Top addiction therapists in 91016: Monrovia, CA.

Real help for hurts and habits in 91016, 91016: Monrovia, CA. Internet, substance abuse, gambling, co-dependency, sex and pornography addictions.


Lauren Stevenson, Psy.D.
Addiction Counselor

Lauren Stevenson, Psy.D.

Licensed Clinical Psychologist

Arcadia, California 91006 |

I strongly believe that the first step in overcoming an addiction is to feel supported in a safe and comforting therapeutic environment. Without trust, it is nearly impossible to address the issues, including shame, that so often accompany substance abuse. My approach is to help my clients learn to identify the thoughts and beliefs (often negative thoughts about themselves and their lives) that lead them to turn to drugs or alcohol. Treatment helps the client unlearn old patterns of behavior and to learn new ways of coping with situations and thoughts that may have led them to use substances in the past.

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

150 W Sierra Madre Blvd, Sierra Madre, California 91024 | 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.

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.

Ute Zimmermann, Ph.D.
Addiction Counselor

Ute Zimmermann, Ph.D.

Registered Psychological Assistant

33 S. Catalina Ave #204, Pasadena, California 91106 | 626-676-4816

Addiction is complex and encompasses many entities. One of them is the participation in an AA program, another one the therapist. I can help on the therapeutic side, as addiction is often connect to underlying trauma. We will work through the trauma and the tools needed, while AA provides the tools required for sobriety. It's an ongoing process, providing growth and stability over time.

Diane Thorp, MSW, LCSW
Addiction Counselor

Diane Thorp, MSW, LCSW

Licensed Psychotherapist

1000 East Walnut Ave, Suite 240, Pasadena, California 91106 | (818) 395-9853

Addictions can be tricky as they can often fly under the radar if they don't seem to impact other people, such as an individual who exercises to extremes; however, problems arise when addiction(s) begin to impact their social, academic, mental/physical health, financial or professional life. Looking at the difference between merely habit forming behaviors and true addictions can be examined during psychotherapy and looking at benefits and patterns of these behaviors. Supportive measures are key before addictions take over and become the sole purpose of an individual's functioning. I have worked with a number of individuals and psychotherapy can be of a great benefit towards recovery.

Mark Reid, Mark Reid
Addiction Counselor

Mark Reid, Mark Reid

Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist

301 E Colorado Blvd, Suite 807, Pasadena, California 91101 | 626-737-8700

Are you addicted to pornography, visiting massage parlors, paying for sex? Have you tried to stop and failed? Are you leading a double life, afraid of being found out? Has your partner discovered your secret life? There is hope if you're ready to change your life. I provide a confidential, non-judgmental place for addicts and their partners to share the shame of a double life and the pain of betrayal. I will help stop the out-of-control behavior and re-engineer your life to develop healthy intimate connections. There is hope and you will not be alone in the journey. Go to www.sexhelp.com for an online assessment.

Rebecca Bokoch, PsyD
Addiction Counselor

Rebecca Bokoch, PsyD

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

280 S Los Robles Ave Unit B, Pasadena, California 91101 | 323-301-3984

My approach to treating addiction incorporates aspects of motivational interviewing. The hardest part in breaking an addiction is acknowledging that you have an addiction and committing to rehabilitation. I differ from other rehabilitation programs like alcoholics anonymous, in that I believe that clients can practice selective sobriety, and that they should not replace their addiction with another addiction of group meetings.

Phil Kiehl, M.Div, BCC
Addiction Counselor

Phil Kiehl, M.Div, BCC

Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist, Certified Chaplain & Grief Counselor

2774 Glen Avenue, Altadena, California 91001 | 626-791-1488

The approach I use has to do with helping people understand their childhood and failure of a parent who does not affirm/approve them and how their addiction is used to mask that pain. I also like to use Shame therory to help people see how their addiction is a strategy to not deal with shame/guilt issues. I recommend AA, CA, & Celebrate Recovery.

Craig Clark, Ph.D.
Addiction Counselor

Craig Clark, Ph.D.

Licensed Clinical Psychologist

1800 Fair Oaks Avenue, Suite A, South Pasadena, California 91030 | (626) 437-1432

Dr. Clark offers serves for some of the most common addictions: alcohol, gambling, theft, and sexual addictions (including internet addiction, infidelity, seeking prostitutes, and other sexual compulsions such as public exhibitionism and voyeurism). Unfortunately, most people avoid seeking help until they run into trouble with the law and risk loosing their marriage and/or employment. Don't wait that long to ask for help.

Mary Ann Aronsohn, MA, LMFT
Addiction Counselor

Mary Ann Aronsohn, MA, LMFT

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

1910 Huntington Drive, So. Pasadena, California 91030 | 626-441-5131

I have many times worked in therapy with clients who struggle with addictions, among other issues. I have studied Motivational Interviewing, which is remarkably helpful in addictions work. Clients feel supported and not judged, and are able to find their internal motivations for change. Therapy with me can complement work in separate addiction treatment as well.

Elvina Lui, M.A., MFT
Addiction Counselor

Elvina Lui, M.A., MFT

California Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

35 E Union Street Suite D, Pasadena, California 91103 | (626)464-1651

An addiction can be hidden for years before a spouse or parent catches on. Addiction is not limited to street drugs and alcohol, people can become addicted to things like prescription medication, binge eating, video games, gambling, or pornography. Addiction always starts as something that seems harmless and innocent. It is common for a distressed person to turn to their addiction to escape from their problems--the drugs/action takes their minds off their problems. As time goes by, the physical dependency grows, and then the psychological dependency grows; the addiction grows and grows until it takes over the person's mind. I know what it is like and I can help the person get into recovery.

