Substance Use Therapists in Back Bay, Boston, MA

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Molly Below
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
Verified
With over ten years' experience, I treat a range of issues from life transitions to chronic mental health diagnoses, with expertise in emotion dysregulation and habitual/addictive problems, such as substance use , borderline personality disorder, impulsivity, suicidal ideation, depression, and anxiety.
I believe helping you with the issues you bring to therapy starts with empathy and respect. As partners in this process, we will work together to seek a deeper, compassionate understanding of the issues you are seeking help with. We will work to understand the forces- past and present- that contribute to your struggles. Through this lens I will help you mobilize your strengths and values, cope effectively now, and empower you to change lifestyle patterns that maintain emotional pain. No matter how stuck or hopeless you may feel, it is always possible to make changes and move toward a more fulfilling life.
(617) 993-6482
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Back Bay
Boston, MA 02117
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Eugene Hall
Marriage & Family Therapist, PhD, LMFT
Verified
Verified
I have experience with anxiety, depression, couple/family/relationship issues, PTSD, substance use , personality disorders, minority stress, spiritual/religious/existential issues, anger management, and co-parenting.
Many come to therapy knowing only that they are struggling to get things done, their relationships have become a source of stress rather than comfort, or they need help processing trauma, loss, or other painful experiences impacting their daily lives. Whatever your circumstances, I strive to help each person or family I work with achieve greater emotional, psychological, and social well-being, while also alleviating symptoms. I use the power of storytelling and understand that each person I work with has many, important stories to tell. I also value and work with each person's nervous system in the healing process.
(612) 429-4092
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Back Bay
Boston, MA 02116
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John Christian
Drug & Alcohol Counselor, EdM, CADC, SAP, LADC I, LMHC
Verified
Verified
I plan and implement treatment plans for individuals with substance use disorders as a diversion from incarceration and conduct evaluations for the RMV to mitigate OUI and Immediate Threat sanctions.
I specialize in substance abuse evaluations for the courts, for substance-related motor vehicle violations such as OUI and Immediate Threat, and for the US Department of Transportation as a Substance Abuse Professional. I am an expert witness and provide testimony on sentence mitigation issues. My ideal client is someone with substance abuse and other addiction issues seeking treatment and/or evaluation.
(617) 300-0058
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Boston, MA 02116
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Aviva M Katz, PhD, LLC
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
Verified
I have expertise in trauma and stress, substance use , grief, and motivational issues.
At times, life events can seem to control the way we feel, creating feelings of helplessness and hopelessness. Other times, you may struggle with feeling unmotivated or purposeless without any specific cause. I believe psychotherapy empowers people by understanding specific struggles while actively developing skills to create change. A key part of our work will be identifying the things that matter to you and finding ways that therapy can bring you closer to a life that is more connected with your values.
(857) 214-2248
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Back Bay
Boston, MA 02116
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Brittany Anderson
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW
Verified
Verified
I am a Psychotherapist at And Still We Rise, LLC as a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker. I received my Bachelor’s in Psychology from Stonehill College and a dual Master’s in Social Work and Theological Studies from Boston University. I also completed training in psychodynamic psychotherapy through the Danielsen Institute. My experience is working in community-based mental health, with folks experiencing a range of psychiatric, medical, substance use , housing and/or employment concerns. I provide individual therapy to people with differing abilities and LGBTQIA+ community.
(617) 336-8427
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Back Bay
Boston, MA 02199
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Natalie Hilts
MSW
Verified
Verified
I offer an empathetic, safe space for clients to grow and accomplish their goals. I frequently work with clients experiencing depression, anxiety, disordered eating, body image and self-esteem issues, and/or relationship issues. I'm also experienced in supporting clients through life transitions, grief and loss, substance use concerns, and identity development. I use an integrated approach to treatment in order to find the most appropriate intervention for each individual client while maintaining a foundation in insight-oriented and multicultural models of therapy.
(857) 678-9034
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Back Bay
Boston, MA 02116
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Krystin M. St Onge
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LICSW
Verified
Verified
I have experience working with diverse multi-racial/cultural ethnic groups, members of the LGBTQ+ communities, individuals living with chronic illness, and or those challenged with behavioral and substance use disorders.
