Mandy Fudge
Counsellor, MACP, RCC Verified
Nanaimo, BC V9R
Offers online therapy
I provide individual counselling to adults and adolescents struggling with issues such as depression, anxiety, traumatic stress, adverse childhood experiences, grief, guilt, shame, low self-esteem, suicide ideation, relationship and attachment injuries, communication issues, sexuality and gender identity, and a desire for personal change and growth. I believe in each individual's power to heal and thrive. I'm passionate about helping clients achieve their goals through a multi-disciplinary approach providing tools and transformational therapy. I do not discriminate based on private medical decisions.
(250) 824-5013
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Nanaimo, BC V9R
Offers online therapy
I provide individual counselling to adults and adolescents struggling with issues such as depression, anxiety, traumatic stress, adverse childhood experiences, grief, guilt, shame, low self-esteem, suicide ideation, relationship and attachment injuries, communication issues, sexuality and gender identity, and a desire for personal change and growth. I believe in each individual's power to heal and thrive. I'm passionate about helping clients achieve their goals through a multi-disciplinary approach providing tools and transformational therapy. I do not discriminate based on private medical decisions.
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Katelin Wyness
Counsellor, MCP, RCC Verified
Nanaimo, BC V9S
I work with people who are feeling stuck on something in life and would like to move through it. Whether it's anxiety, low mood, challenging circumstances or anything else life has thrown at you, together we can work on it. Along with offering support and a safe space to speak, we can come up with a plan that uses your individual strengths to create and sustain positive change.
(604) 243-2863
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Nanaimo, BC V9S
I work with people who are feeling stuck on something in life and would like to move through it. Whether it's anxiety, low mood, challenging circumstances or anything else life has thrown at you, together we can work on it. Along with offering support and a safe space to speak, we can come up with a plan that uses your individual strengths to create and sustain positive change.
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Lei Belinda Chen
Counsellor, MA, MEd, RCC, EMDR Verified
Nanaimo, BC V9T
Offers online therapy
Addiction, eating disorder, depression, anxiety, low self-esteem, phobia, and insomnia etc. are most often symptoms, but not the root of the problem. Very often, through childhood and adulthood, many traumatic experiences (such as bullying and abuse) left us with psychological injuries. And we use various above-listed symptoms to deal with experiences that made us feel sad or scared, even for short-term. The real healing/solution is, therefore, to clean the injuries, and develop new coping skills. This approach also applies to unexpected traumatic life experiences, such as accidents, natural disasters, illness, and grief.
(778) 901-2263
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Nanaimo, BC V9T
Offers online therapy
Addiction, eating disorder, depression, anxiety, low self-esteem, phobia, and insomnia etc. are most often symptoms, but not the root of the problem. Very often, through childhood and adulthood, many traumatic experiences (such as bullying and abuse) left us with psychological injuries. And we use various above-listed symptoms to deal with experiences that made us feel sad or scared, even for short-term. The real healing/solution is, therefore, to clean the injuries, and develop new coping skills. This approach also applies to unexpected traumatic life experiences, such as accidents, natural disasters, illness, and grief.
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Ycha Gil
Counsellor, BCRCC Verified
Nanaimo, BC V9T
Offers online therapy
Let’s work together to explore the challenges creating uneasiness, confusion and pain in your life. We will work in a comfortable, accepting space to create a meaningful, grounding experience to help you gain new awareness, explore choices and promote positive and rewarding change and self-care. Traditional talk therapies are not the only way to explore your story, and I often use sand play, art, storytelling, journaling, metaphor and imagery to reach a deeper understanding.
(778) 784-4191
Verified
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Nanaimo, BC V9T
Offers online therapy
Let’s work together to explore the challenges creating uneasiness, confusion and pain in your life. We will work in a comfortable, accepting space to create a meaningful, grounding experience to help you gain new awareness, explore choices and promote positive and rewarding change and self-care. Traditional talk therapies are not the only way to explore your story, and I often use sand play, art, storytelling, journaling, metaphor and imagery to reach a deeper understanding.
