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.


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.

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.

Kevin Fleming Ph.D.
Addiction Counselor

Kevin Fleming Ph.D.

Coach/Change Agent/Consultant

At Home or Private Discreet Intensives

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.

Derek Martin, PhD
Addiction Counsellor

Derek Martin, PhD

Canadian Certified Counsellor

1517 Amelia Street, Victoria, British Columbia V8W 2J9 | 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

Hannah Caradonna, MSW, RCSW, RCC
Addiction Counsellor

Hannah Caradonna, MSW, RCSW, RCC

Registered Clinical Social Worker, Registered Clinical Counsellor

#318-1175 Cook St., Victoria, British Columbia V8V 4A1 | 250-588-9500

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.

George Bielay, MSc., RCC, MFT
Addiction Counsellor

George Bielay, MSc., RCC, MFT

Registered Clinical Counsellor, Marriage & Family Therapist

1235 Roslyn Road, Victoria, British Columbia V8S 4R7 | 250-888-0979

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.

Misha Gitberg, MA, RCC
Addiction Counsellor

Misha Gitberg, MA, RCC

Registered Clinical Counselor

2571-B Penrhyn st, Victoria, British Columbia V8N 1G2 | 778-678-0137

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.

Laurie Moniz, MA, RCC
Addiction Counsellor

Laurie Moniz, MA, RCC

Registered Clinical Counselling

Suite 204-4480 West Saanich Road, Victoria , British Columbia V8Z 3E9 | (250) 881 1806

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)

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.

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.

Kathryn Dodds, RPC in Psychotherapy
Addiction Counsellor

Kathryn Dodds, RPC in Psychotherapy

Psychotherapist and Life Coach

James Bay, Victoria, British Columbia V8V 1P7 | (250) 870-2732

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."

Sarah G. Flynn, RCC, MA, MREM
Addiction Counsellor

Sarah G. Flynn, RCC, MA, MREM

Registered Clinical Counsellor

#7 - 1921 Fernwood Rd, Victoria , British Columbia V8T 2Y6 | 888-316-0819

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.

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.

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.

Tamara Bainbridge, BA, MC, RCC
Addiction Counsellor

Tamara Bainbridge, BA, MC, RCC

Registered Clinical Counsellor

550-2950 Douglas Street, Victoria, British Columbia V8T 4N4 | 2505161458

Addiction and compulsive behaviors can make us feel powerless regardless of whether the problem is with drugs, alcohol, food, gambling, shopping or other problematic behaviors or substances. My approach to managing addiction and addictive compulsive behavior is to create a safe space to explore the problem, assess the impact in your life, provide information and create a plan appropriate to you and your individual needs.

Cory Klath, BSW, MA, RSW, RCC
Addiction Counsellor

Cory Klath, BSW, MA, RSW, RCC

Registered Clinical Counsellor & Registered Social Worker

550 - 2950 Douglas Street , Victoria, British Columbia V8T4N4 | 778 300 8485

No one intentionally becomes addicted. It starts innocently enough, when we turning to something outside ourselves to have fun and feel better. And for a while, it works. Until it doesn’t. Whether it's drugs, alcohol, gambling, shopping, sex, pornography, internet use or something else – without realizing it, we can lose control. And when we do, we start to lose who we are - in our mind, body, spirit, relationships and career. In my work, I help people to understand their addiction, to begin to regain control and to start to heal the pain underlying it all. It begins with acknowledging that we need help. If you are ready, give me a call. Maybe together, we can find a way through.

Laura Luz, MA, CFM, Reg. Psychotherapist
Addiction Counsellor

Laura Luz, MA, CFM, Reg. Psychotherapist

Registered Psychotherapist, Counsellor and Intuitive Guide

612 David Street ( in The Round Room), Victoria, British Columbia V8T 2E1 | 1-289-685-4420

Addictions shield us from feeling some deep feelings of shame, abandonment and sadness. Everyone carries some kind of addictions. This is universal. The difference among us shows up in how we manage those addictions. Laura assists client to become more mindful and aware of how their addictions show up, and how conscious one is in their responses

Ginger Henderson, R.T.C
Addiction Counsellor

Ginger Henderson, R.T.C

Registered Therapeutic Counsellor

101-4475 Viewmont Ave, Victoria, British Columbia V8Z 5K8 | 250-818-9951

I work with a variety of clients who suffer from a range of addiction issues. I believe it is important for society as a whole to understand and accept that addictions can effect indivuduals from any background, economic status, race or religion. Having my clients feel that I am free of any judgments is imperative to our working relationship, and their emotional safety while dealing with the addiction issues they are facing.

Mary Munro, MA, MCouns, RCC
Addiction Counsellor

Mary Munro, MA, MCouns, RCC

Registered Clinical Counsellor

1080 Meares, 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.


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.