Addiction Therapists in Saratoga, CA

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Blythe Thomas
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, AMFT, APCC
Verified Verified
Saratoga, CA 95070
My specialties are: Childhood trauma/family of origin issues, Codependent behavior, Emotional dysregulation, Grief, Depression, Anxiety, Addiction, Anger Management, Play Therapy for Children, Phase of Life Changes, PTSD and C-PTSD.
Navigating life’s ups and downs can be challenging. Taking a pause and realizing that you aren’t living the life you want is an important step. As a therapist I recognize that moving towards change can be difficult on your own. I respect that it takes courage to reach out for help. Many of my clients seek out therapy to address stress, anxiety, depression, grief, and/or the impacts of trauma. They have come to understand that they are stuck in some way and want movement in a new, healthier, more fulfilling direction.
My specialties are: Childhood trauma/family of origin issues, Codependent behavior, Emotional dysregulation, Grief, Depression, Anxiety, Addiction, Anger Management, Play Therapy for Children, Phase of Life Changes, PTSD and C-PTSD.
Navigating life’s ups and downs can be challenging. Taking a pause and realizing that you aren’t living the life you want is an important step. As a therapist I recognize that moving towards change can be difficult on your own. I respect that it takes courage to reach out for help. Many of my clients seek out therapy to address stress, anxiety, depression, grief, and/or the impacts of trauma. They have come to understand that they are stuck in some way and want movement in a new, healthier, more fulfilling direction.
(408) 676-4298 View (408) 676-4298
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George Mageles
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
Saratoga, CA 95070  (Online Only)
I view as some of my most important work that which instills hope and eases emotional pain -- in particular with our youth. Anger, Addiction and the struggles of Adolescence can be addressed, and a path to a better life can be found. I work with individuals from adolescence through late adulthood, couples, and families. My areas of specialization include: Anger, Addiction, Adolescence, Family Issues, Grief and Loss, and Relationships.
I view as some of my most important work that which instills hope and eases emotional pain -- in particular with our youth. Anger, Addiction and the struggles of Adolescence can be addressed, and a path to a better life can be found. I work with individuals from adolescence through late adulthood, couples, and families. My areas of specialization include: Anger, Addiction, Adolescence, Family Issues, Grief and Loss, and Relationships.
(408) 359-5824 View (408) 359-5824
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Alisha Boley
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Saratoga, CA 95070
Struggling with a mental health or emotional issue? A difficult child/teen? In your relationship? Difficult life transitions? Addiction issues? Gender Identity? Family reunification? I can help you overcome your problems and embrace a healthier lifestyle. You deserve a therapist who will truly strive to understand the way you think. I will take the time to understand your thought processes, emotions, fears, and concerns. Of course, seeking therapy is not always easy; but you deserve to get the help you need to live a happy, fulfilling life.
Struggling with a mental health or emotional issue? A difficult child/teen? In your relationship? Difficult life transitions? Addiction issues? Gender Identity? Family reunification? I can help you overcome your problems and embrace a healthier lifestyle. You deserve a therapist who will truly strive to understand the way you think. I will take the time to understand your thought processes, emotions, fears, and concerns. Of course, seeking therapy is not always easy; but you deserve to get the help you need to live a happy, fulfilling life.
(408) 669-3640 View (408) 669-3640
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James Lambert
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, MDiv, LMFT
Verified Verified
Saratoga, CA 95070
Whether it is stress, anxiety, depression, addiction, or relationship difficulties.
If you've been struggling for awhile, your life can be different. You can't change your past. But you can change your future. You and your loved ones can write a fresh, new chapter for your individual lives and relationships.
Whether it is stress, anxiety, depression, addiction, or relationship difficulties.
If you've been struggling for awhile, your life can be different. You can't change your past. But you can change your future. You and your loved ones can write a fresh, new chapter for your individual lives and relationships.
(415) 702-4268 View (415) 702-4268
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Ansberto Martinez
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Saratoga, CA 95070
My name is Ans Martinez and I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist based in Los Angeles, California. I have been providing outpatient mental health treatment to adolescents and young adults for many years. My expertise includes anxiety, ADHD, adjustment, depression, parenting, substance use and addiction, trauma, and other behavioral and developmental challenges impacting adolescents and young adults. I also have extensive experience working and providing LGBTQ+ affirmative psychotherapy and trauma-informed care to other underrepresented communities.
My name is Ans Martinez and I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist based in Los Angeles, California. I have been providing outpatient mental health treatment to adolescents and young adults for many years. My expertise includes anxiety, ADHD, adjustment, depression, parenting, substance use and addiction, trauma, and other behavioral and developmental challenges impacting adolescents and young adults. I also have extensive experience working and providing LGBTQ+ affirmative psychotherapy and trauma-informed care to other underrepresented communities.
(949) 755-8936 View (949) 755-8936
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Alison Silvius Casanova
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
Saratoga, CA 95070
I love helping people of all ages who struggle with social skills, who have suffered from trauma/loss/addiction, or who are affected by people in their lives who struggle with addiction.
