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Paula Hunter
Counsellor, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
Courtenay, BC V9N
I am a registered social worker with over 20 years clinical experience working with children, teens and adults. I draw from evidence based therapies including Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) and Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT) and have training in Gottman's Couple's Therapy. I also have training in cultural safety and work from a trauma-informed perspective.
I am a registered social worker with over 20 years clinical experience working with children, teens and adults. I draw from evidence based therapies including Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) and Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT) and have training in Gottman's Couple's Therapy. I also have training in cultural safety and work from a trauma-informed perspective.
(867) 794-1046 View (867) 794-1046
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Jessie Turner
Counsellor, RTC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Courtenay, BC V9N
Not accepting new clients
Life is immense. The range of experiences we encounter— the trials that we endure— are both collective and personal. While some of what touches us will inspire and empower, other things will block and hinder. Finding our way through difficult times often requires us to forge a new and unfamiliar path; to cultivate our capacity to meet the unknown with curiosity, creativity, and compassion. The way I work creates change as a felt, lived experience rather than just a cognitive one. This allows for embodied learning, which in turn, encourages a greater potential for sustainable change and stability.
Life is immense. The range of experiences we encounter— the trials that we endure— are both collective and personal. While some of what touches us will inspire and empower, other things will block and hinder. Finding our way through difficult times often requires us to forge a new and unfamiliar path; to cultivate our capacity to meet the unknown with curiosity, creativity, and compassion. The way I work creates change as a felt, lived experience rather than just a cognitive one. This allows for embodied learning, which in turn, encourages a greater potential for sustainable change and stability.
(604) 373-4779 View (604) 373-4779
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Elly Boer Counselling & Art Therapy
Counsellor, RCC, DVATI, MC:AT
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Courtenay, BC V9N
Creativity and an inner sense of knowing exists within each of us, even if you do not identify as artistic. As a Registered Clinical Counsellor and professional art therapist, I offer creative, sensory and experiential tools and activities to help clients tap into insight and knowledge with less effort and more ease.
Creativity and an inner sense of knowing exists within each of us, even if you do not identify as artistic. As a Registered Clinical Counsellor and professional art therapist, I offer creative, sensory and experiential tools and activities to help clients tap into insight and knowledge with less effort and more ease.
(226) 894-8410 View (226) 894-8410
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Joslyn Kilborn
Pre-Licensed Professional, BA, MA(q)
Verified Verified
Courtenay, BC V9N
I believe one of the greatest maladies of our time, affecting us individually and socially, is the loss of soul. Fulfilling work, rewarding relationships, personal resiliency, a sense of belonging, are all gifts of the soul that have become particularly elusive because we no longer believe in the soul. Instead, we come to know the soul through its complaints—emptiness, meaninglessness, loneliness, disillusionment, longing, hunger. These complaints let us know what the soul craves, but it can be hard to discern the cry when it comes in the form of blind reactivity, conflict in our relationships, anxiety, confusion, melancholy.
I believe one of the greatest maladies of our time, affecting us individually and socially, is the loss of soul. Fulfilling work, rewarding relationships, personal resiliency, a sense of belonging, are all gifts of the soul that have become particularly elusive because we no longer believe in the soul. Instead, we come to know the soul through its complaints—emptiness, meaninglessness, loneliness, disillusionment, longing, hunger. These complaints let us know what the soul craves, but it can be hard to discern the cry when it comes in the form of blind reactivity, conflict in our relationships, anxiety, confusion, melancholy.
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Kristen Vandekerckhove
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Courtenay, BC V9N  (Online Only)
Not accepting new clients
I am a Registered Social Worker experienced in providing counselling to people of all ages. I work with clients who are looking for support with life's challenges and feeling ready to make a transformation in their life. My areas of specialty include relationship difficulties, anxiety, depression, stress management, and life transitions. I integrate a variety of approaches into my practice including Gottman Method, Emotionally Focused Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, and Mindfulness. With additional certifications in Yoga and Health Coaching, I focus on a holistic approach toward overall health and wellbeing.
