Alcohol Use Therapists in San Jose, CA

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Photo of Ricky Boots Adams-Townsend, Marriage & Family Therapist in San Jose, CA
Ricky Boots Adams-Townsend
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT
Verified Verified
San Jose, CA 95125
I help identify values, illuminate barriers interfering with living a fulfilling life, such as mental health symptoms, substance or alcohol use/abuse, or intra/inter-personal issues, and then create effective goals to begin making meaningful change.
Is there something stopping you from living a fulfilling and valued life? You likely have some thoughts about what these barriers (something’s) are, and yet, navigating around them has been to no avail. Powerful emotional experiences, and or, old behavioral patterns can be unrelenting, new ones can be scary, or appear too far off in the distance to effect meaningful change, and still you are motivated to try something new such that value, meaning, or an improvement in your quality of life is returned.
I help identify values, illuminate barriers interfering with living a fulfilling life, such as mental health symptoms, substance or alcohol use/abuse, or intra/inter-personal issues, and then create effective goals to begin making meaningful change.
Is there something stopping you from living a fulfilling and valued life? You likely have some thoughts about what these barriers (something’s) are, and yet, navigating around them has been to no avail. Powerful emotional experiences, and or, old behavioral patterns can be unrelenting, new ones can be scary, or appear too far off in the distance to effect meaningful change, and still you are motivated to try something new such that value, meaning, or an improvement in your quality of life is returned.
(669) 273-1931 View (669) 273-1931
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Ivette Sanchez
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
San Jose, CA 95135
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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Irina Tsukanova
Drug & Alcohol Counselor, CADC I
Verified Verified
San Jose, CA 95126
If alcohol and other substances became the only way for you to deal with daily problems, I can help you to navigate through the endless circle. As parents, we face unique, everyday challenges dealing with our families and professional life. Oftentimes, we neglect to care for our needs and wants. Each person has a unique situation, and I will make your journey to recovery easier. I use motivational interviewing, positive psychology, and many other methods to help my client to overcome the substance use disorder.
If alcohol and other substances became the only way for you to deal with daily problems, I can help you to navigate through the endless circle. As parents, we face unique, everyday challenges dealing with our families and professional life. Oftentimes, we neglect to care for our needs and wants. Each person has a unique situation, and I will make your journey to recovery easier. I use motivational interviewing, positive psychology, and many other methods to help my client to overcome the substance use disorder.
(408) 840-4086 View (408) 840-4086
Rosemarie Carver
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
San Jose, CA 95124
Stag of life issues for client. Job ,relationship issues, Additions. Depression. aging and mental health/depression.
Stag of life issues for client. Job ,relationship issues, Additions. Depression. aging and mental health/depression.
(408) 831-6981 View (408) 831-6981
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Felicia Hermle
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, CADC-II
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
San Jose, CA 95126  (Online Only)
You’re looking for a safe space to process and talk about addiction or substance use issues as well as the high demands you face everyday. You’re a stressed out high achiever trying to get sober or maintain sobriety and find mental balance. You’re feeling insecure about whether or not you're going to be able to stay sober. Maybe you've been sober for a while and you're already plugged into a 12 step or other sober community but you need a little "outside help" for your mental wellness..
You’re looking for a safe space to process and talk about addiction or substance use issues as well as the high demands you face everyday. You’re a stressed out high achiever trying to get sober or maintain sobriety and find mental balance. You’re feeling insecure about whether or not you're going to be able to stay sober. Maybe you've been sober for a while and you're already plugged into a 12 step or other sober community but you need a little "outside help" for your mental wellness..
