Jonathan Christink, B.A., M.Ed.
Location: 345 Lakeshore Rd East, Unit 309, Oakville L6J 1J4
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Addiction is a very complex issue, and it doesn’t take a rocket scientist to know that the impacts of addiction are far reaching. While there are many factors that contribute to addictions, it is imperative to learn about emotional regulation in order to learn how to manage them. Individuals struggling with addictions find themselves in a continuous viscous cycle fighting uncomfortable emotions. Individuals continue with addictions because drugs, alcohol, gambling, etc. provide immediate and temporary relief from their environment and their painful emotions. My focus with addiction counselling is teaching emotional regulation and behavioural modification strategies.
Sarah Schlote, MA, CCC, SEP
Certified Canadian Counsellor, Somatic Experiencing Practitioner
Location of Therapist: Guelph, ON
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Are you struggling with the shame of trying to fill an internal void - or manage your emotions - through external sources, like substances, eating, overworking, affairs or relationships? By working with your body and emotions, you can develop the internal self-regulation skills to manage discomfort and impulses in a different way. Addictions is more than a question of lack of willpower - understanding the neurobiology behind addictions and the trauma that can accompany them can normalize what you are going through. I combine Somatic Experiencing, attachment work, grounding, mindfulness, self-compassion, containment and other strategies to support you to reconnect with yourself and others.
Katherine Tomkinson, M.Sc., RMFT
Registered Marriage and Family Therapist
Location: 30 A Hayward Crescent, Guelph
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I have many years experience in addictions assessment and counselling. This includes substance use problems, including alcohol and other drugs, food as well as process addictions such as sexual addiction, shopping addiction, gambling, gaming, internet and porn addictions. I can work from either a harm-reduction or total abstinence models, depending on the client's goals and the progress of the addiction process. I also have specific expertise in working with people who have been or are being affected by someone else's addiction.
Martin Dragan, BSc (Hons.) , DHS, ACS
Location: 345 Lakeshore Rd East, Unit 309, Oakville L6J 1J4
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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.
Ingrid Dresher, RN, BScN (hon.) practice in psychotherapy
Professional Title "Psychodynamic Therapist"
Location of Therapist: Etobicoke, ON
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I offer assistance to people who have problems with addiction. Habitual self-harming behavior must be accompanied by a commitment to stop. This commitment can be assisted by a passionate re-decision of “passive” decisions of earlier life. This often stems from “childhood problems of attachment and security within the family system.” New ways of relating to oneself can be established. Ongoing commitment to refrain from addictive behavior, and select behavioral choices that focus on commitment to one’s current priorities in life can be accomplished. Sufficient support -internal, therapeutic, and community - combined with constructive choice, can become your life’s habit forever!
Reta Walker, Ph.D, MCC
Location: 11 - 1155 North Service Road West, Oakville L6M 3E3
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Admitting that you have a problem is the first step to managing an addiction. The next step is to reach out for help and get support to discontinue the addiction. The journey from addiction to recovery has challenges and multiple research studies point out that the people who are most successful are those who utilize support consistently. The focus of my work with clients who want to discontinue an addiction is relapse prevention; helping individuals develop a lifestyle without substance use.
Henry Gulabh, M.A., RP, (C) OACCPP, (C) ICADC
Certified Counsellor/ Certified Addictions Therapist
Location: 345 Lakeshore Road E, Suite 208,, Oakville L6J 1J5
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Addiction is a process that involves dependence on a substance or behaviour that becomes uncontrollable. It affects loved ones who end up alienated and frustrated. The addicted person often suffers from low self-esteem and negative thinking patterns that need to be examined. I provide a context for understanding the origin of the issues and explore effective strategies to deal with the current addiction and explore new thinking and behaviours that will help usher in a healthier lifestyle.
Family and community supports such as AA are vital in the process of positive change sustained by strategies to prevent relapse.
My experience shows that underlying issues must be addressed.
James Miklos, Ph.D., Certified EMDR Therapist
Psychotherapist and Master Therapeutic Counsellor
Location: 541 Brant Street,, Suite 12, Burlington ON
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Who is in control? Addictions often leave a person believing that they are in control and can quit at any time, yet fail to quit.
James and New Hope Counselling Centre provide an outpatient addictions program to help you get control of your life and break free of those things that are robbing your life.
James takes not only a holistic approach but a whole person approach to better help each person overcome their addictions and live a life free of those holds.
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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
Bruce Taylor, B.A., B.Ed., M.A., M.Div., CCC, CSAT
Individual Couple Family Counsellor, Sex Addiction Therapist
Location: 1550 Gordon St., Unit 19, Guelph
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I am a highly trained and experienced Certified Sex Addiction Therapist (CSAT), trained by Dr. Patrick Carnes of the International Institute of Trauma and Addiction Professionals (IITAP). I am the only Certified Sex Addiction Therapist for a large area of southern Ontario. I offer programs for both addicts and partners of sex addicts, and hold Men's and Women's Groups . I am experienced in the treatment of all sexual addictions e.g. pornography, cybersex, sexual and emotional affairs, massage parlors, escorts and anonymous sex, etc. I am a facilitator of the Facing the Shadow Recovery Start Kit and an interpreter of sexual addiction tests. For more information see: www.btaylorsolutions.ca.
Addiction Treatment Oakville.
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Welcome to our network of therapists who specialize in addiction, Oakville. Treatment and counselling for addictions in Oakville: 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 Oakville, ON and treatment can help put your feet on solid ground for new hope towards a better life.