Alcohol Use Therapists in Boston, MA

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Marcia Head
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW
Verified Verified
Boston, MA 02116
I work with clients struggling with alcohol and substance abuse as well as those who question their alcohol use and fall into the gray area of alcohol consumption and would like to examine this more closely.
Hello. I am a licensed clinical social worker in Boston, MA with over 20 years of experience in both clinical settings and private practice. My style is flexible and includes elements of psychodynamic therapy as well as solution focused techniques and cognitive behavioral therapy. People often find their way to treatment due to a life transition or circumstance in which the usual methods of coping no longer are effective. Finding a connection with a supportive experienced therapist can be invaluable in not only managing the transition but finding greater meaning going forward.
I work with clients struggling with alcohol and substance abuse as well as those who question their alcohol use and fall into the gray area of alcohol consumption and would like to examine this more closely.
Hello. I am a licensed clinical social worker in Boston, MA with over 20 years of experience in both clinical settings and private practice. My style is flexible and includes elements of psychodynamic therapy as well as solution focused techniques and cognitive behavioral therapy. People often find their way to treatment due to a life transition or circumstance in which the usual methods of coping no longer are effective. Finding a connection with a supportive experienced therapist can be invaluable in not only managing the transition but finding greater meaning going forward.
(857) 763-2568 View (857) 763-2568
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Amy Blanaru
Counselor, LMHC
Verified Verified
Boston, MA 02127  (Online Only)
Together, we'll elicit motivation for positive change. If we're being real, life is hard. My goal is to create a therapeutic alliance and rapport with you based on unconditional positive regard. Whether it's mental health issues, trauma, grief, loss, substance and/or alcohol use, relationship issues, or a hard time adjusting, we will come up with a treatment plan and work on goals specific to your wants, needs, and dreams. I use Motivational Interviewing and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy in my practice but consider myself eclectic in my framework. Incredible things happen when we ask for help. Contact me to explore a new journey!
Together, we'll elicit motivation for positive change. If we're being real, life is hard. My goal is to create a therapeutic alliance and rapport with you based on unconditional positive regard. Whether it's mental health issues, trauma, grief, loss, substance and/or alcohol use, relationship issues, or a hard time adjusting, we will come up with a treatment plan and work on goals specific to your wants, needs, and dreams. I use Motivational Interviewing and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy in my practice but consider myself eclectic in my framework. Incredible things happen when we ask for help. Contact me to explore a new journey!
(978) 997-3447 View (978) 997-3447
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Tom Fronczak
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-R, LICSW
Verified Verified
Boston, MA 02114  (Online Only)
I specialize in the treatment of depression, anxiety; ADHD; relationship issues; life transitions; grief & loss issues, including pet loss; lifestyle and its impact on health and wellness; alcohol use; sexuality concerns including ED, Internet porn, compulsive sexual behavior, coming out issues, and those impacting individuals who identify as LGBTQIA+.
I am a licensed clinical social work psychotherapist in NY, RI & MA and recognized as a Board Certified Diplomate in Clinical Social Work. I see individuals and couples via Telehealth throughout NY, RI & MA. I bring over 25 years of clinical experience to this work providing evidence-based care, infused with respect and dignity, that honors the strengths and resilience of individuals. I am also trained as a yoga and mindfulness meditation instructor, so working with adults and adolescents (16+ years old) I provide psychotherapy within a compassionate, holistic and integrated model of care.
I specialize in the treatment of depression, anxiety; ADHD; relationship issues; life transitions; grief & loss issues, including pet loss; lifestyle and its impact on health and wellness; alcohol use; sexuality concerns including ED, Internet porn, compulsive sexual behavior, coming out issues, and those impacting individuals who identify as LGBTQIA+.
I am a licensed clinical social work psychotherapist in NY, RI & MA and recognized as a Board Certified Diplomate in Clinical Social Work. I see individuals and couples via Telehealth throughout NY, RI & MA. I bring over 25 years of clinical experience to this work providing evidence-based care, infused with respect and dignity, that honors the strengths and resilience of individuals. I am also trained as a yoga and mindfulness meditation instructor, so working with adults and adolescents (16+ years old) I provide psychotherapy within a compassionate, holistic and integrated model of care.
(716) 405-5552 View (716) 405-5552
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Seema Gupta, MD
MD
Verified Verified
Boston, MA 02101  (Online Only)
If you are someone that needs that help, I am here for you for managing anxiety, depression, trauma, alcohol use disorder, and any other substance use problems.
