Substance Use Therapists in Playa Del Rey, CA

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Delena Zimmerman
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Playa Del Rey, CA 90293
I specialize in working with alcoholism and substance use disorders.
As a strengths-based therapist, I am here as a warm and compassionate partner to walk alongside you through some of life's most difficult challenges. I offer a safe, non-judgmental space to explore, process, and cope with past pain, present fears, and future uncertainties. I provide empathy, insight, and a fresh perspective, as we sort through the muck of life together, and you discover your own inner strength and power. You experience healing hope. I'm highly intuitive, coupled with an open heart, and experience working with a range of emotional issues to help guide you toward leading the fulfilling life you desire.
I specialize in working with alcoholism and substance use disorders.
As a strengths-based therapist, I am here as a warm and compassionate partner to walk alongside you through some of life's most difficult challenges. I offer a safe, non-judgmental space to explore, process, and cope with past pain, present fears, and future uncertainties. I provide empathy, insight, and a fresh perspective, as we sort through the muck of life together, and you discover your own inner strength and power. You experience healing hope. I'm highly intuitive, coupled with an open heart, and experience working with a range of emotional issues to help guide you toward leading the fulfilling life you desire.
(213) 223-8027 View (213) 223-8027
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Shannon M. Kalberg
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Playa Del Rey, CA 90293
Everyone experiences challenges from time to time, but when the tough times are starting to outweigh the good times or you keep seeing the same patterns repeat over and over in your life, you may want to consider seeking help. I am here not to give you advice, but to help you learn to listen to and trust yourself deeply and fully so that you can live the kind of life you've always wanted.
Everyone experiences challenges from time to time, but when the tough times are starting to outweigh the good times or you keep seeing the same patterns repeat over and over in your life, you may want to consider seeking help. I am here not to give you advice, but to help you learn to listen to and trust yourself deeply and fully so that you can live the kind of life you've always wanted.
(310) 906-4176 View (310) 906-4176
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Nidia Hernandez
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, MSW, MPA
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Playa Del Rey, CA 90293  (Online Only)
I aim to support individuals dealing with personal and professional barriers impacting their well-being. In my clinical practice, I support issues such as depression, anxiety, anger management, emerging adulthood transitions, intergenerational trauma, past trauma histories, systemic oppression, and burnout. Some issues can impact our ability to reach our potential to live a fulfilling and enriching life. You are not alone, and together we can support your healing journey.
I aim to support individuals dealing with personal and professional barriers impacting their well-being. In my clinical practice, I support issues such as depression, anxiety, anger management, emerging adulthood transitions, intergenerational trauma, past trauma histories, systemic oppression, and burnout. Some issues can impact our ability to reach our potential to live a fulfilling and enriching life. You are not alone, and together we can support your healing journey.
(310) 928-2719 View (310) 928-2719
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Dr. Malika Stewart-Bey
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, DMFT
Verified Verified
Playa Del Rey, CA 90293  (Online Only)
You are welcome to positively change your life. Dr. Malika is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist working with clients in the entire state of California. Dr. Malika offers a safe space of unconditional positive regard for you to totally be yourself, as you explore your thoughts and feelings. Dr. Malika has worked in the areas of child development, parenting, addiction treatment, couples therapy, premarital counseling, non-monogamous/Polyamory, LGBTQIA, foster-care/transitional aged youth issues, homelessness, issues pertaining to systemic racism, as well as joined alongside clients overcoming anxious and depressive symptoms.
You are welcome to positively change your life. Dr. Malika is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist working with clients in the entire state of California. Dr. Malika offers a safe space of unconditional positive regard for you to totally be yourself, as you explore your thoughts and feelings. Dr. Malika has worked in the areas of child development, parenting, addiction treatment, couples therapy, premarital counseling, non-monogamous/Polyamory, LGBTQIA, foster-care/transitional aged youth issues, homelessness, issues pertaining to systemic racism, as well as joined alongside clients overcoming anxious and depressive symptoms.
(424) 233-1178 View (424) 233-1178
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Ann O'Brien
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, MSc
Verified Verified
Playa Del Rey, CA 90293
My clients are lovely people going through difficult things. Whether you are going through a break-up, loss, life transition or adjusting to the post-pandemic world, it can be a struggle to find your footing on your own. I have found that, in order to move forward with an empowered and clear mind, it is helpful to integrate the recent past into an evolving narrative that feels right for you. I offer a kind, nonjudgmental space where you can feel heard and find tools to quiet the noise, develop new perspectives and connect to your unique voice and path to self-fulfillment.
My clients are lovely people going through difficult things. Whether you are going through a break-up, loss, life transition or adjusting to the post-pandemic world, it can be a struggle to find your footing on your own. I have found that, in order to move forward with an empowered and clear mind, it is helpful to integrate the recent past into an evolving narrative that feels right for you. I offer a kind, nonjudgmental space where you can feel heard and find tools to quiet the noise, develop new perspectives and connect to your unique voice and path to self-fulfillment.
(424) 372-1560 View (424) 372-1560
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Jessica Gallo
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Playa Del Rey, CA 90293  (Online Only)
Together, we can make sense of the messiness of life. My treatment approach is strengths-based, authentic, holistic, collaborative & highly customized to each client. In sessions, you can expect to be equipped with practical tools, observations, insights and nurturing containment. You can expect an honest, connected relationship where both laughter and tears are welcomed. Our work will allow you to build on your innate resiliency. Connecting with a professional therapist can shed light on what may need to shift in order to heal and align with the healthiest version of you.
Together, we can make sense of the messiness of life. My treatment approach is strengths-based, authentic, holistic, collaborative & highly customized to each client. In sessions, you can expect to be equipped with practical tools, observations, insights and nurturing containment. You can expect an honest, connected relationship where both laughter and tears are welcomed. Our work will allow you to build on your innate resiliency. Connecting with a professional therapist can shed light on what may need to shift in order to heal and align with the healthiest version of you.
(424) 372-0962 View (424) 372-0962
