Addiction Therapists in Wellington, AB.

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


David Buhr, M.C.
Addiction Counsellor

David Buhr, M.C.

Registered Psychologist

In T5L 1H7 - Nearby to Wellington.

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.

Valiant Recovery, CCCCA
Addiction Counsellor

Valiant Recovery, CCCCA

Residential Addiction Program

In T6E 4Y9 - Nearby to Wellington.

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.

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

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

Registered Psychologist

In T6C 2S1 - Nearby to Wellington.

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.

Samuel Platts, R.Psych, CSAT
Addiction Counsellor

Samuel Platts, R.Psych, CSAT

Registered Psychologist

In T6E 4A4 - Nearby to Wellington.

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.

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 Wellington.

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.

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 Wellington.

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.

Tarah Hook, Ph.D.
Addiction Counsellor

Tarah Hook, Ph.D.

Registered Psychologist

In T8N 2X4 - Nearby to Wellington.

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.

Laura Kennedy, MA, R. Psych.
Addiction Counsellor

Laura Kennedy, MA, R. Psych.

Registered Psychologist

In T5K 0J3 - Nearby to Wellington.

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.

Logan McColl, MSc
Addiction Counsellor

Logan McColl, MSc

Registered Occupational Therapist

In T5K 3T4 - Nearby to Wellington.

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.

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

Patrick Schiller, MEd., R. Psych.

Registered Psychologist

In T8N 1H6 - Nearby to Wellington.

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.

Loussa Counselling Centre, Therapists
Addiction Counsellor

Loussa Counselling Centre, Therapists

Registered Psychologist and Counsellors

In T5J 3R8 - Nearby to Wellington.

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.

Compassionate Counselling Inc., Nancy Hurst PhD,
Addiction Counsellor

Compassionate Counselling Inc., Nancy Hurst PhD,

Compassionate Counselling Inc.

In T6E 1T4 - Nearby to Wellington.

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.

Kevin Alderson, Ph.D.
Addiction Counsellor

Kevin Alderson, Ph.D.

Registered Psychologist

In T5N 3Y8 - Nearby to Wellington.

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

Rivers Edge Counselling Centre, Inc.
Addiction Counsellor

Rivers Edge Counselling Centre, Inc.

Rivers Edge Counselling Centre

In T6V 0A1 - Nearby to Wellington.

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

Shift Psychological, R. Psych
Addiction Counsellor

Shift Psychological, R. Psych

Registered Psychologist

In T5N 1R7 - Nearby to Wellington.

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.

Chris Lefebvre, M.A., RPPsych
Addiction Counsellor

Chris Lefebvre, M.A., RPPsych

Registered Provisional Psychologist

In T6C 0Z8 - Nearby to Wellington.

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.

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!

Sasha Campbell, BA, MA Counselling Psychology
Addiction Counsellor

Sasha Campbell, BA, MA Counselling Psychology

Registered Psychologist

In T6E 1Z1 - Nearby to Wellington.

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.

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

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

Registered Psychologist

In T5K 1C5 - Nearby to Wellington.

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.

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

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

Registered Psychologist

In T8N 1H6 - Nearby to Wellington.

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.

Landon Hildebrand, MA
Addiction Counsellor

Landon Hildebrand, MA

Registered Psychologist

In T5L 1H7 - Nearby to Wellington.

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.

Melissa Guzik, MA
Addiction Counsellor

Melissa Guzik, MA

Registered Psychologist

In T5S 1R5 - Nearby to Wellington.

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 Provisional Psychologist in the Greater Edmonton Area. Melissa can be reached at 780-996-5750 or at www.melissaguzik.com. Please note that the group counselling is for the spouses only and is a Christian group.

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

Doreen Foy, M.Sc.(MFT)

Registered Psychologist

In T5N 3W1 - Nearby to Wellington.

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.

Nancy Hurst, Ph.D
Addiction Counsellor

Nancy Hurst, Ph.D

Registered Psychologist

In T6E 1T4 - Nearby to Wellington.

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.

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 Wellington.

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.



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Wellington is located in Alberta, Canada. Wellington therapists serve postal code: T6V.