Substance Use Therapists in Gloucester, ON

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Julia Thomas - Psychotherapist Holistic Nurse Coach
RN, Msc(A)
Verified Verified
Gloucester, ON K1T  (Online Only)
I work with adults (18+yrs) who are challenged by depression, stress, anxiety, and/or trauma. I am particularly experienced in working with those who are struggling with relationships, poor self-confidence/self-esteem, addiction/substance use recovery, burnout, loss and/or grief, or adjusting to major life transitions (e.g., divorce, career, parenthood, retirement). Being a nurse also makes me uniquely positioned to help support others who work in healthcare. So many of my clients are nurses or other health care professionals who are struggling with work-life balance, burnout, or emotional challenges in their personal lives.
I work with adults (18+yrs) who are challenged by depression, stress, anxiety, and/or trauma. I am particularly experienced in working with those who are struggling with relationships, poor self-confidence/self-esteem, addiction/substance use recovery, burnout, loss and/or grief, or adjusting to major life transitions (e.g., divorce, career, parenthood, retirement). Being a nurse also makes me uniquely positioned to help support others who work in healthcare. So many of my clients are nurses or other health care professionals who are struggling with work-life balance, burnout, or emotional challenges in their personal lives.
(289) 512-0464 View (289) 512-0464
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Krzysztof (Kris) Kochanowicz
Registered Social Worker, BSW, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
Gloucester, ON K1W  (Online Only)
If you are looking for a mature, experienced, person-centered, and non-judgmental mental health counsellor please continue to read my profile. I have 16 years of clinical experience in mental health and addictions and 14 years of experience working with developmentally disabled children and adults including persons with Autism Spectrum Disorder. One size fits all does not apply to counselling done from the social work lens as every individual is unique. I use an eclectic approach and tailor it to the individual needs and strengths of my clients. My practice is mainly guided by but not limited to elements of CBT, DBT, MI, AT.
If you are looking for a mature, experienced, person-centered, and non-judgmental mental health counsellor please continue to read my profile. I have 16 years of clinical experience in mental health and addictions and 14 years of experience working with developmentally disabled children and adults including persons with Autism Spectrum Disorder. One size fits all does not apply to counselling done from the social work lens as every individual is unique. I use an eclectic approach and tailor it to the individual needs and strengths of my clients. My practice is mainly guided by but not limited to elements of CBT, DBT, MI, AT.
(343) 453-4284 View (343) 453-4284
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Alisha Williams
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Gloucester, ON K1W  (Online Only)
If you are reading this, you have made a huge step towards your wellness. Congratulations on beginning this journey! I work with adults, youth and families from all walks of life to identify the stressors and patterns in your lives that are preventing you from reaching your wellness goals. You don’t have to walk this journey alone. Together, we will explore your thoughts, feelings, and experiences to understand what is keeping you trapped in unhelpful cycles. We will collaborate to find solutions and resources that make sense for you.
If you are reading this, you have made a huge step towards your wellness. Congratulations on beginning this journey! I work with adults, youth and families from all walks of life to identify the stressors and patterns in your lives that are preventing you from reaching your wellness goals. You don’t have to walk this journey alone. Together, we will explore your thoughts, feelings, and experiences to understand what is keeping you trapped in unhelpful cycles. We will collaborate to find solutions and resources that make sense for you.
(289) 312-0147 View (289) 312-0147
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Martin Rovers
Psychologist, PhD, CPsych
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
Gloucester, ON K1V
Dr. Martin Rovers, Ph.D., Psychologist, and his Capital Choice Counselling Associates work with individuals, couples, and families from a family systems approach. Martin's therapy approach includes family of origin, attachment in family therapy (AFT), and Emotionally Focused Therapy, with emphasis on creating secure attachments within the relationship. Martin works within Capital Choice Counselling Group. CCCG is a well established counselling company consisting of over 40 experienced, professional psychologists, psychotherapists, social workers and counsellors who can often see you within 1-2 weeks.
