Addiction Therapists in Anmore, BC.

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


Jacqueline Nadworny, M.A. (Couns), B.A. (Psyc)
Addiction Counsellor

Jacqueline Nadworny, M.A. (Couns), B.A. (Psyc)

Registered Professional Counsellor and Supervisor

In V7L 2B2 - Nearby to Anmore.

Most of us have some form of addiction. Whether it be alcohol, pornography, drugs, shopping, gambling, eating or even love, these behaviours can enslave us. In therapy, we will identify that addiction, the reasons behind the addiction, the triggers and the payoff it provides in your life. You will learn about the cycle of addiction and recovery and relapse. I will give you tools and strategies to help you gain freedom from your addiction.

Fred West, RCC
Addiction Counsellor

Fred West, RCC

Registered Clinical Counsellor

In V3A 4G4 - Nearby to Anmore.

If you or someone you love suffers from substance use disorder or other behavioral health issues, we can help. From acute detox and residential rehab programs to recovery homes and long-term outpatient & mental health services, we’re here with the safe support you need to work through the root of your addiction and find your own recovery lifestyle.

Francesca Tomas, RPC, RTC
Addiction Counsellor

Francesca Tomas, RPC, RTC

Registered Professional Counsellor, Registered Therapeutic Counsellor

In V3M 1B2 - Nearby to Anmore.

As a therapist with a specialty in Addictions Counseling, I can help you work through the underlying issues that may be a contributing factor to your addiction. I can help you identify triggers and help you with coping skills, which are also a contributing factor to addiction. Developing a strong sense of self is key to a healthier and happier you. I can help you learn how to set boundaries, increase your self-respect, and how to give yourself what you need.

Heather Awad, MCP, RCC
Addiction Counsellor

Heather Awad, MCP, RCC

Registered Clinical Counsellor

In V6B 1A1 - Nearby to Anmore.

What emotions are your addiction trying to mask? What are you escaping from? Is your addiction costing you your relationship, your family, your work? Your addiction or dependency, is serving a purpose. Let’s explore, understand and uncover what that purpose is and what the core issues are. It’s time to lead a healthier and more intentional life.

John Zak, RCC, MAMFT
Addiction Counsellor

John Zak, RCC, MAMFT

Registered Clinical Counsellor

In V4B 3X7 - Nearby to Anmore.

In line with Gabor Mate, I am convinced that all addiction is rooted in pain, and this overwhelming pain is connected to unhealed trauma. I believe that addiction is a treatable condition, and that everyone has the capacity for healing and growth. Since trauma is an emotional wound/injury, true healing can only occur within contexts that provide corrective emotional experiences that will produce positive brain change.This is why therapy can be so powerful. A skilled therapist helps clients get back in touch with themselves, which results in recovery.

Ben Bjorgaard, PhDc, MA, RCC, CCC
Addiction Counsellor

Ben Bjorgaard, PhDc, MA, RCC, CCC

Registered Clinical Counsellor, Canadian Certified Counsellor

In V5K 5G1 - Nearby to Anmore.

Substance and behavioral addictions are widely misunderstood, and as a result, those that experience addictions can be unjustly pathologized and even criminalized. The term “addiction” stands for diverse, multi-faceted, socio-cultural, biological, and psychological phenomena. The idea that addiction is a brain disease is an ideological narrative, not a fact. I offer non-judgmental and non-coercive counselling to support an individual’s growth and future pursuits. I hold a deep empathy for your life experience, choices, and lack of choices. I will coach you to tap into your inner resources, resilience, and “brilliant sanity.” I am an advocate for decriminalization and harm reduction policies.

Alexia Brown, M.Ed, R.C.C
Addiction Counsellor

Alexia Brown, M.Ed, R.C.C

Registered Clinical Counsellor

In V6K 4M1 - Nearby to Anmore.

