Alcohol Use Therapists in Nashville, TN

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Photo of Daniel DiPerna, Psychologist in Nashville, TN
Daniel DiPerna
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
Nashville, TN 37212
anxiety, depression, trauma, drug/alcohol use, relationship problems).
Psychotherapy is a healing process which I am honored to be a part of. I greatly respect your decision to seek change, and I will work diligently to help you. Suffering is universal but you are unique; we will collaborate to understand what ails you and create an individualized therapy experience. I listen closely, empathize deeply, and maintain a curious, open-minded stance to build an authentic bond, which is paramount in healing. Within the safety of our therapeutic relationship I will help you explore, understand, and bring about the changes you want.
anxiety, depression, trauma, drug/alcohol use, relationship problems).
Psychotherapy is a healing process which I am honored to be a part of. I greatly respect your decision to seek change, and I will work diligently to help you. Suffering is universal but you are unique; we will collaborate to understand what ails you and create an individualized therapy experience. I listen closely, empathize deeply, and maintain a curious, open-minded stance to build an authentic bond, which is paramount in healing. Within the safety of our therapeutic relationship I will help you explore, understand, and bring about the changes you want.
(615) 802-7403 View (615) 802-7403
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Stephanie J Shockley
Drug & Alcohol Counselor, MA
Nashville, TN 37203
Specializing in recovery management, I believe a new life without chemical dependency begins once a commitment to change and a desire to discover the true self is sought. Recovery support for individuals and families is my primary focus with studies showing positive outcomes increase with a continuum of care beyond initial treatment.
Specializing in recovery management, I believe a new life without chemical dependency begins once a commitment to change and a desire to discover the true self is sought. Recovery support for individuals and families is my primary focus with studies showing positive outcomes increase with a continuum of care beyond initial treatment.
(615) 800-4512 View (615) 800-4512
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Steven Lepley
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, MHSP
Verified
Nashville, TN 37215
I specialize in early addiction recovery support, grief and trauma counseling along with PTSD of all kinds including combat trauma. I am EMDR trained and also work with chronic pain patients to help reduce or eliminate pain through a specific EMDR protocol.
I specialize in early addiction recovery support, grief and trauma counseling along with PTSD of all kinds including combat trauma. I am EMDR trained and also work with chronic pain patients to help reduce or eliminate pain through a specific EMDR protocol.
(615) 751-8881 View (615) 751-8881
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Sherrie E. McKinney
Drug & Alcohol Counselor, BS, LADACII, NCAC II, PRI
Verified
3 Endorsed
Nashville, TN 37217  (Online Only)
I work with clients who have some desire to move toward abstinence and/or recovery. Many of my clients have experienced negative consequences due to alcohol or drug use, including contact with the criminal justice system, loss of their driver's license, job, children, etc. I provide substance abuse counseling, drug education and an Alcohol and Drug Assessment that will satisfy most state requirements.
I work with clients who have some desire to move toward abstinence and/or recovery. Many of my clients have experienced negative consequences due to alcohol or drug use, including contact with the criminal justice system, loss of their driver's license, job, children, etc. I provide substance abuse counseling, drug education and an Alcohol and Drug Assessment that will satisfy most state requirements.
(615) 454-9428 View (615) 454-9428
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David Hofstetter
Licensed Professional Counselor, LADAC, LPC, MHSP
Verified
Nashville, TN 37205
Success is defined in a number of different ways and is different to every person. However, it does not always translate to the happiness, mental wellness, or contentment that we may expect it to provide. In order to explore our own life satisfaction, we have to identify what brings that joy / fulfillment / purpose and what is standing in the way of these experiences / feelings, that may seem inaccessible for various reasons or in a certain stage of life. I like to say, "we don't know what we don't know," and gaining personal insight takes both time and intentionality. Once gained, this insight can be truly life-changing.
