Parenting Therapists in Courtenay, BC

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Carruthers Counselling & Consulting
Counsellor, BA, MA, RCC
Verified
2 Endorsed
Verified
2 Endorsed
I support children and youth around a variety of topics from dealing with divorce, loss, absence of a parent to providing tools for anxiety, etc.
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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Rebecca E LaFleur
Counsellor, MA, RCC, CCAC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
I have been working with children, youth, adults and families in a variety of avenues for 15 years. I believe that each person has within themselves the resources to grow and achieve their goals - we all need someone who can help us get there at times, and that is what I provide. Whether it be a life transition in your life, substances or process addictions and recovery, eating disorders, anxiety, or parenting support, I can help. I am also experienced with working with children and youth who have been sexually abused, have high risk behaviours, anxiety, difficulty with school or transitions, or have suffered loss.
(250) 338-2700
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Courtenay, BC V9N
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Nina Fleming
Counsellor, MEd, RCC
Verified
Verified
My areas of focus include prenatal and postpartum mental health, parenting , trauma, depression and anxiety.
I believe we all have innate resilience and capacity for wellness – sometimes, when we encounter trauma, loss, or stress, we lose touch with those strengths. We may struggle with worry, hopelessness, self-criticism, or feel "stuck." Our relationships may suffer. At these times, we all need and deserve support. I work with each client to build self-compassion, confidence and regulation, gain insight, and grow skills for wellbeing. To me, safe, empathic relationships are the foundation of health and growth. I strive to create a safe space for clients, and attune to the heart of an issue, so that deep, lasting change can occur.
(226) 639-6026
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Courtenay, BC V9N
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Grunberg Patterson Centre for Counselling
Psychologist, PhD, RCC, RPsych
Verified
Verified
Also, issues relating to adoption, including Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders, early life trauma, attachment-related difficulties and parenting challenges.
Ethical, caring and safe relationships form the fabric of a rich and joyful life, therefore, individual and community healing go hand in hand. We believe in the healing power of a therapeutic relationship, where clients can feel valued and empowered to envision, practice and create change. Creating this relationship is the starting point for therapy. In all aspects of our work - therapy, assessment, consultation and education - we are committed to our clients and to the bonds of family, friendship and community that sustain them. We are proud of the way that we, as a practice, contribute to community health.
(844) 611-2987
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Rob Goepfrich Counselling and Consulting
Marriage & Family Therapist, MSW, RCSW, RMFT, RCC
Verified
Verified
Those seeking counselling bring a wide range of concerns, including: conflicted or broken relationships, family conflict, loss and bereavement, depression and anxiety, career and vocation, and trauma, both past and present. I often meet with people at important transitions in their lives, such as: preparing for marriage, navigating parenting challenges, facing the loss of a loved one, or a change in their work lives. For many, counselling is helpful in untangling the web of family relationships.
(778) 771-1767
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Courtenay, BC V9J
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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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Tara Hope
Counsellor, MA, RCC
Verified
Verified
For over 30 years, emotional healing has been my life's work, and helping others my vocation. While I have worked with many people of all ages in a variety of settings and for virtually every issue imaginable, today I mainly work with mature adult women who want emotional freedom, no matter what. I am very conscientious about what I do - I want you to connect with the best counsellor for you. The (free) phone consultation I require prior to booking is geared to ensuring we are well-suited so you get the most out of your emotional and financial commitment to resolving your issue(s).
(226) 271-3433
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Courtenay, BC V9J
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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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Elly Boer Counselling & Art Therapy
Counsellor, RCC, DVATI, MC:AT
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
A life and mind out of balance create stress, worry, anxiety, overthinking, indecision, depression, confusion, self-doubt and self-loathing. This can feel like an endless cycle of suffering, stagnation, or pain that is lasting "too long." Fulfillment and meaning in life arise when we learn to reconcile our thoughts with our experience, when we stop doing and simply be. Many find that sitting and talking in therapy help to an extent, but when we engage our felt sense and physical being, we begin to deeply know and develop trust in ourselves and in our ability to heal, cope and feel well. Art can offer the physical tools for healing.
(250) 871-1184
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Courtenay, BC V9N
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Kelly McManus
Psychologist, PhD, R, Psych
Verified
Verified
Dr. Kelly McManus has a Doctorate in Clinical Psychology and has been practicing for over 12 years in various mental health settings as a Psychologist and as Registered Clinical Counsellor. Dr. McManus also has a Masters Degree in Education. She works with children, adolescents, adults, couples and families. She uses integrative, strengths-focused, evidenced-based therapy. Her education includes theory and practice in the major approaches in Psychology including Psychodynamic, Cognitive-Behavioural, and Narrative. Dr. McManus tailors her approach to your particular needs, goals, and preferences. Dr. McManus also takes ICBC and Veteran's Affairs clients.
(855) 463-2706
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Courtenay, BC V9N
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Paula Hunter
Counsellor, MSW, RSW
Verified
Verified
I am a registered social worker with over 20 years clinical experience working with children, teens and adults. I draw from evidence based therapies including Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) and Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT) and have training in Gottman's Couple's Therapy. I also have training in cultural safety and work from a trauma-informed perspective.
(867) 794-1046
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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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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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Julie Beth Mills
Pre-Licensed Professional, RPC-C
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
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.
(343) 429-6429
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Courtenay, BC V9N
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Tatiana Naomi Baron
Counsellor, MACP, RCC
Verified
Verified
Using a person-centered and strength-based approach, I help adults and youth develop the skills they need to live the life they desire. I aim to provide a culturally safe environment that is inclusive and trauma-informed. While my focus is on the here and now, I find it helpful to explore how an individual’s history has influenced their behaviours, thoughts, and beliefs. My practice is guided by my client. I am an ally of the LGBTQ2+S community.
(902) 710-3083
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Courtenay, BC V9N
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Becky Michaluk
Counsellor, MC, RCC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
I offer insight-based, experiential therapy for clients who want to get to the root of their problems by locating unconscious issues and traumas, and actively working with these in-session in a gentle, effective way. Many of my clients have already tried "analyzing" their way free from unhealthy mental states and behaviours, and have realized they need a more effective strategy. My clients learn how to manage their behaviours and emotions from a wise, self-regulated place. I also work with partners who want to deepen their communication and connection and gain freedom from negative patterns. All approaches are evidence based.
(778) 655-4239
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Courtenay, BC V9N
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Sara Turner
Counsellor, RTC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
We carry our life story within us. Each person has a unique collection of joys and triumphs, pleasures and pain that imprints their biology. These imprints, formed unconsciously, influence our feeling states, our decision making, self-esteem, and the way we see the world. They shape the way our nervous systems respond and adapt to challenges and change. The imprints that hold the most charge are often formed in childhood or in response to trauma, and they have the ability to create mental, emotional, and physical imbalance—to create a state of disregulation. However, we each possess the profound capacity for change.
(778) 760-2915
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Courtenay, BC V9N
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Vanessa Hitchcock
Counsellor, MEd, RCC
Verified
Verified
As a former international teacher in Egypt, China and Korea, I bring cultural humility and a deep appreciation for cultural diversity into my counselling practice. Additionally, my learning from Indigenous peoples has contributed to my understanding of a holistic model of health; the interconnectedness, and necessary balance, between physical, mental, emotional and spiritual aspects of one’s self.
(778) 608-3654
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Kate Pinsonneault
Counsellor, MACP, CIMH, RCC-ACS, CCTP
Verified
6 Endorsed
Verified
6 Endorsed
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.
(855) 982-1185
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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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Parenting Counsellors