Finding a therapist is hard! It doesn't help that there are so many to choose from. I think the most important part is actually liking the person you are talking to. Take a look at my page (and website), and if you think we may be a good fit, I encourage you to call me for a free 15 minute consultation. If we end up working together, I will do my best to find which methods align with you so that I can help you get to the place you want to be.
I love helping people of all ages who struggle with social skills, who have suffered from trauma/loss/addiction, or who are affected by people in their lives who struggle with addiction.
Finding a therapist is hard! It doesn't help that there are so many to choose from. I think the most important part is actually liking the person you are talking to. Take a look at my page (and website), and if you think we may be a good fit, I encourage you to call me for a free 15 minute consultation. If we end up working together, I will do my best to find which methods align with you so that I can help you get to the place you want to be.
(408) 214-6656 View (408) 214-6656
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Meredith Hanna-Wheelock
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Saratoga, CA 95070
I am Meredith Hanna, a marriage and family therapist with 25 years of experience working with individuals, couples, and families. My specialties include substance abuse, codependency, life transitions, relationships, infertility issues, Self-worth and self-compassion, and mood disorders. I see the therapeutic relationship as a healing path to change. As a therapist, I deeply value connection with my clients and view the therapeutic process as a genuine and collaborative effort.
I am Meredith Hanna, a marriage and family therapist with 25 years of experience working with individuals, couples, and families. My specialties include substance abuse, codependency, life transitions, relationships, infertility issues, Self-worth and self-compassion, and mood disorders. I see the therapeutic relationship as a healing path to change. As a therapist, I deeply value connection with my clients and view the therapeutic process as a genuine and collaborative effort.
(909) 531-4410 View (909) 531-4410
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Blake Williamson
Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor, LMHC
Verified Verified
Saratoga, CA 95070
Hi, I am Blake Williamson. I have been in private practice for over 13 years. I specialize in anxiety, depression, anger issues, addiction, trauma, and PTSD. Welcome to taking that first step towards healing your mental health. Psychotherapy & counseling can help us to heal. Mental health is interconnected to physical health. If I find your issues are beyond my scope and practice, I will refer you to other therapists, etc. You are welcome to stop therapy at any time and change therapists.
Hi, I am Blake Williamson. I have been in private practice for over 13 years. I specialize in anxiety, depression, anger issues, addiction, trauma, and PTSD. Welcome to taking that first step towards healing your mental health. Psychotherapy & counseling can help us to heal. Mental health is interconnected to physical health. If I find your issues are beyond my scope and practice, I will refer you to other therapists, etc. You are welcome to stop therapy at any time and change therapists.
(818) 485-4389 View (818) 485-4389
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Morgan Joines
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Saratoga, CA 95071  (Online Only)
I enjoy working with those that are looking for support and guidance around relationships, family stress, work stress, anxiety, addiction, co-dependency, life-transitions, self-esteem, boundaries.
You're doing your best to get through life and curve balls it sometimes throws at you. But that doesn't mean that its easy, and you definitely don't have to do it alone! If you are struggling, with the challenges of life, relationships, family stress, work stress, anxiety, addiction, co-dependency, life-transitions, self-esteem, boundaries, etc., lets work together to help you manage and navigate the challenges that lay before you. I practice IFS, motivational interviewing, solution focused, narrative therapy, Jungian, and often implement a spiritual approach when applicable.
I enjoy working with those that are looking for support and guidance around relationships, family stress, work stress, anxiety, addiction, co-dependency, life-transitions, self-esteem, boundaries.
You're doing your best to get through life and curve balls it sometimes throws at you. But that doesn't mean that its easy, and you definitely don't have to do it alone! If you are struggling, with the challenges of life, relationships, family stress, work stress, anxiety, addiction, co-dependency, life-transitions, self-esteem, boundaries, etc., lets work together to help you manage and navigate the challenges that lay before you. I practice IFS, motivational interviewing, solution focused, narrative therapy, Jungian, and often implement a spiritual approach when applicable.
(408) 413-3287 View (408) 413-3287
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Shashon McCalister
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Saratoga, CA 95070
My approach to therapy is to meet the client where they are. My theoretical approach is eclectic; however, some of my favorites include CBT, Solution Focus, and Positive Psychology. With over 14 years of experience in residential and outpatient substance abuse treatment and behavioral health, I am experienced in working with co-occurring disorders and the multifaceted and complex aspects of substance use/abuse.
My approach to therapy is to meet the client where they are. My theoretical approach is eclectic; however, some of my favorites include CBT, Solution Focus, and Positive Psychology. With over 14 years of experience in residential and outpatient substance abuse treatment and behavioral health, I am experienced in working with co-occurring disorders and the multifaceted and complex aspects of substance use/abuse.
(831) 273-6891 View (831) 273-6891
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Ellen Noon
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, CSAT, CEMDR
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Saratoga, CA 95070  (Online Only)
