Nidhi Gupta, R.I.H.R, Dip. BSc (Hons), RPc
Regd. Psycotherapist: Individuals, Teens, Couples, Families
248 Steeles Ave West, Thornhill, ON
Addictions are a cry for help. I don't focus on the addiction, but the problem underneath the addiction, such a abandonment, family relationship issues, loneliness, unresolved grief, family secrets, rigid family rules, verbal or non-verbal. I uncover the reasons why the person became addicted, and then focus on new ways to replace the addiction with more healthy coping stances.
Ron Wyse, DD, ThM, MDiv, BA
Registered Marriage and Family Therapist
1 Valleywood Drive, Markham, ON L3R 5L7
We can get adicted to anything that makes us feel good! Especially living in an addictively oriented society, it is easy for anyone to become addicted to a variety of things, like substances, relationships, processes, etc. I help people understand the process of addictions, and together we can work to overcome both the addiction itself, as well as learning to deal with the usually very human desires which are feeding it. The goal is to be able to life with, or through, the good and the bad without getting stuck in unhelpful ways of coping with life's challenges.
Herman Chow, D.Min, RP, RMFT & Brenda Chan
Registered Psychotherapist & Registered Marriage & Family Therapist
Suite 600, 15 Allstate Parkway, Markham, ON L3R 5B4
With ample experience in the arena of addiction (especially Sexual Addiction), I can help you break the cycle that has hindered your path to health. You will gain self awareness in why you keep going back to the addiction even though you don't want to. You will learn to manage your triggers that kick off the addiction cycle so that you will make better choices.
Samuel Cheng, M.Div, RP, RMFT
45 Sheppard Ave East, Toronto, ON
When it come to addictions, and particularly substance abuse, it often requires a team approach to helping to deal with addictions that can include a medical team and/or accountability groups. My role would typically be that of helping you understand the role of addictions in your life, and begin to face the difficult issues that you have otherwise been avoiding through addictive behaviours and/or substance abuse. As you heal from your hurt and pain, you will gain true confidence and empowerment as you gain restoration of your soul. If you are ready to face this, I look forward to hearing from you.
Christine Sternat, M.A., NLP, (C) OACCPP
68 Peter Street, Markham, ON L3P 2A6
Not sure you need to or want to change your substance use? Do you find it is causing a problem in any of work, finances, family, relationships, health and happiness? Do you worry your use will affect your future for you or a loved one? Addiction counselling can help you initiate and maintain change in order for you to live your life that is more productive and fulfilling. With a supportive, encouraging and non-judgmental approach Christine works alongside with you to meet a goal to reduce your use or quit. To initiate change you will gain an understanding of the purpose substance use has played in your life and/or in your relationships. You will learn to identify triggers that lead to use. You w....
Richard Amaral, Ph.D., C. Psych.
9889 Markham Rd. (Hwy 48), Unit 211, Markham, ON L6E 0B5
Have you wondered if you drink, use drugs, or engage in problem behaviours too much? Do you often get into arguments and conflicts over your alcohol use, drug use, or gambling habits? Have you ever felt guilty about some of your habits? If so, you may want to look at where you fall on the spectrum of addiction, and learn some new strategies for re-gaining control over your life.
Todd Hayen, PhD, RP
50 Wellington St East, Aurora, ON
Along with a more conventional form of therapy for addictions, I will also focus on the cause of addictive behavior and will utilize less conventional methods of ferreting out the conditions, criteria, and even purpose (how does addictive behavior benefit you?) behind the behavior. Addictions are a complicated issue, and the more the client understands the deeply rooted causes of their behavior the better chance he or she may have in controlling the condition. It isn't just about stopping the behavior but discovering the meaning behind the choices being made.
Angela Colangelo, MA, RP
Markham Road/Hwy 48, Markham, ON L6E 1A3
I work with couples dealing with addiction in order utilize one of the most important allies in an addict's support system, their spouse. This is possible only if there is adequate safety within the coupe and if the person with the addiction is willing to get individual support for the personal work required. I help the couple talk about their feelings and what they need, to understand each other and how to best support each other. If there are unhealthy dynamics in the couple, I help identify what these are and to make the changes necessary for healthier interaction and a stronger emotional connection.
John Schurmann, B.A. Psych, B.S.W. (Hon), M.S.W.
Social Worker, Psychotherapist, ADD Specialist, Life Coach
199 Snowdon Cir., Markham, ON L3P 7S7
Addiction is extremely complicated, painful and overpowering. You're a great person! One who wishes to have a 'normal life'. But it's not happen. You're trapped, unable to break the chains. You have tried your very best to break the chains, but they are too strong, too big. This is where I come in. Allow me to help you. The 2 of us have a greater chance to break the chains than you have by youself. I have seen many people secure themselves from various types of addiction(s). Call me. I will coach you to freedom.
Kathleen Sutcliffe, BA, MDiv, RMFT
Registered Marriage and Family Therapist
Hwy 16 and Kennedy, Markham, ON L3R 2G9
While I do not work with people struggling with addictions, I provide support and guidance for members of their families. Often as the spouse, parent or sibling of someone struggling with drug or alcohol addiction we find our own lives spinning out of control. We find ourselves enabling and rescuing - hating that we do and yet not knowing how else to respond to the chaos. Counselling can help to reestablish a sense of stability and clarity about next steps. A counselling session for individuals, parents or all family members can provide perspective, guidance and skills to help family members make choices and take actions that are helpful for themselves and often for the one in addiction.