Substance Use Therapists in East Los Angeles, CA

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Desiree Trujeque
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
East Los Angeles, CA 90022  (Online Only)
While providing a safe space, I am here to support you with working on substance use disorders, anxiety, depression, trauma, stress, relationships and self esteem issues.
In today's challenging times, you may have noticed your stress level's seem increased, you're experiencing anxiety and worry more often or maybe your personal, professional or relational experiences are leaving you feeling confused, overwhelmed, exhausted or powerless. With the ever increasing demands of today's changing world, maybe you've given preference to something besides your mental and emotional wellness. You are not alone and you don't have to suffer in silence.
While providing a safe space, I am here to support you with working on substance use disorders, anxiety, depression, trauma, stress, relationships and self esteem issues.
In today's challenging times, you may have noticed your stress level's seem increased, you're experiencing anxiety and worry more often or maybe your personal, professional or relational experiences are leaving you feeling confused, overwhelmed, exhausted or powerless. With the ever increasing demands of today's changing world, maybe you've given preference to something besides your mental and emotional wellness. You are not alone and you don't have to suffer in silence.
(323) 403-4032 View (323) 403-4032
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Esther Rosales
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
East Los Angeles, CA 90022
Waitlist for new clients
Hi, my name is Esther Rosales and I am licensed Marriage & Family Therapist. I bring a fresh approach to psychotherapy and invite you to call me for a free consultation. I provide services to teens, families, couples, and adults in the Los Angeles area. We will work together to overcome whatever challenge you may be struggling with. My experience includes working with those navigating challenges in Grief & Loss, Relationships, depression, anxiety, trauma, and interpersonal difficulties. Hola, mi nombre es Esther Rosales, ofrezco un enfoque refrescante a la psicoterapia. Llama me para una consulta gratuita.
Hi, my name is Esther Rosales and I am licensed Marriage & Family Therapist. I bring a fresh approach to psychotherapy and invite you to call me for a free consultation. I provide services to teens, families, couples, and adults in the Los Angeles area. We will work together to overcome whatever challenge you may be struggling with. My experience includes working with those navigating challenges in Grief & Loss, Relationships, depression, anxiety, trauma, and interpersonal difficulties. Hola, mi nombre es Esther Rosales, ofrezco un enfoque refrescante a la psicoterapia. Llama me para una consulta gratuita.
(323) 680-5986 View (323) 680-5986
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Kristen Tachiki
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
East Los Angeles, CA 90022
My path has to lead me to be here with you on this journey and it is my honor to grace this path with you.
My path has to lead me to be here with you on this journey and it is my honor to grace this path with you.
(818) 650-3615 View (818) 650-3615
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Jeremy Rhoades
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
East Los Angeles, CA 90022
Hi there, I'm Jeremy! I am a Marriage and Family Therapist and Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor, with special training in Harm Reduction, trauma-informed care, and nondual awareness practice. I have an MA in Transpersonal Counseling Psychology (JFK University) including courses in Dream Studies and Consciousness Studies, and intensive ongoing training in addressing and healing from trauma.
Hi there, I'm Jeremy! I am a Marriage and Family Therapist and Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor, with special training in Harm Reduction, trauma-informed care, and nondual awareness practice. I have an MA in Transpersonal Counseling Psychology (JFK University) including courses in Dream Studies and Consciousness Studies, and intensive ongoing training in addressing and healing from trauma.
(323) 784-1358 View (323) 784-1358
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Larry Hanville
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
East Los Angeles, CA 90022
I have been a licensed therapist for over 25 years. I have worked in both for-profit and nonprofit settings and have worked with a variety of different clients experiencing mental health issues. I am a strength-based therapist and believe that every individual is unique and brings their own story to therapy. Connection and understanding are at the heart of a good therapeutic relationship which I bring as an experienced clinician. I have worked with individuals experiencing anxiety and all of the symptoms associated with daily stress.
I have been a licensed therapist for over 25 years. I have worked in both for-profit and nonprofit settings and have worked with a variety of different clients experiencing mental health issues. I am a strength-based therapist and believe that every individual is unique and brings their own story to therapy. Connection and understanding are at the heart of a good therapeutic relationship which I bring as an experienced clinician. I have worked with individuals experiencing anxiety and all of the symptoms associated with daily stress.
