Ian Gartshore
Marriage & Family Therapist, MTh Verified
Verified
Nanaimo, BC V9R
When life is difficult the resulting symptoms usually include depression, anxiety, fear, anger and/or withdrawal. Rather than avoiding these states I have helped hundreds of clients turn them into resources, significantly improving their lives --usually after only a few sessions. I have 25+ years experience working with couples, individuals, families and groups, and have supervised 20+ new therapists. I specialize with couples, helping them to move beyond arguing, tension, anger, resentment and distancing into happy couples. My clients turn their problems into workable solutions. Free tips: www.shorecounselling.ca.
Christian
(855) 336-1330
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Nanaimo, BC V9R
Christian
When life is difficult the resulting symptoms usually include depression, anxiety, fear, anger and/or withdrawal. Rather than avoiding these states I have helped hundreds of clients turn them into resources, significantly improving their lives --usually after only a few sessions. I have 25+ years experience working with couples, individuals, families and groups, and have supervised 20+ new therapists. I specialize with couples, helping them to move beyond arguing, tension, anger, resentment and distancing into happy couples. My clients turn their problems into workable solutions. Free tips: www.shorecounselling.ca.
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Bronwen Rutter
Counsellor, MEd, RCC Verified
Verified
Office is near:
Nanaimo, BC V9R
I am trained to work with individuals, couples, youth and families, and will provide support and encouragement to achieve breakthrough for emotional and relational concerns. I also support parents to enhance skills and find greater satisfaction in raising their children. I have over twenty-five years in the counselling field and can provide a supportive, caring space for clients to share their concerns, learn effective coping strategies, begin recovery and reconnect with life.
Christian
(778) 949-9020
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Office is near:
Nanaimo, BC V9R
Christian
I am trained to work with individuals, couples, youth and families, and will provide support and encouragement to achieve breakthrough for emotional and relational concerns. I also support parents to enhance skills and find greater satisfaction in raising their children. I have over twenty-five years in the counselling field and can provide a supportive, caring space for clients to share their concerns, learn effective coping strategies, begin recovery and reconnect with life.
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Chloe McKinley
Counsellor, RCC Verified
Verified
Office is near:
Nanaimo, BC V9R
Chloe McKinley, a registered clinical counsellor (RCC) and behavioural consultant, offers a unique therapeutic approach for individuals and families seeking counselling support. Chloe specializes in addressing the psychological needs of children, adolescents, adults, couples, and families, embracing cultural and gender diverse LGBTQ2 communities. She is one of the few counsellors on Vancouver Island to offer both clinical counselling and behavioural consultation. Chloe also serves as part of the multidisciplinary team known as Cowichan Autism Team Services (CATS). CATS welcomes collaboration and is accepting referrals.
Christian
(778) 488-5349
Verified
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Office is near:
Nanaimo, BC V9R
Christian
Chloe McKinley, a registered clinical counsellor (RCC) and behavioural consultant, offers a unique therapeutic approach for individuals and families seeking counselling support. Chloe specializes in addressing the psychological needs of children, adolescents, adults, couples, and families, embracing cultural and gender diverse LGBTQ2 communities. She is one of the few counsellors on Vancouver Island to offer both clinical counselling and behavioural consultation. Chloe also serves as part of the multidisciplinary team known as Cowichan Autism Team Services (CATS). CATS welcomes collaboration and is accepting referrals.
Earl Blacklock
Counsellor, MALM, MDiv, MC, CCC Verified
Verified
Nanaimo, BC V9R
My work is primarily with those who have experienced trauma - the experience of being emotionally and psychologically overwhelmed by adverse childhood experiences and adult traumatic events. My focus is always on the present - how can those debilitated by anxiety, shame, and poor self-worth become healthy enough to meet their own needs for income, housing, positive and affirming relationships, and physical and mental wellness.
Christian
(778) 770-2917
Verified
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Nanaimo, BC V9R
Christian
My work is primarily with those who have experienced trauma - the experience of being emotionally and psychologically overwhelmed by adverse childhood experiences and adult traumatic events. My focus is always on the present - how can those debilitated by anxiety, shame, and poor self-worth become healthy enough to meet their own needs for income, housing, positive and affirming relationships, and physical and mental wellness.
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Monique Hoving-Smeets
Counsellor, MAMFT Verified
Verified
Nanaimo, BC V9V
Life can throw some unexpected curve balls that can impact us in ways we did not anticipate. This can range from certain family dynamics that have shaped and impacted us in ways that is less than desirable to traumatic or distressing events that are impacting us on a daily basis. Such incidents could have taken place throughout life within the context of your social network, workplace or learning environments, church or religious affiliated organizations or even whilst driving. Through the use of various therapies we focus on reducing or eliminating impact and hopefully restoring life balance.
