Therapists in Penticton, BC

Photo of Andrea Jereb, Registered Social Worker in Penticton, BC
Andrea Jereb
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW
Verified
Penticton, BC V2A
People come to counselling for all sorts of reasons. Learning to embrace your whole self, rethink your relationship to substances, navigate complex relationships, and process trauma, grief, and loss, are just some of the reasons to seek out support.​ Friends and family aren't always able to offer what we need and might even leave you feeling misunderstood, unseen and invalidated. A dedicated, safe space to explore our inner worlds, gain perspective on our pasts, heal from hurts, and find clarity, with the guidance of a therapist, can be incredibly powerful.
People come to counselling for all sorts of reasons. Learning to embrace your whole self, rethink your relationship to substances, navigate complex relationships, and process trauma, grief, and loss, are just some of the reasons to seek out support.​ Friends and family aren't always able to offer what we need and might even leave you feeling misunderstood, unseen and invalidated. A dedicated, safe space to explore our inner worlds, gain perspective on our pasts, heal from hurts, and find clarity, with the guidance of a therapist, can be incredibly powerful.
(431) 813-8841 View (431) 813-8841
Photo of Natalie Maxson, Pre-Licensed Professional in Penticton, BC
Natalie Maxson
Pre-Licensed Professional
Verified
Penticton, BC V2A
For most of my life, I have been fascinated by people’s stories. I treasure the privilege of getting to know someone’s journey and witness the ways they come to heal, grow and deepen into who they are. My role as a counsellor is to support, listen and encourage you. I hope to provide a safe harbour in whatever waters you are navigating in your life by being an anchoring and steady presence.
For most of my life, I have been fascinated by people’s stories. I treasure the privilege of getting to know someone’s journey and witness the ways they come to heal, grow and deepen into who they are. My role as a counsellor is to support, listen and encourage you. I hope to provide a safe harbour in whatever waters you are navigating in your life by being an anchoring and steady presence.
(581) 513-0410 View (581) 513-0410
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Soul Centered Counselling & Holistic Services
Counsellor, RTC, BST
Verified
2 Endorsed
Penticton, BC V2A
I work with those who are motivated, yet uncertain of their next steps. They desire or need someone trustworthy & integral to support them through their changes and growth. They are willing to put the action & effort into themselves for it. They are willing to risk stepping into the unknown. My ideal client wants a guide to their power and to move away from self-punishment. They are those who have become lost, wandering in circles of their hurt -- confused or disconnected from life in & around them - For these I am in service.
I work with those who are motivated, yet uncertain of their next steps. They desire or need someone trustworthy & integral to support them through their changes and growth. They are willing to put the action & effort into themselves for it. They are willing to risk stepping into the unknown. My ideal client wants a guide to their power and to move away from self-punishment. They are those who have become lost, wandering in circles of their hurt -- confused or disconnected from life in & around them - For these I am in service.
(604) 332-5159 View (604) 332-5159
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Natalie Macdonald
Counsellor, RTC
Verified
Penticton, BC V2A
I create a calming and safe environment where together, we can explore all avenues of growth and healing. My practice is rooted in therapeutic modalities designed to address behaviours, beliefs, feelings, relationship issues, and/or somatic responses (sensations in the body) that might be holding you back from feeling happy, confident, and fully engaged in your life. I provide private therapeutic counselling services for individuals who are committed to self-discovery.
I create a calming and safe environment where together, we can explore all avenues of growth and healing. My practice is rooted in therapeutic modalities designed to address behaviours, beliefs, feelings, relationship issues, and/or somatic responses (sensations in the body) that might be holding you back from feeling happy, confident, and fully engaged in your life. I provide private therapeutic counselling services for individuals who are committed to self-discovery.
(825) 250-8878 View (825) 250-8878
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Maiya Robbie
Counsellor, RTC, EXAT
Verified
Penticton, BC V2A
