Substance Use Therapists in Smiths Falls, ON

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Sarah Sweeney
Registered Psychotherapist, RP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Smiths Falls, ON K7A
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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Valerie Gosselin - Evolve Counselling & Coaching
Registered Psychotherapist, RP, CRPO, CCPA
Verified Verified
Smiths Falls, ON K7A  (Online Only)
Accepting New Clients (Virtual Only). Je parle français. Hi there! Thanks for viewing my profile. Seeking a compassionate counsellor who listens without judgment? I'm here to offer you the support you need. In addition to my ten years of counselling experience and holding a master's degree in Counseling Psychology, my own life experiences have gifted me with a profound empathy for human emotions and experiences. This lived experience enriches my understanding and connection with others.
Accepting New Clients (Virtual Only). Je parle français. Hi there! Thanks for viewing my profile. Seeking a compassionate counsellor who listens without judgment? I'm here to offer you the support you need. In addition to my ten years of counselling experience and holding a master's degree in Counseling Psychology, my own life experiences have gifted me with a profound empathy for human emotions and experiences. This lived experience enriches my understanding and connection with others.
(343) 305-5999 View (343) 305-5999
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Tory Baker-Reed
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
Smiths Falls, ON K7A
I strive to create effective personalized healing options for each client and work from a foundation of inclusion, compassion and kindness. Offering a range of healing modalities including EMDR, narrative therapy, psychodrama and emotion release work. As a registered social worker/psychotherapist with the Ontario College of Social Workers and Social Service Workers (OCSWSSW) I welcome clients with a wide variety of life experiences, trauma and personal struggles. Please note the quickest way to connect with me, and book a free 15-minute meet and greet session, is to access my website.
I strive to create effective personalized healing options for each client and work from a foundation of inclusion, compassion and kindness. Offering a range of healing modalities including EMDR, narrative therapy, psychodrama and emotion release work. As a registered social worker/psychotherapist with the Ontario College of Social Workers and Social Service Workers (OCSWSSW) I welcome clients with a wide variety of life experiences, trauma and personal struggles. Please note the quickest way to connect with me, and book a free 15-minute meet and greet session, is to access my website.
(343) 503-0835 View (343) 503-0835
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JNM Wellness - Jen Nadon-Murray
Registered Psychotherapist, MACP, BSc, RP
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Smiths Falls, ON K7A
At JNM Wellness, we offer compassionate and supportive counselling services to individuals and couples looking to address any of life's many challenges. My own approach is based primarily in cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) and is always client-directed. I am a firm believer that you are the expert in your own life, and my role is to provide the guidance and support to help you unpack the past, work with the present, and find your way onto your desired path for the future. With a focus on strengths, goal setting, and psychoeducation, I aim to empower my clients to overcome their challenges and achieve their full potential.
At JNM Wellness, we offer compassionate and supportive counselling services to individuals and couples looking to address any of life's many challenges. My own approach is based primarily in cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) and is always client-directed. I am a firm believer that you are the expert in your own life, and my role is to provide the guidance and support to help you unpack the past, work with the present, and find your way onto your desired path for the future. With a focus on strengths, goal setting, and psychoeducation, I aim to empower my clients to overcome their challenges and achieve their full potential.
(613) 704-5809 View (613) 704-5809
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Kimberly Blair Kent
Registered Social Worker, RSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Smiths Falls, ON K7A
Waitlist for new clients
Currently waitlisting clients- When people are anxious, grieving, or struggling in life, it can be hard 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.
Currently waitlisting clients- When people are anxious, grieving, or struggling in life, it can be hard 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.
(343) 429-9158 View (343) 429-9158
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Jessie Burnie
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
Smiths Falls, ON K7A
Jessie Burnie, MSW, RSW, is a registered social worker who provides clinical counselling and psychotherapy services. Jessie specializes in working with children, youth, families, and young adults. Jessie works from an eclectic mix of evidence-based and client-centered therapies, including Cognitive Behavioural Therapy and Dialectic Behaviour Therapy, and she incorporates mindfulness and play-based activities into her sessions. Jessie also brings an attachment lens to much of her work to better understand the complexities of family dynamics, trauma, identify, self-esteem, and our overall mental health.
Jessie Burnie, MSW, RSW, is a registered social worker who provides clinical counselling and psychotherapy services. Jessie specializes in working with children, youth, families, and young adults. Jessie works from an eclectic mix of evidence-based and client-centered therapies, including Cognitive Behavioural Therapy and Dialectic Behaviour Therapy, and she incorporates mindfulness and play-based activities into her sessions. Jessie also brings an attachment lens to much of her work to better understand the complexities of family dynamics, trauma, identify, self-esteem, and our overall mental health.
