Substance Use Therapists in Kemptville, ON

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Lindsay Abrames
Registered Psychotherapist, MA, RP
Verified Verified
Kemptville, ON K0G
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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Amanda Van Noppen
Registered Psychotherapist, MA, RP, CCC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Kemptville, ON K0G
Currently welcoming new clients! I work with clients experiencing symptoms related to their recent or past trauma, including personal loss. If you are looking to make a change but may feel unsure about how to start and want to spend time reflecting on your life, learning from the past, and making present changes, I am here to help. I work primarily with adults and teens. I feel passionate about breaking stigma and shame related to past trauma or current mental health symptoms. I have experience working with complex trauma, grief, and mental health disorders such as bipolar, schizophrenia, anxiety, and depression.
Currently welcoming new clients! I work with clients experiencing symptoms related to their recent or past trauma, including personal loss. If you are looking to make a change but may feel unsure about how to start and want to spend time reflecting on your life, learning from the past, and making present changes, I am here to help. I work primarily with adults and teens. I feel passionate about breaking stigma and shame related to past trauma or current mental health symptoms. I have experience working with complex trauma, grief, and mental health disorders such as bipolar, schizophrenia, anxiety, and depression.
(343) 633-3793 View (343) 633-3793
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Beth Robbins
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
Kemptville, ON K0G  (Online Only)
I am a Registered Social Worker with the Ontario College of Social Workers and Social Service Workers. I have a Masters degree in Social Work from the University of Calgary and have over 20 years of experience employed in various settings across Canada. I work with a diverse adult population to provide a collaborative, structured approach in meeting the needs of my clients and I have formal training in a number of modalities including: Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Prolonged Exposure Therapy for PTSD, Compassion Focused Therapy, Mindfulness Based interventions and Emotionally Focused Therapy.
I am a Registered Social Worker with the Ontario College of Social Workers and Social Service Workers. I have a Masters degree in Social Work from the University of Calgary and have over 20 years of experience employed in various settings across Canada. I work with a diverse adult population to provide a collaborative, structured approach in meeting the needs of my clients and I have formal training in a number of modalities including: Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Prolonged Exposure Therapy for PTSD, Compassion Focused Therapy, Mindfulness Based interventions and Emotionally Focused Therapy.
(613) 706-1537 View (613) 706-1537
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Kemptville Stress Relief Centre
Registered Psychotherapist
Verified Verified
Kemptville, ON K0G
At the Kemptville Stress Relief Centre we provide transformative therapy for stress and trauma. We know it’s important to have a safe space for you to reconnect with yourself and access your own wisdom to help you heal.
At the Kemptville Stress Relief Centre we provide transformative therapy for stress and trauma. We know it’s important to have a safe space for you to reconnect with yourself and access your own wisdom to help you heal.
(343) 500-4903 View (343) 500-4903
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Ruxi Gheorghe
Registered Social Worker, BSocSC, MA, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Kemptville, ON K0G
Waitlist for new clients
Counselling can be quite daunting, so congratulations on taking this first step. I believe our lives are shaped by countless stories. Some are pleasant, some are challenging, and some may be buried deep inside. As Maya Angelou puts it, "There is no greater agony than bearing an untold story inside you." I provide a warm and accepting place where you can be yourself -- with all your stories, whatever they might be. Together, we can explore what's going on in your life today, and how your past stories may be affecting you in the present.
Counselling can be quite daunting, so congratulations on taking this first step. I believe our lives are shaped by countless stories. Some are pleasant, some are challenging, and some may be buried deep inside. As Maya Angelou puts it, "There is no greater agony than bearing an untold story inside you." I provide a warm and accepting place where you can be yourself -- with all your stories, whatever they might be. Together, we can explore what's going on in your life today, and how your past stories may be affecting you in the present.
(343) 306-5533 View (343) 306-5533
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Michelle Aziz
Registered Social Worker, SSW, BSW, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
Kemptville, ON K0G
As a registered Social Worker, Psychotherapist and Clinical Director, I strive to deliver compassionate and empathetic support in working with the client in finding their inner strength and abilities and expanding on those for success. I believe every individual is capable to succeed and breakthrough their past current and future challenges/struggles, whatever they might be. With the focus of the client as the expert and the clinician as supportive expert, you will have the opportunity to be guided through your own strengths and abilities in moving forward and finding happiness/success through the life course.
As a registered Social Worker, Psychotherapist and Clinical Director, I strive to deliver compassionate and empathetic support in working with the client in finding their inner strength and abilities and expanding on those for success. I believe every individual is capable to succeed and breakthrough their past current and future challenges/struggles, whatever they might be. With the focus of the client as the expert and the clinician as supportive expert, you will have the opportunity to be guided through your own strengths and abilities in moving forward and finding happiness/success through the life course.
