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Melanie Gale
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, BSW, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Penticton, BC V2A
Melanie offers counselling services for youth, adults, couples and families. Her approach is client-centered from a strength-based perspective and she views the client as the expert in his or her life. Melanie's approach is eclectic and she utilizes various therapies based on client strengths, personality and desired goals. Melanie believes that with a non-judgmental, respectful, supportive therapeutic relationship, every person can create positive change in his or her life. Melanie's main orientation of practice is Narrative Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Solution Focused Therapy as well as EMDR Therapy.
Melanie offers counselling services for youth, adults, couples and families. Her approach is client-centered from a strength-based perspective and she views the client as the expert in his or her life. Melanie's approach is eclectic and she utilizes various therapies based on client strengths, personality and desired goals. Melanie believes that with a non-judgmental, respectful, supportive therapeutic relationship, every person can create positive change in his or her life. Melanie's main orientation of practice is Narrative Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Solution Focused Therapy as well as EMDR Therapy.
(778) 655-4026 View (778) 655-4026
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Soul Centered Counselling & Holistic Services
Counsellor, RTC, BST
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Penticton, BC V2A
I work with those who are motivated, yet uncertain of their next steps. They desire or need someone trustworthy & integral to support them through their changes and growth. They are willing to put the action & effort into themselves for it. They are willing to risk stepping into the unknown. My ideal client wants a guide to their power and to move away from self-punishment. They are those who have become lost, wandering in circles of their hurt -- confused or disconnected from life in & around them - For these I am in service.
I work with those who are motivated, yet uncertain of their next steps. They desire or need someone trustworthy & integral to support them through their changes and growth. They are willing to put the action & effort into themselves for it. They are willing to risk stepping into the unknown. My ideal client wants a guide to their power and to move away from self-punishment. They are those who have become lost, wandering in circles of their hurt -- confused or disconnected from life in & around them - For these I am in service.
(604) 332-5159 View (604) 332-5159
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Steve King
Counsellor, BSc, RCC
Verified Verified
Penticton, BC V2A
I hold a Bachelor of Science Degree in Health & Human Services and have proudly served as a Registered Clinical Counsellor since 1989. In addition to my professional pursuits, I have also contributed significantly to the field of counselling and psychology through my authorship of several books and facilitating online resources on the important topics of PTSD, authenticity, and addiction. Furthermore, my passion for continuous growth and knowledge has led me to actively participate in countless work-related seminars and workshops, both as an attendee and presenter.
I hold a Bachelor of Science Degree in Health & Human Services and have proudly served as a Registered Clinical Counsellor since 1989. In addition to my professional pursuits, I have also contributed significantly to the field of counselling and psychology through my authorship of several books and facilitating online resources on the important topics of PTSD, authenticity, and addiction. Furthermore, my passion for continuous growth and knowledge has led me to actively participate in countless work-related seminars and workshops, both as an attendee and presenter.
(506) 497-2364 View (506) 497-2364
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Andrea Ballance
Pre-Licensed Professional, BSW, RSW, MACP(q)
Verified Verified
Penticton, BC V2A
Andrea is a Registered Social Worker with the British Columbia College of Social Workers (BCCSW) and holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Social Work from Thompson Rivers University. She has over 11 years of experience working with individuals, families, and groups in the non-profit and health sectors. Over the past 7 years, she has developed a passion for working with individuals who experience mental health and substance use challenges.
Andrea is a Registered Social Worker with the British Columbia College of Social Workers (BCCSW) and holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Social Work from Thompson Rivers University. She has over 11 years of experience working with individuals, families, and groups in the non-profit and health sectors. Over the past 7 years, she has developed a passion for working with individuals who experience mental health and substance use challenges.
(250) 490-7255 View (250) 490-7255
