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.


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.

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....

Alison Taylor, RP (Qualifying), GITDip
Addiction Counsellor

Alison Taylor, RP (Qualifying), GITDip

Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying)

Pape and O'Connor, East York, Toronto, Ontario M4J 2S4 | (437) 747-7195

In Gestalt therapy, we work toward seeing the whole person. This whole-person seeing includes viewing addictive patterns as creative responses to our environment, rather than problems to be fixed/solved directly. We will work together to build new self-supports so that you can ride the waves of anxiety and strong emotion that come with big life changes. We will focus on increasing your awareness about your personal responsibility in the addictive cycle, as well deepening your understanding of how and why you've come to respond to life in these ways.

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.

Lisa Shouldice, RP, MA, CCC
Addiction Counsellor

Lisa Shouldice, RP, MA, CCC

Registered Psychotherapy Clinic

Virtual/Online, Toronto, Ontario M6G 1L5 | 4169536880

Addiction is often a form of self-medicating. There is an experience and related feelings we numb or mute in this way. But it is still there isn't? Alcohol, drugs, compulsive exercise do not make the issues go away, so they resurface and plague us, become a dysfunctional force in our lives. We can begin a healing journey to identity what you avoid by using. We can create a care plan that works for you. We will track your progress, talk about setbacks and ensure the needs met by your addiction are met in other, healthier ways. The team uses a harm reduction model, so if abstinence does not feel real, let's talk about what can feel real. Several members of our team are certified to help

Michelle Gibson, MSW,RSW
Addiction Counsellor

Michelle Gibson, MSW,RSW

Registered Social Worker and Psychotherapist

263 Eglinton Ave W, Toronto, Ontario M4R 1B1 | 5199133201

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.

Kristie Brassard, MSW, RSW
Addiction Counsellor

Kristie Brassard, MSW, RSW

Clinical Director, Registered Social Worker, Psychotherapist & Guide

Toronto, Ontario M5S 0A8 | 1-844-612-6505

One of our lovely psychotherapists, Cher, has spent the majority of her career supporting folks struggling with addiction and addictive behaviours. It’s something she’s passionate about! Using a variety of therapeutic interventions and a harm reduction approach, she supports her clients to discover and develop their version of a happy and healthy life. This may include helping people gain new perspectives and strategies for addressing struggles with interpersonal relationships, facing difficult emotions, healing past wounds, and exploring and understanding one’s self in new ways. She greets each of her clients with non-judgment and meets you where you’re at.

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.

Bianca Pungartnik, MSc
Addiction Counsellor

Bianca Pungartnik, MSc

Registered Psychotherapist and Clinical Counselor

As an addiction counselor, I approach each client with empathy, understanding, and a non-judgmental attitude. My goal is to provide a safe and supportive environment where clients can explore the root causes of their addiction and work towards lasting recovery. I use evidence-based practices and work collaboratively with clients to develop a personalized treatment plan that addresses their specific needs and challenges. Through counseling, clients can gain insight into their addictive behaviors, develop coping strategies for triggers and cravings, and learn skills to manage and maintain their recovery over time.

Resilient Cactus Psychotherapy, MA, RSW
Addiction Counselor

Resilient Cactus Psychotherapy, MA, RSW

Psychotherapist

Available for Online Therapy

We are social beings who thrive when we feel connected to others. When we are unable to connect with our loved ones, we feel painful disconnection. These feelings of disconnection can lead us to explore other strategies to feel good, even temporarily. The use of substances or addictive behaviours can temporarily reduce our feelings of emotional and physical pain while increasing our sense of pleasurable feelings. Because it is temporary, we must continue to engage in these addictive practices to cope with feeling disconnected, and our use becomes more problematic and destructive. Together, we will explore the disconnection that is driving the addictive behaviour.

Laura Kemp-Romas, MA, RP
Addiction Counselor

Laura Kemp-Romas, MA, RP

Registered Psychotherapist & Clinical Director of EnerTherapy

Available for Online Therapy

"Addiction", whether it be over-using drugs, internet, sex, etc., is a means of seeking pleasure in order to mask difficult feelings and thoughts that you may be dealing with. Sometimes, the pain of difficult or traumatic experiences becomes so intense that we unknowingly turn to unhealthy means of gratification. It is my goal to collaboratively, delicately and thoughtfully explore the underlying reasons of your excessive use of drugs, internet, etc., and support the working through and acknowledgement of the feelings and thoughts associated with the underlying reasons. If you are persistent in obtaining health and a happier existence, you will experience healing and release from pain.

Jaime Saibil, M.A.
Addiction Counsellor

Jaime Saibil, M.A.

Registered Psychotherapist & Cognitive behavioural therapist

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.

Pamela Li, RP
Addiction Counselor

Pamela Li, RP

Registered Psychotherapist

Available for Online Therapy

Addiction is a multifaceted challenge, and understanding its roots is key to recovery. While I do not offer therapy sessions for addiction, we have several addiction specialists at Psychotherapy Collective who are available to schedule a free 15-minute consultation with you to ensure they are the proper fit for your journey. Visit our profiles at https://www.psychotherapycollective.ca/our-team



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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.