Sexual Abuse Therapists in Nanaimo, BC

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Russell Stagg
MA, MC, LCT, RP
Verified
I help individuals and couples with a variety of concerns, and I specialize in trauma, particularly sexual abuse and sexual assault . My chaplaincy experience is often a reason people choose me. I start by trying to understand your situation as if it were my own, so you will feel deeply heard. I'll teach you cognitive-behavioural techniques to overcome toxic thoughts, behaviours, and emotions. You may also learn mindfulness if you are dealing with addiction, PTSD, or depression. If you're a couple, I'll help you focus on the powerful emotions underneath your anger, to avoid the negative anger-driven patterns of the past.
(506) 715-6716 
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Nanaimo, BC V9R
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Womb Wellness
Counsellor, MEd, RCC
Verified
Are you feeling “stuck” or experiencing physical or emotional symptoms such as : grief, anxiety or overwhelm from infertility and/or pregnancy loss, anxiety or depression during pregnancy or postpartum, trauma from a difficult birth, pelvic pain, tension, or heaviness , menstrual pain or PMS symptoms, or trauma from experiences of sexual assault ? Do you feel disconnected from your body, experience difficulty setting boundaries or taking care of your needs? Do you have a desire to express yourself, be heard, or feel understood? Do you have a desire to bring more creativity, joy or pleasure into your life? I can help.
(604) 229-5670 
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Nanaimo, BC V9R
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Tamar Bat El
Counsellor, PhD, RCC
Verified
I am a Registered Clinical Counsellor, and have also completed a Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology with a Depth-oriented focus. I've been working as a psychotherapist, crisis counsellor, psychoeducator, and group facilitator in the mental health field for over 20 years. My areas of expertise are in the clinical fields of sexual assault & incest, trauma, addictions, eating disorders and mood disorders. My therapeutic approach is multi-faceted, and I combine CBT, DBT, psychodynamic, humanistic, depth-oriented, insight-oriented, interpersonal, and existential philosophies in my practice.
(778) 766-4540 
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Nanaimo, BC V9R
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Earl Blacklock
Counsellor, MALM, MDiv, MC, CCC
Verified
I am both a trained therapeutic counsellor and trauma survivor from PTSD experienced as a result of a workplace assault .
My work is primarily with those who have experienced trauma - the experience of being emotionally and psychologically overwhelmed by adverse childhood experiences and adult traumatic events. My focus is always on the present - how can those debilitated by anxiety, shame, and poor self-worth become healthy enough to meet their own needs for income, housing, positive and affirming relationships, and physical and mental wellness.
(778) 770-2917 
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Nanaimo, BC V9R
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Emilie Kemlo Psychologist -Active Practice
Psychologist, MA, R, Psych, ACTIVE, PRACTIC
Verified
All clients wear a negative psychological suit of armor to protect ourselves from the 5 basic wounds of childhoood; Abandonment, Neglect, Rejection, Denial, Physical Abuse and Sexual Abuse .
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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Shift Intuit
Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Verified
There are five holistic counsellors on our team each with their own unique strengths, abilities, and niches. We combine researched counselling techniques with strong intuitive and sensitive abilities to get to the root of issues efficiently. Examples of issues include: personal growth, spiritual growth, anxiety, self-esteem, depression, anger, grief, self-harm, past traumas, sexual abuse , relational abuse, and more.
(587) 804-2191 
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Nanaimo, BC V9T
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Lyris Paña
Counsellor, RTC
Verified
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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Trishia Unrau
Counsellor, MA, MS, RCC
Verified
Now accepting new clients, adults only. I specialize in EMDR and Art Therapy/Expressive Arts Therapy. I am also trained in Sensorymotor Psychotherapy, Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT), Interpersonal Psychotherapy and Emotion Focused Therapy. Expressive Arts Therapy uses all the art forms including visual art, movement, music, theatre and writing. It is a gentle approach where internal resources are highlighted. It is a way to express, contain and problem solve difficult events and emotions. No art experience necessary.
