Therapists in California specializing in Alcohol addiction & abuse and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)

Therapy for Alcohol Addiction & Abuse

Below you'll find a list of therapists and mental health care providers who offer online and in-person appointments. You can use the filters above to refine your search.

Individuals struggling with alcohol addiction and abuse, officially known as alcohol use disorder (AUD), cannot stop drinking despite attempts or knowledge of the potential consequences.  Common symptoms include intense cravings, increased tolerance, and risky behavior. 

Working with a therapist who specializes in alcohol addiction and abuse may help someone identify the driving force behind their drinking habits and develop healthy coping skills to overcome AUD.

 

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) focuses on the interaction between thought and behavior. It examines negative thought patterns with the goal of changing responses to negative stimuli. CBT is often used to treat depression, anxiety, and post-traumatic stress disorder. You’ll find mental health professionals who specialize in CBT listed below. 

Finding Psychologists, Therapists, and Counselors in California

Finding a therapist in California may be easier in the city of Los Angeles. Online therapy may be your best option if you live in more rural areas or if a therapist with a particular specialty is not located near you

Out of pocket costs for therapy in California will be between $110 - $150+ per session. For couples counseling and family therapy, costs are around $120 - $175+ per session. First appointments with a therapist tend to be a little longer and may cost a little more. Also, it’s important to note that specialized services can cost more.

There are over 58,500 therapists in the State of California with licenses, including Licensed Clinical Social Workers (LCSW), Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT), Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor (LPCC), Psychologists (Ph.D. and Psy.D.).

If you think you might qualify for free or reduced-cost services from the state, take a look at the DMHC website and/or see if you qualify for Medi-Cal.

Licensed clinicians (and even interns) are held to strict practice guidelines to protect clients. If you’d like to learn more about identifying and reporting misconduct, learn more here.

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