Transgender Therapists in Coquitlam, BC

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Dr. Mahsa Yaghoubirad (Rad)
Registered Psychotherapist, PhD, RCC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Coquitlam, BC V3B  (Online Only)
Reaching out to a counsellor may not be easy, but would it be worth it if your future self appreciated it? I am a Ph.D. in Psychology and a Registered Clinical Counselor (RCC) with BCACC. I work with adults with ADHD, perfectionism, stress, anxiety, depression, PTSD, gender dysphoria, and low self-esteem through CBT, and other evidence-based approaches tailored to my client's unique needs and worldview. I also offer couple counselling using Cognitive Behavioral Couple Therapy (CBCT) and Gottman method to help couples improve their communication skills and understand themselves and each other better.
Reaching out to a counsellor may not be easy, but would it be worth it if your future self appreciated it? I am a Ph.D. in Psychology and a Registered Clinical Counselor (RCC) with BCACC. I work with adults with ADHD, perfectionism, stress, anxiety, depression, PTSD, gender dysphoria, and low self-esteem through CBT, and other evidence-based approaches tailored to my client's unique needs and worldview. I also offer couple counselling using Cognitive Behavioral Couple Therapy (CBCT) and Gottman method to help couples improve their communication skills and understand themselves and each other better.
(672) 202-0352 View (672) 202-0352
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Taylor Innes Queer Counselling and Consulting
Counsellor, BA, MC, RCC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Coquitlam, BC V3B  (Online Only)
As a queer transfeminine counsellor, my aim is to provide counselling services to individuals who feel more safe, better understood, or better served by having a queer counsellor. Sometimes queer clients need queer counsellors. It can be an uncomfortable experience to feel misunderstood by your counsellor, or to have to educate them on what your identity means. This includes clients with LGBTQIA2S+ experience, clients struggling with issues relating to gender and sexuality, and anyone else who may prefer a queer counsellor for their own reasons. Once we start, we can talk about any of your problems, be they queer or otherwise.
As a queer transfeminine counsellor, my aim is to provide counselling services to individuals who feel more safe, better understood, or better served by having a queer counsellor. Sometimes queer clients need queer counsellors. It can be an uncomfortable experience to feel misunderstood by your counsellor, or to have to educate them on what your identity means. This includes clients with LGBTQIA2S+ experience, clients struggling with issues relating to gender and sexuality, and anyone else who may prefer a queer counsellor for their own reasons. Once we start, we can talk about any of your problems, be they queer or otherwise.
(249) 559-0809 View (249) 559-0809
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Vie Psychology, Inc.
Psychologist, PhD, RPsych
Verified Verified
Coquitlam, BC V3B
Dr. Stephen Rochefort is a registered psychologist with a practice in forensic and clinical psychology. He offers professional psychological services based out of Coquitlam, British Columbia. Dr. Stephen provides assessment, treatment, and consultative services. He offers services to address a diverse range of concerns including anxiety, depression, phobias, grief, abuse, domestic violence, trauma, self-harm, suicidality, eating disorders, and personality disorders. In the forensic realm, Dr. Stephen offers risk assessment, psychological evaluation, and treatment services in the areas of criminal and civil forensics.
Dr. Stephen Rochefort is a registered psychologist with a practice in forensic and clinical psychology. He offers professional psychological services based out of Coquitlam, British Columbia. Dr. Stephen provides assessment, treatment, and consultative services. He offers services to address a diverse range of concerns including anxiety, depression, phobias, grief, abuse, domestic violence, trauma, self-harm, suicidality, eating disorders, and personality disorders. In the forensic realm, Dr. Stephen offers risk assessment, psychological evaluation, and treatment services in the areas of criminal and civil forensics.
