Transgender Therapists in Maple Ridge, BC

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Dawn Taylor
Counsellor, MCP, RCC, RCC-ACS
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Maple Ridge, BC V2X
Coming to counselling takes courage to look deep into ourselves. You are looking to make changes, and perhaps some of those changes are within yourself, and some are with your situation. Let's start with a conversation. It is likely that not many people know or understand why or how your coping mechanisms arose, and often these strategies get in our way. Before we realize it, we're back doing the same thing we've always done and swore we would stop doing a thousand times ago.
Coming to counselling takes courage to look deep into ourselves. You are looking to make changes, and perhaps some of those changes are within yourself, and some are with your situation. Let's start with a conversation. It is likely that not many people know or understand why or how your coping mechanisms arose, and often these strategies get in our way. Before we realize it, we're back doing the same thing we've always done and swore we would stop doing a thousand times ago.
(587) 812-8578 View (587) 812-8578
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Jasmine Alexander
Counsellor, MA, RPC, RCC, CCC, CCPCPR
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Maple Ridge, BC V2X
Are you going through something emotionally painful? Experiencing anxiety, panic, depression? Struggling from addiction? I will work efficiently and effectively with you to find the root of your struggles, and with my highly specialized training, I can help you find *permanent resolution* to the emotional upset you are experiencing. Whether you have been to counselling before, or have never been to counselling, my therapeutic approach can help restore happiness and clarity in your life, regardless of how complex or upsetting your situation may be.
Are you going through something emotionally painful? Experiencing anxiety, panic, depression? Struggling from addiction? I will work efficiently and effectively with you to find the root of your struggles, and with my highly specialized training, I can help you find *permanent resolution* to the emotional upset you are experiencing. Whether you have been to counselling before, or have never been to counselling, my therapeutic approach can help restore happiness and clarity in your life, regardless of how complex or upsetting your situation may be.
(604) 477-7447 View (604) 477-7447
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Farah Haq
Counsellor, MA, RCC
Verified Verified
Maple Ridge, BC V2X  (Online Only)
I feel it is a privilege to be a therapist. I love my work. I take a creative and collaborative approach in my practice; researching innovative techniques and information to help you make the changes you desire. Both my hours and my methods are flexible and are tailored to the needs of each individual.
I feel it is a privilege to be a therapist. I love my work. I take a creative and collaborative approach in my practice; researching innovative techniques and information to help you make the changes you desire. Both my hours and my methods are flexible and are tailored to the needs of each individual.
(613) 604-0833 View (613) 604-0833
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Happy Healthy Counselling
Registered Social Worker, RSW
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Maple Ridge, BC V4R
People want counselling as they want to make a change for the better. I can help you identify what the problem is that you want to change, work out how to make changes that reduce the problem and improve your life. As you make better, healthier, happier choices, you will feel better about yourself and your life. You may be struggling with a relationship, a loved one close to you, or you may be struggling with an addiction. You may be not be happy about your work life balance, or struggling with parts of your past that you are not at peace with. I will work with you to help you like who you are and what you are doing.
People want counselling as they want to make a change for the better. I can help you identify what the problem is that you want to change, work out how to make changes that reduce the problem and improve your life. As you make better, healthier, happier choices, you will feel better about yourself and your life. You may be struggling with a relationship, a loved one close to you, or you may be struggling with an addiction. You may be not be happy about your work life balance, or struggling with parts of your past that you are not at peace with. I will work with you to help you like who you are and what you are doing.
(604) 265-9286 View (604) 265-9286
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Maia Mazanishvili
Counsellor, BA, MSc, CCC
Verified Verified
Maple Ridge, BC V2X
Not accepting new clients
CCC. PhD Psychology student.Clinical Supervisor and educator with expertise in Mental Health Management, Trauma informed Strategic Leadership, Clinical Consultation & Therapy. 18 years in the field of Psychodiagnostcs, Psychotherapy, and Counseling, specializing in Complex Trauma, Personality Disorders, justce/correctons/forensics & military psychology, Substance Dependence, PTSD, Depression, Anxiety, Chronic illness, Suicidal ideation. Providing: Object Relaons therapy, CBT, DBT, ABA, Psychodynamic Psychotherapy, Attachment, Family Systems, Narrative Psychotherapy, MI, Theraplay and culturally sensitive biopsychosocial approach.
