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.
Existential
(855) 336-1330
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Nanaimo, BC V9R
Existential
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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John Taylor, Reg Clinical Counsellor MA, RCC, CCC
Counsellor, MA, RCC, CCC Verified
Verified
Nanaimo, BC V9T
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.
Existential
(855) 782-3011
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Nanaimo, BC V9T
Existential
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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Ycha Gil
Counsellor, BCRCC Verified
Verified
Nanaimo, BC V9T
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.
Existential
(778) 784-4191
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Nanaimo, BC V9T
Existential
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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Ann Elizabeth Holroyd
Counsellor, PhD, MEd, RCC Verified
Verified
Nanaimo, BC V9S
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.
Existential
(844) 611-0716
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Nanaimo, BC V9S
Existential
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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Erin Albanese
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, RCC Verified
Verified
Nanaimo, BC V9R
*** Accepting New Clients *** Do you find yourself trapped in the same argument you've had countless times before? Does it feel like you and a loved one speak different languages? Have you lost the "spark" in your romantic relationship? Are you struggling with family dynamics, past hurt, or breaking a destructive cycle? The good news is that you are not alone - especially during these challenging times. Every healthy and honest relationship encounters conflict. The challenging part is how we navigate it. Our approaches can make-or-break our relationships and sometimes ourselves, in the process.
Existential
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Nanaimo, BC V9R
Existential
*** Accepting New Clients *** Do you find yourself trapped in the same argument you've had countless times before? Does it feel like you and a loved one speak different languages? Have you lost the "spark" in your romantic relationship? Are you struggling with family dynamics, past hurt, or breaking a destructive cycle? The good news is that you are not alone - especially during these challenging times. Every healthy and honest relationship encounters conflict. The challenging part is how we navigate it. Our approaches can make-or-break our relationships and sometimes ourselves, in the process.
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Mark Ring
Counsellor, MA, RCC Verified
Verified
Nanaimo, BC V9R
With over fifteen years of experience and a commitment to ongoing education/training I can help you. Whether you need a safe, non-judgemental person to talk to, mindfulness-based cognitive therapy to help with anger, anxiety or depression, a scientific non-twelve step approach to addictions/compulsive behaviour or hypnotherapy to help with all the above as well as letting go of the past or removal of PTSD/PTSD-like symptoms in a non-retraumatizing manner, I can provide you with the effective services that you need.
Existential
(866) 625-7117
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Nanaimo, BC V9R
Existential
With over fifteen years of experience and a commitment to ongoing education/training I can help you. Whether you need a safe, non-judgemental person to talk to, mindfulness-based cognitive therapy to help with anger, anxiety or depression, a scientific non-twelve step approach to addictions/compulsive behaviour or hypnotherapy to help with all the above as well as letting go of the past or removal of PTSD/PTSD-like symptoms in a non-retraumatizing manner, I can provide you with the effective services that you need.
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Maxine Sue Fisher
Counsellor, MEd, RCC, MTA, Music, Therapy Verified
Verified
Office is near:
Nanaimo, BC V9R
Healthy change is possible and you do not have to face challenges alone. It can be very difficult to seek help and reach out during hard times. If you are reading this then you have already taken the first step towards well being. Finding a counsellor who you feel comfortable with is an essential part of the healing process. I would be happy to talk with you. Supporting individuals, families, youth and children for over 24 years. This is the time to take the best care of ourselves and our loved ones. Triggers arise now more than ever and support is available.
Existential
(250) 800-2303
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Office is near:
Nanaimo, BC V9R
Existential
Healthy change is possible and you do not have to face challenges alone. It can be very difficult to seek help and reach out during hard times. If you are reading this then you have already taken the first step towards well being. Finding a counsellor who you feel comfortable with is an essential part of the healing process. I would be happy to talk with you. Supporting individuals, families, youth and children for over 24 years. This is the time to take the best care of ourselves and our loved ones. Triggers arise now more than ever and support is available.
