Online Addiction Treatment: Online Addiction Therapy

Schedule Your 15-Minute Free Consultation

Young man participating in online therapy for addiction recovery.

Online therapy for addiction recovery increases your confidentiality to protect your reputation and privacy so you can relax and focus on your sobriety.

Online Addiction Therapy

You are not alone. You are not weak. You are not strange or worthless. Addiction is not rare or something to be ashamed of. Addiction is a symptom. Your addiction is telling you to get help. 

You are worth helping. You deserve support.

Addiction is much more common than most people think. Research shows that 1 in 3 people are addicted to something. That “something” ranges from things like shopping and food to drugs and alcohol. Many people experience a mix of different types of addictions. You are valuable and you can recover. You do not have to deal with your addiction on your own. An online addiction therapist can support you through the process. Online therapy for addiction recovery can support you as you sort things out and get back to living life on your terms.

Addiction is when “something” has control over you to the point that it interferes with your life in a significant way. It could impact your relationships, your ability to work, concentrate, provide for yourself and your family or keep a daily schedule.

In short, “something” is messing with your life in a way that controls you, disrupts your life, takes your time and causes you harm. Your “something” could be alcohol, drugs, work, nicotine, gambling, food, shopping, gaming, pornography or any number of things. No matter what is disrupting your life, you can get back your control and live life on your terms with online substance use treatment.

Addiction always has a reason. It doesn’t happen in a vacuum. Addiction often comes with other life issues. Relationship problems, anger, low self-esteem, depression, anxiety, trauma, PTSD, grief, and loss often accompany substance dependence. Everyone has their own unique mix of circumstances that got them where they are and everyone has their own ideas of what they want their life to look like without substances running the show.

A connection exists between addiction and different areas of your life experience. Recovery that takes into account the emotional, physical and social factors that play a role in becoming dependent is more likely to be successful. Emotional experiences are often an underlying cause for substance use and addiction. For instance, undue stress, burnout or trauma are common precursors to dependence. Undiagnosed mental health issues can also lead to substance use.

Consider the physical side of addiction. Many addictions run in families and have a genetic component. Stress also plays a physical role. Addressing cravings and strategies for physical health creates a smoother transition to sobriety. If you have a physical dependency, you may need additional help from a medical professional for detoxification support and to handle withdrawal symptoms.

Take a close look at your social environment. Where you spend your time and who you spend it with has a strong impact on your thoughts and behaviors. Choose a social environment that supports you and your recovery. A positive environment can reduce your stress, increase your confidence and support your sobriety.

Addressing your underlying issues is crucial for your mental health and recovery. Recovery is about every aspect of your life. It is about building a sustainable lifestyle that fits your needs and how you want to live your life. Online addiction therapy can help you do that.

When most people think about addiction treatment, they think of the 12-step program process. While that works for some, it is not the best fit for everyone. The 12-step program uses principles that don’t fit all circumstances. I use a different approach that is more personalized and discrete using online therapy for addiction recovery.

My approach works well for people who care about their reputation and privacy. My confidential approach can help protect your financial security. If you own your own business or have a high profile in your community, sharing your personal experiences in a group setting could be damaging. Working with an addiction therapist on the internet protects your reputation. When we meet individually using teletherapy, we reduce the risk that someone in your community will learn about your treatment. Confidentiality and privacy can help shield you from the judgment of others. They will never see you coming or going to a facility. They will not accidentally run into you in a waiting room. In addition, if you don’t live in my community, you will not encounter me anywhere either. You will have no accidental exposure risk at all. Instead, I will interact with you privately. Our therapeutic focus will be on you and you alone. 

Personalisation of treatment is key. Recovery is not a one-size-fits-all process. We will not waste time on things that are not relevant to you and what you want.

What your recovery looks like depends on you and your individual needs. When you work with an online counselor, your treatment will be customized to your needs. Whether you abstain completely from a substance or behavior entirely, practice harm reduction or embrace moderation, is your choice. I will support you in what is right for you and your unique situation. You are in control of your own well-being.

Scrabble tiles spell out ADDICTION TREATMENT on a wooden table. for online addiction treatment.
In short, “something” is messing with your life in a way that controls you, disrupts your life, takes your time and causes you harm. Your “something” could be alcohol, drugs, work, nicotine, gambling, food, shopping, gaming, pornography or any number of things. No matter what is disrupting your life, you can get back your control and live life on your terms.


Addiction always has a reason. It doesn’t happen in a vacuum. Addiction often comes with other life issues. Relationship problems, anger, low self-esteem, depression, anxiety, trauma, PTSD, grief and loss often accompany addiction. Everyone has their own unique mix of circumstances that got them where they are and everyone has their own ideas of what they want their life to look like without addiction running the show.

A connection exists between addiction and different areas of your life experience. Recovery that takes into account the emotional, physical and social factors that play a role in becoming dependent is more likely to be successful. Emotional experiences are often an underlying cause for substance use and addiction. For instance, undue stress, burnout or trauma are common precursors to addiction. Undiagnosed mental health issues can also lead to substance use.

