Areas of practice
- Adolescent Issues
- Anxiety and/or Panic
- Compassion Fatigue
- Grief and Loss - General
- Life Balance
- Life Transitions
- Marriage and/or Relationship Issues
- Parent/Teen Conflict
- Parenting Issues
- Personal Growth
- Professional Burnout
- Self-Esteem Issues
- Trauma Counselling
- Women's Issues
- Adolescent Therapy
- Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)
- Dialectical Behaviour Therapy
- Emotion Focused Therapy
- Gestalt Therapy
- Marriage & Couples Counselling
- Mindfulness approaches
- Motivational Interviewing
- Narrative Therapy
- ONLINE / VIRTUAL / TELEHEALTH COUNSELLING
Counselling practice website:www.lisabylsma.com
Currently accepting new clients. Available for in-person sessions in Nanaimo or virtual sessions anywhere in BC.
After over 12 years working as a counsellor within government and non-profit organizations, I have decided to open my own practice. In my years of working with people, I have come to strongly believe that people and their problems make sense. I can help you understand your struggles, your emotions, and yourself. I aim to understand you holistically, including your complex life. I strive to listen deeply, to be genuine, and to really see you.
You’re probably here because you’re struggling in some way. Maybe you find you’ve lost your way or feel stuck. Perhaps you’re hurting emotionally. Or you feel alone and like no one understands you. It could be all of that and more. Life can be so messy and hard. Counselling can help. There is hope. You may be struggling, but you are not broken.
I fundamentally believe we are all doing our best with what we’ve got right now. And sometimes we need extra support from someone, like a counsellor. I would love to help you find relief, connect with what matters to you, and experience greater fulfillment in your life. With warmth, compassion, and curiosity, I will walk with you on this journey of change.
My areas of interest include:
- Youth & young adults
- Professionals and burnout
- Life transitions including pregnancy, post-partum, parenting, aging, career change, illness, loss, grieving, identity, and trauma
- Couples and relationships
COUNSELLING APPOINTMENT INFORMATION
Please send me a message via the form on this page if you are interested in inquiring about services or scheduling an appointment.
After we have been in touch by email, we can find a time to connect by phone prior to scheduling an appointment. This initial communication will support us to determine if we are a good fit prior to moving forward with services.
Fees: $150 + GST per 60 minute appointment.
I offer in-person and virtual services to youth, parents, adults, and couples.
NANAIMO OFFICE LOCATION
I gratefully acknowledge that I live, work, and play as an uninvited guest on the traditional lands of the Coast Salish peoples and the Snuneymuxw nation.
My office is located centrally in Nanaimo just off Brechin Road. I am a short walk from a bus stop (route 20, 25, and 1).
I offer in person and virtual services.
Directions to my office will be provided upon confirmation of your counselling appointment.
Client fee individuals:$150 + GST
Client fee couples/families:$150 + GST