The Therapy Place Counselling Group LTD
Counsellor, MC, RCC Verified
Nanaimo, BC V9R
Offers online therapy
I also hold further advanced training and experience in the areas of Complex Divorce and Co-Parenting, Crisis Response, Trauma, Substance Abuse, and Emotionally Focussed Couples Counselling.
I specialize in the areas of anxiety, depression, and addiction. In my experience, anxiety and depression often show up together. When they take hold, we frequently fall into traps of addiction in efforts to numb the emotional pain. Addictions can be an effective short-term strategy, but they are not a solution that brings healing. Instead, they increase the pre-existing symptoms, usually adding a whole new set of problems as well. Whether it is a gambling addiction, an online gaming addiction, a shopping addiction, pornography addiction, a substance use addiction (etc), my training and skills are focussed on your healing, growth, and freedom.
(250) 616-3579
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Nanaimo, BC V9R
Offers online therapy
I also hold further advanced training and experience in the areas of Complex Divorce and Co-Parenting, Crisis Response, Trauma, Substance Abuse, and Emotionally Focussed Couples Counselling.
I specialize in the areas of anxiety, depression, and addiction. In my experience, anxiety and depression often show up together. When they take hold, we frequently fall into traps of addiction in efforts to numb the emotional pain. Addictions can be an effective short-term strategy, but they are not a solution that brings healing. Instead, they increase the pre-existing symptoms, usually adding a whole new set of problems as well. Whether it is a gambling addiction, an online gaming addiction, a shopping addiction, pornography addiction, a substance use addiction (etc), my training and skills are focussed on your healing, growth, and freedom.
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Jade Seabrook
Counsellor, MA, RCC, CSAT, BRI Verified
Nanaimo, BC V9T
Offers online therapy
I see individuals, couples and families.
Working with others is my life's passion. It stems from my sincere desire to help people develop insight into their lives and the relationships they are connected through. Culturally sensitive, empathetic, compassionate but direct, I am regarded as non-judgmental and accepting. My professional background is in mental health, addictions, sexually challenges as well as working with couples/families affected by systemic issues. Together we will foster effective communication skills, self-care, health, future goals and building of respectful relationships. It is my sincere pleasure to be part of someone's journey to find deeper meaning in their lives
(844) 734-1421
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Nanaimo, BC V9T
Offers online therapy
I see individuals, couples and families.
Working with others is my life's passion. It stems from my sincere desire to help people develop insight into their lives and the relationships they are connected through. Culturally sensitive, empathetic, compassionate but direct, I am regarded as non-judgmental and accepting. My professional background is in mental health, addictions, sexually challenges as well as working with couples/families affected by systemic issues. Together we will foster effective communication skills, self-care, health, future goals and building of respectful relationships. It is my sincere pleasure to be part of someone's journey to find deeper meaning in their lives
Alice Curitz
Counsellor, MA, RCC, CCC Verified
Nanaimo, BC V9S
Offers online therapy
My areas of focus are: Gender and Sexuality (LGBTQ2S+), Sex, Intimacy and Relationships, Couples and Partners, Neuro-diversities and Disabilities, Self Esteem and Body Confidence.
Sometimes it can feel like we're stuck, lost and have to try to figure it out alone. I'm here to support you in redefining who you are and what you want. Create the life you truly deserve by working through the tough stuff and embracing your unique abilities. I believe that connection is what helps us to heal and grow. My practice is based on building an authentic connection with you in order to help you become empowered to reach your goals. I work with clients across Canada via video chat and phone.
(778) 901-2715
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Nanaimo, BC V9S
Offers online therapy
My areas of focus are: Gender and Sexuality (LGBTQ2S+), Sex, Intimacy and Relationships, Couples and Partners, Neuro-diversities and Disabilities, Self Esteem and Body Confidence.
Sometimes it can feel like we're stuck, lost and have to try to figure it out alone. I'm here to support you in redefining who you are and what you want. Create the life you truly deserve by working through the tough stuff and embracing your unique abilities. I believe that connection is what helps us to heal and grow. My practice is based on building an authentic connection with you in order to help you become empowered to reach your goals. I work with clients across Canada via video chat and phone.
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Marissa Jacobsen
Counsellor, MA , RCC Verified
Nanaimo, BC V9S
Offers online therapy
I offer short or long term counselling to teens, adults and couples, who are experiencing a variety of mental health concerns, including: depression, anxiety, trauma, grief and loss, marital difficulties, and suicide. I incorporate a broad range of therapy orientations into my practice that include: Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, EMDR, and Solution Focused Therapy.
