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Sharon McCann
Counsellor, RPC, RCCH
Verified Verified
Are you feeling overwhelmed and anxious? Does conflict, abuse or loneliness describe your relationships? Do you suffer from past trauma that undermines your confidence, health and resilience? Together, we can discover how you can reclaim your life and enjoy well-being.
Are you feeling overwhelmed and anxious? Does conflict, abuse or loneliness describe your relationships? Do you suffer from past trauma that undermines your confidence, health and resilience? Together, we can discover how you can reclaim your life and enjoy well-being.
(778) 767-5983 View (778) 767-5983
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Candace M Treissman
Counsellor, MA, RCC, BSN
Verified Verified
As a Registered Clinical Counsellor (RCC) with a nursing background, I am honoured to hear your story. I offer an empathic client-centred approach to counselling to support you throughout your journey; together we will collaborate towards your goals of optimal wellbeing. You may contact me at your convenience for any further information.
As a Registered Clinical Counsellor (RCC) with a nursing background, I am honoured to hear your story. I offer an empathic client-centred approach to counselling to support you throughout your journey; together we will collaborate towards your goals of optimal wellbeing. You may contact me at your convenience for any further information.
(581) 333-6657 View (581) 333-6657
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Ella Moynihan
Counsellor, MA
Verified Verified
Courtenay, BC V9J  (Online Only)
Hello, my name is Ella. Welcome to Moonrise Counselling Therapy. You may be navigating a change in your life, looking to grow, or holding onto something heavy. Working with a counsellor can be a meaningful way to honour and recognize what is going on within. Connecting virtually allows for this therapeutic support to happen in a setting that is comfortable and familiar to you, and from here we begin the journey toward positive change.
Hello, my name is Ella. Welcome to Moonrise Counselling Therapy. You may be navigating a change in your life, looking to grow, or holding onto something heavy. Working with a counsellor can be a meaningful way to honour and recognize what is going on within. Connecting virtually allows for this therapeutic support to happen in a setting that is comfortable and familiar to you, and from here we begin the journey toward positive change.
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Lora McNeil
Art Therapist, RCAT, MTC, BFA
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Courtenay, BC V9J
As a Registered Art Therapist and Counsellor I work with youth/adults who might be seeking a less traditional approach to healing. Perhaps we don't want to talk about it? It might feel more possible to come up alongside with marks or movement to explore, release and reframe in new ways. To be gentle and curious in our transformation.
As a Registered Art Therapist and Counsellor I work with youth/adults who might be seeking a less traditional approach to healing. Perhaps we don't want to talk about it? It might feel more possible to come up alongside with marks or movement to explore, release and reframe in new ways. To be gentle and curious in our transformation.
(506) 526-0255 View (506) 526-0255
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Harmony Ziegler - Akoya Therapy
Counsellor, MSc, RCC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Courtenay, BC V9J
If you are a unique and mindful leader, entrepreneur, creative or game-changer there’s finally a therapeutic approach as innovative as you. Akoya is therapy online, therapy outdoors, and therapy retreats in luxurious Tofino or laid-back Courtenay, BC. Think therapy meets wellness vacation. Wherever you live in the province, I welcome you. I’m Harmony. I specialize in therapy for people with the greatest power to impact positive world change.
If you are a unique and mindful leader, entrepreneur, creative or game-changer there’s finally a therapeutic approach as innovative as you. Akoya is therapy online, therapy outdoors, and therapy retreats in luxurious Tofino or laid-back Courtenay, BC. Think therapy meets wellness vacation. Wherever you live in the province, I welcome you. I’m Harmony. I specialize in therapy for people with the greatest power to impact positive world change.
(365) 656-0745 View (365) 656-0745
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Gretal Montgomery
Counsellor, MA, RCC
Verified Verified
Courtenay, BC V9J
In my 15 years of experience as a counsellor, I have come to understand the value for clients in communication and personal agency; to speak and be heard, to invite stillness and reflection, to see and be seen. There are times in life when talk therapy with its vast array of tools, techniques and well researched, empirically validated methods is precisely what soothes, building the foundation for change. If this is one of those times for you, connect with me so we can explore your concerns and I can support you with the transformation process you are seeking.
In my 15 years of experience as a counsellor, I have come to understand the value for clients in communication and personal agency; to speak and be heard, to invite stillness and reflection, to see and be seen. There are times in life when talk therapy with its vast array of tools, techniques and well researched, empirically validated methods is precisely what soothes, building the foundation for change. If this is one of those times for you, connect with me so we can explore your concerns and I can support you with the transformation process you are seeking.
(581) 513-0068 View (581) 513-0068
