Alcohol Use Therapists in Kingston, ON

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First Step Men's Therapy
Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying), MEd, CCC
Verified
2 Endorsed
Verified
2 Endorsed
My specializations include: anxiety, depression, self-esteem, substance use, men's issues, grief, emotional dysregulation, anger management, behavioural issues, sexual addiction, drug abuse, chronic pain, and alcohol use .
Disconnected. Broken. Hopeless. Powerless. Stuck. Many men I work with tell me this is how they feel. Taking the first step to make change in your life and accept support can sometimes feel the most challenging and overwhelming. As a male therapist, I have learned that working with men requires a focus on practical solutions, a safe and comfortable environment, a therapist who understands the unique personal and societal challenges men face, an emphasis on self-compassion and self-acceptance, a willingness to address underlying issues, and someone that encourages them to take responsibility for their thoughts and feelings.
(343) 633-2652
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Kingston, ON K7K
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Danielle Bérubé
Registered Social Worker, BA, MSW, RSW
Verified
Verified
Accepting new clients- - I am passionate about supporting people in working on their wellness and goals, as well as increasing capacities. I'm experienced with working with youth and adults and am well-versed in helping address common concerns such as increased anxiety, depressive symptoms, addiction, healing from trauma, life-skill development and relational conflict. I enjoy connecting with people and encouraging growth in self-identified goals, and I look forward to supporting you!
(343) 307-5435
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Kingston, ON K7M
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SoulScape Services: Psychotherapy & Wellness Hub
Registered Psychotherapist, BA, MA, RP
Verified
Verified
I know. It's a wild world we live in. There are so many things unknown and so many challenges from your past that might be surfacing. I am not going to say that I have a clue what you are going through, because I truly don't. But what I do know is that the practitioners at SoulScape Services offer services that have helped people shift through intense anxiety and pain and if you are reading this, chances are that you are looking for some relief and a place to call home. If you are looking to find meaning, purpose, and passion again, Soulscape is a community of practitioners that treat your wellness from a whole-person perspective.
(343) 307-0715
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Kingston, ON K7L
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The Compassion Clinic
Registered Social Worker, RSW, RP(Q), MA
Verified
Verified
I am a Social Worker and Registered Psychotherapist (Q) that offers evidence based and compassionate therapy for those willing to travel along the path towards flourishing and wellness. As life becomes increasingly complicated, I seek to provide unique and personalized therapy delivered to you in person or online to help you along your journey. I draw from a breadth of experience in correctional institutions, hospital settings, detox, addiction rehabs, crisis services, child and youth counselling agencies, adult mental health services, and with Kingston Police.
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Kingston, ON K7M
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Donna Clarke-McMullen
BScN, MN, RN
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
Now accepting new clients! I offer solution-focused brief therapy that compassionately supports growth towards what you most want for your life. Each session focuses on the resources and strengths already within you to reach the wellness you hope for. As a nurse for over 30 years, and an educator for the last 10, I recognize the strain the pandemic, illness, medical, work, and education systems have had on people and families. I work with clients in a holistic, trauma and health at every size informed way to recover and cope.
(343) 700-1537
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Kingston, ON K7K
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Kimberly Kent
Registered Social Worker, RSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
*ACCEPTING NEW CLIENTS* When people are anxious, grieving, or struggling in life, it can be hard to to know where to turn for help. I work with children, adolescents, adults,and couples to assist in improving their well being and re-establish healthy, happy patterns and lifestyles. I am a Registered Social Worker and have over 25 years experience in various counselling roles. I am passionate about meeting people where they are at and empowering them to be the best versions of themselves.
(613) 519-1347
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Kingston, ON K7P
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Root Nurture Grow Counselling
Counsellor, MACP, RCC, CCC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
If you are looking for support with trauma (sexual, physical, verbal or emotional). If you are trying to navigate family relationships or need individual counselling for anxiety, depression, personality disorders, grief, setting goals, or other areas in your life. Please do not hesitate to contact me and we can arrange a free consultation to see if I am the right counsellor for you. I am a registered clinical counsellor with BCACC #18099 and a Canadian certified counsellor with CCPA #10007143. Approved counsellor with both CVAP & ICBC
(343) 312-7412
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Kingston, ON K7L
