Photo of Joelle McKiernan, MSW, RSW, CCC, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Joelle McKiernan
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, RSW, CCC
Verified Verified
Kitimat, BC V8C  (Online Only)
"I specialize in grief, loss, and trauma because I find many issues such as substance abuse, anger, stress, and even violence stem from long standing, unresolved grief and loss, and trauma that was never acknowledged or processed. I use a wide variety of approaches depending on the issues and how you wish to resolve them. I also work on issues related to self-esteem and empowerment, so you can help yourself heal. I offer you a guiding hand through these times of pain and confusion. Let's walk together on this journey and perhaps we can find meaning together."
"I specialize in grief, loss, and trauma because I find many issues such as substance abuse, anger, stress, and even violence stem from long standing, unresolved grief and loss, and trauma that was never acknowledged or processed. I use a wide variety of approaches depending on the issues and how you wish to resolve them. I also work on issues related to self-esteem and empowerment, so you can help yourself heal. I offer you a guiding hand through these times of pain and confusion. Let's walk together on this journey and perhaps we can find meaning together."
(778) 400-7951 View (778) 400-7951
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Devin T. Pollitt
Registered Social Worker, RSW, MSW, PhD(c)
Verified Verified
Kitimat, BC V8C
I am a 20 year resident of Terrace BC, was born in the Cariboo region, and raised in the North. I offer counselling services both in-person and virtually, and specialize in grief and loss, mood related issues, trauma, including trauma related to the impacts of the Indian Residential School System, critical incident stress (both civilian and service personnel), and workplace issues related to burnout, secondary traumatic stress, and compassion satisfaction. In addition to private practice, I am a Doctoral resident at Memorial University researching the relationship between workplace culture and burnout.
I am a 20 year resident of Terrace BC, was born in the Cariboo region, and raised in the North. I offer counselling services both in-person and virtually, and specialize in grief and loss, mood related issues, trauma, including trauma related to the impacts of the Indian Residential School System, critical incident stress (both civilian and service personnel), and workplace issues related to burnout, secondary traumatic stress, and compassion satisfaction. In addition to private practice, I am a Doctoral resident at Memorial University researching the relationship between workplace culture and burnout.
(844) 734-2428 View (844) 734-2428
Photo of Chelsea Houghton, MACP-IP, RN, Pre-Licensed Professional
Chelsea Houghton
Pre-Licensed Professional, MACP-IP, RN
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
Kitimat, BC V8C
I enjoy working with clients who want to make positive changes in their lives, through the process of being vulnerable and accepting that we as humans are not perfect. As we know, the best results come from those who put the work in. That being said, homework is part of the process with this type of researched-based therapy. The purpose of the homework is to help you work on and gain new skills that will benefit you throughout your life. Each visit will consist of a routine outcome measure to monitor your progress and help you determine when you are ready to graduate from therapy.
I enjoy working with clients who want to make positive changes in their lives, through the process of being vulnerable and accepting that we as humans are not perfect. As we know, the best results come from those who put the work in. That being said, homework is part of the process with this type of researched-based therapy. The purpose of the homework is to help you work on and gain new skills that will benefit you throughout your life. Each visit will consist of a routine outcome measure to monitor your progress and help you determine when you are ready to graduate from therapy.
(778) 644-5018 View (778) 644-5018
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Lisa Sanson - Find Your Sunrise
Counsellor, RPC, BA, E-RYT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Kitimat, BC V8C
Do you long for a greater sense of aliveness? Are you feeling stuck, stagnant or hopeless? Perhaps a big transition has occurred in your life and you are not sure how to proceed? You might be dealing with grief, anxiety, depression or thoughts and feelings of worthlessness and you're not sure how to cope.
Do you long for a greater sense of aliveness? Are you feeling stuck, stagnant or hopeless? Perhaps a big transition has occurred in your life and you are not sure how to proceed? You might be dealing with grief, anxiety, depression or thoughts and feelings of worthlessness and you're not sure how to cope.
(604) 332-5081 View (604) 332-5081
Photo of Nina Sloan, MA, RCC, CCC, Counsellor
Nina Sloan
Counsellor, MA, RCC, CCC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Kitimat, BC V8C  (Online Only)
My areas of passion are working with 2SLGBTQIA clients, alternative sexual/romantic relationship identities & dynamics (ex. ethically non-monogamy, polyamory, kink, swinging, BDSM, open relationships, sex work, etc.), sex & intimacy, consent & boundaries, religious trauma, chronic pain/illness, neurodiversity, and life transitions. I draw from both education and lived experience to provide deeper insight into supporting you from an open-minded, trauma-informed, sex-positive, and affirming framework. The journey of healing and growth can be messy, challenging, and heart-breaking while also beautifully majestic and worth every effort.
My areas of passion are working with 2SLGBTQIA clients, alternative sexual/romantic relationship identities & dynamics (ex. ethically non-monogamy, polyamory, kink, swinging, BDSM, open relationships, sex work, etc.), sex & intimacy, consent & boundaries, religious trauma, chronic pain/illness, neurodiversity, and life transitions. I draw from both education and lived experience to provide deeper insight into supporting you from an open-minded, trauma-informed, sex-positive, and affirming framework. The journey of healing and growth can be messy, challenging, and heart-breaking while also beautifully majestic and worth every effort.
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Photo of Olena Guseva, Counsellor
Olena Guseva
Counsellor
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Kitimat, BC V8C  (Online Only)
I am currently accepting clients for virtual counselling. I work with individuals from diverse backgrounds and help clients address mental health concerns such as depression, anxiety, trauma, caregiver fatigue, and work-related stress. I have experience working with neurodivergent adults, children (ages 10 and up) and youth. This includes folks diagnosed with (or querying) ADD, ADHD, and ASD.
I am currently accepting clients for virtual counselling. I work with individuals from diverse backgrounds and help clients address mental health concerns such as depression, anxiety, trauma, caregiver fatigue, and work-related stress. I have experience working with neurodivergent adults, children (ages 10 and up) and youth. This includes folks diagnosed with (or querying) ADD, ADHD, and ASD.
(825) 254-7194 View (825) 254-7194
Photo of Tara Baty-Thomas, MA, RCC, RSW, Counsellor
Tara Baty-Thomas
Counsellor, MA, RCC, RSW
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Kitimat, BC V8C  (Online Only)
I enjoy helping people who need support to overcome a variety of concerns such as relationship issues, anger management, alcohol addiction and anxiety. I believe clients improve faster when they learn the practical skills necessary to help them overcome obstacles to a fulfilling life. I provide practical, step by step interventions to help couples learn to communicate, process fights and affairs and improve the quality of their relationship.
I enjoy helping people who need support to overcome a variety of concerns such as relationship issues, anger management, alcohol addiction and anxiety. I believe clients improve faster when they learn the practical skills necessary to help them overcome obstacles to a fulfilling life. I provide practical, step by step interventions to help couples learn to communicate, process fights and affairs and improve the quality of their relationship.
(778) 718-8492 View (778) 718-8492

How does your Counsellor compare?

Number of Counsellors in V8C

< 10

Counsellors in V8C who prioritize treating:

100% Anxiety
86% Relationship Issues
86% Depression
86% Trauma and PTSD
86% Stress
71% Coping Skills
71% Self Esteem

Average years in practice

19 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

100% Pacific Blue Cross
100% First Nations Health Authority
50% Great-West Life

How Counsellors in V8C see their clients

57% Online Only
43% In Person and Online

Gender breakdown

86% Female
14% Male
FAQs - About Therapy and Counselling

How can I find a therapist in V8C?

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.