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Searidge stands among Canada’s best alcohol and drug rehab centers, recognized
for excellence in evidence-based psychotherapy and a high rate of successful recovery.

Portia Dahl, M.A., C.C.C. – Director

Searidge Drug Rehab

At Searidge Foundation, Portia’s role as a director affords her the opportunity to apply her professional experience and training to provide residents with an opportunity to recover from their addiction problems in a holistic healing environment. 

Professional Experience

For over 12 years, Portia has 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 has worked as senior counsellor, addiction therapist and a mediator in restorative justice cases. 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.


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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