Therapists in Kelowna, BC

Photo of Lauren Ashlee Wong-Esen, Counsellor in Kelowna, BC
Lauren Ashlee Wong-Esen
Counsellor, RTC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Kelowna, BC V1Y
Do you need help "untangling" your mind? Counselling can help! Let's work together and see just how transformative "talking" can be!
Do you need help "untangling" your mind? Counselling can help! Let's work together and see just how transformative "talking" can be!
(587) 905-5179 View (587) 905-5179
Photo of Brent Hayter, Counsellor in Kelowna, BC
Brent Hayter
Counsellor, MACP, BKin, BEd, RCC, CCC
Verified Verified
Kelowna, BC V1Y
Being of service to another human being and finding a way to help is a privilege I am grateful for whenever it is presented to me. My goal as a counsellor is to help my clients find a way to work through the challenges of life in a way that best suits who they are in a safe, non-judgmental and collaborative approach. You already have everything you need to be happy and overcome the obstacles life has put in your way. My job is to help you discover and develop those strengths.
Being of service to another human being and finding a way to help is a privilege I am grateful for whenever it is presented to me. My goal as a counsellor is to help my clients find a way to work through the challenges of life in a way that best suits who they are in a safe, non-judgmental and collaborative approach. You already have everything you need to be happy and overcome the obstacles life has put in your way. My job is to help you discover and develop those strengths.
(778) 484-9922 View (778) 484-9922
Photo of Angie Kleinfelder, Counsellor in Kelowna, BC
Angie Kleinfelder
Counsellor, MC, RCC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Kelowna, BC V1Y
I pride myself on meeting all clients – regardless of presenting problem, background or experience – where they are. Each and every individual is unique in who they are and what they bring to therapy, which will influence the dynamics of the therapeutic relationship.
I pride myself on meeting all clients – regardless of presenting problem, background or experience – where they are. Each and every individual is unique in who they are and what they bring to therapy, which will influence the dynamics of the therapeutic relationship.
(587) 817-0550 View (587) 817-0550
Photo of Ashley Phillips, Counsellor in Kelowna, BC
Ashley Phillips
Counsellor, MEd, CCC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Kelowna, BC V1Y
Waitlist for new clients
Life is filled with ups and downs. I can help you manage stress, anxiety, depression, eating disorders / disordered eating including binge eating, emotional / overeating, and unhealthy relationships with food, body image issues, and coping with chronic Illness.
Life is filled with ups and downs. I can help you manage stress, anxiety, depression, eating disorders / disordered eating including binge eating, emotional / overeating, and unhealthy relationships with food, body image issues, and coping with chronic Illness.
(855) 510-2175 View (855) 510-2175
Photo of Miroslava Djakov, Marriage & Family Therapist in Kelowna, BC
Miroslava Djakov
Marriage & Family Therapist, MMFT, RCC, RMFT
Verified Verified
Kelowna, BC V1Y
We are all trying our best in our relationships. Unfortunately, sometimes our past or present experiences prevents us to be the best we can be for our selves and our loved ones. This is where I come in. I am passionate about helping families overcome variety of issues, including mental health, relational and parenting challenges, so you can create loving home. When working with couples, I assure each partner is heard, supported, and loved in the way they need it. I will explore with you what gets in a way of your goals and together, we will create a plan that is achievable and that will create a lasting change you are hoping for.
We are all trying our best in our relationships. Unfortunately, sometimes our past or present experiences prevents us to be the best we can be for our selves and our loved ones. This is where I come in. I am passionate about helping families overcome variety of issues, including mental health, relational and parenting challenges, so you can create loving home. When working with couples, I assure each partner is heard, supported, and loved in the way they need it. I will explore with you what gets in a way of your goals and together, we will create a plan that is achievable and that will create a lasting change you are hoping for.