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Jonah Fox
Counsellor, MA, CCC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Penticton, BC V2A
I'm Jonah, a Canadian Certified Counsellor dedicated to supporting you through life's journey. Healing and growth can take place in many different contexts, and the one I offer is that of a genuine, authentic relationship. Within each and every person, there is inherent value. There is a story waiting to be heard and a journey longing to be witnessed. My approach is to meet people where they are and create a space where you feel heard, understood, and supported throughout our work together.
I'm Jonah, a Canadian Certified Counsellor dedicated to supporting you through life's journey. Healing and growth can take place in many different contexts, and the one I offer is that of a genuine, authentic relationship. Within each and every person, there is inherent value. There is a story waiting to be heard and a journey longing to be witnessed. My approach is to meet people where they are and create a space where you feel heard, understood, and supported throughout our work together.
(249) 294-1388 View (249) 294-1388
Sarah Krehel
Counsellor, MCP, RCC
Verified Verified
Penticton, BC V2A
I am dedicated to providing a compassionate, warm, and inclusive counselling experience where clients can express themselves and feel heard, seen and understood. I feel passionate about seeing others live a life that is meaningful to them and am honoured to support others through their healing process.
I am dedicated to providing a compassionate, warm, and inclusive counselling experience where clients can express themselves and feel heard, seen and understood. I feel passionate about seeing others live a life that is meaningful to them and am honoured to support others through their healing process.
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Susanne Dannenberg
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, RSW
Verified Verified
Penticton, BC V2A
I am a registered social worker and have over 40 years of experience assisting adults, children, youth and families with a variety of life challenges, including childhood trauma, relationships, domestic and sexual violence, gender identity, sexuality, post-partum depression, suicide, loss, grief, eating disorders, addictions, mental health issues, life transitions, aging and spirituality. Based on a variety of different therapeutic and hands-on approaches, you and/or your loved one(s) will be given the tools and skills to engage in conscious self-care, and develop an authentic and loving relationship with yourself and others.
I am a registered social worker and have over 40 years of experience assisting adults, children, youth and families with a variety of life challenges, including childhood trauma, relationships, domestic and sexual violence, gender identity, sexuality, post-partum depression, suicide, loss, grief, eating disorders, addictions, mental health issues, life transitions, aging and spirituality. Based on a variety of different therapeutic and hands-on approaches, you and/or your loved one(s) will be given the tools and skills to engage in conscious self-care, and develop an authentic and loving relationship with yourself and others.
(778) 860-4093 View (778) 860-4093
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Sheridan Clifford
Counsellor, MACP, CCC
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Penticton, BC V2A
Are you longing for a healing connection that could support your healing journey? Are you looking to foster your self-awareness, increase your self-knowledge, and learn new ways of managing challenging internal and external experiences? It would be my honour and privilege to walk alongside you on your healing path. I am passionate about your intrinsic worth, your valuable contribution to our world, your resilience, your potential, and the human need to belong.
Are you longing for a healing connection that could support your healing journey? Are you looking to foster your self-awareness, increase your self-knowledge, and learn new ways of managing challenging internal and external experiences? It would be my honour and privilege to walk alongside you on your healing path. I am passionate about your intrinsic worth, your valuable contribution to our world, your resilience, your potential, and the human need to belong.
(672) 784-0791 View (672) 784-0791
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Olivia Sullivan
Registered Social Worker, BSW, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Penticton, BC V2A
My knowledge and experience are built on a foundation of trauma-informed, anti-oppressive, feminist, and somatic approaches. My work in the non-profit sector focused on women and children/youth who had experienced violence and abuse. In private practice, I seek to support people by building self understanding, self compassion, and positive growth. I give clients the space they need to be heard and seen, and to help navigate their life story in a way that promotes current and future well-being. I recently completed the first year of Somatic Experiencing training and am excited to offer this approach of nervous system regulation.
