Addiction PSYCHOTherapy

Online Telehealth Appointments via Zoom

Addiction psychotherapy plays a pivotal role in treating individuals with substance use disorders (SUDs). By incorporating evidence-based psychosocial treatments, we can address the complex interplay of biological, psychological, and social factors contributing to addiction.
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taking Pills and cocaine addiction
addict woman in despari and hopeless sitting on the floor

Treatment addresses the biological, psychological, and social factors contributing to your addiction

Treatment is tailored to your specific needs:

Choice of psychotherapy depends on your preferences, severity of addiction, resources and co-occurring conditions.

Effective addiction treatment involves collaboration with myself, your physician(s) and social worker, if you have one.

Addiction psychotherapy can complement psychopharmacology (medication)

Importance of Incorporating Addiction
Psychotherapy into your recovery:

Substance Use Disorders (SUDs) Impact Millions: Over 19 million people in the United States aged 18 and above are affected by SUDs. These disorders result in significant personal, societal, and economic costs.

Multimodal Approach: Optimal treatment necessitates a multimodal, multidisciplinary approach that combines medication and psychosocial interventions.

Addressing Neurobiological Changes: Chronic substance use leads to neurobiological brain changes, perpetuating addiction. Psychotherapy targets these underlying mechanisms.


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50 minutes



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Pillars of Addiction Psychotherapy
on your road to recovery:

Motivational Assessment and Enhancement:

  • Boosting Motivation: Helps you to find intrinsic motivation for change.
  • Exploring Ambivalence: Addresses your conflicting feelings about quitting substance use.
  • Motivational Interviewing: A key technique in this pillar.

Recovery Skills and Action-Oriented Approaches:

  • Practical Coping Strategies: Equips you with skills to manage your cravings, stress, and triggers.
  • Behavioral Interventions: Includes cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) and contingency management.
  • Mutual Help Groups: Peer support fosters your recovery.

Long-Term Psychotherapy:

  • Psychodynamic Therapy: Explores unconscious forces and your early experiences.
  • Supportive Psychotherapy:: Provides emotional support and coping strategies.
  • Family Therapy: Involves your family members in the recovery process.