Substance Use Therapists in Culver City, CA

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Kurt Vaillancourt
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Culver City, CA 90232  (Online Only)
For nearly 20 years, I have worked with adults, families, and couples both individually and in group settings. Some of the areas I have provided treatment for include substance use/abuse, depression, anxiety, grief/loss, and adjustment disorders due to life transitions. I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT) in the state of California and obtained a Doctorate Degree in Clinical Psychology (Psy.D.) in 2005.
For nearly 20 years, I have worked with adults, families, and couples both individually and in group settings. Some of the areas I have provided treatment for include substance use/abuse, depression, anxiety, grief/loss, and adjustment disorders due to life transitions. I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT) in the state of California and obtained a Doctorate Degree in Clinical Psychology (Psy.D.) in 2005.
(408) 340-9952 View (408) 340-9952
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Erika Chawla
Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor, LPCC, LCPC
Verified Verified
Culver City, CA 90066
Hello. Struggling with symptoms of anxiety and/or depression? Maybe substance use or other problematic behaviors? Perhaps you are going through a life transition or questioning an important relationship. Maybe you can't quite identify what is wrong but you would like to talk to a well-practiced professional. I'm glad you are here.
Hello. Struggling with symptoms of anxiety and/or depression? Maybe substance use or other problematic behaviors? Perhaps you are going through a life transition or questioning an important relationship. Maybe you can't quite identify what is wrong but you would like to talk to a well-practiced professional. I'm glad you are here.
(331) 258-5608 View (331) 258-5608
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Susanna De Mari
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Culver City, CA 90230
There are times in our lives when we may need support in navigating certain life-challenging situations or emotions. If you are struggling to feel connected, unhappy with where you are in life, often feel anxious, and experience relationship challenges; then therapy is an opportunity to take a look at potential patterns that might repeat in your life and make changes. My psychotherapy practice is primarily focused on helping people who are struggling with the effects of trauma, relationship stress, depression, anxiety, substance use and addiction. I can support you in strengthening your sense of self and healing process.
There are times in our lives when we may need support in navigating certain life-challenging situations or emotions. If you are struggling to feel connected, unhappy with where you are in life, often feel anxious, and experience relationship challenges; then therapy is an opportunity to take a look at potential patterns that might repeat in your life and make changes. My psychotherapy practice is primarily focused on helping people who are struggling with the effects of trauma, relationship stress, depression, anxiety, substance use and addiction. I can support you in strengthening your sense of self and healing process.
(310) 905-8436 View (310) 905-8436
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Ava Martinez
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Culver City, CA 90230  (Online Only)
I specialize in the treatment of trauma, eating disorders, substance use disorders, and self-harming behaviors.
I'm a licensed marriage and family therapist in California, providing feminist and trauma-informed therapy to adolescents, adults, and couples. I am particularly passionate about collaborating with my clients to unpack and process the complex trauma associated with holding marginalized identities. Additionally, I have a background and training in the treatment of eating disorders, self-harm, and substance use disorders. My work with couples focuses on non-traditional couples.
I specialize in the treatment of trauma, eating disorders, substance use disorders, and self-harming behaviors.
I'm a licensed marriage and family therapist in California, providing feminist and trauma-informed therapy to adolescents, adults, and couples. I am particularly passionate about collaborating with my clients to unpack and process the complex trauma associated with holding marginalized identities. Additionally, I have a background and training in the treatment of eating disorders, self-harm, and substance use disorders. My work with couples focuses on non-traditional couples.
(323) 940-5489 View (323) 940-5489
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Eric Rubey
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Culver City, CA 90232
Hi there, My name is Eric Rubey and I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. I work with children, adolescents, teens, adults, and families. I have spent most of my career working with and treating anxiety, depression, suicidal ideation and behaviors, trauma, parenting, and substance use and abuse. I believe good therapy stems from non-judgment and acceptance. I utilize a Strength-Based, Person-Centered approach with elements of Motivational Interviewing, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, and Narrative modalities. My goal is to walk beside you on your journey and collaborate with you on where you want to go.
Hi there, My name is Eric Rubey and I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. I work with children, adolescents, teens, adults, and families. I have spent most of my career working with and treating anxiety, depression, suicidal ideation and behaviors, trauma, parenting, and substance use and abuse. I believe good therapy stems from non-judgment and acceptance. I utilize a Strength-Based, Person-Centered approach with elements of Motivational Interviewing, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, and Narrative modalities. My goal is to walk beside you on your journey and collaborate with you on where you want to go.
