Addiction Therapists in Etobicoke, ON.

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

Addiction Counsellor

Ingrid Dresher, RP

Registered Psychotherapist (College of Psychotherapists of Ontario)

Eglinton and Kipling (two minutes east of Highway 427), Etobicoke, Ontario

Addictive behaviours may feel like comfort to the vacuum left by aloneness or detachment. The feeling of aloneness can start early. Children require a lot of emotional interaction to develop trust that their needs for support and caring will be met. If they don’t experience positive attachments, they may turn their needs for love and caring into physical cravings, which are easier to fill, and develop relationships with their addictions because they're more in control of them than those they look to for love and attention. I create a therapeutic environment in which individuals can deepen their understanding of their feelings and learn to trust their inner resources to connect with others.

Addiction Counsellor

Anne Marie Shewfelt, MDiv, RP, RMFT

Registered Psychotherapist, Registered Marriage and Family Therapist

3250 Bloor Street West, Etobicoke, Ontario

Research indicates there can be both a biological and emotional element to addictions. Addictions can flow through families and can go hand in hand with ADHD as a result of genetic based nutritional deficiencies. An addiction can therefore represent a self-medicating boost in the stimulation of dopamine and other neurotransmitters, creating a desire for more. As research into addictions continues understanding has also grown around the role of relationships in addictions. While unsatisfying relationships and negative emotional dances can be at the root of addiction, healing connected relationships and resolving negative emotional patterns can also facilitate choices which stop the addiction.

Addiction Counsellor

Siobhan Marko, MSW, RSW

Registered Social Worker

465 St. Johns Road, Toronto, Ontario

If you or someone you care about is struggling with problematic substance use, I offer a harm reduction approach that focuses on the whole person. In my practice I provide a safe and confidential space to explore underlying cores issues which may include anxiety, depression and/or other mental health problems, while employing effective strategies and techniques to help you overcome addiction.

Addiction Counsellor

Anna Toth, M.Sc., RP, RMFT

Registered Psychotherapist, Registered Marriage and Family Therapist, Approved Clinical Supervisor

3638 Lakeshore Blvd West, Etobicoke, Ontario

I have significant experience working with alcohol, drug, internet, gambling and sex addictions. My goal is to help reduce the harm to you and others and to restore your sense of dignity and integrity, and your feelings of being in control of your own life. You are not require to completely stop your use forever in order to change or access therapy. These choices are yours.

Addiction Counsellor

Erin Griffin, MA, CCC, RP

Registered Psychotherapist, Art Therapist

141 Roncesvalles Ave, Toronto, Ontario

Addiction is often born of a coping strategy that has gone awry and taken over much of our lives.I t's not only devastating to the individual with the addiction, but can cause significant harm to our family and friends. It's no wonder why feelings of shame can be so strong when it comes to addiction. Change is not only possible, but likely when you have the right support and are truly ready.

Addiction Counsellor

Nancy Webb, MSW, RSW

Registered Social Worker

Academy Heath Centre, 4984 Dundas Street West, Etobicoke, Ontario

Addiction is incredibly difficult for the individual and those close to them. I do not blame or shame anyone. I look for solutions and change. Sometimes interventions are needed. Regardless individuals and families decide what they need. It is important to note that addiction by its very nature makes interventions difficult. To heal imdividuals need to decide to stop destructive behaviours. Even when the behaviours often give relief. Stopping is critical.

Addiction Counselor

Lisa Clendening, BEd, MSW, RSW

Registered Social Worker

Available for Online Therapy

Addiction can come in many forms, from substance abuse, to food addiction, gambling, sexual addiction, internet addiction, spending addictions, workaholism, and many others. The root cause of all addictions is a lack of connection to all aspects of self and others. I can support you to resolve underlying issues that create addiction and to put in place strategies to take back control over your life and wellbeing.

Addiction Counsellor

Bruce Taylor, B.A., B.Ed., M.A., M.Div.

Individual Couple Family Counsellor, Sex Addiction Counsellor

161 Waterloo Ave, Guelph, Ontario

I am a highly trained and experienced Certified Sex Addiction Therapist (CSAT), trained by Dr. Patrick Carnes of the International Institute of Trauma and Addiction Professionals (IITAP). I am the only Certified Sex Addiction Therapist for a large area of southern Ontario. I offer programs for both addicts and partners of sex addicts, and hold Men's and Women's Groups . I am experienced in the treatment of all sexual addictions e.g. pornography, cybersex, sexual and emotional affairs, massage parlors, escorts and anonymous sex, etc. I am a facilitator of the Facing the Shadow Recovery Start Kit and an interpreter of sexual addiction tests. For more information see:

Addiction Counsellor

Carly Clifton, RP, MSc, BAH

Registered Psychotherapist

3250 Bloor St. W., Suite 600, Etobicoke, Ontario

It is important to better educate yourself on alcohol and drugs, or any addiction you may have, increasing your awareness of how it affects your life, what puts you at risk of the behaviour, how to reduce the behaviour, and how to reduce stress. I will help you examine your thoughts and emotions and learn how these inner experiences affect how you behave, how you interact with others, and how others see you. It is important to manage cravings and temptations to behave in harmful ways, and to meet your basic needs with a healthy lifestyle. A major focus is also to meet and socialize with people who do not have an addiction or substance abuse problem.

Addiction Counsellor

Anna Marson, M.A., RP, CCC, Heartfulness Psychotherapy


2275 Lake Shore Blvd. W., Etobicoke, Ontario

I have had extensive experience working in front-line settings such as Vancouver’s Downtown East Side in the addictions field and have become highly familiar working with both abstinence-based and harm-reduction approaches to addiction and concurrent mental health concerns. It’s important to me that my approach is client-centred, meaning that I work from the individual client’s goals and degree of readiness. My therapeutic approach integrates mindfulness, CBT, the Stages of Change Model, and trauma counselling. I also help clients explore the underlying factors contributing to the addictive behaviours and teach alternative coping strategies in order to promote lasting change.

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

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

Etobicoke is located in Ontario, Canada.  The population of Etobicoke is 365,143 people. Etobicoke therapists serve postal code: M9C.