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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Addiction counseling focuses on the 4 "C"s of addiction which are: compulsion, cravings, consequence, and control. Sessions will focus on why the addiction happened and the motivations of the person affected. The goal is that once aware of their actions the gain is a better understanding of themselves which assists in promoting recovery.

— Stephen Ricco, Addictions Counselor

Our addictions therapists have years of experience working with substance use disorders in treatment centers and IOP.

— Stephen Rodgers, Clinical Social Worker in Denver, CO

I utilize a flexible approach to substance use and behavioral addictions that adapts to what is best for each client. For some, abstinence and a more structured approach is best, while for others, harm reduction and a focus on balance is more appropriate. I can help you find the path to healing that fits best for you.

— Jesse Smith, Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist

Having experience in working with individuals struggling with addictions and their families for 7 years I believe this to be one of my specialities. I am able to work with individuals in resolving personal beliefs that contribute to their addictive behaviors.

— Victoria Rodgers, Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist in Huntington Beach, CA

To some degree, we all use behaviors to escape reality and cope with suffering. You or your loved ones may be concerned that your relationship to substances or repetitive behaviors has become a barrier to your healthy functioning. Let's explore this relationship further and gather insight into how you might learn to meet your physical, emotional, and spiritual needs in ways that do not limit your potential.

— Maryann Bavisotto, Social Worker in Buffalo, NY

I have a certificate in drug and alcohol counseling.

— Kristin Roberts, Licensed Mental Health Counselor in Seattle, WA

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

I have experience in several different recovery models for addiction, including 12-step programs and the feminist program Tempest. I also work in SMART recovery, ACT, and harm-reduction models.

— Bri Spencer, Associate Marriage & Family Therapist

As a previous substance abuse counselor, I have experience with a harm reduction model as well as the 12 step model in order to offer a comprehensive take on addiction.

— Susannah Couch, Therapist in Athens, GA

Years of experience treating addiction in adolescents and adults.

— Lee Andre, Licensed Professional Counselor in Greenwood Village, CO

Each person's road to recovery is a unique path. Some to abstinence while others are about reducing problem substances/behaviors. I have experience with all levels of substance use treatment and a working knowledge of self-help approaches including 12-step work.

— Michael Ator, Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Houston, TX

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

— Crystal Nesfield, Counselor in Phoenix, AZ

I have worked with clients in a inpatient treatment center for almost two years. I also did complete the courses in AODS from Palomar College.

— Angeline Baucom, Associate Marriage & Family Therapist in Carlsbad, CA

Professor Bisher is an addiction specialist helping men quickly overcome compulsive sexual behavior (porn and sex addiction). He brings an empathic & empowering approach with a focus on achieving sustainable sobriety quickly.

— Blair Bisher, Addictions Counselor in Needham, MA

The addiction counselor's role is to guide the recovering person and help them grow according to their capacity and values, allowing them to have the resources they need to live a drug-free or alcohol-free life. There are four levels of addiction: physical, emotional, mental, and spiritual. We will discuss each level in-depth and provide tips for overcoming addiction.

— Renee Eddy, Licensed Master of Social Work in New York, NY

We work with a variety of addiction: addictive behavior can be identified as an inability to stop when you want to. Please see more information about eating disorders as a form of addiction:

— Anna Kuyumcuoglu, Creative Art Therapist in New York, NY

I have worked with this populations for over 3 years in different settings. Harm reduction is the core of my work with clients but this is not the only method I use.

— Alex Gomez, Licensed Professional Counselor in Austin, TX

I view substance misuse as a coping mechanism that seems to work...until it doesn't. Maybe anonymous peer support groups such as AA/NA work for you, maybe you just don't connect with them. Either way, I am here to help you figure out what you see as the best version of you and to develop healthier coping skills that help keep you aligned with your best Self. No judgment, no shame.

— Dana Williams, Registered Clinical Social Worker Intern in Palm Harbor, FL