Addiction Therapists in Richmond, CA

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Krystal Fortner
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Richmond, CA 94804
Working through trauma and addiction is hard.
Embarking on a journey of healing requires courage, and I commend you for taking the first step. Your presence here is a testament to your readiness for change. Together, we will create a tailored roadmap to guide you towards reclaiming your life, rebuilding relationships, and fostering a profound connection with yourself. Welcome. I’m glad you’re here.
Working through trauma and addiction is hard.
Embarking on a journey of healing requires courage, and I commend you for taking the first step. Your presence here is a testament to your readiness for change. Together, we will create a tailored roadmap to guide you towards reclaiming your life, rebuilding relationships, and fostering a profound connection with yourself. Welcome. I’m glad you’re here.
(510) 983-8338 View (510) 983-8338
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Recovery Without Walls
MD
Verified Verified
Richmond, CA 94803
The Recovery Without Walls approach transcends the current treatment model for addiction and chronic pain. We integrate pharmacological expertise, personalized care, and tireless patient advocacy to promote healing that extends through all aspects of your life.
The Recovery Without Walls approach transcends the current treatment model for addiction and chronic pain. We integrate pharmacological expertise, personalized care, and tireless patient advocacy to promote healing that extends through all aspects of your life.
(628) 200-3655 View (628) 200-3655
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Nancy C Arvold
Marriage & Family Therapist, PhD, MFT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Richmond, CA 94801
My specialties include issues of trauma, family of origin issues, addiction, personal problems, career and education and addiction.
I work particularly well with both men and women with emotional and life issues, childhood trauma, and gay and straight couples with communication and other difficulties. I help individuals with serious mental illness make positive changes in their lives,and work with their families. I work with addictions and the intersection with emotional issues, particularly using 12-step programs.
My specialties include issues of trauma, family of origin issues, addiction, personal problems, career and education and addiction.
I work particularly well with both men and women with emotional and life issues, childhood trauma, and gay and straight couples with communication and other difficulties. I help individuals with serious mental illness make positive changes in their lives,and work with their families. I work with addictions and the intersection with emotional issues, particularly using 12-step programs.
(510) 694-1007 View (510) 694-1007
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Aaron Rohrer
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
6 Endorsed
Richmond, CA 94804  (Online Only)
Tired of therapists making assumptions about you? Judging you for your substance use or other life choices? You are in the right place! These sessions are for you - and need to cater to your unique circumstances, history, and the journey you have taken thus far. I specialize in supporting people who are seeking to address their relationship with substances, progressing with personal or professional goals, improving relationships with their family or friends, managing life transitions, and recovering from depression, anxiety, or burn out.
Tired of therapists making assumptions about you? Judging you for your substance use or other life choices? You are in the right place! These sessions are for you - and need to cater to your unique circumstances, history, and the journey you have taken thus far. I specialize in supporting people who are seeking to address their relationship with substances, progressing with personal or professional goals, improving relationships with their family or friends, managing life transitions, and recovering from depression, anxiety, or burn out.
(510) 369-2678 View (510) 369-2678
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Sara Rodenburg
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Richmond, CA 94801  (Online Only)
Hello! I'm so glad you are here. As your therapist, I offer compassionate ear, gentle guidance, tools and skills you can use to help enhance your life, strengthen your inner power, brighten your light and live the life you have always envisioned. Whether you are grieving, struggling with addiction or substance use, feeling depressed, anxious, having a hard time coping with life's challenges, or going through changes, big or small, in your life, I can help. My clients tell me they feel heard and supported. I will walk with you through whatever you are going through, and help you forward with your journey.
Hello! I'm so glad you are here. As your therapist, I offer compassionate ear, gentle guidance, tools and skills you can use to help enhance your life, strengthen your inner power, brighten your light and live the life you have always envisioned. Whether you are grieving, struggling with addiction or substance use, feeling depressed, anxious, having a hard time coping with life's challenges, or going through changes, big or small, in your life, I can help. My clients tell me they feel heard and supported. I will walk with you through whatever you are going through, and help you forward with your journey.
(510) 272-7483 View (510) 272-7483
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Vanessa Evans Vovk
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Richmond, CA 94801
I have experience working at a more macro-level, amongst the homeless, severely mentally ill, and substance use population in relation to the greater community.
Hi, I'm Vanessa! My name is Vanessa Evans Vovk, and I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) located in Modesto, CA; however, I work with clients throughout California via telehealth. I work with clients in varying phases of life, from childhood through adulthood. Some of my areas of focus include anxiety, stress, depression, relationships, adoption, foster care, and life transition, using Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Client-Centered Therapy, with a strengths-based approach, in order to elicit progress and positive feelings within my client's life.
