Dustin Reekie, M.Ed.
Registered Psychologist, CSAT-Candidate
#101 - 1132 College Drive, Saskatoon, SK S7N 0W2
Addiction work is a process. The addict must come to recognize him/herself as a client. This is often accomplished by considering the costs that the addiction has exacted on one's life. The costs may be financial, relationships, career, or even legal. The addict needs to come to a point that s/he is willing to say that life has become unmanageable. Next, specific work takes place to replace the dysfunctional behaviour, neurologically rewire the brain through sustained behaviour, and then systematically create a new life free of addiction. As said before, it is a process. Addict mentality is crucial to recognize and replace. But it can be done. And it is worth it.
Aspire Too Counselling and Professional Services, BA, BSW, MSW, RSW, CLC
Aspire Too - Registered Clinical Counsellors
#304 - 1114 22nd Street West, Saskatoon, SK S7M 0S5
Our philosophy is harm reduction. We focus on the person and not just on the disease. We support our clients in setting realistic and attainable goals for recovery. Addictions can come in different forms from alcohol to gambling to internet. We work with clients to help them regain self control and self esteem. We have access to experts in each particular addiction area and support clients through their healing journey.
Beverley Dyck, M.A. Counselling Emphasis
Certified Counsellor, M.A.
348 Ave. X, Saskatoon, SK S7M 3H6
Bev sees addictions as the person's band-aid way to live their life. Bev charts with the client what the addicting agent gives to the client and then what this costs the client. This understanding is very important for the client in being able to begin to heal. The client needs to learn how to meet their real needs in healthy ways. The client needs to be confronted with the repercussions of their habit and how it affects them and those around them. The client needs hope that life can be meaningful and liveable. Clients need to be able to explore their feelings and unresolved issues in a safe, non-judgmental environment and learn to process feeling feelings and address issues.
Michelle Morand, Online, Phone and In Person Support
M.A. Counselling; Internet, Phone, and In Person Counseling
Skype/Internet/Phone Support Worldwide, Saskatoon, SK S7K 1N6
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.