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Linda L. Reid
Counsellor, MEd, RCC, RCAT Verified
Verified
Nanaimo, BC V9R
If you are struggling with stress of any kind ie. work stress, family stress, relationship or personal stress or simply trying to cope with the overwhelming demands of modern life, please feel free to give me a call. I have 20 years experience treating Depression, Anxiety, Burnout, Addictions and Trauma of all kinds. I also provide family and couples counselling. In addition to offering Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Solution Focused interventions, I teach Mindful Self Compassion and Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction to all my clients, including older children and teens.
Existential
(604) 409-4937
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Nanaimo, BC V9R
Existential
If you are struggling with stress of any kind ie. work stress, family stress, relationship or personal stress or simply trying to cope with the overwhelming demands of modern life, please feel free to give me a call. I have 20 years experience treating Depression, Anxiety, Burnout, Addictions and Trauma of all kinds. I also provide family and couples counselling. In addition to offering Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Solution Focused interventions, I teach Mindful Self Compassion and Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction to all my clients, including older children and teens.
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Jennifer Hoffman
Counsellor, BSc, MC, CCC Verified
Verified
Office is near:
Nanaimo, BC V9S
I specialize in providing quality online counselling and therapy. I am experienced in helping people to relieve anxiety and depression, process grief and losses, modify lifestyle habits, cultivate healthy relationships and reduce stress. I offer a safe, non-judgmental and inclusive environment, with an emphasis on self-compassion and self-care. My services are available to adults and adolescents anywhere in BC.
Existential
(778) 348-7548
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Office is near:
Nanaimo, BC V9S
Existential
I specialize in providing quality online counselling and therapy. I am experienced in helping people to relieve anxiety and depression, process grief and losses, modify lifestyle habits, cultivate healthy relationships and reduce stress. I offer a safe, non-judgmental and inclusive environment, with an emphasis on self-compassion and self-care. My services are available to adults and adolescents anywhere in BC.
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Michelle Lynne Good
Counsellor, MA, RCC Verified
Verified
Office is near:
Nanaimo, BC V9R
When you searched the net or picked up the phone and called for help, you already started the change process. Through your life story, my experience and a solution-focused perspective we can explore possibilities, develop an action plan and create lasting change.Together we can explore how unique and dynamic you are as both an individual and as part of a collective.
Existential
(855) 734-1332
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Office is near:
Nanaimo, BC V9R
Existential
When you searched the net or picked up the phone and called for help, you already started the change process. Through your life story, my experience and a solution-focused perspective we can explore possibilities, develop an action plan and create lasting change.Together we can explore how unique and dynamic you are as both an individual and as part of a collective.
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Marie José Dhaese
Counsellor, PhD, RCC, ATR, RPT-S, CPT-S Verified
Verified
Office is near:
Nanaimo, BC V9R
I am an adult/child/youth and family therapist and clinical consultant in private practice. As well as being a Registered Clinical Counsellor (RCC), I am a Registered Art Therapist (ATR and BCATR), a Registered Play Therapist Supervisor (RPT-S), and a certified Play Therapist Supervisor (CPT-S). I celebrate 45+ years experience as a counsellor psychotherapist and 35 years teaching internationally the therapeutic methods I have developed called Holistic Expressive Therapy. For 34 years, I have taught courses at the Justice Institute of British Columbia where a certificate on my approach to therapy is offered.
Existential
(855) 668-6003
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Office is near:
Nanaimo, BC V9R
Existential
I am an adult/child/youth and family therapist and clinical consultant in private practice. As well as being a Registered Clinical Counsellor (RCC), I am a Registered Art Therapist (ATR and BCATR), a Registered Play Therapist Supervisor (RPT-S), and a certified Play Therapist Supervisor (CPT-S). I celebrate 45+ years experience as a counsellor psychotherapist and 35 years teaching internationally the therapeutic methods I have developed called Holistic Expressive Therapy. For 34 years, I have taught courses at the Justice Institute of British Columbia where a certificate on my approach to therapy is offered.
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Des Lynch
Counsellor, HBSW, BA, RCC, RSW Verified
Verified
Office is near:
Nanaimo, BC V9R
Do you sometimes feel overwhelmed, stressed, or depressed. Are you unhappy in your relationship. Are you or a family member abusing alcohol or mood-altering drugs. I offer a safe, relaxed and confidential environment to talk through your challenges and learn new coping strategies to build resilience in your life.
