Addiction Therapists in Brooklyn, NY

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Alan Oxman
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, DSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Brooklyn, NY 11222
I have worked with individuals and couples struggling with addiction, anxiety, depression, and stress.
In my psychotherapy practice, I strive to create a safe and supportive environment for individuals to explore painful and troubling feelings, identify goals, and develop strategies for coping with difficult emotions and circumstances. I believe that the awareness and insight that can be developed through therapy allows people to be better connected to themselves, more engaged in their relationships, and more present in the world around them. I take an active role in therapy sessions and work with my clients in ways that challenge them to achieve their personal goals.
I have worked with individuals and couples struggling with addiction, anxiety, depression, and stress.
In my psychotherapy practice, I strive to create a safe and supportive environment for individuals to explore painful and troubling feelings, identify goals, and develop strategies for coping with difficult emotions and circumstances. I believe that the awareness and insight that can be developed through therapy allows people to be better connected to themselves, more engaged in their relationships, and more present in the world around them. I take an active role in therapy sessions and work with my clients in ways that challenge them to achieve their personal goals.
(917) 382-5314 View (917) 382-5314
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NuSeasons Marriage and Family Therapy, PC
Marriage & Family Therapist, DMH(c), LMFT, ICADC, CASAC-2
Verified Verified
Brooklyn, NY 11221  (Online Only)
James is a St. Joseph's University graduate with a Bachelor of Science in Community Health and Human Services, majoring in Counseling and Alcoholism and Addiction Counseling; Mercy University, Master of Science in Psychology, Master of Science from Iona University, Marriage and Family Therapy. Candidate for DMH, in Medical Health and Humanities, Drew University. Intl. Certified Alcoholism and Drug Counselor (ICADC), and Credential Alcoholism Substance Abuse Counselor (CASAC) from the New York State Office of Alcohol and Substance Abuse Services; Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, Individual and Group Psychotherapist.
James is a St. Joseph's University graduate with a Bachelor of Science in Community Health and Human Services, majoring in Counseling and Alcoholism and Addiction Counseling; Mercy University, Master of Science in Psychology, Master of Science from Iona University, Marriage and Family Therapy. Candidate for DMH, in Medical Health and Humanities, Drew University. Intl. Certified Alcoholism and Drug Counselor (ICADC), and Credential Alcoholism Substance Abuse Counselor (CASAC) from the New York State Office of Alcohol and Substance Abuse Services; Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, Individual and Group Psychotherapist.
(718) 557-9464 View (718) 557-9464
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Matthew Morse
Counselor, LMHC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Brooklyn, NY 11231  (Online Only)
If you’re ready to take the steps to heal from Anxiety, Addiction or work through a major Life Transition and don’t want to do it alone, I can help you.
Do you suffer from runaway anxiety and stress? Perhaps you feel too "on edge" or irritable and physically tense? If so, you also probably don't sleep well at night. Maybe in order to function, you've also developed an unhealthy relationship with alcohol, weed, or another substance and would like to learn to enjoy your drug(s) of choice in a measured and less harmful manner? Maybe you're struggling with a major life transition, such as starting a new career, a serious medical diagnosis, a divorce or the death of a loved one? Life can be wildly unfair, and sometimes the piling on of stressors can be overwhelming.
If you’re ready to take the steps to heal from Anxiety, Addiction or work through a major Life Transition and don’t want to do it alone, I can help you.
Do you suffer from runaway anxiety and stress? Perhaps you feel too "on edge" or irritable and physically tense? If so, you also probably don't sleep well at night. Maybe in order to function, you've also developed an unhealthy relationship with alcohol, weed, or another substance and would like to learn to enjoy your drug(s) of choice in a measured and less harmful manner? Maybe you're struggling with a major life transition, such as starting a new career, a serious medical diagnosis, a divorce or the death of a loved one? Life can be wildly unfair, and sometimes the piling on of stressors can be overwhelming.
