Therapists in Powell River, BC

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Rick Berghauser
Counsellor, MEd, CCC
I began my career in counselling in 1993 when I entered the helping field working as a Child and Youth Care Counsellor in a residential foster care community. Since then I have worked with biological parents and their families, foster and adoptive parents and their families as well as individual children, youth and adults. I enjoy working with couples as well as individuals on a variety of issues. Anxiety, depression, couples issues and trauma have been the the basis of the work of I have been doing over the past 6 years in particular.
(819) 414-1519
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Kara Fogwell
Counsellor, MA, RCC, RSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
I have been providing counselling support as to individuals, children, and their families for over 15 years. I am passionate about the change that can happen within the counselling relationship. I have a focus on trauma treatment, specifically childhood trauma and first responder support. As well I support children and youth with behavioural difficulties and their families. I spent a large portion of my career supporting children with developmental and behavioural differences. I also own a counselling firm with many associates available to offer larger group and EAP supports. Check out our services at www.vkwellness.ca.
(587) 872-0950
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Powell River, BC V8A
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Sunshine Coast Health Centre
Counsellor, PhD, CCC
Verified
Verified
Geoff has demonstrated an exemplary ability to connect with clients while working with the Sunshine Coast Health Centre. An extensive background in both residential and outpatient addiction treatment has helped Geoff keep things in perspective when clients feel overwhelmed. Geoff earned his Ph.D. in Psychology from Saybrook University and is a certified member of the Canadian Counselling and Psychotherapy Association. He spent several years as a Clinical Addictions Counsellor at Maple Ridge Treatment Centre and also managed two provincial government treatment programs. Geoff has also been executive director for the International Ne
(844) 218-1220
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Powell River, BC V8A
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Chris Walford Counselling
Counsellor, MA , RCC, CCC
Verified
Verified
"We are made wise not by the recollection of our past, but by the responsibility for our future." George Bernard Shaw-- While working together there is but one expert and, ultimately, one person responsible for your life. That person is you. I consider it an honour to work alongside people who are motivated for change and healing. As we are all very complex and unique I seek to help you identify and address your needs, challenges and goals from a respectful, positive and supportive role that is future oriented.
(778) 902-8162
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Chad Yurich
Counsellor, RTC, MS
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
My goal is to help clients regain trust in themselves. Really trust themselves. Love themselves. Working together we can create a healing container where all parts of the client are welcome. Healing can happen there, old stories can be transmuted, and new life can emerge. This is my passion, lets work together.
(778) 902-4532
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Heather Thrasher
Counsellor, BSW, MA
Verified
2 Endorsed
Verified
2 Endorsed
Relationships are built at the speed of trust and I believe the relationship created between therapist and client is the foundational component in the therapeutic process. I bring 14 years of experience working with families and individuals in various capacities and create a treatment plan specific to your individual needs. I identify as a Métis female - European/French/Indigenous, and honour the ability to work and play on the unceded lands of the Tla'Amin Peoples. I'm grateful to be able to walk alongside you and support you on your journey.
(778) 488-9402
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Lisa Shatzky
Counsellor, MSW, RCC, ACS
Verified
Verified
I have been privileged to work as a psychotherapist for almost thirty years and continue to be in awe of the strength and resilience and wisdom inherent in each person I meet. My role as a psychotherapist is to help you access what is inside you and heal from what has prevented you from becoming the best version of yourself. Together we will transform loss and trauma and life transitions into new hope and possibilities for a life that is psychologically rich and rewarding. Therapy is a relationship with yourself where you re-discover and cultivate the real you. It's about wellness and vitality and creating a life you love.
(343) 312-6648
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Josea Tamira Crossley
Counsellor, RTC
Verified
Verified
We are conditioned to turn away from or suppress our pain, and we are often encouraged to ‘stay positive’ or ‘look on the bright side.’ I believe that turning away from the pain allows violence to continue in the world, as pain unprocessed soon becomes either so deeply internalized that we get sick, or projected on those we deem “Other.” In order to return to our fullest joy, aliveness, connection with each other and love for life we must have a space to express and process our grief. My aim is to provide a container for grief & trauma to metabolize in a healthy way so you can return to a feeling of full aliveness & well-being.
(226) 455-9017
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Sara Klinkhamer
Counsellor, MA, RCC
Sara has a background of working on the downtown eastside in Vancouver for more than 10 years, which has given her much experience working with addiction and mental health issues, particularly trauma issues. Sara has also worked in both residential and outpatient settings as a concurrent disorder counsellor. Her strong belief in the worth of each individual, optimism in the face of adversity, as well as respect for autonomy and dignity, has served her well in this work.
(844) 611-0670
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Powell River, BC V8A
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Erica Dolsen
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, RSW
Verified
Verified
Sexuality, intimacy, identity. Addiction and recovery. Relationships and connection. Grief and loss. So many of us wonder how to live in our skin comfortably. Who are you, and how do you want to live? The next question is how to bring that authenticity into your life, your relationships, your communication. Sometimes our bodies don't connect with our hearts and minds. Erotic and sexual diversity is a part of the human experience. If you're struggling with shame, belief patterns that no longer serve, or wondering if you're alone - there is hope.
(647) 557-3155
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Davis Briscoe
Counsellor, RTC
Verified
Verified
"TRUE POWER DIMINISHES NEITHER SELF OR OTHER" (Mariah Moser). To connect to that power requires the guidance, courage and commitment to understand whats keeping you trapped in self destructive patterns. If you're feeling overwhelmed, numb, afraid or angry, I can help. If you're on the edge of making changes in your life but are feeling stuck, I can help you cross that threshold. In sessions, my intention is to build trust and a sense of safety so that we can explore the challenges that you are facing.
(873) 700-3484
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Shona Jackson
Counsellor, MA, RCC
Verified
Verified
Hi I'm Shona. I'm glad you found your way here. I am a Registered Clinical Counsellor with an office in Powell River. I have worked in a variety of counselling environments including addictions treatment and family counselling agencies. I now offer counselling in a comfortable private practice with flexible hours to fit your schedule. I work from a strengths-based perspective with you guiding the work we do together. I can help you feel better about yourself and your relationships. I can also help reduce the emotional and physical pain you might be experiencing.
(604) 670-3664
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Powell River, BC V8A
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John-Michael Parra
Counsellor, MA, RCC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
We are living through a strange and difficult time. Although it might not always feel that way, the good news is that you don't have to go it alone. If you are feeling unfocused, on an emotional roller coaster, unmotivated, and disconnected for yourself and others, I can help. Using engaging, effective, and holistic techniques, we will work together to help you find more resilience, emotional stability, focus, and meaning in your life. My trauma-informed counselling and coaching helps you get off the roller coaster, find out who you really are, what you actually want from life, and where you want to go next.
(604) 670-8354
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Powell River, BC V8A
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Quyn Lê Therapy
Counsellor, MEd, RCC
Verified
Verified
If you have been dealing with anxieties or have had traumas in your life, I can help you to feel calmer, freer and more at peace. Does any of this sound familiar to you? You are often anxious, overwhelmed or nervous. At night, you stay up thinking and worried, or in the morning, you wake up already anxious about the day. You avoid meeting others because of social anxiety. You get triggered by certain people or situations. Either you get angry and aggressive easily, or you become very nervous and afraid. You have had panic attacks. Living with anxieties due to past traumas can be very exhausting. Let me help you!
(778) 766-5486
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Powell River, BC V8A
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Michelle Patterson
Psychologist, PhD, RPsych
Verified
Verified
I have 20 years experience working with adolescents & adults (incl. couples) dealing with a variety of mood/anxiety problems, trauma, & relationship difficulties. I provide a structured space to help you explore and identify challenges, and experience different ways of being. Good therapy is not just talking about problems; it requires sorting through layers of emotion, understanding how you protect yourself from emotional pain; identifying & challenging negative thoughts/beliefs; and identifying personal strengths & resources.
(778) 766-5493
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Powell River, BC V8A
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Amy Vaughan Counselling
Counsellor, MC, CCC
Verified
Verified
As a new or expecting mom, there’s a lot of pressure to be or do things a certain way, creating anxiety in the form of hypervigilance, complete shut down, or a range of both. The idea that mothering should come naturally, or that you should be living for your child can feel heavy, leading to feelings of isolation, or even burn out. With many intense changes happening in your body, home life, and in your relationship with your partner, it’s normal to feel lost. Sleep deprivation, brain fog, and increased relational distress can also be part of your new reality, making it difficult to be the person you know yourself to be and parent.
(778) 761-5540
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Nested Heart Counselling
Registered Social Worker, RSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
I launched Nested Heart Counselling in 2013 in response to a call from the local polyamorous community saying how challenging it was to find mental health support that didn’t require further education about unconventional identities. I'm not currently accepting new clients personally, however I have collected a group of counsellors with similar values, experience and training as myself across BC. Roxanna, Morgan, Erica all have availability right now for new individual clients. Katree is our practicum student who has reduced cost counselling sessions available in Victoria. You can explore their extensive bios on our website.
(873) 300-4732
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Vanessa Liston Marie
Counsellor, MA, MC, CCC
Verified
Verified
I envision life as a journey that is influenced by our experiences, our relationships with others, and our personal, societal, and cultural stories. As a therapist, I believe my role is to join you on your journey for a stretch, as a kind of wilderness guide who may be able to point out unrecognized phenomena, different perspectives, and highlight your strengths and values as they relate to your journey. The goals and direction are yours, and together, we will create a plan that's right for you. Coming to counselling is hugely courageous; I commend you on beginning your search for a therapist who will be a good fit for your goals.
(778) 770-1721
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Online Therapists