I am a Registered Social Worker experienced in providing counselling to people of all ages. I work with clients who are looking for support with life's challenges and feeling ready to make a transformation in their life. My areas of specialty include relationship difficulties, anxiety, depression, stress management, and life transitions. I integrate a variety of approaches into my practice including Gottman Method, Emotionally Focused Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, and Mindfulness. With additional certifications in Yoga and Health Coaching, I focus on a holistic approach toward overall health and wellbeing.
(778) 400-1964 View (778) 400-1964
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Lake & Associates Inc.
Counsellor, MEd, CCC
Verified Verified
Courtenay, BC V9N
Change! If you want to change your relationships, feel better about yourself, enjoy life more, and overcome the debilitating effects of past trauma, now is the time to transform your life. Hi, I'm Steven Lake and I have been assisting people to improve their lives for 25+ years. The first step in making change is often the scariest. If you have any questions or just want to get a sense of who I am, please contact me by email or phone for a free initial consult. I look forward to working with you to create change in your life.
Change! If you want to change your relationships, feel better about yourself, enjoy life more, and overcome the debilitating effects of past trauma, now is the time to transform your life. Hi, I'm Steven Lake and I have been assisting people to improve their lives for 25+ years. The first step in making change is often the scariest. If you have any questions or just want to get a sense of who I am, please contact me by email or phone for a free initial consult. I look forward to working with you to create change in your life.
(855) 522-0813 View (855) 522-0813
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Mary Clements
Counsellor, CT, CCH
Verified Verified
Courtenay, BC V9N
Feeling disconnected from yourself & others? Not good enough & somehow too much? Discouraged & lost, like your life is on pause? Caught in a loop with protective copings you’ve outgrown but can’t quite shake? Wish you could be more present, calm, grounded? Connected more deeply to yourself, others, your soul’s calling? Let go of the limiting beliefs & behaviours? Release the residue of your past getting in the way of embodying your biggest & brightest self? Imagine…the time & space to fully & freely be yourself…releasing your Inner Critic & Inner Child from running the show…being rooted in Soul-led Courage, Confidence & Trust.
Feeling disconnected from yourself & others? Not good enough & somehow too much? Discouraged & lost, like your life is on pause? Caught in a loop with protective copings you’ve outgrown but can’t quite shake? Wish you could be more present, calm, grounded? Connected more deeply to yourself, others, your soul’s calling? Let go of the limiting beliefs & behaviours? Release the residue of your past getting in the way of embodying your biggest & brightest self? Imagine…the time & space to fully & freely be yourself…releasing your Inner Critic & Inner Child from running the show…being rooted in Soul-led Courage, Confidence & Trust.
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Emma Hutchinson
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW, RCC
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Courtenay, BC V9N
Are you looking for a calm and compassionate counsellor to support you on your wellness journey? I provide support for people looking to step into greater well-being whether that be improved self compassion, self esteem, and peace; healthier relationship dynamics; or a clearer sense of purpose and direction. People come in wanting to work through issues such as traumatic events, challenging relationship patterns, stress at work or home, anxiety of all kinds, grief and loss, parenting issues, anger, and other internal challenges that may feel stuck in a holding pattern.
Are you looking for a calm and compassionate counsellor to support you on your wellness journey? I provide support for people looking to step into greater well-being whether that be improved self compassion, self esteem, and peace; healthier relationship dynamics; or a clearer sense of purpose and direction. People come in wanting to work through issues such as traumatic events, challenging relationship patterns, stress at work or home, anxiety of all kinds, grief and loss, parenting issues, anger, and other internal challenges that may feel stuck in a holding pattern.
(236) 302-3807 View (236) 302-3807
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Keenan Andrew
Counsellor, MA, RCC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Courtenay, BC V9N
I am currently accepting new clients into my practice, and I offer a free 15-minute consultation via video or phone call to see if I am a good fit for you moving forward. Together, we can take small steps to help support your healing journey in a culturally responsive and safe way. Thank you for stopping by and I hope to connect soon. Meanwhile, I am located on the traditional K’ómoks First Nation lands which are in the heart of the Comox Valley on Vancouver Island. These are the traditional lands of the Kwakwaka'wakw and Coast Salish peoples. I am honoured to be here on these lands of plenty and look forward to connecting with you.
