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Lisa Steels
Lisa Steels
Pre-Licensed Professional, MACP, HBA, BSc, IAYT-YT, PCP-IV
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Lisa Steels

Pre-Licensed Professional, MACP, HBA, BSc, IAYT-YT, PCP-IV (she, her)

Verified by Psychology Today Verified by Psychology Today
4 Endorsed
102-1509 Cliffe Avenue, Courtenay, BC V9N
Let's Connect (249) 486-6439
Are you feeling overwhelmed and unable to think clearly? Many clients are unaware that their nervous system is overwhelmed and unregulated, which can cause symptoms such as fatigue, poor sleep, hyper-vigilance and anxiety. As a somatic (body-informed) therapist, I understand how the body can hold emotions, trauma or defensiveness, which can change how people function and show up in the world. They might present as angry, stressed out, distracted or ambivalent. Allow me to support you on a journey back to your authentic self, as your explore resources and strategies.
Much of my work focuses on helping people feel safe, allowing them to manage whatever life throws at them. I maintain respectful and compassionate communication as we explore your goals. I listen with respect and curiosity, working collaboratively to find ways forward that fit your needs, as a unique individual.
In addition, my background as a paramedic and firefighter has informed my practice by allowing me to become skilled at managing crisis. If trauma or crises are affecting your life, I would be honored to work with you and your loved ones. My practice includes supporting adolescents, adults, couples and families. Welcoming first responders and military.
Call or Lisa Steels now for a free 15 minute consultation - (249) 486-6439

My Practice at a Glance

Available both in-person and online

Seahorse Counselling and Consulting

102-1509 Cliffe Avenue

Courtenay, BC V9N

(249) 486-6439
I offer in-person or virtual sessions, where you choose the preference. My availability is Thursday and Friday, with alternative days.
I specialize in Emotional Disturbance, Coping Skills and Addiction 
$135 Per Session, I accept insurance 
I see individuals, couples and families  
Let's Connect (249) 486-6439

My Practice at a Glance

Available both in-person and online

Seahorse Counselling and Consulting

102-1509 Cliffe Avenue

Courtenay, BC V9N

(249) 486-6439
I offer in-person or virtual sessions, where you choose the preference. My availability is Thursday and Friday, with alternative days.
I specialize in Emotional Disturbance, Coping Skills and Addiction 
$135 Per Session, I accept insurance 
I see individuals, couples and families  

Finances

Fees

  • Individual Sessions $135
  • Sliding scale: apply if you may be eligible
  • Pay by Cash, Mastercard, Visa

Insurance

  • CVAP | Crime Victim
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Clients can pay using e-transfer, cash (in office), or credit-card payment on the Jane app booking site. If you have financial barriers you are welcome to email me or schedule a 15 min consultation to discuss affordable therapy.
Call or for a free 15 minute consultation now - (249) 486-6439
Lisa Steels
Pre-Licensed Professional, MACP, HBA, BSc, IAYT-YT, PCP-IV
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Clients can pay using e-transfer, cash (in office), or credit-card payment on the Jane app booking site. If you have financial barriers you are welcome to email me or schedule a 15 min consultation to discuss affordable therapy.
Call or for a free 15 minute consultation now - (249) 486-6439
Lisa Steels
Pre-Licensed Professional, MACP, HBA, BSc, IAYT-YT, PCP-IV

Qualifications

  • Verified by Psychology Today Prelicense by Province of British Columbia / 11243589 Supervised by Kate Pinsonneault (British Columbia / 12131) Lisa Steels
  • In Practice for 2 Years
  • License: EMA Primary Care Paramedic / 2018
  • Certificate from International Association of Yoga Therapists 20590589 / 2017
  • Attended Yorkville University, Master of Arts in Counselling Psychology, Graduated 2023
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I have completed my MA in Counselling Psychology (Qualifying Therapist) and am in process of CCC registration with CCPA. I truly appreciate supporting those in need, during times of crisis and personal growth.
Call or for a free 15 minute consultation now - (249) 486-6439
Lisa Steels
Pre-Licensed Professional, MACP, HBA, BSc, IAYT-YT, PCP-IV
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I have completed my MA in Counselling Psychology (Qualifying Therapist) and am in process of CCC registration with CCPA. I truly appreciate supporting those in need, during times of crisis and personal growth.
Call or for a free 15 minute consultation now - (249) 486-6439
Lisa Steels
Pre-Licensed Professional, MACP, HBA, BSc, IAYT-YT, PCP-IV

