Addiction Therapists in Bowen Island, BC.

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


Quyn Le Erichsen, M.Ed., RCC
Addiction Counsellor

Quyn Le Erichsen, M.Ed., RCC

Registered Clinical Counsellor

In V5H 2W4 - Nearby to Bowen Island.

Want to stop your addiction to alcohol, drugs, sex, gambling or porn, yet feeling very discouraged and hopeless? There is hope and help for you! I have years of amazing success helping people with addictions! The EMDR I use helps you make changes in your brain and your mind. It helps you to manage or eliminate your cravings to addictive substances or behaviours, and it causes them to become less rewarding. The hypnotherapy I use helps you understand the underlying causes of your addiction and reprogram certain beliefs in your subconscious mind that have fueled the addiction. You can free yourself from your daemon! It can no longer control you and ruin your life! Call ME 778-548-7345!

Tim Garner, MC, CCC
Addiction Counsellor

Tim Garner, MC, CCC

Canadian Certified Counsellor

In V5M 2W2 - Nearby to Bowen Island.

Feeling trapped in a cycle of addiction? Are you using escape reality? Do you feel like you can't function without your addictive crutches? Do you struggle to control your cravings, and your loved ones are worried? If any of any of this sounds familiar, counselling can help. Let's work together to break free from the chains of addiction and regain control of your life. Imagine building stronger relationships with family and friends, living a healthier life, and finding emotional balance and inner peace. Take the first step towards a brighter future today. Book your free 15-minute consultation now.

Jane Beaumont, CCPA-CCC  Supervisor, RCC - ACS
Addiction Counsellor

Jane Beaumont, CCPA-CCC Supervisor, RCC - ACS

Certified Clinical Counsellor and Supervisor, Registered Clinical Counsellor

In V5C 5J4 - Nearby to Bowen Island.

In working with people wrestling with addictions I utilize skills from DBT, EFFT and take a harm reduction, trauma informed approach to our work together. This may include working alongside a medical team to support you in recovery. This may include using skills for managing urges along with techniques for managing distressing emotions and thoughts as well as the physical impact on your health.

Christie Dakin, BCS, RTC, MTC
Addiction Counsellor

Christie Dakin, BCS, RTC, MTC

Master Therapeutic Counsellor

In V5Y 1V6 - Nearby to Bowen Island.

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.

Jennifer Scott, RCC, RSW
Addiction Counsellor

Jennifer Scott, RCC, RSW

Registered Clinical Counsellor, Registered Social Worker

In V6B 6L5 - Nearby to Bowen Island.

There is an interesting connection between trauma and addictions. When events or situations are perceived as life threatening or overwhelming (even though this might not be a conscious realization), the response to such overwhelming pain is logically to self-medicate. Treating addictions requires gently addressing how clients manage emotional, physical, and mental pain and sensitively building resources to find better coping strategies while healing old wounds.

Kristen Bailey Counselling, MA, RCC
Addiction Counsellor

Kristen Bailey Counselling, MA, RCC

Registered Clinical Counselor

In V5L 3Y3 - Nearby to Bowen Island.

Huge underlying drivers for addiction are shame and loss. I have worked with addiction for many years and have seen how ti presents in many different ways. A blend of support around managing urges, getting clear about what it is you want that addiction is stopping you from achieving and getting familiar with what it is that the addiction is protecting you from feeling and experiencing along with therapeutic processing are the approaches I adhere to.

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

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

Registered Clinical Counsellor

In V6K 4M1 - Nearby to Bowen Island.

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.

Mark Giesbrecht, MA, RCC, CCC, CT
Addiction Counsellor

Mark Giesbrecht, MA, RCC, CCC, CT

Registered Clinical Counselor / Canadian Certified Counselor

In V5Z 1M9 - Nearby to Bowen Island.

As a counsellor with years of experience working with addiction and its effects on the family, I have the skills to help you gain insights, change your behaviours, heal your pain and recover a sense of wholeness for life. My goal is to help you find a way out of the bondage of self hate, shame, and pain that is often caused by living with addiction. I believe that with hard work, you can regain the hope that this disease steals.

