Somatic Therapists in Nelson, BC

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Carly Lauder
Counsellor, RTC, RST
Verified
3 Endorsed
Verified
3 Endorsed
I specialize in Relational Somatic Therapy which is designed to gently, respectfully, & compassionately support the renegotiation of trauma and one’s ability to access the body’s wisdom & innate ability to rebalance & regulate.
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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Nelson, BC V1L
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Tahni Fornes
Counsellor, RTC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
Somatic Psychotherapy, trauma resolution, attachment healing, pre and perinatal.
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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Nelson, BC V1L
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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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Nelson, BC V1L
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Yogita Nathalie Bouchard
Counsellor, RTC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
Relational Somatic Therapy is a counselling therapy where the therapist's presence and attunement is of most importance.
There are times in our lives when we just need someone there. Someone who we know gets us and cares as much as we do. At times it's when it's most difficult to reach out, we feel vulnerable and perhaps alone. We can be dealing with old resurfacing trauma, or behaviors we don't understand why they are happening. Perhaps we have anxiety, depression or grief has come knocked at our door. Relationships are challenging us. We want to be met and have a sense of being seen for who and what we are. We long to be understood or simply to find new ways of being and wonder how to get there. We long for change and the knowing that we are OK.
(778) 760-3947
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Nelson, BC V1L
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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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Michelle Binnie
Counsellor, MA, RCC , CCPA
Verified
Verified
I specialized in a Somatic and Early Developmental Shock Trauma therapy.
I'm a Registered Clinical Counsellor with the British Columbia Association of Clinical Counsellors (BCACC). Although life can seem busy and chaotic at times, our time together is an opportunity to slow down, become clear and find ways to resolve current concerns or issues from the past that interfere with living fully in the present. Your health, wellness and goals come first. I work with individuals struggling with a wide range of concerns, such as anxiety, depression, self-esteem, trauma injuries, developmental stages, disordered eating, relationship issues, as well as life transitions and grief.
(778) 765-3076
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Nelson, BC V1L
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Lindsay Thompson
Counsellor, BA, RTC
Verified
Verified
The human journey can be an intense, winding, and turbulent one. I am here to meet you where you are at and support you in your journey of personal growth. I intend to empower you to discover your own innate knowing of what you need. My role is as a caring guide, companion and witness to your personal journey and evolution. I offer custom packages to best serve my clients and am fully committed to their healing process. In my practice I draw from my training in Relational Somatic Therapy, Pre and Perinatal Attachment Therapy, Eastern Spirituality, and Cross-Cultural Shamanism.
(778) 720-6366
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Nelson, BC V1L
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Current-Wisdom: End of Life & Counselling Services
Counsellor, RTC
Verified
Verified
As an Indigenous/mixed person, my life’s paths and experiences encouraged the sharing of my gifts so that I may be in service to others. I’m deeply connected to and inspired by ritual, ceremony, community, and the personal journey of walking the complex edges of life. With a trauma informed lens, I weaving relational somatic psychotherapy and grief work to be a gentle guide and advocate, to hold space and offer support for life's current and unexpected challenges.
(579) 500-5893
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Nelson, BC V1L
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John Alton
Counsellor, RTC
Verified
Verified
My training is in Relational Somatic Therapy, which is an approach that focuses on creating safety and trust in the client-therapist relationship.
As a therapist, my intension is to be present and compassionate with whatever challenges my clients face. I also strive to create a relationship with safety, trust and honesty. I work with adults facing a wide variety of challenges, such as relationship difficulties, stress and anxiety, depression, compulsive habits, and other self-defeating behaviours. I call my practice Compassionate Counselling because I believe that warmth, understanding and acceptance are the primary forces of healing.
(778) 767-2281
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Nelson, BC V1L
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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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Axel McGown
Registered Therapeutic Counselor - Candidate, RTCc
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
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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Nelson, BC V1L
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Heather Jorissen
Counsellor, MA, RCC
Verified
Verified
I practice counselling from a client-centred holistic perspective. Compassion and curiosity are at the forefront of my approach while supporting the strengths of my clients and their innate healing intelligence. Our therapeutic work will be held in a relational/attachment lens that is trauma informed and engaged with the regulation of the nervous system. As a Registered Clinical Counsellor (RCC,) I hold a Masters in Counselling Psychology, and my practice is also informed by Emotion Focused Therapy, Process Work, Compassionate Inquiry, Internal Family Systems, Somatic Therapy, nature-based healing, and nutrition.
(343) 313-0945
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Nelson, BC V1L
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Cheryl Smith
Counsellor, RPC
Verified
Verified
Somatic Experiencing and Attachment theory techniques help rewire your nervous system after trauma.
Life can be unsettling, overwhelming, even traumatic at times. Self-esteem can waiver, relationships can be difficult, we can become anxious, depressed, experience guilt, loss and sadness. All are normal parts of the human experience, yet not always easy to navigate on our own. My belief is that through a dialogical relationship with a compassionate other, while listening to the information our body provides, healing is very possible. I aim to create an environment which assists couples in acquiring skills to strengthen communication and connection. Individual uniqueness is celebrated as are an understanding of individual needs.
(867) 322-4203
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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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Nelson, BC V1L
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Lore McLaren
Counsellor, MTC, RTC
Verified
Verified
I offer an integrative, trauma-informed and foundational approach of relational somatic therapy.
I offer compassion, skill, and deep presence to support you to expand your awareness and understanding of your self, your relationships, your past, your present and your paths forward. We work collaboratively to strengthen your coping, self care and thriving practices, and to process, digest and integrate your life experiences. You determine the choices, decisions and changes that are right for you. I bring empathy, creativity, attunement and years of experience to the process of supporting the emergence of clarity, insight, and resolve to ultimately serve your deepest well-being and your most authentic self.
(778) 901-6247
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Stephanie Stevens
Counsellor, MA, CCC
Verified
Verified
My experience working in Social Work and Counselling has afforded me the opportunity to work with diverse and vulnerable clients in clinical settings, as part of an interdisciplinary team, and individually in grassroots environments. This combination of experience has shaped the counsellor I am, which is one that works from a trauma-informed person-centered approach and incorporates a mixture of mainstream counselling approaches such as trauma treatment, cognitive-behavioural therapy, solution- focused therapy, strengths-based counselling, mindfulness, and somatic psychotherapy).
(587) 418-8585
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Vanya Laporte
Counsellor, MA, RCC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
Hakomi and Internal Family Systems, are mindfulness, somatic psychotherapies, which give me the tools to assist people in self discovery, to remember their strengths, process grief/suffering, and to be empowered to choose more nourishing experiences and relationships.
I am committed to honouring the unique qualities of each individual and helping them explore their innate resources for well-being. Whether you are healing from a trauma, anxious about this stage in your life, or adapting to a changing world, we can work together to help you cultivate a more meaningful life and develop skills to navigate challenges. As both the Director and RCC at Thriving Roots Counselling Services, I support youth, couples, and families on their healing journeys, many who have been rediscovering their own gifts and resilience with my support.
(226) 400-2001
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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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Nelson, BC V1L
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Judy Katz
Counsellor, RTC, GCFP
Verified
Verified
Igniting Resilience & Healing Through Safe Collaborative Work. Working with: Grounding, Self-Regulation & Learning to Feel Safe, Restoring Healthy Boundaries & Empowerment, Transforming Trauma & Negative Thinking/Self Talk, Trauma Resolution for Accidents, Falls & Medical Procedures, Tension, Stress, Anxiety & Insomnia.
(778) 655-3250
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Nelson, BC V1L
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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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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.

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