Success is defined in a number of different ways and is different to every person. However, it does not always translate to the happiness, mental wellness, or contentment that we may expect it to provide. In order to explore our own life satisfaction, we have to identify what brings that joy / fulfillment / purpose and what is standing in the way of these experiences / feelings, that may seem inaccessible for various reasons or in a certain stage of life. I like to say, "we don't know what we don't know," and gaining personal insight takes both time and intentionality. Once gained, this insight can be truly life-changing.
(615) 645-2796 View (615) 645-2796
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Jeffrey Allan Browning
Drug & Alcohol Counselor, LADACII
Verified
1 Endorsed
Nashville, TN 37205
Do you or someone you love struggle with addiction? My passion is working with individuals and families dealing with drug and alcohol abuse. Feelings of shame, anger, and confusion are common when faced with this illness. You are not alone! For the past 20 years, I have worked with the best addiction professionals in the country, and bring their collective knowledge and compassion to each individual that I work with. Every client is different, and what works for one person, may not work for another. Together, we can find a solution so you can reclaim your life and your purpose.
Do you or someone you love struggle with addiction? My passion is working with individuals and families dealing with drug and alcohol abuse. Feelings of shame, anger, and confusion are common when faced with this illness. You are not alone! For the past 20 years, I have worked with the best addiction professionals in the country, and bring their collective knowledge and compassion to each individual that I work with. Every client is different, and what works for one person, may not work for another. Together, we can find a solution so you can reclaim your life and your purpose.
(615) 236-6766 View (615) 236-6766
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Help With Anxiety
CAIP, LADAC
Verified
Nashville, TN 37206
Anxiety disorders are the most common mental health concern in America. Over 40 million adults in the U.S. have an anxiety disorder. That is almost 1 in 5 people. Over the past several years, the problem has only been exasperated by the COVID pandemic and the ongoing political tensions. The good news is that anxiety disorders are treatable, and recovery is achievable and sustainable. We will help you identify and examine the types of thinking and fearful self-talk that continue to fuel your unhealthy and extremely unpleasant anxiety. I am here to help, not judge you. Give me a call and let's start discussing some solutions.
Anxiety disorders are the most common mental health concern in America. Over 40 million adults in the U.S. have an anxiety disorder. That is almost 1 in 5 people. Over the past several years, the problem has only been exasperated by the COVID pandemic and the ongoing political tensions. The good news is that anxiety disorders are treatable, and recovery is achievable and sustainable. We will help you identify and examine the types of thinking and fearful self-talk that continue to fuel your unhealthy and extremely unpleasant anxiety. I am here to help, not judge you. Give me a call and let's start discussing some solutions.
(615) 697-6355 View (615) 697-6355
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Brian Hooper Spiritually Integrative Psychotherapy
Pastoral Counselor, MDiv, PsyD, LCPT
Verified
2 Endorsed
Nashville, TN 37205
It is not uncommon for people to come to therapy and say, “I just feel lost.” You may wonder where the meaning has gone. Life is confusing. Sometimes you doubt life itself, and you are forever doubting yourself. You're exhausted! Showing up is the first step in finding yourself. I help you identify your deepest values and passions and adjust your life to live by them; I go deep and you need to know that up front. You will be asked to examine the thoughts you think and to identify your emotions which are always clues to what is below the surface.
It is not uncommon for people to come to therapy and say, “I just feel lost.” You may wonder where the meaning has gone. Life is confusing. Sometimes you doubt life itself, and you are forever doubting yourself. You're exhausted! Showing up is the first step in finding yourself. I help you identify your deepest values and passions and adjust your life to live by them; I go deep and you need to know that up front. You will be asked to examine the thoughts you think and to identify your emotions which are always clues to what is below the surface.
(615) 285-3084 View (615) 285-3084
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William Stewart
MD
Verified
Nashville, TN 37201
GateHouse Treatment is a drug and alcohol rehab center in the Nashville, Tennessee area. We offer Partial Hospitalization (PHP,) Intensive Outpatient (IOP) and Outpatient (OP) services with an associated sober living component to help our clients achieve sobriety. Our medical professionals and staff are focused on the full recovery of the clients that walk through our doors. With decades of experience on the front lines of treating addiction, our professional and certified staff are well equipped to help empower our patients to overcome the helplessness, despair, and guilt that is common with substance abuse.
