Substance Use Therapists in West Los Angeles, CA

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Reed Andrew Vierra
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
West Los Angeles, CA 90025  (Online Only)
Additionally, my work has included work with neurodivergent clients, particularly ADHD, borderline personality disorder, and substance use.
I enjoy with patients that want to move beyond the cookie cutter structure of many types of therapies in order to increase insight, improve adaptive coping, increasing holistic health, and are motivated for change.
Additionally, my work has included work with neurodivergent clients, particularly ADHD, borderline personality disorder, and substance use.
I enjoy with patients that want to move beyond the cookie cutter structure of many types of therapies in order to increase insight, improve adaptive coping, increasing holistic health, and are motivated for change.
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Charlotte Pradié
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MA, AMFT, APCC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
West Los Angeles, CA 90025
I help people with emotional pain, anxiety, depression, low self-esteem, overthinking, isolation, existential distress, loss of a loved one, career issues, trauma, heartache, people-pleasing, issues of identity, gender, and sexuality, substance use, recovery, and relationship, family, and friendship struggles.
There are good reasons to look for support right now. Maybe you're dealing with anxiety, depression, grief, relationship issues, or have a desire to know yourself better. Sometimes, it's possible to figure things out on your own, and sometimes, it takes the help of another. We will talk together, finding a rhythm and shared language. This is an important place to start. From there it becomes possible to think about the issues that are impacting you, in a process of reflection and uncovering which looks a little different for everyone.
I help people with emotional pain, anxiety, depression, low self-esteem, overthinking, isolation, existential distress, loss of a loved one, career issues, trauma, heartache, people-pleasing, issues of identity, gender, and sexuality, substance use, recovery, and relationship, family, and friendship struggles.
There are good reasons to look for support right now. Maybe you're dealing with anxiety, depression, grief, relationship issues, or have a desire to know yourself better. Sometimes, it's possible to figure things out on your own, and sometimes, it takes the help of another. We will talk together, finding a rhythm and shared language. This is an important place to start. From there it becomes possible to think about the issues that are impacting you, in a process of reflection and uncovering which looks a little different for everyone.
(323) 310-5219 View (323) 310-5219
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Laurie Finberg
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
West Los Angeles, CA 90025
Change can happen and it can happen quickly if you're willing to put confusing, overwhelming feelings and thoughts under a microscope and dig. I help facilitate the dig by providing you with a supportive environment to stimulate new ways of thinking about your life and identify actions necessary to create better outcomes for yourself.
Change can happen and it can happen quickly if you're willing to put confusing, overwhelming feelings and thoughts under a microscope and dig. I help facilitate the dig by providing you with a supportive environment to stimulate new ways of thinking about your life and identify actions necessary to create better outcomes for yourself.
(480) 613-8674 View (480) 613-8674
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AAP Dan Litov, PhD
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
West Los Angeles, CA 90025  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
**No need to keep on being tortured by your anxiety or panic attacks.** If you're reading this, it's likely you've reached bottom, and you've decided it's time for a helping hand- from someone who won't judge. Life's been hard enough. You might be wondering, "Who will -actually- help? Is there even any point? I can't afford to continue in this direction. Will I feel comfortable talking to someone I've just met?" After eighteen years of providing psychotherapy, I have a reputation for being down-to-earth, and easy to talk to, but have a knack for getting to the heart of the matter quickly.
**No need to keep on being tortured by your anxiety or panic attacks.** If you're reading this, it's likely you've reached bottom, and you've decided it's time for a helping hand- from someone who won't judge. Life's been hard enough. You might be wondering, "Who will -actually- help? Is there even any point? I can't afford to continue in this direction. Will I feel comfortable talking to someone I've just met?" After eighteen years of providing psychotherapy, I have a reputation for being down-to-earth, and easy to talk to, but have a knack for getting to the heart of the matter quickly.
