Addiction Counseling in San Diego

You want to be free from your harmful relationship with alcohol or drugs. But even when you’ve told yourself you’ll quit, you can’t seem to overcome the urges that cause you to keep using. If you can’t find a way to manage these urges, you’ll experience greater anxiety and depression, worsening health, and more conflict with the people who care about you. Eventually, the feelings of guilt and shame become unbearable.

Left untreated, addiction gets progressively worse. You lose your willpower and self-control. Your world becomes smaller and smaller to the point where it revolves around your addiction. If what you’ve tried up to now hasn’t worked, it’s time to get professional help. Choosing to work with a compassionate therapist with expertise in addiction is the first step toward recovery.

No one deserves to suffer the pain of addiction.

Denise O'Neil San Diego Addiction Therapist


I’m glad you’re here and you’ve made the decision
to turn your life around.

My passion is helping people like you end their dependency on substances. In my years of experience, I’ve found addiction to be a symptom of an underlying cause.  Therefore, I take an integrative, mind-body approach to get to the root of the problem. As trauma is a major source of addictive behaviors, I work with a trauma-informed philosophy of care.  Therapy is a pathway for growth and healing, as well as an opportunity to explore thoughts and feelings. My commitment is to create an environment where you feel safe, respected and understood.


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