Addiction Therapy Program

Healing Body, Mind & Soul

Addiction Therapy Program

Residents are encouraged to share openly and honestly about their experiences and thoughts with the common goal of creating a safe recovery environment.
After the initial intake process and treatment assessments are completed, residents are given a tour and an orientation package which outlines program requirements, rules and a daily schedule of activities. The treatment assessment helps the counselling staff to identify specific issues and challenges that individuals will focus on in their early recovery.
Residents then enter our Group Therapy classes facilitated by Certified Addictions Counsellors, Liam Ness, and Phil Western, CCAC.

 

Group Therapy


During Group Therapy, residents are introduced to basic tools and strategies of recovery, and how to begin to use them.  There are engaged group discussions where residents often connect on an emotional level. Typical topics discussed include: Acceptance, positive communication, Relapse Prevention. A basic overview of the 12 Steps of AA, and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) exercises are also integrated in the initial stage of treatment.
Men in this group are encouraged to share openly and honestly about their experiences and thoughts with the common goal of creating a safe recovery environment – often resulting in unity and lasting bonds.
Liam and Phil have years of clinical experience facilitating group therapy, so they can ensure that newcomers to Elevate Life feel immediately welcomed, safe and understood. Recovery concepts are kept simple during a client’s time in Therapy as participants are likely to be experiencing moderate to severe symptoms of post-acute withdrawal.
Clinical and Administrative Specialists

Meet Our Addiction Specialists

Patricia Pike
Patricia Pike
Nationally Board Registered Interventionist and Addiction Specialist - LAADC, ICADC, CIP CAADC
Ian Yalloway
Ian Yalloway
Executive Chef
Steve Bull
Steve Bull
Intake Services Manager
Phil Western
Phil Western
Certified Addictions Counsellor
Caroline MacGillivray
Caroline MacGillivray
Qigong and Yoga Instructor
Nathan MacMaster
Nathan MacMaster
Intake Services
Stacy Wilson
Stacy Wilson
Executive Director
Carol Anne Turbitt
Carol Anne Turbitt
B.A. (Psychology) - Interventionist/Counsellor
Courtney Nichols
Courtney Nichols
Registered Clinical Counsellor – MA, RCC
Leslee Gibbs, BFA
Leslee Gibbs, BFA
Expressive Art Therapist