Addiction Therapists in Millbrae, CA

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John T Duda
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Millbrae, CA 94030
I specialize in treating anxiety disorders, depression, substance abuse, pornography addiction, sexual disorders, and couples therapy.
I have been doing individual and couples therapy for over 25 years. I help clients reduce anxiety and depression through cognitive behavioral therapy. I work with substance abuse and addiction issues and teach coping skills. Helping couples improve communication and teach problem solving skills is one of my primary objectives. My ability to connect with people is very strong and I am often told that I am very easy to talk to and confide in and trust.
I specialize in treating anxiety disorders, depression, substance abuse, pornography addiction, sexual disorders, and couples therapy.
I have been doing individual and couples therapy for over 25 years. I help clients reduce anxiety and depression through cognitive behavioral therapy. I work with substance abuse and addiction issues and teach coping skills. Helping couples improve communication and teach problem solving skills is one of my primary objectives. My ability to connect with people is very strong and I am often told that I am very easy to talk to and confide in and trust.
(650) 469-8751 View (650) 469-8751
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Jennifer W Cortright
Marriage & Family Therapist, MFT
Verified Verified
Millbrae, CA 94030
My training is based in a combination of psychodynamic and experiential psychotherapy. My emphasis is to facilitate a therapeutic relationship where vulnerable feelings can be safely expressed. Symptoms of anxiety, depression, addiction... can be seen as invitations from the psyche to explore our internal world with understanding and compassion. Psychotherapy provides a safe place for this internal exploration within a caring relationship of respect.
My training is based in a combination of psychodynamic and experiential psychotherapy. My emphasis is to facilitate a therapeutic relationship where vulnerable feelings can be safely expressed. Symptoms of anxiety, depression, addiction... can be seen as invitations from the psyche to explore our internal world with understanding and compassion. Psychotherapy provides a safe place for this internal exploration within a caring relationship of respect.
(415) 800-4990 View (415) 800-4990
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Ting Qin
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Millbrae, CA 94030
“Love and anger are such a puzzle!" Mr. Rogers exclaimed, "It’s the people we love the most who can make us feel the gladdest . . . and the maddest! It’s hard for us, as adults, to understand and manage our angry feelings toward parents, spouses, and children, or to keep their anger toward us in perspective. It’s a different kind of anger from the kind we may feel toward strangers because it is so deeply intertwined with caring and attachment." Does this sound familiar? You are not alone.
“Love and anger are such a puzzle!" Mr. Rogers exclaimed, "It’s the people we love the most who can make us feel the gladdest . . . and the maddest! It’s hard for us, as adults, to understand and manage our angry feelings toward parents, spouses, and children, or to keep their anger toward us in perspective. It’s a different kind of anger from the kind we may feel toward strangers because it is so deeply intertwined with caring and attachment." Does this sound familiar? You are not alone.
(949) 541-5691 View (949) 541-5691
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Jaclyn Pasch
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
Millbrae, CA 94030  (Online Only)
Since 2004, I have provided individual, family and couples therapy to clients that are impacted by stressors that can trigger mental health symptoms. I am competent in treating a variety of diagnoses and work collaboratively with clients and their families. I work to establish the therapeutic alliance necessary to support clients in meeting their goals within their own cultural and environmental context.
Since 2004, I have provided individual, family and couples therapy to clients that are impacted by stressors that can trigger mental health symptoms. I am competent in treating a variety of diagnoses and work collaboratively with clients and their families. I work to establish the therapeutic alliance necessary to support clients in meeting their goals within their own cultural and environmental context.
(650) 910-3065 View (650) 910-3065
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Gary McGuire
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Millbrae, CA 94030
Therapy is a daunting exercise, and it takes patience and commitment, as well as trust, in order for things in life to get better. It also takes being able to talk freely with another to make the most rapid progress, as a feeling of being understood is necessary to succeed. All of these I can provide as we explore your desires and make solid plans for things to be different than they are now.
Therapy is a daunting exercise, and it takes patience and commitment, as well as trust, in order for things in life to get better. It also takes being able to talk freely with another to make the most rapid progress, as a feeling of being understood is necessary to succeed. All of these I can provide as we explore your desires and make solid plans for things to be different than they are now.
(951) 651-0519 View (951) 651-0519
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Mark Plante
Marriage & Family Therapist, MFT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Millbrae, CA 94030
Making the decision to see a therapist is not an easy one, and it often takes a fair amount of courage to do so. For those who decide that therapy is appropriate, the outcome can be positive, bringing them more intimacy and fulfillment. Therapy provides the opportunity to improve communication, reduce stress, anxiety and anger, and improve the most important relationship we have....the one we have with ourselves.