(347) 647-6983 View (347) 647-6983
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Thrive Wellness Center
PhD, LCSW
Verified Verified
Brooklyn, NY 11230
Thrive Wellness Center's aim is to meet the client where they are "at". Our well trained, experienced, and caring staff approach each client with respect and attempt to assist them improve their quality of life. Our clinicians are trained in a variety of therapeutic techniques, including CBT, DBT,and EMDR. We pride ourselves in striving to develop a strong therapeutic alliance with our clients which in turn allows the therapy to be most effective. Our focus, is client centered and we want to provide our clients an environment that is safe , strengthening and comfortable, Our therapists work with individuals, couples, and families many with addiction , anxiety and marital issues. Groups sessions are conducted based on the evolving needs of our clients. Let Thrive Wellness Center help you achieve balance, find meaning and bring out the best in your life .
Thrive Wellness Center's aim is to meet the client where they are "at". Our well trained, experienced, and caring staff approach each client with respect and attempt to assist them improve their quality of life. Our clinicians are trained in a variety of therapeutic techniques, including CBT, DBT,and EMDR. We pride ourselves in striving to develop a strong therapeutic alliance with our clients which in turn allows the therapy to be most effective. Our focus, is client centered and we want to provide our clients an environment that is safe , strengthening and comfortable, Our therapists work with individuals, couples, and families many with addiction , anxiety and marital issues. Groups sessions are conducted based on the evolving needs of our clients. Let Thrive Wellness Center help you achieve balance, find meaning and bring out the best in your life .
(929) 209-5641 View (929) 209-5641
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Jeffrey Zeth
LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Brooklyn, NY 11209  (Online Only)
Do you feel lost and struggling to find a sense of direction in life? Are you in addiction recovery and need help to stay on track? Have your relationships been suffering and lacking the connection that you want? Any of these issues can be difficult to navigate especially without someone in your corner. Together we can work with whatever challenges you are facing and find grace, healing, and resolve.
Do you feel lost and struggling to find a sense of direction in life? Are you in addiction recovery and need help to stay on track? Have your relationships been suffering and lacking the connection that you want? Any of these issues can be difficult to navigate especially without someone in your corner. Together we can work with whatever challenges you are facing and find grace, healing, and resolve.
(718) 568-5751 View (718) 568-5751
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Jocelyn Fraum
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
Brooklyn, NY 11238  (Online Only)
I specialize in drug and alcohol abuse, with 10+ years providing individual and group therapy for people trying to reduce, moderate or stop their substance use.
Change is possible. You CAN feel better. You may be skeptical that what you're struggling with can be helped, blaming and judging yourself instead. You may be frustrated by many attempts to make things better without helping. A part of you may want to avoid looking at what is happening straight on for fear it could make things worse. These fears are normal. With kindness, curiosity, and a helpful framework, we can address these concerns while also allowing you to get the help you need.
I specialize in drug and alcohol abuse, with 10+ years providing individual and group therapy for people trying to reduce, moderate or stop their substance use.
Change is possible. You CAN feel better. You may be skeptical that what you're struggling with can be helped, blaming and judging yourself instead. You may be frustrated by many attempts to make things better without helping. A part of you may want to avoid looking at what is happening straight on for fear it could make things worse. These fears are normal. With kindness, curiosity, and a helpful framework, we can address these concerns while also allowing you to get the help you need.
(718) 682-7983 View (718) 682-7983
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John R. McAteer
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-R
Verified Verified
Brooklyn, NY 11201  (Online Only)
I enjoy working with a large spectrum of clients. From the intellectual client to the client who is emotionally aware, to the client who may have once been resistant to seeking treatment but is willing to explore it now. I have successfully worked with clients who struggle with depression, anxiety, trauma, ADHD, addiction, and relationship issues. Motivation to succeed and interest in change is my ideally compatible client.
