Addiction Therapists in Poway, CA.

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


Paul Santero, Psy. D.
Addiction Counselor

Paul Santero, Psy. D.

Licensed Psychologist

In 92037 - Nearby to Poway.

Addictions, whether it be sex, food, drugs, alcohol, work, etc. can be caused by un-resolved trauma experiences. The unresolved trauma leads to an uncomfortable feeling or state which the person medicates to feel better. This medication, or behavior, soon become an addicting behavior which the person has trouble stopping. I find the best way to attack an addiction is to resolve the trauma and find a healthy substitute behavior. I help the individual resolve the trauma using the technique called EMDR. The individual can gain strength by de-isolating (having an accountability partner) and substituting a healthy, enjoyable behavior in place of the harmful addicting one.

Sean Sprigle, LPCC
Addiction Counselor

Sean Sprigle, LPCC

Licensed professional clinical counselor

Available for Online Therapy

Addiction can be a tricky and slippery issue to deal with due to its nonlogical nature. I know this from personal experience because I dealt with with addiction issues before becoming a psychotherapist. It is this combination of personal and professional experience that makes me uniquely qualified to help people recover from this particular issue. With the aid of tools like EMDR CBT and guided visualizations I can help you overcome this issue and heal from the issues that drive it. Additionally, I can provide tools, coping skills, and other resources to help you manage particular issues while I’m helping you heal.

Thomas Schmierer, Catholic Therapist, Licensed MFT
Addiction Counselor

Thomas Schmierer, Catholic Therapist, Licensed MFT

Healing and Peace Catholic Therapy Services

In 92054 - Nearby to Poway.

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 desperately want to climb out of the hole of addiction... and that's okay too. Thomas Schmierer, Catholic Therapist, LMFT 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!

Philip Kolba, MA LCPC NCC
Addiction Counselor

Philip Kolba, MA LCPC NCC

Psychotherapist

In 92105 - Nearby to Poway.

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.

Cynthia Valentine, MA
Addiction Counselor

Cynthia Valentine, MA

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

In 92116 - Nearby to Poway.

If you know the Serenity Prayer, you may have experienced addiction recovery in a group setting, known a family member who has or read about its affiliation with self-help programs. While the anonymous/self-help programs are effective for many learning a new way of life when it comes to a specific drug and alcohol addiction; others find they need recovery, not only from addiction but, further, from early childhood trauma, or codependency or panic attacks and any number of other underlying stressors. Therapy can help peel the onion of hurt and struggle that addiction has left.

John Kane, AMFT, APCC
Addiction Counselor

John Kane, AMFT, APCC

Associate Marriage and Family Therapist

Available for Online Therapy

I specialize in working with internet, video game, cell phone, social media, and porn addictions. These process addictions have acquired a power over you that is difficult to break. I take a multi-faceted approach to helping you experience the change you desire. I use Motivational Interviewing to help you solidify your desire to change, I utilize abstinence based strategies and methods to help you establish and sustain sobriety, I help you learn how to replace these addictions with real relationships and interests that foster real relationships and I support you in identifying or establishing a natural support network that helps you to maintain and sustain the new changes in your life!

Tami Chelew, MA, CSAT
Addiction Counselor

Tami Chelew, MA, CSAT

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist - LMFT #79759

In 92131 - Nearby to Poway.

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.

Katelin Hanhart, LCSW LCADC
Addiction Counselor

Katelin Hanhart, LCSW LCADC

Licensed Clinical Social Worker

In 92058 - Nearby to Poway.

As an addictions counselor, I understand the importance of providing a non-judgmental, open, safe space where you feel comfortable to share about your use and explore how you'd like to address this behavior. Whether your goal is complete abstinence or a harm reduction strategy, I will work with you to identify the most effective ways to accomplish your goal. Many times in addiction work it is more about the feeling we are trying to achieve from the addictive behavior we are engaging in. This is why it is important to understand and implement alternative healthier strategies that achieve a similar feeling or result. When we do this; change is possible.

Pamela Polcyn, Ph.D, MFT
Addiction Counselor

Pamela Polcyn, Ph.D, MFT

Licensed Marriage And Family Therapist

In 92024 - Nearby to Poway.

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.

Jenny Liu, MEd. MFT. NLP. Confidence Coach
Addiction Counselor

Jenny Liu, MEd. MFT. NLP. Confidence Coach

Online Therapist & Coach, Online Career Counselor

In 93065 - Nearby to Poway.

Addicted to alcohol, drugs, sex, gambling, romance or food? Counseling can help! I work with clients from a holistic approach addressing the mind, body and spirit. Addiction is associated with deep emotional pain in the human psyche. In order to truly heal your pain, you will need to address the needs of all aspects of yourself. Call me for a consult!

David Peters, MS, MFT
Addiction Counselor

David Peters, MS, MFT

Marriage and Family Therapist

In 92108 - Nearby to Poway.

Alcohol and drug issues sometimes underlie our troubles in work or homelife. It may be substance abuse, or it may be addiction. There is a difference, and treatment approaches must be adaptable. I take a practical approach, using the latest research findings, and adapting to your needs. I'll suggest options, and we'll collaborate on the plan. No need for guilt and shame here. Sometimes gambling, eating, and sex can take on addictive patterns. I can show you ways to address these also, taking into account your lifestyle and values. My approach emphasizes increasing your knowledge of how your brain works, and using that to your advantage in making changes. Let's work together on this!

Brian Jones, AMFT
Addiction Counselor

Brian Jones, AMFT

Brian La Roy Jones, Associate Marriage & Family Therapist

Available for Online Therapy

If pornography is out of control in your life, or feels like an unhealthy habit, or addiction, I offer therapy specifically intended to help you understand your dependance upon porn, why it's so difficult to stop using, and how you can take your life back and experience freedom. If pornography has become a problem in your relationship, I help couples understand the role pornography serves, how to build empathy and understanding between one another, and how to fill the needs pornography serves in a more fulfilling way.

Kevin Fleming, Ph.D.
Addiction Counselor

Kevin Fleming, Ph.D.

Coach/Change Agent/Consultant

In 92121 - Nearby to Poway.

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.

Christian Snyder, PHD-IP, MDIV, MA-Counseling
Addiction Counselor

Christian Snyder, PHD-IP, MDIV, MA-Counseling

Military and First Responder PTSD Specialist

In 92010 - Nearby to Poway.

We will address the emotional, relational, physical, cognitive behavior, and spiritual condition associated with the client's specific addiction. We will lead the client to a manageable and eventually a place where they can have complete control; without the need for a "cure" or false hopes in most traditional methods that have proven ineffective for permanent change. The client will discover a greater purpose in their challenge; to embrace the addiction in a powerful and practical perspective; and finally set them free from the battle of addiction with their lifelong victory within the addiction.

Aleksandra Drecun, Psy.D.
Addiction Counselor

Aleksandra Drecun, Psy.D.

Licensed Clinical Psychologist

In 92130 - Nearby to Poway.

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.


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

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

Poway is located in San Diego County, California. It has a land area of 39.07 square miles and a water area of 0.08 square miles.  The population of Poway is 50,157 people with 15,832 households and a median annual income of $95,815. .


Therapy Affordability Meter for Poway, CA

Very Affordable

Booking a weekly counseling session with a licensed therapist in Poway is not a large financial issue for the majority of people in this area. Sustaining a commitment to mental health treatment is easily accessible for the average family, but ask your therapist if there are any concerns as many will accept insurance or even offer sliding scale fees. Low cost counseling and affordable therapy are also sometimes offered by listed city and university level clinics, check with your local Poway public health department.