Rachel Lavery
Counsellor, BEd, MC, RCC Verified
Victoria, BC V8T
Offers online therapy
What a time we are all having right now! How are you doing? Something is bothering you – which is why you’re here. You have a lot going on, time is something that you have no problem filling, in fact, slowing down & quieting your constantly moving brain can pose a challenge. Maybe you’re concerned about your child; you thought it was going to get better, but it hasn’t & now you worry it’s going to get worse. You need help. You want solutions – for yourself, your child/teen & your family. You’ve consulted family, friends, Oprah & your Instagram feed & you’ve run out of ideas. It’s time for a change.
(236) 301-2103
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Victoria, BC V8T
Offers online therapy
What a time we are all having right now! How are you doing? Something is bothering you – which is why you’re here. You have a lot going on, time is something that you have no problem filling, in fact, slowing down & quieting your constantly moving brain can pose a challenge. Maybe you’re concerned about your child; you thought it was going to get better, but it hasn’t & now you worry it’s going to get worse. You need help. You want solutions – for yourself, your child/teen & your family. You’ve consulted family, friends, Oprah & your Instagram feed & you’ve run out of ideas. It’s time for a change.
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Ciara Harte
Counsellor, MC, RCC Verified
Victoria, BC V9B
Offers online therapy
Are you a young person, teen, or young adult struggling in your relationship with your body? Are you feeling helpless about how to help your youth navigate body image and confidence? In my practice, I am passionate about working with teens, young adults, and families that are wanting to break up with diet culture. I recognize that this is not easy in a society that oppresses certain bodies and moralizes health/food.
(604) 265-8334
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Victoria, BC V9B
Offers online therapy
Are you a young person, teen, or young adult struggling in your relationship with your body? Are you feeling helpless about how to help your youth navigate body image and confidence? In my practice, I am passionate about working with teens, young adults, and families that are wanting to break up with diet culture. I recognize that this is not easy in a society that oppresses certain bodies and moralizes health/food.
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Sylvia O Raju
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, RSW Verified
Victoria, BC V8R
Offers online therapy
Does your life feel out of balance? Do you struggle to slow down? Are anger or sadness too present in your life? Is your child or teen struggling and you just don’t know how to help them? You are not alone. With 20 years of mental health counselling experience, I can confidently offer you a safe, and supportive space in which to explore and work through challenges. Sometimes we all hold on to issues longer than we need too - but in the context of a healthy therapeutic relationship, it is amazing how much healing can take place. When you feel ready, please reach out.
(778) 767-2379
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Victoria, BC V8R
Offers online therapy
Does your life feel out of balance? Do you struggle to slow down? Are anger or sadness too present in your life? Is your child or teen struggling and you just don’t know how to help them? You are not alone. With 20 years of mental health counselling experience, I can confidently offer you a safe, and supportive space in which to explore and work through challenges. Sometimes we all hold on to issues longer than we need too - but in the context of a healthy therapeutic relationship, it is amazing how much healing can take place. When you feel ready, please reach out.
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Life Dances Counselling: Teens and Parents
Counsellor, PhD, RPC Verified
Victoria, BC V9B
Not accepting new clients
ARE YOU A TEEN, OR A PARENT OF A TEEN? Are you feeling challenged, misunderstood, or feeling pressure in teenagehood? Or are you are parent who is challenged by your teen? Depression, anger, and anxiety are common feelings that can be running the show for teens and parents during this developmental stage of teenagehood, and can feel overwhelming. Staying trapped in the same fights, frustrations, anxieties, and unhappiness is a harmful cycle that can have lasting effects.
(855) 772-7330
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Victoria, BC V9B
Not accepting new clients
ARE YOU A TEEN, OR A PARENT OF A TEEN? Are you feeling challenged, misunderstood, or feeling pressure in teenagehood? Or are you are parent who is challenged by your teen? Depression, anger, and anxiety are common feelings that can be running the show for teens and parents during this developmental stage of teenagehood, and can feel overwhelming. Staying trapped in the same fights, frustrations, anxieties, and unhappiness is a harmful cycle that can have lasting effects.
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Alan Boden
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, RCC Verified
Victoria, BC V8R
Offers online therapy
Are you struggling with troubling issues in your important relationships? Not feeling heard or respected? Do you feel defensive, or attacked by your partner and can't trust or feel supported in your relationship. Or perhaps you're a man struggling with an internet or porn addiction that is consuming too much of your life. Do you have a teen that is struggling with confidence, anxiety and motivation? Are you overwhelmed by feelings of anxiety most of the time, and can't relax, or feel safe? These are all issues that I have successfully worked with in the past.