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Leanne Whitney
PhD, RYT
Verified Verified
Playa Del Rey, CA 90293
Welcome. These are psychologically, emotionally, and physically complex times in which we are living. We have been thrust into a radically new era at lightning speed. I seek to meet you where you are and assist you in resolving any pain and confusion which blocks your sense of peace, strength and authenticity. Together we will find tools to relieve constraining beliefs, anxiety and/or confusion and we will find a place of equilibrium from which you can engage your inner and outer world in new and more effective ways. You can then make the changes you need to make in order to experience more peace of mind and fulfillment.
Welcome. These are psychologically, emotionally, and physically complex times in which we are living. We have been thrust into a radically new era at lightning speed. I seek to meet you where you are and assist you in resolving any pain and confusion which blocks your sense of peace, strength and authenticity. Together we will find tools to relieve constraining beliefs, anxiety and/or confusion and we will find a place of equilibrium from which you can engage your inner and outer world in new and more effective ways. You can then make the changes you need to make in order to experience more peace of mind and fulfillment.
(310) 651-7495 View (310) 651-7495
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Gayla Terzian
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Playa Del Rey, CA 90291
Deciding to seek therapy takes courage and is not always an easy thing to do, but sometimes we all need a little help and objective guidance with what life is handing us. Whether it's depression, anxiety, relationship issues, a life transition, coping skills, addiction, grief and loss, personal exploration or something else, I possess a wide range of professional and personal experience. If you think you may be ready to address what's bothering you more directly, with some professional and compassionate assistance, please contact me for a free 30-minute phone consultation to see if we're a good fit.
Deciding to seek therapy takes courage and is not always an easy thing to do, but sometimes we all need a little help and objective guidance with what life is handing us. Whether it's depression, anxiety, relationship issues, a life transition, coping skills, addiction, grief and loss, personal exploration or something else, I possess a wide range of professional and personal experience. If you think you may be ready to address what's bothering you more directly, with some professional and compassionate assistance, please contact me for a free 30-minute phone consultation to see if we're a good fit.
(424) 384-1764 View (424) 384-1764
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Mycah McNamara
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MA, AMFT
Verified Verified
Playa Del Rey, CA 90293
It can be challenging to ask for help, whether it is for yourself or someone you know. I am here to help make it easier. I work with kids, teens, and their families that are struggling to connect or understand one another amongst a wide range of other struggles. Some include depression, anxiety, trauma, impulsivity, anger, and defiance. My clients needs range from those struggling to clearly communicate to finding coping skills that work for their depression, suicide ideation, self-harm, anxiety, anger, and other intense emotions.
It can be challenging to ask for help, whether it is for yourself or someone you know. I am here to help make it easier. I work with kids, teens, and their families that are struggling to connect or understand one another amongst a wide range of other struggles. Some include depression, anxiety, trauma, impulsivity, anger, and defiance. My clients needs range from those struggling to clearly communicate to finding coping skills that work for their depression, suicide ideation, self-harm, anxiety, anger, and other intense emotions.
(424) 999-7050 View (424) 999-7050
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Natasha Mehta
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Playa Del Rey, CA 90291
I am a licensed clinical psychologist with nearly a decade of experience in the treatment of trauma, anxiety, and depression. My approach to therapy is to provide a safe, non-judgmental space for you to explore and understand your struggles and to help you obtain the tools to be more effective in achieving the life you want. In addition to private practice, I have worked as the Team Lead on the women’s unit of a mental health residential rehabilitation treatment program and currently work in a medical center’s outpatient mental health clinic, where I provide psychotherapy and supervise trainees.
I am a licensed clinical psychologist with nearly a decade of experience in the treatment of trauma, anxiety, and depression. My approach to therapy is to provide a safe, non-judgmental space for you to explore and understand your struggles and to help you obtain the tools to be more effective in achieving the life you want. In addition to private practice, I have worked as the Team Lead on the women’s unit of a mental health residential rehabilitation treatment program and currently work in a medical center’s outpatient mental health clinic, where I provide psychotherapy and supervise trainees.
(424) 232-0695 View (424) 232-0695
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Alexa Aversano
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Playa Del Rey, CA 90293
In my work with adolescents, adults, families, and couples utilizing an integrative approach to therapy, drawing from a variety of therapeutic modalities to best support the unique needs of each client. I offer LGBTQ+-aligned and culturally compassionate therapy. It is essential that each individual feels validated and respected throughout their therapeutic journey. I strive to provide a welcoming and safe space for anyone wanting to improve their emotional health and personal well-being.
In my work with adolescents, adults, families, and couples utilizing an integrative approach to therapy, drawing from a variety of therapeutic modalities to best support the unique needs of each client. I offer LGBTQ+-aligned and culturally compassionate therapy. It is essential that each individual feels validated and respected throughout their therapeutic journey. I strive to provide a welcoming and safe space for anyone wanting to improve their emotional health and personal well-being.
(747) 204-3322 View (747) 204-3322
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Ericka Logan Moreno
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Playa Del Rey, CA 90291  (Online Only)
I believe that there is no “one-size-fits-all” therapy approach and that therapy should be just as unique as the clients themselves. Although I often utilize Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Existential therapy, and Mindfulness-based therapy within my practice – I'm more interested in getting to know my clients for who they are, exploring what therapy approaches may work for their individual needs, and providing culturally competent collaborative therapy. When working together, we will set therapeutic goals, work towards decreasing unwanted symptoms, and challenge you to explore your true sense of self.
I believe that there is no “one-size-fits-all” therapy approach and that therapy should be just as unique as the clients themselves. Although I often utilize Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Existential therapy, and Mindfulness-based therapy within my practice – I'm more interested in getting to know my clients for who they are, exploring what therapy approaches may work for their individual needs, and providing culturally competent collaborative therapy. When working together, we will set therapeutic goals, work towards decreasing unwanted symptoms, and challenge you to explore your true sense of self.
(424) 484-6853 View (424) 484-6853

