Esther Kane, MSW

Registered Clinical Counsellor (RCC) #RCC, Registered Clinical Social Worker (RCSW) #RSW

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About Esther

About Esther

My roots

I grew up in the inner city of Toronto and began my work there counselling and facilitating groups for women struggling with chemical dependencies and food/body images issues. After obtaining my Bachelor of Social Work at Ryerson in 1996, I moved to British Columbia and continued my work as a therapist. In 1998, I obtained my Masters in Social Work from UBC. My graduating research on Jewish Women and Body Image was published in the Journal of Collaborative Therapies shortly thereafter. In 2001, I completed an intense 2-year post graduate training program in Family Systems Therapy at Pacific Coast Family Institute in Vancouver.

I have worked as a therapist and group facilitator with individuals, couples and families for twenty years and feel just as passionate and excited about my work as I did when I first started out. Therapy is definitely a “calling” for me and I am so grateful to be able to fulfill my earthly purpose each and every day. It is both an honour and a privilege.

Who I am Today

My husband, Nathaniel Richman, Web Developer extraordinaire, and I feel blessed to live in the heart of Victoria, BC on Vancouver Island and enjoy everything it has to offer- mostly, long walks along the beach.  When I’m not working, I enjoy cooking healthy gourmet food, practising yoga and meditation, travelling, reading, and cuddling my two adorable Siberian cats, Abe and Ike. I am blessed to have a fantastic marriage, wonderful friends, and a loving and supportive family.

I have also experienced several major life challenges and have come out the other side a deeper, mature, and more loving person: I survived a deadly battle with anorexia and bulimia in my teens and early 20s and have lived to tell the story. Also, in my twenties, I was diagnosed with Generalized Anxiety Disorder and have worked incredibly hard at learning to work with, and manage anxiety over the years.

I truly believe that I cannot help people unless I’ve done my own personal work and continue to on a daily basis. I am a living example that psychotherapy works and is an invaluable tool for human growth, healing, and self-acceptance.

I am a Registered Social Worker (RSW) in good standing of the British Columbia College of Social Workers. I am also a member in good standing of the B.C. Clinical Counsellors Association and have met all of the requirements of this professional body to have been given the designation of Registered Clinical Counsellor (RCC).

  • Practice Information
    Experienced helping people with:
    • Abuse
    • Addictions
    • Anxiety
    • Depression
    • Divorce
    • Eating Disorders
    • Family Issues
    • General Emotional Health
    • Grief and Loss
    • Health and Wellness
    • Insomnia
    • LGBTQ Issues
    • Life Balance
    • Life Transitions
    • Obesity
    I use the following approaches:
    • Body Centred Psychotherapy
    • Body Centred Therapy
    • Client-Centered Psychotherapy
    • Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)
    • Existential Therapy
    • Family Systems
    • Family Therapy
    • Feminist Therapy
    • Logotherapy
    • Mindfulness
    For members of the Queer community:
    • I Welcome Queer Identity Clients

    Esther has been in practice for 18 years.

  • Location Information
    Office Location
    Esther Kane, MSW, RSW, RCC
    Fairfield Victoria, BC V8V 4M3
    Accessibility
    • Bus Service
    • Free Parking
    Languages

    Services offered in English only.

  • Availability & Rates
    Availability
    Monday11:00am - 7:00pm
    Tuesday11:00am - 7:00pm
    Thursday11:00am - 7:00pm
    Client Rates
    Family Therapy$120/hr
    Individual Therapy$120/hr

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

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