Substance Use Therapists in El Segundo, CA

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Deborah L. Kitay
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
6 Endorsed
El Segundo, CA 90245
I have worked with people dealing with body image/eating issues, anxiety, depression, failure and low self-esteem, grief, parenting challenges, substance use problems, and conflictual relationships.
There are times all of us need a bit of extra support to handle the problems and stressors life throws our way. Problems can sometimes be relentless and seep into every aspect of our life. Problems such as anxiety, depression, loneliness, grief, worry and conflict can make it hard to live the life we desire. My aim is to help people take their lives back from problems. Through exploration of what values and preferences are most important to you, we can find ways to reclaim your life from the problems that are harassing you and your relationships in order to promote new possibilities and ways of being.
I have worked with people dealing with body image/eating issues, anxiety, depression, failure and low self-esteem, grief, parenting challenges, substance use problems, and conflictual relationships.
There are times all of us need a bit of extra support to handle the problems and stressors life throws our way. Problems can sometimes be relentless and seep into every aspect of our life. Problems such as anxiety, depression, loneliness, grief, worry and conflict can make it hard to live the life we desire. My aim is to help people take their lives back from problems. Through exploration of what values and preferences are most important to you, we can find ways to reclaim your life from the problems that are harassing you and your relationships in order to promote new possibilities and ways of being.
(424) 414-0365 View (424) 414-0365
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Natalie Pujo
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
El Segundo, CA 90245
In addition to treating mood, anxiety, and substance use disorders, I have considerable expertise working with trauma, grief and loss.
Beginning therapy can feel daunting. I provide a safe and secure place for you to feel comfortable and begin to gently explore what's keeping you stuck or feeling hopeless. I believe that empathy, acceptance and authenticity are the the keys to building a trusting therapist-client relationship. Together we will explore patterns that are no longer working for you, or preventing you from personal growth and healing. I am passionate about embarking on your personal journey of self awareness. I draw on a variety of orientations including Emotion Focused, CBT, and psychodynamic theories and practice in order to meet each client's needs.
In addition to treating mood, anxiety, and substance use disorders, I have considerable expertise working with trauma, grief and loss.
Beginning therapy can feel daunting. I provide a safe and secure place for you to feel comfortable and begin to gently explore what's keeping you stuck or feeling hopeless. I believe that empathy, acceptance and authenticity are the the keys to building a trusting therapist-client relationship. Together we will explore patterns that are no longer working for you, or preventing you from personal growth and healing. I am passionate about embarking on your personal journey of self awareness. I draw on a variety of orientations including Emotion Focused, CBT, and psychodynamic theories and practice in order to meet each client's needs.
(424) 287-4994 View (424) 287-4994
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Bryan Sawlsville
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
9 Endorsed
El Segundo, CA 90245  (Online Only)
I offer over 25 years' experience in Mental Health and Substance Use treatment services providing direct care across many settings & populations including adults, children, families and couples. While my style is based on presenting goals, attention to mindfulness, personal strengths and narratives are strong foundations to our work. I see people as being expert in themselves and want to honor their experiences in life to help guide treatment. I have success working with interpersonal and family issues, trauma, addiction, substance use, anxiety, depression, anger management, parenting, and crisis intervention.
I offer over 25 years' experience in Mental Health and Substance Use treatment services providing direct care across many settings & populations including adults, children, families and couples. While my style is based on presenting goals, attention to mindfulness, personal strengths and narratives are strong foundations to our work. I see people as being expert in themselves and want to honor their experiences in life to help guide treatment. I have success working with interpersonal and family issues, trauma, addiction, substance use, anxiety, depression, anger management, parenting, and crisis intervention.
(310) 426-8860 View (310) 426-8860
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Gabrielle Wanchek
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
El Segundo, CA 90245
Not accepting new clients
Do you feel that your life is out of control? Do you feel that things you did easily at one time are now nothing but a hassle at best? Do friends and family ask what's wrong when you're thinking you're perfectly okay? Are there things you've gone through that you can't seem to shake? If this sounds familiar, I'd love to speak with you!
