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 am a Licensed Chemical Dependency Counselor in Texas and a Licensed Addiction Counselor in Colorado and have five years of experience working with clients struggle with substance abuse. Each of my license requires 40 hours of addiction classes/training on top of my Master's degree focused on understanding the experience and treatment of addiction. I am passionate about using my expertise to see and understand clients experience without increasing shame.

— Brandi Solanki, Counselor in Waco, TX

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
 

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

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
 

The process of addiction counseling looks different for each client. Depending upon where you are in your substance use or in your recovery, we will approach your use with curiosity and solution focused therapy to enable you to meet you needs and goals.

— Suzanne Cooper, Licensed Professional Counselor in Littleton, CO

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 ,
 

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

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

Seeking out support to move away from using or other destructive behaviors can be daunting; it can be hard to find a good fit even when you're feeling ready to make the leap into changing. I'm not the most typical therapist in the field ~ I'm here to support you, offer up choices and options, look for patterns in what's happening in your life and recovery efforts. I'm not here to tell you there's only one way to do 'this.' There is no magic formula ~ let's find what works for you.

— Lisa Curtis, Licensed Clinical Social Worker in White Plains, NY
 

I have worked in the field of addiction for many years. I have experience working with people who are in the legal system, as well as those coming into rehab on their own accord. I am highly trained in addictions counseling.

— Jessica Butler, Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor Associate in Denver, CO

Addiction is my primary specialization. I approach treatment from a biopsychosocial model - that there are likely biological factors (like physical dependence), psychological factors (like poor coping habits and other mental health concerns), and social factors (either isolation or being surrounded by others who are also using substances) that hold the addictive behavior in place. We'll work together to unravel all these factors and help move you forward.

— Dr. Aaron Weiner, Clinical Psychologist in Lake Forest, IL
 

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

— Jamie Glick, Therapist in Castle Rock, CO

I am formally trained in treating substance use disorder. This means incorporating traditional, "old school" addictions approaches with more modern psychological techniques. I think of this work as throwing everything at the wall and seeing what sticks; after all everyone's path to recovery will be unique and evolving. In support of this approach, I try to stay well informed of all the different treatment and support options as you navigate what will work for you.

— Sean Glynn, Licensed Mental Health Counselor in Seattle, WA
 

We provide outpatient counseling services to individuals struggling with drug, alcohol, and gambling addictions as well as co-occurring disorders. We have significant experience in the field and are licensed as clinical addictions specialists.

— Coastal Therapy Center LLC, Addictions Counselor in Raleigh, NC

With specialized training in addiction counseling, I can offer clients a space to explore how substances play a role in their life. I have found that though each client is different in how they address the changes they want to make in their substance use, exploring the most meaningful relationships, goals, and hopes with clients has been transformational for them. Meeting clients where they are at and embracing what works for each client is of utmost importance in the services I provide.

— Morghan Weber, Licensed Clinical Social Worker - Candidate in Denver, CO
 

This kind of therapy assumes that any addiction is a secondary diagnosis. The addiction is a way of self-medicating, meaning there is emotional pain underneath it. so if u stop the addiction, then the emotional material under it will be assessable, if the person is in therapy. Igf they are not, then it is most likely a new addiction will form to take the place of the previous one.

— Robert Teister, Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist in Ballard, WA