Substance Use Therapists in Upper Darby, PA

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Michael M. Green
Licensed Professional Counselor, MDiv, MA, LPC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Upper Darby, PA 19082
As a Licensed Professional Counselor I provide therapy to individuals, couples, and families. I have several years of experience working with a diverse array of people and have had the privilege to walk alongside people as they navigated a variety of life conditions and issues. I treat individuals that are dealing with such issues as anxiety, depression, self-esteem issues, divorce recovery, grief and loss, ADHD, anger and conduct issues, trauma, substance use and abuse issues, gambling, sexual and process addictions, addict in the family issues, codependency, attachment issues, personality disorders, and spiritual conflicts.
As a Licensed Professional Counselor I provide therapy to individuals, couples, and families. I have several years of experience working with a diverse array of people and have had the privilege to walk alongside people as they navigated a variety of life conditions and issues. I treat individuals that are dealing with such issues as anxiety, depression, self-esteem issues, divorce recovery, grief and loss, ADHD, anger and conduct issues, trauma, substance use and abuse issues, gambling, sexual and process addictions, addict in the family issues, codependency, attachment issues, personality disorders, and spiritual conflicts.
(484) 222-4971 View (484) 222-4971
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Allyson Sproul
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, CAADC
Verified Verified
Upper Darby, PA 19082
I work with people needing support for substance use disorder, anxiety, and depression. Not sure if you fall into those categories, but still feel like counseling could help? No problem! Call or email for a free consultation and get one step closer to creating the healthier life you deserve. Together we can develop your treatment plan and help you get on track to feeling better and accomplishing your goals. Treatment plans are created together, include evidence based interventions and mindfulness skills. You can create change in your life and I am honored for the opportunity to join you on your journey.
I work with people needing support for substance use disorder, anxiety, and depression. Not sure if you fall into those categories, but still feel like counseling could help? No problem! Call or email for a free consultation and get one step closer to creating the healthier life you deserve. Together we can develop your treatment plan and help you get on track to feeling better and accomplishing your goals. Treatment plans are created together, include evidence based interventions and mindfulness skills. You can create change in your life and I am honored for the opportunity to join you on your journey.
(610) 632-5036 View (610) 632-5036
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Sarah Shaffer
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Upper Darby, PA 19082
If you are feeling stuck, conflicted or just wanting to bounce ideas for change, then an honest conversation is the place to start! Specialties include: Gen X Women, Caregivers of Aging Parents or Special Needs Children, Depression/Anxiety, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder and Career Transitions. I work in an honest and accountable environment, offering the space to embrace chaos and keep moving forward.
If you are feeling stuck, conflicted or just wanting to bounce ideas for change, then an honest conversation is the place to start! Specialties include: Gen X Women, Caregivers of Aging Parents or Special Needs Children, Depression/Anxiety, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder and Career Transitions. I work in an honest and accountable environment, offering the space to embrace chaos and keep moving forward.
(610) 222-5875 View (610) 222-5875
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Rochelle Polao
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
Upper Darby, PA 19082
I can help you lead a happier, more fulfilling life by resolving the issues that hold you back. Specialties include Parenting, Relationships, Divorce, Depression, Anxiety, Chemical Dependency; Addictions, including Gambling & Sexual Compulsivity), Recovery Issues; Assessment for ADHD/ADD in children & adults; Bereavement; Career and life changes. Call me at 610-853-9431. .
I can help you lead a happier, more fulfilling life by resolving the issues that hold you back. Specialties include Parenting, Relationships, Divorce, Depression, Anxiety, Chemical Dependency; Addictions, including Gambling & Sexual Compulsivity), Recovery Issues; Assessment for ADHD/ADD in children & adults; Bereavement; Career and life changes. Call me at 610-853-9431. .
(610) 853-9431 View (610) 853-9431
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Lifebulb Counseling & Therapy
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
Upper Darby, PA 19082  (Online Only)
Working with us you'll get results. Because we believe you're best served by a clinician who's passionate about not only their work, but who they work with as well. That's why we started Lifebulb - We're committed to building an organization that truly allows therapists to get back to enjoying their work, so you, our client, can receive the highest quality therapy services, whether in person at one of our locations or online through telehealth. We hire only highly trained and educated, licensed clinicians dedicated to the therapy process. We're confident we can help you achieve your therapy goals.