Christian
(604) 265-5856
Verified
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Nanaimo, BC V9V
Christian
Life can throw some unexpected curve balls that can impact us in ways we did not anticipate. This can range from certain family dynamics that have shaped and impacted us in ways that is less than desirable to traumatic or distressing events that are impacting us on a daily basis. Such incidents could have taken place throughout life within the context of your social network, workplace or learning environments, church or religious affiliated organizations or even whilst driving. Through the use of various therapies we focus on reducing or eliminating impact and hopefully restoring life balance.
Deb E Berg
Counsellor, MA, MPCC-S Verified
Verified
Office is near:
Nanaimo, BC V9R
Debbie Berg has worked with children, youth, families, men and women, LGBTQ2S+, and various cultures. Her experience includes abuse, trauma, stress, anxiety, depression, chronic pain, career, grief, health, relationships, personal development, learning disadvantages (disabilities), life skills, career, addictions, substance misuse, mediation. She is also a Supervisor of Clinical Counsellors and students.
Christian
(604) 330-9052
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Office is near:
Nanaimo, BC V9R
Christian
Debbie Berg has worked with children, youth, families, men and women, LGBTQ2S+, and various cultures. Her experience includes abuse, trauma, stress, anxiety, depression, chronic pain, career, grief, health, relationships, personal development, learning disadvantages (disabilities), life skills, career, addictions, substance misuse, mediation. She is also a Supervisor of Clinical Counsellors and students.
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Mandy Fudge
Counsellor, MA, RCC Verified
Verified
Nanaimo, BC V9R
I provide individual counselling to adults and adolescents struggling with issues such as depression, anxiety, traumatic-stress, adverse childhood experiences, grief, guilt, shame, low self-esteem, suicide ideation, relationship and attachment injuries, communication issues, sexuality and gender identity, and a desire for personal change and growth.
Christian
(250) 824-5013
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Nanaimo, BC V9R
Christian
I provide individual counselling to adults and adolescents struggling with issues such as depression, anxiety, traumatic-stress, adverse childhood experiences, grief, guilt, shame, low self-esteem, suicide ideation, relationship and attachment injuries, communication issues, sexuality and gender identity, and a desire for personal change and growth.
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Isbister Counselling - OCD Therapy
Counsellor, MA, RCC Verified
Verified
Office is near:
Nanaimo, BC V9R
I have a specific area of practice - Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder. OCD is considered to be a debilitating, chronic, and sneaky condition. OCD often latches on to what is most sacred and cherished to us. It can cause us to question our morals, values, and beliefs. Much time and energy is then spent trying to gain relief from doubt, uncertainty, and distress. Breaking cycles of Obsessions and Compulsions is key to regaining intention, peace, and freedom.
Christian
(778) 784-7191
Verified
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Office is near:
Nanaimo, BC V9R
Christian
I have a specific area of practice - Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder. OCD is considered to be a debilitating, chronic, and sneaky condition. OCD often latches on to what is most sacred and cherished to us. It can cause us to question our morals, values, and beliefs. Much time and energy is then spent trying to gain relief from doubt, uncertainty, and distress. Breaking cycles of Obsessions and Compulsions is key to regaining intention, peace, and freedom.
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Jodie Smith
Counsellor, MA, MEd, RCC Verified
Verified
Nanaimo, BC V9R
To conceptualize therapy, the following might be a helpful picture. Recently, we decided to hatch our own chickens. After a couple of weeks, we candled the eggs to get a glimpse inside. The glimpse was amazing and mysterious—we could see life happening beneath the shell. This is what often happens in a counselling session; we look beneath the “shell” and get a glimpse of the mystery and complexity of the human experience. From this deeper looker inside, we have many choices and changes that are possible.
Christian
(778) 767-5970
Verified
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Nanaimo, BC V9R
Christian
To conceptualize therapy, the following might be a helpful picture. Recently, we decided to hatch our own chickens. After a couple of weeks, we candled the eggs to get a glimpse inside. The glimpse was amazing and mysterious—we could see life happening beneath the shell. This is what often happens in a counselling session; we look beneath the “shell” and get a glimpse of the mystery and complexity of the human experience. From this deeper looker inside, we have many choices and changes that are possible.
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Sue Purvess
Counsellor, MC, CCC, RN Verified
Verified
Nanaimo, BC V9R
When life seems to be crumbling with confusion and uncertainty and you are struggling with your emotions, I will come along side you offering compassion and kindness providing a safe, non-judgemental, respectful environment valuing your unique way of being. You may feel overwhelmed trying to balance work, play and relationships striving to hold it all together. Perhaps COVID-19 has intruded bringing havoc into your every day world. Has sleep and self-care eluded you and do your control and power seem to be spiraling down? You are not alone. Together we can change the way things are now to the way you would like them to be.
