Karen Bourdon, MA
1073 St. Mary's Rd., Winnipeg, MB R2M 3T2
It saddens me that often people struggling with addiction receive such judgement. I recognize that every single one of us can easily fall into the cycle of addiction, whether it be alcohol, drugs, gambling, work, sex or a multitude of other options. I like to begin from a place of addressing the issue of shame, and then help clients become more self-aware of their feelings and thoughts. I then help them learn to manage life in a more healthy manner - slowly. I believe that every addict has some form of past hurts and wounding that I would love to help them work through, so that they can live a full and vibrant life.
Eldon Pullman, MA
302 - 1200 Portage Ave, Winnipeg, MB R3G 0T5
We all have emotional needs we want met. If we grew up in a perfect environment we would have no awareness that we have emotional needs. No one has experienced a perfect environment therefore we all have become aware of pain in our lives, we can call this a hole in our heart. Some of us seek to either kill the pain in our heart or fill the hole. Addictions are our way of dealing with the pain or hole that we have experienced in life. Understanding the process of how the addiction was developed and how we keep it going is important to overcoming our addictions. Counselling can help you understand why you are addicted and what to do to deal with it. All forms of addictions are dealt with.
Susan Wenzel, MA; PACCP
Psychotherapist/ Clinical Sexologist/ Sex-Therapist ;
E-118 Sherbrook Street, Winnipeg, MB R3C 2B4
Susan is a clinical sexology and Sex-Therapist. She is trained to help clients with various sexual concerns. Whether is addiction, sexual dysfunctional or seeking erotic coaching to enhance your relationship. You can always book an appointment with Susan in order to work on your relationships and personal growth. There is no a taboo subject at Susan's office. Her clients are respected and treated with positive regard.
Douglas Hanson, MA, CCC, CCRC
206-62 Roslyn Rd., Winnipeg, MB R3L 0G6
Addictions are one way of coping with deep, unrelenting emotional pain. You may be self-medicating to avoid the painful thoughts and feelings often arising out of traumatic childhood experiences. Whether the addiction is to alcohol, drugs, pornography, sex, shopping or gambling the purpose is the same. You are desperately attempting to avoid debilitating emotional pain. Therapy can help you identify and resolve the underlying negative emotions that trigger your addiction. You can learn to control your urges and initiate alternate, healthy responses. You can start to feel physically and mentally healthier. Therapy can help you develop a positive sense of self, and re-establish loving relations....
Mary-Ann Roy, BFA; MA
Certified Counselling Therapist
201 Portage Avenue West; 18th Floor, Winnipeg, MB R3B 3K6
Addictions of any kind rob not just the one with the addiction but make victims of all who are a part of that person's life. Addictive behaviour runs deep and requires discernment and expertise to fully reconcile its harmful effects emotionally, physically, spiritually, mentally and relationally. But, it is surely worth the work to root it out and bring peace and freedom for all.
Gerry Pettyjohn, MA, CSRT
Certified Sexual Recovery Therapist
3527 Pembina Highway (Entrance at rear of building), Winnipeg, MB R3V 1A5
I help people break free from many types of addiction and I specialize in sex addiction therapy. My philosophy is to work from the "outside in." In other words, I give you many tools to stop your outward behaviors in the initial sessions. Once you have gained some sobriety, I will work with you on the internal issues that led you to the addiction in the first place. The core issues may include abuse, trauma, codependency, intimacy anorexia, depression, anxiety, family-of-origin problems and/or spiritual difficulties. The internal issues can be difficult to face but once there is healing, long-term recovery and sobriety from your addiction is attainable.
Soul Work Therapies, Donna Johnson, M.Ed., DVATI, MMFT
Marriage and Family Therapist; Art Therapist; Time Line Therapist; Reiki Master
202 - 1345 Pembina Hwy, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Winnipeg, MB R3T 2B6
Addiction sometimes stems from unacknowledged sadness, fears and guilt and the belief that you are not worthy; messages from others that you took on to be true. Do you want to feel differently about yourself and remember who you truly are? The choice is yours and yes, work in making the changes in your life is yours to do. Making a commitment to change your life and lifestyle can be challenging and it is worth it. Change because you want to, not because someone asks you to.
Julie Long, M.Ed., CCC
208-161 Stafford Avenue, Winnipeg, MB R3M 2W9
Addictions can have a very strong hold of us and can make us feel like we can not survive unless....If we just...then everything will be okay. The temporary escape from our lives is just that...temporary. Life is full of stress and when we learn to handle stress in healthy ways, the chains of our addictions can be lifted. Seeing a therapist can help us identify the feelings we are running from; can help us figure out how to cope with our emotions; and can help empower our lives with activities that can be just as exciting and less destructive as ...
Alan Vanderwater, M.A. /Registered MCSW
#716 - 177 Lombard Avenue, Winnipeg, MB R3B 0W5
As a therapist, I have extensive experience in working with addictions of all types. Having worked for 7 years in residential addiction treatment, I understand the challenges of getting sober. I have worked with families enduring, done interventions, worked with community halfway housing, and am a drug and alcohol educator with CODA (Council on Drug Abuse). Whether it be drug, alcohol, gambling, sexual addiction, I can help.
Glenys Wirch, MA
546 Portage Avenue, Winnipeg, MB R3C 0G3
I work with addictions from a transtheoretical model of therapy. This approach is a model that embraces intentional change; client's decide what change they want to embrace. I focus on the decision making of the individual client, along with assessing an individual's readiness to act on a new healthier behaviour. I also explore and provide strategies for change, or processes for change. This guides my clients through the various stages of change. This is done in a client centered manner, essentially empowering my client's to embrace life in a new, healthy, and fulfilling way.