Therapists in Merritt, BC

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Trish Rainville
RTC, HTP
Verified Verified
Merritt, BC V1K
I provide person-centered support allowing for unique healing and empowerment. I value honouring a person’s journey enabling them to be central to their inherent healing capacity. I believe we hold the key to our own solutions and am honoured to help facilitate discovery, transformation and reclamation of self.
I provide person-centered support allowing for unique healing and empowerment. I value honouring a person’s journey enabling them to be central to their inherent healing capacity. I believe we hold the key to our own solutions and am honoured to help facilitate discovery, transformation and reclamation of self.
(581) 221-5385 View (581) 221-5385
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Marcia J Cooper
Counsellor, BEd, MEd, CCC
Verified Verified
Merritt, BC V1K  (Online Only)
Loss is something we all encounter at some point in our lives, and grief is our natural response when we have to say goodbye to something or someone we hold dear. The depth of our sadness reflects just how much we cared and were attached to what we lost. Sometimes, this sorrow can be so overwhelming that it becomes challenging to concentrate on anything else. It's worth noting that in many societies, we don't talk much about death, which leaves us unsure about how to handle grief—a part of life that never really goes away. Like an emotional rollercoaster; it takes us through a process of change that is difficult to navigate.
Loss is something we all encounter at some point in our lives, and grief is our natural response when we have to say goodbye to something or someone we hold dear. The depth of our sadness reflects just how much we cared and were attached to what we lost. Sometimes, this sorrow can be so overwhelming that it becomes challenging to concentrate on anything else. It's worth noting that in many societies, we don't talk much about death, which leaves us unsure about how to handle grief—a part of life that never really goes away. Like an emotional rollercoaster; it takes us through a process of change that is difficult to navigate.
(778) 771-4842 View (778) 771-4842
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Kiya Giesbrecht
Counsellor, MACP, RCC, BKin
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Merritt, BC V1K
Kiya has a passion for working with children, youth and young adults in conjunction with their families. She is welcoming to all and supports LGBTQIA2S+ with a person-centred approach & curiosity. She specializes in trauma and crisis intervention for high-risk youth & families, including suicide intervention and rebuilding hope. Working with parents and their children/adolescents, Kiya facilitates a safe environment for scary conversations, often utilizing an emotion-focused model. Kiya practices from a trauma-informed lens to create a safe space that holds room for insecurities, empathy & compassion.
Kiya has a passion for working with children, youth and young adults in conjunction with their families. She is welcoming to all and supports LGBTQIA2S+ with a person-centred approach & curiosity. She specializes in trauma and crisis intervention for high-risk youth & families, including suicide intervention and rebuilding hope. Working with parents and their children/adolescents, Kiya facilitates a safe environment for scary conversations, often utilizing an emotion-focused model. Kiya practices from a trauma-informed lens to create a safe space that holds room for insecurities, empathy & compassion.
(873) 371-3629 View (873) 371-3629
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Mountainside Counselling & Family Wellness
Counsellor, RTC, RPC-C
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Merritt, BC V1K  (Online Only)
Life has taught me to never underestimate people, and that everyone has unique needs when it comes to healing, because we all have unique identities and ways of functioning.
Life has taught me to never underestimate people, and that everyone has unique needs when it comes to healing, because we all have unique identities and ways of functioning.
(825) 501-2069 View (825) 501-2069
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Healing Spaces
Counsellor, RCC, MACP, MAL
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Merritt, BC V1K
We believe counselling is about being open and willing about exploring that which is negatively impacting your life. Facing challenges and difficulties takes courage and a belief that something could be different and even, perhaps, better. I aim to create a warm and welcoming space. Here, you are invited to explore your current situation with a focus on how to create a brighter tomorrow. We believe each person has a sense of what is helpful. Personalizing each session, we collaboratively create a plan to move you through this challenge and to a tomorrow with greater freedom. We offer reduced rate counselling with our MACP candidate.
We believe counselling is about being open and willing about exploring that which is negatively impacting your life. Facing challenges and difficulties takes courage and a belief that something could be different and even, perhaps, better. I aim to create a warm and welcoming space. Here, you are invited to explore your current situation with a focus on how to create a brighter tomorrow. We believe each person has a sense of what is helpful. Personalizing each session, we collaboratively create a plan to move you through this challenge and to a tomorrow with greater freedom. We offer reduced rate counselling with our MACP candidate.