I am a sex therapist and couples counselor. I provide expert care for couples’ issues, intimacy struggles, sexual struggles, infidelity, sexual compulsivity, sexual addiction and trauma. My goal is to create an intimate space where both partners can share their experience and feelings. I also work with individuals on their relationship issues. My intention is to share a journey that will allow you to unlock the whatever it is that is keeping you from having a happy, fulfilling life. The work that you do now can positively impact you and your partner for a life time. If you are serious about change deep transformation is possible.
I am a sex therapist and couples counselor. I provide expert care for couples’ issues, intimacy struggles, sexual struggles, infidelity, sexual compulsivity, sexual addiction and trauma. My goal is to create an intimate space where both partners can share their experience and feelings. I also work with individuals on their relationship issues. My intention is to share a journey that will allow you to unlock the whatever it is that is keeping you from having a happy, fulfilling life. The work that you do now can positively impact you and your partner for a life time. If you are serious about change deep transformation is possible.
(669) 254-3007 View (669) 254-3007
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Rachel Connett
Marriage & Family Therapist, PhD, MSc, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Saratoga, CA 95070
Currently accepting new clients! I work with adolescents and adults that have issues with anxiety, depression, substance abuse, self-esteem, trauma-related disorders, career changes, life transitions, and women's issues with the collaborative goal to significantly improve functioning and quality of life.
Rachel's passion is to meet each client where they are in their life struggle, self, relationships, work, guide them through the process of self-actualization to achieve independence so that they can return to their full functioning. Rachel uses a tailored therapeutic approach and utilizes an evidence-based approach (CBT, DBT, ACT) and addresses specific problem areas - cognitive distortion, distress tolerance, acceptance, self-compassion, and behaviors that hinder people from moving forward in their lives, thus achieving positive and fulfilling outcomes, and ultimately improve functioning and imbalance.
Currently accepting new clients! I work with adolescents and adults that have issues with anxiety, depression, substance abuse, self-esteem, trauma-related disorders, career changes, life transitions, and women's issues with the collaborative goal to significantly improve functioning and quality of life.
Rachel's passion is to meet each client where they are in their life struggle, self, relationships, work, guide them through the process of self-actualization to achieve independence so that they can return to their full functioning. Rachel uses a tailored therapeutic approach and utilizes an evidence-based approach (CBT, DBT, ACT) and addresses specific problem areas - cognitive distortion, distress tolerance, acceptance, self-compassion, and behaviors that hinder people from moving forward in their lives, thus achieving positive and fulfilling outcomes, and ultimately improve functioning and imbalance.
(408) 628-1464 View (408) 628-1464
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Miranda Robinson
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Saratoga, CA 95070  (Online Only)
Some of the issues that I work with are trauma and abuse, depression, anxiety, mood disorders, parenting issues, relationships, sexual problems, addiction and grief and loss.
Experienced trauma and having some sort of related struggle? Helping you work through past/present life experiences is one of the greatest rewards as a therapist. I enjoy helping you learn how to get grounded in the present and live your best life. We can all use someone to talk to who offers us a non-judgmental, objective relationship and that really listens and supports us where we are. I provide a warm, safe environment for you to identify and process struggles that prevent you from being the best version of yourself and living the life you want. I want to help you so you can live fully!
Some of the issues that I work with are trauma and abuse, depression, anxiety, mood disorders, parenting issues, relationships, sexual problems, addiction and grief and loss.
Experienced trauma and having some sort of related struggle? Helping you work through past/present life experiences is one of the greatest rewards as a therapist. I enjoy helping you learn how to get grounded in the present and live your best life. We can all use someone to talk to who offers us a non-judgmental, objective relationship and that really listens and supports us where we are. I provide a warm, safe environment for you to identify and process struggles that prevent you from being the best version of yourself and living the life you want. I want to help you so you can live fully!
(503) 213-9147 View (503) 213-9147
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Resilience Collective Psychology Group
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
Saratoga, CA 95070  (Online Only)
It's good to meet you. I'm Brandon Mason, a licensed psychologist, specializing in supporting individuals dealing with anxiety, OCD, depression, trauma, habits, and addictions.
It's good to meet you. I'm Brandon Mason, a licensed psychologist, specializing in supporting individuals dealing with anxiety, OCD, depression, trauma, habits, and addictions.
(559) 462-8504 View (559) 462-8504
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Christian Counseling Center San Jose
Marriage & Family Therapist
Verified Verified
Saratoga, CA 95070
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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Minnie Shukla
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
Saratoga, CA 95070
The most difficult and painful circumstances in our lives can also serve as an opportunity to look at what needs our attention! Very often, we give our POWER away to people and situations in our life, causing us to feel victimized and stuck. Your current challenges can be a gateway towards self empowerment! you do not need to walk this path alone. In a safe space, we can begin the process of uncovering and healing the pain which may be keeping you paralyzed! It is possible to regain trust and confidence, in order to invite joy back into your life, get you power back and enjoy waking up each day !
