Alcohol Use Therapists in Laguna Hills, CA

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Bryan Vasquez
Drug & Alcohol Counselor, CATCIII
Struggling with addiction and feel rehab isn’t an option? Leaving your family, job, school and responsibilities for an extended period of time is not always needed to get yourself healthy and on track. If you or a loved one are struggling with addiction, I know the challenges of this lifestyle. Being caught in the cycle of addiction is hard--feelings of fear, failure, guilt, and shame. You may have tried stopping on your own, only to find yourself engaging in the same unhelpful behavior. Breaking this cycle alone is tough! Counseling may be more effective for you than rehab. I specialize in moderation & abstinence based approaches.
(657) 315-1780
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David Welch Ph.d.
PhD
Verified
Verified
Wel-Mor Psychology Group is dedicated to helping people help themselves to improve the quality of their lives and their relationships. We aim to assist people in exploring the root cause of their struggles and finding alternative and healthier ways to cope. We provide a variety of outpatient therapy and counseling options including private individual, couples or family therapy, and group counseling at a number of locations throughout Orange County, California.
(657) 242-2734
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Laguna Hills, CA 92653
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David Reed & Associates
Psychologist, PhD, CEAP
Verified
Verified
Our office has limited openings for individual adult patients. We are unable to accept teens, couples, or families at the present time. With many years of working with persons of Asian or Hispanic/Latinx decent, Dr. Reed has a deep understanding for the role that diversity and culture play in one's overall well-being. His involvement with the LGBTQ community spans decades including early research regarding manager's attitudes regarding person's with HIV in the workplace. Dr. Reed is easy to talk with and provides useful information as part of the affirmative counseling services he offers.
(949) 353-5642
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Laguna Hills, CA 92653
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Kay Poggi
Counselor, MA
Verified
Verified
My 30 years of professional experience have well-prepared me to inspire and support meaningful change for those who desire to get past their past and to attain balance and a fulfilling lifestyle. I utilize an ecclectic approach with genuine empathy and patience.
(949) 751-1414
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Laguna Hills, CA 92653
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Janet Congo
Marriage & Family Therapist
Verified
Verified
If you are struggling with low self-esteem, confusion, anxiety, or depression, I will be a compassionate guide. If you have self-defeating beliefs and patterns, together we can create a new mindset. If your relationships are disappointing, I will help you confront the roadblocks. If your marriage is stagnant, I can assist you to intentionally create the "WOW in your VOW". If you are reeling from betrayal, broken relationships, family conflict, parenting or step-parenting issues, I can assist you in developing a strategy that will work for you. If you are grieving, I will walk beside you.
(949) 274-7053
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Laguna Hills, CA 92653
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Kriss Murphy
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
Verified
Thank you for taking the first step toward change in your life! Challenging habits can be very scary. It is possible you have been practicing these habits for so long you have forgotten where they began. Many people view their symptoms as their identity. My passion is to work with you to empower that part of you that is hoping for more from your life and relationships. Please know you are not alone in this journey. Our job together is to work to identify the core issues driving those symptoms and find healthier ways of living the life you want.
(949) 565-4609
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Laguna Hills, CA 92653
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Eric A. Herrera
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, AMFT
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
Do you often ask yourself, is this the best life has to offer? Maybe you’re feeling anxious, depressed, or coping with an addiction. Perhaps you are quick tempered or irritable at work or home. Are you feeling as if you’re losing your teen or are you struggling to connect with your aging parents? Could it be the sense of safety and love you once felt for your partner is no longer there? Or maybe you’re not sure what’s wrong – you’re just sick of feeling tired and empty all the time. I'm Eric. Let us work together to find the answers to these and many other questions that may have caused you to lose hope.
(657) 366-5132
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Laguna Hills, CA 92653
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Sheila Diskin
Marriage & Family Therapist, MFT
Verified
Verified
SAVE YOUR RELATIONSHIP!!! I am a Marriage and Family therapist since 1997, specializing in couples therapy and marriage counseling, relationship counseling and conflict resolution strategies, individual therapy, depression symptoms, PTSD, anxiety, and moving beyond trauma issues resulting from abuse or an accident. I will help you to find the joy in your relationship and your personal life. I mix traditional therapy with a heart-full approach and teach couples and individuals how to trust their intuition and know themselves. I am supportive of alternative lifestyles/gay/lesbian. Marriage & Family Therapist, Couples Counseling, Marriage Counselor, Individual Therapy, Conflict Resolution, PTSD Symptoms, Laguna Hills, Orange County,CA.
(949) 216-8170
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Laguna Hills, CA 92653
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Stacey Berardino
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
Verified
Our office, located in South Orange County, specializes in services related to the clinical and forensic psychology fields. We provide assessment, psychological testing, diagnosis, as well as treatment for a host of issues related to both clinical and forensic psychology. We are dedicated to quick and friendly service in order to meet your needs and get you an appointment as soon as possible.
(949) 525-9052
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Matt Lehman
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
I have worked as a mental health practitioner for over 10 years. I began my career working with adolescents with substance use disorders and co-occurring mental health needs in an inpatient treatment setting. I continued working with a variety of populations including homeless and at-risk families with children with mental health disorders. In 2013 I was an intern at the Orange County Health Care Agency's Anaheim clinic for the severely and persistently mentally ill, where I provided case management services, conducted crisis intervention services and behavioral health assessments both in the clinic and while in the field.
(714) 759-5272
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Laguna Hills, CA 92653
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Susan Clarke
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, , LMFT
Verified
Verified
I have been a Counselor for 28 years and I feel so lucky to be able to help you on your journey. We all have times when a non-judge mental, compassionate professional can help us process and find clarity to move forward and assist in finding your highest good.