Psychotherapy is a deeply personal choice that is often met with complicated and sometimes conflicting emotions. In order for people to make the best use of psychotherapy, they need to feel respected, safe, and supported within the therapeutic relationship. This lays the foundation upon which one can better understand themselves and in turn grow. My practice aims to assist people with improving the quality of their interpersonal relationships, deepening their understanding of the relational context in which they were raised, and living a more fulfilling life.
(774) 241-9574
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Back Bay
Boston, MA 02116
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Leslie Piken
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
I treat mood disorders, anxiety, trauma/PTSD, substance use , ADHD and concerns related to identity, sexuality and gender.
My treatment approach is integrative and personalized to my clients’ needs, focused on building a foundation of trust. I work with clients to identify underlying roots of problems and elicit existing and new strengths and resources. I prefer a holistic approach to treatment which, while based in a psychodynamic framework, draws from my specialized training in cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), dialectical behavior therapy (DBT), motivational interviewing, attachment based, trauma-informed and mindfulness modalities. I work with adults ranging from young adulthood through end of life, using a culturally-sensitive approach.
(857) 763-5343
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Back Bay
Boston, MA 02116
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Leah Driscoll
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
I offer psychotherapy services to adults of all ages with a wide range of concerns related to anxiety, depression, trauma, cultural adjustment, social oppression, identity, relationship issues, disordered substance use , body image, life transitions, career / work related stress, and college transitions.
My approach to psychotherapy is integrative, combining elements of psychodynamic and cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), as well as mindfulness-based techniques and motivational interviewing. My therapeutic style is non-judgmental, respectful, and adaptable. I always strive to create a therapeutic experience that feels relevant and custom-tailored to my clients. I also hold certifications as a Financial Wellness Facilitator and am a Certified Wellness Practitioner with the National Wellness Institute.
(857) 763-4971
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Back Bay
Boston, MA 02116
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Katie Lee Loatman
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
Verified
I offer compassionate, non-judgmental treatment for adolescents and adults struggling with anxiety, depression, OCD and substance use issues. Using research-based techniques, I help clients create a toolbox of skills to use in times of distress, and provide a warm and supportive environment for self-exploration and growth. I am an Assistant Psychologist and Instructor in Psychology at McLean Hospital/Harvard Medical School.
(914) 229-9738
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Back Bay
Boston, MA 02116
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Justine Jones
Counselor, LMHC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
I have spent my career in outpatient mental health and substance use disorder programs, using harm reduction, Al-Anon, and 12 step approaches, and in a private practice therapy setting.
I am a licensed mental health clinician (LMHC) who specializes in relationship issues, with particular interests in gay, lesbian, and polyamorous relationships, infidelity, family conflict, and life transitions. I have worked closely with survivors of various forms of trauma including domestic violence, addiction, and childhood abuse. I am intentional about making counseling a comfortable environment with humor and empathy. I utilize various approaches including motivational interviewing, psychodynamic, solutions focused, reality therapy, CBT, and person centered techniques.
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Back Bay
Boston, MA 02116
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Madeline Freeman
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
I offer treatment for anxiety, depression, relationships, trauma and PTSD, grief and loss, stress, major life transitions, self-esteem, and substance use concerns.
My approach to psychotherapy is integrative and individualized, rooted in psychodynamic and relational approaches, while drawing on other modalities, including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), and mindfulness techniques. I identify as an ally to the BIPOC, LGBTQIA+, and disability communities and value working across the spectrums of gender, race, sexuality, and class. I work with adults of all ages and provide individual, couples, and group therapy. My style has been described as warm, empathic, and attuned.
(508) 213-0791
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Back Bay
Boston, MA 02116
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Mark Stearns
Counselor, LMHC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
I work with adults of all ages and treat depression, anxiety, trauma / PTSD, relationship concerns, major life transitions, grief, loss, disordered substance use , self-esteem, and identity development.
My approach to psychotherapy is individualized to my clients’ unique needs, incorporating existential, psychodynamic, relational approaches, as well as mindfulness and cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) skills, to help manage difficult emotions and navigate obstacles arising in the therapeutic journey. Therapy is not one-size-fits all, so I encourage clients to discover their own path while building effective emotional tools to sustain long-term mind-body health and resilience. Narrative techniques may also be used to help shape a self-story that supports long-term resilience and an enduring sense of purpose and meaning in life.
