Addiction Therapists in Toronto, ON.

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


Ingrid Dresher, RP, MSc(hon)
Addiction Counsellor

Ingrid Dresher, RP, MSc(hon)

Registered Psychotherapist (College of Psychotherapists of Ontario)

Toronto West, Ontario M9M 1B9 |

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.

Philip Starkman, MSW, RSW
Addiction Counselor

Philip Starkman, MSW, RSW

Registered Psychotherapist

Available for Online Therapy

Addictions can appear in many forms including substance addictions, internet addiction, sex addiction, gambling addiction, shopping addiction, pornography, social media, excessive exercise, food, etc. Strong cravings with a loss of control can lead people to become addicted in spite of possible dire consequences. Counselling is one of several possible treatments available for addictions. Individual, group and family therapies have been found to be helpful in order to inform a client regarding the harmful effects the addiction may have on themselves, their friends, family and society. Promoting physical, emotional and spiritual well being is often critical for the rehabilitation process.

Yasmin Goldie, RP, RN
Addiction Counselor

Yasmin Goldie, RP, RN

Registered Psychotherapist, Registered Nurse

Available for Online Therapy

Substance Use Disorder (SUD) and Alcohol use disorder (AUD) can affect mental and physical health, relationships, work, and quality of life. There are many factors that contribute to drug and alcohol use and addiction counselling can help a person explore these factors as well discuss motivation to change the cycle of addiction. I use a blend of CBT and DBT to help give practical skills to help with cravings, emotional regulation and thought processes. Addiction counselling works to: • Strengthen a persons self-worth • Develop alternative ways to manage stress • Prepare and manage triggers • Develop skills to help manage cravings • Help with broken relationship

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

14 Prince Arthur Avenue Suite 209, Toronto, Ontario M5R 1A9 | 416-916-6066

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....

Sheena Howard, BScN, MA, RN
Addiction Counselor

Sheena Howard, BScN, MA, RN

RN, Psychotherapist

Available for Online Therapy

My associates and I are specialized in the areas of food, alcohol, and other substance addiction. We have seen firsthand the devastating effects that addiction can have on one's self-esteem, motivation, relationships, and a person's quality of life. Using the evidence-based tools of mindfulness, and acceptance and commitment therapy, myself or my associates will work with you to create a more compassionate state of mind that supports goal-orientated change and relapse prevention.

Evan Wick, EdD, MSW, RSW
Addiction Counsellor

Evan Wick, EdD, MSW, RSW

Couples Therapist, Registered Social Worker and Psychotherapist

717 Bloor Street West, Toronto, Ontario M6G 1L5 | please use email or website to connect

Addiction can have a tremendous impact on an individuals sense of self and other, as well as the relationship between a couple. The addiction may feel like the other "person" within your personal life, or perhaps the life of your marriage or relationship. You have decided you'd like to see what it feels like to seek support. We come into therapy with complex stories and experiences, and there is no "one size fits all". Emotionally Focused Therapy works with the couple to address underlying needs and offers a map for moving forward. For individuals, we will collaborate together and use an integrative approach that you feel comfortable and safe with to begin your journey.

For Health's Sake, RP (Q)
Addiction Counsellor

For Health's Sake, RP (Q)

Registered Psychotherapists (Qualifying)

465 Queen St W, Upper Level, Toronto, Ontario M5V 2A9 | 416-551-7100

In our therapeutic space I believe in a compassionate focused approach where we can build shame resilience and learn to listen to ourself and any parts that may be hurting. Sometimes treating addiction can look like uncovering childhood wounds, or it can be simply building new thoughts and habits around a different lifestyle. Together on our journey, I help with figuring out a recovery plan to best support you through this time, replacing harmful thoughts, emotional regulation skills, and coping mechanisms so we can build a secure foundation to get you to to the space that you want to be in. Baby steps, unconditional positive regard, empathy and encouragement are at the core of my practice.

Stacey Gorlicky, RP
Addiction Counsellor

Stacey Gorlicky, RP

Stacey Gorlicky Registered Psychotherapist and Addictions Counsellor

3080 Yonge Street, Toronto, Ontario M4N 3N1 | 416-804-6375

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.

Jaime Saibil, M.A.
Addiction Counsellor

Jaime Saibil, M.A.

