Mark Giesbrecht, MA, CCC, RCC

Mark Giesbrecht, MA, CCC, RCC
Addiction Therapist

Registered Clinical Counselor / Canadian Certified Counselor

Location: Unit 12B - 1601 Bowen Road, Nanaimo
Fast Contact: Email or Call Mark.

As a counsellor with years of experience working with addiction and its effects on the family, I have the skills to help you gain insights, change your behaviours, heal your pain and recover a sense of wholeness for life. My goal is to help you find a way out of the bondage of self hate, shame, and pain that is often caused by living with addiction. I believe that with hard work, you can regain the hope that this disease steals.

Mark Ring, M.A., R.C.C.

Mark Ring, M.A., R.C.C.
Addiction Therapist

Registered Clinical Counsellor

Location: 203-335 Wesley Street, Nanaimo
Fast Contact: Email or Call Mark.

When working with clients who are experiencing problems with substance use or have addictive relationships with other behaviours I use a "non-12-step" based approach. You will gain an understanding of the processes in the brain that lead to addiction/compulsion and an understanding of the circumstances in your life that are triggering your use. You will learn tools to help deal with cravings and strategies to minimize their occurrence. When you use these tools and strategies you will regain control of your life.

John Taylor, MA, RCC, CCC

John Taylor, MA, RCC, CCC
Addiction Therapist

Registered Clinical Counsellor, Registered Psychotherapist

Location: 335 Wesley Street #203, Nanaimo
Fast Contact: Email or Call John.

Addictive and compulsive behaviors can make you feel out of control and can affect your personal, professional, and family life. I can help you with evidence-based tools and strategies you can use right away. I can also help you resolve the underlying emotional patterns which create the need to compulsively gamble, drink, eat, or use substances. I specialize in assisting with pornography, cybersex, sex addiction, internet addiction, gaming, social media, and drugs and alcohol. My skills and training are based on Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Mindfulness therapy, and other depth oriented approaches.

Paola Lake, Ph.D.

Paola Lake, Ph.D.
Addiction Therapist

Registered Psychologist

Location: 203-335 Wesley St., 250-824-5006
Fast Contact: Email or Call Dr. Lake.

Addictions or problematic compulsive habits, including addictions to alcohol, substances, food or other compulsions, can create a sense of loss of control over our lives and well-being. I provide assistance to help people overcome compulsive behavior that is playing a destructive role in their lives. By understanding addictions, the role they play, and implementing healthy approaches to dealing with emotional pain or discomfort, compulsive behavior can be managed so that you can enjoy life and create personal fulfillment. I provide training in hypnosis, Emotional Freedom Technique, goal setting and EMDR to facilitate mastery over addictive behavior.

Michelle Morand, Online, Phone and In Person Support

Michelle Morand, Online, Phone and In Person Support
Addiction Therapist

M.A. Counselling; Internet, Phone, and In Person Counseling

Location Near Therapist: Parksville, BC
Fast Contact: Email or Call Michelle.

Addictions are stressful, frustrating, and anxiety provoking. They lead you to behave in ways that, even as you are doing it, you know are not ultimately going to benefit you. So, if you don't want to be doing it but still do it, what's going on? Well, addictions are a confused, and often harmful, way of coping with a stressful, frustrating, or painful situation. The only problem is, aside from temporarily numbing and soothing you, they don't really solve anything, and they often create problems of their own, making life more stressful and thus increasing your need for the coping strategy all over again. Our program will teach you to simply step free of the struggle completely.

Russell Stagg, MC, RCC

Russell Stagg, MC, RCC
Addiction Therapist

Registered Clinical Counsellor

Location: 622 First Ave., Ladysmith
Fast Contact: Email or Call Russell.

If you come to me because YOU want to end your substance use or behaviour, I can help you. I may suggest a rehab if that is what seems best. If you are trying to remain sober, I will offer you the numerous tools of relapse prevention, including self-care, having a sponsor, and the techniques of mindfulness.

Addiction Treatment Parksville BC.

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