(408) 662-1269 View (408) 662-1269
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Jerry David Mermis
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, MA
Verified Verified
San Jose, CA 95101
Facing, financial, legal, professional, relationship, behavior or addiction issues. Fourty years experience supporting people in troubles of every kind imaginable. I have also focused on men's issues, life transitions, grief, loss and spiritual issues. My goal is to help individuals with dual diagnosis, depression, marriage problems, addictions, parenting issues, fear, anxiety, grief, decision making, burnout, stress and family crisis, doubt, anger or forgiveness. We’ll work together to change behaviors and attitudes. I work with you to strengthen your recovery. E-mail me at karmajerry@yahoo.com
Facing, financial, legal, professional, relationship, behavior or addiction issues. Fourty years experience supporting people in troubles of every kind imaginable. I have also focused on men's issues, life transitions, grief, loss and spiritual issues. My goal is to help individuals with dual diagnosis, depression, marriage problems, addictions, parenting issues, fear, anxiety, grief, decision making, burnout, stress and family crisis, doubt, anger or forgiveness. We’ll work together to change behaviors and attitudes. I work with you to strengthen your recovery. E-mail me at karmajerry@yahoo.com
(831) 272-4969 View (831) 272-4969
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Laura L Sanchez-Lmft
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
San Jose, CA 95121  (Online Only)
Telehealth therapy is available for clients who live in California, including evening appointments. I am a compassionate, supportive, culturally competent, & an intelligent therapist with experience. I help clients set goals for therapy. I have experience working with clients from different cultures and backgrounds. I work with multiple clients who struggle with w/symptoms of depression, anxiety, life transitions, grief/loss, complex prolonged grief, sexual assault, complex trauma, communication issues, childless by choice or not by choice, IVF, parenting, PTSD, addictions and more. I offer couples or individual sessions.
Telehealth therapy is available for clients who live in California, including evening appointments. I am a compassionate, supportive, culturally competent, & an intelligent therapist with experience. I help clients set goals for therapy. I have experience working with clients from different cultures and backgrounds. I work with multiple clients who struggle with w/symptoms of depression, anxiety, life transitions, grief/loss, complex prolonged grief, sexual assault, complex trauma, communication issues, childless by choice or not by choice, IVF, parenting, PTSD, addictions and more. I offer couples or individual sessions.
(530) 444-6857 View (530) 444-6857
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Carolyn Josephine Sidhu
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
San Jose, CA 95127
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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Kevin Kuhlow
Drug & Alcohol Counselor, LAADC, MS
Verified Verified
San Jose, CA 95123
Is alcohol or another substance holding you back? Are you a professional or executive who has found that the one thing you haven't been able to overcome is substance use? Many clinicians don't truly understand the stress and loneliness that professional success can create. My experience as a senior executive and addiction professional can help you break free and achieve your true potential. Don't let substance abuse be the one thing you haven't been able to overcome as a professional. I utilize positive counseling techniques designed to capitalize on your strengths to help you overcome substance use and achieve your potential.
Is alcohol or another substance holding you back? Are you a professional or executive who has found that the one thing you haven't been able to overcome is substance use? Many clinicians don't truly understand the stress and loneliness that professional success can create. My experience as a senior executive and addiction professional can help you break free and achieve your true potential. Don't let substance abuse be the one thing you haven't been able to overcome as a professional. I utilize positive counseling techniques designed to capitalize on your strengths to help you overcome substance use and achieve your potential.
(650) 420-4560 View (650) 420-4560
Photo of Sarah Plep, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in San Jose, CA
Sarah Plep
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
San Jose, CA 95125
As a therapist I work with individuals, adolescents, families and couples. My main frameworks are cognitive behavioral therapy, strengths based psychotherapy, and motivational interviewing. My primary job is to provide you with a safe non-judgemental space to process and to achieve the goals that will make you more fulfilled in our high stress Bay Area. I can serve as a guide along this path as you discover what it means to be the truest you. As well as assist you to overcome whatever has been holding you back. It isn’t always easy but working on ourselves brings great rewards.
As a therapist I work with individuals, adolescents, families and couples. My main frameworks are cognitive behavioral therapy, strengths based psychotherapy, and motivational interviewing. My primary job is to provide you with a safe non-judgemental space to process and to achieve the goals that will make you more fulfilled in our high stress Bay Area. I can serve as a guide along this path as you discover what it means to be the truest you. As well as assist you to overcome whatever has been holding you back. It isn’t always easy but working on ourselves brings great rewards.
(408) 827-1815 View (408) 827-1815
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Matthew Ortega
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
San Jose, CA 95128
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.
(925) 633-6197 View (925) 633-6197
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Zari Alipour
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
San Jose, CA 95129
Each of us is responsible for our own destiny. It has been my honor to witness people transforming their lives and living their dreams. I am a licensed psychologist and an RN. I provide treatment for individuals, couples, and I am a compassionate therapist and a good listener. I build up reports with my clients easily. My therapy modalities are specifically tailored to client needs. My therapeutic modalities are specifically tailored to client needs. My specialties are addiction, alcohol and drug counseling, anxiety, depression, and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).
