Outpatient Addiction Treatment

Our Intensive Outpatient Treatment Program is for adults who suffer from alcohol dependence, substance use, process addictions and mental health disorders. Participants are engaged in building, or restoring their recovery foundation, while simultaneously incorporating new behaviours into their day to day lives.You’ll gain insight into the neurobiological illness of addiction and how it has impacted all facets of your life. With support you’ll develop new healthy behaviours and improve the quality of your life and relationships. Your commitment to this process creates accountability and connection. All participants must be either fully detoxed or on a managed taper to abstinence protocol. Services are professionally delivered at our Winnipeg location.

An Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP) is beneficial at various points on your recovery journey.

Introduction to Recovery

Intensive outpatient addiction treatment is a comprehensive program that gives you everything you need to build a solid recovery foundation. The chronic nature of dependence means that it’s progression eventually leads to crisis. Most people use their resources to manage and control their dependence until those resources don’t work anymore. That’s where we come in. An IOP can serve the needs of those who need a lower level of care than residential treatment provides.

After or Combined with Residential Treatment

After completing residential treatment you can continue your recovery program with a graduated process. This allows you to integrate the new tools and behaviours into your daily life with the added benefit of a comprehensive and structured program. As part of a recovery management system, an IOP can be connected with a shorter stay in residential treatment. Transitioning directly from residential treatment into an IOP can be very effective.

For Further Development of Your Recovery

As you grow and heal you’ll likely discover different facets of yourself that would benefit from an IOP experience. Some of the common themes that people encounter in their recovery are:

  • Relationship challenges around communication and boundaries.
  • Compulsive behaviours developing in other areas of your life.
  • Past trauma and/or grief surfacing.

Whether your recovery journey has just begun or you’re looking to take your recovery to the next level, our experienced addiction treatment professionals will provide the support you need to change your life.Our Exceptional Intensive Outpatient Program Offers:

  • Ongoing intake for accessible service
  • Small groups with a maximum of 10 participants
  • Group therapy and 8 one on one therapy sessions
  • Education on the neurobiological aspects of addiction and recovery
  • Biopsychosocial informed; reflecting addiction through the complex interaction of biological factors (genetic, biochemical, etc.), psychological factors (mood, personality, behavior, etc.) and social factors (cultural, familial, socioeconomic, etc.)
  • Evidence-based treatment modalities
  • Psychoeducational sessions providing tools for sustained recovery
  • Understanding motivation and stages of change
  • Identifying barriers to recovery
  • Family dynamics and rebuilding personal relationships
  • Concurrent disorder informed individualized care
  • Open ended continuing care
Our outpatient services are delivered virtually via Zoom.
Aurora Recovery Centre ARC Counselling
39 Scurfield Blvd.
Winnipeg, Manitoba
R3Y 1G4

Outpatient Services Team

Nicole Corriveau, Addictions Counsellor

Nicole has extensive experience in nonviolent crisis intervention, trauma informed therapy, and motivational interviewing. Her humility, respectful nature, and belief that every person has their own ability to heal, informs her work as she guides her clients to connect to their own inner wisdom. Nicole is passionate about nourishing the little sparks of life that motivate people to make change. She considers it a privilege to be part of peoples transformations as they walk their healing path. Her unique combination of being a person in sustained recovery, and experience working with clients who have experienced significant trauma, has given her excellent rapport building and active listening skills. We are grateful to have her experience and unique skill set on our team.

Aimee Schwager ~ BA Honours Psych, BSW ~ Counsellor

Aimee is dedicated to offering her expertise in a respectful, grounded and compassionate manner that allows you to feel supported and not alone. She creates an environment that facilitates connecting with your authentic self. Her goal is to help you identify your strengths, remove obstacles and flourish. Having experienced a significant amount of adversity in her own life she understands the healing journey from the inside out. She takes the role of your guide on your healing journey and honors that everyone has their own unique story. Her therapeutic approaches include holistic, trauma-informed, culturally sensitive, strengths-based and client-centred care. Aimee uses a variety of techniques to meet each client’s unique needs, including evidence-based techniques such as CBT (Cognitive Behavioral Therapy) and DBT (Dialectical Behavior Therapy), play therapy, expressive arts therapy, psychoeducation, mindfulness, self-compassion, talk therapy, trauma informed therapy, motivational interviewing and cultural practices. She’s available for individual and family counselling, coaching, professional development and psychoeducation with adults, children and adolescents. We are grateful to have her dedication and expertise on our team.

Kimberly Shaw: BA Adv Sociology, MBA, MEd Counselling Psychology, CCC ~ Counsellor

Kim is a passionate life-long learner who has graduated three times from the University of Manitoba, twice at a Masters level with distinction. She brings a compassionate, strengths-based focus to her work with individuals, couples and groups. Her positive attitude informs her ability to see the best in people and respect each of her clients unique challenges and gifts. Her warmth, authenticity and expertise are a soothing balm to the struggling soul. Grounded in an existential philosophy and coming from a place of curiosity, Kim offers support for her clients to explore and heal using evidence-based techniques that can include motivational interviewing, CBT (Cognitive Behavioral Therapy) and DBT (Dialectical Behavior Therapy), mindfulness and meditation, Emotionally Focused Therapy, psychoeducation, and solution-focused goal setting. Kim’s clients value her ability to hold them accountable in an empowering way as she supports their healing journey. We are grateful to have such an accomplished and caring counsellor on our team.