Substance Use Therapists in Beverly Hills, CA

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Jaynee Golden
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, CADC-I
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
Beverly Hills, CA 90212  (Online Only)
I work with adolescents and adults who struggle with depression, anxiety, substance use disorders, trauma-related symptoms, family conflict, school/work-related challenges, & life-transitions.
I recognize the decision to begin or return to therapy can be rather challenging. For many of us, we avoid processing pain or confronting issues until a crisis arises, feelings become too unbearable, or life seems unmanageable. Therapy requires courage, strength, and trust in yourself & in your therapist. As such, regardless of where you are in your process, I will meet you there. I believe that the therapeutic relationship is paramount, symptoms are adaptations, and while change can be difficult, it is more than possible.
I work with adolescents and adults who struggle with depression, anxiety, substance use disorders, trauma-related symptoms, family conflict, school/work-related challenges, & life-transitions.
I recognize the decision to begin or return to therapy can be rather challenging. For many of us, we avoid processing pain or confronting issues until a crisis arises, feelings become too unbearable, or life seems unmanageable. Therapy requires courage, strength, and trust in yourself & in your therapist. As such, regardless of where you are in your process, I will meet you there. I believe that the therapeutic relationship is paramount, symptoms are adaptations, and while change can be difficult, it is more than possible.
(310) 601-8089 View (310) 601-8089
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Drew Dennett
Associate Clinical Social Worker, MSW, ASW
Verified Verified
Beverly Hills, CA 90212
, substance use disorders and eating disorders), anxiety and stress, depression, childhood trauma, self esteem, relationship issues, family conflicts, codependency, spirituality, bipolar disorder, anger, grief, and life transitions.
Along with providing you with coping skills to thrive day-to-day, we will also uncover and explore unconscious thoughts, feelings, and behaviors so you can be more conscious of what's holding you back from being who you want to be. My approach to therapy is characterized by a mixture of directness, playfulness, engagement, and nurturance. I believe that relentless curiosity and self-exploration leads to a sense of identity and purpose and an understanding of our place in the world.
, substance use disorders and eating disorders), anxiety and stress, depression, childhood trauma, self esteem, relationship issues, family conflicts, codependency, spirituality, bipolar disorder, anger, grief, and life transitions.
Along with providing you with coping skills to thrive day-to-day, we will also uncover and explore unconscious thoughts, feelings, and behaviors so you can be more conscious of what's holding you back from being who you want to be. My approach to therapy is characterized by a mixture of directness, playfulness, engagement, and nurturance. I believe that relentless curiosity and self-exploration leads to a sense of identity and purpose and an understanding of our place in the world.
(424) 587-0983 View (424) 587-0983
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Rachel Rainne
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, CSAT-C
Verified Verified
Beverly Hills, CA 90209  (Online Only)
She also specializes in adoption, substance use, sex addiction, family of origin issues, soul loss, and attachment issues in relationships.
Rainne specializes in addiction and trauma and has been working in the field of psychotherapy since 2003. She is a Certified Sex Addiction Therapist candidate (CSAT-C) through the International Institute of Trauma and Addiction Professionals (IITAP) and is being mentored by Heidi Kinsella. Rainne received her two master’s degrees from Pacifica Graduate Institute; one in Counseling Psychology and the other in Depth and Somatic Psychology. Working from an instinctual approach, Rainne connects deeply with clients and helps them learn to be free from their shame and suffering.
She also specializes in adoption, substance use, sex addiction, family of origin issues, soul loss, and attachment issues in relationships.
Rainne specializes in addiction and trauma and has been working in the field of psychotherapy since 2003. She is a Certified Sex Addiction Therapist candidate (CSAT-C) through the International Institute of Trauma and Addiction Professionals (IITAP) and is being mentored by Heidi Kinsella. Rainne received her two master’s degrees from Pacifica Graduate Institute; one in Counseling Psychology and the other in Depth and Somatic Psychology. Working from an instinctual approach, Rainne connects deeply with clients and helps them learn to be free from their shame and suffering.
