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.


Lori Capozzi, B.A., M.Ed., RCC
Addiction Counsellor

Lori Capozzi, B.A., M.Ed., RCC

Registered Clinical Counsellor

In V4A 2J2 - Nearby to Murrayville.

Addiction can be debilitating. However, recovery is possible. In my 25 years working as an addiction counsellor, I have come to learn that addiction is usually the symptom of a deeper issue, perhaps an unresolved trauma or loss. My approach is to address and heal the initial trauma and then explore new ways of coping and being in the world. In this way, an individual can live life more authentically and be free from the grip of addiction.

Raheel Rahman, MA, RCC
Addiction Counsellor

Raheel Rahman, MA, RCC

Registered Clinical Counsellor

In V3Z 4P5 - Nearby to Murrayville.

I use Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) for addiction treatment. Through this approach we will look for connections between the thoughts, feelings and actions for clients and how this is impacting on their recovery. We will go over if there are other co-occurring disorders as well such as anxiety or depression. We will go over tracking the urges weekly and go over distress tolerance skills and mindfulness skills in practicing to not act on the urges that do come up.

Jordan Penner, MA, RCC
Addiction Counsellor

Jordan Penner, MA, RCC

Registered Clinical Counsellor

In V4N 5J8 - Nearby to Murrayville.

Recovering from addiction is an greater process then just abstaining from a particular substance. Developing an awareness about the triggering issues that fuel the addiction is key towards developing the strength and skills that will propel you forward in living sober. I approach addictions from a perspective that develops positive skills and thoughts patterns to over come the triggers to use such as: anxiety, depression, trauma, and negative thought patterns, and self-medication. In addition, it is important to remember that with addiction partners, family, and friends are also affected. Working to rebuild bridges in this area, without demotivating or creating conflict is key.

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.

Angela Herd, Angela Herd
Addiction Counsellor

Angela Herd, Angela Herd

Registered Clinical Counsellor, Certified Canadian Counsellor, Registered Canadian & BC Art Therapist, Child & Family Therapist & Clinical Supervisor

In V4B 1A4 - Nearby to Murrayville.

Feeling stuck and ready for a change? Not sure how to start? I have supported people of all ages to identify patterns in their lives that negatively impact their quality of life and their relationships. If you feel pushed around by addiction, I'd be happy to help you learn how to change your relationship with: substances, compulsive internet use or gaming, impulsive spending, unhealthy eating. smoking and/or attraction to toxic relationships so that you may take your power back and live the life you really want to live.

Sherri Scott-Berner, CBT, CP, DBT, Life Coach
Addiction Counsellor

Sherri Scott-Berner, CBT, CP, DBT, Life Coach

Cognitive Behavioral Marriage, Individual Therapist and Life Coach

In V3S 0V4 - Nearby to Murrayville.

Have you ever had fresh baking in the house that were saving for Christmas or some other celebration? You had to stop yourself from eating it. How it called your name while you were watching TV, or sent visions of sugar plums dancing in your head while you were hungry cooking dinner? Well that is a small snap shot of the feeling of addiction. Having such a strong compelling desire to experience the rewarding outcome, regardless of how short-lived it might be. Well not all compulsions ( or addictions) are only as dangerous and life changing as a 5 lb weight gain encountered by January 2. Some addictions can own us to the point that there is nothing left of who we really are, or were.

Tracey MacKenzie, CCC
Addiction Counsellor

Tracey MacKenzie, CCC

Canadian Certified Counsellor (CCC)

In V4B 3Z8 - Nearby to Murrayville.

Addiction is NOT a choice. You don't wake up one day and say, "Hey! I'm going to start doing drugs." No, substance use is a coping mechanism and escape from (more than likely) a whole bunch of trauma from your younger years. Soon though, the "escape" became an additional problem to deal with. Are you tired of the rollercoaster? The shame? The guilt? The regret? It won't be easy and it doesn't start with the addiction itself ... healing starts with working on the underlying traumas. You'll need to learn a lot of new skills to control thoughts and cravings, instead of letting them control you, and then we can gently work through the traumas. You don't have to carry those burdens forever.

Penney Hartsen, MSW, RCSW
Addiction Counsellor

Penney Hartsen, MSW, RCSW

Registered Clinical Social Worker

In V4B 3X7 - Nearby to Murrayville.

If you have an addiction you are likely using a substance or addictive behaviour to manage your life and to help you get through the night ... Addictions have a down side, of course, which is why you are looking for help. There is often trauma or grief waiting to be managed and these feelings can be very intense. The consequences of your addiction often impact your relationships and may be connected to past relationship stresses. You don't need to face these things alone. We can explore your situation together and find ways to support you in creating new strategies for managing your addiction. From there, you can create a healthier and happier life.

John Zak, RCC, MAMFT
Addiction Counsellor

John Zak, RCC, MAMFT

Registered Clinical Counsellor

In V4B 3X7 - Nearby to Murrayville.

In line with Gabor Mate, I am convinced that all addiction is rooted in pain, and this overwhelming pain is connected to unhealed trauma. I believe that addiction is a treatable condition, and that everyone has the capacity for healing and growth. Since trauma is an emotional wound/injury, true healing can only occur within contexts that provide corrective emotional experiences that will produce positive brain change.This is why therapy can be so powerful. A skilled therapist helps clients get back in touch with themselves, which results in recovery.

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

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

Registered Clinical Counsellor

In V2Y 2V9 - 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.

Heather Awad, MCP, RCC
Addiction Counselor

Heather Awad, MCP, RCC

Registered Clinical Counsellor

Available for Online Therapy

What emotions are your addiction trying to mask? What are you escaping from? Is your addiction costing you your relationship, your family, your work? Your addiction or dependency, is serving a purpose. Let’s explore, understand and uncover what that purpose is and what the core issues are. It’s time to lead a healthier and more intentional life.