(604) 265-5903
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Nanaimo, BC V9S
Offers online therapy
I offer short or long term counselling to teens, adults and couples, who are experiencing a variety of mental health concerns, including: depression, anxiety, trauma, grief and loss, marital difficulties, and suicide. I incorporate a broad range of therapy orientations into my practice that include: Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, EMDR, and Solution Focused Therapy.
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Janice Bell
Counsellor, MSW, RCC Verified
Nanaimo, BC V9R
The model she uses is Emotionally Focused Therapy for Couples or EFT.
Janice has had a private practice for 22 years, 16 of those in Nanaimo. Her office location provides comfort, confidentiality and convenience. Her schedule is structured to meet the needs of clients. Janice believes that people have the ability to make change in the form of behavior, belief, or perception. As a therapist Janice assists her clients in their process of change. She is highly skilled in assessing and implementing the interventions most appropriate to each individual unique situation.
(855) 980-0747
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Nanaimo, BC V9R
The model she uses is Emotionally Focused Therapy for Couples or EFT.
Janice has had a private practice for 22 years, 16 of those in Nanaimo. Her office location provides comfort, confidentiality and convenience. Her schedule is structured to meet the needs of clients. Janice believes that people have the ability to make change in the form of behavior, belief, or perception. As a therapist Janice assists her clients in their process of change. She is highly skilled in assessing and implementing the interventions most appropriate to each individual unique situation.
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Paola Lake
Psychologist, PhD Verified
Nanaimo, BC V9R
Offers online therapy
Therapy approaches I offer include emotionally-focussed therapy for individuals and couples, cognitive-behavioral therapy, hypnosis, solution-focussed, and Eye Movement Desensitzation Reprocessing (EMDR).
I enjoy helping individuals create positive change in their lives and dissolve barriers that interfere with personal success. Therapy provides opportunities to learn how to dissolve negative or troublesome emotions that intere with quality of life and the ability to enjoy the present moment. As a therapist, I enjoy helping people overcome a variety of emotional difficulties, including depression, anxiety, eating disorders, adjustment to life changes, addictions, surviving abuse or trauma, grief, pain management, low self-esteem and interpersonal problems. I help people access their inner strength to help cope with life's challenges and I provide coaching for goal achievement.
(250) 999-0508
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Nanaimo, BC V9R
Offers online therapy
Therapy approaches I offer include emotionally-focussed therapy for individuals and couples, cognitive-behavioral therapy, hypnosis, solution-focussed, and Eye Movement Desensitzation Reprocessing (EMDR).
I enjoy helping individuals create positive change in their lives and dissolve barriers that interfere with personal success. Therapy provides opportunities to learn how to dissolve negative or troublesome emotions that intere with quality of life and the ability to enjoy the present moment. As a therapist, I enjoy helping people overcome a variety of emotional difficulties, including depression, anxiety, eating disorders, adjustment to life changes, addictions, surviving abuse or trauma, grief, pain management, low self-esteem and interpersonal problems. I help people access their inner strength to help cope with life's challenges and I provide coaching for goal achievement.
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Pauline Goh
Counsellor, MA, RCC, FOT Verified
Nanaimo, BC V9R
Offers online therapy
I also coach couples to listen deeply and to heal from grievances and affairs.
You may be bumping into challenges, hurdles, and fears, and noticing unhealthy repetitive patterns which are in the way of the life you truly want. I can support you to gently explore all those parts of you with curiosity and non judgement. My work is not informed by a diagnostic lens with labels; rather, it references the client as a "whole" being on their own unique human journey. I look forward to accompanying you on your healing journey, to tap into your implicit body-mind knowing and what is present in your body to deepen your awareness and consciousness.
(855) 997-7100
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Nanaimo, BC V9R
Offers online therapy
I also coach couples to listen deeply and to heal from grievances and affairs.
You may be bumping into challenges, hurdles, and fears, and noticing unhealthy repetitive patterns which are in the way of the life you truly want. I can support you to gently explore all those parts of you with curiosity and non judgement. My work is not informed by a diagnostic lens with labels; rather, it references the client as a "whole" being on their own unique human journey. I look forward to accompanying you on your healing journey, to tap into your implicit body-mind knowing and what is present in your body to deepen your awareness and consciousness.
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Kathryn Joy Atkinson
Counsellor, MA, RCC Verified
Nanaimo, BC V9T
Offers online therapy
I specialize in a number of areas; however, I am able to support individuals from all walks of life with any number of issues, including children, youth, adults, families, and couples counselling.
