Addiction Therapists in London, ON

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Photo of Megan Brooke Phillips, Registered Psychotherapist in London, ON
Megan Brooke Phillips
Registered Psychotherapist, RP, DAC, RSSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
London, ON N6A
Struggling with Addiction? Living with Anxiety and/or Depression? The impacts are real and the compassionate and respectful support you need to recover and regain functionality is available now. Finding help for mental health challenges can be a challenge in it's own right. A strong therapist with a keen eye for details, I pride myself on my ability to mix education and therapy to ensure each client is empowered through their knowledge and an active participant in their healing. With an eclectic and dynamic approach to therapy, I will be with you every step of the way.
Struggling with Addiction? Living with Anxiety and/or Depression? The impacts are real and the compassionate and respectful support you need to recover and regain functionality is available now. Finding help for mental health challenges can be a challenge in it's own right. A strong therapist with a keen eye for details, I pride myself on my ability to mix education and therapy to ensure each client is empowered through their knowledge and an active participant in their healing. With an eclectic and dynamic approach to therapy, I will be with you every step of the way.
(226) 641-0689 View (226) 641-0689
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Rey T. Singh
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RCS, CHyp, RSW
Verified
London, ON N6K
Thank you for reviewing my profile. I am currently accepting clients who are facing the challenges of mental health diagnoses and substance misuse. I provide evidence-based, specialized approaches to supporting people experiencing complex PTSD, anxiety, depression and other integrative challenges. If your goals include working with an experienced therapist to grow, expand, and gain the skills necessary to achieve your wellness, I will provide you effective support. My services are geared to assist the general public, as well as First Nations, and culturally diverse communities seeking support for healing, recovery and wellness.
Thank you for reviewing my profile. I am currently accepting clients who are facing the challenges of mental health diagnoses and substance misuse. I provide evidence-based, specialized approaches to supporting people experiencing complex PTSD, anxiety, depression and other integrative challenges. If your goals include working with an experienced therapist to grow, expand, and gain the skills necessary to achieve your wellness, I will provide you effective support. My services are geared to assist the general public, as well as First Nations, and culturally diverse communities seeking support for healing, recovery and wellness.
(855) 339-1666 View (855) 339-1666
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Dean E Anderson
Drug & Alcohol Counsellor, CCAC
Verified
7 Endorsed
London, ON N6C
Each persons addiction is as unique as the individual themselves.
If you are focused on recovery from drugs and alcohol and are confused about the processes of change or how to get started and then maintain it, then we should talk. I specialize in helping those that have difficulty with navigation of harm-reduction or the 12 step process by aiding in the creation of a long-term plan focused on the quality of life while not using psychoactive substances. If you are confused by the concept of addiction recovery please set up a free consultation to help you to understand what's next. Privacy and confidentiality are of the utmost importance to me and all of my clients.
Each persons addiction is as unique as the individual themselves.
If you are focused on recovery from drugs and alcohol and are confused about the processes of change or how to get started and then maintain it, then we should talk. I specialize in helping those that have difficulty with navigation of harm-reduction or the 12 step process by aiding in the creation of a long-term plan focused on the quality of life while not using psychoactive substances. If you are confused by the concept of addiction recovery please set up a free consultation to help you to understand what's next. Privacy and confidentiality are of the utmost importance to me and all of my clients.
(226) 798-5001 View (226) 798-5001
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Ann E Eaves
Registered Psychotherapist, RP, BA
Verified
1 Endorsed
London, ON N5W
Everything that we do is a habit that developed based on our experiences in the past. From the moment we are born, we learn how to be in this world and how to be a person. When we are struggling or suffering, and some things are hard and challenging in our lives, whether it is anxiety, depression, trauma or addiction, or things we wish we could change, it’s because we've learned a way of being that is now a habit that can be hard to change. But we are whole, exactly as we are! The changes we make are in how we relate to the experiences and events in our lives and, most importantly, to ourselves.
