LGBTQ+ Affirming Therapists in Fernie, BC

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Fernie Counselling & Consulting
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, RSW, RPT, CPT, EMDR
Verified
At Fernie Counselling & Consulting, we can make a difference. We specialize in child & family care. Our team includes co- therapists who assist with the children’s play therapy. They include a ventriloquist turtle puppet named Herman & 2 loving service dogs, Betsy and Lucy whom the children come to love. This gang helps to create a safe, secure & magical playroom. Adults & teens are invited into a separate warm & welcoming office. Surely one of the members or our team can creatively help you with your struggles and challenges to overcome hurdles, achieve your optimal mental health, and inspire you to soar!
(807) 787-0765 
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Fernie, BC V0B
Offers online therapy
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Francesca Ter Poorten
Counsellor, MCC, RCC, EMDR, EYRT
Verified
For me, counselling is about discovering tools that will help you to heal and develop better relationships with yourself and others by letting go of anxiety, depression, and stress. Let me guide you in new ways to be in healthy relationships and align with the life that you envision for yourself and/or your loved ones. The first step in any growth is self-awareness, our sessions together will help guide you to learn how to become self-aware in all situations and how to process daily events that may be significant in life, or may only seem to be significant due to your current outlook.
(819) 410-5021 
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Fernie, BC V0B
Offers online therapy
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Flow Psychology
Psychologist, BA, MSc
Verified
Each one of us will struggle at some point in our lives, but these are particularly challenging times for many us. With lockdown, stress, anxiety, and depression are increasing, as are unhelpful coping strategies. Relationships are being tested. Many of my clients are seeking to feel calm and experience more emotional balance. Others are deciding that now is a good time to start the healing process from a past traumatic experience. Another common goal for clients is to start living in line with their values, or what they truly want in life.
(581) 333-4610 
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Fernie, BC V0B
Offers online therapy
Waitlist for new clients
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Be The Change Counselling
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, BSW, MSW, RSW
Verified
'Challenge brings change". Easy to say, yet difficult to do. Victor Frankl wrote, "when we are no longer able to change a situation, we are challenged to change ourselves", (Man's Search for Meaning, 1946). When we find ourselves in difficult situations, we have choice - remain in the pain, or seek support to move through. I know life's greatest challenges have brought incredible change to my life, but it hasn't been easy. You don't need to face challenge and change alone.
(778) 720-5570 
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Fernie, BC V0B
Not accepting new clients
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Joanna Copeland-Butt
Counsellor, MOC, RCC
Verified
Taking New Adult Clients. You are stressed, anxious or have trauma but you don't want to burden others or you are afraid they will judge you. You feel guilty about taking time for yourself. You may be angry and frustrated with yourself or someone else. You want a safe space to talk without watching what you say, feeling blamed or told you are wrong. You need validation, support and want to change. I help adult clients understand their mild/moderate anxiety, depression, stress and trauma then learn simple and effective tools to cope better. Find confidence to set boundaries that help you feel strong, in control and create change.
(778) 767-2263 
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Fernie, BC V0B
Offers online therapy
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Angela Kemperman
Counsellor, MA, RCC
Verified
We all experience pain, joy, suffering, and growth in our lives, and a lot of it happens in relationships. I believe that the counselling relationship can be very powerful in giving us opportunities to experience healing and growth. As a counsellor, I aim to provide you with acceptance, support, and understanding in order to help you work toward better mental health and well-being. I am a Registered Clinical Counsellor, and I have experience with a wide range of clients from working at Child and Youth Mental Health, Community Services, and private practice. I work with children, adolescents, adults, families, parents, and couples.
(778) 764-2375 
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Fernie, BC V0B
Offers online therapy
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Fisher Peak Counselling
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, BA, MSW, RSW
Verified
I am an EMDR trained, general practitioner who works with individuals, youth, families, couples, and staff teams. I assist clients to work through a variety of life events and mental health concerns including depression, anxiety, substance use, grief, conflict resolution, communication, gender identity and sexual orientation, trauma, employment, education, critical incident stress debriefing and more.
