Therapists Specializing in Substance Abuse in Texas

Substance abuse is a mental health concern that involves the harmful use of alcohol, drugs, or other substances. Any substance use that raises concern, leads to impairments in daily functioning, or causes distress is important to discuss with a professional. Specialized and knowledgeable therapeutic care can help both the individual experiencing addiction or navigating recovery, as well as their family and loved ones.

The following therapists can help individuals understand the role of substances in their life and lessen their impact. Treatment approaches vary, but therapists with expertise in this area may use harm reduction or motivational interviewing techniques to help clients build momentum and commitment toward behavior change. Other therapists might bring specific expertise in other efficacious modalities, such as cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) or family behavior therapy (FBT).

Find therapists in Texas who specialize in substance abuse below. These therapists have been vetted by the Zencare team for clinically rigorous, quality care. Visit their profiles to watch an introductory video and book a free initial call to find a good fit!


Mend Counseling

Mend Counseling

Online Sessions, TX

5307 East Mockingbird Lane, Dallas, TX, 75206

Accepting new clients in-person & online
Out-of-pocket-fees: $150 per session

At Mend Counseling, we believe that lasting change is possible and that individuals can learn to heal and grow from painful experiences through a warm, inviting, and non-judgmental environment. Mend offers holistic and integrated services for children, adolescents, and adults. Our therapists partner with individuals to create achievable goals and provide a treatment plan that is tailored to each person’s unique needs, objectives, and developmental level. Our clinicians have experience working in a variety of inpatient, outpatient, hospital, private practice, and agency settings.

Annie Tam, LPC, specializes in working with mothers and young women in building self-confidence, finding identity and purpose, and creating an intentional, wholehearted life. She is EMDR Certified and offers coaching and consulting services in addition to counseling.

Michelle Torres, LCSW, LCDC, supports adults and teens healing from trauma, anxiety, and those desiring to improve their emotional well-being. She is an EMDR Certified clinician and trained in DBT.

Meagan Parks, LPC, RPT specializes in working with young children, adolescents and their parents supporting a range of psychological and emotional challenges through play, activity and talk therapy; including eating disorders, disordered eating, anxiety, depression, grief and loss and body-image concerns.

Using a variety of treatment modalities including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), Jackie Matney, LPC helps clients is to build resilience against depression, anxiety, grief, trauma, interpersonal conflict, suicidality, and self-image issues, so that clients may discover wellness.

Jessica Stanko, LPC works with adolescents and young adults experiencing challenges such as low self-esteem, anxiety, and depression, and also works within family systems to help foster connection and healthy boundaries between adolescents and caregivers.

Nikki Shawn, RD offers nutritional counseling and meal planning utilizing a Health at Every Size approach that helps individuals become free of the guilt and shame surrounding eating.


Adrienne  Balcom

Adrienne Balcom

205 East Monroe Street, Austin, TX, 78704

Online Sessions, TX

Accepting new clients online
Out-of-pocket-fees: $125 per session

I find fulfillment and gratitude in my work with clients and I’m honored to witness the journey to wellness, authenticity, and self-compassion. I’m a warm and compassionate therapist who is also direct and challenging in order to best support your continued growth.

Finding the right therapist can be difficult but is so important. It’s hard to tell if we might be a good fit based just on a statement, picture, or website. I invite you to schedule a consultation where we can explore what’s going on and if I’m the best person to help.


Sean  Stiller

Sean Stiller

Online Sessions, TX

Insurances: Cigna, United Healthcare, Oxford Health Plans, Optum
Accepting new clients online
Out-of-pocket-fees: $140 per session

No matter what you situation is or how difficult it seems, I want to let know: Things Can Get Better! Even if you have been in counseling before or it feels hopeless: Things Can Get Better. It will take a commitment and work on your part, but Things Can Get Better.

My promise to you as a professional and someone who loves helping people is this: I will do my absolute best to create a non-judgmental place where you can voice your hopes and concerns. I will also promise to be honest and respectful.

