Substance Use Therapists in Rockland, ON

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Stephanie Bentley
Registered Psychotherapist, RP
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Rockland, ON K4K  (Online Only)
Clients with substance use, mental health concerns, difficulty with managing every day stressors & making changes needed to get back on track and find life worth living again are my specialty.
You’re stuck in a spiral of self-doubt, and finding a way out feels exhausting. You remember a time when figuring out how to move forward didn’t feel so complicated, but the life you knew feels like a distant past and the future no longer feels so clear. You’ve held it together for so long, but you’re tired of feeling pulled in a million different directions. You’re ready to feel like your hard work has finally paid off. I help people just like you, ones who have it within them to feel hopeful and grounded again, but just need the support to get there.
Clients with substance use, mental health concerns, difficulty with managing every day stressors & making changes needed to get back on track and find life worth living again are my specialty.
You’re stuck in a spiral of self-doubt, and finding a way out feels exhausting. You remember a time when figuring out how to move forward didn’t feel so complicated, but the life you knew feels like a distant past and the future no longer feels so clear. You’ve held it together for so long, but you’re tired of feeling pulled in a million different directions. You’re ready to feel like your hard work has finally paid off. I help people just like you, ones who have it within them to feel hopeful and grounded again, but just need the support to get there.
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Brown Counselling - Rachael Brown
Registered Psychotherapist, MA, RP
Verified Verified
7 Endorsed
Rockland, ON K4K
Hello and welcome to Brown Counselling! We want to extend our warmest greetings as you take the first step on your journey to well-being and personal growth. I am Rachael Brown, and as the Clinical Director of this practice, I want you to know that you are at the heart of everything we do. Brown Counselling was founded in 2016 with one mission in mind: to support our community through the provision of quality mental health services with minimal to no wait times. At Brown Counselling, we believe that every individual has the capacity for positive change and personal transformation.
Hello and welcome to Brown Counselling! We want to extend our warmest greetings as you take the first step on your journey to well-being and personal growth. I am Rachael Brown, and as the Clinical Director of this practice, I want you to know that you are at the heart of everything we do. Brown Counselling was founded in 2016 with one mission in mind: to support our community through the provision of quality mental health services with minimal to no wait times. At Brown Counselling, we believe that every individual has the capacity for positive change and personal transformation.
(855) 249-9340 View (855) 249-9340
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First Step Men's Therapy
Registered Psychotherapist, RP, ASAT, EMDR
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Rockland, ON K4K
Disconnected. Isolated. Broken. Hopeless. Powerless. Stuck. Many men we work with tell us this is how they feel. You may be struggling with anxiety, anger, depression, shame, guilt, grief, sadness, trauma, or depression - and struggle with an addiction (sex/porn/alcohol/marijuana/video games/gambling/fantasy) or underlying thoughts, beliefs, and feelings you have held since childhood. Relationships with those you care about, including the one with yourself, may have been impacted by your behaviours. Ready to take the first step? Prêt à faire le premier pas? Suivis/ services thérapeutiques offerts en français.
Disconnected. Isolated. Broken. Hopeless. Powerless. Stuck. Many men we work with tell us this is how they feel. You may be struggling with anxiety, anger, depression, shame, guilt, grief, sadness, trauma, or depression - and struggle with an addiction (sex/porn/alcohol/marijuana/video games/gambling/fantasy) or underlying thoughts, beliefs, and feelings you have held since childhood. Relationships with those you care about, including the one with yourself, may have been impacted by your behaviours. Ready to take the first step? Prêt à faire le premier pas? Suivis/ services thérapeutiques offerts en français.
(343) 801-4105 View (343) 801-4105
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Heather A Mullin
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
Rockland, ON K4K
Not accepting new clients
My special interests include: attending to and addressing crisis situations, overall mental health, substance use/abuse, addictions, personality traits, and exploring the ways in which we humans aspire to move through life and developmental phases by integrating and adapting to our ever changing thoughts, feelings, and interpersonal and social experiences.
