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ADDICTION TREATMENT CENTERS IN LONG BEACH, CALIFORNIA

Long Beach, California has many drug and alcohol rehab facilities with differing forms of treatment, from the 12-step program to a more holistic form of treatment. They try to ensure that the people who are suffering from any substance abuse addiction can have a better future. Furthermore, a few centers do provide aftercare programs called sober living, deals with the people who are leaving rehab centers. One example of this is Serene Center. The facility prides itself on offering the right guidance and support to those who are in the early stages of recovery. In essence, it bridges the gap between the rehab centers and self-sufficient sobriety. The facility is secure, warm, inviting and, most importantly, sober. There is ongoing therapy for those who enter the facility, both group and individual. There is also employment training, life skill training and access to community resources at the center to help the transition into a true sober lifestyle easier.

Our website offers a comprehensive list of the substance abuse rehab facilities in city of Long Beach, including the one listed here. If you or anyone you know is suffering from an addiction to any drug, you can get help. You can contact any of the facilities on our list and get started on to your recovery today.
WHAT THERAPISTS IN LONG BEACH HAVE TO SAY
Alexia Kutzner
Alexia Kutzner
Long Beach, CA 90803

What types of services do you offer? What issues do you specify treatment for?

I see individuals, couples or families.  I specialize in anxiety, behavioral issues, relationship issues and eating disorders and substance abuse.

What therapy modalities do you use in your practice?

I mostly focus on CBT, narrative theory, and art therapy and work from a psychodynamic approach.  I’m also an Equine Assisted Psychotherapist and find this experiential modality a great tool for anxiety and mood disorders.

When should one seek treatment?

I think one should seek therapy whenever an individual or couple feels that they are overwhelmed with issues around them or within themselves.  Therapy can also help in finding great fulfillment in life or in helping to redirect life into a new direction.  

What relationship exists between mental health and substance abuse? What services do you provide for someone suffering with either and/or both?

I see every individual as a person and not as their disorder.  I think we often already have the answers within us and only need help to find them and to reclaim our life.  Substance abuse can mask underlying mental health issues and function as a coping mechanism to eliminate greater emotional pain.

Alexia Kutzner is a Marriage & Family Therapist in Long Beach, California. For more information regarding Alexia’s services, please call (562) 230-8093. 

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Alexia Kutzner
5305 2nd St, Suite 206
Long Beach, CA 90803
Beth Nadel
Beth Nadel
Long Beach, CA 90808

What types of services do you offer?

I am a licensed marriage and family therapist providing counseling for individuals and families. I create a safe environment that provides a foundation for educating, supporting, and healing those in pain. My ultimate goal is for each person to feel better about themselves, to enable them to create a happier and more meaningful life.

What issues do you specify treatment for?

My practice consists of individuals and families seeking help for anxiety, fear, frustration, loneliness and depression and the effects these conditions have on their lives and on the lives of their loved ones. My specialties are in such areas as addiction, pain management, parent child relationships, self esteem and couples seeking a deeper connection. I also specialize in working with gay and lesbian clients in all areas such as coming out to family and friends, homophobia, and relationship issues unique to the LGBT community.

What therapy modalities do you use in your practice?

My therapeutic style is to be authentic, empowering and interactive. I focus on developing a trusting relationship which enables me to assist individuals in their healing and recovery process. I help people clarify the belief systems from which they are currently operating and create new possibilities in their lives, leaving the past in the past.

When should one seek treatment?

Psychotherapy can be very helpful during many of the challenges that occur in life: marriage, birth of a child, parenting, death of a loved one, a serious or chronic illness, etc. Therapy helps improve one’s ability to cope, to take care of oneself, to be more intimate and to lead a fuller life. It can also be what someone turns to in times of crisis to keep a couple or a family together or to help someone turn their life around, such as in the case of addiction.

What relationship exists between mental health and substance abuse? What services do you provide for someone suffering with either and/or both?

My philosophy is based on the belief that everything and everyone is connected. Therefore, when treating substance abuse, it is important to examine and treat an individual’s mental health along with his or her addiction. When treating an addict it is not always clear whether a mental illness preceded the addiction or if depression or anxiety have resulted from the addiction. Abusing alcohol or drugs is often a response developed out of an inability to deal effectively with certain life experiences and feelings. It serves as a way of numbing oneself in order to function; at times it becomes a lifesaver. Eventually, however, it stops working for and begins working against the person. My goal is to help addicts and their families understand addiction as the family disease it is. Thus it is critical for the family, in addition to the addict, to be guided through the recovery process by a professional; this process frequently relies on additional methods of treatment such as detox, residential, intensive outpatient, and 12 step meetings. Another element of my practice is to help evaluate such needs, make referrals and assist in navigating the treatment process.

Beth is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist with a practice in Long Beach, California. For more information on her services, please contact her at (562) 239-2281. 

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Beth Nadel
4433 E. Village Road, Suite I
Long Beach, CA 90808
David Sequeira, Ph.D
David Sequeira, Ph.D
Long Beach, CA 90815

What therapy approach(es) do you utilize? What issues do you specify treatment for?

