Alcohol Use Therapists in Cedar Falls, IA

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Angela Hjelmeland
Drug & Alcohol Counselor, CADC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
I have worked in the social work field for over 25 years. My experience includes providing individual family therapy in a community-based setting, working 15 years with the State of Iowa Department of Human Services, and as a certified drug and alcohol counselor. I am also certified as a personal trainer and group fitness instructor. I believe in working with the mind, body, and spirit. I have experience working with individuals that struggle with anxiety, depression, relationship problems, stress, addictions, life changes and all age groups.
(319) 313-2621
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Cedar Falls, IA 50613
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David Towle
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
Verified
As a Counseling Psychologist, I help you cope with life challenges that affect your emotional, mental and physical health. The life concerns you face in relationships, in your career, at school, or with your health can impair your functioning and cause distress, depressed moods, anxiety, and sleep disturbances. My goal is to help you improve your sense of well‐being, alleviate feelings of distress and resolve crises. My background includes working at college counseling centers, private practice, healthcare settings, and an employee assistance program.
(319) 284-8748
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Cedar Falls, IA 50613
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Julie Valler
Counselor, MS, LMHC
Verified
Verified
New clients welcome! I have many options for appointment times. I have had the privilege to work with diverse populations and individuals from different cultures. It takes courage to reach out and seek therapy. I honor that courage by providing compassionate, nonjudgmental, empathic listening and support establishing a safe place for clients to be able to share freely.
(319) 257-2153
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Cedar Falls, IA 50613
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Joanna Primus
Counselor, tLMHC, CADC, NCC
Verified
Verified
Now accepting new clients! When we face challenges in life, we go to what has worked in the past. We distract ourselves, distance ourselves, or self-medicate with food, relationships, substances and more. At some point, these methods do more harm than good. Let's work together to identify ways of coping and find better options. Starting with our first conversation, I will create a comfortable and safe environment free from judgment that encourages self-discovery. I have experience helping people with relationships, self-esteem, body image, substance use, anxiety, depression, suicidal thoughts and lots of other mental health issues.
(319) 800-5564
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Cedar Falls, IA 50613
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Bob Boezinger
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LISW
Verified
Verified
Bob is a Licensed Independent Social Worker and practices within a growth focused care model. He is a generalist practitioner working with individuals, couples, families, children and adolescents to address multiple issues including depression, self-esteem, anxiety, stress, anger management, marital/partner/family relational problems, work and school related issues and life transitions. Bob has experience working with older adults and individuals from diverse backgrounds. He also has an interest and experience working in the area of domestic violence, adjustment issues, dealing with illness and chronic pain, crisis intervention and grief and loss issues throughout the life span Bob is available for consulting and supervision.
(319) 774-4199
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Cedar Falls, IA 50613
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William Drier
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, PhD, LISW, ACSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
Bill has a very straightforward and matter-of-fact approach to psychotherapy and counseling. He describes his approach as "change oriented", believing the client's inherent strengths provide the keys to growth and recovery. Bill recognized the profound role the family plays in mental health. Bill finds working with families especially rewarding. Much of that works includes couple and marriage counseling and youth.
(319) 774-2009
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Cedar Falls, IA 50613
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Brad D Hjelmeland
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LISW, IADC
Verified
Verified
I am a Licensed Independent Level Social Worker (LISW) and certified substance abuse counselor (IADC). I have been providing therapy since 2009, working in community mental health and hospital settings. I am able to work with individuals struggling with addictions, depression, anxiety, trauma, grief/loss, and parenting issues.
(319) 250-2395
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Cathy A. Rottinghaus
Counselor, LMSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
My practice is a trauma-informed and strengths-based approach focused on empowering clients to actively assist in their mental health journey. I use a blend of cognitive behavioral therapy, solution-focused therapy, motivational interviewing, narrative therapy, play therapy techniques, art therapy techniques, and other personally expressive interventions with clients. I place a high value on clients’ personal autonomy and collaboration in establishing mental health goals.
(319) 220-4572
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Cedar Falls, IA 50613
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Carol A Tjaden
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW, IADC
Verified
2 Endorsed
Verified
2 Endorsed
I serve women in the Cedar Valley. We have often accomplished and experienced a lot in our lives by the time we seek counseling. All of us have periods where we struggle; perhaps we can't sleep, we are stressed to the breaking point and in spite of having people around us, we may feel lonely or depressed. If this is you, you aren't alone.
(319) 281-0634
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Shelly Blanchard
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMFT
Verified
Verified
In my sessions, I like to focus on the entire person: the mind, body, and spirit. I do provide Christian counseling if that is something you are interested in. I offer therapy with individuals, couples, and families and am happy to say that I love the work I do. When you come to my office, you will be able to share the things in your life that you are struggling with and know that what you share will be met with compassion. You will be able to let me know what you would like to talk about during each session and what you would like to get out of therapy.