Everything that we do is a habit that developed based on our experiences in the past. From the moment we are born, we learn how to be in this world and how to be a person. When we are struggling or suffering, and some things are hard and challenging in our lives, whether it is anxiety, depression, trauma or addiction, or things we wish we could change, it’s because we've learned a way of being that is now a habit that can be hard to change. But we are whole, exactly as we are! The changes we make are in how we relate to the experiences and events in our lives and, most importantly, to ourselves.
(226) 798-0909 View (226) 798-0909
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Pamela Michienzi
Registered Psychotherapist, RP, OATR, BA, DipAT, CertAF
Verified
1 Endorsed
London, ON N6B
I offer talk-based psychotherapy, art therapy and play-based therapy. I have extensive experience working in the addictions & mental health field with a focus on youth and young adults as well as support to families. I welcome all from diverse ethnicities, genders, orientations, life experiences, and occupations who are experiencing: depression, stress, anxiety, social isolation, PTSD & trauma, addiction, emotional and behavioural issues, separation/divorce issues, strengthening family relationships, and those who are looking to overcome barriers and make positive changes in their lives.
I offer talk-based psychotherapy, art therapy and play-based therapy. I have extensive experience working in the addictions & mental health field with a focus on youth and young adults as well as support to families. I welcome all from diverse ethnicities, genders, orientations, life experiences, and occupations who are experiencing: depression, stress, anxiety, social isolation, PTSD & trauma, addiction, emotional and behavioural issues, separation/divorce issues, strengthening family relationships, and those who are looking to overcome barriers and make positive changes in their lives.
(226) 212-7246 View (226) 212-7246
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Rincy Carpenter
RN, Psychotherapist, BScN, MHA
Verified
1 Endorsed
London, ON N6A
Are you a loved one struggling with substance use or addictions? Do you find yourself extremely anxious or depressed with no known cause? Are you looking for support for yourself or your loved one who may also have a trauma history? These challenges do not need to be faced alone. Within all of us is a great capacity to heal and recover. For all of the times you have tried to take on life's challenges alone, you are not alone and there is help to guide you through your struggles. Allow me to guide you through what life has thrown your way and take back control of your path. Recovery is possible for anyone.
Are you a loved one struggling with substance use or addictions? Do you find yourself extremely anxious or depressed with no known cause? Are you looking for support for yourself or your loved one who may also have a trauma history? These challenges do not need to be faced alone. Within all of us is a great capacity to heal and recover. For all of the times you have tried to take on life's challenges alone, you are not alone and there is help to guide you through your struggles. Allow me to guide you through what life has thrown your way and take back control of your path. Recovery is possible for anyone.
(226) 894-8329 View (226) 894-8329
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Brenda Teasell
Registered Social Worker, BA, MSW, RSW
Verified
London, ON N6H
I have over 25 years of expertise working in the field of mental health and addiction. For 16 years I worked at the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH) as a therapist and education specialist. I understand that dealing with difficult emotions and making changes can feel overwhelming at times. My passion is to help individuals learn lifelong skills that will allow them to navigate challenging situations, better understand and strengthen their mental health, and increase their resiliency and ability to thrive in their daily life.
I have over 25 years of expertise working in the field of mental health and addiction. For 16 years I worked at the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH) as a therapist and education specialist. I understand that dealing with difficult emotions and making changes can feel overwhelming at times. My passion is to help individuals learn lifelong skills that will allow them to navigate challenging situations, better understand and strengthen their mental health, and increase their resiliency and ability to thrive in their daily life.
(226) 400-3815 View (226) 400-3815
Photo of Sarah B Montes, Drug & Alcohol Counsellor in London, ON
Sarah B Montes
Drug & Alcohol Counsellor, CCAC
Verified
2 Endorsed
London, ON N6B  (Online Only)
As an Addiction/Recovery Counsellor and in active recovery, Sarah utilizes her personal and professional experiences to guide clients. Sarah’s varied background in youth, family, and addiction programming, provides the perfect foundation for Recovery Counselling. Sarah also offers family & friends coaching to provide support to those impacted by a loved ones addiction. Sarah understands addiction impacts the whole family and will provide a wholistic approach including psycho education and tools for communication, boundaries and self connection.
