Addiction Therapists in Halifax, NS.

Counselling for addiction and codependency in Halifax, NS. Help for alcohol and substance abuse, pornography, sex and internet addiction, gambling, and compulsive spending.


Mike Buckley, PhD Psych, MA Coun, RCT, CCC.
Addiction Counsellor

Mike Buckley, PhD Psych, MA Coun, RCT, CCC.

Registered Counselling Therapist (RCT)

36 Brookshire Court - Suite 200 Brookshire Centre, Bedford, Nova Scotia B4A 4E9 | 902-346-2158

I am an addiction specialist with over 20 years of addiction therapy experience and a PhD in addiction psychology. I use the bio-psycho-social-spiritual model and a holistic approach (in layman's terms - I work with each person as a unique individual). Some people benefit from 12 step approaches, other's do not. I have a wide range of tools in my tool box that help me to fine tune the treatment to the person - not the other way around. Recent brain imaging studies have convinced me that addiction is in the brain, not the bottle - and so I work extensively with people who have "process addictions" where gambling, sex, porn, internet, shopping, spending, and or gaming, are a problem.

Marcia-Lisa Dennis, MScOT(PP), OT Reg.(N.S.)
Addiction Counsellor

Marcia-Lisa Dennis, MScOT(PP), OT Reg.(N.S.)

Occupational Therapist

397 Bedford Hwy, Suite 310, Halifax, Nova Scotia B3M 2L3 | 9025807342

There is a reason why you have turned to a substance to numb the pain. It may be too painful to deal with the raw emotions. The good new is that there is much evidence that Neurofeedback can deal with the emotional issues in a safe and comfortable environment and you won't need to dig up the past. All you do is sit and listen or watch a screen and the computer does the rest. Also our introductory program to understanding the 12 steps can be a good first step to getting a support system in place.

Nick Zwaagstra, MC:AT, RCAT, CCC, RCT
Addiction Counsellor

Nick Zwaagstra, MC:AT, RCAT, CCC, RCT

Registered Counselling Therapist / Registered Art Therapist

3621 Dutch Village Road, Halifax, Nova Scotia B3N 2T1 | (902) 445-5675

My experience includes family support, mental health, & bereavement issues. I was also trained as a life skills coach - relevant to attending to feelings such as anger, handling stress – fitting addictions treatment. I also have a strong background in social work as well as counselling skills & I have worked with psycho-educational groups, goal-oriented and narrative approaches as well as systems theory. My counselling style embraces creativity and integrative approaches & creative expression - art therapy, in particular, with its use of symbolic language - gives opportunity for indirect narratives is very apt for helping people through difficult transitions and with addictions.


You have Found the Top Therapists for Addiction And Codependency in Halifax, NS.

Thank you for visiting our Nova Scotia page of therapists in Halifax 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 Halifax, NS is a vital part of recoverey and healing. We are ready to help, let's get started.

Halifax is located in Nova Scotia, Canada. It has a land area of 5490.35 square kilometers.  The population of Halifax is 403,131 people with 173,324 households . The population ranking for Halifax is #14 nationally and #1 for the province of Nova Scotia with a density of 73.40 people per sq km. Halifax therapists serve postal code: B3K.