Therapists in V9X

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Chad Northcott
Counsellor, MA, CCC, RCC
Verified
3 Endorsed
Nanaimo, BC V9X
Has traditional therapy not worked for you? Do certain memories still have a strong negative emotional pull when they come up, or when discussed in therapy? For some, there needs to be more than simply talking about the issues that distress us. Sometimes we need to address the underlying cause — the ‘root’ of the problem — not just the current symptoms that currently cause us distress: whether it be interpersonally, emotionally or within the cognitive space.
Has traditional therapy not worked for you? Do certain memories still have a strong negative emotional pull when they come up, or when discussed in therapy? For some, there needs to be more than simply talking about the issues that distress us. Sometimes we need to address the underlying cause — the ‘root’ of the problem — not just the current symptoms that currently cause us distress: whether it be interpersonally, emotionally or within the cognitive space.
(709) 400-2366 View (709) 400-2366
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Elizabeth Loudon
Counsellor, MA, RCC, CSAT
Verified
1 Endorsed
Nanaimo, BC V9X  (Online Only)
Not accepting new clients
I am a Registered Clinical Counsellor (RCC) with a masters degree in counselling from City University. I have been a Certified Sex Addiction Therapist (CSAT) since 2018. I have spent the last 21 years working in inpatient, outpatient and in private practice settings treating individuals with problematic sexual behaviors, substance misuse/dependance and other addictive behaviors. I have extensive experience working with multiple addictions, trauma, family of origin and related mental health issues in both individual and group psychotherapy. I am especially passionate about helping clients discover and reclaim true intimacy.
I am a Registered Clinical Counsellor (RCC) with a masters degree in counselling from City University. I have been a Certified Sex Addiction Therapist (CSAT) since 2018. I have spent the last 21 years working in inpatient, outpatient and in private practice settings treating individuals with problematic sexual behaviors, substance misuse/dependance and other addictive behaviors. I have extensive experience working with multiple addictions, trauma, family of origin and related mental health issues in both individual and group psychotherapy. I am especially passionate about helping clients discover and reclaim true intimacy.
(548) 800-1469 View (548) 800-1469
Photo of Mandy Fudge, Counsellor in V9X, BC
Mandy Fudge
Counsellor, MACP, RCC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Nanaimo, BC V9X
I provide individual counselling to adults and adolescents struggling with issues such as depression, anxiety, traumatic stress, adverse childhood experiences, grief, guilt, shame, low self-esteem, suicide ideation, relationship and attachment injuries, communication issues, sexuality and gender identity, and a desire for personal change and growth. I believe in each individual's power to heal and thrive. I'm passionate about helping clients achieve their goals through a multi-disciplinary approach providing tools and transformational therapy. I do not discriminate based on private medical decisions.
I provide individual counselling to adults and adolescents struggling with issues such as depression, anxiety, traumatic stress, adverse childhood experiences, grief, guilt, shame, low self-esteem, suicide ideation, relationship and attachment injuries, communication issues, sexuality and gender identity, and a desire for personal change and growth. I believe in each individual's power to heal and thrive. I'm passionate about helping clients achieve their goals through a multi-disciplinary approach providing tools and transformational therapy. I do not discriminate based on private medical decisions.
(250) 231-1751 View (250) 231-1751
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Kate Bonnell
Pre-Licensed Professional, MACP(Q)
Verified
3 Endorsed
Nanaimo, BC V9X
My clients come from a variety of backgrounds and have different presenting concerns. Together, we establish their goals for therapy in the first session, and continue to have open conversation regarding the direction treatment is taking. Some of my past clients have been looking for stability in their life, or through a transition; others have wanted to get more in touch with themselves and their emotions. Therapy can be difficult and vulnerable, so having a strong mutual trust is essential to the process.
