Substance Use Therapists in Studio City, CA

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Jesse Sandler
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
Studio City, CA 91604  (Online Only)
I specialize in treating depression, anxiety, substance use, bipolar disorder, sleep disorders, and issues surrounding gender and sexuality.
Do you need a little more support and structure in your life? I run a variety of high energy groups to help keep you on track, including "I Hate Weekends" (a Sunday support group for people who tend to isolate on the weekends), "You Can't Stop The Waves, But You Can Learn To Surf" (a cognitive therapy group for depression and anxiety), and "Back to Life, Back to Reality" (a life transition group). It's amazing what can happen when people stop being polite and start getting real...
I specialize in treating depression, anxiety, substance use, bipolar disorder, sleep disorders, and issues surrounding gender and sexuality.
Do you need a little more support and structure in your life? I run a variety of high energy groups to help keep you on track, including "I Hate Weekends" (a Sunday support group for people who tend to isolate on the weekends), "You Can't Stop The Waves, But You Can Learn To Surf" (a cognitive therapy group for depression and anxiety), and "Back to Life, Back to Reality" (a life transition group). It's amazing what can happen when people stop being polite and start getting real...
(310) 929-6686 View (310) 929-6686
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Tara Farazian Lmft
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Studio City, CA 91604
If you are here, you have made an important decision to make a change in your life. Whether you're here for yourself, your spouse or your child it's important to know that there is support and resources for you to navigate your challenges. Trauma, depression, anxiety, substance use, life transitions, parenting challenges, and relationship conflicts can all cause barriers that can keep you from achieving your true potential. The therapeutic process can help you navigate those challenges, explore options, and help you create a balanced life that will allow you to live your best life.
If you are here, you have made an important decision to make a change in your life. Whether you're here for yourself, your spouse or your child it's important to know that there is support and resources for you to navigate your challenges. Trauma, depression, anxiety, substance use, life transitions, parenting challenges, and relationship conflicts can all cause barriers that can keep you from achieving your true potential. The therapeutic process can help you navigate those challenges, explore options, and help you create a balanced life that will allow you to live your best life.
(323) 615-2054 View (323) 615-2054
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Rachel Blair Wakeford
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Studio City, CA 91604  (Online Only)
I am passionate about working with a range of ages from teens to adults. All populations are can undergo transitional periods and stages of change that can cause anxiety and extreme stress. Some of my particular areas of interest are: grief, loss, relationships, trauma, attachment, depression, anxiety, substance use, grief, OCD, relationship conflict, and adjustment difficulties. I am EMDR certified and enjoy using this treatment approach to heal clients. Additionally, I enjoy treating athletes and people in the performance industry.
I am passionate about working with a range of ages from teens to adults. All populations are can undergo transitional periods and stages of change that can cause anxiety and extreme stress. Some of my particular areas of interest are: grief, loss, relationships, trauma, attachment, depression, anxiety, substance use, grief, OCD, relationship conflict, and adjustment difficulties. I am EMDR certified and enjoy using this treatment approach to heal clients. Additionally, I enjoy treating athletes and people in the performance industry.
(310) 362-9322 View (310) 362-9322
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Lauren Duerson
Counselor, MEd, LPCC, LCMHC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Studio City, CA 91604  (Online Only)
Are you struggling to navigate each day, weighed down by exhaustion, persistent low mood, excessive worry, or a state of hypervigilance? Have you battled anxiety, depression, trauma, substance use challenges, or struggled with your self-esteem? I want to assure you that you're not alone in your journey. I firmly believe that one of life's most courageous acts is to embark on a path of self-discovery, to gain insight into your personal journey, and to open the door to healing and growth. A central theme running through the modalities I utilize is mindfulness, self-compassion, and heightened awareness of both the body and emotions
Are you struggling to navigate each day, weighed down by exhaustion, persistent low mood, excessive worry, or a state of hypervigilance? Have you battled anxiety, depression, trauma, substance use challenges, or struggled with your self-esteem? I want to assure you that you're not alone in your journey. I firmly believe that one of life's most courageous acts is to embark on a path of self-discovery, to gain insight into your personal journey, and to open the door to healing and growth. A central theme running through the modalities I utilize is mindfulness, self-compassion, and heightened awareness of both the body and emotions
(310) 362-9418 View (310) 362-9418
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Nicholas Warner
Pre-Licensed Professional, ACSW, CADC II
Verified Verified
Studio City, CA 91604  (Online Only)
With over a decade of dedicated service in the fields of mental health and substance use disorder treatment, I am passionate about facilitating transformative journeys towards recovery and wellness.
