Addiction Therapists in Mountain View, CA

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Jesse Moon
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
Mountain View, CA 94040
I offer effective treatments for anxiety, depression, addiction recovery, relationship difficulties, a general sense of dissatisfaction with your life.
Are you currently experiencing anxiety, depression, loneliness, low self esteem, conflicts in a significant relationship, couples counseling? Do you need assistance in overcoming an addiction? or someone you care about is struggling with addiction? I believe that I can help you to feel better! Together we will collaborate on a meaningful,symptom reducing treatment.You can achieve an increased sense of well being And esteem.Your relationships can improve, I offer empathetic and individualized counseling tailored to your unique needs and circumstances. I believe in focencouraging your particular strengths. I offer online and telephone counseling and anxiety coaching.
I offer effective treatments for anxiety, depression, addiction recovery, relationship difficulties, a general sense of dissatisfaction with your life.
Are you currently experiencing anxiety, depression, loneliness, low self esteem, conflicts in a significant relationship, couples counseling? Do you need assistance in overcoming an addiction? or someone you care about is struggling with addiction? I believe that I can help you to feel better! Together we will collaborate on a meaningful,symptom reducing treatment.You can achieve an increased sense of well being And esteem.Your relationships can improve, I offer empathetic and individualized counseling tailored to your unique needs and circumstances. I believe in focencouraging your particular strengths. I offer online and telephone counseling and anxiety coaching.
(650) 273-9813 View (650) 273-9813
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Lawrence Compagnoni
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
Mountain View, CA 94040
Are you looking to improve your relationship with yourself and others in your life? If so, then perhaps I can help. I work with adults, couples, and families wanting healthier, stronger relationships, and an overall better life. I enjoy working with people who want to transform their lives and their relationships; those who are ready to release the past and live more fully in the present in order to create a better future. I work with people on issues of trauma, spirituality, and grief resulting from death, a lost relationship and/or lost opportunities. I also work with people with process and substance addictions and recovery.
Are you looking to improve your relationship with yourself and others in your life? If so, then perhaps I can help. I work with adults, couples, and families wanting healthier, stronger relationships, and an overall better life. I enjoy working with people who want to transform their lives and their relationships; those who are ready to release the past and live more fully in the present in order to create a better future. I work with people on issues of trauma, spirituality, and grief resulting from death, a lost relationship and/or lost opportunities. I also work with people with process and substance addictions and recovery.
(650) 285-4823 View (650) 285-4823
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Irina Tsukanova
Drug & Alcohol Counselor, CADC I
Verified Verified
Mountain View, CA 94041
If alcohol and other substances became the only way for you to deal with daily problems, I can help you to navigate through the endless circle. As parents, we face unique, everyday challenges dealing with our families and professional life. Oftentimes, we neglect to care for our needs and wants. Each person has a unique situation, and I will make your journey to recovery easier. I use motivational interviewing, positive psychology, and many other methods to help my client to overcome the substance use disorder.
If alcohol and other substances became the only way for you to deal with daily problems, I can help you to navigate through the endless circle. As parents, we face unique, everyday challenges dealing with our families and professional life. Oftentimes, we neglect to care for our needs and wants. Each person has a unique situation, and I will make your journey to recovery easier. I use motivational interviewing, positive psychology, and many other methods to help my client to overcome the substance use disorder.
(408) 840-4086 View (408) 840-4086
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Kelly Blaser
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT, RYT
Verified Verified
Mountain View, CA 94039
The issues I have worked with deeply include relationship struggles, parenting, grief, addiction, Anxiety, Depression, Panic Disorder, and spiritual crises, and co-occurring disorders.
Having a good relationship with oneself is a process and a practice, and can be cultivated through the therapeutic process. Every relationship is dependent on how we talk to ourselves, and this inner conversation is what therapy can shift. If you have the willingness, huge transformation is possible. I am in this field to help people sort out a way through and beyond unnecessary suffering, and towards deep peace with themselves and others. I have successfully treated high-functioning CEOs as well as people traumatized, addicted, and broke. Being human is challenging, and with the right support, beautiful. Call. I can help!
The issues I have worked with deeply include relationship struggles, parenting, grief, addiction, Anxiety, Depression, Panic Disorder, and spiritual crises, and co-occurring disorders.