Aleksandra Dobric Stanosevic
Addiction Counsellor

Aleksandra Dobric Stanosevic

Registered Transactional Analysis Practitioner

In V5E 3C8 - Nearby to Murrayville.

A person with addiction usually goes straight from feelings into behaviour. And it is usually such an unbearable feeling that the person resorts to 'self-cure', i.e. substance abuse in order to bury it deep down inside. So after building trust, I carefully inquire about the painful events in the person's life. As alcohol and drug abuse is often sustained by denial, the client learns levels of discounting the problem (How am I lying to myself?). Often, clients will embrace alcohol/drugs because they have given up on people; sometimes, they don't know how to protect themselves from poisonous relationships: "discovering a 4-step approach to assertivity" can be of much help!

Francesca Tomas, RPC, RTC
Addiction Counsellor

Francesca Tomas, RPC, RTC

Registered Professional Counsellor, Registered Therapeutic Counsellor

In V4N 4X9 - Nearby to Murrayville.

As a therapist with a specialty in Addictions Counseling, I can help you work through the underlying issues that may be a contributing factor to your addiction. I can help you identify triggers and help you with coping skills, which are also a contributing factor to addiction. Developing a strong sense of self is key to a healthier and happier you. I can help you learn how to set boundaries, increase your self-respect, and how to give yourself what you need.

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.

Aaron Chin, MA, RCC
Addiction Counsellor

Aaron Chin, MA, RCC

Registered Clinical Counsellor

In V4N 0W7 - Nearby to Murrayville.

Working with addiction, I focus on cultivating awareness of triggers and cravings without judgment. I teach mindfulness practices like meditation to help clients observe their thoughts and sensations. This awareness helps them break automatic patterns and make conscious choices, reducing relapse risk and promoting self-compassion. Mindfulness empowers clients to manage urges skillfully and build a healthier relationship with themselves and their behaviors.

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.

Darcy Bailey, MSW, RSW, RCC, DipAT
Addiction Counsellor

Darcy Bailey, MSW, RSW, RCC, DipAT

Registered Clinical Counsellor;Art Therapist;Reg.Social Work

In V2Y 1N5 - Nearby to Murrayville.

Darcy Bailey & Associates offer specialized intervention for teens, youth and young adults with potential drug and alcohol problems. We will provide a treatment plan specific to the issues a well as explore any possible underlying issues related to the substance use. Counselling can help a teen and parents: -to cope and manage in healthy ways - deal with the underlying uncomfortable feelings the drug and alcohol use may be covering up - understand the role of substances - assisting and supporting parents as to how to help their youth and how to respond

Patrick Myers, Ph.D.
Addiction Counsellor

Patrick Myers, Ph.D.

Registered Psychologist #1850

In V3B 2H6 - Nearby to Murrayville.

Stuck in a rut? Trying to get out, but don't know how? Don't like AA? Let me help you unshackle yourself from that annoying addiction. Personalized help, skill building, and non-judgemental support in overcoming an addiction. Call 604-657-9534 now if you are ready to take a step into the first day of the rest of your life.

Elnaz Bondar, MA, RCC
Addiction Counsellor

Elnaz Bondar, MA, RCC

Registered Clinical Counsellor

In V3B 1A8 - Nearby to Murrayville.

Individuals who suffer from addiction could come from a very complicated background. This could include complications, crises, and trauma from the first few years of life up until the present time. To treat addiction, we use a biopsychosocial model of treatment which is focused on all aspects of the individual's life. In treating addiction, we use Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Human-Centered Approach, Emotion Focused Therapy, and other therapeutic approaches as needed. Since individuals who suffer from addiction come from diverse backgrounds, we help each individual through their recovery by focusing on their unique needs and helping them toward their best healing journey.

Mary Longworth, BA MSc RCC
Addiction Counsellor

Mary Longworth, BA MSc RCC

Registered Clinical Counsellor

In V3M 3P6 - Nearby to Murrayville.

I have worked in a number of treatment centres and I am able to help clients face the fear of not having their addiction to deal with life's difficult times and the subsequent emotions . I work with clients struggling with addictions to the internet, gambling, shopping, drugs and alcohol, exercise and work. By looking at the purpose/reason behind the addictive or compulsive behaviour the client is able to begin to resolve their relationship with their addiction and to be free!!

H. Elise Reeh, PhD
Addiction Counsellor

H. Elise Reeh, PhD

Registered Psychologist

In V2V 2C3 - 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.

Patti Langlais, MA, RCC
Addiction Counselor

Patti Langlais, MA, RCC

Registered 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.

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.

Jennifer Jantzen, MSW, RSW, RTC, BCN, RCC
Addiction Counsellor

Jennifer Jantzen, MSW, RSW, RTC, BCN, RCC

Registered Clinical Counselor / Registered Social Worker

In V3J 1S7 - Nearby to Murrayville.

Addiction can affect every area of your life, from your physical health, mental health, emotional health, social life to your core values. I view addiction problems not through a lens of a lack of willpower, but through a lens of brain dysfunction and see that through brain training with Neurofeedback (NFB), processing with EMDR or Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) there is a great potential for improvement.

Authentic Connections Therapy- Steve Price, B.Ed, MCP, RCC, CCPA
Addiction Counsellor

Authentic Connections Therapy- Steve Price, B.Ed, MCP, RCC, CCPA

Registered Clinical Counsellor

In V3H 5C6 - Nearby to Murrayville.

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.



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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.