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Rob is a registered clinical counsellor (RCC) who works with clients experiencing anxiety, depression, grief/loss, childhood issues, relationship difficulties, learning issues, and other life changes. Rob works from a variety of clinical orientations, and tailors his approach to meet his clients’ needs. He is empathetic and non-judgemental in his work, and understands that things are as they are for good reasons. Rob can help you understand yourself and your relationships, and – when you are ready – move towards the change you feel is necessary. Rob works with adults, teens, and families/couples. Feel free to book directly, or to contact Rob through his personal website. Rob offers online sessions.
Theresa is a Registered Clinic Counsellor (#13699) and trained as an EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitizing Reprocessing) therapist. She has worked in the mental health and addictions field for over 25 years. Theresa is currently working with young adults and adults struggling with the following issues: depression, anxiety, grief and loss, trauma, PTSD, vicarious trauma and burnout, addictions, trauma and addictions concurrently, suicidality, life transitions, and self-esteem issues. All her work is trauma focused, client-centred and strengths-based. Her approach is kind, compassionate and down-to-earth. She uses somatic approaches (somatic experiencing and sensorimotor) and EMDR in working with trauma. She uses CBT, DBT, solution focused, Internal Family Systems (IFS), and Narrative Therapy approaches as well in her work and will work with you to find the best approach(es). Theresa also consults with family members and loved ones who are looking for help for their loved ones who struggle with mental health and or addiction issues and will work with you to try to put together a plan to best help your loved one.
Theresa offers online and in-person sessions.
Andrea Warren, MC is a Canadian Certified Counsellor and Certified NeurOptimal® Neurofeedback Trainer at Blooming Brains Neurofeedback. Andrea learned about neurofeedback in 2010 in her search for a natural way to help manage her own symptoms related to depression and anxiety. After just a few sessions of neurofeedback she could feel profound shifts in her own life, and knew right away it was something she wanted to learn more about and share with the world. She now has the pleasure of sharing this technology with her clients at Blooming Brains and hearing their inspiring stories of how neurofeedback is helping them live better lives with increased cognitive efficiency and resilience, reduced levels of stress and improvements in overall well-being.
Kirsten Noack is an RCC with a passion for supporting highly sensitive and neurodivergent folks.
She specializes in supporting this population with: anxiety/depression, insomnia, complex trauma symptoms, boundaries, and unblocking creativity.
She integrates approaches including narrative therapy, somatic therapy, parts work and acceptance commitment therapy in a way that is empowering and de-shaming. Her vibe is collaborative, client-centered, and creative.
A lot of her clients want to move out of their head and drop down into their body, have more compassion for themselves and get out of their own way so they can live more authentically and free.
Kirsten offers online and in-person sessions.
Alia Mai is a Registered Clinical Counselor (RCC) with a Master’s from The University of Toronto as well as trainings in Somatic experiencing, Trauma Informed Interventions, Gottman method, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Mindfulness Based Therapies, and Narrative Therapy, just to name a few. She is experienced in working with addictions, relationship struggles, couples counselling, family and social issues regarding race, culture, religion and identity, women who are victims of sexual trauma or abuse, end of relationships, anxiety, depression, grief, and employment/direction/life purpose. Her practice is client centered and self-compassion driven. Alia creates a trusting and respectful space for clients to become empowered to create meaningful changes in their lives and to feel safe exploring what has been holding them back.
Alia offers online and in-person sessions.
If you are feeling lost or stuck, if you’ve been overwhelmed with hard, scary feelings or impossible circumstances, or if you’re tired of overthinking and you want someone to talk to, I would love to help you. We often go to therapy when life is hard, and I believe that is because we are all born with the capacity to reflect, to heal, and to create new ways of living that work for us. Counselling is meant to foster a secure environment where you can experience these capacities and put them to use in your own life. I have training, tools, and techniques to help you make sense of the problem and identify solutions based on your goals.
I became a counsellor after experiencing for myself (as a client) what a crucial difference a good counsellor makes when life simply becomes ‘too much’. My training has focused exclusively on understanding our human nature and how best we can help each other through hard times.
Looking for a counsellor can be a daunting task; I applaud your efforts in seeking out the help you need! I’d like to hear from you and determine together how I can help you. I’m available for a free online consultation, and I offer online or in-person counselling throughout the week.
Luke offers low-cost counselling with some further sliding scale options.
Luke offers online and in-person sessions.
Vanessa Silva (she/her) is a Registered Clinical Counsellor who uses trauma-informed, mind and body-based approaches with a specialization in grief and loss. Vanessa believes that the most important element of counselling is finding the right fit- someone with whom you feel safe, can learn to trust and build an authentic connection with. With each session Vanessa works to foster an environment where that connection can grow; bringing warmth, understanding and grounding so that her clients have the safe space necessary to unpack what they are bringing into the room. Vanessa has a range of clinical experience working with clients of all ages on issues including grief and loss, childhood abuse and attachment trauma, major life transitions, relationship challenges, depression, and both generalized and social anxiety. She provides therapy that is tailored specifically to her clients using techniques such as Accelerated Experiential Dynamic Psychotherapy (AEDP), Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), somatic/sensorimotor techniques, and attachment-based approaches. Vanessa’s contact information is available on her website; please feel free to book directly or to contact her for more information.
