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Island Psych Support
Psychologist, RPsych
Verified Verified
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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Leslie Ann Haynes-Hodgins
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
Not accepting new clients
I specialize in working with families experiencing grief, trauma and general mental health issues. The goal of counselling would be to provide a safe place where individuals can explore barriers to personal growth.
I specialize in working with families experiencing grief, trauma and general mental health issues. The goal of counselling would be to provide a safe place where individuals can explore barriers to personal growth.
(249) 502-0846 View (249) 502-0846
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Carla Petker
Psychologist, PhD, RPsych
Verified Verified
Many of the clients I work with are feeling "stuck" and are looking for support to move towards their goals. Feeling stuck often coincides with feelings of depression and anxiety. My clients and I work together to develop healthy coping strategies and to achieve satisfaction in their daily lives. My therapeutic work is grounded in humanistic and constructivist theories, meaning I believe the relationship between the client and the therapist is essential for fostering change and growth. I am a Registered Psychologist with the College of Psychologists of BC and have over 15 years of training and experience in psychotherapy.
Many of the clients I work with are feeling "stuck" and are looking for support to move towards their goals. Feeling stuck often coincides with feelings of depression and anxiety. My clients and I work together to develop healthy coping strategies and to achieve satisfaction in their daily lives. My therapeutic work is grounded in humanistic and constructivist theories, meaning I believe the relationship between the client and the therapist is essential for fostering change and growth. I am a Registered Psychologist with the College of Psychologists of BC and have over 15 years of training and experience in psychotherapy.
(604) 757-1489 View (604) 757-1489
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Kelly-Ann Smiley
Counsellor, MACP, RCC, RP
Verified Verified
Campbell River, BC V9W  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
Through evidence-based therapeutic intervention I work to empower clients to live authentic and meaningful lives. I believe that a safe, non-judgemental, inclusive environment provides clients the opportunity to explore and address any mental health concern. Each client is unique, and therapy sessions are designed to be client-centered.
Through evidence-based therapeutic intervention I work to empower clients to live authentic and meaningful lives. I believe that a safe, non-judgemental, inclusive environment provides clients the opportunity to explore and address any mental health concern. Each client is unique, and therapy sessions are designed to be client-centered.
(250) 830-2551 View (250) 830-2551
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Carole Boivin
Counsellor, MEd, CCC, RCC
Verified Verified
Hi, as an experienced Registered Counsellor (23 years) & as a Certified EMDR Therapist, I am passionate about helping others find resolution, healing & happiness in their lives. Working in both English and French, I offer individual counselling & expertise in EMDR Therapy to provide support to overcome anxiety, depression, trauma, relationship and self-esteem issues, & more. My approach has been honed through continuous study, and over many years of experience in the field.
Hi, as an experienced Registered Counsellor (23 years) & as a Certified EMDR Therapist, I am passionate about helping others find resolution, healing & happiness in their lives. Working in both English and French, I offer individual counselling & expertise in EMDR Therapy to provide support to overcome anxiety, depression, trauma, relationship and self-esteem issues, & more. My approach has been honed through continuous study, and over many years of experience in the field.
(819) 731-0820 View (819) 731-0820
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Katie St. Jean
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, RSW, RCC
Verified Verified
I work with individuals, couples and parents/parents-to-be. I approach therapy with sensitivity and compassion, providing a non-judgmental space for you to share your story, learn more about yourself, and explore what’s going on beneath the surface. We can work together to help you understand where you’re getting stuck, and find ways to move forward towards change, healing and growth. My approach places emphasis on identifying, exploring and understanding your emotions – leading to greater emotional awareness, self-understanding, and an increased ability to manage anxiety, stress, and whatever comes your way in life.
I work with individuals, couples and parents/parents-to-be. I approach therapy with sensitivity and compassion, providing a non-judgmental space for you to share your story, learn more about yourself, and explore what’s going on beneath the surface. We can work together to help you understand where you’re getting stuck, and find ways to move forward towards change, healing and growth. My approach places emphasis on identifying, exploring and understanding your emotions – leading to greater emotional awareness, self-understanding, and an increased ability to manage anxiety, stress, and whatever comes your way in life.
