Transgender Therapists in Delta, BC

Photo of Amar (Alex) Sangha, MSc, MSW, RCSW, RCC, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Amar (Alex) Sangha
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSc, MSW, RCSW, RCC
Verified Verified
Delta, BC V4C
I use a holistic approach to counseling that incorporates the many components of a person's life such as the emotional, physical, social, cultural, spiritual, and occupational. I work with young adults, adults, seniors, and elders. I use Bio-Psycho-Social-Spiritual Model, Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT), Stages of Change, Supportive Counselling, and Systems Theory. Areas of Practice include Anxiety, Depression, Bipolar, Addictions, Life Transitions, Job Loss, Work Related Issues, Return to Work, Communication, Relationship Differences, Stress Management, Personal Growth, and Sexuality and Coming Out Issues.
I use a holistic approach to counseling that incorporates the many components of a person's life such as the emotional, physical, social, cultural, spiritual, and occupational. I work with young adults, adults, seniors, and elders. I use Bio-Psycho-Social-Spiritual Model, Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT), Stages of Change, Supportive Counselling, and Systems Theory. Areas of Practice include Anxiety, Depression, Bipolar, Addictions, Life Transitions, Job Loss, Work Related Issues, Return to Work, Communication, Relationship Differences, Stress Management, Personal Growth, and Sexuality and Coming Out Issues.
(604) 229-2889 View (604) 229-2889
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Dr. Catalina Zilveti Ostria
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Delta, BC V4K
I have deep respect and care for my clients and it is my hope that in this safe and warm environment you can achieve your goals towards greater mental health and well-being.
I have deep respect and care for my clients and it is my hope that in this safe and warm environment you can achieve your goals towards greater mental health and well-being.
(709) 703-8578 View (709) 703-8578
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Namaste Counselling
Counsellor, MEd, RCC, BCACC, BEd
Verified Verified
Delta, BC V4E
Feeling anxious, depressed or stressed? Life is incredibly painful at times, and we often feel alone in our suffering. You don't have to go through this on your own. Reach out! Take the first step, help awaits! I have a gentle yet directive approach utilizing psychotherapy in a variety of modalities of which includes trauma informed practices, cognitive behavioural therapies, mindfulness, visualizations, dialectical behaviour therapies, strength & solution based interventions. My objectives foster self-reflection, healing, self discovery, growth & transformation to inner peace in a safe and comforting space.
Feeling anxious, depressed or stressed? Life is incredibly painful at times, and we often feel alone in our suffering. You don't have to go through this on your own. Reach out! Take the first step, help awaits! I have a gentle yet directive approach utilizing psychotherapy in a variety of modalities of which includes trauma informed practices, cognitive behavioural therapies, mindfulness, visualizations, dialectical behaviour therapies, strength & solution based interventions. My objectives foster self-reflection, healing, self discovery, growth & transformation to inner peace in a safe and comforting space.
(778) 860-5574 View (778) 860-5574
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Susan Furtado
Counsellor, MCP, RHN, RCC
Verified Verified
Delta, BC V4L
Susan employs a unique and exclusive approach using a blend of psychotherapy and nutrition support  known as Psycho-Nutra-Therapy (PNT). Susan believes that there is a direct relationship between mood disorders and poor or inadequate nutrition. Susan's takes a holistic approach in her client investigation, not only seeking a thorough understanding of her clients emotional needs but also her clients mineral, vitamin and general nutritional deficiencies. Careful attention is given to physiological and psychological symptoms, as well as to nutritional deficiencies that may be affecting and inhibiting her clients' sense of well-being.
Susan employs a unique and exclusive approach using a blend of psychotherapy and nutrition support  known as Psycho-Nutra-Therapy (PNT). Susan believes that there is a direct relationship between mood disorders and poor or inadequate nutrition. Susan's takes a holistic approach in her client investigation, not only seeking a thorough understanding of her clients emotional needs but also her clients mineral, vitamin and general nutritional deficiencies. Careful attention is given to physiological and psychological symptoms, as well as to nutritional deficiencies that may be affecting and inhibiting her clients' sense of well-being.
