Jean Powers, M.A., L.M.F.T.
Psychotherapist, Individual & Family Therapist
32129 Lindero Canyon Road, Suite 210, Westlake Village, CA
Addictions are beyond our understanding. Together, we can walk through the path of your life to help make sense of what you are trying to relieve through addictive behaviors. Whether your addiction is chemical, eating, sexual, pornography, gambling, or internet/gaming related, I can help you understand why you are making the choice of avoidance, even though it doesn't feel like a choice.
Audrey Johnson, Psy. D.
Licensed Marriage Family Therapist
23632 Calabasas Rd. #103, Calabasas, CA
Gambling? Alcohol? Drugs? Is an addiction controlling your life? Are you tired of being a yo-yo in that addictive cycle? Getting help from a professional counselor and going to a 12-step group often have the best results according to research. I provide treatment for drug/alcohol problems, sexual addictions including internet porn, shopping compulsions, and gambling problems for the individual and his/her family and friends. I am a provider for the State of California to give free, professional treatment to the gambler, gambler's family, and friends. Don't let that addiction lead you to prison, insanity, or death. Call today for a free consultation and lead a clean and healthy life.
Dana Fogel-Stark, LMFT
Marriage & Family Therapist
23603 Park Sorrento Suite 100, Calabasas, CA
The long-term goals for working with addiction consists of improving the quality of life for clients by maintaining ongoing abstinence. Therapy assists clients in identifying the negative ways that using has impacted their lives. Treatment consists of educating client's about the disease, decreasing resistance and denial, finding ways to obtain sobriety, identifying triggers for relapse, and finding social and emotional support to overcome their addiction. My approach is to assess the type and severity of the addiction and provide my clients with referrals necessary to help them in the journey for recovery.
Nadia Siswanto, LMFT
Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist
6400 Canoga Ave., Suite 306, Woodland Hills, CA
Do you find yourself struggling with using relationships as a way to escape real life? You don’t have to be a relationship “addict” to have a pattern in relationships that ends badly each and every time. Maybe it is time to start to learn about who you really are and what you really need from a relationship. Only after you learn that can you start to choose and nurture a healthy, fulfilling, lasting relationship.
Behnam Keyvan, LMFT
Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist
21243 Ventura Blvd. Suite 203, Woodland Hills, CA
Addictions and compulsive behaviors may provide a person with a sense of power, euphoria, confidence, validation or other feelings that may otherwise be lacking in their lives, and psychotherapy is designed to help people identify uncomfortable feelings and sources of distress in order to change and grow. People who struggle with compulsivity and addiction are unlikely to conquer those behaviors unless they work to address the underlying causes of their addictive and/or compulsive behaviors, such as trauma, stress, past abuse, and so on. Working with a psychotherapist is one of the most effective treatments for managing compulsive behaviors and addictions, and there are many types of therapy suited to addressing behaviors that a person wants to change. A...(view profile to read more)
K. Michelle Tapia, LMFT
Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist
8476 Oakdale Ave, Winnetka, CA
Often people who are empathic and highly sensitive struggle with love and / or sex addiction. I have successfully worked with love addiction and codependency issues in my practice. I help explore what is under the addiction, and often times there are early childhood traumas and family dysfunctions including abuse or neglect that need to be addressed.
Laura Pescione, Ph.D.
16550 Ventura Blvd, Encino , CA
I specialize in helping people who are struggling with addiction. I provide a safe, empathic environment that will enable us to build a trusting relationship that you can come to depend on instead of dependency on a substance. Through our relationship, you can learn to explore your thoughts, feelings, and behaviors so that you can learn how to tolerate and regulate them without a substance.
Paul Santero, Psy. D.
16633 Ventura Blvd. #1340, Encino, CA
Addictions, whether it be sex, food, drugs, alcohol, work, etc. can be caused by un-resolved trauma experiences. The unresolved trauma leads to an uncomfortable feeling or state which the person medicates to feel better. This medication, or behavior, soon become an addicting behavior which the person has trouble stopping. I find the best way to attack an addiction is to resolve the trauma and find a healthy substitute behavior. I help the individual resolve the trauma using the technique called EMDR. The individual can gain strength by de-isolating (having an accountability partner) and substituting a healthy, enjoyable behavior in place of the harmful addicting one.
David Silverman, Licensed LMFT, EMDR Trained
Free 60 minute First Session/Consult
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.
Sheri Rose-McCashin, M.S., LMFT,
Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist (MFC 28036)
Bel Air, 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.