Substance Use Therapists in Gardena, CA

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Ryan M Flannery
Pre-Licensed Professional, MS, APCC
Verified Verified
Gardena, CA 90249
Not accepting new clients
I work with young people and adults in an individual setting. I specialize in men's issues, substance use disorders, trauma, anxiety, depression, and anger issues. It is my goal to support you in getting back on track and finding your way again. I will help you identify negative self-talk and faulty cognitive errors that are causing emotional pain and discomfort. My approach involves providing you with the tools and techniques that will assist you in being the best version of yourself- which is happy, joyous, and free. We can work together to modify thought processes which will improve feelings, behaviors and outcomes.
I work with young people and adults in an individual setting. I specialize in men's issues, substance use disorders, trauma, anxiety, depression, and anger issues. It is my goal to support you in getting back on track and finding your way again. I will help you identify negative self-talk and faulty cognitive errors that are causing emotional pain and discomfort. My approach involves providing you with the tools and techniques that will assist you in being the best version of yourself- which is happy, joyous, and free. We can work together to modify thought processes which will improve feelings, behaviors and outcomes.
(562) 684-8650 View (562) 684-8650
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Tamiko Love
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, DSW, LCSW, SAP
Verified Verified
Gardena, CA 90248
Waitlist for new clients
Identifying a therapist with whom you are comfortable is a critical step toward facilitating the changes that you desire. Tamiko Love is a Psychotherapist, Licensed Clinical Social Worker with 23 Yrs. of experience. I welcome people facing a variety of challenges, such as depression, anxiety, trauma, substance use, relationship issues, family difficulties, and anger. Some specific methodologies/therapeutic techniques I employ include, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, Mindfulness, and solution-focused therapy.
Identifying a therapist with whom you are comfortable is a critical step toward facilitating the changes that you desire. Tamiko Love is a Psychotherapist, Licensed Clinical Social Worker with 23 Yrs. of experience. I welcome people facing a variety of challenges, such as depression, anxiety, trauma, substance use, relationship issues, family difficulties, and anger. Some specific methodologies/therapeutic techniques I employ include, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, Mindfulness, and solution-focused therapy.
(310) 692-7220 View (310) 692-7220
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Kathryn Benton
Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor, LPCC
Verified Verified
Gardena, CA 90247
Hello! I am Kathryn Benton, a licensed professional clinical counselor (LPCC), in practice for over 6 years. I currently work in the field of substance use treatment. In my previous work life, I was a family literacy advocate and adult education teacher. I have extensive experience with immigrants, disabled adults, and those struggling with substance use disorders. I have also worked with individuals with histories of trauma and current struggles with anxiety and depression.
Hello! I am Kathryn Benton, a licensed professional clinical counselor (LPCC), in practice for over 6 years. I currently work in the field of substance use treatment. In my previous work life, I was a family literacy advocate and adult education teacher. I have extensive experience with immigrants, disabled adults, and those struggling with substance use disorders. I have also worked with individuals with histories of trauma and current struggles with anxiety and depression.
(760) 990-1946 View (760) 990-1946
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Amy Annala
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Gardena, CA 90247
I'm Amy Annala, a Licensed Clinical Social Worker dedicated to helping clients navigate the complexities of life and achieve emotional well-being while becoming their best selves. The burdens we carry can be heavy, and there's no reason to do it alone. My background is in addiction counseling and therapy as well as working with court ordered clients with open Child Welfare cases. I typically work with clients presenting with concerns ranging anywhere from anxiety and depression to trauma and substance use.
I'm Amy Annala, a Licensed Clinical Social Worker dedicated to helping clients navigate the complexities of life and achieve emotional well-being while becoming their best selves. The burdens we carry can be heavy, and there's no reason to do it alone. My background is in addiction counseling and therapy as well as working with court ordered clients with open Child Welfare cases. I typically work with clients presenting with concerns ranging anywhere from anxiety and depression to trauma and substance use.
(626) 602-9066 View (626) 602-9066
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Marina Bassili
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
Gardena, CA 90248  (Online Only)
I am a psychologist who is licensed to practice psychology.
I am a psychologist who is licensed to practice psychology.
