Addiction Therapists in La Vernia, TX

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New Directions Counseling Services, LLC
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC, LSOTP
Verified Verified
La Vernia, TX 78121
I have assisted clients with an array of issues including depression, anxiety, anger, trauma, family violence, abuse of children and adults as well as substance abuse on an individual or family basis.
Deciding to seek counseling is difficult, but it is the first step towards making positive changes in your life. It is a means to develop insight that can then help you grow in new, positive ways. As a Licensed Professional Counselor and Licensed Sex Offender Treatment Provider, I can help guide you towards the resolution of problems of an emotional or interpersonal nature. I can assist you towards gaining empowerment over your life and your decisions in a safe, therapeutic and supportive atmosphere.
I have assisted clients with an array of issues including depression, anxiety, anger, trauma, family violence, abuse of children and adults as well as substance abuse on an individual or family basis.
Deciding to seek counseling is difficult, but it is the first step towards making positive changes in your life. It is a means to develop insight that can then help you grow in new, positive ways. As a Licensed Professional Counselor and Licensed Sex Offender Treatment Provider, I can help guide you towards the resolution of problems of an emotional or interpersonal nature. I can assist you towards gaining empowerment over your life and your decisions in a safe, therapeutic and supportive atmosphere.
(830) 637-7593 View (830) 637-7593
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Adrianna Alatorre
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
La Vernia, TX 78121
Hello! My name is Adrianna Alatorre and I am a Licensed Professional Counselor with over 5 years of experience. I work with a wide array of conditions stemming from chronic anxiety & depression to acute psychosis. Throughout my career I have worked with mostly adults in every stage of the lifespan but also have experience with young children, adolescents, and school age children. Much of my work has dealt with trauma stemming from physical, emotional, and sexual abuse. The approach I use is eclectic and can offer several interventions specifically designed to heal the mind and provide skills to problem solve and find acceptance.
Hello! My name is Adrianna Alatorre and I am a Licensed Professional Counselor with over 5 years of experience. I work with a wide array of conditions stemming from chronic anxiety & depression to acute psychosis. Throughout my career I have worked with mostly adults in every stage of the lifespan but also have experience with young children, adolescents, and school age children. Much of my work has dealt with trauma stemming from physical, emotional, and sexual abuse. The approach I use is eclectic and can offer several interventions specifically designed to heal the mind and provide skills to problem solve and find acceptance.
(817) 618-7591 View (817) 618-7591
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Kassandra Thompson Double T Counseling, PLLC
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC, NCC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
La Vernia, TX 78121
Please email if you are interested in services, I am better able to reply - I provide counseling to individuals, teens, and families in many areas, such as: depression, anxiety, anger, PTSD and trauma, self-esteem, and teen identity, as well as a variety of other life issues and disorders. I further have a passion for assisting with divorce and positive co-parenting relationships. If you need guidance through past or present, I can assist you in gaining insight and awareness, mindfulness, communication, and boundaries, among many other tools that help you navigate through challenging times.
Please email if you are interested in services, I am better able to reply - I provide counseling to individuals, teens, and families in many areas, such as: depression, anxiety, anger, PTSD and trauma, self-esteem, and teen identity, as well as a variety of other life issues and disorders. I further have a passion for assisting with divorce and positive co-parenting relationships. If you need guidance through past or present, I can assist you in gaining insight and awareness, mindfulness, communication, and boundaries, among many other tools that help you navigate through challenging times.
(210) 796-7680 View (210) 796-7680
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M. Diane Way
Licensed Professional Counselor, EdD, LMFT, LPC, EMDR
Verified Verified
La Vernia, TX 78121
I love what I do! I am a compassionate, nonjudgmental, and caring individual who has gone through painful life experiences myself and have likewise experienced the freedom and peace of healing. I am an experienced, skillful clinician who treats adults, adolescents, and children who are experiencing anxiety, insecurity, nightmares, depression, emotional reactions to trauma, stress, grief, guilt, and/or anger. I diagnose and treat children's' issues including ADHD, separation anxiety, divorce issues, anxiety, depressive disorders, autistic spectrum disorders, behavioral, social, school, or academic problems. I teach parents to implement structure & behavioral techniques that really work!
