Addiction Treatment La Mirada CA. Counseling for Substance Abuse, Alcohol, Internet, Sex, and Drug Addictions.


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Addiction Therapist

Jill Wu, MBA, MA, CLC, CHt

Certified Life Coach & Hypnotherapist

Within Driving Distance of La Mirada, CA

I have a lot of experience working with addiction and I find that I need to treat each person differntly depending on what works for them and what their history is. Helping with confidence, skills to improve life and get your feelings out is necessary, but also not being judgmental and holding clients accountable for their recovery is important.

Addiction Therapist

Sue Passalacqua, M.S., MFT

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

Within Driving Distance of La Mirada, CA

I work in conjunction with 12-step programs to help individuals recover from addictions. I take a holistic approach to addictions counseling which means that I will begin by exploring, with my clients, their history and upbringing to reveal what role models may have influenced their addiction and the benefit or "payoff" of their addiction. From here we can begin to unravel the negative habits of dealing with life's stressors and replace the addiction with a healthier response to life's challenges.

Addiction Therapist

Harris Marriage & Family Therapy Inc., LMFT

Harris Marriage & Family Therapy, Inc.

Within Driving Distance of La Mirada, CA

Most addictions whether they are gambling, pornography, internet, alcohol, drugs, or shopping are all rooted in the desire toward pleasure seeking and all result in an outcome which is unable to sustain that pleasurable experience. Often people seek treatment when the behaviors result in destructive outcomes. When a spouse or family member of an addicted person or the addicted person themselves, admits the behaviors are resulting in negative outcomes and the person is unsuccessful in stopping the behavior we define this as an addiction. We provide insight as to what is the root cause and teach them better coping skills.

Addiction Therapist

Robert Puff, M.A., M.Div., Ph.D.

Clinical Psychologist

Within Driving Distance of La Mirada, CA

Scientists have researched for years to isolate and locate a physiological marker that would identify someone’s predilection for addictive behavior. However, even if they were successful, any addict could tell you that addiction is much more than a physical problem. No matter the addiction, multiple factors contribute to the descent into this common form of mental illness. Physiological factors do play a role in addictions, as well as do family, cultural, environmental, and psychological considerations. So, which is it for you? If you are a typical addict, all of them apply to a certain extent. Relapses into addiction after typical rehab treatments, usually occur when all factors haven’t been ....

Addiction Therapist

Gary Aris, LPC, CTC

Licensed Pastor Counselor, Certified Temperament Counselor

Within Driving Distance of La Mirada, CA

Is your addiction eating you alive? Perhaps you have received some bad news from a doctor or a loved one because of your addiction. No matter what you're experiencing, we're here to help you. You're not alone! We create a custom made system that fits your life to bring the greatest results. Our counseling method has proven to be over 90% effective. Call us now to see how we can help you.

Addiction Therapist

Lisa Pines, MS (Hablo Español)

Marriage and Family Therapist Registered Intern

Within Driving Distance of La Mirada, CA

Starting therapy can be a difficult process. I bring a safe warm environment where people can heal from what is holding them back. I provide psychotherapy services for adults, adolescents and families. I help people improve their relationships and also heal from depression and anxiety. To learn more about my services or schedule an appointment, call me at (949) 436-8068.

Addiction Therapist

Heather Browne, PsyD, MA, LMFT

Licensed Marriage Family Therapist

Within Driving Distance of La Mirada, CA

I do not work with severe drug and alcohol addiction. I work with clients who are able to function, yet finding it becoming more difficult and needing to stop their behavior before they hit bottom. We use cognitive behaviorial techniques to protect them from acting out and build up a support network. We also begin to explore soothing and coping techniques which are needed and missing.

Addiction Therapist

Trish Phillips, PsyD, LMFT

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

Within Driving Distance of La Mirada, CA

You didn't start off thinking, "I'm going to become an addict." Whether its drugs, alcohol, gambling, sex, shopping, etc., I'm positive your goal in the beginning wasn't to have your whole life consumed with your addiction. That's what addictions do, they take over your life. It is important as you start your journey of recovery that you are held accountable and have the support you need and deserve. As you start to feel the grips of the addiction lesson we will explore the deeper reasons you became addicted.

Addiction Therapist

Susette Magana, LMFT

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

Within Driving Distance of La Mirada, CA

I specialize in working with partners of addicts. Sometimes it feels like your partner is "cheating" on you with drugs, alcohol, pornography. Sometimes a partner is actually cheating. It feels as if you're not good enough, and it's easy to feel sad, worthless, ignored, or just angry. It's important to be seeking help during this time to learn to set boundaries, to engage with your partner in an honest way, and to have expectations that your partner is seeking treatment. I'm here for you, to listen to you, to support you as you walk down this very lonely and fearful road.

