Addiction Therapists in Alamo Heights, TX

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Dr. Amy Kemter
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, DSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Alamo Heights, TX 78209
I specialize in cognitive behavioral therapy, EMDR, and mindfulness strategies to overcome trauma, depression, anxiety, addiction, and relationship problems.
Life is a constant process of change-and sometimes that change can seem so overwhelming that we may feel too stuck to move. I work with individuals who recognize that growth is needed; however, the fear of change can make us compare ourselves to others, silence us from saying what our heart needs to say, stop us from growing, and imprison us with the "what ifs". My job is to help you find your inner strength and voice to grow, break unhealthy habits, reach goals, and recover from the pain of your past.
I specialize in cognitive behavioral therapy, EMDR, and mindfulness strategies to overcome trauma, depression, anxiety, addiction, and relationship problems.
Life is a constant process of change-and sometimes that change can seem so overwhelming that we may feel too stuck to move. I work with individuals who recognize that growth is needed; however, the fear of change can make us compare ourselves to others, silence us from saying what our heart needs to say, stop us from growing, and imprison us with the "what ifs". My job is to help you find your inner strength and voice to grow, break unhealthy habits, reach goals, and recover from the pain of your past.
(210) 405-1218 View (210) 405-1218
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Crispin Feliciano
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Alamo Heights, TX 78209  (Online Only)
I specialize in treating anxiety, depression, trauma, and addiction using evidence-based therapies like CBT and ACT.
Seeking to navigate challenges like anxiety, depression, and relationship or self-esteem issues. Have a desire for compassionate understanding and effective strategies to improve you life. My approach fosters self-sufficiency through evidence-based methods, aiming for long-term wellness. With a background in supporting marginalized communities, I offer a safe, respectful space for diverse individuals to grow and thrive.
I specialize in treating anxiety, depression, trauma, and addiction using evidence-based therapies like CBT and ACT.
Seeking to navigate challenges like anxiety, depression, and relationship or self-esteem issues. Have a desire for compassionate understanding and effective strategies to improve you life. My approach fosters self-sufficiency through evidence-based methods, aiming for long-term wellness. With a background in supporting marginalized communities, I offer a safe, respectful space for diverse individuals to grow and thrive.
(737) 234-8865 View (737) 234-8865
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Joseph Silva
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Alamo Heights, TX 78209
Issues: Alcohol Use Anxiety Codependency Coping Skills Depression Drug Abuse Family Conflict Stress Substance Use Suicidal Ideation.
Naturally, we gravitate towards what's most comfortable but often what's most comfortable is what keeps us "stuck." Life can feel unmanageable without clear direction, guidance or support. Whether you're dealing with the lingering stress from our historical pandemic, relationship stress, substance abuse issues, general stress, or other past traumatic events, I'm here to help and support you with overcoming life's obstacles.
Issues: Alcohol Use Anxiety Codependency Coping Skills Depression Drug Abuse Family Conflict Stress Substance Use Suicidal Ideation.
Naturally, we gravitate towards what's most comfortable but often what's most comfortable is what keeps us "stuck." Life can feel unmanageable without clear direction, guidance or support. Whether you're dealing with the lingering stress from our historical pandemic, relationship stress, substance abuse issues, general stress, or other past traumatic events, I'm here to help and support you with overcoming life's obstacles.
(214) 216-6453 View (214) 216-6453
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Traci Day Nix
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
Alamo Heights, TX 78209
Dr. Nix is located in Alamo Heights as well as in Oak Hills. She has worked as a clinical psychologist for over 20 years. She completed her internship and Fellowship at State University of New York and at the Post Graduate Center for Mental Health in Manhattan. For the past 10 years she worked with the military population, specializing in combat trauma. She has extensive training in psychoanalysis and psychodynamic psychotherapy as well as many other modalities. Dr. Nix also offers a non-12-step approach to substance abuse that emphasizes the power of choice and freedom from destructive notions of powerlessness and disease.
Dr. Nix is located in Alamo Heights as well as in Oak Hills. She has worked as a clinical psychologist for over 20 years. She completed her internship and Fellowship at State University of New York and at the Post Graduate Center for Mental Health in Manhattan. For the past 10 years she worked with the military population, specializing in combat trauma. She has extensive training in psychoanalysis and psychodynamic psychotherapy as well as many other modalities. Dr. Nix also offers a non-12-step approach to substance abuse that emphasizes the power of choice and freedom from destructive notions of powerlessness and disease.
(210) 981-5720 View (210) 981-5720
Jim Carter
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Not Verified Not Verified
Alamo Heights, TX 78209
Jim has a Masters in Counseling and is a Licensed Professional Counselor. He has extensive experience working with people dealing with various issues such as personal and relationship problems, as well as depression, anxiety and substance abuse. Often when people are given the right information and support they are able to make the changes necessary to improve their lives. In his practice, Jim offers a nonjudgmental, safe, and often enjoyable experience.
Jim has a Masters in Counseling and is a Licensed Professional Counselor. He has extensive experience working with people dealing with various issues such as personal and relationship problems, as well as depression, anxiety and substance abuse. Often when people are given the right information and support they are able to make the changes necessary to improve their lives. In his practice, Jim offers a nonjudgmental, safe, and often enjoyable experience.
(210) 714-2676 View (210) 714-2676
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The Relapse Project
Drug & Alcohol Counselor, CAS
Verified Verified
Alamo Heights, TX 78209
