Indigenous Peoples Therapists in Nanaimo, BC

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Restorative Counselling
Counsellor, MA, RCC
Verified
My approach to clients is always strength-based, as I believe that every individual has unique strengths and resiliencies that can serve as a foundation for their personal growth. One of my key professional interests the cultivation of resilience (the ability to bounce back from adversity), and self-efficacy (one's own belief in their capacity to change and achieve goals). I believe that both of these internal resources can be cultivated in any individual through personal exploration and self-reflection. I assist clients in tapping into existing strengths. First Nations Clients that qualify for FNHA funding can attend free.
(778) 800-3826 
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Nanaimo, BC V9R
Offers online therapy
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Sandra Karlsen
Counsellor, MSW, RSW
Verified
Hello. Welcome, I am keen to join you in your journey to reclaim and reconnect with your authentic self. My purpose is to create the space for you to uncover your core self, what is authentic and right for you. My work is based on a relationship of trust, safety and warmth with whom I work. At times the work of therapy is challenging and it may include vulnerable terrain. I believe the drive toward growth and healing is present within each of us and that counselling helps this innate drive to emerge. Therapy acts as a positive space, helping us to regain our resilience and ability to shine in our own unique way.
(778) 906-2604 
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Nanaimo, BC V9R
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Heather Thrasher
Counsellor, BSW, MA
Verified
Relationships are built at the speed of trust and I believe the relationship created between therapist and client is the foundational component in the therapeutic process. I bring 14 years of experience working with families and individuals in various capacities and create a treatment plan specific to your individual needs. I identify as a Métis female - European/French/Indigenous, and honour the ability to work and play on the unceded lands of the Tla'Amin Peoples. I'm grateful to be able to walk alongside you and support you on your journey.
(778) 488-9402 
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Nanaimo, BC V9R
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Rebecca Fairweather (She They)
Counsellor, MA, RCC
Verified
I offer person-centered, strength-based services to support clients with anxiety, low mood, OCD, trauma healing, addiction, relationships, and sexuality. My areas of focus include: LGBTQIA2+ Affirming Counselling: I offer a safe space to explore sexuality, gender identity, and the umbrella of diverse expressions within the community.
(778) 771-3876 
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Nanaimo, BC V9R
Offers online therapy
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Oceanside Counselling Solutions
Counsellor, MA, RCC
Verified
I bring decades of experience helping emergency services and health care professionals find solutions to the cumulative stress they experience every day in their jobs. Without a safe place to work through these normal reactions to abnormal events, careers can be cut short and the families of these professionals struggle as well. Together we can find solutions for work related stress and other issues such as: the impact on the families, grief and loss, addiction/recovery and enhance existing coping skills. I enjoy working with a wide range of age groups from young adult to adult.
(778) 654-4718 
Nanaimo, BC V9T
Offers online therapy
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Lindy Devine
Counsellor, MEd, RCC, SEP
Verified
I have been working as a counsellor for 24 years and my work focuses on addiction and trauma issues. They often go hand in hand but not always as each person is unique. The focus of my counselling work is very respectful as I acknowledge that you know yourself best. Most people seek out counselling because they are stuck in old patterns that they have outgrown yet need help to move forward in a new, more helpful way. I appreciate the courage it takes to reach out and I will work hard to help you make the changes you need.
(866) 355-7573 
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Nanaimo, BC V9R
Offers online therapy
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Dean Henry Laviolette
Counsellor, MA, RCC
Verified
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 
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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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Linda Sutton Counselling Services
Counsellor, MA, RCC
Verified
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
Offers online therapy
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Mandy Fudge
Counsellor, MACP, RCC
Verified
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
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J. Woychuk Counselling and Psychotherapy
Counsellor, MA, CCC
Verified
I'm here to provide a safe space in your time of distress, crisis or loss. Safety begins with connecting with another human being and not being alone in your struggle. Whatever is happening for you will be accepted and faced together. We will work to stabilize your situation and then begin the process of working toward your goals for recovery and growth. You will always be treated as a unique human being and your diversity will be recognized and valued.
(249) 503-3853 
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Nanaimo, BC V9V
Offers online therapy
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Parent Support and Consulting
Psychologist, BSc MEd
Verified
I'm a currently retired child psychologist from Alberta offering support for parents. My experience is from a wide array of practice areas; play therapy for mental health issues such as attachment disorder, anxiety and depression. Family life changes (divorce, death, moves) and learning disabilities. Liaison with parents, teachers, psychiatrists and mental health professionals.
