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.

Addiction Counsellor

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

Registered Psychotherapist

40 Windsor Avenue in Wortley Village, London, Ontario

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.

Addiction Counsellor

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

Registerd Social Worker

286 Central Ave, London, Ontario

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.

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

Nancy Martin, B. A. (Honours), B.Ed, M.S.W, RSW

Registered Social Worker

Will be provided (South London ON), London, Ontario

Although not an addictions specialist, Nancy does have a solid working knowledge of various types of addictions. She can assist you to access resources such as AA, NA and other community groups, as well as specialized addictions counselling. She works from a harm reduction perspective, and helps the client take steps from pre-contemplation to making the decisions to get help to change. She also works with the underlying contributing factors to some addictions, these often including history of trauma and abuse.

Addiction Counsellor

Jack Ferrari, Ph.D., C. Psych.


230 Victoria St., #201, London, Ontario

Addiction often begins as a response to stresses or losses in life, but can rapidly assume a life of its own. The primary task is usually to enhance and support abstinence, although it is not helpful if this turns into a power struggle, or an opportunity for self-deception. But with abstinence as a guiding principle, it is then useful to guide toward alternate activities and social interaction (using support groups and other forms of naturally occurring help) as well as dealing with any emotional triggers of the addictive behaviour, or sequelae of the attempts to abstain. It is usually important to find out about the social/familial context, and any losses or bad feelings that occur there.

Addiction Counsellor

Patricia Berendsen, RMFT, RSW, RP, SEP

Psychotherapist, Registered Marriage and Family Therapist

2-521 Nottinghill Rd. 2nd Floor, London, Ontario

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.

Addiction Counsellor

Emily Beeckmans, B.A., B.S.W., M.S.W., RSW

Emily Beeckmans

141 Wortley Road Unit #2, London, Ontario

All of us experience addiction as part of our daily routine. However, when that addiction takes over and we loose sight of our priorities, it can destroy our lives. When a substance or habits interfere with our logical thinking and we prioritize our need to satisfy that craving over everything else it can ruin our life. Our relationship, families, friends and work can suffer and we often isolate ourselves to feed our addictions without judgment. I offer a safe place to honestly explore the impact of your addiction and to find ways to manage your urges to set you free. An addictions eliminates your ability to choose your actions, I can help you regain your strength to choose a healthy life

Addiction Counsellor

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

Counsellor and Registered Psychotherapist

151B York Street, London, Ontario

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.

Addiction Counsellor

Lynda Martens, MSc. RP, RMFT

Registered Psychotherapist, Registered Marriage and family Therapist

Devonshire Ave, London, Ontario

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.

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.