In just one session, my clients became happy and relieved again for his work related stress and anxiety, difficult life decisions or recovered from the grief and loss that has been bothering her for 6+ months. Yes, I am the counsellor who you just need to talk to for a professional advice. Others come to me for short-term service to gain knowledge and skills to deal with relationship, parenting, marriage or emotional regulation issues. They found the practical skills they gain to be life changing. For others, they see me for long term and regular support for self-growth and development. They became a better version of themselves.
As a Therapist who is also a parent I deeply appreciate the journey toward health for young people struggling with their mental health and the need for caregivers around them to support the process. I honor the time with parents and enjoy this part of the process. Working with clients with trauma and other mental health challenges has taught me the value of going at the pace of the client alongside, co-creating a new experience of themselves. Another part of my work that I truly enjoy is the supervision aspect with either new clinicians, or experiences clinicians desiring support, recovery from burnout or rediscovering joy.
Do you struggle with anxiety or low mood, have difficulty creating new habits, experience high stress or pressure, or have problems in relationships? My approach to individual therapy combines CBT with concepts including mindfulness, attachment, meaning-making/purpose, and often an exploration of values and beliefs to address mood and create a more fulfilling life. I work with individuals (8+), couples, and families. Read more on my website where I go into detail. You want to thrive. I can help.
I believe that we all have the intrinsic capacity to move towards healing and growth. My interest is in understanding how to transform personal and systemic suffering, and my aim is to practice therapy relationally from an anti-racist, anti-oppressive framework. In therapy I hope to create space for you to connect with your truth, more deeply understand your experiences, and access a sense of resource. Whether you are feeling stuck, seeking self-understanding, or struggling with personal, relational, or systemic challenges, I want to support your journey.
Human beings, on the whole, are extraordinarily complex. I believe that we each carry within us depths that we do not necessarily draw on in our day-to-day movements, be it by choice, or by a certain unawareness – when what is needed to access our full capacities has not yet been discovered. When feeling stuck, it can be important to be reminded of our resilience and our capacity to change, to flow in the midst of flux.
Feeling lost, emotionally exhausted, sad, always on edge, or traumatized? Now is the time to reach out. If you are seeking to be relieved of tension or pain, feel happier, feel less stressed, and be able to move forward, the start of your journey is making a simple phone call or sending me a message. I will be honoured to hold your story carefully and respectfully, and collaborate with you until things improve or your suffering goes away altogether, depending on your goals. I am a queer-friendly therapist and provide a safe, non-judgmental space for clients to be themselves.
I have been a mental health counsellor/therapist for over 25 years. In my experience, two very important factors in therapy are trust and safety. I believe trust is earned by the therapist and safety is experienced by the client as therapy progresses. What I have learned from my clients is that even when they experienced hopelessness at first, change was possible, and when there was change, no matter how small, they felt hopeful. My aim is to support clients and help them identify and achieve their short and long term goals, at school, at work, in their family and private lives.
Do you feel like you are repeating the same behaviours over and over? Stuck in the same cycle: sad, anxious, overwhelmed and unable to enjoy life? Do you feel caught in unhealthy ways of managing, feeling hopeless to create change? You are not alone. Whether you are embarking on a journey of personal growth, or seeking solutions to current challenges, counselling can help you explore what may be keeping you stuck. I strive to help clients find their strengths and develop a healthy way to navigate through life's challenges.
Is fear calling the shots in your life? Deep down you know you want something more or something different, but it's hard overcoming feelings of doubt, guilt, or shame. Maybe it's the fear of rejection which prevents you from dating or putting yourself out there. You try avoiding all situations where facing rejection is possible in an attempt to avoid feeling that pain, but its replacement is an equally unpleasant feeling of loneliness. Now, avoiding fear is hurting you just as bad as the initial fear itself. My passion is working with individuals who want change, and are eager to start their personal development journey.
I am a Registered Clinical Counsellor with a Masters in Counselling Psychology. I believe in the importance of having a place and relationships where a person can feel heard, cared for and respected. My approach is eclectic, in that, I draw from a range of evidence-based approaches and adapt my approach in response to what brings an individual into counselling. I have experience using techniques such as CBT, dialectical behavioural therapy (DBT), and EMDR (eye movement desensitization and reprocessing).I am a trauma informed therapist who approaches sessions from an Adlerian and Narrative lens (see website for a brief description).
When relationships become complicated or unsafe, it can be hard to figure out what is going on or what to do. Women who experience difficult relationships are faced with an overwhelming range of emotions, challenges, and obstacles. My goal is to create a safe environment for women who are experiencing relationship issues, including abuse, to process their experiences and reconnect with who and how they want to be in the world. People I work with say I am warm, grounded, supportive, non-judgemental, resourceful, creative, and hopeful. My primary areas of interest are difficult relationships, abuse, religious trauma, grief, loss.
