Addiction Therapists in Courtenay, BC.

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


Amy Kelly, BHSC, MACP, RCC
Addiction Counsellor

Amy Kelly, BHSC, MACP, RCC

Registered Clinical Counselor

201-576 England Avenue, Courtenay, British Columbia V9M 3V7 | 250-650-9222

The opposite of addiction isn't merely sobriety, its community. I use a biopsychsocial approach to addiction that focuses on a strengths based approach, family therapy, and searching out social opportunities to strengthen these results. My goal is to treat the underlying mental health issue causing the addiction, not focusing on abstainence itself as relapses with that emphasis tend to contribute to the cycle of shame and self medicating.

Shannon Ritchie, MC, RCC
Addiction Counselor

Shannon Ritchie, MC, RCC

Registered Clinical Counsellor

Available for Online Therapy

The question is not "why the addiction but why the pain" - Gabor Mate. Addiction is rooted in human suffering and complex social problems. Drawing on the work of Gabor Mate, Narrative Therapy, Systemic Family Therapy, and Response-Based practice, I will begin to address the pain and suffering experienced by individuals and families. We will also exploring the social context the contributes to an addiction culture. One of the goals is to start to separate the person from the addiction. Each individual is so much more than the addiction they experience.

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)

Geoff Williams, MSW, RCSW, RCC
Addiction Counselor

Geoff Williams, MSW, RCSW, RCC

Registered Clinical Counsellor & Registered Clinical Social Worker

Available for Online Therapy

I provide support for those considering or determined to reduce or eliminate substances, problem gambling, or other compulsion. Whether the goal is cutting out the addictive behaviour or minimizing its impact, I work through motivational interviewing to help people access addiction treatment if needed. If treatment is not needed, I target the underlying problem such as anxiety, depression, or family conflict. So if you have a family member who requires assessment and direction, or you yourself need to know that you addiction is in good hands while you focus on another problem, I can help.

Tim Garner, MC, CCC
Addiction Counselor

Tim Garner, MC, CCC

Canadian Certified Counsellor

Available for Online Therapy

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.

Gillian Saxby, Gillian Saxby
Addiction Counsellor

Gillian Saxby, Gillian Saxby

Registered Clinical Counsellor

British Columbia V9N 1S4 | 2503351616

Addictions can take many forms such as substance use (alcohol and drugs) or behavioural addictions like eating or gambling. The addictive behaviours can be seen on a spectrum that ranges in severity of the issues depending on the person and their unique situation. The client that seeks support for their addictive behaviours is taking a courageous step forward to be ready to learn about their addictive behaviours. The client always sets the pace as to what they would like to achieve in the sessions and what (if anything) they want to do anything to create change in their life.

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.


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

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

Courtenay is located in British Columbia, Canada. It has a land area of 32.41 square kilometers.  The population of Courtenay is 45,018 people with 11,704 households . The population ranking for Courtenay is #167 nationally and #31 for the province of British Columbia with a density of 789.90 people per sq km. Courtenay therapists serve postal code: V9N.