Mindfulness-Based (MBCT) Therapists in Victoria, BC

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Vanya Laporte
Counsellor, MA, RCC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
Hakomi and Internal Family Systems, are mindfulness , somatic psychotherapies, which give me the tools to assist people in self discovery, to remember their strengths, process grief/suffering, and to be empowered to choose more nourishing experiences and relationships.
I am committed to honouring the unique qualities of each individual and helping them explore their innate resources for well-being. Whether you are healing from a trauma, anxious about this stage in your life, or adapting to a changing world, we can work together to help you cultivate a more meaningful life and develop skills to navigate challenges. As both the Director and RCC at Thriving Roots Counselling Services, I support youth, couples, and families on their healing journeys, many who have been rediscovering their own gifts and resilience with my support.
(226) 400-2001
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Victoria, BC V9E
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Emily Clare
Counsellor, MA, BCYC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
Dependent on the client's age, I implement Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Play and Art Therapy, and mindfulness .
Contact through the office location's website to inquire about our waitlist. Looking for an empathetic and non-judgemental counsellor to support you through life's challenges? I offer an evidence-based approach that can assist you in navigating different relationships, peer pressures, life transitions, and mental health challenges. I am passionate about supporting children, youth, and young adults in building resiliency and coping skills. Areas that I have experience working with are anxiety, depression, self-esteem challenges, body image issues, and anger management.
(709) 400-6272
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Victoria, BC V9A
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Your Path Counselling
Counsellor, PhD, MSW, RSW, RCC
Verified
Verified
Our approaches include Cognitive Behavioral Therapy(CBT), somatic approaches, and mindfulness .
Are you looking for affordable, high-quality, professional and accessible counselling? Our Affordable Intern Clinic offers sessions starting at $60. We are a counselling clinic with availability and options. With us, you will find a personalized approach to suit your needs and budget and a safe and attentive space where you can explore your experience without judgement. At Your Path Counselling, we teach people the skills they need to overcome anxiety, depression, and other psychological problems. We are here to support you in achieving your goals. Visit our website today yourpathcounselling.com
(873) 501-1146
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Victoria, BC V8W
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Sarah Lambert
Counsellor, RTC, DOPC, BKIN
Verified
Verified
I incorporate theories such as CBT, Family Systems, and Solution Focused Therapy, with neurological programming and mindfulness .
I can help you to overcome your current challenges and stressors, improve relationships, and live more mindfully. Some of my greatest passions are helping others to improve communication, boundaries, self worth and emotional literacy. Together we will explore the interaction of your thoughts, feelings, and behaviours to determine what are your strengths, and what are some of the areas you would like to build upon. My aim is for you to develop insight into your values, patterns, and beliefs, and to then evaluate which ones are helpful and which ones are holding you back from your greatest fulfilllment.
(587) 849-0728
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Victoria, BC V8Z
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Julie Giroux
Counsellor, MEd, RCC
Verified
Verified
My training and therapy approach is based in Somatic Experiencing, Attachment-Focused EMDR, Mindfulness , Focusing & Cognitive Processing Therapy (CPT) for PTSD .
I offer an individualized approach to helping each person I meet to adapt, grow and thrive with life challenges. We face so many challenges our lives: traumatic experiences and loss, relationship issues, pain, depression, anxiety, insomnia, and other forms of stress and illness. I prioritize what is important and meaningful to each individual. This intention has led me to gain expertise in a variety of therapeutic approaches and find ways to integrate them in a way that works for you.
(587) 871-0377
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Victoria, BC V9C
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Anna Johnston
Counsellor, RYT, RPC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
I rely on talk therapy, Mindfulness Based Somatic Therapy (MBST), yoga, meditation, breath work to support healing, relief of anxiety, depression, trauma, PTSD, Postpartum Depression/Anxiety, grief & loss, OCD.
I am a Registered Professional Counsellor, with the Canadian Professional Counsellors Association. I bring 14 years + of experience in the field of mental health. Through the lens of compassion & unconditional positive regard I support individuals to uncover old coping strategies, reveal core beliefs, release trauma/ suppressed emotions that hold one back from stepping into truth, finding joy, fulfillment and clarity. Also creating a deep connection to self, allowing for a deeper connection in all relationships. Our intimate relationships are where we have the opportunity to be witnessed, accepted, loved, & love in return.
(587) 875-0638
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Victoria, BC V9A
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Laura Chartrand
Counsellor, RTC
Verified
Verified
I approach these themes from a transpersonal and mindfulness -based perspective.
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.
