Therapists in Victoria, BC

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Jim Kragtwyk
Counsellor, M Ed, RCC, ICADC
Verified Verified
Victoria, BC V8W
With over 38 years of experience as a counsellor and psychotherapist, I can support your journey to healing and wellness in a sensitive, attuned and skillful manner. Creating a safe, confidential and non-judgmental space for you to deal with life's challenges so you can become more free as a human being and become your most authentic self. Helping you create the life you want, the relationships you want and achieving the goals that inspire you is where I can serve you best. Experienced, quaified and competent.
With over 38 years of experience as a counsellor and psychotherapist, I can support your journey to healing and wellness in a sensitive, attuned and skillful manner. Creating a safe, confidential and non-judgmental space for you to deal with life's challenges so you can become more free as a human being and become your most authentic self. Helping you create the life you want, the relationships you want and achieving the goals that inspire you is where I can serve you best. Experienced, quaified and competent.
(778) 784-4850 View (778) 784-4850
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Flowa Grace Therapy
Counsellor, MPsych, BA, CHN
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Victoria, BC V8V
Working from a body-mind framework, you are able to move through and release blocks that are holding you back from living your most authentic and purposeful life. Online, in-office, and nature therapy for individuals, couples, and families is offered. "I felt heard as I talked with her. I was a able to let go and fully express what I needed to say and I felt comfortable and safe." - FL “I would recommend Flowa to anyone. She is an expert at creating a warm and accepting space; allowing you to heal and release the thoughts and energies you need." - SC
Working from a body-mind framework, you are able to move through and release blocks that are holding you back from living your most authentic and purposeful life. Online, in-office, and nature therapy for individuals, couples, and families is offered. "I felt heard as I talked with her. I was a able to let go and fully express what I needed to say and I felt comfortable and safe." - FL “I would recommend Flowa to anyone. She is an expert at creating a warm and accepting space; allowing you to heal and release the thoughts and energies you need." - SC
(604) 409-4226 View (604) 409-4226
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Dulcie Ingram
Counsellor, MEd, MA, CCC
Verified Verified
Victoria, BC V8T
Imagine stepping out of survival mode into thrive mode to live your best life! If you are reeling from the loss of a love relationship, as your Conscious Uncoupling coach I will gently guide you toward healing and wholeness. Or maybe you've been contending with the negative impact of trauma and past impactful experiences, Accelerated Resolution Therapy (ART) may well be the best option for you. Through the use of rapid eye movements, ART facilitates the resolution of problematic reactions and coping strategies. ART is effective also for depression, anxiety, panic attacks, stress and addictions.
Imagine stepping out of survival mode into thrive mode to live your best life! If you are reeling from the loss of a love relationship, as your Conscious Uncoupling coach I will gently guide you toward healing and wholeness. Or maybe you've been contending with the negative impact of trauma and past impactful experiences, Accelerated Resolution Therapy (ART) may well be the best option for you. Through the use of rapid eye movements, ART facilitates the resolution of problematic reactions and coping strategies. ART is effective also for depression, anxiety, panic attacks, stress and addictions.
(825) 254-9594 View (825) 254-9594
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Imogen Chudyk-Barr
Registered Social Worker, BSW, RSW
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Victoria, BC V8W
Strained relationships; overwhelming anxiety; existential loneliness; feeling inherently broken and unlovable: if you are neurodiverse, these experiences may be familiar to you. The good news? You don’t have to feel that way forever. You can have a life where you feel connected to the world around you, nurture happy and healthy relationships, and communicate through overwhelm and activation. I provide counselling for individuals and couples struggling with trauma and related conflict/communication issues, attachment/relational wounds, burnout, and grief. I specialize in working with queer and non-monogamous couples.
Strained relationships; overwhelming anxiety; existential loneliness; feeling inherently broken and unlovable: if you are neurodiverse, these experiences may be familiar to you. The good news? You don’t have to feel that way forever. You can have a life where you feel connected to the world around you, nurture happy and healthy relationships, and communicate through overwhelm and activation. I provide counselling for individuals and couples struggling with trauma and related conflict/communication issues, attachment/relational wounds, burnout, and grief. I specialize in working with queer and non-monogamous couples.
