Parenting Therapists in Victoria, BC

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Jenny Harris
Counsellor
Verified
1 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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Jennifer Meikle
Counsellor, MC, RCC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Victoria, BC V9E
Waitlist for new clients
Traumatic life events come in many forms. People feel powerless and groundless; often experiencing life on autopilot. If you experienced a traumatic event as a child or the care you received involved toxic amounts of stress, abuse or neglect, a variety of attachment wounds can interfere with your present-day relationships, parenting abilities, and general well-being. Experiencing loss, rejection, abandonment, abuse or neglect disrupts development and changes our focus to survival. There is no timeline for healing from trauma, but it is possible to recover and create the life you desire.
Traumatic life events come in many forms. People feel powerless and groundless; often experiencing life on autopilot. If you experienced a traumatic event as a child or the care you received involved toxic amounts of stress, abuse or neglect, a variety of attachment wounds can interfere with your present-day relationships, parenting abilities, and general well-being. Experiencing loss, rejection, abandonment, abuse or neglect disrupts development and changes our focus to survival. There is no timeline for healing from trauma, but it is possible to recover and create the life you desire.
(548) 900-0586 View (548) 900-0586
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Lesley Porterfield
Counsellor, RCC, MACP, BEd, ECE
Verified
3 Endorsed
Victoria, BC V8N
I support clients with anxiety, stress, depression, grief, relationship issues and parenting support.
Accepting new clients (updated Jan. 2024). Website: https://contactcoastal.ca. I will listen without judgement, and offer unconditional support. We will explore what it is you're going through in a safe environment so that you can gain better understanding and find possibilities to move forward. If an office doesn't suit you, we can meet virtually.
I support clients with anxiety, stress, depression, grief, relationship issues and parenting support.
Accepting new clients (updated Jan. 2024). Website: https://contactcoastal.ca. I will listen without judgement, and offer unconditional support. We will explore what it is you're going through in a safe environment so that you can gain better understanding and find possibilities to move forward. If an office doesn't suit you, we can meet virtually.
(782) 312-0140 View (782) 312-0140
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Lisa Kratz Counselling and Great Marriages.ca
MCouns, CCC, RCC
7 Endorsed
Victoria, BC V8S
Her knowledge as a parent and spouse adds to her understanding of relationship dynamics.
Warmly dynamic, personable, and engaging. Lisa Kratz's counselling style is thoughtful, practical, and helpful. She has a master's degree in counselling and a bachelor's degree in communication—Lisa's easy-going manner and friendly personality help put clients at ease. If you are looking for a counsellor who is kind, knowledgable, caring, and can mentor you to feeling and doing better - then Lisa can help you.
Her knowledge as a parent and spouse adds to her understanding of relationship dynamics.
Warmly dynamic, personable, and engaging. Lisa Kratz's counselling style is thoughtful, practical, and helpful. She has a master's degree in counselling and a bachelor's degree in communication—Lisa's easy-going manner and friendly personality help put clients at ease. If you are looking for a counsellor who is kind, knowledgable, caring, and can mentor you to feeling and doing better - then Lisa can help you.
(778) 784-4768 View (778) 784-4768
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Sather Counselling & Consulting Inc
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, RSW, RCC, RCC-ACS
Verified
1 Endorsed
Victoria, BC V8R
I provide Somatic Attachment Psychotherapy for Adults. Life can be a struggle sometimes. Reaching out for help takes strength and courage. We can't always manage on our own. I am here to assist those struggling with depression, anxiety, childhood trauma, disrupted attachment, parenting, and other mental health or relational issues. I do not provide couples counselling. Call me for a free consult to see if we are a good fit. I have a lot to offer.
I provide Somatic Attachment Psychotherapy for Adults. Life can be a struggle sometimes. Reaching out for help takes strength and courage. We can't always manage on our own. I am here to assist those struggling with depression, anxiety, childhood trauma, disrupted attachment, parenting, and other mental health or relational issues. I do not provide couples counselling. Call me for a free consult to see if we are a good fit. I have a lot to offer.
(778) 766-4569 View (778) 766-4569
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Sarah Bourdon
Counsellor, MEd, RCC
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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Melanie Wagner-Collins Counselling
Counsellor, RTC, RPN
Verified
3 Endorsed
Victoria, BC V8R
I provide virtual and in-person counselling at my Fairfield home office in Victoria, BC. I work with individuals (18+) and couples seeking support with relationship issues, anxiety, depression, life transitions, sexual issues, preparing for and adjusting to parenthood, parenting and navigating grief and loss. My goal is to empower individuals to find deeper meaning and contentment in life, and for couples at any stage of their togetherness to develop greater intimacy and connection in all dimensions of their relationship.
