Addiction Therapists in West Vancouver, BC.

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


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

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

Counsellor/Art Therapist

#311 - 545 Clyde Avenue, West Vancouver, British Columbia V7T 1C5 | 778-846-6504

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.

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

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

Registered Clinical Counselor

suite 125, 890 Harbourside Dr, , North Vancouver, British Columbia V7P 3T7 | 778 223 2749

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.

Heather Bach, MA, CCC
Addiction Counsellor

Heather Bach, MA, CCC

Certified Canadian Counsellor

303 145 West 15th Street,, North Vancouver, British Columbia V7N 1P1 | 604 904-0898

Addictions are ultimately a strategy for coping with distress. Bach counselling assists the client in identifying key issues underlying addiction along with using CBT, Mindfulness and DBT. Understanding how the addiction supports the client, developing alternate tools for coping and an increased tolerance for discomfort are key elements of overcoming addiction.

Patti Langlais, M.A, MPCC, CCHt
Addiction Counselor

Patti Langlais, M.A, MPCC, CCHt

Registered Counsellor, Master Practitioner Clinical Counsellor

Available for Online Therapy

Often in life, stress, responsibility and unhappiness can lead to managing/medicating with a variety of substances; marijuana, alcohol, gambling, sex, internet, drugs, ect. This can lead to an unbalance in the usage of these substances, create a significant strain and negative affect on relationships, family, work and one self. We will work to uncover the motivating force that has driven to substance abuse and help to regain control. Through this work we will strive to regain a healthy and balanced life, free of addiction or dependency.

Brandys Evans, RCC
Addiction Counsellor

Brandys Evans, RCC

Registered Clinical Counsellor

210-1940 Lonsdale Avenue, North Vancouver, British Columbia V7M 2K1 | 7788364772

Beneath every addiction is trauma. This means that the trauma is the issue and the addiction is the symptom. Working from this perspective requires connecting with the client so they can feel the strength and support that will be necessary to face the pain that drives the addiction. Healing the pain is the path to recovery.

Jennifer Scott, RCC, RSW, BC-DMT
Addiction Counsellor

Jennifer Scott, RCC, RSW, BC-DMT

Registered Clinical Counsellor, Registered Social Worker

205-1118 Homer St. (206C-1571 Bellevue, WV), Yaletown, British Columbia V6B 6L5 | 604-763-5340

There is an interesting connection between trauma and addictions. When events or situations are perceived as life threatening or overwhelming (even though this might not be a conscious realization), the response to such overwhelming pain is logically to self-medicate. Treating addictions requires gently addressing how clients manage emotional, physical, and mental pain and sensitively building resources to find better coping strategies while healing old wounds.

Martin Pinaud, Psy. D.,   M. A. RCC
Addiction Counsellor

Martin Pinaud, Psy. D., M. A. RCC

Dr. of Psychology BC Association of Registered Clinical Counsellors

150-233 West 1st, North Vancouver , British Columbia V7V 1B3 | 604 812-3634

Real Solutions for Real Challenges Common Sense techniques. Short-Term & Cost Effective Most often addictions are a symptom of pain. hurt , and loss of some form. The addiction serves to reduce this pain and suffering. However, the affect is has on the individual is to make them feel out of control, guilty, lazy, and generally worse about themselves whin in turn drives them to seek more relief. This is often the downward spiral of the addiction cycle. Martin helps his clients reframe thier negative statements about themselves and then exposes the core beliefs that keep triggering their destructive and untrue beliefs about their whole character.


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

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

West Vancouver is located in British Columbia, Canada. It has a land area of 87.26 square kilometers.  The population of West Vancouver is 42,473 people with 16,933 households . The population ranking for West Vancouver is #114 nationally and #21 for the province of British Columbia with a density of 486.80 people per sq km. West Vancouver therapists serve postal code: V7V.