Substance Use Therapists in San Jose, CA

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Kathleen Bishop
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
San Jose, CA 95128  (Online Only)
I provide online sessions. Do you struggle with chronic dieting and negative body image? It is my passion to support clients who want to break free from these negative patterns. It is possible to find relief. I am a certified in both Intuitive Eating Counseling and EMDR. I use Health At Every Size® principles to guide my practice when working with clients with food and body image issues. I also provide support for substance use disorders, depression, anxiety and phase of life issues (like mid-life career changes and retirement). Follow me on Instagram: body_peace_liberation
I provide online sessions. Do you struggle with chronic dieting and negative body image? It is my passion to support clients who want to break free from these negative patterns. It is possible to find relief. I am a certified in both Intuitive Eating Counseling and EMDR. I use Health At Every Size® principles to guide my practice when working with clients with food and body image issues. I also provide support for substance use disorders, depression, anxiety and phase of life issues (like mid-life career changes and retirement). Follow me on Instagram: body_peace_liberation
(408) 869-1402 View (408) 869-1402
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Amy Modlin
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
San Jose, CA 95122
My name is Amy Modlin. I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and have 15 years of experience providing therapy for individuals facing a variety of issues. I specialize in addictions/substance use, depression/anxiety, trauma/PTSD, grief/loss, work-life stressors and life transitions. My approach to therapy is person-centered. I use a variety of modalities, including CBT, ACT, DBT, MI, and Mindfulness to help my clients develop the coping skills they need to manage their symptoms and achieve goals of overall well-being. I walk alongside my clients to guide the process of growth, healing, and increased insight.
My name is Amy Modlin. I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and have 15 years of experience providing therapy for individuals facing a variety of issues. I specialize in addictions/substance use, depression/anxiety, trauma/PTSD, grief/loss, work-life stressors and life transitions. My approach to therapy is person-centered. I use a variety of modalities, including CBT, ACT, DBT, MI, and Mindfulness to help my clients develop the coping skills they need to manage their symptoms and achieve goals of overall well-being. I walk alongside my clients to guide the process of growth, healing, and increased insight.
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Jason Wu
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
11 Endorsed
San Jose, CA 95128  (Online Only)
My specialties include complex trauma, childhood abuse/neglect, healing from narcissistic/abusive relationships, codependency and relationship problems, substance use disorders, masculinity and men's issues, parenting, and working with Asian American/minority issues such as family conflict, intergenerational trauma, cultural identity & racism.
Though I work with most issues, I specialize in helping people recover from complex trauma. People with narcissistic, abusive, or neglectful parents or partners sometimes develop issues with trusting themselves, have difficulty maintaining close relationships, struggle with an inner critic, vacillate often between depression and anxiety, lack a solid sense of identity, or feel a sense of emptiness when their lives seem great on paper. Sometimes that trauma can even become part of one's identity - I work with clients to build insight, boundaries, self-compassion, and acceptance to free themselves from it & live more fulfilling lives.
My specialties include complex trauma, childhood abuse/neglect, healing from narcissistic/abusive relationships, codependency and relationship problems, substance use disorders, masculinity and men's issues, parenting, and working with Asian American/minority issues such as family conflict, intergenerational trauma, cultural identity & racism.
Though I work with most issues, I specialize in helping people recover from complex trauma. People with narcissistic, abusive, or neglectful parents or partners sometimes develop issues with trusting themselves, have difficulty maintaining close relationships, struggle with an inner critic, vacillate often between depression and anxiety, lack a solid sense of identity, or feel a sense of emptiness when their lives seem great on paper. Sometimes that trauma can even become part of one's identity - I work with clients to build insight, boundaries, self-compassion, and acceptance to free themselves from it & live more fulfilling lives.
(415) 423-2518 View (415) 423-2518
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Julie D. Raia #41143 Honor The Journey Counseling
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, CADC ll
Verified Verified
San Jose, CA 95125
If you are struggling with addiction or substance use, I am a CADC ll (Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselor) in the U.
In the field over twenty five years, I offer an empathetic and compassionate approach. Life can test us from time to time and we all need some support. My passion is working with adolescents, adults, couples, children of divorce and those looking to adopt. I can, also, support you through a life transition which can bring up lots of confusing emotions, including depression and anxiety.
If you are struggling with addiction or substance use, I am a CADC ll (Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselor) in the U.
In the field over twenty five years, I offer an empathetic and compassionate approach. Life can test us from time to time and we all need some support. My passion is working with adolescents, adults, couples, children of divorce and those looking to adopt. I can, also, support you through a life transition which can bring up lots of confusing emotions, including depression and anxiety.