(604) 373-0584 View (604) 373-0584
Photo of Sarah Hunter, Counsellor in Kelowna, BC
Sarah Hunter
Counsellor, BA, MACP, RCC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Kelowna, BC V1W
Being human is turbulent, unpredictable, and often a lot more than we were prepared for. Break ups, job transition, life transition, school stress, interpersonal conflict, emotion management, my ideal client is motivated to self-reflect. Through care and deep compassion, I work to understand you, thoughtfully creating a safe space for your self-discovery. And together, we can locate your self-at-best, find resilience, improve emotional agility, and restore your adaptive functioning, where you are able to feel, deal, and heal in a way that honours who you are.
Being human is turbulent, unpredictable, and often a lot more than we were prepared for. Break ups, job transition, life transition, school stress, interpersonal conflict, emotion management, my ideal client is motivated to self-reflect. Through care and deep compassion, I work to understand you, thoughtfully creating a safe space for your self-discovery. And together, we can locate your self-at-best, find resilience, improve emotional agility, and restore your adaptive functioning, where you are able to feel, deal, and heal in a way that honours who you are.
(226) 782-0882 View (226) 782-0882
Photo of Janice Selbie, Counsellor in Kelowna, BC
Janice Selbie
Counsellor, RPC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Kelowna, BC V1W  (Online Only)
As a Registered Professional Counsellor and religious trauma recovery coach with a fundamentalist background, I help navigate the transition from religious to post-religious life. I understand the multiple losses that accompany religious deconversion: Community, purpose, identity, world view, employment (if clergy or missionary), and more. My clients come from a variety of authoritarian backgrounds including religious, political, and wellness. Together we explore the damage caused by indoctrination, developing a healthy & reality based worldview, creating a new identity, and how to build a healthy & supportive secular community.
As a Registered Professional Counsellor and religious trauma recovery coach with a fundamentalist background, I help navigate the transition from religious to post-religious life. I understand the multiple losses that accompany religious deconversion: Community, purpose, identity, world view, employment (if clergy or missionary), and more. My clients come from a variety of authoritarian backgrounds including religious, political, and wellness. Together we explore the damage caused by indoctrination, developing a healthy & reality based worldview, creating a new identity, and how to build a healthy & supportive secular community.
(647) 496-1429 View (647) 496-1429
Photo of Robbie Shaw, Counsellor in Kelowna, BC
Robbie Shaw
Counsellor, BA, MEd, RCC
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
Kelowna, BC V1W
I provide counselling for people seeking growth (e.g., athletic, professional, educational), struggling with mental health challenges (e.g., anxiety, addiction, depression), and/or managing difficult life experiences (e.g., family conflict, grief, serious illness/injury). My intention is to empower clients to make meaning of their past, cultivate personal insight, and develop the strength, strategies, and skills to overcome life’s challenges.
I provide counselling for people seeking growth (e.g., athletic, professional, educational), struggling with mental health challenges (e.g., anxiety, addiction, depression), and/or managing difficult life experiences (e.g., family conflict, grief, serious illness/injury). My intention is to empower clients to make meaning of their past, cultivate personal insight, and develop the strength, strategies, and skills to overcome life’s challenges.
(778) 760-1058 View (778) 760-1058
Photo of Helga V Illig in Kelowna, BC
Helga V Illig
BEd, MA, RCC
Verified Verified
Kelowna, BC V1Y
My client centered approach begins with "where you are at" in order to explore and pursue new perspectives on your life and circumstances. It's my goal to help you identify the issues that are challenging you and help you develop new strategies in your life and relationships.
My client centered approach begins with "where you are at" in order to explore and pursue new perspectives on your life and circumstances. It's my goal to help you identify the issues that are challenging you and help you develop new strategies in your life and relationships.
