Kathryn Joy Atkinson

Counsellor, MA, RCC

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Kathryn Joy Atkinson

Counsellor, MA, RCC

She/Her/Hers


Location

Offers online therapy

Red Canoe Clinic
2-4488 Wellington Road
Nanaimo, BC V9T
(778) 718-5446

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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.
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.
Island Clinical Counselling is currently accepting new clients for our workshops. We also hold a cancellation list for openings for individual sessions. Take the first step and get the support that you need and call now. We also have intern counsellors available for clients ages 11 and up. Kathryn is also providing clinical supervision online.
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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: 10 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

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 Workshop

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

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Location

Red Canoe Clinic
2-4488 Wellington Road
Nanaimo, BC V9T
(778) 718-5446
Offers online therapy

Nearby Areas

This location is easily accessible from:

Website
Specialties
  • Obsessive-Compulsive (OCD)
  • Impulse Control Disorders
  • Trauma and PTSD
Issues
  • ADHD
  • Addiction
  • Alcohol Use
  • Anxiety
  • Asperger's Syndrome
  • Autism
  • Behavioural Issues
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Borderline Personality
  • Career Guidance
  • Child
  • Chronic Illness
  • Chronic Impulsivity
  • Coping Skills
  • Depression
  • Developmental Disorders
  • Diverse Abilities such as ASD, ID, and FASD
  • Dual Diagnosis
  • Eating Disorders
  • Emotional Disturbance
  • Family Conflict
  • Gambling
  • Grief
  • Hoarding
  • Intellectual Disability
  • Internet Addiction
  • Learning Disabilities
  • Life Transitions
  • Marital and Premarital
  • Parenting
  • Peer Relationships
  • Relationship Issues
  • School Issues
  • Self Esteem
  • Self-Harming
  • Sexual Abuse
  • Sexual Addiction
  • Sleep or Insomnia
  • Spirituality
  • Stress
  • Substance Use
  • Suicidal Ideation
  • Tics and Tourette's
  • Transgender
  • Video Game Addiction
  • Women's Issues
Mental Health
  • Dissociative Disorders
  • 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
  • Applied Behavioural Analysis
  • Attachment-based
  • CBIT for Tics and Tourette's
  • Clinical Supervision and Licensed Supervisors -
  • Cognitive Behavioural (CBT)
  • Compassion Focused
  • Culturally Sensitive
  • Dialectical (DBT)
  • Exposure Response Prevention
  • Family / Marital
  • Habit Reversal
  • Motivational Interviewing
  • Narrative
  • Person-Centered
  • Play Therapy
  • Psychodynamic
  • Rational Emotive Behaviour (REBT)
  • Relational
  • Strength-Based
  • Trauma Focused
Modality
  • Individuals
  • Couples
  • Family

Links

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Last Modified: 18 Nov 2021
Kathryn Joy Atkinson, MA, RCC, Counsellor in Nanaimo
Kathryn Joy Atkinson

Counsellor, MA, RCC