Addiction Therapists in Clarington, ON.

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


Jeff Packer, MSW, RSW, RP
Addiction Counsellor

Jeff Packer, MSW, RSW, RP

Registered Masters Level Social Work Counsellor

In L1G 2V5 - Nearby to Clarington.

Merriam-Webster’s definition states: Addiction: a strong and harmful need to regularly have something (such as a drug) or do something (such as gamble). The key word is harmful. In this light, one could even postulate people can be addicted to arguing and fighting, to the chemicals released from the adrenal gland during "fight or flight"? Did you know the actual term “addiction” was originally used in the slave trade? (S. Luper-Foy C. Brown (ed.) (1994). Drugs, Morality, and the Law. Garland). When a slave was sold to the “owner”, they were said to be addicted to their master which meant “tied to”. Well, if you and I can be tied to something… yes… we can be untied! www.jeffpacker.com

Cynthia Brady, BSW, MA, RSW
Addiction Counselor

Cynthia Brady, BSW, MA, RSW

Registered Social Worker and Psychotherapist

Available for Online Therapy

Dealing with addiction is not easy. Addictions can put barriers between people and their relationships, families, work, and well-being. When the source of addiction becomes more important than everything else, it is time to seek help. I have worked with people from all walks of life: those who are working, with families; those who have experienced chronic homelessness as the result of their addictions; and those who are concerned about increased use of a substance or behaviour (drugs/alcohol/sex/gambling/shopping, etc.). I work with clients from a harm reduction perspective, in order to minimize the damage that a substance or behaviour is causing in a person's life.

Douglas Lane Smith, B.A, M.A., Ph.D., C.Psych.
Addiction Counsellor

Douglas Lane Smith, B.A, M.A., Ph.D., C.Psych.

Registered Licensed Psychologist

In L1N 8L9 - Nearby to Clarington.

Dr. Smith has spent the last 3 decades removing his own addictions to smoking, alcohol,sweets and anger along with hundreds of clients in the same and added areas. Dr. Smith believes that it takes one to know one and that you can't fake it if you ain't been there before. Dr. Smith's approach is practical, effective and field tested. Dr. Smith knows that addictions are tied to deeply buried emotional wounds and they need to be excavated, accepted and chipped away until healthy substitutes are cultivated and installed.

David Holan, MA
Addiction Counselor

David Holan, MA

Counsellor & Life Coach

Available for Online Therapy

Addictions are a form of self-medication or self-soothing. When we are stressed or upset about something, we just want to 'feel good.' Addictions are the result of relying for too long on some substance or behavior that 'feels good' - and then turns into a pattern of behavior, or an addiction. The process of therapy for addictions, whether substances, internet porn or other problem behavior that has become an addiction, involves becoming aware of of the 'dis-ease' that resulted in the development of the addiction, and addressing that through your counseling.

Counselling Connection, MA, MSc, RP
Addiction Counsellor

Counselling Connection, MA, MSc, RP

Registered Psychotherapist

In L1C 1R3 - Nearby to Clarington.

We understand addiction is progressive and effects more than just those struggling with the addiction. At Counselling Connection we offer support for those struggling with substance abuse, among other addictive behaviours, as well as support for the rest of the family. We can help to identify and work through the issues that stem from and lead to substance use, as well as maintain a treatment plan. We support clients before and/or after they have attended treatment programs, offer relapse prevention counselling as well integrative counselling for the whole family. This includes utilizing DBT techniques and psychoeducation and address the social-emotional factors that contribute to addictive

Deborah MacDonald, RP, RPC,MPCC, ATC
Addiction Counsellor

Deborah MacDonald, RP, RPC,MPCC, ATC

Registered Psycotherapist, Master Practitioner in Clinical Counselling

In L1N 4M8 - Nearby to Clarington.

When we are battling addiction we are out of control and unable to create the life that we truly want to live. We each have very unique and personal reasons that have led us into an addictive lifestyle. But know that there is a way to move through the addictive cycle and gain control of what is important and desirable. Deborah will work along side you to help you through this journey. Choose a different journey today...

Charlene Hinds, RPQ
Addiction Counsellor

Charlene Hinds, RPQ

Registered Psychotherapist Qualifying

In L1N 2P2 - Nearby to Clarington.

People who struggle with addiction often get caught up in a shame cycle. The urge to use can be overwhelming, leading to relapse. Guilt and shame can build up from relapsing. People may feel they've let others down or they may be ashamed at their weakness. This low feeling of self-worth can lead once more to destructive behaviours. Addiction can help ease the pain but it also interferes with living life to its fullest. I will work with you to get out of the shame cycle and start to feel good about yourself again. Of note, this type of therapy is suitable for those that are sober / not actively using.

Margarete Juliana, PhD, LMFT, RP
Addiction Counsellor

Margarete Juliana, PhD, LMFT, RP

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist & Registered Psychotherapist

In L1G 1S2 - Nearby to Clarington.

Addiction brings pain and chaos individuals, couples and families. I see addictions as poor and destructive coping mechanisms and work with individuals and couples to interrupt the behavior and work to process the pain underlying the behavior. I am very familiar with 12 step programs and CSAT work that help individuals and couples make sense out of the addiction. I also work within a complementary framework of attachment and the importance of strong close inter-dependent, not co-dependent relationships with the most important people in one's life, family. Call me for a consult about your particular needs and situation.

Amanda Wilson, MA
Addiction Counsellor

Amanda Wilson, MA

Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying)

In L1C 4P8 - Nearby to Clarington.

Addiction is known to be a form of dysfunctional coping that maybe disguising causal unresolved anxiety, depression, psychological trauma and more. I offer a supportive and collaborative environment, in which you may explore the underlying causes of your addiction. I will, with you permission, work with your physical and mental health care team to support you in your recovery.

Paul Lavergne, M.A.C.P.; O.A.C.C.P.P.; SRT; RP
Addiction Counsellor

Paul Lavergne, M.A.C.P.; O.A.C.C.P.P.; SRT; RP

Registered Psychotherapist

In K9K 2R7 - Nearby to Clarington.

Addictions can be very difficult to overcome, but there is hope. Clients will gain an understanding of what drives their addictions as well as ways they can overcome them. Many people feel that when the "home" of their life has been ravaged by an addiction, they need to do major renovations, or even tear it down and build a new house. I give you the tools to do that. Very often the addict has a partner that is also affected, and we are here to help them understand and help with recovery. Start on the path to freedom and recovery today. I work a lot with clients engaged in compulsive sexual behaviours such as pornography addiction and see great results in helping them recover.

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.


You have Found the Top Therapists for Addiction And Codependency in Clarington, ON.

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

Clarington is located in Ontario, Canada. It has a land area of 611.40 square kilometers.  The population of Clarington is 92,013 people with 32,838 households . The population ranking for Clarington is #60 nationally and #28 for the province of Ontario with a density of 150.50 people per sq km. Clarington therapists serve postal code: L1C.