Gambling Therapists in Nanaimo, BC

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Photo of Dean Henry Laviolette, Counsellor in Nanaimo, BC
Dean Henry Laviolette
Counsellor, MA, RCC
Verified
Areas of interest and treatment include: Depression/anxiety, loss/grief, gambling , men's issues, substance abuse, parent coaching, self-esteem, child and youth care counselling, suicidal ideation, and anger management.
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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Lindy Devine
Counsellor, MEd, RCC, SEP
Verified
I am a contractor with the Responsible and Problem Gambling program and offers free problem gambling counselling to anyone who is impacted by gambling issues.
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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Upaya Alliance Counselling
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW RSW
Verified
I have extensive experience working with individuals who experience depression; anxiety; chronic health problems; and/or problematic gambling .
Are you unhappy with your life? Do you long to be an emotionally healthier person? Do you have difficulty with relationships with others? Is your addiction in the driver's seat? If you answered yes to any of these questions, you are not alone and there is always hope for positive change. I am an experienced therapist and an excellent listener and problem solver. I embrace an attitude of patience and non-judgement. I will gently challenge you to accept new information with an attitude of respect and kindness. I believe that we are all capable of meaningful and long lasting change.
(604) 373-0768 
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Nanaimo, BC V9R
Offers online therapy
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Pauline Goh
Counsellor, MA, RCC, FOT
Verified
You may be bumping into challenges, hurdles, and fears, and noticing unhealthy repetitive patterns which are in the way of the life you truly want. I can support you to gently explore all those parts of you with curiosity and non judgement. My 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 look forward to accompanying you on your healing journey, to tap into your implicit body-mind knowing and what is present in your body to deepen your awareness and consciousness.
(855) 997-7100 
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Nanaimo, BC V9R
Not accepting new clients
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Ryan Slobodian
Counsellor, BA, MC, CCC, RCC, CSAT
Verified
Do you feel bogged down by intense anxiety or stress? Do you feel hopeless or depressed about your life? Are the relationships in your life are imbalanced or filled with tension? Are you having trouble letting go of difficult past experiences or memories? Does addiction have a tight grip on your life? If you relate to any of those questions and would like help navigating difficult emotions, behaviours, relationships, or trauma, come talk to me. I would be honoured to be a part of your journey and help you achieve your goals.
(778) 764-1175 
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Nanaimo, BC V9T
Offers online therapy
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Ron Lafleur
Counsellor, M, Ed, RCC
Verified
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
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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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Ian Gartshore
Marriage & Family Therapist, MTh
Verified
When life is difficult the resulting symptoms usually include depression, anxiety, fear, anger and/or withdrawal. Rather than avoiding these states I have helped hundreds of clients turn them into resources, significantly improving their lives --usually after only a few sessions. I have 25+ years experience working with couples, individuals, families and groups, and have supervised 20+ new therapists. I specialize with couples, helping them to move beyond arguing, tension, anger, resentment and distancing into happy couples. My clients turn their problems into workable solutions. Free tips: www.shorecounselling.ca.
(855) 336-1330 
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Nanaimo, BC V9R
Offers online therapy
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Jade Seabrook
Counsellor, MA, RCC, CSAT, BRI
Verified
Working with others is my life's passion. It stems from my sincere desire to help people develop insight into their lives and the relationships they are connected through. Culturally sensitive, empathetic, compassionate but direct, I am regarded as non-judgmental and accepting. My professional background is in mental health, addictions, sexually challenges as well as working with couples/families affected by systemic issues. Together we will foster effective communication skills, self-care, health, future goals and building of respectful relationships. It is my sincere pleasure to be part of someone's journey to find deeper meaning in their lives
(844) 734-1421 
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Nanaimo, BC V9T
Offers online therapy
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Island Clinical Counselling Ltd.
Counsellor, RCC, RSW
Verified
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.
(249) 495-5280 
