Addiction Therapists in Pasadena, CA.

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


Craig Clark, Ph.D.
Addiction Counselor

Craig Clark, Ph.D.

Licensed Clinical Psychologist

1800 Fair Oaks Avenue, Suite A, South Pasadena, California 91030 | (626) 437-1432

Dr. Clark offers serves for some of the most common addictions: alcohol, gambling, theft, and sexual addictions (including internet addiction, infedelity, seeking prostitutes, and other sexual compulsions such as public exhibitionism and voyeurism). Unfortunately, most people avoid seeking help until they run into trouble with the law and risk loosing their marriage and/or employment. Don't wait that long to ask for help.

Lauren Stevenson, Psy.D.
Addiction Counselor

Lauren Stevenson, Psy.D.

Licensed Clinical Psychologist

444 South Marengo Ave. , Pasadena, California 91101 | 626-389-5779

I strongly believe that the first step in overcoming an addiction is to feel supported in a safe and comforting therapeutic environment. Without trust, it is nearly impossible to address the issues, including shame, that so often accompany substance abuse. My approach is to help my clients learn to identify the thoughts and beliefs (often negative thoughts about themselves and their lives) that lead them to turn to drugs or alcohol. Treatment helps the client unlearn old patterns of behavior and to learn new ways of coping with situations and thoughts that may have led them to use substances in the past.

Elvina Lui, M.A., MFT
Addiction Counselor

Elvina Lui, M.A., MFT

California Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

35 E Union Street Suite D, Pasadena, California 91103 | (626)464-1651

An addiction can be hidden for years before a spouse or parent catches on. Addiction is not limited to street drugs and alcohol, people can become addicted to things like prescription medication, binge eating, video games, gambling, or pornography. Addiction always starts as something that seems harmless and innocent. It is common for a distressed person to turn to their addiction to escape from their problems--the drugs/action takes their minds off their problems. As time goes by, the physical dependency grows, and then the psychological dependency grows; the addiction grows and grows until it takes over the person's mind. I know what it is like and I can help the person get into recovery.

Rebecca Bokoch, PsyD
Addiction Counselor

Rebecca Bokoch, PsyD

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

280 S Los Robles Ave Unit B, Pasadena, California 91101 | 323-301-3984

My approach to treating addiction incorporates aspects of motivational interviewing. The hardest part in breaking an addiction is acknowledging that you have an addiction and committing to rehabilitation. I differ from other rehabilitation programs like alcoholics anonymous, in that I believe that clients can practice selective sobriety, and that they should not replace their addiction with another addiction of group meetings.

Verdant Oak Behavioral Health, Psy.D. and Ph.D.
Addiction Counselor

Verdant Oak Behavioral Health, Psy.D. and Ph.D.

Psychologist

1151 El Centro Street, Suite B, SOUTH PASADENA, California 91030 | 323-345-1402

Struggles with addiction and substance abuse can often be accompanied by guilt and shame, and this guilt and shame are typically triggers for continued use/relapse. Use of a strengths-based approach to treating substance abuse can tap an individual's own strengths to gain insight and to increase coping skills. Motivational Interviewing, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, and Interpersonal Therapy can also prove useful to address unmet needs, feeling "stuck" and challenging irrational thoughts that lead to continued use.

Ute Zimmermann, Ph.D.
Addiction Counselor

Ute Zimmermann, Ph.D.

Registered Psychological Assistant

33 S. Catalina Ave #204, Pasadena, California 91106 | 626-676-4816

Addiction is complex and encompasses many entities. One of them is the participation in an AA program, another one the therapist. I can help on the therapeutic side, as addiction is often connect to underlying trauma. We will work through the trauma and the tools needed, while AA provides the tools required for sobriety. It's an ongoing process, providing growth and stability over time.

Mark Reid, Mark Reid
Addiction Counselor

Mark Reid, Mark Reid

Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist

301 E Colorado Blvd, Suite 807, Pasadena, California 91101 | 626-737-8700

Are you addicted to pornography, visiting massage parlors, paying for sex? Have you tried to stop and failed? Are you leading a double life, afraid of being found out? Has your partner discovered your secret life? There is hope if you're ready to change your life. I provide a confidential, non-judgmental place for addicts and their partners to share the shame of a double life and the pain of betrayal. I will help stop the out-of-control behavior and re-engineer your life to develop healthy intimate connections. There is hope and you will not be alone in the journey. Go to www.sexhelp.com for an online assessment.

Mark Baker, Ph.D.
Addiction Counselor

Mark Baker, Ph.D.

Clinical Psychologist

650 Sierra Madre Villa, Suite 110, Pasadena, California 91107 | 626-351-9616 x107

There are many forms of addiction: Alcoholism & Chemical Dependency, Sexual Addictions, and Gambling are just a few. We believe there are root problems to every addiction that you can get to. Even if you don't consider yourself an "addict" you may have a problem in one of these areas. That can still be a very difficult thing to manage in your life on your own. We help people come to grips with addictions and problem behaviors that can get worse if left unaddressed. If you are struggling in this area don't try to go it alone. We can help.

Curtis Miller, MFT, Psy.D., D. Min., M.A., M.Div.
Addiction Counselor

Curtis Miller, MFT, Psy.D., D. Min., M.A., M.Div.

Marriage and Family Therapists, Psychotherapy

482 N Rosemead Blvd, Pasadena, California 91107 | 626 802-5493

We become addicted to certain behaviors when painful feelings about ourself cannot be recognized or expressed, and therefore unprocessed. Caught in these unrecognized feelings that never get understood, behaviors of accommodation take hold and keep us trapped. Therapy is a process of recognizing these emotional patterns leading to a personal empowerment to speak what one really desires and needs. This process breaks the addictive patterns.

Kevin Fleming Ph.D.
Addiction Counselor

Kevin Fleming Ph.D.

Coach/Change Agent/Consultant

At Home or Private Discreet Intensives

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.

Mary Ann Aronsohn, MA, LMFT
Addiction Counselor

Mary Ann Aronsohn, MA, LMFT

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

1910 Huntington Drive, So. Pasadena, California 91030 | 626-441-5131

I have many times worked in therapy with clients who struggle with addictions, among other issues. I have studied Motivational Interviewing, which is remarkably helpful in addictions work. Clients feel supported and not judged, and are able to find their internal motivations for change. Therapy with me can complement work in separate addiction treatment as well.


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

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

Pasadena is located in Los Angeles County, California. It has a land area of 22.98 square miles and a water area of 0.14 square miles.  The population of Pasadena is 142,250 people with 54,536 households and a median annual income of $72,402. .


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Establishing weekly sessions with a professional therapist is considered affordable in Pasadena 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 Pasadena public health department.