There are times throughout our lives when we seek support and reflection. Times when we want to focus on our well-being with a trusted and skilled witness. You may be here because you are feeling stuck, overwhelmed, are hurting, experiencing depression or anxiety, or are simply feeling ready to step into a growing call for change in your life. Expressive arts therapy is an arts based and somatically informed approach to psychotherapy that connects us to our inner resources. *No experience in or previous knowledge of the arts is required.
There are times throughout our lives when we seek support and reflection. Times when we want to focus on our well-being with a trusted and skilled witness. You may be here because you are feeling stuck, overwhelmed, are hurting, experiencing depression or anxiety, or are simply feeling ready to step into a growing call for change in your life. Expressive arts therapy is an arts based and somatically informed approach to psychotherapy that connects us to our inner resources. *No experience in or previous knowledge of the arts is required.
(778) 767-5852 View (778) 767-5852
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Joanne Scofield
Registered Psychotherapist, BA, MPS
Verified
2 Endorsed
Penticton, BC V2A  (Online Only)
We all experience challenges at different times in our lives. Therapy can help us see our path more clearly and navigate our way through difficult and challenging times. We can get stuck in old patterns and ways of responding to life's challenges. Often we're not aware of where these responses may be coming from. When we get curious about what were experiencing, it can lead to new insights and an opportunity to create conditions to move toward a positive future. I have experience working with individuals who are experiencing a wide range of challenges including life transitions, stress, grief, depression, and anxiety.
We all experience challenges at different times in our lives. Therapy can help us see our path more clearly and navigate our way through difficult and challenging times. We can get stuck in old patterns and ways of responding to life's challenges. Often we're not aware of where these responses may be coming from. When we get curious about what were experiencing, it can lead to new insights and an opportunity to create conditions to move toward a positive future. I have experience working with individuals who are experiencing a wide range of challenges including life transitions, stress, grief, depression, and anxiety.
(226) 796-5738 View (226) 796-5738
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Lindsay Bysterveld
Counsellor, BA, MACP, RCC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Penticton, BC V2A
I appreciate that negative experiences can create the window for change. I am also very mindful that no matter how uncomfortable the journey is, it will lead us into a path of healing that looks different for everyone. I enjoy working with and am extremely passionate about trauma informed methodologies, and incorporate Mindfulness, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, and Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) Therapy into my practice.
I appreciate that negative experiences can create the window for change. I am also very mindful that no matter how uncomfortable the journey is, it will lead us into a path of healing that looks different for everyone. I enjoy working with and am extremely passionate about trauma informed methodologies, and incorporate Mindfulness, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, and Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) Therapy into my practice.
(778) 745-0012 View (778) 745-0012
Photo of Lavene Noren, Counsellor in Penticton, BC
Lavene Noren
Counsellor, RPC
Verified
Penticton, BC V2A
I offer a safe and confidential experience to help you work through your personal difficulties. I can help with substance or behavioral addictions such as sex/porn, internet, gambling, family relationships and struggles of grief and loss. Offering compassion and empathy using my expertise and experience. You will find that I am open-minded, non-judgmental and I believe that we all have the capacity to heal. Working primarily with a solution focused and cognitive way of healing, together we can create an action plan to promote progress in your healing. I look forward to working with you toward wellness and emotional freedom.
I offer a safe and confidential experience to help you work through your personal difficulties. I can help with substance or behavioral addictions such as sex/porn, internet, gambling, family relationships and struggles of grief and loss. Offering compassion and empathy using my expertise and experience. You will find that I am open-minded, non-judgmental and I believe that we all have the capacity to heal. Working primarily with a solution focused and cognitive way of healing, together we can create an action plan to promote progress in your healing. I look forward to working with you toward wellness and emotional freedom.
