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Nōmina Integrated Mental Health Clinic - Comox, BC

At Nōmina Integrated Mental Health Clinic - Comox, BC we provide leading programming, with advanced ‘evidenced-based therapies’ by a highly specialized and trained clinical team. Nōmina is holistic, integrated care all right in one convenient location.

 

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 professionals has a diverse range of specializations and all registered psychotherapists 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

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 share a united passion and purpose.

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Lisa Klco
Clinical Director
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 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 offering services to all Gender Romantic Minorities. Honesty and transparency coupled with confidentiality are the cornerstones of her practice.

Sonia Dubinsky
Clinical Counsellor
MSW, RSW

Sonia,  a M.S.W  and registered social worker is a a Family Counsellor with over 30 years of experience working with families. She utilizes a trauma lens  in working with clients, and specializes in the areas of attachment , trauma, abuse, anxiety, grief, addictions, as well as family/ couples conflict,  parenting challenges, LGBTQT  issues,  and gender dysmorphia, Sonia has been certified in NMT which is a Neurosequential Model of Therapeutics used to identify neuro developmental trauma in children through brain mapping. Sonia also provides EMDR therapy. Sonia lived in the NWT, Nunavut, and Yukon for 18 years and has worked with Indigenous, Métis, and First Nations People, understanding the impact brought about by colonization and the residential school system. 

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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.

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Carly Boyle
Clinical Counsellor
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
Clinical Counsellor
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.

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Samantha Hunt
Clinical Counsellor
MSW, RSW

Samantha’s therapeutic approach is client centred and trauma informed.  With a specialization in military mental health, Samantha has passionately pursued working with the military and veteran communities and their families.  The modalities that she utilizes in her practice include Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), Somatic Experiencing (SE), Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT).

Erica Briggs
Clinical Counsellor
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.

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Disha Salhan
Clinical Counsellor
MACP, RCC

Disha believes that every individual has a unique story behind their challenges and successes and values authenticity and honesty during conversations. Therapy work for her is an opportunity to learn and grow collaboratively in a safe environment from a strength-based, self-awareness, and connecting with our true-selves perspective. She approaches therapy from a trauma-informed lens and with care and compassion. The approaches implemented in her practice are Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Solution-Focused Based Therapy (SFBT), Mindfulness, and exploring approaches that work to meet the individual needs of a client. Disha supports and explores individuals' overall mental health and well-being including, anxiety, depression, ADHD, trauma, communication, conflict resolution, relationships, and emotional regulation. Disha has worked with diverse populations, individuals from different countries and cultures, age groups, and gender identities, and being a person of colour understands the systemic issues and their impacts and challenges while adapting and transitioning to a new culture/country.

Alaina Brocklesby

Clinical Counsellor

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.

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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.