Substance Use Therapists in Westchester, CA

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Barbara Jo Crofford
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Westchester, CA 90045
Happy to speak with you via the phone
Happy to speak with you via the phone
(310) 510-6684 View (310) 510-6684
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Carol Waisman
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, PhD, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Westchester, CA 90045
Are you uncomfortable in social situations, or experiencing conflict in important relationships? Do you struggle with unwanted habits? My practice is dedicated to assisting you to resolve emotional and behavioral issues that interfere with optimal functioning. By acquiring tools to help manage your moods and feelings, you can loosen compulsive patterns and achieve greater self-acceptance. I work collaboratively with my clients and strive to develop a partnership that begins with listening.
Are you uncomfortable in social situations, or experiencing conflict in important relationships? Do you struggle with unwanted habits? My practice is dedicated to assisting you to resolve emotional and behavioral issues that interfere with optimal functioning. By acquiring tools to help manage your moods and feelings, you can loosen compulsive patterns and achieve greater self-acceptance. I work collaboratively with my clients and strive to develop a partnership that begins with listening.
(310) 912-3021 View (310) 912-3021
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Ceccily Bednash
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT, ATR
Verified Verified
Westchester, CA 90045  (Online Only)
Are you a creative who is looking for support? Creative people have a unique set of challenges they face and I offer the specialized support that you need. If you identify as a creative person whether you are a writer, singer, actor, visual artist, performer, musician or participate in a creative lifestyle, I can help you. As a creative myself I understand the psychological, emotional, financial and lifestyle challenges that creatives face in a world that prioritizes capitalism over creativity. I will help you to use your unique gifts and talents in order to live your life in the fullest expression of yourself.
Are you a creative who is looking for support? Creative people have a unique set of challenges they face and I offer the specialized support that you need. If you identify as a creative person whether you are a writer, singer, actor, visual artist, performer, musician or participate in a creative lifestyle, I can help you. As a creative myself I understand the psychological, emotional, financial and lifestyle challenges that creatives face in a world that prioritizes capitalism over creativity. I will help you to use your unique gifts and talents in order to live your life in the fullest expression of yourself.
(341) 217-3918 View (341) 217-3918
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Alicia Brandt
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, MA
Verified Verified
6 Endorsed
Westchester, CA 90045
Are you feeling stuck? Are you questioning retirement, looking for a "third act" in your life? Is your relationship stagnant or in crisis? Have you ended one addiction, only to have another pop up? Are you the adult child of a narcissist and having issues with relationships and career?Are you a partner or parent of an addict or person in recovery?Are you ready for change?
Are you feeling stuck? Are you questioning retirement, looking for a "third act" in your life? Is your relationship stagnant or in crisis? Have you ended one addiction, only to have another pop up? Are you the adult child of a narcissist and having issues with relationships and career?Are you a partner or parent of an addict or person in recovery?Are you ready for change?
(323) 870-8228 View (323) 870-8228
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LAT Psychosocial Rehabilitation
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Westchester, CA 90045
Our ideal client is someone who wants to learn how to manage their mental health, gain self-confidence, find direction, increase independence, and ultimately re-engage in meaningful pursuits. It is someone who wants to become successful in their living, working, learning and social environments. We believe everyone can learn to live well!
Our ideal client is someone who wants to learn how to manage their mental health, gain self-confidence, find direction, increase independence, and ultimately re-engage in meaningful pursuits. It is someone who wants to become successful in their living, working, learning and social environments. We believe everyone can learn to live well!
(424) 532-7734 View (424) 532-7734
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Ann O'Brien
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, MSc
Verified Verified
Westchester, CA 90045
My clients are lovely people going through difficult things. Whether you are going through a break-up, loss, life transition or adjusting to the post-pandemic world, it can be a struggle to find your footing on your own. I have found that, in order to move forward with an empowered and clear mind, it is helpful to integrate the recent past into an evolving narrative that feels right for you. I offer a kind, nonjudgmental space where you can feel heard and find tools to quiet the noise, develop new perspectives and connect to your unique voice and path to self-fulfillment.
My clients are lovely people going through difficult things. Whether you are going through a break-up, loss, life transition or adjusting to the post-pandemic world, it can be a struggle to find your footing on your own. I have found that, in order to move forward with an empowered and clear mind, it is helpful to integrate the recent past into an evolving narrative that feels right for you. I offer a kind, nonjudgmental space where you can feel heard and find tools to quiet the noise, develop new perspectives and connect to your unique voice and path to self-fulfillment.