Making the decision to see a therapist is not an easy one, and it often takes a fair amount of courage to do so. For those who decide that therapy is appropriate, the outcome can be positive, bringing them more intimacy and fulfillment. Therapy provides the opportunity to improve communication, reduce stress, anxiety and anger, and improve the most important relationship we have....the one we have with ourselves.
(650) 262-3507 View (650) 262-3507
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Doreen R Maller
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, MFT
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
Millbrae, CA 94030
Waitlist for new clients
I believe that all people have innate skills and strengths and have the potential to live rich and meaningful lives but sometimes get stuck in patterns and behaviors that interfere with their ability to grow. I believe psychotherapy is an important tool to help people discover their natural ability to heal, to love and to live healthy and fulfilling lives. Our fast-paced and demanding lives can create uncomfortable stressors in individuals and families. My time with each client provides an opportunity for calm and reflection in challenging and stressful lives.
I believe that all people have innate skills and strengths and have the potential to live rich and meaningful lives but sometimes get stuck in patterns and behaviors that interfere with their ability to grow. I believe psychotherapy is an important tool to help people discover their natural ability to heal, to love and to live healthy and fulfilling lives. Our fast-paced and demanding lives can create uncomfortable stressors in individuals and families. My time with each client provides an opportunity for calm and reflection in challenging and stressful lives.
(415) 800-1718 View (415) 800-1718
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Deborah A Simmons
Marriage & Family Therapist, PhD, MFT
Verified Verified
Millbrae, CA 94030
So often I hear from clients that they have been in therapy before, and it hasn't worked, or they are on medication, and it still is not working. Does this sound like you? My guess is that therapy hasn't worked because the approach is not specifically catered to meet your own unique needs and doesn't really look at the "whole person" but attempts to make a diagnosis and treats that diagnosis with a prescribed treatment plan. That is not you, though. You are unique and your treatment plan needs to meet your needs.
So often I hear from clients that they have been in therapy before, and it hasn't worked, or they are on medication, and it still is not working. Does this sound like you? My guess is that therapy hasn't worked because the approach is not specifically catered to meet your own unique needs and doesn't really look at the "whole person" but attempts to make a diagnosis and treats that diagnosis with a prescribed treatment plan. That is not you, though. You are unique and your treatment plan needs to meet your needs.
(650) 720-5937 View (650) 720-5937
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Bay Area Life Solutions
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Millbrae, CA 94030
Bay Area Life Solutions provides scientifically based psychological care with the purpose of helping clients improve their their wellbeing and life satisfaction.
Bay Area Life Solutions provides scientifically based psychological care with the purpose of helping clients improve their their wellbeing and life satisfaction.
(650) 204-8704 View (650) 204-8704
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Grace Fung
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Millbrae, CA 94030
I work with children and teens struggling with problems around school, mood and behavior while providing developmental guidance and effective parenting skills for parents. I work extensively with adults struggling with relationship and mood problems. Through providing a safe and relaxed environment, I guide them through a process of self-examination of their own patterns of thoughts, feelings, and relationship styles that kept them from getting what they want.
I work with children and teens struggling with problems around school, mood and behavior while providing developmental guidance and effective parenting skills for parents. I work extensively with adults struggling with relationship and mood problems. Through providing a safe and relaxed environment, I guide them through a process of self-examination of their own patterns of thoughts, feelings, and relationship styles that kept them from getting what they want.
(415) 802-0168 View (415) 802-0168
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J. Wendy Chan
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Millbrae, CA 94030
When problems remain unresolved, negative feelings like frustration, anger & hopelessness can bring you down. You may seek distractions to keep you from confronting your innermost thoughts and feelings. Your relationships, work, and health may suffer. You put on a false front to appear happy & "normal". These are signs alerting you to take steps towards healing and change. You dont have to face this alone. I will listen to your story compassionately & without judgement, and support to empower you with a voice. I will nurture all that is good in you, and collaboratively help you unfold into the best version of your Self.
When problems remain unresolved, negative feelings like frustration, anger & hopelessness can bring you down. You may seek distractions to keep you from confronting your innermost thoughts and feelings. Your relationships, work, and health may suffer. You put on a false front to appear happy & "normal". These are signs alerting you to take steps towards healing and change. You dont have to face this alone. I will listen to your story compassionately & without judgement, and support to empower you with a voice. I will nurture all that is good in you, and collaboratively help you unfold into the best version of your Self.
(650) 525-2252 View (650) 525-2252

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Arielle Piastunovich
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Burlingame, CA 94010  (Online Only)
I practice trauma informed supportive psychotherapy, cognitive behavioral and dialectical behavioral therapy, couples therapy, addiction therapy, and EMDR.