I am a Board certified Internist, Addiction specialist and a Life coach in Massachusetts and New Hampshire. I help with mental health issues like anxiety, depression, alcohol, PTSD, Alcohol and other substance use issues. I use medication management, coaching and hypnotherapy. My 25 years of experience in holistic field along side primary care doctor practice helps my clients about various treatment approach. With Life Coaching I help you build self confidence, and help you navigate life. Please visit my website on google search- virtexmedical.com
If you are someone that needs that help, I am here for you for managing anxiety, depression, trauma, alcohol use disorder, and any other substance use problems.
I am a Board certified Internist, Addiction specialist and a Life coach in Massachusetts and New Hampshire. I help with mental health issues like anxiety, depression, alcohol, PTSD, Alcohol and other substance use issues. I use medication management, coaching and hypnotherapy. My 25 years of experience in holistic field along side primary care doctor practice helps my clients about various treatment approach. With Life Coaching I help you build self confidence, and help you navigate life. Please visit my website on google search- virtexmedical.com
(339) 217-8623 View (339) 217-8623
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Wicked Smart Counseling
Counselor, LMHC
Verified Verified
Boston, MA 02110  (Online Only)
Maybe you’re experiencing depression, anxiety, trauma, substance abuse, compulsive behaviors, or something else entirely. Things friends and family aren’t equipped to help you deal with. I can help. I’m Doug Maesk, Licensed Mental Health Counselor, and I was born and raised in New England, and lived there for 30 years. So I get you. I understand your experience. I know what it's like. As the old saying goes, “you can take the boy out of New England but you can't take New England out of the boy.”
Maybe you’re experiencing depression, anxiety, trauma, substance abuse, compulsive behaviors, or something else entirely. Things friends and family aren’t equipped to help you deal with. I can help. I’m Doug Maesk, Licensed Mental Health Counselor, and I was born and raised in New England, and lived there for 30 years. So I get you. I understand your experience. I know what it's like. As the old saying goes, “you can take the boy out of New England but you can't take New England out of the boy.”
(617) 829-9928 View (617) 829-9928
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Gabrielle Emerzian
Drug & Alcohol Counselor, LADC I
Verified Verified
Boston, MA 02128  (Online Only)
I am currently accepting clients 18+ who are struggling with ongoing substance use, or individuals who are currently in recovery and would like support navigating life stressors. Identifying the need for support to reduce or quell your substance use is a significant first step in the recovery journey. Whether this is a new venture for you or you have benefitted from addiction counseling before, I am happy to be on your team and help you achieve your recovery goals.
I am currently accepting clients 18+ who are struggling with ongoing substance use, or individuals who are currently in recovery and would like support navigating life stressors. Identifying the need for support to reduce or quell your substance use is a significant first step in the recovery journey. Whether this is a new venture for you or you have benefitted from addiction counseling before, I am happy to be on your team and help you achieve your recovery goals.
(617) 644-4317 View (617) 644-4317
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Paula Thomas- Virtual Wellness Solutions
Drug & Alcohol Counselor, LADC-1
Verified Verified
Boston, MA 02108  (Online Only)
Are you seeking a compassionate guide to navigate the complexities of life's challenges? As a master's level licensed clinician, specializing in Substance Use/Addiction, Grief and Loss, Trauma, Relationship Issues/Communication, Anxiety, and Stress Management, I am dedicated to empowering individuals on their path to wellness.
Are you seeking a compassionate guide to navigate the complexities of life's challenges? As a master's level licensed clinician, specializing in Substance Use/Addiction, Grief and Loss, Trauma, Relationship Issues/Communication, Anxiety, and Stress Management, I am dedicated to empowering individuals on their path to wellness.
(857) 855-4464 View (857) 855-4464
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Darlene Diggs
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Boston, MA 02114
My life experience has given me compassion for a population of individuals with mental health disorders who flourish in life, given the opportunity.
My life experience has given me compassion for a population of individuals with mental health disorders who flourish in life, given the opportunity.
(617) 819-0140 View (617) 819-0140
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Orlando Counseling & Supervision
Counselor, LMHC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Boston, MA 02215
I work with a number of different presenting issues including men's issues, anxiety, depression, bipolar disorder, life changes, couples and those who are struggling with substance use.
I work with a number of different presenting issues including men's issues, anxiety, depression, bipolar disorder, life changes, couples and those who are struggling with substance use.
(857) 422-6274 View (857) 422-6274
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Deanna Boden-Yu
Counselor, LMHC, LPCC, NCC
Verified Verified
Boston, MA 02114
Clients struggling with anxiety, depression, BPD, trauma, relationship issues are areas I have much experience addressing.
Clients struggling with anxiety, depression, BPD, trauma, relationship issues are areas I have much experience addressing.
