Addiction Therapists in Bon Accord, AB.

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


Steve Jukes, M.Sc. in MFT, R.Psych.
Addiction Counsellor

Steve Jukes, M.Sc. in MFT, R.Psych.

Registered Psychologist

In T5K 2L9 - Nearby to Bon Accord.

Addictions are commonly viewed as ways of self-soothing, that is, of incorporating a means of avoiding painful feelings. Essentially, patterned substance abuse or compulsive behaviours serve to meet this need in the short term, but are dysfunctional and damaging on the whole, becoming increasingly pervasive and difficult to change with time. Exploration of the feelings behind the addictive behaviour allows for greater understanding, ways to incorporate different routines to replace harmful patterns, and an opportunity to feel what needs to be felt in a safe and non-judgmental environment.

Alycia Chung, M.Ed., RPsych., CSAT
Addiction Counsellor

Alycia Chung, M.Ed., RPsych., CSAT

Registered Psychologist, CSAT

In T5G 3K4 - Nearby to Bon Accord.

As a Certified Sex Addiction Therapist I have a solid foundation of knowledge in the field of Sex and Love Addiction as well as compulsive attachments. I regularly work with individuals who find themselves engaged in uncontrollable patterns of behaviour, but don't know how to stop it. I provide assessment and treatment for these concerns as well as other substance or process addictions. The first steps are to provide you with information about what happens from a neurobiological level and find ways of coping in a healthier way. My aim is to get you connected to the strategies and supports that contribute to recovery.

Sasha Campbell, BA, MA Counselling Psychology
Addiction Counsellor

Sasha Campbell, BA, MA Counselling Psychology

Registered Provisional Psychologist

In T6E 1Z1 - Nearby to Bon Accord.

Addictions come in many forms but are often a secondary issue to an underlying pain. This could be related to a childhood trauma or stem from feeling a lack of love or connection to others. It is important to explore what led us to that addiction and truly think about how we can shift our awareness of this to live an optimal life for ourselves and those around us. Figuring out our addiction is the first stop to achieving your goals and living a more fulfilled and happier life.

Jim Chalmers, M.A.
Addiction Counsellor

Jim Chalmers, M.A.

Registered Psychologist

In T5K 1X3 - Nearby to Bon Accord.

There are many kinds of addictions that a client may seek counselling for. Addictions hurt everyone and the person affected may be in total denial. Addictions occur in 2 forms, behavioral and physical. When addicted clients seek treatment they will experience increased self-esteem as they find success in reducing or eliminating addictive behaviors.

Cheryl Shea, M.Div., RPC, MPCC
Addiction Counsellor

Cheryl Shea, M.Div., RPC, MPCC

Registered Professional Counsellor, Master Practitioner in Clinical Counselling

In T5N 4A3 - Nearby to Bon Accord.

I believe that we have addictions for a reason. While an addiction may have become a physical addiction (i.e. your body needs the fix), you began using the substance or behavior as a way to deal with some stress or hurt in your life. Consequently there are two parts to helping you be free from your addiction - helping you stop, and dealing with underlying hurts and unhelpful coping mechanisms.

Laura Kennedy, MA, R. Psych.
Addiction Counsellor

Laura Kennedy, MA, R. Psych.

Registered Psychologist

In T5K 0J3 - Nearby to Bon Accord.

Addictions tend to become the “dirty little secret” that provokes feelings of shame and alienates us from our friends and family. When dealing with addictive behaviours, an important question to ask yourself is: “what am I running from?” Addictions help us numb uncomfortable thoughts and feelings. Until these underlying issues are addressed, anytime we get triggered into certain thoughts and feelings, we will be tempted to turn to the addiction of choice to manage them. Counselling helps identify the issues provoking the addictive behaviours, manage triggers, and provide a framework in which to move from addiction into health.

Shift Psychological, Ph.D, Psychologist, MA, R, Psych
Addiction Counsellor

Shift Psychological, Ph.D, Psychologist, MA, R, Psych

Registered Clinical Counsellor, Clinical Psychologists, Therapists

In T5N 1R7 - Nearby to Bon Accord.

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.

