Addiction Modesto - Addiction Counseling, Drug and Alcohol Counselor, Substance Abuse Counselor

Substance Abuse Counseling, Drug and Alcohol Counseling, Anxiety Counseling Addiction Counseling for Couples, Family and Individuals

Are Addictive Behaviors Causing Struggle?  Help Is Available!
Conveniently Located In Modesto california and also serving the central valley communities of Riverbank, Turlock, Oakldale, Stockton, Manteca and Tracy.


If You're Tired or Frustrated with Addictive Family Members or Your Own Addictive Concerns With:

  • Alcohol

  • Drugs

  • Food

  • Gambling

  • Overspending/Debting Issues

  • Screen Time Overuse

  • Co-Dependency Counseling

Lynn Will Help You Take Charge, Feel Better & Move Forward!  Call or Text 209 505-2675 for Fastest Response or, send an email to -

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Lynn Telford-Sahl M.A. Psychology, Certified Addiction Counselor

Lynn Telford-Sahl
M.A. Psychology, Certified Addiction Counselor

As a substance abuse counselor and food addiction therapist I help individuals, family members and couples regain a sense of Self, change addictive habits and learn to lovingly and effectively communicate limits with others.

As family members or friends of a substance user, co-dependents can feel stressed, anxious and overwhelmed. Learn loving ways to set limits and take care of yourself.

I teach specific strategies to cope with stress and the emotional ups and downs that addictive behaviors produce. To better understand addictive issues and develop healthy coping strategies I wrote Intentional JOY: How to Turn Stress, Fear & Addiction (available here or through Amazon).

As a holistically trained counselor I work with the whole person -  mind, body, emotions & spirit, depending on the needs of my clients.

Over the past 25 years, I've worked with people from throughout the Central Valley, including Modesto to Oakdale, Empire, Ceres, Turlock, Hughson, Livingston, and Merced as well as Escalon, Ripon, Manteca, Stockton, Tracy, Lodi

Are You Ready for a Positive Change in Your Life?

Call Me Today at (209) 505-2675 (textable) or email me at

We'll set up your free phone consultation ASAP so you can start feeling better soon!  Read Lynn's Blogs about Addiction & Better Coping Strategies.

I specialize in Stress and Anxiety Management Strategies Emotional Regulation & Recovery, Healing from Trauma, Effective Loving Limits Strategies for Addictive family and employ Emotional Freedom Technique and Guided Imagery methods, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy

Anxiety Counseling

Ever feel cranky, irritable or snappy for no good reason? You try to feel better with a few beers, a couple glasses of wine, or 3 hours on social media? And… end up feeling worse?

I’d guess anxiety is part of the problem.  Anxiety can show up as negativity, worry, doubt, trying too hard to please others, second-guessing yourself, over-thinking the past or future, or perfectionism. Anxiety is physical tension, an upset stomach, clenched jaw, tight fists, way too much thinking.  Anxiety fuels stress and stress seeks relief. 

Many addiction counseling clients I see don’t realize part of what is driving their addictive behaviors is anxiety. 

Anxiety (and depression) drive seeking external relief to soothe or comfort…to take the edge off, to numb pain or for the chance to feel happier and make over-thinking voice calm down.

Anxiety counseling provides new, different coping skills to support feeling better, taking charge, making healthier choices, and creating greater happiness.



Read my latest blogs about addiction - Over 20 years experience with Alcohol, Drugs, Food, Money 

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