Addiction Therapists in Victoria, BC.

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


Fiona Patterson, M.A, RCC
Addiction Counsellor

Fiona Patterson, M.A, RCC

Registered Clinical Counsellor

Hampshire, Victoria, British Columbia V8S 4T5 | 250-212-3986

Connection is the antidote to addiction. We become consumed by one thing or another when we lack connection to meaning and purpose in life and with others. Whether it's drugs and alcohol, sex, gambling, relationships, food or cigarettes, I can help you uncover the roots of your addiction and offer you tools to cope more effectively and get back to the life you want.

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)

1124 Fort Street, Victoria, British Columbia V8V 3K8 | 250-412-5921

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.

Mary Munro, MA, MCouns, RCC
Addiction Counsellor

Mary Munro, MA, MCouns, RCC

Registered Clinical Counsellor

Victoria, British Columbia V8V 3J6 | 250-589-4172

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.

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.

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)

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.

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

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

Psychotherapist

6599 Wallace Drive, Brentwood Bay, British Columbia V8M 1J8 | 250-920-6342

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.

Janice Graham, Ph.D., RCC
Addiction Counsellor

Janice Graham, Ph.D., RCC

Psychotherapist and Registered Clinical Counsellor

547 Michigan Street, suite #203, Victoria, British Columbia V8V 1E2 | 250-588-4534

There are many kinds of addictions including substance, sexual, internet, porn, shopping, shoplifting, some phobias and gambling. Specialized addictions counseling and medical intervention are advised where appropriate. Janice Graham will support you by helping you understand why you turn to addictive behaviours. You will identify the needs you are trying to meet and plan ways to resolve these needs and meet them in ways that do not destroy yourself and your relationships or involve you with the law. The place of 12 step programs and other support groups will be reviewed. My treatment approach is compassionate and accepting.

Derek Martin, PhD
Addiction Counsellor

Derek Martin, PhD

Canadian Certified Counsellor

284 Helmcken Road, #301, Victoria, British Columbia V9B 1T2 | 250-882-0322

We are all addicts in some form or another. Yet whether it is to coffee, heroin, the internet, or food, addiction is always reaching for the wrong thing. The beloved object is only an attempt to fill a void that is calling for something else, and that's why it never quite satisfies us. Withdrawing the energy from the object is never easy, for it means suffering a lack of control. 12 step programs help because they provide not only structure, but human relationships. Psychotherapy is even more helpful for it not only provides those same things, but also helps one find what the addiction is a stand in for. This answer is always individual, and always both deeply personal and healing

Laurie Moniz, MA, RCC
Addiction Counsellor

Laurie Moniz, MA, RCC

Registered Clinical Counselling

Hydrate IV Wellness Clinic 1103 Fort Street, Victoria , British Columbia V8V 3K9 | 250.590.1482

For some of us, looking back on our childhoods can be very difficult and painful. We know from research that many forms of addiction stem from challenging childhood experiences. Laurie works form the viewpoint that when we have experienced a difficult childhood, in order to survive we naturally create patterns of self protection, these self protection patterns often show up later in life as addictive behaviors such gambling, food, exercise, alcohol, drugs. Laurie will help you recognize how your early childhood events are continuing to impact and affect you today in your life. The benefits of working with Laurie include helping you to untangle from your past and move forward with your life. Laurie will work with you to uncover your inner strength,...(view profile to read more)

Ben Bjorgaard, MA, RCC, CCC
Addiction Counsellor

Ben Bjorgaard, MA, RCC, CCC

Registered Clinical Counsellor, Canadian Certified Counsellor

1744 Richmond Ave., Victoria, British Columbia V8R 4P8 | #########

Substance and behavioral addictions are widely misunderstood, and as a result, those that experience addictions can be unjustly pathologized and even criminalized. The term “addiction” stands for diverse, multi-faceted, socio-cultural, biological, and psychological phenomena. The idea that addiction is a brain disease is an ideological narrative, not a fact. I offer non-judgmental and non-coercive counselling to support an individual’s growth and future pursuits. I hold a deep empathy for your life experience, choices, and lack of choices. I will coach you to tap into your inner resources, resilience, and “brilliant sanity.” I am an advocate for decriminalization and harm reduction policies.

Alan Caplan, MA, RCC
Addiction Counsellor

Alan Caplan, MA, RCC

RCC

2187 Oak Bay Ave, Suite 214, Victoria, British Columbia V8R 1G9 | 250-753-3706

The common cause of most addiction is shame- based thinking and behaviour. Once we can identify and understand the source of our cravings or compulsions, then we can work to change this into more positive choices. In this work I challlenge clients to examine their own thinking and needs that underlie their addictive process. Then they can seek to fulfill these needs in more productive ways.

Cally Farr, MA, RCC
Addiction Counsellor

Cally Farr, MA, RCC

Registered Clinical Counsellor

7 - 1140 Fort Street, Victoria, British Columbia V8V 3K8 | 250-388-6684

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.

Sharolyn Sloat, PhD,  CPBC  #1666
Addiction Counsellor

Sharolyn Sloat, PhD, CPBC #1666

Psychologist (Registered with CPBC)

453 Head Street, West Bay Marina, Victoria, British Columbia V9A 5S1 | 250.884.9041

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.


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

Victoria is located in British Columbia, Canada. It has a land area of 19.47 square kilometers.  The population of Victoria is 85,792 people with 45,762 households . The population ranking for Victoria is #66 nationally and #14 for the province of British Columbia with a density of 4405.80 people per sq km. Victoria therapists serve postal code: V8W.