Addiction Therapists in Watsonville, CA.

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


Addiction Counselor

Jason Esswein, M.S., LMFT

Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist

Within driving distance of Watsonville

To live authentically and fully, we must have access to our feelings. In short, this means that we can identify, articulate, express, and finally take appropriate action on them. Addictions, while there is a vast continuum in type and intensity, block full access to our feelings. It is our feelings and our ability to effectively manage them (without addictions) that enable us to connect deeply with ourselves and others. They are our "internal compass" allowing us to discern various parts of ourselves as well as our choice in relationships. Therapy is the ideal place to process feelings and learn how to manage them without addictive substances and behavior.

Addiction Counselor

Philip Kolba, MA

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.

Addiction Counselor

Jean Galica, M.A., LMFT

Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist

Within driving distance of Watsonville

Addictions entrap us in life and rob us from our dreams and potential. It takes being in a caring and lovingly but confrontive relationship to face the pain that lies behind one's addiction(s). However, it is not impossible to take the power of the addiction away and become the master of those things that drive your addicition. Your addiction(s) fills some very important need(s) in your life. Once we figure out together what need the addicition(s) is fulfilling, we can learn together healthier and better coping skills for getting those needs met.

Addiction Counselor

Mark Schwartz, Sc. D.

Marriage and Family Therapist

Within driving distance of Watsonville

I believe most clients have more than one addiction and usually a masked psychiatric disorder.I have worked primarily with eating disorder and sexual addiction.In addition i have worked at a chemical dependency facility and found that once sobriety was established real recovery began.I identify stages of recovery and help fascilitate change.I believe step work is necessary but not sufficient for alcoholics.

Addiction Counselor

Daryl Temkin, Ph.D

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

Within driving distance of Watsonville

In this generation, the growth of individuals with addictions is very significant. Addictions originally were isolated to alcohol and drugs. Today’s addictions are understood to also include, food, sex, money, gambling, video, internet, internet games, internet chatrooms, internet pornography and other types of prolonged, repeated and out of control behaviors and actions. Addictions take over a person’s ability to have of self- control of the action which leads to the fogging of any will power to stop the addictive activity even when a matter of great importance comes in conflict with the addiction. Addictions ruin people and all relationships surrounding them. Addiction counseling explores underlying factors leading to the addiction and looks to find...(view profile to read more)

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.

Addiction Counselor

Donald Dufford, Ph.D. Director

Licensed Clinical Psychologist

Within driving distance of Watsonville

What drives your addiction? Do you self-medicate emotional problems? Get to the source of the addictive urge, resolve it and put new positive behaviors in place for lasting recovery and a happy, healthy lifestyle. Donald Dufford, Ph.D., Licensed Clinical Psychologist has over 25 years experience in helping clients overcome addictive behavior. He is a Certified Doctoral Addictions Counselor, Certified Clinical Hypnotherapist and Certified Cognitive-Behavioral Therapist. Call now for a free 10 minute phone consultation.


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

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

Watsonville is located in Santa Cruz County, California. It has a land area of 6.68 square miles and a water area of 0.09 square miles.  The population of Watsonville is 53,628 people with 14,216 households and a median annual income of $46,018. .


Therapy Affordability Meter for Watsonville, CA

Some budgeting needed

While counseling can certainly be an expense for individuals and families in Watsonville, with proper budgeting, it is entirely do-able and the risk/reward is worth it. For some families, it may be difficult to sustain a commitment to therapy without proper insurance coverage. If this is you, ask your therapist about low cost options as practitoners in and around Watsonville may have flexibility or sliding scales