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.

Sasha Campbell, BA, MA Counselling Psychology
Addiction Counsellor

Sasha Campbell, BA, MA Counselling Psychology

Registered 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.,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.

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.

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.

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 Thorsby.

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.

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

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!

Gregory Erikson, MC, CCC, & RSW
Addiction Counselor

Gregory Erikson, MC, CCC, & RSW

Canadian Certified Counsellor & Registered Social Worker

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.

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.

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 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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Melissa Guzik, MA
Addiction Counsellor

Melissa Guzik, MA

Registered Psychologist

In T5S 1L3 - Nearby to Thorsby.

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 Psychologist. Melissa can be reached at 780-996-5750 or at www.melissaguzik.com for in-person counselling in Edmonton, or online or phone counselling in Alberta. Please note that the group counselling is for the spouses only and is a Christian group.

Lyn Unger, MC
Addiction Counselor

Lyn Unger, MC

Registered Clinical Counsellor

Available for Online Therapy

"Would my life be better without alcohol..or porn...or _________?" Is this the question you are finding progressively harder to ignore? If you're curious about what life without that Thing You Turn To (you know the one ;), please reach out to me. We will come up with a plan together to look at where you've come from - where you're currently at, and, most importantly, where you are wanting to go. There's life waiting on the other side of that Thing You Turn To - let's see what that life might look like together.

Laura Kennedy, MA, R. Psych.
Addiction Counsellor

Laura Kennedy, MA, R. Psych.

Registered Psychologist

In T6M 1G1 - 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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.


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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.