Vanessa offers online and in-person sessions.
Julia (she/her) is a Registered Clinical Counsellor with almost a decade of experience in mental health supporting individuals facing general anxiety, health anxiety, depression, identity transitions, grief/loss, trauma, parenting, and postpartum wellness. With a specific passion for assisting neurodivergent individuals dealing with ADHD, Julia employs a deeply empathic approach to create a safe space for exploring emotions and thoughts without judgment.
Using an eclectic therapy approach, she draws from Narrative, Emotion-focused, Attachment perspectives, and Cognitive therapies. Julia has foundational training in ADHD Management, Narrative Therapy, EFT, and Parent/caregiver coaching for parents of neurodiverse children.
She works with youth and adults aged 10 and above, as well as parents/caregivers.
Julia offers online sessions through the week and in-person on Thursdays at East Vancouver Counselling.
Currently not accepting new clients
Josh is a Registered Clinical Counsellor and has been immersed within the mental health field for over 13 years, mainly working in the non-profit sector. His approach to therapy is rooted in person-centred, trauma-informed, and intersectional approaches. Specifically, he utilizes many aspects of Emotion Focused Therapy, Dialectical Behaviour Therapy, and Existential Therapy to aid clients. In less psychobabbly terms, Josh tries to straddle the line between providing insight and tangible tools to aid his clients in reducing their suffering, while also recognizing that we are not automatons whose pain can be completely alleviated by tools alone – and that by solely working to “fix” internal mechanisms, you can oftentimes discount the immense social, societal, historical, and personal histories a person inherits and the trials we have survived. He believes therapy, at its best, is able to hold a space for all of these things in equal measure.
Josh offers online and in-person sessions.
Bill is a Registered Clinical Counsellor (RCC) and has been working in the counselling field since 2009. Bill works from a Person-Centered Therapy (PCT) lens and champions connection and understanding. Geared toward helping people recognize, acknowledge, and heal traumas and wounds, Bill is formally trained in and practices Accelerated Experiential Dynamic Psychotherapy (A.E.D.P.) and Eye-Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (E.M.D.R.). Bill has a wealth of experience working with people struggling with both process- and substance-addictions issues, depression, anxiety, fear, grief, communication issues, family roles, and trauma. Bill’s warm and friendly demeanour encourage trust, honesty, and a sense of safety, all necessary to realizing a lasting change in your life, stopping self-sabotaging, and removing the barriers holding you back from where you want to be. Bill offers online and in-person sessions and you can book via the links to the right.
Kennedy is Canadian Certified Counsellor (CCC) with a Master’s in Counselling Psychology from the University of Victoria. She has a breadth of experience working with PTSD/trauma, anxiety, depression, disorded eating, low self-worth, boundary issues and relationship issues. Kennedy also specializes in counselling front line, support and outreach staff who are employed in trauma-exposed workplaces – as she was a support worker herself prior to becoming a counsellor. Kennedy sees distress in her clients as a result of a disruption in the body’s relationship with safety. That disruption can occur because of any number of events and experiences that have the potential to leave us feeling scared, trapped, alone, angry and/or ashamed. Kennedy guides and supports clients in re-connecting with a sense of safety within their own bodies, in relationships with others and in their wider communities. Through this process, her clients often cultivate a strong understanding of how to regulate their nervous systems and meet their deepest needs with the resources they already have at their disposal. Not ready to commit to a session yet? Book a free, 30 minute phone or video consultation with Kennedy to see if her practice is a good fit for you.
Kennedy offers online and in-person sessions.
Tasneem Kassam (she/her/hers) is a Registered Clinical Counsellor who practices from an integrative and collaborative framework. Tasneem believes all clients are unique and aims to encompass a non-judgemental approach to assist clients in achieving their goals. Tasneem supports individuals and couples who are dealing with depression, anxiety, relationship issues, self-esteem, anger management, stress, addiction, communication challenges and helps to develop clients’ life skills. Tasneem believes in creating a safe space for clients which will help to foster exploration of specific needs and concerns. Tasneem strives to bring out clients’ needs through validation and acknowledgement, while guiding and supporting them along their journey. Tasneem uses a variety of evidence-based modalities, such as; Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavioural Training (DBT), Acceptance and Commitment Training (ACT), Emotion Focused Therapy (EFT) and is a Level 2 Gottman Trained Couples Therapist. She focuses on various solution-focused therapies, and utilizes both mindfulness and motivational interviewing in her clinical practice, in order to help clients find their own path to new ways of being.
Tasneem offers online sessions.
