Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
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Alameda, California 94501
"I am an experienced children's psychotherapist, building a private practice in Alameda and have provided therapeutic services for children, teens and families for 20+ years. I have been able to help families deal with a variety of issues including trauma, loss, family-conflict, children/teens with learning disabilities and a variety of behavioral issues, as well as familial substance use issues, post-divorce issues, severe anxiety and depression. I offer an initial session for $50.00, to allow parents/families/couples to see how I may be of help to them. (Please mention this offer when contacting me)."
Drug Abuse
Adoption
(510) 292-4106
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Alameda, California 94501
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Drug Abuse
Adoption
"I am an experienced children's psychotherapist, building a private practice in Alameda and have provided therapeutic services for children, teens and families for 20+ years. I have been able to help families deal with a variety of issues including trauma, loss, family-conflict, children/teens with learning disabilities and a variety of behavioral issues, as well as familial substance use issues, post-divorce issues, severe anxiety and depression. I offer an initial session for $50.00, to allow parents/families/couples to see how I may be of help to them. (Please mention this offer when contacting me)."
Private, Marriage & Family Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist, PhD, MFT, MA , BA
Verified by Psychology Today
Alameda, California 94501
"I have been licensed MFT since 1986. I have worked with the severely ill and more recently my focus has been with families. From areas of fertility assessing pre school children, school aged children and adolescents. I have a specialty in children with special needs. In addition I assist with families with all aspect of adjustments that all members experience in their unique way. The family is a unit and all members need a voice to express themselves without judgements. I have helped with numerous families with difficult decisions related to elder care. I specialize in elping any client who desires to make a change in their lives, "
Drug Abuse
Adoption
(833) 843-8571
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Alameda, California 94501
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Drug Abuse
Adoption
"I have been licensed MFT since 1986. I have worked with the severely ill and more recently my focus has been with families. From areas of fertility assessing pre school children, school aged children and adolescents. I have a specialty in children with special needs. In addition I assist with families with all aspect of adjustments that all members experience in their unique way. The family is a unit and all members need a voice to express themselves without judgements. I have helped with numerous families with difficult decisions related to elder care. I specialize in elping any client who desires to make a change in their lives, "
Michael Torres, Psychologist
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified by Psychology Today
Alameda, California 94501
"I look forward to addressing your individual needs. I specialize in treating adolescent issues of all types with a specific focus on depression and mood disorders. I also offer services for people suffering from addiction, in all its forms. I work with adolescence, adults and couples, and of course with the entire family when indicated. I am considered a technical eclectic, which means I use whatever theoretical approach I feel will work best for your situation. We will also draw from film, literature, culture and spirituality in our sessions so that we can make use of your unique personal interests."
Drug Abuse
Adoption
(510) 768-7309
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Alameda, California 94501
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Drug Abuse
Adoption
"I look forward to addressing your individual needs. I specialize in treating adolescent issues of all types with a specific focus on depression and mood disorders. I also offer services for people suffering from addiction, in all its forms. I work with adolescence, adults and couples, and of course with the entire family when indicated. I am considered a technical eclectic, which means I use whatever theoretical approach I feel will work best for your situation. We will also draw from film, literature, culture and spirituality in our sessions so that we can make use of your unique personal interests."
Mar Ortmann, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified by Psychology Today
Alameda, California 94501
"As a psychotherapist, I help clients redefine how they live their lives. I am a licensed clinical social worker who sees children, adolescents and families as well as individual adults. By engaging in a series of conversations, I will help you to challenge the problematic assumptions and ways of being that prevent you from realizing the full potential of your life. I work from a colloborative stance that assumes you are the expert on your life. But my own expertise in helping people overcome emotional problems, troublesome habits and relationship roadblocks can help you create new solutions to old problems."
Drug Abuse
Adoption
(510) 878-6537
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Alameda, California 94501
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Drug Abuse
Adoption
"As a psychotherapist, I help clients redefine how they live their lives. I am a licensed clinical social worker who sees children, adolescents and families as well as individual adults. By engaging in a series of conversations, I will help you to challenge the problematic assumptions and ways of being that prevent you from realizing the full potential of your life. I work from a colloborative stance that assumes you are the expert on your life. But my own expertise in helping people overcome emotional problems, troublesome habits and relationship roadblocks can help you create new solutions to old problems."
