Alcohol Use Therapists in Portland, OR

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Judy P Chang
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
Portland, OR 97201  (Online Only)
I understand the impact of exercise, nutrition, environment, drugs & alcohol use, relationships, past traumas, spirituality, and more on mental health.
I have offices in Redmond, WA and Portland, OR. I'm licensed in NY, OR, WA, currently inactive status in HI and CA but willing to activate HI. I do double sessions and am practicing virtually only. Treatment is very focused, short term, holistic therapy for a wide variety of issues including anxiety, depression, trauma, addictions and relationships. I work with families, couples or individuals of all ages.
I understand the impact of exercise, nutrition, environment, drugs & alcohol use, relationships, past traumas, spirituality, and more on mental health.
I have offices in Redmond, WA and Portland, OR. I'm licensed in NY, OR, WA, currently inactive status in HI and CA but willing to activate HI. I do double sessions and am practicing virtually only. Treatment is very focused, short term, holistic therapy for a wide variety of issues including anxiety, depression, trauma, addictions and relationships. I work with families, couples or individuals of all ages.
(831) 238-0416 View (831) 238-0416
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Matt A Johnston
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, CADC II
Verified
Portland, OR 97217
Waitlist for new clients
I work with people who have struggled with domestic violence, trauma, abuse, relationship issues, PTSD, addiction, problematic drug or alcohol use, depression, shame, men's issues, and working with systems. I help people achieve the freedom and success that they desire.
I work with people who have struggled with domestic violence, trauma, abuse, relationship issues, PTSD, addiction, problematic drug or alcohol use, depression, shame, men's issues, and working with systems. I help people achieve the freedom and success that they desire.
(503) 966-4040 View (503) 966-4040
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Stephen Boyd
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
1 Endorsed
Portland, OR 97202  (Online Only)
I am a licensed clinical psychologist working with adults and adolescents with a variety of concerns, including depression, anxiety, relationship difficulties, and alcohol use. My approach is highly interpersonal and humanistic. This means that I adopt a compassionate and non-judgmental view with my clients, and strive to build a relationship of trust and understanding. I exclusively use evidenced-based treatments that have been thoroughly tested and found to be effective for improving mental health concerns. Together, we will develop new ways for you to cope with and resolve the issues that prompted you to seek care.
I am a licensed clinical psychologist working with adults and adolescents with a variety of concerns, including depression, anxiety, relationship difficulties, and alcohol use. My approach is highly interpersonal and humanistic. This means that I adopt a compassionate and non-judgmental view with my clients, and strive to build a relationship of trust and understanding. I exclusively use evidenced-based treatments that have been thoroughly tested and found to be effective for improving mental health concerns. Together, we will develop new ways for you to cope with and resolve the issues that prompted you to seek care.
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Laura C Chase
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Portland, OR 97206  (Online Only)
Laura Chase has 20 years of experience working with clients with attachment styles that make adulthood difficult. I have years of experience working with victims of sexual abuse and other abuses including substance abuse. Life can be more fulfilling with some reflection and action, with understanding and compassion. You can heal. The best time to start is now.
Laura Chase has 20 years of experience working with clients with attachment styles that make adulthood difficult. I have years of experience working with victims of sexual abuse and other abuses including substance abuse. Life can be more fulfilling with some reflection and action, with understanding and compassion. You can heal. The best time to start is now.
(503) 410-7717 View (503) 410-7717
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Sisu Healing Partners
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, CADCIII, QMHP, CIP, LICSWA
Verified
Portland, OR 97209
Sisu Healing Partners provides therapy, sober companions, family coaching, interventions and sober transports. We are a team of highly trained individuals who strive to help guide your loved one on their journey to recovery. We work along side clients to help them create an environment that is safe for recovery. We believe that through healing the family system we can better support the individual on their road to recovery. Our goal is to create a creative and outside the box approach to recovery from use, eating disorders and other mental health disorders.