(949) 734-4648
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Laguna Hills, CA 92653
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Dr. Gretchen Shibl Wellness Psychology
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
Verified
I provide customized and effective psychotherapy to adults, professionals, and seniors. In addition to depression, anxiety, and other life challenges, I offer therapy for individuals with autoimmune conditions, acute/chronic illness and chronic pain. I also work with professionals and workplace issues including stress, burnout, and work/life balance. Office hours are offered during the weekend in addition to online therapy for individuals unable to access in person services (open to all CA residents).
(949) 799-4963
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Cedar Light Counseling and Coaching
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
Verified
Do you want solace? Serenity and solutions? I am licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, I have been practicing for 8 years. I am a Certified Life Coach and a Hypnotherapist. That means I can help you to cope with life stressors, help you realize core issues and heal you from the inside out. Hypnotherapy can help with self confidence and heal the inner child where there is unresolved pain. I specialize in high conflict relation ships, attachment issues, addiction problems - substance use, porn and love addiction, emotional regulation, trauma, life transitions and PTSD, anxiety, depression, addiction and Bipolar Disorder.
(949) 438-5269
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Laguna Hills, CA 92653
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Ting Qin
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MA, AMFT
Verified
Verified
Fred Rogers said, “It’s the people we love the most who can make us feel the gladdest… and the maddest! Love and anger are such a puzzle! It’s hard for us, as adults, to understand and manage our angry feelings toward parents, spouses, and children, or to keep their anger toward us in perspective. It’s a different kind of anger from the kind we may feel toward strangers because it is so deeply intertwined with caring and attachment.” Does this statement resonate with you? If so, you are not alone.
(818) 319-4506
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Laguna Hills, CA 92653
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Not accepting new clients
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Mary McManus, LCSW
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Verified
I believe good therapy creates change, resolves issues, heals emotional wounds, and expands our capacity to cope with life's challenges. Most people come into therapy in pain or in some sort of crises. I work with clients to help them see this crises as an opportunity for personal growth and healing.My style is warm, engaging and direct. I believe that good therapy produces cognitive, behavioral and emotional changes. I work creatively with the strengths of the individual to build a strong, collaborative alliance to help reach stated goals of treatment.
(949) 207-3619
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Laguna Hills, CA 92653
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Junko Johnson
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT, RPT
Verified
Verified
Everyone has a story; everyone has struggles; everyone is fighting their own battle. We all experience some degree of suffering though it and all of us need a safe place. A safe place where we can be who we really are, where we can listen to our own needs, wants, feelings, and beliefs. I create this kind of environment for you by providing validation, empathy, and compassion. I conduct psychotherapy with adults, young children, and adolescents. My style of practice is client-centered. I create an approach tailored to the particular characteristics and needs of each client.
(949) 522-7580
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Laguna Hills, CA 92653
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Harmony Heals
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT
Verified
Verified
Are you troubled by past trauma and overwhelmed at the thought of getting help? Dealing with trauma is incredibly difficult but fortunately you don't have to do it alone. At Harmony Heals we specialize in bringing about a sense of resolution and giving clients the power to forge their own destiny. Our entire office is focused on getting you the help that you need and guiding you on your personal journey to growth and mental well-being.
(949) 478-0773
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Laguna Hills, CA 92653
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Lucinda Ann Wilson
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA
Verified
Verified
Many years of teaching children with disabilities, children and teens, taught me that my priority is young children/ teens develop and grow, psychologically and emotionally.
(657) 254-3438
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Laguna Hills, CA 92653
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Pathways Community Counseling Center
LCSW, MFTI
Pathways Community Counseling Center provides high quality, low-cost counseling, psychotherapy, life skills and supportive services to individuals, couples, and families in English and Spanish.
(949) 245-6828
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Laguna Hills, CA 92653
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Heidi A Berman
Marriage & Family Therapist, PhD, MFCT
Verified
Verified
Do you or someone close to you have noticeable mood changes or periods of anxiety & depression that are interfering with your life? Is your child not the same youngster he/she used to be? I am a highly experienced PhD. with specializations in Mood Disorders (e.g. Bipolar, Depression), Anxiety Disorders, Eating Disorders, and all Addictions. Additionally, I have substantial experience in virtually all areas of mental health. I work hard for you to make the therapy process both comfortable and rewarding. My practice is open to adults,teens, children, couples and families. Phone consultation (therapy) is available during or after-hours.
(949) 390-9274 x1
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Laguna Hills, CA 92653
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Alcohol Use Therapists

Are there specific medications for alcohol use?

There are oral medications approved to treat alcohol use disorder—such as disulfiram, acamprosate, and naltrexone, which also comes in an injectable form. These medications do help people reduce their drinking as well as avoid the problem of relapse. Naltrexone helps reduce cravings, disulfiram can make a person feel sick when they drink, and acamprosate may help ease symptoms like poor sleep and anxious feelings.

How do alcohol recovery or rehabilitation programs work?

In inpatient programs, individuals live in a facility with other patients in recovery; in outpatient programs,individuals live at home. These facilities are staffed with healthcare professionals including physicians, nurses, psychologists, counselors, and psychotherapists. Staff can also include people who have recovered themselves, serving as mentors and guides. These programs may use abstinence, harm reduction, detoxification, psychotherapy, and other tools for recovery.

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 alcohol use reduce the amount of alcohol they intake. It is not abstinence-based like a 12-step program, but combining harm reduction with psychotherapy proves to be effective for many people.