(323) 570-4853 View (323) 570-4853
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Gabrielle B. Samuels
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
West Los Angeles, CA 90025
Things aren't right. You feel like something is off, but you can't put your finger on it. Maybe your friends and family don't understand, maybe you're so isolated that you feel like you don't have friends or family anymore. You can't concentrate because something- sadness, anxiety, a relationship, loss, a substance - keeps intruding into your thinking. And you may have tried everything you can think of, but this...mood, this feeling, this thing you do that no one can know about, you just can't get over it. You want to feel better, but nothing works. You're not alone. There is help for you.
Things aren't right. You feel like something is off, but you can't put your finger on it. Maybe your friends and family don't understand, maybe you're so isolated that you feel like you don't have friends or family anymore. You can't concentrate because something- sadness, anxiety, a relationship, loss, a substance - keeps intruding into your thinking. And you may have tried everything you can think of, but this...mood, this feeling, this thing you do that no one can know about, you just can't get over it. You want to feel better, but nothing works. You're not alone. There is help for you.
(323) 870-7537 View (323) 870-7537
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Yara Mawad
Associate Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, AMFT
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
West Los Angeles, CA 90025
Feeling Stuck? Life changes can be tough. New beginnings often bring up strong emotions like fear or past hurts. It's normal to feel overwhelmed during transitions. What if you could navigate these challenges with more confidence and self-understanding? Therapy can be your guide. It's a safe space to learn about yourself, develop healthy coping skills, and boost your self-belief. Whether you're facing a recent hurdle or seeking preventative support, therapy empowers you to reach your goals.
Feeling Stuck? Life changes can be tough. New beginnings often bring up strong emotions like fear or past hurts. It's normal to feel overwhelmed during transitions. What if you could navigate these challenges with more confidence and self-understanding? Therapy can be your guide. It's a safe space to learn about yourself, develop healthy coping skills, and boost your self-belief. Whether you're facing a recent hurdle or seeking preventative support, therapy empowers you to reach your goals.
(424) 688-1358 View (424) 688-1358
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Lisa Tahir
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
West Los Angeles, CA 90025  (Online Only)
I begin our first session with what is most important for you today to resolve. This is because people usually book a therapy session while in some kind of emotional pain, or with a problem to solve. I assure you that you will feel more peaceful and calm with just one session, and you will leave knowing that you will be able to navigate what is going on. Work with me using your insurance with the website link provided to Grow Therapy or here for Headway Therapy if you have Aetna, Oxford, Oscar, UHC, Cigna, Kaiser NorCal, or Anthem BC copy and paste this link to book with me: www.bit.ly/3WhrTH4
I begin our first session with what is most important for you today to resolve. This is because people usually book a therapy session while in some kind of emotional pain, or with a problem to solve. I assure you that you will feel more peaceful and calm with just one session, and you will leave knowing that you will be able to navigate what is going on. Work with me using your insurance with the website link provided to Grow Therapy or here for Headway Therapy if you have Aetna, Oxford, Oscar, UHC, Cigna, Kaiser NorCal, or Anthem BC copy and paste this link to book with me: www.bit.ly/3WhrTH4
(323) 940-6889 View (323) 940-6889
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Trauma Resolution Therapy
LMFT, EMDR, MBSR
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
West Los Angeles, CA 90025
Our mission is to help clients achieve balance and recover from the various issues they may be dealing with, including trauma, addiction, PTSD, and mood disorders. Our integrated approach utilizes process-oriented psychotherapy, mindfulness interventions, DBT, and EMDR to help clients gain a greater sense of well-being and foster their own ability to heal. Jason Murphy, MA, LMFT, is the owner and clinical director of TRT Group and has decades of experience working with a diverse population in various settings. With a deep-seated understanding and training in Buddhist psychology, he brings a unique set of solutions to his clients and his team.
Our mission is to help clients achieve balance and recover from the various issues they may be dealing with, including trauma, addiction, PTSD, and mood disorders. Our integrated approach utilizes process-oriented psychotherapy, mindfulness interventions, DBT, and EMDR to help clients gain a greater sense of well-being and foster their own ability to heal. Jason Murphy, MA, LMFT, is the owner and clinical director of TRT Group and has decades of experience working with a diverse population in various settings. With a deep-seated understanding and training in Buddhist psychology, he brings a unique set of solutions to his clients and his team.
