Substance Use Therapists in Milwaukee, WI

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Ali Devine
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC, CSAC
Verified Verified
Milwaukee, WI 53202
I work with individuals and couples looking to improve the quality of their relationships and work through emotional and behavioral difficulties. I am also interested in helping men and women navigate the challenges that come with the end of a relationship. Other groups I like to work with include individuals in stressful life stages and clients struggling with substance use issues, anxiety, depression, and adjustment issues. I’m particularly drawn to young adults and adults in my practice. As a therapist, I will challenge and encourage you to make necessary changes.
I work with individuals and couples looking to improve the quality of their relationships and work through emotional and behavioral difficulties. I am also interested in helping men and women navigate the challenges that come with the end of a relationship. Other groups I like to work with include individuals in stressful life stages and clients struggling with substance use issues, anxiety, depression, and adjustment issues. I’m particularly drawn to young adults and adults in my practice. As a therapist, I will challenge and encourage you to make necessary changes.
(414) 240-1763 View (414) 240-1763
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Shawna Reiter
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Milwaukee, WI 53215
My name is Shawna Reiter, and I was born to advocate for people. I started with an education in treating substance use disorders and worked my way up to a BS in Human Development and Family Studies. I then got a master's in social work and became credentialed as a Licensed Clinical Social Worker. I am dually credentialed to treat substance use disorders and all types of mental illnesses.
My name is Shawna Reiter, and I was born to advocate for people. I started with an education in treating substance use disorders and worked my way up to a BS in Human Development and Family Studies. I then got a master's in social work and became credentialed as a Licensed Clinical Social Worker. I am dually credentialed to treat substance use disorders and all types of mental illnesses.
(414) 877-8070 View (414) 877-8070
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Anna Evans
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
Milwaukee, WI 53202  (Online Only)
I help clients cope with depression and anxiety, grief and loss, chronic insomnia, substance use, trauma, caregiver stress, and coping with disabilities. I also have experience with and strongly value work with first responders and other mental health providers.
I help clients cope with depression and anxiety, grief and loss, chronic insomnia, substance use, trauma, caregiver stress, and coping with disabilities. I also have experience with and strongly value work with first responders and other mental health providers.
(262) 333-5870 View (262) 333-5870
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Michelle Elert
Counselor, MS, LPC, SAC-IT
Verified Verified
Milwaukee, WI 53208
Waitlist for new clients
I am passionate about working with clients who are impacted by substance use and mood disorders. I believe in taking a holistic approach to counseling. Understanding how the mind and body work together to impact physical and mental health as part of recovery, is a key component of the work I do with clients. As well as, identifying how our thoughts impact our feelings and behaviors. I believe in collaborating with clients on their recovery journey in order to help you discover your best self.
I am passionate about working with clients who are impacted by substance use and mood disorders. I believe in taking a holistic approach to counseling. Understanding how the mind and body work together to impact physical and mental health as part of recovery, is a key component of the work I do with clients. As well as, identifying how our thoughts impact our feelings and behaviors. I believe in collaborating with clients on their recovery journey in order to help you discover your best self.
(414) 240-4490 View (414) 240-4490
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Sydney A Snyder
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC, SAC-IT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Milwaukee, WI 53202
I am drawn to helping individuals & families cope through life transitions, anxiety, substance use, interpersonal conflict, depression, & grief/loss.
Are you struggling with adjusting to change, coping with stress or navigating conflict? As a result, has this left you feeling overwhelmed or anxious? Has shame, guilt or negative self-talk been impacting you? Do you need help creating boundaries with your partner, family, or friends? As a therapist, I believe in the saying, “you can’t pour from an empty cup.” My role is to help you explore areas of concern, develop coping skills, and gain insight about yourself. A primary focus of my practice is teaching self-compassion to help fill up your cup when life is feeling too difficult to navigate on your own.
I am drawn to helping individuals & families cope through life transitions, anxiety, substance use, interpersonal conflict, depression, & grief/loss.
