Addiction Therapists in Sacramento, CA

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Shelly Kunker
Marriage & Family Therapist, PsyD, MFT
Verified Verified
Sacramento, CA 95864
I have experience treating anger management and addiction to substances including drugs and alcohol, and behaviors such as gambling.
Please note - I do not accept insurance. I specialize in working with children, teenagers, and adults who have experienced trauma or grief. Trauma can include a variety of things including physical, emotional, sexual or any other type of abuse, such as being raped or attacked; witnessing or experiencing something terrible such as a car accident or the trauma of combat deployment; the death of a loved one; or many other difficult life experiences. I have also helped numerous members of the LGBTQ community, including those questioning their sexuality and/or gender identity.
I have experience treating anger management and addiction to substances including drugs and alcohol, and behaviors such as gambling.
Please note - I do not accept insurance. I specialize in working with children, teenagers, and adults who have experienced trauma or grief. Trauma can include a variety of things including physical, emotional, sexual or any other type of abuse, such as being raped or attacked; witnessing or experiencing something terrible such as a car accident or the trauma of combat deployment; the death of a loved one; or many other difficult life experiences. I have also helped numerous members of the LGBTQ community, including those questioning their sexuality and/or gender identity.
(916) 545-6795 View (916) 545-6795
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Jeremy D Prillwitz
Drug & Alcohol Counselor, LAADC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Sacramento, CA 95821
For many people, standard 12 step-dominated substance use treatment does not work. People may tell you that your problem is a lack of willingness, or that you are in "denial." But maybe you need someone to listen to you rather than talk at you. The fact that these programs do not work for you does not mean that you are not capable of change. It probably just means that you have not found an approach that addresses your individual needs and values.
For many people, standard 12 step-dominated substance use treatment does not work. People may tell you that your problem is a lack of willingness, or that you are in "denial." But maybe you need someone to listen to you rather than talk at you. The fact that these programs do not work for you does not mean that you are not capable of change. It probably just means that you have not found an approach that addresses your individual needs and values.
(916) 251-1157 View (916) 251-1157
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Lupe Rodriguez
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Sacramento, CA 95811
My twenty years of experience in the field has equipped me with the skills to provide services to a myriad of populations on a wide variety of topics related to substance dependence, emotional issues, and the interdependence of mental and physical well-being.
Are you looking for a positive change and feel like your current path is no longer serving you? Are you numbing your emotions by engaging in uhealthy relationships with people, substances, food, shopping, gambling, screen time, etc? Then, I am grateful that our paths have crossed. Together, we can work towards attainment of greater balance and fulfillment through the healing of your whole self. You will find my approach to be facilitative rather than coercive and see that I aim to reinforce positive change in your life, no matter how small or incremental that change may be.
My twenty years of experience in the field has equipped me with the skills to provide services to a myriad of populations on a wide variety of topics related to substance dependence, emotional issues, and the interdependence of mental and physical well-being.
Are you looking for a positive change and feel like your current path is no longer serving you? Are you numbing your emotions by engaging in uhealthy relationships with people, substances, food, shopping, gambling, screen time, etc? Then, I am grateful that our paths have crossed. Together, we can work towards attainment of greater balance and fulfillment through the healing of your whole self. You will find my approach to be facilitative rather than coercive and see that I aim to reinforce positive change in your life, no matter how small or incremental that change may be.
(916) 764-3868 View (916) 764-3868
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David Fahn
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Sacramento, CA 95864
Is addiction destroying your life or that of a loved one’s? Is your behavior adversely impacting your personal relationships, job performance and self-esteem? Though it may not feel that way, there is hope; there is a way out. And I am here to help you. For the past 15 years, I have been helping individuals and families on their path to mental, physical and spiritual health.
Is addiction destroying your life or that of a loved one’s? Is your behavior adversely impacting your personal relationships, job performance and self-esteem? Though it may not feel that way, there is hope; there is a way out. And I am here to help you. For the past 15 years, I have been helping individuals and families on their path to mental, physical and spiritual health.