My knowledge and experience are built on a foundation of trauma-informed, anti-oppressive, feminist, and somatic approaches. My work in the non-profit sector focused on women and children/youth who had experienced violence and abuse. In private practice, I seek to support people by building self understanding, self compassion, and positive growth. I give clients the space they need to be heard and seen, and to help navigate their life story in a way that promotes current and future well-being. I recently completed the first year of Somatic Experiencing training and am excited to offer this approach of nervous system regulation.
(778) 743-6049 View (778) 743-6049
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Alyssa Brewer
Counsellor, MA, RCC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Penticton, BC V2A
My name is Alyssa Brewer and it is an honour to be joining you today from the Syilx territory where I live, work, and play as an allied white settler. I am a Registered Clinical Counsellor (RCC 19269) providing EMDR-focused counselling services virtually and in person in British Columbia. I'm passionate about blending the science of healing with sustainable and holistic approaches for body and brain wellness. My education and passion surrounds concerns associated with trauma symptoms, experiences, and conditions as well as substance use, chronic pain, and stress conditions related to frontline work.
My name is Alyssa Brewer and it is an honour to be joining you today from the Syilx territory where I live, work, and play as an allied white settler. I am a Registered Clinical Counsellor (RCC 19269) providing EMDR-focused counselling services virtually and in person in British Columbia. I'm passionate about blending the science of healing with sustainable and holistic approaches for body and brain wellness. My education and passion surrounds concerns associated with trauma symptoms, experiences, and conditions as well as substance use, chronic pain, and stress conditions related to frontline work.
(587) 801-0915 View (587) 801-0915
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Dandelion Counselling Services
Counsellor, RTC, RPC-C
Verified Verified
Penticton, BC V2A
“Nothing about us without us” is a movement in the Autistic community that is foundational in the support provided to Neurodiverse persons and their families. I am passionate about helping individuals and families thrive. I work with families from diverse backgrounds and am dedicated to providing culturally-sensitive care. As a Registered Therapeutic Counsellor who also has lived experience as an Autistic person, I understand the nuanced needs of autistic adults and families needing support for their neurodiverse children.
“Nothing about us without us” is a movement in the Autistic community that is foundational in the support provided to Neurodiverse persons and their families. I am passionate about helping individuals and families thrive. I work with families from diverse backgrounds and am dedicated to providing culturally-sensitive care. As a Registered Therapeutic Counsellor who also has lived experience as an Autistic person, I understand the nuanced needs of autistic adults and families needing support for their neurodiverse children.
(587) 813-0120 View (587) 813-0120
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Joanne Scofield
Registered Psychotherapist, BA, MPS
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Penticton, BC V2A
We all experience challenges at different times in our lives. Therapy can help us see our path more clearly and navigate our way through difficult and challenging times. We can get stuck in old patterns and ways of responding to life's challenges. Often we're not aware of where these responses may be coming from. When we get curious about what were experiencing, it can lead to new insights and an opportunity to create conditions to move toward a positive future. I have experience working with individuals who are experiencing a wide range of challenges including life transitions, stress, grief, depression, and anxiety.
We all experience challenges at different times in our lives. Therapy can help us see our path more clearly and navigate our way through difficult and challenging times. We can get stuck in old patterns and ways of responding to life's challenges. Often we're not aware of where these responses may be coming from. When we get curious about what were experiencing, it can lead to new insights and an opportunity to create conditions to move toward a positive future. I have experience working with individuals who are experiencing a wide range of challenges including life transitions, stress, grief, depression, and anxiety.
(226) 796-5738 View (226) 796-5738
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Melanie Konynenberg One Journey Clinical Counselling
Counsellor, MC, RCC, BMus
Verified Verified
Penticton, BC V2A
I have a Bachelor of Music degree from the University of Alberta and a master's degree in counselling psychology from Athabasca University. I have been married for 24 years and I am a mom to one teen and two young adults. I appreciate the beauty of nature, the power of music, and the companionship of dogs and other furry creatures. In my life, I have experienced both joy and pain, and have arrived at the other side with increased resilience and hope.
