Kristy Goltes

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Kristy Goltes

Counsellor

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Location

Sage Coastal Counselling
Nanaimo, BC V9T
(250) 268-3077
Offers online therapy

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Announcement icon At this time, I am only offering sessions virtually or over the phone, with in person coming early September 2022.

About

Do you continue to have the same reactions and outbursts, wondering why you can't get them under control? Do you find your emotions go up and down like a rollercoaster? Maybe you have intrusive negative thoughts that don't let you live the life you want to? Are you wondering why you can never seem to pick the "right" partner or feel like you keep messing up relationships? Are you constantly beating yourself up over every little thing? Feeling anxious and judged by others? Or maybe you can't seem to shake that low mood. Many of these are trauma symptoms that can be resolved! EMDR and DBT can help change your life!
I work from a strength-based, trauma and culturally informed lens, and respect the uniqueness you bring. I value an eclectic, holistic approach to therapy and wellness, drawing from various therapeutic approaches to best fit your needs, while looking at and supporting all aspects of you as an individual. We can work together to get you where you want to be!
I understand that life is full of constant challenges that can be too much for us to cope with. Taking the step to reach out and acknowledge you can’t do it alone is a courageous act. I understand it can feel scary and intimidating being vulnerable. I offer a safe, non-judgemental, collaborative approach to move at your pace and comfort level.

Finances

  • Cost per Session: $135+
  • Sliding Scale: Yes
Accepted Insurance Plans
  • First Nations Health Authority
Please ensure to check if your insurance provider covers the RCC designation.
Email me or call (250) 268-3077 with questions.

Qualifications

  • Licence: British Columbia / 19458
  • School: Yorkville University

Additional Credentials

  • Degree: Trinity Western Univeristy / Bachelors in Psychology
  • Year graduated: 2018
  • Degree: Stenberg College / Special Education Assistant Diploma
  • Year graduated: 2019

Kristy Goltes's Groups

Women's Support Group

This group aims to provide a safe, non-judgemental space for women to come together and support each other and learn some evidence-based therapeutic tools. This group meets weekly to discuss life and coping with its challenges, while encouraging and empowering group members. Each week will address a specific topic with resources and coping strategies provided, whiles still providing lots of time for sharing and discussion. This group combines community connection, therapeutic tools, and shared lived experience. This group meets virtually.

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Dialectical Behavior Therapy Skills Group

DBT is an evidence-based therapy that covers the topics of emotion regulation, mindfulness, distress tolerance, and interpersonal effectiveness. This group is only a skills group with 4 modules covered over 16 weeks. Originally developed for those with BPD, but found to be helpful for individuals with emotion regulation difficulties, trauma, unwanted behaviors, and relationship difficulties among other challenges. Whether you are wanting to understand your emotions and reactions better, reduce emotional vulnerability, or decrease emotional suffering, DBT skills will have something for you. You will learn an array of skills to help move forward to a "life worth living". This group meets virtually.

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Location

Sage Coastal Counselling
Nanaimo, BC V9T
(250) 268-3077
Offers online therapy

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This location is easily accessible from:

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Specialties
  • Trauma and PTSD
  • Coping Skills
  • Relationship Issues
Issues
  • Anger Management
  • Anxiety
  • Behavioural Issues
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Borderline Personality (BPD)
  • Codependency
  • Depression
  • Emotion Regulation
  • Family Conflict
  • Grief
  • Life Transitions
  • Marital and Premarital
  • Parenting
  • Peer Relationships
  • School Issues
  • Self Esteem
  • Stress
  • Suicidal Ideation
  • Women's Issues

Client Focus

Age
  • Elders (65+)
  • Adults
  • Teen

Treatment Approach

Types of Therapy
  • Attachment-based
  • Cognitive Behavioural (CBT)
  • Cognitive Processing (CPT)
  • Dialectical Behavior (DBT)
  • EMDR
  • Eclectic
  • Emotionally Focused
  • Existential
  • Family Systems
  • Gestalt
  • Gottman Method
  • Humanistic
  • Integrative
  • Internal Family Systems (IFS)
  • Mindfulness-Based (MBCT)
  • Motivational Interviewing
  • Narrative
  • Person-Centered
  • Positive Psychology
  • Relational
  • Solution Focused Brief (SFBT)
  • Somatic
  • Strength-Based
  • Trauma Focused
Modality
  • Individuals
  • Couples
  • Group

Links

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Last Modified: 6 Aug 2022
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