(250) 412-5104 View (250) 412-5104
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Judi McCheane
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, RSW, SEP
Verified Verified
Not accepting new clients
I work mostly with women, children and families so that they can move forward with their lives. Healing occurs when we address the whole person - mind, spirit, body and emotions - because these elements don't work in isolation. My graduate training focused on family systems work, and to that I have added numerous post-graduate trainings that enrich my practice, and thus my ability to help you. I have also worked extensively in the First Nations community for over 20 years in the Cowichan Valley and the North Island - I’m an approved FNHA counsellor.
I work mostly with women, children and families so that they can move forward with their lives. Healing occurs when we address the whole person - mind, spirit, body and emotions - because these elements don't work in isolation. My graduate training focused on family systems work, and to that I have added numerous post-graduate trainings that enrich my practice, and thus my ability to help you. I have also worked extensively in the First Nations community for over 20 years in the Cowichan Valley and the North Island - I’m an approved FNHA counsellor.
(778) 403-4890 View (778) 403-4890
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Dawn King
Counsellor, RTC, CCAC
Verified Verified
Campbell River, BC V9W  (Online Only)
Creating healthy relationships for women, men, and couples. Alleviating anxiety, easing trauma responses, eliminating addiction, increasing assertiveness, and strengthening self worth. Through evidence-based therapeutic approaches I work to empower clients to live authentic and meaningful lives. Each client is unique, and therapy sessions are designed to be client-centered primarily focused on the comfort and growth of each individual. I also have a guided group program as well as an exclusive 1:1 mentoring program.
Creating healthy relationships for women, men, and couples. Alleviating anxiety, easing trauma responses, eliminating addiction, increasing assertiveness, and strengthening self worth. Through evidence-based therapeutic approaches I work to empower clients to live authentic and meaningful lives. Each client is unique, and therapy sessions are designed to be client-centered primarily focused on the comfort and growth of each individual. I also have a guided group program as well as an exclusive 1:1 mentoring program.
(778) 770-1205 View (778) 770-1205
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Emil Elton Christensen
Counsellor, MA, RCC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Hello and welcome, I'm a registered clinical counsellor (RCC) accepting new clients online and in-person. Utilizing talk therapy and EMDR, I work with adults struggling with anxiety, depression, PTSD, complex trauma, addiction, compulsion, phobias, grief, stress, personality and behavioural issues etc. I use a person-centered approach, meaning that you are in control of your own therapeutic journey. We will work together to uncover the root cause of your presenting issues with the goal of decreasing symptom severity, and developing new, healthy, and sustainable coping mechanisms to manage current and future triggers.
Hello and welcome, I'm a registered clinical counsellor (RCC) accepting new clients online and in-person. Utilizing talk therapy and EMDR, I work with adults struggling with anxiety, depression, PTSD, complex trauma, addiction, compulsion, phobias, grief, stress, personality and behavioural issues etc. I use a person-centered approach, meaning that you are in control of your own therapeutic journey. We will work together to uncover the root cause of your presenting issues with the goal of decreasing symptom severity, and developing new, healthy, and sustainable coping mechanisms to manage current and future triggers.
(236) 358-7227 View (236) 358-7227
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Mamie Payne
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, RCC, RSCW
Verified Verified
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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Sehleeah Schevers
Counsellor, BSc, MACP, CCC, RCC
Verified Verified
5 Endorsed
New Clients Welcome! If you struggle with self-love and self-compassion, together we look inward, to see what holds you back from being happy and content. Emotions (guilt/shame, anger, depression, & anxiety) are telling you something needs attention. Rather than avoid the problem, we problem solve. I help clients identify goals to gain clarity. We work on becoming emotionally resilient using many therapies to grow, emerge stronger and more peaceful. My approach draws from CBT, DBT, trauma-informed, somatic, and mindfulness-based therapies. I work with individuals (children, youth, adults), couples, and families.
