Addiction Therapists in Oakville, ON.

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


Barb Kirkham, R.P.
Addiction Counsellor

Barb Kirkham, R.P.

Registered Psychotherapist

492 Locust Street, Unit 1, Burlington, Ontario L7S 1V2 | (905) 928-7732

Addiction is a cycle that seems impossible to break free from. There is a resilience in you that is more powerful than any struggle. During counselling we’ll work towards an understanding of the role of addiction in your life. What needs is it trying to fulfill? What pain does it try to soothe. Together we will develop a toolbox designed to create a life free form addiction that is full of meaning connection and authenticity.

Henry Gulabh, M.A., OAMHP
Addiction Counsellor

Henry Gulabh, M.A., OAMHP

Mental Health Therapist

345 Lakeshore Road E, Suite 208 Oakville L6J 1J5 / AND at 361 Jackson St. W, Suite 206 Hamilton L8P 1N2, Oakville, Ontario L6J 1J5 | 905 526-1914

Addiction is a process that involves dependence on a substance or behaviour that becomes uncontrollable. It affects loved ones who end up alienated and frustrated. The addicted person often suffers from low self-esteem and negative thinking patterns that need to be examined. I provide a context for understanding the origin of the issues and explore effective strategies to deal with the current addiction and explore new thinking and behaviours that will help usher in a healthier lifestyle. Family and community supports such as AA/NA are vital in the process of positive change sustained by strategies to prevent relapse. My experience shows that underlying issues must be addressed.

Bojena Kelmendi, M.S.W. R.S.W.
Addiction Counselor

Bojena Kelmendi, M.S.W. R.S.W.

Registered Social Worker, Therapist

Available for Online Therapy

Addiction often overtakes whole lives and keeps its victims in captivity taking away the joy and freedom. I work with you and support you to fight it off and rebuild your life. You develop skills to effectively cope with cravings, how to go through your emotions during rough time with no judgement, and keep moving forward towards healing the relationship you have with yourself and the relationships with the close ones and begin to savor the taste of life, free of addiction.

Rob Stanley, MACP
Addiction Counsellor

Rob Stanley, MACP

Psychotherapist

603 Argus Road, Suite 205, Oakville, Ontario L6J 6G6 | 905-208-6463

For some clients, managing the use of drugs and alcohol is a potentially destructive area of their life. Managing these concerns requires knowledge, patience and persistence on the part of both the client and the therapist. Helping a client remain focused on their ultimate goal—be it sobriety, abstinence, or simply reducing the harm from their substance use—is a vital aspect of addiction counselling. Once these goals are in focus, clients need to be supported using evidence-based techniques which help them create healthy personal boundaries as they deal with the underlying issues beneath their addiction.

Bayridge Counselling Centre- Oakville, Clinic
Addiction Counsellor

Bayridge Counselling Centre- Oakville, Clinic

Individual, Couples, and Family Counselling

345 Lakeshore Road, East, Unit 309, Oakville, Ontario L6J 1J4 | 905-319-1488

If we do something repeatedly, that we would rather not do, then we have an addiction. The problem with addictions is that people get hurt. The addicted person may not recognize the seriousness of their situation, but eventually both the addict and their loved ones suffer tremendously in a state of helplessness. Many families have been destroyed from addictive behaviour such as substance addiction (drugs/alcohol), gambling, sexual addictions, gaming/internet addictions. A counsellor can help. Workshops, groups, individual or family counselling can assist in breaking the devastating cycle of addiction. Coping skills and emotional awareness to negotiate compelling urges and compulsive in

Isabel Thorman, M.A.
Addiction Counsellor

Isabel Thorman, M.A.

Registered Psychotherapist, RP

603 Argus Road, Suite 209, Oakville, Ontario L6J 6G6 | 416-436-3470

While I do not offer specialized addiction counselling, I do work with clients who present with addiction issues that are causing challenges in their relationships. I offer clients information about addiction, including common signs and symptoms, potential consequences, and available treatment options so that they can better understand their struggles and feel motivate to seek specialized help. I provide a supportive environment, acknowledge clients' challenges and validate their experiences without judgment.

Ryta Marie Peschka, RP
Addiction Counselor

Ryta Marie Peschka, RP

Registered Psychotherapist

Available for Online Therapy

While substance use typically begins as recreational activity it can become habit forming and often develops addictive behaviors interfering with other areas of our lives, such as relationships, jobs, and finances. To increase awareness and insight into the reasons for using, I offer evidence-based treatment while providing you with options along the continuum of the Harm Reduction approach towards abstinence. We will explore any underlying emotional needs and relationships. By gaining insight to any ambivalent thoughts and feelings around changing patterns of substance misuse I will support you in the setting and achieving of personal goals. Schedule a free consultation today.

