Addiction Therapists in Port Alberni, BC.

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


Gillian Saxby, MACP, MA, RCC
Addiction Counsellor

Gillian Saxby, MACP, MA, RCC

Registered Clinical Counsellor

In V9N 1S4 - Nearby to Port Alberni.

Addictions can take many forms such as substance use (alcohol and drugs) or behavioural addictions like eating or gambling. The addictive behaviours can be seen on a spectrum that ranges in severity of the issues depending on the person and their unique situation. The client that seeks support for their addictive behaviours is taking a courageous step forward to be ready to learn about their addictive behaviours. The client always sets the pace as to what they would like to achieve in the sessions and what (if anything) they want to do anything to create change in their life.

Philip Starkman, MSW, RSW
Addiction Counselor

Philip Starkman, MSW, RSW

Registered Psychotherapist

Available for Online Therapy

Addictions can appear in many forms including substance addictions, internet addiction, sex addiction, gambling addiction, shopping addiction, pornography, social media, excessive exercise, food, etc. Strong cravings with a loss of control can lead people to become addicted in spite of possible dire consequences. Counselling is one of several possible treatments available for addictions. Individual, group and family therapies have been found to be helpful in order to inform a client regarding the harmful effects the addiction may have on themselves, their friends, family and society. Promoting physical, emotional and spiritual well being is often critical for the rehabilitation process.

Lisa Webster, MA CCC
Addiction Counselor

Lisa Webster, MA CCC

Canadian Certified Counsellor

Available for Online Therapy

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.

Amy Kelly, BHSC, MACP, RCC
Addiction Counsellor

Amy Kelly, BHSC, MACP, RCC

Registered Clinical Counselor

In V9M 3V7 - Nearby to Port Alberni.

The opposite of addiction isn't merely sobriety, its community. I use a biopsychsocial approach to addiction that focuses on a strengths based approach, family therapy, and searching out social opportunities to strengthen these results. My goal is to treat the underlying mental health issue causing the addiction, not focusing on abstainence itself as relapses with that emphasis tend to contribute to the cycle of shame and self medicating.

Gurleen Dhial Sangha, BA, MEd
Addiction Counselor

Gurleen Dhial Sangha, BA, MEd

Available for Online Therapy

Addiction can be complicated and there can be many layers of struggle. My approach is to understand where a person has come from in order to understand what has brought them to counselling today. I am informed by the Response Based Approach, Narrative Therapy, and Systemic Family Therapy. It is important to work together in a way that protects the client's dignity and worth. Goals and treatment are negotiated with clients and are collaborative.

Rod Chant, BSW MSW RCC
Addiction Counsellor

Rod Chant, BSW MSW RCC

Registered Clinical Counsellor

In V9N 8R9 - Nearby to Port Alberni.

Addiction is now seen as being a chronic disease. Its been found that brain circuitry is affected by the disease whereby the drive for reward and gratification leads to a clouding of judgement. Previous memory as to costs of the problem behaviour is overlooked and poor choices are made. Good intervention practice includes addressing the behaviour "cycle" and identifying points of intervention within the cycle. This is commonly known as relapse prevention. With an extensive background and training in relapse prevention and working in private practice for 17 years, I can help develop a workable relapse plan irregardless of the addiction (substance use, gaming, gambling, internet porn etc.)


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

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

Port Alberni is located in British Columbia, Canada. It has a land area of 19.76 square kilometers.  The population of Port Alberni is 17,678 people with 8,119 households . The population ranking for Port Alberni is #242 nationally and #39 for the province of British Columbia with a density of 894.70 people per sq km. Port Alberni therapists serve postal code: V9Y.