I am a Registered Social Worker and my private practice work is dedicated to working with people wanting to explore and develop healthy personal goals and interpersonal relations in a welcoming, safe, and comfortable space. My approach makes use of various philosophical, cultural, social-emotional, and psychological theories, practices, and models that are informed by my formal education, training, and clinical work efforts. The methods I use are client centred and solution-focused as we strive to be healthier members of our families and communities.
My special interests include: attending to and addressing crisis situations, overall mental health, substance use/abuse, addictions, personality traits, and exploring the ways in which we humans aspire to move through life and developmental phases by integrating and adapting to our ever changing thoughts, feelings, and interpersonal and social experiences.
I am a Registered Social Worker and my private practice work is dedicated to working with people wanting to explore and develop healthy personal goals and interpersonal relations in a welcoming, safe, and comfortable space. My approach makes use of various philosophical, cultural, social-emotional, and psychological theories, practices, and models that are informed by my formal education, training, and clinical work efforts. The methods I use are client centred and solution-focused as we strive to be healthier members of our families and communities.
(343) 800-5985 View (343) 800-5985
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Janice Fraser
Registered Social Worker, MSW RSW, SEP
Verified Verified
Rockland, ON K4K
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

More Therapists Nearby

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Debora Dudley
Registered Psychotherapist, RP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Cumberland, ON K4C  (Online Only)
** ACCEPTING NEW CLIENTS**OVER 25 YEARS EXPERIENCE** COVERED BY INSURANCE**There is always change and transition in our lives, and our lives seem to be more complex and stressful these days. Sometimes we have suffered a loss or experienced a trauma. Sometimes we just need a bit of extra support. Counselling is helpful in resolving past and current issues, in acquiring positive coping strategies, and in promoting a sense of worth, hope, and well being. Debora offers professional, respectful, and knowledgeable counseling services to adults. Clients describe her as well informed, warm, insightful, and compassionate.
** ACCEPTING NEW CLIENTS**OVER 25 YEARS EXPERIENCE** COVERED BY INSURANCE**There is always change and transition in our lives, and our lives seem to be more complex and stressful these days. Sometimes we have suffered a loss or experienced a trauma. Sometimes we just need a bit of extra support. Counselling is helpful in resolving past and current issues, in acquiring positive coping strategies, and in promoting a sense of worth, hope, and well being. Debora offers professional, respectful, and knowledgeable counseling services to adults. Clients describe her as well informed, warm, insightful, and compassionate.
(613) 704-5143 View (613) 704-5143

Online Therapists

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Whitney Wesley
Registered Psychotherapist, BA, RP
Verified Verified
Stittsville, ON K2S  (Online Only)
If you're facing problematic substance use or addiction you probably feel tired, out of control, and maybe even hopeless. The good news is, there is hope and you're not alone. Addiction comes in many different forms and is a complex issue to manage. If you or someone you love are looking for help or support please reach out. I support people with substance use, misuse, abuse, dependence, mental health concerns, as well as their family and friends who often feel uncertain as to how to move forward.
If you're facing problematic substance use or addiction you probably feel tired, out of control, and maybe even hopeless. The good news is, there is hope and you're not alone. Addiction comes in many different forms and is a complex issue to manage. If you or someone you love are looking for help or support please reach out. I support people with substance use, misuse, abuse, dependence, mental health concerns, as well as their family and friends who often feel uncertain as to how to move forward.
(873) 514-5015 View (873) 514-5015
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Kristina Scully
Registered Psychotherapist, BA, MC, RP
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Ottawa, ON K2M
Currently welcoming new clients of all ages! For both virtual and in person sessions with daytime and evening availability. Hi there! My name is Kristina Scully and I am a Registered Psychotherapist who has over 10 years experience working as a clinical therapist. I specialize in anxiety, depression, self-esteem issues, substance use, relationship issues, disordered eating and trauma. I have worked extensively with adolescents, youth and adults and I am also an experienced Parent-Child Therapist supporting families in the community.
Currently welcoming new clients of all ages! For both virtual and in person sessions with daytime and evening availability. Hi there! My name is Kristina Scully and I am a Registered Psychotherapist who has over 10 years experience working as a clinical therapist. I specialize in anxiety, depression, self-esteem issues, substance use, relationship issues, disordered eating and trauma. I have worked extensively with adolescents, youth and adults and I am also an experienced Parent-Child Therapist supporting families in the community.
