LGBTQ+ Therapists in Nelson, BC

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Axel McGown
Registered Therapeutic Counselor - Candidate, RTCc
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
As a queer and nonbinary person, I’m is committed to affirming experiences and identities that are traditionally marginalized, and my counselling work is grounded in an understanding of how systems of oppression impact our lives and the challenges we face.
Are things feeling like a lot right now? It's tough out there. Whether you're struggling in your relationships, wondering what the heck a boundary is and how to create them, needing ways to cope with a really intense world, or wanting to trace a frustrating pattern and find new ways forward, you deserve support. I work with folks who are feeling stuck or overwhelmed to build resilience and choice. Using a somatic, attachment-based approach, I aim to create a space of care and acceptance for folks to name and feel feelings, map out unhelpful patterns, and practice new ways of navigating life’s challenges.
(431) 430-4118
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Sawah Danniels
Counsellor, MA, CCC
Verified
2 Endorsed
Verified
2 Endorsed
Are you experiencing fear or uncertainty regarding confirmed or suspected neurodivergence? Desire guidance on how start with identity exploration (be it gender related, sexual orientation, or prompted by age, aha moments and more)? Wanting to evaluate or re-evaluate your relationship structure or orientation? Do you want someone who comes at these issues with a relaxed and curious mindset, working with you to find the obstacles and helping you find your self-awareness and goals? If so we may be a good fit. My passion is working with clients to help them navigate the questions above and more, often touching on multiple themes.
(343) 309-9206
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Nelson, BC V1L
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Liz Babcock
Counsellor, RTC, RYT
Verified
Verified
I am Registered Therapeutic Counsellor with The Association of Cooperative Counselling Therapist of Canada as well as an experienced Body Centred Therapist. I offer a person-centred, strength based and trauma informed approach to counselling. You might be struggling with anxiety, depression, loss of direction, grief, relationship issues or other transitions in life that inspired your search for support. Gaining the ability to view yourself with compassion, acceptance and a renewed sense of peace is possible. It is only in the dark that we can see the light and I hope to assist you here, just where you are.
(705) 710-2201
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Christine Rookwood
LCSW, MSW, RSW, RCC
If you are struggling with a particular issue, feeling lost in a relationship; intimate or professional, worrying and lacking the motivation to put ideas/thoughts into action, or just generally feeling stuck, I'm glad you are here. Life is complex and doesn't come with clear and definitive guidelines. No wonder we can feel overwhelmed! Sometimes it can just feel like it too much to manage alone. Working in a therapeutic relationship where you are the focus can help you find ways to learn, grow, and heal.
(647) 930-6082
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Gabriel Keczan Coaching & Therapy
Art Therapist, RTC, DKATI
2 Endorsed
2 Endorsed
I help men stop lying and start leading. I mostly serve men who are future-focussed, ready to invest in growth and willing to step into self-leadership. We confront the deeper truth, to address the obstacles and reverse engineer the lies & false belief's about the self. I work with mythic imagination & accountability to inspire personal growth & transformation. I see couples and teach the importance of sexual polarity, presence & healthy attachments. My focus is on purpose alignment, courage, expanding personal power & personal freedom, transforming anger into powerful leadership, turning fear into fuel & spiritual evolution.
(778) 762-3280
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Stefania Zwirello
Counsellor, RCC
Verified
5 Endorsed
Verified
5 Endorsed
Now accepting clients across British Columbia. Helping people feel empowered through emotional healing is my passion. As a Registered Clinical Counsellor (RCC), I work with individuals and with couples/relationships. My intention is to help you— or you and your partner— find the inner strength and resilience that is already there. I know what it’s like to encounter obstacles, to feel stuck-at times very stuck— and to work through it, with all the frustrations and surprises that might bring. With intention, wisely chosen resources, and support, what you dream is possible to bring about.