(319) 220-3973
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Waterloo, IA 50701
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Joel Greenberg
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
Verified
I work with adults experiencing a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety, trauma, issues related to drug and alcohol use , behavioral problems, relationship issues, self harm, suicidality, and questions regarding gender and sexual orientation. I find it most helpful to discuss your goals for therapy and your hopes and aspirations from the start, as well as to explore the challenges which have led you to this place in life, in order to help you create a path toward the life that you seek. It is through recognizing your strengths that you begin to feel more confident in addressing the challenges you face
(515) 209-3676
Des Moines, IA 50312
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Peter T Cade
Counselor, MDiv, MS, LMHC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
Most of us have never been taught how to build great relationships, raise children, or to be content and find meaning; these issues tend to cause us a great deal of stress. Stress is a major cause of anxiety and behaviors that you want to change. However, you have the building blocks within you to put together great relationships, raise children, and have a meaningful flourishing life. Sometimes the building blocks you already have get jumbled and need to be adjusted. Errors in thinking lead us to feel bad and spiral downward or become anxious or depressed.
(515) 608-8894
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Clive, IA 50325
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B.P.R. Therapy, Mediation & Coaching Svcs PLLC
Marriage & Family Therapist, MAFT, ABD, LMFT, CCPT, CFTP
Verified
2 Endorsed
Verified
2 Endorsed
Families, couples and individuals impacted by trauma can find it difficulty to get the help they need. Trauma can impact a families basic ability to communicate and get along, fuel a couples difficulty to feel safe and heard by one another and erode an individuals ability to self regulate. It is common to feel stuck and more often than not, unacknowledged or unresolved trauma is the culprit. If you suspect there is trauma at play, holding you and your loved one back from real progress and change, real long lasting change is here.
(319) 774-6202
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Coralville, IA 52241
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Joby Holcomb
Counselor, LMHC, CADC
Verified
Verified
It is my belief that the greatest changes a person can make in life are done through the relationship between the therapist and the client. Joining with the clients I work with on their journey is truly a rewarding experience. It is my goal to help individuals understand and overcome the unique barriers in life through empathy, acceptance and unconditional positive regard. I believe that true change can come by using the individual's strengths and positive attributes along with humor to assist clients in achieving their unique goals.
(515) 608-8054
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West Des Moines, IA 50265
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Krista Lindholm
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LISW
Verified
Verified
Do you need someone who understands struggles with substance use and mental health? I place value in the capacity to connect with my clients and seek to provide a safe, comfortable place to explore difficult themes...I look forward to seeing how I can help you find a place of wellness, self-acceptance, healing and genuine mental health.
(515) 619-6860
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West Des Moines, IA 50266
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Alyssa Anne Drury
Counselor, LMHC, CADC
Verified
Verified
All of us have some hard and difficult times in life and we need some help. Although this can be humbling, it usually pays off in the end. I am a very flexible and laid back person and am here to help you with whatever it is you are struggling with. There will be no judgment and we will work on what only you want to work on. I believe there is no magic answer to everything and not everything works for everybody, so it is you and I trying to figure out what works best for you.
(319) 820-0382
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Iowa City, IA 52246
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Sampson Family Therapy Services, LLC
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT
Verified
8 Endorsed
Verified
8 Endorsed
Sampson Family Therapy Services staff strive to engage in a collaborative process with clients, coworkers, and the community to welcome growth, embrace strengths and successes, and acknowledge our role in making wellness a priority for others and ourselves. We work with many client needs and make it a priority to provide attentive and consistently accessible therapy services. It is the mission of Sampson Family Therapy Services, LLC to embody a dynamic and progressive therapeutic service environment for the cultivation of health and well-being for clients served, employees, and the community at large.
(515) 421-9313
Des Moines, IA 50309
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Natalia Indrasari
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, MS, LMFT, IADC
Verified
3 Endorsed
Verified
3 Endorsed
At one time or another, we might feel overwhelmed, stuck, unsatisfied with our lives and experience a prolonged sense of hopelessness, helplessness, sadness, and anxiousness, which start to prevent us from functioning our daily tasks. We might experience some events in our personal, married or work lives that we may not know how to make sense of, with the resources that we have. We might also start to question the way we cope with our problems, for example, by drinking too much alcohol, abusing prescription medication, using illegal drugs or being aggressive, because they start to harm us or others around us.
(515) 379-8429
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West Des Moines, IA 50266
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Colleen Quaid
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, MPH
Verified
Verified
I believe everyone has a best self and that sometimes this best self gets lost or forgotten about. My practice is about helping individuals, couples, and families become their best selves. This may mean working through compulsive behaviors (drugs, alcohol, eating disorders, shopping, etc.), addressing anxiety/depression, working to repair relationships, or assisting with life's transitions (pre-marital, divorce, empty nester, etc.). Everyone deserves the opportunity to live their best life.
(319) 774-1765
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Cedar Rapids, IA 52402
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Jill K Shirley
Counselor, JD, LMHC, IADC, NCC
Verified
Verified
Whether you are facing life-changing circumstances, finally facing an ongoing issue and ready to change, or simply need an objective sounding board, reaching out to a therapist is a courageous step. We will work together to explore what underlies the difficulties you face and collaborate to find solutions and mechanisms for coping. In therapy we will work together to develop a trusting relationship so that you feel safe enough to express your most authentic and vulnerable self.
(515) 310-4476
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Clive, IA 50325
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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.