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SK Counselling
Counsellor, RCC, RTC, JD, MBA
Verified
3 Endorsed
Verified
3 Endorsed
My counselling aims to help you deal with and overcome issues that are causing emotional pain or making you feel uncomfortable. I provide a safe and regular space for you to talk and explore difficult feelings. By discussing your concerns with you, I can help you gain a better understanding of your feelings and thought processes, as well as identifying ways of finding your own solutions to problems. It can be a great relief to share your worries and fears with someone who acknowledges your feelings and is able to help you reach a positive solution.
(604) 337-1392
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Vancouver, BC V6C
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Dr. Linda Quennec
Pre-Licensed Professional, PhD, MA, MFA, BEd, BA
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
At times we can feel distanced from the sense of joy, contentment, peace, and meaning for which we most deeply yearn. The ability to express ourselves and relate to others in wholehearted, self-aligned and authentic ways is complex and interwoven with both conscious and unconscious influences at work in our lives. If you are navigating sadness, grief, issues surrounding high sensitivity, or spiritual/religious trauma, you do not have to hold this alone. It would be my honour to support you in exploring, deepening, and endeavouring to transform these experiences in alignment with your unique sense of purpose and life expression.
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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 Powell River 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 Powell River 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 Powell River, or Child Psychologists in Powell River.

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