Addiction Therapists in Gibbons, AB.

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


Patrick Schiller, MEd., R. Psych.
Addiction Counsellor

Patrick Schiller, MEd., R. Psych.

Registered Psychologist

In T8N 1H6 - Nearby to Gibbons.

Addictions come in a variety of forms such as alcohol and drugs, pornography, media, the internet, sex and sexual intimacy, relationships, and many others. What is common to all types of addiction is the negative impact such patterns can have on our lives, our loved ones, and things we hold dear in life. If you are caught in the chains of addiction and find yourself unable to break free, I can help you. I want to give you the power to walk down the path of recovery and to mend the damage that addiction has created in your life. In therapy we will invest the time and energy to discover what has led to addiction for you, and use proven methods to resolve the sources of addiction.

George Lucki, MPhil, RPsych, FRSA
Addiction Counsellor

George Lucki, MPhil, RPsych, FRSA

Clinical Psychologist

In T5K 1C5 - Nearby to Gibbons.

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.

Bailey Puchyr-Chartier, M.C.
Addiction Counsellor

Bailey Puchyr-Chartier, M.C.

Registered Psychologist

In T8N 1H4 - Nearby to Gibbons.

I approach my work with those who exprience addicton with the belief that the addictive substance/behaviour meets an underlying need, and through the reduction of guilt and shame we can work towards understanding and improved coping. I use a combination of person-centered therapy, cognitive behavioural therapy and EMDR to help each client meet thier goals.

Cheryl Shea, M.Div., RPC, MPCC
Addiction Counsellor

Cheryl Shea, M.Div., RPC, MPCC

Registered Professional Counsellor, Master Practitioner in Clinical Counselling

In T5N 4A3 - Nearby to Gibbons.

I believe that we have addictions for a reason. While an addiction may have become a physical addiction (i.e. your body needs the fix), you began using the substance or behavior as a way to deal with some stress or hurt in your life. Consequently there are two parts to helping you be free from your addiction - helping you stop, and dealing with underlying hurts and unhelpful coping mechanisms.

Steve Jukes, M.Sc. in MFT, R.Psych.
Addiction Counsellor

Steve Jukes, M.Sc. in MFT, R.Psych.

Registered Psychologist

In T5K 2L9 - Nearby to Gibbons.

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.

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

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

Canadian Certified Counselor

In T5S 1L2 - Nearby to Gibbons.

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.

Al Riediger, Ph.D.,  R.Psych.
Addiction Counsellor

Al Riediger, Ph.D., R.Psych.

Registered Psychologist

In T8N 1H6 - Nearby to Gibbons.

Addictions are not problems, they are bad solutions. We always need to find the underlying problems and find effective solutions for them before we can let go of the stop-gap solution - whether the addiction is to a substance, a person, or an activity such as sex or gambling. There is always fear and pain underlying the addiction. We must learn to accept these feelings in order to free ourselves.

Alycia Chung, M.Ed., RPsych., CSAT
Addiction Counsellor

Alycia Chung, M.Ed., RPsych., CSAT

Registered Psychologist, CSAT

In T5G 3K4 - Nearby to Gibbons.

As a Certified Sex Addiction Therapist I have a solid foundation of knowledge in the field of Sex and Love Addiction as well as compulsive attachments. I regularly work with individuals who find themselves engaged in uncontrollable patterns of behaviour, but don't know how to stop it. I provide assessment and treatment for these concerns as well as other substance or process addictions. The first steps are to provide you with information about what happens from a neurobiological level and find ways of coping in a healthier way. My aim is to get you connected to the strategies and supports that contribute to recovery.

Loussa Counselling Centre, Therapists
Addiction Counsellor

Loussa Counselling Centre, Therapists

Registered Psychologist and Counsellors

In T5J 3R8 - Nearby to Gibbons.

At Loussa Counselling Centre we offer addiction counselling face to face with a professional in a caring environment where individuals are not judged but supported. Together we focus on gaining control and changing the unwanted behaviours while changing thought patterns that support change in how a person thinks and reacts to a situation. We take a holistic approach to achieve individual wellness of the mined, body and spirit. Our approach is progressive, pure and natural. We work with a team of professionals to achieve living free from addictions.

Jim Chalmers, M.A.
Addiction Counsellor

Jim Chalmers, M.A.

Registered Psychologist

In T5K 1X3 - Nearby to Gibbons.

There are many kinds of addictions that a client may seek counselling for. Addictions hurt everyone and the person affected may be in total denial. Addictions occur in 2 forms, behavioral and physical. When addicted clients seek treatment they will experience increased self-esteem as they find success in reducing or eliminating addictive behaviors.

Justin-Claude Dumont, BSc, MA
Addiction Counsellor

Justin-Claude Dumont, BSc, MA

Registered Provisional Psychologist

In T6E 4R8 - Nearby to Gibbons.

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.

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!

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

In T8A 3M7 - Nearby to Gibbons.

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.



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

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

Gibbons is located in Alberta, Canada. It has a land area of 7.50 square kilometers.  The population of Gibbons is 3,159 people with 1,136 households . The population ranking for Gibbons is #985 nationally and #119 for the province of Alberta with a density of 421.30 people per sq km. Gibbons therapists serve postal code: T0A.