Addiction Therapists in Carpinteria, CA.

Counseling for addiction and codependency in Carpinteria, CA. Help for alcohol and substance abuse, pornography, sex and internet addiction, gambling, and compulsive spending.


Maureen Houtz, LMFT
Addiction Counselor

Maureen Houtz, LMFT

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

In 93001 - Nearby to Carpinteria.

Much of the recent research suggests a global, science-based view of addiction. There are many others who are much more adept at helping the client get to recovery. Active recovery is defined as ongoing daily work to understand the addiction, recognize the triggers, maintain the path that is free from addiction. My experience has been with clients who work the 12 steps. My hope is that I can guide the recovering person in their journey.

Philip Kolba, MA LMHC NCC
Addiction Counselor

Philip Kolba, MA LMHC NCC

Psychotherapist

Available for Online Therapy

Addiction is a mental health condition and I treat addiction by a multi-pronged process predominately from a Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT) model. I help my clients understand the reasons they use a substance or engage in an addictive behavior, teach them skills regulate their emotions and tolerance distress that might otherwise lead them to engage in their addiction, and address any underlying issues that contribute to their addiction. I also help clients with with concerns about their substance use or compulsive behavior to avoid developing addictions.

Fionnuala Kraus, MA, MFT
Addiction Counselor

Fionnuala Kraus, MA, MFT

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

In 93101 - Nearby to Carpinteria.

I wholeheartedly agree with the work of Dr. Gabor Mate who posits that all addictive tendencies arise in the parts of our brains governing some of our most basic and life-sustaining needs and functions: incentive and motivation, physical and emotional pain relief, the regulation of stress, and the capacity to feel and receive love; these brain circuits develop, or don’t develop, largely under the influence of the nurturing environment in early life, and that therefore addiction represents a failure of these crucial systems to mature in the way nature intended. The human brain continues to develop new circuitry throughout the lifespan and therapy can provide the "corrective" experience.

Kevin Fleming Ph.D.
Addiction Counselor

Kevin Fleming Ph.D.

Coach/Change Agent/Consultant

In 93108 - Nearby to Carpinteria.

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.

Rudi Lion, MA, MFT
Addiction Counselor

Rudi Lion, MA, MFT

Licensed Marriage Family Therapist

In 93103 - Nearby to Carpinteria.

Whether you are worried that you might have a drug and/or alcohol addiction or cannot leave your computer to play with your children, I can help you gain some insight into way you do what you do and then find ways to slowly decrease your need to engage in the undesired activity. Being free of the addictive drive, however invasive it has been in your life, will leave you not only with more freedom to be who you truly want to be, but it will also increase the depth and truth of your relationships.


You have Found the Top Therapists for Addiction And Codependency in Carpinteria, CA.

Thank you for visiting our California page of therapists in Carpinteria who specialize in addictions in all forms- internet addiction, pornography and sex addictions, gambling, alcohol and drug abuse, shopping, and food addictions.  An addiction can destroy lives and relationships. Often times there is a codependent person somewhere in the sphere of an addict. Professional therapy from an addiction specialist in Carpinteria, CA is a vital part of recoverey and healing. We are ready to help, let's get started.

Carpinteria is located in Santa Barbara County, California. It has a land area of 2.58 square miles and a water area of 6.68 square miles.  The population of Carpinteria is 13,727 people with 5,192 households and a median annual income of $71,174. .


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Establishing weekly sessions with a professional therapist is considered affordable in Carpinteria for the average family. While sustaining a commitment to therapy is usually not an issue, if mental health treatment feels like a burden please ask your counselor about accepted insurance plans or sliding scale fees. Low cost counseling and affordable therapy are also sometimes offered by listed city and university level clinics, check with your local Carpinteria public health department.