Female Therapists in Sechelt, BC

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Anne Massar
Counsellor, MA, RCC
Verified Verified
Sechelt, BC V0N
Counselling helps to gain self-understanding and create a roadmap for how you'd like your life to be. Ready (or almost ready) to tackle unresolved feelings or undiscovered beliefs, my client is willing to "dip their toe in the water" and take a chance. Clients feel supported, emotionally safe and ultimately in charge of their own process. Grounded in Adlerian Psychology, Anne also offers CBT, EMDR, Brief solution-focused therapy, mind-body approaches & use of self. Groups for separation and divorce, pet loss and textile therapies for anxiety & depression assist clients to re-connect with others & themselves.
Counselling helps to gain self-understanding and create a roadmap for how you'd like your life to be. Ready (or almost ready) to tackle unresolved feelings or undiscovered beliefs, my client is willing to "dip their toe in the water" and take a chance. Clients feel supported, emotionally safe and ultimately in charge of their own process. Grounded in Adlerian Psychology, Anne also offers CBT, EMDR, Brief solution-focused therapy, mind-body approaches & use of self. Groups for separation and divorce, pet loss and textile therapies for anxiety & depression assist clients to re-connect with others & themselves.
(778) 770-1729 View (778) 770-1729
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Vanessa Liston Marie
Counsellor, MA, MC, CCC
Verified Verified
Sechelt, BC V0N
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.
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.
(604) 747-4834 View (604) 747-4834
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Michelle McCarty
Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying), BA , MACP
Verified Verified
Sechelt, BC V0N  (Online Only)
Life’s challenges can leave you feeling stuck, overwhelmed, or unsure how to proceed to meet your goals. These challenges may evoke feelings of sadness, worry, anger, insecurity, or confusion. You don't need to face this alone. It’s a brave and commendable step to seek support. Through a collaborative, client-centred, and evidence-based approach we’ll delve into your thoughts, emotions, behaviours, and physical sensations, with the goal of uncovering the root causes of challenges.
Life’s challenges can leave you feeling stuck, overwhelmed, or unsure how to proceed to meet your goals. These challenges may evoke feelings of sadness, worry, anger, insecurity, or confusion. You don't need to face this alone. It’s a brave and commendable step to seek support. Through a collaborative, client-centred, and evidence-based approach we’ll delve into your thoughts, emotions, behaviours, and physical sensations, with the goal of uncovering the root causes of challenges.
(587) 705-5222 View (587) 705-5222
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Dr. Sydney Weaver
Registered Social Worker, MSW, PhD
Verified Verified
Sechelt, BC V0N
Addictions Specialist
Addictions Specialist
(236) 900-3036 View (236) 900-3036
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Wendy Charters
Counsellor, MA, Couns, Psych, RCC
Verified Verified
Sechelt, BC V0N
Waitlist for new clients
Life has a way of challenging us in ways that can stop even the strongest of us in our tracks. Increased stress, sudden life changes, anxiety, unresolved trauma.... many things can trigger disruptive behaviours and emotions that throw us off-base, damage our health and relationships, or simply hold us back. If your mental or emotional well-being, your relationships with others or with yourself, or your ability to deal with problems is out of balance – whatever the issue or stumbling block, a safe therapeutic relationship can help you return to, or develop a greater sense of ease and well-being.
Life has a way of challenging us in ways that can stop even the strongest of us in our tracks. Increased stress, sudden life changes, anxiety, unresolved trauma.... many things can trigger disruptive behaviours and emotions that throw us off-base, damage our health and relationships, or simply hold us back. If your mental or emotional well-being, your relationships with others or with yourself, or your ability to deal with problems is out of balance – whatever the issue or stumbling block, a safe therapeutic relationship can help you return to, or develop a greater sense of ease and well-being.
(778) 767-3092 View (778) 767-3092
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Rebecca Chow
Counsellor, RTC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Sechelt, BC V0N
Waitlist for new clients
Hi, I’m Rebecca, and I’m a Registered Counsellor, Trauma Specialist, Clinical Herbalist, & Coach. I’ve spent most of my life working with people, animals, plants… all living things really. I have a passion for supporting others in their journey back to the root of who they are. Helping them find the essence of what makes them feel whole and complete. We are all humans, perfectly imperfect in every way. We are unique, contradictory, seeking, and doing our best with the tools that we have available to us. I believe that our stories are sacred, and we have the power and the right to choose who we share our stories with.
Hi, I’m Rebecca, and I’m a Registered Counsellor, Trauma Specialist, Clinical Herbalist, & Coach. I’ve spent most of my life working with people, animals, plants… all living things really. I have a passion for supporting others in their journey back to the root of who they are. Helping them find the essence of what makes them feel whole and complete. We are all humans, perfectly imperfect in every way. We are unique, contradictory, seeking, and doing our best with the tools that we have available to us. I believe that our stories are sacred, and we have the power and the right to choose who we share our stories with.
