Ian Gartshore
Marriage & Family Therapist, MTh Verified
Verified
Nanaimo, BC V9R
When life is difficult the resulting symptoms usually include depression, anxiety, fear, anger and/or withdrawal. Rather than avoiding these states I have helped hundreds of clients turn them into resources, significantly improving their lives --usually after only a few sessions. I have 25+ years experience working with couples, individuals, families and groups, and have supervised 20+ new therapists. I specialize with couples, helping them to move beyond arguing, tension, anger, resentment and distancing into happy couples. My clients turn their problems into workable solutions. Free tips: www.shorecounselling.ca.
Adults
(855) 336-1330
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Nanaimo, BC V9R
Adults
When life is difficult the resulting symptoms usually include depression, anxiety, fear, anger and/or withdrawal. Rather than avoiding these states I have helped hundreds of clients turn them into resources, significantly improving their lives --usually after only a few sessions. I have 25+ years experience working with couples, individuals, families and groups, and have supervised 20+ new therapists. I specialize with couples, helping them to move beyond arguing, tension, anger, resentment and distancing into happy couples. My clients turn their problems into workable solutions. Free tips: www.shorecounselling.ca.
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Leslie Wilkin
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, RSW, RCC Verified
Verified
Nanaimo, BC V9R
My approach to practice emphasizes safe relationship and connection, a grounded knowledge of how our brains and bodies are affected by trauma and attachment, and an understanding of the social forces that shape our lives. My specialization involves helping girls & women heal from anxiety disorders, childhood abuse and relational trauma. I start where you are to clarify your goals, strengthen your relationship to yourself and your body, and access your wisdom and intuition. We will work together to understand and make meaning of your struggles, and support you to develop skills to feel safe, centred and connected.
Adults
(778) 766-3858
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Nanaimo, BC V9R
Adults
My approach to practice emphasizes safe relationship and connection, a grounded knowledge of how our brains and bodies are affected by trauma and attachment, and an understanding of the social forces that shape our lives. My specialization involves helping girls & women heal from anxiety disorders, childhood abuse and relational trauma. I start where you are to clarify your goals, strengthen your relationship to yourself and your body, and access your wisdom and intuition. We will work together to understand and make meaning of your struggles, and support you to develop skills to feel safe, centred and connected.
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Sarah Schermerhorn
Counsellor, MA, RCC Verified
Verified
Nanaimo, BC V9R
Hello, if you are reading this, it means you have taken the first step in your counselling journey. I stronly believe in a “come as you are” counselling approach that is centred around the belief that all individuals have the capacity for change. Whether it is a mental health concern or needing support around improving your relationships, career, and day-to-day life. I am passionate about movement for mood, empowering healthy bodies, self-love, and honouring the courage it takes to start the journey of healing.
Adults
(587) 210-8396
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Nanaimo, BC V9R
Adults
Hello, if you are reading this, it means you have taken the first step in your counselling journey. I stronly believe in a “come as you are” counselling approach that is centred around the belief that all individuals have the capacity for change. Whether it is a mental health concern or needing support around improving your relationships, career, and day-to-day life. I am passionate about movement for mood, empowering healthy bodies, self-love, and honouring the courage it takes to start the journey of healing.
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Marilyn Conner Counselling & Consulting Services
Counsellor, MACP, RCC, MBA, CEC Verified
Verified
Nanaimo, BC V9R
We each have our own story and through a safe and compassionate space, I will support you in gaining the insight and awareness necessary for personal change. It takes courage to make this first step and in choosing to move forward, you have already started. Having grown up as an identical twin, I am keenly aware of the unique challenges, needs, and desire for individuality we all face. With this in mind, and with the understanding that people approach counselling for many different reasons, we will move forward together in a way that best meets your individual needs.
Adults
(844) 293-6133
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Nanaimo, BC V9R
Adults
We each have our own story and through a safe and compassionate space, I will support you in gaining the insight and awareness necessary for personal change. It takes courage to make this first step and in choosing to move forward, you have already started. Having grown up as an identical twin, I am keenly aware of the unique challenges, needs, and desire for individuality we all face. With this in mind, and with the understanding that people approach counselling for many different reasons, we will move forward together in a way that best meets your individual needs.
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Nathan Bartz
Counsellor, MA, RCC Verified
Verified
Nanaimo, BC V9R
Sometimes, life can get downright challenging. We have an idea of what we want our life to look like, but problems such as anxiety, depression, or perhaps the effects of traumatic experiences get in the way of our ability to build the life we want for ourselves. It not only affects ourselves, but also our relationships with the ones we love most. It can feel very discouraging, and often, lonely. Thankfully it doesn't have to be this way for long. This is where counselling comes in, and this is where you can make the changes you have longed to see in your life in a safe and supportive space.
