Counselling in Nanaimo, BC. Find the Right Therapist.

Safe, effective, and caring. Affordable therapists near you in Nanaimo, British Columbia will help you make the changes you want.


Ron Depner, RCC, MC

Ron Depner, RCC, MC

Registered Clinical Counsellor

477 Wallace Street, Nanaimo, British Columbia V9R 5B7 | 2506163579

Welcome to The Therapy Place! We are a team of highly skilled and experienced therapists with a broad range of specializations. We work with adults, couples, kids and teens.

Deborah Nelson,  Master Practitioner

Deborah Nelson, Master Practitioner

Registered Professional Counsellor, Master Practitioner of Clinical Counselling

Unit 11 1588 Boundary Crescent, Nanaimo, British Columbia V9S 5L5 | 604 377-7301

As a counsellor my goals are to empower, inspire, teach and support, as well as provide an environment in which you will feel safe to walk down the road less travelled

Heather Awad, MCP, RCC

Heather Awad, MCP, RCC

Registered Clinical Counsellor

Available for Online Therapy

Hello! Since 2008 I have worked alongside individuals, couples, and families spanning across Canada, Egypt and the Netherlands. I'm committed to listening and providing you with practical skills & tools to increase resiliency and to help you feel more in control.

Mark Giesbrecht, MA, RCC, CCC, CT

Mark Giesbrecht, MA, RCC, CCC, CT

Registered Clinical Counselor / Canadian Certified Counselor

Virtual Online Therapy, Nanaimo, British Columbia V9R 7C5 |

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.

Geoff Williams, MSW, RCSW, RCC

Geoff Williams, MSW, RCSW, RCC

Registered Clinical Counsellor & Registered Clinical Social Worker

Available for Online Therapy

I love getting to know new people and listening to their stories whatever they may be feeling. In this space is the opportunity to connect. I work hard to know my clients and offer skills that truly help to find relief and change no matter how stuck things may seem.

Kathryn Atkinson, MA, RCC-ACS

Kathryn Atkinson, MA, RCC-ACS

Registered Clinical Counsellor

41 Chapel St, Nanaimo, British Columbia V9R 5H3 | 778-762-3750

We at Island Clinical Counselling want to provide you with a safe space to share your struggles, be truly heard, and understood. Team up with our specialized counsellors and together we will find ways to increase your resilience and climb those mountains.

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

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

Registered Clinical Counselor, Child Psychotherapist

846 San Malo Crescent, Parksville, British Columbia V9P 1S5 | 250-248-1290

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.

Allius Services, MA, RCC-ACS, BCRPT-S

Allius Services, MA, RCC-ACS, BCRPT-S

Registered Clinical Counsellor, Registered Play Therapist, Child & Family Therapist

420, 256 Wallace Street, Nanaimo, British Columbia V9R 5B3 | 250-753-0363

Our clinic name, “Allius,” comes from combining ALL, I, and US - reflecting our commitment to fostering connections. For the Allius team, it is all about people connecting with themselves in order to connect better with others.

John Taylor, MA, RCC, CCC

John Taylor, MA, RCC, CCC

Registered Clinical Counsellor, Registered Psychotherapist

2B-6135 Metral Drive, Nanaimo, British Columbia V9T 2L7 | 250-618-0216

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 can help you transform problems into positive change.

Tricia Toth, BSW, MSW, RSW, RCC

Tricia Toth, BSW, MSW, RSW, RCC

Professional Masters Level Registed Social Worker and Registered Clinical Counselor

Nanaimo, BC, British Columbia V9T 6L8 | 250-755-6331

I would be honoured to be a part of your healing process. I provide a professional, non-judgemental, confidential counselling service. My goal is to help you achieve your desired goals: such as feeling happy, content, 'normal', in an effort to live your greatest life.

Philip Starkman, MSW, RSW

Philip Starkman, MSW, RSW

Registered Psychotherapist

Available for Online Therapy

Finding one's way through the stormy days and nights sometimes requires a highly experienced guide. Self-limiting thoughts and feelings can be overcome. Joy and love can be realized by means of a skillful blending of Eastern and Western modalities.

Currents Counselling, RCC, CCC, RSW

Currents Counselling, RCC, CCC, RSW

Registered Clinical Counsellors, Canadian Certified Counsellors, and Registered Social Workers

Available for Online Therapy

At Currents Counselling we care, and are specialized in, supporting relationships! We work with individuals, couples and families, including high conflict and complex family dynamics. We work collaboratively and offer Views of the Child Reports (Section 211) and EMDR.

Valentina Chichiniova, RCC, CCC

Valentina Chichiniova, RCC, CCC

Registered Clinical Counsellor, Canadian Certified Counsellor

Available for Online Therapy

Are you struggling with mental health challenges and looking for a safe, effective, and compassionate way to heal and transform your life? Take the first step on your journey towards happiness and wellness and schedule your first appointment.


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.

Other Areas of Practice: self-esteem counselor, addictions, (alcohol abuse, substance abuse, gambling, sexual addiction, internet addiction), career counsellor Nanaimo, depression counsellor, relationship, spiritual and Christian counselling Nanaimo, credit counsellor, couples, premarital counseling, and trauma counselling Nanaimo. Child therapist, burnout, crisis help, grief & loss, money and spending, psychological testing and assessment, men's issues, women's issues, communication counselling Nanaimo, aging parents, family conflict, eating disorder help, infidelity & affair help, stress therapy, anger management Nanaimo, and panic.

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.

Nanaimo is located in British Columbia, Canada. It has a land area of 90.76 square kilometers.  The population of Nanaimo is 92,004 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.