Vancouver Island Therapy
Counsellor, MA, RCC, CSAT, RSW, CCC Verified
Nanaimo, BC V9T
Offers online therapy
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
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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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.
Lurline Raposo
Counsellor, MA, RCC, RPT, BCRPT Verified
Nanaimo, BC V9R
I am also trained as a family therapist and mediator for couples and parents.
Are uncomfortable thoughts, feelings or experiences leaving you feeling triggered or stuck? Are your child or adolescent's behaviours leaving you worried? Do you long for meaningful connections in your closest relationships? Are conflicts leaving you distressed? Together, we will foster self-compassion and co-create a plan that moves you forward in the direction of what is most important to you. Let's engage your curiosity to help you rediscover your best self or support improved relationships. There are times and circumstances where there seems to be no words -- my strategies can help.
(855) 224-3037
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Nanaimo, BC V9R
I am also trained as a family therapist and mediator for couples and parents.
Are uncomfortable thoughts, feelings or experiences leaving you feeling triggered or stuck? Are your child or adolescent's behaviours leaving you worried? Do you long for meaningful connections in your closest relationships? Are conflicts leaving you distressed? Together, we will foster self-compassion and co-create a plan that moves you forward in the direction of what is most important to you. Let's engage your curiosity to help you rediscover your best self or support improved relationships. There are times and circumstances where there seems to be no words -- my strategies can help.
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Megan Vandersluys
Counsellor, MEd, RCC Verified
Nanaimo, BC V9R
Offers online therapy
Additionally, as a Certified Step Family Counsellor I assist step parents to manage the complicated process of living in a step family.
CURRENTLY FULL AND NOT ACCEPTING NEW CLIENTS AT THIS TIME
(778) 763-1446
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Nanaimo, BC V9R
Offers online therapy
Additionally, as a Certified Step Family Counsellor I assist step parents to manage the complicated process of living in a step family.
CURRENTLY FULL AND NOT ACCEPTING NEW CLIENTS AT THIS TIME
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Chris J Clarke
Counsellor, MACP, RCC Verified
Nanaimo, BC V9R
Offers online therapy
Providing help for: Relationship Issues, Depression, Anxiety, Grief & Loss, Addictions, Personal Growth, Abuse, Parenting, Anger Management, Stress, Guilt, Insomnia, Family, Trauma, Spiritual...
(778) 766-4468
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Nanaimo, BC V9R
Offers online therapy
Providing help for: Relationship Issues, Depression, Anxiety, Grief & Loss, Addictions, Personal Growth, Abuse, Parenting, Anger Management, Stress, Guilt, Insomnia, Family, Trauma, Spiritual...
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Sarah Lake
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, RCC, MSW, RSW Verified
Nanaimo, BC V9R
Offers online therapy
This includes CBT,DBT, and family therapy.
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.
(778) 766-4097
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Nanaimo, BC V9R
Offers online therapy
This includes CBT,DBT, and family therapy.
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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Barb N. Aronchick-Zachernuk
Counsellor, MA, MEd, CCC, RCC, RPTSCPT Verified
Nanaimo, BC V9T
Offers online therapy
Human beings are complicated- and so often we attempt to reach out to others using words to express our thoughts, our emotions, and our behaviours. With children/youth, we see additional communication barriers because of fewer words and limited life experiences. Being part of a family system should bring safety and emotional support to each family member, but sometimes the family, on its own, cannot do this. This is my work- we become partners in the process of change- discovering strengths, and building on them.
(855) 730-0987
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Nanaimo, BC V9T
Offers online therapy
Human beings are complicated- and so often we attempt to reach out to others using words to express our thoughts, our emotions, and our behaviours. With children/youth, we see additional communication barriers because of fewer words and limited life experiences. Being part of a family system should bring safety and emotional support to each family member, but sometimes the family, on its own, cannot do this. This is my work- we become partners in the process of change- discovering strengths, and building on them.
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Erin Albanese
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, RCC Verified
Nanaimo, BC V9R
Offers online therapy
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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Nanaimo, BC V9R
Offers online therapy
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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Victoria Pawlowski
MEd, RCC Verified
Nanaimo, BC V9R
Offers online therapy
Struggling with self-criticism, shame, low self-esteem, stress, depression, anxiety, trauma, chronic illness, eating disorders, family conflict, relationship struggles, life changes or grief? Needing support, new skills or help for moving forward? You deserve to find more peace and well-being. I can help. Together we will explore what is getting the way, heal what needs to be healed, feel what needs to be felt and learn what needs to be learned.
(778) 860-4271
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Nanaimo, BC V9R
Offers online therapy
Struggling with self-criticism, shame, low self-esteem, stress, depression, anxiety, trauma, chronic illness, eating disorders, family conflict, relationship struggles, life changes or grief? Needing support, new skills or help for moving forward? You deserve to find more peace and well-being. I can help. Together we will explore what is getting the way, heal what needs to be healed, feel what needs to be felt and learn what needs to be learned.
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Ycha Gil
Counsellor, BCRCC Verified
Nanaimo, BC V9T
Offers online therapy
My approach is eclectic and holistic, using a wide variety of techniques such as Gestalt, Expressive Therapy, CBT, Solution Focus, Family Systems & others.
