Sunnyvale Therapy

Stacy O'Leary, LMFT

California License LMFT40414

As a Sunnyvale therapist, I help people heal from trauma, childhood abuse, anxiety, stress, alcohol abuse, addiction, loss, and grief. I use EMDR therapy, mindfulness therapy, cognitive behavioral therapy, and guided meditations.

Substance Abuse & Addiction Counseling

Sunnyvale Therapist - Stacy O'Leary, LMFT

Addiction gets in the way of truly living your life and reaching your goals. Using drugs may have started as a way to cope or have fun with friends. With substance abuse and addiction, you begin to use the drug more frequently at the exclusion of other activities. Part of counseling is finding different ways to cope and have fun.

Substance abuse problems can vary in intensity. Marijuana and other substances can seem harmless in the beginning, but an addiction can take on a life of its own. Sometimes, people are unsure if they can quit or if they want to quit. Substance abuse counseling can help you decide what you want to do.

Addicted & High Functioning?

People with substance abuse problems can appear to be functioning okay- still working, taking care of a family, owning a home, etc. But even when things appear okay on the outside, addiction eats away at a person's self-esteem, happiness, motivation, etc.

Therapy for Substance Abuse & Drug Addiction

Therapy can help if you are

  • Unsure if you have a drug problem

  • Ambivalent about stopping

  • Wanting to stop but are not sure how to stay clean and sober

  • Struggling with recovery

In therapy, you can

  • Decide if you want to stop using (or cut back)

  • Develop a plan to get clean

  • Identify triggers to using

  • Find other coping strategies

  • Find other ways to have fun

  • Work through underlying issues and past trauma that contributed to addiction

If interested, please also visit my pages on codependencyinternet addiction, and alcohol abuse counseling.

You can also read my blog posts about addiction.

Addiction Recovery Groups (Non-12-Step Groups)

Some people just use counseling, and others prefer to use self-help groups. If you are interested in non-12-step groups, such as SMART Recovery, Women for Sobriety, or LifeRing, see my alcohol abuse counseling page for links.

Twelve-Step Recovery Groups

Narcotics Anonymous - na.org or peninsulana.org for Mountain View/Palo Alto or sjna.org for Sunnyvale/San Jose (There are many NA meetings in and near Sunnyvale.)  Most meetings are 'open' meetings which means that anyone can attend; 'closed' meetings are only for addicts- defined as a person with any substance addiction, not just narcotic addiction. The NA program focuses on recovery from addiction in general, instead of addiction to a specific substance. Phone # (650) 802-5950

Marijuana Anonymous - marijuana-anonymous.org (Several local meetings)  Phone # (800) 766-6779

Cocaine Anonymous - ca.org (Several local meetings)

Buddhist Recovery Groups

Recovery Dharma - recoverydharma.org

Therapy Office in Sunnyvale

My office is in Sunnyvale, California on Wolfe Rd., near El Camino Real (also close to Santa Clara, Cupertino, and Mountain View). Parking is easy; there is a large parking lot.

1021 S. Wolfe Rd., Suite 255
Sunnyvale, CA 94086

Directions to Sunnyvale Therapy Office

About Me

I am a therapist/counselor in Sunnyvale, California. I work with adults, teenagers, and children. (LMFT Lic. # LMFT40414)

Please visit my therapy home page for more information about me.

To Schedule an Appointment or Ask Questions

Call me at (650) 429-8224 or email me at stacy@stacyoleary.com to ask any questions you have or set up an appointment. You can also schedule a free phone consultation with me.