Addiction Therapists in Union City, NJ.

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


Rich Heller, MSW, CPC, ACC
Addiction Counselor

Rich Heller, MSW, CPC, ACC

Marriage Therapist

In 10803 - Nearby to Union City.

I began my career working outpatient with alcoholics, addicts, and their families. Though I believe that the 12 steps offer a full and complete basis for recovery, I also acknowledge that the help of a professional can be beneficial as well, particularly in early recovery or at later stages when life gets very "real". In early recovery, the information can be overwhelming, and having a professional to help sort things out is super helpful. In later recovery, we often develop some unrealistic expectations that need to be right-sized.

Jerri Shankler, LCSW, LCADC
Addiction Counselor

Jerri Shankler, LCSW, LCADC

Licensed Clinical Social Worker, Licensed Clinical Alcohol & Drug Counselor

In 07058 - Nearby to Union City.

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.

Konstantin Lukin, Ph.D.
Addiction Counselor

Konstantin Lukin, Ph.D.

Clinical Psychologist

In 07030 - Nearby to Union City.

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.

Sara Maurer, LCSW
Addiction Counselor

Sara Maurer, LCSW

Licensed Clinical Social Worker & Diabetes Health Coach

In 10016 - Nearby to Union City.

It is both a challenging a empowering road when it comes to recovery from addiction. It takes commitment and willingness to start moving toward healthy change. When you are ready for that step, I am here to support you on a healing journey. Therapy will uncover self-destructive beliefs or habits (addictions/ patterns) that prevent you from feeling a sense of freedom and purpose. I also work with family members of those struggling with addiction. When addiction is present in a family, it has a profound impact on the entire family system. I aim to help individuals understand the addiction cycle and implement a recovery process that works best for you.

Nassau Wellness, Couples Therapy
Addiction Counselor

Nassau Wellness, Couples Therapy

Marriage and Family Therapists

In 11530 - Nearby to Union City.

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.

Cathy Roberts, LCSW
Addiction Counselor

Cathy Roberts, LCSW

Licensed Clinical Social Worker

In 07042 - Nearby to Union City.

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.

David B. Alexander, Psychotherapist/GestaltTherapist
Addiction Counselor

David B. Alexander, Psychotherapist/GestaltTherapist

Licensed Psychoanalyst

In 11361 - Nearby to Union City.

You or a family member or loved one are suffering with addiction. When one person suffers, those who care about that person also suffer. It is rare to find treatment that is caring but also sets limits, and that does not assume an individual needs to "hit bottom", which can be dangerous. Instead, the individual needs to be challenged while being loved. This takes many forms, depending on the individual and the situation. With a lifetime of meditation and training in Eastern awareness, as well as years as a psychotherapist, I have helped bring individuals back from the brink of self-destruction. With connection, the dangers of addiction recede. Find connection and come back to a true life.

Wendi Dumbroff, MA, LPC
Addiction Counselor

Wendi Dumbroff, MA, LPC

Licensed Professional Counselor

In 07936 - Nearby to Union City.

One area of "addictions" I work with is in the sexual arena. However, I view this from a lens of "out of control sexual behavior," rather than an addiction lens. I see this behavior as a symptom of something deeper in the person's history and what is happening in their life, and together, whether individually, or in the context of couples therapy (or both), we explore this. Understanding what is underneath the sexual behavior, is a step toward being able to manage it differently. Regarding substances, though I am not a specialist in this area, substance use issues emerge with clients who come for other things, so I am comfortable working in this arena, and will make referrals if needed.

Michael Mruz, LCSW, ACSW, MSW
Addiction Counselor

Michael Mruz, LCSW, ACSW, MSW

Michael G Mruz, Psychotherapist

In 10583 - Nearby to Union City.

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.

Joanne Gerr, LCSW
Addiction Counselor

Joanne Gerr, LCSW

Licensed Psychotherapist and Adult Educator

In 10017 - Nearby to Union City.

I have successfully helped clients with a variety of addictions including eating disorders, substance abuse, compulsive shopping, compulsive exercise, gambling addiction, and sex addiction. I often work in conjunction with 12-step programs or other support groups, as guided by the needs and preferences of the client. In addition to helping clients stop the addiction that is hurting them at the moment, I help you to understand the origin of your addiction so that you can attain a more permanent recovery. By helping to you see the psychological motivations, you are empowered to work your program more effectively. Instead of transferring from one addiction to another, you develop strategies to

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 Union City.

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.

Esther Goldstein, LCSW,MSW, Trauma Therapist
Addiction Counselor

Esther Goldstein, LCSW,MSW, Trauma Therapist

Licensed Clinical Psychotherapist

In 11516 - Nearby to Union City.

I have extensive training and experience working in drug treatment outpatient programs. Addictions are a complex concept. However, there is treatment, when you are willing to commit to the healing and journey that lies ahead of you. If you feel that life has gotten too tough to deal with, and/or that your addiction is taking away your quality life and possibly jeopardizing valuable relationships and/or job opportunities, I invite you to gently begin taking a look at some things a bit deeper. Together, we can explore the reality of the struggle, and in a supportive fashion look at the tools and steps to help get you to the next best place internally, empowering you to make better choices.

