Amanda Poitras, MEd

Registered Clinical Counsellor (RCC) #12078

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About Amanda

“We believe the best way to achieve lasting positive change is to foster trust with our clients through building relationships guided by empathy, connection, and integrity. We know what transformation feels like, because we have done ( and will continue to do ) our own healing.” – Amanda Poitras, Strength Counselling Director

We provide a variety of options for holistic healing in the form of therapeutic practice through both in-office and E-counselling to any location worldwide with a clinical focus given to mental, emotional, and physical health.

We specialize in: addictions, abuse, anxiety, body image issues, maladaptive eating, sexual behaviours, depression, marital discord, family development, parenting and child rearing, family of origin issues, rehabilitation from trauma, life management issues, emotional turmoil, criminal rehabilitation, suicidal ideation, gender identity, LGBTQ+ challenges, spiritual emergency, integration of non-ordinary experiences.

We provide state of the art therapy and are a leader in the field of online counselling. We are driven by authenticity, integrity, and empathy. We have combined modern technology with our extensive professional experience and our own healing journey - to create an unparalleled online therapeutic environment.

Individual E-Counselling

This accessible and comfortable counselling service is offered through confidential, online, video conferencing. This service may be helpful for those who:

  • Wish to remain in their own homes while addressing their concerns
  • Live in a remote area
  • Work in an area where counselling services are not available
  • Travel frequently
  • Struggle with social anxiety
  • Suffer from physical or mental health issues that prevent them from leaving home
  • Are burdened by commuting to see a counsellor
  • Do not have flexibility in their schedule to physically meet with a counsellor
  • Find securing childcare as a barrier to receive services

Please contact us to find out more and start your own healing journey today! 

  • Practice Information
    Experienced helping people with:
    • Abuse
    • Addictions
    • Anxiety
    • Autism
    • Depression
    • Eating Disorders
    • Family Issues
    • General Emotional Health
    • Grief and Loss
    • Health and Wellness
    • LGBTQ Issues
    • Life Balance
    • Relationship Issues
    • Sex And Intimacy Issues
    • Trauma Issues
    I use the following approaches:
    • Acceptance And Commitment Therapy (ACT)
    • Attachment-Based Psychotherapy
    • Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT)
    • Emotion Focused Therapy (EFT)
    • Existential Therapy
    • Mindfulness
    • Motivational Interviewing (MI)
    • Psychosynthesis
    • Spiritual Counselling
    • Trauma Informed Counsellling
    Visible Diversity
    • Member of a Visible Minority
    For members of the Queer community:
    • I Welcome Queer Identity Clients

    Amanda has been in practice for 10 years.

  • Location Information
    Practice Locations
    Strength Counselling Services
    E-Counselling Services Nanaimo, BC V9R 4P7

    Services offered in English only.

  • Availability & Rates
    Sunday8:00am - 5:30pm
    Monday8:00am - 10:00pm
    Tuesday8:00am - 10:00pm
    Wednesday8:00am - 10:00pm
    Thursday8:00am - 10:00pm
    Friday8:00am - 10:00pm
    Saturday8:00am - 5:30pm
    Client Rates
    Individual Therapy$120 / 60min
    Couples Therapy$120 / 60min
    Family Therapy$120 / 60min
    Group Therapy$50 / 60min
    Online Therapy$120 / 60min
    Sliding ScaleYes
    Student RateYes
    Pro Bono AvailableYes
    Low Income Rate AvailableYes

    Note: If seeking reimbursement from an insurance provider, please check coverage amounts and details with them.

    Payment Options
    • Visa
    • Mastercard
    • e-Transfer