Addiction Therapists in San Diego, CA

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Agape Counseling Center, Inc.
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
San Diego, CA 92116
I have over 25 years of experience working in mental health, substance abuse, and child welfare.
We all struggle with managing our lives during these difficult times. I am committed to providing the tools to increase and maintain functioning. Are you struggling with stress, anxiety, depression, addiction? Is there unresolved trauma, grief, or a sense of not belonging? Do you need an empathetic ear to verbalize your feelings, thoughts, and emotions?
I have over 25 years of experience working in mental health, substance abuse, and child welfare.
We all struggle with managing our lives during these difficult times. I am committed to providing the tools to increase and maintain functioning. Are you struggling with stress, anxiety, depression, addiction? Is there unresolved trauma, grief, or a sense of not belonging? Do you need an empathetic ear to verbalize your feelings, thoughts, and emotions?
(619) 367-0918 View (619) 367-0918
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Dr. Maxwell Maris
Psychological Associate, PsyD
Verified Verified
San Diego, CA 92121
I have immediate openings and will return calls within 24 hours. I utilize well-researched evidence-based practices including Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), and motivational enhancement for in substance-related work. The focus of our work together is to help you learn the tools to better manage your concerns for the long haul. Additionally, we will build skills in effective communication, stress management, motivation, and psychological flexibility. My clients are individuals and couples who may suffer from depression, anxiety, or who want to figure out how to live a fuller life.
I have immediate openings and will return calls within 24 hours. I utilize well-researched evidence-based practices including Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), and motivational enhancement for in substance-related work. The focus of our work together is to help you learn the tools to better manage your concerns for the long haul. Additionally, we will build skills in effective communication, stress management, motivation, and psychological flexibility. My clients are individuals and couples who may suffer from depression, anxiety, or who want to figure out how to live a fuller life.
(858) 544-1202 View (858) 544-1202
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Lyudmila Kisina
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, LAADC
Verified Verified
San Diego, CA 92101  (Online Only)
Welcome! You have taken an important step towards a journey of healing! As a licensed therapist and addiction counselor, I offer a holistic journey of healing and self-discovery, guided by the evidence-based practice of modern psychology. Our approach targets solution, not just symptom relief. When we are impacted by past hurts, disappointment, shame, or trauma - we may begin seeking ways to avoid ourselves. Addictions, codependent relationships, anxiety, depression, isolation - may start to manifest in your life. My work focuses on resolving these symptoms, by addressing the root causes, empowering you to build lasting change.
Welcome! You have taken an important step towards a journey of healing! As a licensed therapist and addiction counselor, I offer a holistic journey of healing and self-discovery, guided by the evidence-based practice of modern psychology. Our approach targets solution, not just symptom relief. When we are impacted by past hurts, disappointment, shame, or trauma - we may begin seeking ways to avoid ourselves. Addictions, codependent relationships, anxiety, depression, isolation - may start to manifest in your life. My work focuses on resolving these symptoms, by addressing the root causes, empowering you to build lasting change.
(858) 428-2638 View (858) 428-2638
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Alexander Gilburd
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
San Diego, CA 92131  (Online Only)
I also help people who are struggling with substance abuse, depression, bipolar disorder, OCD, PTSD, and schizophrenia.
I believe in people’s innate ability to persevere and evolve through their struggles. Everyone has an innate potential to achieve their goals if given the proper nourishment and environment. As a therapist, I strive to provide that environment. I help patients find their path towards their own peace of mind. I foster a trusting and caring relationship with my patients, focusing on the unique and fascinating experiences that every individual brings to the table.
I also help people who are struggling with substance abuse, depression, bipolar disorder, OCD, PTSD, and schizophrenia.
I believe in people’s innate ability to persevere and evolve through their struggles. Everyone has an innate potential to achieve their goals if given the proper nourishment and environment. As a therapist, I strive to provide that environment. I help patients find their path towards their own peace of mind. I foster a trusting and caring relationship with my patients, focusing on the unique and fascinating experiences that every individual brings to the table.
