Alcohol Use Therapists in Courtenay, BC

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Carly Boyle
Counsellor, MEd, RCC
Verified
2 Endorsed
Verified
2 Endorsed
Welcome! I am glad that you found your way here. My name is Carly Boyle and I am a Registered Clinical Counsellor (RCC) with a Masters degree from City University of Seattle and a Bachelors of Education degree from the University of Victoria. I know things can get challenging and you may be facing heavy or difficult aspects of life. And, you are so worthy of asking for support and guidance to move through what feels unbearable. I offer a gentle, open-minded and non-judgmental approach to therapy, and I value providing you with a safe, self-paced, and confidential environment to be heard, and heal in.
(778) 902-0685
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Courtenay, BC V9N
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$130 per session
Not accepting new clients
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Sara Turner
Counsellor, RTC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
We carry our life story within us. Each person has a unique collection of joys and triumphs, pleasures and pain that imprints their biology. These imprints, formed unconsciously, influence our feeling states, our decision making, self-esteem, and the way we see the world. They shape the way our nervous systems respond and adapt to challenges and change. The imprints that hold the most charge are often formed in childhood or in response to trauma, and they have the ability to create mental, emotional, and physical imbalance—to create a state of disregulation. However, we each possess the profound capacity for change.
(778) 760-2915
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Courtenay, BC V9N
$100 per session
Not accepting new clients
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Becky Michaluk
Counsellor, MC, RCC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
I offer insight-based, experiential therapy for clients who want to get to the root of their problems by locating unconscious issues and traumas, and actively working with these in-session in a gentle, effective way. Many of my clients have already tried "analyzing" their way free from unhealthy mental states and behaviours, and have realized they need a more effective strategy. My clients learn how to manage their behaviours and emotions from a wise, self-regulated place. I also work with partners who want to deepen their communication and connection and gain freedom from negative patterns. All approaches are evidence based.
(778) 655-4239
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Courtenay, BC V9N
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$140 (individual)$190 (couples)
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Kelly McManus
Psychologist, PhD, R, Psych
Verified
Verified
Dr. Kelly McManus has a Doctorate in Clinical Psychology and has been practicing for over 12 years in various mental health settings as a Psychologist and as Registered Clinical Counsellor. Dr. McManus also has a Masters Degree in Education. She works with children, adolescents, adults, couples and families. She uses integrative, strengths-focused, evidenced-based therapy. Her education includes theory and practice in the major approaches in Psychology including Psychodynamic, Cognitive-Behavioural, and Narrative. Dr. McManus tailors her approach to your particular needs, goals, and preferences. Dr. McManus also takes ICBC and Veteran's Affairs clients.
(855) 463-2706
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Courtenay, BC V9N
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$225 per session
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Sherina Holmes
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, RSW
Verified
Verified
I specialize in working with adolescents and adults with a variety of mental health and substance use issues including trauma, anxiety, depression, unhealthy relationships, addiction and self-esteem issues.
(604) 295-5482
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Courtenay, BC V9N
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$140 per session
Waitlist for new clients
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Dave Waugh
Counsellor, RPC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
When we feel anxious, depressed, exhausted, isolated, lonely, lost or stuck for too long, it feels like we are caught in a web of pain. In order to ease the pain we may be drawn to addictive substances or behaviors to provide temporary relief. This might help in the short term but can have negative consequences if our addictive tendencies become destructive habits. At the root of our psychological pain are traumatic experiences from the past or negative attitudes toward our self. At our core we often have limiting or negative beliefs that keep us caught in a web of destructive habits. To heal, these beliefs need to be transformed.
(778) 765-3719
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Courtenay, BC V9N
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$96 per session
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John Rushforth
Counsellor, BScN, MCouns
Verified
Verified
My approach to counselling is based on respect for you the client. I do my very best to ensure that you feel safe, in control of the process, heard, and understood. My job is to get to know your values and how you think, feel, and act, in order to support you to either strengthen or change, aspects of yourself and your life. We will collaborate to establish meaningful and achievable goals focused on creating the life you want.
(705) 980-1041
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Courtenay, BC V9N
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$110 per session
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Vanessa Hitchcock
Counsellor, MEd, RCC
Verified
Verified
As a former international teacher in Egypt, China and Korea, I bring cultural humility and a deep appreciation for cultural diversity into my counselling practice. Additionally, my learning from Indigenous peoples has contributed to my understanding of a holistic model of health; the interconnectedness, and necessary balance, between physical, mental, emotional and spiritual aspects of one’s self.
(778) 608-3654
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Courtenay, BC V9N
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Rebecca E LaFleur
Counsellor, MA, RCC, CCAC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
I have been working with children, youth, adults and families in a variety of avenues for 15 years. I believe that each person has within themselves the resources to grow and achieve their goals - we all need someone who can help us get there at times, and that is what I provide. Whether it be a life transition in your life, substances or process addictions and recovery, eating disorders, anxiety, or parenting support, I can help. I am also experienced with working with children and youth who have been sexually abused, have high risk behaviours, anxiety, difficulty with school or transitions, or have suffered loss.
(250) 338-2700
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Courtenay, BC V9N
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$110 per session
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Erica Briggs
MSW, RSW
Verified
Verified
A strong believer in holistic health and fitness as a path to optimum wellness, Erica brings a calm and grounded presence to her work. She is passionate about supporting her clients to navigate life challenges, make desired changes and understand how they can be instrumental in their own healing and growth. Erica's background working in both public service and community agencies has provided her with a broad range of skills including facilitation and psycho-education in self-awareness, emotions management, and healthy relationships.