Existential
(778) 765-3127
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Office is near:
Nanaimo, BC V9R
Existential
Do you sometimes feel overwhelmed, stressed, or depressed. Are you unhappy in your relationship. Are you or a family member abusing alcohol or mood-altering drugs. I offer a safe, relaxed and confidential environment to talk through your challenges and learn new coping strategies to build resilience in your life.
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Kyle Cheveldayoff
Psychologist, MCPsyc, MScReha, BScKin Verified
Verified
Office is near:
Nanaimo, BC V9R
Mind-Body Health: I assist people in developing three fundamental human "systems" of Mind, Body, and Spirit/Energy. These three interactive Systems work at the same time, like three cogs in a machine, and are somewhat unique to each person according to their outlook on life and the context they find themselves in. For example the Fear around COVID has brought forth additional stressors to impact these Systems by activating the sympathetic nervous system (the fight/flight/freeze stress response). Together we will develop practical life "experiments" to better activate these Systems for psychological flexibility (e.g., meditation)
Existential
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Office is near:
Nanaimo, BC V9R
Existential
Mind-Body Health: I assist people in developing three fundamental human "systems" of Mind, Body, and Spirit/Energy. These three interactive Systems work at the same time, like three cogs in a machine, and are somewhat unique to each person according to their outlook on life and the context they find themselves in. For example the Fear around COVID has brought forth additional stressors to impact these Systems by activating the sympathetic nervous system (the fight/flight/freeze stress response). Together we will develop practical life "experiments" to better activate these Systems for psychological flexibility (e.g., meditation)
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Melanie Devine
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MC, RSW, RCC Verified
Verified
Office is near:
Nanaimo, BC V9R
Are you struggling with anxiety or other mental health concerns? Are there barriers getting in your way of living your life in your most authentic way? Are you experiencing gender, sexuality and or relationship issues and need someone to help you navigate your way through? Are you swimming outside of the mainstream? If yes, I can help! Over the last two decades I have worked with folks living with HIV/AIDS, women who have experienced sexual trauma, the street community, the queer community, youth and families as well as youth involved in the criminal justice system and people living with significant mental health challenges.
Existential
(778) 907-4041
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Office is near:
Nanaimo, BC V9R
Existential
Are you struggling with anxiety or other mental health concerns? Are there barriers getting in your way of living your life in your most authentic way? Are you experiencing gender, sexuality and or relationship issues and need someone to help you navigate your way through? Are you swimming outside of the mainstream? If yes, I can help! Over the last two decades I have worked with folks living with HIV/AIDS, women who have experienced sexual trauma, the street community, the queer community, youth and families as well as youth involved in the criminal justice system and people living with significant mental health challenges.
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Kate Bandmann
Counsellor, BHSc, MEd, RCC, CHyp Verified
Verified
Office is near:
Nanaimo, BC V9R
In my experience, counselling is an opportunity to evolve, to let go of what doesn't serve you and reclaim power in your life. I am here to help you do that. You don't have to do this work alone. We will work together to help you better understand your emotions, thoughts, behaviours, and beliefs, placing you in an empowered position to create the positive change you're seeking. I know therapy can be challenging, but I'm also committed to making sure it feels fulfilling and fun. If you are ready to fully commit to investing in yourself, I am ready to support you.
Existential
(833) 631-0521
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Office is near:
Nanaimo, BC V9R
Existential
In my experience, counselling is an opportunity to evolve, to let go of what doesn't serve you and reclaim power in your life. I am here to help you do that. You don't have to do this work alone. We will work together to help you better understand your emotions, thoughts, behaviours, and beliefs, placing you in an empowered position to create the positive change you're seeking. I know therapy can be challenging, but I'm also committed to making sure it feels fulfilling and fun. If you are ready to fully commit to investing in yourself, I am ready to support you.
