Substance Use Therapists in Sawtelle, Los Angeles, CASee all therapists in Sawtelle, Los Angeles
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Dr. Art Khachikyan
Are you facing an alcohol or other substance abuse challenge? Is problematic substance use threatening your professional success or putting you in problematic situations? Isolation and feeling unmoored increase your risk for substance abuse and make your emotional challenges more difficult to manage.
Do you feel overwhelmed, anxious, or lonely? Is it difficult to balance work with your personal/family needs? Are you finding it difficult to build friendships or understand the culture at work? Distraction on the job, insomnia, or withdrawing from family are signs that you may need help managing anxiety and stress. Many of us find it difficult to develop nurturing relationships and stop feeling isolated. In therapy, you can build coping skills and insights that can help you feel calmer and more in control. We will work to building the tools that you need to succeed professionally and personally. I am looking forward to helping!
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Psychologist, PsyD, MA
I have extensive experience working with patients with dual diagnoses that include substance abuse, mood disorders, anxiety disorders, adjustment disorders, and personality disorders. Over the last 6 years I have worked with clients struggling with comorbid substance use and mood disorders. I believe that people are resilient and I cherish that, and work to enhance that resiliency. I believe every client is an individual, with various experiences and needs, and thus, it is critical to have their treatment be personalized to their needs, areas of strength, readiness for change and personality style.
Pre-Licensed Professional, MA
Julia Xiao-Rodriguez provides supervised evidence-based cognitive behavioral therapies (CBTs) for children, adolescents, and young adults with complex diagnostic presentations, including co-occurring anxiety, mood, personality, substance use and eating disorders. She specializes in delivering Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) for high-risk, suicidal, and self-harming youth and their families. She is especially interested in walking alongside parents as they navigate parenting challenges and collaboration with providers. Julia is committed to providing identity-informed, culturally responsive and values-based interventions.
I specialize in treating Borderline Personality Disorder, Obsessive-Compulsive Related Disorders, anxiety disorders, depressive disorders, trauma, and substance use disorders.
I am a licensed clinical psychologist in California and Illinois and work with a group of talented clinicians at Evidence Based Therapy Partners. I focus on providing evidence-based treatment with fidelity. I recognize that therapy can be a difficult experience. I work hard to ensure that my clients feel understood and validated. I believe that change naturally flows from acceptance, and therefore strive to bring a non-judgmental and accepting stance to the struggles of my clients.
Athena Family Services
We specialize in working with adolescents, young adults, and their families who are struggling to support the client and help them learn how to cope with the world. Wether they are dealing with anxiety, depression, substance use (experimenting or advanced), ASD, failure-to-launch or just teen angst- we pair each client with a therapeutic mentor who is close in age and relatable, who can work with the client one-on-one out in the community where they are experiencing difficulties and help them learn the tools to be successful. Regardless of what they are facing, our mentors are trained to help support clients in facing their issues.
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT
My recent work has focused on supporting adults struggling with co-occurring mental health and substance use challenges.
My experience as a therapist has taken me to diverse settings and introduced me to many different people, from small children to older adults. Along the way, I have learned that no one approach to therapy will work for everyone. Instead, I strive to establish a strong relationship with my clients by meeting them where they are. Together, we explore the unique challenges that brought them to therapy. Together, we zero in on desired therapeutic goals and lay out a fresh path towards positive change.
Pre-Licensed Professional, ASW
I hope to create a safe therapeutic relationship, where you can be known, seen, and heard. I am here to empower you to tap into your abilities and strengths and help you to create a new path by challenging the barriers. I work with individuals and teens who have experienced trauma, depression, anxiety, substance use , grief and loss, life transitions, and relational/attachment wounds. My experience also includes working with the BIOPIC community, LGBTQIA+ community, first responders, veterans, and addicted family systems. I tailor therapy to my clients individual goals and needs and provide culturally competent mental health care.
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
I am privileged to join you on your journey in therapy. Many of us struggle daily with issues like anxiety, stress, depression, anger or just feeling misunderstood. We may feel stuck and ashamed at our inability to just will ourselves into being "better.” My aim is to make a space for you to feel empowered to process and create the change you hope to see in your life. I have experience working with adolescents and adults with depression, anxiety, relationship concerns, trauma, substance use , and other personal challenges. I have a warm and caring approach with my clients, and I value personal preferences in the therapy experience.
Dr. Erin Carpenter
Psychological Associate, PsyD
I provide teletherapy for California residents who are navigating anxiety, depression, grief and loss, life transitions, LGBTQ+ identity, relationship issues, stress, substance use , and trauma/PTSD.
Thank you for viewing my profile. I believe that a genuine connection between client and therapist is a key part of the healing process. My therapeutic style is warm, authentic, and collaborative, with the hope that you feel safe and understood in our relationship.
In addition to having expertise with substance use disorders, I provide therapy for depression, anxiety, trauma, and issues related to singles, dating, love, and relationships.
I believe that psychotherapy can be a process of healing, self-discovery, and a path towards feeling more fully alive. Whether you are trying to alleviate troublesome symptoms, achieve a greater sense of well being, and/or achieve more intimacy and closeness with yourself and others, finding a therapist that is a good fit is an essential first step. Together, we will set goals, explore underlying issues, and work towards emotionally and intellectually understanding what is going on to empower you to create the life that you want.