(877) 515-8113 View (877) 515-8113
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Janisha Mickens-Ingram
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Gardena, CA 90248  (Online Only)
Therapy is, at times taboo and it has been relegated to "crazy" people, it's for everyone. In a world that has been shut down and many are uncertain just know you are not alone. If you're finding yourself in limbo, decreasing in mood, and just need additional support during this time don't hesitate to ask for help. As a therapist but most importantly as a human my ability to connect and relate with almost anyone no matter your race, gender, culture, sexual orientation, socioeconomic status, or age.
Therapy is, at times taboo and it has been relegated to "crazy" people, it's for everyone. In a world that has been shut down and many are uncertain just know you are not alone. If you're finding yourself in limbo, decreasing in mood, and just need additional support during this time don't hesitate to ask for help. As a therapist but most importantly as a human my ability to connect and relate with almost anyone no matter your race, gender, culture, sexual orientation, socioeconomic status, or age.
(424) 297-1289 View (424) 297-1289
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Jacqueline Valdovinos
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Gardena, CA 90249
My ideal client would be someone who is going through a life transition. My client would want to learn exercises to become a stong and independent individual.
My ideal client would be someone who is going through a life transition. My client would want to learn exercises to become a stong and independent individual.
(213) 528-3953 View (213) 528-3953
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Brenda Renee Logan
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT, CEAP
Verified Verified
Gardena, CA 90248
Not accepting new clients
Currently not accepting new clients. My services help promote hope and wellness. I have a special passion for working with individuals and couples struggling with relationship issues and intimacy. Specific areas include mismatched desire, healing from sexual abuse, infidelity, as well as problems related to mood, trauma, and anxiety. My therapeutic style is characterized by warmth, empathy, and a caring yet direct approach. I have specialized training in treating substance abuse, work relations, and work problems. I also have training in Christian Education/Spirituality and when appropriate will include those principals.
Currently not accepting new clients. My services help promote hope and wellness. I have a special passion for working with individuals and couples struggling with relationship issues and intimacy. Specific areas include mismatched desire, healing from sexual abuse, infidelity, as well as problems related to mood, trauma, and anxiety. My therapeutic style is characterized by warmth, empathy, and a caring yet direct approach. I have specialized training in treating substance abuse, work relations, and work problems. I also have training in Christian Education/Spirituality and when appropriate will include those principals.
(323) 688-6045 View (323) 688-6045
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Lyubov Burgina, LMFT, Psy.D.
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, PsyD
Verified Verified
Gardena, CA 90247  (Online Only)
If you are reading this website, you are probably looking for a therapist, and it means, you want to change something in your life or ... in yourself. It also means, you are an intelligent and active person, who doesn't want to continue suffering from a discomfort in your life, and want to live a life you would really like and enjoy. Congratulations ! You are in a right place! You can be happy and enjoy yourself, I am sure! I know a lot of examples of people who did this. You can do this too. Make your first step!
If you are reading this website, you are probably looking for a therapist, and it means, you want to change something in your life or ... in yourself. It also means, you are an intelligent and active person, who doesn't want to continue suffering from a discomfort in your life, and want to live a life you would really like and enjoy. Congratulations ! You are in a right place! You can be happy and enjoy yourself, I am sure! I know a lot of examples of people who did this. You can do this too. Make your first step!
(323) 629-4108 View (323) 629-4108
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Lynn Denise Barnard
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Gardena, CA 90248
Hello and welcome. I know this is hard. It is always difficult for a proud person to seek help. It is much more harmful to not reach out, I commend you. Human beings are social animals, we need and desire the comfort of one another. How we meet those needs can be complex. My job as your therapist is to assist you in becoming the best person you can be. I provide individual, relationship, and family therapy. I have a humanistic approach, allowing you to be you. I accept you as you are. Therapy is not to change the person it is to change the way the person perceives themselves.
Hello and welcome. I know this is hard. It is always difficult for a proud person to seek help. It is much more harmful to not reach out, I commend you. Human beings are social animals, we need and desire the comfort of one another. How we meet those needs can be complex. My job as your therapist is to assist you in becoming the best person you can be. I provide individual, relationship, and family therapy. I have a humanistic approach, allowing you to be you. I accept you as you are. Therapy is not to change the person it is to change the way the person perceives themselves.
(424) 499-2977 View (424) 499-2977
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Sharon Stines
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPCC
Verified Verified
Gardena, CA 90247
My name is Sharon Stines and I am a Licensed Professional Counselor and certified EMDR therapist. I specialize in trauma and abuse recovery. My primary modalities are attachment-based EMDR, Ego-State/Inner Family Systems/Inner Child and Schema Therapy. I am solution focused. I am also an addictions specialist. I offer my experience, skill set, and relationship to help clients meet their goals of abuse/trauma recovery, healing and freedom. Because I am a Christian, I also offer faith-based therapy for those interested in it. And, as a recovering alcoholic, I also offer addiction recovery counseling as well.