Do you feel that your life is out of control? Do you feel that things you did easily at one time are now nothing but a hassle at best? Do friends and family ask what's wrong when you're thinking you're perfectly okay? Are there things you've gone through that you can't seem to shake? If this sounds familiar, I'd love to speak with you!
(310) 651-8428 View (310) 651-8428
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Mycah McNamara
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MA, AMFT
Verified Verified
El Segundo, CA 90245
It can be challenging to ask for help, whether it is for yourself or someone you know. I am here to help make it easier. I work with kids, teens, and their families that are struggling to connect or understand one another amongst a wide range of other struggles. Some include depression, anxiety, trauma, impulsivity, anger, and defiance. My clients needs range from those struggling to clearly communicate to finding coping skills that work for their depression, suicide ideation, self-harm, anxiety, anger, and other intense emotions.
It can be challenging to ask for help, whether it is for yourself or someone you know. I am here to help make it easier. I work with kids, teens, and their families that are struggling to connect or understand one another amongst a wide range of other struggles. Some include depression, anxiety, trauma, impulsivity, anger, and defiance. My clients needs range from those struggling to clearly communicate to finding coping skills that work for their depression, suicide ideation, self-harm, anxiety, anger, and other intense emotions.
(424) 999-7050 View (424) 999-7050
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Kristin B Andersson
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, AMFT
Verified Verified
El Segundo, CA 90245
Life is full of unexpected twists and turns that flip our world upside down. It can be overwhelming and confusing to take these problems on ourselves. That's where I come in to lend a helping hand. If you're struggling with issues such as anxiety, depression, loneliness, grief, attention issues, or conflict in your relationships, let's collaborate together to face these challenges head-on. My approach revolves around delving into the values that matter most to you and leveraging them to help you achieve the fulfilling life you truly deserve.
Life is full of unexpected twists and turns that flip our world upside down. It can be overwhelming and confusing to take these problems on ourselves. That's where I come in to lend a helping hand. If you're struggling with issues such as anxiety, depression, loneliness, grief, attention issues, or conflict in your relationships, let's collaborate together to face these challenges head-on. My approach revolves around delving into the values that matter most to you and leveraging them to help you achieve the fulfilling life you truly deserve.
(323) 510-6912 View (323) 510-6912
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Elizabeth Danielle Mead
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, C-DBT
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
El Segundo, CA 90245
Do you find yourself struggling with Anxiety, Depression, gender or sexual identity, grief/loss, or acute/chronic medical illness? The desire to feel better about ourselves is a part of our intrinsic being. I can be there as a support and sounding board for you, your loved ones & family. With the goal of accepting your perfectly imperfect self, we can work effectively with each other to find your joy, or at the very least, how to make it through each day to the next. Discovering that you are deserving and important can be life changing and attainable.
Do you find yourself struggling with Anxiety, Depression, gender or sexual identity, grief/loss, or acute/chronic medical illness? The desire to feel better about ourselves is a part of our intrinsic being. I can be there as a support and sounding board for you, your loved ones & family. With the goal of accepting your perfectly imperfect self, we can work effectively with each other to find your joy, or at the very least, how to make it through each day to the next. Discovering that you are deserving and important can be life changing and attainable.
(424) 349-4574 View (424) 349-4574
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Lisa LaGuardia Fischer
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
El Segundo, CA 90245
Accepting new (in-person/telehealth) clients. Lisa is an LMFT & a Board Certified Health Coach. She received her Masters degree in Clinical Psychology at Antioch University Los Angeles. Lisa provides a unique approach of blending Mindfulness-Based techniques; challenging negative thoughts/beliefs (Cognitive Behavioral Therapy/CBT); coping tools/actionable steps; 12-Step Recovery (if applicable); and the exploration of the unconscious mind/childhood trauma/wounds. She trained as a Mindfulness-Based Psychotherapist at the Center for Mindful Living where she learned to incorporate self-compassion as an intricate part of her treatment.
