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.

Cynthia Brady, BSW, MA, RSW
Addiction Counselor

Cynthia Brady, BSW, MA, RSW

Registered Social Worker and Psychotherapist

Available for Online Therapy

Dealing with addiction is not easy. Addictions can put barriers between people and their relationships, families, work, and well-being. When the source of addiction becomes more important than everything else, it is time to seek help. I have worked with people from all walks of life: those who are working, with families; those who have experienced chronic homelessness as the result of their addictions; and those who are concerned about increased use of a substance or behaviour (drugs/alcohol/sex/gambling/shopping, etc.). I work with clients from a harm reduction perspective, in order to minimize the damage that a substance or behaviour is causing in a person's life.

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.

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.

Anna Marson, M.A., RP, CCC, Heartfulness Psychotherapy
Addiction Counsellor

Anna Marson, M.A., RP, CCC, Heartfulness Psychotherapy

Psychotherapist

2275 Lake Shore Blvd. W., Etobicoke, Ontario M8V 3Y3 | 647-861-1262

I have had extensive experience working in front-line settings such as Vancouver’s Downtown East Side in the addictions field and have become highly familiar working with both abstinence-based and harm-reduction approaches to addiction and concurrent mental health concerns. It’s important to me that my approach is client-centred, meaning that I work from the individual client’s goals and degree of readiness. My therapeutic approach integrates mindfulness, CBT, the Stages of Change Model, and trauma counselling. I also help clients explore the underlying factors contributing to the addictive behaviours and teach alternative coping strategies in order to promote lasting change.

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.

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

478 Huron Street., Suite 202, Toronto, Ontario M5R 2R3 | 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.

Bojena Kelmendi, M.S.W. R.S.W.
Addiction Counselor

Bojena Kelmendi, M.S.W. R.S.W.

Registered Social Worker, Therapist

Available for Online Therapy

Addiction often overtakes whole lives and keeps its victims in captivity taking away the joy and freedom. I work with you and support you to fight it off and rebuild your life. You develop skills to effectively cope with cravings, how to go through your emotions during rough time with no judgement, and keep moving forward towards healing the relationship you have with yourself and the relationships with the close ones and begin to savor the taste of life, free of addiction.

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.

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.

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

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.

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.

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.

Mia Sheard, RP, BA, Gestalt, Supervisor
Addiction Counsellor

Mia Sheard, RP, BA, Gestalt, Supervisor

Registered Psychotherapist

Pape & Danforth, Toronto, Ontario M4K 3K8 | 6474014887

I work with people with addictions. Most of us are addicted to something. It's natural to want to feel good. Most addictions start from a place of pain -- an uncomfortable feeling, such as shame, or not feeling good about who we are. While whatever we're addicted to provides some relief, it doesn't last long, and we are once again back into a cycle of shame, relief, denial, etc. We have a well-developed pattern around our addictions. Together we will explore breaking your patterns as a necessary step in breaking the addiction, and look at how your core beliefs are impacting your view of yourself, and your relationship with others.

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.

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....

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.

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.

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

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.

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.

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.


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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.