Therapists in Vernon, BC

Photo of Felicia Musa, Counsellor in Vernon, BC
Felicia Musa
Counsellor, RCC, MA, RN
Verified
1 Endorsed
Vernon, BC V1T
Hello! I’m Felicia, and I believe that people are astonishing, resilient beings who have the power to heal, grow, and reach fulfillment in life. Life stressors and negative past experiences can lead us to experience inner turmoil and cause us to question our decisions, feel adrift, and lose hope. It can be exhausting and overwhelming to navigate life while holding these experiences. I am passionate about helping those experiencing anxiety or depression and who want help working through stress to improve balance in one’s life.
Hello! I’m Felicia, and I believe that people are astonishing, resilient beings who have the power to heal, grow, and reach fulfillment in life. Life stressors and negative past experiences can lead us to experience inner turmoil and cause us to question our decisions, feel adrift, and lose hope. It can be exhausting and overwhelming to navigate life while holding these experiences. I am passionate about helping those experiencing anxiety or depression and who want help working through stress to improve balance in one’s life.
(365) 544-5347 View (365) 544-5347
Photo of Mirrell Desjardins, Counsellor in Vernon, BC
Mirrell Desjardins
Counsellor, CCC, RCC, EMDR BT
Verified
Vernon, BC V1T
Significant life events and transitions can throw anyone off their "best self." Our work together will help you regain a sense of balance and focus, identity, and belonging. I believe individuals are experts on themselves, and I walk beside my clients offering insight and resources that help them move toward the life they want to live. "True belonging doesn’t require you to change who you are; it requires you to be who you are.”-Brene Brown
Significant life events and transitions can throw anyone off their "best self." Our work together will help you regain a sense of balance and focus, identity, and belonging. I believe individuals are experts on themselves, and I walk beside my clients offering insight and resources that help them move toward the life they want to live. "True belonging doesn’t require you to change who you are; it requires you to be who you are.”-Brene Brown
(647) 699-1523 View (647) 699-1523
Photo of Marie Habke, Psychologist in Vernon, BC
Marie Habke
Psychologist, PhD, RPsych
Verified
1 Endorsed
Vernon, BC V1T
Not accepting new clients
As a practitioner for 26 years, I have come to appreciate that people and life are both wonderful and complicated. As such, my approach to therapy is to bring as much creativity as possible, in order to address individual needs and styles - I work with each person differently. For some, I use a CBT approach or give homework or teach skills. For others, I look more for insights into emotions or patterns.
As a practitioner for 26 years, I have come to appreciate that people and life are both wonderful and complicated. As such, my approach to therapy is to bring as much creativity as possible, in order to address individual needs and styles - I work with each person differently. For some, I use a CBT approach or give homework or teach skills. For others, I look more for insights into emotions or patterns.
(855) 556-6353 View (855) 556-6353
Photo of Megan DeSimone, The Life Balance Counselling, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Vernon, BC
Megan DeSimone, The Life Balance Counselling
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, BSW, MSW, RSW, MTC
Verified
5 Endorsed
Vernon, BC V1T
I have a Bachelor and Master's Degree in Social Work from UBC and over 20 years experience helping others with mental health, addictions, and relationship issues in a variety of health care, community and social service settings. When you come in for counselling support, I start by creating a relaxed atmosphere where you feel safe and reassured that you've found someone who can help you truly face the issues you're experiencing. Sometimes, the stress of life can be overwhelming and your world becomes very narrow.
I have a Bachelor and Master's Degree in Social Work from UBC and over 20 years experience helping others with mental health, addictions, and relationship issues in a variety of health care, community and social service settings. When you come in for counselling support, I start by creating a relaxed atmosphere where you feel safe and reassured that you've found someone who can help you truly face the issues you're experiencing. Sometimes, the stress of life can be overwhelming and your world becomes very narrow.
(778) 770-5344 View (778) 770-5344
Photo of Dixon Zalit, Counsellor in Vernon, BC
Dixon Zalit
Counsellor, BA, RTC
Verified
Vernon, BC V1T
