Paula Marie Murphy, Counsellor
Counsellor, MA, RCC
Verified by Psychology Today
"You may be struggling to move forward in some key area of your life, yet unsure of your next steps. At the same time, you are beginning to sense in to the greater possibilities for your life, and you're tired of being held back by old patterns, beliefs, relationship challenges, and ways of being. I can help support you with whatever you may have experienced in the past, or continue to deal with in the present. You are not meant to take this healing journey alone. I can help guide you towards health, well-being, and wholeness."
(778) 864-5669
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"You may be struggling to move forward in some key area of your life, yet unsure of your next steps. At the same time, you are beginning to sense in to the greater possibilities for your life, and you're tired of being held back by old patterns, beliefs, relationship challenges, and ways of being. I can help support you with whatever you may have experienced in the past, or continue to deal with in the present. You are not meant to take this healing journey alone. I can help guide you towards health, well-being, and wholeness."
Katie R. Elmhurst, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, DSW, MSW, RCC
Verified by Psychology Today
"Welcome to my clinical practice! I specialize in treating pre-teens, adolescents, and young adults with eating disorders, depression, anxiety, and related issues. My clinical style is energetic, direct, collaborative, and strengths-based. I offer individual therapy as well as Family-Based Treatment. Parents are a child’s greatest resource in recovery. In my work with children and adolescents, I keep parents fully informed and actively involved in each step of the process, from initial evaluation to relapse prevention. I view parents as the primary member of their child’s treatment team, and I serve as a consultant to them."
(778) 766-4396
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"Welcome to my clinical practice! I specialize in treating pre-teens, adolescents, and young adults with eating disorders, depression, anxiety, and related issues. My clinical style is energetic, direct, collaborative, and strengths-based. I offer individual therapy as well as Family-Based Treatment. Parents are a child’s greatest resource in recovery. In my work with children and adolescents, I keep parents fully informed and actively involved in each step of the process, from initial evaluation to relapse prevention. I view parents as the primary member of their child’s treatment team, and I serve as a consultant to them."
Peter Ciceri, Psychotherapy & Career Counselling, Counsellor
Counsellor, MA, RCC, ICDD
Verified by Psychology Today
"My focus is Career Counselling (including job Loss & transition) as well as general psychotherapy. Approximately only 35% of people are engaged in their work. My goal is to help you find meaning, and joy in your career and life. The assessment tools include 1) Career Construction Narrative, 2) Objective assessments such as the Strong Interest Inventory, 3) Understanding your values and 4) your personality, as well as Positive Psychology 5) EMDR and 6) Understanding your life's realities is essential."
(855) 262-3688
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"My focus is Career Counselling (including job Loss & transition) as well as general psychotherapy. Approximately only 35% of people are engaged in their work. My goal is to help you find meaning, and joy in your career and life. The assessment tools include 1) Career Construction Narrative, 2) Objective assessments such as the Strong Interest Inventory, 3) Understanding your values and 4) your personality, as well as Positive Psychology 5) EMDR and 6) Understanding your life's realities is essential."
Virginia Ronning Counselling Coaching & Consulting, Counsellor
Counsellor, MEd, RCC, ACC, CEC
Verified by Psychology Today
"You want to find ways to be authentic and perform to your best ability in your workplace or at home. You are willing to explore internal or external barriers that may be getting in your way. The coaching and counselling I offer are ideal for every person who believes they are capable of more (intellectually, creatively, emotionally, socially, spiritually, physically, professionally, and/or financially)."
(855) 572-8468
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"You want to find ways to be authentic and perform to your best ability in your workplace or at home. You are willing to explore internal or external barriers that may be getting in your way. The coaching and counselling I offer are ideal for every person who believes they are capable of more (intellectually, creatively, emotionally, socially, spiritually, physically, professionally, and/or financially)."
White Eagle Counselling and Therapy, Counsellor
Counsellor, MA, RCC
Verified by Psychology Today
"When we embrace both our intellect and our body wisdom, we have a vital, rich resource of knowledge, awareness and understanding. My practice focuses on accessing, honouring and nurturing what our bodies know, what our voices wish to say, and what sense our minds can make of the human experience."
(855) 974-4381
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"When we embrace both our intellect and our body wisdom, we have a vital, rich resource of knowledge, awareness and understanding. My practice focuses on accessing, honouring and nurturing what our bodies know, what our voices wish to say, and what sense our minds can make of the human experience."
Erin Laird, Counsellor
Counsellor, MA, RCC
Verified by Psychology Today
"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
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"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."