(249) 496-1303 View (249) 496-1303
Photo of Dolores Gooliaff, Registered Social Worker in Kelowna, BC
Dolores Gooliaff
Registered Social Worker, BSW, RSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Kelowna, BC V1Y
Dolores is passionate about working with individuals whom have experienced any form of trauma, intimate partner violence, sexual assault/abuse, workplace bullying, grief & loss, expected and unexpected life and health transitions. Dolores also enjoys working with couples experiencing difficulties in their relationships and is experienced in supporting couples through family and relationship challenges.
Dolores is passionate about working with individuals whom have experienced any form of trauma, intimate partner violence, sexual assault/abuse, workplace bullying, grief & loss, expected and unexpected life and health transitions. Dolores also enjoys working with couples experiencing difficulties in their relationships and is experienced in supporting couples through family and relationship challenges.
(778) 766-4514 View (778) 766-4514
Photo of Roger Wilson, Counsellor in Kelowna, BC
Roger Wilson
Counsellor, PsyD, RCC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Kelowna, BC V1Y
Clients present with a variety of concerns, needs, and goals. Most clients will be struggling with some concerns around anxiety and/or depression. I will meet with the client for a thorough history, identify priorities in what the clients wish to work on, and then collaboratively develop a treatment approach. I use grounding exercises with a focus on our somatic senses to help calm the client and understand their struggles. Clients are invited to share dreams with me, their beliefs and their values. Together, we work with to understand the beliefs and values. and how these "fit" into their life.
Clients present with a variety of concerns, needs, and goals. Most clients will be struggling with some concerns around anxiety and/or depression. I will meet with the client for a thorough history, identify priorities in what the clients wish to work on, and then collaboratively develop a treatment approach. I use grounding exercises with a focus on our somatic senses to help calm the client and understand their struggles. Clients are invited to share dreams with me, their beliefs and their values. Together, we work with to understand the beliefs and values. and how these "fit" into their life.
(365) 657-1005 View (365) 657-1005
Photo of Safe and Sound Therapeutics, Counsellor in Kelowna, BC
Safe and Sound Therapeutics
Counsellor, BSc, PDPP, MA, RCC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Kelowna, BC V1W
Safe & Sound uses empirically-based methods in supporting families and individuals with unique needs. We have several clinicians that can accommodate your needs and schedule. If you are looking for support, we have sliding scale options so that finances do not hinder you from getting what you need. Please call today and let's get started.
Safe & Sound uses empirically-based methods in supporting families and individuals with unique needs. We have several clinicians that can accommodate your needs and schedule. If you are looking for support, we have sliding scale options so that finances do not hinder you from getting what you need. Please call today and let's get started.
(365) 675-0674 View (365) 675-0674
Photo of Manroop Sohal, Counsellor in Kelowna, BC
Manroop Sohal
Counsellor, BSc, MACP, RCC, CCC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Kelowna, BC V1Y
I work with clients of all ages and backgrounds who are wanting to enhance their wellbeing by reflecting on and processing their past and present struggles. I implement a person-centered approach, holding each client as the expert of their own lives and experiences, ultimately supporting them while they discover, establish, and maintain resources for healing. We explore how your life experiences have shaped, and continue to influence, who you are today. I hope to help clients evolve, heal, and build meaningful lives.
I work with clients of all ages and backgrounds who are wanting to enhance their wellbeing by reflecting on and processing their past and present struggles. I implement a person-centered approach, holding each client as the expert of their own lives and experiences, ultimately supporting them while they discover, establish, and maintain resources for healing. We explore how your life experiences have shaped, and continue to influence, who you are today. I hope to help clients evolve, heal, and build meaningful lives.
