You may feel you would like to talk with a therapist or counsellor, but do not know where to begin in your search. Therapy can be beneficial for caregivers who have become isolated, overwhelmed, anxious, depressed, or who lack support from others. However, it can also be preventative, part of a caregivers self-care and mental well-being plan.
We have provided a list of resources for private and public counselling. In your search, you may wish to consider the therapist’s/counsellor’s experience, their training, and approaches used. Many offer free consultation calls. It may also be useful to have a counsellor who is experienced with the healthcare system as well as home and community health and life transitions.
- Find a Counsellor through British Columbia Association of Clinical Counsellors
- Counselling BC
- Find a Psychologist with BC Psychological Association
- Psychology Today has a search function that also allows you to specify your search location
- The Canadian Association for Marriage and Family Therapy
- The Redbook online is good for all of BC – https://redbookonline.bc211.ca/
- Citizens Counselling Centre of Greater Victoria – https://www.citizenscounselling.com/
- Mental Health Recovery Partners- http://www.mhrp.ca/programs.html
- On Call Health – https://oncallhealth.ca/
- Here to Help – BC Mental Health Support Line at 310-6789 (this line is always open) and additional resources: https://www.heretohelp.bc.ca/covid-19-mental-health-supports