Addiction Therapists in Pickering, ON.

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


Mitra Gholamain, Ph.D. C. Psych
Addiction Counsellor

Mitra Gholamain, Ph.D. C. Psych

Registered Psychologist

In M4T 1X3 - Nearby to Pickering.

Many research studies have confirmed that addictive behaviors are usually caused by underlying feelings of anxiety. In other words, if you have developed an addictive behavior (i. gambling, substance dependency, etc), there is great likelihood that you experience excess feelings of worry and anxiety. Psychotherapy can specifically offer you strategies to manage the addictive behavior while helping reduce the feelings of anxiety that fuel and perpetuate the addictive behavior. Typically therapeutic modalities that help anxiety management (Mindfulness stress reduction, EMDR) have promising effects on treating various types of addiction.

Gayle McGuire, MDiv, RP
Addiction Counsellor

Gayle McGuire, MDiv, RP

Registered Psychotherapist

In M1V 0B8 - Nearby to Pickering.

I have experience working with persons struggling with various kinds of addiction such as drugs and/or alcohol. Together we work towards a more secure future as you learn ways to manage your addictions and build a healthier and happier life. I will walk alongside you through this process and help you to move towards a positive future. I provide a compassionate and caring atmosphere to work with you.

Vicki Nishihama, R.P.
Addiction Counsellor

Vicki Nishihama, R.P.

Registered Psychotherapist & Marriage & Family Therapist

In L3Y 6M7 - Nearby to Pickering.

I like to encourage people to develop a "Healthy Circle of Care". My approach utilizes various community services and support. We will begin with harm reduction; explore your addiction cycle; work on increasing your awareness; develop a plan to make healthier choices and explore your resistance to change. If your ready for meaningful change, give me a call.

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

In L1N 8L9 - Nearby to Pickering.

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.

Brian Stather,  MRE BEd, RP, CSFT, MFT
Addiction Counsellor

Brian Stather, MRE BEd, RP, CSFT, MFT

Registered Psychotherapist

In M1H 1B2 - Nearby to Pickering.

With the fast pace and challenges of life, you do not have to face them alone. Sometimes you need a helping hand and a friendly ear to talk to. It's my passion to help people. I offer counselling and psychotherapy for individuals, couples and families. I work with clients to improve their resiliency, and uncover their strengths using a client centered approach and different modalities to meet needs .

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.

Anne Marie Shewfelt, MDiv, RP, RMFT, CCFT
Addiction Counsellor

Anne Marie Shewfelt, MDiv, RP, RMFT, CCFT

Registered Psychotherapist, Registered Marriage and Family Therapist, Certified Couple and Family Therapist

In M6S 1N6 - Nearby to Pickering.

Research indicates there can be both a biological and emotional element to addictions. Addictions can flow through families and can go hand in hand with ADHD as a result of genetic based nutritional deficiencies. An addiction can therefore represent a self-medicating boost in the stimulation of dopamine and other neurotransmitters, creating a desire for more. As research into addictions continues understanding has also grown around the role of relationships in addictions. While unsatisfying relationships and negative emotional dances can be at the root of addiction, healing connected relationships and resolving negative emotional patterns can also facilitate choices which stop the addiction.

Todd Kaufman, B.A., B.F.A., M.Div., R.P.
Addiction Counsellor

Todd Kaufman, B.A., B.F.A., M.Div., R.P.

Psychotherapist, Anxiety Specialist, Neuroplastic Change Coach

In M5S 2C3 - Nearby to Pickering.

Addiction can be a real challenge to beat - and most often my patients have tried everything from cold turkey to AA. There's a new way of thinking about addiction that can inform your treatment with powerful outcomes. Recent research out of Simon Fraser University in Vancouver BC Canada has us approaching treatment and sobriety in a more comprehensive way that is well beyond just AA or those white knuckle approaches. Let's sit down and talk. If you are sick and tired of being sick and tired, it is time for change - and let's work together to see if this new approach can finally make the difference for you. 1-800-699-3396

Mia Sheard, RP, BA, Gestalt, Supervisor
Addiction Counsellor

Mia Sheard, RP, BA, Gestalt, Supervisor

Registered Psychotherapist

In M4K 3K8 - Nearby to Pickering.

I work with people with addictions. Most of us are addicted to something. It's natural to want to feel good. Most addictions start from a place of pain -- an uncomfortable feeling, such as shame, or not feeling good about who we are. While whatever we're addicted to provides some relief, it doesn't last long, and we are once again back into a cycle of shame, relief, denial, etc. We have a well-developed pattern around our addictions. Together we will explore breaking your patterns as a necessary step in breaking the addiction, and look at how your core beliefs are impacting your view of yourself, and your relationship with others.

