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.


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

386 Huron Street., Suite 200, Toronto, Ontario M5S 2G6 | 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.

Anne Marie Shewfelt, MDiv, RP, RMFT
Addiction Counsellor

Anne Marie Shewfelt, MDiv, RP, RMFT

Registered Psychotherapist, Registered Marriage and Family Therapist

3250 Bloor Street West, Etobicoke, Ontario M8X 2X9 | 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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

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 anything 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 doing to a person's life.

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.

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.

Krystina Patton, ND, RP
Addiction Counsellor

Krystina Patton, ND, RP

Registered Psychotherapist

418 Eglinton Avenue West, Suite 302, Toronto, Ontario M5N 1A2 | 416-726-9424

We all need strategies to cope. Some of us have sufficient adaptive coping strategies to deal with the pain we have been dealt. Some of us haven't been so lucky. And in the absence of adaptive mechanisms to manage pain, what's left are maladaptive alternatives. Substances don't cause addiction. Pain causes addiction. While abstinence may be an important first step for many, it's at best half the picture. An abstinent person whose still in pain is a person whose white-knuckling sobriety. By working with clients to not only stop the behaviour, but to resolve the pain it's medicating, I help clients move from resisting the urge to not needing the crutch.



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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.