Addiction Therapist

Sara Doudna-Klein, LMFT

Marriage and Family Therapist

Within Driving Distance of La Mirada, CA

Addiction is a crippling condition, not only for the addicted person, but for all members of their families, I have been exposed to all aspects of addiction in my personal life. I have also been treating alcoholics, addicts and their families for over 25 years as a professional. I have had the privilege of being a part of some amazing transformations. I have seen people turn the wreckage of their lives into building blocks for a new life and help others to do the same. It is never to late to start over, but you can not do it alone. If you are really ready to start this journey, please call me. If you are not ready, call anyway just to find out what is possible.

Addiction Therapist

Susan Purrington, Psy.D.

Licensed Clinical Psychologist

Within Driving Distance of La Mirada, CA

For many people, addictions can be a private pain that they keep hidden away from others. Often times, people feel powerless to overcome these temptations that may eventually impact their relationships and life functioning. In the safety of therapy, we will work towards identifying triggers or times when you feel most vulnerable to your addiction. We'll process through underlying issues and develop feasible steps for you to resist temptations and replace them with constructive and healthy ways of coping. Whether it's internet addiction, pornography, substance abuse, binge eating- you do not have to let your addiction consume you any longer.

Addiction Therapist

Emily Newman, MA, LMFT, LPCC

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

Within Driving Distance of La Mirada, CA

I am a CalGETS outpatient provider with specialized training in the treatment of problem gamblers and their families use specific diagnostic tools to determine the extent and severity of the problem. The licensed therapist creates a therapeutic relationship to help each client succeed using proven strategies that motivate the client to change, identify distortions and feelings about gambling, identify gambling triggers, and prevent relapsing into destructive behaviors. The specific types of treatment provided to problem and pathological gamblers will be a combination of state-provided treatment materials, knowledge and skills acquired from the trainings, and techniques from the th

Addiction Therapist

Ed Segawa, M.A., LMFT

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

Within Driving Distance of La Mirada, CA

Addictions can come in many forms. Some struggle with alcohol and drug addictions, while others struggle with gambling. Still others may struggle with internet pornogrpahy or video games. The common reasons for getting hooked are either boredom, the desire to seek pleasure or simply to just have have fun. The hardest reason to admit an addiction is that it is a way to cope with life's difficult problems. Whatever your reason, if any of these addictions are affecting your work or relationships, it's probably time to seek professional help. Caring and quality professionals are non-judgemental, teach you to cope with difficult emotions, and find alternative outlets for spending your time.

Addiction Therapist

Dr. Lynne, Ph.D., L.M.F.T.

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

Within Driving Distance of La Mirada, CA

There are many kind of addictions....chemicals....gambling....adultery....sexual...pornography....internet. These addictions often serve to "mask" intense emotions felt by an individual. The addiction serves, at least for the moment or hour to allow one to "escape". Obsessive Compulsive behaviors follow, often by the decline in quality of life. Working with a professional therapist will allow you to talk about your life, your emotions, your unresolved issues. This journey of discovery can lead to a better self image, better relationships (since addictions are "instead" of people) and better health.

Addiction Therapist

Daryl Temkin, Daryl Temkin

Ph.D., Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

Within Driving Distance of La Mirada, CA

In this generation, the growth of individuals with addictions is very significant. Addictions originally were isolated to alcohol and drugs. Today’s addictions are understood to also include, food, sex, money, gambling, video, internet, internet games, internet chatrooms, internet pornography and other types of prolonged, repeated and out of control behaviors and actions. Addictions take over a person’s ability to have of self- control of the action which leads to the fogging of any will power to stop the addictive activity even when a matter of great importance comes in conflict with the addiction. Addictions ruin people and all relationships surrounding them. Addiction counseling explores underlying factors leading to the addiction and looks to find...(view profile to read more)

Addiction Therapist

Duane Osterlind, LMFT, CSAT

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

Within Driving Distance of La Mirada, CA

Are you struggling with addictive lifestyle behaviors around food, exercise, gambling, shopping or sex? If so you may feel like your out-of-control. A part of you may know you have to stop this behavior or your life will be a mess, but you can't seem to do it. Are you filled with broken promises to yourself to change? So why not get help? I use a task-centered approach to behavioral addictions. It is a structured path that leads to recovery. It is a step by step approach that has helped others change their lives. Do the tasks and get better. It is simple but not easy. Don't wait until it is too late. If your ready to change then give me a call.

Addiction Therapist

Prepare To Change, Psy.D., HSPP

Individual and Family Therapists

Within Driving Distance of La Mirada, CA

We see a variety of clients who struggle with addictive or compulsive behaviors and impulsivity. People who struggle with these symptoms may choose one or more repeating behaviors, actively engaging in pornography, alcohol, food, a belief, another person, gambling, gaming, or acquiring material possessions. Helping clients to understand the nature of addiction and the factors contributing to the behavior is the first step toward freedom. Tailoring treatment to the problem, we engage with the pattern using a multi-level approach. Not limiting therapy to only behavioral methods, we use CBT as well as Acceptance Commitment Therapy, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, and Motivational Interviewing.

