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Alexine Papp
Counsellor, MACF, RCC, CCC
Verified Verified
Victoria, BC V8V
Alexine has years of experience working with unique and complex individuals from general psychiatry and community populations, spanning a wide range of ages. Working with a trauma informed foundation with a multi-modal approach allows for sessions to be individually tailored and collaborative. Alexine specializes in complex trauma, mood disorders with a focus on bipolar, emotional dysregulation, and anxiety.
Alexine has years of experience working with unique and complex individuals from general psychiatry and community populations, spanning a wide range of ages. Working with a trauma informed foundation with a multi-modal approach allows for sessions to be individually tailored and collaborative. Alexine specializes in complex trauma, mood disorders with a focus on bipolar, emotional dysregulation, and anxiety.
(778) 762-3223 View (778) 762-3223
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Heather Duncan
Counsellor, RCC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Victoria, BC V8V  (Online Only)
Heather’s experience stems from her work with survivors of abuse and trauma. She has had the honour of walking alongside children, adolescents, adults, and families as they navigate challenges arising from all forms of violence including depression, anxiety, grief, PTSD, OCD, self-injury, attachment trauma, addiction, emotion dysregulation, and other concurrent mental health conditions. She views wellbeing from a systemic and intersectional feminist lens, helping clients make sense of their concerns in a way that reduces self-blame and encourages self-efficacy.
Heather’s experience stems from her work with survivors of abuse and trauma. She has had the honour of walking alongside children, adolescents, adults, and families as they navigate challenges arising from all forms of violence including depression, anxiety, grief, PTSD, OCD, self-injury, attachment trauma, addiction, emotion dysregulation, and other concurrent mental health conditions. She views wellbeing from a systemic and intersectional feminist lens, helping clients make sense of their concerns in a way that reduces self-blame and encourages self-efficacy.
(672) 903-0104 View (672) 903-0104
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Kandice Peterson
Counsellor, MA, RCC
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Victoria, BC V8V
Queer and Trans friendly and accepting new clients! I'm a Registered Clinical Counsellor and 5th generation settler on the unceded Lekwungen and W̱SÁNEĆ territories. I received my masters in counselling psychology from UVic and I focus on working with those who want support with Grief and Loss, Trauma, Gender Affirming Care, Anxiety, Depression, lgbtqia+ Identity, Relationships, Self-Compassion, Perfectionism, and more. If you want a compassionate, feminist counsellor, read on!
Queer and Trans friendly and accepting new clients! I'm a Registered Clinical Counsellor and 5th generation settler on the unceded Lekwungen and W̱SÁNEĆ territories. I received my masters in counselling psychology from UVic and I focus on working with those who want support with Grief and Loss, Trauma, Gender Affirming Care, Anxiety, Depression, lgbtqia+ Identity, Relationships, Self-Compassion, Perfectionism, and more. If you want a compassionate, feminist counsellor, read on!
(902) 915-4231 View (902) 915-4231
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Annemarie Gockel
Psychologist, PhD, R Psych
Verified Verified
Victoria, BC V8V  (Online Only)
Not accepting new clients
Are you feeling stressed out, overwhelmed or stuck? Is fear or anxiety getting in the way of achieving your goals? Do you long to feel more present, alive, and connected to yourself or those you care about? I know what that’s like and I can help. I help adults overcome stress, anxiety, or disconnection so that they can do more of what they love and deepen their relationships with the people that matter the most.
Are you feeling stressed out, overwhelmed or stuck? Is fear or anxiety getting in the way of achieving your goals? Do you long to feel more present, alive, and connected to yourself or those you care about? I know what that’s like and I can help. I help adults overcome stress, anxiety, or disconnection so that they can do more of what they love and deepen their relationships with the people that matter the most.
(778) 644-5341 View (778) 644-5341
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Daniel Saba Counselling
Counsellor, MC, RCC
Verified Verified
8 Endorsed
Victoria, BC V8V
Do you ever feel like you're wearing a mask that doesn't match how you feel inside? Whether it's intentional or not, the cost of this may be anxiety, loneliness, or unintended harm to those around you. With care and direction, I'll make space for all of you (including those quieter parts that may want to be heard). Whether you're stressed and overwhelmed or craving more authenticity, I'll help you explore different barriers like 'people-pleasing', fear of judgment, or past traumas that get in the way. Let's find inner fulfillment and strengthen the connections in your life by tending to your authentic voice and needs.