I have a Bachelor of Music degree from the University of Alberta and a master's degree in counselling psychology from Athabasca University. I have been married for 24 years and I am a mom to one teen and two young adults. I appreciate the beauty of nature, the power of music, and the companionship of dogs and other furry creatures. In my life, I have experienced both joy and pain, and have arrived at the other side with increased resilience and hope.
(672) 202-3102 View (672) 202-3102
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Natalie Magdalena Dunser
Counsellor, MEd, RCC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Penticton, BC V2A
I invite you to come to a safe space to gather strategies and tools that can help to strengthen your own knowing and can gently guide you back to your intelligent heart. During these uncertain times, it can be comforting to find someone to collaborate with to regain a sense of direction, hope, and stability.
I invite you to come to a safe space to gather strategies and tools that can help to strengthen your own knowing and can gently guide you back to your intelligent heart. During these uncertain times, it can be comforting to find someone to collaborate with to regain a sense of direction, hope, and stability.
(604) 330-9403 View (604) 330-9403
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Gaia Therapy
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Penticton, BC V2A
Sydney Bell, MSW is a social worker and psychotherapist with over twenty years experience in the field. She provides strengths-based support to people struggling with challenges such as anxiety, depression, self worth, food and body anxiety, and life transitions. Sydney sees her work as a therapist is to create a safe and non judgmental space where growth can take place for those looking to liberate themselves from shame and self-criticism.
Sydney Bell, MSW is a social worker and psychotherapist with over twenty years experience in the field. She provides strengths-based support to people struggling with challenges such as anxiety, depression, self worth, food and body anxiety, and life transitions. Sydney sees her work as a therapist is to create a safe and non judgmental space where growth can take place for those looking to liberate themselves from shame and self-criticism.
(226) 605-6341 View (226) 605-6341
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Peter Kok
Counsellor, RTC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Penticton, BC V2A
I offer empathetic, integrative, and meaning driven counselling. Whether you are encountering separation from your authentic self, encountering a life transition, feeling a desire for more depth, undergoing a relationship difficulty, or facing other barriers in your life, I can offer the foundation for insight, awareness, self compassion, and motivation to help uncover what matters most. Using meaning and intention we will uncover what really matters along the way, building a foundation for the future that holds more potential, creativity and wholeness.
I offer empathetic, integrative, and meaning driven counselling. Whether you are encountering separation from your authentic self, encountering a life transition, feeling a desire for more depth, undergoing a relationship difficulty, or facing other barriers in your life, I can offer the foundation for insight, awareness, self compassion, and motivation to help uncover what matters most. Using meaning and intention we will uncover what really matters along the way, building a foundation for the future that holds more potential, creativity and wholeness.
(343) 801-0749 View (343) 801-0749
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Iveth Zwyssig
Counsellor, MA , RCC, LLC, BA
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Penticton, BC V2A
I am a Registered Clinical Counselor with a Master's in Psychology that practice since 1993 There are events in life that have more impact on our minds than others and circumstances in life that make it almost impossible to process those events. Different methods exist to help with the normal flow of that process in order to overcome emotional pain. Through different psychotherapeutic techniques, I guide my clients on the path of self-discovery and personal growth. You and I together will analyze the conflicts and obstacles in your life, we will find and work with your personal fears and beliefs and set yourself free from them.
I am a Registered Clinical Counselor with a Master's in Psychology that practice since 1993 There are events in life that have more impact on our minds than others and circumstances in life that make it almost impossible to process those events. Different methods exist to help with the normal flow of that process in order to overcome emotional pain. Through different psychotherapeutic techniques, I guide my clients on the path of self-discovery and personal growth. You and I together will analyze the conflicts and obstacles in your life, we will find and work with your personal fears and beliefs and set yourself free from them.