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Welcome! Whether you are familiar with the process of finding the right therapist, or if this is your first time seeking the help of a professional, I'm glad you've come to my page. I work with a diverse group of clients, but specialize in counseling teenagers and young adults, as well as clients of all ages struggling with career stress, anxiety, depression, and relationship issues. My experience includes working with people recovering from childhood abuse, those grappling with concerns about their sexual orientation, people struggling with obsessive thoughts, and others who may be questioning their substance use .
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Clinical Social Work/Therapist, ASW
I also have a background in working with adolescents and adults experiencing substance use disorder, including when experienced concurrently with bipolar disorders and personality disorders.
Are you struggling to process depression, anxiety, relationship/family issues, and trauma? These emotional ruptures can cause major disruptions in our lives. The work to process these types of life events is multifaceted, and I can help you identify your feelings and potential relational patterns, build tolerance and acceptance around challenging ones, and set meaningful goals. In order to do so, I utilize various therapeutic approaches consisting of ACT, CBT, and Problem-Solving Therapy, and somatic interventions.
Drug & Alcohol Counselor, CADC
Regardless of the circumstances, my ideal participant is one who has any amount of motivation and hope that things can be different in their life. I struggled for many years with a substance abuse disorder (specifically opiates among many other substances) that caused wreckage in my life on so many levels. I can empathize with the human that is using and does not know how to stop. I believe in your power, your resilience, and your spirit. I have helped people with complex mental health issues that include bipolar with psychotic features, depression, anxiety, and a range of substance use disorders & addiction.
Drug & Alcohol Counselor, CADC
I seek to help families, young adults and adults navigate recovery as it relates to substance abuse and mental health issues. If I could have an "ideal client", it would be someone that has never been to a residential facility before and to catch them before it gets to that point. Most often, the people I work with have some substance use history along with mental health issues. Fulfillment, time management, family relationships, communication, harm reduction, abstinence, stability, etc. are often topics that people I work with seek help for.
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, MFT
You're in pain from a dysfunctional childhood. Or you're using substances to cope with pain and would like to stop. If your substance use has affected your relationships, your finances, your career- it may be time to change. You can feel better! I will help holistically, meaning we will work on many levels. Together we will make practical plans to get you feeling stronger and more peaceful no matter what you have survived. Boundaries and self-care are skills that you can learn. You deserve to have the life you want, and I will help you create it. Together we can get you to where you want to be. Call for free consultation today!
Drug & Alcohol Counselor, PsyD
I treat several types of people: those with Depression (especially the treatment-resistant type); Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD); Substance Use Disorder (SUD); and those engaged with existential considerations (meaning, purpose, drive). In many cases - even including those with SUD - the addition of Ketamine can bring about successful changes many have found elusive.
Marriage & Family Therapist Intern, RADT, AMFT
If you have an underlying mental health condition, substance use of any kind could be exasperating your symptoms.
I got into this field with the passion of helping my clients face their problems (whatever they may be) and create a high functioning, insightful, and well-adjusted way of living. I specialize in collaborating with young adults to build their self-esteem and challenge their negative thought and behavior patterns.
Kellett Tighe Therapy
Marriage & Family Therapist, MFA, MAP, LMFT
I am here to support you in processing a wide range of issues, including but not limited to, HIV, substance use disorder and various patterns of addiction, intimate partner issues, trauma, both current and past involving families and work environments, depression, self-esteem, anxiety and relationship difficulties.
Are you experiencing relationship concerns, interpersonal challenges, or employment issues? Struggling with addiction, depression, self-esteem, anxiety, or the aftermath of trauma? As a therapist, I am here to support and guide you. I am empathetic, genuine, connected and collaborative. My role is to facilitate your understanding of what is preventing and blocking you from achieving your goals, harmony of mind and repose. Prior to becoming a therapist, I have worked for over 16 years in the entertainment industry. A process of introspection led me to discover my true passion lies in connecting with people.
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
I have experience with the challenges that come with understanding depression and anxiety, family issues, career changes, interpersonal relationships, sex and intimacy, receiving identity and gender affirming care, grief and loss support, and addiction and substance use treatment affecting individuals and their loved ones.
You have found the voice of an online therapist inspired by the swells of the Pacific Ocean! I not only have a personal love of ocean culture but also a special interest in increasing our power by creating meaning and healing through finding balance and connection with ourself, others, and our surroundings. I specialize in trauma-focused interventions. I believe in strategies that inform us and support life transitions, help us understand the mind/body connection, and lend to increased awareness and insight of coping habits that no longer serve us and free us from the burden of of our own suffering.
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, CEDS-S
You are your harshest critic. You feel self-doubt, insecurity and you sometimes withdraw from doing the things you enjoy. Your feelings of depression, anxiety or memories of past traumas are sapping the life out of you. Currently or in the past, you may have turned to maladaptive coping behaviors (eating disorders, substance use , self-harm, anger, avoidance, etc.) to subdue the experience.
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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.