Lastly, I have a few questions for you...

How good will it feel when you are feeling and doing better? Who will be the first person who notices when you've met your therapy goals?

I look forward to working with you on this awesome journey to reaching your personal goals. Talk with you soon!


Blanca  Sanchez-Navarro

Blanca Sanchez-Navarro

3407 West Slaughter Lane, Austin, TX, 78748

Online Sessions, TX

Accepting new clients in-person & online
Out-of-pocket-fees: $135 per session

Now is the right time.

Making the decision to address personal problems is meaningful, and I recognize how difficult it can be to find the right therapist to help. It's important to know that therapy takes hard work and dedication to face realities of the past, present and future and sometimes even more difficult to address the role we play in our own struggles. I work to provide a balance of compassion, support and accountability, so that sorting through the web of issues becomes less like a trap and more like a chance for freedom of choice and a happy life.


Kennedy  Sabelko

Kennedy Sabelko

Online Sessions, TX

Insurances: Aetna, Blue Cross Blue Shield, Cigna, United Healthcare, Optum
Accepting new clients online
Out-of-pocket-fees: $70 - $120 per session

Hello folks, I hope we can form a therapeutic relationship in order for me to provide you with my clinical expertise and lifetime of experiences in order for you to improve the quality of your life in order for you to thrive!

Through Cognitive Restructuring, I can teach you the skills to prevent those negative anxiety-producing thoughts from ruminating out of control until you find yourself down that old familiar “rabbit hole” that we can’t get out of.

As a biracial adopted individual, who has experienced significant past trauma, I can certainly relate to ethnic identity and cultural related concerns from a Trauma-Informed lens.

But wait, there’s more! As part of the LGBTQI+ community, I can provide guidance and therapy to individuals who struggle with sexual or gender identity concerns.

Hope to see you soon!

-Kennedy


Ample + Rooted

Ample + Rooted

Online Sessions, TX

1700 South Lamar Boulevard, Austin, TX, 78704

Accepting new clients online
Out-of-pocket-fees: $75 - $125 per session

Ample + Rooted is an inclusive therapy practice and we believe it is our birthright to inhabit, trust and honor our physical and emotional selves without shame. We believe in cultivating a healing home for the whole you and that this healing and belonging is profoundly vital in creating a more equitable and just world. We believe compassion, pleasure and embodiment lead the way toward healing and liberation.

Our work is rooted in relational therapy: We believe the most powerful aspect of therapy lies within relationships, including the one between client and therapist. While many therapists practice a hands-off approach, you're more likely to find us engaging you in the kind of deep, personal work we've seen lead to true healing and growth. It's work that begins with a genuine, respectful and trusting relationship – and the understanding that each of us is the foremost expert in ourselves.

We cultivate a safe and welcoming space of compassion and connection. Our practice is rooted in Health at Every Size®, Body Trust®, fat-positive, sex-positive, LGBTQ+ affirming, harm reduction, trauma-informed, and anti-oppressive frameworks. We are poly and kink affirming and allied with those engaged in sex work.

The name of our practice grew out of the belief that each of us is whole and beautiful as we are; that it is our birthright to inhabit, trust and honor our physical selves without shame; and all that we need to learn, heal and grow is already inside of us. We are bountiful. We are expansive. We are ample.

Our therapy practice promotes connection within ourselves and with one another. It is a space, whether experienced virtually or in person, for becoming grounded in ourselves and the greater world. Here, we are connected. We are mindful. We are rooted.

We are Ample + Rooted.


Angela  Carey

Angela Carey

Online Sessions, TX

14001 Bee Cave Parkway, Bee Cave, TX, 78738

Accepting new clients in-person & online
Out-of-pocket-fees: $85 - $100 per session

I believe life is about continuous learning and growing in order to evolve to your true self by being free of self-judgement and full of self -love. Sometimes we encounter trauma that creates deep hurt and pain. Trauma impacts our body and mind which can then cause us to feel stuck in repeated patterns of behavior that do not serve us. Often our ability to embrace the suffering can feel overwhelming. This is when it becomes important to find the courage to seek out meaningful support that will allow for processing and healing to happen.

