Addiction Therapists in Balzac, AB.

Counselling for addiction and codependency in Balzac, AB. Help for alcohol and substance abuse, pornography, sex and internet addiction, gambling, and compulsive spending.


Gerard Alberts, M.Ed., R.Psych., CCLC
Addiction Counsellor

Gerard Alberts, M.Ed., R.Psych., CCLC

Registered Psychologist

In T2P 3T8 - Nearby to Balzac.

Support for relationship, career, and mental health issues associated with addictions. Gerard has diverse experience as a psychologist and leader in social services, schools, universities, corporati, and his private practice. He supports addicts in recovery from all walks of life, including continuity of care for physicians, dentists, pharmacists, and others struggling with addiction. Using a theoretical foundation of social learning and cognitive-behavioural training, he is well-versed in formal and informal assessment and solution-focussed approaches. He listens carefully to understand your needs and relies on his extensive experience to help you find solutions to your dilemmas.

Mervin Van der Spuy, DTh-Counselling, BSc-Pharmacy
Addiction Counsellor

Mervin Van der Spuy, DTh-Counselling, BSc-Pharmacy

Psychopharmacologist

In T2H 2G4 - Nearby to Balzac.

If you or someone you know are addicted to prescription drugs, Dr. Mervin (Paraklesis Counselling) can come alongside you and help you to break the cycle of lapse and relapse. Often people with depression become dependent on taking benzodiazepines (a suppressant that depresses the mood), and they therefore struggle not only to get out of the depression but also to stop taking the tranquilizers. With an understanding of the working mechanisms of the drugs, and with the guidance of a psychopharmacologist, you can begin a new chapter in your life.

Kevin Alderson, Ph.D.
Addiction Counsellor

Kevin Alderson, Ph.D.

Registered Psychologist (Alberta and Ontario)

In T3G 5Y9 - Nearby to Balzac.

[I OFFER VIDEO SESSIONS THROUGHOUT ALBERTA AND ONTARIO]. I know what it is like to be an addict. I have been in recovery from my addiction for several years now. I am also an international expert in this field. My American textbook called “Addictions Counseling Today: Substances and Addictive Behaviors” was published recently. I have been a practicing psychologist since 1986. If you need a competent psychologist, book now at https://app.acuityscheduling.com/schedule.php?owner=14249112

ShiftGrit Psychology & Counselling, R. Psych, MACP, MSW, RSW
Addiction Counsellor

ShiftGrit Psychology & Counselling, R. Psych, MACP, MSW, RSW

Psychologists, Counselor, Child Psychologist, Marriage Counsellor, Mental Health Clinic, Mental Health Service, Social Workers

In T2T 0A1 - Nearby to Balzac.

In our early environments, we absorb a lot of information about ourselves and the world. Sometimes this stuff is positive – like language or self-soothing, but sometimes it comes from a disruptor and is not. Things like criticism, alcohol used by a parent, detachment from parents, perfectionism, or whatever can cause limiting beliefs about one’s self.

Living Well Counselling Services Inc., MA, MEd, RSW
Addiction Counsellor

Living Well Counselling Services Inc., MA, MEd, RSW

Counsellors, Psychologist & Social Worker

In T2E 2Z6 - Nearby to Balzac.

Jennifer believes in the value of 12-step programs, due to their high success rate and popularity worldwide. She also believes, however, that often more issues need to be dealt with that are not treated in 12-Step programs, for clients to see long lasting success. If you have completed, and/or are currently a part of a 12-Step program, but feel you would benefit from working through some additional issues in therapy, Jennifer would be a good fit.

Terry Lindberg, M.Ed., R.Psych.
Addiction Counsellor

Terry Lindberg, M.Ed., R.Psych.

Registered Psychologist

In T2P 3C5 - Nearby to Balzac.