(562) 352-2736 View (562) 352-2736
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Dr. Courtney M Tracy
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, PsyD, CCTP, C-PD
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Beverly Hills, CA 90210  (Online Only)
I specialize in working with adults who struggle with any of the following: substance use, borderline personality, and/or existential crises.
As someone with both clinical expertise and 'lived experience' when it comes to substance use and borderline personality, I'm here to help those who need someone who 'really' gets it. Perhaps you're seeking relief from big emotions you can't seem to control or you're experiencing an existential crisis related to past traumas or maybe you use substances to feel better and now it's doing more harm than help. Regardless of what brought you to Psychology Today, you've already taken the first big step toward finding the right therapist for you. And it could be me based on your search results! Reach out and let's begin.
I specialize in working with adults who struggle with any of the following: substance use, borderline personality, and/or existential crises.
As someone with both clinical expertise and 'lived experience' when it comes to substance use and borderline personality, I'm here to help those who need someone who 'really' gets it. Perhaps you're seeking relief from big emotions you can't seem to control or you're experiencing an existential crisis related to past traumas or maybe you use substances to feel better and now it's doing more harm than help. Regardless of what brought you to Psychology Today, you've already taken the first big step toward finding the right therapist for you. And it could be me based on your search results! Reach out and let's begin.
(949) 835-5341 View (949) 835-5341
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Laudan Kermani Gish
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, PPSC, PMH-C
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Beverly Hills, CA 90210  (Online Only)
Laudan has completed extensive post graduate specialization training in co-occuring mood disorders, eating disorders, substance use disorders, trauma, crisis management, mindfulness, and perinatal mental health.
After nearly a decade in the entertainment industry, Laudan left her post in the publicity department at a major movie studio to pursue her passion of becoming a psychotherapist and coach. Laudan meets clients virtually where she provides high-quality therapy and coaching services in English and Farsi. Laudan utilizes a holistic therapeutic approach, integrating a variety of evidence-based therapeutic modalities to enhance the emotional, mental, and physical well-being of those with whom she works.
Laudan has completed extensive post graduate specialization training in co-occuring mood disorders, eating disorders, substance use disorders, trauma, crisis management, mindfulness, and perinatal mental health.
After nearly a decade in the entertainment industry, Laudan left her post in the publicity department at a major movie studio to pursue her passion of becoming a psychotherapist and coach. Laudan meets clients virtually where she provides high-quality therapy and coaching services in English and Farsi. Laudan utilizes a holistic therapeutic approach, integrating a variety of evidence-based therapeutic modalities to enhance the emotional, mental, and physical well-being of those with whom she works.
(323) 736-5416 View (323) 736-5416
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Riley Clarke
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Beverly Hills, CA 90211  (Online Only)
Dr. Riley Clarke is a clinical psychologist specializing in treating anxiety, depression, trauma, substance use, and relationship issues. Dr. Clarke has expertise in working with teens, young adults, and families and has extensive experience in crisis intervention, substance use, and emotional regulation issues, such as anger management, impulsivity, ADHD, and social anxiety. Dr. Clarke promotes self-exploration and personal growth with individual clients and provides invaluable parental coaching in family systems.
Dr. Riley Clarke is a clinical psychologist specializing in treating anxiety, depression, trauma, substance use, and relationship issues. Dr. Clarke has expertise in working with teens, young adults, and families and has extensive experience in crisis intervention, substance use, and emotional regulation issues, such as anger management, impulsivity, ADHD, and social anxiety. Dr. Clarke promotes self-exploration and personal growth with individual clients and provides invaluable parental coaching in family systems.
(818) 873-7672 View (818) 873-7672
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Dr. Crystal Williams
Marriage & Family Therapist, Ed D, LMFT
Verified Verified
Beverly Hills, CA 90212  (Online Only)
Hello! I’m Dr. Crystal Williams, a behavioral scientist and licensed psychotherapist based in Beverly Hills. I have a Master of Arts degree (MFT) and a Ph.D. in Education. I specialize in working with clients and families struggling with eating disorders and have nearly 10 years' experience. I also work with clients struggling with dual diagnosis (depression, anxiety, OCD, and bipolar) and all forms of addiction (substance use, gambling, sex and love, codependency and internet). I offer psychotherapy at its finest.
