Addiction Therapists in Torrance, CA

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Elise Ricks-James
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, CATC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
Addiction is painful disorder which effects all major areas of a persons life and families are destroyed by it.
My primary focus is the individual, family or couple who are unhappy with the relationships in their lives; helping them uncover the dynamics of those relationships, find your solution, closure, journey and ultimately, their path to accepting themselves. These dynamics can manifest themselves in addiction , alcohol, abuse, anxiety, depression, low self esteem, developmental and challenges of transitioning to different life stages. I help empower people, from women with long term sobriety facing life stage issues to parents struggling with teens. I honor the trust and faith placed on me and am committed to assisting you to THRIVE.
(424) 242-2998
Torrance, CA 90503
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Dianne Kline, LMFT, EMDR
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
Verified
Certified Therapist in EMDR, Domestic Violence Counselor, SAP Professional, Addiction and 12-Step Programs, Anxiety and Depression, and Coping Skills.
Have you experienced a traumatic event in your life and having recurring nightmares, flashbacks and panic attacks? Feeling depressed, anxious, stressed, overwhelmed and unable to cope with life's challenges? Have you experienced domestic violence in your home and feel alone and hopeless? Has your self-esteem and self-worth been affected by negative and self-defeating patterns and you're feeling frustrated? I provide a safe and trusting environment for adults and couples who need a competent and compassionate therapist that can help you improve the quality of your life.
(424) 355-9026
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Torrance, CA 90505
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Hazzel Angulo
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, AMFT
Verified
Verified
Trauma, anxiety, and addiction can make you feel stuck. The most important step towards healing is to address the unresolved emotion inside you. Healing requires feelings. Acceptance slowly dissolves pain. When we function from the fear and scarring of our trauma, the cycles continue until we learn how to transmute that energy into love. I apply a Holistic approach that integrates physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual forms of well-being, addressing the “whole” self. Through a holistic framework tailored to your unique needs, the goal is to support you develop a deeper understanding of the self on all these levels.
(424) 340-5605
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Torrance, CA 90505
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Barbara Mignosi
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, MEd, LMFT
Verified
Verified
Are parts of your life not working? Tired of doing this alone? I can help and use integrative methods of body, mind and spirit to address the whole person. If you are struggling with issues of stress management, self-esteem, difficult relationships, issues of substance abuse or co-dependency, I have professional and personal experience in these areas. Each person is unique so I utilize an eclectic approach to teach individuals how to reduce symptoms of anxiety and depression. We will spend the needed time understanding your situation so we can proceed with open minds and hearts. This is a positive first step.
(310) 736-2060
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Torrance, CA 90505
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Gelbart and Associates
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
Verified
I am a recognized expert in the area of substance abuse and addiction , and the effect on families as well.
Having been in practice in the South Bay since 1976, I bring a great deal of experience in helping people with problems related to personal or family drug or alcohol use, as well as depression, anxiety, stress, and marital issues. My work with addiction includes problems related to gambling, sex, and food. At present, in addition to my practice, I am the Director of Behavioral Health at Torrance Memorial Medical Center, and the Executive Director and Supervising Psychologist for the Torrance Memorial Thelma McMillen Recovery Center
(310) 692-9523
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Torrance, CA 90505
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Christine Rivlin
Pre-Licensed Professional, APCC
Verified
Verified
I also specialize in working with individuals experiencing addiction issues, and eating disorders.
I work primarily with adults who are wanting to manage symptoms associated with depression, anxiety, and trauma. I will be with you on your path to discovery, recovery, and finding the person you would like to become. I approach therapy with a client-centered approach in order to create a safe, comfortable space for you to share and express yourself, and your vulnerabilities. We will explore healthy ways to process your trauma, regulate difficult emotions, and restore broken relationships. I believe the trust built between Client and Therapist is powerful, and necessary in order to help you through your healing journey.
(424) 401-7211
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Torrance, CA 90505
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Lance Miller
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
Verified
I believe in providing a supportive and empowering environment in which my clients can feel heard, safe, and confident that their needs are being met. The best therapists combine competent techniques with genuine empathy and connection to help you achieve the goals and outcome you desire. I work primarily with individuals or couples struggling with traumatic backgrounds, anxiety or depression, addiction , relationship problems, and personality disorders. I strive to ensure that the interaction I have with my clients is always honest, sincere, and compassionate yet effective.
