Addiction Therapists in London, ON.

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


Lynda Martens, MSc. RP, RMFT
Addiction Counsellor

Lynda Martens, MSc. RP, RMFT

Registered Psychotherapist, Registered Marriage and family Therapist

Devonshire Ave (Wortley Village Area), London, Ontario N6C 2H9 | 519-852-2113

While I'm not an addiction specialist, I do have training in this area, and I can work with you to reduce or stop your use of addictive substances. We will work together to find the deep drives that feed the addiction. For example, is your addiction helping you feel less alone, less worthless, less powerless, or is it numbing some specific pain. We would look at how the addiction is affecting your life and how to use the supports around you to change your habits.

Kelly Appleby, MSW, RSW
Addiction Counsellor

Kelly Appleby, MSW, RSW

Registered Social Worker, Psychotherapist

201-219 Oxford Street West, London, Ontario N6H 1S5 | (226) 378-5515

As the great physician and teacher Gabor Mate states, "the opposite of addiction is not sobriety. The opposite of addiction is connection". People often develop an addiction as a way to cope and manage distressing feelings and thoughts. Addiction is a form of escape from what otherwise can feel very painful and uncomfortable, therefore addiction serves as temporary relief but unfortunately can cause longer term suffering. In counselling, you can explore the experiences which tend to lie at the root of an addiction, put voice to the things that have been hard to talk about, learn how to cope with uncomfortable emotions and sensations, and develop alternative coping tools.

Sheena Howard, BScN, MA, RN
Addiction Counselor

Sheena Howard, BScN, MA, RN

RN, Psychotherapist

Available for Online Therapy

My practice is focused primarily in the areas of food and alcohol addiction. I have seen firsthand the devastating effects that food and alcohol addiction can have on one's self-esteem, motivation, relationships, and a person's quality of life. Using the evidence-based tools of mindfulness, and acceptance and commitment therapy my clients and I work together to create a more compassionate state of mind that supports goal-orientated change and relapse prevention.

Peter Dikih, H.B.Sc., M.Ed., R.P.
Addiction Counsellor

Peter Dikih, H.B.Sc., M.Ed., R.P.

Counsellor and Registered Psychotherapist

151B York Street, London, Ontario N6A 1A8 | 519 461-1221

I have been helping individuals overcome their addictions since 1996. I have helped individuals who were addicted to drugs, alcohol, gambling and pornography. Given my experience working with addictions, I am able to determine if my counseling can be sufficient and or when other interventions would be more appropriate. If it is determined that outpatient or residential treatment is required, I have provided the support and assistance to individuals in preparing for and applying to appropriate treatment centres.

Russell Stagg, MA, MC, RP, RCC
Addiction Counsellor

Russell Stagg, MA, MC, RP, RCC

Registered Psychotherapist

532 Adelaide St N, London, Ontario N6B 3J4 | 519-808-4386

If you come to me because YOU want to end your substance use or behaviour, I can help you. If you are still struggling with whether or not you want to quit, I can help you with that as well! I may suggest a rehab if that is what seems best. If you are already sober and are trying to remain that way, I will offer you the numerous tools of relapse prevention, including self-care, having a sponsor, and practising mindfulness.

Charlyn House, MSW , RSW
Addiction Counselor

Charlyn House, MSW , RSW

Social Worker

Available for Online Therapy

Addictions can impact us all. Whether it is gambling, alcohol, drugs, social media, video games or sex I am here to help you find new ways to navigate life in the "real world" as you try and maintain abstinence. This will be full of ups and downs as you try to rebuild a life that was shattered due to your addiction. It requires time, effort, perseverance and new actions from you. There is no guarantee but let's try and work at helping you break free of the addictions that are negatively hurting you and your life.

Adrienne Richardson, PhD MsED RP CSAT/CPTT SEP-A OCT
Addiction Counselor

Adrienne Richardson, PhD MsED RP CSAT/CPTT SEP-A OCT

Registered Psychotherapist

Available for Online Therapy

Do you or a loved one need help for alcohol or substance abuse? Are addictions to pornography, sex and/or the internet hurting the people in your life? Do you have a gambling, drug, alcohol, food, sex, work, and/or shopping addiction (s) that are impacting your life? Are you impacted by your family member's addiction? Counselling for addiction and codependency is available. I am an adult child of an alcoholic. I am a recovering addict myself. It takes one to know one, and it takes one to help one! You do not need to struggle alone, let me be your one! I've Got your Back. We can work holistically and also utilize the 12 Steps. Note: I am a Cannabis Friendly Psychotherapist

Amelia Holden, M.S.W., R.S.W.
Addiction Counsellor

Amelia Holden, M.S.W., R.S.W.