Having worked previously at an addictions treatment facility for over 9 years, I have seen both the damage caused by a variety of addictions and the ability of individuals to arrest addictive behaviors and re-build healthy addiction-free lives. Whether you are attempting to moderate your use of an addictive substance or behavior, or abstain completely, therapy is an important tool. Together we will explore your triggers for addiction, relapse prevention strategies, and look at the resources available to you as you recover.

Plum Behavioral Health Services, LLC
Addiction Counsellor

Plum Behavioral Health Services, LLC

Plum Behavioral Health Services

In T2H 0T2 - Nearby to Balzac.

We can support your recovery with skills. We encourage those of our clients whom struggle with addiction, to use skills to manage their emotions and distress, while participating in individual therapy, community sobriety programs, and their community as a whole. We can support you recovery through encouragement and accountability. Our therapist are DBT informed and we offer phone coaching.

Tobias Mwandala, PhD, RSW
Addiction Counsellor

Tobias Mwandala, PhD, RSW

Registered Social Worker/Consultant

In T2P 3N3 - Nearby to Balzac.

I do not label clients as “addicts.” I work with a person addicted to a drug or porn, pornography, sexual/sex addiction, by asking questions like: What do you see is the most pressing issue? What do you believe other’s concern of you being addicted to this thing? Do you hear what your significant partner say(s) about your concerns? One client indicated to me that: he felt heard because of the nature of the questions (I asked) did not take sides instead I asked ‘relational questions.’ I recommend to my clients to attend detoxification programs. I encourage healthy lifestyles, values and practices and inform clients about negative side effects related to drug/substance abuse also.

Gregory Erikson, MC and CCC
Addiction Counselor

Gregory Erikson, MC and CCC

Canadian Certified Counsellor

Available for Online Therapy

Addictions are hard but not hopeless. I my self battled with my own addictions. Along with education I also have understanding at a deeper level due to my personal experience. The substance that you are addicted to is not so much the issue as is the feelings, thoughts, experiences and behaviours. Processing ones story within therapy allows a person to step one foot closer to freedom and hope in a better life. It is a risk to reach out and be vulnerable. The key is to keep picking oneself back up and keep trying.I look forward to hearing your story and journeying with you as you process it.

Anu Chiarelli, RN, MA, CSAT, CMAT
Addiction Counsellor

Anu Chiarelli, RN, MA, CSAT, CMAT

Certified Professional Counsellor, Counselling Therapist, Registered Nurse, Certified Sex Addiction Therapist

In T1Y 6X1 - Nearby to Balzac.

An addiction, whether to a substance or a behaviour, is an attempt to alleviate distress, self-soothe or fill an emptiness. The substance or behavior cannot bring relief because it is not what you truly need. No matter how you have been self-medicating your stress and pain thus far, I can help you treat the underlying issues in ways that are life-sustaining rather than destructive. The earlier you get help, the better. I will compassionately help you no matter how many times you have tried to quit and will help you establish ways that will help you stay quit. I provide therapy for various addictions with a sex addiction specialty. I help those addicted as well as their families.

Carissa Muth, BSW, M.A. (Honours), RPsych
Addiction Counsellor

Carissa Muth, BSW, M.A. (Honours), RPsych

Registered Psychologist- Depression, Anxiety, and Trauma Counselling

In T2E 0S9 - Nearby to Balzac.

Addiction is a particular specialty of mine. My research in the field indicates the power of relationship in the healing of addictions of all kinds. Rather than just a disease, addiction is a maladaptive coping mechanism that individuals had to use in order to achieve a basic need they were not able to have met early in life. This aligns with other emerging research and gives hope that individuals struggling with addiction are not stuck forever. In healing addiction, I provide 1. Stability, coping skills and hope 2. Perspectives of addiction and the healing process 3 (if the client would like). processing of the underlying traumatic issues.

Joanna Jewell, M.A., R. Psych., CSAT, CMAT
Addiction Counsellor

Joanna Jewell, M.A., R. Psych., CSAT, CMAT

Registered Psychologist

In T2R 1E8 - Nearby to Balzac.