I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with 20+ years of mental health experience. I work with children, adults, older adults couples, and families. I have a wealth of diverse experience which includes mood / anxiety disorders, substance disorders (chronic alcoholism and eating disorders), and providing couples and family treatment. I specialize in trauma and relationships. Healing is often a hard and painful process, but it also can be joyful and lead to a more fulfilling life and improved relationships. I would be honored to accompany you on your journey towards happiness, acceptance, greater intimacy, peace, and recovery.
I practice trauma informed supportive psychotherapy, cognitive behavioral and dialectical behavioral therapy, couples therapy, addiction therapy, and EMDR.
I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with 20+ years of mental health experience. I work with children, adults, older adults couples, and families. I have a wealth of diverse experience which includes mood / anxiety disorders, substance disorders (chronic alcoholism and eating disorders), and providing couples and family treatment. I specialize in trauma and relationships. Healing is often a hard and painful process, but it also can be joyful and lead to a more fulfilling life and improved relationships. I would be honored to accompany you on your journey towards happiness, acceptance, greater intimacy, peace, and recovery.
(650) 206-9870 View (650) 206-9870
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Christine Rivlin
Counselor, LPCC
Verified Verified
Burlingame, CA 94010
I also specialize in working with individuals experiencing addiction issues, and eating disorders.
I work primarily with adults who are wanting to manage symptoms associated with depression, anxiety, and trauma. I will be with you on your path to discovery, recovery, and finding the person you would like to become. I approach therapy with a client-centered approach in order to create a safe, comfortable space for you to share and express yourself, and your vulnerabilities. We will explore healthy ways to process your trauma, regulate difficult emotions, and restore broken relationships. I believe the trust built between Client and Therapist is powerful, and necessary in order to help you through your healing journey.
I also specialize in working with individuals experiencing addiction issues, and eating disorders.
I work primarily with adults who are wanting to manage symptoms associated with depression, anxiety, and trauma. I will be with you on your path to discovery, recovery, and finding the person you would like to become. I approach therapy with a client-centered approach in order to create a safe, comfortable space for you to share and express yourself, and your vulnerabilities. We will explore healthy ways to process your trauma, regulate difficult emotions, and restore broken relationships. I believe the trust built between Client and Therapist is powerful, and necessary in order to help you through your healing journey.
(669) 201-4356 View (669) 201-4356
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Jeff Watson
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, AMFT
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Burlingame, CA 94010  (Online Only)
I focus on grief and loss, depression, addiction, anxiety, PTSD, and ADHD.
If you’re tired of the story you’re telling yourself, let’s find another one together. I love to help redefine old narratives that may have been holding you back, and I am grateful to help write a brand new story of you. Sometimes, we can tell ourselves scary stories about the future and replay the painful traumas of our past. Together, we can look at your stories and see their strengths and their challenges and how you can build a new narrative for your life. I like to help clients find their true North Star to guide them to a new meaning and purpose.
I focus on grief and loss, depression, addiction, anxiety, PTSD, and ADHD.
If you’re tired of the story you’re telling yourself, let’s find another one together. I love to help redefine old narratives that may have been holding you back, and I am grateful to help write a brand new story of you. Sometimes, we can tell ourselves scary stories about the future and replay the painful traumas of our past. Together, we can look at your stories and see their strengths and their challenges and how you can build a new narrative for your life. I like to help clients find their true North Star to guide them to a new meaning and purpose.
(408) 539-8370 View (408) 539-8370
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Dr. Nashin Joseph
Psychological Associate, PsyD
Verified Verified
Burlingame, CA 94010  (Online Only)
I feel honored to have the opportunity to work with you and explore any stressors that may be causing physical and emotional distress. I work with clients experiencing depression, anxiety, grief, substance use, racial identity transformation, spiritual crisis, family conflict and stress
I feel honored to have the opportunity to work with you and explore any stressors that may be causing physical and emotional distress. I work with clients experiencing depression, anxiety, grief, substance use, racial identity transformation, spiritual crisis, family conflict and stress
(925) 430-7574 View (925) 430-7574
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Isaac Smith
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MAT, LCSW, NTP
Verified Verified
12 Endorsed
Burlingame, CA 94012
As a specialist with years of experience in the areas of addiction, anxiety, depression and spirituality, I help people get reconnected to who they really are, no longer burdened by the problems they come in with.
On the outside, things look great. You’ve become good at hiding how you really feel and putting on your “I-have-it-altogether” face. Inside, however, you’re feeling lost, out of touch and disconnected from yourself. Maybe your anxiety is causing you to lose sleep, or you find yourself isolating from friends and family because of depression. Maybe you're covering all of this up with drugs, alcohol or other risky behaviors. You’re not entirely sure how you got here but you know something needs to change. You deserve to feel reconnected, balanced, calm and happier. Let me help!
