Addiction Therapists in Westfield, NJ.

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


Addiction Counselor

Edgard Danielsen, PhD, LP

Licensed Psychoanalyst

Within driving distance of Westfield

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.

Addiction Counselor

Michael Barmak, LCSW

Licensed Clinical Social Worker

Within driving distance of Westfield

I help my clients become aware of how they protect against their feelings. These are called addictions We can use anything as an addiction if our intention is to avoid our feelings or to use something to make us feel worthy. I can help you manage the loneliness, helplessness and heartbreak that you may be avoiding with your addictions. Once you know you can handle your feelings then you no longer have to protect against them and can let go of your addiction.

Addiction Counselor

Gerald Schoenewolf, Ph.D.

Licensed Psychoanalyst

Within driving distance of Westfield

There are all kinds of addictions, from substance abuse to internet pornography. In each case, the bottom line is that a person is dealing with feelings of depression, anger or anxiety in a destructive way. They drink, gamble or look at pornography whenever they feel stress, but do not face the feelings that are causing the stress and work through them. I encourage addicts to make use of 12-step programs in combination with psychotherapy. When they stop denying and commit themselves to both, they quickly make progress.

Addiction Counselor

Mars & Venus Counseling Center, LCSWs, DCSW, LPCs, MFTs, LCADC, CTP

LCSWs, DCSW, LPCs, MFTs, LCADC, CTP, and Ph.D.

Within driving distance of Westfield

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.

Addiction Counselor

Stefanie Robison, MA, LMHC

Licensed Mental Health Counselor

Within driving distance of Westfield

When working with someone who is struggling with addiction it is of utmost importance to establish a trusting and honest relationship in which the client feels fully supported. I help the client see what led him/her to use the substance and what the substance is able to assist them in coping with emotionally. Once we establish the reason, I work with the client to teach them other healthy coping skills to use in order to no longer feel indebted to the substance.

Addiction Counselor

Stephanie Vanden Bos, LCSW

Licensed Clinical Social Worker

Within driving distance of Westfield

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.

Addiction Counselor

Heidi Seifert, LCSW-R, MA

Licensed Clinical Social Worker

Within driving distance of Westfield

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.

Addiction Counselor

Jim Mastrich, Ed.D., L.C.A.D.C.

Psychologist, Clinical Alcohol & Drug Counselor, Certified Sport Psychology Consultant

Within driving distance of Westfield

In order to recover from compulsive disorders or substance abuse and addiction, a person must stop their dysfunctional behavior. While recovery may be that simple, it is certainly not easy. Substance abuse is at least a psychological habit and may also be a physiological one as well. People often use and abuse substances in an attempt to address an internal disturbance or upset, and mask feelings of inadequacy or other issues. Nevertheless, with a commitment to the process of recovery, and a willingness to take an honest look at oneself, it is amazing the progress people can make. I take a very direct, but supportive approach in helping individuals to make their lives more manageable.

Addiction Counselor

Lois Horowitz, Ph.D, LCSW

Psychotherapist

Within driving distance of Westfield

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.

Addiction Counselor

Philip Kolba, MA

Psychotherapist

Within driving distance of Westfield

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.

Addiction Counselor

Michael Picucci, PhD, MAC, SEP

Holistic Psychologist, Author, Focalizer

Within driving distance of Westfield

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.

Addiction Counselor

Jessica Allen, LCSW, ACT

Cognitive Behavioral Therapist

Within driving distance of Westfield

Substance Use Disorder is a new diagnosis that incoroprates both abuse and dependency on substances. Someone who struggles with a substance use disorder will likely be taking more of a substance in order to get the same effect, have strong cravings, spend a lot of time and money trying to get it, have difficulty stopping, and develop a tolerance. Our goal is to find ways to decrease the desire to act on the urges, find values and live by the values you choose, and help you find more enjoyment from life without substances.

Addiction Counselor

Wendi Dumbroff, MA, LPC

Licensed Professional Counselor

Within driving distance of Westfield

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.



You have Found the Top Therapists for Addiction And Codependency in Westfield, NJ.

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

Westfield is located in Union County, New Jersey. It has a land area of 6.72 square miles and a water area of 0.01 square miles.  The population of Westfield is 30,548 people with 10,351 households and a median annual income of $146,734. .


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Therapy in Westfield is easily accessible for the vast majority of families. This area ranks high nationally among the top of all income earners, making mental health treatment and counseling in Westfield an affordable option for individuals and families here with or without insurance coverage