Photo of Sara Klinkhamer, Counsellor in V8A, BC
Sara Klinkhamer
Counsellor, MA, RCC
Not Verified Not Verified
Sara has a background of working on the downtown eastside in Vancouver for more than 10 years, which has given her much experience working with addiction and mental health issues, particularly trauma issues. Sara has also worked in both residential and outpatient settings as a concurrent disorder counsellor. Her strong belief in the worth of each individual, optimism in the face of adversity, as well as respect for autonomy and dignity, has served her well in this work.
Sara has a background of working on the downtown eastside in Vancouver for more than 10 years, which has given her much experience working with addiction and mental health issues, particularly trauma issues. Sara has also worked in both residential and outpatient settings as a concurrent disorder counsellor. Her strong belief in the worth of each individual, optimism in the face of adversity, as well as respect for autonomy and dignity, has served her well in this work.
(844) 611-0670 View (844) 611-0670
Photo of Heather Thrasher, Counsellor in V8A, BC
Heather Thrasher
Counsellor, BSW, RCC, CCC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Relationships are built at the speed of trust and I believe the relationship created between therapist and client is the foundational component in the therapeutic process. I bring 15 years of experience working with families and individuals in various capacities and create a treatment plan specific to your individual needs. I identify as a Métis female from a mixed ancestry- European/French/Indigenous, and honour the ability to work and play on the traditional lands and territory of the ɬaʔamɩn Peoples. I'm grateful to be able to walk alongside you and support you on your journey.
Relationships are built at the speed of trust and I believe the relationship created between therapist and client is the foundational component in the therapeutic process. I bring 15 years of experience working with families and individuals in various capacities and create a treatment plan specific to your individual needs. I identify as a Métis female from a mixed ancestry- European/French/Indigenous, and honour the ability to work and play on the traditional lands and territory of the ɬaʔamɩn Peoples. I'm grateful to be able to walk alongside you and support you on your journey.
(778) 488-9402 View (778) 488-9402
Photo of Lisa Shatzky, Counsellor in V8A, BC
Lisa Shatzky
Counsellor, MSW, RCC, ACS
Verified Verified
Powell River, BC V8A  (Online Only)
I have been privileged to work as a psychotherapist for almost thirty years and continue to be in awe of the strength and resilience and wisdom inherent in each person I meet. My role as a psychotherapist is to help you access what is inside you and heal from what has prevented you from becoming the best version of yourself. Together we will transform loss and trauma and life transitions into new hope and possibilities for a life that is psychologically rich and rewarding. Therapy is a relationship with yourself where you re-discover and cultivate the real you. It's about wellness and vitality and creating a life you love.
I have been privileged to work as a psychotherapist for almost thirty years and continue to be in awe of the strength and resilience and wisdom inherent in each person I meet. My role as a psychotherapist is to help you access what is inside you and heal from what has prevented you from becoming the best version of yourself. Together we will transform loss and trauma and life transitions into new hope and possibilities for a life that is psychologically rich and rewarding. Therapy is a relationship with yourself where you re-discover and cultivate the real you. It's about wellness and vitality and creating a life you love.
(343) 312-6648 View (343) 312-6648
Photo of Chris Walford Counselling, Counsellor in V8A, BC
Chris Walford Counselling
Counsellor, MA , RCC, CCC
Verified Verified
"We are made wise not by the recollection of our past, but by the responsibility for our future." George Bernard Shaw-- While working together there is but one expert and, ultimately, one person responsible for your life. That person is you. I consider it an honour to work alongside people who are motivated for change and moving forward in life. As we are all very complex and unique I seek to help you identify and address your needs, challenges and goals from a respectful, positive and supportive role that is future focused.
"We are made wise not by the recollection of our past, but by the responsibility for our future." George Bernard Shaw-- While working together there is but one expert and, ultimately, one person responsible for your life. That person is you. I consider it an honour to work alongside people who are motivated for change and moving forward in life. As we are all very complex and unique I seek to help you identify and address your needs, challenges and goals from a respectful, positive and supportive role that is future focused.
(778) 902-8162 View (778) 902-8162
Photo of SunRae Studio, Creative Wellness Center. , Art Therapist in V8A, BC
SunRae Studio, Creative Wellness Center.
Art Therapist, BFA, DKATI
