Alcohol Use Therapists in Philadelphia, PA

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Photo of Caitlin Lee, Licensed Professional Counselor in Philadelphia, PA
Caitlin Lee
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
Philadelphia, PA 19102  (Online Only)
Hi there! Do you have difficult relationships in your life that you are trying to navigate? Would you like to better understand how trauma has affected you and your relationships? Would it be helpful to explore your relationship with substance use or medication in a non-judgmental way? Are you struggling with one or more chronic illnesses that impact your mental wellness and quality of life?
Hi there! Do you have difficult relationships in your life that you are trying to navigate? Would you like to better understand how trauma has affected you and your relationships? Would it be helpful to explore your relationship with substance use or medication in a non-judgmental way? Are you struggling with one or more chronic illnesses that impact your mental wellness and quality of life?
(484) 882-0719 View (484) 882-0719
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Linda Case
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
Philadelphia, PA 19130
"Accepting new clients" Are you struggling with stress that is creating anxiety, depression, conflicted relationships or job stress? I can help. I provide a safe and supportive environment to uncover limiting beliefs and behaviors that are preventing you from living your optimal life.
"Accepting new clients" Are you struggling with stress that is creating anxiety, depression, conflicted relationships or job stress? I can help. I provide a safe and supportive environment to uncover limiting beliefs and behaviors that are preventing you from living your optimal life.
(267) 592-6957 View (267) 592-6957
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Perry Liss
Esq, MA
Verified Verified
Philadelphia, PA 19110
While I counsel clients on all mental health related issues, my expertise lies in recovery from addiction/alcoholism, and coping with anxiety, stress & depression. If your goal is to stop drinking/using drugs, to cope with or support a loved one who suffers from addiction/alcoholism, or to cope with anxiety, stress and depression, I can absolutely help you. I know how difficult these issues are, and how important it is to find the right therapist to help you navigate them. I have lived with and overcome issues with addiction, anxiety, and depression. You want someone who personally understands what it's like, and I definitely do.
While I counsel clients on all mental health related issues, my expertise lies in recovery from addiction/alcoholism, and coping with anxiety, stress & depression. If your goal is to stop drinking/using drugs, to cope with or support a loved one who suffers from addiction/alcoholism, or to cope with anxiety, stress and depression, I can absolutely help you. I know how difficult these issues are, and how important it is to find the right therapist to help you navigate them. I have lived with and overcome issues with addiction, anxiety, and depression. You want someone who personally understands what it's like, and I definitely do.
(267) 668-2021 View (267) 668-2021
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Colette A Grosso
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW, MEd
Verified Verified
8 Endorsed
Philadelphia, PA 19102
I specialize in working with achievement-oriented folks across the gender and sexuality spectrum who may experience anxiety, relationship stress, CPTSD, complicated grief, substance abuse, codependency, and difficulty with emotionally immature parents. I have 10+ years of experience working with adults in Philadelphia. My work with clients is relationally based and is influenced by somatic experiencing, Internal Family Systems, and mindfulness techniques.
I specialize in working with achievement-oriented folks across the gender and sexuality spectrum who may experience anxiety, relationship stress, CPTSD, complicated grief, substance abuse, codependency, and difficulty with emotionally immature parents. I have 10+ years of experience working with adults in Philadelphia. My work with clients is relationally based and is influenced by somatic experiencing, Internal Family Systems, and mindfulness techniques.
(484) 559-6756 View (484) 559-6756
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Thomas A Bartlett
Psychologist, MA, FIPA
Verified Verified
Philadelphia, PA 19146
Covid-19: Meet by Zoom or in person. For over 30 years, I have offered attentive and thoughtful psychotherapy and psychoanalysis in a comfortable home office with a private waiting area. My style has been described as welcoming, engaging, flexible and "serious yet playful". I work with a wide range of problems: work and relationships struggles, depression, anxiety, insomnia, alcohol abuse, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, personality disorders and many other matters people bring up. I am slow to recommend medication, but work in concert with a number of psychiatrists should either of us believe medication might be beneficial.
Covid-19: Meet by Zoom or in person. For over 30 years, I have offered attentive and thoughtful psychotherapy and psychoanalysis in a comfortable home office with a private waiting area. My style has been described as welcoming, engaging, flexible and "serious yet playful". I work with a wide range of problems: work and relationships struggles, depression, anxiety, insomnia, alcohol abuse, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, personality disorders and many other matters people bring up. I am slow to recommend medication, but work in concert with a number of psychiatrists should either of us believe medication might be beneficial.
