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.


Valiant Recovery, CCCCA
Addiction Counsellor

Valiant Recovery, CCCCA

Residential Addiction Program

Toronto, Toronto, Ontario M5E 1W7 | (647) 479-4347

Addiction is a complex disease that affects the functioning of the brain and body. It causes serious damage to families, relationships, communities and workplaces. Common symptoms of addiction include loss of control, preoccupation with using, continued use despite consequences, failed attempts to quit, high tolerance and withdrawal. At Valiant Recovery, our specialty is addiction treatment, and we offer services such as professional intervention, detoxification, 30, 60 or 90-day residential rehabilitation, and a sober living program for our alumni. Addiction can be effectively prevented, treated and managed with the help of our expert addiction specialists.

Steve Rose, PhD
Addiction Counselor

Steve Rose, PhD

Addiction Counsellor

Available for Online Therapy

I help clients gain control over addictions, deepening insight into underlying forces driving the behaviour, and increasing motivation for change. Using Motivational Interviewing (MI) and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), take a collaborative person-centered approach, helping insights emerge throughout the interaction. Throughout the process, clients gain coping skills specifically targeted to their specific situation.

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....

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.

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 Wesolinska Rydzy, MEd, RP
Addiction Counsellor

Anna Wesolinska Rydzy, MEd, RP

Registered Psychotherapist

175 Hampton Avenue, Toronto, Ontario M4K 2Z3 | 416-999-2234

I provide a client centred addiction treatment for individuals and couples who experience addiction, substance use, and resulting life challenges. I offer a safe, compassionate and holistic approach to support long-term recovery. I incorporate Motivational Interviewing and Gestalt interventions as well as existential therapy to create a space for a safe transition back to your family and professional life with the necessary tools for sustained healing.

Erin Griffin, MA, CCC, RP
Addiction Counsellor

Erin Griffin, MA, CCC, RP

Registered Psychotherapist

Roncesvalles Ave, Toronto, Ontario M8V 1C5 | 647-932-8012

Addiction is often born of a coping strategy that has gone awry and taken over much of our lives.I t's not only devastating to the individual with the addiction, but can cause significant harm to our family and friends. It's no wonder why feelings of shame can be so strong when it comes to addiction. Change is not only possible, but likely when you have the right support and are truly ready.

Adrienne Richardson, Ph.D MsED RP OCT
Addiction Counselor

Adrienne Richardson, Ph.D MsED RP OCT

Registered Psychotherapist

Available for Online Therapy

Do you or a loved one need help for alcohol or substance abuse? Are addictions to pornography, sex and/or the internet hurting the people in your life? Do you have a gambling, drug, alcohol, food, sex, work, and/or shopping addiction (s) that are impacting your life? Are you impacted by your family member's addiction? Counselling for addiction and codependency is available. I am an adult child of an alcoholic. I am a recovering addict myself. It takes one to know one, and it takes one to help one! You do not need to struggle alone, let me be your one! I've Got your Back. We can work holistically and also utilize the 12 Steps. Note: I am a Cannabis Friendly Psychotherapist

Asim Ashraf, R. P. Qualifying
Addiction Counselor

Asim Ashraf, R. P. Qualifying

Registered Psychotherapist Qualifying

Available for Online Therapy

Using a behavioural and non-judgemental approach to addictions, we will examine ways to use harm-reduction techniques to explore and alleviate the challenges with addictions. These addictions can include obsessions, internet and pornography, sex, food, substance use, and others. We will map out the extent of the addiction as part of your life systems. We will explore the emotional experience underneath the addiction that motivates one towards disruptive habits as well as change underlying beliefs about self, others and the world.

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.

Mazda Kahnamuyipour, RP/CRPO, Diploma/ GIT
Addiction Counsellor

Mazda Kahnamuyipour, RP/CRPO, Diploma/ GIT

Registered Psychotherapist

124 Morrison Avenue, Toronto, Ontario M6E 1M4 | 416-660-7186

We may find a sure way out of anxiety with certain habits or substances, a way to reduce stress, to bring in some ease and calm, to escape from boredom, to create temporary joy and excitement. If it becomes unbearable for the people around us, if we become concerned about our health, and our lives outside the momentary satisfaction with our addictions become increasingly difficult or perhaps even intolerable at times, seeking help will be a necessary step. In therapy we will connect with the shame, anger, anxiety, sadness or fear from which we escape to addiction and find healthier ways to explore and express them. Together we will create new tools and a support system to prevent relapse.

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.

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

Terri-Lynn Langdon, MSW, RSW
Addiction Counsellor

Terri-Lynn Langdon, MSW, RSW

Master of Social Work Counsellor/Therapist

Eight Branches Healing Arts Centre, 358 Dupont Street, Toronto, Ontario M5R 1V9 | (647)-520-2558

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.

Tammy Laber, MA, MACP, OACCPP, RP
Addiction Counsellor

Tammy Laber, MA, MACP, OACCPP, RP

Coach and Counsellor, Registered Psychotherapist

Pape and Danforth, Toronto, Ontario M4J 1C3 | 416-406-5147

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.

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.

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.

Anne Marie Shewfelt, MDiv, RP, RMFT, CCFT
Addiction Counsellor

Anne Marie Shewfelt, MDiv, RP, RMFT, CCFT

Registered Psychotherapist, Registered Marriage and Family Therapist, Certified Couple and Family Therapist

2248 A Bloor Street West, 2nd Floor, Toronto, Ontario M6S 1N6 | 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.

Tihana Deanovic, RP(Q), HT, CNP
Addiction Counsellor

Tihana Deanovic, RP(Q), HT, CNP

Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying), Hypnotherapist, Certified Nutritional Practitioner

211 Danforth Ave., #3, Toronto, Ontario M4K 1N2 | @Local 437-886-1244 & @Global 1-888-741-5965

Perhaps you're feeling down or anxious - maybe you're unsure about the future of a relationship, or just feel that you aren't living the life you were meant to lead. You may be asking yourself if something needs to change. You may not have the answer to what you’re looking for, but you know the answers you have been given up until now are not working. Whatever your needs may be, I am here to support you every step of the way. Healing is a process of growth and self-discovery and in our sessions, I promote behavioural transformation through various research-based methods that enable a person to "recode" old undesirable brain behaviours by reprogramming them with new attitudes and responses.

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.


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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.