I provide virtual and in-person counselling at my Fairfield home office in Victoria, BC. I work with individuals (18+) and couples seeking support with relationship issues, anxiety, depression, life transitions, sexual issues, preparing for and adjusting to parenthood, parenting and navigating grief and loss. My goal is to empower individuals to find deeper meaning and contentment in life, and for couples at any stage of their togetherness to develop greater intimacy and connection in all dimensions of their relationship.
(249) 444-3168 View (249) 444-3168
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Leanna Madill
Counsellor, PhD, RPC
Verified
6 Endorsed
Victoria, BC V9B  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
ARE YOU A TEEN, OR A PARENT OF A TEEN? Are you feeling challenged, misunderstood, or feeling pressure in teenagehood? Or are you are parent who is challenged by your teen? Depression, anger, and anxiety are common feelings that can be running the show for teens and parents during this developmental stage of teenagehood, and can feel overwhelming. Staying trapped in the same fights, frustrations, anxieties, and unhappiness is a harmful cycle that can have lasting effects.
ARE YOU A TEEN, OR A PARENT OF A TEEN? Are you feeling challenged, misunderstood, or feeling pressure in teenagehood? Or are you are parent who is challenged by your teen? Depression, anger, and anxiety are common feelings that can be running the show for teens and parents during this developmental stage of teenagehood, and can feel overwhelming. Staying trapped in the same fights, frustrations, anxieties, and unhappiness is a harmful cycle that can have lasting effects.
(855) 772-7330 View (855) 772-7330
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Julie Lidstone
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, RSW
Verified
Victoria, BC V8X
Her areas of expertise include couples counselling, adoption and foster care, parent-child relationships, and depression and anxiety.
Julie is a Registered Social Worker offering counselling services in both BC and Alberta. If you are located in the Victoria, BC area, Julie can provide counselling in-person, via video, or over the phone. For clients residing elsewhere in BC or in Alberta, services are available through video or phone sessions.
Her areas of expertise include couples counselling, adoption and foster care, parent-child relationships, and depression and anxiety.
Julie is a Registered Social Worker offering counselling services in both BC and Alberta. If you are located in the Victoria, BC area, Julie can provide counselling in-person, via video, or over the phone. For clients residing elsewhere in BC or in Alberta, services are available through video or phone sessions.
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Rhiannon Webb
Counsellor, ACS, RTC, SSE, RPCc
Verified
1 Endorsed
Victoria, BC V8V
You've been feeling disconnected, frustrated, or unfulfilled when it comes to your experiences with sexuality, relationships, or parenting. You're finally ready to invest in any of these important parts of your life because you want a more satisfying, connected, nourishing existence and you don't want to keep putting it off or wishing things would just get better on their own. You're ready to understand what's holding you back, and to take action. You want to feel connected to yourself, your vitality, and to your loved ones, and now is the time to make it happen!
You've been feeling disconnected, frustrated, or unfulfilled when it comes to your experiences with sexuality, relationships, or parenting. You're finally ready to invest in any of these important parts of your life because you want a more satisfying, connected, nourishing existence and you don't want to keep putting it off or wishing things would just get better on their own. You're ready to understand what's holding you back, and to take action. You want to feel connected to yourself, your vitality, and to your loved ones, and now is the time to make it happen!
(587) 852-0741 View (587) 852-0741
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Danielle Green
Counsellor, MA, RCC, CCC, EMDR
Verified
1 Endorsed
Victoria, BC V9A
Life can be overwhelming, painful and isolating. These struggles may show up as constant anxiety, panic, chronic fatigue, loneliness, fearing the worst, dreading the days ahead, being critical of yourself, never feeling good enough and obsessive thinking. Often I support individuals experiencing repetitive issues and unhelpful patterns. These may show up in their relationship with themselves and others, at work, school or in their parenting. If you are a parent struggling to support your child, or If you are feeling stuck, limited, or are suffering alone - you are not alone and will likely benefit from some additional support.
Life can be overwhelming, painful and isolating. These struggles may show up as constant anxiety, panic, chronic fatigue, loneliness, fearing the worst, dreading the days ahead, being critical of yourself, never feeling good enough and obsessive thinking. Often I support individuals experiencing repetitive issues and unhelpful patterns. These may show up in their relationship with themselves and others, at work, school or in their parenting. If you are a parent struggling to support your child, or If you are feeling stuck, limited, or are suffering alone - you are not alone and will likely benefit from some additional support.
(431) 306-2384 View (431) 306-2384
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Rainstorm Counselling & Consulting
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, RSW
Verified
2 Endorsed
Victoria, BC V8N