I enjoy working with a large spectrum of clients. From the intellectual client to the client who is emotionally aware, to the client who may have once been resistant to seeking treatment but is willing to explore it now. I have successfully worked with clients who struggle with depression, anxiety, trauma, ADHD, addiction, and relationship issues. Motivation to succeed and interest in change is my ideally compatible client.
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Shlomo Moskovits
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, LCADC, CSAT
Verified Verified
Brooklyn, NY 11230
If you are struggling with anxiety, depression, addiction, unresolved trauma or marital issues and can't seem to get out of your negative thinking and behavior patterns you deserve to get the help you need.
If you are struggling with anxiety, depression, addiction, unresolved trauma or marital issues and can't seem to get out of your negative thinking and behavior patterns you deserve to get the help you need.
(929) 203-9277 View (929) 203-9277
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Luis Illades
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW, CASAC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Brooklyn, NY 11211  (Online Only)
My personal experience as a Latin American queer person with my own story of addiction and recovery informs my work.
Are you wanting to make some changes but struggling to release old behavior patterns or relationships? Do you find yourself returning to familiar but detrimental ways of dealing with love, sex, or friendship? Do you struggle with self-doubt, comparing yourself to others and yearning for more meaning in life? Through thoughtful exploration and awareness building, we will help you to explore new ways of understanding your beliefs, fears, and relational patterns. My clients find that through therapy they are able to better understand themselves and also better able to be understood by others. www.humanconditionconsulting.com
My personal experience as a Latin American queer person with my own story of addiction and recovery informs my work.
Are you wanting to make some changes but struggling to release old behavior patterns or relationships? Do you find yourself returning to familiar but detrimental ways of dealing with love, sex, or friendship? Do you struggle with self-doubt, comparing yourself to others and yearning for more meaning in life? Through thoughtful exploration and awareness building, we will help you to explore new ways of understanding your beliefs, fears, and relational patterns. My clients find that through therapy they are able to better understand themselves and also better able to be understood by others. www.humanconditionconsulting.com
(347) 696-9926 View (347) 696-9926
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Jami Rothenberg
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Brooklyn, NY 11242
Waitlist for new clients
For more than 10 years I provided and supervised the delivery of relapse prevention and motivational enhancement therapies to substance abusers at Columbia University Medical Center.
Beginning therapy, although challenging, can be a real opportunity to better understand yourself and your choices. and ultimately improve your overall quality of life. By exploring our feelings, thoughts, and repeating patterns more closely, one gains insight and can be more mindful and mobilized to change. I am a clinical psychologist who is dedicated to working with adults, both individuals and couples, and committed to better understanding and challenging that which is getting in the way of more meaningful relationships with yourself and others.
For more than 10 years I provided and supervised the delivery of relapse prevention and motivational enhancement therapies to substance abusers at Columbia University Medical Center.
Beginning therapy, although challenging, can be a real opportunity to better understand yourself and your choices. and ultimately improve your overall quality of life. By exploring our feelings, thoughts, and repeating patterns more closely, one gains insight and can be more mindful and mobilized to change. I am a clinical psychologist who is dedicated to working with adults, both individuals and couples, and committed to better understanding and challenging that which is getting in the way of more meaningful relationships with yourself and others.
(646) 374-3620 View (646) 374-3620
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Marni Low
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, CASAC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Brooklyn, NY 11216
I am a NYS Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and a Certified Alcohol and Substance Abuse Counselor with over 13 years experience providing comprehensive mental health and substance abuse services to individuals and families.
By creating a warm and supportive therapeutic relationship, I work with my clients in a non-judgmental, creative and collaborative environment that fosters the opportunity to create change. I utilize a variety of therapeutic approaches to assist you in working through the narrative that has brought you to therapy. This can include, current and past life experiences, relationship concerns, feelings of ambiguity, 'stuckness', symptoms of Depression and Anxiety. Together, we will work to create better awareness of yourself and create happier and healthier lives.
