Addiction Therapists in San Marcos, CA.

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


Thomas Schmierer, Catholic Therapist, Licensed MFT
Addiction Counselor

Thomas Schmierer, Catholic Therapist, Licensed MFT

Healing and Peace Catholic Therapy Services

In 92008 - Nearby to San Marcos.

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!

Adrienne Levy, MA LMFT
Addiction Counselor

Adrienne Levy, MA LMFT

Licensed Marriage Family Therapist

In 92008 - Nearby to San Marcos.

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.

Aleksandra Drecun, Psy.D.
Addiction Counselor

Aleksandra Drecun, Psy.D.

Licensed Clinical Psychologist

In 92130 - Nearby to San Marcos.

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.

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

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

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

In 92081 - Nearby to San Marcos.

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.

Tami Chelew, MA, CSAT
Addiction Counselor

Tami Chelew, MA, CSAT

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist - LMFT #79759

In 92131 - Nearby to San Marcos.

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.

Scott Wood, M.A.
Addiction Counselor

Scott Wood, M.A.

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

In 92127 - Nearby to San Marcos.

If your sexual behavior is causing problems in your life or relationships, help is available. I am a certified sexual addiction therapist candidate (CSAT) and have specialized training to help assess for and treat sexual addiction. Not everyone who acts out sexually is an addict and not all addicts exhibit the same patterns. Sexual addiction is devastating and difficult to overcome just be willpower. I provide a compassionate and supportive environment to work toward recovery from unhealthy patterns, establishing sexual health, and restoring damaged relationships. Contact me and together we can assess your situation and work toward putting you back in command of your life.

Gerald (Jerry) Kamp, M.S. L.M.F.T.
Addiction Counselor

Gerald (Jerry) Kamp, M.S. L.M.F.T.

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

In 92590 - Nearby to San Marcos.

In my close to 30 years of Counseling, the majority of that time has dealt directly with some type of addiction, obsession, or some type of compulsive / impulsive substitution addiction. For years I've worked in In-patient, Out-Patient, Aftercare and Co- occurring C. D. and Alcohol Programs. I've done C.D. Assessments for the courts and a whole lot of individual C. D. counseling therapy. I've led 12 Step type groups and am well acquainted with A.A. and C.R. type groups and programs. From all of my experience I have developed expertise and ways to help people find and maintain freedom from addictions, Co-dependency, A.C.A. as well as their psychological issues.

Pamela Polcyn, Ph.D, MFT
Addiction Counselor

Pamela Polcyn, Ph.D, MFT

Licensed Marriage And Family Therapist

In 92024 - Nearby to San Marcos.

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.

Kevin Fleming Ph.D.
Addiction Counselor

Kevin Fleming Ph.D.

Coach/Change Agent/Consultant

In 92011 - Nearby to San Marcos.

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.

Rebecca Friese, M.A., LMFT
Addiction Counselor

Rebecca Friese, M.A., LMFT

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

In 92024 - Nearby to San Marcos.

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.

Philip Kolba, MA LMHC NCC
Addiction Counselor

Philip Kolba, MA LMHC NCC

Psychotherapist

Available for Online Therapy

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.

Deborah Moyer, LMFT
Addiction Counselor

Deborah Moyer, LMFT

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

In 92127 - Nearby to San Marcos.

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.

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

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

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

In 92008 - Nearby to San Marcos.

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.


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

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

San Marcos is located in San Diego County, California. It has a land area of 24.36 square miles and a water area of 0.02 square miles.  The population of San Marcos is 92,931 people with 28,738 households and a median annual income of $57,822. .


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Therapy in San Marcos is generally within financial reach for the average family, but some budget planning may be needed for a real commitment to weekly counseling. Remember that your mental health and happiness are important. Check with your San Marcos therapist about insurance coverage or ask about sliding scale fees if there are any difficulties with accessibility. Low cost counseling and affordable therapy are also sometimes offered by listed city and university level clinics, check with your local San Marcos public health department.