Addiction Therapists in Hackensack, NJ.

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


Margarete Juliana, PhD, LMFT, RP
Addiction Counselor

Margarete Juliana, PhD, LMFT, RP

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist & Registered Psychotherapist

In 07011 - Nearby to Hackensack.

Addiction brings pain and chaos individuals, couples and families. I see addictions as poor and destructive coping mechanisms and work with individuals and couples to interrupt the behavior and work to process the pain underlying the behavior. I am very familiar with 12 step programs and CSAT work that help individuals and couples make sense out of the addiction. I also work within a complementary framework of attachment and the importance of strong close inter-dependent, not co-dependent relationships with the most important people in one's life, family. Call me for a consult about your particular needs and situation.

Jerri Shankler, LCSW, LCADC
Addiction Counselor

Jerri Shankler, LCSW, LCADC

Licensed Clinical Social Worker, Licensed Clinical Alcohol & Drug Counselor

In 07058 - Nearby to Hackensack.

What do you do if 12-step based treatment and AA or NA aren’t a good fit for you? You may want to explore cutting back on your drinking. You may not be ready to stop using marijuana but need support to look at how using is impacting your life. You may know you need to stop, and are abstinent, but need help to develop a long-term recovery plan with alternatives to AA or NA. A good life without drugs or alcohol is possible with or without 12-step meeting attendance.

Michael Picucci, PhD, MAC, SEP
Addiction Counselor

Michael Picucci, PhD, MAC, SEP

Holistic Psychologist, Author, Focalizer

In 10003 - Nearby to Hackensack.

I have come to know addictions are initially attempts at self-medication for a troubled soul. Initially, the addictive activity relieves the pain when there didn’t seem to be another option or resource. This pain relief becomes an addiction when a person develops an inner compulsion (unnoticed at first), which begins to negatively impact other areas of life. By this point, an insidious denial creeps in to protect the addiction and the chaos, both inner and outer, now runs your life. For the addiction recovery, one shoe does not fit all. Our focus in working together is to relieve present suffering and pave the way for the most graceful movement possible toward abstinence or harm reduction.

Mitchell Milch, LCSW
Addiction Counselor

Mitchell Milch, LCSW

Psychotherapist/Couples Counselor

In 07450 - Nearby to Hackensack.

An excellent way to understand addiction is that it is a problem of self-regulation. This might be a problem of self-discipline, resilience, self-soothing, attention, etc. Many folks use drugs of choice to provide functions they feel helpless to do for themselves. The therapeutic alliance becomes the provider of regulatory capacities not internalized early in life. A safe and secure attachment permits the patient to cultivate a healthy dependency on the therapist without re-living the fears of judgments and abandonments that interfered with them depending on caregivers who may or may not have been able to model and instruct what was needed.

Mars & Venus Counseling Center, LCSWs, DCSW, LPCs, LCADCs, Ph.D.
Addiction Counselor

Mars & Venus Counseling Center, LCSWs, DCSW, LPCs, LCADCs, Ph.D.

LCSWs, DCSW, LPCs, LAC, LCADCs, and Ph.D.

In 07666 - Nearby to Hackensack.

The purpose of Addiction Counseling is to help the client identify for him or herself if there is an addiction present. If this is the case, a variety of cognitive behavioral techniques are utilized as well as mindfulness exercises to help with focusing and how to cope with difficult emotions in healthy ways to become abstinent. In addition, there is a focus on stengths, and what the client has done in the past to abstain from using the substance of choice. Thus, the client can try and implement at least some of these techniques again and stay away from triggers and past negative behaviors that led to relapse. There is also focus on self-esteem building and how to prevent relapse in the future once the client is abstinent.

Johannes Marselis, LCSW, LCSW
Addiction Counselor

Johannes Marselis, LCSW, LCSW

Psychotherapist

In 11225 - Nearby to Hackensack.

You will not be judged for your use, or made to feel any stronger than that which drove you to seek treatment.You have identified or been instructed to explore a behavior or behaviors that are interfering with your ability to maintain or achieve relationships and goals. Utilizing motivational interviewing lets explore the ambivalence you have toward making change, while additionally exploring the often deep feelings and experiences that inform your self image.

Craig Beck, ABNLP, ABHYP, DhP
Addiction Counselor

Craig Beck, ABNLP, ABHYP, DhP

Alcohol Addiction Therapist & Mentor

In 11105 - Nearby to Hackensack.

Stop Drinking Expert offers an alternative to embarrassing twelve step group meetings, expensive inpatient treatment centers and ineffective willpower. Our approach to treating alcohol addiction is to start with the subconscious conditioning that has gradually built up around the drug. Often addicts are only told that they have an alcohol use disorder and must never drink again. The problem with this abrupt form of 'treatment' is the client remains psychologically anchored to using alcohol as a coping mechanism and as a tool to help alleviate negative emotional states. The Stop Drinking Expert method helps the problem drinker to understand what is driving their need to drink.

Akeisha Rivera, Psy.D.
Addiction Counselor

Akeisha Rivera, Psy.D.

