Child Psychologists and Child Therapists in Nanaimo, BC.

Find a child psychologist or a counsellor who specializes in therapy and assessment for children in Nanaimo, British Columbia.

Child Therapist

Tricia Toth, BSW, MSW, RSW, RCC

Professional Masters Level Registed Social Worker and Registered Clinical Counselor

Nanaimo, BC, British Columbia

Children are unique and precious. At Great Life Counselling, I provide a safe environment for children to express themselves using a wide range of methods, some of which include; play, art role playing and writing. I offer a kind and gentle approach and aim to offer each child an opportunity to grow and heal at their own pace. Each child is gifted and I will help your child to gain self confidence, recognize their own talents and skills; while offering them support to problem solve and overcome challenges.

Child Therapist

Patti Langlais, MA, RPC, CCHt

Registered Professional Counsellor

Online Therapist / Coach

Children are resilient. They have an amazing way of adapting to change in the world around them. When a child has lost their ability to adapt or is no longer able to cope and manage their world, a multitude of behaviors can manifest. This can be scary and frustrating for the parent or caregiver and can be equally difficult for the child. We understand and appreciate the struggles that children face today and how challenging parenting can be. We will work together to uncover the underlying issues and recreate harmony for both the child and/or parent. In a warm and understanding environment we will use a variety of techniques, customized to your child'd individual needs.

Child Therapist

Alain Langlais, MH, RTC, CHHt


Online Therapist / Coach

Children, like adults, can be affected by anxiety, stress, pressure and self-esteem issues. It can be very challenging for children to balance a busy lifestyle of sports, school, friends, and personal growth. It can also be very challenging for parents to watch and support their child as they struggle. We use child play therapy as a great tool to support young children in expressing their inner thoughts and feelings, while also creating tools and strategies for how they can cope with things better. We will also work with the parents, as needed to better understand their child and learn tools on how to support them.

Child Therapist

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

Registered Clinical Counselor, Child Psychotherapist

846 San Malo Crescent, Parksville, British Columbia

As children use play as a natural means of expression, the most effective mode of therapy for children is play therapy. I have developed Holistic Expressive Therapy, an integrated approach which addresses the unique physical, emotional, cognitive and spiritual needs of a child. I tailor design carefully chosen play and other expressive materials to help your child bring into the open the behaviours and blocked feelings that have interfered with healthy emotional growth. Through this active expression, inner strengths are discovered that can help your child deal with past experiences and cope with present situations. The result is an increase in confidence and strength to meet challenges.

Child Therapist

Janine Ray, MA, BA, ATR-BC, RCC

Registered Clinical Counsellor

Online Therapist / Coach

With young children who require support and counselling, I employ very specialized techniques depending on the child and their presenting concern. Using ONLINE tools like video conferencing, email and text supports, I support children (in school or at home) in expressing their feelings, and will either talk or use art making tools, or employ both in this important first step. I work with kids with ASD in connecting with their emotions. I employ arts activities and play in all sessions with children to best support them and their needs. Art and play are wonderful tools to reach and connect to children.

Child Therapist

Lurline Raposo, MA, RCC, RPT

Registered Clinical Counsellor. Registered Play Therapist, Child Psychotherapist

305, 477 Wallace Street, Nanaimo, British Columbia

As a licensed play therapist I have advanced training and clinical experience in using developmentally appropriate tools and strategies for addressing children's emotional difficulties. When children struggle with their emotions, relationships and life events, play and creative interventions act as the language for children to process in ways that traditional, adult-oriented talk therapies simply cannot. Children look forward to their counselling and experience psychotherapy as a positive in their lives. These interventions, along with parenting supports transferred from the play therapy room to home, ensure families experience long term success.

You have found the top therapists in Nanaimo, BC who specialize in helping children.

Thank you for visiting our British Columbia page of licensed child psychologists and child therapists in Nanaimo, British Columbia who are trained and experienced in helping children and youth.  Working with children requires a different skillset from other types of therapy and here you will find therapists who are skilled, patient and experienced. Please note that while all therapists here work with children, not all may be a registered psychologist. You can easily verify this on each profile. Reach out to a child therapist or child psychologist in Nanaimo today, our contact forms are "open" 24/7.

Nanaimo is located in British Columbia, Canada. It has a land area of 90.76 square kilometers.  The population of Nanaimo is 90,504 people with 39,165 households . The population ranking for Nanaimo is #62 nationally and #11 for the province of British Columbia with a density of 997.20 people per sq km. Nanaimo therapists serve postal code: V9R.