Jeff Packer, MSW, RSW, RP
Addiction Counsellor

Jeff Packer, MSW, RSW, RP

Registered Masters Level Social Work Counsellor & Psychotherapist

In L1M 1Z5 - Nearby to Pickering.

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

Victoria Lorient-Faibish, RP, MEd, CCC, BCPP, RPE
Addiction Counsellor

Victoria Lorient-Faibish, RP, MEd, CCC, BCPP, RPE

Registered Psychotherapist, Holistic Psychotherapist, Canadian Certified Counsellor

In M5R 1A9 - Nearby to Pickering.

I have found that the holistic psychotherapy model plus the 12 step model has been extremely effective to deal with addictions of all kinds. The comprehensive approach that touches upon the family of origin traumas, anxiety, depression, insecurities and relationship issues leaves no stone unturned. Victoria Provides brief and long-term Transformational Holistic Psychotherapy, Motivation and Inspiration, Parts Integration Therapy, Stress Reduction, New Decision Therapy™, Couples Therapy, Polarity Therapy, Reiki and Trauma Therapy with adults. Victoria uses a variety of items from a wide menu including: Traditional talk therapy: Giving space for the client to explore and express feelings, own....

Valiant Recovery, CCCCA
Addiction Counsellor

Valiant Recovery, CCCCA

Residential Addiction Program

In M5E 1W7 - Nearby to Pickering.

Addiction is a complex disease that affects the functioning of the brain and body. It causes serious damage to families, relationships, communities and workplaces. Common symptoms of addiction include loss of control, preoccupation with using, continued use despite consequences, failed attempts to quit, high tolerance and withdrawal. At Valiant Recovery, our specialty is addiction treatment, and we offer services such as professional intervention, detoxification, 30, 60 or 90-day residential rehabilitation, and a sober living program for our alumni. Addiction can be effectively prevented, treated and managed with the help of our expert addiction specialists.

Christina Simonetti, MA, RP
Addiction Counsellor

Christina Simonetti, MA, RP

Registered Psychotherapist

In L4K 0G7 - Nearby to Pickering.

I have years of experience working with those suffering from addictions. Addictions can be very challenging to overcome and relapse can be common. Learning to identify the underlying patterns and reasons why one may be experiencing this can help to transform the individual and stop the pattern. I approach each person as an individual--unique and whole, deserving to be treated as more than just a condition.

Michael Sa'd, M.S.W., R.S.W., CSFT
Addiction Counsellor

Michael Sa'd, M.S.W., R.S.W., CSFT

Registered Clinical Social Worker, Counsellor, Certified Solution-Focused Therapist

In M5R 2R3 - Nearby to Pickering.

Addiction impacts mental and physical health and can deteriorate relationships and your overall quality of life. Working together, I can help you manage your addiction and understand and contain the distress that causes this behaviour in the first place. The use of a strengths based, harm reduction approach, incorporating Motivational Interviewing (MI), Cognitive behavioural Therapy (CBT), Solution Focused Breif Therapy (SFBT), and Humanistic strategies, I can help you to understand the origins of your addiction and help you cultivate insight about your triggers and help you harness your inner strengths to master your emotions and increase your self-esteem.

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

In L3R 5L7 - Nearby to Pickering.

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.

Erin Griffin, MA, CCC, RP
Addiction Counsellor

Erin Griffin, MA, CCC, RP

Registered Psychotherapist

In M6R 2L2 - Nearby to Pickering.

Addiction is often born of a coping strategy that has gone awry and taken over much of our lives.I t's not only devastating to the individual with the addiction, but can cause significant harm to our family and friends. It's no wonder why feelings of shame can be so strong when it comes to addiction. Change is not only possible, but likely when you have the right support and are truly ready.

Cindy Hayen, PhD, Registered Psychotherapist
Addiction Counsellor

Cindy Hayen, PhD, Registered Psychotherapist

Registered Psychotherapist, RP

In L4S 0B2 - Nearby to Pickering.

Are you experiencing difficulties with alcohol and substance use or abuse? Are you concerned that you have an addiction? Perhaps you are family member or friend who is concerned that someone close to you has an addiction. In therapy, we can explore your alcohol or drug use and its impact on your life and relationships. Together we can look at what decisions might be beneficial for you and your goals and we can work to unearth what is underlying some of the choices you have made and continue to make in your life. As a non-judgmental, caring professional, I can work with you to help reach the goals you set for yourself. I provide support and guidance to concerned family members and friends.