(855) 267-1192 View (855) 267-1192
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Chantelle Phillips
Counsellor, BSc, MCP, RCC
Verified Verified
Delta, BC V4K
I enjoy working with a wide array of presenting concerns, however a majority of my experience has been in regards to emotional regulation, suicidal ideation, and coping effectively. I believe that as a counsellor it is my responsibility to meet clients where they are at and adjust my way of working to reflect this. I strive to create a nonjudgemental space and treat every client with unconditional positive regard.
I enjoy working with a wide array of presenting concerns, however a majority of my experience has been in regards to emotional regulation, suicidal ideation, and coping effectively. I believe that as a counsellor it is my responsibility to meet clients where they are at and adjust my way of working to reflect this. I strive to create a nonjudgemental space and treat every client with unconditional positive regard.
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Amanjot Kaur Gill
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Delta, BC V4C
Student counselling, procrastination, anxiety, depression, ADHD, obsessive compulsive disorder treatment, mental health crisis advocacy and consultation, mood disorders, suicidal ideation, psychosis, grief and loss, sexual assault trauma, domestic abuse, intergenerational trauma, ICBC claims assessments, mental health assessments and recommendations, co-parent counselling, child therapy, couples counselling, hear the child reports.
Student counselling, procrastination, anxiety, depression, ADHD, obsessive compulsive disorder treatment, mental health crisis advocacy and consultation, mood disorders, suicidal ideation, psychosis, grief and loss, sexual assault trauma, domestic abuse, intergenerational trauma, ICBC claims assessments, mental health assessments and recommendations, co-parent counselling, child therapy, couples counselling, hear the child reports.
(587) 316-9747 View (587) 316-9747
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Carol A Ateah
Counsellor, MA, RCC
Verified Verified
Delta, BC V4L
Have you ever wondered: How much of my problem is me generated and how much is other people or circumstances? You know you are responsible for making changes in your life and yet things happen that make that change seemingly impossible. How can I change my private self and how I relate outwardly? Can I move from victim to survivor, from bully to challenger from rescuer to supporter even when the world and those around me don't cooperate? It's a question worth exploring. Spoiler Alert! It's very possible!
Have you ever wondered: How much of my problem is me generated and how much is other people or circumstances? You know you are responsible for making changes in your life and yet things happen that make that change seemingly impossible. How can I change my private self and how I relate outwardly? Can I move from victim to survivor, from bully to challenger from rescuer to supporter even when the world and those around me don't cooperate? It's a question worth exploring. Spoiler Alert! It's very possible!
(778) 760-9089 View (778) 760-9089
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Fiona Scott
Pre-Licensed Professional, MA
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Delta, BC V4K
I work with all ages and all issues, but I specialize in young adults and adolescents, LGBTQIA+, neurodivergence, chronic illness and disabilities. This can come with a lot of anxiety, depression, anger, intrusive thoughts, and feelings of despair. My clients want, firstly, a bit of relief from their symptoms, and longer-term, the hope that change is possible and a plan to achieve it.
I work with all ages and all issues, but I specialize in young adults and adolescents, LGBTQIA+, neurodivergence, chronic illness and disabilities. This can come with a lot of anxiety, depression, anger, intrusive thoughts, and feelings of despair. My clients want, firstly, a bit of relief from their symptoms, and longer-term, the hope that change is possible and a plan to achieve it.
(604) 283-7827 x740 View (604) 283-7827 x740
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Strength Counselling Services
Counsellor, MEd, RCC, CCC, RSW, RP
Verified Verified
Delta, BC V4K  (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.
(873) 363-1012 View (873) 363-1012
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Rick Johal
MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
Delta, BC V4C
Waitlist for new clients
Sometimes it’s hard to notice when things aren't going well. It might be subtle signs that pop up at the end of the day. You feel like the day is going well and you’re keeping busy. But as soon as you have a moment of silence, your mind starts to cycle through things that you just don't want to think about. Do you find it hard to sit still and be at peace in these moments? Do you distract yourself as much as possible just so you don’t listen to your own thoughts? Maybe you have a hard time completing any of your important tasks? These are all normal reactions. Signals that your body is giving you to pay attention to.
