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Find a Registered Therapist in Comox Valley, BC

At our Nōmina Integrated Health clinic in Comox Valley, BC, our highly specialized and trained therapists provide leading programming with advanced, evidenced-based therapies. 

 

Nestled in the Comox Valley, our location allows us to maximize the healing landscape to offer world-class programs such as the exclusive development of adventure therapy. Our highly experienced team of registered therapists has a diverse range of specializations and all therapists hold a minimum master’s level education.  Nōmina has clinical expertise in various therapeutic trauma approaches such as ISTDP, EMDR, and cognitive modalities such as CBT, DBT, and ACT. With these, Nōmina will deliver a comprehensive approach to healing not found elsewhere in other therapy programs. We are highly skilled in working with treatment-resistant and complex disorders. See a full list of therapies we offer here.

We would like to respectfully acknowledge that where our clinic is located, is within the unceded traditional territories of the K’omoks First Nation. We are grateful to work and live here.

The dedicated people at Nōmina Comox Valley share a united passion and purpose.

Lisa Klco, Clinical Director

Lisa Klco
Clinical Director & Registered Psychotherapist
CD, PhD(c), MSW, MACP, RSW, RCC

Lisa’s primary work is in addiction treatment, mental health, and sexual health. She has extensive training in intensive short-term dynamic psychotherapy (ISTDP), eye movement desensitization and reprocessing (EMDR), direct neurofeedback (DNF), cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT), dialectical behaviour therapy (DBT), acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT). This makes her highly effective in working with mood disorders such as anxiety, depression and pain, which can all contribute to unhealthy coping behaviours. Her range of skills makes her a very direct clinician. Lisa has many years of working with diverse populations. As a retired Canadian Armed Forces Member, she honed her experience with complex trauma. She is also proudly a Certified Transgender Care Specialist with The International Transgender Care Association, supporting her in offering services to all Gender Romantic Minorities. Honesty and transparency coupled with confidentiality are the cornerstones of her practice.

Jabeene Bhimji

Head of Psychology

Ph.D., R.Psych.

Dr. Jabeene Bhimji’s therapeutic approach is strongly rooted in the utilization of evidence-based treatments to facilitate mental well-being. Her training has largely been oriented towards targeting mood and anxiety-related difficulties, trauma-based symptoms, early psychosis, and other concerns impacting patterns of thought, feeling, and behaviour (e.g. personality disorders, adjustment disorders). While largely operating from a cognitive-behavioural framework, Dr. Bhimji identifies as an integrative therapist, and uses various humanistic and third-wave CBT approaches (including DBT, ACT) to orient clients towards skills they can use to improve their social, occupational, and daily functioning. Dr. Bhimji views the therapeutic relationship as an essential factor in enabling client progress and works to create a non-judgment and compassion environment for clients to work towards collaboratively established therapeutic goals. 

Jabeene Bhimji, Head of Psychology

Relax with our in house spa services, customized to enhance your healing experience.

Spacious rooms are luxuriously appointed with inspiring nature views, high-end custom furnishings, and an ensuite bathroom.

Classes and learning are offered in an intimate fireside environment.

The lodge was designed with stunning panoramic views, created to capture the natural beauty of its surroundings.

Meals are prepared by our world-class chef.

Carly Boyle, Therapist

Carly Boyle
Registered Psychotherapist

MEd, RCC

Carly takes a client-centered approach to her counselling practice and aims to provide authentic, compassionate support as she journeys with her clients throughout the challenges they face. She uses a variety of theological approaches in her practice including internal family systems, attachment theory, narrative, solution-focused, DBT and others as she sees fit. Carly enjoys helping clients facing challenging relationships, trauma, loss, anxiety, depression, self-esteem and  transitional life changes

Chad Northcott
Registered Psychotherapist
MA, CCC

Chad’s approach to therapy is trauma informed, integrative and holistic. He utilizes training in Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), Dialectical Behavioural Therapy (DBT), Internal Family Systems (IFS) and connecting with nature through Forest Therapy. These approaches are all built upon a foundation of Mindfulness training, and ways to bring a greater awareness to our everyday functioning. Chad also has training in Direct Neurofeedback, which is seen as an adjunct to his other therapeutic work, and which as shown great promise for working with anxiety, depression, chronic pain, ASD and PTSD. Chad balances his client load between working within the adult population and with youth.