Adults
(604) 330-7529
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Nanaimo, BC V9R
Adults
Sometimes, life can get downright challenging. We have an idea of what we want our life to look like, but problems such as anxiety, depression, or perhaps the effects of traumatic experiences get in the way of our ability to build the life we want for ourselves. It not only affects ourselves, but also our relationships with the ones we love most. It can feel very discouraging, and often, lonely. Thankfully it doesn't have to be this way for long. This is where counselling comes in, and this is where you can make the changes you have longed to see in your life in a safe and supportive space.
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Melanie Devine
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MC, RSW, RCC Verified
Verified
Office is near:
Nanaimo, BC V9R
Are you struggling with anxiety or other mental health concerns? Are there barriers getting in your way of living your life in your most authentic way? Are you experiencing gender, sexuality and or relationship issues and need someone to help you navigate your way through? Are you swimming outside of the mainstream? If yes, I can help! Over the last two decades I have worked with folks living with HIV/AIDS, women who have experienced sexual trauma, the street community, the queer community, youth and families as well as youth involved in the criminal justice system and people living with significant mental health challenges.
Adults
(778) 907-4041
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Office is near:
Nanaimo, BC V9R
Adults
Are you struggling with anxiety or other mental health concerns? Are there barriers getting in your way of living your life in your most authentic way? Are you experiencing gender, sexuality and or relationship issues and need someone to help you navigate your way through? Are you swimming outside of the mainstream? If yes, I can help! Over the last two decades I have worked with folks living with HIV/AIDS, women who have experienced sexual trauma, the street community, the queer community, youth and families as well as youth involved in the criminal justice system and people living with significant mental health challenges.
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Sarah Lake
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, RCC, MSW, RSW Verified
Verified
Nanaimo, BC V9R
I work with children , families and youth who are struggling and wanting to find ways to make improvements. It is my role to assist you in developing clear goals and implementing practical and effective strategies for positive change.
Adults
(778) 766-4097
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Nanaimo, BC V9R
Adults
I work with children , families and youth who are struggling and wanting to find ways to make improvements. It is my role to assist you in developing clear goals and implementing practical and effective strategies for positive change.
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Christie Wittig-Harrison
Counsellor, MEd, RCC Verified
Verified
Nanaimo, BC V9R
Welcome. I work with people to uncover the stronger, wiser, more resilient self that already lies within. Maybe you're feeling overwhelmed or stuck in feelings of depression or anxiety. Or maybe you're struggling with old beliefs about yourself and old patterns of relating to others that just aren't working anymore. My practice focuses on nurturing connection, self compassion and insight, so you can take action to move into the life you want to live.
Adults
(778) 765-0253
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Nanaimo, BC V9R
Adults
Welcome. I work with people to uncover the stronger, wiser, more resilient self that already lies within. Maybe you're feeling overwhelmed or stuck in feelings of depression or anxiety. Or maybe you're struggling with old beliefs about yourself and old patterns of relating to others that just aren't working anymore. My practice focuses on nurturing connection, self compassion and insight, so you can take action to move into the life you want to live.
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Megan Vandersluys
Counsellor, MEd, RCC Verified
Verified
Nanaimo, BC V9R
Hearing your child say "I wish I was never born! I hate you! I wish I was dead!" is one of the most painful experiences as a parent. After hearing this, you decided it was time to find some help for your child and yourself. You thought things were going to get better, but it hasn't and now you're worried that it's only going to get worse. The parental guilt is overwhelming. You're baffled by their big meltdowns and think that they need to learn some skills to cope with their feelings in a better way.
Adults
(778) 763-1446
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Nanaimo, BC V9R
Adults
Hearing your child say "I wish I was never born! I hate you! I wish I was dead!" is one of the most painful experiences as a parent. After hearing this, you decided it was time to find some help for your child and yourself. You thought things were going to get better, but it hasn't and now you're worried that it's only going to get worse. The parental guilt is overwhelming. You're baffled by their big meltdowns and think that they need to learn some skills to cope with their feelings in a better way.
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Kimberley Hopwood
Counsellor, BScPsyc, MCouns, RCC Verified
Verified
Office is near:
Nanaimo, BC V9R
I love my work! For over 20 years I've been helping individuals and couples create a life they love with proven, measurable, effective and fast methods to break through old patterns, get past limiting beliefs, and create possibilities they never knew existed. This isn't therapy like you've seen it on TV or in the movies, it doesn't have to take years. If you're tired of the "same old, same old" you deserve to feel better.
Adults
(855) 733-7116
Verified
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Office is near:
Nanaimo, BC V9R
Adults
I love my work! For over 20 years I've been helping individuals and couples create a life they love with proven, measurable, effective and fast methods to break through old patterns, get past limiting beliefs, and create possibilities they never knew existed. This isn't therapy like you've seen it on TV or in the movies, it doesn't have to take years. If you're tired of the "same old, same old" you deserve to feel better.