This isn't who you are. Is it time for a change? Ready to consider doing something different in your life? My approach to addictions looks at behavioral, emotional and cognitive changes that can support your recovery, building a new you and a new life. Drawing on CBT and other approaches, the supportive, non-judging space I provide teaches you practical strategies to cope with life, alternative (aka more rewarding and fulfilling) behaviors (and to learn to like them!), and helps you heal. You'll come to know greater freedom and satisfaction with who you are, your relationships, and with your life.

Cheryl McDougall, MSW, RSW, AAMFT
Addiction Counselor

Cheryl McDougall, MSW, RSW, AAMFT

Registered Master of Social Work ,

Available for Online Therapy

Ready for change? In your life, relationships, and with yourself ? Change begins with you. Exploring how your addiction has influenced your life and imagining how your life can be by rewriting your relationship with addiction. Our lives and our pathways are not written in stone. When we tell our stories in ways that can make us stronger, we can discover - we are not the problem - the problem is the problem. When we separate ourselves from the problem, we can begin to revise our relationships with problems and gain new insight into different ways we can live our lives. I can help you discover ways to reclaim your past and re-envision your future and change your relationship with addiction.

Philip Starkman, MSW, RSW
Addiction Counselor

Philip Starkman, MSW, RSW

Registered Psychotherapist

Available for Online Therapy

Addictions can appear in many forms including substance addictions, internet addiction, sex addiction, gambling addiction, shopping addiction, pornography, social media, excessive exercise, food, etc. Strong cravings with a loss of control can lead people to become addicted in spite of possible dire consequences. Counselling is one of several possible treatments available for addictions. Individual, group and family therapies have been found to be helpful in order to inform a client regarding the harmful effects the addiction may have on themselves, their friends, family and society. Promoting physical, emotional and spiritual well being is often critical for the rehabilitation process.

Joshua Adams, M.A., B.Sc., B.RS., R.Psych
Addiction Counsellor

Joshua Adams, M.A., B.Sc., B.RS., R.Psych

Registered Psychologist

In T2G 0T7 - Nearby to Balzac.

The question is not why the addiction, but why the pain (Dr. Gabor Mate). Addictions can be difficult to overcome because it both causes problems AND medicates the pain of life in the short-term. Also, there is great stigma from society around addiction--so many have said, Why dont you just stop using? Motivational interviewing, Cognitive-Behavioural Therapy (CBT), and Relapse-Prevention techniques can be very helpful in supporting people through recovery rather than shaming them towards quitting a substance without dealing with whatever is underlying the addiction.

Patrick Keelan, Ph.D.
Addiction Counsellor

Patrick Keelan, Ph.D.

Registered psychologist

In T2T 2Z2 - Nearby to Balzac.

I help clients with addictions using cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT), a research-based form of therapy in which I am certified. Strategies include avoiding high-risk situations and activities, managing urges and emotions, thinking of the benefits of staying on track and the downsides of using, and countering permission-giving thoughts.

Tim Garner, MC, CCC
Addiction Counselor

Tim Garner, MC, CCC

Canadian Certified Counsellor

Available for Online Therapy

Do you feel that your drinking is stopping you from living the life you've dreamed of? Are you tired waking up with a pounding headache, dragging yourself out of bed thinking, “why did I do that?" Does a couple of drinks end up being a runaway train? Do you worry that if an emergency happened, you won’t be in proper shape to help your loved ones? Are you sick and tired of having your life revolve around alcohol? If you answered yes to any of the above, counselling can help. With powerful techniques, accountability, and genuine warmth, I help clients fully understand and master their drinking habits - so they can finally have the robust health, career, and relationships they deserve.

Roslyn Hansen-Henze, BSW, MA Counseling
Addiction Counsellor

Roslyn Hansen-Henze, BSW, MA Counseling

Registered Christian Counsellor, Certified Professional Counsellor

In T2W 2V5 - Nearby to Balzac.

For every woman, the first step towards freedom from addiction is always the step of coming to believe in freedom and to believe that freedom is possible. We can show you a way out of the guilt and away from the shame that keeps you from the love your heart longs for. Reject the lie that you will always be an addict, reclaim your ability to know truth and choose life!

