Male Therapists in Bowen Island, BC

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Miles Rubin Therapy and Coaching
Registered Social Worker, RSW/MSW
Verified Verified
Bowen Island, BC V0N
I value collaborative partnerships where I act as a guide, rather than an expert, and engage in conversations where I respectfully help clients identify what may be holding them back. I help individuals to more effectively identify and cope with challenging thoughts, feelings, memories and emotions while connecting with the values that make life more meaningful. I practice with an anti-oppressive framework and I acknowledge how identities such as race, gender, sexual identity and economic background impact the lived realities of clients.
I value collaborative partnerships where I act as a guide, rather than an expert, and engage in conversations where I respectfully help clients identify what may be holding them back. I help individuals to more effectively identify and cope with challenging thoughts, feelings, memories and emotions while connecting with the values that make life more meaningful. I practice with an anti-oppressive framework and I acknowledge how identities such as race, gender, sexual identity and economic background impact the lived realities of clients.
(587) 801-2573 View (587) 801-2573
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Compassionate Resolutions Counselling & Education
Counsellor, MTC, RTC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Bowen Island, BC V0N
I provide transpersonal counselling psychology sessions for individuals, couples, and groups locally and internationally, in-person or online. I guide people to discover compassionate resolutions to their current concerns by integrating contemplative practices from the world's wisdom traditions and leading-edge psychotherapeutic approaches. Having personally traveled the terrain of the 'dark night of the soul,' and also witnessed firsthand miraculous transformations of hundreds of people, I can attest to the capacity of the human soul to transform traumatic losses, transitions, or crises into a sense of greater peace, clarity, and empowerment, when met with presence, empathy, and unconditional acceptance.
I provide transpersonal counselling psychology sessions for individuals, couples, and groups locally and internationally, in-person or online. I guide people to discover compassionate resolutions to their current concerns by integrating contemplative practices from the world's wisdom traditions and leading-edge psychotherapeutic approaches. Having personally traveled the terrain of the 'dark night of the soul,' and also witnessed firsthand miraculous transformations of hundreds of people, I can attest to the capacity of the human soul to transform traumatic losses, transitions, or crises into a sense of greater peace, clarity, and empowerment, when met with presence, empathy, and unconditional acceptance.
(778) 761-4386 View (778) 761-4386
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Hard Road Counselling
Counsellor, MCP, RCC
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
Bowen Island, BC V0N  (Online Only)
Why is it that things have to hurt so much before we reach out for help? I help people struggling to feel better about themselves and less exhausted. I listen to people and try to understand what it's like to be them, how they're doing the best they can. When the only things left to do are mask, numb, and avoid the loneliness and pain, let's talk. Let's stop the pain. Let me help you learn another way to cope with life so you can be proud of and feel good about yourself again.
Why is it that things have to hurt so much before we reach out for help? I help people struggling to feel better about themselves and less exhausted. I listen to people and try to understand what it's like to be them, how they're doing the best they can. When the only things left to do are mask, numb, and avoid the loneliness and pain, let's talk. Let's stop the pain. Let me help you learn another way to cope with life so you can be proud of and feel good about yourself again.
(778) 860-7818 View (778) 860-7818
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Kevin Rose
Counsellor, BA, RTC
Verified Verified
6 Endorsed
Bowen Island, BC V0N  (Online Only)
Are you a couple or individual struggling with anxiety, depression, trauma or relationship difficulties? Caught in a negative cycle of worry or panic? We all seek love and to belong, and have experienced ruptures there. Understanding the story under your story will help you rediscover your vital inner resourcefulness. I will join with you to build much needed systems of support. Experiencing painful emotions can feel scary, but we'll do it together: it's my privilege to walk with you through this territory to help you rediscover the richness and creativity that lies within you. And have some fun in the process!
Are you a couple or individual struggling with anxiety, depression, trauma or relationship difficulties? Caught in a negative cycle of worry or panic? We all seek love and to belong, and have experienced ruptures there. Understanding the story under your story will help you rediscover your vital inner resourcefulness. I will join with you to build much needed systems of support. Experiencing painful emotions can feel scary, but we'll do it together: it's my privilege to walk with you through this territory to help you rediscover the richness and creativity that lies within you. And have some fun in the process!
(778) 771-1718 View (778) 771-1718