(267) 419-6440 View (267) 419-6440
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Kristen Dieter
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LSW
Verified Verified
Philadelphia, PA 19103
An ideal client would present with their struggle in transparency, with the desire to grow, and put in the work to achieve goals. That could be managing emotions, holding a job, rebuilding relationships, or perhaps implementing more self-care. A client who wants to heal, find peace, and promote balance and autonomy. I am very easygoing, and really like to showcase my ability to promote a safe trusting environment. It is okay to feel uncomfortable or overwhelmed in life; I hope to encourage and normalize the need to take care of ourselves.
An ideal client would present with their struggle in transparency, with the desire to grow, and put in the work to achieve goals. That could be managing emotions, holding a job, rebuilding relationships, or perhaps implementing more self-care. A client who wants to heal, find peace, and promote balance and autonomy. I am very easygoing, and really like to showcase my ability to promote a safe trusting environment. It is okay to feel uncomfortable or overwhelmed in life; I hope to encourage and normalize the need to take care of ourselves.
(267) 609-8854 View (267) 609-8854
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Victor Tsan
MD, LAC, CHP
Verified Verified
Philadelphia, PA 19115
My name is Dr. Tsan and I'm medical doctor, certified hypnotherapist, homeopath, acupuncturist and reiki master. I am also the Medical Director of Viva Healthy Life - The Center for Holistic Medicine. In this center all holistic modalities reside under one roof. Holistic treatment is my specialty and I use it in my medical practice during the period of last 40+ years. The core concept of acupuncture is related to the chi energy that presents in our body. Hypnotherapy is a technique that combines the power of suggestion and an altered state of consciousness to change in behavior.
My name is Dr. Tsan and I'm medical doctor, certified hypnotherapist, homeopath, acupuncturist and reiki master. I am also the Medical Director of Viva Healthy Life - The Center for Holistic Medicine. In this center all holistic modalities reside under one roof. Holistic treatment is my specialty and I use it in my medical practice during the period of last 40+ years. The core concept of acupuncture is related to the chi energy that presents in our body. Hypnotherapy is a technique that combines the power of suggestion and an altered state of consciousness to change in behavior.
(267) 460-4560 View (267) 460-4560
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Joseph A Ofalt
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
Philadelphia, PA 19119
At times you may feel too depleted to consider making needed changes in your life, or to know what is even possible to change. Old coping mechanisms no longer work so well, bringing diminishing returns and unhappiness. It may take a crisis to be ready to seek help. Psychotherapy can reveal ways of replacing the behavior patterns and symptoms that cause us trouble with real solutions. Using the insights of existential and psychodynamic perspectives of psychology - including dream work - as a basis, I will help you understand yourself, care for yourself, and discover strength and meaning wherever you may find yourself in your life.
At times you may feel too depleted to consider making needed changes in your life, or to know what is even possible to change. Old coping mechanisms no longer work so well, bringing diminishing returns and unhappiness. It may take a crisis to be ready to seek help. Psychotherapy can reveal ways of replacing the behavior patterns and symptoms that cause us trouble with real solutions. Using the insights of existential and psychodynamic perspectives of psychology - including dream work - as a basis, I will help you understand yourself, care for yourself, and discover strength and meaning wherever you may find yourself in your life.
(267) 651-1287 View (267) 651-1287
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Deborah E. Blastic
Drug & Alcohol Counselor, CADC, BS
Verified Verified
Philadelphia, PA 19147
Deborah's career in addictions counseling began in 1992 at Eugenia Psychiatric Hospital. There she was a vital member of the "Safe Haven" staff; specializing in providing an environment of healing for sexually abused and addicted women. Her specialty groups consisted of issues related to addiction, sexual abuse, eating disorders and anger management. Her work at Eugenia also included extensive counseling with adolescents as well as the general population. Deborah's commitment to those suffering from addictions led her to Villanova University, where she achieved her Certification in Addictions Counseling.
Deborah's career in addictions counseling began in 1992 at Eugenia Psychiatric Hospital. There she was a vital member of the "Safe Haven" staff; specializing in providing an environment of healing for sexually abused and addicted women. Her specialty groups consisted of issues related to addiction, sexual abuse, eating disorders and anger management. Her work at Eugenia also included extensive counseling with adolescents as well as the general population. Deborah's commitment to those suffering from addictions led her to Villanova University, where she achieved her Certification in Addictions Counseling.
(856) 261-9246 View (856) 261-9246
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Melissa Avery
Licensed Professional Counselor, MSEd
Verified Verified
Philadelphia, PA 19147  (Online Only)
I believe the most important element of effective psychotherapy is the genuine connection between the patient and therapist. My approach to therapy is interactive, supportive, and empathetic. I see psychotherapy as a creative process and my patients as co-partners in this process of exploration and discovery. It is my goal to provide a safe and comfortable environment for you to present your challenges, needs, and goals, and for these topics to be met with empathy and without judgement. You have all the strength you need inside you; it is my goal to assist you in accessing that strength and utilizing it on your journey.