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Nelu Zia, Drug & Alcohol Counselor
Drug & Alcohol Counselor, MPA MHA, LAADC , SAP MCA
Verified by Psychology Today
Alameda, California 94501
"Are you concerned about your substance use and thinking about making a change? I can help you. Whether you would like to stop using substance, moderate them, or just cut down – I understand what you’re going through. You feel fear and anxiety, try to stop or cut down and go right back to your normal use just like you are on auto-pilot. You’re not weak, you’re just losing the battle against power chemical reactions in your brain. Let me help break free from this cycle. I'll personalize your counseling to be as effective for you as possible, not a "one-size fits all" approach. You'll learn new tools and coping skills."
(888) 537-7142
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Alameda, California 94501
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"Are you concerned about your substance use and thinking about making a change? I can help you. Whether you would like to stop using substance, moderate them, or just cut down – I understand what you’re going through. You feel fear and anxiety, try to stop or cut down and go right back to your normal use just like you are on auto-pilot. You’re not weak, you’re just losing the battle against power chemical reactions in your brain. Let me help break free from this cycle. I'll personalize your counseling to be as effective for you as possible, not a "one-size fits all" approach. You'll learn new tools and coping skills."
Megan Radeski, Marriage & Family Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified by Psychology Today
Office is near:
Alameda, California 94501
"Being stuck is scary, painful and frustrating. You get locked into worrying. You feel pressure to do things perfectly. It's hard to make decisions. Anxiety makes it hard to sleep. Addictions might arise: food, sex, substance or over working. You might think "something is horribly wrong and I must fix it NOW!" It's really tricky to be a human being sometimes. I have worked with clients for 25 years and have learned from my clients that getting unstuck is paradoxical: it involves both accepting where you are and being willing to change and grow. "
(510) 953-5089
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Alameda, California 94501
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"Being stuck is scary, painful and frustrating. You get locked into worrying. You feel pressure to do things perfectly. It's hard to make decisions. Anxiety makes it hard to sleep. Addictions might arise: food, sex, substance or over working. You might think "something is horribly wrong and I must fix it NOW!" It's really tricky to be a human being sometimes. I have worked with clients for 25 years and have learned from my clients that getting unstuck is paradoxical: it involves both accepting where you are and being willing to change and grow. "
Rawna Cheri Romero, Marriage & Family Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified by Psychology Today
Alameda, California 94501
"Many of us enter adulthood with beliefs about love influenced by Hollywood depictions of romance. If we're fortunate, we've had more nuanced and realistic models, examples from adults who've shown us what it means to commit to another person and what love through a real lens looks like up close. The luckiest of us we saw the deepening and mellowing of love over time, love between people who have weathered conflicts, learned from the challenges they faced and and grown together. If so, we are likely to reach our adult years understanding what loves both asks of us and offers in reward. "
(415) 689-9551
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Alameda, California 94501
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"Many of us enter adulthood with beliefs about love influenced by Hollywood depictions of romance. If we're fortunate, we've had more nuanced and realistic models, examples from adults who've shown us what it means to commit to another person and what love through a real lens looks like up close. The luckiest of us we saw the deepening and mellowing of love over time, love between people who have weathered conflicts, learned from the challenges they faced and and grown together. If so, we are likely to reach our adult years understanding what loves both asks of us and offers in reward. "
Leonard Ferrara, Psychologist
Psychologist, PhD
Verified by Psychology Today
Alameda, California 94501
"Who Should Help the Very Special You? Interview several therapists either in person or by phone. Ask them how they've helped other people. Ask them how they will approach your specific needs. A Little Bit About Me! My life's work is dedicated to guiding individuals towards personal transformation and fulfillment of their ultimate potential. The most important thing is today. Are you unhappy today and hoping tomorrow will be better? Only you can make the changes today that will make you happy tomorrow - don't wait."
(510) 599-8392
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Alameda, California 94501
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"Who Should Help the Very Special You? Interview several therapists either in person or by phone. Ask them how they've helped other people. Ask them how they will approach your specific needs. A Little Bit About Me! My life's work is dedicated to guiding individuals towards personal transformation and fulfillment of their ultimate potential. The most important thing is today. Are you unhappy today and hoping tomorrow will be better? Only you can make the changes today that will make you happy tomorrow - don't wait."