GateHouse Treatment is a drug and alcohol rehab center in the Nashville, Tennessee area. We offer Partial Hospitalization (PHP,) Intensive Outpatient (IOP) and Outpatient (OP) services with an associated sober living component to help our clients achieve sobriety. Our medical professionals and staff are focused on the full recovery of the clients that walk through our doors. With decades of experience on the front lines of treating addiction, our professional and certified staff are well equipped to help empower our patients to overcome the helplessness, despair, and guilt that is common with substance abuse.
(615) 908-2140 View (615) 908-2140
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Carrie Fraser
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, SD
Verified
Nashville, TN 37221
Asking for help and support is a courageous first step toward wholeness. I provide a safe and non-judgmental space for individuals and couples to navigate their unique struggles and challenges. We will work together to help you identify your goals for building a healthier and more fulfilling life. In our time together we will develop techniques to help you practice and integrate skills to meet your goals. I am trained in Somatic and Attachment focused EMDR trauma therapy with experience working with clients who have experienced trauma or addiction/codependency directly or within their family systems. I am certified in dream work.
Asking for help and support is a courageous first step toward wholeness. I provide a safe and non-judgmental space for individuals and couples to navigate their unique struggles and challenges. We will work together to help you identify your goals for building a healthier and more fulfilling life. In our time together we will develop techniques to help you practice and integrate skills to meet your goals. I am trained in Somatic and Attachment focused EMDR trauma therapy with experience working with clients who have experienced trauma or addiction/codependency directly or within their family systems. I am certified in dream work.
(615) 471-6414 View (615) 471-6414
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New Path Counseling & Consulting PLLC.
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, MHSP
Verified
Nashville, TN 37217
As a solution focused therapist, my goal is to empower you to find your own strengths. My approach to therapy is to assist you to heal from past wounds and cope with current issues in nurturing and non-judgmental manner. I am a Licensed Professional Counselor with experience working with many types of disorders - including learning difficulties, Attention Deficit Disorders, Post Traumatic Stress Disorders, Marital/Relationship problems, Anxiety, and Depression.
As a solution focused therapist, my goal is to empower you to find your own strengths. My approach to therapy is to assist you to heal from past wounds and cope with current issues in nurturing and non-judgmental manner. I am a Licensed Professional Counselor with experience working with many types of disorders - including learning difficulties, Attention Deficit Disorders, Post Traumatic Stress Disorders, Marital/Relationship problems, Anxiety, and Depression.
(615) 455-3227 View (615) 455-3227
Photo of Karen Moran, Drug & Alcohol Counselor in Nashville, TN
Karen Moran
Drug & Alcohol Counselor, LADC II, NCAC II, QCS
Verified
2 Endorsed
Nashville, TN 37210
Change is hard. It's particularly challenging when a lifestyle is built around behaviors that used to work. Fear, guilt, embarrassment, and anger often are a normal part of the process of becoming aware of the need for change. Sometimes these feelings create a barrier to the necessary change that brings relief. If you struggle with problematic substance use, either your own or someone else's, you know these statements are true. You just want reassurance that it is possible for life to be different...easier. It can be. Once a decision is made to take action...any new action...hope begins to come into focus.
Change is hard. It's particularly challenging when a lifestyle is built around behaviors that used to work. Fear, guilt, embarrassment, and anger often are a normal part of the process of becoming aware of the need for change. Sometimes these feelings create a barrier to the necessary change that brings relief. If you struggle with problematic substance use, either your own or someone else's, you know these statements are true. You just want reassurance that it is possible for life to be different...easier. It can be. Once a decision is made to take action...any new action...hope begins to come into focus.