My ideal clients are those who have faced the despair of addiction, enduring multiple relapses and feeling the profound loneliness it brings. They seek someone who understands the power of relapse and offers genuine empathy. I work with individuals and families who refuse to give up, providing compassionate support and personalized guidance on their path to sustained sobriety. Together, we address underlying issues, navigate complexities, and craft a unique recovery journey. In a safe and non-judgmental space, we explore struggles, find hope, and cultivate resilience.
My ideal clients are those who have faced the despair of addiction, enduring multiple relapses and feeling the profound loneliness it brings. They seek someone who understands the power of relapse and offers genuine empathy. I work with individuals and families who refuse to give up, providing compassionate support and personalized guidance on their path to sustained sobriety. Together, we address underlying issues, navigate complexities, and craft a unique recovery journey. In a safe and non-judgmental space, we explore struggles, find hope, and cultivate resilience.
(210) 972-4494 View (210) 972-4494
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Michelli E Ramon
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Alamo Heights, TX 78209
I'm about love, self-compassion, radical acceptance, embracing failure, trusting your innate wisdom and starting over. I fundamentally believe in every person's ability to recover from trauma, addiction and life, in general. Experience has taught me that no one is really avoiding anything. When people accuse you of not dealing with something, what they are really saying is you aren't dealing with it the way they want you to. From my perspective, if you wake up every morning and breathe in and out all day long, you're dealing with your stuff. A tiny bit of intention is all it takes to begin healing.
I'm about love, self-compassion, radical acceptance, embracing failure, trusting your innate wisdom and starting over. I fundamentally believe in every person's ability to recover from trauma, addiction and life, in general. Experience has taught me that no one is really avoiding anything. When people accuse you of not dealing with something, what they are really saying is you aren't dealing with it the way they want you to. From my perspective, if you wake up every morning and breathe in and out all day long, you're dealing with your stuff. A tiny bit of intention is all it takes to begin healing.
(210) 881-7814 View (210) 881-7814
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Jamie Howard
Marriage & Family Therapist, PhD, LMFT, LCAS
Verified Verified
7 Endorsed
Alamo Heights, TX 78209
Are you sick of crappy care in the military healthcare system? Well then, we need to talk! I am a therapist, military spouse (ret.), & mom who believes in the use of genuineness, humor, & valid therapeutic techniques. I provide therapy from the comfort of your own home via secure networks or in my comfy country office in an old house in Boerne, TX. I specialize in treating trauma, PTSD, TBI, & military lifestyle issues. I provide a FREE consultation. Please feel free to contact me with any questions or concerns!
Are you sick of crappy care in the military healthcare system? Well then, we need to talk! I am a therapist, military spouse (ret.), & mom who believes in the use of genuineness, humor, & valid therapeutic techniques. I provide therapy from the comfort of your own home via secure networks or in my comfy country office in an old house in Boerne, TX. I specialize in treating trauma, PTSD, TBI, & military lifestyle issues. I provide a FREE consultation. Please feel free to contact me with any questions or concerns!
(830) 307-7018 View (830) 307-7018
Patrick M. Clancey
Counselor, EdD, LPC
Verified Verified
Alamo Heights, TX 78209
I am here to assist you to reach your full potential. As such, we will work together to understand and eliminate whatever holds you back from reaching your goals and obtaining whatever is necessary to make your life work. Together, we will build a future that beckons you on, and fills you with hope and peace. We will turn your problems into opportunities for growth and personal enrichment.
I am here to assist you to reach your full potential. As such, we will work together to understand and eliminate whatever holds you back from reaching your goals and obtaining whatever is necessary to make your life work. Together, we will build a future that beckons you on, and fills you with hope and peace. We will turn your problems into opportunities for growth and personal enrichment.
(210) 428-6960 View (210) 428-6960
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Maile Giles
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, MA, EMDR
Verified Verified
5 Endorsed
Alamo Heights, TX 78209
Let's collaborate and explore what your internal roadblocks are to feel fully alive! What do you want your experience of life to be? What is unconscious that is stopping you from understanding and connecting with yourself, others, life? We can work together to identify blocks and blindspots, gain new awareness and tools. I utilize different types of therapy depending on your needs. NARM- which combines attachment theory and a somatic approach, EMDR, Brainspotting, Emotionally Focused Couple's and Gottman for Couples,Mindfulness and Positive Psychology. I strongly believe in a mind-body approach and lots of psychoeducation.
Let's collaborate and explore what your internal roadblocks are to feel fully alive! What do you want your experience of life to be? What is unconscious that is stopping you from understanding and connecting with yourself, others, life? We can work together to identify blocks and blindspots, gain new awareness and tools. I utilize different types of therapy depending on your needs. NARM- which combines attachment theory and a somatic approach, EMDR, Brainspotting, Emotionally Focused Couple's and Gottman for Couples,Mindfulness and Positive Psychology. I strongly believe in a mind-body approach and lots of psychoeducation.
(210) 585-2879 View (210) 585-2879
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Dr. Kay Schanzer
Licensed Professional Counselor, PhD, LPC, CCP
Verified Verified
Alamo Heights, TX 78209
Waitlist for new clients
If we are to live into our potential and experience lives that are meaningful to us, it is helpful to gain insight into where we feel blocked and what needs to happen to move us closer to our authentic self. As a psychotherapist and certified psychoanalyst, I can often help you on this journey. There are many reasons why we seek individual or couple therapy. Understanding ourselves better seems to be reason enough. But for some this decision comes when we are at a particularly difficult moment in life--a death, divorce, relationship concerns, retirement or any situation which may constellate strong feelings.
If we are to live into our potential and experience lives that are meaningful to us, it is helpful to gain insight into where we feel blocked and what needs to happen to move us closer to our authentic self. As a psychotherapist and certified psychoanalyst, I can often help you on this journey. There are many reasons why we seek individual or couple therapy. Understanding ourselves better seems to be reason enough. But for some this decision comes when we are at a particularly difficult moment in life--a death, divorce, relationship concerns, retirement or any situation which may constellate strong feelings.
