Addiction Therapists in Westwood Los Angeles, CA.

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


John Warrington, Ph.D.
Addiction Counselor

John Warrington, Ph.D.

Licensed Psychologist

In 91106 - Nearby to Westwood Los Angeles.

Addiction can ruin lives. Whether it is a substance (like alcohol of drugs) or a behavior (like eating or gambling) it stimulates that part of or brain that is the reward center and makes us feel pleasure. Humans, not surprisingly, like all animals, seek pleasure and avoid pain. We can get addicted to such a degree that we lose sight of the important things in our lives; our family, friend, job etc. Anything and everything can get side-lined by our addiction. Breaking free can be hard, it can involve many attempts and yet the rewards are enormous. I don't have the magic bullet but I can walk alongside you and help you on the path to recovery and sobriety.

James Gilbert, MFTI, LPCCI
Addiction Counselor

James Gilbert, MFTI, LPCCI

Marriage and Family Therapist Intern

In 91436 - Nearby to Westwood Los Angeles.

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.

Kevin Fleming Ph.D.
Addiction Counselor

Kevin Fleming Ph.D.

Coach/Change Agent/Consultant

In 90049 - Nearby to Westwood Los Angeles.

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.

Behnam Keyvan, LMFT
Addiction Counselor

Behnam Keyvan, LMFT

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

In 91364 - Nearby to Westwood Los Angeles.

Addictions and compulsive behaviors may provide a person with a sense of power, euphoria, confidence, validation or other feelings that may otherwise be lacking in their lives, and psychotherapy is designed to help people identify uncomfortable feelings and sources of distress in order to change and grow. People who struggle with compulsivity and addiction are unlikely to conquer those behaviors unless they work to address the underlying causes of their addictive and/or compulsive behaviors, such as trauma, stress, past abuse, and so on. Working with a psychotherapist is one of the most effective treatments for managing compulsive behaviors and addictions, and there are many types of therapy suited to addressing behaviors that a person wants to change. A...(view profile to read more)

Verdant Oak Behavioral Health, Psy.D. and Ph.D.
Addiction Counselor

Verdant Oak Behavioral Health, Psy.D. and Ph.D.

Psychologist

In 91030 - Nearby to Westwood Los Angeles.

Struggles with addiction and substance abuse can often be accompanied by guilt and shame, and this guilt and shame are typically triggers for continued use/relapse. Use of a strengths-based approach to treating substance abuse can tap an individual's own strengths to gain insight and to increase coping skills. Motivational Interviewing, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, and Interpersonal Therapy can also prove useful to address unmet needs, feeling "stuck" and challenging irrational thoughts that lead to continued use.

Kevin Bergen, MA, MFT
Addiction Counselor

Kevin Bergen, MA, MFT

Marriage & Family Therapist

In 90505 - Nearby to Westwood Los Angeles.

Don't know if you're an "addict"? Are you SURE you are? Whether someone just accuses you of addiction or you've been around the recovery block a few times, you'll find qualified and understanding help at CCRG. But nobody REALLY understands you? Try us! You'll find real understanding and patience, skill and knowledge, motivation and support. Would all that help? Call us and let us help.

Miriam Davis, M.A., M.F.T.
Addiction Counselor

Miriam Davis, M.A., M.F.T.

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

In 91505 - Nearby to Westwood Los Angeles.

I work with many individuals who have either identified themselves as having addiction problems or are still in denial that they have problems with addiction....either to substances or to certain destructive activities. Either way, I work with them so that they have a realistic understanding of the destructive consequences of their actions as well as an empathic awareness of the underlying self-destructive attitudes or beliefs (or life experiences) that may have led to their addictions. Addicts need support to deal with their addictions. There is no one way to get this support, but it is vital that addicts know that they they do need support...group support and psychotherapeutic support.

Carl H. Shubs, Ph.D.
Addiction Counselor

Carl H. Shubs, Ph.D.

Psychologist

In 90212 - Nearby to Westwood Los Angeles.