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Island Psych Support
Psychologist, RPsych
Verified Verified
Courtenay, BC V9J
Based in Campbell River I provide psychotherapy and counselling to Campbell River, the North Island and the Comox Valley. Island Psych Support provides a safe place for you to work with a caring, supportive registered clinical counsellor, addressing anything from adjusting to life changes to pervasive internal conflict. Whatever the issue, it is my aim to work in partnership with you to help you gain insight into your difficulties, foster positive change and develop greater confidence to meet future challenges and to live a rich and meaningful life.
Based in Campbell River I provide psychotherapy and counselling to Campbell River, the North Island and the Comox Valley. Island Psych Support provides a safe place for you to work with a caring, supportive registered clinical counsellor, addressing anything from adjusting to life changes to pervasive internal conflict. Whatever the issue, it is my aim to work in partnership with you to help you gain insight into your difficulties, foster positive change and develop greater confidence to meet future challenges and to live a rich and meaningful life.
(866) 645-2414 View (866) 645-2414
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Kathi Cameron
Counsellor, BKin, MA, RCC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Courtenay, BC V9J
I specialize in exercise prescription for mental health, human performance, and health psychology. I have over 30 years of experience in exercise science, exercise and nutritional psychology, health promotion and coaching. I work with clients struggling with negative body image and take the "health at every size" approach to health counselling/coaching. I work with a wide variety of athletes and academics in performance/ test anxiety.
I specialize in exercise prescription for mental health, human performance, and health psychology. I have over 30 years of experience in exercise science, exercise and nutritional psychology, health promotion and coaching. I work with clients struggling with negative body image and take the "health at every size" approach to health counselling/coaching. I work with a wide variety of athletes and academics in performance/ test anxiety.
(844) 758-9924 View (844) 758-9924
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Tymarah Cholewa
Counsellor, MA, RCC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Courtenay, BC V9J
I know it can feel like an overwhelming process to find the right counsellor, so thank you for taking the time to read my profile. I also know that when we do find the right fit, counselling can help us gain insight and perspective, and achieve positive personal growth. The relationship between the client and therapist creates the foundation for change, so I strive to build trust, rapport, and mutual respect with my clients. The way you and I interact together will be the practice ground for the skills that will help to improve your own personal relationships - the most important being your relationship with yourself.
I know it can feel like an overwhelming process to find the right counsellor, so thank you for taking the time to read my profile. I also know that when we do find the right fit, counselling can help us gain insight and perspective, and achieve positive personal growth. The relationship between the client and therapist creates the foundation for change, so I strive to build trust, rapport, and mutual respect with my clients. The way you and I interact together will be the practice ground for the skills that will help to improve your own personal relationships - the most important being your relationship with yourself.
(604) 210-3503 View (604) 210-3503
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Rob Goepfrich Counselling and Consulting
Marriage & Family Therapist, MSW, RCSW, RMFT, RCC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Courtenay, BC V9J
Those seeking counselling bring a wide range of concerns, including: conflicted or broken relationships, family conflict, loss and bereavement, depression and anxiety, career and vocation, and trauma, both past and present. I often meet with people at important transitions in their lives, such as: preparing for marriage, navigating parenting challenges, facing the loss of a loved one, or a change in their work lives. For many, counselling is helpful in untangling the web of family relationships.
Those seeking counselling bring a wide range of concerns, including: conflicted or broken relationships, family conflict, loss and bereavement, depression and anxiety, career and vocation, and trauma, both past and present. I often meet with people at important transitions in their lives, such as: preparing for marriage, navigating parenting challenges, facing the loss of a loved one, or a change in their work lives. For many, counselling is helpful in untangling the web of family relationships.
(778) 771-1767 View (778) 771-1767
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Riley Brown
Counsellor, RPC-C
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Courtenay, BC V9J
Do you struggle with anxiety, depression & loneliness that affects your day-to-day life and work life? Do you feel confused about why you do the things that you do? Do you want to break patterns that you cannot seem to escape? I work with young adults who constantly worry, can’t get out of bed in the morning, struggle to make friends and feel stuck in patterns that do not serve them. I believe that we can direct our own life and choose how we react. At Riley Counselling, I offer counselling & therapy for young adults.
