Addiction Therapists in Markham, ON.

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


John Schurmann, B.A. Psych, B.S.W. (Hon), M.S.W.
Addiction Counsellor

John Schurmann, B.A. Psych, B.S.W. (Hon), M.S.W.

Social Worker, Psychotherapist, ADD Specialist, Life Coach

199 Snowdon Cir., Markham, Ontario L3P 7S7 | 905-944-1711

Addiction is extremely complicated, painful and overpowering. You're a great person! One who wishes to have a 'normal life'. But it's not happen. You're trapped, unable to break the chains. You have tried your very best to break the chains, but they are too strong, too big. This is where I come in. Allow me to help you. The 2 of us have a greater chance to break the chains than you have by youself. I have seen many people secure themselves from various types of addiction(s). Call me. I will coach you to freedom.

Angela Colangelo, MA, RP
Addiction Counsellor

Angela Colangelo, MA, RP

Registered Psychotherapist

Markham Road/Hwy 48, Markham, Ontario L6E 1A3 | 647.955.8539

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.

Hanit Isakovan, M.A., R.P., OAMHP
Addiction Counsellor

Hanit Isakovan, M.A., R.P., OAMHP

Registered Psychotherapist

Woodbine Av / 16th Av, markham, L3R 0K1 |

Cognitive-behavioural therapy (CBT) techniques for addictions are used in the form of reinforcement and conditioning as learning processes in the development of addictive behaviours. There are various skills that clients learn to identify and change problem behaviours to reduce or abstain from drug use. This entails monitoring early warning signs for drug or alcohol cravings, identifying high-risk environments and situations associated with substance use, exploring negative consequences of continued substance use, and developing effective strategies for coping with temptations to use and avoiding triggering high-risk environments.

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

Todd Hayen, PhD, RP
Addiction Counsellor

Todd Hayen, PhD, RP

Registered Psychotherapist

50 Wellington St East, Aurora, Ontario L4G 1H5 | 905 418 0246

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.

Richard Amaral, Ph.D., C. Psych.
Addiction Counsellor

Richard Amaral, Ph.D., C. Psych.

Registered Psychologist

9889 Markham Rd. (Hwy 48), Unit 211, Markham, Ontario L6E 0B5 | 416-931-9502

Have you wondered if you drink, use drugs, or engage in problem behaviours too much? Do you often get into arguments and conflicts over your alcohol use, drug use, or gambling habits? Have you ever felt guilty about some of your habits? If so, you may want to look at where you fall on the spectrum of addiction, and learn some new strategies for re-gaining control over your life.

Christine Sternat, M.A., RP (Cert.) OACCPP
Addiction Counsellor

Christine Sternat, M.A., RP (Cert.) OACCPP

Counsellor/Therapist

68 Peter Street, Markham, Ontario L3P 2A6 | 905-471-1829

Not sure you need to or want to change your substance use? Do you find it is causing a problem in any of work, finances, family, relationships, health and happiness? Do you worry your use will affect your future for you or a loved one? Addiction counselling can help you initiate and maintain change in order for you to live your life that is more productive and fulfilling. With a supportive, encouraging and non-judgmental approach Christine works alongside with you to meet a goal to reduce your use or quit. To initiate change you will gain an understanding of the purpose substance use has played in your life and/or in your relationships. You will learn to identify triggers that lead to use. You w....

Herman Chow, RP, RMFT, CCFT
Addiction Counsellor

Herman Chow, RP, RMFT, CCFT

Registered Psychotherapist & Registered Marriage & Family Therapist

Suite 600, 15 Allstate Parkway, Markham, Ontario L3R 5B4 | 416-953-4072

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.

Ron Wyse, RP, RMFT; DD, ThM, MDiv, BA
Addiction Counsellor

Ron Wyse, RP, RMFT; DD, ThM, MDiv, BA

Registered Psychotherapist; Registered Marriage and Family Therapist

1 Valleywood Drive, Markham, Ontario L3R 5L7 | 416-998-8506

We can get adicted to anything that makes us feel good! Especially living in an "addictively oriented" society, it is easy for anyone to become addicted to a variety of things, like substances, relationships, processes, etc. I help people understand the process of addictions, and together we can work to overcome both the addiction itself, as well as learning to deal with the usually very human desires which are feeding it. The goal is to be able to life with, or through, the good and the bad without getting stuck in unhelpful ways of coping with life's challenges.

Phyllis Ng, MA, RP, CCC
Addiction Counsellor

Phyllis Ng, MA, RP, CCC

Registered Psychotherapist

200 Cachet Woods Court, Unit 220, Markham, ON L6C 0Z8, Markham, Ontario L3R 9S6 | 647-293-7344

Is your substance/gambling/internet/game addiction get in your way to perform your best in school/work, maintain good life style, and sustain healthy relationships? Addictions counselling will help you aware the roots of the problem in order to learn coping strategies to redevelop a balanced life style. You will also regain the control of your life so that you can achieve your life goals according to your new priorities.

Elaine Hoi Ling Lam, M.A., R.P.
Addiction Counsellor

Elaine Hoi Ling Lam, M.A., R.P.

Registered Psychotherapist

8787 Woobine Aveune, Unit 227, Markham, Ontario L3R 9S2 | 647-490-6520

If you are reading this profile, you are probably concerned about your addiction issues to the point that you want to seek help. You are probably sensing that you are losing control over your addictive behaviours. You are likely struggling with the impacts of your addiction on your daily functioning, such as school, work, sleep, concentration etc.. I would like to applause your courage to seek help. This is a significant sign of your readiness to acknowledge your issues and make the changes. Addiction is an avoidance behaviour that try to draw our attention to the underlying issues we need to work on. Don't hesitate to reach out and get the help you need now.

LifeCycle Counselling, MPE, MACP, RPQ
Addiction Counselor

LifeCycle Counselling, MPE, MACP, RPQ

Registered Psychotherapist

Available for Online Therapy

In a person who becomes addicted, brain receptors become overwhelmed. The brain responds by producing less dopamine or eliminating dopamine receptors — an adaptation similar to turning the volume down on a loudspeaker when noise becomes too loud. Therapists work with clients from diverse backgrounds who have various addiction disorders such as drug, alcohol and gambling addictions, etc. Throughout this process, therapists continually review, assess and document their clients' progress and follow up post-treatment.

Stefan Milosevic, MA
Addiction Counsellor

Stefan Milosevic, MA

Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying)

Markham, Ontario L4E 0R6 | 1 (647) 249-6812

In order to understand addictions, we have to first understand that it is a symptom of a much larger issue. By working with me through their addiction, clients often find that they get to the root of the issue that may be causing relapses or active addictions. Clients often develop new ways to cope with what is going on around them and begin to understand certain aspects of themselves that maintains the addiction cycle. Once they discover these aspects and reprocess certain memories, living in recovery becomes much more attainable.

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.


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

Markham is located in Ontario, Canada. It has a land area of 212.35 square kilometers.  The population of Markham is 328,966 people with 102,676 households . The population ranking for Markham is #16 nationally and #7 for the province of Ontario with a density of 1549.20 people per sq km. Markham therapists serve postal code: L3P.