(581) 501-5038 x250686
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Victoria, BC V8R
Offers online therapy
Are you struggling with troubling issues in your important relationships? Not feeling heard or respected? Do you feel defensive, or attacked by your partner and can't trust or feel supported in your relationship. Or perhaps you're a man struggling with an internet or porn addiction that is consuming too much of your life. Do you have a teen that is struggling with confidence, anxiety and motivation? Are you overwhelmed by feelings of anxiety most of the time, and can't relax, or feel safe? These are all issues that I have successfully worked with in the past.
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Cate C Pelling
Counsellor, MA, RCC Verified
Victoria, BC V8T
Before working in private practice, I worked for a number of years in clinical settings - working in the areas of mental health, trauma, adolescent issues and couple and family work.
Our working relationship is focused on achieving positive change in your life. I believe that counselling provides clients with the conditions and support they need to overcome problems and live their life more fully. I am a Registered Clinical Counsellor with a MA in Counselling Psychology. I have been in private practice since 2003 working with individuals, couples and families. My graduate research focused on attachment, trauma and couple relationships.
(778) 906-8818
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Victoria, BC V8T
Before working in private practice, I worked for a number of years in clinical settings - working in the areas of mental health, trauma, adolescent issues and couple and family work.
Our working relationship is focused on achieving positive change in your life. I believe that counselling provides clients with the conditions and support they need to overcome problems and live their life more fully. I am a Registered Clinical Counsellor with a MA in Counselling Psychology. I have been in private practice since 2003 working with individuals, couples and families. My graduate research focused on attachment, trauma and couple relationships.
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Thaiss Psychological Services
Psychologist, PhD, RPsych Verified
Victoria, BC V8R
Offers online therapy
My expertise is in Neuropsychology and Child and Adolescent Mental Health.
I provide psychological, psycho-educational and neuropsychological assessments for children, youth and adults. An assessment can be useful in order to understand the nature of an individual's learning needs, certain behaviours, and/or emotional challenges. It can provide specific diagnoses (e.g. ADHD, Specific Learning Disabilities, Anxiety), or simply help to identify a person's strengths and any weaknesses. Ultimately, the goal of an assessment is to make recommendations that will promote wellbeing and help an individual to be successful. In addition to assessments, I also offer some individual therapy and parenting support.
(778) 400-5324
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Victoria, BC V8R
Offers online therapy
My expertise is in Neuropsychology and Child and Adolescent Mental Health.
I provide psychological, psycho-educational and neuropsychological assessments for children, youth and adults. An assessment can be useful in order to understand the nature of an individual's learning needs, certain behaviours, and/or emotional challenges. It can provide specific diagnoses (e.g. ADHD, Specific Learning Disabilities, Anxiety), or simply help to identify a person's strengths and any weaknesses. Ultimately, the goal of an assessment is to make recommendations that will promote wellbeing and help an individual to be successful. In addition to assessments, I also offer some individual therapy and parenting support.
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The Budding Elm: Counselling & Consultation Serv.
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, DSW, MSW, RCSW, RCC Verified
Victoria, BC V8R
Offers online therapy
Welcome to The Budding Elm: Counselling & Consultation Services. As a collaborative team of passionate clinicians dedicated to supporting families, adults and youth, we invite you to join us in partnership as we partner together to strengthen client resilience, relationships and mental health. The Budding Elm offers individual, family and group counselling while our consultation services include clinical-focused programs for family, schools, and local organizations. An outline of our targeted services include: Child Therapy • Teen Therapy • Adult Therapy • Family Therapy & Parent Support • Group & Couples Therapy
(778) 766-4396
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Victoria, BC V8R
Offers online therapy
Welcome to The Budding Elm: Counselling & Consultation Services. As a collaborative team of passionate clinicians dedicated to supporting families, adults and youth, we invite you to join us in partnership as we partner together to strengthen client resilience, relationships and mental health. The Budding Elm offers individual, family and group counselling while our consultation services include clinical-focused programs for family, schools, and local organizations. An outline of our targeted services include: Child Therapy • Teen Therapy • Adult Therapy • Family Therapy & Parent Support • Group & Couples Therapy
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Sarah Causton
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW Verified
Victoria, BC V8V
Offers online therapy
I have worked extensively with adolescent mental health issues, as well as adult mental health and relationship issues.