If we all arrived on earth with an owners manual, it would be far easier to discover the most adaptable ways to cope with the onslaught of challenges we face as we grow and develop. But, we stumble along, often grabbing at crutches that soothe us for a while, but end up bringing us to our knees. My role in addiction recovery is helping you find positive soothing habits, helping you learn how regulate your emotions so that soothing is needed less on the whole, and helping you stay connected to your needs so that you remain in the drivers seat.

Kelsey Atkinson, MCP, RCC
Addiction Counsellor

Kelsey Atkinson, MCP, RCC

Registered Clinical Counsellor

In V7M 2K1 - Nearby to Anmore.

Substance use issues can be incredibly challenging to overcome, particularly if they are linked to underlying issues like trauma, grief, depression, or anxiety. However, there are a number of evidence-based therapeutic approaches that can help individuals who are struggling with substance use. Two of these approaches include Solution-Focused Therapy (SFT) and Motivational Interviewing (MI). I use these approaches, along with others, which can help you overcome your substance use issues.

Ellen Abrams, RCC
Addiction Counsellor

Ellen Abrams, RCC

Registered Clinical Counsellor

In V6K 2G8 - Nearby to Anmore.

Addiction is any extreme habit that is self-destructive. We generally think first of alcohol and other drugs when we think of addiction, but we can be addicted to pretty much anything: watching TV, scrolling, eating, pornography, gaming, cleaning, shopping. I use a harm reduction approach to working with people who are grappling with addiction. For some, stopping the activity completely is the best way want to go, and it works. For others, learning to safely manage the activity and reduce use is preferred, and this can also be successful. There isn't a generic solution to addiction, and I work with individuals to regain their freedom in a way that makes sense for them.

Kristen Holbrook, RCC
Addiction Counsellor

Kristen Holbrook, RCC

Registered Clinical Counsellors

In V3B 2H6 - Nearby to Anmore.

Addiction can have clients feeling chained to the life they are living and breaking free can feel impossible. Addiction can have a domino effect causing other issues in one’s life regardless as to whether the client considers themselves a “functional addict” or not. We can help you break free of these chains so you can live the life you want. We provide you with psychoeducation to better understand addiction, help your identify your triggers and provide you with the tools to sustain your recovery.

Darcy Bailey, MSW, RSW, RCC, DipAT
Addiction Counsellor

Darcy Bailey, MSW, RSW, RCC, DipAT

Registered Clinical Counsellor;Art Therapist;Reg.Social Work

In V3S 7Y3 - Nearby to Anmore.

Darcy Bailey & Associates offer specialized intervention for teens, youth and young adults with potential drug and alcohol problems. We will provide a treatment plan specific to the issues a well as explore any possible underlying issues related to the substance use. Counselling can help a teen and parents: -to cope and manage in healthy ways - deal with the underlying uncomfortable feelings the drug and alcohol use may be covering up - understand the role of substances - assisting and supporting parents as to how to help their youth and how to respond

Sears Taylor, MA, LMHCA
Addiction Counsellor

Sears Taylor, MA, LMHCA

Mental Health Counsellor

In V1M 3L7 - Nearby to Anmore.

I consider myself an expert in addiction therapy. My focus is not the addictive substance or activity. I focus on the root cause for why you engage in the various activities for the purpose of self-medication. As we flesh out the emotional and traumatic scars from past life events, you will find that your desire to self-medicate reduces significantly.

Saima Shah, HHA Gilmore
Addiction Counsellor

Saima Shah, HHA Gilmore

Registered Therapeutic Counsellor

In V5C 6P9 - Nearby to Anmore.

Addiction is often linked to unresolved and unprocessed complex trauma and it is also about codependency - reliance on something outside of oneself to cope with pain and suffering. I help clients create peace with unhealed parts in a safe space where emotions can be felt and processed. I may use CBT, Internal Family Systems theory, emotionally focused, mindfulness and/or energy based methods to change underlying codependent patterns and empower clients to face their deepest fears.

Innerverse Therapy, MA, RCC
Addiction Counsellor

Innerverse Therapy, MA, RCC

Registered Clinical Counsellors

In V6Z 2V4 - Nearby to Anmore.

