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.


Krystina Patton, ND, RP
Addiction Counsellor

Krystina Patton, ND, RP

Registered Psychotherapist

418 Eglinton Avenue West, Suite 302, Toronto, Ontario M5N 1A2 | 416-726-9424

We all need strategies to cope. Some of us have sufficient adaptive coping strategies to deal with the pain we have been dealt. Some of us haven't been so lucky. And in the absence of adaptive mechanisms to manage pain, what's left are maladaptive alternatives. Substances don't cause addiction. Pain causes addiction. While abstinence may be an important first step for many, it's at best half the picture. An abstinent person whose still in pain is a person whose white-knuckling sobriety. By working with clients to not only stop the behaviour, but to resolve the pain it's medicating, I help clients move from resisting the urge to not needing the crutch.

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.

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.

Anne Marie Shewfelt, MDiv, RP, RMFT
Addiction Counsellor

Anne Marie Shewfelt, MDiv, RP, RMFT

Registered Psychotherapist, Registered Marriage and Family Therapist

3250 Bloor Street West, Etobicoke, Ontario M8X 2X9 | 416-901-1199

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.

Julie Freedman, MSW, RSW, PhD (c)
Addiction Counsellor

Julie Freedman, MSW, RSW, PhD (c)

Registered Clinical Social Worker, Psychotherapist

5-315 Avenue Road, Toronto, Ontario M4V 2H2 | (416) 901-4600

My approach is supportive, empathetic and, above all, pragmatic. While I believe that understanding the past is essential, change occurs in the present. I will challenge you to be an active partner in therapy and to work toward ongoing insight, growth, and positive change both in and outside of sessions. With a background in addictions, trauma, abuse, grief and mental health, I believe that everyone deserves the right to be heard and that change is always possible. Over the past 15 years I have worked with individuals and families of varying backgrounds, ages and cultures. I offer both harm reduction and abstinence based approaches to addiction therapy.

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.

Sarah Chana Radcliffe, M.Ed., C.Psych
Addiction Counsellor

Sarah Chana Radcliffe, M.Ed., C.Psych

Psychologist

3130 Bathurst St. Suite 211, Toronto, Ontario M6A 2A1 | 416-785-8046

I can help those suffering from various addictions by addressing the stress and emotional distress that underlies and maintains addictive behaviors. I employ a wide range of innovative interventions including Mindfulness-Based Psychotherapy, EMDR, Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT), HeartMath and others.

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

University of Toronto, TST Building 47 Queens Park Cres E, Toronto, Ontario M5S 2C3 | 18006993396

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

Ken Walton, M.Ed. -  B.A.
Addiction Counsellor

Ken Walton, M.Ed. - B.A.

Registered Psychotherapist

211 Danforth Ave. , Toronto, Ontario M4K 1N2 | 416-659-1617

In our healing relationship we will stop your addiction, and discover a new life full of healing and growth. Using specific proven therapeutic methods, we will work together to stop your addiction. I understand, addictions can be debilitating, yet you can overcome it. You have the strength to do it, and we will walk together until you get to the other side. Finding the right therapeutic relationship is really important, therefore your path will start with a free consultation. Contact me to start your healing journey. www.kenwalton.org ken@kenwalton.org 416-659-1617

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

386 Huron Street., Suite 200, Toronto, Ontario M5S 2G6 | 416-305-0050

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.

Natasha Sandy, MA
Addiction Counsellor

Natasha Sandy, MA

RP (Qualifying)

TS Medical Centre - 692 Euclid Avenue, Toronto, Ontario M6G 2T9 | (416) 779-4123

I view addiction as the mis-use of substances (e.g. drugs or alcohol) or the engaging in extreme behaviors (e.g. sex, work, dis-ordered eating), as ways to numb mental/emotional/spiritual pain. I approach substance mis-use from a harm reduction perspective and I do not judge. I also do not buy into the massive drug hysteria fueled by the media. I understand the temporary relief that people seek when in distress. I do not demonize drugs because some are natural, necessary medicines that we sometimes need (i.e. chronic & terminal physical pain). I focus on the "why" of your drug use and work WITH you to figure out how to better cope with your distress and live the life you want.

Jaime Saibil, M.A.
Addiction Counsellor

Jaime Saibil, M.A.

Registered Psychotherapist & Cognitive behavioural therapist

180 Bloor street west, Toronto, Ontario M5S 1T6 | 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.

Lesli Musicar, M.Ed., Counselling Psychology
Addiction Counsellor

Lesli Musicar, M.Ed., Counselling Psychology

Registered Psychotherapist

348 Danforth Avenue, Suite 215, Toronto, Ontario M4K 1N8 | 416-779-2749

Using substances or activities in an obsessive and/or compulsive manner is a way of trying to escape ourselves. We do these things for good reason, but we don't always know why. This is where I come in. I will help you to find alternative ways of calming and nurturing yourself. And then I will help you to face the demons you are running from. With my support, you will learn to be a good parent to yourself. As you repair your relationship with yourself, your relationships with others will grow. You will no longer feel banished to a lonely world of one. And you will once again feel connected to yourself and the wider community around you.



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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.