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Salish Sea Counselling and Consulting
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, RCSW Verified
Verified
Office is near:
Nanaimo, BC V9T
We all need help sometimes and it takes courage to reach out. Whether it's dealing with anxiety, or feeling that you're not engaged/ enjoying your life, Salish Sea Counselling can support you to refresh your energy, develop positivity and learn new skills. Salish Sea integrates conceptual knowledge, the body/ energetic patterns, mindfulness approaches, spirituality and medical model formulations to support your personal and professional discovery and growth. After a few sessions at Salish Sea, people find they're able to communicate more effectively, be more authentic and live increasingly satisfying lives and take responsibility for the quality of their relationships with others.
Existential
(778) 771-3965
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Office is near:
Nanaimo, BC V9T
Existential
We all need help sometimes and it takes courage to reach out. Whether it's dealing with anxiety, or feeling that you're not engaged/ enjoying your life, Salish Sea Counselling can support you to refresh your energy, develop positivity and learn new skills. Salish Sea integrates conceptual knowledge, the body/ energetic patterns, mindfulness approaches, spirituality and medical model formulations to support your personal and professional discovery and growth. After a few sessions at Salish Sea, people find they're able to communicate more effectively, be more authentic and live increasingly satisfying lives and take responsibility for the quality of their relationships with others.
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Vancouver Island Therapy
Counsellor, MA, RCC, CSAT, RSW, CCC Verified
Verified
Nanaimo, BC V9T
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.
Existential
(249) 700-1308
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Nanaimo, BC V9T
Existential
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.
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Karin Berman
Counsellor, MC, RCC Verified
Verified
Nanaimo, BC V9S
During times of stress, challenges, and transitions, you may find it difficult to re-define, re-balance and re-align your life and relationships, and you may feel stuck, overwhelmed, alone, and helpless. I strive to provide a safe, empathic, accepting, and calm environment that will empower you to ultimately fill and heal your emotional and relational needs through the people who matter most to you, to help increase balance in your life.
Existential
(855) 729-6129
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Nanaimo, BC V9S
Existential
During times of stress, challenges, and transitions, you may find it difficult to re-define, re-balance and re-align your life and relationships, and you may feel stuck, overwhelmed, alone, and helpless. I strive to provide a safe, empathic, accepting, and calm environment that will empower you to ultimately fill and heal your emotional and relational needs through the people who matter most to you, to help increase balance in your life.
Shift Intuit
Clinical Social Work/Therapist Verified
Verified
Office is near:
Nanaimo, BC V9T
There are five holistic counsellors on our team each with their own unique strengths, abilities, and niches. We combine researched counselling techniques with strong intuitive and sensitive abilities to get to the root of issues efficiently. Examples of issues include: personal growth, spiritual growth, anxiety, self-esteem, depression, anger, grief, self-harm, past traumas, sexual abuse, relational abuse, and more.
Existential
(587) 804-2191
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Office is near:
Nanaimo, BC V9T
Existential
There are five holistic counsellors on our team each with their own unique strengths, abilities, and niches. We combine researched counselling techniques with strong intuitive and sensitive abilities to get to the root of issues efficiently. Examples of issues include: personal growth, spiritual growth, anxiety, self-esteem, depression, anger, grief, self-harm, past traumas, sexual abuse, relational abuse, and more.
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Christine G Hall
Counsellor, MA, RCC Verified
Verified
Nanaimo, BC V9R
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
Existential
(778) 400-3747
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Nanaimo, BC V9R
Existential
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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Existential Counsellors
((https://www.psychologytoday.com/ca/therapy-types/existential-therapy((Existential therapy)) is based on the philosophical belief that human beings are alone in the world, and that this aloneness can only be overcome by creating one's own meaning, and exercising one's freedom to choose. The existential therapist encourages clients to face life's anxieties head on and to start making their own decisions.

If you're looking for Existential therapy in Nanaimo or for a Nanaimo Existential therapist these professionals provide existential therapy, existential psychotherapy, existential group therapy and existential family therapy. They include Existential therapists, Existential psychologists, Existential psychotherapists and Existential counsellors.

How can I tell if a therapist is right for me?
Therapists in Nanaimo are able to work with a wide range of issues.

For example, if you're seeking a marriage counsellor in Nanaimo you'll find that most therapists are trained in marriage counselling or couples counselling in Nanaimo and couples therapy. And they welcome families for family counselling in Nanaimo or family therapy in Nanaimo.