Substance Use Therapists in Marina Del Rey, CA

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Serenity Psychotherapy LLC
Pre-Licensed Professional, PsyD
Verified Verified
Marina Del Rey, CA 90292
Getting to the root of your pain, learning to deal with it, building upon your strengths then learning to act versus react to people and events is the goal of my approach. I have a long history of working with diverse populations, who have developed varied problems: Mental Health, Substance Abuse, Marital, Parenting, Occupational, grief and more My approach is to work with your strengths; help you to develop new views and skills and then organize them into a plan that works in obtaining your goals.
Getting to the root of your pain, learning to deal with it, building upon your strengths then learning to act versus react to people and events is the goal of my approach. I have a long history of working with diverse populations, who have developed varied problems: Mental Health, Substance Abuse, Marital, Parenting, Occupational, grief and more My approach is to work with your strengths; help you to develop new views and skills and then organize them into a plan that works in obtaining your goals.
(858) 264-0917 View (858) 264-0917
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Charlene Mcpherson
Drug & Alcohol Counselor, Coach, BS, CADCIII, ICADC, YT200
Verified Verified
Marina Del Rey, CA 90292
As an addiction counselor since 1991 I have had the opportunity to work with many clients helping them with, support to move forward in recovery, life changes, healing, healthy relationships, someone to listen, or getting their life balanced. We will work together taking steps that will guide you on your path of change and recovery. I believe everyone at some point in their life may need to seek out a counselor. Life is always changing. Situations come up in our life such as addiction, relapse, relationship issues, anxiety, depression, stress, grief and self-esteem issues.
As an addiction counselor since 1991 I have had the opportunity to work with many clients helping them with, support to move forward in recovery, life changes, healing, healthy relationships, someone to listen, or getting their life balanced. We will work together taking steps that will guide you on your path of change and recovery. I believe everyone at some point in their life may need to seek out a counselor. Life is always changing. Situations come up in our life such as addiction, relapse, relationship issues, anxiety, depression, stress, grief and self-esteem issues.
(424) 322-1082 View (424) 322-1082
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Elizabeth Schofield-Bickford
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
Marina Del Rey, CA 90292
Waitlist for new clients
I help facilitate the development of a conscious balance in your life. Loss, trauma, dysfunctional relationships, addiction, creative blocks and much more can keep you stuck and stall development. I work with adult clients to help them mine the unconscious and reveal the connection between this material and behaviors and patterns that obstruct vitality. This starts with the establishment of a sound trusting therapeutic relationship. From this foundation, I support and guide you in uncovering and recovering your own resources and strengths.
I help facilitate the development of a conscious balance in your life. Loss, trauma, dysfunctional relationships, addiction, creative blocks and much more can keep you stuck and stall development. I work with adult clients to help them mine the unconscious and reveal the connection between this material and behaviors and patterns that obstruct vitality. This starts with the establishment of a sound trusting therapeutic relationship. From this foundation, I support and guide you in uncovering and recovering your own resources and strengths.
(310) 226-7066 View (310) 226-7066
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Jody M Trager
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Marina Del Rey, CA 90292
Dr. Trager is a Licensed Psychologist w/ 25 years of experience with women/men/non-binary, teens & young adults with mental health issues across a broad spectrum of disorders: depression, anxiety, mood disorders, trauma, PTSD, grief & loss, identity issues and ADHD across diverse populations. I work on an intensive transformational level to heal, to build resilience, and develop new more effective coping skills. Dr. Trager received her doctorate from USC, and has continued her intensive training, and practice in the Los Angeles area. I am very passionate & present so that clients can do the work to heal and thrive.
Dr. Trager is a Licensed Psychologist w/ 25 years of experience with women/men/non-binary, teens & young adults with mental health issues across a broad spectrum of disorders: depression, anxiety, mood disorders, trauma, PTSD, grief & loss, identity issues and ADHD across diverse populations. I work on an intensive transformational level to heal, to build resilience, and develop new more effective coping skills. Dr. Trager received her doctorate from USC, and has continued her intensive training, and practice in the Los Angeles area. I am very passionate & present so that clients can do the work to heal and thrive.
