David A Burns
Drug & Alcohol Counsellor, MA, ICADC, CCS-AC, CCAC, CSAT Verified
Victoria, BC V9A
Is addiction is complicating your life? And your busy career, family and lifestyle won’t give you time to get better? We will help you to regain control of your chaos, reset your roadmap and get you back on track. We can also help when your life is affected by someone else’s addiction. We are evidence-based, confidential and effective.
(778) 400-5231
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Victoria, BC V9A
Is addiction is complicating your life? And your busy career, family and lifestyle won’t give you time to get better? We will help you to regain control of your chaos, reset your roadmap and get you back on track. We can also help when your life is affected by someone else’s addiction. We are evidence-based, confidential and effective.
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Lori Cunningham
Counsellor, RTC Verified
Victoria, BC V8Z
Offers online therapy
If you are suffering through anxiety, depression, trauma, substance abuse, relationship difficulties, a loss of a loved one, parenting issues or simply in need of guidance in your life; I am here for you.
Sometimes life throws us a curve ball that we have a difficult time managing on our own. The good new is we don't have to, and you have taken the first step. I know it can sometimes feel like there’s no way out and this is just the way you are, but I’m here to tell you, it’s not and there is. Together we are going to work to breakthrough the things that have been bringing you down, getting in your way, and holding you back –Collaboratively, we will work to help you gain the skills and confidence needed to live your best life possible. I am committed to providing a safe, non-judgemental counselling environment.
(778) 766-4832
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Victoria, BC V8Z
Offers online therapy
If you are suffering through anxiety, depression, trauma, substance abuse, relationship difficulties, a loss of a loved one, parenting issues or simply in need of guidance in your life; I am here for you.
Sometimes life throws us a curve ball that we have a difficult time managing on our own. The good new is we don't have to, and you have taken the first step. I know it can sometimes feel like there’s no way out and this is just the way you are, but I’m here to tell you, it’s not and there is. Together we are going to work to breakthrough the things that have been bringing you down, getting in your way, and holding you back –Collaboratively, we will work to help you gain the skills and confidence needed to live your best life possible. I am committed to providing a safe, non-judgemental counselling environment.
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Anita Joanne Snell
Psychologist, PhD, RPsych Verified
Victoria, BC V9B
Offers online therapy
My particular areas of therapeutic focus include (not exhaustive): recovery from historical issues (abuse, PTSD); substance use; concurrent disorders (substance use problems and mental health problems); emotional difficulties (anxiety; grief; loss; depression); life transitions (parenting, career, relationship, retirement); debilitating and chronic illness.
Hi; thank you for viewing my profile. As a Registered Psychologist since 1997, and a therapist for many years before that, it has been my pleasure to work with individuals, couples and families. Just so you know, I will listen to you and support you in managing the issues that bring you to therapy. I deeply appreciate the effort and commitment people demonstrate as they work through their concerns; I consider it a privilege to assist in that process. Having had a diverse, non-traditional life, and having worked with a broad diversity of clients, it is likely I have some experience with issues similar to yours. Please see my website.
(778) 771-2455
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Victoria, BC V9B
Offers online therapy
My particular areas of therapeutic focus include (not exhaustive): recovery from historical issues (abuse, PTSD); substance use; concurrent disorders (substance use problems and mental health problems); emotional difficulties (anxiety; grief; loss; depression); life transitions (parenting, career, relationship, retirement); debilitating and chronic illness.
Hi; thank you for viewing my profile. As a Registered Psychologist since 1997, and a therapist for many years before that, it has been my pleasure to work with individuals, couples and families. Just so you know, I will listen to you and support you in managing the issues that bring you to therapy. I deeply appreciate the effort and commitment people demonstrate as they work through their concerns; I consider it a privilege to assist in that process. Having had a diverse, non-traditional life, and having worked with a broad diversity of clients, it is likely I have some experience with issues similar to yours. Please see my website.
