Substance Use Therapists in Brockville, ON

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Simon Erlich
Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying), MA, MACP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Brockville, ON K6V
Welcome and thank you for choosing to explore your path to healing and growth. All that you are and everything you want to be is welcome here. I specialize in working with trauma, as well as clients who experience chronic pain or substance use. I work with clients to explore their internal experiences - thoughts, sensations, pains, images, and emotions - and how these experiences impact and influence client's relationship to the external world. As a trauma-informed therapist, I am here to support your healing process by providing a safe space to engage with profound and meaningful experiences.
Welcome and thank you for choosing to explore your path to healing and growth. All that you are and everything you want to be is welcome here. I specialize in working with trauma, as well as clients who experience chronic pain or substance use. I work with clients to explore their internal experiences - thoughts, sensations, pains, images, and emotions - and how these experiences impact and influence client's relationship to the external world. As a trauma-informed therapist, I am here to support your healing process by providing a safe space to engage with profound and meaningful experiences.
(343) 321-1795 View (343) 321-1795
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Lindsay Abrames
Registered Psychotherapist, MA, RP
Verified Verified
Brockville, ON K6V
Are you feeling stuck in a cycle of secrecy, shame, and isolation that often accompanies alcohol and/or substance use? Maybe you are wondering if you have a problem with substances, are contemplating change, or are interested in relapse prevention to sustain your gains in recovery. Alternatively, are you exhausted and feeling helpless as you navigate a loved one’s substance use and mental health concerns? Perhaps you are worried about your own well-being and want to reconnect with yourself. I also support individuals experiencing anxiety, depression, grief/loss, chronic stress, and major life transitions.
Are you feeling stuck in a cycle of secrecy, shame, and isolation that often accompanies alcohol and/or substance use? Maybe you are wondering if you have a problem with substances, are contemplating change, or are interested in relapse prevention to sustain your gains in recovery. Alternatively, are you exhausted and feeling helpless as you navigate a loved one’s substance use and mental health concerns? Perhaps you are worried about your own well-being and want to reconnect with yourself. I also support individuals experiencing anxiety, depression, grief/loss, chronic stress, and major life transitions.
(343) 321-0790 View (343) 321-0790
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Laura Johnston
Registered Psychotherapist, RP, MACP
Verified Verified
Brockville, ON K6T  (Online Only)
Not accepting new clients
I provide virtual psychotherapy services to adults (18+) who are Ontario residents. I offer services to individuals with a variety of presenting concerns including life and interpersonal stressors as well as mental health conditions such as anxiety and mood disorders, OCD, ADHD, substance use and addictive behaviours.
I provide virtual psychotherapy services to adults (18+) who are Ontario residents. I offer services to individuals with a variety of presenting concerns including life and interpersonal stressors as well as mental health conditions such as anxiety and mood disorders, OCD, ADHD, substance use and addictive behaviours.
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St Lawrence Psychotherapy and Wellness
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
Brockville, ON K6V
The best therapy combines knowledge and care. We can help. You may have been through very hard times or are facing life's unpredictable changes. You may be feeling, anger, sadness, loss of motivation. Perhaps you have anxiety, feel burdened or even scared and lonely. You are not alone. We have been there ourselves. We are therapists but we are people too. We have been to therapy too, and have seen the benefits. We are evidence based and experienced in our practice.
The best therapy combines knowledge and care. We can help. You may have been through very hard times or are facing life's unpredictable changes. You may be feeling, anger, sadness, loss of motivation. Perhaps you have anxiety, feel burdened or even scared and lonely. You are not alone. We have been there ourselves. We are therapists but we are people too. We have been to therapy too, and have seen the benefits. We are evidence based and experienced in our practice.
(343) 312-6396 View (343) 312-6396
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Kel James
Registered Psychotherapist, BA PSYC, MACP, RP, EMDR, CTSS
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Brockville, ON K6V
All too often, when we experience painful thoughts, feelings or sensations we react in ways that are self-defeating and self-destructive. Over time, these habitual reaction patterns can manifest in a variety of ways such as anxiety, depression, phobias, disordered eating or addiction. Psychotherapy can help you with the immediate problem or situation you are facing. More importantly, it can help you gain insight as to the root cause of your emotional pain, to come to a place of self-acceptance and self-compassion, and to adopt positive coping skills in order to live a more engaged and meaningful life.
