Somatic Therapists in Powell River, BC

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Photo of Shona Jackson, Counsellor in Powell River, BC
Shona Jackson
Counsellor, MA, RCC
Verified
Verified
I use somatic experiencing to notice what your body is telling you about your life.
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
The techniques I use include Somatic Experiencing ® trauma therapy, Internal Family Systems, coaching, and outdoor counselling.
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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Davis Briscoe
Counsellor, RTC
Verified
Verified
Calling on my decade of experience in working with men, I specialize in Relational Somatic Therapy.
"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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Powell River, BC V8A
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Vanessa Liston Marie
Counsellor, MA, MC, CCC
Verified
Verified
Working in an integrative fashion, I often rely on existential, narrative, and somatic -based therapies.
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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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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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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Emmett Martyniuk
Counsellor, RPC
Verified
Verified
***Now Accepting Clients*** Struggling to live up to your expectations? Feeling stuck and unmotivated but not sure why? Hi, I'm Emmett (he/him/his) and I help young adults get unstuck, cope better with life's anxiety and challenges, and forge a life based on their values. I do this by helping clients discover their “Ikigai”, the Japanese concept meaning a “reason for being”.
(604) 330-1504
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Powell River, BC V8A
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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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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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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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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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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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Online Therapists

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Jade Honce
Counsellor, MA, CCC, RCC
Verified
Verified
My approach to therapy is collaborative and flexible to suit the needs of each individual client. My specialty is in working with women affected by stress, anxiety, depression and those struggling with past trauma and PTSD. I also offer personalized support to women struggling in their relationship - including romantic, friendships, family and professional relationships. My primary orientation's are strengths based, person-centred and psychodynamic. In addition to traditional talk therapy, I offer interventions based in Somatic Experiencing, EMDR, TF-CBT, Internal Family Systems, and the Creative Arts Therapies.
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Squamish, BC V0N
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Jeremy Williams
Counsellor, CCAC, RPC
Verified
2 Endorsed
Verified
2 Endorsed
When working with Jeremy, you can expect to be treated with unconditional positive regard, a trauma informed approach, and inclusion of solid models of therapies such as solution focused, strengths based, motivational interviewing, somatic , EFT/TFT, and the fundamentals of cognitive behavioural therapy and dialectical behavioural therapy.
Jeremy Williams is an engaging, competent, passionate, and dynamic Registered Professional Counsellor and a Canadian Certified Addiction Counsellor who specializes in individual counselling stress, anxiety, depression, and general mental health, as well as addictions counselling, recovery education, group therapy, psychological first aid, and both EFT and TFT.
(236) 302-4555
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Vancouver, BC V6Z
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Lorilee Keller
Counsellor, MEd, RCC
Verified
Verified
Through my unique combination of clinical counselling, somatic therapy, and energy healing, I help my clients to access healing and restoration of the nervous system in order to shift deep-rooted patterns and feel more connected to themselves and others, less reactive and more able to slow down, be present, and take joy in the little things.
As a holistic psychotherapist, I combine evidence-based counselling approaches with psycho- spiritual healing. I love working with the mind-body connection, helping clients to learn more about the ways in which past experiences and trauma can be held in their nervous systems and energetic bodies. Whether you experience anxiety, depression, anger or numbness or are noticing patterns such as perfectionism, self-criticism, people pleasing, difficulty with setting boundaries or expressing yourself, I will help you get to root cause of these symptoms and patterns.
(825) 501-0280
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Vancouver, BC V5Y
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Nadina Dodd
Counsellor, MC:AT, RCC
Verified
Verified
I offer talk therapy, art therapy and somatic and sensory approaches.
Are you a young adult seeking guidance or change in your life? Are you looking to share your struggles with someone helpful and caring who will listen to you? Are you struggling with relationships? Are you bothered by your moods or engaging in behaviours that are not helpful for you? I understand it's hard to reach out but, come talk to me. I can help you find what it takes to understand yourself better, improve your relationships and overcome your shame, fears and unhelpful thinking patterns. I can help you uncover your values, interests, needs, boundaries and courage so that you can be your true self and live a fulfilling life.
(226) 770-4113
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Gibsons, BC V0N
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Tara Watters
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW
Verified
Verified
My counselling approach draws upon Internal Family Systems, EMDR, and somatic mindfulness.
Are you wondering if you or a loved one might be autistic, have ADHD, or be neuro-divergent in some way? Do you need support finding an affirming way forward for yourself or your relationships? Our work together can focus on any area of importance for you, including: trauma, relationships, chronic pain, parenting, gender, experiences of oppression, grief, and life transitions. I appreciate diversity in all forms, and welcome individuals and couples exploring neuro-diversity, gender-creativity, sexual orientation, and pathological demand avoidance. I can help you find the internal spaciousness to work through life's challenges.
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Vancouver, BC V6K
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Megan Davies
Counsellor, MA, RCC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
My approach is tailored to the needs of each individual. I emphasize the importance of a strong, compassionate therapeutic relationship and work primarily from a trauma informed, client-centered model. I incorporate elements of emotion focused, narrative, dialectical behavioural, internal family systems, parts work, attachment, strengths/resiliency based, and somatic approaches. I primarily work from a process oriented place by working on issues brought up in the moment and spending time breaking down the beliefs, emotions, and behaviours that accompany each issue.
(705) 990-0415
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Vancouver, BC V5T
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Sun Lee
Counsellor, MCP-AT, RCC, RCAT
Verified
Verified
I specialize in Art Therapy and Mindful Based Somatic Therapy to support clients with their struggles in life. My service is individually customized for each and every client to heal, maintain, energize, and become aware of their inner strengths. My goal is to provide a safe environment and to build rapport in order for clients to process through their concerns.
(778) 902-4507
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Vancouver, BC V6B
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Somatic Counsellors

How does somatic therapy work?

Somatic therapy is a form of treatment that focuses on how the body and mind are interconnected. In this approach, physical symptoms are addressed because they may in fact signal emotional distress. Somatic therapists combine mindfulness, talk therapy, breathwork, yoga, dance, and physical manipulations of the body to help patients become more attuned to what their body is telling them.

Is EMDR a somatic therapy?

EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing) is a form of somatic therapy, as it incorporates mental and physical principles. EMDR involves remembering a traumatic experience while allowing one’s eyes to track a side-to-side visual stimulus from a therapist. This lateral eye movement is believed to diminish the painful power of the memory so that it can be discussed with a therapist.

Is somatic therapy evidence-based?

Somatic therapy has been researched and studied, and some forms of somatic therapy are found to be effective in treating a wide range of conditions. Because somatic therapy encompasses many techniques, some, such as EMDR and meditation, have been studied more than others.

What is somatic trauma therapy?

Somatic trauma therapy is based on the idea that when people experience trauma, they can become stuck in the “freeze” part of a “fight, flight, or freeze” response. In this state, trauma can manifest itself both mentally and physically—through tension in the muscles, anxiety, and stress. Popular forms of somatic trauma therapy include EMDR, sensorimotor therapy, and somatic experiencing.