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Portia Dahl, M.A., C.C.C. – Director

Searidge Alcohol Rehab

At Searidge Alcohol Rehab Portia’s role as director affords her the opportunity to use her professional experience to support residents in their journey to addiction recovery in a holistic healing environment.

For over 12 years, Portia dedicated herself to finding multidimensional ways of providing care to clients with substance abuse issues and helping family members become formally involved in their loved-one’s recovery process.  She thoroughly enjoys her work and feels honoured that she is able to help others heal from a problem that affects the whole of society.

Professional Experience

Portia has dedicated herself for the past 12 years to finding comprehensive ways to provide residents with care for addiction issues, and supporting family members become involved with the recovery process of their loved ones. She has had experience as a senior counselor, addiction therapist, and mediator in restorative justice cases. She loves her work and is honoured to help others in the quest to heal a problem that affects all of society.


Portia enjoys photography, sports (kayaking, swimming, tennis, white water rafting), and participating in cultural activities.

Professional Credentials

  • Addiction Care Worker Diploma – In progress
  • M.A., Creative Art Therapy
  • B.A., Applied Human Sciences
  • B.A., Political Science & Legal Studies
  • Certificate: Suicide Intervention

Canadian Counselling and Psychotherapy Association

  • Restorative Justice: Family Mediation Project
  • Post-Treatment Planning
  • Relapse Prevention
  • Addiction Triggers
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