(343) 304-6216 View (343) 304-6216
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Jessica Courville
Registered Psychotherapist, M Ed, CCC, RP
Verified Verified
Ottawa, ON K1K  (Online Only)
I work primarily with youth, young adults, and adults who are struggling with anxiety/worry, depression, low self-esteem, low self-confidence, low motivation, stress, life transitions, relationship issues, grief/loss, as well as addiction & problematic substance use.
Hello and welcome! Pause for a second, take a deep breath, and let's see if my approach to therapy speaks to you. My practice is holistic, integrative, and collaborative. Together, we will explore your life from a variety of perspectives and therapeutic approaches, which will help us work together to bring about new insights, consider new/different choices and options, let go of old beliefs, limit unhelpful thoughts and behaviours, as well as improve emotional balance and overall well-being. We will also explore the barriers/obstacles that are getting in the way of you living a life that feels balanced, joyful and fulfilling.
I work primarily with youth, young adults, and adults who are struggling with anxiety/worry, depression, low self-esteem, low self-confidence, low motivation, stress, life transitions, relationship issues, grief/loss, as well as addiction & problematic substance use.
Hello and welcome! Pause for a second, take a deep breath, and let's see if my approach to therapy speaks to you. My practice is holistic, integrative, and collaborative. Together, we will explore your life from a variety of perspectives and therapeutic approaches, which will help us work together to bring about new insights, consider new/different choices and options, let go of old beliefs, limit unhelpful thoughts and behaviours, as well as improve emotional balance and overall well-being. We will also explore the barriers/obstacles that are getting in the way of you living a life that feels balanced, joyful and fulfilling.
(343) 321-0884 View (343) 321-0884
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Dr. Amy McGee
Registered Social Worker, PhD, MSW, RSW, RM
Verified Verified
Ottawa, ON K1S  (Online Only)
I am trained in EMDR, CBT, motivational interviewing and as an Art Therapist. I am a practicing midwife creating a small psychotherapy practice. Throughout my career as a social worker and midwife, I have worked with people and their experiences of trauma and substance use. I have a particular interest in working with people in helping professions. I am available to give you my undivided attention and help you create the change you want in your life.
I am trained in EMDR, CBT, motivational interviewing and as an Art Therapist. I am a practicing midwife creating a small psychotherapy practice. Throughout my career as a social worker and midwife, I have worked with people and their experiences of trauma and substance use. I have a particular interest in working with people in helping professions. I am available to give you my undivided attention and help you create the change you want in your life.
(343) 453-0842 View (343) 453-0842
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Wendy Nuttall
Registered Psychotherapist, BA, RP
Verified Verified
Ottawa, ON K2E
Waitlist for new clients
If you are concerned with your teen's - or another loved one's - substance use, I provide education, early intervention or treatment for dependence.
If you've been struggling with your emotions, and have difficulty coping, I can help. Substance abuse, mood disorders, or BPD can impact your relationships and the way you view the world. I specialize in addiction, BPD, depression, emotion regulation problems. I have more than 25 years of experience with these, as well as anxiety and internet overuse. My approaches include Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Dialectical Behaviour Therapy and Motivational Interviewing. Together we can work toward your mental, emotional, and spiritual well-being.
If you are concerned with your teen's - or another loved one's - substance use, I provide education, early intervention or treatment for dependence.
If you've been struggling with your emotions, and have difficulty coping, I can help. Substance abuse, mood disorders, or BPD can impact your relationships and the way you view the world. I specialize in addiction, BPD, depression, emotion regulation problems. I have more than 25 years of experience with these, as well as anxiety and internet overuse. My approaches include Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Dialectical Behaviour Therapy and Motivational Interviewing. Together we can work toward your mental, emotional, and spiritual well-being.
(343) 306-4547 View (343) 306-4547
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Ericha Braun
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
Ottawa, ON K2A
Waitlist for new clients
I specialize in supporting individuals facing challenges including anxiety, depression, OCD, borderline personality disorder, ADHD, and substance use.