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Torin C Lucas
Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying), MBA, MA, RPQ
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Sechelt, BC V0N
I often see clients who struggle with issues such as relationship difficulties, addiction, anxiety, or depression, but I also attend to positive aspirational approaches including leadership development, performance improvement and wellbeing support. What ever the challenge, I assist clients to engage in therapeutic work that goes beyond symptom management, aiming for transformative change and a renewed sense of hope.
I often see clients who struggle with issues such as relationship difficulties, addiction, anxiety, or depression, but I also attend to positive aspirational approaches including leadership development, performance improvement and wellbeing support. What ever the challenge, I assist clients to engage in therapeutic work that goes beyond symptom management, aiming for transformative change and a renewed sense of hope.
(343) 453-5624 View (343) 453-5624
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Shane Trudell
Counsellor, MC, RCC
Verified Verified
Squamish, BC V0N
Change is always hard. Whether something or someone in our life needs to change — or it already has — or we've decided that something inside ourselves needs to shift, it's never easy. But living with the feeling that something isn't right is hard too — it can leave us with frustration and resentment in our relationships, dip us down into depression and exhaustion, or put us in a pattern of all-too-familiar anxiousness, submissiveness, and anger. If any of this sounds familiar, counselling can help.
Change is always hard. Whether something or someone in our life needs to change — or it already has — or we've decided that something inside ourselves needs to shift, it's never easy. But living with the feeling that something isn't right is hard too — it can leave us with frustration and resentment in our relationships, dip us down into depression and exhaustion, or put us in a pattern of all-too-familiar anxiousness, submissiveness, and anger. If any of this sounds familiar, counselling can help.
(778) 720-5574 View (778) 720-5574
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Gabriel Cohen
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, PhD, RCSW, LCSW-R
Verified Verified
Roberts Creek, BC V0N
Do you want to improve some area of life? Do critical inner voices or thoughts make you feel bad about yourself? Are you feeling unnecessary shame, fear, or guilt? Are you anxious or fearful in safe situations? Sex life not the way you want it? Are you healing from illness? Do you avoid doing ordinary things because they make you uncomfortable? Is internalized oppression draining the joy of life? Can your marriage use a tune-up? Do you just want to improve your performance at work or in the arts or sports? I also use standard techniques such as Somatic Experiencing, DBT, Narrative Therapy, Family Therapy and modern Hypnotherapy.
Do you want to improve some area of life? Do critical inner voices or thoughts make you feel bad about yourself? Are you feeling unnecessary shame, fear, or guilt? Are you anxious or fearful in safe situations? Sex life not the way you want it? Are you healing from illness? Do you avoid doing ordinary things because they make you uncomfortable? Is internalized oppression draining the joy of life? Can your marriage use a tune-up? Do you just want to improve your performance at work or in the arts or sports? I also use standard techniques such as Somatic Experiencing, DBT, Narrative Therapy, Family Therapy and modern Hypnotherapy.
(604) 861-7890 View (604) 861-7890
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Chris Urae
Counsellor, RTC, RMT, RYT
Verified Verified
Whistler, BC V0N
Waitlist for new clients
I am a Registered Therapeutic Counsellor based in Vancouver British Columbia and a member in good standing of the ACCT with over 25 years of healthcare experience as an RMT (Registered Massage Therapist) RTC (Registered Therapeutic Counsellor) and Registered Yoga Teacher.
I am a Registered Therapeutic Counsellor based in Vancouver British Columbia and a member in good standing of the ACCT with over 25 years of healthcare experience as an RMT (Registered Massage Therapist) RTC (Registered Therapeutic Counsellor) and Registered Yoga Teacher.
(587) 804-8189 View (587) 804-8189
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Geoffrey Kenneth Argue
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, RSW, BEd
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Gibsons, BC V0N
My name is Geoff and I received my Masters of Social Work degree from the University of British Columbia as well as my Bachelors of Education degree. Since 2009 I have been working in the mental health and addictions field as well as the public and private school systems. As both a fully licensed Social Worker and Teacher, I have spent the majority of my practice working with youth and Young adults and helping them overcome a variety of issues related to their mental health. I have significant experience working with individuals experiencing anxiety, depression, substance misuse, stress (school/career/interpersonal) and psychosis.
My name is Geoff and I received my Masters of Social Work degree from the University of British Columbia as well as my Bachelors of Education degree. Since 2009 I have been working in the mental health and addictions field as well as the public and private school systems. As both a fully licensed Social Worker and Teacher, I have spent the majority of my practice working with youth and Young adults and helping them overcome a variety of issues related to their mental health. I have significant experience working with individuals experiencing anxiety, depression, substance misuse, stress (school/career/interpersonal) and psychosis.
(450) 804-4314 View (450) 804-4314
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Jordan Levi-Matin
Counsellor, PhD, RCC, CCC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Whistler, BC V0N
Clients typically see me for issues ranging from depression, anxiety, trauma, and relationship problems, to loneliness, anger, and the increasingly common 'trifecta' of addictions: tech, porn, and recreational substances. I regularly work with people from multicultural backgrounds, and those confronting crises of worldview, identity and belief. This includes clients struggling with their own cultural and religious upbringing, or changes in ideology and self-image. I also have an interest in the management of chronic pain and illness.
Clients typically see me for issues ranging from depression, anxiety, trauma, and relationship problems, to loneliness, anger, and the increasingly common 'trifecta' of addictions: tech, porn, and recreational substances. I regularly work with people from multicultural backgrounds, and those confronting crises of worldview, identity and belief. This includes clients struggling with their own cultural and religious upbringing, or changes in ideology and self-image. I also have an interest in the management of chronic pain and illness.
(604) 227-1740 View (604) 227-1740
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Josef Sadowski
Counsellor, RPC
Verified Verified
Whistler, BC V0N
“Pain is inevitable; suffering is optional”. This wisdom reflects my approach to therapy. You can’t prevent storms from happening, you can hardly stop others from hurting you, and you may never get rid of your inner critic’s voice entirely. There's no way to erase the memories of past traumas. Yet, there surely is a way to lessen the burden, to ease the struggle, to change your relationship with others and - most importantly - with Self. Discover your way to cease the unnecessary suffering and reclaim balance and joy. How?
“Pain is inevitable; suffering is optional”. This wisdom reflects my approach to therapy. You can’t prevent storms from happening, you can hardly stop others from hurting you, and you may never get rid of your inner critic’s voice entirely. There's no way to erase the memories of past traumas. Yet, there surely is a way to lessen the burden, to ease the struggle, to change your relationship with others and - most importantly - with Self. Discover your way to cease the unnecessary suffering and reclaim balance and joy. How?
(855) 721-9514 View (855) 721-9514
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Mehran Seyed Emami
Counsellor, MA, RCC, CCC
Verified Verified
Whistler, BC V0N  (Online Only)
I am a BC Registered Clinical Counsellor (No. 18736) and Canadian Certified Counsellor (No. 10007447). I'm also a Certified Practitioner of Compassionate Inquiry (developed by Dr. Gabor Maté), and am a graduate of the Integral Counseling Psychology and Center for Psychedelic Therapies and Research programs at the California Institute of Integral Studies (CIIS).