(916) 884-6726 View (916) 884-6726
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Michael Anthony Nevans
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
Sacramento, CA 95822  (Online Only)
Mike likes to work with people who are ready to make changes in their life. They do not need to know exactly what that looks like or means yet, they just need to be sick and tired of feeling sick and tired. Mike enjoys working with people who have depression, anxiety, schizophrenia, bipolar, and addiction issues. He also practices couple therapy and likes to offer premarital counseling, empowerment couple's counseling, and helping the healing process post infidelity or other ruptures in the relationship. Mike spent 4 years working with people in an international setting in Tokyo and enjoys providing therapy in a multicultural space.
Mike likes to work with people who are ready to make changes in their life. They do not need to know exactly what that looks like or means yet, they just need to be sick and tired of feeling sick and tired. Mike enjoys working with people who have depression, anxiety, schizophrenia, bipolar, and addiction issues. He also practices couple therapy and likes to offer premarital counseling, empowerment couple's counseling, and helping the healing process post infidelity or other ruptures in the relationship. Mike spent 4 years working with people in an international setting in Tokyo and enjoys providing therapy in a multicultural space.
(925) 477-4985 View (925) 477-4985
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Heather Waddle
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, CCTP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Sacramento, CA 95820  (Online Only)
Welcome! Starting on a healing journey in therapy can be intimidating, but I'm here to make your experience a positive one. Using empathy and going at your pace is my goal. I have experience working with adults with a variety of symptoms. I have a passion working with depression, trauma, anxiety, gender dysphoria, formerly incarcerated, and substance misuse. I am competent in Narrative, CBT, DBT, restorative justice, and trauma focused approaches. I also have experience working with first responders including correctional staff. In addition, I have specialized training working with gender dysphoria and gender affirming assessments.
Welcome! Starting on a healing journey in therapy can be intimidating, but I'm here to make your experience a positive one. Using empathy and going at your pace is my goal. I have experience working with adults with a variety of symptoms. I have a passion working with depression, trauma, anxiety, gender dysphoria, formerly incarcerated, and substance misuse. I am competent in Narrative, CBT, DBT, restorative justice, and trauma focused approaches. I also have experience working with first responders including correctional staff. In addition, I have specialized training working with gender dysphoria and gender affirming assessments.
(916) 623-1980 View (916) 623-1980
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Barbara Field
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, LAADC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Sacramento, CA 95822
My specialties are in the treatment of trauma and addiction. In addition to my formal education, I have extensive training and experience focused on state-of-the-art, proven practices. Using somatic therapies such as The Comprehensive Resource Model, Brainspotting, and EMDR, provides relief from chronic symptoms related to trauma and addiction and relationship issues that have not responded to previous treatment modalities.
My specialties are in the treatment of trauma and addiction. In addition to my formal education, I have extensive training and experience focused on state-of-the-art, proven practices. Using somatic therapies such as The Comprehensive Resource Model, Brainspotting, and EMDR, provides relief from chronic symptoms related to trauma and addiction and relationship issues that have not responded to previous treatment modalities.
(916) 623-4676 View (916) 623-4676
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Adam Sisson
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, AMFT
Verified Verified
Sacramento, CA 95816
Hello and welcome! It takes courage to reach out for help. Congratulate yourself, searching this site is a win! I am a good fit for someone who is working through trauma and the symptoms of trauma: depression, anxiety, detachment from self and others, and addiction. I focus on creating deeper and more meaningful relationships with yourself, your loved ones, and the world around you. I believe we are always on a journey to create a meaningful story for our lives, and I believe our need for healthy and meaningful relationships is core to the human experience.
Hello and welcome! It takes courage to reach out for help. Congratulate yourself, searching this site is a win! I am a good fit for someone who is working through trauma and the symptoms of trauma: depression, anxiety, detachment from self and others, and addiction. I focus on creating deeper and more meaningful relationships with yourself, your loved ones, and the world around you. I believe we are always on a journey to create a meaningful story for our lives, and I believe our need for healthy and meaningful relationships is core to the human experience.