Each of us is responsible for our own destiny. It has been my honor to witness people transforming their lives and living their dreams. I am a licensed psychologist and an RN. I provide treatment for individuals, couples, and I am a compassionate therapist and a good listener. I build up reports with my clients easily. My therapy modalities are specifically tailored to client needs. My therapeutic modalities are specifically tailored to client needs. My specialties are addiction, alcohol and drug counseling, anxiety, depression, and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).
(805) 360-5746 View (805) 360-5746
Photo of Elizabeth Essner, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in San Jose, CA
Elizabeth Essner
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
San Jose, CA 95124
Are you overwhelmed by alcohol or drug use? Is it creating problems for you? I help people with substance use issues live better lives. I can help you address these problems and find a way out of the pain and despair. I provide you a safe environment, which is free from judgment. Whether you want to quit completely (abstinence) or cut down and control your drinking or using (harm reduction), I will support you in your journey. If you are already in recovery, I respect and support your efforts as you participate in therapy. I work with couples struggling around alcohol, addiction, and codependency issues in their relationship.
Are you overwhelmed by alcohol or drug use? Is it creating problems for you? I help people with substance use issues live better lives. I can help you address these problems and find a way out of the pain and despair. I provide you a safe environment, which is free from judgment. Whether you want to quit completely (abstinence) or cut down and control your drinking or using (harm reduction), I will support you in your journey. If you are already in recovery, I respect and support your efforts as you participate in therapy. I work with couples struggling around alcohol, addiction, and codependency issues in their relationship.
(408) 549-9732 View (408) 549-9732
Photo of Austin Smythe, Marriage & Family Therapist in San Jose, CA
Austin Smythe
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
San Jose, CA 95125  (Online Only)
——Currently accepting new clients—— Working with me is easy. We’ll have a conversation, but one that brings you into deeper connection with yourself: your thoughts, your feelings, your goals, your unhealed wounds. Together, we’ll talk through these and get a sense of what in your life is limiting you from feeling as good as you can. Then we’ll walk through the steps of healing and overcoming them.
——Currently accepting new clients—— Working with me is easy. We’ll have a conversation, but one that brings you into deeper connection with yourself: your thoughts, your feelings, your goals, your unhealed wounds. Together, we’ll talk through these and get a sense of what in your life is limiting you from feeling as good as you can. Then we’ll walk through the steps of healing and overcoming them.
(628) 400-0801 View (628) 400-0801
Photo of Lisa Sullivan, Marriage & Family Therapist in San Jose, CA
Lisa Sullivan
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
San Jose, CA 95128
Do you have a challenge you would like to overcome? Do you sometimes feel isolated and unable to connect with others because you have problems you can't share? Life presents us all, at times, with obstacles and challenges. My practice is centered on providing a supportive environment for individuals and families to make changes, grow personally, and overcome the obstacles preventing them from from fully experiencing the joy of life. Together, we work to gain insight into the causes of conflict and personal challenge, and develop strategies and learn new skills to succeed now and in the future.
Do you have a challenge you would like to overcome? Do you sometimes feel isolated and unable to connect with others because you have problems you can't share? Life presents us all, at times, with obstacles and challenges. My practice is centered on providing a supportive environment for individuals and families to make changes, grow personally, and overcome the obstacles preventing them from from fully experiencing the joy of life. Together, we work to gain insight into the causes of conflict and personal challenge, and develop strategies and learn new skills to succeed now and in the future.
(408) 831-7915 View (408) 831-7915
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Christian Counseling Center San Jose
Marriage & Family Therapist
Verified Verified
San Jose, CA 95124
Christian Counseling Center San Jose has provided mental health services, support, and educational training to the Bay Area community for more than 30+ Years. Our team of 50+ therapists are passionate about caring for your emotional, mental, and relational needs through our broad range of clinical expertise. We are here to help!
Christian Counseling Center San Jose has provided mental health services, support, and educational training to the Bay Area community for more than 30+ Years. Our team of 50+ therapists are passionate about caring for your emotional, mental, and relational needs through our broad range of clinical expertise. We are here to help!
