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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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 ,

Years of experience treating addiction in adolescents and adults.

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

I have extensive experience working in various levels of care, serving the recovery community. I operate from a harm reduction and abstinence only approach. I believe there are many avenues to wellness/recovery, not a one-size-fits-all.

— Tessa Dreiling, Counselor in Phoenix, AZ

I have experience working with folks experiencing addiction problems in both residential, partial hospitalization, intensive outpatient, and outpatient settings. I have training in 12-step and harm reduction recovery approaches. No matter your recovery goals, I strive to help you find the path that is right for you.

— Stella Kimbrough, Psychotherapist in Bala Cynwyd, PA

I worked as a substance abuse counselor for almost 5 years, conducting intake assessments and running groups. I worked as a corporate trainer for several years and was a Speech major in college, so I am very comfortable teaching/training. I am particularly interested in getting trained as an EMDR therapist and increasing my knowledge of trauma treatments. I am also interested in learning more about couples therapy, & EFT.

— Ellen Recker, Psychotherapist in New York, NY

I've worked in substance use treatment in various forms since 2007. I initially trained as a substance use counselor and worked with adolescents in residential treatment in Utah. I was also a clinical trials coordinator at the SLV VA supporting trials for medications to treat substance use. Over the past 7 years focused on working primarily with LGBTQIA+ folks who are experiencing substance use issues, working to understand their relationship to substance use, and those with sex/drug fusion.

— Jennifer Loken, Psychotherapist

I have personal experience, professional training and mentorship, as well as significant professional experience helping people recovery from active addiction.

— sean sprigle, Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor in san diego, CA

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 am a Licensed Addiction Counselor and utilize a wellness approach to recovery.

— Jamie Glick, Therapist in Castle Rock, CO

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

I use a 12-step model frequently but understand that approach is not for everyone. I have used CBT to treat addictions. I do not "force" 12-step meetings.

— Laura Bykofsky, LCSW-R, ACSW, SAP, Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Estero, FL

I am a licensed substance abuse counselor with experience in 12-step programs, Refuge Recovery, SMART Recovery and Motivational Interviewing.

— Vincent "V" Espinoza, Clinical Social Worker in Albuquerque, NM

Most of my experience has been in treating addictions and co-occurring disorders. I have worked effectively with many individuals to manage their triggers and cravings early in recovery, change the circumstances in their lives that lead them to use substances to begin with, and improve their relaitonships so that they have strong support when treatment comes to a conclusion.

— Katherine Pfeiffer, Counselor in Tampa, FL

It is important to find the right approach for treating addiction. Not everyone that walks through the door fits the same criteria or causation for their addiction. I take a mindful approach to explore several areas of the inner YOU to find the best approach. This is an open dialogue to find exactly the best way to heal from substance use.

— Adrienne Marcellus, Mental Health Counselor in Colorado Springs, 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

In private practice, I most often help those who have family members struggling with addiction and/or recovery. I have had addiction of some kind on my own life personally for nearly three decades and have professionally helped people in this field for over 12 years.

— Tricia Mazza, Psychotherapist in Richmond, VA

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

So called “experts” on “sexual addiction” erroneously take clients with paraphilic disorders into treatment. These paraphilic disorders, such as voyeuristic, exhibitionistic, frotteuristic , masochism, pedophilic, fetishistic, and nonconsensual behavior disorders are wrongly placed in “sexual addiction” treatment under the excuse that these behaviors often include sexual obsession. The “sex addiction” “expert” is then unable to adequately treat these, by definition, deviant behaviors.

— "Sex Addiction", Sexual Misbehavior Absolute Expert James Foley, Psychotherapist in New York, New York, NY