Therapists in V8P

Photo of Christopher Ashforth, Counsellor in V8P, BC
Christopher Ashforth
Counsellor, MC, RCC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Victoria, BC V8P
Weekend & Evening Availability. You might be facing a setback, and it can be hard to stay positive and not lose faith in your dreams. I know how you feel, I have been there too. I can help you create a plan to change your relationship with substances, or anxiety, and move you towards a more meaningful & fulfilling life. I offer in-person weekend sessions on saturdays and sundays, and online sessions mondays and tuesdays.
Weekend & Evening Availability. You might be facing a setback, and it can be hard to stay positive and not lose faith in your dreams. I know how you feel, I have been there too. I can help you create a plan to change your relationship with substances, or anxiety, and move you towards a more meaningful & fulfilling life. I offer in-person weekend sessions on saturdays and sundays, and online sessions mondays and tuesdays.
(705) 996-6301 View (705) 996-6301
Photo of Jen Rosang, Counsellor in V8P, BC
Jen Rosang
Counsellor, BA, MA, RCC
Verified
6 Endorsed
Victoria, BC V8P
Life can be hard. You may be living each day with anxiety, or feeling down about your current situation or past decisions. Maybe you are experiencing a challenging relationship, or struggling to manage difficult emotions such as anxiety, grief, anger, or sadness. Perhaps you feel stuck in some way or have trouble accepting yourself. You are not alone! All of these issues are part of the shared human experience. They are painful yet expected elements of life, and we can all learn to navigate them with more confidence when we have the necessary support and resources.
Life can be hard. You may be living each day with anxiety, or feeling down about your current situation or past decisions. Maybe you are experiencing a challenging relationship, or struggling to manage difficult emotions such as anxiety, grief, anger, or sadness. Perhaps you feel stuck in some way or have trouble accepting yourself. You are not alone! All of these issues are part of the shared human experience. They are painful yet expected elements of life, and we can all learn to navigate them with more confidence when we have the necessary support and resources.
(778) 400-7255 View (778) 400-7255
Photo of Megan Stanley, Counsellor in V8P, BC
Megan Stanley
Counsellor, MACP, CCC, RCC
Verified
Victoria, BC V8P
Do you wake up in the morning and your anxiety starts to creep in? Do you feel like you have tried everything and you’re losing hope? Are you often triggered emotionally and feel as though you lose control? Do you struggle within your close relationships and wonder “how did I get here?” My approach to therapy is always rooted in compassion and genuine curiosity. I have a mindful and gentle presence, which guides my considerate sensitivity and attunement to each of my clients. Together we can cultivate unique goals and illuminate your wellness path through exploring, connecting, healing, and harnessing strengths.
Do you wake up in the morning and your anxiety starts to creep in? Do you feel like you have tried everything and you’re losing hope? Are you often triggered emotionally and feel as though you lose control? Do you struggle within your close relationships and wonder “how did I get here?” My approach to therapy is always rooted in compassion and genuine curiosity. I have a mindful and gentle presence, which guides my considerate sensitivity and attunement to each of my clients. Together we can cultivate unique goals and illuminate your wellness path through exploring, connecting, healing, and harnessing strengths.
(672) 202-1363 View (672) 202-1363
Photo of Rita Girn, Counsellor in V8P, BC
Rita Girn
Counsellor, MA , RSW, CCC, PMH-C
Verified
1 Endorsed
Victoria, BC V8P  (Online Only)
Not accepting new clients
I am currently accepting new clients. The first thing you should know about me is that I lead with my heart. I acknowledge the privilege of this work and the courage of those who entrust me to hold the space of their most vulnerable and true self. I specialize working with those who are trying to conceive and dealing with infertility, those who are pregnant, postpartum and beyond. If you are struggling with your mental health, identity related to parenting, parenting, relationship challenges then I can help you on your journey. I also work with general anxiety, depression, perfectionism, life transition, parenting, trauma and grief.
I am currently accepting new clients. The first thing you should know about me is that I lead with my heart. I acknowledge the privilege of this work and the courage of those who entrust me to hold the space of their most vulnerable and true self. I specialize working with those who are trying to conceive and dealing with infertility, those who are pregnant, postpartum and beyond. If you are struggling with your mental health, identity related to parenting, parenting, relationship challenges then I can help you on your journey. I also work with general anxiety, depression, perfectionism, life transition, parenting, trauma and grief.