(450) 634-1900 View (450) 634-1900
Photo of Chantale Elliott, Counsellor in Kelowna, BC
Chantale Elliott
Counsellor, RTC, CCATP
Verified Verified
6 Endorsed
Kelowna, BC V1Y
Do you struggle with anxiety, chronic illness, pain, or grief that affects your day-to-day life, relationships, and ability to find balance? Do you feel exhausted by the challenges of managing mental health or overwhelmed by the pressure to meet other's standards? Do you hope for a better, more integrated approach to your well-being? Now more than ever, individuals seeking a holistic approach to health and mental wellness are feeling uncertain about overcoming personal challenges. I believe that living better shouldn't be so hard, change is possible, and there's hope and answers.
Do you struggle with anxiety, chronic illness, pain, or grief that affects your day-to-day life, relationships, and ability to find balance? Do you feel exhausted by the challenges of managing mental health or overwhelmed by the pressure to meet other's standards? Do you hope for a better, more integrated approach to your well-being? Now more than ever, individuals seeking a holistic approach to health and mental wellness are feeling uncertain about overcoming personal challenges. I believe that living better shouldn't be so hard, change is possible, and there's hope and answers.
(604) 706-1907 View (604) 706-1907
Photo of Lachanda Manuel in Kelowna, BC
Lachanda Manuel
MSW, RSW, RCC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Kelowna, BC V1Y  (Online Only)
Weytk-p (Hello) I am an Indigenous Registered Social Worker (RSW) as well as a Registered Clinical Counsellor (RCC) passionate about helping the Indigenous population (17+). This is done by providing a safe space where trust is built, allowing you to be your authentic self. I offer virtual counseling to individuals across BC as well as in-person land-based healing in the milder months. I bring to session a down-to-earth approach that is rooted in trauma-informed thinking. Humanistic, relational, and person-centre approaches are also largely used in sessions.
Weytk-p (Hello) I am an Indigenous Registered Social Worker (RSW) as well as a Registered Clinical Counsellor (RCC) passionate about helping the Indigenous population (17+). This is done by providing a safe space where trust is built, allowing you to be your authentic self. I offer virtual counseling to individuals across BC as well as in-person land-based healing in the milder months. I bring to session a down-to-earth approach that is rooted in trauma-informed thinking. Humanistic, relational, and person-centre approaches are also largely used in sessions.
(587) 844-0901 View (587) 844-0901
Photo of Jessica Hughes, Counsellor in Kelowna, BC
Jessica Hughes
Counsellor, RPC, CEPC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Kelowna, BC V1P
Are you tired of being stuck? Tired of beating yourself up? Board with the same old strategies that don't work? Are you ready for change? Many people experience times in their lives when they begin to feel overwhelmed and have difficulty coping. Feelings of shame, fear, loneliness, anger and hurt can have us feeling trapped and like we will never be okay. Counselling can often help people to transition to a place of balance, where they are much better able to cope, and not feel as overwhelmed. Not only will they be better able to cope, they can develop strategies that can make their lives more manageable and balanced in the future.
Are you tired of being stuck? Tired of beating yourself up? Board with the same old strategies that don't work? Are you ready for change? Many people experience times in their lives when they begin to feel overwhelmed and have difficulty coping. Feelings of shame, fear, loneliness, anger and hurt can have us feeling trapped and like we will never be okay. Counselling can often help people to transition to a place of balance, where they are much better able to cope, and not feel as overwhelmed. Not only will they be better able to cope, they can develop strategies that can make their lives more manageable and balanced in the future.
(289) 216-5729 View (289) 216-5729
Photo of Jocelyn Carlson, Counsellor in Kelowna, BC
Jocelyn Carlson
Counsellor, MEd, , RCC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Kelowna, BC V1Y
