Ian Gartshore
Marriage & Family Therapist, MTh Verified
Verified
Nanaimo, BC V9R
When life is difficult the resulting symptoms usually include depression, anxiety, fear, anger and/or withdrawal. Rather than avoiding these states I have helped hundreds of clients turn them into resources, significantly improving their lives --usually after only a few sessions. I have 25+ years experience working with couples, individuals, families and groups, and have supervised 20+ new therapists. I specialize with couples, helping them to move beyond arguing, tension, anger, resentment and distancing into happy couples. My clients turn their problems into workable solutions. Free tips: www.shorecounselling.ca.
Suicidal Ideation
(855) 336-1330
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Nanaimo, BC V9R
Suicidal Ideation
When life is difficult the resulting symptoms usually include depression, anxiety, fear, anger and/or withdrawal. Rather than avoiding these states I have helped hundreds of clients turn them into resources, significantly improving their lives --usually after only a few sessions. I have 25+ years experience working with couples, individuals, families and groups, and have supervised 20+ new therapists. I specialize with couples, helping them to move beyond arguing, tension, anger, resentment and distancing into happy couples. My clients turn their problems into workable solutions. Free tips: www.shorecounselling.ca.
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Atwal Counselling and Consulting Inc.
Counsellor, MCP, RCC Verified
Verified
Office is near:
Nanaimo, BC V9R
Taking the first step towards counselling can seem overwhelming when faced with issues that prevent you from living the life you had imagined. I believe that one has the courage and compassion to break that cycle and move towards healing. I am Registered Clinical Counsellor with experience working with children, youth, families, and individuals. I have worked as a therapist and a group facilitator with vulnerable populations. If you are dealing with depression, anxiety, parent-teen conflict, trauma, separation, grief and loss, life transitions, relationship conflict, know that change, growth and healing are possible.
Suicidal Ideation
(604) 373-4536
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Office is near:
Nanaimo, BC V9R
Suicidal Ideation
Taking the first step towards counselling can seem overwhelming when faced with issues that prevent you from living the life you had imagined. I believe that one has the courage and compassion to break that cycle and move towards healing. I am Registered Clinical Counsellor with experience working with children, youth, families, and individuals. I have worked as a therapist and a group facilitator with vulnerable populations. If you are dealing with depression, anxiety, parent-teen conflict, trauma, separation, grief and loss, life transitions, relationship conflict, know that change, growth and healing are possible.
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Angelina Landry
Counsellor, MA, RCC Verified
Verified
Nanaimo, BC V9S
I am a licensed Psychotherapist with a Master of Arts degree in Counselling Psychology. I specialize in working with adults and older adolescents who are experiencing difficulty with Depression, Anxiety, Panic, Eating concerns, Grief and loss, Relationship challenges, and Interpersonal trauma. Most of my experience has been working with individuals who have been distressed for some time, but who have Internal capacity to address problems in many areas of life. I work from a psychodynamic orientation which endeavours to facilitate more satisfying relationships, placing goals within reach, and making freedom attainable.
Suicidal Ideation
(778) 715-5129
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Nanaimo, BC V9S
Suicidal Ideation
I am a licensed Psychotherapist with a Master of Arts degree in Counselling Psychology. I specialize in working with adults and older adolescents who are experiencing difficulty with Depression, Anxiety, Panic, Eating concerns, Grief and loss, Relationship challenges, and Interpersonal trauma. Most of my experience has been working with individuals who have been distressed for some time, but who have Internal capacity to address problems in many areas of life. I work from a psychodynamic orientation which endeavours to facilitate more satisfying relationships, placing goals within reach, and making freedom attainable.
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Ycha Gil
Counsellor, BCRCC Verified
Verified
Nanaimo, BC V9T
Let’s work together to explore the challenges creating uneasiness, confusion and pain in your life. We will work in a comfortable, accepting space to create a meaningful, grounding experience to help you gain new awareness, explore choices and promote positive and rewarding change and self-care. Traditional talk therapies are not the only way to explore your story, and I often use sand play, art, storytelling, journaling, metaphor and imagery to reach a deeper understanding.
Suicidal Ideation
(778) 784-4191
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Nanaimo, BC V9T
Suicidal Ideation
Let’s work together to explore the challenges creating uneasiness, confusion and pain in your life. We will work in a comfortable, accepting space to create a meaningful, grounding experience to help you gain new awareness, explore choices and promote positive and rewarding change and self-care. Traditional talk therapies are not the only way to explore your story, and I often use sand play, art, storytelling, journaling, metaphor and imagery to reach a deeper understanding.