(408) 805-3637 View (408) 805-3637
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Vanessa Magee
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
San Jose, CA 95101
You or a loved one may be struggling with substance use, depression, anxiety, loss, or life transitions (emphasis on the life part). Maybe you just need someone to ask you how you are really doing and be able to hold space for that. You may try talking yourself out of your pain or experience by telling yourself “someone else has it worse” or “I don’t deserve to be happy after everything I’ve done”. We often tell ourselves that our feelings, conflicts, or stories must look a certain way for them to deserve attention. I am committed to allowing you to show up to therapy exactly as you need to without making any changes.
You or a loved one may be struggling with substance use, depression, anxiety, loss, or life transitions (emphasis on the life part). Maybe you just need someone to ask you how you are really doing and be able to hold space for that. You may try talking yourself out of your pain or experience by telling yourself “someone else has it worse” or “I don’t deserve to be happy after everything I’ve done”. We often tell ourselves that our feelings, conflicts, or stories must look a certain way for them to deserve attention. I am committed to allowing you to show up to therapy exactly as you need to without making any changes.
(831) 653-6125 View (831) 653-6125
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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
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Sukhpreet Kaur
Associate Professional Clinical Counselor, APCC
Verified Verified
San Jose, CA 95192
I have experience working with individuals with a variety of challenges that include trauma, anxiety, depression, stress, self-esteem issues, emotional challenges, attachment issues, and substance use.
Welcome! My name is Sukhpreet Kaur, and I am a first generation American. I believe that we are the key to our own healing, therefore it is important to me to hold a space for you that is safe, collaborate, and empowering for healing and exploration.
I have experience working with individuals with a variety of challenges that include trauma, anxiety, depression, stress, self-esteem issues, emotional challenges, attachment issues, and substance use.
Welcome! My name is Sukhpreet Kaur, and I am a first generation American. I believe that we are the key to our own healing, therefore it is important to me to hold a space for you that is safe, collaborate, and empowering for healing and exploration.
(510) 892-4399 View (510) 892-4399
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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
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Kate Henderson Bartenhagen
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
San Jose, CA 95124  (Online Only)
Regarding substance use, I believe that there is not one way to recover but rather multiple paths.
My approach to mental health is collaborative and includes a strong belief that people strive towards wellness and have within them the capacity to heal and grow. I see individuals, couples, and families age 18 and up. I treat couples, sex/infidelity, substance use/abuse, mood disorders, grief and loss, silicon valley stress, life struggles.
Regarding substance use, I believe that there is not one way to recover but rather multiple paths.
My approach to mental health is collaborative and includes a strong belief that people strive towards wellness and have within them the capacity to heal and grow. I see individuals, couples, and families age 18 and up. I treat couples, sex/infidelity, substance use/abuse, mood disorders, grief and loss, silicon valley stress, life struggles.
(408) 840-4106 View (408) 840-4106
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Sandy Kong
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
San Jose, CA 95125
I work with Complex PTSD, BPD, Sexual Trauma, Grief/Loss, Substance Use, Anxiety, Depression, and Relationship Issues.
Are you tired of code/persona switching? Maybe there are some underlying behaviors & emotions that don't make sense & you want to learn more? Or maybe you can't seem to connect with someone who actually "gets it", which doesn't mean they're terrible people, because they're endearing when they try, but they just don't seem to fully understand. It's hard trying to navigate life & all it's complexities. As humans, we're multi-faceted, multi-dimensional beings which can be really overwhelming. There are parts that we love, other parts that we dislike, maybe even hate. This can cause to act in self-sabotaging ways, unintentionally.
I work with Complex PTSD, BPD, Sexual Trauma, Grief/Loss, Substance Use, Anxiety, Depression, and Relationship Issues.
Are you tired of code/persona switching? Maybe there are some underlying behaviors & emotions that don't make sense & you want to learn more? Or maybe you can't seem to connect with someone who actually "gets it", which doesn't mean they're terrible people, because they're endearing when they try, but they just don't seem to fully understand. It's hard trying to navigate life & all it's complexities. As humans, we're multi-faceted, multi-dimensional beings which can be really overwhelming. There are parts that we love, other parts that we dislike, maybe even hate. This can cause to act in self-sabotaging ways, unintentionally.
(408) 822-9054 View (408) 822-9054
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Meredith Roberts
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MA, AMFT
Verified Verified
San Jose, CA 95130
I offer adolescents, young adults and parents a safe, judgement free space to explore/express: feelings of depression and anxiety, low self-esteem, peer or partner relationship issues, school/academic issues, substance use, issues specific to gender and sexual identity, grief/loss, trauma, divorce, remarriage, familial relationship challenges and more.