Verified Verified
When words aren't enough. . . Art Therapy uses engagement in the creative process as a tool to encourage self-exploration, and is combined with more traditional forms of counselling/therapy. It is particularly beneficial when working with children, as younger people can be less comfortable or haven’t yet developed the capability of expressing themselves with words only. Action, creativity, imagination and play are naturally more familiar forms of expression and/or communication for children. Art Therapy accesses the above modalities.
When words aren't enough. . . Art Therapy uses engagement in the creative process as a tool to encourage self-exploration, and is combined with more traditional forms of counselling/therapy. It is particularly beneficial when working with children, as younger people can be less comfortable or haven’t yet developed the capability of expressing themselves with words only. Action, creativity, imagination and play are naturally more familiar forms of expression and/or communication for children. Art Therapy accesses the above modalities.
(587) 742-1585 View (587) 742-1585
Photo of Joanne Wright, Counsellor in V8A, BC
Joanne Wright
Counsellor, RTCc
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Powell River, BC V8A  (Online Only)
Virtual counseling provides a safe and encouraging space to discuss life's challenges, tailored to fit each individual’s needs. As a therapist I offer warm, genuine support, focusing on emotional health and relationships. I collaborate with clients to address various issues, drawing from therapeutic models like Mindful CBT, DBT, and somatic therapy. As a Christian counselor, I integrate spirituality for those interested, but welcome clients of all backgrounds. Through my unique approach, I guide clients in understanding themselves and their spiritual journey, facilitating healing and growth.
Virtual counseling provides a safe and encouraging space to discuss life's challenges, tailored to fit each individual’s needs. As a therapist I offer warm, genuine support, focusing on emotional health and relationships. I collaborate with clients to address various issues, drawing from therapeutic models like Mindful CBT, DBT, and somatic therapy. As a Christian counselor, I integrate spirituality for those interested, but welcome clients of all backgrounds. Through my unique approach, I guide clients in understanding themselves and their spiritual journey, facilitating healing and growth.
(867) 877-3952 View (867) 877-3952
Photo of Erica Dolsen, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in V8A, BC
Erica Dolsen
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
Sexuality, intimacy, identity. Addiction and recovery. Relationships and connection. Grief and loss. So many of us wonder how to live in our skin comfortably. Who are you, and how do you want to live? The next question is how to bring that authenticity into your life, your relationships, your communication. Sometimes our bodies don't connect with our hearts and minds. Erotic and sexual diversity is a part of the human experience. If you're struggling with shame, belief patterns that no longer serve, or wondering if you're alone - there is hope.
Sexuality, intimacy, identity. Addiction and recovery. Relationships and connection. Grief and loss. So many of us wonder how to live in our skin comfortably. Who are you, and how do you want to live? The next question is how to bring that authenticity into your life, your relationships, your communication. Sometimes our bodies don't connect with our hearts and minds. Erotic and sexual diversity is a part of the human experience. If you're struggling with shame, belief patterns that no longer serve, or wondering if you're alone - there is hope.
(647) 557-3155 View (647) 557-3155
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Sunshine Coast Health Centre
Counsellor, PhD, CCC
Verified Verified
Geoff has demonstrated an exemplary ability to connect with clients while working with the Sunshine Coast Health Centre. An extensive background in both residential and outpatient addiction treatment has helped Geoff keep things in perspective when clients feel overwhelmed. Geoff earned his Ph.D. in Psychology from Saybrook University and is a certified member of the Canadian Counselling and Psychotherapy Association. He spent several years as a Clinical Addictions Counsellor at Maple Ridge Treatment Centre and also managed two provincial government treatment programs. Geoff has also been executive director for the International Ne
Geoff has demonstrated an exemplary ability to connect with clients while working with the Sunshine Coast Health Centre. An extensive background in both residential and outpatient addiction treatment has helped Geoff keep things in perspective when clients feel overwhelmed. Geoff earned his Ph.D. in Psychology from Saybrook University and is a certified member of the Canadian Counselling and Psychotherapy Association. He spent several years as a Clinical Addictions Counsellor at Maple Ridge Treatment Centre and also managed two provincial government treatment programs. Geoff has also been executive director for the International Ne