Sisu Healing Partners provides therapy, sober companions, family coaching, interventions and sober transports. We are a team of highly trained individuals who strive to help guide your loved one on their journey to recovery. We work along side clients to help them create an environment that is safe for recovery. We believe that through healing the family system we can better support the individual on their road to recovery. Our goal is to create a creative and outside the box approach to recovery from use, eating disorders and other mental health disorders.
(503) 836-8858 View (503) 836-8858
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J Workman-Purvine
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Portland, OR 97203  (Online Only)
In my years of therapy, I have learned that the fundamental problem for most people is that they don’t know how beautiful they are as people. Perhaps it is life events, the way one grew up, or the things that one has done to themselves or others that hides the potential we all possess. I tend to treat conditions that I’ve either struggled with myself or have helped loved ones to get through, increasing the likelihood that I will have some personal insight into what you’re dealing with. I aim to create a safe and non-judgmental space, believing that everyone needs to be accepted for who they are.
In my years of therapy, I have learned that the fundamental problem for most people is that they don’t know how beautiful they are as people. Perhaps it is life events, the way one grew up, or the things that one has done to themselves or others that hides the potential we all possess. I tend to treat conditions that I’ve either struggled with myself or have helped loved ones to get through, increasing the likelihood that I will have some personal insight into what you’re dealing with. I aim to create a safe and non-judgmental space, believing that everyone needs to be accepted for who they are.
(971) 273-5931 View (971) 273-5931
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Jade Sierra Callaghan
Counselor
Verified
2 Endorsed
Portland, OR 97202  (Online Only)
Acceptance might be the first step to change, but change is hard. I aim to create a supportive, holistic, empowering, and safe setting to process and understand what is specifically challenging for you. Often, my clients feel like they “don’t belong,” stuck in unwanted behaviors or looking to understand themselves better. I believe by attuning compassionately to our bodies and minds, as well as each other, we can sense what needs to change and heal. Also, I consider myself a very real person in the therapy space, which often includes understanding, laughter, radical acceptance, forgiveness, and open and honest communication.
Acceptance might be the first step to change, but change is hard. I aim to create a supportive, holistic, empowering, and safe setting to process and understand what is specifically challenging for you. Often, my clients feel like they “don’t belong,” stuck in unwanted behaviors or looking to understand themselves better. I believe by attuning compassionately to our bodies and minds, as well as each other, we can sense what needs to change and heal. Also, I consider myself a very real person in the therapy space, which often includes understanding, laughter, radical acceptance, forgiveness, and open and honest communication.
(206) 651-5433 View (206) 651-5433
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Silver Lining Recovery Counseling
Drug & Alcohol Counselor, CADCI
Verified
Portland, OR 97216  (Online Only)
Anxiety and Depression can be caused by many things. I work best with people who are experiencing these unwanted emotions as the result of Childhood Trauma or the unwanted side-effects of a Substance Abuse issue. Most Trauma survivors begin to use substances as a way to numb out past painful memories. As a somatic guided imagery practitioner, and certified drug and alcohol counselor, I help clients discover their own innate inner wisdom through self-hypnosis. Together, through meditation, guided imagery and self-discovery we will quickly chart a course of healing and recovery.
Anxiety and Depression can be caused by many things. I work best with people who are experiencing these unwanted emotions as the result of Childhood Trauma or the unwanted side-effects of a Substance Abuse issue. Most Trauma survivors begin to use substances as a way to numb out past painful memories. As a somatic guided imagery practitioner, and certified drug and alcohol counselor, I help clients discover their own innate inner wisdom through self-hypnosis. Together, through meditation, guided imagery and self-discovery we will quickly chart a course of healing and recovery.
(541) 299-3773 View (541) 299-3773
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Nick Ward
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, CADCIII, MAC
Verified
Portland, OR 97229  (Online Only)
*CURRENTLY ACCEPTING NEW CLIENTS* “Forces beyond your control can take away everything you possess except one thing, your freedom to choose how you will respond to the situation.” Victor Frankl. In this world of chaos I provide compassion, care and strategies for managing the confusion of today’s culture.