Addiction Therapist

Mark Pines, MA LMFT

License Marriage and Family Therapist

Within Driving Distance of La Mirada, CA

I specialize in helping people overcome sex or porn addiction. I know the chaos these addictions can bring to relationships. I have helped many people from the troubled beginning of their journey to the loving conclusion.Finding the right person to help you is a lot to do with chemistry. Please call me at (949) 288-3123 if you have any questions at all. I want your therapy journey to be as successful as possible.

Addiction Therapist

Dr. Chris Nikolaidis, PhD

Clinical Psychologist

Within Driving Distance of La Mirada, CA

Addicted to alcohol, marijuana, cocaine? Addicted to sex, the internet, gambling, shopping, food, porn, exercise, money? Or perhaps you have achieved sobriety as a recovering Alcoholic or Drug Addict, you attend AA or NA regularly, and want additional support from a psychologist? I can help. In my Newport Beach Private Practice, I draw on my prior experience as a psychologist at celebrity rehab Morningside Recovery in Newport Beach. My specialties in helping you through recovery are Anxiety Disorders, Bipolar Disorders, Anger Management, and Couples Counseling. Call, click or text (949)791-7127 and get the support you need.

Addiction Therapist

Lyndsay Elliott, PsyD

Clinical Psychologist

Within Driving Distance of La Mirada, CA

Most often, nothing becomes an issue until it starts to interfere with your own level of functioning. Depending on the level of addiction, may depend on your level of treatment. Outpatient therapy is focused on those who are more stable within their addiction, and are wanting continued accountability and personal growth as their focus. Treatment may be more collaborative at this level (psychiatrist, physician, sponsor) to ensure that progress is continuing. Types of addiction treated in my practice: drug/alcohol use, food/exercise, shopping and co-dependency issues.

Addiction Therapist

Andrea Schoon, M.A., LMFT

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

Within Driving Distance of La Mirada, CA

There is so much guilt surrounding addiction. You get angry at yourself for not being "strong enough" to combat it. Your addiction has been your way to cope. No, it is not healthy, but you first must have some compassion for yourself and what got you here. Overcoming addiction requires intensive treatment, support, and a plan. Will power is simply not enough. I can help you create a plan that will give you the best advantage to overcoming the chains of addiction so that you can be free to live your life and enjoy your loved ones, and regain trust in yourself again.

Addiction Therapist

Nancy D Young, Ph.D.

Licensed Clinical Psychologist

Within Driving Distance of La Mirada, CA

I've worked in inpatient chemical dependency, researched the use of videotaped feedback in alcoholism treatment, & taught a university graduate course in Substance Disorders & Treatment. While active addiction is generally best treated inpatient, outpatient counseling can be an indispensable support both preparing for and after initial recovery, preferably in conjunction with a strong 12-step program, for relapse prevention and for learning a new concept of self and building the skills and tools needed for sober daily living, such as boredom-avoidance, assertiveness, and relationship building and maintenance.

Addiction Therapist

Kevin Fleming Ph.D.

Coach/Change Agent/Consultant

Within Driving Distance of La Mirada, CA

While most treatment approaches to addiction include 12 step programs, rehabs, and now sober living houses, Grey Matters International, Inc. provides a wildly successful alternative to traditional models of addiction treatment----that keeps the brain in mind. That is, talking to the conscious brain while the primal brain is deciding things even before you are consciously aware? Well, that is the problem to solve in addiction. We have the solution utilizing a new cutting edge neuroscience-centered brain rebalancing system. Contact kevin@kevinflemingphd.com or call 877-606-6161.

Addiction Therapist

Burdetta Honescko, Psy. D.

Burdetta Honescko MFT Psy D.

Within Driving Distance of La Mirada, CA

Most of my clients are not the person with the addiction, but the person married to the addict. Learning to set firm limits, not make excuses for the addict and no longer blame yourself for your spouses addiction is the first step for most people. Although there are many good addiction inpatient facilities in our area I find most of my clients are successful when attending AA, getting a sponsor and attending at least one meeting a day.

Addiction Therapist

Kristi Starkey, MS, MFT, #52051

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

Within Driving Distance of La Mirada, CA

As a therapist in Mission Viejo, CA I will work with you to help you understand your addiction and help you with tools and coping skills to overcome your addiction. I will walk with you through your pain and suffering so that it does not have control over you anymore. I will help you identify triggers and get the support that you need to assist you in overcoming your addiction.

Addiction Therapist

Mark Pines, MA LMFT

License Marriage and Family Therapist

Within Driving Distance of La Mirada, CA

I specialize in helping people overcome sex or porn addiction. I know the chaos these addictions can bring to relationships. I have helped many people from the troubled beginning of their journey to the loving conclusion.Finding the right person to help you is a lot to do with chemistry. Please call me at (949) 288-3123 if you have any questions at all. I want your therapy journey to be as successful as possible.

