Ian Robertson, BSW, MSW, RSW
Register Clinical Social Worker
60 Albert St. West, Thorold, ON
For over 20 years I practiced as a clinical therapist in several addiction settings. Our agency will provide comprehensive addiction assessments, establish clinical goals and then develop individual treatment objectives. In some situations clients require a more intrusive treatment intervention such as residential treatment. Where this is required, we will facilitate these referrals. Our approach to addiction treatment is based on the stages of change model, motivational interviewing and cognitive behavioural therapy. We provide insight education and strategies for triggers and urges. Establishing relapse prevention strategies is a critical component to our addiction counselling model.
Bayridge Counselling Centre
Individual, Couples, and Family Counselling
11 Bond St., Suite #101, St. Catharines, ON
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
Ruth Beekhuis, M.S.W., R.S.W.
Registered Clinical Social Worker
195 King Street, Suite #201, St. Catharines, ON
Many times, addictions are a poor coping strategy for underlying unhappiness and stress. In counsellng, we look at those deeper factors, and find healthy ways to address them. There are several publicly-funded addiction treatment services near my office, and I encourage clients to participate in those programs alongside our work to resolve the underlying issues.
David Cockman, S.S.W.,B.S.W.,M.S.W.,R.S.W.
Registered Social Worker
12-111 Fourth Avenue, St. Catharines, ON
At David James and Associates our Substance Abuse counsellors work with the individual and their families to cope with issues related to addiction. This means that a face-to-face assessment and therapeutic evaluation will be done recommending strategies, and providing referrals to appropriate treatment or education programs. Our professionals will assess a therapeutic fit or approach that is a match for each client.
Don Neufeld, M.S.W.
Registered Social Worker
128 Lake Street, St. Catharines, ON
Addiction does not happen in isolation! If you are struggling with addictions, then I can help in unpacking some of the factors that make addictive behaviours your downfall. Together with other services in the community, therapeutic counselling will open opportunities to unmask the underlying factors, identify the impacts and resulting vulnerabilities, and develop tools for healthier choices. Along the journey of recovery which lasts a lifetime, honesty and clarity, and at times the difficult work of exploring deep wounds and pain, can free you up to healthier choices in all aspects of life. Let me join you, encourage you, prompt you, and support you in this part of your journey.
Emmy Montemurro-Baxter, MS Ed, RP, RMFT
Registered Psychotherapist, Registered Marriage and Family Therapist
501-5400 Portage Rd, Niagara Falls, , ON
I will help you to assess whether a substance or specific behaviour has become problematic. I will work with you to identify the stresses that lead you to the problematic behaviour and help you find healthier ways to address the stress. If together we decide that it would be to your advantage to seek a more specialized treatment program I will help you to find one.
Ryan Answers, RC
Counsellor & Couples Therapist
343 Winona Road, Stoney Creek, ON
How many times have you beat yourself up for making the same mistakes over and over, only to repeat them time and time again? Addiction does deep psychological damage, and often has deep rooted causes. Together, we can figure out what these are and what exactly you need to do to finally achieve lasting change. I can promise you three things: it won't be easy, it won't be fast, but it will be worth it. Get down to earth, no-nonsense counselling in a completely non-judgemental atmosphere. Get the framework you need to understand your addictions and what to do about them. Get the tools you need to change and start feeling better.