(249) 493-7999 View (249) 493-7999
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Tammy Van Hinte
Counsellor, MA, RCC
Verified Verified
18 Endorsed
Victoria, BC V8V
Are you looking for ways to increase your relationship satisfaction? My speciality is relationship counselling and coaching. I am trained as a Family Mediator, a Counsellor and a Coach. I work with people to assist them to enhance their relationship skills in order to create more satisfying relationships with both themselves and others. I offer Couples Counselling, Discernment Counselling, and Individual Counselling.
Are you looking for ways to increase your relationship satisfaction? My speciality is relationship counselling and coaching. I am trained as a Family Mediator, a Counsellor and a Coach. I work with people to assist them to enhance their relationship skills in order to create more satisfying relationships with both themselves and others. I offer Couples Counselling, Discernment Counselling, and Individual Counselling.
(855) 808-4730 View (855) 808-4730
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Miriam (Mimi) Jamieson
Hypnotherapist, BA, RHt
Not Verified Not Verified
Victoria, BC V8X
I see people of all ages, struggling with compatibility, sexual issues and personal challenges. By combining counselling and hypnotherapy, I help my clients get to the root of their challenges so that they can move forward with greater self-awareness, compassion, respect and desire for change, for themselves and for their relationship. My 6-10 week program allows my clients to move quickly forward in life with a greater understanding of what is needed to feel more fulfilled and content, both individually and as a couple.
I see people of all ages, struggling with compatibility, sexual issues and personal challenges. By combining counselling and hypnotherapy, I help my clients get to the root of their challenges so that they can move forward with greater self-awareness, compassion, respect and desire for change, for themselves and for their relationship. My 6-10 week program allows my clients to move quickly forward in life with a greater understanding of what is needed to feel more fulfilled and content, both individually and as a couple.
(855) 982-1237 View (855) 982-1237
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Claudia Walker
Occupational Therapist, BSc OT, MASoc
Verified Verified
Victoria, BC V8N  (Online Only)
Hi. I am Claudia Walker. I am an occupational therapist with 37 years of experience working with youth and adults with chronic health conditions. I offer the Safe and Sound Protocol which is an intervention based upon Polyvagal Theory by Dr. Stephen Porges.
Hi. I am Claudia Walker. I am an occupational therapist with 37 years of experience working with youth and adults with chronic health conditions. I offer the Safe and Sound Protocol which is an intervention based upon Polyvagal Theory by Dr. Stephen Porges.
(807) 789-5032 View (807) 789-5032
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Emilie Kemlo Psychologist -Active Practice
Psychologist, MA, R, Psych, ACTIVE, PRACTIC
Verified Verified
Victoria, BC V9A
Emilie Kemlo, Psychologist is a dedicated specialist in emotionally based trauma release work for 36 years with all ages,nationalities, and income levels, using a sliding scale fee, low rates and immediate availability. She is registered with College of Psychologists of BC, worked at Counseling Center of Tokyo, Tokyo International University, and in Vancouver and Victoria, B.C. with a deep understanding of all psychological issues, both Western, First Nations and multicultural Asian issues in health, sex, work and relationships. She was a founding teacher of BC School of Art Therapy, Victoria, and uses Bioenergetic Analysis, visual language and various psychotherapeutic approaches.
Emilie Kemlo, Psychologist is a dedicated specialist in emotionally based trauma release work for 36 years with all ages,nationalities, and income levels, using a sliding scale fee, low rates and immediate availability. She is registered with College of Psychologists of BC, worked at Counseling Center of Tokyo, Tokyo International University, and in Vancouver and Victoria, B.C. with a deep understanding of all psychological issues, both Western, First Nations and multicultural Asian issues in health, sex, work and relationships. She was a founding teacher of BC School of Art Therapy, Victoria, and uses Bioenergetic Analysis, visual language and various psychotherapeutic approaches.
(855) 982-0964 View (855) 982-0964
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Yuko Kawasumi
Counsellor, MA, RCC
Verified Verified
Victoria, BC V8W
I have a strong passion for supporting the well-being of children/youth and assisting individuals and families going through various challenges, including family transitions, relationship/family support, parenting support, depression/anxiety, self-esteem/confidence, international student support, and language/cultural differences.
