Harm Reduction Therapy Organizations and Individual Practitioners


The following is a list of all of the harm reduction therapists, organizations, and websites that we are aware of at the time of writing. We know most of these programs, therapists or counselors personally; the others have come recommended by people we know. 

 

Not all of these therapists or programs practice strict harm reduction.  Several are “recovery” or abstinence oriented but still work with active users, are not 12-step based and use evidence-based and non-coercive practices. Some call themselves “gradualists”; i.e., they use humane and gradual methods to move someone toward “recovery”. We note such programs with an asterisk (*). In addition, because we do not supervise these therapists, we cannot guarantee that prospective clients would receive the same treatment from the following therapists and programs that we have described in our books and writings.  Clients should interview them to determine if they fully practice the principles in our work.  A chapter in Over the Influence coaches drug users in the questions to ask a prospective program or therapist.

 

 

CALIFORNIA

Practical Recovery Services

A. Thomas Horvath, PhD

8950 Villa La Jolla Drive, Suite B214

La Jolla, CA 92037-1708

858-453-4777

www.practicalrecovery.com

[email protected]

 

Addiction Alternatives

Marc Kern, PhD

A Division of Life Management Skills, Inc.

Beverly Hills Medical Tower

1125 South Beverly Drive

Los Angeles, CA 90035

310-275-5433

www.habitdoc.com

[email protected]

 

Dee-Dee Stout, MA, CACD-II

Responsible Recovery, Harm Reduction Recovery TM

2340 Powell Street, Suite 163
Emeryville, CA 94608
510.919.9678

www.responsiblerecovery.org

[email protected]

Dee Dee is a Certified Addictions Counselor and recovery coach, but is not a psychotherapist.

 

Milestones Ranch Malibu (Residential Treatment)*

(866) 874-9774

http://www.milestonesranch.com

[email protected]

 

 

HAWAII

 

Peter Guay, PhD

3615 Harding Avenue, Suite 304

Honolulu, HI 96816

808-732-5633

 

 

PACIFIC NORTHWEST

 

Addictive Behaviors Research Center

University of Washington

Dept. of Psychology

Box 351525

Seattle, WA 98195-1525

Voicemail: (206) 685-1395

Fax: (206) 685-1310

http://depts.washington.edu/abrc/


 

 

Athena Dorey,MSW, CSWA

Portland Harm Reduction Therapy

4225 NE Tillamook St
Portland, OR 97213
P: 503.914.6397
E:[email protected]

 

 

COLORADO

 

Robert Unger, LCSW, PhD, CACIII
2455 Broadway
Boulder, CO 80304
303-938-9494
www.robertungerphd.com

 

Scott R. Petersen, LCSW, CADC

P O Box 201630

Denver, CO 80220

Phone: 312-515-3090

[email protected]

 

 

MIDWEST

 

Heartland Health Outreach Mental Health & Addiction Services

Contact: Associate Director of Intake and Linkage

4750 North Sheridan Road
Suite 500

Chicago IL 60640

773-751-4103

[email protected]

Heartland also houses the Midwest Harm Reduction Institute

 

Behavioral Services Center (3 locations)

Eugene Isyanov, Ph.D., LCPC, CAADC

8707 Skokie Blvd., Suite 207

Skokie, IL 60077

Phone: 847-673-8577

Fax: (847) 568-0411

 

708 Florsheim Dr., 11

Libertyville, IL 60048

 

115 E. Green St., #210

Libertyville, IL 60048

Phone: 847-929-4068

www.behavioralservices.us

[email protected]

 


 

NORTHEAST

 

Paul Gitterman, LICSW, MSc.

Williamstown, MA 01267

Phone: 413-441-8093

www.paulgitterman.com

 

 

NEW YORK AREA

 

Andrew Tatarsky, PhD

Center for Integrative Psychotherapy for Addiction

303 Fifth Avenue, Suite 1403

New York, NY 10016

212-633-8157

www.andrewtatarsky.com

[email protected]

 

Center for Motivation and Change*

Jeff Foote, PhD, and Carrie Wilkins, PhD

276 5th Ave
New York, NY 10001
212-683-3339

www.motivationandchange.com

 

Debra Rothschild, PhD

30 W 70 St.
New York, NY 10023

212-721-1791

 

Michele Stocknoff, LCSW, CJAS

220 Fifth Avenue, Suite 802

New York, New York 10011

917-373-5131

[email protected]

 

Paul Geltner, DSW

24 E. 12 St. # 505
New York, NY 10003
(212) 229-0692
[email protected]

 

John P. Pasagiannis, PhD

175 West 79th Street, Suite #1A

New York, NY 10024

917-715-6357

 

Mark Sehl, PhD, LCSW
59 West 9th St.
New York, N.Y. 10011

212-228-3467

www.marksehl.com


 

Scott Kellogg, PhD*

Schema Therapy Institute

130 West 42nd Street, Suite 501

New York, NY 10036

212-221-1818 (press 4 for directory, then 5 for Dr. Kellogg’s office)

www.gradualismandaddiction.org

 

 

MID-ATLANTIC

 

Harm Reduction Psychotherapy Institute

Sima Stillings, LICSW, MAC

1875 I Street NW, Suite 549

Washington, DC 20006

202-669-4413

www.hrpi.org

[email protected]

 

 

SOUTHEAST

 

Annie Fahy MSW, RN

Harm Reduction Therapy and Motivational Interviewing

Asheville, NC

949-290-8378

[email protected]

 

Kimya E. Hodari, MA, LPC, MAC, CPCS

InnerView, LLC

Atlanta, Georgia

(404) 433-9068


 

Donn Richardson, CACII, MAC*

Aftercare, Inc.

600 West Peachtree Street, Suite 1570

Atlanta, Georgia 30308

Phone 404-271-7248

[email protected]

 

 

Guided Self-Change Clinic

Nova Southeastern University

Center for Psychological Studies

Maltz Psychology Building

3301 College Avenue

Fort Lauderdale, FL 33314

800-541-6682, ext. 5968

www.nova.edu/gsc/

[email protected]