Practical tools can move you to a better state of mind and improved relationships. When life gets hard, stressed and anxious thinking can overtake your world, disconnecting you from others and even from yourself.  I have been like that too. I am a counsellor who helps men and women wanting to break out of negative cycles so they can focus on clearer, calmer thinking and better relationships. That might involve getting a grip on emotions, letting go of the past, replacing cycles of negative thinking or building better communication skills. Maybe all of the above need attention.
Practical tools can move you to a better state of mind and improved relationships. When life gets hard, stressed and anxious thinking can overtake your world, disconnecting you from others and even from yourself.  I have been like that too. I am a counsellor who helps men and women wanting to break out of negative cycles so they can focus on clearer, calmer thinking and better relationships. That might involve getting a grip on emotions, letting go of the past, replacing cycles of negative thinking or building better communication skills. Maybe all of the above need attention.
(236) 600-9923 View (236) 600-9923
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Laura Hartell
Counsellor, MA, RCC, CCC
Verified
4 Endorsed
Vernon, BC V1T
If you've passed the point of trying to merely alleviate symptoms and want to address the root causes of your struggle, I am a therapist that is ready and able to help you do that. I provide a stable and supportive environment that enables you to “go there” in safety, and I consistently provide opportunities and encouragement for you to do so. My clients find me to be highly insightful, effective in the use of analogies and metaphor to increase self-awareness and self-understanding, empathetic, and easy to be vulnerable with. I am non-judgmental, and possess the ability to both meet people where they’re at and to help them shift.
If you've passed the point of trying to merely alleviate symptoms and want to address the root causes of your struggle, I am a therapist that is ready and able to help you do that. I provide a stable and supportive environment that enables you to “go there” in safety, and I consistently provide opportunities and encouragement for you to do so. My clients find me to be highly insightful, effective in the use of analogies and metaphor to increase self-awareness and self-understanding, empathetic, and easy to be vulnerable with. I am non-judgmental, and possess the ability to both meet people where they’re at and to help them shift.
(709) 700-3692 View (709) 700-3692
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Morganna Lerch
Counsellor, RPC-C, CYCP
Verified
Vernon, BC V1T
Do you feel disconnected, lost, or without a sense of direction in life? Does it feel like stress and anxiety consumes your mental/emotional energy leaving you drained? Maybe at one point, you had a clear sense of who you were and what you wanted out of life but that seems far away now, or maybe motivation and energy has never come naturally to you. If this is something you can relate to, a supportive counselling journey can help you transition from just getting through each day to living life with a sense of purpose and goals.
Do you feel disconnected, lost, or without a sense of direction in life? Does it feel like stress and anxiety consumes your mental/emotional energy leaving you drained? Maybe at one point, you had a clear sense of who you were and what you wanted out of life but that seems far away now, or maybe motivation and energy has never come naturally to you. If this is something you can relate to, a supportive counselling journey can help you transition from just getting through each day to living life with a sense of purpose and goals.
(249) 444-2499 View (249) 444-2499
Photo of Teena Robinson, Registered Social Worker in Vernon, BC
Teena Robinson
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW
Verified
Vernon, BC V1T
If you struggle with anxiety, emotion dsyregulation, self-esteem, unhelpful thinking, and are looking for meaning in life I can help.
If you struggle with anxiety, emotion dsyregulation, self-esteem, unhelpful thinking, and are looking for meaning in life I can help.
(867) 670-4940 View (867) 670-4940
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Niki Connor
Counsellor, MACP, RCC, RPC, BA Psyc
Verified
Vernon, BC V1T  (Online Only)
Hello, I'm Niki, very nice to meet you. Chances are you are noticing that some things in your life just aren't working anymore. There are some life events that impact our emotional well-being. Sometimes they are easier to overcome than others. Those that are not easily managed can lead to prolonged mental health concerns such as depression, anxiety, addiction, and others. In therapy, I can help you to work through the process of healing. I have a genuine and compassionate approach that I bring to each session. I hope to help you find emotional health.