Kristina Sohal, RCC
Addiction Counsellor

Kristina Sohal, RCC

Registered Clinical Counsellor

In V6E 2P4 - Nearby to Bowen Island.

After working with clients that struggled with drugs and alcohol addiction, I learned that these clients need ongoing support after they leave their treatment programs. I help clients explore their stresses, traumas, and their mental and physical vulnerabilities to address the issues behinds their addictive behaviour patterns. The treatment plan includes an incorporation of mindful exercise and CBT techniques to regulate stress responses and reduce the stressors. Other evidence based techniques and literature is included in the plan to assist the client in adjusting to physiological and mental changes with no addiction and replacing it with positive changes.

Kathleen Sutcliffe, BA, MDiv, RMFT, RP
Addiction Counsellor

Kathleen Sutcliffe, BA, MDiv, RMFT, RP

Registered Marriage and Family Therapist, Registered Psychotherapist

In V6J 1E6 - Nearby to Bowen Island.

While I do not work with people struggling with addictions, I provide support and guidance for members of their families. Often as the spouse, parent or sibling of someone struggling with drug or alcohol addiction we find our own lives spinning out of control. We find ourselves enabling and rescuing - hating that we do and yet not knowing how else to respond to the chaos. Counselling can help to reestablish a sense of stability and clarity about next steps. A counselling session for individuals, parents or all family members can provide perspective, guidance and skills to help family members make choices and take actions that are helpful for themselves and often for the one in addiction.

Alain Langlais, MH, RTC, CHHt
Addiction Counselor

Alain Langlais, MH, RTC, CHHt

Counsellor

Available for Online Therapy

“It was a long and heavy day and I just need to break the edge.” “I communicate better after few drinks” “I can’t fall asleep if I don’t have my…” When a substance becomes a “priority”, or becomes overused, it begins to creep into and destroy an individual’s health, family, relationship and even work. The question becomes "Do I have control over it or does it have control over me?". Often substances are used as coping mechanism without realizing that it often creates even more anxiety and depression, leaving a person feeling more stress and low down the road. Feeling anxious without a "quick fix" or a “temporary Band-Aid” is a strong indicator that a person is or has lost control with the desired substance. In counselling, we work to support...(view profile to read more)

Helen Francis, BscN MSW RCSW
Addiction Counsellor

Helen Francis, BscN MSW RCSW

Registered Clinical Social Worker

In V6K 2G8 - Nearby to Bowen Island.

I will work with you in finding detox and treatment suited to your needs. I will work with you to address the underlying issues which may have contributed to the addiction, such as unhealed trauma and loss, broken attachments, relationship issues and family disruption. I work with adult children of alcoholics to address the impact of growing up in a family affected by addiction.

Authentic Connections Therapy- Steve Price, B.Ed, MCP, RCC, CCPA
Addiction Counselor

Authentic Connections Therapy- Steve Price, B.Ed, MCP, RCC, CCPA

Registered Clinical Counsellor

Available for Online Therapy

I am adept at support clients in finding the root of their addiction whether it be trauma or challenges with emotional regulation. Addictive behaviour always makes sense. Unfortunately, there is still so much shame, judgement and misunderstanding when it comes to addiction. I will help you make sense of your addictive behaviour and achieve freedom.

Addiction Counselor

Orchard Recovery

811 Grafton Road, Bowen Island, British Columbia

The Orchard Recovery Center is a highly respected addiction recovery center— renowned for breaking the cycle of addiction and restoring hope and health to individuals, families and communities since 2002. The Orchard’s diverse and award winning staff will put your culture, family and values at the center of your recovery.

Kevin Fleming, Ph.D.
Addiction Counsellor

Kevin Fleming, Ph.D.

Coach/Change Agent/Consultant

In V6C 1H2 - Nearby to Bowen Island.

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.

Bronwyn Sullivan, MOC, RCC
Addiction Counsellor

Bronwyn Sullivan, MOC, RCC

Registered Clinical Counsellor

In V5Z 3Z1 - Nearby to Bowen Island.

Do you wake up in the morning with a feeling of regret and remorse over how many glasses of wine you had, again? Are you struggling with a habit that you thought was temporary and now you find you can't walk away from. The realization that you may be struggling with an addiction may gradually unfold or a loved one may bring it to your attention. Often addiction arises from a need to 'take oneself away' from the rough spots on life or it may be a habit out of control. Whatever the background, together we will look at what has contributed to your desire for you habit, what is reinforcing it and get you back in the drivers seat of your life.

