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

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

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!

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

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

Michelle Gay, M.A., RCC, CCC

Registered Clinical Counsellor, Canadian Certified Counsellor, Teacher (BC and TESL Canada)

1124 Fort Street, Victoria, British Columbia

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.

Addiction Counsellor

Shelley Dewar, M.A., R.C.C.

Registered Clinical Counsellor

#224 - 645 Fort Street, Victoria, British Columbia

Many people struggle with addictions and addictive behaviours that show up in many forms such as substance use, gaming, self-injury, etc... My approach in this area is to first assess where you are in your stage of change and then help you continue to develop new self-regulating skills while simultaneously addressing underlying issues that led you to addictive behaviours in the first place. This work can be challenging but the end result of developing your sense of inner calm and reconnecting with your vitality makes it well worth your effort.

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

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

Sarah G. Flynn, RCC, MA, MREM

Registered Clinical Counsellor

#7 - 1921 Fernwood Rd, Victoria , British Columbia

Often underlying addictions is an inability to regulate emotions. A key to working with addictions is to give people the tools, techniques and resources to regulate emotions without the unwanted behavior or substance. Often an addict experiences a sense of shame at not being able to function without the addiction. These shameful feelings lead to a desire to engage in the addiction to escape them. Once the effects of the addictive behavior have worn off, however, the shame returns and the addict feels compelled to use again. Therapy can help break this cycle by giving the addict the ability to express feelings in healthier ways and in a safe and non-judgemental environment.

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

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 Counselor

Kathryn Dodds, RPC in Psychotherapy

Registered Professional Counsellor and Life Coach

Available for Online Therapy

Clients with lifelong addictions have found freedom and hope again. "The first time I saw Kathryn I was a mess! ...I was depressed, confused, hurt, angry and desolate and almost to the point of ending it all. Life just didn't seem worth living... Kathryn was so understanding and kind and helped me to change my negative thoughts into positive ones ...She also taught me that no one can make me feel anything happy, sad, lonely, miserable - these are my own thoughts and they come from my own guilt or shame,people just trigger them... I now want to live and I understand how important it really is to live an honest clean life and to care for and love myself like I never knew how to before."

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.

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.