Having a good relationship with oneself is a process and a practice, and can be cultivated through the therapeutic process. Every relationship is dependent on how we talk to ourselves, and this inner conversation is what therapy can shift. If you have the willingness, huge transformation is possible. I am in this field to help people sort out a way through and beyond unnecessary suffering, and towards deep peace with themselves and others. I have successfully treated high-functioning CEOs as well as people traumatized, addicted, and broke. Being human is challenging, and with the right support, beautiful. Call. I can help!
(831) 346-1195 View (831) 346-1195
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Robert Scholz
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT, LPCC, LPC
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
Mountain View, CA 94041
As a licensed mental health professional for over 20 years, I have expertise in the areas of anxiety, depression, addiction, men's issues, career coaching, sports psych, couples/ family therapy, trauma and young adult health.
Thanks for your interest in my practice. My clients are often high-achievers, yet struggling to stay afloat in other aspects of their life. Men and women professionals often seek out my psychotherapy and coaching services when they find themselves stuck in long-standing patterns of addictive behaviors, anxiety and depression or when faced with learning how to manage a significant change in their personal or business life. I provide an empathic ear and will also challenge you in ways to help you meet your goals. I help clients gain focus, develop options and increase the motivation needed to make meaningful, sustainable changes.
As a licensed mental health professional for over 20 years, I have expertise in the areas of anxiety, depression, addiction, men's issues, career coaching, sports psych, couples/ family therapy, trauma and young adult health.
Thanks for your interest in my practice. My clients are often high-achievers, yet struggling to stay afloat in other aspects of their life. Men and women professionals often seek out my psychotherapy and coaching services when they find themselves stuck in long-standing patterns of addictive behaviors, anxiety and depression or when faced with learning how to manage a significant change in their personal or business life. I provide an empathic ear and will also challenge you in ways to help you meet your goals. I help clients gain focus, develop options and increase the motivation needed to make meaningful, sustainable changes.
(805) 742-4471 View (805) 742-4471
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Hazzel Angulo
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, AMFT, EMDR
Verified Verified
Mountain View, CA 94040
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.
(408) 351-0990 View (408) 351-0990
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Christine Rivlin
Counselor, LPCC
Verified Verified
Mountain View, CA 94040
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.
(408) 418-2143 View (408) 418-2143
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Kevin Kuhlow
Drug & Alcohol Counselor, LAADC, MS
Verified Verified
Mountain View, CA 94040
Is alcohol or another substance holding you back? Are you a professional or executive who has found that the one thing you haven't been able to overcome is substance use? Many clinicians don't truly understand the stress and loneliness that professional success can create. My experience as a senior executive and addiction professional can help you break free and achieve your true potential. Don't let substance abuse be the one thing you haven't been able to overcome as a professional. I utilize positive counseling techniques designed to capitalize on your strengths to help you overcome substance use and achieve your potential.
Is alcohol or another substance holding you back? Are you a professional or executive who has found that the one thing you haven't been able to overcome is substance use? Many clinicians don't truly understand the stress and loneliness that professional success can create. My experience as a senior executive and addiction professional can help you break free and achieve your true potential. Don't let substance abuse be the one thing you haven't been able to overcome as a professional. I utilize positive counseling techniques designed to capitalize on your strengths to help you overcome substance use and achieve your potential.
(650) 420-4560 View (650) 420-4560
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Sarah Lucha
Associate Marriage & Family Therapist, AMFT
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Mountain View, CA 94040
As a member of Joelle Rabow Maletis & Associates Sarah specializes in PTSD, relationship issues, infertility miscarriage, and life transitions. JRM&A works with clients struggling with hardships such as addiction, eating disorders, self-harm, and various forms of trauma. We offer relationship services for dating, parenting, marriage, and couples. We also help military personnel and first responders with PTSD, trauma, stress, anxiety, vicarious trauma, and the transition back to civilian life. Our individual services include trauma, life transitions, anxiety, trauma, complex PTSD, and more.
As a member of Joelle Rabow Maletis & Associates Sarah specializes in PTSD, relationship issues, infertility miscarriage, and life transitions. JRM&A works with clients struggling with hardships such as addiction, eating disorders, self-harm, and various forms of trauma. We offer relationship services for dating, parenting, marriage, and couples. We also help military personnel and first responders with PTSD, trauma, stress, anxiety, vicarious trauma, and the transition back to civilian life. Our individual services include trauma, life transitions, anxiety, trauma, complex PTSD, and more.