Ward is a Canadian Certified Counsellor (CCC) who offers a person-centered narrative approach which is genuine and respectful in supporting clients. Working with Ward, you will discover how you can use your own strengths, beliefs, and abilities to work with the current issues you wish to address. With a supportive, non-judgmental, and open-minded perspective, together you can work to gain new and fresh insight on the challenges you face. The people who see Ward in therapy tend to develop a deeper understanding of themselves, their situation, their connection to people around them, and how they can move forward to create new meanings. Ward’s practice is informed by years of supportive work with addictions, anxiety, autism, and care work as well as elementary school aged children and their families dealing with trauma. Book a free 15 minute consultation to see how Ward can support you.
Ward offers online sessions.
Cecilia is a Master of Counselling Psychology student intern who brings a unique background as a nurse, and her unwavering passion for helping people has shaped her commitment to making a positive impact in the lives of her clients. With a deep understanding of the human condition and a genuine empathy for those seeking support, Cecilia creates a nurturing and safe space where clients can embark on a transformative journey toward healing and personal growth.
Clients who work with Cecilia can expect to experience her empathic and non-judgmental approach. With a profound belief in the inherent worth and potential of every individual, she focuses on fostering a therapeutic relationship built on trust, respect, and collaboration. By establishing a solid rapport, Cecilia aims to create an environment where clients feel comfortable sharing their thoughts, emotions, and vulnerabilities.
“Let’s discover your inner peace, unlock your potential, and create a life you love together.”
Cecilia offers low-cost counselling with some further sliding-scale options
Michael Indermaur (he/him/they/them) is a Master of Counselling Psychology intern who is offering individual therapy to adults and has experience working with depression, anxiety, addictions, relationships/communication, identity, and self-esteem. He is committed to providing a compassionate, judgement-free, anti-oppressive space in therapy and aims to tailor his work to each individual client’s specific goals and preferences. Michael draws on gestalt, solution-focused, mindfulness, cognitive-behavioural and narrative therapies to create the best-suited approach for each client.
Michael grew up and received his first degree (B.Sc., Biomedical science) in Australia. He has permanently relocated to Vancouver and is pursuing greater meaning in his life through spirituality and meditation. Michael has lived experience of anxiety and identity issues and finds comfort in nature, travel, food and fitness. He encourages people who have questions or concerns about therapy to get in touch.
Michael offers online and in-person sessions.
Michael offers low-cost counselling with some further sliding scale options.
You have important work to do in therapy, so a good fit is essential!
I come to this meaningful work through my own emotional challenges. I know how it feels to be lost, depressed, anxious and in need of support as I struggled to develop coping skills, self-soothing, resilience and other important psychological tolls. I am passionate about finding what is most meaningful in my life and supporting others in their process of discovery and meaning-making. My therapeutic approach is grounded in almost three decades of experience, EMDR, CBT, Dialectical Behaviour Therapy, Emotional Focus Therapy, Somatic Experiencing, IFS, Brainspotting, Attachment Theory, and a holistic understanding of wellness.
I also have a love for; meditation, yoga and walking with my dog.
Each of us has unique challenges that we face. Life is hard and often painful. We all need support to find our way through this confusing and challenging existence. Most of us think we are broken and aren’t certain how to help ourselves through challenges. It truly helps to let our walls down and share what we are going through in safe, caring, and genuine relationships. This is what I am offering.
In recent years, neuroscience has taught us a lot about how to make the most of the mind-body connection. As a result, tools such as EMDR, Somatic Experincing, and Internal Family System are an important part of my practice and have become powerful ways to help my clients reach their goals.
A lot of my work is with people who are struggling to accept their whole selves and to live authentically with confidence. Often this is because of past trauma, difficult family relationships, or your sexual or gender identity is not embraced and encouraged by the world around you. Others are feeling lost, depressed and anxious for all different reasons as they try to find what makes them happy and healthy. I am open and passionate about supporting many client concerns and goals but have the most experience with challenges related to trauma, CPTSD, Couples and Family Counselling, identity, self-acceptance, self-esteem, depression, General Anxiety Disorder, substance use and addiction, grief and loss, relationship communication, LGBTQ+ support and motivation.
I truly believe you deserve to accept all parts of who you are and feel joy. If you need someone, I can be that person.
Sliding scale – Limited availability, inquire to find out more
Insurance coverage– Counselling with a Registered Clinical Counsellor (RCC) is covered by many extended health insurance plans such as Sun Life, Manulife, blue cross among others.
Martha Isabel MACP, RCC, RPC, EMDR-CT
Martha offers sessions in English & Spanish
Please note that where possible, a credit card will be asked to be kept on file in the case of no shows, late cancellations or delayed payments
Farah will be completing her Practicum on December 15th, 2023. She is currently not accepting new clients as part of her practicum.
New clients can book with Farah as a pre-licensed practitioner from December 18th, 2023 onward. Sessions from that date forward will be offered at new rates. Farah’s ongoing schedule will be available for booking from early December forward.