I love what I do! I am a compassionate, nonjudgmental, and caring individual who has gone through painful life experiences myself and have likewise experienced the freedom and peace of healing. I am an experienced, skillful clinician who treats adults, adolescents, and children who are experiencing anxiety, insecurity, nightmares, depression, emotional reactions to trauma, stress, grief, guilt, and/or anger. I diagnose and treat children's' issues including ADHD, separation anxiety, divorce issues, anxiety, depressive disorders, autistic spectrum disorders, behavioral, social, school, or academic problems. I teach parents to implement structure & behavioral techniques that really work!
(830) 448-0508 View (830) 448-0508
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Sheri Kay Colbath
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC-S
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
La Vernia, TX 78121
As a Christian therapist, my goal is to help you uncover your true God-given potential and lead a life that is worth celebrating. While we can't change difficult situations of the past, we can work together to better understand and resolve challenges in your life. By applying complementary therapy approaches and techniques, we will unearth long-standing behavior patterns or negative perceptions that may be holding you back from experiencing a more fulfilling and meaningful life.
As a Christian therapist, my goal is to help you uncover your true God-given potential and lead a life that is worth celebrating. While we can't change difficult situations of the past, we can work together to better understand and resolve challenges in your life. By applying complementary therapy approaches and techniques, we will unearth long-standing behavior patterns or negative perceptions that may be holding you back from experiencing a more fulfilling and meaningful life.
(210) 801-9371 View (210) 801-9371
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Mayra Alejandra Nieto
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC
Verified Verified
La Vernia, TX 78121  (Online Only)
I will be sincere, genuine and compassionate as I listen to your needs and help guide you through the storm. I have 10 plus years of experience serving children, teens and adults who had or were suffering from trauma at all levels; daily and chronic stress; mental health disorders, spiritual warfare, anger, anxiety, grief, depression and more. I use a variety of techniques to help you navigate life and not only survive it but have growth from any challenge. I enjoy using art, play, narrative, music, spiritual and holistic techniques. interventions.
I will be sincere, genuine and compassionate as I listen to your needs and help guide you through the storm. I have 10 plus years of experience serving children, teens and adults who had or were suffering from trauma at all levels; daily and chronic stress; mental health disorders, spiritual warfare, anger, anxiety, grief, depression and more. I use a variety of techniques to help you navigate life and not only survive it but have growth from any challenge. I enjoy using art, play, narrative, music, spiritual and holistic techniques. interventions.
(956) 398-5955 View (956) 398-5955
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Daniel Garza
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC, LCDC
Verified Verified
La Vernia, TX 78121  (Online Only)
My goal is to help clients develop tools and skills, based on their current strengths, that they can use moving forward. In six to eight sessions we will focus on what they can do versus what they cannot do.
My goal is to help clients develop tools and skills, based on their current strengths, that they can use moving forward. In six to eight sessions we will focus on what they can do versus what they cannot do.
(512) 337-4434 View (512) 337-4434

More Therapists Nearby

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April Gilchrist
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC-S, NCC
Verified Verified
Stockdale, TX 78160  (Online Only)
As a Licensed Professional Counselor, my primary obligation is to respect the integrity and to promote the welfare of my client. I see counseling as a process in which you, the client, and I, the counselor, having come to understand and trust one another, work as a team to explore and define present problem situations, develop future goals for an improved life and work in a systemic fashion toward realizing these goals. I will facilitate an atmosphere of warmth and trust in which to establish rapport between you and myself. The objective of therapy is to establish therapeutic goals and implement a planned change in your life.