I am currently accepting new clients into my practice, and I offer a free 15-minute consultation via video or phone call to see if I am a good fit for you moving forward. Together, we can take small steps to help support your healing journey in a culturally responsive and safe way. Thank you for stopping by and I hope to connect soon. Meanwhile, I am located on the traditional K’ómoks First Nation lands which are in the heart of the Comox Valley on Vancouver Island. These are the traditional lands of the Kwakwaka'wakw and Coast Salish peoples. I am honoured to be here on these lands of plenty and look forward to connecting with you.
(902) 612-5204 View (902) 612-5204
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Matthew G O'Donnell
Pre-Licensed Professional, BA, BEd
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Courtenay, BC V9N
I love to facilitate and witness the client's journey of self-understanding. This includes the process of self-acceptance and self-compassion. Accepting that sometimes it is difficult to be a person.
I love to facilitate and witness the client's journey of self-understanding. This includes the process of self-acceptance and self-compassion. Accepting that sometimes it is difficult to be a person.
(902) 905-6663 View (902) 905-6663
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Diane Brussell
Counsellor, MA, RCC, LCMHC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Courtenay, BC V9N  (Online Only)
We cannot change the events or situations of our past, but we can absolutely be free from being chronically impacted, and compacted by our history. You are entitled to all of your feelings and they are an integral part of healing and living a healthy life. If you are ready to move what you are holding to a new place, I am here to support that process. You can find your voice, unpack your story, be seen and heard, I bring tools and support to make the changes you would like to make, so that you can embrace your life with love and enthusiasm. In my mind, everyone who survived their story and makes it to counselling is a superhero.
We cannot change the events or situations of our past, but we can absolutely be free from being chronically impacted, and compacted by our history. You are entitled to all of your feelings and they are an integral part of healing and living a healthy life. If you are ready to move what you are holding to a new place, I am here to support that process. You can find your voice, unpack your story, be seen and heard, I bring tools and support to make the changes you would like to make, so that you can embrace your life with love and enthusiasm. In my mind, everyone who survived their story and makes it to counselling is a superhero.
(587) 800-3617 View (587) 800-3617
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John Rushforth
Counsellor, BScN, MCouns
Verified Verified
Courtenay, BC V9N
My approach to counselling is based on respect for you the client. I do my very best to ensure that you feel safe, in control of the process, heard, and understood. My job is to get to know your values and how you think, feel, and act, in order to support you to either strengthen or change, aspects of yourself and your life. We will collaborate to establish meaningful and achievable goals focused on creating the life you want.
My approach to counselling is based on respect for you the client. I do my very best to ensure that you feel safe, in control of the process, heard, and understood. My job is to get to know your values and how you think, feel, and act, in order to support you to either strengthen or change, aspects of yourself and your life. We will collaborate to establish meaningful and achievable goals focused on creating the life you want.
(705) 980-1041 View (705) 980-1041
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Jessalyn Law
Counsellor, MACP, BSN, RN
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Courtenay, BC V9N
I want to help you feel less alone in this messy thing called life. As a queer therapist, I understand the importance of creating a space where you feel safe to explore your identities without the fear of judgment. Therapy can provide secure ground to land on when you find a therapist that you click with. Through my career as a registered nurse, I have been privileged to be with people during moments of immense pain and suffering. I lean into hard conversations and taboo subjects, and I am practiced at holding space. You are never "too much", and you deserve to feel seen.
I want to help you feel less alone in this messy thing called life. As a queer therapist, I understand the importance of creating a space where you feel safe to explore your identities without the fear of judgment. Therapy can provide secure ground to land on when you find a therapist that you click with. Through my career as a registered nurse, I have been privileged to be with people during moments of immense pain and suffering. I lean into hard conversations and taboo subjects, and I am practiced at holding space. You are never "too much", and you deserve to feel seen.