The most difficult and painful circumstances in our lives can also serve as an opportunity to look at what needs our attention! Very often, we give our POWER away to people and situations in our life, causing us to feel victimized and stuck. Your current challenges can be a gateway towards self empowerment! you do not need to walk this path alone. In a safe space, we can begin the process of uncovering and healing the pain which may be keeping you paralyzed! It is possible to regain trust and confidence, in order to invite joy back into your life, get you power back and enjoy waking up each day !
(408) 850-4338 View (408) 850-4338
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Marilee Ruebsamen
Psychologist, PhD
Not Verified Not Verified
Saratoga, CA 95070
Are you concerned for your children in an ongoing high conflict divorce or another highly distressing situation? I consult, support, offer parent/child coping strategies to prevent longterm effects of severe stress & trauma for children/affected others. Even the youngest can demonstrate remarkable resilience. We attend to their confusion, impaired awareness, degree of distorted cognition. Parents cultivate enhanced attunement, insight, learn to see beyond children's distorted appraisal. We co-create more accurate thinking, safer, more healthy relationships, make space for more realistic understanding, provide predictability, constancy, enhanced trust, explore feelings, support emotional regulation, form new, hope-filled stories to replace frightening, traumatic ones.
Are you concerned for your children in an ongoing high conflict divorce or another highly distressing situation? I consult, support, offer parent/child coping strategies to prevent longterm effects of severe stress & trauma for children/affected others. Even the youngest can demonstrate remarkable resilience. We attend to their confusion, impaired awareness, degree of distorted cognition. Parents cultivate enhanced attunement, insight, learn to see beyond children's distorted appraisal. We co-create more accurate thinking, safer, more healthy relationships, make space for more realistic understanding, provide predictability, constancy, enhanced trust, explore feelings, support emotional regulation, form new, hope-filled stories to replace frightening, traumatic ones.
(831) 275-8260 View (831) 275-8260
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Christine Moon
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, cEMDR, CIT, Hakomi
Verified Verified
Saratoga, CA 95070
Do you find yourself experiencing the same recurring intrusive thoughts? Reliving disturbing memories day after day? Having recurring nightmares? Withdrawing from life and others and increasing your isolation from the world? Are you struggling with Performance Anxiety or communication challenges at work, school or in relationships? If so, you may be suffering from PTSD, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder. Untreated, these symptoms can worsen over time. If you find you are struggling with symptoms of PTSD, Anxiety, Depressed Mood, Phobias, Addictions, Identity or Spiritual Emergency I am here to help.
Do you find yourself experiencing the same recurring intrusive thoughts? Reliving disturbing memories day after day? Having recurring nightmares? Withdrawing from life and others and increasing your isolation from the world? Are you struggling with Performance Anxiety or communication challenges at work, school or in relationships? If so, you may be suffering from PTSD, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder. Untreated, these symptoms can worsen over time. If you find you are struggling with symptoms of PTSD, Anxiety, Depressed Mood, Phobias, Addictions, Identity or Spiritual Emergency I am here to help.
(669) 303-8527 View (669) 303-8527
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Saratoga Therapy
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Saratoga, CA 95070
We at Saratoga Therapy, believe in the power of deep connections to yourself and others, the importance of the physical body in psychotherapy, and seeing every person as part of a larger community. We are a group of therapists dedicated to providing support to our clients so they can overcome feeling stuck in some areas of their lives, change unhelpful repetitive patterns, or be able to enjoy a more joyful life. We are trained in various therapy techniques so you will receive the type of support that works best for you. The underlying philosophy is one of relational focus and the importance of both mind and body in the therapeutic journey. Let us be your partner as you embark on the next step of your healing journey.
We at Saratoga Therapy, believe in the power of deep connections to yourself and others, the importance of the physical body in psychotherapy, and seeing every person as part of a larger community. We are a group of therapists dedicated to providing support to our clients so they can overcome feeling stuck in some areas of their lives, change unhelpful repetitive patterns, or be able to enjoy a more joyful life. We are trained in various therapy techniques so you will receive the type of support that works best for you. The underlying philosophy is one of relational focus and the importance of both mind and body in the therapeutic journey. Let us be your partner as you embark on the next step of your healing journey.
(408) 692-2598 View (408) 692-2598
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Julie Herman
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, MFT
Verified Verified
Saratoga, CA 95070
If you are experiencing anxiety or depression, struggling with issues related to chemical dependency or chronic illness, hoping to heal from the trauma of past abuse, interested in creating healthier relationships, or simply wanting to work on your own personal growth, I am here to help. In my general psychotherapy practice, I have extensive experience helping adults, couples, and teens grapple with the many complexities of being human.
If you are experiencing anxiety or depression, struggling with issues related to chemical dependency or chronic illness, hoping to heal from the trauma of past abuse, interested in creating healthier relationships, or simply wanting to work on your own personal growth, I am here to help. In my general psychotherapy practice, I have extensive experience helping adults, couples, and teens grapple with the many complexities of being human.
(408) 805-3175 View (408) 805-3175
Addiction Therapists