(661) 219-7521 View (661) 219-7521
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Dr. Rob Wolff
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
East Los Angeles, CA 90022
A well-balanced life, a sense of harmony, and living as our authentic selves. This is a desire held by many, but sometimes we don’t quite know how to achieve this or address the roadblocks in our lives. I’m Dr. Rob Wolff, and I find no greater joy than helping people identify what their best life looks like and how to start living that best life. Some of life’s challenges may include depression, anxiety, substance abuse, relationship problems, sexual health, and navigating difficult situations. To reach our maximum potential, we must connect with, and live as our authentic selves.
A well-balanced life, a sense of harmony, and living as our authentic selves. This is a desire held by many, but sometimes we don’t quite know how to achieve this or address the roadblocks in our lives. I’m Dr. Rob Wolff, and I find no greater joy than helping people identify what their best life looks like and how to start living that best life. Some of life’s challenges may include depression, anxiety, substance abuse, relationship problems, sexual health, and navigating difficult situations. To reach our maximum potential, we must connect with, and live as our authentic selves.
(951) 494-4150 View (951) 494-4150
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Tricia Kayiatos-Smith
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
East Los Angeles, CA 90022
Not accepting new clients
Therapy can be a transformative experience of acknowledging Self and finding a higher level of functioning. The relationship between therapist and client facilitates gentle and foundational changes aiming to discard dysfunctional coping skills and to acquire healthier tools for living. I intend to create an accepting and nonjudgmental space and connect with my clients through compassion, empathy and unconditional positive regard. I understand and cherish the intimacy and honor that is my role in my clients' lives.
Therapy can be a transformative experience of acknowledging Self and finding a higher level of functioning. The relationship between therapist and client facilitates gentle and foundational changes aiming to discard dysfunctional coping skills and to acquire healthier tools for living. I intend to create an accepting and nonjudgmental space and connect with my clients through compassion, empathy and unconditional positive regard. I understand and cherish the intimacy and honor that is my role in my clients' lives.
(323) 831-7107 View (323) 831-7107

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Nicholas Charles Russi
Drug & Alcohol Counselor, LAADC-S, CCS, ICAADC
Verified Verified
Monterey Park, CA 91754
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 you’re feeling. Alcohol or drug abuse can be 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 you’re feeling. Alcohol or drug abuse can be 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.
(323) 310-1128 View (323) 310-1128
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Nicholle E. Lovely
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Los Angeles, CA 90023  (Online Only)
Are you someone who is struggling with relationships, anger issues, substance use, depression, and/or anxiety and need support now? Then you have already taken the first step to achieving a better life for yourself! Most people's intention is to live a happier, healthier, more peaceful life. You can do this! Build your self esteem and receive assertiveness training, anger management, and mindfulness strategies that enhance your life in order to better cope and be stress free. Nicholle Lovely, LMFT is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist who is here to support you with alleviating dis-ease and living your best life!
Are you someone who is struggling with relationships, anger issues, substance use, depression, and/or anxiety and need support now? Then you have already taken the first step to achieving a better life for yourself! Most people's intention is to live a happier, healthier, more peaceful life. You can do this! Build your self esteem and receive assertiveness training, anger management, and mindfulness strategies that enhance your life in order to better cope and be stress free. Nicholle Lovely, LMFT is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist who is here to support you with alleviating dis-ease and living your best life!
(510) 738-3944 View (510) 738-3944
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Whitney Bruice
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Montebello, CA 90640
Increasing awareness and learning effective ways to cope and handle situations as well as communicate feelings can lead to positive change and more meaningful relationships. Anxiety, depression, relationships, sexuality, gender identity, substance use, exercise/eating/sleeping routines are some of the subjects we can explore. I also enjoy working with people who want to improve their athletic performance.
Increasing awareness and learning effective ways to cope and handle situations as well as communicate feelings can lead to positive change and more meaningful relationships. Anxiety, depression, relationships, sexuality, gender identity, substance use, exercise/eating/sleeping routines are some of the subjects we can explore. I also enjoy working with people who want to improve their athletic performance.