(778) 764-1562 View (778) 764-1562
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Izabela Zakrzewska
Counsellor, MC, RCC
Verified Verified
Penticton, BC V2A
My first exposure to counselling came through my experiences as a high school teacher. I taught Social Studies, Psychology, Law, English, Career Education and even a cooking class. Beyond my teaching duties, I was involved in the choir, athletics, and the school drama productions – I was a veritable Swiss Army Knife of education! But, most importantly, I talked to and heard from the kids. I heard from their parents, and I heard from my colleagues as they expressed their day-to-day professional and personal frustrations. I loved teaching, but at some point, my career path shifted from lecturing to listening. I became a counsellor.
My first exposure to counselling came through my experiences as a high school teacher. I taught Social Studies, Psychology, Law, English, Career Education and even a cooking class. Beyond my teaching duties, I was involved in the choir, athletics, and the school drama productions – I was a veritable Swiss Army Knife of education! But, most importantly, I talked to and heard from the kids. I heard from their parents, and I heard from my colleagues as they expressed their day-to-day professional and personal frustrations. I loved teaching, but at some point, my career path shifted from lecturing to listening. I became a counsellor.
(249) 209-7364 View (249) 209-7364
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Megan Leigh Anne Borchert
Pre-Licensed Professional, BPsyc
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Penticton, BC V2A
Quite simply, Megan is passionate about helping couples or individuals who feel stuck: people dealing with painful circumstances; people with relationship difficulties; people navigating separation or divorce; people struggling to find purpose and meaning. Megan offers a fresh and welcoming perspective on therapy.
Quite simply, Megan is passionate about helping couples or individuals who feel stuck: people dealing with painful circumstances; people with relationship difficulties; people navigating separation or divorce; people struggling to find purpose and meaning. Megan offers a fresh and welcoming perspective on therapy.
(506) 497-5962 View (506) 497-5962
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Jill Taggart
Counsellor, PhD, RCC, ACS
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Penticton, BC V2A
Waitlist for new clients
You have taken the first courageous step towards your goal by reaching out for counselling. My role is to work along side you to help you achieve self-compassion, self-understanding and renewed calm. I have witnessed my clients’ progress, particularly, their understanding of difficult life situations, with a new sense of direction and confidence. Clients come to me for an exploration of their important family and other interpersonal relationships, for trauma, loss or abuse counselling or to achieve specific shorter term goals. I work with individuals in person or virtually, and couples or families in person.
You have taken the first courageous step towards your goal by reaching out for counselling. My role is to work along side you to help you achieve self-compassion, self-understanding and renewed calm. I have witnessed my clients’ progress, particularly, their understanding of difficult life situations, with a new sense of direction and confidence. Clients come to me for an exploration of their important family and other interpersonal relationships, for trauma, loss or abuse counselling or to achieve specific shorter term goals. I work with individuals in person or virtually, and couples or families in person.
(819) 272-9415 View (819) 272-9415
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Cheryl Jaggers
Counsellor, MA, CCC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Penticton, BC V2A
Are you going through a season of confusion, worry, or questioning? Do you feel overwhelmed and unsure who to talk to? As a counsellor, my goal is to create a safe space for my clients where authenticity, empathy, and honour are expressed. I want you to feel heard and understood as I collaborate with you to meet your goals and tailor psychoeducational techniques to suit your individual needs. I consider it a privilege to walk alongside you as you journey through the struggles of anxiety, grief, depression, narcissistic abuse, confusion, domestic abuse, divorce, conflict, or anger.
Are you going through a season of confusion, worry, or questioning? Do you feel overwhelmed and unsure who to talk to? As a counsellor, my goal is to create a safe space for my clients where authenticity, empathy, and honour are expressed. I want you to feel heard and understood as I collaborate with you to meet your goals and tailor psychoeducational techniques to suit your individual needs. I consider it a privilege to walk alongside you as you journey through the struggles of anxiety, grief, depression, narcissistic abuse, confusion, domestic abuse, divorce, conflict, or anger.