(844) 218-1220 View (844) 218-1220
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Emmett Martyniuk
Counsellor, RPC
Verified Verified
Waitlist for new clients
Are you feeling stuck, disconnected from yourself and others and don’t understand why? For many folks, mental wellness is a topic misunderstood or seldom spoken about. You might feel frustrated, embarrassed or ashamed at struggling with something you don’t understand but you don’t need to struggle alone. Change is possible and I’m here to help. Hi, I'm Emmett (he/him/his) and I help men and people of colour get unstuck, cope better with life's anxiety and challenges, and forge a life based on their values. I'm passionate about growth and connection and especially curious about the components of a meaningful life.
Are you feeling stuck, disconnected from yourself and others and don’t understand why? For many folks, mental wellness is a topic misunderstood or seldom spoken about. You might feel frustrated, embarrassed or ashamed at struggling with something you don’t understand but you don’t need to struggle alone. Change is possible and I’m here to help. Hi, I'm Emmett (he/him/his) and I help men and people of colour get unstuck, cope better with life's anxiety and challenges, and forge a life based on their values. I'm passionate about growth and connection and especially curious about the components of a meaningful life.
(604) 330-1504 View (604) 330-1504
Photo of Kelli Gallagher, Counsellor in V8A, BC
Kelli Gallagher
Counsellor, RTC
Verified Verified
Not accepting new clients
Somatic therapy. Psychotherapy. Compassionate Inquiry. Mental Health and Wellness. Specializing in trauma. Help for those navigating DSM diagnosis. Individual couples and families welcome. Safe, skilled and empathetic. In house counselling for some clients with mobility issues, whether physical, mental or familial. Online counselling also available.
Somatic therapy. Psychotherapy. Compassionate Inquiry. Mental Health and Wellness. Specializing in trauma. Help for those navigating DSM diagnosis. Individual couples and families welcome. Safe, skilled and empathetic. In house counselling for some clients with mobility issues, whether physical, mental or familial. Online counselling also available.
(226) 455-6922 View (226) 455-6922
Photo of Rick Berghauser, Counsellor in V8A, BC
Rick Berghauser
Counsellor, MEd, CCC
Verified Verified
I began my career in counselling in 1993 when I entered the helping field working as a Child and Youth Care Counsellor in a residential foster care community. Since then I have worked with biological parents and their families, foster and adoptive parents and their families as well as individual children, youth and adults. I enjoy working with couples as well as individuals on a variety of issues but my specialty is in working with children and youth. Anxiety, depression, family issues and trauma have been the basis of the work of I have been doing over the past 6 years in particular.
I began my career in counselling in 1993 when I entered the helping field working as a Child and Youth Care Counsellor in a residential foster care community. Since then I have worked with biological parents and their families, foster and adoptive parents and their families as well as individual children, youth and adults. I enjoy working with couples as well as individuals on a variety of issues but my specialty is in working with children and youth. Anxiety, depression, family issues and trauma have been the basis of the work of I have been doing over the past 6 years in particular.
(819) 414-1519 View (819) 414-1519
Photo of Shona Jackson, Counsellor in V8A, BC
Shona Jackson
Counsellor, MA, RCC
Verified Verified
Hi I'm Shona. I'm glad you found your way here. I am a Registered Clinical Counsellor with an office in Powell River. I have worked in a variety of counselling environments including addictions treatment and family counselling agencies. I now offer counselling in a comfortable private practice with flexible hours to fit your schedule. I work from a strengths-based perspective with you guiding the work we do together. I can help you feel better about yourself and your relationships. I can also help reduce the emotional and physical pain you might be experiencing.
Hi I'm Shona. I'm glad you found your way here. I am a Registered Clinical Counsellor with an office in Powell River. I have worked in a variety of counselling environments including addictions treatment and family counselling agencies. I now offer counselling in a comfortable private practice with flexible hours to fit your schedule. I work from a strengths-based perspective with you guiding the work we do together. I can help you feel better about yourself and your relationships. I can also help reduce the emotional and physical pain you might be experiencing.
(604) 670-3664 View (604) 670-3664
Photo of Jocelyn Wood, Counsellor in V8A, BC
Jocelyn Wood
Counsellor, MA, LMFT, RCC
Verified Verified
