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.


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.

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

Guido Timmermans, MA (Couns. Psych.) CCC

Canadian Certified Counsellor

In V9B 6R5 - Nearby to Shawnigan Lake.

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.

Misha Gitberg, MA, RCC
Addiction Counsellor

Misha Gitberg, MA, RCC

Registered Clinical Counselor

In V8N 1G2 - Nearby to Shawnigan Lake.

I am skilled at helping people overcome various addictive behaviors-from using drugs and alcohol, gambling, sexual and internet addictions, shopping and food addictions to name a few. I am approaching addictions from a holistic perspective, helping you increase your awareness of the addictive pattern, develop practical skills to work with it, help you establish new positive experiences dealing with your inner world as well as negotiating social environment. I will guide you towards healing that wants to happen in you-the hidden gift of addiction.

Patti Langlais, M.A, MPCC, CCHt
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.

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.

Tricia Toth, BSW, MSW, RSW, RCC
Addiction Counsellor

Tricia Toth, BSW, MSW, RSW, RCC

Professional Masters Level Registed Social Worker and Registered Clinical Counselor

In V9G 1A1 - Nearby to Shawnigan Lake.

Addiction is the symptom of others issues. People abuse substances for a variety of reasons such as: to supress pain, to feel more confident, and to deal with an unresolved trauma. Addiction often spirals out of control, results in feelings of guilt and despair; as well as alienates the user from her or his family and friends. However, addiction can be overcome. Relationships can be repaired. I offer professional support to both the person facing addiction and their family to learn strategies to deal with the underlying issues, set boundaries, and develop skills to address your own or your loved ones substance abuse.

Russell Stagg, MC, RCC
Addiction Counsellor

Russell Stagg, MC, RCC

Registered Clinical Counsellor

In V9G 1A8 - Nearby to Shawnigan Lake.

If you come to me because YOU want to end your substance use or behaviour, I can help you. If you are still struggling with whether or not you want to quit, I can help you with that as well! I may suggest a rehab if that is what seems best. If you are already sober and are trying to remain that way, I will offer you the numerous tools of relapse prevention, including self-care, having a sponsor, and practising mindfulness.

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.

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.

Hannah Caradonna, MSW, RCSW, RCC
Addiction Counsellor

Hannah Caradonna, MSW, RCSW, RCC

Registered Clinical Social Worker, Registered Clinical Counsellor

In V8V 4A1 - Nearby to Shawnigan Lake.

If you are struggling with an addiction or have starting to collect some clean or sober time, you may notice that you have a lot of feelings that hit you. In the past, you may have covered these feelings up with your drug or addictive behavior but now that you are clean, the feelings are sitting in you begging to be dealt with. I can help you face these feelings and thoughts head on. In doing so, you will learn to deal with your feelings without turning to your addictive behavior. The benefit here is the ability to feel the entire range of feelings from deep sadness and anger to genuine happiness.

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.

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.

Lauren Deane, MSW, RSW
Addiction Counsellor

Lauren Deane, MSW, RSW

Clinical Social Worker

In V8T 1Z8 - Nearby to Shawnigan Lake.

I believe that overcoming addiction is one of the greatest personal challenges that there is. Often when I first meet with clients they express feelings of hopelessness and despair making it difficult for them to reach out. I provide a non-judgmental, confidential space to explore this. In working together we can identify triggers for addictive behaviours and how to manage this. My goal is to help clients understand their addictive process and provide them with the support and tools that they need to stay in recovery.



You have Found the Top Therapists for Addiction And Codependency in Shawnigan Lake, BC.

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.