Dr. Martin Rovers, Ph.D., Psychologist, and his Capital Choice Counselling Associates work with individuals, couples, and families from a family systems approach. Martin's therapy approach includes family of origin, attachment in family therapy (AFT), and Emotionally Focused Therapy, with emphasis on creating secure attachments within the relationship. Martin works within Capital Choice Counselling Group. CCCG is a well established counselling company consisting of over 40 experienced, professional psychologists, psychotherapists, social workers and counsellors who can often see you within 1-2 weeks.
(844) 402-2025 View (844) 402-2025
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Guy Doucet
Registered Social Worker, MSW, BSW, BA PSYC, RSW
Verified Verified
5 Endorsed
Gloucester, ON K1A
Tired of communication roadblocks, your partner not listening to you.... time spent arguing rather than getting along? Family issues? Personal problems that are weighing you down? I help people get the most out of their relationship and guide them in tackling difficult issues and decisions. Experienced therapist with 30 + years of counselling experience, specializing in relationship counselling. I have offered Marriage Breakthrough Workshops, Weekend Couples Retreats and have helped thousands of couples improve their relationship. Gottman Relationship Checkup certified & 7 Principles for Making Marriage Work Leader.
Tired of communication roadblocks, your partner not listening to you.... time spent arguing rather than getting along? Family issues? Personal problems that are weighing you down? I help people get the most out of their relationship and guide them in tackling difficult issues and decisions. Experienced therapist with 30 + years of counselling experience, specializing in relationship counselling. I have offered Marriage Breakthrough Workshops, Weekend Couples Retreats and have helped thousands of couples improve their relationship. Gottman Relationship Checkup certified & 7 Principles for Making Marriage Work Leader.
(343) 307-0218 View (343) 307-0218
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Alexander Osei-Owusu
Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying), MA
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Gloucester, ON K1T  (Online Only)
I am currently accepting new clients from $130 to $150/session. I offer virtual sessions and am also offering a free consultation to see if we are a good fit. I am a genuinely empathetic and dedicated therapist who specializes in the mental and emotional health of racialized communities and has expertise working with Black African Diaspora youth, and men. My goal in therapy is to create a warm, safe and non-judgmental space for your mental health and growth. I provide unconditional support to my clients as they chart a path to wellness.
I am currently accepting new clients from $130 to $150/session. I offer virtual sessions and am also offering a free consultation to see if we are a good fit. I am a genuinely empathetic and dedicated therapist who specializes in the mental and emotional health of racialized communities and has expertise working with Black African Diaspora youth, and men. My goal in therapy is to create a warm, safe and non-judgmental space for your mental health and growth. I provide unconditional support to my clients as they chart a path to wellness.
(343) 321-1588 View (343) 321-1588
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Julie Lavigne
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Gloucester, ON K1J
Currently accepting new clients up to the age 29. If you are unsatisfied with your life, struggling with your relationships, experiencing anxiety or feel hopeless, please reach out. I'm here for you. My ideal client would be open to discussing both what they enjoy in their life as well as being able to address their struggles and difficulties. They would be willing to learn how to be honest with themselves, with me, and would want to learn how to grow and change in positive ways. In short, my ideal client is anyone who is willing to try to help themselves. I will gladly help anyone.
Currently accepting new clients up to the age 29. If you are unsatisfied with your life, struggling with your relationships, experiencing anxiety or feel hopeless, please reach out. I'm here for you. My ideal client would be open to discussing both what they enjoy in their life as well as being able to address their struggles and difficulties. They would be willing to learn how to be honest with themselves, with me, and would want to learn how to grow and change in positive ways. In short, my ideal client is anyone who is willing to try to help themselves. I will gladly help anyone.
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Desjardins Psychotherapy Clinic
Registered Psychotherapist
Verified Verified
Gloucester, ON K1J
Do you struggle with feeling disconnected from yourself and others? Do you put your needs at the bottom of the list? Do you wonder if life should feel somehow better or happier? Now more than ever, people are feeling anxious, overwhelmed and uncertain about how to manage their relationships, careers and their lives. Pushing away your needs and not taking time for yourself can lead to long-term issues for your mind and body. We believe it shouldn’t be so hard to live a better life. Our clinicians are trained and willing to help people who are in need of professional support.