Specialties and Expertise

Top Specialties

  • Emotional Disturbance
  • Coping Skills
  • Addiction

Expertise

  • ADHD
  • Alcohol Use
  • Anger Management
  • Anxiety
  • Bisexual
  • Chronic Illness
  • Chronic Impulsivity
  • Chronic Pain
  • Codependency
  • Drug Abuse
  • Lesbian
  • LGBTQ+
  • Life Transitions
  • Marital and Premarital
  • Relationship Issues
  • Self Esteem
  • Sports Performance
  • Stress
  • Substance Use
  • Trauma and PTSD
  • Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI)
  • Women's Issues
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I support clients who are struggling with life challenges involving trauma or circumstances, which lead to difficulty regulating moods or impulsive behaviours such as substance use. During the initial session, I explore the client's interests and goals for therapy, while collaborating to determine supportive strategies or resources. Most clients build resilience and self-reliance for healing.
Call or for a free 15 minute consultation now - (249) 486-6439
Lisa Steels
Pre-Licensed Professional, MACP, HBA, BSc, IAYT-YT, PCP-IV
"
I support clients who are struggling with life challenges involving trauma or circumstances, which lead to difficulty regulating moods or impulsive behaviours such as substance use. During the initial session, I explore the client's interests and goals for therapy, while collaborating to determine supportive strategies or resources. Most clients build resilience and self-reliance for healing.
Call or for a free 15 minute consultation now - (249) 486-6439
Lisa Steels
Pre-Licensed Professional, MACP, HBA, BSc, IAYT-YT, PCP-IV

4 Endorsements

Elly Boer
Elly Boer
CounsellorRCCMC:ATDVATIBFA
Lisa is a compassionate, knowledgeable and experienced counsellor, and a special asset to front line workers being one herself.
Jessalyn Law
Jessalyn Law
CounsellorMACP BSNRN
Lisa has first-hand knowledge of working on the front lines in multiple emergency response roles. She exudes calmness during crisis, and she is a grounded, compassionate, and evidence-based counsellor.
Tiffany Anderson
Tiffany Anderson
CounsellorMACPRCC
Lisa is knowledgeable, supportive, and kind. I recommend her services.

Client Focus

Age

Preteen
Teen
Adults
Elders (65+)

Participants

Individuals
Couples
Family

Communities

Body Positivity
Gay Allied
Lesbian Allied

Age

Preteen
Teen
Adults
Elders (65+)

Participants

Individuals
Couples
Family

Communities

Body Positivity
Gay Allied
Lesbian Allied

Treatment Approach

Types of Therapy

  • Attachment-based
  • Cognitive Behavioural (CBT)
  • Compassion Focused
  • Culturally Sensitive
  • Family / Marital
  • Interpersonal
  • Motivational Interviewing
  • Music Therapy
  • Person-Centered
  • Relational
  • Solution Focused Brief (SFBT)
  • Somatic
  • Strength-Based
  • The Safe and Sound Protocol-by Dr. Porges
  • Trauma Focused
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My interest in Somatic Therapy, as informed by Yoga Therapy and Dr. Porges, merges the wisdom of the body with client experiences. The first session, explores client goals for therapy and identify strategies that align with your needs. The opportunity to offer Cognitive Behavioural Therapy to gain awareness of habits and actions can allow clients to reframe thinking patterns, enhancing wellness.
Call or for a free 15 minute consultation now - (249) 486-6439
Lisa Steels
Pre-Licensed Professional, MACP, HBA, BSc, IAYT-YT, PCP-IV
"
My interest in Somatic Therapy, as informed by Yoga Therapy and Dr. Porges, merges the wisdom of the body with client experiences. The first session, explores client goals for therapy and identify strategies that align with your needs. The opportunity to offer Cognitive Behavioural Therapy to gain awareness of habits and actions can allow clients to reframe thinking patterns, enhancing wellness.
Call or for a free 15 minute consultation now - (249) 486-6439
Lisa Steels
Pre-Licensed Professional, MACP, HBA, BSc, IAYT-YT, PCP-IV

Location

Primary Location

Seahorse Counselling and Consulting

102-1509 Cliffe Avenue

Courtenay, BC V9N

(249) 486-6439

Nearby Areas

Postal Codes

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I offer in-person or virtual sessions, where you choose the preference. My availability is Thursday and Friday, with alternative days.
Call for a free consultation now - (249) 486-6439
Lisa Steels
Pre-Licensed Professional, MACP, HBA, BSc, IAYT-YT, PCP-IV
"
I offer in-person or virtual sessions, where you choose the preference. My availability is Thursday and Friday, with alternative days.
Call for a free consultation now - (249) 486-6439
Lisa Steels
Pre-Licensed Professional, MACP, HBA, BSc, IAYT-YT, PCP-IV
Last Modified: 8 Apr 2024