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Paula Hunter, MSW

Offers In-person and virtual appointments
  • Social Worker
  • Rated 5.0 out of 5 stars. 1 rating(s).
Accepting new patients

Provider's hours

Sunday
Closed
Monday
11:30 am - 4:30 pm
Tuesday
11:30 am - 4:30 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 4:30 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 4:30 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 4:30 pm
Saturday
Closed

Description

I am a registered social worker with over 20 years clinical experience working with children, teens and adults. I draw from evidence based therapies including Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) and Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT) and have training in Gottman's Couple's Therapy. I work from a trauma-informed perspective.
My approach is client-centred and collaborative and is designed to meet the specific needs of each client. I help clients identify their own strengths and inner resources. I believe in giving clients the tools and support they need to face the challenges they are facing.

Conditions

  • Abuse
  • Addiction
  • ADHD
  • Adjustment disorder
  • Adoption
  • Aging
  • Alcohol Abuse
  • Anger
  • Anger Management
  • Antisocial Personality disorder
  • Anxiety
  • Asperger's Syndrome
  • Autism
  • Behavioral Issues
  • Binge eating disorder (eating disorders)
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Body Image
  • Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD)
  • Bullying
  • Chronic Pain or Illness
  • Codependency
  • Communication
  • Compulsive gambling
  • Conduct Disorder (CD)
  • Conversion disorder
  • Delirium
  • Depression
  • Dissociative Disorders
  • Divorce
  • Domestic Abuse or Violence
  • Drug Abuse
  • Dual Diagnosis
  • Eating disorders
  • Elderly Persons Disorders
  • Emotion Regulation
  • Emotional Abuse
  • Excoriation disorder
  • Family planning
  • Fears / Phobias
  • Gambling Addiction
  • Geriatric Counselling
  • Grief, loss, bereavement
  • Histrionic personality disorder
  • HIV/AIDS
  • Impulse Control Disorders
  • Infertility or Adoption
  • Infidelity
  • Insomnia
  • Intellectual Disability
  • Internet Addiction
  • Learning Disabilities
  • Loneliness
  • Medical Detox
  • Men's Issues
  • Mental Disorders
  • Mood disorders
  • Munchausen syndrome by proxy
  • Narcissistic Personality Disorder
  • Obesity
  • Obsessive- Compulsive (OCD)
  • Oppositional Defiance (ODD)
  • Panic disorder
  • Paranoid personality disorder
  • Parenting
  • Persistent Depressive Disorder (Dysthymic Disorder)
  • Personality Disorders
  • Postpartum depression
  • Post-traumatic stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Pregnancy, Prenatal, Postpartum
  • Psychosis
  • Quiet Borderline Personality Disorder
  • Racial Identity
  • Rejection Sensitive Dysphoria
  • Relationship Issues
  • Schizophrenia
  • Seasonal Affective Disorder
  • Self Esteem
  • Self-harming or suicidal behavior
  • Sex, sexuality, intimacy
  • Sexual Abuse
  • Sexual Addiction
  • Sleep Disorder
  • Social Anxiety Disorder
  • Social Isolation
  • Somatic symptom disorder
  • Spirituality
  • Stopping Smoking
  • Stress
  • Substance Abuse
  • Substance Use
  • Suicidal Thoughts
  • Suicide
  • Thinking Disorders
  • Tourette Syndrome
  • Trauma
  • Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI)
  • Video Game Addiction
  • Weight Loss
  • Women's Issues
  • Workplace stress

Services

  • Acceptance and commitment therapy
  • Attachment-based therapy
  • Cognitive behavioral therapy
  • Compassion-focused therapy
  • Culturally sensitive therapy
  • Dialectical behavior therapy
  • Emotionally focused therapy
  • Feminist therapy
  • Humanistic therapy
  • Interpersonal psychotherapy
  • Marital counselling
  • Marriage and family therapy
  • Mindfulness-based cognitive therapy
  • Motivational interviewing
  • Multicultural therapy
  • Parent-child interaction therapy (PCIT)
  • Person-centered therapy
  • Positive psychology
  • Psychodynamic therapy
  • Relational therapy
  • Relationship counselling
  • Solution-focused brief therapy
  • Strength-based therapy
  • Teen mental health
  • The Gottman method
  • Trauma-focused cognitive behavior therapy

Clientele

  • Adults (18+)​
  • Couples​
  • LGBTQ2+
  • Seniors (65+)​
  • Teens (13-17)​

Languages spoken

  • English

Professional designations

  • Master of Social Work (MSW)

Education

  • Bachelor of Social Sciences - University of Ottawa
  • Master of Social Work - University of Northern British Columbia

Professional associations

  • British Columbia College of Social Workers (BCCSW)
  • British Columbia Association of Social Workers (BCASW)
Facility Information

Summary

I am a registered social worker with over 20 years clinical experience working with children, teens and adults. I draw from evidence based therapies including Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) and Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT) and have training in Gottman's Couple's Therapy and I use a trauma-informed approach.
My approach is client-centred and collaborative and is designed to meet the specific needs of each client. I help clients identify their own strengths and inner resources. I believe in giving clients the tools and support they need to work through the challenges they are facing.

Business hours

Sunday
Closed
Monday
11:30 am - 4:30 pm
Tuesday
11:30 am - 4:30 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 4:30 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 4:30 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 4:30 pm
Saturday
Closed

Services & supplies

  • Acceptance and commitment therapy
  • Attachment-based therapy
  • Cognitive behavioral therapy
  • Compassion-focused therapy
  • Culturally sensitive therapy
  • Dialectical behavior therapy
  • Emotionally focused therapy
  • Feminist therapy
  • Humanistic therapy
  • Interpersonal psychotherapy
  • Marital counselling
  • Marriage and family therapy
  • Mindfulness-based cognitive therapy
  • Motivational interviewing
  • Multicultural therapy
  • Parent-child interaction therapy (PCIT)
  • Person-centered therapy
  • Positive psychology
  • Psychodynamic therapy
  • Relational therapy
  • Relationship counselling
  • Solution-focused brief therapy
  • Strength-based therapy
  • Teen mental health
  • The Gottman method
  • Trauma-focused cognitive behavior therapy
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535 6th Street, Courtenay, BC V9N 1M5

Provider's hours

Sunday
Closed
Monday
11:30 am - 4:30 pm
Tuesday
11:30 am - 4:30 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 4:30 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 4:30 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 4:30 pm
Saturday
Closed

Business hours

Sunday
Closed
Monday
11:30 am - 4:30 pm
Tuesday
11:30 am - 4:30 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 4:30 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 4:30 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 4:30 pm
Saturday
Closed