Are you struggling with adjusting to change, coping with stress or navigating conflict? As a result, has this left you feeling overwhelmed or anxious? Has shame, guilt or negative self-talk been impacting you? Do you need help creating boundaries with your partner, family, or friends? As a therapist, I believe in the saying, “you can’t pour from an empty cup.” My role is to help you explore areas of concern, develop coping skills, and gain insight about yourself. A primary focus of my practice is teaching self-compassion to help fill up your cup when life is feeling too difficult to navigate on your own.
(414) 246-4907 View (414) 246-4907
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Katelyn (Katy) Grusecki
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
Milwaukee, WI 53202
Whether you are feeling “stuck” in general or have specific, narrowly-focused concerns related to mood, anxiety, substance use, or relationships, our work together will be a transformative experience that will support your growth and result in lasting change. In therapy, you'll feel safe and understood and receive highly individualized, effective care. My collaborative, nonjudgmental, and strength-based approach provides you with realistic solutions to address your needs and achieve your goals so you can thrive in authenticity and ultimately live a more fulfilling and balanced life.
Whether you are feeling “stuck” in general or have specific, narrowly-focused concerns related to mood, anxiety, substance use, or relationships, our work together will be a transformative experience that will support your growth and result in lasting change. In therapy, you'll feel safe and understood and receive highly individualized, effective care. My collaborative, nonjudgmental, and strength-based approach provides you with realistic solutions to address your needs and achieve your goals so you can thrive in authenticity and ultimately live a more fulfilling and balanced life.
(608) 686-6074 View (608) 686-6074
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Kristen Serchen
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Milwaukee, WI 53202  (Online Only)
My areas of specialization include impulsive behaviors, substance use, adjustment disorders, ADHD, emotion regulation, trauma, addiction, and stress management.
Welcome! I believe therapy can be life-changing and I am committed to supporting you on your personal journey toward healing, growth, and well-being. As an experienced therapist, I can help reduce the stress you are feeling. My goal is to provide a warm, safe, and supportive environment where you'll receive compassionate support to work through your troubles and reach your goals.
My areas of specialization include impulsive behaviors, substance use, adjustment disorders, ADHD, emotion regulation, trauma, addiction, and stress management.
Welcome! I believe therapy can be life-changing and I am committed to supporting you on your personal journey toward healing, growth, and well-being. As an experienced therapist, I can help reduce the stress you are feeling. My goal is to provide a warm, safe, and supportive environment where you'll receive compassionate support to work through your troubles and reach your goals.
(262) 300-7265 View (262) 300-7265
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Sara Hays
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Milwaukee, WI 53207
Waitlist for new clients
I also specialize in substance use disorders, EMDR, and ongoing psychodynamic relational therapy.
Putting the needs of others above your own? Preoccupation with protecting other people and fixing their problems? An intense need to be perfect and gain approval from others? These are all common patterns that can lead to feelings of depression, anxiety and lack of fulfillment. I have a unique understanding for those who are struggling with these issues. With deep empathy, I can help you understand how your past experiences and relationships are affecting present day and provide you the solid ground to stand on to take risks to change your life and relationships.
I also specialize in substance use disorders, EMDR, and ongoing psychodynamic relational therapy.
Putting the needs of others above your own? Preoccupation with protecting other people and fixing their problems? An intense need to be perfect and gain approval from others? These are all common patterns that can lead to feelings of depression, anxiety and lack of fulfillment. I have a unique understanding for those who are struggling with these issues. With deep empathy, I can help you understand how your past experiences and relationships are affecting present day and provide you the solid ground to stand on to take risks to change your life and relationships.
(312) 698-3779 View (312) 698-3779
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Angel Bell
Drug & Alcohol Counselor, AA, SAC-IT, SAC(ce)
Verified Verified
Milwaukee, WI 53222
I focus on building confidence and providing proven strategies to help clients gain insight and skills in dealing with everyday life challenges, life transitions and substance use disorders.
Accepting New Clients! In life we are faced with various of different challenges, but we don’t have to allow the challenges we face to consume us or face them alone. Together, we can work through those challenges and you can begin to experience the life you desire to live. My focus is to help develop a customized plan of hope and healing to individuals suffering from Substance Abuse and Alcohol use. I enjoy working with a variety of clients from all walks of life.