Are you abusing, addicted, or not sure? Are you concerned about substances (alcohol, pot, cocaine, meth), behaviors (sex, porn, computers, gambling, spending, cutting), or both? Together, we can see if these issues are really a problem for you. If you’re having problems in these areas, we can sort it out and deal with it. Some people benefit from 12-step programs, and others don’t want them. I can work either way. Together, we’ll see what triggers you, how you deal with them, what works, what doesn’t, what situations affect your using and not using, and how this ties in with your earlier life. We’ll see what helps you to cope, where that works and doesn’t, and what other options might be.

Nadia Siswanto, LMFT
Addiction Counselor

Nadia Siswanto, LMFT

Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist

In 91367 - Nearby to Westwood Los Angeles.

Do you find yourself struggling with using relationships as a way to escape real life? You don’t have to be a relationship “addict” to have a pattern in relationships that ends badly each and every time. Maybe it is time to start to learn about who you really are and what you really need from a relationship. Only after you learn that can you start to choose and nurture a healthy, fulfilling, lasting relationship.

David Silverman, LMFT
Addiction Counselor

David Silverman, LMFT

Free 20 minute phone consult

In 90064 - Nearby to Westwood Los Angeles.

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.

Donald Goodman, LCSW
Addiction Counselor

Donald Goodman, LCSW

licensed clinical social worker

In 91355 - Nearby to Westwood Los Angeles.

Most of our therapists have extensive experience working in substance abuse. We define substance abuse as the abuse of drugs and/or alcohol. This includes both legal (prescription drugs) and illegal drugs. There is quite a debate as to what constitutes substance abuse, so here are the definitions of substance dependence and substance abuse paraphrased from the (DSMIV) Diagnostic and Statistical Manuel of Mental Disorders: Substance dependence is defined as when a person continues to use the substance despite significant substance related problems and a minimum of (3) of the following signs are present at any time during the same year. 1. A tolerance has developed (not getting the ....

Estelle Raskin, M.A., AMFT
Addiction Counselor

Estelle Raskin, M.A., AMFT

Registered Associate Marriage and Family Therapist

In 90004 - Nearby to Westwood Los Angeles.

The world of addiction treatment has a tendency to skew towards the identification of the client with his/her addiction. Just as other mental health concerns, I believe that addiction is a problem that does not define the person but rather reflects a segment of experience that has the tendency to take precedence over various aspect of life. Addiction is often co-conspiring with other dominant forces such as shame and blame, thereby pressuring clients to be silent and hide under it's control. I find that an important step to dealing with addiction is to find out how it operates on a person's life, to understand it's tactics and what it is trying to take away, what it has to gain.

Jeffrey Chernin, Ph.D., MFT
Addiction Counselor

Jeffrey Chernin, Ph.D., MFT

Licensed Psychotherapist

In 90048 - Nearby to Westwood Los Angeles.

I was the Clinical Director of a drug treatment centerI offer many different approaches and tools for leaving your substance behind, and I tailor my approach to your individual circumstances. But overall I view addiction as a form of coping (a coping strategy), and we would work to replace your current coping strategy with other, more life-affirming ones. We wouldn't just look at staying sober (triggers, relapse prevention, scheduling--whatever you wanted in these areas), but we would figure out where all of this came from. Then, we would work together to find ways to help you to live a richer, fuller, and substance-free life.



You have Found the Top Therapists for Addiction And Codependency in Westwood Los Angeles, CA.

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

Westwood Los Angeles is located in Los Angeles County, California.  The population of Westwood Los Angeles is 47,916 people and a median annual income of $68,716. .


Therapy Affordability Meter for Westwood Los Angeles, CA

Generally Affordable

Therapists in Westwood Los Angeles are often within budget with some potential challenges for longer term commitments. Your mental health and well being are a top priority. If accessibility is a concern, ask your counselor about sliding scale fees or inquire about accepted insurance plans. Low cost counseling and affordable therapy are also sometimes offered by listed city and university level clinics, check with your local Westwood Los Angeles public health department.