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.
Family Systems
(855) 336-1330
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Nanaimo, BC V9R
Family Systems
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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Sarah Schermerhorn
Counsellor, MA, RCC Verified
Verified
Nanaimo, BC V9R
Hello, if you are reading this, it means you have taken the first step in your counselling journey. I stronly believe in a “come as you are” counselling approach that is centred around the belief that all individuals have the capacity for change. Whether it is a mental health concern or needing support around improving your relationships, career, and day-to-day life. I am passionate about movement for mood, empowering healthy bodies, self-love, and honouring the courage it takes to start the journey of healing.
Family Systems
(587) 210-8396
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Nanaimo, BC V9R
Family Systems
Hello, if you are reading this, it means you have taken the first step in your counselling journey. I stronly believe in a “come as you are” counselling approach that is centred around the belief that all individuals have the capacity for change. Whether it is a mental health concern or needing support around improving your relationships, career, and day-to-day life. I am passionate about movement for mood, empowering healthy bodies, self-love, and honouring the courage it takes to start the journey of healing.
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Marilyn Conner Counselling & Consulting Services
Counsellor, MACP, RCC, MBA, CEC Verified
Verified
Nanaimo, BC V9R
We each have our own story and through a safe and compassionate space, I will support you in gaining the insight and awareness necessary for personal change. It takes courage to make this first step and in choosing to move forward, you have already started. Having grown up as an identical twin, I am keenly aware of the unique challenges, needs, and desire for individuality we all face. With this in mind, and with the understanding that people approach counselling for many different reasons, we will move forward together in a way that best meets your individual needs.
Family Systems
(844) 293-6133
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Nanaimo, BC V9R
Family Systems
We each have our own story and through a safe and compassionate space, I will support you in gaining the insight and awareness necessary for personal change. It takes courage to make this first step and in choosing to move forward, you have already started. Having grown up as an identical twin, I am keenly aware of the unique challenges, needs, and desire for individuality we all face. With this in mind, and with the understanding that people approach counselling for many different reasons, we will move forward together in a way that best meets your individual needs.
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Nathan Bartz
Counsellor, MA, RCC Verified
Verified
Nanaimo, BC V9R
Sometimes, life can get downright challenging. We have an idea of what we want our life to look like, but problems such as anxiety, depression, or perhaps the effects of traumatic experiences get in the way of our ability to build the life we want for ourselves. It not only affects ourselves, but also our relationships with the ones we love most. It can feel very discouraging, and often, lonely. Thankfully it doesn't have to be this way for long. This is where counselling comes in, and this is where you can make the changes you have longed to see in your life in a safe and supportive space.
Family Systems
(604) 330-7529
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Nanaimo, BC V9R
Family Systems
Sometimes, life can get downright challenging. We have an idea of what we want our life to look like, but problems such as anxiety, depression, or perhaps the effects of traumatic experiences get in the way of our ability to build the life we want for ourselves. It not only affects ourselves, but also our relationships with the ones we love most. It can feel very discouraging, and often, lonely. Thankfully it doesn't have to be this way for long. This is where counselling comes in, and this is where you can make the changes you have longed to see in your life in a safe and supportive space.
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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.
Family Systems
(778) 907-4041
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Office is near:
Nanaimo, BC V9R
Family Systems
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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Autumn Fowler
Counsellor, MA, CCC Verified
Verified
Office is near:
Nanaimo, BC V9T
*Accepting New Clients-Virtual Therapy Only* Hi! I’m Autumn, Canadian Certified Counsellor (#12284) and Relationship Specialist. I serve individuals and couples who deeply desire and value fulfilling relationships with the people who matter most- whether this be with themselves, a family member, friend, or spouse. I have a special interest in the journey to and transition into parenthood, relationship transitions, conflict, communication, intimacy, boundaries, and anxiety.
Family Systems
(587) 800-1665
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Office is near:
Nanaimo, BC V9T
Family Systems
*Accepting New Clients-Virtual Therapy Only* Hi! I’m Autumn, Canadian Certified Counsellor (#12284) and Relationship Specialist. I serve individuals and couples who deeply desire and value fulfilling relationships with the people who matter most- whether this be with themselves, a family member, friend, or spouse. I have a special interest in the journey to and transition into parenthood, relationship transitions, conflict, communication, intimacy, boundaries, and anxiety.
