Alcohol Use Therapists in Los Angeles, CA

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Online Only
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, ACSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Los Angeles, CA 90230  (Online Only)
I received my Master’s in clinical social work from the University of Southern California and I have experience in working with clients struggling with problematic substance and alcohol use, depression, and anxiety.
Life can be difficult, and we all find ourselves at times struggling with difficult thoughts and feelings. Past traumas or current stressors can leave us feeling anxious, depressed, or disconnected from ourselves and others. As a psychotherapist, I provide a compassionate, safe, and non-judgmental space for clients to explore with curiosity their feelings, thoughts, behaviors, and how they serve them and where they would like to bring in change.
I received my Master’s in clinical social work from the University of Southern California and I have experience in working with clients struggling with problematic substance and alcohol use, depression, and anxiety.
Life can be difficult, and we all find ourselves at times struggling with difficult thoughts and feelings. Past traumas or current stressors can leave us feeling anxious, depressed, or disconnected from ourselves and others. As a psychotherapist, I provide a compassionate, safe, and non-judgmental space for clients to explore with curiosity their feelings, thoughts, behaviors, and how they serve them and where they would like to bring in change.
(323) 784-6644 View (323) 784-6644
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Pearl (Lupita) Colbert
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
Los Angeles, CA 90044
My name is Lupita Pearl Colbert. However, I go by my middle name, "Pearl." I attended California State University, Dominguez Hills, graduating with a Bachelor's Degree in psychology. I then pursued a Master's Degree with an emphasis in Marriage and Family Therapy from Pepperdine University. While I was attending graduate school, I took a position with a company providing Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA), working as a behavioral therapist with children diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). It was here that I found my passion for working with children and families.
My name is Lupita Pearl Colbert. However, I go by my middle name, "Pearl." I attended California State University, Dominguez Hills, graduating with a Bachelor's Degree in psychology. I then pursued a Master's Degree with an emphasis in Marriage and Family Therapy from Pepperdine University. While I was attending graduate school, I took a position with a company providing Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA), working as a behavioral therapist with children diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). It was here that I found my passion for working with children and families.
(213) 263-6467 View (213) 263-6467
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Kat Teller
CCAC, ACC, BA
Los Angeles, CA 90004  (Online Only)
Do you need guidance to help launch you into the next phase of your life? Feeling lost or unsure of how to proceed? Are you struggling with addiction or recurrent self-sabotaging patterns? I will help you determine what is holding you back from being the person you are meant to be and where your blocks are. I use a holistic method, looking at the entire person- mental, emotional, physical and spiritual and offer a variety of healing and coaching tools. Client's will be met where they are and the coaching program will be adapted to them. Whatever your situation, we can work on a plan of action, together.
Do you need guidance to help launch you into the next phase of your life? Feeling lost or unsure of how to proceed? Are you struggling with addiction or recurrent self-sabotaging patterns? I will help you determine what is holding you back from being the person you are meant to be and where your blocks are. I use a holistic method, looking at the entire person- mental, emotional, physical and spiritual and offer a variety of healing and coaching tools. Client's will be met where they are and the coaching program will be adapted to them. Whatever your situation, we can work on a plan of action, together.
(323) 274-1552 View (323) 274-1552
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Forever Free Online Addiction Counseling
Drug & Alcohol Counselor, CADTP, MBA, MA
Verified
Los Angeles, CA 90043
I have worked in the addiction field for 30 years, I specialize in helping people recover from substance abuse and addiction. My primary goal of addiction counseling is to help clients achieve and maintain abstinence from addictive chemicals and behaviors.
I have worked in the addiction field for 30 years, I specialize in helping people recover from substance abuse and addiction. My primary goal of addiction counseling is to help clients achieve and maintain abstinence from addictive chemicals and behaviors.
(323) 672-4518 View (323) 672-4518
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Nicholas Charles Russi
Drug & Alcohol Counselor, LAADC-S, CCS, ICAADC
Verified
Los Angeles, CA 90077
**Telehealth Video sessions are available** Are you having trouble controlling your drinking but feel like "rehab" isn't for you? Have loved ones in your life pleaded with you to stop? Is your alcohol or drug use causing relationship issues? Anxiety problems? I know exactly how your feeling. Alcohol or drug abuse can extremely difficult to manage on your own. For the last 19 years I’ve been helping clients navigate the personal recovery process and the trials and tribulations they come with it. If you are in a place in your life where you are ready to make some needed changes, I can help you be free from the grips of addiction.