Hello! I’m Dr. Crystal Williams, a behavioral scientist and licensed psychotherapist based in Beverly Hills. I have a Master of Arts degree (MFT) and a Ph.D. in Education. I specialize in working with clients and families struggling with eating disorders and have nearly 10 years' experience. I also work with clients struggling with dual diagnosis (depression, anxiety, OCD, and bipolar) and all forms of addiction (substance use, gambling, sex and love, codependency and internet). I offer psychotherapy at its finest.
(424) 404-8575 View (424) 404-8575
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Honey Dardashti
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT
Verified Verified
Beverly Hills, CA 90212
I am a bilingual, licensed Marriage Family therapist with many years of experience working with children, adults and adolescents dealing with anxiety, depression, trauma, mood disorder and addiction or simple daily life stresses such as; relationship problems, self-esteem issues, family challenges or job difficulties. I have many years of experience providing psychotherapy to individual's struggling with substance use, addiction, risky and impulsive pattern of behaviors.
I am a bilingual, licensed Marriage Family therapist with many years of experience working with children, adults and adolescents dealing with anxiety, depression, trauma, mood disorder and addiction or simple daily life stresses such as; relationship problems, self-esteem issues, family challenges or job difficulties. I have many years of experience providing psychotherapy to individual's struggling with substance use, addiction, risky and impulsive pattern of behaviors.
(424) 324-3783 View (424) 324-3783
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Paul-Roy Taylor
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Beverly Hills, CA 90210  (Online Only)
You can indeed change your feelings and behaviors, even if that change has seemed unachievable in the past. Perhaps you've already tried to address your concerns on your own. Maybe progress was more difficult than you thought or it proved to be short-lived. If you're ready for change, my goal is to help you move forward toward the life you want to live. I specialize in optimizing peer, romantic, and family relationships; reducing or eliminating substance use and addictive behaviors; and breaking unhelpful patterns around sex, dating, and technology. I welcome and respect all relationship styles and addiction goals.
You can indeed change your feelings and behaviors, even if that change has seemed unachievable in the past. Perhaps you've already tried to address your concerns on your own. Maybe progress was more difficult than you thought or it proved to be short-lived. If you're ready for change, my goal is to help you move forward toward the life you want to live. I specialize in optimizing peer, romantic, and family relationships; reducing or eliminating substance use and addictive behaviors; and breaking unhelpful patterns around sex, dating, and technology. I welcome and respect all relationship styles and addiction goals.
(323) 366-8067 View (323) 366-8067
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Elizabeth M Goetchius
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Beverly Hills, CA 90210
Therapy is an opportunity to gain objectivity and insight to what is working and what isn't working. Using a strength based approach, I support individuals, couples and families who are challenged with; relationships, career, parenting, depression, anxiety or substance use. I understand how daunting it can be to enact change. It takes support, strategy and a safe space to flush out ideas and process feelings. I have over 30 years of experience and have cultivated a unique and effective intuitive style as a therapist that only comes with practical knowledge and years of application .
Therapy is an opportunity to gain objectivity and insight to what is working and what isn't working. Using a strength based approach, I support individuals, couples and families who are challenged with; relationships, career, parenting, depression, anxiety or substance use. I understand how daunting it can be to enact change. It takes support, strategy and a safe space to flush out ideas and process feelings. I have over 30 years of experience and have cultivated a unique and effective intuitive style as a therapist that only comes with practical knowledge and years of application .
(323) 894-0651 View (323) 894-0651
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Rima Danielle Jomaa
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, MFT
Verified Verified
7 Endorsed
Beverly Hills, CA 90210  (Online Only)
I create a confidential space for you to safely explore your mental health concerns & gain practical tools to apply to your daily life. I offer short- & long-term therapy. I collaborate with you to understand your needs & goals. Then I create a treatment plan that is unique for you, based on what you need. I teach tools that have been proven to work in the past for my clients or for me. My clients tend to struggle with anxiety, depression, self-comparison, body image/EDs, trauma, abuse, substance use/addiction, relationship issues, spirituality questions, lack of self-esteem/confidence, stress, setting boundaries, & communication.
