Alcohol Use Therapists in Washington, DC

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Beth Higgins
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
Washington, DC 20037
Life is full of challenging events, decisions, and transitions. Going to therapy does not make a person “less than,” or indicate you are incapable of dealing with challenges/issues on your own. Beginning therapy is a sign of courage and awareness that you believe positive change in your life can be achieved. I work with adult individuals helping them cope with and work through a variety of issues including anxiety, depression, drug/alcohol use, stress reduction, anger, life transitions, coping with uncertainty, increasing self-esteem, as well as developing and maintaining healthy relationships.
Life is full of challenging events, decisions, and transitions. Going to therapy does not make a person “less than,” or indicate you are incapable of dealing with challenges/issues on your own. Beginning therapy is a sign of courage and awareness that you believe positive change in your life can be achieved. I work with adult individuals helping them cope with and work through a variety of issues including anxiety, depression, drug/alcohol use, stress reduction, anger, life transitions, coping with uncertainty, increasing self-esteem, as well as developing and maintaining healthy relationships.
(571) 601-4904 View (571) 601-4904
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Moses M Kushaba
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, PsyD, LCSW-C, CEAP, SAP
Verified Verified
Washington, DC 20009  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
I have been in practice for over 15 years treating people with depression, anxiety, adjustment disorders, in these communities; HIV infected or affected, immigrants, at-risk adolescents, incarcerated adult males, parents with parenting challenges, couples who want to succeed in life and have resistance to their own success. As a Substance Abuse Professional, I perform Alcohol use assessments. I am a Certified Employee Assistance Professional who assists those who are having challenges at their workplaces.
I have been in practice for over 15 years treating people with depression, anxiety, adjustment disorders, in these communities; HIV infected or affected, immigrants, at-risk adolescents, incarcerated adult males, parents with parenting challenges, couples who want to succeed in life and have resistance to their own success. As a Substance Abuse Professional, I perform Alcohol use assessments. I am a Certified Employee Assistance Professional who assists those who are having challenges at their workplaces.
(301) 709-7048 View (301) 709-7048
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Anita Gadhia-Smith
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, PsyD, LCSW-C, LICSW
Verified Verified
Washington, DC 20007
Therapy is a journey through which we find our authentic selves and become the best we can be. I have expertise in working with alcoholism, addictions, and recovery issues; and with relationship, couple and family issues. I have worked in the field for over twenty years. I work with adults and adolescents, in individual, couple and family modalities. My approach is to meet you where you are, and to help you to move towards your goals, overcome obstacles, and achieve maximum growth. I use several therapeutic approaches, including cognitive-behavioral, psychodynamic, and strengths-based techniques. Website: practicaltherapy.net.
Therapy is a journey through which we find our authentic selves and become the best we can be. I have expertise in working with alcoholism, addictions, and recovery issues; and with relationship, couple and family issues. I have worked in the field for over twenty years. I work with adults and adolescents, in individual, couple and family modalities. My approach is to meet you where you are, and to help you to move towards your goals, overcome obstacles, and achieve maximum growth. I use several therapeutic approaches, including cognitive-behavioral, psychodynamic, and strengths-based techniques. Website: practicaltherapy.net.
(202) 618-9142 View (202) 618-9142
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Colleen Sandick
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, LICSW, LCSW-C
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Washington, DC 20036  (Online Only)
My caseload is full of dynamic and wonderful clients who seek to change the way they relate to themselves, their life circumstances, and their relationships. I have a particular interest working with recovering alcoholics actively working their 12-step program but are "just feeling stuck". In addition, I especially enjoy supporting women seeking to be authentic to themselves and those around them. Together, we will identify your goals and I will support you in pursuing your personal growth, finding your own answers and balance, and identifying and resolving how your past may be unconsciously impacting your day-to-day life.
My caseload is full of dynamic and wonderful clients who seek to change the way they relate to themselves, their life circumstances, and their relationships. I have a particular interest working with recovering alcoholics actively working their 12-step program but are "just feeling stuck". In addition, I especially enjoy supporting women seeking to be authentic to themselves and those around them. Together, we will identify your goals and I will support you in pursuing your personal growth, finding your own answers and balance, and identifying and resolving how your past may be unconsciously impacting your day-to-day life.
