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 Healing may not be so much about getting better, as about letting go of everything that isn't you - all of the expectations, all of the beliefs - and becoming who you are. - Rachel Naomi Remen

People often turn to drugs and alcohol as a way to cope with life's challenges or their difficult past. While this can be a temporary way to escape reality, it results in harmful long-term consequences. You may notice that your relationships are crumbling, your self-esteem and confidence are dwindling, and your finances are draining. 

Any addiction is difficult to overcome and most people who experience addiction need help to break free from the ongoing cycle of pain and destruction. You don't have to do this alone. 

The good news is that you can get your life back and prosper. 



Counselling offers a safe, non-judgmental space for you to work through your addiction struggles. You will heal the core of your issues that are keeping you stuck in this downward spiral. 

Addiction turns into a harsh, negative cycle of hurting oneself and others, losing one’s identity, exasperating guilt and shame, and prolonging mental illness. It can be so hard to reach out for help, but also so worth it once you and your loved ones notice positive changes in your life. 

You will learn evidence-based strategies to manage cravings and triggers, implement healthy lifestyle changes, work through deep pain, and gain an understanding of the process of addiction and how you got to where you are today. The real antidote of addiction is positive connection, which is what you will find at Solace Psychology.

We are passionate about helping people overcome the dark times in their lives and finding true meaning again. Out Clinical Director has developed and lead various addiction and mental health programs for outpatient treatment centres across Canada and continues to stay current with the best methods for recovery.

Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)

Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) is used to help you break the negative thought patterns that lead to painful emotions and unhealthy behaviours. In doing this, you can actually rewire your brain. You will learn practical tools to ensure long-lasting change and set yourself up for future success.

*Various other strategies are utilized in counselling, based upon your unique situation and goals.


It can be hard to see your loved ones struggle with addiction. It can be even harder to know how to help and where to begin.

The person who is struggling must be an important person in your life and it hurts you to see them suffer. How do you help them without enabling addictive behaviours? This is a really tricky situation to navigate on your own. 

Counselling can be an effective way for you to explore the push and pull of loving those with addiction issues. Learn how to offer support and compassion, without taking on full responsibly for their recovery. It is important that you are taking care of yourself and finding balance and wellness within your life as well.

Find hope and healing in taking back your life.

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