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Canadadrugrehab.ca is a free online directory listing of alcohol and drug rehab programs and other addiction-related services located in Canada.

British Columbia Outpatient Alcohol and Drug Rehab Programs

Other BC Addiction Services by Type

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The Provision of Publicly Funded Mental Health & Addiction Services in British Columbia

Publicly funded mental health and addiction services in BC are either direct services of the provincial government, the federal government, or contracted agencies that are wholly- or partially-funded by the government.

Typically, adults with addiction or concurrent mental/health addictions are referred to Mental Health & Addictions which is a Ministry of Health program. Youth with mental health or concurrent mental health/addiction issues are referred to Child and Youth Mental Health (CYMH) which is a service of the Ministry of Children and Family Development (MCFD). Youth with addictions, depending on the community, are often referred to contracted agencies funded by Mental Health & Addictions. Native adults and youth are typically referred to National Native Alcohol and Drug Abuse Programs (NNADAP) funded by Indian and Northern Affairs Canada.

Contracted agencies provide services in many communities across British Columbia regardless of age (youth or adult) or disorder (addiction, mental health, or concurrent mental health/addictions).

Many of these programs offer services for substance-affected family members in addition to the individual. Furthermore, NNADAP programs may also accept non-Native Canadians, particularly in smaller, isolated communities.

The integration of mental health and addiction services has been an ongoing initiative for the provincial government of British Columbia. Programs included in this section often cross-refer individuals with concurrent mental health/addiction issues depending on the primary diagnosis and availability of services. In other words, agencies typically have an "open-door" policy that allows for admission, assessment and, eventually, referral to other government programs for treatment.

Please note that programs that are exclusively mental health and do not treat concurrent mental health/addiction issues are not included in this listing.

Finally, individuals requiring services are recommended to call ahead as intake hours for new clients may vary. 

Service Boundaries by Age

Typically, youth services are for ages 13 to 18, however, some youth programs also serve young adults up to 24 years of age. Adult services in British Columbia are for ages 19 and older. In certain communities, adults 55 and older have their own programs.

Service Boundaries by Geography

The responsibility of delivering adult mental health and addiction services and youth addiction services in British Columbia are administered on a geographic basis by five Regional Health Authorities: Vancouver Island Health Authority (VIHA), Vancouver Coastal Health Authority (VCHA), Interior Health Authority, Northern Health Authority, and Fraser Health Authority (see map page 5).

Due to its large population base, adult mental health and addiction services and youth addiction services in Vancouver and Richmond are administered on a geographic basis by seven Community Health Areas: City Centre, Mid-East, Northeast, Westside, Midtown, South Van, and Richmond


Main Referral Phone Lines for Publicly Funded Mental Health or Addiction Services in British Columbia

For referrals to publicly funded alcohol and drug services in BC call the Alcohol and Drug Information and Referral Service at phone (604) 660-9382 (Vancouver and the Lower Mainland) or toll-free 1(800) 663-1441 (rest of the province). Open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
For referrals to publicly funded problem gambling services in BC call the Problem Gambling Help Line toll-free 1(888) 795-6111.

For referrals to publicly funded mental health services in BC call the BC Mental Health Services Line at phone (604) 669-7600 (Vancouver and the Lower Mainland) or toll-free 1(800) 661-2121. Alternatively, visit the website at www.heretohelp.bc.ca. This service is administered by BC Partners for Mental Health & Addictions. Hours are 9:00 to 4:00 pm Monday to Friday (leave a voicemail after hours).
Please note that this directory lists addiction programs specific to drugs and alcohol only although some eating disorder services provided by government mental health agencies are also listed.
To locate a private or publicly funded gambling, sex, eating disorder or alcohol and drug service program anywhere in Canada visit www.canadadrugrehab.ca.

Glossary of Acronyms

CYMH - Child and Youth Mental Health Services are provided to youth and
MCFD - Ministry of Children and Family Development
NNADAP - National Native Alcohol and Drug Abuse Program
VCHA - Vancouver Coastal Health Authority
VIHA - Vancouver Island Health Authority

Sources of Data
Listing information provided in this directory was obtained by direct correspondence (telephone, e-mail, direct mail), print (brochures, yellow page directories, professional directories) and online (government, professional association, corporate, and online directory websites) resources.

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BC Outpatient Services - Government or Contracted Agencies

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100 Mile House - for adults with addiction or concurrent mental health/addiction issues contact South Cariboo Health Centre located at 555 South Cedar Avenue, phone (250) 395-7676. There is no concurrent disorder therapist in 100 Mile House so clients who have concurrent mental health/addiction issues are referred to a mental health counsellor. Hours are Monday to Friday 8:30 to 4:30 pm (open noon hour).

For youth with addiction issues see South Cariboo Health Centre above. South Cariboo has a part-time youth counsellor.

For youth with mental health or concurrent mental health/addiction issues, depending on the primary disorder, contact either South Cariboo or CYMH 100 Mile House. CYMH 100 Mile House is located at 160 Cedar Ave., phone (250) 395-5633. Hours are 8:30 to 4:30 pm Monday to Friday (open noon hour).

150 Mile House - see Williams Lake.

ABBOTSFORD - GOVERNMENT OR CONTRACTED AGENCIES

Abbotsford Outpatient Alcohol & Drug Services

For adults and youth with addiction issues contact Abbotsford Addiction Centre located at 2420 Montrose Avenue, phone (604) 850-5106. Services are available in English, Punjabi, Hindi, and Urdu. Orientation is mandatory and is held every Thursday at 4:30 pm. Hours vary so call before visiting.

For seniors ages 55 and older with alcohol or prescription drug issues contact Abbotsford Addiction Centre - Seniors Liaison Program. See above for contact information.

For youth under 24 years of age with addiction issues contact Impact Society located at 33328 Walsh Avenue, phone (604) 853-1766. Impact Society also serves Mission. Call to make an appointment or attend an orientation every Monday at 4 pm. Hours are 8:30 to 4:30 pm Monday to Friday.

For adults with addiction issues the Salvation Army Centre of Hope provides assessment and referral (with some counseling). Centre of Hope is located at 34081 Gladys Avenue, phone (604) 852-9305. Office hours are 8:30 to 4 pm Monday to Friday (closed noon hour).
 
For Natives with addiction issues who are also in trouble with the law should contact Native Courtworker and Counselling Assn. of BC located at 203-9380 College Street, phone (604) 792-5535. Counselling services are designed to help Aboriginals better understand the court process. Also serves Abbotsford, Chilliwack, Hope, and Mission.

Abbotsford Concurrent Mental Health/Addiction Services

For adults with mental health or concurrent mental health/addiction issues contact Abbotsford Mental Health Centre located at 11-32700 George Ferguson Way, phone (604) 870-7800. Clients may self-refer but should first have their addiction stabilized (see Abbotsford Addiction Centre above) and then get assessed by a case manager at the Mental Health Centre. The Case Manager will then refer the individual to the in-house concurrent disorder therapist.

For youth with mental health or concurrent mental health/addiction issues contact CYMH Abbotsford located at 2nd Floor - 2828 Cruikshank St., phone (604) 870-5880.

For individuals between the ages of 13 and 30 who are in the early stages of psychosis that may be caused by addiction, mental health or concurrent mental health/addiction issues contact the Early Psychosis Intervention (EPI) Program, toll-free 1(866) 870-7847. After receiving a call, EPI typically sends a clinician to the home of the person with possible psychosis, usually within a few days. After an initial visit, the EPI staff person then refers on to another service if it is not psychosis or arranges to have the individual see a psychiatrist if it is psychosis. Serves Abbotsford, Agassiz, Chilliwack, Hope, and Mission. Please note this is NOT an emergency service. Emergencies should call 911 or go to the nearest hospital.

Agassiz - for adults or youth with addiction issues only contact Agassiz-Harrison Community Services (ACHS) located at #5-7086 Cheam Ave, phone (604) 796-2585 or toll-free 1(888) 748-5777. ACHS provides services for both individuals and substance-affected families. Hours are 8:30 to 4:30 pm Monday to Friday (closed noon hour).

For adults with mental health or concurrent mental health/addiction issues contact Mental Health Hope & Agassiz located at 7243 Pioneer Avenue, phone (604) 793-7164. Hours are 8:30 to 4 pm Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday. Counsellor is in Hope Monday and Tuesday. For after hours please call toll-free 1(877) 820-7444.

For youth with mental health or concurrent mental health/addiction issues contact Hope/Agassiz/Boston Bar CYMH located at 833 3rd Avenue in Hope, phone (604) 869-4900.  Hours are 8:30 to 4:30 pm Monday to Friday.

For individuals between the ages of 13 and 30 that are in the early stages of psychosis caused by addiction, mental health or concurrent mental health/addiction issues call the Early Psychosis Intervention (EPI) Program at 1(866) 870-7847. After receiving a call, EPI sends a person to the home of the person with possible psychosis, usually within a few days. After an initial visit, the EPI staff person then refers to another service if it is not psychosis or arranges to have the individual see a psychiatrist if it is psychosis. Serves Abbotsford, Agassiz, Chilliwack, Hope, and Mission. Please note this is NOT an emergency service. Emergencies should call 911 or go to the nearest hospital.

Ainsworth Hot Springs - see Kaslo.

Aldergrove - see Langley.

Alert Bay - see Port Hardy or Port McNeill.

Alexis Creek - see Williams Lake.

Anahim Lake - for adults or youth with addiction or concurrent mental health/addiction issues contact Anahim Lake Mental Health and Addiction  Services located at Hudson Road, 1 Ulkatcho Reserve, phone (250) 742-3587.

For adults and youth with addiction issues only contact Ulkatcho First Nations (250) 742-3260. Services are available for both Natives and Non-Natives. Hours are 8:30 to 4:30 pm Monday to Friday (open noon hour).

Also see Williams Lake.

Anmore - see Port Moody, Coquitlam, or Port Coquitlam.

Armstrong - see Vernon.

Ashcroft - for adults with addiction or concurrent mental health/addiction issues contact Ashcroft Mental Health & Addictions located at Ashcroft General Hospital on 700 Elm Street, phone (250) 453-1950. Hours are Monday to Friday 8:30 to 4:30 pm (closed noon hour).

For youth addiction only see Ashcroft Mental Health & Addictions above. Due to the scarcity of resources in Ashcroft, youth with addiction only issues are also recommended to call CYMH Ashcroft (see below).

For youth with mental health or concurrent mental health/addiction issues contact CYMH Ashcroft located at 611 Railway Avenue, phone (250) 453-2109. Hours are 8:30 to 4:30 pm Monday to Friday (closed noon hour).

Atlin - for adults and youth with addiction or concurrent mental health/addiction issues contact Big Water Society located at 2nd and Pearl, phone (250) 651-2189. Big Water has a community counsellor, Rick Newberry, MSW, with 13 years experience as a psychotherapist with expertise that includes treating emotional, physical, sexual, and residential school trauma.  Rick also provides treatment for depression, anxiety, substance abuse and addiction issues, and abusive relationships. 

For Native adults or youth with addiction issues contact the NNADAP Program contact in Atlin, Ed Anderson, at phone (250) 651-7938.

For adults with addiction or concurrent mental health/addiction issues that need medical attention, assessments and referrals contact Atlin Health Centre located at the Atlin Outpost Hospital on Third Street, phone (250) 651-7677.

Barriere - for adults with addiction or concurrent mental health/addiction issues contact Barriere Health Centre located at 4537 Barriere Town Road, phone (250) 672-9731. The counsellor here also takes referrals from the schools. Also serves Clearwater. Hours are 9:00 to 4:00 pm Monday to Thursday (closed Friday). Please call ahead to book an appointment. 

Youth with addiction issues only are referred to Barriere Health Centre (see above).

For youth with mental health or concurrent mental health/addiction issues contact CYMH Clearwater located at 660 Park Drive, phone (250) 674-6810. CYMH Clearwater has a counsellor that has a satellite office in Barriere.

For after hours call Kamloops Mental Health & Addictions, phone (250) 377-0088.

Beacon Hill - see Victoria.

Beaverdell - see Kelowna.

Belcarra - see Port Moody, Coquitlam, or Port Coquitlam.

Bella Bella - for youth or adults with addiction or concurrent mental health/addiction issues contact Heiltsuk Health Services located at 212 Wabalisla Street, phone (250) 957-2308. Heiltsuk also provides general counselling services on issues such as sexual abuse and family violence. Hours are 8 to 4:30 pm Monday to Friday (closed noon hour). 

For youth with addiction issues or concurrent mental health/addiction issues there is also Heiltsuk Kaxla Child & Family Services located at Heiltsuk Nation reserve, phone (250) 957-4325. Hours are 8 to 4:30 pm Monday to Friday (open noon hour).

For youth with mental heath or concurrent mental health/addiction issues see CYMH Bella Coola.

Bella Coola - For adults and youth with addiction issues contact the Alcohol & Drug Program with the Bella Coola Community Support Society, phone (250) 799-5523. Judith is available Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday while Allison is available Wednesday, Thursday, Friday.

For adults with mental health or concurrent mental health/addiction issues contact Bella Coola Mental Health Services located out of the Bella Coola General Hospital located at 1025 Elcho Street, phone (250) 799-5311. Please ask for Carole Clark. Carol can also refer individuals with addiction or mental health issues to a visiting psychiatrist who comes in four times a year. There is also videoconferencing time with the same psychiatrist and 3 different psychologists every week. Hours are flexible but are generally 8:30 to 4:30 pm Monday to Friday (open noon hour).

For youth with mental health or concurrent mental health/addiction issues contact CYMH Bella Coola located at 636 Cliff Street, phone (250) 799-5395. A youth counsellor provides outreach support Bella Coola from North Vancouver every third week. Hours are 8:30 to 4:30 pm (closed noon hour) Monday to Friday.

For youth with mental health issues contact Bella Coola Mental Health Services (see above).

For Native adults and youth with addiction issues contact Numawta Alcohol & Drug Services which is part of Nuxalk Health & Wellness located at the Nuxalk Reserve, phone (250) 799-5525 or (250) 799-5809. Numawta has 2 adult counsellors and 3 youth workers. Counselling approach is a native-based holistic wellness model. Natives and Non-Natives are welcome. Hours are 8:30 to 4:30 pm Monday to Friday (open noon hour).

Black Creek - see Campbell River or Courtenay/Comox.

Blue River - see Valemount.

Boston Bar - for adults and youth with addiction issues contact Hope & Area Transition Society located at Unit H 895 3rd Avenue in Hope, phone (604) 869-5111. For individuals in Boston Bar that need to see a counsellor in Hope, Hope & Area Transition Society will pay for their bus ticket. Hope & Area also has a school-based counsellor. Hours are 8:30 to 3 PM Monday to Friday.

For youth with mental health or concurrent mental health/addiction issues contact Hope/Agassiz/Boston Bar CYMH located at 833 3rd Avenue in Hope, phone (604) 869-4900. Hours are 8:30 to 4:30 pm Monday to Friday.

For other addiction services see Hope.

Bowen Island - see North Vancouver/West Vancouver.

Brentwood Bay (Central Saanich) - see Victoria.

Brisco -see Invermere.

BURNABY - GOVERNMENT OR CONTRACTED AGENCIES

Burnaby Outpatient Alcohol & Drug Services

For adults and youth with addiction issues only there is Burnaby Substance Use Services located at 320 - 7155 Kingsway, phone (604) 777-6870. Please call to make an appointment. Hours are 8:30 to 4:30 pm Monday to Friday (closed noon hour).


For adults 55 or older with alcohol or prescription drug issues contact Senior Well Aware Program (SWAP) located at 209-800 McBride Boulevard, phone (604) 524-8994. Office hours are 8:30 to 5 pm Monday to Friday. Serves Burnaby and New Westminster.

For youth (12 to 24 years of age) with addiction issues only contact Odyssey located at 518 South Howard Avenue, phone (604) 299-6377. Also provides services for families. Odyssey is a program run by Boys & Girls Club of Greater Vancouver but funded by the Fraser Health Authority. Office hours are 9 to 6 pm Monday to Friday but individual appointments are available in the evenings.

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Burnaby Concurrent Mental Health/Addiction Services

For adults with mental health or concurrent mental health/addiction issues contact Burnaby Mental Health located at 3935 Kincaid Street, phone (604) 453-1930.

Please note that the adult concurrent mental health therapist works out of the Burnaby Central office, phone (604) 453-1916. However, referrals can be made from Burnaby North and Burnaby South. Hours are 8:30 to 4: 30 pm Monday to Friday. South and North locations are closed noon hour while Central stays open.

For youth with mental health or concurrent mental health/addiction issues contact CYMH Burnaby located near Metrotown Mall at 240 - 4680 Kingsway, phone (604) 660-5900. Hours are 8:30 to 4:30 pm Monday to Friday (open noon hour).

For youth with concurrent addiction and mental health issues there is also the CYMH Youth Day Treatment program for the North Fraser region located at 644 Poirier St. in Coquitlam, phone (604) 933-2533. This program is 5 hours a day, 4 days a week for an open-ended duration. A referral is required from CYMH and the client must have a psychiatric diagnosis. Serves all communities in the North Fraser area.

For individuals between the ages of 13 and 30 who are in the early stages of psychosis caused by addiction, mental health, or concurrent mental health/addiction issues contact the Fraser North Early Psychosis Intervention (EPI) Program at (604) 777-8386. After receiving a call, EPI sends a clinician to the home of the person with possible psychosis, usually within a few days. After an initial visit, the EPI staff person would then refer them on to another service if it is not psychosis or arrange to have the individual see a psychiatrist if it is psychosis. Please note this is NOT an emergency service. Emergencies should call 911 or go to the nearest hospital.

Burns Lake - for adults with mental health or concurrent mental health/addiction issues contact Omineca Mental Health & Addictions in Vanderhoof, phone (250) 567-5994. Omineca-based clinicians visit Burns Lake 3 times a week and meet clients at the Lakes District Hospital and Health Center. Hours of operation in Vanderhoof are 8:30 to 4:30 pm (closed noon hour) Monday to Friday.

For youth with addiction or concurrent mental health/addiction issues contact Lakes District Counselling and Support Services located at 870 Highway 16 West, phone (250) 692-7577. Hours are 8:30 to 4:30 pm (closed noon hour) Monday to Friday.

For Native adults or youth with addiction or concurrent mental health/addiction issues contact Carrier Sekani Family Services which operates out of Southside Health & Wellness Centre located at 2003 Wellness Way, phone (250) 694-3270. Currently, Denise Ferguson is the mental health therapist and addiction counsellor at Southside. Hours are Monday to Friday 8:30 to 4:30 pm (closed noon hour).

For members of the Fort Babine, Tachet, or Woyenne Nations with addiction issues contact Lake Babine Nation located at 225 Sus Avenue, phone (250) 692-4700.

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Burton - see Nakusp.

Cache Creek - see Kamloops.

Cadboro Bay - see Victoria.

Campbell River - for adults with addiction or concurrent mental health/addiction issues contact Campbell River Addiction & Adult Mental Health Services located at # 207 - 1040 Shoppers Row, phone (250) 850-2620. Hours are 8:30 to 4:30 pm Monday to Friday (closed noon hour).

For youth with addiction issues only contact John Howard Society of North Island located at 201-140 A 10th Avenue, phone (250) 286-0611. John Howard Society also offers family counselling. Hours are 8:30 to 4:30 pm Monday to Friday (closed noon hour).

For youth with mental health or concurrent mental health/addiction issues contact CYMH Campbell River located at 215 - 1180 Ironwood Road, phone (250) 830-6500. Hours are 8:30 to 4:30 pm Monday to Friday (open lunch hour).

Laichwiltach Family Life Society, located at 441-4th Avenue, provides addiction & trauma assessment, counselling, and referrals. Individual and group therapy for youth and adults - parents & tots, elders, and youth. Phone (250) 286-3430 or toll-free 1(877) 777-8222 or email lfls@shawbiz.ca .

Canoe - see Salmon Arm.

Castlegar - for adults with addiction or concurrent mental health/addiction issues contact Castlegar Mental Health & Addictions located at 707 - 10th Street, phone (250) 304-1846. Hours are Monday to Friday 8:30 to 4:30 pm (closed noon hour)

Adults with addiction issues can also access day treatment at Castlegar Mental Health & Addictions on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays. For more information on day treatment, contact Alan Friend, phone (250) 304-1215.

While Castlegar Mental Health and Addictions is primarily for adults, youth with eating disorders can access services here.

For youth 13 to 18 with addiction issues contact Freedom Quest located at 349 Columbia Avenue, phone (250) 304-2676 or toll-free 1(877) 304-2676. Freedom Quest offers both day treatment and individual counselling. Other outpatient programs include a FASD program for families, a probation mandated program for youth (called "YSAM") and a peer support program for parents who are impacted by their youth's substance abuse (called the "Family Program"). Hours are 8:30 to 1:30 pm Monday to Thursday.

For youth with mental health or concurrent mental health/addiction issues contact CYMH Castlegar located at 555 Columbia Avenue, phone (250) 365-8575. CYMH Castlegar hours are 8:30 to 4:30 pm Monday to Friday (closed noon hour).

For youth with mental health or concurrent mental health/addiction issues there is also Freedom Quest which has a youth concurrent disorder therapist.

Cawston - see Keremeos.

Celista - see Chase or Salmon Arm.

Central Saanich - see Victoria.

Chase - for adults with addiction or concurrent mental health/addiction issues contact Chase & District Primary Health Care Services located at 825 Thompson Road, phone (250) 679-3312. There is a separate counsellor for mental health. Hours are Monday to Friday 8:00 to 4:00 pm but the addiction counsellor is not in Mondays.

For youth with addiction issues contact the Raven Program in Kamloops, phone (250) 374-4634. Under special circumstances, the addiction counsellor at Chase & District Primary Health Care Services will see youth (see above).

For youth with mental health or concurrent mental health/addiction issues contact CYMH Kamloops, phone (250) 371-3648.

For youth with mental health issues there is usually a youth counsellor at Chase & District Primary Health Care Services but as of October/08 that position is temporarily vacant.

Chehelis - see Chilliwack.

Chemainus (North Cowichan) - for adult addiction or mental health services see Duncan.

For youth with addiction or concurrent mental health issues contact Community Options Society (COS) located at 110 Craig Street in Duncan, phone (250) 748-0232. Substance-affected family members may also access services at COS. Also serves Chemainus, Mill Bay and communities south of Ladysmith. Hours are 9 to 4:30 pm Monday to Thursday (closed noon hour Tuesdays and Thursdays) and 9 to 2 pm Friday.

Youth with mental health issues should contact Vancouver Island Health Authority at the same phone number and address as COS listed above.

Cherryville - see also Lumby and Vernon.

Chetwynd - for adults with addiction or concurrent mental health/addiction issues contact Chetwynd Mental Health and Addictions located on 5500 Hospital Road, phone (250) 788-7211. Hours of operation are 8:30 to 4:30 pm Monday to Friday (closed 12 noon to 12:30 pm).

For youth with addiction issues only see Chetwynd Mental Health and Addictions (see above).

For Native adults and youth with addiction issues only contact Tansi Friendship Centre located at 5301 South Access Road, phone (250) 788-2996 or 788-9148, e-mail addictions@tansifriendshipcentre.com. Counselling is available for both Natives and Non-Natives and is based on a holistic wellness concept. Hours are 8:30 to 4:30 pm Monday to Friday (closed noon hour).

For youth with mental health or concurrent mental health/addiction issues contact CYMH Chetwynd located at 4744 52nd St., phone (250) 788-2298.

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CHILLIWACK - GOVERNMENT OR CONTRACTED AGENCIES

Chilliwack Outpatient Alcohol & Drug Services

For adults and youth with addiction issues only contact Chilliwack Addiction Prevention Services (CAPS) located at 45904 Victoria Avenue, phone (604) 795-5994. CAPS also provides services for families and a referral service to other programs. Hours of operation are Monday to Friday 9:00 to 4:30 PM (closed 12 noon to 1 pm). There is also Fireside Addiction Services for adults located at #17 - 45966 Yale Road (Cascade Centre), phone (604) 702-9879, e-mail sa.chwk4@shaw.ca. Fireside is operated by Salvation Army. 

For youth that are attending Chilliwack schools, CAPS offers a school-based prevention program, phone (604) 795-5994 or (604) 798-1702.

Chilliwack Concurrent Mental Health/Addiction Services

For adults with mental health or concurrent mental health/addiction issues contact Chilliwack Mental Health Centre located at 45470 Menholm Rd, phone (604) 702-4860. There is a concurrent disorder therapist working at this location. Hours are 8:30 to 4:30 pm Monday to Friday (open noon hour).

For youth with concurrent mental health/addiction issues contact CYMH Chilliwack located at 8978 School St., phone (250) 702-2311.

Please note that CAPS typically provides concurrent mental health/addiction services for youth but as of October 2008 that counselling position is currently vacant. See above for contact information.

For individuals between the ages of 13 and 30 that are in the early stages of psychosis caused by addiction, mental health or concurrent mental health/addiction issues contact Early Psychosis Intervention (EPI) Program at 1(866) 870-7847. After receiving a call, EPI sends a clinician to the home of the person with possible psychosis, usually within a few days. After an initial visit, the EPI clinician then refers the client on to another service if it is not psychosis or arranges to have the individual see a psychiatrist if it is psychosis. Serves Abbotsford, Agassiz, Chilliwack, Hope, and Mission. Please note this is NOT an emergency service. Emergencies should call 911 or go to the nearest hospital.

For Natives with addiction issues who are also in trouble with the law should contact Native Courtworker and Counselling Assn. of BC located at 203-9380 College Street, phone (604) 792-5535. Counselling services are designed to help Aboriginals better understand the court process. Also serves Abbotsford, Chilliwack, Hope, and Mission.

Christina Lake - see Grand Forks.

Clearwater - for adults with addiction or concurrent mental health/addiction issues contact Yellowhead Community Services (YCS) at 612 Park Drive, phone (250) 674-2600. YCS also provides support for families impacted by addiction or mental health. Hours are Monday to Friday 8:30 to 4:30 pm (closed noon hour).

For youth with addiction issues only contact YCS listed above.

For youth with mental health or concurrent mental health/addiction issues contact CYMH Clearwater located at 660 Park Drive, phone (250) 674-6810.

Clinton - see 100 Mile House.

Cloverdale - see Surrey.

Cobble Hill - see Duncan.

Coldstream - see Vernon.

Colwood - see Victoria.

Comox / Courtenay - For adults with addiction or concurrent mental health/addiction issues contact Comox Valley Addiction & Mental Health Services located at 941C England Avenue in Comox, phone (250) 331-8524. Hours are 8:30 to 4:30 pm Monday to Friday (closed noon hour).

For youth with addiction issues only contact John Howard Society of North Island located at 1455 Cliffe Avenue in Courtenay, phone (250) 338-7341. John Howard provides alcohol and drug counselling, assessment, group therapy, and family counselling. John Howard also provides early intervention/prevention school-based counselling for School District #71. Hours are 8:30 to 4:30 pm Monday to Friday (closed noon hour).

For youth with mental health or concurrent mental health/addiction issues contact CYMH Courtenay located at 2455 Mansfield Drive in Courtenay, phone (250) 334-5820. Hours are 8:30 to 4:30 pm Monday to Friday (open during noon hour).

Coombs - see Parksville.

Coquitlam - for adults and youth with addiction or concurrent mental health/addiction issues contact SHARE Family and Community Services located at 200-25 King Edward Street, phone (604) 937-6969 (for youth) and (604) 936-3900 (for adults). Services are also available for families. Clients must reside in Anmore, Belcarra, Coquitlam, Port Coquitlam, or Port Moody. Hours are Monday to Thursday 9 am to 9 pm Monday to Thursday (open noon hour) and Friday 9 am to 3 pm (closed noon hour). Please call ahead to set an appointment.

For adults with mental health or concurrent mental health/addiction issues there is also Tri-Cities Mental Health Centre located at 1 - 2232 Elgin Ave, phone (604) 777-8400. Hours are 8:30 to 4:30 pm Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday & Friday (closed noon hour) while Thursday hours are 8:30 to 8:00 pm (closed noon hour).

For youth with mental health or concurrent mental health/addiction issues contact CYMH Tri-Cities located at Suite 300 - 3003 St. John's Street in Port Moody, phone (604) 469-7600. Hours are 8:30 to 4:30 pm Monday to Friday (open during noon hour).

Youth with mental health or concurrent mental health/addiction issues can also contact SHARE (see above).

For youth with mental health or concurrent mental health/addiction issues there is also the CYMH Youth Day Treatment program for the North Fraser region located at 644 Poirier St., phone (604) 933-2533. This program is 5 hours a day, 4 days a week. A referral is required from CYMH and must have a psychiatric diagnosis. Serves all communities in the North Fraser area.

For individuals between the ages of 13 and 30 in the early stages of psychosis caused by addiction, mental health or concurrent mental health/addiction issues contact the Fraser North Early Psychosis Intervention (EPI) Program, phone (604) 777-8386. After receiving a call, EPI sends a person to the home of the person with possible psychosis, usually within a few days. After an initial visit, the EPI staff person then refers the client on to another service if it is not psychosis or arranges to have the individual see a psychiatrist if it is psychosis. Serves Burnaby, New Westminster, Coquitlam, Port Coquitlam, Port Moody, and Maple Ridge. Please note this is NOT an emergency service. Emergencies should call 911 or go to the nearest hospital.

Cowichan Bay - see Duncan.

Cranbrook - for adults or youth with addiction issues contact East Kootenay Addiction Services Society (EKASS) located at 202-1617 Baker Street, phone (250) 489-4344. EKASS offers outpatient counselling, day programs, support groups, home detox, methadone, and prevention programs. See the website for intake procedures. Office hours are Monday to Friday 8:30 to 4:30 PM (closed noon hour).

For adults with mental health or concurrent mental health/addiction issues contact Cranbrook Mental Health Centre (Interior Health) located at 20 23rd Ave. South, phone (250) 420-2210. There is also an eating disorder program for youth at this location. Hours are 8 to 4:30 pm Monday to Friday (open noon hour).

For youth with mental health or concurrent mental health/addiction issues contact CYMH Cranbrook located at 201-1212 2nd Street N, phone (250) 426-1514. Hours are 8:30 to 4:30 pm Monday to Friday.

Please note that EKASS does provide concurrent mental health/addiction issues but may work in conjunction with Cranbrook Mental Health Centre (for adults) or CYMH Cranbrook (for youth).

Crawford Bay - see Creston, Nelson, or Kaslo.

Crescent Spur - see Prince George.

Creston - for adults with addiction issues only contact the Creston Valley Alcohol & Drug Counselling Program located at 138 10th Ave. N, phone (250) 428-3553. Hours are Monday to Thursday 8:00 to 4:00 pm. Evening appointments are available upon request.

For adults with mental health or concurrent mental health/addiction issues contact Creston Mental Health located at 243 16th Avenue North (located near the visitor parking lot by the Creston General Hospital), phone (250) 428-8734. Hours are 8:30 to 4:30 pm Monday to Friday (closed during noon hour).

For youth with addiction or concurrent mental health/addiction issues contact the Creston & District Community Resource Centre Society (CDCRCS) located at 223 16th Avenue North, phone (250) 428-5547. Please note that the youth addiction counsellor at CDCRCS is contracted with East Kootenay Addiction Services Society (EKASS) but works out of the CDCRCS office. Hours are 8:30 to 4:30 pm Monday to Friday (closed noon hour).

Crofton (North Cowichan) - see Duncan.

Cultus Lake - see Chilliwack or Abbotsford.

Cumberland - see Comox or Courtenay.

Davis Bay - see Sechelt.

Dawson Creek - for adults with addiction or concurrent mental health/addiction issues contact Dawson Creek Mental Health and Addictions located at 1017 103rd Avenue, phone (250) 782-4410 or toll-free 1(888) 592-2711. Hours are 8:30 to 5 pm Monday to Friday (closed noon hour).

For youth with addiction issues only contact Dawson Creek Mental Health & Addictions.

For youth with mental health or concurrent mental health/addiction issues contact CYMH Dawson Creek located at 205 - 1508 102nd, phone (250) 784-2342.

For Native adults and youth with addiction issues, contact the Nawican Friendship Centre located at 1320 - 102nd Avenue, phone (250) 782-5202. Nawican is primarily concerned with meeting the health and social service needs of the 70% of BC's aboriginal peoples that live in urban and off reserve communities. However, Nawican services are available to Native and Non-Native citizens of the South Peace River district. Nawican has an addiction counsellor (Adam Laboucan). Hours are 9 to 5 pm Monday to Friday (open noon hour).
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Dease Lake - for adults or youth with addiction or mental health issues contact Marge Fraser at TNES, phone (250) 771-3991. Marge provides an informal referral service for Dease Lake residents.

Deep Cove - see North Vancouver.

DELTA - GOVERNMENT OR CONTRACTED AGENCIES

Delta Outpatient Alcohol & Drug Services

For adults and youth with addiction issues contact Deltassist Family and Community Services located at 9097 Scott Road in Delta, phone (604) 594-3455.
For residents of South Delta, Deltassist has a second location called South Delta Counselling Services located at #13 - 1835 56th Street. Please call and ask for an intake worker first before visiting either location. Hours are 9:00 to 4:30 pm Monday to Friday (open during noon hour).

For youth 12 to 18 with addiction issues there is Community Services Delta/Richmond located at 301-11861 88th Avenue, phone (604) 591-9262. This program is a service of Boys and Girls Club and offers short-term solution-focused counseling. Boys and Girls Club also has a program called Take It Easy which is group work that gives youth a chance to talk about drugs, alcohol and other issues.

For immigrants (adult or youth) in Surrey or Delta with addiction issues contact DiverseCity (formerly Delta Immigrant Services) located at 1107-7330 137th Street, phone (604) 597-0205 ext. 1375. DiverseCity provides counseling and community prevention in Punjabi, Hindi, Urdu, and Spanish. Please note that the addiction counsellor works Thursday. Please call ahead to set an appointment. Office hours are 8:30 am to 4:30 pm Monday to Friday (open during noon hour).