We employ addiction counseling as a specialized form of therapy to support clients in their journey toward overcoming addictive behaviors and fostering self-acceptance. Addiction counseling provides a compassionate and non-judgmental space for clients to explore and understand the underlying factors contributing to their addictive behaviors. Our skilled counselors employ evidence-based approaches such as motivational interviewing, cognitive-behavioral therapy, and relapse prevention strategies to guide individuals in gaining insight into their addictive patterns, identifying triggers, and developing effective coping strategies.

Tracey MacKenzie, CCC
Addiction Counsellor

Tracey MacKenzie, CCC

Canadian Certified Counsellor (CCC)

In V4B 3Z8 - Nearby to Anmore.

Addiction is NOT a choice. You don't wake up one day and say, "Hey! I'm going to start doing drugs." No, substance use is a coping mechanism and escape from (more than likely) a whole bunch of trauma from your younger years. Soon though, the "escape" became an additional problem to deal with. Are you tired of the rollercoaster? The shame? The guilt? The regret? It won't be easy and it doesn't start with the addiction itself ... healing starts with working on the underlying traumas. You'll need to learn a lot of new skills to control thoughts and cravings, instead of letting them control you, and then we can gently work through the traumas. You don't have to carry those burdens forever.

Sherri Scott-Berner, CBT, CP, DBT, Life Coach
Addiction Counsellor

Sherri Scott-Berner, CBT, CP, DBT, Life Coach

Cognitive Behavioral Marriage, Individual Therapist and Life Coach

In V3X 3E6 - Nearby to Anmore.

Have you ever had fresh baking in the house that were saving for Christmas or some other celebration? You had to stop yourself from eating it. How it called your name while you were watching TV, or sent visions of sugar plums dancing in your head while you were hungry cooking dinner? Well that is a small snap shot of the feeling of addiction. Having such a strong compelling desire to experience the rewarding outcome, regardless of how short-lived it might be. Well not all compulsions ( or addictions) are only as dangerous and life changing as a 5 lb weight gain encountered by January 2. Some addictions can own us to the point that there is nothing left of who we really are, or were.

Annette Kasahara, BA, MEd. (Psychology), RCC
Addiction Counsellor

Annette Kasahara, BA, MEd. (Psychology), RCC

Registered Clinical Counsellor

In V1M 3G7 - Nearby to Anmore.

My hope for clients facing challenges with addictions is that they will develop an openness and willingness to explore the underlying issues related to the addictive behaviours. Clients will benefit from looking at childhood factors and relationships issues, both past and present. Clients will identify any limiting and self-defeating beliefs which may have contributed to harmful and alienating behaviours. Clients will learn to replace negative thought and behaviour patterns with self-affirming thoughts and behaviours. They will also explore and create support systems. It is my hope that clients will develop greater self-acceptance and kindness to Self.

Kevin Fleming, Ph.D.
Addiction Counsellor

Kevin Fleming, Ph.D.

Coach/Change Agent/Consultant

In V6C 1H2 - Nearby to Anmore.

While most treatment approaches to addiction include 12 step programs, rehabs, and now sober living houses, Grey Matters International, Inc. provides a wildly successful alternative to traditional models of addiction treatment----that keeps the brain in mind. That is, talking to the conscious brain while the primal brain is deciding things even before you are consciously aware? Well, that is the problem to solve in addiction. We have the solution utilizing a new cutting edge neuroscience-centered brain rebalancing system. Contact kevin@kevinflemingphd.com or call 877-606-6161.

Erica Collyer Beauchamp, MEd RCC
Addiction Counsellor

Erica Collyer Beauchamp, MEd RCC

Registered Clinical Counsellor

In V6Z 2R4 - Nearby to Anmore.

I've worked in Addiction for many years at treatment centres and in corrections. I'm well versed in the 12-steps approach and will apply this approach only when a client is interested and open to this. The 12-steps approach is not for everyone and so I also provide alternative ways to overcome or reduce one's addiction. Treatment of addiction starts with identifying one's triggers and then goes into alternative coping strategies that are proven to be effective. Time is also spent on examining the source of one's addiction so that change can happen more deeply. I view addiction as a symptom of a larger problem and believe if we mend the larger problem, the addiction will decrease.