All too often, when we experience painful thoughts, feelings or sensations we react in ways that are self-defeating and self-destructive. Over time, these habitual reaction patterns can manifest in a variety of ways such as anxiety, depression, phobias, disordered eating or addiction. Psychotherapy can help you with the immediate problem or situation you are facing. More importantly, it can help you gain insight as to the root cause of your emotional pain, to come to a place of self-acceptance and self-compassion, and to adopt positive coping skills in order to live a more engaged and meaningful life.
(343) 341-4791 View (343) 341-4791
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Jeff D Robinson
Registered Psychotherapist, BSc, MA(Psy), RP
Verified Verified
Brockville, ON K6T
Over 15 years Specializing in Men's Mental Health and Addictions. Life can feel overwhelming at times, everyone needs a helping hand now and then. That's why I use a person centered strength-based approach to help bring out the best in you. I offer evidence-based treatment, and have trained extensively in various treatment modalities, including cognitive behavioural therapy, addictions, trauma-focused therapy, motivational interviewing, and mindfulness.
Over 15 years Specializing in Men's Mental Health and Addictions. Life can feel overwhelming at times, everyone needs a helping hand now and then. That's why I use a person centered strength-based approach to help bring out the best in you. I offer evidence-based treatment, and have trained extensively in various treatment modalities, including cognitive behavioural therapy, addictions, trauma-focused therapy, motivational interviewing, and mindfulness.
(343) 339-5233 View (343) 339-5233
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Karen Gillis
Registered Social Worker, RSW, MSW, MA
Verified Verified
Brockville, ON K6V  (Online Only)
Not accepting new clients
Life is tough, especially lately. Expectations are overwhelming, your to-do list keeps growing, and there's not enough time in the day. You may be trying to please everyone and end up feeling burnt out or never good enough. School or work feel like too much to handle, and self-care seems like another "should". If you're thinking: "I don’t know what to do. I’m exhausted. I’m so frustrated. I want to feel more like myself (again). I want things to change", know that you can build a life worth living. These are the things I have often heard from my clients - and we can work with that! Recovery is possible and life can get better.
Life is tough, especially lately. Expectations are overwhelming, your to-do list keeps growing, and there's not enough time in the day. You may be trying to please everyone and end up feeling burnt out or never good enough. School or work feel like too much to handle, and self-care seems like another "should". If you're thinking: "I don’t know what to do. I’m exhausted. I’m so frustrated. I want to feel more like myself (again). I want things to change", know that you can build a life worth living. These are the things I have often heard from my clients - and we can work with that! Recovery is possible and life can get better.
(343) 805-0201 View (343) 805-0201
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McKay Psychotherapy
Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying), RN, BScN, MACP
Verified Verified
Brockville, ON K6V
I believe that the road to finding happiness and freedom begins with a simple principle, understanding that some things are within our control and some things are not. Whether you are controlled by anxiety, dreading the “what ifs” of the future. Or you are stuck in the past and find it difficult to move on, I believe I can help. I am dedicated to building a therapeutic alliance with my clients and working on an individual basis to help each, and every person realize their strengths to find their own solutions. I work with clients 18 and over to support them in recovering from anxiety, depression, addictions and relationship issues.
I believe that the road to finding happiness and freedom begins with a simple principle, understanding that some things are within our control and some things are not. Whether you are controlled by anxiety, dreading the “what ifs” of the future. Or you are stuck in the past and find it difficult to move on, I believe I can help. I am dedicated to building a therapeutic alliance with my clients and working on an individual basis to help each, and every person realize their strengths to find their own solutions. I work with clients 18 and over to support them in recovering from anxiety, depression, addictions and relationship issues.
(343) 338-5333 View (343) 338-5333
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Katelind Biccum
Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying), BA
Verified Verified
5 Endorsed
Brockville, ON K6V  (Online Only)
Not accepting new clients
I have faced struggles, so I want to give back and help others feel less alone. I want to provide a safe and understanding environment for people to express themselves freely. I utilize various techniques when working with clients, using an integrative approach. I am open to seeing clients struggling with anxiety, addictions, body image/self-esteem issues, depression, and trauma. I encourage clients to explore their issues at their own pace, genuinely meeting them where they are. Everyone deserves a chance to heal from things they have not spoken about.
