Addiction Therapists in Shawnigan Lake, BC.

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


Tamara Bainbridge, BA, MC, RCC
Addiction Counsellor

Tamara Bainbridge, BA, MC, RCC

Registered Clinical Counsellor

In V8T 4N4 - Nearby to Shawnigan Lake.

Addiction and compulsive behaviors can make us feel powerless regardless of whether the problem is with drugs, alcohol, food, gambling, shopping or other problematic behaviors or substances. My approach to managing addiction and addictive compulsive behavior is to create a safe space to explore the problem, assess the impact in your life, provide information and create a plan appropriate to you and your individual needs.

George Bielay, MSc., RCC, MFT
Addiction Counsellor

George Bielay, MSc., RCC, MFT

Registered Clinical Counsellor, Marriage & Family Therapist

In V8S 4R7 - Nearby to Shawnigan Lake.

It takes courage the face the challenges of addiction, be it alcohol, drugs, gambling, sex, shopping etc. Taking the first step towards reclaiming your life is vital in the recovery process. If you have decided, for whatever reason, that you want to stop your addiction and addictive behaviours, there is help available. Image having more energy and a renewed vitality of life. Discover the steps to cope with the addiction, learning how to manage and live life more fully.

Sarah G. Flynn, RCC, MA, MREM
Addiction Counsellor

Sarah G. Flynn, RCC, MA, MREM

Registered Clinical Counsellor

In V8T 2Y6 - Nearby to Shawnigan Lake.

Often underlying addictions is an inability to regulate emotions. A key to working with addictions is to give people the tools, techniques and resources to regulate emotions without the unwanted behavior or substance. Often an addict experiences a sense of shame at not being able to function without the addiction. These shameful feelings lead to a desire to engage in the addiction to escape them. Once the effects of the addictive behavior have worn off, however, the shame returns and the addict feels compelled to use again. Therapy can help break this cycle by giving the addict the ability to express feelings in healthier ways and in a safe and non-judgemental environment.

Cally Farr, MA, RCC
Addiction Counsellor

Cally Farr, MA, RCC

Registered Clinical Counsellor

In V8V 3K8 - Nearby to Shawnigan Lake.

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.

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 Shawnigan Lake.

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.

Mary Munro, MA, MCouns, RCC
Addiction Counsellor

Mary Munro, MA, MCouns, RCC

Registered Clinical Counsellor

In V8V 3J6 - Nearby to Shawnigan Lake.

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.

Sharolyn Sloat, PhD,  CPBC  #1666
Addiction Counsellor

Sharolyn Sloat, PhD, CPBC #1666

Psychologist (Registered with CPBC)

In V9A 5S1 - Nearby to Shawnigan Lake.

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.

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

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

Psychotherapist

In V8M 1J8 - Nearby to Shawnigan Lake.

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.

John Parker, MA  RCC
Addiction Counsellor

John Parker, MA RCC

Registered Clinical Counsellor

In V9L 4L9 - Nearby to Shawnigan Lake.

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”.

Laura Luz, MA, CFM, Reg. Psychotherapist
Addiction Counsellor

Laura Luz, MA, CFM, Reg. Psychotherapist

Registered Psychotherapist, Counsellor and Intuitive Guide

In V8T 2E1 - Nearby to Shawnigan Lake.

Addictions shield us from feeling some deep feelings of shame, abandonment and sadness. Everyone carries some kind of addictions. This is universal. The difference among us shows up in how we manage those addictions. Laura assists client to become more mindful and aware of how their addictions show up, and how conscious one is in their responses

Nadine Weis, B.Ed, MA, RCC
Addiction Counsellor

Nadine Weis, B.Ed, MA, RCC

Registered Clinical Counsellor

In V9C 2J3 - Nearby to Shawnigan Lake.

Living with an addiction can become second nature like breathing. It is not easy to disentangle from a destructive, ingrained habit that reduces your ability to engage in living life to the full. What will life look like without this addiction; what possibilities will open up for you? Together, we will envision what life could be like down to the last detail, and then take concrete, committed steps to move you in that direction. I will meet you where you are at every step of the way.

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

Michelle Gay, M.A., RCC, CCC

Registered Clinical Counsellor, Canadian Certified Counsellor, Teacher (BC and TESL Canada)

In V8V 3K8 - Nearby to Shawnigan Lake.

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.

Twila Lavender, M.Couns, RCC
Addiction Counsellor

Twila Lavender, M.Couns, RCC

Registered Clinical Counsellor

In V8R 1A9 - Nearby to Shawnigan Lake.

We will explore where you are in the process of wanting to change and work together to decide next steps to be successful. We will revisit and modify your therapeutic goals as needed, and ensure you have a network of support for the times you need additional encouragement. There will be steps forwards and backwards but throughout the journey you will feel supported.



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

Shawnigan Lake is located in British Columbia, Canada. Shawnigan Lake therapists serve postal code: V0R.