Addiction Therapists in Pleasant Hill, CA.

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


Rachel Haynes, LMFT
Addiction Counselor

Rachel Haynes, LMFT

Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist

In 94566 - Nearby to Pleasant Hill.

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.

Mey Saephan, MS, LMFT
Addiction Counselor

Mey Saephan, MS, LMFT

Marriage and Family Therapist

In 94501 - Nearby to Pleasant Hill.

Are you having difficulty coping with stress and find yourself repeatedly doing those unhealthy things that you want to quit? This does not have to be a full-blown "addiction" to substance but maybe you find yourself having problems stopping yourself. If so this is the perfect time to get some help to understand what you need and how to stop those habits.

Margaret Petersen, MA, MFT
Addiction Counselor

Margaret Petersen, MA, MFT

Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist

In 94566 - Nearby to Pleasant Hill.

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.

Larry Lease, JD, MA, LMFT
Addiction Counselor

Larry Lease, JD, MA, LMFT

Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist

In 94510 - Nearby to Pleasant Hill.

I welcome those who have had previous experience in a recovery program, and now wish to use counseling to strengthen sobriety and rebuild self confidence and self esteem. The goal: to work through the painful emotional experiences that led to addictive behavior, and to develop a solid foundation for the future. I also welcome adult family members who are seeking help relating to a loved one who is currently engaged in the recovery process. The goal is to identify codependent emotional patterns and enabling behaviors, so that healthy interpersonal boundaries and deeper intimacy can be reestablished. Please visit KinseyLeaseCounseling.com for more.

Theo Reynolds, RC
Addiction Counselor

Theo Reynolds, RC

Relationship Counselor

In 94609 - Nearby to Pleasant Hill.

Addiction is usually the symptom, not directly the problem. Addiction is usually present initially because someone has really hard experiences and feelings that they are trying to escape from. But once we find a substance or behavior, it can be physiologically and emotionally/psychologically addictive. The addiction is so hard to break partly because it helps relieve us of the thoughts and feeling that we don't want to or even can't deal with. Don't beat yourself up for having addictive tendencies. A large portion of our community does. I can help you find relief, understanding and compassion as you evolve to a more nourishing and growthful existence. You're not alone.

Kristina Schasker, M.A., MFT
Addiction Counselor

Kristina Schasker, M.A., MFT

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

In 94583 - Nearby to Pleasant Hill.

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.

Elizabeth Hayes, Psy.D, MFT
Addiction Counselor

Elizabeth Hayes, Psy.D, MFT

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

In 94110 - Nearby to Pleasant Hill.

Addiction can be layered with loss, grief, and isolation. It might seem impossible to give up or reduce something that has felt so central to your life. I will provide a safe and nonjudgemental space for us to explore your experience and to create change and movement. My style is warm, empathic, and collaborative. By making links between your past and present experience we can develop and increase understanding and awareness and create space for something new to happen.

Kevin Fleming Ph.D.
Addiction Counselor

Kevin Fleming Ph.D.

Coach/Change Agent/Consultant

In 94563 - Nearby to Pleasant Hill.

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.

Mina Skoutelakis, M.S., L.M.F.T.
Addiction Counselor

Mina Skoutelakis, M.S., L.M.F.T.

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

In 94566 - Nearby to Pleasant Hill.

I use Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing, I treat smoking addiction, internet addiction, and other compulsive behaviors. The therapy is focused on understanding what feeling and experience you may be chasing through the unwanted behavior - feelings of importance, belonging, relaxation - and disconnecting the link that was created between them. Contact me for more information about this new way to treat your issues.

Lisa Bograd, MA, MFT
Addiction Counselor

Lisa Bograd, MA, MFT

Marriage and Family Therapist

In 94563 - Nearby to Pleasant Hill.

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.

Maren Gleason, LCSW
Addiction Counselor

Maren Gleason, LCSW

Licensed Clinical Social Worker

In 94583 - Nearby to Pleasant Hill.

I am a Substance Abuse Professional, providing assessment and referral for treatment for individuals who have failed drug and or alcohol tests at work. DOT and safety sensitive work requires drug and alcohol testing to ensure the safety of the public. Once a positive test is returned, there is a procedure that must be followed for assessment, referral and follow up. Please contact me for further information on this specialization.

Sara Denman, Psy.D.
Addiction Counselor

Sara Denman, Psy.D.

Dr. Sara Denman

In 94526 - Nearby to Pleasant Hill.

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.

Jay Reid, LPCC
Addiction Counselor

Jay Reid, LPCC

Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor

In 94104 - Nearby to Pleasant Hill.

I take a collaborative approach to working with issues of addiction. I believe that addiction stems from attempt to maintain the belief that one is in control of their consumption in spite of lots of evidence to the contrary. I partner with clients to help them objectively evaluate this belief and consider whether they have less control over their use than they had thought. Once one can acknowledge that they do not have control over their use, the path to full recovery becomes accessible. Each person must come to this conclusion on their own and with the aid of support rather than judgment. I strive to do this in my therapy practice.



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

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

Pleasant Hill is located in Contra Costa County, California. It has a land area of 7.07 square miles and a water area of 0.00 square miles.  The population of Pleasant Hill is 34,810 people with 13,730 households and a median annual income of $81,226. .


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