(604) 554-0469 View (604) 554-0469
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Gisella La Madrid
Counsellor, MA, RCC, ACS
Verified Verified
Coquitlam, BC V3B
Are you a parent worried that your child might be struggling? Are you considering that your teen might need extra support? Are you a parent in the midst of family changes who needs extra tools to support your kids? We got you. Strong Ties – Child & Family Services is a specialized counselling clinic that focuses on helping children, adolescents and families. Some of the issues we focus on include behavioural issues, emotional dysregulation, anxiety, depression, ADHD, ASD, ODD, anger, trauma, relationship/school issues, and separation/divorce.
Are you a parent worried that your child might be struggling? Are you considering that your teen might need extra support? Are you a parent in the midst of family changes who needs extra tools to support your kids? We got you. Strong Ties – Child & Family Services is a specialized counselling clinic that focuses on helping children, adolescents and families. Some of the issues we focus on include behavioural issues, emotional dysregulation, anxiety, depression, ADHD, ASD, ODD, anger, trauma, relationship/school issues, and separation/divorce.
(604) 862-8763 View (604) 862-8763
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Cheri Ford
Counsellor, MA
Verified Verified
Coquitlam, BC V3K  (Online Only)
If you are struggling to work through some life challenges, social challenges or personal challenges, and need someone to listen, understand and support you, then I am here to help. I have a deep passion for assisting children, adolescents, teens, and their families. I have extensive experience working with diverse cultural groups, 2SLGBTQI+ individuals, and navigating complex family dynamics.
If you are struggling to work through some life challenges, social challenges or personal challenges, and need someone to listen, understand and support you, then I am here to help. I have a deep passion for assisting children, adolescents, teens, and their families. I have extensive experience working with diverse cultural groups, 2SLGBTQI+ individuals, and navigating complex family dynamics.
(438) 901-8083 View (438) 901-8083
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Husain Vahanvaty
Counsellor, MA, RCC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Coquitlam, BC V3B
Husain is a strength based and multicultural Registered Clinical Counselor (RCC) with experience working with adults, children & youth. Husain provides care for anxiety, panic attacks, mood disorders, depression, grief, trauma, stress-related disorders, brain injuries, relationship issues, substance misuse, PTSD, ADHD and/or bipolar disorders. Husain currently works at Vancouver Coastal Health (VCH) as a Mental Health Substance Use therapist and works with complex clinical health cases. Husain also provides specific counselling to victims of assault and/or injury. This includes ICBC or CVAP clients.
Husain is a strength based and multicultural Registered Clinical Counselor (RCC) with experience working with adults, children & youth. Husain provides care for anxiety, panic attacks, mood disorders, depression, grief, trauma, stress-related disorders, brain injuries, relationship issues, substance misuse, PTSD, ADHD and/or bipolar disorders. Husain currently works at Vancouver Coastal Health (VCH) as a Mental Health Substance Use therapist and works with complex clinical health cases. Husain also provides specific counselling to victims of assault and/or injury. This includes ICBC or CVAP clients.
(548) 490-2958 View (548) 490-2958
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Amanda Burns
Counsellor, MA, RN, RPN, RCC-ACS
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Coquitlam, BC V3J
Hello! I believe that how we care for ourselves, talk to ourselves, and accept in ourselves greatly impacts our self-esteem and resiliency. You may be experiencing difficulties associated with life events and transitions, or challenging emotions. Counselling can serve to help you reach your goals by providing a fresh and objective perspective and supporting you in your journey. I specialize in adult individual therapy for such issues as trauma, grief, anxiety, depression, emotion regulation and more. I also focus on counselling for health professionals and first responders as well as provide Neurofeedback.
Hello! I believe that how we care for ourselves, talk to ourselves, and accept in ourselves greatly impacts our self-esteem and resiliency. You may be experiencing difficulties associated with life events and transitions, or challenging emotions. Counselling can serve to help you reach your goals by providing a fresh and objective perspective and supporting you in your journey. I specialize in adult individual therapy for such issues as trauma, grief, anxiety, depression, emotion regulation and more. I also focus on counselling for health professionals and first responders as well as provide Neurofeedback.
