Addiction Therapists in Georgetown, ON.

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


Bayridge Counselling Centre, Counselling Centre
Addiction Counsellor

Bayridge Counselling Centre, Counselling Centre

Individual, Couples, and Family Counselling

In L4Z 2G7 - Nearby to Georgetown.

If we do something repeatedly, that we would rather not do, then we have an addiction. The problem with addictions is that people get hurt. The addicted person may not recognize the seriousness of their situation, but eventually both the addict and their loved ones suffer tremendously in a state of helplessness. Many families have been destroyed from addictive behaviour such as substance addiction (drugs/alcohol), gambling, sexual addictions, gaming/internet addictions. A counsellor can help. Workshops, groups, individual or family counselling can assist in breaking the devastating cycle of addiction. Coping skills and emotional awareness to negotiate compelling urges and compulsive in

Jonathan Christink, B.A., M.Ed.
Addiction Counsellor

Jonathan Christink, B.A., M.Ed.

Registered Psychotherapist

In L6J 1J4 - Nearby to Georgetown.

Addiction is a very complex issue, and it doesn’t take a rocket scientist to know that the impacts of addiction are far reaching. While there are many factors that contribute to addictions, it is imperative to learn about emotional regulation in order to learn how to manage them. Individuals struggling with addictions find themselves in a continuous viscous cycle fighting uncomfortable emotions. Individuals continue with addictions because drugs, alcohol, gambling, etc. provide immediate and temporary relief from their environment and their painful emotions. My focus with addiction counselling is teaching emotional regulation and behavioural modification strategies.

Emma DeRaaf, (B.A.) Psychology
Addiction Counsellor

Emma DeRaaf, (B.A.) Psychology

Registered Psychotherapist

In L6J 1J4 - Nearby to Georgetown.

Having an addiction is rarely a choice that an individual makes when they first decide to use a substance. Addictions can often leave individuals feeling helpless and overcome with guilt for the way the addiction has impacted their relationships. Despite this, there is hope for someone with an addiction. With supportive counselling, an individual can overcome their addiction by recognizing their triggers and building on their current life skills to handle their triggers.

Sherriden Mclelland, MA, RP(Q)
Addiction Counsellor

Sherriden Mclelland, MA, RP(Q)

Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying)

In L5G 2V2 - Nearby to Georgetown.

Are you or is someone close to you concerned with your use of substances? Have you tried to overcome it, but without success? It can be difficult to cope with the challenges that life throws, and sometimes the easiest way to deal with our troubles is through addiction. But so often we end up feeling guilty or bad about ourselves. With understanding and compassion, I can help you to explore and understand your deepest emotions and find new ways of coping through the discovery of your inner resources.

Henry Gulabh, M.A., RP, (C) OACCPP
Addiction Counsellor

Henry Gulabh, M.A., RP, (C) OACCPP

Registered Psychotherapist

In L6J 1J5 - Nearby to Georgetown.

Addiction is a process that involves dependence on a substance or behaviour that becomes uncontrollable. It affects loved ones who end up alienated and frustrated. The addicted person often suffers from low self-esteem and negative thinking patterns that need to be examined. I provide a context for understanding the origin of the issues and explore effective strategies to deal with the current addiction and explore new thinking and behaviours that will help usher in a healthier lifestyle. Family and community supports such as AA/NA are vital in the process of positive change sustained by strategies to prevent relapse. My experience shows that underlying issues must be addressed.

Kennedy McLean, RP, MACP, CCPT-II
Addiction Counsellor

Kennedy McLean, RP, MACP, CCPT-II

Registered Psychotherapist

In M9C 5K6 - Nearby to Georgetown.

Addiction is often an attempt to cope with intolerable feelings. As humans, we use substances or behavioural addictions as a form of escape. Often they are pleasurable at first and then we become trapped. The goal of therapy is to understand what pain we are trying to numb and avoid. We must work through these experiences to truly overcome our addictions.

Rebecca Rosenblat-Billings, B.Sc. (Hons) Psych, RP, CSAT, Ce
Addiction Counsellor

Rebecca Rosenblat-Billings, B.Sc. (Hons) Psych, RP, CSAT, Ce

Registered Psychotherapist

In l4z 1S2 - Nearby to Georgetown.

Sex addiction is one of the hardest addictions to treat because it’s not about avoiding/quitting the “poison”, rather, managing sexual desire in the right context. And since it’s based in shame, internal discomfort & self-loathing, approaching it from a moral judgment standpoint only exacerbates the problem. As such, I conduct the treatment process from a place of understanding, so the client can reach in their darkest places to identify triggers and we can address them – the process also works with porn addiction. I take a multi-prong approach – identifying & treating root causes, eliminating the addictive cycle, replacing it with constructive ways of self-soothing, and building self-esteem

Chris Pankewich, RP (Qualifying)
Addiction Counsellor

Chris Pankewich, RP (Qualifying)

Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying)

In N1E 6A8 - Nearby to Georgetown.