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Victoria Mercedes Rose Younker
Counsellor, RTC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Sechelt, BC V0N  (Online Only)
Do you find yourself feeling stressed, overwhelmed and anxious? Longing for a sense of peace, calm, and hope? Life can be challenging, and if we don’t have the tools to cope- some moments it can feel downright impossible. Sometimes we need actions to take, and sometimes we just need someone to truly listen. As a therapist, I consider myself not only an educator and guide, but a fellow human being here to support you where you’re at.
Do you find yourself feeling stressed, overwhelmed and anxious? Longing for a sense of peace, calm, and hope? Life can be challenging, and if we don’t have the tools to cope- some moments it can feel downright impossible. Sometimes we need actions to take, and sometimes we just need someone to truly listen. As a therapist, I consider myself not only an educator and guide, but a fellow human being here to support you where you’re at.
(873) 363-1231 View (873) 363-1231
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Claire McMillan
Registered Social Worker, MSW, BSW, RSW
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Sechelt, BC V0N  (Online Only)
I do not have an "ideal" client. I believe in the importance of showing up as you are and I will do my best to walk alongside you. I specialize in areas of anxiety, ADHD, perfectionism, boundaries, burnout, and relational issues. I am part of Kindred Roots Therapy which is a private therapy collective (based out of Alberta) that is focused on redefining the "traditional" therapy experience. We aim to normalize conversations about mental health, and apply a strengths-based and laid-back approach to therapy.
I do not have an "ideal" client. I believe in the importance of showing up as you are and I will do my best to walk alongside you. I specialize in areas of anxiety, ADHD, perfectionism, boundaries, burnout, and relational issues. I am part of Kindred Roots Therapy which is a private therapy collective (based out of Alberta) that is focused on redefining the "traditional" therapy experience. We aim to normalize conversations about mental health, and apply a strengths-based and laid-back approach to therapy.
(506) 307-6832 View (506) 307-6832
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Lindsay Marie
Counsellor, RTC, LPN
Verified Verified
Sechelt, BC V0N
Every day is another chance to change your life. Do you feel all alone with your problems? Hold painful feelings inside? Wish you could talk to someone? Do you ask yourself: How can I find happiness in my life? How can my partner and I work through our problems? How can I find a lasting and fulfilling relationship? How can I navigate feelings of burnout? How can I adjust to pregnancy and postpartum? I provide a calm, safe, nurturing environment for you to grow, change and heal. I offer support and a collaborative approach as you build on your strengths and continue to move forward in your life.
Every day is another chance to change your life. Do you feel all alone with your problems? Hold painful feelings inside? Wish you could talk to someone? Do you ask yourself: How can I find happiness in my life? How can my partner and I work through our problems? How can I find a lasting and fulfilling relationship? How can I navigate feelings of burnout? How can I adjust to pregnancy and postpartum? I provide a calm, safe, nurturing environment for you to grow, change and heal. I offer support and a collaborative approach as you build on your strengths and continue to move forward in your life.
(506) 497-6002 View (506) 497-6002
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Laura Louise Barnes
Art Therapist, BEd, DVATI, MC, RCC
Verified Verified
Sechelt, BC V0N
Laura provides her clients the opportunity to explore personal problems and potentials, resolve conflicts, and facilitate self awareness and understanding. Laura’s view of healing is holistic, paying attention to not only what is said but how the body responds. Through a mindfulness based approach, Laura creates space and opportunity for clients to explore and connect to their inner needs while providing a safe space for these needs to be expressed. This approach allows mind/body integration. Through this process, clients begin to experience clarity, balance and rest.
Laura provides her clients the opportunity to explore personal problems and potentials, resolve conflicts, and facilitate self awareness and understanding. Laura’s view of healing is holistic, paying attention to not only what is said but how the body responds. Through a mindfulness based approach, Laura creates space and opportunity for clients to explore and connect to their inner needs while providing a safe space for these needs to be expressed. This approach allows mind/body integration. Through this process, clients begin to experience clarity, balance and rest.
(778) 400-6762 View (778) 400-6762
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Chantell McKay
Psychiatric Nurse, RPN, MPN
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Sechelt, BC V0N  (Online Only)