(343) 453-1866 View (343) 453-1866
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Natalie Magdalena Dunser
Counsellor, MEd, RCC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Penticton, BC V2A
I invite you to come to a safe space to gather strategies and tools that can help to strengthen your own knowing and can gently guide you back to your intelligent heart. During these uncertain times, it can be comforting to find someone to collaborate with to regain a sense of direction, hope, and stability.
I invite you to come to a safe space to gather strategies and tools that can help to strengthen your own knowing and can gently guide you back to your intelligent heart. During these uncertain times, it can be comforting to find someone to collaborate with to regain a sense of direction, hope, and stability.
(604) 330-9403 View (604) 330-9403
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Christopher Iwestel Kinman
Counsellor, PhD, MSc, RCC
Verified
8 Endorsed
Penticton, BC V2A  (Online Only)
I have been a counsellor and family therapist for over 30 years, during that time I have worked with a rich diversity of people. Counselling and family therapy is a work that I love. I have found that people carry with them, in their own lives and networks, the strengths, the relationships, and the gifts that enable them to move through the most challenging of situations. I have found that I am able to help people find the possibilities that they need to cope with life’s various challenges.
I have been a counsellor and family therapist for over 30 years, during that time I have worked with a rich diversity of people. Counselling and family therapy is a work that I love. I have found that people carry with them, in their own lives and networks, the strengths, the relationships, and the gifts that enable them to move through the most challenging of situations. I have found that I am able to help people find the possibilities that they need to cope with life’s various challenges.
(343) 308-1812 View (343) 308-1812
Photo of Kelsey Harder, Pre-Licensed Professional in Penticton, BC
Kelsey Harder
Pre-Licensed Professional, MACP, BScPN, RPN
Verified
2 Endorsed
Penticton, BC V2A
Navigating through trauma, personal growth, and the complexities of life, my focus extends to youth and adults, relationships, stress, and overcoming complex barriers. Are you feeling disconnected from yourself and others? Are your needs consistently relegated to the bottom of your to-do list? Do you question if life should be more fulfilling and happier? In today's world, people are grappling with heightened anxiety and overwhelm, uncertain about managing relationships, careers, and life. Together, we can navigate and enhance your overall well-being.
Navigating through trauma, personal growth, and the complexities of life, my focus extends to youth and adults, relationships, stress, and overcoming complex barriers. Are you feeling disconnected from yourself and others? Are your needs consistently relegated to the bottom of your to-do list? Do you question if life should be more fulfilling and happier? In today's world, people are grappling with heightened anxiety and overwhelm, uncertain about managing relationships, careers, and life. Together, we can navigate and enhance your overall well-being.
(587) 842-5143 View (587) 842-5143
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Dig Counselling
Counsellor, RTC, SEP
Verified
Penticton, BC V2A  (Online Only)
I feel like I was born in the construction trades. At a young age I worked at height (Rope Access), in remote areas, and in all environments. I wanted the skills to respond to any emergency at any time, this desire lead me to pre-hospital emergency medicine (EMR), wilderness first-aid, and rope rescue training. My work and personal experiences from this time left me feeling isolated, dreading human interactions, and losing my love of learning and mastering new skills. It was this experience that compelled me to address my own mental health and further lead me to complete a Diploma in Transpersonal Counselling Psychology.
I feel like I was born in the construction trades. At a young age I worked at height (Rope Access), in remote areas, and in all environments. I wanted the skills to respond to any emergency at any time, this desire lead me to pre-hospital emergency medicine (EMR), wilderness first-aid, and rope rescue training. My work and personal experiences from this time left me feeling isolated, dreading human interactions, and losing my love of learning and mastering new skills. It was this experience that compelled me to address my own mental health and further lead me to complete a Diploma in Transpersonal Counselling Psychology.