(310) 986-3754 View (310) 986-3754
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Delena Zimmerman
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Culver City, CA 90230
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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Judith Crane Psychotherapy
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT, LPCC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Culver City, CA 90066
Strength Hope Resiliency Positivity Gratitude Healing These are key concepts that I highlight in my work as a Marriage and Family Therapist. I have been working over 15 years as a clinician with people from age 14 to 90 and their families. The issues brought to me most often include substance use disorder, depression, anxiety, personality disorders, trauma, grief and loss and difficulties in relationships. My approach is one of collaboration and a compassionate attitude toward the person to develop a good rapport and a mutual understanding of the goals for treatment. My techniques are tailored to the person
Strength Hope Resiliency Positivity Gratitude Healing These are key concepts that I highlight in my work as a Marriage and Family Therapist. I have been working over 15 years as a clinician with people from age 14 to 90 and their families. The issues brought to me most often include substance use disorder, depression, anxiety, personality disorders, trauma, grief and loss and difficulties in relationships. My approach is one of collaboration and a compassionate attitude toward the person to develop a good rapport and a mutual understanding of the goals for treatment. My techniques are tailored to the person
(562) 354-8182 View (562) 354-8182
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Arlene Springer
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Culver City, CA 90232  (Online Only)
My style is direct, empathetic, and supportive. Most of my experience is with helping adults with substance use disorders and their family members. Many of my patients also struggle with anxiety, depression, mood regulation, and ADHD. I encourage building community support, setting up accountabilities, and self-reflection. I believe that people are capable of making changes and healing from past hurts. I find that people are often damaged through relationships and as a result, healthy relationships are necessary for healing. I work to provide a safe place for people to be transparent and open.
My style is direct, empathetic, and supportive. Most of my experience is with helping adults with substance use disorders and their family members. Many of my patients also struggle with anxiety, depression, mood regulation, and ADHD. I encourage building community support, setting up accountabilities, and self-reflection. I believe that people are capable of making changes and healing from past hurts. I find that people are often damaged through relationships and as a result, healthy relationships are necessary for healing. I work to provide a safe place for people to be transparent and open.
(424) 799-3499 View (424) 799-3499
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Maxine M. Hughes
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT, CST-C
Verified Verified
Culver City, CA 90233  (Online Only)
I find that adults can hold the impact of childhood trauma for years before seeking psychotherapy and often mask their pain with anxiety, depression, difficulties with vulnerability and substance use.
Is it difficult to trust others or your partner? Do you find yourself avoiding people or lacking energy to do the things you enjoy? Would you like a better relationship with yourself and others? I am cisgender LGBTQ affirmative therapist, my goal is to provide a sex positive environment for you to be authentically who you are, without judgment. During short term treatment I will provide you with tools to find practical solutions to your challenges.
I find that adults can hold the impact of childhood trauma for years before seeking psychotherapy and often mask their pain with anxiety, depression, difficulties with vulnerability and substance use.
Is it difficult to trust others or your partner? Do you find yourself avoiding people or lacking energy to do the things you enjoy? Would you like a better relationship with yourself and others? I am cisgender LGBTQ affirmative therapist, my goal is to provide a sex positive environment for you to be authentically who you are, without judgment. During short term treatment I will provide you with tools to find practical solutions to your challenges.
(951) 692-4360 View (951) 692-4360
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Dr. Gautami Ashok
Psychologist, PsyD, MSc
Verified Verified
Culver City, CA 90232
I have experience and interest in working with adults who struggle with anxiety, depression, history of trauma, relationships, substance use and abuse (including sex addiction), sexually deviant thoughts, sexual abuse, and sexual intimacy.
In dealing with stressors, life events, challenging relationships, and traumatic experiences we develop patterns to keep ourselves safe and sane; which often also limits us. The challenge is unlearning these narratives and trusting our innate wisdom. When we feel safe, secure and accepted for who we are we can begin the process of shedding what doesn’t work for us, while exploring our untapped potential. I believe you are the master of your story; and I hope to create a safe space where we can gain insight about your inner battles, develop skills to enhance holistic development, and realize the potential of your authentic self.
I have experience and interest in working with adults who struggle with anxiety, depression, history of trauma, relationships, substance use and abuse (including sex addiction), sexually deviant thoughts, sexual abuse, and sexual intimacy.
In dealing with stressors, life events, challenging relationships, and traumatic experiences we develop patterns to keep ourselves safe and sane; which often also limits us. The challenge is unlearning these narratives and trusting our innate wisdom. When we feel safe, secure and accepted for who we are we can begin the process of shedding what doesn’t work for us, while exploring our untapped potential. I believe you are the master of your story; and I hope to create a safe space where we can gain insight about your inner battles, develop skills to enhance holistic development, and realize the potential of your authentic self.
(916) 848-5866 View (916) 848-5866
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Anna R. Johnson
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
Culver City, CA 90230  (Online Only)
Anna Johnson received her master's degree from the University of Southern California (USC) Suzanne Dworak-Peck School of Social Work where she received advanced training in mental health. Anna received her Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) degree in Social Work and Psychology from Concordia College. Upon completion of her B.A., Anna worked primarily with government-funded agencies where she gained extensive knowledge in foster care, adoption, and the family court system.
