Addiction Therapists in Murrayville, BC.

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


H. Elise Reeh, PhD
Addiction Counsellor

H. Elise Reeh, PhD

Registered Psychologist

In V2V 3Y5 - Nearby to Murrayville.

People become addicted to various substances and activities because it temporarily meets their needs at the time, only to make them feel worse afterwards. I can assist you in breaking this destructive cycle by first examining the needs your addictions serve and then finding healthy alternatives. During and after counselling for addictions, people tend to feel great joy as they have learned how to manage the addictions to which they once were slaves.

Lissette Mairena-Ubeda, MA, RCC
Addiction Counsellor

Lissette Mairena-Ubeda, MA, RCC

Registered Clinical Counsellor

In V3N 2S2 - Nearby to Murrayville.

Addiction can impact all areas of your life. You may feel like you are stuck, know that you need a change but not sure where to start. Through counselling we will explore what needs to shift in order for you to experience lasting changes. I will provide you with the necessary resources and tools and help you to greater understand yourself and your addiction.

Lea Francis, BSc, BEd, MEd.Psych,
Addiction Counsellor

Lea Francis, BSc, BEd, MEd.Psych,

Therapist Counselor

In V2S 6V5 - Nearby to Murrayville.

Addiction doesn't usually start as something negative, in fact many would say that at first their habit was just an occasional "relief" from everyday stresses. The smoking, drinking, drugging, gambling, sexual involvement or shopping for example, might at first have been a just a treat, something to be enjoyed every once in awhile. Eventually use becomes more and more frequent until a full blown addiction with all the trappings of shame and resentment. I accept clients unconditionally wherever they are on their path to healing. I challenge and support them toward either harm-reduction or full sobriety, whichever is the best fit for them.

Lieneke Hewlett, MTC, RPC, SFTT, BA Psyc.
Addiction Counsellor

Lieneke Hewlett, MTC, RPC, SFTT, BA Psyc.

Master Therapeutic Counsellor, Registered Professional Counsellor and Registered Supervising Focusing Therapist and Trainer

In V3S 1C7 - Nearby to Murrayville.

Gently and respectfully, we work with the wisdom of the body to find your life back. We work to develop a strong observer self, as it allows you to notice yourself as separate from your feelings and experience and is critical for emotional safety and growth. Sometimes, just learning how to bring awareness and presence into your body can be a profound and helpful experience. If you are using a 12 step program, you may learn a process called 'focusing', to enrich and enhance progress.

Rosemary Fromson, RPC, MPCC
Addiction Counsellor

Rosemary Fromson, RPC, MPCC

Master Practitioner in Clinical Counselling

In V2T 1T8 - Nearby to Murrayville.

Addiction is the symptom of the core issue. People who suffer with addiction often feel out of control, fractured, chaotic, and suffer guilt, shame, embarrassment, anger, and mental health issues. They often miss work or have relationship breakdowns. I work with people from a completely non-judgemental basis. Treating the whole person is essential to attaining a long lasting healthy life.

Alex Kwee, Psy.D., Registered Psychologist
Addiction Counsellor

Alex Kwee, Psy.D., Registered Psychologist

Registered Psychologist (BC), Licensed Psychologist (WA, IL)

In V3A 2K4 - Nearby to Murrayville.

As a Psychologist specializing in the treatment of both substance addictions and behavioural addictions (e.g. gambling and sex), I employ an integration of modalities such as cognitive-behavioural therapy, motivational enhancement, mindfulness, and relapse prevention. I focus on treating each client where he or she is at, utilizing evidence-based approaches and collaborating with other health professionals, if necessary, to bring about the best outcomes. I address the many variables, such as poor coping, underlying depression/anxiety, and life stressors that contribute to the problem, emphasizing the development of enduring skills that will outlast the client's time in treatment.

Sears Taylor, MA, LMHCA
Addiction Counsellor

Sears Taylor, MA, LMHCA

Mental Health Counsellor

In V4W 3X5 - Nearby to Murrayville.

I consider myself an expert in addiction therapy. My focus is not the addictive substance or activity. I focus on the root cause for why you engage in the various activities for the purpose of self-medication. As we flesh out the emotional and traumatic scars from past life events, you will find that your desire to self-medicate reduces significantly.

Lisa Moore, MBA, MA Counselling Psychology
Addiction Counsellor

Lisa Moore, MBA, MA Counselling Psychology

Registered Clinical Counsellor CCC#14130 and RCC 16106

In V3A 4E6 - Nearby to Murrayville.

Many people suffer from various addictions, whether it be drugs and alcohol, sex, gambling, social media or video gaming. Most people use their drug of choice as a way to cope with various stresses they have in their lives. I help clients recognize their stressors and also uncover what is going on with them that they need to self-regulate using their addictions. I also look at their pasts and often use narrative therapy and genograms to help them process some of their past life trauma and family upbringing.