(858) 935-4859 View (858) 935-4859
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Carolyn Coker Ross
MD, MPH
Verified Verified
San Diego, CA 92123  (Online Only)
I am board certified in Preventive Medicine and Addiction Medicine (by exam) and completed a two year fellowship in Dr.
Carolyn Coker Ross, MD, MPH, CEDS (www.carolynrossmd.com) is an African American author, speaker, expert the treatment of eating disorders, trauma and addictions and is board certified in Preventive Medicine and in Addiction Medicine. Dr. Ross presented a TEDxPleasantGrove talk on “Historical and Intergenerational Trauma in January 2020. She is the author of 3 books on eating disorders, the most recent is “The Food Addiction Recovery Workbook.” She is a contributing author to : “Treating Black Women with Eating Disorders: A Clinician’s Guide.” She is co-founder of the Institute for Antiracism and Equity (antiracismandequity.com).
I am board certified in Preventive Medicine and Addiction Medicine (by exam) and completed a two year fellowship in Dr.
Carolyn Coker Ross, MD, MPH, CEDS (www.carolynrossmd.com) is an African American author, speaker, expert the treatment of eating disorders, trauma and addictions and is board certified in Preventive Medicine and in Addiction Medicine. Dr. Ross presented a TEDxPleasantGrove talk on “Historical and Intergenerational Trauma in January 2020. She is the author of 3 books on eating disorders, the most recent is “The Food Addiction Recovery Workbook.” She is a contributing author to : “Treating Black Women with Eating Disorders: A Clinician’s Guide.” She is co-founder of the Institute for Antiracism and Equity (antiracismandequity.com).
(833) 686-9533 View (833) 686-9533
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Angeline Baucom
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MA, AMFT, SUDCC, APCC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
San Diego, CA 92121
Clients that have experienced trauma, substance abuse and family issues. Struggling with depression and anxiety.
Clients that have experienced trauma, substance abuse and family issues. Struggling with depression and anxiety.
(760) 227-5274 View (760) 227-5274
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Daniel Powell
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
San Diego, CA 92104
I'm a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and Board Certified Behavior Analyst. I'm comfortable working with individuals suffering from depression, anxiety, bi-polar, substance abuse, psychosis, autism spectrum disorders and obsessive compulsive disorder. I implement individual evidenced based interventions designed to positive behavior change. I enjoy working with couples, families, parent training, adults and adolescents.
I'm a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and Board Certified Behavior Analyst. I'm comfortable working with individuals suffering from depression, anxiety, bi-polar, substance abuse, psychosis, autism spectrum disorders and obsessive compulsive disorder. I implement individual evidenced based interventions designed to positive behavior change. I enjoy working with couples, families, parent training, adults and adolescents.
(619) 305-0826 View (619) 305-0826
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Jim Goethel
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
San Diego, CA 92175  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
I have 22 years experience treating individuals, families and groups of all ages struggling with trauma, depression, anxiety, anger, loss and addiction.
I would like to help you clarify your goals, identify obstacles to reaching those goals, and then work together collaboratively to determine the best method of navigating your life and relationships to achieve personal fulfillment. I believe that attitude and perception significantly impact how individuals deal with pain and conflict, and that exploring problematic areas from different perspectives in a safe, nonjudgmental environment can transform and heal.
I have 22 years experience treating individuals, families and groups of all ages struggling with trauma, depression, anxiety, anger, loss and addiction.
I would like to help you clarify your goals, identify obstacles to reaching those goals, and then work together collaboratively to determine the best method of navigating your life and relationships to achieve personal fulfillment. I believe that attitude and perception significantly impact how individuals deal with pain and conflict, and that exploring problematic areas from different perspectives in a safe, nonjudgmental environment can transform and heal.
(619) 452-3038 View (619) 452-3038
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Lindsay Kramer Damoose
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
San Diego, CA 92103
Waitlist for new clients
I specialize in treating substance use disorders, trauma, mood/anxiety, and relational issues. I have spent my career working with adolescents and adults in various treatment settings and have worked with a variety of issues in my private practice. I have been happily employed within the Sharp Healthcare system since 2013, and I currently support the overall wellness of frontline staff at one of our medical hospitals. My previous work through Sharp has been providing trauma-informed care to patients with substance use disorders, severe mental illness, personality disorders, and other phase-of-life issues.