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Joelene Heathcote
Counsellor, BA, MFA, RTC Verified
Victoria, BC V8S
Offers online therapy
I support people facing grief, past trauma, abuse, relationship challenges, depression, and addiction, to develop greater insight and better coping strategies for healing. Grief is a process that clients sometimes find themselves "stuck" in. Often old coping strategies are no longer serving them. Developing relational intimacy with others, and more compassionate communication with self is integral to my work with individuals and family. Together we find solutions for healing and moving through difficult challenges, while also improving well-being so clients can connect with their most authentic selves.
(250) 516-6903
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Victoria, BC V8S
Offers online therapy
I support people facing grief, past trauma, abuse, relationship challenges, depression, and addiction, to develop greater insight and better coping strategies for healing. Grief is a process that clients sometimes find themselves "stuck" in. Often old coping strategies are no longer serving them. Developing relational intimacy with others, and more compassionate communication with self is integral to my work with individuals and family. Together we find solutions for healing and moving through difficult challenges, while also improving well-being so clients can connect with their most authentic selves.
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Ryan Leiderman
Counsellor, MA, RCC Verified
Victoria, BC V8W
Offers online therapy
I help clients dealing with issues like anxiety, depression, relationship struggles, substance misuse, autism, and existential concerns.
(855) 982-1214
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Victoria, BC V8W
Offers online therapy
I help clients dealing with issues like anxiety, depression, relationship struggles, substance misuse, autism, and existential concerns.
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Colleen McKee
Counsellor, BA, MA, RCC Verified
Victoria, BC V8Z
Offers online therapy
With a person centered approach to treatment, I have a unique understanding of life in transition, occupational and relational challenges, and offer collaborative solution focused and strength based techniques (including CBT, trauma focused CPT for PTSD) and have experience working with addiction, trauma, and occupational stress injuries in First Responders.
Are you feeling anxious, overwhelmed, struggling, stuck in negative self-thought patterns, or in need of a little help to sort through life’s challenges? You are not alone and I can help. As a therapist, I have developed skills to support and help you along your healing journey. I will meet you where you are at and walk with you along your path. Our therapeutic relationship is an integral part of your healing and it is my goal to provide a safe, nonjudgmental, compassionate environment based on caring and trust. We can work together to help you find ways to overcome life's difficulties/challenges so you can live your best life.
(778) 764-2343
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Victoria, BC V8Z
Offers online therapy
With a person centered approach to treatment, I have a unique understanding of life in transition, occupational and relational challenges, and offer collaborative solution focused and strength based techniques (including CBT, trauma focused CPT for PTSD) and have experience working with addiction, trauma, and occupational stress injuries in First Responders.
Are you feeling anxious, overwhelmed, struggling, stuck in negative self-thought patterns, or in need of a little help to sort through life’s challenges? You are not alone and I can help. As a therapist, I have developed skills to support and help you along your healing journey. I will meet you where you are at and walk with you along your path. Our therapeutic relationship is an integral part of your healing and it is my goal to provide a safe, nonjudgmental, compassionate environment based on caring and trust. We can work together to help you find ways to overcome life's difficulties/challenges so you can live your best life.
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Michelle Bass
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, PhD, RSW Verified
Victoria, BC V8V
I can help you overcome substance misuse, depression, anxiety, stress, relationship difficulties and trauma.
I have 25 years of experience and I can help you achieve your goals. I am knowledgeable and skilled in a variety of effective counseling practices including psycho-dynamic, solution- focused and cognitive-behavioral therapy. I will work with you to find the most effective approach that is best suited to your situation. I am compassionate, non-judgmental and will provide you with a safe place to explore your issues. My focus is on you the whole person. My approach is active, goal-directed and collaborative. I can help you feel better and gain a new perspective.
(866) 828-9821
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Victoria, BC V8V
I can help you overcome substance misuse, depression, anxiety, stress, relationship difficulties and trauma.
