Addiction Therapists in South Pasadena, CA.

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


Marylee Nambu, M.A., LMFT
Addiction Counselor

Marylee Nambu, M.A., LMFT

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

In 91741 - Nearby to South Pasadena.

Often, when addiction becomes an issue which impairs an individual's ability to live life fully, the substance abuse is only the symptom and there is a co-occurring disorder present. Perhaps some past pain or trauma has been left unresolved. When working with the newly sober client, I first take time to cultivate a collaborative and safe relationship in which we may begin to explore ways to manage the triggers which may cause relapse. Once this is managed, we may gently and respectfully begin to explore the deeper issues which drive the triggers. Collaboratively, we will work to resolve these issues such that, triggers either become powerless or non-existent.

Beth Siegel, PsyD.,LCSW
Addiction Counselor

Beth Siegel, PsyD.,LCSW

Doctor of Psychology in Psychoanalysis

In 90802 - Nearby to South Pasadena.

Just about everybody knows someone who is struggling with the abuse of a substance. Alcoholism in particular is so widespread in our society that in the last fifteen years there are more treatment centers than ever before providing assistance to those who have lost control over their drinking. What about family members? Alcoholism is a relationship buster. It breaks down families and damages children. It leaves spouses feeling helpless, confused and frightened. Family members know there is a problem. Everybody walks on egg shells. Talking to a loved one doesn’t help and sometimes makes it worse. Living with addiction makes life unpredictable every day. There are fights and arguments and chaos, and then there is peace-until there isn’t again and the...(view profile to read more)

Kelly Duggan Shearer, MA., LMFT
Addiction Counselor

Kelly Duggan Shearer, MA., LMFT

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

In 91740 - Nearby to South Pasadena.

No one likes pain. No one likes to feel alone, or stressed, or scared. Wouldn't it make sense to do what it takes to give ourselves relief from our despair? Turning to drugs, alcohol, food, spending, tv...you name it, can be our best way to get relief from our pain. And it works...momentarily. Unfortunately, it can become much bigger than we planned. Sometimes, it can hurt those we love and get in the way of living the life we want. Finding out what is underneath that pain, and helping it to be soothed without our addiction can be hard...but it can set us free. If you are ready to reclaim your joy, begin with this first courageous step of reaching out for help.

Phyllis Chase, MA, LMFT
Addiction Counselor

Phyllis Chase, MA, LMFT

Marriage and Family Therapist

In 90048 - Nearby to South Pasadena.

We are all addicted to something: drugs, alcohol, food, negative thinking, anger, shopping, etc. It all comes from the same place. We don't want to feel painful feelings. We want to numb out. But if you are an addict you know you are in pain already. Feelings those painful feeling frees you from the need to numb out. 12 Step programs don't work for everyone. I have helped many people overcome their addictions. I will help you find self acceptance and love so that you can overcome your addiction with compassion. It's a journey well worth taking.

Diane Thorp, MSW, LCSW
Addiction Counselor

Diane Thorp, MSW, LCSW

Licensed Psychotherapist

In 91106 - Nearby to South Pasadena.

Addictions can be tricky as they can often fly under the radar if they don't seem to impact other people, such as an individual who exercises to extremes; however, problems arise when addiction(s) begin to impact their social, academic, mental/physical health, financial or professional life. Looking at the difference between merely habit forming behaviors and true addictions can be examined during psychotherapy and looking at benefits and patterns of these behaviors. Supportive measures are key before addictions take over and become the sole purpose of an individual's functioning. I have worked with a number of individuals and psychotherapy can be of a great benefit towards recovery.

Elvina Lui, M.A., MFT
Addiction Counselor

Elvina Lui, M.A., MFT

California Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

In 91103 - Nearby to South Pasadena.

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.

Cynthia Cunningham, MFT 34,049
Addiction Counselor

Cynthia Cunningham, MFT 34,049

Licensed Marriage Family Therapist

In 90210 - Nearby to South Pasadena.