Consider the physical side of addiction. Many addictions run in families and have a genetic component. Stress also plays a physical role. Addressing cravings and strategies for physical health creates a smoother transition to sobriety. If you have a physical dependency, you may need additional help from a medical professional for detoxification support and to handle withdrawal symptoms.

Take a close look at your social environment. Where you spend your time and who you spend it with has a strong impact on your thoughts and behaviors. Choose a social environment that supports you and your recovery. A positive environment can reduce your stress, increase your confidence and support your sobriety.

Addressing your underlying issues is crucial for your mental health and recovery. Recovery is about every aspect of your life. It is about building a sustainable lifestyle that fits your needs and how you want to live your life.

When most people think about addiction treatment, they think of the 12-step program process. While that works for some, it is not the best fit for everyone. The 12-step program uses principles that don’t fit all circumstances. I use a different approach that is more personalized and discrete.

My approach works well for people who care about their reputation and privacy. My confidential approach can help protect your financial security. If you own your own business or have a high profile in your community, sharing your personal experiences in a group setting could be damaging. When we meet individually on a secure telehealth platform, we reduce the risk that someone in your community will learn about your treatment. Confidentiality and privacy can help shield you from the judgment of others. They will never see you coming or going to a facility. They will not accidentally run into you in a waiting room. In addition, if you don’t live in my community, you will not encounter me anywhere either. You will have no accidental exposure risk at all. Instead, I will interact with you privately. Our therapeutic focus will be on you and you alone. 

Personalisation of treatment is key. Recovery is not a one-size-fits-all process. We will not waste time on things that are not relevant to you and what you want.

What your recovery looks like depends on you and your individual needs. Whether you abstain completely from a substance or behavior entirely or embrace moderation, is your choice. I will support you in what is right for you and your unique situation. You are in control of your own well-being.

What is online addiction therapy for substance abuse?

In recent years, there has been an increase in the number of people struggling with addiction. Substance abuse is a significant problem in the United States, and finding the help you need can be challenging. Traditional rehab programs can be expensive and time-consuming. You may not have access to a traditional rehab program within a reasonable distance.

There is a common misconception that addiction is a choice and that those who struggle with addiction are weak-willed. The stereotype of weakness could not be further from the truth. Addiction is a chronic, progressive disease that requires professional treatment. Unfortunately, many people who need addiction counseling do not receive it because they do not have access to or cannot afford traditional treatment in a facility.

Online addiction therapy for substance abuse removes all these barriers. It's convenient and affordable. It can be done from home and does not require a huge time commitment. Online counseling can be helpful if you are struggling with addiction and want to get help but don't want to attend a traditional rehab program.

What's the difference between online addiction treatment and in-person treatment?

The most significant difference is that you don't have to go to a specific location to receive treatment. You can receive help virtually from anywhere in California.

Studies show that the outcome is the same with telehealth addiction therapy as with in-person services.

Instead of face-to-face individual or group sessions where you share your experience with others, with teletherapy for addiction, you have personalized individual counseling based on your personal needs.

Working with a professional addiction therapist is accessible, convenient, cost-effective, and totally private.

The owrd addiction hilighted in an online addiction counselor book.

An online addiction counselor can help you live the life you want.


What are the benefits of online addiction therapy?




Why should I try online addiction therapy?

Online therapy offers all of the benefits of traditional in-person addiction therapy but is more accessible. It also allows you to receive treatment at home or wherever you feel comfortable. Choosing your own location can be especially helpful if you struggle with addiction and co-occurring mental health disorders. It is common for mental health disorders to go hand in hand with substance abuse.



  • It's easier to stay committed to your recovery when attending virtual sessions is convenient.
  • Virtual addiction counseling is easier to fit into your schedule.
  • It is discrete and secure and protects your anonymity.
  • There is no travel involved.
  • There is no requirement to participate in group activities.
  • You can choose to attend therapy where you feel most comfortable.
Woman working with an online addiction therapist sitting on a white couch using her laptop.

You can work with an online addiction therapist from the comport of your own home.

What is it like to work with an online addiction therapist?

What makes online addiction therapy different is instead of visiting an addiction treatment center several times a week for services, you can get help without leaving your home. You can connect with your licensed counselor through secure, HIPAA compliant video chat from your computer or mobile device.

Your treatment plans will be unique to you, not a one-size-fits-all manualized program. We will tailor your plan to your needs and the lifestyle you want and address your concerns. You help build the timeline based on where you are now, your goals and where you want to be when treatment ends. You choose your own support recovery team to help you through the process. Your team can include friends, family members, medical professionals and outside group programs.

Each session will build on the session before and address the experiences you have between sessions. We will track your progress, review what has been working well and find different solutions to things that are not a good fit. There is no reason to suffer through things that don't fit with who you are and who you want to be. You can overcome addiction on your own terms.

You are in charge of how long treatment lasts. You decide what behavioral changes you want to make. There is no set curriculum to complete, so you are the one who directs your progress and how you want to be supported. Everything is custom-designed for you.

Click Here to Schedule

Your Free 15-Minute Consultation

>