“We don’t have to do all of it alone.
We were never meant to.”
- Brené Brown
Lighthouse Counselling Centre is a private clinic that offers specialized individual and small group counselling for those living with process addictions and substance use disorders.
Our services focus on personal development, skill-building, relapse prevention, and educative counselling.
Lighthouse is a safe, comfortable space where we work together to achieve your goals. We'll help you build the support network and social connections essential for a happier, healthier life.
We recognize the importance of compassionate care and support in every stage of recovery.
Our mission in treating behavioral health is to provide Montreal's anglophone community with a strong support network, and access to counselling, therapy, and wellness services.
We want to restore hope for people and their families, and provide flexible treatment options that actually work for them. We want to reintegrate people back into the community, so they can live fuller lives.
We help all those who want to improve their resilience in recovery from addiction: whether you’re seeking treatment for the first time, you’ve just completed treatment, or you’re somewhere in between.
If you're currently struggling with (or in recovery from) an addiction to:
or if you're living with an Eating Disorder, our team of specialists can help.
We’re also committed to helping families and loved ones understand addiction, and overcome the struggles that comes with it.
Are you feeling overwhelmed, and not quite sure where to start? That’s where we come in.
At Lighthouse, we take into account your current situation, your needs, and what you’re comfortable with. We’ll talk about what you want to achieve, and work together to help you get there.
In working with addictions, Lighthouse uses “stepped care”, an evidence-based approach that matches the right level of care to your unique needs and situation. Our treatment models are proven to help affect change quickly, reduce symptoms, and increase resiliency.
We’ll help you understand the relationships between your thoughts, your feelings, and your behaviours. By connecting the dots, you’ll develop a self-awareness and learn life skills that empower you to regain control of your life.
Lighthouse is fellowship-positive and informed, but we are not a 12-step program. Our services compliment what you’ll find in fellowship-based meetings, combining recovery skills and life skills.
We provide aftercare solutions for treatment centres and for individuals coming out of a formal level of treatment.
Residential treatment centres provide a strong support network while you’re there. But when you come home, suddenly that level of support is no longer there for you. You may feel very alone.
Our aftercare solutions provide the support you need to stay successful in your recovery. We focus on individual counselling, small group therapy, case management, “check-ins” (over the phone, or in short face-to-face sessions as needed), and anything else you might need to help get connected and re-integrated into the community.
Depending on your needs, we can offer intensive (IOP) and semi-intensive outpatient counselling programs, sober companioning / mentorship, and individual / couple / family counselling. You can learn more about our programs on our Services page.
We believe in the healing power of a supportive therapeutic community. It’s important to connect with other people who get what you’re going through. That’s why small group therapy sessions are a fundamental part of our services.
There is power in sharing our stories with each other, and in learning from each others’ experiences. Whether you're working through issues related to addiction or other mental health troubles, a group therapy approach can challenge you and help you to explore discomfort and vulnerabilities in a way that encourages supportiveness and trust.
You don’t have to go through this alone. At Lighthouse, you’ll build meaningful connections with other people like you. You’ll receive the support, knowledge, and life skills needed to achieve long term sobriety, and live a happier, healthier life.
For centuries, the lighthouse has provided us guidance and safe harbour when travelling by sea. It is a beacon of light and a symbol of hope.
Yet it also reminds us to slow down. It warns us of dangers ahead: rocks, reefs, and shallow waters in our path.
The lighthouse illuminates the way forward. It empowers us to navigate our way through rough waters, and overcome whatever challenges come our way.
We’re not here to judge.
We understand what you’re going through, and we’re here to help.
5890 Av. de Monkland, Suite 205
Montréal, QC H4A 1G2