Addiction Therapists in Larkspur, CA

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Jessica Potter
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Larkspur, CA 94939
I also specialize in substance abuse treatment, childhood and adolescent issues, parenting, and suicide prevention.
I am versatile in my clinical experience with clients of different ages and cultures. I have particular training in working with individuals struggling with trauma and the many symptoms related to trauma. I also have many years of experience working with those who struggle with addictions. I enjoy providing support groups for adults and teenagers. I have worked in schools, outpatient clinics, and private practice. I also have experience in suicide prevention work with teenagers and young adults.
I also specialize in substance abuse treatment, childhood and adolescent issues, parenting, and suicide prevention.
I am versatile in my clinical experience with clients of different ages and cultures. I have particular training in working with individuals struggling with trauma and the many symptoms related to trauma. I also have many years of experience working with those who struggle with addictions. I enjoy providing support groups for adults and teenagers. I have worked in schools, outpatient clinics, and private practice. I also have experience in suicide prevention work with teenagers and young adults.
(415) 689-1017 View (415) 689-1017
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Haleh Kashani
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Larkspur, CA 94939
I specialize in the treatment of eating disorders ranging from Anorexia Nervosa, Bulimia Nervosa, ARFID, and Bing Eating Disorder to chronic dieting and weight related issues, as well as substance abuse and addictions with adults and teens.
I would like take this opportunity to provide you with some information about myself and my practice.I am a licensed clinical psychologist and have been in practice for over 30 years. I specialize in working with adolescents and adults in individual, family and group therapy settings. I treat wide array of conditions, from stress management and normal life issues and interpersonal and family problems to more serious conditions such as depression, anxiety and other psychological problems.
I specialize in the treatment of eating disorders ranging from Anorexia Nervosa, Bulimia Nervosa, ARFID, and Bing Eating Disorder to chronic dieting and weight related issues, as well as substance abuse and addictions with adults and teens.
I would like take this opportunity to provide you with some information about myself and my practice.I am a licensed clinical psychologist and have been in practice for over 30 years. I specialize in working with adolescents and adults in individual, family and group therapy settings. I treat wide array of conditions, from stress management and normal life issues and interpersonal and family problems to more serious conditions such as depression, anxiety and other psychological problems.
(415) 697-3942 View (415) 697-3942
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Cassandra Beck
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, AMFT
Verified Verified
Larkspur, CA 94939
I also provide individual therapy to teens and adults, specializing in substance use, codependency, and working with high achievers.
To those navigating the complexities of parenting, carrying the weight of past hurts, or striving to find harmony in their relationships, I see you. I specialize in supporting parents and caregivers concerned about their teenager's behavior and those looking to improve family relationships and reduce conflict. As a family therapist, I tackle various family challenges like addiction, disordered eating, and teen behavior. I assist with challenging transitions, supporting neurodivergent families, healing intergenerational trauma, and addressing burnout in high-achieving families.
I also provide individual therapy to teens and adults, specializing in substance use, codependency, and working with high achievers.
To those navigating the complexities of parenting, carrying the weight of past hurts, or striving to find harmony in their relationships, I see you. I specialize in supporting parents and caregivers concerned about their teenager's behavior and those looking to improve family relationships and reduce conflict. As a family therapist, I tackle various family challenges like addiction, disordered eating, and teen behavior. I assist with challenging transitions, supporting neurodivergent families, healing intergenerational trauma, and addressing burnout in high-achieving families.
(415) 450-0517 View (415) 450-0517
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Recovery Without Walls
MD
Verified Verified
Larkspur, CA 94939
The Recovery Without Walls approach transcends the current treatment model for addiction and chronic pain. We integrate pharmacological expertise, personalized care, and tireless patient advocacy to promote healing that extends through all aspects of your life.
The Recovery Without Walls approach transcends the current treatment model for addiction and chronic pain. We integrate pharmacological expertise, personalized care, and tireless patient advocacy to promote healing that extends through all aspects of your life.
(628) 200-3655 View (628) 200-3655
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Ellen S. Brown L.M.F.T.
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Larkspur, CA 94939  (Online Only)
I offer a warm, supportive, interactive and non-judgmental atmosphere in which to help you deal with issues that are troubling you. Whether you are struggling with depression, anxiety, relationship issues, job and career concerns, substance abuse, or the problems of life's inevitable twists, turns and stresses, my 30+ years of clinical experience provide a depth of understanding to help you facilitate the changes you want to make. I work with individuals with a wide variety of problems that affect their relationships, functioning and growth.