Licensed Clinical Psychologist

In 10017 - Nearby to Hackensack.

Addiction can be a powerful driver of actions and thoughts that can disrupt your life and those of your loved ones. As a therapist that specializes in work with couples but also works with individuals, my goal is to help you understand the roots and triggers of your addiction so that I can give you the tools to adjust and modify your behavior. When you're ready to become the best possible version of yourself, let's talk.

Kevin Fleming Ph.D.
Addiction Counselor

Kevin Fleming Ph.D.

Coach/Change Agent/Consultant

In 07620 - Nearby to Hackensack.

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.

Konstantin Lukin, Ph.D.
Addiction Counselor

Konstantin Lukin, Ph.D.

Clinical Psychologist

In 07450 - Nearby to Hackensack.

If you are struggling with addiction, you know it is no simple feat to quit. Beyond the physical dependence that you may be fighting, there are all kinds of psychological factors that come into play. At the Lukin Center, we use cognitive behavioral therapy and emotionally focused therapy to target the many contextual factors that keep one dependent on a substance. We work to address cravings and triggers, ambivalence towards quitting, and other underlying emotional issues that may have led to drug use in the first place. You are not alone. If you want help quitting, our expert therapists can provide a supportive and accepting environment to take that first step.

Susan Galperin, LCSW LCADC SAP
Addiction Counselor

Susan Galperin, LCSW LCADC SAP

Psychotherapist

In 07020 - Nearby to Hackensack.

I am a licensed clinical social worker, licensed alcohol and drug counselor and have a sap credential. I have worked in a treatment facility, 27 years in a school district as a substance abuse coordinator and have also worked in a state prison. Through out all these years, I have worked with all populations and all addictions. There is not one approach. I tend to be eclectic. I am passionate about helping people and offer an environment that is supportive in implementing pathways to healing.

Maria Sue Butler, LMFT, Supervisor State Of Florida
Addiction Counselor

Maria Sue Butler, LMFT, Supervisor State Of Florida

LMFT Diplomate, Certified of Anger management

In 10022 - Nearby to Hackensack.

What is different about ART? Our mission is to improve the chances of staying away from illegal substances by identifying and applying successful coping skillsThe foundation of our success is a treatment approach that is rooted in professional excellence. ART thrives to empower youth and their families with the necessary skills to rebuild their lives and maintain it free of the conflict, violence, anger outburst, depression, and legal problems that addiction may cause a family to experience.

Stephanie Vanden Bos, LCSW
Addiction Counselor

Stephanie Vanden Bos, LCSW

Licensed Clinical Social Worker

In 10010 - Nearby to Hackensack.

Are you concerned that your use of alcohol, recreational drugs, porn, sex, shopping or other activities may be interfering with your happiness, effectiveness at work or contentedness in relationships? Maybe your habits do not seem all that out of the ordinary, but you have some questions. I can help you get a clear sense of the impact your habits are having on you, and to help you make some decisions about whether making changes could be helpful for you.

Nassau Wellness, Couples Therapy
Addiction Counselor

Nassau Wellness, Couples Therapy

Marriage and Family Therapists

In 11530 - Nearby to Hackensack.

For those struggling with addiction, every day can feel like an uphill battle. Substance use can impact every area of your life, including relationships, family life, work, and finances. Things can begin to feel out of control and hopeless. We work with teens, adults, couples, and families to help them regain control, learn coping skills, manage triggers, and help rebuild relationships. We are available for a free 15 minute phone consultation to determine whether substance abuse counseling with us is right for you - to schedule, send an email to info@nassauwellness.com or call/text (516) 387-5143.

Philip Kolba, MA LMHC NCC
Addiction Counselor

Philip Kolba, MA LMHC NCC

Psychotherapist

In 10011 - Nearby to Hackensack.

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.

Elizabeth MacGregor, Ed.D, LP, ACS. ASE, EMDR, CBT
Addiction Counselor

Elizabeth MacGregor, Ed.D, LP, ACS. ASE, EMDR, CBT

Psychoanalyst, Licensed Professional Counselor

In 07045 - Nearby to Hackensack.

Do you or someone you know have an addiction of any kind? Does the compulsive or obsessive (OCD) addiction interfere with your family life, relationships or work? Does your constant addictive need cause you stress? Using a warm supportive and therapeutice relationship, we will help you explore ways to identify and pursue realistic and satisfying solutions to help you cope with life more satisfactorily.

Heidi Seifert, LCSW-R, MA
Addiction Counselor

Heidi Seifert, LCSW-R, MA

Licensed Clinical Social Worker

In 10003 - Nearby to Hackensack.

You went after work to hang out with friends. You had some drinks or you got high. Everything was fine in the beginning until you noticed that just stopping was no longer easy. I believe that people can reduce or completely stop. The choice is yours to make. There are consequences to working me; you may decide you don't need to be high or drunk to enjoy yourself.

Lewis Pagano, LPC
Addiction Counselor

Lewis Pagano, LPC

Licensed Professioal Counselor

In 07042 - Nearby to Hackensack.

