Substance Use Therapists in Sunnyside, NY

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Xiomara Borja
Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Verified Verified
Sunnyside, NY 11104  (Online Only)
Hi! my name is Xiomara Borja. I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker based out of Queens, NY with over 7 years of experience providing direct clinical services to adults, adolescents and children with mental health and substance use challenges. If you are seeking a psychotherapist, I imagine you or a love one are wanting to find a space to work on improving mood, manage daily life stressors, adjust to major life transitions or process traumas. You can expect a safe and welcoming space where together we can identify and address the stressors impacting your life and build on your natural coping mechanisms to meet your desired goals.
Hi! my name is Xiomara Borja. I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker based out of Queens, NY with over 7 years of experience providing direct clinical services to adults, adolescents and children with mental health and substance use challenges. If you are seeking a psychotherapist, I imagine you or a love one are wanting to find a space to work on improving mood, manage daily life stressors, adjust to major life transitions or process traumas. You can expect a safe and welcoming space where together we can identify and address the stressors impacting your life and build on your natural coping mechanisms to meet your desired goals.
(929) 545-6051 View (929) 545-6051
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Abbie Loveland Tuller
Counselor, PhD, LMHC, LPCC
Verified Verified
Sunnyside, NY 11104
The greatest discovery I have made in life is to embrace the unexpected, to crave the twists and turns as much as the great joys of life, and to lead with curiosity. Life can often feel scary, and we may face challenges that leave us feeling like there is nowhere to turn. If you find yourself feeling this way, you are not alone. Whether you are dealing with feelings of great sadness, anxiousness that feels uncontrollable, or struggling to move past an event in your life you have turned to the right place. Seeking therapy can lead to a greater understanding of yourself, the world around you, and the person you want to be.
The greatest discovery I have made in life is to embrace the unexpected, to crave the twists and turns as much as the great joys of life, and to lead with curiosity. Life can often feel scary, and we may face challenges that leave us feeling like there is nowhere to turn. If you find yourself feeling this way, you are not alone. Whether you are dealing with feelings of great sadness, anxiousness that feels uncontrollable, or struggling to move past an event in your life you have turned to the right place. Seeking therapy can lead to a greater understanding of yourself, the world around you, and the person you want to be.
(917) 512-5866 View (917) 512-5866
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Neal Santacruz
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, r
Verified Verified
Sunnyside, NY 11104
You are unique. Using a client-centered approach, I work with your individual needs and focus for therapy. Sometimes a person may seek change in their lives or want to process their unresolved experiences and understand themselves better. Whether you are sad about the past or worried about the future, I am well versed in multiple therapeutic modalities to be able to help.
You are unique. Using a client-centered approach, I work with your individual needs and focus for therapy. Sometimes a person may seek change in their lives or want to process their unresolved experiences and understand themselves better. Whether you are sad about the past or worried about the future, I am well versed in multiple therapeutic modalities to be able to help.
(917) 765-0047 View (917) 765-0047
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Anne T. Rufrano
Counselor, LMHC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Sunnyside, NY 11104
You must be exhausted from life's many challenges and confusion about the state of your life. I am available to help you navigate and bring meaning to your life by listening and validating your feelings as well as providing compassion and support to do the hard work necessary for wellness. Each day is a new present, but traumas from our family origins may prevent us from moving forward. I will work patiently with you to set goals in therapy and work through loss and trauma.
You must be exhausted from life's many challenges and confusion about the state of your life. I am available to help you navigate and bring meaning to your life by listening and validating your feelings as well as providing compassion and support to do the hard work necessary for wellness. Each day is a new present, but traumas from our family origins may prevent us from moving forward. I will work patiently with you to set goals in therapy and work through loss and trauma.