(343) 308-2607
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Victoria, BC V8R
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Rachel Dee Athey
Counsellor, MEd, RCC
Verified
Verified
I work from a person-centered, trauma-informed approach. I engage collaboratively with my clients to understand what they are seeking from the therapeutic experience and the goals they may have. I tailor sessions and my approach based on my client's needs and prioritize their sense of safety at all times. I primarily utilize solution-focused, emotion-focused, positive psychology, attachment theory, mindfulness -based cognitive therapy, trauma theory, and family systems. I have a special interest in the physiological experience of trauma and anxiety and helping people nurture resiliency through re-conditioning the nervous system.
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Victoria, BC V8W
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Jennifer Goubault
Counsellor, BSc , MA, RCC, CCC
Verified
5 Endorsed
Verified
5 Endorsed
Drawing from my training in Narrative therapy, Mindfulness , Acceptance and Commitment therapy, Psychodynamic therapy, Self Compassion, and body-mind practices, I offer adults of all ages an integrative approach that is attuned to your unique needs.
Do you feel stuck, anxious, or like you are living in "survival" mode? Do you struggle with feelings of shame or unworthiness? Do you wish you could be living a more whole-hearted life? It is normal to experience these challenges. You are not alone, and I can help.
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Victoria, BC V8S
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Sarah Kathleen Wilson
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, RSW, CHT
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
my approach includes a combination of hypnosis, cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT/ACT), mindfulness training, and somatics.
are you looking for support to manage overwhelming emotions, compulsive behaviours, or chronic conditions? are you struggling with habits you'd like to eliminate - things like smoking, nail biting, hair pulling, or teeth grinding? if you would like to try a holistic approach, and desire to take an active role in your healing, then we'd be a great fit for working together. my clients leave therapy with new insights, tools, and skills to improve resiliency and continue building on their progress.
(778) 400-2249
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Victoria, BC V8W
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Dr. Pamela Richardson
Counsellor, PhD, RCC
Verified
2 Endorsed
Verified
2 Endorsed
As a contemplative psychotherapist & experienced trauma counsellor, trained in family systems, developmental, somatic & creative approaches, I integrate mindfulness & compassion practices with Western counselling modalities.
Within challenge there is opportunity for growth and healing. Any crisis, while intensely difficult, can also put you in touch with your deeper yearnings and surface new strengths and resilience. Without support and guidance though, you can get stuck in painful places. Your life may feel lacking or out-of-control. You may feel overwhelming grief, depression, anxiety & panic. You may struggle to make meaning or be unsure which way to turn. When stress and suffering feel like too much to bear, please reach out for help. We will bring compassionate awareness to your challenges while nurturing your everyday wellbeing and wholeness.
(778) 488-5412
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Victoria, BC V8T
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Venetta Elizabeth Henry
Counsellor, MA, RCC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
In particular, my practice is highly influenced by these major approaches: CBT, Mindfulness , Solutions Focused Models, Holistic Approaches, and The Complicated Grief Model.
Compassionate and mindful counselling for depression, anxiety, trauma and more. Is the cycle of depression or trauma leaving you feeling hopeless and lost? Is your anxiety limiting your life and causing you to suffer? I offer help and support for these issues and much more. With the use of many treatment approach options, my practice is effective, holistic, warm and collaborative. It takes courage to break free from this cycle and to ask for help. Together we can work towards improving your life in endless ways, resulting in a more meaningful, peaceful, and fulfilling life!
(778) 770-1258
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Victoria, BC V8V
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Mountain Gate Psychotherapy
Counsellor, PhD(c), MSc, BSc
My practice is informed by transpersonal psychology, somatic experiencing (healing with and through the body and nervous system), mindfulness , psychiatric nutrition (orthomolecular medicine), Buddhist psychology, and my own formal meditation and spiritual practices.
I specialize in working with adults and teenagers experiencing depression and anxiety. I also work with people experiencing trauma, spiritual crisis, relationship issues, loneliness, problems due to medication, and stress in many forms. A block of time in my practice is kept open daily for those in crisis, who cannot find adequate support through the public system. I also work with couples wishing to heal relational concerns, and those with an inclination towards spiritual practice/life. I am LGBTQ2S+ friendly and welcome people from all faith backgrounds and walks of life. Sessions are available in-person, by email, and via video.
(306) 988-4692
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Victoria, BC V9A
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Amy Johnston
Counsellor, MEd, RCC
Verified
Verified
My work is grounded primarily in Somatic Attachment Therapy and Mindfulness -Based Interventions (MBIs).
Sometimes there is a gap between where we are and where we want to be or who we think we could be. Feeling this gap can be emotionally and physically draining. It’s difficult to be present in our lives when we feel consumed by the pain within us. It’s hard to know what to do next and even when the next step is clear, it may feel impossible to take it. My approach to therapy is gentle, supportive, and relational with an aim to reduce the need for coping mechanisms and to heal at the source. The training that I take reflects my personal belief that therapy is a place to come back to your most integrated self.