New Clients Welcome! If you struggle with self-love and self-compassion, together we look inward, to see what holds you back from being happy and content. Emotions (guilt/shame, anger, depression, & anxiety) are telling you something needs attention. Rather than avoid the problem, we problem solve. I help clients identify goals to gain clarity. We work on becoming emotionally resilient using many therapies to grow, emerge stronger and more peaceful. My approach draws from CBT, DBT, trauma-informed, somatic, and mindfulness-based therapies. I work with individuals (children, youth, adults), couples, and families.
(249) 802-3584 View (249) 802-3584
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Bonnie Seitz
Counsellor, RCC, MA
Verified Verified
Campbell River, BC V9W  (Online Only)
I have worked with clients dealing with trauma, anxieties, depression, ADHD, autism, LGBTQIA+ issues, PTSD, spirituality, grief and loss, phobias, and relationship issues. I have worked with clients of many different spiritual beliefs and faiths, from Catholic to Hindu, pagan to atheist, and anything in-between, and I am an approved counsellor by the First Nations Health Authority (FNHA). I work with all my clients to create a sacred space that works for them, no matter what their needs are.
I have worked with clients dealing with trauma, anxieties, depression, ADHD, autism, LGBTQIA+ issues, PTSD, spirituality, grief and loss, phobias, and relationship issues. I have worked with clients of many different spiritual beliefs and faiths, from Catholic to Hindu, pagan to atheist, and anything in-between, and I am an approved counsellor by the First Nations Health Authority (FNHA). I work with all my clients to create a sacred space that works for them, no matter what their needs are.
(365) 363-3961 View (365) 363-3961
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Kyla Ketch
Counsellor, MA, BSc, RCC, CCC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Kyla’s counselling approach with children, adolescents, and adults is energetic, innovative, and imaginative, grounded in mindfulness, somatic, and trauma-informed techniques. Also integrating aspects of cognitive behavioural and solution-focused therapies, Kyla’s approach allows her to work with clients on a deep, person-centred level to address challenges related to anxiety, depression, trauma, and relationships.
Kyla’s counselling approach with children, adolescents, and adults is energetic, innovative, and imaginative, grounded in mindfulness, somatic, and trauma-informed techniques. Also integrating aspects of cognitive behavioural and solution-focused therapies, Kyla’s approach allows her to work with clients on a deep, person-centred level to address challenges related to anxiety, depression, trauma, and relationships.
(431) 441-4881 View (431) 441-4881
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Alexander Wellness Consulting
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW, RCC
Verified Verified
Campbell River, BC V9W  (Online Only)
Currently Accepting New Clients. Specializing in Couples, Addiction, Anxiety & Depression. I bring to my practice a welcoming and friendly personal style that puts clients at ease allowing them to communicate their needs and goals within a safe non-judgmental atmosphere. I worked in many clinical health care settings before venturing into private practice, which has brought into my work a well- breadth of clinical experience, including a wide array of therapeutic approaches, that I have successfully integrated while working with with hundreds of clients over the past 26 plus years.
Currently Accepting New Clients. Specializing in Couples, Addiction, Anxiety & Depression. I bring to my practice a welcoming and friendly personal style that puts clients at ease allowing them to communicate their needs and goals within a safe non-judgmental atmosphere. I worked in many clinical health care settings before venturing into private practice, which has brought into my work a well- breadth of clinical experience, including a wide array of therapeutic approaches, that I have successfully integrated while working with with hundreds of clients over the past 26 plus years.
(236) 326-8974 View (236) 326-8974
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Leanne Longeway Counselling And Art Therapy
Counsellor, MC, RCC, CCC, RCAT
Verified Verified
Safe, supportive, inclusive, non-judgemental therapy that tends to the whole person, honouring that life is experienced through more than one aspect of self, (emotional, physical, cognitive, rational, imaginative, spiritual and relational). Offering personalized counselling that is based upon trauma-informed practice, with care towards both cultural and occupational awareness and safety, that supports healing, meaning making, and personal growth. Leanne provides counselling to individuals using a wide range of therapeutic modalities: Client-centered, Relational-Talk Therapy, with specializations in Somatic therapy and Art therapy.
Safe, supportive, inclusive, non-judgemental therapy that tends to the whole person, honouring that life is experienced through more than one aspect of self, (emotional, physical, cognitive, rational, imaginative, spiritual and relational). Offering personalized counselling that is based upon trauma-informed practice, with care towards both cultural and occupational awareness and safety, that supports healing, meaning making, and personal growth. Leanne provides counselling to individuals using a wide range of therapeutic modalities: Client-centered, Relational-Talk Therapy, with specializations in Somatic therapy and Art therapy.