(877) 325-7484 View (877) 325-7484
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Magdalena Tornyai
Counsellor, MA, MEd, RCC, CCC
Verified Verified
Merritt, BC V1K
Welcome to Safe Have Holistic Counselling – My name is Magdalena. Through Safe Haven, I will provide you with a range of options and modalities to help you heal and find ways to be happy, content, and free from whatever hurt and pain you are carrying with you at this time. So many people struggle through life on their own. Maybe you’re here because you’re feeling depressed, anxious and insecure – maybe you feel stuck in life and don’t know how to move forward. Perhaps you are here because you are struggling in your relationships, or you feel alone as you move through life. Let me be your Safe Haven.
Welcome to Safe Have Holistic Counselling – My name is Magdalena. Through Safe Haven, I will provide you with a range of options and modalities to help you heal and find ways to be happy, content, and free from whatever hurt and pain you are carrying with you at this time. So many people struggle through life on their own. Maybe you’re here because you’re feeling depressed, anxious and insecure – maybe you feel stuck in life and don’t know how to move forward. Perhaps you are here because you are struggling in your relationships, or you feel alone as you move through life. Let me be your Safe Haven.
(855) 775-6809 View (855) 775-6809
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Joyce A Clarke
Counsellor, BA, MEd, RCC, CCC, CST
Verified Verified
Merritt, BC V1K
As your therapist I offer nonjudgmental support to individuals, couples, and families who are having difficulty coping with life's transitions and relationships: Family, partners, relationships and the workplace. I have over 20 years of experience and professional training to address a range of concerns from premarital therapy and sexuality, to amicable ending of relationships and co-parenting. I use a variety of methods to meet the needs of individuals and couples including Cognitive Behaviour Therapy, Gottman Couples Therapy and Developmental Couples Therapy.
As your therapist I offer nonjudgmental support to individuals, couples, and families who are having difficulty coping with life's transitions and relationships: Family, partners, relationships and the workplace. I have over 20 years of experience and professional training to address a range of concerns from premarital therapy and sexuality, to amicable ending of relationships and co-parenting. I use a variety of methods to meet the needs of individuals and couples including Cognitive Behaviour Therapy, Gottman Couples Therapy and Developmental Couples Therapy.
(778) 864-5816 View (778) 864-5816
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Robb Dolson
Counsellor, BA, BEd, MEd, CCC, RCC
Verified Verified
6 Endorsed
Merritt, BC V1K
I focus my clinical practice on couples & marriage counselling as well as teens & adults experiencing depression, anxiety or other challenges with their mental health. I specialize in completing Views of the Child Reports for parents and the courts. I also specialize in working with families that are experiencing conflict in relationships in the home/school. I have almost 20 years of experience working with teens/youth and adults who have experienced multiple barriers and face situations of oppression and risk.
I focus my clinical practice on couples & marriage counselling as well as teens & adults experiencing depression, anxiety or other challenges with their mental health. I specialize in completing Views of the Child Reports for parents and the courts. I also specialize in working with families that are experiencing conflict in relationships in the home/school. I have almost 20 years of experience working with teens/youth and adults who have experienced multiple barriers and face situations of oppression and risk.
(250) 319-0101 View (250) 319-0101
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Lorna Williams
Counsellor, BPE, BEd, MA, RCC
Verified Verified
Merritt, BC V1K
I am a Registered Clinical Counsellor with a licensed private practice based in Kamloops, B.C., offering counselling services for youth, adults, couples and families. Areas of practice include, marital/relationship difficulties (communication and trust), relationship therapy for families, parenting concerns, life transitions, anxiety/panic disorder, trauma, depression, substance use, disturbing thoughts, and adolescence concerns of self-harm, peer relations, sexuality, self-esteem and parent/teen conflict.
I am a Registered Clinical Counsellor with a licensed private practice based in Kamloops, B.C., offering counselling services for youth, adults, couples and families. Areas of practice include, marital/relationship difficulties (communication and trust), relationship therapy for families, parenting concerns, life transitions, anxiety/panic disorder, trauma, depression, substance use, disturbing thoughts, and adolescence concerns of self-harm, peer relations, sexuality, self-esteem and parent/teen conflict.