My personal and professional experience has equipped me with a practical understanding of the nuanced challenges that individuals face on their path to wellness, enabling me to offer tailored, empathetic support. I am deeply dedicated to fostering resilience, empowerment, and holistic well-being in those I serve, and I look forward to partnering with you on your journey towards a brighter tomorrow. Throughout my career, I have had the privilege of working with diverse populations both local and abroad, honing my skills in mental health treatment, addiction recovery, and therapeutic interventions.
With over a decade of dedicated service in the fields of mental health and substance use disorder treatment, I am passionate about facilitating transformative journeys towards recovery and wellness.
My personal and professional experience has equipped me with a practical understanding of the nuanced challenges that individuals face on their path to wellness, enabling me to offer tailored, empathetic support. I am deeply dedicated to fostering resilience, empowerment, and holistic well-being in those I serve, and I look forward to partnering with you on your journey towards a brighter tomorrow. Throughout my career, I have had the privilege of working with diverse populations both local and abroad, honing my skills in mental health treatment, addiction recovery, and therapeutic interventions.
(323) 693-8625 View (323) 693-8625
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Tiffany Thomas
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, CADC-II, LMFT
Verified Verified
Studio City, CA 91604
I specialize in toxic or abusive relationships, substance use, and grief and loss.
Do you often feel like no one understands you? Are you in a relationship where you are constantly trying to figure out what is going on? Are you confused as to why you feel unmotivated, have trouble sleeping, and aren't happy? I will help you feel less alone as well as guide you through a deeper understanding of what is happening for you. I am passionate about improving relationships, whether that's with friends, family or oneself. Most of us have a hard time identifying our emotions, or rely on feelings of happy, sad, mad to express ourselves. I will teach you how to recognize your emotions more accurately.
I specialize in toxic or abusive relationships, substance use, and grief and loss.
Do you often feel like no one understands you? Are you in a relationship where you are constantly trying to figure out what is going on? Are you confused as to why you feel unmotivated, have trouble sleeping, and aren't happy? I will help you feel less alone as well as guide you through a deeper understanding of what is happening for you. I am passionate about improving relationships, whether that's with friends, family or oneself. Most of us have a hard time identifying our emotions, or rely on feelings of happy, sad, mad to express ourselves. I will teach you how to recognize your emotions more accurately.
(747) 234-2902 View (747) 234-2902
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Camilla Cummings
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Studio City, CA 91604
Camilla has experience treating PTSD and trauma-related disorders, substance use disorders, anxiety, depression, ADHD, insomnia, chronic pain, grief, sexual functioning, and providing gender-affirming care.
Dr. Camilla Cummings is a licensed psychologist who aims to provide evidence-based psychotherapy within the context of an authentic, person-centered, and collaborative therapeutic relationship. She centers the inherent strength, capacity, and resilience of the people she serves and sees her task as working alongside you as you cultivate the life that you want to lead. Camilla offers expertise in providing cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) and draws from other modalities including motivational interviewing, acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT), and dialectical behavior therapy (DBT).
Camilla has experience treating PTSD and trauma-related disorders, substance use disorders, anxiety, depression, ADHD, insomnia, chronic pain, grief, sexual functioning, and providing gender-affirming care.
Dr. Camilla Cummings is a licensed psychologist who aims to provide evidence-based psychotherapy within the context of an authentic, person-centered, and collaborative therapeutic relationship. She centers the inherent strength, capacity, and resilience of the people she serves and sees her task as working alongside you as you cultivate the life that you want to lead. Camilla offers expertise in providing cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) and draws from other modalities including motivational interviewing, acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT), and dialectical behavior therapy (DBT).