To all of you who feel weary, frightened, overwhelmed, alone: take refuge here. You are not alone. There is hope. Although the waves seem too rough, they can be calmed. Let’s navigate these storms together. I am Kathryn Atkinson and I want to provide you with a safe space to share your struggles, be truly heard, and understood. Together we will find ways to increase your resilience and climb those mountains that seem insurmountable or traverse those dark storms that seem unending.
(778) 718-5446
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Nanaimo, BC V9T
Offers online therapy
I specialize in a number of areas; however, I am able to support individuals from all walks of life with any number of issues, including children, youth, adults, families, and couples counselling.
To all of you who feel weary, frightened, overwhelmed, alone: take refuge here. You are not alone. There is hope. Although the waves seem too rough, they can be calmed. Let’s navigate these storms together. I am Kathryn Atkinson and I want to provide you with a safe space to share your struggles, be truly heard, and understood. Together we will find ways to increase your resilience and climb those mountains that seem insurmountable or traverse those dark storms that seem unending.
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Chris Walker
Counsellor, MA Verified
Nanaimo, BC V9R
Offers online therapy
My ideal client has often dug themselves into a hole into which they can not get out of on their own. The issues will be related to a difficult relationship of some description, partner, family, community, finance, environment, financial, and certainly themselves. It is likely that their goals are uncertain and that they feel lost. Very often, my ideal client does not know what they want, but can with certainty say what they don't want.
(778) 488-9684
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Nanaimo, BC V9R
Offers online therapy
My ideal client has often dug themselves into a hole into which they can not get out of on their own. The issues will be related to a difficult relationship of some description, partner, family, community, finance, environment, financial, and certainly themselves. It is likely that their goals are uncertain and that they feel lost. Very often, my ideal client does not know what they want, but can with certainty say what they don't want.
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Ann Elizabeth Holroyd
Counsellor, PhD, MEd, RCC Verified
Nanaimo, BC V9S
Offers online therapy
Assisting individuals and couples has been a long-standing goal in my work.
The process of choosing a counsellor begins long-before you arrive at the first session. Often there is a feeling within ourselves that something is just not right. It may be a time marked by a great deal of personal introspection or it could be an intervention from an external source -school, family, friends, your doctor - that motivates contact with a therapist. As a person-centred therapist, I will work with you to establish a meaningful relationship where you feel safe to explore and resolve issues that fit your unique needs at this moment in time.
(844) 611-0716
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Nanaimo, BC V9S
Offers online therapy
Assisting individuals and couples has been a long-standing goal in my work.
The process of choosing a counsellor begins long-before you arrive at the first session. Often there is a feeling within ourselves that something is just not right. It may be a time marked by a great deal of personal introspection or it could be an intervention from an external source -school, family, friends, your doctor - that motivates contact with a therapist. As a person-centred therapist, I will work with you to establish a meaningful relationship where you feel safe to explore and resolve issues that fit your unique needs at this moment in time.
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Tamar Bat El
Counsellor, PhD, RCC Verified
Nanaimo, BC V9T
My ultimate goal is to partner with you to find safe and lasting ways to overcome personal hardships, so you can become the best version of yourself possible.
I am a Registered Clinical Counsellor, and have also completed a Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology with a Depth-oriented focus. I've been working as a psychotherapist, crisis counsellor, psychoeducator, and group facilitator in the mental health field for over 20 years. My areas of expertise are in the clinical fields of sexual assault & incest, trauma, addictions, eating disorders and mood disorders. My therapeutic approach is multi-faceted, and I combine CBT, DBT, psychodynamic, humanistic, depth-oriented, insight-oriented, interpersonal, and existential philosophies in my practice.
(778) 766-4540
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Nanaimo, BC V9T
My ultimate goal is to partner with you to find safe and lasting ways to overcome personal hardships, so you can become the best version of yourself possible.
I am a Registered Clinical Counsellor, and have also completed a Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology with a Depth-oriented focus. I've been working as a psychotherapist, crisis counsellor, psychoeducator, and group facilitator in the mental health field for over 20 years. My areas of expertise are in the clinical fields of sexual assault & incest, trauma, addictions, eating disorders and mood disorders. My therapeutic approach is multi-faceted, and I combine CBT, DBT, psychodynamic, humanistic, depth-oriented, insight-oriented, interpersonal, and existential philosophies in my practice.
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John Taylor, Reg Clinical Counsellor MA, RCC, CCC
Counsellor, MA, RCC, CCC Verified
Nanaimo, BC V9T
Offers online therapy
I help couples find their way back to each other with marriage and couples counselling.