If you are struggling in your personal or professional relationships, including family conflict, difficulties at work, heartbreak in your friendships or in other relationships, let’s explore your feelings and thoughts about what you’re going through. If you have experienced a troubling event, want to work on your career or resolve a workplace issue, or if you live with anxiety, depression, grief, trauma, or loss, we will use my mix of person-centered therapy, cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT), narrative therapy, solution-focused therapy (SFT), emotion-focused therapy (EFT) and existential therapy, to focus on solutions and help you to get to the heart of what’s going on. Together we will develop strategies to help you feel better.
I have always been a champion of mental health awareness and wellness, and my passion is helping people. I entered the field of Human Resources 25 years ago wanting to create a better experience for people in the workplace. I am currently completing my Master’s in Counselling Psychology, which gives me additional skills and insights to help you find your voice and realize your power and potential.
In addition, I also offer support for newcomers and those adjusting to culture differences.
My approach is sincere, client-centred, and evidence-based, and I work with adult clients both online and in person.
Until December 15th, I offer online and in-person sessions. From December 18th onward, my schedule will be online only.
Our team of Counsellors and Trainers integrate Neurofeedback, the Safe and Sound Protocol, Heart-Rate Variability, Brainspotting, Counselling, and other evidence-based supports to help you to feel better, reduce stress, think more clearly, get the edge in your performance, and overcome challenges. Our Clinicians are trained and certified professionals who can guide your experience. You may choose to access service for Neurofeedback or other therapeutic technologies only or to work with a Counsellor for additional support. We work with people of all ages and stages.
Emad Seyed Sadr is a Registered Clinical Counsellor working in French and English with individuals and couples looking for help related to anxiety, depression, life transitions, gender identity, grief, loss and suicide. Emad uses a narrative, strength-based, solution-focused approach. Counselling sessions with Emad explore strengths, abilities and core values that defy presenting “problems”, and ultimately focusing on reconnecting with preferred outcomes.
5% Pledge: Emad believes it is important to make an impact beyond his counselling services. Towards this goal, he will donate 5% of the total sum he receives from each session to local, not-for-profit organizations supporting Indigenous communities in the Vancouver area. Do not hesitate to inquire with Emad for more information.
Emad offers online and in-person sessions.
Chen Vu has a Master’s in Counselling Psychology (M.A.) and she is a Registered Clinical Counsellor. She specializes in providing counselling and therapy with clients who are experiencing difficulties with life transitions, identity, loss/lack of direction, meaninglessness, finding purpose, anxiety, depression, grief and loss, substance use or abuse, addiction, co-dependency, intimate partner violence, trauma, relationship troubles, and career or academic related struggles. Chen is trained in Existential Analysis and Logotherapy, in which she believes every individual is worthy and unique in their own potential. Additionally, she aims to assist individuals in discovering a way of living that is fulfilling and authentic. Chen is also trained in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), multi-cultural and trauma informed practice, and mindfulness based approaches, with a background in narrative therapy and motivational interviewing. With Chen, you can find a safe, empathic, and trusting place to explore your inner and outer life in relationship to self, others, the world, and your spirit/soul or larger purpose. She places emphasis on creating a space of deep understanding and non-judgment, where your true essence as a person can emerge and be seen. This can facilitate healing, growth, and change for a life of freedom and inner consent.
Chen offers online sessions.
Rosie (she/her) is a holistic, integrative, and collaborative counsellor who seeks to co-create a shared space of curiosity, compassion, creativity, and connection. Her gentle, warm, and grounding presence facilitates empowerment, healing, and personal growth. Her stance is trauma-informed, feminist, and anti-oppressive. She believes in the wisdom of individuals’ lived experiences and seeks to understand clients within the context of their complex lives. She helps individuals struggling with substance misuse, anxiety, depression, trauma, burnout, gender identity, sexuality, relationship issues, life transitions, pregnancy, prenatal, and postpartum. In addition, she offers psychedelic integration and education. Her approach draws from: Mindfulness, Somatic-Attachment Therapy, Narrative Therapy, Self-Compassion Focused Therapy, and Internal Family Systems. Rosie offers online and in-person sessions.
Bonny is a Registered Clinical Counsellor (RCC) living and practicing in Vancouver, BC. She is passionate about supporting clients through their struggles and has a special interest in working with adults (19+) and parents experiencing burnout, anxiety, depression, grief, and issues related to difficult early life events and experiences. She previously worked with youth and young adults with signs of anxiety, depression, dissociation, high-risk behaviours (e.g. suicidality and self-harm), abandonment, systemic oppression, and early attachment trauma. Bonny’s approach to therapy is attachment-based, emotion-focussed, trauma-informed, relational, and primarily experiential. This means that Bonny brings genuine self forward and pays attention to (and helps clients process) present moment experiences in a way that honours feeling felt, seen, and heard. To meet the unique needs of her clients, Bonny draws from a collection of interventions, such as: Accelerated Experiential Dynamic Psychotherapy (AEDP), Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), and Emotion Focussed Individual Therapy (EFIT). If you have any questions, please feel free to get in touch.
