Alcohol Use Therapists in Austin, TX

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Photo of Sara Kaylor, Licensed Professional Counselor in Austin, TX
Sara Kaylor
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified
Austin, TX 78748
I am a Licensed Professional Counselor with over 13 years of clinical experience. I’ve provided counseling for many different populations at various levels of care, including adults and adolescents struggling with Addiction, Alcohol Use, Anxiety, Depression, Trauma, PTSD, Anger Management, Child Abuse or Neglect, Dual Diagnosis, Relapse Prevention, Substance Use, and Stress. I use a mix of Attachment-based, CBT, Client-Centered Therapy, Family Systems, Trauma Focused, Strength-Based, Narrative, and Person-Centered. I believe that having to navigate through my struggles, I can relate to feeling hopeless which enables me to help.
I am a Licensed Professional Counselor with over 13 years of clinical experience. I’ve provided counseling for many different populations at various levels of care, including adults and adolescents struggling with Addiction, Alcohol Use, Anxiety, Depression, Trauma, PTSD, Anger Management, Child Abuse or Neglect, Dual Diagnosis, Relapse Prevention, Substance Use, and Stress. I use a mix of Attachment-based, CBT, Client-Centered Therapy, Family Systems, Trauma Focused, Strength-Based, Narrative, and Person-Centered. I believe that having to navigate through my struggles, I can relate to feeling hopeless which enables me to help.
(430) 213-4591 View (430) 213-4591
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Michael Bensman
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Austin, TX 78745
I have been a practicing psychotherapist for more than thirty years and work with couples, families, and individuals 18 years old and up. My areas of specialty are addiction, alcohol use, anxiety, anger management, behavioral issues, and many more. I use various modalities: Acceptance and Commitment (ACT), Cognitive Behavioral (CBT), Existential, Exposure Response Prevention, Schema Therapy, Interpersonal, Marital, and Family Therapy. At times this can appear to be difficult, but it is much more difficult to avoid our problems.
I have been a practicing psychotherapist for more than thirty years and work with couples, families, and individuals 18 years old and up. My areas of specialty are addiction, alcohol use, anxiety, anger management, behavioral issues, and many more. I use various modalities: Acceptance and Commitment (ACT), Cognitive Behavioral (CBT), Existential, Exposure Response Prevention, Schema Therapy, Interpersonal, Marital, and Family Therapy. At times this can appear to be difficult, but it is much more difficult to avoid our problems.
(832) 979-5543 View (832) 979-5543
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Dr. Michele Perron
Drug & Alcohol Counselor, PhD, CADC
Verified
Austin, TX 78704  (Online Only)
The Sinclair Method is an evidence-based approach to Alcohol Use Disorders that uses the prescription medication Naltrexone to gradually reduce your use.
The Sinclair Method is an evidence-based approach to Alcohol Use Disorders that uses the prescription medication Naltrexone to gradually reduce your use.
(206) 457-1178 View (206) 457-1178
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Lisa Medina
Drug & Alcohol Counselor, MA, LCDC
Verified
4 Endorsed
Austin, TX 78731
Waitlist for new clients
I operate from a Harm Reduction Model to meet you where you are regarding drug and alcohol use.
My mission is to create hope where there is none and to empower the individuals I work with to find healing. Healing will be defined by YOU - I will operate as an active guide throughout the process. I offer private counseling to individuals and their family members/significant others who are struggling with alcohol and/or drug use. I am able to help craft safety plans, moderation plans or abstinence plans based on your goals. I will assist you to create balance in your mental, emotional, physical and spiritual health.
I operate from a Harm Reduction Model to meet you where you are regarding drug and alcohol use.
My mission is to create hope where there is none and to empower the individuals I work with to find healing. Healing will be defined by YOU - I will operate as an active guide throughout the process. I offer private counseling to individuals and their family members/significant others who are struggling with alcohol and/or drug use. I am able to help craft safety plans, moderation plans or abstinence plans based on your goals. I will assist you to create balance in your mental, emotional, physical and spiritual health.
