require a lifetime goal of sobriety while those with more mild addictions may acquire the ability to practice “controlled use” of chemicals. We will do a careful assessment of your symptoms so that effective goals for treatment can be established.

— Dr. Joe Groninga, Psychologist in St. Paul, MN

I adopt a comprehensive and individualized strategy when addressing addiction because I recognize that there is no universal solution for recovery. I appreciate both the 12-step approach and harm reduction methods as valuable tools. Building connections, maintaining consistency, and addressing underlying issues are the most effective ways to combat addiction.

— Emily Derkin, Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor in Chicago, IL

I possess a strong skill set as an addiction therapist, facilitating positive transformations for numerous individuals battling drug abuse. Through empathetic guidance and evidence-based interventions, I have empowered clients to overcome addiction, fostering lasting recovery and renewed hope in their lives.

— Leon Banister, Licensed Mental Health Counselor in Miami, FL

I have five years experience with addiction treatment and co-occurring disorders in both an inpatient and outpatient setting and have guided hundreds of unique individuals in achieving their sobriety goals.

— Michael Nolan, Therapist in New York, NY

I use cognitive behavioral and acceptance and commitment approaches to address substance use issues. I am very familiar with the 12 step model, but do not insist that it is the only path to sobriety. There are as many approaches to recovery as there are people with substance use concerns. I will help you discover what your needs are, and how to meet those without using substances in a damaging way.

— Cassandra Walker, Counselor in ,

Part of my work includes being a Care Manager at Exodus Recovery in Los Angeles. This includes working one-on-one with folks in recovery as well as facilitating groups.

— David Watson, Associate Marriage & Family Therapist in Burbank, CA

As an individual in long-term recovery, I intimately understand the challenges of getting and staying sober from alcohol and other substances. Loss of friends and your social circle, persistent feelings of isolation, and finding new means of coping with difficult situations/emotions/stress are just a few of the issues I tackle with clients in recovery. I am uniquely equipped to help both newly sober individuals as well as those in long-term recovery.

— Nicole Bermensolo, Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist in Santa Monica, CA

You don't ever have to drink or use again. If you're ready to heal, you can do it, and I can help. If you're NOT ready to heal, I get it, and I'll still be on your side. My own experiences with addiction and recovery have equipped me with more tools to help others than my master's degree ever could. I'm ready when you are.

— Ryan Muldoon, Associate Marriage & Family Therapist in Los Angeles, CA

I have 27 years' experience working in addictions.

— Patrick Varney, Drug & Alcohol Counselor in Phoenix, AZ

I have worked in the substance abuse field since 2007. I have worked with clients from acute inpatient treatment through sober living and aftercare

— Tricia Osterberger, Counselor in Weaverville, NC

I am interested in working with folks looking to change their relationships with alcohol and drugs. I am trained in harm reduction psychotherapy and provide a client centered approach around these topics. I believe that abstinence is a form of harm reduction AND it is not the only solution to our complex relationships with substances. I am here to meet you where you are at and work with you to get to where you want to be.

— Lila Zimmerman, Associate Marriage & Family Therapist in Oakland, CA

I am a sober therapist who is happy to work those who work a more traditional 12-step program, those who prefer not to be involved with that particular approach, those who wish to learn about harm reduction, and those who are just sobriety-curious.

— Morgan Harpster, Counselor in Chicago, IL

I work with habitual behaviors through a harm reduction lens. I deeply understand the relationships we build with substances and how hard it can be to separate ourselves from those, even when we stand the chance of losing parts of self. I meet you where you are at and support you in your own process around making the changes you want to make with the substances you are finding tricky.

— Lila Zimmerman, Associate Marriage & Family Therapist in Oakland, CA