Patrick Schiller, MEd., R. Psych.
Addiction Counsellor

Patrick Schiller, MEd., R. Psych.

Registered Psychologist

In T8N 1H6 - Nearby to Bon Accord.

Addictions come in a variety of forms such as alcohol and drugs, pornography, media, the internet, sex and sexual intimacy, relationships, and many others. What is common to all types of addiction is the negative impact such patterns can have on our lives, our loved ones, and things we hold dear in life. If you are caught in the chains of addiction and find yourself unable to break free, I can help you. I want to give you the power to walk down the path of recovery and to mend the damage that addiction has created in your life. In therapy we will invest the time and energy to discover what has led to addiction for you, and use proven methods to resolve the sources of addiction.

SunRise Psychology Centre, LCSW, RCSW, CSW, MSW, CHT
Addiction Counsellor

SunRise Psychology Centre, LCSW, RCSW, CSW, MSW, CHT

Registered Psychologists, Registered Provisional Psychologists, Psychology Interns

In T8H 0N2 - Nearby to Bon Accord.

Addictions are a very commonly occurring, all of our therapists have their individual approaches to treating addictions. Several approaches lend themselves to efficient treatments, such as CBT, Gradual desensitization, and also more insight based treatments. Heavy substance addictions are not easy to treat in a private practice setting, as patients require much more support then we can provide. Please, feel free to discuss your concerns with us.

Amanda Slugoski, R. Psych
Addiction Counsellor

Amanda Slugoski, R. Psych

Registered Psychologist

In T5W 3B3 - Nearby to Bon Accord.

Amanda utilizes cognitive behavioural therapy and other treatment methods to help patients increase awareness and better understand the role of drug abuse in their lives. By giving you the tools to change how you think, cbt can also impact your feelings and behaviours in a positive way. Common distortions like dwelling on the negative, jumping to conclusions, disqualifying the positives in your life, and over-generalizing can be treated in this manner.

David Buhr, M.C.
Addiction Counsellor

David Buhr, M.C.

Registered Psychologist

In T5L 1H7 - Nearby to Bon Accord.

Historically, addiction has been viewed as either a medical disease or a moral failing. I use a trauma informed approach that represents a more current view of addictions. The idea is that whatever the addiction (substances, gambling, sex, food, shopping, etc), the addiction is something that makes us feel better. Or to put it another way, when we feel bad we do something to make us feel better. With this in mind, treating an addiction is less about "curing" the addiction, rather it is about finding out why we feel bad and more positive ways to feel better. An addiction isn't a moral failing, it is an attempt to feel better. I'd like to help you find healthier ways to feel better.

Mallory Becker, M.A., R.Psyc.
Addiction Counsellor

Mallory Becker, M.A., R.Psyc.

Registered Psychologist

In T5K 1W3 - Nearby to Bon Accord.

Whether you are overwhelmed, lost, or struggle to make changes in your life - you have the ability to change, grow and move forward. Mallory's counselling techniques are derived from proven methods such as cognitive behavioral therapy, emotion focused therapy, motivational interviewing and solution focused therapy. Her holistic approach integrates all aspects of the person: physical, mental, and spiritual within their social and physical environment in a compassionate environment.

Samuel Platts, R.Psych, CSAT
Addiction Counsellor

Samuel Platts, R.Psych, CSAT

Registered Psychologist

In T6E 4A4 - Nearby to Bon Accord.

Addictive disorders all have one thing in common: a compulsive and ritualistic way of escaping reality. The reasons for this vary with each person, but the commonality is stress, feelings, and events become overwhelming and escape through arousal, numbing, fantasy or deprivation (or a combination of these) become paramount in the mind of the person suffering in active addiction. The road to recovery is long, and sometimes includes residential addictions treatment, group therapy and individual counseling. I understand and have experience with the entire process and can guide and support you through it all.



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

Bon Accord is located in Alberta, Canada. It has a land area of 2.13 square kilometers.  The population of Bon Accord is 1,529 people with 560 households . The population ranking for Bon Accord is #1621 nationally and #167 for the province of Alberta with a density of 718.70 people per sq km. Bon Accord therapists serve postal code: T0A.