Nidhi Gupta, R.I.H.R, Dip. BSc (Hons), RPc
Addiction Counsellor

Nidhi Gupta, R.I.H.R, Dip. BSc (Hons), RPc

Regd. Psycotherapist: Individuals, Teens, Couples, Families

In M3J 2C4 - Nearby to Pickering.

Addictions are a cry for help. I don't focus on the addiction, but the problem underneath the addiction, such a abandonment, family relationship issues, loneliness, unresolved grief, family secrets, rigid family rules, verbal or non-verbal. I uncover the reasons why the person became addicted, and then focus on new ways to replace the addiction with more healthy coping stances.

Terri-Lynn Langdon, MSW, RSW
Addiction Counsellor

Terri-Lynn Langdon, MSW, RSW

Master of Social Work Counsellor/Therapist

In M5R 1V9 - Nearby to Pickering.

I have previously worked in the feild of substance abuse. I use a harm reduction philosophy and provide an empathic environment for you to process your pain/emotions. I also help people co-create a plan to reduce their use or change their use for the better that is best for them. Many people with substance abuse difficulties also have mental health issues which I can also help with. I can also assit with co-creating a relapse prevention plan.

Stacey Gorlicky, RP
Addiction Counsellor

Stacey Gorlicky, RP

Stacey Gorlicky Registered Psychotherapist and Addictions Counsellor

In M4N 3N1 - Nearby to Pickering.

I am a Psychotherapist and Addictions Counsellor and having been through an addiction myself I understand what it takes to work through an addiction. I have built up a number of tools and modalities to teach others to gain strength and self-esteem. Addiction is a very broad topic, one that can't be written in a few sentences. I have the confidence in my abilities to help you through your addiction(s) I will create a safe environment for you and your loved ones while going through your challenging time. If you’re not sure if you have an addiction, feel free to call or email me. I have the patience and understanding to meet your needs where ever you’re at today.

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

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

Counsellor/Therapist

In L3P 2A6 - Nearby to Pickering.

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....

Liane Odze-Silver, MA, RP
Addiction Counsellor

Liane Odze-Silver, MA, RP

Registered Psychotherapist

In M6C 3H1 - Nearby to Pickering.

Clients benefit by learning to identify and manage triggers for use, by finding new strategies for dealing with cravings, urges, thoughts, feelings, people, places, and things. Underlying reasons for use can be explored so that clients can better understand the dynamics of their use. Stabilization is achieved by working on goals for use and on maintaining these goals. Slips and relapses are treated as opportunities to learn and grow. A Harm Reduction model is used. Client and therapist work together in this caring non-judgmental space to identify the stage of change and to increase motivation for a healthy life. Clients benefit from learning how to reach out to others for support.

Robert T. Muller, Ph.D., C.Psych.
Addiction Counsellor

Robert T. Muller, Ph.D., C.Psych.

Clinical Psychologist

In M4Y 1E1 - Nearby to Pickering.

Approaches to addressing addictions really vary from one treatment setting to another. My approach focuses on helping people manage their addictions. Not everyone chooses abstinence, and not everyone needs to. In fact, for many problem drinkers learning to become a controlled drinker can offer a more sustainable way of living. I tend to work with people to help them manage their addictions in a way that is sustainable, and in a way that works for their personal situation.

Mazda Kahnamuyipour, RP/CRPO, Diploma/ GIT
Addiction Counsellor

Mazda Kahnamuyipour, RP/CRPO, Diploma/ GIT

Registered Psychotherapist

In M6E 1M4 - Nearby to Pickering.

We may find a sure way out of anxiety with certain habits or substances, a way to reduce stress, to bring in some ease and calm, to escape from boredom, to create temporary joy and excitement. If it becomes unbearable for the people around us, if we become concerned about our health, and our lives outside the momentary satisfaction with our addictions become increasingly difficult or perhaps even intolerable at times, seeking help will be a necessary step. In therapy we will connect with the shame, anger, anxiety, sadness or fear from which we escape to addiction and find healthier ways to explore and express them. Together we will create new tools and a support system to prevent relapse.

Todd Hayen, PhD, RP
Addiction Counsellor

Todd Hayen, PhD, RP

Registered Psychotherapist

In L3P 0A6 - Nearby to Pickering.

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.



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Pickering is located in Ontario, Canada. It has a land area of 231.55 square kilometers.  The population of Pickering is 91,771 people with 30,919 households . The population ranking for Pickering is #61 nationally and #29 for the province of Ontario with a density of 396.30 people per sq km. Pickering therapists serve postal code: L0H.