(424) 402-1224 View (424) 402-1224
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Revolve Recovery Intensive Outpatient Center
PhD
Verified Verified
Marina Del Rey, CA 90292
Whether you just completed residential treatment, or you’re in sober or transitional living, or you’re independently seeking a more intensive therapy experience, Revolve Recovery’s trauma-focused intensive outpatient program tailors it’s dynamic, comprehensive, and innovative approaches to effectively treat those dealing with trauma, PTSD, complex trauma, addiction, and the spectrum of co-occurring disorders. Our clients come to Revolve yearning for deeper, more intensively focused trauma therapy, and yearning for tangible action and change, dynamic life and relational shifts, relief, and lasting healing.
Whether you just completed residential treatment, or you’re in sober or transitional living, or you’re independently seeking a more intensive therapy experience, Revolve Recovery’s trauma-focused intensive outpatient program tailors it’s dynamic, comprehensive, and innovative approaches to effectively treat those dealing with trauma, PTSD, complex trauma, addiction, and the spectrum of co-occurring disorders. Our clients come to Revolve yearning for deeper, more intensively focused trauma therapy, and yearning for tangible action and change, dynamic life and relational shifts, relief, and lasting healing.
(424) 384-1373 View (424) 384-1373
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Carlos Alberto Protzel
Psychologist, LCSW, PsyD
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Marina Del Rey, CA 90292
20+ years of clinical experience providing therapy. I have worked in many settings: these include private practice, schools, hospitals, community clinics, residential and rehabilitation centers. Awarded my Masters from Univ. of Michigan (MSW-1999) an my Doctorate in psychology (PsyD-2009) from CSPP. My approach to therapy is an integrative one, weaving together evidenced based theory and research, with a focus on human connection. I incorporate elements from multiple perspectives which will help us develop a deep understanding of your experiences, allow for emotional expression, and address problematic thinking and behavior
20+ years of clinical experience providing therapy. I have worked in many settings: these include private practice, schools, hospitals, community clinics, residential and rehabilitation centers. Awarded my Masters from Univ. of Michigan (MSW-1999) an my Doctorate in psychology (PsyD-2009) from CSPP. My approach to therapy is an integrative one, weaving together evidenced based theory and research, with a focus on human connection. I incorporate elements from multiple perspectives which will help us develop a deep understanding of your experiences, allow for emotional expression, and address problematic thinking and behavior
(323) 387-3909 View (323) 387-3909
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Jenny Pepper
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Marina Del Rey, CA 90292
Working with a therapist who you feel safe with and connected to will make all the difference in your healing journey. I am a warm therapist, who will also be directive for the sake of your growth. I am sincerely dedicated to your healing journey. And, I can teach you practical tools to live a balanced and more fulfilling life. I would love to guide you towards better understanding yourself. I am highly trained in CBT, DBT and ACT. My approach is integrative, adapting to fit each person’s unique needs. I’ve worked extensively and closely with people struggling with anxiety, BPD, addiction, depression, and low self-worth.
Working with a therapist who you feel safe with and connected to will make all the difference in your healing journey. I am a warm therapist, who will also be directive for the sake of your growth. I am sincerely dedicated to your healing journey. And, I can teach you practical tools to live a balanced and more fulfilling life. I would love to guide you towards better understanding yourself. I am highly trained in CBT, DBT and ACT. My approach is integrative, adapting to fit each person’s unique needs. I’ve worked extensively and closely with people struggling with anxiety, BPD, addiction, depression, and low self-worth.
