Alcohol Use Therapists in San Francisco, CA

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Lara Curry
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
San Francisco, CA 94118
My name is Lara Curry. I'm a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. I've helped people struggling with anxiety, depression, alcohol use, relationship issues, and relapse prevention. I employ EMDR, Family Systems, Psychodynamic, Trauma-focused, and Solution-focused brief therapy modalities. I assume anyone seeking psychotherapy genuinely desires to help sort out the difficulties in their lives. I try to work as a co-investigator to understand the issues and help explain how they evolved and how to resolve them in an informal, caring partnership with my clients.
My name is Lara Curry. I'm a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. I've helped people struggling with anxiety, depression, alcohol use, relationship issues, and relapse prevention. I employ EMDR, Family Systems, Psychodynamic, Trauma-focused, and Solution-focused brief therapy modalities. I assume anyone seeking psychotherapy genuinely desires to help sort out the difficulties in their lives. I try to work as a co-investigator to understand the issues and help explain how they evolved and how to resolve them in an informal, caring partnership with my clients.
(661) 271-6194 View (661) 271-6194
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Melissa Morelli
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
San Francisco, CA 94104  (Online Only)
I am a licensed clinical social worker in a private practice in San Francisco. My psychotherapy practice is primarily focused on helping people who are struggling with the effects of trauma, relationship stress, depression, anxiety, substance use and addiction. I have expertise in working with people who have a current or past history with drug & alcohol use and recognize that substance use may result from different psychological, social and biological factors that are unique to each person.
I am a licensed clinical social worker in a private practice in San Francisco. My psychotherapy practice is primarily focused on helping people who are struggling with the effects of trauma, relationship stress, depression, anxiety, substance use and addiction. I have expertise in working with people who have a current or past history with drug & alcohol use and recognize that substance use may result from different psychological, social and biological factors that are unique to each person.
(415) 942-1461 View (415) 942-1461
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Jeff Shore
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
San Francisco, CA 94123  (Online Only)
Imagine what it would be like to have enough space inside to feel anything and be OK with it. To not get thrown around, to not feel like you are sinking or drowning, and to maintain your balance when things get tough. To be calm when you normally would get angry. To find moments of joy when it seems like everything is negative. While it may not feel like it right now, change is possible. You can do something about your feelings of anxiety or depression, drug or alcohol use, OCD, eating disorders, etc.
Imagine what it would be like to have enough space inside to feel anything and be OK with it. To not get thrown around, to not feel like you are sinking or drowning, and to maintain your balance when things get tough. To be calm when you normally would get angry. To find moments of joy when it seems like everything is negative. While it may not feel like it right now, change is possible. You can do something about your feelings of anxiety or depression, drug or alcohol use, OCD, eating disorders, etc.
(415) 594-4207 View (415) 594-4207
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Amy Diner
Psychologist, PsyD, CEAP
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
San Francisco, CA 94104
Therapy is a highly transformative and fascinating process. It has the power to heal, enliven, and repair. I enthusiastically invite you to begin this process with me. My warm, engaging, curious, and playful approach can help you feel like your personal experience and unique point of view is consistently appreciated. From this place, you may begin to feel more empowered and liberated in your life. I am a doctor with over 20 years of professional experience treating adults, couples, and adolescents.
Therapy is a highly transformative and fascinating process. It has the power to heal, enliven, and repair. I enthusiastically invite you to begin this process with me. My warm, engaging, curious, and playful approach can help you feel like your personal experience and unique point of view is consistently appreciated. From this place, you may begin to feel more empowered and liberated in your life. I am a doctor with over 20 years of professional experience treating adults, couples, and adolescents.
(415) 799-9491 View (415) 799-9491
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Carmen Regina Martines
Marriage & Family Therapist, PhD, LMFT
Verified Verified
San Francisco, CA 94102
In these uncertain times I am committed to provide warm, strong, calming help. I offer in person session for vaccinated clients as well as telehealth, video or phone. My potential client is looking for support around issues of family neglect in childhood, alcohol or drug abuse, anxiety, depression, communication, and boundary setting in relationships--whether family, romantic, friendships or at work. They may be struggling with accessing or enjoying their creativity and expressions of it. They may also be looking for support around discovering spirituality or a fuller expression of living.
