Addiction Therapists in Puslinch, ON.

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


Eddy St Jean, CC
Addiction Counsellor

Eddy St Jean, CC

Awakening Coach

In L5N 8M1 - Nearby to Puslinch.

Addiction is a complex disease, often chronic in nature, which affects the functioning of the brain and body. It often comes with some serious ramification on families, relationships, education, employments to name a few. The most common symptoms of addiction are severe loss of control, continued use despite serious ramifications, preoccupation with using, failed attempts to quit, tolerance and withdrawal. Addiction can be effectively prevented, treated and managed with the help of a professional coach combined with family and peer support. Research and experience have shown that sustained change takes time and practice to create a lasting abstinence. As a coach, I help clients figure out the steps required to reach their desired outcome, while...(view profile to read more)

Sanjay (Jay) Rao, BSc.,MS Psy.
Addiction Counsellor

Sanjay (Jay) Rao, BSc.,MS Psy.

Licensed Therapist

In L9C 7N4 - Nearby to Puslinch.

Addictions grip both the mind and the body in ways that feel unrelenting. When caught up in the cycle, it may seem like recovery is out of reach. However, in the comfort of a caring, empathetic, non- judgmental therapist who understands the link between your brain and addictive behaviours, new patterns and routines of adaptive living can be enabled. As a therapist who embodies these qualities and is knowledgeable in replacing old habits with ones that will enrich your life, my goal is to assist you every step of the way in ensuring this is the reward for your commitment.

Sharleen McDowall, Psy.D., C.Psych
Addiction Counsellor

Sharleen McDowall, Psy.D., C.Psych

Registered Psychologist

In L6X 0G9 - Nearby to Puslinch.

At MCCG we provide addiction counselling for those who feel they have lost their way and are struggling to gain control in their lives. Our therapists provide empathic support and guidance, along with a nonjudgemental atmosphere, to help those who want to make a change. We are committed to helping you implement the changes necessary for long term success.

Shane Smyth, RP
Addiction Counsellor

Shane Smyth, RP

Registered Psychotherapist

In N1H 2W8 - Nearby to Puslinch.

Recovery from addiction is often fraught with many difficulties. Having a supportive, accountability partner in the form of an experienced therapist who has lived experience of addiction and recovery can help improve positive outcomes and maintain recovery. Reducing self judgement and shame is vital to sustaining recovery and having a safe space to process these emotions is something I am happy to provide.

Laura May Culver, MSW, RSW, MA
Addiction Counsellor

Laura May Culver, MSW, RSW, MA

Registered Clinical Social Worker

In N1G 2W1 - Nearby to Puslinch.

There are many types of Addiction. When addiction habit has become 'the boss' in your life and you want to take control back, I can help. I support people at all stages of change with addictions, including support for those in Recovery. Whether you are at the stage where you are starting to think about making a change with your habits or you are sure you must change in order to live the healthy and happy life you want, I can be your guide from where you are at.

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

Nancy Potts, M.A. C.Psych

Registered Clinical Counsellor

In L7N 2Z9 - Nearby to Puslinch.

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.

Jacqueline Guigue-Glaspell, M.S.W.;R.S.W.
Addiction Counsellor

Jacqueline Guigue-Glaspell, M.S.W.;R.S.W.

M.S.W.;R.S.W.

In N1G 0A6 - Nearby to Puslinch.

The strength it takes to tackle an addiction is admirable. Shame and guilt hover over us as we try to dig out of the cycle of self abuse. We will together examine both your capacity and motivation to make change and set goals based on where you are at now. We can start this work together today and we can always involve others as needed along the way as you want. Your struggle is admirable and I want to share that my respect for those facing an addiction issue or supporting someone who is great. If you are struggling or hat help to support someone who is please do connect.

Bayridge Counselling Centre- Hamilton
Addiction Counsellor

Bayridge Counselling Centre- Hamilton

Individual, Couples, and Family Counselling

In L9C 7N4 - Nearby to Puslinch.

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

Hari Chettiar, M.A., R.P., CRPO
Addiction Counsellor

Hari Chettiar, M.A., R.P., CRPO

Registered Psychotherapist

In N1H 3W5 - Nearby to Puslinch.

During distressing times, some people use substances as a way to cope. In counselling, you will have a space to explore the reasons for why you have addictive behaviours. Together, we will explore the distress that you are feeling and the underlying emotions that are fueling your addiction. I will work with you to develop emotion management strategies and alternative coping strategies that are healthier.

Stuart Cameron, MSW, RSW
Addiction Counsellor

Stuart Cameron, MSW, RSW

Registered Social Worker, Psychotherapist

In N1H 2W7 - Nearby to Puslinch.