(289) 277-5527 View (289) 277-5527
Photo of Carli Kirby, Counsellor in V8P, BC
Carli Kirby
Counsellor, MA, RCC
Verified
Victoria, BC V8P
I work with folks who are experiencing post-traumatic stress responses, anxiety, depression, the effects of abuse and early attachment wounds. Through a relational, attachment-based somatic approach to counselling, I can help clients develop a stronger sense of self, increase their capacity to tolerate emotions, learn to self-regulate the nervous system, repair relational injuries, get "unstuck", and heal from the effects of trauma in an embodied way.
I work with folks who are experiencing post-traumatic stress responses, anxiety, depression, the effects of abuse and early attachment wounds. Through a relational, attachment-based somatic approach to counselling, I can help clients develop a stronger sense of self, increase their capacity to tolerate emotions, learn to self-regulate the nervous system, repair relational injuries, get "unstuck", and heal from the effects of trauma in an embodied way.
(778) 764-1579 View (778) 764-1579
Photo of Shelley Schulberg, Counsellor in V8P, BC
Shelley Schulberg
Counsellor, MA, RCC, SEP
Verified
5 Endorsed
Victoria, BC V8P
I specialize in trauma work with youth and adults, helping individuals to process, transform, heal, and grow. I offer a non-judgemental, safe space and warm presence. I can help with low mood, mood swings, anxiety and panic, anger, PTSD, self-harming behaviours, suicidal ideation, addictions, shame, early developmental attachment trauma, stress, balance, and life transitions. I am passionate about supporting and empowering people in their walk towards living their most fulfilling life. I draw upon a range of evidence based approaches (including Somatic Experiencing and CBT), which are tailored to fit your unique needs and goals.
I specialize in trauma work with youth and adults, helping individuals to process, transform, heal, and grow. I offer a non-judgemental, safe space and warm presence. I can help with low mood, mood swings, anxiety and panic, anger, PTSD, self-harming behaviours, suicidal ideation, addictions, shame, early developmental attachment trauma, stress, balance, and life transitions. I am passionate about supporting and empowering people in their walk towards living their most fulfilling life. I draw upon a range of evidence based approaches (including Somatic Experiencing and CBT), which are tailored to fit your unique needs and goals.
(778) 400-4593 View (778) 400-4593
Photo of Laura Guenzel, Counsellor in V8P, BC
Laura Guenzel
Counsellor, MA, RCC, CCC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Victoria, BC V8P  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
As a COVID-conscious, fat liberationist, asexual and aromantic counsellor, I get how difficult it can be living in the world right now. It can feel like you are swimming against the current of society, whose priorities are so far removed from what you know you need and want.
As a COVID-conscious, fat liberationist, asexual and aromantic counsellor, I get how difficult it can be living in the world right now. It can feel like you are swimming against the current of society, whose priorities are so far removed from what you know you need and want.
(778) 770-4608 View (778) 770-4608
Photo of Mara Gurr, Pre-Licensed Professional in V8P, BC
Mara Gurr
Pre-Licensed Professional
Verified
1 Endorsed
Victoria, BC V8P
Hello! I am grateful to be based in the beautiful, unceded, traditional territories of the Lekwungen peoples. I am a Master of Counselling student at the University of Victoria and am excited to be part of the wonderful Wildwood team during my practicum. My low-cost sessions are supervised by our clinical director, Anja Hess, RCC 18489 (pictured below). I want to support you through life’s challenges while celebrating your uniqueness and growth. I bring my lived experience as a Queer person and an authentic, warm nature to sessions.
Hello! I am grateful to be based in the beautiful, unceded, traditional territories of the Lekwungen peoples. I am a Master of Counselling student at the University of Victoria and am excited to be part of the wonderful Wildwood team during my practicum. My low-cost sessions are supervised by our clinical director, Anja Hess, RCC 18489 (pictured below). I want to support you through life’s challenges while celebrating your uniqueness and growth. I bring my lived experience as a Queer person and an authentic, warm nature to sessions.
(249) 702-1630 View (249) 702-1630
Photo of Rhonwen Derbez, Registered Psychotherapist in V8P, BC
Rhonwen Derbez
Registered Psychotherapist, RP, DiplGIT, BMus
Verified
3 Endorsed
Victoria, BC V8P  (Online Only)
