Addiction Therapists in Orinda, CA

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Cecilia S. Kardel
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
Orinda, CA 94563
The therapeutic encounter is a unique collaborative journey. We cannot control what crosses our path, but we can see ourselves as brave enough to face it. People come to me when they are in struggling or stuck and want to improve their life, hope and relationships. I provide a safe space to explore issues with food, substance abuse, anxiety, depression, self-worth, loss and creativity. I love to work with couples using Emotion Focused Therapy. I am insight minded. I can help you face fears, own longings, repair hurt, deepen connection, renew dreams. I can hold your story. I am trauma-informed. I won't shy away from the hard stuff.
The therapeutic encounter is a unique collaborative journey. We cannot control what crosses our path, but we can see ourselves as brave enough to face it. People come to me when they are in struggling or stuck and want to improve their life, hope and relationships. I provide a safe space to explore issues with food, substance abuse, anxiety, depression, self-worth, loss and creativity. I love to work with couples using Emotion Focused Therapy. I am insight minded. I can help you face fears, own longings, repair hurt, deepen connection, renew dreams. I can hold your story. I am trauma-informed. I won't shy away from the hard stuff.
(415) 480-5319 View (415) 480-5319
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Ann Colberson Schiebert
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
Orinda, CA 94563
Now offering telephone and online therapy to address trauma, addiction, depression, anxiety, relationship challenges and support to get you through reactions to the Coronavirus pandemic. Call (510) 917-4001 to book an appointment. I am a licensed clinical psychologist, a certified Brain Spotting therapist and provide Cognitive Processing Therapy (CPT) for trauma survivors. A specialist in addiction, codependency, dual diagnosis as well as an expert in family and marriage counseling and communication. Author of the "Let's Make a Contract" series of books on Amazon, Barnes and Noble, and my website. Learn how to re-script your life!
Now offering telephone and online therapy to address trauma, addiction, depression, anxiety, relationship challenges and support to get you through reactions to the Coronavirus pandemic. Call (510) 917-4001 to book an appointment. I am a licensed clinical psychologist, a certified Brain Spotting therapist and provide Cognitive Processing Therapy (CPT) for trauma survivors. A specialist in addiction, codependency, dual diagnosis as well as an expert in family and marriage counseling and communication. Author of the "Let's Make a Contract" series of books on Amazon, Barnes and Noble, and my website. Learn how to re-script your life!
(510) 592-6830 View (510) 592-6830
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Melissa Friedman
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Orinda, CA 94563  (Online Only)
I am a Licensed MFT with extensive experience providing individual psychotherapy to teens and adults. I work with clients presenting with a wide range of challenges including severe and persistent mental health challenges, depression, anxiety, trauma, chronic suicidality, grief, substance use, relational and life transition challenges. I work with people living with HIV and Transgender, Nonbinary and Gender expansive individuals. I also work with women in all stages of the life span and I am currently working towards a specialization in prenatal and perinatal mental health.
I am a Licensed MFT with extensive experience providing individual psychotherapy to teens and adults. I work with clients presenting with a wide range of challenges including severe and persistent mental health challenges, depression, anxiety, trauma, chronic suicidality, grief, substance use, relational and life transition challenges. I work with people living with HIV and Transgender, Nonbinary and Gender expansive individuals. I also work with women in all stages of the life span and I am currently working towards a specialization in prenatal and perinatal mental health.
(925) 268-7806 View (925) 268-7806
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Keith York
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, MFT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Orinda, CA 94563
EXCLUSIVELY FOR COUPLES: I am a Level 3 trained Gottman Couples Therapist. I specialize in helping couples heal from affairs, trauma, and addiction. How I work with couples is evidence-based (well-researched) and designed to experience positive results within 12-15 sessions. I'll help you heal from severe trauma, conquer common communication traps, and renew your friendship in a way that self-help books and weekend seminars cannot. Your relationship can be stronger and more intimate following years of neglect and significant trauma.