(604) 359-6172 View (604) 359-6172
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Shima Derakhshanfar
Counsellor, MC, RCC
Verified Verified
Coquitlam, BC V3E
I am a certified clinical counsellor working with individuals, couples, children and families. My practice encourages a holistic approach where I help clients to heal by providing tools for awareness and recognizing their entire human and life experience in an integrative approach to healing the mind. The therapeutic modalities used in session will depend on the client’s needs. However, I have a specialized focus on complex trauma, PTSD, anxiety and depression, abuse, stress, emotional overwhelm and work/life balance. The work I do is a person centred approach, following the needs of the client to where they want to go.
I am a certified clinical counsellor working with individuals, couples, children and families. My practice encourages a holistic approach where I help clients to heal by providing tools for awareness and recognizing their entire human and life experience in an integrative approach to healing the mind. The therapeutic modalities used in session will depend on the client’s needs. However, I have a specialized focus on complex trauma, PTSD, anxiety and depression, abuse, stress, emotional overwhelm and work/life balance. The work I do is a person centred approach, following the needs of the client to where they want to go.
(226) 782-3152 View (226) 782-3152
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Lavene Noren
Counsellor, RPC
Verified Verified
Coquitlam, BC V3K
I offer a safe and confidential experience to help you work through your personal difficulties. I can help with substance or behavioral addictions such as sex/porn, internet, gambling, family relationships and struggles of grief and loss. Offering compassion and empathy using my expertise and experience. You will find that I am open-minded, non-judgmental and I believe that we all have the capacity to heal. Working primarily with a solution focused and cognitive way of healing, together we can create an action plan to promote progress in your healing. I look forward to working with you toward wellness and emotional freedom.
I offer a safe and confidential experience to help you work through your personal difficulties. I can help with substance or behavioral addictions such as sex/porn, internet, gambling, family relationships and struggles of grief and loss. Offering compassion and empathy using my expertise and experience. You will find that I am open-minded, non-judgmental and I believe that we all have the capacity to heal. Working primarily with a solution focused and cognitive way of healing, together we can create an action plan to promote progress in your healing. I look forward to working with you toward wellness and emotional freedom.
(343) 453-1866 View (343) 453-1866
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James A Alexander
Counsellor, CD, MA, RCC
Verified Verified
Coquitlam, BC V3K
Waitlist for new clients
What would it take to live the life you imagined? Have you truly found your authentic self? Visit me at Aster Wellness Centre and we will explore these questions to consider your current path. We often have our sights set high but lose track of what is truly important due to unexpected obstacles such as immense anxiety, anger, depression, fear, grief, and personal traumas. We don't ask for these things, but they are occasionally placed along our path, and can easily trip us up. The feeling that we are stuck or unable to realize our potential sets in.
What would it take to live the life you imagined? Have you truly found your authentic self? Visit me at Aster Wellness Centre and we will explore these questions to consider your current path. We often have our sights set high but lose track of what is truly important due to unexpected obstacles such as immense anxiety, anger, depression, fear, grief, and personal traumas. We don't ask for these things, but they are occasionally placed along our path, and can easily trip us up. The feeling that we are stuck or unable to realize our potential sets in.
(855) 256-0982 View (855) 256-0982
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Ina Stockhausen
Marriage & Family Therapist, MTC
Verified Verified
Coquitlam, BC V3B
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
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
(866) 362-6711 View (866) 362-6711
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Ina Stockhausen
Counsellor
Verified Verified
Coquitlam, BC V3B
I am passionate about working with women and addressing issues that are standing in the way of you experiencing life from a place of joy, self-love and empowerment. As women we tend to wear many hats such as daughter, mother, spouse, caregiver, career woman. Low self-esteem, co-dependency or inability to say no, feeling responsible, poor body image, fertility issues, sexual abuse or abuse, perfectionism or emotional eating...all these challenges can create stress and overwhelm which can lead to anxiety, depression and more. Pls check out my website www.goddessrevealed.ca for more information about my work.
