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 am an addiction specialist. Currently my work is primarily with people engaged in compulsive sexual behavior and people who abuse alcohol and/or drugs. I prefer to work with people who are very sure they want to change their compulsive behavior. I may refer clients to 12-step programs or to medical specialists for evaluation. For treatment of over-drinking I often recommend the Sinclair Method or other Harm-Reduction interventions.

— Melissa Owens, Counselor in Portland, OR

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

Certified Advanced Alcohol and Drug Counslor (CAADC)

— Sara Rietsch, Licensed Professional Counselor in Clarkston, MI

Have worked extensively with alcohol drugs and med management programs. I am an expert with dual-diagnosis clients.

— Karen Micka, Counselor in Dayon, OH

I work from a relapse prevention and sobriety or recovery focused perpective that is trauma informed and utilizes Family work.

— SC (Stacy-Colleen) Nameth, Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Los Angeles, CA

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

Certified and experienced in sexual addiction treatment.

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

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

There is no one size fits all approach when it comes to therapy, this is true for addiction help as well. Together, we can find your strengths and why you want change. We can work together to increase your positive coping skills and decrease your use as a means to cope.

— Lindsey Arrasmith, Therapist in Bellevue, WA