Alcohol Use Therapists in San Diego, CA

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Susie VanDyke
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
6 Endorsed
San Diego, CA 92123
Hello, I am Susie VanDyke, and I love working with PTSD, trauma, alcohol use, and substance use issues. I especially enjoy working with veterans, first responders, their families, and anyone going through difficult times. I graduated with a Master’s in Marriage and Family Therapy in 2008 and have over fifteen years of experience in various mental health and hospital settings, with a concentration in military and first responders. I love helping people improve their lives and want them to feel better as quickly as possible. I enjoy helping people who are feeling hopeless about their situations because of tough circumstances.
Hello, I am Susie VanDyke, and I love working with PTSD, trauma, alcohol use, and substance use issues. I especially enjoy working with veterans, first responders, their families, and anyone going through difficult times. I graduated with a Master’s in Marriage and Family Therapy in 2008 and have over fifteen years of experience in various mental health and hospital settings, with a concentration in military and first responders. I love helping people improve their lives and want them to feel better as quickly as possible. I enjoy helping people who are feeling hopeless about their situations because of tough circumstances.
(858) 758-3597 View (858) 758-3597
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Bonnie Deroo
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, LPCC
Verified Verified
San Diego, CA 92117
Do you struggle with anxiety? Do you use substances to help manage anxiety? Are you worried that you're drinking or eating or using too much to cope with stress and anxiety? Are you a family member of someone with anxiety and/or substance use and aren't sure what to do?
Do you struggle with anxiety? Do you use substances to help manage anxiety? Are you worried that you're drinking or eating or using too much to cope with stress and anxiety? Are you a family member of someone with anxiety and/or substance use and aren't sure what to do?
(858) 437-5425 View (858) 437-5425
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Helki Zeigler-Bruzzone
Pre-Licensed Professional
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
San Diego, CA 92108  (Online Only)
As a therapist trainee at CFMHE, I combine empathetic listening with evidence-based strategies to help clients navigate challenges effectively. Drawing from my diverse background in business, culinary arts, and personal experiences, I specialize in eating disorders, stress management, life transitions, addiction, and personal well-being. I focus on building supportive relationships where clients feel valued and understood, exploring practical solutions and coping mechanisms that foster resilience and meaningful change. My goal is to empower each client to achieve better mental health and improved well-being.
As a therapist trainee at CFMHE, I combine empathetic listening with evidence-based strategies to help clients navigate challenges effectively. Drawing from my diverse background in business, culinary arts, and personal experiences, I specialize in eating disorders, stress management, life transitions, addiction, and personal well-being. I focus on building supportive relationships where clients feel valued and understood, exploring practical solutions and coping mechanisms that foster resilience and meaningful change. My goal is to empower each client to achieve better mental health and improved well-being.
(619) 329-9549 View (619) 329-9549
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Seda Gragossian
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
San Diego, CA 92121  (Online Only)
We treat depression, anxiety, and trauma. We also provide help to heal relationships both romantic and otherwise. 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 behaviors. 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.
We treat depression, anxiety, and trauma. We also provide help to heal relationships both romantic and otherwise. 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 behaviors. 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 View (858) 225-8408
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Gabrielle Loomis-Annett
Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor, MA, LISAC, LPCC, EMDR, CCTP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
San Diego, CA 92150  (Online Only)
I work with women who have recently experienced a traumatic event and help them return to a sense of normal. I also work with women who have experienced traumas in the distant past but who have been feeling chronically anxious, depressed, out of control and/or hopeless. Perhaps you cannot remember the last time you did not feel anxious or depressed. Or perhaps your body being in stress for so many years has created health issues. Or perhaps you have turned to compulsive behaviors to escape or numb the pain such as over drinking, over eating, perfectionism, codependency, dieting, binge watching TV and more.