I have a strong passion for supporting the well-being of children/youth and assisting individuals and families going through various challenges, including family transitions, relationship/family support, parenting support, depression/anxiety, self-esteem/confidence, international student support, and language/cultural differences.
(604) 359-1024 View (604) 359-1024
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Jenny Harris
Counsellor
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Victoria, BC V8R  (Online Only)
My passion lies in partnering with clients to navigate life's challenges and foster personal growth, and I believe in the power of collaboration. With curiosity and respect for how your experiences and identities have shaped your values, beliefs, and goals, I can help you set goals, make decisions, and explore solutions. I offer support for those struggling with anxiety, depression, grief and loss, parenting, boundary setting, navigating life transitions, healthy relationship building, and self-empowerment work. Each session will focus on what you feel is most important for you, using a strengths-based approach.
My passion lies in partnering with clients to navigate life's challenges and foster personal growth, and I believe in the power of collaboration. With curiosity and respect for how your experiences and identities have shaped your values, beliefs, and goals, I can help you set goals, make decisions, and explore solutions. I offer support for those struggling with anxiety, depression, grief and loss, parenting, boundary setting, navigating life transitions, healthy relationship building, and self-empowerment work. Each session will focus on what you feel is most important for you, using a strengths-based approach.
(778) 763-1954 View (778) 763-1954
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Lex Venn
Counsellor, BA, RTC
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Victoria, BC V8R
Are you looking for a holistic and integrative therapist? Are you feeling anxious, stuck, frustrated, confused & wanting break free from old patterns? Are you wanting a deeper connection with yourself and within your relationships? Are you wanting to truly feel inspired again, and to make peace with your past? Are you wanting to explore something deeper than just traditional talk therapy and connect deeper with your body? An integrative therapeutic approach invites all parts of you to be a part of the process, and is a powerful way to help you on your healing journey.
Are you looking for a holistic and integrative therapist? Are you feeling anxious, stuck, frustrated, confused & wanting break free from old patterns? Are you wanting a deeper connection with yourself and within your relationships? Are you wanting to truly feel inspired again, and to make peace with your past? Are you wanting to explore something deeper than just traditional talk therapy and connect deeper with your body? An integrative therapeutic approach invites all parts of you to be a part of the process, and is a powerful way to help you on your healing journey.
(249) 294-2320 View (249) 294-2320
Photo of Faith Christine Bergevin, MA, RCC, Counsellor
Faith Christine Bergevin
Counsellor, MA, RCC
Verified Verified
Victoria, BC V8R
Sometimes you are so deep in the chaos and busyness of life when it hits you that something is not working. The challenges are you face are too much. You trying to find the message in there but it's hard. How do you untangle those messages? it creates uncertainty and anxiety. And the feeling goes from bad… to worse. The good news is you have innate capacity to move through your difficulties. You might just need an unbiased ear who can help you find your way.
Sometimes you are so deep in the chaos and busyness of life when it hits you that something is not working. The challenges are you face are too much. You trying to find the message in there but it's hard. How do you untangle those messages? it creates uncertainty and anxiety. And the feeling goes from bad… to worse. The good news is you have innate capacity to move through your difficulties. You might just need an unbiased ear who can help you find your way.
(778) 901-6791 View (778) 901-6791
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Dr Joanna Kelm, Registered Psychologist
Psychologist, PhD, RPsych
Verified Verified
Victoria, BC V8V
www.kelmpsychology.com Providing psychoeducational assessments and therapy to children and teens in Victoria, BC. I work with children and teens struggling with a variety of mental health and learning concerns. Does life seem to be more difficult for your child? Are learning difficulties, anxiety, depression, or just everyday stress getting in the way of their ability to succeed at school, with friends, or in their day to day life? I am here to provide your child or teen with some warm, caring support.
www.kelmpsychology.com Providing psychoeducational assessments and therapy to children and teens in Victoria, BC. I work with children and teens struggling with a variety of mental health and learning concerns. Does life seem to be more difficult for your child? Are learning difficulties, anxiety, depression, or just everyday stress getting in the way of their ability to succeed at school, with friends, or in their day to day life? I am here to provide your child or teen with some warm, caring support.