(587) 855-5187 View (587) 855-5187
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Maria Rivera
Counsellor, MC, RCC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Penticton, BC V2A
I work from a client-centered approach, where the core of my approach is a focus on building connection through trust and safety. I see what is alive for my clients and connect with other parts of their inner worlds, not just the problems they bring and share. I think it is crucial to be able to see the essence of the person and work from their strengths. I focus on my client’s purposes and intentions as the core of our relationship.
I work from a client-centered approach, where the core of my approach is a focus on building connection through trust and safety. I see what is alive for my clients and connect with other parts of their inner worlds, not just the problems they bring and share. I think it is crucial to be able to see the essence of the person and work from their strengths. I focus on my client’s purposes and intentions as the core of our relationship.
(705) 410-6843 View (705) 410-6843
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Mare McHale
Registered Social Worker, BSW, RSW
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Penticton, BC V2A
Do you ever feel looked-over, not heard or less worthy? Do you have people in your life who seem to be excelling but some days you can barely muster the energy to look at your to-do list, let alone accomplish much? Have you experienced loss - as in a loved one passing away, or loss as in divorce, a break-up, job loss or friendships ending? We can often feel alone, but that is where Mare comes in. She creates a safe, open, accepting and confidential space in which you can explore your thoughts and feelings to be empowered for change.
Do you ever feel looked-over, not heard or less worthy? Do you have people in your life who seem to be excelling but some days you can barely muster the energy to look at your to-do list, let alone accomplish much? Have you experienced loss - as in a loved one passing away, or loss as in divorce, a break-up, job loss or friendships ending? We can often feel alone, but that is where Mare comes in. She creates a safe, open, accepting and confidential space in which you can explore your thoughts and feelings to be empowered for change.
(365) 363-3387 View (365) 363-3387
Photo of Lavene Noren, RPC, Counsellor
Lavene Noren
Counsellor, RPC
Verified Verified
Penticton, BC V2A
I offer a safe and confidential experience to help you work through your personal difficulties. I can help with substance or behavioral addictions such as sex/porn, internet, gambling, family relationships and struggles of grief and loss. Offering compassion and empathy using my expertise and experience. You will find that I am open-minded, non-judgmental and I believe that we all have the capacity to heal. Working primarily with a solution focused and cognitive way of healing, together we can create an action plan to promote progress in your healing. I look forward to working with you toward wellness and emotional freedom.
I offer a safe and confidential experience to help you work through your personal difficulties. I can help with substance or behavioral addictions such as sex/porn, internet, gambling, family relationships and struggles of grief and loss. Offering compassion and empathy using my expertise and experience. You will find that I am open-minded, non-judgmental and I believe that we all have the capacity to heal. Working primarily with a solution focused and cognitive way of healing, together we can create an action plan to promote progress in your healing. I look forward to working with you toward wellness and emotional freedom.
(343) 453-1866 View (343) 453-1866
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Crista Jones
Counsellor, MEd, RCC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Penticton, BC V2A
Life can be overwhelming and seeking support is one of the most courageous things people can do. One of my core beliefs is that we are all doing the best we can and, that, with support, we can discover new ways of coping with life's challenges. I strive to create a warm, non-judgmental space for clients. I work from a strength based approach where building on strengths and identifying coping tools and techniques can empower clients to thrive. My approach is also person-centred. This means that I meet you where you are at emotionally and work collaboratively with you to build your confidence, strength and resiliency.
Life can be overwhelming and seeking support is one of the most courageous things people can do. One of my core beliefs is that we are all doing the best we can and, that, with support, we can discover new ways of coping with life's challenges. I strive to create a warm, non-judgmental space for clients. I work from a strength based approach where building on strengths and identifying coping tools and techniques can empower clients to thrive. My approach is also person-centred. This means that I meet you where you are at emotionally and work collaboratively with you to build your confidence, strength and resiliency.
(506) 404-2941 View (506) 404-2941