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.

Philip Kolba, MA LMHC NCC
Addiction Counselor

Philip Kolba, MA LMHC NCC

Psychotherapist

Los Angeles, California 90026 | 503-606-6412

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.

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 ....

Estelle Raskin, M.A., LMFT
Addiction Counselor

Estelle Raskin, M.A., LMFT

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist #111146

252 N. Larchmont Blvd., Larchmont, California 90004 | 2132601656

The world of addiction treatment has a tendency to skew towards the identification of the client with his/her addiction. Just as other mental health concerns, I believe that addiction is a problem that does not define the person but rather reflects a segment of experience that has the tendency to take precedence over various aspect of life. Addiction is often co-conspiring with other dominant forces such as shame and blame, thereby pressuring clients to be silent and hide under it's control. I find that an important step to dealing with addiction is to find out how it operates on a person's life, to understand it's tactics and what it is trying to take away, what it has to gain.

Todd Hurtubise, LMFT, M.A.
Addiction Counselor

Todd Hurtubise, LMFT, M.A.

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

444 N. Larchmont Blvd - suite 206, Los Angeles, California 90004 | 323-364-3231

We will work together to help you find your motivation to quit using substances, to change self-defeating behaviors, identify risk factors for relapse and to rebuild damaged relationships. Group therapy combined with individual therapy one-on-one is the most effective method for tackling the issues surrounding addiction. The support of the group and the attention an individual gets from their therapist help support them on the road to recovery.

Deborah Vinall, MA, LMFT
Addiction Counselor

Deborah Vinall, MA, LMFT

Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist

99 C St, suite 203a, Upland, California 91786 | 909-547-4878

I work with women struggling with sexual and "love" addiction, to help you discover the roots of these compulsions, find healthy ways to fulfill real needs, and help you to once again feel in control of your life while rebuilding the groundwork for healthy, fulfilling relationships that are consistent with your own values. If you are or might be ready to make a change, I hope you will contact me.

Miriam Davis, M.A., M.F.T.
Addiction Counselor

Miriam Davis, M.A., M.F.T.

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

2625 West Alameda Avenue, Suite 514, Burbank, California 91505 | (818) 848-3022

I work with many individuals who have either identified themselves as having addiction problems or are still in denial that they have problems with addiction....either to substances or to certain destructive activities. Either way, I work with them so that they have a realistic understanding of the destructive consequences of their actions as well as an empathic awareness of the underlying self-destructive attitudes or beliefs (or life experiences) that may have led to their addictions. Addicts need support to deal with their addictions. There is no one way to get this support, but it is vital that addicts know that they they do need support...group support and psychotherapeutic support.

Ed Segawa, M.A., LMFT
Addiction Counselor

Ed Segawa, M.A., LMFT

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

17451 Bastanchury Rd Suite 204-27, Yorba Linda, California 92886 | (714) 349-5541

Addictions can come in many forms. Some struggle with alcohol and drug addictions, while others struggle with gambling. Still others may struggle with internet pornogrpahy or video games. The common reasons for getting hooked are either boredom, the desire to seek pleasure or simply to just have have fun. The hardest reason to admit an addiction is that it is a way to cope with life's difficult problems. Whatever your reason, if any of these addictions are affecting your work or relationships, it's probably time to seek professional help. Caring and quality professionals are non-judgemental, teach you to cope with difficult emotions, and find alternative outlets for spending your time.

Lindsey Rosenthal, M.A., L.M.F.T.
Addiction Counselor

Lindsey Rosenthal, M.A., L.M.F.T.

Psychotherapist, Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist

California 90046 | 310-461-8298

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.

Jeffrey Chernin, Ph.D., MFT
Addiction Counselor

Jeffrey Chernin, Ph.D., MFT

Licensed Psychotherapist

6310 San Vicente Blvd.Ste 410, Los Angeles, California 90048 | 323-692-7781

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.

Adam Sheck, PsyD
Addiction Counselor

Adam Sheck, PsyD

Licensed Clinical Psychologist

6535 Wilshire Blvd, Suite 103, Los Angeles, California 90048 | 310-968-1526

My work at a residential drug treatment facility for three years complements my 25 years of experience as a psychotherapist. In addition to substance abuse and codependence issues, I support individuals with sexual compulsivity issues. I refrain from labeling this as an "addiction" per se, as does ASSECT (American Association of Sex Educators, Counselors and Therapists). Treatment may sometimes involve significant others and family, as all are affected.

Negar Khaefi, MFT, LPCC
Addiction Counselor

Negar Khaefi, MFT, LPCC

Psychotherapist, Anxiety Specialist, EMDR Practitioner

6535 Wilshire Blvd., Suite 261, Los Angeles, California 90048 | 310-291-8842

Addiction and Anxiety are good friends. They feed off of each other. You use when you feel uncomfortable, sad, nervous, or stressed. Feelings of unease, low self-esteem and pressure add to addictions, but addiction are also their own animal. They are treated with behavioral methods which include lots of accountability. If you are serious about getting help, call me for a consultation so we can talk and plan your next move.

Laura Pescione, Ph.D.
Addiction Counselor

Laura Pescione, Ph.D.

Psychologist

Studio City, California 91604 |

I specialize in helping people who are struggling with addiction. I provide a safe, empathic environment that will enable us to build a trusting relationship that you can come to depend on instead of dependency on a substance. Through our relationship, you can learn to explore your thoughts, feelings, and behaviors so that you can learn how to tolerate and regulate them without a substance.



91016 is a zip code located in Los Angeles County and part of Monrovia, California. It has a land area of 8.486 square miles.  The population of 91016 is 40,598 people.