I have experience working at a more macro-level, amongst the homeless, severely mentally ill, and substance use population in relation to the greater community.
Hi, I'm Vanessa! My name is Vanessa Evans Vovk, and I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) located in Modesto, CA; however, I work with clients throughout California via telehealth. I work with clients in varying phases of life, from childhood through adulthood. Some of my areas of focus include anxiety, stress, depression, relationships, adoption, foster care, and life transition, using Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Client-Centered Therapy, with a strengths-based approach, in order to elicit progress and positive feelings within my client's life.
(619) 413-6973 View (619) 413-6973
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Zvi Bellin
Counselor, PhD, LPCC
Verified Verified
6 Endorsed
Richmond, CA 94801  (Online Only)
I specialize in meaning struggles, life and family transitions, addiction recovery, grief, LGBTQ issues, couples work, and processing trauma.
Struggle in your life, relationships, and family can provide surprising opportunities to cultivate resilience, connection, and meaning. Working with me is a collaborative process. I work with individuals, couples, and families to develop a framework that fosters nourishing joy and holistic health. I welcome clients who experience social/racial marginalization. If you struggle with communication, satisfaction, depression, meaning, or difficulty in life transitions, you will find resonance with my mindfulness-based and narrative approach. I work best with clients who seek to ease suffering and aim for transformation.
I specialize in meaning struggles, life and family transitions, addiction recovery, grief, LGBTQ issues, couples work, and processing trauma.
Struggle in your life, relationships, and family can provide surprising opportunities to cultivate resilience, connection, and meaning. Working with me is a collaborative process. I work with individuals, couples, and families to develop a framework that fosters nourishing joy and holistic health. I welcome clients who experience social/racial marginalization. If you struggle with communication, satisfaction, depression, meaning, or difficulty in life transitions, you will find resonance with my mindfulness-based and narrative approach. I work best with clients who seek to ease suffering and aim for transformation.
(510) 924-0291 View (510) 924-0291
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Sanya Litch
Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor , LPCC
Verified Verified
Richmond, CA 94806
Many years of non-profit employment have afforded me the opportunity to work with a vast array of clients who struggle with managing symptoms of depression, symptoms of anxiety, substance abuse, chronic mental illness, trauma, family issues, grief and loss, LGBTQ+ issues, and socio-cultural issues.
Hi. My name is Sanya Litch and I am a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor. Everyone’s needs are unique. I tailor my approach accordingly to assist you in acquiring awareness, making choices, and initiating those choices to overcome challenges. Some challenges that I focus on are depression, anxiety, trauma, life transitions, and socio-cultural issues.
Many years of non-profit employment have afforded me the opportunity to work with a vast array of clients who struggle with managing symptoms of depression, symptoms of anxiety, substance abuse, chronic mental illness, trauma, family issues, grief and loss, LGBTQ+ issues, and socio-cultural issues.
Hi. My name is Sanya Litch and I am a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor. Everyone’s needs are unique. I tailor my approach accordingly to assist you in acquiring awareness, making choices, and initiating those choices to overcome challenges. Some challenges that I focus on are depression, anxiety, trauma, life transitions, and socio-cultural issues.
(562) 280-2167 View (562) 280-2167
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La Shawn Miggins
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Richmond, CA 94801  (Online Only)
Therapy services can be challenging when you feel misunderstood culturally or struggle with developing a trustworthy therapeutic alliance. I’m experienced in working with diverse populations and providing treatment for Chronic Depression, Adjustment Disorder, Personality Disorders, Anxiety and Mood Disorders. I’m a licensed Psychotherapist with over 10 years’ experience working with adults, couples, families and children (specifically highlighting teens). I specialize in providing services for family conflict, substance abuse issues, childhood neglect, PTSD, relationship trauma, identity exploration, and emotional dysregulation.
Therapy services can be challenging when you feel misunderstood culturally or struggle with developing a trustworthy therapeutic alliance. I’m experienced in working with diverse populations and providing treatment for Chronic Depression, Adjustment Disorder, Personality Disorders, Anxiety and Mood Disorders. I’m a licensed Psychotherapist with over 10 years’ experience working with adults, couples, families and children (specifically highlighting teens). I specialize in providing services for family conflict, substance abuse issues, childhood neglect, PTSD, relationship trauma, identity exploration, and emotional dysregulation.
(707) 940-8208 View (707) 940-8208
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Shawn Sinclair
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Richmond, CA 94804
Dedicating much of my clinical work to helping adolescents, young adults, adults, and families, I have experience providing individual therapy for all ages and groups, including pre-marital work. I assist clients coping with stress, anxiety, depression, abuse, trauma, marital and relationship issues, loss, eating disorders, oppositional behavior, life-skills work, adoptions/foster care, parenting issues, sexual identification struggles, and any life changes. I am passionate about helping my clients turn difficult experiences into opportunities for growth. I understand that stressful situations can be overwhelming.
