Trauma Focused Therapists in Nanaimo, BC

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Photo of Yvette Macarthur, Psychologist in Nanaimo, BC
Yvette Macarthur
Psychologist, MA, RPsych, RCC
Verified
Verified
I have had the honour throughout the past 20 years of my career to witness the power of individuals and families to make positive changes in their lives. My past experience includes work within counselling agencies, health centres, and with the government, supporting children, youth, and adults. My primary areas of therapy include anxiety, depression, stress, self esteem and interpersonal issues. I have specific training in cognitive-behavioural therapy and trauma focused CBT. I believe the relationship between myself and those I work with is integral, where your preferences inform our time together.
(587) 870-2356
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Nanaimo, BC V9S
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Ryan Slobodian
Counsellor, BA, MC, CCC, RCC, CSAT
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
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
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Eden Dratva
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
Accepting New Clients. I am a trauma-specific therapist and offer support to children, adolescents and adults who are experiencing mental health symptoms such as anxiety, depression, PTSD, substance use or relationship difficulties. These symptoms may be rooted in trauma, abuse or wounds from the past or you may be experiencing them for the first time; no matter your circumstance, I am here to listen. I also work with new and expectant mothers who may be struggling with postpartum anxiety or depression, intrusive thoughts, rage, loss of identity, or transitioning into their new role as a caregiver.
(867) 670-8317
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Nanaimo, BC V9R
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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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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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John Lawlor
Counsellor, PhD
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
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
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Allius Services Inc.
Counsellor, MA, RCC-ACS, RPT, BCRPT-S
Verified
12 Endorsed
Verified
12 Endorsed
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
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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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Kaitlyn Kraatz
Counsellor
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
I support people who have trauma, whether it's clear where the trauma came from or not. If you have learned to fear parts of yourself, cut off access to joy, or hide who you are, I might be a good therapy fit. I work with folks toward gentle, meaningful life changes (even if it's hard to imagine what those changes might be). I welcome bookings for both individual and relationship work - you can read a more detailed bio and schedule a free, 15-minute meet-and-greet call at www.expressivewellness.ca/kaitlyn.html.
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Nanaimo, BC V9T
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Trishia Unrau
Counsellor, MA, MS, RCC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
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.
(778) 762-3750 x6
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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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Erin Kristine Todsen
Counsellor, MA
Verified
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
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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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Stephanie Harris
Counsellor, MA, RCC
Verified
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
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Shawna Morland
Counsellor, MA, RCC
Verified
Verified
If you are struggling and faced with challenges that may be overwhelming and getting in the way of everyday life, I welcome you to reach out to me. These challenges can hold us back from reaching our goals and may negatively impact our relationships. I know reaching out for help can be difficult, but it is a great step in creating lasting change. I work collaboratively with you to explore your unique circumstances in order to overcome issues that are affecting you presently, but also those that may be more deeply ingrained and harder to understand and move on from.
(902) 706-8377
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Nanaimo, BC V9R
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John Taylor, Reg Clinical Counsellor MA, RCC, CCC
Counsellor, MA, RCC, CCC
Verified
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
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Photo of Melanie Digney, Counsellor in Nanaimo, BC
Melanie Digney
Counsellor, MC, RCC
Verified
Verified
Are you struggling with difficult emotions or anxious thoughts? Are you experiencing changes, challenges or losses which make it difficult to function? I work with adults who are feeling overwhelmed by daily life, in their relationships or at work. Using a person-centred approach, I offer a safe space where you can feel comfortable, heard and understood. A place where we can work together on your goals at your pace, attending to your unique requirements and the situations you are responding to. I draw from various theoretical perspectives to gain insight into your life experiences and narrow the focus to what is important to you.
(778) 715-5067
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Nanaimo, BC V9S
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Christina James
Counsellor, MACP, MEd, CCC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
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
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Gillian Sutherland
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, RCSW, RCC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
At Central Island Counselling, our clients will immediately find an advocate with compassion, acceptance and expertise. We provide the highest standard of private clinical counselling services to adults, youth, children and families in the Nanaimo area and beyond. We value privacy, professionalism and creativity in care. Our mission is to safely guide each client while they rediscover their internal resources. You are not alone and there is a path forward to healing.
(226) 799-0835
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Nanaimo, BC V9V
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Victoria Anne Pawlowski
MEd, RCC
Verified
2 Endorsed
Verified
2 Endorsed
Struggling with self-criticism, shame, low self-esteem, stress, depression, anxiety, trauma, chronic illness, eating disorders, family conflict, relationship struggles, life changes or grief? Needing support, new skills or help for moving forward? You deserve to find more peace and well-being. I can help. Together we will explore what is getting the way, heal what needs to be healed, feel what needs to be felt and learn what needs to be learned.
(778) 860-4271
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Nanaimo, BC V9R
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What type of mental health professional is right for me?
While most types of therapy have a lot in common, they also fall into clusters that share core features, such as cognitive therapies or psychodynamic approaches. It is important to seek someone who practices evidence-based therapy, meaning one or more forms of treatment that have been scientifically evaluated and tested, and demonstrate consistent improvement for a majority of patients.

If you are unsure about choosing the right therapist, psychologist, or counsellor, it might be useful to first learn more about therapy types and modalities.

How to find a therapist or counsellor in Nanaimo?
When looking to find a therapist, start by considering training and credentials. Studies also indicate that the therapeutic alliance, or the relationship the client develops with the therapist, is an important factor in their ability to work together to achieve the client’s goals.

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.

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Many therapists accept health insurance. Check to see if your insurance is covered. Feel free to discuss this when you contact the therapist.