I work with women who have recently experienced a traumatic event and help them return to a sense of normal. I also work with women who have experienced traumas in the distant past but who have been feeling chronically anxious, depressed, out of control and/or hopeless. Perhaps you cannot remember the last time you did not feel anxious or depressed. Or perhaps your body being in stress for so many years has created health issues. Or perhaps you have turned to compulsive behaviors to escape or numb the pain such as over drinking, over eating, perfectionism, codependency, dieting, binge watching TV and more.
(760) 209-6244 View (760) 209-6244
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Teresa E Whitney
Drug & Alcohol Counselor, MHS , LAADC, CCS, SAP
Verified Verified
San Diego, CA 92108
If alcohol or drugs is causing problems in any area of your life, I am here to help. The disease of addiction disconnects you from everything that is important in your life and healing is about reconnecting and re-engaging with life. I want to know what is important to you and I use a non-judgmental approach to understand your unique challenges.
If alcohol or drugs is causing problems in any area of your life, I am here to help. The disease of addiction disconnects you from everything that is important in your life and healing is about reconnecting and re-engaging with life. I want to know what is important to you and I use a non-judgmental approach to understand your unique challenges.
(619) 786-3750 View (619) 786-3750
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Michael John Hagan
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, SUDCC
Verified Verified
San Diego, CA 92102
Being addicted to alcohol or drugs is like being in a dark pit where you do not know what is up and what is down. It is cold and lonely, and you can feel hopeless about finding any escape. Being the family member of a loved one who is struggling with addiction is scary and can leave you sad and in a constant state of uncertainty. You are always asking yourself why is your loved one pushing aside the life ring you toss out and grabbing the anchor of drugs and alcohol over and over and over again. You see they are drowning and feel you cannot save them. Addiction is insidious, but there are paths to recovery.
Being addicted to alcohol or drugs is like being in a dark pit where you do not know what is up and what is down. It is cold and lonely, and you can feel hopeless about finding any escape. Being the family member of a loved one who is struggling with addiction is scary and can leave you sad and in a constant state of uncertainty. You are always asking yourself why is your loved one pushing aside the life ring you toss out and grabbing the anchor of drugs and alcohol over and over and over again. You see they are drowning and feel you cannot save them. Addiction is insidious, but there are paths to recovery.
(619) 932-4581 View (619) 932-4581
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Charles E Nelson
Psychologist, PhD, MFT
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
San Diego, CA 92121
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).
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 View (858) 376-7957
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Nicholas Russi
Drug & Alcohol Counselor, LAADC-S, CCS
Verified Verified
San Diego, CA 92154
**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.
**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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Claire Babbitt, LMFT, J.D.
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, JD
Verified Verified
San Diego, CA 92127
I offer a variety of psychotherapy services for individuals, and families to help find ways to increase understanding of themselves and others, and identify and practice new approaches to existing problems. My approach is compassionate, but direct and goal-oriented. My work as a psychotherapist is grounded in the extensive study and experience in individual and relational psychotherapy. I am on some insurance panels.
I offer a variety of psychotherapy services for individuals, and families to help find ways to increase understanding of themselves and others, and identify and practice new approaches to existing problems. My approach is compassionate, but direct and goal-oriented. My work as a psychotherapist is grounded in the extensive study and experience in individual and relational psychotherapy. I am on some insurance panels.
(858) 997-1133 View (858) 997-1133
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Susan Lambert
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
San Diego, CA 92154
I am a therapist who is experienced in using CBT, COD, Brief Therapy, PTSD, Trauma, Grief and Loss, DBT, and Biopsychosocial therapeutic modalities. Understanding where you, the client, is now, in your quest for answers and help for your therapy needs, is where we start. I have experience in helping adults and older adults in identifying the real issues and finding answers that will help to allow for a more enlightened and often calmer existence.
I am a therapist who is experienced in using CBT, COD, Brief Therapy, PTSD, Trauma, Grief and Loss, DBT, and Biopsychosocial therapeutic modalities. Understanding where you, the client, is now, in your quest for answers and help for your therapy needs, is where we start. I have experience in helping adults and older adults in identifying the real issues and finding answers that will help to allow for a more enlightened and often calmer existence.
