Substance Use Therapists in Charlotte, NC

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Jamarr J Funderburg
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, CSOTS, LCSW, LISW-CP, LCAS, CCS
Verified Verified
Charlotte, NC 28262
I am specifically trained to use Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Trauma Focused CBT, Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), Motivational Interviewing (MI), and Behavior Modification (BMod) with children and adults with mental health and or substance use disorders.
I provide treatment for diverse individuals who have diverse life experiences. I have the education and training to address a wide range of treatment issues however I specialize in treating addictions, trauma(s), and challenging relationships. I work with individuals, couples, and families. My primary client's are adults over the age of 18.
I am specifically trained to use Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Trauma Focused CBT, Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), Motivational Interviewing (MI), and Behavior Modification (BMod) with children and adults with mental health and or substance use disorders.
I provide treatment for diverse individuals who have diverse life experiences. I have the education and training to address a wide range of treatment issues however I specialize in treating addictions, trauma(s), and challenging relationships. I work with individuals, couples, and families. My primary client's are adults over the age of 18.
(704) 594-5092 View (704) 594-5092
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Yvonne Carrasco
Drug & Alcohol Counselor, MSW, LCAS
Verified Verified
Charlotte, NC 28205
I have over 20+ years in treating mental health and substance use disorders along with personal experiences of recovery in both utilizing a mind-body approach, cognitive behavior therapy and mindfulness.
How discouraging it is to realize where you are, not understand how you got here and even worry it could get worse. What would life feel like with less worry, second guessing, comparison and overwhelm? Is anxiety, depression, fear of failure, perfectionism , regret about substance use and inability to forgive yourself chronic? Could healthier boundaries and less people pleasing improve relationship satisfaction? Do you yearn to deepen your connection to others in a more authentic way to reduce isolation and loneliness?
I have over 20+ years in treating mental health and substance use disorders along with personal experiences of recovery in both utilizing a mind-body approach, cognitive behavior therapy and mindfulness.
How discouraging it is to realize where you are, not understand how you got here and even worry it could get worse. What would life feel like with less worry, second guessing, comparison and overwhelm? Is anxiety, depression, fear of failure, perfectionism , regret about substance use and inability to forgive yourself chronic? Could healthier boundaries and less people pleasing improve relationship satisfaction? Do you yearn to deepen your connection to others in a more authentic way to reduce isolation and loneliness?
(980) 414-8088 View (980) 414-8088
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Ruthie Schultz
Counselor, MA, LCMHC-A, LCAS-A
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Charlotte, NC 28204  (Online Only)
I have a passion for working with adolescents and adults managing a variety of concerns including anxiety, substance use disorders, depression, self-esteem, relationship issues, grief, identify acceptance, and life transitions.
Therapy is one way to foster connection, self-discovery and healing when life's challenges becomes overwhelming. Whether you're struggling with setting boundaries with others, balancing everyday stressors, or engaging in self-medicating behaviors- I am here to support. In my practice, I integrate a range of evidence-based approaches, utilizing techniques from dialectical behavioral therapy (DBT), person-centered therapy, and cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT). My approach is collaborative, so based on your specific goals, we will decide together on the best approach for you to meet your needs.
I have a passion for working with adolescents and adults managing a variety of concerns including anxiety, substance use disorders, depression, self-esteem, relationship issues, grief, identify acceptance, and life transitions.
Therapy is one way to foster connection, self-discovery and healing when life's challenges becomes overwhelming. Whether you're struggling with setting boundaries with others, balancing everyday stressors, or engaging in self-medicating behaviors- I am here to support. In my practice, I integrate a range of evidence-based approaches, utilizing techniques from dialectical behavioral therapy (DBT), person-centered therapy, and cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT). My approach is collaborative, so based on your specific goals, we will decide together on the best approach for you to meet your needs.
(704) 703-8709 View (704) 703-8709
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Justin L Perry
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW, LCAS
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Charlotte, NC 28209
For 16+ years, I have practiced in various clinical settings working with children, adolescents, and adults enduring a wide range of mental health, substance use, and traumatic challenges.