Christian
(250) 800-3613
Verified
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Nanaimo, BC V9R
Christian
When life seems to be crumbling with confusion and uncertainty and you are struggling with your emotions, I will come along side you offering compassion and kindness providing a safe, non-judgemental, respectful environment valuing your unique way of being. You may feel overwhelmed trying to balance work, play and relationships striving to hold it all together. Perhaps COVID-19 has intruded bringing havoc into your every day world. Has sleep and self-care eluded you and do your control and power seem to be spiraling down? You are not alone. Together we can change the way things are now to the way you would like them to be.
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Mary Stanwood
Counsellor, MA, BCAT-R, RCC Verified
Verified
Maple Ridge, BC
Ridge Meadows Counselling works with children, youth, parents and families on issues including anxiety, anger management, depression and behaviour or emotional issues. I have worked with families for over 25 years, and as a mother of four girls, I understand the struggles of family life, of dealing with different personalities, needs, and the constant struggles that can occur. Ridge Meadows Counselling helps parents and children navigate through the tough childhood years, helps adolescence and young adults through their difficult times, and help people renew their sense of hope.
Christian
(778) 655-4119
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Maple Ridge, BC
Christian
Ridge Meadows Counselling works with children, youth, parents and families on issues including anxiety, anger management, depression and behaviour or emotional issues. I have worked with families for over 25 years, and as a mother of four girls, I understand the struggles of family life, of dealing with different personalities, needs, and the constant struggles that can occur. Ridge Meadows Counselling helps parents and children navigate through the tough childhood years, helps adolescence and young adults through their difficult times, and help people renew their sense of hope.
Bella Chan
Counsellor, MC, RCC Verified
Verified
Burnaby, BC
I am a Registered Clinical Counsellor with over 20 years of experience offering individual, couple and family therapy in Burnaby and the Tri-Cities. I believe therapy can be very helpful for individuals who want to move beyond their challenges and are willing to make changes to improve their quality of life. In therapy people may learn new skills, expand their coping strategies and increase self-understanding. By doing so they can enhance their functioning, develop more satisfying relationships and a more meaningful life.
Christian
(778) 764-1142
Verified
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Burnaby, BC
Christian
I am a Registered Clinical Counsellor with over 20 years of experience offering individual, couple and family therapy in Burnaby and the Tri-Cities. I believe therapy can be very helpful for individuals who want to move beyond their challenges and are willing to make changes to improve their quality of life. In therapy people may learn new skills, expand their coping strategies and increase self-understanding. By doing so they can enhance their functioning, develop more satisfying relationships and a more meaningful life.
MindRight Counselling & Consulting Inc
Counsellor, MEd, MA, MSc, PHCP, RCC Verified
Verified
Vancouver, BC
MindRight Counselling & Consulting is focused on helping men, women, children/youth, couples, and families deal with issues that negatively impact their quality of living. We provide therapeutic support, guidance, and psychoeducation to assist our clients to develop personal insight and work towards making a positive change in their overall lives. We service all clients from the Lower Mainland of BC while having 5 office locations in Richmond, Vancouver, and Burnaby with 10 Associate Counsellors ready to help you. Please visit our website for more information on our team and additional locations.
(778) 901-6245
Verified
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Vancouver, BC
MindRight Counselling & Consulting is focused on helping men, women, children/youth, couples, and families deal with issues that negatively impact their quality of living. We provide therapeutic support, guidance, and psychoeducation to assist our clients to develop personal insight and work towards making a positive change in their overall lives. We service all clients from the Lower Mainland of BC while having 5 office locations in Richmond, Vancouver, and Burnaby with 10 Associate Counsellors ready to help you. Please visit our website for more information on our team and additional locations.
Michelle Waters Counselling
Counsellor, MA, CCC, RCC Verified
Verified
Surrey, BC
Have you been stuck for a long time now? Maybe you have a hunch about what the issue is, but nothing seems to change. Worse yet, you thought you had dealt with it, but things still feel the same. Working together, problems that have been long term, won't have to stay much longer.
(236) 302-0246
Verified
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Surrey, BC
Have you been stuck for a long time now? Maybe you have a hunch about what the issue is, but nothing seems to change. Worse yet, you thought you had dealt with it, but things still feel the same. Working together, problems that have been long term, won't have to stay much longer.
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Cordelia Mejin
Counsellor, MA, RCC, CCC Verified
Verified
Coquitlam, BC
I bring my whole heart in encountering each client as I believe that developing a secure, trusting relationship with a safe other is the birthplace for change. I strive to provide compassionate care, empathy and a safe place as I believe that we as humans have longings to feel seen, heard, known, understood, felt, accepted, and cared for. I consider it an honour to walk alongside you and to meet you where you are at. In sharing your stories and allowing them to be witnessed in the safety of a therapeutic relationship, it is my hope that what may have once felt unbearable becomes more bearable.