Do you struggle with feeling disconnected from yourself and others? Do you put your needs at the bottom of the list? Do you wonder if life should feel somehow better or happier? Now more than ever, people are feeling anxious, overwhelmed and uncertain about how to manage their relationships, careers and their lives. Pushing away your needs and not taking time for yourself can lead to long-term issues for your mind and body. We believe it shouldn’t be so hard to live a better life. Our clinicians are trained and willing to help people who are in need of professional support.
(343) 644-3262 View (343) 644-3262
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Soul To Soul Counselling
MEd
Verified Verified
Gloucester, ON K1J  (Online Only)
You’ve done it all, checked all the boxes, moulded yourself according to external standards but still find yourself feeling alone, unappreciated, unsupported, and unloved. Our work together will help you claim yourself, love yourself and experience real happiness deep within you. Come back to your true self and claim your love and freedom within. Let's do the deep dive to the source of your pain, whether it manifests in anger, overwhelm, sadness or anxiety. My soul-based approach will help you finally resolve issues you are facing within yourself, as a couple or within your family, including transgenerational trauma.
You’ve done it all, checked all the boxes, moulded yourself according to external standards but still find yourself feeling alone, unappreciated, unsupported, and unloved. Our work together will help you claim yourself, love yourself and experience real happiness deep within you. Come back to your true self and claim your love and freedom within. Let's do the deep dive to the source of your pain, whether it manifests in anger, overwhelm, sadness or anxiety. My soul-based approach will help you finally resolve issues you are facing within yourself, as a couple or within your family, including transgenerational trauma.
(343) 304-6341 View (343) 304-6341
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Mae McCarthy
Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying), BSc, MA
Verified Verified
Gloucester, ON K1A
As your therapist, I want you to feel comfortable coming to session as you are. Every part of you is accepted here, even the parts that are in pain, the parts that are sad, and the parts you haven't spoken to in a while. All of you is welcome. This judgement-free space is yours to come as your authentic self, while we work to create the changes in your life that you want to see.
As your therapist, I want you to feel comfortable coming to session as you are. Every part of you is accepted here, even the parts that are in pain, the parts that are sad, and the parts you haven't spoken to in a while. All of you is welcome. This judgement-free space is yours to come as your authentic self, while we work to create the changes in your life that you want to see.
(343) 803-7465 View (343) 803-7465
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Amal Halim
Drug & Alcohol Counsellor, CCAC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Gloucester, ON K1G
Working as a Canadian Certified Addiction Counselor, especially when working with indigenous communities, is like navigating a winding river, full of twists and turns. It can be both challenging and rewarding. In my role, I had the privilege of working closely with indigenous communities to promote positive change and progress. I take immense pride in my counseling experience, where I dedicated myself to providing tailored, high-quality counseling services within a culturally sensitive, nurturing, and nonjudgmental framework. I have experience treating a variety of issues by offering counseling services using motivation
Working as a Canadian Certified Addiction Counselor, especially when working with indigenous communities, is like navigating a winding river, full of twists and turns. It can be both challenging and rewarding. In my role, I had the privilege of working closely with indigenous communities to promote positive change and progress. I take immense pride in my counseling experience, where I dedicated myself to providing tailored, high-quality counseling services within a culturally sensitive, nurturing, and nonjudgmental framework. I have experience treating a variety of issues by offering counseling services using motivation
(343) 633-3427 View (343) 633-3427
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Lesley-Ann Sparkes
Registered Psychotherapist, MA
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Gloucester, ON K1T  (Online Only)
Not accepting new clients
In clinical practice, I utilize a biopsychosocial approach that considers a client’s past, worldview, and perception of self. This allows for the holistic assessment of presenting issues, as well as individual client needs. My preferred therapeutic orientations to work with are cognitive behavioural therapy, exposure and response prevention, emotionally focused therapy, psychodynamic therapy, and acceptance and commitment therapy.
In clinical practice, I utilize a biopsychosocial approach that considers a client’s past, worldview, and perception of self. This allows for the holistic assessment of presenting issues, as well as individual client needs. My preferred therapeutic orientations to work with are cognitive behavioural therapy, exposure and response prevention, emotionally focused therapy, psychodynamic therapy, and acceptance and commitment therapy.
