Linda York, BSW, BEd, MSW, RSW, RT, CHt
Registered Social Worker- Certified EMDR Therapist - Brainspotting- Certified Clinical Hypnotist - Certified Art4Healing - Sensorimotor & Mindfulness, CBT, Expressive Art, Play Therapy
703 County Road 20 West, Kingsville, ON
When I work with individuals who have difficulty with addiction we will first work to discover what is driving the addiction. Together we will discover past events which have lead to present day addictions. Hypnosis, Brainspotting, and EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization & Reprocessing) are helpful in moving through past trauma, allowing clients to alleviate trigger responses from the environment, which is essential in the healing process.
Robert Goulard, MSW, RSW, CACII
Individual and Group Therapist/Personal & Family Counsellor
12201, Tecumseh Rd. (East Suite D west Lower Unit), Tecumseh, ON
My understanding of addiction comes as a result of my academic background as well as having been in active recovery myself for the last 26 years. Without professional help from a full qualified addiction counselor the addiction frequently blocks and ultimately limits a person's ability to live a happy and productive life. Professional counseling will help people form their own basis for a meaningful recovery, by directly dealing with the underlying issues that create their cycle of addiction. Dealing directly with the addiction is critical in order for people to reach their full potential in life.
Judy Farrah, MSW, RSW, BA
Professional Registered Social Worker
1462 Inverness Ave, Windsor, ON
Addiction counselling is beneficial for people who rely too heavily on drugs, sex, shopping, working, exercising and many other behaviors. By learning to focus on the reasons behind the addiction, and look at how to communicate their needs in a more open, non-secretive manner, clients can learn how to balance their life more effectively. Replacing their addiction with more positive and healthier choices and thinking, will place the client on the road to recovery.
Gisele Harrison, MSW, RSW, RYT
Individual & Couple Therapy; Trauma & EMDR; Sex Therapy; LGBT; French/English
South Walkerville, Windsor, ON
In the Realm of the Hungry Ghost. I have assisted people struggling with various forms of addictions including: sex; relationship; narcotics; alcohol; shopping; and gambling. I encourage my clients to attend 12 step programs while also attending weekly/bi-weekly counselling. I use Cognitive Behaviour Therapy, EMDR, EFT; Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction and Yoga to assist people in working through or with an addiction. Like what you find in the Big Book - I believe that if people complete the 12 steps and attend regular longer term counselling that they can be recovered. Yes the Big Book says if you do this you will be recovered (check it out for yourself).
Wendy Limarzi, Hon B.A., MSW, RSW
404-1500 Ouellette Ave., Windsor, ON
In a supportive and non-judgmental environment, I can help you gain the strength you need to break free from your addiction. I can help you understand the triggers of your addictive behaviour, and give you constructive ways to deal with feelings that may lead to relapse. I also offer support for any other treatment program you may be involved with.
Kelly Curtis, BA, MSW, RSW
Registered Clinical Social Worker
2679 Howard Avenue, Windsor, ON
Drugs and alcohol aren't the problem.... they are the solution. I have yet to meet an addict that has healthy self-esteem! Learning the basic skills to improve your self-esteem and move towards forgiveness of self and those that have wronged you is the key to finding emotional freedom! You deserve to be happy and you certainly did not deserve all the terrible things that have happened to you in your life time. Now is your time to let go of the past and find the serenity you have been waiting for your entire life.
Mary Kaye Lucier, MSW, RSW
Registered Clinical Social Worker
552 Pitt St W Suite 108, Windsor, ON
Often times counseling triggers strong emotional reactions. Addictions are counter-intuitive to counseling, because they numb the feelings. Therefore, before attending your addictions counseling session, you must be free from your substance of choice for 24 hours prior to the session, and for 24 hours after the session. Only then will you be able to experience the full effects of the counseling session and begin the healing process. I offer 10 minute coaching phone call sessions in between counseling sessions for the first few weeks, to assist with the withdrawal from the substance. However, motivation to change is mandatory for the healing to begin.