Bonny offers online and in-person sessions.
I support those who want to calm their nervous system, become empowered, and gain a better understanding of their place in the world. Together, we will work on the challenging areas preventing you from reaching your goals, such as ADHD, chronic pain, post-concussion syndrome, depression, anxiety, loss of self and more. By setting your treatment goals as the target and then working on the blocks, past or present, together we will help you find health, healing, and bring you into alignment with your true self. I believe mental health is integral to our overall well-being and that interruptions or traumas occur, creating a reduced ability to feel safe, empowered, and healthy. I create a grounded, gentle, safe space for you to work through these interrupts and find your unique path to health and healing. I understand that healing looks different for everyone, so I use a holistic approach with most of my focus on the nervous system. You are in the driver’s seat, and we work together to create healing and change that best suits you.
Angela offers online and in-person sessions.
Marnie is an attachment and body-oriented counsellor who combines a depth and breadth of knowledge of trauma therapy approaches with a warm, engaging nature. Through felt sense attunement, intuition and skill, she aims to foster safety, curiosity, and trust in one’s innate ability to heal. She can help folks who are struggling with anxiety, addictions, the impacts of sexual violence and abuse, depression, grief, and other life challenges. Marnie has years of experience supporting parents of young people with mental health challenges and addictions. She is also passionate about working with youth. Marnie works from a variety of clinical models such as EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing), Sensorimotor Psychotherapy, mindfulness-based practices, CBT (Cognitive Behavioral Therapy) and Motivational Interviewing. She has Masters in Social Work from the University of British Columbia. Marnie actively works at recognizing her privilege and examining old, learned, hidden biases, stereotypes, prejudices and discriminations that stem from white supremacy, cis-heteronormativity, and other forms of toxic socialization.
Marnie offers online and in-person sessions.
Tasha (she/her/hers) is focused on creating a space where you feel seen and heard. Her approach is collaborative and rooted in a holistic mind & body approach. She has worked with individuals of all intersectionalities, ages and genders— and works from a non-violent, trauma-informed lens.
Tasha connects with all kinds of clients, but some of her areas of expertise include helping sort through thoughts & feelings, self-discovery and self-perception, aiding in transitions and feelings of being stuck, trauma and relational processing, experiences of stress, anxiety, burnout and depression, and relationship challenges both personally and professionally.
Tasha draws upon several methods and approaches, which include (but are not limited to) Internal Family Systems (IFS), Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Observational Experiential Integration (OEI), Somatic Integration and Family Systems. In addition, Tasha has over 15 years of teaching meditation, mindfulness, yoga & movement therapy.
Tasha works with individuals, children (8+up), youth, families and couples (monogamous, ENM, poly, LGBTQIA+). Clients would describe her as easygoing & relaxed, with a direct but warm approach.
Tasha offers online and in-person sessions
Cynthia’s warm and friendly approach, and her decades of experience and training in Counselling, create a safe and welcoming environment where you can explore how body, mind and relationships are impacted by stress, distress, and trauma, and shift toward the development of insight, resilience, skills, and self-compassion. Cynthia’s specialized training in anxiety, depression, panic, trauma, identity, self-esteem, addictions, grief, relationships (with self and others), attention, and adult ADHD presentations, give her tools to work with a wide range of adults who have experienced trauma, are impacted by challenges in their relationships, and who grew up in divorced or high conflict families. Cynthia’s work integrates a range of theories and approaches, and often incorporates therapeutic technologies including Neurofeedback, Safe and Sound Protocol (SSP), and Heart-Rate Variability Training. Cynthia strives to be inclusive, affirming, and respectful of the individual challenges that are brought into sessions.
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org for information about Neurofeedback or SSP.
Cynthia offers online and in-person sessions.
Antonio is a Registered Clinical Counsellor with a Master’s of Arts in Counselling Psychology and a Teaching Degree. He is a Certified EMDR Therapist and a Certified Adlerian Counsellor, trained in Advanced Somatic Therapy, Advanced Gottman Method Couples Therapy, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Dialectical Behavioural Therapy, Narrative Therapy, Expressive Arts Therapy, Family Constellations Therapy, Therapeutic Enactment Therapy, Addictions Counselling, Vocational Counselling and Energy Psychology. Antonio has worked in the field of counselling since 1994, and his experience as a counsellor includes working as a Concurrent Disorders Counsellor for Vancouver Coastal Health Authority and other government agencies for over twenty five years, providing mental health services for marginalized communities, self-referred people of various diversity and cultural backgrounds and for people referred by WorkSafeBC, BC Victim Services Program and ICBC. Antonio is an Adjunct Faculty at Adler University and a Clinical Supervisor for Graduate Students from 2012 to the present. He has extensive experience in the treatment of Complex Psychological Trauma, PTSD, Anxiety and Depressive Disorders, Addictions and Obsessive Compulsive Disorders, Grief and loss, Chronic Pain, and assists people with Life Transition, Cultural Adjustment, Career Exploration, Couples Therapy and Personality Style Issues. In addition, Antonio designs and facilitates Trauma Therapy Groups, Addictions Recovery Groups, Mood Disorders Groups and Art Groups. In his spare time, Antonio participates in personal and professional development workshops, practice and teach Judo, hikes, does art and dances Salsa and other Latin Rhythms.