My name is Sharon Stines and I am a Licensed Professional Counselor and certified EMDR therapist. I specialize in trauma and abuse recovery. My primary modalities are attachment-based EMDR, Ego-State/Inner Family Systems/Inner Child and Schema Therapy. I am solution focused. I am also an addictions specialist. I offer my experience, skill set, and relationship to help clients meet their goals of abuse/trauma recovery, healing and freedom. Because I am a Christian, I also offer faith-based therapy for those interested in it. And, as a recovering alcoholic, I also offer addiction recovery counseling as well.
(562) 784-8374 View (562) 784-8374
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Iris Cruet-Rubio
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT
Verified Verified
Gardena, CA 90248
Ready to Rewrite Your Story? Let's Begin Together! Are you struggling with past trauma? As a trauma therapist, I specialize in guiding individuals towards healing and resilience in a safe and supportive environment. I offer compassionate support to help you reclaim your power and rebuild your life. Let's embark on this journey together. Together, we'll navigate through your pain, uncover your strengths, and create a path towards healing, transformation, and a brighter future. Contact me now to take the first step towards reclaiming your life and rewriting your story!
Ready to Rewrite Your Story? Let's Begin Together! Are you struggling with past trauma? As a trauma therapist, I specialize in guiding individuals towards healing and resilience in a safe and supportive environment. I offer compassionate support to help you reclaim your power and rebuild your life. Let's embark on this journey together. Together, we'll navigate through your pain, uncover your strengths, and create a path towards healing, transformation, and a brighter future. Contact me now to take the first step towards reclaiming your life and rewriting your story!
(310) 634-0677 View (310) 634-0677
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Kelley Lewis
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Gardena, CA 90248  (Online Only)
Do you get hijacked by your thoughts causing you to feel anxious, stressed, or overwhelmed? Freezing and giving up your power so the feelings of stress and overwhelm will just go away, leaving you feeling depleted? Are you in a relationship where the spark is not as bright, and the communication doesn’t feel as easy as it used to? Well let me just say that the relationship that we have with ourselves as well as the relationship that we have with others have changed over the past two years. We have had to navigate through the unfathomable and trying to get back to the way things used to be or finding a new sort of normal can feel
Do you get hijacked by your thoughts causing you to feel anxious, stressed, or overwhelmed? Freezing and giving up your power so the feelings of stress and overwhelm will just go away, leaving you feeling depleted? Are you in a relationship where the spark is not as bright, and the communication doesn’t feel as easy as it used to? Well let me just say that the relationship that we have with ourselves as well as the relationship that we have with others have changed over the past two years. We have had to navigate through the unfathomable and trying to get back to the way things used to be or finding a new sort of normal can feel
(323) 498-3357 View (323) 498-3357
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Michelle Beveridge
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Gardena, CA 90249
I believe change is possible for all individuals willing to seek out support and lean into discomfort. You can do hard things and together we'll come up with a plan to live a more fulfilling life. Sometimes it is easier to stay stuck than it is to put in the work to improve our lives and circumstances. I'm here to assist you in getting unstuck whether it be from dysfunctional relationships, depression, communication issues, or life transitions by exploring our thoughts, feelings, and behaviors.
I believe change is possible for all individuals willing to seek out support and lean into discomfort. You can do hard things and together we'll come up with a plan to live a more fulfilling life. Sometimes it is easier to stay stuck than it is to put in the work to improve our lives and circumstances. I'm here to assist you in getting unstuck whether it be from dysfunctional relationships, depression, communication issues, or life transitions by exploring our thoughts, feelings, and behaviors.
(714) 735-4952 View (714) 735-4952
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Michelle Settergren
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Gardena, CA 90247
Hi there! My name is Michelle Settergren and I'm a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist based in Huntington Beach, providing teletherapy services across California. I've worked in various healing capacities for over 12 years and believe we all have the potential to be self-healers. I'm gender and LGBTQIA+ affirming, and I specialize in working with adults who've suffered from trauma/PTSD, first responder/military trauma, anxiety/social anxiety/agoraphobia, depression, personality disorders, panic disorders, communication issues, addiction, and identity confusion.