(613) 909-8770
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Tahni Fornes
Counsellor, RTC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
You can feel more free, grounded, safe and strong, Perceive more choices - Sing your song! Heal from trauma, Grow in wisdom and equanimity Delight in your essential self Develop capacity!
(778) 771-4356
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Christina Clapperton
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MEd, MSW, RSW, EMDR
Verified
Verified
I believe that all human beings have a remarkable ability to grow and change. Some clients come to me with a great deal of depression or hopelessness about their lives without the insight as to how they can be helped. I use a strengths-based approach as I listen to their stories to find the hope, possibilities, and resiliencies that coexist alongside suffering and insecurities. All therapies are evidenced-based and trauma informed.
(778) 767-0910
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Sandy Maclean MA Rcc
Counsellor, BSc, MA, RCC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
I am a Clinical Counsellor (BCACC) working in person and online helping couples and individuals with: relationship issues, trauma, anxiety, depression, addictions, eating disorders and chronic pain. I have been in practice for 16 years with extensive training and experience in: Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Somatic Experiencing, Emotionally Focused Therapy, EMDR, Mindfulness and Addictions Recovery. I help people resolve problems with thoughts, emotions, reactions and habits. I am launching a relationship course for couples to work through from home (with live support) to turn things around when difficulty starts before therapy.
(866) 939-0274
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Nelson, BC V1L
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Siarra Layla Sens
Pre-Licensed Professional, MA
Verified
Verified
Using a depth-psychodynamic approach, I work primarily with individuals who seek a deeper understanding of their inner and outer worlds, and I am particularly fond of working with those in/around their Saturn Return—the quarterlifers (early 20s to mid 30s). Sessions may consist of: exploring your childhood patterns, relationships and attachment styles; analyzing dreams; inner child and shadow work; strengthening trust in your inner knowing; coaching around manifesting your life goals; somatic and mindfulness exercises; and compassionate confrontation around where you are stuck in your growth or blocking the progress of your healing.
(778) 717-3192
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Shannon M Murphy
Counsellor, MA, RCC
Verified
Verified
As we collaborate, I offer engaged, competent support to make lasting changes within a reasonable time frame, whether you are in acute distress or simply want to move towards a more rich and fulfilling life. Counselling sessions will be co–created with you and tailored to your needs. I offer you a healing experience that is sensitive to your strengths as well as your pain. Entering into counselling is an act of courage as it takes commitment to create a healthy life and to integrate difficult experiences. I am trained in a variety of modalities such as Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Somatic Therapies and Hypnotherapy.
(778) 765-8144
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Helena Bryn-McLeod
Pre-Licensed Professional, BA, BEd, MA
Verified
Verified
My primary goals include helping individuals and couples deal effectively with their mental health concerns, either from historical events or current experiences. I enjoy working with all walks of life however my expertise includes working with children aged 10+, teens, women aged 20-45, and those experiencing PTSD, sexual assault, anxiety, depression, self esteem and body related concerns. I'm trained and utilize integrative approaches including mindfulness based cognitive therapies, psycho-education and humanistic methodologies. I operate from a culturally responsive mind set and hope to work with clients from all backgrounds.
(672) 648-0551
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Carly Lauder
Counsellor, RTC, RST
Verified
3 Endorsed
Verified
3 Endorsed
Life can be challenging, stretching us beyond what we believe we are capable of sustaining. We can often feel stuck, not knowing how to break free from unhelpful patterns, or not able to cope with the intensity of the feelings we are experiencing. The good news is that you don’t have to do it alone. I offer a safe place to land and support for whatever you are going through. Together, through reflection and exploration, we can bring compassionate awareness and a deepening understanding to your experience and work together to create the changes you are seeking.
(431) 244-4988
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Aspen Winds Counselling
Counsellor, RCC, MACP, HBA
Verified
Verified
Everyone at some point in their lives encounters difficult experiences and I believe everyone can benefit from a non-partial witness to the difficulties life brings. I specialize in issues surrounding depression and anxiety as well as trauma and abuse using mindfulness and somatic-based approaches. I endeavour to collaborate with clients through deep listening, compassionate reflection and evidence based practices to help you shift your responses and make choices to help yourself heal.