(210) 255-2006 View (210) 255-2006
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Preston Maverick McNeel
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC-S, NCC, CART
Verified Verified
Alamo Heights, TX 78209  (Online Only)
Feeling stuck, hopeless, or confused? Need a change, but not sure what it would be? Sometimes life throws challenges that are too overwhelming to handle alone. Whether you are having trouble accepting or believing in yourself, fighting depression or anxiety, managing anger, or dealing with relationship problems; psychotherapy can be an extremely helpful process to facilitate personal growth and insight.
Feeling stuck, hopeless, or confused? Need a change, but not sure what it would be? Sometimes life throws challenges that are too overwhelming to handle alone. Whether you are having trouble accepting or believing in yourself, fighting depression or anxiety, managing anger, or dealing with relationship problems; psychotherapy can be an extremely helpful process to facilitate personal growth and insight.
(210) 899-7079 View (210) 899-7079
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Clifton Fuller
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-S, LPC-S, LMFT-S
Verified Verified
Alamo Heights, TX 78209  (Online Only)
I provide counseling and coaching for those seeking personal growth, finding life direction, reaching goals, resolving issues, and moving forward in life. I work closely with those evaluating life, relationships, education, or career changes. I am a Certified Life Coach and hold multiple licenses: Licensed Clinical Social Worker, Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist, Licensed Professional Counselor, Approved Supervisor for LPC, LMFT, & LCSW's. Authored: "Marriage Vampire-Living with a Narcissist" (on Amazon), "The Narcissist: When Dreams Become Nightmares" plus other Amazon publications at FullerLifePublishing.
I provide counseling and coaching for those seeking personal growth, finding life direction, reaching goals, resolving issues, and moving forward in life. I work closely with those evaluating life, relationships, education, or career changes. I am a Certified Life Coach and hold multiple licenses: Licensed Clinical Social Worker, Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist, Licensed Professional Counselor, Approved Supervisor for LPC, LMFT, & LCSW's. Authored: "Marriage Vampire-Living with a Narcissist" (on Amazon), "The Narcissist: When Dreams Become Nightmares" plus other Amazon publications at FullerLifePublishing.
(210) 598-5053 View (210) 598-5053
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Tracy Sloan
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Alamo Heights, TX 78209
Through Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Motivational Interviewing techniques, I help clients enhance self-awareness, focus on goals, identify triggers, change maladaptive cognitions and behaviors, and enhance coping skills. My goal is to help you grow, heal, and move toward where you want to be in your life.
Through Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Motivational Interviewing techniques, I help clients enhance self-awareness, focus on goals, identify triggers, change maladaptive cognitions and behaviors, and enhance coping skills. My goal is to help you grow, heal, and move toward where you want to be in your life.
(210) 468-7241 View (210) 468-7241
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Sarah Waltz
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-S
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Alamo Heights, TX 78209
I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW). I attended the University of Texas San Antonio, where I earned my Master of Social Work degree. I have been in the helping profession for over 10 years, and got my start in working with children in residential care through the foster care system. Throughout my career I have been an advocate and mentor for children, teens, and young adults experiencing social and emotional turmoil. ​
I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW). I attended the University of Texas San Antonio, where I earned my Master of Social Work degree. I have been in the helping profession for over 10 years, and got my start in working with children in residential care through the foster care system. Throughout my career I have been an advocate and mentor for children, teens, and young adults experiencing social and emotional turmoil. ​
(210) 934-4169 View (210) 934-4169
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Amanda Sharp
Psychologist, PhD, LP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Alamo Heights, TX 78209
Dr. Sharp conducts comprehensive psychological evaluations for all ages. Evaluation services include testing for learning disorders, ADHD, autism spectrum disorder (ASD), developmental evaluations, other psychological & cognitive (IQ) concerns; diagnostic clarification, adoption cases, foster care services, & more. We also offer psychological testing for independent educational evaluations (IEE), 2e, law enforcement, TPAPN, & related assessments. We assess for school readiness & entrance examinations. We offer CANS assessments. We work closely with families & the community to provide quality care & services to our clients.
Dr. Sharp conducts comprehensive psychological evaluations for all ages. Evaluation services include testing for learning disorders, ADHD, autism spectrum disorder (ASD), developmental evaluations, other psychological & cognitive (IQ) concerns; diagnostic clarification, adoption cases, foster care services, & more. We also offer psychological testing for independent educational evaluations (IEE), 2e, law enforcement, TPAPN, & related assessments. We assess for school readiness & entrance examinations. We offer CANS assessments. We work closely with families & the community to provide quality care & services to our clients.
(210) 941-2713 View (210) 941-2713
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Andrew D. Reichert
Psychologist, PhD, PLLC
Verified Verified
Alamo Heights, TX 78209
Not accepting new clients
A native of San Antonio, I am a semi-retired Licensed Psychologist with a specialty in completing psychological evaluations for veterans, which I do on a contract basis for a company called Veteran's Evaluation Services (VES). I am no longer taking private therapy clients. My degrees are from Texas A&M University and Duke University.
A native of San Antonio, I am a semi-retired Licensed Psychologist with a specialty in completing psychological evaluations for veterans, which I do on a contract basis for a company called Veteran's Evaluation Services (VES). I am no longer taking private therapy clients. My degrees are from Texas A&M University and Duke University.
(210) 879-3894 View (210) 879-3894