Chantell is a Registered Psychiatric Nurse since 2011, offering counselling from the perspective of holistic mental health and wellness. Chantell has experience working with trauma, addictions and complex mental health concerns with youth, adults and couples. Chantell has experience offering counselling to remote Indigenous communities.
Chantell is a Registered Psychiatric Nurse since 2011, offering counselling from the perspective of holistic mental health and wellness. Chantell has experience working with trauma, addictions and complex mental health concerns with youth, adults and couples. Chantell has experience offering counselling to remote Indigenous communities.
(587) 715-0480 View (587) 715-0480
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Carolyn Clarke Programs
Counsellor, RPC, EFT, NLP, IP, IMN
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Sechelt, BC V0N
You CAN live without anxiety, stress, overwhelm or burnout! Numb, stuck or simply surviving? We live in crazy times! You’ve lived, loved, worked, possibly married and divorced, raised a family, cared for aging parents, surely succeeded in your unique ways and also dealt with life’s natural challenges and losses too. If a helper-type, other’s needs have likely come before your own. Life happens, and often not how planned. Whether anxious and stressed, have a heavy heart or upset emotions, stuck in unhealthy patterns of thought or behaviors, in loss or life transitions, unhappy in relationships, we ALL need support to shift / grow.
You CAN live without anxiety, stress, overwhelm or burnout! Numb, stuck or simply surviving? We live in crazy times! You’ve lived, loved, worked, possibly married and divorced, raised a family, cared for aging parents, surely succeeded in your unique ways and also dealt with life’s natural challenges and losses too. If a helper-type, other’s needs have likely come before your own. Life happens, and often not how planned. Whether anxious and stressed, have a heavy heart or upset emotions, stuck in unhealthy patterns of thought or behaviors, in loss or life transitions, unhappy in relationships, we ALL need support to shift / grow.
(778) 800-3829 View (778) 800-3829
Rising Tide Wellness
Counsellor, MSc, MFT, RCC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Sechelt, BC V0N
Are you looking for greater life satisfaction? Something needs to change but you just can't make it happen on your own? Or perhaps you want to check in with someone objective, for another perspective? Let's talk! Counselling doesn't have to increase your anxiety levels. It can be about two or more people sitting in a safe place, having coffee and a good chat about life. Face to face, online, or on the telephone. I'm a registered psychotherapist and I can help. Maybe for the first time in a long time, it's all about you!
Are you looking for greater life satisfaction? Something needs to change but you just can't make it happen on your own? Or perhaps you want to check in with someone objective, for another perspective? Let's talk! Counselling doesn't have to increase your anxiety levels. It can be about two or more people sitting in a safe place, having coffee and a good chat about life. Face to face, online, or on the telephone. I'm a registered psychotherapist and I can help. Maybe for the first time in a long time, it's all about you!
(604) 414-4219 View (604) 414-4219
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Sarah Joseph
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
Sechelt, BC V0N  (Online Only)
Hi, I'm Sarah. I enjoy working with couples and parents. I provide practical tools to clients that will help them reduce conflict and misbehaviour while strengthening connection. My goal is to provide tangible, practical tools to busy families and couples that can make a real difference in their day-to-day lives. I am a registered social worker, with a Masters in Social Work with post graduate studies in treating trauma, a Positive Discipline Trainer and Author.
Hi, I'm Sarah. I enjoy working with couples and parents. I provide practical tools to clients that will help them reduce conflict and misbehaviour while strengthening connection. My goal is to provide tangible, practical tools to busy families and couples that can make a real difference in their day-to-day lives. I am a registered social worker, with a Masters in Social Work with post graduate studies in treating trauma, a Positive Discipline Trainer and Author.
(604) 670-9598 View (604) 670-9598
Photo of Christine Semenuk, RCC, MS, PPS, Counsellor
Christine Semenuk
Counsellor, RCC, MS, PPS
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Sechelt, BC V0N
I offer counselling services to teens, adults, and specifically athletes (of all levels) covering a wide range of topics such as navigating complex emotions (anxiety, depression and grief), processing relationships/attachment, and improving work and sports performance, as well providing an ongoing space to process the multitude of challenges that come with life. Together, we will explore ways to move toward your goals. This might mean exploring your emotions, learning to set boundaries, managing life transitions or helping you change a pattern of behavior that is keeping you stuck.
I offer counselling services to teens, adults, and specifically athletes (of all levels) covering a wide range of topics such as navigating complex emotions (anxiety, depression and grief), processing relationships/attachment, and improving work and sports performance, as well providing an ongoing space to process the multitude of challenges that come with life. Together, we will explore ways to move toward your goals. This might mean exploring your emotions, learning to set boundaries, managing life transitions or helping you change a pattern of behavior that is keeping you stuck.