Hello, I'm Niki, very nice to meet you. Chances are you are noticing that some things in your life just aren't working anymore. There are some life events that impact our emotional well-being. Sometimes they are easier to overcome than others. Those that are not easily managed can lead to prolonged mental health concerns such as depression, anxiety, addiction, and others. In therapy, I can help you to work through the process of healing. I have a genuine and compassionate approach that I bring to each session. I hope to help you find emotional health.
(604) 260-0535 View (604) 260-0535
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Lindsey Valair
Counsellor, RCC-C
Verified
1 Endorsed
Vernon, BC V1T
I believe that each of us has within us the ability to learn to deal with life’s stressors and manage the way we deal with the trials and tribulations that life brings our way. As a mother, wife, sister, daughter, friend, and co-worker, I bring to my practice a blend of lived mental health/life experience, education and a holistic approach while maintaining the philosophy that we’re all capable humans and all go through growth experiences…You don’t have to go through them alone.
I believe that each of us has within us the ability to learn to deal with life’s stressors and manage the way we deal with the trials and tribulations that life brings our way. As a mother, wife, sister, daughter, friend, and co-worker, I bring to my practice a blend of lived mental health/life experience, education and a holistic approach while maintaining the philosophy that we’re all capable humans and all go through growth experiences…You don’t have to go through them alone.
(249) 444-1270 View (249) 444-1270
Photo of Shannon Thomas, Registered Social Worker in Vernon, BC
Shannon Thomas
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW
Verified
2 Endorsed
Vernon, BC V1T
Are you struggling with the harms associated with problematic substance use or are overwhelmed with life stressors? You may be exhausted and unsure of your next move. Or perhaps you know what the next step is but are having difficulty getting started, my name is Shannon, and I offer one to one in person or virtual counselling to help you identify what is stopping you from achieving your goals.
Are you struggling with the harms associated with problematic substance use or are overwhelmed with life stressors? You may be exhausted and unsure of your next move. Or perhaps you know what the next step is but are having difficulty getting started, my name is Shannon, and I offer one to one in person or virtual counselling to help you identify what is stopping you from achieving your goals.
(431) 244-1019 View (431) 244-1019
Photo of Lisa Horton At Rainbow Of Hope Counselling, Counsellor in Vernon, BC
Lisa Horton At Rainbow Of Hope Counselling
Counsellor, MEd, RCC
Verified
Vernon, BC V1T
Challenges and unexpected events can overwhelm our sense and emotions. I strive to work with children, youth and families in an empathetic and client centered approach to help individuals and groups find hope and joy for the future. Children and youth who have experienced trauma may find it difficult to participate in traditional talk therapies. Rainbow of Hope uses a play therapeutic approach so clients can tell their stories and process their complex emotions. By learning how to tell their story they learn coping strategies that enables each client to see hope within their future.
Challenges and unexpected events can overwhelm our sense and emotions. I strive to work with children, youth and families in an empathetic and client centered approach to help individuals and groups find hope and joy for the future. Children and youth who have experienced trauma may find it difficult to participate in traditional talk therapies. Rainbow of Hope uses a play therapeutic approach so clients can tell their stories and process their complex emotions. By learning how to tell their story they learn coping strategies that enables each client to see hope within their future.
(587) 851-5974 View (587) 851-5974
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Charles Edelman
Counsellor, PhD, MA, RPC, MPCC-S
Verified
Vernon, BC V1H
As a Certified Psychotherapist, Counsellor and Supervisor, I believe every person has a right to share their story. I provide a safe environment where people can process and gain the insights and awareness they are seeking. I deal with the root issue(s), not just the symptoms of the problems that are presented. Many have no where to turn and feel trapped in their issues, whether shame, fear, loneliness, anger, or hurt. These feelings are often deep-rooted and have not been recognized, acknowledged and shared with someone non-judgmental. As we share our life stories with someone objective we are able to find the healing we need.