I believe we are all recovering from something. As a clinician, I believe that a healthy nonjudgmental relationship is foundational to each of our healing journeys. Having someone who we can be honest with, who is honest with us, allows us to be honest with ourselves and reach our ultimate potential. While the therapeutic relationship is our foundation, I incorporate elements of motivational interviewing, solution focused, cognitive and dialectical behavioral therapies in order to meet you where you are and help you get to where you want to be.
For 16+ years, I have practiced in various clinical settings working with children, adolescents, and adults enduring a wide range of mental health, substance use, and traumatic challenges.
I believe we are all recovering from something. As a clinician, I believe that a healthy nonjudgmental relationship is foundational to each of our healing journeys. Having someone who we can be honest with, who is honest with us, allows us to be honest with ourselves and reach our ultimate potential. While the therapeutic relationship is our foundation, I incorporate elements of motivational interviewing, solution focused, cognitive and dialectical behavioral therapies in order to meet you where you are and help you get to where you want to be.
(704) 269-4209 View (704) 269-4209
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Corey Connelly
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LCAS, LCMHC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Charlotte, NC 28203
I enjoy working with clients struggling with Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD), anxiety, and perfectionism. I recognize the challenging cycle of intrusive thoughts, anxiety, obsessive doubt, avoidance, and compulsions, and can help provide some guidance around becoming “unstuck” from difficult patterns that are no longer serving you. If you struggle with using substances or other behavioral addictions to cope, and are wanting to set some goals surrounding your use, I am dually licensed to treat co-occuring substance use as well.
I enjoy working with clients struggling with Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD), anxiety, and perfectionism. I recognize the challenging cycle of intrusive thoughts, anxiety, obsessive doubt, avoidance, and compulsions, and can help provide some guidance around becoming “unstuck” from difficult patterns that are no longer serving you. If you struggle with using substances or other behavioral addictions to cope, and are wanting to set some goals surrounding your use, I am dually licensed to treat co-occuring substance use as well.
(704) 368-3383 View (704) 368-3383
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Joey Hess
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, CCTP, CSTIP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Charlotte, NC 28226
Waitlist for new clients
My experience includes treating intersecting and standalone issues related to depression, anxiety, PTSD/Trauma, end of life, substance use, major life transitions, and chronic health conditions.
Are you struggling to find help that's right for you? Are you facing difficult life transitions and unsure of how to proceed? Are you dealing with the burden of shame or guilt alone? Do you want a non-judgmental space to examine your relationship to substances? Are there behaviors you would like to change but unsure of where to start? I provide radically compassionate and accepting care to people with all life experiences and stories. I believe that a collaborative, safe, and strong relational connection is the foundation for providing a therapeutic space for clients to experience empowered growth and change.
My experience includes treating intersecting and standalone issues related to depression, anxiety, PTSD/Trauma, end of life, substance use, major life transitions, and chronic health conditions.
Are you struggling to find help that's right for you? Are you facing difficult life transitions and unsure of how to proceed? Are you dealing with the burden of shame or guilt alone? Do you want a non-judgmental space to examine your relationship to substances? Are there behaviors you would like to change but unsure of where to start? I provide radically compassionate and accepting care to people with all life experiences and stories. I believe that a collaborative, safe, and strong relational connection is the foundation for providing a therapeutic space for clients to experience empowered growth and change.
(704) 253-8718 View (704) 253-8718
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Gabby Milando
Counselor, MA, LCMHC, LCAS-A, NCC
Verified Verified
Charlotte, NC 28204  (Online Only)
I am passionate about helping individuals navigate life’s challenges. My goal as a therapist is to walk alongside you, process past experiences, shed light on patterns you are engaging in, and provide you with tools to improve your mental health. I aim to foster growth, introspection, and self-acceptance. I enjoy working with a range of ages and concerns, but I am particularly passionate about working with adults suffering from anxiety, depression, substance use disorders, and self-esteem issues
I am passionate about helping individuals navigate life’s challenges. My goal as a therapist is to walk alongside you, process past experiences, shed light on patterns you are engaging in, and provide you with tools to improve your mental health. I aim to foster growth, introspection, and self-acceptance. I enjoy working with a range of ages and concerns, but I am particularly passionate about working with adults suffering from anxiety, depression, substance use disorders, and self-esteem issues
(704) 937-2050 View (704) 937-2050
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Zach Saint
LCSW Associate, LCSW-A, LCAS-A
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Charlotte, NC 28203
I specialize in trauma, substance use/addiction, anxiety, and depression.