As an Addiction/Recovery Counsellor and in active recovery, Sarah utilizes her personal and professional experiences to guide clients. Sarah’s varied background in youth, family, and addiction programming, provides the perfect foundation for Recovery Counselling. Sarah also offers family & friends coaching to provide support to those impacted by a loved ones addiction. Sarah understands addiction impacts the whole family and will provide a wholistic approach including psycho education and tools for communication, boundaries and self connection.
(226) 210-0467 View (226) 210-0467
Photo of Kathleen Courtney, Registered Psychotherapist in London, ON
Kathleen Courtney
Registered Psychotherapist, MEd, RP
Verified
1 Endorsed
London, ON N5V
I can help you reduce unwanted reactions, tendencies and patterns and move toward living and feeling how you really want. I am passionate about helping people heal from trauma and increase calm, health habits, stability and life satisfaction. I can help with: anxiety, depression, trauma, boundaries, addiction, health goals and complex medical concerns.
I can help you reduce unwanted reactions, tendencies and patterns and move toward living and feeling how you really want. I am passionate about helping people heal from trauma and increase calm, health habits, stability and life satisfaction. I can help with: anxiety, depression, trauma, boundaries, addiction, health goals and complex medical concerns.
(226) 781-8713 View (226) 781-8713
Photo of Dan Rusu, Registered Social Worker in London, ON
Dan Rusu
Registered Social Worker, MSW , RSW
Verified
London, ON N5V
I have over 20  years of experience working as a  Psychotherapist & Clinical Social Worker in a variety of settings such as: private practice, hospital -mental health unit, addiction services, family health team, community counselling agencies and child welfare.
Many times we find ourselves "stuck in a rut" not knowing how to address our challenges. It looks like we are separated from our goals and we are not sure how to move forward. Seeing a psychotherapist is like the process of crossing the bridge to freedom from "here" to "where you want/need to be". In my practice, I use a holistic treatment approach consisting of: psychotherapy , lifestyle management strategies (sleep, nutrition, physical exercise), building support and at client's request spiritual/ faith-based practice(s).
I have over 20  years of experience working as a  Psychotherapist & Clinical Social Worker in a variety of settings such as: private practice, hospital -mental health unit, addiction services, family health team, community counselling agencies and child welfare.
Many times we find ourselves "stuck in a rut" not knowing how to address our challenges. It looks like we are separated from our goals and we are not sure how to move forward. Seeing a psychotherapist is like the process of crossing the bridge to freedom from "here" to "where you want/need to be". In my practice, I use a holistic treatment approach consisting of: psychotherapy , lifestyle management strategies (sleep, nutrition, physical exercise), building support and at client's request spiritual/ faith-based practice(s).
(226) 639-5146 View (226) 639-5146
Photo of Amanda Hindley, RN Psychotherapist, Psychiatric Nurse in London, ON
Amanda Hindley, RN Psychotherapist
Psychiatric Nurse, RN, BScN
Verified
London, ON N6C
Everyone has worse days, and it is okay not to know what to do or how to make a change in your life. I am here to help you find the light when you feel stuck in darkness. Like a light post, I will help guide you with compassion, non-judgment, and care to a place where your pain is transformed into peace. I have been working with people in the most difficult times of their lives for 15 years. Whether you are struggling with depression, anxiety, your relationship, your peers/parents, your health, your body, trauma, intimacy, substance or behavioral addictions, I am here to help you create change in the direction you want.
Everyone has worse days, and it is okay not to know what to do or how to make a change in your life. I am here to help you find the light when you feel stuck in darkness. Like a light post, I will help guide you with compassion, non-judgment, and care to a place where your pain is transformed into peace. I have been working with people in the most difficult times of their lives for 15 years. Whether you are struggling with depression, anxiety, your relationship, your peers/parents, your health, your body, trauma, intimacy, substance or behavioral addictions, I am here to help you create change in the direction you want.
