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.


Samuel Platts, R.Psych, CSAT
Addiction Counsellor

Samuel Platts, R.Psych, CSAT

Registered Psychologist

In T6E 4A4 - Nearby to Thorsby.

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.

Tarah Hook, Ph.D.
Addiction Counsellor

Tarah Hook, Ph.D.

Registered Psychologist

In T8N 2X4 - Nearby to Thorsby.

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.

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

Doreen Foy, M.Sc.(MFT)

Registered Psychologist

In T5N 3W1 - Nearby to Thorsby.

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

In T6E 4R8 - Nearby to Thorsby.

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.

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

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

Registered Psychologist, CSAT

In T5K 0J3 - Nearby to Thorsby.

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.

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 Thorsby.

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.

David Buhr, M.C.
Addiction Counsellor

David Buhr, M.C.

Registered Psychologist

In T5L 1H7 - Nearby to Thorsby.

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.

Mallory Becker, M.A., R.Psyc.
Addiction Counsellor

Mallory Becker, M.A., R.Psyc.

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.

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.

Nancy Hurst, Ph.D
Addiction Counsellor

Nancy Hurst, Ph.D

Registered Psychologist

In T6E 1T4 - Nearby to Thorsby.

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.

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 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.

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

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

Canadian Certified Counselor

In T5S 1L2 - Nearby to Thorsby.

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.

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 Thorsby.

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.

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.

Laura Kennedy, MA, R. Psych.
Addiction Counsellor

Laura Kennedy, MA, R. Psych.

Registered Psychologist

In T5K 0J3 - Nearby to Thorsby.

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.

Landon Hildebrand, MA
Addiction Counsellor

Landon Hildebrand, MA

Registered Psychologist

In T5L 1H7 - 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.

Kevin Alderson, Ph.D.
Addiction Counsellor

Kevin Alderson, Ph.D.

Registered Psychologist

In T5N 3Y8 - Nearby to Thorsby.

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

Valiant Recovery, CCCCA
Addiction Counsellor

Valiant Recovery, CCCCA

Residential Addiction Program

In T6E 4Y9 - Nearby to Thorsby.

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.

Logan McColl, MSc
Addiction Counsellor

Logan McColl, MSc

Registered Occupational Therapist

In T5K 3T4 - Nearby to Thorsby.

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.

Loussa Counselling Centre, Therapists
Addiction Counsellor

Loussa Counselling Centre, Therapists

Registered Psychologist and Counsellors

In T5J 3R8 - Nearby to Thorsby.

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.

Fresh Hope Counselling, R. Psych, RSW, MSW
Addiction Counsellor

Fresh Hope Counselling, R. Psych, RSW, MSW

Registered Psychologists and Master's Level Social Workers

In T5S 1G2 - Nearby to Thorsby.

Beth Murray works with clients who are working through issues related to addiction. At Fresh Hope, we look more at the reasons why you are using addictive behaviour and work towards healing at the root issues. Addictions Counselling may include skills training and learning new ways to cope. Please contact our office to see if we are a good fit for your needs.

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 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.

Christina Bell, Registered Psychologist
Addiction Counsellor

Christina Bell, Registered Psychologist

Certified Sex Addiction Therapist

In T5K 0J8 - Nearby to Thorsby.

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.

Compassionate Counselling Inc., Nancy Hurst PhD,
Addiction Counsellor

Compassionate Counselling Inc., Nancy Hurst PhD,

Compassionate Counselling Inc.

In T6E 1T4 - Nearby to Thorsby.

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.



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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.