(310) 359-1863 View (310) 359-1863
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LAT Psychosocial Rehabilitation
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Marina Del Rey, CA 90292
Our ideal client is someone who wants to learn how to manage their mental health, gain self-confidence, find direction, increase independence, and ultimately re-engage in meaningful pursuits. It is someone who wants to become successful in their living, working, learning and social environments. We believe everyone can learn to live well!
Our ideal client is someone who wants to learn how to manage their mental health, gain self-confidence, find direction, increase independence, and ultimately re-engage in meaningful pursuits. It is someone who wants to become successful in their living, working, learning and social environments. We believe everyone can learn to live well!
(424) 532-7734 View (424) 532-7734
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Adrian de Leon Sanchez
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Marina Del Rey, CA 90292
My name is Adrian de Leon Sanchez, LMFT. I am a bilingual Licensed Clinical Therapist. My primary focus is to help promote change for personal growth, confidence and a healthy self-esteem. I assist with Depression, Anxiety, Anger, Losses, Stress, Divorce/Marital Problems, Career/Work Related Issues, Relationship/Identity Challenges, Spirituality, Addictions, and more. My goal is not only to get you through this difficult time in your life, but to help you develop ways to be better able to handle the future. I provide therapeutic counseling services to children, adolescents and adults as a Marriage, Family and Child Counselor.
My name is Adrian de Leon Sanchez, LMFT. I am a bilingual Licensed Clinical Therapist. My primary focus is to help promote change for personal growth, confidence and a healthy self-esteem. I assist with Depression, Anxiety, Anger, Losses, Stress, Divorce/Marital Problems, Career/Work Related Issues, Relationship/Identity Challenges, Spirituality, Addictions, and more. My goal is not only to get you through this difficult time in your life, but to help you develop ways to be better able to handle the future. I provide therapeutic counseling services to children, adolescents and adults as a Marriage, Family and Child Counselor.
(424) 358-4130 View (424) 358-4130
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Jennifer Stone
Pre-Licensed Professional, MA, MSc
Verified Verified
Marina Del Rey, CA 90292
Today is a good day to heal and transform. Jennifer Stone works from a mindfulness meditation lens with compassion for all that is brought to the session. She holds body sensations, thoughts, emotions and all material with tenderness that can create a safe, accepting container for healing. You will learn to "get out of your head", and trust your body, respond to stress in healthy ways, and grow self-love and confidence. She uses a combination of tools from a trauma informed lens in psychotherapy sessions, including mindfulness meditation, IFS, CBT, visualization, breath practices, and somatic inquiry to get to root of the problem.
Today is a good day to heal and transform. Jennifer Stone works from a mindfulness meditation lens with compassion for all that is brought to the session. She holds body sensations, thoughts, emotions and all material with tenderness that can create a safe, accepting container for healing. You will learn to "get out of your head", and trust your body, respond to stress in healthy ways, and grow self-love and confidence. She uses a combination of tools from a trauma informed lens in psychotherapy sessions, including mindfulness meditation, IFS, CBT, visualization, breath practices, and somatic inquiry to get to root of the problem.
(310) 692-7116 View (310) 692-7116
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Margaret Lauren
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
Marina Del Rey, CA 90292
I provide a safe place for individuals, couples, and families to deal with their relationship, career, and other issues, as well as with the anxiety, depression and anger that often accompany them.
I provide a safe place for individuals, couples, and families to deal with their relationship, career, and other issues, as well as with the anxiety, depression and anger that often accompany them.
(424) 210-5385 View (424) 210-5385
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Nami Nocifera, Individual & Group Therapist
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Marina Del Rey, CA 90292
Afraid that you've lost your old self and are becoming a person that you do not want to be? Wondering, "Why can't I just be happy?" Don't give up! It is tough navigating all the self-critical thoughts that show up when we are trying to do our best. Although we are not taught to show kindness to ourselves-- mindful self-compassion counteracts the barrage of judgment that we inflict inwardly. Self-compassion is crucial our overall well-being. Come let us help you find your ability to fully experience a full, rich and life.