Hi there! My name is Michelle Settergren and I'm a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist based in Huntington Beach, providing teletherapy services across California. I've worked in various healing capacities for over 12 years and believe we all have the potential to be self-healers. I'm gender and LGBTQIA+ affirming, and I specialize in working with adults who've suffered from trauma/PTSD, first responder/military trauma, anxiety/social anxiety/agoraphobia, depression, personality disorders, panic disorders, communication issues, addiction, and identity confusion.
(650) 643-5945 View (650) 643-5945
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Barek Sharif
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Gardena, CA 90247
I'm Dr. Barek Sharif, a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. I believe that healthy relational engagement is at the core of our search for purpose and meaning. By developing and maintaining authentic relational interactions we discover compassion, value, and strength within ourselves.
I'm Dr. Barek Sharif, a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. I believe that healthy relational engagement is at the core of our search for purpose and meaning. By developing and maintaining authentic relational interactions we discover compassion, value, and strength within ourselves.
(909) 442-0477 View (909) 442-0477
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Lyniece Diggs
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Gardena, CA 90247
Hi there, My name is Lyniece Diggs, LMFT. Let's get real, I am a people-first therapist, and judgments are out the window. We all have a story, come from a variety of backgrounds, and have different needs. Let's work together to discover yours and what works for YOU. Life is wild, isn't it?! Sometimes you're overwhelmed, sometimes underwhelmed, and other times you feel numb. Relationship and family issues, work life, anxiety and depression, self-esteem. How are we supposed to balance all of this?
Hi there, My name is Lyniece Diggs, LMFT. Let's get real, I am a people-first therapist, and judgments are out the window. We all have a story, come from a variety of backgrounds, and have different needs. Let's work together to discover yours and what works for YOU. Life is wild, isn't it?! Sometimes you're overwhelmed, sometimes underwhelmed, and other times you feel numb. Relationship and family issues, work life, anxiety and depression, self-esteem. How are we supposed to balance all of this?
(805) 819-5031 View (805) 819-5031
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DaMona Norris-Kindred
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Gardena, CA 90247
Hello, my name is DaMona and I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker. I am passionate about my work and providing an opportunity to help individuals and families cope with life's challenges and work towards healing and creating a life worth living. I also have the ability to engage with individuals from a variety of backgrounds and ethnicities. I use a variety of approaches, tailored to the needs and preferences of my clients.
Hello, my name is DaMona and I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker. I am passionate about my work and providing an opportunity to help individuals and families cope with life's challenges and work towards healing and creating a life worth living. I also have the ability to engage with individuals from a variety of backgrounds and ethnicities. I use a variety of approaches, tailored to the needs and preferences of my clients.
(916) 829-8699 View (916) 829-8699

More Therapists Nearby

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Kristen Sherman
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Los Angeles, CA 90061  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
I specialize in Mood disorders, ADHD, Substance use, and personality disorders.
Do you often feel overwhelmed, anxious, or hopeless? Do you struggle with finishing small tasks, getting out of bed, or freeze and can't get anything done?
I specialize in Mood disorders, ADHD, Substance use, and personality disorders.
Do you often feel overwhelmed, anxious, or hopeless? Do you struggle with finishing small tasks, getting out of bed, or freeze and can't get anything done?
(310) 987-4873 View (310) 987-4873
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Chelsea Rocha
Counselor, LPCC
Verified Verified
Torrance, CA 90504
Hi there, I'm Chelsea! I'm a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor and have a School Counseling (Pupil Personnel Services) Credential. I provide mental health services in English and Spanish. I have assisted clients who struggle with grief, anxiety, trauma, depression, substance use, ADHD, suicidal behavior, and attachment disorders. I use Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Solution Focused Therapy, Client-Centered Therapy, Person-Centered therapy, and a Humanistic paradigm to guide my treatment with Clients.
Hi there, I'm Chelsea! I'm a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor and have a School Counseling (Pupil Personnel Services) Credential. I provide mental health services in English and Spanish. I have assisted clients who struggle with grief, anxiety, trauma, depression, substance use, ADHD, suicidal behavior, and attachment disorders. I use Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Solution Focused Therapy, Client-Centered Therapy, Person-Centered therapy, and a Humanistic paradigm to guide my treatment with Clients.
(951) 257-9158 View (951) 257-9158
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.