Addiction Therapists in Calgary, AB.

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


Lynne Goertzen, MA, CSAT, CMAT, RRT
Addiction Counsellor

Lynne Goertzen, MA, CSAT, CMAT, RRT

Registered Psychologist

2003 - 14 Street N.W., Suite 105, Calgary, Alberta T2M 3N4 | 403-630-7595

Addictions, in any of their many forms, from shopping and gambling to sex, tobacco, alcohol or drugs (street or prescription), exert a stranglehold on individual quality of life and relationships that can be devastating. The first line of attack against the addiction is information and awareness. I can help you begin that process. Together, we can look at how the addiction has convinced you it can help you cope with life ... and we can begin to address the lies addiction has told you. We can look at the triggers for your addiction, alternative strategies for coping with emotions and stressors, and ways to maintain your gains. I can help you rebuild your relationships and your life.

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

Anu Chiarelli, RN, BA, MA, CSAT, CSOTP, CMAT

Certified Professional Counsellor, Registered Nurse, Certified Sex Addiction Therapist, Certified Sex Offender Treatment Professional, Certified Multiple Addiction Therapist

Monterey Park, NE, Calgary, Alberta T1Y 6X1 | 403-285-6768

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.

Cathryn Hanssen, Psy.D., CSAT
Addiction Counsellor

Cathryn Hanssen, Psy.D., CSAT

Registered Psychologist

Suite 225, Building B8 (Currie Barracks), 2526 Battleford Ave SW, Calgary, Alberta T3E 7J4 | 403-922-9966

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.

Maureen Theberge, MACP
Addiction Counsellor

Maureen Theberge, MACP

Registered Psychologist

600 Crowfoot Crescent NW Suite 340 , Calgary, Alberta T3G 0B4 | 587-216-1818

Have your addictions and/or compulsive behaviours taken control of your life? Does life seem unmanageable and you feel the things you value slipping away? Does someone you love appear unable to quit doing something even though it is hurting them? As a therapist, my role in the recovery journey is a supportive one. I help people who are already in a 12-step or other program to maintain sobriety by exploring their unhelpful thinking styles, helping them mourn past losses, and addressing other underlying issues that have led to the addictive behaviours. I also help the loved ones of addicts, especially partners of sex addicts who are trying to heal from the trauma of betrayal.

Carl Malmsten, CouplesWork Senior Therapist
Addiction Counsellor

Carl Malmsten, CouplesWork Senior Therapist

CouplesWork Senior Therapist

#208 478 Bernard Ave, Kelowna, V1Y 6N7 | 2508706507

Addictions issues can both result from distress in relationships and precipitate or create distress. Support in addressing addictions issues can have a signifiacant positive impact on overall relationship functioning. The fact that relationships are one of our primary coping mechanisms multiplies the potential distress when addictions is present as it impacts the very mechanisms we use to cope.

Roslyn Hansen-Henze, BSW, MA Counseling
Addiction Counsellor

Roslyn Hansen-Henze, BSW, MA Counseling

Registered Christian Counsellor, Certified Professional Counsellor

Braeside Dr. S.W., Calgary, Alberta T2W 2V5 | (403) 819-3545

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!

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

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

Registered Psychologist

Suite 354, Gulf Canada Square Building, 401-9th Ave SW, Calgary, Alberta T2P 3C5 | 403-262-4040

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.

Sharon Stopforth, MSW, RSW
Addiction Counsellor

Sharon Stopforth, MSW, RSW

Registered Social Worker

226B-259 Midpark Way S.E., Calgary, Alberta T2X 1M2 | (403)452-9422

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

1235 17 Avenue SW Suite 305, Calgary, Alberta T2T 0C2 | 587-227-7132

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.

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

Susan Leslie, M.Ed, R.Psych

Counselling Psychologist

226 - 2505 17 Ave. S.W., Calgary, Alberta T3E 7V3 | 403 264-6175

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)

Murray Molohon, M.A. Registered Psychologist
Addiction Counsellor

Murray Molohon, M.A. Registered Psychologist

Registered Psychologist: Counselling Services of Calgary

209, 317-37 Ave N, Calgary, Alberta T2E 6P6 | 403 244-0244

Learning to successfully manage and overcome a variety of addictions is focussed on. Some of the areas are drugs, alcohol, pornography, gambling and eating. The approach does not view total abstinence as being the only method in many situations. Saftety for all people involved is, however, a priority. Usually people struggling with addicgtions will switch addictions if one area is stopped without addressing the underlying issues. The underlyng issues, such as unmanageable emotions or troubling circumstances are addressed and usually lead to loing term success in working out addictions.

Ken Fierheller, RP
Addiction Counsellor

Ken Fierheller, RP

Marriage Counsellor, Psychotherapist & Life Coach

5010 Richard Road SW Suite 250, Calgary, Alberta T3E 6L1 | 1-888-540-5791

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.

Journey Counselling, Inc., MA, MSc, R.Psych, RMFT, CCC
Addiction Counsellor

Journey Counselling, Inc., MA, MSc, R.Psych, RMFT, CCC

Reg. Psychologist, Marriage & Famly Therapist, Counsellors

1404 10 Street NW, Calgary, Alberta T2M 4M8 | 403-619-8558

Is your use of porn, alcohol, shopping, prescription medication, illegal drugs, tv, food, video games and online activities bothering you or someone you love? Are you wondering if it is an addiction? Sometimes a good strategy goes bad when it is relied on too much. Then the strategy has become the boss and not just a tool. Discover the addictive voice and learn about the sober/healthy voice. Learn to respond to the part of you that would like relief and wants to be addiction-free (your noble self). Learn more effective ways to manage stress so you are not turning to substances or behaviors that are costing your peace of mind.



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

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

Calgary is located in Alberta, Canada. It has a land area of 825.56 square kilometers.  The population of Calgary is 1.25 million people with 466,725 households . The population ranking for Calgary is #3 nationally and #1 for the province of Alberta with a density of 1501.10 people per sq km. Calgary therapists serve postal code: T2G.