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

Anthony Barrett, MA, LMHC



Anthony Barrett is passionate about caring for individuals, couples, and families and the particular ways they struggle. He works in areas of relationships, addiction, and trauma in both individual and group counseling settings. His approach is trauma-informed and relational and his desire is for counseling to be a place where hope, goodness, and wholeness are rediscovered and recultivated toge...

Red Pine Counseling


North Carolina

With everything we do, we aim to positively impact you. We strive to provide high quality mental health care in a way that is convenient, practical, and meaningful to clients. Our approach is client centered and tailored to your specific needs.

Tyler Walker, MAC, LMHC



Tyler is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor in the state of Florida with his Masters degree in Mental Health Counseling from Reformed Theological Seminary in Orlando. He integrates Emotion Focused therapy, Attachment theory, the Interpersonal Process, Person-Centered therapy, and IFS.
When individuals experience severe life stressors and traumas, it is not out of the ordinary for their lives to unravel. As human beings we have the power to overcome our greatest obstacles, so long as effort is put in place. The pursuit of growth brings its challenges, as well as its rewards. Through personal experiences with addictions, as well as its consequences, I've come to understand its...

Olivier Djoumessi, PMHNP-BC



Welcome! I’m Olivier Djoumessi, your dedicated, compassionate, patient-focused, board-certified Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner with the American Nurses Credentialing Center. With a heart for healing and a commitment to your mental health, I bring compassion, expertise, and evidence-based care to every consultation. My practice is about managing symptoms and nurturing resilience so...

Brian Noonan, PMHNP-BC



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...