Substance Use Therapists in Ardmore, PA

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Robia Smith-Herman
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSS, LSW
Verified Verified
Ardmore, PA 19003
Clinical experience at NET and The Renfrew Center has facilitated a proficiency for the treatment of substance use disorders in adolescent and adult males and females and eating disorders in adolescent and adult females respectfully.
My ideal client is an individual who is motivated to improve their overall quality of life. I have a passion for working with individuals who struggle with trauma and PTSD, substance abuse and disordered eating. I believe that a good rapport is key in treatment of these issues and aim to build a positive working therapeutic relationship.
Clinical experience at NET and The Renfrew Center has facilitated a proficiency for the treatment of substance use disorders in adolescent and adult males and females and eating disorders in adolescent and adult females respectfully.
My ideal client is an individual who is motivated to improve their overall quality of life. I have a passion for working with individuals who struggle with trauma and PTSD, substance abuse and disordered eating. I believe that a good rapport is key in treatment of these issues and aim to build a positive working therapeutic relationship.
(301) 880-4050 View (301) 880-4050
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Mary Salotto
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Ardmore, PA 19003  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
I have experiences in clinical settings ranging from schools to substance use treatment & evaluation of severe mental illness.
I believe that therapy should be a partnership and strive to create a warm environment where trust can grow and people can thrive. I hope to help each of my clients identify what makes them their best selves and learn how to leverage those strengths. By finding ways to work with your unique brain instead of against it, we can create individualized strategies that are both practical and effective for you and your ADHD. As a person with ADHD myself, I also know that its effects often reach outside of productivity and organization into psychological and emotional wellbeing.
I have experiences in clinical settings ranging from schools to substance use treatment & evaluation of severe mental illness.
I believe that therapy should be a partnership and strive to create a warm environment where trust can grow and people can thrive. I hope to help each of my clients identify what makes them their best selves and learn how to leverage those strengths. By finding ways to work with your unique brain instead of against it, we can create individualized strategies that are both practical and effective for you and your ADHD. As a person with ADHD myself, I also know that its effects often reach outside of productivity and organization into psychological and emotional wellbeing.
(610) 724-7010 View (610) 724-7010
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Chris J Malanga
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified Verified
6 Endorsed
Ardmore, PA 19003
I support individuals and families navigating anxiety, depression, ADHD, substance use, professional challenges, and family issues.
Are you feeling like the happiness, peace of mind, and professional success which you desire is consistently out of your grasp? My typical client knows that something in their life is not working, and they are ready to seek out meaningful change. Making the first step to reach out and pursue support is often the most difficult step. The good news is that psychotherapy and professional coaching are powerful tools for creating lasting change; for those ready to make the leap.
I support individuals and families navigating anxiety, depression, ADHD, substance use, professional challenges, and family issues.
Are you feeling like the happiness, peace of mind, and professional success which you desire is consistently out of your grasp? My typical client knows that something in their life is not working, and they are ready to seek out meaningful change. Making the first step to reach out and pursue support is often the most difficult step. The good news is that psychotherapy and professional coaching are powerful tools for creating lasting change; for those ready to make the leap.
(484) 573-6395 View (484) 573-6395
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Christina Mitrofanis
Psychologist, PsyD, MEd
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Ardmore, PA 19003  (Online Only)
I’ve worked with clients to manage ADHD, depression, anxiety, substance use, interpersonal issues and other life stressors.
Having ADHD can often feel like a daily battle with yourself to accomplish tasks, maintain relationships, and attend to your own needs, but it doesn’t have to be that way. Learning how to work with rather than against your ADHD can be a transformative experience, and I would be honored to work with you through this journey. Together in therapy, we can work to tackle the challenges of ADHD while also bolstering your natural strengths and coming into and honoring your most authentic self. I work to create a therapeutic space that is constructive, creative, and above all compassionate. I can’t wait to welcome you in.
I’ve worked with clients to manage ADHD, depression, anxiety, substance use, interpersonal issues and other life stressors.