*CURRENTLY ACCEPTING NEW CLIENTS* “Forces beyond your control can take away everything you possess except one thing, your freedom to choose how you will respond to the situation.” Victor Frankl. In this world of chaos I provide compassion, care and strategies for managing the confusion of today’s culture.
(971) 251-2215 View (971) 251-2215
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Martha Darkins
Licensed Professional Counselor, RN, LPC, CSAT
Verified
Portland, OR 97239  (Online Only)
Are you struggling with compulsive sexual thoughts or behaviors that interfere with work or relationships? Do you have a secret life? Are you married to or partnered with someone who lies, cheats or betrays you? Are you re-experiencing the pain of a trauma or abuse history? I can help you gain relief from sadness, loss and grief. End the cycle of one-night stands, hook-ups and failed relationships. You can redefine your goals for healthy sexuality and find a way back to your true values, making your life worth living. Seek help. Therapy works if you are willing to work on your recovery.
Are you struggling with compulsive sexual thoughts or behaviors that interfere with work or relationships? Do you have a secret life? Are you married to or partnered with someone who lies, cheats or betrays you? Are you re-experiencing the pain of a trauma or abuse history? I can help you gain relief from sadness, loss and grief. End the cycle of one-night stands, hook-ups and failed relationships. You can redefine your goals for healthy sexuality and find a way back to your true values, making your life worth living. Seek help. Therapy works if you are willing to work on your recovery.
(503) 451-6549 View (503) 451-6549
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Compassionate Interventions
Drug & Alcohol Counselor, MS, CADCIII, CAI, CTP
Verified
Portland, OR 97267
I specialize in interventions, so my ideal client is the family member or friend of an addict. This "concerned other" is usually out of options and has lost hope. My job is to either re-instill hope or enhance the hope, so that the addict can be helped. With intervention, I use both the Johnson model and the ARISE model. With 16 years of experience conducting interventions, I have encountered most things that happen in an intervention, and can prepare the addict's family members and/or friends so they can walk through the intervention process with the least amount of anxiety.
I specialize in interventions, so my ideal client is the family member or friend of an addict. This "concerned other" is usually out of options and has lost hope. My job is to either re-instill hope or enhance the hope, so that the addict can be helped. With intervention, I use both the Johnson model and the ARISE model. With 16 years of experience conducting interventions, I have encountered most things that happen in an intervention, and can prepare the addict's family members and/or friends so they can walk through the intervention process with the least amount of anxiety.
(503) 379-9435 View (503) 379-9435
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Ryan Heck
Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Verified
1 Endorsed
Portland, OR 97209  (Online Only)
I specialize in working with substance use disorders, trauma, depression, and anxiety, and have been working with these specialties since 2012.  I utilize a mix of cognitive behavioral therapy, Motivational Interviewing, and person-centered therapy to help the support the client in identifying their goals and moving forward with the whole person in mind.
I specialize in working with substance use disorders, trauma, depression, and anxiety, and have been working with these specialties since 2012.  I utilize a mix of cognitive behavioral therapy, Motivational Interviewing, and person-centered therapy to help the support the client in identifying their goals and moving forward with the whole person in mind.
(971) 257-1548 View (971) 257-1548
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Aaron Kelsay
Licensed Professional Counselor, MAC, LPC, LMHC, CADC I
Verified
5 Endorsed
Portland, OR 97266
Healing is a journey. For some, "healing" means reversing years of trauma, and for others it means 'getting out of my own head' or 'getting un-stuck.' For everyone, the path to healing is a difficult one, and it is lighter, easier, more meaningful when others join in with you. To you who have tried to go it alone, I invite you to reach out. Connecting with a counselor is a way to get un-stuck in your journey towards health, to bring healing to those deeper places of hurt.
Healing is a journey. For some, "healing" means reversing years of trauma, and for others it means 'getting out of my own head' or 'getting un-stuck.' For everyone, the path to healing is a difficult one, and it is lighter, easier, more meaningful when others join in with you. To you who have tried to go it alone, I invite you to reach out. Connecting with a counselor is a way to get un-stuck in your journey towards health, to bring healing to those deeper places of hurt.