(650) 761-9833 View (650) 761-9833
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Kevin Cornelius
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
5 Endorsed
Mountain View, CA 94040
Are you suffering and struggling in the living nightmare of an anxiety problem? Perhaps you are avoiding people, places or activities because of fear, panic or obsessive worrying. Maybe you have been suffering from a lack of sleep and feeling stressed and tired most of the time. Sleep medications and advice from friends or the internet might just make the problems worse. Maybe you're stuck in the never-ending rut of a bad habit or addiction that you can't seem to stop turning to for relief from your problems. Maybe you're unsatisfied in your relationships, overwhelmed by conflicts and a lack of closeness with people you care about.
Are you suffering and struggling in the living nightmare of an anxiety problem? Perhaps you are avoiding people, places or activities because of fear, panic or obsessive worrying. Maybe you have been suffering from a lack of sleep and feeling stressed and tired most of the time. Sleep medications and advice from friends or the internet might just make the problems worse. Maybe you're stuck in the never-ending rut of a bad habit or addiction that you can't seem to stop turning to for relief from your problems. Maybe you're unsatisfied in your relationships, overwhelmed by conflicts and a lack of closeness with people you care about.
(650) 603-5472 View (650) 603-5472
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JoAnn Scott
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Mountain View, CA 94043
Hi, my name is JoAnn Scott. My mission as a therapist is to initially help people develop hope, then help them discover their best selves during our therapeutic journey. I do this using individualized therapeutic techniques that are best suited for the challenges and concerns that you have identified as most important. I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, master's Level Registered Addiction Specialist, Board Certified Diplomate in Clinical Social Work, and a Certified Clinical Trauma Professional.
Hi, my name is JoAnn Scott. My mission as a therapist is to initially help people develop hope, then help them discover their best selves during our therapeutic journey. I do this using individualized therapeutic techniques that are best suited for the challenges and concerns that you have identified as most important. I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, master's Level Registered Addiction Specialist, Board Certified Diplomate in Clinical Social Work, and a Certified Clinical Trauma Professional.
(650) 788-1794 View (650) 788-1794
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Ricardo Martinez
Psychologist, CP
Verified Verified
Mountain View, CA 94040
As mentioned above, I generally work with adults who are struggling with anxiety, stress, depression, work-life balance, alcohol and/or substance abuse issues, and those who are in recovery from alcohol and substance abuse.
Hi there, I'm Dr. Rick. My name is Dr. Ricardo (Rick) Martinez and I am a Licensed Psychologist based in Pasadena, CA and working with clients across California via telehealth. I work with adults and specialize in helping clients who struggle with anxiety, stress, depression, those with alcohol and/or substance abuse issues, their family members, and those in recovery. I also specialize in serving clients from diverse multicultural backgrounds including those from the LGBTQ+ community.
As mentioned above, I generally work with adults who are struggling with anxiety, stress, depression, work-life balance, alcohol and/or substance abuse issues, and those who are in recovery from alcohol and substance abuse.
Hi there, I'm Dr. Rick. My name is Dr. Ricardo (Rick) Martinez and I am a Licensed Psychologist based in Pasadena, CA and working with clients across California via telehealth. I work with adults and specialize in helping clients who struggle with anxiety, stress, depression, those with alcohol and/or substance abuse issues, their family members, and those in recovery. I also specialize in serving clients from diverse multicultural backgrounds including those from the LGBTQ+ community.
(650) 955-0134 View (650) 955-0134
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Sarangan 'Saru' Sivanesan
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
14 Endorsed
Mountain View, CA 94043
I have experience helping people with anxiety, depression, stress, anger issues, addiction, relationship issues, low self-esteem, PTSD, grief/loss, life-transitions, career problems and ADHD/ADD.
*** NOW ACCEPTING NEW CLIENTS *** Do you wish you had tools to deal with stress and anxiety? Are stress and anxiety affecting you work and relationships? Do you long for stress free joyful life? I would like to support you on this journey. In our work you can learn to: manage stress and anxiety, gain insight into its root cause, heal past wounds, improve communication, develop empathic understanding, deepen intimacy and tap into your inherent inner wisdom. I believe by reducing stress and anxiety we have more time and energy to experience and enjoy life in a much more profound way.
I have experience helping people with anxiety, depression, stress, anger issues, addiction, relationship issues, low self-esteem, PTSD, grief/loss, life-transitions, career problems and ADHD/ADD.