(626) 322-2349 View (626) 322-2349
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Keith Valone
Psychologist, PhD, PsyD, MSCP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Studio City, CA 91604
I am the Clinical Director of The Arroyos Treatment Centers. Our licensed clinical psychologists and board-certified psychiatrists offer integrated psychotherapy and medication management for depression, bipolar disorder, anxiety disorders, OCD, psychosis, and substance use disorders. We provide in-person psychological and telehealth psychiatric services in metro Los Angeles and telehealth psychological and psychiatric services throughout California and Hawaii. We offer individual therapy, couples and family therapy, group therapy, psychological testing, and medication management. For more information, please call (877) 884-8272.
I am the Clinical Director of The Arroyos Treatment Centers. Our licensed clinical psychologists and board-certified psychiatrists offer integrated psychotherapy and medication management for depression, bipolar disorder, anxiety disorders, OCD, psychosis, and substance use disorders. We provide in-person psychological and telehealth psychiatric services in metro Los Angeles and telehealth psychological and psychiatric services throughout California and Hawaii. We offer individual therapy, couples and family therapy, group therapy, psychological testing, and medication management. For more information, please call (877) 884-8272.
(877) 884-8272 View (877) 884-8272
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Erica Siegal
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
7 Endorsed
Studio City, CA 91602  (Online Only)
I am a licensed clinical social worker who specializes in trauma-informed therapy, anxiety management, compassion fatigue/burnout, substance use disorders & the integration of non-ordinary states. I truly enjoy helping my clients discover their own pathways to healing & feeling more grounded and secure in their own lives. Working together, you will gain the ability to learn acceptance & self-compassion; discover ways to improve communication, set healthy boundaries & thrive. I also work as a psychedelic-assisted psychotherapist and provide professional integration support.
I am a licensed clinical social worker who specializes in trauma-informed therapy, anxiety management, compassion fatigue/burnout, substance use disorders & the integration of non-ordinary states. I truly enjoy helping my clients discover their own pathways to healing & feeling more grounded and secure in their own lives. Working together, you will gain the ability to learn acceptance & self-compassion; discover ways to improve communication, set healthy boundaries & thrive. I also work as a psychedelic-assisted psychotherapist and provide professional integration support.
(818) 860-7054 View (818) 860-7054
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Dr. Maxwell Rappoport
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Studio City, CA 91604  (Online Only)
Welcome! I'm a licensed clinical psychologist with multiple subspecialties in anxiety, mindfulness, sports psychology, and addiction. If you're looking for a safe, non-judgmental space to process your concerns in a deep, thoughtful way; to challenge yourself and grow, but to also learn to provide yourself with self-compassion and understanding, then you've come to the right place. My aim is to provide depth of awareness coupled with pragmatic and tangible ways to make changes.
Welcome! I'm a licensed clinical psychologist with multiple subspecialties in anxiety, mindfulness, sports psychology, and addiction. If you're looking for a safe, non-judgmental space to process your concerns in a deep, thoughtful way; to challenge yourself and grow, but to also learn to provide yourself with self-compassion and understanding, then you've come to the right place. My aim is to provide depth of awareness coupled with pragmatic and tangible ways to make changes.
(682) 444-7103 View (682) 444-7103
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Gali Barak
Marriage & Family Therapist, MFT, MA
Verified Verified
5 Endorsed
Studio City, CA 91604
Sometimes it can feel like everyone else is doing so much better than you are. You might look around and wonder, why am I not where I thought I would be at in this point in my life? Am I not good enough, smart enough, or brave enough? Is there someone to blame? Is it because my body is broken, or my heart, or all of the above? I know that life is complex. I know that bravery and resilience come in many forms. I want to partner with you on this journey and help you remember things that you may have forgotten about yourself. I’ve witnessed people change their lives in ways that they would have thought were unimaginable. You can too.
Sometimes it can feel like everyone else is doing so much better than you are. You might look around and wonder, why am I not where I thought I would be at in this point in my life? Am I not good enough, smart enough, or brave enough? Is there someone to blame? Is it because my body is broken, or my heart, or all of the above? I know that life is complex. I know that bravery and resilience come in many forms. I want to partner with you on this journey and help you remember things that you may have forgotten about yourself. I’ve witnessed people change their lives in ways that they would have thought were unimaginable. You can too.