I focus on building confidence and providing proven strategies to help clients gain insight and skills in dealing with everyday life challenges, life transitions and substance use disorders.
Accepting New Clients! In life we are faced with various of different challenges, but we don’t have to allow the challenges we face to consume us or face them alone. Together, we can work through those challenges and you can begin to experience the life you desire to live. My focus is to help develop a customized plan of hope and healing to individuals suffering from Substance Abuse and Alcohol use. I enjoy working with a variety of clients from all walks of life.
(414) 667-7858 View (414) 667-7858
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Amy Lynn Kerznar
Counselor, MS, LPC, SACIT, CCTP
Verified Verified
Milwaukee, WI 53227  (Online Only)
Many people with trauma or PTSD also suffer from substance use issues . Feelings of anxiety, fear, anger, grief, depression, loneliness, feeling judged, and misunderstood are very normal. You may not trust the world around you and may not know how to cope with symptoms of trauma alone and will instead seek to numb your emotional turmoil. Both are lonely and isolating issues. Substance use is an outward manifestation of your pain and with supportive trauma and substance use counseling combined, your addiction can be treated as well as the underline symptoms that cause the need to numb your emotions and avoid your reality.
Many people with trauma or PTSD also suffer from substance use issues . Feelings of anxiety, fear, anger, grief, depression, loneliness, feeling judged, and misunderstood are very normal. You may not trust the world around you and may not know how to cope with symptoms of trauma alone and will instead seek to numb your emotional turmoil. Both are lonely and isolating issues. Substance use is an outward manifestation of your pain and with supportive trauma and substance use counseling combined, your addiction can be treated as well as the underline symptoms that cause the need to numb your emotions and avoid your reality.
(262) 383-4468 View (262) 383-4468
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Samantha Soppa
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, SAC-IT
Verified Verified
Milwaukee, WI 53214
I have experience working with teens and adults who struggled with depression, anxiety, substance use disorders, OCD, and personality disorders.
Are you struggling with racing thoughts, continued unwanted behaviors, negative self-talk, low motivation, or just feeling stuck? It is not the easiest decision to ask for help, yet taking care of your mental health is one of the most important things you can do for yourself. We cannot always tackle these difficulties all on our own, so reaching out for guidance through therapy shows strength, courage, and motivation.
I have experience working with teens and adults who struggled with depression, anxiety, substance use disorders, OCD, and personality disorders.
Are you struggling with racing thoughts, continued unwanted behaviors, negative self-talk, low motivation, or just feeling stuck? It is not the easiest decision to ask for help, yet taking care of your mental health is one of the most important things you can do for yourself. We cannot always tackle these difficulties all on our own, so reaching out for guidance through therapy shows strength, courage, and motivation.
(262) 588-4517 View (262) 588-4517
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Amanda Volbrecht
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC, SAC-IT
Verified Verified
Milwaukee, WI 53207
Making impactful, long-lasting change can be difficult. Draining mental health symptoms, substance use, and trauma can contribute to making positive lasting change feel like an impossible and daunting task. I understand the importance of wanting to find that immediate relief, as well as identifying and treating the root of the problem. An essential part of our work is exploring the past and making connections between the past and present. I enjoy getting to know my clients as individuals, assisting them in their journey of learning about themselves, and helping them learn the skills they need to live a more meaningful life.
Making impactful, long-lasting change can be difficult. Draining mental health symptoms, substance use, and trauma can contribute to making positive lasting change feel like an impossible and daunting task. I understand the importance of wanting to find that immediate relief, as well as identifying and treating the root of the problem. An essential part of our work is exploring the past and making connections between the past and present. I enjoy getting to know my clients as individuals, assisting them in their journey of learning about themselves, and helping them learn the skills they need to live a more meaningful life.
(414) 348-5542 View (414) 348-5542
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Margo Florez
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, CSAC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Milwaukee, WI 53202
Feeling stressed, overwhelmed, stuck? Need someone to talk to about life transitions, challenges at work, relationship issues, alcohol or substance use? We can figure stuff out together and come up with a plan. Things can get better if you take the first step.