I am an Associate Marriage Family Therapist and am passionate about helping teens, young adults, and parents learn how to work through the inevitable difficulties that come with this unique stage of life. The majority of my practice focuses on individual work related to identification of key issues/concerns, development of trust and safety, increasing levels of self-awareness, and growth and healing through positive communication. My approach is warm, non-judgemental and client centered, with an emphasis on connection.
I offer adolescents, young adults and parents a safe, judgement free space to explore/express: feelings of depression and anxiety, low self-esteem, peer or partner relationship issues, school/academic issues, substance use, issues specific to gender and sexual identity, grief/loss, trauma, divorce, remarriage, familial relationship challenges and more.
I am an Associate Marriage Family Therapist and am passionate about helping teens, young adults, and parents learn how to work through the inevitable difficulties that come with this unique stage of life. The majority of my practice focuses on individual work related to identification of key issues/concerns, development of trust and safety, increasing levels of self-awareness, and growth and healing through positive communication. My approach is warm, non-judgemental and client centered, with an emphasis on connection.
(408) 583-6536 View (408) 583-6536
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Jamie Williams
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
San Jose, CA 95125
I also work a lot with substance use, as well as environmental changes and disturbances.
I will work with you from a systemic perspective, integrating various therapeutic approaches to accommodate your individual and/or family's needs. I strive to provide a safe and supportive environment and I will collaborate with you to uncover what is at the root of your thoughts and feelings and will help you learn ways to cope and heal.
I also work a lot with substance use, as well as environmental changes and disturbances.
I will work with you from a systemic perspective, integrating various therapeutic approaches to accommodate your individual and/or family's needs. I strive to provide a safe and supportive environment and I will collaborate with you to uncover what is at the root of your thoughts and feelings and will help you learn ways to cope and heal.
(408) 956-6121 View (408) 956-6121
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Felicia Santiago
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
San Jose, CA 95128
I specialize in a variety of issues ranging from: anxiety, stress, grief, depression, relationships, trauma, criminal justice related issues, life transitions, substance use, family conflict and the list goes on.
*Email is preferred way of contact* First off, I want to commend anyone who is taking the initiative to search and scour the Internet for extra support. I know how daunting the process can be, but you are here and this is the first step. Life can be stressful and scary at times. We all come from different walks of life, and sometimes we can not take on the world alone. My name is Felicia Santiago, and I hope to be a support to you by creating a safe space for you to express yourself. I am versatile in my approach and use a variety of therapeutic approaches based on individual clients and their presenting concerns.
I specialize in a variety of issues ranging from: anxiety, stress, grief, depression, relationships, trauma, criminal justice related issues, life transitions, substance use, family conflict and the list goes on.
*Email is preferred way of contact* First off, I want to commend anyone who is taking the initiative to search and scour the Internet for extra support. I know how daunting the process can be, but you are here and this is the first step. Life can be stressful and scary at times. We all come from different walks of life, and sometimes we can not take on the world alone. My name is Felicia Santiago, and I hope to be a support to you by creating a safe space for you to express yourself. I am versatile in my approach and use a variety of therapeutic approaches based on individual clients and their presenting concerns.
(855) 967-1238 View (855) 967-1238
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Tristan Shiota
Pre-Licensed Professional
Verified Verified
San Jose, CA 95126
Congratulations on taking your first step toward happiness and healing. You're not alone, and I'm here to help. Whether you're dealing with substance use, addiction, depression, relationship conflicts, or a range of other issues, we can get through it together
Congratulations on taking your first step toward happiness and healing. You're not alone, and I'm here to help. Whether you're dealing with substance use, addiction, depression, relationship conflicts, or a range of other issues, we can get through it together
(650) 480-3962 x453 View (650) 480-3962 x453
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Anthony Moore
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
San Jose, CA 95153  (Online Only)
As a licensed marriage and family therapist, I warmly welcome clients from diverse backgrounds, including those who've faced homelessness, incarceration, and trauma. My expertise enables me to compassionately assist individuals dealing with anxiety, depression, substance use, and adjusting to change or loss. I provide a secure and accepting space for those feeling stuck, guiding them towards positive steps in their lives. My non-judgmental approach fosters a therapeutic environment where all clients find support and healing. Together, we navigate life's challenges, promoting growth and resilience.
As a licensed marriage and family therapist, I warmly welcome clients from diverse backgrounds, including those who've faced homelessness, incarceration, and trauma. My expertise enables me to compassionately assist individuals dealing with anxiety, depression, substance use, and adjusting to change or loss. I provide a secure and accepting space for those feeling stuck, guiding them towards positive steps in their lives. My non-judgmental approach fosters a therapeutic environment where all clients find support and healing. Together, we navigate life's challenges, promoting growth and resilience.