Registered Psychotherapist & Cognitive behavioural therapist

3080 Yonge street, Toronto, Ontario M4N 3N1 | 647-680-4891

My approach to addiction utilizes a variety of methods including psychotherapy, cognitive-behavioural therapy, and emotion-based therapy. In working with addiction, individuals may struggle in different ways, and as a result, the solution needs to be person-specific. My approach includes a root-cause analysis that explores the underpinnings of the addiction towards a sustainable solution for treatment.

Lori-Ann Wesley, M.A., R.P.
Addiction Counsellor

Lori-Ann Wesley, M.A., R.P.

Registered Psychotherapist

55 Eglinton Ave. East Suite 705, Toronto, Ontario M4P 1G8 | 416 208-3178

Any addiction engages in a behavior, for which the rewarding effects provide a compelling incentive to repeat the activity, despite the detrimental consequences. Addiction may involve the use of substances such as alcohol, drugs, nicotine, shopping, food, sex or behaviors such as gambling. There is evidence that addictive behaviors share key neurobiological features: They intensely involve brain pathways of reward and reinforcement, which involve the neurotransmitter dopamine. Working on underlying issues and dealing feelings is the best way out.

Hanit Isakovan, M.A., R.P., OAMHP
Addiction Counsellor

Hanit Isakovan, M.A., R.P., OAMHP

Registered Psychotherapist

561 Eglinton Ave W, Toronto, Ontario M5N 1B5 |

Cognitive-behavioural therapy (CBT) techniques for addictions are used in the form of reinforcement and conditioning as learning processes in the development of addictive behaviours. There are various skills that clients learn to identify and change problem behaviours to reduce or abstain from drug use. This entails monitoring early warning signs for drug or alcohol cravings, identifying high-risk environments and situations associated with substance use, exploring negative consequences of continued substance use, and developing effective strategies for coping with temptations to use and avoiding triggering high-risk environments.

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

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

Clinical Psychologist

114 Maitland Street, Toronto, Ontario M4Y 1E1 | 416-939-6491

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.

Michelle Gibson, MSW,RSW
Addiction Counsellor

Michelle Gibson, MSW,RSW

Registered Social Worker and Psychotherapist

Toronto, Ontario M5B 2R7 | 519933201

When we experience difficult times, it can be easy to turn to substances and distractions to numb the pain. This is a natural protective strategy. Some clients seek to stop this completely, while others seek to find a way to better manage their current use. Our aim is to find out what is best for you. If you feel stuck and could use support, read out to use and let's explore where to start.

Kevin Fleming, Ph.D.
Addiction Counsellor

Kevin Fleming, Ph.D.

Coach/Change Agent/Consultant

Toronto, Ontario M5J 2T3 | 1-877-606-6161

While most treatment approaches to addiction include 12 step programs, rehabs, and now sober living houses, Grey Matters International, Inc. provides a wildly successful alternative to traditional models of addiction treatment----that keeps the brain in mind. That is, talking to the conscious brain while the primal brain is deciding things even before you are consciously aware? Well, that is the problem to solve in addiction. We have the solution utilizing a new cutting edge neuroscience-centered brain rebalancing system. Contact kevin@kevinflemingphd.com or call 877-606-6161.

Anna Marson, M.A., RP, CCC, Heartfulness Psychotherapy
Addiction Counsellor

Anna Marson, M.A., RP, CCC, Heartfulness Psychotherapy

Psychotherapist

Toronto, Ontario M6K 2P8 | 6474927254

I have had extensive experience working in front-line settings such as Vancouver’s Downtown East Side in the addictions field and have become highly familiar working with both abstinence-based and harm-reduction approaches to addiction and concurrent mental health concerns. It’s important to me that my approach is client-centred, meaning that I work from the individual client’s goals and degree of readiness. My therapeutic approach integrates mindfulness, CBT, the Stages of Change Model, and trauma counselling. I also help clients explore the underlying factors contributing to the addictive behaviours and teach alternative coping strategies in order to promote lasting change.


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Toronto is located in Ontario, Canada. It has a land area of 630.20 square kilometers.  The population of Toronto is 2.73 million people with 1.11 million households . The population ranking for Toronto is #1 nationally and #1 for the province of Ontario with a density of 4334.40 people per sq km. Toronto therapists serve postal code: M3B.