I believe the most important element of effective psychotherapy is the genuine connection between the patient and therapist. My approach to therapy is interactive, supportive, and empathetic. I see psychotherapy as a creative process and my patients as co-partners in this process of exploration and discovery. It is my goal to provide a safe and comfortable environment for you to present your challenges, needs, and goals, and for these topics to be met with empathy and without judgement. You have all the strength you need inside you; it is my goal to assist you in accessing that strength and utilizing it on your journey.
(267) 263-7590 View (267) 263-7590
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Jeremy Frank and Associates
Psychologist, PhD, CADC
Verified Verified
28 Endorsed
Philadelphia, PA 19103
Addiction psychology, alcohol and drug counseling is what we do. I am unusual as a director of this practice because I am 1) a psychologist 2) a certified alcohol and drug counselor and 3) I'm over 30 years sober myself but 4) I don't insist that people be sober if they don't want to be or aren't ready. This approach is called, "harm reduction". While we offer counseling for compulsive behaviors like, gambling, internet, computer and gaming addictions, our focus is relationships, depression, anxiety and other mental health & psychological treatment & counseling. We each have specific specialties and practice very similarly.
Addiction psychology, alcohol and drug counseling is what we do. I am unusual as a director of this practice because I am 1) a psychologist 2) a certified alcohol and drug counselor and 3) I'm over 30 years sober myself but 4) I don't insist that people be sober if they don't want to be or aren't ready. This approach is called, "harm reduction". While we offer counseling for compulsive behaviors like, gambling, internet, computer and gaming addictions, our focus is relationships, depression, anxiety and other mental health & psychological treatment & counseling. We each have specific specialties and practice very similarly.
(215) 607-2160 View (215) 607-2160
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Calm Seas Psychotherapy
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MA, LCSWR
Verified Verified
Philadelphia, PA 19099
Are you having difficulty separating your training and work (being "on the job" ) from your home life? Is your work spilling into your personal life? Are you using more alcohol than you think you should? Are some of these things causing problems with promotions and relationships? Do you have nightmares or flashbacks related to previous trauma from the job or the field? Having over 15 years in trauma based therapy I have worked with Military, Police, Probation and Parole officers relating specifically to Trauma on the Job. Let me help you to make your home life and relationships better while overcoming issues related to trauma
Are you having difficulty separating your training and work (being "on the job" ) from your home life? Is your work spilling into your personal life? Are you using more alcohol than you think you should? Are some of these things causing problems with promotions and relationships? Do you have nightmares or flashbacks related to previous trauma from the job or the field? Having over 15 years in trauma based therapy I have worked with Military, Police, Probation and Parole officers relating specifically to Trauma on the Job. Let me help you to make your home life and relationships better while overcoming issues related to trauma
(888) 975-2256 View (888) 975-2256
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Charlie Folks
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Philadelphia, PA 19128
Thanks for taking the time to check out my profile. I have worked in the field of substance use disorder for over 40 years. I have a Masters in Social Work and have had many management positions at addiction treatment facilities throughout the years. My passion is working with patients on an individual basis to help process their issues using evidenced-based treatment modalities while also building strong support networks of recovery.
Thanks for taking the time to check out my profile. I have worked in the field of substance use disorder for over 40 years. I have a Masters in Social Work and have had many management positions at addiction treatment facilities throughout the years. My passion is working with patients on an individual basis to help process their issues using evidenced-based treatment modalities while also building strong support networks of recovery.
(267) 214-5027 View (267) 214-5027
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Adam C Brooks
Psychologist, MA, PhD
Verified Verified
Philadelphia, PA 19103
NOTE: I now accept insurance through Headway.co for clients in New York State ONLY -- If that changes for clients in other states, I will update here. How we think about our history, experiences, and relationships can center us, or can throw us off-balance and cause us to get stuck. I help clients examine how they are spending their time and energy and help them to make manageable change in line with their values. As we work together, we will uncover what it is you value -- what is important to you. We will work together to make shifts to increase happiness and lead to greater connectedness and clarity.
NOTE: I now accept insurance through Headway.co for clients in New York State ONLY -- If that changes for clients in other states, I will update here. How we think about our history, experiences, and relationships can center us, or can throw us off-balance and cause us to get stuck. I help clients examine how they are spending their time and energy and help them to make manageable change in line with their values. As we work together, we will uncover what it is you value -- what is important to you. We will work together to make shifts to increase happiness and lead to greater connectedness and clarity.
(267) 223-0949 View (267) 223-0949
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Jill Verofsky
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC
Verified Verified
Philadelphia, PA 19103
I have 12 years of experience in working with individuals with substance use disorder covering a wide range of concerns such as addiction, alcoholism, depression, anxiety and dual diagnosis issues. I have also worked with patients whom have struggled with trauma and abuse of all forms. These issues can be seriously debilitating and it is important to be proactive in developing individualized treatment plans.
