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.


Cathryn Hanssen, Psy.D., CSAT
Addiction Counsellor

Cathryn Hanssen, Psy.D., CSAT

Registered Psychologist

In T3E 7J4 - Nearby to Black Diamond.

Addiction is a concern that many people struggle with. Often people are unaware of the way in which addiction can significantly affect life, and cause harm to self and others. Feeling out of control and unable to stop harmful behaviours is a normal experience when someone is addicted to a substance or behaviour. Addiction is a treatable disease, which can be managed through therapy and a recovery program. I treat individuals with addiction to alcohol, drugs, sex, gambling, food.

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.

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.

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!

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.

Ken Fierheller, RP
Addiction Counsellor

Ken Fierheller, RP

Marriage Counsellor, Psychotherapist & Life Coach

In T3E 6L1 - Nearby to Black Diamond.

Don't let addiction rule your life for another minute. I work with folks who struggle with addiction on a maintenance level. Meaning if you are in recovery I can help you crystallize the path forward of of healing and commitment. Addiction can cripple the person and their family members. The compulsion to feed deeper rooted issues is often the culprit and needs to be remedied for lasting change. I can help with creating a path forward for healing old wounds, understanding the behaviors and for installing positive habits as replacements.

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.

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

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!

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.

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.

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.

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 a recovery from my addiction for several years now. I am also an expert in addictions and I am currently writing an American textbook called “Addictions Counseling Now: Substances and Addictive Behaviors.” If you need a competent psychologist, book now at https://app.acuityscheduling.com/schedule.php?owner=14249112



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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.