Lauren Kniewasser
Counsellor, MA, RCC Verified
Victoria, BC V8V
Offers online therapy
Hey there! I am a settler from unceded Algonquin territory and am now living on the unceded territory of the Syilx people of the Okanagan Nation. I am a strong believer in social justice and I work with those who want support with anxiety, depression, trauma, systemic oppression and bullying, substance use, family and relational conflict, LGBTQ2S+ identity, attachment wounds, and whatever you feel you need support with. I love nature and outdoor sports, expressing myself through art, and laughing with friends. Humour and playing help me feel alive and most like myself.
(579) 977-1144
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Victoria, BC V8V
Offers online therapy
Hey there! I am a settler from unceded Algonquin territory and am now living on the unceded territory of the Syilx people of the Okanagan Nation. I am a strong believer in social justice and I work with those who want support with anxiety, depression, trauma, systemic oppression and bullying, substance use, family and relational conflict, LGBTQ2S+ identity, attachment wounds, and whatever you feel you need support with. I love nature and outdoor sports, expressing myself through art, and laughing with friends. Humour and playing help me feel alive and most like myself.
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Sea Change Wellness
Counsellor, MSC RCC Verified
Office is near:
Victoria, BC V8N
Offers online therapy
Christine Clarke has been supporting individuals in making positive change for over 15 years. This has included addressing concerns such as trauma and abuse, depression and anxiety, substance use, grief and loss, as well as parenting and relationship challenges.
(778) 902-8504
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Office is near:
Victoria, BC V8N
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Christine Clarke has been supporting individuals in making positive change for over 15 years. This has included addressing concerns such as trauma and abuse, depression and anxiety, substance use, grief and loss, as well as parenting and relationship challenges.
John Reilly
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW RSW Verified
Victoria, BC V8V
Offers online therapy
Do you see yourself as being held back from feeling fully alive and achieving your fullest potential in personal relationships or work and leisure pursuits, or are your experiences living within the complexity of our world today creating difficulties for you? I provide individual counselling and therapy for individuals seeking greater vitality in their lives. I have experience in supporting people recovering from trauma, problematic substance use, anxiety, depression and relationship issues. My skills provide an eclectic palate through which to engage an individual in creative processes of transformation.
(587) 328-1294
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Victoria, BC V8V
Offers online therapy
Do you see yourself as being held back from feeling fully alive and achieving your fullest potential in personal relationships or work and leisure pursuits, or are your experiences living within the complexity of our world today creating difficulties for you? I provide individual counselling and therapy for individuals seeking greater vitality in their lives. I have experience in supporting people recovering from trauma, problematic substance use, anxiety, depression and relationship issues. My skills provide an eclectic palate through which to engage an individual in creative processes of transformation.
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Lloyd Russell
Drug & Alcohol Counsellor, RSW, CCAC Verified
Victoria, BC V8R
Offers online therapy
Are you feeling stuck or resentful towards yourself or others? Do you need a space to confront the distress in your life - whether it's alcohol or substance use, depression, anxiety, family issues, or other issues deep within yourself? I believe most people innately know what to do to live a happy life, and be free of the problems that hold them back. There is good news...addiction can be treated. There are many options and resources available. I can help. I am a Registered Social Worker and a Canadian Certified Addiction Counsellor.
(778) 608-5874
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Victoria, BC V8R
Offers online therapy
Are you feeling stuck or resentful towards yourself or others? Do you need a space to confront the distress in your life - whether it's alcohol or substance use, depression, anxiety, family issues, or other issues deep within yourself? I believe most people innately know what to do to live a happy life, and be free of the problems that hold them back. There is good news...addiction can be treated. There are many options and resources available. I can help. I am a Registered Social Worker and a Canadian Certified Addiction Counsellor.
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Serena Polt
Counsellor, RCC, MA, BSc, BEd, BA Verified
Victoria, BC V8Z
Offers online therapy
My clients are people suffering from addictions, anxiety, depression, ADHD, eating disorders and also the families of those affected by substance-use issues. Generally, the goal of my clients is to find more peace and freedom in their lives. It is possible to overcome anxiety and depression and live the life you imagine for yourself. You can stop using alcohol, drugs and food in ways that harm you or those around you.