*** NOW ACCEPTING NEW CLIENTS *** Do you wish you had tools to deal with stress and anxiety? Are stress and anxiety affecting you work and relationships? Do you long for stress free joyful life? I would like to support you on this journey. In our work you can learn to: manage stress and anxiety, gain insight into its root cause, heal past wounds, improve communication, develop empathic understanding, deepen intimacy and tap into your inherent inner wisdom. I believe by reducing stress and anxiety we have more time and energy to experience and enjoy life in a much more profound way.
(650) 557-4483 View (650) 557-4483
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Jonnetta Thomas
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Mountain View, CA 94043
Hello! I am Jonnetta Appianing, a Licensed Marriage & Child Family Therapist with 5 years of postgraduate experience. Being a Licensed Mental Health Therapist has given me the opportunity to work in a variety of different roles, settings, and diagnoses from all cultures facing many life stressors including, depression, anxiety, suicidal ideations, trauma, PTSD, OCD, substance abuse, interpersonal relationship, addictions and eating disorders. I am grateful for the opportunity to work with children, teens adults, and couples.
Hello! I am Jonnetta Appianing, a Licensed Marriage & Child Family Therapist with 5 years of postgraduate experience. Being a Licensed Mental Health Therapist has given me the opportunity to work in a variety of different roles, settings, and diagnoses from all cultures facing many life stressors including, depression, anxiety, suicidal ideations, trauma, PTSD, OCD, substance abuse, interpersonal relationship, addictions and eating disorders. I am grateful for the opportunity to work with children, teens adults, and couples.
(650) 297-8412 View (650) 297-8412
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Cindy Eaton
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Mountain View, CA 94040  (Online Only)
Whether it be conquering addiction, establishing healthy habits, or pursuing a goal, I offer you help and guidance that fosters change by utilizing research backed tools that have been shown to be effective.
Are you tired of feeling stuck in the same old patterns and behaviors? Longing for a change but struggling to find the motivation and guidance to make it happen? Struggling to make changes on your own? Using drugs, alcohol, eating, or scrolling (any unhelpful/unhealthy habits) to escape the day-to-day? Making a shift in our lives can be challenging, but with the right motivation and help, it is possible. Do something about behavior and patterns standing in your way. It’s time to move toward what you value with action to live the life you want.
Whether it be conquering addiction, establishing healthy habits, or pursuing a goal, I offer you help and guidance that fosters change by utilizing research backed tools that have been shown to be effective.
Are you tired of feeling stuck in the same old patterns and behaviors? Longing for a change but struggling to find the motivation and guidance to make it happen? Struggling to make changes on your own? Using drugs, alcohol, eating, or scrolling (any unhelpful/unhealthy habits) to escape the day-to-day? Making a shift in our lives can be challenging, but with the right motivation and help, it is possible. Do something about behavior and patterns standing in your way. It’s time to move toward what you value with action to live the life you want.
(650) 750-7729 View (650) 750-7729
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Kristine Hughes
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Mountain View, CA 94040
My greatest successes have been in treating individuals experiencing mood disorders such as depression and bipolar disorder, anxiety/panic attacks, substance abuse/addiction, self-harm and suicidal ideation, stress, relationship problems, abuse, and trauma.
My name is Kristine Hughes, and I am a Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist in California. I enjoy treating individual adults and teens experiencing mood disorders such as depression and bipolar disorder, anxiety/panic attacks, substance abuse/addiction, self-harm behaviors and suicidal ideation, stress, relationship problems, abuse, and trauma. My therapeutic approach utilizes techniques from Mindfulness, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy. The most foundation and important therapeutic element however is the safe trusting relationship built with each client.
My greatest successes have been in treating individuals experiencing mood disorders such as depression and bipolar disorder, anxiety/panic attacks, substance abuse/addiction, self-harm and suicidal ideation, stress, relationship problems, abuse, and trauma.
My name is Kristine Hughes, and I am a Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist in California. I enjoy treating individual adults and teens experiencing mood disorders such as depression and bipolar disorder, anxiety/panic attacks, substance abuse/addiction, self-harm behaviors and suicidal ideation, stress, relationship problems, abuse, and trauma. My therapeutic approach utilizes techniques from Mindfulness, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy. The most foundation and important therapeutic element however is the safe trusting relationship built with each client.
(916) 776-5929 View (916) 776-5929
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Mara L Bronstein
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
Mountain View, CA 94040
My treatment specialties and areas of interest include: therapy for depression and anxiety, relationship issues, work and career issues, stress management, aging, living with medical issues, parenting issues, conflict resolution, grief counseling, addiction and recovery, identity development, and men's issues.