I have lived experience with overcoming addiction and discuss this openly with those I work with. I work with clients with where they’re at and collaboratively work towards their goals around addiction. I have a deep understanding of the twelve-step model and can work with clients who want to incorporate both more or less of this approach. I believe the substance or behaviour someone is addicted to is often the symptom and not the “problem”.

Rita France, BRE, MDiv, RP (Qualifying)
Addiction Counsellor

Rita France, BRE, MDiv, RP (Qualifying)

Psychotherapist (Qualifying)

In N1T 1N9 - Nearby to Puslinch.

Addiction comes in many packages. Many people who suffer from addiction may suffer from multiple layers of addiction. Addiction is a condition in which a person engages in the use of a substance or in a behavior for which the rewarding effects provide a compelling incentive to repeatedly pursue the behavior despite detrimental consequences. Because addiction affects the brain’s executive functions, individuals who develop an addiction may not be aware that their behavior is causing problems for themselves and others. Over time, pursuit of the pleasurable effects of the substance or behavior may dominate an individual’s activities. In some cases a referral may be made.

Bill Huggins, Ph.D.
Addiction Counsellor

Bill Huggins, Ph.D.

Therapist / Counsellor

In L6X 1K4 - Nearby to Puslinch.

Addiction usually has two dimensions: the effects of the habit and the reason for starting the habit.With backup medical assistance we will identify the triggers for your behaviour. We will change your thinking and actions around your behaviour cycle. If you are honest and transparent about the addiction with your hard work, our support and community based agencies, if needed, success will be attainable.

Tim Tentcher, CSW
Addiction Counsellor

Tim Tentcher, CSW

Registered Clinical Counselor

In N1E 4E1 - Nearby to Puslinch.

Learning to control patterns is the key to helping an addiction. We need to work with someone who has been there and knows the games our mind play. In my teens, I was heavily into drugs. I have been clean for 40 years now! But I am still needing to work a recovery plan. Before I went into private practice I worked at the Homewood Health Cr in Guelph. Sex addiction, gambling, drugs, and alcohol are my area of expertise. Addiction is the Homewoods specialty. Faith in something beyond yourself is key to healing. As a trained interfaith counselor I can support you to build faith in yourself and something beyond yourself. I can see you within 3 days there is no runaround or wait. ACT NOW!

Tracy Kennedy, MSW, RSW
Addiction Counsellor

Tracy Kennedy, MSW, RSW

Registered Clinical Social Worker

In N1E 4J3 - Nearby to Puslinch.

Whether you are feeling ambivalent, contemplating a change or already making changes, I work collaboratively with my clients and truly listen to what their needs and wishes are. I meet them where they are at and I do not judge or pressure them to make changes they are not ready to make. Together we can examine your current substance use and your goals for the future. I offer free 15 minute initial consults. Call 519-265-6963 to book now!

Jessica Ricci, MA, RP
Addiction Counsellor

Jessica Ricci, MA, RP

Registered Psychotherapist

In L7J 1G8 - Nearby to Puslinch.

We all strive to avoid painful experiences and we can use a variety of things to take away our pain. However our downfall begins when we continuously rely on this vice to feel something, to get rid of a painful emotion, or to control our reality. I specialize in treating substance addictions where drugs or alcohol are holding you in place despite your best intentions to break the cycle. When in treatment, I see you as a multifaceted person, looking beyond the addiction as a small component of your identity and self-worth. I want to work with you to accept instead of fighting the past, embrace the present moment, move past relapse, and commit to your personal goals of recovery.

Keleigh Anderson, BA, OCGC, CCPS- Candidate
Addiction Counsellor

Keleigh Anderson, BA, OCGC, CCPS- Candidate

Registered Psychotherapist

In L7N 3P3 - Nearby to Puslinch.

The term “addict” is commonly shrouded in judgement, guilt, shame, and remorse. I want to introduce you to a different understanding of addiction while providing insight into your actions. I offer a safe space to share your story and the tools to help you move beyond addiction. I can help to uncover subconscious blocks on the journey of healing from addiction or from a loved one’s addiction. No situation is hopeless, regardless of the addiction (sex, drugs, alcohol, gambling, food), change is possible. We are powerful beings and regardless of our past hurts, we are all worthy of love and healing. We are all good enough as is to deserve peace, happiness and freedom from the urge to use. To Partners of Sex Addicts: Have you just experienced discovery?...(view profile to read more)

Mark Laing, B.A. Honours Psychology
Addiction Counsellor

Mark Laing, B.A. Honours Psychology

In L9C 7N4 - Nearby to Puslinch.

