Addiction Therapists in Frankfort, KY

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Jessica Duval
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, LCADC
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Frankfort, KY 40601
Waitlist for new clients
We all have an internal pressure cooker that holds strong feelings and repressed emotions. This is especially true with today’s adolescents and teenagers. When anxiety, fear, depression, and outside stressors fill their barometer up, they reach a boiling point of eruption that plays out in extreme anger, defiance, substance abuse, addictions to social media and screens, overeating, and other destructive behaviors.
We all have an internal pressure cooker that holds strong feelings and repressed emotions. This is especially true with today’s adolescents and teenagers. When anxiety, fear, depression, and outside stressors fill their barometer up, they reach a boiling point of eruption that plays out in extreme anger, defiance, substance abuse, addictions to social media and screens, overeating, and other destructive behaviors.
(502) 547-8033 View (502) 547-8033
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Elizabeth Grace Lueking
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Frankfort, KY 40601
I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, a Certified Clinical Trauma Professional, and a Master of Divinity Degree. I have guided many clients with issues of anxiety, depression, relationships, and addiction. I treat everyone with respect, sensitivity, and compassion. I provide a holistic, strength-based, and solutions-oriented approach to help others and believe that no obstacle is too great to overcome. It takes courage to seek a more fulfilling and happier life and to take the first steps towards change. I look forward to working with you!
I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, a Certified Clinical Trauma Professional, and a Master of Divinity Degree. I have guided many clients with issues of anxiety, depression, relationships, and addiction. I treat everyone with respect, sensitivity, and compassion. I provide a holistic, strength-based, and solutions-oriented approach to help others and believe that no obstacle is too great to overcome. It takes courage to seek a more fulfilling and happier life and to take the first steps towards change. I look forward to working with you!
(502) 427-1618 View (502) 427-1618
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Erin Hager
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, LCADC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Frankfort, KY 40601
Hello! My name is Erin Hager. Welcome to a space dedicated to your personal journey of healing and transformation. As a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and Licensed Clinical Alcohol and Drug Counselor in Kentucky, I am here to support you through every step of your path towards wellness. Whether you are grappling with relationship challenges, navigating substance use concerns, have a loved one who struggles with some type of addiction, or seeking to understand and overcome deep-seated emotional struggles or trauma, know that you are not alone.
Hello! My name is Erin Hager. Welcome to a space dedicated to your personal journey of healing and transformation. As a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and Licensed Clinical Alcohol and Drug Counselor in Kentucky, I am here to support you through every step of your path towards wellness. Whether you are grappling with relationship challenges, navigating substance use concerns, have a loved one who struggles with some type of addiction, or seeking to understand and overcome deep-seated emotional struggles or trauma, know that you are not alone.
(502) 430-3737 View (502) 430-3737
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Dr. Paul F Schmidt
Psychologist, PhD, CSAT
Verified Verified
Frankfort, KY 40601
I've worked with many love relationships both single and married, especially ones damaged by addiction and infidelity.
I am a clinical psychologist in Louisville, KY. Educated at Vanderbilt and Colorado, I'm trained with marriage therapy and chemical, sex, work/money addictions. A pro-marital Christian, I'm pro-recovery and proactive. I'm homework intensive using workbooks, community support, and my user-friendly blog and podcast on my secure website. Personally trained by Drs. Patrick Carnes and John Gottman, I am internationally certified to counsel sex addicts and their partners. I'm called and gifted for guidance, encouragement, recovery, and healing. Dialog with me is lively, I work quickly, and I do take phone calls.
I've worked with many love relationships both single and married, especially ones damaged by addiction and infidelity.
I am a clinical psychologist in Louisville, KY. Educated at Vanderbilt and Colorado, I'm trained with marriage therapy and chemical, sex, work/money addictions. A pro-marital Christian, I'm pro-recovery and proactive. I'm homework intensive using workbooks, community support, and my user-friendly blog and podcast on my secure website. Personally trained by Drs. Patrick Carnes and John Gottman, I am internationally certified to counsel sex addicts and their partners. I'm called and gifted for guidance, encouragement, recovery, and healing. Dialog with me is lively, I work quickly, and I do take phone calls.