Whether you are struggling with a mental health issue or simply want to achieve a more fulfilling life Jocelyn is here to help. She is compassionate, non-judgemental and experienced. She creates a comfortable space to support you to build inner strategies and become more attuned to your strengths within. If you or your child are struggling with anxiety, low mood or depression, going through a life transition or just feel generally dissatisfied in your life she can help. You will develop and achieve your personal goals and create a life that leaves you feeling excited and inspired.
Whether you are struggling with a mental health issue or simply want to achieve a more fulfilling life Jocelyn is here to help. She is compassionate, non-judgemental and experienced. She creates a comfortable space to support you to build inner strategies and become more attuned to your strengths within. If you or your child are struggling with anxiety, low mood or depression, going through a life transition or just feel generally dissatisfied in your life she can help. You will develop and achieve your personal goals and create a life that leaves you feeling excited and inspired.
(778) 401-9584 View (778) 401-9584
Photo of Sara Combs, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Kelowna, BC
Sara Combs
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, BA, MSW, RSW, CCPA
Verified Verified
6 Endorsed
Kelowna, BC V1Y
Sara provides client-centered counselling services for children, youth, adults, and couples. She offers an eclectic approach to counselling, utilizing different therapies that are personally suited for her clients based on their personalities and difficulties. It is her belief that all people have the ability to heal and make positive changes to their lives. With empathy and validation, she integrates skills within these sessions to create a safe, relaxed, and confidential environment. Sara’s main orientation of practice is Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Solution Focused Therapy, and Mindfulness. 
Sara provides client-centered counselling services for children, youth, adults, and couples. She offers an eclectic approach to counselling, utilizing different therapies that are personally suited for her clients based on their personalities and difficulties. It is her belief that all people have the ability to heal and make positive changes to their lives. With empathy and validation, she integrates skills within these sessions to create a safe, relaxed, and confidential environment. Sara’s main orientation of practice is Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Solution Focused Therapy, and Mindfulness. 
(778) 767-2370 View (778) 767-2370
Photo of Allison Crosby, Counsellor in Kelowna, BC
Allison Crosby
Counsellor, BA, MEd, RCC
Verified Verified
5 Endorsed
Kelowna, BC V1V
Not accepting new clients
I'm a warm and friendly Registered Clinical Counsellor who works with individual clients and couples. I will work with you to find solutions and coping strategies while also helping you to explore, process, and heal from the past.
I'm a warm and friendly Registered Clinical Counsellor who works with individual clients and couples. I will work with you to find solutions and coping strategies while also helping you to explore, process, and heal from the past.
(855) 982-1290 View (855) 982-1290
Photo of Heather Cameron in Kelowna, BC
Heather Cameron
MTC
Verified Verified
Kelowna, BC V1Y
Sex doesn't have to be a chore. Is it just another thing to scratch off your daily list? Is it run of the mill, get it done and move on? Or is it a straight up “don't touch me, I don’t have time for this crap?”. However your partner keeps saying that sex needs to be a priority in your relationship, or they'll be forced to leave. Or they would like to explore an open relationship. Lingerie, sex toys and endless research hasn’t changed anything and in fact you feel worse than you did before. You still lack any connection and safety in your relationship, which is really what you want, (other than an equal workload).
Sex doesn't have to be a chore. Is it just another thing to scratch off your daily list? Is it run of the mill, get it done and move on? Or is it a straight up “don't touch me, I don’t have time for this crap?”. However your partner keeps saying that sex needs to be a priority in your relationship, or they'll be forced to leave. Or they would like to explore an open relationship. Lingerie, sex toys and endless research hasn’t changed anything and in fact you feel worse than you did before. You still lack any connection and safety in your relationship, which is really what you want, (other than an equal workload).
(709) 910-6841 View (709) 910-6841