(512) 271-4304 View (512) 271-4304
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Transcend Health Solutions - Ketamine Clinic -
MD, MD, MPH, FACEP, FAEMS
Verified
Austin, TX 78731
Transcend Health Solutions is a mental health clinic that specializes in helping patients that have tried traditional psychotherapy and medications, but have not yet found any relief. Most of the people we see have treatment resistant depression, PTSD, trauma, complex PTSD, severe anxiety, OCD, postpartum depression, alcohol use issues/problem drinking, chronic pain issues or a mix of several of these conditions.
Transcend Health Solutions is a mental health clinic that specializes in helping patients that have tried traditional psychotherapy and medications, but have not yet found any relief. Most of the people we see have treatment resistant depression, PTSD, trauma, complex PTSD, severe anxiety, OCD, postpartum depression, alcohol use issues/problem drinking, chronic pain issues or a mix of several of these conditions.
(512) 886-6590 View (512) 886-6590
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Joseph Gorordo
Drug & Alcohol Counselor, LCDC
Verified
Austin, TX 78724
Are you ready to change the way you've been living? Addiction of any sort, whether it be to alcohol or drugs, can be devastating to both individuals and families. As a person in long-term recovery I'm intimately familiar with what it takes to recover and have dedicated my life to helping families and individuals heal from addiction and step into a new life filled with hope and promise. I specialize in motivating clients to seek treatment and assisting individuals who have recently left treatment to find the appropriate supports in their community.
Are you ready to change the way you've been living? Addiction of any sort, whether it be to alcohol or drugs, can be devastating to both individuals and families. As a person in long-term recovery I'm intimately familiar with what it takes to recover and have dedicated my life to helping families and individuals heal from addiction and step into a new life filled with hope and promise. I specialize in motivating clients to seek treatment and assisting individuals who have recently left treatment to find the appropriate supports in their community.
(833) 934-2647 View (833) 934-2647
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South Meadows Recovery
Verified
Austin, TX 78728
Recovery is possible for those struggling with addiction. Our facility offers a way out to those who are caught in the grips of addiction. Break free and enjoy a life filled with infinite possibilities.
Recovery is possible for those struggling with addiction. Our facility offers a way out to those who are caught in the grips of addiction. Break free and enjoy a life filled with infinite possibilities.
(512) 647-1744 View (512) 647-1744
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Nanette Fodell
Drug & Alcohol Counselor, LCDC
Verified
Austin, TX 78750
I understand self medicating with alcohol and drugs. I did it myself for years, in a never-ending attempt to avoid feeling sadness, shame or any other kind of pain. And when I finally escaped the clutches of my drug of choice, I didn't find "happiness" in the usual places, either. My practice is greatly influenced by my own journey, and the balance I've found in ACT (Acceptance and Commitment Therapy). My goal is to help clients find their own direction and engage in a rich and meaningful life -- even in the presence of pain.
I understand self medicating with alcohol and drugs. I did it myself for years, in a never-ending attempt to avoid feeling sadness, shame or any other kind of pain. And when I finally escaped the clutches of my drug of choice, I didn't find "happiness" in the usual places, either. My practice is greatly influenced by my own journey, and the balance I've found in ACT (Acceptance and Commitment Therapy). My goal is to help clients find their own direction and engage in a rich and meaningful life -- even in the presence of pain.
(512) 572-9805 View (512) 572-9805
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Emilio Anguiano
Drug & Alcohol Counselor, CGP, CIRT, LCDC
Verified
Austin, TX 78757
I am a fluent bilingual Counselor (EN/SP) capable of helping those challenged by addiction issues to address or recover from them while also managing your relationships with friends, families, and loved ones.
I am a fluent bilingual Counselor (EN/SP) capable of helping those challenged by addiction issues to address or recover from them while also managing your relationships with friends, families, and loved ones.
