Addiction Therapists in Castro Valley, CA.

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


Addiction Counselor

Natalie M. Mills, LMFT

Marriage and Family Therapist

Within driving distance of Castro Valley

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 is crushing. The manifestation of any addiction is cunning, baffling, and powerful. It feels impossible to live without your drug or behavior of choice and impossible to live with it. If you are the loved one of an addict, you might experience 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 Counselor

Laurie Chandler, MA

LMFT 86949

Within driving distance of Castro Valley

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 Counselor

Maureen Fiorelli, LMFT

Marriage and Family Therapist

Within driving distance of Castro Valley

I worked at several recovery centers in San Francisco, including Walden House (as a Supportive Housing Coordinator.) I have been working with people struggling with drug, alcohol and other addictions for many years, and often find that when one addiction disappears, another addiction may take its place. I help people get to the root of their addictive patterns and replace destructive, unhealthy behaviors with new ways of living.

Addiction Counselor

Daniel Davis, M.A., LMFT

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

Within driving distance of Castro Valley

When we are out of control with addiction, it can be frightening. Addictions can show up in different ways. We can drink too much. Perhaps, we are gambling and deeply in debt. We may eat too much and suffer from poor health. We may be married to someone abusing drugs. Counseling with someone knowledgable about how addiction is different than typical counseling can make all the difference. Working with addiction is different. If you want to be successful, choose a therapist with special training in addiction and a familiarity with the process of recovery. The decision to make a change and seek help can be the most important decision of your life. Call me at 408-249-0014 to begin your process of recovery.

Addiction Counselor

Rachel Haynes, LMFT

Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist

Within driving distance of Castro Valley

I like to use solution-focused therapy as well as CBT for addiction treatment in my practice. The underlying issue is what drives addicts to use, making that the real problem. The drugs and alcohol are a symptom or byproduct of the real problem that lies underneath. Thus creating the cycle of guilt and shame and driving a person to use more and more. I have had extensive training and experience working with both people in their active addictions as well as recovering addicts and alcoholics.

Addiction Counselor

Philip Kolba, MA

Psychotherapist

Within driving distance of Castro Valley

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.

Addiction Counselor

Jason Esswein, M.S., LMFT

Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist

Within driving distance of Castro Valley

To live authentically and fully, we must have access to our feelings. In short, this means that we can identify, articulate, express, and finally take appropriate action on them. Addictions, while there is a vast continuum in type and intensity, block full access to our feelings. It is our feelings and our ability to effectively manage them (without addictions) that enable us to connect deeply with ourselves and others. They are our "internal compass" allowing us to discern various parts of ourselves as well as our choice in relationships. Therapy is the ideal place to process feelings and learn how to manage them without addictive substances and behavior.

Addiction Counselor

Kristina Schasker, M.A., MFT

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

Within driving distance of Castro Valley

There are so many different approaches to treating substance abuse and addiction. Without shame or judgement I work with clients to help them uncover the underlying pain that often maintains addictive behaviors. I encourage clients to take back control of their lives by exploring and understanding their unique relationship with the addictive substance or behavior. Clients can learn to make different, healthier choices and will begin to feel that they really do deserve a better way of life. This increase in self worth and new found peace can guide clients as they heal from within and work to improve the relationships in their lives.

Addiction Counselor

Margaret Petersen, MA, MFT

Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist

Within driving distance of Castro Valley

If you are reading this, you or a loved one is suffering and needing support. Freedom from any addiction starts with an understanding that addictive behaviors - regardless of the addiction -are not the real problem but are coping behaviors that don't really bring us any longterm or successful relief. At the core of all addictions lies a deeper and more complex picture of emotional pain that can be tied to a variety of physical or psychological factors. This is where the more authentic work of helping the Self lies. You or your loved one deserves help that really works. Please call me today at 925-520-5263 to get the seasoned support and tools for a successful recovery that you so deserve.

Addiction Counselor

Sara Denman, Psy.D.

Dr. Sara Denman

Within driving distance of Castro Valley

Addictions are very difficult to seek treatment for. Often there is guilt and shame as well as some resistance to giving up the addiction forever. As a result, it is important to help people learn what the addiction has done for them so that other strategies can be developed to fill the same or similar needs in more productive ways. Sometimes with addiction, people need to change friends and that can be challenging because isolation is very difficult for early recovery. I do believe 12-step type meetings can be helpful for some people but it is an individual decision and I do not push it. Recovery is an active and collaborative road.

Addiction Counselor

Meredith Reddoch, MA, LMFT, SEP

Marriage and Family Therapist

Within driving distance of Castro Valley

Addiction can be a powerful force that can quickly take over your life and can lead to many negative consequences. Trying to understand your addiction(s) and the underlying reasons that led you to this way of coping can be the beginning of more control and management of these behaviors. It can be difficult to look at behaviors that have caused harm, hurt and shame. Together we can work through this process and I will support you throughout.

Addiction Counselor

Lisa Bograd, MA, MFT

Marriage and Family Therapist

Within driving distance of Castro Valley

For many people who did not get the emotional support and security that they needed as a child, drugs, alcohol, and other compulsive behaviors can become a powerful way to experience a sense of calm, comfort, and internal cohesion. Ultimately, however, these same substances that once offered somewhat of a haven and a comfort, become a source of great stress, anguish and upheaval. I try to help my clients understand both how this behavior serves them and the damage that it has done to them and to get them to the point where they feel capable of giving it up because they have the tools available to help them to cope without it.

Addiction Counselor

Daryl Temkin, Ph.D

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

Within driving distance of Castro Valley

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)



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Thank you for visiting our California page of therapists in Castro Valley 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 Castro Valley, CA is a vital part of recoverey and healing. We are ready to help, let's get started.

Castro Valley is located in Alameda County, California. It has a land area of 16.73 square miles and a water area of 0.31 square miles.  The population of Castro Valley is 62,363 people with 22,164 households and a median annual income of $85,596. .


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Establishing weekly sessions with a professional therapist is considered affordable in Castro Valley 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