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.

Tanya Johnson, RMFT, MMFT
Addiction Counsellor

Tanya Johnson, RMFT, MMFT

Master Therapist providing Holistic Counselling Services

In V4A 3H4 - Nearby to Murrayville.

When we feel empty or broken and unable to fix ourselves, we will do anything to avoid experiencing the resultant hurt, pain, anger, or boredom. What may be a harmless pastime for others becomes for us a destructive addiction. Feelings that compel addictive behaviour may be difficult to face, but there is hope for another way to live. Our approach involves exploring current goals, relationships, family history, triggers, thoughts, as well as strengths, supports, and resources. We have successfully supported people, and their families, struggling with alcohol, drugs, internet, food, shopping, love, sex, pornography, and other addictions to live fuller, healthier and happier lives.

Annette Kasahara, BA, MEd. (Psychology), RCC
Addiction Counsellor

Annette Kasahara, BA, MEd. (Psychology), RCC

Registered Clinical Counsellor

In V4B 2R5 - Nearby to Murrayville.

My hope for clients facing challenges with addictions is that they will develop an openness and willingness to explore the underlying issues related to the addictive behaviours. Clients will benefit from looking at childhood factors and relationships issues, both past and present. Clients will identify any limiting and self-defeating beliefs which may have contributed to harmful and alienating behaviours. Clients will learn to replace negative thought and behaviour patterns with self-affirming thoughts and behaviours. They will also explore and create support systems. It is my hope that clients will develop greater self-acceptance and kindness to Self.

Paul Bains, B.Sc., M.A., RCC
Addiction Counsellor

Paul Bains, B.Sc., M.A., RCC

Registered Clinical Counsellor

In V3W 3N5 - Nearby to Murrayville.

Has an addiction to sex, porn, alcohol, drugs, or any other addiction caused problems in your life? Has an addiction caused problems in your relationship or your family? If so, my counselling approach can bring understanding of the reasons of your addiction and ways you can manage issues more effectively. We will discuss your unique situation and address underlying causes of the addiction and offer solutions to get your life back on track and live a more fulfilled and happy life.

Judy Lyon, MA, RTC, MTC, RCS, RYT
Addiction Counsellor

Judy Lyon, MA, RTC, MTC, RCS, RYT

Registered Therapeutic Counsellor, Registered Yoga Teacher

In V3A 4E6 - Nearby to Murrayville.

With over two decades experience in addiction counselling, I can confirm that addiction has most often been a symptom of a greater underlying issue or problem. I work from a biopsychosocialspiritual philosophy, meaning I will take into consideration all of the various life factors that influence your addiction. While it may be necessary to explore family of origin issues or past traumatic events, I believe your point of power is in the present and will use treatment modalities that are the right fit for you to assist you to develop the skills to honor your past, while living in the present and transform the blocks that prevent you from living the life you deserve. Change is possible!

Ina Stockhausen, MTC
Addiction Counsellor

Ina Stockhausen, MTC

Master Therapeutic Counsellor

In V5A 4E3 - Nearby to Murrayville.

Whether you are struggling with an addiction such as alcohol or drug abuse, video gaming addiction, shopping addiction, gambling, ecc, most likely life is an emotional roller coaster for you AND the person who loves you. Addiction recovery is not about willpower but about identifying the underlying causes of your addiction OR your enabling behaviour and finding appropriate coping mechanisms to deal with stress and emotional overwhelm in healthy ways. As a certified Addiction Counsellor I specialize in working with LOVED ONES of addicts as well as the individual struggling with addiction using a blend of somatic and cognitive psychotherapy which has proven to be extremely effective.

Jennifer Street, MCP, RCC
Addiction Counsellor

Jennifer Street, MCP, RCC

Registered Clinical Counsellor

In V2S 3P4 - Nearby to Murrayville.

Addiction often starts with someone just trying to feel better. Sometimes you just don't want to feel the pain anymore. Many people with addictions have a history of trauma. The trauma causes enormous anxiety and pain that is extremely hard to live with. The addictions make them feel temporarily better, but they go wrong and begin to cause even more loss and distress. People try to get over their addictions, but in addition to the awful physical withdrawal, the traumatic symptoms that led them to the addictions in the first place are waiting there to greet them. That is why therapy for addictions recovery needs to focus on trauma processing and not just behaviour management.

Kevin Fleming Ph.D.
Addiction Counselor

Kevin Fleming Ph.D.

Coach/Change Agent/Consultant

At Home or Private Discreet Intensives

While most treatment approaches to addiction include 12 step programs, rehabs, and now sober living houses, Grey Matters International, Inc. provides a wildly successful alternative to traditional models of addiction treatment----that keeps the brain in mind. That is, talking to the conscious brain while the primal brain is deciding things even before you are consciously aware? Well, that is the problem to solve in addiction. We have the solution utilizing a new cutting edge neuroscience-centered brain rebalancing system. Contact kevin@kevinflemingphd.com or call 877-606-6161.

