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."
Drug Abuse
(888) 537-7142
Verified
Alameda, California 94501
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Drug Abuse
"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."
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
(510) 878-6537
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Alameda, California 94501
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Drug Abuse
"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."
Nelu Zia, Drug & Alcohol Counselor
Drug & Alcohol Counselor, LAADC, SAP, MHA
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."
Drug Abuse
(510) 694-1533
Verified
Alameda, California 94501
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Drug Abuse
"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."
Lisa Myruski, Drug & Alcohol Counselor
Drug & Alcohol Counselor, MA, CADC-II, CMM
Verified by Psychology Today
Alameda, California 94501
"I am truly passionate about my work and believe it is important to find the right match. My goal is to meet everyone where they are at in their readiness and insights, and I work with a wide range of clients from various backgrounds. I have over a decade of experience in working with others, and will bring a comprehensive and eclectic approach to our time together. "
Drug Abuse
(510) 661-3072
Verified
Alameda, California 94501
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Drug Abuse
"I am truly passionate about my work and believe it is important to find the right match. My goal is to meet everyone where they are at in their readiness and insights, and I work with a wide range of clients from various backgrounds. I have over a decade of experience in working with others, and will bring a comprehensive and eclectic approach to our time together. "
Hillary Dupuis, MFT, Marriage & Family Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist, MFT
Verified by Psychology Today
Alameda, California 94501
"Life satisfaction is directly linked to how we cope with life's challenges. When we participate in escapist behavior (drinking too much, overindulging on sugar, avoiding confrontation, Netflix binges), we can feel stuck and hopeless. We get caught in these painful ways of coping because they work, at least temporarily. I specialize in helping clients get unstuck by incorporating brain-based education and suggestions for change. It's a simple process but hardly easy, which is why I'm here to help."
Drug Abuse
(415) 539-0298
Verified
Alameda, California 94501
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Drug Abuse
"Life satisfaction is directly linked to how we cope with life's challenges. When we participate in escapist behavior (drinking too much, overindulging on sugar, avoiding confrontation, Netflix binges), we can feel stuck and hopeless. We get caught in these painful ways of coping because they work, at least temporarily. I specialize in helping clients get unstuck by incorporating brain-based education and suggestions for change. It's a simple process but hardly easy, which is why I'm here to help."
Vincent E Paule, LCSW, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified by Psychology Today
Alameda, California 94501
"Life presents us with many challenges and transitions. Most of the time we are completely capable of navigating those life stressors alone with our own personal resources. Other times, a little extra support is required. Obtaining insight into why we make certain choices is crucial in order to change behavior patterns. An excellent therapeutic relationship can help you attain more success in relationships, your job, and with your life goals."
Drug Abuse
(628) 222-2827
Verified
Alameda, California 94501
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Drug Abuse
"Life presents us with many challenges and transitions. Most of the time we are completely capable of navigating those life stressors alone with our own personal resources. Other times, a little extra support is required. Obtaining insight into why we make certain choices is crucial in order to change behavior patterns. An excellent therapeutic relationship can help you attain more success in relationships, your job, and with your life goals."
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified by Psychology Today
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
(510) 292-4106
Verified
Alameda, California 94501
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Drug Abuse
"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)."
Cheryl-Grace Elizabeth Patty, Psychologist
Psychologist, PsyD, MA
Verified by Psychology Today
Alameda, California 94502
"Are you struggling to find peace, happiness, greater satisfaction, and healthier relationships? Do you continue to feel empty, angry, sad, or anxious? Do you feel as if you have little control over what happens in your life? Self-knowledge is the key to understanding why you continue to struggle and how you can change this continuous negative cycle into a positive one. Through the process of psychotherapy you will discover how your internal world interprets and affects your external world and how these mechanisms were developed. I can help you gain the insight and self knowledge necessary for positive, lasting change."
Drug Abuse
(415) 367-4601
Verified
Alameda, California 94502
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Drug Abuse
"Are you struggling to find peace, happiness, greater satisfaction, and healthier relationships? Do you continue to feel empty, angry, sad, or anxious? Do you feel as if you have little control over what happens in your life? Self-knowledge is the key to understanding why you continue to struggle and how you can change this continuous negative cycle into a positive one. Through the process of psychotherapy you will discover how your internal world interprets and affects your external world and how these mechanisms were developed. I can help you gain the insight and self knowledge necessary for positive, lasting change."
Claudius Johnson, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, SAP
Verified by Psychology Today
Office is near:
Alameda, California 94501
"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?"
Drug Abuse
(510) 306-1799
Verified
Office is near:
Alameda, California 94501
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Drug Abuse
"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?"
Kelly M. Sharp, Marriage & Family Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified by Psychology Today
Alameda, California 94501
"Emotional distress can lead to feelings of anxiety, depression, hopelessness and isolation. Stress resulting from uncertainty can greatly impact our ability to engage in relationships, to make healthy choices and our self esteem. Learning to cope adaptively can make life more manageable, especially during stressful life events."
Drug Abuse
(510) 230-2721
Verified
Alameda, California 94501
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Drug Abuse
"Emotional distress can lead to feelings of anxiety, depression, hopelessness and isolation. Stress resulting from uncertainty can greatly impact our ability to engage in relationships, to make healthy choices and our self esteem. Learning to cope adaptively can make life more manageable, especially during stressful life events."
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
(510) 768-7309
Verified
Alameda, California 94501
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Drug Abuse
"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."
