Substance Use / Addiction Counselling
Often people who engage in substance use are attempting to mask some form of pain from the past or present. We will explore a variety of treatments and supports (including 12-Step Groups or Smart Recovery Groups, if interested) that will aid you in your recovery and reduce the probability of a slip or relapse. Some people want to explore a Harm Reduction or Controlled Substance Use approach and, for some people, this is attainable. I will work with you on your goals around substance use and provide the strategies and support that best suit your goals.
Some areas of treatment for Substance Use include:
- Exploring the concept of Substance Use/Addiction and why people chose to use substances to a degree that may be harmful to them and people in their lives.
- Explore the effects of prolonged substance use on the body.
- Explore the pros and cons of your current use.
- Explore Relapse Prevention or Controlled Use strategies.
- Explore the reasons WHY you have reached this point in your life.
Why Work With Me?
In my 13 years as a Registered Psychotherapist I have grown by engaging in continuing education, meeting regularly with peers to share best practices, developing a broader toolbox of appropriate clinical interventions, and limiting my caseload so that I can be present and focused for each client and each session.
My service to clients is based on the principles of both strengths-based therapy and client-focused therapy. Using both of these techniques allows me to be present and focused on client strengths and client needs.
I do my best to schedule clients as soon as possible in my very busy practice. Often a cancellation by another client will open up an earlier session for you. There are no fixed number of psychotherapy sessions for each client - it will be a discussion between client and therapist about how many sessions the client would like to have.
K7P 1N3 (Venture Business Centre)
One Block North of Princess and Gardiner’s Road – across from Canadian Tire.