Delta Concurrent Mental Health/Addiction Services

For adults with mental health or concurrent mental health/addiction issues contact Delta Mental Health Centre - North at 129 - 6345 120th St, phone (604) 592-3700 or Delta Mental Health Centre - South at 15-1835 56 St, phone (604) 948-7010. Delta Mental Health Centre does not work with youth except for eating disorders.

For youth with mental health or concurrent mental health/addiction issues contact CYMH Delta located at 5000 Bridge St., phone (604) 501-3237.

For adults or youth with concurrent mental health/addiction issues there is also Deltassist Family Services but individuals must first be stabilized. See contact information above.

For youth with mental health or concurrent mental health/addiction issues there is also a day treatment program called the Adolescent Day Treatment Program (ADTP) located at 13750 96th Avenue, phone (604) 585-5660. ADTP is offered four days a week up to four months. Mornings are for school work while afternoons are for therapy. This program is for youth living in Delta, Langley, Surrey, and White Rock. Intake is continuous but a referral from a physician, psychiatrist, or government counselor is required. Office hours are 8:30 to 4:30 pm Monday to Friday.

For individuals between the ages of 13 and 30 in the early stages of psychosis that may be caused by addiction, mental health or concurrent mental health/addiction issues contact the Fraser South Early Psychosis Intervention (EPI) Program at (604) 538-4278. After receiving a call, EPI sends a clinician to the home of the person with possible psychosis, usually within a few days. After an initial visit, the EPI staff person would then refer clients on to another service if it is not psychosis or arrange to have the individual see a psychiatrist if it is psychosis. Serves Delta, Langley, Surrey, and White Rock. Please note this is NOT an emergency service. Emergencies should call 911 or go to the nearest hospital.

Denman Island - see Comox/Courtenay.

Deroche - see Mission or Chilliwack.

Duncan - for adults with addiction or concurrent mental health/addiction issues there is Duncan Mental Health & Addictions which has an intake line that provides a single point of entry for all adult mental health and addiction services in the Cowichan Valley.  Intake is located at 3088 Gibbins Road, phone (250) 709-3040. Hours are 8:30 to 4:30 pm Monday to Friday (open noon hour).

Alternatively, adults with addiction issues only (no mental health issues) can contact Adult Addiction Services (part of Mental Health & Addiction Services) located at 71 Government Street, phone (250) 737-2007.

For youth with addiction or concurrent mental health/addiction issues contact Community Options Society located at 110 Craig Street, (250) 748-0232. VIHA also has 2 youth addiction workers operating out of the same address. Hours are Monday to Thursday 9 to 5:00 pm and Friday 9 to 2 pm. COS also serves Chemainus, Mill Bay and communities south of Ladysmith.

Youth with mental health or concurrent mental health/addiction issues can also contact CYMH Duncan located at Suite A 161 Fourth St., phone (250) 715-2725. Hours are 8:30 to 4:30 pm Monday to Friday.

Egmont - see Sechelt.

Elkford - see Sparwood or Fernie.

Enderby - for adults and youth with addiction or concurrent mental health/addiction issues contact Enderby Community Health located at 707 3rd Avenue, phone (250) 838-2450. Both CYMH and Interior Health have representatives here working with both mental health and addiction issues. Hours are 8:00 to 4:00 pm Monday to Friday.

Please note that, depending on the day of the week, adult intake enquiries may first need to call Salmon Arm Alcohol & Drug Services, phone (250) 833-4100 (for mental health) or (250) 833-4103 (for addiction issues).

For youth with mental health or concurrent mental health/addiction issues there is also CYMH Salmon Arm located at 550 Lakeshore Drive NE, phone (250) 832-1719.

Errington - see Parksville.

Esquimalt - see Victoria.

Fairmont Hot Springs - see Invermere.

Fanny Bay - see Comox / Courtenay.

Fernie - for adults or youth with addiction issues contact East Kootenay Addiction Services Society (EKASS) Elk Valley located at 802 Second Avenue, phone (250) 423-4423 or toll-free 1(800) 644-6144. Hours are Monday to Friday 8:30 to 4:30 PM (closed during noon hour).

For adults with mental health or concurrent mental health/addiction issues contact Community Mental Health at Fernie District (or Elk Valley) Hospital located at 1501 - 5th Avenue, phone (250) 423-4453 ext. 281. Please note that Community Mental Health is a satellite office for the Sparwood Health Unit located at 570 Pine Avenue in Sparwood, phone (250) 425-2064.

For youth with mental health or concurrent mental health/addiction issues contact CYMH Fernie located at 341 2nd Avenue, phone (250) 423-5311. Hours are 8:30 to 4:30 pm Monday to Friday (closed noon hour).

Please note that, depending on the greater need, youth with concurrent mental health/addiction issues may either see EKASS or CYMH.

Field - see Golden.

Fleetwood - see Surrey.

Fort Fraser -for adults with addiction or concurrent mental health/addiction issues contact Vanderhoof Alcohol & Drug Services located at 192 W. Stewart St. in Vanderhoof, phone (250) 567-2107. A counsellor from Vanderhoof visits Fort Fraser every Wednesday, however, individuals can also choose to set an appointment in Vanderhoof.  Call first to schedule an appointment.

For youth with addiction issues only contact Vanderhoof Alcohol & Drugs Services (see above).

For adults with mental health or concurrent mental health/addiction issues contact Omineca Lakes Mental Health & Addiction Services located at 3299 Hospital Road in Vanderhoof, phone (250) 567-5994. Three Vanderhoof-based clinicians provide outreach to outlying communities including Fort Fraser. Hours are Monday to Friday 8:30 to 4:30 pm (closed noon hour). Please call to set an appointment.

For youth with mental health or concurrent mental health/addiction issues contact Nechako Valley Community Services Society located at 157 W. Victoria St. in Vanderhoof, phone (250) 567-9205. Hours are 8:30 to 4:30 pm Monday to Friday (closed noon hour).

Fort Langley - see Langley.

Fort Nelson -for adults with addiction or concurrent mental health/addiction issues contact Community Mental Health & Addictions located at the Fort Nelson Hospital, 5315 Liard Street, phone (250) 774-8105. Hours are 8:30 to 5 pm (closed noon hour).

For youth with addiction issues only (no mental health issues) see Community Mental Health & Addictions above.

For adults with mental health or concurrent mental health/addiction issues contact Fort Nelson Health Unit located at 5217 Airport Drive, phone (250) 774-7092. Fort Nelson Health Unit does not serve youth. Hours are 8:30 to 4:30 pm (closed noon hour).

For youth with mental health or concurrent mental health/addiction issues contact CYMH Fort Nelson located at 5020 Airport Drive, phone (250) 774-6185.

For Native adults (18 and older) with addiction issues only contact Fort Nelson Aboriginal Friendship Society located at 5012 49 Avenue, phone (250) 774-2993. This group also works with substance-affected family members and is open to both Natives and Non-Natives. Hours are 8:30 to 4:30 pm (closed noon hour).

Fort St. James -For adults and youth with addiction or concurrent mental health/addiction issues contact Fort Alcohol & Drug Services Society located at 140 Stewart Drive, phone (250) 996-8411. Services are also available for substance-affected family members. Hours are 8 to 4:30 pm Monday to Friday (closed 12 noon to 12:30 pm).

For adults with mental health or concurrent mental health/addiction issues contact Omineca Lakes Mental Health & Addiction Services located at 3299 Hospital Road in Vanderhoof, phone (250) 567-5994. Three Vanderhoof-based clinicians provide outreach to outlying communities including Fort St. James. Hours are Monday to Friday 8:30 to 4:30 pm (closed noon hour). Please call to set an appointment.

For youth with addiction or concurrent mental health/addiction issues contact Nechako Valley Community Services Society located at Sitka Building, 349 Stewart Drive in Fort St. James, phone (250) 996-7645. Hours are 8:30 to 4:30 pm Monday to Friday (closed noon hour).

For youth with mental health or concurrent mental health/addiction issues please note that the position for youth mental health worker at Nechako Valley Community Services is currently vacant (Oct 2008).

For youth with addiction or concurrent mental health/addiction issues there is also a school-based counsellor. Call Fort St. James Secondary at (250) 996-7126.

Fort St. John - for adults with addiction or concurrent mental health/addiction issues contact Mental Health & Addiction Services located at Suite 300-9900 100th Avenue, (250) 262-5269 (for addiction issues) and (250) 263-6080 (for mental health). Hours are 8:30 to 4:30 pm Monday to Friday (open noon hour).

For youth with addiction issues only (no mental health issues) see Mental Health & Addiction Services, phone (250) 262-5269.

For youth with concurrent mental health/addiction issues contact CYMH St. John located at 10123 102nd Ave., phone (250) 787-3344.

Fort Steele - see Cranbrook.

Fraser Lake - for adults with addiction or concurrent mental health/addiction issues contact Vanderhoof Alcohol & Drug Services, phone (250) 567-2107. A counsellor from Vanderhoof visits the Fraser Lake Clinic every Wednesday, however, individuals can also choose to set an appointment in Vanderhoof at 192 W. Stewart St. Call first to schedule an appointment.

For adults with mental health or concurrent mental health/addiction issues contact Omineca Lakes Mental Health & Addiction Services located at 3299 Hospital Road in Vanderhoof, phone (250) 567-5994. Three Vanderhoof-based clinicians provide outreach to outlying communities including Fraser Lake. Hours are Monday to Friday 8:30 to 4:30 pm (closed noon hour). Please call to set an appointment.

For youth with addiction issues only see Vanderhoof Alcohol & Drug Services above. The counsellor from Vanderhoof Alcohol & Drug Services also visits the local high school Wednesday mornings but youth may also schedule an appointment at the Fraser Lake Clinic, phone (250) 567-2107.

For youth with mental health or concurrent mental illness/addiction issues contact Nechako Valley Community Services Society located at 157 W. Victoria St. in Vanderhoof, phone (250) 567-9205. Vanderhoof-based counsellors visit Fraser Lake 2 days a week. Please call Vanderhoof to set an appointment and for the Fraser Lake address. Office hours in Vanderhoof are 8:30 to 4:30 pm Monday to Friday (closed noon hour).

Fruitvale - see Salmo.

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Gabriola Island - see Nanaimo or Mayne Island.

Galiano Island - for adults and youth with addiction issues Salt Spring Island Community Services provides services on Galiano Island, phone (250) 537-9971 or pager (250) 537-8091. The counsellor has office space on Galiano Island and other community locations.

For adults with mental health or concurrent mental health/addiction issues see the Salt Spring Island section.

For youth with mental health or concurrent mental health/addiction issues see the Salt Spring Island section.

Also see Victoria.

Ganges - see Salt Spring Island.

Garibaldi Highlands - see Squamish.

Gibsons - for adults with addiction or concurrent mental health/addiction issues see Sechelt.

For youth with addiction issues see Sechelt.

For youth with mental health or concurrent mental health/addiction issues contact CYMH Gibsons located at 206 - 938 Gibsons Way, phone (604) 886-5525. Hours are 8:30 to 4:30 pm Monday to Friday (closed noon hour).

Gold River - see Campbell River.

Golden - for adults with addiction issues contact Golden Family Center (GFC) located at 421 9 Avenue North, phone (250) 344-2000. Other services include services for substance-affected family members, screening, assessment, and family of origin work for adult children of alcoholics and relationships. Office hours are Monday to Friday 9:00 to 5:00 PM (closed noon hour).

Youth with addiction issues only are referred to GFC.

For adults with mental health or concurrent mental health/addiction issues contact Golden Mental Health located at 907 9th Avenue South, phone (250) 344-7555. Hours are Monday to Friday 8:30 to 4:30 pm (closed noon hour).

Adults with mental health or concurrent mental health/addiction counselling can also see GFC.

Depending on the greater need, youth with concurrent mental health/addiction issues may either see GFC or CYMH Golden. CYMH Golden is located at 1104-9th St., phone (250) 344-7774.

GFC also provides school-based addiction counselling and addiction prevention work.

Grand Forks - for adults with addiction or concurrent mental health/addiction issues contact Boundary Mental Health & Addiction Services located at 7474 - 3rd Street, phone (250) 442-0330. Office hours are Monday to Friday 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM (closed noon hour). This program only treats adults.

Youth with addiction issues only should contact Freedom Quest , phone (250) 442-7979 or toll-free 1(877) 304-2676. Freedom Quest offers both day treatment and individual counselling. Other outpatient programs include a FASD program for families, a probation mandated program for youth (called "YSAM") and a peer support program for parents who are impacted by their youth's substance abuse (called the "Family Program"). Freedom Quest in Grand Forks is located in the same building as CYMH Grand Forks (see below).

Youth with mental health or concurrent mental health/addiction issues are referred to CYMH Grand Forks located at 486B 72nd Avenue, phone (250) 442-4378. Hours of operation are 8:30 am to 4:30 (closed noon hour).

Granisle -for adults and youth with addiction issues or concurrent mental health/addiction issues contact Lakes District Counselling and Support Services located in Burns Lake at 870 Highway 16 West, phone (250) 692-7577. Residents of Granisle do not have a counsellor that provides outreach from Burns Lake but can receive services at Burns Lake. Please call ahead to set an appointment. Hours are 8:30 to 4:30 pm (closed noon hour) Monday to Friday.

For adults with mental health or concurrent mental health/addiction issues contact Omineca Lakes Mental Health & Addiction Services in Vanderhoof, phone (250) 567-5994. Three Vanderhoof-based clinicians provide outreach to outlying communities including Granisle. Appointments in Granisle are held at the Granisle Community Health Centre located at #1 Hagen Street. Please call to set an appointment.

For youth with mental health or concurrent mental health/addiction issues contact Nechako Valley Community Services Society in Vanderhoof, phone (250) 567-9205.  An outreach worker from Vanderhoof schedules appointments at the Granisle Community Health Centre located at #1 Hagen Street. Please call Vanderhoof to set an appointment.

Greenwood - see Grand Forks.

Haney - see Maple Ridge.

Harrison Hot Springs - for adults and youth with addiction issues contact Agassiz-Harrison Community Services located at #5-7086 Cheam Ave in Agassiz, phone (604) 796-2585 or toll-free 1(888) 748-5777. Hours are 9:00 to 4:30 pm Monday to Friday (closed noon hour). 

For adults and youth with addiction issues only there is also Hope & Area Transition Society located at Unit H 895 3rd Avenue in Hope, phone (604) 869-5111. Hours are 8:30 to 3 PM Monday to Friday.

For adults with mental health or concurrent mental health/addiction issues see Agassiz.

For youth with mental health or concurrent mental health/addiction issues first contact CYMH Hope, phone (604) 869-4900. An outreach worker will visit the client in Agassiz at Agassiz-Harrison Community Services.

Harrison Mills - see Harrison Hot Springs.

Hatzic - see Mission.

Hazelton - for adults with addiction or concurrent mental health/addiction issues contact Northern Health Mental Health and Addictions located at #70-2510 Highway 62, phone (250) 842-5144. After hours call the Wrinch Memorial Hospital at (250) 842-5211. Hours are 8:00 to 4:30 pm Monday to Friday (closed noon hour).

For youth with addiction issues only contact Mental Health and Addictions (see above).

For youth with mental health or concurrent mental health/addiction issues contact CYMH Hazelton located at 2210 West Highway 62, phone (250) 842-7624. Office hours are 8:30 to 4:30 pm Monday to Friday (closed noon hour).

Hedley - see Keremeos.

Highlands - see Victoria.

Hixon - see Quesnel.

Hope - for adults and youth with addiction issues contact Hope & Area Transition Society located at Unit H 895 3rd Avenue, phone (604) 869-5111. Hope & Area also has a school-based counsellor. Hours are 8:30 AM to 3 PM Monday to Friday.

For adults with mental health or concurrent mental health/addiction issues contact Hope Adult Mental Health located at 1275A 7th Ave, phone (604) 860-7733 or 860-7750. Hours are 8:30 to 3:30 pm Monday to Friday (closed noon hour).

For youth with mental health or concurrent mental health/addiction issues contact Hope/Agassiz/Boston Bar CYMH located at 833 3rd Avenue in Hope, phone (604) 869-4900. Hours are 8:30 to 4:30 pm Monday to Friday.

For individuals between the ages of 13 and 30 in the early stages of psychosis caused by addiction, mental health or concurrent mental health/addiction issues call the Early Psychosis Intervention (EPI) Program toll-free 1(866) 870-7847. After receiving a call, EPI sends a person to the home of the person with possible psychosis, usually within a few days. After an initial visit, the EPI staff person refers clients on to another service if it is not psychosis or arranges to have the individual see a psychiatrist if it is psychosis. Serves Abbotsford, Agassiz, Chilliwack, Hope, and Mission. Please note this is NOT an emergency service. Emergencies should call 911 or go to the nearest hospital.

Natives with addiction issues who are also in trouble with the law should contact Native Courtworker and Counselling Assn. of BC located at 203-9380 College Street, phone (604) 792-5535. Counselling services are designed to help Aboriginals better understand the court process. Also serves Abbotsford, Chilliwack, Hope, and Mission.

Hornby Island - see Comox / Courtenay.

Horsefly - see Williams Lake.

Houston - For adults with addiction or concurrent mental health/addiction issues contact Mental Health & Addiction Services operating out of the Houston Health Centre located at 3202 14th St., phone (250) 845-5964. Hours are 8:30 to 4:30 pm Monday to Friday (closed noon hour).

For youth with addiction issues only see Mental Health & Addiction Services above.

For adults and youth with addiction issues there is also Houston Community Services located at 3429 10th Street, phone (250) 845-3484. Hours are 9 to 4 pm Monday to Thursday.

For youth with mental health or concurrent mental health/addiction issues contact CYMH Smithers located at 2nd Floor, 2793 Alfred Avenue, phone (250) 847-7727.

Hudson's Hope - for adults with addiction or concurrent mental health/addiction issues see Fort St. John.

For youth with addiction issues only see Fort St. John.

For youth with mental health or concurrent mental health/addiction issues see Chetwynd.

Invermere - For adults and youth with addiction issues contact East Kootenay Addiction Services Society (EKASS) located at 625 Fourth Street, phone (250) 342-3868 or (250) 342-4242. EKASS offers a number of programs including outpatient counselling, day programs, support groups, couples and family support, and prevention programs. See the website for intake procedures. Office hours are Monday to Friday 8:30 to 4:30 PM (closed noon hour).

For adults with mental health or concurrent mental health/addiction issues contact Interior Mental Health and Addictions located at 850 10th Avenue (at the back of Invermere Hospital), phone (250) 342-2363. Hours are Monday to Friday 8:30 to 4:30 pm.

For youth with mental health or concurrent mental health/addiction issues contact CYMH Invermere located at 625 4th Street, phone (250) 342-4367.

Kaleden - see Penticton.

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KAMLOOPS - GOVERNMENT OR CONTRACTED AGENCIES

Kamloops Outpatient Alcohol & Drug Services

For adults with addiction issues contact Kamloops Mental Health and Addiction Services located at 519 Columbia Street, phone (250) 851-7450 (after hours 250-377-0088). Most of the counselling services are group as opposed to individual. Intake hours are Monday to Friday 8:30 to 4:30 PM (open during noon hour).

For adults with addiction issues there is a day treatment program provided at the Cornerstone Resource Centre located at 100-540 Seymour Street. To access this service contact Kamloops Mental Health and Addiction Services or visit them during intake hours. 

For youth with addiction issues only, contact the Raven Program or the Osprey Program (court-mandated youth) which is located at 922 3rd Avenue, phone (250) 374-4634.

For youth ages 13 to 25 with addiction issues only there is also Axis Family Resourceslocated at 651 Victoria Street, phone (250) 851-2947 or toll-free 1(877) 392-1003. Axis has the 1st Step mobile treatment program that provides day, evening, and/or weekend treatment provided in communities throughout the Thompson Cariboo Health Region at various times and locations throughout the year. The 1st Step program utilizes a harm reduction approach and offers individualized treatment facilitated by a professional counselor and skilled youth worker.

For Native adults with addiction issues contact White Buffalo located at 211-750 Cottonwood Avenue, phone (250) 554-1176. White Buffalo is designed primarily for First Nations, Metis, and Inuit but also accepts Non-Natives. Program is based on the holistic wellness medicine wheel model. Hours are 8:30 to 4:30 pm Monday to Friday (closed noon hour).

For Native adults with addiction issues there is also the Interior Indian Friendship Centre located at 125 Palm Street, phone (250) 376-1296. Services are available to both Native and Non-Native individuals.

Kamloops Concurrent Mental Health/Addiction Services

For adults with mental health or concurrent mental health/addiction issues contact Kamloops Mental Health and Addiction Services (see contact information above). Two case managers specialize in adult concurrent disorders and several counsellors can treat both mild to moderate concurrent mental health/addiction. Most of the counselling services are group as opposed to individual while case management services are primarily individual and must have mental illness as a pre-requisite.

For youth with mental health or concurrent mental health/addiction issues contact CYMH Kamloops located at 210 - 1165 Battle Street, phone (250) 371-3648.

Youth in need of early psychosis intervention or that have disordered eating issues can also access services at Kamloops Mental Health and Addiction Services.

Kaslo - for adults with addiction or concurrent mental health/addiction issues contact North Kootenay Lake Community Services (NKLCS) located at 336 B Avenue, phone (250) 353-7691. Open Wednesdays 8:30 to 4:30 PM.

For adults with addiction issues or concurrent mental health/addiction issues contact also Kaslo Mental Health & Addictions located at 673 A Avenue, phone (250) 353-2291. Please note that NKLCS and Kaslo Mental Health & Addictions shares counselling resources so appointments may be scheduled at either location.

For youth 13 to 18 with addiction issues contact Freedom Quest , phone (250) 505-2395 or toll-free 1(877) 304-2676. Freedom Quest offers both day treatment and individual counselling. Other outpatient programs include a FASD program for families, a probation mandated program for youth (called "YSAM") and a peer support program for parents who are impacted by their youth's substance abuse (called the "Family Program").

For youth with mental health or concurrent mental health/addiction issues contact CYMH Kaslo which operates out of the same office as North Kootenay Lake Community Services (NKLCS). NKLCS is located at 336 B Avenue, phone (250) 353-7691. Open Wednesdays 8:30 to 4:30 PM.

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KELOWNA - GOVERNMENT OR CONTRACTED AGENCIES

Kelowna Outpatient Alcohol & Drug Services

For adults and youth with addiction issues contact Kelowna Alcohol & Drug Services located at #100-540 Groves Avenue, phone (250) 870-5777. Hours are:

. Mon, Tues and Fri 8:30 to  4:30 pm (closed noon hour)
. Wed, Thurs 8:30 to 8 pm (open noon hour)
. New Clients Drop-In Mon, Tues, Thurs, Fri 1:15 to 4 pm
. New Clients Drop-In Wed 9 to
11:30 am

Kelowna Alcohol & Drug services also work with youth in alternative (private, faith-based, etc.) school or out of school. Two outreach workers work with this population and their phone numbers are (250) 215-3113 or (250) 215-4446. Services can also be accessed through the main phone number provided above.

For youth ages 12 to 18 in mainstream schools in Kelowna and Westbank, there is ARC Programs Ltd. which offers the Changes Program located at 513 Bernard Avenue, phone (250) 763-2977. ARC Programs provide a range of alcohol and drug services including early intervention and outpatient treatment. Early intervention services are offered in schools located in School District #23 for kids identified as being at-risk of problematic substance use. Services include assessment, referral and brief intervention.

Kelowna Concurrent Mental Health/Addiction Services

For adults with mental health or concurrent mental health/addiction issues contact Kelowna Mental Health located at 1340 Ellis Street, phone (250) 868-7788. Hours are 8:00 to 4:30 pm Monday to Friday.

Adults requiring a referral to concurrent mental health/addiction services can also be assessed at Kelowna Alcohol & Drug Services (see above for contact information).

For youth with mental health or concurrent mental health/addiction issues contact CYMH Kelowna located at 204 - 260 Harvey, phone (250) 861-7301.

Kelsey Bay - see Campbell River.

Kent - see Harrison Hot Springs.

Keremeos - for adults with addiction issues only contact Keremeos Alcohol & Drug Services located on 700-3rd Street, phone (250) 499-3049. Keremeos Alcohol & Drug Services also provides services to Oliver, Osoyoos, and Princeton. Hours are Monday to Friday 8:30 to 4 pm.

For adults and youth with addiction issues there is also Pathways located at 996 Main Street in Penticton, phone (250) 492-0400. Some group work is available. Pathways also provides mainstream school-based prevention work in the Penticton area. Hours are Monday to Friday 8:30 to 4:30 (closed noon to 1 pm).

For youth with addiction or concurrent mental health/addiction issues see Keremeos Alcohol & Drug Services (see above).

For adults with mental health or concurrent mental health/addiction issues contact Keremeos Health Centre which is also located at 700-3rd Street, phone (250) 499-3029. Hours are 8 to 4:30 pm Monday to Friday.

For youth with mental health or concurrent mental health/addiction issues contact  CYMH Lower Similkameen Community Services Society located at Room A508A - 700 3rd Street, phone (250) 499-2352 ext. 3. Hours are 8:00 to 12 pm Monday to Friday.

For youth in schools with mental health or concurrent mental health/addiction issues CYMH also has school-based counsellors as part of the CYMH School Program, phone (250) 487-4422.

Kimberley - for adults and youth with addiction issues contact East Kootenay Addiction Services Society (EKASS) located out of Cranbrook, phone (250) 489-4344. Counsellors from Cranbrook schedule appointments a few days a week at the Kimberley Family Centre. Please call ahead to book an appointment.

For adults with mental health or concurrent mental health/addiction issues contact Kimberley Health Centre located at 260 4th Avenue, phone (250) 427-2215. Hours are 8:30 to 4:30 pm Monday to Friday (open noon hour). Intake workers see new clients Thursday afternoons. Please call ahead to set an appointment.

For youth with mental health or concurrent mental health/addiction issues contact CYMH Cranbrook, phone (250) or toll-free 1(800) 661-6131. A counsellor from Cranbrook will meet the client at the Kimberley Family Centre. 

Kitimat - for adults with addiction or concurrent mental health/addiction issues contact Kitimat Mental Health & Addiction Services located at 920 Lahakas Boulevard Drive, phone (250) 632-3181 ext. 2. Hours are 8:30 to 4:30 pm Monday to Friday (closed noon hour).

For youth with addiction issues only see Kitimat Mental Health & Addiction Services above.

For youth with mental health or concurrent mental health/addiction issues contact CYMH Kitimat located at 795 S. Lahakas Boulevard, phone (250) 632-7256. Hours are 8:30 to 4:30 pm Monday to Friday (open during lunch hour).

Ladner - see Delta.

Ladysmith - for adults with addiction issues contact the Adult Addiction Services Team in Nanaimo, phone (250) 760-0200.

For youth with addiction or concurrent mental health/addiction issues contact Discovery Youth and Family Services located at 1111 - 4th Avenue, phone (250) 739-5788 ext. 54806. Discovery is headquartered out of Nanaimo but has a local youth therapist in Ladysmith. Hours are 8:30 to 4:30 pm Monday to Friday.

For youth with mental health or concurrent mental health/addiction issues contact CYMH Nanaimo, phone (250) 741-3600. CYMH Nanaimo has a therapist in Ladysmith but intakes are coordinated through Nanaimo.

Lake Country - for youth in alternative (private, faith-based, etc.) school or out of school youth in Lake Country contact Kelowna Alcohol & Drug Services. Two outreach workers work with this population and their phone numbers are (250) 215-3113 or (250) 215-4446. Services can also be accessed through the office in Kelowna located at #100-540 Groves Avenue, phone (250) 870-5777.

For youth with mental health or concurrent mental health/addiction issues contact CYMH Kelowna, phone (250) 861-7301.

Lake Cowichan - see Duncan.

Lake Errock - see Agassiz or Mission.

Lakelse Lake - see Terrace.

Langford - see Victoria.

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LANGLEY - GOVERNMENT OR CONTRACTED AGENCIES

Langley Outpatient Alcohol & Drug Services

For adults and youth with addiction issues there is Langley Family Services which has Langley Community Services - Alcohol & Drug Program located at 5339 207th Street, phone (604) 534-7230 ext. 1110. Also serves Fort Langley and Aldergrove. Hours are 8:30 to 8:30 pm Monday to Friday (closed noon hour).

For youth with addiction issues there is also a school-based prevention program located at 26850 29th Avenue, phone (604) 856-2521.

Langley Concurrent Mental Health/Addiction Services

For adults with mental health or concurrent mental health/addiction issues contact Langley Mental Health Centre located at 305 - 20300 Fraser Highway, phone (604) 514-7940. Clients will first need to see a case worker for assessment. If appropriate, client with both mental health and addiction issues will then be referred on to the adult concurrent disorder therapist. Hours are 8:30 to 4:30 pm Monday, Tuesday, Friday and 8:30 to 7:30 pm Wednesday and Thursday.

Adults with concurrent mental health/addiction issues Langley Mental Health also have the Psychiatric Outpatient Program located at the Marion Ward Pavilion, 22051 Fraser Highway, phone (604) 533-6493. A referral is required from Langley Mental Health (see above).

For youth with concurrent mental health/addiction issues contact CYMH Langley located at #120 - 20434 64th Avenue, phone (604) 514-2711.

For individuals between the ages of 13 and 30 who are in the early stages of psychosis that may be caused by addiction, mental health or concurrent mental health/addiction issues contact the Fraser South Early Psychosis Intervention (EPI) Program, phone (604) 538-4278. After receiving a call, EPI sends a clinician to the home of the person with possible psychosis, usually within a few days. After an initial visit, EPI staff person then refers to another service if it is not psychosis or arrange to have the individual see a psychiatrist if it is psychosis. Please note this is NOT an emergency service. Emergencies should call 911 or go to the nearest hospital.

For youth 13 to 18 who have concurrent mental health/addiction issues there is also the Adolescent Day Treatment Program (ADTP) located at 13750 96th Avenue, phone (604) 585-5660. ADTP is offered four days a week up to four months. Mornings are for school work while afternoons are for therapy. This program is for youth living in Delta, Langley, Surrey, and White Rock. Intake is continuous but a referral from a physician, psychiatrist, or government counselor is required. Office hours are 8:30 am to 4:30 pm Monday to Friday.

Lantzville - see Parksville or Nanaimo.

Lavington - see Vernon.

Lazo - see Comox / Courtenay.

Lillooet - for adults with addiction or concurrent mental health/addiction issues contact Lillooet Mental Health & Addiction Services located at the Lillooet Hospital, 951 Murray Street, phone (250) 256-4233 (main number) or (250) 256-1319 (for addiction) or (250) 256-1343 (for mental health). Hours are 8:30 to 4:30 pm Monday to Friday.

For youth with addiction issues contact Lillooet Mental Health & Addictions (see above).

For youth with mental health or concurrent mental health/addiction issues contact CYMH Lillooet located at 514 Main St., phone (250) 256-2710. Hours are 8:30 to 4:30 pm Monday to Friday (closed noon hour).

For Native adults and youth with addiction issues contact Lillooet Friendship Centre located at 357 Main Street, phone (250) 256-4146. This program is available to both Native and Non-Native individuals.

Logan Lake - for adults with addiction or concurrent mental health/addiction issues contact Mental Health & Addictions located out of the Logan Lake Health Centre at #5 Beryl Drive, phone (250) 523-9414 ext. 1. Hours are Monday to Thursday 8:30 to 4 pm.

For youth with addiction issues only contact Axis Family Resources - 1st Step Program, phone (250) 320-4056. 1st Step is an outreach program based out of Kamloops.

For youth with mental health or concurrent mental health/addiction issues a youth counsellor comes from CYMH Kamloops and sets appointments to meet clients at the Logan Lake Health Centre every second Friday. For more information call CYMH Kamloops, phone (250) 371-3648.

Lone Butte - see 100 Mile House.

Lumby - for youth and adults with addiction or concurrent mental health/addiction issues contact Whitevalley Community Resource Centre located at 2114 Shuswap Avenue, phone (250) 547-8866. Program is available to Natives and non-Natives. Counselling services are available Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursdays 9 to 4:00 pm. Also serves the community of Cherryville.

See also Vernon.

Lytton - for adult and youth with addiction issues contact Lytton Mental Health & Addiction Services located at 844 Main Street, phone (250) 455-2216. Hours are Tuesdays 8:30 to 4:30 pm. See also Lillooet Mental Health & Addiction Services (see above).

For youth with mental health or concurrent mental health/addiction issues see CYMH Lillooet.

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Mackenzie - for adults or youth with addiction issues contact Mackenzie Counselling Services located at 220 Mackenzie Boulevard, phone (250) 997-6595. Hours are 9 to 4:30 pm Monday to Friday (closed Monday & Friday during the noon hour).

For adults with mental health or concurrent mental health/addiction issues contact Mackenzie Mental Health & Addictions located at the Mackenzie hospital, 45 Centennial Drive, (250) 997-3263 ext. 256. Please note a referral from a physician is required. Hours are 8:00 to 4:00 pm Monday to Friday (closed noon hour). 

Adults with mental health or concurrent mental health/addiction issues can also contact Mackenzie Counselling Services (see above).

For youth with mental health or concurrent mental health/addiction issues contact Mackenzie Counselling Services (has the Mackenzie contract for MCFD).

Malahat - see Victoria.

Mansons Landing - see Campbell River.

Maple Bay - see Duncan.

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MAPLE RIDGE  - GOVERNMENT OR CONTRACTED AGENCIES

Maple Ridge Outpatient Drug and Alcohol Treatment

For adults and youth with addiction issues contact Alouette Addiction Services located on 22477 Lougheed Highway, phone (604) 467-5179.  Also serves families and has support groups including a dual diagnosis support group. Hours are 8:30 to 4:30 pm Monday to Friday (closed noon hour).

Maple Ridge Concurrent Mental Health/Addiction Services

For adults with mental health or concurrent mental health/addiction issues contact Maple Ridge Mental Health Centre located at 500 - 22470 Dewdney Trunk Road, phone (604) 476-7165. A concurrent disorder therapist is available but clients must first be referred by the in-house case worker. Clients can self-refer to this program. Please call to set an appointment.

For youth with mental health or concurrent mental health/addiction issues contact CYMH Ridge Meadows located at 22323 119th Avenue, phone (604) 466-7300.