(778) 949-5006 View (778) 949-5006
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Maureen Ann Carey-Barkley
Counsellor, MACP, RCC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Penticton, BC V2A
I am a registered clinical counsellor and approved clinical supervisor with extensive training and experience in working with trauma, as well as helping people with life's challenges. My experience and certifications include play therapy and EMDR. I am client-centred, believing in the importance of relationship as I walk with you during part of your life's journey. I counsel children, youth and adults.
I am a registered clinical counsellor and approved clinical supervisor with extensive training and experience in working with trauma, as well as helping people with life's challenges. My experience and certifications include play therapy and EMDR. I am client-centred, believing in the importance of relationship as I walk with you during part of your life's journey. I counsel children, youth and adults.
(855) 457-6909 View (855) 457-6909
Photo of Eleanor Edgar, Registered Social Worker in Penticton, BC
Eleanor Edgar
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW
Verified
Penticton, BC V2A
For more details about me and my practice please visit my website at www.eleanoredgar.com
For more details about me and my practice please visit my website at www.eleanoredgar.com
(825) 460-0309 View (825) 460-0309
Photo of Iveth Zwyssig, Counsellor in Penticton, BC
Iveth Zwyssig
Counsellor, MA , RCC, LLC, BA
Verified
1 Endorsed
Penticton, BC V2A
I am a Registered Clinical Counselor with a Master's in Psychology that practice since 1993 There are events in life that have more impact on our minds than others and circumstances in life that make it almost impossible to process those events. Different methods exist to help with the normal flow of that process in order to overcome emotional pain. Through different psychotherapeutic techniques, I guide my clients on the path of self-discovery and personal growth. You and I together will analyze the conflicts and obstacles in your life, we will find and work with your personal fears and beliefs and set yourself free from them.
I am a Registered Clinical Counselor with a Master's in Psychology that practice since 1993 There are events in life that have more impact on our minds than others and circumstances in life that make it almost impossible to process those events. Different methods exist to help with the normal flow of that process in order to overcome emotional pain. Through different psychotherapeutic techniques, I guide my clients on the path of self-discovery and personal growth. You and I together will analyze the conflicts and obstacles in your life, we will find and work with your personal fears and beliefs and set yourself free from them.
(778) 764-1562 View (778) 764-1562
Photo of Crista Jones, Counsellor in Penticton, BC
Crista Jones
Counsellor, MEd, RCC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Penticton, BC V2A
Life can be overwhelming and seeking support is one of the most courageous things people can do. One of my core beliefs is that we are all doing the best we can and, that, with support, we can discover new ways of coping with life's challenges. I strive to create a warm, non-judgmental space for clients. I work from a strength based approach where building on strengths and identifying coping tools and techniques can empower clients to thrive. My approach is also person-centred. This means that I meet you where you are at emotionally and work collaboratively with you to build your confidence, strength and resiliency.
Life can be overwhelming and seeking support is one of the most courageous things people can do. One of my core beliefs is that we are all doing the best we can and, that, with support, we can discover new ways of coping with life's challenges. I strive to create a warm, non-judgmental space for clients. I work from a strength based approach where building on strengths and identifying coping tools and techniques can empower clients to thrive. My approach is also person-centred. This means that I meet you where you are at emotionally and work collaboratively with you to build your confidence, strength and resiliency.
(506) 404-2941 View (506) 404-2941
Photo of Susanne Dannenberg, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Penticton, BC
Susanne Dannenberg
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, RSW
Verified
Penticton, BC V2A