(587) 801-3685 View (587) 801-3685
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Samantha Young
Counsellor, BA, MA, RCC
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
Victoria, BC V8T
Samantha works with a variety of clients including individuals who feel stuck or overwhelmed in their lives. She helps them develop healthier ways of experiencing and coping with emotions. The clients she serves often have difficulties in effectively setting boundaries and communicating in their relationships. Many have experienced past childhood neglect/abuse or family of origin issues. They often want to explore and resolve their past issues in order to move forward in their lives. Samantha enjoys working with individuals that have a desire to increase their awareness and who want to explore their unconscious selves.
Samantha works with a variety of clients including individuals who feel stuck or overwhelmed in their lives. She helps them develop healthier ways of experiencing and coping with emotions. The clients she serves often have difficulties in effectively setting boundaries and communicating in their relationships. Many have experienced past childhood neglect/abuse or family of origin issues. They often want to explore and resolve their past issues in order to move forward in their lives. Samantha enjoys working with individuals that have a desire to increase their awareness and who want to explore their unconscious selves.
(778) 864-5819 View (778) 864-5819
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Sarah Bourdon
Counsellor, MEd, RCC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Victoria, BC V8V
At Calm Kids Counselling, I provide support for children, youth, and families experiencing challenges related to school and/or home. Using a child-centered approach, I work with families to build balance and connection through a focus on strengths, problem-solving and coping skills, and play. My areas of practice include social and emotional difficulties, anxiety, depression, trauma, school avoidance and anxiety, parenting skills, prenatal and postpartum health, and peer and family relationships.
At Calm Kids Counselling, I provide support for children, youth, and families experiencing challenges related to school and/or home. Using a child-centered approach, I work with families to build balance and connection through a focus on strengths, problem-solving and coping skills, and play. My areas of practice include social and emotional difficulties, anxiety, depression, trauma, school avoidance and anxiety, parenting skills, prenatal and postpartum health, and peer and family relationships.
(888) 284-5490 View (888) 284-5490
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Ben Bjorgaard
Counsellor, PhDc, MA, RCC, CCC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Victoria, BC V9B
By addressing troubling thoughts and feelings, self-sabotaging behaviors, and traumas, life can be made more manageable, productive, and fulfilling. Feelings such as grief, shame, anxiety, sadness, and anger often signal that something needs to change. Listening to and working with these feelings—some that consume us and others that gently nudge us—can move us forward. Through this, we sometimes discover that our everyday dilemmas are part of larger patterns waiting to be resolved as a whole.
By addressing troubling thoughts and feelings, self-sabotaging behaviors, and traumas, life can be made more manageable, productive, and fulfilling. Feelings such as grief, shame, anxiety, sadness, and anger often signal that something needs to change. Listening to and working with these feelings—some that consume us and others that gently nudge us—can move us forward. Through this, we sometimes discover that our everyday dilemmas are part of larger patterns waiting to be resolved as a whole.
(819) 414-1085 View (819) 414-1085
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Emily Prelevic
Counsellor, MA, RCC
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
Victoria, BC V8R
I would be honoured to help you access your natural capacity to heal from the root of your symptoms and reconnect with who you truly are. I hope to create a safe container for your inner work with my grounding, compassionate and intuitive presence. I practice powerful and efficient healing modalities that enable deep and lasting transformation to occur. We go beyond the level of talking to studying your direct experience in the moment with curiosity and compassion. I will help you feel what you could not fully be with before and guide you in healing past wounds so you can be free to live the life you dream of.
I would be honoured to help you access your natural capacity to heal from the root of your symptoms and reconnect with who you truly are. I hope to create a safe container for your inner work with my grounding, compassionate and intuitive presence. I practice powerful and efficient healing modalities that enable deep and lasting transformation to occur. We go beyond the level of talking to studying your direct experience in the moment with curiosity and compassion. I will help you feel what you could not fully be with before and guide you in healing past wounds so you can be free to live the life you dream of.
