Annina Schmid Counselling - Substance Use Counselling Toronto

If you want to stop making the same old decisions, you're in the right place.

I am Annina and I can help you explore – and, if you like, reduce – your problematic behaviours.

I have recovered from disordered eating and binge drinking myself, and can support you in finding alternative and more healthful ways of coping. 

Together, we will look at what you would like to see different in your current situation and how we can achieve that for you as quickly as possible. 

Rather than looking at what doesn't work, we will spend most of our time looking at what is already working for you. 

Together, we will identify personalized tools and strategies for you that will help you step back into your power.

My clients appreciate that I work from a strengths-based, harm-reduction perspective. The method I use is Solution-Focused Dialogue. Other philosophies I employ are Positive Psychology, Intuitive Eating and Health at Every Size. 

I am a feminist counsellor and as such welcome women, men and members of the LGBTTIQQ+ communities who think my services could be helpful.

I am a Professional Member of the Canadian Counselling and Psychotherapy Association (CCPA), and a student member of the Ontario Association of Consultants, Counsellors, Psychometrists and Psychotherapists (OACCPP). 

Most recently, I was awarded the Online Addiction Medicine Diploma by the British Columbia Centre On Substance Use. I have completed the Addictions Careworker Diploma at McMaster University in Hamilton and am currently waiting to graduate from it. I am planning on applying for the Professional Certified Coach credential offered by the International Coaching Federation later this year. 

Since 2013, I have trained as Restorative Yoga teacher at Octopus Garden Holistic Yoga Centre in Toronto and as Preventive Care Practitioner (via SGD Darmstadt, Germany).

Previously, I graduated from the Department of War Studies of King’s College, London, with an M.A. in Conflict, Security and Development. In my first career, I was a digital strategy consultant, online activist and blogger. 

Extracurricular certificates and courses I have completed online and in person include, but are not limited to: Solution-Focused Dialogue (Canadian Centre for Brief Coaching), Positive Psychology (The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill), Buddhism and Modern Psychology (Princeton University), Sleep: Neurobiology, Medicine, and Society (University of Michigan), The Addicted Brain (Emory University), Neurofeedback in a Clinical Practice (Institute for Applied Neuroscience), and Mindfulness as an Adjunct to Addiction Treatment (Trafalgar Residences).

I provide counselling services in English, German and Swiss-German.

I look forward to helping you make positive change.

If you are struggling with cake, wine or weed, book yourself in for a free consultation.

There is no reflection of the self in moving water.
Only in still water.
— Zen Proverb