Dr. Pamela Richardson
Counsellor, PhD, RCC Verified
Victoria, BC V8T
Offers online therapy
As a contemplative psychotherapist & experienced trauma counsellor, trained in family systems, developmental, somatic & creative approaches, I integrate mindfulness & compassion practices with Western counselling modalities.
Within challenge there is opportunity for growth and healing. Any crisis, while intensely difficult, can also put you in touch with your deeper yearnings and surface new strengths and resilience. Without support and guidance though, you can get stuck in painful places. Your life may feel lacking or out-of-control. You may feel overwhelming grief, depression, anxiety & panic. You may struggle to make meaning or be unsure which way to turn. When stress and suffering feel like too much to bear, please reach out for help. We will bring compassionate awareness to your challenges while nurturing your everyday wellbeing and wholeness.
(778) 488-5412
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Victoria, BC V8T
Offers online therapy
As a contemplative psychotherapist & experienced trauma counsellor, trained in family systems, developmental, somatic & creative approaches, I integrate mindfulness & compassion practices with Western counselling modalities.
Within challenge there is opportunity for growth and healing. Any crisis, while intensely difficult, can also put you in touch with your deeper yearnings and surface new strengths and resilience. Without support and guidance though, you can get stuck in painful places. Your life may feel lacking or out-of-control. You may feel overwhelming grief, depression, anxiety & panic. You may struggle to make meaning or be unsure which way to turn. When stress and suffering feel like too much to bear, please reach out for help. We will bring compassionate awareness to your challenges while nurturing your everyday wellbeing and wholeness.
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Mary Munro
Counsellor, MA, MCouns, RCC Verified
Victoria, BC V9A
Offers online therapy
I have a client-based outlook, and draw on solution-focused and narrative therapies, mindfulness, family systems work, motivational interviewing, and some CBT.
I can help. Counselling can help you feel more effective, give you insight, help you meet challenges and live more richly, improve your relationships, and give you self-confidence. I help many clients with challenges ranging from depression, anxiety and stress, relationship concerns, boundaries, communication, anger, self-esteem, obesity and eating concerns, perfectionism, life transitions, grief, abortion grief, internet addictions, intimacy concerns, prenatal loss, healthcare concerns, and creativity. My clients say I am warm, funny, thoughtful, and effective. Counselling is confidential.
(866) 300-9784
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Victoria, BC V9A
Offers online therapy
I have a client-based outlook, and draw on solution-focused and narrative therapies, mindfulness, family systems work, motivational interviewing, and some CBT.
I can help. Counselling can help you feel more effective, give you insight, help you meet challenges and live more richly, improve your relationships, and give you self-confidence. I help many clients with challenges ranging from depression, anxiety and stress, relationship concerns, boundaries, communication, anger, self-esteem, obesity and eating concerns, perfectionism, life transitions, grief, abortion grief, internet addictions, intimacy concerns, prenatal loss, healthcare concerns, and creativity. My clients say I am warm, funny, thoughtful, and effective. Counselling is confidential.
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Karen Loucks
Counsellor, M Coun, RCC, #12767 Verified
Victoria, BC V8P
Offers online therapy
My approach to counselling will help you get at the heart of troubling issues. My interests are broad and my approach is strengths-based. Counselling areas include (but aren't limited to!): grief - including complicated grief, loss, trauma, anxiety, depression, infertility, family systems, relationships, separation/divorce, transitions, and support for families of children with special needs. You and I co-create a customized plan specific to you, the client. I will check in with you often to ask about what is working and what you would like to do more of.
(250) 999-0548
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Victoria, BC V8P
Offers online therapy
My approach to counselling will help you get at the heart of troubling issues. My interests are broad and my approach is strengths-based. Counselling areas include (but aren't limited to!): grief - including complicated grief, loss, trauma, anxiety, depression, infertility, family systems, relationships, separation/divorce, transitions, and support for families of children with special needs. You and I co-create a customized plan specific to you, the client. I will check in with you often to ask about what is working and what you would like to do more of.
