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Samuel Waldner Counselling and Addiction Services is a private rehab located in North York, Ontario. Samuel Waldner Counselling and Addiction Services specializes in the treatment of mental health, substance, drug and alcohol abuse.

Samuel Waldner Counselling and Addiction Services Focus:

Alcoholism Treatment Center

The goal of treatment for alcoholism is abstinence. Those with poor social support, poor motivation, or psychiatric disorders tend to relapse within a few years of treatment. For these people, success is measured by longer periods of abstinence, reduced use of alcohol, better health, and improved social functioning. Recovery and Maintenance are usually based on 12 step programs and AA meetings.

Mental Health and Substance Abuse Treatment Center

A combined mental health and substance abuse treatment center has the staff and resources available to handle individuals with both mental health and substance abuse issues. It can be challenging to determine where a specific symptom stems from (a mental health issue or an issue related to substance abuse), so mental health and substance abuse professionals are helpful in detangling symptoms and keeping treatment on track.

What does Samuel Waldner Counselling and Addiction Services offer?

Outpatient (OP)

Outpatient programs are for those seeking mental rehab or drug rehab, but who also stay at home every night. The main difference between outpatient treatment (OP) and intensive outpatient treatment (IOP) lies in the amount of hours the patient spends at the facility. Most of the time an outpatient program is designed for someone who has completed an inpatient stay and is looking to continue their growth in recovery. Outpatient is not meant to be the starting point, it is commonly referred to as aftercare.

Treatment Types:

Individualized Treatment

Certain drug and alcohol rehab centers have standard treatment regimes they expect all patients to follow. Others offer individualized treatment, meaning they tailor treatment to a person’s specific background and needs. For example, a rehab facility may adjust a treatment program to take into account the type of drug or addiction from which the person suffers, their age, medical condition(s), religious beliefs, or lifestyle.

Therapies Offered:

Individual Therapy

In individual therapy, a patient meets one-on-one with a trained psychologist or counselor. Therapy is a pivotal part of effective substance abuse treatment, as it often covers root causes of addiction, including challenges faced by the patient in their social, family, and work/school life.

Group Therapy

Group therapy is any therapeutic work that happens in a group (not one-on-one). There are a number of different group therapy modalities, including support groups, experiential therapy, psycho-education, and more. Group therapy involves treatment as well as processing interaction between group members.

Nicotine Replacement Therapy (NRT)

Nicotine Replacement Therapy (NRT) is a way of getting nicotine into the bloodstream without smoking. It uses products that supply low doses of nicotine to help people stop smoking. The goal of therapy is to cut down on cravings for nicotine and ease the symptoms of nicotine withdrawal.

Samuel Waldner Counselling and Addiction Services Highlights:

For more than20 years, Samuel Waldner has served generations of individuals and families struggling with the difficulties of living with alcohol, drug, nicotine, compulsive eating and other dependencies. As a leading alcoholism/addictions counselor in Toronto, Canada, hefeels honouredto havebeen able to encourage the recovery ofhundreds of individuals and in turn to have helped thousands of family members affected by the disease. Samuel has consistently pioneered new approaches to counseling while drawing wisdom from well recognized sources.His “story healing” approach has benefited many clients.Recently, he launched a new approach that combines his passion for photography with his expertise as a counsellor – “PhotoTherapy.”This approach gives clients a powerful and simple way to engage their creativity through photography and find innovative solutions to their problems.Samuel Waldner says that “It literally helps clients to focus and be in the here and now.”
Samuel Waldner has his master of education in Counselling Psychology. He was trained as an addiction counsellor at the Hazelden Foundation in Center City, Minnesota. He has counselled in both out-patient and residential settings. He has been in private practice since 1989.