Addiction Treatment Solana Beach CA. Counseling for Substance Abuse, Alcohol, Internet, Sex, and Drug Addictions.


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Patricia Kelly Michals, LCSW, MFT

Licensed Clinical Social Worker and Marriage Family Therapist

Within Driving Distance of Solana Beach, CA

There are many kinds of addictions and they all have "loss of control" as their foundation. Substance abuse is rampant in our country, and yet it always begins and ends with the individual. Happiness, wellbeing, peaceful feelings...these are all attainable without the use of substances. It's just often easier and faster to use drugs or alcohol to attain them! Treatment focuses on the uniqueness of each person and the talents and gifts they were given, but are not using in their lives. Mindfulness meditation is a learned skill along with self acceptance and freedom from bondage to a substance. The ability to separate and befriend ourself is crucial to recovery.

Addiction Therapist

Aleksandra Drecun, Psy.D.

Licensed Clinical Psychologist

Within Driving Distance of Solana Beach, CA

There are various types of addictions that include drugs, alcohol, spending, overeating, gambling, computer, smoking, pornography, sex, etc. Having a willingness to get the support one needs is essential in recovering from addiction—no matter how bad the addiction or how powerless you feel. Working with a professional who specializes in addiction is critical. Taking a holistic approach to treatment and recovery will help release you from the prison of addiction. Staying free from addiction for the long term will require building a new, meaningful life where addiction no longer has a place and you are in control of your own life and existence.

Addiction Therapist

Pamela Polcyn, Ph.D, MFT

Licensed Marriage And Family Therapist

Within Driving Distance of Solana Beach, CA

Addiction is a complex set of behavioral, thinking, and feeling patterns that interfere with an experience of health, happiness, and love in oneself and in relationships. Addictive behavior normally has an important function for a person. Finding and making alternative lifestyle choices can be both challenging and painful. Therapy assists in looking inwards at the situation created by addictive behavior, considering more satisfying alternatives, and exploring options that will contribute to a happier life.

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Rebecca Friese, M.A., LMFT

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

Within Driving Distance of Solana Beach, CA

Are you struggling with addictions or habits that have become a problem in your life? Do you want to quit but feel stuck? Or maybe you're a recovering addict who could use additional support from a therapist. I work with people who are struggling with addictions. I provide a confidential, accepting place where people can explore the difficult emotions and unmet needs that drive their addictive behaviors and make true, lasting changes. You don't have to struggle alone. Call me at 760 566-5513 and let me know how I can help.

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Kevin Fleming Ph.D.

Coach/Change Agent/Consultant

Within Driving Distance of Solana Beach, 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.

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Scott Wood, M.A.

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

Within Driving Distance of Solana Beach, CA

If your sexual behavior is causing problems in your life or relationships, help is available. I am a certified sexual addiction therapist candidate (CSAT) and have specialized training to help assess for and treat sexual addiction. Not everyone who acts out sexually is an addict and not all addicts exhibit the same patterns. Sexual addiction is devastating and difficult to overcome just be willpower. I provide a compassionate and supportive environment to work toward recovery from unhealthy patterns, establishing sexual health, and restoring damaged relationships. Contact me and together we can assess your situation and work toward putting you back in command of your life.

Addiction Therapist

Elisabeth Caetano, MA, MFT #37010

Licensed Psychotherapist

Within Driving Distance of Solana Beach, CA

When we get busy, we get better! I work with Alanon-ics and Codependants as well as Adult Children of Alcoholics and Alcoholic family systems. I am a strong believer in the 12-step programs as they are a unique combination of psychology, action and spirituality. We cannot control people, places or things but we are 100% responsible for our own recovery, thoughts and actions. If you are working from a 12-step program, the therapy that I offer will be a strong addition to your work in recovery.

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Deborah Moyer, LMFT

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

Within Driving Distance of Solana Beach, CA

Has your “retail therapy” gotten out of control? Perhaps you used to gamble for fun, but now you keep gambling even though the fun is long gone. Or maybe you can’t understand why you sometimes ruin a whole day of healthy eating with nighttime kitchen raids. These or other compulsive behaviors don’t need to control you any more. I am eager to talk to you about how I can help.

Addiction Therapist

Thomas Schmierer, LMFT

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

Within Driving Distance of Solana Beach, CA

Need a therapist who specializes in addictions? One who knows about the mixed feelings of both wanting to continue in the addiction and also wanting to change? Sometimes the part of you who wants to stay addicted will be the most powerful, the most present, ...and that's okay. Other times you will so desparately want to climb out of the hole of addiction... and that's okay too. Thomas Schmierer, M.A., can help you observe what it is like to be in both places at the same time using a technique called a "cognitive interweave." This technique is one of the latest methods for resolving this conflict and moving you towards freedom from your addiction. Contact Thomas today!

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Andrew Last, L.M.F.T., C.S.A.T

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

Within Driving Distance of Solana Beach, CA

If you are struggling with out of control sexual behaviors, I can help. I have been trained by Patrick Carnes, the foremost expert in Sexual Addiction and am a Certified Sexual Addiction Therapist Candidate (C.S.A.T). I use a 30-task approach to building a life based on sexual health and wholeness. I also provide group therapy for men in recovery from Sexual Addiction providing and environment where connection, accountability and healing can occur.

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Adrienne Levy, MS, BSN, RN, LPC, NCC

Licensed Marriage Family Therapist

Within Driving Distance of Solana Beach, CA

My primary orientation to work with clients is on relationships, with other AND with our selves. Inner peace comes from living an authentic life. When people feel anxious about some aspect of life, places where we CAN'T know what will happen, we are vulnerable to turning to substances to feel better or not feel at all. I believe we can find ways to tolerate ambiguity and emotional discomfort to create the lives we most want.

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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

Tami Chelew, MA, CSAT

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist - LMFT #79759

Within Driving Distance of Solana Beach, CA

I am an Emotionally Focused therapist (EFT) & I am a Certified Sexual Addiction Therapist Candiate Level 4 0f 4 (CSAT). These two modalities work hand in hand for recovery and healing. EFT is an attachment model - helping individuals to become more securely attached to those who mean most. Sexual disorders & addiction disorders are disorders of bonding - a misguided attempt to secure attachment. When we dont have healthy, accessible people we can turn to for comfort & care, we often turn away to other things to cope & manage painful feelings. This is where addiction often forms. I work with someone who has some sobriety established to help them build secure relationship with self & others.


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