Addiction Therapists in Belvedere Tiburon, CA

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Lauren Doumakes Isaacson
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, MFT, MBA
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Belvedere Tiburon, CA 94920
I have significant experience helping professionals overcome addiction, from early stages through sustained recovery.
I am a licensed clinical therapist. I work with adults and adolescents in individual, family and group therapy settings. I treat a variety of conditions from stress management and everyday life issues and personal relationships, to more severe problems such as depression and anxiety. I work within a collaborative holistic model, and approach each problem in relation to the individual's larger life situation, focusing on individual strengths and experiences. I utilize a variety of treatment modalities from insight oriented family of origin work to cognitive and dialectic behavioral therapies and other approaches as appropriate.
I have significant experience helping professionals overcome addiction, from early stages through sustained recovery.
I am a licensed clinical therapist. I work with adults and adolescents in individual, family and group therapy settings. I treat a variety of conditions from stress management and everyday life issues and personal relationships, to more severe problems such as depression and anxiety. I work within a collaborative holistic model, and approach each problem in relation to the individual's larger life situation, focusing on individual strengths and experiences. I utilize a variety of treatment modalities from insight oriented family of origin work to cognitive and dialectic behavioral therapies and other approaches as appropriate.
(415) 233-9261 View (415) 233-9261
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Magen Todd
Psychologist, MA, PhD, CSAT
Verified Verified
Belvedere Tiburon, CA 94920
I'm a Licensed Clinical Psychologist, Certified Sex Addiction Therapist, and Founder of Hope Therapy.
For the past 16 years, the focus of my work has been helping individuals and couples achieve relationship and sexual wellness. Weather you're struggling with sex and love addiction, relationship difficulties, sexual problems, or suffering from the effects of trauma, I am committed to providing the most cutting edge, research supported therapy to help you not just overcome these issues, but thrive. My approach is holistic and affordable. I provide a range of services because I know that a one-size-fits all approach isn't effective. I will work with you to find the best solutions to meet your needs, goals and budget.
I'm a Licensed Clinical Psychologist, Certified Sex Addiction Therapist, and Founder of Hope Therapy.
For the past 16 years, the focus of my work has been helping individuals and couples achieve relationship and sexual wellness. Weather you're struggling with sex and love addiction, relationship difficulties, sexual problems, or suffering from the effects of trauma, I am committed to providing the most cutting edge, research supported therapy to help you not just overcome these issues, but thrive. My approach is holistic and affordable. I provide a range of services because I know that a one-size-fits all approach isn't effective. I will work with you to find the best solutions to meet your needs, goals and budget.
(530) 444-8830 View (530) 444-8830
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Samantha Mero
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, EMDR, PMH-C
Verified Verified
6 Endorsed
Belvedere Tiburon, CA 94920  (Online Only)
I work with people-pleasing millennials who want to heal from past emotional wounds and stop self-sabotaging. Do you struggle with anxiety, body image and patterns of self-judgment? Always putting others needs before your own? The traumas and abuse you experience throughout your lifespan- big or small, can warp the way you see yourself, making you question everything, overthink, and cause you to stand in your own way. If this feels relatable, you are not alone. I will work with you to break through these barriers, heal, and create a life that aligns with your values.
I work with people-pleasing millennials who want to heal from past emotional wounds and stop self-sabotaging. Do you struggle with anxiety, body image and patterns of self-judgment? Always putting others needs before your own? The traumas and abuse you experience throughout your lifespan- big or small, can warp the way you see yourself, making you question everything, overthink, and cause you to stand in your own way. If this feels relatable, you are not alone. I will work with you to break through these barriers, heal, and create a life that aligns with your values.
(916) 502-9948 View (916) 502-9948

