Top addiction therapists in Atwater Village, Los Angeles.

Real help for hurts and habits in 90039, Atwater Village, Los Angeles. Internet, substance abuse, gambling, co-dependency, sex and pornography addictions.


Curtis Miller, MFT, Psy.D., D. Min., M.A., M.Div.
Addiction Counselor

Curtis Miller, MFT, Psy.D., D. Min., M.A., M.Div.

Marriage and Family Therapists, Psychotherapy

482 N Rosemead Blvd, Pasadena, California 91107 | 626 802-5493

We become addicted to certain behaviors when painful feelings about ourself cannot be recognized or expressed, and therefore unprocessed. Caught in these unrecognized feelings that never get understood, behaviors of accommodation take hold and keep us trapped. Therapy is a process of recognizing these emotional patterns leading to a personal empowerment to speak what one really desires and needs. This process breaks the addictive patterns.

Mark Baker, Ph.D.
Addiction Counselor

Mark Baker, Ph.D.

Clinical Psychologist

650 Sierra Madre Villa, Suite 110, Pasadena, California 91107 | 626-351-9616 x107

There are many forms of addiction: Alcoholism & Chemical Dependency, Sexual Addictions, and Gambling are just a few. We believe there are root problems to every addiction that you can get to. Even if you don't consider yourself an "addict" you may have a problem in one of these areas. That can still be a very difficult thing to manage in your life on your own. We help people come to grips with addictions and problem behaviors that can get worse if left unaddressed. If you are struggling in this area don't try to go it alone. We can help.

David Silverman, LMFT
Addiction Counselor

David Silverman, LMFT

Free 20 minute phone consult

California 90064 | 310-850-4707

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.

Angeli Desai, PsyD
Addiction Counselor

Angeli Desai, PsyD

Licensed Clinical Psychologist

1328 Westwood Blvd., #2, Los Angeles , California 90025 | 310-226-2949

Addictive behaviours are ways in which we attempt to manage uncomfortable emotions. I will help you to learn new ways of coping so that the objects of addiction no longer feel appealing. We can be addicted to sugar, drugs and alcohol, people, work, and so on. The additive behaviours serve a purpose and simply taking away the 'substance,' will not mitigate the unhealthy behaviours. We must find other ways to manage your emotions.

Ellie Zarrabian, PhD, CMT
Addiction Counselor

Ellie Zarrabian, PhD, CMT

Personal, relationship, or career challenges

11850 Wilshire Blvd. , Los Angeles, California 90025 | 310-498-3573

If you have been clean and sober for at least six months, are in a 12 step program and working with a sponsor and looking to get into therapy, then spiritually oriented counseling can be a wonderful addition to the work you are already doing. Whether you are struggling with a concept of a "higher power," or feel that you have easily embraced it, spiritual counseling can be the right direction. Call Dr. Ellie for an initial consultation.

James Gilbert, MFTI, LPCCI
Addiction Counselor

James Gilbert, MFTI, LPCCI

Marriage and Family Therapist Intern

16200 Ventura Blvd. #403, Encino, California 91436 | 626-790-8046

Addiction is often stigmatized in our society and struggles with addiction can carry a great weight of shame. I can help you understand the dynamics of addiction and create meaningful change without the judgment with which it is so often associated. Addressing addiction requires care and understanding, and I can provide you with that as we navigate the process of working through this issue that can be so impactful in your life.

Stephanie Weston, LCSW
Addiction Counselor

Stephanie Weston, LCSW

Licensed Clinical Social Worker

13101 Washington Blvd., Los Angeles, California 90066 | 323-819-8909

Battling an addiction is one of the hardest hurdles to overcome because you basically have two enormous issues to work through. You have the addiction, which is an overpowering urge to engage in a particular activity despite it’s negative consequences and then you have the issue underneath that you’re attempting to cope with by means of the addiction. Therefore, my approach is to work with the client on reducing the addictive behaviors so we can explore the root cause of it. Obviously elimination of the addiction is the goal, but sometimes just slowly reducing it is enough to begin work on the underlying cause. Benefits of this would be gaining back your control over your life.