Parenting (or caregiving) is one of the most important jobs you've taken on. But the person you're caring for is going through some tough stuff, and the two of you aren't getting along. You're beating yourself up, because you keep screwing up your job, when all you want to do is help. You might even be coping with your own issues, in addition to helping them with theirs. You're scared of the future, and sometimes angry at the person you are caring for. You're lonely and even burnt out, because others don't understand.
Parenting (or caregiving) is one of the most important jobs you've taken on. But the person you're caring for is going through some tough stuff, and the two of you aren't getting along. You're beating yourself up, because you keep screwing up your job, when all you want to do is help. You might even be coping with your own issues, in addition to helping them with theirs. You're scared of the future, and sometimes angry at the person you are caring for. You're lonely and even burnt out, because others don't understand.
(778) 651-5292 View (778) 651-5292
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Sarah Causton
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW
Verified
Victoria, BC V8V
I have worked extensively with mental health issues, such as depression and anxiety in both youth and adults, as well as grief and loss, relationship issues, major life transitions, parenting concerns, perfectionism and self-harm.
Currently Accepting New Clients. Sometimes we all feel stuck. Our go-to methods of coping aren't working anymore, or we aren't getting what we need from those we usually turn to. Sometimes we need a space to be heard and other times we want someone to help us set some goals and take those first steps. In working with youth, individuals and families I bring curiosity, gentleness, humour and compassion along with knowledge of many therapeutic modalities which allows me to be flexible and tailor our work together to your specific needs.
I have worked extensively with mental health issues, such as depression and anxiety in both youth and adults, as well as grief and loss, relationship issues, major life transitions, parenting concerns, perfectionism and self-harm.
Currently Accepting New Clients. Sometimes we all feel stuck. Our go-to methods of coping aren't working anymore, or we aren't getting what we need from those we usually turn to. Sometimes we need a space to be heard and other times we want someone to help us set some goals and take those first steps. In working with youth, individuals and families I bring curiosity, gentleness, humour and compassion along with knowledge of many therapeutic modalities which allows me to be flexible and tailor our work together to your specific needs.
(778) 651-9605 View (778) 651-9605
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Kathryn Sandberg
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, RSW
Verified
2 Endorsed
Victoria, BC V8R
Some of these include Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Eye Movement Desensitization Response (EMDR), Interpersonal Therapy for Adolescents (IPT-A), Child Parent Relationship Therapy (CPRT), Emotion Focused Family Therapy (EFFT) and Expressive Therapy.
I am a Master's level therapist and Registered Social Worker with 18 years of experience providing psychotherapeutic supports. I am a sensitive and compassionate person who will create a safe space for you to share your concerns and what is on your heart. I devoted most of my career to working with children and youth with serious and complex mental health issues as well as university students, adults, multicultural and First Nations communities. I take a holistic or “biopsychosociospiritual” approach in alignment with your wishes, needs, abilities and beliefs. You are far more than your amazing brain.
Some of these include Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Eye Movement Desensitization Response (EMDR), Interpersonal Therapy for Adolescents (IPT-A), Child Parent Relationship Therapy (CPRT), Emotion Focused Family Therapy (EFFT) and Expressive Therapy.
I am a Master's level therapist and Registered Social Worker with 18 years of experience providing psychotherapeutic supports. I am a sensitive and compassionate person who will create a safe space for you to share your concerns and what is on your heart. I devoted most of my career to working with children and youth with serious and complex mental health issues as well as university students, adults, multicultural and First Nations communities. I take a holistic or “biopsychosociospiritual” approach in alignment with your wishes, needs, abilities and beliefs. You are far more than your amazing brain.
(250) 800-2711 View (250) 800-2711
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Amy Moser
Psychologist, RPsych
Verified
Victoria, BC V9B
I see you. You're a concerned parent navigating the challenges of having a child struggling in school, perhaps even receiving recommendations from teachers to pursue an assessment. The prospect of that assessment can be overwhelming, leaving you uncertain about what it truly involves. Allow me to offer clarity and support. I am a dedicated Registered Psychologist specializing in assessment and counseling for children.
I see you. You're a concerned parent navigating the challenges of having a child struggling in school, perhaps even receiving recommendations from teachers to pursue an assessment. The prospect of that assessment can be overwhelming, leaving you uncertain about what it truly involves. Allow me to offer clarity and support. I am a dedicated Registered Psychologist specializing in assessment and counseling for children.
(587) 806-4052 x250886 View (587) 806-4052 x250886
Crystal James
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, RCSW
Verified
Victoria, BC V8W
