Resources in Victoria BC, and General Resources



Al-Anon Family Groups


Bridges for Women Society - provides employability training programs and other services to women survivors of abuse.


Canadian Association for Suicide Prevention 


Canadian Mental Health Associaton


Capital Mental Health Association


Citizens Counselling Centre - Affordable Counselling


Credit Counselling Society


Crime Victim Assistance Program Counselling Guidelines




Crisis Intervention and Suicide Prevention Centre:

Phone (1-800-SUICIDE)  1-800-784-2433


Domestic Violence Help Starts Here






Highly Sensitive Person


LGBTQ Resources


Marty Klein  - Changing the way people, politics and the media look at sex


Pacific Centre Family Services Association – Affordable Counselling

Relationship Issues – Lynne Namka

Sex Resources – Sites devoted to answering questions about sex and sexuality

Sociological Images  


South Island Centre for Counselling and Training – Affordable Counselling


The Trauma and Mental Health Report – free online magazine


Transgender Health Program


Vancouver Island Crisis Line   


Victoria, B.C., Canada Information


Victoria Hospice – Counselling and Spiritual Care





Mental Health Professionals


Here are links to the sites of other counsellors and mental health professionals in Victoria, B.C., and in various places in Canada and the United States.




Linda Michelle Pentelbury, R. Psychologist


Lynda Stockwell, M.S.W.  R.S.W.


Victoria, BC



Mississauga, ON

Joy Tsai-Yuan Hung, MFT


Burnaby, BC


Terri Yu, PhD


Montreal, QC

Mark Giesbrecht, MA, RCC


Nanaimo, BC

Christine Gatzke M.Ed, CCC, CPAC/ARC


Saskatoon, SK

Sara Kamin, MSc


Toronto, ON

Elsie De Vita, R.Psych Psychotherapist


Vancouver, BC

Jennifer Rodrigues, Ed.D, RCC


Vancouver, BC

Megan Sutherland, MSW, RCSW


Vancouver, BC




Michelle Samuel, LCSW


Ann Arbor, MI

Ross Rosenberg, M.Ed., LCPC, CADC


Chicago, IL

Michael Salas, MA, LPC, LCDC, CDP


Dallas, TX

Pamela Goffman, LCSW


Delray Beach, FL

Seth Dennis  M.Ed., Psy.D


Durham, NC

Julie Wells, MFTI


Irvine and San Diego, CA

Melissa Kester LMFT


NY City

Olga Rothschild, LMHC


NY City

Jonathan Lebolt PhD, LCSW


Richmond, VA

Deborah Lamb, M.A.


Salem, OR

Susan Blake  MA., LPC


San Antonio, TX




Andrew Rose, LCSW


San Francisco, CA

Jim Christrup, LCSW


San Francisco, CA

Lutfiah (Lucy) Milhem PhD


San Francisco, CA

Ellen Ledley, LCSW, BCD


Santa Monica, CA

Janet Haines, M.S., LPC


St. George, UT

Irena Milentijevic, Psy.D.


The Woodlands, TX

Peg Hemmer, MSW, LISW-S


Westerville, OH








A Buddhist’s Perspective on Grieving

Clients’ Perceptions of the Therapeutic Relationship and Its Role In Outcome

Hope and Healing: A Practical Guide for Survivors of Suicide

The Mindful Practitioner

The Miracle of Mindfulness

The Neural Basis of the Complex Task of Meditation

Same Sex Couples







Resources for Couples

The Hard Questions: 100 Essential Questions to Ask Before You Say “I Do” by Susan Piver

 Lovingkindness: The Revolutionary Art of Happiness by Sharon Salzberg and John Kabat-Zinn


The Mindfulness Solution: Everyday Practices for Everyday Problems by Ronald D. Siegel, PsyD

The Whole-Brain Child by Daniel J. Siegel, M.D. and Tina Payne Bryson, PhD

Nonviolent Communication: A Language of Life by Marshall B. Rosenberg


The Places That Scare You, and other titles, by Pema Chödrön


The Seven Principles for Making Marriage Work by John M. Gottman, PhD and Nan Silver


The Untethered Soul by Michael A. Singer





Please contact Caron with any websites, articles, or books that you have found helpful or useful, or if you would like to be included on her list of resources.