(619) 648-1219 View (619) 648-1219
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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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Dr. Danielle D Alfrey
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
San Diego, CA 92109
Hello there! I'd be happy to work with you. I work mostly with adults, some teens on a limited basis. I have a specialty in medical psychology (i.e., health behavior change, insomnia, weight loss, cancer, grief/bereavement, etc.). Treatment is also available for those who suffer from PTSD, depression, anxiety, alcohol abuse, and difficult life circumstances. Cognitive behavioral therapy is offered along with a motivational interviewing approach that is supportive and non-confrontational. Please email, or text to set up your intake appt. (619) 880-5711. Please include insurance info.
Hello there! I'd be happy to work with you. I work mostly with adults, some teens on a limited basis. I have a specialty in medical psychology (i.e., health behavior change, insomnia, weight loss, cancer, grief/bereavement, etc.). Treatment is also available for those who suffer from PTSD, depression, anxiety, alcohol abuse, and difficult life circumstances. Cognitive behavioral therapy is offered along with a motivational interviewing approach that is supportive and non-confrontational. Please email, or text to set up your intake appt. (619) 880-5711. Please include insurance info.
(619) 361-7359 View (619) 361-7359
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Scott D Altamirano
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, MA
Verified Verified
San Diego, CA 92103  (Online Only)
Accepting clients May 2024. I help couples work their way through crisis events by helping them find their feet amist the chaos. My role is to help couples have difficult conversations. With my background is in probation/parole therapy, I bring strong elements of fairness, repair, and rehabilitation to couples who have faced injuries. Some topics I have strong experience in are: infidelity, bisexuality, addiction, codependency, anger management, emotional availability, parenting approach, and lack of sexual intimacy.
Accepting clients May 2024. I help couples work their way through crisis events by helping them find their feet amist the chaos. My role is to help couples have difficult conversations. With my background is in probation/parole therapy, I bring strong elements of fairness, repair, and rehabilitation to couples who have faced injuries. Some topics I have strong experience in are: infidelity, bisexuality, addiction, codependency, anger management, emotional availability, parenting approach, and lack of sexual intimacy.
(661) 449-2936 View (661) 449-2936
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Kathryn O'Brasky
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
San Diego, CA 92122
I believe therapy is a collaborative process between the client and myself. My hope is to create a safe environment to explore your emotions and issues that brought you to counseling. My style is both direct and nurturing. I specialize working with adolescents and adults individually, as couples or with a family. I use an eclectic approach to best support long-term well being in your daily life.
I believe therapy is a collaborative process between the client and myself. My hope is to create a safe environment to explore your emotions and issues that brought you to counseling. My style is both direct and nurturing. I specialize working with adolescents and adults individually, as couples or with a family. I use an eclectic approach to best support long-term well being in your daily life.
(858) 202-5262 x702 View (858) 202-5262 x702
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HGR Inpatient Drug Rehabs San Diego near Escondido
Drug & Alcohol Counselor, CADC ll
Verified Verified
San Diego, CA 92101
Inpatient drug rehabs San Diego and drug rehabs Escondido, California helps individuals suffering from drug and alcohol abuse. Our Inpatient, outpatient, IOP drug and addiction treatment centers in San Diego accept most health insurances. Finding the best drug rehabs in San Diego can be difficult. We services many of the surrounding areas in California. If you or a loved suffer from addiction issues long-term recovery is possible. Most addiction comes with co-occurring disorders. Left untreated drastically increases the chances for relapse. We provide relapse prevention techniques. Call our drug and alcohol addiction centers.
Inpatient drug rehabs San Diego and drug rehabs Escondido, California helps individuals suffering from drug and alcohol abuse. Our Inpatient, outpatient, IOP drug and addiction treatment centers in San Diego accept most health insurances. Finding the best drug rehabs in San Diego can be difficult. We services many of the surrounding areas in California. If you or a loved suffer from addiction issues long-term recovery is possible. Most addiction comes with co-occurring disorders. Left untreated drastically increases the chances for relapse. We provide relapse prevention techniques. Call our drug and alcohol addiction centers.