(310) 651-7284 View (310) 651-7284
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Jason Murphy
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, EMDR, ICAP
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
West Los Angeles, CA 90025
“I have a deep belief in treating the whole human being and not just the symptom whether it be physical, psychological or spiritual. Both my skill as a therapist and my knowledge of East/ West Psychology aids me in providing essential knowledge and techniques for clients to affect change. I have been in the fields of therapy and mindfulness meditation for the last 20 years and in that time I have focused on integrating what works for those clients I have served. My work is informed by over two decades of exploration into the heart and mind. From the monasteries of Asia to the lecture halls of cutting edge American Universities.
“I have a deep belief in treating the whole human being and not just the symptom whether it be physical, psychological or spiritual. Both my skill as a therapist and my knowledge of East/ West Psychology aids me in providing essential knowledge and techniques for clients to affect change. I have been in the fields of therapy and mindfulness meditation for the last 20 years and in that time I have focused on integrating what works for those clients I have served. My work is informed by over two decades of exploration into the heart and mind. From the monasteries of Asia to the lecture halls of cutting edge American Universities.
(831) 777-6253 View (831) 777-6253
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Lisa Chester-Schyman
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
West Los Angeles, CA 90025
I provide a safe and compassionate environment to support you in your life journey and its many challenges. Through our work together you will develop a deeper understanding of yourself, which will allow you to navigate the murky waters of life, manage transitions, and live a life filled with meaning. Together we will explore your true nature and I will support you to find more comfort in your life by teaching you tools to overcome obstacles to your emotional well-being. Our collaboration will allow you to move through the more challenging times in your life with a greater sense of ease. I work with adults, teens, and adolescents.
I provide a safe and compassionate environment to support you in your life journey and its many challenges. Through our work together you will develop a deeper understanding of yourself, which will allow you to navigate the murky waters of life, manage transitions, and live a life filled with meaning. Together we will explore your true nature and I will support you to find more comfort in your life by teaching you tools to overcome obstacles to your emotional well-being. Our collaboration will allow you to move through the more challenging times in your life with a greater sense of ease. I work with adults, teens, and adolescents.
(424) 532-8592 View (424) 532-8592
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Lauren Dummit
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, CSAT-S, CST
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
West Los Angeles, CA 90025
I am a CSAT specializing in trauma and addiction as well as sexuality and intimacy issues. My unique style treats emotional discomfort and pain as avenues for self-discovery and personal growth. As a somatic therapist, I believe true healing comes from creating alignment between body, mind, and soul. As you more skilled at navigating your inner obstacles, you will rediscover your capacity to find balance and live a life that is healthy, joyful, and free. I emphasize insight, self-awareness, and empowerment to help you grow, learn about the meaning behind your symptoms, and lead a more gratifying life.
I am a CSAT specializing in trauma and addiction as well as sexuality and intimacy issues. My unique style treats emotional discomfort and pain as avenues for self-discovery and personal growth. As a somatic therapist, I believe true healing comes from creating alignment between body, mind, and soul. As you more skilled at navigating your inner obstacles, you will rediscover your capacity to find balance and live a life that is healthy, joyful, and free. I emphasize insight, self-awareness, and empowerment to help you grow, learn about the meaning behind your symptoms, and lead a more gratifying life.
(310) 895-9316 View (310) 895-9316
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Kim Richardson Lindley
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT, LPCC, ICADCII
Verified Verified
West Los Angeles, CA 90025
Embarking on therapy requires a leap of faith, a hopeful exploration for relief from overwhelming states, and a quest for deeper insight and meaning—sometimes encompassing both. The initial steps toward seeking support may seem daunting, yet they often yield rewarding outcomes. My foundational training draws from Psychodynamic, Depth, and Humanistic traditions, seamlessly integrated with cutting-edge developments in attachment theory, neuroscience, and the body’s stress response. We collaborate on a strengths-based, client-centered approach, ensuring that each treatment plan is finely tuned to address your unique needs.