I am passionate about working with women and addressing issues that are standing in the way of you experiencing life from a place of joy, self-love and empowerment. As women we tend to wear many hats such as daughter, mother, spouse, caregiver, career woman. Low self-esteem, co-dependency or inability to say no, feeling responsible, poor body image, fertility issues, sexual abuse or abuse, perfectionism or emotional eating...all these challenges can create stress and overwhelm which can lead to anxiety, depression and more. Pls check out my website www.goddessrevealed.ca for more information about my work.
(866) 851-9649 View (866) 851-9649
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Dr. Tanya Elez, Registered Psychologist
Psychologist, PhD, RPsych
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Coquitlam, BC V3K
I am a Registered Psychologist, Registered Marriage and Family Therapist and an Approved Supervisor of the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy. I work with individuals, couples and families who wish to address issues of past trauma, grief, loss, depression and anxiety, strengthen their relationship, increase intimacy and trust, or augment parenting skills. I practice from a systemic, strength based perspective and hold a holistic, hopeful view of human nature. In in order to promote well being and help you accomplish personal goals, I will collaborate with you, relying on your own incredible resiliency and capacity to heal.
I am a Registered Psychologist, Registered Marriage and Family Therapist and an Approved Supervisor of the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy. I work with individuals, couples and families who wish to address issues of past trauma, grief, loss, depression and anxiety, strengthen their relationship, increase intimacy and trust, or augment parenting skills. I practice from a systemic, strength based perspective and hold a holistic, hopeful view of human nature. In in order to promote well being and help you accomplish personal goals, I will collaborate with you, relying on your own incredible resiliency and capacity to heal.
(604) 805-4690 View (604) 805-4690
Kathleen Ting
Psychologist, PhD, RPsych
Verified Verified
Coquitlam, BC V3B
Welcome! I am a Registered Psychologist offering individual, couples and family therapy in Burnaby, Vancouver and Port Moody. I believe that therapy can be very helpful to individuals who may feel stuck and want to make changes toward improving their lives. Therapy can help people feel better, change patterns, learn new skills and develop more satisfying relationships. Whether in individual, couples or family therapy, I strive to create a relational space of deep respect, curiosity and collaboration where clients feel welcomed to explore and work on the issues that challenge them in their relationships and day-to-day lives.
Welcome! I am a Registered Psychologist offering individual, couples and family therapy in Burnaby, Vancouver and Port Moody. I believe that therapy can be very helpful to individuals who may feel stuck and want to make changes toward improving their lives. Therapy can help people feel better, change patterns, learn new skills and develop more satisfying relationships. Whether in individual, couples or family therapy, I strive to create a relational space of deep respect, curiosity and collaboration where clients feel welcomed to explore and work on the issues that challenge them in their relationships and day-to-day lives.
(866) 583-3115 View (866) 583-3115
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Shauna Cheney
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
Coquitlam, BC V3B  (Online Only)
If you want to change your life, therapy is a great way to start. I help people develop coping skills to manage complicated thoughts and emotions. With 22 years of experience, I provide a supportive setting to help you manage your emotions, make positive changes, and overcome difficulties. But, the first step is actually reaching out for help.. I provide therapy for clients who struggle anxiety, depression, life transitions, PTSD/trauma, borderline personality disorder (BPD), panic attacks, mood swings, and relationship problems. I also work with couples who are struggling with communication, stress, infidelity and intimacy issues
If you want to change your life, therapy is a great way to start. I help people develop coping skills to manage complicated thoughts and emotions. With 22 years of experience, I provide a supportive setting to help you manage your emotions, make positive changes, and overcome difficulties. But, the first step is actually reaching out for help.. I provide therapy for clients who struggle anxiety, depression, life transitions, PTSD/trauma, borderline personality disorder (BPD), panic attacks, mood swings, and relationship problems. I also work with couples who are struggling with communication, stress, infidelity and intimacy issues
(236) 302-0352 View (236) 302-0352
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Maggie Thompson
Counsellor, BScKin, MCP, RCC, CCC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Coquitlam, BC V3J
Hello and Welcome! I am so glad you are here. My approach to counselling is all about connection, understanding, and re-connecting with the body. I prioritize forming authentic connections with my clients, establishing a secure and affirming environment where you can freely express yourself and arrive just as you are. My aim is to deeply attune and understand your inner world, providing support and guidance along the way. My goal is to alleviate the sense of aloneness amidst overwhelming emotions and provide a safe therapeutic haven to nurture healing and fortify resilience within your nervous system.
