Hello there! My name is Jeremy Prillwitz, and I’m a Licensed Advanced Alcohol and Drug Counselor (LAADC).
I have worked as a harm reduction-based counselor for the past ten years, helping people make changes in their substance use.
Though I am trained and certified as a substance use counselor, I have trained and studied extensively in psychoanalytic technique and theory. Harm Reduction Psychotherapy is the holistic treatment philosophy I have embraced throughout my career, inspired by pioneers in the field such as G. Alan Marlatt, Patt Denning, Jeannie Little, and my personal mentor Dee-Dee Stout.
My eclectic approach also incorporates ancient Buddhist teachings, Motivational Interviewing, Attachment Theory and a wide range of psychoanalytic practice and theory.
If you are working with me, you are the expert on your life, and we are partners in finding what works best for you.
I was born and raised in Northern California, and am now centered in Sacramento after working as a harm reduction-based substance use counselor for nearly ten years at The Stonewall Project in San Francisco.
When I am not working, I am usually reading psychoanalytic literature and playing music. Before completing my education as a Licensed Advanced Alcohol and Drug Counselor (LAADC), I worked as a political reporter, political consultant and researcher. My MA and BA degrees are in Government. I practice meditation, and consider spirituality and compassionate action to be the heart of my existence.