Addiction Therapists in Whitby, ON.

Counselling for addiction and codependency in Whitby, ON. Help for alcohol and substance abuse, pornography, sex and internet addiction, gambling, and compulsive spending.


Douglas Lane Smith, B.A, M.A., Ph.D., C.Psych.
Addiction Counsellor

Douglas Lane Smith, B.A, M.A., Ph.D., C.Psych.

CLINICAL AND SPORTS PSYCHOLOGY DOCTOR

867 Bradley Drive, Whitby, Ontario L1N 8L9 | 905-430-3538

Dr. Smith has spent the last 3 decades removing his own addictions to smoking, alcohol,sweets and anger along with hundreds of clients in the same and added areas. Dr. Smith believes that it takes one to know one and that you can't fake it if you ain't been there before. Dr. Smith's approach is practical, effective and field tested. Dr. Smith knows that addictions are tied to deeply buried emotional wounds and they need to be excavated, accepted and chipped away until healthy substitutes are cultivated and installed.

Kevin Fleming Ph.D.
Addiction Counselor

Kevin Fleming Ph.D.

Coach/Change Agent/Consultant

At Home or Private Discreet Intensives

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.

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.

Charlene Hinds, RP Qualifying
Addiction Counsellor

Charlene Hinds, RP Qualifying

Registered Psychotherapist Qualifying

101 Mary Street Suite 302 A, Whitby, Ontario L1N 2P2 | 289-314-2419

People who struggle with addiction often get caught up in a shame cycle. The urge to use can be overwhelming, leading to relapse. Guilt and shame can build up from relapsing. People may feel they've let others down or they may be ashamed at their weakness. This low feeling of self-worth can lead once more to destructive behaviours. Addiction can help ease the pain but it also interferes with living life to its fullest. I will work with you to get out of the shame cycle and start to feel good about yourself again. Of note, this type of therapy is suitable for those that are sober / not actively using.

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.

Deborah MacDonald, RP, RPC,MPCC, ATC
Addiction Counsellor

Deborah MacDonald, RP, RPC,MPCC, ATC

Registered Psycotherapist, Master Practitioner in Clinical Counselling

129 Byron Street North, Suite 200B, Whitby, Ontario L1N 4M8 | 905-706-7712

When we are battling addiction we are out of control and unable to create the life that we truly want to live. We each have very unique and personal reasons that have led us into an addictive lifestyle. But know that there is a way to move through the addictive cycle and gain control of what is important and desirable. Deborah will work along side you to help you through this journey. Choose a different journey today...

Jeff Packer, MSW, RSW, RP
Addiction Counsellor

Jeff Packer, MSW, RSW, RP

Registered Masters Level Social Work Counsellor & Psychotherapist

58 Rossland Road West, Suite 211, Oshawa, Ontario L1G 2V5 | 905-571-7441

Merriam-Webster’s definition states: Addiction: a strong and harmful need to regularly have something (such as a drug) or do something (such as gamble). The key word is harmful. In this light, one could even postulate people can be addicted to arguing and fighting, to the chemicals released from the adrenal gland during "fight or flight"? Did you know the actual term “addiction” was originally used in the slave trade? (S. Luper-Foy C. Brown (ed.) (1994). Drugs, Morality, and the Law. Garland). When a slave was sold to the “owner”, they were said to be addicted to their master which meant “tied to”. Well, if you and I can be tied to something… yes… we can be untied! www.jeffpacker.com


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Thank you for visiting our Ontario page of therapists in Whitby 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 Whitby, ON is a vital part of recoverey and healing. We are ready to help, let's get started.

Whitby is located in Ontario, Canada. It has a land area of 146.66 square kilometers.  The population of Whitby is 128,377 people with 43,529 households . The population ranking for Whitby is #41 nationally and #20 for the province of Ontario with a density of 875.40 people per sq km. Whitby therapists serve postal code: L1R.