Mark Giesbrecht
Registered Psychotherapist, MA, CCC, RCC Verified
Verified
Office is near:
Nanaimo, BC V9R
Are you looking for an Online Therapist? Do you have problems that are not getting better no matter how hard you try? Have you looked for help but not sure where to go and you do not want to burden your friends and family? Well, I can help you. You do not have to stay stuck because you do not know what to do or believe there is no hope for change. I can help you find the hope and learn how to overcome your problems.
Adults
(587) 602-2736
Verified
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Office is near:
Nanaimo, BC V9R
Adults
Are you looking for an Online Therapist? Do you have problems that are not getting better no matter how hard you try? Have you looked for help but not sure where to go and you do not want to burden your friends and family? Well, I can help you. You do not have to stay stuck because you do not know what to do or believe there is no hope for change. I can help you find the hope and learn how to overcome your problems.
Mary Klovance
Counsellor, MA, BEd, BA, RCC Verified
Verified
Office is near:
Nanaimo, BC V9R
Let's face it, parenting a teen can leave you feeling frustrated, powerless and downright distressed. You're trying to help your child grow up to be a confident and happy individual. You wish you knew how to support your struggling youth and are doing your best but you just feel stuck and don't know what the next steps are.
Adults
(778) 906-8626
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Office is near:
Nanaimo, BC V9R
Adults
Let's face it, parenting a teen can leave you feeling frustrated, powerless and downright distressed. You're trying to help your child grow up to be a confident and happy individual. You wish you knew how to support your struggling youth and are doing your best but you just feel stuck and don't know what the next steps are.
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Rebecca Scott
Counsellor, MA, RCC Verified
Verified
Nanaimo, BC V9R
Counselling available for individuals, children, and families, struggling with various relationship, mental health, and wellness issues. All-inclusive and a safe space.
Adults
(778) 765-3721
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Nanaimo, BC V9R
Adults
Counselling available for individuals, children, and families, struggling with various relationship, mental health, and wellness issues. All-inclusive and a safe space.
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Carla J. Freundlich
Counsellor, MA, RCC Verified
Verified
Office is near:
Nanaimo, BC V9R
I would love to meet you and offer you real change and skills to move you forward into wholeness and freedom. I believe the best healing involves all parts of us; mind, body, emotions and spirit. In our fast-paced society, opportunities to be deeply heard, respected and affirmed are scarce. I help clients from a position of respect and non-judgemental curiosity, while clarifying core beliefs, values and goals for change. The tools I have to offer are evidence-based and scientifically proven.
Adults
(604) 706-2527
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Office is near:
Nanaimo, BC V9R
Adults
I would love to meet you and offer you real change and skills to move you forward into wholeness and freedom. I believe the best healing involves all parts of us; mind, body, emotions and spirit. In our fast-paced society, opportunities to be deeply heard, respected and affirmed are scarce. I help clients from a position of respect and non-judgemental curiosity, while clarifying core beliefs, values and goals for change. The tools I have to offer are evidence-based and scientifically proven.
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Vibrancy Counselling Services
Counsellor, PhD, RCC Verified
Verified
Nanaimo, BC V9R
My approach incorporates using knowledge of human design and development to provide a supportive framework from which to normalize and understand concerning emotional experience. I generally employ Schema Therapy to aid clients to identify self-limiting core beliefs and their origins. Somatic (body) awareness may be offered to enhance client awareness. This is an optional, skill-based, self-delivered aspect of treatment. Clients desiring to understand troubling emotional responses to situations, including relationships, stress, depression and anxiety, have consistently benefitted from the above approach.
Adults
(844) 533-0453
Verified

Nanaimo, BC V9R
Adults
My approach incorporates using knowledge of human design and development to provide a supportive framework from which to normalize and understand concerning emotional experience. I generally employ Schema Therapy to aid clients to identify self-limiting core beliefs and their origins. Somatic (body) awareness may be offered to enhance client awareness. This is an optional, skill-based, self-delivered aspect of treatment. Clients desiring to understand troubling emotional responses to situations, including relationships, stress, depression and anxiety, have consistently benefitted from the above approach.
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Janice Bell
Counsellor, MSW, RCC Verified
Verified
Nanaimo, BC V9R
Janice has had a private practice for 22 years, 16 of those in Nanaimo. Her office location provides comfort, confidentiality and convenience. Her schedule is structured to meet the needs of clients. Janice believes that people have the ability to make change in the form of behavior, belief, or perception. As a therapist Janice assists her clients in their process of change. She is highly skilled in assessing and implementing the interventions most appropriate to each individual unique situation.