I have faced struggles, so I want to give back and help others feel less alone. I want to provide a safe and understanding environment for people to express themselves freely. I utilize various techniques when working with clients, using an integrative approach. I am open to seeing clients struggling with anxiety, addictions, body image/self-esteem issues, depression, and trauma. I encourage clients to explore their issues at their own pace, genuinely meeting them where they are. Everyone deserves a chance to heal from things they have not spoken about.
(343) 505-0163 View (343) 505-0163
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Bailey Pakenham
Registered Psychotherapist, MACP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Brockville, ON K6V
Choosing yourself can be a struggle. Especially if you’ve been conditioned to choose others since your younger years. It’s never too late to start now and begin to prioritize your own needs. If you are feeling overwhelmed, anxious, or disconnected from yourself or others you are not alone. Therapy is a safe space to restore your mental, emotional, and relational health. I have a deep passion for helping people grieve their losses, process their traumas, celebrate their wins, take their power back, and learn to love and trust themselves after trauma.
Choosing yourself can be a struggle. Especially if you’ve been conditioned to choose others since your younger years. It’s never too late to start now and begin to prioritize your own needs. If you are feeling overwhelmed, anxious, or disconnected from yourself or others you are not alone. Therapy is a safe space to restore your mental, emotional, and relational health. I have a deep passion for helping people grieve their losses, process their traumas, celebrate their wins, take their power back, and learn to love and trust themselves after trauma.
(343) 309-5700 View (343) 309-5700
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ade ahmed
Registered Psychotherapist, MA, MBA, Pg, Dip
Verified Verified
Brockville, ON K6V
I am an Ottawa based Psychotherapist and Executive Coach with passion for mental health, relationship and psychological growth. She holds Counselling Psychology Master degree and an Albert Ellis Institute (New York) Associate Fellow with certification in Rational Emotive Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (RE-CBT). I am a registered and certified Psychotherapist in Ontario with experience working with adults, youth in mental health, relationship issues and workplace related issues; using evidence based and problem focus eclectic therapeutic Techniques. I am also a certified Executive/Life Coach and Alternative Conflict Resolution (ADR) practitioner with years of experience in Human Resources management/Development setting.
I am an Ottawa based Psychotherapist and Executive Coach with passion for mental health, relationship and psychological growth. She holds Counselling Psychology Master degree and an Albert Ellis Institute (New York) Associate Fellow with certification in Rational Emotive Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (RE-CBT). I am a registered and certified Psychotherapist in Ontario with experience working with adults, youth in mental health, relationship issues and workplace related issues; using evidence based and problem focus eclectic therapeutic Techniques. I am also a certified Executive/Life Coach and Alternative Conflict Resolution (ADR) practitioner with years of experience in Human Resources management/Development setting.
(343) 809-4945 x226 View (343) 809-4945 x226
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Ashley MacLellan
Registered Psychotherapist, MEd, RP, SEP-T
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Brockville, ON K6V
"Although the world is full of suffering, it is also full of the overcoming of it" (H. Keller) is a statement which motivates me to be versatile and adaptive so I may best meet my client's needs in an integrated practice, to facilitate empowerment and holistic well-being. I utilize strength-based, somatic, creative and expressive modes of therapy tailored to suit the unique needs of individuals from various walks of life.
"Although the world is full of suffering, it is also full of the overcoming of it" (H. Keller) is a statement which motivates me to be versatile and adaptive so I may best meet my client's needs in an integrated practice, to facilitate empowerment and holistic well-being. I utilize strength-based, somatic, creative and expressive modes of therapy tailored to suit the unique needs of individuals from various walks of life.
(855) 976-4252 View (855) 976-4252
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Holly Behiels
Registered Psychotherapist, BSc, MA, RP
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Brockville, ON K6V
I work with individuals and couples who are seeking improved communication, increased connection, reduced conflict, intimacy, facing a mental health diagnosis in partner, Operational Stress Injuries including PTSD, veterans issues, police and other first responders, medical professionals, and major life transitions. Seeking therapy takes courage and vulnerability, so we will work together to make you feel at ease and able to progress based on your unique needs and strengths.
I work with individuals and couples who are seeking improved communication, increased connection, reduced conflict, intimacy, facing a mental health diagnosis in partner, Operational Stress Injuries including PTSD, veterans issues, police and other first responders, medical professionals, and major life transitions. Seeking therapy takes courage and vulnerability, so we will work together to make you feel at ease and able to progress based on your unique needs and strengths.