EXCLUSIVELY FOR COUPLES: I am a Level 3 trained Gottman Couples Therapist. I specialize in helping couples heal from affairs, trauma, and addiction. How I work with couples is evidence-based (well-researched) and designed to experience positive results within 12-15 sessions. I'll help you heal from severe trauma, conquer common communication traps, and renew your friendship in a way that self-help books and weekend seminars cannot. Your relationship can be stronger and more intimate following years of neglect and significant trauma.
(510) 878-6534 View (510) 878-6534
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Yuri Ouchi Stevens
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
Orinda, CA 94563
Not accepting new clients
My clinical expertise also includes: 1) Accelerated Resolution Therapy (ART), cutting edge therapy for treatment of complex trauma and PTSD and; 2) treatment of addiction in conjunction with the patient’s participation in 12 step programs.
Are you tormented by negative thoughts (“I am never good enough”)? Do you play “what if… tapes” over and over again in your head? Do you feel anxious, pressured, and depressed, emotions that keep you from having a meaningful and successful life? Would you like to feel more content and satisfied? I can help. I am a licensed clinical psychologist and a certified TEAM CBT (Cognitive Behavioral Therapy) therapist, following the treatment modalities created and led by David D. Burns, M.D., emeritus professor at Stanford University School of Medicine.
My clinical expertise also includes: 1) Accelerated Resolution Therapy (ART), cutting edge therapy for treatment of complex trauma and PTSD and; 2) treatment of addiction in conjunction with the patient’s participation in 12 step programs.
Are you tormented by negative thoughts (“I am never good enough”)? Do you play “what if… tapes” over and over again in your head? Do you feel anxious, pressured, and depressed, emotions that keep you from having a meaningful and successful life? Would you like to feel more content and satisfied? I can help. I am a licensed clinical psychologist and a certified TEAM CBT (Cognitive Behavioral Therapy) therapist, following the treatment modalities created and led by David D. Burns, M.D., emeritus professor at Stanford University School of Medicine.
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Rachel Moran
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Orinda, CA 94563
Welcome! I am a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist located in Orinda. My practice is devoted to helping individuals, couples and families who are struggling with depression, anxiety, and substance related issues. I have been involved in the addiction recovery field for over three decades, working with adolescents and adults in both inpatient and outpatient settings. I specialize in providing support, education, prevention and crisis management.
Welcome! I am a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist located in Orinda. My practice is devoted to helping individuals, couples and families who are struggling with depression, anxiety, and substance related issues. I have been involved in the addiction recovery field for over three decades, working with adolescents and adults in both inpatient and outpatient settings. I specialize in providing support, education, prevention and crisis management.
(925) 271-2728 View (925) 271-2728
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Joanna Hill
Counselor, MSW, MPA
Not Verified Not Verified
Orinda, CA 94563
Thank you for taking this step to feel better and to improve your life! It will happen! Whether you are feeling anxious, stuck or depressed, there are always better feelings ahead. I am dedicated to providing you with caring counseling to facilitate WELL-BEING-- please stop and think about what this would mean for you!-- and to your own solutions. I participate actively in our enjoyable sessions, as a teacher/ healer and listener/ learner. I specialize in stress, life transitions, anxiety, family relationships, parenting, psychiatric diagnoses, and loved ones with medical/ psychiatric/ addiction issues.
Thank you for taking this step to feel better and to improve your life! It will happen! Whether you are feeling anxious, stuck or depressed, there are always better feelings ahead. I am dedicated to providing you with caring counseling to facilitate WELL-BEING-- please stop and think about what this would mean for you!-- and to your own solutions. I participate actively in our enjoyable sessions, as a teacher/ healer and listener/ learner. I specialize in stress, life transitions, anxiety, family relationships, parenting, psychiatric diagnoses, and loved ones with medical/ psychiatric/ addiction issues.
(415) 223-9374 View (415) 223-9374
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Alethea Gard'ner, LCSW
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Orinda, CA 94563
Stress, anxiety, depression, trauma, and addiction have a way of taking over our lives, leaving no room to experience joy. I'm here to help. Change is often scary and hard, but in a safe, therapeutic partnership, it becomes possible. By creating an empathetic and supportive environment, we're able to refocus your energy so you can rediscover yourself, achieve lasting relief, and ultimately embrace more opportunities to experience joy and fulfillment.
