Addiction Therapists in Georgina, ON.

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


Dianne Scott, MDiv
Addiction Counsellor

Dianne Scott, MDiv

Registered Psychotherapist

In L4P 3K9 - Nearby to Georgina.

While I have had little training for addiction, I can offer counselling for the anxiety, depression, family relationship challenges, and boundary-setting related to the addiction. Addiction often requires medical professionals, counsellors, family and a strong support system so I am often a member of a team helping a person and/or family. My passion is to find a cause for the use of addiction and this is explored with family of origin history and processing of past trauma experiences.

Cindy Hayen, PhD, Registered Psychotherapist
Addiction Counsellor

Cindy Hayen, PhD, Registered Psychotherapist

Registered Psychotherapist, RP

In L3X 2G2 - Nearby to Georgina.

Are you experiencing difficulties with alcohol and substance use or abuse? Are you concerned that you have an addiction? Perhaps you are family member or friend who is concerned that someone close to you has an addiction. In therapy, we can explore your alcohol or drug use and its impact on your life and relationships. Together we can look at what decisions might be beneficial for you and your goals and we can work to unearth what is underlying some of the choices you have made and continue to make in your life. As a non-judgmental, caring professional, I can work with you to help reach the goals you set for yourself. I provide support and guidance to concerned family members and friends.

Mary McClenaghan, RP, BA, MA
Addiction Counsellor

Mary McClenaghan, RP, BA, MA

Registered Psychotherapist

In L9S 4V2 - Nearby to Georgina.

Mary provides counselling to support people that are struggling with addiction. Mary will assess each client's own unique situation, including related to their motivation and desire to change. Mary may use a harm reduction approach if that is her client's preference. Alternatively, Mary may help a client with abstinence if they prefer that. Mary will support her clients to identify alternate methods for emotional coping or pleasure without unhealthy substances.

Todd Hayen, PhD, RP
Addiction Counsellor

Todd Hayen, PhD, RP

Registered Psychotherapist

In L3X 0A4 - Nearby to Georgina.

Along with a more conventional form of therapy for addictions, I will also focus on the cause of addictive behavior and will utilize less conventional methods of ferreting out the conditions, criteria, and even purpose (how does addictive behavior benefit you?) behind the behavior. Addictions are a complicated issue, and the more the client understands the deeply rooted causes of their behavior the better chance he or she may have in controlling the condition. It isn't just about stopping the behavior but discovering the meaning behind the choices being made.

Samantha Mirarchi (OLD), MSW, RSW
Addiction Counsellor

Samantha Mirarchi (OLD), MSW, RSW

Registered Social Worker

In L9S 4V2 - Nearby to Georgina.

I work with addiction problems by understanding clients motivation for using substances to feel better, as well as by helping clients clarify motivation for improving or stopping their addiction. I support clients to find alternate ways to cope and experience joy and pleasure. I will work with you at your pace and provide a warm, caring, supportive and non-judgmental approach. Please contact me for further information.

William Empey, MA
Addiction Counselor

William Empey, MA

Counselor

Available for Online Therapy

What we become addicted to and why is less important than what the addiction is doing for us right now. We wouldn't be addicted if it wasn't serving some purpose. When we look and the emotional pain, stress, and overwhelm the addiction is helping us cope with, we get to the root of the problem. When we see that the addiction isn't a disease or a choice, we see it as a method we have been using to cope with a problem.

Vicki Nishihama, R.P.
Addiction Counsellor

Vicki Nishihama, R.P.

Registered Psychotherapist

In L3Y 6M7 - Nearby to Georgina.

I like to encourage people to develop a "Healthy Circle of Care". My approach utilizes various community services and support. We will begin with harm reduction; explore your addiction cycle; work on increasing your awareness; develop a plan to make healthier choices and explore your resistance to change. If your ready for meaningful change, give me a call.

Margarete Juliana, RP, PhD
Addiction Counselor

Margarete Juliana, RP, PhD

Registered Psychotherapist and Registered Marriage & Family Therapist

Available for Online Therapy

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.

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.

Rebecca Brownell, M.T.S, R.P.  RMFT
Addiction Counsellor

Rebecca Brownell, M.T.S, R.P. RMFT

Registered Psychotherapist, Registered Marriage and Family Therapist

In L3V 1T5 - Nearby to Georgina.