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Melanie Digney
Counsellor, MC, RCC Verified
Nanaimo, BC V9S
Offers online therapy
Are you struggling with difficult emotions or anxious thoughts? Are you experiencing changes, challenges or losses which make it difficult to function? I work with adults who are feeling overwhelmed by daily life, in their relationships or at work. Using a person-centred approach, I offer a safe space where you can feel comfortable, heard and understood. A place where we can work together on your goals at your pace, attending to your unique requirements and the situations you are responding to. I draw from various theoretical perspectives to gain insight into your life experiences and narrow the focus to what is important to you.
(778) 715-5067
Verified
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Nanaimo, BC V9S
Offers online therapy
Are you struggling with difficult emotions or anxious thoughts? Are you experiencing changes, challenges or losses which make it difficult to function? I work with adults who are feeling overwhelmed by daily life, in their relationships or at work. Using a person-centred approach, I offer a safe space where you can feel comfortable, heard and understood. A place where we can work together on your goals at your pace, attending to your unique requirements and the situations you are responding to. I draw from various theoretical perspectives to gain insight into your life experiences and narrow the focus to what is important to you.
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Christine G Hall
Counsellor, MA, RCC Verified
Nanaimo, BC V9R
Not accepting new clients
I REGRET THAT I AM NOT TAKING NEW CLIENTS AT THIS TIME. I embrace a holistic and collaborative approach to working with others, respecting that successful therapy honours the values and beliefs of each client. I believe that one's trauma history, distress, and pain are often the foundations that strength, meaningfulness, and wisdom are built upon. I offer personalized short or long-term therapy, or life coaching for individuals, couples, adolescents, or families. Resiliency need not be something one is born with, it can be cultivated! ~Christine
(778) 400-3747
Verified
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Nanaimo, BC V9R
Not accepting new clients
I REGRET THAT I AM NOT TAKING NEW CLIENTS AT THIS TIME. I embrace a holistic and collaborative approach to working with others, respecting that successful therapy honours the values and beliefs of each client. I believe that one's trauma history, distress, and pain are often the foundations that strength, meaningfulness, and wisdom are built upon. I offer personalized short or long-term therapy, or life coaching for individuals, couples, adolescents, or families. Resiliency need not be something one is born with, it can be cultivated! ~Christine
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Ron Lafleur
Counsellor, M, Ed, RCC Verified
Nanaimo, BC V9T
Offers online therapy
My view on counselling is based upon the level of trust and the quality of the connection that we are able to create together. In essence, the relationship that we develop together is key. I would wish to provide you with a safe, caring environment where you could come to feel completely heard and understood. I see my role as being more of a Guide, offering support while at the same time gently encouraging your growth by pointing out certain areas, thoughts, beliefs or behaviours that may be keeping you stuck, or that you may be unaware of.
(855) 694-0493
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Nanaimo, BC V9T
Offers online therapy
My view on counselling is based upon the level of trust and the quality of the connection that we are able to create together. In essence, the relationship that we develop together is key. I would wish to provide you with a safe, caring environment where you could come to feel completely heard and understood. I see my role as being more of a Guide, offering support while at the same time gently encouraging your growth by pointing out certain areas, thoughts, beliefs or behaviours that may be keeping you stuck, or that you may be unaware of.
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Todd McFarlane
MA , RCC Verified
Nanaimo, BC V9V
Not accepting new clients
People are my passion. I am honoured to work with you on your journey to find healing, resolution, and strength in those places we get stuck sometimes. I specialize in helping individuals, couples, and families with past trauma (abuse, PTSD), relationship issues (couples, parenting), mental health (stress, anxiety, panic, etc), and life transitions (men's issues, work, etc). I specialize in tailoring counselling to meet you where you're at.
(778) 767-2356
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Nanaimo, BC V9V
Not accepting new clients
People are my passion. I am honoured to work with you on your journey to find healing, resolution, and strength in those places we get stuck sometimes. I specialize in helping individuals, couples, and families with past trauma (abuse, PTSD), relationship issues (couples, parenting), mental health (stress, anxiety, panic, etc), and life transitions (men's issues, work, etc). I specialize in tailoring counselling to meet you where you're at.
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Vancouver Island Therapy
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, BSW, RSW, CCAC Verified
Nanaimo, BC V9T
Offers online therapy
Simplicity, gratitude, love and service are my guiding principles. I utilize the Satir Model (Virginia Satir et al) to help clients cultivate personal awareness, internal resources, change and healthy relationship with self and others. I promote and model balanced lifestyle including; contemplation, exercise, solitude, ceremony and connection. I have demonstrated passion and enthusiasm for helping people heal for over 35 years as a youth worker, addictions counsellor and social worker.
