Effective counseling is available to stop all compulsive behaviors: food, alcohol, drugs, gambling, compulsive sex, shoplifting, codependency and relationship issues -- I specialize in all impulse control behaviors.
This is the page where you find out about me.
I earned an undergraduate degree BA, Cum Laude in Psychology. and Masters degree MA (Counseling Psychology). I completed Post Graduate Practicum in Addiction Counseling under the personal direction of Dr. Alfred Ellis at the Albert Ellis Institute in New York City. Gambling specialization was earned at the University of Windsor, Ontario and additional post graduate training includes: psychodrama, art therapy, hypnotherapy, anger/stress management, relationship counseling and sex therapy.
I have over 25 years of accumulated experience, teaching, facilitating and counseling individuals and families with diverse issues in both the public and private sectors. I’ve also created and consulted for Eating Disorder, Gambling and Codependency programs in addiction facilities.
As a therapist and counselor specializing in addictions, I have gained invaluable experience with aboriginal issues, correctional facilities, halfway houses and rehab facilities.
I specialize in all impulse control behaviors: drugs, alcohol, gambling, food, sex, shoplifting as well as depression, co-dependency, dysfunctional relationships, parenting, anger and stress management.
As a therapist and counselor, I have the designation of Certified Canadian Counselor (CCC) from the Canadian Counseling and Psychotherapy Association, Internationally Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselor (ICADC) as well as Internationally Certified Clinical Addiction Counselor. The certification of Substance Abuse Professional (SAP) qualifies me to assess for the US Department of Transport (DOT assessments).
PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATIONS AND CERTIFICATIONS
Canadian Society of Counselors and Therapists
Canadian Counseling and Psychotherapy Association
North American Society of Adlerian Psychology
Canadian Addiction Counselors Certification Board
Certified Gambling Counselor
Certified Canadian Counselor (CCC)
Internationally Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselor (ICADC)
The Association of Addiction Professionals (NAADAC)
I’m also a motivational speaker and presenter, life coach and recovery coach for relapse prevention, and have published numerous articles. I’ve been interviewed on many radio and TV shows as well as being a former talk radio host of my own show (Get a Life with Beverley Glazer, on CJAD 800), until I realized that I was the one who had no life –
I discovered the world of impulse control behaviors when I was interning, and I never looked back....
When someone’s life is out of control, and they reinvent themselves it's amazing. I witness miracles. I know of no other specialty that’s so rewarding.
“From the bottom of my heart, I thank you for your support and understanding – most of all for believing in me. I never met you in person, but I feel that I’ve known you all my life” – KD
How Effective Counseling Works
Clinical studies have shown that the most effective counseling for impulse control behavior is
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
The way you think determines what you do, so with effective counseling techniques, when you empower yourself, you change the way
you've been thinking and reacting.
You learn to think in a more positive way. This is not only 'positive thinking'. It's 'power thinking'.
Effective counseling techniques are not only for immediate issues.
Once you learn the techniques they're with you for life.
Have a question?
If you're interested in an office session, my office is in the Montreal area and it's very accessible by bus, subway or car.