(778) 608-3895 View (778) 608-3895
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Coastal Tides Counselling
Counsellor, MA, RCC, CCC
Verified Verified
Hello, my name is Lindsey Morton. After working overseas for nearly a decade, I made the journey back to my hometown of Campbell River with the professional intention of supporting both youth and adults working toward mental wellbeing within the community. I hold a Master of Arts in Counselling Psychology and I am currently employed by school district 72 as a school counsellor. I am incredibly grateful to live in a beautiful costal community and honoured to have the opportunity to practice counselling on Vancouver Island.
Hello, my name is Lindsey Morton. After working overseas for nearly a decade, I made the journey back to my hometown of Campbell River with the professional intention of supporting both youth and adults working toward mental wellbeing within the community. I hold a Master of Arts in Counselling Psychology and I am currently employed by school district 72 as a school counsellor. I am incredibly grateful to live in a beautiful costal community and honoured to have the opportunity to practice counselling on Vancouver Island.
(249) 505-0533 View (249) 505-0533
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Rod Chant
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, BSW, MSW, RCC, RSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Rod Chant is a family therapist experienced in working with couples, families and individuals. His approach includes recognizing unhealthy patterns of behaviour that can keep individuals and couples stuck, frustrated, sad and lonely. His expertise includes helping with managing such issues as anger, depression, anxiety, victimization, co-dependency and addiction, giving the support needed, and providing concrete solutions and tools that lead to more fulfilling life circumstances and relationships.
Rod Chant is a family therapist experienced in working with couples, families and individuals. His approach includes recognizing unhealthy patterns of behaviour that can keep individuals and couples stuck, frustrated, sad and lonely. His expertise includes helping with managing such issues as anger, depression, anxiety, victimization, co-dependency and addiction, giving the support needed, and providing concrete solutions and tools that lead to more fulfilling life circumstances and relationships.
(855) 758-9103 View (855) 758-9103
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Monika Grunberg
Counsellor, MEd, RCC
Verified Verified
Monika Grünberg received her Masters of Education in Counselling Psychology at the University of British Columbia in 1999. Prior to completing her degree she worked primarily doing therapy with traumatized women and children in the Greater Vancouver area. She moved to the Comox Valley and began full-time private practice in 1998.
Monika Grünberg received her Masters of Education in Counselling Psychology at the University of British Columbia in 1999. Prior to completing her degree she worked primarily doing therapy with traumatized women and children in the Greater Vancouver area. She moved to the Comox Valley and began full-time private practice in 1998.
(548) 708-8335 View (548) 708-8335
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Kathi Cameron
Counsellor, BKin, MA, RCC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
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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Kim S. Wall
Counsellor, RPC, MPCC
Verified Verified
Not accepting new clients
Are you feeling anxious, depressed, grief-stricken, suicidal or alone? Are you struggling with a traumatic incident or relationship? Are you finding yourself unconsciously drawn into unfulfilling relationships, again and again? Are you seeing your own unhealthy patterns in relationships, but don't know what to do to change them? Don't give up! The effective techniques I use, could be the solution you seek to make lasting changes within yourself and how you feel in your relationships.
Are you feeling anxious, depressed, grief-stricken, suicidal or alone? Are you struggling with a traumatic incident or relationship? Are you finding yourself unconsciously drawn into unfulfilling relationships, again and again? Are you seeing your own unhealthy patterns in relationships, but don't know what to do to change them? Don't give up! The effective techniques I use, could be the solution you seek to make lasting changes within yourself and how you feel in your relationships.
(855) 490-4426 View (855) 490-4426

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Number of Counsellors in V9W

20+

Average cost per session

$140

Counsellors in V9W who prioritize treating:

100% Anxiety
88% Relationship Issues
88% Stress
79% Depression
79% Grief
71% Trauma and PTSD
71% Self Esteem

Average years in practice

13 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

57% First Nations Health Authority
43% Blue Cross
36% Green Shield Canada

How Counsellors in V9W see their clients

75% In Person and Online
25% Online Only

Gender breakdown

84% Female
16% Male
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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.