(562) 669-4039 View (562) 669-4039
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Antonio Flores
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Los Angeles, CA 90023
Do you suffer from restlessness, anxiety, depression, co-dependency, substance-use or ruminations? Do you feel your negative thinking and relationship patterns are keeping you stuck? Do you have difficulty with motivation or figuring out what’s the next best step? Would you benefit from exploring unresolved trauma or developing a new personal narrative? Acknowledging there’s a problem is the first step to changing your life trajectory. I can help you to let go of blocks and distortions. We can work together to develop your vision for cultivating a better life and healthier relationships in a safe setting.
Do you suffer from restlessness, anxiety, depression, co-dependency, substance-use or ruminations? Do you feel your negative thinking and relationship patterns are keeping you stuck? Do you have difficulty with motivation or figuring out what’s the next best step? Would you benefit from exploring unresolved trauma or developing a new personal narrative? Acknowledging there’s a problem is the first step to changing your life trajectory. I can help you to let go of blocks and distortions. We can work together to develop your vision for cultivating a better life and healthier relationships in a safe setting.
(323) 991-8890 View (323) 991-8890
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Eric Rubey
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Montebello, CA 90640
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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Nancy Ramirez Hernandez
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Montebello, CA 90640
If you are struggling with anxiety, depression, relationship issues, or substance use, come talk with me. Together, we will work on addressing the root cause of your difficulties and cultivate healthy relationships with others and with yourself. I believe in working alongside my clients to form a therapeutic alliance and reduce distressing symptoms. My approach is person-centered as I tailor interventions based on individual needs.
If you are struggling with anxiety, depression, relationship issues, or substance use, come talk with me. Together, we will work on addressing the root cause of your difficulties and cultivate healthy relationships with others and with yourself. I believe in working alongside my clients to form a therapeutic alliance and reduce distressing symptoms. My approach is person-centered as I tailor interventions based on individual needs.
(562) 669-2963 View (562) 669-2963
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Phillip Chaidez
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Montebello, CA 90640
I have had experience working with individuals with trauma, substance use, and homelessness.
You have taken a brave step by deciding to seek therapy. Remembering unpleasant events and becoming aware of feelings attached to those events can bring on strong feelings of anger, depression, anxiety, and hopelessness. We will work collaboratively to support you on this new journey to find your true self. Utilizing a strengths based approach that can incorporate Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and other modalities, we can create positive changes.
I have had experience working with individuals with trauma, substance use, and homelessness.
You have taken a brave step by deciding to seek therapy. Remembering unpleasant events and becoming aware of feelings attached to those events can bring on strong feelings of anger, depression, anxiety, and hopelessness. We will work collaboratively to support you on this new journey to find your true self. Utilizing a strengths based approach that can incorporate Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and other modalities, we can create positive changes.
(323) 693-7923 View (323) 693-7923
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Carlos Lamadrid, LCSW
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Commerce, CA 90040
The use of alcohol and drugs, domestic violence, suicide, chronic grief and loss, internalized oppression, emotional, spiritual, and mental wounds are ALL symptoms not causes of imbalance. In order to heal, a community needs to deal with the causes of historical and generational, unresolved trauma and move toward balance. We acknowledge our inter-connectedness to all that has been created in this life and the unseen world. Healing will take place through the use of cultural and spiritual knowledge including creation stories, ancestral teachings, journeying into balance and wellness, as it takes everyone to heal the community.
The use of alcohol and drugs, domestic violence, suicide, chronic grief and loss, internalized oppression, emotional, spiritual, and mental wounds are ALL symptoms not causes of imbalance. In order to heal, a community needs to deal with the causes of historical and generational, unresolved trauma and move toward balance. We acknowledge our inter-connectedness to all that has been created in this life and the unseen world. Healing will take place through the use of cultural and spiritual knowledge including creation stories, ancestral teachings, journeying into balance and wellness, as it takes everyone to heal the community.
(951) 458-6932 View (951) 458-6932
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Long Beach Mental Health
Marriage & Family Therapist, MFT
Verified Verified
Los Angeles, CA 90040
I use a variety of practices and therapies, including: DBT, CBT, Motivational Interviewing, and Trauma Informed Therapy. I have begun to run DBT Skill groups also. My process is always to ask you, the client, what it is you want, what would that look like, and what is in your way. Then we collaborate to get you there! Collaboration can also occur in groups. Individual, couples, teens, specialized groups. I have begun to run DBT Skill groups also. I have 10 years experience working in the LGBT community. My approach is always affirming, non-judgemental, and strengths focused.