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Synergia Counselling and Consulting
Counsellor, RCC, MA, MREM Verified
Victoria, BC V8T
Offers online therapy
I draw from a range approaches depending upon your needs and preferences. Among them are cognitive behavioral therapy, interpersonal neurobiological ideas, family systems therapy, and attachment theory. It is common for clients to arrive with issues identified only to discover that there are other deeper and more fundamental issues which underlie them. I work at a pace compatible with your ability to integrate change. I am gentle and encouraging, but firm and forthright. I provide a free initial consultation so you can determine whether you feel comfortable with me. My aim is for you to feel welcome, safe and comfortably challenged.
(888) 743-1028
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Victoria, BC V8T
Offers online therapy
I draw from a range approaches depending upon your needs and preferences. Among them are cognitive behavioral therapy, interpersonal neurobiological ideas, family systems therapy, and attachment theory. It is common for clients to arrive with issues identified only to discover that there are other deeper and more fundamental issues which underlie them. I work at a pace compatible with your ability to integrate change. I am gentle and encouraging, but firm and forthright. I provide a free initial consultation so you can determine whether you feel comfortable with me. My aim is for you to feel welcome, safe and comfortably challenged.
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Sylvia O Raju
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, RSW Verified
Victoria, BC V8R
Offers online therapy
Trained in family systems theory and intersectionality, I have found it can also be helpful to incorporate Expressive-Play Therapies (including sand tray), alongside more traditional forms of talk therapy.
Does your life feel out of balance? Do you struggle to slow down? Are anger or sadness too present in your life? Is your child or teen struggling and you just don’t know how to help them? You are not alone. With 20 years of mental health counselling experience, I can confidently offer you a safe, and supportive space in which to explore and work through challenges. Sometimes we all hold on to issues longer than we need too - but in the context of a healthy therapeutic relationship, it is amazing how much healing can take place. When you feel ready, please reach out.
(778) 767-2379
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Victoria, BC V8R
Offers online therapy
Trained in family systems theory and intersectionality, I have found it can also be helpful to incorporate Expressive-Play Therapies (including sand tray), alongside more traditional forms of talk therapy.
Does your life feel out of balance? Do you struggle to slow down? Are anger or sadness too present in your life? Is your child or teen struggling and you just don’t know how to help them? You are not alone. With 20 years of mental health counselling experience, I can confidently offer you a safe, and supportive space in which to explore and work through challenges. Sometimes we all hold on to issues longer than we need too - but in the context of a healthy therapeutic relationship, it is amazing how much healing can take place. When you feel ready, please reach out.
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Rachel Roots
Counsellor, BA, MA, RCC Verified
Victoria, BC V8S
Not accepting new clients
I offer an integrated trauma informed approach using EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing), client centred therapy, family systems, and emotionally focused therapies.
Sometimes life feels overwhelming as we try to understand and manage our current responses/reactions, while navigating the stressors of relationships, school, careers, life transitions, or parenting. Finding balance can feel like a daunting task. Yet, when we take the time to understand and value ourselves, we often become happier and have more energy for all of the relationships and responsibilities in our lives. Everyone experiences difficulties and my goal is to help you navigate those feelings and challenges in a friendly, safe, and non judgemental space.
(778) 767-2395
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Victoria, BC V8S
Not accepting new clients
I offer an integrated trauma informed approach using EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing), client centred therapy, family systems, and emotionally focused therapies.
Sometimes life feels overwhelming as we try to understand and manage our current responses/reactions, while navigating the stressors of relationships, school, careers, life transitions, or parenting. Finding balance can feel like a daunting task. Yet, when we take the time to understand and value ourselves, we often become happier and have more energy for all of the relationships and responsibilities in our lives. Everyone experiences difficulties and my goal is to help you navigate those feelings and challenges in a friendly, safe, and non judgemental space.
