Addiction Therapists in Union, MO.

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


Jerry Waggoner, M. Div., M. Ed., LPC
Addiction Counselor

Jerry Waggoner, M. Div., M. Ed., LPC

Licensed Professional Counselor

In 63050 - Nearby to Union.

I have fifteen years of experience working as a professional counselor in the field of addictions. As a recovering addict myself I bring a level of empathy and experience that I believe greatly increases my effectiveness in connecting and working with folks struggling with addiction and with loved ones who struggle to how best to express love and support while they avoid enabling the addiction. Addiction cannot be dealt with alone. It is impossible to calculate the value of seeking experienced help when facing addiction.

Deanna Self, MA, LPC
Addiction Counselor

Deanna Self, MA, LPC

Licensed Professional Counselor

In 63385 - Nearby to Union.

Addictions are many, so the approach is to first grow in awareness of how one's addiction affects them and others. It also involves education as to what is known about the addictive cycle. Counseling is helpful because it provides a supportive environment to people who feel they have messed up "big time." It helps people understand how they have used their addiction to help them cope and then find healthy ways to cope. But it also seeks to understand what motivates the individual because that is the key to overcoming an addiction. When one gains a change of perspective, one gains motivation. People accomplish great feats when motivated. It is possible to overcome an addiction.

Judy Koehler, M.A., LPC, NCC
Addiction Counselor

Judy Koehler, M.A., LPC, NCC

Licensed Professional Counselor

In 63131 - Nearby to Union.

Many providers work with individuals who have addiction issues. My concern is not only with the individual but those who love and support them. Family, friends, and work associates can either make or break someone who suffers from alcohol, drug, and other substances. Other addictions include process addictions like being addicted to shopping, gambling, work, or pornography/sexual addictions. Addiction effects relationships, and I believe unless the therapist works with the entire system, they are doing their clients a huge disservice. If you have been in treatment or seek to support someone who has been in treatment, please take this next step toward relationship counseling.

Randy McLaren, MA, LPC, NCC
Addiction Counselor

Randy McLaren, MA, LPC, NCC

Licensed Professional Counselor

In 63304 - Nearby to Union.

We currently are living in a world in which the word "addiction" is cast about carelessly. Addiction, simply put "is an ongoing, out-of-control pattern of compulsive...behavior that is causing problem in...life (Sex Addiction 101, Weiss. p.1). As the definition indicates almost anything can become an addiction - food, gambling, substance abuse, alcohol, sex, and work to name just a few. My approach as a therapist is to get to the root desire or wound that drives addictive behavior. Once identified, this is where the real work and real change take place.

Shera Wiscons, LPC, NCC
Addiction Counselor

Shera Wiscons, LPC, NCC

Marriage Counselor

In 63367 - Nearby to Union.

Substance Abuse often times occurs when there is unresolved pain and feelings of aloneness. Fortunately, with help there is hope. Together we will work to understand what drives you to use, gain insight into the powerful drug you are up against, strengthen your skills for managing difficult situations and feelings, develop and list of resources for help in those trigger moments and create a plan to keep you on track with your goals.

John Airsman, MA, LPC
Addiction Counselor

John Airsman, MA, LPC

Licensed Professional Counselor

In 63025 - Nearby to Union.

Having a complete understanding of the midbrain functions, and how dopamine is manipulated over a period of time, helps the addict understand that the decisions they make during their addiction, are not a reflection of their morality. These behaviors are survival instincts triggered by the mesolimbic system in an attempt to keep the addiction alive. Most addicts don't understand, that they are in the grips of a progressive illness.

Taylor Keen, MA, LPC
Addiction Counselor

Taylor Keen, MA, LPC

Licensed Professional Counselor

In 63304 - Nearby to Union.

Addiction can take many different forms in our lives. From career to pornography, addiction can be all consuming and if left unchecked can destroy families and lives. By helping you to think differently about how you see yourself and the possible reasons you are struggling, I want to help you work through the issues at the core of your addiction and help you learn to cope in a new way.


You have Found the Top Therapists for Addiction And Codependency in Union, MO.

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

Union is located in Franklin County, Missouri. It has a land area of 9.09 square miles and a water area of 0.00 square miles.  The population of Union is 10,957 people with 4,179 households and a median annual income of $43,189. .


Therapy Affordability Meter for Union, MO

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Mental health treatment and therapy in Union is sometimes a struggle to afford for families and individuals without proper insurance coverage. Finances for many in Union are not able to cover long term weekly counseling sessions without a budgetary plan in place. The good news is that therapists are often willing to work with you if accessibility is an issue. Low cost therapy and sliding scales are just some of the options that therapists can offer. Insurance may cover your sessions as well. Talk to your counselor to learn more. Low cost counseling and affordable therapy are also sometimes offered by listed city and university level clinics, check with your local Union public health department.