(506) 404-1349 View (506) 404-1349
Photo of Eleonora Molnar, BA, MA, RTC, MTC, Counsellor
Eleonora Molnar
Counsellor, BA, MA, RTC, MTC
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Sechelt, BC V0N
I work with addictions, anxiety, depression, couples counselling, self-esteem, trauma, and non-ordinary states of consciousness. I support adolescents, adults, families, and couples grow their inner capacity for change. I am accepting new clients and can help you feel better as soon as possible. Are you dealing with some painful issues or feeling stuck? Is something not working or sometimes nothing is working? Do you need a nurturing place to be vulnerable with your emotions? I will help you make sense of what is happening and enable you to create more choices to secure your future.
I work with addictions, anxiety, depression, couples counselling, self-esteem, trauma, and non-ordinary states of consciousness. I support adolescents, adults, families, and couples grow their inner capacity for change. I am accepting new clients and can help you feel better as soon as possible. Are you dealing with some painful issues or feeling stuck? Is something not working or sometimes nothing is working? Do you need a nurturing place to be vulnerable with your emotions? I will help you make sense of what is happening and enable you to create more choices to secure your future.
(867) 670-0829 View (867) 670-0829
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Nadina Dodd
Counsellor, MC:AT, RCC
Verified Verified
Sechelt, BC V0N
I am a Registered Clinical Counsellor and Art Therapist. I understand how difficult it can be to reach out for support, but I am here to help if you are seeking guidance, healing or change in your life. I believe that you have inner wisdom and that you are the expert in your life but I can help you uncover your unhelpful thinking patterns, understand and manage your emotions, befriend your nervous system, and increase your self-awareness. I can help you connect with your values, interests, needs, self-compassion, boundaries and courage so that you can be your true self and live a fulfilling life.
I am a Registered Clinical Counsellor and Art Therapist. I understand how difficult it can be to reach out for support, but I am here to help if you are seeking guidance, healing or change in your life. I believe that you have inner wisdom and that you are the expert in your life but I can help you uncover your unhelpful thinking patterns, understand and manage your emotions, befriend your nervous system, and increase your self-awareness. I can help you connect with your values, interests, needs, self-compassion, boundaries and courage so that you can be your true self and live a fulfilling life.
(226) 770-4113 View (226) 770-4113
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Heather Thrasher
Counsellor, BSW, RCC, CCC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Sechelt, BC V0N
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 15 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 female from a mixed ancestry- European/French/Indigenous, and honour the ability to work and play on the traditional lands and territory of the ɬaʔamɩn Peoples. I'm grateful to be able to walk alongside you and support you on your journey.
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 15 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 female from a mixed ancestry- European/French/Indigenous, and honour the ability to work and play on the traditional lands and territory of the ɬaʔamɩn Peoples. I'm grateful to be able to walk alongside you and support you on your journey.
(778) 488-9402 View (778) 488-9402
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Amanda Whippy
Counsellor, MEd, RCC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Sechelt, BC V0N
Reaching out for support can be a scary and overwhelming process, having a supportive therapeutic relationship can help ease that burden. I believe in a collaborative approach to assist you in living a life in line with your true self. I work with clients facing a range of issues looking for a safe environment to find balance and purpose. I bring my real self into our shared space and work with you to cultivate compassion and understanding.
Reaching out for support can be a scary and overwhelming process, having a supportive therapeutic relationship can help ease that burden. I believe in a collaborative approach to assist you in living a life in line with your true self. I work with clients facing a range of issues looking for a safe environment to find balance and purpose. I bring my real self into our shared space and work with you to cultivate compassion and understanding.
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Counselling and Neurofeedback Victoria
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
Sechelt, BC V0N
For over 20 years I have worked to help people to manage and transform anxiety, depression, trauma, chronic illness, loss and grief, change and transitions, relationships and divorce, self-esteem, sleep problems, and stress management. I believe that each person possesses inherent basic health, goodness and capacities for self-healing.
For over 20 years I have worked to help people to manage and transform anxiety, depression, trauma, chronic illness, loss and grief, change and transitions, relationships and divorce, self-esteem, sleep problems, and stress management. I believe that each person possesses inherent basic health, goodness and capacities for self-healing.
(343) 453-5630 View (343) 453-5630