(604) 256-7247
Verified
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Nanaimo, BC V9T
Offers online therapy
Simplicity, gratitude, love and service are my guiding principles. I utilize the Satir Model (Virginia Satir et al) to help clients cultivate personal awareness, internal resources, change and healthy relationship with self and others. I promote and model balanced lifestyle including; contemplation, exercise, solitude, ceremony and connection. I have demonstrated passion and enthusiasm for helping people heal for over 35 years as a youth worker, addictions counsellor and social worker.
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Gina Janzen Psychology Services
Psychologist, PhD, RPsych Verified
Nanaimo, BC V9R
Offers online therapy
I have been working as a registered psychologist since 2008. It's important to me to create a safe, caring respectful environment where anyone, no matter who they are, feels welcome. The relationship between us is one of the most important factors in determining how helpful counselling with me will be. Clients often come to me with anxiety, depression, traumatic experiences, difficulties with life transitions, and grief or loss. We will work together to develop a plan to deal effectively with the issues that bring you to see me. (Can also contact by Fax: 250.984.0859)
(250) 739-3666
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Nanaimo, BC V9R
Offers online therapy
I have been working as a registered psychologist since 2008. It's important to me to create a safe, caring respectful environment where anyone, no matter who they are, feels welcome. The relationship between us is one of the most important factors in determining how helpful counselling with me will be. Clients often come to me with anxiety, depression, traumatic experiences, difficulties with life transitions, and grief or loss. We will work together to develop a plan to deal effectively with the issues that bring you to see me. (Can also contact by Fax: 250.984.0859)
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Gillian Sutherland
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, RCSW, RCC Verified
Nanaimo, BC V9V
Offers online therapy
At Central Island Counselling, our clients will immediately find an advocate with compassion, acceptance and expertise. We provide the highest standard of private clinical counselling services to adults, youth, children and families in the Nanaimo area and beyond. We value privacy, professionalism and creativity in care. We specialize in treating trauma and the many debilitating symptoms that can arise from trauma. Our mission is to safely guide each client while they rediscover their internal resources. You are not alone and there is a path forward to healing.
(226) 799-0835
Verified
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Nanaimo, BC V9V
Offers online therapy
At Central Island Counselling, our clients will immediately find an advocate with compassion, acceptance and expertise. We provide the highest standard of private clinical counselling services to adults, youth, children and families in the Nanaimo area and beyond. We value privacy, professionalism and creativity in care. We specialize in treating trauma and the many debilitating symptoms that can arise from trauma. Our mission is to safely guide each client while they rediscover their internal resources. You are not alone and there is a path forward to healing.
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Barb N. Aronchick-Zachernuk
Counsellor, MA, MEd, CCC, RCC, RPTSCPT Verified
Nanaimo, BC V9T
Offers online therapy
Human beings are complicated- and so often we attempt to reach out to others using words to express our thoughts, our emotions, and our behaviours. With children/youth, we see additional communication barriers because of fewer words and limited life experiences. Being part of a family system should bring safety and emotional support to each family member, but sometimes the family, on its own, cannot do this. This is my work- we become partners in the process of change- discovering strengths, and building on them.
(855) 730-0987
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Nanaimo, BC V9T
Offers online therapy
Human beings are complicated- and so often we attempt to reach out to others using words to express our thoughts, our emotions, and our behaviours. With children/youth, we see additional communication barriers because of fewer words and limited life experiences. Being part of a family system should bring safety and emotional support to each family member, but sometimes the family, on its own, cannot do this. This is my work- we become partners in the process of change- discovering strengths, and building on them.
Linda Sutton Counselling Services
Counsellor, MA, RCC Verified
Nanaimo, BC V9T
Offers online therapy
I specialize in the area of trauma including acute, chronic, or complex as well as the resulting grief, anxiety, depression, and addictions that may have developed. I am passionate about helping women understand that the coping mechanisms that evolved were functional and helped them survive in times of difficulty. These may now show up as patterns that hold them back and cause them to think, feel, and behave in ways that are harmful rather than helpful. I believe everyone has the capacity to heal and the ability to learn new skills to become free of overwhelming fear, anxiety, depression, trauma, and addiction.