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Sandra Ledwidge Counselling & Therapy
Counsellor, BSc, MA, RCC Verified
Victoria, BC V8T
Offers online therapy
Throughout the counselling/therapy process, I integrate aspects of various therapies and approaches such as Emotion-focused, Mindfulness, Interpersonal Neurobiology (IPNB), Self-Compassion practice, Cognitive Behavioral (CBT), Brief Solution-Focused, Narrative, & Family Systems.
Are you feeling anxious or depressed? Are you struggling in your relationships? Are you having a tough time dealing with loss or significant life change? Do you feel defeated by failed attempts to make positive changes? Are people in your life worried about you? Seeking help when in need is both a courageous step and an expression of hope. As a Registered Clinical Counsellor in private practice, I offer counselling and therapy to individuals and couples. Together, we explore how your beliefs and behaviour patterns may be limiting you from reaching your goals and finding fulfilment in your relationships.
(855) 232-0548
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Victoria, BC V8T
Offers online therapy
Throughout the counselling/therapy process, I integrate aspects of various therapies and approaches such as Emotion-focused, Mindfulness, Interpersonal Neurobiology (IPNB), Self-Compassion practice, Cognitive Behavioral (CBT), Brief Solution-Focused, Narrative, & Family Systems.
Are you feeling anxious or depressed? Are you struggling in your relationships? Are you having a tough time dealing with loss or significant life change? Do you feel defeated by failed attempts to make positive changes? Are people in your life worried about you? Seeking help when in need is both a courageous step and an expression of hope. As a Registered Clinical Counsellor in private practice, I offer counselling and therapy to individuals and couples. Together, we explore how your beliefs and behaviour patterns may be limiting you from reaching your goals and finding fulfilment in your relationships.
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Kelly Nakatsuka
Counsellor, RTC Verified
Victoria, BC V9A
Offers online therapy
And the lens through which I approach our work together is informed by attachment science, family systems theory, mindfulness, Emotionally Focused therapy (EFT), and is both somatically and transpersonally based.
We all deserve peace, to feel connection with others, and to feel a sense of trust in ourselves and the world. Stress, anxiety, relationship struggles, depression, trauma, major life changes and family issues are among the challenges that can get in the way of us experiencing life the way we would like to. And we all have ways of coping with those stresses. But what happens when those strategies don’t seem to be working anymore? I bring a compassionate and patient approach to our work together. My approach is rooted in my sincere belief, in our ability to heal. No matter the struggle, there is always hope.
(587) 315-3043
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Victoria, BC V9A
Offers online therapy
And the lens through which I approach our work together is informed by attachment science, family systems theory, mindfulness, Emotionally Focused therapy (EFT), and is both somatically and transpersonally based.
We all deserve peace, to feel connection with others, and to feel a sense of trust in ourselves and the world. Stress, anxiety, relationship struggles, depression, trauma, major life changes and family issues are among the challenges that can get in the way of us experiencing life the way we would like to. And we all have ways of coping with those stresses. But what happens when those strategies don’t seem to be working anymore? I bring a compassionate and patient approach to our work together. My approach is rooted in my sincere belief, in our ability to heal. No matter the struggle, there is always hope.
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Jacqueline MacLennan
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, RSW, BEd Verified
Victoria, BC V8V
Offers online therapy
I offer a client centered approach informed by strength based and family systems models.
HOW CAN I HELP? Hello, I am an experienced psychotherapist, registered social worker and licensed educator. I utilize Evidence Based counselling modalities incorporating strength based and trauma informed practices. Anxiety, depression & grief contribute to difficulties coping. COVID-19 & our anticipated return to "normal" is amplifying life stressors. Working together we will identify your strengths and introduce new strategies to better manage powerful feelings and challenging life circumstances. In person SATURDAY appointments are now available. Telehealth appointments are also available Monday thru Friday.
