Addiction Therapists in Redwater, AB.

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


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

Bharat Sharma, MPCC, RPC, CCAC, DCA

Registered Psychotherapist, & Master Clinical Counselor

In T6K 4C1 - Nearby to Redwater.

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.

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!

Compassionate Counselling Inc., Nancy Hurst PhD,
Addiction Counsellor

Compassionate Counselling Inc., Nancy Hurst PhD,

Compassionate Counselling Inc.

In T6E 1T4 - Nearby to Redwater.

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.

Loussa Counselling Centre, Therapists
Addiction Counsellor

Loussa Counselling Centre, Therapists

Registered Psychologist and Counsellors

In T5J 3R8 - Nearby to Redwater.

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.

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 Redwater.

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.

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

In T8A 3M7 - Nearby to Redwater.

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.

Justin-Claude Dumont, BSc, MA
Addiction Counsellor

Justin-Claude Dumont, BSc, MA

Registered Provisional Psychologist

In T6E 4R8 - Nearby to Redwater.

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.

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

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

Registered Psychologist

In T8N 1H6 - Nearby to Redwater.

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.

Sasha Campbell, BA, MA Counselling Psychology
Addiction Counsellor

Sasha Campbell, BA, MA Counselling Psychology

Registered Psychologist

In T6E 1Z1 - Nearby to Redwater.

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.

Kevin Alderson, Ph.D.
Addiction Counsellor

Kevin Alderson, Ph.D.

Registered Psychologist

In T5N 3Y8 - Nearby to Redwater.

I know what it’s 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. If you need a competent psychologist, book now at https://app.acuityscheduling.com/schedule.php?owner=14249112

David Buhr, M.C.
Addiction Counsellor

David Buhr, M.C.

Registered Psychologist

In T5L 1H7 - Nearby to Redwater.

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.

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

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

Registered Psychologist

In T6C 2S1 - Nearby to Redwater.

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.

Tim Garner, MC, CCC
Addiction Counselor

Tim Garner, MC, CCC

Canadian Certified Counsellor

Available for Online Therapy

Are you nervous deep down that your drinking is putting the career you love at risk? Are you tired waking up with a pounding headache, dragging yourself out of bed thinking, “why did I go that hard?” Does “a couple drinks to relax” end up being a runaway train leaving you hungover and ashamed? Is it impossible to have “just one-or-two” and keep it classy? Do you worry that if an emergency happened, you won’t be in proper shape to help your loved ones? Using a mix of humor, accountability, and cutting-edge techniques, I'll help you understand and master your drinking habits - so you can have the robust health, powerful career, and supported family you deserve.

Melissa Guzik, MA
Addiction Counsellor

Melissa Guzik, MA

Registered Psychologist

In T5S 1R5 - Nearby to Redwater.

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 Provisional Psychologist in the Greater Edmonton Area. Melissa can be reached at 780-996-5750 or at www.melissaguzik.com. Please note that the group counselling is for the spouses only and is a Christian group.

Elizabeth Forbes, R. Psych
Addiction Counselor

Elizabeth Forbes, R. Psych

Registered Psychologist

Available for Online Therapy

My approach to treating addictions is mostly trauma focused. I am a huge fan of Gabor Mate, but also other addiction models that address the root of the problem. Often the substance of choice (drugs/alcohol, etc) is the symptom. Exploring those roots can be hugely helpful in overcoming the urge to use substances in a disordered way. It can also be an amazing relapse prevention plan as the source is no longer present.

Kevin Fleming Ph.D.
Addiction Counsellor

Kevin Fleming Ph.D.

Coach/Change Agent/Consultant

In T5A 0A4 - Nearby to Redwater.

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.

Rivers Edge Counselling Centre, Inc.
Addiction Counsellor

Rivers Edge Counselling Centre, Inc.

Rivers Edge Counselling Centre

In T8R 1W1 - Nearby to Redwater.

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

Bailey Puchyr-Chartier, M.C.
Addiction Counsellor

Bailey Puchyr-Chartier, M.C.

Registered Psychologist

In T8N 7L3 - Nearby to Redwater.

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.

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

In T8H 0N2 - Nearby to Redwater.

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.

Chris Lefebvre, M.A., RPPsych
Addiction Counsellor

Chris Lefebvre, M.A., RPPsych

Registered Provisional Psychologist

In T6C 0Z8 - Nearby to Redwater.

Addiction issues are not simple. They are never due to only one thing and there are so many factors to take into consideration. There is the physiological piece, the emotional piece, the behavioural piece, the coping piece, the social piece, etc. Attacking the issue from all angles is often required along with hope for the future and dedication. I am looking forward to be your mentor and guide as you find a way to break free from the shackles of addiction and implement positive personal changes in your life.

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 Redwater.

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.

Shift Psychological, R. Psych
Addiction Counsellor

Shift Psychological, R. Psych

Registered Psychologist

In T5N 1R7 - Nearby to Redwater.

In our early environments, we absorb a lot of information about ourselves and the world. Sometimes this stuff is positive – like language or self-soothing, but sometimes it comes from a disruptor and is not. Things like criticism, alcohol used by a parent, detachment from parents, perfectionism, or whatever can cause limiting beliefs about one’s self.

Sherri Farbin, M.Sc. R.Psych
Addiction Counsellor

Sherri Farbin, M.Sc. R.Psych

Registered Psychologist

In T6X 1E9 - Nearby to Redwater.

Is your drinking or drug use starting to impact areas of your life that were once untouched? Are you starting to see a negative impact on your relationships, your self esteem, and/ or your work? Even if you're not sure if your substance use is actually a problem, I can help you figure that out in a safe, non-threatening way. I want to help you form your BEST life, and to not feel stuck in the same patterns that discourage you. Let me encourage you towards the life you dream of. Send me an email or call today to book an appointment!

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

Patrick Schiller, MEd., R. Psych.

Registered Psychologist

In T8N 1H6 - Nearby to Redwater.

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.

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

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

Canadian Certified Counselor

In T5S 1L2 - Nearby to Redwater.

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.



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

Redwater is located in Alberta, Canada. It has a land area of 20.03 square kilometers.  The population of Redwater is 2,053 people with 862 households . The population ranking for Redwater is #1326 nationally and #147 for the province of Alberta with a density of 102.50 people per sq km. Redwater therapists serve postal code: T0A.