Do you ever feel like you're wearing a mask that doesn't match how you feel inside? Whether it's intentional or not, the cost of this may be anxiety, loneliness, or unintended harm to those around you. With care and direction, I'll make space for all of you (including those quieter parts that may want to be heard). Whether you're stressed and overwhelmed or craving more authenticity, I'll help you explore different barriers like 'people-pleasing', fear of judgment, or past traumas that get in the way. Let's find inner fulfillment and strengthen the connections in your life by tending to your authentic voice and needs.
(867) 670-8837 View (867) 670-8837
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Freddy Hehewerth
Occupational Therapist, BFA, MSc(OT)
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Victoria, BC V8V
Over the past few years our work, schools, homes, families, and daily occupations have been disrupted. As a result, we may feel stressed, overwhelmed, or deeply discouraged. In the absence of the activities we typically 'do', we may have become increasingly vulnerable to unhealthy behaviours and patterns. I can support you to build awareness of your internal and external challenges, develop new skills and capacities, and reveal new opportunities for growth.
Over the past few years our work, schools, homes, families, and daily occupations have been disrupted. As a result, we may feel stressed, overwhelmed, or deeply discouraged. In the absence of the activities we typically 'do', we may have become increasingly vulnerable to unhealthy behaviours and patterns. I can support you to build awareness of your internal and external challenges, develop new skills and capacities, and reveal new opportunities for growth.
(587) 841-0581 View (587) 841-0581
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Oksana Perets
Counsellor, MA, MC, RCC
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Victoria, BC V8V
I work with a range of issues, including life transitions, depression, anxiety, relationship issues, loss and grief. I often see people who feel limited by prescribed social roles, norms and expectations. They want to break free from these constraints and live a life that fully reflects who they are. In therapy, we work together to uncover my clients' longings and desires, reconnecting them with their true nature.
I work with a range of issues, including life transitions, depression, anxiety, relationship issues, loss and grief. I often see people who feel limited by prescribed social roles, norms and expectations. They want to break free from these constraints and live a life that fully reflects who they are. In therapy, we work together to uncover my clients' longings and desires, reconnecting them with their true nature.
(587) 857-5404 View (587) 857-5404
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Jeremy Addleman
Counsellor, MA, CCC
Verified Verified
7 Endorsed
Victoria, BC V8V
Not accepting new clients
If you are reading this, you may be looking for change. To heal, to find new passions, to unlock blocked potential. I am here to help you along this journey to self-improvement. Life doesn't always go according to plan and sometimes we need support in getting through the ups and downs. Together we can explore ways to tap into your best self, let go of behaviours that are holding you back, and tap into emotions that can reveal who you truly are and what you need in order to thrive. It is never too late. We will work as a team to build emotional awareness and develop new brain pathways that will lead to a brighter future.
If you are reading this, you may be looking for change. To heal, to find new passions, to unlock blocked potential. I am here to help you along this journey to self-improvement. Life doesn't always go according to plan and sometimes we need support in getting through the ups and downs. Together we can explore ways to tap into your best self, let go of behaviours that are holding you back, and tap into emotions that can reveal who you truly are and what you need in order to thrive. It is never too late. We will work as a team to build emotional awareness and develop new brain pathways that will lead to a brighter future.
(778) 403-6414 View (778) 403-6414
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Sarah Bourdon
Counsellor, MEd, RCC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Victoria, BC V8V
At Calm Kids Counselling, I provide support for children, youth, and families experiencing challenges related to school and/or home. Using a child-centered approach, I work with families to build balance and connection through a focus on strengths, problem-solving and coping skills, and play. My areas of practice include social and emotional difficulties, anxiety, depression, trauma, school avoidance and anxiety, parenting skills, prenatal and postpartum health, and peer and family relationships.
At Calm Kids Counselling, I provide support for children, youth, and families experiencing challenges related to school and/or home. Using a child-centered approach, I work with families to build balance and connection through a focus on strengths, problem-solving and coping skills, and play. My areas of practice include social and emotional difficulties, anxiety, depression, trauma, school avoidance and anxiety, parenting skills, prenatal and postpartum health, and peer and family relationships.
