Alcohol Use Therapists in Sorrento Mesa, San Diego, CA

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Seda Gragossian
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
We treat depression, anxiety, trauma, and addictions. Our approach is to address underlying issues and provide treatment that heals the person as a whole. We utilize evidence-based and self-empowering modalities and create a safe space for you to work towards gaining insight into your choices and nehaviors. We guide you to set your own goals and arrive at your own solutions as we believe you have the answers and need a supportive space to see them. It takes a lot of courage and humility to ask for help and we make every effort to make your investment count.
(858) 225-8408
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Sorrento Mesa
San Diego, CA 92121
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Charles E Nelson
Psychologist, PhD, MFT
Verified
4 Endorsed
Verified
4 Endorsed
Charlie is recognized as a seasoned, direct, warm, ethical, "practical" therapist with experience since 1973. He's licensed as both Psychologist & Marriage and Family Therapist, competently helping individuals, couples, and families. Along with a broad general practice, he also specializes in: Relationship Issues (premarital & marital problems, communication, co-parenting, financial stress, affairs, infidelity, divorce, sexual health); Substance Abuse and Behavioral addictions (alcohol, marijuana, cocaine, methamphetamine, codependence, ACOA, enabling, gambling, "sex addiction", out of control sexual behavior); Trauma Recovery (crime victims, post traumatic stress, loss, death, dying, grief, identity theft); Men's Issues: ("Men behaving badly", fatherhood, communication problems, intimacy concerns).
(858) 376-7957
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Sorrento Mesa
San Diego, CA 92121
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Therapy Center and Family Counseling Corporation
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
Verified
We specialize and treat depression, anxiety, trauma, mood disorders, addiction and relationship concerns. We also provide parent training and coaching. Our team specializes in working extensively with adolescents, children, and families in traditional outpatient services. My name is Jamak and I am the Co-Founder of Therapy Center and Family Counseling Corporation. I’m a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist with over 15 years of experience. I specialize in working with individuals, couples, families, and adolescents. I use a humanistic, and culturally sensitive approach to all topics that may be encountered.
(858) 753-6398
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Sorrento Mesa
San Diego, CA 92121
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Susannah Muller
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT, JD
Verified
Verified
You seem fine on the outside, but inside you feel you are not good enough, a failure, never enough. You want to be able to go through the day without feeling anxious, overwhelmed, depressed or all on your own. You're your own worst critic. You don't want to need alcohol or pot or comfort food to cope. You want to be able to handle your emotions better. You're wondering if life will ever get better, or if this is as good as it gets. Deep down, you feel guilty or ashamed. Social events may be difficult for you. Maybe you've been through a trauma (abuse, car accident, relationship breakup, etc.) and are having trouble moving on.
(619) 324-3957
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Sorrento Mesa
San Diego, CA 92121
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Russell F Fuller
Psychologist, JD, PsyD, DCEP
Verified
Verified
Dr. Fuller offers a comprehensive method of psychotherapy which integrates elements from the humanistic, psychodynamic, cognitive-behavioral, energy psychology, gestalt, and positive psychology fields. He works with each person individually to construct a useful approach to problem resolution in as efficient and cost-effective a manner as possible. Dr. Fuller also offers brief consulting services which address areas in which a person feels "blocked" or somehow unable to perform at their best, e.g., parenting, financial prosperity, forming healthy relationships, and peak performance in business or sports.
(858) 215-1921
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Sorrento Mesa
San Diego, CA 92121
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Dr. Mary Spease
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
15 Endorsed
Verified
15 Endorsed
I believe therapy can be a challenging and illuminating journey in which you have the chance to learn more about yourself, your approach/perspective on life, and the dynamics in important relationships. Throughout the therapy process, I view my clients through a lens of strength where common life dilemmas are seen as an opportunity to develop a stronger capacity for personal understanding and nurture deeper, more intimate relationships. Whether you are seeking support in response to relationship concerns, life transitions, addiction/recovery, or are the loved one of an addict, therapy can help identify & clarify underlying feelings & patterns of behavior.
(858) 888-3261
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Sorrento Mesa
San Diego, CA 92121
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Katie Olson
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
Verified
I work with adults and teens. Clients come to me when they are looking to improve their overall sense of well-being -- body, mind and spirit. My treatment approach is non-traditional, and I work with people struggling to feel at home in their bodies and their lives. I help with chronic pain, anxiety, depression, infertility, Lyme Disease, pregnancy/postpartum issues, addictive behaviors, issues specific to Highly Sensitive People (HSPs), the effects of trauma, and people who just feel 'lost' and want to revamp their lives. If you've been told over and over that you are 'too sensitive' or 'too much', you are welcome here.