As a Licensed Professional Counselor, my primary obligation is to respect the integrity and to promote the welfare of my client. I see counseling as a process in which you, the client, and I, the counselor, having come to understand and trust one another, work as a team to explore and define present problem situations, develop future goals for an improved life and work in a systemic fashion toward realizing these goals. I will facilitate an atmosphere of warmth and trust in which to establish rapport between you and myself. The objective of therapy is to establish therapeutic goals and implement a planned change in your life.
(830) 947-5757 View (830) 947-5757

Online Therapists

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Marquia S Caldwell
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
San Antonio, TX 78209
I specialize in trauma, severe mental illness, depression, anxiety, identity issues, substance use, co-occurring disorders, and LGBTQ issues.
Throughout our lives we collect scars through tough experiences or traumas. My hope is for you to understand that it’s okay to struggle, and it’s okay to have support and guidance. I pride myself in creating a safe and comfortable space for my clients, because comfort is part of the healing process and moving forward. I provide support with empowering individuals to overcome their struggles. I strive to build strong therapeutic relationships that consist of trust, transparency, and empathy.
I specialize in trauma, severe mental illness, depression, anxiety, identity issues, substance use, co-occurring disorders, and LGBTQ issues.
Throughout our lives we collect scars through tough experiences or traumas. My hope is for you to understand that it’s okay to struggle, and it’s okay to have support and guidance. I pride myself in creating a safe and comfortable space for my clients, because comfort is part of the healing process and moving forward. I provide support with empowering individuals to overcome their struggles. I strive to build strong therapeutic relationships that consist of trust, transparency, and empathy.
(210) 871-0897 View (210) 871-0897
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Hanna Del Toro
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Austin, TX 78729  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
In addition to my counseling services described above, I provide high quality and professional substance abuse assessment services.
To schedule an appointment please visit hannadeltoro.com. I work with primarily teens, adults, and older adults in the retirement years. I treat many conditions including anxiety, depression, eating disorders, grief and loss, life transitions, youth dealing with school or peer challenges, families dealing with divorce, substance use issues and many other concerns.
In addition to my counseling services described above, I provide high quality and professional substance abuse assessment services.
To schedule an appointment please visit hannadeltoro.com. I work with primarily teens, adults, and older adults in the retirement years. I treat many conditions including anxiety, depression, eating disorders, grief and loss, life transitions, youth dealing with school or peer challenges, families dealing with divorce, substance use issues and many other concerns.
(512) 982-9720 View (512) 982-9720
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Taylor Maureen Barstad
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Austin, TX 78759
My primary clinical focus has been centered around helping individuals cope with eating disorders, substance use disorders, anxiety, depression, personality disorders, mood disorders, trauma and family work.
I would describe my therapeutic style as personable, open, warm, accepting and thoughtful. I will always meet my clients where they’re at and include them while creating a personalized treatment plan.
My primary clinical focus has been centered around helping individuals cope with eating disorders, substance use disorders, anxiety, depression, personality disorders, mood disorders, trauma and family work.
I would describe my therapeutic style as personable, open, warm, accepting and thoughtful. I will always meet my clients where they’re at and include them while creating a personalized treatment plan.
(512) 882-0589 View (512) 882-0589
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Kristen Lockhart
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-S
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
San Antonio, TX 78232
Hello and welcome! I realize that choosing a therapist can be intimidating but you’ve made it this far, which means you’re ready to take action and I am here to help! My goal is to create a safe, judgment free, and empowering therapeutic alliance that allows each client to reach his or her full potential. My approach is holistic, collaborative, and integrative to your needs. Each person is unique and therefore deserves an individual approach to therapy. I have experience working with individuals struggling with symptoms related to traumatic events as well as individuals battling addiction, mood and anxiety disorders, and grief.
Hello and welcome! I realize that choosing a therapist can be intimidating but you’ve made it this far, which means you’re ready to take action and I am here to help! My goal is to create a safe, judgment free, and empowering therapeutic alliance that allows each client to reach his or her full potential. My approach is holistic, collaborative, and integrative to your needs. Each person is unique and therefore deserves an individual approach to therapy. I have experience working with individuals struggling with symptoms related to traumatic events as well as individuals battling addiction, mood and anxiety disorders, and grief.