In these uncertain times I am committed to provide warm, strong, calming help. I offer in person session for vaccinated clients as well as telehealth, video or phone. My potential client is looking for support around issues of family neglect in childhood, alcohol or drug abuse, anxiety, depression, communication, and boundary setting in relationships--whether family, romantic, friendships or at work. They may be struggling with accessing or enjoying their creativity and expressions of it. They may also be looking for support around discovering spirituality or a fuller expression of living.
(415) 636-6514 View (415) 636-6514
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Deborah Whiting
Marriage & Family Therapist, MSW, MFT
Verified Verified
San Francisco, CA 94107
I have over 30 years of experience, working with both adolescents and adults. I am dedicated to supporting you in finding clarity and direction, so that you can thrive in the life you want. As a licensed psychotherapist and professional coach, you may come in to see me for problems with your relationship, work, family, mood, health or addictive behavior. I can help you get back on track, creating and achieving your goals!
I have over 30 years of experience, working with both adolescents and adults. I am dedicated to supporting you in finding clarity and direction, so that you can thrive in the life you want. As a licensed psychotherapist and professional coach, you may come in to see me for problems with your relationship, work, family, mood, health or addictive behavior. I can help you get back on track, creating and achieving your goals!
(855) 304-0750 View (855) 304-0750
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Leslie Shannon Laughlin
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
San Francisco, CA 94107
Hello, my name is Leslie and I can offer you a space to exhale. Whatever you are facing, call me if you need help sorting through life's challenges and learn ways to relax and find peace. Learn how to honor yourself while you learn about your strengths. Please know that every "worst day ever" you have had, you have also surpassed.
Hello, my name is Leslie and I can offer you a space to exhale. Whatever you are facing, call me if you need help sorting through life's challenges and learn ways to relax and find peace. Learn how to honor yourself while you learn about your strengths. Please know that every "worst day ever" you have had, you have also surpassed.
(415) 843-4082 View (415) 843-4082
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Mary Kennedy
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
San Francisco, CA 94118
I am a licensed psychotherapist who is deeply committed to supporting those whose lives have been impacted by alcohol or drugs. I am compassionate, practical, engaged and genuine. If you have struggled or are still struggling, I can help. If you are worried about someone who struggles, I can help. Even if you are unsure of what you may need, I can support you. I strive to develop meaningful therapeutic relationships that allow for understanding, grieving, healing and growth. Those who find help may be children, adult children, spouses, partners, parents, grandparents, couples, women or men.
I am a licensed psychotherapist who is deeply committed to supporting those whose lives have been impacted by alcohol or drugs. I am compassionate, practical, engaged and genuine. If you have struggled or are still struggling, I can help. If you are worried about someone who struggles, I can help. Even if you are unsure of what you may need, I can support you. I strive to develop meaningful therapeutic relationships that allow for understanding, grieving, healing and growth. Those who find help may be children, adult children, spouses, partners, parents, grandparents, couples, women or men.
(415) 689-1690 View (415) 689-1690
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Melissa Janosek
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
San Francisco, CA 94114  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
Are you trying to figure out who you are, what you want, and how to get there? Does it seem like you think differently than others, procrastinate too often, are having trouble focusing, and feeling stuck? Starting to question if all the partying is getting in the way of your goals? Got a nagging feeling you may need more support than you currently have? Need clarity on your relationships and help on how to communicate things? Not sure about your career path, or totally burned out with the one you're in? Do you feel like you should have it all figured out by now? Let's get into it.
Are you trying to figure out who you are, what you want, and how to get there? Does it seem like you think differently than others, procrastinate too often, are having trouble focusing, and feeling stuck? Starting to question if all the partying is getting in the way of your goals? Got a nagging feeling you may need more support than you currently have? Need clarity on your relationships and help on how to communicate things? Not sure about your career path, or totally burned out with the one you're in? Do you feel like you should have it all figured out by now? Let's get into it.
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Jeanette Hu
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, AMFT
Verified Verified
San Francisco, CA 94109
You’re tired of having the same argument over and over again. You started to feel more like roommates than lovers. You find yourself stuck in the same negative cycle. You reach out; they pull away. You ask for a chat; they meet you with silence. Sometimes you both explode; other times, you both retreat into your shells. Both of you end up feeling alone and disconnected. You miss each other desperately but can’t figure out how to break the wall between you. Neither of you can stand the tension any longer - something must change.