I create a confidential space for you to safely explore your mental health concerns & gain practical tools to apply to your daily life. I offer short- & long-term therapy. I collaborate with you to understand your needs & goals. Then I create a treatment plan that is unique for you, based on what you need. I teach tools that have been proven to work in the past for my clients or for me. My clients tend to struggle with anxiety, depression, self-comparison, body image/EDs, trauma, abuse, substance use/addiction, relationship issues, spirituality questions, lack of self-esteem/confidence, stress, setting boundaries, & communication.
(442) 255-7027 View (442) 255-7027
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Nicholas Russi
Drug & Alcohol Counselor, LAADC-S, CCS, ICAADC
Verified Verified
Beverly Hills, CA 90210
It's important to note that I am a Counselor specializing in Substance Use/Addictions/Alcoholism AND other problems that commonly associated.
**Telehealth Video sessions are available** Are you having trouble controlling your drinking but feel like "rehab" isn't for you? Have loved ones in your life pleaded with you to stop? Is your alcohol or drug use causing relationship issues? Anxiety problems? I know exactly how your feeling. Alcohol or drug abuse can extremely difficult to manage on your own. For the last 19 years I’ve been helping clients navigate the personal recovery process and the trials and tribulations they come with it. If you are in a place in your life where you are ready to make some needed changes, I can help you be free from the grips of addiction.
It's important to note that I am a Counselor specializing in Substance Use/Addictions/Alcoholism AND other problems that commonly associated.
**Telehealth Video sessions are available** Are you having trouble controlling your drinking but feel like "rehab" isn't for you? Have loved ones in your life pleaded with you to stop? Is your alcohol or drug use causing relationship issues? Anxiety problems? I know exactly how your feeling. Alcohol or drug abuse can extremely difficult to manage on your own. For the last 19 years I’ve been helping clients navigate the personal recovery process and the trials and tribulations they come with it. If you are in a place in your life where you are ready to make some needed changes, I can help you be free from the grips of addiction.
(626) 264-8545 View (626) 264-8545
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Dr. Barbra Payne
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
5 Endorsed
Beverly Hills, CA 90210  (Online Only)
As a psychologist, it is my belief that the therapy hour, the therapy relationship, is expressly unique. One that is devoted exclusively to you - where memories of the past stream into thoughts of the future and all is said in a protected, confidential space. Whether you are dealing with relationship or trauma issues, or seeking treatment for symptoms of depression, anxiety or substance use, the process of therapy can serve to clarify underlying feelings, reveal patterns - make the unconscious conscious. In doing so, therapy can enhance a person's sense of empowerment, enrich relationship experiences, illuminate the Self.
As a psychologist, it is my belief that the therapy hour, the therapy relationship, is expressly unique. One that is devoted exclusively to you - where memories of the past stream into thoughts of the future and all is said in a protected, confidential space. Whether you are dealing with relationship or trauma issues, or seeking treatment for symptoms of depression, anxiety or substance use, the process of therapy can serve to clarify underlying feelings, reveal patterns - make the unconscious conscious. In doing so, therapy can enhance a person's sense of empowerment, enrich relationship experiences, illuminate the Self.
(323) 405-7885 View (323) 405-7885
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Delena Zimmerman
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Beverly Hills, CA 90210
I specialize in working with alcoholism and substance use disorders.
As a strengths-based therapist, I am here as a warm and compassionate partner to walk alongside you through some of life's most difficult challenges. I offer a safe, non-judgmental space to explore, process, and cope with past pain, present fears, and future uncertainties. I provide empathy, insight, and a fresh perspective, as we sort through the muck of life together, and you discover your own inner strength and power. You experience healing hope. I'm highly intuitive, coupled with an open heart, and experience working with a range of emotional issues to help guide you toward leading the fulfilling life you desire.
I specialize in working with alcoholism and substance use disorders.
As a strengths-based therapist, I am here as a warm and compassionate partner to walk alongside you through some of life's most difficult challenges. I offer a safe, non-judgmental space to explore, process, and cope with past pain, present fears, and future uncertainties. I provide empathy, insight, and a fresh perspective, as we sort through the muck of life together, and you discover your own inner strength and power. You experience healing hope. I'm highly intuitive, coupled with an open heart, and experience working with a range of emotional issues to help guide you toward leading the fulfilling life you desire.