Do you struggle with anxiety, depression & loneliness that affects your day-to-day life and work life? Do you feel confused about why you do the things that you do? Do you want to break patterns that you cannot seem to escape? I work with young adults who constantly worry, can’t get out of bed in the morning, struggle to make friends and feel stuck in patterns that do not serve them. I believe that we can direct our own life and choose how we react. At Riley Counselling, I offer counselling & therapy for young adults.
(825) 254-8539 View (825) 254-8539
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Kimberlee Araya
RN BsCN, MACP, CCC
Verified Verified
Courtenay, BC V9J
Are you struggling with something? Let's talk about it. I'm here to support individuals and couples with a variety of mental health concerns while providing a holistic approach to health and well-being. We will work together to achieve your goals through non-judgement, skill building, coping strategies and empowerment. I'm here to hep you feel better so you can fully enjoy your life.
Are you struggling with something? Let's talk about it. I'm here to support individuals and couples with a variety of mental health concerns while providing a holistic approach to health and well-being. We will work together to achieve your goals through non-judgement, skill building, coping strategies and empowerment. I'm here to hep you feel better so you can fully enjoy your life.
(236) 301-2373 View (236) 301-2373
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Elisabeth van Assum Counselling
Counsellor, MA, MEd, BA
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Courtenay, BC V9J
www.elisabethvanassum.com. I engage with people experiencing challenges with life transition issues: middle age, education, career, family, separation, gender transition, fertility, depressive periods, moving, death, physical changes, illness…etc. Life transitions, although always inevitable and often unsettling, offer opportunities for insight, change, growth, wisdom and joy. I fundamentally believe that if you do the work, you will get the insights you need to make the best choices for yourself.
www.elisabethvanassum.com. I engage with people experiencing challenges with life transition issues: middle age, education, career, family, separation, gender transition, fertility, depressive periods, moving, death, physical changes, illness…etc. Life transitions, although always inevitable and often unsettling, offer opportunities for insight, change, growth, wisdom and joy. I fundamentally believe that if you do the work, you will get the insights you need to make the best choices for yourself.
(604) 229-3806 View (604) 229-3806
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Terry Folks SpiritFirst Counselling
Counsellor, MA, RCC, CCC
Verified Verified
Courtenay, BC V9J
Terry Folks is a Spiritually Integrated Psychotherapist, a Registered Clinical Counsellor with BCACC and the Canadian Counselling and Psychotherapy Association. Her practice attracts individuals in the health, mental health, legal, educational and helping professions. She has a reputation for providing a safe nurturing healing space. Her practice is Spiritually Integrated meaning she offers spiritual strategies if this interests you. Terry uses Rogerian client centered psychotherapy which focuses on the relationship as the primary catalyst for change. She is known for helping individuals change/interrupt patterns and move forward.
Terry Folks is a Spiritually Integrated Psychotherapist, a Registered Clinical Counsellor with BCACC and the Canadian Counselling and Psychotherapy Association. Her practice attracts individuals in the health, mental health, legal, educational and helping professions. She has a reputation for providing a safe nurturing healing space. Her practice is Spiritually Integrated meaning she offers spiritual strategies if this interests you. Terry uses Rogerian client centered psychotherapy which focuses on the relationship as the primary catalyst for change. She is known for helping individuals change/interrupt patterns and move forward.
(778) 767-2341 View (778) 767-2341
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Tasha Page
Registered Social Worker, RSW, MA, MSW
Verified Verified
Courtenay, BC V9J
You were supposed to get pregnant easily, have a healthy active pregnancy, and have a magical delivery. Isn’t that what we see in movies? No one prepared you for the grief and anxiety that you would feel with infertility or high-risk pregnancy. Or,​ you may have had an event free pregnancy and now your little one has arrived but something doesn’t feel right. Whether you’ve welcomed a singleton or twins, this is your first or your fifth, your kiddos are a week old or teens, your experience in this new stage is not what you thought it would be. You may be overwhelmed with worries or experiencing anger and frustration.
You were supposed to get pregnant easily, have a healthy active pregnancy, and have a magical delivery. Isn’t that what we see in movies? No one prepared you for the grief and anxiety that you would feel with infertility or high-risk pregnancy. Or,​ you may have had an event free pregnancy and now your little one has arrived but something doesn’t feel right. Whether you’ve welcomed a singleton or twins, this is your first or your fifth, your kiddos are a week old or teens, your experience in this new stage is not what you thought it would be. You may be overwhelmed with worries or experiencing anger and frustration.
(365) 297-0744 View (365) 297-0744
Photo of Rachel Bullock, Counsellor in V9J, BC
Rachel Bullock
Counsellor, RCC, MACP
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Courtenay, BC V9J
There are times when we feel overwhelmed, scared, lost. We're doing our best, but we can't seem to find our way. As an experienced counsellor, I can help you to catch your breath, find your strength, and navigate towards wellness.