(512) 645-2404 View (512) 645-2404
Photo of Dan Escobar, Licensed Professional Counselor in Austin, TX
Dan Escobar
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified
3 Endorsed
Austin, TX 78735
In this world where nothing can be taken for granted, we must find meaning and connection to truly thrive. We all went through a lot between 2020 and now and the pandemic has forever changed our lives. Wherever you are in your journey, my role is to help you to accept and express yourself to live authentically. If you are here for motivation, transparency, and prefer to work through life one step at a time, then you have come to the right place. If you would like to find out more about how we can work together, contact me to schedule your no-charge 30-minute consultation.
In this world where nothing can be taken for granted, we must find meaning and connection to truly thrive. We all went through a lot between 2020 and now and the pandemic has forever changed our lives. Wherever you are in your journey, my role is to help you to accept and express yourself to live authentically. If you are here for motivation, transparency, and prefer to work through life one step at a time, then you have come to the right place. If you would like to find out more about how we can work together, contact me to schedule your no-charge 30-minute consultation.
(512) 601-5188 View (512) 601-5188
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Pamm Thomas
Drug & Alcohol Counselor, MA-LCDC, MAC, NCACII, AADC-S, SAP
Verified
Austin, TX 78701
Often one is asked what is wrong with you when they should be asking what happened to you. Often, we are told to snap out of our thing...But wait! just because you cannot get with our thing doesn't mean our thing is wrong! Oh, pull ourselves up by the bootstraps…however, we may have lost our boots, the strings, or our treads are worn...So much for everyone else's perception of our stuff. You cannot change what cannot see! This is a non-judgment safe zone. Come in for an annual addiction check-up, services, or assessment. You got you and I git you! Let me support you through the change process. P.S. be ready.
Often one is asked what is wrong with you when they should be asking what happened to you. Often, we are told to snap out of our thing...But wait! just because you cannot get with our thing doesn't mean our thing is wrong! Oh, pull ourselves up by the bootstraps…however, we may have lost our boots, the strings, or our treads are worn...So much for everyone else's perception of our stuff. You cannot change what cannot see! This is a non-judgment safe zone. Come in for an annual addiction check-up, services, or assessment. You got you and I git you! Let me support you through the change process. P.S. be ready.
(512) 399-4628 View (512) 399-4628
Photo of Noé A. Ríos, Licensed Professional Counselor in Austin, TX
Noé A. Ríos
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC
Verified
Austin, TX 78705  (Online Only)
Looking for support is a big step, and it's okay to ask for help. My areas of focus have been depression, anxiety, substance abuse, anger management, and victims/perpetrators of domestic violence. I have degrees in rehabilitation counseling and cultural anthropology, but some of my best lessons have been my own life experiences. Life has taught me to be human first, clinician second. Past professional settings have included outpatient clinics, behavioral hospitals and the local MHA.
Looking for support is a big step, and it's okay to ask for help. My areas of focus have been depression, anxiety, substance abuse, anger management, and victims/perpetrators of domestic violence. I have degrees in rehabilitation counseling and cultural anthropology, but some of my best lessons have been my own life experiences. Life has taught me to be human first, clinician second. Past professional settings have included outpatient clinics, behavioral hospitals and the local MHA.
(956) 452-0786 View (956) 452-0786
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Lauren Boyle
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
2 Endorsed
Austin, TX 78723
There are points in life where we find ourselves feeling "stuck." This can show up in our relationships, at work, in our parenting...you name it. I view therapy as a space to collaboratively explore what is getting in the way for you, and to pave the way for meaningful, lasting change. What this change looks like is different for every individual client and every couple; we will identify your unique values and goals and work together to make it a reality.
There are points in life where we find ourselves feeling "stuck." This can show up in our relationships, at work, in our parenting...you name it. I view therapy as a space to collaboratively explore what is getting in the way for you, and to pave the way for meaningful, lasting change. What this change looks like is different for every individual client and every couple; we will identify your unique values and goals and work together to make it a reality.