I am a registered social worker and have over 40 years of experience assisting adults, children, youth and families with a variety of life challenges, including childhood trauma, relationships, domestic and sexual violence, gender identity, sexuality, post-partum depression, suicide, loss, grief, eating disorders, addictions, mental health issues, life transitions, aging and spirituality. Based on a variety of different therapeutic and hands-on approaches, you and/or your loved one(s) will be given the tools and skills to engage in conscious self-care, and develop an authentic and loving relationship with yourself and others.
I am a registered social worker and have over 40 years of experience assisting adults, children, youth and families with a variety of life challenges, including childhood trauma, relationships, domestic and sexual violence, gender identity, sexuality, post-partum depression, suicide, loss, grief, eating disorders, addictions, mental health issues, life transitions, aging and spirituality. Based on a variety of different therapeutic and hands-on approaches, you and/or your loved one(s) will be given the tools and skills to engage in conscious self-care, and develop an authentic and loving relationship with yourself and others.
(778) 860-4093 View (778) 860-4093
Photo of Mark Stouffer, Counsellor in Penticton, BC
Mark Stouffer
Counsellor, MS, CCC, RCC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Penticton, BC V2A
Dedicated to supporting men, marriages, and those navigating the complexities of ADHD and neurodiversity, I specialize in dismantling assumptions, normalizing experiences, and fostering validation. If you struggle with ongoing depression, anxiety, or find it challenging to calm your mind, I'm here to support you. Drawing on the profound science of neuroplasticity, I believe in the infinite potential for healing by forming new neurological connections. With a focus on men's mental health, relationship dynamics, and the unique challenges of neurodiversity, I offer experienced feedback to help you navigate life's hurdles.
Dedicated to supporting men, marriages, and those navigating the complexities of ADHD and neurodiversity, I specialize in dismantling assumptions, normalizing experiences, and fostering validation. If you struggle with ongoing depression, anxiety, or find it challenging to calm your mind, I'm here to support you. Drawing on the profound science of neuroplasticity, I believe in the infinite potential for healing by forming new neurological connections. With a focus on men's mental health, relationship dynamics, and the unique challenges of neurodiversity, I offer experienced feedback to help you navigate life's hurdles.
(672) 202-0091 View (672) 202-0091
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Maria Rivera
Counsellor, MC, RCC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Penticton, BC V2A
I work from a client-centered approach, where the core of my approach is a focus on building connection through trust and safety. I see what is alive for my clients and connect with other parts of their inner worlds, not just the problems they bring and share. I think it is crucial to be able to see the essence of the person and work from their strengths. I focus on my client’s purposes and intentions as the core of our relationship.
I work from a client-centered approach, where the core of my approach is a focus on building connection through trust and safety. I see what is alive for my clients and connect with other parts of their inner worlds, not just the problems they bring and share. I think it is crucial to be able to see the essence of the person and work from their strengths. I focus on my client’s purposes and intentions as the core of our relationship.
(705) 410-6843 View (705) 410-6843
Photo of Steve King, Counsellor in Penticton, BC
Steve King
Counsellor, BSc, RCC
Verified
Penticton, BC V2A
I hold a Bachelor of Science Degree in Health & Human Services and have proudly served as a Registered Clinical Counsellor since 1989. In addition to my professional pursuits, I have also contributed significantly to the field of counselling and psychology through my authorship of several books and facilitating online resources on the important topics of PTSD, authenticity, and addiction. Furthermore, my passion for continuous growth and knowledge has led me to actively participate in countless work-related seminars and workshops, both as an attendee and presenter.
I hold a Bachelor of Science Degree in Health & Human Services and have proudly served as a Registered Clinical Counsellor since 1989. In addition to my professional pursuits, I have also contributed significantly to the field of counselling and psychology through my authorship of several books and facilitating online resources on the important topics of PTSD, authenticity, and addiction. Furthermore, my passion for continuous growth and knowledge has led me to actively participate in countless work-related seminars and workshops, both as an attendee and presenter.
(506) 497-2364 View (506) 497-2364