**Telehealth Video sessions are available** Are you having trouble controlling your drinking but feel like "rehab" isn't for you? Have loved ones in your life pleaded with you to stop? Is your alcohol or drug use causing relationship issues? Anxiety problems? I know exactly how your feeling. Alcohol or drug abuse can extremely difficult to manage on your own. For the last 19 years I’ve been helping clients navigate the personal recovery process and the trials and tribulations they come with it. If you are in a place in your life where you are ready to make some needed changes, I can help you be free from the grips of addiction.
(310) 526-8418 View (310) 526-8418
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Lloyd Wells
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Los Angeles, CA 91335
loyd Wells has been a social worker for over 20 years. He has experience working in the areas of marginalized groups, homelessness, HIV/AIDS, co-occurring disorders, crisis intervention, and geriatrics.
loyd Wells has been a social worker for over 20 years. He has experience working in the areas of marginalized groups, homelessness, HIV/AIDS, co-occurring disorders, crisis intervention, and geriatrics.
(747) 298-7610 View (747) 298-7610
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Manuel Leiva Jr
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
Los Angeles, CA 90011
Many people experience anxiety, depression, and low-self-esteem. Often, they feel there is no one to trust and no one who can understand them. The impact of this emotional suffering can make daily life painful. It can put strain on relationships with family, friends, and peers. I specialize in working with individuals and have found that there are similar challenges that we all face while trying to navigate through our daily lives. Typically the client's that I work with have not been feeling like themselves for a while and this has led to struggles with their loved ones.
Many people experience anxiety, depression, and low-self-esteem. Often, they feel there is no one to trust and no one who can understand them. The impact of this emotional suffering can make daily life painful. It can put strain on relationships with family, friends, and peers. I specialize in working with individuals and have found that there are similar challenges that we all face while trying to navigate through our daily lives. Typically the client's that I work with have not been feeling like themselves for a while and this has led to struggles with their loved ones.
(424) 347-1137 View (424) 347-1137
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Brooke Spahn
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
Los Angeles, CA 90041
I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist who specializes in Eating Disorders and Substance abuse, and PTSD/Trauma. I approach my clients from a team stance, always making sure they have a well-rounded support base around them. I am EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing) trained and use it as a tool with my existing clients and as well as see clients who primarily seek EMDR sessions to move stuck experiences and core beliefs. To me, the importance of therapy is to get your life back into balance as addiction and trauma can create an "all or nothing" element and a repetition of patters and maladaptive behaviors.
I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist who specializes in Eating Disorders and Substance abuse, and PTSD/Trauma. I approach my clients from a team stance, always making sure they have a well-rounded support base around them. I am EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing) trained and use it as a tool with my existing clients and as well as see clients who primarily seek EMDR sessions to move stuck experiences and core beliefs. To me, the importance of therapy is to get your life back into balance as addiction and trauma can create an "all or nothing" element and a repetition of patters and maladaptive behaviors.
(818) 853-9442 View (818) 853-9442
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Mescal Wasilewski
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Los Angeles, CA 90067  (Online Only)
I’ve worked in the field of addiction and mental health for over 20 years, helping to treat clients with a range of diagnosis and difficulties. Much of my work has been with those suffering from addiction and various mental health issues, as well as extensive work with adolescent clients.
I’ve worked in the field of addiction and mental health for over 20 years, helping to treat clients with a range of diagnosis and difficulties. Much of my work has been with those suffering from addiction and various mental health issues, as well as extensive work with adolescent clients.
(844) 271-7282 View (844) 271-7282
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Matthew McNutt
Marriage & Family Therapist
Verified
Los Angeles, CA 90048
Are you trying to cope with the stresses and anxieties of daily life? Do you struggle with negative thoughts about yourself? Are the increasing demands of life becoming unmanageable? Have you gone through traumatic experiences? I believe a supportive and encouraging therapeutic relationship can help you uncover new possibilities and strengths to make real changes in your life. I specialize in individual therapy for adults. I am a EMDR therapist, so we can work through past challenges or traumas you may have experienced in your life.
Are you trying to cope with the stresses and anxieties of daily life? Do you struggle with negative thoughts about yourself? Are the increasing demands of life becoming unmanageable? Have you gone through traumatic experiences? I believe a supportive and encouraging therapeutic relationship can help you uncover new possibilities and strengths to make real changes in your life. I specialize in individual therapy for adults. I am a EMDR therapist, so we can work through past challenges or traumas you may have experienced in your life.
(323) 987-6579 View (323) 987-6579
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Benjamin Lieberman
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified
Los Angeles, CA 90025  (Online Only)
If you are reading this, then you are already showing a willingness to make a positive change in your life. I believe that willingness cannot be forced, but rather comes from within. I believe that all people have the capacity to change, no matter their background or circumstances. Finally, I believe that people need a safe, comfortable space to open up and be vulnerable with their feelings without judgment. That is when the real work takes place and that is where I can come in and help. I believe that therapy should be a collaborative effort where the client chooses the path, but does not have to walk it alone.