I have 12 years of experience in working with individuals with substance use disorder covering a wide range of concerns such as addiction, alcoholism, depression, anxiety and dual diagnosis issues. I have also worked with patients whom have struggled with trauma and abuse of all forms. These issues can be seriously debilitating and it is important to be proactive in developing individualized treatment plans.
(267) 763-3485 View (267) 763-3485
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Brian Gadinski
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Philadelphia, PA 19019  (Online Only)
I am licensed in Pennsylvania with 4 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, coping with addictions, self-esteem, and confidence.
I am licensed in Pennsylvania with 4 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, coping with addictions, self-esteem, and confidence.
(856) 406-5352 View (856) 406-5352
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Maggie Hunt
Drug & Alcohol Counselor, MS, CAADC
Verified Verified
Philadelphia, PA 19019  (Online Only)
My ideal clients are individuals interested in embarking on self-discovery and healing. Whether you're taking your first steps toward recovery or seeking to overcome longstanding challenges, I am here to support you every step of the way. Together, we can work towards creating a life filled with purpose, fulfillment, and lasting well-being.
My ideal clients are individuals interested in embarking on self-discovery and healing. Whether you're taking your first steps toward recovery or seeking to overcome longstanding challenges, I am here to support you every step of the way. Together, we can work towards creating a life filled with purpose, fulfillment, and lasting well-being.
(717) 915-5891 View (717) 915-5891
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Jill Lamar
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, MA
Verified Verified
Philadelphia, PA 19107
Jill Lamar is a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) in the state of Pennsylvania. Jill’s specialties include helping clients with anxiety, depression, grief, couples therapy, and working with adolescents and clients in their 20s, adjusting to the challenges of life and the changes they bring, as well as perceived academic or vocational underperformance. Jill treats survivors of abuse of all kinds, as well as those who struggle with addictions and other compulsive behaviors, and (in conjunction with a medical professional) dual-diagnosis conditions.
Jill Lamar is a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) in the state of Pennsylvania. Jill’s specialties include helping clients with anxiety, depression, grief, couples therapy, and working with adolescents and clients in their 20s, adjusting to the challenges of life and the changes they bring, as well as perceived academic or vocational underperformance. Jill treats survivors of abuse of all kinds, as well as those who struggle with addictions and other compulsive behaviors, and (in conjunction with a medical professional) dual-diagnosis conditions.
(339) 218-3090 View (339) 218-3090
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Derik B Moore
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
Philadelphia, PA 19102
Hi, I'm Derik Moore, LCSW. I worked as an outpatient psychotherapist and clinical supervisor for 10 years in the community mental health realm prior to establishing my own practice. I began my career working with those living with HIV as an activist in the mid-1990s in Newark and New Brunswick, NJ, where I engaged in street outreach and advocated for a harm reduction approach. This work informed my commitment to public health and to exploring how economic and sociological factors play significant roles in the ways we move through the world. I have also been a musician for nearly 40 years and offer virtual and in-person drum lessons.
Hi, I'm Derik Moore, LCSW. I worked as an outpatient psychotherapist and clinical supervisor for 10 years in the community mental health realm prior to establishing my own practice. I began my career working with those living with HIV as an activist in the mid-1990s in Newark and New Brunswick, NJ, where I engaged in street outreach and advocated for a harm reduction approach. This work informed my commitment to public health and to exploring how economic and sociological factors play significant roles in the ways we move through the world. I have also been a musician for nearly 40 years and offer virtual and in-person drum lessons.
(610) 600-1396 View (610) 600-1396
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Pamela Goffman Snyder
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, TEP, CIRT
Verified Verified
Philadelphia, PA 19103  (Online Only)
TESTIMONIAL. Prior to meeting Pamela Goffman I was desperately seeking a psychotherapist who could help me with my deep depression and feelings of emptiness and loneliness. For a period of five years I counseled with four different therapists to seek peace in my life. My life was a mess during my five year search, I had hit rock bottom. It had to be divine intervention that lead me to Pamela Goffman. While the four previous therapists talked me through my immediate issue(s), Pamela quickly identified the core of my pain and we began our journey of healing together.
TESTIMONIAL. Prior to meeting Pamela Goffman I was desperately seeking a psychotherapist who could help me with my deep depression and feelings of emptiness and loneliness. For a period of five years I counseled with four different therapists to seek peace in my life. My life was a mess during my five year search, I had hit rock bottom. It had to be divine intervention that lead me to Pamela Goffman. While the four previous therapists talked me through my immediate issue(s), Pamela quickly identified the core of my pain and we began our journey of healing together.
(215) 607-8433 View (215) 607-8433

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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.