(502) 633-2860 View (502) 633-2860
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Paul D Dalton, MS, LPCC-S, LCADC
Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor, MS, LPCC-S, LCADC
Verified Verified
Frankfort, KY 40601
Our specialties include general mental health for adults, adolescents and children, including depression, anxiety, relationships, family issues, grief, stress, adolescent issues, play therapy, substance abuse, marriage, work stress, and separation/divorce.
Hello! Our office of over 35 counselors, therapists, nurse practitioners and psychologists provide counseling, therapy, psychological, and psychiatric services to all ages. We are committed to helping you. We care about our professional roles and the people we serve. We help all ages and most every mental health and life issue. Our goal is your success and well being. Most of our referrals come from the thousands of people we have helped like you. Please call today. If we can't help, we will find someone that can. Never, ever give up! Over 20 years. Four locations. Hundreds of years of combined experience. Call 859.338.0466 today.
Our specialties include general mental health for adults, adolescents and children, including depression, anxiety, relationships, family issues, grief, stress, adolescent issues, play therapy, substance abuse, marriage, work stress, and separation/divorce.
Hello! Our office of over 35 counselors, therapists, nurse practitioners and psychologists provide counseling, therapy, psychological, and psychiatric services to all ages. We are committed to helping you. We care about our professional roles and the people we serve. We help all ages and most every mental health and life issue. Our goal is your success and well being. Most of our referrals come from the thousands of people we have helped like you. Please call today. If we can't help, we will find someone that can. Never, ever give up! Over 20 years. Four locations. Hundreds of years of combined experience. Call 859.338.0466 today.
(859) 308-6896 View (859) 308-6896
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Cassandra D Harris-Gray
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, LCADC
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Frankfort, KY 40601
I provide individual, couple, family and group therapy in the various areas of mental health, marriage, substance abuse, relationship difficulty, family conflicts, adolescent treatment other life challenging issues.
Cassandra D. Harris-Gray is the CEO of Creative Spirits Networks, INC a full serviced outpatient mental health corporation. Cassandra is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist(LMFT), Licensed Drug and Alcohol Counselor(LCADC), and Mental Health Coach. I work with clients utilizing strength based competences to promote and navigate through life changes. She has authored her first book "90 Days of Power" and has served as a monthly columnist, a motivational speaker, corporate trainer and relationship seminar leader. She has over 20 plus years of clinical practice working with clients to create change.
I provide individual, couple, family and group therapy in the various areas of mental health, marriage, substance abuse, relationship difficulty, family conflicts, adolescent treatment other life challenging issues.
Cassandra D. Harris-Gray is the CEO of Creative Spirits Networks, INC a full serviced outpatient mental health corporation. Cassandra is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist(LMFT), Licensed Drug and Alcohol Counselor(LCADC), and Mental Health Coach. I work with clients utilizing strength based competences to promote and navigate through life changes. She has authored her first book "90 Days of Power" and has served as a monthly columnist, a motivational speaker, corporate trainer and relationship seminar leader. She has over 20 plus years of clinical practice working with clients to create change.
(502) 410-4138 View (502) 410-4138
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Juan Hernandez
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, CSW
Verified Verified
Frankfort, KY 40601
With vast experience in treating adults with trauma, addiction, and personality disorders, I also enjoy working with kiddos.
As a therapist, I commit to understanding the unique needs of individuals seeking treatment. Whether you suffer from anxiety and depression or more complex personality issues, I provide a safe and empathetic space to explore your challenges without judgment. I recognize that these struggles can be overwhelming and isolating, often impacting various aspects of your life. However, through honest dialogue stemming from unconditional positive regard, we can gradually unveil insights that lead to meaningful change.
With vast experience in treating adults with trauma, addiction, and personality disorders, I also enjoy working with kiddos.
As a therapist, I commit to understanding the unique needs of individuals seeking treatment. Whether you suffer from anxiety and depression or more complex personality issues, I provide a safe and empathetic space to explore your challenges without judgment. I recognize that these struggles can be overwhelming and isolating, often impacting various aspects of your life. However, through honest dialogue stemming from unconditional positive regard, we can gradually unveil insights that lead to meaningful change.