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How does your Counsellor compare?

Number of Counsellors in V2A

100+

Average cost per session

$145

Counsellors in V2A who prioritize treating:

92% Anxiety
85% Depression
79% Self Esteem
78% Stress
75% Relationship Issues
72% Grief
72% Trauma and PTSD

Average years in practice

11 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

51% SunLife
50% Green Shield Canada
43% Canada Life | Great-West Life

How Counsellors in V2A see their clients

87% In Person and Online
13% Online Only

Gender breakdown

79% Female
19% Male
2% Non-Binary
FAQs - About Therapy and Counselling

How can I find a therapist in V2A?

Search for nearby therapists or counsellors by inputting your city, postal code, or a provider’s name into the search bar. From there, you can filter providers by the issues they treat, cost, insurance, gender, and other factors to find providers who are well-suited to your needs. To navigate between locations within the same country, enter a new city or postal code into the search bar.

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Is everyone in the Psychology Today Therapy Directory a licensed therapist?

Most Counsellors and Psychotherapists listed in the directory are certified by one of the main professional associations, mainly the Canadian Counselling and Psychotherapy Association (CCPA), and will have a Certified Canadian Counsellor (CCC) designation with their name. Social Workers listed in the directory must be registered members of the college specific to their province. To be listed in the directory, Psychologists must be registered with the psychological college specific to their province or territory.

Providers whose professional membership or primary credential has been verified by Psychology Today are signified by a “Verified” symbol. Given the considerable variation in professional regulation and prerequisites across Canadian provinces, some providers may possess significant professional qualifications without necessarily holding professional memberships or being obliged to acquire them. As a result, they may be selectively included without the "Verified" seal.

What’s the difference between a psychologist, a therapist, and a counsellor?

Psychologists, counsellors, psychotherapists and social workers can all provide counselling or talking therapy and have credentials and supervised, practical experience that enable them to do so in Canada.

Psychologists have a master's and/or doctoral degree and have passed both written and oral exams. Psychologists are able to complete mental health assessments and provide diagnostic information to clients as well as provide counselling therapy or psychotherapy. Counsellors and psychotherapists are expected to have a master's or doctoral degree in counselling psychology, social work, or a related mental health discipline and certification by a professional association, such as the Canadian Counselling and Psychotherapy Association. Registered Social Workers possess a Bachelor's or Master's degree in Social Work and where possible must be licensed or certified by the provincial government and/or regulatory college.

What type of therapy is right for me?

The type of therapy best suited to a particular individual depends on several factors, including their primary reason for seeking therapy, their preferred timeline (some therapy types last for a set number of sessions, while others are open-ended), and their personality and preferences—some may prefer a more structured approach. For many individuals, multiple types of therapy could provide a good fit.

How much does therapy cost?

The cost of therapy depends on a number of variables, including location and the therapist’s experience and training. On average, the cost of a therapy session in Canada could be between $100 and $200. If you have insurance, the expense of mental health care is typically lower, but it varies based on your insurance plan details and whether you choose an in-network or out-of-network mental healthcare provider.

What are more affordable or low cost therapy solutions?

Many therapists offer sliding scale payments, usually on a limited number of slots, which consists in an agreement between the therapist and a client to pay a reduced rate. Therapists who provide such arrangements often consider the client's income or ability to pay, but the extent of the discount is ultimately at the therapist's discretion. Furthermore, while group therapy may have different goals and benefits compared to individual therapy, it can be a more affordable solution to address certain types of issues.

If you are struggling to access therapy due to budget constraints, you could also consider public funded mental health services. Some types of outpatient mental health services are covered by Medicare, provided these are performed by a licensed mental health professional in the provinces or territory you reside in and who accepts the assignment.

Is online therapy cheaper than in-person therapy?

Many therapists charge the same amount for online therapy as they do for in-person therapy—though clients may still find this cost-effective if it cuts down on their transportation costs. Health insurance plans often offer equivalent coverage for online and in-person therapy; indeed, in many places, they are legally required to do so. Text-based or on-demand therapy apps may be cheaper than traditional one-on-one psychotherapy; however, the practice may be less effective and is not likely to be covered by insurance.

Is online therapy a good option?

Therapy conducted online can be just as effective as in-person therapy, as long as there is a strong alliance between the client and the therapist. To find a therapist who provides telehealth services to clients in your area, click “Online Therapy” on the directory homepage and search by your city or town or your postal code.

Are therapy sessions confidential?

Professionals licensed by regulatory colleges and those certified by associations such as the Canadian Counselling and Psychotherapy Association are obligated to uphold client confidentiality unless there is a legal reason that requires them to disclose information. Confidentiality is a crucial part of the therapeutic relationship and only under specific circumstances, such as when there is the potential or known harm to the client or others, or a court order, will a therapist be obligated to break the agreement. These exceptions to the confidentiality agreement are usually discussed during the initial consultation.