Ishtar Gabriel, B.A., MSc.
Child and Family Therapist
Location: 565 Sanitorium Rd., Unit 204A, Hamilton L9C 7N4
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Addiction is a disease that effects the whole family—not just the addict. The family affected by addiction is typically caught in a vicious cycle of chaos and crisis creating feelings of hopelessness, despair, isolation, and fear. Any member of this family unit courageous enough to take a leap of faith into therapy can mitigate this vicious cycle and create change for the whole family. As a family therapist it is my role to educate, provide support, teach strategies, and create a safe place where clients can openly explore their feelings, thoughts and concerns.
Sheila Hutchinson, M.Ed. ( psych ), member of OACCPP
Location: 100 Main Street East, Suite 101, Hamilton L8N 3W4
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Addictions hold us captive and assist us in running from pain.As an adult child of an alcoholic, I experienced at a very young age how to survive in an addictive environment. I became a caretaker and forgot about myself. Addictions are ways to distract us from pain. One may be addicted to control, drugs, alcohol, working or caretaking or anything which avoids one to look within and examine one's life. However, the pain catches up and takes over. It is the twelve step program which helps one break free of addictions as God the Creator, the Great Spirit, sends us the strength needed to let go and grow.
Deirdre Moore, M.Sc.
Location: 565 Sanatorium Rd., Unit 204A, Hamilton L9C 7N4
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Addiction is a complicated condition. I have found it is often
associated with deeper and far reaching issues and problems.The first
step on the road to recovery is having the client openly 'own' the
addiction which is often the most difficult step.The approach I use is
holistic,dealing with mind, body and spirit. The cognitive processes
of the client are included in this therapy to enable the client to
feel clearer in thought and healthier in body.Each client receives a
personal plan which incorporates traditional, innovative and natural
therapies.The focus is the client becoming a healthy individual again.
Bayridge Counselling Centre
Individual, Couples, and Family Counselling
Location: 1295 North Service Rd, Burlington
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If we do something repeatedly, that we would rather not do, then we have an addiction. The problem with addictions is that people get hurt. The addicted person may not recognize the seriousness of their situation, but eventually both the addict and their loved ones suffer tremendously in a state of helplessness. Many families have been destroyed from addictive behaviour such as substance addiction (drugs/alcohol), gambling, sexual addictions, gaming/internet addictions. A counsellor can help. Workshops, groups, individual or family counselling can assist in breaking the devastating cycle of addiction. Coping skills and emotional awareness to negotiate compelling urges and compulsive in
William Stokeld, MA
Location: 565 Sanatorium Rd. Suite 204A, Hamilton L9C 7N4
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It is very difficult, and it is a process, to make the changes necessary to stop abusing substances or performing an addictive behaviour e.g. gambling. Often there is a misconception that the difficulty in quitting has something to do with moral character or willpower, but nothing could be further from the truth. By the time a substance or behaviour becomes a problem in someone’s life there have been changes in the brain and body that make quitting a complex process. Through exploring the role the substance/behaviour originally played in the life of the individual, the underlying issue creating the feelings the substance/behaviour “soothes” can be determined and a new coping skill learned.
Martin Dragan, BSc (Hons.) , DHS, ACS
Location: 565 Sanatorium Rd. Suite 204A, Hamilton L9C 7N4
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While sex addiction is sensationalized in the media, it is still a valid concern for couples as it may impede their relationship and quality of life. Despite no clear definition for sex addiction, it is a societal issue that needs to be addressed and one that may affect relationships negatively. As a clinical sexologist, I feel it is vital that individuals and couples are free to express their sexuality, but without taking away from their personal, professional, and family lives. Sex therapy can provide a way to balance these aspects, as well as strive for healthy and sexually fulfilling relationships.
Mark Laing, B.A. Honours Psychology
Location: 565 Sanatorium Rd., Suite 204A, Hamilton L9C 7N4
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I have helped literally thousands of men who struggle with pornography addiction and the grief it brings to their marriage. The toxicity of shame and secrecy help keep this struggle private until caught. This addiction is not an easy one to win against on your own and needs the attention of a therapist. Most men have no idea why they are so locked into this addiction. In the last few years, women too are becoming increasingly more caught in the web of porn addiction, equally with no idea why. Although porn addictions look sexual they are often another issues being acted out sexually. This is where I have been so successful in helping people with this addiction and find the freedom they want.
Addiction Treatment Hamilton.
Addiction is devastating. Not only to the one suffering but also to loved ones. Support groups in Ontario and counselling for gambling addiction in Hamilton, sex addiction, Hamilton internet addiction, drug addiction, and Hamilton alcohol addiction is a vital tool for recovery. If you need a support group, counselling or treatment for addiction in Hamilton, or need a therapist or clinic to help treat alcoholism or a substance abuse counselor Hamilton, ON, Theravive Ontario has life giving resources to overcome your dependency. Contact one of our addiction counselors today for immediate help and support.
Welcome to our network of therapists who specialize in addiction, Hamilton. Treatment and counselling for addictions in Hamilton: alcoholism, drug addiction, sex addiction, internet addiction, and gambling addiction are some of the specializations our Ontario therapists have that can help bring you or your loved on on a new journey of recovery. Addiction counselling Hamilton, ON and treatment can help put your feet on solid ground for new hope towards a better life.