As a Certified Psychotherapist, Counsellor and Supervisor, I believe every person has a right to share their story. I provide a safe environment where people can process and gain the insights and awareness they are seeking. I deal with the root issue(s), not just the symptoms of the problems that are presented. Many have no where to turn and feel trapped in their issues, whether shame, fear, loneliness, anger, or hurt. These feelings are often deep-rooted and have not been recognized, acknowledged and shared with someone non-judgmental. As we share our life stories with someone objective we are able to find the healing we need.
(289) 272-1507 View (289) 272-1507
Photo of Charlotte Spafford, Art Therapist in Vernon, BC
Charlotte Spafford
Art Therapist, BA, DVATI
Verified
1 Endorsed
Vernon, BC V1T
Between meeting the demands of daily life, navigating relationships, and traversing the expectations we place on ourselves, life can be overwhelming. At times we may struggle with feeling disconnected from self, others, and the things that matter to us - and feel uncertain about how to create a path through it all. In some deep way, we may sense that healing and growth is possible; but we know we cannot go it alone.
Between meeting the demands of daily life, navigating relationships, and traversing the expectations we place on ourselves, life can be overwhelming. At times we may struggle with feeling disconnected from self, others, and the things that matter to us - and feel uncertain about how to create a path through it all. In some deep way, we may sense that healing and growth is possible; but we know we cannot go it alone.
(778) 770-5289 View (778) 770-5289
Photo of Kelli Hanson Counselling & Hypnotherapy, Counsellor in Vernon, BC
Kelli Hanson Counselling & Hypnotherapy
Counsellor, BA, BEd, MACP, RCC, CHyp
Verified
Vernon, BC V1T
Are you feeling overwhelmed? Does it feel like it takes too much energy to just get out of bed? Do you want to feel you have more control of your life? For the past 15 years I have supported Indigenous and non-Indigenous children, youth and adults with issues related to anxiety, depression, substance use, grief and loss, sexuality, social struggles, and trauma related to residential schools. I am passionate about helping you overcome obstacles to the success in life that you want and deserve. I believe that healing is a holistic journey that takes all aspects of your life into account, and doesn't focus on only one part or symptom.
Are you feeling overwhelmed? Does it feel like it takes too much energy to just get out of bed? Do you want to feel you have more control of your life? For the past 15 years I have supported Indigenous and non-Indigenous children, youth and adults with issues related to anxiety, depression, substance use, grief and loss, sexuality, social struggles, and trauma related to residential schools. I am passionate about helping you overcome obstacles to the success in life that you want and deserve. I believe that healing is a holistic journey that takes all aspects of your life into account, and doesn't focus on only one part or symptom.
(705) 996-6056 View (705) 996-6056
Photo of Kae Roos, Pre-Licensed Professional in Vernon, BC
Kae Roos
Pre-Licensed Professional, BEd, BA
Verified
1 Endorsed
Vernon, BC V1T  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
I am nonbinary and use she/they pronouns. In my practice, I support adults, entire families, parents and kids ages 5 and up. Rooted in positive psychology and mindfulness approaches, my counselling sessions integrate several evidence-based therapies including CBT, DBT, EFFT and somatic processing. I practice virtually only and welcome individuals of all backgrounds.
I am nonbinary and use she/they pronouns. In my practice, I support adults, entire families, parents and kids ages 5 and up. Rooted in positive psychology and mindfulness approaches, my counselling sessions integrate several evidence-based therapies including CBT, DBT, EFFT and somatic processing. I practice virtually only and welcome individuals of all backgrounds.
(647) 931-0815 View (647) 931-0815
Photo of Kelly-Ann Scott, Counsellor in Vernon, BC
Kelly-Ann Scott
Counsellor, MSc, PGDip, RPCc
Verified
2 Endorsed
Vernon, BC V1T
After many years of working in healthcare and education in the U.K., the Netherlands and Canada, I realized that I wanted to help others more directly. I wanted to create a safe, understanding, caring, non-judgemental space for people to share their mental health journey with me. I have developed the skills and knowledge, through education at KCPC and through work with the Canadian Mental Health Association and as a BouncBack coach, to use an integrative approach to counselling to guide and support people to reach their mental health goals. This means that I will work with you to find the best way that works for you!