(782) 823-3013
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Victoria, BC V8Z
Offers online therapy
My clients are people suffering from addictions, anxiety, depression, ADHD, eating disorders and also the families of those affected by substance-use issues. Generally, the goal of my clients is to find more peace and freedom in their lives. It is possible to overcome anxiety and depression and live the life you imagine for yourself. You can stop using alcohol, drugs and food in ways that harm you or those around you.
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Alexander Wellness Consulting
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, RSW, RCC Verified
Victoria, BC V8P
Offers online therapy
Quite often clients come to see me because of concerns/distress about symptoms like alcohol/substance use, anxiety, depression, relational conflict, to mention only a few.
Please note I am currently only providing on-line counselling via Skype and Zoom. I bring to my practice a welcoming and friendly personal style that puts clients at ease allowing them to communicate their needs and goals within a safe non-judgmental atmosphere. I worked in many clinical health care settings before venturing into private practice, which has brought into my work a well rounded breadth of clinical experience, including a wide array of therapeutic approaches, that I have successfully integrated while working with with hundreds of clients over the past 26 plus years.
(604) 260-2041
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Victoria, BC V8P
Offers online therapy
Quite often clients come to see me because of concerns/distress about symptoms like alcohol/substance use, anxiety, depression, relational conflict, to mention only a few.
Please note I am currently only providing on-line counselling via Skype and Zoom. I bring to my practice a welcoming and friendly personal style that puts clients at ease allowing them to communicate their needs and goals within a safe non-judgmental atmosphere. I worked in many clinical health care settings before venturing into private practice, which has brought into my work a well rounded breadth of clinical experience, including a wide array of therapeutic approaches, that I have successfully integrated while working with with hundreds of clients over the past 26 plus years.
Sue Donaldson
Drug & Alcohol Counsellor, RSW, CCAC, ICADC, CEC, CIP Verified
Victoria, BC V8T
Offers online therapy
Pegasus Recovery Solutions offers a range of comprehensive services to treat individuals whom are dealing with a substance use disorder, and also provides education and support to their affected family members. Sue Donaldson, founder and director, is an addictions treatment specialist with 25 years of experience leading the team of excellent professionals at Pegasus.
(778) 403-7594
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Victoria, BC V8T
Offers online therapy
Pegasus Recovery Solutions offers a range of comprehensive services to treat individuals whom are dealing with a substance use disorder, and also provides education and support to their affected family members. Sue Donaldson, founder and director, is an addictions treatment specialist with 25 years of experience leading the team of excellent professionals at Pegasus.
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Clayton Campbell
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, RSW, CCAC Verified
Victoria, BC V8T
Offers online therapy
Waitlist for new clients
Hello! Are you or a loved one experiencing negative consequences as a result of substance use issues? Maybe you aren’t sure if you’re ready to quit or how to do it. No matter what you are experiencing in relation to substance use or addiction issues, it can be terribly frightening and stressful when considering change. Well, change is possible and you are capable of increasing your sense of joy, fulfillment, self-esteem, productivity, and connection with your loved ones. I know because I have been through it. Recovery has provided me and countless others a life free from active addiction.
(579) 300-2008
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Victoria, BC V8T
Offers online therapy
Waitlist for new clients
Hello! Are you or a loved one experiencing negative consequences as a result of substance use issues? Maybe you aren’t sure if you’re ready to quit or how to do it. No matter what you are experiencing in relation to substance use or addiction issues, it can be terribly frightening and stressful when considering change. Well, change is possible and you are capable of increasing your sense of joy, fulfillment, self-esteem, productivity, and connection with your loved ones. I know because I have been through it. Recovery has provided me and countless others a life free from active addiction.