(778) 400-7890
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Courtenay, BC V9N
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Keenan Andrew
Counsellor, MA, RCC
Verified
Verified
I am currently accepting new clients into my practice, and I offer a free 15-minute consultation via video or phone call to see if I am a good fit for you moving forward. Together, we can take small steps to help support your healing journey in a culturally responsive and safe way. Thank you for stopping by and I hope to connect soon. Meanwhile, I am located on the traditional K’ómoks First Nation lands which are in the heart of the Comox Valley on Vancouver Island. These are the traditional lands of the Kwakwaka'wakw and Coast Salish peoples. I am honoured to be here on these lands of plenty and look forward to connecting with you.
(250) 703-3003
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Courtenay, BC V9N
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$130 per session
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Teri Palmer
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, RSW, MSW
Verified
Verified
NOW accepting new clients. With a focus on individuals (15 and up), couples and families, I work with you to resolve overwhelming emotions, anxiety, depression, strained relationships, relationship breakdown, self-harm, suicidal ideation, problem behaviours, and trauma. Empowering you to feel a greater sense of well-being, fulfillment, and deep connection (with yourself and your people). Helping you achieve meaningful and lasting change.
(579) 500-5928
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Courtenay, BC V9N
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$140 per session
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Mamatoto Counselling
Counsellor, BHSc, MACP, RCC
Verified
Verified
After 10 years of working with women and their families as a midwife, I am pleased to work with women and families in a counselling capacity. My practice is accessible to new mothers and mothers-to-be in clinic, on Skype and in clients homes. I offer individual, group and family counselling. After a practicum with CYMH I am passionate about working with children and often treat the family as an interconnected system.
(844) 553-8131
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Courtenay, BC V9N
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$110 per session
Not accepting new clients
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Marie Jakalicia Guignard
Counsellor, RCC, BA, MA, CPA
Verified
Verified
Do you feel hopeless, a lack of motivation and interest, a feeling of constant tension and fear? Have you experienced, witnessed, or heard any harmful or threatening events and found yourself feeling persistent sadness, constant worry, excessive guilt, shame, or anger? Do you feel this need to have something change in your life, find your inner self, find peace, grow, take care of yourself, love yourself, appreciate other people's love, and enjoy life?
(236) 562-7353
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Courtenay, BC V9N
$140 per session
Not accepting new clients
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Daniel Klco
Counsellor, BA, MACP, RCC, CCC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
Have you been going to therapy for a while? Are you struggling with low mood, anxiety, pain, sexual disorders, or other symptoms, that you, or the medical system can't explain? Do you have complicated family dynamics, or require support in your relationship? I may be able to help. Having an intimate understanding of these issues, I offer a unique perspective on various concerns. Working as an emergency first responder and having been deployed to theatres of conflict has helped me to understand the complexity of trauma. I work with individuals, couples and families to help support the journey to inner strength.
(833) 765-7463
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Courtenay, BC V9N
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$175 (individual)$175 (couples)
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Alexander Wellness Consulting
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW, RCC
Verified
Verified
Currently Accepting New Clients. Specializing in Couples, Addiction and Anxiety. 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- 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.
(236) 326-8974
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Courtenay, BC V9N
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$150 (individual)$170 (couples)
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Allison Rice Therapy & Associates
Counsellor, MA, RCC
Verified
Verified
Allison offers counseling to individuals, families and couples while providing a safe space for therapeutic conversations to take place. She has extensive experience assisting people to move into solutions with the following presenting struggles: ​The effects of substance misuse; The impacts of problem gambling; Depression; Anxiety; Stress Management; Disordered Eating; Grief and Loss; Trauma; Anger; Relationship dilemmas; Couples work; ​Family work.
(778) 766-5467
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Courtenay, BC V9N
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Island Psych Support
Psychologist, RPsych
Verified
Verified
Based in Campbell River I provide psychotherapy and counselling to Campbell River, the North Island and the Comox Valley. Island Psych Support provides a safe place for you to work with a caring, supportive registered clinical counsellor, addressing anything from adjusting to life changes to pervasive internal conflict. Whatever the issue, it is my aim to work in partnership with you to help you gain insight into your difficulties, foster positive change and develop greater confidence to meet future challenges and to live a rich and meaningful life.
(866) 645-2414
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Courtenay, BC V9J
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Comox Valley Family Counselling & Mediation
Counsellor, MACP, MA, RCC
Verified
Verified
I love assisting people to enhance their lives and relationships, resolve conflicts and reach solutions that work. I believe that we all have the capacity for personal growth and change. My approach focuses on empathetic listening, solutions and moving issues and relationships forward. I have a proven track record in assisting people to collaborate and to effect positive change in their lives and others. I value your privacy and all aspects of the sessions are confidential.
(778) 906-2617
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Courtenay, BC V9N
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$110 (individual)$120 (couples)
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Sandra Ledwidge Counselling & Therapy
Counsellor, BSc, MA, RCC
Verified
Verified
Are you feeling anxious or depressed? Are you struggling in your relationships? Are you having a tough time dealing with loss or significant life change? Do you feel defeated by failed attempts to make positive changes? Are people in your life worried about you? Seeking help when in need is both a courageous step and an expression of hope. As a Registered Clinical Counsellor in private practice, I offer counselling and therapy to individuals and couples. Together, we explore how your beliefs and behaviour patterns may be limiting you from reaching your goals and finding fulfilment in your relationships.
(855) 232-0548
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Courtenay, BC V9N
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$110 per session

