Addiction Therapists in Victoria, BC

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Tanise Ambers
Counsellor, RTC
Verified
Verified
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
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Hanna Shapiro
Counsellor, MA, RCC
Verified
Verified
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
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Sue Donaldson
Drug & Alcohol Counsellor, RSW, CCAC, ICADC, CEC, CIP
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
Pegasus Recovery Solutions offers a range of comprehensive services to treat individuals who are dealing with a substance use disorder or process addiction . We also provides education and support to their affected family members. Sue Donaldson, founder and director, is an addictions treatment specialist, with 27 years of experience, who leads a team of excellent professionals at Pegasus.
(778) 403-7594
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Victoria, BC V8T
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John Reilly
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW RSW
Verified
Verified
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
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Armour Addiction Services
Drug & Alcohol Counsellor, PhD(c), CSAT, ICADC, CPTT
Verified
Verified
As a Certified Sex Addiction Therapist and a Certified Partner 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
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Jilleun Tenning
Counsellor, MA, RCC
Verified
Verified
I support people who would like someone to walk alongside them as they navigate issues like: ADD/ADHD, Autism, Depression, Anxiety and Panic, Trauma, Existential Issues, Suicidal Thoughts and Self-Harm, Addiction , Interpersonal Difficulties.
I’m passionate about helping neurodivergent people learn to treat themselves with more love, compassion, respect and to better recognize the gifts that they walk with. As a Coast Salish Indigenous advocate and community member, I am knowledgeable about the generational challenges faced by people from both Indigenous and Western cultures. I have specialized training in trauma recovery and anti-oppressive counselling practices as well as short-term and somatic therapy.
(431) 441-5541
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Victoria, BC V9A
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Serena Polt
Counsellor, RCC, MA, BSc, BEd, BA
Verified
Verified
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
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Ryan Leiderman
Counsellor, MA, RCC
Verified
Verified
Now Accepting New Clients - 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
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Des Lynch
Counsellor, MEd , HBSW, BA, RCC, RSW
Verified
Verified
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
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Lori Cunningham
Counsellor, RTC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
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. Pet friendly office.
(778) 766-4832
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Victoria, BC V8Z
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Valerie MacNeil
Counsellor, MEd, RCC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
My specialty is addiction and mental health as well as codependency.
I am currently accepting new clients for in-person, telephone, or video sessions. My focus is to help individuals heal, energize, and become aware of their inner strengths. We achieve this by working together. I provide a neutral safe space, listen to your concerns, and customize a treatment plan catered to your individual needs based on an eclectic model of counselling, including the use of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy. My counselling office is located in Victoria, BC.
(778) 765-3505
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Victoria, BC V9A
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Christopher Ashforth
Counsellor, MC, RCC
Verified
Verified
We will work on identifying and changing patterns, environmental, and relational factors that are contributing to your drinking, substance use, anxiety, or depression.
Weekend & Evening Availability. You might be facing a setback, and it can be hard to stay positive and not lose faith in your dreams. I know how you feel, I have been there too. I can help you create a plan to change your relationship with substances, depression, or anxiety, and move you towards a more meaningful & fulfilling life. I offer in-person weekend sessions on saturdays and sundays, and online sessions mondays and tuesdays.
(705) 996-6301
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Victoria, BC V8P
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David A Burns
Drug & Alcohol Counsellor, MA, ICADC, CCS-AC, CCAC, CSAT
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
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
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Anita Joanne Snell
Psychologist, PhD, RPsych
Verified
Verified
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
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Colleen McKee
Counsellor, BA, MA, RCC
Verified
Verified
Experience working with addiction , trauma, and occupational stress injuries in First Responders.
*ACCEPTING NEW CLIENTS* 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. 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 and challenges so you can live your best life.
(778) 764-2343
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Victoria, BC V8Z
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Jake McPhee
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, RSW
Verified
Verified
Some areas of speciality include depression, LGBTQ identities, substance addiction , couples work and body image/self esteem.
You’ve made the decision to choose change! Growth is essential to the human experience and I look forward to helping you make positive changes to your life. I have extensive history working with substance addictions & all forms of mental health. I aim to create a space where you can have a real, intentional, meaningful experience; I will meet you where you are at and work with you to reveal your strengths and goals. I approach my work with care, compassion and a dash of humour! I use a variety of modalities (such as CBT, ACT, MI) that I cater to your needs and situation. My counselling is collaborative and prioritizes your needs.
(289) 207-6416
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Victoria, BC V9B
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Monica Freudenreich
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, RSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
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
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Michelle Bass
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, PhD, RSW, RCC
Verified
Verified
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 V8W
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Plum Blossom Counselling
Counsellor, MA, RCC, CSAT, SEP(c), CPTT
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
I am a Certified Sexual Addiction Therapist; for those struggling with problematic sexual behaviour, a Certified Partner Trauma Therapist for partners of those struggling with compulsive sexual behaviour, and I use Somatic Experiencing and Cognitive Processing Therapy to help individuals heal from trauma including complex trauma.
Now accepting new clients. 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 chemical 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. I specialize in working with individuals who have experienced sexual trauma.
(587) 404-4712
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Victoria, BC V9A
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Alan Boden
Counsellor, MA, RCC
Verified
Verified
Are you struggling with troubling issues in your important relationships? Not feeling heard or respected? Do you feel defensive, or attacked by your partner and can't trust or feel supported in your relationship. Or perhaps you're a man struggling with an internet or porn addiction that is consuming too much of your life. Do you have a teen that is struggling with confidence, anxiety and motivation? Are you overwhelmed by feelings of anxiety most of the time, and can't relax, or feel safe? These are all issues that I have successfully worked with in the past.
(581) 501-5038 x250686
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Victoria, BC V8R
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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.