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Debbie Leung
Psychologist, PhD, RPsych Verified
Office is near:
Victoria, BC V8Z
Offers online therapy
I am a Registered Psychologist and director of Wise Mind Centre, a Vancouver-based service that provides primarily cognitive behavior therapy (CBT) and comprehensive dialectical behavior therapy (DBT) to adolescents and adult clients and their loved ones. I work with clients who struggle with a variety of psychological problems, including anxiety, OCD, stress, depression, substance use, life transitions, parenting difficulties, self-harm behavior, suicidal ideations, PTSD, interpersonal difficulties, emotion regulation difficulties, and borderline personality disorder. My service could be offered in both English and Chinese.
(877) 594-7727
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Office is near:
Victoria, BC V8Z
Offers online therapy
I am a Registered Psychologist and director of Wise Mind Centre, a Vancouver-based service that provides primarily cognitive behavior therapy (CBT) and comprehensive dialectical behavior therapy (DBT) to adolescents and adult clients and their loved ones. I work with clients who struggle with a variety of psychological problems, including anxiety, OCD, stress, depression, substance use, life transitions, parenting difficulties, self-harm behavior, suicidal ideations, PTSD, interpersonal difficulties, emotion regulation difficulties, and borderline personality disorder. My service could be offered in both English and Chinese.
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Mike Mathers
Counsellor, MSc, MA, RCC Verified
Office is near:
Victoria, BC V8N
If you or a loved one are suffering from addictions or are concerned about emotional well being please get in touch for a FREE 20 minute phone consult. I am a Counsellor with 15 years of experience working in residential and outpatient treatment programs with both individuals and groups. I have a passion for helping individuals and families impacted by substance use disorders as well as for supporting first responders and other public safety personnel dealing with operational stress injuries.
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Office is near:
Victoria, BC V8N
If you or a loved one are suffering from addictions or are concerned about emotional well being please get in touch for a FREE 20 minute phone consult. I am a Counsellor with 15 years of experience working in residential and outpatient treatment programs with both individuals and groups. I have a passion for helping individuals and families impacted by substance use disorders as well as for supporting first responders and other public safety personnel dealing with operational stress injuries.
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Natasha Carville
Counsellor, MA, CCC Verified
Victoria, BC V8P
Offers online therapy
"Happiness is not something ready made. It comes from your own actions"- Dalai Lama. Life can be challenging. Navigating those challenges can feel overwhelming at times, but you do not have to do it alone. Reaching out takes a tremendous amount of courage and I would be honoured to be a part of your healing journey. I believe that a strong therapeutic connection contributes greatly to healing and that it is essential to meet clients where they are at in their own personal journey and work forward together.
(778) 767-2368
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Victoria, BC V8P
Offers online therapy
"Happiness is not something ready made. It comes from your own actions"- Dalai Lama. Life can be challenging. Navigating those challenges can feel overwhelming at times, but you do not have to do it alone. Reaching out takes a tremendous amount of courage and I would be honoured to be a part of your healing journey. I believe that a strong therapeutic connection contributes greatly to healing and that it is essential to meet clients where they are at in their own personal journey and work forward together.
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David A Burns
Drug & Alcohol Counsellor, MA, ICADC, CCS-AC, CCAC, CSAT Verified
Victoria, BC V9A
Is addiction is complicating your life? And your busy career, family and lifestyle won’t give you time to get better? We will help you to regain control of your chaos, reset your roadmap and get you back on track. We can also help when your life is affected by someone else’s addiction. We are evidence-based, confidential and effective.
(778) 400-5231
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Victoria, BC V9A
Is addiction is complicating your life? And your busy career, family and lifestyle won’t give you time to get better? We will help you to regain control of your chaos, reset your roadmap and get you back on track. We can also help when your life is affected by someone else’s addiction. We are evidence-based, confidential and effective.
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Hanna Shapiro
Counsellor, MA, RCC Verified
Victoria, BC V8W
Offers online therapy
I am an RCC specializing in treating addiction, trauma, mood disorders, and interpersonal issues. My approach is rooted in the belief that a greater awareness of where our actions and reactions come from can give us the power to change. I work with my clients to understand how their attachment styles and life experiences have informed how they relate to others and to themselves. With this knowledge we work together to address unwanted behaviours and implement new coping skills for emotional regulation and communication.