Working with us you'll get results. Because we believe you're best served by a clinician who's passionate about not only their work, but who they work with as well. That's why we started Lifebulb - We're committed to building an organization that truly allows therapists to get back to enjoying their work, so you, our client, can receive the highest quality therapy services, whether in person at one of our locations or online through telehealth. We hire only highly trained and educated, licensed clinicians dedicated to the therapy process. We're confident we can help you achieve your therapy goals.
(610) 819-7245 View (610) 819-7245
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Shana Williams
Pre-Licensed Professional, MHS
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Upper Darby, PA 19082
I believe we should all have access to a space where we can be open and honest with who we are and what we need to thrive. It is important to me that I support individuals in cultivating such a space with safety and freedom of feelings, thoughts and emotions. We all deserve a chance to thrive in life and find some sense of peace and understanding of experiences that make us who we are. I am here to challenge any notions that you cannot be your best self and find solace in that.
I believe we should all have access to a space where we can be open and honest with who we are and what we need to thrive. It is important to me that I support individuals in cultivating such a space with safety and freedom of feelings, thoughts and emotions. We all deserve a chance to thrive in life and find some sense of peace and understanding of experiences that make us who we are. I am here to challenge any notions that you cannot be your best self and find solace in that.
(267) 633-8981 View (267) 633-8981
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Megan M. Moore
Psychologist, PsyD, ABPP
Verified Verified
Upper Darby, PA 19082
Waitlist for new clients
I believe that the key to change in psychotherapy is creating a safe environment in which you can explore the issues that brought you into therapy, and developing new ways of coping with them. This is facilitated by my focus on building a strong and mutually trusting therapeutic relationship. I utilize an insight-oriented approach when underlying factors are contributing to emotional pain, but I also use cognitive behavioral strategies, mindfulness/relaxation, and problem solving to help people find the right solutions for them.
I believe that the key to change in psychotherapy is creating a safe environment in which you can explore the issues that brought you into therapy, and developing new ways of coping with them. This is facilitated by my focus on building a strong and mutually trusting therapeutic relationship. I utilize an insight-oriented approach when underlying factors are contributing to emotional pain, but I also use cognitive behavioral strategies, mindfulness/relaxation, and problem solving to help people find the right solutions for them.
(610) 813-2196 View (610) 813-2196
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Valerie Anne Davis
Verified Verified
Upper Darby, PA 19082
I specialize in helping clients to become focused as they set their goals through the challenging events that is taking place in their lives. I help them to see that they do not have to be in fear when it comes to setting their goals. They can relax while setting their goals one at a time at a pace that is comfortable for them.
I specialize in helping clients to become focused as they set their goals through the challenging events that is taking place in their lives. I help them to see that they do not have to be in fear when it comes to setting their goals. They can relax while setting their goals one at a time at a pace that is comfortable for them.
(267) 613-9514 View (267) 613-9514
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Catrina Henry
Pre-Licensed Professional, L, M, H, C, A
Verified Verified
Upper Darby, PA 19082  (Online Only)
Each client comes with some for of trauma whether acute, and complex which causes involuntary trauma responses. There are clients who have relationship conflict causing emotional and mood instability that possibly interrupt functionality. Clients are seeking understanding and most of all resolutions to mental, emotional, relational, spiritual and occupational barriers that are in need of hard stops to just have basic quality of life.
Each client comes with some for of trauma whether acute, and complex which causes involuntary trauma responses. There are clients who have relationship conflict causing emotional and mood instability that possibly interrupt functionality. Clients are seeking understanding and most of all resolutions to mental, emotional, relational, spiritual and occupational barriers that are in need of hard stops to just have basic quality of life.
(215) 678-8585 View (215) 678-8585
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Taking Time to Care
Pre-Licensed Professional, BS, MS, LBC
Verified Verified
Upper Darby, PA 19082
My goal is to allow client to openly address their levels of fear, depression and issues relating to their disorder. Many factors from past encounters result in high levels of depression and mental health conditions. My goal is to allow my client to address these fears and use my services as a three stage process to function independently with the least amount of medication and therapeutic interventions as possible. My overall goal is to address condition using alternative therapeutic problem solving interventions, while at the same time helping them to make changes based on their current condition. Phone session is free!!!
