Addiction Therapists in Allentown, PA.

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


Barbara Shaw, MS, LMFT
Addiction Counselor

Barbara Shaw, MS, LMFT

Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist

In 19468 - Nearby to Allentown.

Letting go of an addiction is hard work – but living with addiction isn't really living, is it? Our cravings and obsessions can run our lives. But how to take charge again? I believe that addiction serves an important purpose. In some way, it allows you to survive and cope with stressors, helps you to calm down, or wake up, or feel better, at least for awhile. We will work to understand the why of your addiction - what deep longing the addictive behavior is trying to fill so desperately, but unsuccessfully. You can learn healthier ways to comfort yourself, ways that bring you closer to people you love, instead of distancing them. You will take back the power to run your own life!!!

Kevin Drab, M.A., M.Ed.
Addiction Counselor

Kevin Drab, M.A., M.Ed.

Licensed Professional Counselor, Certified EMDR Therapist, Certified Advanced Alcohol & Drug Counselor

In 18901 - Nearby to Allentown.

Problems with mood altering chemicals (e.g., alcohol, heroin) or behaviors (e.g., gambling, sex) are still not well understood by scientists. Explanations for compulsive use which claim the cause is a disease or brain disorder lack supporting evidence. Counseling an individual with such problems requires taking into consideration a wide variety of contributing environmental, biological, psychological (e.g., mental health problems) factors. Treatment is typically tailored to the client and will usually involve addressing motivational factors, the client's goals, and educating the family on how they can exert a reinforcing and supportive role in the client's resolution of their problem(s).

Jeffrey Carter, LPC
Addiction Counselor

Jeffrey Carter, LPC

Licensed Professional Counselor

In 19038 - Nearby to Allentown.

Most counseling sessions are conducted outdoors while walking on the Pennypack, Neshaminy or Core Creek hike & bike trail. Scientists have long known a workout can temporarily boost serotonin levels and improve mood, the latest research shows that exercise can have a deeper and more lasting effect, and thus allows me another avenue in which to provide a unique experience for my clients.


You have Found the Top Therapists for Addiction And Codependency in Allentown, PA.

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

Allentown is located in Lehigh County, Pennsylvania. It has a land area of 17.54 square miles and a water area of 0.47 square miles.  The population of Allentown is 120,207 people with 41,244 households and a median annual income of $36,930. .


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Counseling in this region can be difficult to afford for many people without insurance. Most people in Allentown are not able to commit to a weekly therapy session without proper budgeting. The good news is that counselors in Allentown may offer sliding scale fees or low cost options. Insurance may cover your sessions as well. Talk to your therapist to learn more. Low cost counseling and affordable therapy are also sometimes offered by listed city and university level clinics, check with your local Allentown public health department.