(339) 237-3986 View (339) 237-3986
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Benjamin L. Thompson
Drug & Alcohol Counselor, PhD, LADC-1
Verified Verified
Boston, MA 02108  (Online Only)
I have experience working with and treating all types of addiction, including both substance and behavioral addictions. I also have considerable experience with and understanding of mental illnesses, including especially depressive, anxiety, and bipolar disorders. I tend to have the most success treating those for whom other approaches have not been effective. My approach is best fitted for those who feel utterly broken and desperate for change.
I have experience working with and treating all types of addiction, including both substance and behavioral addictions. I also have considerable experience with and understanding of mental illnesses, including especially depressive, anxiety, and bipolar disorders. I tend to have the most success treating those for whom other approaches have not been effective. My approach is best fitted for those who feel utterly broken and desperate for change.
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Bruce Proc
Drug & Alcohol Counselor, MS, MLS, MTS
Verified Verified
Boston, MA 02135
With a master’s degree in Addiction Counseling, Leadership, and Theological Studies, Bruce is equipped to assist individuals in renewing their capacity to become contributing members of society. Bruce currently holds one license and one certification: he is an independent level LADC practitioner with a state certification in problematic gambling (MA PGS).
With a master’s degree in Addiction Counseling, Leadership, and Theological Studies, Bruce is equipped to assist individuals in renewing their capacity to become contributing members of society. Bruce currently holds one license and one certification: he is an independent level LADC practitioner with a state certification in problematic gambling (MA PGS).
(781) 625-9493 View (781) 625-9493
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Kylie LaFantano
Pre-Licensed Professional, RC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Boston, MA 02134
As a dedicated professional in the substance use disorder field, Kylie LaFantano, brings many years of invaluable experience and a personal understanding of addiction. With a unique journey intertwined with personal and familial struggles with substance use, she is driven by a profound passion for helping others navigate the path to recovery.
As a dedicated professional in the substance use disorder field, Kylie LaFantano, brings many years of invaluable experience and a personal understanding of addiction. With a unique journey intertwined with personal and familial struggles with substance use, she is driven by a profound passion for helping others navigate the path to recovery.
(508) 406-7526 View (508) 406-7526
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Deanna Mangieri
Counselor, LMHC
Verified Verified
Boston, MA 02114  (Online Only)
Navigating life's challenges can be complex, but you don't have to do it alone. I'm here to support you through teletherapy in Massachusetts. Whether you're struggling with substance use, depression, anxiety, anger, loneliness, or trauma, I provide a safe and empathetic space to help you gain insight into your emotions. We'll work together to build coping skills and healthy habits, utilizing a strengths-based approach. I also offer support for the LGBTAIA+ community. Let's embark on a journey towards improved mental well-being and a more balanced life.
Navigating life's challenges can be complex, but you don't have to do it alone. I'm here to support you through teletherapy in Massachusetts. Whether you're struggling with substance use, depression, anxiety, anger, loneliness, or trauma, I provide a safe and empathetic space to help you gain insight into your emotions. We'll work together to build coping skills and healthy habits, utilizing a strengths-based approach. I also offer support for the LGBTAIA+ community. Let's embark on a journey towards improved mental well-being and a more balanced life.
(888) 454-2439 View (888) 454-2439
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Out for Good Behavioral Services, Inc.
Drug & Alcohol Counselor, MEd, LADC-1, LCDP
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Boston, MA 02121
I am a Licensed Alcohol and Drug Counselor located in Dorchester, Massachusetts. I have worked in substance abuse for 8 years by helping men and women fight their addictions. As someone who has personally witnessed the struggles of battling drug addiction, I have come to understand that “the change is in the thinking...not the doing.” This means that any changes we want to make must begin with the way we think about things. Our thoughts impact our actions. Thoughts may be deeply impacted by past traumas, anxiety, the environment in which you were raised, depression, or relationships, and may prevent us from being our best selves.
I am a Licensed Alcohol and Drug Counselor located in Dorchester, Massachusetts. I have worked in substance abuse for 8 years by helping men and women fight their addictions. As someone who has personally witnessed the struggles of battling drug addiction, I have come to understand that “the change is in the thinking...not the doing.” This means that any changes we want to make must begin with the way we think about things. Our thoughts impact our actions. Thoughts may be deeply impacted by past traumas, anxiety, the environment in which you were raised, depression, or relationships, and may prevent us from being our best selves.
(857) 763-3439 View (857) 763-3439
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Keith Lombard
Drug & Alcohol Counselor, LADCII
Verified Verified
Boston, MA 02108
Keith Lombard is a graduate of Umass Boston with a BA in psychology and attended the Licensed Alcohol and Drug Addiction Counseling course in 2010. Keith has worked in the field of substance abuse for over 8 years and was employed by the Boston Public Health Commission before joining NEATC. Mr. Lombard has experience with individual and family counseling with the understanding that addiction is a family disease. Keith has received numerous awards for his devotion to helping those in recovery from city and state officials.