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Sharon Valentino
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, CHT, LMFT
Verified Verified
Mill Valley, CA 94941
I help people deal with it successfully and help find better outcomes with results oriented support for stress, anxiety, depression, relationships, addiction, coping, panic attacks, low self-esteem, co-occurring disorders, PTSD, grief/loss - & more.
Are you having challenges that rob you of the joy and success you deserve? Are you as happy as you want to be? Is your life working out the way you want & expected it to? We all cope with stressors in different ways. I help people deal with stress more successfully with caring, + the powerful tools that therapy provides, to achieve results & solutions.Therapy isn't only for people with problems, who are depressed or anxious. Your therapy is an important tool to improve your life, happiness, relationships, well being, & self awareness - helping you change habits or establish healthier ones.
I help people deal with it successfully and help find better outcomes with results oriented support for stress, anxiety, depression, relationships, addiction, coping, panic attacks, low self-esteem, co-occurring disorders, PTSD, grief/loss - & more.
Are you having challenges that rob you of the joy and success you deserve? Are you as happy as you want to be? Is your life working out the way you want & expected it to? We all cope with stressors in different ways. I help people deal with stress more successfully with caring, + the powerful tools that therapy provides, to achieve results & solutions.Therapy isn't only for people with problems, who are depressed or anxious. Your therapy is an important tool to improve your life, happiness, relationships, well being, & self awareness - helping you change habits or establish healthier ones.
(415) 548-9998 View (415) 548-9998
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Jessica Garibaldi
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
Corte Madera, CA 94925  (Online Only)
Dr. Garibaldi is a psychologist with expertise in mood disorders, life stressors, and substance abuse. She specializes in treating a variety of disorders, such as depression, anxiety, trauma, and addiction. Dr. Garibaldi utilizes an integrative approach, incorporating evidence-based treatments; such as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT). Additionally, she has experience working from a relational, attachment focused model. She tailors her approach to best fit the presenting needs of each patient.
Dr. Garibaldi is a psychologist with expertise in mood disorders, life stressors, and substance abuse. She specializes in treating a variety of disorders, such as depression, anxiety, trauma, and addiction. Dr. Garibaldi utilizes an integrative approach, incorporating evidence-based treatments; such as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT). Additionally, she has experience working from a relational, attachment focused model. She tailors her approach to best fit the presenting needs of each patient.
(628) 232-9185 View (628) 232-9185
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Mary Kennedy
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Sausalito, CA 94965
My expertise includes treatment of alcoholics and addicts; family recovery; codependency; trauma and the prevention of addiction in children and teens.
I am a licensed psychotherapist who is deeply committed to supporting those whose lives have been impacted by alcohol or drugs. I am compassionate, practical, engaged and genuine. If you have struggled or are still struggling, I can help. If you are worried about someone who struggles, I can help. Even if you are unsure of what you may need, I can support you. I strive to develop meaningful therapeutic relationships that allow for understanding, grieving, healing and growth. Those who find help may be children, adult children, spouses, partners, parents, grandparents, couples, women or men.
My expertise includes treatment of alcoholics and addicts; family recovery; codependency; trauma and the prevention of addiction in children and teens.
I am a licensed psychotherapist who is deeply committed to supporting those whose lives have been impacted by alcohol or drugs. I am compassionate, practical, engaged and genuine. If you have struggled or are still struggling, I can help. If you are worried about someone who struggles, I can help. Even if you are unsure of what you may need, I can support you. I strive to develop meaningful therapeutic relationships that allow for understanding, grieving, healing and growth. Those who find help may be children, adult children, spouses, partners, parents, grandparents, couples, women or men.
(415) 689-1690 View (415) 689-1690
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Christina Campbell
Psychologist
Verified Verified
Sausalito, CA 94965
Not accepting new clients
Have worked with dual diagnosis: addiction plus a mental disorder with underlying trauma Experience with nurses, firefighters, veterans and the general public.
I would like to tell potential clients that my style is interactive, that I am a good listener, and that most people improve if they are committed to changing. I am particularly good at treating grief and trauma. Patients have come in with multiple losses, have seen their loved ones hurt, injured or murdered, or have themselves been raped, or assaulted and have turned their lives around. Many clients cannot get over a loss of a husband, wife, or lover and have been able to move forward. I value a partnership. I value an open heart and emotional expression.
Have worked with dual diagnosis: addiction plus a mental disorder with underlying trauma Experience with nurses, firefighters, veterans and the general public.
I would like to tell potential clients that my style is interactive, that I am a good listener, and that most people improve if they are committed to changing. I am particularly good at treating grief and trauma. Patients have come in with multiple losses, have seen their loved ones hurt, injured or murdered, or have themselves been raped, or assaulted and have turned their lives around. Many clients cannot get over a loss of a husband, wife, or lover and have been able to move forward. I value a partnership. I value an open heart and emotional expression.
(415) 800-1940 View (415) 800-1940
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Michelle Bonsignore