(408) 413-4529 View (408) 413-4529
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Audrey Hu
Associate Clinical Social Worker, ASW
Verified Verified
San Jose, CA 95125
We all feel lost from time to time, but there’s always light at the end of the tunnel. I’ve been through my own therapy as a young adult when I was stuck in a bout of anxiety and panic attacks due to childhood trauma. Throughout my years of working with traumatized individuals, I learned first-hand about how childhood trauma can have a strong impact on adulthood. I can help you address unresolved trauma, in order for you to find passion, connection, and purpose in your life.
We all feel lost from time to time, but there’s always light at the end of the tunnel. I’ve been through my own therapy as a young adult when I was stuck in a bout of anxiety and panic attacks due to childhood trauma. Throughout my years of working with traumatized individuals, I learned first-hand about how childhood trauma can have a strong impact on adulthood. I can help you address unresolved trauma, in order for you to find passion, connection, and purpose in your life.
(408) 404-5583 View (408) 404-5583
Photo of Steve Monte, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in San Jose, CA
Steve Monte
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
San Jose, CA 95131
ATTENTION PROFESSIONALS STRUGGLING WITH HIGH ANXIETY AND/OR RELATIONSHIP ISSUES (AT WORK OR HOME): You really want to talk with someone, but you're not sure who to trust. When you describe tough challenges at work or with your family, you want someone who GETS IT. The last thing you need is to discover that your counselor has too little experience to bring any new solutions to the table. You're looking for someone who's "BEEN THERE AND DONE THAT." Someone who inspires confidence with the way they approach their work, and someone who's already solved the problems you're dealing with.
ATTENTION PROFESSIONALS STRUGGLING WITH HIGH ANXIETY AND/OR RELATIONSHIP ISSUES (AT WORK OR HOME): You really want to talk with someone, but you're not sure who to trust. When you describe tough challenges at work or with your family, you want someone who GETS IT. The last thing you need is to discover that your counselor has too little experience to bring any new solutions to the table. You're looking for someone who's "BEEN THERE AND DONE THAT." Someone who inspires confidence with the way they approach their work, and someone who's already solved the problems you're dealing with.
(510) 405-4674 View (510) 405-4674
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Silver Lake Psychology--San Jose location
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
San Jose, CA 95125
Learn how to feel more connected to yourself, others and the world around you. Therapy provides all the elements of intimacy: honest communication, vulnerability and trust. Good therapy is challenging yet warm, providing both structure and empathy for your unique experience. We are a collective of therapists with a wide range of specialties. Our intake professionals will help connect you with the right therapist for your needs. We make appointments easy, offering evenings and weekends and flexibility for creative professionals who can't make the same time each week.
Learn how to feel more connected to yourself, others and the world around you. Therapy provides all the elements of intimacy: honest communication, vulnerability and trust. Good therapy is challenging yet warm, providing both structure and empathy for your unique experience. We are a collective of therapists with a wide range of specialties. Our intake professionals will help connect you with the right therapist for your needs. We make appointments easy, offering evenings and weekends and flexibility for creative professionals who can't make the same time each week.
(408) 539-2978 View (408) 539-2978
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Psychological Testing & Evaluations - Dr. Dean
Psychologist, PsyD, QME, Author
Verified Verified
San Jose, CA 95113
I'm Dr. Dean Leav, licensed psychologist and qualified medical evaluator (QME). I've been featured on ABC, NBC, KCAL, and other programs as an expert psychologist. I provide Evaluation Services, including (and not limited to): diagnostics (ADHD, Autism, Learning Dis.), cognitive/neuropsychological evaluations, workers' compensation (QME/AME), immigration-related evaluations, pre-adoption psychological evaluations, parenting/bonding assessments, drug & alcohol evaluations, pre-employment evaluations, and legal/forensics/criminal evaluations. These evaluations may be used to meet eligibility for certain services or accommodations.
I'm Dr. Dean Leav, licensed psychologist and qualified medical evaluator (QME). I've been featured on ABC, NBC, KCAL, and other programs as an expert psychologist. I provide Evaluation Services, including (and not limited to): diagnostics (ADHD, Autism, Learning Dis.), cognitive/neuropsychological evaluations, workers' compensation (QME/AME), immigration-related evaluations, pre-adoption psychological evaluations, parenting/bonding assessments, drug & alcohol evaluations, pre-employment evaluations, and legal/forensics/criminal evaluations. These evaluations may be used to meet eligibility for certain services or accommodations.
(650) 719-1562 View (650) 719-1562

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.