(615) 436-5739 View (615) 436-5739
Photo of Lucy Kozak Cesnik, Pre-Licensed Professional in Nashville, TN
Lucy Kozak Cesnik
Pre-Licensed Professional, MMFT
Verified
Nashville, TN 37212
Are you an executive, entrepreneur, or recording artist facing the pressures of leadership, resulting in stress and burnout that is getting harder to hide? Struggling to strike a harmonious balance between your professional commitments and personal life, which has led to strained relationships and reduced quality of life? Is the isolation that comes with your position making you yearn for genuine connections? Do you find yourself battling decision fatigue, impacting your ability to make well-informed choices? Perhaps you're grappling with imposter syndrome, despite your numerous accomplishments.
Are you an executive, entrepreneur, or recording artist facing the pressures of leadership, resulting in stress and burnout that is getting harder to hide? Struggling to strike a harmonious balance between your professional commitments and personal life, which has led to strained relationships and reduced quality of life? Is the isolation that comes with your position making you yearn for genuine connections? Do you find yourself battling decision fatigue, impacting your ability to make well-informed choices? Perhaps you're grappling with imposter syndrome, despite your numerous accomplishments.
(615) 282-5317 View (615) 282-5317
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Samuel Sheeley
Counselor, MS, LPCMHSP, (temp), NCC
Verified
Nashville, TN 37212
Feeling disconnected, isolated, lonely, or anxious? Does the fear of being judged, rejected, embarrassed make it hard to engage in ways you really want to? Counseling can help. You might be trying to figure out how to face feelings or changes that no one taught you how to handle. You may be figuring out a new move, a new career, and feelings of loneliness. Maybe things like low self-esteem, anxiety, addictions, and issues from your past are getting in the way of you feeling connected and significant. Working with a counselor can help you bravely face those obstacles to help you live feeling more known and connected.
Feeling disconnected, isolated, lonely, or anxious? Does the fear of being judged, rejected, embarrassed make it hard to engage in ways you really want to? Counseling can help. You might be trying to figure out how to face feelings or changes that no one taught you how to handle. You may be figuring out a new move, a new career, and feelings of loneliness. Maybe things like low self-esteem, anxiety, addictions, and issues from your past are getting in the way of you feeling connected and significant. Working with a counselor can help you bravely face those obstacles to help you live feeling more known and connected.
(615) 219-4188 View (615) 219-4188
Photo of Emily Smith, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Nashville, TN
Emily Smith
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
2 Endorsed
Nashville, TN 37214
My philosophy about therapy is that when you meet a client where they are, that they can achieve every and any goal that they could possibly think of. My experience across various levels of care allows me to help you navigate through unchartered waters and to be with you throughout the journey. In fact, it'll be my honor to do so.
My philosophy about therapy is that when you meet a client where they are, that they can achieve every and any goal that they could possibly think of. My experience across various levels of care allows me to help you navigate through unchartered waters and to be with you throughout the journey. In fact, it'll be my honor to do so.
(615) 379-9707 View (615) 379-9707
Photo of Matthew Andrews, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Nashville, TN
Matthew Andrews
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSSW, LCSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Nashville, TN 37204
Do you ever feel like life can be overwhelming? Has depression, anxiety, substance abuse, or other problems taken control of you life? As a therapist, I believe that everyone has the capacity to heal . Sometimes it just takes a little guidance to help you get better. I have been in this field since 2013 and have been honored to help clients achieve their goals, grow as human beings, and become happier and healthier.
Do you ever feel like life can be overwhelming? Has depression, anxiety, substance abuse, or other problems taken control of you life? As a therapist, I believe that everyone has the capacity to heal . Sometimes it just takes a little guidance to help you get better. I have been in this field since 2013 and have been honored to help clients achieve their goals, grow as human beings, and become happier and healthier.