I offer a warm, supportive, interactive and non-judgmental atmosphere in which to help you deal with issues that are troubling you. Whether you are struggling with depression, anxiety, relationship issues, job and career concerns, substance abuse, or the problems of life's inevitable twists, turns and stresses, my 30+ years of clinical experience provide a depth of understanding to help you facilitate the changes you want to make. I work with individuals with a wide variety of problems that affect their relationships, functioning and growth.
(415) 567-8123 View (415) 567-8123
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Jane Carey Kahn
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Larkspur, CA 94939
Not accepting new clients
I treat co-occuring disorders (mental health/substance abuse/medical issues).
Therapy is a tool that can help you gain or improve self-knowledge; it can teach skills that assist you in managing life's problems. I am experienced in working with adults (18-65+) who have childhood trauma, relationship issues, aging issues, work place stress. I believe that everyone has the ability to benefit from greater insight and self-awareness. My therapeutic approach integrates psychodynamic, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, and Problem Solving Therapy.
I treat co-occuring disorders (mental health/substance abuse/medical issues).
Therapy is a tool that can help you gain or improve self-knowledge; it can teach skills that assist you in managing life's problems. I am experienced in working with adults (18-65+) who have childhood trauma, relationship issues, aging issues, work place stress. I believe that everyone has the ability to benefit from greater insight and self-awareness. My therapeutic approach integrates psychodynamic, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, and Problem Solving Therapy.
(415) 592-5877 View (415) 592-5877
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Robin Mayer
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, MS
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Larkspur, CA 94939
My focus is to assist adults, adolescents, and couples lessen or eliminate anxiety, depression, stress, fears, relationship issues, substance abuse, and trauma.
If you are hoping to make a change, I can help you. By shifting perspectives, we can collaboratively help break patterns that impair relationships, health and work. Therapy can be safe and effective; I will help you reach your goals and increase emotional resilience.
My focus is to assist adults, adolescents, and couples lessen or eliminate anxiety, depression, stress, fears, relationship issues, substance abuse, and trauma.
If you are hoping to make a change, I can help you. By shifting perspectives, we can collaboratively help break patterns that impair relationships, health and work. Therapy can be safe and effective; I will help you reach your goals and increase emotional resilience.
(415) 891-8638 View (415) 891-8638
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Brian King
Psychologist, PsyD, QME
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Larkspur, CA 94977  (Online Only)
, depression, anxiety, pain, self-destructive behaviors, substance use).
I seek to provide a thoughtful and reflective setting where clients develop greater understanding of their problems and limitations through honest exploration of themselves, and to bolster strengths/foster growth. I provide a friendly and open atmosphere to invite sharing of whatever thought or feeling that comes up so that they can be explored, analyzed and ultimately changed if you want. I work in a collaborative way and do not necessarily see my role as an advice giver, but as a thoughtful companion in helping you find your own solutions and understanding. I use a flexible blend of clinical techniques and theories.
, depression, anxiety, pain, self-destructive behaviors, substance use).
I seek to provide a thoughtful and reflective setting where clients develop greater understanding of their problems and limitations through honest exploration of themselves, and to bolster strengths/foster growth. I provide a friendly and open atmosphere to invite sharing of whatever thought or feeling that comes up so that they can be explored, analyzed and ultimately changed if you want. I work in a collaborative way and do not necessarily see my role as an advice giver, but as a thoughtful companion in helping you find your own solutions and understanding. I use a flexible blend of clinical techniques and theories.
(415) 991-3069 View (415) 991-3069
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Lori Sparrow
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Larkspur, CA 94939
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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Sasha Georgeson
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, ATR, REAT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Larkspur, CA 94977
I specialize in treating PTSD, substance abuse, anxiety, depression and high conflict situations where.
I believe that life’s challenges, whether external or internal, are opportunities for self-discovery and for becoming more aligned with your inner wisdom. My role as a therapist is to create an environment in which you can express yourself, feel deeply heard and connect to your authentic self. I believe that when we can meet ourselves with love and respect, we can heal from many issues. My focus is on supporting you to gain a deeper understanding of who you are, including your resources and strengths, your unique perspective, and your unconscious patterns so you can create the change and healing that you desire.
I specialize in treating PTSD, substance abuse, anxiety, depression and high conflict situations where.
