Addiction Therapists in Edmonton, AB.

Counselling for addiction and codependency in Edmonton, 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

#312, 9707 110 Street (Edmonton Psychological Group), Edmonton, Alberta T5K 2L9 | 780 454 0162

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.

Kimberly Knull, Psychologist
Addiction Counsellor

Kimberly Knull, Psychologist

Registered Psychologist

Edmonton, Alberta T6W 0E8 | 780-221-0217

Do you not want addiction to define who you are? Have people told you that you have a problem? Does addiction have a negative impact on your relationships or work? Talking with me about the life you'd like to have is the first step in moving forward! It takes a lot of courage to reach out for support, and we will work at your pace. My role is to help light the way to your goals!

Melissa Guzik, MA
Addiction Counsellor

Melissa Guzik, MA

Registered Psychologist

10470 176 Street, Edmonton, Alberta T5S 1L3 | 780-996-5750

Are you or your spouse struggling with alcoholism, substance abuse, or pornography or a sexual addiction? If you would like to receive individual or couples counselling for you or your partner regarding addictions, or group counselling for the spouses of sexual addicts, it is time to contact Melissa Guzik, MA, Registered Psychologist. Melissa can be reached at 780-996-5750 or at www.melissaguzik.com for in-person counselling in Edmonton, or online or phone counselling in Alberta. Please note that the group counselling is for the spouses only and is a Christian group.

Laura Kennedy, MA, R. Psych.
Addiction Counsellor

Laura Kennedy, MA, R. Psych.

Registered Psychologist

Edmonton, Alberta T6M 1G1 | 1-866-688-6528

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.

David Buhr, M.C.
Addiction Counsellor

David Buhr, M.C.

Registered Psychologist

3rd Flr - 12547 129 Street, Edmonton, Alberta T5L 1H7 | 780-443-6076

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.

Family Counselling Centres in Edmonton, M.A, M.Sc
Addiction Counsellor

Family Counselling Centres in Edmonton, M.A, M.Sc

Registered Psychologist, Registered Provisional Psychologist and Canadian Certified Counsellor

#32 4004 97 St NW, Edmonton, Alberta T6E 6N1 | (780) 612-8577

Equine Assisted Counselling can help clients focus on their health through their relationships with the horses and encourages them to seek out excitement in appropriate ways-- from working with horses. When treating addictions success is often strongly related to the presence of a strong attachment to a safe adult, the ability of that individual to take charge of their circumstances, and the belief of the addicted person that the treatment will be effective. These areas can all be addressed through counselling sessions with the horses.

Landon Hildebrand, MA
Addiction Counsellor

Landon Hildebrand, MA

Registered Psychologist

12547 129 St NW, Edmonton, Alberta T5L 1H7 | 780-221-7279

Seeking help for addiction is a huge undertaking. Often we fear the consequences of seeking help. What if our employer finds out, what about our families, friends, loved ones? As a psychologist I protect confidentiality, and seek to help you sort your concerns through compassion without stigma or judgment. I will move towards change at your pace, safety seeking to minimize the harm of substances and behaviors through a harm reduction approach as you seek to organize, make sense, and move towards increased wellness. This wellness might look different from what others might tell you, but together we can help identify what health and wellness will mean for you and being taking the first steps.

Paul Bianchini, Ph.D., R.Psych.
Addiction Counsellor

Paul Bianchini, Ph.D., R.Psych.

Registered Psychologist

9505-79 Street, Edmonton, Alberta T6C 2S1 | 780-757-5535

Addictions are created by things that make us feel better. I gets completed because some things we get addicted to change our brains and now we need that thing just to feel normal. The problem is that addictions tie us down and inhibit the ability to connect to the pain the made the addiction seem like a viable option in the first place. Reconnecting with this heals and frees us from the addiction. Visit my website at www.prairieowlpsychology.ca from more details. I have successfully worked with people from a variety of backgrounds to treat a variety of addiction issues and look forward to working with you.

Paul Sussman, Ph.D.,R.Psych.(AB),L.Psych.(GA)
Addiction Counsellor

Paul Sussman, Ph.D.,R.Psych.(AB),L.Psych.(GA)

Licensed Psychologist, Alberta and Georgia

14307 - 80 Avenue, Edmonton, Alberta T5R 3K2 | 780-424-5592

I have been clean and sober nearly 26 years. I am familiar with 12-step approaches to treating addictions and compulsions, and sympathetic to those who find them uesful. There are, however, many who need help but cannot find it in 12 step programs. I am able to meet many of these where they are, and help them in ways they are able to use. Addiction and compulsions, like all conditions that respond to psychotherapy, are phenomena that are overcome through personal growth.

Mallory Becker, M.A.C.P., R.Psych.
Addiction Counsellor

Mallory Becker, M.A.C.P., R.Psych.

Registered Psychologist

Suite 201, 6720 104 Street, Edmonton, Alberta T6H 2L4 | 587-855-5598

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.

Sasha Campbell, BA, MA Counselling Psychology
Addiction Counsellor

Sasha Campbell, BA, MA Counselling Psychology

Registered Psychologist

9915B 82 Avenue, Edmonton, Alberta T6E 1Z1 | 587-907-8944

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.

Compassionate Counselling Inc., Nancy Hurst PhD,
Addiction Counsellor

Compassionate Counselling Inc., Nancy Hurst PhD,

Compassionate Counselling Inc.

10069 80 Avenue, Edmonton, Alberta T6E 1T4 | (780) 482-1847

Addictions leave people with much shame and feeling out of control. Often addictions are a result of underlying anxiety that people are trying to self medicate. When we learn to deal with fear, worry, and self doubt change can happen. Often people have never learned how to deal with their insecurities or talked about their internal struggles. This leaves people feeling isolated which feeds shame. Reaching out to others is the first step in untangling yourself from the grip of addiction.

Kim Silverthorn, B.A., R.P.C., M.P.C.C., C.T
Addiction Counsellor

Kim Silverthorn, B.A., R.P.C., M.P.C.C., C.T

Master Practioner of Clinical Counselling

17214 60 Ave NW, Edmonton, T6M 1E3 | 780-803-5501

Dealing with addiction issues starts with an understanding of the purpose the addiction serves in one's life. Simply trying to stop the addictive behaviour will not address or alleviate the root cause of the issue. New, more problematic behaviours will likely result just develop. In order to deal with addictions, healthier options must be recognized and embraced. And to be able to do that, we must first become comfortable with our own selves. We need to be able to be honest about what works and what does not work in our own life.



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

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

Edmonton is located in Alberta, Canada. It has a land area of 685.25 square kilometers.  The population of Edmonton is nearly 1 million people with 360,828 households . The population ranking for Edmonton is #5 nationally and #2 for the province of Alberta with a density of 1360.90 people per sq km. Edmonton therapists serve postal code: T5K.