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

Island Community Health

Citizens Counselling Centre - Affordable Counselling

Credit Counselling Society

Crime Victim Assistance Program Counselling Guidelines


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 Assn.  Affordable Counselling

Relationship Issues – Lynne Namka

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

Sociological Images

The Trauma and Mental Health Report – free online magazine

Transgender Health Program

Vancouver Island Crisis Line

Victoria Hospice – Counselling and Spiritual Care


Websites of Note in Victoria, B.C.

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

Fernwood Yoga Den – reaching out with a commitment to social justice and community development

Namaste Inspired Athletics – Groove, Yoga, Pilates, Workshops, Retreats

Simple Remedies Herbal Solutions - A Simple approach to Healthy Living

Victoria, B.C., Canada Information

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.
Lynda Stockwell, M.S.W.  R.S.W.
Mississauga, ON
Montreal, QC
Nanaimo, BC
Christine Gatzke M.Ed, CCC, CPAC/ARC
Saskatoon, SK
Toronto, ON
Elsie De Vita, R.Psych Psychotherapist
Vancouver, BC
Psychotherapist, Author, Educator and Minfulness-Based Trainer with interest in Mind-Body Medicine
Vancouver, BC
Megan Sutherland, MSW, RCSW
Vancouver, BC
Isabelle Grenon, PhD, Registered Psychologist
Victoria, BC
Ann Arbor, MI
Ross Rosenberg, M.Ed., LCPC, CADC
Chicago, IL
Michael Salas, MA, LPC, LCDC, CDP
Dallas, TX
Delray Beach, FL
Seth Dennis  M.Ed., Psy.D
Durham, NC
Irvine and San Diego, CA
NY City
NY City
Jonathan Lebolt PhD, LCSW
Richmond, VA
Salem, OR
Susan Blake  MA., LPC
San Antonio, TX
San Diego, CA
San Francisco, CA
San Francisco, CA
San Francisco, CA
Ellen Ledley, LCSW, BCD
Santa Monica, CA
Janet Haines, M.S., LPC
St. George, UT
The Woodlands, TX
Peg Hemmer, MSW, LISW-S
Westerville, OH

Books can be a great place to start when you are thinking about entering counselling. Reading one or two of the following books can give you a good idea of the issues you want to discuss with your counsellor.

After the Affair – Healing the Pain and Rebuilding Trust When a Partner Has Been Unfaithful by Janis Abrahms Spring and Michael Spring

Divorce Busting – A Step-by-Step Approach to Making Your Marriage Loving Again by Michele Weiner-Davis

The Five Keys to Mindful Communication by Susan Gillis Chapman

Getting the Love You Want by Harville Hendrix

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

Hold Me Tight by Sue Johnson

I Don’t Want to Talk About It – Overcoming the Secret Legacy of Male Depression by Terrence Real

Intimacy After Infidelity – How to Rebuild and Affair-Proof Your Marriage by Steven Solomon and Lorie Teagno

Mating in Captivity – Unlocking Erotic Intelligence – Esther Perel

The New Rules of Marriage - What You Need to Know to Make Love Work by Terrence Real

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

Saying What’s Real – 7 Keys to Authentic Communication and Relationship Success by Susan Campbell

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

Tell Me No Lies: How to Stop Lying to Your Partner - and Yourself - in the 4 Stages of Marriage by Ellyn Bader and Peter T. Pearson with Judith D. Schwartz

Why Talking Is Not Enough – 8 Loving Actions That Will Transform Your Marriage by Susan Page


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.