Top addiction therapists in Vista East, Vista.

Real help for hurts and habits in 92084, Vista East, Vista. Internet, substance abuse, gambling, co-dependency, sex and pornography addictions.


Katelin Hanhart, LCSW LCADC
Addiction Counselor

Katelin Hanhart, LCSW LCADC

Licensed Clinical Social Worker

3784 Mission Ave, Oceanside, California 92058 | 7609944600

As an addictions counselor, I understand the importance of providing a non-judgmental, open, safe space where you feel comfortable to share about your use and explore how you'd like to address this behavior. Whether your goal is complete abstinence or a harm reduction strategy, I will work with you to identify the most effective ways to accomplish your goal. Many times in addiction work it is more about the feeling we are trying to achieve from the addictive behavior we are engaging in. This is why it is important to understand and implement alternative healthier strategies that achieve a similar feeling or result. When we do this; change is possible.

Kevin Fleming, Ph.D.
Addiction Counselor

Kevin Fleming, Ph.D.

Coach/Change Agent/Consultant

Carlsbad, California 92011 | 1-877-606-6161

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.

Thomas Schmierer, Catholic Therapist, Licensed MFT
Addiction Counselor

Thomas Schmierer, Catholic Therapist, Licensed MFT

Healing and Peace Catholic Therapy Services

2103 S El Camino Real, Ste 203, Oceanside, California 92054 | (760) 529-0830

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 desperately want to climb out of the hole of addiction... and that's okay too. Thomas Schmierer, Catholic Therapist, LMFT 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!

Christian Snyder, PHD-IP, MDIV, MA-Counseling
Addiction Counselor

Christian Snyder, PHD-IP, MDIV, MA-Counseling

Military and First Responder PTSD Specialist

Carlsbad, California 92010 | 951-581-4200

We will address the emotional, relational, physical, cognitive behavior, and spiritual condition associated with the client's specific addiction. We will lead the client to a manageable and eventually a place where they can have complete control; without the need for a "cure" or false hopes in most traditional methods that have proven ineffective for permanent change. The client will discover a greater purpose in their challenge; to embrace the addiction in a powerful and practical perspective; and finally set them free from the battle of addiction with their lifelong victory within the addiction.

Pamela Polcyn, Ph.D, MFT
Addiction Counselor

Pamela Polcyn, Ph.D, MFT

Licensed Marriage And Family Therapist

701 Garden View Ct., #15, Encinitas, California 92024 | 760-7531551

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.

Jenny Liu, MEd. MFT. NLP. Confidence Coach
Addiction Counselor

Jenny Liu, MEd. MFT. NLP. Confidence Coach

Online Therapist & Coach, Online Career Counselor

Simi Valley, California 93065 | 8053806308

Addicted to alcohol, drugs, sex, gambling, romance or food? Counseling can help! I work with clients from a holistic approach addressing the mind, body and spirit. Addiction is associated with deep emotional pain in the human psyche. In order to truly heal your pain, you will need to address the needs of all aspects of yourself. Call me for a consult!

Aleksandra Drecun, Psy.D.
Addiction Counselor

Aleksandra Drecun, Psy.D.

Licensed Clinical Psychologist

12526 High Bluff Drive, Suite 300, San Diego, California 92130 | (858) 792-3541

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.

Kimberly Stewart, CADC III, SAP, MA
Addiction Counselor

Kimberly Stewart, CADC III, SAP, MA

Internationally Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselor

43460 Ridge Park Dr., Suite 245, Temecula, California 92590 | 951-595-7508

Addiction is a confusing, complicated, overwhelming, and powerful force that slowly or quickly takes over all aspects of one's life. Uncover maladaptive patterns of behavior, discover root causes for these patterns, heal emotional wounds, learn new ways of living and interacting in the world, rediscover who you are and what drives you. Addiction recovery is not a solo journey. You're not alone and you don't have to do it alone.

