Addiction Therapists in Highlands, BC.

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


Michelle Gay, M.A., RCC, CCC
Addiction Counsellor

Michelle Gay, M.A., RCC, CCC

Registered Clinical Counsellor, Canadian Certified Counsellor, Teacher (BC and TESL Canada)

In V8V 3K8 - Nearby to Highlands.

I have experience and training in substance and process (behavioural) addiction. I draw on EMDR to help reduce the urges that result from specific triggers related to the addition. I also use a the psychotherapy process to help clients work through the painful experiences that resulted in addictions, work at repairing relationships and moving forward.

Janice Graham, Ph.D., RCC
Addiction Counsellor

Janice Graham, Ph.D., RCC

Psychotherapist and Registered Clinical Counsellor

In V9C 1E7 - Nearby to Highlands.

There are many kinds of addictions including substance, sexual, internet, porn, shopping, shoplifting, some phobias and gambling. Specialized addictions counseling and medical intervention are advised where appropriate. Janice Graham will support you by helping you understand why you turn to addictive behaviours. You will identify the needs you are trying to meet and plan ways to resolve these needs and meet them in ways that do not destroy yourself and your relationships or involve you with the law. The place of 12 step programs and other support groups will be reviewed. My treatment approach is compassionate and accepting.

Patti Langlais, M.A, MPCC, CCHt
Addiction Counselor

Patti Langlais, M.A, MPCC, CCHt

Registered Counsellor, Master Practitioner Clinical Counsellor

Available for Online Therapy

Often in life, stress, responsibility and unhappiness can lead to managing/medicating with a variety of substances; marijuana, alcohol, gambling, sex, internet, drugs, ect. This can lead to an unbalance in the usage of these substances, create a significant strain and negative affect on relationships, family, work and one self. We will work to uncover the motivating force that has driven to substance abuse and help to regain control. Through this work we will strive to regain a healthy and balanced life, free of addiction or dependency.

Derek Martin, PhD
Addiction Counsellor

Derek Martin, PhD

Canadian Certified Counsellor

In V8W 2J9 - Nearby to Highlands.

We are all addicts in some form or another. Yet whether it is to coffee, heroin, the internet, or food, addiction is always reaching for the wrong thing. The beloved object is only an attempt to fill a void that is calling for something else, and that's why it never quite satisfies us. Withdrawing the energy from the object is never easy, for it means suffering a lack of control. 12 step programs help because they provide not only structure, but human relationships. Psychotherapy is even more helpful for it not only provides those same things, but also helps one find what the addiction is a stand in for. This answer is always individual, and always both deeply personal and healing

Hannah Caradonna, MSW, RCSW, RCC
Addiction Counsellor

Hannah Caradonna, MSW, RCSW, RCC

Registered Clinical Social Worker, Registered Clinical Counsellor

In V8V 4A1 - Nearby to Highlands.

If you are struggling with an addiction or have starting to collect some clean or sober time, you may notice that you have a lot of feelings that hit you. In the past, you may have covered these feelings up with your drug or addictive behavior but now that you are clean, the feelings are sitting in you begging to be dealt with. I can help you face these feelings and thoughts head on. In doing so, you will learn to deal with your feelings without turning to your addictive behavior. The benefit here is the ability to feel the entire range of feelings from deep sadness and anger to genuine happiness.

Mary Munro, MA, MCouns, RCC
Addiction Counsellor

Mary Munro, MA, MCouns, RCC

Registered Clinical Counsellor

In V8V 3J6 - Nearby to Highlands.

I see people who want to stop or slow down their porn use. Porn is so easy to find these days, and many people have been exposed to graphic images at an early age. Some people use porn as a routine shortcut to excitement. But it can backfire: they can start having trouble getting excited without porn. Or they really don’t want anyone to find out. Porn is the quick solution that doesn’t solve that much, and sometimes it creates longer term problems. Relationships can suffer, and so can your self-respect. Sometimes porn use hides other trouble in your life. Together we identify what is going on and what you can do to change – so you can connect better with others and with yourself.

Guido Timmermans, MA (Couns. Psych.)  CCC
Addiction Counsellor

Guido Timmermans, MA (Couns. Psych.) CCC

Canadian Certified Counsellor

In V9B 6R5 - Nearby to Highlands.

