Female Therapists in Powell River, BC

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Photo of Heather Thrasher, Counsellor in Powell River, BC
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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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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Powell River, BC V8A
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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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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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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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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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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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Photo of Judi McCheane, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Powell River, BC
Judi McCheane
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, RSW, SEP
Verified
Verified
I work mostly with women , children and families so that they can move forward with their lives. Healing occurs when we address the whole person - mind, spirit, body and emotions - because these elements don't work in isolation. My graduate training focused on family systems work, and to that I have added numerous post-graduate trainings that enrich my practice, and thus my ability to help you. I have also worked extensively in the First Nations community for over 20 years in the Cowichan Valley and the North Island - I’m an approved FNHA counsellor.
(778) 403-4890
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Campbell River, BC V9W
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Konstantine Salkeld
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MA, RCSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
I use a relational approach to support you if you are facing life transitions, relationships, stress, sexual identity, trauma, grief, loss, anxiety, and depression. I am passionate about supporting self-identified women , youth, and couples who are looking to deepen their connection to themselves through virtual and nature-based healing. I believe that we are born whole and our lived experiences play a role in shaping our perception of self, others, and the world around us. I am inspired by those who have the courage to look within and express their fears, desires, and goals – and find breakthroughs along the way.
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Vancouver, BC V5T
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Samantha Cheng
Counsellor, MC, RCC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
As a queer woman of colour, and a middle-class cisgendered settler, my lived experience has taught me that the personal is political, and that alongside the challenges that arise when we come up against systems of power, so much strength and resilience can be found in our complex, intersectional identities.
Counselling is a safe space in which individuals are able to take a closer look at who they are. I truly believe that feeling seen and heard is a crucial part of the human experience, and foundational in allowing individuals to foster their own sense of belonging and significance in the world. It is my passion for this process that drew me to this field, and it is my joy to witness individuals embarking on journeys of discovery that lead to greater abilities to move, act, and speak from an authentic and integrated place that acknowledges and honours their voices, needs, and experiences.
(579) 500-5836
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Gibsons, BC V0N
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Terry Folks SpiritFirst Counselling
Counsellor, MA, RCC, CCC
Verified
Verified
I focus on the healing of women from injustice, and physical/sexual violence.
Terry Folks is a Spiritually Integrated Psychotherapist, a Registered Clinical Counsellor with BCACC and the Canadian Counselling and Psychotherapy Association. Her practice attracts individuals in the health, mental health, legal, educational and helping professions. She has a reputation for providing a safe nurturing healing space. Her practice is Spiritually Integrated meaning she offers spiritual strategies if this interests you. Terry uses Rogerian client centered psychotherapy which focuses on the relationship as the primary catalyst for change. She is known for helping individuals change/interrupt patterns and move forward.
(778) 767-2341
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Comox, BC V9M
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Natasha Virani
Licensed Professional Counsellor, RTC
Verified
Verified
As a woman who has experienced miscarriages, still birth, and infertility, I have lived experience that allows me a level of understanding like no other.
Are you wanting to find your light, be more at peace, connect and/or feel okay? Have you recently experienced a pregnancy and/or infant loss? Are you trying to get pregnant and struggling with infertility? Then you are at the right place. I want you to know that you are not broken, messed up, alone or whatever other script you have running in your mind. Perhaps you are looking for a little guidance or help to see a new perspective or recognize the patterns that are no longer serving you.
(778) 400-1595
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Vancouver, BC V5Z
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Counselling with Emily
Counsellor, RTC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
You are a bicultural millennial woman looking to develop a healthier relationship with yourself. You had to grow up quickly due to difficult experiences in your childhood or family, so you took on the role of being Strong. For a long time, you held everything in, minimized your needs, and bottled up your emotions because that was what you had to do to get by. Lately, you’ve started to feel the toll of living this way. Suppressing your emotions has caused undue stress on your body; constantly keeping up an “image” or chameleon-ing around others has become exhausting; most of all, you’re tired of not having space for you.
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Vancouver, BC V5W
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Women's Mental Health
Counsellor, RCC, CCC, RSW
Verified
10 Endorsed
Verified
10 Endorsed
Life is super hard right now for many, if not all of us. Most of us feel like we are just trying to survive each day. We specialize in helping women cope with everything from anxiety and burnout, to navigating motherhood and major life changes. We'll support you through it all – big or small. We’re committed to creating an environment that makes you feel comfortable sharing anything that’s on your mind. We’ll never assume anything about you, your circumstances or what’s best for you. Life is full of ups and downs, and we’re here to support and empower you through every stage of it. You’re not alone.
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Vancouver, BC V5L
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Peggy Clarkson Art Therapy and Consulting Services
Counsellor, MA, ATR, RCC-ACS
Verified
Verified
Peggy is a critical incident stress debriefing (CISD) specialist. She is a registered art therapist, clinical supervisor, and clinical counsellor. Peggy works in Aboriginal health and has lived and worked rural, remote and on-reserve. She is currently on the faculty of 3 post graduate schools. Her work is influenced by ecopsychology, feminist, strengths-based, trauma-informed, approaches to wellness and healing. Peggy specializes with women , children, youth, adults and families. Peggy strives to reflect cultural-relational competency and honor diversity in leadership, project development, therapy and clinical supervisory capacities.
(604) 330-1406
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North Vancouver, BC V7P
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Geborgen Therapy & Consulting
Counsellor, MA, RCC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
I work with women and men and support adults both through a provincial mental health program and in my private practice.
Welcome! Therapy is a place to learn about yourself, your relationships, and how past experiences have impacted you. Are you constantly feeling worried and overwhelmed? Do you feel sad and overcome by negative thoughts? Do you feel disconnected from your partner? Are you grieving a loss? Do you struggle with anxiety and/or depression? I work with clients who are struggling with common life challenges and transitions and want to learn ways to cope, manage their stress, and feel better. My goal is to create a space where you can talk about how you are doing without feeling judged and feel empowered on your own journey of healing.
(579) 500-0753
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Vancouver, BC V5V
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Anna Maliatski Expressive Arts Therapist
Art Therapist, MA, OEATA
Verified
Verified
As a refugee, immigrant, artist, woman , and mother, I've known anxiety, depression, and traumatic childhood, but I also witnessed incredible human resilience and strength.
I am bringing the authenticity and richness of my life experience into each session. My goal is to create a safe, compassionate, and non-judgemental space to foster creativity and meet any aspect of our humanity that may arise with openness and kindness. With my gentle guidance and sensitive presence, you will feel free to address anything from day-to-day experiences to childhood traumas while exploring all that Expressive Arts has to offer. My approach is "low skill, high sensitivity", which means that no experience with any of the art modalities is needed. Show up as you are, with curiosity, open heart, and we'll go from there!
(438) 701-8464
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Burnaby, BC V5G
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Julia Seadon
Counsellor, MA, RCC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
Welcome! I am a therapist who specializes in working with women , with a particular focus on maternal mental health issues including perinatal anxiety and depression, the baby blues, and postpartum depression and anxiety. I also support clients with parenting concerns. I have office locations in both North Vancouver and Kitsilano and also provide home visits for those young families who would prefer counselling services in their home.
(604) 210-7439
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North Vancouver, BC V7L
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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 Powell River?
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 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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