(877) 470-7951 View (877) 470-7951
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Sandip Sadhra
Counsellor, BA, BEd, MEd, RCC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Merritt, BC V1K
I am dedicated to helping couples and individuals improve their relationships and overall well-being. I have extensive experience in working with couples to navigate challenging times, overcome obstacles, and create a stronger, more fulfilling bond. My services include individual counselling for those seeking to improve their relationship skills and communication, as well as couples counselling for those who want to work on their relationship together. I also offer premarital counselling for those who are engaged or considering marriage, to help them build a strong foundation for their future together.
I am dedicated to helping couples and individuals improve their relationships and overall well-being. I have extensive experience in working with couples to navigate challenging times, overcome obstacles, and create a stronger, more fulfilling bond. My services include individual counselling for those seeking to improve their relationship skills and communication, as well as couples counselling for those who want to work on their relationship together. I also offer premarital counselling for those who are engaged or considering marriage, to help them build a strong foundation for their future together.
(778) 257-0480 View (778) 257-0480
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Anita Berg-Pratt
Counsellor, BComm, BEd, MEd, MC, CCC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Merritt, BC V1K
I believe in creating balance between the physical, emotional, mental, social, and spiritual elements that define who we are. I value an integrative approach to counselling with a strong foundation built on humanistic, family of origin and client-centered principles. In practice this means my energy is directed toward building a relationship based on empathy, positive regard, and genuineness. These are necessary elements in the change process. My aim is to always provide an environment where clients feel safe, respected, and valued. Only then does positive personal growth begin.
I believe in creating balance between the physical, emotional, mental, social, and spiritual elements that define who we are. I value an integrative approach to counselling with a strong foundation built on humanistic, family of origin and client-centered principles. In practice this means my energy is directed toward building a relationship based on empathy, positive regard, and genuineness. These are necessary elements in the change process. My aim is to always provide an environment where clients feel safe, respected, and valued. Only then does positive personal growth begin.
(855) 977-0869 View (855) 977-0869
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Cole Levitt
Counsellor, BEd, MEd, CCC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Merritt, BC V1K
The concentration of my practice is working with families who are experiencing conflict, difficult emotions, and/or concerning behaviours. How should we react or respond? What can we do to help and support? How do we make sense of these big emotions and behaviours? I work with individuals and families through a systemic approach that strives to develop understanding and provide concrete tools and strategies for making change. I am flexible in my ability to offer individual, couple, and family sessions.
The concentration of my practice is working with families who are experiencing conflict, difficult emotions, and/or concerning behaviours. How should we react or respond? What can we do to help and support? How do we make sense of these big emotions and behaviours? I work with individuals and families through a systemic approach that strives to develop understanding and provide concrete tools and strategies for making change. I am flexible in my ability to offer individual, couple, and family sessions.
(888) 369-2878 View (888) 369-2878
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Dennis Paget
Counsellor, MPCC, RPC, MTC, RTC
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Merritt, BC V1K
I am a relationship and marriage counselling specialist. I know you want to feel better so I ensure your results are maximized by using the latest clinically proven therapies and measurements. Progress is monitored and, where necessary, adjustments are made so that you obtain the most effective outcomes. I provide you with an interactive confidential relationship where we both work to understand and resolve concerns at your pace. Using current therapies and monitoring progress ensures you receive the optimum from our relationship. In addition, free periodic follow up for 1 year helps to cement that progress and reduce relapse.
I am a relationship and marriage counselling specialist. I know you want to feel better so I ensure your results are maximized by using the latest clinically proven therapies and measurements. Progress is monitored and, where necessary, adjustments are made so that you obtain the most effective outcomes. I provide you with an interactive confidential relationship where we both work to understand and resolve concerns at your pace. Using current therapies and monitoring progress ensures you receive the optimum from our relationship. In addition, free periodic follow up for 1 year helps to cement that progress and reduce relapse.
