Substance Use

Counseling for Substance Abuse

Helping teens and adults break free from the chains of drug and alcohol use.

People find various ways to cope with their emotions and life experiences. Perhaps you started using drugs or alcohol to cope with life, and now you find yourself out of control and hopeless.

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Do any of the following resonate with you?

  • You can’t take care of your daily responsibilities.
  • Or you want to stop drinking/using but you can’t.
  • Your relationships are suffering because of your substance use.
  • Maybe you don’t feel like you can connect to the people that are important to you like you used tone able to.
  • You feel like you can’t continue to live with drugs/alcohol, but you can’t imagine your life without them and how you would survive.
  • Perhaps, you don’t recognize yourself anymore.

If these sound true for you, substance abuse counseling in Florida may benefit you. We want you to know that it is okay to ask for help in addressing your substance use. Everyone needs help and support, and it takes courage to begin the journey of healing.

It’s possible to feel better and break the chains of addiction. Imagine a life where you could…

  • Discover the true you, without substances.
  • Improve your relationship with those people who are important to you.
  • Live in line with your values.
  • Feel true joy and laughter.

We understand you may be unsure about beginning addictions counseling…

Sometimes people are hesitant to start substance abuse counseling around their substance use because they are not sure they want to stop using/drinking. That’s OK! We know it is scary to think about how to deal with life without alcohol and/or drugs.

Perhaps you have even tried to quit and the anxiety or withdrawals just felt or overwhelming. We can work with you to give you the tools and resources to make manage the anxiety and move past it.

Maybe you are even wondering “Am I really that sick?” or “Do I really need help?” The reality is if you are questioning that, online therapy won’t hurt. It can help you to better understand your relationship with alcohol and drugs and create the life you want.

You will get the effective skills and support you need to shed your skin, see patterns that you couldn’t see on your own, and grow into who you really are.

We’ve helped people struggling with substance use issues face their demons and find true meaning and purpose in their life. After looking through what hasn’t worked and coming up with new solutions, clients have been able to see a light at the end of the tunnel. Our clients discover their strengths and areas for improvement and begin their path toward freedom and change.

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Other questions some of our clients have about substance abuse counseling in Florida

We know you have questions. This is a big decision, and we want you to feel more confident in your choice for who and where to start substance abuse counseling. Here are some of the most common questions we hear.

What if I am court-ordered to be in online therapy?

Don’t worry. We will help you understand the requirements and work with you through those requirements to help you fulfill them and move forward with your life.

I think there is something more than just substance use.

Absolutely! We can help you understand the reason you have turned to drugs/alcohol. Sometimes it is underlying mental health issues. We can work with you to give you the skills that you need to manage these underlying conditions.

How do I know if my child needs help?

Let us start by saying if you are questioning this it is likely time that they get help. Perhaps they are vaping at school, smoking weed, drinking on the weekends. Whatever they are doing. Research shows that substance use during the teenage years significantly increases the chances of an individual having substance use issues with more/other substances in the future. And Yes!!!! Misusing prescription pills such as Xanax and Adderall are included in this! Let us help your teen/adolescent create a better future.

Start now and find meaning, joy, and connection in life again.

Meet our expert therapists

Josette Lopez-Shipman


Specialties: Complex trauma, personality disorders, substance abuse and behavioral disorders

(Women and adolescents)

Katy Oswald


Specialties: Anxiety, depression, communication skills, addiction, eating disorders, life transitions, and emotional regulation skills.

(Ages 16+)


Specialties: First Responders, Substance use, Job stress, Spouses of first responders

(Ages 16+)

Steph, a substance abuse counselor in Florida. Online therapy in Florida makes it much easier for you to get the help you need in counseling for substance abuse in Florida. Begin addictions counseling and begin moving forward.


Specialties: Children, Play therapy, Anxiety, Substance use

(Ages 5+)

Let’s Get Started with Counseling for Substance Abuse in Florida!

When you’re ready to get started in therapy, our substance abuse counselors are here to provide you support and resources.  At our online counseling practice in Florida, you will work with one of our therapists, Michelle, BrennaAmber, or Steph, who will get to know you and discover how they can help you get to a healthier stage in life. To start your therapy journey schedule your free phone consultation to determine if this is the right service for you, or follow these simple steps:

  1. Contact True You Always
  2. Meet with one of our caring trauma therapists, Michelle, BrennaAmber, or Steph
  3. Let us hold space for you to recover and move forward.

Other Counseling Services at True You Always

Counseling for substance abuse isn’t the only service we offer in our Florida therapy practice. Other mental health services True You Always provides include anxiety treatment and stress therapycouples therapytrauma therapy and PTSD treatmentfamily therapytherapy for teenstherapy for disordered eatingtherapy for adultssubstance use disordersplay therapyjob-related stresstherapy for allergies, and chronic illnesstherapy for first responders, therapy for spouses of first responders, therapy for families of individuals with ED, and all of our services are offered via online therapy in Florida.

We also provide online life coaching which is available anywhere nationwide. Our online coaching services are here to provide you the framework to develop authenticity in your life and to develop more self-love. Our therapy services are provided in an environment that encourages authenticity. Additionally, we welcome people from all backgrounds and identities in our practice. We are LGBTQIA+ friendly therapists and are honored to walk with you wherever you are in life. Get in touch with us today to get started!

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