Family Therapists in Nanaimo, BC

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Photo of Janet Walker, Expressive Arts Therapist, Counsellor in Nanaimo, BC
Janet Walker, Expressive Arts Therapist
Counsellor, MA, RCC
Verified
I work with children, teens & adults wishing to explore life issues using a creative approach. Is your child acting out after a traumatic experience such as a separation, divorce, or loss of family member? Is your child showing signs of frustration while trying to navigate the expectations of parents, foster parents, teachers, and peers? Have you known that there was a problem for a while, and now feel that you simply must address it? Expressive arts therapy and play therapy are powerful, intuitive, proven forms of therapy that help people express traumatic, painful or confusing life experiences, and begin the healing journey.
(604) 229-6066 
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Nanaimo, BC V9S
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Vancouver Island Therapy
Counsellor, MA, RCC, CSAT
Verified
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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Carrie Liske
Counsellor, MA, RCC
Verified
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
Offers online therapy
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Barb N. Aronchick-Zachernuk
Counsellor, MA, MEd, CCC, RCC, RPTSCPT
Verified
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
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Lauren Aebig
Counsellor, MEd, CCC
Verified
Having no one that you can talk to can be tough. You may not want to worry your family and friends, so you bottle up the feelings and thoughts that are demanding to come out. You may feel alone in a crowded room, or seem to always be putting on a fake mask of happiness. Underneath this mask however, intense emotions of anxiety, depression, or stress leads to overwhelm, tiredness, restlessness and a heavy heart. You just want someone who is supportive and understanding, outside of your life or personal situation that you can talk openly and honestly about your struggles and worries.
(579) 539-0241 
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Nanaimo, BC V9R
Offers online therapy
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Christine G Hall
Counsellor, MA, RCC
Verified
SPECIALIZED AREAS OF PRACTICE: Trauma (including developmental, relational, and intergenerational), EMDR, OEI, Substance Abuse & Problematic Coping Behaviours, Couples Therapy (Gottman & EFT trained) Youth Issues, Strengthening Family Systems, Shame Resiliency/Processing Internalized Shame, Existential needs (finding meaning) Self-Compassion Facilitator.
.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 
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Nanaimo, BC V9R
Offers online therapy
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Ycha Gil
Counsellor, BCRCC
Verified
My approach is eclectic and holistic, using a wide variety of techniques such as Gestalt, Expressive Therapy, CBT, Solution Focus, Family Systems & others.
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 
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Nanaimo, BC V9T
Offers online therapy
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Janice Michieli Counselling Services
Counsellor, RCC
Verified
We often do not want to upset or burden our close family or friends.
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
Offers online therapy
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Chris J Clarke
Counsellor, MACP, RCC
Verified
Providing help for: Relationship Issues, Depression, Anxiety, Grief & Loss, Addictions, Personal Growth, Abuse, Parenting, Anger Management, Stress, Guilt, Insomnia, Family , Trauma, Spiritual...
(778) 766-4468 
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Nanaimo, BC V9R
Offers online therapy
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Chris Walker
Counsellor, MA
Verified
My ideal client has often dug themselves into a hole into which they can not get out of on their own. The issues will be related to a difficult relationship of some description, partner, family , community, finance, environment, financial, and certainly themselves. It is likely that their goals are uncertain and that they feel lost. Very often, my ideal client does not know what they want, but can with certainty say what they don't want.
(778) 488-9684 
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Nanaimo, BC V9R
Offers online therapy
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Allius Services Inc.
Counsellor, MA, RCC-ACS, RPT, BCRPT-S
Verified
The office has family therapy and play therapy spaces that offer a comfortable and home-like atmosphere.
Are uncomfortable thoughts, feelings or experiences leaving you feeling triggered, confused or stuck? Are your kid's behaviours leaving you worried or worn out? Do you long for meaningful connections in your closest relationships? Are significant life changes leaving you distressed? Together, we can co-create a plan that moves you forward in the direction of living a more meaningful life. Here at Allius Services, we support people to connect with themselves in order to better connect with others.
(855) 224-3037 
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Nanaimo, BC V9R
Offers online therapy
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Stephanie Harris
Counsellor, MA, RCC
Verified
I have had the honour to work with children, youth and adults in various capacities for 15 years.   During this time I have gained experience working in mental health, addictions, employment and trauma.   I have learnt that each client has the capacity to find the answers within themselves, and it is my role to walk beside them as this process unfolds.  I know what it is like to struggle to try do the right thing for yourself, your child or your family , and to not be sure whether you are over or under reacting.  Some things just don't go away- and that's when it might be time to reach out for help.
