Substance Misuse & Sober Curious Therapy

In Person Therapy in Oakland, CA and Online Therapy
for California and Vermont Residents

Helping Adults discover ways to manage whatever life throws at them

Life comes with a lot of constant worries and concerns. Most people who start Substance Misuse and Sober Curious Therapy feel trapped in a life they don't love. Perhaps you can relate. Maybe you feel like you want to escape your life or you are scared that your use is starting to get out of control sometimes.

Stuck in negativity and feeling miserable all the time, you may feel like life Is being spent hungover or worrying about whether you have a problem or not.

Do You Feel Worried, Ashamed, Moody?

Do any of the following
resonate with you?

You are noticing that your use has crept into a lot of different parts of your life.
You are curious about what life would be like if you focused on the things that mattered in life instead of drinking so much.
You seem to be doing a lot of good things in life but worry all the time about whether or not you will over do it.
You are starting to realize that you are turning to drinking for sometimes no reason at all.
You aren't sure if you have a problem?

If these sound true for you, I want you to know that you might feel embarrassed to open up about what you’re really going through, even to family and friends. Therapy provides a non-judgemental space for you to talk freely about what’s bothering you.

You don't have to wait to have a rock bottom moment to get the care you deserve.

Reaching out and getting support can help you focus on what you really need.

Substance Misuse and Sober Curious Therapy Can Help You Get Your Life Back

It’s possible to feel better.
Imagine a life where you could...

Figure out what you really need to feel better.
Have the loving connections you always wanted.
Stop Turning to a substance that is hurting you.
Stop worrying about overdoing it.
Stop having drinking be the focus of your life.

Navigate Life’s Challenges With Ease

Substance Misuse and Sober Curious Therapy helps you rise above your challenges and start moving towards your ideal life with less fear and more action.

You will get you the toolbox of practical actions you need to start taking care of yourself and discover ways to cope with difficult life stuff.

Even if you are not sure if your problem is serious enough, Substance Misuse and Sober Curious Therapy may be able to help.

I’ve helped people struggling with substance misuse problems discover how to manage their relationship with alcholol. My clients find thats its worth exploring their relationship to a substance so that they can start creating a life they want to live in instead of escape.

My name is Liberty Velez and I am a counselor and human who is here to help.

How Substance Misuse and Sober Curious Therapy Works

Substance Misuse and Sober Curious Therapy consists of 60-minute, one-on-one sessions that help you work through your concerns. In addition to listening, I will ask questions and motivate you with ideas, I play an active role.

Here’s how it will work step-by-step


First, I provide a safe, accepting space so that you will feel comfortable sharing your struggles with me.


Through hearing your story, I will start to get a picture of what your challenges are.


We will start with helping you with immediate concerns like managing your relationship to alcohol or other substances and related challenging life situations that are pushing you to cope in this way.


My approach also involves uncovering the underlying needs beneath substance misuse and understanding how your usage serves those needs.


Keeping your unique needs and goals in mind, we’ll figure out what’s needed to help you reach them in a healthier way.


Over the course of our sessions, you will start making progress towards the life you desire.

Research shows that Substance Misuse and Sober Curious Therapy can positively change your thinking, beliefs, emotions, and behaviors. It can help you let go of what’s holding you back.

Let’s Get Started Today

Ready to start feeling better?

If you feel trapped in a life they don't love, Substance Misuse and Sober Curious Therapy could help.

Start now and find meaning and joy in life again.
During your free phone consultation you can share what’s going on for you and we can explore how I can help.

Email me for your free phone consultation today at [email protected].