Having ADHD can often feel like a daily battle with yourself to accomplish tasks, maintain relationships, and attend to your own needs, but it doesn’t have to be that way. Learning how to work with rather than against your ADHD can be a transformative experience, and I would be honored to work with you through this journey. Together in therapy, we can work to tackle the challenges of ADHD while also bolstering your natural strengths and coming into and honoring your most authentic self. I work to create a therapeutic space that is constructive, creative, and above all compassionate. I can’t wait to welcome you in.
(610) 719-3145 View (610) 719-3145
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David Yusko
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Ardmore, PA 19003
I am a licensed clinical psychologist and Co-Founder of the Center for Anxiety & Behavior Therapy which specializes in providing compassionate evidence-based treatment for anxiety disorders including OCD, PTSD, social anxiety, generalized anxiety, panic, and phobias. I also treat substance use disorders and work with athletes seeking to enhance performance through the mental aspect of competition. My work is largely guided by cognitive behavioral therapy principles, but I often incorporate aspects of mindfulness and psychodynamic theory. I seek to help clients return to the meaningful parts of their lives through a collaborative, goal-oriented, and practical approach.
I am a licensed clinical psychologist and Co-Founder of the Center for Anxiety & Behavior Therapy which specializes in providing compassionate evidence-based treatment for anxiety disorders including OCD, PTSD, social anxiety, generalized anxiety, panic, and phobias. I also treat substance use disorders and work with athletes seeking to enhance performance through the mental aspect of competition. My work is largely guided by cognitive behavioral therapy principles, but I often incorporate aspects of mindfulness and psychodynamic theory. I seek to help clients return to the meaningful parts of their lives through a collaborative, goal-oriented, and practical approach.
(610) 850-0319 View (610) 850-0319
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Emily B. Chaffin
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
Ardmore, PA 19003
I further have extensive experience working with issues common in adolescence and adulthood including substance use, grief/loss, anxiety, depression, and relationship concerns.
The process of finding a psychologist who is a good fit for either yourself or a family member can be overwhelming and frustrating. I make it a point to ensure that clients who reach out to me feel heard and understood. Therapy can only be effective if it is a collaborative process in which clients feel they have a say in their own treatment. I mainly practice from a cognitive-behavioral perspective (CBT), but I also use other modalities in sessions in order to best meet the needs of my clients.
I further have extensive experience working with issues common in adolescence and adulthood including substance use, grief/loss, anxiety, depression, and relationship concerns.
The process of finding a psychologist who is a good fit for either yourself or a family member can be overwhelming and frustrating. I make it a point to ensure that clients who reach out to me feel heard and understood. Therapy can only be effective if it is a collaborative process in which clients feel they have a say in their own treatment. I mainly practice from a cognitive-behavioral perspective (CBT), but I also use other modalities in sessions in order to best meet the needs of my clients.
(610) 991-8730 View (610) 991-8730
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Elizabeth Ferris
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, CADC
Verified Verified
Ardmore, PA 19003
My background is working with adolescents and young adults with dual diagnosis mental health and substance use disorders, family conflict and support through life transitions.
My background is working with adolescents and young adults with dual diagnosis mental health and substance use disorders, family conflict and support through life transitions.
(267) 459-4115 View (267) 459-4115
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Brian McManus At Lift Off Therapy Center
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Ardmore, PA 19003
I am a licensed psychologist who specializes in a combination of individual & family therapy for the treatment of children & teens who have depressive, anxiety, stressor-related, conduct, or substance use disorders, as well as other social/behavioral difficulties & grief/loss/separation/divorce. I utilize an integrative theoretical approach informed by developmental, family systems, biopsychosocial, & cognitive-behavioral frameworks, including "3rd wave" acceptance & mindfulness-based approaches. I further emphasize thorough clinical assessment & accurate diagnosis to inform appropriate & evidence-based treatment.