(249) 488-5011 
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Nanaimo, BC V9R
Offers online therapy
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Ladona Pinder
Pre-Licensed Professional, MA, RCC Can, RSW
Verified
I work from a family systems, attachment, trauma, and culturally informed perspective and I respect the unique experiences and natural differences within each person and family that I encounter.
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
Offers online therapy
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Erin Kristine Todsen
Counsellor, MA
Verified
You’re concerned about how the pandemic has impacted your child. Your child worries more and has stopped being as carefree. You miss how things used to be. Maybe this stress has influenced your family connection. Are you spending more time together but feel more apart than ever? You feel like you’re not handling typical family challenges the same way as you used to. You are taking things more personally. Your fuse is shorter, the kids are quick to yell or cry. Feeling overwhelmed is normal but this doesn’t feel like your normal. You know what you don’t want for your family but feel unsure how to start to make things better!
(431) 531-8348 
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Nanaimo, BC V9R
Offers online therapy
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Vancouver Island Therapy
Counsellor, MA, RCC, CSAT, RSW, CCC
Verified
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.
(249) 700-1308 
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Nanaimo, BC V9T
Offers online therapy
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Sarah Lake
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, RCC, MSW, RSW
Verified
This includes CBT,DBT, and family therapy.
I work with children , families and youth who are struggling and wanting to find ways to make improvements. It is my role to assist you in developing clear goals and implementing practical and effective strategies for positive change.
(778) 766-4097 
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Nanaimo, BC V9R
Offers online therapy
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Ann Elizabeth Holroyd
Counsellor, PhD, MEd, RCC
Verified
The process of choosing a counsellor begins long-before you arrive at the first session. Often there is a feeling within ourselves that something is just not right. It may be a time marked by a great deal of personal introspection or it could be an intervention from an external source -school, family , friends, your doctor - that motivates contact with a therapist. As a person-centred therapist, I will work with you to establish a meaningful relationship where you feel safe to explore and resolve issues that fit your unique needs at this moment in time.
(844) 611-0716 
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Nanaimo, BC V9S
Offers online therapy
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Anita Pillikko Counselling Services
Counsellor, MC, RCC
Verified
Asking for help can feel scary and struggles such as depression, anxiety, stress, trauma, grief, self esteem, family conflict, work conflict can feel overwhelming and lonely.
I am a Registered Clinical Counsellor working in Nanaimo and Duncan BC. I've worked as a counsellor for over 15 years in various settings including agencies providing family therapy and parent teen counselling. I am now in private practice and working with individuals and families. I offer a warm, welcoming, calm, non- judgemental, space for you to share your story, your hopes, your fears and struggles. I work with folks who are struggling for a variety of reasons and want to discuss, explore, find solutions for and feel better about their situation.
(844) 394-9385 
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Nanaimo, BC V9R
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Christina James
Counsellor, MACP, MEd, CCC
Verified
Having obtained a deep understanding of the interconnectedness of body, emotions, mind, and soul and the impact of adverse experiences and suffering on the human spirit, I provide a holistic counselling approach adapted to each individual and family .
ACCEPTING CLIENTS NOW! I firmly believe that each person has the potential to overcome the effects of their difficult life experiences. I am committed to walk alongside you on your path towards healing from depression, anxiety, (complex) trauma, abuse, and other mental health challenges. Providing a safe, non-judgmental environment, I tailor my methods to your needs. I love and have experience working with individuals and families from a variety of cultural backgrounds. My expertise is in supporting those struggling with traumatic experiences as well as difficulties related to cultural and relational contexts.
(782) 823-3125 
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Nanaimo, BC V9R
Offers online therapy
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Megan Vandersluys
Counsellor, MEd, RCC
Verified
Additionally, as a Certified Step Family Counsellor I assist step parents to manage the complicated process of living in a step family .
I truly believe that the hardest part of parenting is undoing the hardwiring we experienced during our own childhood. I help adults make sense of what triggers their own reactivity with their kids, where that came from, how it plays out in their relationships and how to tame those triggers to break the cycle of authoritarian and shame based parenting. It is hard work making those changes but I truly believe it’s never too late to repair those relationships. Using EMDR, I help clients process past childhood memories that hold those negative reactions, so that we can heal and parent from a more empathetic and respectful place.
(778) 763-1446 x101 
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Nanaimo, BC V9S
Offers online therapy


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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.