(778) 901-6254
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Victoria, BC V8W
Offers online therapy
I am an RCC specializing in treating addiction, trauma, mood disorders, and interpersonal issues. My approach is rooted in the belief that a greater awareness of where our actions and reactions come from can give us the power to change. I work with my clients to understand how their attachment styles and life experiences have informed how they relate to others and to themselves. With this knowledge we work together to address unwanted behaviours and implement new coping skills for emotional regulation and communication.
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Jake McPhee
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, RSW Verified
Victoria, BC V9B
Offers online therapy
I have been working as a social worker (MSW) for 7+ years and have extensive history working with substance addictions & all forms of mental health. I aim to create a space where you can have a real, intentional, meaningful experience; Where you can be met where you are at, and served with compassion and integrity. I have experience as a crisis counsellor & practice CBT, MI and ACT modalities. I have worked with a diverse population of people, LGBTQ folks, people experiencing homelessness, those with severe mental health challenges and First Nations communities. I approach my work with care, compassion and a dash of humor.
(289) 207-6416
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Victoria, BC V9B
Offers online therapy
I have been working as a social worker (MSW) for 7+ years and have extensive history working with substance addictions & all forms of mental health. I aim to create a space where you can have a real, intentional, meaningful experience; Where you can be met where you are at, and served with compassion and integrity. I have experience as a crisis counsellor & practice CBT, MI and ACT modalities. I have worked with a diverse population of people, LGBTQ folks, people experiencing homelessness, those with severe mental health challenges and First Nations communities. I approach my work with care, compassion and a dash of humor.
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W. Craig Norris
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, PhD, MSW, RCSW Verified
Victoria, BC V9B
Offers online therapy
Dr. W. Craig Norris primarily works with individuals who have experienced some form of trauma. Many of his clients seek help from him due to troublesome symptoms such as poor sleep, nightmares, mood issues, intrusive thoughts, high startle response, suicidal thoughts, and problems with irritability and anger. Some of his clients have also turned to alcohol or drugs to cope with their symptoms and some have experienced increased conflict with loved ones, family, and friends. Dr. Norris's clients reach out to him for help because they have decided that they want things to change for the better.
(289) 512-2649
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Victoria, BC V9B
Offers online therapy
Dr. W. Craig Norris primarily works with individuals who have experienced some form of trauma. Many of his clients seek help from him due to troublesome symptoms such as poor sleep, nightmares, mood issues, intrusive thoughts, high startle response, suicidal thoughts, and problems with irritability and anger. Some of his clients have also turned to alcohol or drugs to cope with their symptoms and some have experienced increased conflict with loved ones, family, and friends. Dr. Norris's clients reach out to him for help because they have decided that they want things to change for the better.
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Beckham Ronaghan
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW , RSW , BAH Verified
Victoria, BC V9A
Offers online therapy
Everyone has the ability to change. This is your process; I am here to guide you toward your goals. Past traumatic experiences often leave us stuck in patterns that hold us back from enjoying life. With my clinical knowledge and personable approach, we will work together to figure out a plan forward. I am a Registered Social Worker with expertise in addictions, concurrent disorders, and family-focused treatment. I am an advocate for and a member of the LGBTQ+ community and am passionate about working with individuals and families to strengthen relationships.
(778) 902-4672
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Victoria, BC V9A
Offers online therapy
Everyone has the ability to change. This is your process; I am here to guide you toward your goals. Past traumatic experiences often leave us stuck in patterns that hold us back from enjoying life. With my clinical knowledge and personable approach, we will work together to figure out a plan forward. I am a Registered Social Worker with expertise in addictions, concurrent disorders, and family-focused treatment. I am an advocate for and a member of the LGBTQ+ community and am passionate about working with individuals and families to strengthen relationships.