Keith Lombard is a graduate of Umass Boston with a BA in psychology and attended the Licensed Alcohol and Drug Addiction Counseling course in 2010. Keith has worked in the field of substance abuse for over 8 years and was employed by the Boston Public Health Commission before joining NEATC. Mr. Lombard has experience with individual and family counseling with the understanding that addiction is a family disease. Keith has received numerous awards for his devotion to helping those in recovery from city and state officials.
(781) 808-3635 View (781) 808-3635
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Boris Golosarsky
MD
Verified Verified
Boston, MA 02101
Integrative Healthcare Center—for mental health and behavioral health. We offer licensed therapists, prescription management, psychiatry, autism care, and more. Integrative medicine, as defined by the U.S. Government’s National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health, explores many treatment avenues, working with patients to heal the whole person, not just one organ system. Integrative Healthcare Center fills a void in the healthcare landscape. Mental health services are hard to find. With providers scarce and in demand, even established patients find themselves waiting months for treatment.
Integrative Healthcare Center—for mental health and behavioral health. We offer licensed therapists, prescription management, psychiatry, autism care, and more. Integrative medicine, as defined by the U.S. Government’s National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health, explores many treatment avenues, working with patients to heal the whole person, not just one organ system. Integrative Healthcare Center fills a void in the healthcare landscape. Mental health services are hard to find. With providers scarce and in demand, even established patients find themselves waiting months for treatment.
(603) 691-3724 View (603) 691-3724
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Nicole Costa
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Boston, MA 02104
Nicole obtained her Master’s in Social Work from Boston College and is a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker (LICSW). Prior to joining Recovering Champions, she served as the Executive Director at Spectrum Health Systems in Westboro, MA, where she managed and oversaw the operations of eight inpatient substance abuse treatment programs in Massachusetts.
Nicole obtained her Master’s in Social Work from Boston College and is a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker (LICSW). Prior to joining Recovering Champions, she served as the Executive Director at Spectrum Health Systems in Westboro, MA, where she managed and oversaw the operations of eight inpatient substance abuse treatment programs in Massachusetts.
(978) 386-9673 View (978) 386-9673
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Brandon Wiley
Pre-Licensed Professional, RC, BA
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Boston, MA 02104
Thanks for taking the time to check out my profile! I am a recovery coach and interventionist specializing in drug addiction rehab and dual diagnosis issues. As someone in personal recovery myself, I understand the challenges and fears in finding a treatment program that fits ones needs. I have been in the field of substance use disorder treatment both working onsite at inpatient and outpatient programs as well as admissions departments for over 7 years. I am very passionate about this work. I know the struggles that patients and loved ones have trying to find the appropriate help given unique circumstances and insurance coverage.
Thanks for taking the time to check out my profile! I am a recovery coach and interventionist specializing in drug addiction rehab and dual diagnosis issues. As someone in personal recovery myself, I understand the challenges and fears in finding a treatment program that fits ones needs. I have been in the field of substance use disorder treatment both working onsite at inpatient and outpatient programs as well as admissions departments for over 7 years. I am very passionate about this work. I know the struggles that patients and loved ones have trying to find the appropriate help given unique circumstances and insurance coverage.
(508) 682-5170 View (508) 682-5170
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Charles Sexton-Diranian
Drug & Alcohol Counselor, LADC
Verified Verified
Boston, MA 02298
GH Recovery Solutions is a private drug and alcohol rehab providing intervention and treatment services to those suffering from substance use, and individuals with co-occurring mental health issues. We provide individualized treatment in a small, gender-specific environment. Also, GH Recovery offers one of the only comprehensive vocational programs in New England. At GH Recovery, evidence-based practice is applied along with creative and cutting-edge interventions. We provide extraordinary individualized care and enable our clients to gain insight into their underlying factors driving addictive behaviors and unhealthy coping skills.
GH Recovery Solutions is a private drug and alcohol rehab providing intervention and treatment services to those suffering from substance use, and individuals with co-occurring mental health issues. We provide individualized treatment in a small, gender-specific environment. Also, GH Recovery offers one of the only comprehensive vocational programs in New England. At GH Recovery, evidence-based practice is applied along with creative and cutting-edge interventions. We provide extraordinary individualized care and enable our clients to gain insight into their underlying factors driving addictive behaviors and unhealthy coping skills.
(603) 691-3294 View (603) 691-3294
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.