(213) 223-8027 View (213) 223-8027
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Laura Kahwaji Psy.D., Clinical Psychologist
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
Beverly Hills, CA 90210
Waitlist for new clients
My specialty includes substance use, depression, anxiety, trauma, life transitions, relationships, & severe mental illness.
My goal as a therapist is to create a safe space for you to freely express your thoughts and feelings about life's complexities. Together we will work on making changes to benefit your life. I believe everyone is capable of change, but does not know how or want to put in the work. I want to motivate you to succeed at creating the life that you want. I often tell people that looking for a therapist is like finding the right pair of shoes, sometimes you get lucky on that first try and other times you need to keep looking. Please don't hesitate to call me.
My specialty includes substance use, depression, anxiety, trauma, life transitions, relationships, & severe mental illness.
My goal as a therapist is to create a safe space for you to freely express your thoughts and feelings about life's complexities. Together we will work on making changes to benefit your life. I believe everyone is capable of change, but does not know how or want to put in the work. I want to motivate you to succeed at creating the life that you want. I often tell people that looking for a therapist is like finding the right pair of shoes, sometimes you get lucky on that first try and other times you need to keep looking. Please don't hesitate to call me.
(747) 269-6764 View (747) 269-6764
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Athena Family Services
MA
Verified Verified
Beverly Hills, CA 90210
We specialize in working with adolescents, young adults, and their families who are struggling to support the client and help them learn how to cope with the world. Wether they are dealing with anxiety, depression, substance use (experimenting or advanced), ASD, failure-to-launch or just teen angst- we pair each client with a therapeutic mentor who is close in age and relatable, who can work with the client one-on-one out in the community where they are experiencing difficulties and help them learn the tools to be successful. Regardless of what they are facing, our mentors are trained to help support clients in facing their issues.
We specialize in working with adolescents, young adults, and their families who are struggling to support the client and help them learn how to cope with the world. Wether they are dealing with anxiety, depression, substance use (experimenting or advanced), ASD, failure-to-launch or just teen angst- we pair each client with a therapeutic mentor who is close in age and relatable, who can work with the client one-on-one out in the community where they are experiencing difficulties and help them learn the tools to be successful. Regardless of what they are facing, our mentors are trained to help support clients in facing their issues.
(424) 239-2715 View (424) 239-2715
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Joelle Jacobson
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT, PPS
Verified Verified
Beverly Hills, CA 90210  (Online Only)
Welcome to your new story, where the journey of self-discovery and healing begins. Recognizing the need for support and reaching out for interventions can be challenging. It takes courage to accept you need help. Whether you're suffering from anxiety, depression, substance use disorder and/or trauma, know that I am here to walk alongside you on your path to becoming the best version of yourself. I create a safe environment where we build a strong therapeutic relationship, so you can trust the work you're doing and lean into the process.
Welcome to your new story, where the journey of self-discovery and healing begins. Recognizing the need for support and reaching out for interventions can be challenging. It takes courage to accept you need help. Whether you're suffering from anxiety, depression, substance use disorder and/or trauma, know that I am here to walk alongside you on your path to becoming the best version of yourself. I create a safe environment where we build a strong therapeutic relationship, so you can trust the work you're doing and lean into the process.
(424) 500-5228 View (424) 500-5228
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Emily R. Adili
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Beverly Hills, CA 90210  (Online Only)
I believe life is all about relationships. The relationship you have to yourself, your family, your dreams, the world around you. What does it look like? What do you want it to look like? I am a strengths based therapist that specializes in working with adolescents, teens, young adults, and families. I am passionate about helping young people find their voice and learn the skills necessary to feel confident and capable as they enter their next stage of life. I also have extensive experience working with those struggling with substance use, recovery based principles, and LGBTQIA+ populations.
I believe life is all about relationships. The relationship you have to yourself, your family, your dreams, the world around you. What does it look like? What do you want it to look like? I am a strengths based therapist that specializes in working with adolescents, teens, young adults, and families. I am passionate about helping young people find their voice and learn the skills necessary to feel confident and capable as they enter their next stage of life. I also have extensive experience working with those struggling with substance use, recovery based principles, and LGBTQIA+ populations.