(778) 401-4685
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Victoria, BC V8V
Offers online therapy
I offer a client centered approach informed by strength based and family systems models.
HOW CAN I HELP? Hello, I am an experienced psychotherapist, registered social worker and licensed educator. I utilize Evidence Based counselling modalities incorporating strength based and trauma informed practices. Anxiety, depression & grief contribute to difficulties coping. COVID-19 & our anticipated return to "normal" is amplifying life stressors. Working together we will identify your strengths and introduce new strategies to better manage powerful feelings and challenging life circumstances. In person SATURDAY appointments are now available. Telehealth appointments are also available Monday thru Friday.
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Brandi Allen
Counsellor, RCC, MC, BEd/BA Verified
Victoria, BC V9A
Offers online therapy
I work from a strengths based, client centred lens and incorporate family systems, CBT, EMDR, FOO, Gottman, Imago, EFT, mindfulness based, narrative, play and art based, sand play therapy, response based, solution focussed, somatic based and systems theory depending on what works best for the client.
I specialize in working with individuals, adolescents/children and their families. I offer counselling for parents who are struggling with their parenting role. I also specialize in helping families and couples that are going through restructuring due to illness, death, separation and/or divorce. I am collaborative and strengths-based in my approach. I meet the client where the client is and work from there in a non-pathologizing way.
(867) 988-1603
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Victoria, BC V9A
Offers online therapy
I work from a strengths based, client centred lens and incorporate family systems, CBT, EMDR, FOO, Gottman, Imago, EFT, mindfulness based, narrative, play and art based, sand play therapy, response based, solution focussed, somatic based and systems theory depending on what works best for the client.
I specialize in working with individuals, adolescents/children and their families. I offer counselling for parents who are struggling with their parenting role. I also specialize in helping families and couples that are going through restructuring due to illness, death, separation and/or divorce. I am collaborative and strengths-based in my approach. I meet the client where the client is and work from there in a non-pathologizing way.
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Hanna Shapiro
Counsellor, MA, RCC Verified
Victoria, BC V8W
Offers online therapy
My approach is psychodynamic and is rooted in attachment theory and family systems, while incorporating elements of CBT, DBT, and mindfulness.
I am an RCC specializing in treating addiction, trauma, mood disorders, and interpersonal issues. My approach is rooted in the belief that a greater awareness of where our actions and reactions come from can give us the power to change. I work with my clients to understand how their attachment styles and life experiences have informed how they relate to others and to themselves. With this knowledge we work together to address unwanted behaviours and implement new coping skills for emotional regulation and communication.
(778) 901-6254
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Victoria, BC V8W
Offers online therapy
My approach is psychodynamic and is rooted in attachment theory and family systems, while incorporating elements of CBT, DBT, and mindfulness.
I am an RCC specializing in treating addiction, trauma, mood disorders, and interpersonal issues. My approach is rooted in the belief that a greater awareness of where our actions and reactions come from can give us the power to change. I work with my clients to understand how their attachment styles and life experiences have informed how they relate to others and to themselves. With this knowledge we work together to address unwanted behaviours and implement new coping skills for emotional regulation and communication.
Juliana Herlaar
Counsellor, RTC Verified
Office is near:
Victoria, BC V8T
Offers online therapy
My focus is in Transpersonal Psychology, Humanistic Psychology, Positive Psychology and Family Systems Theory.
Have you ever heard, "Stop being so sensitive"? Do you feel the pain of the world? Do you long for a deeper meaning in your life? Have you ever wondered if you are an Empath or a Highly Sensitive Person? I invite you to work with me to learn and find tools to; learn to trust your emotions, move through overwhelm, connect to your higher self, create loving boundaries that support you, feel empowered in your relationships, & stand in your sovereign self. Through integrating your Mind, Body & Spirit you can experience wholeness, connection & joy in your life and relationships. Please feel free to reach out for a free 1/2 hour consult.