Hello and Welcome! I am so glad you are here. My approach to counselling is all about connection, understanding, and re-connecting with the body. I prioritize forming authentic connections with my clients, establishing a secure and affirming environment where you can freely express yourself and arrive just as you are. My aim is to deeply attune and understand your inner world, providing support and guidance along the way. My goal is to alleviate the sense of aloneness amidst overwhelming emotions and provide a safe therapeutic haven to nurture healing and fortify resilience within your nervous system.
(431) 340-7420 View (431) 340-7420
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Strength Counselling Services
Counsellor, MEd, RCC, CCC, RSW, RP
Verified Verified
Coquitlam, BC V3C  (Online Only)
We are an online counselling agency so do not provide services in person. Strength Counselling Services has licensed, experienced therapists who use evidence-based practices, prioritize client needs, and maintain ethical standards. We offer culturally sensitive, affordable services in a supportive environment. We offer a comprehensive goals assessment, regularly assess progress, and collaborate with other professionals. We provide transparency in our fees and for thirteen years now have held a positive reputation of trust, and client success. Lastly, ensuring our clients' privacy and confidentiality are of utmost importance to us.
We are an online counselling agency so do not provide services in person. Strength Counselling Services has licensed, experienced therapists who use evidence-based practices, prioritize client needs, and maintain ethical standards. We offer culturally sensitive, affordable services in a supportive environment. We offer a comprehensive goals assessment, regularly assess progress, and collaborate with other professionals. We provide transparency in our fees and for thirteen years now have held a positive reputation of trust, and client success. Lastly, ensuring our clients' privacy and confidentiality are of utmost importance to us.
(778) 764-1132 View (778) 764-1132
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Kelsey Harris
Counsellor, MA, RCC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Coquitlam, BC V3B
Hello! My name is Kelsey Harris and I'm a Registered Clinical Counsellor with the BC Association of Clinical Counsellors. I have a Master of Arts in Counselling Psychology from Yorkville University. I specialize in working with clients with chronic pain, chronic illness including cancer, and traumatic brain injury/post-concussion, as well as pre/postpartum mental health. I believe that we can all have hope and answers for bettering our lives as we work through these life-changing issues.
Hello! My name is Kelsey Harris and I'm a Registered Clinical Counsellor with the BC Association of Clinical Counsellors. I have a Master of Arts in Counselling Psychology from Yorkville University. I specialize in working with clients with chronic pain, chronic illness including cancer, and traumatic brain injury/post-concussion, as well as pre/postpartum mental health. I believe that we can all have hope and answers for bettering our lives as we work through these life-changing issues.
(249) 496-3056 View (249) 496-3056
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Lara Rabb
Counsellor, MA, RCC, CCC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Coquitlam, BC V3B
Not accepting new clients
When you're struggling... it can be hard to know where to start. Maybe you're feeling overwhelmed. Perhaps you've been carrying what has happened to you alone. Friends and family - they just don't get it. You've been doing what you can to get by, but know you're not thriving in the way you'd like to be. Perhaps you've been though a painful or traumatic experience and know you're ready to start processing what has happened to you. Or maybe, you're in a challenging life transition. You don't have to be alone with hard things. Counselling can help.