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Erika Chawla
Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor, LPCC, LCPC
Verified Verified
Culver City, CA 90066
Hello. Struggling with symptoms of anxiety and/or depression? Maybe substance use or other problematic behaviors? Perhaps you are going through a life transition or questioning an important relationship. Maybe you can't quite identify what is wrong but you would like to talk to a well-practiced professional. I'm glad you are here.
Hello. Struggling with symptoms of anxiety and/or depression? Maybe substance use or other problematic behaviors? Perhaps you are going through a life transition or questioning an important relationship. Maybe you can't quite identify what is wrong but you would like to talk to a well-practiced professional. I'm glad you are here.
(331) 258-5608 View (331) 258-5608
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Amanda Ehrman
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MA, AMFT , CCHt
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Venice, CA 90291
The decision to begin therapy often arises when you recognize the need or desire for a change. If you're feeling stuck, out of control, or unsure of next steps, it could be a sign that it's time for a shift. I specialize in supporting adults and adolescents experiencing anxiety, depression, low self-esteem, substance use, and trauma, through a holistic approach that is motivational, supportive, and empowering. Together, we can create a safe, shame-free space to explore and understand your feelings, the underlying causes of your struggles, examine challenging relationship patterns, enhance self-awareness, and foster self-compassion.
The decision to begin therapy often arises when you recognize the need or desire for a change. If you're feeling stuck, out of control, or unsure of next steps, it could be a sign that it's time for a shift. I specialize in supporting adults and adolescents experiencing anxiety, depression, low self-esteem, substance use, and trauma, through a holistic approach that is motivational, supportive, and empowering. Together, we can create a safe, shame-free space to explore and understand your feelings, the underlying causes of your struggles, examine challenging relationship patterns, enhance self-awareness, and foster self-compassion.
(424) 622-4987 View (424) 622-4987
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C. D. Taylor
Marriage & Family Therapist, PhD, MFT
Verified Verified
Los Angeles, CA 90066
My approach is to meet each person where they are emotionally, to assess their vulnerabilities, and their assets, and to engage those assets in the pursuit of the solutions they seek. I am a licensed MFT and also hold a PhD in Clinical Psychology. I have supported the growth of many people over the last 20 years, including those challenged by substance use and related diagnoses, as well as supporting their families, and others faced by anxiety, depression, life transitions, relationship challenges, and struggles to find meaning in life.
My approach is to meet each person where they are emotionally, to assess their vulnerabilities, and their assets, and to engage those assets in the pursuit of the solutions they seek. I am a licensed MFT and also hold a PhD in Clinical Psychology. I have supported the growth of many people over the last 20 years, including those challenged by substance use and related diagnoses, as well as supporting their families, and others faced by anxiety, depression, life transitions, relationship challenges, and struggles to find meaning in life.
(310) 807-2838 View (310) 807-2838
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Jennifer Bieler
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Los Angeles, CA 90066
Hi, I'm currently accepting new clients. Glad you're here & please know you are not alone. Therapy is great place for any person, no matter how small or big of an issue you are going through. I see therapy like going to the gym but for your mind & soul. I specialize in working with trauma & addictions along with relationships, substance use, identity, eating disorders, mood disorders, BPD, ADHD, & ASD. As a queer therapist, I work closely with my LGBQ+ community and trans & gender diverse people. My goal is to be here for you in the way you need, support you, and help you reach your goals .
Hi, I'm currently accepting new clients. Glad you're here & please know you are not alone. Therapy is great place for any person, no matter how small or big of an issue you are going through. I see therapy like going to the gym but for your mind & soul. I specialize in working with trauma & addictions along with relationships, substance use, identity, eating disorders, mood disorders, BPD, ADHD, & ASD. As a queer therapist, I work closely with my LGBQ+ community and trans & gender diverse people. My goal is to be here for you in the way you need, support you, and help you reach your goals .
(925) 452-4882 View (925) 452-4882
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Danielle Birrittella
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, MA, MFA
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
Venice, CA 90291
I also have extensive experience working with those with substance use disorder, dual diagnosis, infertility, and leading groups.
My role as a psychotherapist is to accompany people on their courageous journeys of healing, discovery, and self-expression. I enjoy working with individuals who are curious and inspired to take their inner work seriously. I believe that the narratives we tell about ourselves hold tremendous power and that, through our work together, we can become more conscious of how these stories shape our lives in order to find opportunities for new understanding and meaning making. As a depth psychotherapist, I have reverence for the wisdom of psyche, the unconscious, to help guide us to explore parts of ourselves in order to become more whole.