Sometimes it’s hard to notice when things aren't going well. It might be subtle signs that pop up at the end of the day. You feel like the day is going well and you’re keeping busy. But as soon as you have a moment of silence, your mind starts to cycle through things that you just don't want to think about. Do you find it hard to sit still and be at peace in these moments? Do you distract yourself as much as possible just so you don’t listen to your own thoughts? Maybe you have a hard time completing any of your important tasks? These are all normal reactions. Signals that your body is giving you to pay attention to.
(778) 785-1351 View (778) 785-1351
Photo of Charlene Kostecki, MA, RCC, STEP, Marriage & Family Therapist
Charlene Kostecki
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, RCC, STEP
Verified Verified
Delta, BC V4E
"Change is possible, and the right therapy will instill confidence, awaken insight, and nurture growth. Together we will help you discover and heal so that you can feel better and live the life and have the relationships you want." Are you dealing with Anxiety? Depression? Anger? Relationhsip Issues? Call me and discuss how I can help you find balance and happiness." 604 992-7220
"Change is possible, and the right therapy will instill confidence, awaken insight, and nurture growth. Together we will help you discover and heal so that you can feel better and live the life and have the relationships you want." Are you dealing with Anxiety? Depression? Anger? Relationhsip Issues? Call me and discuss how I can help you find balance and happiness." 604 992-7220
(604) 992-7220 View (604) 992-7220
Photo of Kristen Hamilton-Block, MA, RCC, Counsellor
Kristen Hamilton-Block
Counsellor, MA, RCC
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
Delta, BC V3M
Do you find yourself feeling stuck lately? Struggling to feel connected with yourself and those around you? Have you been feeling lonely, overwhelmed, anxious or depressed? Maybe you're noticing that your past is having a negative impact on your present. So many of us find ourselves making the same mistakes; repeating old patterns, again and again. This often leaves us feeling defeated, invalidated and powerless in our very own lives. I am passionate about helping clients identify and overcome the obstacles that keep them from reaching their full potential.
Do you find yourself feeling stuck lately? Struggling to feel connected with yourself and those around you? Have you been feeling lonely, overwhelmed, anxious or depressed? Maybe you're noticing that your past is having a negative impact on your present. So many of us find ourselves making the same mistakes; repeating old patterns, again and again. This often leaves us feeling defeated, invalidated and powerless in our very own lives. I am passionate about helping clients identify and overcome the obstacles that keep them from reaching their full potential.
(579) 501-5297 View (579) 501-5297
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Richmond Counselling & Wellness
Psychologist
Verified Verified
Delta, BC V4K
Richmond Counselling & Wellness has been caring for individuals, couples, families, children and adolescents since 2003. We are a group of Psychologists, Registered Clinical Counsellors, and Canadian Certified Counsellors who all have extensive training in helping with so many of the issues people face today. We have a warm, welcoming, private, sound-proofed and comfortable environment that serves as a safe and accepting escape away from the stresses of everyday life. BOOK ONLINE @ richmondcounselling.janeapp.com OR call 604-279-8992
Richmond Counselling & Wellness has been caring for individuals, couples, families, children and adolescents since 2003. We are a group of Psychologists, Registered Clinical Counsellors, and Canadian Certified Counsellors who all have extensive training in helping with so many of the issues people face today. We have a warm, welcoming, private, sound-proofed and comfortable environment that serves as a safe and accepting escape away from the stresses of everyday life. BOOK ONLINE @ richmondcounselling.janeapp.com OR call 604-279-8992
(705) 230-0891 View (705) 230-0891
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Gal Rozen
Counsellor, MC, RCC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Delta, BC V3M  (Online Only)
I work with clients who come from a variety of backgrounds and specialize in trauma recovery and neurodivergence, with a focus on deep level processing. My practice is neurobiologically informed and draws upon somatic techniques, parts work (such as IFS), as well as conventional talk therapy. It’s important for me to provide my clients with a safe space to explore their thoughts and feelings. The therapeutic relationship offers so much potential for deeper healing, especially when you have attachment wounds from your early relationships.