(613) 519-4384 View (613) 519-4384
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Paula Bell, Reg'd Psychotherapist/ social worker
Registered Social Worker, MACP, RP, RSW
Verified Verified
Brockville, ON K6V
Waitlist for new clients
Reg'd Psychotherapist/ social worker with 20+ years of mental health training/experience. I offer psychotherapy for a range of issues including PTSD for both veterans and their spouses, complex trauma, anxiety and depression. A variety of strategies may be incorporated into treatment such as CBT, DBT, and EMDR or Emotion Focused Therapy strategies where applicable. LGBTQ friendly practice. Wait list 4-6 months.
Reg'd Psychotherapist/ social worker with 20+ years of mental health training/experience. I offer psychotherapy for a range of issues including PTSD for both veterans and their spouses, complex trauma, anxiety and depression. A variety of strategies may be incorporated into treatment such as CBT, DBT, and EMDR or Emotion Focused Therapy strategies where applicable. LGBTQ friendly practice. Wait list 4-6 months.
(613) 900-5879 View (613) 900-5879
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Victoria Elaine Howarth
Registered Psychotherapist, MACP, RP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Brockville, ON K6V
How is fear impacting your life? From problems that make you feel paralyzed, to uncomfortable feelings that are difficult to identify, trying to figure it out on your own can be confusing and scary. These feelings can hinder your enjoyment of daily life and future plans. By learning to understand how ADHD, anxiety, or trauma is affecting you, you can begin to see your life in a new way. I offer a nonjudgmental therapeutic lens where you can feel safe to explore your patterns and past. I created Dune Psychotherapy to be a collaborative practice, where we work together to move towards an authentic version of yourself.
How is fear impacting your life? From problems that make you feel paralyzed, to uncomfortable feelings that are difficult to identify, trying to figure it out on your own can be confusing and scary. These feelings can hinder your enjoyment of daily life and future plans. By learning to understand how ADHD, anxiety, or trauma is affecting you, you can begin to see your life in a new way. I offer a nonjudgmental therapeutic lens where you can feel safe to explore your patterns and past. I created Dune Psychotherapy to be a collaborative practice, where we work together to move towards an authentic version of yourself.
(343) 305-1081 View (343) 305-1081
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Bonnie T. Seidman
Psychologist, PhD, CPsych
Verified Verified
Brockville, ON K6V  (Online Only)
I have worked for 30 years with clients experiencing a wide range of psychological challenges. I work collaboratively with clients by offering insight, support, and guidance. Customized treatment plans that align with clients' wants, needs, preferences, and goals are created. My aim is to help you move forward in your life with enhanced self-awareness, improved coping skills and a healthier sense of mental, emotional and physical well-being.
I have worked for 30 years with clients experiencing a wide range of psychological challenges. I work collaboratively with clients by offering insight, support, and guidance. Customized treatment plans that align with clients' wants, needs, preferences, and goals are created. My aim is to help you move forward in your life with enhanced self-awareness, improved coping skills and a healthier sense of mental, emotional and physical well-being.
(613) 546-9118 View (613) 546-9118
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Matthew Kennedy
Registered Psychotherapist, MA
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Brockville, ON K6T
My name is Matthew (Matt) and I come with over 15 years of experience in the mental health and addictions field. I prefer an eclectic and integrative psychotherapeutic approach to meet individualized needs. Counselling involves talk therapy; however, I also engage in "do" therapy. This means that I want to help you find or rediscover your "wise self" to build your capacity to manage mental wellness, so it is not managing you.
My name is Matthew (Matt) and I come with over 15 years of experience in the mental health and addictions field. I prefer an eclectic and integrative psychotherapeutic approach to meet individualized needs. Counselling involves talk therapy; however, I also engage in "do" therapy. This means that I want to help you find or rediscover your "wise self" to build your capacity to manage mental wellness, so it is not managing you.