Tammy Van Hinte, Counsellor
Counsellor, MA, RCC
Verified by Psychology Today
"Are you looking for ways to increase your relationship satisfaction and intimacy? I help couples address relationship struggles in more effective ways. I am trained in the Bader/Pearson Model of Couple Therapy, The Gottman Method, Emotionally Focused Couple Therapy. I will help you identify what you are doing well already, what you want to change and a plan for moving toward your relationship goals. I have experience and training working in conflict resolution and will help you learn how to navigate conflict more effectively. "
(855) 808-4730
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"Are you looking for ways to increase your relationship satisfaction and intimacy? I help couples address relationship struggles in more effective ways. I am trained in the Bader/Pearson Model of Couple Therapy, The Gottman Method, Emotionally Focused Couple Therapy. I will help you identify what you are doing well already, what you want to change and a plan for moving toward your relationship goals. I have experience and training working in conflict resolution and will help you learn how to navigate conflict more effectively. "
Dr. Dawn Rabey, Counsellor
Counsellor, PhD, CCC, RCC
Verified by Psychology Today
"I work with individuals who are seeking long-term depth psychotherapy. I support deep inquiry and on-going discovery of who you are, whether the draw is to access more of your creative potential, or to shift long-standing patterns that no longer serve you. It is not about perfection, but rather wholeness, which includes all parts of the Self; it is about living a full life, not a perfect life. I work with clients who have experienced severe childhood trauma, personality disorders, dissociation, self-harm, eating disorders, suicidal ideation, and spiritual awakening. I also work with clients who are on a dedicated spiritual path. "
(855) 524-0485
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"I work with individuals who are seeking long-term depth psychotherapy. I support deep inquiry and on-going discovery of who you are, whether the draw is to access more of your creative potential, or to shift long-standing patterns that no longer serve you. It is not about perfection, but rather wholeness, which includes all parts of the Self; it is about living a full life, not a perfect life. I work with clients who have experienced severe childhood trauma, personality disorders, dissociation, self-harm, eating disorders, suicidal ideation, and spiritual awakening. I also work with clients who are on a dedicated spiritual path. "
Kathryn Sandberg, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, RSW
Verified by Psychology Today
"Taking the first step toward getting help and sharing personal information is often the most difficult. I am an open, sensitive, and compassionate therapist who will create a safe and confidential space for you to share your concerns. As a Master's level therapist and Registered Social Worker, I offer counselling and expressive therapies to children, teens and adults, and a supportive, accepting, therapeutic relationship in which to heal."
(250) 800-2711
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"Taking the first step toward getting help and sharing personal information is often the most difficult. I am an open, sensitive, and compassionate therapist who will create a safe and confidential space for you to share your concerns. As a Master's level therapist and Registered Social Worker, I offer counselling and expressive therapies to children, teens and adults, and a supportive, accepting, therapeutic relationship in which to heal."
Monica Hinton, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, PhD, cand, MSW, RSW
Verified by Psychology Today
"90% of Canadians suffer with poor body image, which speaks to our cultural focus on body image and weight. This norm of shaming our natural body sizes diverts us from valuing our authentic selves and sits on the continuum that can lead to eating disorder behaviours. As an experienced eating disorder specialist, dispelling the myths and spreading the message that recovery from an eating disorder is possible is paramount. My humanist, strengths based and experiential approach meets you where you are at currently and I work from a team based approach. My experience also includes depression, anxiety, trauma and addiction."
(855) 729-6718
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"90% of Canadians suffer with poor body image, which speaks to our cultural focus on body image and weight. This norm of shaming our natural body sizes diverts us from valuing our authentic selves and sits on the continuum that can lead to eating disorder behaviours. As an experienced eating disorder specialist, dispelling the myths and spreading the message that recovery from an eating disorder is possible is paramount. My humanist, strengths based and experiential approach meets you where you are at currently and I work from a team based approach. My experience also includes depression, anxiety, trauma and addiction."
NeurAlive Technologies, Counsellor
Counsellor, MA, RCC
Verified by Psychology Today
"Supervised by Reg. Clinical Counsellor, Elinor Bazar, NeurAlive is a new Neurofeedback Centre in Oak Bay with the mission to relieve suffering one brain at a time. Described as a 'workout' for the brain, Neurofeedback helps the central nervous system make the best use of the brain's natural resources. The result is a more open and positive mindset in which obstacles are more manageable and problems more resolvable. We proudly offer NeurOptimal® Neurofeedback sessions from our office as well as rent devices for home use. To learn more or request a free consultation, visit neuralive.ca."
