Alcohol Use Therapists in Pill Hill, Oakland, CA

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Cathy Trenary
Associate Professional Clinical Counselor, APCC
Verified
Verified
Our life experiences can lead us to question our identity and purpose in the world we live in. This can lead us to anxiety, depression, and trauma. Do you want to improve how you face challenges, function in your relationships, and face overwhelming feelings? I place heavy importance on addressing trauma. Trauma disintegrates the parts that make up your whole self, which can leave aspects of who you are hidden from your awareness. Left unaddressed, anxiety and depression can worsen, which can rob you of the necessary connection that all human beings need to thrive. I aim to help you process unresolved trauma.
(415) 992-6925
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Pill Hill
Oakland, CA 94609
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Hannah Berstein
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, AMFT
Verified
Verified
Are you struggling with anxiety and trauma and turning towards unhealthy coping mechanisms in an attempt to manage your emotions? Now is a trying time for almost everyone, and if you have a trauma background what's coming up in the current environment may be reminiscent of the stress, isolation, and fear induced by early childhood experiences. You don't have to handle this alone, and with clinically tested techniques to regulate the mind and body, it's possible to shift from a place of disempowerment to strength.
(415) 329-8420
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Pill Hill
Oakland, CA 94609
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Heidi Xue
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, AMFT, APPC, EMDR
Verified
Verified
Do you have trouble with anxiety, depression, and relationship/family issues due to trauma? Past experiences can create imprints onto your brain that activate your fight/flight responses whenever your emotions feel dysregulated, but life without the constant feeling of being on edge is possible. Those traumatic memories don’t have to permanently influence who you are meant to be. Through therapy, you will gain control of your feelings/thoughts and your response to everyday life hurdles. Healing from trauma can create healthier beliefs about yourself and your relationships along with sustainable changes.
(415) 949-3882
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Pill Hill
Oakland, CA 94609
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Norval J. Hickman
Psychologist, PhD, MPH
Verified
4 Endorsed
Verified
4 Endorsed
I use an integrative treatment approach based on research-informed psychotherapy practices to address: *emotional, relationship, and communication issues *anxiety, panic, and stress management *depression and mood management *cultural and diversity issues including acculturative stress *mental health needs for BIPOC communities and the LGBTQI+ community *gender identity, gender expression, and sexual identity issues *fears and phobias *post-traumatic stress symptoms *recovery from substance use *life transitions *weight management
(510) 725-4573 x704
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Pill Hill
Oakland, CA 94609
Not accepting new clients
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Jamie Stern
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, AMFT
Verified
Verified
Are you going through internal struggle due to trauma? Do you feel anxious and depressed about the future? Do you struggle with family issues and relationship issues? I’m willing to meet you where you are, help you process unwanted thoughts and emotions, and help develop an action plan to effectively cultivate your healing and growth. I’m here to help you explore unresolved feelings (anxiety, depression, anger, helplessness, grief, etc.) and develop skills to effectively cope with them. Thus, you can feel relieved and fulfilled in your relationship with yourself and others.
(415) 322-5011
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Pill Hill
Oakland, CA 94609
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Joshua Tan
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Verified
Is anxiety, depression, or trauma holding you back from being your true self? Do you feel stuck in managing difficult life transitions? Now, every little thing becomes super overwhelming. Those negative experiences reopen old wounds and cause new ones. You tried burying your pain hoping it would go away. You feel lonely and tormented. You feel exhausted, stressed, and angry all the time. You wonder how much more you can take. You are unsure of who or where to turn for help. In the midst of this painful journey, you do not have to go through it alone.
(510) 256-7573
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Pill Hill
Oakland, CA 94609
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Fred Kutnick
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Verified
Anger, shame, anxiety, depression, and perfectionism are emotions and traits that can be caused by trauma. Unresolved trauma can negatively affect our current relationships and family dynamics. My goal as a therapist is to collaborate with you in order to manage trauma-related symptoms and reach a more meaningful state. I utilize a client-centered approach in order to create a safe space for my clients to process unresolved feelings/reactions. Forming a meaningful connection allows us to create a space that welcomes vulnerability, and the therapeutic relationship is just as important as the therapeutic modality.
(415) 338-9959
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Pill Hill
Oakland, CA 94609
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Nicole Logan
Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor, LPC
Verified
Verified
I utilize a client centered approach in working with adolescents and adults who struggle with anxiety, depression, grief, relationship issues, and life transitions. In a safe, supportive, and non judgemental space we can explore the negative patterns in your life, work through any barriers, and move towards healing, growth, and change.
(415) 704-6947
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Pill Hill
Oakland, CA 94609
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Hazzel Angulo
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, AMFT, EMDR
Verified
Verified
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.
(213) 894-9098
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Pill Hill
Oakland, CA 94609
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Eugene P Porter
Marriage & Family Therapist, MFT
Verified
2 Endorsed
Verified
2 Endorsed
I have been in practice for over 30 years. My primary specialty has been working with men and boys who have experienced sexual abuse. This issue often includes alcohol and drug issues, anxiety, depression, marital and couples issues and more. I am experienced in EMDR as well as a range of somatic and humanistic approaches.
