Addiction Therapists in North Saanich, BC.

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


Ben Bjorgaard, MA, RCC, CCC
Addiction Counsellor

Ben Bjorgaard, MA, RCC, CCC

Registered Clinical Counsellor, Canadian Certified Counsellor

In V8R 4P8 - Nearby to North Saanich.

Substance and behavioral addictions are widely misunderstood, and as a result, those that experience addictions can be unjustly pathologized and even criminalized. The term “addiction” stands for diverse, multi-faceted, socio-cultural, biological, and psychological phenomena. The idea that addiction is a brain disease is an ideological narrative, not a fact. I offer non-judgmental and non-coercive counselling to support an individual’s growth and future pursuits. I hold a deep empathy for your life experience, choices, and lack of choices. I will coach you to tap into your inner resources, resilience, and “brilliant sanity.” I am an advocate for decriminalization and harm reduction policies.

John Parker, MA  RCC
Addiction Counsellor

John Parker, MA RCC

Registered Clinical Counsellor

In V9L 4L9 - Nearby to North Saanich.

Addiction is all its’ forms may have started as a perceived ‘solution to a problem’, but has evolved into a problem itself that has negatively affected many aspects of one’s life. I will be there to support you in making the changes you desire towards a healthier way of being. However, this journey ultimately is up to you taking the steps required. “No one saves us but ourselves. No one can and no one may. We ourselves must walk the path.” (Gautama Buddha), but I would add … “with compassionate support”.

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

Michelle Gay, M.A., RCC, CCC

Registered Clinical Counsellor, Canadian Certified Counsellor, EMDR Certified Therapist and EMDRIA Certified Consultant, Teacher (BC and TESL Canada)

In V8V 3K8 - Nearby to North Saanich.

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 North Saanich.

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.

Laura Lansdell, M.Ed RCC
Addiction Counsellor

Laura Lansdell, M.Ed RCC

Registered Clinical Counsellor

In V8R 4J3 - Nearby to North Saanich.

How are you coping? Are you using substances to numb yourself and avoid stressful things in your life. I can provide you with a supportive, non-judgmental and caring place to explore how you are using substances in your life. I use an integrative approach that uses techniques that are customized to you to help you explore the changes that you want to make in your life.

Janice A. Graham, Ph.D., RCC
Addiction Counsellor

Janice A. Graham, Ph.D., RCC

Psychotherapist - Professional Therapy by Phone & Email

In V8V 1S5 - Nearby to North Saanich.

Addictions and all compulsive behaviours can take over our lives and waste our money, damage our relationships and wreck our health and maybe even get us in jail. There are many kinds of addictions, gambling, substance, sexual, some phobias, porn, internet, cutting and many more. Specialized addictions counseling or medical care is advised when appropriate. Supportive, non judgemental, compassionate counseling with Dr. Graham will help you get insight into why you turn to harmful addictive habits. You will learn to identify the needs you are trying to meet and learn ways to resolve these needs with more healthy behaviours. Twelve step programs and other support groups may be discussed.

Kirsteen Moore, Psy. D., R.C.C.
Addiction Counsellor

Kirsteen Moore, Psy. D., R.C.C.

Psychotherapist

In V8M 1J8 - Nearby to North Saanich.

I am honoured that you are interested in my services and I would like to tell you a little bit about myself. I have been described as slightly non-conventional in the counselling world, which suits me perfectly, and also tends to suit youth who are trying to stand up to the force of the problems in their life. I am very comfortable working with this population, and I feel fortunate that I can connect with teens the way I do, conventionally or in a way that makes sense to them.

Tracy Kuiper, M.Sc., M.C., C.C.C.
Addiction Counselor

Tracy Kuiper, M.Sc., M.C., C.C.C.

Canadian Certified Counsellor

Available for Online Therapy

My approach to addictions counselling is to explore what is 'feeding' the addiction- in other words, to explore and discover what is missing in your life that you have replaced with drinking, taking substances, or whatever your addiction may be. It is my hope that you will come to identify and understand your triggers and learn better ways of coping with your issues.

Marilyn Sundeen, M.C.,  R.C.C.
Addiction Counsellor

Marilyn Sundeen, M.C., R.C.C.

Registered Clinical Counsellor

In V9B 3S6 - Nearby to North Saanich.

Addictions are complicated and complex. They involve so many aspects of our live, our psyche and our soul. They can take the form of substances, behaviours or even ways of thinking and beliefs. From my perspective, they involve an inability to be in the moment, to be present, as we are, in all of our discomfort. Our work on addictions will likewise be complex and involve every aspect of your experience. We will find ways to mitigate the effects i.e. harm reduction. We will also try to get underneath what might have caused the addiction originally. We will work toward a larger, more expanded, more free perspective of seeing yourself.

Alan Caplan, MA, RCC
Addiction Counsellor

Alan Caplan, MA, RCC

RCC

In V8R 1G9 - Nearby to North Saanich.