After many years of working in healthcare and education in the U.K., the Netherlands and Canada, I realized that I wanted to help others more directly. I wanted to create a safe, understanding, caring, non-judgemental space for people to share their mental health journey with me. I have developed the skills and knowledge, through education at KCPC and through work with the Canadian Mental Health Association and as a BouncBack coach, to use an integrative approach to counselling to guide and support people to reach their mental health goals. This means that I will work with you to find the best way that works for you!
(604) 239-5498 View (604) 239-5498
Photo of Lifespan Counselling, Registered Social Worker in Vernon, BC
Lifespan Counselling
Registered Social Worker, BSW , RSW , MTC
Verified
2 Endorsed
Vernon, BC V1T
In the quietest of moments what is it that speaks to you? Is it a new life goal? An unresolved issue that keeps re-emerging? A call to service? A burden that seems too heavy to manage alone? I am hear to assist you with navigating what you view as your issues, needs, goals. Located in Vernon Active Health, Lifespan Counselling, offers a safe welcoming environment in which we can explore these very dilemmas.
In the quietest of moments what is it that speaks to you? Is it a new life goal? An unresolved issue that keeps re-emerging? A call to service? A burden that seems too heavy to manage alone? I am hear to assist you with navigating what you view as your issues, needs, goals. Located in Vernon Active Health, Lifespan Counselling, offers a safe welcoming environment in which we can explore these very dilemmas.
(450) 328-5815 View (450) 328-5815
Photo of Brandice Mohr, Counsellor in Vernon, BC
Brandice Mohr
Counsellor, M Ed, RCC, YTT
Verified
Vernon, BC V1T
I am passionate about helping children, teens and adults face challenges, heal wounds and reconnect with the courage, clarity and open heart of their true self. I bring my compassionate and warm nature to each session and will help you feel at ease to engage in this transformative work. Using a mind-body approach, I'll hold safe space for you or your child to feel seen, heard and valued. Together we will honour your emotions and needs, explore internal stories and protectors and regulate your nervous system. You’ll be empowered with the skills and self-understanding which support a life that is more balanced and full of possibility!
I am passionate about helping children, teens and adults face challenges, heal wounds and reconnect with the courage, clarity and open heart of their true self. I bring my compassionate and warm nature to each session and will help you feel at ease to engage in this transformative work. Using a mind-body approach, I'll hold safe space for you or your child to feel seen, heard and valued. Together we will honour your emotions and needs, explore internal stories and protectors and regulate your nervous system. You’ll be empowered with the skills and self-understanding which support a life that is more balanced and full of possibility!
(548) 800-1922 View (548) 800-1922
Photo of River Riemer, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Vernon, BC
River Riemer
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, RSW
Verified
3 Endorsed
Vernon, BC V1T  (Online Only)
I identify as nonbinary and transmasculine, and I primarily use they/them pronouns but accept any and all pronouns . I welcome clients from all ages and backgrounds who would like to work collaboratively to gain greater health and wellness; as a neurodivergent person with sensory processing difficulties, I practice online or by phone only to have the greatest possible agency in creating and maintaining a workspace that is a good fit for my needs. Whether you are looking to process past traumas or focus on changing your present and future, I want to help facilitate that.
I identify as nonbinary and transmasculine, and I primarily use they/them pronouns but accept any and all pronouns . I welcome clients from all ages and backgrounds who would like to work collaboratively to gain greater health and wellness; as a neurodivergent person with sensory processing difficulties, I practice online or by phone only to have the greatest possible agency in creating and maintaining a workspace that is a good fit for my needs. Whether you are looking to process past traumas or focus on changing your present and future, I want to help facilitate that.
(778) 760-3854 View (778) 760-3854