Are you a teen, adult, or parent struggling with stress and anxiety, low mood or depression, trauma, relationship challenges, grief or loss, change and transitions, overwhelming emotions, or other difficulties that feel hard to manage on your own? Are you hoping for support that is genuine, non-judgmental, effective, and rooted in both a clinical and social justice background? Are you looking for someone who values diversity and has lived experience as a member of a historically marginalized group? Do you want to feel more grounded and more aligned so that you can better handle the challenges you face and begin to thrive?
Are you a teen, adult, or parent struggling with stress and anxiety, low mood or depression, trauma, relationship challenges, grief or loss, change and transitions, overwhelming emotions, or other difficulties that feel hard to manage on your own? Are you hoping for support that is genuine, non-judgmental, effective, and rooted in both a clinical and social justice background? Are you looking for someone who values diversity and has lived experience as a member of a historically marginalized group? Do you want to feel more grounded and more aligned so that you can better handle the challenges you face and begin to thrive?
(867) 322-0752 View (867) 322-0752
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Darlene Mathews
Registered Social Worker, BSW, MA, RCC, RSW
Verified
8 Endorsed
Victoria, BC V8Z  (Online Only)
Vulnerability can make us feel very uncomfortable, but if we view it as a transition, into higher self-esteem/confidence & therefore more life resilience then it is much healthier to forge ahead to find a therapist who can support us. Finding the best fit in seeking a therapist is the most important step in relieving your stress. Many of us struggle with unhappiness, anxiety, depression, suicide ideation, sleep deprivation, separation, divorce, conflict resolution, trauma, relationship, and parenting issues, emotion regulation, communication and assertiveness, boundaries, personal development, caregiver burden and so much more
Vulnerability can make us feel very uncomfortable, but if we view it as a transition, into higher self-esteem/confidence & therefore more life resilience then it is much healthier to forge ahead to find a therapist who can support us. Finding the best fit in seeking a therapist is the most important step in relieving your stress. Many of us struggle with unhappiness, anxiety, depression, suicide ideation, sleep deprivation, separation, divorce, conflict resolution, trauma, relationship, and parenting issues, emotion regulation, communication and assertiveness, boundaries, personal development, caregiver burden and so much more
(226) 916-5346 View (226) 916-5346
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Annabelle Picard
Counsellor, MA, RCC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Victoria, BC V8R
I strongly believes that everyone is doing the best they can with the strategies they have. I am deeply committed to meeting every person where they are at and supporting them through exploration that is both collaborative and proactive in nature, towards what you deem a more fulfilling path forward. As a mother of two children, I empathizes with the emotional weight and responsibility of parenting. My practice is focused on intensifying the connection between caregiver and child and providing practical, feel-good tools and strategies. I work with children, teens, individuals and their families aged 5 plus.
I strongly believes that everyone is doing the best they can with the strategies they have. I am deeply committed to meeting every person where they are at and supporting them through exploration that is both collaborative and proactive in nature, towards what you deem a more fulfilling path forward. As a mother of two children, I empathizes with the emotional weight and responsibility of parenting. My practice is focused on intensifying the connection between caregiver and child and providing practical, feel-good tools and strategies. I work with children, teens, individuals and their families aged 5 plus.
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Mary Klovance
Counsellor, MA, BEd, BA, RCC
Verified
5 Endorsed
Victoria, BC V8R
ADHD-Certified Clinical Services Provider & ADHD-Certified Educator. 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 parents and teens ages 14 + with challenging behaviours, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), and addictions issues.
ADHD-Certified Clinical Services Provider & ADHD-Certified Educator. 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 parents and teens ages 14 + with challenging behaviours, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), and addictions issues.
(778) 906-8626 View (778) 906-8626
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Lisa Mitchell
Counsellor, MA, MACP, RCC
Verified
2 Endorsed
Victoria, BC V9C
Co-parenting and communication skills are important in moving families forward with separation and divorce.
At some point, every family will face challenges. Helping families come together to work through these challenges and promote positive outcomes is my goal. As a registered clinical Counsellor (RCC), I aim to help children, youth, and their families connect in new and meaningful ways.
Co-parenting and communication skills are important in moving families forward with separation and divorce.
At some point, every family will face challenges. Helping families come together to work through these challenges and promote positive outcomes is my goal. As a registered clinical Counsellor (RCC), I aim to help children, youth, and their families connect in new and meaningful ways.
(778) 700-1283 View (778) 700-1283