Justin Stewart, CADC II, SAP
Addiction Counselor

Justin Stewart, CADC II, SAP

Internationally Certified Alcohol & Drug Counselor

43460 Ridge Park Dr., Temecula, California 92590 | 951-595-7786

I am an Internationally Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselor. I have a long personal and professional history with addiction, mental illness, and trauma. I specialize in counseling addiction clients who struggle with anger management, men's issues, and childhood trauma. However, that by no means a complete list of the issues I can assist you with. No matter what else you may be struggling with, we will work together to discover thoughts, feelings, and behaviors that just aren't working for you anymore. We will then get to forming new behaviors, perspectives, and strategies that will help you live a more fulfilling life!

Tami Chelew, MA, CSAT
Addiction Counselor

Tami Chelew, MA, CSAT

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist - LMFT #79759

10065 Old Grove Rd Ste 102, San Diego, California 92131 | 858-254-6169

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.

Paul Santero, Psy. D.
Addiction Counselor

Paul Santero, Psy. D.

Licensed Psychologist

3252 Holiday Dr. #205, La Jolla, California 92037 | 619-750-0970

Addictions, whether it be sex, food, drugs, alcohol, work, etc. can be caused by un-resolved trauma experiences. The unresolved trauma leads to an uncomfortable feeling or state which the person medicates to feel better. This medication, or behavior, soon become an addicting behavior which the person has trouble stopping. I find the best way to attack an addiction is to resolve the trauma and find a healthy substitute behavior. I help the individual resolve the trauma using the technique called EMDR. The individual can gain strength by de-isolating (having an accountability partner) and substituting a healthy, enjoyable behavior in place of the harmful addicting one.

Laura Adams, Psy.D., MFT
Addiction Counselor

Laura Adams, Psy.D., MFT

Licensed Marriage Family Therapist & Psychoanalyst

San Clemente, California 92672 |

Dr. Adams is a licensed Marriage Family Therapist and Psychoanalyst specializing in addiction counseling and psychotherapy. Addictive behaviors can be seen as a futile attempt to manage inner experience and painful feelings that have remained unprocessed. A psychoanalytic approach can help to explore on a deeper level, uncovering and addressing those forces inside where the symptoms are rooted. Contact Dr. Adams at (949) 244-1992 or www.SouthOCTherapist.com.

Vicki Asher Wills, PsyD, LCSW
Addiction Counselor

Vicki Asher Wills, PsyD, LCSW

Licensed Clinical Social Worker, Clinical Psychology Doctor

128 Del Mar Ave. Ste. 2E, San Clemente, California 92672 | 949-648-1213

In my work with clients battling addictions I work to help them discover the root causes for their addictive behaviors and find new ways to resolve them. We work collaboratively with their support system to create healthy lifestyle habits and associations, resolve old recurrent pain, set new healthier boundaries in their work and personal relationships, and find new meaning for their lives. When there are setbacks, my clients learn to explore them in a non-judgmental environment designed to help them move forward toward the sober, healthy life and relationships they are seeking.

David Peters, MS, MFT
Addiction Counselor

David Peters, MS, MFT

Marriage and Family Therapist

2525 Camino Del Rio South, Suite 205, San Diego, California 92108 | 619-491-3492

Alcohol and drug issues sometimes underlie our troubles in work or homelife. It may be substance abuse, or it may be addiction. There is a difference, and treatment approaches must be adaptable. I take a practical approach, using the latest research findings, and adapting to your needs. I'll suggest options, and we'll collaborate on the plan. No need for guilt and shame here. Sometimes gambling, eating, and sex can take on addictive patterns. I can show you ways to address these also, taking into account your lifestyle and values. My approach emphasizes increasing your knowledge of how your brain works, and using that to your advantage in making changes. Let's work together on this!

Cynthia Valentine, MA
Addiction Counselor

Cynthia Valentine, MA

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

2816 Adams Ave, San Diego, California 92116 | 619-736-1176

If you know the Serenity Prayer, you may have experienced addiction recovery in a group setting, known a family member who has or read about its affiliation with self-help programs. While the anonymous/self-help programs are effective for many learning a new way of life when it comes to a specific drug and alcohol addiction; others find they need recovery, not only from addiction but, further, from early childhood trauma, or codependency or panic attacks and any number of other underlying stressors. Therapy can help peel the onion of hurt and struggle that addiction has left.