Sometimes we all feel stuck. Our go-to methods of coping aren't working anymore, or we aren't getting what we need from those we usually turn to. Sometimes those we turn to are also struggling with their own issues and we need a neutral person to talk with. I enjoy working with individuals, including youth, and families who feel this way and are curious to explore if counselling may be helpful for them. I also love working with parents and supporting them to have more open communication and playfulness in their relationships with their children of all ages.
(778) 651-9605
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Victoria, BC V8V
Offers online therapy
I have worked extensively with adolescent mental health issues, as well as adult mental health and relationship issues.
Sometimes we all feel stuck. Our go-to methods of coping aren't working anymore, or we aren't getting what we need from those we usually turn to. Sometimes those we turn to are also struggling with their own issues and we need a neutral person to talk with. I enjoy working with individuals, including youth, and families who feel this way and are curious to explore if counselling may be helpful for them. I also love working with parents and supporting them to have more open communication and playfulness in their relationships with their children of all ages.
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Terry M Manz
Counsellor, BSN, MA, RCC Verified
Office is near:
Victoria, BC V8P
I began my career at the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health in Toronto, and later worked on the Adolescent and Child Psychiatry units at B.
I have been helping children, teenagers and adults with their mental health concerns since 1987. If you are looking for support in managing issues such as anxiety, depression, grief, trauma, relationships, parenting, school, or addiction, or are a partner of an addict needing support, I have experience in helping you and families navigate a path forward. My clients often feel stuck or out of control, and anxiety can often lead to depression and other mental health challenges. Together we can unpack your stressors and concerns, and develop an individualized treatment plan.
(778) 766-5505
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Office is near:
Victoria, BC V8P
I began my career at the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health in Toronto, and later worked on the Adolescent and Child Psychiatry units at B.
I have been helping children, teenagers and adults with their mental health concerns since 1987. If you are looking for support in managing issues such as anxiety, depression, grief, trauma, relationships, parenting, school, or addiction, or are a partner of an addict needing support, I have experience in helping you and families navigate a path forward. My clients often feel stuck or out of control, and anxiety can often lead to depression and other mental health challenges. Together we can unpack your stressors and concerns, and develop an individualized treatment plan.
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Tanise Ambers
Counsellor, RTC Verified
Victoria, BC V8Z
Offers online therapy
The deepest desire of a human is to belong…to be heard…and to be accepted… Sometimes life presents us with difficulties that are tough to manage or resolve on our own. There are times when we need to ask for help in order to find ourselves and to move forward. As a person and a counsellor, I know that life’s challenges can happen at all stages of our lives at multiple levels and that every situation is unique to us alone. Circumstances that can challenge how we think, how we perceive, how we believe and how we respond.
(778) 761-2481
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Victoria, BC V8Z
Offers online therapy
The deepest desire of a human is to belong…to be heard…and to be accepted… Sometimes life presents us with difficulties that are tough to manage or resolve on our own. There are times when we need to ask for help in order to find ourselves and to move forward. As a person and a counsellor, I know that life’s challenges can happen at all stages of our lives at multiple levels and that every situation is unique to us alone. Circumstances that can challenge how we think, how we perceive, how we believe and how we respond.
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Murray S C Anderson
Counsellor, PhD, RCC Verified
Victoria, BC V8W
Offers online therapy
I see clients of all ages and backgrounds, presenting with a wide array of issues and concerns. Some are seeking a long-term therapeutic relationship, and for others, a single session is adequate. Either way, I want to create a safe and productive therapeutic environment for clients to feel comfortable in talking about their lives. I want to collaborate with clients to help them glean a better understanding of their lives, and come up with ways to make it through their day feeling better and more confident in their actions.
(778) 949-7035
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Victoria, BC V8W
Offers online therapy
I see clients of all ages and backgrounds, presenting with a wide array of issues and concerns. Some are seeking a long-term therapeutic relationship, and for others, a single session is adequate. Either way, I want to create a safe and productive therapeutic environment for clients to feel comfortable in talking about their lives. I want to collaborate with clients to help them glean a better understanding of their lives, and come up with ways to make it through their day feeling better and more confident in their actions.
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Kelly Ainslie
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MC, BSW, RSW, RCC Verified
Victoria, BC V9B
Offers online therapy
Do you feel panic or have moods that you struggle to control and seem to intrude at the worst possible times? Like when you're trying to sleep? Or when you're talking to someone new? Maybe it's when you're at work talking to your boss or peers? Do you feel guilt, anger, sadness, or maybe have feelings of uneasiness you struggle to name? Are your relationships struggling because of these symptoms? Do you isolate? Symptoms from traumas are often overlooked or misdiagnosed completely because we don't identify these life experiences as trauma. What if these issues that prevent you from achieving your optimum well-being were gone?