I use a variety of practices and therapies, including: DBT, CBT, Motivational Interviewing, and Trauma Informed Therapy. I have begun to run DBT Skill groups also. My process is always to ask you, the client, what it is you want, what would that look like, and what is in your way. Then we collaborate to get you there! Collaboration can also occur in groups. Individual, couples, teens, specialized groups. I have begun to run DBT Skill groups also. I have 10 years experience working in the LGBT community. My approach is always affirming, non-judgemental, and strengths focused.
(323) 457-2809 View (323) 457-2809
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Vivian Johnson
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Los Angeles, CA 90063
My name is Vivian E. Johnson, and I am a Licensed Marriage and Family therapist. I predominately utilize the psychodynamic approach. I work with individuals, families, and couples experiencing anxiety, depression, disruptive behaviors, relationship challenges, self-esteem issues, and trauma. I help clients recognize their recurring unhelpful thought, emotional and behavioral patterns, and the defense mechanisms they've developed to avoid distress and cope with stress. This insight may allow them to begin changing those patterns and develop more helpful and healthier ways to cope with life stressors.
My name is Vivian E. Johnson, and I am a Licensed Marriage and Family therapist. I predominately utilize the psychodynamic approach. I work with individuals, families, and couples experiencing anxiety, depression, disruptive behaviors, relationship challenges, self-esteem issues, and trauma. I help clients recognize their recurring unhelpful thought, emotional and behavioral patterns, and the defense mechanisms they've developed to avoid distress and cope with stress. This insight may allow them to begin changing those patterns and develop more helpful and healthier ways to cope with life stressors.
(619) 815-7294 View (619) 815-7294
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Sara Tousi
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Los Angeles, CA 90023
My name is Sara Tousi, and I am an LCSW. As a clinical social worker, supporting clients to overcome barriers to their various treatments is an important aspect and an integral part of my social work practice. I have over 15 years of experience working with clients from various backgrounds. I have vast experience working with individuals who struggle with anxiety, depression, and mood disorders and as well as with individuals that are experiencing grief and loss, trauma, PTSD, and relationship and work stressors. I utilize a variety of therapy modalities in order to support clients in meeting their treatment goals.
My name is Sara Tousi, and I am an LCSW. As a clinical social worker, supporting clients to overcome barriers to their various treatments is an important aspect and an integral part of my social work practice. I have over 15 years of experience working with clients from various backgrounds. I have vast experience working with individuals who struggle with anxiety, depression, and mood disorders and as well as with individuals that are experiencing grief and loss, trauma, PTSD, and relationship and work stressors. I utilize a variety of therapy modalities in order to support clients in meeting their treatment goals.
(323) 205-7791 View (323) 205-7791
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Christiane Arevalo
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Montebello, CA 90640
I am a licensed marriage and family therapist that works with all types of relational issues. Most of my experience has been gained through treating individuals, couples, and families. Individually, I work with clients to help them cope and gain skills to use on their own. With couples, I utilize methods to give couples the ability to communicate and turn toward each other instead of away. With families, I use a systems approach to help the family interact and communicate their needs.
I am a licensed marriage and family therapist that works with all types of relational issues. Most of my experience has been gained through treating individuals, couples, and families. Individually, I work with clients to help them cope and gain skills to use on their own. With couples, I utilize methods to give couples the ability to communicate and turn toward each other instead of away. With families, I use a systems approach to help the family interact and communicate their needs.
(424) 360-2129 View (424) 360-2129
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Maria Cruz Flores
Marriage & Family Therapist, PhD, MFT, MS, MA
Verified Verified
Montebello, CA 90640
Did you wake up this morning, feeling sad or with untold anxiety about starting your day? A day fraught with dealing with relational issues child(ren), your significant other, family members or others individuals? This be the day you pick up the phone to garner the support you deserve in making some much needed changes in your life. Help is but a phone call away.
Did you wake up this morning, feeling sad or with untold anxiety about starting your day? A day fraught with dealing with relational issues child(ren), your significant other, family members or others individuals? This be the day you pick up the phone to garner the support you deserve in making some much needed changes in your life. Help is but a phone call away.
(626) 986-3849 View (626) 986-3849

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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.