Kathryn Joy Atkinson

Counsellor, MA, RCC

She/Her/Hers

Verified by Psychology Today
4 Endorsed
(778) 718-5446 Website

Kathryn Joy Atkinson

Counsellor, MA, RCC

She/Her/Hers

Verified by Psychology Today
4 Endorsed

Location

Island Clinical Counselling
41 Chapel St
Nanaimo, BC V9R
(778) 718-5446
Offers online therapy

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Announcement icon I am available for in person sessions, however, I am also offering web-based/telephone counselling services for the safety of my clients.

About

To all of you who feel weary, frightened, overwhelmed, alone: take refuge here. You are not alone. There is hope. Although the waves seem too rough, they can be calmed. Let’s navigate these storms together. I am Kathryn Atkinson and I want to provide you with a safe space to share your struggles, be truly heard, and understood. Together we will find ways to increase your resilience and climb those mountains that seem insurmountable or traverse those dark storms that seem unending.
My specialties include Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (exposure response prevention-ERPs), Tics (CBIT), Body Focused Repetitive Behaviours, Anxiety, Trauma, Habit Reversal, mood, and working with those with diverse abilities and autism. I use many modalities depending on the needs of my clients, but am most proficient with Cognitive Behaviour Therapy.
Island Clinical Counselling has intern counsellors, associates, and a child and youth care worker on staff. Kathryn has Approved Clinical Supervision Status with BCACC. Kathryn is taking new clients for her OCD Parent Support Group, BFRB Workshop, and the BFRB Support Group. Kathryn is taking clients who have OCD and BFRBs on her waitlist.
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“To all of you who feel weary, frightened, overwhelmed, alone, take refuge here. You are not alone. There is hope. ”

Finances

  • Cost per Session: $140 - $155
Pay By: ACH Bank transfer, Cash, Mastercard, Visa
Accepted Insurance Plans
  • MCFD Autism Funding Unit
Verify your health insurance coverage when you arrange your first visit. A receipt will be provided for submission to your private benefits.
Email me or call (778) 718-5446 with questions.

Qualifications

  • Years in Practice: 11 Years
  • Licence: British Columbia / 6221
  • School: Adler School of Professional Psychology
  • Year Graduated: 2011
I have specialized training in working with clients with OCD, Tic's and Tourette's, Body Focused Repetitive Behaviours, Anxiety, and Trauma.

Additional Credentials

  • Membership: International OCD Foundation
  • Member Since: 2014
  • Membership: The TLC Foundation for Body Focused Repetitive Behaviours
  • Member Since: 2021

Endorsements

Pre-Licensed Professional, MA
"Kathryn Joy Atkinson Counsellor, MA, RCC"

Counsellor, RCC, RSW
"Kathryn provides specialized services for client's with a wide variety of backgrounds. In particular she focuses on OCD and Body Focused Repetitive Behaviour Treatment."

Counsellor, MC, RCC

Counsellor, MA, RCC

Kathryn Joy Atkinson's Groups

OCD Support Group

Group for adults experiencing Obsessive Compulsive Disorder. Support groups offer a safe place for expression of symptoms and experiences, as well as an opportunity to develop new strategies to try. This group is offered online on Zoom.

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Body Focused Repetitive Behaviours Group

A workshop for individuals or caregivers of children and youth who engage in body focused repetitive behaviours such as trichotillomania, nail, lip, cheek biting, and dermatillomania. This group is offered online on Zoom.

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Zoom OCD Parent Support Group

Obsessive Compulsive Disorder impacts the entire family system. Family accommodation, burn out, and frustration with limited services are the typical experiences family's report when they have a child with OCD. Join us in a welcoming and supportive atmosphere for a time of sharing and listening as parents come together to encourage and problem solve together. Facilitated by Kathryn, a clinical counsellor, this group is for individuals who have children of any age with OCD like tendencies. It is an opportunity for caregivers to come together and realize that they are not alone.

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Location

Island Clinical Counselling
41 Chapel St
Nanaimo, BC V9R
(778) 718-5446
Offers online therapy

Nearby Areas

This location is easily accessible from:

Website
Specialties
  • Obsessive-Compulsive (OCD)
  • Impulse Control Disorders
  • Anxiety
Issues
  • ADHD
  • Addiction
  • Alcohol Use
  • Asperger's Syndrome
  • Autism
  • Behavioural Issues
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Borderline Personality (BPD)
  • Career Guidance
  • Child
  • Chronic Illness
  • Chronic Impulsivity
  • Chronic Pain
  • Coping Skills
  • Depression
  • Developmental Disorders
  • Diverse Abilities such as ASD, ID, and FASD
  • Dual Diagnosis
  • Eating Disorders
  • Education and Learning Disabilities
  • Emotional Disturbance
  • Family Conflict
  • Gambling
  • Grief
  • Hoarding
  • Infidelity
  • Intellectual Disability
  • Internet Addiction
  • Life Transitions
  • Marital and Premarital
  • Parenting
  • Peer Relationships
  • Relationship Issues
  • School Issues
  • Self Esteem
  • Self-Harming
  • Sex Therapy
  • Sexual Abuse
  • Sexual Addiction
  • Sleep or Insomnia
  • Spirituality
  • Stress
  • Substance Use
  • Suicidal Ideation
  • Tics and Tourette's
  • Transgender
  • Trauma and PTSD
  • Video Game Addiction
  • Women's Issues
Mental Health
  • Dissociative Disorders (DID)
  • Mood Disorders

Client Focus

Age
  • Elders (65+)
  • Adults
  • Teen
  • Preteen
  • Children (6 to 10)
  • Toddler

Treatment Approach

Types of Therapy
  • Acceptance and Commitment (ACT)
  • Adlerian
  • Attachment-based
  • CBIT for Tics and Tourette's
  • Clinical Supervision and Qualified Supervisors
  • Cognitive Behavioural (CBT)
  • Compassion Focused
  • Culturally Sensitive
  • Dialectical Behavior (DBT)
  • Exposure Response Prevention (ERP)
  • Family / Marital
  • Family Systems
  • Habit Reversal
  • Motivational Interviewing
  • Narrative
  • Person-Centered
  • Play Therapy
  • Psychodynamic
  • Relational
  • Strength-Based
  • Trauma Focused
Modality
  • Individuals
  • Couples
  • Family

Links

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Last Modified: 30 Nov 2022
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Kathryn Joy Atkinson

Counsellor, MA, RCC