(778) 762-3590 
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Fernie, BC V0B
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Axel McGown
Registered Therapeutic Counselor - Candidate, RTCc
Verified
As a queer and nonbinary person, I’m is committed to affirming experiences and identities that are traditionally marginalized, and my counselling work is grounded in an understanding of how systems of oppression impact our lives and the challenges we face.
Are things feeling like a lot right now? It's tough out there. Whether you're struggling in your relationships, wondering what the heck a boundary is and how to create them, needing ways to cope with a really intense world, or wanting to trace a frustrating pattern and find new ways forward, you deserve support. I work with folks who are feeling stuck or overwhelmed to build resilience and choice. Using a somatic, attachment-based approach, I aim to create a space of care and acceptance for folks to name and feel feelings, map out unhelpful patterns, and practice new ways of navigating life’s challenges.
(431) 430-4118 
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Nelson, BC V1L
Offers online therapy
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Sawah Danniels
Counsellor, MA, CCC
Verified
*** ACCEPTING NEW CLIENTS*** My passion is working with clients who are neurodivergent, ethically non monogamous (long term or just starting to explore it -) from swinging to relationship anarchists, and or LGBTQ identified. I work with clients who desire support in understanding themselves better, healing from past hurts, exploring new or shifting relational dynamics, and striving to live their best life as their authentic self. I believe that empathy and understanding are foundational to growth and healing and therefore work to meet you where you're at with the tools you possess.
(343) 309-9206 
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Nelson, BC V1L
Offers online therapy
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Aspen Winds Counselling
Counsellor, RCC, MACP, HBA
Verified
Everyone at some point in their lives encounters difficult experiences and I believe everyone can benefit from a non-partial witness to the difficulties life brings. I specialize in issues surrounding depression and anxiety as well as trauma and abuse using mindfulness and somatic-based approaches. I endeavour to collaborate with clients through deep listening, compassionate reflection and evidence based practices to help you shift your responses and make choices to help yourself heal.
(289) 536-4029 
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Nelson, BC V1L
Offers online therapy
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Liz Babcock
Counsellor, RTC, RYT
Verified
I am Registered Therapeutic Counsellor with The Association of Cooperative Counselling Therapist of Canada as well as an experienced Body Centred Therapist. I offer a person-centred, strength based and trauma informed approach to counselling. You might be struggling with anxiety, depression, loss of direction, grief, relationship issues or other transitions in life that inspired your search for support. Gaining the ability to view yourself with compassion, acceptance and a renewed sense of peace is possible. It is only in the dark that we can see the light and I hope to assist you here, just where you are.
(705) 710-2201 
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Nelson, BC V1L
Offers online therapy
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Dr. David Hersh - Hersh Ctr for Sexual Wellness
EdD, LMFT, CST, ABS, FAACS
My specialty is Human Sexuality. I'm a Certified Sex Therapist, Psychotherapist and am a retired Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT). I have 40+ years experience. I was trained, mentored and supervised by Dr. Wardell Pomeroy of the Kinsey Institute. I help my patients achieve their greatest sexual and relationship potential, beyond diagnosis and treatment of their concerns, to reach the most exciting levels of an intimate relationship. I see many patients online. It is efficient and effective, and it permits the intimacy and immediacy of an in-office consultation, from the comfort of your home or office.
(250) 352-0151 
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Nelson, BC V1L
Offers online therapy
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Siarra Layla Sens
Pre-Licensed Professional, MA
Verified
Using a depth-psychodynamic approach, I work primarily with individuals-and couples-who are curious, courageous, and committed to a long-term relationship with me and a deep exploration of one’s inner and outer worlds. Sessions may consist of: exploring your childhood patterns, relationships and attachment styles; analyzing dreams; inner child and shadow work; strengthening your trust in your inner knowing and understanding your Self; coaching around manifesting your life goals; somatic and mindfulness exercises; and compassionate confrontation around where you are stuck in your growth or blocking the progress of your healing.
(778) 717-3192 
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Nelson, BC V1L
Offers online therapy
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Sandy Maclean MA Rcc
Counsellor, BSc, MA, RCC
Verified
I am a Clinical Counsellor (BCACC) working in person and online helping couples and individuals with: relationship issues, trauma, anxiety, depression, addictions, eating disorders and chronic pain. I have been in practice for 16 years with extensive training and experience in: Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Somatic Experiencing, Emotionally Focused Therapy, EMDR, Mindfulness and Addictions Recovery. I help people resolve problems with thoughts, emotions, reactions and habits. I am launching a relationship course for couples to work through from home (with live support) to turn things around when difficulty starts before therapy.