(343) 309-9905 View (343) 309-9905
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Janice Fraser
Registered Social Worker, MSW RSW, SEP
Verified Verified
Gloucester, ON K1J
Not accepting new clients
**I AM CURRENTLY UNABLE TO ACCEPT NEW CLIENTS**I have been providing counselling and therapy for 30 years, as well as supervision and consultation to therapists and Masters degree students. My areas of specialty include addictions, trauma, and sexual abuse, and I have extensive experience in other areas of psychotherapy including depression, anxiety, relationships, life transitions, grief and loss, family of origin issues, dissociation, separation, and infertility. I have a passion for helping people develop new ways of understanding and working through their challenges. I am a registered clinical social worker and psychotherapist.
**I AM CURRENTLY UNABLE TO ACCEPT NEW CLIENTS**I have been providing counselling and therapy for 30 years, as well as supervision and consultation to therapists and Masters degree students. My areas of specialty include addictions, trauma, and sexual abuse, and I have extensive experience in other areas of psychotherapy including depression, anxiety, relationships, life transitions, grief and loss, family of origin issues, dissociation, separation, and infertility. I have a passion for helping people develop new ways of understanding and working through their challenges. I am a registered clinical social worker and psychotherapist.
(613) 519-0055 View (613) 519-0055

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Jeff Latimer
Registered Social Worker, PhD, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
Ottawa, ON K1G
My current practice is focused on helping men address addiction issues including substance use disorder and sexual addictions, as well as major life transitions including divorce and major career changes. I focus on evidence-based approaches to healing and offer a non-judgmental and empathetic connection with my clients. I believe that therapy is most effective when the therapeutic relationship is strong and client-centred. I adapt my approach based upon the individual needs and goals of each client and use a number of different modalities including cognitive-behavioural therapy, mindful self-compassion, and trauma-focused therapy.
My current practice is focused on helping men address addiction issues including substance use disorder and sexual addictions, as well as major life transitions including divorce and major career changes. I focus on evidence-based approaches to healing and offer a non-judgmental and empathetic connection with my clients. I believe that therapy is most effective when the therapeutic relationship is strong and client-centred. I adapt my approach based upon the individual needs and goals of each client and use a number of different modalities including cognitive-behavioural therapy, mindful self-compassion, and trauma-focused therapy.
(343) 598-9460 View (343) 598-9460
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Sean O'Keeffe
Registered Social Worker, RSW, MSW
Verified Verified
Ottawa, ON K1T  (Online Only)
At one time or another, the cliché that sometimes you just need a little help applies to us all. Unsure where to seek support? I would be happy to connect with you and help get you started on the path to better mental and emotional wellness. My focus is in supporting people with mental health issues within our diverse community. I offer psychotherapy services to adults and adolescents struggling with severe and persistent mental illness (Bipolar Disorder, Anxiety and Depression to name a few), substance use disorders, emotional dysregulation, domestic abuse, and involved with the criminal justice system.
At one time or another, the cliché that sometimes you just need a little help applies to us all. Unsure where to seek support? I would be happy to connect with you and help get you started on the path to better mental and emotional wellness. My focus is in supporting people with mental health issues within our diverse community. I offer psychotherapy services to adults and adolescents struggling with severe and persistent mental illness (Bipolar Disorder, Anxiety and Depression to name a few), substance use disorders, emotional dysregulation, domestic abuse, and involved with the criminal justice system.
(343) 308-2078 View (343) 308-2078
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Jade Smith
BA, RSSW
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Ottawa, ON K1G  (Online Only)
I offer support in the areas of managing anxiety, life transitions, strengthening parenting skills and attachment, relationship issues, as well as substance use concerns.
Hello! My name is Jade (she/her) and I am a Social Service Worker registered with the Ontario College of Social Workers and Social Service Workers. I have a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology and I am currently completing my Master of Arts in Counselling Psychology. I have over seven years of experience in the field of social services and mental health. My goal is to provide an inclusive, safe, and comfortable space for you to receive mental health care that is reflective of your individual needs.