James Francis Gallagher Jr., Marriage & Family Therapist Associate
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MA, AMFT
Verified by Psychology Today
Office is near:
Alameda, California 94501
"We are all born whole, in lovingkind perfection. But life produces obstacles that sidetrack our becoming ourselves. Obstacles take any forms: trauma in the body, inauthentic identities, existential fears, beliefs indoctrinated but in conflict with one's essential values, or anxiety that something is wrong with oneself. The result can be alienation, grief, substance use issues, depression, anxiety, difficulty connecting, or incapacity to speak or create from the heart. Reconnecting with ones body, the natural world, and with an unconditional community are the foundations re-emerging into the Self you've always been. "
(510) 876-9446
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Alameda, California 94501
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"We are all born whole, in lovingkind perfection. But life produces obstacles that sidetrack our becoming ourselves. Obstacles take any forms: trauma in the body, inauthentic identities, existential fears, beliefs indoctrinated but in conflict with one's essential values, or anxiety that something is wrong with oneself. The result can be alienation, grief, substance use issues, depression, anxiety, difficulty connecting, or incapacity to speak or create from the heart. Reconnecting with ones body, the natural world, and with an unconditional community are the foundations re-emerging into the Self you've always been. "
Audrina Smith, Marriage & Family Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified by Psychology Today
Alameda, California 94501
"You are struggling and you feel alone. I can help. Do you feel overwhelmed with how to manage your child/teen's emotions and behaviors? Have you ever been told you are too sensitive? Do you often feel judged or alone? Are you interested in looking within, learning more about yourself and creating the life you deserve? If so, I am here to help. I’m a licensed Therapist who specializes in working with teens, adults, and highly sensitive people. I can help you understand yourself more deeply and teach you ways to better cope with the difficulties in your life. "
(510) 858-2621
Verified
Alameda, California 94501
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"You are struggling and you feel alone. I can help. Do you feel overwhelmed with how to manage your child/teen's emotions and behaviors? Have you ever been told you are too sensitive? Do you often feel judged or alone? Are you interested in looking within, learning more about yourself and creating the life you deserve? If so, I am here to help. I’m a licensed Therapist who specializes in working with teens, adults, and highly sensitive people. I can help you understand yourself more deeply and teach you ways to better cope with the difficulties in your life. "
Shanna LoPresti, Marriage & Family Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA
Verified by Psychology Today
Office is near:
Alameda, California 94501
"You can thrive, feel more freedom and peace, and you don't have to do it alone. Relationship challenges, confusing emotions, and transitions can leave us feeling shaky. Somatic (body-centered) therapy can help you understand yourself while healing past hurts. Every relationship you have had with others and society influences your well-being. I can help you navigate relationships with self, loved ones, and the wider world with confidence and ease. You possess tremendous inner strength, courage, and determination. If you are willing to work, you can have the change you desire. You deserve to be your best self."
(415) 528-3513
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Office is near:
Alameda, California 94501
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"You can thrive, feel more freedom and peace, and you don't have to do it alone. Relationship challenges, confusing emotions, and transitions can leave us feeling shaky. Somatic (body-centered) therapy can help you understand yourself while healing past hurts. Every relationship you have had with others and society influences your well-being. I can help you navigate relationships with self, loved ones, and the wider world with confidence and ease. You possess tremendous inner strength, courage, and determination. If you are willing to work, you can have the change you desire. You deserve to be your best self."
Lai Chien, Marriage & Family Therapist Associate
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MA, AMFT
Verified by Psychology Today
Office is near:
Alameda, California 94501
"Collaborative, respectful, direct, and compassionate psychotherapy. Personal experiences have led me to build my career in mental health. Like you, I was searching for answers to the whys I didn't understand and the hows to change. I found that it is possible to make positive changes after experiencing emotional events and personal struggles. It is with these experiences that I hope to create a non-judgmental and safe space where you may feel comfortable to share your thoughts and feelings."
(510) 974-7929
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Alameda, California 94501
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"Collaborative, respectful, direct, and compassionate psychotherapy. Personal experiences have led me to build my career in mental health. Like you, I was searching for answers to the whys I didn't understand and the hows to change. I found that it is possible to make positive changes after experiencing emotional events and personal struggles. It is with these experiences that I hope to create a non-judgmental and safe space where you may feel comfortable to share your thoughts and feelings."