(888) 284-5490 View (888) 284-5490
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Angelina McOuat
Pre-Licensed Professional, BRM, CNP, MA, CCC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Victoria, BC V8V  (Online Only)
I aim to support your healing journey by providing a safe therapeutic environment along with a gentle and empathetic approach that is centred on collaboration. I believe in a holistic approach of exploring the whole person and acknowledging that everyone is unique. Understanding that one size does not fit all, I use an integrative approach to empower and help my clients.
I aim to support your healing journey by providing a safe therapeutic environment along with a gentle and empathetic approach that is centred on collaboration. I believe in a holistic approach of exploring the whole person and acknowledging that everyone is unique. Understanding that one size does not fit all, I use an integrative approach to empower and help my clients.
(672) 800-1510 View (672) 800-1510
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Carla Mae Leuschen
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MPA, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Victoria, BC V8V
I work with clients whom wish to push the boundaries of “normal” to uncover & deconstruct the root causes of their suffering. Many of the people that I work with are dealing with major depression, anxiety, grief, relationship issues, and overall frustration with the current state of society and the environment. The clients that I see often present to me with symptoms such as feeling blocked, overwhelmed, anxious, depressed, alone, and powerless in their life. I support clients to transform their pain into strength so that they can live a more fulfilled life.
I work with clients whom wish to push the boundaries of “normal” to uncover & deconstruct the root causes of their suffering. Many of the people that I work with are dealing with major depression, anxiety, grief, relationship issues, and overall frustration with the current state of society and the environment. The clients that I see often present to me with symptoms such as feeling blocked, overwhelmed, anxious, depressed, alone, and powerless in their life. I support clients to transform their pain into strength so that they can live a more fulfilled life.
(778) 743-5005 View (778) 743-5005
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Wellwoods Counselling
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
Victoria, BC V8V
Hi, I'm Trina Woods. I help to focus clients towards a deeper felt sense of what is happening within, in order to support a more fulfilling experience of life and relationships. Together we work to understand thoughts, emotions and behaviours that are no longer serving, and to unfold new experiences that can then be consolidated into new beliefs and new ways of showing up for the things that are important.
Hi, I'm Trina Woods. I help to focus clients towards a deeper felt sense of what is happening within, in order to support a more fulfilling experience of life and relationships. Together we work to understand thoughts, emotions and behaviours that are no longer serving, and to unfold new experiences that can then be consolidated into new beliefs and new ways of showing up for the things that are important.
(587) 850-2718 View (587) 850-2718
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Nathalia Gagnon somatic art therapy
Art Therapist, MA, RCAT
Verified Verified
Victoria, BC V8V
Now welcoming new clients. I offer a collaborative and integral approach to therapy. I work with adults experiencing anxiety, depression, stress, grief/loss, trauma, body image, self esteem, relationship issues with clients and families of various ages, cultures, spiritual alliances and gender identities. In a safe and compassionate environment, I bring 15 years of experiential knowledge and trauma informed practices for supporting goals for your growth and wellness. I offer comprehensive care for individual with complex needs in English and French.
Now welcoming new clients. I offer a collaborative and integral approach to therapy. I work with adults experiencing anxiety, depression, stress, grief/loss, trauma, body image, self esteem, relationship issues with clients and families of various ages, cultures, spiritual alliances and gender identities. In a safe and compassionate environment, I bring 15 years of experiential knowledge and trauma informed practices for supporting goals for your growth and wellness. I offer comprehensive care for individual with complex needs in English and French.
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Lorri Simpson
MSW, RCSW
Verified Verified
Victoria, BC V8V
I am here to help you to cope with and heal trauma from: accidents, abuse, childhood wounding, relationships, workplace events, loss and illness. Trauma can leave us feeling hopeless and overwhelmed but there is much hope for recovery. Trauma therapy helps to provide relief from your suffering and to restore balance in your life and relationships. Many people are also working to create meaningful change in their relationships. I work with couples to help them to learn to better manage conflict, to achieve greater understanding and stronger intimate connection, both emotional and physical.
