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.


Cheryl McMeeken, Cheryl McMeeken
Addiction Counsellor

Cheryl McMeeken, Cheryl McMeeken

Registered Provisional Psychologist

In T2R 1E7 - Nearby to Discovery Ridge, Calgary.

"Addiction is a normal human response to trauma," Gabor Mate. This may be new information to you and you may not think you have ever been traumatized but this is the latest research on addiction. It has been our society's approach to think of the addict as a bad person who is lazy or has made bad choices to put themselves in this situation. This is outdated, judgmental and uninformed thinking. Addicts are often the most sensitive person in their families who got the most hurt by a toxic family environment. Addiction is definitely one of the most misunderstood afflictions out there. Start your healing journey today. I am here to help, message today to set up an appointment.

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.

Tracy Kroeker, MC, R Psych
Addiction Counsellor

Tracy Kroeker, MC, R Psych

Registered Psychologist

In T2R 1B1 - Nearby to Discovery Ridge, Calgary.

Life can be challenging. There are times when coping with the difficulties seems impossible and we find temporary relief from the pain by using substances (alcohol, drugs) or behaviours (gambling, sex, work, video games). Together, we can start to unravel what led to the addition and learn new tools and behaviours to get your life back on track and moving toward a meaningful life.

Joanna Jewell, M.A., R. Psych., CSAT, CMAT
Addiction Counsellor

Joanna Jewell, M.A., R. Psych., CSAT, CMAT

Registered Psychologist

In T2R 1E8 - Nearby to Discovery Ridge, Calgary.

This isn't who you are. Is it time for a change? Ready to consider doing something different in your life? My approach to addictions looks at behavioral, emotional and cognitive changes that can support your recovery, building a new you and a new life. Drawing on CBT and other approaches, the supportive, non-judging space I provide teaches you practical strategies to cope with life, alternative (aka more rewarding and fulfilling) behaviors (and to learn to like them!), and helps you heal. You'll come to know greater freedom and satisfaction with who you are, your relationships, and with your life.

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.

Sara Jungen, Psychologist
Addiction Counsellor

Sara Jungen, Psychologist

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

In T2N 3M7 - Nearby to Discovery Ridge, Calgary.

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!

Deanne Elsner, MSW, RCSW
Addiction Counsellor

Deanne Elsner, MSW, RCSW

Clinical Social Worker

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.”

Gregory Erikson, MC, CCC, & RSW
Addiction Counselor

Gregory Erikson, MC, CCC, & RSW

Canadian Certified Counsellor & Registered Social Worker

Available for Online Therapy

Addictions are hard but not hopeless. I my self battled with my own addictions. Along with education I also have understanding at a deeper level due to my personal experience. The substance that you are addicted to is not so much the issue as is the feelings, thoughts, experiences and behaviours. Processing ones story within therapy allows a person to step one foot closer to freedom and hope in a better life. It is a risk to reach out and be vulnerable. The key is to keep picking oneself back up and keep trying.I look forward to hearing your story and journeying with you as you process it.

Cheryl McDougall, MSW, RSW, AAMFT
Addiction Counselor

Cheryl McDougall, MSW, RSW, AAMFT

Master of Social Work ,

Available for Online Therapy

Ready for change? In your life, relationships, and with yourself ? Change begins with you. Exploring how your addiction has influenced your life and imagining how your life can be by rewriting your relationship with addiction. Our lives and our pathways are not written in stone. When we tell our stories in ways that can make us stronger, we can discover - we are not the problem - the problem is the problem. When we separate ourselves from the problem, we can begin to revise our relationships with problems and gain new insight into different ways we can live our lives. I can help you discover ways to reclaim your past and re-envision your future and change your relationship with addiction.

Lara Palset, M.A., RPC-C
Addiction Counsellor

Lara Palset, M.A., RPC-C

Registered Professional Counsellor - Candidate

In T3G 5H2 - Nearby to Discovery Ridge, Calgary.

Research shows that early childhood developments and trauma can lead to addiction. Some have a higher risk of addiction than others and authenticity and attachment are two basic survival needs that are often unmet. Addiction is ultimately a solution to emotional pain. I introduce psychoeducation around how human's search for pleasure can lead to addiction. The brain can be rewired by finding new meaning and purpose, while also learning how to deal with stress through self-soothing skills and other mindfulness techniques.

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.

Pinnacle Psych, Counselling and Assessment
Addiction Counsellor

Pinnacle Psych, Counselling and Assessment

Kathleen Kelava; Registered Psychologist; BComm, MC

In T2R 0E2 - Nearby to Discovery Ridge, Calgary.

I work with clients who are navigating a variety of addictions, including drugs and alcohol. I infuse themes of mindfulness and harm reduction into my addictions work with clients. I also help clients to acquire greater insight and understanding into the needs that their addictions are (unskillfully) meeting, working toward learning more effective strategies to tolerate distress and experience life.

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.

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.

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.

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

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

Registered Psychologist

In T2P 3C5 - Nearby to Discovery Ridge, Calgary.

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.

Carissa Muth, BSW, M.A. (Honours), RPsych
Addiction Counsellor

Carissa Muth, BSW, M.A. (Honours), RPsych

Registered Psychologist- Depression, Anxiety, and Trauma Counselling

In T2E 0S9 - Nearby to Discovery Ridge, Calgary.

Addiction is a particular specialty of mine. My research in the field indicates the power of relationship in the healing of addictions of all kinds. Rather than just a disease, addiction is a maladaptive coping mechanism that individuals had to use in order to achieve a basic need they were not able to have met early in life. This aligns with other emerging research and gives hope that individuals struggling with addiction are not stuck forever. In healing addiction, I provide 1. Stability, coping skills and hope 2. Perspectives of addiction and the healing process 3 (if the client would like). processing of the underlying traumatic issues.

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

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

Counsellors, Psychologist & Social Worker

In T2M 2N7 - 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.

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.

Carol Korenowski, MC, RPsych
Addiction Counsellor

Carol Korenowski, MC, RPsych

Registered Psychologist

In T2Z 3W9 - 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.

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

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

Registered Psychologist

In T2P 3T8 - Nearby to Discovery Ridge, Calgary.

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.

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.

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!

Plum Behavioral Health Services, LLC
Addiction Counsellor

Plum Behavioral Health Services, LLC

Plum Behavioral Health Services

In T2H 0T2 - Nearby to Discovery Ridge, Calgary.

We can support your recovery with skills. We encourage those of our clients whom struggle with addiction, to use skills to manage their emotions and distress, while participating in individual therapy, community sobriety programs, and their community as a whole. We can support you recovery through encouragement and accountability. Our therapist are DBT informed and we offer phone coaching.

Kevin Alderson, Ph.D.
Addiction Counsellor

Kevin Alderson, Ph.D.

Registered Psychologist (Alberta and Ontario)

In T3B 0C9 - Nearby to Discovery Ridge, Calgary.

[I OFFER VIDEO SESSIONS THROUGHOUT ALBERTA AND ONTARIO]. I know what it is 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. I have been a practicing psychologist since 1986. If you need a competent psychologist, book now at https://app.acuityscheduling.com/schedule.php?owner=14249112



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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.