(424) 372-1560 View (424) 372-1560

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Maxine M. Hughes
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT, CST-C
Verified Verified
Culver City, CA 90233  (Online Only)
I find that adults can hold the impact of childhood trauma for years before seeking psychotherapy and often mask their pain with anxiety, depression, difficulties with vulnerability and substance use.
Is it difficult to trust others or your partner? Do you find yourself avoiding people or lacking energy to do the things you enjoy? Would you like a better relationship with yourself and others? I am cisgender LGBTQ affirmative therapist, my goal is to provide a sex positive environment for you to be authentically who you are, without judgment. During short term treatment I will provide you with tools to find practical solutions to your challenges.
I find that adults can hold the impact of childhood trauma for years before seeking psychotherapy and often mask their pain with anxiety, depression, difficulties with vulnerability and substance use.
Is it difficult to trust others or your partner? Do you find yourself avoiding people or lacking energy to do the things you enjoy? Would you like a better relationship with yourself and others? I am cisgender LGBTQ affirmative therapist, my goal is to provide a sex positive environment for you to be authentically who you are, without judgment. During short term treatment I will provide you with tools to find practical solutions to your challenges.
(951) 692-4360 View (951) 692-4360
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Lauren Carnine
Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor, LPCC
Verified Verified
Los Angeles, CA 90045  (Online Only)
I am a licensed professional clinical counsel or licensed in California with over five years of experience working as a psychotherapist. I have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma, personality disorders, and substance use.
I am a licensed professional clinical counsel or licensed in California with over five years of experience working as a psychotherapist. I have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma, personality disorders, and substance use.
(858) 221-4703 View (858) 221-4703
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Bryan Sawlsville
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
9 Endorsed
El Segundo, CA 90245  (Online Only)
I offer over 25 years' experience in Mental Health and Substance Use treatment services providing direct care across many settings & populations including adults, children, families and couples. While my style is based on presenting goals, attention to mindfulness, personal strengths and narratives are strong foundations to our work. I see people as being expert in themselves and want to honor their experiences in life to help guide treatment. I have success working with interpersonal and family issues, trauma, addiction, substance use, anxiety, depression, anger management, parenting, and crisis intervention.
I offer over 25 years' experience in Mental Health and Substance Use treatment services providing direct care across many settings & populations including adults, children, families and couples. While my style is based on presenting goals, attention to mindfulness, personal strengths and narratives are strong foundations to our work. I see people as being expert in themselves and want to honor their experiences in life to help guide treatment. I have success working with interpersonal and family issues, trauma, addiction, substance use, anxiety, depression, anger management, parenting, and crisis intervention.
(310) 426-8860 View (310) 426-8860
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Kristen Sherman
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Hawthorne, CA 90250  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
I specialize in Mood disorders, ADHD, Substance use, and personality disorders.
Do you often feel overwhelmed, anxious, or hopeless? Do you struggle with finishing small tasks, getting out of bed, or freeze and can't get anything done?
I specialize in Mood disorders, ADHD, Substance use, and personality disorders.
Do you often feel overwhelmed, anxious, or hopeless? Do you struggle with finishing small tasks, getting out of bed, or freeze and can't get anything done?
(310) 987-4873 View (310) 987-4873
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Natalie Pujo
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
El Segundo, CA 90245
In addition to treating mood, anxiety, and substance use disorders, I have considerable expertise working with trauma, grief and loss.
Beginning therapy can feel daunting. I provide a safe and secure place for you to feel comfortable and begin to gently explore what's keeping you stuck or feeling hopeless. I believe that empathy, acceptance and authenticity are the the keys to building a trusting therapist-client relationship. Together we will explore patterns that are no longer working for you, or preventing you from personal growth and healing. I am passionate about embarking on your personal journey of self awareness. I draw on a variety of orientations including Emotion Focused, CBT, and psychodynamic theories and practice in order to meet each client's needs.
In addition to treating mood, anxiety, and substance use disorders, I have considerable expertise working with trauma, grief and loss.
Beginning therapy can feel daunting. I provide a safe and secure place for you to feel comfortable and begin to gently explore what's keeping you stuck or feeling hopeless. I believe that empathy, acceptance and authenticity are the the keys to building a trusting therapist-client relationship. Together we will explore patterns that are no longer working for you, or preventing you from personal growth and healing. I am passionate about embarking on your personal journey of self awareness. I draw on a variety of orientations including Emotion Focused, CBT, and psychodynamic theories and practice in order to meet each client's needs.
