Addiction Therapists in West Point Grey, BC.

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


Trevor Hale, MSc., Psy.D., RCC
Addiction Counsellor

Trevor Hale, MSc., Psy.D., RCC

Registered Clinical Counselor

In V7P 3T7 - Nearby to West Point Grey.

There is no magic bullet to treating addictions. Many addictions stem from a trifecta of circumstances: (1) a biological / chemical dependance (eg. alcohol leads to chemical changes how our brain and body's nervous system functions and communicates) , (2) a cognitive dependance (I deserve a drink at the end of the day, it helps me relax), and (3) a behavioural (eg. having a drink at a social event is normal, or helps me loosen up). Often addiction is a (not so) perfect storm of these three issues. The good news is that the Cognitive and Behavioural components are quite easy to begin to address; and, in turn, the biological / chemical component is also adjusted.

Jennifer Jantzen, MSW, RSW, RTC, BCN, RCC
Addiction Counsellor

Jennifer Jantzen, MSW, RSW, RTC, BCN, RCC

Registered Clinical Counselor / Registered Social Worker

In V5G 1V8 - Nearby to West Point Grey.

Addiction can affect every area of your life, from your physical health, mental health, emotional health, social life to your core values. I view addiction problems not through a lens of a lack of willpower, but through a lens of brain dysfunction and see that through brain training with Neurofeedback (NFB), processing with EMDR or Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) there is a great potential for improvement.

Angela Pallan, RCC, MA Counselling Psychology, BA
Addiction Counsellor

Angela Pallan, RCC, MA Counselling Psychology, BA

Registered Clinical Counsellor

In V3W 1N6 - Nearby to West Point Grey.

People abuse alcohol and drugs for various reasons such as relief for pain, reduction of uncomfortable level of activity or feelings, to increase feelings of energy and power, to alter consciousness, or because of enjoying the feeling of intoxication. Whatever the reason, addiction consumes and impacts the person’s day to day functioning, relationships are ruined, and hope is lost. Client-directed therapy can help these clients find motivation to make some positive changes in their lives. The process would include intake, screening, assessment, treatment planning, goal setting, treatment tools, and relapse prevention and management.

Michelle Morand, Online, Phone and In Person Support
Addiction Counsellor

Michelle Morand, Online, Phone and In Person Support

M.A. Counselling; Internet, Phone, and In Person Counseling

In V6Z 1N9 - Nearby to West Point Grey.

Addictions are stressful, frustrating, and anxiety provoking. They lead you to behave in ways that, even as you are doing it, you know are not ultimately going to benefit you. So, if you don't want to be doing it but still do it, what's going on? Well, addictions are a confused, and often harmful, way of coping with a stressful, frustrating, or painful situation. The only problem is, aside from temporarily numbing and soothing you, they don't really solve anything, and they often create problems of their own, making life more stressful and thus increasing your need for the coping strategy all over again. Our program will teach you to simply step free of the struggle completely.

Kristina Sohal, RCC
Addiction Counsellor

Kristina Sohal, RCC

Registered Clinical Counsellor

In V6E 2P4 - Nearby to West Point Grey.

After working with clients that struggled with drugs and alcohol addiction, I learned that these clients need ongoing support after they leave their treatment programs. I help clients explore their stresses, traumas, and their mental and physical vulnerabilities to address the issues behinds their addictive behaviour patterns. The treatment plan includes an incorporation of mindful exercise and CBT techniques to regulate stress responses and reduce the stressors. Other evidence based techniques and literature is included in the plan to assist the client in adjusting to physiological and mental changes with no addiction and replacing it with positive changes.

Anita Bloy, MA, RCC
Addiction Counsellor

Anita Bloy, MA, RCC

Registered Cllinical Counsellor

In V3H 2B4 - Nearby to West Point Grey.

Addictions begin as a way to hide from life. Addictive behaviours initially may help individuals cope with unpleasant and hurtful aspects of life, but they eventually limit that person's full and joyous experiences. Counselling helps individuals to embrace their life. Clients learn to slowly and safely take control of and full responsibility for themselves, including their past mistakes, their current struggles and their future hopes and dreams. They learn to replace their unhealthy addictions with healthy coping strategies which promote growth, self-esteem, and heart-felt connections.