I believe that life’s challenges, whether external or internal, are opportunities for self-discovery and for becoming more aligned with your inner wisdom. My role as a therapist is to create an environment in which you can express yourself, feel deeply heard and connect to your authentic self. I believe that when we can meet ourselves with love and respect, we can heal from many issues. My focus is on supporting you to gain a deeper understanding of who you are, including your resources and strengths, your unique perspective, and your unconscious patterns so you can create the change and healing that you desire.
(415) 326-1913 View (415) 326-1913
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Diane Brown Ph.D.
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Larkspur, CA 94939
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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Phyllis Galanis
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT
Verified Verified
Larkspur, CA 94939
Are you feeling misunderstood in your relationships? Are you feeling anxious, irritated or depressed? Tired of having to explain yourself? Talking with an understanding therapist who will focus solely on you with a compassionate objectivity can really help. I specialize in working with anxiety, depression, addictive behaviors and relationship issues, and in helping to uncover and then overcome issues from the past that are still affecting thoughts and behavior in the present. I've been through many transitions, both planned and unplanned, throughout my life and have great compassion and skill in helping others come through them, too.
Are you feeling misunderstood in your relationships? Are you feeling anxious, irritated or depressed? Tired of having to explain yourself? Talking with an understanding therapist who will focus solely on you with a compassionate objectivity can really help. I specialize in working with anxiety, depression, addictive behaviors and relationship issues, and in helping to uncover and then overcome issues from the past that are still affecting thoughts and behavior in the present. I've been through many transitions, both planned and unplanned, throughout my life and have great compassion and skill in helping others come through them, too.
(415) 630-5316 View (415) 630-5316
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Sharon Laurenza LP/ Behavioral Design
Psychologist, EdD, MAEd, MAEd, Counsel, Admin
Verified Verified
Larkspur, CA 94939  (Online Only)
Hello! I am Dr. Sharon Laurenza, Licensed Psychologist. The name of my business is "BEHAVIORAL DESIGN-- Solution-Oriented Approaches To Change" as I believe you can develop the discipline needed to make the changes you desire to bring you closer to your personal and/or professional goals. I work as a psychologist who does psychotherapy, executive and personal coaching, counseling and consulting. Counseling, Coaching and Psychotherapy all help you to become more in alignment, a better and more comfortable fit, with yourself (inside and out). This is done through your work on your identified concerns and desire for change.
Hello! I am Dr. Sharon Laurenza, Licensed Psychologist. The name of my business is "BEHAVIORAL DESIGN-- Solution-Oriented Approaches To Change" as I believe you can develop the discipline needed to make the changes you desire to bring you closer to your personal and/or professional goals. I work as a psychologist who does psychotherapy, executive and personal coaching, counseling and consulting. Counseling, Coaching and Psychotherapy all help you to become more in alignment, a better and more comfortable fit, with yourself (inside and out). This is done through your work on your identified concerns and desire for change.
(831) 531-2721 View (831) 531-2721
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Megan O'Donnell
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
Larkspur, CA 94939
By creating a safe, non-judgmental space for clients to reflect; I help individuals gain insight into their internal experience. By creating space to think together, I work to help clarify challenges that may be getting in the way of a client(s) well-being. I aim to provide my client(s) a new perspective and a deeper understanding of the presenting problem; which will create a greater awareness about the roots of their symptoms. I support each individual to set goals that are specific to their respective needs.
By creating a safe, non-judgmental space for clients to reflect; I help individuals gain insight into their internal experience. By creating space to think together, I work to help clarify challenges that may be getting in the way of a client(s) well-being. I aim to provide my client(s) a new perspective and a deeper understanding of the presenting problem; which will create a greater awareness about the roots of their symptoms. I support each individual to set goals that are specific to their respective needs.
(415) 384-5186 View (415) 384-5186
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Kate Harling
Marriage & Family Therapist, MFT
Verified Verified
Larkspur, CA 94939
Not accepting new clients
I work actively with people to assess what is important and meaningful to them. I use inquiry and observation to help you know yourself better, as well as identifying and addressing obstacles that prevent you from fully engaging in life, in relationships and in creative work. This self understanding can enable you to build resiliance and expand your capacity to embrace the inevitable gifts, disappointments, and changes, that life brings your way. These changes may include feeling better about yourself, expanding your ability to develop closer intimate relationships, and create more satisfaction in your work life.