(855) 642-9727
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"Supervised by Reg. Clinical Counsellor, Elinor Bazar, NeurAlive is a new Neurofeedback Centre in Oak Bay with the mission to relieve suffering one brain at a time. Described as a 'workout' for the brain, Neurofeedback helps the central nervous system make the best use of the brain's natural resources. The result is a more open and positive mindset in which obstacles are more manageable and problems more resolvable. We proudly offer NeurOptimal® Neurofeedback sessions from our office as well as rent devices for home use. To learn more or request a free consultation, visit neuralive.ca."
Sonya Boya, Counsellor
Counsellor, MSc, RCC
Verified by Psychology Today
"In my varied practice, I see children, youth and adults, addressing issues ranging from mental health concerns to life transitions. I use a client-centred approach, respecting that you are the expert in your own life. The therapeutic relationship we create allows you to explore your reality to the extent that you want to, in a trusting, calm and gentle environment. I draw from a number of different therapeutic styles, suited to you as a person, your worldview and your interests (talk, art, sandtray, play). I practice from an anti-oppressive, inclusive perspective, and also provide clinical supervision for counsellors."
(250) 589-7709
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"In my varied practice, I see children, youth and adults, addressing issues ranging from mental health concerns to life transitions. I use a client-centred approach, respecting that you are the expert in your own life. The therapeutic relationship we create allows you to explore your reality to the extent that you want to, in a trusting, calm and gentle environment. I draw from a number of different therapeutic styles, suited to you as a person, your worldview and your interests (talk, art, sandtray, play). I practice from an anti-oppressive, inclusive perspective, and also provide clinical supervision for counsellors."
Triana Avis-Davies, Counsellor
Counsellor, MA, RCC
Verified by Psychology Today
"My approach to counselling is gentle, informal and highly intuitive. I work in a client-centred way, and my clients describe me as warm, welcoming, and easy to talk to. People tell me that I have a special ability to get to the root of the problem quickly so that the core issues can be addressed and resolved. I offer both short term solution-focused counselling and long term transformational therapy. I specialize in helping clients with depression, anxiety, grief, relationship issues, and self-esteem."
(778) 771-0792
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"My approach to counselling is gentle, informal and highly intuitive. I work in a client-centred way, and my clients describe me as warm, welcoming, and easy to talk to. People tell me that I have a special ability to get to the root of the problem quickly so that the core issues can be addressed and resolved. I offer both short term solution-focused counselling and long term transformational therapy. I specialize in helping clients with depression, anxiety, grief, relationship issues, and self-esteem."
Maureen Drage, Counsellor
Counsellor, MA, BSW, RCC, RSW
Verified by Psychology Today
"As a Registered Clinical Counsellor and Registered Social Worker, I work with individuals, couples and families. I believe that each individual has the innate capacity for growth and change and an ability to heal. I am experienced and skilled at helping clients deal with grief and loss, life transitions, anxiety and depression, trauma, and relationship challenges. My compassionate and collaborative approach helps clients recognize their strengths, gain insight into the circumstances of their lives, and find new and creative solutions to their problems."
(778) 767-0920
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"As a Registered Clinical Counsellor and Registered Social Worker, I work with individuals, couples and families. I believe that each individual has the innate capacity for growth and change and an ability to heal. I am experienced and skilled at helping clients deal with grief and loss, life transitions, anxiety and depression, trauma, and relationship challenges. My compassionate and collaborative approach helps clients recognize their strengths, gain insight into the circumstances of their lives, and find new and creative solutions to their problems."
Emily Prelevic, Counsellor
Counsellor, MA, RCC
Verified by Psychology Today
"I would be honoured to help you access your capacity to heal and make the changes you want in your life. I practice highly effective therapies that help you get unstuck and see things in a new way. I listen with loving-kindness and collaborate with you to develop resources for resilience. Treatment is evidence-based, progressive and designed to meet your goals. It may include: stress-reduction and emotional coping skills, developing boundaries in relationships, healing past wounds, safely processing trauma, and psychospiritual growth. I also offer neurofeedback as a drug-free way to rebalance your nervous system/brain."
(866) 353-1017
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"I would be honoured to help you access your capacity to heal and make the changes you want in your life. I practice highly effective therapies that help you get unstuck and see things in a new way. I listen with loving-kindness and collaborate with you to develop resources for resilience. Treatment is evidence-based, progressive and designed to meet your goals. It may include: stress-reduction and emotional coping skills, developing boundaries in relationships, healing past wounds, safely processing trauma, and psychospiritual growth. I also offer neurofeedback as a drug-free way to rebalance your nervous system/brain."
