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.


Sookyung Ahn, RCC, RTC
Addiction Counsellor

Sookyung Ahn, RCC, RTC

Registered Clinical Counsellor

470 Granville Street, Vancouver, British Columbia V6C 1V4 | 604-352-7024

Behavioral addiction is more than just a bad habit; it’s a compulsive behavior, driven by uncontrollable impulses. Behavioral addiction refers to several mental health conditions in which a person engages in a particular behavior repeatedly without considering any negative consequences. Individual therapy focuses on the underlying psychological triggers for the behavior, and the person learns to identify and deal with stresses or daily irritations that could cause a relapse. Behavioral therapy teaches the specific techniques to use when he or she feels a compulsion, as well as teaching the client how to organize his or her life to avoid temptation.

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.

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!

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 #1992

, V8B 0J8, Vancouver, V6K 2J8 |

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.

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.

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.

Kevin Fleming Ph.D.
Addiction Counsellor

Kevin Fleming Ph.D.

Coach/Change Agent/Consultant

Vancouver, British Columbia V6C 1H2 | 1-877-606-6161

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.

Christie Dakin, BCS, RTC, MTC
Addiction Counsellor

Christie Dakin, BCS, RTC, MTC

Master Therapeutic Counsellor

#2 - 42 West 13th Ave, Vancouver, British Columbia V5Y 1V6 | 604 720 7093

I worked for many years for a retreat centre and I have seen and worked with many addicts. I think that it is essential that someone suffering from an addiction is wanting help and change for themselves. I help the person with an addiction look at what negative core beliefs created the addiction in the first place.There are many types of addictions and although some take the form of alcohol or drugs, the most insidious are the emotional addictions. Understanding the "pay off" for the addiction is an important component for wanting change. It can also be helpful to work with then family members of an addict to help them understand what they can do to help their family member.

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.

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.

Orchard Recovery Center
Addiction Counsellor

Orchard Recovery Center

811 Grafton Road, Bowen Island, British Columbia V0N 1G2 | 604-947-0420

The Orchard is committed to eradicating the stigma of addiction and fostering a new, sustainable culture of recovery. We build strong communities of recovery that, in turn make meaningful contributions to society as a whole. We are leaders in the growing recovery advocacy movement in Canada and we celebrate recovery! We are an internationally accredited private drug and alcohol treatment center.

Erica Collyer Beauchamp, MEd RCC
Addiction Counsellor

Erica Collyer Beauchamp, MEd RCC

Registered Clinical Counsellor

970 Burrard Street, Vancouver, British Columbia V6Z 2R4 | 604-218-1393

I've worked in Addiction for many years at treatment centres and in corrections. I'm well versed in the 12-steps approach and will apply this approach only when a client is interested and open to this. The 12-steps approach is not for everyone and so I also provide alternative ways to overcome or reduce one's addiction. Treatment of addiction starts with identifying one's triggers and then goes into alternative coping strategies that are proven to be effective. Time is also spent on examining the source of one's addiction so that change can happen more deeply. I view addiction as a symptom of a larger problem and believe if we mend the larger problem, the addiction will decrease.

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.

Marjolaine Limbos, Ph.D, R.Psych.
Addiction Counsellor

Marjolaine Limbos, Ph.D, R.Psych.

Registered Psychologist

601 West Broadway Ave , Vancouver, British Columbia V5Z 4C2 | 1-(604) 346-6505

very child is unique and getting a true understanding of the individual child’s strengths and challenges is a complex process. A child who appears to be having trouble with behavior or learning could have challenges in any number of areas including cognition, learning, attention, executive function, or emotion regulation, to name a few. Dr. Limbos has a broad range of experience in clinical and school psychology and will conduct a thorough and comprehensive assessment, and formulate a treatment plan for children who present with issues including the following: Learning Disabilities Giftedness Developmental/Intellectual Disabilities Autism Spectrum Disorders Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder Behavioral Difficulties Depression...(view profile to read more)

Jennifer Scott, RCC, RSW
Addiction Counsellor

Jennifer Scott, RCC, RSW

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.

Alain Langlais, MH, RTC, CHHt
Addiction Counselor

Alain Langlais, MH, RTC, CHHt

Counsellor

Available for Online Therapy

“It was a long and heavy day and I just need to break the edge.” “I communicate better after few drinks” “I can’t fall asleep if I don’t have my…” When a substance becomes a “priority”, or becomes overused, it begins to creep into and destroy an individual’s health, family, relationship and even work. The question becomes "Do I have control over it or does it have control over me?". Often substances are used as coping mechanism without realizing that it often creates even more anxiety and depression, leaving a person feeling more stress and low down the road. Feeling anxious without a "quick fix" or a “temporary Band-Aid” is a strong indicator that a person is or has lost control with the desired substance. In counselling, we work to support...(view profile to read more)

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

Joseph Eliezer, RP, RPC MPCC-S,

Registered Psychotherapist, Master Practitioner of Clinical Counseling, Supervisor

#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.

Camillia Manchur, MCP-AT, CCC
Addiction Counsellor

Camillia Manchur, MCP-AT, CCC

Art Therapist and Canadian Certified Counsellor

2524 Cypress Street, Vancouver, British Columbia V6K 2E6 | 604-355-2632

Addiction is a difficult dis-ease to work with. Whatever addiction you are working with, be it cigarettes or cocaine, I can help you work to understand why the addiction exists and thus how we can work together to heal the wounds that led to the addiction. Through dream work and art, as well as practical therapeutic tools we will work together to help you stabilize, we will find the right programs for you (if necessary), and we will explore the wound that the addiction is seeking to cover up. I will provide a safe and encouraging environment for you to explore your addiction and start on your path to recovery (or to continue on your path of recovery.

Patrick Myers, Ph.D.
Addiction Counsellor

Patrick Myers, Ph.D.

Registered Psychologist 1850

1061 Hamilton Street, Vancouver, British Columbia V6B 5T4 | 604-468-7300

Stuck in a rut? Trying to get out, but don't know how? Don't like AA? Let me help you unshackle yourself from that annoying addiction. Personalized help, skill building, and non-judgemental support in overcoming an addiction. Call 604-657-9534 now if you are ready to take a step into the first day of the rest of your life.

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.


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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.