Turn relationship issues, anxiety, depression, and stress downside-up and stop repeating the same troublesome patterns. I am an experienced counsellor who can help you turn problems into solutions, getting you the tools you need to make real changes, starting now. Doing more than just listen, I help you deal with problems and underlying causes so that you can gain relief now and for the future. Life is better with help: I can help with relationships, infidelity, trust, depression, anxiety, self-esteem, sex issues, panic, addictions, anger, trauma, grief, and more. Frowns really can turn into smiles.
(855) 782-3011
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Nanaimo, BC V9T
Offers online therapy
I help couples find their way back to each other with marriage and couples counselling.
Turn relationship issues, anxiety, depression, and stress downside-up and stop repeating the same troublesome patterns. I am an experienced counsellor who can help you turn problems into solutions, getting you the tools you need to make real changes, starting now. Doing more than just listen, I help you deal with problems and underlying causes so that you can gain relief now and for the future. Life is better with help: I can help with relationships, infidelity, trust, depression, anxiety, self-esteem, sex issues, panic, addictions, anger, trauma, grief, and more. Frowns really can turn into smiles.
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Ian Gartshore
Marriage & Family Therapist, MTh Verified
Nanaimo, BC V9R
Offers online therapy
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.
(855) 336-1330
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Nanaimo, BC V9R
Offers online therapy
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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Lindy Devine
Counsellor, MEd, RCC, SEP Verified
Nanaimo, BC V9R
Offers online therapy
A range of services are available including individual, couples and day treatment.
I have been working as a counsellor for 24 years and my work focuses on addiction and trauma issues. They often go hand in hand but not always as each person is unique. The focus of my counselling work is very respectful as I acknowledge that you know yourself best. Most people seek out counselling because they are stuck in old patterns that they have outgrown yet need help to move forward in a new, more helpful way. I appreciate the courage it takes to reach out and I will work hard to help you make the changes you need.
(866) 355-7573
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Nanaimo, BC V9R
Offers online therapy
A range of services are available including individual, couples and day treatment.
I have been working as a counsellor for 24 years and my work focuses on addiction and trauma issues. They often go hand in hand but not always as each person is unique. The focus of my counselling work is very respectful as I acknowledge that you know yourself best. Most people seek out counselling because they are stuck in old patterns that they have outgrown yet need help to move forward in a new, more helpful way. I appreciate the courage it takes to reach out and I will work hard to help you make the changes you need.
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Vancouver Island Therapy
Counsellor, MA, RCC, CSAT, RSW, CCC Verified
Nanaimo, BC V9T
Offers online therapy
We offer individual, couples, family, child/adolescent therapy, in addition to addiction, mental health, and trauma counselling.
Vancouver Island Therapy is a full service, multi—disciplinary health clinic focused on providing multiple healing services to help you and your family. Located in Nanaimo, BC, we service many communities including; Port Alberni, Qualicum, Parksville, Nanaimo, Ladysmith, Duncan to Victoria.
(249) 700-1308
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Nanaimo, BC V9T
Offers online therapy
We offer individual, couples, family, child/adolescent therapy, in addition to addiction, mental health, and trauma counselling.
Vancouver Island Therapy is a full service, multi—disciplinary health clinic focused on providing multiple healing services to help you and your family. Located in Nanaimo, BC, we service many communities including; Port Alberni, Qualicum, Parksville, Nanaimo, Ladysmith, Duncan to Victoria.
Mila E Skeeles
Counsellor, MACP, CCC Verified
Nanaimo, BC V9R
Offers online therapy
I also work with individuals and couples who are having issues in their relationships; individuals who have experienced trauma; women who are experiencing postpartum depression; and people struggling with acute or chronic illness.
Like many people, I grew up in an environment where we didn't talk about our struggles and emotions. From an early age, I learned to keep the difficult things inside and deal with my emotions on my own. In 1999, I became a crisis phone counsellor and realized that I wasn't the only one who had had this kind of experience. I realized that a lot of people felt the way I did and kept their emotions inside. For the first time, I learned how healing it could be to share struggles with supportive people.
(866) 582-1062
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Nanaimo, BC V9R
Offers online therapy
I also work with individuals and couples who are having issues in their relationships; individuals who have experienced trauma; women who are experiencing postpartum depression; and people struggling with acute or chronic illness.
Like many people, I grew up in an environment where we didn't talk about our struggles and emotions. From an early age, I learned to keep the difficult things inside and deal with my emotions on my own. In 1999, I became a crisis phone counsellor and realized that I wasn't the only one who had had this kind of experience. I realized that a lot of people felt the way I did and kept their emotions inside. For the first time, I learned how healing it could be to share struggles with supportive people.