My goal is to allow client to openly address their levels of fear, depression and issues relating to their disorder. Many factors from past encounters result in high levels of depression and mental health conditions. My goal is to allow my client to address these fears and use my services as a three stage process to function independently with the least amount of medication and therapeutic interventions as possible. My overall goal is to address condition using alternative therapeutic problem solving interventions, while at the same time helping them to make changes based on their current condition. Phone session is free!!!
(267) 933-2651 View (267) 933-2651
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Timothy McDonald Jr
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Upper Darby, PA 19082
(610) 632-5074 View (610) 632-5074

More Therapists Nearby

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Chris J Malanga
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified Verified
6 Endorsed
Havertown, PA 19083
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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Jesse J. Suh
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
Lower Merion, PA 19083
I am a licensed clinical psychologist with extensive experience working with adolescents, adults and families in psychotherapy, consultations and evaluations. (A) Treatments for substance and behavioral addiction have been a special area of interest and expertise, and I work closely with individuals who have concerns about their substance use, gambling or internet/gaming overuse. (B) I specialize in working with couples and families who experience relational difficulties and disruptive family functioning, between parents or in parent-child relations. (C) As a Korean-American clinician, I conduct evaluations and therapy with Asian-American young adults and their families.
I am a licensed clinical psychologist with extensive experience working with adolescents, adults and families in psychotherapy, consultations and evaluations. (A) Treatments for substance and behavioral addiction have been a special area of interest and expertise, and I work closely with individuals who have concerns about their substance use, gambling or internet/gaming overuse. (B) I specialize in working with couples and families who experience relational difficulties and disruptive family functioning, between parents or in parent-child relations. (C) As a Korean-American clinician, I conduct evaluations and therapy with Asian-American young adults and their families.
(215) 977-4324 View (215) 977-4324
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Robia Smith-Herman
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSS, LSW
Verified Verified
Havertown, PA 19083
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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Ashley L Greene
Pre-Licensed Professional, MS
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Havertown, PA 19083
If you have come to this page, please be proud of yourself for taking the difficult first step towards healing. It is an honor that you are considering working with me, and I look forward to supporting you in anyway I can. I have clinical experience working with PTSD/trauma, chronic illness, autism spectrum disorder, bipolar disorder, anxiety, depression and substance use. I am a therapist at Serenity Behavioral Health and work with teens & young adults ages 14-28. Serenity offers Intensive Outpatient when stepdown to Outpatient. Services include group, individual, family therapy, med management and more.
If you have come to this page, please be proud of yourself for taking the difficult first step towards healing. It is an honor that you are considering working with me, and I look forward to supporting you in anyway I can. I have clinical experience working with PTSD/trauma, chronic illness, autism spectrum disorder, bipolar disorder, anxiety, depression and substance use. I am a therapist at Serenity Behavioral Health and work with teens & young adults ages 14-28. Serenity offers Intensive Outpatient when stepdown to Outpatient. Services include group, individual, family therapy, med management and more.
(484) 616-2797 View (484) 616-2797
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Onaje Muid
Counselor, DSW, MSW, LMHC, CASAC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Lansdowne, PA 19050
my (our) specialty is trauma, substance use, and cultural alienation from ones' self and family counselor.
all my relations. as a social innovator, transformative social worker, therapist, cultural-centric healer for over 35 years, i work with families, couples and male persons- in that order- whose hearts are ready to resolve psychological issues related to oppression, racism, colorism, and historical trauma. Using cultural enrichment, through a therapy method called psychodrama, wholistic-somatic transformation is intended. In the picture is also my wife, Fatima Hafiz, Ph.D. who is may be available for sessions according to availability. On site service requires an additional fee.
my (our) specialty is trauma, substance use, and cultural alienation from ones' self and family counselor.
all my relations. as a social innovator, transformative social worker, therapist, cultural-centric healer for over 35 years, i work with families, couples and male persons- in that order- whose hearts are ready to resolve psychological issues related to oppression, racism, colorism, and historical trauma. Using cultural enrichment, through a therapy method called psychodrama, wholistic-somatic transformation is intended. In the picture is also my wife, Fatima Hafiz, Ph.D. who is may be available for sessions according to availability. On site service requires an additional fee.
