Substance Use Services

At Island Clinical Counselling, we work to tailor our services to fit the unique beliefs and knowledge that people hold about substance use. We recognize change is a process that can be both challenging and rewarding. With non-judgmental support, flexibility, compassion and creativity, we strive to assist people in setting and achieving meaningful goals. Island Clinical Counselling substance use services are customized for youth, adults, and older adults and include:

  • Consultation
  • Assessment
  • Out-patient therapy
  • Referral to withdrawal management (detox) programming
  • Referral to in-patient residential and/or supportive recovery programming
  • Relapse prevention planning and ongoing therapy
  • Harm Reduction
  • Family Members/Carers

Family members often encounter grief, anger, shame, and confusion when caring for a loved one involved with substances. Carers can experience emotional and even physical distress. Despite such impacts, few resources are available to specifically support families, particularly those in parent and/or caregiving roles. At Island Clinical Counselling we believe that families are important resources for their loved ones and therefore should have readily accessible, respectful and collaborative support. We are here to help navigate, what many call, the roller coaster ride of substance use. We value the wisdom and expert knowledge that family members hold and work to assist carers to feel valued, heard, and confident in their efforts.

At our clinic we create safety by:

  • ensuring choice and collaboration
  • building trust and agreement on goals/strategies
  • focusing on client strengths and insider knowledge

Substance Use services for individuals, couples and families can be scheduled with Brittany Hesketh.  For support for children in the home, child counselling can be booked with Hannah Christianson