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Marilyn Scott Harris Psychotherapy
Registered Psychotherapist, RP, ICADC, CCTACP, BST
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Smiths Falls, ON K7A  (Online Only)
Do you want to reach your best potential and experience quality and contentment in your life journey? Then I am the person who will help you achieve that goal. I am a strong believer that everyone can far exceed their personal goals with the support of counselling. Developing curiosity to explore change is key to counselling sessions. My professional career spanning over 25 years, has been spent assisting those who struggle with addiction and mental health concerns including substance abuse, trauma, depression, anxiety, stress and low self esteem.
Do you want to reach your best potential and experience quality and contentment in your life journey? Then I am the person who will help you achieve that goal. I am a strong believer that everyone can far exceed their personal goals with the support of counselling. Developing curiosity to explore change is key to counselling sessions. My professional career spanning over 25 years, has been spent assisting those who struggle with addiction and mental health concerns including substance abuse, trauma, depression, anxiety, stress and low self esteem.
(343) 500-6302 View (343) 500-6302
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Colleen Leafloor
Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying), MACP, BCoMS
Verified Verified
Smiths Falls, ON K7A
My intention is to bring a sense of humanity and comfort to therapy, creating an environment founded on non-judgement, empathy, openness, compassion, and humour. I believe that therapeutic progress is best achieved collaboratively, working together to determine realistic goals that incorporate your own worldview and beliefs. I favour an integrative approach to psychotherapy, pulling elements from cognitive behavioural, narrative, and psychodynamic approaches. My approach is always client-directed, as my belief in the collaborative nature of therapy is deeply rooted in my stance towards care.
My intention is to bring a sense of humanity and comfort to therapy, creating an environment founded on non-judgement, empathy, openness, compassion, and humour. I believe that therapeutic progress is best achieved collaboratively, working together to determine realistic goals that incorporate your own worldview and beliefs. I favour an integrative approach to psychotherapy, pulling elements from cognitive behavioural, narrative, and psychodynamic approaches. My approach is always client-directed, as my belief in the collaborative nature of therapy is deeply rooted in my stance towards care.
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Carol Williams
Counsellor, BScAgr, OCT
Verified Verified
Smiths Falls, ON K7A
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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Douglas McEwen
Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying), RN, MACP, RP, Qualify
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Smiths Falls, ON K7A
Not accepting new clients
Focused on Adults who are primarily first responders and medical staff with Occupational Stress and Post Traumatic Stress
Focused on Adults who are primarily first responders and medical staff with Occupational Stress and Post Traumatic Stress
(343) 312-6562 View (343) 312-6562
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Katelind Biccum
Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying), BA
Verified Verified
5 Endorsed
Smiths Falls, ON K7A  (Online Only)
Not accepting new clients
I have faced struggles, so I want to give back and help others feel less alone. I want to provide a safe and understanding environment for people to express themselves freely. I utilize various techniques when working with clients, using an integrative approach. I am open to seeing clients struggling with anxiety, addictions, body image/self-esteem issues, depression, and trauma. I encourage clients to explore their issues at their own pace, genuinely meeting them where they are. Everyone deserves a chance to heal from things they have not spoken about.
I have faced struggles, so I want to give back and help others feel less alone. I want to provide a safe and understanding environment for people to express themselves freely. I utilize various techniques when working with clients, using an integrative approach. I am open to seeing clients struggling with anxiety, addictions, body image/self-esteem issues, depression, and trauma. I encourage clients to explore their issues at their own pace, genuinely meeting them where they are. Everyone deserves a chance to heal from things they have not spoken about.
(343) 505-0163 View (343) 505-0163

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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
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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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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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Sherridon Parcells
Registered Psychotherapist, BA, MACP, RP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Lanark, ON K0G  (Online Only)
Feeling stressed, anxious or struggling with low mood and/or depression? Ready to take the initial step in feeling better? For many people at some point in their lives, they might feel that something is too challenging to manage and overcome. These situations can sometimes lead to feeling hopeless, stuck and defeated. As a registered psychotherapist, I am trained in supporting people to overcome some of life’s most challenging situations through cultivating a warm, non-judgmental, empathic and compassionate environment as well as drawing on evidence based therapeutic approaches, modalities and interventions.
Feeling stressed, anxious or struggling with low mood and/or depression? Ready to take the initial step in feeling better? For many people at some point in their lives, they might feel that something is too challenging to manage and overcome. These situations can sometimes lead to feeling hopeless, stuck and defeated. As a registered psychotherapist, I am trained in supporting people to overcome some of life’s most challenging situations through cultivating a warm, non-judgmental, empathic and compassionate environment as well as drawing on evidence based therapeutic approaches, modalities and interventions.
(343) 307-7199 View (343) 307-7199
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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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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
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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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.