(917) 809-5641 View (917) 809-5641
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Biannis Arias
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, Biannis, Arias, LMSW
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Sunnyside, NY 11104  (Online Only)
Hey, I’m Biannis Arias. A Licensed Master of Social Work, based in New York City. Seeking help is a unique strength. Millions of people work with therapists to become better versions of themselves. I’ve worked with men, women, and children of all ages, races, and backgrounds. Everybody’s goals are different, but 1 thing is true: we want to improve. My approach is open, honest, and direct to help you make sense out of life’s challenges. As a WOC, I experience many of the same situations you may. I’m a culturally attuned advocate for well-being and personal accountability.
Hey, I’m Biannis Arias. A Licensed Master of Social Work, based in New York City. Seeking help is a unique strength. Millions of people work with therapists to become better versions of themselves. I’ve worked with men, women, and children of all ages, races, and backgrounds. Everybody’s goals are different, but 1 thing is true: we want to improve. My approach is open, honest, and direct to help you make sense out of life’s challenges. As a WOC, I experience many of the same situations you may. I’m a culturally attuned advocate for well-being and personal accountability.
(347) 673-0415 View (347) 673-0415
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Brad Vien
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MDiv, LCSW
Verified Verified
Sunnyside, NY 11104  (Online Only)
Feeling depressed? Struggling with anxiety? Having relationship problems? Feeling bad about yourself, like you don’t measure up or that you’re not good enough? Not even sure what’s wrong, but just feel like something is “off”? I can help. I specialize in providing evidence-based psychotherapy for depression, anxiety, relationship issues, low self-esteem, and trauma. My therapy style is warm and empathic while also being active and engaged. I strive to create a safe and non-judgmental environment in which you can feel heard and understood while working through your therapy at a pace that is comfortable for you.
Feeling depressed? Struggling with anxiety? Having relationship problems? Feeling bad about yourself, like you don’t measure up or that you’re not good enough? Not even sure what’s wrong, but just feel like something is “off”? I can help. I specialize in providing evidence-based psychotherapy for depression, anxiety, relationship issues, low self-esteem, and trauma. My therapy style is warm and empathic while also being active and engaged. I strive to create a safe and non-judgmental environment in which you can feel heard and understood while working through your therapy at a pace that is comfortable for you.
(332) 263-4077 View (332) 263-4077
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Tara Rigatti
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, CASAC-T, <!-- Pr
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Sunnyside, NY 11104  (Online Only)
In all of my years of working with people- humans- this is what I've learned. We are ALL unique! And many of us tend to feel that our struggles, along with how we handle ourselves, is what defines us- and that's not true! We can only do what we can with what we've got!- with: what we've seen and learned, what we've been conditioned to do, our ability to emotionally self-regulate or not, opportunities presented to us, supports we have, our level of resilience, survival techniques we may or may not have, what we are capable of doing and achieving, etc! No matter what has happened in your life up until now, you have survived!
In all of my years of working with people- humans- this is what I've learned. We are ALL unique! And many of us tend to feel that our struggles, along with how we handle ourselves, is what defines us- and that's not true! We can only do what we can with what we've got!- with: what we've seen and learned, what we've been conditioned to do, our ability to emotionally self-regulate or not, opportunities presented to us, supports we have, our level of resilience, survival techniques we may or may not have, what we are capable of doing and achieving, etc! No matter what has happened in your life up until now, you have survived!
(347) 427-5477 View (347) 427-5477
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Jean Carlos Osorio Lcsw-Cdbt
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, CDBT
Verified Verified
5 Endorsed
Sunnyside, NY 11104
HABLO ESPANOL. In complaince with NYS safety guidelines, sessions are avaliable TELEHEALTH and/or face to face (safety meassures in place). I am Hispanic-Pronouns (He/His/Him) Male Social Worker with over 12 years of experienced and specialize in trauma/abuse, unresolved childhood issues, LGBTQI-gender concerns and PTSD. My approach is based on a combination of theories from unresolved childhood traumas (psycho-dymanic) to "here and now" approach; Client-center approach and empowered clients to make their own desicions in life. I utilize humor and strength perspective to creat client autonomy.