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Mind Up Counselling - Individuals/Couples/PsychoEd
Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying), BA, MA
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
You’re scrolling through Psych Today deciding which one of us will help you feel better. What a daunting task! The good news is that there is a scale called Readiness to Change and if you are on this site, you are likely at the preparation stage. That’s halfway through the 5 stages. You’re already making moves towards the Upping Effect! The Upping Effect is explained fully on my website if you want to peruse through the ‘about me’ section, but for the nuts and bolts of the UE (requiring much less commitment than clicking on a website) it’s this: we can update your exhausted-not-working-anymore-views on the tough stuff in life.
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Kingston, ON K7P
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Linay Repath
Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying), BA
Verified
Verified
Life is difficult and seeking help can be a challenging endeavor. As a clinician, I work hard to create an environment where clients will feel safe, respected, and heard. Indeed, I emphasize the collaborative nature of therapy and ensure that clients feel comfortable voicing their opinions and personal experiences in session. I value people as individuals and strive to understand clients’ unique lived experiences, worldviews, and beliefs. Using this knowledge, I can better assist my clients in reaching their goals and achieving a quality life.
(343) 300-0238
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Kingston, ON K7M
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Ryan Schmidtke - Men's Mood Maverick
Registered Psychotherapist, RP
Verified
3 Endorsed
Verified
3 Endorsed
You: "I am READY to feel better." Me: "Right on. I've got the tools. Let's get to work." This whole therapy business may seem a little weird to you, but you have been feeling a deep lack of connection to the things that really matter to you and you don't want to keep feeling this way. You've had some struggles earlier in your life, or more recently, that have impacted how you relate to others and how you related to the world in general, and you're not liking how this restriction, this disconnect feels. You've wanted to be a better coworker, partner, or father, and you're feeling really ready to invest the time to make it happen.
(343) 303-6890
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Kingston, ON K7M
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Richard Tyo
Registered Psychotherapist, BSocSc, RP
Verified
Verified
Are you having trouble overcoming obstacles keeping you from living more authentically? Are you struggling to find meaning in life and want to dig deeper, developing skills that will help you cope with life's difficult moments? My aim is to help you grow and achieve peace and balance in your life. I believe that real change happens when you integrate self compassion and humility into therapy. If you struggle with anxiety, addiction, past trauma, depression, relationships, or simply have trouble coping with life and finding the authentic you, then let's work together. Cannabis and psychedelic harm reduction and skills as well.
(613) 519-6086
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Kingston, ON K7K
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Sarah Goslin
Registered Psychotherapist, BA, RP
Verified
Verified
Practice full- not currently accepting new client referrals. My passion is supporting individuals in overcoming struggles with addiction, including alcohol and drug use, and behaviours such as spending, sex, and relationships. My goal is to help individuals gain a better understanding of, and ability to cope with, challenging life experiences including trauma, mental health difficulties, and family of origin pain. I teach skills to manage overwhelming emotions, including combatting shame, anxiety, and depression, and skills to challenge beliefs that keep you stuck.
(613) 693-0051
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Kingston, ON K7M
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Not accepting new clients
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Karen Gillis
Registered Social Worker, RSW, MSW, MA
Verified
Verified
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.
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Kingston, ON K7L
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Kim Burson
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
Accepting new clients. Available for evening and weekend appointments only. Welcome! I am a registered social worker with over 25 years of experience in the field. I am passionate about supporting individuals going through stressful times. Stressful situations can leave people feeling stuck, overwhelmed and alone. As your therapist it would be an honor to walk alongside you in your journey to unpack what is holding you back from healing and reaching your goals. I am a trauma informed and client centred therapist who feels comfortable working with a wide range of individuals.
(613) 704-5654
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Kingston, ON K7P
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Katie Roberton
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW
Verified
Verified
Do you worry about what people think, say "yes" too much, people-please, have no motivation, or need to be busy? Are you tired, anxious, sad, lonely, or stressed? Feeling this way can manifest into chronic physical or psychological illnesses such as anxiety, depression, worry, gastrointestinal issues, migraines, heartburn, insomnia… the list goes on. ​If part of this describes you, there is help for you to heal. If you would like to increase your general well-being, these counselling sessions could serve you. These sessions are trauma-informed, as many people experience trauma, and need a safe place to receive support.