Michael de Jong, R. Psych. #1529
Addiction Counsellor

Michael de Jong, R. Psych. #1529

Registered Psychologist

In V5A 4R4 - Nearby to West Point Grey.

My treatment approach to dealing with addictions is focussed around identifying the person's values, the use of mindfulness based 'tools' and strategies and finding out the causes of the client's dependence on drugs or alcohol. I find that individual counselling combined with external support is sometimes useful, e.g., 12 step programs, but not for everyone.

Alexia Brown, M.Ed, R.C.C
Addiction Counsellor

Alexia Brown, M.Ed, R.C.C

Registered Clinical Counsellor

In V6K 4M1 - Nearby to West Point Grey.

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.

Jennifer Vauthrin,  M.A., R.C.C., EAP Therapist
Addiction Counsellor

Jennifer Vauthrin, M.A., R.C.C., EAP Therapist

M.A., Registered Clinical Counsellor, Employment Assistance Program Therapist

In V4K 5C8 - Nearby to West Point Grey.

How many of you got up one morning and said lets f.... up my life today and hurt everyone around me? I'm not thinking that was you. Do you actually feel like crap and wish that this vicious cycle would stop? Can you stop it? Is this what you want or is it something somebody else wants for you? Some of us just don't know when to say enough is enough. We don't know who we are without our addiction. Where did you go? When did this start? Are you ready? Seriously can you handle the world without your addiction and accept that you are freakin amazing just the way you are and that nobody has the right to judge you for your past. Believe me when I say they have a past as well!!

Demill Keevil, MCP:AT, RCC, CCC, Art Therapist
Addiction Counsellor

Demill Keevil, MCP:AT, RCC, CCC, Art Therapist

Counsellor/Art Therapist

In V7T 1C5 - Nearby to West Point Grey.

I know from personal experience how terrifying it is to overcome an addiction, but I truly believe that everyone is capable of change. If you're feeling unsure about taking this step, we can move slowly and work toward the changes you're thinking about making. We will work together to build an individualized treatment plan, and you won't be forced to do anything you don't want to do. There are many different models of recovery, and I don't believe that there's a one size fits all approach. If you're stuck in an addiction and you feel scared and hopeless, I understand how you feel and I can offer you a safe and confidential space to start moving toward recovery.

Ina Stockhausen, MTC
Addiction Counsellor

Ina Stockhausen, MTC

Master Therapeutic Counsellor

In V5A 4E3 - Nearby to West Point Grey.

Whether you are struggling with an addiction such as alcohol or drug abuse, video gaming addiction, shopping addiction, gambling, ecc, most likely life is an emotional roller coaster for you AND the person who loves you. Addiction recovery is not about willpower but about identifying the underlying causes of your addiction OR your enabling behaviour and finding appropriate coping mechanisms to deal with stress and emotional overwhelm in healthy ways. As a certified Addiction Counsellor I specialize in working with LOVED ONES of addicts as well as the individual struggling with addiction using a blend of somatic and cognitive psychotherapy which has proven to be extremely effective.

Patrick Myers, Ph.D.
Addiction Counsellor

Patrick Myers, Ph.D.

Registered Psychologist 1850

In V6B 5T4 - Nearby to West Point Grey.

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.

Paul Bains, B.Sc., M.A., RCC
Addiction Counsellor

Paul Bains, B.Sc., M.A., RCC

Registered Clinical Counsellor

In V3W 3N5 - Nearby to West Point Grey.

Has an addiction to sex, porn, alcohol, drugs, or any other addiction caused problems in your life? Has an addiction caused problems in your relationship or your family? If so, my counselling approach can bring understanding of the reasons of your addiction and ways you can manage issues more effectively. We will discuss your unique situation and address underlying causes of the addiction and offer solutions to get your life back on track and live a more fulfilled and happy life.



You have Found the Top Therapists for Addiction And Codependency in West Point Grey, BC.

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

West Point Grey is located in British Columbia, Canada. West Point Grey therapists serve postal code: V6R.