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.

Addiction Counsellor

Mary Munro, MA, MCouns, RCC

Registered Clinical Counsellor

1080 Meares, Victoria, British Columbia

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.

Addiction Counsellor

Hannah Caradonna, MSW, RCSW, RCC

Registered Clinical Social Worker, Registered Clinical Counsellor

#318-1175 Cook St., Victoria, British Columbia

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.

Addiction Counsellor

Cally Farr, MA, RCC

Registered Clinical Counsellor

7 - 1140 Fort Street, Victoria, British Columbia

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.

Addiction Counsellor

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


6599 Wallace Drive, Brentwood Bay, British Columbia

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.

Addiction Counsellor

Michelle Iulianella, BEd, MBA, MA, RCC, CCC

Registered Clinical Counsellor

215 - 2186 Oak Bay Avenue, Victoria, British Columbia

Whether the addictive behaviour has to do with alcohol, drugs, gambling, video games or sex, I believe it is always a symptom of something much greater that lies just below the surface of human experience. Based on empirically based theory and practice, my approach to is to work with clients to begin to explore and understand the roots of the addiction using a cognitive/behavioural, narrative and emotionally-focused lens. Profound shifts occur in how clients feel about and understand themselves and their past and present experiences. They feel empowered, enlivened and inspired to begin to take back control of their lives in sustainable, long-lasting ways.

Addiction Counsellor

Misha Gitberg, MA, RCC

Registered Clinical Counselor

2571-B Penrhyn st, Victoria, British Columbia

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.

Addiction Counsellor

Janice Graham, Ph.D., RCC

Psychotherapist and Registered Clinical Counsellor

547 Michigan Street, suite #203, Victoria, British Columbia

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.

Addiction Counsellor

Sharolyn Sloat, PhD, CPBC #1666

Psychologist (Registered with CPBC)

453 Head Street, West Bay Marina, Victoria, British Columbia

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.

Addiction Counsellor

Twila Lavender, M.Couns, RCC

Registered Clinical Counsellor

367 Stannard Ave, Victoria, British Columbia

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.

Addiction Counsellor

Laurie Moniz, MA, RCC

Registered Clinical Counselling

Suite 204-4480 West Saanich Road, Victoria , British Columbia

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)

Addiction Counsellor

Derek Martin, PhD

Canadian Certified Counsellor

1517 Amelia Street, Victoria, British Columbia

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

Addiction Counsellor

George Bielay, MSc., RCC, MFT

Registered Clinical Counsellor, Marriage & Family Therapist

1235 Roslyn Road, Victoria, British Columbia

It takes courage the face the challenges of addiction, be it alcohol, drugs, gambling, sex, shopping etc. Taking the first step towards reclaiming your life is vital in the recovery process. If you have decided, for whatever reason, that you want to stop your addiction and addictive behaviours, there is help available. Image having more energy and a renewed vitality of life. Discover the steps to cope with the addiction, learning how to manage and live life more fully.

Addiction Counsellor

Jennifer Cole, M.A., C.C.C.

Counselling, Coaching and Consulting

103 - 920 Hillside Ave, Victoria , British Columbia

One is too many and a thousand is not enough... Addiction is our culture/society's way of dealing with the 'true desires of our hearts'. Stop beating yourself up, I am willing to bet that what started your addiction is not your fault. What matters now is us looking for the ways we can help you come into 'the fullness of life' that you are looking for!

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

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.