Antonio offers in-person sessions.
Lauren is a Registered Social Worker and Registered Clinical Counsellor experienced in working with relationship issues, trauma (including complex/developmental trauma), sexuality concerns, abuse, abandonment, and heartbreak. Lauren’s therapeutic practice is guided by an attachment-based, trauma informed, client-centred, feminist, and strengths-based framework. She works with couples and individuals and is trained in Emotionally-Focused Therapy, Somatic Experiencing, the Gottman Method, sex therapy and Narrative Therapy. Lauren is experienced in working with sexual minorities, including the LGBTQ+, practitioners of BDSM, non-monogamous relationships, and people who work in the sex industry. She is a registered service provider for the First Nations Health Authority (FNHA) and also provides clinical supervision. Lauren offers a safe and warm therapeutic environment for exploring your unique life challenges, increasing your self-awareness, and breaking free from painful patterns.
Lauren offers online and in-person sessions.
Priya is registered both with the BC Association of Clinical Counsellors (RCC) and the BC College of Social Workers (RSW) and has over 20 years of experience working with individuals and families in various ages and stages of their lives.
Priya is passionate about helping clients experience growth, repair and transformation and wants to help them come into more fullness in themselves and their relationships. Priya is intentional to provide a safe, non-judgmental space to explore feelings, thoughts, patterns and behaviours to foster awareness, understanding, skills and change.
She has experience working through issues related to anxiety, depression, grief, loss, change, generational trauma, bicultural identity, adjustment to a medical diagnosis, caregiver stress/burnout, cognitive changes, aging, chronic illness and interpersonal/family issues.
Priya and her clients will take steps to explore old patterns, create new narratives, challenge old systems and ways of functioning that no longer serve them or the people in their lives
Priya draws from a trauma-informed, systems, intersectional and developmental lens. Her approach is anti-oppressive, strengths-based and person and family centred .
Priya offers on-line and in-person sessions, with in person options available on Mondays before 3pm.
My name is Laura, I am a registered Social Worker in good standing with the province of British Columbia. I have a Master’s of Social Work from the University of British Columbia and a Master’s of Public Health from the University of Saskatchewan. I acknowledge that I work and live on the unceded lands of the Coast Salish People as an uninvited guest on this land. My approach to practice is to create a safe space to help you re-discover your power and use it to navigate challenging life events. I use different types of techniques and approaches to help you find the answers that you are looking for, honoring you and your process every step of the way— I believe that you are the ultimate expert of your own life, and I am here to remind you of that and shine a light on all the beauty that you carry within you. Although I have plenty of experience under my belt, I also believe in ongoing training and professional growth, and I continue to engage in relevant training and programs that inform my practice and guide my work. My practice is not static. I seek ongoing learning, challenges, and interventions that I can incorporate into my practice. My need to continue learning is evident and it is my duty as your counsellor to continue growing and working towards becoming an even better and skillful professional.
Laura offers online and in-person sessions.
Sharlene Petigara is a Registered Clinical Counsellor with a Master’s in Counselling Psychology. Her practice centers on resilience in the face of trauma, and she provides a safer space for BIPOC and LGBTQ2SIA+ folks. Some of the areas she can help with include relationship issues, trauma, gender identity and expression, personal/professional boundaries, self-esteem, anxiety, depression, work/life balance, immigration and adjustment, healing from oppression and internalized oppression, anger management, and developing self-care/compassion. Sharlene is trained in Trauma-Informed Stabilization Treatment (also known as “parts work”). Her graduate work focused on Dialectical Behaviour Therapy, which provides practical techniques for managing emotions and tolerating distress. Sharlene’s clients often find themselves connecting to a self that feels more authentic, and learning what it feels like to start to expand their capacity to cope with life’s stressors. Clients find that after only a few sessions they’re able to slow down difficult moments, identify what’s going on within them, and grow a sense of self-leadership in which there’s much more possibility and choice in how they live than it seemed. People consistently describe feeling lighter and more capable after sessions.
Sharlene offers online and in-person sessions.
Rhett has a doctoral degree in psychology (PsyD), an M.A in clinical mental health counselling, and a B.A in applied psychology. He believes psychoanalytic therapy is a journey he undertakes with you. As you share your life story and struggles, you and Rhett will look at the unconscious and conscious patterns that emerge in a non-judgmental way. The aim of psychoanalytic therapy and psychoanalysis is for you to find yourself! For more information about psychoanalytic therapy and Rhett’s work, please check his website.