(530) 290-8422 View (530) 290-8422
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Isaac Smith
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MAT, LCSW, NTP
Verified Verified
12 Endorsed
Sacramento, CA 95816
As a specialist with years of experience in the areas of addiction, anxiety, depression and spirituality, I help people get reconnected to who they really are, no longer burdened by the problems they come in with.
On the outside, things look great. You’ve become good at hiding how you really feel and putting on your “I-have-it-altogether” face. Inside, however, you’re feeling lost, out of touch and disconnected from yourself. Maybe your anxiety is causing you to lose sleep, or you find yourself isolating from friends and family because of depression. Maybe you're covering all of this up with drugs, alcohol or other risky behaviors. You’re not entirely sure how you got here but you know something needs to change. You deserve to feel reconnected, balanced, calm and happier. Let me help!
As a specialist with years of experience in the areas of addiction, anxiety, depression and spirituality, I help people get reconnected to who they really are, no longer burdened by the problems they come in with.
On the outside, things look great. You’ve become good at hiding how you really feel and putting on your “I-have-it-altogether” face. Inside, however, you’re feeling lost, out of touch and disconnected from yourself. Maybe your anxiety is causing you to lose sleep, or you find yourself isolating from friends and family because of depression. Maybe you're covering all of this up with drugs, alcohol or other risky behaviors. You’re not entirely sure how you got here but you know something needs to change. You deserve to feel reconnected, balanced, calm and happier. Let me help!
(916) 619-7744 View (916) 619-7744
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Dan Douglas
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Sacramento, CA 95825
Negative habits can hinder personal progress and stand in the way of your aspirations. I possess extensive experience assisting men navigating challenges related to addictions, including but not limited to, addressing unwanted sexual behaviors, alcohol consumption, illicit substance use, fixation on performance, workaholism, co-dependency dynamics, struggles with assertiveness, as well as issues surrounding identity and self-worth. Additionally, I am deeply committed to offering couples a supportive environment where they can mend and cultivate healthier, more fulfilling relationships.
Negative habits can hinder personal progress and stand in the way of your aspirations. I possess extensive experience assisting men navigating challenges related to addictions, including but not limited to, addressing unwanted sexual behaviors, alcohol consumption, illicit substance use, fixation on performance, workaholism, co-dependency dynamics, struggles with assertiveness, as well as issues surrounding identity and self-worth. Additionally, I am deeply committed to offering couples a supportive environment where they can mend and cultivate healthier, more fulfilling relationships.
(916) 439-8373 View (916) 439-8373
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Riverbend Counseling Services
Counselor, MS, LPCC, CSAC, ICAADC
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
Sacramento, CA 95831  (Online Only)
I also have 20+ years experience working in the field of addiction recovery.
As a therapist I am solutions-focused, inquisitive and relate-able, and will utilize a diverse range of theoretical approaches tailored to your individual needs, including: Cognitive Behavioral Therapies (CBT/DBT), Motivational Interviewing (MI), Mindfulness-based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT), Creative & Expressive, and Trauma Informed Therapy including EMDR (Certified Through EMDRIA). By integrating various evidenced based treatment protocols, we will collaborate to get where you want to go. My process is always to ask you, the client, what it is you want, what would that look like, and what is in your way of achieving your goals.
I also have 20+ years experience working in the field of addiction recovery.
As a therapist I am solutions-focused, inquisitive and relate-able, and will utilize a diverse range of theoretical approaches tailored to your individual needs, including: Cognitive Behavioral Therapies (CBT/DBT), Motivational Interviewing (MI), Mindfulness-based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT), Creative & Expressive, and Trauma Informed Therapy including EMDR (Certified Through EMDRIA). By integrating various evidenced based treatment protocols, we will collaborate to get where you want to go. My process is always to ask you, the client, what it is you want, what would that look like, and what is in your way of achieving your goals.
