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Fall 2012







Individual Counselling Services

Sobriety Counselling and Life Coaching

Samuel Waldner M.Ed offers assessment, counselling and coaching services to facilitate the client’s process through the three stages of addiction treatment.

Stage One Pre-Treatment/ Pre-Recovery

*  Assessment, referral and motivational counselling - provided to assist the alcoholic / chemically dependant person through the difficult early days of pre-recovery.
*  Support counselling  - offered to family members, significant others and employers to assist them in better understanding the disease and to provide support for their needs.

Stage Two Discovery Period

*  Outpatient treatment  - Alcoholic / chemically dependant clients are given the tools to begin to abstain from mood altering chemicals and  their destructive behaviours.
*  Codependency counselling – offered to family members and significant others to learn how to stop their caretaking behaviours and begin to appropriately take care of themselves.
Stage Three Maintenance Recovery Period

Once the client has experienced an extended period of abstenence and  is beginning to feel comfortable in their recovery they can begin to deal with other issues that may impede their long term recovery.

We can begin to treat such issues as:

*   Other addictions (nicotine dependency, sex, overeating and weight preoccupation, gambling, work, compulsive shopping, etc).
*   Anxiety and depression issues
*   Posttraumatic Stress Disorder
*   Physical and sexual abuse
*   Grief Counselling
*   Shame
*   Codependency
*   Anger Management
*   Family of Origin and Adult Children of Alcoholics issues
*   4th and 5th step work, 8th and 9th step work.
*   Career and employment issues

All Counselling / Coaching sessions can be done in the office, over the phone or by email.