There are times when we feel overwhelmed, scared, lost. We're doing our best, but we can't seem to find our way. As an experienced counsellor, I can help you to catch your breath, find your strength, and navigate towards wellness.
(867) 988-1594 View (867) 988-1594
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Robyn Bryson
Counsellor, MC, RCC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Courtenay, BC V9J  (Online Only)
I presently exclusively offer online sessions while working closely with a dedicated team at Strength Counselling Services. My deep-seated passion is rooted in delivering compassionate support and fostering a secure and nurturing space for my clients as they embark on their personal journeys of growth and self-discovery. By prioritizing a client-centered approach, I firmly uphold the belief that individuals possess an inherent wisdom about their own lives. Grounded in this belief, my goal is to guide clients in pursuing their objectives while respecting their distinctive values and autonomy.
I presently exclusively offer online sessions while working closely with a dedicated team at Strength Counselling Services. My deep-seated passion is rooted in delivering compassionate support and fostering a secure and nurturing space for my clients as they embark on their personal journeys of growth and self-discovery. By prioritizing a client-centered approach, I firmly uphold the belief that individuals possess an inherent wisdom about their own lives. Grounded in this belief, my goal is to guide clients in pursuing their objectives while respecting their distinctive values and autonomy.
(506) 308-2121 View (506) 308-2121
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Heather Thrasher
Counsellor, BSW, RCC, CCC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Courtenay, BC V9J
Relationships are built at the speed of trust and I believe the relationship created between therapist and client is the foundational component in the therapeutic process. I bring 15 years of experience working with families and individuals in various capacities and create a treatment plan specific to your individual needs. I identify as a Métis female from a mixed ancestry- European/French/Indigenous, and honour the ability to work and play on the traditional lands and territory of the ɬaʔamɩn Peoples. I'm grateful to be able to walk alongside you and support you on your journey.
Relationships are built at the speed of trust and I believe the relationship created between therapist and client is the foundational component in the therapeutic process. I bring 15 years of experience working with families and individuals in various capacities and create a treatment plan specific to your individual needs. I identify as a Métis female from a mixed ancestry- European/French/Indigenous, and honour the ability to work and play on the traditional lands and territory of the ɬaʔamɩn Peoples. I'm grateful to be able to walk alongside you and support you on your journey.
(778) 488-9402 View (778) 488-9402
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Leslie Breaks
Counsellor, RPC-C
Verified Verified
Courtenay, BC V9J
I help clients seek balance and understanding in their lives. I specialize in working with individual adults that are struggling with anxiety, anger management, communication skills, grief, loss, self-esteem, nutrition, trauma and relationships.
I help clients seek balance and understanding in their lives. I specialize in working with individual adults that are struggling with anxiety, anger management, communication skills, grief, loss, self-esteem, nutrition, trauma and relationships.
(306) 900-4697 View (306) 900-4697
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Mamie Payne
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, RCC, RSCW
Verified Verified
Courtenay, BC V9J
Welcome to Still I Rise Counselling, where compassionate inquiry and trust in the emergent power of the present moment drive my approach to therapy. My intention is to offer a safe, curiosity-driven, and generative space where you are free to explore the unique contours of your life, lineage, challenges, and capacities. I offer a variety of services designed to support your growth and healing- including individual therapy, structured group practice, and therapy intensives. It is my honor to explore beside you in an adventure of deep self discovery, acceptance, possibility, and empowerment in your life.
Welcome to Still I Rise Counselling, where compassionate inquiry and trust in the emergent power of the present moment drive my approach to therapy. My intention is to offer a safe, curiosity-driven, and generative space where you are free to explore the unique contours of your life, lineage, challenges, and capacities. I offer a variety of services designed to support your growth and healing- including individual therapy, structured group practice, and therapy intensives. It is my honor to explore beside you in an adventure of deep self discovery, acceptance, possibility, and empowerment in your life.
(365) 544-4598 View (365) 544-4598

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How does your Counsellor compare?

Number of Counsellors in V9J

20+

Average cost per session

$147

Counsellors in V9J who prioritize treating:

96% Anxiety
89% Depression
89% Trauma and PTSD
81% Grief
81% Stress
78% Coping Skills
78% Life Transitions

Average years in practice

9 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

67% Pacific Blue Cross
60% Green Shield Canada
53% SunLife

How Counsellors in V9J see their clients

82% In Person and Online
18% Online Only

Gender breakdown

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

How can I find a therapist in V9J?

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.