(866) 939-0274 
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Nelson, BC V1L
Offers online therapy
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Carly Lauder
Counsellor, RTC, RST
Verified
Life can be challenging, stretching us beyond what we believe we are capable of sustaining. We can often feel stuck, not knowing how to break free from unhelpful patterns, or not able to cope with the intensity of the feelings we are experiencing. The good news is that you don’t have to do it alone. I offer a safe place to land and support for whatever you are going through. Together, through reflection and exploration, we can bring compassionate awareness and a deepening understanding to your experience and work together to create the changes you are seeking.
(431) 244-4988 
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Nelson, BC V1L
Offers online therapy
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Susan Vanderwerff
Counsellor, MA, RCC
Verified
*I am currently accepting new video/telephone clients.* If you have found yourself reading this page, then you have successfully admitted to yourself that you may need some help. That is a very good first step towards feeling better. It is so important to find yourself a ‘good fit’ for this type of work. For this reason, I am offering a complimentary 15 minute telephone or video introduction to my services. This will allow you to interview me as a means to make the right decision for you. Generally, my goal is to provide you with an empathetic, compassionate ear in order to provide you with tools that you can work with on your own.
(778) 771-4267 
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Cranbrook, BC V1C
Offers online therapy
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Gabriel Keczan Coaching & Therapy
Art Therapist, RTC, DKATI
I help men stop lying and start leading. I mostly serve men who are future-focussed, ready to invest in growth and willing to step into self-leadership. We confront the deeper truth, to address the obstacles and reverse engineer the lies & false belief's about the self. I work with mythic imagination & accountability to inspire personal growth & transformation. I see couples and teach the importance of sexual polarity, presence & healthy attachments. My focus is on purpose alignment, courage, expanding personal power & personal freedom, transforming anger into powerful leadership, turning fear into fuel & spiritual evolution.
(778) 762-3280 
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Nelson, BC V1L
Offers online therapy
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Shannon M Murphy
Counsellor, MA, RCC
Verified
As we collaborate, I offer engaged, competent support to make lasting changes within a reasonable time frame, whether you are in acute distress or simply want to move towards a more rich and fulfilling life. Counselling sessions will be co–created with you and tailored to your needs. I offer you a healing experience that is sensitive to your strengths as well as your pain. Entering into counselling is an act of courage as it takes commitment to create a healthy life and to integrate difficult experiences. I am trained in a variety of modalities such as Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Somatic Therapies and Hypnotherapy.
(778) 765-8144 
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Nelson, BC V1L
Offers online therapy
Waitlist for new clients
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Christina Clapperton
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MEd, MSW, RSW, EMDR
Verified
I believe that all human beings have a remarkable ability to grow and change. Some clients come to me with a great deal of depression or hopelessness about their lives without the insight as to how they can be helped. I use a strengths-based approach as I listen to their stories to find the hope, possibilities, and resiliencies that coexist alongside suffering and insecurities. All therapies are evidenced-based and trauma informed.
(778) 767-0910 
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Nelson, BC V1L
Offers online therapy
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Lore McLaren
Counsellor, MTC, RTC
Verified
I offer compassion, skill, and deep presence to support you to expand your awareness and understanding of your self, your relationships, your past, your present and your paths forward. We work collaboratively to strengthen your coping, self care and thriving practices, and to process, digest and integrate your life experiences. You determine the choices, decisions and changes that are right for you. I bring empathy, creativity, attunement and years of experience to the process of supporting the emergence of clarity, insight, and resolve to ultimately serve your deepest well-being and your most authentic self.
(778) 901-6247 
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Kaslo, BC V0G
Offers online therapy

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LGBTQ+ Counsellors
These therapists specialize in providing supportive, LGBTQ-affirming counselling in Fernie. Many offer personal insights as gay, lesbian, bisexual or transgender therapists themselves. Others are allies of the LGBTQIA community with specialized training and experience working with LGBTQ+ clients. All have chosen to include the LGBTQIA community as an area of specialization and client focus.