You’re tired of having the same argument over and over again. You started to feel more like roommates than lovers. You find yourself stuck in the same negative cycle. You reach out; they pull away. You ask for a chat; they meet you with silence. Sometimes you both explode; other times, you both retreat into your shells. Both of you end up feeling alone and disconnected. You miss each other desperately but can’t figure out how to break the wall between you. Neither of you can stand the tension any longer - something must change.
(415) 909-5732 View (415) 909-5732
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Nazanin Fathi
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
San Francisco, CA 94129
Dr. Fathi completed her undergraduate degree at the University of California Los Angeles, subsequently pursued graduate training in Marriage and Family Therapy at the University of Southern California, and later completed her Doctorate at the California State University of Northridge. She has worked at some of the most well-known drug and alcohol treatment centers in Southern California, as well as private and state-funded clinics helping individuals, families, and couples.
Dr. Fathi completed her undergraduate degree at the University of California Los Angeles, subsequently pursued graduate training in Marriage and Family Therapy at the University of Southern California, and later completed her Doctorate at the California State University of Northridge. She has worked at some of the most well-known drug and alcohol treatment centers in Southern California, as well as private and state-funded clinics helping individuals, families, and couples.
(415) 650-1510 View (415) 650-1510
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Carolyn Josephine Sidhu
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
San Francisco, CA 94110
I was born and raised in North Carolina and have lived in California for over 20 years. I am a single mother of 2 daughters and have first-hand experience navigating through a divorce and parenthood. My passions include being a mother, spending time with family and friends, playing beach volleyball, and traveling to new places. I consider myself a kind person who is honest, open-minded, emphatic, and always ready for an adventure. I have been a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT) for over 12 years and began my career as a Recreation Therapist working in a psychiatric inpatient unit for adults with mental health issues.
I was born and raised in North Carolina and have lived in California for over 20 years. I am a single mother of 2 daughters and have first-hand experience navigating through a divorce and parenthood. My passions include being a mother, spending time with family and friends, playing beach volleyball, and traveling to new places. I consider myself a kind person who is honest, open-minded, emphatic, and always ready for an adventure. I have been a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT) for over 12 years and began my career as a Recreation Therapist working in a psychiatric inpatient unit for adults with mental health issues.
(415) 687-2429 View (415) 687-2429
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Crystal Carrillo
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
San Francisco, CA 94110
Tired of feeling the way you are feeling and ready to take the first step to heal and change. My name is Crystal Carrillo and I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. I service diverse populations ranging from children to older adults. My areas of expertise are ADD/ADHD, Co-Occurring Disorders, Depression, Anxiety, Divorce, Parent-Child Relational Issues, Family Relational Issues, Trauma, Victims of Abuse, Women Issues, Career Changes, Grief and Loss, Bullying, Anger Management, and Life Transitions.
Tired of feeling the way you are feeling and ready to take the first step to heal and change. My name is Crystal Carrillo and I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. I service diverse populations ranging from children to older adults. My areas of expertise are ADD/ADHD, Co-Occurring Disorders, Depression, Anxiety, Divorce, Parent-Child Relational Issues, Family Relational Issues, Trauma, Victims of Abuse, Women Issues, Career Changes, Grief and Loss, Bullying, Anger Management, and Life Transitions.
(909) 639-2490 View (909) 639-2490
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Ivette Sanchez
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
San Francisco, CA 94105
Allow me to offer you a safe place to begin to tell your story of pain, loss, and worry. You will be listened to and validated; learning and developing new, updated coping skills to begin your healing process. It's possible to move forward with positive change & resolutions. I will guide you through the process of healing with support for change. Allow yourself to heal, re-claim your life and connect with yourself.
Allow me to offer you a safe place to begin to tell your story of pain, loss, and worry. You will be listened to and validated; learning and developing new, updated coping skills to begin your healing process. It's possible to move forward with positive change & resolutions. I will guide you through the process of healing with support for change. Allow yourself to heal, re-claim your life and connect with yourself.
(669) 202-9882 View (669) 202-9882
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Matthew Ortega
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
San Francisco, CA 94107
Hi, I am a Marriage & Family Therapist licensed in California with over 11 years of experience working as a mental health counselor, therapist, mentor to at-risk youth, and life coach. I have worked with clients (ages 4-70+) with a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, schizophrenia, schizoaffective disorder, personality disorders, relationship issues, career challenges, OCD, and ADHD. I also helped many people who have experienced anger control issues and eating disorders.
