Licensed Marriage Counsellors in Nanaimo, BC

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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 help clients connect to their own inner strengths and resources using therapeutic methods carefully chosen according to age, natural inclination, life circumstances and taking into account the physical, emotional, cognitive and spiritual needs unique to each client.

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

Russell Stagg, MC, RCC

Registered Clinical Counsellor
Phone & Email:  Contact Russell

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


Relationship conflict can leave you feeling your partner doesn’t love you. But you each lash out or retreat because you hurt, not because you don’t love your partner! Once you acknowledge each others’ hurt, you can move from fighting to understanding to caring.

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

Mark Giesbrecht, MA, CCC, RCC

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

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


I support couples who need to learn how to be more effective with issues ranging from conflict, to lack of closeness, to recovering from affairs, to parenting concerns. I also help couples who have decided to seperate but need to learn how to co-parent their children.

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

Lurline Raposo, MA, RCC, MPCC, RPT

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

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


Couples, parents and families will benefit from strategies designed to strengthen or rebuild connections in those relationships that have been most important to us over time. Unhealthy communication and conflict patterns can be improved just by using the right tools.

  • 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


Often couples find themselves stuck in destructive patterns that they can not seem to break. I help couples get out of the grid lock by improving their communication skills and ability to manage difficult emotional reactivity.

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

John Taylor, MA, RCC, CCC

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

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


I help couples find each other again with marriage and couples therapy. Stop repeating the same arguments over and over again, solve your gridlocked problems, and get your connection back. I can help you get the skills you need to make your relationship glow again.

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

Paola Lake, Ph.D.

Registered Psychologist
Phone & Email:  Contact Paola

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


I enjoy helping couples resolve unhealthy patterns of interaction, build healthier communication skills, and learn more effective approaches to creating connection. Approaches include Emotionally-Focussed and Solution oriented to help create positive change.

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

Finding a Nanaimo marriage counsellor is simplified with the use of Theravive’s values based counsellor directory.  Whether you are looking for a counsellor or psychologist for face to face traditional counselling, or an e-counsellor for contact while you travel or to accommodate your busy schedule, Theravive strives to provide you a quick resource to meet your needs.  Our counsellors are adept at helping you to identify the issues that are blocking you from fully experiencing joy and purpose in your life.  They will collaborate with you to determine how to reach your goals and how to maintain this in your life.  Often, without a plan for ensuring your goals are protected once reached, individuals can fall back into old habits without even realizing it.  We hope that marriage counselling Nanaimo BC you receive provides you with a sense of freedom and growth in your life and relationships.   Do not lose heart, your relationship can be saved, this is not a time to give up, but a time to fight and recapture the love you once shared.


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Help for marriages and families. Rebuild relationships and overcome barriers to communication, intimacy, friendship, and growth in Nanaimo. One of our values at Theravive is a belief in saving marriages for the joy of both spouses, and restoring family relationships.

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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 located along the Eastern coast of Vancouver Island a ferry ride from the Mainland of Vancouver, British Columbia.  A recent controversial topic is the high density real estate development and the construction of a city-funded waterfront conference centre which ran over the proposed budget.  Critics are concerned about the waterfront views and increased traffic congestion.  The present council is hard working with a few difficult city issues, having security patrol the downtown core.   Nanaimo marriage counselling is a group therapy where husband and wife commit to a joint counseling process with a values based counsellor.

The beautiful scenic setting of the Malaspina University-College brings numerous international students to the city.  The school is renowned for the jazz program and is also well known for excellent teacher education programs.  Diana Krall and Elvis Costello live on the outskirts of Nanaimo with their twin sons.  They wrote “Departure Bay” (about their Nanaimo home) which is on Diana’s 2004 album “The Girl in the Other Room”.  Nanaimo has experienced job growth in the technology sector. Christian Marriage counselling Nanaimo BC is committed to restoring love and communication to both spouses for greater joy in life.  The famous “Nanaimo Bar Dessert” originated in Nanaimo which is named for the Snuneymuxw people.

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