As a person with 30 years clean and sober and 29 years smoke free, I bring personal as well as professional experience in working with clients who have addictions. I am also in recovery from compulsive over eating and shopping and have a personal understanding of cross addictions or swapping one obsessive behavior for another. I understand what it means to be a person who loves an addicted person from both personal and professional experience. Call 818 575-9049 today to arrange a FREE 20 MINUTE SESSION Subsequent session are $1 per minute. No contracts. You decide when and how many minutes you need one session at a time. If you only need 30 minutes, it will only cost $30. You decide.

Myda Krboyan, LCSW
Addiction Counselor

Myda Krboyan, LCSW

Psychotherapist / Clinical Director

In 91505 - Nearby to South Pasadena.

Addiction is a powerful force that can gradually take over your life in different ways, impacting your relationships, hijacking your mind, causing issues at work and creating troublesome debt. Recovery can also be a powerful force with the right resources, plan, social support and guidance. Wether you are struggling with addiction yourself or supporting a loved one experiencing addiction, I can help.

Eris Huemer, PsyD, MFT
Addiction Counselor

Eris Huemer, PsyD, MFT

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

In 90068 - Nearby to South Pasadena.

Any Unresolved issues from your past can lead to more serious disorders such as an alcoholism, drug addiction, sex addiction and others. We will go beyond the symptom of the addiction you are experiencing and treat the underlying cause and possible unresolved psychological trauma. This will help you restore your sense of control and reduce the poweful hold that any the addictive behaviors have on you.

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

In 91107 - Nearby to South Pasadena.

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.

Duane Osterlind, LMFT, CSAT
Addiction Counselor

Duane Osterlind, LMFT, CSAT

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

In 90803 - Nearby to South Pasadena.

Are you struggling with addictive lifestyle behaviors around food, exercise, gambling, shopping or sex? If so you may feel like your out-of-control. A part of you may know you have to stop this behavior or your life will be a mess, but you can't seem to do it. Are you filled with broken promises to yourself to change? So why not get help? I use a task-centered approach to behavioral addictions. It is a structured path that leads to recovery. It is a step by step approach that has helped others change their lives. Do the tasks and get better. It is simple but not easy. Don't wait until it is too late. If your ready to change then give me a call.

James Gilbert, MFTI, LPCCI
Addiction Counselor

James Gilbert, MFTI, LPCCI

Marriage and Family Therapist Intern

In 91436 - Nearby to South Pasadena.

Addiction is often stigmatized in our society and struggles with addiction can carry a great weight of shame. I can help you understand the dynamics of addiction and create meaningful change without the judgment with which it is so often associated. Addressing addiction requires care and understanding, and I can provide you with that as we navigate the process of working through this issue that can be so impactful in your life.

David Silverman, LMFT
Addiction Counselor

David Silverman, LMFT

Free 20 minute phone consult

In 90064 - Nearby to South Pasadena.

I believe in a harm reduction model for addiction. I spent years in a clinic dealing with 50 clients, who were addicted to alcohol, opiates, cocaine, crack, and various prescription medications. Clients and I collaborated in finding the motivation to change. Every addict has entertained the thought of quiting. What we do in session is engage you in "change talk" expand on it, and reinforce it. Once the motivation for change is there, learning more positive reactions to triggers can begin. We will deal with self-esteem issues and possible traumas that may have led to self-medication. 12-Step programs are effective in relapse provention. Remember, you are not alone.

Megan Minnick, LPCC
Addiction Counselor

Megan Minnick, LPCC

Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor

In 91733 - Nearby to South Pasadena.

Gambling addiction is often an understood issue, yet many people and family members struggle with. If you or a loved one struggles with gambling issues, I'd be happy to explore those areas with you to find ways to make changes and take back the control in your life that this barrier has created. The California Office of Problem Gambling offers free counseling services to individuals and family members impacted by this difficult obstacle. Please contact me for more information.

Kevin Fleming Ph.D.
Addiction Counselor

Kevin Fleming Ph.D.

Coach/Change Agent/Consultant

In 91001 - Nearby to South Pasadena.

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.

Jim Tauber and Laura Newman, MA, LMFT
Addiction Counselor

Jim Tauber and Laura Newman, MA, LMFT

Licensed Marriage & Family Therapists

In 90034 - Nearby to South Pasadena.