CCC. PhD Psychology student.Clinical Supervisor and educator with expertise in Mental Health Management, Trauma informed Strategic Leadership, Clinical Consultation & Therapy. 18 years in the field of Psychodiagnostcs, Psychotherapy, and Counseling, specializing in Complex Trauma, Personality Disorders, justce/correctons/forensics & military psychology, Substance Dependence, PTSD, Depression, Anxiety, Chronic illness, Suicidal ideation. Providing: Object Relaons therapy, CBT, DBT, ABA, Psychodynamic Psychotherapy, Attachment, Family Systems, Narrative Psychotherapy, MI, Theraplay and culturally sensitive biopsychosocial approach.
(587) 802-1812 View (587) 802-1812
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Shelleena Susan Hackett
Registered Social Worker, RSW, MSW, BSW, BA
Verified Verified
Maple Ridge, BC V2X
Not accepting new clients
Welcome! Are you looking for guidance in your journey? Sometimes speaking with someone can help us all achieve some direction, purpose, deeper understanding or simply some grounding. If you're searching for someone that can guide you to a deeper self-discovery, growth or confidence in going against the stereotypical story - you've found me. I am a polyamory/ethical non-monogamy affirming, sex-positive, anti-oppressive counsellor. I am available for individual counselling and safe for queer and trans communities, and my passion is relationship counselling.
Welcome! Are you looking for guidance in your journey? Sometimes speaking with someone can help us all achieve some direction, purpose, deeper understanding or simply some grounding. If you're searching for someone that can guide you to a deeper self-discovery, growth or confidence in going against the stereotypical story - you've found me. I am a polyamory/ethical non-monogamy affirming, sex-positive, anti-oppressive counsellor. I am available for individual counselling and safe for queer and trans communities, and my passion is relationship counselling.
(365) 659-4676 View (365) 659-4676
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H Elise Reeh
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Maple Ridge, BC V2W
I am a Registered Psychologist (since 1995) with training and experience in clinical (& forensic) psychology. I provide caring & compassionate therapy using the most effective therapies that are matched to your needs. Psychotherapy involves developing a therapeutic relationship in which you feel at ease, set goals, and choose methods to achieve these goals. People tend to overcome or manage issues after they develop understanding of what is amiss, develop motivation (if needed), learn healthy expression of emotion, and learn to examine and confront thoughts and emotions while practicing new behaviours.
I am a Registered Psychologist (since 1995) with training and experience in clinical (& forensic) psychology. I provide caring & compassionate therapy using the most effective therapies that are matched to your needs. Psychotherapy involves developing a therapeutic relationship in which you feel at ease, set goals, and choose methods to achieve these goals. People tend to overcome or manage issues after they develop understanding of what is amiss, develop motivation (if needed), learn healthy expression of emotion, and learn to examine and confront thoughts and emotions while practicing new behaviours.
(604) 556-4700 View (604) 556-4700
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Annette Fick
Registered Therapeutic Counsellor, RTC, RSW
Verified Verified
7 Endorsed
Maple Ridge, BC V2W
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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Soulful Solutions Counselling & Consultancy
Counsellor, BSc Hon, MA, RCC
Verified Verified
Maple Ridge, BC V2X
Sometimes life can feel hectic and overwhelming. Whether you're experiencing depression, anxiety, loneliness, addiction, divorce, injustice, stagnant decision-making, lack of coping, grief or loss, I am here to help. You seek harmony, you seek emotional equilibrium, and most of all you seek peace. I understand the intense difficulties of life you may be facing, and can help you shift from a place of suffering to a place of rational calm to help you manouvre through the storm you are feeling. In the words of Rumi, "Do not feel lonely, the entire universe is inside you," and I can help you find new opportunities to feel better.
Sometimes life can feel hectic and overwhelming. Whether you're experiencing depression, anxiety, loneliness, addiction, divorce, injustice, stagnant decision-making, lack of coping, grief or loss, I am here to help. You seek harmony, you seek emotional equilibrium, and most of all you seek peace. I understand the intense difficulties of life you may be facing, and can help you shift from a place of suffering to a place of rational calm to help you manouvre through the storm you are feeling. In the words of Rumi, "Do not feel lonely, the entire universe is inside you," and I can help you find new opportunities to feel better.