(226) 770-4102 View (226) 770-4102
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Brent Cairn Pleasance
Counsellor
1 Endorsed
London, ON N5V
In the past, I have struggled with anxiety, depression and addiction.
The world is changing, and we can all feel and see it. The value of taking care of our mental health is becoming increasingly important, as we become more aware of our past and as we step into our future together. You may be feeling anxious, depressed, confused, lost, or you may simply not know how to feel or what to feel. You may have difficulty communicating. You may be feeling good but just want to explore yourself or are curious to grow in unique and different ways. Maybe you are having relationship issues, or maybe you want to reconnect to spirituality. These are all wonderful reasons to talk to a counsellor.
In the past, I have struggled with anxiety, depression and addiction.
The world is changing, and we can all feel and see it. The value of taking care of our mental health is becoming increasingly important, as we become more aware of our past and as we step into our future together. You may be feeling anxious, depressed, confused, lost, or you may simply not know how to feel or what to feel. You may have difficulty communicating. You may be feeling good but just want to explore yourself or are curious to grow in unique and different ways. Maybe you are having relationship issues, or maybe you want to reconnect to spirituality. These are all wonderful reasons to talk to a counsellor.
(289) 805-3325 View (289) 805-3325
Photo of New Life Counseling and Advocacy Services, Drug & Alcohol Counsellor in London, ON
New Life Counseling and Advocacy Services
Drug & Alcohol Counsellor, CAC, MSW, Ba HONS, MSc, RSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
London, ON N5V
I am a mental health and addiction clinician, and in addition to that, i do a lot of work in the area of disability and family counseling.
I help clients with single and concurrent mental health and addictions disorders. I have worked in Ontario, Alberta and British Columbia as a clinician and therapist. I have also worked as a disability counselor, dealing with gerontological challenges. I work a lot with families, intervening in their presenting issues. I also counsel on education and career
I am a mental health and addiction clinician, and in addition to that, i do a lot of work in the area of disability and family counseling.
I help clients with single and concurrent mental health and addictions disorders. I have worked in Ontario, Alberta and British Columbia as a clinician and therapist. I have also worked as a disability counselor, dealing with gerontological challenges. I work a lot with families, intervening in their presenting issues. I also counsel on education and career
(226) 782-3390 View (226) 782-3390
Photo of Amanda Neilson, Registered Social Worker in London, ON
Amanda Neilson
Registered Social Worker, CYW, BSW, MSW, RSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
London, ON N5V
Providing virtual sessions for folks across Ontario and in person or virtual sessions for Ottawa folks. For over 20 years, I have specialized in treating people with problematic substance use and substance use disorders. I work within a compassionate, collaborative, and trauma-informed approach. The right way to make meaningful change is the way that works best for you. I'm here to work with you on finding that way.
Providing virtual sessions for folks across Ontario and in person or virtual sessions for Ottawa folks. For over 20 years, I have specialized in treating people with problematic substance use and substance use disorders. I work within a compassionate, collaborative, and trauma-informed approach. The right way to make meaningful change is the way that works best for you. I'm here to work with you on finding that way.
(343) 304-6325 View (343) 304-6325
Photo of Alexandra Clarysse, Registered Psychotherapist in London, ON
Alexandra Clarysse
Registered Psychotherapist, RP, MSW, RSW
Verified
London, ON N5V
I have over 8 years of experience working with people living with substance use concerns, personality disorders and the impacts of trauma.
Many of us experience things in our lives that can have a great impact on how we live day to day. Sometimes these experiences can affect our mental and emotional health. When we struggle to cope with the impacts of trauma or invalidation, we might turn to alcohol, drugs or other means to forget or shut down how we are feeling.
I have over 8 years of experience working with people living with substance use concerns, personality disorders and the impacts of trauma.
Many of us experience things in our lives that can have a great impact on how we live day to day. Sometimes these experiences can affect our mental and emotional health. When we struggle to cope with the impacts of trauma or invalidation, we might turn to alcohol, drugs or other means to forget or shut down how we are feeling.