Afraid that you've lost your old self and are becoming a person that you do not want to be? Wondering, "Why can't I just be happy?" Don't give up! It is tough navigating all the self-critical thoughts that show up when we are trying to do our best. Although we are not taught to show kindness to ourselves-- mindful self-compassion counteracts the barrage of judgment that we inflict inwardly. Self-compassion is crucial our overall well-being. Come let us help you find your ability to fully experience a full, rich and life.
(805) 322-7576 View (805) 322-7576
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Alexander Smith Douglas
Associate Clinical Social Worker
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Marina Del Rey, CA 90292
I am a Registered Associate Clinical Social Worker, ASW 106791, employed and supervised by Kryss Castle, LMFT 95114 in Hermosa Beach and Marina del Rey.
I am a Registered Associate Clinical Social Worker, ASW 106791, employed and supervised by Kryss Castle, LMFT 95114 in Hermosa Beach and Marina del Rey.
(424) 402-5939 View (424) 402-5939
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Lisa Goalen
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Marina Del Rey, CA 90292  (Online Only)
People entering therapy want some kind of change, whether in the quality of their relationships or in their personal or professional satisfaction levels. My style is warm and nurturing but highly interactive and practical. I help my clients gain the self-awareness to understand their goals, identify the roadblocks hindering their progress, and make the changes necessary for a healthier, richer life and deeper, more intimate relationships.
People entering therapy want some kind of change, whether in the quality of their relationships or in their personal or professional satisfaction levels. My style is warm and nurturing but highly interactive and practical. I help my clients gain the self-awareness to understand their goals, identify the roadblocks hindering their progress, and make the changes necessary for a healthier, richer life and deeper, more intimate relationships.
(424) 254-0308 View (424) 254-0308
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Karen Elaine Petren
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Marina Del Rey, CA 90292  (Online Only)
I specialize in working with teens and families...and I love it! With a little help, you and your son or daughter can greatly improve your relationship. Your home life can be more harmonious. You can communicate better. I also work closely with people of all ages who suffer with OCD and I have been trained in ERP (exposure response prevention), the gold standard for OCD treatment. I also work with adults with anxiety, depression, substance abuse, and relationship issues, as well as women going through divorce or career changes.
I specialize in working with teens and families...and I love it! With a little help, you and your son or daughter can greatly improve your relationship. Your home life can be more harmonious. You can communicate better. I also work closely with people of all ages who suffer with OCD and I have been trained in ERP (exposure response prevention), the gold standard for OCD treatment. I also work with adults with anxiety, depression, substance abuse, and relationship issues, as well as women going through divorce or career changes.
(310) 928-9339 View (310) 928-9339
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Tejal Yarmand
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, MFT
Verified Verified
Marina Del Rey, CA 90292
I work with people struggling to change and make sense of one or more aspects of their lives. Going to therapy is difficult work, I encourage you to interview therapists and to find someone you feel a connection with so you can make the most of your experience. For more information and links, please visit my website www.healthyandhealing.com
I work with people struggling to change and make sense of one or more aspects of their lives. Going to therapy is difficult work, I encourage you to interview therapists and to find someone you feel a connection with so you can make the most of your experience. For more information and links, please visit my website www.healthyandhealing.com
(424) 570-2258 View (424) 570-2258
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Maureen Donohue, LCSW Therapy & Wellness
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Marina Del Rey, CA 90292  (Online Only)
I've done profound healing from complex and developmental trauma (CPTSD) and so can you! Let's do it together! Using Brainspotting, we'll tap into the incredible healing power of your brilliant brain and "rewire" the connectivity to heal the pathways of trauma in your nervous system and connect to calm and joy. I'm a Brainspotting CIT and a person can hold very deep attunement to support your natural healing abilities. Whatever you're struggling with, you CAN heal deeply and profoundly. I've been helping people heal for 30 years from even the deepest trauma. You can and deserve to heal.