I offer services in English and Spanish! Ofrezco servicios en inglés y español! There are times for all of us when we feel helpless or powerless over our situation. I'm here for those moments to walk alongside you - not in front, behind, or to the side. True empathy is when someone seeks to understand you and meet you where you are. My goal is to help people figure out how to use their strengths to thrive in their existing environment. Our thoughts, feelings, and actions all affect each other. If we can find the strengths in our narratives, we can redefine the way we tell our stories.
I specialize in trauma, substance use/addiction, anxiety, and depression.
I offer services in English and Spanish! Ofrezco servicios en inglés y español! There are times for all of us when we feel helpless or powerless over our situation. I'm here for those moments to walk alongside you - not in front, behind, or to the side. True empathy is when someone seeks to understand you and meet you where you are. My goal is to help people figure out how to use their strengths to thrive in their existing environment. Our thoughts, feelings, and actions all affect each other. If we can find the strengths in our narratives, we can redefine the way we tell our stories.
(704) 389-5136 View (704) 389-5136
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Charlie Taylor Jr.
Licensed Clinical Addiction Specialist, MA, LCAS
Verified Verified
Charlotte, NC 28211
I have a particular interest in working with clients who struggle with substance use/addiction, but I also enjoy working with clients on managing stress, anxiety, depression, anger, life transitions, and relationship issues in regards to being single or becoming a better partner.
Hello all! As a therapist, I understand that therapy can be an intimidating and overwhelming process to start. I strive to meet clients where they are and engage with clients using a positive, non-threatening, and relatable approach. Along with offering in-office and Telehealth visits, I offer walk-and-talk sessions to address issues and move your body outdoors. I endeavor to create a collaborative therapy process that assists clients with addressing concerns and working towards their individualized goals.
I have a particular interest in working with clients who struggle with substance use/addiction, but I also enjoy working with clients on managing stress, anxiety, depression, anger, life transitions, and relationship issues in regards to being single or becoming a better partner.
Hello all! As a therapist, I understand that therapy can be an intimidating and overwhelming process to start. I strive to meet clients where they are and engage with clients using a positive, non-threatening, and relatable approach. Along with offering in-office and Telehealth visits, I offer walk-and-talk sessions to address issues and move your body outdoors. I endeavor to create a collaborative therapy process that assists clients with addressing concerns and working towards their individualized goals.
(803) 820-4376 View (803) 820-4376
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Bonita Hutchinson and Associates, PLLC
Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor, MEd, LPC, LCMHC-S, LCAS, SAP
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Charlotte, NC 28210  (Online Only)
Hutchinson provides Family, Couples or Individual Counseling thru Telehealth to help you learn and change interpersonal, work or substance use habits impacting your life.
Experiencing family, work or relationship issues that are overwhelming, you’re not alone. Counseling can support you in Managing Stress & Anxiety. All services are online Due to the PANDEMIC... connect thru telehealth on your Electronic Device to our secure platform for A Safe Place to share, Learn and for support of your mental and emotional health. We are Open Mornings, Evenings and Saturdays - Serving NC and NJ.
Hutchinson provides Family, Couples or Individual Counseling thru Telehealth to help you learn and change interpersonal, work or substance use habits impacting your life.
Experiencing family, work or relationship issues that are overwhelming, you’re not alone. Counseling can support you in Managing Stress & Anxiety. All services are online Due to the PANDEMIC... connect thru telehealth on your Electronic Device to our secure platform for A Safe Place to share, Learn and for support of your mental and emotional health. We are Open Mornings, Evenings and Saturdays - Serving NC and NJ.
