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


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Addiction Therapist

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

Clinical Psychologist, Marriage, Family & Child, Hypnosis

Torrance and RPV office accessible to all South Bay at 3655 Torrance BLvd, Third Floor Torrance, CA 90503, San Pedro, CA 90731

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

Kevin Bergen, MA, MFT

Marriage & Family Therapist

Within Driving Distance of San Pedro, 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.

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Jill Ruby-Wahba, MA, LMFT, ATR

Marital and Family Therapist, Specializing in Clinical Art Therapy

Within Driving Distance of San Pedro, 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.

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Nazanin Moali, Ph.D.

Clinical Psychologist

Within Driving Distance of San Pedro, 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

Eris Huemer, PsyD, MFT

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

Within Driving Distance of San Pedro, 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

Vi Ballard, MFT

Marriage Family Therapist

Within Driving Distance of San Pedro, 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

Sara Doudna-Klein, LMFT

Marriage and Family Therapist

Within Driving Distance of San Pedro, 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

Daryl Temkin, Daryl Temkin

Ph.D., Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

Within Driving Distance of San Pedro, 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

Susette Magana, LMFT

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

Within Driving Distance of San Pedro, 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

Lisa Pines, MS (Hablo Español)

Marriage and Family Therapist Registered Intern

Within Driving Distance of San Pedro, 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 San Pedro, 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.

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Emily Newman, MA, LMFT, LPCC

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

Within Driving Distance of San Pedro, 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

Dr. Chris Nikolaidis, PhD

Clinical Psychologist

Within Driving Distance of San Pedro, 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 San Pedro, 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 San Pedro, 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

Mark Pines, MA LMFT

License Marriage and Family Therapist

Within Driving Distance of San Pedro, 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.

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Kristen Gardenhire, LCSW

Licensed Clinical Social Worker

Within Driving Distance of San Pedro, 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

Jill Wu, MBA, MA, CLC, CHt

Certified Life Coach & Hypnotherapist

Within Driving Distance of San Pedro, 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

Gary Stollman, Ph.D.

Psychotherapist, Marriage Counselor, Professional Life Coach

Within Driving Distance of San Pedro, CA

Any addiction is an attempt to deal with feelings that are unmanageable. The alcoholic turns to alcohol to escape problems at home or at work. The gambler turns to gambling to avoid uncomfortable feelings. The sex addict turns to sex to numb him or herself from other feelings. "Self-medicating" through addiction works in the short turn but always has a price attached to it. Together we can discover the underlying issues surrounding your addiction and work towards a life free of compelling urges you may find difficult to resist. Dr. Gary has been featured numerous times on the Dr. Phil show discussing addition. Type in "Dr. Phil and Dr. Gary Stollman" on youtube and watch his numerous videos.

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David Silverman, Licensed LMFT, EMDR Trained

Free 60 minute First Session/Consult

Within Driving Distance of San Pedro, CA

I believe in a harm reduction model for addiction. I spent years in a clinic dealing with 50 clients, who were addicted to alcohol, opiates, cocaine, crack, and various prescription medications. Clients and I collaborated in finding the motivation to change. Every addict has entertained the thought of quiting. What we do in session is engage you in "change talk" expand on it, and reinforce it. Once the motivation for change is there, learning more positive reactions to triggers can begin. We will deal with self-esteem issues and possible traumas that may have led to self-medication. 12-Step programs are effective in relapse provention. Remember, you are not alone.

Addiction Therapist

Sheri Rose-McCashin, M.S., LMFT,

Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist (MFC 28036)

Within Driving Distance of San Pedro, CA

I worked in both an adult inpatient and an adult outpatient substance abuse program as well as with family members. Working with individuals who have gone through detox or an inpatient/ residential program is optimal. The substance user interrupts him or herself from acting independently of the substance-person relationship. This reliance creates a dependency which can be scary and overwhelming once removed. Therapy is a safe place of support to develop and grow through experiences previously avoided. Another dimension are partners and family members who also can benefit from support specifically dealing with how they were impacted, how to respond as differences arise.

Addiction Therapist

Kevin Fleming Ph.D.

Coach/Change Agent/Consultant

Within Driving Distance of San Pedro, 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

Trish Phillips, PsyD, LMFT

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

Within Driving Distance of San Pedro, 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

Sue Passalacqua, M.S., MFT

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

Within Driving Distance of San Pedro, 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

Jim Tauber and Laura Newman, MA, LMFT

Licensed Marriage & Family Therapists

Within Driving Distance of San Pedro, 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

Duane Osterlind, LMFT, CSAT

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

Within Driving Distance of San Pedro, 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

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

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

Within Driving Distance of San Pedro, 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

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

Clinical Psychologist

Within Driving Distance of San Pedro, 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 ....

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Christine Prosser, MA, LMFT

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

Within Driving Distance of San Pedro, 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

Nancy D Young, Ph.D.

Licensed Clinical Psychologist

Within Driving Distance of San Pedro, 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

Burdetta Honescko, Psy. D.

Burdetta Honescko MFT Psy D.

Within Driving Distance of San Pedro, 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.