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Number of Counsellors in Penticton, BC

100+

Average cost per session

$140

Counsellors in Penticton, BC who prioritize treating:

94% Anxiety
87% Depression
79% Relationship Issues
78% Self Esteem
78% Stress
74% Grief
70% Trauma and PTSD

Average years in practice

12 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

47% SunLife
46% Green Shield Canada
41% First Nations Health Authority

How Counsellors in Penticton, BC see their clients

84% In Person and Online
16% Online Only

Gender breakdown

79% Female
20% Male
1% Non-Binary

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How can I find a therapist in Penticton?

Search for nearby therapists or counsellors by inputting your city, postal code, or a provider’s name into the search bar. From there, you can filter providers by the issues they treat, cost, insurance, gender, and other factors to find providers who are well-suited to your needs. To navigate between locations within the same country, enter a new city or postal code into the search bar.

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Is everyone in the Psychology Today Therapy Directory a licensed therapist?

Most Counsellors and Psychotherapists listed in the directory are certified by one of the main professional associations, mainly the Canadian Counselling and Psychotherapy Association (CCPA), and will have a Certified Canadian Counsellor (CCC) designation with their name. Social Workers listed in the directory must be registered members of the college specific to their province. To be listed in the directory, Psychologists must be registered with the psychological college specific to their province or territory.

Providers whose professional membership or primary credential has been verified by Psychology Today are signified by a “Verified” symbol. Given the considerable variation in professional regulation and prerequisites across Canadian provinces, some providers may possess significant professional qualifications without necessarily holding professional memberships or being obliged to acquire them. As a result, they may be selectively included without the "Verified" seal.

What’s the difference between a psychologist, a therapist, and a counsellor?

Psychologists, counsellors, psychotherapists and social workers can all provide counselling or talking therapy and have credentials and supervised, practical experience that enable them to do so in Canada.

Psychologists have a master's and/or doctoral degree and have passed both written and oral exams. Psychologists are able to complete mental health assessments and provide diagnostic information to clients as well as provide counselling therapy or psychotherapy. Counsellors and psychotherapists are expected to have a master's or doctoral degree in counselling psychology, social work, or a related mental health discipline and certification by a professional association, such as the Canadian Counselling and Psychotherapy Association. Registered Social Workers possess a Bachelor's or Master's degree in Social Work and where possible must be licensed or certified by the provincial government and/or regulatory college.

What type of therapy is right for me?

The type of therapy best suited to a particular individual depends on several factors, including their primary reason for seeking therapy, their preferred timeline (some therapy types last for a set number of sessions, while others are open-ended), and their personality and preferences—some may prefer a more structured approach. For many individuals, multiple types of therapy could provide a good fit.

How much does therapy cost?

The cost of therapy depends on a number of variables, including location and the therapist’s experience and training. On average, the cost of a therapy session in Canada could be between $100 and $200. If you have insurance, the expense of mental health care is typically lower, but it varies based on your insurance plan details and whether you choose an in-network or out-of-network mental healthcare provider.

What are more affordable or low cost therapy solutions?

Many therapists offer sliding scale payments, usually on a limited number of slots, which consists in an agreement between the therapist and a client to pay a reduced rate. Therapists who provide such arrangements often consider the client's income or ability to pay, but the extent of the discount is ultimately at the therapist's discretion. Furthermore, while group therapy may have different goals and benefits compared to individual therapy, it can be a more affordable solution to address certain types of issues.

If you are struggling to access therapy due to budget constraints, you could also consider public funded mental health services. Some types of outpatient mental health services are covered by Medicare, provided these are performed by a licensed mental health professional in the provinces or territory you reside in and who accepts the assignment.

Is online therapy cheaper than in-person therapy?

Many therapists charge the same amount for online therapy as they do for in-person therapy—though clients may still find this cost-effective if it cuts down on their transportation costs. Health insurance plans often offer equivalent coverage for online and in-person therapy; indeed, in many places, they are legally required to do so. Text-based or on-demand therapy apps may be cheaper than traditional one-on-one psychotherapy; however, the practice may be less effective and is not likely to be covered by insurance.

Is online therapy a good option?

Therapy conducted online can be just as effective as in-person therapy, as long as there is a strong alliance between the client and the therapist. To find a therapist who provides telehealth services to clients in your area, click “Online Therapy” on the directory homepage and search by your city or town or your postal code.

Are therapy sessions confidential?

Professionals licensed by regulatory colleges and those certified by associations such as the Canadian Counselling and Psychotherapy Association are obligated to uphold client confidentiality unless there is a legal reason that requires them to disclose information. Confidentiality is a crucial part of the therapeutic relationship and only under specific circumstances, such as when there is the potential or known harm to the client or others, or a court order, will a therapist be obligated to break the agreement. These exceptions to the confidentiality agreement are usually discussed during the initial consultation.