Laura M Ostrow, Marriage & Family Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified by Psychology Today
Alameda, California 94501
"Do you feel like happiness is just beyond your reach? If you are ready to make a change for the better but don’t know where to start, you’ve come to the right place. Whether you are challenged by intimacy issues, feeling unfulfilled at work, or are just tired of being controlled by emotions like anger or grief, daily life can stir up emotions that can be hard to manage. "
(510) 343-7169
Verified
Alameda, California 94501
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"Do you feel like happiness is just beyond your reach? If you are ready to make a change for the better but don’t know where to start, you’ve come to the right place. Whether you are challenged by intimacy issues, feeling unfulfilled at work, or are just tired of being controlled by emotions like anger or grief, daily life can stir up emotions that can be hard to manage. "
Claudius Johnson, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, SAP
Verified by Psychology Today
Office is near:
Alameda, California 94501
"SO SORRY, I'M AT CAPACITY THIS MONTH. Congratulations, you found a compassionate and affirming therapist. As you're reading this I understand it maybe with some degree of ambivalence. To that end, my immediate goal is to connect and reflect with you in ways that are safe, respectful and trusting. Only then can we have a meaningful, therapeutic-relationship that's open to collaboration, exploration and revelation. This is where we "Make the road as we walk it", and I champion your journey, where ever it leads. I value the creative and growth potential of every human being. How can I best support you?"
(510) 306-1799
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Office is near:
Alameda, California 94501
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"SO SORRY, I'M AT CAPACITY THIS MONTH. Congratulations, you found a compassionate and affirming therapist. As you're reading this I understand it maybe with some degree of ambivalence. To that end, my immediate goal is to connect and reflect with you in ways that are safe, respectful and trusting. Only then can we have a meaningful, therapeutic-relationship that's open to collaboration, exploration and revelation. This is where we "Make the road as we walk it", and I champion your journey, where ever it leads. I value the creative and growth potential of every human being. How can I best support you?"
David Weinstein, Marriage & Family Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, MFT
Verified by Psychology Today
Office is near:
Alameda, California 94501
"I will interrupt you a lot, that is what meditation does. It interrupts our stories about ourselves and the world around us. I will also listen to you, deeply. That is another way meditation helps, we learn to listen to ourselves deeply. The word akrasia means 'out of control' and is used to describe the way we continue to do things that we know is not in our best interest, or don't do things that we know are in our best interest. Most people feel relief just to know there is word for it. The cause of akrasia is said to be a lack of information and meditation gives us access to the information we need to change. "
(510) 661-3683
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Alameda, California 94501
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"I will interrupt you a lot, that is what meditation does. It interrupts our stories about ourselves and the world around us. I will also listen to you, deeply. That is another way meditation helps, we learn to listen to ourselves deeply. The word akrasia means 'out of control' and is used to describe the way we continue to do things that we know is not in our best interest, or don't do things that we know are in our best interest. Most people feel relief just to know there is word for it. The cause of akrasia is said to be a lack of information and meditation gives us access to the information we need to change. "
Carla Vogel-Stone, Psychologist
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified by Psychology Today
Alameda, California 94501
"I'm not the stereotypical therapist who will listen to you and then reply with "Uhmm hmm. And how does that make you feel?" I prefer to be real, interactive and engage in a conversation with you. My hope is that collaboratively we can generate creative solutions to the issues that brought you in to my office. I enjoy working with individuals, couples and families. I believe that people are more than the sum of their problems and I approach my relationship with you from this perspective. "
(510) 470-5760
Verified
Alameda, California 94501
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"I'm not the stereotypical therapist who will listen to you and then reply with "Uhmm hmm. And how does that make you feel?" I prefer to be real, interactive and engage in a conversation with you. My hope is that collaboratively we can generate creative solutions to the issues that brought you in to my office. I enjoy working with individuals, couples and families. I believe that people are more than the sum of their problems and I approach my relationship with you from this perspective. "
Sophie Soltani, Psychologist
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified by Psychology Today
Alameda, California 94501
"I strongly believe in an individual's ability to change and improve the quality of his or her life. I view my role as a catalyst for transformation, and work to create a safe collaborative environment of mutual trust, where any issue can be discussed and explored in depth: www.drsophiesoltani.com"
(510) 431-2835
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Alameda, California 94501
