Addiction Therapists in Discovery Ridge, Calgary, AB.

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


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

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

Counsellors, Psychologist & Social Worker

In T2G 1B5 - Nearby to Discovery Ridge, Calgary.

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.

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 Discovery Ridge, Calgary.

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.

Jeff Sturgeon, BSc.,MSW,RSW
Addiction Counsellor

Jeff Sturgeon, BSc.,MSW,RSW

Psychotherapist

In T2R 1L3 - Nearby to Discovery Ridge, Calgary.

Addiction can be a lonely burden to carry. Those around you may have trouble understanding what you are going through which can create separation in relationships and leave you feeling worse. My approach is to find the right strategies to get you back in control and leading a healthy life. We will explore the roots and meaning behind ones addiction and develop healthy coping.

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

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

Counselling Therapist, Certified Professional Counsellor, Registered Nurse, Certified Sex Addiction Therapist, Certified Sex Offender Treatment Professional, Certified Multiple Addiction Therapist, Certified Mental Health Integrative Medicine Provider

In T1Y 6X1 - Nearby to Discovery Ridge, Calgary.

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.

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 T2R 0S6 - Nearby to Discovery Ridge, Calgary.

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.

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

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

Psychopharmacologist

In T2H 2G4 - Nearby to Discovery Ridge, Calgary.

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.

Nick Bohn, MA
Addiction Counsellor

Nick Bohn, MA

Registered Provisional Psychologist

In T2C 4J2 - Nearby to Discovery Ridge, Calgary.

While some people may be genetically predisposed to addiction, others may simply have "addictive personalities", and while some substances may be chemically more addictive than others, addiction, simply put, is a learned behavioural coping response to an underlying emotional issue. And while the addictive behaviour tends to be a very effective short-term coping strategy, the long-term consequences can quickly become unsustainable. My approach is geared toward helping you understand how your addiction is serving you in the short-term, find healthier and more sustainable coping strategies, and most importantly, to identify, and reprocess that underlying emotional issue at its core.

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 T2R 1E7 - Nearby to Discovery Ridge, Calgary.

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.

Patrick Keelan, Ph.D.
Addiction Counsellor

Patrick Keelan, Ph.D.

Registered psychologist

In T2T 2Z2 - Nearby to Discovery Ridge, Calgary.

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.

Carol Korenowski, MC, RPsych
Addiction Counsellor

Carol Korenowski, MC, RPsych

Registered Psychologist

In T2P 2M5 - Nearby to Discovery Ridge, Calgary.

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.

Deanne Elsner, MSW, RSW
Addiction Counsellor

Deanne Elsner, MSW, RSW

Masters of Social Work with Clinical Specialization

In T4C 0W7 - Nearby to Discovery Ridge, Calgary.

Deanne has worked extensively with addiction and con-current disorders (addiction combined with mental health concerns). Specifically, she has worked with substance use (alcohol and drugs), gaming and food addiction. Deanne approaches addiction with curiosity to help learn more about the function of the addiction. She believes that addiction often develops as a way to cope with past trauma, unmet needs, difficult emotions and fears. As Gabor Mate aptly writes ‘it is impossible to understand addiction without asking the relief the addict finds or hopes to find in the drug or the addictive behaviour.”

Kyla Margulies, MC
Addiction Counsellor

Kyla Margulies, MC

Registered Provisional Psychologist

In T2Z 3W9 - Nearby to Discovery Ridge, Calgary.

I approach addition from a trauma-informed lens and I understand that addiction is not a choice but rather the most accessible coping strategy an individual has to manage the stress in their lives. I work to empower clients with emotional regulation strategies as well as behavioral strategies, increasing the coping strategies they have access to .

Kathryn Dodds, RPC in Psychotherapy
Addiction Counsellor

Kathryn Dodds, RPC in Psychotherapy

Registered Professional Counsellor in Psychotherapy

In T3H 4J8 - Nearby to Discovery Ridge, Calgary.