I am a NYS Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and a Certified Alcohol and Substance Abuse Counselor with over 13 years experience providing comprehensive mental health and substance abuse services to individuals and families.
By creating a warm and supportive therapeutic relationship, I work with my clients in a non-judgmental, creative and collaborative environment that fosters the opportunity to create change. I utilize a variety of therapeutic approaches to assist you in working through the narrative that has brought you to therapy. This can include, current and past life experiences, relationship concerns, feelings of ambiguity, 'stuckness', symptoms of Depression and Anxiety. Together, we will work to create better awareness of yourself and create happier and healthier lives.
(917) 809-6324 View (917) 809-6324
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Rachel Schwartz
Creative Arts Therapist, LCAT, MT-BC, CASAC, AVPT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Brooklyn, NY 11211
Identifying and expressing your emotional experience can be difficult. As a Creative Arts Therapist, Music Therapist, and Credentialed Alcohol and Substance Abuse Counselor, I offer talk therapy with the option of using creative arts tools to assist you in your process. I work from a supportive and psychodynamic approach, letting the client's needs be the guide. I have 15 years experience with 13 years working in inpatient psychiatry, providing therapy for people in acute mental health crises and 2 years managing the therapy team on 5 units. Together we can work towards your goals as you gain a deeper understanding of yourself.
Identifying and expressing your emotional experience can be difficult. As a Creative Arts Therapist, Music Therapist, and Credentialed Alcohol and Substance Abuse Counselor, I offer talk therapy with the option of using creative arts tools to assist you in your process. I work from a supportive and psychodynamic approach, letting the client's needs be the guide. I have 15 years experience with 13 years working in inpatient psychiatry, providing therapy for people in acute mental health crises and 2 years managing the therapy team on 5 units. Together we can work towards your goals as you gain a deeper understanding of yourself.
(516) 629-5607 View (516) 629-5607
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Blima M Weinbaum
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW
Verified Verified
Brooklyn, NY 11218
I have trained and specialize in several modalities such as CBT, Family Therapy, Group Therapy in addition to treatment for substance and alcohol use disorders and process addictions. I provide ongoing assessment, diagnosis, psychotherapy and treatment planning to a socio-culturally diverse adult and adolescent population diagnosed with a full-spectrum of psychiatric disorders including bipolar disorder, major depressive disorder, anxiety-related disorders, substance abuse and dependence, PTSD, ADHD, Trauma related issues and Family and relationship issues amongst others.
I have trained and specialize in several modalities such as CBT, Family Therapy, Group Therapy in addition to treatment for substance and alcohol use disorders and process addictions. I provide ongoing assessment, diagnosis, psychotherapy and treatment planning to a socio-culturally diverse adult and adolescent population diagnosed with a full-spectrum of psychiatric disorders including bipolar disorder, major depressive disorder, anxiety-related disorders, substance abuse and dependence, PTSD, ADHD, Trauma related issues and Family and relationship issues amongst others.
(646) 455-3315 View (646) 455-3315
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Johanna Buchignani
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, MA
Verified Verified
Brooklyn, NY 11237  (Online Only)
I also specialize in addiction and recovery.
I do intimate work with individuals, families, and couples from very diverse walks of life. I utilize a relational approach to join with you in a collaborative way: together we will define your concerns, formulate your goals, and develop an individualized plan to support your own empowerment to grow, heal, and become your best self. I am committed to curating an experience for you that is compassionate, mindful, challenging and healing. I keep the communication pathways open at all times to ensure we have a safe space for transparency & readjustments. I am LGBTQIA+, social justice-oriented, anti-oppression and anti-racism. Free PAL.
I also specialize in addiction and recovery.
I do intimate work with individuals, families, and couples from very diverse walks of life. I utilize a relational approach to join with you in a collaborative way: together we will define your concerns, formulate your goals, and develop an individualized plan to support your own empowerment to grow, heal, and become your best self. I am committed to curating an experience for you that is compassionate, mindful, challenging and healing. I keep the communication pathways open at all times to ensure we have a safe space for transparency & readjustments. I am LGBTQIA+, social justice-oriented, anti-oppression and anti-racism. Free PAL.
