Addiction Therapists in Black Diamond, AB.

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


Donna Murphy, MSW, RSW Cert.Ad.Ed.
Addiction Counsellor

Donna Murphy, MSW, RSW Cert.Ad.Ed.

Master of Social Work

In T2T 0C2 - Nearby to Black Diamond.

One of my favourite authors on addiction says "What if we replaced the word "addict" with: “A human being who suffered so much that he or she finds in drugs or some other behavior a temporary escape from that suffering"? G. Mate. When I see clients struggling with an addiction, I also see them struggling with pain. I work on both pain and the addiction as a method.

Kevin Alderson, Ph.D.
Addiction Counselor

Kevin Alderson, Ph.D.

Registered Psychologist

Available for Online Therapy

I know what it’s 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. If you need a competent psychologist, book now at https://app.acuityscheduling.com/schedule.php?owner=14249112

Toni Harris, MSc., R.Psych.
Addiction Counsellor

Toni Harris, MSc., R.Psych.

Registered Psychologist

In T1S 2C3 - Nearby to Black Diamond.

If addiction concerns are an issue for you or someone you love, please contact me for information on my approach and how I can assist you on this journey. I utilize a client-centered approach, honouring and respecting where you are at in the change process. Your therapeutic goals and desired outcomes are of upmost importance and counselling will be tailored to provide you with individualized support and change strategies.

Jennifer Rioux, MC, R. Psych
Addiction Counsellor

Jennifer Rioux, MC, R. Psych

Registered Psychologist

In T1S 2C3 - Nearby to Black Diamond.

I utilize best practice to work with various addictions and gain the healthy lifestyle that you are aiming to achieve. I understand that there are a variety of personal underlying issues that accompany addiction and the best result is when the underlying issues are healed, resolved or managed in therapy. I also aim to increase coping strategies and work with your personal strengths to optimize your success.

Valiant Recovery, CCCCA
Addiction Counsellor

Valiant Recovery, CCCCA

Residential Addiction Program

In T2V 0P7 - Nearby to Black Diamond.

Addiction is a complex disease that affects the functioning of the brain and body. It causes serious damage to families, relationships, communities and workplaces. Common symptoms of addiction include loss of control, preoccupation with using, continued use despite consequences, failed attempts to quit, high tolerance and withdrawal. At Valiant Recovery, our specialty is addiction treatment, and we offer services such as professional intervention, detoxification, 30, 60 or 90-day residential rehabilitation, and a sober living program for our alumni. Addiction can be effectively prevented, treated and managed with the help of our expert addiction specialists.

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

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

Psychopharmacologist

In T2H 2G4 - Nearby to Black Diamond.

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.

Susan Leslie, M.Ed, R.Psych
Addiction Counsellor

Susan Leslie, M.Ed, R.Psych

Counselling Psychologist

In T3E 7V3 - Nearby to Black Diamond.

Addiction can be anything from annoying to devastating in terms of the effect on your life. Addictive behavior of any kind, substances, technologies, food, sex, porn has the potential to limit the quality of life of those affected. If you are reading this it is possible that you may be having an experience with an addiction of your own or someone you care about and are interested in wanting change. Addiction is very understandable from a brain science perspective. There is a part of our brain that has a habit making function. We very easily form habits that have an emotional payoff for us. Once a behavior has a payoff then this brain jumps into action to create a brain pathway that helps us repeat the behavior. In other words, it helps us to keep...(view profile to read more)

Sig Taylor, MSW, RSW, RMFT
Addiction Counsellor

Sig Taylor, MSW, RSW, RMFT

Social Worker - Marriage & Family Therapist

In T2T 0C2 - Nearby to Black Diamond.

At the core of addiction is the inability to live in your own skin. We live in one of the most distracted, numbed out and addicted cultures in the history of mankind. I read a statistic recently - there are over 100 million prescriptions written in the United States for antidepressants and/or mood altering prescription drugs. As a culture, not we're not good at dealing with reality and we look for all kind of ways to avoid our internal experience – drinking, drugs, eating, workaholism, "shopaholism" and perhaps most common is addiction to TV, Internet and electronic devices. Using mindfulness and ACT therapy, I teach clients how deal more effectively with their internal experience and feelin

Marcey Heschel, B.A., M.A.
Addiction Counsellor

Marcey Heschel, B.A., M.A.

Canadian Certified Counsellor

In T3H 3B8 - Nearby to Black Diamond.

It is my belief that addition is a disease of the mind and the most major symptom is craving. Although withdrawal and tolerance are both indicative of addiction, even worrisome drinking or substance use can be classified as addiction. Addiction is a progressive illness and can destroy people's lives quickly. A client will be at a certain level of awareness of their addiction. Through motivational interviewing, I can help the client move towards a desire for change and into actual change. I am a firm believer in the 12 step spiritual programs and believe that it is pertinent for a client to find a sense of spirituality in order to recover and thrive.

Sharon Stopforth, MSW, RSW
Addiction Counsellor

Sharon Stopforth, MSW, RSW

Registered Social Worker

In T2X 1M2 - Nearby to Black Diamond.

I have worked in the addictions field for the past 15+ years. My understanding of addiction is that it stems from multiple traumas whether beginning in childhood or adulthood. My approach to counselling is mind/body focused and aims to assist clients to heal wounds caused by trauma at the body level where trauma is stored. If we experienced early childhood trauma, often the body is the only access point to heal trauma as we experienced trauma before we had the ability to process things verbally. I also believe that in order to heal trauma, we need to heal in relationship as the majority of our traumas occurred in relationships which counselling provides between therapist and client.