HABLO ESPANOL. In complaince with NYS safety guidelines, sessions are avaliable TELEHEALTH and/or face to face (safety meassures in place). I am Hispanic-Pronouns (He/His/Him) Male Social Worker with over 12 years of experienced and specialize in trauma/abuse, unresolved childhood issues, LGBTQI-gender concerns and PTSD. My approach is based on a combination of theories from unresolved childhood traumas (psycho-dymanic) to "here and now" approach; Client-center approach and empowered clients to make their own desicions in life. I utilize humor and strength perspective to creat client autonomy.
(347) 934-8209 View (347) 934-8209
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Elaine Abramovich
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Sunnyside, NY 11104
As a psychotherapist and healer for many years it has been my privilege to offer and provide help and comfort to people in distress. Experience has taught me that we all struggle to recover from the pains of the past, deal with the challenges of the present and the insecurities of the future, in our efforts to live the best lives that we can. This often seems very difficult if not impossible to accomplish alone. A strong and nurturing therapeutic relationship is a powerful and stable foundation for dealing with these challenges to our well-being, especially in these very troubling and uncertain times.
As a psychotherapist and healer for many years it has been my privilege to offer and provide help and comfort to people in distress. Experience has taught me that we all struggle to recover from the pains of the past, deal with the challenges of the present and the insecurities of the future, in our efforts to live the best lives that we can. This often seems very difficult if not impossible to accomplish alone. A strong and nurturing therapeutic relationship is a powerful and stable foundation for dealing with these challenges to our well-being, especially in these very troubling and uncertain times.
(516) 701-3271 View (516) 701-3271
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Angel Caula
Mental Health Counselor, LMHC
Verified Verified
Sunnyside, NY 11104  (Online Only)
I am an eclectic in many ways and sort of Jungian which gives therapy a spiritual dimension. I am not Freudian but hold his approach with respect. Over the years, I gained much experience with various types of populations: cancer and AIDS patients, substance abuse clients, personality disorders clients, to someone with anxiety and low mood concerns. I worked with young adults and older clients, together finding a good match for each one. I plan on seeing clients on weekend
I am an eclectic in many ways and sort of Jungian which gives therapy a spiritual dimension. I am not Freudian but hold his approach with respect. Over the years, I gained much experience with various types of populations: cancer and AIDS patients, substance abuse clients, personality disorders clients, to someone with anxiety and low mood concerns. I worked with young adults and older clients, together finding a good match for each one. I plan on seeing clients on weekend
(347) 434-0395 View (347) 434-0395
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Minds Together, LCSW PC
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-R, CDBT, SIFI
Verified Verified
Sunnyside, NY 11104
Minds Together, LCSW.PC. is a private group practice. Our mission is to improve our community one individual at a time through our culturally diverse and motivated clinicians with the hope that every person seeking treatment with us feels safe, empowered and most important treated as an individual and not as a patient. Minds Together, LCSW. P.C. offers a range of unique services in a safe and nonjudgmental setting for any one seeking therapy where their privacy and comfort is our number one priority. Locations: Astoria, Jackson Heights, and Forest Hills.
Minds Together, LCSW.PC. is a private group practice. Our mission is to improve our community one individual at a time through our culturally diverse and motivated clinicians with the hope that every person seeking treatment with us feels safe, empowered and most important treated as an individual and not as a patient. Minds Together, LCSW. P.C. offers a range of unique services in a safe and nonjudgmental setting for any one seeking therapy where their privacy and comfort is our number one priority. Locations: Astoria, Jackson Heights, and Forest Hills.
(929) 205-5342 View (929) 205-5342
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Minds Together, LCSWs.PC
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, CDBT, SIFI
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Sunnyside, NY 11104
SE HABLA ESPAÑOL. DUE TO COVID19, SESSIONS ARE VIA TELEHEALTH. OFFICE VISITS WITH SAFETY PROTOCOLS (NYS GUIDELINES). Minds Together, LCSW.PC. provides a safe and unique setting dedicated in improving one's mental and emotional health through our professional and compassionate staff. Our mission is to improve our community one individual at a time through our culturally diverse and motivated clinicians with the hope that every person seeking treatment with us feels safe, empowered and most important treated as an individual and not as a patient.