(855) 790-8639 View (855) 790-8639
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Greg Scriver
BEd, MEd, (Psych)
Verified Verified
Merritt, BC V1K
I am an optimistic, positive, energy based counsellor who believes that you have the best solutions to your own identified life challenges---my role as a professional therapist is to assist you in exploring and better understanding those issues and assisting you in developing viable options and choices for positive change. I would be happy to assist you in your journey by employing numerous therapies that I feel would empower you to attain that positive change. I have more than 20 years experience specializing in CBT, marriage/couple counselling, depression, anxiety, stress, PTSD & trauma, EMDR, grief & loss, pain management and addictions (alcohol, drugs and gaming)
I am an optimistic, positive, energy based counsellor who believes that you have the best solutions to your own identified life challenges---my role as a professional therapist is to assist you in exploring and better understanding those issues and assisting you in developing viable options and choices for positive change. I would be happy to assist you in your journey by employing numerous therapies that I feel would empower you to attain that positive change. I have more than 20 years experience specializing in CBT, marriage/couple counselling, depression, anxiety, stress, PTSD & trauma, EMDR, grief & loss, pain management and addictions (alcohol, drugs and gaming)
(807) 787-0698 View (807) 787-0698
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Emily L. MacDonell
Counsellor, BA, BEd, MEd, RCC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Merritt, BC V1K  (Online Only)
My approach to therapy is collaborative and gentle - creating a flexible and inclusive environment for my clients to feel safe enough to communicate their concerns without fear of judgement or scrutiny. My specialty areas include working with adolescents, young adults, and women, applying theories of attachment and family systems. I have spent the past 23 years working with individuals and their families, addressing a range of issues from minor stresses to complex trauma and mental health concerns. Together, we will identify and work through those things in life that are keeping you from enjoying a healthy and fulfilling life.
My approach to therapy is collaborative and gentle - creating a flexible and inclusive environment for my clients to feel safe enough to communicate their concerns without fear of judgement or scrutiny. My specialty areas include working with adolescents, young adults, and women, applying theories of attachment and family systems. I have spent the past 23 years working with individuals and their families, addressing a range of issues from minor stresses to complex trauma and mental health concerns. Together, we will identify and work through those things in life that are keeping you from enjoying a healthy and fulfilling life.
(587) 741-1764 View (587) 741-1764
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Elyssa Krutop
Counsellor, BA-Psyc, MEd, RCC, CCC
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Merritt, BC V1K
Elyssa's experience and area of concentration includes working with individuals who are struggling with occupational trauma and job loss, PTSD, and anxiety. Recognizing the connection between people and the environment in which they live is essential to Elyssa's practice. Elyssa is available to work with individuals, couples, and families.
Elyssa's experience and area of concentration includes working with individuals who are struggling with occupational trauma and job loss, PTSD, and anxiety. Recognizing the connection between people and the environment in which they live is essential to Elyssa's practice. Elyssa is available to work with individuals, couples, and families.
(844) 489-0498 View (844) 489-0498
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Crystal Munegatto
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, RSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Merritt, BC V1K  (Online Only)
*CURRENTLY ACCEPTING NEW CLIENTS - ONLINE ONLY** Life can be unpredictable and challenging, which often causes uncomfortable emotions, anxiety, and changes in mood. This is also common when we transition though different stages of life, and it can impact our self-identity. This is really common as we age into new phases of life and our roles, responsibilities, and expectations change. Not only are these life events challenging for us, they are challenging for the people around us to adapt to as well.
*CURRENTLY ACCEPTING NEW CLIENTS - ONLINE ONLY** Life can be unpredictable and challenging, which often causes uncomfortable emotions, anxiety, and changes in mood. This is also common when we transition though different stages of life, and it can impact our self-identity. This is really common as we age into new phases of life and our roles, responsibilities, and expectations change. Not only are these life events challenging for us, they are challenging for the people around us to adapt to as well.
(226) 407-4140 View (226) 407-4140
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Jessica A Fukushima