(310) 622-9213 View (310) 622-9213
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Brigid Quinn Donahue
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Studio City, CA 91614  (Online Only)
Everybody has a story worth telling. I offer a safe space for you to share that story. Unfortunately, sometimes what has happened in your life or younger years can strongly affect your present moods and behaviors. I have a trauma-focused approach to therapy and am an EMDR Certified Therapist through EMDR International Association. I have extensive experience working with elderly people and people with chronic and or terminal illnesses. I enjoy working with a culturally diverse client population and am supportive of the LGBTQ community.
Everybody has a story worth telling. I offer a safe space for you to share that story. Unfortunately, sometimes what has happened in your life or younger years can strongly affect your present moods and behaviors. I have a trauma-focused approach to therapy and am an EMDR Certified Therapist through EMDR International Association. I have extensive experience working with elderly people and people with chronic and or terminal illnesses. I enjoy working with a culturally diverse client population and am supportive of the LGBTQ community.
(323) 993-8585 View (323) 993-8585
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Isabel Rothschild Bartel
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Studio City, CA 91604  (Online Only)
I provide a safe therapeutic environment with a focus on developing life long skills. I view therapy as a collaborative process. Together, we will formulate your goals and strive towards greater self-acceptance. We will identify strengths and resiliency to support growth. Let's work in collaboration with a kind curiosity on this journey of self-discovery. I work with couples to rediscover closeness and reduce conflict in the relationship through Imago Relationship Therapy. I also offer Discernment Counseling for couples needing support in deciding whether or not to stay together.
I provide a safe therapeutic environment with a focus on developing life long skills. I view therapy as a collaborative process. Together, we will formulate your goals and strive towards greater self-acceptance. We will identify strengths and resiliency to support growth. Let's work in collaboration with a kind curiosity on this journey of self-discovery. I work with couples to rediscover closeness and reduce conflict in the relationship through Imago Relationship Therapy. I also offer Discernment Counseling for couples needing support in deciding whether or not to stay together.
(323) 919-8079 View (323) 919-8079
Photo of Bryan Hall, LMFT, CAMF, Marriage & Family Therapist
Bryan Hall
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, CAMF
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
Studio City, CA 91602  (Online Only)
As a long time industry veteran, including years of being surrounded by highly dysfunctional behavior in recording studios, I understand the stress, hours, and pressure that creative people face. Whether its depression, abusive bosses, or creative blocks, we can work on unraveling the problems and getting through them. Similar to the "man behind the curtain" in the Wizard of Oz, there may be subconscious factors that are influencing your feelings, thoughts and decisions on a daily basis. Together we may be able to identify and neutralize any of these hidden or mysterious issues that appear to be holding you back.
As a long time industry veteran, including years of being surrounded by highly dysfunctional behavior in recording studios, I understand the stress, hours, and pressure that creative people face. Whether its depression, abusive bosses, or creative blocks, we can work on unraveling the problems and getting through them. Similar to the "man behind the curtain" in the Wizard of Oz, there may be subconscious factors that are influencing your feelings, thoughts and decisions on a daily basis. Together we may be able to identify and neutralize any of these hidden or mysterious issues that appear to be holding you back.
(323) 303-3987 View (323) 303-3987
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Kathleen Whyte
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT, EMDR, CADC II
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Studio City, CA 91614  (Online Only)
In her private practice, Kathleen provides the wisdom and support that comes from years of experience working with individuals, couples, and families who are struggling with anxiety and depression. Earning her Master's in Clinical Psychology at Antioch University Los Angeles. She is a trained Marriage and Family Therapist, EMDR Therapist. She served as Program Director and Therapist at Ridgeview Ranch Alcohol and Drug Treatment Centers where she facilitated Meditation, Grief & Loss, Relapse Prevention, and Advanced Process Therapy groups.
In her private practice, Kathleen provides the wisdom and support that comes from years of experience working with individuals, couples, and families who are struggling with anxiety and depression. Earning her Master's in Clinical Psychology at Antioch University Los Angeles. She is a trained Marriage and Family Therapist, EMDR Therapist. She served as Program Director and Therapist at Ridgeview Ranch Alcohol and Drug Treatment Centers where she facilitated Meditation, Grief & Loss, Relapse Prevention, and Advanced Process Therapy groups.