(210) 756-4781 View (210) 756-4781
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Ashley J Stancil
Licensed Professional Counselor, MEd, CSC, LPC
Verified Verified
Austin, TX 78705  (Online Only)
I have experience working with addiction, trauma, pre-marital/marital counseling, and families with special needs children.
I am a woman who wears many hats, and my life experiences have led to my passion and career pursuit in counseling. I believe in the importance of self-care and adopting a fresh perspective when life's adversities can leave us feeling "stuck." Not everything in life is within our control. However, we can foster our inner resilience while employing researched intervention strategies and theoretical approaches in counseling to sustain ourselves during the unexpected.
I have experience working with addiction, trauma, pre-marital/marital counseling, and families with special needs children.
I am a woman who wears many hats, and my life experiences have led to my passion and career pursuit in counseling. I believe in the importance of self-care and adopting a fresh perspective when life's adversities can leave us feeling "stuck." Not everything in life is within our control. However, we can foster our inner resilience while employing researched intervention strategies and theoretical approaches in counseling to sustain ourselves during the unexpected.
(281) 666-2759 View (281) 666-2759
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Full Circle Connection, PLLC
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Austin, TX 78731
Be it depression, anxiety, personal identity, eating disorders, communication issues, family conflict, miscarriage, grief, and addiction.
Relationships are what fulfill us most. The most important relationship is the one you have with yourself, as it lays the foundation for all other relationships in your life. As a therapist, I understand that the path to a fulfilling life starts from within. Therapy is a deeply personal process that has the potential to completely transform how you view the world around you. Change is possible. My mission is to help you understand the problems you are facing and to find meaningful solutions that work best for you.
Be it depression, anxiety, personal identity, eating disorders, communication issues, family conflict, miscarriage, grief, and addiction.
Relationships are what fulfill us most. The most important relationship is the one you have with yourself, as it lays the foundation for all other relationships in your life. As a therapist, I understand that the path to a fulfilling life starts from within. Therapy is a deeply personal process that has the potential to completely transform how you view the world around you. Change is possible. My mission is to help you understand the problems you are facing and to find meaningful solutions that work best for you.
(512) 969-2205 View (512) 969-2205
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The Relapse Project
Drug & Alcohol Counselor, CAS
Verified Verified
San Antonio, TX 78232
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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Tess Taylor
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC, LCDC
Verified Verified
5 Endorsed
Austin, TX 78723
These symptoms often manifest as family of origin (FOO) issues, co-dependency, addiction, anxiety, and difficulty with life transitions.
I often work with individuals who utilize externals to numb their feelings (whether that be drugs, alcohol, relationships), and people who may have been taught to ignore their own wants and needs in order to fulfill their role of taking care of others. This disconnect from your emotional experience has the ability to isolate you from those around you, often leading to misunderstanding and conflict in relationships. My goal is to help you gain insight into your own internal experience in order to better understand yourself, and to be better understood by those around you.
These symptoms often manifest as family of origin (FOO) issues, co-dependency, addiction, anxiety, and difficulty with life transitions.
I often work with individuals who utilize externals to numb their feelings (whether that be drugs, alcohol, relationships), and people who may have been taught to ignore their own wants and needs in order to fulfill their role of taking care of others. This disconnect from your emotional experience has the ability to isolate you from those around you, often leading to misunderstanding and conflict in relationships. My goal is to help you gain insight into your own internal experience in order to better understand yourself, and to be better understood by those around you.
(512) 364-0569 View (512) 364-0569
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Unitive Counseling (Tanya Martinez-Cardenas)
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC, LCDC, ICADC, SAP
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Kyle, TX 78640  (Online Only)
We support all clients who have recently left rehab or are experiencing problematic substance abuse.
