Substance abuse treatment in California to help you stop problematic substance use and address the underlying cause of addiction.

Services Offered:

  • individual and group substance abuse treatment for people who want to change or stop their substance use

  • individual therapy and support groups for friends and family of people with addiction

  • consultations for those who aren’t ready to commit to substance abuse treatment or for loved ones who want more information about addiction and how they can help

  • compassionate interventions based on a scientific understanding of addiction

  • professional trainings and workshops

  • todos servicios son disponible en español

How We Work

We approach addiction as a biopsychosocial phenomenon and help our patients understand the biological, emotional, and behavioral factors of their drug use using evidence-based interventions such as motivational interviewing, cognitive behavioral techniques, mindfulness, and insight-oriented therapies. We believe an effective substance abuse treatment also examines the relationship or attachment one has formed with the drugs they use, e.g. what needs are being met by your use? We work from a harm reduction philosophy which allows room for abstinence and moderation management.

Our therapeutic style is compassionate and non-judgmental but we will also be direct and challenge you to deeply examine your choices. One of our main objectives is creating a safe, confidential environment where you feel comfortable to explore your choices. Collaboration is the best approach to substance abuse treatment: you are the expert on yourself and we act as a guide to help you get in touch with your true needs and desires.

Ways We Can Help

  • reducing consequences associated with the use of alcohol and drugs

  • treating co-occurring disorders such as depression, grief, anxiety, trauma, or personality disorders

  • teaching mindfulness skills to slow down and interrupt the desire for immediate gratification

  • addressing feelings of shame and guilt about substance use

  • integrating psychedelic experiences
  • establishing practices to cope with difficult emotions such as anger and grief

  • developing alternatives to substance use

  • improving the quality of your relationships, including the one with yourself

  • teaching substance use skills, e.g. responsible drinking and moderation management

  • planning substance use strategies for special events (“I’m going to Burning Man this year and don’t want to overdo it on the drugs.”;  “My daughter is getting married and I want to control my drinking at her wedding.”)

  • lifestyle planning to ensure most of your needs and wants are being met

  • working with friends and families to help them understand addiction and address co-dependency

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