I have 25 years of experience and I can help you achieve your goals. I am knowledgeable and skilled in a variety of effective counseling practices including psycho-dynamic, solution- focused and cognitive-behavioral therapy. I will work with you to find the most effective approach that is best suited to your situation. I am compassionate, non-judgmental and will provide you with a safe place to explore your issues. My focus is on you the whole person. My approach is active, goal-directed and collaborative. I can help you feel better and gain a new perspective.
Sue Donaldson
Drug & Alcohol Counsellor, RSW, CCAC, ICADC, CEC, CIP Verified
Victoria, BC V8T
Offers online therapy
Pegasus Recovery Solutions offers a range of comprehensive services to treat individuals whom are dealing with a substance use disorder, and also provides education and support to their affected family members. Sue Donaldson, founder and director, is an addictions treatment specialist with 25 years of experience leading the team of excellent professionals at Pegasus.
(778) 403-7594
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Victoria, BC V8T
Offers online therapy
Pegasus Recovery Solutions offers a range of comprehensive services to treat individuals whom are dealing with a substance use disorder, and also provides education and support to their affected family members. Sue Donaldson, founder and director, is an addictions treatment specialist with 25 years of experience leading the team of excellent professionals at Pegasus.
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Serena Polt
Counsellor, RCC, MA, BSc, BEd, BA Verified
Victoria, BC V8Z
Offers online therapy
My clients are people suffering from addictions, anxiety, depression, ADHD, eating disorders and also the families of those affected by substance-use issues. Generally, the goal of my clients is to find more peace and freedom in their lives. It is possible to overcome anxiety and depression and live the life you imagine for yourself. You can stop using alcohol, drugs and food in ways that harm you or those around you.
(782) 823-3013
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Victoria, BC V8Z
Offers online therapy
My clients are people suffering from addictions, anxiety, depression, ADHD, eating disorders and also the families of those affected by substance-use issues. Generally, the goal of my clients is to find more peace and freedom in their lives. It is possible to overcome anxiety and depression and live the life you imagine for yourself. You can stop using alcohol, drugs and food in ways that harm you or those around you.
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Tanise Ambers
Counsellor, RTC Verified
Victoria, BC V8Z
Offers online therapy
If you are suffering with trauma, substance abuse, relationship difficulties, a loss of a loved one, parenting issues or simply in need of guidance in your life; I am here for you.
The deepest desire of a human is to belong…to be heard…and to be accepted… Sometimes life presents us with difficulties that are tough to manage or resolve on our own. There are times when we need to ask for help in order to find ourselves and to move forward. As a person and a counsellor, I know that life’s challenges can happen at all stages of our lives at multiple levels and that every situation is unique to us alone. Circumstances that can challenge how we think, how we perceive, how we believe and how we respond.
(778) 761-2481
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Victoria, BC V8Z
Offers online therapy
If you are suffering with trauma, substance abuse, relationship difficulties, a loss of a loved one, parenting issues or simply in need of guidance in your life; I am here for you.
The deepest desire of a human is to belong…to be heard…and to be accepted… Sometimes life presents us with difficulties that are tough to manage or resolve on our own. There are times when we need to ask for help in order to find ourselves and to move forward. As a person and a counsellor, I know that life’s challenges can happen at all stages of our lives at multiple levels and that every situation is unique to us alone. Circumstances that can challenge how we think, how we perceive, how we believe and how we respond.
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Des Lynch
Counsellor, HBSW, BA, RCC, RSW Verified
Victoria, BC V8N
I work with individuals who are experiencing, depression, anxiety, grief and loss, relationship difficulties and substance misuse.
Do you sometimes feel overwhelmed, stressed, or depressed. Are you unhappy in your relationship. Are you or a family member abusing alcohol or mood-altering drugs. I offer a safe, relaxed and confidential environment to talk through your challenges and learn new coping strategies to build resilience in your life.
(778) 765-3127
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Victoria, BC V8N
I work with individuals who are experiencing, depression, anxiety, grief and loss, relationship difficulties and substance misuse.