(508) 952-3190
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Back Bay
Boston, MA 02115
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Melanie Robinson Findlay
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW, CCHP-MH, CCFC
Verified
Verified
Need to talk to someone unbiased who will challenge, support and not pacify you? If so, am the clinician for you. My mantra is: "it doesn't matter where your journey begins; only where it ends and what you pass and pick up along the way." For the past nine years I have served the "working well" (i.e...individuals like you facing every day struggles) and individuals in the criminal justice system. Both populations faced difficulty with adjustment, depression, anxiety, loss, relationships, anger, substance use , parenting and major mental illness. However, the major difference between them was the resources available to cope.
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Back Bay
Boston, MA 02133
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Catherine E Cooper
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW, LCSW
Verified
Verified
My experience includes substance use , depression, anxiety, adjustment disorder, domestic violence, PTSD, body & gender dysphoria, complex trauma, mood disorders & concerns related to aging.
Life is hard, but it can be a little less hard when we prioritize ourselves and take care of our mental health. I would love the opportunity to support you in your journey. My practice is anchored in social justice, with the acknowledgement that societal conditions influence our experiences & feelings. Using a humanistic approach, I tailor the work to your goals & personality, but have been successful integrating CBT, Psychodynamic, Family Systems, Radical Acceptance, & mindfulness modalities. You are the expert in your own life; I am here to provide empathy & support as we untangle the issues that matter to you.
(207) 255-7785
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Boston, MA 02116
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Howie Marlin
Drug & Alcohol Counselor, MEd, LADC1, CIP, RCP
Verified
Verified
Starting in 1973 I’ve worked at two on-campus crisis intervention centers; medical and psychiatric hospitals, an alternative education high school, ran a residential program and provided countless interventions in all forms of crisis. Since 2011 I worked through the ER of our local hospital, as a certified Recovery Coach Professional for the ER, and on the Substance Use Disorder Team, where I stayed current with the new diagnosis, treatment, and therapeutic innovations through ongoing training with Harvard’s Continuing Education program, C4, and numerous scholastic educational platforms.
(508) 687-6029
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Back Bay
Boston, MA 02217
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Amanda Eleanor
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW
Verified
Verified
Most of the clients I find I can best help have elevated substance use issues (alcohol, medication, other substances) due to underlying co-occurring mental health disorders.
(508) 206-9410
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Back Bay
Boston, MA 02199
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Daniel P Johnson
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
OCD, social, panic), traumatic stress/PTSD, problematic substance use or addictive behaviors, "overthinking", procrastination, or feeling "stuck" or "lost" in life, I can help.
I am committed to creating a safe environment in which clients feel empowered to enact meaningful change in their lives. I approach this work using acceptance commitment therapy (ACT), a scientifically-validated treatment that prioritizes the client's values in therapy and offers concrete skills for how to work with painful experiences and how to take mindful, effective action in difficult situations. This ACT approach is supported and informed by my training in other cognitive-behavioral therapies, including exposure with response prevention (ERP), prolonged exposure (PE), and dialectical behavior therapy (DBT).
(857) 847-3433
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Boston, MA 02116
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Jacqueline Alfonso Barry
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
Verified
I am a bicultural and bilingual (English and Spanish) licensed clinical psychologist with over 17 years of experience working with adolescents, college students, adults and couples. My areas of specialization and interest include: substance abuse, anxiety, depression, health-related concerns (e.g., diet, exercise, smoking cessation), stress management, and relationship issues. My training in evidence-based practices and experience as a faculty member and active researcher inform how I tailor treatment in individual and group therapy, as well as for couples.
(617) 431-2389
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Back Bay
Boston, MA 02116
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Kerry Carbone
Counselor, LMHC, LCMHC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
You have the tools to help yourself create peace in your life. I have the experience to guide you on your path of self-discovery and healing. Together, we will explore your whole self , incorporating mind, body and spirit. I believe through an optimistic, warm, supportive and therapeutic environment, anyone can gain knowledge through their experiences. I will guide you through this process and help identify solutions to the struggles that brought you here . The difficulties we face can be alienating. When facing challenges, you do not need to feel alone. I will be by your side providing a space of unconditional acceptance
(508) 403-9816
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Back Bay
Boston, MA 02116
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