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Corte Madera, CA 94925
Waitlist for new clients
My personal + professional experience with addiction's impact on relationships has been combined with training in CBT, ACT, EMDR, + Family Systems.
Are you feeling lonely, sad, angry, or unhappy in your relationships? Do you worry about your or someone else's alcohol or drug use? Substance Use Disorder often impacts individuals and families in painful + predictable ways that trap people in destructive patterns of anxiety, loneliness, anger, helplessness, and despair. You are not alone if your efforts to manage and move beyond the chaos in your relationships feel futile. Don't lose hope! People do get better, and relationships can be repaired!
My personal + professional experience with addiction's impact on relationships has been combined with training in CBT, ACT, EMDR, + Family Systems.
Are you feeling lonely, sad, angry, or unhappy in your relationships? Do you worry about your or someone else's alcohol or drug use? Substance Use Disorder often impacts individuals and families in painful + predictable ways that trap people in destructive patterns of anxiety, loneliness, anger, helplessness, and despair. You are not alone if your efforts to manage and move beyond the chaos in your relationships feel futile. Don't lose hope! People do get better, and relationships can be repaired!
(628) 240-0812 View (628) 240-0812
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Stephanie Daigre
Marriage & Family Therapist, MFT, MA
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Tiburon, CA 94920
Working through painful memories and feelings with curiosity and self-acceptance can provide relief from anxiety and mood disorders, substance addiction, eating disorders and other compulsive patterns of coping.
Therapy is a collaborative relationship, as individual as the people in the room. Often the work involves slowing down and creating a secure space for being open, curious and able to revisit and make sense of thoughts, memories and feelings that give rise to present difficulties. I'm especially attentive to your higher powers of perception and positive self determination. Together we resolve present-day problems with roots in the past, changing patterns that produce familiar and unwanted results so you are freer to choose the life you want.
Working through painful memories and feelings with curiosity and self-acceptance can provide relief from anxiety and mood disorders, substance addiction, eating disorders and other compulsive patterns of coping.
Therapy is a collaborative relationship, as individual as the people in the room. Often the work involves slowing down and creating a secure space for being open, curious and able to revisit and make sense of thoughts, memories and feelings that give rise to present difficulties. I'm especially attentive to your higher powers of perception and positive self determination. Together we resolve present-day problems with roots in the past, changing patterns that produce familiar and unwanted results so you are freer to choose the life you want.
(415) 969-2137 View (415) 969-2137
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Karen Weinberger
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Sausalito, CA 94965  (Online Only)
Not accepting new clients
I have been helping my clients find solutions to problems of addiction, depression and difficult relationships for more than twenty-five years. I can help you feel better and make the changes you want to make. I recognize and respect what is unique about you and I don't practice "one size fits all" psychotherapy. I understand emotional pain and how a good therapeutic relationship can heal the hurt. Having better relationships, overcoming depression, or getting off the merry-go-round of addiction is possible with help, commitment and hard work.
I have been helping my clients find solutions to problems of addiction, depression and difficult relationships for more than twenty-five years. I can help you feel better and make the changes you want to make. I recognize and respect what is unique about you and I don't practice "one size fits all" psychotherapy. I understand emotional pain and how a good therapeutic relationship can heal the hurt. Having better relationships, overcoming depression, or getting off the merry-go-round of addiction is possible with help, commitment and hard work.
(415) 799-8787 View (415) 799-8787
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Erik Taylor
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA
Verified Verified
Sausalito, CA 94965
I am guided by the principal that the deeper we can look into ourselves, the deeper we can see into the world - by understanding ourselves, we can understand how we are limited - once we know where we are hung up, we can make more adaptive and healthier choices - we can craft the life we prefer to live. In my work with clients, we often uncover long-held family patterns and dynamics that come from histories of addiction, abuse, toxic shame, codependency and trauma. These patterns become increasingly dissatisfying and uncomfortable to live with. I am here to help.
I am guided by the principal that the deeper we can look into ourselves, the deeper we can see into the world - by understanding ourselves, we can understand how we are limited - once we know where we are hung up, we can make more adaptive and healthier choices - we can craft the life we prefer to live. In my work with clients, we often uncover long-held family patterns and dynamics that come from histories of addiction, abuse, toxic shame, codependency and trauma. These patterns become increasingly dissatisfying and uncomfortable to live with. I am here to help.
(415) 710-2369 View (415) 710-2369
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Recovery Without Walls
MD
Verified Verified
Tiburon, CA 94920
The Recovery Without Walls approach transcends the current treatment model for addiction and chronic pain. We integrate pharmacological expertise, personalized care, and tireless patient advocacy to promote healing that extends through all aspects of your life.
The Recovery Without Walls approach transcends the current treatment model for addiction and chronic pain. We integrate pharmacological expertise, personalized care, and tireless patient advocacy to promote healing that extends through all aspects of your life.
(628) 200-3655 View (628) 200-3655