(424) 287-4994 View (424) 287-4994
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Susanna De Mari
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Culver City, CA 90230
There are times in our lives when we may need support in navigating certain life-challenging situations or emotions. If you are struggling to feel connected, unhappy with where you are in life, often feel anxious, and experience relationship challenges; then therapy is an opportunity to take a look at potential patterns that might repeat in your life and make changes. My psychotherapy practice is primarily focused on helping people who are struggling with the effects of trauma, relationship stress, depression, anxiety, substance use and addiction. I can support you in strengthening your sense of self and healing process.
There are times in our lives when we may need support in navigating certain life-challenging situations or emotions. If you are struggling to feel connected, unhappy with where you are in life, often feel anxious, and experience relationship challenges; then therapy is an opportunity to take a look at potential patterns that might repeat in your life and make changes. My psychotherapy practice is primarily focused on helping people who are struggling with the effects of trauma, relationship stress, depression, anxiety, substance use and addiction. I can support you in strengthening your sense of self and healing process.
(310) 905-8436 View (310) 905-8436
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Charlotte Pradié
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MA, AMFT, APCC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Los Angeles, CA 90230
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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Marley Cohn
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Los Angeles, CA 90066  (Online Only)
Have you ever had thoughts that you may have issues with substance use? Unsure of what to do next and your family is worried about you? Whether you are struggling with anxiety, depression, addiction, traumas, motivation or any life transition or stressor, I will provide a safe and non-judgmental space for you to come back home to yourself.
Do you ever find yourself wanting to start a task, create something new, go to the gym for the first time in a long time or begin a new career path? The excitement of this builds, then suddenly your mind starts telling you the story you've heard before. "I can't do it." "I don't have time." "It will be too hard for me." "I'll never actually be able to do it." These thoughts can be crippling and stop us from reaching our goals as humans. I want to help alleviate these anxious thoughts and support you in living the life you truly want for yourself.
Have you ever had thoughts that you may have issues with substance use? Unsure of what to do next and your family is worried about you? Whether you are struggling with anxiety, depression, addiction, traumas, motivation or any life transition or stressor, I will provide a safe and non-judgmental space for you to come back home to yourself.
Do you ever find yourself wanting to start a task, create something new, go to the gym for the first time in a long time or begin a new career path? The excitement of this builds, then suddenly your mind starts telling you the story you've heard before. "I can't do it." "I don't have time." "It will be too hard for me." "I'll never actually be able to do it." These thoughts can be crippling and stop us from reaching our goals as humans. I want to help alleviate these anxious thoughts and support you in living the life you truly want for yourself.
(424) 459-8283 View (424) 459-8283
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Kristina Catuiza
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Los Angeles, CA 90045  (Online Only)
I am privileged to join you on your journey in therapy. Many of us struggle daily with issues like anxiety, stress, depression, anger or just feeling misunderstood. We may feel stuck and ashamed at our inability to just will ourselves into being "better.” My aim is to make a space for you to feel empowered to process and create the change you hope to see in your life. I have experience working with adolescents and adults with depression, anxiety, relationship concerns, trauma, substance use, and other personal challenges. I have a warm and caring approach with my clients, and I value personal preferences in the therapy experience.
I am privileged to join you on your journey in therapy. Many of us struggle daily with issues like anxiety, stress, depression, anger or just feeling misunderstood. We may feel stuck and ashamed at our inability to just will ourselves into being "better.” My aim is to make a space for you to feel empowered to process and create the change you hope to see in your life. I have experience working with adolescents and adults with depression, anxiety, relationship concerns, trauma, substance use, and other personal challenges. I have a warm and caring approach with my clients, and I value personal preferences in the therapy experience.
(818) 975-3148 View (818) 975-3148
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Delena Zimmerman
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Culver City, CA 90230
I specialize in working with alcoholism and substance use disorders.
As a strengths-based therapist, I am here as a warm and compassionate partner to walk alongside you through some of life's most difficult challenges. I offer a safe, non-judgmental space to explore, process, and cope with past pain, present fears, and future uncertainties. I provide empathy, insight, and a fresh perspective, as we sort through the muck of life together, and you discover your own inner strength and power. You experience healing hope. I'm highly intuitive, coupled with an open heart, and experience working with a range of emotional issues to help guide you toward leading the fulfilling life you desire.
I specialize in working with alcoholism and substance use disorders.
As a strengths-based therapist, I am here as a warm and compassionate partner to walk alongside you through some of life's most difficult challenges. I offer a safe, non-judgmental space to explore, process, and cope with past pain, present fears, and future uncertainties. I provide empathy, insight, and a fresh perspective, as we sort through the muck of life together, and you discover your own inner strength and power. You experience healing hope. I'm highly intuitive, coupled with an open heart, and experience working with a range of emotional issues to help guide you toward leading the fulfilling life you desire.