Do you sometimes feel overwhelmed, stressed, or depressed. Are you unhappy in your relationship. Are you or a family member abusing alcohol or mood-altering drugs. I offer a safe, relaxed and confidential environment to talk through your challenges and learn new coping strategies to build resilience in your life.
John Reilly
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW RSW Verified
Victoria, BC V8V
Offers online therapy
Do you see yourself as being held back from feeling fully alive and achieving your fullest potential in personal relationships or work and leisure pursuits, or are your experiences living within the complexity of our world today creating difficulties for you? I provide individual counselling and therapy for individuals seeking greater vitality in their lives. I have experience in supporting people recovering from trauma, problematic substance use, anxiety, depression and relationship issues. My skills provide an eclectic palate through which to engage an individual in creative processes of transformation.
(587) 328-1294
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Victoria, BC V8V
Offers online therapy
Do you see yourself as being held back from feeling fully alive and achieving your fullest potential in personal relationships or work and leisure pursuits, or are your experiences living within the complexity of our world today creating difficulties for you? I provide individual counselling and therapy for individuals seeking greater vitality in their lives. I have experience in supporting people recovering from trauma, problematic substance use, anxiety, depression and relationship issues. My skills provide an eclectic palate through which to engage an individual in creative processes of transformation.
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Armour Addiction Services
Drug & Alcohol Counsellor, PhD(c), CSAT, ICADC, CPTT Verified
Victoria, BC V8T
Offers online therapy
As a Certified Sex Addiction Therapist and a Certified Partner and Trauma Therapist, I now specialize in sex addiction for both addicts and partners who have been betrayed.
First off, I want to commend you for the courage you've shown to seek help. My name is Jackie Armour and I am passionate about helping people recover. My experience has shown me that most people struggling with addiction have a history of emotional loss, neglect, or trauma that often operates on a subconscious level. It is our natural impulse to try to ease that pain through addictive substances or behaviors. As a therapist I can help you discover peace within yourself so that you no longer desire to act on your addiction. I want to see you become the best version of yourself and live up to your true potential.
(855) 982-9605
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Victoria, BC V8T
Offers online therapy
As a Certified Sex Addiction Therapist and a Certified Partner and Trauma Therapist, I now specialize in sex addiction for both addicts and partners who have been betrayed.
First off, I want to commend you for the courage you've shown to seek help. My name is Jackie Armour and I am passionate about helping people recover. My experience has shown me that most people struggling with addiction have a history of emotional loss, neglect, or trauma that often operates on a subconscious level. It is our natural impulse to try to ease that pain through addictive substances or behaviors. As a therapist I can help you discover peace within yourself so that you no longer desire to act on your addiction. I want to see you become the best version of yourself and live up to your true potential.
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Monica Freudenreich
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, RSW Verified
Victoria, BC V8T
Offers online therapy
Since 2010, I have worked with individuals struggling with trauma, substance use, and chronic health conditions including HIV.
"We are all wired for connection. It’s in our biology. As infants, our need for connection is about survival. As we grow older, connection means thriving – emotionally, physically, spiritually, and intellectually. Connection is critical because we all have the basic need to feel accepted and to believe that we belong and are valued for who we are” - Brene Brown At the core of my practice, I believe that a meaningful therapeutic connection can spark change. Talk therapy is a powerful tool to build and enhance acceptance, connection, and healing.
(778) 784-5171
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Victoria, BC V8T
Offers online therapy
Since 2010, I have worked with individuals struggling with trauma, substance use, and chronic health conditions including HIV.
"We are all wired for connection. It’s in our biology. As infants, our need for connection is about survival. As we grow older, connection means thriving – emotionally, physically, spiritually, and intellectually. Connection is critical because we all have the basic need to feel accepted and to believe that we belong and are valued for who we are” - Brene Brown At the core of my practice, I believe that a meaningful therapeutic connection can spark change. Talk therapy is a powerful tool to build and enhance acceptance, connection, and healing.