(980) 338-4035 View (980) 338-4035
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Reed Beeley
LCSW Associate, MSW, LCSWA
Verified Verified
Charlotte, NC 28277
My name is Reed, and I specialize in substance use/abuse—including sex, gambling, and shopping problems, as well as bipolar disorder, eating disorders/disordered eating, ASD, ADHD, anxiety, depression, and anger management. Each session is highly individualized to your needs. Our sessions will consist of a partnership built upon mutual respect and understanding. I use a strength-based approach that focuses on personal growth. You have control over the direction of each session.
My name is Reed, and I specialize in substance use/abuse—including sex, gambling, and shopping problems, as well as bipolar disorder, eating disorders/disordered eating, ASD, ADHD, anxiety, depression, and anger management. Each session is highly individualized to your needs. Our sessions will consist of a partnership built upon mutual respect and understanding. I use a strength-based approach that focuses on personal growth. You have control over the direction of each session.
(980) 944-4536 View (980) 944-4536
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Katie Creech
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, LCASA
Verified Verified
Charlotte, NC 28210
Currently accepting new clients. Are you looking to make a change? Tired of feeling held back from being your best self? Maybe you feel like symptoms of stress, anxiety, depression, or substance use are getting in the way of the goals and relationships that you want? All change can be difficult, and I'm here to stand with you and help you feel validated and empowered through your counseling journey. I want to offer you a safe and supportive space to explore your thoughts, feelings and behaviors, to heal, and to take steps towards the meaningful life and goals that you want for yourself.
Currently accepting new clients. Are you looking to make a change? Tired of feeling held back from being your best self? Maybe you feel like symptoms of stress, anxiety, depression, or substance use are getting in the way of the goals and relationships that you want? All change can be difficult, and I'm here to stand with you and help you feel validated and empowered through your counseling journey. I want to offer you a safe and supportive space to explore your thoughts, feelings and behaviors, to heal, and to take steps towards the meaningful life and goals that you want for yourself.
(704) 741-7340 View (704) 741-7340
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Karly Perkins
Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor, LCMHC, LCAS, NCC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Charlotte, NC 28204
Waitlist for new clients
As a therapist, my hope is to create a space that feels welcoming to your authentic self. I aim to hold space for you to show up as you need to that day, and will honor what you need in each session whether that is a space to vent, explore new skills, be challenged, or create goals that will meet your needs. I specialize in working eating disorders and body image concerns, substance use, college students, and the LGBTQ+ community. I additionally support those experiencing anxiety, depression, impacts from trauma, identity development, life transitions, and safety concerns such as self -harm or suicidality.
As a therapist, my hope is to create a space that feels welcoming to your authentic self. I aim to hold space for you to show up as you need to that day, and will honor what you need in each session whether that is a space to vent, explore new skills, be challenged, or create goals that will meet your needs. I specialize in working eating disorders and body image concerns, substance use, college students, and the LGBTQ+ community. I additionally support those experiencing anxiety, depression, impacts from trauma, identity development, life transitions, and safety concerns such as self -harm or suicidality.
(980) 525-8519 View (980) 525-8519
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Dr. Janet Oliver White
Licensed Professional Counselor, DMin, LCMHC/S, LCAS, MAC, NCACII
Verified Verified
Charlotte, NC 28209
I have worked over 19 years with the population who has Substance use issues, chronic homelessness, mental health, medical, and behavioral issues.
Currently I am working with adults, couples and families. However my qualifications are in the area of adolescents, and adults; individuals, couples and family counseling; population of HIV/AIDS, Substance Use, Mental Health, Veterans issues, College students, Employee Assistance, and Trauma clients. In supervision, I am qualified to supervise LPCs in North Carolina and South Carolina, as well as, SUD: CSACs, LCASs, and CCSs in North Carolina and CACs in South Carolina.
I have worked over 19 years with the population who has Substance use issues, chronic homelessness, mental health, medical, and behavioral issues.
Currently I am working with adults, couples and families. However my qualifications are in the area of adolescents, and adults; individuals, couples and family counseling; population of HIV/AIDS, Substance Use, Mental Health, Veterans issues, College students, Employee Assistance, and Trauma clients. In supervision, I am qualified to supervise LPCs in North Carolina and South Carolina, as well as, SUD: CSACs, LCASs, and CCSs in North Carolina and CACs in South Carolina.