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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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Mark Ring
Counsellor, MA, RCC
Verified
With over fifteen years of experience and a commitment to ongoing education/training I can help you. Whether you need a safe, non-judgemental person to talk to, mindfulness-based cognitive therapy to help with anger, anxiety or depression, a scientific non-twelve step approach to addictions/compulsive behaviour or hypnotherapy to help with all the above as well as letting go of the past or removal of PTSD/PTSD-like symptoms in a non-retraumatizing manner, I can provide you with the effective services that you need.
(866) 625-7117 
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Nanaimo, BC V9R
Offers online therapy
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Ycha Gil
Counsellor, BCRCC
Verified
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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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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Kathryn Joy Atkinson
Counsellor, MA, RCC
Verified
To all of you who feel weary, frightened, overwhelmed, alone: take refuge here. You are not alone. There is hope. Although the waves seem too rough, they can be calmed. Let’s navigate these storms together. I am Kathryn Atkinson and I want to provide you with a safe space to share your struggles, be truly heard, and understood. Together we will find ways to increase your resilience and climb those mountains that seem insurmountable or traverse those dark storms that seem unending.
(778) 718-5446 
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Nanaimo, BC V9R
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
Waitlist for new clients
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John Lawlor
Counsellor, PhD
Verified
Are you or a loved one struggling with alcohol or drug related problems? Addiction disorders isolate individuals from family, loved ones, community, and ultimately themselves. Many individuals may be fearful or have uncertainty reaching out for help. Be assured, I bring a relaxed non-judgemental approach to the therapeutic relationship and specialize in working with adults experiencing difficulty with addiction and related co-occurring disorders. I have worked in the addiction and mental health field since 2008 and have held clinical and management positions in inpatient, outpatient, and continuing care settings.
(587) 812-4142 
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Nanaimo, BC V9X
Offers online therapy
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Strength Counselling Services
Counsellor, MEd, RCC, CCC, RSW, RP
Verified
We are a highly diverse team of counsellors with decades of experience treating nearly any mental health concern. We provide individual, couples, family and group e-counselling services to individuals aged 13 and beyond.
(873) 363-1012 
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Nanaimo, BC V9R
Offers online therapy
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Des Lynch
Counsellor, HBSW, BA, RCC, RSW
Verified
Do you sometimes feel overwhelmed, stressed, or depressed. Are you unhappy in your relationship. Are you or a family member abusing alcohol or mood-altering drugs. I offer a safe, relaxed and confidential environment to talk through your challenges and learn new coping strategies to build resilience in your life.
(778) 765-3127 
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Nanaimo, BC V9R
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Bronwen Rutter
Counsellor, MEd, RCC
Verified
I am trained to work with individuals, couples, youth and families, and will provide support and encouragement to achieve breakthrough for emotional and relational concerns. I also support parents to enhance skills and find greater satisfaction in raising their children. I have over twenty-five years in the counselling field and can provide a supportive, caring space for clients to share their concerns, learn effective coping strategies, begin recovery and reconnect with life.
(778) 949-9020 
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Office is near:
Nanaimo, BC V9R
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Gambling Counsellors
A compulsive gambler or a pathological gambler is someone who is unable to resist his or her impulses to gamble. The urge to gamble becomes so great that tension can only be relieved by more gambling.

There is a very fine line between problem gambling or Nanaimo gambling addiction and gambling too much. The critical sign of problem gambling is often hidden from awareness, with denial. Many gamblers in Nanaimo typically do not know they have a problem. Admitting you have a problem, or may have a problem, is the first step to recovery.

Treatment options include individual and group psychotherapy, and self-help support groups such as Gamblers Anonymous (a 12-step program for gamblers). Abstinence principles that apply to other types of addiction are also relevant in the treatment of compulsive gambling behavior in Nanaimo.

Recently, medications such as antidepressants, opioid antagonists, and mood stabilizers have been shown to be beneficial in combination with gambling treatment by a Nanaimo gambling counsellor or gambling counsellors in Nanaimo or those experienced with gambling behaviors in Nanaimo.