Anita Bloy, MA, RCC
Addiction Counsellor

Anita Bloy, MA, RCC

Registered Cllinical Counsellor

In V3H 2B4 - Nearby to Murrayville.

Addictions begin as a way to hide from life. Addictive behaviours initially may help individuals cope with unpleasant and hurtful aspects of life, but they eventually limit that person's full and joyous experiences. Counselling helps individuals to embrace their life. Clients learn to slowly and safely take control of and full responsibility for themselves, including their past mistakes, their current struggles and their future hopes and dreams. They learn to replace their unhealthy addictions with healthy coping strategies which promote growth, self-esteem, and heart-felt connections.

Elaine Clark, BA. M.P.C.P.CCht
Addiction Counsellor

Elaine Clark, BA. M.P.C.P.CCht

Master Practitioner in Counselling Psychology

In V4W 1C1 - Nearby to Murrayville.

Addiction is a symptom, it is based on the belief that there is something wrong with me. The underlying cause of this behaviour is a feeling of hopelessness and helplessness. Once the belief in general unworthiness is corrected and replaced with loving acceptance, healing is inevitable. The belief in guilt and past behavior that is unforgiveable is an error that needs correcting, not punishing.

Michael de Jong, R. Psych. #1529
Addiction Counsellor

Michael de Jong, R. Psych. #1529

Registered Psychologist

In V5A 4R4 - Nearby to Murrayville.

My treatment approach to dealing with addictions is focussed around identifying the person's values, the use of mindfulness based 'tools' and strategies and finding out the causes of the client's dependence on drugs or alcohol. I find that individual counselling combined with external support is sometimes useful, e.g., 12 step programs, but not for everyone.

Kristen Holbrook, MCP, RCC
Addiction Counsellor

Kristen Holbrook, MCP, RCC

Registered Clinical Counsellor

In V3B 2H6 - Nearby to Murrayville.

I have been trained in EMDR which has been shown through several studies to be very effective in treating addiction issues. EMDR is an approach to counselling that uses bilateral stimulation to process and desensitize past events that are "locked" in the nervous system in their raw sensory components. EMDR can be used to treat past trauma, which is often the root of addiction issues, or treat the addiction itself if no past trauma is identified. EMDR, as part of a comprehensive treatment plan that involves giving the client tools and resources to identify triggers, make different choices, regulate emotions, and find new ways of coping, can be very effective in treating addiction.

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)

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

Sheri Phillips-Snaychuk, M.A., RCC

Sheri Phillips-Snaychuk Registered Clinical Counsellor

In V3B 2H6 - Nearby to Murrayville.

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.

Gerald Loewen, B.R.E., M.A. (C.E.), M.A. (Ed Min.)
Addiction Counsellor

Gerald Loewen, B.R.E., M.A. (C.E.), M.A. (Ed Min.)

Counsellor/Therapist

In V2Y 1R7 - Nearby to Murrayville.

People's lives are often ruined by addictions. These include alcohol, drugs, gambling and even shopping. Often our addictions are a result of attempting to cope with the stresses of life. Clients are given more effective and constructive ways to deal with these issues in their everyday life. Once they have a basis for correct thinking, they are also better equipped to strengthen their resolve.

Connectivity Counselling, RCC
Addiction Counsellor

Connectivity Counselling, RCC

Registered Clinical Counselor

In v4b 1h1 - Nearby to Murrayville.

I have been working in the addiction field for many years now and recognize that there is a common theme underlying addictive behavior, whether it be substances or activities. The alcoholic and the workaholic both face the prospect of dying prematurely and alone, but society views one with scorn and one with admiration. Many people are reluctant to seek help for addictive behavior because they know someone else "has it worse". Don't let other people convince you that your problem isn't a big deal. If it matters to you, then it's worth talking about. I come from a place of compassion, non-judgment, and empathy, three ingredients missing in the lives of many people who struggle with addiction.

Lee Cassels, MA, CCC
Addiction Counsellor

Lee Cassels, MA, CCC

Canadian Certified Counsellor

In V3H 4G7 - Nearby to Murrayville.

There are many forms of addiction (ie., drug, alcohol, work, food, gambling, exercise, work). Many people find self help groups that follow the 12 step program helpful. Other people like to take a more personal form of support around their addiction issues. In that case, individual counselling can be helpful. The counselling I provide for clients with addiction issues is to help them set specific reachable goals. Coming to regular counselling appointments seem to help clients set up a personal accountability tool for themselves. Reaching goals can be celebrated and setbacks examined to determine how to move forward again with success.



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Murrayville is located in British Columbia, Canada.  The population of Murrayville is 9,600 people. Murrayville therapists serve postal code: V3A.