Alcohol Use Therapists in Thornhill, ON

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Betzalel Wolff
Registered Psychotherapist, MA, CMAT-S, CSAT-S, EMDR
Verified
Verified
Do you or someone you love struggle with alcoholism, drug addiction or compulsive sexual behaviors? If your answer is yes, you are not alone. Whether you are still active in your addiction, already in recovery, recently relapsed or dealing with the anguish of having an addict in your family, you are facing profound difficulties. No matter what the addiction-alcohol, drugs, prescription meds, sex, or gambling-its effects are devastating. I can help. These addictions destroy lives and families, who too often continue enabling behaviors that fuel the addiction.
(855) 999-6851
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Thornhill, ON L4J
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Dr Malak Psychology
Psychologist, PhD, CPsych
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
I’m here to help. For more than a decade, I’ve been working with adolescents and adults facing a variety of mental health challenges, including: alcohol and other substance abuse, anger management, anxiety, depression, interpersonal relationship problems, feeling stuck in life or struggling to find a sense of meaning. ​I know how hard everything can be sometimes. But I also know that you’re here, and you want to take that first step in your mental health and wellness journey. A bit about me: I graduated with my Ph.D degree in Clinical Psychology from McGill University. My work focused on the vulnerability for addiction.
(289) 302-6967
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Toyah Israelstam
Registered Psychotherapist, MEd, RP
Verified
1 Endorsed
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1 Endorsed
I am so glad you found your way to my profile. I have dedicated my psychotherapy practice to helping people heal from painful and challenging life circumstances. I am a highly experienced trauma therapist. I work with a variety of issues including PTSD; depression; anxiety; chronic pain/illness; grief; relationship difficulties; anger, and chronic stress. Whether you suffer from deep emotional scars caused by personal relationships, pain, or illness that is affecting your physical body, or exhaustion, and depletion energetically and/or spiritually, I am committed to helping you move towards a place of healing and health.
(289) 807-0428
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Thornhill, ON L4J
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Lori Borden
Registered Social Worker, BSW, MSW, RSW, RP
Verified
Verified
Accepting new clients! Whether you are initially approaching therapy or searching for new perspectives on issues you've been working on for a lifetime, I'll work with you to facilitate self-discovery and hope.
(855) 463-9446
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Thornhill, ON L4J
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Alyssia Generali
Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying), BASc
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
Alyssia has always been passionate about mental health, wellness, and philosophy. She is genuine and emanates curiosity with warmth to discover what best fits an individual, utilizing these characteristics to meet clients’ goals. Alyssia understands the importance of acknowledging that there is meaning in acknowledging our shadows. Sometimes, there is beauty to be found in healing from despair. Through working in Addictions and Mental Health Alyssia understands that to heal, we must accept ourselves just as we are. Pulling from these skills, Alyssia provides a nonjudgmental humanistic, person-centered approach to help build upon cli
(289) 272-8065
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Thornhill, ON L4J
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Linda Behr
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
Asking for help takes a lot of courage and is the first step towards making a positive change in one’s life. With each and every client I work with, I use a non-judgmental, inclusive, person-centred approach to care. I specialize in helping people manage stress, anxiety, depression, grief and loss, trauma, life transitions, and relationship issues. While some problems may seem insurmountable right now, I am here to help you break them down into achievable goals and develop strategies to better cope with the challenges you are facing.
(647) 724-3917
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Thornhill, ON L4J
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Marsha Berniker
Registered Social Worker, BSW, MSW, RSW
Verified
Verified
Most of my clients have one parent who is self-centered. That has led me to specialize in ADULT CHILDREN OF NARCISSISTS. Areas of self-esteem that are affected are, not feeling lovable, taking care of others but not yourself, feeling you are bad, to blame, selfish, a bother etc. As a child of a narcissist I know how you feel and it is not good.. My work does not focus only on how to cope better, but how to get rid of the problem. An example is ANXIETY. Anxiety is often an UNCONSCIOUS response to feeling, old hurtful feelings, like HELPLESS, HUMILIATED (bullied), and ABANDONED. In healing these feelings you become less anxious.
(905) 881-4040
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The Counselling Centre
Registered Social Worker, RSW, MSW, MEd
Verified
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Making the first step and reaching out to professionals who can help may be an overwhelming experience. But if you find the right fit for you, it is well worth it and will lead to amazing results. If you are struggling with anxiety, depression, anger issues, relationships, self-esteem, parenting, or just feel you need to explore yourself to make a change, you've come to right place. I am a therapist and counselor with an MSW from Wilfred Laurier University and M. Ed from Saint Leo University with special training in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) for mental health challenges at the University of Toronto (OISE).
(647) 699-3128
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Thornhill, ON L4J
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Stuart Goldman
Registered Social Worker, BA, MA, MSW, RSW
Verified
Verified
I am a Psychotherapy provider with over 30 years of experience in both hospital and community settings with the assessment and treatment of a wide variety of issues impacting adults and youth such as: anxiety, depression, addiction, trauma, psychosis, couple and family issues, interpersonal difficulties, anger management, work/school and legal issues.
(289) 276-8318
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Thornhill, ON L4J
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Lauren Goldhamer
Registered Psychotherapist, RP, MEd
Verified
Verified
I have been helping people with eating disorders, anxiety, and self-esteem- based concerns for over twenty years. I have worked in residential, public service, and private practice settings and know the impact these difficulties can have, potentially affecting your health, happiness, relationships, and quality of life. My approach combines insight, compassion and warmth with practical guidance and skill building. Through the use of evidence-based approaches, we will work towards the goal of “becoming your own therapist”, so that you can maintain the changes and continue to grow long after formal therapy has ended.
