Intervention Canada

Intervention Canada profiles people whose dependence on drugs and alcohol or other compulsive behavior has brought them to a point of personal crisis or estranged them from their friends and loved ones. Each episode ends with a surprise intervention that is staged by the family and friends of the addict, conducted by addiction specialists.

About interventionist Jesse Hanson

Jesse Hanson is the Co-Founder and Clinical Advisor of Helix Healthcare Group ( in Toronto. With a PhD and Master’s degree in Clinical Psychology, Jesse specializes in neuroscience, somatic psychotherapy and trauma resolution. Jesse’s specialty is rooted in his precise fusion between science and spirituality. Combining Western and Eastern philosophies with cutting-edge neuroscience, he treats the effects of trauma on both the mind and the body. He recently completed clinical research with Chicago School of Professional Psychology on the impact of music therapy on mood. Jesse also has a private practice in Toronto, where he works with individuals, couples, and families (

With more than 12 years in the holistic health field and 7 years of clinical work with Passages Malibu: Addiction Treatment Center, Jesse has developed innovative modalities that have been successful in retraining the brain to overcome trauma, addiction, and mental health challenges.

Jesse is pleased to have joined the Intervention Canada team in 2016. His powerful ability to connect with families and perform successful interventions are a great asset to the series.

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