For youth with concurrent mental health/addiction issues there is also the CYMH Youth Day Treatment program for the North Fraser region located at 644 Poirier St. in Coquitlam, phone (604) 933-2533. This program is 5 hours a day, 4 days a week for an open-ended duration. A referral is required from CYMH and the client must have a psychiatric diagnosis.

For individuals between the ages of 13 and 30 in the early stages of psychosis caused by addiction, mental health or concurrent mental health/addiction issues contact the Fraser North Early Psychosis Intervention (EPI) Program, phone (604) 777-8386. After receiving a call, EPI sends a person to the home of the person with possible psychosis, usually within a few days. After an initial visit, the EPI staff person then refers on to another service if it is not psychosis or arranges to have the individual see a psychiatrist if it is psychosis. Please note this is NOT an emergency service. Emergencies should call 911 or go to the nearest hospital.

Masset - For adults with addiction or concurrent mental health/addiction issues contact Northern Health Mental Heath & Addictions located at 1545 Main Street, phone (250) 626-3918. Hours are 8:30 to 4:30 pm Monday to Friday (closed noon hour).

For youth with addiction issues only, there is currently no youth addiction counsellor. In the interim, adult counsellors at Northern Health Mental Health & Addictions are covering until the vacancy is filled.

For youth with mental health or concurrent mental health/addiction issues contact CYMH office in Masset. Please contact Queen Charlotte City CYMH located at 214 Oceanview Drive, Queen Charlotte City phone (250) 559-4403.

Mayne Island - for adults and youth with addiction issues Salt Spring Island Community Services provides services on Mayne Island, phone (250) 537-9971 or pager (250) 537-8091. The counsellor has office space on Mayne Island and other community locations.

For adults with mental health or concurrent mental health/addiction issues see the Salt Spring Island section.

For youth with mental health or concurrent mental health/addiction issues see the Salt Spring Island section.

Also see Victoria.

McBride - for adults with addiction or concurrent mental health/addiction issues contact Robson Valley Mental Health and Addictions located at the Community Health Centre (next to the hospital), 1126 5th Avenue, phone (250) 569-2251 ext. 238 or 242. Addiction counsellors are available Mondays and Wednesdays and every second Friday. On Tuesdays and Thursdays counsellors are in Valemount (see below). Hours are 8:30 to 4:10 pm.

For youth with addiction issues only see Robson Valley Mental Health and Addictions.

For youth with mental health or concurrent mental health/addiction issues contact CYMH McBride Robson Valley Home Support Society located at 942 3rd Avenue, phone (250) 569-2266. This office also works with substance-affected families of youth. Staff here divides their time between McBride and Valemount.

See also Valemount.

Meadow Creek - see Kaslo.

Merritt - for adults with addiction or concurrent mental health/addiction issues contact Merritt Mental Health & Addiction Services located at 3451 Voght Street, phone (250) 378-3401. Hours are 8:30 to 4:30 pm Monday to Friday (closed noon hour).

For youth with addiction issues only, ask for Jim Laidlaw at CYMH Merritt (see below).

For youth with mental health or concurrent mental health/addiction issues contact CYMH Merritt located at 2180 Coutlee Avenue, phone (250) 378-1476.

For Native adults and youth with addiction issues only there is Conayt Friendship Centre located at 1999 Garcia Street, phone (250) 378-5107. Conayt works primarily with Inuit, Metis, and First Nations but will accept Non-Native individuals. Hours are 8:30 to 5:00 pm Monday to Friday (open noon hour).

Merville - see Merville.

Metchosin - see Victoria.

Midway - see Grand Forks.

Mill Bay - see Duncan.

Milner - see Langley.

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MISSION - GOVERNMENT OR CONTRACTED AGENCIES

Mission Outpatient Drug and Alcohol Treatment

For adult and youth with addiction issues contact Fraser House located at 33063 4th Avenue, phone (604) 826-6810. Fraser House offers a 10-day intensive outpatient treatment program for at-risk youth. Priority for all programs is given to Mission residents. Office hours are 8:30 to 4:30 pm Monday to Friday (closed noon hour).

For individuals less than 24 years of age with addiction issues contact Impact Society located at 33328 Walsh Avenue in Abbotsford, phone (604) 853-1766. Also services Mission. Call to make an appointment or attend an orientation 4 pm Mondays (excluding holidays).

For youth with mental health or concurrent mental health/addiction issues Mission Community Services Society has the Youth Services Program which offers youth and family counseling as well as a day program. Counselling may not be addiction-specific but is low or no cost. A referral from MCFD may be required. Youth Services Program is located at 33179 2nd Avenue, phone (604) 826-3634.

For Natives with addiction issues contact Mission Indian Friendship Center located at 33150 First Avenue, phone (604) 826-1281 or toll-free 1(888) 826-4056. Office hours are 8:30 am to 4:30 pm Monday to Friday.

For Natives with addiction issues who are also in trouble with the law should contact Native Courtworker and Counselling Assn. of BC located at 203-9380 College Street, phone (604) 792-5535. Counselling services are designed to help Aboriginals better understand the court process. Also serves Abbotsford, Chilliwack, Hope, and Mission.

Mission Concurrent Mental Health/Addiction Services

For adults with mental health or concurrent mental health/addiction issues contact Mission Mental Health Centre located at 101-33070 5th Avenue, phone (604) 814-5600. A concurrent disorder therapist is available but first requires a referral from the in-house case worker.

For youth with concurrent mental health/addiction issues contact CYMH Mission located at 201 - 7364 Horne St., phone (604) 820-4300.

For individuals between the ages of 13 and 30 who are in the early stages of psychosis caused by addiction, mental health, or concurrent mental health/addiction issues contact the Early Psychosis Intervention (EPI) Program toll-free 1(866) 870-7847. After receiving a call, EPI sends a clinician to the home of the person with possible psychosis, usually within a few days. After an initial visit, the EPI staff person then refers clients on to another service if it is not psychosis or arranges to have the individual see a psychiatrist if it is psychosis. Serves Abbotsford, Agassiz, Chilliwack, Hope, and Mission. Please note this is NOT an emergency service. Emergencies should call 911 or go to the nearest hospital.

Monte Creek - see Kamloops.

Mount Currie - see Pemberton.

Mount Lehman - see Abbotsford.

Mount Waddington - see Port Hardy.

Nakusp - for adults with addiction or concurrent mental health/addiction issues contact Arrow & Slocan Lakes Mental Health & Addiction Services located at 97 1st Avenue Northeast, phone (250) 265-5253. Open Monday to Friday 8:30 to 4:30 pm (open noon hour).

For youth 13 to 18 years of age with addiction issues contact Freedom Quest , phone (250) 265-3318 or toll-free 1(877) 304-2676. Freedom Quest offers both day treatment and individual counselling. Other outpatient programs include a FASD program for families, a probation mandated program for youth (called "YSAM") and a peer support program for parents who are impacted by their youth's substance abuse (called the "Family Program").

For youth with mental health or concurrent mental health/addiction issues contact CYMH Arrow & Slocan Lakes Community Services located at 205 6th Avenue NW, phone (250) 265-3674.

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NANAIMO - GOVERNMENT OR CONTRACTED AGENCIES

Nanaimo Alcohol & Drug Services

For adults with addiction issues contact the Adult Addiction Services Team located at 3151 Barons Road, phone (250) 739-5880. Services include screening, assessment, referral, individual and group treatment. Services include assessment for the purpose of establishing a recovery/ treatment plan, individual and group treatment for those affected by alcohol and other drug-related difficulties, as well as information, education, and support. Access to all programs is through Brooks Landing Access Services at #203 - 2000 Island Hwy North; call 250-739-5710 for intake inquiries. Those wishing service can present at the Walk-In Clinic located behind Brooks Landing Mall, Monday through Friday between 10:00 and 6:15 p.m. No appointment is necessary.

For youth with addiction or concurrent mental health/addiction issues contact Discovery Youth and Family Addiction Services located at 206 - 96 Cavan St., phone (250) 739-5790. Hours are 8:30 to 5:00 pm Monday to Friday (closed noon hour)

For all persons (children, youth, adult, seniors) in crisis or requiring service due to addiction and/or mental health issues contact or go to Mental Health and Addiction Walk-In Crisis Counselling Clinic located behind Brooks Landing Mall, #203 – 2000 Island Hwy North, Nanaimo. Phone 250-739-5710. Service is available on a walk-in basis Monday through Friday from 10:00 a.m. -– 7:00 p.m. (last appointment begins by 6:15 p.m.). No appointment is necessary. A single session is provided by a Nurse or Therapist. Additional sessions and referral to other resources are provided as necessary.

Vancouver Island Crisis Line is available 24/7 by calling
1-888-494-3888.

Nanaimo Concurrent Mental Health/Addiction Services

For youth with concurrent mental health/addiction issues contact CYMH Nanaimo located at 101-488 Albert St., phone (250) 741-3600.

Discovery Youth and Family Services also provides youth concurrent mental health/addiction counselling. See above for contact information.

For adults and youth in crisis due to mental health issues contact Mental Health & Addictions Walk-in Counselling Clinic at Brooks Landing. This is for short-term counselling (up to 5 sessions), withdrawal management support, and crisis counselling. Provides referral to other mental health programs. Hours are 10 am to 7 pm Monday to Friday. See above for contact information.

Nanoose Bay - see Nanaimo or Parksville.

Naramata - see Penticton.

Nelson - for adults with addiction or concurrent mental health/addiction issues contact Nelson Mental Health & Addiction Services located at 2nd Floor - 333 Victoria Street, phone (250) 505-7248. Hours of operation are Monday to Friday 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM (closed noon hour).

For youth 13 to 18 with addiction issues contact Freedom Quest located at 608B Lake St., phone (250) 352-3783 or toll-free 1(877) 304-2676. Freedom Quest offers both day treatment and individual counselling. Other outpatient programs include a FASD program for families, a probation mandated program for youth (called "YSAM") and a peer support program for parents who are impacted by their youth's substance abuse (called the "Family Program").

For youth with mental health or concurrent mental health/addiction issues contact CYMH Nelson located at 566 Stanley St., phone (250) 354-6480. A second CYMH office with a youth counsellor is available at CYMH Nelson Community Services Centre located at 201 - 518 Lake St., phone (250) 352-3504.

New Denver - for adults with addiction or concurrent mental health/addiction issues contact New Denver Mental Health & Addiction Services at the Slocan Lakes Community Health Centre, phone (250) 358-7823. Services are available every Thursday. For services on other business days contact the Nakusp office of Arrow & Slocan Lakes Mental Health & Addiction Services, phone (250) 265-5253.

For youth with addiction or concurrent mental health/addiction issues contact Michael Garvey at the Freedom Quest satellite office in Nakusp, phone (250) 265-3674 ext. 209.

For youth with mental health or concurrent mental health/addiction issues contact Arrow & Slocan Lakes & Community Services in Nakusp, phone (250) 265-3674. An outreach from Nakusp provides outreach services to New Denver every Monday.

New Hazelton - see Hazelton.

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NEW WESTMINSTER - GOVERNMENT OR CONTRACTED AGENCIES

New Westminster Outpatient Alcohol & Drug Services

For adults with addiction issues there is Fraserside Community Services Society located at 519 7th Street, phone (604) 522-3722. Fraserside offers Perspectives Addiction Services (phone ext. 101).

For youth (12 to 24) with addiction issues there is Perspectives Youth & Family Outreach Services (phone ext. 108) which is for children, adolescents, and families, including parent consultation (see above for contact information and hours of operation).

For youth with addiction issues there is also a day treatment program available through Day, Evening, Weekend Youth Program (DEWY) located at 102-332 Columbia Street, phone (604) 523-5652. DEWY provides individual and group therapy as part of the day program which runs 35 hours per week for 10 to 12 weeks.

For street youth with addiction issues contact Protect Our Children (POC) Society located at 2-203 129 East Columbia Street, phone (604) 777-2967. POC provides assessments, counseling, and aftercare support.

For seniors 55 years or older with alcohol or prescription drug issues, contact Senior Well Aware Program (SWAP) located at 209-800 McBride Boulevard, phone (604) 662-7927 (Vancouver number). Office hours are 8:30 to 5 pm Monday to Friday. Serves Burnaby and New Westminster.

New Westminster Counselling Centre provides outpatient counseling and is staffed with counselors in training with direct supervision from UBC faculty. Counselling is not addiction-specific but is a free service. Location is 821 Eighth Street. Open September to June. For more information call (604) 525-6651.

New Westminster School Board School District 40 has the School-based Prevention Program for students and their parents which offers workshops in classrooms and the community. Phone (604) 517-5927 for more information.

New Westminster Concurrent Mental Health/Addiction Services

For adults with mental health or concurrent mental health/addiction issues contact New Westminster Mental Health Centre located at 2nd Floor 403 Sixth Street, phone (604) 777-6800. An adult concurrent disorder therapist is available at the New Westminster Mental Health Centre but first requires a referral from an in-house case worker. Individual and group therapy for concurrent mental health/addiction issues is available. 

For youth with mental health or concurrent mental health/addiction issues contact CYMH New Westminster located at 201-1065 Columbia St., phone (604) 990-9495.

For youth with mental health or concurrent mental health/addiction issues there is also the CYMH Youth Day Treatment program for the North Fraser region located at 644 Poirier St. in Coquitlam, phone (604) 933-2533. This program is 5 hours a day, 4 days a week for an open-ended duration. A referral is required from CYMH and the client must have a psychiatric diagnosis.

For individuals between the ages of 13 and 30 in the early stages of psychosis caused by addiction, mental health or concurrent mental health/addiction issues contact the Fraser North Early Psychosis Intervention (EPI) Program, phone (604) 777-8386. After receiving a call, EPI sends a clinician to the home of the person with possible psychosis, usually within a few days. After an initial visit, the EPI staff person then refers clients on to another service if it is not psychosis or arranges to have the individual see a psychiatrist if it is psychosis. Please note this is NOT an emergency service. Emergencies should call 911 or go to the nearest hospital.

Nimpo Lake - see Anahim Lake.

North Cowichan - see Duncan.

North Delta - see Delta.

North Saanich - see Victoria.

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NORTH VANCOUVER - GOVERNMENT OR CONTRACTED AGENCIES

North Vancouver Outpatient Alcohol & Drug Services

For adults and youth with addiction issues contact Central Community Health Centre (formerly 'North Shore Health') located at 132 W Esplanade, North Vancouver, B.C. V7M 1A2, phone: (604) 983-6700. Hours are Mon - Fri, 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.. Please note that West Coast Alternatives Society has closed its doors.

For adults and youth with addiction issues there is a day program at Stepping Stones located at West Community Health Centre, 2nd Floor - 990 22nd Street in West Vancouver, phone (604) 904-6180 (switchboard) or (604) 904-6182 (for the Intake Social Worker). Stepping Stones has the North Shore Adult and Seniors Addiction Day Program which is The Stepping Stones program which is 8-weeks in duration, 3-4 hours per day, Monday to Friday. This program is designed for adults and seniors who are in early recovery or aiming for abstinence. Serves the North Shore and Coast Garibaldi but will occassionally take clients from other communities. Office hours are 8:30 to 5 pm Monday to Friday.

For Native adults and youth with addiction issues contact So-Sah-Latch Health and Family Centre, located at 422 West Esplanade, phone (604) 985-7826. So-Sah-Latch Health provides drug and alcohol counseling to members of the Squamish Nation.

North Vancouver Concurrent Mental Health/Addiction Services

Adults
For adults with addiction or concurrent mental health/addiction issues contact North Shore Assessment & Treatment Services located at 500-145 West 17th Street, phone (604) 904-3577. North Shore Assessment & Treatment Services is a division of VCHA. Individuals must be stabilized (not in psychosis), otherwise should see Community Psychiatric Services (see below). North Shore Assessment & Treatment has a full team of mental health professionals. 

For adults who are actively psychotic or have concurrent mental health/addiction issues contact VCHA Community Psychiatric Services located at 1350 Saint Andrews Avenue, phone (604) 983-6020. Office hours are 8:30 to 4:30 pm Monday to Friday.

For adults with mental health issues only contact the North and West Vancouver branches of the Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA) which offers brief counseling services (up to four sessions, one hour maximum, $10 per session) in collaboration with BC Association of Clinical Counsellors. This service is limited to North Shore residents.

Youth
For youth with concurrent mental health/addiction issues contact the North Shore Child and Youth Mental Health and Addiction Network (NETWORK), phone (604) 984-3770. NETWORK is comprised of a coordinated continuum of services and is funded by the MCFD and VCHA.  Services include MCFD's Child and Youth Mental Health program (CYMH), the Child and Adolescent program, Youth Concurrent Disorders program, Child and Youth Addiction Day Program and the Child and Youth Mental Health Hospital Liaision program.

For youth with mental health or concurrent mental health/addiction issues there is North Shore CYMH which offers 4 programs, 2 of which have an addiction component:

(1) Jump Start is an substance abuse day program for youth ages 13 to 24. North Shore kids who have been kicked out of school for substance abuse are recommended to enrol in Jump Start. This program is also Also facilitates parent support groups, family counselling, and referrals to other programs. Jump Start is located at 148 East 15th Street, North Vancouver, phone (604) 984-3770.
(2) Youth Concurrent Disorders Program is for youth with co-existing addiction and mental illness
(3) Therapeutic Day Program is for students who are struggling with regular schooling. It is not addiction or mental health therapy-focused per se but rather focused on school curriculum.
(4) Child and Adolescent Program is for kids who have a mental illness. Individual and group counselling services are provided.

To access one of these programs call (604) 984-3770.

North Vancouver Addiction Prevention Programs

The North Shore Crystal Meth Task Force educates retailers on ingredients in the manufacture of crystal meth and raises awareness among youth and families about the dangers of crystal meth.  For more information call (604) 988-7225.
 
Oak Bay - see Victoria.

Ocean Falls - see Bella Coola.

Okanagan Falls - see Penticton or Oliver.

Oliver - for adults and youth with addiction or concurrent mental health/addiction services contact Desert Sun Counselling & Resource Centre located at 35649 97th Street, phone (250) 498-2538. Youths require a referral but adults may self-refer. Hours of operation are Monday to Thursday 1 to 5 pm. 

For adults and youth with addiction issues contact Pathways located at 996 Main Street in Penticton, phone (250) 492-0400. Some group work is available. Hours are Monday to Friday 8:30 to 4:30 (closed noon hour).

For adults and youth with addiction issues there is also an Interior Health-funded addiction counsellor, Stuart Johnston, who works in both Oliver and Osoyoos. Stuart can be reached directly at (250) 485-8708.

For adults and youth with mental health or concurrent mental health/addiction issues there is an Interior Health-funded therapist, Paul Edwards, who works in both Oliver and Osoyoos. Paul can be reached directly at (250) 485-7165.

For youth with mental health or concurrent mental health/addiction issues contact CYMH Penticton located at 351-740 Carmi Avenue, phone (250) 487-4422.

Osoyoos - for adults with addiction or concurrent mental health/addiction issues contact Osoyoos Mental Health & Addictions located at 8701 Main Street, phone (250) 495-6543. Hours are Monday to Friday 8:00 to 4 PM (closed noon hour).

For adults and youth requiring addiction services there is also an Interior Health-funded addiction counsellor, Stuart Johnston, who works in both Oliver and Osoyoos. Stuart can be reached directly at (250) 485-8708.

For adults and youth requiring mental health or concurrent mental health/addiction services there is also an Interior Health-funded therapist, Paul Edwards, who works in both Oliver and Osoyoos. Paul can be reached directly at (250) 485-7165.

For adults and youth with addiction issues contact Pathways located at 996 Main Street in Penticton, phone (250) 492-0400. Some group work is available. Pathways also provides some school-based prevention work in the Penticton area. Hours are Monday to Friday 8:30 to 4:30 (closed noon hour).

For youth with mental health or concurrent mental health/addiction issues contact CYMH Penticton located at 351 - 740 Carmi Avenue, phone (250) 487-4422.

For youth in Osoyoos schools with mental health or concurrent mental health/addiction issues CYMH Penticton also has the School Program.

Oyama - see Vernon or Kelowna.

Panorama - see Invermere.

Parksville - For adults with addiction or concurrent mental health/addiction issues contact Mental Health & Addictions located at 249 West Hirst Avenue, phone (250) 947-8228.

For youth with addiction or concurrent mental health/addiction issues contact Discovery Youth and Family Services in Nanaimo, phone (250) 739-5790. Alternatively, contact the local Parksville youth therapist located at 155 Weld Street, phone (250) 927-2956. Hours are 8:30 to 5:00 pm Monday to Friday (closed noon hour).

For adults 55 and older contact the Seniors and Outreach Mental Health team located at 124 McCarter Street, phone (250) 947-8225. Also provides referral to other addiction services. Outpatient detox is provided with the support of nurses and physicians.

For youth with mental health or concurrent mental health/addiction issues contact CYMH Parksville located at 124 McCarter St., phone (250) 954-4737.

Parson - see Golden.

Peachland - for youth in alternative (private, faith-based, etc.) school or out of school youth contact Kelowna Alcohol & Drug Services located at #100-540 Groves Avenue in Kelowna, phone (250) 870-5777. Two outreach workers work with this population and their phone numbers are (250) 215-3113 or (250) 215-4446.

For other addiction or mental health services see Kelowna.

Pemberton - for adults and seniors with addiction or concurrent mental health/addiction issues contact Pemberton Health Centre located at 1403 Portage Road, phone (604) 894-6939. Currently, the addiction counsellor position in Pemberton is vacant.

For adult women with addiction or concurrent mental health/addiction issues contact Sea to Sky Community Services located at 1357 Aster St., phone (604) 894-6101. This program also makes referrals to other programs.

For youth with addiction issues only contact Sea-to-Sky Community Services in Squamish, phone (604) 892-5796 or toll-free 1(877) 892-2022. Sea-to-Sky has a master's level addiction therapist that works with youth. Sea to Sky Community Services also offers a school-based addiction prevention program for schools in Pemberton.

For youth with mental health or concurrent mental health/addiction issues contact CYMH Pemberton located at 205 - 1366 Aster St., phone (604) 894-2091.

For adults in crisis with addiction issues or concurrent mental health/addiction issues contact the Crisis Response Team, phone (604) 892-6365 or toll free 1(866) 892-6365. 

Pender Harbour - see Sechelt.

Pender Island - for adults and youth with addiction issues Salt Spring Island Community Services provides services on Pender Island, phone (250) 537-9971 or pager (250) 537-8091. The counsellor has office space on Pender Island and other community locations.

For adults with mental health or concurrent mental health/addiction issues see the Salt Spring Island section.

For youth with mental health or concurrent mental health/addiction issues see the Salt Spring Island section.

Penticton - for adults or youth with addiction or concurrent mental health/addiction issues contact Penticton Mental Health and Addictions - Penticton Alcohol & Drug Services, located at 740 Carmi Avenue, phone (250) 770-3555. Hours of operation are Monday to Friday 8 to 4:30 PM.

For adults and youth with addiction issues there is also Pathways located at 996 Main Street, phone (250) 492-0400. Some group work is available. Pathways also provides some school-based prevention work in the Penticton area. Hours are Monday to Friday 8:30 to 4:30 (closed noon hour).

For youth with mental health or concurrent mental health/addiction issues contact CYMH Penticton located at 351 - 740 Carmi Avenue, phone (250) 487-4422. CYMH Penticton also provides school counselling in outlying communities such as Keremeos and Summerland.

Pitt Meadows - for adults and youth with addiction or concurrent mental health/addiction issues contact Alouette Addiction Services located on 22477 Lougheed Highway, phone (604) 467-5179. Includes support groups. Hours are 8:30 to 4:30 pm Monday to Friday (closed noon hour).

For youth with mental health or concurrent mental health/addiction issues contact the CYMH Youth Day Treatment program for the North Fraser region located at 644 Poirier St. in Coquitlam, phone (604) 933-2533. This program is 5 hours a day, 4 days a week for an open-ended duration. A referral is required from CYMH and the client must have a psychiatric diagnosis. Serves all communities in the North Fraser area.

For youth with mental health or concurrent mental health/addiction issues contact CYMH Maple Ridge located at 22323 119th Avenue in Maple Ridge, phone (604) -7300. Hours are 8:30 to 4:30 pm Monday to Friday (open noon hour).

Port Alberni - For adults with addiction or concurrent mental health/addiction issues contact Port Alberni Mental Health & Addictions located at 4780 Roger Street, phone (250) 731-1311. Hours are 8:30 to 4:30 pm Monday to Friday. Please call first to schedule an intake.

For adults in crisis with addiction or mental health issues contact the Community Response Team. A team of nurses is available to help clients in need of stabilization from alcohol or drugs. See Port Alberni Mental Health & Addictions for contact information.

For youth with addiction or concurrent mental health/addiction issues contact Alberni Valley Drug & Alcohol Prevention Services (A.D.A.P.S.) located at 4259 6th Avenue, phone (250) 724-6166. 

For youth with mental health or concurrent mental health/addiction issues contact CYMH Port Alberni located at 4000 Stamp Avenue, phone (250) 720-2650. Call first since the therapists are located in a separate building.

Port Alice - see Port Hardy or Port McNeill.

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PORT COQUITLAM - GOVERNMENT OR CONTRACTED AGENCIES

Port Coquitlam Outpatient Alcohol & Drug Services

For adults and youth with addiction issues, contact SHARE Family and Community Services located at 200-25 King Edward Street in Coquitlam, phone (604) 936-3900. For adults, youth, and their families, counselling, planning, education, referral and prevention services are provided.

Port Coquitlam Concurrent Mental Health/Addiction Services

For adults with mental health or concurrent mental health/addiction issues contact Tri-Cities Mental Health Centre located at 1 - 2232 Elgin Avenue, phone (604) 777-8400. An adult concurrent disorder therapist is available but clients will first need to be assessed by an in-house case worker. Self-referrals accepted. Serves Anmore, Belcarra, Coquitlam, Port Coquitlam, and Port Moody.

For youth with mental health or concurrent mental health/addiction issues contact the CYMH Youth Day Treatment program for the North Fraser region located at 644 Poirier St. in Coquitlam, phone (604) 933-2533. This program is 5 hours a day, 4 days a week for an open-ended duration. A referral is required from CYMH and the client must have a psychiatric diagnosis. Serves all communities in the North Fraser area.

For youth with mental health or concurrent mental health/addiction issues contact CYMH Tri-Cities located at Suite 300 - 3003 St. John's Street in Port Moody, phone (604) 469-7600. Hours are 8:30 to 4:30 pm Monday to Friday (open noon hour).

For individuals between the ages of 13 and 30 in the early stages of psychosis caused by addiction, mental health or concurrent mental health/addiction issues contact the Fraser North Early Psychosis Intervention (EPI) Program, phone (604) 777-8386. After receiving a call, EPI sends a clinician to the home of the person with possible psychosis, usually within a few days. After an initial visit, the EPI staff person then refers the client on to another service if it is not psychosis or arranges to have the individual see a psychiatrist if it is psychosis. Serves Burnaby, New Westminster, Coquitlam, Port Coquitlam, Port Moody, and Maple Ridge. Please note this is NOT an emergency service. Emergencies should call 911 or go to the nearest hospital.

Port Edward - see Prince Rupert.

Port Hardy - for adults with addiction or concurrent mental health/addiction issues contact Port Hardy Mental Health & Addiction Services located at 7070 Shorncliffe Avenue, phone (250) 902-6051. Provides services for Port McNeill, Port Hardy, Port Alice, Alert Bay, and Zeballos.

For youth with addiction or concurrent mental health/addiction issues contact Youth and Family Addiction Services located 7305 Market Street, phone (250) 902-6063.. Youth and Family Addiction Services works with youth 13 to 19, and in some situations, young adults. Hours are 8:30 to 4:30 pm Monday to Friday.

For youth with mental health or concurrent mental health/addiction issues contact CYMH Port Hardy located at 7115 Market St., phone (250) 949-8011. CYMH Port Hardy serves the same population as Youth and Family Addiction Services (and often collaborate) but serve only up to 18 years of age.

There is a 24 hour crisis line for people with addiction issues, phone (250) 949-6033.

Port McNeill - for adults with addiction or concurrent mental health/addiction issues contact Port McNeill Mental Health & Addiction Services located at 2750 Kingcome Place, phone (250) 956-4461.

For youth with addiction issues contact Peter Carter of Youth & Family Addiction Services, phone (250) 230-3513.

For youth with mental health or concurrent mental health/addiction issues contact CYMH Port Hardy, phone (250) 949-8011.

There is a 24 hour crisis line for people with addiction issues, phone (250) 949-6033.

Port Moody - for adults and youth with addiction issues contact SHARE Family and Community Services located at 2615 Clarke St. - 2nd Floor in Port Moody, phone (604) 936-3900 or at 200-25 King Edward Street in Coquitlam, phone (604) 540-9161. Orientations are held on Wednesdays at 6 pm.

For adults with mental health or concurrent mental health/addiction issues contact Tri-Cities Mental Health Centre located at 1 - 2232 Elgin Ave, phone (604) 777-8400.

For youth with mental health or concurrent mental health/addiction issues contact CYMH Tri-Cities located at 300 - 3003 St. Johns St. in Port Moody, phone (604) 469-7600. CYMH also has the North Fraser Eating Disorders program located in the same office. Hours are 8:30 to 4:30 pm Monday to Friday (open noon hour).

For youth with mental health or concurrent mental health/addiction issues there is also the CYMH Youth Day Treatment program for the North Fraser region located at 644 Poirier St. in Coquitlam, phone (604) 933-2533. This program is 5 hours a day, 4 days a week for an open-ended duration. A referral is required from CYMH and the client must have a psychiatric diagnosis.

For individuals between the ages of 13 and 30 in the early stages of psychosis caused by addiction, mental health or concurrent mental health/addiction issues contact the Fraser North Early Psychosis Intervention (EPI) Program, phone (604) 777-8386. After receiving a call, EPI sends a clinician to the home of the person with possible psychosis, usually within a few days. After an initial visit, the EPI staff person then refers clients on to another service if it is not psychosis or arranges to have the individual see a psychiatrist if it is psychosis. Serves Burnaby, New Westminster, Coquitlam, Port Coquitlam, Port Moody, and Maple Ridge. Please note this is NOT an emergency service. Emergencies should call 911 or go to the nearest hospital.

Port Renfrew - see Victoria.

Powell River - for adults with addiction or concurrent mental health/addiction issues contact Powell River Mental Health & Addiction Services located at the Powell River General Hospital, 5000 Joyce Ave., 3rd Floor, phone (604) 485-3300.

Youth with addiction issues only are directed to Powell River Mental Health & Addiction Services. Ask for Susan Hill.

For youth with mental health or concurrent mental health/addiction issues contact CYMH Powell River located at 202-7373 Duncan Street, phone (604) 485-3090 or (604) 485-3722.

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PRINCE GEORGE - GOVERNMENT OR CONTRACTED AGENCIES

Prince George Outpatient Alcohol & Drug Services

For adults with addiction issues only contact Adult Community Addiction Services located at the Community Response Unit, 201-1705 3rd Avenue, phone (250) 565-2668. Hours are 8:30 to 4:30 pm Monday to Friday (closed 12 noon to 12:30 pm).

For adults with addiction issues only contact Adult Community Addiction Services located at the Community Response Unit, 201-1705 3rd Avenue, phone (250) 565-2668.

For Native adults or youth with addiction or concurrent mental health/addiction issues contact the Native Healing Centre which is part of the Friendship Center located at 1600 3rd Avenue, phone (250) 564-3568. Programs are open to both Natives and Non-Natives and is based on a holistic wellness model.  Hours are 8:30 to 4:30 pm Monday to Friday (closed noon hour). Thursday hours are 8:30 to 12 noon.

Prince George Concurrent Mental Health/Addiction Services

For adults with mental health or concurrent mental health/addiction issues contact the Community Response Unit (CRU) located at 201 - 1705 3rd Avenue, phone (250) 565-2668. The Community Response Unit (CRU) acts as the primary point of entry for all adult community mental health and addiction services and provides support to the hospital emergency department in assessing/stabilizing/identifying appropriate services for those who present at Emergency with mental health and addiction issues concerns. Please note that this service provides short-term counselling services only.

Adults that require longer-term mental health or concurrent mental health/addiction counselling will then be referred to the Community Outreach Assertive Services Team (COAST) located at 1444 Edmonton Street, phone (250) 565-7472. Hours are 8 to 4:30 pm Monday to Friday (open noon hour). Please note that CRU often refers to COAST.

For youth with mental health or concurrent mental health/addiction issues contact CYMH Prince George located at 1040 3rd Avenue, phone (250) 614-2660. Hours are 8:30 to 4:30 pm Monday to Friday (closed noon hour).

For youth with mental health or concurrent mental health/addiction issues there is also Intersect Youth & Family Services Society located at 1294 3rd Avenue, phone (250) 562-6639. Hours of operation are 8:30 to 4:30 pm Monday to Friday.

Prince Rupert - for adults with addiction or concurrent mental health/addiction issues contact Prince Rupert Mental Health & Addictions located at 300-3rd Avenue, phone (250) 624-7510.

Youth (over 14 years of age) with addiction issues only can access services at Prince Rupert Mental Health & Addictions.

For youth with mental health or concurrent mental health/addiction issues contact CYMH Prince Rupert located at 580 - 309 2nd Ave. W, phone (250) 624-7594.

For Native adults and youth with addiction issues only contact Friendship House Association of Prince Rupert located at 744 Fraser Street, phone (250) 627-1717 extension 34. Hours of operation are Monday to Friday 9 to 5 pm. Friendship House follows a Native-based approach to addiction but Non-Natives are also welcome.

For Native adults and youth with addiction issues only three is also Northwest Band Family Counselling located at #4 - 101 1st Avenue East, (250) 627-8435 or toll-free 1(866) 627-8434. Northwest Band Family Counselling is open to Natives and Non-Natives but has a Native approach. Northwest Band also works with couples and families.

Princeton - For adult and youth with addiction issues contact Princeton/Keremeos Alcohol & Drug Services located at 98 Ridgewood Drive, phone (250) 295-4449 (message only) or (250) 499-3049. The numbers provided are Keremeos-based and the counsellor for this program is based out of Keremeos. Hours are Monday, Wednesday, and Friday 10 to 4 pm.