(365) 601-8431 View (365) 601-8431
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Jen Burt, Counselling & Art Therapy
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MEd, DVATI, RSW
Verified Verified
Courtenay, BC V9N
Jen is taking the stigma out of mental health, being creative and having fun. Confidential, safe, no lotus flowers. Offering Counselling or professional Art Therapy to: adults, couples, youth, children (6 yrs +), clinical supervision and other services. With over 20 years experience ( how does she look so young? ), Jen is accomplished and multi award winning. Click on photos below to get a sense if she would be a good fit for you.
Jen is taking the stigma out of mental health, being creative and having fun. Confidential, safe, no lotus flowers. Offering Counselling or professional Art Therapy to: adults, couples, youth, children (6 yrs +), clinical supervision and other services. With over 20 years experience ( how does she look so young? ), Jen is accomplished and multi award winning. Click on photos below to get a sense if she would be a good fit for you.
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Greg DeLong
Counsellor, MC, BBS, CCC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Courtenay, BC V9N
Do you struggle with past trauma, depression, anxiety, and letting go of hurt and pain? Are you dealing with grief and loss that is overwhelming? I'm here to journey with you as you explore new possibilities for your life. Past hurts, trauma, intrusive thoughts, anxiety, depression do not need to define you. The courage and strength to change is within you, and I consider it a sacred honour to journey with you towards change and freedom.
Do you struggle with past trauma, depression, anxiety, and letting go of hurt and pain? Are you dealing with grief and loss that is overwhelming? I'm here to journey with you as you explore new possibilities for your life. Past hurts, trauma, intrusive thoughts, anxiety, depression do not need to define you. The courage and strength to change is within you, and I consider it a sacred honour to journey with you towards change and freedom.
(506) 714-0437 View (506) 714-0437
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Kenton Falls
Counsellor, BA, BEd, MEd
Verified Verified
Courtenay, BC V9N
I have a special interest in working with youth, adults, men and relationships. I collaborates with clients to develop resilience, greater emotional expression and healing. After years of teaching, I pursued my Masters in Education (School Counselling) to offer greater clinical support to youth. I have continued to expand my scope to include relationships, youth and adults. I am person-centered, collaborative and relational in my practice. I work from an anti-oppressive, trauma-informed and attachment orientation.
I have a special interest in working with youth, adults, men and relationships. I collaborates with clients to develop resilience, greater emotional expression and healing. After years of teaching, I pursued my Masters in Education (School Counselling) to offer greater clinical support to youth. I have continued to expand my scope to include relationships, youth and adults. I am person-centered, collaborative and relational in my practice. I work from an anti-oppressive, trauma-informed and attachment orientation.
(236) 904-0848 View (236) 904-0848
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Sara Turner
Counsellor, RTC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Courtenay, BC V9N
Not accepting new clients
We carry our life story within us. Each person has a unique collection of joys and triumphs, pleasures and pain that imprints their biology. These imprints, formed unconsciously, influence our feeling states, our decision making, self-esteem, and the way we see the world. They shape the way our nervous systems respond and adapt to challenges and change. The imprints that hold the most charge are often formed in childhood or in response to trauma, and they have the ability to create mental, emotional, and physical imbalance—to create a state of disregulation. However, we each possess the profound capacity for change.
We carry our life story within us. Each person has a unique collection of joys and triumphs, pleasures and pain that imprints their biology. These imprints, formed unconsciously, influence our feeling states, our decision making, self-esteem, and the way we see the world. They shape the way our nervous systems respond and adapt to challenges and change. The imprints that hold the most charge are often formed in childhood or in response to trauma, and they have the ability to create mental, emotional, and physical imbalance—to create a state of disregulation. However, we each possess the profound capacity for change.
(778) 760-2915 View (778) 760-2915
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Lisa Klco
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, PhD(c), MSW, MACP, RSW, RCC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Courtenay, BC V9N
Waitlist for new clients
