Addiction Therapists in Issaquah, WA.

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


Kristene Kaim, MA, LMHC, MHP
Addiction Counselor

Kristene Kaim, MA, LMHC, MHP

Licensed Mental Health Counselor

In 98121 - Nearby to Issaquah.

Addiction of any kind has a particular hold on the person experiencing it and the people around them. It can be hard to express and even harder to honestly take a look at. I provide a safe, non-judgmental, confidential place to explore the effects of addiction. I am honest and direct but gentle with clients who are seeking help in this area. My approach is harm-reduction. Most often clients have success with cognitive behavioral therapy, rational emotive therapy and mindfulness. Tackling the effects of addiction and choosing to work hard to get better is a life-changing positive decision that will allow you to free yourself from unwanted behaviors and let you live the life you want.

Darchelle Worley, MA, LMHCA
Addiction Counselor

Darchelle Worley, MA, LMHCA

Psychotherapist

In 98103 - Nearby to Issaquah.

Addiction, whatever it is, is like "emotional Tylenol" - it provides a temporary escape from whatever it is one wants to avoid feeling or facing. Our work together involves coming to know the many parts of you and your story and the feelings and thoughts that may seem unbearable so have you reaching for your emotional "drug of choice." Through this safe and compassionate process where you can feel supported and understood while challenged to open yourself to new experiences of yourself and your self in relationship to others, hope can be born and goals feel reachable. At first it may feel overwhelming, but over time relief can come.

Heather Abbott, MA, LMHCA
Addiction Counselor

Heather Abbott, MA, LMHCA

Licensed Mental Health Counselor Associate

In 98020 - Nearby to Issaquah.

I believe the root of addiction is shame. Shame says I am bad, flawed, a failure, something is permanently broken in me. I don't believe that is true - but I do think that is what underlies your behavior. In treating addictions we will use Shame resilience to start noticing the precursors that lead to the thirst for your addictions. I know this is humbling, and scary - but give yourself a place to receive care. You are not beyond hope. Healthy guilt leads to repair, to ownership of the behaviors you have done and yet no self flagellation. Let's turn over that new leaf together.

Sam Louie, MA, LMHC, S-PSB
Addiction Counselor

Sam Louie, MA, LMHC, S-PSB

Licensed Psychotherapist

In 98004 - Nearby to Issaquah.

In my work with sex addiction treatment, people are often surprised when I tell them sex addiction isn’t about sex. You may wonder yourself, how can that be? When someone is “acting out” from their sexual behaviors and hiding in shame and secrecy, it’s easy to get distracted by the sordid sexual stories of infidelity, prostitution, pornography or other outward acts of indecency. But sex is only the vehicle or means by which the addict uses to achieve his “high”. Sex you see, is the byproduct or end result of a troubled inner condition. If therapists only focus on stopping the behavior, then that would only amount to a modicum of success. What needs to be altered is more than the external ....

Kira Love Flores, MS, LMFT
Addiction Counselor

Kira Love Flores, MS, LMFT

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

In 98012 - Nearby to Issaquah.

You might be in a place of wondering whether you have a substance abuse or dependency problem, or you might already be in a recovery program and need guidance in working the steps or finding a sponsor. I will work to help you in your recovery process whether that means doing a Motivational Interview with you (this is simply a non-judgmental process of helping you look at how your substance or activity is affecting you relationally, physically, spiritually, financially and legally), or helping you heal from early childhood trauma. I work with people to develop freedom, love and responsibility in their lives.

Alison Davis, MA, LMHC, CSAT, EMDR
Addiction Counselor

Alison Davis, MA, LMHC, CSAT, EMDR

Licensed Mental Health Counselor

In 98042 - Nearby to Issaquah.

Addiction is about more than alcohol, drugs, sex, food, etc. It’s an attempt to satisfy the lack of something deeper in our lives, and to cover over our pain. Addictions not only affect the person addicted, but they wreak havoc on our relationships. I work with addicted individuals as well as their partners or family members to help everyone cope with the addiction in ways that foster healing. I work with drug and alcohol addiction, gambling and sex addiction. I am a Certified Sex Addiction Therapist (CSAT). My practice provides treatment for the Sex Addict as well as their Partners, and helps couples walk through each stage of the restoration process.

Colleen Hilton, MA, LMFT
Addiction Counselor

Colleen Hilton, MA, LMFT

Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist

In 98005 - Nearby to Issaquah.

Sorting through substance abuse treatment options is difficult, with no guarantees, coupled with often high financial impact. Deciding which path to head down can feel like an insurmountable task. Most especially, the treatment requirements of teens and young adults are unique and often do not match up with standardized treatment programs. Our addictions therapist has over seven years experience working with adolescents and families, conducting chemical dependency assessments, and providing treatment in outpatient and inpatient settings. Call today to begin your journey towards a happier, healthier life.

Julie Wilson, M.A., L.M.H.C.
Addiction Counselor

Julie Wilson, M.A., L.M.H.C.