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Kathryn Joy Atkinson
Counsellor, MA, RCC Verified
Verified
Nanaimo, BC V9R
Island Clinical Counselling is now accepting clients onto a waitlist. New clients will be seen in Spring, 2021. Contact to reserve a spot. 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.
Suicidal Ideation
(778) 718-5446
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Nanaimo, BC V9R
Suicidal Ideation
Island Clinical Counselling is now accepting clients onto a waitlist. New clients will be seen in Spring, 2021. Contact to reserve a spot. 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.
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Chloe McKinley
Counsellor, RCC Verified
Verified
Office is near:
Nanaimo, BC V9R
Chloe McKinley, a registered clinical counsellor (RCC) and behavioural consultant, offers a unique therapeutic approach for individuals and families seeking counselling support. Chloe specializes in addressing the psychological needs of children, adolescents, adults, couples, and families, embracing cultural and gender diverse LGBTQ2 communities. She is one of the few counsellors on Vancouver Island to offer both clinical counselling and behavioural consultation. Chloe also serves as part of the multidisciplinary team known as Cowichan Autism Team Services (CATS). CATS welcomes collaboration and is accepting referrals.
Suicidal Ideation
(778) 488-5349
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Nanaimo, BC V9R
Suicidal Ideation
Chloe McKinley, a registered clinical counsellor (RCC) and behavioural consultant, offers a unique therapeutic approach for individuals and families seeking counselling support. Chloe specializes in addressing the psychological needs of children, adolescents, adults, couples, and families, embracing cultural and gender diverse LGBTQ2 communities. She is one of the few counsellors on Vancouver Island to offer both clinical counselling and behavioural consultation. Chloe also serves as part of the multidisciplinary team known as Cowichan Autism Team Services (CATS). CATS welcomes collaboration and is accepting referrals.
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Gina Janzen Psychology Services
Psychologist, PhD, RPsych Verified
Verified
Nanaimo, BC V9R
I have been working as a registered psychologist since 2008. It's important to me to create a safe, caring respectful environment where anyone, no matter who they are, feels welcome. The relationship between us is one of the most important factors in determining how helpful counselling with me will be. Clients often come to me with anxiety, depression, traumatic experiences, difficulties with life transitions, and grief or loss. We will work together to develop a plan to deal effectively with the issues that bring you to see me. (Can also contact by Fax: 250.984.0859)
Suicidal Ideation
(250) 739-3666
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Nanaimo, BC V9R
Suicidal Ideation
I have been working as a registered psychologist since 2008. It's important to me to create a safe, caring respectful environment where anyone, no matter who they are, feels welcome. The relationship between us is one of the most important factors in determining how helpful counselling with me will be. Clients often come to me with anxiety, depression, traumatic experiences, difficulties with life transitions, and grief or loss. We will work together to develop a plan to deal effectively with the issues that bring you to see me. (Can also contact by Fax: 250.984.0859)
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Emilie Kemlo Psychologist
Psychologist, MA, R, Psych Verified
Verified
Office is near:
Nanaimo, BC V9T
Emilie Kemlo, Psychologist is a dedicated specialist in emotionally based trauma release work for 36 years with all ages,nationalities, and income levels, using a sliding scale fee, low rates and immediate availability. She is registered with College of Psychologists of BC, worked at Counseling Center of Tokyo, Tokyo International University, and in Vancouver and Victoria, B.C. with a deep understanding of all psychological issues, both Western, First Nations and multicultural Asian issues in health, sex, work and relationships. She was a founding teacher of BC School of Art Therapy, Victoria, and uses Bioenergetic Analysis, visual language and various psychotherapeutic approaches.
Suicidal Ideation
(855) 982-0964
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Office is near:
Nanaimo, BC V9T
Suicidal Ideation
Emilie Kemlo, Psychologist is a dedicated specialist in emotionally based trauma release work for 36 years with all ages,nationalities, and income levels, using a sliding scale fee, low rates and immediate availability. She is registered with College of Psychologists of BC, worked at Counseling Center of Tokyo, Tokyo International University, and in Vancouver and Victoria, B.C. with a deep understanding of all psychological issues, both Western, First Nations and multicultural Asian issues in health, sex, work and relationships. She was a founding teacher of BC School of Art Therapy, Victoria, and uses Bioenergetic Analysis, visual language and various psychotherapeutic approaches.
