Counselling & Support

Nanaimo Pride has created this directory for our community to help make life a little easier. If you have a service to add or run a queer-owned business please reach out to us

Alice Curitz Counselling Services
Caring, compassionate and confidential counselling for individuals, couples and families. In person and online sessions available. Her areas of specialty are: Gender and Sexuality, Sex, Intimacy and Relationships, Depression and Anxiety, Neuro-diversities and Disabilities, Self-esteem, Body Confidence and Weight Management, and Mindfulness and Meditation.


Bodhi Thompson Gardner
Bodhi Thompson Gardner has been an advocate for marginalized populations as a professional Mental Health and Addictions Counsellor for 30 yrs. Educating, advocating, facilitating, encouraging and being an ally for and with families, children and youth while playing a vital role in suicide prevention. They have been a leading voice for the 2SLGBTQ+ community, providing educational presentations, facilitating groups and encouraging open and honest dialogue. 

Dar Debrecen (Gay, Agender Counsellor)
The Heart Chakra -
Affordable Counselling (Pay as little as $35)


Living OUT Visibly
Living OUT Visibly supports a community response to abuse, neglect and self-neglect of adults with diverse sexual orientations and gender identities on Vancouver Island and the Gulf Islands.



PFLAG – NANAIMO is a safe, supportive and confidential peer support group for family and friends of the 2SLGBTQ+ community and for community members themselves. We meet once a month (except for July and August) on the 3rd Sunday of the month. Support is also available by phone or email. 

Power Up Education
Power Up Education is passionate and committed to creating a world where Sexual Health Education is as natural and habitual as brushing your teeth and combing your hair. Why? Because they believe Sexual Health Education is the key to reducing sexual abuse and the catalyst for healthier relationships.


QMUNITY is a non-profit organization based in Vancouver, BC that works to improve queer, trans, and Two-Spirit lives. We provide a safer space for 2SLGBTQ+ people and their allies to fully express themselves while feeling welcome and included. Our building serves as a catalyst for community initiatives and collective strength.