Accepting new (in-person/telehealth) clients. Lisa is an LMFT & a Board Certified Health Coach. She received her Masters degree in Clinical Psychology at Antioch University Los Angeles. Lisa provides a unique approach of blending Mindfulness-Based techniques; challenging negative thoughts/beliefs (Cognitive Behavioral Therapy/CBT); coping tools/actionable steps; 12-Step Recovery (if applicable); and the exploration of the unconscious mind/childhood trauma/wounds. She trained as a Mindfulness-Based Psychotherapist at the Center for Mindful Living where she learned to incorporate self-compassion as an intricate part of her treatment.
(310) 881-8592 View (310) 881-8592
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Jasyn Lezin - Expansive Therapy
Counselor, LCSW
Verified Verified
El Segundo, CA 90245  (Online Only)
I utilize a strength-based and psychodynamic approach that will guide you in re-establishing an authentic relationship with yourself and others so that you may show up lovingly and mindfully to the life you envision. My aim is to create a nurturing, non-judgmental space where clients can feel at home in the healing process. I use a sense of humor, empathy, and compassion to build rapport with clients, and also to support clients in feeling empowered on their transformative journey.
I utilize a strength-based and psychodynamic approach that will guide you in re-establishing an authentic relationship with yourself and others so that you may show up lovingly and mindfully to the life you envision. My aim is to create a nurturing, non-judgmental space where clients can feel at home in the healing process. I use a sense of humor, empathy, and compassion to build rapport with clients, and also to support clients in feeling empowered on their transformative journey.
(347) 689-5644 View (347) 689-5644
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Carter Care Therapeutic Services, Margena Carter
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
El Segundo, CA 90245
Are you interested in living life to the fullest but struggle to achieve it? You've taken the first steps towards healing. Carter Care Therapeutic Services is dedicated to you! Regardless of what you're going through, our team of Licensed Therapist will strive to bring out the best in you. You're not alone. We can assist you in resolving your past pain! We will affirm your strengths and challenge you to use them. While promoting insight, healing and change in an environment full of warmth and genuineness. Carter Care Therapist are here to provide a safe, unbiased and non-judgmental environment.
Are you interested in living life to the fullest but struggle to achieve it? You've taken the first steps towards healing. Carter Care Therapeutic Services is dedicated to you! Regardless of what you're going through, our team of Licensed Therapist will strive to bring out the best in you. You're not alone. We can assist you in resolving your past pain! We will affirm your strengths and challenge you to use them. While promoting insight, healing and change in an environment full of warmth and genuineness. Carter Care Therapist are here to provide a safe, unbiased and non-judgmental environment.
(415) 319-9641 View (415) 319-9641
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Christina Matso
Marriage & Family Therapist, PhD, MA, MFT
Verified Verified
El Segundo, CA 90245
I enjoyed very much my post licensure work at a family institute. Whether working with a child, an adolescent, an adult, a dyad or the whole family, I will initially focus on the person suffering the most. Based on the presenting symptom, I may do brief crisis intervention to stabilize a situation until an individual's underlying issue has been crystallized. The life issue causing depression, anxiety, and fears will then be addressed in more depth. My approach is to assist people in their own healing, maximizing on their own strengths and resources.
I enjoyed very much my post licensure work at a family institute. Whether working with a child, an adolescent, an adult, a dyad or the whole family, I will initially focus on the person suffering the most. Based on the presenting symptom, I may do brief crisis intervention to stabilize a situation until an individual's underlying issue has been crystallized. The life issue causing depression, anxiety, and fears will then be addressed in more depth. My approach is to assist people in their own healing, maximizing on their own strengths and resources.
(424) 235-1758 View (424) 235-1758
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Lorraine Watkins
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
El Segundo, CA 90245
Stuck? In pain? Contemplating a life change, or just had one thrust upon you? Let's explore your options and make things better. Call for a free consult. Day, evening, and weekend appointments available.
