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

The biggest problem in your life is what you drink, smoke, snort or inject into yourself. To bad for you that it the least of your problems. Drugs and alcohol is like a turning off the light in a dirty storage room that needs to be clean. When you decide to turn on the light by stop using drugs you still have to do the hard work of clean out your storage. I would like to be right beside you doing the heaving lifting.

— Ronica Clark, Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist in ,

I have worked with over 1,000 people who have experienced lost relationships, jobs, daily peace of mind, and life due to alcohol and substance use. Studying and working with this subject extensively, I help people discover their unique pathways to recovery. How do we live humbly without hitting new rock bottoms? How do we fill the yearning in our soul that the substances cannot fill? My work is helping people like you find these answers. I can help you.

— Rice Pierce, Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Phoenix, AZ

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

I have 4 years experience in addiction counseling and offer a judgement free space for you to share and work through triggers and road blocks to your recovery.

— Kate Kraines, Licensed Clinical Social Worker in West Hartford, CT

As a certified MDFT Therapist and Supervisor, I have worked with teens and young adults with a wide range of substance abuse problems, many of whom were on probation or otherwise court-involved. Through a well-researched, direct, but caring approach, many people have been set free from drugs and the prison pipeline.

— Estepha Francisque, Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Oakland, 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 am a certified Drug and Alcohol Counselor and feel confident in my ability to help people to better understand their issues relating to 'using'. I am also able to help connect clients to resources and referrals that might assist them in seeking inpatient treatment if there is a need.

— Jaynee Golden, Counselor in West Hollywood, 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

Addiction counseling/therapy isn't just for those afflicted with the disease, but also for those affected by the person's disease; mother, wife, son, daughter, husband, cousin, boss, etc. Addiction is plagues a person's entire family system. In this counseling an integrative approach will be used based on individual need. This means we could work CBT, relational therapy, & a host of other ways to increase clarity, boundaries and well-being.

— Brendon Mendoza, Licensed Mental Health Counselor in Seattle, WA

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

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 a Master's Degree in Addiction Counseling (2008) and extensive continuing education in the addiction field. Completed my internship at Hazelden Center City campus. I have worked as an Addiction Counselor throughout the Twin Cities in Extended Care, Inpatient, Outpatient, and Aftercare services for 10 years before opening my private practice.

— Julia Murtha, Drug & Alcohol Counselor in Minneapolis, MN

I have many years experience in addiciotn counseling and am a WA State Chemical Dependency Professional. I enjoy work with people in reocovery - including those who adhere to the 12-Step program, as well as those who do not.

— Jennifer Roach, Counselor in Everett, WA

Trained in 12 Step and SMART Recovery methods of addictions treatment. Trained and experienced with Celebrate Recovery - a Christ Centered 12 step program that meets in churches

— Roberta Wasserman, Therapist in Severna Park, MD

Currently seeking training as a Rapid Resolution Therapist.

— Brenda Knox, Counselor in Fayetteville, NC

Combining a method that allows us to figure out the why. Why do we continue to use or misuse drugs and alcohol? We explore the childhood, adolescent, & adult life to get to the root while developing skills along the journey.

— Brandi Schmidt, Therapist in Bismarck, ND

Stacie Leclerc MLADC, LCMHC has provided guidance and expertise as a Clinical Director of an alcohol and other drugs program which includes outpatient, residential, and impaired driver services. She has been providing mental health services to individuals for over 10 years utilizing several different treatment modalities including and not limited to addiction counseling, DBT and CBT.

— Stacie Leclerc, Counselor in North Conway, NH

Drugs are a hard one to deal with especially when the addict is enabled by the parents or significant other. To enable an addict is to destroy them. Tough love is a hard task to bring about and training can be done through Al-Anon. We must help the addict to recover and being nice is not enough. We have to be tough and strict with the addict for them to recover. I am tough to my clients for 14 years and they like me more.

— Dale Komoda, Counselor in Honolulu, HI