Jonathan Christink, B.A., M.Ed.
Addiction Counsellor

Jonathan Christink, B.A., M.Ed.

Registered Psychotherapist

345 Lakeshore Rd East, Unit 309, Oakville, Ontario L6J 1J4 | 905 319 1488

Addiction is a very complex issue, and it doesn’t take a rocket scientist to know that the impacts of addiction are far reaching. While there are many factors that contribute to addictions, it is imperative to learn about emotional regulation in order to learn how to manage them. Individuals struggling with addictions find themselves in a continuous viscous cycle fighting uncomfortable emotions. Individuals continue with addictions because drugs, alcohol, gambling, etc. provide immediate and temporary relief from their environment and their painful emotions. My focus with addiction counselling is teaching emotional regulation and behavioural modification strategies.

Sara Sherstobitoff, RP
Addiction Counselor

Sara Sherstobitoff, 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

Kevin Waldbillig, MACP
Addiction Counsellor

Kevin Waldbillig, MACP

Registered Psychotherapist

2010 Winston Park Drive, Oakville , Ontario L6H 5R7 | 289-937-1716

Addiction is also used to explain the experience of withdrawal when a substance or behaviour i.e. gambling is stopped. However, experiencing enjoyment or going through withdrawal do not in themselves mean a person has an addiction. Because the term “addiction” is commonly used in such a vague way, there have been many attempts to define it more clearly. The definition used here refers to problematic use of a substance such as alcohol.One simple way of describing addiction is the presence of the 4 Cs: -craving -loss of control -Compulsion to use -use despite consequences

Bayridge Counselling Centre, Counselling Centre
Addiction Counsellor

Bayridge Counselling Centre, Counselling Centre

Individual, Couples, and Family Counselling

345 Lakeshore Rd. East, Unit 309, Oakville, Ontario L6J 1J4 | 905-319-1488

If we do something repeatedly, that we would rather not do, then we have an addiction. The problem with addictions is that people get hurt. The addicted person may not recognize the seriousness of their situation, but eventually both the addict and their loved ones suffer tremendously in a state of helplessness. Many families have been destroyed from addictive behaviour such as substance addiction (drugs/alcohol), gambling, sexual addictions, gaming/internet addictions. A counsellor can help. Workshops, groups, individual or family counselling can assist in breaking the devastating cycle of addiction. Coping skills and emotional awareness to negotiate compelling urges and compulsive in

Resilient Cactus Psychotherapy, MA, RSW
Addiction Counselor

Resilient Cactus Psychotherapy, MA, RSW

Psychotherapist

Available for Online Therapy

We are social beings who thrive when we feel connected to others. When we are unable to connect with our loved ones, we feel painful disconnection. These feelings of disconnection can lead us to explore other strategies to feel good, even temporarily. The use of substances or addictive behaviours can temporarily reduce our feelings of emotional and physical pain while increasing our sense of pleasurable feelings. Because it is temporary, we must continue to engage in these addictive practices to cope with feeling disconnected, and our use becomes more problematic and destructive. Together, we will explore the disconnection that is driving the addictive behaviour.

Insight Neuropsychotherapy, Counselling, and Supervision, PhD, RP
Addiction Counsellor

Insight Neuropsychotherapy, Counselling, and Supervision, PhD, RP

Kate Harper, PhD, RP Registered Psychotherapist (CRPO) & Clinical Supervisor

Oakville, Ontario L6K 3X5 | 4163151418

Often, the focus of addictions counselling is abstinence. But my treatment philosophy focuses on getting at the feelings that lie beneath the symptom - the symptom of addictions or substance use. Substances or any addictive behaviors are driven by painful hurt, trauma, and losses/grief and working through these issues I can help you to better understand the role of substances in your life. You don't have to do this alone.

Elaine Stirling, RP
Addiction Counselor

Elaine Stirling, 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


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

Oakville is located in Ontario, Canada. It has a land area of 138.89 square kilometers.  The population of Oakville is 233,700 people with 66,269 households . The population ranking for Oakville is #27 nationally and #12 for the province of Ontario with a density of 1395.60 people per sq km. Oakville therapists serve postal code: L6H.