I am here to help you to cope with and heal trauma from: accidents, abuse, childhood wounding, relationships, workplace events, loss and illness. Trauma can leave us feeling hopeless and overwhelmed but there is much hope for recovery. Trauma therapy helps to provide relief from your suffering and to restore balance in your life and relationships. Many people are also working to create meaningful change in their relationships. I work with couples to help them to learn to better manage conflict, to achieve greater understanding and stronger intimate connection, both emotional and physical.
(778) 743-0307 View (778) 743-0307
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Rhiannon Webb
Counsellor, ACS, RTC, SSE, RPCc
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Victoria, BC V8V
You've been feeling disconnected, frustrated, or unfulfilled when it comes to your experiences with sexuality, relationships, or parenting. You're finally ready to invest in any of these important parts of your life because you want a more satisfying, connected, nourishing existence and you don't want to keep putting it off or wishing things would just get better on their own. You're ready to understand what's holding you back, and to take action. You want to feel connected to yourself, your vitality, and to your loved ones, and now is the time to make it happen!
You've been feeling disconnected, frustrated, or unfulfilled when it comes to your experiences with sexuality, relationships, or parenting. You're finally ready to invest in any of these important parts of your life because you want a more satisfying, connected, nourishing existence and you don't want to keep putting it off or wishing things would just get better on their own. You're ready to understand what's holding you back, and to take action. You want to feel connected to yourself, your vitality, and to your loved ones, and now is the time to make it happen!
(587) 852-0741 View (587) 852-0741
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Dr Joanna Kelm, Registered Psychologist
Psychologist, PhD, RPsych
Verified Verified
Victoria, BC V8V
www.kelmpsychology.com Providing psychoeducational assessments and therapy to children and teens in Victoria, BC. I work with children and teens struggling with a variety of mental health and learning concerns. Does life seem to be more difficult for your child? Are learning difficulties, anxiety, depression, or just everyday stress getting in the way of their ability to succeed at school, with friends, or in their day to day life? I am here to provide your child or teen with some warm, caring support.
www.kelmpsychology.com Providing psychoeducational assessments and therapy to children and teens in Victoria, BC. I work with children and teens struggling with a variety of mental health and learning concerns. Does life seem to be more difficult for your child? Are learning difficulties, anxiety, depression, or just everyday stress getting in the way of their ability to succeed at school, with friends, or in their day to day life? I am here to provide your child or teen with some warm, caring support.
(587) 801-3685 View (587) 801-3685
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Erin Suerink
Counsellor, MA, RCC, CCC
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Victoria, BC V8V  (Online Only)
Two Spirit, Queer, and Trans clients and allies welcome! I am a settler living on the territory of the K'ómoks First Nation and I'm a Registered Clinical Counsellor at Wildwood Therapy, a feminist mental health collective. I offer Feminist Therapy to support relationships of all structures and kinds, PTSD and complex trauma, anxiety & depression, parenting, identity, grief, self-esteem, addiction, and much more. If we work together, I can help you explore your mind-body connection, build your sense of confidence, and learn how to process emotions authentically.
Two Spirit, Queer, and Trans clients and allies welcome! I am a settler living on the territory of the K'ómoks First Nation and I'm a Registered Clinical Counsellor at Wildwood Therapy, a feminist mental health collective. I offer Feminist Therapy to support relationships of all structures and kinds, PTSD and complex trauma, anxiety & depression, parenting, identity, grief, self-esteem, addiction, and much more. If we work together, I can help you explore your mind-body connection, build your sense of confidence, and learn how to process emotions authentically.
(226) 458-5526 View (226) 458-5526
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Elizabeth Sloss
Counsellor, LLB, BCL, MPS
Verified Verified
Victoria, BC V8V
I was a lawyer before training as a therapist. The focus of my work is lawyers and the clients of lawyers. Legal battles take their toll not only on the clients but also the lawyers representing those clients. My team and I work with both sides to help them navigate the frequently traumatic fallout of these fights. Lawyers have a specific job to do. The language they speak is a very particular one that is often not understood by clients. Clients' language is often filtered through trauma and heightened emotion. I work as an emotional/psychological translator and support. I also train counsellors to work in this field.