(604) 210-6354
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Office is near:
Victoria, BC V8T
Offers online therapy
My focus is in Transpersonal Psychology, Humanistic Psychology, Positive Psychology and Family Systems Theory.
Have you ever heard, "Stop being so sensitive"? Do you feel the pain of the world? Do you long for a deeper meaning in your life? Have you ever wondered if you are an Empath or a Highly Sensitive Person? I invite you to work with me to learn and find tools to; learn to trust your emotions, move through overwhelm, connect to your higher self, create loving boundaries that support you, feel empowered in your relationships, & stand in your sovereign self. Through integrating your Mind, Body & Spirit you can experience wholeness, connection & joy in your life and relationships. Please feel free to reach out for a free 1/2 hour consult.
Chloe McKinley
Counsellor, RCC Verified
Office is near:
Victoria, BC V8N
Offers online therapy
Specialized training include: • Autism Spectrum Disorder • Clinical hypnotherapy • Couples counselling • Eating disorders clinical practices • EMDR • Indian residential school generational impact • Indigenous cultural competency • Family systems therapy • Mindfulness based • Social thinking curriculums • Suicide crisis intervention • Trauma and Ego States.
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.
(778) 488-5349
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Office is near:
Victoria, BC V8N
Offers online therapy
Specialized training include: • Autism Spectrum Disorder • Clinical hypnotherapy • Couples counselling • Eating disorders clinical practices • EMDR • Indian residential school generational impact • Indigenous cultural competency • Family systems therapy • Mindfulness based • Social thinking curriculums • Suicide crisis intervention • Trauma and Ego States.
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.
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Ellen Ivity
Psychologist, PhD, RPsych Verified
Office is near:
Victoria, BC V8R
Offers online therapy
Hello, I offer an individualized approach to therapy to support you in achieving your goals. I integrate several psychotherapeutic modalities including Family Systems therapy, CBT, DBT, and Mindfulness practices.
(778) 745-6069
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Office is near:
Victoria, BC V8R
Offers online therapy
Hello, I offer an individualized approach to therapy to support you in achieving your goals. I integrate several psychotherapeutic modalities including Family Systems therapy, CBT, DBT, and Mindfulness practices.
Jennifer Meikle
Counsellor, MC, RCC Verified
Victoria, BC V9E
Offers online therapy
Traumatic life events come in many forms. Regardless of the source, people feel powerless and groundless; often experiencing life on autopilot. Additionally, if you experienced a traumatic event as a child or the care you received involved toxic amounts of stress, abuse or neglect, a variety of attachment wounds can interfere with your present-day relationships, parenting abilities, and general well-being. Experiencing loss, rejection, abandonment, abuse or neglect disrupts development and changes our focus to survival. There is no timeline for healing from trauma, but it is possible to recover and create the life you desire.
(548) 900-0586
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Victoria, BC V9E
Offers online therapy
Traumatic life events come in many forms. Regardless of the source, people feel powerless and groundless; often experiencing life on autopilot. Additionally, if you experienced a traumatic event as a child or the care you received involved toxic amounts of stress, abuse or neglect, a variety of attachment wounds can interfere with your present-day relationships, parenting abilities, and general well-being. Experiencing loss, rejection, abandonment, abuse or neglect disrupts development and changes our focus to survival. There is no timeline for healing from trauma, but it is possible to recover and create the life you desire.
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Eric Addleman
Counsellor, BA, MA, RCC Verified
Victoria, BC V9E
Offers online therapy
Change can be challenging. I am here to help you meet that challenge head on. I have a passion for helping people navigate life transitions and to heal from past issues that may still be lingering. My counselling work focuses on helping people process and heal from the effects of depression, anxiety, trauma (intergenerational and lived experiences), and difficult relationships. I also support people who are navigating family conflict, dissatisfaction, health issues, insecurity, work and employment issues, life transitions, sexual dissatisfaction, and grief.