I have my own method in therapy. I tell my patients that I steal flowers from the garden of all famous teachers in the past, but the bouquet is mine.

Very often people come for therapy and they do not know what is going on in their lives. They are not enjoying their lives. After I have done a through biopsychosocial, I discover what is wrong in their lives and I tell them what I think is their problems and how I would like to treat them. If we want to build a house, the first thing is the foundation. The stronger the foundation, the taller the building. We too have a foundation i.e., our self-esteem, so that is the first thing to deal with. Improve their self-esteem and help them to form their boundaries. It is only when a person begins to respect and love themselves that they begin to grow.

How does one know if therapy is right for them?

If people are not enjoying what they are doing and not satisfied with their lives, then I think therapy will be a great help for them.

What can one expect to gain from therapy?

The goal of therapy, in my humble opinion, is to clean the past as much as possible, focus on the present and plan for the future. If one does not learn from the past, the past will repeat itself.

What is unique about you as a therapist?

My conception of therapy is like playing baseball. There are 3 bases before one can go to the home base. In the same way in therapy, the first base is to get my patient physically healthy. The second base is to take care of the emotional health, and finally the spiritual health. Only going through the three bases that one can go to the home base, which is happiness and tranquility. I treated substance abusers for 24 years and I have learned about the 12 steps. I practice the 12 steps each day in my life and it has made a great difference. I substitute the word “alcohol” with “people, places and things”. We need to give up control over people, places and things as every problem occurs because we are constantly trying to control people, places and things. I teach my patients to do their best and then give the rest in the Hands of their Higher Power.

What relationship exists between mental health and substance abuse?

Some years ago, a study was done at Kaiser Permanente Hospital and they found that 80% of all patients at the hospital had something to do with substance abuse. Many people want to escape from their problems by drowning them in different substances.

David Sequeira, Ph.D. is a Psychologist in Long Beach, California. For more information, please call (424) 477-4383.

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David Sequeira, Ph.D
1945 Palo Verde Ave, Suite 202
Long Beach, CA 90815
Gail Desilets
Gail Desilets
Long Beach, CA 90806

1. What therapy approach(es) do you utilize? What issues do you specify treatment for?

I am a therapist who utilizes Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and Solution Focused Brief Therapy (SFBT).  My approach is influenced by Positive Psychology using a Humanistic approach. I am located in Long Beach, CA. I provide individual and couples therapy for adults. I believe people are more likely to make meaningful changes in their lives when they feel strong, capable, and supported. I welcome the LGBT community!

 Specialties: 

 INDIVIDUALS:

  -Depression

  -Anxiety

  -Bereavement

  -Life Transitions

 COUPLES:

  -Communication Skills

  -Conflict Resolution

  -Healthy Boundaries

  -Premarital Counseling

 

2. How does one know if therapy is right for them?

Therapy is right for anyone who is ready to change his or her life for the better.  Being ready is the key. Finding a therapist you feel comfortable with is the first step in that process.

 

3. What can one expect to gain from therapy?

Working with the right therapist can lead to finally having the life you knew you were meant to have. One can expect to gain insight and perhaps a new perspective to life's problems. In the best case scenario, therapy can result in the transformation of a person's world.

 

4. What is unique about you as a therapist?

My approach is collaborative. We will become partners in good mental health.  I assume that you know you better than I do. Between my education and experience and your good ideas and participation we can make life better together.  People are often surprised when they call (562) 477-2530.  They will actually get me on the phone.  I am accessible and eager to connect with clients. I have a beautiful freeway close office.  I believe the entire experience of seeing a therapist from plenty of lit parking to having beautiful surroundings is important to the whole experience. Like a spa treatment for the mind, my hope is that my clients look forward to every session as I do.

 

5. What relationship exists between mental health and substance abuse?

I don't work a lot with substance abuse which may be obvious in my response, but what I do know is that some people have a hard time managing difficult feelings.  I believe using substances can some times be about coping with difficult feelings or memories.  When new coping strategies are learned one no longer needs to suppress these difficult feelings or memories.

 

Gail is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist with a private practice in Long Beach, CA. If you are interested in her services please contact her at (562) 477-2530. 

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Gail Desilets
3780 Kilroy Airport Way, Suite 200
Long Beach, CA 90806
Liz Dube
Liz Dube
Long Beach, CA

1. What therapy approach(es) do you utilize? What issues do you specify treatment for? 

I utilize Cognitive Behavioral, Bowen/Multigenerational and Systems Therapy. I specialize in sex therapy so most of my clients are struggling with relationship and sexual satisfaction. I see many couples with mismatched sexual desire or problems with intimacy as well as clients with sexual trauma, erectile dysfunction, premature ejaculation, vaginismus and other related sexual pain disorders, coming out issues related to their sexual orientation, PTSD, and anxiety. 