(503) 461-1286 View (503) 461-1286
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Will Howell
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, SAC-IT, CCTP
Verified
2 Endorsed
Portland, OR 97223  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
It seems we often desire a sense of secure connection while also living in line with our authentic self. My therapeutic style is integrative and relational based, emphasizing mind-body work and self-compassion. My clients might experience: addiction, panic, worry, codependency, perfectionism, depression, impulsivity, interpersonal conflict, avoidance, attachment wounds, people pleasing, shame, trauma, loneliness, trouble relaxing, life adjustments, limiting core beliefs, mood swings. Client needs/goals might include: attunement, decreasing stress, learning to ground mindfully, building insight, coping and communication skills.
It seems we often desire a sense of secure connection while also living in line with our authentic self. My therapeutic style is integrative and relational based, emphasizing mind-body work and self-compassion. My clients might experience: addiction, panic, worry, codependency, perfectionism, depression, impulsivity, interpersonal conflict, avoidance, attachment wounds, people pleasing, shame, trauma, loneliness, trouble relaxing, life adjustments, limiting core beliefs, mood swings. Client needs/goals might include: attunement, decreasing stress, learning to ground mindfully, building insight, coping and communication skills.
(608) 889-2249 View (608) 889-2249
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Jeffrey C. Peyton
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, NCC, CADC-II
Verified
Portland, OR 97202
As an experienced adolescent therapist, I am passionate about helping teens and young adults figure out who they are, who they want to be, and the barriers keeping them from realizing these goals. I have assisted hundreds of adolescents through academic challenges, anxiety, depression, emotional dysregulation, substance use, ADHD, traumatic experiences, social anxiety and divorce. We work together to develop healthy ways to manage our emotional life, identify strengths which can support self-confidence and motivation, and learn to trust we are worthy of the love and connection we want in our relationships.
As an experienced adolescent therapist, I am passionate about helping teens and young adults figure out who they are, who they want to be, and the barriers keeping them from realizing these goals. I have assisted hundreds of adolescents through academic challenges, anxiety, depression, emotional dysregulation, substance use, ADHD, traumatic experiences, social anxiety and divorce. We work together to develop healthy ways to manage our emotional life, identify strengths which can support self-confidence and motivation, and learn to trust we are worthy of the love and connection we want in our relationships.
(503) 406-1557 View (503) 406-1557
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Ross Cohen
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, LLC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Portland, OR 97232  (Online Only)
Curious about EMDR Therapy? EMDR is extensively researched, highly effective, and recommended by organizations such as the APA, WHO, and DoD. In fact, over the last 33 years, millions have been successfully treated with EMDR by over 100,000 clinicians worldwide. EMDR is commonly effective with anxiety, relationship struggles, grief, depression, fears, phobias, panic, trauma, sleep issues, addictions, and performance challenges. What makes EMDR so powerful is how effectively it turns on the brain’s natural healing process, allowing for deep release of the painful past thoughts and wounds that keep you stuck in old, negative patterns.
Curious about EMDR Therapy? EMDR is extensively researched, highly effective, and recommended by organizations such as the APA, WHO, and DoD. In fact, over the last 33 years, millions have been successfully treated with EMDR by over 100,000 clinicians worldwide. EMDR is commonly effective with anxiety, relationship struggles, grief, depression, fears, phobias, panic, trauma, sleep issues, addictions, and performance challenges. What makes EMDR so powerful is how effectively it turns on the brain’s natural healing process, allowing for deep release of the painful past thoughts and wounds that keep you stuck in old, negative patterns.
(503) 433-8545 View (503) 433-8545
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Lucas A. Klein
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
1 Endorsed
Portland, OR 97223
I provide useful and in-depth psychotherapy in Connecticut, Oregon, & California. People are in a constant developmental process, whereby symptoms are signs of ongoing struggles to sort through past experiences while organizing oneself in present living. Depression, anxiety, & personality traits are markers of this process. Therapy with me would seek to aid in your understanding of how & why you live the way you do, and hopefully lead to change. My hope is that we can find a way for you to live more fully and for problems to be comprehensively understood, formulated and articulated, and resolved in a sustained way.