(778) 902-0521
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Victoria, BC V9B
Offers online therapy
Do you feel panic or have moods that you struggle to control and seem to intrude at the worst possible times? Like when you're trying to sleep? Or when you're talking to someone new? Maybe it's when you're at work talking to your boss or peers? Do you feel guilt, anger, sadness, or maybe have feelings of uneasiness you struggle to name? Are your relationships struggling because of these symptoms? Do you isolate? Symptoms from traumas are often overlooked or misdiagnosed completely because we don't identify these life experiences as trauma. What if these issues that prevent you from achieving your optimum well-being were gone?
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Erin Laird
Counsellor, MA, RCC Verified
Victoria, BC V8R
Offers online therapy
You're in emotional and physical agony. You're anxious, depressed, stuck, and looking for relief. You desire to feel healthy and whole. You are not alone. I value relationship building, and with an attitude of curiosity can hold the emotional space for you to search and stretch. With trust firmly established, I thoughtfully and sensitively advocate for action. It is my honour and privilege to walk along side you on your journey. Believing us to be created with an innate need, and desire, for living in community, collaborative work is the foundation of my practice.
(866) 977-6936
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Victoria, BC V8R
Offers online therapy
You're in emotional and physical agony. You're anxious, depressed, stuck, and looking for relief. You desire to feel healthy and whole. You are not alone. I value relationship building, and with an attitude of curiosity can hold the emotional space for you to search and stretch. With trust firmly established, I thoughtfully and sensitively advocate for action. It is my honour and privilege to walk along side you on your journey. Believing us to be created with an innate need, and desire, for living in community, collaborative work is the foundation of my practice.
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Geoff Williams
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MA, MSW, RCSW, RCC Verified
Victoria, BC V8R
Offers online therapy
I specialize in performance enhancement and personal growth so you can reach your goals at home, at work, and in sports. This includes affair recovery, healthy boundaries & communication, work/life balance, indigenous support, anger, addictions, and services for depression and anxiety. My approach includes Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, a new way of putting your challenges in context and tools for handling painful feelings and thoughts so you can be happier and more successful in any area of life. I also use Somatic Experiencing and EMDR to remove mental blocks. Most importantly, I prioritize our therapeutic relationship.
(778) 765-8912
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Victoria, BC V8R
Offers online therapy
I specialize in performance enhancement and personal growth so you can reach your goals at home, at work, and in sports. This includes affair recovery, healthy boundaries & communication, work/life balance, indigenous support, anger, addictions, and services for depression and anxiety. My approach includes Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, a new way of putting your challenges in context and tools for handling painful feelings and thoughts so you can be happier and more successful in any area of life. I also use Somatic Experiencing and EMDR to remove mental blocks. Most importantly, I prioritize our therapeutic relationship.
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Phoenix Neurofeedback
Counsellor, MA, RCC Verified
Victoria, BC V8W
Offers online therapy
Have you spent your entire life trying to get over your childhood? Do you deal with crippling anxiety, PTSD, crushing depression, severe sleep problems, or struggle with ADHD? My professional area of interest, and my expertise, is in helping people deal with the aftermath of trauma. I offer somatic- and trauma-informed counselling online, and neurofeedback in-office. Neurofeedback reduces or eliminates symptoms that block your ability to live life to the fullest. Severe trauma--residential school survivors and their families, war veterans, those with histories of severe childhood abuse--may need two to three 20-session blocks.
(778) 400-4960
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Victoria, BC V8W
Offers online therapy
Have you spent your entire life trying to get over your childhood? Do you deal with crippling anxiety, PTSD, crushing depression, severe sleep problems, or struggle with ADHD? My professional area of interest, and my expertise, is in helping people deal with the aftermath of trauma. I offer somatic- and trauma-informed counselling online, and neurofeedback in-office. Neurofeedback reduces or eliminates symptoms that block your ability to live life to the fullest. Severe trauma--residential school survivors and their families, war veterans, those with histories of severe childhood abuse--may need two to three 20-session blocks.
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Kelly Nakatsuka
Counsellor, RTC Verified
Victoria, BC V9A
Offers online therapy
We all deserve peace, to feel connection with others, and to feel a sense of trust in ourselves and the world. Stress, anxiety, relationship struggles, depression, trauma, major life changes and family issues are among the challenges that can get in the way of us experiencing life the way we would like to. And we all have ways of coping with those stresses. But what happens when those strategies don’t seem to be working anymore? I bring a compassionate and patient approach to our work together. My approach is rooted in my sincere belief, in our ability to heal. No matter the struggle, there is always hope.