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Gordon Shaw Leith
Counselor, MA, LPC-S, MAC, SAP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
San Antonio, TX 78209  (Online Only)
Specializing in depression, anxiety, addiction, and compulsive behaviors, I offer a compassionate approach to healing.
My primary focus in counseling is helping people who have difficulty with their emotions, behaviors, and thoughts. Frankly, there are as many issues as there are people. Everyone is unique. I have acquired specialties in helping individuals with problems over the years that include hypnotherapy, brief counseling and consultations, employee back-to-work evaluations, organizational development projects, and consultations for mgrs seeking services for on-site injury or deaths. But if you are someone who is struggling with stress and worry, or self-esteem problems, I'm sure we can help there, too
Specializing in depression, anxiety, addiction, and compulsive behaviors, I offer a compassionate approach to healing.
My primary focus in counseling is helping people who have difficulty with their emotions, behaviors, and thoughts. Frankly, there are as many issues as there are people. Everyone is unique. I have acquired specialties in helping individuals with problems over the years that include hypnotherapy, brief counseling and consultations, employee back-to-work evaluations, organizational development projects, and consultations for mgrs seeking services for on-site injury or deaths. But if you are someone who is struggling with stress and worry, or self-esteem problems, I'm sure we can help there, too
(726) 600-8608 View (726) 600-8608
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Clayton Sponhaltz, LCDC, NCAC I, SAP
Drug & Alcohol Counselor, LCDC, NCAC I, SAP
Verified Verified
San Antonio, TX 78209
If you are in need of help for you or a loved one with substance abuse concerns, reach out to schedule a visit!.
If you or someone you love are having problems related to alcohol or drug use, there is hope and a way out. It is most useful to meet with someone who truly understands addiction and can provide a true assessment. I will work with you, your family and any other healthcare providers to develop a plan of action based on your needs. Often times the road to recovery starts with meeting someone who listens to understand, meets you with genuine care and concern and can provide useful recommendations. Chemical dependency is a primary illness not a secondary mental health issue; trust a counselor who entered this specialty field.
If you are in need of help for you or a loved one with substance abuse concerns, reach out to schedule a visit!.
If you or someone you love are having problems related to alcohol or drug use, there is hope and a way out. It is most useful to meet with someone who truly understands addiction and can provide a true assessment. I will work with you, your family and any other healthcare providers to develop a plan of action based on your needs. Often times the road to recovery starts with meeting someone who listens to understand, meets you with genuine care and concern and can provide useful recommendations. Chemical dependency is a primary illness not a secondary mental health issue; trust a counselor who entered this specialty field.
(210) 791-9887 View (210) 791-9887
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Paul S Martinez
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC-S, LSOTP-S
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
San Antonio, TX 78217
I have worked with a multitude of issues: anxiety, Depression, relationship issues, trauma, sex abuse, sex addiction, drug addiction, and alcohol addiction.
Sometimes life feels like it gets so big that we feel that getting a solid grip on it is impossible. I work with the individual to help them see that the problem is not as big as it may seem. We work together, by using their tools and strengths, to break it down to a manageable size. This allows the client to create a better way of coping with the issues.
I have worked with a multitude of issues: anxiety, Depression, relationship issues, trauma, sex abuse, sex addiction, drug addiction, and alcohol addiction.
Sometimes life feels like it gets so big that we feel that getting a solid grip on it is impossible. I work with the individual to help them see that the problem is not as big as it may seem. We work together, by using their tools and strengths, to break it down to a manageable size. This allows the client to create a better way of coping with the issues.
(210) 756-9369 View (210) 756-9369