Stuck? In pain? Contemplating a life change, or just had one thrust upon you? Let's explore your options and make things better. Call for a free consult. Day, evening, and weekend appointments available.
(310) 773-5164 View (310) 773-5164
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Cynara Allison
Marriage & Family Therapist, MFT
Verified Verified
El Segundo, CA 90245
Are you looking for a Professional Christian Therapist? If you are looking for a Professional Christian Therapist, I'd be glad to help you with your concerns about anxiety, depression, relationships, or your Faith. I am a Licensed Marriage, Family and Individual Therapist and have been practicing in my same office in Manhattan Beach for over 20 years. For more information please feel free to call me. I'd be happy to talk with you!
Are you looking for a Professional Christian Therapist? If you are looking for a Professional Christian Therapist, I'd be glad to help you with your concerns about anxiety, depression, relationships, or your Faith. I am a Licensed Marriage, Family and Individual Therapist and have been practicing in my same office in Manhattan Beach for over 20 years. For more information please feel free to call me. I'd be happy to talk with you!
(310) 740-9068 View (310) 740-9068
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Patrick Brian Dickey
Marriage & Family Therapist, MFT
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
El Segundo, CA 90245  (Online Only)
Life keeps rolling on whether we experience depression, anxiety, grief, loss, or conflicts with your loved ones. Getting yourself unstuck can be quite frustrating. For some, the challenge can create feelings of despair and hopelessness. But you can create a life that’s meaningful. Together we will collaborate on building on your existing strengths and create a new, purposeful, and worthwhile future.
Life keeps rolling on whether we experience depression, anxiety, grief, loss, or conflicts with your loved ones. Getting yourself unstuck can be quite frustrating. For some, the challenge can create feelings of despair and hopelessness. But you can create a life that’s meaningful. Together we will collaborate on building on your existing strengths and create a new, purposeful, and worthwhile future.
(310) 929-6157 View (310) 929-6157
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Natalie Thome
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
El Segundo, CA 90245
I believe that you know yourself best and strive to provide a safe space for you to sort through and process challenging situations, negative thought patterns or symptoms of anxiety, depression and/or loss. I have spent over 15 years working with people and their families in coping with advanced illnesses and end of life in the midst of other life challenges. I have experience in helping people cope with symptoms of anxiety, depression, grief, relationship challenges and ADD/ADHD. Ultimately, I serve as a trained listener to help you sort through your challenges, values and goals to determine your priorities and next steps.
I believe that you know yourself best and strive to provide a safe space for you to sort through and process challenging situations, negative thought patterns or symptoms of anxiety, depression and/or loss. I have spent over 15 years working with people and their families in coping with advanced illnesses and end of life in the midst of other life challenges. I have experience in helping people cope with symptoms of anxiety, depression, grief, relationship challenges and ADD/ADHD. Ultimately, I serve as a trained listener to help you sort through your challenges, values and goals to determine your priorities and next steps.
(310) 347-4746 View (310) 347-4746
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Christina King - Child And Teen Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT
Verified Verified
5 Endorsed
El Segundo, CA 90245
Waitlist for new clients
Does it feel like your emotions are holding you back? It can be frustrating when it feels like our emotions are getting in the way of our goals and relationships. I am passionate about serving children, teens, and young adults who are struggling with anxiety, relationships, and emotion regulation. Whether your parents are getting a divorce, going through a breakup, or struggling in school, my goal is help you build a strong sense of self to navigate stressors. I recognize that growing up in the age of social media and covid-19 has had a great impact on us all. Together, we can navigate this complex environment.
Does it feel like your emotions are holding you back? It can be frustrating when it feels like our emotions are getting in the way of our goals and relationships. I am passionate about serving children, teens, and young adults who are struggling with anxiety, relationships, and emotion regulation. Whether your parents are getting a divorce, going through a breakup, or struggling in school, my goal is help you build a strong sense of self to navigate stressors. I recognize that growing up in the age of social media and covid-19 has had a great impact on us all. Together, we can navigate this complex environment.