If you are reading this, then you are already showing a willingness to make a positive change in your life. I believe that willingness cannot be forced, but rather comes from within. I believe that all people have the capacity to change, no matter their background or circumstances. Finally, I believe that people need a safe, comfortable space to open up and be vulnerable with their feelings without judgment. That is when the real work takes place and that is where I can come in and help. I believe that therapy should be a collaborative effort where the client chooses the path, but does not have to walk it alone.
(310) 752-5613 View (310) 752-5613
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Open Sky Recovery Sober Living
Drug & Alcohol Counselor, CADC-I, SUDCC
Los Angeles, CA 90066
We are a sober living home for adult men seeking a safe and comfortable environment for those in recovery from addiction. If you are looking for somewhere that is peaceful and supportive, we are the house for you.
We are a sober living home for adult men seeking a safe and comfortable environment for those in recovery from addiction. If you are looking for somewhere that is peaceful and supportive, we are the house for you.
(424) 238-6473 View (424) 238-6473
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Eitan Kadosh
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
Los Angeles, CA 90066
The problems we experience, and the context in which we experience them, can make it seem as if we are defective, as if there is something fundamentally wrong with who we are. Problems can saturate our lives until we think we've been robbed of the power to change. This is not so! We can change our relationship to our problems, through our own strengths and unique knowledge. Eitan is trained in Narrative Therapy, a collaborative approach that separates "the problem" from the person experiencing this problem, and which seeks to help people tell new stories about their lives.
The problems we experience, and the context in which we experience them, can make it seem as if we are defective, as if there is something fundamentally wrong with who we are. Problems can saturate our lives until we think we've been robbed of the power to change. This is not so! We can change our relationship to our problems, through our own strengths and unique knowledge. Eitan is trained in Narrative Therapy, a collaborative approach that separates "the problem" from the person experiencing this problem, and which seeks to help people tell new stories about their lives.
(424) 484-7590 View (424) 484-7590
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Nicholas Charles Russi
Drug & Alcohol Counselor, LAADC-S, CCS, ICAADC
Verified
Los Angeles, CA 90011
**Telehealth Video sessions are available** Are you having trouble controlling your drinking but feel like "rehab" isn't for you? Have loved ones in your life pleaded with you to stop? Is your alcohol or drug use causing relationship issues? Anxiety problems? I know exactly how you’re feeling. Alcohol or drug abuse can extremely difficult to manage on your own. For the last 19 years I’ve been helping clients navigate the personal recovery process and the trials and tribulations they come with it. If you are in a place in your life where you are ready to make some needed changes, I can help you be free from the grips of addiction.
**Telehealth Video sessions are available** Are you having trouble controlling your drinking but feel like "rehab" isn't for you? Have loved ones in your life pleaded with you to stop? Is your alcohol or drug use causing relationship issues? Anxiety problems? I know exactly how you’re feeling. Alcohol or drug abuse can extremely difficult to manage on your own. For the last 19 years I’ve been helping clients navigate the personal recovery process and the trials and tribulations they come with it. If you are in a place in your life where you are ready to make some needed changes, I can help you be free from the grips of addiction.
(323) 746-0755 View (323) 746-0755
Jennifer Bembry
Verified
Los Angeles, CA 90067
We offer detox services for those struggling with drug or alcohol addiction. Our team will provide you with a highly experience detox nurse in the comfort of your home or referrals to inpatient detox programs. Receive a safe and medically monitored detox without the worry of being in a hospital environment and the disruption of other people. We have helped many people find relief from chemical dependency to alcohol, drugs, prescription drugs, methadone, heroin, suboxone, opiates, methamphetamine's, and most other substances.
We offer detox services for those struggling with drug or alcohol addiction. Our team will provide you with a highly experience detox nurse in the comfort of your home or referrals to inpatient detox programs. Receive a safe and medically monitored detox without the worry of being in a hospital environment and the disruption of other people. We have helped many people find relief from chemical dependency to alcohol, drugs, prescription drugs, methadone, heroin, suboxone, opiates, methamphetamine's, and most other substances.
(424) 372-1434 View (424) 372-1434
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Kristen Sherman
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
Los Angeles, CA 90024
Hello, I am a licensed marriage and family therapist who works with adults and adolescents. I provide client centered therapy to help clients who are looking to improve their life worth living. I help those who suffer from painful emotions, dysregulating thoughts and ineffective behaviors that leads them to feel numb or avoid life. The most important part of therapy is the relationship we build together. I am passionate about helping individuals and families break the stigma of mental health issues and create a life worth living.
