Dennis Leclair, B.A., B.Ed., M.Sc.
Personal Development and Relationship Counsellor
347 Leon Avenue, Suite 210, Kelowna, BC
Addictive behaviours take shape in many aspects of our lives. Often we associate addictions with drugs and alcohol, however, many other activities can be viewed as addictive in nature. These activities include addictions to computer games, golfing and sports, hunting, gambling, sex, yard-work, exercising, etc. Addictive behaviours affect our lives and the lives of our friends, spouse, partner, children and our work peers. Our counselling sessions will assist you with analyzing the behaviours of concern, identifying the reasons for these behaviours, then creating and implementing techniques and stratgies that will decrease the addictive behaviours and replace them with appropriate activities
Rhea Redivo, BSW, MSW, RSW
Registered Social Worker
#112-725 Carmi Avenue, Penticton, BC V2A 3G8
Addictions are a coping strategy gone wrong. In the beginning, using may have helped to numb the underlying emotional pain, but over time it created a new set of problems that only added to the pain, including financial problems, loss of important relationships, and problems at work. 'Triggers' are those precipitating events that give rise to cravings to use. A common trigger is emotions, especially painful emotions that are seen as unbearable so our first reaction is to do something - anything - to avoid feeling those emotions. A key step in recovery is learning to cope with emotions in healthier ways. I can help you gain the skills you need to prevent relapse and live a fuller life.
Julie Walkinshaw, C.S.A.T~S, R.S.W, M.S.W, B.S.W
Certified Sex Addiction Therapist ~ C.S.A.T~Supervisor
3207 30th Avenue, Suite 102, (Vernon Downtown Medical Building), Vernon, BC
I work with men, women, youth, couples and families on all addiction issues except gambling because the BC government has a gambling program. I also provide educational talks, consultations, interventions, assessments, individual and group therapy. I specialize in sexual addictions and I am the first Certified Sex Addiction Therapist in the Okanagan Valley. For more info please go to: www.loverealtionshipscounselling.com My Frequently Asked Questions such as "What is sex addiction?" " How common is sex addiction?" "How would I know if I have or someone I love has a sex addiction?" "What can I do if I suspect my partner has a sex addiction?" "How much Porn is too much?" are helpful.
Sesa Woruban Counselling, CCC; RCC; Reg.Pych
Canadian Certified Counsellors; Registered Clinical Counsellors; Registered Psychologist
102-301 Main St, Penticton, BC V2A 5B7
Our addiction clinicians have varied and extensive experience in the area of alcohol and addictions. Not only are they versed in the nature and cycle of addiction, they recognize that addiction often starts as a way of distracting from pain, trauma, depression and anxiety. They seek to heal the underlying causes of addiction, the triggers and use scientifically validated methods of treating those causes. They seek to empower their clients by assisting them in developing more adaptive tools to deal with those triggers.