Registerd Social Worker

8 Edward St, London, Ontario N6C 3H1 | 519-433-0918

Addiction can be a mask to coping with other complicated issues and emotions in your life. I would assist the indivudal through therapy by giving them distress tolerance skills, validating but not always agreeing with their views, and help them to accept what they cannot change while changing what they have control over. Together we will unveil and understand their triggers thereby empowering them to battle against the addiction. Creating short term goals to build their confidence by utilizing other health coping mechanisms and then long term goals to develop a pathway to new transformation.

Patricia Berendsen, RMFT, RSW, RP, SEP
Addiction Counsellor

Patricia Berendsen, RMFT, RSW, RP, SEP

Psychotherapist, Registered Marriage and Family Therapist

474 King St., London, Ontario N6B 1T1 | 519 619 8801

Addictions can help us get through some challenges and maybe even have saved our life. Then there comes a time when addictions seem to get in the way and cause more trouble and more problems. Therapy can help to find different ways of coping. Learning other ways of handing stress and conflict helps quiet the compulsions. Counselling will help you take charge of your life.

Chris Chmielewski, MSW, RSW,MA
Addiction Counsellor

Chris Chmielewski, MSW, RSW,MA

Psychotherapist; Registered Clinical Social Worker

186 Albert St., Ste 206, London, Ontario N6A 1M1 | 519-235-4845

A complex issue requiring discerning assessment. The most severe entail extensive brain changes however all have neurological aspects and individual susceptibility is an important factor. Yet esp non-substance based (eg, porn, gambling, food, sex, gaming) addictions are reversible through therapy . The approach in practice calls for amending this broad general term and defining it by how it functions: as a selected ‘reward system’ for managing past stressors that is now habituated, or for relieving current stressors impulsively/efficiently. However resulting in unrewarding consequences. From this perspective, many accurately focused interventions can be applied to change one's reward choice.

Lisa Shouldice, RP, MA, CCC
Addiction Counsellor

Lisa Shouldice, RP, MA, CCC

Registered Psychotherapist

London, Ontario N6C 5E6 | 416-953-6880

Addiction is often a form of self-medicating for us. There is an experience and related feelings we numb or mute in this way. But it is still there isn't? Alcohol, drugs, compulsive exercise do not make the issues go away, so they resurface and plague us. We can begin a healing journey to identity what you avoid by using. We can create a care plan that works for you. We will track your progress, talk about setbacks and ensure the needs met by your addiction are met in other, healthier ways. I use a harm reduction model, so if abstinence does not feel real, let's talk about what can feel real.

Barry Johnston-Spooner, M.Ed., Registered Psychotherapist
Addiction Counsellor

Barry Johnston-Spooner, M.Ed., Registered Psychotherapist

Registered Psychotherapist

40 Windsor Avenue in Wortley Village, London, Ontario N6C 1Z7 | 519 686 6822

Sadly, addiction is more than a surface issue. It’s any habit that controls you - your own healthy perspective or behaviour compromised. It can be: smoking, drinking, drugs, gambling, gaming, shopping, fetishes, cutting, porn, unsafe sex, unhealthy eating, self negating, bulimia, compulsive message checking, even too much time online. Elimination or control of such a habit is only a partial answer. There’s more going on. What led you to develop the addiction in the first place? In therapy a key issue I will help you look into is what you can do instead. You can realize why you came to lean on an unhealthy behaviour, then learn to Mindfully notice other options you have in the moment.

Mia Pintus, MSW RSW, RYT 200
Addiction Counsellor

Mia Pintus, MSW RSW, RYT 200

Registered Social Worker

1255 Commissioners Rd W Suite 232, London , Ontario N6K 3N5 | 519-871-6742

Sometimes it's hard to see when something we enjoy is beginning to get out of control. It's not uncommon that loved ones are the first to point out that our use of something has become problematic. Alcohol, opiates, sex... if you are not sure if your use of something has crossed the line, call me. I offer non-judgemental counselling for people who struggle with symptoms of addiction. While social work cannot diagnose, I can most certainly assist you as you continue to explore your challenges at this time.



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

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

London is located in Ontario, Canada. It has a land area of 420.35 square kilometers.  The population of London is 383,822 people with 163,140 households . The population ranking for London is #15 nationally and #6 for the province of Ontario with a density of 913.10 people per sq km. London therapists serve postal code: N6C.