 Through my private practice, Mind Body Integration, I offer psychedelic-assisted therapy, and psychedelic integration support. I invite a trauma-informed, holistic, and somatic approach, while looking through a biopsychosocial-spiritual lens.
I am a BC Registered Clinical Counsellor (No. 18736) and Canadian Certified Counsellor (No. 10007447). I'm also a Certified Practitioner of Compassionate Inquiry (developed by Dr. Gabor Maté), and am a graduate of the Integral Counseling Psychology and Center for Psychedelic Therapies and Research programs at the California Institute of Integral Studies (CIIS).

 Through my private practice, Mind Body Integration, I offer psychedelic-assisted therapy, and psychedelic integration support. I invite a trauma-informed, holistic, and somatic approach, while looking through a biopsychosocial-spiritual lens.
(604) 265-5904 View (604) 265-5904

Online Therapists

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Ronald (Ron) Francis Goodine
Counsellor, MEd, RPC
Verified Verified
Vancouver, BC V6G
Do you say or do things that you regret later? Does it take you a long time to recover from anger? Do you lose out on promotions at work to other co-workers? Do you struggle to read social cues? If you answered yes to any of these questions, then developing and improving emotional intelligence, EQ might be helpful. I am an Acceptance and Commitment Therapy practitioner teaching ACT training to improve the quality of my clients' lives. I am an educator, counsellor, coach, and creator of the EQ Learning Centre. The focus of my practice is to help my clients to build cognitive or EQ skills to improve the quality of their lives.
Do you say or do things that you regret later? Does it take you a long time to recover from anger? Do you lose out on promotions at work to other co-workers? Do you struggle to read social cues? If you answered yes to any of these questions, then developing and improving emotional intelligence, EQ might be helpful. I am an Acceptance and Commitment Therapy practitioner teaching ACT training to improve the quality of my clients' lives. I am an educator, counsellor, coach, and creator of the EQ Learning Centre. The focus of my practice is to help my clients to build cognitive or EQ skills to improve the quality of their lives.
(902) 906-9943 View (902) 906-9943
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Arnold K Tse
Counsellor, RCC
Verified Verified
Richmond, BC V6V
Grief is a natural response to loss, which may include a range of emotions such as sadness, anger, guilt, longing, and often involves adjusting to life without the presence of what or who has been loss. Grief is also a highly individual experience, with no set timeline or "right" way to grieve. However, if you are struggling to cope with your loss, I am here to guide you through your journey of grief, helping you navigate the complex emotions, coming to terms with loss and finding ways to integrate it into your life. Formerly working in funeral service and community outreach, I have spent over 10 years helping people in distress.
Grief is a natural response to loss, which may include a range of emotions such as sadness, anger, guilt, longing, and often involves adjusting to life without the presence of what or who has been loss. Grief is also a highly individual experience, with no set timeline or "right" way to grieve. However, if you are struggling to cope with your loss, I am here to guide you through your journey of grief, helping you navigate the complex emotions, coming to terms with loss and finding ways to integrate it into your life. Formerly working in funeral service and community outreach, I have spent over 10 years helping people in distress.
(778) 654-3053 View (778) 654-3053
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Michael Gelmon
Counsellor, MA, RCC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Vancouver, BC V6B  (Online Only)
You may be experiencing concerns related to trauma, family history, relationships, identity development, personal growth, spirituality and sexuality/sexual identity. If so, the process of finding support can be challenging, and it can difficult to know how to find a clinician with a style that best supports you and your concerns. I believe that the first step in the process is to provide a space to support understanding your unique experiences and perspectives.
You may be experiencing concerns related to trauma, family history, relationships, identity development, personal growth, spirituality and sexuality/sexual identity. If so, the process of finding support can be challenging, and it can difficult to know how to find a clinician with a style that best supports you and your concerns. I believe that the first step in the process is to provide a space to support understanding your unique experiences and perspectives.
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Mario Spiler
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW, CHT, MNLP, CISM
Verified Verified
Vancouver, BC V6B  (Online Only)
I am a Registered Social Worker with the BC College of Social Workers and I work with Individuals, Couples and Families. Interventions focus on acute and chronic symptomatic and characterological manifestations of anxiety, depression, trauma, relationship and family conflicts, emotional dysregulation, self or other destructive behaviors, trauma & PTSD, Borderline Personality Disorder and crises.
