Top Addiction Counselors in Arlington, TX

In 2019, a methamphetamine (meth) lab exploded in Arlington, Texas. Fortunately, no one was injured, but the explosion occurred in a residential apartment so the blast could have been deadly. When people make meth in or near homes, the process might affect people living in the area in other ways. “The chemicals used to cook meth and the toxic compounds and byproducts resulting from its manufacture produce toxic fumes, vapors, and spills,” says the U.S. Department of Justice’s Office for Victims of Crime. After the 2019 Arlington explosion, authorities also seized 21 pounds of meth, indicating that people in the area manufacture, sell, and use drugs. Meth is highly addictive and toxic, but there are counselors in the Arlington area that can help people with substance abuse, addiction, and other conditions. Some of these counselors include:

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1. Waltina Chavis, BS, LCDC

Waltina Chavis says no two clients are the same, so their therapy should also be different. Chavis provides personalized approaches to help clients solve problems and create lasting changes by treating substance abuse, domestic violence, anger management, and other issues. In-person and online services

Address: Memms Counseling, 616 Almandora Drive, Arlington, TX 76002

Phone numbers: (817).585.0572 and (214).307.9113


2. Whitney S. Cunningham, MCJ, LMSW, LCDC

Whitney S. Cunningham is a veteran who has studied criminal justice. Armed with this education and experience, she assists a wide variety of clients facing substance abuse, addiction, grief, trauma, and other issues. In-person and online services

Address: 2000 East Lamar Boulevard, Arlington, TX 76006

Phone number: (817).934.5635


3. Cindy Epps, BS

Cindy Epps knows that people might appear happy, fulfilled, and successful but could really be struggling inside. While working with clients to understand their feelings, she helps them regain control and achieve personal growth. In-person and online services

Address: 1506 Pioneer Parkway, Suite 118, Arlington, TX 76013

Phone number: (682).463.1087


4. Robert (Gus) Gustafson, MSW, LCSW

Robert (Gus) Gustafson understands that substance abuse and addiction might seem irrational, but he works with his clients to help them analyze their disorders and their impact. This assistance is for people with drug or alcohol problems and their families. In-person and online services

Address: Catalyst Counseling and Education, 6031 West Interstate 20 (I-20), Suite 253, Arlington, TX 76017

Phone number: (817).567.2344


5. Amber Harris, MSW, LCSW

Amber Harris acknowledges that life can be challenging but works with her clients to make it less challenging. She believes that creating positive outlooks, healthier reactions, and new attitudes can change the lives of people who have been dealing with substance abuse and other conditions. In-person and online services

Address: 3901 West Green Oaks Boulevard, Suite B, Arlington, TX 76016

Phone number: (817).991.0262


6. Joseph Lee Lopez, MSSW, LMSW

Joseph Lee Lopez recognizes that addictions and eating disorders often accompany each other. Sometimes, eating disorders might drive people to drink or use drugs. For others, drug and alcohol problems can affect their eating patterns. Lopez helps clients face both so they can achieve lasting recoveries. In-person services

Address: 2000 East Lamar Boulevard, Suite 530, Arlington, TX 76006

Phone number: (214).814.8060


7. James L. Persley, MS, LC, LCDC

James Persley uses approaches such as rational emotive behavior therapy (REBT) and gestalt therapy to focus on changing current thoughts and feelings. His practice, Paragon Salient Addiction Services, provides therapy, education, and interventions to help people with addictions and their loved ones. In-person and online services

Address: Paragon Salient Addiction Services, 318 West Main Street, Suite 202, Arlington, TX 76010

Phone number: (214).777.5391


8. Lindsey Southall, MSW, LCSW-S

Lindsey Southall aims to help clients move through states of change to alter their behaviors. Such work can help clients stop using drugs and alcohol, develop tactics for managing anxiety and depression, strengthen their relationships, and handle stressful aspects of life. Online services

Address: 750 North Fielder Road, Arlington, TX 76012

Phone number: (817).846.5745


9. Dakota Torres, MSW, LMSW

Dakota Torres works with clients to set and reach goals while treating their addictions and helping them navigate their lives in sobriety. Some approaches she uses include cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT), dialectical behavioral therapy (DBT), eye movement, and desensitization reprocessing therapy (EMDR). In-person and online services

Address: Salyer Counseling Group, 3615 West Pioneer Parkway, Suite D, Arlington, TX 76013

Phone numbers: (682).213.9791 and (682).587.7747


10. Natalie Wingard, MS, LPC

Natalie Wingard leads group therapy sessions that discuss chemical dependency and depression. She helps groups and individuals face addiction and other mental illnesses by doing so. In-person and online services

Address: Kenyatta Black Counseling, 3939 West Green Oaks Boulevard, Suite 214, Arlington, TX 76016

Phone numbers: (469).490.1442 and (214).506.7183


While meth and other drugs (not to mention alcohol) are problems in Arlington, Texas, and surrounding areas, these experienced, compassionate counselors are available to help. Sources

    • – Dangers to Children Living at Meth Labs
    • – 21 Pounds of Meth Seized After Drug-Lab Explosion at Arlington Apartment

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