(424) 206-6742
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Torrance, CA 90503
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Vonique Schmidt
Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor, LPCC, LPC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
My background includes extensive experience in working with men, addiction , trauma, anger, grief and anxiety.
Are you interested in direct feedback and skills that you can bring home and do something with? Do you need to be called out every once in a while? If you need more interaction than someone who nods knowingly and repeats everything you say back to you, I am a good fit for you. I don't believe therapy should be a mystical process. Therapy is a tool that is designed to help you navigate the murky waters, feel connected to all of your emotions, and help challenge behaviors that may have once served you and no longer do.
(310) 504-6612
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Torrance, CA 90505
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Derek Scott Hoxby
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT, CADC-II, SEP
Verified
2 Endorsed
Verified
2 Endorsed
I have a specialization working with couples, families and individuals; as well as substance abuse/chemical dependency and addiction treatment (porn, sex & gambling). In many cases the depressed and anxious client is self medicating in some way to alter underlying feelings of depression, anxiety and intimacy/attachment issues. I use Somatic Experiencing, a very effective treatment for trauma/PTSD symptoms, helping the body and mind regulate itself. Clients in relationships with loved ones addicted or abusing substances can benefit from therapy to learn how to take care of themselves so as to limit the toxicity of the proximity
(310) 861-7215
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Torrance, CA 90505
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Cheryl Maddern
Marriage & Family Therapist, MFT
Verified
Verified
I also offer affordable workshops about parenting teens, communication skills, healthy boundaries, substance abuse, codependence.
I join my clients in their journey to seek happiness and peace by offering a healing relationship and experience as a mental health professional. I listen to what a client's strengths and challenges are to achieving the life they want. I design treatment ideas to specifically address each person. I have extensive experience in successfully treating anxiety, depression, substance abuse, dual diagnosis and bipolar disorder, parenting, divorce, couples therapy and many other issues. I help clients by providing techniques, tools, conversation and support and not to feel alone on the path to wellness.
(310) 906-4581
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Torrance, CA 90505
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Cherie McCarthy
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
Verified
I have over 20 years of experience as a Certified Substance Abuse Counselor.
I have been in the field of human services since working with autistic and emotionally disturbed youth in a social enrichment program as a young adult in Bakersfield. “It was there, in my late twenties, that I discovered the ability to make a positive contribution in the lives of others.”
(323) 433-6758
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Torrance, CA 90505
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Nora Taylor
Psychologist, MA, PsyD
Verified
Verified
In addition to my private practice, I've spent several years doing addiction research, as well as counseling individuals and families in various intensive inpatient and outpatient treatment settings.
If you're struggling with marital/relationship problems, addiction issues, anxiety, depression, PTSD, or a traumatic experience(s), I'm here to help. I also provide therapy for those having difficulty coping with a crisis, a stressful life transition, or a painful loss due to a break-up, divorce, or death. As a psychologist, I embrace the traditional values of developing a comfortable and trusting relationship with clients. The relationship I build is my priority and the primary means to help you feel better. Together, we'll help you develop greater self-awareness and a healthier relationship with yourself and others.
(424) 227-5512
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Torrance, CA 90505
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Monica Bezzi Demas
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, MA, RAS
Verified
2 Endorsed
Verified
2 Endorsed
I am skilled with addiction , anxiety, depression, trauma, disruptive behaviors, ADHD, parent-child relationship and high functioning autism.
I have a passion for what I do and I believe that all human beings share similar traits that allow us to understand and empathize with one another. I see my role as a facilitator in this process and believe that everyone has the strength and ability within themselves to grow, change, and heal. I walk my clients through the path of transformation, explore patterns of thoughts and behaviors, and provide them with new tools necessary to take control of their lives.
(310) 895-9765
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Torrance, CA 90503
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Shannon McHenry
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
I do focused work with teenagers around substance abuse, eating disorders, emotion regulation issues, and other axis II traits.
I work with individuals, couples, and families to help gain insight into what is happening in order to move forward and achieve a more fulfilling and productive life. My goal is to help you understand yourself more and assist you with living a more free and conscious life. I use attachment theory to assist people in understanding how their past impacts their present. I specialize in treating addiction , trauma, codependency, relationship issues, and axis II disorders using a holistic trauma informed approach and dialectical behavioral techniques.
