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.


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

Psychotherapist

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.

Philip Starkman, MSW, RSW
Addiction Counselor

Philip Starkman, MSW, RSW

Registered Psychotherapist

Available for Online Therapy

Addictions can appear in many forms including substance addictions, internet addiction, sex addiction, gambling addiction, shopping addiction, pornography, social media, excessive exercise, food, etc. Strong cravings with a loss of control can lead people to become addicted in spite of possible dire consequences. Counselling is one of several possible treatments available for addictions. Individual, group and family therapies have been found to be helpful in order to inform a client regarding the harmful effects the addiction may have on themselves, their friends, family and society. Promoting physical, emotional and spiritual well being is often critical for the rehabilitation process.

Sara Jungen, Psychologist
Addiction Counselor

Sara Jungen, Psychologist

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

Available for Online Therapy

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!

Susan Yun, MA, CCC
Addiction Counsellor

Susan Yun, MA, CCC

Registered Counselling Therapist, Canadian Certified Counsellor

3005 119 Street NW, Edmonton, Alberta T6J 5R5 | 780 994 0090

Embracing recovery from addiction is a courageous and transformative journey, and I'm here to walk it with you. As a dedicated counsellor, I provide a safe and empathetic environment where you can heal and regain control over your life. Together, we will explore the root causes of your addiction, develop tailored strategies for recovery, and foster resilience for a brighter future. I understand the complexities of addiction, and I'm committed to guiding you toward lasting recovery and a fulfilling life. Your journey to healing starts here, where hope, transformation, and lasting change are within reach."

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.

Kevin Alderson, Ph.D.
Addiction Counselor

Kevin Alderson, Ph.D.

Registered Psychologist (Alberta and Ontario)

Available for Online Therapy

[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

Landon Hildebrand, MA
Addiction Counsellor

Landon Hildebrand, MA

Registered Psychologist

10359 82 Ave NW, Edmonton, Alberta T6E 1Z9 | 7805409286

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.

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.

Bharat Sharma, MPCC, RPC, CCAC, DCA, SAP
Addiction Counsellor

Bharat Sharma, MPCC, RPC, CCAC, DCA, SAP

Master Practitioner in Clinical Counselling

2923 66 St NW, Edmonton, Alberta T6K 4C1 | 7803287706

Often, an individual's relationship with substance use such as drugs alcohol or will change over time. For example, the person might’ve initially used it only once a while in a month as to get away from his/ her stress and have some pleasurable time, but very soon it become an everyday necessity for the user. Did your relationship with your substance use change from the time that you started to now? Do you still use for the same reasons, or have those reasons changed? Have you done the bad things under the influence of substances that you wouldn’t have done if you haven't consumed? Feel free to contact to learn how counseling can help you.

Samuel Platts, CSAT
Addiction Counsellor

Samuel Platts, CSAT

Registered Psychologist (Alberta, #4832)

#207, 11523 100th ave NW , Edmonton, Alberta T5K 0J8 | 780-868-5655

I am Certified Sex Addiction Therapist (CSAT). Sex addiction is an umbrella term for a variety of compulsive sexual behaviors. I have worked in the field of addictions since 2010. I can help clients navigate the best route for them (treatment centers, support groups, individual therapy). The first stage is to develop enough structure in your life to stop using, the second stage is healing and transformation.

Rivers Edge Counselling Centre, Inc.
Addiction Counsellor

Rivers Edge Counselling Centre, Inc.

Rivers Edge Counselling Centre

1 Tache Street, Suite #310, St. Albert, Alberta T8N 1H4 | 780-460-0022

Our Therapists at Rivers Edge Counselling can help you to • Find the cause of your addiction and manage it effectively • Learn how addiction works and take necessary steps to reduce it • Control emotions and quit unhealthy habits • Coping with the stages of change • Understanding your own self and develop self esteem • Develop skills to understand your addiction

Jack Lewis, R.Psych., C. Psychol., AFBPSs.
Addiction Counsellor

Jack Lewis, R.Psych., C. Psychol., AFBPSs.

Registered Psychologist

Inglewood Plaza, 24 Inglewood Drive, St Albert, Alberta T8N 5A7 | 780-970-3146

I have advanced training in the assessment of addictions. In order to have any success with addictions counselling there has to be some level of commitment to deal with the discomfort of giving up or at least reducing the addiction. Family and relationships are core to the success of the counselling. Addictions are powerful coping techniques that don't really work. Dealing with addictions means dealing with the pain and past hurts that have not healed or been properly dealt with. Any successful additions therapy means diving deeply into ones life and the beliefs one has developed over a whole lifetime. Connecting to a deeper spiritual set of values can be a tremendous help and support

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.

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.

WJW Counselling and Mediation, RPscyh, CSW, RSW, MED/ARB, DMFT
Addiction Counsellor

WJW Counselling and Mediation, RPscyh, CSW, RSW, MED/ARB, DMFT

Registered Psychologist Registered Clinical Social Work RSW Doctor of Marriage and Family Therapy

#402 1 Tache Street, St. Albert, Alberta T8N 1B4 | (780) 460-1037

Addiction is the constant need to use certain substances or engage in particular behaviours. It isn’t limited to substance use (drugs and alcohol); addiction can also show up as impulse control (gambling, self-harming, kleptomania, pyromania) and behavioural (internet, pornography, sex, video games, working, exercising, shopping, food). An activity or substance becomes an addiction when you use it to avoid or deal with activities, emotions or thoughts. Once you stop or slow down, the withdrawal symptoms begin. These Symptoms Can Present Physically and Psychological symptoms. Our specialists will help you move through this towards long term sustainable function.

Cheryl McDougall, MSW, RSW, AAMFT
Addiction Counselor

Cheryl McDougall, MSW, RSW, AAMFT

Registered 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.


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.