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Jennifer Hoffman
Counsellor, BSc, MC, CCC Verified
Verified
Office is near:
Nanaimo, BC V9S
I specialize in providing quality online counselling and therapy. I am experienced in helping people to relieve anxiety and depression, process grief and losses, modify lifestyle habits, cultivate healthy relationships and reduce stress. I offer a safe, non-judgmental and inclusive environment, with an emphasis on self-compassion and self-care. My services are available to adults and adolescents anywhere in BC.
Suicidal Ideation
(778) 348-7548
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Office is near:
Nanaimo, BC V9S
Suicidal Ideation
I specialize in providing quality online counselling and therapy. I am experienced in helping people to relieve anxiety and depression, process grief and losses, modify lifestyle habits, cultivate healthy relationships and reduce stress. I offer a safe, non-judgmental and inclusive environment, with an emphasis on self-compassion and self-care. My services are available to adults and adolescents anywhere in BC.
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Pauline Goh
Counsellor, MA, RCC, FOT Verified
Verified
Nanaimo, BC V9R
You may be bumping into challenges, hurdles, and fears, and noticing unhealthy repetitive patterns which are in the way of the life you truly want. I can support you to gently explore all those parts of you with curiosity and non judgement. My work is not informed by a diagnostic lens with labels; rather, it references the client as a "whole" being on their own unique human journey. I look forward to accompanying you on your healing journey, to tap into your implicit body-mind knowing and what is present in your body to deepen your awareness and consciousness.
Suicidal Ideation
(855) 997-7100
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Nanaimo, BC V9R
Suicidal Ideation
You may be bumping into challenges, hurdles, and fears, and noticing unhealthy repetitive patterns which are in the way of the life you truly want. I can support you to gently explore all those parts of you with curiosity and non judgement. My work is not informed by a diagnostic lens with labels; rather, it references the client as a "whole" being on their own unique human journey. I look forward to accompanying you on your healing journey, to tap into your implicit body-mind knowing and what is present in your body to deepen your awareness and consciousness.
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Des Lynch
Counsellor, HBSW, BA, RCC, RSW Verified
Verified
Office is near:
Nanaimo, BC V9R
Do you sometimes feel overwhelmed, stressed, or depressed. Are you unhappy in your relationship. Are you or a family member abusing alcohol or mood-altering drugs. I offer a safe, relaxed and confidential environment to talk through your challenges and learn new coping strategies to build resilience in your life.
Suicidal Ideation
(778) 765-3127
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Office is near:
Nanaimo, BC V9R
Suicidal Ideation
Do you sometimes feel overwhelmed, stressed, or depressed. Are you unhappy in your relationship. Are you or a family member abusing alcohol or mood-altering drugs. I offer a safe, relaxed and confidential environment to talk through your challenges and learn new coping strategies to build resilience in your life.
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Carly Degenstein
Counsellor, MA , RCC Verified
Verified
Office is near:
Nanaimo, BC V9X
Are you ready to feel clear, whole & deeply connected to yourself + life? I am an experienced clinical counsellor providing compassionate, trauma-informed counselling to residents of British Columbia. My therapeutic approach is mind-body integrated & underscored by radical empathy, self-leadership principles and leading neuroscientific understanding. By cultivating a safe, respectful space to explore and understand your needs, selfhood and the patterns keeping you stuck, we will hone your innate capacity to break free from suffering and connect to your ideal self and purpose. I would be honored to help you come home to yourself :)
Suicidal Ideation
(778) 767-5881
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Office is near:
Nanaimo, BC V9X
Suicidal Ideation
Are you ready to feel clear, whole & deeply connected to yourself + life? I am an experienced clinical counsellor providing compassionate, trauma-informed counselling to residents of British Columbia. My therapeutic approach is mind-body integrated & underscored by radical empathy, self-leadership principles and leading neuroscientific understanding. By cultivating a safe, respectful space to explore and understand your needs, selfhood and the patterns keeping you stuck, we will hone your innate capacity to break free from suffering and connect to your ideal self and purpose. I would be honored to help you come home to yourself :)
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Carla J. Freundlich
Counsellor, MA, RCC Verified
Verified
Office is near:
Nanaimo, BC V9R
I would love to meet you and offer you real change and skills to move you forward into wholeness and freedom. I believe the best healing involves all parts of us; mind, body, emotions and spirit. In our fast-paced society, opportunities to be deeply heard, respected and affirmed are scarce. I help clients from a position of respect and non-judgemental curiosity, while clarifying core beliefs, values and goals for change. The tools I have to offer are evidence-based and scientifically proven.