(323) 747-1202
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Torrance, CA 90505
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Karen R Corey
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
3 Endorsed
Verified
3 Endorsed
As a Certified EMDR and Sex Addiction Therapist, I work with individuals and couples.
Sometimes, when faced with many of life's challenges, we can find it difficult to reach out. Often fear or shame get in the way of asking for help. But there is hope. Working with a therapist, you can begin to feel validated and discover that you are not alone. Do you have a fear of abandonment or fear of intimacy? One or the other can mean you're either a Love Addict or Love Avoidant. I can teach you how to love yourself instead of looking for it in someone else, and bring down your walls and be relational.
(310) 499-2652
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Torrance, CA 90501
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Scott Thomas Singer
Drug & Alcohol Counselor, CADC-II, ICADC
Verified
Verified
Are you or someone you know struggling in their relationship with alcohol or substances? Is it time to make a significant change but not sure how to begin? As a Veteran of the US ARMY, I have seen the impact of how damaging untreated mental health disorders can be to individuals and their loved ones over time. I believe that every person deserves access to professional care of the highest standards. I’m highly trained in addiction and mental health intervention. Long and short-term case management options are available as well.
(310) 746-5991
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Torrance, CA 90501
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Amanda Jaworski
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
Addiction is challenging, no matter what phase of the process you find yourself.
“Why do I still feel so stuck?” If you’ve been sober for any significant amount of time, chances are, this thought has occurred to you at least once. You did the work, why is it still so difficult? We are promised “just get clean and everything else will follow”, but rarely is ever that simple. Often, sobriety grants the necessary stability to allow strength and space to work on what really holds us back in life. Things like, codependency, trauma, anxiety, depression, executive dysfunction, the list goes on and on. If you're stuck in the same patterns and struggling to figure out how to actually apply what you know, I'm your girl.
(949) 397-2586
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Torrance, CA 90501
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Shannon Dunn
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, PhD, LCSW, CRADC
Verified
Verified
Looking for a knowledgeable and trusted guide? I am available to help you and your loved ones work through life’s knocks. I have experience at all levels of care (weekly outpatient, intensive, and inpatient) with individuals (adults, children) and families who face the following: • Develop emotional intelligence, safety, and expression • Learn to set clear and respectful boundaries • Sadness and depression • Worry and anxiety • Life transitions including separation, divorce, endings, and beginnings • Trauma, toxic stress, and intergenerational trauma • Addiction • Adolescent girls • Cultural distress • LGBT concerns • Psychosis.
(310) 807-3902
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Torrance, CA 90505
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L. Debbie Murad
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Verified
I am skilled at dealing with the intersection of addiction , trauma, and mental health challenges.
Are you struggling with issues around anxiety, deep emotional pain, or trauma? Are you coping with relationship issues? Are you questioning what is the purpose of your life, your mission, and how to make choices in alignment with that on a daily basis? These areas and more can be explored in psychotherapy. I practice from a place of core solutions that are inherent within your situation already. Hope and possibilities are for you. I believe in every individual's innate ability to recover and heal, and my role is to offer guidance along the way!
(424) 625-3145
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Torrance, CA 90505
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Cody Gauthier
Associate Clinical Social Worker, ACSW
Verified
Verified
As a proud Clinical Social Worker/Therapist (ACSW), I am working towards specialization in Eating Disorders, as well as currently specializing in Child and Adolescent Trauma and substance abuse issues. My hope is to assist you with transforming old habits and voices that stem from trauma and hurt ( substance abuse, disordered eating, self harm, externalized anger). My belief is that our past is always present and can lead to negative coping skills that we may not even be aware of. Together, my clients and I build a relationship in the room built on trust, empathy, compassion, and honesty that creates the space for change.
(424) 360-1426
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Addiction Therapists
A person with an addiction uses a substance, or engages in a behavior, for which the rewarding effects provide a compelling incentive to repeat the activity, despite detrimental consequences. Addiction may involve the use of substances such as alcohol, inhalants, opioids, cocaine, and nicotine, or behaviors such as gambling.