Lucia Simoncicova, Counsellor
Counsellor, MA, RCC
Verified by Psychology Today
"Registered Clinical Counsellor, experienced in counselling Adults, Children, and Youth. Areas of Expertise: Anxiety, Depression, Grief and Loss, Emotional-regulation, and Relationship Issues. Compassionate professional who focuses on the unique strengths of each person. Lucia's aim is to help each one to express their needs, feelings or difficulties through Cognitive-behavioural therapy, Art therapy and play-based directives. Systemic work with families: parents are provided with co-regulation strategies to help their children with emotional regulation. Children are offered cognitive and creative strategies to manage their feelings."
(778) 763-1353
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"Registered Clinical Counsellor, experienced in counselling Adults, Children, and Youth. Areas of Expertise: Anxiety, Depression, Grief and Loss, Emotional-regulation, and Relationship Issues. Compassionate professional who focuses on the unique strengths of each person. Lucia's aim is to help each one to express their needs, feelings or difficulties through Cognitive-behavioural therapy, Art therapy and play-based directives. Systemic work with families: parents are provided with co-regulation strategies to help their children with emotional regulation. Children are offered cognitive and creative strategies to manage their feelings."
Danelle Barnard, Counsellor
Counsellor, BSW, MA, MScA, RCC
Verified by Psychology Today
"When you live, love or have family ties outside the box of society's expectations, finding a therapist can be complex. You want someone who has experience with your areas of concern, and you also need to trust that you'll be safe from prejudice and ignorance while you're feeling vulnerable. It's not enough to find a counsellor who welcomes LGBTQ+ clients in their general practice, sometimes you want a therapist who is especially attuned to the unique strengths and challenges that come with gender, sexual and relational diversity. This is the work I am passionate about."
(778) 400-1694
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"When you live, love or have family ties outside the box of society's expectations, finding a therapist can be complex. You want someone who has experience with your areas of concern, and you also need to trust that you'll be safe from prejudice and ignorance while you're feeling vulnerable. It's not enough to find a counsellor who welcomes LGBTQ+ clients in their general practice, sometimes you want a therapist who is especially attuned to the unique strengths and challenges that come with gender, sexual and relational diversity. This is the work I am passionate about."
Isabelle Grenon, Psychologist
Psychologist
Verified by Psychology Today
"I believe that everyone has inner strengths and resilience to draw on. My aim in treatment is to assist in creating transformation and harmony where there is struggle and resignation, in a safe, respectful professional environment. It is about relationship, about developing strengths in the face of adversity, and being present to find compassionate ways to move forward, with renewed joy and humour. The client to therapist fit is crucial to a good collaborative working relationship. To ensure a good fit I offer a free "Meet & Greet" consult before the first session."
(855) 912-7866
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"I believe that everyone has inner strengths and resilience to draw on. My aim in treatment is to assist in creating transformation and harmony where there is struggle and resignation, in a safe, respectful professional environment. It is about relationship, about developing strengths in the face of adversity, and being present to find compassionate ways to move forward, with renewed joy and humour. The client to therapist fit is crucial to a good collaborative working relationship. To ensure a good fit I offer a free "Meet & Greet" consult before the first session."
Lotus Roots Psychotherapy, Marriage & Family Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist, MEd, RMFT
Verified by Psychology Today
"Whatever hurts inside is simply asking to be known and loved. I believe that the difficulties and traumas of life need never define us as human beings. Rather, I believe that when safety, skillful caring and authentic connection are available to us, these very traumas become the doors through which we discover our own unique gifts, talents and power as individuals."
(855) 712-5850
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"Whatever hurts inside is simply asking to be known and loved. I believe that the difficulties and traumas of life need never define us as human beings. Rather, I believe that when safety, skillful caring and authentic connection are available to us, these very traumas become the doors through which we discover our own unique gifts, talents and power as individuals."
Lloyd Russell, Drug & Alcohol Counsellor
Drug & Alcohol Counsellor, RSW, CCAC
Verified by Psychology Today
"Are you feeling stuck or resentful towards yourself or others? Do you need a space to confront the distress in your life - whether it's alcohol or substance use, depression, anxiety, family issues, or other issues deep within yourself? I believe most people innately know what to do to live a happy life, and be free of the problems that hold them back. There is good news...addiction can be treated. There are many options and resources available. I can help. I am a Registered Social Worker and a Canadian Certified Addiction Counsellor."
(778) 608-5874
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"Are you feeling stuck or resentful towards yourself or others? Do you need a space to confront the distress in your life - whether it's alcohol or substance use, depression, anxiety, family issues, or other issues deep within yourself? I believe most people innately know what to do to live a happy life, and be free of the problems that hold them back. There is good news...addiction can be treated. There are many options and resources available. I can help. I am a Registered Social Worker and a Canadian Certified Addiction Counsellor."

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