(818) 930-5932 View (818) 930-5932
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Jeff Chenoweth
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Beverly Hills, CA 90210
Looking for help with emotional obstacles? You may be carrying extra baggage, repeating unproductive thought or behavior patterns, and feeling stuck in life. Struggling with the negative effects of substance use? What if you could address these issues and make positive changes? How would it feel to accept yourself fully? To leave behind what is no longer serving you? To be creative and take risks that help you move forward? Confidently find ways to accommodate the new and different. Overcome obstacles and grow into the life you are meant to have.
Looking for help with emotional obstacles? You may be carrying extra baggage, repeating unproductive thought or behavior patterns, and feeling stuck in life. Struggling with the negative effects of substance use? What if you could address these issues and make positive changes? How would it feel to accept yourself fully? To leave behind what is no longer serving you? To be creative and take risks that help you move forward? Confidently find ways to accommodate the new and different. Overcome obstacles and grow into the life you are meant to have.
(310) 231-6756 View (310) 231-6756
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Lauren Steffel
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
18 Endorsed
Beverly Hills, CA 90210  (Online Only)
I have significant experience as a psychologist in comprehensive DBT programs, as well as in outpatient & inpatient trauma and substance use clinics.
Are you looking for an active, evidence-based approach to address trauma, overwhelming emotions, anxiety, or addiction? If you feel stuck in sadness, fear, worry, or shame, we will use proven techniques from CBT, DBT, ACT, EMDR, and mindfulness to not just reduce your symptoms, but help you build a life worth living. Together, we will identify and understand beliefs or patterns of response that hold you back. With compassion and humor, I will help you stop avoiding, face your fears, and live according to the values and goals that matter most to you. I am licensed in CA (30891), NY (021345), VA (0810008541) and FL (TPPY1954).
I have significant experience as a psychologist in comprehensive DBT programs, as well as in outpatient & inpatient trauma and substance use clinics.
Are you looking for an active, evidence-based approach to address trauma, overwhelming emotions, anxiety, or addiction? If you feel stuck in sadness, fear, worry, or shame, we will use proven techniques from CBT, DBT, ACT, EMDR, and mindfulness to not just reduce your symptoms, but help you build a life worth living. Together, we will identify and understand beliefs or patterns of response that hold you back. With compassion and humor, I will help you stop avoiding, face your fears, and live according to the values and goals that matter most to you. I am licensed in CA (30891), NY (021345), VA (0810008541) and FL (TPPY1954).
(310) 904-6013 View (310) 904-6013

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Substance Use Therapists

How do substance and drug recovery or rehabilitation programs work?

In inpatient programs, individuals live in a facility with other clients in recovery; in outpatient programs, individuals reside at home. These facilities are staffed with healthcare professionals including physicians, nurses, psychologists, counselors, and psychotherapists. Staff often also includes people who have recovered themselves, serving as mentors and guides. These programs may use abstinence, harm reduction, detoxification, psychotherapy, and other methods.

How do 12-step programs combined with psychotherapy work?

Members of 12-step programs help each other reach abstinence and work to maintain it. These programs promote complete change in the individual’s emotional, mental, physical, and even spiritual perspectives. Some programs require that new members attend 90 meetings in 90 days. Many people do attend these programs in conjunction with their work in psychotherapy; the combination of therapy along with 12-step can be extremely effective.

How does harm reduction combined with psychotherapy work?

According to the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, harm reduction prevents death, injury, disease, overdose, and substance misuse. People who choose harm reduction for substance use reduce the amount of drugs they consume. It is not abstinence-based like a 12-step program, but combining harm reduction with psychotherapy proves to be effective for many people.

Are there specific medications for substance and drug use?

There are medications approved to treat substance use disorder—such as buprenorphine, methadone, naltrexone, and acamprosate. These medications do help people cope with substance use as well as avoid the problem of relapse. Naltrexone can help reduce cravings, methadone is an opioid medication used to treat severe pain, and acamprosate may help ease symptoms like poor sleep and anxious feelings.