(613) 703-0662 View (613) 703-0662
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Chiru Counselling & Psychotherapy
Registered Psychotherapist, RP, MACP
Verified Verified
5 Endorsed
Kemptville, ON K0G
At some point in our lives, everyone struggles with issues that feel overwhelming; sometimes we find solutions on our own, and there are times when we might need support from someone who is trained to help. If you are looking for help that is expert, confidential and tailored to your needs, contact me directly: 613-620-3642, info@chirucounselling.ca My office is based in Manotick (Ottawa South), 20-30 minutes drive from Barrhaven, Nepean, Casselman, Metcalf, Winchester, Kemptville.
At some point in our lives, everyone struggles with issues that feel overwhelming; sometimes we find solutions on our own, and there are times when we might need support from someone who is trained to help. If you are looking for help that is expert, confidential and tailored to your needs, contact me directly: 613-620-3642, info@chirucounselling.ca My office is based in Manotick (Ottawa South), 20-30 minutes drive from Barrhaven, Nepean, Casselman, Metcalf, Winchester, Kemptville.
(343) 303-4036 View (343) 303-4036
Elaine Conrad Psychotherapy
Registered Psychotherapist, RP, OCT
Verified Verified
Kemptville, ON K0G  (Online Only)
Specializing in couples, family, and relationship therapy including issues related to addictions, trauma, anxiety and depression. In each session you can expect me to draw on my years of working as an obstetrical/newborn care nurse, teacher, author, trainer, and licensed mental health professional.
Specializing in couples, family, and relationship therapy including issues related to addictions, trauma, anxiety and depression. In each session you can expect me to draw on my years of working as an obstetrical/newborn care nurse, teacher, author, trainer, and licensed mental health professional.
(343) 308-5270 View (343) 308-5270
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Carol Williams
Counsellor, BScAgr, OCT
Verified Verified
Kemptville, ON K0G
Feeling both calm and alive is a whole lot trickier right now. From being a kid where the rules of the world keep changing, to being a teen ready to step into the world that says, “wait a minute, please stay at home for a while”, to being a parent navigating all of this...let’s just say, it’s a lot. My work focuses on supporting families, especially those with new adults in the household. We’ll talk about where you feel “spun-out”, “depleted” or “stuck”, then explore where you want to be. I offer cutting-edge technology including neurofeedback along with counselling because that is how I have witnessed many embrace lasting change.
Feeling both calm and alive is a whole lot trickier right now. From being a kid where the rules of the world keep changing, to being a teen ready to step into the world that says, “wait a minute, please stay at home for a while”, to being a parent navigating all of this...let’s just say, it’s a lot. My work focuses on supporting families, especially those with new adults in the household. We’ll talk about where you feel “spun-out”, “depleted” or “stuck”, then explore where you want to be. I offer cutting-edge technology including neurofeedback along with counselling because that is how I have witnessed many embrace lasting change.
(343) 308-2224 View (343) 308-2224
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McKay Psychotherapy
Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying), RN, BScN, MACP
Verified Verified
Kemptville, ON K0G
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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Bonnie (Xiao Tong) Hutten
Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying), MA, CGP, CTP
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Kemptville, ON K0G
Have you been struggling to feel connected to yourself and others? Do you feel overwhelmed with stress, loss, and pain? Many of us push away our needs, or we might be taught from a young age to hide our pain and be strong for others. This often leads to long-term issues for our mind and body. During our work together, I offer a custom approach for each of my clients. I start with understanding where you are now and the challenges you are facing. We will work together as a team to reach your unique goals in a safe, empathetic, and compassionate environment.
Have you been struggling to feel connected to yourself and others? Do you feel overwhelmed with stress, loss, and pain? Many of us push away our needs, or we might be taught from a young age to hide our pain and be strong for others. This often leads to long-term issues for our mind and body. During our work together, I offer a custom approach for each of my clients. I start with understanding where you are now and the challenges you are facing. We will work together as a team to reach your unique goals in a safe, empathetic, and compassionate environment.
(343) 453-0028 View (343) 453-0028
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Heidi O'Hagan
Registered Psychotherapist, MA, RP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Kemptville, ON K0G
If you are an “over” person - an overthinker, overwhelmed, or overworked - then you are one of the people I work with best. You are hard on yourself, “self-care” is confusing or guilt-inducing, you can get paralyzed by intense feelings, stuck in negative thought spirals, or find yourself shutting down. You may have been wondering for a long time how to turn off negative thoughts or let go of things you can’t change. The constant weight of what you believe you “should” be doing can feel immobilizing, and the endless fight against the “what ifs” is exhausting. It may feel impossible to move on or let go of negativity or trauma.