(859) 719-2014 View (859) 719-2014
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David Kingsbury
Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor, LPCC-S, LCADC, NCC, ICAADC
Verified Verified
Frankfort, KY 40601
Over the years, I have worked with a diverse client population, addressing areas such as severe mental illness including schizophrenia & bipolar disorder, developmental & intellectual disorders, child and adolescent therapy, anxiety & depression, marriage and family therapy, grief, substance abuse, trauma, and group counseling.
Are you looking for someone passionate about helping you overcome obstacles, achieve happiness, or discover your life purpose? Finding my own recovery and faith, along with helping others conquer challenges similar to my own, are major motivators for my personal mission and professional work. I see my career less as a job and more as a calling. My heart is to make a difference in your life and to help you overcome anxiety, depression, and emotional pain. So, really, each encounter is an opportunity, a chance to give back some of what I’ve been given.
Over the years, I have worked with a diverse client population, addressing areas such as severe mental illness including schizophrenia & bipolar disorder, developmental & intellectual disorders, child and adolescent therapy, anxiety & depression, marriage and family therapy, grief, substance abuse, trauma, and group counseling.
Are you looking for someone passionate about helping you overcome obstacles, achieve happiness, or discover your life purpose? Finding my own recovery and faith, along with helping others conquer challenges similar to my own, are major motivators for my personal mission and professional work. I see my career less as a job and more as a calling. My heart is to make a difference in your life and to help you overcome anxiety, depression, and emotional pain. So, really, each encounter is an opportunity, a chance to give back some of what I’ve been given.
(270) 213-6302 View (270) 213-6302
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D Bayley Thompson
LPC Intern, BS, RYT-500
Verified Verified
Frankfort, KY 40601
I am completing my MA in Clinical Mental Health Counseling and am taking clients as an intern during my clinical experience at TAG Healing Center in Frankfort under the supervision of Gina Turner, LPCC-S. I see adolescents and adults, specialize in grief and trauma, and I am a person-centered counselor who can be a helpful presence during the stresses and complexities of every day life. I have experience with intellectual disabilities, caregiver support, and addiction recovery.
I am completing my MA in Clinical Mental Health Counseling and am taking clients as an intern during my clinical experience at TAG Healing Center in Frankfort under the supervision of Gina Turner, LPCC-S. I see adolescents and adults, specialize in grief and trauma, and I am a person-centered counselor who can be a helpful presence during the stresses and complexities of every day life. I have experience with intellectual disabilities, caregiver support, and addiction recovery.
(502) 306-2978 View (502) 306-2978
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Hart Counseling Services, LLC
Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor, MA, LPCC-S, LMHC, LCADC
Verified Verified
Frankfort, KY 40601
These include trauma, depression, anger, self-esteem, addiction, grief, stress management, behavioral struggles as well as many other.
Sessions are available in-person and tele-health. Do you feel you have hit a dead end in life? Struggling with experiences that have you "stuck" and seem to be keeping you from enjoying life? Are you ready to make changes that can help you overcome obstacles and move forward towards your life goals? Finding solutions can often be overwhelming, but the good news is you don't have to do it alone. Making life changes requires a supportive and safe therapeutic environment, essential for meeting your specific needs and becoming a happier, healthier you. This is the first step in making that possible and I welcome you!
These include trauma, depression, anger, self-esteem, addiction, grief, stress management, behavioral struggles as well as many other.
Sessions are available in-person and tele-health. Do you feel you have hit a dead end in life? Struggling with experiences that have you "stuck" and seem to be keeping you from enjoying life? Are you ready to make changes that can help you overcome obstacles and move forward towards your life goals? Finding solutions can often be overwhelming, but the good news is you don't have to do it alone. Making life changes requires a supportive and safe therapeutic environment, essential for meeting your specific needs and becoming a happier, healthier you. This is the first step in making that possible and I welcome you!
(502) 337-3826 View (502) 337-3826
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Rachel Michelle Held
Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor, MRC, CRC, CADC, LPCC
Verified Verified
Frankfort, KY 40601
I enjoy working with clients who struggle with addiction, anxiety, depression, grief, relationship issues and trauma.
