LGBTQ+ Therapists in Courtenay, BC

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Photo of Mel Devine, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Courtenay, BC
Mel Devine
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MC, RSW, RCC
Verified
Verified
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.
(778) 907-4041
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Courtenay, BC V9N
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Carruthers Counselling & Consulting
Counsellor, BA, MA, RCC
Verified
2 Endorsed
Verified
2 Endorsed
I have been and continue to be a source of support for LGBTQ youth, while also supporting their parents during periods of identity changes or transitions.
I have been supporting children & youth, and their families for the past 17 years in public education. 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.
(236) 301-0065
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Courtenay, BC V9N
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Michelle Mackness
Counsellor, MC, RCC, CCC
Verified
Verified
I am LGBT /TS friendly, including desisters, detransitioners, and post- trans folks.
***I offer remote services*** I've worked in the helping profession for over two decades and clinical practice since 2014. I am committed to working with you to decrease your emotional suffering and increase your sense of well-being within your relational contexts and existential limitations. I am passionate about working with with individuals to broaden their awareness, deepen their self-knowledge, implement meaningful change, enrich their relationships, build trust in their abilities to manage life’s storms, and to increase their capacity to appreciate and savour life's gifts.
(587) 416-5762
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Courtenay, BC V9N
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Darshan Stevens
Counsellor, RTC
Verified
Verified
Areas of specialization include: - people in 20’s/30’s struggling with anxiety - sexual orientation confusion/curiosity - LGBTQIA + - sex-workers - cultic/high control/spiritual abuse survivors - those affected by conspiracy theory addiction/engulfment - abusive relationship survivors - sexual trauma survivors.
My primary modality is Internal Family Systems therapy where I incorporate somatic work. Creating a safe, strong, non-dogmatic, container together is the key component of my practice. I am especially skilled at attuning, and providing company in places that you may have previously felt alone. We will work on regulating the nervous system and building resources, while also exploring issues and relationships in our life that feel difficult. Many of my clients are people in their 20s and 30s exploring the transitions and challenges of adulthood while reckoning with Family of Origin trauma.
(778) 901-2270
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Kazimea Sokil
Counsellor, MA, RCC
Verified
Verified
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.
(778) 718-5762
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Courtenay, BC V9N
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Jennifer Boundy
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MA, MSW, RSW
Verified
Verified
jennifer draws on over 15yrs of experience providing counselling &practical supports to individuals &families navigating challenges such as life transitions, stress, anxiety &depression, trauma (including intergenerational trauma), systemic oppression, mental health diagnoses (psychosis, bipolar disorder, etc) &end of life. jennifer has worked in mental health, substance use &social services with diverse communities, including LGBTQQ2S+ folx, women, older adults, end of life, Indigenous folks, new immigrants &refugees. She is warm, positive, empathetic & collaborative **Pls note: NOT currently able to take couples**
(902) 907-3997
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Courtenay, BC V9N
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Erinn Doncaster
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MA, RSW, CCC, SEP
Verified
Verified
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 PTSD symptoms following an accident, assault, or exposure to occupational stress.
(778) 766-3516
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Courtenay, BC V9N
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Michael Falls
Registered Therapeutic Counsellor, BSc, RTC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
I specialize in supporting individuals with mental and emotional challenges such as depression, anxiety, stress, addiction, trauma, relationship and self-esteem issues. I also work with clients seeking spiritual guidance and support with LGBTQIA2S+ and complex mental health. My work is client-centered, relational, experiential, somatic, and transpersonal, and helps create a safe environment for healing and growth. My goal is to support clients in accessing their own inner wisdom and resources while healing from these challenges and improving overall well-being.
(289) 276-8209
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Courtenay, BC V9N
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Jennifer Shillington
Counsellor, MA, RCC
Verified
Verified
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.
(778) 770-5462
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Courtenay, BC V9N
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Dr. Michelle Church
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
Verified
Hi! I’m Dr. Michelle. I am a Registered Psychologist with a PhD in Counselling Psychology from the University of Calgary. I completed my residency in Los Angeles, California where I supervised doctoral students in addition to providing psychotherapy. My practice focuses on people managing: depression, anxiety, eating disorders, and chronic health conditions. I also provide couple therapy. Lastly, I conduct psychoeducational assessments for suspected/confirmed learning disorders and ADHD for children 8-years and older and adults.