Jessica Willis, MA, RCC
Addiction Counsellor

Jessica Willis, MA, RCC

Registered Clinical Counsellor

In V6B 2W9 - Nearby to Bowen Island.

Addiction counseling provides a holistic approach to supporting individuals struggling with substance use disorders and their loved ones. A safe and non-judgmental therapeutic relationship is used to explore the underlying causes of addiction, address co-occurring mental health issues, and develop personalized recovery plans. Additionally, counseling helps loved ones understand addiction as a complex disease and offers guidance on setting boundaries, practicing self-care, and fostering healthy communication within the family system. Through education, empathy, and ongoing support, addiction counseling empowers individuals and their loved ones to navigate challenges.

Sarah Poole, M.Ed, RCC
Addiction Counsellor

Sarah Poole, M.Ed, RCC

Registered Clinical Counsellor

In V5L 1V4 - Nearby to Bowen Island.

Whether you want to cut back or are seeking total abstinence, I will support you. Together we will come up with a plan detailing your goals and ways of getting there and discuss reintegrating meaning in your life. Addictions can crowd out everything else that was once important to you; counselling can help you reclaim things you have lost or identify and pursue new avenues. We will also pursue practical strategies for maintaining your gains and things to do to get “back on the horse” when you slip. Acceptance, kindness and collaboration are key features in my counselling style. I will never add judgement to the mix; chances are, you do enough of this already. Self compassion is key.

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

Natasha Noble, RCC, CCC, MACP, BTh

Registered Clinical Counsellor

In V6G 1W6 - Nearby to Bowen Island.

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.

Trevor Hale, PsyD. MSc., RCC
Addiction Counsellor

Trevor Hale, PsyD. MSc., RCC

Registered Clinical Counselor

In V7P 3R9 - Nearby to Bowen Island.

There is no magic bullet to treating addictions. Many addictions stem from a trifecta of circumstances: (1) a biological / chemical dependance (eg. alcohol leads to chemical changes how our brain and body's nervous system functions and communicates) , (2) a cognitive dependance (I deserve a drink at the end of the day, it helps me relax), and (3) a behavioural (eg. having a drink at a social event is normal, or helps me loosen up). Often addiction is a (not so) perfect storm of these three issues. The good news is that the Cognitive and Behavioural components are quite easy to begin to address; and, in turn, the biological / chemical component is also adjusted.

Iona Monk, MA, RCC.
Addiction Counsellor

Iona Monk, MA, RCC.

Registered Clinical Counsellor

In V6J 1Y9 - Nearby to Bowen Island.

I use a type of therapy called EMDR for addiction. This stands for Eye Movement Desensitizing and Reprocessing. Originally used for PTSD, it is very effective against addictions. It is a short term therapy that can be extremely effective in very little time. We identify triggers or urges that emerge just before one uses and we reprocess them so they are no longer triggering!

Innerverse Therapy, MA, RCC
Addiction Counsellor

Innerverse Therapy, MA, RCC

Registered Clinical Counsellors

In V6Z 2V4 - Nearby to Bowen Island.

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.

Ellen Abrams, RCC
Addiction Counsellor

Ellen Abrams, RCC

Registered Clinical Counsellor

In V6K 2G8 - Nearby to Bowen Island.

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.

Heather Awad, MCP, RCC
Addiction Counsellor

Heather Awad, MCP, RCC

Registered Clinical Counsellor

In V6B 1A1 - Nearby to Bowen Island.

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.

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

Ben Bjorgaard, PhDc, MA, RCC, CCC

Registered Clinical Counsellor, Canadian Certified Counsellor

In V7M 2K4 - Nearby to Bowen Island.

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.



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Bowen Island is located in British Columbia, Canada. It has a land area of 50.14 square kilometers.  The population of Bowen Island is 3,680 people with 1,495 households . The population ranking for Bowen Island is #885 nationally and #133 for the province of British Columbia with a density of 73.40 people per sq km. Bowen Island therapists serve postal code: V0N.