Addiction Therapists in Vancouver, BC.

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


Aleksandra Dobric Stanosevic, MA, BSW, RSW
Addiction Counsellor

Aleksandra Dobric Stanosevic, MA, BSW, RSW

Registered Transactional Analysis Practitioner

3735 Cardiff Street, Burnaby, British Columbia V5G 2H1 | +16045665558

A person with addiction usually goes straight from feelings into behaviour. And it is usually such an unbearable feeling that the person resorts to 'self-cure', i.e. substance abuse in order to bury it deep down inside. So after building trust, I carefully inquire about the painful events in the person's life. As alcohol and drug abuse is often sustained by denial, the client learns levels of discounting the problem (How am I lying to myself?). Often, clients will embrace alcohol/drugs because they have given up on people; sometimes, they don't know how to protect themselves from poisonous relationships: "discovering a 4-step approach to assertivity" can be of much help!

Helen Francis, BscN MSW RCSW
Addiction Counsellor

Helen Francis, BscN MSW RCSW

Registered Clinical Social Worker

Suite 205-2902 West Broadway, Vancouver , British Columbia V6K 2G8 | 778-996-6985

I will work with you in finding detox and treatment suited to your needs. I will work with you to address the underlying issues which may have contributed to the addiction, such as unhealed trauma and loss, broken attachments, relationship issues and family disruption. I work with adult children of alcoholics to address the impact of growing up in a family affected by addiction.

Naomi Kolinsky, M.Ed, RCC
Addiction Counsellor

Naomi Kolinsky, M.Ed, RCC

Registered Clinical Counselor

1418-750 West Broadway, Vancouver, British Columbia V5Z 1H1 | 604 568-6765

If you struggle with any form of addictive behavior I can help you regain control over your life. In therapy you will learn to identify your triggers and permission giving thoughts, manage cravings, regulate your nervous system, self-soothe distressing feelings, cope with stress, prevent relapse, and deal with underlying issues such as childhood abuse, trauma, and mental illness.

Martin Pinaud, Psy. D.,   M. A. RCC
Addiction Counsellor

Martin Pinaud, Psy. D., M. A. RCC

Dr. of Psychology BC Association of Registered Clinical Counsellors

150-233 West 1st, North Vancouver , British Columbia V7V 1B3 | 604 812-3634

Real Solutions for Real Challenges Common Sense techniques. Short-Term & Cost Effective Most often addictions are a symptom of pain. hurt , and loss of some form. The addiction serves to reduce this pain and suffering. However, the affect is has on the individual is to make them feel out of control, guilty, lazy, and generally worse about themselves whin in turn drives them to seek more relief. This is often the downward spiral of the addiction cycle. Martin helps his clients reframe thier negative statements about themselves and then exposes the core beliefs that keep triggering their destructive and untrue beliefs about their whole character.

Jennifer Scott, RCC, RSW, BC-DMT
Addiction Counsellor

Jennifer Scott, RCC, RSW, BC-DMT

Registered Clinical Counsellor, Registered Social Worker

205-1118 Homer St. (206C-1571 Bellevue, WV), Yaletown, British Columbia V6B 6L5 | 604-763-5340

There is an interesting connection between trauma and addictions. When events or situations are perceived as life threatening or overwhelming (even though this might not be a conscious realization), the response to such overwhelming pain is logically to self-medicate. Treating addictions requires gently addressing how clients manage emotional, physical, and mental pain and sensitively building resources to find better coping strategies while healing old wounds.

Devorah Peterson, M.Ed., RCC
Addiction Counsellor

Devorah Peterson, M.Ed., RCC

Registered Clinical Counsellor

Vancouver, British Columbia V6J 1Y9 | 604-807-3900

My approach to addiction is multi-faceted and individually focused. Exploring personal history and trauma and grieving losses are often elements, as is reconnecting with the body and its wisdom. In many cases, developing one's spirituality is central to healing. I provide a safe environment for exploring and listening to the range of feelings that have been avoided through the addiction so that reconnection with self is restored and one's deepest longings can be satisfied.