(343) 341-5692
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Victoria, BC V8P
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Nicole Makin
Counsellor, MACP, RCC
Verified
Verified
I tailor my approach to suit the needs of each client, using a custom blend of mindfulness , EMDR and Somatic Therapies, CBT, DBT and resourcing.
Through my own journey of self-discovery, I was drawn to the field of counselling psychology in 2007. Prior to starting in private practice, I spent a decade working in multidisciplinary teams providing mental health, trauma and addictions services, in both residential and outpatient settings. I work with clients to develop the understanding and tools needed to navigate the crisis they are facing and move forward with their lives in a meaningful and more easeful way. I am skilled at helping people build on their innate strengths and resources and to resolve deeper patterns using somatic and EMDR therapy.
(855) 982-1235
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Victoria, BC V8T
Not accepting new clients
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Sarah Sinray
Counsellor, BSc, MSc
Verified
Verified
I practice mindfulness myself and do my own therapy - authenticity of a therapist being on the path of healing themselves keeps it real and humble.
Living in today's world is hard and complex. My approach seeks to meet people where they are at and provide a deep understanding from which change can be born. Based on a foundation of curiosity and kindness, we can learn to heal old wounds from the past and create a more free life. I've been a therapist for 13 years and retrained in trauma therapies such as EMDR and parts work in the past 5 years. I value continually learning and growing. One of my specialties is working with helpers of all kinds. In this pandemic reality, there are limits on capacity and helpers can heal to be able to keep giving in a sustainable way.
(587) 800-0673
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Victoria, BC V8W
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Rachel Greene
Counsellor, RTC
Verified
Verified
I am a Registered Therapeutic Counsellor (RTC) with the Association of Cooperative Counselling Therapists of Canada (ACCT). I draw on my own personal experience and adversities, my background in Mindfulness and Meditation and extensive training from Clearmind International Institute. For the last four years, I have assisted and supported participants in numerous personal growth workshops and weekends and volunteered as a community counsellor at Esquimalt Neighbourhood House, in addition to offering individual adult and youth sessions in private practice.
(778) 402-1926
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Victoria, BC V9B
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Kelly Nakatsuka
Counsellor, RTC
Verified
Verified
And the lens through which I approach our work together is informed by attachment science, family systems theory, mindfulness , Emotionally Focused therapy (EFT), and is both somatically and transpersonally based.
We all deserve peace, to feel connection with others, and to feel a sense of trust in ourselves and the world. Stress, anxiety, relationship struggles, depression, trauma, major life changes and family issues are among the challenges that can get in the way of us experiencing life the way we would like to. And we all have ways of coping with those stresses. But what happens when those strategies don’t seem to be working anymore? I bring a compassionate and patient approach to our work together. My approach is rooted in my sincere belief, in our ability to heal. No matter the struggle, there is always hope.
(587) 315-3043
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Victoria, BC V9A
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Jacquie Béasse
Counsellor, BA, MA, RCC
Verified
2 Endorsed
Verified
2 Endorsed
My background includes training in Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), post-secondary and career counselling, mindfulness , anxiety and stress reduction.
Not accepting new clients. Please contact me to wait list. Daytime and evening sessions offered. People seek counselling for a variety of reasons such as anxiety, stress, ADHD, emotional regulation, and transitions (e.g., post-secondary student, family, career, parenting, burnout, relationships). We all want to feel better, but can’t always do that alone. I offer an open-minded, welcoming approach that meets you where you are. I believe that by working collaboratively, we can identify opportunities for change and explore the most effective, evidence-based approaches.
(778) 765-3847
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Victoria, BC V8S
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Waitlist for new clients
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Andrea Weekes
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, BSW, RSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
My dedication to healing, self-awareness, and mindfulness has brought me closer to what it means to live authentically, listen deeply and hold space for the whole experience of being a human being.
When you've experienced trauma, abandonment, and/or childhood abuse and neglect you might find it incredibly painful to be yourself, often resulting in a deep sense of shame, and confusion. This fragmented experience of yourself can be a scary place to navigate on your own. Through compassionate inquiry into your own deepest needs, values and emotions you can reconnect with your genuine, authentic, wholly integrated self. I have been trained as a trauma therapist using therapies that kindly acknowledge all the parts of the self, cultivating present moment awareness, and exploring somatic exercises for safety and connection.
(226) 784-1867
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Victoria, BC V9C
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Mindfulness-Based (MBCT) Counsellors
For clients with chronic pain, hypertension, heart disease, cancer, and other health issues such as anxiety and depression, mindfulness-based cognitive therapy, or MBCT, is a two-part therapy that aims to reduce stress, manage pain, and embrace the freedom to respond to situations by choice. MCBT blends two disciplines--cognitive therapy and mindfulness. Mindfulness helps by reflecting on moments and thoughts without passing judgment. MBCT clients pay close attention to their feelings to reach an objective mindset, thus viewing and combating life's unpleasant occurrences.