(778) 608-3643
Verified
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Nanaimo, BC V9T
Offers online therapy
I specialize in the area of trauma including acute, chronic, or complex as well as the resulting grief, anxiety, depression, and addictions that may have developed. I am passionate about helping women understand that the coping mechanisms that evolved were functional and helped them survive in times of difficulty. These may now show up as patterns that hold them back and cause them to think, feel, and behave in ways that are harmful rather than helpful. I believe everyone has the capacity to heal and the ability to learn new skills to become free of overwhelming fear, anxiety, depression, trauma, and addiction.
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Robyn Bogue
Counsellor, MOC, RCC Verified
Nanaimo, BC V9R
Offers online therapy
Counselling provides a space to explore what you need in order to expand, let go of the past, find direction, and explore your process without having to worry about anyone else. Counselling provides a very unique relationship that supports you in your process towards expanding the possibilities of who you are, and how you choose to live your life. There are times that the challenges in your life may lead to isolation, anxiety, depression, and other problems. Through counselling, you can explore your alternatives, build on your strengths, and develop new insight and skills.
(778) 765-3892
Verified
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Nanaimo, BC V9R
Offers online therapy
Counselling provides a space to explore what you need in order to expand, let go of the past, find direction, and explore your process without having to worry about anyone else. Counselling provides a very unique relationship that supports you in your process towards expanding the possibilities of who you are, and how you choose to live your life. There are times that the challenges in your life may lead to isolation, anxiety, depression, and other problems. Through counselling, you can explore your alternatives, build on your strengths, and develop new insight and skills.
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Lauren Aebig
Counsellor, MEd, CCC Verified
Nanaimo, BC V9R
Offers online therapy
Are you ready to enhance personal awareness, freedom, self-direction with the curiosity, creativity and the experiential wonder of a child? In this moment you may feel: stuck, hopeless, without purpose, full of worry for your child, constant anxiety, disconnection from self, life or others. You may feel this will always be this way. But, you are here, able and ready to reach beyond your comfort zone and move through the discomfort of healing to begin the experience of the full embodiment of who you may become. I create a safe space; full of empathy, understanding, laughter, and the unconditional acceptance of the present you.
(579) 539-0241
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Nanaimo, BC V9R
Offers online therapy
Are you ready to enhance personal awareness, freedom, self-direction with the curiosity, creativity and the experiential wonder of a child? In this moment you may feel: stuck, hopeless, without purpose, full of worry for your child, constant anxiety, disconnection from self, life or others. You may feel this will always be this way. But, you are here, able and ready to reach beyond your comfort zone and move through the discomfort of healing to begin the experience of the full embodiment of who you may become. I create a safe space; full of empathy, understanding, laughter, and the unconditional acceptance of the present you.
Shifting Perceptions Inc
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, BSW, MSW, RSW Verified
Nanaimo, BC V9R
Offers online therapy
Since 1996 I have been working along side families and individuals to support them through life’s struggles. With compassion and confidence we work on adjustment to injuries, depression, anxiety, suicidal ideations and PTSD. I have worked individuals, children, and couples. I create a queer friendly environment.
(778) 761-3399
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Nanaimo, BC V9R
Offers online therapy
Since 1996 I have been working along side families and individuals to support them through life’s struggles. With compassion and confidence we work on adjustment to injuries, depression, anxiety, suicidal ideations and PTSD. I have worked individuals, children, and couples. I create a queer friendly environment.
Dean Henry Laviolette
Counsellor, MA, RCC Verified
Nanaimo, BC V9R
Offers online therapy
Hello, my name is Dean Laviolette and this is a counselling practice in Nanaimo, British Columbia, Canada. As a proud Metis, life is both precious and beautiful, just like you. Seeking counselling is an opportunity to unearth and rediscover who you really are. My approach is to build a therapeutic relationship based on trust and respect in a safe environment. Being empathetic and genuine is my commitment to quality of care to clients without being judgmental. The use of Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, and mindfulness-based approaches seem to help clients self-explore, become self-aware, and learn self-care.