I am a Registered Social Worker with the BC College of Social Workers and I work with Individuals, Couples and Families. Interventions focus on acute and chronic symptomatic and characterological manifestations of anxiety, depression, trauma, relationship and family conflicts, emotional dysregulation, self or other destructive behaviors, trauma & PTSD, Borderline Personality Disorder and crises.
(587) 804-2699 View (587) 804-2699
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Chris Boyd
Counsellor, MA
Verified Verified
Coquitlam, BC V3K
Struggling to cope with anxiety, trauma, or chronic pain? Let's connect. As a therapist, my primary aim is to assist clients in bolstering their resilience. We achieve this goal through a collaborative and strength-based approach. With training in various effective modalities and techniques, I tailor counselling experiences to each client's specific situation and preferences. I work at Boyd & Associates in Coquitlam BC which has been serving the community since 1982 with 20+ psychologists and counsellors. www.chrisboydcounselling.com www.boydcounselling.com
Struggling to cope with anxiety, trauma, or chronic pain? Let's connect. As a therapist, my primary aim is to assist clients in bolstering their resilience. We achieve this goal through a collaborative and strength-based approach. With training in various effective modalities and techniques, I tailor counselling experiences to each client's specific situation and preferences. I work at Boyd & Associates in Coquitlam BC which has been serving the community since 1982 with 20+ psychologists and counsellors. www.chrisboydcounselling.com www.boydcounselling.com
(548) 708-6820 View (548) 708-6820
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Nathan Morneau
Counsellor, RPC-C
Verified Verified
Vancouver, BC V5N  (Online Only)
Hi, my name is Nathan and I am Registered Professional Counsellor with the Canadian Professional Counselling Association. With a background in cognitive behavior therapy (CBT) and a deep understanding of various therapeutic modalities, I bring a compassionate and culturally sensitive approach to each relationship I encounter.
Hi, my name is Nathan and I am Registered Professional Counsellor with the Canadian Professional Counselling Association. With a background in cognitive behavior therapy (CBT) and a deep understanding of various therapeutic modalities, I bring a compassionate and culturally sensitive approach to each relationship I encounter.
(506) 708-7997 View (506) 708-7997
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Hai Ha
Counsellor, MCP, RCC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Langley, BC V2Y
Do you feel stuck in which direction to take in life? As if you're lost in a forest. Confused about what to do or where to go to find relief. Maybe you've felt like something in your life has been off, and you want to seek clarity to gain insight into some of your life experiences. The unsettling question, which seems easier at times to tuck away for later, tugs at your heart and mind, "What's happening to me?" Wow, the fact that you are allowing space for these unsettling wonderments takes courage.
Do you feel stuck in which direction to take in life? As if you're lost in a forest. Confused about what to do or where to go to find relief. Maybe you've felt like something in your life has been off, and you want to seek clarity to gain insight into some of your life experiences. The unsettling question, which seems easier at times to tuck away for later, tugs at your heart and mind, "What's happening to me?" Wow, the fact that you are allowing space for these unsettling wonderments takes courage.
(778) 314-1228 View (778) 314-1228
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Dr. Alessandro Metta
Counsellor, PhD
Verified Verified
Burnaby, BC V5C
With years of experience in the field, I have dedicated my career to helping clients overcome emotional struggles and achieve their full potential. Creating a safe and authentic therapeutic connection is essential to achieving lasting healing and growth. I believe in providing a warm, welcoming, and non-judgmental environment where you feel seen and heard. I am committed to holding space for you to explore your thoughts and emotions without fear of judgment. My approach to therapy is experiential and integrative, grounded in neuroscience, with an emphasis on attachment and relational healing. Pls note I work with adult clients only.
With years of experience in the field, I have dedicated my career to helping clients overcome emotional struggles and achieve their full potential. Creating a safe and authentic therapeutic connection is essential to achieving lasting healing and growth. I believe in providing a warm, welcoming, and non-judgmental environment where you feel seen and heard. I am committed to holding space for you to explore your thoughts and emotions without fear of judgment. My approach to therapy is experiential and integrative, grounded in neuroscience, with an emphasis on attachment and relational healing. Pls note I work with adult clients only.
(579) 589-1109 View (579) 589-1109
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Aaron Chin
Counsellor, MA, RCC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Surrey, BC V4N
New clients are welcome. I hope to support you in finding resolution to your problems by guiding you to focus on yourself in a safe space to be heard. I adhere to the highest standards of ethical practice and prioritize client confidentiality. Your privacy and trust are of utmost importance, and all sessions are conducted in a safe and confidential setting. I believe that when a trusting relationship develops, it creates an environment for openness and growth; which are innate abilities that we all have potential for.
