Currently taking new clients! I am a Registered Clinical Counsellor offering online and in-person counselling for adults, young adults, and couples. If you are feeling frustrated, overwhelmed, unsettled, or unbalanced with life, in relationships, or even at work- asking for help is hard! I offer you an opportunity to face your difficulties constructively and confidently. I can help you develop healthy coping skills, navigate powerful emotions, and communicate effectively in challenging situations. Please do not hesitate to email me for more details and availability.
Being in persistent pain is so hard. It affects not only the way you feel in your body, but also how much you can do things. It also affects your emotions as well as your relationships. Sometimes people in persistent pain feel stuck in a cycle of doubts, disability, isolation and suffering, specially in cases where all medical options have been tried unsuccessfully and they seem to be saying "it's all in your head". Usually, people in persistent pain feel that they have no control over their pain and even over their lives, as if pain dictated everything that happens to them. There are many challenges, but they can be overcome.
Let's face it, parenting can leave you feeling frustrated, powerless and downright distressed. You're trying to help your child grow up to be a confident and happy individual. You wish you knew how to support your struggling youth and are doing your best but you just feel stuck and don't know what the next steps are. I specialize in working with teens ages 14 + with challenging behaviours, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), and addictions issues.
Life's increasing demands and uncertainties are known to impact our mental, emotional, physical, behavioral, or spiritual functioning. Are you experiencing conditions that hamper your optimal growth, or stuck in the past, hoping to make meaning of the present? Whether it's depression, anxiety, stress, relationship issues, chronic conditions, life transitions, trauma, or associated symptoms such as sleep disorders, substance misuse, or self-harm behaviors, it is important to recognize that help is available and you do not have to walk alone.
How we spend our days is, of course, how we spend our lives. - Annie Dillard. Normal life has been disrupted. Our work, our schools, our homes, our families, and our daily occupations have all been disrupted. We may be stressed, overwhelmed, or feel deeply discouraged. We may experience depression, anxiety or continued worry. In the absence of the activities we typically 'do', we may have become more vulnerable to problematic or unhelpful behaviours. I can help you to better understand your internal and external challenges, develop new skills and capacities, and reveal new opportunities for growth.
I specialize in working with individuals, adolescents/children and their families. I offer counselling for parents who are struggling with their parenting role. I also specialize in helping families and couples that are going through restructuring due to illness, death, separation and/or divorce. I am collaborative and strengths-based in my approach. I meet the client where the client is and work from there in a non-pathologizing way.
With a blend of social work support and expressive arts tools, I am here to work with anyone willing to express themselves and solve problems through a creative means. No artistic skills are necessary, just a willingness to tackle struggles with an outside-of-the-box approach. If you're dealing with stress, life transitions, or often seeking ways that only temporarily release tension, together we can work towards strengthening your authentic voice. Heart Times will collaborate with you to get to a place where you are not constantly feeling lost, living in survival mode.
People with ADHD are bright, empathetic, and creative. We often struggle with harnessing our uniquely wired brains to fit into a world built for neurotypicals. We know we are capable of so much more, but we're functioning well under that capacity. Examples of the issues we experience include time management, organization, remembering things and motivating ourselves to do things. Other forms of mental illness may accompany our ADHD. However, with some support, we can improve our systems for functioning in ways that are actually fun. We can also improve our intimate relationships, which makes life better all-round.
LGBTQ2S+ welcome! I am a settler and living on the territory of the K'ómoks First Nation. I'm a clinical counsellor and I offer support around relationships, single-incident trauma, complex trauma, anxiety & depression, parenting, identity, self-esteem, addiction, and much more. I have a relational style and I'm trained in a range of evidence-based modalities so that we can find something that fits your needs and style. For immediate support, please head over to my website and to learn more, read on!
