Paul Sussman, Ph.D., L.Psych.(AB), L.Psych.(GA)
Licensed Psychologist, Alberta and Georgia
14307 - 80 Avenue, Edmonton, AB T5R 3K2
I have been clean and sober nearly 26 years. I am familiar with 12-step approaches to treating addictions and compulsions, and sympathetic to those who find them uesful. There are, however, many who need help but cannot find it in 12 step programs. I am able to meet many of these where they are, and help them in ways they are able to use. Addiction and compulsions, like all conditions that respond to psychotherapy, are phenomena that are overcome through personal growth.
George Lucki, MPhil, RPsych, FRSA
Suite 39, 9912 - 106 Street, Edmonton, AB T5K 1C5
Addictions are an expression of our psychological vulnerability to harmful substances or patterns of behaviour that create the illusion of happiness while taking away our ability to exercise free and healthy choices that are consistent with who we are as individuals. Counselling helps us overcome addictions and acquire the skills to meet our personal and interpersonal needs in ways that are healthier or authentic.
Christina Bell, Registered Psychologist
Certified Sex Addiction Therapist
Red Tree Psychology 710 - 9707 110 Street, Edmonton, AB T5K 0J8
Working with addiction issues is one of my passions. I have worked with individuals struggling with drug, alcohol, and gambling abuse for many years, and am a Certified Sex Addiction Therapist through the International Institute for Trauma and Addiction Professionals. In my work with clients, I am informed by the latest research on addiction and the brain. I believe that understanding the biological underpinnings of addiction creates an essential foundation for change to occur. I also utilize Relapse Prevention strategies (based in Cognitive Therapy) to help the client create a solid plan of action to manage addictive urges.
Mallory Becker, M.A., R.Psyc.
10069 80 Avenue, Edmonton, AB T6E 1T4
Whether you are overwhelmed, lost, or struggle to make changes in your life - you have the ability to change, grow and move forward. Mallory's counselling techniques are derived from proven methods such as cognitive behavioral therapy, emotion focused therapy, motivational interviewing and solution focused therapy. Her holistic approach integrates all aspects of the person: physical, mental, and spiritual within their social and physical environment in a compassionate environment.
Ann Marie Dewhurst, PhD
9412 91 Street, Edmonton, AB T6C 3P4
I hold a great deal of respect for those choosing to challenge their addictions to drugs, alcohol, pornography or gambling and seek a different lifestyle. I use a harm reduction approach to recovery based on the "Good Lives" philosophy that addictions are an illegitimate means to a legitimate end. Addictions offer a tempting short-term solution to many life situations. However, longer-term happiness means building a lifestyle that has no room for the addictive behaviour. I use a variety of strategies including cognitive behavioural therapy, hypnosis, mindfulness, narrative therapy and EMDR to support clients in attaining their personal goals.
Jim Chalmers, M.A.
#302, 10140 - 117 Street, Edmonton, AB T5K 1X3
There are many kinds of addictions that a client may seek counselling for. Addictions hurt everyone and the person affected may be in total denial. Addictions occur in 2 forms, behavioral and physical. When addicted clients seek treatment they will experience increased self-esteem as they find success in reducing or eliminating addictive behaviors.
Loussa Counselling Centre, Therapists
Registered Psychologist and Counsellors
#42 9912 106 Street, Edmonton, AB T5K 1C5
At Loussa Counselling Centre we offer addiction counselling face to face with a professional in a caring environment where individuals are not judged but supported. Together we focus on gaining control and changing the unwanted behaviours while changing thought patterns that support change in how a person thinks and reacts to a situation. We take a holistic approach to achieve individual wellness of the mined, body and spirit. Our approach is progressive, pure and natural. We work with a team of professionals to achieve living free from addictions.
Cheryl Shea, M.Div., RPC, MPCC
Registered Professional Counsellor, Master Practitioner in Clinical Counselling
Suite 608, 10216-124 Street NW, Edmonton, AB T5N 4A3
I believe that we have addictions for a reason. While an addiction may have become a physical addiction (i.e. your body needs the fix), you began using the substance or behavior as a way to deal with some stress or hurt in your life. Consequently there are two parts to helping you be free from your addiction - helping you stop, and dealing with underlying hurts and unhelpful coping mechanisms.
Fresh Hope Counselling, R. Psych, RSW, MSW
Registered Psychologists and Master's Level Social Workers
17321 - 108 Avenue NW, Edmonton, AB T5S 1G2
Beth Murray works with clients who are working through issues related to addiction. At Fresh Hope, we look more at the reasons why you are using addictive behaviour and work towards healing at the root issues. Addictions Counselling may include skills training and learning new ways to cope. Please contact our office to see if we are a good fit for your needs.
Steve Jukes, M.Sc. in MFT, R.Psych.
#312, 9707 110 Street (Edmonton Psychological Group), Edmonton, AB T5K 2L9
Addictions are commonly viewed as ways of self-soothing, that is, of incorporating a means of avoiding painful feelings. Essentially, patterned substance abuse or compulsive behaviours serve to meet this need in the short term, but are dysfunctional and damaging on the whole, becoming increasingly pervasive and difficult to change with time. Exploration of the feelings behind the addictive behaviour allows for greater understanding, ways to incorporate different routines to replace harmful patterns, and an opportunity to feel what needs to be felt in a safe and non-judgmental environment.
SunRise Psychology Centre, LCSW, RCSW, CSW, MSW, CHT
Registered Psychologists, Registered Provisional Psychologists, Psychology Interns
Within Driving Distance of Edmonton, AB
Addictions are a very commonly occurring, all of our therapists have their individual approaches to treating addictions. Several approaches lend themselves to efficient treatments, such as CBT, Gradual desensitization, and also more insight based treatments. Heavy substance addictions are not easy to treat in a private practice setting, as patients require much more support then we can provide. Please, feel free to discuss your concerns with us.
Landor Liddell, M.Sc., Ph.D. (Education)
#302, 10140 - 117 Street, Edmonton, AB T5K 1X3
Addiction is the continued use of a mood altering substance or behaviour despite adverse consequences, or a neurological impairment leading to such behaviorsI want the client to be able to understand the meaning of addiction and what purpose it serves in their life. I want to identify and change the way the addictive cycle operates within each individual and create a positive change for the client.
Nancy Hurst, Ph.D
10069- 80 Ave, Edmonton, AB T6E-1T4
Addictions are very challenging and overcoming them require the support of counsellors, friends and family. I offer a supportive and safe place to discuss your struggle with addiction. Often addictions are a result of not having learned to deal with difficult experiences, and emotions. It is usually helpful to talk about difficult feelings and learn to deal with them in new and more constructive ways.