For youth with addiction issues only contact Princeton/Keremeos Alcohol & Drug Services.

For youth with mental health or concurrent mental health/addiction issues there is CYMH Penticton which provides a youth counsellor to Princeton. For more information phone (250) 487-4422. CYMH Pentiction also offers a school-based mental health program for youth in the Princeton school district. For more information on the CYMH School Program call (250) 487-4422.

Quadra Island - see Campbell River.

Qualicum Beach - see Parksville.

Quathiaski Cove - see Campbell River.

Queen Charlotte City
For adults with addiction or concurrent mental health/addiction issues contact Queen Charlotte Mental Health & Addictions located at 302 2nd Avenue, phone (250) 559-8765.

For youth with addiction issues see Queen Charlotte Mental Health & Addictions.

For youth with mental health or concurrent mental health/addiction issues contact CYMH Queen Charlotte Islands located at 214 Oceanview Drive, Queen Charlotte City, phone (250) 559-4403.

Quesnel - for adults with addiction or concurrent mental health/addiction issues contact Quesnel Addiction Services located at GR Baker Memorial Hospital, 543 Front Street, phone (250) 992-5189. Addiction services are provided through Quesnel Alcohol & Drug Services. Hours are Monday to Friday 8 to 4 pm (closed noon hour).

For adults with mental health or concurrent mental health/addiction issues contact Adult Mental Health located at 627 Walkem Street, phone (250) 983-6828. Hours are 8:30 to 4:30 Monday to Friday (closed noon hour).

For youth with addiction issues only contact Quesnel Addiction Services (see above).

For youth with mental health or concurrent mental health/addiction issues contact CYMH Quesnel located at 163 Kinchant St., phone (250) 992-4267. Hours are 8:30 to 4:30 pm Monday to Friday.

Radium Hot Springs - see Invermere.

Revelstoke - for adults (including elderly) with addiction or concurrent mental health/addiction issues contact Revelstoke Mental Health & Addictions located at 1200 Newlands Road, Queen Victoria Hospital, phone (250) 814-2241. The addiction program here is known as Revelstoke Alcohol & Drug Services. Hours are Monday to Friday 8:30 to 4:30 PM (closed noon hour).

For adults and youth with addiction issues or concurrent mental health/addiction issues there is also Community Connections located at 314 2nd Street East, phone (250) 837-2920 (ext. 31). Hours of operation are Monday to Friday 8:30 to 4:30 pm.

Youth with addiction issues only are also referred to Revelstoke Alcohol & Drug Services (see above).

For youth with mental health or concurrent mental health/addiction issues contact CYMH Revelstoke located at 210 Garden Avenue, phone (250) 837-7612. Hours are 8:30 am to 4:30 pm (closed noon hour) Monday to Friday.

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RICHMOND - GOVERNMENT OR CONTRACTED AGENCIES

Richmond Outpatient Alcohol & Drug Services

For adults with addiction issues contact Richmond Transitions located at Suite 600 - 8100 Granville Ave. in Richmond, phone (604) 244-5486. Monday, Thursday, and Friday between 9 am and 5 pm and Tuesday and Wednesdays 9 am to 8 pm. Reception is closed for lunch 12 noon to 1 pm Monday to Friday. Self-referral is acceptable but clients must reside in Richmond or have a Richmond-based doctor. For seniors with addiction issues Richmond Addiction Services has an outreach service (see below for contact information).

For adults admitted to the hospital and struggling with addiction or concurrent mental health and addiction contact the Drug and Alcohol Resource Team (DART) located at the Richmond Hospital, 7000 Westminster Highway, phone (604) 244-5396. Hours are 8:30 to 4:30 pm Monday to Friday (closed noon hour). Once a client is admitted to the hospital, he/she may self-refer or have a family member refer.

For adults with gambling issues there is a problem gambling counsellor located at Richmond Addiction Services, phone (604) 270-9220 (see address in next paragraph).

For youth 12 to 25 with addiction issues contact Richmond Addiction Services (RAS) located at #200 - 7900 Alderbridge Way, phone (604) 270-9220. RAS has individual youth, youth and senior outreach, and family counselling. RAS also has the Constructive Alternative to Teen Suspension (CATS) which is a mandatory three day commitment for students who have violated the drug and alcohol policy in the Richmond School District. Individual, Services are available in English, Cantonese, and Mandarin, Urdu, & Hindi.

For adults and youth with concurrent mental health/addiction issues contact DART (see address above) or the Center for Concurrent Disorders - Vancouver Community Mental Health Services located at 255 East 12th Avenue, phone (604) 255-9843 or for seniors (604) 687-7927. Serves Vancouver and Richmond residents. New clients are asked to call and attend the Wednesday 3 pm info session.



For youth 13 to 24 with addiction issues there is also a day treatment program at Watari Youth Day Treatment Program located at 251A East 11th Avenue in Vancouver, phone (604) 438-3755. Open to residents of Richmond and Vancouver.  Hours are and 9:00 to 2:00 pm Monday and 9:00 to 5:00 pm Tuesday to Friday (open noon hour).

Richmond Concurrent Outpatient Mental Health and Addiction Treatment

For youth with mental health or concurrent mental health/addiction issues contact CYMH Richmond VCHA Child & Adolescent Program located at 200-6100 Bowling Green Road (near Minoru Park), phone (604) 207-2511.

CYMH also has a school-based program for Richmond students called CYMH School Program located at 6468 Blundell Road, phone (604) 718-4056. Students work with psychiatrists and therapists and there is also support for their families.

For adults or youth in crisis from addiction or mental health issues contact CHIMO Crisis Services, phone (604) 279-7070.

For individuals between the ages of 13 and 30 in the early stages of psychosis that may be caused by addiction, mental health or concurrent mental health/addiction issues contact the Richmond/Vancouver Early Psychosis Intervention (EPI) Program located at 2750 East Hastings St., 3rd Floor in Vancouver, phone (604) 675-3875. After receiving a call, EPI sends a clinician to the home of the person with possible psychosis, usually within a few days. After an initial visit, a referral is made to another service if it is not psychosis or, if there is a diagnosis of psychosis, to schedule an appointment with a psychiatrist. Please note this service is NOT for strictly drug-induced psychosis, nor is it an emergency service. Emergencies should call Richmond/Vancouver Emergency Services at (604) 874-7307, call 911 or go to the nearest hospital.

Roberts Creek - see Sechelt or Gibsons.

Rosedale - see Chilliwack.

Rossland - see Trail.

Royston - see Comox / Courtenay.

Saanich - see Victoria.

Saanichton (Central Saanich) - see Victoria.

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Salmo - for adults with addiction or concurrent mental health/addiction issues contact Salmo Community Resource Society located at 311 Railway Avenue, phone (250) 357-2277. Hours of operation are Monday to Thursday 9 to 4 pm (closed noon hour).

For youth 13 to 18 with addiction issues contact Freedom Quest , phone (250) 364-0082, (250) 304-8303 or toll-free 1(877) 304-2676. Freedom Quest offers both day treatment and individual counselling. Other outpatient programs include a FASD program for families, a probation mandated program for youth (called "YSAM") and a peer support program for parents who are impacted by their youth's substance abuse (called the "Family Program").

For youth with mental health or concurrent mental health/addiction issues contact CYMH at Salmo Community Resource Society (see above for contact information and hours of operation).

Salmon Arm - for adults with addiction or concurrent mental health/addiction issues contact Salmon Arm Alcohol & Drug Services located at 431 Hudson Avenue NE, phone (250) 833-4103. Hours are Monday to Friday 8:00 to 4:30 PM (closed 11:45 to
12:45 pm).

For youth with addiction issues or concurrent mental health/addiction issues Salmon Arm Alcohol & Drug Services has a full-time youth counsellor.

For adults with mental health or concurrent mental health/addiction issues contact Salmon Arm Mental Health located at 851 16th Street NE, phone (250) 833-4100. Hours are Monday to Friday 8:00 to 4:30 pm (open noon hour).

For youth with mental health or concurrent mental health/addiction issues contact CYMH Salmon Arm located at 550 Lakeshore Drive NE, phone (250) 832-1719.

For youth with behavioural problems or parenting conflicts but not necessarily mental health or addiction issues contact the Family Resource Centre at phone (250) 832-2170.

Salt Spring Island - for adults and youth with addiction or concurrent mental health/addiction issues contact Adult and Family Addictions Services - Salt Spring Island Community Services Society located at 268 Fulford-Ganges Road, phone (250) 537-9971. This service also offers programming for substance-affected youth and family members. Office hours are 9:00 to 4:00 pm Monday to Friday (closed noon hour). Addiction services are available Monday/Tuesday/Wednesday 9 am to 4 pm on Salt Spring Island and Thursday/Friday 8:00 to 1:00 pm on Galiano, Mayne, Pender & Saturna Island.

Sandspit - see Masset or Queen Charlotte City.

Sardis - see Chilliwack.

Saturna Island - for adults and youth with addiction issues Salt Spring Island Community Services provides services on Saturna Island, phone (250) 537-9971 or pager (250) 537-8091. The counsellor has office space on Saturna Island and other community locations.

For adults with mental health or concurrent mental health/addiction issues see the Salt Spring Island section.

For youth with mental health or concurrent mental health/addiction issues see the Salt Spring Island section.

Also see Victoria.

Savona - see Kamloops.

Sayward - see Campbell River.

Scotch Creek - see Chase or Salmon Arm.

Sechelt - for adults with addiction or concurrent mental health/addictions contact Addiction and Home Detox Program located at 5544 Sunshine Coast Highway at St. Mary's Hospital in Sechelt, phone (604) 885-8678. Addiction and Home Detox is part of Sunshine Coast Mental & Addictions. Hours are 8:30 to 4:30 pm (closed noon hour).

For adults with mental health or concurrent mental health/addiction services contact Sunshine Coast Mental Health & Addictions located at 5542 Sunshine Coast Highway at St. Mary's Hospital in Sechelt, phone (604) 885-6101. Hours are 8:30 to 4:30 pm (open noon hour).

For youth with addiction issues only contact the Addiction and Home Detox Program in Sechelt (contact info above).

For youth with mental health or concurrent mental health/addiction issues contact CYMH Sechelt located at 5498 Wharf Avenue, phone (604) 740-8900. Hours are 8:30 to 4:30 pm Monday to Friday (closed during noon hour).

Shawnigan Lake - see Duncan.

Sicamous - Most mental health and addiction agencies in Salmon Arm provide outreach support to Sicamous one day a week. For example, a counsellor from Salmon Arm Alcohol & Drug Services visits Sicamous every Tuesday. For more information contact the appropriate Salmon Arm agency directly.

Appointments are typically scheduled for Eagle Valley Family Resource Centre located at 1214 Shuswap Avenue in Sicamous, phone (250) 836-3440.

Sidney - see Victoria.

Silverton - see New Denver.

Skookumchuck (Kootenay) - see Kimberley.

Slocan Park - for youth 13 to 18 with addiction issues contact Freedom Quest located at W.E. Graham Community Services Society (see address below). Contact the main office for Freedom Quest, phone (250) 304-2676 or toll-free 1(877) 304-2676. Freedom Quest offers both day treatment and individual counselling. Other outpatient programs include a FASD program for families, a probation mandated program for youth (called "YSAM") and a peer support program for parents who are impacted by their youth's substance abuse (called the "Family Program").

For youth with addiction issues W.E. Graham Community Services Society provides school-based services for youth. Their office is located at 915 Harold St., phone (250) 355-2484.

For additional addiction or mental health services see Nelson.

Smithers - for adults with addiction or concurrent mental health/addiction issues contact Smithers Mental Health and Addictions located at 3793 Alfred Avenue, phone (250) 847-6405. Hours are 8:30 to 4:30 pm Monday to Friday (closed noon hour).

For youth with addiction issues only see Smithers Mental Health and Addictions above.

For youth with mental health or concurrent mental health/addiction issues contact CYMH Smithers located at 2nd Floor 3793 Alfred Avenue, phone (250) 847-7727.

Sooke - see Victoria.

Sorrento - see Chase.

South Delta - see Delta.

Spallumcheen - see Vernon.

Sparwood - for adults or youth with addiction issues contact Addiction Services in Fernie, toll-free phone 1(800) 644-6144. Youth with addictions are met at school while adult appointments are scheduled Wednesdays and Fridays at Sparwood Health Unit. Also serves Fernie, Elkford, and Sparwood.

For adults with mental health or concurrent mental health/addiction issues contact the Sparwood Health Unit located at 570 Pine Avenue, phone (250) 425-2064 or toll-free 1(800) 661-0329. Hours are Monday to Friday 8 to 4:30 pm (closed noon hour).

For youth with mental health or concurrent mental health/addiction issues contact CYMH Fernie located at 341 2nd Avenue in Fernie, phone (250) 423-5311.

Squamish - for adults and youth with addiction issues contact Sea to Sky Community Services phone (604) 892-5796 or toll-free 1(877) 892-2022. Serves residents of Squamish, Britannia Beach, and Furry Creek.
  
For adults with addiction issues who live in other communities such as Whistler and Pemberton contact the Crisis Response Team, phone (604) 892-6365 or toll free 1(866) 892-6365.

For adults with mental health or concurrent mental health/addiction issues contact Sea to Sky Mental Health & Addictions located at 38075 Second Avenue, phone (604) 892-6365.

For youth with mental health or concurrent mental health/addiction issues contact CYMH Squamish located at 1100 Hunter Place, phone (604) 892-1400.

For adults or youth with addiction or mental health issues that also require employment counseling contact Sea to Sky Community Services (see contact information above). A referral is required from Ministry of Employment and Income Assistance (toll-free 1-866-866-0800).

For Squamish First Nation members with addiction issues contact Squamish First Nation located at 100 Billy Road, phone (604) 892-5975.

Sea to Sky Community Services offers a school-based addiction prevention program for schools in Squamish, Whistler, and Pemberton. For more information call (604) 892-5796 or toll-free 1(877) 892-2022.

Stewart - for adults with addiction or concurrent mental health/addiction issues contact Stewart Mental Health & Addictions, phone (250) 636-2103.

For adults with mental health or concurrent mental health/addiction issues contact Terrace Mental Health & Addictions. The Terrace office provides an outreach service to Stewart and can be reached at phone (250) 631-4202.

For youth with addiction issues contact Northwest Addiction Services in Terrace, phone (250) 638-8117.

For youth with mental or concurrent mental health/addiction services contact CYMH Terrace, phone (250) 638-2330. Depending on need, an outreach worker from Terrace visits Stewart to meet clients.

Summerland - see Penticton.

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SURREY - GOVERNMENT OR CONTRACTED AGENCIES

Surrey Outpatient Alcohol & Drug Services

For adults with addiction or concurrent mental health/addiction issues contact Surrey Mental Health & Addictions located at #1100 13401 108th Avenue, phone (604) 953-4900. For concurrent mental illness/addiction there is a concurrent disorder specialist but a referral is first required from an in-house case worker. Intake hours are 1:30 pm to 3 pm Monday to Friday (if you want to see a therapist). Regular office hours are 8:30 to 4:30 pm Monday to Friday.

For youth 13 to 18 with addiction issues contact ASTRA Outreach which has both the Guildford Youth Resource Centre and the Newton Youth Resource Centre. The Guildford program is located at 205-14727 108th Avenue, phone (604) 587-8100. The Newton Youth Resource Centre is located at 114-13479 76th Avenue, phone (604) 592-6200.

For Native adults with addiction issues that are also involved with the criminal justice system, contact Surrey Alcohol and Drug Services Office and ask for the Surrey branch of the Native Coworker and Counselling Association of BC. Their address is 13639-108th Avenue. For more information call (604) 588-8430.

For immigrants in Surrey or Delta with drug or alcohol problems contact DiverseCity (formerly Delta Immigrant Services) located at 1107-7330 137th Street, phone (604) 597-0205. DiverseCity provides counseling and community prevention in Punjabi, Hindi, Urdu, and Spanish. Office hours are 8:30 to 4:30 pm Monday to Friday.

Surrey Concurrent Outpatient Mental Health and Addiction Treatment

For adults with mental health or concurrent mental health/addiction issues contact Surrey Mental Health & Addictions (see contact information above).

In Surrey, CYMH is responsible for working with adolescents struggling with mental health or concurrent mental health/addiction issues. CYMH has the following locations in Surrey:

. Delta North - 200 - 11861 88th Avenue - phone (604) 501-3237
. Surrey Guildford - #8 15355 102 A Ave. - phone (604) 586-2685
. Surrey Newton - 2nd fl. 13630 72nd Ave. - ph (604) 501-3122
. Surrey North - 201 - 13680 105A Ave. - ph (604) 951-5844
. South Surrey/White Rock - 15455 Vine Ave. - phone (604) 542-3900

For youth 13 to 18 with mental health or concurrent mental health/addiction issues there is a day program called the Adolescent Day Treatment Program (ADTP) located at 13750 96th Avenue, phone (604) 585-5660. ADTP is offered four days a week up to four months. Mornings are for school work while afternoons are for therapy. This program is for youth living in Delta, Langley, Surrey, and White Rock. Intake is continuous but a referral from a physician, psychiatrist, or government counselor is required. Office hours are 8:30 to 4:30 pm Monday to Friday.

For individuals between the ages of 13 and 30 in the early stages of psychosis caused by addiction, mental health or concurrent mental health/addiction issues call the Fraser South Early Psychosis Intervention (EPI) Program, phone (604) 538-4278. After receiving a call, an EPI clinician will visit the home of the person with possible psychosis, usually within a few days. After an initial visit, the EPI staff person would then refer the client to another service if it is not psychosis or arrange to have the individual see a psychiatrist if it is psychosis. Serves Delta, Langley, Surrey, and White Rock. Please note this is NOT an emergency service. Emergencies should call 911 or go to the nearest hospital.

For women who have been sexually abused or have worked in the sex trade and have problems with drugs and/or alcohol, Servants Anonymous Society (SAS) has several programs including Changing Patterns, a 15-week outpatient program for women that covers building life skills, anger management, addiction issues, fitness, etc. There is also a weekly Relapse Prevention program. Serves the entire lower mainland. For more information contact the ASK Learning Centre located at 7400 132nd Street, phone (604) 590-2304.

Tahsis - see Campbell River.

Telegraph Cove - see Port Hard or Port McNeill.

Telkwa - see Smithers.

Terrace
For adults and youth with addiction or concurrent mental health/addiction issues contact Northwest Addiction Services located at the Al Marland Building 2nd floor, 3219 Eby St., phone (250) 638-8117. Northwest also works with substance-affected family members. Hours are 8:30 to 4:30 pm Monday to Friday (closed noon hour). Open until 8 pm on Wednesday (open for lunch).

For adults with mental health only or concurrent mental health/addiction issues contact Terrace Mental Health & Addictions located at 3412 Kalum Street, phone (250) 631-4202.

For Native adults with addiction issues only contact Kitselas Village located at 2225 Gitaus Road, phone (250) 635-5084. Hours are 8:30 to 4 pm (Tuesday and Wednesday) and 8:30 to 2 pm (Thursdays). Kitselas Village is a NNADAP program and accepts both Natives and Non-Natives. Kitselas also has AA Group Wednesday evenings at 7 pm.

For Native adults or youth with addiction or concurrent mental health/addiction issues contact Northwest Band Social Workers Association located at 1581 Kulspai Crescent, phone (250) 638-0744. Approach is holistic and native-based and both Natives and Non-Natives are welcome. Hours are 8 am to 4 pm Monday to Friday (closed noon hour).

For youth with mental health or concurrent mental health/addiction issues contact CYMH Terrace located at 400-4545 Lazelle Ave., phone (250) 638-2330.

ThornHill - see Terrace.

Tlell - see Queen Charlotte City.

Tofino - see Ucluelet.

Trail - for adults with addiction or concurrent mental health/addiction issues contact Trail Mental Health & Addiction Services located at Suite 3 - 1500 Columbia Avenue, phone (250) 364-6262. Hours of operation are Monday to Friday 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM (closed noon hour).

For youth 13 to 18 with addiction issues contact Freedom Quest located at 200 - 1504 Cedar Ave., phone (250) 364-0082 or toll-free 1(877) 304-2676. Freedom Quest offers both day treatment and individual counselling. Other outpatient programs include a FASD program for families, a probation mandated program for youth (called "YSAM") and a peer support program for parents who are impacted by their youth's substance abuse (called the "Family Program").

For youth with mental health or concurrent mental health/addiction issues contact CYMH Trail located at 278 - 1051 Farwell St., phone (250) 364-0540.

Tsawwassen - see Delta.

Tumbler Ridge -For adults or youth with addiction or concurrent mental health/addiction issues contact Tumbler Ridge Mental Health & Addictions located at 220 Front Street, phone (250) 242-5505. This office has a child/youth counsellor as well as a women's counsellor. Hours are 8:30 to 5 pm (closed noon to 12:30 pm).

For youth with mental health or concurrent mental health/addiction issues there is outreach services provided by CYMH Chetwynd every Wednesday. To book an appointment contact Tumbler Ridge Mental Health & Addictions above.

Ucluelet - for adults with addiction or mental health/addiction issues contact West Coast Mental Health & Addiction Services located at 272 Main Street, phone (250) 726-1282. Counsellors can assist clients with referrals to other rehabilitation programs on Vancouver Island and the Lower Mainland. Also provides support and education to family members of clients with addiction issues. Hours are 8:30 to 4:00 pm Monday to Friday (closed noon hour).

For youth with addictions contact CYMH Port Alberni, phone (250) 720-2650. Please note that as of October 2008 there is no youth addiction counsellor for Ucluelet or Tofino but CYMH Port Alberni is an inter-rim provider.

For youth with mental health or concurrent mental health/addiction issues contact CYMH Port Alberni, phone (250) 720-2650. CYMH Port Alberni has clinicians that visit the communities of Tofino and Ucluelet every Tuesday.

Uplands - see Victoria.

Valemount -For adults with addiction or concurrent mental health/addiction issues contact Valemount Mental Health & Addictions located at the Valemount Health Centre, 1445 5th Avenue, phone (250) 566-9898 or (250) 566-9138 ext. 235. Counsellors in Valemount are available Tuesdays and Thursdays.

Alternatively, adults can access Robson Valley Mental Health & Addictions in McBride at 1126 5th Avenue, phone (250) 569-2251 ext. 238 or 242. Addiction counsellors are available in McBride on Mondays and Wednesdays and every second Friday. Hours are 8:30 to 4:10 pm.

For youth with addiction issues only see the Valemount Health Centre above.

For youth with mental health or concurrent mental health/addiction issues contact CYMH McBride Robson Valley Home Support Society located at 99 Gorse St., phone (250) 566-9107. This office also works with substance-affected families of youth. Staff at CYMH McBride divide their time between McBride and Valemount. Hours are 8:30 to 4:30 pm Monday to Thursday (closed noon hour).

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VANCOUVER - GOVERNMENT OR CONTRACTED AGENCIES

For Vancouver government outpatient services listings see the Vancouver Section of sunshinecoasthealthcentre.ca.

Vanderhoof - For adults or youth with addiction issues only contact Vanderhoof Alcohol & Drug Services located at 192 W. Stewart St., phone (250) 567-2107. Hours are 8:30 to 4:30 pm Monday to Friday. Please note that hours can be adjusted for clients if necessary.

For adults with mental health or concurrent mental health/addiction issues contact Omineca Lakes Mental Health & Addiction Services located at 3299 Hospital Road, phone (250) 567-5994. Hours are Monday to Friday 8:30 to 4:30 pm (closed noon hour).

For youth with mental health or concurrent mental health/addiction issues contact Nechako Valley Community Services Society located at 157 W. Victoria St., phone (250) 567-9205.

For Native adults or youth with addiction issues there is a day treatment program at Carrier Sekani Family Services which offers week-long camps for members of Carrier Sekani only. This program is available May to October and workshops in various communities from November to April. For more information call (250) 567-2900 ext. 107 or toll free 1(866) 567-2333.

Vernon - for adults with addiction or concurrent mental health/addiction issues contact Vernon Mental Health & Addictions - Vernon Alcohol & Drug Services located at 1440 - 14th Avenue, phone (250) 549-5737. Office hours of operation are Monday to Friday 8:00 to 4:30 PM. Intake hours for addiction issues are 1:15 to 3:00 pm Monday to Thursday. For mental health issues there is a telephone intake process which is open 9:15 to 10:30 am Monday to Friday (ask for the Intake Worker).

For youth with addiction issues only see Vernon Alcohol & Drug Services above.

For youth with mental health or concurrent mental health/addiction issues contact CYMH Vernon located at 3007 35th Avenue, phone (250) 558-2775.

For street youth with addiction issues contact North Okanagan Youth & Family Services (NOYFSS) located at 3100 32nd Avenue, phone (250) 545-3572. NOYFSS has a street outreach nurse who provides family counselling, needle exchange, vitamins, harm reduction strategies, pregnancy testing, first aid, and some alcohol/drug counselling.

Vernon Family Resource Centre Society for the North Okanagan provides children and youth counselling for sexual abuse intervention, parenting support, grief and loss as well as family therapy. They are located at 201-3402 27th Avenue. Youth with mental health issues are typically referred back to CYMH Vernon.

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VICTORIA - GOVERNMENT OR CONTRACTED AGENCIES

For Victoria government outpatient services listings see the Victoria Section of sunshinecoasthealthcentre.ca.

View Royal - see Victoria.

Wasa - see Cranbrook.

Wells - see Quesnel.

West Vancouver - see North Vancouver.

Westbank - see Kelowna.

Whistler - for adults or youth with addiction issues contact the Crisis Response Team, phone (604) 892-6365 or toll free 1(866) 892-6365. The nearest outpatient program is located in Squamish and typically serves residents of that community.

For youth or adults with mental health or concurrent mental health/addiction issues contact Sea to Sky Mental Health & Addiction Services located at #202 - 4380 Lorimer Road, phone (604) 932-3202.

For youth in school, contact Sea to Sky Community Services, phone (604) 892-5796 or toll-free 1(877) 892-2022. Sea to Sky offers a school-based addiction prevention program for students in Squamish, Whistler, and Pemberton.

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WHITE ROCK - GOVERNMENT OR CONTRACTED AGENCIES

White Rock Outpatient Alcohol & Drug Services

For adults and youth with addiction issues contact Sources Community Resource Centres located at 882 Maple Street, phone (604) 538-2522. Sources also provides services for substance-affected family members as well as assessment and referrals to other programs. Drug testing kits are also available for purchase at Sources.

White Rock Concurrent Mental Health/Addiction Services

For adults with mental health or concurrent mental health/addiction issues contact White Rock/South Surrey Mental Health & Addictions located at Peace Arch Hospital, Russell Unit, 15521 Russell Ave, phone (604) 541-6844.

For youth with mental health or concurrent mental health/addiction issues contact CYMH White Rock located at 2nd Floor - 15521 Russell Avenue, phone (604) 538-4278.

For youth 13 to 18 who have both concurrent mental health/addiction issues there is the Adolescent Day Treatment Program (ADTP) located at 13750 96th Avenue, phone (604) 585-5660. ADTP is offered four days a week up to four months. Mornings are for school work while afternoons are for therapy. This program is for youth living in Delta, Langley, Surrey, and White Rock. Intake is continuous but a referral from a physician, psychiatrist, or government counselor is required. Office hours are 8:30 to 4:30 pm Monday to Friday.

For youth 13 and 30 who are in the early stages of psychosis resulting from addiction, mental health, or concurrent mental health/addiction issues contact the Fraser South Early Psychosis Intervention (EPI) Program at (604) 538-4278. After receiving a call, EPI sends a clinician to the home of the person with possible psychosis, usually within a few days. After an initial visit, the EPI staff person then refers the client on to another service if it is not psychosis or arranges to have the individual see a psychiatrist if it is psychosis. Serves Delta, Langley, Surrey, and White Rock. Please note this is NOT an emergency service. Emergencies should call 911 or go to the nearest hospital.

Whonnock - see Maple Ridge.

Williams Lake - for adults with addiction or concurrent mental health/addiction issues contact Williams Lake Mental Health & Addictions located at 487 Borland Street, phone (250) 392-1483. Hours are Monday to Friday 8:30 to 4:30 PM (closed noon hour). After hours call Gateway Crisis Stabilization Program, phone (250) 392-8261.

For youth with addiction issues see Williams Lake Mental Health & Addictions above.

For youth with mental health or concurrent mental health/addiction issues contact CYMH Williams Lake located at 2nd Floor 280C North Mackenzie Avenue, phone (250) 398-4963.

Youth 13 to 25 with addiction or concurrent mental health/addiction issues can also contact Axis Family Resources located at 321 North 2nd Avenue, phone (250) 392-1000.

For Natives with addiction issues contact Three Corners Health Services Society located at 150 First N, phone (250) 398-9814. Three Corners provides outpatient addiction counselling for First Nations only. 

Jubilee Care Canadian Mental Health offers parents & teen counselling but is not mental health or addiction specific. Jubilee is located at 51 4th Avenue South, phone (250) 398-8220.

Windermere - see Invermere.

Winfield - see Kelowna.

Yarrow - see Chilliwack.

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BC Outpatient Services - Private Practice Therapists

Sources of Data
Contact and descriptive information for the fee-for service practitioners listed in this section have been obtained by both print and online sources. Whenever possible, data was obtained directly from practitioner websites. If practitioner websites were not available then practitioners were contacted directly by email or telephone correspondence.

Criteria for Inclusion
Fee-for-service practitioners included in this listing have indicated, through their listings on various professional certification websites, that their practice accepts individuals with alcohol and drug issues. Other criteria such as amount of direct addiction treatment experience, level of formal chemical dependency training, or the effectiveness of their preferred clinical approaches and techniques has not been considered.

Readers are recommended to contact practitioners directly for further information.

Changes to Listings
If addresses are not provided in practitioner listings it is at the request of the practitioner. Postal codes, PO boxes and email addresses have intentionally been excluded.

Practitioners who wish to submit updated or new listings are asked to complete the form at the back of this directory and fax the completed form to (604) 295-0651 (no cover letter is required). Alternatively, practitioners can send the same information, via email, to info@schc.ca.

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Abbotsford - private practice therapists

Ayotte, Bonnie - RCC
Inova Trauma Solutions
34334 Forest Terrace
Abbotsford, BC V2S 1G7
Phone: (604) 996-2304
E-Mail: bonnie@traumafreelife.com
Website: www.traumafreelife.com
Note: Bonnie works with people who are First Nations. She also works on addictions and substance abuse issues, anxiety/panic and phobias, trauma, chronic pain, anger as well as sexual assault.

Basset, Peggy
Mountain Counselling & Mediation
102- 2890 Garden St.
Abbotsford, BC V2T 4W7
Phone: (604) 832-0865
Fax: (604) 855-5903
Note: Peggy works on issues of addictions/substance abuse, trauma, anxiety, depression, marriage, relationships, and couples.

Codoceo, Cecilia - BSW, MSW
Eterna Counselling Group
203 - 2276 Clearbrook Rd.
Abbotsford, BC V2T 2X5
Phone: (604) 746-2025
Fax: (604) 746-0200
E-Mail: Use form in the "contact us" section of the website
Website: www.eternacounselling.ca
Note: Cecilia works with Women, men and transgender individuals, youth, young adults, adults and families/couples, specializing in sexualized trauma who have issues with trauma (current and historical), life transitions, family conflicts, addictions, gender therapy, body image/eating disorders, relationship conflict, depression/anxiety, adoption, grief and loss, military families, personal growth, marriage/family.

Fromson, Rosemary - MPCP, RPC, CHT, ICADC
Illuminating Counselling Services
Abbotsford, BC
Phone: (604) 302-9648
E-Mail: rjfroms@telus.net
Website: www.advicecounselling.com
Note: Rosemary is internationally certified as an addiction counsellor as well as a Registered Clinical Counsellor. She works with clients for trauma, grief and loss, chronic illness, family violence, and relationships. They include individuals, couples, children, and families. Rosemary uses a variety of therapeutic approaches as she believes the nature of the particular problem will clearly define the type of therapy that would be the best for you; solution, dream, cognitive, hypnosis, play.

Gluppe, Milt - MA, RCC
Oakhill Counselling & Mediation
2663 James Street
Abbotsford, BC V2T 3L6
Phone: (604) 850-3774
Fax: (604) 850-1156
E-Mail: sherry@oakhill.ca
Website: www.oakhill.ca
Note: Milt has over 35 years experience working with stress/anxiety/depression, anger management, personality disorder, trauma, addiction, and trauma. Milt also practices EMDR.

Goldsmith, Susan - Ph.D.
Dr. Goldsmith & Associates
2955 Gladwin Road
Abbotsford, BC V2T 5T4
Phone: (604) 504-5444
Fax: (604) 504-5465
E-Mail: info@drgoldsmithandassiciates.ca
Website: www.drgoldsmithandassociates.ca
Note: Provides counselling for children, youth, adults, and couples.

Henry, Paul - MSW, RSW
Oakhill Counselling & Mediation
2663 James Street
Abbotsford, BC V2T 3L6
Phone: (604) 850-3774
Fax: (604) 850-1156
E-Mail: sherry@oakhill.ca
Website: www.oakhill.ca
Note: Paul has over 16 years experience working with individuals and couples on issues such as drug & alcohol addiction, trauma (certified Level II EMDR), and anger management.

Holloway, Cliff - MTS-C, RCC
Daystar Counselling
3701 Old Clayburn Rd.
Abbotsford, BC V2S 7H3
Phone: (604) 807-1690
Phone: (604) 996-9928
E-mail: cliffholloway@daystarcounselling.com
Website: www.daystarcounselling.com
Note: Cliff is a Registered Clinical Counsellor with over 20 years experience helping individuals, couples and families. Cliff's passion is to help people who are struggling with trauma, anxiety depression, addiction, marital and relationship problems.