If you are an “over” person - an overthinker, overwhelmed, or overworked - then you are one of the people I work with best. You are hard on yourself, “self-care” is confusing or guilt-inducing, you can get paralyzed by intense feelings, stuck in negative thought spirals, or find yourself shutting down. You may have been wondering for a long time how to turn off negative thoughts or let go of things you can’t change. The constant weight of what you believe you “should” be doing can feel immobilizing, and the endless fight against the “what ifs” is exhausting. It may feel impossible to move on or let go of negativity or trauma.
(343) 313-0558 View (343) 313-0558
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Tara MacGillivray
Registered Psychotherapist, BA, MACP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Kemptville, ON K0G
For over 17 years, I have been working with individuals and families, walking beside them through challenging times and helping them to make positive changes in their lives. I enjoy helping people who have experienced all sorts of life challenges including but not limited to anxiety, depression, self-esteem, trauma, relationships, separation/divorce, parenting, grief, and intimate partner violence. My work experience has provided me with a strong foundation for working with both children and adults. I help to empower my clients, building upon their already-existing strengths and helping them to heal their wounds.
For over 17 years, I have been working with individuals and families, walking beside them through challenging times and helping them to make positive changes in their lives. I enjoy helping people who have experienced all sorts of life challenges including but not limited to anxiety, depression, self-esteem, trauma, relationships, separation/divorce, parenting, grief, and intimate partner violence. My work experience has provided me with a strong foundation for working with both children and adults. I help to empower my clients, building upon their already-existing strengths and helping them to heal their wounds.
(343) 341-8019 View (343) 341-8019
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Centre for Mental & Psychological Health(CMAP)
Psychiatrist
Verified Verified
Kemptville, ON K0G
The Centre for Mental and Psychological Health has been established to bring international quality psychological treatments to our clients without compromise. We are a multidisciplinary team of Psychotherapists, Psychologists, Social Workers and Psychiatrists who offer assessment, diagnostic consultation, psychotherapy and wider psychosocial care services, including liaison with other healthcare professionals. We are committed to providing you with timely access to a range of evidence-based psychotherapies including CBT (Cognitive Behavioural Therapy), EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing) and others, as determined by your need. We also provide training in Cognitive Behavioral Therapies through our partner organization, Unified CBT Academy. (https://unifiedcbt.com/)
The Centre for Mental and Psychological Health has been established to bring international quality psychological treatments to our clients without compromise. We are a multidisciplinary team of Psychotherapists, Psychologists, Social Workers and Psychiatrists who offer assessment, diagnostic consultation, psychotherapy and wider psychosocial care services, including liaison with other healthcare professionals. We are committed to providing you with timely access to a range of evidence-based psychotherapies including CBT (Cognitive Behavioural Therapy), EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing) and others, as determined by your need. We also provide training in Cognitive Behavioral Therapies through our partner organization, Unified CBT Academy. (https://unifiedcbt.com/)
(613) 482-0133 View (613) 482-0133
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Steven Smith
Registered Psychotherapist, RP, CCAC, CCTACP
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Kemptville, ON K0G  (Online Only)
Not accepting new clients
I'm a therapist who specializes in the treatment of addictive behaviours such as substance use, concurrent disorders, smoking, gambling, etc. I also assist family members, friends and loved ones affected by addictive behaviour and support those who are struggling with issues such as co dependency and enabling behaviour. I provide a safe space for clients to come and be treated with respect and receive a non judgemental approach that is trauma informed, solution focused and compassionate.
I'm a therapist who specializes in the treatment of addictive behaviours such as substance use, concurrent disorders, smoking, gambling, etc. I also assist family members, friends and loved ones affected by addictive behaviour and support those who are struggling with issues such as co dependency and enabling behaviour. I provide a safe space for clients to come and be treated with respect and receive a non judgemental approach that is trauma informed, solution focused and compassionate.
(613) 902-0224 View (613) 902-0224

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Sarah Sweeney
Registered Psychotherapist, RP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Perth, ON K7H
Welcome! I specialize in substance use, mental health and life issues. I work with clients all along the substance use spectrum to modify or stop problematic use and with those that are in recovery but want help addressing other issues. I also assist family members that have been impacted by a loved ones substance use. In addition, I help clients who have issues with depression, anxiety, experienced trauma, abusive relationships or other life issues. I strive to provide a safe non judgmental space for clients to explore their issues and make their own decisions that make sense for how you want to live your life.
