Addiction Therapists in Kentfield, CA

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Patricia F Ross
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Kentfield, CA 94904  (Online Only)
Do you suffer from depression, anxiety, relationship or job-related issues? Psychotherapy can be extremely helpful. For 25 years I've worked with people struggling with these problems as well as substance abuse, recovery, women's issues and aging. "Patricia Ross is one of the smartest, warmest, most thoughtful, present, and trustworthy therapists it's been my pleasure to teach. She is real. From her experiences in living (as a wife, mother, musician, and lifelong learner) she has gained a significant measure of wisdom. I have referred patients to her before and will do so again." David Wallin, PhD (Author of Attachment in Psychotherapy)
Do you suffer from depression, anxiety, relationship or job-related issues? Psychotherapy can be extremely helpful. For 25 years I've worked with people struggling with these problems as well as substance abuse, recovery, women's issues and aging. "Patricia Ross is one of the smartest, warmest, most thoughtful, present, and trustworthy therapists it's been my pleasure to teach. She is real. From her experiences in living (as a wife, mother, musician, and lifelong learner) she has gained a significant measure of wisdom. I have referred patients to her before and will do so again." David Wallin, PhD (Author of Attachment in Psychotherapy)
(415) 702-0932 View (415) 702-0932
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Dr. Karen Wise
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
Kentfield, CA 94904
I help people to heal from past trauma, break destructive patterns, and have more meaningful connections to others. I have experience treating many common issues; such as depression, anxiety, trauma, and grief. My primary focus is on working with clients in the addiction recovery community. I also enjoy working with neurodiverse adults and teens (with diagnoses like Autism Spectrum Disorder and ADHD) and their families. What do you need to change to live your fullest life?
I help people to heal from past trauma, break destructive patterns, and have more meaningful connections to others. I have experience treating many common issues; such as depression, anxiety, trauma, and grief. My primary focus is on working with clients in the addiction recovery community. I also enjoy working with neurodiverse adults and teens (with diagnoses like Autism Spectrum Disorder and ADHD) and their families. What do you need to change to live your fullest life?
(415) 360-7789 View (415) 360-7789
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Carolyn B Cooper
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT, SEP, SAP, EMDR
Verified Verified
8 Endorsed
Kentfield, CA 94904
Substance use compounds the recovery process.
Somatic Experiencing (SE) takes healing to a deeper level. Combined with 'top-down' approaches, SE helps identify strengths and intentions beneath painful survival patterns. Shame, fear and anger transform into vital life energy. Surviving becomes thriving. As a private practice psychotherapist based in SF & Marin, I primarily work with adults, but also love to assist children in the healing process.
Substance use compounds the recovery process.
Somatic Experiencing (SE) takes healing to a deeper level. Combined with 'top-down' approaches, SE helps identify strengths and intentions beneath painful survival patterns. Shame, fear and anger transform into vital life energy. Surviving becomes thriving. As a private practice psychotherapist based in SF & Marin, I primarily work with adults, but also love to assist children in the healing process.
(415) 342-5196 View (415) 342-5196
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Lori Sparrow
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Kentfield, CA 94904
I help anxious clients who want to build healthy relationships and meaningful lives . I specialize in treating anxiety disorders including panic, fear of flying, general anxiety, OCD, and social anxiety, with evidence based Cognitive Behavioral Therapy. I treat individuals and couples with relationship issues including addiction using Schema therapy, ACT, and Gottman methods. I am a behaviorist and believe changing behaviors is fundamental to changing outcomes. I work with clients on active life skills and narratives to thrive and create meaning and connection. I work with psychiatrists, physicians and support 12 step groups.
I help anxious clients who want to build healthy relationships and meaningful lives . I specialize in treating anxiety disorders including panic, fear of flying, general anxiety, OCD, and social anxiety, with evidence based Cognitive Behavioral Therapy. I treat individuals and couples with relationship issues including addiction using Schema therapy, ACT, and Gottman methods. I am a behaviorist and believe changing behaviors is fundamental to changing outcomes. I work with clients on active life skills and narratives to thrive and create meaning and connection. I work with psychiatrists, physicians and support 12 step groups.
(415) 712-2208 View (415) 712-2208
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Patricia (Tish) Rutledge
Associate Professional Clinical Counselor, MS, APCC
Verified Verified
Kentfield, CA 94904
You do not need to suffer with addiction, trauma, depression, or anxiety.
Hello and a warm welcome to my page! I'm an Associate Professional Clinical Counselor specializing in co-occurring mental health and substance use disorders, depression, anxiety, trauma and grief for individual clients. I am a compassionate person-centered therapist who believes in results. My style is warm and directive, which means I play an active role in helping my clients learn to solve their problems. I value humor and warm smiles, and interject these when appropriate. I am also in recovery and am grateful to help clients find sobriety, peace and happiness as I have found.
You do not need to suffer with addiction, trauma, depression, or anxiety.
Hello and a warm welcome to my page! I'm an Associate Professional Clinical Counselor specializing in co-occurring mental health and substance use disorders, depression, anxiety, trauma and grief for individual clients. I am a compassionate person-centered therapist who believes in results. My style is warm and directive, which means I play an active role in helping my clients learn to solve their problems. I value humor and warm smiles, and interject these when appropriate. I am also in recovery and am grateful to help clients find sobriety, peace and happiness as I have found.