(202) 796-7699 View (202) 796-7699
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Mark Sullivan
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW, SEP
Verified Verified
Washington, DC 20015
Most of us are stuck in our heads, struggling with competing ideologies, worldviews, and internalized (usually critical) voices from our past. Using empathetic active listening and body-focused inquiry, I will work with you to create safe space within which to explore who you are and replace confusion with clarity---a body-based "felt sense" of what's true that becomes an increasingly reliable guide for authentic action.
Most of us are stuck in our heads, struggling with competing ideologies, worldviews, and internalized (usually critical) voices from our past. Using empathetic active listening and body-focused inquiry, I will work with you to create safe space within which to explore who you are and replace confusion with clarity---a body-based "felt sense" of what's true that becomes an increasingly reliable guide for authentic action.
(202) 800-1672 View (202) 800-1672
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Jason Nicholsen
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW
Verified Verified
Washington, DC 20002
I started this virtual-based therapy practice so that I could connect with individuals struggling to feel connected in their lives. There are no judgements. Together, we can explore the resilience and strength you already have and take action towards a richer, fuller life.  I have a Master's degree in Social Work from New York University and utilize Acceptance and Commitment Therapy and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy along with an eclectic mix of other evidence-informed interventions to support you and your goals.
I started this virtual-based therapy practice so that I could connect with individuals struggling to feel connected in their lives. There are no judgements. Together, we can explore the resilience and strength you already have and take action towards a richer, fuller life.  I have a Master's degree in Social Work from New York University and utilize Acceptance and Commitment Therapy and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy along with an eclectic mix of other evidence-informed interventions to support you and your goals.
(202) 568-8621 View (202) 568-8621
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Steve Donovan
Counselor, LPC, NCC
Verified Verified
Washington, DC 20007
Real Men. Real Addiction Help. Real Talk Therapy. How does addiction work? How do I counteract it? What is behind my addictive behavior? In addiction recovery since 2006 and professionally helping others since 2011 to realize their own recovery, I am uniquely positioned to help you with your struggles with addictive substances and behaviors. Let’s start right now. Today your life changes from suffering to success.
Real Men. Real Addiction Help. Real Talk Therapy. How does addiction work? How do I counteract it? What is behind my addictive behavior? In addiction recovery since 2006 and professionally helping others since 2011 to realize their own recovery, I am uniquely positioned to help you with your struggles with addictive substances and behaviors. Let’s start right now. Today your life changes from suffering to success.
(202) 793-8057 View (202) 793-8057
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Interventionist
Verified Verified
Washington, DC 20001
Hello, my name is Joani Gammill. Thank you for taking the brave step of looking for help. I am called when you have a loved one that needs help for an addiction, whether that be a substance like alcohol, heroin, prescription drugs or a process addiction like gambling, but is resistant to getting the treatment they need. As a former RN, I have worked for seven years in an alcohol and drug rehab before doing interventions. I have doing loving, respectful interventions for 19 years now. My fees for the industry are the lowest you will find. Reach out and call me at (443)-926-4519.
Hello, my name is Joani Gammill. Thank you for taking the brave step of looking for help. I am called when you have a loved one that needs help for an addiction, whether that be a substance like alcohol, heroin, prescription drugs or a process addiction like gambling, but is resistant to getting the treatment they need. As a former RN, I have worked for seven years in an alcohol and drug rehab before doing interventions. I have doing loving, respectful interventions for 19 years now. My fees for the industry are the lowest you will find. Reach out and call me at (443)-926-4519.
(443) 594-6080 View (443) 594-6080
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Melissa Brinson, Psychotherapy and Counseling Svs
Licensed Professional Counselor, LCMHC-S, LCAS, CCS, BC-TMHC, CSAT- C
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Washington, DC 20001  (Online Only)
Mental illness and addiction do not discriminate. They provide complex difficulties for the patients and their loved ones. I am specializing in treatment for Sex Addiction for either the individual with addiction or their partner. Treatment is not billed under insurance which ensures your privacy. Additional services includes support for fatherless daughters, individuals suffering with depression, trauma, and anxiety. I also offer clinical supervision for individuals with provisional licenses for both Mental Health (LCMHC-A) and Addiction (LCAS-A).
