Addiction among professionals is more common than you may know. If you are a professional struggling with addiction, you are not alone and we can help!



Professionals are educated, intelligent and work in high stress environments such as:



Medical - Physicians, Dentists, Pharmacists, Nurses, Psychologists, and other medical professionals


Legal – Judges, Attorneys, Magistrates, Paralegals, Investigators etc.…


Business – Executives, Entrepreneurs, Engineers, Accountants, Investors, Brokers, etc.…


Education – School Principals, Teachers, School & Guidance Counsellors, etc….


Emergency Services - Police inspectors, Detectives, Officers, Firefighters, Paramedics/Emergency Medical Technician


Sports – Professional athletes, Therapists and Trainers


Others – Religious personnel, Veterinarians, Bus drivers, Truck drivers, Social Workers etc.….



Many professionals continue to struggle with addiction because of fear of losing everything they have worked so hard for; they are afraid to tarnish their reputation or that of their firm; they are afraid to deceive their family and friends; they have no time to seek help and/or attend regular treatment programs; they are afraid to lose their licence or being sued; they underestimate the impact of their addiction; they believe they can beat their addiction on their own etc….  



The reality is addiction does not discriminate, it affects everyone regardless of their income, education, status, gender or place or place of residence. It’s important that you realize how serious your problem is, even if you are able to continue working long hours and in high stressed environment. Don’t wait till you lose it all to seek help.



Our program is designed to meet the needs and challenges of people who work in high stress and demanding careers. We understand your need for privacy, confidentiality and flexibility to accessing our program.

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Addiction: What qualifies as an addiction?


Addiction is a psychological and physical inability to stop consuming a chemical, drug, activity, or substance, even though it is causing psychological and physical harm. ... In these circumstances, a person has a behavioural addiction. Addiction is a chronic disease that can also result from taking medications.

Anxiety: What anxiety can do to the body


Anxiety can trigger your flight-or-fight stress response and release a flood of chemicals and hormones, like adrenaline, into your system. In the short term, this increases your pulse and breathing rate, so your brain can get more oxygen.

Complex PTSD: Signs of Complex Post Traumatic Stress Disorder?


Difficulty regulating emotions, which can manifest as extreme anger, depression, suicidal thoughts, and quick swings from one to another. Losing memories of the trauma or reliving them. Dissociation, feeling detached from oneself.

What we specialize in…

Coping Skills: Why are coping skills important?


"Coping patterns are important because they facilitate a person's handling of a stressful experience," Burns-Nader said. ... There are many coping strategies, both positive and negative, including exercising, seeking religious support, focusing on the positive, distancing one's self, acting out, eating, drinking and more.

Depression: What happens to a brain during depression?


How Does Depression Affect the Brain? ... The body releases cortisol during times of physical and mental stress, including during times of depression. Problems can occur when excessive amounts of cortisol are sent to the brain due to a stressful event or a chemical imbalance in the body.

Grief: What does grief do for your body?


A range of studies reveal the powerful effects grief can have on the body. ... The heartbreak of grief can increase blood pressure and the risk of blood clots. Intense grief can alter the heart muscle so much that it causes "broken heart syndrome," a form of heart disease with the same symptoms as a heart attack.

Relationships: What a relationship means?


Deciding to be in a relationship means choosing to be on your partner's team. And sometimes, that means putting their needs before your own. When you're committed to someone, you consider them when making both big and small decisions. In a relationship, you work together and make room in your life for each other.

Trauma: What defines trauma?


Trauma is an emotional response to a terrible event like an accident, rape or natural disaster. Immediately after the event, shock and denial are typical. Longer term reactions include unpredictable emotions, flashbacks, strained relationships and even physical symptoms like headaches or nausea.

Self Esteem: Why is self esteem important?


Self-esteem is important because it heavily influences people's choices and decisions. In other words, self-esteem serves a motivational function by making it more or less likely that people will take care of themselves and explore their full potential.

Our Fees

Insurance/Extended Health Plans: Many extended health insurance plans cover at least a portion if not the entire cost of the counselling sessions provided by a Registered Social Worker. Please contact your extended health plan provider to find out what services are covered.



Reimbursement: An official receipt will be provided after your visit so that you can submit for reimbursement, where applicable. Registered Social Worker services are a tax-deductible medical expense.



Types of Payment Accepted: Payments can be made by cash, cheque, email money transfers, PayPal, and through online booking Stripe – American Express/Visa/Mastercard.



Appointment Hours: Evening and weekend hours available.



Cancellation Policy: 24 hours notice is required. Full fees will be charged with less than 24 hours notice or no-shows.



Consulting: Teaching, advocacy, or workshops.

Individual Plans


$100 per hour


60 minutes session


Perfect for Individuals

Couples/Family Plans


$120 per hour


60 minutes session


Perfect for couples/families

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