I am a licensed psychologist who specializes in a combination of individual & family therapy for the treatment of children & teens who have depressive, anxiety, stressor-related, conduct, or substance use disorders, as well as other social/behavioral difficulties & grief/loss/separation/divorce. I utilize an integrative theoretical approach informed by developmental, family systems, biopsychosocial, & cognitive-behavioral frameworks, including "3rd wave" acceptance & mindfulness-based approaches. I further emphasize thorough clinical assessment & accurate diagnosis to inform appropriate & evidence-based treatment.
(484) 254-5122 View (484) 254-5122
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Michael Graziano
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, MEd
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Ardmore, PA 19003
I am an individual, couples and family therapist with more than twenty years experience treating couples issues, adolescent and family problems, grief and bereavement, depression and adjustment problems. My primary goal as a therapist is to help my clients effectively meet and respond to the issues and problems of their lives, either in their roles as parents, spouses, or teenagers. I work hard to understand each client and family member's dilemmas and struggles, and to create an atmosphere of trust so that each session provides a place where one is heard, understood and supported.
I am an individual, couples and family therapist with more than twenty years experience treating couples issues, adolescent and family problems, grief and bereavement, depression and adjustment problems. My primary goal as a therapist is to help my clients effectively meet and respond to the issues and problems of their lives, either in their roles as parents, spouses, or teenagers. I work hard to understand each client and family member's dilemmas and struggles, and to create an atmosphere of trust so that each session provides a place where one is heard, understood and supported.
(484) 648-0682 View (484) 648-0682
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Zakia S. Williams
Pre-Licensed Professional, MA
Verified Verified
Ardmore, PA 19003  (Online Only)
Are you an individual or couple that are new to therapy? Wouldn't you love to embark on a journey to discover your true self and/or develop meaningful relationships with the significant people in your life? We are all inundated with "shoulds" or conditioned to fulfill other people's expectations. Identifying and accepting your true self will help shed anxiety and overcome depressive symptoms. I understand the importance of living a fulfilling life, and I am here to help you achieve that. Together, we can work toward setting realistic & achievable goals that will bring you happiness and satisfaction.
Are you an individual or couple that are new to therapy? Wouldn't you love to embark on a journey to discover your true self and/or develop meaningful relationships with the significant people in your life? We are all inundated with "shoulds" or conditioned to fulfill other people's expectations. Identifying and accepting your true self will help shed anxiety and overcome depressive symptoms. I understand the importance of living a fulfilling life, and I am here to help you achieve that. Together, we can work toward setting realistic & achievable goals that will bring you happiness and satisfaction.
(215) 458-5756 View (215) 458-5756
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Arlene Foreman
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS
Verified Verified
Ardmore, PA 19003  (Online Only)
I have been treating marital issues and anger issues in Ardmore since 1983. In the three decades I have been treating clients I have always kept abreast of the very latest and most effective methods for helping my clients. Is the joy in your relationship turning into pain, I'll quickly get to the heart of the issue and give you powerful tools to save your relationship. Or if you have anger issues, I will teach you skills to help you communicate without anger so that you can lead a more peaceful life at home and at work.
I have been treating marital issues and anger issues in Ardmore since 1983. In the three decades I have been treating clients I have always kept abreast of the very latest and most effective methods for helping my clients. Is the joy in your relationship turning into pain, I'll quickly get to the heart of the issue and give you powerful tools to save your relationship. Or if you have anger issues, I will teach you skills to help you communicate without anger so that you can lead a more peaceful life at home and at work.
(610) 572-7360 View (610) 572-7360
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Anxiety and Depression Solutions
Counselor, MS, LCP, S
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Ardmore, PA 19003
Sometimes people get stuck in patterns that make life feel unsatisfying and empty. Maybe you feel depressed, anxious, or are struggling with life balance in general. Perhaps you are experiencing relationship issues, parenting issues, or have a painful past event that you can't seem to let go. Psychotherapy allows you the space to understand how your past and present thoughts and experiences create the unhealthy patterns that become ingrained.