Megan Minnick, LPCC
Addiction Counselor

Megan Minnick, LPCC

Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor

425 W Bonita Ave Suite 204, San Dimas , California 91733 | 5626650226

Gambling addiction is often an understood issue, yet many people and family members struggle with. If you or a loved one struggles with gambling issues, I'd be happy to explore those areas with you to find ways to make changes and take back the control in your life that this barrier has created. The California Office of Problem Gambling offers free counseling services to individuals and family members impacted by this difficult obstacle. Please contact me for more information.

Sheila Forman, JD, PhD, CGP
Addiction Counselor

Sheila Forman, JD, PhD, CGP

Psychologist

2730 Wilshire Blvd. Suite 620, Santa Monica, California 90403 | 3108288004

Are you trapped by an addiction? Do you drink too much? Eat too much? Watch too much TV? Spend too much time on your phone or iPad? Do the pole in your life say you are not available to them or that you have problem? Most addictive behavior is an attempt to distract oneself from something painful that is going on. Instead of avoiding what's wrong, face it. Deal with it. Once you do, your need to participate in your addiction of choice will lessen. Need help doing this? Join one of my groups and do group therapy to uncover whatever your addiction is masking and get in with your life. Group not for you? Then do individual therapy instead. Either an help you get out from under your addiction.

Sandra Dupont, MA, MS, MFT
Addiction Counselor

Sandra Dupont, MA, MS, MFT

Adolescent & Emerging Adulthood Specialist

1247 7th Street, Santa Monica, California 90401 | 310 951-5678

The transition to young adulthood can be an intense time where teens may become overwhelmed by new feelings. Self-medication through drugs or alcohol is often an attempt by sensitive young people to regulate or avoid uncomfortable feelings. Since individuals who are at high risk of becoming addicted often feel emotionally disconnected from the people in their life, my work focuses on helping my clients create more meaningful connections with their family. I also work with young adults who have completed rehab and are interested in finishing the emotional growth process that got derailed while they were using drugs as a teenager.

Tom Andre, MA
Addiction Counselor

Tom Andre, MA

MFTI

512 Main Street, Suite 2, El Segundo, California 90245 | 310-776-5299

I prefer to steer well clear of the term "addict." Addict is a word that carries the power to define people in a way that does not reflect their own wishes nor come close to reflecting the totality of their lives. My approach is first to recognize the power, and the allure, of the many substances available for abuse. I will be curious to learn about your journey and relationship with substances, and how you hope to see your relationship in the future.

Jean Powers, M.A., L.M.F.T.
Addiction Counselor

Jean Powers, M.A., L.M.F.T.

Psychotherapist, Individual & Family Therapist

Topanga, California 90290 | 434-996-5387

Addictions are beyond our understanding. Together, we can walk through the path of your life to help make sense of what you are trying to relieve through addictive behaviors. Whether your addiction is chemical, eating, sexual, pornography, gambling, or internet/gaming related, I can help you understand why you are making the choice of avoidance, even though it doesn't feel like a choice.

Behnam Keyvan, LMFT
Addiction Counselor

Behnam Keyvan, LMFT

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

21243 Ventura Blvd. Suite 203, Woodland Hills, California 91364 | (818)4482753

Addictions and compulsive behaviors may provide a person with a sense of power, euphoria, confidence, validation or other feelings that may otherwise be lacking in their lives, and psychotherapy is designed to help people identify uncomfortable feelings and sources of distress in order to change and grow. People who struggle with compulsivity and addiction are unlikely to conquer those behaviors unless they work to address the underlying causes of their addictive and/or compulsive behaviors, such as trauma, stress, past abuse, and so on. Working with a psychotherapist is one of the most effective treatments for managing compulsive behaviors and addictions, and there are many types of therapy suited to addressing behaviors that a person wants to change. A...(view profile to read more)

Carl Wells, Carl S. Wells Ph.D
Addiction Counselor

Carl Wells, Carl S. Wells Ph.D

California Licensed Clinical Psychologist, MFT

long beach, California 90745 | 714-960-2490

We are talking about craving for substances or behavior that gets in the way of relationships, work, and general health. First, treat yourself to sharing with a professional what is going on because you are unlikely to be able to solve this all by yourself if you are still suffering. Talking is obviously not enough and you will learn to take the steps to change these destructive habits.