Addiction Therapist

Mark Pines, MA LMFT

License Marriage and Family Therapist

Within Driving Distance of La Mirada, CA

I specialize in helping people overcome sex or porn addiction. I know the chaos these addictions can bring to relationships. I have helped many people from the troubled beginning of their journey to the loving conclusion.Finding the right person to help you is a lot to do with chemistry. Please call me at (949) 288-3123 if you have any questions at all. I want your therapy journey to be as successful as possible.

Addiction Therapist

Curtis Miller, MFT, Psy.D., D. Min., M.A., M.Div.

Marriage and Family Therapists, Psychotherapy

Within Driving Distance of La Mirada, CA

We become addicted to certain behaviors when painful feelings about ourself cannot be recognized or expressed, and therefore unprocessed. Caught in these unrecognized feelings that never get understood, behaviors of accommodation take hold and keep us trapped. Therapy is a process of recognizing these emotional patterns leading to a personal empowerment to speak what one really desires and needs. This process breaks the addictive patterns.

Addiction Therapist

Kelly Duggan Shearer, MA., LMFT

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

Within Driving Distance of La Mirada, CA

No one likes pain. No one likes to feel alone, or stressed, or scared. Wouldn't it make sense to do what it takes to give ourselves relief from our despair? Turning to drugs, alcohol, food, spending, tv...you name it, can be our best way to get relief from our pain. And it works...momentarily. Unfortunately, it can become much bigger than we planned. Sometimes, it can hurt those we love and get in the way of living the life we want. Finding out what is underneath that pain, and helping it to be soothed without our addiction can be hard...but it can set us free. If you are ready to reclaim your joy, begin with this first courageous step of reaching out for help.

Addiction Therapist

Mary Ann Aronsohn, MA, LMFT

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

Within Driving Distance of La Mirada, CA

I have many times worked in therapy with clients who struggle with addictions, among other issues. I have studied Motivational Interviewing, which is remarkably helpful in addictions work. Clients feel supported and not judged, and are able to find their internal motivations for change. Therapy with me can complement work in separate addiction treatment as well.

Addiction Therapist

Craig Clark, Ph.D.

Licensed Clinical Psychologist

Within Driving Distance of La Mirada, CA

Dr. Clark offers serves for some of the most common addictions: alcohol, gambling, theft, and sexual addictions (including internet addiction, infedelity, seeking prostitutes, and other sexual compulsions such as public exhibitionism and voyeurism). Unfortunately, most people avoid seeking help until they run into trouble with the law and risk loosing their marriage and/or employment. Don't wait that long to ask for help.

Addiction Therapist

Verdant Oak Behavioral Health, Psy.D. and Ph.D.

Psychologist

Within Driving Distance of La Mirada, CA

Struggles with addiction and substance abuse can often be accompanied by guilt and shame, and this guilt and shame are typically triggers for continued use/relapse. Use of a strengths-based approach to treating substance abuse can tap an individual's own strengths to gain insight and to increase coping skills. Motivational Interviewing, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, and Interpersonal Therapy can also prove useful to address unmet needs, feeling "stuck" and challenging irrational thoughts that lead to continued use.

Addiction Therapist

Mark Baker, Ph.D.

Clinical Psychologist

Within Driving Distance of La Mirada, CA

There are many forms of addiction: Alcoholism & Chemical Dependency, Sexual Addictions, and Gambling are just a few. We believe there are root problems to every addiction that you can get to. Even if you don't consider yourself an "addict" you may have a problem in one of these areas. That can still be a very difficult thing to manage in your life on your own. We help people come to grips with addictions and problem behaviors that can get worse if left unaddressed. If you are struggling in this area don't try to go it alone. We can help.

Addiction Therapist

Andre Estephan, Ed.D, LMFT, CSAT-C

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

Within Driving Distance of La Mirada, CA

Are you or your loved one struggling with sex addiction, porn addiction, affairs or cybersex? Is your relationship at the brink of breakdown because of infidelity issues? Or maybe you or your partner have been living a secret, double life that threatens your marriage, family, work and wellbeing. With a deep sense of respect to the dignity and uniqueness of your human journey, I will work with you individually or as a couple to guide you into recovery and healing. The first step is hard but the journey will be worth it as you begin to experience inner peace, freedom and healthier intimacy. You don't have to walk this path alone. I'll walk with you step by step. Call me today at 626-327-5711

Addiction Therapist

Andre Estephan, Ed.D, LMFT, CSAT-C

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

Within Driving Distance of La Mirada, CA

Are you or your loved one struggling with sex addiction, porn addiction, affairs or cybersex? Is your relationship at the brink of breakdown because of infidelity issues? Or maybe you or your partner have been living a secret, double life that threatens your marriage, family, work and wellbeing. With a deep sense of respect to the dignity and uniqueness of your human journey, I will work with you individually or as a couple to guide you into recovery and healing. The first step is hard but the journey will be worth it as you begin to experience inner peace, freedom and healthier intimacy. You don't have to walk this path alone. I'll walk with you step by step. Call me today at 626-327-5711

Addiction Therapist

Eris Huemer, PsyD, MFT

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

Within Driving Distance of La Mirada, CA

Any Unresolved issues from your past can lead to more serious disorders such as an alcoholism, drug addiction, sex addiction and others. We will go beyond the symptom of the addiction you are experiencing and treat the underlying cause and possible unresolved psychological trauma. This will help you restore your sense of control and reduce the poweful hold that any the addictive behaviors have on you.