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StarlingLaneTherapyServices
Counsellor, RCC, MACP, Dr CP
Verified Verified
Victoria, BC V9E
Jennifer approaches therapy from a trauma-informed perspective because problems often stem from early experiences that influence present emotions, behaviors, and experiences. Anxiety, depression, relational issues, eating disorders, and emotional struggles, are examples of trauma that originate somewhere in our history. Trauma is not necessarily reserved for those who experienced accidents, first-responders, or recipients or witnesses of violent acts; trauma is often a result of receiving negative information about ourselves early on from caregivers or others in our environment.
Jennifer approaches therapy from a trauma-informed perspective because problems often stem from early experiences that influence present emotions, behaviors, and experiences. Anxiety, depression, relational issues, eating disorders, and emotional struggles, are examples of trauma that originate somewhere in our history. Trauma is not necessarily reserved for those who experienced accidents, first-responders, or recipients or witnesses of violent acts; trauma is often a result of receiving negative information about ourselves early on from caregivers or others in our environment.
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Ebb & Flow Counselling
Counsellor, BA, MA, RCC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Victoria, BC V8X
I'm Alex, a dedicated and compassionate counsellor, and I'm delighted to be a part of your therapeutic journey. I firmly believe that counselling is a collaborative effort, and I'm here to support you on the path to healing and self-discovery. My counselling approach is primarily rooted in person-centered therapy, which places you at the heart of the therapeutic process. Together, we create a safe and non-judgmental space where you can explore your thoughts, feelings, and experiences. I am a firm believer that our history does not determine our destiny, and my goal is to empower you to embrace a brighter, more fulfilling future.
I'm Alex, a dedicated and compassionate counsellor, and I'm delighted to be a part of your therapeutic journey. I firmly believe that counselling is a collaborative effort, and I'm here to support you on the path to healing and self-discovery. My counselling approach is primarily rooted in person-centered therapy, which places you at the heart of the therapeutic process. Together, we create a safe and non-judgmental space where you can explore your thoughts, feelings, and experiences. I am a firm believer that our history does not determine our destiny, and my goal is to empower you to embrace a brighter, more fulfilling future.
(343) 307-4470 View (343) 307-4470
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Anna Chadwick
Counsellor, MA, RCC, DVATI
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Victoria, BC V8T
Has your family been impacted by grief, loss, mental health challenges or life transitions? Have you or a family member witnessed or experienced interpersonal violence or trauma? As a registered clinical counselor and art therapist, I support children, youth, adults, and caregivers to bridge connections by exploring these issues with safety and acceptance. My approach to counselling is relational, client-centered and trauma informed, and I utilize evidence-based modalities from my training in art therapy, trauma-focused cognitive behavioural therapy and somatic attachment therapy.
Has your family been impacted by grief, loss, mental health challenges or life transitions? Have you or a family member witnessed or experienced interpersonal violence or trauma? As a registered clinical counselor and art therapist, I support children, youth, adults, and caregivers to bridge connections by exploring these issues with safety and acceptance. My approach to counselling is relational, client-centered and trauma informed, and I utilize evidence-based modalities from my training in art therapy, trauma-focused cognitive behavioural therapy and somatic attachment therapy.
(250) 389-2819 View (250) 389-2819
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Tamara Bainbridge
Counsellor, MC, RCC
Verified Verified
Victoria, BC V8T
I offer you compassion when you are feeling vulnerable, and calmness when things feel chaotic. Whatever challenges you are facing, you don't have to do it alone. You can count on a comfortable and compassionate energy space to express what is happening for you in your life and I, in turn, will offer you guidance in exploring those areas of deepest concern. My intention is that you will gain awareness and clarity that lead to the discovery of your inner capacities in moving through life's rough patches.