Rhett offers online sessions.
My therapeutic philosophy combines Humanistic (Person Centered and Existential) with Acceptance and Commitment Therapy and Compassion Focused Therapy. I believe in providing an empathetic and unconditionally supportive space that allows for processing and linking what has happened in the past to the present to support shame reduction and empathy toward one’s self with practical psychological tools that people can take with them moving forward and have agency in their recovery. Over my years as a therapist, I have seen how many of my clients are living in a deep state of shame, core fears that are not being addressed and core yearnings that are not being met. This is what I am passionate about in helping people in my practice now. My training has supported me in this work greatly, but ultimately it has been my work with clients over the years and my own experience of struggling with mental health and being committed to my own recovery, that has really informed my work and ability to support clients moving forward.
I am passionate about working with people who are struggling with perfectionism and anxiety and those who find themselves in that “middle ground” of recovery or struggle from disordered eating/body image issues where maybe it is not at the point of meeting clinical criteria, but it is causing suffering in their life.
I worked as an adolescent therapist for many years and am now a parent myself, which has greatly increased my passion in supporting parents newly postpartum and/or struggling with various stages of parenting that can really test one’s well being and sense of themselves.
Shauna Carson (she/her/hers) is a graduate student at Yorkville University. Before pursuing her masters in counselling, she worked in social services for over 15 years. Shauna has experience working with a wide variety of people, primarily with those who are neurodivergent. She endeavours to offer a safe, non-judgmental, collaborative, and compassionate space where her clients feel comfortable expressing their emotions. Shauna’s stance is trauma-informed and anti-oppressive, and she brings a gentle, grounding presence to her work. Some of the people she has worked with are struggling with ADHD, depression, anxiety, grief and loss, and neurodiversity. Her holistic approach integrates mindfulness, self-compassion, solution-focused, and existential therapies. As part of her career journey, Shauna is passionate about learning new interventions and skills. Shauna works with youth and adults ages 9 and up.
Shauna offers online and in-person sessions, including in-person sessions on Sundays and Fridays and online sessions at other times during the week.
Shauna offers low-cost counselling with some further sliding scale options.
Mina is a Registered Clinical Counsellor and a Registered Social Worker who has worked in the mental health field since 2011. In therapy, Mina takes a collaborative, person-centered approach, integrating tools from Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), psychodynamic therapy and mindfulness/body-based therapies. Mina seeks to create a welcoming, safe and affirming environment for clients to explore issues of concern, recover their resiliency and strength, and grow towards the changes they are seeking. Mina works with clients who are facing a variety of issues including anxiety, depression, grief, loss, trauma, relationship challenges, and identity issues. Mina seeks to practice therapy relationally from an anti-oppressive framework and enjoys working with clients of all gender and sexual identities, cultural/racial backgrounds, and walks of life.
Mina offers online and in-person sessions.
Zoë (she/her/hers) is a practicum student completing her master of counselling degree program. Her approach is client-centred, grounded and empathetic. Foundationally, she utilizes client-therapist attuning prevalent in Accelerated Experiential Dynamic Psychotherapy to create a safe and supportive experience where clients feel safe and thrive. Her eclectic approach utilizes several modalities, including Narrative Therapy, Emotion-Focused Therapy and grounding tools available through Somatic engagement. Zoë implements solution-focused and empowering brief therapeutic tools to ensure clients recognize their innate strengths and experience current shifts in their well-being and everyday lives.
Zoë offers online sessions throughout the week and in-person sessions on Sundays.
Zoë offers low-cost counselling with some further sliding-scale options
Jackson (he/his/him) is an Intern Counsellor at East Vancouver Counselling while completing his Master of Counselling degree.
If you’ve experienced feelings of isolation, felt socially impacted by the pandemic or other challenges, or want to talk about anxiety, depression, stress, burnout, goal setting, pain and chronic health conditions, life transitions, or if your life feels overwhelming and out of control, Jackson can help. Jackson has specialized training and skills, as well as several years of experience working directly with people who are struggling and in crisis, and also supervises others within the field of mental health. His experience has helped him to see that, at the heart of it, counselling offers a safe, warm, supportive, and non-judgmental space to find connection, share your struggles, and to learn skills to feel more in control and less overwhelmed. Jackson primarily utilizes Solution-Focused Brief Therapy, Emotion Focused Therapy, and has a person-centered approach.
Jackson works with adults and young adults ages 19 and up.
Jackson offers low-cost counselling with some further sliding scale options.
Amanda is a Registered Clinical Counsellor (RCC) with a Masters in Counselling Psychology and in Criminology. Amanda takes a holistic perspective to health and healing that considers the body, mind, environment, relationships, and when a fit for the client, their spiritual world. Amanda’s key focuses are on change (chosen and unchosen), emotional regulation (managing life’s ups and downs or internal and external storms), anxiety, difficult childhoods, nervous system regulation, and trauma. Amanda, prior to becoming a counsellor, had a long career working in organization development in health care, mental health, post-secondary and emergency services (fire and emergency management). She has also been a front line first responder for Search and Rescue and Victim Services. She is practical and knows that integrating healing work into day-to-day life can be tough so solutions must be realistic. Amanda also, when appropriate, brings levity to her counselling and as such clients can anticipate both laughter and tears. Please book a complimentary consultation with Amanda – through this consultation you will learn more about her, share briefly what you are seeking in a counsellor, and get a feel for fit.
