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.

Addiction Counsellor

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

Registered Clinical Counselor

suite 125, 890 Harbourside Dr, , North Vancouver, British Columbia

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.

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

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.

Addiction Counsellor

Heather Bach, MA, CCC

Certified Canadian Counsellor

303 145 West 15th Street,, North Vancouver, British Columbia

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.

Addiction Counsellor

Jennifer Scott, RCC, RSW, BC-DMT

Registered Clinical Counsellor, Registered Social Worker

208-1571 Bellevue Avenue, West Vancouver, British Columbia

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.

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 or call 877-606-6161.

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.