Professional Counselling in Nanaimo, BC

Find the right therapist or marriage counsellor near Nanaimo, British Columbia.


Find A Therapist in Nanaimo


Russell Stagg, MC, RCC

Registered Clinical Counsellor
Phone & Email:  Contact Russell

477 Wallace St., Suite 213, Nanaimo, BC V9R 5B7


If you're coming to therapy, you may feel anxious, confused, or even ashamed. I understand: coming to therapy can take courage. Whatever your concerns, my job is to accept you, listen to you, and do my utmost to understand and help you.

  • Some of My Specialties:
    Individual
  • couples/marriage
  • sexual abuse/assault
  • addictions
  • depression
  • anxiety/stress
  • anger
  • bereavement
  • codependency

Marie-Jose Dhaese, PhD, RCC, ATR, RPT-S, CPT-S

Registered Clinical Counselor, Child Psychotherapist
Phone & Email:  Contact Marie-Jose

846 San Malo Crescent, Parksville, BC


I am an adult/child/youth and family therapist and clinical consultant in private practice with 40 years experience. I founded the Centre For Expressive Therapy to provide counselling and psychotherapy based on my approach to healing, Holistic Expressive Therapy.

  • Some of My Specialties:
    Individual
  • Abuse (Physical & Sexual)
  • Trauma All Types + Ptsd
  • Autism
  • Grief And Loss
  • Adoption, Foster Care
  • Chronic Pain, Illness
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Maureen Adkin, CCC BA. M.Ed

Certified Clinical Counselor
Phone & Email:  Contact Maureen

3595 Bonnie Drive, Nanaimo, BC V9T 3H7


It requires a good amount of emotional intelligence for a couple to fully understand, honour, and respect one another and their marriage and in the long run the more likely they will live happily ever after.

  • Some of My Specialties:
    Individual
  • Relaxation Exercises
  • Building Rituals for Connection
  • Managing Conflict
  • Aftermath of A Fight
  • Building Emotional bank account
  • The Relationship Cure
  • Building Fondness and Admiration
  • Dreams Within Conflict

John Taylor, MA, RCC, CCC

Registered Clinical Counsellor, Registered Psychotherapist
Phone & Email:  Contact John

335 Wesley Street #203, Nanaimo, BC V9R 2T5


What would your life would be like if relationships were satisfying, anxiety or depression were no longer overwhelming, and stress was an afterthought? I am an experienced counsellor who helps people like you transform problems like these into positive change.

  • Some of My Specialties:
    Individual
  • Marriage Counselling
  • Anxiety & Stress Management
  • Depression
  • Pornography addiction for men
  • Psychotherapy
  • Sexual Issues
  • Communication
  • Infidelity, Trust, Connection

Mark Giesbrecht, MA, CCC, RCC

Registered Clinical Counselor / Canadian Certified Counselor
Phone & Email:  Contact Mark

Unit 12B - 1601 Bowen Road, Nanaimo, BC V9S 1G5


Not sure where to go for help? Confused about the next step? You know something is wrong but not sure what to do. Well, I can help you! My counselling services can help you understand your challenges, find solutions & learn new skills. It's time for a positive change.

  • Some of My Specialties:
    Individual
  • Couples Counselling
  • Anxiety, Stress Or Panic
  • Eating Disorders
  • Individual Psychotherapy
  • Adolescents
  • Sex Addiction

Paola Lake, Ph.D.

Registered Psychologist
Phone & Email:  Contact Paola

203-335 Wesley St., 250-824-5006, BC


I am a professional psychologist who provides psychotherapy services in Nanaimo, BC. I enjoy helping people realize personal success and emotional well-being through changing maladaptive beliefs and patterns that prevent people from being present and engaged in life.

  • Some of My Specialties:
    Individual
  • Depression
  • Anxiety And Phobias
  • Goal Achievement
  • Self-Esteem
  • Couples/Marital
  • Grief

Lurline Raposo, MA, RCC, MPCC, RPT

Registered Clinical Counsellor & Registered Play Therapist
Phone & Email:  Contact Lurline

305, 477 Wallace Street, Nanaimo, BC V9R 5B7


Imagine your relationships feeling successful and difficult emotions more balanced. Kids, parents, couples and adults can benefit from approachable counselling, with the right combination of compassion and curiosity, that allows people of all ages to comfortably explore

  • Some of My Specialties:
    Individual
  • Children, Teens & Parenting
  • Trauma, Loss & Family of Origin
  • Couples, Families & Relationship
  • Sexual Abuse & Assault
  • Anxiety & Stress
  • Life Transitions
  • Anger, Conflict & Communication
  • Play & Creative Therapies

Virginia Reimer, MA RCC

Registered Clinical Counselor
Phone & Email:  Contact Virginia

3095 Meadow Drive, Nanaimo, BC V9R 7C6


Working with you to help break unhealthy patterns. Exploring how past experiences are impacting present behaviors and finding more effective ways of coping. As a result of working with me you can expect personal growth, better communication and healthier relationships

  • Some of My Specialties:
    Individual
  • Marriage/ Couple Counselling
  • Family Relationships
  • Infidelity
  • Communication
  • Individual Counselling
  • Stress Management
  • Sexuality
  • Depression
Find A Therapist

Utilizing the help of Counselling Nanaimo BC to begin the process of resolving issues, or to help you move through an aspect of your life that you find yourself stuck in, offers you an objective and encouraging ally.  A psychologist or counsellor works with you to develop a plan of action to address the areas of your life that are challenging you and limiting you from reaching your full potential.  Counselling is an active process where you the client and your therapist continue to integrate the changes you make into your plan to keep you on track and celebrate successes along the way. In many situations, the initial plan you develop will be affected by the effects of the changes you make.  Having a counsellor who is able to identify these changes and help you to re-evaluate and update your plan provides a great resource to the ultimate goal.  At Theravive, we provide values based therapy and hope that you find your experience with Nanaimo Counseling to be rewarding.


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Offering support and therapy to individuals and families in the greater Nanaimo, BC, area.

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Related Sites:
City of Nanaimo
British Columbia Association of Clinical Counsellors
The British Columbia Association for Marriage and Family Therapy
Canadian Counselling Association
Canadian Psychological Association

About Nanaimo, B.C.

Nanaimo is linked to Vancouver via the BC Ferry System and is the second largest city on Vancouver Island.  It is a harbour city famous as the “Bathtub Racing Capital of the World”, which was instigated by Mayor Frank J. Ney who regularly attended council dressed as a pirate.   He also was a leading figure in business during the 1960-1980 period, and was famous for “the full Nanaimo” referred to a certain style of dress associated with the male business community.  Nanaimo counselling in BC from Theravive is grounded in solid moral values.

In the early 1800’s Nanaimo was a trading post and when the Hudson’s Bay Company became aware of the presence of coal in the area, the company built the Nanaimo Bastion fort in 1853.   The first coal mine company established a steam railway.  The town became known for the export of coal to Puget Sound and San Francisco.  In 1887 a mine explosion killed 150 miners.  In the 1940’s lumber mills sprang up in the area replacing the mining industry.  Today, this area is a developing city with several different people groups.  The most popular religion here is Christian.  Counselling Nanaimo BC seeks to bring you and your loved ones to a place of positive change for growth and healing.  Minetown Days is an annual celebration to acknowledge the history of the area.

Welcome to our network of mental health practitioners and therapists in Nanaimo. Our greatest desire at Theravive is that you would find the right qualified help.  Our professionals offer many forms of therapy such as overcoming depression, life coaching, anger management, and marriage counseling. Counselors in Nanaimo and credentialed psychotherapists are ready to help.

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