Gerald Schoenewolf, Ph.D.
207 East 15th Street, New York, New York 10003
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.
Heidi Seifert, LCSW-R, MA
Licensed Clinical Social Worker
85 Fifth Avenue, New York, New York 10003
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.
John M. Montgomery, Ph.D.
John M. Montgomery
6 Washington Place, New York, New York 10003
Helping people overcome addiction is my specialty. I've had great success helping many clients overcome alcohol abuse and drug abuse. The framework I use, which is supported by cutting-edge research in neuroscience and psychology, proposes that the key to overcoming substance abuse is to overcome the emotional addictions -- such as, for example, addictions to anger, guilt, or anxiety -- that underlie the substance abuse. Until people have overcome their key emotional addictions, they will continue to be at risk for destructive compensations or symptoms of those emotional addictions, such as substance abuse.
Michael Picucci, PhD, MAC, SEP
Holistic Psychologist, Author, Focalizer
44 East 12 Street, New York, New York 10003
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.
Kevin Fleming Ph.D.
Lower Manhattan, New York 10012
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or call 877-606-6161.
Philip Kolba, MA
New York, New York 10013
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.
Stephanie Vanden Bos, LCSW
Licensed Clinical Social Worker
156 Fifth Ave., Suite 1223, New York, New York 10010
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.
Moshe Ratson, MBA, MS MFT, LMFT
Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist
260 Madison Avenue #8023, New York, New York 10016
Many people feel the negative after-effects of drinking alcohol, substance abuse and other addictions but are unaware that they have an addiction problem. In time, what starts out as an innocent social activity becomes a habit and then gradually crosses over into a physiological and psychological addiction causing havoc in your life. Sobriety is not easy, but it is possible with right treatment and commitment. spiral2grow, located in New York City, has the professional staff that meets the clients where they are emotionally and at their stage of the healing process to lead them to transformation, freedom and inner peace.
Joan Warren, LMFT
Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist
280 Madison Avenue Suite 208, New York City, New York 10016
While my specialty is not in addiction treatment, turning toward substances or habits that create distance or provide exits from relationships is a behavior that I treat in individual, couple and family therapy. We will explore the underlying reasons, the positives and negatives of addictive behavior and our work will help you gain control and make choices that will repair connection to others.
Patricia Schneider, Dr., Ph. D.
Licensed Clinical Psychologist
260 Madison Ave. Ste. 8047, New York, New York 10016
I address prior psychoactive substance dependence addictions, sexual addictions, bulimia nervosa, pathological gambling, internet addiction, nicotine addiction, compulsive shopping or buying. Inherent to this is targeting mood, anxiety, and any accompanying Attention Deficit Disorders, as deficits in affect and self-regulatory functioning usually precede and increase the development of the aforementioned addictions. We will explore your tendency to engage in pleasure-producing behavior characterized by impaired control and continuation despite harmful consequences with the aim of eliminating the addiction and substituting it/them with healthy endeavors and feelings.
Rev. Christopher Smith, LCAC, LMHC, LMFT
Helping you find wholeness...
124 East 40th Street, Ste 404, New York, New York 10016
The present focus of my practice is not on addictions, although that is part of my training and previous emphases (including dual diagnoses) and I maintain currency as a licensed clinical addictions counselor. If you are seeking individual treatment for addictions (especially if connected to other issues), I would welcome talking about this with you to help determine if I would be the right person for you to work with. My general approach is from a systems approach combined with pastoral counseling. Assistance can also be offered for those who are seeking to deepen the spiritual dimension of their recovery. I look forward to your journey to wholeness and peace.
Lois Horowitz, Ph.D, LCSW
London Terrace Gardens/ Chelsea/ West 23rd Street, New York, New York 10011
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.
New York Behavioral Health, Ph.D.
New York Behavioral Health
380 Lexington Avenue, 17th Floor, New York, New York 10168
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.