Mental illness and addiction do not discriminate. They provide complex difficulties for the patients and their loved ones. I am specializing in treatment for Sex Addiction for either the individual with addiction or their partner. Treatment is not billed under insurance which ensures your privacy. Additional services includes support for fatherless daughters, individuals suffering with depression, trauma, and anxiety. I also offer clinical supervision for individuals with provisional licenses for both Mental Health (LCMHC-A) and Addiction (LCAS-A).
(984) 459-8070 View (984) 459-8070
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Ryan Long
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW, EMDR-C, IMGCA-C
Verified Verified
5 Endorsed
Washington, DC 20008
I specialize in working with adolescents and young adults. As a former high school coach and counselor, I provide a unique approach that is both authentic and encouraging in nature. I work best with clients that are open-minded and adaptable as well as introspective and contemplative. Sense of humor plays an essential role in developing the rapport I have with my clients. Once that is established, I make sure to carefully listen to each individual's unique story, assist in planning ahead for challenges, channel strengths, and collaboratively track progress together.
I specialize in working with adolescents and young adults. As a former high school coach and counselor, I provide a unique approach that is both authentic and encouraging in nature. I work best with clients that are open-minded and adaptable as well as introspective and contemplative. Sense of humor plays an essential role in developing the rapport I have with my clients. Once that is established, I make sure to carefully listen to each individual's unique story, assist in planning ahead for challenges, channel strengths, and collaboratively track progress together.
(202) 838-5376 View (202) 838-5376
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Sade Adeeyo
Counselor, LPC, LCPC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Washington, DC 20002  (Online Only)
sade is a social justice worker and licensed mental health therapist in DC and MD. She has experience working with adolescents and adults of diverse racial, ethnic, class, gender and sexual identities. Her approach is collaborative and firmly rooted in the beliefs that each person has the potential for growth and that two things can be true at the same time: We are all the experts of our lived experiences and sometimes need loving guidance to create the relationships and lives we desire. With warmth, empathy, compassionate curiosity, and straightforward feedback, you can expect a safe container to explore your truth and experiences.
sade is a social justice worker and licensed mental health therapist in DC and MD. She has experience working with adolescents and adults of diverse racial, ethnic, class, gender and sexual identities. Her approach is collaborative and firmly rooted in the beliefs that each person has the potential for growth and that two things can be true at the same time: We are all the experts of our lived experiences and sometimes need loving guidance to create the relationships and lives we desire. With warmth, empathy, compassionate curiosity, and straightforward feedback, you can expect a safe container to explore your truth and experiences.
(202) 831-8380 View (202) 831-8380
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Damian McBeth
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW, LMHP
Verified Verified
Washington, DC 20016
Results-oriented, compassionate and "Relentless work ethic" are words patients have described me. I take a "whatever it takes empathic attitude" serving patients suffering from depression, psychosis, eating disorders, substance abuse disorders, and family dysfunction. I spent my most of my career practicing in DC's Ward 7 and Ward 8 servicing DC's most vulnerable lower income populations. I have experience with The Department of Behavior Health as a crisis supervisor, ACT clinical supervisor and a Child/Adult psychotherapist.
Results-oriented, compassionate and "Relentless work ethic" are words patients have described me. I take a "whatever it takes empathic attitude" serving patients suffering from depression, psychosis, eating disorders, substance abuse disorders, and family dysfunction. I spent my most of my career practicing in DC's Ward 7 and Ward 8 servicing DC's most vulnerable lower income populations. I have experience with The Department of Behavior Health as a crisis supervisor, ACT clinical supervisor and a Child/Adult psychotherapist.
(202) 972-7938 View (202) 972-7938
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Silver Lake Psychology--Washington DC location
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
Washington, DC 20009
Learn how to feel more connected to yourself, others and the world around you. Therapy provides all the elements of intimacy: honest communication, vulnerability and trust. Good therapy is challenging yet warm, providing both structure and empathy for your unique experience. We are a collective of therapists with a wide range of specialties. Our intake professionals will help connect you with the right therapist for your needs. We make appointments easy, offering evenings and weekends and flexibility for creative professionals who can't make the same time each week.