(704) 842-9660 View (704) 842-9660
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Elkins Counseling Services, LLC
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, NCC, LCMHC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Charlotte, NC 28212
I work to establish an environment where you will not be judged but heard and understood.I have extensive experience working with individuals with mood disorders, personality disorders, and substance use diagnoses. Treatment is client driven and focused. We will work together to achieve whatever outcome you are seeking. I will work with clients to identify issues, listen to their needs, and assist them with goal setting. If you call, I'd be happy to answer any questions you may have and explore the possibility of counseling.
I work to establish an environment where you will not be judged but heard and understood.I have extensive experience working with individuals with mood disorders, personality disorders, and substance use diagnoses. Treatment is client driven and focused. We will work together to achieve whatever outcome you are seeking. I will work with clients to identify issues, listen to their needs, and assist them with goal setting. If you call, I'd be happy to answer any questions you may have and explore the possibility of counseling.
(803) 266-1153 View (803) 266-1153
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Aldi Gaines
Licensed Professional Counselor, LCMHC, LPC, LAC, BC-TMH
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Charlotte, NC 28277
I provide treatment services for mood disorders, anxiety, trauma, grief and loss, self-esteem, body image, and substance use disorders.
My journey towards becoming a healer began in 2009 with a vision of creating a safe place that supports the emotional, psychological, spiritual, and physical health of men and women. I provide individual, couples, and family therapy. I offer empowerment and compassion to my clients in effectively navigating life's challenges using a holistic approach to wellness.
I provide treatment services for mood disorders, anxiety, trauma, grief and loss, self-esteem, body image, and substance use disorders.
My journey towards becoming a healer began in 2009 with a vision of creating a safe place that supports the emotional, psychological, spiritual, and physical health of men and women. I provide individual, couples, and family therapy. I offer empowerment and compassion to my clients in effectively navigating life's challenges using a holistic approach to wellness.
(704) 748-0735 View (704) 748-0735
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Lily Mudry
Lic Clinical Mental Health Counselor Supervisor, LCMHCS, LCAS, CCS, MAC, NCC
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Charlotte, NC 28211
I am a highly skilled and compassionate Trauma Therapist dedicated to providing exceptional care within a holistic framework. I have 30 years of professional counseling experience and have implemented effective treatment for adolescents and adults enduring a variety of mental health and/or substance use disorders. As a Counselor in the healing profession, my emphasis is on furthering your Wellness and Growth. At Eagle Eye Counseling the focus is on a Keeness for Excellence through Healing, Stability and Empowerment. I am also certified as a Master Addictions Counselor and provide Clinical Supervision for both Mental Health Counselors and Addiction Counselors who are seeking licensure.
I am a highly skilled and compassionate Trauma Therapist dedicated to providing exceptional care within a holistic framework. I have 30 years of professional counseling experience and have implemented effective treatment for adolescents and adults enduring a variety of mental health and/or substance use disorders. As a Counselor in the healing profession, my emphasis is on furthering your Wellness and Growth. At Eagle Eye Counseling the focus is on a Keeness for Excellence through Healing, Stability and Empowerment. I am also certified as a Master Addictions Counselor and provide Clinical Supervision for both Mental Health Counselors and Addiction Counselors who are seeking licensure.
(704) 594-8230 View (704) 594-8230
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Dr. LaToya Chevelle Waddell
PhD, LCMHCS, LCAS, CCS, CCTP
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Charlotte, NC 28260  (Online Only)
I am a Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor and Supervisor, Licensed Clinical Addictions Specialist, Certified Clinical Supervisor and a Prepare/Enrich Facilitator. I am currently available to supervise LCASA and LCMHCA clinicians and CCS-Int. I have worked in community, private, non-profit, hospital and higher education clinical settings. I have experience working with people of all ages and with a variety of mental health, substance use, relationship issues and life issues. I specialize in working with individuals aiming to cope with life stressing events, and in need of understanding the strength in transferable skills.