(916) 312-4066 View (916) 312-4066
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Stewart Bloom
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
Sacramento, CA 95816
Hello, I received a Masters degree from the Boston University School of Social Work, postgraduate training in addiction, couples treatment, cognitive behavioral therapy and brief therapy at the Harvard Medical School/Cambridge Hospital; licensed since 1990. Areas of expertise include addiction disorders, dual-diagnosis and couples therapy. I work with adults and youth experiencing anxiety, depression, mood disturbances and trauma; and utilize evidence-based interventions including cognitive-behavioral, dialectical, motivational and trauma-focused care. My goal is to help people attain wellness efficiently, thoroughly and safely.
Hello, I received a Masters degree from the Boston University School of Social Work, postgraduate training in addiction, couples treatment, cognitive behavioral therapy and brief therapy at the Harvard Medical School/Cambridge Hospital; licensed since 1990. Areas of expertise include addiction disorders, dual-diagnosis and couples therapy. I work with adults and youth experiencing anxiety, depression, mood disturbances and trauma; and utilize evidence-based interventions including cognitive-behavioral, dialectical, motivational and trauma-focused care. My goal is to help people attain wellness efficiently, thoroughly and safely.
(916) 545-7594 View (916) 545-7594
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Francine Farrell
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, CADC-II, ICADC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Sacramento, CA 95821
With over 20 years of experience helping individuals, couples and families dealing with substance problems, I have found that recovery is possible.
I love working with individuals and couples to help them achieve a more satisfying life and more intimate relationships. I believe in providing a safe, supportive environment while giving you honest and helpful feedback. Meaningful change begins by trying something new. If you want to make a change in your life or your relationship, I believe you can. Call me personally to discuss your situation.
With over 20 years of experience helping individuals, couples and families dealing with substance problems, I have found that recovery is possible.
I love working with individuals and couples to help them achieve a more satisfying life and more intimate relationships. I believe in providing a safe, supportive environment while giving you honest and helpful feedback. Meaningful change begins by trying something new. If you want to make a change in your life or your relationship, I believe you can. Call me personally to discuss your situation.
(916) 520-6224 View (916) 520-6224
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Ann C Leber
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Sacramento, CA 95821
At Francine Farrell and Associates, we have a depth of knowledge and experience working with substance use disorders and the families affected by it.
I have been a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist for over 25 years. I believe that clients come to counseling not only to gain a better understanding of themselves, but with a desire to learn new skills and tools to apply to their lives. Please call me personally to discuss your needs.
At Francine Farrell and Associates, we have a depth of knowledge and experience working with substance use disorders and the families affected by it.
I have been a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist for over 25 years. I believe that clients come to counseling not only to gain a better understanding of themselves, but with a desire to learn new skills and tools to apply to their lives. Please call me personally to discuss your needs.
(916) 741-5426 View (916) 741-5426
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Jill Sheetz
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Sacramento, CA 95826  (Online Only)
I am a Marriage and Family Therapist licensed to practice in California. My areas of expertise include substance abuse, managing mood disorders, life stage transitions and grief and loss.
I am a Marriage and Family Therapist licensed to practice in California. My areas of expertise include substance abuse, managing mood disorders, life stage transitions and grief and loss.
(279) 400-1721 View (279) 400-1721
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Gwen Chinn
Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Sacramento, CA 95814  (Online Only)
As a psychotherapist, I’ve worked with various populations and people facing different challenges, including depression, anxiety, trauma, substance use, suicidal ideation and self-harm.
Whether you’re struggling with a crisis, life transition, feeling overwhelmed, or finding yourself stuck in unproductive patterns, there is no need to navigate this on your own. Therapy is about exploring the self in a way that allows you to grow through self-discovery. I focus on meeting clients where they are and seeing the world from their perspective, and go together from there.
As a psychotherapist, I’ve worked with various populations and people facing different challenges, including depression, anxiety, trauma, substance use, suicidal ideation and self-harm.
Whether you’re struggling with a crisis, life transition, feeling overwhelmed, or finding yourself stuck in unproductive patterns, there is no need to navigate this on your own. Therapy is about exploring the self in a way that allows you to grow through self-discovery. I focus on meeting clients where they are and seeing the world from their perspective, and go together from there.
