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.


Demill Keevil, MCP:AT, RCC, CCC, Art Therapist
Addiction Counsellor

Demill Keevil, MCP:AT, RCC, CCC, Art Therapist

Counsellor/Art Therapist

In V7T 1C5 - Nearby to Bowen Island.

I know from personal experience how terrifying it is to overcome an addiction, but I truly believe that everyone is capable of change. If you're feeling unsure about taking this step, we can move slowly and work toward the changes you're thinking about making. We will work together to build an individualized treatment plan, and you won't be forced to do anything you don't want to do. There are many different models of recovery, and I don't believe that there's a one size fits all approach. If you're stuck in an addiction and you feel scared and hopeless, I understand how you feel and I can offer you a safe and confidential space to start moving toward recovery.

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)

Naomi Kolinsky, M.Ed, RCC
Addiction Counsellor

Naomi Kolinsky, M.Ed, RCC

Registered Clinical Counselor

In V5Z 1H1 - Nearby to Bowen Island.

If you struggle with any form of addictive behavior I can help you regain control over your life. In therapy you will learn to identify your triggers and permission giving thoughts, manage cravings, regulate your nervous system, self-soothe distressing feelings, cope with stress, prevent relapse, and deal with underlying issues such as childhood abuse, trauma, and mental illness.

Sheri Phillips-Snaychuk, M.A., RCC
Addiction Counsellor

Sheri Phillips-Snaychuk, M.A., RCC

Sheri Phillips-Snaychuk Registered Clinical Counsellor

In V6C 1V5 - Nearby to Bowen Island.

Addiction develops when one does not feel that they can manage the challenges or difficulties that happen in one's life; whether it be trauma, abuse, difficulties in relationships, feeling alone and not understood. When negative life events happen intense emotions that are painful also happen and often that is when folks will find something to take their mind off of the pain and temporarily onto something else that can turn into an addiction causing more struggles and difficulties in life. I work to help individuals understand that the addiction can be overcome by understanding and working through the causes and difficulties one had to face in order to find relief from the addiction.

Britta West, MA, RCC, TITC-CT
Addiction Counsellor

Britta West, MA, RCC, TITC-CT

Registered Clinical Counsellor, Clinical Traumatologist

In V5H 4H2 - Nearby to Bowen Island.

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.

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.

Valiant Recovery, CCCCA
Addiction Counsellor

Valiant Recovery, CCCCA

Residential Addiction Program

In V6C 3T3 - Nearby to Bowen Island.

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.

Trevor Hale, MSc., Psy.D., RCC
Addiction Counsellor

Trevor Hale, MSc., Psy.D., RCC

Registered Clinical Counselor

In V7P 3T7 - 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.

Aleksandra Dobric Stanosevic, MA, BSW, RSW
Addiction Counsellor

Aleksandra Dobric Stanosevic, MA, BSW, RSW

Registered Transactional Analysis Practitioner

In V5G 2H1 - Nearby to Bowen Island.

A person with addiction usually goes straight from feelings into behaviour. And it is usually such an unbearable feeling that the person resorts to 'self-cure', i.e. substance abuse in order to bury it deep down inside. So after building trust, I carefully inquire about the painful events in the person's life. As alcohol and drug abuse is often sustained by denial, the client learns levels of discounting the problem (How am I lying to myself?). Often, clients will embrace alcohol/drugs because they have given up on people; sometimes, they don't know how to protect themselves from poisonous relationships: "discovering a 4-step approach to assertivity" can be of much help!

Jennifer Scott, RCC, RSW, BC-DMT
Addiction Counsellor

Jennifer Scott, RCC, RSW, BC-DMT

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.

Michelle Morand, Online and Phone Support
Addiction Counsellor

Michelle Morand, Online and Phone Support

M.A. Counselling; Successful Internet & Phone Counselling

In V6Z 1N9 - Nearby to Bowen Island.

Addictions are stressful, frustrating, and anxiety provoking. They lead you to behave in ways that, even as you are doing it, you know are not ultimately going to benefit you. So, if you don't want to be doing it but still do it, what's going on? Well, addictions are a confused, and often harmful, way of coping with a stressful, frustrating, or painful situation. The only problem is, aside from temporarily numbing and soothing you, they don't really solve anything, and they often create problems of their own, making life more stressful and thus increasing your need for the coping strategy all over again. Our program will teach you to simply step free of the struggle completely.

Martin Pinaud, Psy. D.,   M. A. RCC
Addiction Counsellor

Martin Pinaud, Psy. D., M. A. RCC

Dr. of Psychology BC Association of Registered Clinical Counsellors

In V7V 0A2 - Nearby to Bowen Island.

Real Solutions for Real Challenges Common Sense techniques. Short-Term & Cost Effective Most often addictions are a symptom of pain. hurt , and loss of some form. The addiction serves to reduce this pain and suffering. However, the affect is has on the individual is to make them feel out of control, guilty, lazy, and generally worse about themselves whin in turn drives them to seek more relief. This is often the downward spiral of the addiction cycle. Martin helps his clients reframe thier negative statements about themselves and then exposes the core beliefs that keep triggering their destructive and untrue beliefs about their whole character.

Melanie Crudgington, BSW, MSW, RSW
Addiction Counsellor

Melanie Crudgington, BSW, MSW, RSW

Registered Social Worker, Counsellor

In V7M 2K2 - Nearby to Bowen Island.

We use certain behaviours or substances when we are fearful of facing emotional, physical or spiritual pain, or when we feel a lack of control in our lives. We may engage in addictive behaviours when we do not want to feel the fear of facing what is really happening in our lives. An addiction can distract us from difficult issues at hand, and change what we are feeling. Or, there may be some of us who believe deep down that we do not deserve happiness, and allow the addictive behaviour to take over instead of creating the space to face our feelings. EMDR therapy can facilitate greater self-awareness, more self-compassion, and create a path of concrete strategies to stop engaging in addiction



You have Found the Top Therapists for Addiction And Codependency in Bowen Island, BC.

Thank you for visiting our British Columbia page of therapists in Bowen Island 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 Bowen Island, BC is a vital part of recoverey and healing. We are ready to help, let's get started.

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.