Addiction Therapist

Mark Reid, LMFT, CSAT

Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist

Within Driving Distance of La Mirada, CA

Are you addicted to pornography, visiting massage parlors, paying for sex? Have you tried to stop and failed? Are you leading a double life, afraid of being found out? Has your partner discovered your secret life? There is hope if you're ready to change your life. I provide a confidential, non-judgmental place for addicts and their partners to share the shame of a double life and the pain of betrayal. I will help stop the out-of-control behavior and re-engineer your life to develop healthy intimate connections. There is hope and you will not be alone in the journey. Go to www.sexhelp.com for an online assessment.

Addiction Therapist

Lauren Stevenson, Psy.D.

Licensed Clinical Psychologist

Within Driving Distance of La Mirada, CA

I strongly believe that the first step in overcoming an addiction is to feel supported in a safe and comforting therapeutic environment. Without trust, it is nearly impossible to address the issues, including shame, that so often accompany substance abuse. My approach is to help my clients learn to identify the thoughts and beliefs (often negative thoughts about themselves and their lives) that lead them to turn to drugs or alcohol. Treatment helps the client unlearn old patterns of behavior and to learn new ways of coping with situations and thoughts that may have led them to use substances in the past.

Addiction Therapist

Rebecca Bokoch, MA

Marriage and Family Therapist Registered Intern

Within Driving Distance of La Mirada, CA

My approach to treating addiction incorporates aspects of motivational interviewing. The hardest part in breaking an addiction is acknowledging that you have an addiction and committing to rehabilitation. I differ from other rehabilitation programs like alcoholics anonymous, in that I believe that clients can practice selective sobriety, and that they should not replace their addiction with another addiction of group meetings.

Addiction Therapist

Dr. Carol Francis, Psy.D., MFT, CHypT,

Clinical Psychologist, Marriage, Family & Child, Hypnosis

Within Driving Distance of La Mirada, CA

Addictions begin with wanting to have fun, wishing to relieve depression, urge to fit in, family history of addiction, physical pain, social settings, or emotional pain. NO ONE sets out to become addicted to drugs, smoking, shopping, eating, sex or self-harm. But once your brain chemistry and emotional pattern becomes very attached to the temporary relief or high you attain on that addiction, you become out of control. In essence, you are no longer you. You are your brain on that action or substance--frankly that sucks! Regaining your true essence, your true self by walking a program of being truthful, disciplined, answerable, and biochemical balanced begins here and now. Take steps.

Addiction Therapist

Christine Prosser, MA, LMFT

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

Within Driving Distance of La Mirada, CA

Addictions can sneak up on us in our lives without us really noticing how bad it's gotten. The denial part of the addiction, makes us think we don't really have a problem, when we really do! It can ruin our health, careers, finances, and drive away the people we love. Many people with addictions, end up penniless, and alone. A well trained therapist in addictions, can be very helpful to clients who are trying to regain control over their lives and the addiction that controls them.

Addiction Therapist

Marijane Ward, Ph.D.

Licensed Clinical Psychologist

Within Driving Distance of La Mirada, CA

Addictions are a complicated area of work. Often the specific addiction is a symptom for much deeper discontent and shame. Along with the physical body addiction, many times the psycho-emotional issues have been present for a long time. Gaining insight and understanding to these usually very early aspects of oneself can be a useful life long tool in recovery and maintaining that recovery.

Addiction Therapist

Patrice Hooke, M.S., MFT

Licensed Marriage Family Therapist

Within Driving Distance of La Mirada, CA

I've had an extensive amount of experience working with addictions. I practice some Psychodynamic techniques initially and throughout therapy to get to the underlying emotional aspects. Life can be extremely painful and challenging and many people think it's easier to just kill the pain with a pill, alcohol or some other negative addiction. I help to enable the client to substitute some of these negative behaviors with positive behaviors.

Addiction Therapist

Brenda Gesell, Ph.D.

Licensed M.F.T. Individual, Couples and Group Therapist

Within Driving Distance of La Mirada, CA

Are you preoccupied with the addictive or dysfunctional behavior of a close friend or loved one? Do you worry about controlling his or her behavior? Do you feel compelled to solve his or her problems? Are you always anticipating his or her needs? I would like to help. Recovery from codependency is possible. When you place another person’s health, love and safety before your own, your own needs and desires can become hidden, lost and forgotten. I would like to help you re-connect to yourself and build healthy and intimate relationships.