Larry Smith, LAADC CA
Addiction Counselor

Larry Smith, LAADC CA

Licensed Advanced Alcohol and Drug Counselor

30290 Rancho Viejo Road Suite 204, San Juan Capistrano, California 92675 | (949) 284-8270

We offer individualized addiction and dual diagnosis treatment for adults in a serene environment. Our approach is to get down the core issues and develop a solid treatment plan utilizing individualized assessments, cognitive behavioral therapy, mental health focus, support groups, goal setting, life skills, stress reduction techniques.

Philip Kolba, MA LCPC NCC
Addiction Counselor

Philip Kolba, MA LCPC NCC

Psychotherapist

San Diego, California 92105 | 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.

Dr. Chris Nikolaidis, PhD
Addiction Counselor

Dr. Chris Nikolaidis, PhD

Clinical Psychologist

2345 East Coast Highway, Corona Del Mar, California 92677 | Call and text 24/7, clIck (949)791-7127

Addicted to alcohol, marijuana, cocaine? Addicted to sex, the internet, gambling, shopping, food, porn, exercise, money? Or perhaps you have achieved sobriety as a recovering Alcoholic or Drug Addict, you attend AA or NA regularly, and want additional support from a psychologist? I can help. In my Newport Beach Private Practice, I draw on my prior experience as a psychologist at celebrity rehab Morningside Recovery in Newport Beach. My specialties in helping you through recovery are Anxiety Disorders, Bipolar Disorders, Anger Management, and Couples Counseling. Call, click or text (949)791-7127 and get the support you need.

Pamela Wilson, Psy.D., MFT
Addiction Counselor

Pamela Wilson, Psy.D., MFT

Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist & Psychoanalyst

Laguna Niguel, California 92677 | 949 922-7758

Addictions are ways people have learned to cope and regulate difficult and painful feelings. My approach is to teach you how to talk about and process the underlying emotions which fuel your addiction, and find alternative ways of coping. No matter what the addiction, it can distract you from important relationships in your life and keep you from being the person you know you can be.

Alia Kaneaiakala, Psy.D, LMFT
Addiction Counselor

Alia Kaneaiakala, Psy.D, LMFT

Licensed Psychologist and Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

92 Argonaut, Suite 170, Aliso Viejo, California 92656 | 9494461809

Phoenix Rising provides individualized treatment plans and therapy for Addiction. Our clinicians are highly experienced and will provide you with a customized treatment plan for your unique situation. You do not have to experience this struggle alone, we have compassionate team members who are waiting to help. We invite you to call for a free confidential telephone assessment and schedule an appointment today.

Colleen Young, M.S., LMFT
Addiction Counselor

Colleen Young, M.S., LMFT

Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist

23421 South Pointe Drive, Suite 230, Laguna Hills, California 92653 | 951-398-1267

I bring an empathetic, non-judgemental style to my approach to treating addiction. I have extensive experience working with a variety of addictions including but not limited to pornography, gaming, shopping, cosmetic surgery and drugs and alcohol. I am currently the Program Director of The Haven at University of Redlands serving as a Clinical Life Coach for University students in recovery from drugs and alcohol living in a sober collegiate community.

Piper Glasier, MSW, LCSW, Psy.D
Addiction Counselor

Piper Glasier, MSW, LCSW, Psy.D

Psychotherapist/Psychoanalyst

25301 Cabot Road, Suite 216, Laguna Hills, California 92653 | 949-443-2222

Empty places within us create vacuums that long to be filled. Drugs, alcohol, sex, spending money, eating, being excessively busy are examples of the ways we attempt to fill the holes that exist within us. Going back to the origin of what created the 'hole' and repairing at that level releases us from the pull of the various forms of addictive behavior. If we don't attend to this, we may stop one addictive behavior, but we will evitably find another. These 'holes' are always healed in the context of a safe, reflective relationship. The therapeutic relationship can help repair those palces where we were left alone to process things we had no early capacity to handle.


92084 is a zip code located in San Diego County and part of Vista, California. It has a land area of 26.171 square miles.  The population of 92084 is 47,654 people.