Addiction Treatment San Pablo CA. Counseling for Substance Abuse, Alcohol, Internet, Sex, and Drug Addictions.


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Addiction Therapist

Alex Hoeplinger Patten, M.A., LMFT

LMFT 98700

Within Driving Distance of San Pablo, CA

Are you sitting with feelings of shame, guilt, regret, angst, or fear in regards to your battle with addiction? Have you been through one program after another, but keep resorting to the same old patterns that ultimately lead to relapse? Are you struggling to understand what has you turning to drugs time and time again despite your various efforts to abstain? I specialize in working with people through profound shame and helping them understand the various ways it manifests in their lives. I work with those battling addiction in trying to understand their patterns and thirst for something more in life by getting them to focus more deeply on the complex issues they face in a safe space.

Addiction Therapist

Joanne Davis, M.A.

Marriage and Family Therapist

Within Driving Distance of San Pablo, CA

I see addiction as a person’s attempt to regulate their nervous system to either calm down or amp up. This is in response to some unmet need that could be better met directly by becoming more connected with one’s vital energy and fullness. Naturally dealing with the root cause of the unmet need is where the work is, but it can take time to be ready. Moving away from an addiction can be like losing an old friend. Some clients can do harm reduction, cutting back and other’s need to abstain. But healing the part that hijacks a client into believing a misconception about themselves, is where the gold is. Meanwhile, helping a client re-direct to secure their needs in a healthier way, and learning grounding techniques has proven quite helpful in my practice.

Addiction Therapist

Kevin Fleming Ph.D.

Coach/Change Agent/Consultant

Within Driving Distance of San Pablo, CA

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.

Addiction Therapist

Lisa Bograd, MA, MFT

Marriage and Family Therapist

Within Driving Distance of San Pablo, CA

For many people who did not get the emotional support and security that they needed as a child, drugs, alcohol, and other compulsive behaviors can become a powerful way to experience a sense of calm, comfort, and internal cohesion. Ultimately, however, these same substances that once offered somewhat of a haven and a comfort, become a source of great stress, anguish and upheaval. I try to help my clients understand both how this behavior serves them and the damage that it has done to them and to get them to the point where they feel capable of giving it up because they have the tools available to help them to cope without it.

Addiction Therapist

Daryl Temkin, Daryl Temkin

Ph.D., Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

In this generation, the growth of individuals with addictions is very significant. Addictions originally were isolated to alcohol and drugs. Today’s addictions are understood to also include, food, sex, money, gambling, video, internet, internet games, internet chatrooms, internet pornography and other types of prolonged, repeated and out of control behaviors and actions. Addictions take over a person’s ability to have of self- control of the action which leads to the fogging of any will power to stop the addictive activity even when a matter of great importance comes in conflict with the addiction. Addictions ruin people and all relationships surrounding them. Addiction counseling explores underlying factors leading to the addiction and looks to find...(view profile to read more)

Addiction Therapist

Glenn Fleisch, Ph.D., MFT

Licensed psychotherapist

Within Driving Distance of San Pablo, CA

Addictions are highly entrenched behavioral patterns that seem to take on a life of their own. I view addictive patterns as ways that parts of ourselves are trying to fill unmet needs, search for comfort, relieve stress/tension and sometimes to express a powerful urge to be independent or defiant. In addition to encouraging group supports such as AA/NA, I use body awareness to help us identify triggers and to allow them to act out/ express themselves in sessions. This lessens the likelihood that they will be acted in the world- and fills in the unmet needs. I also teach ways of grounding in our body, and holding a strong stance, so that we can contain the urges when they arise.

Addiction Therapist

Lawrence Tunis, Ed.D, LMFT

Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist

Within Driving Distance of San Pablo, CA

Most of the clients I see in my job as Mental Health Clinician for Solano County have a diagnosis that includes substance abuse. I believe that substance abuse can be overcome through various behavioral and psychotherapeutic approaches and I readily apply these techiques to my treatment plan. I also rely on the assistance of outside groups such as Alcoholics Anonoymous and NA. Sexual addiction is an area of importance in our society and I can work with people who are preoccupied with self-destructive sexual behavior, too.

Addiction Therapist

Cheryl Deaner, LMFT

Cheryl Deaner, Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

Within Driving Distance of San Pablo, CA

Only you know if you are an addict or not. If you are interested in finding out the right answer to this and other questions regarding addictions and habits, you are in the right place. Sometimes, habits go too far but can be altered fairly easily, especially if you are able to alter situations in your life that may feel unbearable. At other times, stopping an addiction head-on can be one of the most affirming accomplishments in your life. Every person is different. I will work with you to find what the approach for you to rid yourself of self-destructive situations with people, places or things. Feel free to call me today and let's see if we might be a good match.

Addiction Therapist

Larry Lease, JD, MA, LMFT

Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist

Within Driving Distance of San Pablo, CA

I welcome those who have had previous experience in a recovery program, and now wish to use counseling to strengthen sobriety and rebuild self confidence and self esteem. The goal: to work through the painful emotional experiences that led to addictive behavior, and to develop a solid foundation for the future. I also welcome adult family members who are seeking help relating to a loved one who is currently engaged in the recovery process. The goal is to identify codependent emotional patterns and enabling behaviors, so that healthy interpersonal boundaries and deeper intimacy can be reestablished. Please visit KinseyLeaseCounseling.com for more.

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Kelly Montgomery, MA, LMFT

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

Within Driving Distance of San Pablo, CA

Addiction is beast. It is an ever reaching cycle. If you are looking for assistance in addiction in my private practice you will be asked to be sober and attend other support groups in conjunction with individual therapy. I am warm and firm and holding in the right to set you free from the ties that bind you, whatever your choice of addiction is.

Addiction Therapist

Natalie Jones, LPCC Lic#LPCC1528, PsyD.

Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor, Psychologist

Within Driving Distance of San Pablo, CA

People who suffer from addiction are usually self-medicating their symptoms of depression or anxiety; or maybe a combination of both; mood disorders, or PTSD. Addiction is not the problem, but rather a problematic solution. It can also cause a strain on the family, foster issues of codependency, as well as exacerbate health issues. I assess the individual and the family to decide the most appropriate level of care and course of action.

Addiction Therapist

Theo Reynolds, RC

Relationship Counselor

Within Driving Distance of San Pablo, CA

Addiction is usually the symptom, not directly the problem. Addiction is usually present initially because someone has really hard experiences and feelings that they are trying to escape from. But once we find a substance or behavior, it can be physiologically and emotionally/psychologically addictive. The addiction is so hard to break partly because it helps relieve us of the thoughts and feeling that we don't want to or even can't deal with. Don't beat yourself up for having addictive tendencies. A large portion of our community does. I can help you find relief, understanding and compassion as you evolve to a more nourishing and growthful existence. You're not alone.

Addiction Therapist

Jayn Rajandran, LMFT, CGE, DTS, MA I/O Psychology

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

Within Driving Distance of San Pablo, CA

Use doesn’t automatically lead to abuse. Alcohol, prescription and drug abuse / addiction is less about the amount of substance consumed or the frequency, and more to do with the consequences of drug use. If your addiction is causing problems in your life or relationships, getting help may help. I will work with you in reducing stress, how to read cues from your environment and making changes in your social networks. You will be held accountable and challenged, in a supportive environment by utilizing CBT as well as solution focused therapy. I will assist you in relapse prevention, getting tools and skills towards prevention and getting to the root cause of your addiction.


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