(424) 286-7617 View (424) 286-7617
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Vickie Williams
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
El Segundo, CA 90245
My clients include individuals experiencing depression, anxiety, PTSD, domestic violence, grief and loss, substance abuse and stress. I am a skill based therapist who intentionally creates opportunities for you to learn and adopt more useful skills to manage the issues that brought you in. Clients enjoy my eclectic therapeutic style as "I don't believe in a one size fits all" approach.
My clients include individuals experiencing depression, anxiety, PTSD, domestic violence, grief and loss, substance abuse and stress. I am a skill based therapist who intentionally creates opportunities for you to learn and adopt more useful skills to manage the issues that brought you in. Clients enjoy my eclectic therapeutic style as "I don't believe in a one size fits all" approach.
(707) 309-7015 View (707) 309-7015

More Therapists Nearby

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Rodman Walsh
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Manhattan Beach, CA 90266
My goal and hope for any client I work with is that they leave each session with valuable takeaways while having a chance to process thoughts and emotions. I work collaboratively and actively with my clients to formulate a plan and find tools and healing that allows them to move forward. I work with clients who are trying to understand themselves, patterns, relationships and have struggled with things like anxiety, depression, trauma, substance use and drinking, family, stages of life and uncertainty with the future.
My goal and hope for any client I work with is that they leave each session with valuable takeaways while having a chance to process thoughts and emotions. I work collaboratively and actively with my clients to formulate a plan and find tools and healing that allows them to move forward. I work with clients who are trying to understand themselves, patterns, relationships and have struggled with things like anxiety, depression, trauma, substance use and drinking, family, stages of life and uncertainty with the future.
(424) 374-3412 View (424) 374-3412
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Kryss Castle
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT, EFT
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Manhattan Beach, CA 90266
Teens are fabulous in all their glory and craziness! Helping teens and young adults find their courage to transform, change ways that don’t serve them, and be who they are is my passion. I work with depression, anxiety, trauma, and substance use. In addition to in-office sessions, I’ve worked in more than ten schools throughout the South Bay providing group and individual therapy to students. I also work with adults and professionals in high-stress careers who have come to a crossroads with a relationship or career, are struggling with stress and anxiety, or are having trouble finding passion and purpose in their lives.
Teens are fabulous in all their glory and craziness! Helping teens and young adults find their courage to transform, change ways that don’t serve them, and be who they are is my passion. I work with depression, anxiety, trauma, and substance use. In addition to in-office sessions, I’ve worked in more than ten schools throughout the South Bay providing group and individual therapy to students. I also work with adults and professionals in high-stress careers who have come to a crossroads with a relationship or career, are struggling with stress and anxiety, or are having trouble finding passion and purpose in their lives.
(424) 543-0606 View (424) 543-0606
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Anna Pirkl
Marriage & Family Therapist, MFT, ATR, LAADC
Verified Verified
Manhattan Beach, CA 90266
If you are someone looking to deal with challenges related to anxiety, ADHD, substance use, traumatic experiences or want to work on parenting, relationships or family healing, I have specific training and expertise in these areas.
You might be looking for support to manage a challenge that has come your way. This is a wise and life affirming choice. I find that obstacles arise as a way of offering an invitation to develop as human beings. It definitely doesn’t look and feel that way at first, but, as we look back on experiences, we know this is so. Meeting that invitation head on by having the neutral and clear guidance of a trained third party can make all the difference.
If you are someone looking to deal with challenges related to anxiety, ADHD, substance use, traumatic experiences or want to work on parenting, relationships or family healing, I have specific training and expertise in these areas.
You might be looking for support to manage a challenge that has come your way. This is a wise and life affirming choice. I find that obstacles arise as a way of offering an invitation to develop as human beings. It definitely doesn’t look and feel that way at first, but, as we look back on experiences, we know this is so. Meeting that invitation head on by having the neutral and clear guidance of a trained third party can make all the difference.
(424) 377-7417 View (424) 377-7417
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.