Sabrina Ragan, M.Sc., CCC, CPT, RPsych.
Addiction Counsellor

Sabrina Ragan, M.Sc., CCC, CPT, RPsych.

Registered Psychologist - ONLINE COUNSELLING

In T4B 1S1 - Nearby to Balzac.

Addictions in the family significantly impact the lives of children. Family addictions can have many consequences for a child and impede his or her development in behaviour, education, and social-emotional wellbeing. Without help these children are at risk of developing severe mental health concerns including: depression, anxiety, issues with self-esteem and self-worth, issues with peers, sleep disorders, substance abuse disorders, etc. Keystone offers counselling and support for children with a family member struggling with substance abuse. Additionally, family therapy is offered to help develop healthy family patterns and strengthen relationships between family members.

Sarah O'Brien, R. Psych
Addiction Counsellor

Sarah O'Brien, R. Psych

Registered Psychologist

In T2P 1J9 - Nearby to Balzac.

I will work with you to understand the underlying emotional and psychological factors contributing to your addiction. I employ a harm-reduction approach to substance abuse treatment as opposed to complete and sudden abstinence. I will work with you to build effective coping strategies, heal trauma and provide techniques which will help you navigate the stress and complexity of long-term recovery.

Mark Giesbrecht, MA, RCC, CCC, CT
Addiction Counsellor

Mark Giesbrecht, MA, RCC, CCC, CT

Registered Clinical Counselor / Canadian Certified Counselor

In T3M 1H5 - Nearby to Balzac.

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.

Cal H. Henze, MA., R. Psych.
Addiction Counsellor

Cal H. Henze, MA., R. Psych.

Registered Psychologist, Registered Christian Counsellor

In T2V 0E4 - Nearby to Balzac.

Do you ever wonder what it would feel like to truly be free? Not just hanging on for dear life and hiding a life of secrets, but to be truly able to look in the mirror and say, "I'll never go back again?" You don't need to wonder anymore. Let us walk with you as you discover how to be free of that hunger inside and to never feel that fear again. Our Registered Christian Addictions Counselling can help you set love in order and you can truly live again!

Sara Jungen, Psychologist
Addiction Counsellor

Sara Jungen, Psychologist

M.A., R.Psych. - Registered Psychologist

In T2N 3M7 - Nearby to Balzac.

Addiction is often the surface problem, it's a way of staying away from a greater pain that is below the surface. Doing addiction counselling with me is a gentle and compassionate process of tending to the real issues below the addiction, so that there is no longer a need to engage in this harmful behaviour. When you pull out the roots of a weed, the weed will not grow back, and real change has been achieved!

Steve Rose, PhD
Addiction Counselor

Steve Rose, PhD

Addiction Counsellor

Available for Online Therapy

Many approaches to addiction emphasize willpower and deprivation, but this only works temporarily. Alcohol, substances, or other addictive behaviours like gambling and gaming offer short-term relief of underlying issues at a long-term cost to one's relationships and health. As an addiction counsellor, I can help you resolve underlying issues, regain control, and build a sense of meaning and purpose, so you can start living the life you want. There is no one-size-fits-all approach to addiction recovery. I meet each client where they are at, tailoring my approach to each person's unique needs. Send me a message and we can connect for a quick call to discuss next steps.


You have Found the Top Therapists for Addiction And Codependency in Balzac, AB.

Thank you for visiting our Alberta page of therapists in Balzac who specialize in addictions in all forms- internet addiction, pornography and sex addictions, gambling, alcohol and drug abuse, shopping, and food addictions.  An addiction can destroy lives and relationships. Often times there is a codependent person somewhere in the sphere of an addict. Professional therapy from an addiction specialist in Balzac, AB is a vital part of recoverey and healing. We are ready to help, let's get started.

Balzac is located in Alberta, Canada. Balzac therapists serve postal code: T0M.