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Benjamin Russack
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, MFA
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Sausalito, CA 94965
In the short term, I am directive and structured, and will work with you, your spouse or your child to put out any "fires" --acute stressors such as job loss, divorce, heartbreak or addiction issues need to be resolved before the deeper work of therapy can begin.
I tend to be quite direct in my approach and begin therapy with a combination of focused goal and solution oriented work. As the therapy proceeds, I then branch out into deeper issues concerning the unconscious, dream work, unresolved trauma and more. Additionally, I specialize and am not limited to, treating depression, anxiety and chemical dependency. Lastly, I also enjoy working with adolescents, couples and families. ** I host a podcast called "Look, Just Tell Me What To Do" which addresses issues related to mental health which is available here https://lookjusttellmewhattodo.podbean.com/ or on most podcast platforms.
In the short term, I am directive and structured, and will work with you, your spouse or your child to put out any "fires" --acute stressors such as job loss, divorce, heartbreak or addiction issues need to be resolved before the deeper work of therapy can begin.
I tend to be quite direct in my approach and begin therapy with a combination of focused goal and solution oriented work. As the therapy proceeds, I then branch out into deeper issues concerning the unconscious, dream work, unresolved trauma and more. Additionally, I specialize and am not limited to, treating depression, anxiety and chemical dependency. Lastly, I also enjoy working with adolescents, couples and families. ** I host a podcast called "Look, Just Tell Me What To Do" which addresses issues related to mental health which is available here https://lookjusttellmewhattodo.podbean.com/ or on most podcast platforms.
(415) 735-3508 View (415) 735-3508
Matthew D Blagys
Psychologist, Ph, D
Verified Verified
Sausalito, CA 94965
As the former Clinical Director of Alta Mira Recovery Programs, I have experience treating highly intelligent and successful people struggling with addiction and co-occurring mental health disorders.
I am a Harvard trained psychologist with over 15 years experience in the mental health field. I specialize in working with individuals and families who are feeling stuck in their lives. Many of my clients report feeling overwhelmed with feelings of depression, hopelessness, anger, or low self-esteem. They may have experienced relationship or career conflicts, personal loss, trauma, or be in the middle of important life transitions. I also have advanced post-doctoral training in working with individuals who engage in potentially harmful behaviors and young adults struggling to develop their life path.
As the former Clinical Director of Alta Mira Recovery Programs, I have experience treating highly intelligent and successful people struggling with addiction and co-occurring mental health disorders.
I am a Harvard trained psychologist with over 15 years experience in the mental health field. I specialize in working with individuals and families who are feeling stuck in their lives. Many of my clients report feeling overwhelmed with feelings of depression, hopelessness, anger, or low self-esteem. They may have experienced relationship or career conflicts, personal loss, trauma, or be in the middle of important life transitions. I also have advanced post-doctoral training in working with individuals who engage in potentially harmful behaviors and young adults struggling to develop their life path.
(510) 254-5160 View (510) 254-5160
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Kim Kokoska
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, MFT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Sausalito, CA 94966
My practice includes a depth of experience working with adolescents and their families, people recovering from addiction and dual-diagnosis individuals.
Your peace and healing are the focus of my practice. Seeing into people's hearts and watching them grow and strengthen is my greatest joy. Some of the therapeutic tools I use to support you on your journey towards emotional well being include cognitive behavioral, psychodynamic, Gestalt and Post-modern therapies, motivational interviewing and somatic experiencing.
My practice includes a depth of experience working with adolescents and their families, people recovering from addiction and dual-diagnosis individuals.
Your peace and healing are the focus of my practice. Seeing into people's hearts and watching them grow and strengthen is my greatest joy. Some of the therapeutic tools I use to support you on your journey towards emotional well being include cognitive behavioral, psychodynamic, Gestalt and Post-modern therapies, motivational interviewing and somatic experiencing.
(415) 801-3490 View (415) 801-3490
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David Ralph Beuerman
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Sausalito, CA 94965
My current position of Clinical Supervisor at UCSF in the Department of Psychiatry working in addiction medicine has provided a solid foundation supporting individuals struggling with addiction using my expertise in Motivational Interviewing .
Are you looking to make a change in your life? Maybe there is a significant relationship that is not what you wish it was. Maybe you are struggling to make a career change or a big decision at work. Perhaps you are considering relocating to another area. Are you trying to quit smoking, grappling with weight loss, wanting to start an exercise or meditation routine? Or maybe you want to adjust how you react to certain stressors or situations that inevitably crop up in life. My practice “Time for Change” is here for you.
My current position of Clinical Supervisor at UCSF in the Department of Psychiatry working in addiction medicine has provided a solid foundation supporting individuals struggling with addiction using my expertise in Motivational Interviewing .
Are you looking to make a change in your life? Maybe there is a significant relationship that is not what you wish it was. Maybe you are struggling to make a career change or a big decision at work. Perhaps you are considering relocating to another area. Are you trying to quit smoking, grappling with weight loss, wanting to start an exercise or meditation routine? Or maybe you want to adjust how you react to certain stressors or situations that inevitably crop up in life. My practice “Time for Change” is here for you.