Beverly Scott, Beverly J Scott MS, LMFT
Addiction Counselor

Beverly Scott, Beverly J Scott MS, LMFT

Beverly Scott LMFT

1611 S Pacific Coast Hwy, Suite 305 , Redondo Beach, California 90277 | 310-544-0166

I love the 12 step programs and will want my clients to attend some of those sessions. I will work with clients to find the personal power to attend these meetings and gain more knowledge about others as well as themselves. I work here with self forgiveness, shame, and forgiveness of others. I work to strengthen their personal worth. I find that having the client take personal responsibility for their actions is the key to their going forward in grace and honesty.

Harris Marriage & Family Therapy Inc., LMFT
Addiction Counselor

Harris Marriage & Family Therapy Inc., LMFT

Harris Marriage & Family Therapy, Inc.

731 North Beach Blvd Suite 209, La Habra, California 90631 | (562) 690-4060

Most addictions whether they are gambling, pornography, internet, alcohol, drugs, or shopping are all rooted in the desire toward pleasure seeking and all result in an outcome which is unable to sustain that pleasurable experience. Often people seek treatment when the behaviors result in destructive outcomes. When a spouse or family member of an addicted person or the addicted person themselves, admits the behaviors are resulting in negative outcomes and the person is unsuccessful in stopping the behavior we define this as an addiction. We provide insight as to what is the root cause and teach them better coping skills.

Kevin Bergen, MA, MFT
Addiction Counselor

Kevin Bergen, MA, MFT

Marriage & Family Therapist

2780 Skypark Dr., Suite 205, Torrance, California 90505 | 310-530-7750

Don't know if you're an "addict"? Are you SURE you are? Whether someone just accuses you of addiction or you've been around the recovery block a few times, you'll find qualified and understanding help at CCRG. But nobody REALLY understands you? Try us! You'll find real understanding and patience, skill and knowledge, motivation and support. Would all that help? Call us and let us help.

Nazanin Moali, Ph.D.
Addiction Counselor

Nazanin Moali, Ph.D.

Clinical Psychologist

24050 Madison St, Ste 217, Torrance, California 90505 | 310-600-9912

My evidence-based treatments will help you to stop uncontrollable behaviors and obsessions that feel secretive, shaming, and abusive. Our sessions will focus on giving you the tools you need to stop these painful and troublesome patterns and move on to your blissful life! I provide individual therapy to support my clients with: Alcoholism Prescription and non-prescription drug abuse Sex addiction Gambling and trading addiction Shopping addictions I welcome the uniqueness of each patient who comes through my door!

Audrey Johnson, Psy. D.
Addiction Counselor

Audrey Johnson, Psy. D.

Licensed Marriage Family Therapist

23632 Calabasas Road, Suite 103, Calabasas, California 91302 | 818-384-3115

Gambling? Alcohol? Drugs? Is an addiction controlling your life? Are you tired of being a yo-yo in that addictive cycle? Getting help from a professional counselor and going to a 12-step group often have the best results according to research. I provide treatment for drug/alcohol problems, sexual addictions including internet porn, shopping compulsions, and gambling problems for the individual and his/her family and friends. I am a provider for the State of California to give free, professional treatment to the gambler, gambler's family, and friends. Don't let that addiction lead you to prison, insanity, or death. Call today for a free consultation and lead a clean and healthy life.

Dana Fogel-Stark, LMFT
Addiction Counselor

Dana Fogel-Stark, LMFT

Marriage & Family Therapist

23603 Park Sorrento Suite 100, Calabasas, California 91302 | (818)623-7330

The long-term goals for working with addiction consists of improving the quality of life for clients by maintaining ongoing abstinence. Therapy assists clients in identifying the negative ways that using has impacted their lives. Treatment consists of educating client's about the disease, decreasing resistance and denial, finding ways to obtain sobriety, identifying triggers for relapse, and finding social and emotional support to overcome their addiction. My approach is to assess the type and severity of the addiction and provide my clients with referrals necessary to help them in the journey for recovery.