Sexual addiction can be devastating, shaming and destructive to healthy relationships. Sex addiction counselling can help you to better understand the addiction and to find ways to free yourself from the addiction cycle. We start by exploring how the brain works and how people become addicted. Then we work to provide the support required and the steps needed for change to happen at physical, emotional and behavioural and physiological levels.

Ricky Giesbrecht, MA, RP, CCC
Addiction Counsellor

Ricky Giesbrecht, MA, RP, CCC

Registered Psychotherapist

In L3V 3E9 - Nearby to Georgina.

Few challenges in life are as difficult as quitting an addiction. If you're feeling stuck, there is a way out. Psychotherapy is proven to treat addiction safely and effectively. There are many benefits to seeking help for addiction: most of all, it allows you to take back control of your life and reconnect to the things that matter. I use tools and strategies that are especially effective at getting to the root of issues so you maintain the changes you make in therapy.

Shelley Whitehouse, RP
Addiction Counsellor

Shelley Whitehouse, RP

Registered Psychotherapist

In L4E 5C5 - Nearby to Georgina.

Addiction in usually created within us when we feel as if we can not fully experience our daily life or fully "be with" the pain and feelings we are most present to. Addictions are the way our brain keeps us going. If we can "numb out" in some way that helps distract us from how we are feeling, then we can keep going can't we? I assist my clients in learning positive coping mechanisms as well as helping them heal the original pain that had them develop the addiction to begin with.

Angela Colangelo, MA, RP
Addiction Counsellor

Angela Colangelo, MA, RP

Registered Psychotherapist

In L4A 3Z2 - Nearby to Georgina.

I work with couples dealing with addiction in order utilize one of the most important allies in an addict's support system, their spouse. This is possible only if there is adequate safety within the coupe and if the person with the addiction is willing to get individual support for the personal work required. I help the couple talk about their feelings and what they need, to understand each other and how to best support each other. If there are unhealthy dynamics in the couple, I help identify what these are and to make the changes necessary for healthier interaction and a stronger emotional connection.

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

Amelia Perri, RP, RN, BScN, MC

Registered Psychotherapist and Counsellor

In L3Z 2B8 - Nearby to Georgina.

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.

Philippa Hamson, MC (Psych.), RP, CCC
Addiction Counsellor

Philippa Hamson, MC (Psych.), RP, CCC

Registered Psychotherapist

In L4P 2E1 - Nearby to Georgina.

Addiction can be destructive and lead to feelings of helplessness, shame and desperation. Through a nonjudgemental yet directive approach, I help clients understand the underlying reason(s) for the addiction and aim to equip clients with the skills, confidence, and knowledge to make the behavioral changes needed for lasting success.

Laura Kemp-Romas, MA, RP
Addiction Counsellor

Laura Kemp-Romas, MA, RP

Registered Psychotherapist & Energy Practitioner

In L4G 1J5 - Nearby to Georgina.

"Addiction", whether it be over-using drugs, internet, sex, etc., is a means of seeking pleasure in order to mask difficult feelings and thoughts that you may be dealing with. Sometimes, the pain of difficult or traumatic experiences becomes so intense that we unknowingly turn to unhealthy means of gratification. It is my goal to collaboratively, delicately and thoughtfully explore the underlying reasons of your excessive use of drugs, internet, etc., and support the working through and acknowledgement of the feelings and thoughts associated with the underlying reasons. If you are persistent in obtaining health and a happier existence, you will experience healing and release from pain.

Kathleen Sutcliffe, BA, MDiv, RMFT, RP
Addiction Counsellor

Kathleen Sutcliffe, BA, MDiv, RMFT, RP

Registered Marriage and Family Therapist, Registered Psychotherapist

In L4G 0L5 - Nearby to Georgina.

While I do not work with people struggling with addictions, I provide support and guidance for members of their families. Often as the spouse, parent or sibling of someone struggling with drug or alcohol addiction we find our own lives spinning out of control. We find ourselves enabling and rescuing - hating that we do and yet not knowing how else to respond to the chaos. Counselling can help to reestablish a sense of stability and clarity about next steps. A counselling session for individuals, parents or all family members can provide perspective, guidance and skills to help family members make choices and take actions that are helpful for themselves and often for the one in addiction.


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

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

Georgina is located in Ontario, Canada. It has a land area of 287.75 square kilometers.  The population of Georgina is 45,418 people with 16,821 households . The population ranking for Georgina is #111 nationally and #46 for the province of Ontario with a density of 157.80 people per sq km. Georgina therapists serve postal code: L0E.