Embodied Relational Trauma Therapy. Embodied means looking at what we sense and feel with our whole self to get as much data as we can. Relational means we are impacted by our environments including the others in our lives, every moment, every breath. Trauma indicates where are we stuck (in time, in our bodies, in our minds) due to lack of effective supports. Therapy asks how do we get moving again, starting from where we are and who we are, right now, in this very moment.
Embodied Relational Trauma Therapy. Embodied means looking at what we sense and feel with our whole self to get as much data as we can. Relational means we are impacted by our environments including the others in our lives, every moment, every breath. Trauma indicates where are we stuck (in time, in our bodies, in our minds) due to lack of effective supports. Therapy asks how do we get moving again, starting from where we are and who we are, right now, in this very moment.
View
Photo of Taryn Smith, Counsellor in V8P, BC
Taryn Smith
Counsellor, CCC, MC
Verified
Victoria, BC V8P
LGBTQ2IAS+ and disability friendly- I am a trauma-informed, person-centered counsellor, viewing my clients as the experts in the room and collaborating with them to discover the research-based approaches and tools that best suit their needs. My clients view my therapy sessions as a safe space where they feel comfortable letting go of painful emotions and past traumas. I see both individual clients and couples
LGBTQ2IAS+ and disability friendly- I am a trauma-informed, person-centered counsellor, viewing my clients as the experts in the room and collaborating with them to discover the research-based approaches and tools that best suit their needs. My clients view my therapy sessions as a safe space where they feel comfortable letting go of painful emotions and past traumas. I see both individual clients and couples
(705) 535-1947 View (705) 535-1947
Photo of Wade Hirschfield, Counsellor in V8P, BC
Wade Hirschfield
Counsellor, MC, RCC
Verified
Victoria, BC V8P
When confronted with challenging times - whether it is struggling with mental health, your relationships, addiction, identity or just not knowing what to do - feelings of despair, loneliness, desperation, and fear can overwhelm hope.
When confronted with challenging times - whether it is struggling with mental health, your relationships, addiction, identity or just not knowing what to do - feelings of despair, loneliness, desperation, and fear can overwhelm hope.
View
Photo of Lisa Clarabut, Counsellor in V8P, BC
Lisa Clarabut
Counsellor, BSW, MC, RCC
Verified
5 Endorsed
Victoria, BC V8P
Arriving at counselling may feel vulnerable and uncertain, my approach to working together is to offer a safe space where we can explore the areas that you identify as needing attention. My goal is to create a space which allows you to discuss the challenges you are facing and to offer support and skills to explore these together. I will do this with curiosity, empathy, compassion, and respect for your process. It is important to me that you feel like our collaborative counselling relationship is the right fit for you.
Arriving at counselling may feel vulnerable and uncertain, my approach to working together is to offer a safe space where we can explore the areas that you identify as needing attention. My goal is to create a space which allows you to discuss the challenges you are facing and to offer support and skills to explore these together. I will do this with curiosity, empathy, compassion, and respect for your process. It is important to me that you feel like our collaborative counselling relationship is the right fit for you.
(289) 236-0985 View (289) 236-0985
Photo of Michaela Louie, Pre-Licensed Professional in V8P, BC
Michaela Louie
Pre-Licensed Professional, BCYC
Verified
3 Endorsed
Victoria, BC V8P
I approach my work through a two-eyed seeing framework, holding both western modalities and Indigenous ways of knowing, doing, and being close to my heart. My practice is decolonial, person centered and strengths based, and includes modalities such as narrative, emotion focused, and solution focused.
I approach my work through a two-eyed seeing framework, holding both western modalities and Indigenous ways of knowing, doing, and being close to my heart. My practice is decolonial, person centered and strengths based, and includes modalities such as narrative, emotion focused, and solution focused.
(431) 304-9722 View (431) 304-9722
Photo of Jessica R Pfeffer, Counsellor in V8P, BC
Jessica R Pfeffer
Counsellor, MEM, MACP, RCC, CCC
Verified
Victoria, BC V8P
I have a Master’s of Counselling Psychology and a Master of Environmental Management. I am a Registered Clinical Counsellor with the BC Association of Clinical Counsellors. I am passionate about working with children, youth and families, supporting them through their life pathways. My work builds on a lifetime committed to service, and working with non-profits, regional and provincial government in emergency management, conservation and environmental policy. I currently work as a clinician with individuals with eating disorders. My goal is to create a positive therapeutic environment where you feel safe, supported, and heard.