(323) 629-4610 View (323) 629-4610
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Clove Counseling Center
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
9 Endorsed
Studio City, CA 91604  (Online Only)
Do you find yourself mixed with emotions? Are repeating a cycle in your life and feel stuck? Often times people find themselves lost in unpleasant thoughts and feelings and it can become overwhelming. Therapy can be a journey of self-discovery and awareness that can help people overcome the challenges they experience.
Do you find yourself mixed with emotions? Are repeating a cycle in your life and feel stuck? Often times people find themselves lost in unpleasant thoughts and feelings and it can become overwhelming. Therapy can be a journey of self-discovery and awareness that can help people overcome the challenges they experience.
(818) 740-4514 View (818) 740-4514
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Dain Dorsey
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Studio City, CA 91604  (Online Only)
Hey! Whether you are new to therapy or not, I commend you for the bravery it takes to start searching. I hope that you will find I could be of service to you. In both my professional and personal journey, I have sought to learn how to find more peace, happiness, and fulfillment. As a therapist, my goal is to learn what that might look like for you, and explore how we get there. I want my clients to crave insight, and question "Why are things the way they are?" I work best with clients who are willing to consider alternative perspectives, experiment with change, and remains persistent despite obstacles or failures.
Hey! Whether you are new to therapy or not, I commend you for the bravery it takes to start searching. I hope that you will find I could be of service to you. In both my professional and personal journey, I have sought to learn how to find more peace, happiness, and fulfillment. As a therapist, my goal is to learn what that might look like for you, and explore how we get there. I want my clients to crave insight, and question "Why are things the way they are?" I work best with clients who are willing to consider alternative perspectives, experiment with change, and remains persistent despite obstacles or failures.
(760) 407-3529 View (760) 407-3529
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Marielle Skouras
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
5 Endorsed
Studio City, CA 91604
Asking for help from another person can be hard, but I see it as a sign of strength. Whether you have reached a point of crisis in your life or are simply looking for a safe space to explore your inner world, I want to help. You may be experiencing anxiety, depression, low self-esteem, and relationship issues, or are feeling stuck and frustrated by painful patterns that keep repeating in your life. Perhaps the vulnerable parts that have been kept hidden in the dark are ready to come out into the light.
Asking for help from another person can be hard, but I see it as a sign of strength. Whether you have reached a point of crisis in your life or are simply looking for a safe space to explore your inner world, I want to help. You may be experiencing anxiety, depression, low self-esteem, and relationship issues, or are feeling stuck and frustrated by painful patterns that keep repeating in your life. Perhaps the vulnerable parts that have been kept hidden in the dark are ready to come out into the light.
(747) 204-3329 View (747) 204-3329
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Dan Drake
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, LPCC, CSAT-S, CCPS-S
Verified Verified
8 Endorsed
Studio City, CA 91604
Have your sexual behaviors led to destructive consequences for yourself or your loved ones? Or has a discovery of your partner's secret sexual behaviors left you confused and devastated? There IS a way out. We specialize in providing a safe, non-shaming space where we can work through issues related to sexual addiction / compulsivity and betrayal trauma. We're here to help.
Have your sexual behaviors led to destructive consequences for yourself or your loved ones? Or has a discovery of your partner's secret sexual behaviors left you confused and devastated? There IS a way out. We specialize in providing a safe, non-shaming space where we can work through issues related to sexual addiction / compulsivity and betrayal trauma. We're here to help.
(818) 721-9157 View (818) 721-9157
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Sandy H. Kaufman
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, MFT
Verified Verified
Studio City, CA 91604
My clients often feel stuck making life decisions and seek to understand how they may have allowed their past choices to limit the potential for growth. In treatment, we will collaboratively look at how our needs and feelings affect our decisions and work on finding new outcomes which will provide happiness anf fulfillment in ways that couldn't have been imagined.
My clients often feel stuck making life decisions and seek to understand how they may have allowed their past choices to limit the potential for growth. In treatment, we will collaboratively look at how our needs and feelings affect our decisions and work on finding new outcomes which will provide happiness anf fulfillment in ways that couldn't have been imagined.
(213) 260-1738 View (213) 260-1738

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.