Substance Use Therapists in Bala Cynwyd, PA

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Abraham Kou
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPCC
Verified Verified
5 Endorsed
Bala Cynwyd, PA 19004  (Online Only)
My name is Abraham Kou and I'm an American Chinese therapist that has a focus in working through trauma, obsessions & compulsions, social anxiety, and substance use problems.
Hi there, my website www.abrahamhkou.com is the best way to check current availability, insurance, and get in touch.
My name is Abraham Kou and I'm an American Chinese therapist that has a focus in working through trauma, obsessions & compulsions, social anxiety, and substance use problems.
Hi there, my website www.abrahamhkou.com is the best way to check current availability, insurance, and get in touch.
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Robia Smith-Herman
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSS, LSW
Verified Verified
Bala Cynwyd, PA 19004
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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Carla Runnels
Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified Verified
Bala Cynwyd, PA 19004
Our stories often include twists and turns that keep us from moving forward. That may be due to turbulent relationships, use of substances or a loved one struggling with substance use, bouts of depression or anxiety that impacts quality of life, a loved one passing away or our own thinking patterns that influence our behaviors. My role in working with you is assisting you with moving forward, finding solutions or courses of action, and building your toolbox so that you can cope more productively.
Our stories often include twists and turns that keep us from moving forward. That may be due to turbulent relationships, use of substances or a loved one struggling with substance use, bouts of depression or anxiety that impacts quality of life, a loved one passing away or our own thinking patterns that influence our behaviors. My role in working with you is assisting you with moving forward, finding solutions or courses of action, and building your toolbox so that you can cope more productively.
(215) 356-8061 View (215) 356-8061
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Leah Wright
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Bala Cynwyd, PA 19004
I also work with individuals who are struggling with overall mood, anxiety, trauma and a history of substance use.
Does any of this sound like you? You're a mom struggling with the challenges of being a parent. You feel frustrated and overwhelmed by all your responsibilities but then feel guilty for feeling this way. Or maybe you are struggling with trying to conceive. You feel so isolated from your friends and family, social media is an endless reminder of what you don't have. Maybe you are struggling in your relationship.. you became parents and now you feel so disconnected from your partner. You are not alone. I provide you with s safe space to express your challenges and with the tools you need to take your life back.
I also work with individuals who are struggling with overall mood, anxiety, trauma and a history of substance use.
Does any of this sound like you? You're a mom struggling with the challenges of being a parent. You feel frustrated and overwhelmed by all your responsibilities but then feel guilty for feeling this way. Or maybe you are struggling with trying to conceive. You feel so isolated from your friends and family, social media is an endless reminder of what you don't have. Maybe you are struggling in your relationship.. you became parents and now you feel so disconnected from your partner. You are not alone. I provide you with s safe space to express your challenges and with the tools you need to take your life back.
(267) 440-6503 View (267) 440-6503
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Jake Brennan
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified Verified
Bala Cynwyd, PA 19004
I believe we all carry a wealth of past experiences, and that this often involves old or unhealed wounds. Sometimes this presents as feelings of disconnection, depression, racing thoughts or anxiety, sometimes as substance use, self-harming behavior, or relationship problems. Wherever you are at, I will work to build a relationship together which we can use to explore your life and where you are now with the goal of moving forward and growing in whatever ways you want. The therapist-client relationship is something I value deeply.
I believe we all carry a wealth of past experiences, and that this often involves old or unhealed wounds. Sometimes this presents as feelings of disconnection, depression, racing thoughts or anxiety, sometimes as substance use, self-harming behavior, or relationship problems. Wherever you are at, I will work to build a relationship together which we can use to explore your life and where you are now with the goal of moving forward and growing in whatever ways you want. The therapist-client relationship is something I value deeply.
(609) 900-7551 View (609) 900-7551
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Debora King
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, ATR-BC, LPC
Verified Verified
Bala Cynwyd, PA 19004
As an Art Therapist and Licensed Professional Counselor I am focused on providing person-centered care to help each person feel empowered in their treatment. I specialize in working with adolescences and emerging adults that have been impacted by trauma and substance use through the lifespan. I am motivated to work with my clients as they navigate major life transitions, process trauma, address the root of a problem and develop new healthy coping mechanisms.
As an Art Therapist and Licensed Professional Counselor I am focused on providing person-centered care to help each person feel empowered in their treatment. I specialize in working with adolescences and emerging adults that have been impacted by trauma and substance use through the lifespan. I am motivated to work with my clients as they navigate major life transitions, process trauma, address the root of a problem and develop new healthy coping mechanisms.