(415) 842-1123 View (415) 842-1123
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Carla Clements
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Kentfield, CA 94904
I have extensive experience with chemical addiction, love and sex addiction, anxiety and depression, domestic abuse, developmental trauma (CPTSD) and low self-esteem.
I believe that feeling safe is the most necessary factor for us to create change in our lives. Each of us deserves to feel valued for who we are. Often our life experiences, beginning in childhood, have convinced us we are undeserving of happiness and good things. How can we create the life we long for if we don't believe we deserve it? Sometimes it is necessary to unlearn some of the distorted messages that came out of childhood. I can help you uncover what is in your way and help you to heal.
I have extensive experience with chemical addiction, love and sex addiction, anxiety and depression, domestic abuse, developmental trauma (CPTSD) and low self-esteem.
I believe that feeling safe is the most necessary factor for us to create change in our lives. Each of us deserves to feel valued for who we are. Often our life experiences, beginning in childhood, have convinced us we are undeserving of happiness and good things. How can we create the life we long for if we don't believe we deserve it? Sometimes it is necessary to unlearn some of the distorted messages that came out of childhood. I can help you uncover what is in your way and help you to heal.
(415) 702-3431 View (415) 702-3431
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Stephany Howard
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
Kentfield, CA 94904
Anxiety, addiction, trauma, and relationships are my areas of expertise. I am a heady-yet-mindful person who works well with clients struggling with over-thinking, people-pleasing, and perfectionism. Many of my clients are creative, sensitive, and driven individuals who came from dysfunctional families and want to feel calmer and more free. I see entrepreneurs, co-founders, parents, couples, and individuals struggling in their relationships. I have a private practice in Marin County (Bay Area), CA, where I offer virtual and face-to-face therapy, consultation, and coaching for individuals and relationships.
Anxiety, addiction, trauma, and relationships are my areas of expertise. I am a heady-yet-mindful person who works well with clients struggling with over-thinking, people-pleasing, and perfectionism. Many of my clients are creative, sensitive, and driven individuals who came from dysfunctional families and want to feel calmer and more free. I see entrepreneurs, co-founders, parents, couples, and individuals struggling in their relationships. I have a private practice in Marin County (Bay Area), CA, where I offer virtual and face-to-face therapy, consultation, and coaching for individuals and relationships.
(628) 261-6144 View (628) 261-6144
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Thom Kessler
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT, RAS
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Kentfield, CA 94904
I am a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and Registered Addiction Specialist.
Whether your decision to make changes involves freedom from painful limiting beliefs, release from repetitive relationship patterns, or transformation through sincere self-examination, I help people to fully realize the person they are destined to become. I work with adults, couples, teens, and families, helping them to successfully attain short-term goals and craft long-range solutions by utilizing a variety of approaches matched to their specific needs or expressed desires as they learn new ways to address life's challenges. As a level 3 Gottman couples therapist, I work with couples utilizing John Gottman's evidence-based theory.
I am a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and Registered Addiction Specialist.
Whether your decision to make changes involves freedom from painful limiting beliefs, release from repetitive relationship patterns, or transformation through sincere self-examination, I help people to fully realize the person they are destined to become. I work with adults, couples, teens, and families, helping them to successfully attain short-term goals and craft long-range solutions by utilizing a variety of approaches matched to their specific needs or expressed desires as they learn new ways to address life's challenges. As a level 3 Gottman couples therapist, I work with couples utilizing John Gottman's evidence-based theory.
(415) 454-8931 View (415) 454-8931
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Jane M Jacobs
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
Kentfield, CA 94904
Getting professional assistance works, but it's not easy to ask for help. In practice for over 25 years, I find that many emotionally challenging problems can be treated with insight, support, and education. In a confidential and discreet setting, together we can look honestly at what's going on and find personalized solutions for you. Whether you're struggling with a life transition, a family problem, an addiction or a health challenge, together, we'll get you moving in the direction you desire.
Getting professional assistance works, but it's not easy to ask for help. In practice for over 25 years, I find that many emotionally challenging problems can be treated with insight, support, and education. In a confidential and discreet setting, together we can look honestly at what's going on and find personalized solutions for you. Whether you're struggling with a life transition, a family problem, an addiction or a health challenge, together, we'll get you moving in the direction you desire.
(415) 483-4239 View (415) 483-4239
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Maia J Newman
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Kentfield, CA 94904
I can also help you face an addiction or address codependency and enter into the recovery process when you are ready.
I'm Maia Newman, a seasoned licensed therapist working with individuals and couples determined to improve their lives. I can help you with all of your relationship concerns; from being single and seeking a relationship to adjusting from a divorce or the loss of a partner. If you are in a relationship I can assist you with keeping passion alive over time, improving communication, negotiating life transitions and role changes, aligning parenting, healing after an affair, or separating from your partner if that is the healthiest option. I have successfully helped many couples in times of crisis to stay together.