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Valerie Laura Kuilboer
Drug & Alcohol Counsellor, MA, ICADC, CCAC, CCCS Verified
Nanaimo, BC V9T
Offers online therapy
I have 22 years of work experience in the area of substance abuse and concurrent disorders, in various roles such as Director of Clinical Services at a residential treatment Center, an Inpatient and Outpatient counselor. I have extensive clinical experience working with individuals, couples and families within an outpatient clinic setting, school based prevention program, harm reduction program and a withdrawal management program. I have presented addiction workshops within both a community and university setting for the public and professional sector. PLEASE NOTE: I will be unavailable to receive referrals until January 2020.
(844) 329-3519
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Nanaimo, BC V9T
Offers online therapy
I have 22 years of work experience in the area of substance abuse and concurrent disorders, in various roles such as Director of Clinical Services at a residential treatment Center, an Inpatient and Outpatient counselor. I have extensive clinical experience working with individuals, couples and families within an outpatient clinic setting, school based prevention program, harm reduction program and a withdrawal management program. I have presented addiction workshops within both a community and university setting for the public and professional sector. PLEASE NOTE: I will be unavailable to receive referrals until January 2020.
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Todd McFarlane
MA , RCC Verified
Nanaimo, BC V9V
Offers online therapy
People are my passion. I am honoured to work with you on your journey to find healing, resolution, and strength in those places we get stuck sometimes. I specialize in helping individuals, couples, and families with past trauma (abuse, PTSD), relationship issues (couples, parenting), mental health (stress, anxiety, panic, etc), and life transitions (men's issues, work, etc). I specialize in tailoring counselling to meet you where you're at.
(778) 767-2356
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Nanaimo, BC V9V
Offers online therapy
People are my passion. I am honoured to work with you on your journey to find healing, resolution, and strength in those places we get stuck sometimes. I specialize in helping individuals, couples, and families with past trauma (abuse, PTSD), relationship issues (couples, parenting), mental health (stress, anxiety, panic, etc), and life transitions (men's issues, work, etc). I specialize in tailoring counselling to meet you where you're at.
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Christine G Hall
Counsellor, MA, RCC Verified
Nanaimo, BC V9R
Offers online therapy
I embrace a holistic and collaborative approach to working with others, respecting that successful therapy honours the values and beliefs of each client. I believe that one's trauma history, distress, and pain are often the foundations that strength, meaningfulness, and wisdom are built upon. I offer personalized short or long-term therapy, or life coaching for individuals, couples, adolescents, or families. Resiliency need not be something one is born with, it can be cultivated! ~Christine
(778) 400-3747
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Nanaimo, BC V9R
Offers online therapy
I embrace a holistic and collaborative approach to working with others, respecting that successful therapy honours the values and beliefs of each client. I believe that one's trauma history, distress, and pain are often the foundations that strength, meaningfulness, and wisdom are built upon. I offer personalized short or long-term therapy, or life coaching for individuals, couples, adolescents, or families. Resiliency need not be something one is born with, it can be cultivated! ~Christine
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Ycha Gil
Counsellor, BCRCC Verified
Nanaimo, BC V9T
Offers online therapy
I provide counselling services for individuals, couples, teens (15+) and seniors.
Let’s work together to explore the challenges creating uneasiness, confusion and pain in your life. We will work in a comfortable, accepting space to create a meaningful, grounding experience to help you gain new awareness, explore choices and promote positive and rewarding change and self-care. Traditional talk therapies are not the only way to explore your story, and I often use sand play, art, storytelling, journaling, metaphor and imagery to reach a deeper understanding.
(778) 784-4191
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Nanaimo, BC V9T
Offers online therapy
I provide counselling services for individuals, couples, teens (15+) and seniors.
Let’s work together to explore the challenges creating uneasiness, confusion and pain in your life. We will work in a comfortable, accepting space to create a meaningful, grounding experience to help you gain new awareness, explore choices and promote positive and rewarding change and self-care. Traditional talk therapies are not the only way to explore your story, and I often use sand play, art, storytelling, journaling, metaphor and imagery to reach a deeper understanding.

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Couples Counselling
If you're looking for couples counselling in Nanaimo or for a Nanaimo couples counsellor these professionals provide couples counselling services in Nanaimo. They include counsellors for couples. Couples therapy, sometimes called marital therapy, can be defined as treatment for the relationship of the couple. Conjoint treatment--seeing the couple together--is the approach used most of the time by therapists who identify themselves as doing couples or marital therapy.