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.


George Lucki, MPhil, RPsych, FRSA
Addiction Counsellor

George Lucki, MPhil, RPsych, FRSA

Clinical Psychologist

In T5K 1C5 - Nearby to Thorsby.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Chris Lefebvre, M.A., RPPsych
Addiction Counsellor

Chris Lefebvre, M.A., RPPsych

Registered Provisional Psychologist

In T6C 0Z8 - Nearby to Thorsby.

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.

Sasha Campbell, BA, MA Counselling Psychology
Addiction Counsellor

Sasha Campbell, BA, MA Counselling Psychology

Registered Provisional Psychologist

In T6E 1Z1 - Nearby to Thorsby.

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.

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.

Justin-Claude Dumont, BSc, MA
Addiction Counsellor

Justin-Claude Dumont, BSc, MA

relationship counsellor

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.

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.

Bharat Sharma, CCAC, CCPCP-R
Addiction Counsellor

Bharat Sharma, CCAC, CCPCP-R

Registered Psychotherapist, & Counselor

In T6E 5T6 - Nearby to Thorsby.

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.

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.

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.



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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.