What is the best therapy for addiction?

Addiction treatment will be tailored to the individual. People seeking help for addiction—whether with a psychotherapist, in an outpatient clinic, or in a residential program—should expect to engage in multiple types of treatments, sometimes including medication. For anyone recovering from addiction, avoiding situations in which one has typically used a substance is essential, as is the support of close connections. Since substance use disorders tend to co-occur with underlying mental health conditions such as anxiety or depression, those must also be addressed as part of any recovery plan.

How long does therapy for addiction take?

There is no set timeline for recovery from addiction. Patients and their families should expect the work to last several months, if not longer. Residential treatment programs may be based on a stay of 30, 60, or 90 days, with continuing work after release, but only about 1 percent of people are treated in such facilities. Ceasing use is just the first step; therapy to help maintain abstinence and effect behavior change must follow. The process of recovery, neuroscience has shown, involves brain cells recovering the capacity to respond to natural sources of reward and restore control over the impulse to use. Another definition of recovery is restoring voluntary control over one’s substance use and retaking all of one’s previous responsibilities.

How effective is drug addiction treatment?

Substance use disorders are treatable and remission is achievable for many who seek recovery; by some estimates, more than three-quarters of people who become addicted to alcohol or drugs recover. But that success rarely occurs quickly or on a set timeline; relapse is not only common, but many therapists and clinicians view it as a normal part of the process—not always a sign that a person has returned to addiction, but a signal that their treatment should be adjusted to help them regain control. Overall, research suggests, five years after the end of substance use, one’s risk of relapse is no greater than that of others who had not faced addiction. Other experts believe that complete abstinence is not the only measure of recovery, and that, through effective treatment, many people can learn to control their use.

How can you get addiction treatment for someone?

The most important factor in recovery from addiction is widely understood to be an individual’s commitment to change. For that reason,“interventions” in which friends and family gather to urge or force someone to begin immediate treatment often backfire; even when such efforts do lead someone to begin treatment, they may be less likely to stay than those who are self-driven. Still, family members can play an important role in supporting an individual who seeks help and can take part in family therapy as one element of a loved one’s treatment.