When you're struggling... it can be hard to know where to start. Maybe you're feeling overwhelmed. Perhaps you've been carrying what has happened to you alone. Friends and family - they just don't get it. You've been doing what you can to get by, but know you're not thriving in the way you'd like to be. Perhaps you've been though a painful or traumatic experience and know you're ready to start processing what has happened to you. Or maybe, you're in a challenging life transition. You don't have to be alone with hard things. Counselling can help.
(581) 890-5255 View (581) 890-5255
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Clara Morgan
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, RSW, RCC
Verified Verified
Coquitlam, BC V3K
Feeling lost, exhausted, sad, always on edge, or traumatized? Feeling more emotional pain than joy in your relationship? 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 an LGBTQIA2S+ affirming therapist and provide a safe, non-judgmental space for clients to be themselves.
Feeling lost, exhausted, sad, always on edge, or traumatized? Feeling more emotional pain than joy in your relationship? 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 an LGBTQIA2S+ affirming therapist and provide a safe, non-judgmental space for clients to be themselves.
(604) 203-7667 View (604) 203-7667
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Tracy Whitmore
Registered Social Worker, RSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Coquitlam, BC V3B  (Online Only)
Are you tired of feeling trapped, stressed, or overwhelmed? Are you treating yourself in a way that goes against your own values? Have you been seeking solutions but feel stuck? Is a cloud of negativity holding you back from your true potential? Are you grappling with questions about your identity and purpose? If you or your child identify as LGBTQ+, do fear, shame, rejection, isolation, confusion, or overwhelm affect your life and relationships? The good news is that there is hope.
Are you tired of feeling trapped, stressed, or overwhelmed? Are you treating yourself in a way that goes against your own values? Have you been seeking solutions but feel stuck? Is a cloud of negativity holding you back from your true potential? Are you grappling with questions about your identity and purpose? If you or your child identify as LGBTQ+, do fear, shame, rejection, isolation, confusion, or overwhelm affect your life and relationships? The good news is that there is hope.
(819) 805-3187 View (819) 805-3187
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Jane Mai Ngo
Counsellor, RCC, CCLS, MCP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Coquitlam, BC V3B  (Online Only)
My name is Jane Mai Ngo (she/her) and I am a Registered Clinical Counsellor (RCC) and Certified Child Life Specialist (CCLS). I work with people seeking a stronger sense of purpose, increased self-esteem, self-acceptance, and clarity in their lives. I create a healing space for individuals to recover from the relentless effects of intergenerational and childhood trauma, anxiety, depression, and social conditioning that leaves people feeling disconnected from their authentic selves. I will act as a companion on your healing journey, using a strength-based, person-centered, attachment-focused, and culture and trauma-informed lens.
My name is Jane Mai Ngo (she/her) and I am a Registered Clinical Counsellor (RCC) and Certified Child Life Specialist (CCLS). I work with people seeking a stronger sense of purpose, increased self-esteem, self-acceptance, and clarity in their lives. I create a healing space for individuals to recover from the relentless effects of intergenerational and childhood trauma, anxiety, depression, and social conditioning that leaves people feeling disconnected from their authentic selves. I will act as a companion on your healing journey, using a strength-based, person-centered, attachment-focused, and culture and trauma-informed lens.
(343) 312-9976 View (343) 312-9976
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Adrienne Foster
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
Coquitlam, BC V3B
My name is Adrienne, and I'm a Vancouver-based Counsellor who offers individual and relationship therapy. The areas and communities I focus on include LGBTTQ+, BIPOC and other diverse communities. I have had tremendous privilege, opportunity, and experience working with individuals in the areas of low sexual desire, sexuality/self-esteem, sexual trauma, relational concerns/communication, depression, anxiety, grief/loss, and substance / behavioural concerns
My name is Adrienne, and I'm a Vancouver-based Counsellor who offers individual and relationship therapy. The areas and communities I focus on include LGBTTQ+, BIPOC and other diverse communities. I have had tremendous privilege, opportunity, and experience working with individuals in the areas of low sexual desire, sexuality/self-esteem, sexual trauma, relational concerns/communication, depression, anxiety, grief/loss, and substance / behavioural concerns
(226) 640-4954 View (226) 640-4954
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Annette Fick
Registered Therapeutic Counsellor, RTC, RSW
Verified Verified
7 Endorsed
Coquitlam, BC V3B
Are you overwhelmed by grief, anger, anxiety, or depression? Does your life feel out of control and stuck? I understand. I have walked that unhappy road myself and I know you can find joy, peace, and connection. If you long for meaningful relationships and a fulfilling life, you are in the right place. I am a calm and caring professional, who will collaborate with you to find your path forward, facilitate your healing, and transform your life.