Christie Dakin, BCS, RTC, MTC
Addiction Counsellor

Christie Dakin, BCS, RTC, MTC

Master Therapeutic Counsellor

In V5Y 1V6 - Nearby to Anmore.

I worked for many years for a retreat centre and I have seen and worked with many addicts. I think that it is essential that someone suffering from an addiction is wanting help and change for themselves. I help the person with an addiction look at what negative core beliefs created the addiction in the first place.There are many types of addictions and although some take the form of alcohol or drugs, the most insidious are the emotional addictions. Understanding the "pay off" for the addiction is an important component for wanting change. It can also be helpful to work with then family members of an addict to help them understand what they can do to help their family member.

Britta West, MA, RCC, TICT-CT/CFST
Addiction Counsellor

Britta West, MA, RCC, TICT-CT/CFST

QUOIA THERAPEUTICS INC

In V5C 0J3 - Nearby to Anmore.

Addictions and addictive beahviors can become a burden and a danger in one's life. It can be difficult to see a way out of the maze to freedom. Some addictions have us tricked into thinking that it is just who we are and that we are stuck this way. It is possibe to break free and get out of the maze. I offer progressive, informed treatment approaches to all addictions and addictive behaviors. My approach is unique and effective. Together we can work to get you free from addiction and free to become who you really are. Addiction does not have to have power over you another day. Contact me to start making changes.

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.

Kathryn Dodds, RPC in Psychotherapy
Addiction Counsellor

Kathryn Dodds, RPC in Psychotherapy

Registered Professional Counsellor in Psychotherapy

In V5R 6G4 - Nearby to Anmore.

Clients with lifelong addictions have found freedom and hope again. "The first time I saw Kathryn I was a mess! ...I was depressed, confused, hurt, angry and desolate and almost to the point of ending it all. Life just didn't seem worth living... Kathryn was so understanding and kind and helped me to change my negative thoughts into positive ones ...She also taught me that no one can make me feel anything happy, sad, lonely, miserable - these are my own thoughts and they come from my own guilt or shame,people just trigger them... I now want to live and I understand how important it really is to live an honest clean life and to care for and love myself like I never knew how to before."

Natasha Noble, RCC, CCC, MACP, BTh
Addiction Counsellor

Natasha Noble, RCC, CCC, MACP, BTh

Registered Clinical Counsellor

In V6G 1W6 - Nearby to Anmore.

As is often said in AA, your very best thinking has gotten you here. In other words, it's time to let yourself have the outside support you need. It's time to do something different. An important part of my role in working with clients who have addictions is helping them conceptualize what recovery means: while sobriety and/or abstinence are goals - they are merely steps along the journey of recovery. That is, without doing the inner work of healing, sobriety and/or abstinence are short-lived. Learning to identify and process one’s emotions in healthy ways, as well as establishing/re-establishing relationships with others and with self, are some examples of what recovery work entails.

Barbara Ohori, RTC MTC
Addiction Counsellor

Barbara Ohori, RTC MTC

Registered Therapeutic Counsellor, Master Therapeutic Counsellor

In V5Z 1C5 - Nearby to Anmore.

Drugs, alchol, food ,sex, gambeling...these do not cause addiction. Many people use or have used these in their life and do not become addicted. Some people are much more vunerable to addiction than others. I understand this and work form a bio/phycho/social and mostly spiritual model. I have worked for many years with people in recovery...YOU can recover and re build your life now, you can have the life you deserve. If you or a loved one is suffering because of addiction please call me or go to any AA NA or ALONON meeting that you can.



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Anmore is located in British Columbia, Canada. It has a land area of 27.55 square kilometers.  The population of Anmore is 2,210 people with 688 households . The population ranking for Anmore is #1264 nationally and #181 for the province of British Columbia with a density of 80.20 people per sq km. Anmore therapists serve postal code: V3H.