(587) 815-5123 
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Nanaimo, BC V9S
Offers online therapy
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Lisa Hardy
Counsellor, BA, MPS, CCC
Verified
Sometimes our greatest discomfort comes when we aren’t who we once were and we’re not yet who we are becoming. We need help to step into this new reality. It is possible to go through life’s challenges with support, guidance and inspiration. Trauma can fracture us from our authentic self. Therapy can help to put the pieces together: mind, body, heart and soul. It is possible to discover new internal resources that bring an increased feeling of self-mastery, self-awareness and self-confidence. It is possible that successfully going through life’s rites of passage can lead to a clear vision for a future filled with purpose.
(450) 234-0867 
Nanaimo, BC V9R
Offers online therapy
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Barb Foston
Counsellor, MA, RCC
Verified
Many of the individuals I see feel stuck and unsure of their capacity to manage life struggles independently. Providing a safe space in which to process these challenges nurtures hope and offers a sense of clarity. I intend for you to leave sessions feeling empowered to make decisions that bring you closer to living authentically. I engage with curiosity, sensitivity, warmth, and a bit of humour. I know that when you enter the room, you bring a wealth of experience that is unique to you. Therefore, consideration will be given to your individual characteristics, preferences, needs, beliefs, and abilities.
(778) 770-5348 
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Nanaimo, BC V9T
Offers online therapy
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Christine G Hall
Counsellor, MA, RCC
Verified
.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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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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Sit with Mia Psychotherapy
Counsellor, MA, RCC
Verified
Many young women seek counselling because they have experienced traumatic or difficult situations. I know how these deeply felt experiences can leave us feeling alone, unable to verbalize our distress to those close to us. The lasting impact of past experiences and traumas on current relationships, beliefs and behaviours can keep us feeling stuck in painful patterns. I work with individuals experiencing a range of symptoms including anxiety that impacts daily functioning, disordered eating, body image issues and the impact of sexual trauma. I also specialize in working with those experiencing the impact of complex trauma.
(450) 367-9519 
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Nanaimo, BC V9T
Offers online therapy
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Amelie Blanchard
Art Therapist, BFA, DKATI, RCAT
Verified
What ever you may be going through, you deserve to been heard and seen, to find a place to reflect and gain perspective. Art therapy is a way of being curious, empathetic, aware of ourselves and the world we live in. Art therapy is an invitation. It can be both a place of validation and a place to challenge the ways we make sense of the world. Engaging in art in such a way is an invitation to grow and learn to be with what is.
(587) 842-0150 
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Nanaimo, BC V9T
Offers online therapy
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John Taylor, Reg Clinical Counsellor MA, RCC, CCC
Counsellor, MA, RCC, CCC
Verified
Turn relationship issues, anxiety, depression, and stress downside-up and stop repeating the same troublesome patterns. I am an experienced counsellor who can help you turn problems into solutions, getting you the tools you need to make real changes, starting now. Doing more than just listen, I help you deal with problems and underlying causes so that you can gain relief now and for the future. Life is better with help: I can help with relationships, infidelity, trust, depression, anxiety, self-esteem, sex issues, panic, addictions, anger, trauma, grief, and more. Frowns really can turn into smiles.
(855) 782-3011 
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Nanaimo, BC V9T
Offers online therapy
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The Therapy Place Counselling Group LTD
Counsellor, MC, RCC
Verified
We're a group of experienced, trained, and professional counsellors who serve the mid-island area and beyond. We also provide online services for those who prefer it or for those who live outside of the geographic area. Are you dealing with depression, anxiety, stress, relationship turmoil? We can help!
(250) 616-3579 
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Nanaimo, BC V9R
Offers online therapy
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Indigenous Peoples Counsellors
These professionals provide therapy, psychotherapy and counseling in Nanaimo that's sensitive to Indigenous Peoples cultural issues. "First Peoples" includes Inuit, First Nations (Indians) and Métis. Therapists and counsellors for Indigenous Peoples generally provide therapy for all of these groups. They include First Nations therapists, First Nations psychologists, First Nations psychotherapists and First Nations counselors.