(408) 868-5053 View (408) 868-5053
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Constantine Kazos
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
San Jose, CA 95117
I work with Children, Adolescents and Families, Individuals and Couples dealing with depression, anxiety, grief, substance use, marital issues, trauma, domestic violence, work/life balance, parenting issues.
"I enjoy facilitating individual healing and growth for individuals, couples and families in order to find a path to thrive through difficult life transitions and stressful times."
I work with Children, Adolescents and Families, Individuals and Couples dealing with depression, anxiety, grief, substance use, marital issues, trauma, domestic violence, work/life balance, parenting issues.
"I enjoy facilitating individual healing and growth for individuals, couples and families in order to find a path to thrive through difficult life transitions and stressful times."
(650) 284-2064 View (650) 284-2064
Celanire Shangraw
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
San Jose, CA 95120
Hi, my name is Celanire (Cel) Shangraw and I am an LCSW. I enjoy supporting my clients to live a happier and more fulfilling life by overcoming obstacles and hurdles. I work with a wide variety of clients, mostly aged 18-40. I have worked in inpatient settings treating severe substance use and mental health concerns. I use a person-centered focus. I prescribe a number of different modalities since each individual client may need a different approach to meet their needs.
Hi, my name is Celanire (Cel) Shangraw and I am an LCSW. I enjoy supporting my clients to live a happier and more fulfilling life by overcoming obstacles and hurdles. I work with a wide variety of clients, mostly aged 18-40. I have worked in inpatient settings treating severe substance use and mental health concerns. I use a person-centered focus. I prescribe a number of different modalities since each individual client may need a different approach to meet their needs.
(669) 338-1084 View (669) 338-1084
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Rebecca Souza
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
San Jose, CA 95132
I have over ten years of experience as a therapist specializing in anxiety, depression, and substance use.
Hi, and welcome to my page. First and foremost, I want to say how important it is to choose a therapist that feels right for you. A little about how I work .....I believe the therapeutic relationship is the foundation of our work together. I want to hear and encourage you to tell me your needs, what works best for you, and what is most vital for you to work on.
I have over ten years of experience as a therapist specializing in anxiety, depression, and substance use.
Hi, and welcome to my page. First and foremost, I want to say how important it is to choose a therapist that feels right for you. A little about how I work .....I believe the therapeutic relationship is the foundation of our work together. I want to hear and encourage you to tell me your needs, what works best for you, and what is most vital for you to work on.
(408) 413-3783 View (408) 413-3783
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Yasmin Safdie
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
San Jose, CA 95126
I have significant experience working with mood disorders, anxiety disorders, trauma, dual diagnoses (chronic conditions), and substance use disorders.
My name is Yasmin Safdie. I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with over 15 years of experience in the field of mental health. Throughout my career, I have worked with individuals from all walks of life in a variety of settings (hospitals, residential treatments, community clinics, intensive programs, outpatient therapy, etc.). I am trained in evidence-based practices such as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Interpersonal Psychotherapy, Motivational Interviewing, Harm Reduction, Trauma-focused somatic approaches, etc. My approach and style are organic, and they adapt to the needs and desires of the person whom I am working with.
I have significant experience working with mood disorders, anxiety disorders, trauma, dual diagnoses (chronic conditions), and substance use disorders.
My name is Yasmin Safdie. I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with over 15 years of experience in the field of mental health. Throughout my career, I have worked with individuals from all walks of life in a variety of settings (hospitals, residential treatments, community clinics, intensive programs, outpatient therapy, etc.). I am trained in evidence-based practices such as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Interpersonal Psychotherapy, Motivational Interviewing, Harm Reduction, Trauma-focused somatic approaches, etc. My approach and style are organic, and they adapt to the needs and desires of the person whom I am working with.
(707) 229-1785 View (707) 229-1785
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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
Substance Use Therapists

How do substance and drug recovery or rehabilitation programs work?

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

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 substance use reduce the amount of drugs they consume. It is not abstinence-based like a 12-step program, but combining harm reduction with psychotherapy proves to be effective for many people.

Are there specific medications for substance and drug use?

There are medications approved to treat substance use disorder—such as buprenorphine, methadone, naltrexone, and acamprosate. These medications do help people cope with substance use as well as avoid the problem of relapse. Naltrexone can help reduce cravings, methadone is an opioid medication used to treat severe pain, and acamprosate may help ease symptoms like poor sleep and anxious feelings.