I work with clients who come from a variety of backgrounds and specialize in trauma recovery and neurodivergence, with a focus on deep level processing. My practice is neurobiologically informed and draws upon somatic techniques, parts work (such as IFS), as well as conventional talk therapy. It’s important for me to provide my clients with a safe space to explore their thoughts and feelings. The therapeutic relationship offers so much potential for deeper healing, especially when you have attachment wounds from your early relationships.
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Annu Gill Counselling
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW, RCC-ACS
Verified Verified
Delta, BC V3M
I am registered with both the British Columbia Association of Clinical Counsellors (RCC) and the British Columbia College of Social Workers (RSW). My work has included helping couples and individuals who have experienced trauma, depression, anxiety, interpersonal/family issues, difficulties due to change of life and grief and loss. We can work together to cultivate deeper understanding, experience growth and ultimately form stronger connections to yourself and others through transformative healing.
I am registered with both the British Columbia Association of Clinical Counsellors (RCC) and the British Columbia College of Social Workers (RSW). My work has included helping couples and individuals who have experienced trauma, depression, anxiety, interpersonal/family issues, difficulties due to change of life and grief and loss. We can work together to cultivate deeper understanding, experience growth and ultimately form stronger connections to yourself and others through transformative healing.
(604) 245-8614 View (604) 245-8614
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San Samra
Counsellor, MA, RCC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Delta, BC V4E
Do you struggle with your emotions? Do they lead you to engage in behaviours that you regret? Are you struggling with interpersonal conflicts, substance use, self harm, or mental health concerns? I can help you achieve your goals and to go from surviving to thriving. I am a Registered Clinical Counsellor with the British Columbia Association of Clinical Counsellors. With having worked in both private and public mental health settings, I've been able to work with people struggling with addiction, depression, intense emotions, life transitions, self-harm, stress/anxiety, suicidal ideation, trauma/PTSD, and many others.
Do you struggle with your emotions? Do they lead you to engage in behaviours that you regret? Are you struggling with interpersonal conflicts, substance use, self harm, or mental health concerns? I can help you achieve your goals and to go from surviving to thriving. I am a Registered Clinical Counsellor with the British Columbia Association of Clinical Counsellors. With having worked in both private and public mental health settings, I've been able to work with people struggling with addiction, depression, intense emotions, life transitions, self-harm, stress/anxiety, suicidal ideation, trauma/PTSD, and many others.
(604) 706-1378 View (604) 706-1378

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Tricia Antoniuk
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
Surrey, BC V3V
Waitlist for new clients
If you have Relationship Problems, if you want Counselling for Coming Out and Sexual Identity Questions as a Lesbian, Gay, or Transgender person, if you have experienced Childhood Abuse, Relationship Abuse or Trauma, or if you are looking for Counselling for Stress, Depression and Anxiety, I can help.
Imagine finding Hope & Passion in your Life... If you feel stuck or frustrated, in emotional pain or a struggling relationship, counselling can help. With respect and patience we will discover how you can meet your deep longings and be free to be your truest self. You deserve to feel good about you. I work with gay, lesbian, transgender, queer, and straight youth and adults. I want you to have the inner freedom to be who you were meant to be. I want you to feel better about yourself, your relationships, and your life.
If you have Relationship Problems, if you want Counselling for Coming Out and Sexual Identity Questions as a Lesbian, Gay, or Transgender person, if you have experienced Childhood Abuse, Relationship Abuse or Trauma, or if you are looking for Counselling for Stress, Depression and Anxiety, I can help.
Imagine finding Hope & Passion in your Life... If you feel stuck or frustrated, in emotional pain or a struggling relationship, counselling can help. With respect and patience we will discover how you can meet your deep longings and be free to be your truest self. You deserve to feel good about you. I work with gay, lesbian, transgender, queer, and straight youth and adults. I want you to have the inner freedom to be who you were meant to be. I want you to feel better about yourself, your relationships, and your life.