Learn how to feel more connected to yourself, others and the world around you. Therapy provides all the elements of intimacy: honest communication, vulnerability and trust. Good therapy is challenging yet warm, providing both structure and empathy for your unique experience. We are a collective of therapists with a wide range of specialties. Our intake professionals will help connect you with the right therapist for your needs. We make appointments easy, offering evenings and weekends and flexibility for creative professionals who can't make the same time each week.
(202) 952-4298 View (202) 952-4298
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Sahaya Therapy, LLC
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
Washington, DC 20006  (Online Only)
I believe that each individual that seeks therapy makes an important decision to create a change. I understand that asking for help and taking the first step feels difficult. I am qualified with professional and life experience for 30 years to assist you in making the desired change. I am sincerely committed, enthusiastic, dedicated, and available to assist you to take charge and create that positive desired outcome to discover the road to recovery. My mission is to provide quality psychotherapy and recovery services for late teens, adults, couples, and families for them to reach their fullest potential and personal growth.
I believe that each individual that seeks therapy makes an important decision to create a change. I understand that asking for help and taking the first step feels difficult. I am qualified with professional and life experience for 30 years to assist you in making the desired change. I am sincerely committed, enthusiastic, dedicated, and available to assist you to take charge and create that positive desired outcome to discover the road to recovery. My mission is to provide quality psychotherapy and recovery services for late teens, adults, couples, and families for them to reach their fullest potential and personal growth.
(571) 297-2579 View (571) 297-2579
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Marcela Medina
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Washington, DC 20011  (Online Only)
I am a dedicated and passionate clinician who understands the challenges and difficulties we all face. I am focused on helping my clients achieve their maximum potential. I have successfully helped several clients addresses different issues, focusing on empowering them to take control of their lives.
I am a dedicated and passionate clinician who understands the challenges and difficulties we all face. I am focused on helping my clients achieve their maximum potential. I have successfully helped several clients addresses different issues, focusing on empowering them to take control of their lives.
(202) 902-7079 View (202) 902-7079
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Joseph Spilsbury
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Washington, DC 20016
I love to work with individuals who are truly invested in actively processing their mental health--anything from adjustment and relational issues to post trauma symptoms, to ADHD, to depression and anxiety. I try to direct and guide my clients towards greater self-awareness, meaningful change, and transformation. Let’s work together to help you find harmony and balance in all aspects of your daily life.
I love to work with individuals who are truly invested in actively processing their mental health--anything from adjustment and relational issues to post trauma symptoms, to ADHD, to depression and anxiety. I try to direct and guide my clients towards greater self-awareness, meaningful change, and transformation. Let’s work together to help you find harmony and balance in all aspects of your daily life.
(202) 946-4875 View (202) 946-4875
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Laura J Winton
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LICSW, LCSW-C
Verified Verified
Washington, DC 20016
"Lives, hopes and dreams can be actualized." My approach is open minded and non-judgmental, embracing individuality and strength while assisting the development of understanding and acceptance. In my 33 years of experience providing psychotherapy, I have developed expertise in individualized treatment of anxiety, depression, mood disorders, substance use and trauma. I utilize Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Dialectic Behavioral Therapy. Working with young adults and adults, I offer individualized specialized therapy. Treatment offered targets understanding and management of emotions, surviving and managing crisis, being present and mindful, interpersonal effectiveness, and learning to think and behave in ways that enhance life and building a better future.
"Lives, hopes and dreams can be actualized." My approach is open minded and non-judgmental, embracing individuality and strength while assisting the development of understanding and acceptance. In my 33 years of experience providing psychotherapy, I have developed expertise in individualized treatment of anxiety, depression, mood disorders, substance use and trauma. I utilize Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Dialectic Behavioral Therapy. Working with young adults and adults, I offer individualized specialized therapy. Treatment offered targets understanding and management of emotions, surviving and managing crisis, being present and mindful, interpersonal effectiveness, and learning to think and behave in ways that enhance life and building a better future.
