Life can be challenging yet is also precious. At different times we can all benefit from having some extra support. As a husband and father I can empathize that no one is perfect and there can always be room for improvement. As a counsellor I strive to take the client’s lead as to what interventions and strategies work best. We uncover what challenges and blocks you are experiencing, then work together in developing goals and strategies to move through these challenges.
** Currently accepting waitlist ** can BOOK ONLINE https://www.mosshealthcare.com/ or call 778-406-1177 Are you experiencing relationship difficulties? Having a hard time dealing with your family life? Suffering in silence with your own distressing concerns? Whether it is an acute stressor or a long term chronic issue it is important to know that help is within your reach. I am professional Registered Psychologist working in beautiful Fairfield, Victoria BC and I am here to offer professional guidance. Working together we will explore how to manage life challenges with the resources you possess already.
You've decided to look for a counsellor because something is not working right now. Perhaps you're struggling with depression or anxiety or living with uncertainty that is making life a bit harder to cope with. It could be you've suffered a past trauma or are having difficulty managing relationships or parenting or life in general. You've realized that you need to try something different and are wondering how counselling might help you through the issues. It feels a bit scary because you may feel vulnerable but also a bit hopeful because there may be an answer you just haven't seen yet. So you think it may be worth it to reach out.
Are you feeling overwhelmed, lost or stuck in a holding pattern? I offer a safe supportive approach to help you explore the underlying meaning of your concerns regarding anxiety, depression, life transitions, trauma, loss of meaning, issues around spirituality and addictions. After twenty years of working with people through creativity-based processes as a workshop facilitator and now more recently as a therapist I've seen that the creative process is a living thing in the human psyche and that each of us has deep resources to help us heal. Together we'll rediscover these vital restorative resources within you.
I prioritize safety and trust above all other factors in building relationships. My clients are people looking for help with problems not limited to physical or sexual abuse, childhood abuse, parents seeking guidance with child/youth sexuality, ADHD, or traumatic loss. I have an extensive background in trauma/PTSD, suicidality/depression, and death & dying. I'm skilled at helping clients begin the difficult work of acknowledging pain and hurt. I work extensively with kids, youth, and adults around ADHD, and have worked with addictions and mental health issues. Crimes Victims Assistance registered. Currently accepting new clients.
Stressed, anxious, and overwhelmed? Struggling with family conflict, relationship issues, or navigating a major life transition? Or maybe you've been critical of yourself for as long as you can remember and are tired of being a b- to yourself? Let’s be real — the last few years have been A LOT and we all need support at times. I work with clients ages 16+ to manage stress, heal from the past, and show up fully in life — as the you you are here to be. I specialize in chronic anxiety, perfectionism, people-pleasing, and issues around body image and self-esteem.
If you're feeling filled with self-doubt, or like you can't turn off your thoughts, you are not alone. Life is full of challenges and transitions, and when these obstacles become overwhelming, certain emotions and behavioural patterns may affect your relationships, career, and sense of self-worth. As a counsellor my practice focuses on a client-centered and integrative approach merged with mindfulness, self-awareness and the power of connecting the body and mind. You can expect your experiences to be validated and your problems to be processed and confronted using a compassionate approach.
Dr. W. Craig Norris primarily works with individuals who have experienced some form of trauma. Many of his clients seek help from him due to troublesome symptoms such as poor sleep, nightmares, mood issues, intrusive thoughts, high startle response, suicidal thoughts, and problems with irritability and anger. Some of his clients have also turned to alcohol or drugs to cope with their symptoms and some have experienced increased conflict with loved ones, family, and friends. Dr. Norris's clients reach out to him for help because they have decided that they want things to change for the better.
**ACCEPTING NEW CLIENTS FOR EVENING APPOINTMENTS** I believe in the importance finding your authentic voice and in one’s ability to transform their relationships. I work with clients to explore and enhance their relationships with themselves, their partner, family members and friends. Our work together can focus on building self esteem, self confidence, self awareness and self acceptance. I can support you as you make your way through life and career transitions, depression, anxiety, stress and burnout. Together, we can work to improve your connection to yourself and others, and builld your resilience in difficult circumstances.
I will help you LOVE yourself more, HEAL more deeply and MOVE FORWARD in your life. I offer you a SELF-ACCEPTANCE, SELF-KNOWLEDGE and STRENGTH. Are you ready for change? My approach is simple: create a safe and welcoming environment. Next, take the time to develop a relationship based on honesty, empathy and non-judgement. I will help you create AWARENESS by connecting the dots and untangling the mysteries of life. Together we can heal your hurts, and arm you with insight to the patterns, roadblocks and obstacles that have prevented you from finding the happiness and fulfillment you seek.
Drug & Alcohol Counsellor, PhD(c), CSAT, ICADC, CPTT
First off, I want to commend you for the courage you've shown to seek help. My name is Jackie Armour and I am passionate about helping people recover. My experience has shown me that most people struggling with addiction have a history of emotional loss, neglect, or trauma that often operates on a subconscious level. It is our natural impulse to try to ease that pain through addictive substances or behaviors. As a therapist I can help you discover peace within yourself so that you no longer desire to act on your addiction. I want to see you become the best version of yourself and live up to your true potential.
