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.

556 O’Connor Drive, Kingston ON
K7P 1N3 (Venture Business Centre)

One Block North of Princess and Gardiner’s Road – across from Canadian Tire.