My primary work is in sexual, and complex mental health concerns. I have extensive training in ISTDP, Direct Neurofeedback (DNF), and behavioral approaches such as CBT, and DBT. This makes me highly effective working with disorders such as anxiety, depression, BPD, addictions, pain and medically complex conditions. My diverse range of skills, such including harassment investigation, and conflict resolution mediation, with my 25 years in the military proves me to be a very direct clinician. I work with individuals, couples and families/supports with varied needs. Most importantly, I strive to provide a safe space for all clients.
My primary work is in sexual, and complex mental health concerns. I have extensive training in ISTDP, Direct Neurofeedback (DNF), and behavioral approaches such as CBT, and DBT. This makes me highly effective working with disorders such as anxiety, depression, BPD, addictions, pain and medically complex conditions. My diverse range of skills, such including harassment investigation, and conflict resolution mediation, with my 25 years in the military proves me to be a very direct clinician. I work with individuals, couples and families/supports with varied needs. Most importantly, I strive to provide a safe space for all clients.
(888) 981-8124 View (888) 981-8124
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Stephanie Laporte
Counsellor, RTC
Verified Verified
Courtenay, BC V9N
Hello my name is Stephanie I am a Registered Therapeutic Counsellor and a Somatic Experiencing Practitioner student. I am here to offer a safe space for feelings, sensations and emotions that are ready to be seen and felt. I believe that by coming into relationship with the language and wisdom of your body, you can reconnect and have the power to heal. I believe in taking the time to nurture and soothe the nervous system before jumping into deeper wounds.
Hello my name is Stephanie I am a Registered Therapeutic Counsellor and a Somatic Experiencing Practitioner student. I am here to offer a safe space for feelings, sensations and emotions that are ready to be seen and felt. I believe that by coming into relationship with the language and wisdom of your body, you can reconnect and have the power to heal. I believe in taking the time to nurture and soothe the nervous system before jumping into deeper wounds.
(548) 901-3442 View (548) 901-3442
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Mehrnaz Davidson
Counsellor, RPC-C
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Courtenay, BC V9N
I eagerly anticipate the opportunity to accompany you on your journey. Embracing the ethos of lifelong learning, I am passionate about the pursuit of self-awareness and discovery. Within my practice, I foster an environment of trust and introspection, delving into the intricate interplay between thoughts and actions, guiding individuals toward empowerment and holistic well-being. Whether navigating the complexities of immigration, career transitions, shifts in relationships and transitional life events, I stand as a steadfast ally, offering both empathy and practical tools to navigate life's ebb and flow.
I eagerly anticipate the opportunity to accompany you on your journey. Embracing the ethos of lifelong learning, I am passionate about the pursuit of self-awareness and discovery. Within my practice, I foster an environment of trust and introspection, delving into the intricate interplay between thoughts and actions, guiding individuals toward empowerment and holistic well-being. Whether navigating the complexities of immigration, career transitions, shifts in relationships and transitional life events, I stand as a steadfast ally, offering both empathy and practical tools to navigate life's ebb and flow.
(778) 644-0945 View (778) 644-0945
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Dr. Michelle Church
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Courtenay, BC V9N  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
Hi! I’m Dr. Michelle. I am a Registered Psychologist with a PhD in Counselling Psychology from the University of Calgary. I completed my residency in Los Angeles, California where I supervised doctoral students in addition to providing psychotherapy. My practice focuses on people managing: depression, anxiety, eating disorders, and chronic health conditions. I also provide couple therapy. Lastly, I conduct psychoeducational assessments for suspected/confirmed learning disorders and ADHD for children 8-years and older and adults.
Hi! I’m Dr. Michelle. I am a Registered Psychologist with a PhD in Counselling Psychology from the University of Calgary. I completed my residency in Los Angeles, California where I supervised doctoral students in addition to providing psychotherapy. My practice focuses on people managing: depression, anxiety, eating disorders, and chronic health conditions. I also provide couple therapy. Lastly, I conduct psychoeducational assessments for suspected/confirmed learning disorders and ADHD for children 8-years and older and adults.
(604) 800-9671 View (604) 800-9671
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Nina Fleming
Counsellor, MEd, RCC
Verified Verified
Courtenay, BC V9N
I believe we all have innate resilience and capacity for wellness – sometimes, when we encounter trauma, loss, or stress, we lose touch with those strengths. We may struggle with worry, hopelessness, self-criticism, or feel "stuck." Our relationships may suffer. At these times, we all need and deserve support. I work with each client to build self-compassion, confidence and regulation, gain insight, and grow skills for wellbeing. To me, safe, empathic relationships are the foundation of health and growth. I strive to create a safe space for clients, and attune to the heart of an issue, so that deep, lasting change can occur.
