Aspira Counseling

Drug & Alcohol Counselor, CAS, M-RAS, SUDCC

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Aspira Counseling

Drug & Alcohol Counselor, CAS, M-RAS, SUDCC


Location

Offers online therapy

Aspira Counseling
Ventura, CA 93003
Call Debbie Pastor
(805) 434-6087

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This location is easily accessible from:

Website
Announcement icon As of August 2021 services online through telehealth or phone will still be offered. Drug and alcohol evaluations in person, with mask.
Welcome! My name is Debbie, I founded Aspira Counseling to provide integrative services that require sensitivity, discretion, resourcefulness and creativity! Counseling for alcohol, drugs and addictive behaviors is a specialty and there are all kinds of different services that may be confusing to someone seeking help. Here, you can start with a simple conversation to see what your needs might be and how to best move forward. Whether you are looking for some clarification, brief intervention or intensive outpatient treatment, collaborative decision making based on your needs should make your journey easier. Please visit the website for more information.
Some clients may wish an alternative or additional approach to recovery; a closed SMART Recovery group will be offered to regular clients using a cognitive behavioral approach. This gives clients a wider range of options. A Family and Friends group based on the same approach will also be available.
Mediation is one of my passions. Experience with 12 step programs, anger management, domestic violence, parenting, co-parenting, psychiatric recovery or dual diagnosis gives a well rounded background to provide resources and guidance that often relates to what brings a client and family to seek services.

Finances

  • Cost per Session: $75 - $105
  • Sliding Scale: Yes
Pay By: Cash, Mastercard, Paypal, Visa

Qualifications

  • Years in Practice: 20 Years
  • License: California / C058860718
  • School: University of California Santa Barbara
  • Year Graduated: 2010
Counselor is certified to meet California available requirements, there is no licensing available at this time for addiction counseling.

Additional Credentials

  • Certificate: Breining, Master Level Registered Addiction Specialist / P1008051850
  • Certificate Date: 2012
  • Certificate: CADTP, SUDCC / 9402
  • Certificate Date: 2019

Aspira Counseling's Groups

SMART Recovery

A self help secular group for addictive behaviors. This group is available to clients using other services such as the family education class or individual counseling. Guests are welcome to try out if they like this approach, an alternative to 12 step meetings or complimentary to any other form of recovery. Non-religious, just based on tools and strategies.

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Family & Friends Support Group

This group is an alternative or supplement to Al-Anon 12 step groups. Based on material from SMART Recovery, people concerned over someone's addictive behavior receive support. This group is particularly valuable in connection with other services such as the Family Education Class (covering other topics not addressed here), family counseling for substance use or individual counseling. Please call before attending. The group is facilitated by a Certified Addiction Treatment Counselor, however does not substitute counseling services!

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Codependency workshop

Online workshop, for details please check on Eventbrite for Strategies to Motivate Change: helping with substance use . This is a 6 week course with limited space. Please call for registration or use the link on the Eventbrite page. This platform does not accomodate links.

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Location

Aspira Counseling
Ventura, CA 93003
Call Debbie Pastor
(805) 434-6087
Offers online therapy

Nearby Areas

This location is easily accessible from:

Website
Specialties
  • Alcohol Use
  • Drug Abuse
  • Addiction
Issues
  • Anger Management
  • Anxiety
  • Behavioral Issues
  • Chronic Relapse
  • Codependency
  • Coping Skills
  • Domestic Abuse
  • Domestic Violence
  • Dual Diagnosis
  • Family Conflict
  • Gambling
  • Hoarding
  • Internet Addiction
  • Life Coaching
  • Parenting
  • Peer Relationships
  • Relapse prevention, cultural, acculturation, expat
  • Relationship Issues
  • Self Esteem
  • Stress
  • Substance Use
  • Testing and Evaluation
  • Video Game Addiction
Mental Health
  • Impulse Control Disorders
  • Mood Disorders

Client Focus

Ethnicity: Hispanic and Latino and Other Racial or Ethnic Background
I also speak: German and Spanish
Age
  • Adults
Communities
  • Aviation Professionals

Treatment Approach

Types of Therapy
  • Coaching
  • Cognitive Behavioral (CBT)
  • Eclectic
  • Family Systems
  • Intervention
  • Motivational Interviewing
  • Multicultural
  • Psychiatric rehabilitation (WRAP)
  • Rational Emotive Behavior (REBT)
  • Solution Focused Brief (SFBT)
  • Substance abuse assessments/evaluations
Modality
  • Individuals
  • Family
  • Group

Links

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Professional Connections

Debbie is a compassionate, and experienced counselor and I highly recommend her services.
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Last Modified: 12 Aug 2021
Aspira Counseling, CAS, M-RAS, SUDCC, Drug & Alcohol Counselor in Ventura

Aspira Counseling

Drug & Alcohol Counselor, CAS, M-RAS, SUDCC