(619) 383-1983 View (619) 383-1983
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Julie M Hayden
Psychologist, MRS, MACP, PsyD
Verified Verified
San Diego, CA 92101
Addiction is not a problem to be fixed, but rather a person. I have worked with many people with various addictions and realize that addressing one problem from one perspective is not enough. I specialize in getting to know a person first and then helping that person heal from past hurts, learn skills for problem-solving, improve communication, build strong relationships, practice ways to manage strong emotions, learn to slow down and change their harmful or intrusive thoughts, draw from their faith for strength, develop strong support systems, and with all this, hope of long-term recovery can become reality.
Addiction is not a problem to be fixed, but rather a person. I have worked with many people with various addictions and realize that addressing one problem from one perspective is not enough. I specialize in getting to know a person first and then helping that person heal from past hurts, learn skills for problem-solving, improve communication, build strong relationships, practice ways to manage strong emotions, learn to slow down and change their harmful or intrusive thoughts, draw from their faith for strength, develop strong support systems, and with all this, hope of long-term recovery can become reality.
(844) 262-8310 View (844) 262-8310
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Keith Angelin
Drug & Alcohol Counselor, LAADC, CNMI
Verified Verified
San Diego, CA 92101
LICENSED COUNSELING / INTERVENTIONS / ASSESSMENTS. FREE HOUSECALLS! As a recovering addict who barely survived a ten year binge, I personally experienced the pain of losing everything, and the seemingly impossible challenge of rebuilding my life. Today I am licensed to treat chemical dependency, lead crisis interventions and conduct court-ordered assessments. I work with men, women, adolescents and families; court ordered (DUI, FAA, family and criminal); military and those with co-occurring disorders. **SAVE TIME AND MONEY. I TRAVEL TO YOU... DAYS, NIGHTS AND WEEKENDS... NO EXTRA CHARGE!
LICENSED COUNSELING / INTERVENTIONS / ASSESSMENTS. FREE HOUSECALLS! As a recovering addict who barely survived a ten year binge, I personally experienced the pain of losing everything, and the seemingly impossible challenge of rebuilding my life. Today I am licensed to treat chemical dependency, lead crisis interventions and conduct court-ordered assessments. I work with men, women, adolescents and families; court ordered (DUI, FAA, family and criminal); military and those with co-occurring disorders. **SAVE TIME AND MONEY. I TRAVEL TO YOU... DAYS, NIGHTS AND WEEKENDS... NO EXTRA CHARGE!
(949) 269-8034 View (949) 269-8034
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Jessica Garner
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
San Diego, CA 92113
I believe the best way to make progress in therapy is to have trust that your therapist understands you and makes you feel as comfortable as possible. I will try my very best to be that person for you. Therapy can seem weird, and vulnerability is hard for anyone. My name is Jess and I am an LCSW in California. I have worked in the medical field for most of my career. This has given me the unique opportunity to work with people of all ages, backgrounds, and situations.
I believe the best way to make progress in therapy is to have trust that your therapist understands you and makes you feel as comfortable as possible. I will try my very best to be that person for you. Therapy can seem weird, and vulnerability is hard for anyone. My name is Jess and I am an LCSW in California. I have worked in the medical field for most of my career. This has given me the unique opportunity to work with people of all ages, backgrounds, and situations.
(909) 679-3626 View (909) 679-3626
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Riggs Counseling and Consultation
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
San Diego, CA 92108
Kathryn is a psychotherapist with 25 years of experience and has worked with children, adolescents, adults, and couples. Kathryn is passionate and committed to creating the space for you to be you best self. In addition, she is a business and professional coach who can help with any work-related issues.
Kathryn is a psychotherapist with 25 years of experience and has worked with children, adolescents, adults, and couples. Kathryn is passionate and committed to creating the space for you to be you best self. In addition, she is a business and professional coach who can help with any work-related issues.
(760) 493-7893 View (760) 493-7893
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.