Feeling stressed, overwhelmed, stuck? Need someone to talk to about life transitions, challenges at work, relationship issues, alcohol or substance use? We can figure stuff out together and come up with a plan. Things can get better if you take the first step.
(262) 416-1998 View (262) 416-1998
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Allison Stephans
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Milwaukee, WI 53227
I have years of experience helping others, particularly with chronic health issues, substance use, depression, and anxiety.
Life can be challenging. When life gets tough, it is likely to influence how you feel and how you react. You may feel overwhelmed in a way that makes it difficult to make decisions, take action, or feel motivated. Or you may be overwhelmed with emotions you don't know what to do with. Talking with a therapist you can connect with can help you look at your challenges in a new way and help you move forward to overcome life's difficulties.
I have years of experience helping others, particularly with chronic health issues, substance use, depression, and anxiety.
Life can be challenging. When life gets tough, it is likely to influence how you feel and how you react. You may feel overwhelmed in a way that makes it difficult to make decisions, take action, or feel motivated. Or you may be overwhelmed with emotions you don't know what to do with. Talking with a therapist you can connect with can help you look at your challenges in a new way and help you move forward to overcome life's difficulties.
(262) 946-5135 View (262) 946-5135
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Daniel Dashner
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Milwaukee, WI 53215
My name is Dan Dashner. I am dually licensed in the treatment of mental health and substance use disorders. As a therapist, I prefer to look beyond labels and identify and resolve root causes for emotional pain and suffering. Clients I work with are typically individuals, couples, and families who are experiencing some form of emotional discomfort, or emotional pain. Sometimes this is stress brought on by recent changes to work, family, or significant relationships. Other times the focus of therapy is with clients who've made repeated but unsuccessful attempts at resolving a persistent condition.
My name is Dan Dashner. I am dually licensed in the treatment of mental health and substance use disorders. As a therapist, I prefer to look beyond labels and identify and resolve root causes for emotional pain and suffering. Clients I work with are typically individuals, couples, and families who are experiencing some form of emotional discomfort, or emotional pain. Sometimes this is stress brought on by recent changes to work, family, or significant relationships. Other times the focus of therapy is with clients who've made repeated but unsuccessful attempts at resolving a persistent condition.
(414) 348-5792 View (414) 348-5792
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Carly Klein
Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Verified Verified
Milwaukee, WI 53202
Waitlist for new clients
Your journey towards healing and self-discovery begins today! Carly is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with her Substance Abuse Counseling in training license. Carly has eight years of direct clinical experience and specializes in working with adults with co-occurring substance use and mental health concerns, trauma, anxiety and depression disorders and individuals facing adversity. Carly uses a variety of techniques including Psychodynamic Therapy, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Somatic Experiencing, Motivational Interviewing and Internal Family Systems.
Your journey towards healing and self-discovery begins today! Carly is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with her Substance Abuse Counseling in training license. Carly has eight years of direct clinical experience and specializes in working with adults with co-occurring substance use and mental health concerns, trauma, anxiety and depression disorders and individuals facing adversity. Carly uses a variety of techniques including Psychodynamic Therapy, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Somatic Experiencing, Motivational Interviewing and Internal Family Systems.
(414) 348-5349 x5 View (414) 348-5349 x5
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Alev Ildiz
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Milwaukee, WI 53217  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
My clinical interests include identity development, family and relationship concerns, trauma, grief, anxiety, depression, and substance use.
Sometimes the way you relate to yourself and others no longer aligns with who you truly are, your values or how you envisioned your life. You may feel disconnected from yourself and others. You may feel anxious or misunderstood, and start to question your worth or love. To cope, you wear a mask to hide parts of yourself, which creates feelings of tension within yourself and with others. What if you lived your life according to your values while accepting and expressing your genuine self? I create a judgement free, safe therapeutic space where you can explore, understand and find your authentic self.
My clinical interests include identity development, family and relationship concerns, trauma, grief, anxiety, depression, and substance use.
