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.


Addiction Counsellor

Jaime Saibil, M.A.

Registered Psychotherapist & Cognitive behavioural therapist

180 Bloor street west, Toronto, Ontario

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.

Addiction Counsellor

Robin Long, C.A., M.Ed.

Masters in Counselling Psychology

1504 Yonge St. 3rd floor, Toronto, Ontario

Addictions seriously impact our lives and make it difficult to through our days. By understanding the underlying reasons behind developing the addiction in the first place, we can identify and deal with these concerns and reduce/eliminate the need for the addiction itself. By engaging in "self-acceptance" surrounding our behaviours during this healing process, we are more likely to have a positive self-concept throughout this journey. We want to stop "needing" the substance we are addicted to instead of judging the fact that we are addicted.

Addiction Counsellor

Julie Freedman, MSW, RSW, PhD (c)

Registered Clinical Social Worker, Psychotherapist

5-315 Avenue Road, Toronto, Ontario

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.

Addiction Counsellor

Sandra Lewis, MA

Psychotherapist, coach

126 Seaton Street, Toronto, Ontario

I have worked with every kind of addiction in my 15 years of practice, including gambling and internet addictions, porn and sex addictions, substance addictions (cigarettes, food, alcohol, drugs) and shopping addictions. I even worked with a fruit addiction which was eliminated in one session. The desire for the addiction can be dealt with quickly, often in one session, using EFT. The underlying cause of the addiction can take longer to heal, using both EFT and CBT. By longer, I mean a matter of weeks.

Addiction Counsellor

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

Registered Social Worker, Therapist, Counsellor

386 Huron Street, Toronto, Ontario

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.

Addiction Counsellor

Dr. Richard Amaral and Associates, Lori Slaunwhite

Addiction Specialist

1 Chestnut Hills Crescent, Suite 6, Toronto, Ontario

Often times, coping strategies such as drugs and alcohol, misuse of medication, gambling and sex no longer provide the escape or relief that they once did. Their use may be causing distress for either you, your employer or those who you care about. You may be reading this wondering if you have a problem, or perhaps you are sure that you do. Both are great places to start. Together, and through the creation of a safe space, we will work to explore your concerns and thoughts, creating a plan on how to get you to where you want to be. I use a trauma informed, strength-based approach to establishing the goals of treatment and next steps.

Addiction Counsellor

Lesli Musicar, M.Ed., Counselling Psychology

Registered Psychotherapist

348 Danforth Avenue, Suite 215, Toronto, Ontario

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.

Addiction Counsellor

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

Clinical Psychologist

114 Maitland Street, Toronto, Ontario

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.

Addiction Counsellor

Tammy Laber, MA, MACP, OACCPP, RP

Coach and Counsellor, Registered Psychotherapist

Pape and Danforth, Toronto, Ontario

Have drugs or alcohol taken over your life? Are your relationships and/or work suffering? Do you need help to learn other ways to feel good? Let's talk about how you can get back in control of your life. You don't have to go right to the bottom before you start on new and better path... and the sooner we help you feel good about yourself again, the sooner you'll experience joy in living.

Addiction Counsellor

Ingrid Dresher, RP

Registered Psychotherapist (College of Psychotherapists of Ontario)

Toronto West, Ontario

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.

Addiction Counsellor

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

Registered Psychotherapist

211 Danforth Ave. , Toronto, Ontario

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

Addiction Counsellor

Terri-Lynn Langdon, MSW, RSW

Master of Social Work Counsellor/Therapist

Eight Branches Healing Arts Centre, 358 Dupont Street, Toronto, Ontario

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.

Addiction Counsellor

Mitra Gholamain, Ph.D. C. Psych

Registered Psychologist

1300 Yonge Street, Suite 407, Toronto, Ontario

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.



You have Found the Top Therapists for Addiction And Codependency in Toronto, ON.

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

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.