Patti Anderson Sumida, MA

Registered Clinical Counsellor (RCC) #0533

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About Patti

My counselling practice is located on the Saanich Peninsula near Victoria, British Columbia. I have worked successfully with individual adults, couples, adolescents, children and families on a wide range of topics for more than 25 years. One of my primary goals in working with clients is to assist them in identifying, creating and sustaining the desired changes they envision for their lives. Couple's counselling is one of my areas of specialization.  

My first session with a client typically begins with a conversation which seeks to fully understand the reason a person or couple is seeking counselling. The presenting issue is explored in detail, often with a direction toward having the client(s) begin to identify that which they would like to achieve in terms of  a desired outcome. One of my primary tasks in working with clients is to assist them in developing a clear vision f​or change. Once the outcome is envisioned, we work closely together in charting a course of action that is specifically designed to produce the desired result(s).

Clients have the option of scheduling 60 or 90 minutes sessions. I am pleased to offer evening appointments to those who work during the day. My practice is welcoming of all sexual orientations and gender identifications. 

  • Practice Information
    Experienced helping people with:
    • Adolescence Issues
    • Aging Related Issues
    • Anxiety
    • Children and Childhood Issues
    • Family Issues
    • General Emotional Health
    • Grief and Loss
    • Health and Wellness
    • Insecurity
    • Life Transitions
    • Marriage
    • Personal Growth
    • Relationship Issues
    • Self Esteem Issues
    • Teenage and Young Adult Issues
    I use the following approaches:
    • Client-Centered Psychotherapy
    • Couples Counselling
    • Family Systems
    • Family Therapy
    • Feminist Therapy
    • Interpersonal Psychotherapy
    • Marriage Counseling
    • Mindfulness
    • Relationship Counseling
    • Spiritual Counselling
    For members of the Queer community:
    • I Welcome Queer Identity Clients
  • Location Information
    Practice Locations
    Breaking Ground Counselling
    North Saanich BC, North Saanich, BC
    • Free Parking
    • Wheelchair Accessible

    Services offered in English only.

  • Availability & Rates
    Monday10:30am - 6:00pm
    Tuesday10:30am - 9:30pm
    Wednesday10:30am - 6:00pm
    Thursday10:30am - 9:30pm
    Friday10:30am - 6:00pm
    Client Rates
    Coaching$145 / 60min
    Couples Therapy$150 / 60min
    Family Therapy$150 / 60min
    Individual Therapy$145 / 60min
    Online Therapy$145 / 60min

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

    Payment Options
    • Cash
    • Cheque
    • e-Transfer
    • Mastercard
    • Visa