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.


Addiction Counsellor

Gillian Saxby, MACP, MA, RCC

Registered Clinical Counsellor

Within driving distance of 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.

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.

Addiction Counselor

Kathryn Dodds, RPC in Psychotherapy

Registered Professional Counsellor and Life Coach

Available for Online Therapy

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."

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.

Addiction Counsellor

Rod Chant, BSW MSW RCC

Registered Clinical Counsellor

Within driving distance of 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.)

Addiction Counsellor

Jennifer Mansell, MSW, RSW

Registered Social Worker

Within driving distance of Port Alberni

Jennifer spent 5 years specializing as an Addictions Counsellor with the Government of Alberta. With both personal and professional experience in this area, Jennifer has helped many clients begin to evaluate the harmful effects of addictive behaviours, and begin to move toward their desired lifestyle. Depression, anger, trauma and an overall dissatisfaction with life can lead to compulsive and addictive behaviours with drugs, alcohol, gambling, food, exercise, sex and gaming. Whether you are unsure about making changes or ready to quit immediately, Jennifer will work with you and your specific goals.

Addiction Counsellor

Amy Kelly, BHSC, MACP, RCC

Registered Clinical Counselor

Within driving distance of 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.


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.