(604) 200-4102 View (604) 200-4102
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Marion Rom
Counsellor, MSW, RCC
Verified Verified
Maple Ridge, BC V2W
I believe that all youth have the right to express their "true selves" and will help convey this to their families. Whatever their gender or sexual orientation.I also have great compassion for youth who are struggling with their body image or their food. I am happy to help them find balance and a way to move forward in their time of difficulty. I have 20 years experience in this field and good success with weight and health restoration.
I believe that all youth have the right to express their "true selves" and will help convey this to their families. Whatever their gender or sexual orientation.I also have great compassion for youth who are struggling with their body image or their food. I am happy to help them find balance and a way to move forward in their time of difficulty. I have 20 years experience in this field and good success with weight and health restoration.
(431) 341-0777 View (431) 341-0777
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Heather Burke
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Maple Ridge, BC V2X
I am a Registered Psychologist in BC (1691) and I have twenty years experience. I have an office in Mission, BC. I provide compassionate and effective therapy for issues such as depression, anxiety, obsessive compulsive disorders, addictions, self harm, grief, abuse, health and fitness, aging, life transitions, caregiver stress, dementia, special needs (such as FASD, autism spectrum, etc.). Counselling primarily involves developing a trusting relationship, understanding/exploring what challenges you face, and together, figuring out which approach works best for you and your concerns in effecting positive change in your life.
I am a Registered Psychologist in BC (1691) and I have twenty years experience. I have an office in Mission, BC. I provide compassionate and effective therapy for issues such as depression, anxiety, obsessive compulsive disorders, addictions, self harm, grief, abuse, health and fitness, aging, life transitions, caregiver stress, dementia, special needs (such as FASD, autism spectrum, etc.). Counselling primarily involves developing a trusting relationship, understanding/exploring what challenges you face, and together, figuring out which approach works best for you and your concerns in effecting positive change in your life.
(778) 200-2394 View (778) 200-2394
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Trauma and Stress Counselling
PhD, RCC, MPCC
Verified Verified
Maple Ridge, BC V2W
Life's too short to be unhappy, unsure, or unfulfilled. If you are struggling with anxiety, stress, trauma or you need couples or family counselling, I can support you. You don't have to be alone in this journey.  We can look into the cause of your problems and process the issues that are standing in the way of you reaching your full potential. Let me help you learn useful coping strategies to better manage your stress, anxiety and trauma.
Life's too short to be unhappy, unsure, or unfulfilled. If you are struggling with anxiety, stress, trauma or you need couples or family counselling, I can support you. You don't have to be alone in this journey.  We can look into the cause of your problems and process the issues that are standing in the way of you reaching your full potential. Let me help you learn useful coping strategies to better manage your stress, anxiety and trauma.
(778) 718-8792 View (778) 718-8792
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Strength Counselling Services
Counsellor, MEd, RCC, CCC, RSW, RP
Verified Verified
Maple Ridge, BC V2W  (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.
(548) 490-1498 View (548) 490-1498
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Chris Barber
Counsellor, MA, RCC
Verified Verified
5 Endorsed
Maple Ridge, BC V2X
Living an examined life is not easy, and understanding oneself is life-long adventure. If you find yourself repeating unhelpful patterns and struggling to break that cycle then you've come to the right person. Some of those patterns may be a result of trauma or difficult relationships, or maybe you are looking for more out of your life and can't seem to find your way. Whether you're navigating personal relationships, learning to love yourself more fully, or struggling with social media, I can help.
Living an examined life is not easy, and understanding oneself is life-long adventure. If you find yourself repeating unhelpful patterns and struggling to break that cycle then you've come to the right person. Some of those patterns may be a result of trauma or difficult relationships, or maybe you are looking for more out of your life and can't seem to find your way. Whether you're navigating personal relationships, learning to love yourself more fully, or struggling with social media, I can help.