Susan Galperin, LCSW LCADC SAP
Addiction Counselor

Susan Galperin, LCSW LCADC SAP

Psychotherapist

In 07020 - Nearby to Union City.

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.

Edgard Danielsen, PhD, LP
Addiction Counselor

Edgard Danielsen, PhD, LP

Licensed Psychoanalyst

In 10001 - Nearby to Union City.

Sometimes consuming drugs, food, alcohol, sex, among other things soothe anxiety or satisfy emotional hunger. However, when the roots of the anxiety and emptiness are not addressed, consumption and use have a fleeting effect, leaving you at a loss and in need of consuming or using more, and the cycle continues. As a therapist, I will help you look at the roots of your addiction: together we will do the hard work of searching underneath layers of denial and understand the wounds and pain that lie at the core of your addition. There is no magical wand that would make addictions disappears, but there is caring understanding that will help you find new ways of dealing with wounds and pain.

Heidi Seifert, LCSW-R, MA
Addiction Counselor

Heidi Seifert, LCSW-R, MA

Licensed Clinical Social Worker

In 10003 - Nearby to Union City.

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.

Lance Stern, LCSW, BCD
Addiction Counselor

Lance Stern, LCSW, BCD

Psychotherapist

In 07481 - Nearby to Union City.

Cyber and video game addictions or abuse are a relative recent phenomena. This is a issue that effects youth and adults. It can cause loss of sleep, social isolation and result in neglecting basic and important responsibilities. Through psychotherapy we will explore the need for the escape, what is the secondary gain, as well as working on tools to help change the behaviors that have become routine and habit.

Kevin Fleming, Ph.D.
Addiction Counselor

Kevin Fleming, Ph.D.

Coach/Change Agent/Consultant

In 10001 - Nearby to Union City.

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.

New York Behavioral Health, Ph.D.
Addiction Counselor

New York Behavioral Health, Ph.D.

New York Behavioral Health

In 10168 - Nearby to Union City.

Addiction can be scary. It can make us feel out of control. It can threaten our relationships and interfere with our work. When it does, we can become anxious, ashamed, angry, and guilt ridden. Feeling this way can make addictive behaviors even more likely-- an endless cycle. There are effective treatments to help you break this cycle. Please call us and let us help you learn more about how you can take control of your addiction, change these negative feelings, and regain your life. Guilt, anxiety, anger, and addiction don't have to be a part of your life any longer. Let us know if we can help you begin to lead the life you want.

Nancy Howard, MSW, LCSW
Addiction Counselor

Nancy Howard, MSW, LCSW

Licensed Clinical Social Worker

In 08830 - Nearby to Union City.

Addiction can be a powerful force if address and channelled in an effective way. The energy and emotion associated with a particular addition can also be a torment for those who struggle with management their desires, habits, and compulsions. I work to break the bonds associated with addiction in a person's life, and give them the best possible chance for recovery and a more self-determined path forward.

Carolyn AlRoy, Psy.D.
Addiction Counselor

Carolyn AlRoy, Psy.D.

Licensed Psychologist

In 10011 - Nearby to Union City.

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.

Marty Tashman, Ph.D.(psychology), ACSW, M.S.W.
Addiction Counselor

Marty Tashman, Ph.D.(psychology), ACSW, M.S.W.

Dr. Marty

In 07043 - Nearby to Union City.

Addiction: Alcohol, Drugs, Porn, Sexual, Gambling, & Over Spending Do you really believe that your addiction is ruining your life then you are ready for us to work together. However, having said that, if you are addicted, you need more than will power. To “beat your addiction” you need new strategies and tools, and you also have to develop a practical plan to be able to combat your addiction that would involve additional techniques. To learn about 7 different therapies that can be used to treat addiction go to: http://drmartytashman.com/a-note-to-the-person-struggling-with-addiction

So.i.Heard Music Therapy, MM, MT-BC, NMT
Addiction Counselor

So.i.Heard Music Therapy, MM, MT-BC, NMT

Neurologic Music Therapist

In 07041 - Nearby to Union City.

Our credentialed music therapists tailor sessions to each individual, utilizing personalized music exercises and interventions to address each person's unique symptoms of addiction. Our music therapists work with each client using musical elements like songwriting, processing, and guided imagery to help clients find their own voice and learn new coping skills to help manage addiction of any kind and severity.

Stephanie Vanden Bos, LCSW
Addiction Counselor

Stephanie Vanden Bos, LCSW

Licensed Clinical Social Worker

In 10011 - Nearby to Union City.

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.

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 Union City.

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.

Akeisha Rivera, Psy.D.
Addiction Counselor

Akeisha Rivera, Psy.D.

Licensed Clinical Psychologist

In 10017 - Nearby to Union City.

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.



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

Union City is located in Hudson County, New Jersey. It has a land area of 1.28 square miles and a water area of 0.00 square miles.  The population of Union City is 69,156 people with 23,029 households and a median annual income of $41,107. .


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Mental health treatment and therapy in Union City is sometimes a struggle to afford for families and individuals without proper insurance coverage. Finances for many in Union City 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 City public health department.