Addiction Therapists in Fort St John, BC

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Alexander Wellness Consulting
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW, RCC
Verified Verified
Fort St John, BC V1J  (Online Only)
Currently Accepting New Clients. Specializing in Couples, Addiction, Anxiety & Depression. 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.
Currently Accepting New Clients. Specializing in Couples, Addiction, Anxiety & Depression. 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.
(778) 743-4093 View (778) 743-4093
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Lauren Kniewasser
Counsellor, MA, RCC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Fort St John, BC V1J  (Online Only)
Two Spirit, Queer, and Trans friendly and accepting new clients! I am a settler from unceded Algonquin territory living on the traditional territory of the Dane-zaa Nation. I am a strong believer in social justice and I work with adults, teens, and families who want support with anxiety, depression, trauma, systemic oppression and bullying, substance use, family and relationship conflict, 2Slgbtqia+ identity, attachment wounds, and whatever you feel you need support with! I love nature and outdoor sports, expressing myself through art, and laughing with friends. Humour and playing help me feel alive and most like myself.
Two Spirit, Queer, and Trans friendly and accepting new clients! I am a settler from unceded Algonquin territory living on the traditional territory of the Dane-zaa Nation. I am a strong believer in social justice and I work with adults, teens, and families who want support with anxiety, depression, trauma, systemic oppression and bullying, substance use, family and relationship conflict, 2Slgbtqia+ identity, attachment wounds, and whatever you feel you need support with! I love nature and outdoor sports, expressing myself through art, and laughing with friends. Humour and playing help me feel alive and most like myself.
(579) 977-1144 View (579) 977-1144
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Return to Wholeness Healing Services
Psychiatric Nurse, RN, BScN
Verified Verified
Fort St John, BC V1J  (Online Only)
What are the biggest challenges with your mental health right now? Do you your have a formal mental health/substance use disorder diagnosis? Are you currently taking prescribed psychiatric medications? If so, what "side effects", adverse effects, toxic effects/(full effects) are you experiencing? Also, Do you have formal and informal supports for yourself?.
Hi I'm Neseret. I am a mental health advocate with 17 years of experience as a Psychiatric RN. I support adults and at risk youth and their families with a wide range of mental health conditions, as they navigate the current mental health system, as well as implement metabolic therapies including the ketogenic diet, to go from struggling with anxiety, depression, bipolar disorder, psychosis, food addiction, weight gain, brain fog, lack of motivation, feeling suicidal and numb to experiencing mental clarity, mood stability, healthy weight loss, peace of mind, HOPE, and a sense of control.
What are the biggest challenges with your mental health right now? Do you your have a formal mental health/substance use disorder diagnosis? Are you currently taking prescribed psychiatric medications? If so, what "side effects", adverse effects, toxic effects/(full effects) are you experiencing? Also, Do you have formal and informal supports for yourself?.
Hi I'm Neseret. I am a mental health advocate with 17 years of experience as a Psychiatric RN. I support adults and at risk youth and their families with a wide range of mental health conditions, as they navigate the current mental health system, as well as implement metabolic therapies including the ketogenic diet, to go from struggling with anxiety, depression, bipolar disorder, psychosis, food addiction, weight gain, brain fog, lack of motivation, feeling suicidal and numb to experiencing mental clarity, mood stability, healthy weight loss, peace of mind, HOPE, and a sense of control.
(450) 809-5387 View (450) 809-5387
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Caroline Exell
Counsellor, MC, RCC
Verified Verified
Fort St John, BC V1J  (Online Only)
Hello and welcome! I work with people from all backgrounds, who are experiencing a variety of challenges, and help them to determine and meet their individual goals. This might include managing depression and anxiety, minimizing substance use, improving relationships with others and self, navigating life transitions and challenges, creating a more enjoyable and fulfilling life, and/or coping with stressors of all kinds.
Hello and welcome! I work with people from all backgrounds, who are experiencing a variety of challenges, and help them to determine and meet their individual goals. This might include managing depression and anxiety, minimizing substance use, improving relationships with others and self, navigating life transitions and challenges, creating a more enjoyable and fulfilling life, and/or coping with stressors of all kinds.
(604) 243-4151 View (604) 243-4151
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Sarah-Louise Murray
Counsellor, CCC, MPCC, CT-AB, CT-PEI, RCC-BC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Fort St John, BC V1J  (Online Only)
May-Oct 2024 I welcome those struggling with Anxiety or Depression or Loneliness; unprocessed trauma; concerned about "ADHD" symptoms and substance use. Together we will use my 20+ years of experience and training to get you back to enjoying life. “Life isn’t about finding yourself. Life is about creating yourself.” I create sessions that enable you to learn new information, practice new skills, develop a positive sense of self and strengthen your ability to live each day feeling satisfied and successful. Call Saturdays or email any day to book your appointment.
