Alcohol Use Therapists in Portland, OR

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Matt A Johnston
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, CADC II
Verified
Verified
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
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Portland, OR 97217
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Jessie Barr
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
If you are worried about your drug or alcohol use or need support with long term recovery, I can help.
Taking the first step to get help and support can be confusing and hard to navigate. This is particularly difficult when we are struggling. I understand this and want to support you in feeling better and getting more out of your life. I believe that the most important way I can support you in counseling is by helping us build a trusting connection. Together we will create a safe space for you to be vulnerable and explore your story.
(503) 379-0243
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Portland, OR 97239
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Judy P Chang
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
Verified
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. 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
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Portland, OR 97201
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Stephen Boyd
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
My research has primarily focused on reducing problematic alcohol use .
I am a licensed clinical psychologist working with adults and adolescents with a variety of concerns, including depression, anxiety, relationship difficulties, and trauma. 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.
(503) 487-5372
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Portland, OR 97202
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J Workman-Purvine
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Verified
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
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Portland, OR 97203
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Katie Morris Henson
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified
Verified
For over 20 years, when anxiety, adversity, and the overwhelming ways these can manifest have made life feel exhausting, I’ve collaborated with people who want to understand the story that drives them, and craft skills for a healthier, more hopeful path forward. When life surprises us, when worry becomes the norm, and our reactions to it all only seem to cause more problems, it helps to partner with someone to address it. That process can feel impossible to begin, but when you are struggling with sleep, a sense of panic, irritability, over-thinking or over-drinking, then finding relief and the skills to maintain it is vital.
(971) 251-4780
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Portland, OR 97214
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Sisu Healing Partners
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, CADCIII, QMHP, CIP, LICSWA
Verified
Verified
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
Portland, OR 97209
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Gina Adorno
Pre-Licensed Professional, LPC-A, MA, CADC-R
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
There’s more for you than spending your one precious life spinning in circles. Sometimes we need help to break out of a cycle that isn’t serving us. Maybe you haven’t been able to reduce or quit drinking, you struggle with compulsive overeating, or depressed feelings are keeping you from being fully engaged in your life. Working with a therapist can pivot your life in a way that drastically shifts the path you’re on. If you don’t like where you’re headed, I would like to help you move in a direction that feels inspiring and fulfilling to you.
(971) 260-4817
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Portland, OR 97211
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Dr. Michele Perron
Drug & Alcohol Counselor, PhD, CADC
Verified
Verified
Dr. Perron has 15 years of experience in addiction treatment, working in all levels of care. She uses evidence-based psychology and medical science to support your success.
(206) 457-1178
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Portland, OR 97204
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Person centric therapy
Drug & Alcohol Counselor, MBA, CADC -R
My counseling approach is person centric and down to earth. I commit to creating a safe space for the client and will support the client in their journey to make positive change in their life.
(458) 203-1686
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Portland, OR 97211
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Nick Ward
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, CADCIII, MAC
Verified
Verified
*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
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Portland, OR 97229
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Martha Darkins
Licensed Professional Counselor, RN, LPC, CSAT
Verified
Verified
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
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Portland, OR 97239
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Compassionate Interventions
Drug & Alcohol Counselor, MS, CADCIII, CAI, CTP
Verified
Verified
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
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Portland, OR 97267
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Emma Slater
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified
Verified
There are many different approaches to therapy. What works for one person might not work for another. By developing a strong therapeutic relationship we will find what works best. I approach sessions in a warm, interactive, collaborative and individualized way. It is my goal to create a safe, nonjudgmental environment to explore and process the things that are impacting you in your daily life. We all have a history and are doing the best we can with what we know, if we address barriers and unhelpful behaviors we can continue to improve and live a more satisfying life.
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Portland, OR 97212
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Adam Rodriguez
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
2 Endorsed
Verified
2 Endorsed
I am a licensed clinical psychologist with over 10 years of experience. I have a specialty in social justice themes and work heavily with the LGBTQ community, particularly with people of color. My approach to psychotherapy is warm, empathic, and compassionate. I treat each individual professionally and with respect and with acknowledgement of your individual strengths. I listen attentively to your thoughts and feelings, while also focusing on factors that are out of your conscious awareness (such as anxieties, values, and expectations) that can get expressed in relationships or through problematic patterns or symptoms.
(503) 616-5375
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Portland, OR 97205
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Portland Elder Counseling
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Verified
Mental health concerns for aging persons can become crippling. Older adults who experience depression and anxiety will likely continue to do so until its addressed through assessment, diagnosis and treatment by a clinician. Symptoms that indicate depression and anxiety in older adults can include feeling sad or down, feeling lonely, tearfulness, excessive fears and worries, decreases in appetite and weight, extreme mood changes, withdraw from friends, family, and social events, and frequently talking abut death. Now accepting new patients!
(503) 543-1408
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Portland, OR 97236
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Brittany M Russ
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
Things can sometimes feel dark and heavy. It is imperative that we all find the support that we so desperately need. Let me be that source of support in your troubling time. I have been supporting others on their personal journeys for 18 years by way of a dynamic clinical social work perspective. Within my social work degree, I became experienced in working with individuals to improve interpersonal, community and systemic relationships. I believe that community, support systems and coping skills can be the building blocks to less stress, improved relationships, and overall happiness.
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Portland, OR 97214
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April Nunez
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA , LMFT
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
Are you ready to transform, heal, & find deeper meaning in your life? I believe we all have ability to transform, heal and move towards a greater level of wellness in our lives. My passion is to bring in a holistic way to heal, as the events we experience in our lives impact us on all levels physically, mentally, emotionally & spiritually. When you gain a deeper awareness of your mind-body-spirit connection you begin to feel empowered & excited about life. You can live free of your past, your limiting beliefs, your habitual patterns & find your true purpose, meaning & connection in your life.
(503) 461-9974
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Portland, OR 97214
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Natasha Monica Lopez
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified
2 Endorsed
Verified
2 Endorsed
Many people grow up in dysfunction and therefore they relate in inappropriate ways. Clients that I have helped the most typically relate to these dysfunctional ways: They guess at what normal is. They judge themselves without mercy. They have difficulty relaxing and enjoying life. They have difficulty with intimate relationships. They over-react to changes over which they have no control. They constantly seek approval and affirmation. They feel that they are different from other people. They avoid conflict or aggravate it; rarely do they deal with it. They fear failure, but sabotage their success.
(503) 836-5216
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Portland, OR 97219
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Jeffrey C. Peyton
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, NCC, CADC-II
Verified
Verified
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
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Portland, OR 97202
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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.