Jenkinson, John - MA RCC
Life-Link Counselling Group
102 - 2890 Garden Street
Abbotsford, BC V2T 4W7
Phone: (604) 855-6677
Fax: (604) 855-6605
E-Mail: info@lifelinkcounselling.com
Website: www.lifelinkcounselling.com
Note: John offers a wide range of individual and family counselling options for those struggling with depression, anxiety, grief, loss, anger, trauma, addictions, abuse, fear, relational conflicts, life stage transitions, self-esteem, and spiritual issues.

Kane, Josie-- RCC
Abbotsford, BC
Phone: 604 615 6285
Note: Josie helps with addictions/substance abuse, grief/loss, mood disorders, stress, and trauma.

LaRoy, Robert - BA, MA
Irene Peterson & Associates
12-2151 McCallum Road
Abbotsford, BC V2S 3N7
Phone: (604) 859-1462
Fax: (604) 859-1472
E-Mail: ivpclinical@telus.net
Website: www.abbotsfordcounselling.ca
Note: Bob does individual, couple, or family counselling, deals with depression and anxiety disorders and collaborates with clients on strategies for change across the life span. He is prepared to help clients work on difficulties confronting them in their personal lives, marital relationships, family context, or work environment. Bob works primarily from a cognitive-behavioural theoretical perspective, and is trained in EMDR.

Leavitt, Ted - MSc, RCC
Connection Counseling and Consulting
Abbotsford, BC V2T 4A4
Phone: (604) 825-1832
E-Mail: tedleavitt@connections-counseling.com
Website: www.connectivitycounselling.com
Note: Ted works with people who have issues with anger, ADD/ADHD, addictive behaviours, trauma, grief depression, all ages and couples. He takes a client-centred and harm reduction approach treat. Ted does online counselling and is also mobile, he will come to you.

MacDonald, Duncan - MSW, RCSW
Oakhill Counselling & Mediation
2663 James Street
Abbotsford, BC V2T 3L6
Phone: (604) 850-3774
Fax: (604) 850-1156
E-Mail: sherry@oakhill.ca
Website: www.oakhill.ca
Note: Duncan has over 19 years experience working with individuals, couples, and families on issues such as addiction, stress management, depression/anxiety, and trauma. Also, works at the Chilliwack location of Oakhill.

Marshall, Angela - M.Ed., ICADC, CCC
Abbotsford, BC
Phone: (604) 309-9053
Note: Angela specializes in addictions, eating disorders, trauma, youth, and First Nations members. Besides her private practice, Angela works with the Fraser House Society and Sto:lo Nation.

Mathewes, Brooke
Meadowbrook Counselling Services
111- 34334 Forrest Tr.
Abbotsford, BC V2S 1G7
Phone: (604) 353-6230
E-Mail: brooke@meadowbrookcounselling.com
Website: www.meadowbrookcounselling.com
Note: Brooke works on issues of addiction/substance abuse, cancer, grief and loss, depression, eating disorders, and family.

Neil, Mercer - BA, MA
Mercer Counselling Services
209 - 34334 Forrest Tr.
Abbotsford, BC V2S 1G7
Phone: (778) 549-5872
Note: Works with issues of anxiety, panic, depression, families, individuals, marriage and relationships, couples, all ages, addictions/substance abuse, chronic illness and pain, grief and loss, and anger. Uses CBT, EMDR, DBT, and emotionally focussed couples therapy.

Peterson, Irene - RPN, BA, BSW, MSW, RSW, RCC
Irene Peterson & Associates
12-2151 McCallum Road
Abbotsford, BC V2S 3N7
Phone: (604) 859-1462
Fax: (604) 859-1472
E-Mail: ivpclinical@telus.net
Website: www.abbotsfordcounselling.ca
Note: works with issues of abuse, addictions and substance abuse, grief and loss, trauma and sexual assault.

Phillips-Hing, Martin - R.Psych., Ph.D.
Oakhill Counselling & Mediation
2663 James Street
Abbotsford, BC V2T 3L6
Phone: (604) 850-3774
Phone: (604) 607-1035
Fax: (604) 850-1156
E-Mail: sherry@oakhill.ca
E-Mail: martin@psychologist1.com
Website: www.oakhill.ca
Website: www.psychologist1.com
Note: Martin provides clinical supervision and consultation to a government outpatient fee-for-service counselling team, a government-funded addictions program, and to two child and adolescent residential treatment facilities working with at-risk families referred by the Ministry of Children and Families. Previous addiction work includes working with youth and their families in a number of settings as well as with adults in the workplace.

Piche, Lyne - Ph.D.
12 - 2151 McCallum Rd.
Abbotsford, BC V2S 3N8
Phone: (778) 552-6747
E-Mail: drpiche@shaw.ca
Website: www.drlynepiche.com
Note: has experience providing assessment and treatment services to individuals suffering from alcohol and drug addictions. She focuses on cognitive-behavioral strategies to address mental health and addiction concerns.

Rennie, Christina - MA, RCC
Shamrock Counselling
Abbotsford, BC
Phone: (604) 751-2354
E-Mail: shamrockcounselling.christina@gmail.com
Website: www.shamrockcounselling.com
Note: Christina is an equine therapist. She works with people of all ages (children, youth & adults) are welcomed as participants who may be experiencing a variety of challenges with; relationships, communication, self-esteem/confidence, life transitions, substance misuse, anxiety, depression, trauma, OCD, ODD, ADHD, grief and loss (with animal or human).

Seabrook, Karley - RPC-C
Seabrook Counselling
105 - 2151 McCallum Road
Abbotsford, BC V2S 3N8
Phone: (604) 202-0005
E-Mail: Use form in the "contact" section of the website.
Website: www.seabrookcounselling.com
Note: Works with clients who are recovering from adddiction, depression and anxiety associated with transitions such as illness, job loss, separation and death.

White, Peter G. - MA, RCC
107 - 34334 Forrest Terrace
Abbotsford, BC V2S 1G7
Phone: (778) 551-2896
Email: pete@petergwhite.com
Website: www.petergwhite.com
Note: Pete has addiction treatment experience in residential, forensic, correctional and community environments working with a host of client issues and is available to see clients Monday to Friday except Wednesday. Pete also has a satellite office in Langley on the Trinity Western University campus. Pete is a former counsellor at Sunshine Coast Health Center, a private residential addiction treatment center.

Yong, Grace - MA RMFT, RCC
Gracey Psychotherapy
2767 Silvertree Ct.
Abbotsford, BC V2S 5N6
Phone: (604) 855-4326
E-Mail: Use form in the "contact info" section of the website.
Website: www.graceyongtherapy.com
Note: Grace works with individuals, couples, and all ages. She helps with issues of abuse, addiction and substance abuse, anger, pain, anxiety, autism, chronic illness and pain, bipolar, eating disorders, trauma and PTSD, and more.

Yousef, Bob - MA, RCC
Oakhill Counselling & Mediation
2663 James Street
Abbotsford, BC V2T 3L6
Phone: (604) 850-3774
Fax: (604) 850-1156
E-Mail: sherry@oakhill.ca
Website: www.oakhill.ca
Note: Bob works with individuals and couples on such issues as addictions, stress/anxiety, financial difficulties, terminal illness, and anger management.

Agassiz - private practice therapists

Bartel, Martin - RCC, RMFT
5937 Cutler Road, Agassiz
Phone: (604) 302-9332
Note: Martin has expertise in addiction, mental health work, couple & marital therapy, and works with adolescents. Martin also facilitates trauma work (abuse counseling) with men. Martin also works out of Chilliwack.

Aldergrove - private practice therapists

Dumaine, Chadwick - RPC (cand.)
Wise and Tender Counselling Services
Aldergrove, BC
Phone: (778) 549-0020
E-Mail: wiseandtendercounsel@live.com

Atlin - private practice therapists

Newberry, Robert - MSW
Big Water Society
PO Box 324
Atlin, BC V0W 1A0
Phone: (250) 651-2189

Bella Bella - private practice therapists

Champagne, Irene - M.Ed., RCC
Parksville, BC
Phone: (250) 248-4368
Cell: (250) 937-8560
Toll-Free: 1(800) 934-0434
E-Mail: laquerencia@shaw.ca
Website: http://laquerencia.webs.com/
Note: Irene has served as a clinical supervisor, best practices consultant, and practice mentor for colleagues and organizations for over 20 years. Irene provides Clinical Treatment for Addictions, Anxiety, Depression, Motivational Issues, Trauma Recovery, Grief, Lifestyle Adjustment, Parent-Teen Conflict, Pain Management, Weight Management and Compulsive Disorders. We also counsel for best outcomes with Marriage Preparation, Vocational Exploration, Divorce Coaching, Parenting, Custody and Access Agreements, Spiritual Impasse Management, and more. Members of her clinical team also offer specialty services in the areas of Indian Residential School Trauma and Historical Trauma.

Bella Coola - private practice therapists

Champagne, Irene - M.Ed., RCC
Parksville, BC
Phone: (250) 248-4368
Cell: (250) 937-8560
Toll-Free: 1(800) 934-0434
E-Mail: laquerencia@shaw.ca
Website: http://laquerencia.webs.com/
Note: Irene has served as a clinical supervisor, best practices consultant, and practice mentor for colleagues and organizations for over 20 years. Irene provides Clinical Treatment for Addictions, Anxiety, Depression, Motivational Issues, Trauma Recovery, Grief, Lifestyle Adjustment, Parent-Teen Conflict, Pain Management, Weight Management and Compulsive Disorders. We also counsel for best outcomes with Marriage Preparation, Vocational Exploration, Divorce Coaching, Parenting, Custody and Access Agreements, Spiritual Impasse Management, and more. Members of her clinical team also offer specialty services in the areas of Indian Residential School Trauma and Historical Trauma.

Bowen Island - private practice therapists

Elliott, Doug - RCC
Rethink Counselling Services
Seabreeze Building, Government Road, Snug Cove
Phone: (604) 803-2600
Note: Doug works in the field of addiction and recovery, helping clients through his private practice and also working with people in Vancouver's Downtown East Side. Doug works with individuals and couples who struggle with substance abuse using a variety of methods and training. Currently he is studying Existential Analysis and the ways in which people learn to create meaning in their lives. He also does a lot of work in the area of Anger Mgmt. and has a strong focus in the area of human sexuality.

Burnaby - private practice therapists

Bhatara, Monica - MA, RPC
Burnaby, BC V5C 6N5
Phone: (778) 320-9357
E-Mail: bhatara.monica@gmail.com
Note: works with trauma, emotional regulation, stress and anxiety, anger, and addiction. Fluent in English, Punjabi and Hindi.

Brunke, Mark - MA, RCC
3761 Triumph Street, Burnaby
Phone: (604) 298-5939
Note: Mark treats substance abuse and has experience working with both outpatient and residential treatment. Mark is currently working with companies and their employees in an EAP capacity. In terms of recovery from addictions, Mark focuses on relapse prevention rather than family of origin issues.

Chiu, Joanne - M.C., RCC
The Shanti Counselling Centre
104 - 3999 Henning Drive, Burnaby
Phone: (604) 773-3100
Note: Joanne has worked extensively in the areas of addictions, disordered eating, and self-esteem.

De Jong, Michael David - Ph.D.
203-4430 Halifax Street
Burnaby, BC V5C 5R4
Phone: (604) 999-5809 E-Mail: michael@drmikedejong.com

Duplassie, Danielle - RCC
The Shanti Counselling Centre
304-3999 Henning Drive, Burnaby
Phone: (604) 773-3100
Note: Life problems that clients often discuss with Danielle include relationship conflict, sexual orientation, problem gambling, alcohol and drug dependency, stress, and anger management.

Hilton, Doug - M.Sc., RCC
Full Circle Healing
Burnaby
Phone: (778) 988-2540
Note: Doug has specialized training and experience working with individuals of all ages, couples and families. Doug's counselling approach is primarily Adlerian and Gestalt. Doug has worked in numerous addiction settings for both substance abuse and gambling. Doug has used EMDR since 2001, clinical hypnosis since 2001, and numerous mind-body therapies. Doug uses EFT for ongoing relief from cravings. Please call Doug to get his address.

Kikkert, Rhea - MA, RCC
Kikkert & Associates Counselling Services
273 - 9600 Cameron Avenue, Burnaby
Phone: (604) 420-0060
Note: Rhea has over 25 years working in both agency and private practice settings. She works with substance dependent and substance affected people from a strength-based perspective, providing individual, couples and family counselling.

Macartney, Barbara - RCC
#405 - 5270 Oakmount Crescent, Burnaby
Phone: (604) 430-3880

McDonald, Linda - MSW, RSW
Lower Mainland Assessment and Referral Service (LMARS)
Burnaby, BC
Phone: (604) 437-4776
Toll-free: 1(800) 910-8555
Note: an addiction specialist with expertise in family of origin work, second stage recovery, and sexual abuse. Please call LMARS for address.

Morton, Miriam - ICADC
Burnaby
Note: Miriam is not currently in private practice.

Parmar, Parm - MA, RCC
Sunrise Counselling Services
5000 Kingsway, Burnaby
Phone: (778) 889-7473
Note: Parm treats both adolescents and adults. Parm has over 8 years of experience in Canada and the UK. Parm's practice is informed and influenced by various therapuetic approaches including client-centered, CBT, SFBT, Adlerian and family systems. Sunrise offers counselling in several areas: anger management, boundaries and assertiveness, substance misuse/addictions, mental health, and family conflict. Parm is fluent in English, Hindi, and Punjabi. 

Partridge, Barbara - M.Ed., RCC
Arbutus Counselling Services
206 - 5050 Kingsway
Burnaby, BC V5R 5W2
Phone: (604) 266-2303
E-Mail: info@arbutuscounsellingservices.com

Note: Barbara offers psychotherapy for individuals, couples and families struggling with substance abuse, eating disorders, grief, depression and anxiety. Arbutus publishes a newsletter that focuses on eating disorders. Barbara prefers to use CBT in her work with clients.

Roth, Kim - MA, RCC
The Shanti Counselling Centre
304 - 3999 Henning Drive, Burnaby
Phone: (604) 773-3100
Note: Kim's work experience has ranged from social work with children and families, to street-work with adolescents, to individual and couples work in private practice. Kim's expertise includes, but is not limited to, relationships, sexuality, addictions, grief, loss, and spiritual development.

Salooja, Raman - RCC
Jericho Counselling
206-5050 Kingsway, Burnaby
Phone: (604) 780-3575
Note: Raman sees private clients through Jericho Counselling Services and has been a counselor for more than seven years. In his own words: "I believe in harm reduction and the bio-psychosocial-spiritual model of addiction, using primarily CBT." Raman works with all age groups and speaks English, Hindi, Punjabi fluently.

Schooler, Dawn - MA, RCC
Jericho Professional Counselling Services
206 - 5050 Kingsway, Burnaby
Phone: (604) 619-0482 or (604) 434-5727
Note: Dawn uses Cognitive-Behavioral, Feminist, and Buddhist theory to inform her counselling style. Dawn treats depression, anxiety, anger, communication, sexual orientation, relationship development, grief, loss, life transition, family concerns, self-esteem, marriage, separation, divorce, and addiction.  She counsels individuals, couples, and families and has been recognized for her work with children and youth.  Dawn also works with the gay and lesbian community.

Schweighofer, Anton - Ph.D., R.Psych. #1409
9912 Lougheed Highway, Burnaby
Phone: (604) 786-3073
Note: I am a member of Division 50 (Addictions) of the American Psychological Association and my doctoral internship included a year long rotation of the Addictions Centre at Foothills Hospital in Calgary. I have assessed and treated individuals with alcohol and drug concerns as well as individuals with gambling and sexual compulsivity issues.

Shoblom, Wayne - MSW, RCSW
BC Counselling
9912 Lougheed Highway
Burnaby, BC V3J 1N3
Phone: (604) 507-7471

Wood, Stephanie - EFT-ADV
Meridian Therapy
104 - 3999 Henning Drive, Burnaby
Phone: (778) 233-8787
Note: Stephanie has been an Emotional Freedom Technique and Meridian Therapy Practitioner for the past 4 years. She has worked with many people who have had various forms of addictions. In her own words: "My approach is holistic, and I view the mind-body-emotion-spirit connection as fundamental to true healing." Stephanie treats both adolescents and adults.

Campbell River - private practice therapists

Dilks, Paulette - MA, RCC
Strathcona Counselling
1260 Shoppers Row - Suite 220, Campbell River
Phone: (250) 286-0820
Note: Paulette provides individual and group counselling privately and through various employment assistance plans. Her areas of specialty are: women's issues (including childhood and recent trauma), work issues, family and relationship counselling, life transitions, substance abuse and addictions.

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Dwyer, Carol
Carol's Counselling and Consulting
Campbell River
Phone: (250) 202-1889
Note: Carol has been practicing in the addictions field since 1967 and is a retired social worker. Carol is reality-therapy certified, therapy touch certified, and was certified in the Satir model of family therapy. Carol is certified to use the Substance Abuse Subtle Screening Inventory (SASSI) psychological screening measure. Carol works on contract with the local methadone clinic, Columbia Coast Medical Clinic. Please call Carol for address.

Foster, Lori - M.Ed., CCC, RCC
Foster Counselling
Campbell River, BC V9W 2C5
Phone: (250) 286-1250
Note: Lori offers services to a variety of individuals, agencies, and companies in Campbell River through treatment of workplace/childhood/other trauma, and PTSD symptoms, drug and alcohol assessment, treatment plans, referrals and aftercare. Lori has over 20 years of counselling experience.

Hartford, Gary - MC, RCC
302-909 Island Highway
Campbell River, BC V9W 2C2
Phone: (250) 203-7898
Note: Gary provides counselling services to individuals, couples, and families. Gary has a specialization in working with youth and substance use related problems.

Muir, Bruce - RSW, MA
Strathcona Counselling
Suite 220 - 1260 Shoppers Row, Campbell River
Phone: (250) 286-0820
Note: Bruce's practice specialty areas include addiction, adoption, anger management, anxiety, child custody, depression, grief, loss, meaning of life questions, and parenting.

Neill, Caroline - Ph.D.
204-301 Dogwood Street, Campbell River
Phone: (250) 287-7844
Note: Caroline provides counselling for a variety of concerns including: work stress, substance abuse issues, posttraumatic stress disorder, severe childhood trauma, recent tragedies, anger management, parent-child relationships, among others. Caroline has over 10 years of clinical experiencee as a therapist. Works with adults, couples, adolescents, and families.
 
Oke, Hank - ICADC, RRP
Strathcona Counselling
Suite 220 - 1260 Shoppers Row, Campbell River
Phone: (250) 286-0820
Note: Hank started working in the addictions field in 1978. His areas of expertise and specialized training include chemical dependency, co-dependency and family of origin issues including emotional, physical, and sexual abuse, interventions and working with resistant clients.

Owen, Dave - RSW
Strathcona Counselling
Suite 220 - 1260 Shoppers Row, Campbell River
Phone: (250) 286-0820
Note: Dave specializes in addictions, adoption, abuse issues, childhood trauma and men's issues in individual, group and family sessions. Dave has training in addictions theory, transactional analysis, Gestalt, and family systems theory.

Chilliwack - private practice therapists

Arnold, Corrina - MA, RCC
Chilliwack
Phone: (604) 316-3585
Note: Corrina's experience includes 9 years of counselling individuals, couples and families in various contexts.

Bartel, Martin - RCC, AAMFT
Chilliwack
Phone: (604) 302-9332
Note: Martin is a Registered Clinical Counsellor who works with adults with addiction and mental health issues. Martin also works with couples and adolescents and provides trauma/abuse counselling for men.

Dawson, Kym - Ph.D., R.Psych.
Mental health Consulting
Chilliwack
Cell: (604) 798-1794
Note: Dr. Dawson's areas of interests include stress, trauma, substance abuse and other addictions, gender, reproduction, adoption, and building healthy workteams. Kym works with both individuals and couples and was a substance abuse counselor at Phoenix Centre from 1996 to 1998.

Eadie, David - MS, RCC
Oakhill Counselling & Mediation
201-45744 Gaetz Street, Chilliwack
Phone: (604) 824-7771
Note: David has over 10 years experience working with individuals, couples, and families on issues such as : divorce/separation, stress, depression/anxiety, self-esteem, grief, addictions, and acute illness.

LaRoy, Robert - BA, MA
Chilliwack
Phone: (604) 824-0301
Note: Bob provides individual, couple, and family counselling, deals with depression and anxiety disorders and collaborates with clients on strategies for change across the life span. Bob is prepared to help clients work on difficulties confronting them in their personal lives, marital relationships, family context or work environment. Bob works primarily from a CBT theoretical perspective and is trained in EMDR.

MacDonald, Duncan - MSW, RCSW
Oakhill Counselling & Mediation
201-45744 Gaetz Street, Chilliwack
Phone: (604) 824-7771
Note: Duncan has over 19 years experience working with individuals, couples, and families on issues such as addiction, stress management, depression/anxiety, and trauma.

Marshall, Angela - M.Ed., ICADC, CCC
Chilliwack
Phone: (604) 309-9053
Note: Angela specializes in addictions, eating disorders and trauma works primarily with youth and First Nations members. Besides her private practice, Angela works with the Fraser House Society and Sto:lo Nation.

Yousef, Bob - MA, RCC
Oakhill Counselling & Mediation
201-45744 Gaetz Street, Chilliwack
Phone: (604) 824-7771
Note: Bob works with individuals and couples on such issues as addictions, stress/anxiety, financial difficulties, terminal illness, and ander management.

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Coquitlam - private practice therapists

Banton, Operine BA, MA, RCC
Mandala Counselling Services
848 Hermann St.
Coquitlam, BC V3C 4P3
Phone: (604) 552-3612
Cell: (604) 312-1840
Note: Operine treats depression, anxiety, stress, loss, grief, communication, abuse, relationship, substance misuse, eating disorders, trauma, separation/divorce, and family violence.

Emery, Wayne - Ph.D.
ACT-Healthwise Psychological Services
201 - 3041 Anson Ave., Coquitlam
Phone: (604) 562-5559
Note: Wayne's treatment areas include psychological well-being (anxiety, panic, phobias, PTSD, abuse, grief, loss, depression, anger), improving relationships (couples, children, teenagers, work), health issues (substance misuse, sleep disruption, head injuries, chronic pain, headaches, preparing for surgery) and performance enhancement (concentration & memory, athletic enhancement, performance anxiety, creativity). Wayne is also a Registered Art Therapist.

Hancock, Rick - Psy.D., R. Psych.
Denis Boyd & Associates
202 - 1046 Austin Avenue, Coquitlam
Phone: (604) 931-7211
Note: Denis uses SFBT and CBT to help individuals, couples, and families deal with chemical and other compulsive addictions, emotional dependencies, anxiety, depression, and trauma. Counselling is provided for couples and families undergoing marital conflict, communication breakdown and parenting concerns.

Iannucci, Jan - M.Ed., RCC
1301 Charter Hill Drive (Eagleridge area), Coquitlam
Phone: (604) 805-7863
Note: Jan has a varied background that includes social work for 13 years, counselling high risk parents and their young children, and addictions work with adolescents, their parents and adults for the last 4 years. Jan currently works part-time at a family-based addictions agency in North Vancouver. Jan has expertise in SFBT, NLP, hypnosis, timeline therapy, energy meridian therapies, emotional freedom technique, and body based focusing.

Limbos, Marjolaine M. - Ph.D., R.Psych.
Coquitlam Child Psychology
310 - 2963 Glen Drive
Coquitlam, BC V3B 2P7
Phone: (604) 346-6505
E-Mail: info@limboschildpsychology.com
Note: treats child and adolescent learning disabilities, giftedness, developmental/intellectual disabilities, autism, ADHD, behavior difficulties, depression, anxiety, adjustment difficulties, self-esteem, divorce, and substance abuse.

Miller, Sandra Louise - RCC
Coquitlam
Phone: (604) 762-1981

Morano, Ladan - RCC
Coquitlam
Phone: (604) 908-9312

Pamenter, Doug - BA, RPC
Core Spirit Counselling
Coquitlam, BC
Phone: (604) 505-1489
E-Mail: doug@corespiritcounselling.org

Robinson, Selina - RCC
3000 Surf Crescent, Coquitlam
Phone: (604) 729-0702
Note: Selina works with addicted youth, having worked at the Odyssey program in Vancouver. Selina also works with adults and is an instructor at VCC for their Substance Abuse certificate program. In her own words: "I was the Director of Counselling Services for Jewish Family Services from 2000 until 2005 and have been in private practice for the past 10 years. My preferred therapeutic approach is solution focused and narrative."  Selina is fluent in English and French.

Courtenay - private practice therapists

Barnett, Megan - MPCP, CCPCPR, RPC, ICADC
Madrona Wellness Centre
519H 5th St.
Courtenay, BC V9N 1K2
Phone: (250) 871-6060
Fax: (250) 871-6061
E-Mail: info@madronawellness.com
Website: www.madronawellnesscentre.com
Note: Megan works with individuals 19 of age and older, couples, families and groups. Specializes in co-occurring disorders, depression, stress/anxiety, grief, addictive behaviours, trauma, anger, phobias, esteem, gender/sexuality issues. Uses person centred, CBT, psychodynamic, gestalt, emotionally-focused, relationships and family systems. Megan is trained additionally in Expressive Arts Therapies, meditation, mindfulness and the Matrix Model of Intensive Outpatient Addiction Treatment.

Brudenell, Tom - MA, RMFT
Tom J. Brudenell Counselling Services Ltd.
410 Anderton Road, Comox
Phone: (250) 339-0155
Note: Tom works with substance-affected family members and spouses (co-dependency), obsessive-compulsive behaviours, and sexual addictions. Tom does not work directly with individuals that have drug or alcohol issues.

Czegledi, Terri - MA, RCC, MFT
785 - 6th Street
Courtenay, BC V9N 1M8
Phone: (250) 703-1558
E-Mail: info@marriageandfamilytherapy.ca
Note: Terri offers family, individual, group and couples counselling and facilitates a women's group Thursday evenings. Her counselling approach includes the integration of several models: Person-Centered Collaborative Approach, Narrative Therapy, and experiential approaches such as Satir, Emotion-Focused, Solutions-Focused, and EMDR.

Lansdowne, Carol - M.Sc., C.C.C.
Courtenay, BC
Phone: (250) 744-1966  
Note: Treats grief & loss, trauma, depression, anxiety, addictions, and stress reduction.

Muir, Bruce - RSW, MA
Strathcona Counselling
325 A 11th Street, Courtenay
Phone: (250) 338-0311
Note: Bruce's practice works with the following issues: addiction, adoption, anger management, anxiety, custody and access, depression, grief/loss, meaning of life questions, and parenting.

Oke, Hank - ICADC, RRP
Strathcona Counselling
325 A 11th Street, Courtenay
Phone: (250) 338-0311
Note: Hank began in the addictions field in 1978. His areas of expertise and specialized training include chemical dependency, co-dependency and family of origin issues including emotional, physical, and sexual abuse, interventions and working with resistant clients.

Owen, Dave - RSW
Strathcona Counselling
325 A 11th Street, Courtenay
Phone: (250) 338-0311
Note: Dave specializes in addictions, adoption, abuse issues, childhood trauma and men's issues in individual, group and family sessions. Dave has training in addictions theory, transactional analysis, Gestalt, and family systems theory.

Slovack, Sandy - RCC
Hold the Vision Coaching & Counselling
Courtenay
Phone: (250) 881-0026
Note: Sandy offers support and guidance to people who want to move forward in their lives. She describes herself as a life-long learner and has developed many skills in the personal and professional development world which have augmented her years of counselling experience.

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Cowichan Bay - private practice therapists

Shepherd, Robert H. - Ph.D., R.Psych.
1775 Pritchard Road, Cowichan Bay
Phone: (250) 748-0296

Wagg, Bill - MA, BA, RPC
Long Boat Counselling
1555 Longwood Road
Cowichan Bay, BC V0R 1N2
Phone: (250) 709-9673
E-Mail: waggbill@hotmail.com

Cranbrook - private practice therapists

McMullen, Kevin - M.Ed., RCC
1601 - 1st Street South
Cranbrook, BC V1C 1B7
Phone: (250) 421-9809

Creston - private practice therapists

Lipton, Matthew - MHS, ACS, RSW
Central Valley Counselling
814 Ibbitson Street, Creston
Phone: (250) 254-9797
Toll-free: 1(877) 899-9797
E-mail: m_lipton_mhs_rsw@hotmail.com
Note: experienced counselling by telephone, in office, or on-site for all recovery/pre-recovery phases. Specializes in couples concerns, sexuality, and intervention planning.

Dawson Creek - private practice therapists

Neumann, Brent - BA, M.Div.
Room 311, 1323 - 102nd Avenue, Dawson Creek
Phone: (250) 219-1127 or (250) 782-5311
Note: Brent was an addiction counsellor for 10 years and has 3 years of post graduate training in pastoral care and counselling. Brent has been a practicing therapist for about 25 years and has run a private practice for the past 5 years. In his own words: "I use an ecclectic approach to counselling with a client centred approach. I am comfortable using expressive play therapy and spiritual direction when requested. I use a primarily seclular approach in this work."

Pickles, Rhonda - RPC(c)
Life Compass Counselling
PO Box 2313
Suite 103-1001 102nd Avenue
Dawson Creek, BC V1G 4P3
Phone: (250) 719-7844
Note: provides counselling on a variety of issues.

Rowland, Jim - B.Ed., M.Ed.
J. Rowland Counselling Services
9204-13 Street, Dawson Creek
Phone: (250) 782-5654
Note: Jim provides addiction counseling, however, his focus is on relationship enhancement for adults and behavioral counseling for children and families. Jim has a M.Ed. In Counselling Psychology and is a Certified Therapist for Sexual Abuse. In Jim's own words: "I am seen as a family therapist."

Delta - private practice therapists

Harrison, Scott - MA, RCC
Sunwood Counselling
128 - 6345 120th Street (Sunshine Village), Delta
Phone: (604) 532-6780
Note: Scott has specific training in assisting people in finding freedom from addictions including substance misuse and behavioral "addictions" such as problem gambling, internet, and sex. Scott's other areas of expertise include the treatment of depression, anger, among others. Scott works with individuals 15 and older.

Laird, Ross - Ph.D., RCC
Delta
Phone: (604) 916-1675
Note: Ross is a best-selling author, psychotherapist, university professor, addictions and trauma specialist, consultant in the psychology of leadership, poet, and craftsman in wood and stone. Dr. Laird emphasizes creativity as an instrument of change.  Ross works with adolescents and adults on an individual basis and in group. Ross also does clinical supervision with a number of addiction treatment centres and social service agencies.

Pelzer, Mary Ann - MA, CCC
Connections Telephone Counselling
Delta
Phone: (604) 590-5753
Toll-free: 1(877) 590-5753
Note: Mary Ann provides telephone counseling for adults struggling with addictions, codependency, grief and loss, etc.

Prasad, Ron - MA, RCC
Delta (by Scott Road and 80th Avenue)
Phone: (604) 307-2216
Note: Ron works with both teenagers and adults. Ron's therapeutic approaches are guided by Virginia Satir, narrative therapy, experiential therapy (i.e. Carl Whitaker), and motivational interviewing techniques. Ron works primarily in the area of addictions and mental health, working in his day job as a concurrent disorder clinician. Ron's private practice also includes working with impaired drivers in a psycho-educational group format.

Duncan - private practice therapists

Rutland, Marcia - MA, RCC
Marcia Rutland Counselling Services
331 St. Julian Street (downtown), Duncan
Phone: (250) 732-2636
Note: Marcia has treated clients with addiction issues since 2004 and collaborates with addiction staff at Duncan Mental Health & Addictions (VIHA). Marcia works primarily with adults but also works with adolescents. Her therapeutic approach is motivational interviewing towards abstinence with 12-step meetings for support.

Shivel, Mary - MA, RCC
#201 - 321 Festubert St.
Duncan
Phone: (250) 210-0055
Note: Mary has been in private practice since 2004. Mary works with the provincial Problem Gambling program. Mary's approach utilizes SFBT, response-based therapy, and CBT. Mary's primary expertise is in anger management and has been working with Stroh in the Relationship Violence Program for the past 5 years. Mary works with adolescents, adults, couples and families. For 10 years, Mary was a child and youth counsellor with Cowichan Family Life.

Stein, Barry - Ph.D., R.Psych.
924 Arbutus Avenue, Duncan
Phone: (250) 246-8687
Note: Barry has worked in a variety of settings and has a preference for SFBT. Barry contracts with EAP Wilson Banwell and has worked with clients struggling with substance abuse. Barry believes mutual support groups are a valuable component to any addiction recovery plan.

Ward, Tanya - MA CCC
Aspen Counselling
Suite 201-126 Ingram St.
Duncan, BC V9L 1P1
Phone: (250) 510-3275  
Note: Offers adult and youth counselling for depression, anxiety, stress, trauma, addictions, and self-esteem.

Williamson, Bonnie - MA, RCC
Duncan
Phone: (250) 748-7776
Note: Bonnie utilizes a combination of CBT and EMDR with addictions that include alcohol, drugs, gambling, and eating disorders. Bonnie has been in private practice since 2002 and finds that EMDR is effective in targeting urges in clients with addictions. Please call for address.

Enderby - private practice therapists

Burton, Lucas - MA, CCC
1910 Victor Street, Enderby
Phone: (250) 550-4644 or (250) 838-5779
Note: Lucas is a counsellor with 8 years experience working with youth and families struggling with both addictions and mental health.

Fehr, Kelvin - BA, BSW, RSW, CMH
Enderby
Phone: (250) 307-7931
Note: Kelvin provides addiction counselling and has been working in the addictions field since 2001. Kelvin also works with First Nation groups as well as with corporations. Kelvin serves North Okanagan and surrounding areas.

Fort St. James - private practice therapists

Bertrand, Blanche - CAC II
Adventures in Recovery Counselling & Consulting
Fort St. James
Toll-free: 1(888) 613-2667
Note: Blanche is a Certified Addictions Counsellor and a Thought Field Therapist. Blanche specializes in family therapy, domestic violence, sexual abuse and loss & grief. Blanche was presented the Rosehip Award for her advocacy of women's rights in 2006. Blanche also co-facilitates the Relationship Violence Program for males convicted of spousal assault. Blanche is compassionate, empathetic and dedicated to helping women overcome life's difficulties.