I have a Master’s of Counselling Psychology and a Master of Environmental Management. I am a Registered Clinical Counsellor with the BC Association of Clinical Counsellors. I am passionate about working with children, youth and families, supporting them through their life pathways. My work builds on a lifetime committed to service, and working with non-profits, regional and provincial government in emergency management, conservation and environmental policy. I currently work as a clinician with individuals with eating disorders. My goal is to create a positive therapeutic environment where you feel safe, supported, and heard.
(343) 313-0893 View (343) 313-0893
Photo of Amy Johnston, Counsellor in V8P, BC
Amy Johnston
Counsellor, MEd, RCC
Verified
Victoria, BC V8P  (Online Only)
Sometimes there is a gap between where we are and where we want to be or who we think we could be. Feeling this gap can be emotionally and physically draining. It’s difficult to be present in our lives when we feel consumed by the pain within us. It’s hard to know what to do next and even when the next step is clear, it may feel impossible to take it. My approach to therapy is gentle, supportive, and relational with an aim to reduce the need for coping mechanisms and to heal at the source. The training that I take reflects my personal belief that therapy is a place to come back to your integrated self.
Sometimes there is a gap between where we are and where we want to be or who we think we could be. Feeling this gap can be emotionally and physically draining. It’s difficult to be present in our lives when we feel consumed by the pain within us. It’s hard to know what to do next and even when the next step is clear, it may feel impossible to take it. My approach to therapy is gentle, supportive, and relational with an aim to reduce the need for coping mechanisms and to heal at the source. The training that I take reflects my personal belief that therapy is a place to come back to your integrated self.
(343) 341-5692 View (343) 341-5692
Photo of Erin Farley, Counsellor in V8P, BC
Erin Farley
Counsellor, MA, RCC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Victoria, BC V8P  (Online Only)
Many of us are living with stress, shame, burnout, sadness and fear that seems overwhelming. Society, work, and relationships can take a toll. We were not taught how to deal with the situations we are facing. Your pain makes sense. If you are struggling to regulate emotions, wanting to improve relationships, or looking for tools to better cope with challenges, you are not alone. Counselling can provide that opportunity. If you want to know yourself better, or if there is something in your life that you want to take a closer look at, I would love to hear from you.
Many of us are living with stress, shame, burnout, sadness and fear that seems overwhelming. Society, work, and relationships can take a toll. We were not taught how to deal with the situations we are facing. Your pain makes sense. If you are struggling to regulate emotions, wanting to improve relationships, or looking for tools to better cope with challenges, you are not alone. Counselling can provide that opportunity. If you want to know yourself better, or if there is something in your life that you want to take a closer look at, I would love to hear from you.
(778) 743-6083 View (778) 743-6083
Photo of Erin Laird, Counsellor in V8P, BC
Erin Laird
Counsellor, MA, RCC
Verified
Victoria, BC V8P
You're in emotional and physical agony. You're anxious, depressed, stuck, and looking for relief. You desire to feel healthy and whole. You are not alone. I value relationship building, and with an attitude of curiosity can hold the emotional space for you to search and stretch. With trust firmly established, I thoughtfully and sensitively advocate for action. It is my honour and privilege to walk along side you on your journey. Believing us to be created with an innate need, and desire, for living in community, collaborative work is the foundation of my practice.
You're in emotional and physical agony. You're anxious, depressed, stuck, and looking for relief. You desire to feel healthy and whole. You are not alone. I value relationship building, and with an attitude of curiosity can hold the emotional space for you to search and stretch. With trust firmly established, I thoughtfully and sensitively advocate for action. It is my honour and privilege to walk along side you on your journey. Believing us to be created with an innate need, and desire, for living in community, collaborative work is the foundation of my practice.
(866) 977-6936 View (866) 977-6936