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Kristi Starkey, MS, MFT, #52051

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

Within Driving Distance of San Pedro, 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

David Silverman, Licensed LMFT, EMDR Trained

Free 60 minute First Session/Consult

Within Driving Distance of San Pedro, CA

I believe in a harm reduction model for addiction. I spent years in a clinic dealing with 50 clients, who were addicted to alcohol, opiates, cocaine, crack, and various prescription medications. Clients and I collaborated in finding the motivation to change. Every addict has entertained the thought of quiting. What we do in session is engage you in "change talk" expand on it, and reinforce it. Once the motivation for change is there, learning more positive reactions to triggers can begin. We will deal with self-esteem issues and possible traumas that may have led to self-medication. 12-Step programs are effective in relapse provention. Remember, you are not alone.

Addiction Therapist

Sandra Dupont, MA, MS, MFT

Counseling, Coaching & Mentoring for Millennials

Within Driving Distance of San Pedro, CA

The transition to young adulthood can be an intense time where teens may become overwhelmed by new feelings. Self-medication through drugs or alcohol is often an attempt by sensitive young people to regulate or avoid uncomfortable feelings. Since individuals who are at high risk of becoming addicted often feel emotionally disconnected from the people in their life, my work focuses on helping my clients create more meaningful connections with their family. I also work with young adults who have completed rehab and are interested in finishing the emotional growth process that got derailed while they were using drugs as a teenager.

Addiction Therapist

Sheri Rose-McCashin, M.S., LMFT,

Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist (MFC 28036)

Within Driving Distance of San Pedro, CA

I worked in both an adult inpatient and an adult outpatient substance abuse program as well as with family members. Working with individuals who have gone through detox or an inpatient/ residential program is optimal. The substance user interrupts him or herself from acting independently of the substance-person relationship. This reliance creates a dependency which can be scary and overwhelming once removed. Therapy is a safe place of support to develop and grow through experiences previously avoided. Another dimension are partners and family members who also can benefit from support specifically dealing with how they were impacted, how to respond as differences arise.

Addiction Therapist

Carl H. Shubs, Ph.D.

Psychologist

Within Driving Distance of San Pedro, CA

Are you abusing, addicted, or not sure? Are you concerned about substances (alcohol, pot, cocaine, meth), behaviors (sex, porn, computers, gambling, spending, cutting), or both? Together, we can see if these issues are really a problem for you. If you’re having problems in these areas, we can sort it out and deal with it. Some people benefit from 12-step programs, and others don’t want them. I can work either way. Together, we’ll see what triggers you, how you deal with them, what works, what doesn’t, what situations affect your using and not using, and how this ties in with your earlier life. We’ll see what helps you to cope, where that works and doesn’t, and what other options might be.

Addiction Therapist

Kristin Allen, MA, LMFT

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

Within Driving Distance of San Pedro, CA

Do you ever find you drink or use more than you set out to, have difficulty coping with your feelings and find yourself using to escape from unbearable pain or stress? If so, you may have a substance abuse problem. Getting support is imperative and counseling can help by addressing the underlying reasons for that desire to escape by using drugs and/or alcohol.

Addiction Therapist

Todd Hurtubise, LMFT, M.A.

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

Within Driving Distance of San Pedro, 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

Harris Marriage & Family Therapy Inc., LMFT

Harris Marriage & Family Therapy, Inc.

Within Driving Distance of San Pedro, 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.

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Rick Deaton, Psy.D.

Licensed Clinical Psychologist

Within Driving Distance of San Pedro, 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 San Pedro, 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 San Pedro, 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 San Pedro, 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 San Pedro, 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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Ellie Zarrabian, PhD, CMT

Founder & Spiritual Director

Within Driving Distance of San Pedro, CA

If you have been clean and sober for at least six months, are in a 12 step program and working with a sponsor and looking to get into therapy, then spiritually oriented counseling can be a wonderful addition to the work you are already doing. Whether you are struggling with a concept of a "higher power," or feel that you have easily embraced it, spiritual counseling can be the right direction. Call Dr. Ellie for an initial consultation.

Addiction Therapist

Joshua C. Richmond, M.P.W.

Research Psychoanalyst

Within Driving Distance of San Pedro, 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

Marijane Ward, Ph.D.

Licensed Clinical Psychologist

Within Driving Distance of San Pedro, 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 San Pedro, 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.

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Brenda Gesell, Ph.D.

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

Within Driving Distance of San Pedro, 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 San Pedro, 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.

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Andrea Schoon, M.A., LMFT

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

Within Driving Distance of San Pedro, 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 San Pedro, 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.

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Brooke Denni, LMFT

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

Within Driving Distance of San Pedro, 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.

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Addiction Treatment in San Pedro.

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 Pedro, sex addiction, San Pedro internet addiction, drug addiction, and San Pedro alcohol addiction are available tools for recovery. If you need a support group, counseling or treatment for addiction in San Pedro, or need a therapist or treatment center to help treat alcoholism or a substance abuse counselor in San Pedro, 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 Pedro. Treatment and counseling for addictions in San Pedro: 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 Pedro, CA and treatment can help put your feet on solid ground for new hope towards a better life.