Bertrand, Raymond J. - RPC, CGC, CAC II, RAS
Adventures in Recovery Counselling & Consulting
Fort St. James
Toll-free: 1(888) 613-2667
Note: Ray's personal journey of recovery started in 1975. Ray has spent 5 years working on Vancouver's skid row, 5 years counselling men in Provincial prisons, 5 years working in First Nations communities as well as being employed in treatment centres and men's supportive recovery houses. Ray co-facilitates the Relationship Violence Program and is a Responsible Driver Program counsellor for impaired drivers. Ray is also a weekly columnist for the Caledonia Courier.

Fort St. John - private practice therapists

Baverstock, Kathryn - MSW, RSW
10142-101st Avenue, Fort St. John
Phone: 250-261-5630
Note: Kathryn works mostly with adults but will consider working with youth since she used to work with youth fulltime. Kathryn has worked in the field of mental health and addictions since 1984. In her own words: "I am very practical in my approach and use MI, SFBT, some CBT, etc. I am extremely interested in the mind-body-spirit connection and getting some balance in these areas." Also works with First Nations & is approved to work with residential school survivors.

Elias, Lou - MA, M.Ed., LST, CCC
Peace Region Counselling Center
Suite 103, 10704-97th Avenue, Fort St John
Phone: (250) 785-9029
Note: In his work with both adolescents and adults, Lou's preferred therapeutic approach is CBT. Lou also uses SASSI for assessments. Lou has been involved with both the Relationship Violent Treatment program and the Responsible Driver Program. 

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Marquez, Maureen - BSN, BA, RPC, MPCP
Maureen Marquez Counselling
279 Cochrane Road
Gibsons, BC VON 1V8
Phone: (604) 741-7591
Email: lila@dcc.net
Note: specializes in issues such as addictions, personal growth, self esteem, and family of origin.

Stevens, Toni - Ph.D.
Gibsons
Phone: (604) 886-1266
Note: Though originally from Montreal, Toni has lived and worked in a variety of agencies and institutions in California for 30 years. Her areas of expertise include criminality, substance abuse, sexual abuse, parenting, relationships issues (gay and heterosexual), and women's issues. Since returning to Canada in 1997, she has worked with individuals, couples and families.

Hope - private practice therapists

W., E. Florence
Hope & Area Transition Society
Unit H 895 3rd Avenue
Hope, BC V0X 1L0
Phone: (604) 869-5111
E-Mail:dna@hopetransition.org  
Note: Treats addictions, depression, grief, employment, violence prevention, and relationship counselling. Also has a practice in Chilliwack.

Houston - private practice therapists

Siebenga, John - RCC
1923 Hungerford Road, Houston
Phone: (250) 845-3343

Invermere - private practice therapists

Read, Beverly - M.Ed., BA, DAT
PO Box 2183
Invermere, BC V0A 1K0
Phone: (250) 342-9428
E-Mail: read@telus.net
Note: also has a diploma in art therapy.

Kamloops - PRIVATE PRACTICE THERAPISTS

Annand, Trudy - RPC, MPCP, BRI (I)
Axis Intervention Services Ltd.
651 Victoria Street, Kamloops
Phone: (250) 545-1898
Toll-free: 1(866) 455-2947
Note: Trudy offers individual and group counseling for addictions. Trudy is able to travel to provide intervention services which help families who have a love one that refuses to get help for a problem with drugs or alcohol.

Edwards, Louise - RCC
Edwards Counselling Services
Kamloops
Phone: (250) 374-2246
Note: Louise has over 40 years of addiction experience in a number of settings. Louise also works with sexual abuse and other related issues. Louise prefers working with adults but also works with adolescents as well as couples and families. Louise is eclectic and flexible in her approach. Please call Louise for her address and a pre-screening for suitability.

Graham, Grace - B.Sc., M.Ed., RCC
Synergy Counselling Associates
308-141 Victoria St., Kamloops
Phone: (250) 314-0298

Hurley, Cheryl - M.Ed., RCC
Synergy Counselling Associates
#308 - 141 Victoria, Kamloops
Phone: (250) 372-7299
Note: Cheryl provides counselling for substance abuse, depression, trauma and anxiety. Since 1989, Cheryl has worked in both government-funded addiction/mental health programs and in private practice. Cheryl works with adult individuals and couples. Cheryl utilizes TIR for trauma and has training in Gestalt and various client-centered approaches such as body awareness and relaxation. Cheryl is currently involved in the Problem Gambling Program.

Schell, Celeste - BA (Hons.), MC, RCC
Synergy Counselling
605 Nicola St.
Kamloops, BC V2C 2R2
Phone: (250) 314-0298
E-Mail: admin@synergycounselling.ca

Puharich, Lisa - BA, CARP
Lifestories Counselling Services
220 3rd Ave - Suite 102, Kamloops
Phone: (250) 314-0066
Note: Lisa has 14 years of counselling experience, offering individual, couples and family counselling to address issues including depression, anxiety, self esteem, relationship building, substance use (self and co-dependents), eating disorders/body image, divorce, job loss and parenting.

Smith, Cogi - BSW, RSW
Thompson Nicola Employee & Family Counselling
408 - 153 Seymour Street, Kamloops
Phone: (250) 372-2262
Toll-free: 1(800) 665-1095
E-Mail: info@tncounselling.ca
Note: has experience dealing with a variety of issues, working with children, teens, and adults as individuals, couples or family groupings.

Williamson, Marcia - B.A., M.Ed., RCC
Suite 10 A - 1315 Summit Drive, Kamloops
Phone: (250) 319-4226
Note: Marcia has over 30 years experience working in the social services sector. Her interests and expertise include: dealing with martial and relationship issues; depression, anxiety and self-esteem; anger management; grief and loss and family issues. Marcy also has extensive experience working with adults, couples and families in the areas of drug and alcohol misuse, abuse and trauma. Marcy is passionate about assisting clients in the areas of personal growth and life enhancing change.

Wolfe, Sidney - MC, CCC
Shai Counselling & Consulting Inc.
615 St. Paul Street, Kamloops
Phone: (250) 852-3109
Note: Sidney specializes in adult treatment for substance abuse, depression, anxiety, and general counselling. Sidney does not offer family counseling. Sidney primarily uses CBT and narrative therapy but matches the client to the therapy rather than the other way around. Sidney has worked in addiction therapy since 1998.

Kelowna - private practice therapists

Adkin, Annette - RPC
787 Torrs. Crt.
Kelowna, BC V1W 1B5
Phone: (250) 878-7035

Armstrong, John - BSW, RSW
Kelowna
Phone: (250) 860-1951
Note: John is an addiction specialist in private practice since 2003 and has been working in the addiction treatment field since 1978. John runs an aftercare group for people completing private residential treatment and also facilitates interventions. John sees clients from Kelowna, Winfield, Oyama, Peachland, Summerland, and as far south as Penticton. Please contact John for his address.

Chan, Judy - RPC
True Life Consulting
Kelowna, BC
Phone: (250) 212-3321
E-Mail: judy@truelifeconsulting.com
Note: Judy practices Transactional Analysis.

Devlin, Cori - DKATI, BA
209 - 616 KLO Road, Kelowna
Phone: (250) 763-3729
Note: Cori is a registered art therapist who has been in private practice since 2000 and treats adults, youth, families and groups. Cori works with individuals struggling with a number of issues, including addiction. Cori works from a depth psychology perspective with a body-oriented psychotherapy approach. Cori has done additional training in self-regulation therapy to help individuals with trauma as well as CBT and family systems therapy.

Dodds, Kathryn - RPC
Catalyst Counselling
Queensway Business Center
Suite 200 - 369 Queensway Ave.
Kelowna, BC V1Y 8E6
E-Mail: foundfreedom@shaw.ca
Phone: (250) 870-2732

Draper-Scott, Ezreena - BA, RPC, TIR
Okanagan Therapeutic Counselling
#5 - 1638 Pandosy Street
Kelowna, BC V1Y 1P8
Phone: (250) 212-5596
E-Mail: ezreenascott@gmail.com

Dunn, Terry - BSW, RCC
210-347 Leon Ave., Kelowna
Phone: (250) 317-7484
Note: Terry does a lot of work with couples and families. In his own words: "I tend to act and think systemically, in other words, looking at the big picture. I lean towards self-regulation and the Satir model. I work to create a relationship with clients and then determine their needs."

Huggins, Donna - RCC
Kelowna Note: Donna is not currently accepting new clients.

Lea, Gary - Ph.D.
Kelowna Professional Group
#350 - 1855 Kirschner Road, Kelowna
Phone: (250) 762-2525

McAlpine, Kirsten - CCC, M.Ed.
5406 Chute Lake Road, Kelowna
Phone: (250) 764-0520
Note: Besides her private practice, Kirsten is a concurrent disorders clinical consultant for the Interior Health Authority. Kirsten speaks both English and German.

McCarty, Jason - M.A., CCC
21-1873 Spall Road
Kelowna, BC V1Y 4R2
Phone: (250) 864-4933
E-mail: jasonmccarty@mac.com
Note: Jason uses an integrative approach to psychotherapy. He pulls mainly from Gestalt, person-centered, existential/humanistic, and psychodynamic theories.  Jason's approach to working with addictions follows a bio-psycho-social-spiritual understanding of how addictions develop as well as how to treat them. 

Mitchell, Ed - RPC (Cand.)
Transitions Counselling Center
513A Lawrence Avenue
Kelowna, BC V1X 1V6
Phone: (778) 436-9446
Cell: (250) 801-6411
E-Mail: counsellor@kelownacounsellor.com

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Odell-Cardinal, Ellen - CHt, EFT-ADV
Solutions Hypnotherapy
Kelowna, BC
Phone: (250) 764-1590
Note: Ellen combines hypnotherapy and Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT) to help clients with drug and alcohol addictions release the emotional impact of their past. Ellen is a certified EFT practitioner. Please contact Ellen for her address.

Pyasetska, Tanya - MA, RCC
SEVA Counselling
202 - 1517 Water St.
Kelowna, BC V1P 3J8
Phone: (250) 300-0030
E-Mail: tanya@sevacounselling.com
Website: www.sevacounselling.com
Note: Tanya also speaks Polish, Russian, and Ukrainian.

Port, Sam - M.S.W., CCC
Morningstar Counselling
Kelowna
Phone: (250) 860-3329
Note: Sam specializes in anger management, depression, grief, and addictions. Sam speaks both English and Dutch.

Preece, Cindy - M.Ed., RCC, CCC
# 230 - 1855 Kirschner Road, Kelowna
Phone: (250) 878-5443
Note: Cindy specializes in psychiatric and chronic illnesses, grief and loss, addictions, self-esteem, personal development as well as stress and time management.

Reimer, Sam - Ph.D., RCC
Restoration Counselling
1339 Paul St.
Kelowna, BC V1Y 2E2
Phone: (250) 868-2338
E-Mail: dr_sam@restorationcounselling.com
Note: Sam provides counseling services to individuals and couples dealing with personal, marital and parenting/family issues such as abuse, addictions, co-dependency, anger, stress, depression, grief, and spirituality. Sam earned his doctorate in Christian counselling.

Shevkenek, Linda D. - MA, RPC
2041 Harvey Avenue
Kelowna, BC V1Y 6G7
Phone: (250) 837-1781

Smith, Christine - MSW
Christine Smith Counselling Services
Kelowna
Phone: (250) 878-5825

Thomas, Derek - RPC
Site #1: #6-1636 Pandosy St. Kelowna, BC V4T 1A9 Site #2: 2424 Apollo Road
Westbank, BC
Phone: (250) 864-3307
E-Mail: apollocounselling@shaw.ca

Willis, Gary - Ph.D.
Diversified Rehabilitation Group
103 - 2000 Enterprise Way, Kelowna
Phone: (250) 860-2868
Note: At Diversified Rehabilitation Group, Gary provides treatment for common concerns such as work stress, depression, anxiety, trauma, family and parenting issues, traumatic brain injury, adaptation to physical injuries, and stress management.

Kimberley - private practice therapists

Perdok-Waboose, Elizabeth - BHSc., RPC
128 106 Avenue
Kimberley, BC V1A 1B3
Phone: (250) 427-2561
Cell: (250) 520-0133  

Kitimat - private practice therapists

Epp, Edward - M.A., M.Ed., RCC
Kitimat
Phone: (250) 624-4635
Note: Edward provides an aftercare group for individuals who have completed addiction treatment. Groups are Thursday nights 7 - 9 PM in Kitimat. Edward is well-versed in narrative and SFBT approaches as well as the more traditional approaches such as 12-Step facilitation. Edward has been in private practice since 1996 and works with individuals (adults and adolescents), couples, families, and First Nations members. Please call Edward for his address.

Klemtu - private practice therapists

Champagne, Irene - M.Ed., RCC
Parksville, BC
Phone: (250) 248-4368
Cell: (250) 937-8560
Toll-Free: 1(800) 934-0434
E-Mail: laquerencia@shaw.ca
Website: http://laquerencia.webs.com/
Note: Irene has served as a clinical supervisor, best practices consultant, and practice mentor for colleagues and organizations for over 20 years. Irene provides Clinical Treatment for Addictions, Anxiety, Depression, Motivational Issues, Trauma Recovery, Grief, Lifestyle Adjustment, Parent-Teen Conflict, Pain Management, Weight Management and Compulsive Disorders. We also counsel for best outcomes with Marriage Preparation, Vocational Exploration, Divorce Coaching, Parenting, Custody and Access Agreements, Spiritual Impasse Management, and more. Members of her clinical team also offer specialty services in the areas of Indian Residential School Trauma and Historical Trauma.

Ladysmith - private practice therapists

Iberg, Shelley - RT, BCR, RCC, CCC
Ladysmith
Phone: (250) 739-0953
Note: Shelley specializes in addictions, trauma, and life transitions. Besides her private practice, Shelley also works for the Vancouver Island Health Authority.

Lake Country - private practice therapists

Maskell, Heidi - RPC
Lake Country Counselling
Suite 13A, Lakewood Mall
Lake Country, BC V4V 1E3
Phone: (250) 864-2114
E-Mail: heidi@lakecountrycounselling.com Note: brings over 20 years of pastoral care and counselling into her practice.

Langley - private practice therapists

Auxier, John W. - Ph.D.
Trinity Western University
7600 Glover Road, Langley
Phone: (604) 888-7511
Note: John's practice includes addictions counselling, marriage, family therapy and pastoral counseling. John is a Certified Substance Abuse Counsellor in the State of Arizona. John's available office hours are Wednesday evenings in Langley or Abbotsford.

Avery, Charlaine - M.Ed., RCC
Avery Counselling
209 - 20226 Fraser Highway, Langley
Phone: (604) 724-7763
E-mail: charlaine@averycounselling.com
Note: Charlaine has extensive experience working with addictions, anger, anxiety, communication, depression, grief and loss, health, life transitions, parenting and step-parenting, separation and divorce, stress and trauma related to work, emotional, sexual or physical abuse. See the addiction-specific page on her website for information on the addiction services she provides.

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Bollis, Diane P. - D.Min, RMFT
9470 206B St. - Rear Unit
Langley, BC V1M 1H9
Phone: (604) 888-9894 or 859-1472
E-Mail: phoenixa@telus.net
Note: A Christian family therapist with particular expertise with abuse issues, alcoholism/addiction, criminal justice system issues, and people experiencing conflict due to sexual orientation and is especially experienced helping churches and families of gays and lesbians resolve their adjustment reactions.

Brierley, Shelley - M.Ed., RCC, RT
Oasis Consulting Limited
839 200th Street, Langley
Phone: (604) 532-0680
Note:  As an eclectic therapist, Shelley utilises the best of what she knows from a variety of theoretical and skill based counselling approaches in order to be most effective to meet the needs of the individual(s) she is working with. This includes: Method of Levels, Reality Therapy, Systems Theory, Meta Cognitive Work, Gestalt Therapy, ACOA, Dream Work, NLP, Rogerian and Egan model counselling. She is known for her focus on individual strengths, which she uses to assist them in developing their weaknesses.

Buirs, Robin - MA, RCC
211-20226 Fraser Highway, Langley
Phone: (604) 312-8343
Note: In addition to working in private practice, Robin was a counsellor in the SHARE adult addiction program for 12 years. In his own words: "I have worked with individuals, couples and facilitated groups on topics such as stress management, lifestyle changes, harm reduction, and relapse prevention. I am familiar with Biopsychosocial-spiritual, 12-step, narrative, CBT, SFBT, and Motivational Interviewing." Robin works with adults only.

Hope, Nadine - MA, RCC
Nadine Hope Counselling
#209 1548 Johnston Rd.
White Rock, BC V4B 3Z8
Phone: (778) 722-3140
Website: www.nadinehopecounselling.com
E-Mail: info@nadinehopecounselling.com
Note: Nadine has many years of experience in working with trauma, depression, anxiety and other mental health issues. She favours a mind/body approach to counselling, often using Focusing Oriented Therapy as a gentle way of processing painful experiences. She also uses relaxation skills, grounding skills, challenging negative thoughts, and assertiveness skills.

Chivers, Louise - MA, RCC
Two Horses Counselling
Langley
Phone: (778) 397-0848
Note: Louise focuses on equine therapy and so her office is a barn! Louise works with children, adolescents, and adults. Louise has recently relocated from Vancouver Island. See the website link above for more information on Louise and equine therapy.

Clark, Elaine - RPC
Acceptance Counselling
6782 248th St., Langley
Phone: (604) 857-1615
E-Mail: eclark34@shaw.ca
Note: Elaine is a therapist with 20 years experience. Ran program called Youth on Purpose and it evolved into Choose Again. Elaine has worked with many families in crisis and has been a foster parent of teenage boys. Elaine is process-oriented, solution-driven ideas that inspire and motivate. Elaine provides pre- and post-program addiction counselling focused on the family of the client.

Gangopadhyay, Tisha - Ph.D.
#204 - 20559 Fraser Highway, Langley
Phone: (604) 506-7968
Note: Tisha has over 10 years of expertise treating relationship difficulties, serious mental illness, depression, anxiety, substance abuse and life transitions. Tisha has a particular interest and expertise in treating trauma. Tisha has also recently been working with adolescents with conduct/behavioural problems and substance abuse. Tisha's approaches include CBT, feminist therapy, among others.

Gregg, Jennifer - MA, CCC
Groundwork Counselling
110-8814 216 St. (Walnut Grove), Langley
Phone: (604) 614-9235
Note: Jennifer works with couples and families. In individual therapy, Jennifer prefers working with adults. In her own words: "I have been involved with the B.C. Problem Gambling program for 7 years. I have extensive experience working with complex substance and behavioural addictions in individual and group settings. My primary approach is CBT, SFBT with a focus on emotional processing/awareness and attachment theory."

Haley, Brian - MA, RCC
Oakhill Counselling & Mediation
104-20678 Eastleigh Crescent, Langley
Phone: (604) 607-1035
Note: Brian has over 5 years working with individuals and couples on issues such as addiction, depression/anxiety, life/career coaching, anger management, and spiritual issues.

Kennedy, Megan - RPC
20303 Douglas Cres.
Langley, BC V3A 8T4
Phone: (778) 878-5543
E-Mail: mw.kennedy@shaw.ca
Note: Has over 12 years exerience in all addictions, eating disorders, trauma, abuse, mental illness, concurrent disorders, relationships and transitions through life.

Koo, Michael - RCC
Michael Koo Consulting Services
20543 96th Avenue, Langley
Phone: (604) 561-6845
Note: Michael interned at SHARE Family services and was a family therapist at PEAK House residential youth treatment in Vancouver and MRTC. In his own words: "I have been influenced by the work of Haven Institute in intensive group psycho-education models based on an integrated East-West psychology model. My approach is client-centered and collaborative, based in narrative and Energy Psychology therapies." Michael has a contract with Problem Gambling.

Kwee, Alex - Psy.D., R.Psych.
#202 - 5755 Glover Road
Langley, BC V1M 4G4
Phone: (778) 823-0346
E-Mail: dr.alex.kwee@gmail.com
Note: Dr. Kwee is registered with the College of Psychologists of BC. He is experienced in the treatment of substance addictions and comorbid psychological disorders such as depression and anxiety.

McLellan, Lisa - MA, RCC
Langley Counselling
Suite 206 - 20641 Logan Avenue, Langley
Phone: (604) 785-6577
Note: Lisa has 9 years of specialized experience working with individuals with addiction issues and their families. Lisa uses a client-centered humanistic approach in her counselling, drawing from the theories of the schools of CBT, SFBT, narrative and existential therapies. Lisa's practice includes separation/divorce, addictions, codependency, anxiety, depression, and personal growth. Lisa treats both adults and youth.

Monro, Craig - MA, RCC
Oakhill Counselling & Mediation
104-20678 Eastleigh Crescent, Langley
Phone: (604) 607-1035
Note: Craig has over 18 years experience working with issues such as parent/teen conflict, addiction, depression/anxiety, physical/sexual/emotional abuse, greif/loss/attachment issues, and anger management.

Peters, Helen - M.C., RCC
20194 - 69 Avenue, Langley
Phone: (604) 532-5296
Note: Helen began working with an EFAP in 2002 providing assessments, referrals and an aftercare group. Helen typically uses a bio/psycho/social/spiritual focus using family systems, CBT, 12 Step, stages of change and has used Terence Gorski's Relapse Prevention Workbook in sessions. Helen encourages AA or NA group participation. Helen works only with adults. Helen also works for an EAP with offices in Burnaby and Surrey

Phillips-Hing, Martin - R.Psych., Ph.D.
Oakhill Counselling and Mediation Services
104-20678 Eastleigh Crescent, Langley
Phone: (604) 607-1035
Note: Martin is a senior manager and provides clinical supervision and consultation to PACS in White Rock, and to two child and adolescent residential programs working with at-risk families. Martin's previous experience includes; (i) working with addicted, incarcerated youth; (ii) part-time school counsellor (2 years); and (iii) on-call crisis intervention and management with an employee assistance program.

Shoblom, Wayne - MSW, RCSW
BC Counselling
206-20641 Logan Ave.
Langley, BC
Phone: (604) 507-7471

Simms, Shannon - MA, CCC
Suite 304, 9440 202 St.
Langley, BC V1M 4A6
Phone: (604) 888-8294
E-Mail: shannon@simmscounselling.com
Website:
www.simmscounselling.com
Note: Shannon works in mental health and addictions, specializing in Problem Gambling. She works with youth, adults, and couples.

Tatlay Hoonjan, Pardeep, K. - MA, RCC
South Fraser Counselling Services
Location #1: 20338 65th Avenue, Langley
Location #2: 306-5171 - 221 A St., Langley
Phone: (604) 626-3371
Note: Pardeep treats both adolescents and adults but mostly men with addictions. Pardeep has a SFBT mindset in her therapeutic work that also draws from CBT, relationship therapy, and DBT. Other than English, Pardeep is fluent in Punjabi (verbal and written), and has a sound, working knowledge of Hindi and Urdu.

Wagner, Bruce - RCC
Langley
Phone: (604) 533-8942

Weibelzahl, T. James - MA, Psy.D. (cand.)
Northwest Change Agents
PO Box 179
Langley, BC V0X 1T0
Phone: (604) 530-3966
E-Mail: tjweibelzahl@gmail.com
Website: www.northwestchangeagents.com
Note: James provides both marriage & family therapy and individual work, including addictions.

Wilk, Darren - RCC
Best Marriages Counselling and Workshop Centre
6350 204th St., Langley
Phone: (604) 539-5277 or (604) 307-7811
Note: Darren provides couples therapy and has expertise in treating depression, addiction, trauma, and violent behaviour. Darren's relationship counseling is based on the work of relationship researcher Dr. John Gottman.

Lillooet - private practice therapists

Allen, Thad MA, RCC
Lillooet Spa and Wellness Centre
836 Main Street, Lillooet
Phone: (250) 256-4906
Toll-free: 1(866) 884-5990
Note: Thad has been in private practice since 1987. Thad did an internship with the National Parole Service and has worked in community corrections in Prince George. Previously, Thad was director of the methadone maintenance program in Prince George and Director of the original alcohol/drug unit at the regional hospital in Prince George. Thad also has expertise in eating disorders and trauma (certified EMDR). Thad takes appointments in Lillooet 1 day a week.

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Smith, Cogi - BSW, RSW
Lillooet Spa and Wellness Centre
836 Main Street, Lillooet
Phone: (250) 256-2156
Note: Cogi has been with Thompson Nicola ARS since May 1994 and a counsellor since 1989. Cogi has certificates from the Northwest Satir Institute, Yaletown Narrative Marriage Therapy Centre and diplomas from The Family Therapy Centre plus numerous training courses in CBT and addictions. Cogi has experience dealing with a variety of issues and works with individuals (children, teens, and adults), couples and family groupings.

Lytton - private practice therapists

Allen, Thad MA, RCC
844 Main Street, Lytton (Lytton Medical Clinic)
Phone: (250) 256-4906
Toll-free: 1(866) 884-5990
Note: Thad has been in private practice since 1987. Thad did an internship with the National Parole Service and has worked in community corrections in Prince George. Previously, Thad was director of the methadone maintenance program in Prince George and director of the original alcohol/drug unit at the regional hospital in Prince George. Thad also has expertise in eating disorders and trauma. Thad is a certified EMDR practitioner.

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Mackenzie - private practice therapists

Kitto, Sherri - MA, CHt
Mackenzie
Phone: (250) 561-0952
Note: Sherri is a certified hypnotherapist who specializes in treating individuals with addiction issues as well as with sex offenders. Besides being in private practice for the past 7 years, Sherri is employed with the Elizabeth Fry Society and Northern Health Authority. Sherri also does mental health assessments. Sherri provides a free initial consult including a relapse risk assessment. Please call Sherri for her address.

Maple Ridge - private practice therapists

Josephson, Roy - RCC
Maple Ridge
Phone: (604) 466-5552

Mallory, Rachel - Ph.D.
Oakhill Counselling and Mediation
200-11830 223rd St, Maple Ridge
Phone: (604) 607-1035

McDonald, Linda - MA, RCC
Oakhill Counselling & Mediation 200-11830-223 Street, Maple Ridge
Phone: (604) 607-1035
Note: Linda has over 25 years experience working with individuals struggling with drug & alcohol addiction, sexual abuse, women's issues, anger management. Linda is also trained in EMDR for the treatment of trauma.

Miller, Sandy - MA, RCC
Oakhill Counselling and Mediation Services
200-11830-223 Street, Maple Ridge
Phone: (604) 607-1035
Note: Sandy has over 20 years experience working with individuals, couples, and families on issues such as trauma/abuse, addictions, grief, gender identity issues, and health issues.

Selluski, Sheran, MA, RCC
201 A - 22838 Lougheed Highway, Maple Ridge
Phone: (604) 790-9232
Note: Sheran works with individuals and couples struggling with issues such as stress, trauma, life stage transitions, and addictions. Sheran is a specialist in stress and trauma.

Stilling, Linda - CHt
Maple Ridge
Phone: (604) 466-9430
Note: Linda is a certified hypnotherapist and works with clients that have addictions. Please contact Linda for her address.

Trandafir, Loredana - MA, RCC
Oakhill Counselling & Mediation
200-11830-223 Street, Maple Ridge
Phone: (604) 607-1035
Note: Loredana has over 6 years experience working with individuals (including victims of abuse), couples, and families on issues such as addiction, trauma, grife, and anger management.

Merritt - private practice therapists

Lanteigne, Leila - MA, RCC, RRP
Merritt
Phone: (250) 378-6942
Note: Leila believes in a harm reduction approach and invites clients through education, support and guidance, to access their own strength and wisdom to transform life's obstacles into opportunities to grow, heal and change. Leila has worked as an addictions counsellor at Agassiz Harrison Community Services before becoming their family therapist. Leila works with both adults and adolescents. Please contact Leila directly for her address.

Mission - private practice therapists

Clark, Elaine - BA, MPCP
Mission, BC
Phone: (604) 857-1615

Dawson, Kym - Ph.D., R.Psych.
Mental Health Consulting Mission
Cell: (604) 798-1794
Note: Dr. Dawson's areas of interests include stress, trauma, substance abuse, process addictions, gender, reproduction, adoption issues, and building healthy work teams. Kym works with both individuals and couples and was a substance abuse counselor at Phoenix Centre from 1996 to 1998. Kym also has a private practice with Oakhill Counselling and Mediation Services.

Drader, Gillian - MA, RCC
Mission Counselling Services
33036 - 7th Avenue, Mission
Phone: (604) 826-3366
Note: Gillian has worked extensively with adolescents and their families in various communities in the Lower Mainland and has also worked a great deal with women of various ages who have experienced trauma and are dealing with issues such as PTSD, depression, eating disorders and addiction. Gillian is a Level 2 certified EMDR therapist, incorporates various modalities in her work and is a resource for children, adolescents and adults.

Kunkel, Wendy - MA, CCC
Valley Recovery Support Association
9127 Emiry St.
Mission, BC V4S 1A8
Phone: (604) 820-0681
Cell: (604) 315-6406
Note: Wendy specializes in the treatment of women and children in residential treatment for addictions. Wendy accepts new clients in private practice.

Selluski, Sheran, MA, RCC
208 B -33123 1st Avenue, Mission
Phone: (604) 790-9232
Note: Sheran works with individuals and couples struggling with issues such as stress, trauma, life stage transitions, and addictions. Sheran is a specialist in stress and trauma.

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Nanaimo - private practice therapists

Barber, Candace - RCC, ICADC
5200 Entwhistle Drive, Nanaimo
Phone: (250) 758-8406
Note: Candace works with families, conducts interventions and offers relapse prevention work with individuals struggling with drug and alcohol issues.

Brandon, Kathy - MSW, RSW
Brandon Counselling Services
151 Skinner St.
Nanaimo, BC V9R 5E8
Phone: (250) 713-3870
E-Mail: info@brandoncounselling.com
Note: treats depression, anxiety, addictions, relationship problems, or the effects of abuse and traumas.

Beattie, A. Maura - Ph.D.
406 - 495 Dunsmuir St., Nanaimo
Phone: (250) 716-1571
Note: Dr. Beattie works with individuals (adults & youth), couples and families. In her own words: "Many clients presenting with depression or anxiety disorders may benefit from CBT techniques, whereas those presenting with family-of-origin issues may prefer to work within psychodynamic or self-psychology frameworks.  Relaxation training as well as basic stress management skills may be taught to those suffering from chronic pain."

Briggs, Janice - M.Ed., RCC
6541 Groveland Drive (near Woodgrove Mall), North Nanaimo
Phone: (250) 668-6541
Note: Janice specializes in, and is in recovery from, disordered eating. Janice has been working with individuals in addictions, including substance abuse, since 1997. In her own words: "I have training in CBT, DBT, Motivational Interviewing, Stages of Change and draw from humanistic, interpersonal, and developmental psychology - relationship is everything!" Janice sees both adolescents and adults in her practice.

Bell, Janice - MSW, RCC
Counselling Nanaimo
#2 - 253 Milton Street, Nanaimo
Phone: (250) 244-2929
Note: Janice approaches her work with clients using a variety of methods or an eclectic approach including CBT, emotion focused therapy, EMDR, family of origin theory, gestalt, hypno-therapy, Jungian psychotherapy, narrative therapy, SFBT and systems theory.  After years of working in this field, Janice is confident in her ability to implement the best approach at just the right time with the right person.

Charles, Martine - Ph.D., RCC
Suite 1 - 427 Fitzwilliam St., Nanaimo
Phone: (250) 740-0244
Note: Martine has expertise in trauma, addictions, depression, anxiety, and stress. Martine also teaches Mindfulness-based Stress Reduction.

Gautier, Jacqueline - MA, RCC
Room 202, 190 Wallace St., Nanaimo
Phone: (250) 619-0374
Note: Jacqueline has worked in private addiction treatment and utilizes therapies such as 12-step facilitation, CBT, psycho-dynamic, DBT, and Gestalt. Jacqueline is a member of IEATA as a certified expressive art therapist. Jacqueline has been working with individuals struggling in addictions since 2006. Jacqueline works with individuals (adults and adolescents), couples, and families.

Giesbrecht, Mark - MA, RCC, CCC
Transitions Counselling & Psychotherapy
Unit 12b - 1601 Bowen Road
Nanaimo, BC V9S 1G5
Phone: (250) 591-0551  
Note: Treats  anxiety, stress, depression, transitions, sex addiction utilizing evidence-based clinical practices.

Goh, Pauline - MA, CCC, RCC
Integral Counselling
517 Wentworth Street
Nanaimo, BC V9R 3E3
Phone: (250) 323-3233 (Nanaimo)
Phone: (778) 987-6882 (North Vancouver) Note: Treats  adults, youth, couples, groups. Speaks English and Cantonese.

Iberg, Shelley - RT, BCR, MA
Nanaimo, BC
Phone: (250) 739-0953  
Note: Treats addictions and trauma.

Jeffery, Krisanna - M.Ed., BSW, RCC
1836 Douglas Crescent, Nanoose Bay
Phone: (250) 468-5494 (9 am to 5 pm)
Note: Krisanna has over 24 years of experience assisting adults, youth, and couples who are dealing with depression, anxiety, relationships, sexuality, trauma, addictions, compulsions, self-esteem, loss, and stress. Krisanna utilizes an eclectic approach that includes EFT, TAT, Seemorg Matrix, SFBT, and hypnosis. For 10 years, Krisanna was an addiction counsellor with the BC Ministry of Health.

Lake, Paola - Ph.D.
Lake Professional Psychology Corporation
(formerly Bellerose and Lake)
203-335 Wesley St.
Nanaimo, BC V9R 2T5
Phone: (250) 824-5006
E-Mail: see website.
Note: over 11 years experience working with problems such as eating disorders, grief, low self-esteem, interpersonal problems, fears and anxieties.  Has a special interest in helping individuals achieve goals personal success. Paola has extensive training in EFT, hypnosis, EMDR, CBT, narrative, SFBT and psychodynamic therapy.

Littlechild, Kary-l - M.Ed., CCC
218 Princess Street, Nanaimo
Phone: (250) 754-9988
Note: Kary-l assists individuals by applying various methodologies such as: CBT, REBT, Emotional Field Therapy, Enlightenment, and FN Cultural applications. As well as private practice she works with residential issues- trauma /healing and preparation for hearings. Stop Chasing Your Mind, Re: Anxiety and Becoming- Peacefull and Mindfull are two of many workshops offered.