Is your life cloudy lately? Are you feeling uncomfortable or irritable? Is life losing the meaning it once had? Feeling like a stranger to yourself? In psychological counselling with me, you can turn losses into gains. I can help you get a clearer picture of the patterns which get you stuck - as a spouse, parent, worker, friend - on the course of your unique personal journey. I can teach you some keys to help you get unstuck. Once you've worked with me, you'll have a choice among coping strategies to shift your life in the direction you want, in your relationships, your work, or your personal healing.
I believe in an individualized, caring and respectful approach when working with clients to become more resilient and effective in their lives. Many people believe that the skills and motivation needed to maneuver all of life’s obstacles are automatically within all of us. But many of us learn ineffective ways of communicating, develop unhealthy patterns or find ourselves stuck with no idea of how to move forward. Having a dedicated time to examine patterns, build skills and develop a deeper understanding of ones’ strengths can help build a greater sense of wellness and clarity in our lives.
If you are struggling with painful emotions or experiences and have a desire to heal. You are not alone. I am here to support you by holding space and providing you with the tools and resources to live a life with more awareness and acceptance. In the session, I will meet you where you are and help you discover what is getting in the way of you living a life you desire. I believe there is an inner light, strength, and wisdom that lives inside of you, and my goal is to help you connect with that place.
I provide individual counselling to adolescents and adults who are facing depression, anxiety, trauma, anger, relationship, and identity issues. I am currently a therapist with the Men's Trauma Centre in Victoria BC, I have almost a decade of experience working in youth outreach positions and I have extensive experience counselling university students.
Come as you are... I believe in everyone’s innate capacity to heal and am honoured to witness others on their own path of being human. I work with people who are seeking support in navigating challenges, overcoming trauma (big + little), and enhancing their relationships with themselves and others. I welcome adult individuals of any age, gender, and sexual orientation.
Adverse Childhood Events (ACEs), in our tender years, whether they were caused by abuse, neglect or chronic parental mis-attunement are not only impediments to thriving in one's life, they increase the risk of serious physical disease in later life. Whatever hurts inside is simply asking to be known and loved. I believe that the difficulties and traumas of life need never define us as human beings. Rather, I believe that when safety, skillful caring and authentic connection are finally available for us, these very traumas can become the doors through which we discover our own unique gifts, talents and power as individuals.
I ground my approach in the transformative power of human connection and relationships, working with individuals and couples. I believe that our wellbeing is shaped by what we've learned and by the ways we consciously and unconsciously relate to our experiences, ourselves, and others. Sometimes these struggles can be intensified by the context of our lives and the external systems around us. I work from an eclectic platform to help explore and overcome these difficulties, using a variety of approaches and tools to best suit each client’s personality, preferences, and goals.
I am here to help you to cope with and heal trauma from: accidents, abuse, childhood wounding, relationships, workplace events, loss and illness. Trauma can leave us feeling hopeless and overwhelmed but there is much hope for recovery. Trauma therapy helps to provide relief from your suffering and to restore balance in your life and relationships. Many people are also working to create meaningful change in their relationships. I work with couples to help them to learn to better manage conflict, to achieve greater understanding and stronger intimate connection, both emotional and physical.
Located in Oak Bay my practice continues to be working with children and adolescents who are experiencing anxiety, ADHD, trauma and the behavioural outcomes that accompany these experiences. This includes working with families and the family system to create treatment and interventions that can aid the client and their family to develop a greater understanding of the causes and effects of their dynamics. I often build my counselling relationships with all family members, either individually or in small group sessions, to create a rich picture of the family dynamic we will be working with. I also work with adults processing trauma.
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 specialize in trauma work with children, youth, and adults, working to help individuals transform and resolve trauma symptoms and traumatic stress. I can help with low mood, depression, mood swings, anxiety and panic, anger, PTSD, self-harming behaviours, suicidal ideation, addictions, shame, early developmental attachment trauma, stress, relationship difficulties, communication problems, work-life balance, and life transitions. I am passionate about supporting and empowering people in their walk towards living their most fulfilling life. I draw upon a range of evidence based approaches and interventions which are tailored to fit your unique needs, wants, and goals.
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.