Stress, anxiety, depression, trauma, and addiction have a way of taking over our lives, leaving no room to experience joy. I'm here to help. Change is often scary and hard, but in a safe, therapeutic partnership, it becomes possible. By creating an empathetic and supportive environment, we're able to refocus your energy so you can rediscover yourself, achieve lasting relief, and ultimately embrace more opportunities to experience joy and fulfillment.
(925) 588-3948 View (925) 588-3948
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Creature Comforts Therapy
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, CCTP
Verified Verified
Orinda, CA 94563
Welcome! My experience and education are rooted in working with individuals from various backgrounds to help them identify a path towards feeling more safe in their own bodies. I have vast experience working with substance use disorders or folks that are supporting a loved one with a substance use disorder. I also help individuals focusing on harm reduction efforts. I have a passion for helping individuals to identify stressors in their lives and help them manage their experiences of depression, burn out, stress, trauma, anxiety, grief, and loss more effectively.
Welcome! My experience and education are rooted in working with individuals from various backgrounds to help them identify a path towards feeling more safe in their own bodies. I have vast experience working with substance use disorders or folks that are supporting a loved one with a substance use disorder. I also help individuals focusing on harm reduction efforts. I have a passion for helping individuals to identify stressors in their lives and help them manage their experiences of depression, burn out, stress, trauma, anxiety, grief, and loss more effectively.
(341) 234-3148 View (341) 234-3148
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Silver Lake Psychology
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
Orinda, CA 94563
Relationship and sexual concerns, couples therapy, anxiety, addiction, trauma, eating disorders, stress management, insomnia, women's issues, creativity, LGBTQ- welcome.
Learn how to feel more connected to yourself, others, and the world around you. Therapy provides all the elements of intimacy: honest communication, vulnerability, and trust. Good therapy is challenging yet warm, providing both structure and empathy for your unique experience.
Relationship and sexual concerns, couples therapy, anxiety, addiction, trauma, eating disorders, stress management, insomnia, women's issues, creativity, LGBTQ- welcome.
Learn how to feel more connected to yourself, others, and the world around you. Therapy provides all the elements of intimacy: honest communication, vulnerability, and trust. Good therapy is challenging yet warm, providing both structure and empathy for your unique experience.
(415) 449-5206 View (415) 449-5206
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Renee Swanson
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MA, JD, AMFT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Orinda, CA 94563
I work with individuals, couples, and partners as they navigate the effects of sex and pornography addiction. Whether your position is as a person who lives with sex addiction or as a partner who has experienced betrayal trauma, I will offer support and hope as we determine the appropriate and workable course to help you maneuver through difficulties and challenges, create more balance and peace, and discover tools to live life with more joy. Additionally, I am experienced in working with substance abuse and addiction, trauma, depression, anxiety, and personality disorders.
I work with individuals, couples, and partners as they navigate the effects of sex and pornography addiction. Whether your position is as a person who lives with sex addiction or as a partner who has experienced betrayal trauma, I will offer support and hope as we determine the appropriate and workable course to help you maneuver through difficulties and challenges, create more balance and peace, and discover tools to live life with more joy. Additionally, I am experienced in working with substance abuse and addiction, trauma, depression, anxiety, and personality disorders.
(510) 973-4752 View (510) 973-4752
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Pathway Therapy Center
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, CSAT-S
Verified Verified
Orinda, CA 94563
At Pathway Therapy Center we help individuals and couples repair find recovery from sex and pornography addiction. Is your relationship in crisis because of a recent discovery? Have you just found out about your partner's affair or betrayal? Do you have a problem with a process addiction such as video gaming or compulsive spending? We are here to help with a team of expertly trained clinicians who specialize in helping those dealing with sexually addictive patterns and other process addictions. Further we have specialists who help partners deal with the impacts of having discovered that their relationship was not what they once thought it was.