What does therapy for parenting look like?

Therapists may work with parents individually, together, or include the whole family to find solutions for the problems a parent faces. Many parent-based therapies work on a parent’s relationship with their children, problem-solving within the family, and analysis of family dynamics. Therapy conducted remotely by video may be helpful in allowing a therapist to observe how families interact in their own homes.

When should a parent seek therapy?

When behavioral problems begin to disrupt the healthy functioning of a family, it may be a good time to look into therapy. If parents find that children are acting out in school, have started using drugs or alcohol, have developed eating disorders, or other similar red flags, a therapist may be able to help.

How long does therapy take for parenting problems?

Depending on the severity of a family’s challenges and the type of treatment utilized, therapy for parenting can last from weeks to months. Cognitive behavioral therapy is a pragmatic therapy type that can be brief, most often ranging from between 5 and 20 sessions. Structural family therapy, which inspects family dynamics, often takes several months. Parent-child interaction therapy is typically shorter-term, lasting between 10 and 20 sessions. For any therapy, the duration will depend on the progress made and results realized.

Can therapy help parents dealing with burnout or stress?

Parenting is difficult. Parents may dismiss or conceal feelings of exhaustion, overwhelm, or escape ideation—imagining withdrawing from their parental obligations altogether. but left unattended, these feelings can have negative effects on the whole family. A therapist can help parents work on the skills they might need to better cope with the burdens of parenting and help them be the best parents they can be.