Trauma Focused Therapists in Courtenay, BC

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Jessie Turner
Counsellor, RTC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
Life is immense. The range of experiences we encounter— the trials that we endure— are both collective and personal. While some of what touches us will inspire and empower, other things will block and hinder. Finding our way through difficult times often requires us to forge a new and unfamiliar path; to cultivate our capacity to meet the unknown with curiosity, creativity, and compassion. The way I work creates change as a felt, lived experience rather than just a cognitive one. This allows for embodied learning, which in turn, encourages a greater potential for sustainable change and stability.
(604) 373-4779
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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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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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Nicole Burgess
Counsellor, MACP, MTA, RCC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
Through a caring, respectful and collaborative relationship we will work together to rediscover and develop strengths and resiliency as you work towards your goals. I hold a strong belief in our innate wholeness as individuals. It is only the twists and turns of life’s path that sometimes makes this wholeness difficult to see. I hold a Masters degree in counselling psychology and am a Registered Clinical Counsellor (RCC). In addition, I am an accredited music therapist with the Canadian Music Therapy Association.
(778) 949-3067
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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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Jen Burt, Counselling & Art Therapy
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MEd, DVATI, RSW
Verified
Verified
Jen is taking the stigma out of mental health, being creative and having fun. Confidential, safe, no lotus flowers. Offering Counselling or professional Art Therapy to: adults, couples, youth, children (6 yrs +), clinical supervision and other services. With over 20 years experience ( how does she look so young? ), Jen is accomplished and multi award winning. Click on photos below to get a sense if she would be a good fit for you.
(855) 702-4984
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Courtenay, BC V9N
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Tanya Helle
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW , RSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
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.
(778) 770-5417
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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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Erica Briggs
MSW, RSW
Verified
Verified
A strong believer in holistic health and fitness as a path to optimum wellness, Erica brings a calm and grounded presence to her work. She is passionate about supporting her clients to navigate life challenges, make desired changes and understand how they can be instrumental in their own healing and growth. Erica's background working in both public service and community agencies has provided her with a broad range of skills including facilitation and psycho-education in self-awareness, emotions management, and healthy relationships.
(778) 400-7890
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Courtenay, BC V9N
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Rebeca Padilla
Counsellor, MEd, RCC
Verified
Verified
I am a Registered Clinical Counsellor, RCC 1509 who specializes in EMDR & Somatic Therapy. I hold a Masters in Counselling Psychology from the University of British Columbia and has 14 years of experience working in mental health, wellness and embodiment practices. The counselling relationship is so important, and I strive to create a warm, trusting, honest, and dedicated relational space. I truly believe my clients are the experts of their own lives, and what guides my work is the understanding that each individual has an innate ability to self regulate, heal, and feel worthy of experiencing life at its fullest.
(226) 790-0106
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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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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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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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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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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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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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Carruthers Counselling & Consulting
Counsellor, BA, MA, RCC
Verified
2 Endorsed
Verified
2 Endorsed
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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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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Nina Fleming
Counsellor, MEd, RCC
Verified
Verified
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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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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What type of mental health professional is right for me?
While most types of therapy have a lot in common, they also fall into clusters that share core features, such as cognitive therapies or psychodynamic approaches. It is important to seek someone who practices evidence-based therapy, meaning one or more forms of treatment that have been scientifically evaluated and tested, and demonstrate consistent improvement for a majority of patients.

If you are unsure about choosing the right therapist, psychologist, or counsellor, it might be useful to first learn more about therapy types and modalities.

How to find a therapist or counsellor in Courtenay?
When looking to find a therapist, start by considering training and credentials. Studies also indicate that the therapeutic alliance, or the relationship the client develops with the therapist, is an important factor in their ability to work together to achieve the client’s goals.

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.

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