Welcome! It takes a lot of courage to own your story and reach out, so be proud of yourself on making your first step. My approach in counselling is warm, genuine, and strengths-based. It is my goal to work alongside you to create a meaningful connection and equip you with coping techniques and skills to foster resilience and fulfillment. By listening to your stories, I can help you process your emotions and navigate life's many uncertainties with more clarity and confidence. I welcome clients of all backgrounds, and work with many people who come from underrepresented communities.
Life is a journey in which we all encounter unexpected twists and turns, detours and obstacles... The journey can also be full of possibility, discovery and joy. Counselling can provide support and strategies to help you navigate the challenges with greater ease, and enhance the positive experiences with a sense of meaning and purpose. My goal in counselling is to foster an environment in which you may achieve greater understanding and compassion for yourself, find ways to ease distress, and create more clarity, peace and stability in your life.
I'm specialized in supporting adolescents, adults, couples, and families with various mental health and relational issues such as PTSD, anxiety, depression, trauma, borderline personality, family relationships, self-development, career-related issues, anger management, cross cultural and generational conflicts, marriage issues, parent/teen conflict, etc.
These are unique and challenging times. We are faced with very real stressors that can trigger lots of anxiety. What is happening right now can also activate past trauma. Financial concerns, health concerns, worrying about loved ones, having to adjust to living with each other...it can bring out the best and the worst of us. If you have already been struggling with disconnect, unresolved conflict and hurt, or unhealthy ways of coping, now is the time to reach out. I have a very compassionate yet practical approach and focus on providing you with tools that will enable you to make positive life and love changes
Children and families are often referred to me by other counsellors or health professionals because "the kid refuses to talk or cooperate" or "we tried everything and nothing works". Families often seek my specialties to explore their children's behaviours and challenges from the developmental lens. Neurodivergent children look forward to seeing me because they feel I am safe, and fun, and can easily connect with them in a special and meaningful way. I cannot work with autistic children receiving ABA treatment as it is contraindicative with my strong commitment to neurodiversity affirmative and disability ethical principles.
I believe that each person has the ability to improve their life; to become closer to who they want to be. No problem is too difficult to face with the right kind of support. Many people are suffering on their own or feeling stuck in patterns that keep them from having the life they want. Counselling can change this.
I am an art therapist and a registered clinical counsellor working primarily with older adults. I am passionate about the well-being of elders and their quality of lives. I have a special interest in how creativity contributes to achieving balance among the physical, cognitive, emotional, social, and spiritual aspects of older adults everyday lives.
Clover has experience working with adults, teens, and children. She works with clients who are struggling with anxiety, depression, stress, anger management, and relationship and all kinds of life changing difficulties.
In a relaxed environment and using a warm, collaborative approach, I help clients who seek relief from issues such as anxiety, generalized anxiety disorder, social phobia, depression, specific phobias, OCD, low self-esteem, grief and loss (including pet loss), and chronic conditions . Be encouraged that my counselling environment is a place where you will be heard, understood, encouraged, and accepted just as you are. Anxiety and life events can bring about major stresses. I offer you a safe place to offload and the support you need to take charge of your life again.
What type of mental health professional is right for me?
Some of the most common types of mental health providers in Burnaby are psychologists, licensed counselors, therapists, psychotherapists, and licensed clinical social workers, all of whom diagnose mental health conditions and provide individualized treatment.
Services offered, education and credentials vary by type of mental health professional. Each professional in Burnaby then may specialize in certain areas, such as depression, marriage counseling, or anxiety. Although many mental health providers are not licensed to prescribe medication, they may coordinate with a provider who can.
Both in-person and online therapy sessions are available from most psychologists.
How to find a specialist?
You can refine your search using the filters on this page. There are several categories you can filter by to find mental health professionals with the experience you are looking for. You may want to filter for CBT Psychologists in Burnaby, or Child Psychologists in Burnaby.
Many find it useful to use filters to view only psychologists that have experience working with certain issues, like Burnaby psychologists specializing in EMDR.
What method of therapy is right for me?
When it comes to treatment methods, there's no 'right way.’ Each method of therapy can be beneficial for a variety of issues. Psychologists in Burnaby specialize in therapeutic approaches such as CBT, EMDR, and Interpersonal Therapy (IPT), among others. Finding a psychologist or therapist who is a good fit for you is the most important step to discovering what type of therapy, or combination of therapeutic approaches, will meet your individual needs. Learn what to expect from different types of therapy and how they work.
How to use my insurance?
Many therapists accept health insurance. Check to see if your insurance is covered. Feel free to discuss this when you contact the therapist.