Addiction Therapist

Teje Aliberti, MA, Clinical Psychology, LMFT

Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist

Within Driving Distance of La Mirada, CA

Addiction can kidnap your life in ways that are preventing you from maintaining your special relationships and productive work. Whether you are interested in quitting your substance of choice or not, I work with clients who are in "recovery" or still using and assist them in either living with their addictions in a way that is less problematic for their lives or total abstinence if that is their preferred choice.

Addiction Therapist

Andrea Schoon, M.A., LMFT

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

Within Driving Distance of La Mirada, CA

There is so much guilt surrounding addiction. You get angry at yourself for not being "strong enough" to combat it. Your addiction has been your way to cope. No, it is not healthy, but you first must have some compassion for yourself and what got you here. Overcoming addiction requires intensive treatment, support, and a plan. Will power is simply not enough. I can help you create a plan that will give you the best advantage to overcoming the chains of addiction so that you can be free to live your life and enjoy your loved ones, and regain trust in yourself again.

Addiction Therapist

Steven Harris, PhD

Licensed Clinical Psychologist

Within Driving Distance of La Mirada, CA

In the initial stages of addiction, many addicts need to get involved in rehab. programs, support groups and many other important interventions. While I do get involved at any stage in the addiction process, frequently I am not as involved in the early stages. By this I mean simply that I do not involve myself in the "wrestling the addict to the ground" to convince them they need to quit. I get involved when the addict, who wants to learn to live successfully in terms of accepting life, addressing the complicated world of emotions, relationships and the living of a healthy, but fulfilling lifestyle.

Addiction Therapist

Brooke Denni, LMFT

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

Within Driving Distance of La Mirada, CA

I was the Clinical Director at a substance abuse facility for a time before entering private practice. I supported clients in their initial struggles to get sober, from initial detox to celebrating years of sobriety. I work with clients who are active in their 12 step program but who are ready to delve more deeply into the emotional issues that may have contributed to the addiction in the first place.

Addiction Therapist

Vi Ballard, MFT

Marriage Family Therapist

Within Driving Distance of La Mirada, CA

If you are struggling with addiction I compliment you for recognizing this very difficult problem. I believe in and support the 12 step approach. We would work together to find out the reasons you need to cope by drinking or using drugs. There are many factors involved and addiction is very complicated. I will not judge you or lecture you. I will support you working toward a sober and and more fulfilling life.

Addiction Therapist

Dana Julian, LMFT

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

Within Driving Distance of La Mirada, CA

I have been working with sex and love addicts for years. I have seen first hand how the benefits of therapy can work in conjunction with a 12 step program. Addiction is complicated and is deeply rooted. With the help a good therapist one can change unhealthy behaviors for healthy ones. Tools that worked in the past, no longer work. Together we can find the tools you need to stop feeling the need or relief of a substance or sex. Sometimes understanding your ideas of shame, vulnerability and conflict is a key to overcoming addictions.

Addiction Therapist

Kevin Bergen, MA, MFT

Marriage & Family Therapist

Within Driving Distance of La Mirada, CA

Don't know if you're an "addict"? Are you SURE you are? Whether someone just accuses you of addiction or you've been around the recovery block a few times, you'll find qualified and understanding help at CCRG. But nobody REALLY understands you? Try us! You'll find real understanding and patience, skill and knowledge, motivation and support. Would all that help? Call us and let us help.

Addiction Therapist

Jill Ruby-Wahba, MA, LMFT, ATR

Marital and Family Therapist, Specializing in Clinical Art Therapy

Within Driving Distance of La Mirada, CA

I work with addicts in recovery, their families, or those who have lived with others battling addiction, who are currently clean and sober, engaged in a treatment program, and are committed to maintaining a sober lifestyle. I will help you identify and explore underlying issues that trigger the temptation to act out in unhealthy ways and caused rifts in relationships. You will gain deeper understanding of the roots of painful or uncomfortable feelings you experience, and learn to lovingly tolerate them as parts of yourself while building a toolbox for coping with those feelings or impulses.

Addiction Therapist

Nazanin Moali, Ph.D.

Clinical Psychologist

Within Driving Distance of La Mirada, CA

My evidence-based treatments will help you to stop uncontrollable behaviors and obsessions that feel secretive, shaming, and abusive. Our sessions will focus on giving you the tools you need to stop these painful and troublesome patterns and move on to your blissful life! I provide individual therapy to support my clients with: Alcoholism Prescription and non-prescription drug abuse Sex addiction Gambling and trading addiction Shopping addictions I welcome the uniqueness of each patient who comes through my door!

Addiction Therapist

Todd Hurtubise, LMFT, M.A.

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

Within Driving Distance of La Mirada, CA

We will work together to help you find your motivation to quit using substances, to change self-defeating behaviors, identify risk factors for relapse and to rebuild damaged relationships. Group therapy combined with individual therapy one-on-one is the most effective method for tackling the issues surrounding addiction. The support of the group and the attention an individual gets from their therapist help support them on the road to recovery.