I was a lawyer before training as a therapist. The focus of my work is lawyers and the clients of lawyers. Legal battles take their toll not only on the clients but also the lawyers representing those clients. My team and I work with both sides to help them navigate the frequently traumatic fallout of these fights. Lawyers have a specific job to do. The language they speak is a very particular one that is often not understood by clients. Clients' language is often filtered through trauma and heightened emotion. I work as an emotional/psychological translator and support. I also train counsellors to work in this field.
(289) 796-3696 View (289) 796-3696
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Jackie Dowling
Counsellor, MC, RCC, ACC, EMDR
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Victoria, BC V8V  (Online Only)
Online appointments available. My clients are introverts and highly sensitive souls that feel overwhelmed because the world is too fast, too noisy, too chaotic but worst of all filled with people lacking compassion. They usually struggle with non-reciprocal relationships and setting boundaries. They may have experienced narcissistic abuse or childhood trauma/neglect (I have professional/personal exp. with both). They are filled with feelings of anxiety/worry about the fact that they can't keep up with everyone else. If you are reading this, I commend you on taking this first step. I work with women & members of the LGBTQ+ family.
Online appointments available. My clients are introverts and highly sensitive souls that feel overwhelmed because the world is too fast, too noisy, too chaotic but worst of all filled with people lacking compassion. They usually struggle with non-reciprocal relationships and setting boundaries. They may have experienced narcissistic abuse or childhood trauma/neglect (I have professional/personal exp. with both). They are filled with feelings of anxiety/worry about the fact that they can't keep up with everyone else. If you are reading this, I commend you on taking this first step. I work with women & members of the LGBTQ+ family.
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Ann Walter
Counsellor, MC, RCC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Victoria, BC V8V
Are you feeling tired and burnt out? Struggling with the tasks of daily living? Feeling disconnected from yourself? Maybe you're coping with past experiences and those are interfering with your present reality. You may be finding that your feelings are impacting the way that you show up for yourself, your kids, your family, or your community and you want to start to see a shift. You know there's something missing, but you're having trouble putting your finger on it.
Are you feeling tired and burnt out? Struggling with the tasks of daily living? Feeling disconnected from yourself? Maybe you're coping with past experiences and those are interfering with your present reality. You may be finding that your feelings are impacting the way that you show up for yourself, your kids, your family, or your community and you want to start to see a shift. You know there's something missing, but you're having trouble putting your finger on it.
(450) 235-2974 View (450) 235-2974
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Stacey Campbell
Counsellor, MA, RCC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Victoria, BC V8V
I invite you to book your free 20 minute consultation now if you're yearning to heal from painful emotions that have caused deep suffering in your life. My mission is to help you discover joy in living. I do this by helping you recognize and overcome what's standing in the way of living the life you deserve. I am dedicated to helping my clients deal with their difficult experiences and struggles in life. I compassionately support and guide my clients to discover their untapped strengths and resources so they can attain their greatest potential and find deeper meaning in life.
I invite you to book your free 20 minute consultation now if you're yearning to heal from painful emotions that have caused deep suffering in your life. My mission is to help you discover joy in living. I do this by helping you recognize and overcome what's standing in the way of living the life you deserve. I am dedicated to helping my clients deal with their difficult experiences and struggles in life. I compassionately support and guide my clients to discover their untapped strengths and resources so they can attain their greatest potential and find deeper meaning in life.
(855) 511-8333 View (855) 511-8333
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Lindsay Visser
Counsellor, BCYC, MA, RCC
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Victoria, BC V8V
Using a heart-led approach to counselling, I integrate self-compassion, mindfulness, and somatic movement to explore the parts of you that make up Self. Through this approach, we lovingly challenge the Ego to connect with the heart to allow more space to live authentically. Informed by my intuition and anchoring into the present moment, I take a relational approach to navigate challenges and move through suffering. By learning to understand how your mind, body, and spirit, when connected, become your superpower, we will discover that you are more resilient and capable than you think and your whole world will change.