(226) 840-3214 View (226) 840-3214
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Olivia Vander Vloet
Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying), MA, CCAC
Verified
6 Endorsed
London, ON N5V  (Online Only)
As a Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying) and a Canadian Certified Addiction Counsellor, Olivia helps young adults and adults navigate their relationships with alcohol and drugs so that they can live a balanced and fulfilling life. Olivia will help you learn skills to prevent relapse and explore new opportunities while in recovery. Olivia will work with you to find new strategies to better cope with the curve balls that life throws our way. Olivia’s sessions are warm, casual, and filled with practical resources. She creates a safe space for you to explore your thoughts, feelings, and actions.
As a Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying) and a Canadian Certified Addiction Counsellor, Olivia helps young adults and adults navigate their relationships with alcohol and drugs so that they can live a balanced and fulfilling life. Olivia will help you learn skills to prevent relapse and explore new opportunities while in recovery. Olivia will work with you to find new strategies to better cope with the curve balls that life throws our way. Olivia’s sessions are warm, casual, and filled with practical resources. She creates a safe space for you to explore your thoughts, feelings, and actions.
(226) 457-3433 View (226) 457-3433
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Shawn Rumble Recovery Services
Drug & Alcohol Counsellor, RSSW, ICCS, ICADC, ICGC-II, CSAT
Verified
11 Endorsed
London, ON N6A  (Online Only)
Welcome to Your Recovery Journey. Embark on a path of healing with Shawn Rumble Recovery Services—your dedicated partner in specialized addiction treatment, training, and clinical supervision. With over 12 years of experience in therapy and healthcare leadership, I'm here to support individuals, families, and professionals. Specializing in various addiction treatments including Compulsive Sexual Behaviour Disorder, Intimacy Anorexia, Substance Use, Gambling, Gaming, Shopping, and Work Addiction.
Welcome to Your Recovery Journey. Embark on a path of healing with Shawn Rumble Recovery Services—your dedicated partner in specialized addiction treatment, training, and clinical supervision. With over 12 years of experience in therapy and healthcare leadership, I'm here to support individuals, families, and professionals. Specializing in various addiction treatments including Compulsive Sexual Behaviour Disorder, Intimacy Anorexia, Substance Use, Gambling, Gaming, Shopping, and Work Addiction.
(902) 901-5706 View (902) 901-5706
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ADHD Therapy and Coaching, Individuals and Couples
Registered Social Worker, EdD, MSW, RSW
Verified
London, ON N5V  (Online Only)
As a husband, father, and fellow "ADHD'er", I understand the difficulties we can all encounter in our most intimate circle. I offer solution-oriented therapy and coaching to adults ages 18, and beyond. I welcome clients who are formally diagnosed, or self diagnosed! In my work we don't just focus on "organization", we truly centre on things like: views of self, anxiety, lack of "self trust", addiction, and emotional regulation in the ADHD experience. I work with couples who are seeking tools and strategies, but also seeking emotional connection and understanding. By request, I have an info video for couples to learn more.
As a husband, father, and fellow "ADHD'er", I understand the difficulties we can all encounter in our most intimate circle. I offer solution-oriented therapy and coaching to adults ages 18, and beyond. I welcome clients who are formally diagnosed, or self diagnosed! In my work we don't just focus on "organization", we truly centre on things like: views of self, anxiety, lack of "self trust", addiction, and emotional regulation in the ADHD experience. I work with couples who are seeking tools and strategies, but also seeking emotional connection and understanding. By request, I have an info video for couples to learn more.
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David Grand
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW, PhD(c)
Verified
London, ON N5Y
Are you experiencing constant worry and anxiety? Dealing with past trauma? Restless nights? Struggling with addiction or depression? I am passionate about helping people recover their lives. I have over ten years of experience helping individuals and couples to heal from the impacts of childhood trauma and neglect, phobias, panic attacks, depression, relationship conflict, and loss of meaning or direction in life. I draw from a diverse set of skills and training - hypnotherapy, EMDR, CBT, and depth-oriented approaches. I want to help you to get to the core of problems and develop greater self-awareness in the process.