Embarking on therapy requires a leap of faith, a hopeful exploration for relief from overwhelming states, and a quest for deeper insight and meaning—sometimes encompassing both. The initial steps toward seeking support may seem daunting, yet they often yield rewarding outcomes. My foundational training draws from Psychodynamic, Depth, and Humanistic traditions, seamlessly integrated with cutting-edge developments in attachment theory, neuroscience, and the body’s stress response. We collaborate on a strengths-based, client-centered approach, ensuring that each treatment plan is finely tuned to address your unique needs.
(424) 344-4605 View (424) 344-4605
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Kristin Allen
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
West Los Angeles, CA 90025  (Online Only)
Are you constantly worried about things not working out or something going wrong? What about your sleep? Are you tossing and turning during the night or sleeping more than usual? Would you like to be able to quiet your mind, but you just don't know how? You may be feeling overwhelmed, but there is hope for a more peaceful state of mind and ease to living.
Are you constantly worried about things not working out or something going wrong? What about your sleep? Are you tossing and turning during the night or sleeping more than usual? Would you like to be able to quiet your mind, but you just don't know how? You may be feeling overwhelmed, but there is hope for a more peaceful state of mind and ease to living.
(213) 503-8255 View (213) 503-8255
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Carol Kochoff
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, PsyD, LCSW
Verified Verified
West Los Angeles, CA 90025
Providing Therapy, Counseling and Ketamine Assisted Psychotherapy (KAP) for anxiety. depression, trauma, life transitions. I can help you manage problems and renew hopes and dreams. You may be dealing with conflicting emotions, disappointed that family or friends have failed to listen, understand or validate your experience. Providing deeper understanding can help to decrease emotional distress and increase peace of mind. You deserve to live a life filled with kindness, hope and love. Reach out to begin the journey of Self discovery.
Providing Therapy, Counseling and Ketamine Assisted Psychotherapy (KAP) for anxiety. depression, trauma, life transitions. I can help you manage problems and renew hopes and dreams. You may be dealing with conflicting emotions, disappointed that family or friends have failed to listen, understand or validate your experience. Providing deeper understanding can help to decrease emotional distress and increase peace of mind. You deserve to live a life filled with kindness, hope and love. Reach out to begin the journey of Self discovery.
(424) 218-9837 View (424) 218-9837
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Samantha Wright Wakach
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
West Los Angeles, CA 90025
If the old coping strategies have stopped working, or worse, are becoming self-destructive, reaching out for help can be a daunting but ultimately liberating step toward growth and healing. My communication style is direct, but equally warm, empathic, and relatable. I have been practicing for 25 years working with youth & adults in both short-term behavioral skills-based treatment models as well as longer-term supportive psychotherapy. I have experience in both the private and non profit sectors as a Clinician, Clinical Supervisor of intern therapists, Family Mediator, Family Program Director, and Clinical Consultant.
If the old coping strategies have stopped working, or worse, are becoming self-destructive, reaching out for help can be a daunting but ultimately liberating step toward growth and healing. My communication style is direct, but equally warm, empathic, and relatable. I have been practicing for 25 years working with youth & adults in both short-term behavioral skills-based treatment models as well as longer-term supportive psychotherapy. I have experience in both the private and non profit sectors as a Clinician, Clinical Supervisor of intern therapists, Family Mediator, Family Program Director, and Clinical Consultant.
(424) 570-2070 View (424) 570-2070
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William Bumiller
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
West Los Angeles, CA 90025
My expertise lies in working with men transitioning into, or out of, relationships. Moving from single life into relationship with another is a daunting task. How do I maintain my own identity, my own authenticity, and still keep my partner happy? What are good boundaries? How, and when, do I say no? Equally difficult is the shift from partnership into single life. Who am I now? How do I keep a friendship with my ex (or not!) while moving into the dating scene? I've had great success helping my clients succeed and thrive during either of these challenging times.
My expertise lies in working with men transitioning into, or out of, relationships. Moving from single life into relationship with another is a daunting task. How do I maintain my own identity, my own authenticity, and still keep my partner happy? What are good boundaries? How, and when, do I say no? Equally difficult is the shift from partnership into single life. Who am I now? How do I keep a friendship with my ex (or not!) while moving into the dating scene? I've had great success helping my clients succeed and thrive during either of these challenging times.