Sometimes people get stuck in patterns that make life feel unsatisfying and empty. Maybe you feel depressed, anxious, or are struggling with life balance in general. Perhaps you are experiencing relationship issues, parenting issues, or have a painful past event that you can't seem to let go. Psychotherapy allows you the space to understand how your past and present thoughts and experiences create the unhealthy patterns that become ingrained.
(443) 341-9205 View (443) 341-9205
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Karen Ginsburg
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, LMT
Verified Verified
Ardmore, PA 19003
Waitlist for new clients
Many of us encounter times in our lives when we need support and guidance to find our way. I provide a thoughtful, compassionate and attentive presence in which you can make sense of yourself, your past, your present and your future. I believe when we are truly listened to, we can heal our deepest wounds and develop our capacities to their greatest fulfillment. In over 20 years as a psychotherapist, I have helped people overcome a wide variety of issues, from depression and anxiety to relationship issues, career indecision, and addictions.
Many of us encounter times in our lives when we need support and guidance to find our way. I provide a thoughtful, compassionate and attentive presence in which you can make sense of yourself, your past, your present and your future. I believe when we are truly listened to, we can heal our deepest wounds and develop our capacities to their greatest fulfillment. In over 20 years as a psychotherapist, I have helped people overcome a wide variety of issues, from depression and anxiety to relationship issues, career indecision, and addictions.
(646) 480-7421 View (646) 480-7421
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Hannah North
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS
Verified Verified
Ardmore, PA 19003
Waitlist for new clients
Not currently accepting new clients- waitlist only. My approach to therapy is holistic, engaging and centered around highlighting my client’s strengths so that these can be harnessed to help them reach their goals. I employ both psychodynamic and behaviorally oriented approaches and specialize treating anxiety, ADHD, mood disorders, and relational issues. I also have training in mindfulness based stress reduction, and have a particular interest in helping women navigate life transitions, challenges in intimate relationships/dating, and their journey with pregnancy and parenthood.
Not currently accepting new clients- waitlist only. My approach to therapy is holistic, engaging and centered around highlighting my client’s strengths so that these can be harnessed to help them reach their goals. I employ both psychodynamic and behaviorally oriented approaches and specialize treating anxiety, ADHD, mood disorders, and relational issues. I also have training in mindfulness based stress reduction, and have a particular interest in helping women navigate life transitions, challenges in intimate relationships/dating, and their journey with pregnancy and parenthood.
(215) 650-8496 View (215) 650-8496
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Angel Counseling LLC at angelcounselingllc.com
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, MA, MPH, ICADC, DBT,SAP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Ardmore, PA 19003  (Online Only)
I am a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC), a Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselor, Substance Abuse Professional with DoT and DBT certified therapist. I hold a master's degree in Public Health and Counseling Psychology . I am interested in treating a wide array of issues, including depression, anxiety, and substance-related disorder and Personality Disorder. I am also specialized in group and individual therapy. As a mental health therapist, I am passionate about helping my patients foster self-awareness and gain insight into their thoughts, feelings, and behaviors.
I am a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC), a Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselor, Substance Abuse Professional with DoT and DBT certified therapist. I hold a master's degree in Public Health and Counseling Psychology . I am interested in treating a wide array of issues, including depression, anxiety, and substance-related disorder and Personality Disorder. I am also specialized in group and individual therapy. As a mental health therapist, I am passionate about helping my patients foster self-awareness and gain insight into their thoughts, feelings, and behaviors.
(484) 573-7064 View (484) 573-7064
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Marta W Ludwig
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW, MA
Verified Verified
Ardmore, PA 19003
I am best suited for clients who want liberation/transformation as opposed to symptom management. I specialize in deep relational treatment. I help people reach a state of self-love and acceptance. I am a trans-affirming therapist.
I am best suited for clients who want liberation/transformation as opposed to symptom management. I specialize in deep relational treatment. I help people reach a state of self-love and acceptance. I am a trans-affirming therapist.
