What is Addiction Counseling?

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Addiction Counseling is for individuals who have substance use issues, including alcohol or other substances. Counselors perform Addiction Counseling in an inpatient or extensive outpatient program.

You can expect individual and group therapy sessions focused on learning skills to help you recover. These skills include identifying triggers that make you want to use substances. Once you learn your triggers, you can then practice coping with them when they arise.

Addiction Counseling emphasizes:

  • Building a support network of sober individuals
  • Pausing to breathe when stressful events or emotions arise
  • Fostering a practice of yoga, meditation, or another form of exercise
  • Maintaining healthy habits
  • Finding creative outlets that work, such as journaling or art
  • Attending a support group or self-help meetings
  • Staying in contact with a mental health professional

Addiction Counseling may involve a detox program, a space to get the substances out of your system before undergoing treatment. Additionally, Addiction Counseling emphasizes developing and practicing behaviors that work for each individual. Counselors recognize that everyone has different stressors that might cause a relapse.

Therapists Who Specialize in Using Addiction Counseling

Robert Brian Noonan, PMHNP-BC

Seattle

Washington

Hello! I’m Brian Noonan, and I’m passionate about supporting your mental health journey. I’ve dedicated my career to helping adults navigate the complexities of their minds and emotions. My approach is personalized, integrating psychiatric evaluations with thoughtful medication management and the calming practice of mindfulness. You can trust that you’re in experienced hands. Your mental wellne...

Jannie Doh-lao, PMHNP-BC

Baltimore

Maryland

JMA Mental Health and Psychiatric Services LLC is a convenient method of psychiatric treatment delivery through a telehealth platform. The central goal of telehealth treatment is to meet the client at their level, address their individual needs and eliminate the barrier caused by lack of transportation to a health care facility. The services offered include psychiatric evaluation, medication tr...
Danielle has a breadth of life experience that allows her to bring a unique openness and empathy to her work as a Marriage and Family Therapist. Danielle is trained in EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing) and is passionate about helping military families and first responders as well as couples from all backgrounds including LGBTQ+ couples who are often underserved.

Dr. John Meigs

Brookline

Massachusetts

***I am not currently accepting new patients*** I am a licensed psychologist, with an emphasis on treating depression, anxiety, trauma, and addiction. I completed a clinical internship within the VA hospital system and a postdoctoral fellowship at Harvard Medical School. I approach therapy from a relational stance with a focus on helping you gain insight into your relationship patterns and…