Dedicating much of my clinical work to helping adolescents, young adults, adults, and families, I have experience providing individual therapy for all ages and groups, including pre-marital work. I assist clients coping with stress, anxiety, depression, abuse, trauma, marital and relationship issues, loss, eating disorders, oppositional behavior, life-skills work, adoptions/foster care, parenting issues, sexual identification struggles, and any life changes. I am passionate about helping my clients turn difficult experiences into opportunities for growth. I understand that stressful situations can be overwhelming.
(510) 621-6641 View (510) 621-6641
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Christina Covarrubias
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Richmond, CA 94804
After nine years of personal and professional experience I have gained experience that has assisted me in treat people from different backgrounds, challenges, and diagnosis.
After nine years of personal and professional experience I have gained experience that has assisted me in treat people from different backgrounds, challenges, and diagnosis.
(323) 487-7414 View (323) 487-7414
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Esmeralda Huizar
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Richmond, CA 94806
Hi there, I'm Esmeralda! I've been practicing for the last three years. I graduated from California State University San Bernardino with a Master's in Social Work. Lately, I've frequently been working with dual-diagnosis clients and enjoying the work. My approach is client-centered and solution-focused. Motivational Interviewing is helpful when starting a therapeutic relationship to ensure the client's motive to seek treatment is understood.
Hi there, I'm Esmeralda! I've been practicing for the last three years. I graduated from California State University San Bernardino with a Master's in Social Work. Lately, I've frequently been working with dual-diagnosis clients and enjoying the work. My approach is client-centered and solution-focused. Motivational Interviewing is helpful when starting a therapeutic relationship to ensure the client's motive to seek treatment is understood.
(858) 533-2513 View (858) 533-2513
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Lise Serrie Stern
Marriage & Family Therapist, MFT
Verified Verified
Richmond, CA 94805  (Online Only)
Whatever it is that brought your here, whether it is a personal crisis, long term wounds of trauma, or the disappointment of a life not fully lived. You are not alone. These are the very human concerns that we all share. Along with a desire to heal into greater fullness, authenticity, creativity and more meaningful connection with ourselves and others. I believe that we all know what want most deeply - and even, how to get there. But we are blocked by limiting beliefs about ourselves, often from the past.
Whatever it is that brought your here, whether it is a personal crisis, long term wounds of trauma, or the disappointment of a life not fully lived. You are not alone. These are the very human concerns that we all share. Along with a desire to heal into greater fullness, authenticity, creativity and more meaningful connection with ourselves and others. I believe that we all know what want most deeply - and even, how to get there. But we are blocked by limiting beliefs about ourselves, often from the past.
(510) 880-1668 View (510) 880-1668
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Leah Platoni
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Richmond, CA 94804
Not accepting new clients
I am glad you found your way here! From our first contact, I focus on creating safety and trust in a therapeutic relationship. We need non-judgmental space to build insight into ourselves- our habits and patterns- and make desirable changes. The goals are honorable- to improve our relationships (with ourselves and with others) and to flourish more in our lives, finding more fulfillment on our journeys. I will be there, with compassion and curiosity, helping uncover how deeper memories, beliefs, and feelings shape your current relationship dynamics, way of moving through life, and perceptions of the world.
I am glad you found your way here! From our first contact, I focus on creating safety and trust in a therapeutic relationship. We need non-judgmental space to build insight into ourselves- our habits and patterns- and make desirable changes. The goals are honorable- to improve our relationships (with ourselves and with others) and to flourish more in our lives, finding more fulfillment on our journeys. I will be there, with compassion and curiosity, helping uncover how deeper memories, beliefs, and feelings shape your current relationship dynamics, way of moving through life, and perceptions of the world.
(510) 939-9268 View (510) 939-9268
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Audrey Ramos
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Richmond, CA 94804
My name is Audrey Ramos and I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in the state of California. My approach is Strength Based, but also challenging. I am skilled in Seeking Safety, CBT techniques, Solution Focused and Motivational Interviewing. I enjoy establishing rapport with my clients and building on working, trusting, supportive environment to help my clients heal and grow. I practice reflective listening and help client's process difficult emotions to help them build empathy for themselves to move toward a place of progress, growth and an increase in overall functioning.
My name is Audrey Ramos and I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in the state of California. My approach is Strength Based, but also challenging. I am skilled in Seeking Safety, CBT techniques, Solution Focused and Motivational Interviewing. I enjoy establishing rapport with my clients and building on working, trusting, supportive environment to help my clients heal and grow. I practice reflective listening and help client's process difficult emotions to help them build empathy for themselves to move toward a place of progress, growth and an increase in overall functioning.