I also have extensive experience working with those with substance use disorder, dual diagnosis, infertility, and leading groups.
My role as a psychotherapist is to accompany people on their courageous journeys of healing, discovery, and self-expression. I enjoy working with individuals who are curious and inspired to take their inner work seriously. I believe that the narratives we tell about ourselves hold tremendous power and that, through our work together, we can become more conscious of how these stories shape our lives in order to find opportunities for new understanding and meaning making. As a depth psychotherapist, I have reverence for the wisdom of psyche, the unconscious, to help guide us to explore parts of ourselves in order to become more whole.
(424) 233-1239 View (424) 233-1239
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Haley Winer
Pre-Licensed Professional, ACSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Venice, CA 90291
I specialize in trauma, navigating transitions, and substance use.
I believe therapy is a path toward meaning, belonging, and healing, guiding us away from the confusion, disconnection, and isolation that often come with life. My approach to therapy is relational, collaborative, and trauma-informed. I practice with consistent warmth and empathy, striving to create a space where we can explore the layers of your world together, leading to deeper understanding and expression of the various parts of yourself. I aim to empower you by reflecting back your innate wisdom, helping you unearth your intuitive ability to navigate the world.
I specialize in trauma, navigating transitions, and substance use.
I believe therapy is a path toward meaning, belonging, and healing, guiding us away from the confusion, disconnection, and isolation that often come with life. My approach to therapy is relational, collaborative, and trauma-informed. I practice with consistent warmth and empathy, striving to create a space where we can explore the layers of your world together, leading to deeper understanding and expression of the various parts of yourself. I aim to empower you by reflecting back your innate wisdom, helping you unearth your intuitive ability to navigate the world.
(323) 629-8062 View (323) 629-8062
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Rima Danielle Jomaa
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, MFT
Verified Verified
9 Endorsed
Venice, CA 90291  (Online Only)
I create a confidential space for you to safely explore your mental health concerns & gain practical tools to apply to your daily life. I offer short- & long-term therapy. I collaborate with you to understand your needs & goals. Then I create a treatment plan that is unique for you, based on what you need. I teach tools that have been proven to work in the past for my clients or for me. My clients tend to struggle with anxiety, depression, self-comparison, body image/EDs, trauma, abuse, substance use/addiction, relationship issues, spirituality questions, lack of self-esteem/confidence, stress, setting boundaries, & communication.
I create a confidential space for you to safely explore your mental health concerns & gain practical tools to apply to your daily life. I offer short- & long-term therapy. I collaborate with you to understand your needs & goals. Then I create a treatment plan that is unique for you, based on what you need. I teach tools that have been proven to work in the past for my clients or for me. My clients tend to struggle with anxiety, depression, self-comparison, body image/EDs, trauma, abuse, substance use/addiction, relationship issues, spirituality questions, lack of self-esteem/confidence, stress, setting boundaries, & communication.
(442) 255-7027 View (442) 255-7027
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Kelly Albrecht
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, ASW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Los Angeles, CA 90066
With expertise in substance use disorder, ADHD, bipolar and personality disorders, my holistic approach to therapy prioritizes safety and healing, with trauma-informed care.
Are you struggling to process depression, anxiety, relationship/family issues, and trauma? These emotional ruptures can cause major disruptions in our lives. The work to process these types of life events is multifaceted, and I can help you identify your feelings and potential relational patterns, build tolerance and acceptance around challenging ones, and set meaningful goals. In order to do so, I utilize various therapeutic approaches consisting of ACT, CBT, and Problem-Solving Therapy, and somatic interventions.
With expertise in substance use disorder, ADHD, bipolar and personality disorders, my holistic approach to therapy prioritizes safety and healing, with trauma-informed care.
Are you struggling to process depression, anxiety, relationship/family issues, and trauma? These emotional ruptures can cause major disruptions in our lives. The work to process these types of life events is multifaceted, and I can help you identify your feelings and potential relational patterns, build tolerance and acceptance around challenging ones, and set meaningful goals. In order to do so, I utilize various therapeutic approaches consisting of ACT, CBT, and Problem-Solving Therapy, and somatic interventions.
(424) 688-3262 View (424) 688-3262

