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.


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.

Naomi Kolinsky, M.Ed, RCC
Addiction Counsellor

Naomi Kolinsky, M.Ed, RCC

Registered Clinical Counselor

1418-750 West Broadway, Vancouver, British Columbia V5Z 1H1 | 604 258-6393

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.

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.

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.

Aleksandra Dobric Stanosevic, MA, BSW, RSW
Addiction Counsellor

Aleksandra Dobric Stanosevic, MA, BSW, RSW

Registered Transactional Analysis Practitioner

7243 10th Avenue, Burnaby, British Columbia V3N 2R7 | 16045055345

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.

Sarah Levine, JD, M.Ed., RCC
Addiction Counsellor

Sarah Levine, JD, M.Ed., RCC

Registered Clinical Counsellor

Kitsilano, Vancouver, British Columbia V6K 2H1 | 604 620 2030

Working on addiction is brave and difficult and can require a number of different kinds of psychological and emotional support. It is almost always the case that addiction is accompanied by other painful parts of your life. When you seek counselling to take steps to work with your addiction, you can transform your relationship with yourself, not just change your consumption related to addiction. Please note: I do not provide detox or medical services, but do provide supportive counselling if you do seek addiction-specific medical treatment, as well as if you seek only counselling.

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.

Tracy Kuiper, M.Sc., M.C., C.C.C.
Addiction Counselor

Tracy Kuiper, M.Sc., M.C., C.C.C.

Canadian Certified Counsellor

Available for Online Therapy

My approach to addictions counselling is to explore what is 'feeding' the addiction- in other words, to explore and discover what is missing in your life that you have replaced with drinking, taking substances, or whatever your addiction may be. It is my hope that you will come to identify and understand your triggers and learn better ways of coping with your issues.

Shift Intuit, RSW, MSW
Addiction Counselor

Shift Intuit, RSW, MSW

Registered Clinical Counselors

Available for Online Therapy

Addiction, whether it is to drugs, alcohol, gambling, sex, shopping, eating, etc., is a result of pain. Pain from current stresses in life, from past traumas, or from grim futures. We understand it has been a tool to feel better, in control, a sense of peace, and more. When working with the addiction we look to unravel and work through the pain so that you can live with less stress, more healing, and more peace.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Jennifer Scott, RCC, RSW
Addiction Counsellor

Jennifer Scott, RCC, RSW

Registered Clinical Counsellor, Registered Social Worker

206/217 - 1118 Homer St., Vancouver (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.

Gurleen Dhial Sangha, MEd, RCC
Addiction Counselor

Gurleen Dhial Sangha, MEd, RCC

Registered Clinical Counsellor

Available for Online Therapy

Addiction can be complicated and there can be many layers of struggle. My approach is to understand where a person has come from in order to understand what has brought them to counselling today. I am informed by the Response Based Approach, Narrative Therapy, and Systemic Family Therapy. It is important to work together in a way that protects the client's dignity and worth. Goals and treatment are negotiated with clients and are collaborative.

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.

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.