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Alexander Wellness Consulting
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, RSW, RCC Verified
Victoria, BC V8P
Offers online therapy
Quite often clients come to see me because of concerns/distress about symptoms like alcohol/substance use, anxiety, depression, relational conflict, to mention only a few.
Please note I am currently only providing on-line counselling via Skype and Zoom. I bring to my practice a welcoming and friendly personal style that puts clients at ease allowing them to communicate their needs and goals within a safe non-judgmental atmosphere. I worked in many clinical health care settings before venturing into private practice, which has brought into my work a well rounded breadth of clinical experience, including a wide array of therapeutic approaches, that I have successfully integrated while working with with hundreds of clients over the past 26 plus years.
(604) 260-2041
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Victoria, BC V8P
Offers online therapy
Quite often clients come to see me because of concerns/distress about symptoms like alcohol/substance use, anxiety, depression, relational conflict, to mention only a few.
Please note I am currently only providing on-line counselling via Skype and Zoom. I bring to my practice a welcoming and friendly personal style that puts clients at ease allowing them to communicate their needs and goals within a safe non-judgmental atmosphere. I worked in many clinical health care settings before venturing into private practice, which has brought into my work a well rounded breadth of clinical experience, including a wide array of therapeutic approaches, that I have successfully integrated while working with with hundreds of clients over the past 26 plus years.
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Plum Blossom Counselling
Counsellor, MA, RCC, CSAT Verified
Victoria, BC V9A
Offers online therapy
I am a Certified Sexual Addiction Therapist; an evidence-based approach to achieve long-term recovery from problematic sexual behaviour, Certified Partner Trauma Therapist working with partners of those struggling with compulsive sexual behaviour, and I use Somatic Experiencing and Cognitive Processing Therapy to help individuals heal from trauma.
Do you feel you’re not living the life that you want for yourself? Do you find that you repeat patterns of behaviour that you realize aren’t serving you and are keeping you from meaningful connections and intimate relationships? I can help you heal from substance and behavioural addictions (compulsive sexual behaviours, problematic pornography use, intimacy disorders), childhood, attachment, and/or family of origin wounds, unhealthy financial behaviours, mental health diagnosis (depression, anxiety, etc.), and trauma.
(587) 404-4712
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Victoria, BC V9A
Offers online therapy
I am a Certified Sexual Addiction Therapist; an evidence-based approach to achieve long-term recovery from problematic sexual behaviour, Certified Partner Trauma Therapist working with partners of those struggling with compulsive sexual behaviour, and I use Somatic Experiencing and Cognitive Processing Therapy to help individuals heal from trauma.
Do you feel you’re not living the life that you want for yourself? Do you find that you repeat patterns of behaviour that you realize aren’t serving you and are keeping you from meaningful connections and intimate relationships? I can help you heal from substance and behavioural addictions (compulsive sexual behaviours, problematic pornography use, intimacy disorders), childhood, attachment, and/or family of origin wounds, unhealthy financial behaviours, mental health diagnosis (depression, anxiety, etc.), and trauma.
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Lloyd Russell
Drug & Alcohol Counsellor, RSW, CCAC Verified
Victoria, BC V8R
Offers online therapy
I'm interested in helping clients address alcohol and substance use as well as other process addictions.
Are you feeling stuck or resentful towards yourself or others? Do you need a space to confront the distress in your life - whether it's alcohol or substance use, depression, anxiety, family issues, or other issues deep within yourself? I believe most people innately know what to do to live a happy life, and be free of the problems that hold them back. There is good news...addiction can be treated. There are many options and resources available. I can help. I am a Registered Social Worker and a Canadian Certified Addiction Counsellor.
(778) 608-5874
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Victoria, BC V8R
Offers online therapy
I'm interested in helping clients address alcohol and substance use as well as other process addictions.