(613) 703-3782 View (613) 703-3782
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Roberta Abbott
Registered Psychotherapist, MA, MC, RP
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Brockville, ON K6V
I specialize in abuse and trauma therapy, for youth and adults. I have experience in working with victims of child abuse, bullying, and intimate partner violence. As a military spouse and former defence analyst, I have the knowledge and lived experience to assist military members, veterans and first responders with issues related to operational stress and their specific workplace and family culture. I am also trained in couples therapy, using the Gottman Method (Level II Training) - a positive approach to restoring happy partnerships.
I specialize in abuse and trauma therapy, for youth and adults. I have experience in working with victims of child abuse, bullying, and intimate partner violence. As a military spouse and former defence analyst, I have the knowledge and lived experience to assist military members, veterans and first responders with issues related to operational stress and their specific workplace and family culture. I am also trained in couples therapy, using the Gottman Method (Level II Training) - a positive approach to restoring happy partnerships.
(343) 340-5564 View (343) 340-5564
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Judeline Salomon Phd
Psychiatric Nurse, BN, MScN, PhD, RN
Verified Verified
Brockville, ON K6T
I can help when your mental and physical health are affecting your wellbeing. I will help young and mature adults navigate some of the most significant life challenges such as addiction, anxiety, chronic illness, depression, grief, loss, post-traumatic stress, racial trauma and other challenges associated with life, school, and the workplace that may affect your mental health.
I can help when your mental and physical health are affecting your wellbeing. I will help young and mature adults navigate some of the most significant life challenges such as addiction, anxiety, chronic illness, depression, grief, loss, post-traumatic stress, racial trauma and other challenges associated with life, school, and the workplace that may affect your mental health.
(613) 777-5038 View (613) 777-5038
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The Dot Canada
Registered Psychotherapist, RP, MSW, MA
Verified Verified
Brockville, ON K6V  (Online Only)
It's not just you, life HAS gotten harder in the last few years. If you've been powering through, staying strong and carrying on, but now you're barely getting by and you're tired of feeling like you're not really living your life, it might be time for outside support. The benefit of therapy is that it's a time where you get to focus on yourself, to look at your life, and to get an outside perspective on how it could be different. You don't have to just endure, with the right support, you can heal from the past, and move forward towards a better future.
It's not just you, life HAS gotten harder in the last few years. If you've been powering through, staying strong and carrying on, but now you're barely getting by and you're tired of feeling like you're not really living your life, it might be time for outside support. The benefit of therapy is that it's a time where you get to focus on yourself, to look at your life, and to get an outside perspective on how it could be different. You don't have to just endure, with the right support, you can heal from the past, and move forward towards a better future.
(613) 519-2697 View (613) 519-2697
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Spear Counselling & Psychotherapy
Registered Psychotherapist, RP, RSW
Verified Verified
Brockville, ON K6T
We are a collective group of psychotherapists working together to help you facilitate meaningful change in your life. At Spear Wellness Centre, holistic and client-centred care is our top priority and we strive to provide a safe and supportive container for your healing journey. Our licenced psychotherapists will hold space for your healing in a compassionate way to create a genuine environment that encourages self-exploration, growth, and transformation. No matter what you are dealing with right now, we believe you are capable of reaching your potential and finding balance, happiness, and meaning in your life.
We are a collective group of psychotherapists working together to help you facilitate meaningful change in your life. At Spear Wellness Centre, holistic and client-centred care is our top priority and we strive to provide a safe and supportive container for your healing journey. Our licenced psychotherapists will hold space for your healing in a compassionate way to create a genuine environment that encourages self-exploration, growth, and transformation. No matter what you are dealing with right now, we believe you are capable of reaching your potential and finding balance, happiness, and meaning in your life.
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Amanda Rocheleau - Compassion Fatigue And Burnout Specialist
Registered Social Worker, BSW, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
5 Endorsed
Brockville, ON K6V  (Online Only)
Are you a helping professional on the verge of burnout? Is your ability to care or respond to others with compassion slowly disappearing? Are you feeling overwhelmed with stress or chronically exhausted? You may benefit from speaking to a professional who specializes in treating burnout, compassion fatigue & secondary traumatic stress disorder. I am committed to supporting helping professionals discover sustainable solutions to managing the stresses of providing care to others so that they can strive to be the awesome, compassionate helpers that they are meant to be.
Are you a helping professional on the verge of burnout? Is your ability to care or respond to others with compassion slowly disappearing? Are you feeling overwhelmed with stress or chronically exhausted? You may benefit from speaking to a professional who specializes in treating burnout, compassion fatigue & secondary traumatic stress disorder. I am committed to supporting helping professionals discover sustainable solutions to managing the stresses of providing care to others so that they can strive to be the awesome, compassionate helpers that they are meant to be.