I can also help you face an addiction or address codependency and enter into the recovery process when you are ready.
I'm Maia Newman, a seasoned licensed therapist working with individuals and couples determined to improve their lives. I can help you with all of your relationship concerns; from being single and seeking a relationship to adjusting from a divorce or the loss of a partner. If you are in a relationship I can assist you with keeping passion alive over time, improving communication, negotiating life transitions and role changes, aligning parenting, healing after an affair, or separating from your partner if that is the healthiest option. I have successfully helped many couples in times of crisis to stay together.
(650) 485-3914 View (650) 485-3914
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Sue Kessner
Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor, MS, LPCC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Kentfield, CA 94914  (Online Only)
My adult specialties are addiction issues and life transitions.
Welcome to Serenity Psychotherapy. Feeling Stressed? Overwhelmed by Challenges in your Life? Living life on life's terms is not always easy. The stresses of daily living often encroach on our happiness and serenity. Learning to have a solution focused and positive perspective on life's challenges through psychotherapy can change your life. If you're looking for extra support and guidance for you or your children, or you're ready to move in a new direction in your life, I can help you to free up your life!
My adult specialties are addiction issues and life transitions.
Welcome to Serenity Psychotherapy. Feeling Stressed? Overwhelmed by Challenges in your Life? Living life on life's terms is not always easy. The stresses of daily living often encroach on our happiness and serenity. Learning to have a solution focused and positive perspective on life's challenges through psychotherapy can change your life. If you're looking for extra support and guidance for you or your children, or you're ready to move in a new direction in your life, I can help you to free up your life!
(415) 669-5836 View (415) 669-5836
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Leah Seidler
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
Kentfield, CA 94904
I offer couples and individuals immediate insights, deeper clarity, and long-term improvement in an accepting and collaborative therapy environment. I'm a very experienced, analytical, and highly-trained psychotherapist (educated at UC Berkeley), yet I am practical, warm, and open. I work with people experiencing marital, parenting, career, spiritual, emotional, sexual, infertility, and addiction concerns; I'm expert at addressing those concerns. I enjoy working with couples and individuals who desire the help of a dedicated partner to more effectively navigate their relationships and lives.
I offer couples and individuals immediate insights, deeper clarity, and long-term improvement in an accepting and collaborative therapy environment. I'm a very experienced, analytical, and highly-trained psychotherapist (educated at UC Berkeley), yet I am practical, warm, and open. I work with people experiencing marital, parenting, career, spiritual, emotional, sexual, infertility, and addiction concerns; I'm expert at addressing those concerns. I enjoy working with couples and individuals who desire the help of a dedicated partner to more effectively navigate their relationships and lives.
(415) 800-1470 View (415) 800-1470
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J. Marc Wallis, LCSW, Psychotherapy
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, BCD
Verified Verified
Kentfield, CA 94904
My approach is warm, collaborative and effective. With 30 years of clinical experience, I help adults, adolescents, couples and teams address a variety of concerns, including: emotional turmoil, unsatisyfing relationships, and ways you may unwittingly be doing things that get in your own way. The collaborative work of therapy helps people feel more alive, satisfied and engaged in work, relationships and their other pursuits.
My approach is warm, collaborative and effective. With 30 years of clinical experience, I help adults, adolescents, couples and teams address a variety of concerns, including: emotional turmoil, unsatisyfing relationships, and ways you may unwittingly be doing things that get in your own way. The collaborative work of therapy helps people feel more alive, satisfied and engaged in work, relationships and their other pursuits.
(650) 209-7826 View (650) 209-7826
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Jennifer Parlette
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Kentfield, CA 94904
People come to therapy for all sorts of reasons: Relief from sadness or anxiety, to break patterns that cause pain, to get clarity when you just don't know why life feels like an uphill battle or to simply get an "emotional tune-up." With compassion, emotional safety, and a clear, candid therapeutic style, I help people work through life's challenges using effective, evidence-based treatments that target the underlying causes for painful feelings. I believe healing happens holistically; Mind-Body-Spirit are aligned when people feel "right" within themselves.
People come to therapy for all sorts of reasons: Relief from sadness or anxiety, to break patterns that cause pain, to get clarity when you just don't know why life feels like an uphill battle or to simply get an "emotional tune-up." With compassion, emotional safety, and a clear, candid therapeutic style, I help people work through life's challenges using effective, evidence-based treatments that target the underlying causes for painful feelings. I believe healing happens holistically; Mind-Body-Spirit are aligned when people feel "right" within themselves.
(415) 843-6603 View (415) 843-6603
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Diane Brown Ph.D.
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Kentfield, CA 94904
I am a compassionate and caring therapist with 30 years of experience. My first priority in therapy is to lower your distress and give you hope for the future. Together, we uncover the triggers and negative patterns that lead to your unhappiness, and then build a personalized "tool kit" of coping skills, specifically designed around your life challenges. By doing so, you develop a stronger sense of self and compassion for your suffering. With this new understanding, you learn to honor and listen to your authentic self, which is the ultimate key to happiness.