New clients are welcome. I hope to support you in finding resolution to your problems by guiding you to focus on yourself in a safe space to be heard. I adhere to the highest standards of ethical practice and prioritize client confidentiality. Your privacy and trust are of utmost importance, and all sessions are conducted in a safe and confidential setting. I believe that when a trusting relationship develops, it creates an environment for openness and growth; which are innate abilities that we all have potential for.
(604) 424-1219 View (604) 424-1219
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Dara @ Therapy Corner Counselling
Counsellor, MA
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Surrey, BC V3S
As a Registered Clinical Counsellor in Surrey BC, my aim is to provide a compassionate and open-minded approach, ensuring a safe and inclusive space for individuals and couples seeking support. In addition to years of counselling experience, I have almost a decade of experience working with Youth populations. I am excited for the opportunity to work with you, either in English, or Punjabi.
As a Registered Clinical Counsellor in Surrey BC, my aim is to provide a compassionate and open-minded approach, ensuring a safe and inclusive space for individuals and couples seeking support. In addition to years of counselling experience, I have almost a decade of experience working with Youth populations. I am excited for the opportunity to work with you, either in English, or Punjabi.
(506) 909-5201 View (506) 909-5201
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Kelvin Chung
Counsellor, MCP, RCC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Vancouver, BC V5R
I help couples get closer using Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT). It's a way to make bonds stronger. Imagine a story of a badger and a turtle. The badger loves excitement, while the turtle prefers things to be steady. They usually get along well. But when tough times hit, their differences stand out. The badger feels lonely and gets angry, while the turtle feels unheard and wants to hide. This makes them drift apart even more. Want to make things better? Book an appointment at kelvinchung.ca, and let's work on this together.
I help couples get closer using Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT). It's a way to make bonds stronger. Imagine a story of a badger and a turtle. The badger loves excitement, while the turtle prefers things to be steady. They usually get along well. But when tough times hit, their differences stand out. The badger feels lonely and gets angry, while the turtle feels unheard and wants to hide. This makes them drift apart even more. Want to make things better? Book an appointment at kelvinchung.ca, and let's work on this together.
(226) 894-2891 View (226) 894-2891
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Cory Stewart
Counsellor, MA, RCC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Surrey, BC V3T
To understand and identify the complex patterns involved in our thoughts and behaviours, limiting ourselves to the labels of perceived symptoms (i.e. diagnoses) blinds ourselves to the true human experience. Through a high degree of curiosity, of intrigue, and of empathy we are able to subvert these expectations together and identify what may otherwise be missed lying just under the surface, the hidden and uncomfortable truths that are causing us distress.
To understand and identify the complex patterns involved in our thoughts and behaviours, limiting ourselves to the labels of perceived symptoms (i.e. diagnoses) blinds ourselves to the true human experience. Through a high degree of curiosity, of intrigue, and of empathy we are able to subvert these expectations together and identify what may otherwise be missed lying just under the surface, the hidden and uncomfortable truths that are causing us distress.
(647) 490-1919 View (647) 490-1919
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Xavier Williams
Counsellor, BA, MCP, CCC
Verified Verified
Vancouver, BC V6Z
I take an existential-phenomenological view when working with clients-which means that I seek to be open to whatever issues you bring to our sessions, without judgement or applying my interpretation. Together we enter into a conversation that examines your experiences, emotions, and thoughts, from which you can make decisions that enable you to respond and react to life and its challenges. Issues are treated according to your experiences of them using a variety of techniques. How we go about things is always personalized and always within your control. Consider me a guide, rather than a guru.
I take an existential-phenomenological view when working with clients-which means that I seek to be open to whatever issues you bring to our sessions, without judgement or applying my interpretation. Together we enter into a conversation that examines your experiences, emotions, and thoughts, from which you can make decisions that enable you to respond and react to life and its challenges. Issues are treated according to your experiences of them using a variety of techniques. How we go about things is always personalized and always within your control. Consider me a guide, rather than a guru.
(604) 243-1486 View (604) 243-1486

