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Ashleigh Martinflatt
Counsellor, MSW, RSW, RCC
Verified
2 Endorsed
Verified
2 Endorsed
Change can be hard....but you have got this! Hello, my name is Ashleigh and I have over 15 years of providing counselling and social work support to children, youth and adults. My work is focused on trauma, parenting and parenting-related challenges, blended families, adoption , foster care, and working with children and youth who are navigating challenges. I also work with individuals who are experiencing anxiety, stress and life challenges. I look forward to connecting with you and walking alongside you and or your children/youth on a journey to wellness.
(343) 309-9750
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Nanaimo, BC V9R
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Ladona Pinder
Registered Social Worker, MA, RCC Can, RSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
Are you struggling in your relationships? Do you experience intrusive negative thoughts that don't let you live the life you want to? Does your internal voice tear you down on a regular basis causing you to feel like you will never be good enough? Do you struggle with low mood, a lack of motivation, or heightened feelings of anxiety and or panic? Or, maybe you or your child are experiencing outbursts and behaviors that you can't seem to get under control, no matter how hard you try. These difficulties can be resolved and you don't have to struggle on your own. There are many strategies and coping skills that can help.
(672) 784-5135 x202
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Nanaimo, BC V9R
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Vancouver Island Therapy
Counsellor, MA, RCC, CSAT
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
Welcome! We all love what we do and are here to help you find health, balance and peace. Vancouver Island Therapy is a full service, multi—disciplinary health clinic focused on providing multiple healing services to help you and your family. Located in Nanaimo, BC, we service many communities including; Port Alberni, Qualicum, Parksville, Nanaimo, Ladysmith, Duncan to Victoria. Diverse, professional and experienced, our practitioners bring a broad range of experience into their practice with clients. We are here to help emotionally, mentally, physically and spiritually. Each of us has decades of experience, a unique approach
(778) 200-2900
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Nanaimo, BC V9R
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Island Clinical Counselling Ltd.
Counsellor, RCC, RSW
Verified
2 Endorsed
Verified
2 Endorsed
Welcome to Island Clinical Counselling a new clinic in Nanaimo. We want to provide you with a safe space to share your struggles, be truly heard, and understood. Collaborate with our specialized counsellors and together we will find ways to increase your resilience and climb those mountains that seem insurmountable or traverse those dark storms that seem unending. Island Clinical Counselling is located in Nanaimo BC, but we also provide virtual services to those in other regions. We are currently accepting new clients.
(778) 762-3750
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Nanaimo, BC V9R
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Janice Michieli Counselling Services
Counsellor, RCC
Verified
Verified
My goal is to help clients understand what they need and to reduce the stress and anxiety in their lives so they can reach their potential and feel they can manage life in a way that brings them more happiness, awareness and self acceptance.
(226) 840-2041
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Nanaimo, BC V9S
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Sarah Schermerhorn Counselling & Psychotherapy
Counsellor, MA, RCC
Verified
Verified
Hello, if you are reading this, it means you have taken the first step in your counselling journey. I stronly believe in a “come as you are” counselling approach that is centred around the belief that all individuals have the capacity for change. Whether it is a mental health concern or needing support around improving your relationships, career, and day-to-day life. As a queer woman (preferred pronouns she/her), I am passionate about movement for mood, empowering healthy bodies, self-love, and honouring the courage it takes to start the journey of healing.
(587) 210-8396
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Nanaimo, BC V9R
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Lyris Paña
Counsellor, RTC
Verified
2 Endorsed
Verified
2 Endorsed
Are you struggling in your relationship? Do you get frustrated at your partner, your mother, your co-workers or your boss? Have you thought that if you moved jobs, or countries, or changed your relationship that life would change; only to realize that you are having the same experience all over again? Sometimes we wish that people would just do what we want them to or be a certain way so that we can feel better. Often we think our relationships need to change when change must really begin within ourselves. If you are ready to look at who you are in your relationships, I'm here to help you discover who that is and why!
(778) 400-7149
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Nanaimo, BC V9T
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Pauline Goh
Counsellor, MA, RCC, FOT
Verified
Verified
Do you find yourself repeating a cycle over and over again? Have you been reacting and feeling triggered? Or noticing blocks in the way of the life you want? Researching about what help is available is your first step. My psychotherapy work is not informed by a diagnostic lens with labels; rather, it references the client as a "whole" being on their own unique human journey. I feel privileged to be able to accompany my clients to witness what is in the "here and now," to help with the healing and unfolding process, and to deepen their awareness and consciousness. First Nations clients who qualify for FNHA services attend for free.
(855) 997-7100
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Nanaimo, BC V9R
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Linda Sutton Counselling Services
Counsellor, MA, RCC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
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 you back and cause you 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
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Nanaimo, BC V9T
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Carrie Liske
Counsellor, MA, RCC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
Congratulations! You've taken the first step toward seeking support for yourself or your family. This takes courage, so I commend you for being here. I believe that we all possess the potential within us to heal and grow into the healthiest, most confident, successful version of ourselves. Life presents challenges and sometimes we all need someone to guide us along the way. Connection, compassion, creativity, collaboration and a touch of humour reside at the heart of my counselling style. My integrative approach is customized to your situation and draws from a variety of theoretical approaches.
(604) 332-4488
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Nanaimo, BC V9T
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Joel Martinflatt
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
I am a registered Social Worker with the BCCSW and BCASW with a Master's of Social Work. I have completed a post-graduate Certificate in Complex Trauma. In my practice, I utilize CBT, Solution Focused, Person-Centered and Motivational Interviewing techniques to support and inform change. I have extensive experience working with children and youth and I incorporate play, activity, art, nature, movement and activities into my sessions. Other areas of focus are working with men around communication skills, relationships and regulation of emotions as well as couples and individual counselling.