I have 20 years working with adolescents and adults in substance abuse. I also work with people with opiate addiction and buprenorphine treatment. I do substance abuse evaluations with recommendations if requested.I can also manage outpatient and inpatient treatment if needed. I have an extensive background in substance abuse treatment, family therapy, and working with adult children of alcoholics and substance abusers.

Walter Masterson, LCSW
Addiction Counselor

Walter Masterson, LCSW

Psychotherapy and Counseling

In 10021 - Nearby to Hackensack.

This is an area of treatment where I have seen many miracles. Successfully moving beyond substance dependence and abuse is not a matter of will power and character. Paradoxically, being strong willed and independent can work against recovery; addictions are very 'sticky' and five decades of research and experience confirms that attempting to keep them in check without help does not work. Twelve step programs (AA, NA, CA, etc) are the ‘gold standard’ of recovery, and are tried and true methods of achieving lasting abstinence. I possess a strong 12 Step program background, but know that not everybody can walk into a meeting and feel at home. Come for a consultation and see what is possible.

MyTherapist, PhD, LMHC, LMFT
Addiction Counselor

MyTherapist, PhD, LMHC, LMFT

Psychotherapist, Clinical Sexologist

In 10011 - Nearby to Hackensack.

12 Step programs, while seemingly ubiquitous, are not based on cognitive behavioral therapy. Our work together uses actual psychological approaches based on evidence to help you get you back in the driver's seat and not your addiction. You are a person, not an addict. You might HAVE an addiction, and we'll work on that- but you're a totally flawed person, just like the rest of us. If extra support is needed, we recommend SMART RECOVERY groups, not any addictions work based on religion or asking for help from a "higher power".

Lois Horowitz, Ph.D, LCSW
Addiction Counselor

Lois Horowitz, Ph.D, LCSW

Psychotherapist

In 10011 - Nearby to Hackensack.

Twelve-step programs are extraordinarily helpful. They help addicts to understand their addictive behaviors and to develop long-term coping strategies. For over twenty years, in conjunction with Twelve-step programs, I have helped addicts to understand and work through the deep emotional feelings they experience in the recovery process. I work with both gay and straight people. Please visit my website lhorowitz.com for more information.

Marc Shulman, Psy.D.
Addiction Counselor

Marc Shulman, Psy.D.

Clinical Psychologist

In 11530 - Nearby to Hackensack.

My approach to treating addictions (including substance abuse, sex, gambling, internet and food) is to assist people with understanding the underlying roots that drive their addictive behaviors. With a new perspective clients learn practical skills to identify relapse triggers and techniques that enable them to manage their addictions and lead healthy lives.

Michael Mruz, LCSW, ACSW, MSW
Addiction Counselor

Michael Mruz, LCSW, ACSW, MSW

Michael G Mruz, Psychotherapist

In 10583 - Nearby to Hackensack.

Addictions are a very painful form of emotional and physical suffering that can lead people into having profound feelings of shame and guilt and an unyielding sense of inadequacy and failure. The individual may have tried innumerable times on their own to stop the compulsive and driven pressures occurring in their addictions only to find discouragement and feelings of failure when addictive behaviors relentlessly continue. One often finds that relationships and jobs may deteriorate or even be lost from the preoccupation with the addiction, and legal problems may occur. If you or a loved one finds they are suffering from an addiction, please seek addiction therapy.

Cathy Roberts, LCSW
Addiction Counselor

Cathy Roberts, LCSW

Licensed Clinical Social Worker

In 07042 - Nearby to Hackensack.

As a recovering person myself, I have a firsthand knowledge of the power of addiction and the joys of sobriety. I enjoy working with other people who have the courage to face their addiction, understand what is driving it and who are willing to commit to living a sober life. Living sober is a challenging task, and is best accomplished through education, exploration of triggers and alternative coping strategies, and the support of others who encourage your recovery.

Carolyn AlRoy, Psy.D.
Addiction Counselor

Carolyn AlRoy, Psy.D.

Licensed Psychologist

In 10001 - Nearby to Hackensack.

Overall, I treat addiction much like I would treat any other crisis. I would do addiction assessment to make sure I'm the right person to treat you. I'd identify triggers, what makes you more likely to repeat the addictive behavior. I can work with substance use and sex addiction. My general belief is that addiction is a way that people avoid dealing with other people and their problems. It can be a learned behavior. In order to stop doing the offensive behavior, it is important to focus on what you do want to do. This is the process of recovery, and I will do my best to facilitate this.



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

Hackensack is located in Bergen County, New Jersey. It has a land area of 4.18 square miles and a water area of 0.15 square miles.  The population of Hackensack is 44,834 people with 18,169 households and a median annual income of $55,289. .


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Therapy in Hackensack 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 Hackensack therapist about insurance coverage or ask about sliding scale fees if there are any difficulties with accessibility. Low cost counseling and affordable therapy are also sometimes offered by listed city and university level clinics, check with your local Hackensack public health department.