Are you feeling stuck or resentful towards yourself or others? Do you need a space to confront the distress in your life - whether it's alcohol or substance use, depression, anxiety, family issues, or other issues deep within yourself? I believe most people innately know what to do to live a happy life, and be free of the problems that hold them back. There is good news...addiction can be treated. There are many options and resources available. I can help. I am a Registered Social Worker and a Canadian Certified Addiction Counsellor.
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Hanna Shapiro
Counsellor, MA, RCC Verified
Victoria, BC V8W
Offers online therapy
I am an RCC specializing in treating addiction, trauma, mood disorders, and interpersonal issues. My approach is rooted in the belief that a greater awareness of where our actions and reactions come from can give us the power to change. I work with my clients to understand how their attachment styles and life experiences have informed how they relate to others and to themselves. With this knowledge we work together to address unwanted behaviours and implement new coping skills for emotional regulation and communication.
(778) 901-6254
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Victoria, BC V8W
Offers online therapy
I am an RCC specializing in treating addiction, trauma, mood disorders, and interpersonal issues. My approach is rooted in the belief that a greater awareness of where our actions and reactions come from can give us the power to change. I work with my clients to understand how their attachment styles and life experiences have informed how they relate to others and to themselves. With this knowledge we work together to address unwanted behaviours and implement new coping skills for emotional regulation and communication.
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Clayton Campbell
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, RSW, CCAC Verified
Victoria, BC V8T
Offers online therapy
Waitlist for new clients
Hello! Are you or a loved one experiencing negative consequences as a result of substance use issues? Maybe you aren’t sure if you’re ready to quit or how to do it. No matter what you are experiencing in relation to substance use or addiction issues, it can be terribly frightening and stressful when considering change. Well, change is possible and you are capable of increasing your sense of joy, fulfillment, self-esteem, productivity, and connection with your loved ones. I know because I have been through it. Recovery has provided me and countless others a life free from active addiction.
(579) 300-2008
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Victoria, BC V8T
Offers online therapy
Waitlist for new clients
Hello! Are you or a loved one experiencing negative consequences as a result of substance use issues? Maybe you aren’t sure if you’re ready to quit or how to do it. No matter what you are experiencing in relation to substance use or addiction issues, it can be terribly frightening and stressful when considering change. Well, change is possible and you are capable of increasing your sense of joy, fulfillment, self-esteem, productivity, and connection with your loved ones. I know because I have been through it. Recovery has provided me and countless others a life free from active addiction.
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Being At Choice Counsultants
Counsellor, MA, RCC Verified
Office is near:
Victoria, BC V8Z
Offers online therapy
Having an addicted person in your life can feel like a nightmare and tear your family apart. In order for addiction to have a chance of healing, we must first address the dynamics of the addict's relationships with their loved ones. Many loved ones unwittingly enable the addiction to continue, sometimes because they want to avoid confrontation and conflict. As the enabling continues, the addiction continues as well-and becomes progressively worse. It is important to understand that enabling an addict is never a loving act-and only leads to more severe consequences as time goes on.
(604) 239-8429
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Office is near:
Victoria, BC V8Z
Offers online therapy
Having an addicted person in your life can feel like a nightmare and tear your family apart. In order for addiction to have a chance of healing, we must first address the dynamics of the addict's relationships with their loved ones. Many loved ones unwittingly enable the addiction to continue, sometimes because they want to avoid confrontation and conflict. As the enabling continues, the addiction continues as well-and becomes progressively worse. It is important to understand that enabling an addict is never a loving act-and only leads to more severe consequences as time goes on.

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Addiction Counsellors
A person with an addiction uses a substance, or engages in a behavior, for which the rewarding effects provide a compelling incentive to repeat the activity, despite detrimental consequences. Addiction may involve the use of substances such as alcohol, inhalants, opioids, cocaine, and nicotine, or behaviors such as gambling.

If you're looking for a Victoria addiction counsellor, these professionals provide addiction therapy and counselling in Victoria.