Clients with lifelong addictions have found freedom and hope again. "The first time I saw Kathryn I was a mess! ...I was depressed, confused, hurt, angry and desolate and almost to the point of ending it all. Life just didn't seem worth living... Kathryn was so understanding and kind and helped me to change my negative thoughts into positive ones ...She also taught me that no one can make me feel anything happy, sad, lonely, miserable - these are my own thoughts and they come from my own guilt or shame,people just trigger them... I now want to live and I understand how important it really is to live an honest clean life and to care for and love myself like I never knew how to before."

Susan Leslie, M.Ed, Registered Psychologist
Addiction Counsellor

Susan Leslie, M.Ed, Registered Psychologist

Couple Relationship Specialist

In T3E 7V3 - Nearby to Discovery Ridge, Calgary.

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)

Vince Urquhart, M. Div, M.A. Counselling
Addiction Counsellor

Vince Urquhart, M. Div, M.A. Counselling

Registered Clinical Counsellor

In T3H 1G3 - Nearby to Discovery Ridge, Calgary.

Specific addiction treatment will only be offered for those you are struggling with the sexual addiction pertaining to pornography. The treatment plan offered will come from by the approach and philosophy of Patrick Carnes. A specific treatment plan that stems for Christian viewpoint and/or psycho-spiritual approach to healing and freedom from this addiction.

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

Cobb & Associates Inc., R.Psych.

Registered Psychologist

In T2V 2Y6 - Nearby to Discovery Ridge, Calgary.

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.

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

Toni Harris, MSc., R.Psych.

Registered Psychologist

In T1S 2C3 - Nearby to Discovery Ridge, Calgary.

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.

Karina McGregor, BA, MC, R.Psych
Addiction Counsellor

Karina McGregor, BA, MC, R.Psych

Registered Psychologist/EMDR Therapist

In T2T 0A4 - Nearby to Discovery Ridge, Calgary.

"The opposite to addiction is not sobriety. It is human connection" -Johann Hari. This is a perspective I wholeheartedly agree with. If you are struggling in your addiction(s), please consider reaching out. Together, we can examine some of the underlying causes of your addictive behaviours through a supportive and collaborative relationship. If you are able to connect to yourself and others in a more compassionate way, I believe the healing can begin. Call today to find out more: 587-362-0640

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 Discovery Ridge, Calgary.

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!

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

Mark Giesbrecht, MA, CT, RCC, CCC

Registered Clinical Counselor / Canadian Certified Counselor

In T3M 1H5 - Nearby to Discovery Ridge, Calgary.

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.

Tobias Mwandala, PhD, RSW
Addiction Counsellor

Tobias Mwandala, PhD, RSW

Registered Social Worker/Consultant

In T2N 1P1 - Nearby to Discovery Ridge, Calgary.

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.

Behnam Kohandel, M.A., R.Psych
Addiction Counsellor

Behnam Kohandel, M.A., R.Psych

Registered psychologist

In T3L 2Z7 - Nearby to Discovery Ridge, Calgary.

Someone experiencing an addiction is unable stay away from the substance or stop the addictive behavior,and have an increased desire for the substance or behavior. With any form of compulsive or addictive behavior, the important question is: Is it interfering with any aspect of your life? If it has any harmful effect in any area, such as relationship, finances, work or health, you might want to do something about it. Every addiction has 3 components including emotional trauma, biology and habit. Using Internal Family Systems, CBT and tapping, I address those components to heal childhood wounds and reorient one’s compulsive energies into positive activities.

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

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

Registered Psychologist, Registered Christian Counsellor

In T2V 0E4 - Nearby to Discovery Ridge, Calgary.

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!

Inspire Wellness Therapy, M.A
Addiction Counsellor

Inspire Wellness Therapy, M.A

Registered Psychologist/Registered Clinical Counsellor

In T2Z 3W9 - Nearby to Discovery Ridge, Calgary.

No longer feel that you have control? Have you been told to 'manage' your addiction? Maybe, you are a family member of someone with an addiction. The first step to managing an addictive behaviour is acceptance. This can be quite a challenging process - as coming to term's with reality can be hard. At inspire wellness therapy we offer support in managing addiction or learning how to support and/or gain boundaries.

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.



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Discovery Ridge, Calgary is located in Alberta, Canada.  The population of Discovery Ridge, Calgary is 3,100 people. Discovery Ridge, Calgary therapists serve postal code: T3H.