If you are in a relationship and find that substance use, drinking, gambling, infidelity, pornography, or any other behavior is driving a wedge between you and your partner, we can help. When there is a breach in the relationship and the priority of the partner is dropped, we can help you to repair. Together we will explore how to engage your partner without threat. We will help you to build roads to reduce the influence of the intruding behavior that threatens trust and intimacy.

Vicki Asher Wills, PsyD, LCSW
Addiction Counselor

Vicki Asher Wills, PsyD, LCSW

Licensed Clinical Social Worker, Clinical Psychology Doctor

Available for Online Therapy

In my work with clients battling addictions I work to help them discover the root causes for their addictive behaviors and find new ways to resolve them. We work collaboratively with their support system to create healthy lifestyle habits and associations, resolve old recurrent pain, set new healthier boundaries in their work and personal relationships, and find new meaning for their lives. When there are setbacks, my clients learn to explore them in a non-judgmental environment designed to help them move forward toward the sober, healthy life and relationships they are seeking.

Ute Zimmermann, Ph.D.
Addiction Counselor

Ute Zimmermann, Ph.D.

Licensed Clinical Psychologist

In 91106 - Nearby to South Pasadena.

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.

Nazanin Moali, Ph.D.
Addiction Counselor

Nazanin Moali, Ph.D.

Clinical Psychologist

In 90505 - Nearby to South Pasadena.

My evidence-based treatments will help you to stop uncontrollable behaviors and obsessions that feel secretive, shaming, and abusive. Our sessions will focus on giving you the tools you need to stop these painful and troublesome patterns and move on to your blissful life! I provide individual therapy to support my clients with: Alcoholism Prescription and non-prescription drug abuse Sex addiction Gambling and trading addiction Shopping addictions I welcome the uniqueness of each patient who comes through my door!

Rebecca Bokoch, PsyD
Addiction Counselor

Rebecca Bokoch, PsyD

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

In 91101 - Nearby to South Pasadena.

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.

Ellie Zarrabian, PhD, CMT
Addiction Counselor

Ellie Zarrabian, PhD, CMT

Coach/consultant

In 90025 - Nearby to South Pasadena.

If you have been clean and sober for at least six months, are in a 12 step program and working with a sponsor and looking to get into therapy, then spiritually oriented counseling can be a wonderful addition to the work you are already doing. Whether you are struggling with a concept of a "higher power," or feel that you have easily embraced it, spiritual counseling can be the right direction. Call Dr. Ellie for an initial consultation.

Robert Puff, M.A., M.Div., Ph.D.
Addiction Counselor

Robert Puff, M.A., M.Div., Ph.D.

Clinical Psychologist

In 92821 - Nearby to South Pasadena.

Scientists have researched for years to isolate and locate a physiological marker that would identify someone’s predilection for addictive behavior. However, even if they were successful, any addict could tell you that addiction is much more than a physical problem. No matter the addiction, multiple factors contribute to the descent into this common form of mental illness. Physiological factors do play a role in addictions, as well as do family, cultural, environmental, and psychological considerations. So, which is it for you? If you are a typical addict, all of them apply to a certain extent. Relapses into addiction after typical rehab treatments, usually occur when all factors haven’t been ....

Carl Wells, Carl S. Wells Ph.D
Addiction Counselor

Carl Wells, Carl S. Wells Ph.D

California Licensed Clinical Psychologist, MFT

In 90745 - Nearby to South Pasadena.

We are talking about craving for substances or behavior that gets in the way of relationships, work, and general health. First, treat yourself to sharing with a professional what is going on because you are unlikely to be able to solve this all by yourself if you are still suffering. Talking is obviously not enough and you will learn to take the steps to change these destructive habits.

Mary Ann Aronsohn, MA, LMFT
Addiction Counselor

Mary Ann Aronsohn, MA, LMFT

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

In 91030 - Nearby to South Pasadena.

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.

Katelin Hanhart, LCSW LCADC
Addiction Counselor

Katelin Hanhart, LCSW LCADC

Licensed Clinical Social Worker

Available for Online Therapy

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.



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

South Pasadena is located in Los Angeles County, California. It has a land area of 3.40 square miles and a water area of 0.01 square miles.  The population of South Pasadena is 26,151 people with 10,276 households and a median annual income of $78,957. .


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