(226) 909-3121
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Victoria, BC V9E
Offers online therapy
Change can be challenging. I am here to help you meet that challenge head on. I have a passion for helping people navigate life transitions and to heal from past issues that may still be lingering. My counselling work focuses on helping people process and heal from the effects of depression, anxiety, trauma (intergenerational and lived experiences), and difficult relationships. I also support people who are navigating family conflict, dissatisfaction, health issues, insecurity, work and employment issues, life transitions, sexual dissatisfaction, and grief.
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Brooke Peters
Counsellor, MA, RCC, RSW Verified
Victoria, BC V9B
Offers online therapy
Individuals who work with me at Old Growth Therapy are adults seeking enhanced confidence, clarity, and self-compassion. As a registered counsellor and registered social worker my approach thoughtfully considers the context of mental health experiences within the overlapping social, familial, and internal systems we each uniquely experience.
(587) 800-4206
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Victoria, BC V9B
Offers online therapy
Individuals who work with me at Old Growth Therapy are adults seeking enhanced confidence, clarity, and self-compassion. As a registered counsellor and registered social worker my approach thoughtfully considers the context of mental health experiences within the overlapping social, familial, and internal systems we each uniquely experience.
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Karla Dolinsky
Counsellor, MC, RCC Verified
Victoria, BC V8W
Offers online therapy
How do we move through pain, loss, frustration, trauma or anxiety unless we learn skills & gain new insights or perspectives to do so? There's no reason to be held back by the hurdles to change, to effective communication, greater collaboration and fundamental healing. Karla focuses on practical details for today as well as the larger life picture. We will identify & engage your existing strengths and abilities in addition to helping you master new skills and gain understanding of what is blocking you. Karla works with your unique situation of loss, trauma, relationship challenges & the demands or limitations of your present life.
(778) 764-2352
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Victoria, BC V8W
Offers online therapy
How do we move through pain, loss, frustration, trauma or anxiety unless we learn skills & gain new insights or perspectives to do so? There's no reason to be held back by the hurdles to change, to effective communication, greater collaboration and fundamental healing. Karla focuses on practical details for today as well as the larger life picture. We will identify & engage your existing strengths and abilities in addition to helping you master new skills and gain understanding of what is blocking you. Karla works with your unique situation of loss, trauma, relationship challenges & the demands or limitations of your present life.
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Kelly McKee Counselling Services
Counsellor, BEd , MA, RCC Verified
Victoria, BC V8V
Offers online therapy
I am a Registered Clinical Counsellor offering in-person counselling and psychotherapy services in the Victoria area, as well as telehealth video/telephone counselling to clients who live throughout BC. In my practice, I work with adults and youth ( 14-18). I have over twenty five years of counselling experience, having worked in private practice, working with children, teens and adults, and in the education sector where I worked with children, teens and adults.
(778) 488-8586
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Victoria, BC V8V
Offers online therapy
I am a Registered Clinical Counsellor offering in-person counselling and psychotherapy services in the Victoria area, as well as telehealth video/telephone counselling to clients who live throughout BC. In my practice, I work with adults and youth ( 14-18). I have over twenty five years of counselling experience, having worked in private practice, working with children, teens and adults, and in the education sector where I worked with children, teens and adults.
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Yuko Kawasumi
Counsellor, MA, RCC Verified
Victoria, BC V8W
Offers online therapy
I have a strong passion for supporting the well-being of children/youth and assisting individuals and families going through various challenges, including family transitions, relationship issues, self-esteem/anxiety, school/academic support, homesickness and language/cultural differences.
(604) 359-1024
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Victoria, BC V8W
Offers online therapy
I have a strong passion for supporting the well-being of children/youth and assisting individuals and families going through various challenges, including family transitions, relationship issues, self-esteem/anxiety, school/academic support, homesickness and language/cultural differences.

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Family Systems Counsellors
Family Systems therapists in Victoria 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.