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: Certified Sex Addiction Therapist Candidate, Sexual Recovery Therapist, Intimacy Anorexia Therapist, Partners Recovery Therapist, Problem Gambling Counsellor, International Certified Alcohol and Drug Counsellor, Canadian Clinical Supervisor – Addiction Counsellor, 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




Credentials Breakdown:

BA – Bachelor of Arts (Native Studies)

BEd – Bachelor of Education (Adult Education)

MES – Master in Environmental Studies

CCRC – Canadian Certified Recovery Coach

ICADC – International Certified Alcohol & Drug Counsellor

CCS-AC – Canadian Clinical Supervisor – Addiction Counsellor

CPGC – Canadian Certified Problem Gambling Counsellor

IAT – Intimacy Anorexia Therapist

PRT – Partners Recovery Therapist

SRT – Sexual Recovery Therapist

CSAT – Candidate – Certified Sex Addiction Therapist Candidate

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