Being open to counseling and discovering the honesty of your own heart can help you gain clarity and feel inspired to live the life of your dreams. A life where you are free of shame and able to envision today and tomorrow with hope and full of endless possibilities. Sometimes finding your inspiration involves listening to your intuition and learning how to fully connect with yourself and your heart's desires.

Thanks for reaching out and exploring therapy options. Finding the right therapist and fit is important and I am glad you're seeking support at this time. I'm here for you, if you feel it's right for you at this time. Take care.


Nicole  Richardson

Nicole Richardson

Online Sessions, TX

Insurances: Blue Cross Blue Shield, United Healthcare
Waitlist available online
Out-of-pocket-fees: $125 per session

Are you tired with dealing with what feels like the same old patterns or bad habits? We can all get stuck in bad loops but if you’re ready to take your power back, I’m ready to support you in that work.

Much of my work centers on perfectionism, trauma, chemical dependence and couples who are struggling. Change is really difficult but you have already taken a bold step by looking through profiles and trying to find your best fit. My style is direct and client-centered; you set the goals and the pace. This is your life and you get to decide how you live it.


James Edmund Nichols

James Edmund Nichols

Online Sessions, TX

12319 Willow Wild Drive, Austin, TX, 78758

Accepting new clients in-person & online
Out-of-pocket-fees: $80 per session

Most people I know don't aspire to be that average, center-of-the-bell-curve person. In different ways, we all deviate from the norm, which explains our own uniqueness. My aim as a therapist is to work with individuals, couples, triads, and families in a way that celebrates their uniqueness and "incurable deviance" from the norm. By meeting you where you are, with who you are, in a way that makes best use of your unique strengths, hopes, dreams, and quirks, we can work together as client(s) and therapist to help you address your current challenges, get lots more of what you want, develop skills, transform, and explore new choices available to you.

I am trained in a variety of approaches and integrate them in a way to best serve the individual client with therapy, counseling, and coaching services. My current fee per session is $80. My trainings and certifications include Mindfulness/Insight-based therapies, CBT, SFBT ACT, EMDR, Clinical Hypnosis, Metaphors of Movement, Provocative Changeworks, and NLP.

It takes courage to begin therapy and coaching. My experience is that once you begin, you'll experience changes immediately. I welcome clients from diverse backgrounds and if we're not a good fit I will help you find someone who is. I am a proud ally to LGBTQ folks and am kink and poly aware. I welcome adult and senior clients and have immediate openings. Due to Covid-19 most of my sessions are being done via telehealth. I am willing to discuss meeting in person on a case-by-case basis.


Collective Counseling Solutions

Collective Counseling Solutions

Online Sessions, TX

Insurances: Aetna, Blue Cross Blue Shield, Beacon Health Options, Cigna, Humana, NYU Student Health Insurance (Wellfleet / Cigna PPO), Tricare, United Healthcare, Magellan Health, FIT Student Health Insurance (United Healthcare), Aetna Student Health Insurance, United Healthcare Student Health Plan, Columbia University Student Health Insurance Plan (Aetna), New School Student Insurance (United Healthcare Student Resources)
Accepting new clients online
Out-of-pocket-fees: $100 - $200 per session

Collective Counseling Solutions is a group of dedicated therapists who provide remote therapy sessions to clients throughout the United States. Working with clients of all ages, from children to adults, the therapists at Collective Counseling Solutions support those facing a wide range of challenges and concerns, including anxiety, depression, trauma, and addiction.

The therapists at Collective Counseling Solutions are in-network with many insurances and offer a range of fees in order to be an affordable and accessible resource for individuals seeking passionate and professional mental health care.


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