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.


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.

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....

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.

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

Mitra Gholamain, Ph.D. C. Psych

Registered Psychologist

1300 Yonge Street, Suite 407, Toronto, Ontario M4T 1X3 | (416) 792-5141

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.

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.

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

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

Masters in Counselling Psychology

1504 Yonge St. 3rd floor, Toronto, Ontario M4T 1Z6 | (416) 485-5243 x 224

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.

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.

Matt Cahill, RP
Addiction Counsellor

Matt Cahill, RP

Registered Psychotherapist

#210-260 Spadina Avenue, Toronto, Ontario M5T 2E4 | 416.873.7828

There are many (many) perspectives on addiction. Most of the funding that goes into addiction research takes a disease-centred approach, and I'm not entirely convinced that is the healthiest way to look at it (or at least I would contend that it's not the only way). And there are many sorts of addictions that a client might develop, depending upon the substance (and the "substance" could be anything ranging from alcohol to internet pornography). An addiction is an unhealthy relationship that we can't let go of (for various reasons), and psychotherapy is a way to allow us to look at our triggers and try to piece together what "healthy" looks like.

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

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

Dr. Richard Amaral and Associates, RP, CSAT(4), HSC, NADA-RT
Addiction Counsellor

Dr. Richard Amaral and Associates, RP, CSAT(4), HSC, NADA-RT

Registered Psychotherapist, Addiction Specialist

1 Chestnut Hills Crescent, Suite 6, Toronto, Ontario M9A 2W3 | (416) 937-5501

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.

Samuel Cheng, M.Div, RP, RMFT
Addiction Counsellor

Samuel Cheng, M.Div, RP, RMFT

Registered Psychotherapist

45 Sheppard Ave East, Toronto, Ontario M2N 5W9 | 647-689-2322

When it come to addictions, and particularly substance abuse, it often requires a team approach to helping to deal with addictions that can include a medical team and/or accountability groups. My role would typically be that of helping you understand the role of addictions in your life, and begin to face the difficult issues that you have otherwise been avoiding through addictive behaviours and/or substance abuse. As you heal from your hurt and pain, you will gain true confidence and empowerment as you gain restoration of your soul. If you are ready to face this, I look forward to hearing from 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.