Substance Use Counselling in Sydney, NSW

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Viktoria Verhoeven
Psychotherapist, PACFA
Verified
Verified
I am a counsellor, psychotherapist and former registered nurse, specialising in helping clients who are working 12-Step programmes for alcoholism or other substance use disorders (e.g.: AA, NA, MA, etc.) address some of the barriers they face, including depression, anxiety, stress, burnout, relationship issues, low self-esteem, and finding meaning and purpose in a fast-paced world. I have a holistic approach to my practice and believe a connection to the natural world and one another are essential ingredients to a thriving state of being.
(02) 9100 0930
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Sydney, NSW 2000
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Clinical Psychology & Counselling Centre
Psychologist, MPsych, MAPS
Verified
Verified
We are a small group of psychologists, providing individual and couples counselling and psychological assessments. We treat depression, anxiety, alcohol and substance use issues, relationship difficulties and a wide range of emotional and psychological problems. We can arrange assessments and provide reports for legal and individual purposes. All our psychologists are Medicare approved and registered with private health insurers. Call us to find out more information.
(02) 8069 5406
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Amber Rules - Sydney Addictions Recovery
Psychotherapist, PACFA
Verified
2 Endorsed
Verified
2 Endorsed
I specialise in helping clients manage substance use issues, such as drugs, alcohol and tobacco, as well as potentially addictive behaviours such as gambling.
Do you struggle with drugs, alcohol, gambling or another addictive behaviour that is difficult to shake? Or are you a family member who is impacted by someone else's addictive behaviours? I can help you understand addiction and make sense of the chaos it causes in your life. Together, we'll use a combination of education, information and counselling support to ensure you can make choices that you're happy with, and live a life you're proud of. I also work with people experiencing complex mental and physical health issues that can accompany addiction, such as ADHD/ADD, chronic pain, relational difficulties, and psychiatric diagnoses.
(02) 9158 6064
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Sydney, NSW 2000
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Stacey McCraw
Psychologist, MPsych, MACPA
Verified
Verified
I have special interests in providing therapy to adults experiencing anxiety (panic or social), often on a background of trauma or difficult childhood experiences, and sometimes with substance use . Finding direction and purpose, overcoming depressed mood, and reducing relationship and work pressures are also common challenges that I assist with. I offer strategies useful for managing overwhelming feelings so that you can have more choice in how to respond to stress.
(02) 9331 7546
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Sydney, NSW 2000
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Jasmine Wong
Psychologist, MPsych, PsyBA - Clin. Psych
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
I have worked extensively in the public health sector, predominantly in the fields of health psychology (including chronic pain, spinal cord injury, diabetes and orthopaedic rehabilitation) and substance use /addiction.
I enjoy connecting with and understanding each client as a unique individual who deserves a supportive space for exploration and reflection. I am skilled at assisting my clients to explore issues and challenges which interfere with their desired level of wellbeing and personal growth. I help my clients to make sense of their experiences and develop better ways of living and coping through a balance of acceptance and change.
(02) 8503 4419
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Sydney, NSW 2000
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The TARA Clinic
Psychologist, PsyBA General
Verified
Verified
Society has viewed addiction as a weakness that you are powerless over or a defect of character only impacting those from lower socioeconomic status. The reality is that addiction doesn't discriminate! The TARA Clinic helps busy and successful people to regain control over substance use and addiction while leaving the guilt and shame behind, because we believe that everyone deserves to find the freedom they truly crave.
(02) 8074 5497
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Sydney, NSW 2000
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Francesca Palazzolo
Psychotherapist, MA, PACFA
Verified
Verified
I am a counsellor & psychotherapist working in the existential humanist tradition. I work with all sorts of issues including mental health, addictive behaviours and relationship issues to name a few. I am registered with PACFA (Psychotherapy and Counselling Federation Australia) which is the national peak body for counsellors and psychotherapists in Australia and have experience in youth mental health, alcohol and other drugs counselling and general counselling. If you are experiencing issues with any emotional concerns, anxiety, substance use , addiction, including behavioural addictions, please do not hesitate to reach out.
