Addiction Therapists in Strathcona County, AB.

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


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

Doreen Foy, M.Sc.(MFT)

Registered Psychologist

In T5N 3W1 - Nearby to Strathcona County.

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.

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

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

Registered Psychologist

In T5K 1C5 - Nearby to Strathcona County.

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.

Samuel Platts, R.Psych, CSAT
Addiction Counsellor

Samuel Platts, R.Psych, CSAT

Registered Psychologist

In T6E 4A4 - Nearby to Strathcona County.

Addictive disorders all have one thing in common: a compulsive and ritualistic way of escaping reality. The reasons for this vary with each person, but the commonality is stress, feelings, and events become overwhelming and escape through arousal, numbing, fantasy or deprivation (or a combination of these) become paramount in the mind of the person suffering in active addiction. The road to recovery is long, and sometimes includes residential addictions treatment, group therapy and individual counseling. I understand and have experience with the entire process and can guide and support you through it all.

Rivers Edge Counselling Centre, Inc.
Addiction Counsellor

Rivers Edge Counselling Centre, Inc.

Rivers Edge Counselling Centre

In T5N 0A2 - Nearby to Strathcona County.

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

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 Strathcona County.

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 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 Strathcona County.

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.

Tarah Hook, Ph.D.
Addiction Counsellor

Tarah Hook, Ph.D.

Registered Psychologist

In T8N 2X4 - Nearby to Strathcona County.

Addiction and compulsive behaviours take many forms. Dr. Hook has the training and experience to help if you feel your behaviours have become addictions or you feel out of control. In addition to alcohol and drugs, Dr. Hook works with people who feel a loss of control over their use of: the Internet, cell-phones, pornography (of any kind), eating, dieting, exercising, video-games, television/movie viewing, gambling.

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

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

Registered Psychologist, CSAT

In T5G 3K4 - Nearby to Strathcona County.

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.

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

In T6E 6N1 - Nearby to Strathcona County.

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.

David Buhr, M.C.
Addiction Counsellor

David Buhr, M.C.

Registered Psychologist

In T5L 1H7 - Nearby to Strathcona County.

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.

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

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

Canadian Certified Counselor

In T5S 1L2 - Nearby to Strathcona County.

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.

Logan McColl, MSc
Addiction Counsellor

Logan McColl, MSc

Registered Occupational Therapist

In T5K 3T4 - Nearby to Strathcona County.

The hardest battles are with oneself. Strategy and preparedness are integral to see success through addiction. It is a long challenge, and relapses are not uncommon. A harm-reduction approach assists to see progress without judgment. I assist you to access deeper values and to learn tools for regulation that build resiliency through cravings and urges. Working with the human nervous system, you will develop the skills to soothe yourself and turn your mind from substance use.

Nancy Hurst, Ph.D
Addiction Counsellor

Nancy Hurst, Ph.D

Registered Psychologist

In T6E 1T4 - Nearby to Strathcona County.

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.

Joanne Koopmans, Registered Psychologist, MSc MFT
Addiction Counsellor

Joanne Koopmans, Registered Psychologist, MSc MFT

Registered Psychologist, Marital and Family Therapist

In T9E 7H8 - Nearby to Strathcona County.

Are you addicted? How does this affect your life? We work with addictions as your way of dealing with a sense of hopelessness, pain, or a disconnection with where you would really like to be. We seek to explore with you your longings, your past experiences, and your attempts to bring these two together. You will decide where to begin dealing with your addiction, and together we begin the process of awareness development, skill-building, and self-monitoring to achieve your goals. At Karunia we are committed to the belief that you are able to take a new step, and will support your journey and pace as we work together toward deeper health.

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

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

Registered Psychologist

In T6C 2S1 - Nearby to Strathcona County.

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.

Kevin Alderson, Ph.D.
Addiction Counsellor

Kevin Alderson, Ph.D.

Registered Psychologist

In T5N 3Y8 - Nearby to Strathcona County.

I know what it’s like to be an addict. I have been in a recovery from my addiction for several years now. I am also an expert in addictions and I am currently writing an American textbook called “Addictions Counseling Now: Substances and Addictive Behaviors.” If you need a competent psychologist, book now at https://app.acuityscheduling.com/schedule.php?owner=14249112

Christina Bell, Registered Psychologist
Addiction Counsellor

Christina Bell, Registered Psychologist

Certified Sex Addiction Therapist

In T5K 0J8 - Nearby to Strathcona County.

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.

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 Strathcona County.

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.

Shift Psychological, Ph.D, Psychologist, MA, R, Psych
Addiction Counsellor

Shift Psychological, Ph.D, Psychologist, MA, R, Psych

Registered Clinical Counsellor, Clinical Psychologists, Therapists

In T5N 1R7 - Nearby to Strathcona County.

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.

Amanda Slugoski, R. Psych
Addiction Counsellor

Amanda Slugoski, R. Psych

Registered Psychologist

In T5W 4T2 - Nearby to Strathcona County.

Amanda utilizes cognitive behavioural therapy and other treatment methods to help patients increase awareness and better understand the role of drug abuse in their lives. By giving you the tools to change how you think, cbt can also impact your feelings and behaviours in a positive way. Common distortions like dwelling on the negative, jumping to conclusions, disqualifying the positives in your life, and over-generalizing can be treated in this manner.

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 Strathcona County.

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.

Valiant Recovery, CCCCA
Addiction Counsellor

Valiant Recovery, CCCCA

Residential Addiction Program

In T6E 4Y9 - Nearby to Strathcona County.

Addiction is a complex disease that affects the functioning of the brain and body. It causes serious damage to families, relationships, communities and workplaces. Common symptoms of addiction include loss of control, preoccupation with using, continued use despite consequences, failed attempts to quit, high tolerance and withdrawal. At Valiant Recovery, our specialty is addiction treatment, and we offer services such as professional intervention, detoxification, 30, 60 or 90-day residential rehabilitation, and a sober living program for our alumni. Addiction can be effectively prevented, treated and managed with the help of our expert addiction specialists.

Landon Hildebrand, MA
Addiction Counsellor

Landon Hildebrand, MA

Registered Psychologist

In T5L 1H7 - Nearby to Strathcona County.

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.

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!

Bailey Puchyr-Chartier, M.C.
Addiction Counsellor

Bailey Puchyr-Chartier, M.C.

Registered Psychologist

In T5L 4M8 - Nearby to Strathcona County.

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.



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Strathcona County is located in Alberta, Canada. It has a land area of 1182.78 square kilometers.  The population of Strathcona County is 98,044 people with 36,354 households . Strathcona County therapists serve postal code: T8A.