Addiction Therapists in Westminster, CA.

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


Addiction Counselor

Ed Segawa, M.A., LMFT

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

Within driving distance of Westminster

Addictions can come in many forms. Some struggle with alcohol and drug addictions, while others struggle with gambling. Still others may struggle with internet pornogrpahy or video games. The common reasons for getting hooked are either boredom, the desire to seek pleasure or simply to just have have fun. The hardest reason to admit an addiction is that it is a way to cope with life's difficult problems. Whatever your reason, if any of these addictions are affecting your work or relationships, it's probably time to seek professional help. Caring and quality professionals are non-judgemental, teach you to cope with difficult emotions, and find alternative outlets for spending your time.

Addiction Counselor

Elizabeth Armstrong, MA, MFTI

Marriage and Family Therapist Registered Intern

Within driving distance of Westminster

Substance misuse is a common phenomenon in our culture. Sometimes we use substances to cope with physical, emotional and psychological pain and discomfort. We also may feel substances enhance happiness and create a party—until the party becomes a problem. Whether you are currently struggling with addiction or addiction has been part of your journey, we will work together to understand what role substance plays or has played in your life, as well as identifying your preferred relationship recovery. I practice motivational interviewing and and emphasize a recovery oriented care model, which recognizes the many facets to a person beyond their addiction.

Addiction Counselor

Susette Magana, LMFT

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

Within driving distance of Westminster

I specialize in working with partners of addicts. Sometimes it feels like your partner is "cheating" on you with drugs, alcohol, pornography. Sometimes a partner is actually cheating. It feels as if you're not good enough, and it's easy to feel sad, worthless, ignored, or just angry. It's important to be seeking help during this time to learn to set boundaries, to engage with your partner in an honest way, and to have expectations that your partner is seeking treatment. I'm here for you, to listen to you, to support you as you walk down this very lonely and fearful road.

Addiction Counselor

Nancy D Young, Ph.D.

Licensed Clinical Psychologist

Within driving distance of Westminster

I've worked in inpatient chemical dependency, researched the use of videotaped feedback in alcoholism treatment, & taught a university graduate course in Substance Disorders & Treatment. While active addiction is generally best treated inpatient, outpatient counseling can be an indispensable support both preparing for and after initial recovery, preferably in conjunction with a strong 12-step program, for relapse prevention and for learning a new concept of self and building the skills and tools needed for sober daily living, such as boredom-avoidance, assertiveness, and relationship building and maintenance.

Addiction Counselor

Donna Carollo, M.A., LMFT

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

Within driving distance of Westminster

I am a trained facilitator for Smart Recovery, a non-12 step alternative program which offers practical tools to help those suffering from the harmful habits called addictions. I work with clients to build and maintain motivation to overcome addictions, manage cravings and urges, and to control unhealthy thoughts, behaviors and feelings. Together, we can create a lifestyle that celebrates long term vs. short term satisfactions.

Addiction Counselor

Kathryn Bryan, LMFT, ATR-BC

Marriage and Family Therapist, Board-Certified Art Therapist

Within driving distance of Westminster

Addiction affects many families and comes in many forms. At our offices, several clinicians specialize in treating gambling addiction, a serious problem with very serious consequences. It is possible to live free of addictive behaviors and it all starts with the first step--acknowledging your need for help. When you're ready to get help, please call to consult with one of our clinicians. We will help develop a plan with you to start you on the path to recovery and sobriety (however that is defined by you). If you have a problem with gambling, the costs of your treatment may be covered by a special California state program. Call 323.810.9233 for more details.

Addiction Counselor

Daryl Temkin, Ph.D

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

Within driving distance of Westminster

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

Marijane Ward, Ph.D.

Licensed Clinical Psychologist

Within driving distance of Westminster

Addictions are a complicated area of work. Often the specific addiction is a symptom for much deeper discontent and shame. Along with the physical body addiction, many times the psycho-emotional issues have been present for a long time. Gaining insight and understanding to these usually very early aspects of oneself can be a useful life long tool in recovery and maintaining that recovery.

Addiction Counselor

Piper Glasier, MSW, LCSW, Psy.D

Psychotherapist/Psychoanalyst

Within driving distance of Westminster

Empty places within us create vacuums that long to be filled. Drugs, alcohol, sex, spending money, eating, being excessively busy are examples of the ways we attempt to fill the holes that exist within us. Going back to the origin of what created the 'hole' and repairing at that level releases us from the pull of the various forms of addictive behavior. If we don't attend to this, we may stop one addictive behavior, but we will evitably find another. These 'holes' are always healed in the context of a safe, reflective relationship. The therapeutic relationship can help repair those palces where we were left alone to process things we had no early capacity to handle.

Addiction Counselor

Lyndsay Elliott, PsyD

Clinical Psychologist

Within driving distance of Westminster

Most often, nothing becomes an issue until it starts to interfere with your own level of functioning. Depending on the level of addiction, may depend on your level of treatment. Outpatient therapy is focused on those who are more stable within their addiction, and are wanting continued accountability and personal growth as their focus. Treatment may be more collaborative at this level (psychiatrist, physician, sponsor) to ensure that progress is continuing. Types of addiction treated in my practice: drug/alcohol use, food/exercise, shopping and co-dependency issues.

Addiction Counselor

Harris Marriage & Family Therapy Inc., LMFT

Harris Marriage & Family Therapy, Inc.

Within driving distance of Westminster

Most addictions whether they are gambling, pornography, internet, alcohol, drugs, or shopping are all rooted in the desire toward pleasure seeking and all result in an outcome which is unable to sustain that pleasurable experience. Often people seek treatment when the behaviors result in destructive outcomes. When a spouse or family member of an addicted person or the addicted person themselves, admits the behaviors are resulting in negative outcomes and the person is unsuccessful in stopping the behavior we define this as an addiction. We provide insight as to what is the root cause and teach them better coping skills.

Addiction Counselor

Heather Browne, PsyD, MA, LMFT

Licensed Marriage Family Therapist

Within driving distance of Westminster

I do not work with severe drug and alcohol addiction. I work with clients who are able to function, yet finding it becoming more difficult and needing to stop their behavior before they hit bottom. We use cognitive behaviorial techniques to protect them from acting out and build up a support network. We also begin to explore soothing and coping techniques which are needed and missing.

Addiction Counselor

Patrice Hooke, M.S., LMFT

Licensed Marriage Family Therapist

Within driving distance of Westminster

I've had an extensive amount of experience working with addictions. I practice some Psychodynamic techniques initially and throughout therapy to get to the underlying emotional aspects. Life can be extremely painful and challenging and many people think it's easier to just kill the pain with a pill, alcohol or some other negative addiction. I help to enable the client to substitute some of these negative behaviors with positive behaviors.



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

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

Westminster is located in Orange County, California. It has a land area of 10.04 square miles and a water area of 0.00 square miles.  The population of Westminster is 92,114 people with 27,309 households and a median annual income of $53,455. .


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Therapy in Westminster 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 Westminster therapist about insurance coverage or ask about sliding scale fees if there are any difficulties with accessibility