Addiction Therapist

Phil Kiehl, M.Div, BCC

Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist, Certified Chaplain & Grief Counselor

Within Driving Distance of La Mirada, CA

The approach I use has to do with helping people understand their childhood and failure of a parent who does not affirm/approve them and how their addiction is used to mask that pain. I also like to use Shame therory to help people see how their addiction is a strategy to not deal with shame/guilt issues. I recommend AA, CA, & Celebrate Recovery.

Addiction Therapist

Daryl Temkin, Daryl Temkin

Ph.D., Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

Within Driving Distance of La Mirada, CA

In this generation, the growth of individuals with addictions is very significant. Addictions originally were isolated to alcohol and drugs. Today’s addictions are understood to also include, food, sex, money, gambling, video, internet, internet games, internet chatrooms, internet pornography and other types of prolonged, repeated and out of control behaviors and actions. Addictions take over a person’s ability to have of self- control of the action which leads to the fogging of any will power to stop the addictive activity even when a matter of great importance comes in conflict with the addiction. Addictions ruin people and all relationships surrounding them. Addiction counseling explores underlying factors leading to the addiction and looks to find...(view profile to read more)

Addiction Therapist

Patrice Hooke, M.S., MFT

Licensed Marriage Family Therapist

Within Driving Distance of La Mirada, CA

I've had an extensive amount of experience working with addictions. I practice some Psychodynamic techniques initially and throughout therapy to get to the underlying emotional aspects. Life can be extremely painful and challenging and many people think it's easier to just kill the pain with a pill, alcohol or some other negative addiction. I help to enable the client to substitute some of these negative behaviors with positive behaviors.

Addiction Therapist

Brenda Gesell, Ph.D.

Licensed M.F.T. Individual, Couples and Group Therapist

Within Driving Distance of La Mirada, CA

Are you preoccupied with the addictive or dysfunctional behavior of a close friend or loved one? Do you worry about controlling his or her behavior? Do you feel compelled to solve his or her problems? Are you always anticipating his or her needs? I would like to help. Recovery from codependency is possible. When you place another person’s health, love and safety before your own, your own needs and desires can become hidden, lost and forgotten. I would like to help you re-connect to yourself and build healthy and intimate relationships.

Addiction Therapist

Lyndsay Elliott, PsyD

Clinical Psychologist

Within Driving Distance of La Mirada, CA

Most often, nothing becomes an issue until it starts to interfere with your own level of functioning. Depending on the level of addiction, may depend on your level of treatment. Outpatient therapy is focused on those who are more stable within their addiction, and are wanting continued accountability and personal growth as their focus. Treatment may be more collaborative at this level (psychiatrist, physician, sponsor) to ensure that progress is continuing. Types of addiction treated in my practice: drug/alcohol use, food/exercise, shopping and co-dependency issues.

Addiction Therapist

Verdant Oak Behavioral Health, Psy.D. and Ph.D.

Psychologist

Within Driving Distance of La Mirada, CA

Struggles with addiction and substance abuse can often be accompanied by guilt and shame, and this guilt and shame are typically triggers for continued use/relapse. Use of a strengths-based approach to treating substance abuse can tap an individual's own strengths to gain insight and to increase coping skills. Motivational Interviewing, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, and Interpersonal Therapy can also prove useful to address unmet needs, feeling "stuck" and challenging irrational thoughts that lead to continued use.

Addiction Therapist

Daryl Temkin, Daryl Temkin

Ph.D., Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

Within Driving Distance of La Mirada, CA

In this generation, the growth of individuals with addictions is very significant. Addictions originally were isolated to alcohol and drugs. Today’s addictions are understood to also include, food, sex, money, gambling, video, internet, internet games, internet chatrooms, internet pornography and other types of prolonged, repeated and out of control behaviors and actions. Addictions take over a person’s ability to have of self- control of the action which leads to the fogging of any will power to stop the addictive activity even when a matter of great importance comes in conflict with the addiction. Addictions ruin people and all relationships surrounding them. Addiction counseling explores underlying factors leading to the addiction and looks to find...(view profile to read more)

Addiction Therapist

Joshua C. Richmond, M.P.W.

Research Psychoanalyst

Within Driving Distance of La Mirada, CA

Addiction is a very scary thing. It can rob people of homes, loved ones and even lives. I've worked with many people who have addictions with great success. I've helped people out of their addictions to face the hard feelings the addictions were "protecting" them from. Often, I work in conjunction with a group setting, but not always. I do believe psychotherapy is an essential component to managing, working through and moving beyond addiction and often the ills that go along with it. I've dealt with alcoholism, addiction to meth, excessive video game playing, internet pornography and many other addictions.