My clients are people suffering from addictions, anxiety, depression, ADHD, eating disorders and also the families of those affected by substance-use issues. Generally, the goal of my clients is to find more peace and freedom in their lives. It is possible to overcome anxiety and depression and live the life you imagine for yourself. You can stop using alcohol, drugs and food in ways that harm you or those around you.
In psychotherapy, we work through our unique stories and struggles, build emotional resilience, and develop greater insight into our selves. Working with a psychotherapist allows us to safely reckon with our destructive patterns, and to begin to weave new patterns that better support us. We deepen our awareness of our inner worlds, and in the process, we transform our relationships with ourselves and with each other.
How do we move through pain, loss, frustration, trauma or anxiety unless we learn skills & gain new insights or perspectives to do so? There's no reason to be held back by the hurdles to change, to effective communication, greater collaboration and fundamental healing. Karla focuses on practical details for today as well as the larger life picture. We will identify & engage your existing strengths and abilities in addition to helping you master new skills and gain understanding of what is blocking you. Karla works with your unique situation of loss, trauma, relationship challenges & the demands or limitations of your present life.
Life can be hard. You may be living each day with anxiety about the future, or feeling down about your past. Maybe you are experiencing a challenging relationship or struggling to regulate difficult emotions such as worry, anger, or sadness. Perhaps you feel stuck, or have trouble accepting yourself. All of these issues are part of the shared human experience. They are a normal part of life...and can be managed successfully when you have the necessary resources.
Thank you for being here and showing an interest in Narrative Therapy. It is quite possible that you are wondering, "What exactly is Narrative Therapy?" Don't worry, you're not alone. Narrative Practice is a respectful, non-blaming approach to therapy and community work. Through rich questioning, attentive listening and note taking, narrative therapy explores the many skills, values, beliefs, abilities and commitments people have and seeks to explore the dominant discourses a person may find themselves up against in their lives.
As a therapist I create space and opportunity for you to explore behaviours, relationships, feelings, or thoughts which benefit you and those that trouble you or cause difficulty in your life. I work alongside you to support you to develop deeper personal insight and awareness, better ways of understanding and coping with problems, and improved relationships, daily functioning, and quality of life. Whether you are experiencing overwhelm, low mood, anxiety, trauma, life transitions, or stress, together we can draw on your strengths, competence, and wisdom and create more ease in your life.
Alexine has years of experience working with unique and complex individuals from general psychiatry and community populations, spanning a wide range of ages. Working with a trauma informed foundation with a multi-modal approach allows for sessions to be individually tailored and collaborative. Alexine specializes in complex trauma, mood disorders with a focus on bipolar, emotional dysregulation, and anxiety.
I work with individuals who are seeking long-term depth psychotherapy. I support deep inquiry and on-going discovery of who you are, whether the draw is to access more of your creative potential, or to shift long-standing patterns that no longer serve you. It is not about perfection, but rather wholeness, which includes all parts of the Self; it is about living a full life, not a perfect life. I work with severe childhood trauma, personality disorders, dissociation, self-harm, eating disorders, suicidal ideation, and spiritual awakening. I also work with clients who are on a dedicated spiritual path.
I am a certified secondary school teacher who specializes in supporting people with ADHD who wish to attend post-secondary education. A high percentage of ADDers do not make it through their first year of college or university. Contributing to failure are lack of structure, poor organization and planning skills, lack of self-awareness emotional and cognitive overload. I help you identify areas that cause challenges to success by comparing your unique ADHD with the demands of independent living and academia. We use this information to build a clear, organized, structured program that is designed to increase independence over time.
What type of mental health professional is right for me?
Some of the most common types of mental health providers in Victoria are psychologists, licensed counselors, therapists, psychotherapists, and licensed clinical social workers, all of whom diagnose mental health conditions and provide individualized treatment.
Services offered, education and credentials vary by type of mental health professional. Each professional in Victoria then may specialize in certain areas, such as depression, marriage counseling, or anxiety. Although many mental health providers are not licensed to prescribe medication, they may coordinate with a provider who can.
Both in-person and online therapy sessions are available from most psychologists.
How to find a specialist?
You can refine your search using the filters on this page. There are several categories you can filter by to find mental health professionals with the experience you are looking for. You may want to filter for CBT Psychologists in Victoria, or Child Psychologists in Victoria.
Many find it useful to use filters to view only psychologists that have experience working with certain issues, like Victoria psychologists specializing in EMDR.
What method of therapy is right for me?
When it comes to treatment methods, there's no 'right way.’ Each method of therapy can be beneficial for a variety of issues. Psychologists in Victoria specialize in therapeutic approaches such as CBT, EMDR, and Interpersonal Therapy (IPT), among others. Finding a psychologist or therapist who is a good fit for you is the most important step to discovering what type of therapy, or combination of therapeutic approaches, will meet your individual needs. Learn what to expect from different types of therapy and how they work.
How to use my insurance?
Many therapists accept health insurance. Check to see if your insurance is covered. Feel free to discuss this when you contact the therapist.