Hi, I am a Marriage & Family Therapist licensed in California with over 11 years of experience working as a mental health counselor, therapist, mentor to at-risk youth, and life coach. I have worked with clients (ages 4-70+) with a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, schizophrenia, schizoaffective disorder, personality disorders, relationship issues, career challenges, OCD, and ADHD. I also helped many people who have experienced anger control issues and eating disorders.
(323) 205-7088 View (323) 205-7088
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Scott Harris
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
San Francisco, CA 94103
With over 25 years of direct clinical experience, I have a wealth of knowledge and experience to support you in whatever solutions to focus upon. We will focus on immediate symptom relief and learn quick and effective, and hopefully positive life-changing skills. I would be happy to work with you individually, with couples, and with families.
With over 25 years of direct clinical experience, I have a wealth of knowledge and experience to support you in whatever solutions to focus upon. We will focus on immediate symptom relief and learn quick and effective, and hopefully positive life-changing skills. I would be happy to work with you individually, with couples, and with families.
(951) 944-1697 View (951) 944-1697
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Katherine D Czesak
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
San Francisco, CA 94104
My approach is to understand you deeply and individualize our work by finding what is most effective for you. All people are unique and their life circumstances are particular to who they are. Through collaboration, we figure out what is what is most beneficial for your wellbeing and also what is realistic for your lifestyle. I look forward to meeting you and exploring what you wish to change through an initial free half hour phone consultation. My two offices, downtown San Francisco and on Piedmont Avenue in Oakland, are accessible by public transportation.
My approach is to understand you deeply and individualize our work by finding what is most effective for you. All people are unique and their life circumstances are particular to who they are. Through collaboration, we figure out what is what is most beneficial for your wellbeing and also what is realistic for your lifestyle. I look forward to meeting you and exploring what you wish to change through an initial free half hour phone consultation. My two offices, downtown San Francisco and on Piedmont Avenue in Oakland, are accessible by public transportation.
(415) 237-6065 View (415) 237-6065
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Ronald Max Allen Yusim
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
San Francisco, CA 94102
The majority of my therapy practice is as an Addiction Couple's Therapist. I offer Private Intensive Weekend Retreats. These are 16-hour workshops that take place in my office in Mill Valley on one reserved weekend. We work privately (just the 3 of us) for two and a half days breaking down your communication issues and learning how to repair and resolve conflicts.
The majority of my therapy practice is as an Addiction Couple's Therapist. I offer Private Intensive Weekend Retreats. These are 16-hour workshops that take place in my office in Mill Valley on one reserved weekend. We work privately (just the 3 of us) for two and a half days breaking down your communication issues and learning how to repair and resolve conflicts.
(415) 877-6907 View (415) 877-6907
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Melissa Legere
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, MS
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
San Francisco, CA 94129
I am a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT) graduating cum laude from California State University, Fullerton with a Masters Degree in Counselling and a BA in Psychology. I am the Clinical Director and C.O.O. at California Behavioral Health in Palm Springs where I have developed the Clinical Program utilizing all Master Level Therapists who work with our residents. The program is founded on evidence-based treatments such as Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, and Cognitive Behavioral Therapies which focus on the uniqueness of every client who is using substances to cope with deeper issues.
I am a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT) graduating cum laude from California State University, Fullerton with a Masters Degree in Counselling and a BA in Psychology. I am the Clinical Director and C.O.O. at California Behavioral Health in Palm Springs where I have developed the Clinical Program utilizing all Master Level Therapists who work with our residents. The program is founded on evidence-based treatments such as Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, and Cognitive Behavioral Therapies which focus on the uniqueness of every client who is using substances to cope with deeper issues.
(442) 244-9787 View (442) 244-9787
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Recovery Without Walls
MD
Verified Verified
San Francisco, CA 94104
The Recovery Without Walls approach transcends the current treatment model for addiction and chronic pain. We integrate pharmacological expertise, personalized care, and tireless patient advocacy to promote healing that extends through all aspects of your life.
The Recovery Without Walls approach transcends the current treatment model for addiction and chronic pain. We integrate pharmacological expertise, personalized care, and tireless patient advocacy to promote healing that extends through all aspects of your life.
(628) 200-3655 View (628) 200-3655

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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.