Andrew Sussman, LCSW
Clinical Social Worker
5313 College Avenue, Oakland, CA 94618
I work extensively with substance abuse problems. I will collaborate with you to find the relationship with substances that you are comfortable with. You may have wondered about your use for some time and whether it’s a problem. Others may have shared their opinion that your use is a problem. It may be wearing you down, preoccupying your mind and leaving you frustrated, confused, or guilty. It can be overwhelming to sort this out on your own. You may want to moderate your use, completely stop or delve deeper into emotional issues related to use. I am well versed in this process and look forward to helping you find clarity and make the changes you want to make.
Jayn Rajandran, LMFT, CGE, DTS, MA I/O Psychology
Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist
5661 Keith Ave,, Oakland, CA 94618
Use doesn’t automatically lead to abuse. Alcohol, prescription and drug abuse / addiction is less about the amount of substance consumed or the frequency, and more to do with the consequences of drug use. If your addiction is causing problems in your life or relationships, getting help may help. I will work with you in reducing stress, how to read cues from your environment and making changes in your social networks. You will be held accountable and challenged, in a supportive environment by utilizing CBT as well as solution focused therapy. I will assist you in relapse prevention, getting tools and skills towards prevention and getting to the root cause of your addiction.
Alex Hoeplinger, M.A.
Registered MFT Intern (#76155) & Registered PCC Intern (#351)
3179 College Ave., Berkeley, CA, CA
Are you sitting with feelings of shame, guilt, regret, angst, or fear in regards to your battle with addiction? Have you been through one program after another, but keep resorting to the same old patterns that ultimately lead to relapse? Are you struggling to understand what has you turning to drugs time and time again despite your various efforts to abstain? I specialize in working with people through profound shame and helping them understand the various ways it manifests in their lives. I work with those battling addiction in trying to understand their patterns and thirst for something more in life by getting them to focus more deeply on the complex issues they face in a safe space.
Natalie Jones, LPCC Lic#LPCC1528
Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor
6355 Telegraph Ave. Suite 305, oakland, CA
People who suffer from addiction are usually self-medicating their symptoms of depression or anxiety; or maybe a combination of both; mood disorders, or PTSD. Addiction is not the problem, but rather a problematic solution. It can also cause a strain on the family, foster issues of codependency, as well as exacerbate health issues. I assess the individual and the family to decide the most appropriate level of care and course of action.
Joanne Davis, M.A.
Marriage and Family Therapist
582 Market St., Suite 415, San Francisco, CA
I see addiction as a person’s attempt to regulate their nervous system to either calm down or amp up. This is in response to some unmet need that could be better met directly by becoming more connected with one’s vital energy and fullness. Naturally dealing with the root cause of the unmet need is where the work is, but it can take time to be ready. Moving away from an addiction can be like losing an old friend. Some clients can do harm reduction, cutting back and other’s need to abstain. But healing the part that hijacks a client into believing a misconception about themselves, is where the gold is. Meanwhile, helping a client re-direct to secure their needs in a healthier way, and learning grounding techniques has proven quite helpful in my practice.
Kelly Montgomery, MA, LMFT
Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist
6333 Telegraph Ave. #200,, Oakland, CA 94609
Addiction is beast. It is an ever reaching cycle. If you are looking for assistance in addiction in my private practice you will be asked to be sober and attend other support groups in conjunction with individual therapy. I am warm and firm and holding in the right to set you free from the ties that bind you, whatever your choice of addiction is.
Cheryl Deaner, LMFT
Cheryl Deaner, Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist
1148 Stanford Avenue, Emeryville, CA
Only you know if you are an addict or not. If you are interested in finding out the right answer to this and other questions regarding addictions and habits, you are in the right place. Sometimes, habits go too far but can be altered fairly easily, especially if you are able to alter situations in your life that may feel unbearable. At other times, stopping an addiction head-on can be one of the most affirming accomplishments in your life. Every person is different. I will work with you to find what the approach for you to rid yourself of self-destructive situations with people, places or things. Feel free to call me today and let's see if we might be a good match.