Ron Depner Counselling, Registered Clinical Counsellor

Ron Depner Counselling and Psychotherapy

I specialize in the areas of anxiety, depression, and addiction. In my experience, anxiety and depression often show up together. When they take hold, we frequently fall into traps of addiction in efforts to numb the emotional pain. Addictions can be an effective short-term strategy, but they are not a solution that brings healing. Instead, they increase the pre-existing symptoms, usually adding a whole new set of problems as well. Whether it is a gambling addiction, an online gaming addiction, a shopping addiction, pornography addiction, a substance use addiction (etc), my training and skills are focussed on your healing, growth, and freedom.
With over 20 years experience, I've developed an engaging style that my clients find warm, effective, challenging, and often even fun! I've worked with a diverse range of clients, across a broad spectrum of problems, and in a variety of settings. Chances are, I've seen it before. Chances are, I can help!
My designation as a Registered Clinical Counsellor with the British Columbia Association of Clinical Counsellors assures that I am held to high ethical, educational, and professional standards. I also hold further advanced training and experience in the areas of Complex Divorce and Co-Parenting, Crisis Response, Trauma, Substance Abuse, and Emotionally Focussed Couples Counselling.

Program name (alternate):  Anxiety Addiction Co-parenting

Address / Contact Info

Ron Depner Counselling & Psychotherapy
477 Wallace Street Suite 310 Nanaimo, BCV9R 5B7
Contact name: Ron Depner
Conveniently located downtown Nanaimo, above the trendy Vault coffee shop. Also available for sessions in home or in the community where appropriate and preferred.

Phone Numbers

Phone : (250) 616-3579

Hours of Operation

Regular hours: After-hours sessions may be available upon request.


Accessibility features: accessible by public transit

Service Details

Geographic areas served: Lantzville, Nanaimo, Parksville
Program fee: 120.00
Program fee notes: Some insurance plans provide coverage. Please check with you insurance company.
How to apply: Please contact me by email or phone to schedule an appointment.
Accepting new patients / clients: Accepting new clients
Languages spoken: English, German

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This program was last updated on 30 May 2018.