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As a man, why might I want to see a male therapist?

There are many reasons a man might wish to work with a male therapist, including a degree of shared identity, which may help client and therapist connect to each other and allow for a more free-flowing discussion of issues that can be deeply personal. Some men may feel more comfortable talking to a male therapist about relationship concerns, the pressures they feel around the roles society and family place on men, career or job challenges, self-esteem, or anger problems. For some men who have not had a male role models in their lives, a good male therapist may be especially helpful.

How can I find out about a therapist’s experience treating men?

Individuals looking for treatment should feel comfortable directly asking a therapist about their history treating men overall and the issues that arise in therapy with men. A good therapist will be happy to discuss such matters as well as their educational background, approach to treatment, and how they think they can aid a prospective client. Prospective clients should also ask what the expectation is for treatment, and what the fee structure is, and whether and which insurance plans are accepted.

Can clients benefit from having a therapist of the same gender?

Therapy is not gender-specific, but some men as well as women feel more comfortable opening up about their experiences and history with a male therapist. An individual may feel that they have to explain less background information and be on the same page more quickly, particularly when discussing gender-specific challenges, in the case of male clients. Some women have prior negative experiences with women that predispose them to prefer working with a male in therapy. That said, a good clinician can transcend most if not all gender concerns. Ultimately, the most important factor in therapy is the connection and trust the client is able to build with the practitioner.

Would a male therapist have specific training in treating men?

Generally, no. There are no certifications for treating men specifically, but there are continuing education classes that therapists may take that focus on treating men as a group. There are many therapists who focus on men and male issues in their treatment and therefore have experience and expertise in this domain.