(629) 201-7128 View (629) 201-7128
Photo of Ariel Lowe, Licensed Professional Counselor in Nashville, TN
Ariel Lowe
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPCMHSP
Verified
4 Endorsed
Nashville, TN 37208
You do not have to live the way you’ve always lived. The suffering does not have to persist. You can choose yourself. This thing called life offers unexpected obstacles that cause a course change. Therapy enables us to feel empowered to overcome our barriers. We must self-search and manage internal issues to obtain that empowered position. There is no point to a bandaid approach, so we would work on the deeper issues that cause presenting problems, like unhealthy attachments and trauma. These are the source of anxious thinking, depression, and addictions. I am EMDR trained, which helps us to address the original issues.
You do not have to live the way you’ve always lived. The suffering does not have to persist. You can choose yourself. This thing called life offers unexpected obstacles that cause a course change. Therapy enables us to feel empowered to overcome our barriers. We must self-search and manage internal issues to obtain that empowered position. There is no point to a bandaid approach, so we would work on the deeper issues that cause presenting problems, like unhealthy attachments and trauma. These are the source of anxious thinking, depression, and addictions. I am EMDR trained, which helps us to address the original issues.
(615) 461-4636 View (615) 461-4636
Photo of Madison Holladay, Pre-Licensed Professional in Nashville, TN
Madison Holladay
Pre-Licensed Professional, TLMFT, MEd
Verified
2 Endorsed
Nashville, TN 37203
Prior to beginning clinical practice, I taught high school students in Metro Nashville where I was fortunate to learn from the resiliency of young people. This invaluable time eventually lead me to pursuing counseling. My clinical experience has primarily been within community centers serving diverse populations, which has informed my perspective as a culturally-competent, dynamic practitioner. Areas of clinical focus are academic issues, addiction, anxiety, codependency, depression, LGBTQ+ identities, life transitions, PTSD, and trauma.
Prior to beginning clinical practice, I taught high school students in Metro Nashville where I was fortunate to learn from the resiliency of young people. This invaluable time eventually lead me to pursuing counseling. My clinical experience has primarily been within community centers serving diverse populations, which has informed my perspective as a culturally-competent, dynamic practitioner. Areas of clinical focus are academic issues, addiction, anxiety, codependency, depression, LGBTQ+ identities, life transitions, PTSD, and trauma.
(615) 431-8664 View (615) 431-8664
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Parrish L Paul
Psychologist, PhD, HSP
Verified
2 Endorsed
Nashville, TN 37204
It is my honor to work with clients on paths of exploration, personal growth, and healing. Because of the pain that often brings us to therapy, I believe that safety, unconditional positive regard, and authenticity are of the utmost importance in the therapeutic relationship. My theoretical orientation in counseling is primarily psychodynamic and interpersonal within a humanistic framework. I believe that past experiences inform current understanding, and exploring such issues can be healing. Change can also be related to a new understanding of relational patterns and a new experience of relationship with the therapist and others.
It is my honor to work with clients on paths of exploration, personal growth, and healing. Because of the pain that often brings us to therapy, I believe that safety, unconditional positive regard, and authenticity are of the utmost importance in the therapeutic relationship. My theoretical orientation in counseling is primarily psychodynamic and interpersonal within a humanistic framework. I believe that past experiences inform current understanding, and exploring such issues can be healing. Change can also be related to a new understanding of relational patterns and a new experience of relationship with the therapist and others.
(615) 454-9455 View (615) 454-9455
Photo of Michael Racki, Licensed Professional Counselor in Nashville, TN
Michael Racki
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, MHSP, NCC
Verified
Nashville, TN 37221  (Online Only)
Mike is a seasoned board certified Licensed Professional Counselor with over 15 years of experience helping people reach their highest potential. He works with individuals experiencing anxiety, depression, addiction, trauma, grief/loss, loneliness, disconnection, negative emotions & behavior patterns, work-related stress, and dysfunctional relationship patterns.
Mike is a seasoned board certified Licensed Professional Counselor with over 15 years of experience helping people reach their highest potential. He works with individuals experiencing anxiety, depression, addiction, trauma, grief/loss, loneliness, disconnection, negative emotions & behavior patterns, work-related stress, and dysfunctional relationship patterns.
(615) 395-6524 View (615) 395-6524

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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.