Addiction Treatment San Francisco. Counseling for Substance Abuse, Alcohol, Internet, Sex, and Drug Addictions.

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Addiction Therapist

Natalie M. Mills, LMFT

Marriage and Family Therapist

870 Market St., Ste. 1055, San Francisco, CA 94102

If you are an addict or in a relationship with an addict, you know what an insidious disease this is. Gambling, alcohol, drug, eating disorder, internet, sex, or shopping addiction affects not only the addict, but the addict's family and friends; the grip of addiction can be crushing. The manifestation of any addiction is cunning, baffling, powerful. It can feel impossible to live without your drug of choice and impossible to live with it. If you are the loved one of an addict, you might experience a monstrous resentment at them for their behavior. You have probably said or thought, "If they loved me, they would stop." If it were about love, they'd stop. Contact me for a consultation.

Addiction Therapist

Elizabeth Hayes, Psy.D, MFT

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

1195 Valencia Street, Suite 4, San Francisco, CA 94110

Addiction can be layered with loss, grief, and isolation. It might seem impossible to give up or reduce something that has felt so central to your life. I will provide a safe and nonjudgemental space for us to explore your experience and to create change and movement. My style is warm, empathic, and collaborative. By making links between your past and present experience we can develop and increase understanding and awareness and create space for something new to happen.

Addiction Therapist

Joanne Davis, M.A.

Marriage and Family Therapist

582 Market St., Suite 415, San Francisco, CA 94104

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.

Addiction Therapist

Friendship House

56 Julian Avenue, San Francisco, CA 94103

The mission of Friendship House is to promote healing and wellness in the American Indian community by providing a continuum of substance abuse prevention, treatment, and recovery services that integrate traditional American Indian healing practices and evidence-based substance abuse treatment methods.

Addiction Therapist

Dietmar Brinkmann, MA, LMFT

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

2120 Market St #205, San Francisco, CA 94114

Is your use of alcohol or other substances a concern for you? Do you wonder if you are struggling with addiction? I help you explore your feelings associated with the use. You can learn to control it by getting clear on what you want to get out of substance use. You may consciously choose abstinence, 12-step work or continued controlled use (also called harm reduction). Discover for yourself what supports best a fulfilling, healthy life style.

Addiction Therapist

Laurie Chandler, MA

LMFT 86949

4112 24th St, San Francisco, CA 94114

Addiction is a coping mechanism gone wrong. It's a self-protective defense that no longer works. Usually it is avoidance of underlying, unconscious pain. Therapy will help you get to the root of issues causing addiction. A harm-reduction model is used which means we follow your own goals for reduced substance use not necessarily abstinence. I will help you figure out your own goals for change. Talking to a therapist can bring you out of the isolation and hiding that perpetuates your substance use. Simply sharing your struggles relieves pain.

Addiction Therapist

Theo Reynolds, RC

Relationship Counselor

1630 Lombard St., San Francisco, CA 94123

Addiction is usually the symptom, not directly the problem. Addiction is usually present initially because someone has really hard experiences and feelings that they are trying to escape from. But once we find a substance or behavior, it can be physiologically and emotionally/psychologically addictive. The addiction is so hard to break partly because it helps relieve us of the thoughts and feeling that we don't want to or even can't deal with. Don't beat yourself up for having addictive tendencies. A large portion of our community does. I can help you find relief, understanding and compassion as you evolve to a more nourishing and growthful existence. You're not alone.

Addiction Therapist

Judith Wyatt, MFT

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

870 Market St., Ste. 968, San Francisco, CA 94102

I prefer to work with people either in recovery or committed to it fully. I have to make it safe for you to be totally honest with me. We will look at the triggers that push you to using, and how you can handle them. We will look at what feelings you might be escaping with addiction, and how else you can learn to deal with them, especially in our work of resolving and healing grief and trauma from the past, going at your own pace. We will look at the triggers that tempt you to relapse so that you can recognize when you are beginning to go down that path, and we can help you handle your stress differently. We will discuss 12-step, its benefits and how to make optimal use of it.

Addiction Therapist

Josie Valderrama, Psy.D


842 California Street, San Francisco, CA 94108

With a research background in technology addiction, I see how compulsive screentime is negatively impacting so many of our lives. I use mindfulness-based techniques to bring awareness to the problem of technology-based addictions and other behavioral addictions. Increased mindful in-the-moment attention not only catches habitual patterns in the act, it also increases motivation for change. We begin to see how these behaviors act as a form of avoidance, then move toward stepping into rather than away from what we fear. We do this with compassion and a sense of nurturance for the parts of ourself we may have previously rejected or condemned, allowing for forgiveness and healing.

Addiction Therapist

Kevin Fleming Ph.D.

Coach/Change Agent/Consultant

San Francisco, CA 94101

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 or call 877-606-6161.

Addiction Therapist

Andrea Shelley, Psy.D.

Licensed Clinical Psychologist

Within Driving Distance of San Francisco, CA

Addiction affects your whole life, including relationships, career, health, and psychological well-being. Treatment success depends on developing a new way of living and addressing the reasons why you turned to an addiction in the first place. Non-judgmental and supportive treatment is essential for successful treatment. It takes courage and strength to face up to an addiction whether it is alcohol, drugs, gambling, the internet, food, or self-injury. It is important to recognize that its cause is not simply a search for pleasure and that addiction has nothing to doe with one's morality or strength of character.

Addiction Therapist

Cheryl Deaner, LMFT

Cheryl Deaner, Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

842 Elizabeth Street, San Francisco, CA 94114

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.

Addiction Therapist

Jayn Rajandran, LMFT, CGE, DTS, MA I/O Psychology

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

45 Franklin Street, San Francisco, CA 94102

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.

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Addiction Treatment in San Francisco.

Addiction can be devastating, not only to the one suffering but also to loved ones. Support groups in California and counseling for gambling addiction in San Francisco, sex addiction, San Francisco internet addiction, drug addiction, and San Francisco alcohol addiction are available tools for recovery. If you need a support group, counseling or treatment for addiction in San Francisco, or need a therapist or treatment center to help treat alcoholism or a substance abuse counselor in San Francisco, CA, Theravive has the right resources to help overcome dependency. Contact one of our addiction counselors today for rapid help and support.

Welcome to our network of therapists who specialize in addiction, San Francisco. Treatment and counseling for addictions in San Francisco: alcoholism, drug addiction, sex addiction, internet addiction, and gambling addiction are some of the specializations our California therapists have that can help bring you or your loved on on a new journey of recovery. Addiction counseling San Francisco, CA and treatment can help put your feet on solid ground for new hope towards a better life.