(512) 957-7465 View (512) 957-7465
Photo of Carolyn Poole, Licensed Professional Counselor in Austin, TX
Carolyn Poole
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC-S, LCDC
Verified
2 Endorsed
Austin, TX 78746
You're searching for a therapist because you or someone you care about is suffering. The purpose of my work is to provide you with the skills and healing necessary to allow you to live in freedom. Freedom from the pain of trauma and abuse; freedom from the weight of addiction, depression, or anxiety; freedom to see your relationships grow. I work actively and compassionately to provide a warm, supportive, safe atmosphere that facilitates your emotional health and well-being. Together we discover how you may become free of the feelings that prevent us from living our lives fully.
You're searching for a therapist because you or someone you care about is suffering. The purpose of my work is to provide you with the skills and healing necessary to allow you to live in freedom. Freedom from the pain of trauma and abuse; freedom from the weight of addiction, depression, or anxiety; freedom to see your relationships grow. I work actively and compassionately to provide a warm, supportive, safe atmosphere that facilitates your emotional health and well-being. Together we discover how you may become free of the feelings that prevent us from living our lives fully.
(361) 255-4955 View (361) 255-4955
Photo of Lee Holley, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Austin, TX
Lee Holley
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, LCDC, PSS, RSPS
Verified
Austin, TX 78731
Are you feeling pigeonholed into AA or another 12-Step program? Uncertain about 100% abstinence? Are you "sober curious?" Heard of harm reduction, but not sure where to begin? Maybe your alcohol or other drug (AOD) use has been problematic or holding you back in life, but you don't identify with having "the disease of addiction." You're seeking support in changing your AOD habits, but have had negative experiences with other programs or professionals in the past so you're a bit leery. You want to work with someone who won't bring rigid, preconceived notions about substance use into the work.
Are you feeling pigeonholed into AA or another 12-Step program? Uncertain about 100% abstinence? Are you "sober curious?" Heard of harm reduction, but not sure where to begin? Maybe your alcohol or other drug (AOD) use has been problematic or holding you back in life, but you don't identify with having "the disease of addiction." You're seeking support in changing your AOD habits, but have had negative experiences with other programs or professionals in the past so you're a bit leery. You want to work with someone who won't bring rigid, preconceived notions about substance use into the work.
(512) 980-9380 View (512) 980-9380
Photo of Shanks Counseling PLLC, Drug & Alcohol Counselor in Austin, TX
Shanks Counseling PLLC
Drug & Alcohol Counselor, LCDC
Verified
5 Endorsed
Austin, TX 78704
As of a feb 21st 2024, I have a few openings! Please read this all the way thru, you won't regret it!..... Have you ever sworn to yourself and others that you were never drinking/drugging again?.....And truly meant it?....only to go back on your word soon or eventually? ..........What changed?......You will come to see how it was your MIND that changed. If we don't address how the Mind Drives Relapse, it will continue. It all starts in your BRAIN & experienced as your Mind. I will provide you the tools needed as well as counseling each step of the way. I use an integrated approach blending neuroscience, spirituality and psychology.
As of a feb 21st 2024, I have a few openings! Please read this all the way thru, you won't regret it!..... Have you ever sworn to yourself and others that you were never drinking/drugging again?.....And truly meant it?....only to go back on your word soon or eventually? ..........What changed?......You will come to see how it was your MIND that changed. If we don't address how the Mind Drives Relapse, it will continue. It all starts in your BRAIN & experienced as your Mind. I will provide you the tools needed as well as counseling each step of the way. I use an integrated approach blending neuroscience, spirituality and psychology.
(737) 204-2247 View (737) 204-2247
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Steven Powell
MD
Verified
Austin, TX 78705
Dr. Steven Powell graduated from University of Texas and attended Rush Medical College to complete his family medicine residency at John Peter Smith Hospital in Fort Worth. He has worked at Barrio Comprehensive Health Center in San Antonio, as Medical Director, as well as Austin Regional Clinic where he also served as a board member. Board certified in Family Medicine and a member of the American Academy of Family Physicians and the Texas Medical Association, Dr. Powell has had an interest and commitment to addiction treatment in primary care since 2008, treating hundreds of patients with medication assisted therapy.
