Addiction Therapists in East Vancouver, BC.

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


Iona Monk, MA, RCC.
Addiction Counsellor

Iona Monk, MA, RCC.

Registered Clinical Counsellor

1089 West Broadway suite 30, Vancouver, British Columbia V6J 1Y9 | 604-734-7839

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!

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.

Shift Intuit, RSW, MSW
Addiction Counselor

Shift Intuit, RSW, MSW

Registered Clinical Counselors

Available for Online Therapy

Addiction, whether it is to drugs, alcohol, gambling, sex, shopping, eating, etc., is a result of pain. Pain from current stresses in life, from past traumas, or from grim futures. We understand it has been a tool to feel better, in control, a sense of peace, and more. When working with the addiction we look to unravel and work through the pain so that you can live with less stress, more healing, and more peace.

Sarah Levine, JD, M.Ed., RCC
Addiction Counsellor

Sarah Levine, JD, M.Ed., RCC

Registered Clinical Counsellor

Kingsway St, Vancouver, V5N 2T7 |

Working on addiction is brave and difficult and can require a number of different kinds of psychological and emotional support. It is almost always the case that addiction is accompanied by other painful parts of your life. When you seek counselling to take steps to work with your addiction, you can transform your relationship with yourself, not just change your consumption related to addiction. Please note: I do not provide detox or medical services, but do provide supportive counselling if you do seek addiction-specific medical treatment, as well as if you seek only counselling.

Kristina Sohal, RCC
Addiction Counsellor

Kristina Sohal, RCC

Registered Clinical Counsellor

1155 W Pender St, Vancouver, British Columbia V6E 2P4 | 604-619-9992

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.

Gurleen Dhial Sangha, MEd, RCC
Addiction Counselor

Gurleen Dhial Sangha, MEd, RCC

Registered Clinical Counsellor

Available for Online Therapy

Addiction can be complicated and there can be many layers of struggle. My approach is to understand where a person has come from in order to understand what has brought them to counselling today. I am informed by the Response Based Approach, Narrative Therapy, and Systemic Family Therapy. It is important to work together in a way that protects the client's dignity and worth. Goals and treatment are negotiated with clients and are collaborative.


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

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

East Vancouver is located in British Columbia, Canada.  The population of East Vancouver is 308,019 people. East Vancouver therapists serve postal code: V5T.