Valiant Recovery, CCCCA
Addiction Counsellor

Valiant Recovery, CCCCA

Residential Addiction Program

Vancouver, Vancouver, British Columbia V6C 3T3 | 604-998-4688

Addiction is a complex disease that affects the functioning of the brain and body. It causes serious damage to families, relationships, communities and workplaces. Common symptoms of addiction include loss of control, preoccupation with using, continued use despite consequences, failed attempts to quit, high tolerance and withdrawal. At Valiant Recovery, our specialty is addiction treatment, and we offer services such as professional intervention, detoxification, 30, 60 or 90-day residential rehabilitation, and a sober living program for our alumni. Addiction can be effectively prevented, treated and managed with the help of our expert addiction specialists.

Ian Bond, MA, BA, RCC
Addiction Counsellor

Ian Bond, MA, BA, RCC

Registered Clinical Counsellor (#2648)

Suite 205 - 2628 Granville Street, Vancouver, British Columbia V6H 4B4 | 604-809-1018

Ian offers effective professional therapy for addictions. He helps clients get to the core of the problem and reach their goals. This can involve many aspects such as working through traumatic experiences, learning to cope with stress more effectively, gaining education pieces about how to have a better relationship etc. Each client is unique. Please contact Ian if you would like a 30 minute consultation to briefly discuss your situation and how therapy can help.

Bronwyn Sullivan, MOC, RCC
Addiction Counsellor

Bronwyn Sullivan, MOC, RCC

Registered Clinical Counsellor

3195 Granvilles Street, Vancouver, British Columbia V6H 3K2 | 604-762-2152

Do you wake up in the morning with a feeling of regret and remorse over how many glasses of wine you had, again? Are you struggling with a habit that you thought was temporary and now you find you can't walk away from. The realization that you may be struggling with an addiction may gradually unfold or a loved one may bring it to your attention. Often addiction arises from a need to 'take oneself away' from the rough spots on life or it may be a habit out of control. Whatever the background, together we will look at what has contributed to your desire for you habit, what is reinforcing it and get you back in the drivers seat of your life.

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.

Joseph Eliezer, RP, MPCC-S, RCS
Addiction Counsellor

Joseph Eliezer, RP, MPCC-S, RCS

Registered Psychotherapist

#28 -1089 West Broadway, Vancouver, British Columbia V6H 1E5 | (604) 739-3010

You’ve tried to stop, but you can’t. You know you need to. You hide or pretend it doesn’t exist. Maybe, it’s too late to hide. You’re suffering. You know there’s another way, but you don’t know how to get there. Maybe, I can help. As an Addictions Therapist with over 12 years experience, I have supported people to overcome: alcohol, drug, food, gambling, internet, money, perfectionism, shopping, sex, status and other addictions. Together, we will learn about your destructive impulses and behaviours and transform them into understanding, healthy living, authentic expression, and positivity. Confidentiality is assured.

Alexia Brown, M.Ed, R.C.C
Addiction Counsellor

Alexia Brown, M.Ed, R.C.C

Registered Clinical Counsellor

West 16th Ave and MacDonald, Vancouver, British Columbia V6K 4M1 | 604-9169606

If we all arrived on earth with an owners manual, it would be far easier to discover the most adaptable ways to cope with the onslaught of challenges we face as we grow and develop. But, we stumble along, often grabbing at crutches that soothe us for a while, but end up bringing us to our knees. My role in addiction recovery is helping you find positive soothing habits, helping you learn how regulate your emotions so that soothing is needed less on the whole, and helping you stay connected to your needs so that you remain in the drivers seat.

Ernest Chen, MCP, RCC, CCC
Addiction Counsellor

Ernest Chen, MCP, RCC, CCC

Registered Clinical Counsellor - Canadian Certified Counsellor

201 - 2786 West 16th Ave, Vancouver, British Columbia V6K 4M1 | 6047191950

Starting an addiction is easy, one just have to start liking something. Quitting is hard. We all have addictions to something and the only reason it's "bad" is that the behaviour/substance leads to powerful cravings, a sense of loss of control, and leads to negative consequences that we ignore or couldn't deter us even though we see it. The focus is on how to start the recovery process, prevent relapse, and learn a new lifestyle that will lead to future success in managing the addictions. For many, this is a lifelong journey but with the right tools, it doesn't have to be a lifelong struggle. What we know is that we connect to addictions because we lack connection to life.



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

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

Vancouver is located in British Columbia, Canada. It has a land area of 114.97 square kilometers.  The population of Vancouver is 631,486 people with 283,916 households . The population ranking for Vancouver is #8 nationally and #1 for the province of British Columbia with a density of 5492.60 people per sq km. Vancouver therapists serve postal code: V5Y.