Chad Northcott, Therapist
Alaina Brocklesby, Therapist

Alaina Brocklesby

Registered Psychotherapist

MSW, RSW

Social justice and safety in the therapeutic relationship are core tenants of Alaina’s practice. She possesses a Master's degree in Social Work and is registered under the BC College of Social Workers. Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Dialectical Behavioural Therapy (DBT) and Brief Solution-Focused Therapy are among Alaina’s primary therapeutic approaches. As an adjunct to supportive counselling, Alaina incorporates Direct Neurofeedback (DNF) to assist individuals in reaching therapeutic goals. She has worked with a range of concerns, including anxiety, depression, grief and loss, suicide ideation, self-esteem, substance use, personality, and legal challenges. She empowers clients through education and skill development so that they can better cope with life’s challenges. Engaging in therapy can be a daunting process, and so Alaina hopes to create a space where you feel supported in this journey.

Erica Briggs
Registered P
sychotherapist
MSW, RSW


A strong believer in holistic health and fitness as a path to optimum wellness, Erica brings a calm and grounded presence to her work. She is passionate about supporting her clients to navigate life challenges, make desired changes and understand how they can be instrumental in their own healing and growth. Erica's background working in both public service and community agencies has provided her with a broad range of skills including facilitation and psycho-education in self-awareness, emotions management, and healthy relationships.

Erica Briggs, Therapist
Cody O'Neill

Cody O'Neill
Registered Psychotherapist
MSW, BSW, BAACS, RSW

 

Cody is registered social worker, and master trainer of CBT. He uses theory, evidence-based protocol & practices, teaching & tech, to optimize the brain’s innate processing abilities. These methods can calm the nervous system, improve thinking and mood, & may help get you feeling in control or unstuck. From infancy, powerful forces such as invalidation, neglect, fear, & abuse impact our sense of SAFETY, connection, & Self-worth; but also how our brains operate. Luckily, our brains are naturally adaptable, and healing is often very possible!

 

A foundation of his practice is the belief: “There is no such thing as a bad Part of YOU”. He can help you develop a practice of getting to know and love Parts of your Self which presently may seem a little challenging. Its often the case that these Parts of our Selves serve a very natural function for us; and they deserve our attention, energy, and Self-love.

Sarah Quibell

Registered Psychotherapist
MA, RCC

Sarah encourages mindfulness, compassion, and curiosity in her work. Her approach is humanistic and collaborative. Using Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) as the foundation, she integrates Attachment Theory, Internal Family Systems (IFS), Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT) skills, Non-Violent Communication (NVC) skills, as well as the Gottman Method to help clients embrace life challenges, repair relationship difficulties, and heal emotional wounds. Her aim is to support clients in moving toward discovering the possibilities and opportunities to live more mindfully and in alignment with what is important to them. Sarah has familiarity with concerns including and relating to anxiety, depression, adverse childhood experiences, relationship communication, personal growth, and transition to parenthood and other life transitions.

Sarah Quibell, Therapist
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Kiki Piuze

Registered Psychotherapist

At the core of Kiki’s practice is the therapeutic relationship, mindfulness and curiosity. As a registered psychotherapist, Kiki integrates dialectical behaviour therapy (DBT) skills, cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT), non-violent communication (NVC) skills, eye movement desensitization and reprocessing (EMDR), direct neurofeedback (DNF) and forest therapy to help individuals attain their goals. She helps them reach a deep resolution of limiting patterns that impact their sense of self, relationships, and sense of vitality. She works with children, teenagers, and adults dealing with anxiety, ADHD, depression, borderline personality disorder, grief and loss, suicidal ideation, substance use disorder, and life transitions.

Kiki currently accepts new patients.