(510) 356-2052
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Pill Hill
Oakland, CA 94609
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Zena Andreani
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
My goal as a therapist is to help you understand your own history; your experiences in suffering, joy, grief, and more, so that you can openly see the person you are today and explore the person you might like to become.
(415) 942-0282
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Pill Hill
Oakland, CA 94609
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Estepha Francisque
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Verified
I do free consultations with clients and instant online scheduling because getting help shouldn't wait for a call back. I am here for you, to walk along side you or your family through the toughest moments. We will laugh together, cry together, and heal together. Most importantly, we will grow together.
(415) 326-7312
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Pill Hill
Oakland, CA 94609
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Jennifer Lara
Associate Clinical Social Worker, ASW
Verified
Verified
Childhood trauma can cripple us, it creates overpowering ‘intense’ emotions such as anxiety, depression, and anger when left unattended which begins to create physical symptoms to defend our bodies from the internal wounds. Has there ever been a time in your life where you have experienced this reaction? Are you experiencing these feelings based on current or past trauma from childhood, early teens, adolescence, adulthood, or as a senior? I aim to utilize a variety of actionable techniques to help reduce trauma related symptoms and make lasting changes in life.
(415) 200-3335
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Pill Hill
Oakland, CA 94609
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Sterling Walker
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, AMFT
Verified
Verified
Throughout our lives, we all have experienced feelings of depression, anxiety, and anger. These emotions leave you feeling insecure, shameful, lonely, unworthy and stuck in unhealthy patterns of behavior. Trauma can have negative emotional and physical effects and can lead to family/relationship issues. I specialize in solution-focused brief therapy, motivational interviewing, mindfulness and CBT. These approaches allow me to work with the client to decrease symptoms of anxiety and depression and other health/behavioral issues.
(415) 712-1672
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Pill Hill
Oakland, CA 94609
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Ashley Coyle
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
Verified
My approach to therapy is collaborative and begins with building a safe therapeutic relationship. Respect and acceptance of my clients’ experiences and identities are central tenets of my practice. Our work together is a place to unlearn and shed those things which may not suit your growth; where you can be both held and challenged with care and compassion. I welcome clients from all racial, ethnic, religious and national backgrounds, social and economic classes, gender expressions, and sexual orientations/identities.
(415) 475-2064
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Pill Hill
Oakland, CA 94609
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Zoe Davis
Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor, MA, MS, LPCC, LMHC, CMHIMP
Verified
Verified
I work with adults who may be struggling to find nourishment on multiple levels: emotionally, psychologically, physically, and relationship-wise. I attend to the individual in front of me, knowing that your unique health and family history, stresses, environment, level of support, social inequities, and culture all influence your relationship with self and your feeling of nourishment. I meet you where you are, and help to guide you where you want to be more of the time. I work with you to create a healthier relationship with your whole self, including through relationships, creativity, nutrition, movement, and contribution.
(510) 681-2648
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Pill Hill
Oakland, CA 94605
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Addie Liechty Kogan Psychotherapy
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
As a person originally trained in psychodynamics, I care greatly about the experiences and relationships that have shaped you. I am currently perusing more training and consultation in Internal Family Systems and trauma informed approaches. Of primary focus, in my work with clients, is the therapeutic relationship. It is here that our patterns of relating often reveal themselves. Through the safe container of therapy, I invite my clients into new ways of being that invite more creativity, flexibility and deeper relationships.
(510) 356-0264
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Pill Hill
Oakland, CA 94609
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Nicole Woolf
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Verified
Seeking help can be scary and exciting, and it takes a lot of bravery and courage to take the initial step. You may be feeling like you are depressed and anxious due to your trauma. I aim to meet you where you are mentally and emotionally and help you grow, learn skills, and adapt to new changes. We can work together to identify your goals and needs and address the emotional and behavioral challenges you experience.
(415) 539-2882
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Pill Hill
Oakland, CA 94609
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Rae Walker Mountz
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, MA
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
My highest aim as your therapist is to co-create a lasting and genuine healing relationship, one where you feel supported to express yourself authentically and make the changes necessary in your life to live, love and work wholeheartedly. Together we will explore the issues, concerns and challenges that are coming up for you and how they are getting in the way of you living the life you want.
(415) 877-5304
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Pill Hill
Oakland, CA 94602
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Veronica Ghabour
Counselor, APCC
Verified
Verified
Mental health challenges are due to the aftereffects of traumatic experiences. Trauma can place a strain on your family, work, relationships, and even cause issues with self-worth. I specialize in trauma therapy along with treating personality disorders, depression, mood disorders, anxiety, and addiction. All these disorders can look different from person to person, and that is where our therapeutic journey of empowerment and self-exploration begins. I concentrate on creating a safe space of growth and self-discovery through unconditional positive regard, emotional regulation, and guided activities.
(415) 942-6295
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Pill Hill
Oakland, CA 94609
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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.