(604) 800-9671
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Courtenay, BC V9N
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Keenan Andrew
Counsellor, MA, RCC
Verified
Verified
I am currently accepting new clients into my practice, and 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. Meanwhile, I am located on the traditional K’ómoks First Nation lands which are in the heart of the Comox Valley on Vancouver Island. These are the traditional lands of the Kwakwaka'wakw and Coast Salish peoples. I am honoured to be here on these lands of plenty and look forward to connecting with you.
(250) 703-3003
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Courtenay, BC V9N
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Katherine Vincent
Counsellor, MA, CCC (Q)
Verified
Verified
Hi, I am Katherine and I am a counsellor who is passionate about supporting children, youth and adults who are navigating anxiety, depression, trauma, and difficulties with self-esteem, relationships, and life transitions. I support my clients to feel empowered, more connected with themselves and have a greater sense of well-being. My approach is client-centred, compassionate and creative. I value creating a safe and inviting space where therapy is collaborative and affirming for all neurotypes and LGBTQI2SA+.
(236) 300-3649
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Courtenay, BC V9N
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Diane Brussell
Counsellor, MA, RCC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
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.
(587) 800-3617
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Courtenay, BC V9N
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Lisa Klco
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, PhD(c), MSW, MACP, RSW, RCC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
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.
(888) 981-8124
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Courtenay, BC V9N
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Teri Palmer
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, RSW, MSW
Verified
Verified
With a focus on individuals (15 and up), couples and families, I work with you to resolve overwhelming emotions, anxiety, depression, strained relationships, relationship breakdown, self-harm, suicidal ideation, problem behaviours, and trauma. Empowering you to feel a greater sense of well-being, fulfillment, and deep connection (with yourself and your people). Helping you achieve meaningful and lasting change.
(579) 500-5928
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Courtenay, BC V9N
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Mamatoto Counselling
Counsellor, BHSc, MACP, RCC
Verified
Verified
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.
(844) 553-8131
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Courtenay, BC V9N
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Christina McGill
Counsellor, MA, RCC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
It is my pleasure to assist clients in connecting with their innate capacity to heal, supporting them to know their inner self and to trust themselves. I have extensive experience assisting a diverse range of clients to achieve their goals, develop new skills, regain emotional balance, and increase their sense of well-being. Clients can expect to feel deeply understood and validated while being gently invited to identify distressing thoughts, feelings, and behaviour patterns that interfere with their ability to live their best life.
(902) 201-9453
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Courtenay, BC V9N
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Marie Jakalicia Guignard
Counsellor, RCC, BA, MA, CPA
Verified
Verified
Do you feel hopeless, a lack of motivation and interest, a feeling of constant tension and fear? Have you experienced, witnessed, or heard any harmful or threatening events and found yourself feeling persistent sadness, constant worry, excessive guilt, shame, or anger? Do you feel this need to have something change in your life, find your inner self, find peace, grow, take care of yourself, love yourself, appreciate other people's love, and enjoy life?
(236) 562-7353
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Courtenay, BC V9N
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Kristina Campbell
Counsellor, RTC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
I agree with Carl Roger's position that all humans are oriented towards growth and self-awareness. Behaviours which once served to nurture and protect us, can become habitual and no longer useful. You are the expert in your life, and if you are seeking counselling, it is likely because what once worked is no longer serving you. In times of transition, whether by choice or demand, we often find ourselves needing new skills to cope with our anxiety, depression, panic or burnout. Our relationships are deeply impacted by our ability to communicate our needs, desires, and boundaries, and yet we are taught so few of these skills.
(506) 308-1517
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Courtenay, BC V9N
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Carly Boyle
Counsellor, MEd, RCC
Verified
2 Endorsed
Verified
2 Endorsed
Welcome! I am glad that you found your way here. My name is Carly Boyle and I am a Registered Clinical Counsellor (RCC) with a Masters degree from City University of Seattle and a Bachelors of Education degree from the University of Victoria. I know things can get challenging and you may be facing heavy or difficult aspects of life. And, you are so worthy of asking for support and guidance to move through what feels unbearable. I offer a gentle, open-minded and non-judgmental approach to therapy, and I value providing you with a safe, self-paced, and confidential environment to be heard, and heal in.
(778) 902-0685
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