Sex-Positive, Kink Allied Therapists in Powell River, BC

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Photo of Nested Heart Counselling, Registered Social Worker in Powell River, BC
Nested Heart Counselling
Registered Social Worker, RSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
I’ve helped many clients explore opening up their relationships in different ways and those finding a mismatch in sexual/ kink desire.
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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Powell River, BC V8A
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$140 (individual)$160 (couples)
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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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$150 per session
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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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$130 (individual)$210 (couples)

Online Therapists

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Nina Kimmons
Counsellor, MA
Verified
2 Endorsed
Verified
2 Endorsed
My areas of passion are working with 2SLGBTQIA clients, alternative sexual/romantic relationship identities & dynamics (ex. ethically non-monogamy, polyamory, kink , swinging, BDSM, open relationships, sex work, etc.), sex & intimacy, consent & boundaries, religious trauma, chronic pain/illness, neurodiversity, and life transitions. I draw from both education and lived experience to provide deeper insight into supporting you from an open-minded, trauma-informed, sex-positive, and affirming framework. The journey of healing and growth can be messy, challenging, and heart-breaking while also beautifully majestic and worth every effort.
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Nanaimo, BC V9R
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$200 (individual)$200 (couples)
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Mathew Gendron
Counsellor, MA, RCC
Verified
Verified
I support clients with a range of concerns and am particularly practiced in sex and relationship therapy with couples/partnerships and self-identified gay, bisexual, and queer men.
(604) 734-1511
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Vancouver, BC V6H
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Waitlist for new clients
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Allura Sex Therapy Centre
Counsellor, MCP, RCC, CST
Verified
5 Endorsed
Verified
5 Endorsed
We enjoy working with everyone: polyamorous, kink -identified, or LGBTQ+, always offering authenticity and safety.
At Allura, we know and understand that sexuality is one of the most fun but complicated parts of humanity, while also one of the hardest to find a safe and non-judgmental space to speak openly about. Do you feel overwhelmed when you think about your sexuality, sex life, or relationship? Do you wish for more connection and excitement with your partner? Do you sometimes feel stress or anxiety fill your life? We can help with that. Our clients are professionals, parents, sometimes monogamous and sometimes polyamorous, LGBTQ+ - but they all share one thing in common: they are struggling with their sexuality in some way.
(604) 245-1105
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Vancouver, BC V6Z
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$180 (individual)$200 (couples)
Waitlist for new clients
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Kristin Trotter
Counsellor, MA, RCC
Verified
Verified
I am a Registered Clinical Counsellor (RCC) working with teens & young adults (13yrs to 40ish). I specialize in therapeutic conversations that support the unique experiences & challenges during this time in life. In particular, I am knowledgeable in supporting the emotional needs of 2SLGBTQ+ folks. I have training to complete Hormone Readiness Assesments. I also offer supportive counselling sessions for parents & care providers. As a sex-positive therapist / Sexual Health Educator, I promote a healthy attitude towards human sexual behaviour & safer sex practices and I appreciate and respect gender, sexual & relationship diversity.
(306) 994-7709
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Squamish, BC V8B
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Alice Curitz
Counsellor, MA, RCC, CCC
Verified
12 Endorsed
Verified
12 Endorsed
I use she/her pronouns and pride myself on providing a welcoming, positive, and knowledgeable space for LGBTQ2IA+, BIPOC, HIV+, Neuro-diverse, SW, Kink , and Poly folks.
Sometimes it can feel like we're stuck, lost and have to try to figure it out alone. I'm here to support you in redefining who you are and what you want. Create the life you truly deserve by working through the tough stuff and embracing your unique abilities. I believe that connection is what helps us to heal and grow. My practice is based on building an authentic connection with you in order to help you become empowered to reach your goals. I work with clients across Canada via video chat and phone.
(778) 901-2715
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Nanaimo, BC V9S
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$225 (individual)$225 (couples)
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Ally Abrami
Counsellor, BA, MC
Verified
Verified
I specialize in helping individuals and partners navigate the extra something that makes their relationship(s) a unique challenge. Folks I work with are often loving outside of the cisheteronormative & mononormative structure such as ethical non-monogamy, kink /BDSM, or other LGBTQ2S+ relationships. I also work with people whose experience of the world may be impacting their relationships, such as folks who are neurodivergent, individuals living with chronic illness or pain, or folks for whom trauma is showing up. I strive to help folks design the intentional relationships they are struggling to create on their own.
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Vancouver, BC V6J
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$140 per session
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Hal Slaunwhite Counselling & Support Services
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, RSW
Verified
Verified
I approach counselling from a lens that is grounded in the continued practice of anti-racism, disability justice, queer theory, sex positivity, and that recognizes the systemic violence that has, and continues to, harm us and impact our experiences in the world, and inside ourselves. The main niche of folks that I have had the honour of working with over the years have been queer and trans folks, sex workers, disabled folks, non-traditional relationship networks, kink and bdsm communities, BIPOC folks, folks navigating complex trauma, and those living at the intersections of many of these identities.
(581) 500-0508
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Vancouver, BC V5K
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$135 (individual)$160 (couples)
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Sarah Anne Trivett
Counsellor, MC, RCC, SEP
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
I tend to work best with folks who have explored some self-development work (talk-therapy, yoga, meditation, plant medicines etc..) and feel ready to be with what is going on somatically. People who come to me often feel a sense of unworthiness, shame or confusion around their body, sexuality, or self-expression and desire a sense of closeness, intimacy and belonging with others. I often work with survivors of sexual violence and childhood sexual abuse . Sex-work, polyamory and kink affirming. I welcome people of all genders and sexual orientations. Currently offering sessions online and outdoors.
(604) 265-8149
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Vancouver, BC V5T