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Kingston, ON K7M
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Waitlist for new clients
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Jennifer Liesen (Ashton)
Registered Psychotherapist, BSc-Psy, MSc-MHC
Verified
Verified
Jennifer works with clients who are ready to make a dedicated effort toward change. Many of us had unavailable caregivers whom did not have the tools to provide essential emotional support and understanding which then shaped our sense of shame and other core beliefs about our worth. As children we needed to feel safe and protected, to be guided with the appropriate balance of security and independence in order to develop confidence in our decision making. We learned to adapt and survive with coping strategies that continue to exist in the present and may no longer be necessary and potentially maladaptive.
(613) 801-5455
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Kingston, ON K7K
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Eric Tenn
Registered Psychotherapist, RP
Verified
Verified
Psychotherapy literally means "Healing the Soul." Our personalities and the world around us are multifaceted and often mysterious. Exploring the mystery of who we are can bring clarity and meaning to our lives, our relationship with the world, and open new perspectives and possibilities in how we live. I have worked and studied in many areas including social work, philosophy, music, martial arts and shamanic practices. I use a wide range of modalities depending on the needs, uniqueness and preferences of each person. My therapy training includes Existential-Integrative psychotherapy which emphasizes the search for authenticity, meaning and wholeness in our lives.
(343) 309-5020
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Kingston, ON K7M
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Josée Houde
Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying), RP Qual
Verified
2 Endorsed
Verified
2 Endorsed
Life can be really hard! My name is Josée and I understand the many daily challenges we can be faced with relating to work, children, parents, relationships and our health as I have gone through all of them at some point myself. It might sometimes feel like you are alone in these struggles but trust me you are not. I’d like to help you through the challenges of life that are causing you anxiety, stress, and depression and at times, lead to arguments, denial or using substances to cope. I have over 20 years experience working with first responders and veterans an am a trained Wounded Warriors of Canada Service Provider.
(343) 307-0891 x107
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Kingston, ON K7L
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Not accepting new clients
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Amanda Hammond
Registered Psychotherapist, RP, RSSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
On the outside, you've got a great life. You’re driven, dependable, and accomplished. On the inside, you never feel good enough, that you’re measuring up - or you’re just burnt out. Crispy, even. You’ve spent the last however-many-years trying to keep it all together, but wow, is it ever exhausting. You are looking for a change; you now need to come first. You’ve tried the self-help books, old coping skills and continue to feel like you’re drowning. You want to figure out this whole work-life balance thing in a way that doesn’t leave you feeling selfish or guilty. I can help you get there.
(343) 344-3066 x2
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Kingston, ON K7P
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Lousanne Rodé
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW, PhD St
Verified
Verified
I have over 19 years of professional experience in the field of therapeutic services offering services to couples, individuals and family groups. I believe that couple therapy can help to improve the quality of a relationship by creating new ways of communication and connection which enhances emotional and physical intimacy between partners. Through individual counselling, I believe that each of us can work through our struggles to overcome obstacles, develop emotional balance and find inner strength.
(343) 304-5599
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Kingston, ON K7L
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Alcohol Use Counsellors

Are there specific medications for alcohol use?

There are oral medications approved to treat alcohol use disorder—such as disulfiram, acamprosate, and naltrexone, which also comes in an injectable form. These medications do help people reduce their drinking as well as avoid the problem of relapse. Naltrexone helps reduce cravings, disulfiram can make a person feel sick when they drink, and acamprosate may help ease symptoms like poor sleep and anxious feelings.

How do alcohol recovery or rehabilitation programs work?

In inpatient programs, individuals live in a facility with other patients in recovery; in outpatient programs,individuals live at home. These facilities are staffed with healthcare professionals including physicians, nurses, psychologists, counselors, and psychotherapists. Staff can also include people who have recovered themselves, serving as mentors and guides. These programs may use abstinence, harm reduction, detoxification, psychotherapy, and other tools for recovery.

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