Adults
(855) 980-0747
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Nanaimo, BC V9R
Adults
Janice has had a private practice for 22 years, 16 of those in Nanaimo. Her office location provides comfort, confidentiality and convenience. Her schedule is structured to meet the needs of clients. Janice believes that people have the ability to make change in the form of behavior, belief, or perception. As a therapist Janice assists her clients in their process of change. She is highly skilled in assessing and implementing the interventions most appropriate to each individual unique situation.
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Mountain Gate Counselling
Counsellor, PhD(c), MSc, BSc
Office is near:
Nanaimo, BC V9R
I specialize in working with adults and teenagers experiencing depression and anxiety. I also work with people experiencing trauma, spiritual crisis, relationship issues, loneliness, problems due to medication, and stress in many forms. A block of time in my practice is kept open daily for those in crisis, who cannot find adequate support through the public system. I also work with couples wishing to heal relational concerns, and those with an inclination towards spiritual practice/life. I am LGBTQ+ friendly and welcome people from all faith backgrounds and walks of life. Sessions are available in-person, by email, and via video.
Adults
(306) 988-4692
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Office is near:
Nanaimo, BC V9R
Adults
I specialize in working with adults and teenagers experiencing depression and anxiety. I also work with people experiencing trauma, spiritual crisis, relationship issues, loneliness, problems due to medication, and stress in many forms. A block of time in my practice is kept open daily for those in crisis, who cannot find adequate support through the public system. I also work with couples wishing to heal relational concerns, and those with an inclination towards spiritual practice/life. I am LGBTQ+ friendly and welcome people from all faith backgrounds and walks of life. Sessions are available in-person, by email, and via video.
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Cornelia Maria Wicki
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, RSW Verified
Verified
Office is near:
Nanaimo, BC V9R
I work with adults who are in transition, personal and/or professional. I've supported women who have experienced abuse in relationships and are rebuilding their lives. And many people who have experienced losses and who are struggling with grief.
Adults
(587) 856-5233
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Office is near:
Nanaimo, BC V9R
Adults
I work with adults who are in transition, personal and/or professional. I've supported women who have experienced abuse in relationships and are rebuilding their lives. And many people who have experienced losses and who are struggling with grief.
Sonder Haven Counselling
Counsellor, MA, RCC Verified
Verified
Office is near:
Nanaimo, BC V9R
I'm a genderqueer trans counsellor who works with adults, youth, and families to gently explore difficulties while affirming the ways people are already working towards their own healing. Right now we are dealing with a lot: COVID-19, the ongoing and escalating police violence against Black and Indigenous peoples, as well as the ongoing racism against Asian and South Asian communities and Hispanic and Latin communities. In these times we need to find ways to support each other through the isolation, uncertainty and hardships. I offer several sliding scale options to make counselling as accessible as possible.
Adults
(778) 400-6352
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Office is near:
Nanaimo, BC V9R
Adults
I'm a genderqueer trans counsellor who works with adults, youth, and families to gently explore difficulties while affirming the ways people are already working towards their own healing. Right now we are dealing with a lot: COVID-19, the ongoing and escalating police violence against Black and Indigenous peoples, as well as the ongoing racism against Asian and South Asian communities and Hispanic and Latin communities. In these times we need to find ways to support each other through the isolation, uncertainty and hardships. I offer several sliding scale options to make counselling as accessible as possible.
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Lianne Walker
Counsellor, MA, RCC Verified
Verified
Nanaimo, BC V9R
I believe that each person’s journey is unique and the knowledge and life experiences that you bring to this process are essential to the support and development of compassionate self-care that is in line with your own values, beliefs and resources. The foundation of my counselling practice is a client-centered approach to facilitate the rediscovery of self, the healing or management of pain, and incorporation of the practice of mindfulness and self-compassion into your life.
Adults
(778) 402-9765
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Nanaimo, BC V9R
Adults
I believe that each person’s journey is unique and the knowledge and life experiences that you bring to this process are essential to the support and development of compassionate self-care that is in line with your own values, beliefs and resources. The foundation of my counselling practice is a client-centered approach to facilitate the rediscovery of self, the healing or management of pain, and incorporation of the practice of mindfulness and self-compassion into your life.

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The V9R adult counsellors listed here have identified their focus on adult therapy in V9R, adult counselling, help for V9R adults in therapy, or V9R adult counselling. An adult counsellor in V9R and adult psychologists mostly work with adults, handle a broad range of issues especially as they relate to adult relationships, and adult child relationships.

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Therapists in V9R are able to work with a wide range of issues.

For example, if you're seeking a marriage counsellor in V9R you'll find that most therapists are trained in marriage counselling or couples counselling in V9R and couples therapy. And they welcome families for family counselling in V9R or family therapy in V9R.