SE HABLA ESPAÑOL. DUE TO COVID19, SESSIONS ARE VIA TELEHEALTH. OFFICE VISITS WITH SAFETY PROTOCOLS (NYS GUIDELINES). Minds Together, LCSW.PC. provides a safe and unique setting dedicated in improving one's mental and emotional health through our professional and compassionate staff. Our mission is to improve our community one individual at a time through our culturally diverse and motivated clinicians with the hope that every person seeking treatment with us feels safe, empowered and most important treated as an individual and not as a patient.
(917) 383-0308 View (917) 383-0308
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Naziat Hassan-Ahmed
Counselor, LMHC, NCC
Verified Verified
Sunnyside, NY 11104  (Online Only)
Not accepting new clients
Life can throw many curve balls in a spur of a moment. However, you do not have to be alone in dealing with the psychological and emotional impact of these unpredictable and chaotic situations. You can acquire effective cognitive, emotional, and resilient strategies to overcome any stressor. You can place your trust and confidence in someone who is non-judgmental, empathetic, and patient in walking with you in this process.
Life can throw many curve balls in a spur of a moment. However, you do not have to be alone in dealing with the psychological and emotional impact of these unpredictable and chaotic situations. You can acquire effective cognitive, emotional, and resilient strategies to overcome any stressor. You can place your trust and confidence in someone who is non-judgmental, empathetic, and patient in walking with you in this process.
(718) 301-5135 View (718) 301-5135

More Therapists Nearby

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Lucy Pecorella
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Ridgewood, NY 11385  (Online Only)
I have worked in a variety of modalities and sectors of the field. I have experience with all age groups in the areas of homelessness, hospital setting, substance use, mental health, school settings, domestic violence, bereavement, family, and individual counseling.
I have worked in a variety of modalities and sectors of the field. I have experience with all age groups in the areas of homelessness, hospital setting, substance use, mental health, school settings, domestic violence, bereavement, family, and individual counseling.
(347) 983-6447 View (347) 983-6447
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Constance Rocklein
CARC
Verified Verified
Long Island City, NY 11104  (Online Only)
I work with those alcohol drinkers who are thinking about getting sober, and those with substance use disorders who are thinking about quitting.
I work with those alcohol drinkers who are thinking about getting sober, and those with substance use disorders who are thinking about quitting.
(332) 529-5584 View (332) 529-5584
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Jeff Schill
Counselor, LMHC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
New York, NY 10017  (Online Only)
I have worked with individuals suffering from depression, trauma, substance use and other addictions, anxiety, adjustment issues, grief & loss, sexual abuse, and LGBTQ issues.
As a licensed mental health counselor, my approach is warm, friendly, and client-centered. I believe that the relationship between the client and the therapist is the most important part of the therapeutic journey. I pride myself on being able to get a good sense of my clients and who they are individually in order to develop a strong therapeutic alliance. I am empathic and validating, but I am also skilled in challenging unhelpful thought patterns and behaviors that may be getting in the way of living one's best life.
I have worked with individuals suffering from depression, trauma, substance use and other addictions, anxiety, adjustment issues, grief & loss, sexual abuse, and LGBTQ issues.
As a licensed mental health counselor, my approach is warm, friendly, and client-centered. I believe that the relationship between the client and the therapist is the most important part of the therapeutic journey. I pride myself on being able to get a good sense of my clients and who they are individually in order to develop a strong therapeutic alliance. I am empathic and validating, but I am also skilled in challenging unhelpful thought patterns and behaviors that may be getting in the way of living one's best life.
(646) 450-3064 View (646) 450-3064
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Judith Sason
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Brooklyn, NY 11211  (Online Only)
I have experience working with clients that struggle with chronic illness, loss, substance use, work and daily life stressors, relationship issues and family conflict.