Hi! My name is Tanya Martinez-Cardenas. I'm a bilingual Licensed Professional Counselor & owner of Unitive Counseling Services (UCS). I am the primary director and counselor at UCS. However, our team consists of recovery coaches, & an EMDR therapist. We specialize in addiction, depression, anxiety, and trauma. We offer Ketamine-Assisted Therapy (KAP). I currently have a Waitlist for new counseling clients; however, I am accepting DOT SAP clients. If you want to book an online DOT SAP session with me just click on the "website" icon here on this page. This is a program for DOT regulated employees who have failed a drug test.
We support all clients who have recently left rehab or are experiencing problematic substance abuse.
Hi! My name is Tanya Martinez-Cardenas. I'm a bilingual Licensed Professional Counselor & owner of Unitive Counseling Services (UCS). I am the primary director and counselor at UCS. However, our team consists of recovery coaches, & an EMDR therapist. We specialize in addiction, depression, anxiety, and trauma. We offer Ketamine-Assisted Therapy (KAP). I currently have a Waitlist for new counseling clients; however, I am accepting DOT SAP clients. If you want to book an online DOT SAP session with me just click on the "website" icon here on this page. This is a program for DOT regulated employees who have failed a drug test.
(737) 265-8191 View (737) 265-8191
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Christy E Tappe
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, NCC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Austin, TX 78746
NOTE: I do not have any current availability. I'm only accepting telehealth clients. I work with people struggling with depression, anxiety, ADHD, addiction and other life challenges. The time you take, as well as, the effort you invest in and outside of therapy may help you realize central themes in your life and what you can to do to create a positive change. As you share with me your personal story/situation, I will help you gain skills and "tools" intended to move you closer towards reaching your personal value based goals.
NOTE: I do not have any current availability. I'm only accepting telehealth clients. I work with people struggling with depression, anxiety, ADHD, addiction and other life challenges. The time you take, as well as, the effort you invest in and outside of therapy may help you realize central themes in your life and what you can to do to create a positive change. As you share with me your personal story/situation, I will help you gain skills and "tools" intended to move you closer towards reaching your personal value based goals.
(512) 402-8652 View (512) 402-8652
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Laurie Pettis
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, LCDC
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
Austin, TX 78744
My name is Laurie Pettis and I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker supervised. I am EMDR Trained. I began working with victims and survivors of sex trafficking in 2011 when I moved to China for a year. Then, I continued that work in Houston in 2017, which led me to graduate school for social work in 2019. After graduating in 2021, I have worked with both male, female, and LGBTQIA+ individuals recovering from substance use and other mental health disorders. I have worked with clients who have personality disorders, mood disorders, PTSD or emotional/sexual/religious trauma.
My name is Laurie Pettis and I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker supervised. I am EMDR Trained. I began working with victims and survivors of sex trafficking in 2011 when I moved to China for a year. Then, I continued that work in Houston in 2017, which led me to graduate school for social work in 2019. After graduating in 2021, I have worked with both male, female, and LGBTQIA+ individuals recovering from substance use and other mental health disorders. I have worked with clients who have personality disorders, mood disorders, PTSD or emotional/sexual/religious trauma.
(512) 877-7094 View (512) 877-7094
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Elene Drakonakis
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-S
Verified Verified
Austin, TX 78731
Contemplating any change can be daunting, but here you are, reaching out, exploring. Seeing a therapist can be the first step along a new path. Change takes time, and we can go at your pace, walking together on a path you determine. Whether you are looking at a life transition, worried about how substance use is affecting you, grieving a loss or dealing with a chronic illness, together we will begin the process of examining where you are, working together to shift to a place that brings you fulfillment and to help you reach your goals.
Contemplating any change can be daunting, but here you are, reaching out, exploring. Seeing a therapist can be the first step along a new path. Change takes time, and we can go at your pace, walking together on a path you determine. Whether you are looking at a life transition, worried about how substance use is affecting you, grieving a loss or dealing with a chronic illness, together we will begin the process of examining where you are, working together to shift to a place that brings you fulfillment and to help you reach your goals.
(737) 204-2192 View (737) 204-2192
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.