I have helped literally thousands of men who struggle with pornography addiction and the grief it brings to their marriage. The toxicity of shame and secrecy help keep this struggle private until caught. This addiction is not an easy one to win against on your own and needs the attention of a therapist. Most men have no idea why they are so locked into this addiction. In the last few years, women too are becoming increasingly more caught in the web of porn addiction, equally with no idea why. Although porn addictions look sexual they are often another issues being acted out sexually. This is where I have been so successful in helping people with this addiction and find the freedom they want.

John Shippam, MCC. Professional counsellor
Addiction Counsellor

John Shippam, MCC. Professional counsellor

Master of Counselling. Registered Counsellor.

In L9T 6C9 - Nearby to Puslinch.

Addiction cannot be completely understood by education alone. So many people are instructed to just stop doing it or just break the habit. Neural pathways once formed provide us with the equivalent to wheel ruts that in our thinking that we default to time and time again. We can with behaviour modification haul ourselves out of the wheel rut, but that wheel rut remains there waiting for us to fall back into when we are vulnerable in moments where we choose to medicate ourselves with our own addiction. Understanding how to rid ourselves of the wheel rut is part of the dual diagnosis addressing addictions - all of them.

Janeen Weatherhead, MA, RP
Addiction Counsellor

Janeen Weatherhead, MA, RP

Registered Psychotherapist

In N1H 2W7 - Nearby to Puslinch.

I am able to help with substance, alcohol & process addictions such as shopping, gambling, sex, porn and so on. The benefit to working with me is that I am a recovering addict of 10 years, so I understand how hard it is to ask for help and to try and change. I also understand the complex layers of addiction and the battle to stay clear of it. And I most definitely understand the guilt and shame associated when we are engaged in our addiction and what it does to the people that love us the most. I have years of experience with addictions and mental health issues. I believe in both abstinence and harm reduction as an approach to addictions. Call for a FREE 30 minute consultation today.

Carol Ann Rowland, MSW, RSW
Addiction Counsellor

Carol Ann Rowland, MSW, RSW

Registered Clinical Social Worker

In L9T 3T5 - Nearby to Puslinch.

Is there a substance or activity that is getting in the way of your happiness? Are others around you expressing concern? Are your relationships, work, or health starting to suffer? I would like to help. Simply stopping using substances or addictive behaviours isn't enough. Together we will find solutions to help you to create new patterns of coping that you can feel good about and help to get you more of what you want from your life.

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.

Steve Wilding, B.A., M.A.
Addiction Counsellor

Steve Wilding, B.A., M.A.

Therapist

In L7N 3P3 - Nearby to Puslinch.

Dialectical Behavioral Therapy has been adapted to show benefits with addictions. A primary focus with DBT is noting that unwanted thoughts and behaviors are learned and reinforced. Our sessions will aim to identify and break the negative reinforcement cycle. This approach uses counselling and builds skills that aims to increase feelings of control over dangerous behaviors, experience feelings without avoidance or escape, rebuilding skills for common problems, and finding a sense of connection in the world to move towards happiness.

Chris Polito, MSW, RSW
Addiction Counsellor

Chris Polito, MSW, RSW

Registered Psychotherapist and Social Worker

In N1R 8L5 - Nearby to Puslinch.

Substance abuse or addiction can seriously affect a person’s life. It can cause physical health or mental health problems, financial problems, family or relationship problems and sometimes aggression or legal problems. Left untreated, things often get worse. Motivational counselling helps people recognize the problem and begin to take steps to change. Sometimes addiction and mental health problems occur together; in this case, it is best to treat both. Cognitive behavioural counselling helps to increase awareness and learn skills to cope with stress, triggers and cravings to prevent relapse. With the right help, people can enjoy happy, healthy and productive lives.

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

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

Registered Psychotherapist

In L7N 3P3 - Nearby to Puslinch.

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.

William Stokeld, MA
Addiction Counsellor

William Stokeld, MA

Therapist

In L9C 7N4 - Nearby to Puslinch.

It is very difficult, and it is a process, to make the changes necessary to stop abusing substances or performing an addictive behaviour e.g. gambling. Often there is a misconception that the difficulty in quitting has something to do with moral character or willpower, but nothing could be further from the truth. By the time a substance or behaviour becomes a problem in someone’s life there have been changes in the brain and body that make quitting a complex process. Through exploring the role the substance/behaviour originally played in the life of the individual, the underlying issue creating the feelings the substance/behaviour “soothes” can be determined and a new coping skill learned.



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

Puslinch is located in Ontario, Canada. It has a land area of 214.62 square kilometers.  The population of Puslinch is 7,336 people with 2,705 households . The population ranking for Puslinch is #537 nationally and #187 for the province of Ontario with a density of 34.20 people per sq km. Puslinch therapists serve postal code: N0B.