(03) 6118 7251
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Sydney, NSW 2000
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Saniya Singh
Psychologist, PsyBA General
Verified
Verified
I have a special interest in working with trauma and attachment injuries, co-occurring difficulties, such as disordered eating, self-harm, substance use and relationship difficulties.
I am a Psychologist and PhD (Clinical Psychology) Candidate at the University of Wollongong. I work with people from medium to long-term, depending on their needs to address a range of difficulties including anxiety, low mood, relationship difficulties, anger and issues with identity. I adopt an exploratory and curious approach to help people understand themselves and their behavioural patterns. I use a combination of skills based approaches (cognitive behaviour therapy and acceptance based approaches) and deeper approaches (e.g., attachment, schema and psychodynamic approaches) in my work to make therapy meaningful and practical.
(02) 8105 6839
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Sydney, NSW 2000
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Sudhir Dean
Counsellor, ACA-L2
Verified
Verified
I have worked with clients with a broad range of issues and with a broad range of backgrounds ( substance use , homelessness, mental health, existential enquiry and much more). No matter what solution each person seeks, the starting point is always towards self-acceptance and increased awareness.
(03) 7003 2419
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Sydney, NSW 2000
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Brendan Partridge
Psychologist, MPsych, PsyBA - Clin. Psych
Verified
Verified
I am a clinical psychologist readily available to assist you in understanding and improving your quality of life impacted by mental illness, relationship or occupational difficulties, grief and loss, and daily stress. I have extensive experience in the assessment, diagnosis, and treatment of mood and anxiety disorders for those aged 15 years and above. My expertise includes adolescent mental health, men's mental health, relationship and family stressors, personality disorders, anger management, and substance use issues. I also regularly conduct forensic and cognitive assessments for legal purposes.
(02) 4504 0257
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Sydney, NSW 2000
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Vass Tsiakalis
Counsellor, MA, ACA-L2
Verified
Verified
Vass holds degrees in Psychology, Counselling and Psychotherapy, and works with individuals through short-term counselling and longer-term psychotherapy. He provides treatment for life dissatisfaction, negative thinking, anxiety, substance use , relationship difficulties, and others. Vass is also trained in the Life Management Program to determine the root causes of dissatisfaction in life and the blocks to personal growth.
(02) 8806 0069
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Sydney, NSW 2000
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Ebonie Stewart
Psychologist, PsyBA General
Verified
Verified
Ebonie is a passionate and empathetic registered psychologist who can provide thorough assessment and intervention across all ages. Ebonie's aim is to work collaboratively with you to enhance your mental health and achieve your goals. Ebonie has worked in a wide variety of settings including Psychiatric Hospital, Schools, Industry, Forensic, Private Practice and Primary Health Care Network. Ebonie has a keen interest in helping clients with substance use and addiction. She also work with offenders and can provide forensic court reports.
(03) 9111 2683
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Sydney, NSW 2000
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Dominique Smajstr
Psychotherapist, PACFA
Verified
4 Endorsed
Verified
4 Endorsed
I will meet you with empathy, acceptance and curiosity as you untangle from disempowering feedback from the past, limiting beliefs and patterns that maintain depression, anxiety, addiction, substance use and relationship and attachment issues.
I offer psychotherapy to individuals seeking to understand their relationship issues, emotional conflicts and psychological difficulties. I provide a safe, non judgemental and supportive space for you to talk freely about whatever may be concerning you. You will have time and space to slow down to think through your thoughts and feel your feelings as I invite and welcome all the parts of you to be seen and heard. Together we can explore and process the impact of past wounds and relationships and as we make sense of what you discover you will strengthen your ability to fiercely be yourself and create the life that you desire.
(02) 9100 0659
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Sydney, NSW 2000
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Mary McConochie
Psychologist, PsychD, PsyBA General
Verified
Verified
My name is Mary McConochie, I am a registered Psychologist with over ten years experience working with children, adolescents and adults experiencing various mental health issues. I have gained experience working with various mental health disorders including depression, anxiety, borderline personality disorder, grief and loss, trauma and substance use and dependence. I use evidence based psychological interventions to treat mental health disorders, which include Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT), Schema Therapy, Mindfulness and Relapse Prevention.