Welcome! With a warm, open, and interactive style, I aim to work collaboratively with you to help you examine what is getting in the way of your well being, learn new ways to approach your challenges and concerns, and move your life in a direction that is reflective of what matters to you most. I offer both brief and long term psychotherapy. I work with each individual to help them build on their strengths and attain the personal growth they are committed to accomplishing.
My treatment specialties and areas of interest include: therapy for depression and anxiety, relationship issues, work and career issues, stress management, aging, living with medical issues, parenting issues, conflict resolution, grief counseling, addiction and recovery, identity development, and men's issues.
Welcome! With a warm, open, and interactive style, I aim to work collaboratively with you to help you examine what is getting in the way of your well being, learn new ways to approach your challenges and concerns, and move your life in a direction that is reflective of what matters to you most. I offer both brief and long term psychotherapy. I work with each individual to help them build on their strengths and attain the personal growth they are committed to accomplishing.
(650) 830-5336 View (650) 830-5336
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Mary A Brayton
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, MFT
Verified Verified
Mountain View, CA 94035
Often, substance abuse and addiction are ways people cope with stress and depression.
How Can I Help You? ...by being a therapist you feel comfortable talking to. If you are having trouble relaxing, are worried about a loved one,are facing divorce or major illness, are feeling irritable, confused, depressed,lonely, are concerned about your teen taking risks or a child hating school talking with me can help. Talking can give you objective perspective, help you develop coping skills, lessen the isolation that makes people feel"crazy" and reduce inner turmoil that can lead to physical ailments. We work together to identify and build on your current personal strengths in this healing process.
Often, substance abuse and addiction are ways people cope with stress and depression.
How Can I Help You? ...by being a therapist you feel comfortable talking to. If you are having trouble relaxing, are worried about a loved one,are facing divorce or major illness, are feeling irritable, confused, depressed,lonely, are concerned about your teen taking risks or a child hating school talking with me can help. Talking can give you objective perspective, help you develop coping skills, lessen the isolation that makes people feel"crazy" and reduce inner turmoil that can lead to physical ailments. We work together to identify and build on your current personal strengths in this healing process.
(650) 209-7873 View (650) 209-7873
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Jeffrey Miller
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Mountain View, CA 94040
I work primarily with teenage boys and adult men and women. My work addresses a variety of issues including depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, learning differences, attention and executive functioning deficits, divorce and other family issues, substance abuse and dependence, parenting, health concerns, stage of life issues, professional stresses and transitions, and deeper exploration of emotional, psychological and spiritual issues. Many of my teenage patients are facing a combination of family, school and social issues. My adult patients are often seeking assistance with personal and family issues, struggles in the workplace, and deeper issues relating to meaning, purpose and spiritual direction.
I work primarily with teenage boys and adult men and women. My work addresses a variety of issues including depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, learning differences, attention and executive functioning deficits, divorce and other family issues, substance abuse and dependence, parenting, health concerns, stage of life issues, professional stresses and transitions, and deeper exploration of emotional, psychological and spiritual issues. Many of my teenage patients are facing a combination of family, school and social issues. My adult patients are often seeking assistance with personal and family issues, struggles in the workplace, and deeper issues relating to meaning, purpose and spiritual direction.
(650) 458-0171 View (650) 458-0171
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Chen Bentov-Hamam
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
Mountain View, CA 94040
In my role as your therapist, I listen, think , propose, explore, teach, and challenge. My approach to therapy is best described as caring, and compassionate. I am committed to providing depth-oriented psychotherapy for you and your loved one. I bring a warm, non-judgmental approach that provides a safe environment and opportunities to address both short and long terms goals. Grief, loss, trauma, depression, anxiety, substance abuse, ADHD, Asperger, divorce, postpartum depression, cultural diversity and adjustment, are among the different issues I have experience working with. I work with adult, couples, school-age children, pre-teens, adolescents, and their families.
In my role as your therapist, I listen, think , propose, explore, teach, and challenge. My approach to therapy is best described as caring, and compassionate. I am committed to providing depth-oriented psychotherapy for you and your loved one. I bring a warm, non-judgmental approach that provides a safe environment and opportunities to address both short and long terms goals. Grief, loss, trauma, depression, anxiety, substance abuse, ADHD, Asperger, divorce, postpartum depression, cultural diversity and adjustment, are among the different issues I have experience working with. I work with adult, couples, school-age children, pre-teens, adolescents, and their families.
(650) 489-9650 View (650) 489-9650

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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.