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Number of Counsellors in Vernon, BC

100+

Average cost per session

$140

Counsellors in Vernon, BC who prioritize treating:

93% Anxiety
84% Depression
76% Self Esteem
76% Stress
75% Relationship Issues
67% Grief
67% Coping Skills

Average years in practice

12 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

48% Other
46% Green Shield Canada
44% Pacific Blue Cross

How Counsellors in Vernon, BC see their clients

90% In Person and Online
10% Online Only

Gender breakdown

79% Female
19% Male
2% Non-Binary

FAQs - About Therapy and Counselling

How can I find a therapist in Vernon?

Search for nearby therapists or counsellors by inputting your city, postal code, or a provider’s name into the search bar. From there, you can filter providers by the issues they treat, cost, insurance, gender, and other factors to find providers who are well-suited to your needs. To navigate between locations within the same country, enter a new city or postal code into the search bar.

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Is everyone in the Psychology Today Therapy Directory a licensed therapist?

Most Counsellors and Psychotherapists listed in the directory are certified by one of the main professional associations, mainly the Canadian Counselling and Psychotherapy Association (CCPA), and will have a Certified Canadian Counsellor (CCC) designation with their name. Social Workers listed in the directory must be registered members of the college specific to their province. To be listed in the directory, Psychologists must be registered with the psychological college specific to their province or territory.

Providers whose professional membership or primary credential has been verified by Psychology Today are signified by a “Verified” symbol. Given the considerable variation in professional regulation and prerequisites across Canadian provinces, some providers may possess significant professional qualifications without necessarily holding professional memberships or being obliged to acquire them. As a result, they may be selectively included without the "Verified" seal.

What’s the difference between a psychologist, a therapist, and a counsellor?

Psychologists, counsellors, psychotherapists and social workers can all provide counselling or talking therapy and have credentials and supervised, practical experience that enable them to do so in Canada.

Psychologists have a master's and/or doctoral degree and have passed both written and oral exams. Psychologists are able to complete mental health assessments and provide diagnostic information to clients as well as provide counselling therapy or psychotherapy. Counsellors and psychotherapists are expected to have a master's or doctoral degree in counselling psychology, social work, or a related mental health discipline and certification by a professional association, such as the Canadian Counselling and Psychotherapy Association. Registered Social Workers possess a Bachelor's or Master's degree in Social Work and where possible must be licensed or certified by the provincial government and/or regulatory college.

What type of therapy is right for me?

The type of therapy best suited to a particular individual depends on several factors, including their primary reason for seeking therapy, their preferred timeline (some therapy types last for a set number of sessions, while others are open-ended), and their personality and preferences—some may prefer a more structured approach. For many individuals, multiple types of therapy could provide a good fit.

How much does therapy cost?

The cost of therapy depends on a number of variables, including location and the therapist’s experience and training. On average, the cost of a therapy session in Canada could be between $100 and $200. If you have insurance, the expense of mental health care is typically lower, but it varies based on your insurance plan details and whether you choose an in-network or out-of-network mental healthcare provider.

What are more affordable or low cost therapy solutions?

Many therapists offer sliding scale payments, usually on a limited number of slots, which consists in an agreement between the therapist and a client to pay a reduced rate. Therapists who provide such arrangements often consider the client's income or ability to pay, but the extent of the discount is ultimately at the therapist's discretion. Furthermore, while group therapy may have different goals and benefits compared to individual therapy, it can be a more affordable solution to address certain types of issues.

If you are struggling to access therapy due to budget constraints, you could also consider public funded mental health services. Some types of outpatient mental health services are covered by Medicare, provided these are performed by a licensed mental health professional in the provinces or territory you reside in and who accepts the assignment.

Is online therapy cheaper than in-person therapy?

Many therapists charge the same amount for online therapy as they do for in-person therapy—though clients may still find this cost-effective if it cuts down on their transportation costs. Health insurance plans often offer equivalent coverage for online and in-person therapy; indeed, in many places, they are legally required to do so. Text-based or on-demand therapy apps may be cheaper than traditional one-on-one psychotherapy; however, the practice may be less effective and is not likely to be covered by insurance.

Is online therapy a good option?

Therapy conducted online can be just as effective as in-person therapy, as long as there is a strong alliance between the client and the therapist. To find a therapist who provides telehealth services to clients in your area, click “Online Therapy” on the directory homepage and search by your city or town or your postal code.

Are therapy sessions confidential?

Professionals licensed by regulatory colleges and those certified by associations such as the Canadian Counselling and Psychotherapy Association are obligated to uphold client confidentiality unless there is a legal reason that requires them to disclose information. Confidentiality is a crucial part of the therapeutic relationship and only under specific circumstances, such as when there is the potential or known harm to the client or others, or a court order, will a therapist be obligated to break the agreement. These exceptions to the confidentiality agreement are usually discussed during the initial consultation.