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
My approach is eclectic and holistic, using a wide variety of techniques such as Gestalt, Expressive Therapy, CBT, Solution Focus, Family Systems & others.
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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Christine G Hall
Counsellor, MA, RCC Verified
Nanaimo, BC V9R
Offers online therapy
SPECIALIZED AREAS OF PRACTICE: Trauma (including developmental, relational, and intergenerational), EMDR, OEI, Substance Abuse & Problematic Coping Behaviours, Couples Therapy (Gottman & EFT trained) Youth Issues, Strengthening Family Systems, Shame Resiliency/Processing Internalized Shame, Existential needs (finding meaning) Self-Compassion Facilitator.
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
SPECIALIZED AREAS OF PRACTICE: Trauma (including developmental, relational, and intergenerational), EMDR, OEI, Substance Abuse & Problematic Coping Behaviours, Couples Therapy (Gottman & EFT trained) Youth Issues, Strengthening Family Systems, Shame Resiliency/Processing Internalized Shame, Existential needs (finding meaning) Self-Compassion Facilitator.
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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Michelle Lynne Good
Counsellor, MA, RCC Verified
Office is near:
Nanaimo, BC V9R
Offers online therapy
I can help with issues of shame and guilt, loss, mental health dis-ease, anxiety, depression, physical and sexual trauma & abuse/violence, relationship difficulties (Couples Counselling) or loss (separation, divorce), issues stemming from family relations & work/career related issues.
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.
(855) 734-1332
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Office is near:
Nanaimo, BC V9R
Offers online therapy
I can help with issues of shame and guilt, loss, mental health dis-ease, anxiety, depression, physical and sexual trauma & abuse/violence, relationship difficulties (Couples Counselling) or loss (separation, divorce), issues stemming from family relations & work/career related issues.
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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Linda L. Reid
Counsellor, MEd, RCC, RCAT Verified
Office is near:
Nanaimo, BC V9R
Offers online therapy
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.
(604) 409-4937
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Office is near:
Nanaimo, BC V9R
Offers online therapy
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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Bronwen Rutter
Counsellor, MEd, RCC Verified
Office is near:
Nanaimo, BC V9R
Offers online therapy
I have extensive experience in the area of trauma and abuse, addictions, and family of origin issues.
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.
(778) 949-9020
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Office is near:
Nanaimo, BC V9R
Offers online therapy
I have extensive experience in the area of trauma and abuse, addictions, and family of origin issues.
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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Ken Genlik
RSW, RCC, RMFT Verified
Office is near:
Nanaimo, BC V9R
Offers online therapy
I have training in Social Work, Marriage and Family Therapy, Emotionally Focused Therapy (www.
Through therapy, you can save your relationships. In therapy I connect with: the potential you have to develop a nurturing, loving and caring relationship and the tender hearts behind the rigid and negative patterns that may have developed in your relationships. I believe: Relationships and desire to connect are the core of human experience. Your relationship, regardless of how severe your problems are, has the potential to become a safe and supportive base and comforting haven.
(778) 771-3784
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Office is near:
Nanaimo, BC V9R
Offers online therapy
I have training in Social Work, Marriage and Family Therapy, Emotionally Focused Therapy (www.
Through therapy, you can save your relationships. In therapy I connect with: the potential you have to develop a nurturing, loving and caring relationship and the tender hearts behind the rigid and negative patterns that may have developed in your relationships. I believe: Relationships and desire to connect are the core of human experience. Your relationship, regardless of how severe your problems are, has the potential to become a safe and supportive base and comforting haven.
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Autumn Fowler
Counsellor, MA, CCC Verified
Office is near:
Nanaimo, BC V9T
Offers online therapy
*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.
(587) 800-1665
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Office is near:
Nanaimo, BC V9T
Offers online therapy
*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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Maxine Sue Fisher
Counsellor, MEd, RCC, MTA, Music, Therapy Verified
Office is near:
Nanaimo, BC V9R
Offers online therapy
Call to learn more about how online & phone can support you & your family.
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.
(250) 800-2303
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Office is near:
Nanaimo, BC V9R
Offers online therapy
Call to learn more about how online & phone can support you & your family.
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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Jade Seabrook
Counsellor, MA, RCC, CSAT, BRI Verified
Nanaimo, BC V9T
Offers online therapy
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
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
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
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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Janice Bell
Counsellor, MSW, RCC 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.
(855) 980-0747
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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.

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Family Therapy Counsellors
If you're looking for family therapy in Nanaimo or for a Nanaimo family therapist these professionals provide family therapy services and structural family therapy services. They include family therapists and marriage family therapists. Therapists in Nanaimo using the techniques of 'family therapy' (also referred to as marriage and family therapy and family counselling) view change in terms of the systems of interaction between family members.

Family relationships often affect psychological well-being and, regardless of the origin of an issue, or whether it may be the "individual" or "family" who is presenting it, involving the family in the solution can be of great benefit. Families participate directly in sessions during which the family therapist helps conversations in a way that draws upon and builds the strengths, wisdom and support of the wider family unit.