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Kathryn Atkinson

Nanaimo, British Columbia

Kathryn Atkinson

MA in Counselling Psychology, Adler School of Professional Psychology
Years in practice: 14
Offers:  Remote Therapy

To all of you who feel weary, frightened, overwhelmed, alone: take refuge here. You are not alone. There is hope. Although the waves seem too rough, they can be calmed. Let’s navigate these storms together. My specialties include Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (exposure response prevention-ERPs), Tics (CBIT), Body Focused Repetitive Behaviours, Anxiety, Trauma, Habit Reversal, mood, and working with those with diverse abilities and autism. I use many modalities depending on the needs of my clients, but am most proficient with Cognitive Behaviour Therapy.

Nanaimo, British Columbia
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Toby Macklin

REMOTE ACROSS BRITISH COLUMBIA

Toby Macklin

MA in Counselling Psychology, Yorkville University. Registered Clinical Counsellor (RCC), BC Association of Clinical Counsellors.
Years in practice: 15
Offers:  Remote Therapy

Based in British Columbia, I work online with men across Canada who want to live more satisfying and meaningful lives, often in the face of trauma. My clients have realized that events in their past still have a hold on them and are preventing them from living the way they want. Many have had physically, emotionally, or sexually abusive childhoods, or have had frightening or painful experiences as younger adults. Though they may have come through the worst, they find their lives still affected years later. The counselling I offer can help you recover and grow through depression, anxiety, and traumatic stress. Remote therapy only.

REMOTE ACROSS BRITISH COLUMBIA
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John Woychuk

Nanaimo, British Columbia

John Woychuk

MA in Counselling Psychology, Yorkville University
Years in practice: 3
Offers:  Remote Therapy

I have worked successfully with a lot of men in my practice. I understand how hard it can be for men to seek help. At the same time I know from experience that there’s tremendous benefit involved for those men who take that first step. My counselling approach is about compassion and non-judgement. Whatever is happening for you will be accepted and faced together. From a stance of respect and an underlying core belief that you have the wisdom within you to overcome your challenges, I will support you in recognizing and engaging powerful resources both within you and around you. Counselling theories and methodologies I use include Mindfulness and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy.

Nanaimo, British Columbia
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Joel Martinflatt

Nanaimo, British Columbia

Joel Martinflatt

MSW, York University
Years in practice: 21
Offers:  Remote Therapy

I am humbled to have been working in the helping field since 2003. During this time, I have walked alongside many people as they navigate life, deal with hardships, and persevere. I see my role in supporting you as holding space for your hurt and distress while also assisting you in finding the change you hope to see within yourself and the relationships around you. I strive to create a partnership of trust and support and to shine a light on your strength and capacity. Typically, people come to see me because life is hard, but counselling does not need to be. I infuse our time together with hope, and laughter. A little bit about me is that I am a partner, father, weekend athlete and outdoor enthusiast.

Nanaimo, British Columbia
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Island Clinical Counselling Ltd.

Nanaimo, British Columbia

Island Clinical Counselling Ltd.

Number of Therapists: 12
Offers:  Remote Therapy, Individual Therapy, Group Therapy

To all of you who feel weary, frightened, overwhelmed, alone: take refuge here. You are not alone. There is hope. Although the waves seem too rough, they can be calmed. Let’s navigate these storms together. Island Clinical Counselling is a Collaborative that focuses on providing individual, couples, and family counselling, therapeutic groups, education and workshops, and community connection opportunities. At Island Clinical Counselling, you will receive culturally safe, evidenced-based, person-centered counselling services in person in Nanaimo BC, or virtually in other areas of the province.

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Mark Giesbrecht

REMOTE ACROSS BRITISH COLUMBIA

Mark Giesbrecht

MA in Counselling Therapy, City University of Seattle and RCC, BC Association of Clincial Counsellors and CCC, Canadian Counselling and Psychotherapy Association
Years in practice: 23
Offers:  Remote Therapy

I provide online therapy using evidence-based practices to help individuals overcome their challenges by learning better skills. Skills that can help them gain control over their thoughts, emotions, and behaviours, and to live more successful lives. The focus of my approach is change oriented and compassion-driven. Assessments are done at the beginning to best understand the individual and plan for helpful life giving conversations. Remote therapy only.

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Dr. Stephanie McCune

Nanaimo, British Columbia

Dr. Stephanie McCune

MA in Counselling Psychology, Yorkville University and PhD in Social Sciences, Tilburg University
Years in practice: 24
Offers:  Remote Therapy

Hello, my name is Stephanie and I am grateful to have been working in the field of health and human services for over 23 years. I am humbled to provide clinical counselling services to individuals, families, couples and groups. In all of my interactions I centre safety, collaboration, trauma-informed practice, cultural humility, and compassion. I hold a Masters in Counselling Psychology and a PhD with a  specialization in the field of substance use and addiction. I work alongside youth and adults involved with alcohol and/or other drugs and strive to meet people where they are at with both a strength-based and collaborative lens. My deep passion involves supporting family members and carers affected by substance use who may be seeking services in their own right, or a safe place to share their experience as they navigate the rollercoaster of loving a person involved with substances.

I am available to assist children, youth, adults, families, and couples experiencing stressors of mental health and/or substance use challenges, trauma, life transitions, health behaviour change, COVID, parenting/caregiving, grief and loss, or family conflict. I am available both in person and remotely.
Nanaimo, British Columbia
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Dr. John Álvarez de Lorenzana

REMOTE ACROSS BRITISH COLUMBIA

Dr. John Álvarez de Lorenzana

MD, McMaster University and MA in Counselling Psychology, University of British Columbia
Years in practice: 16
Offers:  Remote Therapy

Ever feel like saying F#CK My Life? Whether you are stressed out, burnt out or someone feeling increasingly overwhelmed, I am here to support you. I specialize in anger, burnout, addiction and relationship challenges. Currently I’m training in psychedelic-assisted therapy at VIU and work with men integrating spiritual and other non-ordinary states of consciousness. My counselling style is pragmatic and heartfelt. Why is this happening is an important question to ask. The answers often lie in our own past, habit energy and relationships. One of the main goals in doing this deeper work is to reclaim what has been lost or forgotten. Together we will stop the emotional toll and get you back to doing what you love or uncover what that is. Individual, Couple & Group rates available.

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