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Sarah Lake
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, RCC, MSW, RSW Verified
Verified
Nanaimo, BC V9R
I work with children , families and youth who are struggling and wanting to find ways to make improvements. It is my role to assist you in developing clear goals and implementing practical and effective strategies for positive change.
Family Systems
(778) 766-4097
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Nanaimo, BC V9R
Family Systems
I work with children , families and youth who are struggling and wanting to find ways to make improvements. It is my role to assist you in developing clear goals and implementing practical and effective strategies for positive change.
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Jade Seabrook
Counsellor, MA, RCC, CSAT, BRI Verified
Verified
Nanaimo, BC V9T
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
Family Systems
(844) 734-1421
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Nanaimo, BC V9T
Family Systems
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
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Megan Vandersluys
Counsellor, MEd, RCC Verified
Verified
Nanaimo, BC V9R
Hearing your child say "I wish I was never born! I hate you! I wish I was dead!" is one of the most painful experiences as a parent. After hearing this, you decided it was time to find some help for your child and yourself. You thought things were going to get better, but it hasn't and now you're worried that it's only going to get worse. The parental guilt is overwhelming. You're baffled by their big meltdowns and think that they need to learn some skills to cope with their feelings in a better way.
Family Systems
(778) 763-1446
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Nanaimo, BC V9R
Family Systems
Hearing your child say "I wish I was never born! I hate you! I wish I was dead!" is one of the most painful experiences as a parent. After hearing this, you decided it was time to find some help for your child and yourself. You thought things were going to get better, but it hasn't and now you're worried that it's only going to get worse. The parental guilt is overwhelming. You're baffled by their big meltdowns and think that they need to learn some skills to cope with their feelings in a better way.
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Kimberley Hopwood
Counsellor, BScPsyc, MCouns, RCC Verified
Verified
Office is near:
Nanaimo, BC V9R
I love my work! For over 20 years I've been helping individuals and couples create a life they love with proven, measurable, effective and fast methods to break through old patterns, get past limiting beliefs, and create possibilities they never knew existed. This isn't therapy like you've seen it on TV or in the movies, it doesn't have to take years. If you're tired of the "same old, same old" you deserve to feel better.
Family Systems
(855) 733-7116
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Office is near:
Nanaimo, BC V9R
Family Systems
I love my work! For over 20 years I've been helping individuals and couples create a life they love with proven, measurable, effective and fast methods to break through old patterns, get past limiting beliefs, and create possibilities they never knew existed. This isn't therapy like you've seen it on TV or in the movies, it doesn't have to take years. If you're tired of the "same old, same old" you deserve to feel better.
Mark Giesbrecht
Registered Psychotherapist, MA, CCC, RCC Verified
Verified
Office is near:
Nanaimo, BC V9R
Are you looking for an Online Therapist? Do you have problems that are not getting better no matter how hard you try? Have you looked for help but not sure where to go and you do not want to burden your friends and family? Well, I can help you. You do not have to stay stuck because you do not know what to do or believe there is no hope for change. I can help you find the hope and learn how to overcome your problems.
Family Systems
(587) 602-2736
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Office is near:
Nanaimo, BC V9R
Family Systems
Are you looking for an Online Therapist? Do you have problems that are not getting better no matter how hard you try? Have you looked for help but not sure where to go and you do not want to burden your friends and family? Well, I can help you. You do not have to stay stuck because you do not know what to do or believe there is no hope for change. I can help you find the hope and learn how to overcome your problems.
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Johanne Saraceno
Counsellor, MA, RCC Verified
Verified
Nanaimo, BC V9S
Relationship and safety are two core concepts that guide my approach to practice. A grounded understanding in the neurobiology of development and trauma, the role of attachment experiences, as well as contextual factors and a belief in the body’s inherent capacity for healing help inform my assessment and interventions. We heal through knowing ourselves and in connection to the world and the relationships around us.
Family Systems
(778) 784-4190
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Nanaimo, BC V9S
Family Systems
Relationship and safety are two core concepts that guide my approach to practice. A grounded understanding in the neurobiology of development and trauma, the role of attachment experiences, as well as contextual factors and a belief in the body’s inherent capacity for healing help inform my assessment and interventions. We heal through knowing ourselves and in connection to the world and the relationships around us.