Sometimes the way you relate to yourself and others no longer aligns with who you truly are, your values or how you envisioned your life. You may feel disconnected from yourself and others. You may feel anxious or misunderstood, and start to question your worth or love. To cope, you wear a mask to hide parts of yourself, which creates feelings of tension within yourself and with others. What if you lived your life according to your values while accepting and expressing your genuine self? I create a judgement free, safe therapeutic space where you can explore, understand and find your authentic self.
(262) 537-5458 View (262) 537-5458
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Loria Boone
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
Milwaukee, WI 53215
I’ve also seen firsthand the profound impact that mental health, and substance use concerns as well as subsequent treatment can have on people, families, and communities.
Hi, my name is Loria Boone. I am a licensed professional counselor with 10 years of experience in behavioral health. I am intensively trained in dialectical behavioral therapy. This is an evidence-based practice used to treat an array of concerns including borderline personality disorder, self-harm, interpersonal issues, and difficulty coping with life stressors. I approach therapy collaboratively. My clients are the experts in their own lives. I use dialectical behavioral therapy, and cognitive behavioral therapy to increase mindfulness, build insight, and teach skills.
I’ve also seen firsthand the profound impact that mental health, and substance use concerns as well as subsequent treatment can have on people, families, and communities.
Hi, my name is Loria Boone. I am a licensed professional counselor with 10 years of experience in behavioral health. I am intensively trained in dialectical behavioral therapy. This is an evidence-based practice used to treat an array of concerns including borderline personality disorder, self-harm, interpersonal issues, and difficulty coping with life stressors. I approach therapy collaboratively. My clients are the experts in their own lives. I use dialectical behavioral therapy, and cognitive behavioral therapy to increase mindfulness, build insight, and teach skills.
(414) 485-9925 View (414) 485-9925
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Jonathan Paul Stone
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Milwaukee, WI 53202  (Online Only)
I am licensed in Wisconsin with 20+ years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients (teens, adults, families) with stress and anxiety, relationship issues, parenting issues, substance use & depression. I will tailor our dialogue and treatment plan to meet your unique and specific needs. It takes courage to seek out a more fulfilling and happier life and to take the first steps towards a change. I am here to support & empower you in that journey.
I am licensed in Wisconsin with 20+ years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients (teens, adults, families) with stress and anxiety, relationship issues, parenting issues, substance use & depression. I will tailor our dialogue and treatment plan to meet your unique and specific needs. It takes courage to seek out a more fulfilling and happier life and to take the first steps towards a change. I am here to support & empower you in that journey.
(920) 294-1294 View (920) 294-1294
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Angela Povletich
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC, CSAC, ATR
Verified Verified
Milwaukee, WI 53207
Is worry, fear, or physical symptoms of anxiety holding you back? Feel like your mind is in a million places at once? Challenges with procrastination? Has substance use become a way to cope? Have you noticed it affecting your relationships?
Is worry, fear, or physical symptoms of anxiety holding you back? Feel like your mind is in a million places at once? Challenges with procrastination? Has substance use become a way to cope? Have you noticed it affecting your relationships?
(414) 261-3196 View (414) 261-3196

Substance Use Therapists

How do substance and drug recovery or rehabilitation programs work?

In inpatient programs, individuals live in a facility with other clients in recovery; in outpatient programs, individuals reside at home. These facilities are staffed with healthcare professionals including physicians, nurses, psychologists, counselors, and psychotherapists. Staff often also includes people who have recovered themselves, serving as mentors and guides. These programs may use abstinence, harm reduction, detoxification, psychotherapy, and other methods.

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 substance use reduce the amount of drugs they consume. It is not abstinence-based like a 12-step program, but combining harm reduction with psychotherapy proves to be effective for many people.

Are there specific medications for substance and drug use?

There are medications approved to treat substance use disorder—such as buprenorphine, methadone, naltrexone, and acamprosate. These medications do help people cope with substance use as well as avoid the problem of relapse. Naltrexone can help reduce cravings, methadone is an opioid medication used to treat severe pain, and acamprosate may help ease symptoms like poor sleep and anxious feelings.