Anna Johnson received her master's degree from the University of Southern California (USC) Suzanne Dworak-Peck School of Social Work where she received advanced training in mental health. Anna received her Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) degree in Social Work and Psychology from Concordia College. Upon completion of her B.A., Anna worked primarily with government-funded agencies where she gained extensive knowledge in foster care, adoption, and the family court system.
(424) 291-5452 View (424) 291-5452
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Howard P Goodman
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
Culver City, CA 90230
I help individuals, couples, and families work through the places they feel stuck so they can achieve their own version of success. I meet people wherever they are empathically, respectfully, and without judgment. My specialties include Relationship and Family issues; Depression, Anxiety, Trauma, PTSD as well as Substance abuse. My work is informed by Internal Family Systems (IFS) and the latest findings in neuroscience. After 15 years, I also find that a lot of insight and healing happens in the spaces where science, psychology, and spirituality rub up against each other.
I help individuals, couples, and families work through the places they feel stuck so they can achieve their own version of success. I meet people wherever they are empathically, respectfully, and without judgment. My specialties include Relationship and Family issues; Depression, Anxiety, Trauma, PTSD as well as Substance abuse. My work is informed by Internal Family Systems (IFS) and the latest findings in neuroscience. After 15 years, I also find that a lot of insight and healing happens in the spaces where science, psychology, and spirituality rub up against each other.
(415) 704-0579 View (415) 704-0579
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Derek Scott Hoxby
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT, CADC-II, SEP
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Culver City, CA 90230
I have a specialization working with couples, families and individuals; as well as substance abuse/chemical dependency and addiction treatment (porn, sex & gambling). In many cases the depressed and anxious client is self medicating in some way to alter underlying feelings of depression, anxiety and intimacy/attachment issues. I use Somatic Experiencing, a very effective treatment for trauma/PTSD symptoms, helping the body and mind regulate itself. Clients in relationships with loved ones addicted or abusing substances can benefit from therapy to learn how to take care of themselves so as to limit the toxicity of the proximity
I have a specialization working with couples, families and individuals; as well as substance abuse/chemical dependency and addiction treatment (porn, sex & gambling). In many cases the depressed and anxious client is self medicating in some way to alter underlying feelings of depression, anxiety and intimacy/attachment issues. I use Somatic Experiencing, a very effective treatment for trauma/PTSD symptoms, helping the body and mind regulate itself. Clients in relationships with loved ones addicted or abusing substances can benefit from therapy to learn how to take care of themselves so as to limit the toxicity of the proximity
(310) 861-7215 View (310) 861-7215
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Valerie Reich
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, AMFT, APCC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Culver City, CA 90232
Now Accepting New Clients! My best-fit client is someone who is open to exploring their own healing. Are you burnt-out on life, career, and/or relationships? Are you going through a transition or experiencing sudden change? Have substances, sex, or shopping begun to take up too much of your time? Do you feel your relationships are lacking in some way, or things are feeling tense and difficult? My best fit-clients experience all of these and more, and are ready to make some changes in their lives.
Now Accepting New Clients! My best-fit client is someone who is open to exploring their own healing. Are you burnt-out on life, career, and/or relationships? Are you going through a transition or experiencing sudden change? Have substances, sex, or shopping begun to take up too much of your time? Do you feel your relationships are lacking in some way, or things are feeling tense and difficult? My best fit-clients experience all of these and more, and are ready to make some changes in their lives.
(747) 269-6629 View (747) 269-6629
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Justin Mink
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Culver City, CA 90230
I am a West-Los Angeles LCSW, offering both in-person and tele-therapy sessions, working with both individuals and couples. My style as a therapist is warm and challenging, direct and engaging. I know that no two clients are the same, and treat each client with a specific approach tailored to their wants and needs. The primary topics I work with are addiction, depression/anxiety, physical pain and couple's issues (I am a LEVEL 3 Gottman Method therapist). If you're ready to take that leap and give therapy a try, or return to therapy, give me a call or shoot me an email. You can learn more about me on my webstie.
I am a West-Los Angeles LCSW, offering both in-person and tele-therapy sessions, working with both individuals and couples. My style as a therapist is warm and challenging, direct and engaging. I know that no two clients are the same, and treat each client with a specific approach tailored to their wants and needs. The primary topics I work with are addiction, depression/anxiety, physical pain and couple's issues (I am a LEVEL 3 Gottman Method therapist). If you're ready to take that leap and give therapy a try, or return to therapy, give me a call or shoot me an email. You can learn more about me on my webstie.