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Addiction Therapists

What is the best therapy for addiction?

Addiction treatment will be tailored to the individual. People seeking help for addiction—whether with a psychotherapist, in an outpatient clinic, or in a residential program—should expect to engage in multiple types of treatments, sometimes including medication. For anyone recovering from addiction, avoiding situations in which one has typically used a substance is essential, as is the support of close connections. Since substance use disorders tend to co-occur with underlying mental health conditions such as anxiety or depression, those must also be addressed as part of any recovery plan.

How long does therapy for addiction take?

There is no set timeline for recovery from addiction. Patients and their families should expect the work to last several months, if not longer. Residential treatment programs may be based on a stay of 30, 60, or 90 days, with continuing work after release, but only about 1 percent of people are treated in such facilities. Ceasing use is just the first step; therapy to help maintain abstinence and effect behavior change must follow. The process of recovery, neuroscience has shown, involves brain cells recovering the capacity to respond to natural sources of reward and restore control over the impulse to use. Another definition of recovery is restoring voluntary control over one’s substance use and retaking all of one’s previous responsibilities.

How effective is drug addiction treatment?

Substance use disorders are treatable and remission is achievable for many who seek recovery; by some estimates, more than three-quarters of people who become addicted to alcohol or drugs recover. But that success rarely occurs quickly or on a set timeline; relapse is not only common, but many therapists and clinicians view it as a normal part of the process—not always a sign that a person has returned to addiction, but a signal that their treatment should be adjusted to help them regain control. Overall, research suggests, five years after the end of substance use, one’s risk of relapse is no greater than that of others who had not faced addiction. Other experts believe that complete abstinence is not the only measure of recovery, and that, through effective treatment, many people can learn to control their use.

How can you get addiction treatment for someone?

The most important factor in recovery from addiction is widely understood to be an individual’s commitment to change. For that reason,“interventions” in which friends and family gather to urge or force someone to begin immediate treatment often backfire; even when such efforts do lead someone to begin treatment, they may be less likely to stay than those who are self-driven. Still, family members can play an important role in supporting an individual who seeks help and can take part in family therapy as one element of a loved one’s treatment.