(289) 536-4029
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Lauren J Heckley
Counsellor, MC, RCC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
If you're looking for a counsellor who creates a safe and comfortable space, then I am a strong candidate. I am down to earth; my style is genuine, comfortable, and strengths-focused. I value empowering my clients more than anything. I am an ally, an advocate, and everyone’s number one fan. I am not the counsellor who will tell you what to do, I value collaboration, and together we will come up with the solution and therapeutic practices that suit YOU. You are the expert of your life, I am the expert in mental health support - together we will make a strong team.
(587) 419-6938
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Nelson, BC V1L
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Jennifer Reid
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, RSW
Verified
Verified
Hello! I am a registered social worker and mental health clinician who has worked in diverse mental health settings for over 18 years. Accessing counselling helps us navigate trauma, learn new coping skills, examine our relationships, work towards self acceptance, adapt to life transitions and change how we see ourselves. I use an integrative approach drawing on; mindfulness, cognitive behavioral therapy, compassionate inquiry, DBT and harm reduction. I prioritize cultivating a positive and aligned therapeutic relationship to ensure you are seen, heard and supported in your journey towards wellness.
(867) 992-2364
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Nicole Ripley
Counsellor, BA, MA, RCC
Verified
4 Endorsed
Verified
4 Endorsed
I am a Registered Clinical Counsellor working both online and in-person with individuals and couples aiming to find functional solutions to persistent problems and challenging life circumstances. I provide short-term counselling to explore solutions to specific problems and long-term therapy to address historical issues, trauma and persistent patterns. I work collaboratively with you to build an individualized treatment plan based on your current needs, motivations and strengths. I utilize CBT, EMDR, DBT, EFT and other empirically-based interventions to help you overcome your symptoms and any related distress.
(819) 307-8016
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Sara Kammerzell
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, Sara Kammerzell, M Ed, RCC, CCPA
Verified
Verified
Tele, Video and Walk and Talk. My passion in life is people, and my personal and professional motto is “Live true. Love deep”. I’m ever intrigued and inspired by the precious and unique journey of each unfolding person—galvanizing that movement towards wholeness and connection is my raison d’être. To this purpose, I bring a Masters degree in Counselling Psychology, 20 years of experience, and advanced studies and certification in Relationships, Recovery, Trauma, Deep Sexuality, and Transpersonal psychology. I work with individuals, couples, and groups to reclaim their full human potential and live their deepest truth.
(604) 992-9954
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Dr. David Hersh - Hersh Ctr for Sexual Wellness
EdD, LMFT, CST, ABS, FAACS
1 Endorsed
1 Endorsed
My specialty is Human Sexuality. I'm a Certified Sex Therapist, Psychotherapist and am a retired Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT). I have 40+ years experience. I was trained, mentored and supervised by Dr. Wardell Pomeroy of the Kinsey Institute. I help my patients achieve their greatest sexual and relationship potential, beyond diagnosis and treatment of their concerns, to reach the most exciting levels of an intimate relationship. I see many patients online. It is efficient and effective, and it permits the intimacy and immediacy of an in-office consultation, from the comfort of your home or office.
(250) 352-0151
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Ava Clark Counselling
Counsellor, MA, BFA, CCC
Verified
Verified
Currently accepting Online Clients! With over 15 years of experience in the mental health field, I work with a range of populations and issues; Anxiety, Depression, OCD, Life changes, Interpersonal conflict, Grief, Trauma, Postpartum depression, and many other areas. I come from a client centered philosophy and respect your right to privacy. I am passionate about helping people reach their mental health and wellness goals.
(289) 799-3860
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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 Nelson 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 Nelson 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 Nelson, or Child Psychologists in Nelson.

Many find it useful to use filters to view only psychologists that have experience working with certain issues, like Nelson 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 Nelson 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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