Philip Kolba, MA
Los Angeles, CA
Looking for a change? Online counseling is convenient, effective, efficient, and confidential.
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.
David Silverman, Licensed LMFT, EMDR Trained
Free 60 minute First Session/Consult
Within Driving Distance of Los Angeles, CA
I believe in a harm reduction model for addiction. I spent years in a clinic dealing with 50 clients, who were addicted to alcohol, opiates, cocaine, crack, and various prescription medications. Clients and I collaborated in finding the motivation to change. Every addict has entertained the thought of quiting. What we do in session is engage you in "change talk" expand on it, and reinforce it. Once the motivation for change is there, learning more positive reactions to triggers can begin. We will deal with self-esteem issues and possible traumas that may have led to self-medication. 12-Step programs are effective in relapse provention. Remember, you are not alone.
Lindsey Rosenthal, M.A., L.M.F.T.
Psychotherapist, Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist
Mid Wilshire, near LACMA, Los Angeles, CA 90048
The benefits of Addiction Counseling and Treatment are manifold. Too often individuals are controlled by substances in their life and don't feel free to make their own choices. People can be addicted to everything from drugs, to caffeine, to shopping, to gambling, to alcohol, etc. Addiction counseling is about understanding the need one may feel to be attached to a substance. Counseling focuses on developing other coping skills to manage ones' life without depending on a substance to get through each day.
Alcoholism Center For Women
1147 South Alvarado Street, Los Angeles, CA 90006
The Alcoholism Center for Women (ACW) has been a substance abuse treatment facility for women for nearly 4 decades transforming lives with gender responsive trauma informed residential and outpatient treatment programs for women and youth. Located in the heart of Los Angeles in 2 turn of the century buildings, ACW's homey yet structured programs help women and youth obtain and main sobriety while making new choices for positive futures.
Jeffrey Chernin, Ph.D., MFT
6310 San Vicente Blvd.Ste 410, Los Angeles, CA 90048
I was the Clinical Director of a drug treatment centerI offer many different approaches and tools for leaving your substance behind, and I tailor my approach to your individual circumstances. But overall I view addiction as a form of coping (a coping strategy), and we would work to replace your current coping strategy with other, more life-affirming ones. We wouldn't just look at staying sober (triggers, relapse prevention, scheduling--whatever you wanted in these areas), but we would figure out where all of this came from. Then, we would work together to find ways to help you to live a richer, fuller, and substance-free life.
Kathryn Bryan, LMFT, ATR-BC
Marriage and Family Therapist, Board-Certified Art Therapist
2716 S Vermont Ave, Suite 9, Los Angeles, CA 90007
Addiction affects many families and comes in many forms. At our offices, several clinicians specialize in treating gambling addiction, a serious problem with very serious consequences. It is possible to live free of addictive behaviors and it all starts with the first step--acknowledging your need for help. When you're ready to get help, please call to consult with one of our clinicians. We will help develop a plan with you to start you on the path to recovery and sobriety (however that is defined by you). If you have a problem with gambling, the costs of your treatment may be covered by a special California state program. Call 323.810.9233 for more details.
Kevin Fleming Ph.D.
Los Angeles, CA 90077
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.
Carl H. Shubs, Ph.D.
Within Driving Distance of Los Angeles, CA
Are you abusing, addicted, or not sure? Are you concerned about substances (alcohol, pot, cocaine, meth), behaviors (sex, porn, computers, gambling, spending, cutting), or both? Together, we can see if these issues are really a problem for you. If you’re having problems in these areas, we can sort it out and deal with it. Some people benefit from 12-step programs, and others don’t want them. I can work either way. Together, we’ll see what triggers you, how you deal with them, what works, what doesn’t, what situations affect your using and not using, and how this ties in with your earlier life. We’ll see what helps you to cope, where that works and doesn’t, and what other options might be.
Jim Tauber and Laura Newman, MA, LMFT
Licensed Marriage & Family Therapists
2717 S. Robertson Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90034
If you are in a relationship and find that substance use, drinking, gambling, infidelity, pornography, or any other behavior is driving a wedge between you and your partner, we can help. When there is a breach in the relationship and the priority of the partner is dropped, we can help you to repair. Together we will explore how to engage your partner without threat. We will help you to build roads to reduce the influence of the intruding behavior that threatens trust and intimacy.
Ellen Klavan, MA, MFT
Marriage and Family Therapist
420 1/2 North Larchmont, Los Angeles, CA 90046
I am a strong supporter of 12-step programs. My work with clients is designed to complement, not to replace 12-step work. In the program you learn to live day-to-day in sobriety, with integrity and commitment. In therapy, you delve into your personal story and explore the new goals you want to achieve in your life. Many individuals who have struggled with addiction find themselves developmentally stuck at the age the were when they began using; therapy is a good tool for maturing into a fuller, more adult life.
Gary Stollman, Ph.D.
Psychotherapist, Marriage Counselor, Professional Life Coach
260 S. Beverly Drive, Suite 300, Los Angeles, CA 90212
Any addiction is an attempt to deal with feelings that are unmanageable. The alcoholic turns to alcohol to escape problems at home or at work. The gambler turns to gambling to avoid uncomfortable feelings. The sex addict turns to sex to numb him or herself from other feelings. "Self-medicating" through addiction works in the short turn but always has a price attached to it. Together we can discover the underlying issues surrounding your addiction and work towards a life free of compelling urges you may find difficult to resist. Dr. Gary has been featured numerous times on the Dr. Phil show discussing addition. Type in "Dr. Phil and Dr. Gary Stollman" on youtube and watch his numerous videos.