(484) 496-1965 View (484) 496-1965
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Sharon Rosenthal
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, NCC
Verified Verified
Bala Cynwyd, PA 19004
I support people with anxiety, depression, anger, self-esteem issues, family conflict, substance use disorders, OCD, trauma and so much more.
My favorite part of helping people is collaborating with my clients. I work together with teens and adults to help them reach their goals, get some relief and learn new ways to cope. As a licensed professional counselor and a Nationally Certified Counselor, my approach is both nurturing and strengths-based. I believe that every person is unique and has the ability to cope and heal.
I support people with anxiety, depression, anger, self-esteem issues, family conflict, substance use disorders, OCD, trauma and so much more.
My favorite part of helping people is collaborating with my clients. I work together with teens and adults to help them reach their goals, get some relief and learn new ways to cope. As a licensed professional counselor and a Nationally Certified Counselor, my approach is both nurturing and strengths-based. I believe that every person is unique and has the ability to cope and heal.
(267) 209-6601 View (267) 209-6601
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Gary Ames
Psychologist
Verified Verified
Bala Cynwyd, PA 19004
I love my approach to brain wave training with neurofeedback. It is broadly effective at producing substantial results in your life that are enduring. Most often I see people with anxiety, depression, insomnia, ADHD, migraine, PTSD, addictions, bipolar and autism. I believe that most people with psychological issues have brain wave activity that is either over-aroused or under-aroused. That is, either too much or too little brain wave activity in either the fast or slow frequencies. Mental problems are a timing issue in the brain. These timing issues can be corrected by practicing a better way to function.
I love my approach to brain wave training with neurofeedback. It is broadly effective at producing substantial results in your life that are enduring. Most often I see people with anxiety, depression, insomnia, ADHD, migraine, PTSD, addictions, bipolar and autism. I believe that most people with psychological issues have brain wave activity that is either over-aroused or under-aroused. That is, either too much or too little brain wave activity in either the fast or slow frequencies. Mental problems are a timing issue in the brain. These timing issues can be corrected by practicing a better way to function.
(610) 546-2154 View (610) 546-2154
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Harris W Stern
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Bala Cynwyd, PA 19004  (Online Only)
I have many years experience helping people who have anxiety, depression, addictions, compulsive behavior disorders (food, sex, gambling) and all kinds of relational challenges. I call myself a Wholistic Existential Psychologist, indicating that I work from a Depth Psychology perspective that emphasizes each person's unique life and the interaction of mind, body and spirit in finding balance and personal integration. I believe that a healing relationship is at the core of successful psychotherapy. I also believe that Psychotherapy is a process of completing unfinished business and rewriting negative personal narratives into more positive life stories.
I have many years experience helping people who have anxiety, depression, addictions, compulsive behavior disorders (food, sex, gambling) and all kinds of relational challenges. I call myself a Wholistic Existential Psychologist, indicating that I work from a Depth Psychology perspective that emphasizes each person's unique life and the interaction of mind, body and spirit in finding balance and personal integration. I believe that a healing relationship is at the core of successful psychotherapy. I also believe that Psychotherapy is a process of completing unfinished business and rewriting negative personal narratives into more positive life stories.
(610) 915-8703 View (610) 915-8703
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Yona Davidson
Psychologist, PhD, CAADC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Bala Cynwyd, PA 19004
Dr. Davidson is a licensed Psychologist and Certified Advanced Alcohol & Drug Counselor (CAADC) in Pennsylvania. His training in psychology focused on identity, addiction, & trauma at Harvard University (Masters, 2014) & Temple University (Ph.D., 2019). He specializes in couples/family therapy & the treatment of addiction & trauma.
Dr. Davidson is a licensed Psychologist and Certified Advanced Alcohol & Drug Counselor (CAADC) in Pennsylvania. His training in psychology focused on identity, addiction, & trauma at Harvard University (Masters, 2014) & Temple University (Ph.D., 2019). He specializes in couples/family therapy & the treatment of addiction & trauma.
(215) 337-2999 View (215) 337-2999
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Kent C Matthies
Pre-Licensed Professional, MFT, MDiv
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Bala Cynwyd, PA 19004
I am passionate about working with clients to help them change behavior that does not serve them. I work effectively with people who are hungry to find more resilient, healthy and joyful ways of living.