I am a compassionate and caring therapist with 30 years of experience. My first priority in therapy is to lower your distress and give you hope for the future. Together, we uncover the triggers and negative patterns that lead to your unhappiness, and then build a personalized "tool kit" of coping skills, specifically designed around your life challenges. By doing so, you develop a stronger sense of self and compassion for your suffering. With this new understanding, you learn to honor and listen to your authentic self, which is the ultimate key to happiness.
(415) 792-4664 View (415) 792-4664
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Bert Faerstein
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Kentfield, CA 94904
I treat adults as well as adolescents and children, most frequently through individual therapy. I also work with couples. I work with people with a wide range of problems and especially enjoy working with people experiencing anxiety in relationships or at work . I also enjoy working with people who are unhappy and don't know why, and people who are repeating self-defeating patterns they feel unable to change. Meeting with a well-trained and experienced therapist can be a powerful and effective way of strengthening one's confidence and developing a personal sense of control over one's life.
I treat adults as well as adolescents and children, most frequently through individual therapy. I also work with couples. I work with people with a wide range of problems and especially enjoy working with people experiencing anxiety in relationships or at work . I also enjoy working with people who are unhappy and don't know why, and people who are repeating self-defeating patterns they feel unable to change. Meeting with a well-trained and experienced therapist can be a powerful and effective way of strengthening one's confidence and developing a personal sense of control over one's life.
(415) 787-4616 View (415) 787-4616
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Jennifer Spiegel Grellman
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT
Verified Verified
Kentfield, CA 94904
When someone really hears you, without passing judgment , it feels good. I provide a safe and confidential place for you to explore your own mind and motivations, empowering you to live more in the present. The relationship you and I will build in your therapy is an important key to your own personal growth to get to where you want to be. We will work together as you build trust in yourself to make life enhancing changes. For more information about my practice, please visit my website, jennifergrellmantherapist.com.
When someone really hears you, without passing judgment , it feels good. I provide a safe and confidential place for you to explore your own mind and motivations, empowering you to live more in the present. The relationship you and I will build in your therapy is an important key to your own personal growth to get to where you want to be. We will work together as you build trust in yourself to make life enhancing changes. For more information about my practice, please visit my website, jennifergrellmantherapist.com.
(415) 548-2858 View (415) 548-2858
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Caroline Hoeveler
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Kentfield, CA 94904
I provide psychotherapy to people who would like to find healing, happiness and peace in the midst of life’s challenges. Critical elements of my approach are deep and persistent compassion, acceptance, collaboration and partnership. My goal is to help you develop strategies and coping skills, cultivate new attitudes and increase insight while all along holding space to honor your journey and inner strengths. This is done by exploring the functions behind emotions, thoughts, behaviors and beliefs, all of which are valid and important, but can be difficult to interpret in the chaos of everyday life.
I provide psychotherapy to people who would like to find healing, happiness and peace in the midst of life’s challenges. Critical elements of my approach are deep and persistent compassion, acceptance, collaboration and partnership. My goal is to help you develop strategies and coping skills, cultivate new attitudes and increase insight while all along holding space to honor your journey and inner strengths. This is done by exploring the functions behind emotions, thoughts, behaviors and beliefs, all of which are valid and important, but can be difficult to interpret in the chaos of everyday life.
(415) 903-1504 View (415) 903-1504
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Herb Kessner
PhD
Verified Verified
Kentfield, CA 94904
Making a career change can be a powerful and transforming experience. I offer a wide range of personal testing, action planning, career counseling and professional development In a comfortable and supportive atmosphere. I have a highly personalized approach tailored to each of our client's individual needs, to help them attain the personal growth & success they're striving for. My combination of long business experience, psychological insight and career counseling provides you with the tools you need to discover your strengths, develop your action plan and achieve your next steps.
Making a career change can be a powerful and transforming experience. I offer a wide range of personal testing, action planning, career counseling and professional development In a comfortable and supportive atmosphere. I have a highly personalized approach tailored to each of our client's individual needs, to help them attain the personal growth & success they're striving for. My combination of long business experience, psychological insight and career counseling provides you with the tools you need to discover your strengths, develop your action plan and achieve your next steps.
(415) 849-3723 View (415) 849-3723
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Dr. Robyn Pearl
Psychologist, PsyD, QME
Verified Verified
Kentfield, CA 94904  (Online Only)
Not accepting new clients
Overwhelmed and feeling isolated? Stressed and not sure how to get relief? People are resilient and innately driven to lead their best lives. Sometimes we forget mental health and physical health are deeply entwined and everyone needs support to attain wellness. Perhaps now more than ever.
Overwhelmed and feeling isolated? Stressed and not sure how to get relief? People are resilient and innately driven to lead their best lives. Sometimes we forget mental health and physical health are deeply entwined and everyone needs support to attain wellness. Perhaps now more than ever.
(628) 214-7747 View (628) 214-7747
Addiction Therapists