(289) 312-8929
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Thornhill, ON L3T
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Trevor Hart
Psychologist, PhD, CPsych
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
My main therapy model is cognitive-behaviour therapy, which means I help clients to change their ways of thinking and how they engage their lives, in order to help clients to achieve their personal life goals. I also work from a motivational interviewing/counselling framework for people who are seeking to make important life decisions or who need help with making change or improving their health behaviours. I work with patients with problems with anxiety, depression, relationships, problems making life decisions, sexual functioning problems, and coping with chronic diseases like heart disease, cancer, diabetes, HIV, and pain.
(647) 977-5896
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Thornhill, ON L4J
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Lisa Freud-Goldman
Registered Social Worker, BSW, MSW, RSW
Verified
Verified
I am a clinical therapist with over 30 years of experience working in the field of mental health and the treatment of anxiety, depression, obsessive compulsive disorder, eating disorders, relationship issues,post-traumatic stress syndrome, grief, anger management, and addictions. I also provide specialized counseling for individuals who have been in trouble with the law. Following an extensive training program I am now providing Family Mediation services. I work in partnership with my clients to establish the approach that works best for them. Each treatment plan is individualized and flexible.
(647) 955-3877
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Thornhill, ON L4J
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Mishy Elmpak
Psychologist, CPsych
Verified
Verified
During these very difficult times, many people are left feeling increasingly alone and anxious. Does your worry and anxiousness limit your relationships, your work or your studies? You want to overcome your emotional distress, make positive changes in your life and feel good. You would like to lead a life which is more meaningful, happier and more successful, but somehow it does not work out. You feel you can't make the changes you want to see. Call me now to find together a roadmap to a better life and to overcome these barriers.
(855) 979-9438
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Thornhill, ON L3T
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Meagan Wachtel
Registered Psychotherapist, RP
Verified
3 Endorsed
Verified
3 Endorsed
Do you feel stuck in your life? Do you feel stressed, sad or anxious? Are you going through some significant changes in your family and relationships? Many people struggle to cope when change happens. Reaching out for support is a great way to strengthen your ability to handle change, stress and emotional challenges. I am a registered psychotherapist specializing in working with families, individuals, children, youth and couples. I work with my clients to strengthen and build coping & life skills. I also work with clients to help them process difficult experiences- moving forward towards a healthier and more productive life.
(647) 957-7839
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Thornhill, ON L4J
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Steven Garbman
Counsellor, PRC, MBA
Each person brings their own experiences and challenges into their personal and professional environments. Aligning yourself to form healthy productive relationships can be challenging in the best of circumstances. How much more so, when there are barriers limiting you from achieving your full potential. You must break through the denial and learn the tools that will improve your interactions with others. This takes courage & it’s difficult. Let let me help you improve your quality of life.
(289) 807-2673
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Thornhill, ON L4J
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Ryan A. Spodek
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW, CSAT
Verified
Verified
I am a Clinical Social Worker, registered with the Ontario College of Social Workers and Social Services Workers, having earned my Master's degree from Yeshiva University- Wurzweiler School of Social Work. I am a professional member of International Institute for Trauma and Addiction Professionals and am a Certified Sex Addiction Therapist. My clinical practice focuses on treating difficulties with anxiety and stress, mood and depression, addiction, relationships, coping with chronic or stress-related medical illness and other psychological/emotional issues, through the use of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and other therapeutic modalities including Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy and traditional psychotherapy.
(647) 931-3970
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Anxiety-Depression-Emotion Dysregulation-CBT-DBT
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW
Verified
Verified
Are you feeling overwhelmed, stressed, anxious, depressed, hopeless, lonely,confused, scared, frustrated or stuck? Are the issues that you are facing getting in the way of your daily functioning, enjoyment, health, relationships, goals, academic success, job performance and of the hopes and dreams that you have for yourself? Are you tired of feeling the way that you are and want something different for yourself? If you answered "Yes" to any of the above, then you've come to the right place! We can work together to help you move toward a healthier and happier place in a way that fits for you.
(647) 930-5875
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Anxiety Solutions
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW, CHT
Verified
Verified
If you are currently facing some emotional difficulties, you are searching for answers to certain issues, we can help! We use effective and evidence informed therapeutic approaches and we are committed to help you achieve your goals and aspirations in the most supportive, respectful and realistic way. Our work together will open doors to new possibilities and perspectives in your life. Together, we will look for behaviours and thinking patterns that have prevented you from living the life you want. During our counselling sessions you can discover new ways to relax, regain your balance and recharge your energy resources.
(855) 646-3745
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Sheri Rumack
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW
Verified
Verified
Enter a place of hope, non- judgment, and solutions. I will assist you concretely, to explore issues, learn lessons, empower yourself and create the life journey of your dreams. My intervention draws upon over 30 years of clinical experience and encompasses Solution Focused, Insight Oriented, EMDR, CBT and many other proven techniques and therapeutic approaches. I am a cancer survivor and can 100% help you transform "fear" to "faith". With your physical conditions, addictions, anxiety/panic, depression, trauma, marital, divorce relationship and other issues, you will see that your past, internal dialogue, thoughts and communication skills are key.
(416) 875-7051
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Vivian Chan
Pastoral Counsellor, RP, DMin
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I provided therapy at non-profit organizations and hospital settings (1996-2014) in T.O. My clients (come from 95 cultures) often manifest symptoms of stress result from emotional-behavioral issues (such as anger, depression, anxiety), relational issues (marital conflict, parenting challenges), compulsive behaviors (drinking, gambling, gaming, eating disorders); mental health issues (e.g. anxiety, depression, schizophrenia, bipolar); and/or problems with the criminal justice system (e.g. Assault, Theft Under, DUI). Their symptoms often affect personal functioning in marriage, family relationships, work and/or social settings.
(855) 971-1065
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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.