I specialize in treating substance use disorders, trauma, mood/anxiety, and relational issues. I have spent my career working with adolescents and adults in various treatment settings and have worked with a variety of issues in my private practice. I have been happily employed within the Sharp Healthcare system since 2013, and I currently support the overall wellness of frontline staff at one of our medical hospitals. My previous work through Sharp has been providing trauma-informed care to patients with substance use disorders, severe mental illness, personality disorders, and other phase-of-life issues.
(619) 329-9662 View (619) 329-9662
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Priscilla Elizabeth Hebert
Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor, MS, LPCC
Verified Verified
San Diego, CA 92107  (Online Only)
Helping those who are seeking to up-level their experience and shine as their true and authentic self. If you are looking to live your best life and addiction, trauma, unhealthy relationships, codependency, sadness, anxiety, ad infinitum has prevented you from doing so, therapy may be right for you. I specialize in treating those with addictive behaviors to help explore the causes and conditions of the behavior and how we can change to create the life we desire. I will challenge you to create new and attainable habits and goals.
Helping those who are seeking to up-level their experience and shine as their true and authentic self. If you are looking to live your best life and addiction, trauma, unhealthy relationships, codependency, sadness, anxiety, ad infinitum has prevented you from doing so, therapy may be right for you. I specialize in treating those with addictive behaviors to help explore the causes and conditions of the behavior and how we can change to create the life we desire. I will challenge you to create new and attainable habits and goals.
(619) 373-9782 View (619) 373-9782
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Jennifer Konzen
Marriage & Family Therapist, PsyD, LMFT, CST, CCDC
Verified Verified
San Diego, CA 92120  (Online Only)
I work with couples to renew the fire in their love life and sexual relationship, couples affected by addiction, as well as couples who are no longer communicating or are on the brink of divorce. I counsel men and women who have experienced depression, anxiety, and OCD. I work with individuals dealing with grief, trauma, sexual abuse, and childhood or partner violence. I also work with parents and adolescents. I am a Certified Sex Therapist and a Certified Chemical Dependency Counselor.
I work with couples to renew the fire in their love life and sexual relationship, couples affected by addiction, as well as couples who are no longer communicating or are on the brink of divorce. I counsel men and women who have experienced depression, anxiety, and OCD. I work with individuals dealing with grief, trauma, sexual abuse, and childhood or partner violence. I also work with parents and adolescents. I am a Certified Sex Therapist and a Certified Chemical Dependency Counselor.
(858) 217-4992 View (858) 217-4992
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Alex Tanon
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
San Diego, CA 92108
Looking for a queer affirming therapist who reflects your identity and provides a safe space to heal? Struggling with depression, anxiety, addiction, or PTSD? If so, you’ve come to the right place. Life is too short to be held back by relationships that no longer serve us, trauma that continues to impact our daily lives, and anxious thinking that preoccupies us day after day. My goal is to work with you to identify and incorporate coping skills that will lend to a more joyful and fulfilling life.
Looking for a queer affirming therapist who reflects your identity and provides a safe space to heal? Struggling with depression, anxiety, addiction, or PTSD? If so, you’ve come to the right place. Life is too short to be held back by relationships that no longer serve us, trauma that continues to impact our daily lives, and anxious thinking that preoccupies us day after day. My goal is to work with you to identify and incorporate coping skills that will lend to a more joyful and fulfilling life.
(619) 831-8992 View (619) 831-8992
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Dr. Sisi Yu
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
San Diego, CA 92117
With addiction recovery, I work from a non-12-step approach to collaborate with you on forming your goals and empower you in changing those unwanted behavior patterns at your pace.
Life is full of unexpected turns and challenges, and you’ve been trying to push through the barriers on your own for a while now. You’ve sought out various ways to make yourself feel better temporarily, but haven’t found something that brings long-term relief. Sometimes, despite your great effort, those overwhelming feelings of loneliness, fear, and helplessness continue to persist. If you're struggling with emotional pain, you don't have to deal with it all alone. What you need may be a safe space where your difficult feelings can be worked through and your authentic self can be seen, understood, and accepted.