Dr. Steven Powell graduated from University of Texas and attended Rush Medical College to complete his family medicine residency at John Peter Smith Hospital in Fort Worth. He has worked at Barrio Comprehensive Health Center in San Antonio, as Medical Director, as well as Austin Regional Clinic where he also served as a board member. Board certified in Family Medicine and a member of the American Academy of Family Physicians and the Texas Medical Association, Dr. Powell has had an interest and commitment to addiction treatment in primary care since 2008, treating hundreds of patients with medication assisted therapy.
(512) 598-4608 View (512) 598-4608
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Meghan Burgess
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, LCDC
Verified
Austin, TX 78704
I come to this profession with a drive to bring forth honesty, self-discovery, and self-compassion with each person I work with. At my core, I see therapy as a transformational process that helps people to become empowered and unburdened. Through a process of safely unearthing, re-wiring, and re-writing our lived experience, therapy can bring about a shift of perspective that can have a ripple effect of positive changes in someone's life. As your therapist, I use a psychodynamic, strengths based approach in our work together. I take this process and your time very seriously, as it can be a life changing investment in yourself.
I come to this profession with a drive to bring forth honesty, self-discovery, and self-compassion with each person I work with. At my core, I see therapy as a transformational process that helps people to become empowered and unburdened. Through a process of safely unearthing, re-wiring, and re-writing our lived experience, therapy can bring about a shift of perspective that can have a ripple effect of positive changes in someone's life. As your therapist, I use a psychodynamic, strengths based approach in our work together. I take this process and your time very seriously, as it can be a life changing investment in yourself.
(512) 229-9267 View (512) 229-9267
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Will Crosswell
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, LCDC, EMDR
Verified
1 Endorsed
Austin, TX 78746
We all just want to feel comfortable in our own skin. We want to live our lives feeling inspired, happy, and purposeful. Somewhere along the way we may have sought out external things to achieve this goal: drugs, alcohol, relationships, jobs, social circles, money, status, etc. These things work for a little while…until they don’t. We finally get to a place where we realize we need help turning inward. We become willing to examine our trauma and core wounds and heal from what is in the way of us emerging into our fullest selves. This is where transformation begins.
We all just want to feel comfortable in our own skin. We want to live our lives feeling inspired, happy, and purposeful. Somewhere along the way we may have sought out external things to achieve this goal: drugs, alcohol, relationships, jobs, social circles, money, status, etc. These things work for a little while…until they don’t. We finally get to a place where we realize we need help turning inward. We become willing to examine our trauma and core wounds and heal from what is in the way of us emerging into our fullest selves. This is where transformation begins.
(737) 377-1309 View (737) 377-1309
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Charlotte Savage
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
7 Endorsed
Austin, TX 78702
Waitlist for new clients
Feeling unsatisfied with your life, career, or relationships? Has life not turned out the way you'd imagined? Are issues from the past affecting you more than you'd like? Do you know changes you want in your life but can't ever seem to make them happen? Are you feeling lost, down, confused, hurt, lonely, unsupported, left out, or stressed? I can help.You know a lot about you. I know a lot about change.Together we can work to figure out how to make your life and relationships more satisfying.Or create a life worth living. My approach is to work to find the root of issues to create lasting changes. I'm anti-racist & LGBTQIA affirming.
Feeling unsatisfied with your life, career, or relationships? Has life not turned out the way you'd imagined? Are issues from the past affecting you more than you'd like? Do you know changes you want in your life but can't ever seem to make them happen? Are you feeling lost, down, confused, hurt, lonely, unsupported, left out, or stressed? I can help.You know a lot about you. I know a lot about change.Together we can work to figure out how to make your life and relationships more satisfying.Or create a life worth living. My approach is to work to find the root of issues to create lasting changes. I'm anti-racist & LGBTQIA affirming.
(808) 419-3543 View (808) 419-3543

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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.