Hello, I am a licensed marriage and family therapist who works with adults and adolescents. I provide client centered therapy to help clients who are looking to improve their life worth living. I help those who suffer from painful emotions, dysregulating thoughts and ineffective behaviors that leads them to feel numb or avoid life. The most important part of therapy is the relationship we build together. I am passionate about helping individuals and families break the stigma of mental health issues and create a life worth living.
(562) 526-1430 View (562) 526-1430
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Jessica Garner
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Los Angeles, CA 90033
I believe the best way to make progress in therapy is to have trust that your therapist understands you and makes you feel as comfortable as possible. I will try my very best to be that person for you. Therapy can seem weird, and vulnerability is hard for anyone. My name is Jess and I am an LCSW in California. I have worked in the medical field for most of my career. This has given me the unique opportunity to work with people of all ages, backgrounds, and situations.
I believe the best way to make progress in therapy is to have trust that your therapist understands you and makes you feel as comfortable as possible. I will try my very best to be that person for you. Therapy can seem weird, and vulnerability is hard for anyone. My name is Jess and I am an LCSW in California. I have worked in the medical field for most of my career. This has given me the unique opportunity to work with people of all ages, backgrounds, and situations.
(323) 205-7088 View (323) 205-7088
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Ryan Lane
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
Los Angeles, CA 90018  (Online Only)
Life can be really tough sometimes and has been for a lot of people lately. Between the stress of a pandemic which has come with a lot of health concerns, job stress, and financial issues, and then there is still the rest of life and its stressors to deal with on top of that. At this point, no one is immune to mental distress, and no one should feel like they can’t, shouldn’t, or aren’t worthy of having someone to help them through it. I can and want to be there for you in this way.
Life can be really tough sometimes and has been for a lot of people lately. Between the stress of a pandemic which has come with a lot of health concerns, job stress, and financial issues, and then there is still the rest of life and its stressors to deal with on top of that. At this point, no one is immune to mental distress, and no one should feel like they can’t, shouldn’t, or aren’t worthy of having someone to help them through it. I can and want to be there for you in this way.
(442) 219-8515 View (442) 219-8515
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Michael John Hagan
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, SUDCC
Verified
Los Angeles, CA 90068
Being addicted to alcohol or drugs is like being in a dark pit where you do not know what is up and what is down. It is cold and lonely, and you can feel hopeless about finding any escape. Being the family member of a loved one who is struggling with addiction is scary and can leave you sad and in a constant state of uncertainty. You are always asking yourself why is your loved one pushing aside the life ring you toss out and grabbing the anchor of drugs and alcohol over and over and over again. You see they are drowning and feel you cannot save them. Addiction is insidious, but there are paths to recovery.
Being addicted to alcohol or drugs is like being in a dark pit where you do not know what is up and what is down. It is cold and lonely, and you can feel hopeless about finding any escape. Being the family member of a loved one who is struggling with addiction is scary and can leave you sad and in a constant state of uncertainty. You are always asking yourself why is your loved one pushing aside the life ring you toss out and grabbing the anchor of drugs and alcohol over and over and over again. You see they are drowning and feel you cannot save them. Addiction is insidious, but there are paths to recovery.
(619) 932-4581 View (619) 932-4581
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Therapeutic Concepts-SAP Services
Drug & Alcohol Counselor, BGS, SAP, LCDC, ADC III, ICADC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Los Angeles, CA 90002
I am a qualified Substance Abuse Professional, known as a SAP or QSAP. I provide substance abuse evaluations for Federal Department of Transportation entities, including the FAA, FMCSA, PHMSA, FRA, FTA, and the Maritime Administration. These employees include CDL drivers, bus drivers, oil/gas/pipeline workers, railroad, US Coast Guard, etc. I also provide substance abuse evaluations for Probation and Parole clients, attorneys, courts, private companies, and DPS and Department of Motor Vehicle departments in all states across the country. Another service provided by my office is the DWI Repeat Offender Intervention class.
I am a qualified Substance Abuse Professional, known as a SAP or QSAP. I provide substance abuse evaluations for Federal Department of Transportation entities, including the FAA, FMCSA, PHMSA, FRA, FTA, and the Maritime Administration. These employees include CDL drivers, bus drivers, oil/gas/pipeline workers, railroad, US Coast Guard, etc. I also provide substance abuse evaluations for Probation and Parole clients, attorneys, courts, private companies, and DPS and Department of Motor Vehicle departments in all states across the country. Another service provided by my office is the DWI Repeat Offender Intervention class.
(817) 769-3725 View (817) 769-3725

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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.