Are you experiencing constant worry and anxiety? Dealing with past trauma? Restless nights? Struggling with addiction or depression? I am passionate about helping people recover their lives. I have over ten years of experience helping individuals and couples to heal from the impacts of childhood trauma and neglect, phobias, panic attacks, depression, relationship conflict, and loss of meaning or direction in life. I draw from a diverse set of skills and training - hypnotherapy, EMDR, CBT, and depth-oriented approaches. I want to help you to get to the core of problems and develop greater self-awareness in the process.
(226) 640-5252 View (226) 640-5252
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Jared Dalton
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW
Verified
4 Endorsed
London, ON N6B
Waitlist for new clients
I specialize in providing trauma informed care to youth (14+), young adults and couples who are navigating life with depression, anxiety, grief/loss, ADHD and substance use concerns as well as those who wish to improve their relationships, their careers and their academic performance.
Are you looking for a therapist who understands the unique challenges youth and young adults face and wont dismiss your concerns about the climate, social justice and your future? Do you sometimes feel immobilized by the gravity of it all? Are you looking for a safe and nonjudgemental space to explore your identity, your purpose and your path?
I specialize in providing trauma informed care to youth (14+), young adults and couples who are navigating life with depression, anxiety, grief/loss, ADHD and substance use concerns as well as those who wish to improve their relationships, their careers and their academic performance.
Are you looking for a therapist who understands the unique challenges youth and young adults face and wont dismiss your concerns about the climate, social justice and your future? Do you sometimes feel immobilized by the gravity of it all? Are you looking for a safe and nonjudgemental space to explore your identity, your purpose and your path?
(226) 210-9750 View (226) 210-9750

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Addiction Counsellors

What is the best therapy for addiction?

Addiction treatment will be tailored to the individual. People seeking help for addiction—whether with a psychotherapist, in an outpatient clinic, or in a residential program—should expect to engage in multiple types of treatments, sometimes including medication. For anyone recovering from addiction, avoiding situations in which one has typically used a substance is essential, as is the support of close connections. Since substance use disorders tend to co-occur with underlying mental health conditions such as anxiety or depression, those must also be addressed as part of any recovery plan.

How long does therapy for addiction take?

There is no set timeline for recovery from addiction. Patients and their families should expect the work to last several months, if not longer. Residential treatment programs may be based on a stay of 30, 60, or 90 days, with continuing work after release, but only about 1 percent of people are treated in such facilities. Ceasing use is just the first step; therapy to help maintain abstinence and effect behavior change must follow. The process of recovery, neuroscience has shown, involves brain cells recovering the capacity to respond to natural sources of reward and restore control over the impulse to use. Another definition of recovery is restoring voluntary control over one’s substance use and retaking all of one’s previous responsibilities.

How effective is drug addiction treatment?

Substance use disorders are treatable and remission is achievable for many who seek recovery; by some estimates, more than three-quarters of people who become addicted to alcohol or drugs recover. But that success rarely occurs quickly or on a set timeline; relapse is not only common, but many therapists and clinicians view it as a normal part of the process—not always a sign that a person has returned to addiction, but a signal that their treatment should be adjusted to help them regain control. Overall, research suggests, five years after the end of substance use, one’s risk of relapse is no greater than that of others who had not faced addiction. Other experts believe that complete abstinence is not the only measure of recovery, and that, through effective treatment, many people can learn to control their use.

How can you get addiction treatment for someone?

The most important factor in recovery from addiction is widely understood to be an individual’s commitment to change. For that reason,“interventions” in which friends and family gather to urge or force someone to begin immediate treatment often backfire; even when such efforts do lead someone to begin treatment, they may be less likely to stay than those who are self-driven. Still, family members can play an important role in supporting an individual who seeks help and can take part in family therapy as one element of a loved one’s treatment.