Addiction Therapists in Ottawa, ON.

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

Addiction Counsellor

Centre For Interpersonal Relationships

Registered Psychologists, Therapists, Counsellors

267 O'Connor St., Suite 600, Ottawa, Ontario

The Addiction Psychology Service at the Centre for Interpersonal Relationships is a private, office-based service offering individualized and flexible psychological assessment and treatment of substance use and gambling difficulties. Substance use and gambling are part of the lives of many individuals. Occasionally, some experience problems with their physical and mental health, personal relationships, or school or work as a result of substance use or gambling. CFIR therapists offers scientifically-based, short-term or long-term psychotherapy options to assist clients in changing their substance use or gambling behaviour.

Addiction Counsellor

Meghan Simmons, MSW, RSW

Registered Social Worker

451 Daly Ave, Ottawa, Ontario

I work with adult and adolescent clients who are struggling with a wide variety of addiction issues (e.g. substances, eating, gaming, gambling, sex, etc.), and who are in different stages of working on these issues. Addictions often begin as a way to regulate emotions, or cope with anxiety or pain but sometimes these issues can take on a life of their own. I support clients to examine the role that addiction issues may be playing in their lives, and work with clients to find an approach to recovery that best suits their needs.

Addiction Counsellor

Ros Macdonald, BA, MSW, RSW

Registered Clinical Counsellor

Unit 125 - 2111 Montreal Rd., Ottawa, Ontario

My intention is for you to feel comfortable. I can support you: • Show you ways you can sustain your hope in times when you are in crisis; • To have courage and be better able to look at your available options & choices; • To encourage you to have hope & confidence that you can resolve your issues; and • In your healing & growth. When you ackowledge you have a problem and want to find a solution, you are much closer to resolving it. When you are in a crisis you have the motivation to step out of your old habits that no longer serve you well. I serve adults & young adults 16 + & seniors. I am here to help you.

Addiction Counsellor

Janelle Comtois, MSW RSW

Registered Social Worker

368 - 440 Laurier Avenue West, Ottawa, Ontario

While using a motivational interviewing and stages of change approaches Clients struggling with addictions will set realistic goals in their recovery. In therapy they will work on developing awareness of the triggers that have contributed to their addiction and work on developing better coping strategies to increase their chances of remaining sober or reducing their drug/alcohol intake.

Addiction Counsellor

Arthur Karp, M.Ed; RP, CCC

Registered Psychotherapist, Certified Counsellor

43 Auriga Drive, Ottawa, Ontario

The underlying issues and struggles are explored in a climate of safety and a non-judgmental setting. Whereas difficult feelings are discussed and dealt with but in new and constructive ways. It is with greater self-awareness of their thought patterns and behaviours ensuring accountability that prevents a high risk of relapse. Choosing personal behavioural goals of either abstinence or reduction in defining their successes proves rather empowering.

Addiction Counsellor

Conny Barry, RP, M.Ed. (Counselling), CCC

Can. Cert. Counsellor and Registered Psychotherapist

Ottawa South, Alta Vista, Ottawa, Ontario

In a supportive and empathic environment I help people suffering from an addiction to develop trust, build motivation to change, implement and maintain strategies to change as monitor their recovery process and journey of self-discovery. I work with both cognitive and behavioral techniques on the cycle of addiction as well as insight-oriented methods to develop a healthier and more productive whole person.

Addiction Counsellor

Richard Merrill Haney, M.Ed., Ph.D. (Counselling Therapy)

Couple Counselling/Coaching and Family Mediation Specialist

Bank Street (On the Rideau Canal), 15 Aylmer Ave. (Entrance at the rear door, at 7 Galt St.) , Ottawa, Ontario

In my counselling and hypnotherapy practice when I am working with a person who has addictions I impress upon them the fact that in the true definition of addiction it is a life-long challenge. For example, an alcoholic is an alcoholic for the rest of their life. They can also choose to be "dry" (without alcohol) for the rest of their life. It is actually very important to acknowledge when a person is addicted because then it does not mean that the person is "weak" or not really trying to rehabilitate themselves when they experience a fall-back. It reinforces the necessity of staying away from the addiction because of the serious impact that it has on their career path and social life.

Addiction Counsellor

Liesel Aranyosi, Registered Professional Counsellor

Registered Psychotherapist

Lifesource Medical Centre, 2130 Robertson Rd., Ottawa, Ontario

Addictive behaviors can be really difficult to give up. But, just because it is difficult does not mean it can't be done. We have learned to engage in our addictive behaviors for different reasons and what we have learned can be unlearned. With Cognitive Behavior Therapy, we identify our reasons for engaging in such behaviors and the thoughts that go with it. We get rid of the irratiional and enabling thoughts and replace them with more rational thinking so we start to feel better thus, choose to engage in more fulfilling replacement behaviors. To quit the addictive behavior, we do not have to want to quit. What we have to want is something more than the addictive behavior.

Addiction Counsellor

Suzanne More Kerr, M.A. (C. Psych.), C.C.C.

Marriage & Family & Individual Psychotherapist

301 - 267 O'Connor Street, Ottawa, Ontario

Gaining recovery from addiction will help you to feel empowered and more in control of how your life enfolds. You can begin to proactively choose beneficial goals and outcomes, rather than being at the mercy of a behaviour or a substance. Gaining the ability to live in the present--rather than, consciously or unconsciously, constantly focusing on capturing a future state promised by a substance or behaviour--can offer you new-found appreciation and joy in your everyday surroundings and bring you back to self-love.

Addiction Counselor

Kevin Fleming Ph.D.

Coach/Change Agent/Consultant

At Home or Private Discreet Intensives

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Addiction Counsellor

Susan Top, Susan Top


421 Gilmour Street, Suite 201, Ottawa, Ontario

Any form of addiction (alcoholism, drug abuse, eating disorders, gambling, etc) can be addressed by helping people to learn how to tolerate their emotions. It's not easy to learn, but learning to tolerate having feelings and gaining control over your emotions is a rewarding experience. Sometimes a more in-depth approach is required, in which case I would help you to find a program that would meet your needs.

Addiction Counsellor

Marc Whitehouse, MSW, RSW

Registered Social Worker

563 Gladstone Avenue, Suite 22, Ottawa, Ontario

I have a harm reduction approach to addiction. I am able to work with individuals that are managing their addictions and are wanting to decrease their usage. I can help with developing a plan to avoid triggering situations, developing safety and support plans. I can also help individuals to utilize coping strategies to better deal with powerful thoughts. However, I want to stress the importance of attending a treatment facility if the issues are severe.

Addiction Counsellor

Gerald Joy, RSW, RMFT, CD

Clinical Social Worker and RMFT

53 Shouldice Cresent, Kanata, Ontario

“What is addiction really? It is a sign, a signal, a symptom of distress. It is a language that tells us about a plight that must be understood.” Alice Miller (in; Breaking down the Wall of Silence). “In the search for truth human beings take two steps forward and one step back. Suffering, mistakes and weariness of life thrust them forward, but the thrust for truth and stubborn will drive them forward. And who knows? Perhaps they will reach the real truth at last.” Anton Chekhow (in; The Deal) Conquering addictions is a life long process, filled with pitfalls and temptations. Therapeutic engagement is best thought of as a progression of stages, not in any particular order, but best taken in....

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

Ottawa is located in Ontario, Canada. It has a land area of 2790.30 square kilometers.  The population of Ottawa is nearly 1 million people with 373,756 households . The population ranking for Ottawa is #4 nationally and #2 for the province of Ontario with a density of 334.80 people per sq km. Ottawa therapists serve postal code: K1T.