Kelly Duggan Shearer, MA., LMFT
Addiction Counselor

Kelly Duggan Shearer, MA., LMFT

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

Glendora, California 91740 | 626 841 9165

No one likes pain. No one likes to feel alone, or stressed, or scared. Wouldn't it make sense to do what it takes to give ourselves relief from our despair? Turning to drugs, alcohol, food, spending, tv...you name it, can be our best way to get relief from our pain. And it works...momentarily. Unfortunately, it can become much bigger than we planned. Sometimes, it can hurt those we love and get in the way of living the life we want. Finding out what is underneath that pain, and helping it to be soothed without our addiction can be hard...but it can set us free. If you are ready to reclaim your joy, begin with this first courageous step of reaching out for help.

Marylee Nambu, M.A., LMFT
Addiction Counselor

Marylee Nambu, M.A., LMFT

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

150 E Meda Ave., Glendora, California 91741 | 6264296550

Often, when addiction becomes an issue which impairs an individual's ability to live life fully, the substance abuse is only the symptom and there is a co-occurring disorder present. Perhaps some past pain or trauma has been left unresolved. When working with the newly sober client, I first take time to cultivate a collaborative and safe relationship in which we may begin to explore ways to manage the triggers which may cause relapse. Once this is managed, we may gently and respectfully begin to explore the deeper issues which drive the triggers. Collaboratively, we will work to resolve these issues such that, triggers either become powerless or non-existent.

Beth Siegel, PsyD.,LCSW
Addiction Counselor

Beth Siegel, PsyD.,LCSW

Doctor of Psychology in Psychoanalysis

800 E. Ocean Avenue, Suite 107, Long Beach, California 90802 | 714-376-6235

Just about everybody knows someone who is struggling with the abuse of a substance. Alcoholism in particular is so widespread in our society that in the last fifteen years there are more treatment centers than ever before providing assistance to those who have lost control over their drinking. What about family members? Alcoholism is a relationship buster. It breaks down families and damages children. It leaves spouses feeling helpless, confused and frightened. Family members know there is a problem. Everybody walks on egg shells. Talking to a loved one doesn’t help and sometimes makes it worse. Living with addiction makes life unpredictable every day. There are fights and arguments and chaos, and then there is peace-until there isn’t again and the...(view profile to read more)

Robert Puff, M.A., M.Div., Ph.D.
Addiction Counselor

Robert Puff, M.A., M.Div., Ph.D.

Clinical Psychologist

747 So. Brea Blvd., Suite 33, Brea, California 92821 | 714-337-4889

Scientists have researched for years to isolate and locate a physiological marker that would identify someone’s predilection for addictive behavior. However, even if they were successful, any addict could tell you that addiction is much more than a physical problem. No matter the addiction, multiple factors contribute to the descent into this common form of mental illness. Physiological factors do play a role in addictions, as well as do family, cultural, environmental, and psychological considerations. So, which is it for you? If you are a typical addict, all of them apply to a certain extent. Relapses into addiction after typical rehab treatments, usually occur when all factors haven’t been ....

Duane Osterlind, LMFT, CSAT
Addiction Counselor

Duane Osterlind, LMFT, CSAT

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

6695 East Pacific Coast Highway, Suite 135, Long Beach, California 90803 | 562-431-5100

Are you struggling with addictive lifestyle behaviors around food, exercise, gambling, shopping or sex? If so you may feel like your out-of-control. A part of you may know you have to stop this behavior or your life will be a mess, but you can't seem to do it. Are you filled with broken promises to yourself to change? So why not get help? I use a task-centered approach to behavioral addictions. It is a structured path that leads to recovery. It is a step by step approach that has helped others change their lives. Do the tasks and get better. It is simple but not easy. Don't wait until it is too late. If your ready to change then give me a call.



90039 is a zip code located in Los Angeles County and part of Los Angeles, California. It has a land area of 3.770 square miles.  The population of 90039 is 28,514 people.