Counsellor, MA, RCAT, RCC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Merritt, BC V1K
Hi, I'm Jessica. I'm a Registered Clinical Counsellor and Registered Canadian Art Therapist. I specialize in complex trauma/PTSD, grief and loss, ADHD, obsessive-compulsive disorder, anxiety, depression, and general mental health issues. As a mixed-race and neurodiverse counsellor, I have a unique understanding of neurodiversity, cultural and ethnic diversity, and mental health. I have experience working with discrimination and racism, youth and adults with ADHD, parents raising children with ADHD, and children who follow a different developmental path.
Hi, I'm Jessica. I'm a Registered Clinical Counsellor and Registered Canadian Art Therapist. I specialize in complex trauma/PTSD, grief and loss, ADHD, obsessive-compulsive disorder, anxiety, depression, and general mental health issues. As a mixed-race and neurodiverse counsellor, I have a unique understanding of neurodiversity, cultural and ethnic diversity, and mental health. I have experience working with discrimination and racism, youth and adults with ADHD, parents raising children with ADHD, and children who follow a different developmental path.
(778) 400-4956 View (778) 400-4956
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Kirsten Flinn
Counsellor, BA, BEd, MACP, CCC
Verified Verified
Merritt, BC V1K
Stresses add up, and sometimes that can become a heavy load. I bring the most current counselling tools, techniques, and evidence-based practices to my therapeutic relationships. I start with developing relationships, and collaborative goal-setting. With a common vision, together we can work towards achieving those goals.
Stresses add up, and sometimes that can become a heavy load. I bring the most current counselling tools, techniques, and evidence-based practices to my therapeutic relationships. I start with developing relationships, and collaborative goal-setting. With a common vision, together we can work towards achieving those goals.
(778) 601-4003 View (778) 601-4003
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Charlotte Wyvill
Counsellor, CCC, RCC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Merritt, BC V1K
I specialize in helping clients who are navigating challenges related to relationships, divorce, parenting, and childhood trauma. I love to help clients who feel stuck, trapped, or in survival mode, to feel more free, alive, and thriving. I work through a trauma informed anti-oppressive lens to help clients who may be struggling to accept parts of themselves, and to thrive in an oppressive culture. This work can help you if you are struggling with anxiety, depression, low self-esteem, PTSD, or just feeling stuck.
I specialize in helping clients who are navigating challenges related to relationships, divorce, parenting, and childhood trauma. I love to help clients who feel stuck, trapped, or in survival mode, to feel more free, alive, and thriving. I work through a trauma informed anti-oppressive lens to help clients who may be struggling to accept parts of themselves, and to thrive in an oppressive culture. This work can help you if you are struggling with anxiety, depression, low self-esteem, PTSD, or just feeling stuck.
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Sierra Haw
Counsellor, BSc, BEd, MEd, RCC, CCC
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
Merritt, BC V1K
It is inevitable that at some point in our lives we will all experience stress in one of its many forms. Difficulties with relationships, jobs, loss, health, trauma and even the relentlessness of a fast-paced lifestyle can lead us to feel overwhelmed and even helpless. Our bodies are designed to allow us to cope with the typical stressors that we come up against in daily life. Unfortunately, the systems we use to manage challenges sometimes become overwhelmed or fail to function in an optimal manner, this can lead to symptoms that can be difficult to manage alone.
It is inevitable that at some point in our lives we will all experience stress in one of its many forms. Difficulties with relationships, jobs, loss, health, trauma and even the relentlessness of a fast-paced lifestyle can lead us to feel overwhelmed and even helpless. Our bodies are designed to allow us to cope with the typical stressors that we come up against in daily life. Unfortunately, the systems we use to manage challenges sometimes become overwhelmed or fail to function in an optimal manner, this can lead to symptoms that can be difficult to manage alone.
(778) 901-6273 View (778) 901-6273
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Vicki Scott
Counsellor, BEd, MACP, RCC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Merritt, BC V1K
Do you feel like life is sometimes hard? Do you feel that the problems you are facing weigh you down, or make your next steps seem unclear? Are you overwhelmed with day to day life and struggle to get through the week? Difficultly inevitably shows up for all of us, and there are times when we all could use a little help along the way. I can support you around the hard stuff: relationships, grief and loss, stress and burnout, anxiety, trauma, spirituality, emotional pain, uncertainty, changes in life including peri menopause, empty nest, and retirement, and not least of all, understanding ones inner self.