(226) 840-6674 View (226) 840-6674
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Shannon Lawrence. Play Therapist
Counsellor, RPC-C, Child, Grief, Couples, Therapy
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Maple Ridge, BC V2W
Are you at a crossroads, unsure which path to take? Let me help you develop the skills needed for personal growth for yourself and your child/ren. I can assist your child in managing unexpected life challenges and behaviors and or Parenting Support for you. Or are you facing a recent separation, divorce, or just feeling stressed out? Let us work together to bring some calmness to your world. I have over 30 years experience working with children and families and 5 years working with adults. You are never alone in your journey.
Are you at a crossroads, unsure which path to take? Let me help you develop the skills needed for personal growth for yourself and your child/ren. I can assist your child in managing unexpected life challenges and behaviors and or Parenting Support for you. Or are you facing a recent separation, divorce, or just feeling stressed out? Let us work together to bring some calmness to your world. I have over 30 years experience working with children and families and 5 years working with adults. You are never alone in your journey.
(778) 766-4548 View (778) 766-4548

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Tricia Antoniuk
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
Langley, BC V1M
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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Taylor Innes Queer Counselling and Consulting
Counsellor, BA, MC, RCC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Port 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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Ritu Khajuria
Counsellor, BEd, MC, RCC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Langley, BC V3A
I have experience working with children, youth and adults who face challenges in mental health, suicidal ideation, anxiety, depression and anger management. I am an LGBTQIA+ supporter and have worked closely with children and their families.
I have experience working with children, youth and adults who face challenges in mental health, suicidal ideation, anxiety, depression and anger management. I am an LGBTQIA+ supporter and have worked closely with children and their families.
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Jocelyn Carlson
Counsellor, MEd, , RCC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Port Coquitlam, BC V3B
Whether you are struggling with a mental health issue or simply want to achieve a more fulfilling life Jocelyn is here to help. She is compassionate, non-judgemental and experienced. She creates a comfortable space to support you to build inner strategies and become more attuned to your strengths within. If you or your child are struggling with anxiety, low mood or depression, going through a life transition or just feel generally dissatisfied in your life she can help. You will develop and achieve your personal goals and create a life that leaves you feeling excited and inspired.
Whether you are struggling with a mental health issue or simply want to achieve a more fulfilling life Jocelyn is here to help. She is compassionate, non-judgemental and experienced. She creates a comfortable space to support you to build inner strategies and become more attuned to your strengths within. If you or your child are struggling with anxiety, low mood or depression, going through a life transition or just feel generally dissatisfied in your life she can help. You will develop and achieve your personal goals and create a life that leaves you feeling excited and inspired.
(778) 401-9584 View (778) 401-9584
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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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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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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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Lavender Counselling
Counsellor, RCC, CCC
Verified Verified
Langley, BC V2Y
Lavender Counselling provides counselling support for children, teens, adults and the elderly. We provide couples counselling, and work with other pairs: parent/teen or parent/adult child relationships, siblings, and business-related conflicts including crisis supports such as grief counselling for non-work related loss.
Lavender Counselling provides counselling support for children, teens, adults and the elderly. We provide couples counselling, and work with other pairs: parent/teen or parent/adult child relationships, siblings, and business-related conflicts including crisis supports such as grief counselling for non-work related loss.
(431) 430-4570 View (431) 430-4570
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Darren Williamson
Pre-Licensed Professional
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Langley, BC V2Y
Who am I? Why don’t I feel anything? Why do I just “numb out” with TV, with drinking, or with endless scrolling? Why do I have no energy? What was I put on this earth to do? These questions and more have become all too common in our society. “Purpose” and “authenticity” have become popular buzzwords, but what do they mean? Most of us hide behind versions of ourselves that we have been taught to show to others, while pushing our true selves into the background. Sometimes, we lose sight of who we even are.
Who am I? Why don’t I feel anything? Why do I just “numb out” with TV, with drinking, or with endless scrolling? Why do I have no energy? What was I put on this earth to do? These questions and more have become all too common in our society. “Purpose” and “authenticity” have become popular buzzwords, but what do they mean? Most of us hide behind versions of ourselves that we have been taught to show to others, while pushing our true selves into the background. Sometimes, we lose sight of who we even are.
(604) 308-1943 View (604) 308-1943
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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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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.