Rachel is a Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselor (CADC) and a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor (LPCC) who loves working with adults who are looking to gain insight into themselves and improve their overall quality of life. Rachel provides individual therapy to adults. Rachel has training and experience in helping individuals with depression, anxiety, grief, relationship problems, personality disorders, PTSD and substance use disorders. She uses evidence-based practices which include Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Motivational Interviewing and Person-Center Therapy.
I enjoy working with clients who struggle with addiction, anxiety, depression, grief, relationship issues and trauma.
Rachel is a Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselor (CADC) and a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor (LPCC) who loves working with adults who are looking to gain insight into themselves and improve their overall quality of life. Rachel provides individual therapy to adults. Rachel has training and experience in helping individuals with depression, anxiety, grief, relationship problems, personality disorders, PTSD and substance use disorders. She uses evidence-based practices which include Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Motivational Interviewing and Person-Center Therapy.
(859) 338-0466 View (859) 338-0466
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Lexington Counseling & Psychiatry
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPCC
Verified Verified
Frankfort, KY 40601
Our providers at the Frankfort location offer a variety of specialties including general mental health for adults, adolescents and children, including depression, anxiety, relationships, family issues, grief, stress, adolescent issues, substance abuse, marriage and family, work stress, and medication management.
Hello and welcome to our Frankfort location at Lexington Counseling & Psychiatry! Our address is 105 Diagnostic Drive Suite B, Frankfort, KY 40601. We have continued to grow to best serve your needs. Our LCP Frankfort office has 10 counselors, therapists, and nurse practitioners who are here to provide counseling, therapy, psychological, and psychiatric services to all ages. We are committed to helping you! We care about our professional roles and the people we serve. We help all ages and most every mental health and life issue. Our goal is your success and well being!
Our providers at the Frankfort location offer a variety of specialties including general mental health for adults, adolescents and children, including depression, anxiety, relationships, family issues, grief, stress, adolescent issues, substance abuse, marriage and family, work stress, and medication management.
Hello and welcome to our Frankfort location at Lexington Counseling & Psychiatry! Our address is 105 Diagnostic Drive Suite B, Frankfort, KY 40601. We have continued to grow to best serve your needs. Our LCP Frankfort office has 10 counselors, therapists, and nurse practitioners who are here to provide counseling, therapy, psychological, and psychiatric services to all ages. We are committed to helping you! We care about our professional roles and the people we serve. We help all ages and most every mental health and life issue. Our goal is your success and well being!
(502) 383-0113 View (502) 383-0113
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Discover You Counseling, LLC
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, LCADC
Verified Verified
Frankfort, KY 40601
Helping people is not only our profession, but also a passion. We provide support for: addiction, codependency, mental health, relationship issues, anger management, and counseling. Through empathy, compassion, knowledge, and understanding we can help you utilize tools that you already possess to help you succeed with lasting changes to your life.
Helping people is not only our profession, but also a passion. We provide support for: addiction, codependency, mental health, relationship issues, anger management, and counseling. Through empathy, compassion, knowledge, and understanding we can help you utilize tools that you already possess to help you succeed with lasting changes to your life.
(859) 898-2315 View (859) 898-2315
Optimal Living Services
Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
Frankfort, KY 40602
Whether it is substance use, mental health, work, finance, or emotional struggles.
Optimal Living Services partners with clients to increase their awareness of issues and empowers them to develop the skills to manage these challenges. We believe that every individual has obstacles they will need to face, and that the services our team provides will give hope to all of our clients.
Whether it is substance use, mental health, work, finance, or emotional struggles.
Optimal Living Services partners with clients to increase their awareness of issues and empowers them to develop the skills to manage these challenges. We believe that every individual has obstacles they will need to face, and that the services our team provides will give hope to all of our clients.
(859) 785-1030 View (859) 785-1030
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Cristy Carter
Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor, LCPC
Verified Verified
Frankfort, KY 40601
My name is Cristy Carter, and I am a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor (LPCC) and a Certified Clinical Anxiety Treatment Profession (CCATP). I work with adults via telehealth and specialize in anxiety, addiction, and trauma. I utilize several treatment methodologies, primarily Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, and Solution Focus. I have extensive experience working with individuals who are suffering from anxiety, panic, substance use disorders, and trauma.