(02) 9054 5269
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Sydney, NSW 2000
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Rose Psychology
Psychologist, MPsych, PsyBA - Clin. Psych
Verified
Verified
I am passionate about working with adults who struggle with trauma, eating disorders, substance use disorders, & LGBTQIA+ individuals. All clients are unique & I tailor the therapeutic plan by drawing from a range of evidence-based approaches to suit each client. I am mindful that engaging in therapy is a daunting process & I admire the strength and resilience it takes for clients to engage in this process. I believe that the right fit between the client & psychologist is essential. As such, I offer a free 15-20 minute video consultation to help you decide if you feel comfortable working with me.
(07) 2100 4001
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Sydney, NSW 2000
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Jessica Maree Burgess
Psychologist, PsychD, MAPS
Verified
Verified
I am passionate about taking a holistic approach to empower my clients to live authentically and integrate a combination of psychological interventions and hypnosis. I have a particular interest in stress and anxiety, corporate, management, and business coaching, women's health, Christianity and spirituality, and self-esteem. I also enjoy working with disability with a focus on anxiety and social skills training. I also have extensive experience working with incarceration and offending behaviours and substance use .
(07) 4243 4425
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Sydney, NSW 2000
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Jennifer Lonji Lubwa
Psychologist, MSc, PsyBA General
Verified
Verified
I am energised by supporting individuals to address the unmet needs and challenges in their lives by helping them to find effective coping strategies.
(02) 9100 0971
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Sydney, NSW 2000
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Dennis McLaughlin
Counsellor, ACA-L1
Verified
Verified
With over a decade of experience working with people whose world has become severely impacted by problems arising from their use of drugs and alcohol, I have developed a deep appreciation of the struggles they face in attempting to bring about a sense of order in their lives and their relationships.
(02) 9100 0825
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Sydney, NSW 2000
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Maria Mitrou
Counsellor, ACA-L1
Verified
Verified
Hi, and thank you for taking the time to read a little about me. I am a passionate counselling professional who enjoys assisting clients in reaching their full potential by resolving general challenges and addiction issues, which may be related to drug or alcohol, gambling or any other compulsive behaviour. I will assist you in tackling addiction-related behaviours, understanding and working on the main triggers that result in the undesirable behaviour, learning new strategies for coping and dealing with withdrawal, and changing the way you think about yourself and substances. Call or text me to schedule an appointment today
(02) 8188 3939
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Sydney, NSW 2000
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Li Lian Koh
Psychologist, PhD, PsyBA - Clin. Psych
Verified
Verified
[Telehealth only]. Li Lian is a registered Clinical Psychologist who works primarily with older adolescents and adults, and enjoys working with clients of differing cultural backgrounds and presenting issues. She has experience working with anxiety disorders, depression, PTSD, anger management, addictions, as well as criminal and offending behaviours. Li Lian ensures that she creates a warm, empathetic and non-judgemental space for clients. She encourages open and honest communication to ensure that clients feel comfortable in sharing their thoughts, feelings, behaviours and any feedback about the process.
(03) 7003 2061
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What type of mental health professional is right for me?
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How to find a therapist or counsellor in Sydney?
When looking to find a therapist, start by considering training and credentials. Studies also indicate that the therapeutic alliance, or the relationship the client develops with the therapist, is an important factor in their ability to work together to achieve the client’s goals.

What method of therapy is right for me?
When it comes to treatment methods, there's no 'right way.’ Each method of therapy can be beneficial for a variety of issues. Psychologists in Sydney specialise in therapeutic approaches such as CBT, EMDR, and Interpersonal Therapy (IPT), among others. Finding a psychologist or counsellor who is a good fit for you is the most important step to discovering what type of therapy, or combination of therapeutic approaches, will meet your individual needs. Learn what to expect from different types of therapy and how they work.

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