(587) 605-7526
Verified
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Coquitlam, BC
I bring my whole heart in encountering each client as I believe that developing a secure, trusting relationship with a safe other is the birthplace for change. I strive to provide compassionate care, empathy and a safe place as I believe that we as humans have longings to feel seen, heard, known, understood, felt, accepted, and cared for. I consider it an honour to walk alongside you and to meet you where you are at. In sharing your stories and allowing them to be witnessed in the safety of a therapeutic relationship, it is my hope that what may have once felt unbearable becomes more bearable.
Meghan Richey
Counsellor, MA, RCC, CCC Verified
Verified
Victoria, BC
Our mental, emotional, physical and spiritual health are deeply connected. Building and maintaining health and wellbeing requires an understanding of these connections and the ways that your personal history, relationships, environment, and communities play important roles. If you are struggling with depression, anxiety, trauma, or any challenging life circumstances, exploration into the underlying sources as well as present-focused tools to manage these difficulties can help on the path to healing and greater vitality.
(587) 874-0558
Verified
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Victoria, BC
Our mental, emotional, physical and spiritual health are deeply connected. Building and maintaining health and wellbeing requires an understanding of these connections and the ways that your personal history, relationships, environment, and communities play important roles. If you are struggling with depression, anxiety, trauma, or any challenging life circumstances, exploration into the underlying sources as well as present-focused tools to manage these difficulties can help on the path to healing and greater vitality.
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Isabella S P Jiang
Counsellor, MA, RCC Verified
Verified
Vancouver, BC
I provide individual and couple counselling for adults from the age of 18 to seniors for anxiety, depression, anger issues and traumas in English and Mandarin Chinese. My practice focus is with clients suffering from life and/or career transition, or relational issues either with parents, partners or children, or clients who find it hard either to start a relationship or maintain a relationship. In addition, I provide pre-marital counselling for young couples to help them preparing their new life with less stress and anxiety. I also provide career counselling for university students, and executives with emotion or work fatigue.
Christian
(604) 245-5122
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Vancouver, BC
Christian
I provide individual and couple counselling for adults from the age of 18 to seniors for anxiety, depression, anger issues and traumas in English and Mandarin Chinese. My practice focus is with clients suffering from life and/or career transition, or relational issues either with parents, partners or children, or clients who find it hard either to start a relationship or maintain a relationship. In addition, I provide pre-marital counselling for young couples to help them preparing their new life with less stress and anxiety. I also provide career counselling for university students, and executives with emotion or work fatigue.
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Julia Blackwell
Counsellor, RCC, 200CYT, MC Verified
Verified
Maple Ridge, BC
(778) 771-3438
Verified
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Maple Ridge, BC
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Cornerstone Counselling Services
Counsellor, MA, RCC Verified
Verified
Parksville, BC
I consider every person I have the opportunity to walk with to be unique and capable of shifting any problem that may be getting in the way of being the best version of self possible. It is important to me to collaborate with each client to develop focus points in our work and I look for strengths and resources in my clients. I am trained in EMDR and have extensive experience supporting individuals, couples, families, as well as first responders work through trauma and PTSD, occupational stress injury, addictions, grief and loss, depression, anxiety, anger, self-esteem, disordered eating, and mood disorders.
Christian
(844) 464-7217
Verified
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Parksville, BC
Christian
I consider every person I have the opportunity to walk with to be unique and capable of shifting any problem that may be getting in the way of being the best version of self possible. It is important to me to collaborate with each client to develop focus points in our work and I look for strengths and resources in my clients. I am trained in EMDR and have extensive experience supporting individuals, couples, families, as well as first responders work through trauma and PTSD, occupational stress injury, addictions, grief and loss, depression, anxiety, anger, self-esteem, disordered eating, and mood disorders.
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Alison M Nicholas
Counsellor, RN BSN, MA Verified
Verified
Comox, BC
I have worked as a Nurse Therapist in Community Mental Health for over 25 years. I am experienced supporting individuals that struggle with depression, anxiety and related disorders, loss and grief, relationship difficulties, body image problems, disordered eating, post-partum transition, substance use, life transition stress, chronic and life threatening illness, and the often challenging experience of simply being human.
Christian
(778) 764-1276
Verified

Comox, BC
Christian
I have worked as a Nurse Therapist in Community Mental Health for over 25 years. I am experienced supporting individuals that struggle with depression, anxiety and related disorders, loss and grief, relationship difficulties, body image problems, disordered eating, post-partum transition, substance use, life transition stress, chronic and life threatening illness, and the often challenging experience of simply being human.

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