As a licensed clinical therapist for over 5 years, my goal is to assist my clients in obtaining insight into their daily functioning in order to live a healthy meaningful life. Using evidence-based practices such as Cognitive Behavior Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Grief Counseling, Trauma Informed Care, and Supportive Counseling, I empower my clients to develop healthy coping techniques and skills to manage their mental health.
I have experience working with clients that struggle with chronic illness, loss, substance use, work and daily life stressors, relationship issues and family conflict.
As a licensed clinical therapist for over 5 years, my goal is to assist my clients in obtaining insight into their daily functioning in order to live a healthy meaningful life. Using evidence-based practices such as Cognitive Behavior Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Grief Counseling, Trauma Informed Care, and Supportive Counseling, I empower my clients to develop healthy coping techniques and skills to manage their mental health.
(646) 759-9704 View (646) 759-9704
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Laura Guber
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-R
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Brooklyn, NY 11211
I am an experienced psychotherapist who specializes in treating adolescents & adults with anxiety, depression, anger issues, substance use disorders, trauma, relationship issues, & other life/work challenges. I offer a safe environment where clients can express themselves openly & feel supported. My clients describe me as caring, insightful, & well-attuned therapist who is committed to the therapeutic relationship. I hold an unshakable belief in a person’s ability to heal, change, & grow. My therapeutic approach is rooted in empowering & helping clients develop a deeper understanding of themselves & their relationships.
I am an experienced psychotherapist who specializes in treating adolescents & adults with anxiety, depression, anger issues, substance use disorders, trauma, relationship issues, & other life/work challenges. I offer a safe environment where clients can express themselves openly & feel supported. My clients describe me as caring, insightful, & well-attuned therapist who is committed to the therapeutic relationship. I hold an unshakable belief in a person’s ability to heal, change, & grow. My therapeutic approach is rooted in empowering & helping clients develop a deeper understanding of themselves & their relationships.
(347) 435-2819 View (347) 435-2819
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Christina Jeffrey
Counselor, MA, EdS, LMHC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
New York, NY 10017
Christina has a long history of working with clients with issues related to substance use concerns, anxiety disorders, and trauma.
Christina utitlizes a combination of Cognitive Theory, Attachment Theory, and Feminist theory to address the whole person, and better understand the systems they inhabit. Employing humor, frankness, and compassion she provides a safe, nonjudgmental place for clients to come and do the work to meet their desired outcomes.
Christina has a long history of working with clients with issues related to substance use concerns, anxiety disorders, and trauma.
Christina utitlizes a combination of Cognitive Theory, Attachment Theory, and Feminist theory to address the whole person, and better understand the systems they inhabit. Employing humor, frankness, and compassion she provides a safe, nonjudgmental place for clients to come and do the work to meet their desired outcomes.
(913) 871-9542 View (913) 871-9542
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Joseph Stephen Ruggiero
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
New York, NY 10021
New group: I am currently forming a new group for gay and bisexual men who want to address their substance use issues and the way they connect to identity, sex, internalized homophobia, and other issues.
I am a clinical psychologist who has been practicing for about 25 years. I am very invested in the work I do and I believe my clients feel that from me. I work with people in a compassionate, nonjudgmental way. I am currently a candidate at the NYU Postdoctoral Program for Psychotherapy and Psychoanalysis. My practice is on the Upper West Side and I am treating people in person and via telehealth. I see people for assessments, in individual therapy as well as couples therapy. I also am beginning some groups (see below).
New group: I am currently forming a new group for gay and bisexual men who want to address their substance use issues and the way they connect to identity, sex, internalized homophobia, and other issues.
I am a clinical psychologist who has been practicing for about 25 years. I am very invested in the work I do and I believe my clients feel that from me. I work with people in a compassionate, nonjudgmental way. I am currently a candidate at the NYU Postdoctoral Program for Psychotherapy and Psychoanalysis. My practice is on the Upper West Side and I am treating people in person and via telehealth. I see people for assessments, in individual therapy as well as couples therapy. I also am beginning some groups (see below).
(917) 746-2100 View (917) 746-2100
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.