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 have three years working with individuals in recovery, both in a group and individual setting. I work with the clients on decreasing any guilt, shame or embarrassment around here addiction and help them find recovery to start the life they deserve.

— Ellen Floate, Addictions Counselor in East Lansing, MI

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

Addictions counseling is a process of building nets of support around you while you shift your harmful coping mechanisms into ways of living that are sustainable. This process includes education, inner work, support system building, and a willingness to keep moving forward honestly. It is not a solo adventure.

— SHANE HENNESEY, Licensed Professional Counselor in Richmond, TX

I am currently pending a SAC (substance abuse counselor) license and have spent the last 10 years working in the addiction field.

— Sarah Vogt, Clinical Social Worker in West Bend, WI

I have specialized training in addiction medicine and I work with individuals to build motivation to stop using substances, identify triggers, interrupt the thought-trigger-craving-use cycle, and develop healthy coping skills to promote long-term sobriety. I also work with individuals who are struggling with a loved one's addiction.

— Allison Christopher, Clinical Psychologist in Marietta, GA

I am a Licensed Clinical Addiction Specialist (LCAS) in North Carolina and have worked in a variety of addiction treatment settings. I've worked with individuals whose goal is to achieve or maintain sobriety and their family members, as well as those who want to create a healthier relationship with substances.

— Micheale Collie, Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor in Durham, NC

I have 4 years working in an outpatient setting for people living with addiction. I focus on harm reduction, relapse prevention, and sobriety management.

— Caley Johnson, Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Bellingham, WA

I got started in therapy because of my personal journey with addiction. I have extensive experience working at inpatient, outpatient, and faith settings.

— Anthony Sung, Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor in Prairie Village, KS

Working with addiction is about accepting who you are while also asking you to change. People with addictions are blamed, and yes you need to be held responsible, but you also need to find the part of yourself that knows that you didn't consciously choose this for yourself and that you want better for yourself and spite of all of the evidence others have of you being selfish, uncaring, and irresponsible.

— Catherine Ferreira-Babor, Clinical Psychologist in Walnut Creek, CA

I utilize AA, NA, and the 12-steps of recovery, which includes meetings, AA Big Book, NA Basic Text, sponsorship, and a Higher Power.

— Kenneth Miyake, Licensed Professional Counselor in Lombard, IL

With a passion for helping those with addictions, I continually stay up to date with the best practices in addiction counseling. Oftentimes there is a reason for people's addiction, and so I not only work on helping clients change their current behaviors, but also on the underlying reasons and past trauma. As with other mental health challenges, I offer a compassionate and non-judgmental approach, helping clients to offer themselves compassion and acceptance that is needed for persistent change

— Krissy Moses, Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor in Winter Park, FL

I have over a decade of experience working with clients experiencing co-occurring mental health and substance abuse issues. In addition to substances, we can also be addicted to sex, shopping, gambling, our phones, and many other activities that help us feel good for the moment and distract us from ourselves. I can help you identify triggers, teach you skills to manage cravings, and help you get to the root of why you experience the compulsion to engage in self-destructive behaviors.

— Aaron Alicea, Licensed Professional Counselor

I have extensive experience treating those struggling with addiction. I ran Intensive Outpatient Groups for many years. I also worked as the Clinical Director for a substance abuse program prior to starting my own private practice.

— Marci Saltzman, Clinical Social Worker in Towson, MD

Years of experience treating addiction in adolescents and adults.

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

As an addiction counselor, I specialize in working with people who struggle with dual diagnoses, or both mental health diagnoses and addiction. I will address the root causes of your addiction and the related areas of impaired functioning, and together we’ll structure the time and content of your ongoing recovery.

— Erin Ingram, Clinical Social Worker in Ingram, TX

I am a certified drug and alcohol counselor and worked exclusively with substance use programs for 6 years.

— Lindsay Taylor, Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Novi, MI

I have worked in both outpatient and residential treatment programs aimed at helping individuals live a healthy, substance-free life. In addition, I work with adult children of alcoholics (ACOA) and help them process some of the ways that growing up in a chaotic environment has shaped who they are and how they interact with the world.

— Jessica Loftus, Licensed Mental Health Counselor in Port Jefferson Station, NY

Since 2012, I have worked in residential treatment centers, intensive outpatient treatment centers and was a manager of Kaiser Permanente's Addiction Medicine and Recovery Services clinic in Santa Clara. I have years of experience and training in many approaches to addiction treatment, including abstinence-based care, harm reduction, 12 step and non-12 step modalities, Relapse Prevention, Medication Assisted Treatment, Co-Occurring Disorders, and Family Codependency Treatment.

— Lauren Hadley, Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist in Campbell, CA