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.


David Buhr, M.C.
Addiction Counsellor

David Buhr, M.C.

Registered Psychologist

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.

Nancy Hurst, Ph.D
Addiction Counsellor

Nancy Hurst, Ph.D

Registered Psychologist

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

Addictions are very challenging and overcoming them require the support of counsellors, friends and family. I offer a supportive and safe place to discuss your struggle with addiction. Often addictions are a result of not having learned to deal with difficult experiences, and emotions. It is usually helpful to talk about difficult feelings and learn to deal with them in new and more constructive ways.

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

Paul Sussman, Ph.D., L.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.

Doreen Foy, M.Sc.(MFT)
Addiction Counsellor

Doreen Foy, M.Sc.(MFT)

Registered Psychologist

#204 Princeton Place, 10339 - 124 St. NW, Edmonton, Alberta T5N 3W1 | 780-424-0783

Facing the causes and consequences of alcoholism/addiction isn’t easy; in fact, therapy will test your motivation to stay sober. I consider alcoholism/addiction therapy to be a collaborative process that focuses on encouraging the client’s sense of internal motivation; teaching the client how to identify destructive behaviors and replace them with positive, self-affirming actions; educating clients on relapse prevention strategies; and strengthening relationships through partners or family counseling.

Justin-Claude Dumont, BSc, MA
Addiction Counsellor

Justin-Claude Dumont, BSc, MA

Registered Provisional Psychologist

10417 Saskatchewan Dr NW, Edmonton, Alberta T6E 4R8 | 8668136412

Simply put, an addiction is any repetitive, automatic, unconscious pattern of behaviors that serves the self at the expense of another’s well-being. As such, addictive behaviors tend to isolate the addicted individual and strengthen the ego, the part of us that thinks we don’t need anybody else to survive. Due to the fact we generally don’t want to see we are interdependent on one another for survival, we fail to embody what we can be and share the best of us with others. The only way to escape the work we are here to do (which benefits all) and forfeit the painful process of giving birth to ourselves as an independent being is to give up on our sobriety.

SunRise Psychology Centre, LCSW, RCSW, CSW, MSW, CHT
Addiction Counsellor

SunRise Psychology Centre, LCSW, RCSW, CSW, MSW, CHT

Registered Psychologists, Registered Provisional Psychologists, Psychology Interns

6038, Currents Drive, Windermere, Edmonton NW, T6W 0L7 | 1 780 784 0833

Addictions are a very commonly occurring, all of our therapists have their individual approaches to treating addictions. Several approaches lend themselves to efficient treatments, such as CBT, Gradual desensitization, and also more insight based treatments. Heavy substance addictions are not easy to treat in a private practice setting, as patients require much more support then we can provide. Please, feel free to discuss your concerns with us.

Rebecca Martin, M Sc., LMHC, NCC, CCC
Addiction Counsellor

Rebecca Martin, M Sc., LMHC, NCC, CCC

Canadian Certified Counselor

10250 176 St. NW, Edmonton, Alberta T5S 1L2 | 780-920-9663

Treatment for your addictive behaviours will begin with you. We will work together to discovers the ways in which those behaviours are coping mechanisms, and the ways in which they are an attempt to recapture a desirable feeling-state. Understanding and healing some of the underlying forces driving your addiction will help you make different lifestyle choices. Shifting your focus from substances or repetitive behaviours of any kind will allow you to deepen your relationships with yourself and loved ones.

Sasha Campbell, BA, MA Counselling Psychology
Addiction Counsellor

Sasha Campbell, BA, MA Counselling Psychology

Registered Provisional 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.

George Lucki, MPhil, RPsych, FRSA
Addiction Counsellor

George Lucki, MPhil, RPsych, FRSA

Clinical Psychologist

Suite 39, 9912 - 106 Street, Edmonton, Alberta T5K 1C5 | 780-428-9223

Addictions are an expression of our psychological vulnerability to harmful substances or patterns of behaviour that create the illusion of happiness while taking away our ability to exercise free and healthy choices that are consistent with who we are as individuals. Counselling helps us overcome addictions and acquire the skills to meet our personal and interpersonal needs in ways that are healthier or authentic.

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.

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.

Christina Bell, Registered Psychologist
Addiction Counsellor

Christina Bell, Registered Psychologist

Certified Sex Addiction Therapist

Red Tree Psychology 710 - 9707 110 Street , Edmonton, Alberta T5K 0J8 | 780 239-3344

Working with addiction issues is one of my passions. I have worked with individuals struggling with drug, alcohol, and gambling abuse for many years, and am a Certified Sex Addiction Therapist through the International Institute for Trauma and Addiction Professionals. In my work with clients, I am informed by the latest research on addiction and the brain. I believe that understanding the biological underpinnings of addiction creates an essential foundation for change to occur. I also utilize Relapse Prevention strategies (based in Cognitive Therapy) to help the client create a solid plan of action to manage addictive urges.

Laura Kennedy, MA, R. Psych.
Addiction Counsellor

Laura Kennedy, MA, R. Psych.

Registered Psychologist

11309-100 Ave., Edmonton, Alberta T5K 0J3 | 780-756-7020

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.



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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.