I operate from a client-centred and trauma-informed perspective to create a supportive and individualized environment for you to explore the challenges you’re experiencing. Together, we can work to understand what is getting in the way for you now and how to make effective changes to get you to where you want to be.
I specialize in supporting individuals facing challenges including anxiety, depression, OCD, borderline personality disorder, ADHD, and substance use.
I operate from a client-centred and trauma-informed perspective to create a supportive and individualized environment for you to explore the challenges you’re experiencing. Together, we can work to understand what is getting in the way for you now and how to make effective changes to get you to where you want to be.
(343) 947-1203 View (343) 947-1203
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Jill Hernandez
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW, BA
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Limoges, ON K0A
Hello! Here's a little about me: I have been a masters level registered social worker since 2013 and have been in clinical counselling / psychotherapy roles for 13 years. I specialize in working with youth and younger adults (under 40) and their families with a myriad of challenges including addictions (substance use and behavioural) and mental health (anxiety, depression, adjustment, stress, difficulty coping, eating disorders, trauma, OCD and more) and parenting coaching / support. I also provide clinical case consultation and supervision to other therapists and agencies. Proudly serving Embrun, Russell, Casselman & Navan area.
Hello! Here's a little about me: I have been a masters level registered social worker since 2013 and have been in clinical counselling / psychotherapy roles for 13 years. I specialize in working with youth and younger adults (under 40) and their families with a myriad of challenges including addictions (substance use and behavioural) and mental health (anxiety, depression, adjustment, stress, difficulty coping, eating disorders, trauma, OCD and more) and parenting coaching / support. I also provide clinical case consultation and supervision to other therapists and agencies. Proudly serving Embrun, Russell, Casselman & Navan area.
(613) 902-6711 View (613) 902-6711
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Brown Counselling - Sarah Karasz
Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying)
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Orleans, ON K1C
My door is open to a variety of challenges that are faced among adults (18+), including substance use, grief, anxiety, stress, depression, low self-esteem, disordered eating, and the unique challenges faced by those within military families.
Brown Counselling and Therapy Services is a team of qualified therapists who are passionate about working alongside you to provide the tools to help you navigate through life's up and downs. I recognize how your experiences may have lead you to the decision to seek out a therapist, and I would be honoured to walk alongside you in your healing journey. I work within person-centered, integrative, and strengths-based approaches to therapy, all of which foster understanding and respect for the nuances of your individualistic needs.
My door is open to a variety of challenges that are faced among adults (18+), including substance use, grief, anxiety, stress, depression, low self-esteem, disordered eating, and the unique challenges faced by those within military families.
Brown Counselling and Therapy Services is a team of qualified therapists who are passionate about working alongside you to provide the tools to help you navigate through life's up and downs. I recognize how your experiences may have lead you to the decision to seek out a therapist, and I would be honoured to walk alongside you in your healing journey. I work within person-centered, integrative, and strengths-based approaches to therapy, all of which foster understanding and respect for the nuances of your individualistic needs.
(343) 341-0982 View (343) 341-0982
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Autumn Legue
Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying), MACP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Ottawa, ON K2P
I offer couples and individual counselling to youth (12+) and adults experiencing struggles with their mental health related to substance use, concurrent disorders, emotional regulation, stress, interpersonal challenges, anxiety, depression, and self-esteem/self-confidence. I will support you by working with you to tailor treatment that is reflective of your individual goals and needs. I am motivated to help clients reach their goals, increase personal insight, recognize their strengths and resilience to overcome their challenges, and to develop coping skills that will help facilitate positive change in their wellness journey,
I offer couples and individual counselling to youth (12+) and adults experiencing struggles with their mental health related to substance use, concurrent disorders, emotional regulation, stress, interpersonal challenges, anxiety, depression, and self-esteem/self-confidence. I will support you by working with you to tailor treatment that is reflective of your individual goals and needs. I am motivated to help clients reach their goals, increase personal insight, recognize their strengths and resilience to overcome their challenges, and to develop coping skills that will help facilitate positive change in their wellness journey,
(343) 800-0182 View (343) 800-0182
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Ayen Paul Mabor
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, BSW, RSW
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Ottawa, ON K1V
I have worked in various organizations supporting military families, working with patients in acute care dealing with life changing illnesses, marital issues, separation and divorce, court preparation, substance use issues, anxiety, depression, trauma, oppression, grief and loss.