(213) 223-8027 View (213) 223-8027
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Karissa Matthews
Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor, LPCC
Verified Verified
Los Angeles, CA 90045  (Online Only)
I provide a safe space for clients to speak openly and honestly, especially those who are not always seen or heard. I enjoy collaborating with my clients to set the path towards progress and growth. My multiple intersectional identities allow me to remain open and curious about each client’s unique background and needs. I have specialized training in college/university-aged individuals, identity exploration and formation, substance use, family of origin distress, work burnout, anxiety, and mood disorders.
I provide a safe space for clients to speak openly and honestly, especially those who are not always seen or heard. I enjoy collaborating with my clients to set the path towards progress and growth. My multiple intersectional identities allow me to remain open and curious about each client’s unique background and needs. I have specialized training in college/university-aged individuals, identity exploration and formation, substance use, family of origin distress, work burnout, anxiety, and mood disorders.
(310) 361-9295 View (310) 361-9295
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Ava Martinez
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Culver City, CA 90230  (Online Only)
I specialize in the treatment of trauma, eating disorders, substance use disorders, and self-harming behaviors.
I'm a licensed marriage and family therapist in California, providing feminist and trauma-informed therapy to adolescents, adults, and couples. I am particularly passionate about collaborating with my clients to unpack and process the complex trauma associated with holding marginalized identities. Additionally, I have a background and training in the treatment of OCD, eating disorders, self-harm, and substance use disorders. My work with couples focuses on non-traditional couples.
I specialize in the treatment of trauma, eating disorders, substance use disorders, and self-harming behaviors.
I'm a licensed marriage and family therapist in California, providing feminist and trauma-informed therapy to adolescents, adults, and couples. I am particularly passionate about collaborating with my clients to unpack and process the complex trauma associated with holding marginalized identities. Additionally, I have a background and training in the treatment of OCD, eating disorders, self-harm, and substance use disorders. My work with couples focuses on non-traditional couples.
(323) 940-5489 View (323) 940-5489
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Katie McBain
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Los Angeles, CA 90045  (Online Only)
I work from a client-centered and humanistic approach, which allows me to personalize the treatment to suit each individual; implementing and utilizing approaches that are best suited for and tailored to meet their needs rather than a specific therapeutic modality. I work from a Strengths-based orientation, utilizing past and current skills as well as gaining new ones to assist the client in overcoming life challenges and improving their quality of life or achieving their goals. I work with clients who have diagnoses across the board ranging from substance use, ADHD, autism, to schizophrenia.
I work from a client-centered and humanistic approach, which allows me to personalize the treatment to suit each individual; implementing and utilizing approaches that are best suited for and tailored to meet their needs rather than a specific therapeutic modality. I work from a Strengths-based orientation, utilizing past and current skills as well as gaining new ones to assist the client in overcoming life challenges and improving their quality of life or achieving their goals. I work with clients who have diagnoses across the board ranging from substance use, ADHD, autism, to schizophrenia.
(650) 374-2326 View (650) 374-2326
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Deborah L. Kitay
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
6 Endorsed
El Segundo, CA 90245
I have worked with people dealing with body image/eating issues, anxiety, depression, failure and low self-esteem, grief, parenting challenges, substance use problems, and conflictual relationships.
There are times all of us need a bit of extra support to handle the problems and stressors life throws our way. Problems can sometimes be relentless and seep into every aspect of our life. Problems such as anxiety, depression, loneliness, grief, worry and conflict can make it hard to live the life we desire. My aim is to help people take their lives back from problems. Through exploration of what values and preferences are most important to you, we can find ways to reclaim your life from the problems that are harassing you and your relationships in order to promote new possibilities and ways of being.
I have worked with people dealing with body image/eating issues, anxiety, depression, failure and low self-esteem, grief, parenting challenges, substance use problems, and conflictual relationships.
There are times all of us need a bit of extra support to handle the problems and stressors life throws our way. Problems can sometimes be relentless and seep into every aspect of our life. Problems such as anxiety, depression, loneliness, grief, worry and conflict can make it hard to live the life we desire. My aim is to help people take their lives back from problems. Through exploration of what values and preferences are most important to you, we can find ways to reclaim your life from the problems that are harassing you and your relationships in order to promote new possibilities and ways of being.
(424) 414-0365 View (424) 414-0365

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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.