 

2. How does one know if therapy is right for them?

I think therapy is right for everyone. The difficult part is finding a therapist with whom you feel comfortable enough to share your struggles and secrets in order to move forward to make things different.

 

3. What can one expect to gain from therapy?

Insight into why we continue to repeat the same mistakes, tools to change our thought and behavior patterns, and hopefully a more positive outlook on life and greater life and relationship satisfaction.

 

4. What is unique about you as a therapist?

Certainly the topic in which I specialize... sex. I am unique from other people in general in that I feel comfortable talking about the things that the majority of our population feels uncomfortable. I take great pride in having the skills and abilities to make others feel comfortable enough to talk to me about things they have never shared with anyone else.

 

5. What relationship exists between mental health and substance abuse?

I believe substance abuse is a way that many people learn to cope with the challenges of life. People who were never taught how to deal effectively with adversity, pain, sadness, anger, etc. often learn to use substances because they don't know any other way to cope. Also, people who haven't had a safe place to share or process their pain, sadness, anger, etc. find moments of relief in substances. When people are mentally healthy we don't see them using substances to cope with their pain, sadness, anger, etc. We see them coping with it head on with tools like expressing wants, needs and feelings, creating healthy boundaries, regular self care, etc. 

 

 

Liz is a Clinical Sexologist and Registered Marriage and Family Therapist Intern with private practices in Long Beach, CA and Newport Beach, CA. She also practices at the Buehler Institue located at 1601 Dove Street Suite 242 in Newport Beach, CA. If you are interested in her services, please contact (562) 277-1069 or visit  talksexwithliz.com/

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Long Beach, CA
Megan Layton
Megan Layton
Long Beach, CA 90808

What types of services do you offer? What issues do you specify treatment for?

Services I offer: Individual and group psychotherapy. I treat a wide variety of mental health issues, including anxiety, depression, relationship issues, etc. I specialize in working with people with eating and weight disorders.

What therapy modalities do you use in your practices?

Modalities: individual, couples, families, and groups.

When should one seek treatment?

One should seek treatment when they are experiencing symptoms that are impacting their daily functioning, including in their personal experiences, their relationships, their work lives, etc, and they are wanting to decrease and/or eliminate these symptoms.

Why should someone choose to come to your practice?

Someone should choose to meet with me if they want a therapist who has a solid educational therapeutic foundation, an openness to holistic and/or spiritual healing tools, a great deal of empathy for the pain people experience, and a psychodynamic and integrative theoretical approach.

What relationship exists between mental health and substance abuse? What services do you provide for someone suffering with either and/or both?

Mental health and chemical dependency issues are typically interrelated. Mental health issues often underlie CD issues, and CD issues can often times trigger mental health issues. I offer the above stated services for people dealing with these issues.

Megan is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist with a practice in Long Beach, California. For more information on her services please contact her at (562) 356-1111. 

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Megan Layton
4433 Village Road, Suite P
Long Beach, CA 90808
Transitions Support Group Center
Transitions Support Group Center
Long Beach, CA 90804

What types of services do you offer?

Transitions Support Group Center provides local, accessible, and affordable social support groups. We offer a variety of support groups and programs at our facility.

What issues do you specify treatment for?

We offer 10 different support groups: Recently Divorced, Low Self-Esteem, Anxiety & Depression, Relationship Troubles, Grief, Unemployment, Parenting, LGBT Support, HIV+ Support, and Anger Management. We also offer Life Coaching. Life Coaching helps you discover what matters most to you and maximize your personal and professional potential.

What therapy modalities do you use in your practice?

Transitions Support Group Center does not provide therapy but our support group discussions and activities embrace a variety of philosophies. Most of our activities are based on cognitive behavioral techniques. These activities help our members challenge their perceptions and negative thought patterns to improve their emotions and behaviors.

When should one seek treatment?

Support groups bring people with similar challenges together. They help reduce feelings of isolation and provide an opportunity for members to share coping strategies, support, and encouragement. Support groups are an inexpensive addition or alternative to therapy and do not require referrals or insurance.

Why should someone choose to come to your practice?

Transitions' certified and knowledgeable staff is committed to providing our members with multiple supportive services. We take a holistic approach to our groups by ensuring our members experience emotional, social, and mental support. Each group follows a 10 week program that was designed by a team of psychologists in order to create the best environment for group discussion and personal growth. We believe that everyone should have access to social and emotional support regardless of income, medical insurance, or availability. We offer evening and weekend support group sessions to accommodate our members' work schedules.

What relationship exists between mental health and substance abuse? What services do you provide for someone suffering with either and/or both?

Transitions Support Group Center does not currently offer a support group for challenges related to substance abuse. However, people struggling with substance abuse often have other challenges as well such as low self-esteem, anger, depression, and anxiety. Transitions’ support groups can help with those other challenges.

Transitions Support Group Center provides support groups in Long Beach, California. For more information on their services, please visit www.transitionsgroups.org or contact them at (562) 344-5022. 

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Transitions Support Group Center
4105 E. 7th St.
Long Beach, CA 90804
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