(858) 264-2717
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Sorrento Mesa
San Diego, CA 92121
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Erin Cisneros
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
Verified
Hello! My name is Dr. Erin Cisneros and I am a clinical psychologist with a mission of helping others create meaningful, fulfilling lives. I provide individual and family counseling for teenagers, college students, and adults in the transformative decades of the twenties and thirties. I have been providing counseling for nearly two decades and I have been in private practice for over ten years. In counseling, I offer a supportive, collaborative environment where your challenges and concerns can be addressed. I look forward to working with you!
(808) 269-4054
Sorrento Mesa
San Diego, CA 92121
Not accepting new clients
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Jennifer Lopez
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, LPCC
Verified
Verified
I support people on their path to empowerment, emotional balance, and connection. With warmth and compassion, I provide an outside perspective free of judgment, and collaborate with you to work toward your goals in therapy. Sometimes you may feel overwhelmed with a problem or have too much emotional investment in it to be able to see clearly. Perhaps you feel stuck or conflicted at a point in life and are unsure how to move forward. Or maybe you simply want a place to feel safe expressing yourself. Together we can sort through the obstacles you feel are hindering your growth and keeping you from living the life you want.
(858) 358-7539
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Sorrento Mesa
San Diego, CA 92121
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Chris Chandler
Counselor, MA, LPCC, LMHC, CSAT, AF-EMDR
Verified
13 Endorsed
Verified
13 Endorsed
My passion is helping people build healthy and meaningful lives. I am a Certified Sexual Addiction Therapist trained by Dr. Patrick Carnes, the pioneer in the field of sex addiction. I have extensive experience working with individuals struggling with all forms of addictions and compulsive behaviors including: sex, pornography, drugs, alcohol, food, work, spending, codependent relationships, etc. I use Attachment-Focused EMDR, Internal Family Systems, and Lifespan Integration to help people become free from underlying relational/attachment wounds.
(619) 369-1884
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Sorrento Mesa
San Diego, CA 92121
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Sarah A Zucker
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
Hey! You’ve likely arrived here because you’ve been in a dark place and might be ready for a change. You’re tired of carrying around the burden of your trauma, anxiety, or the weight of your substance use or secret addiction. Or you’re concerned about a loved one’s unhealthy behaviors. Maybe you feel ashamed and alone but the fear of being judged is finally being outweighed by the possibility that things could be better. Life is really hard, but we can do hard things with support. How I can help: •We can collaborate if you have ever had substance use concerns or addictive behaviors - past or present, in recovery or ongoing.
(858) 465-4471
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Sorrento Mesa
San Diego, CA 92121
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Center for Motivation and Change:California
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
Verified
The Center For Motivation and Change (“CMC”) is a unique outpatient private group practice with locations in NYC, Long Island, DC and San Diego. We are a team of experienced psychologists who are driven by an optimism about people’s capacity to change as well as a commitment to the science of change. Our clinicians are all deeply trained in research-supported therapies that target substance use/compulsive behaviors patterns as well as mental health issues such as Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)/complex trauma and anxiety/mood disorders. The cornerstone of our approach is motivational.
(858) 212-0985
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Sorrento Mesa
San Diego, CA 92121
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Julie Trim, PhD & Associates
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
5 Endorsed
Verified
5 Endorsed
Hello! Our clinic specializes in eating disorders (EDs), PTSD, borderline personality disorder (BPD), anxiety, depression, and emotion dysregulation. We also have extensive experience in providing therapy to college students, athletes, and LGBTQ clients. Whenever possible, we use treatments that have proven efficacy, but we customize treatment to the particular needs of our clients. We approach our clients with respect, warmth, and cultural humility and feel that having a strong therapeutic relationship is central to the success of therapy.
(858) 295-0435
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Sorrento Mesa
San Diego, CA 92121
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Sherry Reasbeck
Marriage & Family Therapist, PhD, MFT
Verified
Verified
Are you experiencing stress, depression, anxiety, in your life due to the COVID-19? Or is it on-going issues in your relationships, family, career, health? As a seasoned cognitive behavioral therapist, I can help. A client leaves my office with PRACTICAL SPECIFIC TOOLS to use in moving forward. I combine Mindfulness-based practices, cognitive behavioral therapy, schema therapy in my work with you. I help you change Schemas, or core beliefs formed in childhood, to help you modify self-defeating patterns and make desired changes in your life. I also work with motivation issues, avoidance, other feelings, behaviors that stop you.
