Thank you for taking the time to view this page. I have been working in the field of Mental Health & Addictions for close to 20 years. Over the past 10 years, I have accrued a number of Addiction Recovery qualifications/designations including: Registered Social Service Worker, Certified Sex Addiction Therapist Candidate, Sexual Recovery Therapist, Intimacy Anorexia Therapist, Partners Recovery Therapist, International Certified Gambling Counselor, International Certified Alcohol and Drug Counsellor, International Certified Clinical Supervisor, and Canadian Certified Recovery Coach.


As you can see, I am very much committed to personal and professional growth. I have enjoyed a number of successes throughout my career including media spots, program development, training, supervision, conference speaking, journal publication, and being recognized as a leader in the field of addictions to name a few. 


None of the above experiences; however, compares to the honour of supporting clients in the pursuit of recovery and a lifestyle of wellness.  I have been witness to countless #StigmaSlayers overcoming longstanding strongholds and finding peace and serenity in their lives. I work within a client-centered approach which means that I meet people where they are in their life. 

With my background/training, I am well versed in Trauma Incident Reduction, Cybercounselling, SMART Recovery, Abstinence-based (12 Steps), Harm Reduction, and Holistic/Cultural approaches to recovery including Acudetox. As a compliment to the above, I have completed additional certificate training in Cognitive Behaviour Therapy, Interpersonal Psychotherapy, and Narrative Therapy.

In describing my work to others, I use terms such as Coach, Cheerleader, and Recovery Tour Guide. Although, I have been referred to by a few different monikers including @StigmaSlayer, #HopeDealer, and Skabawis – a helper to the people. It has been an incredible journey thus far. I look forward to the opportunity of working with you and supporting your recovery goals.


SHAWN RUMBLE | Addiction Recovery Specialist

BA, BEd, MES, RSSW, Psychotherapist, CSAT-Candidate, SRT, IAT, PRT, ICGC-II, ICADC, ICCS, CCRC




Credentials Breakdown:

BA – Bachelor of Arts (Native Studies)

BEd – Bachelor of Education (Adult Education)

MES – Master in Environmental Studies

RSSW – Registered Social Services Worker

CSAT – Candidate – Certified Sex Addiction Therapist Candidate

SRT – Sexual Recovery Therapist

IAT – Intimacy Anorexia Therapist

PRT – Partners Recovery Therapist

ICGC-II – International Certified Gambling Counselor

ICADC – International Certified Alcohol & Drug Counsellor

CADC II – Certified Alcohol & Drug Counselor Level II

ICCS – International Certified Clinical Supervisor



CCS – Certified Clinical Supervisor

CCRC – Canadian Certified Recovery Coach

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