Addiction Therapists in Oshawa, ON.

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


Jeff Packer, MSW, RSW, RP
Addiction Counsellor

Jeff Packer, MSW, RSW, RP

Registered Masters Level Social Work Counsellor & Psychotherapist

58 Rossland Road West, Suite 211, Oshawa, Ontario L1G 2V5 | 905-571-7441

Merriam-Webster’s definition states: Addiction: a strong and harmful need to regularly have something (such as a drug) or do something (such as gamble). The key word is harmful. In this light, one could even postulate people can be addicted to arguing and fighting, to the chemicals released from the adrenal gland during "fight or flight"? Did you know the actual term “addiction” was originally used in the slave trade? (S. Luper-Foy C. Brown (ed.) (1994). Drugs, Morality, and the Law. Garland). When a slave was sold to the “owner”, they were said to be addicted to their master which meant “tied to”. Well, if you and I can be tied to something… yes… we can be untied! www.jeffpacker.com

David Holan, MA
Addiction Counselor

David Holan, MA

Counsellor & Life Coach

Available for Online Therapy

Addictions are a form of self-medication or self-soothing. When we are stressed or upset about something, we just want to 'feel good.' Addictions are the result of relying for too long on some substance or behavior that 'feels good' - and then turns into a pattern of behavior, or an addiction. The process of therapy for addictions, whether substances, internet porn or other problem behavior that has become an addiction, involves becoming aware of of the 'dis-ease' that resulted in the development of the addiction, and addressing that through your counseling.

Margarete Juliana, RP, PhD
Addiction Counselor

Margarete Juliana, RP, PhD

Registered Psychotherapist and Registered Marriage & Family Therapist

Available for Online Therapy

Addiction brings pain and chaos individuals, couples and families. I see addictions as poor and destructive coping mechanisms and work with individuals and couples to interrupt the behavior and work to process the pain underlying the behavior. I am very familiar with 12 step programs and CSAT work that help individuals and couples make sense out of the addiction. I also work within a complementary framework of attachment and the importance of strong close inter-dependent, not co-dependent relationships with the most important people in one's life, family. Call me for a consult about your particular needs and situation.

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.

Paul Lavergne, M.A.C.P.; O.A.C.C.P.P.; SRT; RP
Addiction Counsellor

Paul Lavergne, M.A.C.P.; O.A.C.C.P.P.; SRT; RP

Registered Psychotherapist

520 Brealey Dr., Peterborough, Ontario K9K 2R7 | 705-868-8896

Addictions can be very difficult to overcome, but there is hope. Clients will gain an understanding of what drives their addictions as well as ways they can overcome them. Many people feel that when the "home" of their life has been ravaged by an addiction, they need to do major renovations, or even tear it down and build a new house. I give you the tools to do that. Very often the addict has a partner that is also affected, and we are here to help them understand and help with recovery. Start on the path to freedom and recovery today. I work a lot with clients engaged in compulsive sexual behaviours such as pornography addiction and see great results in helping them recover.

Douglas Lane Smith, B.A, M.A., Ph.D., C.Psych.
Addiction Counsellor

Douglas Lane Smith, B.A, M.A., Ph.D., C.Psych.

CLINICAL AND SPORTS PSYCHOLOGY DOCTOR

867 Bradley Drive, Whitby, Ontario L1N 8L9 | 905-430-3538

Dr. Smith has spent the last 3 decades removing his own addictions to smoking, alcohol,sweets and anger along with hundreds of clients in the same and added areas. Dr. Smith believes that it takes one to know one and that you can't fake it if you ain't been there before. Dr. Smith's approach is practical, effective and field tested. Dr. Smith knows that addictions are tied to deeply buried emotional wounds and they need to be excavated, accepted and chipped away until healthy substitutes are cultivated and installed.

Deborah MacDonald, RP, RPC,MPCC, ATC
Addiction Counsellor

Deborah MacDonald, RP, RPC,MPCC, ATC

Registered Psycotherapist, Master Practitioner in Clinical Counselling

129 Byron Street North, Suite 200B, Whitby, Ontario L1N 4M8 | 905-706-7712

When we are battling addiction we are out of control and unable to create the life that we truly want to live. We each have very unique and personal reasons that have led us into an addictive lifestyle. But know that there is a way to move through the addictive cycle and gain control of what is important and desirable. Deborah will work along side you to help you through this journey. Choose a different journey today...


You have Found the Top Therapists for Addiction And Codependency in Oshawa, ON.

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Oshawa is located in Ontario, Canada. It has a land area of 145.64 square kilometers.  The population of Oshawa is 159,458 people with 62,595 households . The population ranking for Oshawa is #31 nationally and #15 for the province of Ontario with a density of 1094.90 people per sq km. Oshawa therapists serve postal code: L1G.