I am passionate about working with clients to help them change behavior that does not serve them. I work effectively with people who are hungry to find more resilient, healthy and joyful ways of living.
(215) 876-0241 View (215) 876-0241
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Carla P McCleary
Licensed Professional Counselor, MEd, LPC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Bala Cynwyd, PA 19004  (Online Only)
I provide support, insight and respect for my client's individual needs, strengths, struggles and experience. Therapy is a collaborative process. I believe that the client is an expert on their own lives whose openness and honesty is essential in healing and growing. That's why it is so important to build a strong, trusting relationship . My approach is laid back, but I will confront and challenge when necessary. I am very passionate about helping people heal, find acceptance while changing the things they can. I only ask that you be open to the process and help me help you.
I provide support, insight and respect for my client's individual needs, strengths, struggles and experience. Therapy is a collaborative process. I believe that the client is an expert on their own lives whose openness and honesty is essential in healing and growing. That's why it is so important to build a strong, trusting relationship . My approach is laid back, but I will confront and challenge when necessary. I am very passionate about helping people heal, find acceptance while changing the things they can. I only ask that you be open to the process and help me help you.
(610) 364-5595 View (610) 364-5595
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Robert M Pomerantz
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Bala Cynwyd, PA 19004
In my psychology practice I help people address problems of depression, anxiety, coping with stress, adjusting to difficult life changes or events, self-esteem issues, relationship/marital concerns, and work related difficulties. I have a clinical specialty in assessing and treating problems related to drug and alcohol use.
In my psychology practice I help people address problems of depression, anxiety, coping with stress, adjusting to difficult life changes or events, self-esteem issues, relationship/marital concerns, and work related difficulties. I have a clinical specialty in assessing and treating problems related to drug and alcohol use.
(610) 664-8519 View (610) 664-8519
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Eric L. Wilcox
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, LLC
Verified Verified
Bala Cynwyd, PA 19004
I believe that true mastery of ourselves is within each and every one of us. Each person is unique and this means they have something to offer the world. Sometimes it is a matter of getting out of your own way to see just how unique you really are. I have many years of experience working with people with a wide range of challenges. We will collaboratively work to utilize your strengths and enhance your coping skills. I work with each individual in addressing their primary challenges by constructing an individual goal plan that is in accordance with conquering your biggest challenges and becoming the best version of yourself.
I believe that true mastery of ourselves is within each and every one of us. Each person is unique and this means they have something to offer the world. Sometimes it is a matter of getting out of your own way to see just how unique you really are. I have many years of experience working with people with a wide range of challenges. We will collaboratively work to utilize your strengths and enhance your coping skills. I work with each individual in addressing their primary challenges by constructing an individual goal plan that is in accordance with conquering your biggest challenges and becoming the best version of yourself.
(215) 600-1479 View (215) 600-1479
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Pam Kelberg, LCSW, CST Certified Sex Therapist
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSSW, LCSW, CST
Verified Verified
Bala Cynwyd, PA 19004
Do you desire closeness and greater intimacy with your partner or spouse? Do you want to improve communication and avoid arguments? Is your sexual relationship tense? I am a licensed clinical social worker with 20 years experience specializing in relationship counseling and sex therapy. I help couples learn how to best listen and communicate needs clearly so that you and your partner can feel close again. I have been told that I am keenly in tune with my clients. I understand that seeking therapy, although not always an easy decision is a wonderful opportunity to restore your relationship with your partner/spouse or family member.
Do you desire closeness and greater intimacy with your partner or spouse? Do you want to improve communication and avoid arguments? Is your sexual relationship tense? I am a licensed clinical social worker with 20 years experience specializing in relationship counseling and sex therapy. I help couples learn how to best listen and communicate needs clearly so that you and your partner can feel close again. I have been told that I am keenly in tune with my clients. I understand that seeking therapy, although not always an easy decision is a wonderful opportunity to restore your relationship with your partner/spouse or family member.
(267) 544-9992 View (267) 544-9992
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Therapy for Kids
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Bala Cynwyd, PA 19004
As a parent, it can be difficult to know if or why your child is struggling. For younger kids, behavioral issues such as tantrums, extreme shyness, aggression, defiance, social or school issues are actually signs of anxiety, depression, grief, or low self esteem. We work with kids ages 5 and up, using play therapy and other engaging techniques to connect with your child on their level. Similarly, for adolescents, too mental health struggles can be dismissed as "teen angst." We work with adolescents ages 10-19 struggling with anxiety, depression, trauma, anger, ADHD, eating disorders, self esteem and more.