(587) 315-3043
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Victoria, BC V9A
Offers online therapy
We all deserve peace, to feel connection with others, and to feel a sense of trust in ourselves and the world. Stress, anxiety, relationship struggles, depression, trauma, major life changes and family issues are among the challenges that can get in the way of us experiencing life the way we would like to. And we all have ways of coping with those stresses. But what happens when those strategies don’t seem to be working anymore? I bring a compassionate and patient approach to our work together. My approach is rooted in my sincere belief, in our ability to heal. No matter the struggle, there is always hope.
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Cynthia Pearce-Youth and Family Counselor
BACYC
Victoria, BC V8S
Offers online therapy
Located in Oak Bay my practice continues to be working with children and adolescents who are experiencing anxiety, ADHD, trauma and the behavioural outcomes that accompany these experiences. This includes working with families and the family system to create treatment and interventions that can aid the client and their family to develop a greater understanding of the causes and effects of their dynamics. I often build my counselling relationships with all family members, either individually or in small group sessions, to create a rich picture of the family dynamic we will be working with. I also work with adults processing trauma.
(833) 482-5833
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Victoria, BC V8S
Offers online therapy
Located in Oak Bay my practice continues to be working with children and adolescents who are experiencing anxiety, ADHD, trauma and the behavioural outcomes that accompany these experiences. This includes working with families and the family system to create treatment and interventions that can aid the client and their family to develop a greater understanding of the causes and effects of their dynamics. I often build my counselling relationships with all family members, either individually or in small group sessions, to create a rich picture of the family dynamic we will be working with. I also work with adults processing trauma.
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Matt McCoy
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, RSW, MSW Verified
Victoria, BC V8W
Offers online therapy
Matt provides confidential, compassionate, and effective counselling services for people experiencing relationship conflict, overwhelming emotions, troubling thoughts, painful memories, harmful or out of control behaviour, isolation, a lack of motivation, and/or a diminished sense of hope. His counselling practice is focused on relationships, intimacy, men’s sexuality, self acceptance, motivation, and the process of change. He provides Individual and couple counselling, family counselling and group facilitation.
(855) 769-9904
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Victoria, BC V8W
Offers online therapy
Matt provides confidential, compassionate, and effective counselling services for people experiencing relationship conflict, overwhelming emotions, troubling thoughts, painful memories, harmful or out of control behaviour, isolation, a lack of motivation, and/or a diminished sense of hope. His counselling practice is focused on relationships, intimacy, men’s sexuality, self acceptance, motivation, and the process of change. He provides Individual and couple counselling, family counselling and group facilitation.
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Julie MacNaughton
Counsellor, MA, RCC Verified
Victoria, BC V9B
Offers online therapy
I believe people are the expert of their own lives and will work with you in accessing your own inner strength and knowledge. When people are living as their authentic selves, people will experience more joy, wellness and fewer symptoms associated with stress. I will support you in finding your inner strengths, develop new coping strategies and enrich your quality of life. My goal is to help you learn about your authentic self through learning techniques and coping strategies to help you live your best life and feeling empowered.
(604) 332-1559
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Victoria, BC V9B
Offers online therapy
I believe people are the expert of their own lives and will work with you in accessing your own inner strength and knowledge. When people are living as their authentic selves, people will experience more joy, wellness and fewer symptoms associated with stress. I will support you in finding your inner strengths, develop new coping strategies and enrich your quality of life. My goal is to help you learn about your authentic self through learning techniques and coping strategies to help you live your best life and feeling empowered.

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Teen Counsellors
Adolescence can be a time of both disorientation and discovery. The transitional period can raise questions of independence and identity; as adolescents cultivate their sense of self, they may face difficult choices about academics, friendship, sexuality, gender identity, drugs, and alcohol.

Most teens have a relatively egocentric perspective on life; a state of mind that usually abates with age. They often focus on themselves and believe that everyone else—from a best friend to a distant crush—is focused on them too. They may grapple with insecurities and feelings of being judged. Relationships with family members often take a backseat to peer groups, romantic interests, and appearance, which teens perceive as increasingly important during this time.

The transition can naturally lead to anxiety about physical development, evolving relationships with others, and one's place in the larger world. Mild anxiety and other challenges are typical, but serious mental health conditions also emerge during adolescence. Finding a teen therapist in Victoria and addressing a disorder early on can help ensure the best possible outcome.