Addiction Therapists in La Jolla, CA.

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


Addiction Counselor

Thomas Schmierer, LMFT

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

Within driving distance of La Jolla

Need a therapist who specializes in addictions? One who knows about the mixed feelings of both wanting to continue in the addiction and also wanting to change? Sometimes the part of you who wants to stay addicted will be the most powerful, the most present, ...and that's okay. Other times you will so desparately want to climb out of the hole of addiction... and that's okay too. Thomas Schmierer, M.A., can help you observe what it is like to be in both places at the same time using a technique called a "cognitive interweave." This technique is one of the latest methods for resolving this conflict and moving you towards freedom from your addiction. Contact Thomas today!

Addiction Counselor

Daryl Temkin, Ph.D

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

Available for Online Therapy

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 Counselor

Dennis Harris, MFT

MFT

Within driving distance of La Jolla

Weather you find yourself compulsively drinking, drugging, eating, gambling or sexually acting out, (to name a few) you know you have a problem when these behaviors are causing you difficulties in you relationships, work, or your emotionally or physical health. I use a combination of 12 steps, mindfulness and rational recovery to assist you in dealing with the voice in your head that talks you into acting in ways that you know are destructive so you can manage your mind rather than having your mind manage you.

Addiction Counselor

Tami Chelew, MA, CSAT

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist - LMFT #79759

Within driving distance of La Jolla

I am an Emotionally Focused therapist (EFT) & I am a Certified Sexual Addiction Therapist Candiate Level 4 0f 4 (CSAT). These two modalities work hand in hand for recovery and healing. EFT is an attachment model - helping individuals to become more securely attached to those who mean most. Sexual disorders & addiction disorders are disorders of bonding - a misguided attempt to secure attachment. When we dont have healthy, accessible people we can turn to for comfort & care, we often turn away to other things to cope & manage painful feelings. This is where addiction often forms. I work with someone who has some sobriety established to help them build secure relationship with self & others.

Addiction Counselor

Andrew Last, L.M.F.T., C.S.A.T

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

Within driving distance of La Jolla

If you are struggling with out of control sexual behaviors, I can help. I have been trained by Patrick Carnes, the foremost expert in Sexual Addiction and am a Certified Sexual Addiction Therapist Candidate (C.S.A.T). I use a 30-task approach to building a life based on sexual health and wholeness. I also provide group therapy for men in recovery from Sexual Addiction providing and environment where connection, accountability and healing can occur.

Addiction Counselor

Adrienne Levy, MA LMFT

Licensed Marriage Family Therapist

Within driving distance of La Jolla

My primary orientation to work with clients is on relationships, with other AND with our selves. Inner peace comes from living an authentic life. When people feel anxious about some aspect of life, places where we CAN'T know what will happen, we are vulnerable to turning to substances to feel better or not feel at all. I believe we can find ways to tolerate ambiguity and emotional discomfort to create the lives we most want.

Addiction Counselor

Aleksandra Drecun, Psy.D.

Licensed Clinical Psychologist

Within driving distance of La Jolla

There are various types of addictions that include drugs, alcohol, spending, overeating, gambling, computer, smoking, pornography, sex, etc. Having a willingness to get the support one needs is essential in recovering from addiction—no matter how bad the addiction or how powerless you feel. Working with a professional who specializes in addiction is critical. Taking a holistic approach to treatment and recovery will help release you from the prison of addiction. Staying free from addiction for the long term will require building a new, meaningful life where addiction no longer has a place and you are in control of your own life and existence.

Addiction Counselor

Rebecca Friese, M.A., LMFT

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

Within driving distance of La Jolla

Are you struggling with addictions or habits that have become a problem in your life? Do you want to quit but feel stuck? Or maybe you're a recovering addict who could use additional support from a therapist. I work with people who are struggling with addictions. I provide a confidential, accepting place where people can explore the difficult emotions and unmet needs that drive their addictive behaviors and make true, lasting changes. You don't have to struggle alone. Call me at 760 566-5513 and let me know how I can help.

Addiction Counselor

The Center for Change, M.S., M.A., LMFT

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

Within driving distance of La Jolla

You cannot begin the work of releasing an addiction until you can acknowledge that you are addicted. Recognition of your own addictions requires inner work. It requires that you look clearly at the places where you lose power in your life, where you feel controlled by external circumstances. It requires going through your defenses. This approach applies to all addictions. In order to release your addiciion, it is necessary to enter your inadequacies, to recognize that they are real, an to bring them into the light of consciousness to heal. I will help you through this process so that you can find true happiness and fullfillment in your life.

Addiction Counselor

Philip Kolba, MA

Psychotherapist

Within driving distance of La Jolla

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

Pamela Polcyn, Ph.D, MFT

Licensed Marriage And Family Therapist

Within driving distance of La Jolla

Addiction is a complex set of behavioral, thinking, and feeling patterns that interfere with an experience of health, happiness, and love in oneself and in relationships. Addictive behavior normally has an important function for a person. Finding and making alternative lifestyle choices can be both challenging and painful. Therapy assists in looking inwards at the situation created by addictive behavior, considering more satisfying alternatives, and exploring options that will contribute to a happier life.

Addiction Counselor

Kevin Fleming Ph.D.

Coach/Change Agent/Consultant

Within driving distance of La Jolla

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 Counselor

Deborah Moyer, LMFT

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

Within driving distance of La Jolla

Has your “retail therapy” gotten out of control? Perhaps you used to gamble for fun, but now you keep gambling even though the fun is long gone. Or maybe you can’t understand why you sometimes ruin a whole day of healthy eating with nighttime kitchen raids. These or other compulsive behaviors don’t need to control you any more. I am eager to talk to you about how I can help.



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

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

La Jolla is located in San Diego County, California.