Suicidal Ideation
(604) 706-2527
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Office is near:
Nanaimo, BC V9R
Suicidal Ideation
I would love to meet you and offer you real change and skills to move you forward into wholeness and freedom. I believe the best healing involves all parts of us; mind, body, emotions and spirit. In our fast-paced society, opportunities to be deeply heard, respected and affirmed are scarce. I help clients from a position of respect and non-judgemental curiosity, while clarifying core beliefs, values and goals for change. The tools I have to offer are evidence-based and scientifically proven.
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Monique Hoving-Smeets
Counsellor, MAMFT Verified
Verified
Nanaimo, BC V9V
Life can throw some unexpected curve balls that can impact us in ways we did not anticipate. This can range from certain family dynamics that have shaped and impacted us in ways that is less than desirable to traumatic or distressing events that are impacting us on a daily basis. Such incidents could have taken place throughout life within the context of your social network, workplace or learning environments, church or religious affiliated organizations or even whilst driving. Through the use of various therapies we focus on reducing or eliminating impact and hopefully restoring life balance.
Suicidal Ideation
(604) 265-5856
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Nanaimo, BC V9V
Suicidal Ideation
Life can throw some unexpected curve balls that can impact us in ways we did not anticipate. This can range from certain family dynamics that have shaped and impacted us in ways that is less than desirable to traumatic or distressing events that are impacting us on a daily basis. Such incidents could have taken place throughout life within the context of your social network, workplace or learning environments, church or religious affiliated organizations or even whilst driving. Through the use of various therapies we focus on reducing or eliminating impact and hopefully restoring life balance.
Mia Maarika
Counsellor, RPC Verified
Verified
Nanaimo, BC V9R
We formulate beliefs about ourselves early in life. If we grow up in a nurturing and loving environment, individual beliefs might be that I am lovable, I am worthy and I deserve good things in life. Unfortunately, many of us grew up in families where our caregivers struggled with their own negative beliefs and were therefore not able to be there for us in a way that we needed them to be. Many people grow up thinking I am not worthy of love, connection or the good things in life.
Suicidal Ideation
(866) 948-9177
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Nanaimo, BC V9R
Suicidal Ideation
We formulate beliefs about ourselves early in life. If we grow up in a nurturing and loving environment, individual beliefs might be that I am lovable, I am worthy and I deserve good things in life. Unfortunately, many of us grew up in families where our caregivers struggled with their own negative beliefs and were therefore not able to be there for us in a way that we needed them to be. Many people grow up thinking I am not worthy of love, connection or the good things in life.
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Kyle Cheveldayoff
Psychologist, MCPsyc, MScReha, BScKin Verified
Verified
Office is near:
Nanaimo, BC V9R
Mind-Body Health: I assist people in developing three fundamental human "systems" of Mind, Body, and Spirit/Energy. These three interactive Systems work at the same time, like three cogs in a machine, and are somewhat unique to each person according to their outlook on life and the context they find themselves in. For example the Fear around COVID has brought forth additional stressors to impact these Systems by activating the sympathetic nervous system (the fight/flight/freeze stress response). Together we will develop practical life "experiments" to better activate these Systems for psychological flexibility (e.g., meditation)
Suicidal Ideation
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Office is near:
Nanaimo, BC V9R
Suicidal Ideation
Mind-Body Health: I assist people in developing three fundamental human "systems" of Mind, Body, and Spirit/Energy. These three interactive Systems work at the same time, like three cogs in a machine, and are somewhat unique to each person according to their outlook on life and the context they find themselves in. For example the Fear around COVID has brought forth additional stressors to impact these Systems by activating the sympathetic nervous system (the fight/flight/freeze stress response). Together we will develop practical life "experiments" to better activate these Systems for psychological flexibility (e.g., meditation)
Dean Henry Laviolette
Counsellor, MA, RCC Verified
Verified
Nanaimo, BC V9R
Hello, my name is Dean Laviolette and this is a counselling practice in Nanaimo, British Columbia, Canada. As a proud Metis, life is both precious and beautiful, just like you. Seeking counselling is an opportunity to unearth and rediscover who you really are. My approach is to build a therapeutic relationship based on trust and respect in a safe environment. Being empathetic and genuine is my commitment to quality of care to clients without being judgmental. The use of Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, and mindfulness-based approaches seem to help clients self-explore, become self-aware, and learn self-care.
Suicidal Ideation
(855) 336-1429
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Nanaimo, BC V9R
Suicidal Ideation
Hello, my name is Dean Laviolette and this is a counselling practice in Nanaimo, British Columbia, Canada. As a proud Metis, life is both precious and beautiful, just like you. Seeking counselling is an opportunity to unearth and rediscover who you really are. My approach is to build a therapeutic relationship based on trust and respect in a safe environment. Being empathetic and genuine is my commitment to quality of care to clients without being judgmental. The use of Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, and mindfulness-based approaches seem to help clients self-explore, become self-aware, and learn self-care.