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Number of Counsellors in Kelowna, BC

400+

Average cost per session

$145

Counsellors in Kelowna, BC who prioritize treating:

91% Anxiety
83% Depression
80% Relationship Issues
78% Self Esteem
77% Stress
70% Coping Skills
67% Life Transitions

Average years in practice

9 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

48% Green Shield Canada
48% SunLife
47% Pacific Blue Cross

How Counsellors in Kelowna, BC see their clients

76% In Person and Online
24% Online Only

Gender breakdown

84% Female
15% Male
1% Non-Binary
FAQs - About Therapy and Counselling

How can I find a therapist in Kelowna?

Search for nearby therapists or counsellors by inputting your city, postal code, or a provider’s name into the search bar. From there, you can filter providers by the issues they treat, cost, insurance, gender, and other factors to find providers who are well-suited to your needs. To navigate between locations within the same country, enter a new city or postal code into the search bar.

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Is everyone in the Psychology Today Therapy Directory a licensed therapist?

Most Counsellors and Psychotherapists listed in the directory are certified by one of the main professional associations, mainly the Canadian Counselling and Psychotherapy Association (CCPA), and will have a Certified Canadian Counsellor (CCC) designation with their name. Social Workers listed in the directory must be registered members of the college specific to their province. To be listed in the directory, Psychologists must be registered with the psychological college specific to their province or territory.

Providers whose professional membership or primary credential has been verified by Psychology Today are signified by a “Verified” symbol. Given the considerable variation in professional regulation and prerequisites across Canadian provinces, some providers may possess significant professional qualifications without necessarily holding professional memberships or being obliged to acquire them. As a result, they may be selectively included without the "Verified" seal.

What’s the difference between a psychologist, a therapist, and a counsellor?

Psychologists, counsellors, psychotherapists and social workers can all provide counselling or talking therapy and have credentials and supervised, practical experience that enable them to do so in Canada.

Psychologists have a master's and/or doctoral degree and have passed both written and oral exams. Psychologists are able to complete mental health assessments and provide diagnostic information to clients as well as provide counselling therapy or psychotherapy. Counsellors and psychotherapists are expected to have a master's or doctoral degree in counselling psychology, social work, or a related mental health discipline and certification by a professional association, such as the Canadian Counselling and Psychotherapy Association. Registered Social Workers possess a Bachelor's or Master's degree in Social Work and where possible must be licensed or certified by the provincial government and/or regulatory college.

What type of therapy is right for me?

The type of therapy best suited to a particular individual depends on several factors, including their primary reason for seeking therapy, their preferred timeline (some therapy types last for a set number of sessions, while others are open-ended), and their personality and preferences—some may prefer a more structured approach. For many individuals, multiple types of therapy could provide a good fit.

How much does therapy cost?

The cost of therapy depends on a number of variables, including location and the therapist’s experience and training. On average, the cost of a therapy session in Canada could be between $100 and $200. If you have insurance, the expense of mental health care is typically lower, but it varies based on your insurance plan details and whether you choose an in-network or out-of-network mental healthcare provider.

What are more affordable or low cost therapy solutions?

Many therapists offer sliding scale payments, usually on a limited number of slots, which consists in an agreement between the therapist and a client to pay a reduced rate. Therapists who provide such arrangements often consider the client's income or ability to pay, but the extent of the discount is ultimately at the therapist's discretion. Furthermore, while group therapy may have different goals and benefits compared to individual therapy, it can be a more affordable solution to address certain types of issues.

If you are struggling to access therapy due to budget constraints, you could also consider public funded mental health services. Some types of outpatient mental health services are covered by Medicare, provided these are performed by a licensed mental health professional in the provinces or territory you reside in and who accepts the assignment.

Is online therapy cheaper than in-person therapy?

Many therapists charge the same amount for online therapy as they do for in-person therapy—though clients may still find this cost-effective if it cuts down on their transportation costs. Health insurance plans often offer equivalent coverage for online and in-person therapy; indeed, in many places, they are legally required to do so. Text-based or on-demand therapy apps may be cheaper than traditional one-on-one psychotherapy; however, the practice may be less effective and is not likely to be covered by insurance.

Is online therapy a good option?

Therapy conducted online can be just as effective as in-person therapy, as long as there is a strong alliance between the client and the therapist. To find a therapist who provides telehealth services to clients in your area, click “Online Therapy” on the directory homepage and search by your city or town or your postal code.

Are therapy sessions confidential?

Professionals licensed by regulatory colleges and those certified by associations such as the Canadian Counselling and Psychotherapy Association are obligated to uphold client confidentiality unless there is a legal reason that requires them to disclose information. Confidentiality is a crucial part of the therapeutic relationship and only under specific circumstances, such as when there is the potential or known harm to the client or others, or a court order, will a therapist be obligated to break the agreement. These exceptions to the confidentiality agreement are usually discussed during the initial consultation.