Working through addiction and compulsive habits can be one of the most challenging things we ever have to do. Fortunately, our knowledge and understanding of this work has shifted to a trauma-informed approach that embraces healing the unique individual who is struggling with addiction rather than the addiction itself. As a therapist, I work with clients to cultivate an environment that will allow for a deeper exploration into understanding the important role the addictive habit has been playing in your life as we seek to transform the relationship you have with yourself in the process. Schedule a free consultation with me to ensure we are a good fit.

Tamara McCarty, MSW, RSW
Addiction Counsellor

Tamara McCarty, MSW, RSW

Registered Psychotherapist and Social Worker

In N1E 4J3 - Nearby to Georgetown.

Addicitons can sneak up on you. I have been working with those who have struggled with them for over 25 years. Some individuals need to reduce thier use to lower limits and others need to find a way to quit and even others need to find a way to stay quit. Whether you are looking for abstinence or lower limtis, we can help you find the strategies to help you with your goal. Families are also affected so, you as a family member are warmly invited to call. This journey affects all. Join us.

Bruce Taylor, BA, BEd, MDiv, MA, CCC, CSAT
Addiction Counsellor

Bruce Taylor, BA, BEd, MDiv, MA, CCC, CSAT

Individual Couple Family Counsellor, Sex Addiction Counsellor

In N0B 1C0 - Nearby to Georgetown.

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: www.btaylorsolutions.ca.

Philip Starkman, MSW, RSW
Addiction Counselor

Philip Starkman, MSW, RSW

Registered Psychotherapist

Available for Online Therapy

Addictions can appear in many forms including substance addictions, internet addiction, sex addiction, gambling addiction, shopping addiction, pornography, social media, excessive exercise, food, etc. Strong cravings with a loss of control can lead people to become addicted in spite of possible dire consequences. Counselling is one of several possible treatments available for addictions. Individual, group and family therapies have been found to be helpful in order to inform a client regarding the harmful effects the addiction may have on themselves, their friends, family and society. Promoting physical, emotional and spiritual well being is often critical for the rehabilitation process.

Sharleen McDowall, Psy.D., C.Psych
Addiction Counsellor

Sharleen McDowall, Psy.D., C.Psych

Registered Psychologist

In L6X 0G9 - Nearby to Georgetown.

At MCCG we provide addiction counselling for those who feel they have lost their way and are struggling to gain control in their lives. Our therapists provide empathic support and guidance, along with a nonjudgemental atmosphere, to help those who want to make a change. We are committed to helping you implement the changes necessary for long term success.

Ingrid Dresher, RP, MSc(hon)
Addiction Counsellor

Ingrid Dresher, RP, MSc(hon)

Registered Psychotherapist (College of Psychotherapists of Ontario)

In M9R 1Y4 - Nearby to Georgetown.

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.

Amelia Perri, RP, RN, BScN, MC
Addiction Counsellor

Amelia Perri, RP, RN, BScN, MC

Registered Psychotherapist

In L4L 8K5 - Nearby to Georgetown.

In my approach to addictions I work with clients to understand how the addiction may be helping them to cope and help them to learn alternate healthy coping mechanisms. Addressing related underlying issues may also be important in helping clients to leave the addiction behind. Although clients often find it difficult to let go of the addiction, they slowly feel ready as they begin to take steps and have more positive life experiences, which are also explored during therapy. Client strengths, motivations, hopes, and values are also considered and through these approaches clients begin to feel safe, satisfied, and happy living their life without the addiction.

Magdalena Karakehayova, RP (Qualifying)
Addiction Counsellor

Magdalena Karakehayova, RP (Qualifying)

Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying)

In N1E 6A8 - Nearby to Georgetown.

Substance use can often feel like the only effective way of coping with traumatic events or challenging life circumstances. I believe that therapy should open space for clients to discuss their experience with substance use and what purpose this serves in their lives. I take a de-pathologizing stance and work collaboratively with clients to explore what substance use means to them and see how this fits with their ideas and hopes for their life and future. Schedule a free 15-minute consultation to ensure we are a good fit.

Jane Kraft, MSW, RSW
Addiction Counsellor

Jane Kraft, MSW, RSW

Registered Social Worker, Psychotherapist

In N1H 4E9 - Nearby to Georgetown.

I have lived experience with overcoming addiction and discuss this openly with those I work with. I work with clients with where they’re at and collaboratively work towards their goals around addiction. I have a deep understanding of the twelve-step model and can work with clients who want to incorporate both more or less of this approach. I believe the substance or behaviour someone is addicted to is often the symptom and not the “problem”.

