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Find Substance Abuse Therapists & Counselors in Santa Barbara, CA.

 

Are substance abuse problems causing issues in your relationships and making life more challenging? If so, it’s time to seek help. A substance abuse therapist can help you calm cravings, identify triggers, and remedy mental issues so you can stop using substances and start celebrating sobriety.

Whether you are located in downtown Santa Barbara, the suburbs of Santa Barbara, other nearby places such as Ventura, Lompoc, or anywhere else in California, Mental Health Match can help you easily find an experienced therapist or counselor who best meets your needs.

Signs You Need Substance Abuse Therapy

Many people use substances, but get overwhelmed with them and are not sure when or if to stop. It can be difficult to know when it’s time to seek help for substance use. So, here are some signs to look out for:

  • You have cravings for drugs and other substances.
  • You want to give up substances but can’t seem to kick the habit.
  • Your drug or alcohol tolerance is building.
  • You have withdrawal symptoms when you’re not using substances.
  • Your substance use is affecting your relationships.

If any of these signs describe your situation, a substance abuse counselor can help you immensely. In a new article, licensed therapist Mark Levine writes about the stages of change when getting ready to handle an addiction to drugs.

Help is Available: Get Substance Abuse Counseling Today

A licensed therapist can use various techniques and tools to support you emotionally, help you identify triggers, curb your cravings, and rewire your thought processes so you can bid your drug habit goodbye. Luckily, finding a quality therapist is easy with Mental Health Match! Start by browsing below or by using our free therapist matching tool.

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Dr. Vicki D. Coleman
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Gain insight into Self-Concept, Self-Esteem, and Personal Development.


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Gain insight into Self-Concept, Self-Esteem, and Personal Development.

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My approach focuses on Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, with an emphasis on Irrational Belief Systems and Thinking Errors.

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  • Addictions
  • Addictive behaviors
  • Anger
  • Anger Disorders
  • Anger Management
  • Career Development
  • Depression
  • Domestic Violence
  • DOT Substance Abuse Evaluations
  • Forensics
  • Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Rape and Sexual Assault
  • Self-Concept
  • Self-Esteem
  • Sport Psychology
  • Substance Abuse
  • Vocational Psychology
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Gregory Gooden
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It is said you cannot un-ring a bell. In session we will make discoveries together as we explore your goals, and the patterns that create barriers to your goals.


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It is said you cannot un-ring a bell. In session we will make discoveries together as we explore your goals, and the patterns that create barriers to your goals.

Something to know about my approach is:

I resonate with Humanist-Existential approach to therapy; You are the expert on your problems. As a therapist I am there to witness, guide, point out clues that may have been missed, and cheer-lead the progress as therapeutic gains are made.

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  • Addiction Counseling
  • LGBTQ+
  • Non-monogamy
  • Polyamory
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Melissa Grisi
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As your therapist, we will create an individualized plan tailored to your needs and wants. Together we can explore your feelings, thoughts, history, beliefs, and patterns at your pace.


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As your therapist, we will create an individualized plan tailored to your needs and wants. Together we can explore your feelings, thoughts, history, beliefs, and patterns at your pace.

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I use a holistic approach and offer EMDR, CBT, DBT, expressive arts, mindfulness and trauma-informed yoga to help you achieve your goals so you can live the life you deserve.

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  • Addiction Counseling
  • Anxiety Disorders
  • Childhood Trauma
  • Complex Trauma
  • Couples Therapy
  • Marriage Counseling
  • Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Relationships
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Andrew Drey-Mulari
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Work together to deconstruct harmful life stories and reconstruct them in more positive, restorative ways.


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Work together to deconstruct harmful life stories and reconstruct them in more positive, restorative ways.

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I utilize a client-centered approach. My main modality is Narrative Therapy, which operates under the assumption that we live our lives in stories.

FOCUS AREAS:
  • Addictions
  • Anxiety
  • Autism Spectrum Disorders
  • Cancer Journey
  • Depression
  • grief
  • LGBTQ+
  • Neurodivergence
  • Racial or Ethnic Identity
  • Teen issues
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FRANCESCA LUIZZA
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We will work together on identifying and changing self-defeating patterns, developing healthier ways to manage emotions and challenging situations, resolving past traumas and inner conflicts, and uncovering the underlying meanings of your behaviors.


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We will work together on identifying and changing self-defeating patterns, developing healthier ways to manage emotions and challenging situations, resolving past traumas and inner conflicts, and uncovering the underlying meanings of your behaviors.

Something to know about my approach is:

Our childhood experiences shape the way we view and experience ourselves, others, and the world. When we understand why we think, feel, and behave the way we do, we can begin to accept our past and enjoy our present.

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  • Addictions
  • Attachment Disorders
  • Communication Issues
  • Depression Management
  • Early childhood trauma and its adult manifestations
  • Generalized Anxiety
  • Healing from Relationships
  • High-Functioning Depression
  • Impulsive Behavior
  • Inner Child Work
  • Personality Disorders
  • Relationship Addiction
  • Relationship Conflict
  • Relationship Patterns
  • Reparenting Yourself
  • Self Esteem & Confidence Issues
  • Trauma Related Disorders
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FRANCESCA LUIZZA remote and phone therapy in California