Addiction Therapists in South St. Paul, MN.

Counseling for addiction and codependency in South St. Paul, MN. Help for alcohol and substance abuse, pornography, sex and internet addiction, gambling, and compulsive spending.


Addiction Counselor

Jennifer Rives, MA, LMFT

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

Within driving distance of South St. Paul

I work with the families of those who are struggling with chemical dependence, including: spouses & partners, adult siblings, parents of teenagers and adults, adult children, as well as intergenerational family units, as well as couples who are struggling with the challenges of relationship and recovery. Addiction is called a family disease, because it affects the relationships of everyone in the family. If a person trying to recover, but their family isn’t working just as hard to change, chances are recovery won’t last. I work to provide education around addiction, relationships, and recovery, as well as teach new skills to deal with the anxiety that often accompanies them.

Addiction Counselor

Kori Hennessy, MA, LAMFT

Licensed Associate Marriage and Family Therapist

Within driving distance of South St. Paul

I have experience working with people on all types of addictions. I am comfortable working from an abstinence or a harm reduction model. People struggling with addictions benefit from my use of Solution Focused Therapy and Narrative Therapy to reduce the influence of shame and to increase the level of agency they feel they have over their addiction.

Addiction Counselor

JoAnna Smith, MA, LMFT

Therapist/Life Coach

Within driving distance of South St. Paul

Addictions can overtake your life and pose a signficant barrier to success in multiple areas of living Whether the addiction be to shopping, alcohol, or even food, these addictive objects can be used as tools to numb your sense of feeling. My experience indicates that people battling addictions tend to be highly sensitive by nature and thus, when overwhelmed, may seek ways to lessen this intensity of feeling through means outside of themselves. Our work together can focus on building healthier ways for you to manage and cope with strong emotions, lessen both your fear and/or avoidance of emotions, promote healing and trust building, and limit the influence of addiction on your life.

Addiction Counselor

Cathy Johnston, MA, LMFT, CST

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, Certified Sex Therapist

Within driving distance of South St. Paul

I use a harm reduction/collaborative model for dealing with addiction and substance abuse. Abstinence may be your goal but if it's not, I'll support you in structuring your life to see if you can successfully reduce your use. I'll help you process the shame and negative experiences that are part of addiction and overuse. I'll work with you to identify your needs are and how to meet them in ways that increase feeling connected and cared for, and give you a sense of pride and purpose.

Addiction Counselor

Heather Holt, MSW, LICSW

Licensed Indépendant Clinical Social Worker (LICSW), Psychotherapist

Within driving distance of South St. Paul

I have experience working with individuals who struggle with mental health and chemical health. We look at where things are at and how to address each concern. I look at therapy as building a proverbial toolbox. The tools that fill this toolbox are coping skills. Some things we try will work for you while other coping skills won't. We work together to figure out what will work best for you. You will find that psychotherapy with me addresses your primary concern, not mine! I work with you to identify goals and we work to achieve those goals.

Addiction Counselor

Diane Hovey, PhD, LMFT, CPT, CSAT

Marriage and Family Therapist

Within driving distance of South St. Paul

Do you find yourself preoccupied and out-of-control with your sexual thoughts and desires? Do you hide or feel shame as a result of your sexual behaviors? Have you been hurt or hurt others as a result of your sexual behaviors? If yes, you may be struggling with a sex or love addiction. The goal of recovery treatment is to set a foundation for healing from betrayal, shame, lack of intimacy and the destructive behaviors of sex and love addiction.

Addiction Counselor

David Halper, MA, LMFT

Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist

Within driving distance of South St. Paul

Do you control it, or does it control you? This is the question I ask when investigating addiction. I am a Certified Sexual Addiction Therapist (CSAT) Candidate. I have had special training in the treatment of sexual addiction, including addiction to pornography. The severity of some sexual addictions is better treated in a treatment program, but often it is something that you can gain control of in a setting such as ours. I can also serve as a resource after treatment. I do in-office and online counseling. You can self-register and self-schedule at mnonlinecounseling.com.

Addiction Counselor

Rebekah Miller, MA, LMFT

Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist at Wellness Counseling Services (WCS)

Within driving distance of South St. Paul

Are your family members or friends concerned with your alcohol or drug use? Are you ready to make a change? Are you worried that your substance use is damaging your relationships? Together, we will explore your underlying reasons for using substances, while working to understand and manage the triggers that hinder your recovery process. I offer individual, couple, and family therapy to help you overcome addiction while strengthening your support system as you progress toward health.

Addiction Counselor

Bruce Fischer, PhD, LP, LMFT

Licensed Psychologist, Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist

Within driving distance of South St. Paul

I work with a wide variety of addictive and compulsive behaviors. These include chemical, sexual, eating, shopping, Internet, gambling and relationship addiction problems. I have 35 years clinical & teaching experience in the field and I’m the founder of the Addiction Psychology PhD program at Capella University. Not all addictions are the same, there is no one size fits all approach that is always effective. I’ll take time to understand the true nature of your problems and work with you to design a plan that will help you in make the changes that are needed. I will use a collaborative vs. confrontive approach to working with you. Contact me with your questions about how i can help.

Addiction Counselor

Connie Studer, MA, LMFT

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

Within driving distance of South St. Paul

You have made the first step toward recovery but identifying that you may have a problem. We will work together to identify the issues you have that contribute to the need to "medicate" away your pain. In addition we will work on skills to prevent relapse. Each client is unique and your path to wellness will be unique based on your specific goals. We work with clients who are in 12-step programs and those who choose Harm Reduction models.

Addiction Counselor

Shoreview Mental Health Center,

Within driving distance of South St. Paul

This is a strong are of specialization for our clinic. Addiction is becoming one of the number one issues of this country. There is often a genetic potential and can be greatly influenced by early development in dysfunctional families. Addiction is often a coping mechanism to deal with mental health or other issues. Any coping mechanism that is taken to the point where it becomes a problem (out of control), can become a problem, including alcohol, substances, gambling, food, anger, and sex.

Addiction Counselor

CenterLife Counseling

Within driving distance of South St. Paul

Substance Abuse and Addiction impacts many areas of a person’s life (physical, social, mental, spiritual, occupational/education and family). CenterLife Counseling can provide thorough chemical dependency assessment and recommendations. We have several therapists experienced in helping individuals and families with addictions and co-occurring mental health disorders. We work with individuals, family members, adults, adult children, adolescents and their parents in guiding them toward health and wholeness. Our therapists use several therapeutic modalities including CBT, motivational interviewing, 12 step, and family systems theory to connect and provide support for growth and change.


You have Found the Top Therapists for Addiction And Codependency in South St. Paul, MN.

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

South St. Paul is located in Dakota County, Minnesota. It has a land area of 5.61 square miles and a water area of 0.46 square miles.  The population of South St. Paul is 20,405 people with 8,366 households and a median annual income of $55,607. .


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Therapy in South St. Paul 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 South St. Paul therapist about insurance coverage or ask about sliding scale fees if there are any difficulties with accessibility