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Female Counsellors

Does it matter what gender my therapist is?

In general, this is not an important factor, as there is no relationship between a therapist’s gender and their efficacy. Some clients, however, prefer to see therapists of a particular gender, whether due to their own past experiences with men and women, or ingrained beliefs about how people of different genders think and behave. Exploring the roots of such preferences and considering what one wants to address in therapy can help someone determine whether their therapist’s gender truly matters to them.

Should I see a female therapist?

Many people—not just women—prefer to see a female therapist, either because they believe that a woman will be able to relate to their specific challenges (for example, sexism in the workplace) or because they imagine feeling more comfortable disclosing sensitive information to a woman. Such beliefs may not turn out to be accurate, however, and adhering too rigidly to a gender preference can at times hinder a client from finding the best therapeutic match.

Do therapists get specific training to help with women’s concerns?

Therapists are trained to provide care to clients of any gender. However, some therapists—both men and women—may pursue additional training in feminist therapy, gender-specific issues, or women’s mental health. Female clients may wish to ask prospective therapists whether they have received specific training in the client’s primary area(s) of concern, or whether they have worked extensively with women on issues similar to their own.

How can I inquire about a therapist’s experience in treating women?

It’s OK—even encouraged!—to ask a therapist directly whether and how often they have treated women in the past, or whether they have treated women dealing with the client’s most prominent concern(s). Competent therapists will be happy to share their educational background, preferred treatment modalities, and prior client experience to help an individual find the therapist best suited to their needs.