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.

Cara Briscoe, RP
Addiction Counselor

Cara Briscoe, RP

Registered Psychotherapist

Available for Online Therapy

Addiction is a multifaceted challenge, and understanding its roots is key to recovery. While I do not offer therapy sessions for addiction, we have several addiction specialists at Psychotherapy Collective who are available to schedule a free 15-minute consultation with you to ensure they are the proper fit for your journey. Visit our profiles at https://www.psychotherapycollective.ca/our-team

Barry Johnston-Spooner, M.Ed., R P
Addiction Counsellor

Barry Johnston-Spooner, M.Ed., R P

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.

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

Russell Stagg, MA, MC, LCT,RP

Licensed Counselling Therapist, RP

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.

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.

Donald Hill, M. Div., M. Th., RMFT, RP
Addiction Counselor

Donald Hill, M. Div., M. Th., RMFT, RP

Registered Psychotherapist

Available for Online Therapy

Addiction is a multifaceted challenge, and understanding its roots is key to recovery. While I do not offer therapy sessions for addiction, we have several addiction specialists at Psychotherapy Collective who are available to schedule a free 15-minute consultation with you to ensure they are the proper fit for your journey. Visit our profiles at https://www.psychotherapycollective.ca/our-team

Heather Awad, MCP, RCC
Addiction Counselor

Heather Awad, MCP, RCC

Registered Clinical Counsellor

Available for Online Therapy

What emotions are your addiction trying to mask? What are you escaping from? Is your addiction costing you your relationship, your family, your work? Your addiction or dependency, is serving a purpose. Let’s explore, understand and uncover what that purpose is and what the core issues are. It’s time to lead a healthier and more intentional life.

Kelly Appleby, MSW, RSW
Addiction Counsellor

Kelly Appleby, MSW, RSW

Registered Social Worker, Psychotherapist

111 Waterloo Street, Suite 301, London, Ontario N6B 2M4 | (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.

David Grand, MSW, RSW, PhD(c)
Addiction Counsellor

David Grand, MSW, RSW, PhD(c)

Registered Social Worker

1135 Adelaide Street (North), London, Ontario N5Y 5K7 | 519-640-5252

I view addiction from a holistic perspective, taking the entire person into account when providing therapeutic support. While addiction can emerge through a biological predisposition, it is also often related to how we have learned to cope with and navigate life’s challenges. I approach intervention from a trauma-informed perspective, helping clients to understand where addictive behaviour is being used to cope with unresolved emotional challenges. I also help clients to identify new ways of coping and develop healthier behaviours that contribute positively to well-being.

Kevin Alderson, Ph.D.
Addiction Counselor

Kevin Alderson, Ph.D.

Registered Psychologist (Alberta and Ontario)

Available for Online Therapy

[I OFFER VIDEO SESSIONS THROUGHOUT ALBERTA AND ONTARIO]. I know what it is like to be an addict. I have been in recovery from my addiction for several years now. I am also an international expert in this field. My American textbook called “Addictions Counseling Today: Substances and Addictive Behaviors” was published recently. I have been a practicing psychologist since 1986. If you need a competent psychologist, book now at https://app.acuityscheduling.com/schedule.php?owner=14249112

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

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

Registered Psychotherapist

4992 Colonel Talbot Rd, London, Ontario N6P 1B6 | 519-878-4545

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.

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.

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.

Mia Pintus, MSW RSW
Addiction Counsellor

Mia Pintus, MSW RSW

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.

Michelle Gibson, MSW,RSW
Addiction Counsellor

Michelle Gibson, MSW,RSW

Registered Social Worker and Psychotherapist

18 Becher St, London, Ontario N6C 1A3 | 15199133201

When we experience difficult times, it can be easy to turn to substances and distractions to numb the pain. This is a natural protective strategy. Some clients seek to stop this completely, while others seek to find a way to better manage their current use. Our aim is to find out what is best for you. If you feel stuck and could use support, read out to use and let's explore where to start.

Monika Georgieva, RP
Addiction Counselor

Monika Georgieva, RP

Registered Psychotherapist

Available for Online Therapy

Addiction is a multifaceted challenge, and understanding its roots is key to recovery. While I do not offer therapy sessions for addiction, we have several addiction specialists at Psychotherapy Collective who are available to schedule a free 15-minute consultation with you to ensure they are the proper fit for your journey. Visit our profiles at https://www.psychotherapycollective.ca/our-team

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.

Kristie Brassard, MSW, RSW
Addiction Counsellor

Kristie Brassard, MSW, RSW

Clinical Director, Registered Social Worker, Psychotherapist & Guide

London, Ontario N5V 0A2 | 1-844-612-6505

One of our lovely psychotherapists, Cher, has spent the majority of her career supporting folks struggling with addiction and addictive behaviours. It’s something she’s passionate about! Using a variety of therapeutic interventions and a harm reduction approach, she supports her clients to discover and develop their version of a happy and healthy life. This may include helping people gain new perspectives and strategies for addressing struggles with interpersonal relationships, facing difficult emotions, healing past wounds, and exploring and understanding one’s self in new ways. She greets each of her clients with non-judgment and meets you where you’re at.


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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 523,000 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.