Alcohol Use Therapists in Westlake, Seattle, WA

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Amy Bloom LICSW
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW, CSAT, CMAT
Verified
Verified
I am a licensed counselor with over a decade treating depression, bipolar disorder, and anxiety, and a sex addiction therapist (CSAT) certified by the International Institute for Trauma and Addiction Professionals (IITAP) with Patrick Carnes. Along with general practice and specialties, I treat those who suffer from sexual addiction/compulsion and their spouses/partners. I offer assessment, level of care determination, and counseling for sexual addicts/compulsives. I do not treat sex offenders. Individual and group sessions are available for spouses and partners. Issues addressed include love addiction, codependency, grief and loss, betrayal, trauma healing, boundaries, self care, and integrity.
(206) 434-1000
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Westlake
Seattle, WA 98109
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Jennifer Bielenberg
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
3 Endorsed
Verified
3 Endorsed
I am a licensed psychologist who provides telehealth services to California, Washington State, and PSYPACT state residents. While I've spent much of my specialist practice at the intersection of substance use, PTSD, and co-occurring disorders in adults (18+), my generalist training has also prepared me to support those experiencing anxiety, depression, perfectionism, boundary issues, deep wisdom experiences of grief and relational transitions, and overworking/burnout related to high-pressure or exploitative work environments. I regularly engage in culturally responsive training to support members of marginalized groups.
(425) 230-5819
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Westlake
Seattle, WA 98109
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Bethany Andrews
Counselor, MA, LMHC, LPC
Verified
Verified
I am here to help people get out of their emotional ruts and into healing. Teens and adults struggling with school, jobs, and/or relationships are my specialty. My job is to help alleviate some of your suffering and present tools that you can use to find more satisfaction in life. This therapy is designed to get where you want to be fast.
(206) 823-1250
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Westlake
Seattle, WA 98109
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Carl Allen Tippins
Counselor, PhD, LMHC
Verified
Verified
Someone in my family was asking me recently "What is the most important consideration when looking for a therapist? " The fit, the feel, the vibe you have with the therapist really is best way to decide if this is a good match. A good fit, you will work well together. We will work with the issues that you are currently experiencing, noticing the internal roots of conflict, and finding ways to make meaningful and purposeful shifts or changes in your life. Experiencing difficulties from depression, relationship endings, truama, abuse, addictions, let's talk. - My practice is typically full but can offer wait list for new consultations
(253) 214-9352
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Westlake
Seattle, WA 98109
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Field Trip Health
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
Field Trip Health is proud to offer ketamine-assisted therapy, a new treatment option for treatment-resistant mental health conditions such as depression, anxiety, and PTSD. Ketamine-assisted therapy is safe, legal, highly-effective and fast-acting, and is proven to be able to provide relief from symptoms as soon as after the first session. From there, our program builds on these early gains throughout the treatment process. These consciousness-altering experiences are facilitated in a safe and intentional setting, designed to invoke feelings of serenity and calm, with a strong connection to nature & plant life. Our therapists help clients integrate their profound experiences, developing meaning out of insights generated during ketamine journeys. These experiences can be a powerful catalyst for self discovery and healing. The safe, comfortable, structured approach at Field Trip Health facilitates sustainable change.
(425) 842-0825
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Westlake
Seattle, WA 98109
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Will Dowd Counseling Services
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW
Verified
Verified
Hi, I'm Will. I'm glad you are here. Seeking help can be overwhelming when you are struggling just to get through the day. I hope to make the process a little easier for you. I have lots of experience working with all kinds of people suffering from depression, anxiety, ADHD, trauma, unwanted substance use, bipolar disorder, relationship issues and more. You want to feel better, to stop worrying about the future and rehashing the past, to move through what keeps you stuck in distress, to feel freedom, and some measure of peace. I am confident that therapy can help.
(206) 312-2326
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Westlake
Seattle, WA 98109
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D. Michael Louderback
Counselor, MA, LMHC
Verified
7 Endorsed
Verified
7 Endorsed
We are all alive and trying to learn something about living; we live the way that we feel. We do this automatically (and whether we know it or not) in relationship: in relating to our self and to others. Therefore, my philosophy is everything is emotional and relational and mindful; everything matters.
(206) 580-8338
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Westlake
Seattle, WA 98109
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Cahanin Counseling
Counselor, EdD, LCPC, LMHC
Verified
Verified
I am here to help you and to listen. We can work together to better understand the challenges in your life. Through talking, things will get better. Today, you are one step closer to a new you where you can feel empowered and go on that positive path to growth and well-being. As a therapist, my goal is to help you lead a life that is worth celebrating. 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.
(301) 755-9469
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Westlake
Seattle, WA 98109
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Ken Peer
Counselor, MA, LMHC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
**Current Openings** During this unusual time we are all in, I invite you to come and risk finding a different, more connected way of living. Together we will spend time looking at the specific issues that brought you into therapy, as well as explore the nature of your relationships with important people in your life. We will consider together how your way of relating with yourself and others impacts your life and the relationships around you. I believe that we are all looking for our true selves--who we are at our deepest, most profound "self"--and I look forward to beginning that journey with you.
(206) 535-1480
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Westlake
Seattle, WA 98109
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Brian Pendergast
Counselor, MA, LMHC
Verified
Verified
My practice is geared towards working through issues related to emotional/relational violence and trauma caused by abuse (physical, sexual, emotional). I also work with clients who have found themselves depressed and/or anxious due to some of these problems in their history. I believe in helping you find new ways of relating to yourself and others that foster wholeness, peace and honesty. My approach is couched in a mixture of kindness and truth, the goal being for you to see yourself more clearly with a greater sense of love and esteem, leading to increased contentment in life and relationships.
