Man in Office

75 E Santa Clara St

San Jose, CA, 95113

(888) 478-6658


Michael O'Brien, CADC II, NCAC I, SAP

Addiction Counselor

Are you struggling with substances but feel “rehab” isn’t right for you? You don’t need to leave your job or family for a month to find the help you need. Addiction is tough: that compulsion to go back and do the same thing over and over, even though you know it's destroying your life... You feel fear, anxiety, failure, worthlessness, humiliation, contempt... You've tried to break the 'habit', get your control back, but just when you start feeling some success you stumble, and you're back in the same hole again. Breaking your substance abuse alone is not as simple as it sounds. Counseling may be more effective for you than rehab.


I've been helping people recover for over a decade. You're not 'weak'. You're just caught in a vicious cycle and I can help you end that by learning new coping skills and implementing proven strategies. We'll create a personalized plan you can achieve based on your values and goals and break the cycle. If you're contemplating change, I can help you.


Don't feel "one size fits all" will work for you? You're probably right. My affordable, confidential and effective phone & video counseling will help you change at your own pace. Please click the "Website" button to the left to learn more about my fees and insurance. Some PPO insurance plans with out-of-network benefits may reimburse you for my services.

Issues I can help with:

Alcohol, Drugs, Chronic Relapse, Codependency, Relapse Prevention, Moderation, Abstinence, 12-Step Facilitation, Non-12-Step Recovery, Coping Skills

Services provided:

Assessments & Evaluations, Individual Counseling, Drug Testing, SAP Services, Consultations, Treatment Placement Assistance, Alcohol and Drug Education, Court-Ordered Assessments & Counseling, Family Court Assessments & Counseling, Expert Witness, Second Opinion Assessment & Evaluations, Aftercare

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Board certified in addiction medicine:


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Types of counseling/therapy provided:

Addiction Counseling, Chemical Dependency Counseling, Substance Abuse Counseling, Alcohol and Drug Counseling, Strength-Based

Experience in helping:

LGBTQ, Women, Men, Executives, Mandated Clients, Seniors, Adults

Years in practice:

13 Years

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