(778) 764-1555 View (778) 764-1555
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Lilet Duivenvoorden
Registered Psychotherapist, MA, RP, RPC, MPCC
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Richmond, BC V7C  (Online Only)
I think every person has issues from time to time in their life that may benefit from the support of a non-judgemental and non-biased opinion. I believe that I can help you work through your difficulties by helping you find solutions to those problems. It is my goal to offer you with the tools and techniques needed to attain your entire personal well-being. My approach is laid-back and simple that is often comfortable for clients. I offer individual counseling for anxiety, depression and relationship issues. Also for couple/marital relationship conflict. My life/work experience is what I can offer to my clients.
I think every person has issues from time to time in their life that may benefit from the support of a non-judgemental and non-biased opinion. I believe that I can help you work through your difficulties by helping you find solutions to those problems. It is my goal to offer you with the tools and techniques needed to attain your entire personal well-being. My approach is laid-back and simple that is often comfortable for clients. I offer individual counseling for anxiety, depression and relationship issues. Also for couple/marital relationship conflict. My life/work experience is what I can offer to my clients.
(855) 465-4593 View (855) 465-4593
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Rebecca Lee Farnell
Counsellor, MC, RCC
Verified Verified
Richmond, BC V7E
I love people, and I feel most alive when I am supporting others to reach their fullest potential. I have completed my Masters in Counselling Psychology at Adler University and hold the designation of a Registered Clinical Counsellor. I work from a Person-Centered perspective, honoring the inherent worth of each client. I believe that the client is the expert of their own experience and I desire to understand the way of being of each of my clients.
I love people, and I feel most alive when I am supporting others to reach their fullest potential. I have completed my Masters in Counselling Psychology at Adler University and hold the designation of a Registered Clinical Counsellor. I work from a Person-Centered perspective, honoring the inherent worth of each client. I believe that the client is the expert of their own experience and I desire to understand the way of being of each of my clients.
(778) 901-2086 View (778) 901-2086
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Viviana Ni, Inner Haven Counselling & Art Therapy
Counsellor, RCC, CCC, RCAT, BCATR, MA
Verified Verified
Richmond, BC V7C  (Online Only)
“Healing is a beautiful ray of light that you simply need to reach your hand toward.” I believe your personal understanding of your life experiences is of great value, and I am dedicated to collaborating closely with you to tailor a counselling strategy that suits your needs. Viviana deeply appreciates the opportunity to assist clients in fostering self-awareness, self-empathy, and the path to healing, as well as in implementing practical solutions to make everyday tasks more manageable.
“Healing is a beautiful ray of light that you simply need to reach your hand toward.” I believe your personal understanding of your life experiences is of great value, and I am dedicated to collaborating closely with you to tailor a counselling strategy that suits your needs. Viviana deeply appreciates the opportunity to assist clients in fostering self-awareness, self-empathy, and the path to healing, as well as in implementing practical solutions to make everyday tasks more manageable.
(249) 202-2178 View (249) 202-2178
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Lazzaro Pisu
DHP, CHI, NGH, MCH
Verified Verified
Richmond, BC V6X
Lazzaro Pisu is one of the most recommended Hypnotherapist and Psychotherapist in Canada. Over the past years to the present day Lazzaro have helped thousands of private patients, and based on the effective of his sessions he built a respectable practice and name, and his clients are not only from Canada but from around the world. Clients go to Lazzaro for issues related to Depression, Anxiety, Addictions, Trauma, Abuse, Loss of Purpose, Self Confidence, Motivation, Moodiness, Sexual Problems, Bereavement and Loss, Stroke Recovery and other personal issues. Call Lazzao to get fast results and to get better mentally and physically.
Lazzaro Pisu is one of the most recommended Hypnotherapist and Psychotherapist in Canada. Over the past years to the present day Lazzaro have helped thousands of private patients, and based on the effective of his sessions he built a respectable practice and name, and his clients are not only from Canada but from around the world. Clients go to Lazzaro for issues related to Depression, Anxiety, Addictions, Trauma, Abuse, Loss of Purpose, Self Confidence, Motivation, Moodiness, Sexual Problems, Bereavement and Loss, Stroke Recovery and other personal issues. Call Lazzao to get fast results and to get better mentally and physically.
