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Treating those suffering from addiction, including the affected family members and loved ones, poses unique challenges and requires special skills and knowledge.
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Meet Marty Lythgoe

Marty has specialized in addiction counseling since 1985. He works not only with those directly suffering with Substance Use Disorder, but also with their families and loved ones. Treating alcohol and other drug misuse, along with problems it causes – family problems, job problems, financial problems, legal problems, spiritual problems – has been the sole focus of Marty’s counseling for over 30 years. Marty combines Christian beliefs and values with traditional therapeutic techniques giving his clients the best of both. The Biblical-Spiritual approaches he uses may include prayer for and with you, Bible reading and references, and help with your spiritual walk. The therapeutic techniques used are evidence-based, ensuring the best possible outcomes for his clients. As with any other counseling, the type of treatment used is dependent on the issues being treated, the purpose of the treatment, and the comfort level of the client with the technique. ​ Marty does not presume that all clients want spiritual interventions in counseling. This choice is always up to the client. Marty’s specialized training as an Internationally Certified Addiction Counselor and the breadth of his experience help to ensure successful outcomes and enduring recovery. He recognizes that the misuse of substances is not the problem. Instead, it has become the solution. Let him help you discover better solutions for you or your loved ones.
Marty Lythgoe
  • Addiction
  • Alcohol misuse
  • Anxiety
  • Trauma
  • Codependency

Treatment Approaches

  • 12-Step
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Bible-based


  • Individual counseling: $100
  • Couples counseling: $100
  • DOT Assessments: $400
  • Legal Assessments: $500
  • Interventions: $3,500

On the campus of Avenue Community Church

Avenue Counseling Center

767 N. Ventura Avenue
Ventura, CA 93001

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