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Alcohol Use Counsellors

Are there specific medications for alcohol use?

There are oral medications approved to treat alcohol use disorder—such as disulfiram, acamprosate, and naltrexone, which also comes in an injectable form. These medications do help people reduce their drinking as well as avoid the problem of relapse. Naltrexone helps reduce cravings, disulfiram can make a person feel sick when they drink, and acamprosate may help ease symptoms like poor sleep and anxious feelings.

How do alcohol recovery or rehabilitation programs work?

In inpatient programs, individuals live in a facility with other patients in recovery; in outpatient programs,individuals live at home. These facilities are staffed with healthcare professionals including physicians, nurses, psychologists, counselors, and psychotherapists. Staff can also include people who have recovered themselves, serving as mentors and guides. These programs may use abstinence, harm reduction, detoxification, psychotherapy, and other tools for recovery.

How do 12-step programs combined with psychotherapy work?

Members of 12-step programs help each other reach abstinence and work to maintain it. These programs promote complete change in the individual’s emotional, mental, physical, and even spiritual perspectives. Some programs require that new members attend 90 meetings in 90 days. Many people do attend these programs in conjunction with their work in psychotherapy; the combination of therapy along with 12-step can be extremely effective.

How does harm reduction combined with psychotherapy work?

According to the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, harm reduction prevents death, injury, disease, overdose, and substance misuse. People who choose harm reduction for alcohol use reduce the amount of alcohol they intake. It is not abstinence-based like a 12-step program, but combining harm reduction with psychotherapy proves to be effective for many people.