As a parent, it can be difficult to know if or why your child is struggling. For younger kids, behavioral issues such as tantrums, extreme shyness, aggression, defiance, social or school issues are actually signs of anxiety, depression, grief, or low self esteem. We work with kids ages 5 and up, using play therapy and other engaging techniques to connect with your child on their level. Similarly, for adolescents, too mental health struggles can be dismissed as "teen angst." We work with adolescents ages 10-19 struggling with anxiety, depression, trauma, anger, ADHD, eating disorders, self esteem and more.
(484) 734-1712 View (484) 734-1712
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Dr. Keisha Kai Hankins
PhD, MSW
Verified Verified
Bala Cynwyd, PA 19004  (Online Only)
When human beings experience distress or severe life stressors, it is not unusual for their lives to unravel. My significant desire is creating therapeutic interventions to individuals who have been through a traumatic/stressful experience. I help my clients, who include children, adults, and families, to find healthy visions of themselves and aid their relationships. I know that no single method is the right one for every individual, and so I have experience in a range of modalities including TF-CBT, CBT, Motivational Interviewing.
When human beings experience distress or severe life stressors, it is not unusual for their lives to unravel. My significant desire is creating therapeutic interventions to individuals who have been through a traumatic/stressful experience. I help my clients, who include children, adults, and families, to find healthy visions of themselves and aid their relationships. I know that no single method is the right one for every individual, and so I have experience in a range of modalities including TF-CBT, CBT, Motivational Interviewing.
(484) 559-1721 View (484) 559-1721
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Annarita Gentile
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSS, LSW, ACSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Bala Cynwyd, PA 19004
I have extensive experience working with individuals and couples who are seeking relief from pain, suffering and confusion. I work best with folks hoping to be part of process leading to a quick resolution. Once initial concerns are addressed, I find working with someone interested in additional explorations into the root of their issues, very rewarding.
I have extensive experience working with individuals and couples who are seeking relief from pain, suffering and confusion. I work best with folks hoping to be part of process leading to a quick resolution. Once initial concerns are addressed, I find working with someone interested in additional explorations into the root of their issues, very rewarding.
(484) 550-7094 View (484) 550-7094
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Healing and Hope Therapy with Ayana N. Short, LCSW
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Bala Cynwyd, PA 19004  (Online Only)
Hi there! I am passionate about helping adults and adolescents improve the quality of their life by providing a supportive, empathetic, and understanding space to work through current struggles or a hurtful past. We'll use each session to identify and process your stressors, thoughts, and emotions. We can discover strategies and skills to help navigate the challenges and feelings that arise on the road toward gentle healing.
Hi there! I am passionate about helping adults and adolescents improve the quality of their life by providing a supportive, empathetic, and understanding space to work through current struggles or a hurtful past. We'll use each session to identify and process your stressors, thoughts, and emotions. We can discover strategies and skills to help navigate the challenges and feelings that arise on the road toward gentle healing.
(484) 310-6809 View (484) 310-6809
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Dr Sarah Ullman
Licensed Professional Counselor, PhD
Verified Verified
Bala Cynwyd, PA 19004  (Online Only)
I believe in the power of research-driven, neuroscience-based treatment because healing begins with knowing. I am a neuroscience-trained cognitive-behaviorist with a PhD in clinical psychology, and 40 years of clinical expertise in the assessment and psychotherapy for problems with PTSD, Childhood Trauma, and Addiction, for individuals and couples including veterans and active-duty military. If you suffer from trauma or addiction (drugs, alcohol, sex, gambling, pornography, internet/gaming), you are welcome to be seen in my office, anywhere in the country, or around the world through telehealth web-therapy.
I believe in the power of research-driven, neuroscience-based treatment because healing begins with knowing. I am a neuroscience-trained cognitive-behaviorist with a PhD in clinical psychology, and 40 years of clinical expertise in the assessment and psychotherapy for problems with PTSD, Childhood Trauma, and Addiction, for individuals and couples including veterans and active-duty military. If you suffer from trauma or addiction (drugs, alcohol, sex, gambling, pornography, internet/gaming), you are welcome to be seen in my office, anywhere in the country, or around the world through telehealth web-therapy.
(484) 469-9632 View (484) 469-9632

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.