I provide useful and in-depth psychotherapy in Connecticut, Oregon, & California. People are in a constant developmental process, whereby symptoms are signs of ongoing struggles to sort through past experiences while organizing oneself in present living. Depression, anxiety, & personality traits are markers of this process. Therapy with me would seek to aid in your understanding of how & why you live the way you do, and hopefully lead to change. My hope is that we can find a way for you to live more fully and for problems to be comprehensively understood, formulated and articulated, and resolved in a sustained way.
(503) 208-7881 View (503) 208-7881
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Alexis Wong
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC, NCC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Portland, OR 97214  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
There is currently a lot of uncertainty in the world. Now, more than ever it is important to find the support we might have been lacking. Usually, we feel as if we can tackle everything on our own, but that might not be the case anymore. Taking the step to care for yourself not only benefits you, but those around you. In my experience, I have found that the most healing moments occur when we are able to be completely open with another person and then be accepted for who we truly are. I value all my clients whole-heatedly and emphasize your autonomy and personal choice. I believe that you are the expert on your own life.
There is currently a lot of uncertainty in the world. Now, more than ever it is important to find the support we might have been lacking. Usually, we feel as if we can tackle everything on our own, but that might not be the case anymore. Taking the step to care for yourself not only benefits you, but those around you. In my experience, I have found that the most healing moments occur when we are able to be completely open with another person and then be accepted for who we truly are. I value all my clients whole-heatedly and emphasize your autonomy and personal choice. I believe that you are the expert on your own life.
(971) 273-2242 View (971) 273-2242
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Samantha Tracy
Professional Counselor Associate, MA
Verified
2 Endorsed
Portland, OR 97202  (Online Only)
If you have been struggling to find contentment and satisfaction in a chaotic world, or carrying the burdens of the past that are causing challenging barriers in several areas of your life, you are not alone. I help individual adults with concerns of anxiety, depressive moods, people pleasing behaviors, relational conflicts, challenging life transitions, and past trauma. Together we will work towards personal growth to help you heal from past difficult experiences, gain self awareness and explore what is important to you in building a meaningful life.
If you have been struggling to find contentment and satisfaction in a chaotic world, or carrying the burdens of the past that are causing challenging barriers in several areas of your life, you are not alone. I help individual adults with concerns of anxiety, depressive moods, people pleasing behaviors, relational conflicts, challenging life transitions, and past trauma. Together we will work towards personal growth to help you heal from past difficult experiences, gain self awareness and explore what is important to you in building a meaningful life.
(503) 461-8093 View (503) 461-8093
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Mollie M. Pleetanino
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
1 Endorsed
Portland, OR 97203  (Online Only)
The journey towards loving ourselves can be painful and confusing. Whether you are dealing with daily stress, historical trauma, or challenging life transitions, I am here to support you. I specialize in helping people navigate addictions, mood disorders, traumatic stress, and psychedelic medicine use by helping them to explore their patterns and cultivate greater meaning in their lives. My therapy takes a nonjudgmental, spiritually oriented focus. Through guiding my clients to approach themselves in more open and honest ways, I help them uncover their core needs so that they may lead lives that feel vibrant and fulfilling.
The journey towards loving ourselves can be painful and confusing. Whether you are dealing with daily stress, historical trauma, or challenging life transitions, I am here to support you. I specialize in helping people navigate addictions, mood disorders, traumatic stress, and psychedelic medicine use by helping them to explore their patterns and cultivate greater meaning in their lives. My therapy takes a nonjudgmental, spiritually oriented focus. Through guiding my clients to approach themselves in more open and honest ways, I help them uncover their core needs so that they may lead lives that feel vibrant and fulfilling.
(415) 702-4796 View (415) 702-4796

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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.