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$160 per session
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Imogen McIntyre
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, RSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
I specialize in counselling for queer, trans, genderdiverse, and neurodivergent people. I work with individuals, couples, poly folks, and families from the perspectives of social justice and attachment - I believes that the social environment we grew up in, and our relationship histories within those environments, shape how we show up in our present. I pay special attention to how power functions in our relationships and communities, and how it impacts our internal experiences. I am kink and poly affirming, and excited to work with people with all kinds of relationship structures.
(548) 489-0252
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Vancouver, BC V5Z
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$160 per session
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Islai Rhys Rathlin
Registered Social Worker, MA, MSW, RSW
Verified
Verified
Islai is a Registered Social Worker who specializes in working with queer, trans, and genderdiverse folk who are struggling to connect with themselves and others. They also specialize in supporting neurodiverse individuals experiencing life transitions. Islai works from an anti-oppressive framework and offers sex-positive, kink -friendly, non-monogamous and polyamorous relationship counselling.
(343) 342-1025
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Vancouver, BC V6A
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$150 (individual)$170 (couples)
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Expressive Wellness Counselling Practice
Counsellor, MA, RCC, RSW
Verified
2 Endorsed
Verified
2 Endorsed
Expressive Wellness offers counselling by registered clinical counsellors and social workers, as well as sliding scale counselling sessions with Masters-level practicum students ($25-75 a session, self chosen rate). Centring anti-oppressive counselling, we work alongside 2SLGBTQI+ folks, BIPOC folks, sex workers, neurodivergent folks, folks who have experienced traumas, folks who cope with OCD, and poly/ kink communities. We provide individual, family and relationship counselling. Practice specialties include EMDR, somatic work, CBT, inner child work and narrative therapy.
(365) 651-9573
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Vancouver, BC V6B
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Daniel Kline
Counsellor, MA, MCP
Verified
Verified
Welcome, my name is Daniel Kline and I am a clinical counsellor working in Vancouver, British Columbia. In my sessions with clients, I always approach things from a compassionate, ethical, and inclusive perspective. I am currently working as a sex and relationship therapist in private practice and also as an associate with Dr. Bianca Rucker. My specialty areas include consensual non-monogamy, kink , and differences of desire. I have also supported folks exploring, transitioning, and asserting authentic gender expression for themselves.
(825) 808-0530
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Vancouver, BC V5Z
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$180 per session
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Julie Chang
Counsellor, RCC
Verified
Verified
Welcome to the first step of your journey to flourishing mental health with me. I look forward to supporting you while you explore, reflect, and find the ideal self you would like to become psychologically, physically, and spiritually. I believe in a world where people achieve flourishing mental health. To do so, I am helping individuals such as yourself one at a time to gain more control of their lives and to become versions of themselves they envision. I promise to try my best to treat you with absolute worth, to respect your autonomy, and to give you the therapy experience you want using Directing, Following, or Guiding Style.
(514) 700-5623
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Vancouver, BC V6Z
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$150 per session
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Laurie Hollingdrake
Counsellor, RCC, MCP
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
Hi I’m Laurie, and I understand how lonely it can be to feel that there are things you can’t talk about with anyone in your life. I have experience working with folks who have dual diagnoses of mental health and substance use, folks questioning sexuality and gender identity, divorce, fertility issues, people working in the sex economy, stress, anxiety, depression, post-traumatic stress, and more. I hold a Master’s in Counselling Psychology, a diploma in Addictions Medicine, am a Registered Clinical Counsellor with the BCACC, and am a Certified Yoga Instructor. I also provide clinical supervision to other mental health professionals.
(604) 359-5808
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Vancouver, BC V6B
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$165 per session
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Hart Caplan
Counsellor, BA, BEd, MA, MC, RCC
Verified
2 Endorsed
Verified
2 Endorsed
My fundamental orientation to counselling is existential. At its heart, this approach doesn't distinguish between cognitions (thinking) and affect (feeling) and the somatic (body). Instead, it (and I) attempt to make contact with the whole of one's being. After all, we don't refer to ourselves as "human brains" or "human bodies" but as human beings. This is why talk therapy participates in healing the body, but it also explains why attention to the body can help heal what we generally call mental illness. And in the midst of it all, feelings are the endlessly rich source of information that help connect thinking to the body.
(778) 762-3428
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Vancouver, BC V6H
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$168 (individual)$190 (couples)
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Amanda Hamm
Counsellor, MA, RCC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
Many clients I’ve worked with describe an inner sense of confusion, and find themselves responding to life in ways that don’t make sense to them. Emotions are overwhelming, and some of the ways they’ve learned to manage them just lead to feeling worse. This inner chaos makes it impossible to reach out for help - it’s hard to believe anyone could ever get it or that things could ever change. People share a pervasive feeling of something being wrong with them. They work hard to be successful on the outside, but inside they feel like an imposter - like they’re broken and just going through the motions, terrified they’ll be found out.
(581) 221-5872
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Vancouver, BC V5T
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$165 per session
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Megan McLaren
Counsellor, MCP, RCC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
Megan obtained her degree from the Adler School of Professional Psychology and is registered with the BCACC. Megan has experience working with clients presenting with many concerns and uses the theoretical approaches from a handful of perspectives including Narrative, Person-Centered and Adlerian. The process of counselling is unique for every individual and is a collaborative process between the client and the clinician. Megan's job is to walk along side you in your journey to wellness, satisfaction and self-discovery while shining lights on parts of your story that demonstrate your other ways of being that are empowered.
(604) 670-4562
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Squamish, BC V8B
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$145 per session

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