(310) 984-7249 View (310) 984-7249
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Anahis Tahmasian
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Culver City, CA 90232  (Online Only)
I believe in evidence-based therapies and utilize Cognitive Behavioral Therapy as I strive to help my clients process their emotions and feelings to reach a place where they can work through their struggles in a healthy, productive way. I understand that therapy can be a new experience for some people, and would love to help to find ease in your everyday stressors with the use of my knowledge, care, and passion for this work. I am well versed in co-occurring disorders and realize that there is usually more than one issue present in a person's life causing them to experience stressors.
I believe in evidence-based therapies and utilize Cognitive Behavioral Therapy as I strive to help my clients process their emotions and feelings to reach a place where they can work through their struggles in a healthy, productive way. I understand that therapy can be a new experience for some people, and would love to help to find ease in your everyday stressors with the use of my knowledge, care, and passion for this work. I am well versed in co-occurring disorders and realize that there is usually more than one issue present in a person's life causing them to experience stressors.
(415) 853-3340 View (415) 853-3340
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Brain RX
Verified Verified
Culver City, CA 90232
Brain RX was created to help people clear their head of unwanted, unhelpful, stuck mental patterns and start living a life of direction, purposefulness and hope. Microcurrent Direct Neurofeedback is a quick, passive, painless, safe and effective treatment that helps reset the brain a neurological level. This FDA-cleared treatment is a holistic, drug-free approach to combatting a number of symptoms and disorders. RE-TRAIN. CHANGE. RE-ORGANIZE.
Brain RX was created to help people clear their head of unwanted, unhelpful, stuck mental patterns and start living a life of direction, purposefulness and hope. Microcurrent Direct Neurofeedback is a quick, passive, painless, safe and effective treatment that helps reset the brain a neurological level. This FDA-cleared treatment is a holistic, drug-free approach to combatting a number of symptoms and disorders. RE-TRAIN. CHANGE. RE-ORGANIZE.
(858) 281-0740 View (858) 281-0740
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Ken Seman
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-R, SAP
Verified Verified
Culver City, CA 90230
It is my experience after practicing over 24 years that it is not so much what you think that is important rather it is how you feel. We are motivated by our feelings. A thought is usually not sufficient to initiate lasting change unless it is connected to a feeling. Psychotherapy is usually sought when the individual is in crisis and feels overwhelmed. When an individual is overwhelmed it is like being overloaded with more hurt then can be lived with. The therapist is a catalyst to help the individual integrate their feelings and thoughts and to live in the present.
It is my experience after practicing over 24 years that it is not so much what you think that is important rather it is how you feel. We are motivated by our feelings. A thought is usually not sufficient to initiate lasting change unless it is connected to a feeling. Psychotherapy is usually sought when the individual is in crisis and feels overwhelmed. When an individual is overwhelmed it is like being overloaded with more hurt then can be lived with. The therapist is a catalyst to help the individual integrate their feelings and thoughts and to live in the present.
(424) 345-1381 View (424) 345-1381
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Jason Gipstein
Marriage & Family Therapist
Verified Verified
Culver City, CA 90230
By the time clients reach my door, they've often felt stuck--either individually or relationally--for quite some time. One of my greatest strengths is the ability to help people to identify the factors that are keeping them from moving forward and the steps that it will take to change the status quo. I work with clients in an active yet compassionate way to help them to achieve their goals. Also, I'm often able to help clients to access greater inspiration and support from whatever type of spirituality they've experienced.
By the time clients reach my door, they've often felt stuck--either individually or relationally--for quite some time. One of my greatest strengths is the ability to help people to identify the factors that are keeping them from moving forward and the steps that it will take to change the status quo. I work with clients in an active yet compassionate way to help them to achieve their goals. Also, I'm often able to help clients to access greater inspiration and support from whatever type of spirituality they've experienced.
(310) 299-8236 View (310) 299-8236
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Michelle Scott
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
5 Endorsed
Culver City, CA 90230
The fabric of our lives is interwoven to create a tapestry that is unique to our experiences. At times, some of those experiences can feel overwhelming and confusing to make sense of. Therapy is a highly creative process that allows for weaving in and expanding upon parts of the tapestry, to provide a more robust and multidimensional landscape. So often, we hide parts of ourselves that feel unacceptable and intolerable to others. Together, we can be curious and inviting, creating a space for all of these parts of yourself to be present so that you can foster better relations with yourself and others.
The fabric of our lives is interwoven to create a tapestry that is unique to our experiences. At times, some of those experiences can feel overwhelming and confusing to make sense of. Therapy is a highly creative process that allows for weaving in and expanding upon parts of the tapestry, to provide a more robust and multidimensional landscape. So often, we hide parts of ourselves that feel unacceptable and intolerable to others. Together, we can be curious and inviting, creating a space for all of these parts of yourself to be present so that you can foster better relations with yourself and others.
(323) 673-8430 View (323) 673-8430

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.