Meghan Simmons, MSW, RSW
Registered Social Worker
451 Daly Ave, Ottawa, ON K1S 2H6
I work with adult and adolescent clients who are struggling with a wide variety of addiction issues (e.g. substances, eating, gaming, gambling, sex, etc.), and who are in different stages of working on these issues. Addictions often begin as a way to regulate emotions, or cope with anxiety or pain but sometimes these issues can take on a life of their own. I support clients to examine the role that addiction issues may be playing in their lives, and work with clients to find an approach to recovery that best suits their needs.
Ros Macdonald, BA, MSW, RSW
Registered Clinical Counsellor
Unit 125 - 2111 Montreal Rd., Ottawa, ON K1J 8M8
My intention is for you to feel comfortable. I can support you: • Show you ways you can sustain your hope in times when you are in crisis; • To have courage and be better able to look at your available options & choices; • To encourage you to have hope & confidence that you can resolve your issues; and • In your healing & growth. When you ackowledge you have a problem and want to find a solution, you are much closer to resolving it. When you are in a crisis you have the motivation to step out of your old habits that no longer serve you well. I serve adults & young adults 16 + & seniors. I am here to help you.
Yoshie Martinez, M.Ed., CCC
356 Woodroffe ave, Suite 201, Ottawa, ON K2A 3V6
Becoming addicted to a substance is an indication that you are running away from something in your life. There is something in your life that is too painful to face. Using has become your coping mechanism and it has now stopped working as the consequences of using have become too great to ignore. Identifying and facing the pain in your life is a huge step that requires someone to walk alongside. You will need coping tools and a warm support to keep you on your goals while encouraging you to step outside your comfort zone. We will explore the reasons for any relapse and set up new coping mechanisms to help you cope with the pain in your life.
Liesel Aranyosi, Registered Professional Counsellor
Lifesource Medical Centre, 2130 Robertson Rd., Ottawa, ON K2H 5Z1
Addictive behaviors can be really difficult to give up. But, just because it is difficult does not mean it can't be done. We have learned to engage in our addictive behaviors for different reasons and what we have learned can be unlearned. With Cognitive Behavior Therapy, we identify our reasons for engaging in such behaviors and the thoughts that go with it. We get rid of the irratiional and enabling thoughts and replace them with more rational thinking so we start to feel better thus, choose to engage in more fulfilling replacement behaviors. To quit the addictive behavior, we do not have to want to quit. What we have to want is something more than the addictive behavior.
Jane Langmaid, M. Ed., RP
Registered Psychotherapist, Ontario
124 O'Connor St, Suite 503, Ottawa, ON K1P 5M9
Addiction - drug, alcohol, food, work, sex, gambling, food - we can use almost any substance or process addictively- to numb shame, to feel better, control mood, cope and survive. The problem is it never fills us up - the addict can never get enough. It is a very big and positive step to come in and talk about an addiction, because denial is a cornerstone of addiction. I do not have a "one answer fits all" approach, nor am I naive about the hold an addiction can have. I will motivate and make available treatment options, as well as offering individual support as long as required.
Suzanne More Kerr, M.A. (C. Psych.), C.C.C.
Marriage & Family & Individual Psychotherapist
611 - 267 O'Connor Street, Ottawa, ON K2P 1V3
Gaining recovery from addiction will help you to feel empowered and more in control of how your life enfolds. You can begin to proactively choose beneficial goals and outcomes, rather than being at the mercy of a behaviour or a substance. Gaining the ability to live in the present--rather than, consciously or unconsciously, constantly focusing on capturing a future state promised by a substance or behaviour--can offer you new-found appreciation and joy in your everyday surroundings and bring you back to self-love.
Kim Maillet, B. Ed, MA, CCC
773 Percifor Way, Ottawa, ON K1W 0E5
Addiction affects mind, body and relationships. Addiction can take on many faces such as alcoholism, drug addiction, gambling, over-eating and shopping to name a few. Whatever the addiction is, it is crucial that it be confronted. A person must feel safe in order to deal with underlying issues that lead to addictive behaviours. We invite you to come in for counselling so that we can help you heal and start living your life more fully.
Conny Barry, RP, M.Ed. (Counselling), CCC
Can. Cert. Counsellor and Registered Psychotherapist
Ottawa South, Alta Vista, Ottawa, ON K1H 5T7
In a supportive and empathic environment I help people suffering from an addiction to develop trust, build motivation to change, implement and maintain strategies to change as monitor their recovery process and journey of self-discovery. I work with both cognitive and behavioral techniques on the cycle of addiction as well as insight-oriented methods to develop a healthier and more productive whole person.
Centre For Interpersonal Relationships
Registered Psychologists, Therapists, Counsellors
388 Albert St., Unit 2, Ottawa, ON K1R 5B2
The Addiction Psychology Service at the Centre for Interpersonal Relationships is a private, office-based service offering individualized and flexible psychological assessment and treatment of substance use and gambling difficulties. Substance use and gambling are part of the lives of many individuals. Occasionally, some experience problems with their physical and mental health, personal relationships, or school or work as a result of substance use or gambling. CFIR therapists offers scientifically-based, short-term or long-term psychotherapy options to assist clients in changing their substance use or gambling behaviour.
Richard Merrill Haney, M.Ed., Ph.D. (Counselling Therapy)
Couple Counselling/Coaching and Family Mediation Specialist
301 Bank St. (at Somerset St.) In Centretown, Ottawa, ON K2P 1X7
In my counselling and hypnotherapy practice when I am working with a person who has addictions I impress upon them the fact that in the true definition of addiction it is a life-long challenge. For example, an alcoholic is an alcoholic for the rest of their life. They can also choose to be "dry" (without alcohol) for the rest of their life. It is actually very important to acknowledge when a person is addicted because then it does not mean that the person is "weak" or not really trying to rehabilitate themselves when they experience a fall-back. It reinforces the necessity of staying away from the addiction because of the serious impact that it has on their career path and social life.