For over 20 years, I have practiced client centered talk therapy or psychotherapy; giving importance to the expression of emotions and the therapeutic relationship. I seek to provide a safe space for you to explore your experience of life, so you can identify what is working and what is not. Making sense of your experience can help you understand your view of yourself, of others and of the world. Accessing your emotions can help you understand what is truly meaningful to you. Together we sit with how you see things and what is deeply important to you and work to tap into your internal wisdom and healing potential.
For over 20 years, I have practiced client centered talk therapy or psychotherapy; giving importance to the expression of emotions and the therapeutic relationship. I seek to provide a safe space for you to explore your experience of life, so you can identify what is working and what is not. Making sense of your experience can help you understand your view of yourself, of others and of the world. Accessing your emotions can help you understand what is truly meaningful to you. Together we sit with how you see things and what is deeply important to you and work to tap into your internal wisdom and healing potential.
(249) 802-8251 View (249) 802-8251
Photo of Sarah Quibell, Counsellor in V8A, BC
Sarah Quibell
Counsellor, MA, RCC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Waitlist for new clients
Do you yearn for change, desire to understand yourself better, and have an eagerness to break free from the patterns that tether you to repeating cycles? If you answered yes, but are also plagued by self-doubt, uncertainty, and worry; you're not alone. You may find yourself longing for deeper connections, grappling with the intricacies of relationship dynamics, and a complex emotional landscape that leaves you weary and questioning your direction. In all of this, you have difficulty setting boundaries, have no time for yourself, and feel disconnected from life. You may be healing from attachment wounds. This is where I come in.
Do you yearn for change, desire to understand yourself better, and have an eagerness to break free from the patterns that tether you to repeating cycles? If you answered yes, but are also plagued by self-doubt, uncertainty, and worry; you're not alone. You may find yourself longing for deeper connections, grappling with the intricacies of relationship dynamics, and a complex emotional landscape that leaves you weary and questioning your direction. In all of this, you have difficulty setting boundaries, have no time for yourself, and feel disconnected from life. You may be healing from attachment wounds. This is where I come in.
(778) 402-9587 View (778) 402-9587
Photo of Davis Briscoe, Counsellor in V8A, BC
Davis Briscoe
Counsellor, RTC
Verified Verified
"TRUE POWER DIMINISHES NEITHER SELF OR OTHER" (Mariah Moser). To connect to that power requires the guidance, courage and commitment to understand whats keeping you trapped in self destructive patterns. If you're feeling overwhelmed, numb, afraid or angry, I can help. If you're on the edge of making changes in your life but are feeling stuck, I can help you cross that threshold. In sessions, my intention is to build trust and a sense of safety so that we can explore the challenges that you are facing.
"TRUE POWER DIMINISHES NEITHER SELF OR OTHER" (Mariah Moser). To connect to that power requires the guidance, courage and commitment to understand whats keeping you trapped in self destructive patterns. If you're feeling overwhelmed, numb, afraid or angry, I can help. If you're on the edge of making changes in your life but are feeling stuck, I can help you cross that threshold. In sessions, my intention is to build trust and a sense of safety so that we can explore the challenges that you are facing.
(873) 700-3484 View (873) 700-3484
Photo of Chad Yurich, Counsellor in V8A, BC
Chad Yurich
Counsellor, RTC, MS
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
My goal is to help clients regain trust in themselves. Really trust themselves. Love themselves. Working together we can create a healing container where all parts of the client are welcome. Healing can happen there, old stories can be transmuted, and new life can emerge. This is my passion, lets work together.
My goal is to help clients regain trust in themselves. Really trust themselves. Love themselves. Working together we can create a healing container where all parts of the client are welcome. Healing can happen there, old stories can be transmuted, and new life can emerge. This is my passion, lets work together.
(778) 902-4532 View (778) 902-4532
Photo of Kara Fogwell, Counsellor in V8A, BC
Kara Fogwell
Counsellor, MA, RCC, RSW
Verified Verified
I have been providing counselling support as to individuals, children, and their families for over 15 years. I am passionate about the change that can happen within the counselling relationship. I have a focus on trauma treatment, specifically childhood trauma and first responder support. As well I support children and youth with behavioural difficulties and their families. I spent a large portion of my career supporting children with developmental and behavioural differences. I also own a counselling firm with many associates available to offer larger group and EAP supports. Check out our services at www.vkwellness.ca.