(215) 458-2055 View (215) 458-2055
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Meghan Gilbert
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
Philadelphia, PA 19143  (Online Only)
I have been working in the mental health field for the past 8 years and I have had the opportunity to work with a variety of populations in the field. I have a lot of experiencing working with youth and people who struggle with managing anxiety, depression, stress, family challenges, trauma, and substance use. I have had the opportunity to work with people in different settings like inpatient and outpatient psychiatric care, community based treatment, schools , non-profit agencies, and occupational social work.
I have been working in the mental health field for the past 8 years and I have had the opportunity to work with a variety of populations in the field. I have a lot of experiencing working with youth and people who struggle with managing anxiety, depression, stress, family challenges, trauma, and substance use. I have had the opportunity to work with people in different settings like inpatient and outpatient psychiatric care, community based treatment, schools , non-profit agencies, and occupational social work.
(484) 246-7126 View (484) 246-7126
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The Wellness Center at Grace Lutheran Church
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Havertown, PA 19083
Each counselor at the Wellness Center has their own area of expertise, including: trauma/PTSD, bipolar, depression, anxiety, spirituality, life transitions, parenting, substance use, LGBTQ+, gender/sexuality, relationship/marriage/family, life transitions, chronic mental/physical illness, caregiver support.
At the Wellness Center of Grace Lutheran Church, we help people from all backgrounds navigate life's turning points and challenges. We are licensed and professionally trained clinicians who combine the wisdom, insights, and best evidence based practices of psychological and spiritual care in order to provide holistic healing and care for your mind, body, and spirit. We are an inclusive practice where everyone can discover a renewed sense of identity, belonging, and purpose.
Each counselor at the Wellness Center has their own area of expertise, including: trauma/PTSD, bipolar, depression, anxiety, spirituality, life transitions, parenting, substance use, LGBTQ+, gender/sexuality, relationship/marriage/family, life transitions, chronic mental/physical illness, caregiver support.
At the Wellness Center of Grace Lutheran Church, we help people from all backgrounds navigate life's turning points and challenges. We are licensed and professionally trained clinicians who combine the wisdom, insights, and best evidence based practices of psychological and spiritual care in order to provide holistic healing and care for your mind, body, and spirit. We are an inclusive practice where everyone can discover a renewed sense of identity, belonging, and purpose.
(610) 859-4162 View (610) 859-4162
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Christine Bishop-Edkins
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Havertown, PA 19083
I have worked in a variety of outpatient mental health and substance use facilities.
Life can be challenging at any age and talking with a therapist in a supportive environment can help. I integrate psychodynamic, cognitive behavioral and solution-focused therapies according to your needs and goals for therapy. Regardless of the approach, a good working relationship with you is key to your making progress and feeling better. My clients tell me that they feel comfortable talking with me and that my active listening style helps them discover solutions that work best for them. I bring a broad range of life experiences and a practical approach to therapy drawing from my professional, personal and educational background.
I have worked in a variety of outpatient mental health and substance use facilities.
Life can be challenging at any age and talking with a therapist in a supportive environment can help. I integrate psychodynamic, cognitive behavioral and solution-focused therapies according to your needs and goals for therapy. Regardless of the approach, a good working relationship with you is key to your making progress and feeling better. My clients tell me that they feel comfortable talking with me and that my active listening style helps them discover solutions that work best for them. I bring a broad range of life experiences and a practical approach to therapy drawing from my professional, personal and educational background.
(484) 823-4683 View (484) 823-4683
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Jessica Bonner
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, NCC, CAADC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Havertown, PA 19083
Take a deep breath, close your eyes, unclench your jaw, relax your shoulders. I am so happy you are here! It takes incredible vulnerability to reach out for help & support. I hope you are proud of yourself for taking this first step. Are you struggling with your mental health and/or substance use? Feeling stuck or isolated, depressed or anxious, unfocused or unmotivated? You've reached the right place. This is your space to unwind, vent, work on your mental health, and meet your goals! This is your weekly hour to focus on just YOU.
Take a deep breath, close your eyes, unclench your jaw, relax your shoulders. I am so happy you are here! It takes incredible vulnerability to reach out for help & support. I hope you are proud of yourself for taking this first step. Are you struggling with your mental health and/or substance use? Feeling stuck or isolated, depressed or anxious, unfocused or unmotivated? You've reached the right place. This is your space to unwind, vent, work on your mental health, and meet your goals! This is your weekly hour to focus on just YOU.
(484) 613-3914 View (484) 613-3914

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.