At Pathway Therapy Center we help individuals and couples repair find recovery from sex and pornography addiction. Is your relationship in crisis because of a recent discovery? Have you just found out about your partner's affair or betrayal? Do you have a problem with a process addiction such as video gaming or compulsive spending? We are here to help with a team of expertly trained clinicians who specialize in helping those dealing with sexually addictive patterns and other process addictions. Further we have specialists who help partners deal with the impacts of having discovered that their relationship was not what they once thought it was.
(510) 767-0880 View (510) 767-0880
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Christina Iglesia
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Orinda, CA 94563
I specialize in the diagnosis and treatment of mental health challenges such as depression, anxiety, trauma, self-harm, disordered eating and substance abuse.
Telehealth & In-Person options for CA & NY Residents. Your decision to pursue therapy is an important and personal one. Whether you are looking to address lingering issues or searching for support for ongoing concerns, you do not need to do it alone. Therapy is one of the few opportunities in which you are encouraged to explore and express your authentic self, allowing for deeper personal connections and engagement in life.
I specialize in the diagnosis and treatment of mental health challenges such as depression, anxiety, trauma, self-harm, disordered eating and substance abuse.
Telehealth & In-Person options for CA & NY Residents. Your decision to pursue therapy is an important and personal one. Whether you are looking to address lingering issues or searching for support for ongoing concerns, you do not need to do it alone. Therapy is one of the few opportunities in which you are encouraged to explore and express your authentic self, allowing for deeper personal connections and engagement in life.
(925) 448-9291 View (925) 448-9291
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Discovery 2.0 Therapy
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
Orinda, CA 94563
I'm a firm believer that people have the capacity to change and I believe in the amazing power of the human mind, having witnessed positive results with my clients many times. If you continuously struggle to control your emotions, feeling stuck and discouraged, this technique is for you. If you're tired of trying self-help methods, attending on-going therapy sessions that have run out-of-steam or just not knowing where to start anymore, start here. Emotional suffering need not be a life-long sentence. In fact, you will discover with our work together, that life can indeed get better!
I'm a firm believer that people have the capacity to change and I believe in the amazing power of the human mind, having witnessed positive results with my clients many times. If you continuously struggle to control your emotions, feeling stuck and discouraged, this technique is for you. If you're tired of trying self-help methods, attending on-going therapy sessions that have run out-of-steam or just not knowing where to start anymore, start here. Emotional suffering need not be a life-long sentence. In fact, you will discover with our work together, that life can indeed get better!
(707) 610-0733 View (707) 610-0733
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Mitch Houston
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Orinda, CA 94563  (Online Only)
I am a Licensed Clinical Psychologist working in both Hospital and Private Practice settings since 1987. I specialize in Anxiety and Mood Disorders as well as relationship and interpersonal issues. I have been working with individual adults and couples in Psychotherapy for over 30 years. I am very interested in helping individuals adapt to and solve conflicts related to major life transitions, relationships and work related problems.
I am a Licensed Clinical Psychologist working in both Hospital and Private Practice settings since 1987. I specialize in Anxiety and Mood Disorders as well as relationship and interpersonal issues. I have been working with individual adults and couples in Psychotherapy for over 30 years. I am very interested in helping individuals adapt to and solve conflicts related to major life transitions, relationships and work related problems.
(925) 962-5762 View (925) 962-5762
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Michael Anne Conley
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Orinda, CA 94563  (Online Only)
Are you stuck in behaviors that hurt your health or risk your relationships? Are you caught in self-defeating habits? Many of my clients pressure themselves into doing it all, which can lead to problems at home or work. Some want resolution of trauma or mysterious health issues and don't know what to do next. Others turn to food, wine, pills or poor relationship choices to manage their situations. My Habits Into Health System is a skills-based model that helps ease emotional symptoms, quiet busy minds and invites soulful action. This approach can help you unwind outdated patterns so you can form a more peaceful and powerful future.