(610) 379-3049 View (610) 379-3049
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Sloane Ferenchak
Psychological Associate, PsyD, MEd, MA
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Ardmore, PA 19003  (Online Only)
I feel both honored and privileged to partner with individuals and couples to build their understanding of their challenges, leverage their strengths, and create personalized strategies to make meaningful changes in their lives. As a therapist with ADHD, I recognize that one of the most painful experiences that come with ADHD is feeling “in your own way” and the sense of thwarted potential that comes along with it. I also know that ADHD doesn’t just impact attention, organization, and motivation; it can affect your entire life, from your performance at work to your home life and inner world.
I feel both honored and privileged to partner with individuals and couples to build their understanding of their challenges, leverage their strengths, and create personalized strategies to make meaningful changes in their lives. As a therapist with ADHD, I recognize that one of the most painful experiences that come with ADHD is feeling “in your own way” and the sense of thwarted potential that comes along with it. I also know that ADHD doesn’t just impact attention, organization, and motivation; it can affect your entire life, from your performance at work to your home life and inner world.
(610) 724-7010 View (610) 724-7010
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David Joseph Meyer
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSS, LCSW, E-RYT
Verified Verified
Ardmore, PA 19003
I am a psychotherapist who is dedicated to supporting my clients in cultivating a deeper sense of belonging, purpose, and emotional freedom. With a focus on mental health issues, addictions, and relational traumas, I embarked on my professional journey working with young men in early recovery. Since then, I have worked across various levels of care, including detox, acute psych, and intensive outpatient settings. I currently have a few openings in my private practice and would love to offer you a free consultation to see if your needs match with my offerings.
I am a psychotherapist who is dedicated to supporting my clients in cultivating a deeper sense of belonging, purpose, and emotional freedom. With a focus on mental health issues, addictions, and relational traumas, I embarked on my professional journey working with young men in early recovery. Since then, I have worked across various levels of care, including detox, acute psych, and intensive outpatient settings. I currently have a few openings in my private practice and would love to offer you a free consultation to see if your needs match with my offerings.
(610) 553-3527 View (610) 553-3527
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Diane Miller
Pre-Licensed Professional, PsyD, MEd
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Ardmore, PA 19003  (Online Only)
With everything going on in your world, ADHD may feel like the last thing you want to be dealing with right now. You may have a job, a family, and you just want to complete the goals you set for yourself, but things aren’t working the way you want them to. Maybe you’ve tried treatment in the past and it didn’t work out or maybe this is the first time you’re considering it. However you got here, I’m glad you made it. It takes courage to recognize that you could use support getting to a place where you feel more balanced in your life– like you can finally act on your intentions.
With everything going on in your world, ADHD may feel like the last thing you want to be dealing with right now. You may have a job, a family, and you just want to complete the goals you set for yourself, but things aren’t working the way you want them to. Maybe you’ve tried treatment in the past and it didn’t work out or maybe this is the first time you’re considering it. However you got here, I’m glad you made it. It takes courage to recognize that you could use support getting to a place where you feel more balanced in your life– like you can finally act on your intentions.
(610) 724-7010 View (610) 724-7010
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Kristine Y. Sudol
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
Ardmore, PA 19003
TELEHEALTH AVAIL: I am very interested in quickly discovering a person's needs and preferences. My style combines compassionate listening with active and direct problem-solving. I also tend to be humorous, which facilitates a more comfortable therapeutic relationship. I find that humor helps my clients to feel more at ease when they are discussing very difficult topics. I have a broad range of experience, particularly with trauma and anxiety disorders. However, I greatly enjoy working with all kinds of individuals and couples. Additionally, I am an adjunct faculty member in a local graduate program, and I have a private practice.
TELEHEALTH AVAIL: I am very interested in quickly discovering a person's needs and preferences. My style combines compassionate listening with active and direct problem-solving. I also tend to be humorous, which facilitates a more comfortable therapeutic relationship. I find that humor helps my clients to feel more at ease when they are discussing very difficult topics. I have a broad range of experience, particularly with trauma and anxiety disorders. However, I greatly enjoy working with all kinds of individuals and couples. Additionally, I am an adjunct faculty member in a local graduate program, and I have a private practice.
(215) 874-3832 View (215) 874-3832
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.