(347) 983-2438 View (347) 983-2438
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Hanna Derrig
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Brooklyn, NY 11216  (Online Only)
I am a licensed therapist and social worker who specializes in anxiety, substance use and relationships.
I believe there are many portals for healing. I like to approach therapy from a trauma-based, strength-based, and evidence-based lens. I work with individuals and couples who are seeking self-trust, confidence, and learning how to reduce self blame. Together, I can help provide a felt sense of safety within oneself. I allow emotions to be held, while conflicts are navigated. Restoring the mind, body, and spirit allows restoring for wholeness, ability, and a beautiful capacity for living. You are the expert in your own life, and I help you navigate the challenges, joy, and healing.
I am a licensed therapist and social worker who specializes in anxiety, substance use and relationships.
I believe there are many portals for healing. I like to approach therapy from a trauma-based, strength-based, and evidence-based lens. I work with individuals and couples who are seeking self-trust, confidence, and learning how to reduce self blame. Together, I can help provide a felt sense of safety within oneself. I allow emotions to be held, while conflicts are navigated. Restoring the mind, body, and spirit allows restoring for wholeness, ability, and a beautiful capacity for living. You are the expert in your own life, and I help you navigate the challenges, joy, and healing.
(718) 866-4372 View (718) 866-4372
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Carly J Gutierrez
Counselor, LMHC, CASAC
Verified Verified
Brooklyn, NY 11201  (Online Only)
I am a resilience-informed psychotherapist who specializes in addiction, anxiety, depression, self-growth, and trauma. My approach is authentic, warm, supportive and person-centered. I adapt my knowledge and expertise to offer an individualized therapeutic experience. I work alongside clients on their healing journeys with a compassionate and non-pathologizing approach. I am deeply invested in helping clients attain their goals and lead meaningful lives.
I am a resilience-informed psychotherapist who specializes in addiction, anxiety, depression, self-growth, and trauma. My approach is authentic, warm, supportive and person-centered. I adapt my knowledge and expertise to offer an individualized therapeutic experience. I work alongside clients on their healing journeys with a compassionate and non-pathologizing approach. I am deeply invested in helping clients attain their goals and lead meaningful lives.
(631) 540-1365 View (631) 540-1365
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Sarah Chipps
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Brooklyn, NY 11211
Specializing in the treatment of eating disorders, substance abuse, and trauma, I am also a regular presenter at conferences on topics such as diversity issues in the treatment of eating disorders, the client/therapist relationship, and the treatment of co-occurring eating disorder and substance abuse diagnoses.
Using authentic connection and skillful therapeutic strategy, I work with my clients to establish a safe environment for exploring the path that led to therapy. With direct and honest feedback I can help you build the awareness necessary to move toward a more fulfilling life, and learn the skills you'll need to take on, and find meaning in, inevitable challenges. Because each person carries a unique history and specific challenges, I am trained in a number of psychological theories including psychodynamic therapy, EMDR, DBT, ACT, Somatic Experiencing ®, and CPT.
Specializing in the treatment of eating disorders, substance abuse, and trauma, I am also a regular presenter at conferences on topics such as diversity issues in the treatment of eating disorders, the client/therapist relationship, and the treatment of co-occurring eating disorder and substance abuse diagnoses.
Using authentic connection and skillful therapeutic strategy, I work with my clients to establish a safe environment for exploring the path that led to therapy. With direct and honest feedback I can help you build the awareness necessary to move toward a more fulfilling life, and learn the skills you'll need to take on, and find meaning in, inevitable challenges. Because each person carries a unique history and specific challenges, I am trained in a number of psychological theories including psychodynamic therapy, EMDR, DBT, ACT, Somatic Experiencing ®, and CPT.
