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.


John Henderson, B.Sc., M.Div., M.Th., RMFT, RP
Addiction Counsellor

John Henderson, B.Sc., M.Div., M.Th., RMFT, RP

Registered Psychotherapist, Couple & Sex Therapist

116 Thomas Street, Oakville, Ontario L6J 3A8 | 905 847-0955

Let's go for a beer. Not a problem. But lots of substances can turn into addictions when they affect behaviours and take over a person's life. Alcohol, cigarettes, gambling, drugs (cocaine, heroin, ecstasy, abuse of prescription meds), pain-killers, internet pornography and marijuana with misuse can all create problems and be a way of escaping problems. Trauma, especially in childhood, often gets linked to an addiction problem. If you notice you can't abstain, develop cravings, have little control over behaviour, you may have developed an addiction in response to life's stressors. Getting help early can save your brain from damage later on.

Nancy Potts, M.A. C.Psych
Addiction Counsellor

Nancy Potts, M.A. C.Psych

Registered Clinical Counsellor

#4 456 Woodview Road, Burlington, Ontario L7N 2Z9 | 647 227 1714

We all have patterns that take on a life of their own; drive us toward harm rather than good. Addiction is most usefully understood in this way. It can show up as a substance or behaviour that may merely draw our attention too often or dominate our waking hours. All addiction arises from attempts (conscious or not) to survive otherwise unbearable situations by distracting ourselves from thoughts or feelings that we become deeply afraid to face. Through increased awareness and understanding of what we are running from, building our resilience & developing skills to face those buried experiences, you can become whole again and get back in control of your choices.

Cynthia Brady, BSW, MA, RSW
Addiction Counselor

Cynthia Brady, BSW, MA, RSW

Registered Social Worker and Psychotherapist

Available for Online Therapy

Dealing with addiction is not easy. Addictions can put barriers between people and their relationships, families, work, and well-being. When the source of addiction becomes more important than anything else, it is time to seek help. I have worked with people from all walks of life: those who are working, with families; those who have experienced chronic homelessness as the result of their addictions; and those who are concerned about increased use of a substance or behaviour (drugs/alcohol/sex/gambling/shopping, etc.). I work with clients from a harm reduction perspective, in order to minimize the damage that a substance or behaviour is doing to a person's life.

Sarah Schlote, MA, RP, CCC, SEP
Addiction Counsellor

Sarah Schlote, MA, RP, CCC, SEP

Registered Psychotherapist, Canadian Certified Counsellor, Somatic Experiencing Practitioner

5420 Highway 6 North, rooms 338-351 (East Entrance), Guelph, Ontario N1H 6J2 | 519-265-4681

We view addictions compassionately, as a symptom of unresolved emotional pain or trauma, and offer an alternative to traditional AA/12-step models. Our therapists can support you in the journey towards processing and healing the underlying hurts that are resulting in addictions as a coping strategy. Together, we can build the emotional regulation, distress tolerance and impulse management skills on the inside that can reduce the reliance on addictions on the outside, so that pain isn't so overwhelming. We are trauma-focused and can help you navigate the complex interplay of shame, triggers, anxiety, secrecy, codependency, body sensations, relationship dynamics and relapse patterns.

Krystle Pierre, RP, CCC, MSc
Addiction Counsellor

Krystle Pierre, RP, CCC, MSc

Registered Psychotherapist

1011 Upper Middle Rd E, Oakville, Ontario L6H 4L2 | 905-849-9915

Many addictions stem from underlying issues or experiences that an individual has gone through in the past. By exploring these experiences, clients are able to better understand why they may have turned to substances or unhealthy coping mechanisms to deal with these issues. I strive to help clients develop more healthy coping mechanisms, build a more desired future and redevelop severed or strained relationships from their past.

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

Luisa Anoja, MSW, RSW
Addiction Counsellor

Luisa Anoja, MSW, RSW

Registered Social Worker

235 Lakeshore Road East, Oakville, Ontario L6J 1H7 | 289-837-3227

Addiction meets an inner need, it fills a void like nothing else can. Unfortunately, this addiction is probably unhealthy and is having consequences on your body, on your relationships and/or at your place of work. I can help you identify what that need that you're trying to fill is, as well as offer you better strategies to fill that void; instead of your addiction. If you're ready to finally make a change, I can be there to guide you through it and progress to where you would like to be. You decide if now is the time to prioritize yourself and make positive changes to your life.

Bruce Taylor, BA, BEd, MDiv, MA, CCC, CSAT
Addiction Counsellor

Bruce Taylor, BA, BEd, MDiv, MA, CCC, CSAT

Individual Couple Family Counsellor, Sex Addiction Counsellor

161 Waterloo Ave, Guelph, Ontario N1H 3H9 | 519.766.2575

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: www.btaylorsolutions.ca.

Reta Walker, MCC
Addiction Counsellor

Reta Walker, MCC

Registered Counsellor

11 - 1155 North Service Road West, Oakville, Ontario L6M 3E3 | 905-510-4082

Admitting that you have a problem is the first step to managing an addiction. The next step is to reach out for help and get support to discontinue the addiction. The journey from addiction to recovery has challenges and multiple research studies point out that the people who are most successful are those who utilize support consistently. The focus of my work with clients who want to discontinue an addiction is relapse prevention; helping individuals develop a lifestyle without substance use.

Bayridge Counselling Centre- Oakville
Addiction Counsellor

Bayridge Counselling Centre- Oakville

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

Ingrid Dresher, RP, MSc(hon)
Addiction Counsellor

Ingrid Dresher, RP, MSc(hon)

Registered Psychotherapist (College of Psychotherapists of Ontario)

Eglinton and Kipling (two minutes east of Highway 427), Etobicoke, Ontario M9R 1Y4 | (416) 487-9129

Addictive behaviours may feel like comfort to the vacuum left by aloneness or detachment. The feeling of aloneness can start early. Children require a lot of emotional interaction to develop trust that their needs for support and caring will be met. If they don’t experience positive attachments, they may turn their needs for love and caring into physical cravings, which are easier to fill, and develop relationships with their addictions because they're more in control of them than those they look to for love and attention. I create a therapeutic environment in which individuals can deepen their understanding of their feelings and learn to trust their inner resources to connect with others.

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.

Henry Gulabh, M.A., RP, (C) OACCPP, (C) ICADC
Addiction Counsellor

Henry Gulabh, M.A., RP, (C) OACCPP, (C) ICADC

Certified Counsellor/ Certified Addictions Therapist

345 Lakeshore Road E, Suite 208,, 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 are vital in the process of positive change sustained by strategies to prevent relapse. My experience shows that underlying issues must be addressed.


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Oakville is located in Ontario, Canada. It has a land area of 138.89 square kilometers.  The population of Oakville is 193,832 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.