Photo of Charene Cranston, Counsellor in V8P, BC
Charene Cranston
Counsellor, MA, RCC
Verified
4 Endorsed
Victoria, BC V8P
Not accepting new clients
Sometimes we get caught up in our day-to-day routines or we feel too stretched, stressed, or spent to get going on creating the future we want for ourselves. Other times, there are family or societal expectations that push up against our dreams of how we want to show up or what we want to do in our lives. Adversity happens, and sometimes difficult events can block us from moving forward in the ways we want. You have strength within you, though, and there is always something good to build upon. This is where we can start our work together.
Sometimes we get caught up in our day-to-day routines or we feel too stretched, stressed, or spent to get going on creating the future we want for ourselves. Other times, there are family or societal expectations that push up against our dreams of how we want to show up or what we want to do in our lives. Adversity happens, and sometimes difficult events can block us from moving forward in the ways we want. You have strength within you, though, and there is always something good to build upon. This is where we can start our work together.
(807) 790-0735 View (807) 790-0735
Photo of Beverly M Stretch, Counsellor in V8P, BC
Beverly M Stretch
Counsellor, MA, CCC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Victoria, BC V8P
Accepting New Clients. Are you experiencing increased anxiety or sadness lately? Do you wish to feel more confident, more connected, more relaxed? You may wish to increase your motivation, to get more out of life, you may wish to navigate a life change, you may wish to identify or explore your goals. You don't want it to be this hard. You don't want to be this angry. You want to be happier and more fulfilled. You want your relationships to be better, perhaps deeper, richer, less difficult. You want to identify your dreams and find out the steps to take to get closer to fulfilling your dreams. I can help you on your journey.
Accepting New Clients. Are you experiencing increased anxiety or sadness lately? Do you wish to feel more confident, more connected, more relaxed? You may wish to increase your motivation, to get more out of life, you may wish to navigate a life change, you may wish to identify or explore your goals. You don't want it to be this hard. You don't want to be this angry. You want to be happier and more fulfilled. You want your relationships to be better, perhaps deeper, richer, less difficult. You want to identify your dreams and find out the steps to take to get closer to fulfilling your dreams. I can help you on your journey.
(306) 994-7761 View (306) 994-7761
Photo of Julie Giroux, Counsellor in V8P, BC
Julie Giroux
Counsellor, MEd, RCC, SEP
Verified
Victoria, BC V8P  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
I offer an individualized approach to adapting & growing with life challenges. The primary concerns I work with include: traumatic or stressful experiences, grief & loss & the symptoms of depression, anxiety, & insomnia. I begin with learning what is important & meaningful to you, clarify your present concerns & also how you will know when our work is done(!) Therapy takes time, energy & commitment but does not go on forever! I find it most effective to meet on a weekly or bi-weekly basis until we evaluate our work is done, or a less frequent schedule makes sense. Note: I work only with adults in individual or group therapy.
I offer an individualized approach to adapting & growing with life challenges. The primary concerns I work with include: traumatic or stressful experiences, grief & loss & the symptoms of depression, anxiety, & insomnia. I begin with learning what is important & meaningful to you, clarify your present concerns & also how you will know when our work is done(!) Therapy takes time, energy & commitment but does not go on forever! I find it most effective to meet on a weekly or bi-weekly basis until we evaluate our work is done, or a less frequent schedule makes sense. Note: I work only with adults in individual or group therapy.
View

See more therapy options for V8P

Nearby Searches for V8P

How does your Counsellor compare?

Number of Counsellors in V8P

60+

Average cost per session

$147

Counsellors in V8P who prioritize treating:

92% Anxiety
89% Depression
85% Relationship Issues
83% Coping Skills
83% Stress
82% Self Esteem
77% Trauma and PTSD

Average years in practice

7 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

41% Blue Cross
34% Green Shield Canada
34% SunLife

How Counsellors in V8P see their clients

72% In Person and Online
28% Online Only

Gender breakdown

86% Female
13% Male
1% Non-Binary

FAQs - About Therapy and Counselling

How can I find a therapist in V8P?

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.

Learn more about how to find a therapist

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.