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"I strongly believe in an individual's ability to change and improve the quality of his or her life. I view my role as a catalyst for transformation, and work to create a safe collaborative environment of mutual trust, where any issue can be discussed and explored in depth: www.drsophiesoltani.com"
Hannah Michele Raiden-Wright, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, MPH
Verified by Psychology Today
Office is near:
Alameda, California 94501
"Sometimes, things happen in life that cause us significant pain, whether this stems from early life experiences, life transitions, mental illness, interpersonal difficulties or unexpected crisis. Navigating through these experiences in a therapeutic setting can make the difference between tolerating the pain (or even resorting to methods of easing the pain that create more problems) and coming through it more resilient with the ability to live a life with meaning. "
(510) 617-1650
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Alameda, California 94501
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"Sometimes, things happen in life that cause us significant pain, whether this stems from early life experiences, life transitions, mental illness, interpersonal difficulties or unexpected crisis. Navigating through these experiences in a therapeutic setting can make the difference between tolerating the pain (or even resorting to methods of easing the pain that create more problems) and coming through it more resilient with the ability to live a life with meaning. "
J Brandon McMillan M.A, Marriage & Family Therapist Associate
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, IMF
Verified by Psychology Today
Office is near:
Alameda, California 94501
"Over the course of life, people develop coping skills to deal with all kinds of emotional challenges. However, sometimes, individuals encounter situations for which they have no preparation or find the usually adequate coping skills are overwhelmed by the enormity of particular problem/problems. There may be patterns or behaviors that one feels stuck in or fated to repeat over-and-over. (Do you feel "stuck" but you cannot figure out how to release yourself?) In those instances a solution focused, warm, steady, and skillful therapist can assist individuals to understand the root causes of those distressing patterns."
(510) 433-0244
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Office is near:
Alameda, California 94501
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"Over the course of life, people develop coping skills to deal with all kinds of emotional challenges. However, sometimes, individuals encounter situations for which they have no preparation or find the usually adequate coping skills are overwhelmed by the enormity of particular problem/problems. There may be patterns or behaviors that one feels stuck in or fated to repeat over-and-over. (Do you feel "stuck" but you cannot figure out how to release yourself?) In those instances a solution focused, warm, steady, and skillful therapist can assist individuals to understand the root causes of those distressing patterns."
Kris Velasco, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified by Psychology Today
Alameda, California 94501
"By the time you get to this point, deciding you need help and seeking out a therapist, you have made an important first step towards feeling better. You may be going through a difficult time and do not know how to break out of it. I use my 15+ years of experience to help people through painful times and hard changes. I work collaboratively with you, prioritizing what you would like to work on."
(510) 284-2866
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Alameda, California 94501
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"By the time you get to this point, deciding you need help and seeking out a therapist, you have made an important first step towards feeling better. You may be going through a difficult time and do not know how to break out of it. I use my 15+ years of experience to help people through painful times and hard changes. I work collaboratively with you, prioritizing what you would like to work on."

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Drug Abuse is a form of physical addiction characterized by the brain's overreaction to drugs (or to cues associated with the drugs). Drug addiction may take many forms or be caused by many substances but when referred to in the clinical sense usually involves an addiction to amphetamines, cannabis or marijuana, cocaine, hallucinogens, nicotine, opioids or sedatives.

If you're looking for help with drug abuse in Alameda or for Alameda drug abuse counseling, these therapists provide confidential support for drug addiction or for individuals and couples in a relationship where drugs are a disruptive factor. They include Alameda drug abuse therapists, drug abuse psychologists and Alameda drug abuse counselors. A therapist can help with drug addiction in Alameda, alcohol drug addiction, teenage drug addiction, substance and Alameda drug abuse Therapy and treatment for drug addiction in Alameda. A therapist can also identify the signs and causes of drug addiction, discuss intervention and refer victims to drug addiction treatment centers, dry-out clinics or drug programs.

Drug abuse causes problems for the family and loved ones of drug addicts who may also need help and support.

How can I tell if a therapist is right for me?
Therapists in Alameda are able to work with a wide range of issues.

For example, if you're seeking a marriage counselor in Alameda you'll find that most therapists are trained in marriage counseling or couples counseling in Alameda and couples therapy. And they welcome families for family counseling in Alameda or family therapy in Alameda.