(855) 336-1429
Verified
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Nanaimo, BC V9R
Offers online therapy
Hello, my name is Dean Laviolette and this is a counselling practice in Nanaimo, British Columbia, Canada. As a proud Metis, life is both precious and beautiful, just like you. Seeking counselling is an opportunity to unearth and rediscover who you really are. My approach is to build a therapeutic relationship based on trust and respect in a safe environment. Being empathetic and genuine is my commitment to quality of care to clients without being judgmental. The use of Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, and mindfulness-based approaches seem to help clients self-explore, become self-aware, and learn self-care.
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Bonnie Bergen
MC
Nanaimo, BC V9R
My background is in working with people who have Special Needs. I hold 2 counselling diplomas and a Master of Counselling degree. I work with individuals, couples and kids. Although my work is challenging, I love my work! I look forward to meeting you and it is my honor to walk beside you as you make decisions around how you will live in relation to yourself and others.
(604) 227-8418
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Nanaimo, BC V9R
My background is in working with people who have Special Needs. I hold 2 counselling diplomas and a Master of Counselling degree. I work with individuals, couples and kids. Although my work is challenging, I love my work! I look forward to meeting you and it is my honor to walk beside you as you make decisions around how you will live in relation to yourself and others.
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Lianne Walker
Counsellor, MA, RCC Verified
Nanaimo, BC V9S
Offers online therapy
PLEASE NOTE THAT EFFECTIVE IMMEDIATELY I AM TAKING AN IDEFINATE SABBATICAL FROM MY CLINICAL COUNSELLING PRACTICE and not accepting clients at this time. I believe that each person’s journey is unique and the knowledge and life experiences that you bring to this process are essential to the support and development of compassionate self-care that is in line with your own values, beliefs and resources. The foundation of my counselling practice is a client-centered approach to facilitate the rediscovery of self, the healing or management of pain, and incorporation of the practice of mindfulness and self-compassion into your life.
(778) 402-9765
Verified
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Nanaimo, BC V9S
Offers online therapy
PLEASE NOTE THAT EFFECTIVE IMMEDIATELY I AM TAKING AN IDEFINATE SABBATICAL FROM MY CLINICAL COUNSELLING PRACTICE and not accepting clients at this time. I believe that each person’s journey is unique and the knowledge and life experiences that you bring to this process are essential to the support and development of compassionate self-care that is in line with your own values, beliefs and resources. The foundation of my counselling practice is a client-centered approach to facilitate the rediscovery of self, the healing or management of pain, and incorporation of the practice of mindfulness and self-compassion into your life.
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Terry Ketteringham
Counsellor, RCC, CHyp Verified
Nanaimo, BC V9R
Breaking Chains Counselling provides counselling, hypnotherapy, recovery coaching, continuing care and trauma therapy in Nanaimo, Vancouver Island and online. All counselling services are offered face to face or online through e-counselling anywhere in the world you have internet access.
(778) 771-4220
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Nanaimo, BC V9R
Breaking Chains Counselling provides counselling, hypnotherapy, recovery coaching, continuing care and trauma therapy in Nanaimo, Vancouver Island and online. All counselling services are offered face to face or online through e-counselling anywhere in the world you have internet access.

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What type of mental health professional is right for me?
Some of the most common types of mental health providers in Nanaimo are psychologists, licensed counselors, therapists, psychotherapists, and licensed clinical social workers, all of whom diagnose mental health conditions and provide individualized treatment.

Services offered, education and credentials vary by type of mental health professional. Each professional in Nanaimo then may specialize in certain areas, such as depression, marriage counseling, or anxiety. Although many mental health providers are not licensed to prescribe medication, they may coordinate with a provider who can.

Both in-person and online therapy sessions are available from most psychologists.

How to find a specialist?
You can refine your search using the filters on this page. There are several categories you can filter by to find mental health professionals with the experience you are looking for. You may want to filter for CBT Psychologists in Nanaimo, or Child Psychologists in Nanaimo.

Many find it useful to use filters to view only psychologists that have experience working with certain issues, like Nanaimo psychologists specializing in EMDR.

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 Nanaimo 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.

How to use my insurance?
Many therapists accept health insurance. Check to see if your insurance is covered. Feel free to discuss this when you contact the therapist.