My name is Cristy Carter, and I am a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor (LPCC) and a Certified Clinical Anxiety Treatment Profession (CCATP). I work with adults via telehealth and specialize in anxiety, addiction, and trauma. I utilize several treatment methodologies, primarily Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, and Solution Focus. I have extensive experience working with individuals who are suffering from anxiety, panic, substance use disorders, and trauma.
(859) 208-2194 View (859) 208-2194
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Focused Solutions, LLC
Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
Frankfort, KY 40602
Our seasoned clinicians and consultants are licensed and experienced in dealing with a variety of emotional wellness issues, including depression, anxiety, substance misuse, trauma, abuse, and learning disabilities.
Making the decision to seek therapy can be overwhelming. We understand that, and we are here to help guide you through the process and clear a path to emotional well-being. By working together, we can develop a strategy that promotes a healthier life for you and the ones closest to you. Our compassionate approach provides a safe and caring environment for you to seek the support that you deserve.
Our seasoned clinicians and consultants are licensed and experienced in dealing with a variety of emotional wellness issues, including depression, anxiety, substance misuse, trauma, abuse, and learning disabilities.
Making the decision to seek therapy can be overwhelming. We understand that, and we are here to help guide you through the process and clear a path to emotional well-being. By working together, we can develop a strategy that promotes a healthier life for you and the ones closest to you. Our compassionate approach provides a safe and caring environment for you to seek the support that you deserve.
(502) 906-6966 View (502) 906-6966
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Janice Delores Hagans-Higgins
Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor, MEd, LPCC-S
Verified Verified
Frankfort, KY 40602
I have worked with dual diagnosis clients, such as substance abuse.
Hello, I'm Janice. Do you feel as though you are facing the world alone, that life is too difficult, overwhelmed by life's circumstances, everyone's against you, or you're misunderstood? All of these issues may lead to anxiety, depression, or even substance use. I love working with clients igniting hope, believing no one is left to go through adversity alone. I'm a Licensed Counselor, Licensed Practical Nurse, Holistic life Coach, Certified Aroma Specialist, and Energy Healer, who enjoys working with people. My personal life experience with issues like trauma help me completely understand how you feel, which is important.
I have worked with dual diagnosis clients, such as substance abuse.
Hello, I'm Janice. Do you feel as though you are facing the world alone, that life is too difficult, overwhelmed by life's circumstances, everyone's against you, or you're misunderstood? All of these issues may lead to anxiety, depression, or even substance use. I love working with clients igniting hope, believing no one is left to go through adversity alone. I'm a Licensed Counselor, Licensed Practical Nurse, Holistic life Coach, Certified Aroma Specialist, and Energy Healer, who enjoys working with people. My personal life experience with issues like trauma help me completely understand how you feel, which is important.
(859) 340-5776 View (859) 340-5776
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David Smith Ed
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Frankfort, KY 40601
Hi, my name is Dr. Dave Smith, and I am a licensed Marriage & Family Therapist. I entered my profession with a desire to help individuals and families overcome the struggles they face. I specialize in Clinical Mental Health, Addiction & Recovery, Couples and Marriage & Family Therapy. I work with a wide range of clients and demographic groups. I treat anxiety, depression, OCD, mood disorders, ADHD, personality disorder, autism spectrum, addiction, and sexual dysfunction. I use Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, Strategic Therapy and Intergenerational Family Therapy
Hi, my name is Dr. Dave Smith, and I am a licensed Marriage & Family Therapist. I entered my profession with a desire to help individuals and families overcome the struggles they face. I specialize in Clinical Mental Health, Addiction & Recovery, Couples and Marriage & Family Therapy. I work with a wide range of clients and demographic groups. I treat anxiety, depression, OCD, mood disorders, ADHD, personality disorder, autism spectrum, addiction, and sexual dysfunction. I use Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, Strategic Therapy and Intergenerational Family Therapy
(859) 350-7366 View (859) 350-7366
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Whitney Allen
Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor, LPCC
Verified Verified
Frankfort, KY 40601
My name is Whitney Allen, and I am a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor based in Kentucky. As a therapist I hope to help my clients work through their anxiety, trauma, or any other concerns so they can become the best versions of themselves. My approach to therapy is person centered. I believe everyone is unique and individual, so I adapt my therapy approach to each client. I work with adolescents and adults and specialize in treating addiction, anxiety, and trauma. I also have a background in working with the LGBTQIA+ community to assist these clients with specific needs.