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Gina Vanderham
Counsellor Verified
Office is near:
Victoria, BC V8N
Hello! I look forward to helping you on your healing journey. I promise you my best: expert, efficient and effective, professional care. Your personal problems may have to do with your mood, addiction, relationships, codependency, self esteem , trauma, abuse or addiction or anything else! You can gain self compassion, self confidence, and build a life worth living in a few sessions. I use cutting edge evidence based and proven methods such as DBT, CBT, EMDR and EFT, mindfulness, somatic therapy to help you ASAP.
(866) 241-0315
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Office is near:
Victoria, BC V8N
Hello! I look forward to helping you on your healing journey. I promise you my best: expert, efficient and effective, professional care. Your personal problems may have to do with your mood, addiction, relationships, codependency, self esteem , trauma, abuse or addiction or anything else! You can gain self compassion, self confidence, and build a life worth living in a few sessions. I use cutting edge evidence based and proven methods such as DBT, CBT, EMDR and EFT, mindfulness, somatic therapy to help you ASAP.
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Plum Blossom Counselling
Counsellor, MA, RCC, CSAT Verified
Victoria, BC V9A
Offers online therapy
Do you feel you’re not living the life that you want for yourself? Do you find that you repeat patterns of behaviour that you realize aren’t serving you and are keeping you from meaningful connections and intimate relationships? I can help you heal from substance and behavioural addictions (compulsive sexual behaviours, problematic pornography use, intimacy disorders), childhood, attachment, and/or family of origin wounds, unhealthy financial behaviours, mental health diagnosis (depression, anxiety, etc.), and trauma.
(587) 404-4712
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Victoria, BC V9A
Offers online therapy
Do you feel you’re not living the life that you want for yourself? Do you find that you repeat patterns of behaviour that you realize aren’t serving you and are keeping you from meaningful connections and intimate relationships? I can help you heal from substance and behavioural addictions (compulsive sexual behaviours, problematic pornography use, intimacy disorders), childhood, attachment, and/or family of origin wounds, unhealthy financial behaviours, mental health diagnosis (depression, anxiety, etc.), and trauma.
Meghan Richey
Counsellor, MA, RCC, CCC Verified
Victoria, BC V8V
Offers online therapy
Our mental, emotional, physical and spiritual health are deeply connected. Building and maintaining health and wellbeing requires an understanding of these connections and the ways that your personal history, relationships, environment, and communities play important roles. If you are struggling with depression, anxiety, trauma, or any challenging life circumstances, exploration into the underlying sources as well as present-focused tools to manage these difficulties can help on the path to healing and greater vitality.
(587) 874-0558
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Victoria, BC V8V
Offers online therapy
Our mental, emotional, physical and spiritual health are deeply connected. Building and maintaining health and wellbeing requires an understanding of these connections and the ways that your personal history, relationships, environment, and communities play important roles. If you are struggling with depression, anxiety, trauma, or any challenging life circumstances, exploration into the underlying sources as well as present-focused tools to manage these difficulties can help on the path to healing and greater vitality.
Kala McKenzie
Counsellor, MA, RCC Verified
Victoria, BC V8T
Offers online therapy
There are many reasons to see a counsellor. Sometimes parts of life are overwhelming, and you just need to talk with someone who is not tangled in all of the complications. Sometimes there is just one issue that is causing you to lose sleep, and a couple quick sessions will bring peaceful resolution. Maybe parts of your past are haunting you, and you want to talk to an unbiased, empathetic person who can help you find peace. As a counsellor, I am a compassionate listener who is trained to recognize details that may perpetuate unrest. I am here to help you find genuine, true peace in your life.
(587) 812-8463
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Victoria, BC V8T
Offers online therapy
There are many reasons to see a counsellor. Sometimes parts of life are overwhelming, and you just need to talk with someone who is not tangled in all of the complications. Sometimes there is just one issue that is causing you to lose sleep, and a couple quick sessions will bring peaceful resolution. Maybe parts of your past are haunting you, and you want to talk to an unbiased, empathetic person who can help you find peace. As a counsellor, I am a compassionate listener who is trained to recognize details that may perpetuate unrest. I am here to help you find genuine, true peace in your life.

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