(323) 680-5978 View (323) 680-5978
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Lanning M. Melville
PsyD, LCSW, BCD
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
West Los Angeles, CA 90025
I am particularly effective working with people who come to therapy with histories of childhood trauma, including emotional, sexual and/or physical abuse, and family neglect and/or abandonment. I have a strong commitment to helping men come to grips with the pains, conflicts and deficits in their work and relational lives. At the same time, I believe I can be particularly helpful to women, as a male therapist, in their work with these kinds of issues. I work primarily with individual adults. I have expertise working with a wide range of issues, including substance abuse/dependence, depression and anxiety.
I am particularly effective working with people who come to therapy with histories of childhood trauma, including emotional, sexual and/or physical abuse, and family neglect and/or abandonment. I have a strong commitment to helping men come to grips with the pains, conflicts and deficits in their work and relational lives. At the same time, I believe I can be particularly helpful to women, as a male therapist, in their work with these kinds of issues. I work primarily with individual adults. I have expertise working with a wide range of issues, including substance abuse/dependence, depression and anxiety.
(310) 895-9778 View (310) 895-9778
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Francyne Foxman
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
West Los Angeles, CA 90025
I received my B.A. in Psychology from U.C., Berkeley & my M.A. in Clinical Psychology from Pepperdine University. I hold a Certification in Dual Diagnosis from U.C., Los Angeles & am skilled in counseling clients dealing with addictions as well as emotional challenges (i.e. depression, anxiety, obsessive-compulsive disorder, trauma, grief & loss). I am proficient in treating persons & families dealing with divorce, separation, custody and court issues. I have provided supervision to Marriage & Family Therapy Trainees and Interns. In-home psychotherapy available, upon request. A Good Faith Estimate (GFE) provided upon request.
I received my B.A. in Psychology from U.C., Berkeley & my M.A. in Clinical Psychology from Pepperdine University. I hold a Certification in Dual Diagnosis from U.C., Los Angeles & am skilled in counseling clients dealing with addictions as well as emotional challenges (i.e. depression, anxiety, obsessive-compulsive disorder, trauma, grief & loss). I am proficient in treating persons & families dealing with divorce, separation, custody and court issues. I have provided supervision to Marriage & Family Therapy Trainees and Interns. In-home psychotherapy available, upon request. A Good Faith Estimate (GFE) provided upon request.
(310) 226-8437 View (310) 226-8437
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Natalie Friedman
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, MFT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
West Los Angeles, CA 90025
The clients I see are creative, sensitive and curious about their experiences. Many of them are young adults who have complicated relationships with their families. I have expertise working with addiction as well as with those who grew up in families with addiction. In sessions, we get to talk about all of it and make sense of what hasn’t been spoken and organized.
The clients I see are creative, sensitive and curious about their experiences. Many of them are young adults who have complicated relationships with their families. I have expertise working with addiction as well as with those who grew up in families with addiction. In sessions, we get to talk about all of it and make sense of what hasn’t been spoken and organized.
(323) 570-0112 View (323) 570-0112
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Tracy King
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
West Los Angeles, CA 90025
You've already tried it on your own. Maybe you've found partial solutions,but it does get discouraging finding yourself, or your relationship, repeating the same patterns over and over. Seeing a very experienced, sharp, interactive therapist means finding much quicker relief for problems related to relationships , depression, anxiety and panic, parenting, childhood, and life directions. Working with me means forming a solution-oriented partnership for real change. I have successfully done this work for many years, and help people on both long or short term issues. To meet your needs, I have evening & W/E appointments.
You've already tried it on your own. Maybe you've found partial solutions,but it does get discouraging finding yourself, or your relationship, repeating the same patterns over and over. Seeing a very experienced, sharp, interactive therapist means finding much quicker relief for problems related to relationships , depression, anxiety and panic, parenting, childhood, and life directions. Working with me means forming a solution-oriented partnership for real change. I have successfully done this work for many years, and help people on both long or short term issues. To meet your needs, I have evening & W/E appointments.
(310) 340-6874 View (310) 340-6874
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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.