Welcome! I specialize in substance use, mental health and life issues. I work with clients all along the substance use spectrum to modify or stop problematic use and with those that are in recovery but want help addressing other issues. I also assist family members that have been impacted by a loved ones substance use. In addition, I help clients who have issues with depression, anxiety, experienced trauma, abusive relationships or other life issues. I strive to provide a safe non judgmental space for clients to explore their issues and make their own decisions that make sense for how you want to live your life.
(343) 800-0091 View (343) 800-0091
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Lisa Marie
Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying), MACP, RP(Q)
Verified Verified
Smiths Falls, ON K7A  (Online Only)
As a psychotherapist, my goal is to create a space that is safe, comfortable, and non-judgmental for you to explore any challenges you may be facing. I aim to build a strong therapeutic relationship with my clients, while working collaboratively to help you reach your goals and needs. Together, we can find strategies and tools that can help increase your ability to cope, heal, and grow. Some of my areas of focus include anxiety, depression, self-esteem, trauma, grief, substance use, self-harm, anger, stress management, and relationship issues. Sessions are offered for adolescents (14+), adults, and couples.
As a psychotherapist, my goal is to create a space that is safe, comfortable, and non-judgmental for you to explore any challenges you may be facing. I aim to build a strong therapeutic relationship with my clients, while working collaboratively to help you reach your goals and needs. Together, we can find strategies and tools that can help increase your ability to cope, heal, and grow. Some of my areas of focus include anxiety, depression, self-esteem, trauma, grief, substance use, self-harm, anger, stress management, and relationship issues. Sessions are offered for adolescents (14+), adults, and couples.
(343) 304-6202 View (343) 304-6202
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Shannon Woolner
Registered Psychotherapist, RP, MEd
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Smiths Falls, ON K7A
My goal is to offer you a safe space by listening to you with openness, curiosity and compassion. I will strive to create a supportive environment in which you feel free to explore your thoughts and feelings, and identify your goals. Perhaps you hope to ease your suffering, deal with trauma (past or present), free yourself from an unhealthy behaviour, or adjust to life transitions. Whatever it may be, we will collaborate to determine how to most effectively help you move forward. Regardless of your goals, my hope is that our work together will help you achieve increased wellness mentally, emotionally, physically and spiritually.
My goal is to offer you a safe space by listening to you with openness, curiosity and compassion. I will strive to create a supportive environment in which you feel free to explore your thoughts and feelings, and identify your goals. Perhaps you hope to ease your suffering, deal with trauma (past or present), free yourself from an unhealthy behaviour, or adjust to life transitions. Whatever it may be, we will collaborate to determine how to most effectively help you move forward. Regardless of your goals, my hope is that our work together will help you achieve increased wellness mentally, emotionally, physically and spiritually.
(343) 801-5194 View (343) 801-5194
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Dianne Theresa McLean
Registered Social Worker, BSW, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Perth, ON K7H  (Online Only)
I am passionate about supporting those with mental health complexities in order for individuals to experience healing and well-being. By combining modalities, I blend evidence-based therapies with a holistic approach.
I am passionate about supporting those with mental health complexities in order for individuals to experience healing and well-being. By combining modalities, I blend evidence-based therapies with a holistic approach.
(343) 313-0242 View (343) 313-0242
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Veronica Felizardo
Registered Social Worker, BA, MSW, RSW, DCP, (Cand)
Verified Verified
Perth, ON K7H
Veronica Felizardo M.S.W., R.S.W. Doctor in Counselling & Psychotherapy (Cand.) is a Psychotherapist with experience in assessment, individual counselling and couples counselling for those who have a desire to change their current circumstances to lead a fulfilled life. She's a firm believer in the innate ability to overcome challenges by working with clients at the current place they find themselves in. Using a strengths-based approach, she inspires each person to realize their full potential. She is certified in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy and Solution-Focused Therapy. She provides in-between session support via text and email.
Veronica Felizardo M.S.W., R.S.W. Doctor in Counselling & Psychotherapy (Cand.) is a Psychotherapist with experience in assessment, individual counselling and couples counselling for those who have a desire to change their current circumstances to lead a fulfilled life. She's a firm believer in the innate ability to overcome challenges by working with clients at the current place they find themselves in. Using a strengths-based approach, she inspires each person to realize their full potential. She is certified in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy and Solution-Focused Therapy. She provides in-between session support via text and email.
(343) 800-5987 View (343) 800-5987

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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.