May-Oct 2024 I welcome those struggling with Anxiety or Depression or Loneliness; unprocessed trauma; concerned about "ADHD" symptoms and substance use. Together we will use my 20+ years of experience and training to get you back to enjoying life. “Life isn’t about finding yourself. Life is about creating yourself.” I create sessions that enable you to learn new information, practice new skills, develop a positive sense of self and strengthen your ability to live each day feeling satisfied and successful. Call Saturdays or email any day to book your appointment.
(587) 328-1416 View (587) 328-1416
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Hartwell Counselling, Ltd.
Counsellor, MA, CCC
Verified Verified
Fort St John, BC V1J  (Online Only)
When was the last time you experienced harmony with your core principles? At Hartwell Counselling, I provide a compassionate and transformative therapy rooted in evidence-based practices such as EMDR. EMDR which stands for Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing and its the gold standard for treating and processing trauma. EMDR reduces trauma symptoms in a shorter time frame than the traditional talk therapy. Many clients have reported a reduction of traumatic symptoms after the initial few sessions of EMDR. EMDR is not a magic cure for trauma but it might produce some symptoms relief.
When was the last time you experienced harmony with your core principles? At Hartwell Counselling, I provide a compassionate and transformative therapy rooted in evidence-based practices such as EMDR. EMDR which stands for Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing and its the gold standard for treating and processing trauma. EMDR reduces trauma symptoms in a shorter time frame than the traditional talk therapy. Many clients have reported a reduction of traumatic symptoms after the initial few sessions of EMDR. EMDR is not a magic cure for trauma but it might produce some symptoms relief.
(587) 609-5572 View (587) 609-5572
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Lindsay Jardine
Registered Social Worker, BAdmin, BSW, RSW, MC
Verified Verified
Fort St John, BC V1J
I prefer in person appointments, but can meet with people virtually.
I prefer in person appointments, but can meet with people virtually.
(204) 400-0389 View (204) 400-0389
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Inner Ease Counselling and Coaching
Counsellor, RPC
Verified Verified
Fort St John, BC V1J
It can be a huge step reaching out for help, and I would love to be of support. I am passionate about providing my clients with a safe, non-judgmental space to work through the issues that are standing in the way of living the life they want. I work with issues related to anxiety, depression, grief, trauma, life transitions and struggles with self-worth. With a collaborative and holistic approach, I support people to develop the skills required to address their individual challenges, building their sense of personal strength and improving their well-being.
It can be a huge step reaching out for help, and I would love to be of support. I am passionate about providing my clients with a safe, non-judgmental space to work through the issues that are standing in the way of living the life they want. I work with issues related to anxiety, depression, grief, trauma, life transitions and struggles with self-worth. With a collaborative and holistic approach, I support people to develop the skills required to address their individual challenges, building their sense of personal strength and improving their well-being.
(778) 400-4603 View (778) 400-4603
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What's the Matter (WTM) Counselling
Counsellor, MA, RCC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Fort St John, BC V1J
I practice from a Biopsychosocial perspective to ensure every aspect of one’s life is taken into consideration when looking at their journey so far.
I practice from a Biopsychosocial perspective to ensure every aspect of one’s life is taken into consideration when looking at their journey so far.
(873) 514-8001 View (873) 514-8001
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Robyn Bryson
Counsellor, MC, RCC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Fort St John, BC V1J  (Online Only)
I presently exclusively offer online sessions while working closely with a dedicated team at Strength Counselling Services. My deep-seated passion is rooted in delivering compassionate support and fostering a secure and nurturing space for my clients as they embark on their personal journeys of growth and self-discovery. By prioritizing a client-centered approach, I firmly uphold the belief that individuals possess an inherent wisdom about their own lives. Grounded in this belief, my goal is to guide clients in pursuing their objectives while respecting their distinctive values and autonomy.
I presently exclusively offer online sessions while working closely with a dedicated team at Strength Counselling Services. My deep-seated passion is rooted in delivering compassionate support and fostering a secure and nurturing space for my clients as they embark on their personal journeys of growth and self-discovery. By prioritizing a client-centered approach, I firmly uphold the belief that individuals possess an inherent wisdom about their own lives. Grounded in this belief, my goal is to guide clients in pursuing their objectives while respecting their distinctive values and autonomy.
(548) 901-0424 View (548) 901-0424