I believe we all have innate resilience and capacity for wellness – sometimes, when we encounter trauma, loss, or stress, we lose touch with those strengths. We may struggle with worry, hopelessness, self-criticism, or feel "stuck." Our relationships may suffer. At these times, we all need and deserve support. I work with each client to build self-compassion, confidence and regulation, gain insight, and grow skills for wellbeing. To me, safe, empathic relationships are the foundation of health and growth. I strive to create a safe space for clients, and attune to the heart of an issue, so that deep, lasting change can occur.
(226) 639-6026 View (226) 639-6026
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Whole Heart Centre
Counsellor, MA, MFT, RCC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Courtenay, BC V9N
“Owning our story and loving ourselves through that process is the bravest thing that we will ever do.” –Brené Brown. As your mentor or counsellor, I want to create a safe space for you to recognize and transform the life patterns of overwhelming anxiety or panic attacks, persistent stress from big life changes and events, distress from trauma, and pain from broken or disconnected relationships. Using both traditional and holistic healing methods, I'll show you how to nurture your emotional health, cultivate an inner strength and confidence, tap into love, and step into your power as a wise self-healer.
“Owning our story and loving ourselves through that process is the bravest thing that we will ever do.” –Brené Brown. As your mentor or counsellor, I want to create a safe space for you to recognize and transform the life patterns of overwhelming anxiety or panic attacks, persistent stress from big life changes and events, distress from trauma, and pain from broken or disconnected relationships. Using both traditional and holistic healing methods, I'll show you how to nurture your emotional health, cultivate an inner strength and confidence, tap into love, and step into your power as a wise self-healer.
(548) 554-4121 View (548) 554-4121
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Sandra Lewis
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
Courtenay, BC V9N  (Online Only)
Life can be a challenging journey at times. There are times within all of our lives where we feel stuck and unsure of ways to move forward. Working together, I can help you to learn to become an effective communicator, manage stress and grief and find solutions to manage these challenges. I have worked in the mental health field for over 15 years and believe that everyone is capable of changing their life if they want to. Working from a number of different modalities, I strive to create a safe, nonjudgmental, friendly space for clients. I believe in looking at the whole person when doing our work together.
Life can be a challenging journey at times. There are times within all of our lives where we feel stuck and unsure of ways to move forward. Working together, I can help you to learn to become an effective communicator, manage stress and grief and find solutions to manage these challenges. I have worked in the mental health field for over 15 years and believe that everyone is capable of changing their life if they want to. Working from a number of different modalities, I strive to create a safe, nonjudgmental, friendly space for clients. I believe in looking at the whole person when doing our work together.
(587) 742-0376 View (587) 742-0376
Nomina Wellness
Registered Social Worker
Verified Verified
Courtenay, BC V9N
Are you feeling trapped in a cycle of complex mental health challenges or addictions with little progress despite numerous treatment attempts? At Nōmina Wellness, we understand your pain and frustration. Are you ready to courageously battle treatment-resistant mental health issues or addictions and desperately seek lasting solutions? We recognize your unique struggles and are dedicated to providing the compassionate support and evidence-based interventions you need to reclaim your life.
Are you feeling trapped in a cycle of complex mental health challenges or addictions with little progress despite numerous treatment attempts? At Nōmina Wellness, we understand your pain and frustration. Are you ready to courageously battle treatment-resistant mental health issues or addictions and desperately seek lasting solutions? We recognize your unique struggles and are dedicated to providing the compassionate support and evidence-based interventions you need to reclaim your life.
(844) 908-0305 View (844) 908-0305
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Number of Counsellors in V9N

90+

Average cost per session

$140

Counsellors in V9N who prioritize treating:

89% Anxiety
77% Self Esteem
74% Relationship Issues
74% Depression
73% Stress
69% Life Transitions
66% Grief

Average years in practice

9 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

50% SunLife
48% Pacific Blue Cross
45% Green Shield Canada

How Counsellors in V9N see their clients

83% In Person and Online
17% Online Only

Gender breakdown

86% Female
13% Male
1% 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.