(855) 680-3228 View (855) 680-3228
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Cindy Weisbart
Psychologist, PsyD, RPsych
Verified Verified
Richmond, BC V6Y  (Online Only)
Some people seek my help to deal with current life struggles, a significant loss, or a change or life transition. For some, past childhood and/or adult abuse have had long-lasting effects on who they are and how they feel in the world. Often, people are looking for help to manage better and flourish more in life. I offer individual adult therapy for these issues. As a professional with over 20 years of experience, I also offer consultation to other therapists; I welcome questions about this aspect of my practice.
Some people seek my help to deal with current life struggles, a significant loss, or a change or life transition. For some, past childhood and/or adult abuse have had long-lasting effects on who they are and how they feel in the world. Often, people are looking for help to manage better and flourish more in life. I offer individual adult therapy for these issues. As a professional with over 20 years of experience, I also offer consultation to other therapists; I welcome questions about this aspect of my practice.
(604) 305-3130 View (604) 305-3130
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April Jiangge Li
Counsellor, RCAT, RCC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Vancouver, BC V5X
Hi I am April and thanks for taking an interest in my practice. I worked as a family and youth counsellor at a Vancouver NPO for 7 years while practicing at a multidisciplinary clinic for over 10 years. I provide in-person service in East Vancouver and online service to people around the world in English/Mandarin/Cantonese. I am a registered art therapist and supervised students at a master program level for 2 school years. I am also trained in hypnotherapy and mindfulness based somatic therapy. My experiences as an immigrant growing up in diverse cultures help me to understand people's unique paths and identities.
Hi I am April and thanks for taking an interest in my practice. I worked as a family and youth counsellor at a Vancouver NPO for 7 years while practicing at a multidisciplinary clinic for over 10 years. I provide in-person service in East Vancouver and online service to people around the world in English/Mandarin/Cantonese. I am a registered art therapist and supervised students at a master program level for 2 school years. I am also trained in hypnotherapy and mindfulness based somatic therapy. My experiences as an immigrant growing up in diverse cultures help me to understand people's unique paths and identities.
(249) 503-8486 View (249) 503-8486
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Kirti Agarwal
Counsellor, RCC, MCP
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Surrey, BC V4P
When one individual tries to solve multiple problems at the same time, things can easily get overwhelming. My sessions focus on helping my clients narrow down their problems to manageable goals, help them detangle their thoughts and gain clarity on their situation. I help them manage overwhelming emotions, such as anxiety, guilt and shame, and gain a sense of direction when dealing with life transitions. My approach helps my clients focus on parts of their problem that are within their control, while making sure that these changes have a trickle effect on aspects they want to change, but have no control over.
When one individual tries to solve multiple problems at the same time, things can easily get overwhelming. My sessions focus on helping my clients narrow down their problems to manageable goals, help them detangle their thoughts and gain clarity on their situation. I help them manage overwhelming emotions, such as anxiety, guilt and shame, and gain a sense of direction when dealing with life transitions. My approach helps my clients focus on parts of their problem that are within their control, while making sure that these changes have a trickle effect on aspects they want to change, but have no control over.
(581) 221-5422 View (581) 221-5422
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Changeways Clinic
Psychologist
Verified Verified
Richmond, BC V6X
Changeways Clinic is a private practice of 18 psychologists all specializing in the provision of evidence-based cognitive behaviour therapy (CBT). We see a wide variety of clients, with an emphasis on mood and anxiety-related problems (including panic, PTSD, OCD, social anxiety, and phobias). Individual clinicians also provide services in the areas of parenting, chronic pain, personality disorder, life coaching, return to work, CBT for insomnia, and issues related to sexual orientation. We integrate the principles of acceptance-based and mindfulness-based approaches along with more traditional CBT -based methods.
Changeways Clinic is a private practice of 18 psychologists all specializing in the provision of evidence-based cognitive behaviour therapy (CBT). We see a wide variety of clients, with an emphasis on mood and anxiety-related problems (including panic, PTSD, OCD, social anxiety, and phobias). Individual clinicians also provide services in the areas of parenting, chronic pain, personality disorder, life coaching, return to work, CBT for insomnia, and issues related to sexual orientation. We integrate the principles of acceptance-based and mindfulness-based approaches along with more traditional CBT -based methods.
(855) 974-9965 View (855) 974-9965

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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.