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. "
Drug Abuse
(510) 661-3683
Verified
Office is near:
Alameda, California 94501
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Drug Abuse
"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. "
A Sober Choice, Psychologist
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified by Psychology Today
Office is near:
Alameda, California 94501
"A Sober Choice is the best choice, for developing tools for change. Founded in 2009, our mission is to provide compassionate, supportive, and professional mental and behavioral health services for adults. At A Sober Choice, we provide Anger Management, individual and group psychotherapy, substance use disorder counseling, mental health consultations, and behavioral coaching."
Drug Abuse
(510) 661-3733
Verified
Office is near:
Alameda, California 94501
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Drug Abuse
"A Sober Choice is the best choice, for developing tools for change. Founded in 2009, our mission is to provide compassionate, supportive, and professional mental and behavioral health services for adults. At A Sober Choice, we provide Anger Management, individual and group psychotherapy, substance use disorder counseling, mental health consultations, and behavioral coaching."
Gerald B. Chambers, Marriage & Family Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified by Psychology Today
Office is near:
Alameda, California 94501
"Relationships are as important to us as food and water. They can strengthen us, like a vitamin, or weaken us, like the flu. You are only as good in relationships as the relationships you have been in. As your therapist I can assist you in many ways. I can help you learn more about yourself, increase both self-compassion and compassion for others, and heal past trauma. Together, we can explore how to feel more connected to yourself, your values, and people you care about."
Drug Abuse
(510) 606-9367
Verified
Office is near:
Alameda, California 94501
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Drug Abuse
"Relationships are as important to us as food and water. They can strengthen us, like a vitamin, or weaken us, like the flu. You are only as good in relationships as the relationships you have been in. As your therapist I can assist you in many ways. I can help you learn more about yourself, increase both self-compassion and compassion for others, and heal past trauma. Together, we can explore how to feel more connected to yourself, your values, and people you care about."
Laura Gilbert, Marriage & Family Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, RAS
Verified by Psychology Today
Alameda, California 94501
"I believe that teens, adults and families are the experts on their own lives, and they come to therapy because something is not working. Whether it is substance abuse, stress, depression, self-harm behavior, self-esteem issues, divorce, trauma, oppositional behavior or anxiety, I will do my best to help you identify what might be holding you back from a healthier life. By encouraging people to focus on using their own strengths and skills, I have helped many youth and families navigate particularly difficult times in their lives with curiosity, grace, humor (when appropriate), and respect."
Drug Abuse
(510) 771-8947
Verified
Alameda, California 94501
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Drug Abuse
"I believe that teens, adults and families are the experts on their own lives, and they come to therapy because something is not working. Whether it is substance abuse, stress, depression, self-harm behavior, self-esteem issues, divorce, trauma, oppositional behavior or anxiety, I will do my best to help you identify what might be holding you back from a healthier life. By encouraging people to focus on using their own strengths and skills, I have helped many youth and families navigate particularly difficult times in their lives with curiosity, grace, humor (when appropriate), and respect."
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. "
Drug Abuse
(510) 470-5760
Verified
Alameda, California 94501
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Drug Abuse
"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. "
Philip M. Baker, Marriage & Family Therapist Associate
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, AMFT
Verified by Psychology Today
Alameda, California 94501
"It can feel awkward to start the counseling process, trust me, I've been there. But my office is a warm and safe place for anyone to open up without fear of judgment. I work with adults, teens, families, and couples who are looking to navigate difficult life changes or strengthen themselves. I often see people come in depressed, angry, or anxious about a difficult experience and are often at a loss for how to manage the experience. Life can get hard or bring up some challenging things, and I want to provide a nonjudgmental but focused environment to approach whatever comes up along the way. "
Drug Abuse
(866) 227-7715
Verified
Alameda, California 94501
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Drug Abuse
"It can feel awkward to start the counseling process, trust me, I've been there. But my office is a warm and safe place for anyone to open up without fear of judgment. I work with adults, teens, families, and couples who are looking to navigate difficult life changes or strengthen themselves. I often see people come in depressed, angry, or anxious about a difficult experience and are often at a loss for how to manage the experience. Life can get hard or bring up some challenging things, and I want to provide a nonjudgmental but focused environment to approach whatever comes up along the way. "
Marvin E West, Marriage & Family Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, MA
Verified by Psychology Today
Alameda, California 94501
"You are courageous to take the first step toward healing! It is my goal to assist, guide and support my client onward through the Ups, and the Downs that life brings. Lets be open to discover new paths of healing from various issues such as trauma and loss, anxiety and depression, couple and family conflicts and much more. I aspire to create, and maintain a safe space that nurtures the mutual respect and trust needed for growth and healing through Expressive Arts and Talk Therapy modalities."
Drug Abuse
(510) 394-1561
Verified
Alameda, California 94501
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Drug Abuse
"You are courageous to take the first step toward healing! It is my goal to assist, guide and support my client onward through the Ups, and the Downs that life brings. Lets be open to discover new paths of healing from various issues such as trauma and loss, anxiety and depression, couple and family conflicts and much more. I aspire to create, and maintain a safe space that nurtures the mutual respect and trust needed for growth and healing through Expressive Arts and Talk Therapy modalities."
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. "
Drug Abuse
(510) 876-9446
Verified
Office is near:
Alameda, California 94501
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Drug Abuse
"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. "
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."
Drug Abuse
(510) 433-0244
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Office is near:
Alameda, California 94501
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Drug Abuse
"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."

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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.