Low, Steve - ICADC
Steps to Success Counselling and Consulting Services
Nanaimo
Phone: (250) 668-7837
Note: Steve is a counselor with over 17 years experience working with adults, youth, and families struggling with addiction. Steve has worked with adults and adolescents in both EAP and residential settings.

Palmer, Kate - MA, RCC
Marshall & Associates
Madsen Centre
#203-1801 Bowen Road
Nanaimo, BC V9S 1H1
Phone: (250) 754-7703
E-Mail: info@marshallcounselling.ca

Reid, Linda - M.Ed., RCC, RCAT
#203 - 335 Wesley St.
Nanaimo, BC V9R 2J4
Phone: (250) 802-0172 or 591-1600
E-Mail: linda@linreid.ca

Ring, Mark - M.A.
Head and Heart
203-335 Wesley Street
Nanaimo, BC V9R 2T5
Phone: 250-797-2881  
Note: Provides evidence-based counselling services for a range of personal problems including; stress, anger, depression, anxiety, self-esteem, addiction, relationships, and parenting.

Rousseau, Kathie - RPC, MPCP
Blue Sage Counselling
207A - 335 Wesley Street
Nanaimo, BC
Phone: (250) 667-0347
E-Mail: kathie@bluesagecounselling.com
Note: Kathie's work is informed from a somatic (mind-brain-body) approach, which guides me to relate to each client as a unique, complex whole.

Stirling, Candy - D.Min., MTSC, B.Sc.N., RCC, ICADC
Nanaimo
Phone: (250) 758-8406
Note: Candy's private practice specializes in addiction and trauma. Candy also does a lot of cross-cultural work with adults who came to Canada as global "nomads" - military families, missionary kids and diplomatic corp. Besides her private practice, Candy is also the chaplain at Edgewood Treatment Centre where she provides individual counselling for adult men and women.  Candy also has experience treating a number of other mental health issues.

Thompson, Ronald E. - ACCHT
Nanaimo Hypnotherapy Center
806B Townsite Rd.
Nanaimo, BC V9S 1L7
Phone: (250) 755-6479
E-Mail: info.nhc@shaw.ca

Nelson - private practice therapists

Cormack, Kimberley - CCC, MA
2 - 4925 Marello Road
Nelson, BC V1L 6X4
Phone: 250-505-3448  
Note: Treats trauma and addictions.

Hakola, Jennifer - BFA (Hons.), DKATI
Clear Water Art Therapy Services
1-205 Victoria St.
Nelson, BC
Phone: (250) 509-0253
E-Mail: nelsonarttherapy@gmail.com
Note: a certified art therapist.

Lummis, Christine - BA, DKATI, RCAT
Art Therapy Services
Nelson, BC
Phone: (250) 352-5056
E-Mail: clummis@shaw.ca
Note: a certified art therapist.

Maclean, Sandy - MA, RCC
102D - 415 Kootenay St.
Nelson, BC V1L 1K7
Phone: (250) 509-1092
Website: www.nelsoncounselling.com
E-Mail: sandymaclean@gmail.com
Note: Sandy has worked for over 10 years as a therapist for adults, she specializes in addictions recovery and helping people resolve underlying and co-occuring trauma, PTSD, Eating Disorders, Anxiety and Depression. Her modalities for therapy include CBT, Motivational Interviewing, Somatic Psychotherapy and DBT. She offers a free 20 minute initial consultation.

Porter, Esta - Ph.D.
417 Hall St. Nelson, BC V1L1Y9
Phone: (250) 229-2244
Email: estap@netidea.com
Note: Esta has 35 years of clinical practice and has worked with adults, adolescents, children and families. Esta's background includes high school and university teaching. Esta's holistic approach integrates wellness in a way that brings about lasting, pervasive, and generative changes in people's lives. Esta is recipient of the 2007 CCA Counsellor Practitioner Award.

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Reid, Lee - M.Ed., CCC
904 Third St., Nelson
Phone: (250) 352-3870
Note: Lee has specialized in addictions for 15 years but prefers to work with concurrent complex trauma, including bipolar, depression, and anxiety/ panic disorders. Lee's private practice office is from her home, and one day per week at an acupuncture clinic. In her own words: "How I work is with the nervous system and through the body. If you are familiar with the work of Peter Levine, then you will have some understanding of the process." Lee treats adults only and works part time with Nelson Mental Health.

Wells, Barb - MA, RCC
560 Baker St., Nelson
Phone: (250) 505-4070
Note: Barb has been a practicing counsellor for 14+ years specializing in addictions. She works with people who are having difficulties with addictive behaviour such as drug and alcohol misuse, sex, eating, and internet obsession. She also works with people suffering from mind/thinking addictions such as excessive worry, heightened anxiety, and depression. She has a Master's degree in Counselling with a separate degree in Addiction Studies. Currently in private practice, her previous experience includes residential and outpatient addiction treatment counselling.

New Westminster - private practice therapists

Aboussafy, David - Ph.D.
210-Sixth St., New Westminster
Phone: (604) 671-9318
Note: Dr. Aboussafy provides a full range of assessment services to adults. In treatment, David utilizes CBT, SFBT, and other evidence-based treatments for anxiety (for example, panic disorder, generalized anxiety disorder, OCD, phobias, or acute stress); sleep problems; mood disorders (such as depression); chronic pain; anger, conflict and distressed communication in relationships; substance use; compulsive or other problem behaviour.

Allanach, Ron - Ed.D., CCC
609 4th Avenue, New Westminster
Phone: (604) 524-0742
Note: Dr. Allanach has over 35 years experience serving families, schools, and troubled youth and holds a certificate in Addictions and Substance Abuse Counselling. Ron received his Ed.D. in Leadership and Organization with a specialty in adolescent behaviour and discipline in 2003.

Austin, Cheryl - MA, CCC
First Light Counselling
630 Fifth Street
New Westminster, BC V3L 2X9
Phone: (604) 377-2843
Note: Cheryl has a Master's Degree in Counselling Psychology from Langley's Trinity Western University and has her own private practice. Working in community agencies Cheryl has provided therapy for individuals with mental health, substance abuse issues and general personal and relationship concerns. She also worked as a counsellor in a private residential addiction treatment centre. Cheryl's approach to addictions counselling builds up an individual from a biopsychosocial-spiritual perspective.

Behboodi, Zohreh
210 - 6th Street, New Westminster
Phone: (604) 505-2522
Note: Zohreh was a professor of psychology for 15 years at the Iran Medical Science University. When she first came to Canada, she held a counselling position at Family Services of the North Shore. Currently, Zohreh does individual, couple & family counselling and leads parent groups. Zohreh's special interest is in areas of anxiety, depression, trauma (certified in EMDR), abuse (physical, sexual) and relationship issues. Zohreh is fluent in Farsi and English.

Crawford, Michele - M.Ed., RCC
Willow House Wellness Ltd.
432 8th Street
New Westminster, BC V3M 3R7
Phone: (604) 515-9727
E-Mail: michelecrawford@dccnet.com
Note: Michele's primary focus is trauma, anxiety and depression but also treats addictions. In her work, Michele specializes in energy therapy and CBT.

Foster, Tom - MSW, RSW
1433 7th Avenue
New Westminster BC V3M 2K2
Email: fostertj@telus.net
Phone: (604) 816-6366
Note: Provides individual, couple and family therapy related to the impact of addiction. Received training in substance abuse treatment through the School for Addiction Studies, US Navy, San Diego, CA, and specialized training in sex addiction treatment through the Program in Human Sexuality, University of Minnisota Medical School.

Hartwell, Debi- MA, CCC, CETII
ACARA Addiction Counselling and Resources Limited
214 - 3 Rialto Court
New Westminster, BC V3M 6P2
Phone: (604) 318-2351
Note: Debi is a Certified Canadian Counsellor and a Certified Experiential Therapist. Debi has worked extensively with adults as individuals, couples and in groups. Debi's specialty is trauma resolution but also works with individuals struggling with co-dependency, drug and alcohol addiction and other types of compulsive behaviours.

Hearth, Margaret - RN(np), RPC, MPCP
408-604 Columbia Street
New Westminster, BC V3M 6V3
Phone: (604) 572-5616

Jones, Trevor G. - MA, M.Div., RCC
New Beginning Counselling
25 Blackwood Street, New Westminster
Phone: (604) 527-1068
Note: In his own words: "I support both 12 step and Smart Recovery. I am also an ordained Anglican on leave with our Diocese. My professional training and work includes motivational interviewing and CBT. I am intrigued by neuroscience, meditation and healing spirituality.  I also use Bowen Family Systems in my work with families. Much of my work has been with individuals but I also work with couples. I am part of a family that knows addiction and recovery."

Longworth, Mary - M.Sc., RCC
Delta Counselling
131 8th Street, New Westminster
Phone: (604) 728-5590
Note: Mary has been in private practice since 1995 and specializes in working with couples but also works with individuals (adults & adolescents) and families. Her approaches to therapy include CBT, SFBT, systemic and eclectic with a Rogerian underpinning. Mary has worked in residential treatment in the past and works with many clients struggling with a variety of addictions as well as other issues such as parenting, divorce & separation, self esteem, abuse, grief & loss.

Laskey, Karen - RPC, CHt
Laskey Therapy
New Westminster Professional Building
Suite 607 - 625 Fifth Ave.
New Westminster, BC
Phone: (778) 397-5300
E-Mail: karen@laskeytherapy.com
Note: embodies an integrated approach As well as hypnotherapy and emotionally focused therapy, she utilizes reflective listening, focusing, body-centered therapy, regression and dreamwork.

Longworth, Mary - BA, M.Sc., RCC
Delta Counselling
131 8th St.
New Westminster, BC V3M 3P6
Phone: (604) 948-3262
E-Mail: mary@deltacounselling.com
Note: Mary has been in private practice since 1995 and specializes in working with couples but also works with individuals (adults & adolescents) and families. Her approaches to therapy include CBT, SFBT, systemic and eclectic with a Rogerian underpinning. Mary has worked in residential treatment in the past and works with many clients struggling with a variety of addictions as well as other issues such as parenting, divorce & separation, self esteem, abuse, grief & loss.

McArter, Gloria - Ph.D.
#326 - 555 6th Street, New Westminster
Phone: (604) 520-1002
Note: Gloria has expertise with: stress, depression, anxiety, grief and loss, anger management, adjustment to addiction recovery, self-esteem, life transitions, life balance, goal setting, decision making, and self-defeating thoughts. Gloria works with individuals, couples and families. With regards to addictions, Gloria primarily works with clients after treatment (aka continuing care work). Gloria is also a trainer, consultant and public speaker.

Shewchuk, Daria - Ph.D.
Shewchuk - Dann & Associates
New Westminster
Phone: (604) 523-9254
Toll-free: 1(877) 372-0997
Note: Daria has worked as a therapist for over 30 years and utilizes approaches that include SFBT, transpersonal psychology, EMDR and trauma work, CBT, depth psychology/Jungian, dream work, Ericksonian hypnosis, therapeutic story telling, multicultural and feminist counselling, Gestalt, sand tray therapy, and expressive arts therapy. Daria treats, trauma, grief, loss, sexual abuse, addiction, stress, depression and anxiety. Daria is fluent in English and Ukrainian.

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North Vancouver / West Vancouver - PRIVATE PRACTICE

Austin, Cheryl - MA, CCC
First Light Counselling
630 Fifth Street
New Westminster, BC V3L 2X9
Note: Treats couples, and families for addictions, trauma, depression, anxiety, grief and loss, life transitions, and spiritual issues.

Behboodi, Zohreh - Ph.D.
Alyson Jones & Associates (formerly Claire Hawes)
113-2419 Bellevue, West Vancouver
Phone: (604) 926-6665
Note: Zohreh was a professor of psychology for 15 years at the Iran Medical Science University. When she first came to Canada, she held a counselling position at Family Services of the North Shore. Currently, Zohreh does individual, couple & family counselling and leads parent groups. Her special interest is in areas of anxiety, depression, trauma (certified in EMDR), abuse (physical, sexual) and relationship issues. Zohreh is fluent in Farsi and English.

Birk, Shannon - MA, CCC
Simmons & Birk Counselling Services
206C 1571 Bellevue Ave
West Vancouver, BC V7V 1A6
Phone: (604) 202-2758  
Note: Treats individuals and couples struggling with depression, anxiety, phobias, addiction and life transition issues.

Bjornson, Keri-Lyn - RCC
North Vancouver
Phone: (778) 386-2788
Note: Keri-Lyn specializes in CBT and mindfulness. Keri-Lyn works with couples, individuals, families, and also does mediation work with youth and families.

Brennen, Terence - MA, RCC
Terry Brennen and Associates, Inc.
Ste. 809 - 100 Park Royal, West Vancouver
Phone: (604) 925-9477
Note: Terry is a certified Substance Abuse Professional (SAP) with over 30 years of personal recovery. Terry provides a unique form of psychotherapy called Intensive Short-Term Dynamic Psychotherapy for individuals in recovery. Terry works with both individuals and couples.

Brouillette, Celine - Ph.D.
102 - 145 15th St. E, North Vancouver
Phone: (604) 312-7367

Browning, Jim - Ph.D., R.Psych.
01-545 Clyde Avenue, West Vancouver
Phone: (604) 473-6465
Note: Dr. Browning is a Certified Substance Abuse Professional and has been a Registered Psychologist for over 25 years. Jim has experience with residential treatment and outpatient treatment of substance abuse clients on both a mandatory and voluntary basis through a major EAP. Jim has also conducted research on the treatment of substance abusers and social problems related to substance abuse (i.e. road accidents, domestic violence).

Chotem, Marilyn, Ed.D., R.Psych.
#302 - 545 Clyde Avenue,
West Vancouver, BC V7T 1C5
Phone: (604) 926-9468
E-Mail: mchotem@shaw.ca
Note: Marilyn has been in private practice since 1992 and has worked in drug and alcohol treatment centres, provincial mental health centres, and employee assistance programs. Marilyn offers both short- and long-term therapy for individuals and couples.

Chotem, Tara - MA, RCC
302 - 545 Clyde Avenue, West Vancouver
Phone: (604) 926-7411
Email: tchotem@tarachotem.com
Note: Tara has over 25 years of clinical experience in the mental health and addiction fields, 18 of which are in private practice in West Vancouver. Tara offers short-term counseling, long-term psychotherapy, couples counseling and group psychotherapy. Tara also has experience working with adult children of alcoholics and those struggling with co-dependency.

Coyle, Cynthia - M.Ed., RCC
212 - 2438 Marine Drive, West Vancouver
Phone: (604) 925-5779
Note: Cynthia has been in private practice for 15 years and counselling for 25 years. Cynthia's work started in addictions on PEI from 1984-1987. Since then, Cynthia has worked at Fraser House in Mission, and West Coast Alternatives in North Vancouver. Cynthia has also worked in a range of areas including trauma, relationships, grief, and more. For the past decade, Cynthia has been training in Self-Relations Psychotherapy developed by Stephen Gilligan Ph.D.

Crowe, Patricia - MA, RCC
212-2438 Marine Drive, West Vancouver
Phone: (604) 312-3043
Note: Patricia has expertise in depression, anxiety, family-of-origin issues, addictive behaviours, and more.

Curry, David - RPC
#1: Suite 210 - 1940 Lonsdale Ave.
North Vancouver, BC V7M 2K2
#2: 4316 Capilano Rd.
North Vancouver, BC V7R 4J7
E-Mail: david@davidcurry.ca
Note: specializes in helping men and couples with challenges related to addiction, relationships, divorce, anxiety, depression, career, sex, and anger.

Dubberley, Patricia - MA, RCC
201-918 W 16th St., North Vancouver
Phone: (604) 986-0286
Note: Patricia has been in private practice since 1991. Patricia works with older, independent youth and adults. Patricia also has a practice in Surrey.

Eleniak, Duanita G. - MSW, RCSW, ATR, BCATR, RCAT, Ph.D.
201-431 Mountain Highway
North Vancouver, BC V7J 2L1
Phone: (604) 988-5689
E-Mail: duanita@telus.net

Flaherty, John - M.Sc., BA
Living Your Truth
North Vancouver, BC
E-Mail: info@livingyourtruth.ca
Note: a non-12 Step, non-medical approach to eliminating unwanted addictive behaviours, long-held emotional pain or self-harming beliefs.

Ghaemi, Nima - MA, RCC
North Vancouver
Phone: (604) 771-6565
Note: Nima uses a SFBT approach but also draws on other approaches such as CBT. In her own words: "My practice is based on harm reduction and I use the principles of motivational interviewing. I am fluent in English and Persian (Farsi), and I see both adolescents and adults. Having worked with clients referred by the MCFD, I have worked with parents and youth with severe addiction problems." Nima also works with addicted adults referred by an EAP.

Goble, Karen - MA, RCC
Karen Goble Counselling
#7 - 2471 Marine Dr.
West Vancouver, BC V7V 0A2
Phone: (604) 720-0866
Website: www.karengoble.com
E-Mail: Karen@karengoble.com
Note: Works with adults and youth. Provides counselling for shame, low self-compassion, perfectionism, substance abuse and process addictions (eating disorders & body image), separation/divorce, relationships/marriage, parenting, grief and loss, anxiety, depression, life transitions, and health & wellness.

Hanna, Marga - MA, RCC
260 Mountain Drive, Lions Bay
Phone: (604) 921-9580 or (604) 874-2938
Note: Marga has been in private practice since 1983. Marga has expertise in psychodynamic, CBT, EMDR, hypnotherapy, and trauma treatment. Marga has completed her training in somatic therapy & art therapy. Since 1998, Marga has worked for Family Services of Greater Vancouver where she specializes in trauma and addiction. Marga is certified in addictions counselling from the Justice Institute. Marga is fluent in English & German.

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Hartwell, Debi- MA, CCC, CETII
ACARA Addiction Counselling and Resources Limited
1438 Fulton Avenue, West Vancouver
Phone: (604) 926-3642
Note: Debi is a Certified Canadian Counsellor and a Certified Experiential Therapist and has worked extensively with adults as individuals, couples and in groups. Debi's specialty is trauma resolution but also works with individuals struggling with co-dependency, drug and alcohol addiction and other types of compulsive behaviours.

Jackson, Sharon, ICADC
The Crossroads Group
200-100 Park Royal, West Vancouver
Phone: (604) 922-3378
Note: Sharon has been working with individuals affected by substance abuse for the past 17 years in both outpatient and residential settings. Sharon works with individuals and groups and offers a variety of services, including recovery counselling, after care (transition from treatment), relapse prevention, educational workshops, assessment, referral, spiritual guidance and consultation.

Kane, Jane - Dip.A.Th, BCATR
208 - 585 16th St., West Vancouver
Phone: (778) 835-9090
Note: Jane is an art therapist and works with individuals in the following areas: family problems, addictions, trauma, self-esteem, and chronic pain.
 
Karpiuk, Chasidy - MA, RCC, CCC
103A - 175 East 3rd St.
North Vancouver, BC
Phone: (604) 377-8175
Note: Chasidy works primarily with adults and youth with addictions, parenting challenges and early familial concerns. Chasidy's background includes working in the Downtown Eastside, Vancouver Detoxification Centre and Vancouver General Hospital in the Psychiatric units. While she has seen people in immediate need, she also works for people wanting to improve their lives in whatever goals they choose to set.

Kitchener, Patricia - MA, RSW, RCC
809 - 100 Park Royal, West Vancouver
Phone: (604) 926-5912
Note: Patricia has training from both the Betty Ford Center and Sierra Tucson in the US. Patricia is an adult child of an alcoholic and also has an extensive background in eating disorders. Patricia encourages an abstinence-based approach and has been in full-time private practice since 1990.

Landry, Kathleen - MCS RCC
Kathleen Landry and Associates
2588 Badger Road, North Vancouver
Phone: (604) 924-0042
Note: Kathleen has over 25 years experience working with individuals, couples and groups and specializes in addiction recovery for individuals and their families. Kathleen incorporates a number of different therapeutic approaches including Bowen Family Systems theory, Neurofeedback, Enlisten sound therapy, 12-step facilitation and spiritual direction. Kathleen has also performed over 200 successful family and workplace addiction interventions.

Lanius, Ulrich - Ph.D.
19-636 Clyde Avenue, West Vancouver
Phone: (604) 925-6246
Note: Dr. Lanius specializes in the treatment of Traumatic Stress and related problems (including addiction). Ulrich works from a client-centered perspective using an EMDR-informed approach. Dr. Lanius is a Board Certified Expert in Traumatic Stress and a Diplomate of the American Academy of Experts in Traumatic Stress.

Levine, Frances - RCC
200 - 1847 Marine Drive, West Vancouver
Phone: (604) 926-5477
Note: Frances treats both adolescents and adults and works collaboratively with her clients using psycho-educational, CBT and SFBT. Frances is currently employed as an affiliate counsellor by two EAPs (Sheppell-fgi and Vancouver Coastal Health) so some of individuals may be covered through their extended benefits.

Lindsay, Dave - CCC, M.Ed., RN
1206-151 E Keith Road
North Vancouver, BC V7L 4M3
Phone: (604) 904-7727 
Note: Works with post-secondary university students for anxiety and depression, trauma, sex addiction, men's issues, separation and divorce, and shared custody conflicts.

Lourdeaux, Lee - MSW, RCSW, Ph.D.
100 Park Royal
West Vancouver, BC V7T 1A2
Phone: (604) 408-3442
E-Mail: lee@leetherapy.com
Note: can help you with relationship problems; behaviours around sex, pornography, gambling, alcohol or drugs; depression, anxiety, chronic anger, loss, or trauma; gay or lesbian concerns and relationships; obsessions, compulsion behaviours, or poor body image.

McKenzie, Jeanie - RCC
First Step Counselling
#200 - 100 Park Royal
West Vancouver, BC V7T 1A2
Phone: (604) 351-0539
E-Mail: jeanie@firststepcounselling.com
Note: Jeanie works with individuals, couples and families and uses the Bowen Family Systems, SFBT, and a holistic approach that explores the cognitive, behavioural and emotion issues that cause dysfunctional relationships. Jeanie has completed several extensive program certifications in the field of substance abuse.

Milardo, Vincent - MA, CHT, CMH
#1 - 1718 Marine Drive, West Vancouver
Phone: (604) 669-9699
Note: Vincent is a Certified Medical Hypnotherapist & counsellor with over 25 years experience. Vincent combines recovery coaching and hypnotherapy with a personal approach. All therapy sessions with Vincent are provided on an individual basis. 

Miller, Avrum - Ed.D.
Alyson Jones and Associates
113 - 2419 Bellevue, West Vancouver
Phone: (604) 926-6665
Note: over the last 17 years Avrum has held positions in management and counselling in a variety of mental health, university and business settings. Avrum's approach to counselling is primarily CBT but also includes EMDR, SRT, among others. Avrum works with clients struggling with addiction issues, anxiety, stress, depression, guilt, grief, loss, low self-esteem, chronic pain and relationship difficulties.

Mitchell, Andrea J. - BA, RPC, CCADC
Canadian Clinical Counselling Services
#102 - 145 W. 15th St.
North Vancouver, BC V7M 1R9
Phone: (604) 984-0750
Cell: (604) 318-3571
Note: works with individuals, couples, and families on various challenges including addictions, codependency, eating disorders, mental health, and family of origin issues.

Murray, Paul - Ph.D., R.Psych.
1544 Marine Drive - Suite 201, West Vancouver
Phone: (604) 925-1950
Cell: (604) 240-5299
Note: Paul has over 30 years experience with areas of interest that include interpersonal problems, panic, anxiety, OCD, trauma, substance abuse, depression, personal growth, and self actualization. Paul's approach is humanistic. In his own words: "As an Existential-Humanistic psychologist it is my assumption that inherent in each person is a natural tendency toward growth and self-actualization. "

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O'Brien, Karina - Ph.D., R.Psych.
101C - 145 West 15th St., North Vancouver
Phone: (604) 518-6368
Note: Karina works with teens and adults and has particular experience working with eating disorders, anxiety/stress (including social phobia and OCD), depression and problematic substance use. In her own words: "I often use CBT (including a specific type of Behavior Therapy called Exposure with Response Prevention, used for OCD)."

Oshidari, Anahita - MA, RCC, CCC
#6 636 Clyde Avenue
West Vancouver, BC V7T 1E1
Phone: (778) 232-7297  
Note: Treats adolescents and adults for life transition issues, seniors' issues, addictions, cultural adjustment, self-esteem issues, disability issues, grief & loss, and trauma. Also speaks Farsi (Persian).

Otterstein, Lisa - M.Ed., RCC
Vancouver Counselling
102-145 W. 15th St.
North Vancouver, BC V7M 1R9
Phone: (604) 551-0783
E-Mail: lao@telus.net

Pond, Michael — MSW, RSW, RPN
Michael Pond Associates
#200 mdash; 100 Park Royal
West Vancouver, BC V1T 1A2
Phone: (604) 922-3378
Fax: (604) 971-1074
E-Mail: mike@michaelpond.ca
Website: www.michaelpond.ca
Note: Works on depression, anxiety/panic, phobias, bi-polar, PTSD, grief/loss, ADHD, sleep disorders, life transitions, addictions and interventions. Works with individuals, couples, adults, youth and family.

Reid, Linda - M.Ed., RCC, RCAT
209 Lonsdale Avenue, North Vancouver
Phone: (604) 317-6629
Note: Linda offers treatment for substance misuse and other compulsive behaviours. Linda's personal growth and development work include creativity through art, journaling, meditation and breath work.

Scott, Jennifer - MA, ADTR, RCC
Ambleside Counselling
Loc. #1: #7 - 1437A Clyde Avenue, West Vancouver
Ocean Medical Clinic
Loc. #2: 1884 Marine Dr., West Vancouver
Phone: (604) 926-5304
Note: Jennifer has experience as a social worker, educator, and counsellor in a variety of settings including psychiatric, medical, and drug and alcohol rehabilitation hospitals, community-based treatment centers, residential care facilities, and schools. Jennifer offers counselling for both adults and groups.

Sheppard, Lawrence, MA, RCC
Lawrence Sheppard and Associates
Suite 210 - 1940 Lonsdale Ave.
North Vancouver, BC V7M 2K2
Phone: (778) 898-4634
Website: www.lawrencesheppard.ca
E-Mail: White_Pine@shaw.ca
Note: Lawrence has more than 25 years of experience counselling adults, childrens and families throughout the province; has been a regional manager for Child and Youth Mental Health and Addicitions; and has been instrumental in setting up and developing a number of day treatment programs in the Lower Mainland. Hours of operation are 8 am to 8 pm.

Stevens, Toni - Ph.D.
213 - 2438 Marine Drive, West Vancouver
Phone: (604) 926-6665
Note: Though originally from Montreal, Toni has lived and worked in a variety of agencies and institutions in California for 30 years. Her areas of expertise include criminality, substance abuse, sexual abuse, parenting, relationships issues (gay and heterosexual), and women's issues. Since returning to Canada in 1997, Toni has worked with individuals, couples and families.

Stockhausen, Ina - RPC
Evolutions - Positive Life Changes
North Vancouver, BC
Phone: (778) 558-8207
E-Mail: info@positivelifechanges.ca

Tomasson, Paulette - RN, RCC, MA, CETII, CSAT
ACARA Addiction Counselling and Resources Limited
Suite 200 - 100 Park Royal, West Vancouver
Phone: (604) 926-3642
Note: Paulette is a sex addiction specialist who treats adults and couples. Paulette runs a couples intensive and Recovery Start intensive for sex addiction. Paulette consults internationally and offers a consulting service to physicians, therapists, and psychologists working with sex addiction.

Vega, Kerry - RPC
Vega Counselling
210 - 1940 Lonsdale Ave.
North Vancouver, BC V7M 2K2
Phone: (604) 897-5931

Warren, Trevor - MA, RCC
CoreQuest Counselling & Consulting
106 - 1975 Lonsdale Avenue, North Vancouver
Phone: (604) 980-2673 or (778) 837-1245
Note: Although Trevor has been trained in a number of different approaches in counselling, he primarily utilizes a combination of three modalities: CBT, Bowen Family Systems, and Transpersonal psychology primarily from A Course in Miracles perspective. Peter is also a Certified Relationship Specialist with the American Psychotherapy Association and has training and experience working with families and couples.

Webster, Graeme - M.Ed., RCC
Claire Howard Associates
#113 - 2419 Bellevue, West Vancouver
Phone: (604) 732-1246 or (604) 926-6665
Note: Graeme Webster has been in practice since 1989 and specializes in family counselling, couples' work, and other relationship issues. Graeme uses Gestalt therapy, CBT, and EMDR to help people resolve old issues and create the kind of fulfilling life they want. Graeme also specializes in families and individuals who have or are experiencing problems with addiction. For addiction, Graeme believes in self-help groups (AA and Al-Anon) in combination with therapy.

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OLIVER - PRIVATE PRACTICE THERAPISTS

Sunshine Wellness Group
Foresi, Charles D. - BA, RPC, CLC, CPC
   D9315 - 350th Avenue, Oliver
Phone: (250) 485-8979 or (250) 485-0152
Note: Charles works in the following areas: marriage & relationship counselling, individual counselling (including chronic pain, drug and alcohol issues, anger management), family issues, and teen issues. Charles is a licensed chaplain with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Counselling.

Foresi, Charles Duncan - MA, RPC, MPCP, CLC
Michael's Light Counselling Service
D9315-350th Ave.
PO Box 92
Oliver, BC V0H 1T0
Phone: (250) 485-8979
E-Mail: michaelslight@telus.net
Note: Charles is a trauma, addictions,and bereavment specialist. Works with individuals, couples, families, and youth.

Parksville - PRIVATE PRACTICE THERAPISTS

Champagne, Irene - M.Ed., RCC
Parksville, BC
Phone: (250) 248-4368
Cell: (250) 937-8560
Toll-Free: 1(800) 934-0434
E-Mail: laquerencia@shaw.ca
Website: http://laquerencia.webs.com/
Note: Irene has served as a clinical supervisor, best practices consultant, and practice mentor for colleagues and organizations for over 20 years. Irene provides Clinical Treatment for Addictions, Anxiety, Depression, Motivational Issues, Trauma Recovery, Grief, Lifestyle Adjustment, Parent-Teen Conflict, Pain Management, Weight Management and Compulsive Disorders. We also counsel for best outcomes with Marriage Preparation, Vocational Exploration, Divorce Coaching, Parenting, Custody and Access Agreements, Spiritual Impasse Management, and more. Members of her clinical team also offer specialty services in the areas of Indian Residential School Trauma and Historical Trauma.

Hancox, Diane - M.A. CCC
Core Counselling & Psychotherapy
Parksville, BC
Phone: (519) 639-7380  
Note: works with individuals struggling with trauma, loss and unresolved grief, addiction, life transitions utilizing a depth/Jungian psychology approach.

Saunderson, Mona E. - RPC, RCCH
CrossRoads Counselling & Clinical Hypnotherapy
Parksville, BC
Toll-Free: 1(888) 720-0316  
Note: use the CATAR (Cognitive Action Therapy for Addiction Recovery) hypnotherapy treatment method utilizing ASTT (Assert-Scripting Truth Talk).

Penticton - Private Practice Therapists

Reay, Kathleen - Ph.D., RCC
Suite 204 - 74 Wade Avenue, East
Penticton, BC V2A 8M4
Phone: (250) 276-9467

Port Alberni - PRIVATE PRACTICE THERAPISTS

Tatoosh, Louise - RCC
5403 River Road, Port Alberni
Phone: (250) 730-1654

Port Coquitlam - PRIVATE PRACTICE THERAPISTS

Davidson, Lee - RCC
2429 Scott Place, Port Coquitlam
Phone: (604) 803-2349
Note: Lee sees adults as well as youth and has worked in addictions since 1983. In her own words: "I particularly enjoy working with families attached to the addict/alcoholic. I have done assessment, referral, post treatment, relapse prevention, second stage recovery issues (i.e. childhood abuse issues), and have also worked with a lot of dual diagnosis clients." Lee has also done a considerable amount of criminal injuries counselling for victims of crime.

Finlay, Robert F. - MA, RMFT, RCC, CDAC
Finlay Counselling
#203 - 1465 Salisbury Ave.
Port Coquitlam, BC V3B 6J3
Phone: (604) 944-3859
E-Mail: bobfinlay@shaw.ca
Note: has over 35 years experience as a therapist.

Saunders, Keith - Ph.D.
#2300 - 2850 Shaughnessy St., Port Coquitlam
Phone: (604) 802-5202

Shaffer, Jayeson - M.Ed., BSW, RSW
Counsellor and Personal Life Coach
Tri-Cities Business Centre,
#2300-2580 Shaughnessy St.
Port Coquitlam, BC V3C 6K5
Phone: (604) 612-0763
Note: Jayeson is a life coach and concurrent mental health/addiction therapist. Jayeson also specializes in the treatment of stress, anger, and life transitions for individuals. Jayeson works with both individuals and couples.

Shaffer, Jayeson - M.Ed., B.S.W., R.S.W.
Jayeson Shaffer Counselling
Cell: (604) 612-0763
Note: Jayeson is a life coach and concurrent mental health/addiction therapist. Jayeson also specializes in the treatment of stress, anger, and life transitions for individuals. Jayeson works with both individuals and couples.

Sohi, Bavinder - Ph.D.
2300 - 2850 Shaughnessy St., Port Coquitlam
Phone: (604) 552-4368
Note: Bavinder works with adults and geriatric clients across a wide spectrum of problems ranging from everyday stresses of life to specific mental disorders. Bavinder utilizes a diverse psychological therapy approach within a holistic framework. Bavinder teaches coping strategies for specific situations and speaks English, Punjabi, and Hindi.