Amanda offers online sessions.
Erin is a registered clinical counsellor (RCC) with training in Somatic Experiencing, Somatic Resilience and Regulation, and Trauma-informed Stabilization Treatment (“parts work”). She has experience working with trauma, PTSD, addiction, relationship issues, life transitions, burnout, grief and loss, boundaries, self-esteem, depression, and anxiety. Erin wants to understand what matters to you, what you wrestle with, what helps you feel safe and seen, and what moves you. She can help you strengthen your connection with your body, develop an increased capacity to deal with the hard things, and learn to compassionately shift reactive patterns. This creates more space for being present in the flow of your life, more access to nuance and choice, and a greater sense of resilience. Erin is a queer, non-binary practitioner who is LGBTQIA2S+ affirming, sex-positive, and committed to ongoing learning, unlearning, and repair.
Erin offers online and in-person sessions.
Thomas will be completing his Practicum on December 6th, 2023. He is currently not accepting new clients as part of his practicum.
New clients can book with Thomas as a pre-licensed practitioner from December 11th, 2023 onward. Sessions from that date forward will be offered at new rates. Thomas’ ongoing schedule will be available for booking from early December forward.
Thomas Miller (he/him/his) is an Intern Counsellor at East Van Counselling while completing his Master’s in Counselling. Thomas is passionate about working with individuals going through relationship challenges, grief and loss, phobias and fears, trauma and PTSD, anxiety and depression. He is welcoming of folks of all backgrounds and identities. Thomas works with clients in a collaborative and client-centered manner. He brings a Solution-Focused, strengths-based approach to therapy. Thomas believes that one approach doesn’t fit all and tailors his sessions to his clients’ needs, using a variety of evidence-based modalities. Thomas is trained in Narrative Therapy through the Vancouver School for Narrative Therapy and is currently training in the Gottman Method of couples therapy through the Gottman Institute. Thomas’s past experience includes crisis support and interventions.
Thomas offers online and in-person sessions.
Trevor is a Registered Clinical Counsellor with over 15 years’ experience working with adults in both one-to-one and group settings. His approach combines a strong focus on a supportive, trauma-informed counselling relationship, informed by cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT), dialectical behaviour therapy, mindfulness (MBCT), somatic approaches (Somatic Experiencing), and exploring habitual character patterns (primarily via the Enneagram). His clinical specialties healing from traumatic loss, recovering from the effects of childhood trauma, relationship abuse, and other difficult life events. He also works extensively with issues around emotional regulation, communication, boundary setting, anxiety, depression, and substance misuse. He brings to his practice both compassion and a nonjudgmental curiosity to his counselling work.
Trevor offers online and in-person sessions.
Keara (she/her) is a registered social worker and therapist with over 10 years of experience. She works with couples, families, and individuals – with a special passion and interest for relationship work. Common concerns people come to her for include anxiety, depression, self-development, and family/relationship dynamics. She has received specialized training and supervision in the following areas to best serve your needs: Treating Depression and Anxiety, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Trauma Informed Therapy, Narrative Therapy, Feedback Informed Treatment, Gottman Method Couples Therapy and Family System Therapy. Working together with her will be about identifying existing strengths and building skills to apply to current challenges, while better understanding your own unique context and story. Breaking down the assumption that therapy is about fixing individual problems or flaws, she focuses on helping you understand how the systems you operate within impact you and giving you the tools to navigate them throughout your life. Outside of private practice, she is the co-founder and counsellor for Collectively Tangled, where she works with business leaders in the innovation sector. When she’s not in the office, you might find her enjoying the mountains, curled up with a good book, or possibly catching some live music – but always seeking out new experiences, people, and places.
I am a registered clinical counsellor with a Master of Counselling degree and over 20 years of experience in the helping profession. I am passionate about supporting clients to heal the relationship they have with themselves and others. I use evidence-based therapy techniques to help you build awareness, reduce emotional suffering, and engage in more effective behaviour patterns. I have training in ACT, Trauma-Focused ACT, Gottman Method Couples Therapy Level 1, EFT and IFS. My approach is attachment-based, trauma-informed, client-centred, and anti-oppressive. I also draw extensively on the wisdom of mindfulness, self-compassion, and the mind/body connection. I am LGBTQ2S+ friendly and welcome all genders and cultures to my practice. If you are hurting from heartbreak, feeling stuck in your relationship or simply want to calm anxious thoughts and live with more ease and joy, I want to help.
Caroline offers online and in-person sessions
Caroline sees individuals and couples