I am guided by your willingness to make a change, your believe in your ability to make that change, and the priority that making this change has in your life. An addiction has usually such a strong grip on a person, who is often also alone and has tried many times before; that extraordinary patience, perseverance, and continued refocusing is needed. At the same time, the many people that succeed every day after having tried many times, are proof that it can be done. My focus is to support your willingness, ability, and priority within a structured plan of carefully chosen activities that are realistic and meaningful.

Lauren Deane, MSW, RSW
Addiction Counsellor

Lauren Deane, MSW, RSW

Clinical Social Worker

In V8T 1Z8 - Nearby to Highlands.

I believe that overcoming addiction is one of the greatest personal challenges that there is. Often when I first meet with clients they express feelings of hopelessness and despair making it difficult for them to reach out. I provide a non-judgmental, confidential space to explore this. In working together we can identify triggers for addictive behaviours and how to manage this. My goal is to help clients understand their addictive process and provide them with the support and tools that they need to stay in recovery.

Twila Lavender, M.Couns, RCC
Addiction Counsellor

Twila Lavender, M.Couns, RCC

Registered Clinical Counsellor

In V8R 1A9 - Nearby to Highlands.

We will explore where you are in the process of wanting to change and work together to decide next steps to be successful. We will revisit and modify your therapeutic goals as needed, and ensure you have a network of support for the times you need additional encouragement. There will be steps forwards and backwards but throughout the journey you will feel supported.

Laurie Moniz, MA, RCC
Addiction Counsellor

Laurie Moniz, MA, RCC

Registered Clinical Counselling

In V8Z 3E9 - Nearby to Highlands.

For some of us, looking back on our childhoods can be very difficult and painful. We know from research that many forms of addiction stem from challenging childhood experiences. Laurie works form the viewpoint that when we have experienced a difficult childhood, in order to survive we naturally create patterns of self protection, these self protection patterns often show up later in life as addictive behaviors such gambling, food, exercise, alcohol, drugs. Laurie will help you recognize how your early childhood events are continuing to impact and affect you today in your life. The benefits of working with Laurie include helping you to untangle from your past and move forward with your life. Laurie will work with you to uncover your inner strength,...(view profile to read more)

Laura Luz, MA, CFM, Reg. Psychotherapist
Addiction Counsellor

Laura Luz, MA, CFM, Reg. Psychotherapist

Registered Psychotherapist, Counsellor and Intuitive Guide

In V8T 2E1 - Nearby to Highlands.

Addictions shield us from feeling some deep feelings of shame, abandonment and sadness. Everyone carries some kind of addictions. This is universal. The difference among us shows up in how we manage those addictions. Laura assists client to become more mindful and aware of how their addictions show up, and how conscious one is in their responses

Amanda Moulton, M.A.C.P.   CCC
Addiction Counsellor

Amanda Moulton, M.A.C.P. CCC

Canadian Certified Counsellor

In V9A 3L7 - Nearby to Highlands.

Addiction is a behaviour that is common amongst all people, whether it's an addiction to coffee, exercise, gambling, internet, or alcohol. I strongly believe that an addiction is a form of coping someone uses to handle a situation or fill a void that may be too overwhelming to face alone. The question is whether one believes their addiction is serving a positive purpose in their life- Is their way of coping leading them to live their best life? Acknowledging you want a positive change in your life and putting those changes into action is a big achievement. I believe in safely exploring the root of an addiction and generating effective solutions to empower people to be their most successful.

Sarah G. Flynn, RCC, MA, MREM
Addiction Counsellor

Sarah G. Flynn, RCC, MA, MREM

Registered Clinical Counsellor

In V8T 2Y6 - Nearby to Highlands.

Often underlying addictions is an inability to regulate emotions. A key to working with addictions is to give people the tools, techniques and resources to regulate emotions without the unwanted behavior or substance. Often an addict experiences a sense of shame at not being able to function without the addiction. These shameful feelings lead to a desire to engage in the addiction to escape them. Once the effects of the addictive behavior have worn off, however, the shame returns and the addict feels compelled to use again. Therapy can help break this cycle by giving the addict the ability to express feelings in healthier ways and in a safe and non-judgemental environment.



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

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

Highlands is located in British Columbia, Canada. It has a land area of 38.05 square kilometers.  The population of Highlands is 2,225 people with 831 households . The population ranking for Highlands is #1257 nationally and #180 for the province of British Columbia with a density of 58.50 people per sq km. Highlands therapists serve postal code: V9B.