Port Moody - PRIVATE PRACTICE THERAPISTS

Southey, Sharon - MA, RCC
St. Johns Health and Wellness Professional Centre
2226 St. John's St., Port Moody
Phone: (604) 937-3883
Note: Sharon works with individuals, couples, and families using CBT, psychodynamic therapy, and a Rogerian approach. Sharon utilizes SFBT and mindfulness with her clients that struggle with addiction. Sharon finds mindfulness, as a body-centered therapy, particularly helpful for people with addictions. In her work with families, Sharon uses systems therapy and Gottman marital therapy (level 2). Sharon has been in private practice since 1992.

Wagner, Dale - MA, RCC
Port Moody
Note: Dale is not currently in private practice.

Wagner, John - Ph.D., R.Psych.
Dialectical Behaviour Therapy Centre of Vancouver
Port Moody (satellite office)
Phone: (778) 838-6875
Note: Dr. Wagner provides psychological services for both adolescent and adult clients and regularly consults with other area providers in working with persons struggling with complex multi-systemic disorders. Dr. Wagner has expertise with DBT including a 2 year postdoctoral fellowship with Dr. Marsha Linehan at the University of Washington. John works with adults, youth, and families.

Wint, Cory - BA, ICADC
HeartQuest Healing
Port Moody
Phone: (604) 818-1771
E-Mail: wint@heartquest.ca
Note: Since 1994, Cory has worked as a counsellor specializing in addictions. Cory has experience in dealing with complex problematic substance use and non-productive communication. Cory is also a certified Substance Abuse Professional as defined by the US Department of Transportation and is co-owner of Heartquest Holistic Wellness Centre. Cory also provides continuing care groups for clients residing in the Lower Mainland that have completed residential treatment.

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Powell River - PRIVATE PRACTICE THERAPISTS

Ferguson, Frances - M.Ed., CCC
Powell River
Phone: (604) 485-7303
Note: Frances works with children, teens, and adults with an expertise that includes loss, anxiety, depression, family of origin, and addictions. Frances is employed casually at Sunshine Coast Health Center.

Prince George - PRIVATE PRACTICE THERAPISTS

Cochrane, Robert - M.Sc.
#318 - 1717 3rd Avenue, Prince George
Phone: (250) 981-1115 or (250) 565-2453

DeYonker, Tarianne - MSW, RMFT
Catholic Counselling Services
6500 Southridge Ave., Prince George
Phone: (250) 964-4424 ext. 244
Note: Tarianne works with individuals, couples and families concerned about grief issues, ending of relationships, addiction issues, chronic illnesses, and preparing for marriage.

Kitto, Sherri - MA, CHt
Prince George
Phone: (250) 561-0952
Note: Sherri is a certified hypnotherapist who specializes in working with people with addictions as well as sex offenders. Sherri has been in private practice for seven years but also works with the Elizabeth Fry Society and the Northern Health Authority. Sherri also does mental health assessments. Sherri provides a free initial consult which includes a relapse risk assessment. Please call Sherri for her address.

Russ, Jeff - RCC
G-69, 1900 Strathcona Avenue, Prince George
Phone: (250) 640-2020

Ziegler, Rob - MA, MRPC
Walmsley and Associates
1512 Queensway St., Prince George
Phone: (250) 564-1000
Note: Rob's career dates back to 1989 and includes 15 years as an addiction therapist at Nechako in Prince George. Rob also has expertise in co-occurring disorders (with their corollary issues of grief, loss, and trauma resolution; anger/violence, couple's counselling, and communication skills). Rob has also done EFAP work and helped develop a recovery manual for men. Rob also practices mindfulness meditation.

Prince Rupert - PRIVATE PRACTICE THERAPISTS

Epp, Edward - M.Ed., RCC
160-110 1St Avenue West, Prince Rupert
Phone: (250) 624-4635
Note: Edward provides an aftercare group for individuals who have completed addiction treatment every Thursday night 7 - 9 PM in Kitimat. Edward is well-versed in narrative, and SFBT approaches as well as the more traditional approaches such as 12-step facilitation. Edward has been in private practice since 1996 and works with individuals (adults and adolescents), couples, families and First Nations.

Qualicum Beach - PRIVATE PRACTICE THERAPISTS

Neill, Neill - Ph.D.
235 Crescent Road West, Qualicum Beach
Phone: (250) 752-8684
Note: Dr. Neill is a Registered Psychologist that has worked extensively with individuals struggling with addiction. Besides having a private practice, Dr. Neill is a consulting psychologist for Sunshine Coast Health Center and writes extensively on addiction (see his website).

Patterson-Sterling, Catherine - MA, RCC
Patterson-Sterling Consulting and Counselling Services
666 Memorial Ave., Qualicum Beach
Phone: (250) 240-5551
Note: Catherine specializes in addictions, particularly as it impacts couples and families. Cathy is the Director of Family Services at Sunshine Coast Health Center. Cathy is not currently available for private practice.

Quesnel - PRIVATE PRACTICE THERAPISTS

Kitto, Sherri - MA, CHt
Quesnel
Phone: (250) 561-0952
Note: Sherri is a certified hypnotherapist who specializes in working with people with addictions as well as sex offenders. Sherri has been in private practice for seven years but also works with the Elizabeth Fry Society and the Northern Health Authority. Sherri also does mental health assessments. Sherri provides a free initial consult which includes a relapse risk assessment. Please call Sherri for her address.

Manning, Robert - Ph.D.
Discovery Solutions
1996 Ernst Road
Quesnel, BC V2J 6H6
Phone: (250) 991-0883
E-Mail: rkmanning@telus.net
Note: Discovery Programs provide an educational process, specifically designed to help individuals and couples attain emotional and mental stability, loving relationships, healthier personalities, a sense of well-being, peace of mind and much more, through a systematic process of "self-awareness". Will help you focus on your identity, your personality strengths and vulnerabilities, while teaching you how to address problematic thinking and behaviour.

Thomas, John - RCC
Quesnel
Phone: (250) 992-5688
Note: John has worked in the field of addictions since the 1970's. In his own words: "As for my approach, it is very eclectic with a wide range of background training - Fritz Perls, Virginia Satir, NLP, and Ericksonian Hypnotherapy. I do work with adolescents and adults, and was director of the addictions office here in Quesnel in the 1990's." John does not restrict his practice to addictions, also doing intensive trauma work and communications. Please call for address.

Richmond - PRIVATE PRACTICE THERAPISTS

Au, Ruby - MA, RCC
Pistos Counselling Services
Suite 305 South Tower
5811 Cooney Road, Richmond
Phone: (604) 207-6527
ruby.au@pistos.ca
Note: Besides speaking English, Ruby also speaks Cantonese and Mandarin. Some of the key areas that Ruby works with are youth, couple, and family issues; relationship issues; self-esteem; depression; anxiety; and eating disorders.

Behr, Shelley - MSW, RSW
Richmond Counselling Centre
905-6081 No. 3 Road
Phone: (604) 273-3451
Note: Shelley has worked with both the 12-Step Model and Decision Making Model for clients with addictions. Shelley also works with the family as part of her systems training. Shelley has been in private practice for ten years. Shelley also works with dually-diagnosed clients (co-existing conditions such as anxiety, obsessive-compulsive disorders, depression, trauma, abuse, etc.). A large part of Shelley's work is on divorces issues working with families and children.

Boon, Stacey - AT Dip, M.Couns., CCC
#280-8380 Landsdowne Road
Richmond, BC V6Y 4E4
Phone: (604) 992-0078  
Note: Treats youth and adults for addictions, gay and lesbian issues, stress management, self esteem

Dietrich, Anne Ph.D., R.Psych.
270-8211 Ackroyd Road
Richmond, BC V6X 3K8
Phone: (604) 889-3787
E-mail: amdietrich@shaw.ca
Note: Anne specializes in trauma but also treats anxiety, depression, dissociation, eating disorders, substance abuse and personality disorders. Dr. Dietrich has worked at the Quest Program at St. Paul Hospital's Eating Disorders Clinic. Dr. Dietrich's treatment approaches include CBT, Psychodynamic Therapy, EMDR, Client-Centered, DBT, and Supportive Therapy. Anne works with individuals (teens & adults), couples, and groups (trauma & depression).

Estrin, Terry - Ph.D., R.Psych.
(group therapy page)
155 - 11331 Coppersmith Way, Richmond
Phone: (604) 274-7267
Note: Terry has 15 years of training & experience in relationship, depression, anxiety, grief, loss, stress, trauma and substance abuse. Terry works with individuals (adults, youth), couples and groups. Terry offers interpersonal group therapy for adults 19 to 40 that are experiencing challenges including: finding a life partner, establishing an identity, managing emotions, and finding meaning and enjoyment in life and work. Approaches include EMDR, CBT, & SFBT.

Goodfellow, Carly - MA, UKCP
Carly Goodfellow Counselling
Steveston Massage Therapy and Health Centre
3631 Chatham St.
Richmond, BC V7E 2Z1 <no space>
Phone: (604) 307-1068
E-Mail: carly_goodfellow@yahoo.ca  <no space>
Note: Alongside psychotherapeutic techniques and treatment practices, Carly is also a Creativity and Voicework Practitioner.

Jacobson, Julia - Ph.D.
Richmond
Phone: (778) 288-5702
Note: Julia's primary expertise is in pain management and medication misuse and also works at Orion Health . Julia has been working as a professional therapist for 20 years in clinical & private practice and has experience in assisting adults, families and companies with a wide variety of problems. Please call Julia for her address.

Morley, Jeff - Ph.D., R.Psych.
Front Line Psychology
155 - 11331 Coppersmith Way, Richmond
Phone: (604) 274-7267
Note: Jeff has experience with a variety of issues from trauma, grief, anxiety and addictions through to depression, issues around sexuality, relationship difficulties, and career issues. Jeff also has extensive experience working with police officers, soldiers, emergency service professionals, and their spouses. Jeff is a Board Certified Expert in Traumatic Stress (B.C.E.T.S.) with the American Academy of Experts in Traumatic Stress.

Shah, Aroon - RCC
Aroon Shah & Associates
610 - 6081 No. 3 Road, Richmond
Phone: (604) 671-3584 or (604) 590-1399
Note: Has over 20 years of experience in the EAP field, delivering a wide variety of services to promote employee health and organizational effectiveness. In addition to counselling services provided by professionals with Master's Degree in Psychology or related fields, Aroon Shah & Associates has delivered hundreds of workshops to address organizational trends and changes and has assisted organizations and union leaders deal with human factors during mergers, downsizing, major organizational changes, and uncertainty.

Smith, Mark - MSW, RSW
Mark Smith Counselling
#305 - 5811 Cooney Road
South Tower
Richmond, BC V6X 3M1
Phone: (604) 720-5889
E-Mail: marksmith1@shaw.ca

Tang, Irene - MTSC, RCC
Grace Family Therapy Group
#216 - 5300 No. 3 Road, Richmond (Lansdowne Mall)
Phone: (604) 726-7693 or (778) 773-3003
Note: Irene has worked as a counsellor in family therapy and problem gambling addiction for over 10 years. Irene is fluent in Cantonese, Mandarin and English. In her own words: "My approaches with addictions involve CBT, SFBT, and sometimes family systems for culturally specific needs." Irene treats mostly adults.

Yeomans, Sylvana - MA, RPC, MPCP
Therapeutic Conversations
Richmond, BC
Phone: (778) 297-6066
E-Mail: sylvana@therapeuticconversations.ca

Young, Jack - Ph.D.
FHL Clinics
#233 - 11180 Coppersmith Place, Richmond
Phone: (604) 834-7456
Note: Dr. Young provides therapy (anxiety, depression, stress, anger, trauma, marital, relationships), assessments (learning disabilities, attention disorders, psychoeducational), and education remediation (structure of intellect, auditory training, brain integration). Dr. Young is trained in EMDR for the treatment of trauma. Clients of Dr. Young with addictions need to be stabilized in their recovery. Jack is fluent in English, Cantonese, and Mandarin.

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Roberts Creek - PRIVATE PRACTICE THERAPISTS

Simpson, Grant - RCC
Grant Simpson Counselling Services
3396 Crystal Road, Roberts Creek
Phone: (604) 740-6307 or (604) 885-9270

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Saanichton - PRIVATE PRACTICE THERAPISTS

Taylor, Jennifer - MA, CCC
4-7816 East Saanich Road, Saanichton
Phone: (250) 516-4743

Salt Spring Island - PRIVATE PRACTICE THERAPISTS

Clark, Linda - Ph.D.
470 Reynolds Road, Salt Spring Island
Phone: (250) 382-4092 or (250) 537-2343

Hooge, Brenda - RCC
The Island Counselling Group
204-321 Lower Ganges Road, Salt Spring Island
Phone: (250) 537-2536

Sechelt - PRIVATE PRACTICE THERAPISTS

MacDonald, Ted - RPC
Pathways to Freedom Counselling Services
Sechelt
Phone: (604) 741-7905
Note: Ted has been working in the addictions field since 1990 and has worked in residential treatment settings. Since 1998, Ted has worked for Sunshine Coast Mental Health & Addictions in the Home Detox program. Ted currently offers a continuing care group focusing on relapse prevention. Please contact Ted for the address.

Schell, Maggie - RCC
5700 Cowrie St., Sechelt
Phone: (604) 740-6647
Note: Maggie has an eclectic approach and has been working in addictions for 15 years. Maggie enjoys working with this client population, including both adolescents and adults.

Varin, Linda D. - Masters of Pastoral, RCC
Sechelt
Phone: (604) 989-0533
Note: Linda has been working with addictions (both individuals and their families) since 1993. Linda has recently completed a 3 year counselling training (including internship and class study) in family systems theory. Linda also uses 12-Step in her practice and refers to mutual support groups. Linda also works with First Nations. Please contact Linda for her address.

Silverton - PRIVATE PRACTICE THERAPISTS

Mistretta, Sue - MA, CCC
Hand and Soul Healing Center
202 Lake Avenue, Silverton
Phone: (250) 358-2177
Note: Sue uses expressive arts therapy and music for adults with addictions. Before moving to Canada, Sue worked at a drug and alcohol treatment center in Philadelphia. Sue has specialized training and experience in the fields of Expressive Arts & Transpersonal Psychology (psychosynthesis) and has been an avid student of A Course in Miracles for 17 years.

Sooke - PRIVATE PRACTICE THERAPISTS

Parten, Lynne S. - RN, MSN, CNS (Psychiatry), Art Therapy (Cert.), RCC
Black Otter Cove Retreats
1515 Woodcock Road, Sooke
Phone: (250) 415-6354
Toll-free: 1(800) 251-0695
Note: The retreat is an oceanfront suite for individuals and couples where Lynne provides in-depth psychotherapy, brief therapy, art psychotherapy, and individual/couples counselling on issues such as depression, anxiety, addictions, etc. In her own words: "My approach is towards supporting the individual taking personal responsibility to move forward in their life; grieve their losses openly; learn honesty and forgiveness; and learn to live fully in the reality of the present."

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Squamish - PRIVATE PRACTICE THERAPISTS

Beveridge, Dee - MA, RCC
1337 Pemberton Ave
Chiefton Centre, Squamish
Phone: (604) 848-5883
deebeveridge@gmail.com
Note: Provides assessment and outpatient therapy for youth and adults with addiction issues as well as individual & family counselling for children/youth affected by substance use in their families. Also provides education/counselling to parents whose children are using or at-risk of using substances.

Dennstedt, Christine - MA, RCC
Sea to Sky Walk-in Clinic
103-40147 Glenalder Place, Squamish
Phone: (604) 505-9183
Note: Christine has over 10 years working in the field of addictions. Her experience includes working with youth and their families at a residential treattment centre, providing individual group and family counselling. She currently teaches at Vancouver Community College in the Substance Misuse program and is certified in addictions counselling from the Justice Institute. She specializes in trauma, eating disorders, and addictions.

Hanna, Marga - MA, RCC
260 Mountain Drive, Lions Bay
Phone: (604) 921-9580 or (604) 874-2938
Note: Marga has been in private practice since 1983 and has expertise in psychodynamic, CBT, EMDR, hypnotherapy, and trauma treatment. Marga has completed her training in somatic therapy in art therapy. For the past 10 years, Marga has worked for Family Services of Greater Vancouver where she specializes in trauma and addiction. Marga is certified in addictions counselling from the Justice Institute and is fluent in English & German.

Surrey - PRIVATE PRACTICE THERAPISTS

Anderson, Lynne - ICADC
Steps To A New Life
#202 - 15388 24th Ave
Surrey, BC V4A 2J2
Phone: (604) 916-3221
Fax: (604) 381-3551
E-Mail: stepstanlife@gmail.com
Website: www.stepstoanewlife.com
Note: Abstinence based substance abuse outpatient program.

Brooks, Tom - RPC
Solutions to Life Counselling
15100 - 66 A Avenue
Surrey, BC V3S 2A6
Phone: (604) 599-5121
Cell: (778) 888-9757
E-Mail: tombrooks@telus.net

Carey, Pauline - MA, RCC
#207 Scottsdale Square Business Centre
7164 - 120th Street, Surrey
Phone: (604) 507-8055 local 207
Cell: (604) 315-1750
Note: Pauline's experience with addictions includes a 6-month master's practicum, private practice since 1986, clinical supervision at Deltassist for 5 years, as well as prevention, group and individual treatment that includes ACOA and court mandated clients.  Since 2005, Pauline has counselled with the Responsible Driver Program. Pauline has expertise in harm reduction, addictions education, and practical relapse prevention, Life Stress Reduction and TIR.

Dubberley, Patricia - RCC
Dubberley Counselling, Therapy & Consulting
309-9688 148 St., Surrey
Phone: (604) 930-0286

Emery, Wayne - Ph.D.
ACT-Healthwise Psychological Services
120 - 16555 Fraser Highway, Surrey
Phone: (604) 562-5559
Note: Wayne has expertise in facilitating psychological well-being (anxiety, panic, phobias, PTSD, abuse, grief, loss, depression, anger), improving relationships (couples, children, teenagers, work), health issues (substance abuse, sleep disruption, head injuries, chronic pain, headaches, preparing for surgery) and performance enhancement (concentration & memory, athletic enhancement, performance anxiety, creativity). Wayne is also a Registered Art Therapist.

Grobman, Grant - R.Psych. Assoc.
Collaborative Workplace
#1 3363 Rosemary Heights Crescent, Surrey
Phone: (604) 317-3357
Note: Grant utilizes a range of therapeutic methods that include: humanistic and client directed approaches; family systems therapy; SFBT; ego supportive techniques; trauma therapies including EMDR; Emotional Focused Therapy; and expressive therapies. Grant is currently the Clinical Director of Touchstone Family Assn. and was previously clinical director of Richmond Addiction Services and manager of the BC Hydro EAP. Grant works with both adults and youth.

Groenewold, Frank - Ph.D., RCC
210 9815 140th St., Surrey
Phone: (604) 970-0321
Note: Frank has more than 23 years of experience as a counsellor. Frank was a school counsellor for 11 years, working with children from age 5 to 14 with a variety of personal, family, or school issues and has been in private practice for the past 13 years serving a population of clients ranging in age from 4 to 80.

Hoogeveen, Patricia - RCC
6758 150 Street, Surrey
Phone: (604) 597-9273

Hufsmith, Carolyn - MA, RCC
Surrey
Phone: (778) 241-5473

Chahal, Kuldip - M.Ed., RCC
Kuldip Counselling & Consulting Services
13401 - 108 Ave., Surrey
Phone: (604) 764-9575
Note: Kuldip's focus is on drugs, alcohol, and gambling and utilizes CBT, and SFBT. Kuldip also has a part-time position as an addiction counsellor with Surrey Mental Health & Addictions. Kuldip has been in private practice since 2004 and is fluent in English and Punjabi. Kuldip treats primarily adults but also works with adolescents. Kuldip also works with spouses and families impacted by addiction.

Kuna, Kathy - MA, RCC
Surrey
Phone: (604) 725-4646
Note: Kathy has been in private practice since 2000 and, prior to that, has worked in both treatment and support recovery. Kathy works with individuals (adolescents and adults), couples, and families. Kathy utilizes both 12-step and harm reduction models and incorporates motivational interviewing in her practice. Kathy also works with individuals struggling with "process" addictions. Please contact Kathy for her address.

Mallory, Rachel - Ph.D.
7164 120th St.
Surrey, BC V3W 3M8
Phone: (604) 785-8569

Sarkaria, Tejinder - MA, RCC
Fraser Heights Business Centre
#108-10422 168 St., Surrey
Phone: (604) 506-5726
Note: In his own words: "I have been working in the addictions field for over 10 years. The approaches that I use are CBT, Client Centered and SFBT." Besides his private practice, Tejinder is a counsellor at Deltassist Family and Community Services and is an affiliate for Shepell-FGI in their EAP Program. Besides English, Tejinder speaks Punjabi, Hindi, and Urdu. Tejinder works with adults.

Schinke, Birgit - RCC
Surrey
Phone: (604) 983-8616

Smith, Barbara
Rainbow Clinic
206-8556 120th Street, Surrey
Phone: (604) 597-0363
Note: Barbara has 30 years of diverse experience including family services, alcohol and drug programs, public and mental health. She specializes in treating depression, grief and loss, self-esteem issues, adjustment problems, spiritual issues, relationship difficulties, and parenting concerns.

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Terrace - PRIVATE PRACTICE THERAPISTS

Vickers, Patricia - RCC, Ph.D. Candidate
Awareness to Understanding
4-2415 Eby St., Terrace
Cell: (250) 631-7817
Note: In her own words: "Although my education is in Counselling Psychology in Education, my professional experience is with addictions rooted in loss.  The majority of my work has been in First Nation communities working in partnership with individuals and groups toward transforming PTSD, depression, distorted self-image from sexual abuse and addictive distractions." Patricia works with children, adolescents, adults, elders, and families.

Tofino - PRIVATE PRACTICE THERAPISTS

Malach, Ann - RCC
Tofino
Phone: (250) 725-3158
Note: Ann has been an addiction counsellor since 1986 and has worked in the following areas: detox, recovery homes, day treatment and residential treatment. Ann's preferred therapeutic approaches include motivational interviewing, response based therapy, self-regulation therapy and harm reduction. Ann works with individuals (adolescents, adults, and seniors) with addiction and concurrent mental health issues as well as with couples.

Topley - PRIVATE PRACTICE THERAPISTS

Derkson, Robert - BHSc., CDDC, RPC
Journey Home Consulting Ltd.
PO BOX 89
Topley, BC V0J 2Y0
Phone: (250) 845-8078
E-Mail: rollingonlife@live.ca
Note: Serves Topley, Houston, Burns Lake, Smithers and I work in Dease Lake Telegraph Creek and Fort Ware BC. For consultations work on a sliding scale and 1st consultation is always free.

Tsawwassen - PRIVATE PRACTICE THERAPISTS

Longworth, Mary - M.Sc., RCC
Delta Counselling
Tsawwassen
Phone: (604) 948-3262
Note: Mary has been in private practice since 1995 and specializes in working with couples but also works with individuals (adults & adolescents) and families. Her approaches to therapy include CBT, SFBT, systemic and eclectic with a Rogerian underpinning. Mary has worked in residential treatment in the past and works with many clients struggling with a variety of addictions as well as other issues such as parenting, divorce & separation, self esteem, abuse, grief & loss.

Ucluelet - PRIVATE PRACTICE THERAPISTS

Bird, Margaret - RCC
Ucluelet
Phone: (250) 726-4409

Vancouver - PRIVATE PRACTICE THERAPISTS

For a listing of Vancouver private practice therapists see the Vancouver Private Practice Addiction Therapists section of sunshinecoasthealthcentre.ca.

Vernon - PRIVATE PRACTICE THERAPISTS

Annand, Trudy - RPC, MPCP, BRI (I)
Axis Intervention Services Ltd.
Suite 8 - 3101 - 29th Street, Vernon
Phone: (250) 545-1898
Toll-free: 1(866) 455-2947
Note: Trudy offers individual and group counseling for addictions and is also a Board Certified Interventionist and a member of the Association of Intervention Specialists.  Trudy has planned and participated in numerous interventions with alcoholics and drug addicts. Trudy is able to travel to provide her intervention service.

Cameron, Cindy - BA, HHP
Holistic-Coaching BC
Vernon, BC V1T 1J6
Phone: (250) 999-0519
E-Mail: cindy@holistic-coachingbc.com
Note: 10 years experience as a holistic life coach, and as a graduate of University of British Columbia psychology majors program specializing in bio-psychosocial psychology.

Fedy, Ross - RCC
Vernon
Phone: (250) 558-3803

Flint, Garry A. - Ph.D.
104 - 2411 Highway 6, Vernon
Phone: (250) 558-5077
Note: Garry is a registered psychologist with expertise in treating anxiety, work related stress, anger, and phobias to more disruptive issues like pain, obsessions, addictions, depression, dissociation, and acute psychosis. Garry uses techniques such as hypnosis, EMDR, TAT, TFT, EFT, and NLP to treat children, teens, individuals, adults, and couples with marital issues. In addition to the above issues Garry also treats abuse, car accidents, and spiritual issues.

Hunt, Winnie - M.Ed., RCC
Vernon
Phone: (250) 545-5636
Note: Winnie's practice is embodied change. Winnie is a registered Trager (psycho-physical integration) practitioner. Winnie has 5 years experience in facilitating group for women with addictions and has been a lifeskills coach since the 1970s. Winnie has also worked as a counsellor for mature college students that often had addiction issues. Please call Winnie for her address.

Jasiura, Frances - B.S.W., B.P.H.E., RCC
Motivational Counselling
Vernon
Phone: (250) 306-7117
Note: Frances has worked in all addiction treatment settings including detox, outpatient, and residential. For the past 10 years, Frances has facilitated numerous day treatment addiction programs for women. Since 1982, Frances has been under contract with the province providing training, teaching, and program development, particularly with respect to MI (Frances is a certified trainer in MI). Frances is also trained as a spiritual director though U of Winnipeg.

Miller, Kevin - Ph.D.
697 Black Rock Road, Vernon
Phone: (250) 558-9735
Note: Dr. Miller offers psychotherapy in the following areas: addictions, eating disorders, emotional regulation (anxiety, mood disorders), relationships, employee mediation, and psychological health (mindfulness, personal growth, self-awareness, self-acceptance, etc.). In his practice, Kevin adopts a harm reduction approach to addiction, utilizes the stages of change model and utilizes psychodynamic, humanistic and cognitive behavioural approaches.

Wakefield, Jane H. - MA, CTS
104 - 2411 Highway 6, Vernon
Phone: (250) 542-4046
Note: Jane has been in practice for close to 40 years and her education includes Transactional Analysis, CBT, EMDR, One Eye Integration and the Energy Psychology modes, and trauma treatments which are adjunctive to thinking skill ones. Jane has training in harm reduction but her preference is the abstinence model. Jane prefers to work with adults. Besides her private practice, Jane also works at Round Lake Treatment Centre. Jane is a Certified Trauma Specialist.

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Victoria - PRIVATE PRACTICE THERAPISTS

For a listing of Victoria private practice therapists see the Victoria Private Practice Addiction Therapists section of sunshinecoasthealthcentre.ca.

West Vancouver - PRIVATE PRACTICE THERAPISTS

See North Vancouver.

White Rock - PRIVATE PRACTICE THERAPISTS

Buirs, Robin - MA, RCC
White Rock
Phone: (604) 312-8343
Note: In addition to working in private practice, Robin was a counsellor in the SHARE adult addiction program for 12 years. In his own words: "I have worked with individuals, couples and facilitated groups on topics such as stress management, lifestyle changes, harm reduction, and relapse prevention. I am familiar with Biopsychosocial-spiritual, 12-step, Narrative, CBT, SFBT, and Motivational Interviewing." Robin works with adults only.

Shephard, Tracey - RCC
Peace Arch Community Services
882 Maple Street, White Rock
Phone: (604) 538-2522 ext. 243
Note: Tracey uses CBT and Bio-psychosocial approaches to addiction (5 years experience; many clients in 12 step programs) and has some training also in trauma counselling (Level 1 EMDR training), depression, and anxiety. Tracey sometimes sees teens 16 and older but mostly works with adults. Besides her private practice, Tracey is an addiction counsellor at Peace Arch Community Services.

Your Centerpoint Therapy
White Rock
Note: Linda is opening her White Rock practice in early 2009.

Zacharuk, Brenda J. - M.Sc., BA, RMFT
White Rock
Phone: (604) 541-8555
Note: Brenda has been providing individual, couple and family therapy/coaching for approximately 10 years. Brenda's areas of specializations include self esteem, assertiveness training, anger management, communication skills, parenting techniques, stress management, grief/loss support, PTSD, CISD, NLP, meditation, visualizations, support for depression, addiction counselling (alcohol, drugs, smoking, shopping, sex) and abuse counselling. Please call for address.

Wuikinuxv - PRIVATE PRACTICE THERAPISTS

Champagne, Irene - M.Ed., RCC
Parksville, BC
Phone: (250) 248-4368
Cell: (250) 937-8560
Toll-Free: 1(800) 934-0434
E-Mail: laquerencia@shaw.ca
Website: http://laquerencia.webs.com/
Note: Irene has served as a clinical supervisor, best practices consultant, and practice mentor for colleagues and organizations for over 20 years. Irene provides Clinical Treatment for Addictions, Anxiety, Depression, Motivational Issues, Trauma Recovery, Grief, Lifestyle Adjustment, Parent-Teen Conflict, Pain Management, Weight Management and Compulsive Disorders. We also counsel for best outcomes with Marriage Preparation, Vocational Exploration, Divorce Coaching, Parenting, Custody and Access Agreements, Spiritual Impasse Management, and more. Members of her clinical team also offer specialty services in the areas of Indian Residential School Trauma and Historical Trauma.

Glossary of Common Acronyms in Psychotherapy (Degrees, Certifications, Agencies, Disorders, etc.)

ACOA - Adult Children of Alcoholics
ADTR - Academy of Dance Therapists certified by the American Dance Therapy Association
BPHE - Bachelors of Physical Education
BRI - Board Registered Interventionist certified by Association of Intervention Specialist Credentialing Board
BScN - Bachelor of Science in Nursing
CAC - Certified Addictions Counsellor certified by Canadian Council of Professional Certification
CBT - Cognitive-Behavioural Therapy
CCC - Canadian Certified Counsellor certified by Canadian Counselling Association (CCA)
CEAP - Certified Employee Assistance Professional certified by Employee Assistance Professionals Association
CGC - Certified Problem Gambling Counsellor certified by Canadian Council of Professional Certification
CHt - Certified Hypnotherapist certified by the Professional Board of Hypnotherapy
CMAT - Certified Eating Disorder Therapist certified by International Institute of Trauma and Addiction Therapists (IITAP)
CSAC - Certified Substance Abuse Counsellor
CSAT - Certified Sex Addiction Therapist certified by International Institute of Trauma and Addiction Therapists (IITAP)
CTS - Certified Trauma Specialist certified by the Australasian Society for Traumatic Stress Studies (ASTSS)
DBT - Dialectical Behavioural Therapy
DH - Diploma in Hypnotherapy
DKATI - Diploma of Kootnai Art Therapy Institute
D.Min. - Doctor of Ministry
DTR - Dance Therapists Registered certified by the American Dance Therapy Association
EAP - Employee Assistance Program
EFAP - Employee and Family Assistance Program
EFT - Emotion Focused Therapy
EFT - Emotional Freedom Technique
EFT-ADV - Certified Emotional Freedom Technique certified by the Gary Craig Foundation
EMDR - Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing
FIPA - Fellow of the International Psychoanalytic Association
ICADC - International Certified Alcohol and Drug Counsellor certified by Canadian Addiction Counsellors Certification Federation (CACCF)
IEATA - International Expressive Arts Therapy Association
MA - Master of Arts
MC - Master of Counselling
MCFD - Ministry of Children and Family Development is responsible for government programs targeting children and youth in the province of BC
M.Div. - Master of Divinity
M.Ed. - Master of Education
MI - Motivational Interviewing
MNLP - Master of Neuro Linguistic Programming
MOH - BC Ministry of Health
MPCP - Master Practitioner of Counselling Psychology certified by Canadian Professional Counsellors Association.
MRPC - Registered Master Professional Counsellor certified by Canadian Professional Counsellors Association.
MRTC - Maple Ridge Treatment Centre
M.Sc. - Master of Science
MSW - Master of Social Work
MTSC - Masters of Theological Studies & Counselling
NLP - Neuro Linguistic Programming
OCD - Obsessive Compulsive Disorder
PACS - Peace Arch Community Services
Ph.D. - Doctor of Philosophy
Psy.D. - Doctor of Psychology
PTSD - Post Traumatic Stress Disorder
RAS - Registered Addictions Specialist certified by Breining Institute in California.
RCC - Registered Clinical Counsellor certified by British Columbia Association of Clinical Counsellors
REAT - Registered Expressive Arts Therapist
RMFT - Registered Marriage and Family Therapist certified by American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy (AAMFT)
RMT - Registered Massage Therapist certified by the College of Massage Therapists of British Columbia or the CMTBC
RN  - Registered Nurse
R.Psych. - Registered Psychologist
RPC - Registered Professional Counsellor certified by Canadian Professional Counsellors Association.
RPT - Registered Play Therapist certified by Association for Play Therapy
RRP - Registered Rehabilitation Professional certified by Vocational Rehabilitation Association
RSW - Registered Social Worker
SAP - Substance Abuse Professional certified by United States Department of Transportation (DOT)
SFBT - Solution Focused Brief Therapy
SRT - Self Regulation Therapy certified by Canadian Foundation for Trauma Research and Education 
TAT - Tapas Acupressure Technique
TFT - Thought Field Therapy
TIR - Traumatic Incident Reduction
VCHA - Vancouver Coastal Health Authority
VIHA - Vancouver Island Health Authority

Disclaimer

This guide is intended to provide you, the clinician, with information on addiction and concurrent mental health/addiction services in British Columbia. Readers should be aware that this publication is not intended and should not be construed to be legal advice. Sunshine Coast Health Center is not responsible for any problem that may develop from the use or misuse of the information provided in this guide.
While every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of information contained within this directory, there is no guarantee or warranty associated with said information or services.
Copyright 2009 by Sunshine Coast Health Centre (2005) Ltd., Powell River, British Columbia V8A 4Z2
All rights reserved. This publication or any part thereof may not be reproduced in any form or by any means without written permission of Sunshine Coast Health Center.

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