(858) 367-3930
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Sorrento Mesa
San Diego, CA 92121
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Dr. Genevieve Price Naturopathic Doctor
ND
If you are suffering from depression or anxiety, your symptoms may often compromise your quality of life and make it difficult for you to achieve your highest goals. My goal is for you to regain control of your health and stop your disease from dictating your quality of life. I investigate the root cause of disease and address each client as a whole person - mind, body, and spirit - using natural therapies first in order to minimize harmful side effects.
(619) 367-7754
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Sorrento Mesa
San Diego, CA 92121
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Kion Fukuda
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MA, AMFT
Verified
Verified
Maybe you are struggling with feelings of depression or anxiety. Maybe you are experiencing the same issues in your relationships over and over again. Maybe you feel trapped in the patterns of behaviors that bring you shame and isolation, but you don’t know whom to talk to. Finding a therapist can feel daunting, but I’m glad you made your first step! Whatever challenges you are facing, I would love to hear your stories and to know you as a person. I use a compassionate approach, free of judgement, to help you explore your own thoughts and feelings. And you will learn practical skills to improve the quality of your life.
(619) 404-3043 x705
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Sorrento Mesa
San Diego, CA 92121
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Carrie Jaffe
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
Verified
Do you have the same painful relationship, job, or family problems over and over? Have you been unable to figure out why, or how to do it differently? I can help you learn how and why, and help you change these patterns. If you are unhappy, insecure, stuck in self-defeating patterns, have repeated relationship conflicts, addiction issues, or have stopped progressing in life, I can help you gain insight, change negative patterns, modify personality issues, achieve consistent Recovery from addictions, and live a happier life. I also have expertise in helping people cope with, and recover from relationships with narcissistic people.
(858) 375-4733
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Sorrento Mesa
San Diego, CA 92121
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Laura J Proctor
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
Verified
I work with clients in a collaborative relationship to create lasting positive change. Together we can alleviate your emotional suffering, identify your strengths, change old patterns, increase self-compassion, formulate goals, strengthen coping skills, enhance relationships, navigate transitions, and make life meaningful and fulfilling. Wherever you are in your process will be our starting point. I welcome clients from all backgrounds and communities. I specialize in anxiety, depression, stress, trauma, family of origin issues, relationships, academic/work challenges, identity, culture, grief and loss, and life transitions.
(619) 648-3206
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Sorrento Mesa
San Diego, CA 92121
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Alana Hecker
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, EMDR
Verified
Verified
Our rapport, and discovering what is deeply meaningful and valuable to you will be the foundation of our therapeutic relationship. My primary goal is to support your happiness and success by understanding your beliefs, and what you hold dear in your heart. I will gently challenge you when I see obstacles that are not supporting your well being. I will simultaneously encourage you to draw from your natural gifts and strengths. I commit to utilizing evidence based interventions that are effective, empowering, and that promote self compassion. I understand the vulnerability of seeking help, and I commend your willingness to grow.
(858) 381-4705
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Sorrento Mesa
San Diego, CA 92121
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Patty Schroeder
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
2 Endorsed
Verified
2 Endorsed
I'm constantly amazed at the human capacity for resilience. Using a strengths-based approach, I would be honored to help you tap into your power to achieve the health and wellness to live your best life! I approach my therapeutic relationships with warmth, respect, empathy, and a little bit of humor at times. I know it takes a great deal of courage to begin therapy -- my goal is to create a safe, comfortable space for honest exploration so we can tackle your concerns together. I look forward to meeting you :)
(858) 987-4457
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Sorrento Mesa
San Diego, CA 92121
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Alcohol Use Therapists

Are there specific medications for alcohol use?

There are oral medications approved to treat alcohol use disorder—such as disulfiram, acamprosate, and naltrexone, which also comes in an injectable form. These medications do help people reduce their drinking as well as avoid the problem of relapse. Naltrexone helps reduce cravings, disulfiram can make a person feel sick when they drink, and acamprosate may help ease symptoms like poor sleep and anxious feelings.

How do alcohol recovery or rehabilitation programs work?

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

How do 12-step programs combined with psychotherapy work?

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

How does harm reduction combined with psychotherapy work?

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