With addiction recovery, I work from a non-12-step approach to collaborate with you on forming your goals and empower you in changing those unwanted behavior patterns at your pace.
Life is full of unexpected turns and challenges, and you’ve been trying to push through the barriers on your own for a while now. You’ve sought out various ways to make yourself feel better temporarily, but haven’t found something that brings long-term relief. Sometimes, despite your great effort, those overwhelming feelings of loneliness, fear, and helplessness continue to persist. If you're struggling with emotional pain, you don't have to deal with it all alone. What you need may be a safe space where your difficult feelings can be worked through and your authentic self can be seen, understood, and accepted.
(619) 558-0736 View (619) 558-0736
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Joseph Severino
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
San Diego, CA 92108
Are you searching to find meaning and struggle with negative thoughts about yourself and your life? I believe that given an environment of dignity, respect, compassion and unconditional positive regard, every person can tap into their own resiliency, achieve personal growth and realize their own unique potential.I am a Clinical Psychologist with over 12 years experience working as a therapist, researcher and educator. I see both individuals and couples with a range of issues, including depression, anxiety, interpersonal problems, grief and loss, aging issues, substance abuse, gender, sexuality, sexual health and out of control sexual behavior.
Are you searching to find meaning and struggle with negative thoughts about yourself and your life? I believe that given an environment of dignity, respect, compassion and unconditional positive regard, every person can tap into their own resiliency, achieve personal growth and realize their own unique potential.I am a Clinical Psychologist with over 12 years experience working as a therapist, researcher and educator. I see both individuals and couples with a range of issues, including depression, anxiety, interpersonal problems, grief and loss, aging issues, substance abuse, gender, sexuality, sexual health and out of control sexual behavior.
(619) 458-3919 View (619) 458-3919
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Dr. Hedieh Azadmehr
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
San Diego, CA 92130
Do traumas from the past hold you back? Are you stuck in addiction and tired of stigmas and judgments? Every time you tried to change, the intrusive negative thoughts and anxiety overwhelm you. it's so scary to think about sharing your secrets with a stranger. I understand how traumatic past experience sets a limit on individuals ability to deal with stress, where the drugs become the solution and how the two are connected. Whether you are struggling with addition, rejection or loss, abuse or trauma, I am here to help. I integrate various therapeutic modalities to tailor treatment based on every individual's unique needs.
Do traumas from the past hold you back? Are you stuck in addiction and tired of stigmas and judgments? Every time you tried to change, the intrusive negative thoughts and anxiety overwhelm you. it's so scary to think about sharing your secrets with a stranger. I understand how traumatic past experience sets a limit on individuals ability to deal with stress, where the drugs become the solution and how the two are connected. Whether you are struggling with addition, rejection or loss, abuse or trauma, I am here to help. I integrate various therapeutic modalities to tailor treatment based on every individual's unique needs.
(858) 758-4409 View (858) 758-4409
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Stephanie Hansen
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
San Diego, CA 92131  (Online Only)
I specialize in working with adults interested in examining their relationship with a variety of addictions, including: disordered eating, substance abuse, and other compulsive behaviors. I offer a non-judgmental, collaborate approach in order to help you figure out which tools work best to fit your values, lifestyle and personal goals.
I specialize in working with adults interested in examining their relationship with a variety of addictions, including: disordered eating, substance abuse, and other compulsive behaviors. I offer a non-judgmental, collaborate approach in order to help you figure out which tools work best to fit your values, lifestyle and personal goals.
(858) 358-7440 View (858) 358-7440
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Dr. Ca-Lie Cheng-Wang
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
San Diego, CA 92108
I specialize in treating addiction, anxiety, depression, relationship issues, infidelity, substance abuse, postpartum depression, parenting/family issues, and anger-related issues.
I am a Mandarin and English-speaking psychologist.