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Megan Vandersluys
Counsellor, MEd, RCC Verified
Verified
Nanaimo, BC V9R
Hearing your child say "I wish I was never born! I hate you! I wish I was dead!" is one of the most painful experiences as a parent. After hearing this, you decided it was time to find some help for your child and yourself. You thought things were going to get better, but it hasn't and now you're worried that it's only going to get worse. The parental guilt is overwhelming. You're baffled by their big meltdowns and think that they need to learn some skills to cope with their feelings in a better way.
Suicidal Ideation
(778) 763-1446
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Nanaimo, BC V9R
Suicidal Ideation
Hearing your child say "I wish I was never born! I hate you! I wish I was dead!" is one of the most painful experiences as a parent. After hearing this, you decided it was time to find some help for your child and yourself. You thought things were going to get better, but it hasn't and now you're worried that it's only going to get worse. The parental guilt is overwhelming. You're baffled by their big meltdowns and think that they need to learn some skills to cope with their feelings in a better way.
Juliana Herlaar
Counsellor, RTC Verified
Verified
Nanaimo, BC V9R
Have you ever been described as ‘too sensitive’? Do you feel like you lose sight of who you are in relationship? Do you struggle with creating boundaries & communicating your needs? You may be a Highly Sensitive Person (HSP) or Empath. HSPs & Empaths are keenly tuned to the needs of other people. This can be exhausting which may lead to anxiety, depression & struggle with body image. My integrated approach helps you to filter through the endless information, advice & overwhelming pressures surrounding you by reconnecting to your body & intuition. Head on over to my website and grab my Free Guide to Boundaries.
Suicidal Ideation
(604) 210-6354
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Nanaimo, BC V9R
Suicidal Ideation
Have you ever been described as ‘too sensitive’? Do you feel like you lose sight of who you are in relationship? Do you struggle with creating boundaries & communicating your needs? You may be a Highly Sensitive Person (HSP) or Empath. HSPs & Empaths are keenly tuned to the needs of other people. This can be exhausting which may lead to anxiety, depression & struggle with body image. My integrated approach helps you to filter through the endless information, advice & overwhelming pressures surrounding you by reconnecting to your body & intuition. Head on over to my website and grab my Free Guide to Boundaries.
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Barb Foston
Counsellor, MA, RCC Verified
Verified
Nanaimo, BC V9R
Many of the individuals I see feel stuck and unsure of their capacity to manage life struggles independently. Providing a safe space in which to process these challenges nurtures hope and offers a sense of clarity. I intend for you to leave sessions feeling empowered to make decisions that bring you closer to living authentically. I engage with curiosity, sensitivity, warmth, and a bit of humour. I know that when you enter the room, you bring a wealth of experience that is unique to you. Therefore, consideration will be given to your individual characteristics, preferences, needs, beliefs, and abilities.
Suicidal Ideation
(778) 770-5348
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Nanaimo, BC V9R
Suicidal Ideation
Many of the individuals I see feel stuck and unsure of their capacity to manage life struggles independently. Providing a safe space in which to process these challenges nurtures hope and offers a sense of clarity. I intend for you to leave sessions feeling empowered to make decisions that bring you closer to living authentically. I engage with curiosity, sensitivity, warmth, and a bit of humour. I know that when you enter the room, you bring a wealth of experience that is unique to you. Therefore, consideration will be given to your individual characteristics, preferences, needs, beliefs, and abilities.

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Suicidal Ideation Counsellors
If you have suicidal thoughts and you're in Nanaimo, please call a Nanaimo counsellors from the list above.

Suicide is a tragic event with strong emotional repercussions for its survivors. Especially for parents of suicide victims, since so many suicides occur amongst young people and teenagers.

Learn more here about teenage suicide and suicide in general. Or contact a counsellor in Nanaimo who can help with counselling you or a family member or loved one who may have suicidal thoughts or suffer from suicidal ideation -or you just plain fear may take their life.

How can I tell if a therapist is right for me?
Therapists in Nanaimo are able to work with a wide range of issues.

For example, if you're seeking a marriage counsellor in Nanaimo you'll find that most therapists are trained in marriage counselling or couples counselling in Nanaimo and couples therapy. And they welcome families for family counselling in Nanaimo or family therapy in Nanaimo.