My name is Whitney Allen, and I am a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor based in Kentucky. As a therapist I hope to help my clients work through their anxiety, trauma, or any other concerns so they can become the best versions of themselves. My approach to therapy is person centered. I believe everyone is unique and individual, so I adapt my therapy approach to each client. I work with adolescents and adults and specialize in treating addiction, anxiety, and trauma. I also have a background in working with the LGBTQIA+ community to assist these clients with specific needs.
(859) 328-1999 View (859) 328-1999
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Elizabeth Walden
Counselor, LPCC
Verified Verified
Frankfort, KY 40601
My name is Elizabeth Walden. I am a Licensed Professional Counselor. I use a personalized, client-centered approach recognizing that you are the expert on you! I'm here to facilitate growth and change using strategies designed uniquely for you based on your strengths, perception of the world, past behaviors and hopes for the future. I primarily work with individual adults struggling with depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, job stress, situational depression or stress, relationship issues, addiction, ADHD, codependency, trauma, family issues, hopelessness and anger.
My name is Elizabeth Walden. I am a Licensed Professional Counselor. I use a personalized, client-centered approach recognizing that you are the expert on you! I'm here to facilitate growth and change using strategies designed uniquely for you based on your strengths, perception of the world, past behaviors and hopes for the future. I primarily work with individual adults struggling with depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, job stress, situational depression or stress, relationship issues, addiction, ADHD, codependency, trauma, family issues, hopelessness and anger.
(859) 217-6515 View (859) 217-6515
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Addiction Therapists

What is the best therapy for addiction?

Addiction treatment will be tailored to the individual. People seeking help for addiction—whether with a psychotherapist, in an outpatient clinic, or in a residential program—should expect to engage in multiple types of treatments, sometimes including medication. For anyone recovering from addiction, avoiding situations in which one has typically used a substance is essential, as is the support of close connections. Since substance use disorders tend to co-occur with underlying mental health conditions such as anxiety or depression, those must also be addressed as part of any recovery plan.

How long does therapy for addiction take?

There is no set timeline for recovery from addiction. Patients and their families should expect the work to last several months, if not longer. Residential treatment programs may be based on a stay of 30, 60, or 90 days, with continuing work after release, but only about 1 percent of people are treated in such facilities. Ceasing use is just the first step; therapy to help maintain abstinence and effect behavior change must follow. The process of recovery, neuroscience has shown, involves brain cells recovering the capacity to respond to natural sources of reward and restore control over the impulse to use. Another definition of recovery is restoring voluntary control over one’s substance use and retaking all of one’s previous responsibilities.

How effective is drug addiction treatment?

Substance use disorders are treatable and remission is achievable for many who seek recovery; by some estimates, more than three-quarters of people who become addicted to alcohol or drugs recover. But that success rarely occurs quickly or on a set timeline; relapse is not only common, but many therapists and clinicians view it as a normal part of the process—not always a sign that a person has returned to addiction, but a signal that their treatment should be adjusted to help them regain control. Overall, research suggests, five years after the end of substance use, one’s risk of relapse is no greater than that of others who had not faced addiction. Other experts believe that complete abstinence is not the only measure of recovery, and that, through effective treatment, many people can learn to control their use.

How can you get addiction treatment for someone?

The most important factor in recovery from addiction is widely understood to be an individual’s commitment to change. For that reason,“interventions” in which friends and family gather to urge or force someone to begin immediate treatment often backfire; even when such efforts do lead someone to begin treatment, they may be less likely to stay than those who are self-driven. Still, family members can play an important role in supporting an individual who seeks help and can take part in family therapy as one element of a loved one’s treatment.