(415) 463-3982 View (415) 463-3982
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Cheryl Clementson
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
Sausalito, CA 94965
You're looking for better coping skills and fulfillment in your life. You want less anxiety and more balance. You want to find peace with yourself. You're trying to decide whether to stay in the relationship or not. You're questioning your life choices. I get it! I help people work through life's transitions. Learn how to cope with feeling overwhelmed and lost. Learn to trust yourself and love yourself more. Increase self-esteem. Release shame. Set boundaries. Build true self-care. I also specialize in substance abuse and addiction, whether you are sober-curious, brand new to sobriety, or in long-term recovery.
You're looking for better coping skills and fulfillment in your life. You want less anxiety and more balance. You want to find peace with yourself. You're trying to decide whether to stay in the relationship or not. You're questioning your life choices. I get it! I help people work through life's transitions. Learn how to cope with feeling overwhelmed and lost. Learn to trust yourself and love yourself more. Increase self-esteem. Release shame. Set boundaries. Build true self-care. I also specialize in substance abuse and addiction, whether you are sober-curious, brand new to sobriety, or in long-term recovery.
(415) 322-5586 View (415) 322-5586
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Scott Andrew Johnson
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, PhD
Verified Verified
Sausalito, CA 94965
It is also highly successful with mood disorders, grief, PTSD, substance abuse issues, work/career stress, profound discontentment (existential angst), relationship difficulties, and other challenges we humans face.
Pain in life is inevitable, but suffering is optional; let me help you move away from the suffering. We live in a culture that has taught us to ignore our emotions and inner intuitive wisdom, and 'think' all situations to death—meanwhile we already have in us all the untapped wisdom we need to face our lives and its challenges. We just need to learn to access this wisdom. Rather than pathologizing our thoughts and behaviors, therapy can be about discovering how you “get in your own way” by not knowing yourself as fully as you might. I am here to help you start to realize your full potential and move away from the suffering.
It is also highly successful with mood disorders, grief, PTSD, substance abuse issues, work/career stress, profound discontentment (existential angst), relationship difficulties, and other challenges we humans face.
Pain in life is inevitable, but suffering is optional; let me help you move away from the suffering. We live in a culture that has taught us to ignore our emotions and inner intuitive wisdom, and 'think' all situations to death—meanwhile we already have in us all the untapped wisdom we need to face our lives and its challenges. We just need to learn to access this wisdom. Rather than pathologizing our thoughts and behaviors, therapy can be about discovering how you “get in your own way” by not knowing yourself as fully as you might. I am here to help you start to realize your full potential and move away from the suffering.
(707) 267-2368 View (707) 267-2368
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Bente Hansen
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Bel Tiburon, CA 94920
I am committed to working with people in recovery and those whose lives, have been affected by addiction, mental illness, depression and suicide.
Is your heart broken, hurting or closed off because of grief? Do you feel numb, have trouble concentrating? Do you feel like you are on a roller coaster of emotional energy? You may feel like your heart has closed due to marital distress or separation. You may feel resentment, disconnect, anger, anxiety, a loss of trust and a sense of betrayal in your relationship. You may find yourself facing questions you have never faced before. I can be the therapist there with you as you work through all these painful feelings.
I am committed to working with people in recovery and those whose lives, have been affected by addiction, mental illness, depression and suicide.
Is your heart broken, hurting or closed off because of grief? Do you feel numb, have trouble concentrating? Do you feel like you are on a roller coaster of emotional energy? You may feel like your heart has closed due to marital distress or separation. You may feel resentment, disconnect, anger, anxiety, a loss of trust and a sense of betrayal in your relationship. You may find yourself facing questions you have never faced before. I can be the therapist there with you as you work through all these painful feelings.
(415) 423-2381 View (415) 423-2381
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V'Anne Singleton, MFT - Therapist and Life Coach
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Sausalito, CA 94965  (Online Only)
I believe my principal role as a therapist is to create a safe place for people to find their unique paths to emotional well-being and meaningful relationships. Whether you are going through a life transition, feeling depressed or anxious, experiencing a relationship conflict, or struggling with an addiction, making a change is always easier when you have an experienced professional to guide you through it. I can be that guide. Invest the time and energy to improve your emotional health in the same way you strive to improve your physical health. Our emotions need exercise and our relationships need nurturing.
I believe my principal role as a therapist is to create a safe place for people to find their unique paths to emotional well-being and meaningful relationships. Whether you are going through a life transition, feeling depressed or anxious, experiencing a relationship conflict, or struggling with an addiction, making a change is always easier when you have an experienced professional to guide you through it. I can be that guide. Invest the time and energy to improve your emotional health in the same way you strive to improve your physical health. Our emotions need exercise and our relationships need nurturing.
(415) 326-8940 View (415) 326-8940