The common cause of most addiction is shame- based thinking and behaviour. Once we can identify and understand the source of our cravings or compulsions, then we can work to change this into more positive choices. In this work I challlenge clients to examine their own thinking and needs that underlie their addictive process. Then they can seek to fulfill these needs in more productive ways.

Mary Munro, MA, MCouns, RCC
Addiction Counsellor

Mary Munro, MA, MCouns, RCC

Registered Clinical Counsellor

In V8V 3J6 - Nearby to North Saanich.

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.

Jennifer Vauthrin,  R.P.C. M.P.C.C.
Addiction Counselor

Jennifer Vauthrin, R.P.C. M.P.C.C.

Clinical Counsellor

Available for Online Therapy

How many of you got up one morning and said lets f.... up my life today and hurt everyone around me? I'm not thinking that was you. Do you actually feel like crap and wish that this vicious cycle would stop? Can you stop it? Is this what you want or is it something somebody else wants for you? Some of us just don't know when to say enough is enough. We don't know who we are without our addiction. Where did you go? When did this start? Are you ready? Seriously can you handle the world without your addiction and accept that you are freakin amazing just the way you are and that nobody has the right to judge you for your past. Believe me when I say they have a past as well!!

Cally Farr, MA, RCC
Addiction Counsellor

Cally Farr, MA, RCC

Registered Clinical Counsellor

In V8V 3K8 - Nearby to North Saanich.

There are many forms of addiction, usually defined as the need to perform certain behaviours, even at the cost to relationships, finances and quality of life. These can be compulsive need to drink, take substances, sexual behaviours, violent behaviours, shopping, computer usage etc. I usually work with cognitive therapy to find the underlying need that the addiction is satisfying, look at the belief systems that keep the behaviour going, and work to replace the behaviour with new and healthier behaviours.

Fiona Patterson, M.A, RCC
Addiction Counsellor

Fiona Patterson, M.A, RCC

Registered Clinical Counsellor

In V8S 4T5 - Nearby to North Saanich.

Connection is the antidote to addiction. We become consumed by one thing or another when we lack connection to meaning and purpose in life and with others. Whether it's drugs and alcohol, sex, gambling, relationships, food or cigarettes, I can help you uncover the roots of your addiction and offer you tools to cope more effectively and get back to the life you want.

Julie MacNaughton, MA, RCC
Addiction Counsellor

Julie MacNaughton, MA, RCC

Registered Clinical Counselling

In V8P 1A1 - Nearby to North Saanich.

I can help people with addictions through various evidence based practices such as CBT and DBT. I believe addictions can form as distractions for people who have learned to avoid feelings or issues that can be too difficult to face. Slow and supportive help with learning coping strategies to uncover these feelings and issues can help people in learning to live life without addiction.

Sharolyn Sloat, PhD,  CPBC  #1666
Addiction Counsellor

Sharolyn Sloat, PhD, CPBC #1666

Psychologist (Registered with CPBC)

In V9A 5S1 - Nearby to North Saanich.

Dr. Sloat treats addiction using non-12 Step methods (including CBT), and while she welcomes people struggling with any stage of addiction, she specializes in working with those who are post-rehabilitation. It is important to understand why one becomes addicted in the first place, and it's important to establish new and healthy patterns that edge out the addictive ones such that relapse is less likely. During treatment Dr. Sloat touches upon the actual addictions, but mostly she focuses on the underlying reasons and factors that perpetuate them. If left untreated, addiction becomes "hard-wired" in, and Dr. Sloat helps people "re-wire" their lives.

Colleen McKee, MA, RCC
Addiction Counsellor

Colleen McKee, MA, RCC

Registered Clinical Counsellor

In V8Z 3E9 - Nearby to North Saanich.

Often described by those living/struggling with addiction or those personally affected by a loved ones addiction, is the feeling that life has unravelled and become unmanageable and there's nowhere to turn. Well, there is hope! There is help for you to learn to deal with your addiction or the addict in your life. Staying clear of substances often means changing your lifestyle and entering into a state of recovery, but the journey is not easy. Addiction is a treatable illness. With unconditional compassion, caring, and respect, we can collaboratively design a holistic plan to meet your needs to support long term recovery.

Laurie Moniz, MA, RCC
Addiction Counsellor

Laurie Moniz, MA, RCC

Registered Clinical Counselling

In V8Z 3E9 - Nearby to North Saanich.

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)

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.

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

Guido Timmermans, MA (Couns. Psych.) CCC

Canadian Certified Counsellor

In V9B 6R5 - Nearby to North Saanich.

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.


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

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

North Saanich is located in British Columbia, Canada. It has a land area of 37.27 square kilometers.  The population of North Saanich is 11,249 people with 4,626 households . The population ranking for North Saanich is #367 nationally and #55 for the province of British Columbia with a density of 301.80 people per sq km. North Saanich therapists serve postal code: V8L.