Addiction Therapists in Kelowna, BC.

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


Vern Ward, MA, RCC
Addiction Counsellor

Vern Ward, MA, RCC

Registered Clinical Counsellor

210 – 1668 Ellis St, Kelowna, British Columbia V1Y 2B3 | 250-550-5482

Although addiction has become commonplace in our society, that doesn’t mean that any individual’s story who is struggling with addiction isn’t as unique as they are. The life events that lead us to rely on a unhealthy behavior to cope with a particular situation can start to establish patterns in our lives that are hard to change. The addiction can become something that takes over our lives and interferes with work or relationships in a way that overwhelms us and leaves us hopeless. However, there is hope for change, regardless of the addiction. Accepting a need for extra support to begin the journey to freedom is what starts the process. Call today for more information.

Kathryn Dodds, RPC in Psychotherapy
Addiction Counsellor

Kathryn Dodds, RPC in Psychotherapy

Registered Professional Counsellor and Life Coach

James Bay, Victoria, British Columbia V8V 1P7 | (250) 870-2732

Clients with lifelong addictions have found freedom and hope again. "The first time I saw Kathryn I was a mess! ...I was depressed, confused, hurt, angry and desolate and almost to the point of ending it all. Life just didn't seem worth living... Kathryn was so understanding and kind and helped me to change my negative thoughts into positive ones ...She also taught me that no one can make me feel anything happy, sad, lonely, miserable - these are my own thoughts and they come from my own guilt or shame,people just trigger them... I now want to live and I understand how important it really is to live an honest clean life and to care for and love myself like I never knew how to before."

Haley Gershony, M.Ed., RCC
Addiction Counsellor

Haley Gershony, M.Ed., RCC

Registered Clinical Counsellor

214-3001 Tutt Street, KELOWNA, British Columbia V1Y 2H4 | 7783633365

I will help you learn alternatives to substance use. By identifying the difficult emotions that substances help you cope with we can create a new plan that will allow you to manage these uncomfortable experiences while still decreasing your substance use. This way, we target the underlying reasons you drink/do drugs/eat and address the core issues that motivate your unhealthy behaviours.

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

Patti Langlais, M.A, MPCC, CCHt

Registered Counsellor, Master Practitioner Clinical Counsellor

5018 Treadgold Crt, Kelowna, British Columbia V1W 5B4 | 250-980-0202

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.

Chrystelle Crockford, BSc, MA (Couns Psyc) Candidate
Addiction Counsellor

Chrystelle Crockford, BSc, MA (Couns Psyc) Candidate

Graduate Student Counsellor

206-1634 Harvey Avenue, Kelowna, British Columbia V1Y 6G2 | 250-808-6789

Even with the rise of the opioid epidemic and increasing media coverage on the topic, stigma, shame and guilt still play a huge role in reasons for not seeking help with addiction. My practice provides a safe, non-judgmental atmosphere that views addiction through the disease model. Clients are met with compassion, understanding and patience. Some of the modalities I draw from for addictions treatment are emotionally-focused therapy (EFT), cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT), mindfulness techniques and traditional group therapy. I also offer psycho-educational and 1-on-1support for loved ones who are commonly found to experience symptoms of co-dependency and frustration.

Phillip Hay, CEAP, CSFT, MPCC, BCC
Addiction Counsellor

Phillip Hay, CEAP, CSFT, MPCC, BCC

Certified EAP, Solution Focused Therapist & Coach

1823 Harvey Ave, Unit 204, Kelowna, British Columbia V1Y 6G4 | BC: 250-575-4925

Phil is an authorized Drinkwise provider. The program is in both individual and group format. The purpose of the Drinkwise program is to effectively reduce alcohol consumption levels as well as the negative consequences associated with problem use of alcohol. Phil was trained and an authorized provider of the program in 1991 though Homewood Health Services in Guelph, Ontario.

