Carrie DeJong


Carrie DeJong

I am on a mission – to bring more science and more
to the field of addiction recovery.

Recent discoveries in neuroscience have made a profound contribution to our understanding of trauma and addiction, the impacts trauma has on the development of addiction as well as how people recover. I'm interested in the human nervous system, how it functions, and how we move towards health and recovery through understanding these things. I'm also passionate about incorporating these new insights into my work – as a counsellor, speaker, and writer.

I am a Registered Clinical Counsellor with a master’s degree in counselling (MC) and 20 years of experience as a therapist. I began my clinical work in a trauma treatment program for children.  Over ten years ago, I began working in a residential addiction treatment program. During my time there I heard the stories of hundreds of people struggling with addiction. I saw how often trauma was an underlying cause for many who moved into substance abuse and addiction.

I continue to be passionately engaged in a process of learning about the complexity of the human brain as it relates to the impacts of trauma and the journey into addiction. I am excited about bringing all that I have learned to the quest for recovery from trauma and addiction. 

Curious about why we struggle. More curious about how we heal.


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I offer resources that help make sense of the connection between trauma & addiction.

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