About - Addiction Modesto


I teach specific strategies to cope with stress and the emotional ups and downs that addictive behaviors produce. In fact, I wrote Intentional JOY: How to Turn Stress, Fear & Addiction (or Amazon) specifically to help my clients deal with the negative thinking, stress and emotional ups and downs that drive addictive behaviors.

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

I have an M.A. in Psychology with a Holistic Specialization and is a Certified Addiction Counselor in private practice for over 25 years with Balanced Living Counseling, Modesto, CA.

Lynn is the author of two books: Intentional JOY: How to Turn Stress, Fear & Addiction into Freedom and The Greatest Change of All.  Lynn’s counseling style is direct, caring, empowering.  She knows that while humor doesn’t change difficult situations, it can lighten the journey.

Lynn Telford-Sahl is listed at Psychology Today