Addiction Therapist

Kristen Gardenhire, LCSW

Licensed Clinical Social Worker

Within Driving Distance of La Mirada, CA

Getting stuck in the cycle of addiction is a devastating feeling! Finding yourself at a loss for what to do is even more discouraging. I believe that therapy is a solution to the unending cycle of addiction that you may find yourself in. It will help to discover the triggers and reason(s) for the substance use and abuse. Therapy will also help to identify positive and healthy means of coping - through therapy I believe that you will help to get your true self back.

Addiction Therapist

Agnes Oh, PsyD, LMFT

Licensed Clinical Psychologist & Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

Within Driving Distance of La Mirada, CA

Addiction is a form of diversion from human connections. All of us long to belong and be accepted. When we lose sight of our unique roles in each other's lives, we resort to other means of fulfilling our innate needs to feel connected. It is through restoration of meaningful human relationships that we may truly become free and unshackled from self-destructive habits.

Addiction Therapist

Deborah Vinall, MA, LMFT

Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist

Within Driving Distance of La Mirada, CA

I work with women struggling with sexual and "love" addiction, to help you discover the roots of these compulsions, find healthy ways to fulfill real needs, and help you to once again feel in control of your life while rebuilding the groundwork for healthy, fulfilling relationships that are consistent with your own values. If you are or might be ready to make a change, I hope you will contact me.

Addiction Therapist

Jim Tauber and Laura Newman, MA, LMFT

Licensed Marriage & Family Therapists

Within Driving Distance of La Mirada, CA

If you are in a relationship and find that substance use, drinking, gambling, infidelity, pornography, or any other behavior is driving a wedge between you and your partner, we can help. When there is a breach in the relationship and the priority of the partner is dropped, we can help you to repair. Together we will explore how to engage your partner without threat. We will help you to build roads to reduce the influence of the intruding behavior that threatens trust and intimacy.

Addiction Therapist

Rick Deaton, Psy.D.

Licensed Clinical Psychologist

Within Driving Distance of La Mirada, CA

Seeking treatment for alcohol and/or drug addiction is a courageous undertaking. I have 20 years experience treating patients who suffer from alcohol and addiction from cocaine, heroine, crystal methamphetamine, marijuana and prescription medication addictions. Individuals often have an underlying symptom of depression and anxiety for which alcohol and drugs provide some relief. I integrate psychotherapy and encourage participation in AA, NA or other 12 step programs to provide additional support for sustaining sobriety. Many patients often abuse alcohol and drugs and wish not to use the 12 step programs or desire complete sobriety. Psychotherapy can be beneficial in decreasing abuse.

Addiction Therapist

Lindsey Rosenthal, M.A., L.M.F.T.

Psychotherapist, Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist

Within Driving Distance of La Mirada, CA

The benefits of Addiction Counseling and Treatment are manifold. Too often individuals are controlled by substances in their life and don't feel free to make their own choices. People can be addicted to everything from drugs, to caffeine, to shopping, to gambling, to alcohol, etc. Addiction counseling is about understanding the need one may feel to be attached to a substance. Counseling focuses on developing other coping skills to manage ones' life without depending on a substance to get through each day.

Addiction Therapist

Jeffrey Chernin, Ph.D., MFT

Licensed Psychotherapist

Within Driving Distance of La Mirada, CA

I was the Clinical Director of a drug treatment centerI offer many different approaches and tools for leaving your substance behind, and I tailor my approach to your individual circumstances. But overall I view addiction as a form of coping (a coping strategy), and we would work to replace your current coping strategy with other, more life-affirming ones. We wouldn't just look at staying sober (triggers, relapse prevention, scheduling--whatever you wanted in these areas), but we would figure out where all of this came from. Then, we would work together to find ways to help you to live a richer, fuller, and substance-free life.

Addiction Therapist

Negar Khaefi, MFT, LPCC

Psychotherapist, Anxiety Specialist, EMDR Practitioner

Within Driving Distance of La Mirada, CA

Addiction and Anxiety are good friends. They feed off of each other. You use when you feel uncomfortable, sad, nervous, or stressed. Feelings of unease, low self-esteem and pressure add to addictions, but addiction are also their own animal. They are treated with behavioral methods which include lots of accountability. If you are serious about getting help, call me for a consultation so we can talk and plan your next move.

Addiction Therapist

Charles Rosasco, MFT, CIRT

Marriage Family Therapist

Within Driving Distance of La Mirada, CA

ADDICTION TREATMENT • Do you rely on alcohol or substances to cope with the fear or pain in your life? • Are you questioning how much casual sex you’re having or how much porn you watch? • Is gambling starting to deplete your bank accounts? • Do you have an obsession with a person you can’t seem to get out of your mind? There’s no need to feel ashamed about the possibility of having an addiction. Tens of millions of people suffer from addictions in the United States. Addictions are ways we act out our unresolved trauma—attempting to medicate the emotional pain associated with hurt and fear. Addictions can even be passed down in families—sometimes having a genetic component. I have worked for many years with people suffering from a...(view profile to read more)

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