I offer support in the areas of managing anxiety, life transitions, strengthening parenting skills and attachment, relationship issues, as well as substance use concerns.
Hello! My name is Jade (she/her) and I am a Social Service Worker registered with the Ontario College of Social Workers and Social Service Workers. I have a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology and I am currently completing my Master of Arts in Counselling Psychology. I have over seven years of experience in the field of social services and mental health. My goal is to provide an inclusive, safe, and comfortable space for you to receive mental health care that is reflective of your individual needs.
(343) 306-1851 View (343) 306-1851
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Andrew Mendes
Registered Psychotherapist, MSc , BScH, RP
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Ottawa, ON K1G
I have over 20 years in the health and wellness field with a family and personal history that has driven my passion to helping others and the ongoing pursuit to improve my skills in this field. During my career I have been dedicated to support individuals (ages 16+) and couples who are experiencing a range of adversities, such as anxiety, depression, trauma, substance use, anger management, stress, couples issues, grief, displacement, and loss. I am specialized in Substance Use Health and provide support to all individuals who are experiencing diverse range of issues related to substance use (self or others).
I have over 20 years in the health and wellness field with a family and personal history that has driven my passion to helping others and the ongoing pursuit to improve my skills in this field. During my career I have been dedicated to support individuals (ages 16+) and couples who are experiencing a range of adversities, such as anxiety, depression, trauma, substance use, anger management, stress, couples issues, grief, displacement, and loss. I am specialized in Substance Use Health and provide support to all individuals who are experiencing diverse range of issues related to substance use (self or others).
(343) 700-6080 View (343) 700-6080
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Shannon LaBelle
Registered Psychotherapist, MA
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Ottawa, ON K1G
My current practice is focused on substance use disorder, depression, anxiety, trauma, and major life transitions. I offer an empathic and connective presence and engage each client with unconditional high regard while focusing on evidence-based approaches to healing.
My current practice is focused on substance use disorder, depression, anxiety, trauma, and major life transitions. I offer an empathic and connective presence and engage each client with unconditional high regard while focusing on evidence-based approaches to healing.
(613) 447-8733 View (613) 447-8733
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Tye Laframboise
Registered Social Worker, RSW/BSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Ottawa, ON K1G  (Online Only)
I am a trans, queer and neurodivergent person, who is passionate about working within community. I am a Registered Social Worker in Ontario, and am currently practicing out of Pink Opal Counselling. I have a Bachelor of Social Work and a Bachelor of Arts in Sociology from McMaster University, and am currently completing my Master of Social Work, with a specialization of Gender and Women’s studies at Lakehead University.
I am a trans, queer and neurodivergent person, who is passionate about working within community. I am a Registered Social Worker in Ontario, and am currently practicing out of Pink Opal Counselling. I have a Bachelor of Social Work and a Bachelor of Arts in Sociology from McMaster University, and am currently completing my Master of Social Work, with a specialization of Gender and Women’s studies at Lakehead University.
(343) 321-2585 View (343) 321-2585
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Tim Kahtava Men's Therapy
Registered Psychotherapist, RP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Ottawa, ON K1G  (Online Only)
When overwhelming emotions limit the pursuit of our responsibilities or passions in life there are effective strategies that can help regulate and minimize the emotional storms as well as provide the resilience needed to thrive in your life despite those storms. Life can be very difficult, unlike physical pain that is usually hard to ignore therefore treatment is sought after, emotional pain is unfortunately often ignored hoping it goes away. Anger, stress, anxiety, low moods, loss and relationship upheavals are all issues that can be better worked through with professional support through those storms. My name is Tim Kahtava, I
When overwhelming emotions limit the pursuit of our responsibilities or passions in life there are effective strategies that can help regulate and minimize the emotional storms as well as provide the resilience needed to thrive in your life despite those storms. Life can be very difficult, unlike physical pain that is usually hard to ignore therefore treatment is sought after, emotional pain is unfortunately often ignored hoping it goes away. Anger, stress, anxiety, low moods, loss and relationship upheavals are all issues that can be better worked through with professional support through those storms. My name is Tim Kahtava, I
(807) 907-4571 View (807) 907-4571

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Substance Use Counsellors

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.