Are you stuck in behaviors that hurt your health or risk your relationships? Are you caught in self-defeating habits? Many of my clients pressure themselves into doing it all, which can lead to problems at home or work. Some want resolution of trauma or mysterious health issues and don't know what to do next. Others turn to food, wine, pills or poor relationship choices to manage their situations. My Habits Into Health System is a skills-based model that helps ease emotional symptoms, quiet busy minds and invites soulful action. This approach can help you unwind outdated patterns so you can form a more peaceful and powerful future.
(925) 241-4781 View (925) 241-4781
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Robert A Matano
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Orinda, CA 94563
Alcohol and drug problems as well as mental health issues - - anxiety, depression - - often lead to hopelessness, demoralization and isolation. My first step is to evaluate core problems collaboratively, to create a shared understanding of these issues, and then to develop a plan and solutions to deal with them.
Alcohol and drug problems as well as mental health issues - - anxiety, depression - - often lead to hopelessness, demoralization and isolation. My first step is to evaluate core problems collaboratively, to create a shared understanding of these issues, and then to develop a plan and solutions to deal with them.
(510) 275-7662 View (510) 275-7662
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Dr. Catherine Ferreira-Babor
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
Orinda, CA 94563
I completed my doctoral training in the UCSF Dept. of Psychiatry working primarily with trauma survivors. Within that setting our standards of care were very high & I maintain that standard in my practice. My patients felt confused, irritated, exhausted & hopeless, worrying that their lives would never improve. I imagine that you do as well. With perspective & compassion I will help you make sense of your experiences, reducing the degree to which you blame yourself & helping you use your strengths to create a much more satisfying life.
I completed my doctoral training in the UCSF Dept. of Psychiatry working primarily with trauma survivors. Within that setting our standards of care were very high & I maintain that standard in my practice. My patients felt confused, irritated, exhausted & hopeless, worrying that their lives would never improve. I imagine that you do as well. With perspective & compassion I will help you make sense of your experiences, reducing the degree to which you blame yourself & helping you use your strengths to create a much more satisfying life.
(925) 267-6803 View (925) 267-6803
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Daniel A. Linder
Marriage & Family Therapist, MFT
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Orinda, CA 94563
I work with people in the context of their relationships. All the problems, struggles and pains that drive people to seek therapy are sourced in their relationships. Non-nourishing relationships are the spawning ground for them, while nourishing ones make them go away, fade into the background, lessen their load, to the point of no longer needing therapy. All of the work I do is about empowering the transformation of relationships by developing the relationship with your Self. My work is tailored for those with unquenchable thirst for connection, for their relationships to work better and derive more nourishment from them, and those
I work with people in the context of their relationships. All the problems, struggles and pains that drive people to seek therapy are sourced in their relationships. Non-nourishing relationships are the spawning ground for them, while nourishing ones make them go away, fade into the background, lessen their load, to the point of no longer needing therapy. All of the work I do is about empowering the transformation of relationships by developing the relationship with your Self. My work is tailored for those with unquenchable thirst for connection, for their relationships to work better and derive more nourishment from them, and those
(415) 800-3854 View (415) 800-3854
Michael Anthony Macioci
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
Orinda, CA 94563
Thank you for stopping to read my Introductory Information. I am a Marriage and Family Therapist with more than a decade of experience, who believes in providing Integrative Care for those I treat within a diverse population. I utilize an array of treatment modalities that may be applied to your specific needs. My services are Client Centered, with a focus on developing specific treatment goals and objectives. Care is always personalized and culturally sensitive. Treatment modalities offered include Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Cognitive Processing Therapy, Interpersonal Therapy, Communications Therapy, Mindfulness, and DBT.
Thank you for stopping to read my Introductory Information. I am a Marriage and Family Therapist with more than a decade of experience, who believes in providing Integrative Care for those I treat within a diverse population. I utilize an array of treatment modalities that may be applied to your specific needs. My services are Client Centered, with a focus on developing specific treatment goals and objectives. Care is always personalized and culturally sensitive. Treatment modalities offered include Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Cognitive Processing Therapy, Interpersonal Therapy, Communications Therapy, Mindfulness, and DBT.
(925) 319-6864 View (925) 319-6864
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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.