I offer you compassion when you are feeling vulnerable, and calmness when things feel chaotic. Whatever challenges you are facing, you don't have to do it alone. You can count on a comfortable and compassionate energy space to express what is happening for you in your life and I, in turn, will offer you guidance in exploring those areas of deepest concern. My intention is that you will gain awareness and clarity that lead to the discovery of your inner capacities in moving through life's rough patches.
(343) 300-0230 View (343) 300-0230
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Tymarah Cholewa
Counsellor, MA, RCC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Victoria, BC V8T
I know it can feel like an overwhelming process to find the right counsellor, so thank you for taking the time to read my profile. I also know that when we do find the right fit, counselling can help us gain insight and perspective, and achieve positive personal growth. The relationship between the client and therapist creates the foundation for change, so I strive to build trust, rapport, and mutual respect with my clients. The way you and I interact together will be the practice ground for the skills that will help to improve your own personal relationships - the most important being your relationship with yourself.
I know it can feel like an overwhelming process to find the right counsellor, so thank you for taking the time to read my profile. I also know that when we do find the right fit, counselling can help us gain insight and perspective, and achieve positive personal growth. The relationship between the client and therapist creates the foundation for change, so I strive to build trust, rapport, and mutual respect with my clients. The way you and I interact together will be the practice ground for the skills that will help to improve your own personal relationships - the most important being your relationship with yourself.
(604) 210-3503 View (604) 210-3503
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Dawn Cox
Counsellor, MEd, RCC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Victoria, BC V8W
No matter what you are struggling with, remember that on the other side of this difficult time will be increased wisdom, the exciting potential of a better you and more of what you want. We all have a survivor inside of us, an innate ability to overcome even the most difficult of challenges. Talking to someone can help you harness the strength that lives inside you. That is the essence of counselling.
No matter what you are struggling with, remember that on the other side of this difficult time will be increased wisdom, the exciting potential of a better you and more of what you want. We all have a survivor inside of us, an innate ability to overcome even the most difficult of challenges. Talking to someone can help you harness the strength that lives inside you. That is the essence of counselling.
(866) 617-5358 View (866) 617-5358
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NW Books and Therapy
Counsellor, RCC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Victoria, BC V8X  (Online Only)
My practice is person-centered, strength-based, trauma informed. I think that each person coming to therapy is unique. Each person attempts to do the best possible with the resources available. Each person has wisdom, creativity, and strength, and is the authority in their life. Doing counselling means providing a safer space for you to tell your story. And it is a space for us to have conversations and to work together.
My practice is person-centered, strength-based, trauma informed. I think that each person coming to therapy is unique. Each person attempts to do the best possible with the resources available. Each person has wisdom, creativity, and strength, and is the authority in their life. Doing counselling means providing a safer space for you to tell your story. And it is a space for us to have conversations and to work together.
(236) 837-0280 View (236) 837-0280
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Julia Allen
Counsellor, MA, RCC
Verified Verified
Victoria, BC V9B
I have over ten years experience working with children, teens, parents and families to help overcome a wide variety of challenges. My primary areas of focus include working with eating disorders, technology addiction, parenting difficulties, and women's issues.
I have over ten years experience working with children, teens, parents and families to help overcome a wide variety of challenges. My primary areas of focus include working with eating disorders, technology addiction, parenting difficulties, and women's issues.
(250) 389-2819 x114 View (250) 389-2819 x114
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Number of Counsellors in Victoria, BC

800+

Average cost per session

$150

Counsellors in Victoria, BC who prioritize treating:

92% Anxiety
84% Depression
82% Self Esteem
78% Relationship Issues
76% Stress
70% Trauma and PTSD
67% Life Transitions

Average years in practice

9 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

44% Pacific Blue Cross
43% SunLife
39% Green Shield Canada

How Counsellors in Victoria, BC see their clients

73% In Person and Online
27% Online Only

Gender breakdown

81% Female
17% Male
2% Non-Binary
FAQs - About Therapy and Counselling

How can I find a therapist in Victoria?

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.