I am a Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor and Supervisor, Licensed Clinical Addictions Specialist, Certified Clinical Supervisor and a Prepare/Enrich Facilitator. I am currently available to supervise LCASA and LCMHCA clinicians and CCS-Int. I have worked in community, private, non-profit, hospital and higher education clinical settings. I have experience working with people of all ages and with a variety of mental health, substance use, relationship issues and life issues. I specialize in working with individuals aiming to cope with life stressing events, and in need of understanding the strength in transferable skills.
(336) 948-1595 View (336) 948-1595
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Hillary Belk Recovery Support Services
Drug & Alcohol Counselor, CADC
Verified Verified
Charlotte, NC 28203
I have over 14 years of recovery from substance use disorder, which has guided my life into a very centered and mindful space.
Hello! Is your life feeling out of balance? Are there things that are happening that feel a bit tough to handle? Are you unsatisfied with some aspect of your life? Do you have trouble communicating in your relationships within your life? Are there specific things you are doing that you are having trouble stopping? If you were to stop these behaviors and patterns, do you feel life would be easier? If you find yourself saying yes to any of these questions, let's look at the answers. They can help us to create some room to navigate new approaches to same old things, empowering you to be open and ready for change.
I have over 14 years of recovery from substance use disorder, which has guided my life into a very centered and mindful space.
Hello! Is your life feeling out of balance? Are there things that are happening that feel a bit tough to handle? Are you unsatisfied with some aspect of your life? Do you have trouble communicating in your relationships within your life? Are there specific things you are doing that you are having trouble stopping? If you were to stop these behaviors and patterns, do you feel life would be easier? If you find yourself saying yes to any of these questions, let's look at the answers. They can help us to create some room to navigate new approaches to same old things, empowering you to be open and ready for change.
(828) 374-9219 View (828) 374-9219
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Dr. Nicole Sherrill-Jamison
Drug & Alcohol Counselor, LCAS-A
Verified Verified
Charlotte, NC 28202
My substance use background as a Licensed Clinical Addictions Specialist Associate is in place to take you by your hand and assist you in a safe space.
Hi, I am Dr. Nicole. Have you ever felt like no one understood what you are dealing with? Life can be an up-and-downhill battle at times. I have felt this way often and sought help when I knew, it was much needed to move forward. Being stuck is no fun, but it is a place we all see and seek help to get to the other side. I use a holistic approach to help you delve into what you already have to move along the road to recovery. My substance use background as a Licensed Clinical Addictions Specialist Associate is in place to take you by your hand and assist you in a safe space.
My substance use background as a Licensed Clinical Addictions Specialist Associate is in place to take you by your hand and assist you in a safe space.
Hi, I am Dr. Nicole. Have you ever felt like no one understood what you are dealing with? Life can be an up-and-downhill battle at times. I have felt this way often and sought help when I knew, it was much needed to move forward. Being stuck is no fun, but it is a place we all see and seek help to get to the other side. I use a holistic approach to help you delve into what you already have to move along the road to recovery. My substance use background as a Licensed Clinical Addictions Specialist Associate is in place to take you by your hand and assist you in a safe space.
(980) 435-4211 View (980) 435-4211
Substance Use Therapists

How do substance and drug recovery or rehabilitation programs work?

In inpatient programs, individuals live in a facility with other clients in recovery; in outpatient programs, individuals reside at home. These facilities are staffed with healthcare professionals including physicians, nurses, psychologists, counselors, and psychotherapists. Staff often also includes people who have recovered themselves, serving as mentors and guides. These programs may use abstinence, harm reduction, detoxification, psychotherapy, and other methods.

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 substance use reduce the amount of drugs they consume. It is not abstinence-based like a 12-step program, but combining harm reduction with psychotherapy proves to be effective for many people.

Are there specific medications for substance and drug use?

There are medications approved to treat substance use disorder—such as buprenorphine, methadone, naltrexone, and acamprosate. These medications do help people cope with substance use as well as avoid the problem of relapse. Naltrexone can help reduce cravings, methadone is an opioid medication used to treat severe pain, and acamprosate may help ease symptoms like poor sleep and anxious feelings.