(873) 503-0383 x6 
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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
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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
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Janice Michieli Counselling Services
Counsellor, RCC
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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Shannon Dikkema
Counsellor, BSc, RTC, RYT
Verified
Are you feeling stuck, anxious or experiencing the same-old challenges in your relationships? Somatic Therapy can safely get to the root of the issues and support your system to release these old patterns. I love working with all types of people, new to therapy, seasoned clients and everyone in between. My areas of passion and focus are attachment wounding, chronic pain, sexualized and domestic violence and personal and professional growth and development. I have a lot of experience with mindfulness based stress reduction and building capacity to feel "alive" in the body. www.resiliencesomatics.ca
(778) 766-5456 
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Nanaimo, BC V9R
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Sarah Montes Counselling
Counsellor, BscN, MACP, CCC, RCC
Verified
Hello! I am Sarah and I live and work on the homelands of the Hul’qumi’num People. I am an Internal Family Systems (IFS) trained therapist and I find great joy in journeying with individuals on their path to a healthy and integrated life. After working in physical and mental health professions for more than 15 years, I shifted to private practice mental health counselling as a means of helping clients enhance their resilience and coping skills.  I work hard to ensure a non-judgemental environment and welcome all clients, offering a safe place to tell your story. You are not alone.
(604) 227-1749 
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Nanaimo, BC V9S
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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
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Sacred Sessions Counselling
Counsellor, Deedre, Statz, BA, RTC
Verified
As women we are often taught to dim our light and play small placing the needs of others first. which can lead to anxiety, depression, and burnout. I work with women to help them uncover their inner strength, personal goals, and inner wisdom. so that they can thrive. My approach to counselling is deeply rooted in compassion and integrity blending each client’s individual belief system with their unique history and life experience. The Counselling I offer is both gentle and practical where we cam explore together your emotional physical intellectual & spiritual realms. Sessions are sacred space for you to discover your true self.
(778) 720-0961 
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Nanaimo, BC V9X
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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
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Lisa Bylsma
Counsellor, MEd
Verified
Currently accepting new clients - Meaningful. Authentic. Connected. - You’re probably here because you’re struggling in some way. Maybe you find you’ve lost your way or feel stuck. Perhaps you’re hurting emotionally. Or you feel alone and like no one understands you. It could be all of that and more. Life can be so messy and hard. Counselling can help. There is hope. You may be struggling, but you are not broken.
(825) 435-1008 
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Nanaimo, BC V9S
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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
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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
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Mia Maarika
Counsellor, RPC
Verified
My goal as a counselor is to create a safe environment and a trusting relationship so that you the client can explore and be curious about yourself even at those times when it is painful. When we grow we are going to be out of our comfort zone but when we feel safe and trusting we are more than capable to do the work to create a more fulfilling life. I use inner child work as the foundation for the work we do together.
(866) 948-9177 
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Nanaimo, BC V9R
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Sexual Abuse Counsellors
Child sexual abuse is the deliberate exposure of a minor child to sexual activity that the child cannot comprehend or consent to. This means a child is forced or talked into sex or sexual activities by another person. This behavior includes acts such as inappropriate touching of a child's breasts or genitalia, someone exposing their genitalia to a child, fondling, oral-genital contact, genital and anal intercourse, as well as exhibitionism, voyeurism, and exposure to pornography.

If you're looking for a counsellor that has treated clients who've experienced sexual abuse in Nanaimo or for Nanaimo sexual abuse counselling, these professionals provide confidential support for individuals in an abusive relationship. They include sexual abuse counsellors, sexual abuse psychologists and sexual abuse therapists. Counsellors can help with child abuse in Nanaimo and sexual violence in Nanaimo. An Nanaimo counsellor can identify the signs and causes of sexual abuse, discuss intervention and refer victims to shelters.