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 look at addiction of any type (substance, sex, food) as a symptom. We explore it in a safe way, then address the root of the addiction tree that grew.

— Martha Wilson, Counselor in Longmont, CO

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, Associate Clinical Social Worker in Bellevue, WA

I have worked for five years in drug and alcohol treatment centers, both as a primary therapist and clinical director. I am a Master's Level Certified Addiction Professional specializing in the education and treatment of chemical dependency.

— Lauren Puleo, Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist in Boca Raton, FL

It is important to find the right approach for treating addiction. Not everyone that walks through the door fits the same criteria or causation for their addiction. I take a mindful approach to explore several areas of the inner YOU to find the best approach. This is an open dialogue to find exactly the best way to heal from substance use.

— Adrienne Marcellus, Counselor in asheville, NC

Addictions are running rampant in our Society! People are turning in greater numbers to unhealthy coping mechanisms, like: alcohol or drug dependence, prescription drugs, technology dependence, gambling, pornography or sexual addictions; to name only a few. As a certified Addictions Counselor, let me help you learn how to recognize the behavior patterns that are keeping you stuck in your addiction and gain control over your life, again!

— Sitka Stueve, Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Overland Park, KS

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

Two of our counselors have a lot of experience in working with addiction, and both not only have a professional counseling license, they also are Licensed Addiction Counselors.

— Catherine Wilson, Counselor in Littleton, CO

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

When treating addictions it is imperative to learn about the how relapse cycle works, high risk situations, as well as identifying underlying thinking errors that can perpetuate substance abuse.

— Erin Hendrickson, Licensed Professional Counselor in Ballwin, MO

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 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

I have years of experience and training in treating addictions and co-occurring mental health disorders. I tend to take a motivational, harm-reduction approach in my work, and am also fully in support of those choosing abstinence. There is no one strategy or answer for everyone, so a big part of what I do is to help tailor one's recovery program to meet their unique needs and desires. My approach to addiction and recovery is a holistic one, and I am particularly well-versed in the spiritual aspects of this through my work facilitating The Conscious Recovery Method™. I also use the Energy Psychology and Access Consciousness® tools to enhance the traditional addiction counseling methods, as I find that I get far greater results that way. I am interested in changing the current treatment paradigm, and I am bringing my years of experience and integration of these methods to Avery Lane, the women's addiction treatment program of which I am currently the Clinical Director.

— Adriana Popescu, Clinical Psychologist in San Francisco, CA

Having worked with adolescents and adults within addiction counseling, I am passionate about working with the family system and assisting in the healing process. Many times, the substance a symptom of a larger issue. We will work on getting to the root cause and healing from the inside out.

— Rebekah Tchouta, Clinical Social Worker in Roawell, GA

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

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 Advanced Alcohol and Drug Counslor (CAADC)

— Sara Rietsch, Licensed Professional Counselor in Grand Blanc, MI