I work actively with people to assess what is important and meaningful to them. I use inquiry and observation to help you know yourself better, as well as identifying and addressing obstacles that prevent you from fully engaging in life, in relationships and in creative work. This self understanding can enable you to build resiliance and expand your capacity to embrace the inevitable gifts, disappointments, and changes, that life brings your way. These changes may include feeling better about yourself, expanding your ability to develop closer intimate relationships, and create more satisfaction in your work life.
(415) 524-0376 View (415) 524-0376
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Michael J. Mesmer
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, MFT
Verified Verified
Larkspur, CA 94939
Alternatives increase our choices in life. Alternative psychotherapy considers all aspects of living, including work, lifestyle and spiritual practice, as well as thoughts and feelings, in healing our mind, body and spirit.
Alternatives increase our choices in life. Alternative psychotherapy considers all aspects of living, including work, lifestyle and spiritual practice, as well as thoughts and feelings, in healing our mind, body and spirit.
(458) 231-8560 View (458) 231-8560
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Susan Edelstein
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Larkspur, CA 94939  (Online Only)
Life has never been particularly easy, but lately we are faced with additional stress. As a psychologist, I meet with men and women, couples and families who are coping with conflict in their marriages, conflicts with their children, financial pressures, and workplace stress. Things might seem so overwhelming that we despair of ever recapturing the happiness and optimism that we once might have had. I can show you ways to reduce your anxiety, and develop new coping strategies to improve interactions in your family, your relationships and your workplace. You can find confidence and recapture a sense of well being.
Life has never been particularly easy, but lately we are faced with additional stress. As a psychologist, I meet with men and women, couples and families who are coping with conflict in their marriages, conflicts with their children, financial pressures, and workplace stress. Things might seem so overwhelming that we despair of ever recapturing the happiness and optimism that we once might have had. I can show you ways to reduce your anxiety, and develop new coping strategies to improve interactions in your family, your relationships and your workplace. You can find confidence and recapture a sense of well being.
(415) 659-9341 View (415) 659-9341
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Anne M. Vano
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Larkspur, CA 94939
Seeking help takes courage & thoughtfulness. You may feel old difficulties have resurfaced or painful events keep reoccurring despite your best efforts to make things better. You may feel frustrated that you are at a place where things improve for a short time but don't stay stable or good for long. Perhaps life has changed for you in unexpected ways and now there is less peace, less joy and more heartache or confusion. Persistent, intense feelings inside yourself or with your partner/spouse/child/family may be too much to bear. An experienced, supportive, well-trained psychologist like myself, can make make an enormous difference.
Seeking help takes courage & thoughtfulness. You may feel old difficulties have resurfaced or painful events keep reoccurring despite your best efforts to make things better. You may feel frustrated that you are at a place where things improve for a short time but don't stay stable or good for long. Perhaps life has changed for you in unexpected ways and now there is less peace, less joy and more heartache or confusion. Persistent, intense feelings inside yourself or with your partner/spouse/child/family may be too much to bear. An experienced, supportive, well-trained psychologist like myself, can make make an enormous difference.
(415) 944-3942 View (415) 944-3942
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Keely Schlesinger
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
Larkspur, CA 94939
I specialize in treating anxiety and depression. I use a practical approach known as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy to help patients find health and happiness in their professional, romantic and social lives. I work with individuals, couples and groups.
I specialize in treating anxiety and depression. I use a practical approach known as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy to help patients find health and happiness in their professional, romantic and social lives. I work with individuals, couples and groups.
(415) 873-8407 View (415) 873-8407
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Natalie Harvey
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, MFT
Verified Verified
Larkspur, CA 94939
Welcome. If you have found yourself here you are probably looking for relief. My passion and experience focuses around helping others find clarity and balance. We each have different histories, needs, patterns of thinking, and struggles. All of us develop strategies of protecting ourselves that have been useful in the past but have become outdated. It's important that we move toward ways that currently work; that help guide us toward the most peace and happiness possible. Guiding individuals toward getting to know, accept, and thrive in one's own self and in relationship is something I am dedicated to.
Welcome. If you have found yourself here you are probably looking for relief. My passion and experience focuses around helping others find clarity and balance. We each have different histories, needs, patterns of thinking, and struggles. All of us develop strategies of protecting ourselves that have been useful in the past but have become outdated. It's important that we move toward ways that currently work; that help guide us toward the most peace and happiness possible. Guiding individuals toward getting to know, accept, and thrive in one's own self and in relationship is something I am dedicated to.
(415) 747-5182 View (415) 747-5182
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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.