(347) 218-9656 View (347) 218-9656
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Skye Hillier
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Brooklyn, NY 11211  (Online Only)
I've worked in a variety of aspects of the field including addiction, prison re-entry, domestic violence, mental health, and crisis intervention.
Hi, my name is Skye, I'm an LCSW practicing in New York and I've been in the field for around 6 years collectively. I believe that therapy is a helpful tool for many, but beginning the search for a therapist takes effort and strength. When it comes to my work with clients, my approach is largely intuitive and collaborative. I like to leave space for both joy and difficult emotions. The human experience can be extremely tough to navigate, and showing up authentically to support this process as therapist is important to me. I'm eager to learn about you and integrate approaches and evidenced-based tools that might fit your needs best.
I've worked in a variety of aspects of the field including addiction, prison re-entry, domestic violence, mental health, and crisis intervention.
Hi, my name is Skye, I'm an LCSW practicing in New York and I've been in the field for around 6 years collectively. I believe that therapy is a helpful tool for many, but beginning the search for a therapist takes effort and strength. When it comes to my work with clients, my approach is largely intuitive and collaborative. I like to leave space for both joy and difficult emotions. The human experience can be extremely tough to navigate, and showing up authentically to support this process as therapist is important to me. I'm eager to learn about you and integrate approaches and evidenced-based tools that might fit your needs best.
(347) 647-9136 View (347) 647-9136
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Rachele O'Hare
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Brooklyn, NY 11211
I have experience providing individual and group therapy to clients with a wide range of presenting problems, including mood disorders, anxiety, eating disorders, substance use, and histories of trauma.
Life constantly presents us with challenges, choices, and surprises. Meeting life's challenges alone can lead to loneliness, isolation and depression. No one should have to meet their emotional pain alone. Using compassion and acceptance, I work with my clients to foster deeper connections to their intuitive selves, and more authentic relationships. My goal is for you to feel empowered to take values based actions and to develop closeness with yourself and others.
I have experience providing individual and group therapy to clients with a wide range of presenting problems, including mood disorders, anxiety, eating disorders, substance use, and histories of trauma.
Life constantly presents us with challenges, choices, and surprises. Meeting life's challenges alone can lead to loneliness, isolation and depression. No one should have to meet their emotional pain alone. Using compassion and acceptance, I work with my clients to foster deeper connections to their intuitive selves, and more authentic relationships. My goal is for you to feel empowered to take values based actions and to develop closeness with yourself and others.
(929) 345-1932 View (929) 345-1932
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Katarzyna Fiorita
Counselor, LMHC, CASAC 2, EMDR 3, FOT, ICADC
Verified Verified
Brooklyn, NY 11211
I have over 17 years experience working in varied outpatient addiction and mental health settings with individuals, groups and families.
Welcome. You might have a difficult moment in your life. Whatever your issues, needs and goals are -therapy is a wonderful experience being with someone who can hold space for you. There are many life areas where therapy could be helpful. In my practice, we work collaboratively to create a safe space, learn how to slow down, listen to your body, listen to ourselves, develop fresh language which can describe our process, and access inner wisdom. We develop a therapeutic relationship which will support our process with gaining clarity, relief, balance, and reconnecting with all parts of us which are suffering.
I have over 17 years experience working in varied outpatient addiction and mental health settings with individuals, groups and families.
Welcome. You might have a difficult moment in your life. Whatever your issues, needs and goals are -therapy is a wonderful experience being with someone who can hold space for you. There are many life areas where therapy could be helpful. In my practice, we work collaboratively to create a safe space, learn how to slow down, listen to your body, listen to ourselves, develop fresh language which can describe our process, and access inner wisdom. We develop a therapeutic relationship which will support our process with gaining clarity, relief, balance, and reconnecting with all parts of us which are suffering.
(646) 681-5598 View (646) 681-5598

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.