Kevin Fleming Ph.D.
Addiction Counselor

Kevin Fleming Ph.D.

Coach/Change Agent/Consultant

At Home or Private Discreet Intensives

While most treatment approaches to addiction include 12 step programs, rehabs, and now sober living houses, Grey Matters International, Inc. provides a wildly successful alternative to traditional models of addiction treatment----that keeps the brain in mind. That is, talking to the conscious brain while the primal brain is deciding things even before you are consciously aware? Well, that is the problem to solve in addiction. We have the solution utilizing a new cutting edge neuroscience-centered brain rebalancing system. Contact kevin@kevinflemingphd.com or call 877-606-6161.

Carol Korenowski, MC, CCC
Addiction Counsellor

Carol Korenowski, MC, CCC

Registered Provisional Psychologist & Certified Canadian Counsellor

In T2T 3S9 - Nearby to Black Diamond.

I believe understanding the relationship between attachment and addiction is imperative to helping those struggling with substance use or addictive behaviors. When the needs of the body and mind are not met through relational safety and attachment, the brain seeks similar rewards, often found in substances or other pleasurable behaviors. This way of coping helps numb the underlying pain. I can help you learn and understand your patterns, find ways to regulate and meet your needs in healthy ways, and build the necessary supportive relationships for recovery.

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 Black Diamond.

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!

Kaily Turner, MCP, CCC
Addiction Counsellor

Kaily Turner, MCP, CCC

Canadian Certified Counsellor

In T1S 1A3 - Nearby to Black Diamond.

If you are struggling from an addiction, you need to know that you are not alone. Stop believing the voice in your head that you are the only one and reach out for help. When we think we can get control over our addictions on our own, we are only lying to ourselves. You need to have a support network around you to help you understand the deeper reasons behind your addiction. I will also teach you how to connect and express emotions in healthy ways instead of masking them with a substance or addictive process (shopping, gambling, sex etc), and develop healthy coping skills that through consistent practice, will help steer you away from relapse.

Sara Jungen, Psychologist
Addiction Counselor

Sara Jungen, Psychologist

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

Available for Online Therapy

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!

Cobb & Associates Inc., R.Psych.
Addiction Counsellor

Cobb & Associates Inc., R.Psych.

Registered Psychologist

In T2V 2Y6 - Nearby to Black Diamond.

Do you find you want to cut down or eliminate substances from your life yet continue to come back to it? Are you experiencing cravings or using more of the substance than you used to or for longer periods than you intended? Are your usage patterns interfering with your ability to fulfil important obligations at home, or at work, or with extended family members or friends? If so, we can help you talk about and come to terms with the next steps to take to begin the healing process, gain greater self-awareness and understanding of how to overcome addiction, receive the support you need and improve your sense of accomplishment and self-worth. Call us today at 403-255-8577 to book an appointment or to gain more information.

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

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

Registered Psychologist

In T2V 0E4 - Nearby to Black Diamond.

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.

Val Kendall, Ph.D., M.A., Dip. Ed., C.C.C.
Addiction Counsellor

Val Kendall, Ph.D., M.A., Dip. Ed., C.C.C.

Registered Psychologist

In T1S 1J5 - Nearby to Black Diamond.

Dr. Val has certification designating her as an expert in assessing for addictions, and counselling within that realm. She has experience in addressing a number of types of addiction: alcohol, drug, internet, sexual, pornography, binge eating. You will find her non-judgmental and empathetic in helping you overcome this insidious complaint. Working together you will identify the triggers for your addiction and how to find healthier ways to answer the needs these addictions seem to assuage. Cognitive behavioural, biofeedback, and hypnotherapy include some of the approaches Dr. Val will use.

Cal H. Henze, MA., R. Psych. (Prov),. CPC.,
Addiction Counsellor

Cal H. Henze, MA., R. Psych. (Prov),. CPC.,

Registered Provisional Psychologist, Registered Christian Counsellor

In T2V 0E4 - Nearby to Black Diamond.

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!

Adriana Schmidt, BA, MA
Addiction Counsellor

Adriana Schmidt, BA, MA

Registered Provisional Psychologist

In T2C 4J2 - Nearby to Black Diamond.

The causes of addiction, just like any thing else we struggle with are complicated. At the beginning of our time together I will explain what happens to our brains when we are struggling with and addiction. This will help you to understand your brain and reduce some of the stigma you may have about addiction. Our brains are always able to change and we are always making choices even if it does not feel like it. We will explore the unhealthy beliefs you have about yourself, others, emotions and the world to try to address the root causes of your addiction. Meanwhile we will also focus on developing new positive ways of coping and emotional regulation strategies to use when you are distressed.


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

Thank you for visiting our Alberta page of therapists in Black Diamond 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 Black Diamond, AB is a vital part of recoverey and healing. We are ready to help, let's get started.

Black Diamond is located in Alberta, Canada. It has a land area of 3.84 square kilometers.  The population of Black Diamond is 2,700 people with 1,098 households . The population ranking for Black Diamond is #1102 nationally and #130 for the province of Alberta with a density of 702.70 people per sq km. Black Diamond therapists serve postal code: T0L.