My name is Ayen Mabor, I have over 20 years of experience in the counselling field. I am a registered Social Worker, with a Master’s Degree in Social Work. My approach to counselling is influenced by several theories primarily, Person Centered, Solutions focused, Strength-based approaches, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and I also offer Accelerated Resolution Therapy. My life experiences led me to Social work, and through that, I discovered my love for counselling. Being a Black refugee from South Sudan, has provided me with a unique lens from which I view individuals and social systems.
I have worked in various organizations supporting military families, working with patients in acute care dealing with life changing illnesses, marital issues, separation and divorce, court preparation, substance use issues, anxiety, depression, trauma, oppression, grief and loss.
My name is Ayen Mabor, I have over 20 years of experience in the counselling field. I am a registered Social Worker, with a Master’s Degree in Social Work. My approach to counselling is influenced by several theories primarily, Person Centered, Solutions focused, Strength-based approaches, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and I also offer Accelerated Resolution Therapy. My life experiences led me to Social work, and through that, I discovered my love for counselling. Being a Black refugee from South Sudan, has provided me with a unique lens from which I view individuals and social systems.
(587) 412-5018 View (587) 412-5018
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Lisa Marie
Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying), MACP, RP(Q)
Verified Verified
Carleton Place, ON K7C  (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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G. Jeffory Lucas
Drug & Alcohol Counsellor, RP, CCAC, ICADC, CCTACP
Verified Verified
Ottawa, ON K2P
Is it time for you, or someone you know, to finally 'Get Real', in their lives? At 'Get Real', Addiction Counselling, you will find an accredited, experienced and caring professional. The primary focus is comprehensive therapy for substance use or addiction, including behavioural problems and related con-current disorders such as ADHD, Anxiety & Depression. Clients include individuals and families struggling with the effect of substance abuse / addiction(s) on their lives. I am a Ontario Registered Psychotherapist, and hold both Canadian & American International Addiction Counselling Certificates.
Is it time for you, or someone you know, to finally 'Get Real', in their lives? At 'Get Real', Addiction Counselling, you will find an accredited, experienced and caring professional. The primary focus is comprehensive therapy for substance use or addiction, including behavioural problems and related con-current disorders such as ADHD, Anxiety & Depression. Clients include individuals and families struggling with the effect of substance abuse / addiction(s) on their lives. I am a Ontario Registered Psychotherapist, and hold both Canadian & American International Addiction Counselling Certificates.
(613) 704-4101 View (613) 704-4101
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Katrina Hutchingame
Registered Psychotherapist, MA, RP
Verified Verified
8 Endorsed
Ottawa, ON K1N  (Online Only)
I work with people that have challenges with Substance Use, Trauma, Relational issues, Sex and Sexuality.
I am a trauma therapist who specializes in eating disorders and addictions. I am frequently taken by the amount of pain and suffering in the world, I have learned that through these moments we can find the most growth, strength, and beauty. Often we can get stuck in-between these painful moments and a new way of being, That's often what brings people to therapy. Our work together may be a journey to help you get unstuck or out of the place of crisis and to find a sense of safety. I feel it is a privilege to be able to be a part of someone's journey and be able to walk along beside them.
I work with people that have challenges with Substance Use, Trauma, Relational issues, Sex and Sexuality.
I am a trauma therapist who specializes in eating disorders and addictions. I am frequently taken by the amount of pain and suffering in the world, I have learned that through these moments we can find the most growth, strength, and beauty. Often we can get stuck in-between these painful moments and a new way of being, That's often what brings people to therapy. Our work together may be a journey to help you get unstuck or out of the place of crisis and to find a sense of safety. I feel it is a privilege to be able to be a part of someone's journey and be able to walk along beside them.
(613) 699-3396 View (613) 699-3396
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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 major life issues including substance use disorder, sexual addictions, 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 major life issues including substance use disorder, sexual addictions, 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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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.