(253) 655-2317
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Westlake
Seattle, WA 98109
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Jeffrey Serage
Counselor, MA, LMHC
Verified
Verified
My ideal client is someone who has an intention to change. During my 25 years as a practicing therapist I have encountered a wide range of issues. Having worked with a large number of clients to the point of solution, I have concluded that in the end, the core of helping people is to listen. Effective listening gives me a deep understanding of their current situation. I can then gently point them toward getting more of what they want. My experience and compassion have often proven to be crucial elements for our success. This is the work of my life.
(206) 707-9303
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Westlake
Seattle, WA 98109
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Wayne E Carr
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
Verified
Dr. Carr uses a unique blend of Cognitive-Behavioral, Gestalt, Integral, Primal, Transpersonal & Family Therapy techniques to focus on natural growth & healing thus expanding the common central emphasis on disorders & symptom reduction. Clients change as they heal their pain, get emotionally nourished, recognize what is toxic and become authentically themselves.
(425) 358-2986
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Westlake
Seattle, WA 98109
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Online Therapists

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Casey Paganucci
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Verified
Sometimes life can be overwhelming. Perhaps you're tired of anxiety keeping you up at night or feel like depression is hindering you from living your life to your full potential. I enjoy working with adults who may feel trapped in a cycle of anxiety/depression or just feeling stuck in the monotony of every day life. Some issues I commonly work with clients on are: pregnancy/new parenting stress, career challenges, academic stress, alcohol use , relationship challenges, trauma.
(919) 737-7120
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Seattle, WA 98115
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Kimberly Shea
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LICSW, SUDPT
Verified
Verified
No availability. Hello- my practice is centered on work with older teens (16+) and adults for the treatment of anxiety and trauma/ptsd, my two areas of specialization. In addition I treat mood disorders, ADHD, and substance or alcohol use . I also offer individual DBT (Dialectical Behavior Therapy) skills training upon request. My approach is to combine elements from three types of therapies to achieve results, and I would be happy to discuss my process with you. Clients and colleagues describe me as easy to talk to and genuine, with an interactive approach; my style is to balance listening with effective feedback.
(206) 208-2644
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Seattle, WA 98125
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Niles Woods
Counselor, LMHCA, MHP
Verified
Verified
I've worked with people struggling with drugs/ alcohol use , codependency, and love addiction.
Sometimes personal tragedy strikes and you need to talk. Often systemic oppression and microaggressions can cause depression, anxiety and PTSD. I believe that hope is an endurant quality that gets us through the hardest parts of our life. Counseling is about restoring hope and advocacy within the context of an apathetic society. I teach self advocacy skills and boundary setting. My overall approach is compassion focused. I believe that clients know what is in their best interest and I hope to assist you in reaching your goals.
(253) 387-1988
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Seattle, WA 98101
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Kyle Petricek
Counselor, MA, LMHCA
Verified
3 Endorsed
Verified
3 Endorsed
You are likely seeking relief and clarity to thoughts, behaviors, and feelings that are not working for you. Simply put, something is stuck. I work with people to transform painful and frustrating experiences. For some, this looks like grief work. Others explore relationship struggles. I work with clients to bring awareness to their body, mind, and spirit to assist them in growing a deeper sense of their stories and desires. My ultimate goal is that you will have a growing sense of what it means for you to engage your world with a deepening sense of aliveness.
(206) 752-5241
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Seattle, WA 98103
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Tamara Dyer
Counselor, MA, LMHCA
Verified
Verified
My practice is currently full. I help adults increase a sense of stability and resource in times of shift and change. I offer a safe place for you to bring your experience of anxiety, depression, anger, or your struggles with recovery. I work from the perspective that in order to connect with inherent strength and resilience, you don't have to edit or bypass what you're feeling. It's not one or the other. In addition to my work with individuals, I help couples who are struggling find new ways to connect and live with greater ease and joy.
(206) 350-2671
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Seattle, WA 98122
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Alexandra Vance
Counselor, LMHCA
Verified
Verified
I utilize a holistic approach when working with clients. I specialize in chemical dependency, women's issues, and LGBTQIA-related issues. I provide clients with a safe, inviting space to explore their needs and goals. I believe therapy is the gateway to understanding your true, authentic self and learning how to be comfortable with this.
(206) 752-4276
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Seattle, WA 98119
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Max Tsymbalau MS, LMHC | Seattle Anxiety Therapist
Counselor, MS, LMHC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
Folks I work with describe me as warm and nonjudgmental, yet assertive and highly engaged. Our work will be an active collaboration - while I will continuously strive to deeply understand your inner experience, I will also point out things in your behavior or thinking that you may not be aware of and offer potential explanations of your challenges as well as practical suggestions about achieving your goals. As you gain more understanding and compassion towards the anxious, depressed, angry, or hurting parts of yourself, you will feel increasingly more grounded and empowered to lead the life that you desire.
(206) 350-9689
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Seattle, WA 98103
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Sean Alexander Ambrose
Counselor, MA, LMHCA
Verified
Verified
Hi y'all, I am honored you are taking steps toward empowering yourself! Suffering is an inherent part of life. Hardships in isolation, in aloneness or toxic relations, forms habitual patterns of trauma that can degrade our potential for living and loving. Yet when supported in holistic and compassionate relationships, our past pains have the potential to become present healings. Our trauma responses become wisdom to learn from, and our relationships become integrative dances of healing self and others. Together we can create a therapeutic relationship to unlearn traumatic patterns, empowering a thriving and flourishing life for you.
(206) 222-3642
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Seattle, WA 98112
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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.