Darlene Mathews

Clinical Social Work/Therapist, BSW, MA, RCC, RSW

She/Her/Hers

Verified by Psychology Today
5 Endorsed
(226) 916-5346

Darlene Mathews

Clinical Social Work/Therapist, BSW, MA, RCC, RSW

She/Her/Hers

Verified by Psychology Today
5 Endorsed

Location

Victoria, BC V8Z
(226) 916-5346
Offers online therapy

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Announcement icon I am accepting new clients for video or telephone sessions only. Please feel free to contact me for a full session or a 15-minute consult

About

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
Envision Counselling & Coaching Services’ purpose is to assist with compassionate support, & education. I fully respect that each person has their own answers. I will be honored to ask unique & clarifying questions so that you can come to your own understanding. I have over 20 years’ counselling experience using CBT, emotion regulation, & resilience building
If you are interested in a free 15-minute consultation to determine if we would be a good fit, I would welcome an opportunity to meet & greet you as well as address any questions you may have. In Maya Angelou's words " I've learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel "
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Finances

  • Session Fee: $150 per session
  • Couples Session Fee: $200 per session
  • Sliding Scale: Yes
Pay By: ACH Bank transfer, Mastercard, Paypal, Visa
Accepted Insurance Plans
  • Arete
  • CVAP | Crime Victim
  • First Nations Health Authority
  • Humana
  • Pacific Blue Cross
Typically the client pays upfront and after receiving their paid invoice they then submit to their extended health for reimbursement
Email me or call (226) 916-5346 with questions.

Qualifications

  • Years in Practice: 28 Years
  • Licence: British Columbia / 12502
  • School: Gonzaga University
  • Year Graduated: 1995
No one CARES what you know UNTIL they know how DEEPLY you CARE!

Additional Credentials

  • Licence No. and Province: 1032 BC Association of Clinical Counsellor

Endorsements

Pre-Licensed Professional
"Darlene is an incredibly warm, supportive and wise supervisor. I am grateful for her insightful and integrative approach to mental health supports. She provides supportive and collaborative guidance that is tailored to both counsellor and clients."

Pre-Licensed Professional, MACP
"Darlene has a wealth of lived experience and counselling skills to help you navigate your needs and priorities. She touches clients and colleagues with her compassion, empathy and enthusiasm for this work."

Pre-Licensed Professional, Bsc
"Having worked with Darlene for almost a year as my supervisor, I have nothing but positive things to say! As a supervisor, she brings a warm, personable, insightful and many years of experience with her while providing constructive and invaluable feedback!"

Pre-Licensed Professional
"Darlene is a wonderfully supportive supervisor who offers her honest feedback in a personable and constructive way, carrying a wealth of knowledge from many years of experience in the field."

MA, CCC
"I've had the pleasure of working with Darlene as a colleague. Darlene's gentle nature, amazing clinical insights, and ability to come alongside and support those she works with (clients, colleagues, and supervisees alike) make her amazing at what she does!"

Location

Victoria, BC V8Z
(226) 916-5346
Offers online therapy

Nearby Areas

This location is easily accessible from:

Towns/Cities
Postal Codes
Specialties
  • Life Transitions
  • Parenting
  • Domestic Abuse
Issues
  • ADHD
  • Alcohol Use
  • Alzheimer's
  • Anger Management
  • Anxiety
  • Behavioural Issues
  • Career Guidance
  • Chronic Illness
  • Chronic Pain
  • Coping Skills
  • Depression
  • Divorce
  • Domestic Violence
  • Emotional Disturbance
  • Family Conflict
  • Grief
  • Life Coaching
  • Oppositional Defiance (ODD)
  • Peer Relationships
  • Relationship Issues
  • Self Esteem
  • Self-Harming
  • Sleep or Insomnia
  • Stress
  • Substance Use
  • Suicidal Ideation
  • Trauma and PTSD
Mental Health
  • Elderly Persons Disorders
  • Mood Disorders

Client Focus

Ethnicity: Indigenous Peoples and Pacific Islander
Age
  • Elders (65+)
  • Adults
  • Teen
  • Preteen
  • Children (6 to 10)
  • Toddler
Communities
  • Body Positivity
  • Cancer
  • Immuno-disorders
  • Single Mother

Treatment Approach

Types of Therapy
  • Art Therapy
  • Attachment-based
  • Clinical Supervision and Qualified Supervisors
  • Coaching
  • Cognitive Behavioural (CBT)
  • Compassion Focused
  • Dialectical Behavior (DBT)
  • Eclectic
  • Emotionally Focused
  • Existential
  • Experiential Therapy
  • Expressive Arts
  • Family / Marital
  • Family Systems
  • Feminist
  • Gestalt
  • Gottman Method
  • Humanistic
  • Integrative
  • Interpersonal
  • Mindfulness-Based (MBCT)
  • Motivational Interviewing
  • Parent-Child Interaction (PCIT)
  • Person-Centered
  • Play Therapy
  • Positive Psychology
  • Rational Emotive Behaviour (REBT)
  • Reality Therapy
  • Sandplay
  • Solution Focused Brief (SFBT)
  • Somatic
  • Strength-Based
  • Structural Family Therapy
  • Trauma Focused
Modality
  • Individuals
  • Couples

Nearby Areas

This location is easily accessible from:

Towns/Cities
Postal Codes
Last Modified: 1 Feb 2023
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Darlene Mathews

Clinical Social Work/Therapist, BSW, MA, RCC, RSW