Grace Chen, PhD, LMFT
Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist
300 Brickstone Square, Suite 201, Andover, MA
Addiction is self-medicating the pain you do not want to face or deal with. The pain is usually from the trauma you have experienced in the past. Usually, people use 4 things to cope with the trauma: money, food, sex, and alcohol/substance abuse. As the result, people with addiction issues are often facing financial issues due to excessive spending, weight issues or eating disorders, sex addiction and alcohol/substance abuse issues. To battle the addiction means to face the past traumatic experiences and to find different ways to work through the pain. As your therapist, my role is to help you work through the past traumatic experiences and to find healthy ways to handle the pain.
Cheryl Laurenza, LCMHC, LPC, NCC
Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor
155 Main St, Salem, MA
I have helped those that have a dual diagnosis of some substance use and perhaps Depression, some use and how it has negatively impacted your life,relationships, job etc. I do not work with severe alcoholism or addictions as this is a specialty that you need to find a credentialed professional for. Let's talk and be real honest so we can work,together to help,lead you out of bondage or lead you to someone who can.
Carl Hindy, Ph.D.
Clinical Psychologist, NH Licensed Psychologist
120 Main Street, Nashua, MA
I can refer you to LADAC, psychologists, social workers and others who treat substance abuse (drug and alcohol abuse) if that is what you are seeking. I do not provide these services per se, though of course these issues emerge in the course of individual therapy and marriage counseling. However, other behavioral "addictions" are addressed in my practice. So-called "internet addiction," "sexual addiction," "workaholism," "Facebook addiction," and so on. I put these in quotes because, intellectually, I debate the meaningfulness and utility of calling things "addictions." However, these are sources of problems in people's lives regardless of the labels, and can be challenging to change...
Jonathan Goldberg, Ph.D.
Licensed Clinical Psychologist
875 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge, MA
Life Changes Group provides expert consultation to support clients working through substance abuse and addiction. Our clinicians are trained in the best, contemporary models for the treatment of addiction, including motivational interviewing, stages of change, and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy. At Life Changes Group, there is no judgment, only compassionate awareness of the many personal factors that lead to addiction and the desire to help each and every individual make better decisions for themselves and their loved ones. Our clinicians provide a thoughtful and steady voice to help lessen the pain of addiction and gradually move clients toward making healthier choices.
Elizabeth Tener, MSW, LICSW, Institute-certified
Psychotherapist and Pastoral Counselor
27 Congress Street, Suite 205-7, Salem, MA
Addictions can involve substances, like alcohol or drugs, or behaviors, such as gambling or sex//pornography. Addictions destroy the quality of life of the addict's friends, family and work colleagues, and lead to the emotional, spiritual, even physical, death of the addict him/herself. They are very widespread and very serious. The good news: once addictive behavior ends, improvement starts almost immediately. An experienced addictions counselor will assess whether an addict needs detox, an intensive rehab /recovery group, a 12-step group, or individual counseling. Counseling can also help the families of addicts recover from the damage of living with addiction.
Naomi Korn, LicSW, BCD
Licensed Clinical Social Worker
1330 Beacon St #340, Brookline, MA
I work with sexual addiction issues in context of complete history and what motivated client to call. The collateral emotional damage to self and family, and sometimes the legal risks are what bring clients to seek help. It is not a short term therapy. The focus is on the one who initiates the call for help, be it the family member or the person with the problem behavior. I encourage some couple and family involvement, the appropriateness of involvement being decided upon in collaborative manner between me and the client. I assess and refer chemical addiction clients for specific addiction treatment before other issues can be addressed.
Kevin Fleming Ph.D.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or call 877-606-6161.
James Foster, & Associates, LICSW
James Foster & Associates, COUNSELINGNH
540 Chestnut Street, Manchester, MA
Addiction counseling is provided at James Foster & Associates. Our Mastered Licensed Alcohol and Drug Counselor (MLADAC) provides ongoing outpatient addiction counseling. LADAC Evaluations are provided to assess the client's needs. DUI Evaluations and recommendations are also provided. Clients with co-occurring diagnoses or multiple areas may be serviced at our office.