Using a heart-led approach to counselling, I integrate self-compassion, mindfulness, and somatic movement to explore the parts of you that make up Self. Through this approach, we lovingly challenge the Ego to connect with the heart to allow more space to live authentically. Informed by my intuition and anchoring into the present moment, I take a relational approach to navigate challenges and move through suffering. By learning to understand how your mind, body, and spirit, when connected, become your superpower, we will discover that you are more resilient and capable than you think and your whole world will change.
(825) 254-7032 View (825) 254-7032
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Linette Read
Counsellor, MEd, RCC
Verified Verified
Victoria, BC V8V
I’m a second generation European settler, an explorer of nature, a knitter, and a Registered Clinical Counsellor who has supported youth and adults and their mental health for over a decade. I’m a calm, curious, relaxed person who has been asking the big existential questions of who we are and why we’re here and what to do about that my whole life. I love bringing this curiosity into the counselling space and supporting you to identify how those questions are impacting you. You may be feeling depressed, full of anxiety, working through past and current traumas, or grappling with the difficulties that being alive inevitably brings.
I’m a second generation European settler, an explorer of nature, a knitter, and a Registered Clinical Counsellor who has supported youth and adults and their mental health for over a decade. I’m a calm, curious, relaxed person who has been asking the big existential questions of who we are and why we’re here and what to do about that my whole life. I love bringing this curiosity into the counselling space and supporting you to identify how those questions are impacting you. You may be feeling depressed, full of anxiety, working through past and current traumas, or grappling with the difficulties that being alive inevitably brings.
(306) 517-2453 View (306) 517-2453
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Charis Santiago
Counsellor, MA, RCC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Victoria, BC V8V
Waitlist for new clients
Welcome. How brave and courageous to explore newness for yourself. My name is Charis Santiago and I am a 2nd generation Filipina-Canadian therapist who provides relational analytic counselling services in Victoria, BC and telehealth. I am passionate about working with you surrounding a wide range of mental health issues. My specialties include working with issues of trauma and sexual abuse, racial/ethnic and identity development, issues with family, play therapy, addiction and mood disorders.
Welcome. How brave and courageous to explore newness for yourself. My name is Charis Santiago and I am a 2nd generation Filipina-Canadian therapist who provides relational analytic counselling services in Victoria, BC and telehealth. I am passionate about working with you surrounding a wide range of mental health issues. My specialties include working with issues of trauma and sexual abuse, racial/ethnic and identity development, issues with family, play therapy, addiction and mood disorders.
(705) 805-6019 View (705) 805-6019
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Michelle McLean
Counsellor, MEd, CCC
Verified Verified
Victoria, BC V8V
Feeling overwhelmed by frustrated needs, responsibilities, being overlooked in love or work, losing someone important, health concerns, or a relentless internal critic? Does this lead to sadness, despair, rage, dread, or shame that feels too heavy to bear? Do you cope by numbing, lashing out at loved ones, engaging in addictive behaviours, socially isolating, or avoiding what matters? We can grow weary managing this chaos of life alone, yet asking for help is hard. I can lend a hand supporting you to face pain and find meaning in troubled times, lightening the load so you can spread your wings to find more room for joy in life.
Feeling overwhelmed by frustrated needs, responsibilities, being overlooked in love or work, losing someone important, health concerns, or a relentless internal critic? Does this lead to sadness, despair, rage, dread, or shame that feels too heavy to bear? Do you cope by numbing, lashing out at loved ones, engaging in addictive behaviours, socially isolating, or avoiding what matters? We can grow weary managing this chaos of life alone, yet asking for help is hard. I can lend a hand supporting you to face pain and find meaning in troubled times, lightening the load so you can spread your wings to find more room for joy in life.
(236) 904-0588 View (236) 904-0588
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Number of Counsellors in V8V

100+

Average cost per session

$145

Counsellors in V8V who prioritize treating:

93% Anxiety
84% Depression
82% Self Esteem
77% Relationship Issues
75% Trauma and PTSD
70% Stress
69% Grief

Average years in practice

10 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

54% Green Shield Canada
52% Pacific Blue Cross
52% Canada Life | Great-West Life

How Counsellors in V8V see their clients

77% In Person and Online
23% Online Only

Gender breakdown

77% Female
19% Male
4% Non-Binary
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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.