Addiction Therapists in Thorsby, AB.

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


Kirthana Ramani, M.Sc., R.Psych.
Addiction Counsellor

Kirthana Ramani, M.Sc., R.Psych.

Registered Psychologist

In T5K 1C5 - Nearby to Thorsby.

Are you feeling like your life is spiralling out of control? Do you feel that something is preoccupying your thoughts or making it difficult to focus on your daily life? Addiction comes in many forms, including substance abuse and computer/video game addiction. The root of addiction is often deeper than it appears, and I can work with you to uncover and understand your addiction, and then develop healthy coping strategies tailored to your unique context.

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

In T6J 5R5 - Nearby to Thorsby.

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."

ShiftGrit Psychology & Counselling, R. Psych, MACP, MSW, RSW
Addiction Counsellor

ShiftGrit Psychology & Counselling, R. Psych, MACP, MSW, RSW

Psychologists, Counselor, Child Psychologist, Marriage Counsellor, Mental Health Clinic, Mental Health Service, Social Workers

In T5N 1R7 - Nearby to Thorsby.

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.

Samuel Platts, CSAT
Addiction Counsellor

Samuel Platts, CSAT

Registered Psychologist (Alberta, #4832)

In T5K 0J8 - Nearby to Thorsby.

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.

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.

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

Patrick Schiller, MEd., R. Psych.

Registered Psychologist

In T5K 1C5 - Nearby to Thorsby.

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.

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.

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

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

Registered Psychologist

In T8N 5A7 - Nearby to Thorsby.

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

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 T5R 3K2 - Nearby to Thorsby.

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.

Lisa Best, RCT, RCCH
Addiction Counsellor

Lisa Best, RCT, RCCH

Registered Psychologists, Licensed Clinical Social Workers, Registered Clinical Counselling Hypnotherapists

In T8N 6B9 - Nearby to Thorsby.

There are many self-destructive behaviours that can have detrimental consequences to many aspects of life. Our therapist will guide you through the pillars of health (exercise, nutrition, sleep, social & environmental) which can help you avoid self-sabotage and continuous relapse. Hypnotherapy and EMDR approaches may be used to help overcome past trauma which often is rooted to addictions.

Rivers Edge Counselling Centre, Inc.
Addiction Counsellor

Rivers Edge Counselling Centre, Inc.

Rivers Edge Counselling Centre

In T5N 0A2 - Nearby to Thorsby.

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

Kevin Alderson, Ph.D.
Addiction Counsellor

Kevin Alderson, Ph.D.

Registered Psychologist (Alberta and Ontario)

In T5N 3Y8 - Nearby to Thorsby.

[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

In T6E 1Z9 - Nearby to Thorsby.

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.

Gregory Erikson, MC and CCC
Addiction Counselor

Gregory Erikson, MC and CCC

Canadian Certified Counsellor

Available for Online Therapy

Addictions are hard but not hopeless. I my self battled with my own addictions. Along with education I also have understanding at a deeper level due to my personal experience. The substance that you are addicted to is not so much the issue as is the feelings, thoughts, experiences and behaviours. Processing ones story within therapy allows a person to step one foot closer to freedom and hope in a better life. It is a risk to reach out and be vulnerable. The key is to keep picking oneself back up and keep trying.I look forward to hearing your story and journeying with you as you process it.

Hilda Huj, B.A., M.A.
Addiction Counsellor

Hilda Huj, B.A., M.A.

Registered Clinical/Counselling and Forensic Psychologist

In T5K 1C5 - Nearby to Thorsby.

Change is hard. However, you made a first step and recognized there is a problem. Next step is to find a caring professional who will support you on your road to recovery. I want to be that person for you. I want to give you time and space to share with me your thoughts, emotions, needs, desires, struggles, and questions. I want to empower you to take control.

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

In T8N 1B4 - Nearby to Thorsby.

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.

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

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

Registered Psychologist

In T5K 1C5 - Nearby to Thorsby.

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.

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.

Mallory Becker, M.A.C.P., R.Psych.
Addiction Counsellor

Mallory Becker, M.A.C.P., R.Psych.

Registered Psychologist

In T6W 0L7 - Nearby to Thorsby.

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.

Miranda Rempel, M.Ed., R.Psych.
Addiction Counsellor

Miranda Rempel, M.Ed., R.Psych.

Registered Psychologist

In T6W 2Z8 - Nearby to Thorsby.

When working with clients who have addictions, it is important to understand family history, underlying triggers, and enabling factors to better manage the disease. Addiction treatment with me generally includes psychoeducation, challenging negative thought patterns, coping skill development, and relapse prevention, planning. My goal is to help clients intellectualize their substance use and improve their methods of coping so they can finally regain control over their addictions and their lives. Once clients are able, we may also work on repairing their self-image and relationships with others as these can often be damaged by addictions.

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 Thorsby.

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.


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

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

Thorsby is located in Alberta, Canada. It has a land area of 3.85 square kilometers.  The population of Thorsby is 985 people with 394 households . The population ranking for Thorsby is #2108 nationally and #201 for the province of Alberta with a density of 255.80 people per sq km. Thorsby therapists serve postal code: T0C.