Do you feel like life is sometimes hard? Do you feel that the problems you are facing weigh you down, or make your next steps seem unclear? Are you overwhelmed with day to day life and struggle to get through the week? Difficultly inevitably shows up for all of us, and there are times when we all could use a little help along the way. I can support you around the hard stuff: relationships, grief and loss, stress and burnout, anxiety, trauma, spirituality, emotional pain, uncertainty, changes in life including peri menopause, empty nest, and retirement, and not least of all, understanding ones inner self.
(431) 430-4561 View (431) 430-4561
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Kenneth Ellis
Counsellor, Bed, MEd, CCC
Verified Verified
Merritt, BC V1K
I have been working for over 25 years, as an educator and a counsellor. I enjoy helping people navigate life’s obstacles. I like to teach people new skills, while acknowledging we all have a legitimate way of being that needs to be recognized and respected. I think helping people recognize their own power fosters the strength and resilience needed to face life’s challenges. I have helped clients with various needs and have extensive experience helping clients on the autism spectrum, and clients with developmental disabilities. My practice is neurodiversity affirming, and I am comfortable working with clients of all ages.
I have been working for over 25 years, as an educator and a counsellor. I enjoy helping people navigate life’s obstacles. I like to teach people new skills, while acknowledging we all have a legitimate way of being that needs to be recognized and respected. I think helping people recognize their own power fosters the strength and resilience needed to face life’s challenges. I have helped clients with various needs and have extensive experience helping clients on the autism spectrum, and clients with developmental disabilities. My practice is neurodiversity affirming, and I am comfortable working with clients of all ages.
(778) 761-3522 View (778) 761-3522
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Alycia Allen
Pre-Licensed Professional, BA, BEd, MACP
Verified Verified
Merritt, BC V1K
Life is hard, and navigating its challenges can feel overwhelming at times. While it's normal to feel overwhelmed or stuck, know that you don't have to face these challenges alone. As a counsellor, I'm here to offer you support through these tough times. My approach is rooted in empathy, collaboration, and respect for your unique experiences. Together, we'll explore your thoughts, feelings, and challenges in a safe and nonjudgmental space.
Life is hard, and navigating its challenges can feel overwhelming at times. While it's normal to feel overwhelmed or stuck, know that you don't have to face these challenges alone. As a counsellor, I'm here to offer you support through these tough times. My approach is rooted in empathy, collaboration, and respect for your unique experiences. Together, we'll explore your thoughts, feelings, and challenges in a safe and nonjudgmental space.
(236) 314-2754 View (236) 314-2754
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Jennifer Broughton
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RCSW
Verified Verified
Merritt, BC V1K
Life events, world events, and growing day to day demands and stressors can challenge the limits of our resilience. That can make coping and dealing with everyday life harder and usual skills and resources can feel like they are dormant. You are probably here because you recognize you might need someone to join you on your path to growth and meeting your goals. You might be working hard on your relationships and need extra support along the way. Perhaps you are struggling with mental health and need a place to process your thoughts and feelings and find the tools that help you get back control and your true sense of self.
Life events, world events, and growing day to day demands and stressors can challenge the limits of our resilience. That can make coping and dealing with everyday life harder and usual skills and resources can feel like they are dormant. You are probably here because you recognize you might need someone to join you on your path to growth and meeting your goals. You might be working hard on your relationships and need extra support along the way. Perhaps you are struggling with mental health and need a place to process your thoughts and feelings and find the tools that help you get back control and your true sense of self.
(672) 784-0545 View (672) 784-0545
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Number of Counsellors in Merritt, BC

30+

Average cost per session

$150

Counsellors in Merritt, BC who prioritize treating:

91% Anxiety
91% Trauma and PTSD
84% Depression
81% Stress
72% Grief
69% Coping Skills
69% Self Esteem

Average years in practice

8 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

63% First Nations Health Authority
47% Green Shield Canada
42% SunLife

How Counsellors in Merritt, BC see their clients

85% In Person and Online
15% Online Only

Gender breakdown

79% Female
21% Male
FAQs - About Therapy and Counselling

How can I find a therapist in Merritt?

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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.