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Angel Laurie Sumka
Counsellor, RCC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Taylor, BC V0C  (Online Only)
From Neurodivergent Support to Trauma Recovery, I've got you! Struggling to feel connected? To feel hope? Need a safe space to figure things out? I am here for you! Enjoy a space that is free of judgment, where you can unpack everything from trauma to gender, in order to empower yourself to feel connected to loved ones while also living authentically. All genders, sexualities and cultures are welcome here.
From Neurodivergent Support to Trauma Recovery, I've got you! Struggling to feel connected? To feel hope? Need a safe space to figure things out? I am here for you! Enjoy a space that is free of judgment, where you can unpack everything from trauma to gender, in order to empower yourself to feel connected to loved ones while also living authentically. All genders, sexualities and cultures are welcome here.
(343) 453-0241 View (343) 453-0241

Online Therapists

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Jake Sombrutzki
Counsellor, MACP, RCC
Verified Verified
Dawson Creek, BC V1G  (Online Only)
Are you struggling with daily life, goals, or your relationship with yourself or others? Do fear, anxiety, low self-worth, setting boundaries, or anger hold you back? I offer a collaborative, non-judgmental approach focused on helping you rediscover your self-worth and innate ability to navigate life's challenges. With a background in addiction treatment and a diverse upbringing, I integrate Eastern philosophy and spirituality into my practice. I presently exclusively offer online sessions while working closely with a dedicated team at Strength Counselling Services.
Are you struggling with daily life, goals, or your relationship with yourself or others? Do fear, anxiety, low self-worth, setting boundaries, or anger hold you back? I offer a collaborative, non-judgmental approach focused on helping you rediscover your self-worth and innate ability to navigate life's challenges. With a background in addiction treatment and a diverse upbringing, I integrate Eastern philosophy and spirituality into my practice. I presently exclusively offer online sessions while working closely with a dedicated team at Strength Counselling Services.
(709) 702-0705 View (709) 702-0705

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Addiction Counsellors

What is the best therapy for addiction?

Addiction treatment will be tailored to the individual. People seeking help for addiction—whether with a psychotherapist, in an outpatient clinic, or in a residential program—should expect to engage in multiple types of treatments, sometimes including medication. For anyone recovering from addiction, avoiding situations in which one has typically used a substance is essential, as is the support of close connections. Since substance use disorders tend to co-occur with underlying mental health conditions such as anxiety or depression, those must also be addressed as part of any recovery plan.

How long does therapy for addiction take?

There is no set timeline for recovery from addiction. Patients and their families should expect the work to last several months, if not longer. Residential treatment programs may be based on a stay of 30, 60, or 90 days, with continuing work after release, but only about 1 percent of people are treated in such facilities. Ceasing use is just the first step; therapy to help maintain abstinence and effect behavior change must follow. The process of recovery, neuroscience has shown, involves brain cells recovering the capacity to respond to natural sources of reward and restore control over the impulse to use. Another definition of recovery is restoring voluntary control over one’s substance use and retaking all of one’s previous responsibilities.

How effective is drug addiction treatment?

Substance use disorders are treatable and remission is achievable for many who seek recovery; by some estimates, more than three-quarters of people who become addicted to alcohol or drugs recover. But that success rarely occurs quickly or on a set timeline; relapse is not only common, but many therapists and clinicians view it as a normal part of the process—not always a sign that a person has returned to addiction, but a signal that their treatment should be adjusted to help them regain control. Overall, research suggests, five years after the end of substance use, one’s risk of relapse is no greater than that of others who had not faced addiction. Other experts believe that complete abstinence is not the only measure of recovery, and that, through effective treatment, many people can learn to control their use.

How can you get addiction treatment for someone?

The most important factor in recovery from addiction is widely understood to be an individual’s commitment to change. For that reason,“interventions” in which friends and family gather to urge or force someone to begin immediate treatment often backfire; even when such efforts do lead someone to begin treatment, they may be less likely to stay than those who are self-driven. Still, family members can play an important role in supporting an individual who seeks help and can take part in family therapy as one element of a loved one’s treatment.