Find a Therapist in Nanaimo, British Columbia.

Are you ready to start a better path for your future? Speak with a top rated licensed counsellor near you in Nanaimo, BC.


Tricia Toth, BSW, MSW, RSW, RCC

Professional Masters Level Registed Social Worker and Registered Clinical Counselor

Nanaimo, BC, British Columbia

Psychotherapy is often used to treat a wide range of challenges, some of which include: poor self confidence, depression, anxiety, career problems, impaired relationships, addictions, etc. As your therapist I will assist you in identifying the key areas you would like to work on. Sometimes people feel so overwhelmed they do not know where to start. Together, we can determine which issues are of top priority. I will assist you in looking at the 'big picture', while initially setting small measurable goals. I will provide you with the support you need to tackle each obstacle head on. Small successes lead to great accomplishments.


Paola Lake, Ph.D.

Registered Psychologist

203-335 Wesley St., 250-824-5006, British Columbia

As Einstein said, "You cannot solve a problem with the same consciousness that created it." Psychotherapy provides an opportunity to step out of the mind set that led to the problems you have encountered, and to re-create a set of beliefs, attitudes and behaviors that increase possibilities for you to experience fulfillment, achievement, and contentment. Sometimes we need guidance to grief losses and heal and other times we need guidance to achieve goals. Whether you experience depression, anxiety, or other distressing emotions, therapy provides and opportunity to overcome barriers to success and fulfillment. Techniques such as hypnosis, EMDR, and EFT are offered for healing.


Kevin Fleming Ph.D.

Coach/Change Agent/Consultant

At Home or Private Discreet Intensives

James Hillman once said, "We've had a hundred years of psychotherapy and the world is getting worse." While there are many occasions where the validation and listening endemic to psychotherapy makes sense, there are times where we over assume that "feeling better" and "changing behavior" are the same. Grey Matters International, Inc. goes after the forgotten brain laws to behavior change that therapists miss when processing hours and hours of dialogues with people. Utilizing a cutting edge technology to facilitate the emotional process of change, we can make the therapy process way more effective, faster, and with less money spent. Contact or 877-606-6161.


Mark Giesbrecht, MA, CCC, RCC

Registered Clinical Counselor / Canadian Certified Counselor

Unit 12B - 1601 Bowen Road, Nanaimo, British Columbia

In my practice as a psychotherapist I assist individuals to understand forces within that cause suffering & confusion. My approach is engaging, compassionate and expansive. I have over 15 years of experience with many types of people from different cultures & backgrounds. I believe most people have a mixture of complex emotions & complicated life experiences. But most everyone is trying to live a better life. People often have ‘scripts’ of who they are & why they came to be living the way they are. I help people develop ways of reflecting on what has been, what is, and what might be. This opens the possibilities for more choices in life. Your life can be different if you want it to be.


Russell Stagg, MC, RCC

Registered Clinical Counsellor

477 Wallace St. #213, Nanaimo, British Columbia

Anybody can do counselling, but it takes skill to be a therapist. Clients who come to me find they do most of the talking. My role is to listen, try to understand what you are thinking and feeling, and reflect that understanding back to you. I want you to feel deeply heard. I want you to feel someone cares. I do not give you solutions. Rather, I help you find them within yourself.


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

Registered Clinical Counselor, Child Psychotherapist

846 San Malo Crescent, Parksville, British Columbia

I provide psychotherapy for children, youth and adults at The Centre For Expressive Therapy, a warm, nurturing atmosphere that reflects and supports healing. The therapeutic methods used during the course of psychotherapy are carefully chosen according to age, natural inclination and life circumstances to meet a client's unique needs. We will work together to explore and change the thought and behaviour patterns that are keeping you from being the best you can be. Building on your inner strengths, you will learn new skills to better cope with life's obstacles and challenges. Ongoing support is offered as suitable.


Lurline Raposo, MA, RCC, RPT

Registered Clinical Counsellor. Registered Play Therapist, Child Psychotherapist

305, 477 Wallace Street, Nanaimo, British Columbia

Sometimes just the idea of self-exploration in counselling can seem daunting. I can make this process more comfortable and accessible, not just through my compassion for others, but also by offering a variety of counselling strategies from traditional talk therapies to expressive and creative options. Having choices in therapy allows the safety and flexibility to learn about ourselves and others. Let me help to open the door to the real, practical and long term transformations you want.


Virginia Reimer, MA RCC

Registered Clinical Counselor

3095 Meadow Drive, Nanaimo, British Columbia

Real change does not often happen with stopping a behavior. I have found it is more effective if you understand what motivates the behavior. In therapy we explore how your beliefs, feelings, expectations, yearnings contribute to the behaviors you wish to change. I explore with you how the present is tied to the past and we work to resolve the issues in the past that keep you repeating old patterns.


John Taylor, MA, RCC, CCC

Registered Clinical Counsellor, Registered Psychotherapist

335 Wesley Street #203, Nanaimo, British Columbia

In psychotherapy I can help you explore the deeper roots of issues--the hidden facets of yourself and how they play out in your life. This exploration includes insight-oriented work, reflection, and specific strategies to address issues. Psychotherapy is an evidence-based therapy approach, and research has shown it to be the most effective approach for long-term resolution of issues. In our lives there are underground streams of feeling and meaning. I can help you access these deeper currents, bringing hidden dreams, unexplored life meaning, and unresolved conflicts (which may be underscoring relationship issues) to the surface.


Mila Skeeles, MACP, CCC

Certified Canadian Counsellor

#202, 503 Comox Road, Nanaimo, British Columbia

As children we develop coping strategies to deal with our environments, emotions, and relationships. Some of these are helpful and serve us well throughout our lives. Others are not as helpful and often leave us wondering why we do the things we do, or why we form unhealthy relationships. In psychotherapy we explore early life experiences to gain understanding. This understanding provides a starting point from which to move forward and develop new, healthy coping strategies.


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.