My approach to counselling is based on respect for you the client. I do my very best to ensure that you feel safe, in control of the process, heard, and understood. My job is to get to know your values and how you think, feel, and act, in order to support you to either strengthen or change, aspects of yourself and your life. We will collaborate to establish meaningful and achievable goals focused on creating the life you want.
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, PhD(c), MSW, MACP, RSW, RCC
My primary work is in sexual, and complex mental health concerns. I have extensive training in ISTDP, Direct Neurofeedback (DNF), and behavioral approaches such as CBT, and DBT. This makes me highly effective working with disorders such as anxiety, depression, BPD, addictions, pain and medically complex conditions. My diverse range of skills, such including harassment investigation, and conflict resolution mediation, with my 25 years in the military proves me to be a very direct clinician. I work with individuals, couples and families/supports with varied needs. Most importantly, I strive to provide a safe space for all clients.
There are times in our lives that challenge us beyond our current capacity to cope. It can be during these challenging times that we seek out a professional therapist to assist us in coping, managing, and overcoming. These challenging times may come in the form of mental health symptoms of depression or anxiety, grief and loss, major life transitions or decisions, feeling overwhelmed or burdened, feeling "stuck", relationship distress, chronic pain or illness, thoughts of harm to self, and reactions after experiencing a traumatic event.
If you’re feeling overwhelmed and stuck, Erinn can help you begin the journey toward feeling greater capacity, peace, and aliveness again. Perhaps childhood experiences have left you with residual depression, anxiety, or recurring relationship patterns that you don’t know how to change. Or maybe you recently gave birth and you feel like you “should” be happy but you’re actually struggling to cope. Or perhaps you or your partner experienced a trauma and now you’re trying to navigate the impacts on your relationship. Or maybe you’re struggling with the effects of chronic stress due to living through a global pandemic.
I have been supporting children & youth, and their families for the past 17 years in public education. I also work with young adults and some parents of kids I work with. I facilitate workshops and also do group counselling. I have a strong background in special education, which means I often observe the behaviour(s) of children and youth, collaborate with them and their families, and implement/teach tools for alleviating a child's stress. I have experience as a clinician for Adult Mental Health & Addictions in both inpatient and outpatient care from the hospital. This has benefited early recognition and prevention.
People who experience difficulties in their relationships have often been hurt in the past. If this happened early in life, they may not even be aware of it. I help individuals, couples and family members discover and heal old wounds from early trauma or past relationships. I offer a variety of therapeutic options so you can chose an approach that is comfortable for you. Each individual determines the goals, pace, and treatment options that are the best fit for them. My client-centred practise ensures that everyone is treated with respect, confidentiality, compassion and cultural sensitivity.
My name is Tanya, and I would be honoured to be part of your journey towards greater wholeness, healing and connection. I completed my Master’s Degree in Social Work at the University of British Columbia and have over 11 years of clinical experience across a variety of settings including community mental health counselling, outreach based social work, as well as working with LGBTQI+ communities. I am passionate about mental health and my goal as a counsellor is to help you learn to see yourself as you truly are; a person who is deeply worthy of love, belonging and joy.
Hi—I’m Kira Celeste, a counsellor who is passionate about helping individuals who long for a deeper, fuller experience of life navigate through their history, current circumstances, and societal influences to find transformation, healing, and empowerment. If you are struggling with anxiety, panic, depression, hopelessness or stress, please reach out. Together we can work together to help you find your sense of calm, joy, ease, meaning, satisfaction and fulfillment in life. Let’s work together to have you feeling like the most well You possible. I will be right there with you through the journey.
I support people who are dealing with stressors that affect their thoughts, feelings, and actions. Difficult experiences can leave us confused and overwhelmed. If this sounds familiar, you may be trying to make sense of it, get relief, or recover. You've probably thought about or done something to make changes, but the situation seems stuck. It may lead to anger, sadness, worry, fear, anxiety, or depression. You may have a need to connect, communicate, or be understood and accepted. Your goals might include gaining self-knowledge, personal resources, or skills to cope with the issues and improve your life and relationships.
Do you want to reignite a passion for your life and feel more connected to yourself and others? Together in a warm and nurturing space you will become empowered as your own healer. You will be invited to regain a sense of self-efficacy and gain skills to journey back to a grounded sense of self.