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Parenting Counsellors

What does therapy for parenting look like?

Therapists may work with parents individually, together, or include the whole family to find solutions for the problems a parent faces. Many parent-based therapies work on a parent’s relationship with their children, problem-solving within the family, and analysis of family dynamics. Therapy conducted remotely by video may be helpful in allowing a therapist to observe how families interact in their own homes.

When should a parent seek therapy?

When behavioral problems begin to disrupt the healthy functioning of a family, it may be a good time to look into therapy. If parents find that children are acting out in school, have started using drugs or alcohol, have developed eating disorders, or other similar red flags, a therapist may be able to help.

How long does therapy take for parenting problems?

Depending on the severity of a family’s challenges and the type of treatment utilized, therapy for parenting can last from weeks to months. Cognitive behavioral therapy is a pragmatic therapy type that can be brief, most often ranging from between 5 and 20 sessions. Structural family therapy, which inspects family dynamics, often takes several months. Parent-child interaction therapy is typically shorter-term, lasting between 10 and 20 sessions. For any therapy, the duration will depend on the progress made and results realized.

Can therapy help parents dealing with burnout or stress?

Parenting is difficult. Parents may dismiss or conceal feelings of exhaustion, overwhelm, or escape ideation—imagining withdrawing from their parental obligations altogether. but left unattended, these feelings can have negative effects on the whole family. A therapist can help parents work on the skills they might need to better cope with the burdens of parenting and help them be the best parents they can be.