I have been providing counselling support as to individuals, children, and their families for over 15 years. I am passionate about the change that can happen within the counselling relationship. I have a focus on trauma treatment, specifically childhood trauma and first responder support. As well I support children and youth with behavioural difficulties and their families. I spent a large portion of my career supporting children with developmental and behavioural differences. I also own a counselling firm with many associates available to offer larger group and EAP supports. Check out our services at www.vkwellness.ca.
(587) 872-0950 View (587) 872-0950
Photo of Sheena Tracy Lee, Counsellor in V8A, BC
Sheena Tracy Lee
Counsellor, MA, RCC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Before counselling I worked for over a decade as a midwife. Having worked with individuals and families through the transitions of pregnancy and childbirth, I have seen people discover they have more strength than they thought they had and find new perspectives and connections to themselves and others. The process is similar to the inward journey that counselling invites us to walk. My practice is rooted in a trauma-informed, client-centered and collaborative approach. I aim to create a safe and compassionate space, where you will feel seen and heard, a place where you will find and/or nurture your own inner strength and resilience
Before counselling I worked for over a decade as a midwife. Having worked with individuals and families through the transitions of pregnancy and childbirth, I have seen people discover they have more strength than they thought they had and find new perspectives and connections to themselves and others. The process is similar to the inward journey that counselling invites us to walk. My practice is rooted in a trauma-informed, client-centered and collaborative approach. I aim to create a safe and compassionate space, where you will feel seen and heard, a place where you will find and/or nurture your own inner strength and resilience
(604) 223-8600 View (604) 223-8600
Photo of John-Michael Parra, Counsellor in V8A, BC
John-Michael Parra
Counsellor, MA, RCC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Waitlist for new clients
We are living through a strange and difficult time. Although it might not always feel that way, the good news is that you don't have to go it alone. If you are feeling unfocused, on an emotional roller coaster, unmotivated, and disconnected for yourself and others, I can help. Using engaging, effective, and holistic techniques, we will work together to help you find more resilience, emotional stability, focus, and meaning in your life. My trauma-informed counselling and coaching helps you get off the roller coaster, find out who you really are, what you actually want from life, and where you want to go next.
We are living through a strange and difficult time. Although it might not always feel that way, the good news is that you don't have to go it alone. If you are feeling unfocused, on an emotional roller coaster, unmotivated, and disconnected for yourself and others, I can help. Using engaging, effective, and holistic techniques, we will work together to help you find more resilience, emotional stability, focus, and meaning in your life. My trauma-informed counselling and coaching helps you get off the roller coaster, find out who you really are, what you actually want from life, and where you want to go next.
(604) 670-8354 View (604) 670-8354
Photo of Karen McGratten, Counsellor in V8A, BC
Karen McGratten
Counsellor, MDiv, RP, RCC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Powell River, BC V8A  (Online Only)
I often tell my clients that what they hear from me will be counter cultural. It is counter cultural in the sense that I talk about self-acceptance and worth regardless of size. I believe hope exists even when you can't see it, that mental health issues are not a sign of weakness and that I practice in a way that believes in change.
I often tell my clients that what they hear from me will be counter cultural. It is counter cultural in the sense that I talk about self-acceptance and worth regardless of size. I believe hope exists even when you can't see it, that mental health issues are not a sign of weakness and that I practice in a way that believes in change.
(844) 402-4097 View (844) 402-4097

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How does your Counsellor compare?

Number of Counsellors in V8A

20+

Average cost per session

$135

Counsellors in V8A who prioritize treating:

93% Anxiety
81% Trauma and PTSD
70% Relationship Issues
70% Depression
70% Grief
70% Self Esteem
70% Stress

Average years in practice

9 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

80% Insurance Corporation of British Columbia
70% Pacific Blue Cross
70% Canada Life | Great-West Life

How Counsellors in V8A see their clients

82% In Person and Online
18% Online Only

Gender breakdown

68% Female
32% Male
FAQs - About Therapy and Counselling

How can I find a therapist in V8A?

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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.

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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.