Amy Litster, RPCC
Addiction Counsellor

Amy Litster, RPCC

Registered Professional Counsellor

#202 - 385 Glenmore Road, Kelowna, British Columbia V1V 2H3 | 2508595072

Addiction is difficult to work through. Interactive Counselling offers a no judgement approach, we understand that life circumstances lead you down a road that you might not have pictured for yourself. The important part is that now you are wanting to change. We can help you; help you tackle your past which has lead you to turn to a self soothing coping mechanism. We will get to the root of why you turn to your habit of choice, and guide you towards learning new skills that will greatly impact your life and help you remain in control.

Jenelle Kildaw, MSW, RSW, BA
Addiction Counsellor

Jenelle Kildaw, MSW, RSW, BA

Registered Social Worker

214-3001 Tutt Street, Kelowna , British Columbia V1Y 2H4 | (778)215-0359

After my work with Mental Health and Addictions, I feel strongly that most humans do struggle with some form of addiction (shoe shopping, retail therapy, food, etc), however depending on the severity, the negative impact and the amount of the occurrence treatment requiring therapy may be necessary. Addiction issues may also be one of the most difficult struggles as the reoccurrence rate without successful healthy substitutes is incredibly high. With a whole new inventory of positive skills in replacement for the negative addictions, you have a very high chance of success. I would be honoured to aid you find and build this effective inventory of positive skills!

Ed Mitchell, RPC, MPCC, RTC, MTC, TFT (Dx)
Addiction Counsellor

Ed Mitchell, RPC, MPCC, RTC, MTC, TFT (Dx)

Master Practioner Clinical Counselling, Psychotherapist

204 1823 Harvey Ave , Kelowna, British Columbia V1X 7G7 | 250-801-6411

People who struggle with addictions usually have underlying issues that the addiction numbs. Being addicted to a substance or a behaviour is a coping tool that only complicates their lives. We offer help with relapse prevention and focus on helping clients develop new ways of coping, as well as encouraging them in re-shaping their lives. We focus on the client as a whole, not just their addiction.

Dr. Zoë Sehn, PhD, MA, BA (Hons), RCC, CCC
Addiction Counsellor

Dr. Zoë Sehn, PhD, MA, BA (Hons), RCC, CCC

Doctor of Psychotherapy and Counselling

Tutt Street, Kelowna, British Columbia | 2503007776

Versed in both harm reduction and 12-Step addiction philosophies, I offer therapeutic services that address addictions as well as substance abuse and misuse and that is individual and holistic in nature, with client safety of primary importance. Working together, the client and therapist create a personalized intervention plan and determine uniquely appropriate goals. Please note that detox supervision and intervention is not available.

Valiant Recovery, CCCCA
Addiction Counsellor

Valiant Recovery, CCCCA

Residential Addiction Program

Kelowna, Kelowna, British Columbia V4V 1E7 | 250-878-5876

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.

Lisa Webster, MA CCC
Addiction Counsellor

Lisa Webster, MA CCC

Canadian Certified Counsellor

14, 545 Glenmeadows Rd., Kelowna, British Columbia V1V 1W8 | 250-215-1423

Lisa Webster deals with individuals in recovery from drugs, alcohol, food, sex and the internet. A solid ground of recovery is first needed. AA, NA, a treatment centre or other counselling to set the stage is beneficial. Sobriety is the first step to resolving the underlying issues traumas and hurts from your past. Profound healing happens when underlying issues are gone. Lisa will help you release past pain so you experience freedom and peace.

Donald Straub, M.A.
Addiction Counsellor

Donald Straub, M.A.

Certified Clinical Counsellor

1249 Tanemura Cres, Kelowna, British Columbia V1P 1S7 | 250 869 7137

I am presently employed as a clinical counsellor in Bridgeway Addiction Services. I take a biopyschosocialspiritual approach. I work on both the symptoms and the root of the problem of addiction. The root usually includes work regarding past abuse and trauma, low self worth, negative core self beliefs, family of origin, etc. With the addition use of EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing) I can help people with both the causes of addiction and impulse/urge control.



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

Kelowna is located in British Columbia, Canada. It has a land area of 211.85 square kilometers.  The population of Kelowna is 127,380 people with 53,903 households . The population ranking for Kelowna is #42 nationally and #7 for the province of British Columbia with a density of 601.30 people per sq km. Kelowna therapists serve postal code: V1Y.