(343) 453-1162
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Nanaimo, BC V9R
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Strength Counselling Services
Counsellor, MEd, RCC, CCC, RSW, RP
Verified
Verified
NOTE: We provide only online counselling at this time. We are a highly diverse team of counsellors with decades of experience treating nearly any mental health issue. We offer a holistic approach to healing focusing on mental, emotional, spiritual & physical health. We serve individuals, couples, families and groups. If our clients are not completely satisfied, we are committed to providing a change of counsellor on our team, or a referral to a counsellor outside of our agency.
(873) 363-1012
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Nanaimo, BC V9R
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Kathryn McInroy
Counsellor, MEd, RCC, CT, ADHD-CC
Verified
Verified
Kathryn believes that counselling is a collaborative process between the client and their counsellor, and treats the relationship as a partnership. She uses a strengths-based and solution-focused approach to help her clients move toward their goals. She helps clients learn and practice techniques to change unhelpful thought patterns, regulate their emotions, and cope more effectively with challenges. Kathryn also assists clients to improve their communication, boundary setting, and conflict resolution skills.
(778) 402-9486
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Nanaimo, BC V9R
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Marie José Dhaese
Counsellor, PhD, RCC, ATR, RPT-S, CPT-S
Verified
Verified
I am an adult/child/youth and family therapist and clinical consultant in private practice. As well as being a Registered Clinical Counsellor (RCC), I am a Registered Art Therapist (ATR and BCATR), a Registered Play Therapist Supervisor (RPT-S), and a certified Play Therapist Supervisor (CPT-S). I celebrate 45+ years experience as a counsellor psychotherapist and 35 years teaching internationally the therapeutic methods I have developed called Holistic Expressive Therapy. For 34 years, I have taught courses at the Justice Institute of British Columbia where a certificate on my approach to therapy is offered.
(855) 668-6003
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Nanaimo, BC V9R
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Emilie Kemlo Psychologist -Active Practice
Psychologist, MA, R, Psych, ACTIVE, PRACTIC
Verified
Verified
Emilie Kemlo, Psychologist is a dedicated specialist in emotionally based trauma release work for 36 years with all ages,nationalities, and income levels, using a sliding scale fee, low rates and immediate availability. She is registered with College of Psychologists of BC, worked at Counseling Center of Tokyo, Tokyo International University, and in Vancouver and Victoria, B.C. with a deep understanding of all psychological issues, both Western, First Nations and multicultural Asian issues in health, sex, work and relationships. She was a founding teacher of BC School of Art Therapy, Victoria, and uses Bioenergetic Analysis, visual language and various psychotherapeutic approaches.
(855) 982-0964
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Nanaimo, BC V9T
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Amani Counselling Services
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
Thank you for stopping by. I am currently accepting new clients. I work from where the client is at - essentially you are in the driver's seat of where you want your counselling sessions to go. I have extreme empathy for people's situations and issues they find themselves in. Who hasn't struggled to find ways to deal with things that life throws out at you? I know you are doing the best you can at this moment in time.
(343) 429-9049
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Nanaimo, BC V9R
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Robin Jacobs
MA
Ever feel stuck in a loop of frustrating patterns? Long for meaningful connection, but get lost in estrangement or conflict? Wonder why that joyful ease you occasionally glimpse feels buried under a sludge of anxiety, numbness, or poor health? Sometimes, no matter how many resolutions, good advice, or "new leaves" — we find ourselves sinking back into the familiar muck. Here we go again! It's not just in your head. Pain and anxiety get encoded and frozen in the physical body, as we unconsciously avoid feelings that seem unbearable. Somatic mindfulness therapy can unlock those stuck places, when words and good intentions fall short.
(506) 308-0970
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Nanaimo, BC V9R
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Dakova Health
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, RCC, FNHA, MCP, EMDR
Verified
Verified
We all go through different problems, experience different life stressors or trauma, and at times everyone needs someone to just listen. Dakova Health has trained and experienced psychologists and counsellors that specialize in different areas of practice to meet your specific needs.
(226) 458-4403
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Nanaimo, BC V9T
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Ken Genlik
RSW, RCC, RMFT
Verified
Verified
Through therapy, you can save your relationships. In therapy I connect with: the potential you have to develop a nurturing, loving and caring relationship and the tender hearts behind the rigid and negative patterns that may have developed in your relationships. I believe: Relationships and desire to connect are the core of human experience. Your relationship, regardless of how severe your problems are, has the potential to become a safe and supportive base and comforting haven.
(778) 771-3784
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Nanaimo, BC V9R
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Mina Ishioka
Counsellor, MA, RCC-ACS
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
You don't have to know where to begin. You can choose to talk about your challenges, whatever they might be. I will meet you at where you are. We can figure it out together one issue at a time. You’ll be surprised how much innate strength you already have within you. You never know your full potential until you give yourself a chance. Your story needs to be told, by you, so that you can learn to feel less pain, gain more clarity, and live in the present moment without judgment.
(705) 998-3349
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Nanaimo, BC V9R
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Adoption Counsellors
In recent years, psychologists have begun to investigate how adopted children and their adoptive families navigate their lives together. In an attempt to help children who have been adopted adjust and thrive in a new home, and to understand why problems may arise, studies look at the genetic as well as both prenatal and postnatal environmental influences on the development of children who have been adopted.