(916) 312-1818 View (916) 312-1818
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Holly Webb
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Sacramento, CA 95811
If you are looking for relief from life’s difficulties, you’re in the right place. You don’t have to face life’s personal struggles and stressful situations alone. If you are suffering from anxiety, depression, trauma, addiction, relationship difficulties or other sensitive life transitions, therapy may be an effective solution. A compassionate therapist can offer you support and help you find your way through current life challenges. You’ve already begun a step towards relief and change simply by considering counseling. My goal is to be an understanding and trustworthy partner in the process of creating positive life changes.
If you are looking for relief from life’s difficulties, you’re in the right place. You don’t have to face life’s personal struggles and stressful situations alone. If you are suffering from anxiety, depression, trauma, addiction, relationship difficulties or other sensitive life transitions, therapy may be an effective solution. A compassionate therapist can offer you support and help you find your way through current life challenges. You’ve already begun a step towards relief and change simply by considering counseling. My goal is to be an understanding and trustworthy partner in the process of creating positive life changes.
(916) 512-8433 View (916) 512-8433
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Krista Kleeman
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
Sacramento, CA 95864
We want to be seen. We want to be heard. And most importantly we want to be loved and accepted. This is universal. However sometimes we lose our way; experience failure, depression, rejection, trauma, addiction, grief, anxiety, relationship difficulties...myriad things can keep us from our own personal success and my goal is to help my clients identity these barriers, embrace them, and work through them. The life we want is often within reach, but without healing, clarity or self-love can feel galaxies away. Let’s work collaboratively to identify what is getting in your way and what to do to build the life you want for yourself.
We want to be seen. We want to be heard. And most importantly we want to be loved and accepted. This is universal. However sometimes we lose our way; experience failure, depression, rejection, trauma, addiction, grief, anxiety, relationship difficulties...myriad things can keep us from our own personal success and my goal is to help my clients identity these barriers, embrace them, and work through them. The life we want is often within reach, but without healing, clarity or self-love can feel galaxies away. Let’s work collaboratively to identify what is getting in your way and what to do to build the life you want for yourself.
(916) 426-0797 View (916) 426-0797
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Hilary Matthews
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Sacramento, CA 95833
Hello, my name is Hilary Matthews and I am a licensed marriage and family therapist and substance abuse counselor in Nevada, California, Utah and Oregon. I use different modalities in therapy. most often using Cognitive Behavior techniques for a number of symptoms and diagnoses, including but not limited to mood disorders, trauma, grief, relationships, stress, and substance use. I enjoy working with older teens and adults ages 16-65. I am experienced in treating anxiety disorders, depressive disorders, bipolar disorder, trauma, grief, substance use, relationships and other stressors.
Hello, my name is Hilary Matthews and I am a licensed marriage and family therapist and substance abuse counselor in Nevada, California, Utah and Oregon. I use different modalities in therapy. most often using Cognitive Behavior techniques for a number of symptoms and diagnoses, including but not limited to mood disorders, trauma, grief, relationships, stress, and substance use. I enjoy working with older teens and adults ages 16-65. I am experienced in treating anxiety disorders, depressive disorders, bipolar disorder, trauma, grief, substance use, relationships and other stressors.
(916) 659-5060 View (916) 659-5060
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Khayre Bryant King
Pre-Licensed Professional, MSW
Verified Verified
Sacramento, CA 95834
With this nonstop world effecting each person differently, I enjoy working with others where they are in their lives and where they want to be. It is my honor to work and support people in their journey on finding who they are, where they want to be, making sense what is going on, and getting back to their values that supports their internal and external world. I adroitly work with adolescences and adults to effectively manager symptoms of addiction, depression, anxiety, post-traumatic stress disorder, and impulsivity actions.
With this nonstop world effecting each person differently, I enjoy working with others where they are in their lives and where they want to be. It is my honor to work and support people in their journey on finding who they are, where they want to be, making sense what is going on, and getting back to their values that supports their internal and external world. I adroitly work with adolescences and adults to effectively manager symptoms of addiction, depression, anxiety, post-traumatic stress disorder, and impulsivity actions.
(530) 290-6948 View (530) 290-6948

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.