Psychotherapist

In 98121 - Nearby to Issaquah.

If you have an addiction and are actively pursuing recovery through an addiction program of your choosing, I am happy to work with you to uncover the roots of your addictive behavior. I am not a good choice for a first line of response to recovery but I'm a good addition to your ongoing recovery work. Addiction is a way to change your emotional and mental state because you are finding it intolerable or distressing. Many addictions are fueled by underlying anxiety. I help clients discover and make sense of the foundations of their addictions in order to help them maximize their recovery process and by replacing harmful coping tools with newer, healthier ones.

Kevin Fleming Ph.D.
Addiction Counselor

Kevin Fleming Ph.D.

Coach/Change Agent/Consultant

In 98004 - Nearby to Issaquah.

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.

Anavadya Taylor, MSW
Addiction Counselor

Anavadya Taylor, MSW

Individual, Relationship and Group Counselor

In 98004 - Nearby to Issaquah.

Our work together will help uproot and eliminate the causes of addiction. Learn to transform negative passions, desires and thought patterns to positive feelings and develop the perspective to live a more meaningful and productive life. in so doing, you create a more positive environment for you and loved ones. experience a lighter and happier sense of self. the process is available to anyone willing to invest time and energy.

Shelley Bartels, MA, LMHC
Addiction Counselor

Shelley Bartels, MA, LMHC

Licensed Mental Health Counselor

In 98020 - Nearby to Issaquah.

I'm a certified sexual addiction therapist and I specialize in treating women who are facing love and sex addiction as well as the partners (male and female partners) who are with someone who is addicted to sex. For women facing love addiction your relationships can be painful and repetitive and feel at times out of control. I can help you face your pain and recover. For partners the trauma of having a husband or wife or partner addicted to porn or acting out with other people can be devastating. I offer ways to help you set boundaries and recover.

Tom Eggert, MA, LMHC
Addiction Counselor

Tom Eggert, MA, LMHC

Licenced Mental Health Counselor

In 98107 - Nearby to Issaquah.

I come to the work with addictions with 18 plus years of experience, both in my own recovery and in helping others recover. Depending on the addiction. I work with you to end the behavior and build a foundation which is necessary for long time sobriety. Within this work we will look at all the factors that go into you acting out. It is possible to be sober and happy!

Doreen Gaffney, MA, MHP, LMHC
Addiction Counselor

Doreen Gaffney, MA, MHP, LMHC

Psychotherapist

In 98103 - Nearby to Issaquah.

I have see and experienced addiction first hand and I know that it is possible to regain your life and create the life you want. I have been on the inside and the outside of addiction and I know that it takes a tremendous amount of will and support to get through it. I have worked with chemically dependent mothers in a treatment facility and the strongest emotion that haunted them daily was shame. With addiction comes shames. I can help you overcome feelings of shame by providing an objective and non-judgmental perspective of the situation that causes you to feel this way.

Folktown Counseling, LMHC
Addiction Counselor

Folktown Counseling, LMHC

Licensed Therapists

In 98107 - Nearby to Issaquah.

I do counsel clients that struggle addiction but ask that clients with serious levels of addiction be willing to attend 12-step group while in therapy. I may in fact end therapy with clients who are not wiling to simultaneously seek help from behavioral programs. My reason for this is that therapy will kick up deeper levels of disruption with clients that will further elevate addiction if they are not involved in other forms of recovery. I do believe that relational therapy can heal deeper levels of addiction once stability is achieved in behavior.

Philip Kolba, MA LMHC NCC
Addiction Counselor

Philip Kolba, MA LMHC NCC

Psychotherapist

In 08057 - Nearby to Issaquah.

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.

Cyndee Baldwin, MA, LMHC
Addiction Counselor

Cyndee Baldwin, MA, LMHC

Relational Psychotherapist / Counselor

In 98109 - Nearby to Issaquah.

Have you ever gone to take a drink and known deep inside you that you don't want it, you're just doing it because it's what you do. There is some sense of compulsion to fill a hole or a need within you to be satisfied. Addiction is about more than alcohol, drugs, sex, food, etc. In a sense, we could "fill in the blank" with anything really that attempts to satisfy the lack of something deeper in our life. Addiction is worth exploring. What are the deeper needs that we are trying to satisfy with any of the things we find ourselves addicted to? Psychotherapy helps uncover those mysteries, to bring us to the core of what we really long for and desire to become.


You have Found the Top Therapists for Addiction And Codependency in Issaquah, WA.

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

Issaquah is located in King County, Washington. It has a land area of 12.07 square miles and a water area of 0.02 square miles.  The population of Issaquah is 36,081 people with 14,018 households and a median annual income of $89,776. .


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Establishing weekly sessions with a professional therapist is considered affordable in Issaquah for the average family. While sustaining a commitment to therapy is usually not an issue, if mental health treatment feels like a burden please ask your counselor about accepted insurance plans or sliding scale fees. Low cost counseling and affordable therapy are also sometimes offered by listed city and university level clinics, check with your local Issaquah public health department.