(510) 851-8730 View (510) 851-8730
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Saba Omidvar
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Richmond, CA 94805
My name is Saba Omidvar and I offer evidence based, culturally responsive psychotherapy services. I have extensive experience working with clients with diverse cultural and diagnostic needs and my approach is centered on using evidence based strategies to help you meet your goals. I do not believe in a one size fits all approach, and work with each client to create a highly individualized treatment plan to address their concerns.The modalities I most often utilize are cognitive behavioral, dialectical behavioral and mindfulness based approaches. I have been intensively trained in Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) and DBT PE.
My name is Saba Omidvar and I offer evidence based, culturally responsive psychotherapy services. I have extensive experience working with clients with diverse cultural and diagnostic needs and my approach is centered on using evidence based strategies to help you meet your goals. I do not believe in a one size fits all approach, and work with each client to create a highly individualized treatment plan to address their concerns.The modalities I most often utilize are cognitive behavioral, dialectical behavioral and mindfulness based approaches. I have been intensively trained in Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) and DBT PE.
(341) 999-5507 View (341) 999-5507
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Lauren Hoernig
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA
Verified Verified
Richmond, CA 94806
Adults/Teens/Families. Bring your anxiety or depression, issues with identity, life purpose and meaning, your trauma, your grief. I draw on 15+ years of experience as a case manager, special educator, and wilderness first responder.
Adults/Teens/Families. Bring your anxiety or depression, issues with identity, life purpose and meaning, your trauma, your grief. I draw on 15+ years of experience as a case manager, special educator, and wilderness first responder.
(510) 867-3496 View (510) 867-3496
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Arthur Kleinberg
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Richmond, CA 94805
You are stressed. You can cope with a lot but you might also find yourself avoiding, numbing, distracting, or shutting down. You might be facing a crisis of identity. You might be overwhelmed with work or kids, or you might be at a trouble spot in your relationship. You might have faced trauma or abuse, that cloud your everyday behavior. You might be struggling to live your choices free of needless suffering. You might be in the middle of navigating a complicated transition. You need some help to talk through your feelings about these experiences.
You are stressed. You can cope with a lot but you might also find yourself avoiding, numbing, distracting, or shutting down. You might be facing a crisis of identity. You might be overwhelmed with work or kids, or you might be at a trouble spot in your relationship. You might have faced trauma or abuse, that cloud your everyday behavior. You might be struggling to live your choices free of needless suffering. You might be in the middle of navigating a complicated transition. You need some help to talk through your feelings about these experiences.
(510) 876-4230 View (510) 876-4230
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Alice Thompson Slaughter
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Richmond, CA 94804  (Online Only)
I enjoy working with people who are contemplating change, and need support in taking the next best step. Whether it be learning to cope with and manage anxiety, depression, perfectionism, or recovery, I can assist you in making this change manageable and rewarding. And my hope is therapy can be an experience you walk away from with more confidence, direction, and purpose. You are capable of having a fulfilling, meaningful life and together we can explore the many ways you can achieve it.
I enjoy working with people who are contemplating change, and need support in taking the next best step. Whether it be learning to cope with and manage anxiety, depression, perfectionism, or recovery, I can assist you in making this change manageable and rewarding. And my hope is therapy can be an experience you walk away from with more confidence, direction, and purpose. You are capable of having a fulfilling, meaningful life and together we can explore the many ways you can achieve it.
(510) 390-7574 View (510) 390-7574
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Cindy Cothran
Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor, LPCC
Verified Verified
Richmond, CA 94801
My name is Cindy Cothran and I am a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor (LPCC 13358) based in the Central Coast of California, working with clients statewide via telehealth. I presently work with older adolescents and all ages of adults. I specialize in anxiety, depression, trauma, stress, and GLBTQ-related concerns. I utilize a variety of evidence-based approaches guided by the comfort level of the person I am working with. I find that I am comfortable working with many types of people and every age group. I enjoy working with the LGBTQIA community and I am polyamory and kink-affirming.
My name is Cindy Cothran and I am a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor (LPCC 13358) based in the Central Coast of California, working with clients statewide via telehealth. I presently work with older adolescents and all ages of adults. I specialize in anxiety, depression, trauma, stress, and GLBTQ-related concerns. I utilize a variety of evidence-based approaches guided by the comfort level of the person I am working with. I find that I am comfortable working with many types of people and every age group. I enjoy working with the LGBTQIA community and I am polyamory and kink-affirming.
(805) 307-8913 View (805) 307-8913
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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.