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Substance Use Therapists

How do substance and drug recovery or rehabilitation programs work?

In inpatient programs, individuals live in a facility with other clients in recovery; in outpatient programs, individuals reside at home. These facilities are staffed with healthcare professionals including physicians, nurses, psychologists, counselors, and psychotherapists. Staff often also includes people who have recovered themselves, serving as mentors and guides. These programs may use abstinence, harm reduction, detoxification, psychotherapy, and other methods.

How do 12-step programs combined with psychotherapy work?

Members of 12-step programs help each other reach abstinence and work to maintain it. These programs promote complete change in the individual’s emotional, mental, physical, and even spiritual perspectives. Some programs require that new members attend 90 meetings in 90 days. Many people do attend these programs in conjunction with their work in psychotherapy; the combination of therapy along with 12-step can be extremely effective.

How does harm reduction combined with psychotherapy work?

According to the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, harm reduction prevents death, injury, disease, overdose, and substance misuse. People who choose harm reduction for substance use reduce the amount of drugs they consume. It is not abstinence-based like a 12-step program, but combining harm reduction with psychotherapy proves to be effective for many people.

Are there specific medications for substance and drug use?

There are medications approved to treat substance use disorder—such as buprenorphine, methadone, naltrexone, and acamprosate. These medications do help people cope with substance use as well as avoid the problem of relapse. Naltrexone can help reduce cravings, methadone is an opioid medication used to treat severe pain, and acamprosate may help ease symptoms like poor sleep and anxious feelings.