Are you overwhelmed by grief, anger, anxiety, or depression? Does your life feel out of control and stuck? I understand. I have walked that unhappy road myself and I know you can find joy, peace, and connection. If you long for meaningful relationships and a fulfilling life, you are in the right place. I am a calm and caring professional, who will collaborate with you to find your path forward, facilitate your healing, and transform your life.
(819) 410-9389 View (819) 410-9389
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Ashleigh Eaton
Counsellor, MC, RCC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Coquitlam, BC V3J
I specialize in supporting survivors of trauma (gender-based, workplace, systems, healthcare, and/or sexual trauma) as well as queer, trans, and/or gender diverse folks. My previous work as an outreach professional and a crisis responder has made me passionate about supporting other helping professionals. I know the joy and heartbreak of this work. I invite you to share in this together because we cannot possibly hold all of it alone. I am currently available to complete Hormone Readiness Assessments alongside those who need it.
I specialize in supporting survivors of trauma (gender-based, workplace, systems, healthcare, and/or sexual trauma) as well as queer, trans, and/or gender diverse folks. My previous work as an outreach professional and a crisis responder has made me passionate about supporting other helping professionals. I know the joy and heartbreak of this work. I invite you to share in this together because we cannot possibly hold all of it alone. I am currently available to complete Hormone Readiness Assessments alongside those who need it.
(867) 768-0237 View (867) 768-0237

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Transgender Counsellors

As a gender-diverse individual, why might I want to see a therapist who is also gender diverse?

A trans or gender-diverse client may want to see a therapist who is also trans or gender diverse because the client may feel safer sharing their experiences and more confident that the therapist will understand, validate, and support them. But trans or gender-diverse clients can also benefit from therapy with cisgender therapists; this is a personal decision based on the connection between the client and the therapist, and if that connection is strong, therapy will be successful.

What if I cannot find a therapist who shares my gender identity?

Therapy can still be effective if a therapist does not share a client’s gender identity; a large body of research indicates that the most important factor in successful therapy is the therapeutic alliance. A therapist can also be interviewed for sensitivity and competence on gender identity and expression to ensure they possess appropriate knowledge and skills. Many therapists have excellent training and extensive experience working with gender-diverse clients, and that expertise can be invaluable despite a therapist not sharing the same firsthand experiences.

How can I recognise a good therapist for working with gender-diverse clients?

An experienced therapist should be able to help clients explore their gender identity and expression, alleviate discomfort related to their gender identity, treat mental health challenges and trauma, address existing relationships and communication with family members and loved ones, and determine the next steps pertaining to nonmedical or medical gender-affirming interventions. To recognise a good therapist, clients can ask about these topics and explore their comfort and connection with the clinician.

How might I inquire about a therapist’s experience working with transgender clients?

Clients should feel comfortable asking therapists directly about their experience working with transgender or gender-diverse clientele. For example, clients may ask about the therapist’s training and education with regard to gender identity, how many trans clients they’ve worked with in the past, and what sorts of matters were discussed. You may wish to inquire how a therapist specifically supports the needs of transgender clients or clients questioning their gender identity. A good clinician who is nonetheless not the right fit for you is often happy to make referrals to others based on the concerns you articulate in a preliminary conversation.