What is the best therapy for addiction?

Addiction treatment will be tailored to the individual. People seeking help for addiction—whether with a psychotherapist, in an outpatient clinic, or in a residential program—should expect to engage in multiple types of treatments, sometimes including medication. For anyone recovering from addiction, avoiding situations in which one has typically used a substance is essential, as is the support of close connections. Since substance use disorders tend to co-occur with underlying mental health conditions such as anxiety or depression, those must also be addressed as part of any recovery plan.

How long does therapy for addiction take?

There is no set timeline for recovery from addiction. Patients and their families should expect the work to last several months, if not longer. Residential treatment programs may be based on a stay of 30, 60, or 90 days, with continuing work after release, but only about 1 percent of people are treated in such facilities. Ceasing use is just the first step; therapy to help maintain abstinence and effect behavior change must follow. The process of recovery, neuroscience has shown, involves brain cells recovering the capacity to respond to natural sources of reward and restore control over the impulse to use. Another definition of recovery is restoring voluntary control over one’s substance use and retaking all of one’s previous responsibilities.

How effective is drug addiction treatment?

Substance use disorders are treatable and remission is achievable for many who seek recovery; by some estimates, more than three-quarters of people who become addicted to alcohol or drugs recover. But that success rarely occurs quickly or on a set timeline; relapse is not only common, but many therapists and clinicians view it as a normal part of the process—not always a sign that a person has returned to addiction, but a signal that their treatment should be adjusted to help them regain control. Overall, research suggests, five years after the end of substance use, one’s risk of relapse is no greater than that of others who had not faced addiction. Other experts believe that complete abstinence is not the only measure of recovery, and that, through effective treatment, many people can learn to control their use.

How can you get addiction treatment for someone?

The most important factor in recovery from addiction is widely understood to be an individual’s commitment to change. For that reason,“interventions” in which friends and family gather to urge or force someone to begin immediate treatment often backfire; even when such efforts do lead someone to begin treatment, they may be less likely to stay than those who are self-driven. Still, family members can play an important role in supporting an individual who seeks help and can take part in family therapy as one element of a loved one’s treatment.