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Addiction Therapists

What is the best therapy for addiction?

Addiction treatment will be tailored to the individual. People seeking help for addiction—whether with a psychotherapist, in an outpatient clinic, or in a residential program—should expect to engage in multiple types of treatments, sometimes including medication. For anyone recovering from addiction, avoiding situations in which one has typically used a substance is essential, as is the support of close connections. Since substance use disorders tend to co-occur with underlying mental health conditions such as anxiety or depression, those must also be addressed as part of any recovery plan.

How long does therapy for addiction take?

There is no set timeline for recovery from addiction. Patients and their families should expect the work to last several months, if not longer. Residential treatment programs may be based on a stay of 30, 60, or 90 days, with continuing work after release, but only about 1 percent of people are treated in such facilities. Ceasing use is just the first step; therapy to help maintain abstinence and effect behavior change must follow. The process of recovery, neuroscience has shown, involves brain cells recovering the capacity to respond to natural sources of reward and restore control over the impulse to use. Another definition of recovery is restoring voluntary control over one’s substance use and retaking all of one’s previous responsibilities.

How effective is drug addiction treatment?

Substance use disorders are treatable and remission is achievable for many who seek recovery; by some estimates, more than three-quarters of people who become addicted to alcohol or drugs recover. But that success rarely occurs quickly or on a set timeline; relapse is not only common, but many therapists and clinicians view it as a normal part of the process—not always a sign that a person has returned to addiction, but a signal that their treatment should be adjusted to help them regain control. Overall, research suggests, five years after the end of substance use, one’s risk of relapse is no greater than that of others who had not faced addiction. Other experts believe that complete abstinence is not the only measure of recovery, and that, through effective treatment, many people can learn to control their use.

How can you get addiction treatment for someone?

The most important factor in recovery from addiction is widely understood to be an individual’s commitment to change. For that reason,“interventions” in which friends and family gather to urge or force someone to begin immediate treatment often backfire; even when such efforts do lead someone to begin treatment, they may be less likely to stay than those who are self-driven. Still, family members can play an important role in supporting an individual who seeks help and can take part in family therapy as one element of a loved one’s treatment.