(613) 701-7613 View (613) 701-7613
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Intersections Therapy Collective
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Brockville, ON K6V
Intersections Therapy Collective (ITC) is nestled in the heart of Ottawa's Centretown, easily accessible from East, West, and South of the city. ITC has been proudly serving Ottawa and its surrounding communities since 2020. We offer free on-site parking, a unique advantage compared to other private mental health clinics. Our team is dedicated to providing evidence-based, competent, and compassionate psychotherapy for individuals, couples, and families. With a dedicated child & family therapist, we also focus on treating children and youth, collaborating with parents and schools.
Intersections Therapy Collective (ITC) is nestled in the heart of Ottawa's Centretown, easily accessible from East, West, and South of the city. ITC has been proudly serving Ottawa and its surrounding communities since 2020. We offer free on-site parking, a unique advantage compared to other private mental health clinics. Our team is dedicated to providing evidence-based, competent, and compassionate psychotherapy for individuals, couples, and families. With a dedicated child & family therapist, we also focus on treating children and youth, collaborating with parents and schools.
(343) 342-2410 View (343) 342-2410
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Sheila Tallon
Registered Social Worker, BSW, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
Brockville, ON K6T
I’m a registered Social Worker M.S.W., R.S.W. For over 20 years, I’ve been providing counselling to children, youth, adults and families of different cultural and socioeconomic backgrounds. Working with these populations has shown me that when individuals feel safe, respected, heard and appreciated for who they are, they respond to life challenges with creativity and resilience. My practice is guided by these core values. I take great care to create an ambiance where a genuine human connection takes place.
I’m a registered Social Worker M.S.W., R.S.W. For over 20 years, I’ve been providing counselling to children, youth, adults and families of different cultural and socioeconomic backgrounds. Working with these populations has shown me that when individuals feel safe, respected, heard and appreciated for who they are, they respond to life challenges with creativity and resilience. My practice is guided by these core values. I take great care to create an ambiance where a genuine human connection takes place.
(343) 312-9965 View (343) 312-9965
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Online & In-person Talk, Somatic and Sound Therapy
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
Brockville, ON K6V
I have 24 years of experience. Clients work with me because they have a goal they want to reach, a pattern they wish to change, a relationship to discuss, or something to heal from the past. My role is to guide you on a transformative journey with unwavering support & provide powerful tools to help you feel better. During treatment, clients learn to trust themselves more & feel less anxious, sad, reactive, or self-critical. Listening to your feelings, thoughts, body, and needs is a skill. When this is personal practice, confidence increases, decision-making is easier, boundaries are clearer, & relationships are less stressful.
I have 24 years of experience. Clients work with me because they have a goal they want to reach, a pattern they wish to change, a relationship to discuss, or something to heal from the past. My role is to guide you on a transformative journey with unwavering support & provide powerful tools to help you feel better. During treatment, clients learn to trust themselves more & feel less anxious, sad, reactive, or self-critical. Listening to your feelings, thoughts, body, and needs is a skill. When this is personal practice, confidence increases, decision-making is easier, boundaries are clearer, & relationships are less stressful.
(647) 493-3365 View (647) 493-3365
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How do substance and drug recovery or rehabilitation programs work?

In inpatient programs, individuals live in a facility with other clients in recovery; in outpatient programs, individuals reside at home. These facilities are staffed with healthcare professionals including physicians, nurses, psychologists, counsellors, and psychotherapists. Staff often also includes people who have recovered themselves, serving as mentors and guides. These programs may use abstinence, harm reduction, detoxification, psychotherapy, and other methods.

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 substance use reduce the amount of drugs they consume. It is not abstinence-based like a 12-step program, but combining harm reduction with psychotherapy proves to be effective for many people.

Are there specific medications for substance and drug use?

There are medications approved to treat substance use disorder—such as buprenorphine, methadone, naltrexone, and acamprosate. These medications do help people cope with substance use as well as avoid the problem of relapse. Naltrexone can help reduce cravings, methadone is an opioid medication used to treat severe pain, and acamprosate may help ease symptoms like poor sleep and anxious feelings.