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.

Meet the specialists

I work with individuals who are beginning to question their relationship to substances or are already in recovery. I worked as a counselor in a 12-step residential recovery facility and have respect for AA. I also have high esteem for the work of Gabor Maté (Realm of Hungry Ghosts) and Johann Hari (Lost Connections: Uncovering the Real Causes of Depression – and the Unexpected Solutions). I also work with people who have addictions to gambling, porn, eating, shopping and thinking.

— Tamara Dyer, Counselor in Seattle, WA

counsel patients and families on treatment options provide resources to aid with recovery --such as 12 step programs and others use Motivational interviewing to solicit change talk educate patients and family on the disease and cycle of addiction increase boundary setting with addict or alcoholic

— Susan Rhodes, Licensed Clinical Social Worker in China Spring, TX
 

I have been practicing addiction counseling since beginning my internship in college and have been learning from my peers on the art of addiction counseling for 3 years now. I have friends and family in recovery and have learned a great deal from them as well. I am familiar with the 12 steps and recovery community and utilize relapse prevention tools in my practice.

— Alex Claussen, Counselor in Toledo, OH

I utilize Motivational Interviewing and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy to support people through the stages of change that are typical of those seeking recovery from addiction. My approach is strengths-based and is tailored to the individual and their unique circumstances. Change will come from within. I am here to offer support and guidance in your personal goals.

— Marcy J. S. Johnson, Licensed Clinical Social Worker

Addiction affects not only the addict but everyone associated with them, i.e., their family. I focus on addiction by assisting both the addict and their family back to a level of health and recovery.

— Leisa Watkins, Marriage & Family Therapist in Idaho Falls, ID
 

I have worked in addiction services for a number of years, helping people develop and maintain long-term recovery, using group and individual counseling and supporting medication assisted recovery services.

— Love Singleton, Licensed Clinical Social Worker in ,

The following treatment is provided: Motivational enhancement Cognitive behavioral therapy Relapse-prevention techniques 12-step facilitation Medications used to promote and maintain recovery Spiritual support and mindfulness techniques

— Katherine Wismer, Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist in Placentia, CA
 

Motivational Interviewing is one of the most useful treatment methods for substance use. This is because it allows the client to be their own motivator for change.

— Sara Rice, Counselor in Wyoming, MI

I have worked in the substance field for 10 years. I have experience working with both the addict/alcoholic and the family. My hope is to help you understand addiction/alcoholism and heal.

— Paige O’Shea, Marriage & Family Therapist in Camarillo, CA
 

I have several years of experience in addiction counseling and am a Licensed Advanced Alcohol and Drug Counselor in California. I have worked in the Intensive Outpatient Program setting as well as directly in the client’s home.

— Lissa Merkel, Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Los Angeles, CA

I specialize in marijuana addiction and alcoholism.

— Sonya Murray, Physician in Laguna Hills, CA
 

The journey to recovery is rarely if ever a straight path. Feelings of guilt and shame, as well as of negative self-worth, can often derail the most well-intentioned sobriety plans. Let’s work together to bring awareness to these lurking issues so we can examine and treat them in a safe therapeutic space.

— Brian Mullan, Licensed Professional Counselor

A rough childhood, drug addiction, and criminality led me to having to work through my pain in order to survive. I know this process well. I give this to others now. There's no better work in the world. Everyone develops habits in life, whether they are good or bad. However, the unhealthy habits are always the ones that are hardest to quit. We can help you stop these unhealthy urges that are taking a toll on your well-being.

— Jason Walter, Licensed Professional Counselor in Lake Elmo, MN
 

I have years of training and practice in working with people who are abusing or are addicted to substances. I view addiction on a continuum and have worked with hundreds of people who use substances to help manage feelings and behaviors. I also see addiction as often being closely connected to early childhood trauma, genetics, and learned behaviors.

— Sally Cohen, Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist in Berkeley, CA

I have worked in four treatment centers over the last 28 years. I see a huge interplay between issues related to addiction and trauma. I believe that for some people their path to addiction came as a means to self-medicate pain. I also believe that there is a strong physiological component to addiction and it doesn't reflect weakness of will. I support 12-step recovery but also alternative self -help groups such as Refuge Recovery which has a Buddhist meditation component.

— Deb Dettman, Clinical Social Worker in Chicago, IL
 

I believe that a person can become addicted to almost anything in their life whether it is substances, internet, sex, relationships, gambling, electronics or anything the client identifies as an addiction. I am also from a family of 5 generations of alcoholics/drug addicts. I know what it is like to be the child and sibling of an alcoholic/drug addict. I am a licensed chemical dependency counselor as well as having experience assisting clients with their identified addictions.

— Deanna Potts, Clinical Social Worker in Burleson, TX
 

I've seen clients who struggle with alcohol and/or drug issues as well as dual diagnosis which is a combination of two or more addictions or an addiction combined with mental health for several years.

— David Veach, Counselor in Centennial, CO

I have experience providing talk therapy, cognitive behavioral therapy, dialectical behavioral therapy and family systems therapy for individuals and families since 2003. I continue working with individuals and families who are experiencing substance use problems and have helped them process their feelings and traumas, and gain the skills they need to manage their addiction, cross addiction, anxiety, depression, etc. and helped them return to a healthy level of functioning.

— Katherine Wismer, Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist in Placentia, CA
 

I have been working with people who struggle with addictions for about two years.

— Leigh Carter, Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Warminster, PA

I have experience providing talk therapy, cognitive behavioral therapy, dialectical behavioral therapy and family systems therapy for individuals and families since 2003. I have worked with individuals and families who were experiencing dysfunctional relationships and have helped them process their feelings and gain the skills needed to manage addictions, anxiety, depression, and more and helped them return to a healthy level of functioning.

— Katherine Wismer, Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist in Placentia, CA
 

Trained in addiction counseling, I use a real world view to helping you maintain sobriety.

— Denise Delph, Counselor in Brooklyn, NY

I am a Licensed Addictions Counselor and have worked with individual addicted from ages 14 to 76+ over a decade in and out of the justice system. I utilize different researched-based practices and educational materials to aid in a successful recovery. I do not work harder than my clients. I meet them where they are on their journey and guide them with support, education, and resources. I am open to working with those involved in the justice system to satisfy probationary/parole terms.

— Jennifer Stephenson, Counselor in Fort Collins, CO
 

I have experience providing talk therapy, cognitive behavioral therapy, dialectical behavioral therapy and family systems therapy for individuals and families since 2003. I have worked with individuals and families who were experiencing dysfunctional relationships and have helped them process their feelings and gain the skills needed to manage addictions, anxiety, depression, and more and helped them return to a healthy level of functioning.

— Katherine Wismer, Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist in Placentia, CA

I treat ALL addictions, both substance and behavioral. Often, when we find recovery from one addiction, another one rears its head. My expertise allows me to spots potential cross-addictions early on and encourage treatment. I am experienced with medical detox, intervention, multiple types of treatment and am non-judgemental and empathetic, while honest and direct. I do not believe one needs to reach "rock bottom" before finding help or recovery. My job is to reach them before.

— Michelle Holleman, Addictions Counselor in Charlotte, NC
 

Certified and experienced in sexual addiction treatment.

— Forest Benedict, Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist in San Diego, CA
 

I have worked with individuals and groups in an intensive inpatient facility as well as outpatient treatment. Developing effective coping skills and personal manners to overcome is possible!

— Beverly Hulbin, Licensed Professional Counselor in Minden, LA