I've done profound healing from complex and developmental trauma (CPTSD) and so can you! Let's do it together! Using Brainspotting, we'll tap into the incredible healing power of your brilliant brain and "rewire" the connectivity to heal the pathways of trauma in your nervous system and connect to calm and joy. I'm a Brainspotting CIT and a person can hold very deep attunement to support your natural healing abilities. Whatever you're struggling with, you CAN heal deeply and profoundly. I've been helping people heal for 30 years from even the deepest trauma. You can and deserve to heal.
(661) 402-8716 View (661) 402-8716
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Dr. Vicki D. Coleman
Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor, EdD, LCPC, CCMHC, MAC/DAC, SAP/BCC
Verified Verified
Marina Del Rey, CA 90292
Telehealth Offered! WHY ARE YOU SO ANGRY? In the 21st century global economy, Anger is a major challenge! Although a valid emotion, unmonitored, it can lead to stress, inappropriate behavior, and violence. A former Tenured Professor at Purdue University in West Lafayette, IN, I earned a Doctorate in Psychology from Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ. Publications include books (Amazon Bestsellers), 9 chapters, and refereed journal articles. Anger is frequently the antecedent to a myriad of issues. My goal is to facilitate the identification of viable solutions. I have 6 Full Clinical Licenses in 5 Jurisdictions.
Telehealth Offered! WHY ARE YOU SO ANGRY? In the 21st century global economy, Anger is a major challenge! Although a valid emotion, unmonitored, it can lead to stress, inappropriate behavior, and violence. A former Tenured Professor at Purdue University in West Lafayette, IN, I earned a Doctorate in Psychology from Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ. Publications include books (Amazon Bestsellers), 9 chapters, and refereed journal articles. Anger is frequently the antecedent to a myriad of issues. My goal is to facilitate the identification of viable solutions. I have 6 Full Clinical Licenses in 5 Jurisdictions.
(310) 591-8249 View (310) 591-8249
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Daniel D Sadigh
Marriage & Family Therapist, PsyD, LMFT
Verified Verified
Marina Del Rey, CA 90292
Individual psychotherapy can be a challenging process, one that fosters your emotional awareness and psychological development. It allows you to work through issues that give rise to depression and anxiety, and enables you to grieve the many losses and disappointments that continue to live within you. As your therapist, I am committed to help you resolve all life, career, family, and relationship difficulties or transitions. Your greatest potentials are within you. Together we will reach your individual goals.
Individual psychotherapy can be a challenging process, one that fosters your emotional awareness and psychological development. It allows you to work through issues that give rise to depression and anxiety, and enables you to grieve the many losses and disappointments that continue to live within you. As your therapist, I am committed to help you resolve all life, career, family, and relationship difficulties or transitions. Your greatest potentials are within you. Together we will reach your individual goals.
(323) 997-9001 View (323) 997-9001
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Babak Max Karimbeik
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, PhD, student
Verified Verified
Marina Del Rey, CA 90292  (Online Only)
Have you been bullied or abused? If so, this could be a traumatic event that has left you with symptoms like nightmares, flashbacks, depression, and anxiety. Are you looking for a way to deal with these feelings and get over what happened in the past? If that's the case, I'm here to help. As a therapist who specializes in EMDR therapy, I can give you the support and tools you need to get over the bad effects of trauma and take back control of your life. We'll work together to process the feelings you've been holding on to from your past. My unique approach combines EMDR with researched and practical strength-based interventions.
Have you been bullied or abused? If so, this could be a traumatic event that has left you with symptoms like nightmares, flashbacks, depression, and anxiety. Are you looking for a way to deal with these feelings and get over what happened in the past? If that's the case, I'm here to help. As a therapist who specializes in EMDR therapy, I can give you the support and tools you need to get over the bad effects of trauma and take back control of your life. We'll work together to process the feelings you've been holding on to from your past. My unique approach combines EMDR with researched and practical strength-based interventions.
(310) 929-6511 View (310) 929-6511
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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.