I specialize in treating addiction, anxiety, depression, relationship issues, infidelity, substance abuse, postpartum depression, parenting/family issues, and anger-related issues.
I am a Mandarin and English-speaking psychologist.
(619) 273-0785 View (619) 273-0785
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Nicholas Russi
Drug & Alcohol Counselor, LAADC-S, CCS
Verified Verified
San Diego, CA 92154
For many years I struggled with addiction, Anxiety, and depression.
**Telehealth Video sessions are available** Are you having trouble controlling your drinking but feel like "rehab" isn't for you? Have loved ones in your life pleaded with you to stop? Is your alcohol or drug use causing relationship issues? Anxiety problems? I know exactly how your feeling. Alcohol or drug abuse can extremely difficult to manage on your own. For the last 19 years I’ve been helping clients navigate the personal recovery process and the trials and tribulations they come with it. If you are in a place in your life where you are ready to make some needed changes, I can help you be free from the grips of addiction.
For many years I struggled with addiction, Anxiety, and depression.
**Telehealth Video sessions are available** Are you having trouble controlling your drinking but feel like "rehab" isn't for you? Have loved ones in your life pleaded with you to stop? Is your alcohol or drug use causing relationship issues? Anxiety problems? I know exactly how your feeling. Alcohol or drug abuse can extremely difficult to manage on your own. For the last 19 years I’ve been helping clients navigate the personal recovery process and the trials and tribulations they come with it. If you are in a place in your life where you are ready to make some needed changes, I can help you be free from the grips of addiction.
(619) 324-3629 View (619) 324-3629
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Anne Marie Perkins
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
San Diego, CA 92117
I use an eclectic approach that provides results fast, CBT or EMDR for anxiety and trauma, Seeking Safety for substance abuse anxiety and depression, art therapy with children or anyone who struggles to find words to express their emotions.
As I walked though many personal difficult experieces in my life, I learned what I wanted from a good therapist. I have dedicated the last 10 years to becoming such a therapist for people who struggle with anxiety, depression, trauma and tragic loss or overwhelming stress.
I use an eclectic approach that provides results fast, CBT or EMDR for anxiety and trauma, Seeking Safety for substance abuse anxiety and depression, art therapy with children or anyone who struggles to find words to express their emotions.
As I walked though many personal difficult experieces in my life, I learned what I wanted from a good therapist. I have dedicated the last 10 years to becoming such a therapist for people who struggle with anxiety, depression, trauma and tragic loss or overwhelming stress.
(619) 369-1661 View (619) 369-1661
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Noreen Rios
Marriage & Family Therapist, MFT, CADC
Verified Verified
San Diego, CA 92117
In Addition to my private practice, I'm also a Certified Substance Abuse Counselor(CADAC) and treatment coordinator for an outpatient substance abuse center.
Are you wanting more harmony in your relationships, to feel better about yourself and have more peace of mind? I'm a compassionate, non judgmental California licensed Psychotherapist,Certified Hypnotherapist & certified addiction specialist with 40 years experience counseling individuals, couples and families of all ages & diverse backgrounds. My expertise lies in relationships, grief/loss, addictions, stress management, anger management, anxiety/depression and trauma. In a safe environment, you can express your concerns, learn skills to improve your relationships and find solutions for your problems so you can feel better about yourself, enrich your relationships and enhance the quality of your life. Reasonable fees, flexible hours.
In Addition to my private practice, I'm also a Certified Substance Abuse Counselor(CADAC) and treatment coordinator for an outpatient substance abuse center.
Are you wanting more harmony in your relationships, to feel better about yourself and have more peace of mind? I'm a compassionate, non judgmental California licensed Psychotherapist,Certified Hypnotherapist & certified addiction specialist with 40 years experience counseling individuals, couples and families of all ages & diverse backgrounds. My expertise lies in relationships, grief/loss, addictions, stress management, anger management, anxiety/depression and trauma. In a safe environment, you can express your concerns, learn skills to improve your relationships and find solutions for your problems so you can feel better about yourself, enrich your relationships and enhance the quality of your life. Reasonable fees, flexible hours.
(619) 324-3735 View (619) 324-3735
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.