(301) 804-2287 View (301) 804-2287
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Melania Kim
Licensed Professional Counselor, PhD, LPC
Verified Verified
Washington, DC 20006  (Online Only)
I am committed to providing a safe and welcoming therapeutic place where you can express feelings, find hope, make peace, while looking to make a change in your life. I believe you have the power to be your own best self and live a full and meaningful life. Together we can develop concrete solutions to empower you to build confidence in the person you were born to be or rewrite a better day. Change can happen to decrease anxiety, depression; planning increases productivity; and new options can be viewed to move away from negative choices. Relationships can improve by learning how to communicate effectively.
I am committed to providing a safe and welcoming therapeutic place where you can express feelings, find hope, make peace, while looking to make a change in your life. I believe you have the power to be your own best self and live a full and meaningful life. Together we can develop concrete solutions to empower you to build confidence in the person you were born to be or rewrite a better day. Change can happen to decrease anxiety, depression; planning increases productivity; and new options can be viewed to move away from negative choices. Relationships can improve by learning how to communicate effectively.
(703) 596-3167 View (703) 596-3167
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Patrick Kilcarr, Ph.D.
Licensed Professional Counselor, PhD
Verified Verified
Washington, DC 20057
A great deal of my work is partnering with individuals who are experiencing a lack of purpose or direction in their life. This could be related to historical wounds that seem to continually resurface, a sense of feeling stuck or trapped in behavior or relationships that leave you unfulfilled, or feeling a lack of direction and focused energy. Experiencing personal agency to achieve what you want, how you want and knowing you have the capacity to achieve this, is what I foster in a therapeutic relationship. It is my personal belief that there are no limits to what is possible.
A great deal of my work is partnering with individuals who are experiencing a lack of purpose or direction in their life. This could be related to historical wounds that seem to continually resurface, a sense of feeling stuck or trapped in behavior or relationships that leave you unfulfilled, or feeling a lack of direction and focused energy. Experiencing personal agency to achieve what you want, how you want and knowing you have the capacity to achieve this, is what I foster in a therapeutic relationship. It is my personal belief that there are no limits to what is possible.
(202) 760-2897 View (202) 760-2897
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MyTherapist DC
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, PhD, CAC-II
Verified Verified
Washington, DC 20006  (Online Only)
​MyTherapist DC is a small private practice that prioritizes your personal growth. I have over 15 years of experience in helping individuals & families journey to emotional well-being.  Are you struggling with issues related to trauma, grief, addiction, depression, anxiety, or major life changes? Remember the FACs, its NOT your Fault, you're NOT Alone, and you're NOT Crazy. Its time to heal so you can hear what's being said without the filter of your wounds.
​MyTherapist DC is a small private practice that prioritizes your personal growth. I have over 15 years of experience in helping individuals & families journey to emotional well-being.  Are you struggling with issues related to trauma, grief, addiction, depression, anxiety, or major life changes? Remember the FACs, its NOT your Fault, you're NOT Alone, and you're NOT Crazy. Its time to heal so you can hear what's being said without the filter of your wounds.
(202) 998-7484 View (202) 998-7484
Alcohol Use Therapists

Are there specific medications for alcohol use?

There are oral medications approved to treat alcohol use disorder—such as disulfiram, acamprosate, and naltrexone, which also comes in an injectable form. These medications do help people reduce their drinking as well as avoid the problem of relapse. Naltrexone helps reduce cravings, disulfiram can make a person feel sick when they drink, and acamprosate may help ease symptoms like poor sleep and anxious feelings.

How do alcohol recovery or rehabilitation programs work?

In inpatient programs, individuals live in a facility with other patients in recovery; in outpatient programs,individuals live at home. These facilities are staffed with healthcare professionals including physicians, nurses, psychologists, counselors, and psychotherapists. Staff can also include people who have recovered themselves, serving as mentors and guides. These programs may use abstinence, harm reduction, detoxification, psychotherapy, and other tools for recovery.

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 alcohol use reduce the amount of alcohol they intake. It is not abstinence-based like a 12-step program, but combining harm reduction with psychotherapy proves to be effective for many people.