With a focus on individuals (15 and up), couples and families, I work with you to resolve overwhelming emotions, anxiety, depression, strained relationships, reactivity, problem behaviours, harmful past experiences and trauma. Empowering you to feel a greater sense of well-being and fulfillment.
These past few years have been very difficult for everyone. When times seem increasingly overwhelming and stressful, you are trying to process old and new big emotions, or you are struggling to make or meet your wellness goals, I can help support you in that process. I offer a free 15-minute consultation via video or phone call to see if I am a good fit for you moving forward. Together, we can take small steps to help support your healing journey in a culturally responsive and safe way. Thank you for stopping by and I hope to connect soon.
After 10 years of working with women and their families as a midwife, I am pleased to work with women and families in a counselling capacity. My practice is accessible to new mothers and mothers-to-be in clinic, on Skype and in clients homes. I offer individual, group and family counselling. After a practicum with CYMH I am passionate about working with children and often treat the family as an interconnected system.
These past few years have been more than difficult on everyone. When times seem increasingly overwhelming, you are trying to process old and new big emotions, or you are struggling to make or meet wellness goals, I can help support you in that process. Together, we can take small steps to manage your healing journey in a culturally safe, trauma-informed space.
We cannot change the events or situations of our past, but we can absolutely be free from being chronically impacted, and compacted by our history. You are entitled to all of your feelings and they are an integral part of healing and living a healthy life. If you are ready to move what you are holding to a new place, I am here to support that process. You can find your voice, unpack your story, be seen and heard, I bring tools and support to make the changes you would like to make, so that you can embrace your life with love and enthusiasm. In my mind, everyone who survived their story and makes it to counselling is a superhero.
I specialize in working with adolescents and adults with a variety of mental health and substance use issues including trauma, anxiety, depression, unhealthy relationships, addiction and self-esteem issues.
Hey, how are you? I am so honored to work together with you on your journey to building a life you want, what ever that may look like to you. Whether it be struggling with issues of anxiety and panic, depression and low moods or you are unsure why you have the feelings that you do, reach out. I am a Registered Therapeutic Counsellor who is passionate about the helping profession and to make my clients feel safe and to be heard. My only interest is to be here for you and help you create a plan to get the tools you need to move forward and challenge life in your own way.
I seek to help my clients with issues around stress (including Covid-19), self-esteem, anxiety, depression, grief, loss, life transitions and emotional wounds. Using a collaborative approach, I work with individuals to address family patterns and old systems of coping in order to gain an understanding of their present circumstances. I work with youth and adults to set goals that are realistic and allow for positive and successful outcomes in therapy. Self-awareness and self-care are important in all sessions and I encourage these with compassion and respect at all times. The needs of my clients are the main priority in sessions.
You possess the innate wisdom for healing and to face the challenges of life. I will work with you to collaborate in a mindful, compassionate way to discover your truth and live the life you wish to lead.
I work with many kinds of clients. Kids, teens, and parents; couples and families; and people with a wide range of neuro-diversity as well as diversity in gender, sexuality and identity. Those with a creative imagination may be drawn to creative arts therapy. Some seek better understanding of themselves, and some seek better communication with others. Are you looking for acceptance and empathy along with encouragement to become your best self? Looking for strategies to explore your needs, strengths, resources and obstacles? I want to help you thrive in your world, with joy, confidence and self-acceptance.
What type of mental health professional is right for me?
Some of the most common types of mental health providers in Courtenay are psychologists, licensed counselors, therapists, psychotherapists, and licensed clinical social workers, all of whom diagnose mental health conditions and provide individualized treatment.
Services offered, education and credentials vary by type of mental health professional. Each professional in Courtenay then may specialize in certain areas, such as depression, marriage counseling, or anxiety. Although many mental health providers are not licensed to prescribe medication, they may coordinate with a provider who can.
Both in-person and online therapy sessions are available from most psychologists.
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What method of therapy is right for me?
When it comes to treatment methods, there's no 'right way.’ Each method of therapy can be beneficial for a variety of issues. Psychologists in Courtenay specialize in therapeutic approaches such as CBT, EMDR, and Interpersonal Therapy (IPT), among others. Finding a psychologist or therapist who is a good fit for you is the most important step to discovering what type of therapy, or combination of therapeutic approaches, will meet your individual needs. Learn what to expect from different types of therapy and how they work.
How to use my insurance?
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