As a specialist with years of experience in the areas of addiction, anxiety, depression and spirituality, I help people get reconnected to who they really are, no longer burdened by the problems they come in with.
On the outside, things look great. You’ve become good at hiding how you really feel and putting on your “I-have-it-altogether” face. Inside, however, you’re feeling lost, out of touch and disconnected from yourself. Maybe your anxiety is causing you to lose sleep, or you find yourself isolating from friends and family because of depression. Maybe you're covering all of this up with drugs, alcohol or other risky behaviors. You’re not entirely sure how you got here but you know something needs to change. You deserve to feel reconnected, balanced, calm and happier. Let me help!
(916) 619-7744 View (916) 619-7744
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Susan Bowen
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, MFT
Verified Verified
Burlingame, CA 94010
Living life in peace can be challenging when suddenly you are confronted with unexpected change...relationship status, health, recovery from loss, trauma and/or addiction. The truth is life is full of change, and the challenges we face often impact the quality of our connection to ourselves and others. I offer confidential, compassionate, effective care by combining the best of traditional psychotherapy with a progressive integration of mindfulness, for a wide range of issues we find ourselves faced with in modern life. A dual approach that encourages healing, connection, focus, and personal growth.
Living life in peace can be challenging when suddenly you are confronted with unexpected change...relationship status, health, recovery from loss, trauma and/or addiction. The truth is life is full of change, and the challenges we face often impact the quality of our connection to ourselves and others. I offer confidential, compassionate, effective care by combining the best of traditional psychotherapy with a progressive integration of mindfulness, for a wide range of issues we find ourselves faced with in modern life. A dual approach that encourages healing, connection, focus, and personal growth.
(650) 532-0514 View (650) 532-0514
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Hazzel Angulo
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, AMFT
Verified Verified
Burlingame, CA 94010
Trauma, anxiety, and addiction can make you feel stuck. The most important step towards healing is to address the unresolved emotion inside you. Healing requires feelings. Acceptance slowly dissolves pain. When we function from the fear and scarring of our trauma, the cycles continue until we learn how to transmute that energy into love. I apply a Holistic approach that integrates physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual forms of well-being, addressing the “whole” self. Through a holistic framework tailored to your unique needs, the goal is to support you develop a deeper understanding of the self on all these levels.
Trauma, anxiety, and addiction can make you feel stuck. The most important step towards healing is to address the unresolved emotion inside you. Healing requires feelings. Acceptance slowly dissolves pain. When we function from the fear and scarring of our trauma, the cycles continue until we learn how to transmute that energy into love. I apply a Holistic approach that integrates physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual forms of well-being, addressing the “whole” self. Through a holistic framework tailored to your unique needs, the goal is to support you develop a deeper understanding of the self on all these levels.
(669) 260-7348 View (669) 260-7348
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Barbara Ochsner-Walsh
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
San Bruno, CA 94066
With more than 20 yrs as a life coach and now a clinical psychologist as well, I work with the elderly and their family members who are experiencing gerontological issues. This can be either within the family or in a residential setting. I work with couples in primary relationships with external issues that can include unemployment, substance abuse, parenting, as well as those specific to the relationship such as communication difficulties and maintaining a healthy sexual/intimate life. For individuals who are stuck in any area, together we'll identify the issues and how to resolve them.
With more than 20 yrs as a life coach and now a clinical psychologist as well, I work with the elderly and their family members who are experiencing gerontological issues. This can be either within the family or in a residential setting. I work with couples in primary relationships with external issues that can include unemployment, substance abuse, parenting, as well as those specific to the relationship such as communication difficulties and maintaining a healthy sexual/intimate life. For individuals who are stuck in any area, together we'll identify the issues and how to resolve them.
(415) 980-5232 View (415) 980-5232
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Aaron Rohrer
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
6 Endorsed
Hillsborough, CA 94010  (Online Only)
Tired of therapists making assumptions about you? Judging you for your substance use or other life choices? You are in the right place! These sessions are for you - and need to cater to your unique circumstances, history, and the journey you have taken thus far. I specialize in supporting people who are seeking to address their relationship with substances, progressing with personal or professional goals, improving relationships with their family or friends, managing life transitions, and recovering from depression, anxiety, or burn out.
Tired of therapists making assumptions about you? Judging you for your substance use or other life choices? You are in the right place! These sessions are for you - and need to cater to your unique circumstances, history, and the journey you have taken thus far. I specialize in supporting people who are seeking to address their relationship with substances, progressing with personal or professional goals, improving relationships with their family or friends, managing life transitions, and recovering from depression, anxiety, or burn out.
(510) 369-2678 View (510) 369-2678

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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.