Child Psychologists and/or Child Counsellors in Nanaimo.


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Child Counselor

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

Registered Clinical Counselor, Child Psychotherapist

Within Driving Distance of Nanaimo, BC

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 Counselor

Lurline Raposo, MA, RCC, RPT

Registered Clinical Counsellor. Registered Play Therapist, Child Psychotherapist

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

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.

Child Counselor

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 Counselor

Tricia Toth, BSW, MSW, RSW, RCC

Professional Masters Level Registed Social Worker and Registered Clinical Counselor

Within Driving Distance of Nanaimo, BC

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.

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