Carly Clifton, RP, MSc, BAH
Addiction Counsellor

Carly Clifton, RP, MSc, BAH

Registered Psychotherapist

In L4T 0A1 - Nearby to Georgetown.

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.

Ryta Marie Peschka, RP
Addiction Counsellor

Ryta Marie Peschka, RP

Registered Psychotherapist

In N1E 6A8 - Nearby to Georgetown.

While substance use typically begins as recreational activity it can become habit forming and often develops addictive behaviors interfering with other areas of our lives, such as relationships, jobs, and finances. To increase awareness and insight into the reasons for using, I offer evidence-based treatment while providing you with options along the continuum of the Harm Reduction approach towards abstinence. We will explore any underlying emotional needs and relationships. By gaining insight to any ambivalent thoughts and feelings around changing patterns of substance misuse I will support you in the setting and achieving of personal goals. Schedule a free consultation today.

Herman Chow, RP, RMFT, CCFT
Addiction Counsellor

Herman Chow, RP, RMFT, CCFT

Registered Psychotherapist & Registered Marriage & Family Therapist

In L5V 2M1 - Nearby to Georgetown.

With ample experience in the arena of addiction (especially Sexual Addiction), I can help you break the cycle that has hindered your path to health. You will gain self awareness in why you keep going back to the addiction even though you don't want to. You will learn to manage your triggers that kick off the addiction cycle so that you will make better choices.

Rob Stanley, MACP
Addiction Counsellor

Rob Stanley, MACP

Psychotherapist

In L6J 6G6 - Nearby to Georgetown.

For some clients, managing the use of drugs and alcohol is a potentially destructive area of their life. Managing these concerns requires knowledge, patience and persistence on the part of both the client and the therapist. Helping a client remain focused on their ultimate goal—be it sobriety, abstinence, or simply reducing the harm from their substance use—is a vital aspect of addiction counselling. Once these goals are in focus, clients need to be supported using evidence-based techniques which help them create healthy personal boundaries as they deal with the underlying issues beneath their addiction.

Nozomu (Naz) Ozaki, Ph.D, RP,RMFT
Addiction Counsellor

Nozomu (Naz) Ozaki, Ph.D, RP,RMFT

Registered Psychotherapist

In L7N 3P3 - Nearby to Georgetown.

While there are many types of addiction, they all can cause trouble for you or someone else in your personal or work life. Perhaps, someone’s addiction is their way of coping with something that has happened or is happening in their life. Although many forms of treatment are available, it can be quite challenging to do something about it. I will provide a safe, respectful space for you to talk about your issues, and to explore small steps and possibilities to start changing your relationship to the addiction. Addiction counselling can become a place for you to reflect on yourself and others in your life, leading to a meaningful growth opportunity.

Ann Matson, B.A. Sc. B ED. OCT, OAMHP
Addiction Counsellor

Ann Matson, B.A. Sc. B ED. OCT, OAMHP

Individual, Marriage, Relationship and Family Counsellor/Therapist

In L7E 0S7 - Nearby to Georgetown.

Research has shown that addictions are caused by lack of connection and trauma. Through proven CBT methods and strategies, clients issues can be addressed. Whether it be alcohol, substance abuse, sex, internet or gambling addiction, CBT techniques and methods are particularly effective. Seeking Safety Coping Skills are also used as an effective tool in the immediate short term.

Shannon Servos, PhD
Addiction Counsellor

Shannon Servos, PhD

Shannon Servos psychotherapist

In L7R 2E3 - Nearby to Georgetown.

There are many forms of addiction. Understanding what addiction is and how it affects day to day life is a necessary part of the recovery process. Unfortunately it can affect work and relationships. Many times it negatively impacts health. Making a decision to get help is important as accountability is a key component to recovery and healing. Therapy can provide tools for coping as well as learning to deal with the challenges one faces living with addiction.

Kathy Nyman Counselling & Psychotherapy, M.Ed., RP
Addiction Counselor

Kathy Nyman Counselling & Psychotherapy, M.Ed., RP

Registered Psychotherapist

Available for Online Therapy

I have offered support to those experiencing various addictions since 2010. My particular focus and specialty is supporting those who have experienced trauma and other negative life experiences that have driven them toward coping with substances. I offer a supportive and evidence based approach to people looking to reduce or discontinue using substances.

Laura May Culver, MSW, RSW, MA
Addiction Counsellor

Laura May Culver, MSW, RSW, MA

Registered Social Worker, Psychotherapist

In N1C 1A1 - Nearby to Georgetown.

There are many types of Addiction. When addiction habit has become 'the boss' in your life and you want to take control back, I can help. I support people at all stages of change with addictions, including support for those in Recovery. Whether you are at the stage where you are starting to think about making a change with your habits or you are sure you must change in order to live the healthy and happy life you want, I can be your guide from where you are at.



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