My clients come from a variety of backgrounds and have different presenting concerns. Together, we establish their goals for therapy in the first session, and continue to have open conversation regarding the direction treatment is taking. Some of my past clients have been looking for stability in their life, or through a transition; others have wanted to get more in touch with themselves and their emotions. Therapy can be difficult and vulnerable, so having a strong mutual trust is essential to the process.
(249) 493-7421 View (249) 493-7421
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Dean Diamond
Counsellor, MEd, CCC, FOT
Verified
Nanaimo, BC V9X
I am a Nature Guided Focusing Oriented Therapist and Canadian Certified Counsellor with a Master’s of Education in Disability Studies. I offer embodied, experiential and playful forms of counselling in person with individuals of all ages - from toddler to elder - who are navigating grief, loss, and major life transition due to death, disability, illness, injury, gender identity, social injustice, and sexuality. Hearth Place offers the following experiential depth psychotherapy modalities: Embodied Dream Exploration, Equine Facilitated Wellness, Focusing Oriented Therapy, Nature Guided Eco-Therapy, and Sandplay Therapy.
I am a Nature Guided Focusing Oriented Therapist and Canadian Certified Counsellor with a Master’s of Education in Disability Studies. I offer embodied, experiential and playful forms of counselling in person with individuals of all ages - from toddler to elder - who are navigating grief, loss, and major life transition due to death, disability, illness, injury, gender identity, social injustice, and sexuality. Hearth Place offers the following experiential depth psychotherapy modalities: Embodied Dream Exploration, Equine Facilitated Wellness, Focusing Oriented Therapy, Nature Guided Eco-Therapy, and Sandplay Therapy.
(236) 508-3200 View (236) 508-3200
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Jaime Baruta
Counsellor, BA, MA, RCC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Nanaimo, BC V9X  (Online Only)
Jaime was born and raised in Nanaimo and has lived in the Nanaimo area all her life. She enjoys spending time with her immediate and extended families, playing with her dog Tony, and reading about the latest clinical trends, admitting to spending too much time in Chapters. She works with individuals, families, and groups to address and meaningfully heal the wounds created by a multitude of issues such as mood and anxiety disorders, life transitions, grief and loss, parenting, relationship issues, and more.
Jaime was born and raised in Nanaimo and has lived in the Nanaimo area all her life. She enjoys spending time with her immediate and extended families, playing with her dog Tony, and reading about the latest clinical trends, admitting to spending too much time in Chapters. She works with individuals, families, and groups to address and meaningfully heal the wounds created by a multitude of issues such as mood and anxiety disorders, life transitions, grief and loss, parenting, relationship issues, and more.
(778) 588-9520 x6 View (778) 588-9520 x6
Photo of Julie MacNaughton, Counsellor in V9X, BC
Julie MacNaughton
Counsellor, MA, RCC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Nanaimo, BC V9X  (Online Only)
With a focus on anxiety, I employ somatic techniques using mindful awareness to help individuals identify and release the physical symptoms of anxiety and stress. My goal is to create a safe and non-judgmental space where clients can explore the connections between their emotional well-being, bodily sensations in order to live life with less fear and anxiety. I hold a Master’s degree in clinical counselling and is trained in Somatic Experiencing.
With a focus on anxiety, I employ somatic techniques using mindful awareness to help individuals identify and release the physical symptoms of anxiety and stress. My goal is to create a safe and non-judgmental space where clients can explore the connections between their emotional well-being, bodily sensations in order to live life with less fear and anxiety. I hold a Master’s degree in clinical counselling and is trained in Somatic Experiencing.
(604) 332-1559 View (604) 332-1559

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Number of Counsellors in V9X

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Counsellors in V9X who prioritize treating:

100% Self Esteem
86% Depression
86% Anxiety
86% Grief
86% Stress
71% Relationship Issues
57% Chronic Pain

Average years in practice

5 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

100% Great-West Life
100% Green Shield Canada
100% Blue Cross

How Counsellors in V9X see their clients

58% In Person and Online
42% Online Only

Gender breakdown

72% Female
14% Male
14% Non-Binary

FAQs - About Therapy and Counselling

How can I find a therapist in V9X?

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.