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Rebecca Scott
Counsellor, MA, RCC Verified
Verified
Nanaimo, BC V9R
Counselling available for individuals, children, and families, struggling with various relationship, mental health, and wellness issues. All-inclusive and a safe space.
Family Systems
(778) 765-3721
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Nanaimo, BC V9R
Family Systems
Counselling available for individuals, children, and families, struggling with various relationship, mental health, and wellness issues. All-inclusive and a safe space.
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Vibrancy Counselling Services
Counsellor, PhD, RCC Verified
Verified
Nanaimo, BC V9R
My approach incorporates using knowledge of human design and development to provide a supportive framework from which to normalize and understand concerning emotional experience. I generally employ Schema Therapy to aid clients to identify self-limiting core beliefs and their origins. Somatic (body) awareness may be offered to enhance client awareness. This is an optional, skill-based, self-delivered aspect of treatment. Clients desiring to understand troubling emotional responses to situations, including relationships, stress, depression and anxiety, have consistently benefitted from the above approach.
Family Systems
(844) 533-0453
Verified

Nanaimo, BC V9R
Family Systems
My approach incorporates using knowledge of human design and development to provide a supportive framework from which to normalize and understand concerning emotional experience. I generally employ Schema Therapy to aid clients to identify self-limiting core beliefs and their origins. Somatic (body) awareness may be offered to enhance client awareness. This is an optional, skill-based, self-delivered aspect of treatment. Clients desiring to understand troubling emotional responses to situations, including relationships, stress, depression and anxiety, have consistently benefitted from the above approach.
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Janice Bell
Counsellor, MSW, RCC Verified
Verified
Nanaimo, BC V9R
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.
Family Systems
(855) 980-0747
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Nanaimo, BC V9R
Family Systems
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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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.
Family Systems
(249) 700-1308
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Nanaimo, BC V9T
Family Systems
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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Cornelia Maria Wicki
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, RSW Verified
Verified
Office is near:
Nanaimo, BC V9R
I work with adults who are in transition, personal and/or professional. I've supported women who have experienced abuse in relationships and are rebuilding their lives. And many people who have experienced losses and who are struggling with grief.
Family Systems
(587) 856-5233
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Office is near:
Nanaimo, BC V9R
Family Systems
I work with adults who are in transition, personal and/or professional. I've supported women who have experienced abuse in relationships and are rebuilding their lives. And many people who have experienced losses and who are struggling with grief.
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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.
Family Systems
(778) 949-9020
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Office is near:
Nanaimo, BC V9R
Family Systems
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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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.
Family Systems
(866) 625-7117
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Nanaimo, BC V9R
Family Systems
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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Oceanside Counselling Solutions
Counsellor, MA, RCC Verified
Verified
Office is near:
Nanaimo, BC V9R
I bring decades of experience helping emergency services and health care professionals find solutions to the cumulative stress they experience every day in their jobs. Without a safe place to work through these normal reactions to abnormal events, careers can be cut short and the families of these professionals struggle as well. Together we can find solutions for work related stress and other issues such as: the impact on the families, grief and loss, addiction/recovery and enhance existing coping skills. I enjoy working with a wide range of age groups from young adult to adult.
Family Systems
(778) 654-4718
Verified

Office is near:
Nanaimo, BC V9R
Family Systems
I bring decades of experience helping emergency services and health care professionals find solutions to the cumulative stress they experience every day in their jobs. Without a safe place to work through these normal reactions to abnormal events, careers can be cut short and the families of these professionals struggle as well. Together we can find solutions for work related stress and other issues such as: the impact on the families, grief and loss, addiction/recovery and enhance existing coping skills. I enjoy working with a wide range of age groups from young adult to adult.

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Family Systems Counsellors
Family Systems therapists in Nanaimo view problems within the family as the result not of particular members' behaviors, but of the family's group dynamic. The family is seen as a complex system having its own language, roles, rules, beliefs, needs and patterns. The therapist helps each individual member understand how their childhood family operated, their role in that system, and how that experience has shaped their role in the current family. Therapists with the MFT credential are usually trained in Family Systems therapy.

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.