Transgender Therapists in Port Coquitlam, BC

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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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Annette Fick
Registered Therapeutic Counsellor, RTC, RSW
Verified Verified
7 Endorsed
Port Coquitlam, BC V3C
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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James A Alexander
Counsellor, CD, MA, RCC
Verified Verified
Port Coquitlam, BC V3C
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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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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Strength Counselling Services
Counsellor, MEd, RCC, CCC, RSW, RP
Verified Verified
Port 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.
(867) 670-9708 View (867) 670-9708
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Kelsey Harris
Counsellor, MA, RCC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Port 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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Vie Psychology, Inc.
Psychologist, PhD, RPsych
Verified Verified
Port Coquitlam, BC V3C
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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Mood Counselling
Counsellor, RSW, RCC
Verified Verified
Port Coquitlam, BC V3B
You are the wisest guide a counsellor can have. On some level, you know what is needed; however, your ability to listen to your "inner voice" maybe blocked or diminished by fear or past experiences that you are acting on in your current life. Collaboratively, we can sort out and work through your life experiences.
You are the wisest guide a counsellor can have. On some level, you know what is needed; however, your ability to listen to your "inner voice" maybe blocked or diminished by fear or past experiences that you are acting on in your current life. Collaboratively, we can sort out and work through your life experiences.
(604) 670-3581 View (604) 670-3581
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Jasmine Alexander
Counsellor, MA, RPC, RCC, CCC, CCPCPR
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Port Coquitlam, BC V3B
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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Lavene Noren
Counsellor, RPC
Verified Verified
Port Coquitlam, BC V3B
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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Maggie Thompson
Counsellor, BScKin, MCP, RCC, CCC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Port Coquitlam, BC V3B
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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Dr. Mahsa Yaghoubirad (Rad)
Registered Psychotherapist, PhD, RCC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Port Moody, BC V3H  (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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Clayre Sessoms Psychotherapy
Registered Psychotherapist, RP, RCT, RCC, CCC, ATR-P
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
North Vancouver, BC V7G  (Online Only)
Are you overwhelmed by societal pressures to conform, questioning if your current life could embrace your truest form? I'm Clayre, a Registered Psychotherapist, Registered Clinical Counsellor, and Registered Art Therapist. I work with adults at any age and stage of life who might be feeling stressed, stuck, or worn out. Using a blend of evidence-based practices tailored to your specific therapy goals, I can help if you're feeling anxious, depressed, grief-stricken, hopeless, or stressed to the max. We'll work together to help you reclaim your sense of wellbeing. Let's find your path to growth, healing, and change.
Are you overwhelmed by societal pressures to conform, questioning if your current life could embrace your truest form? I'm Clayre, a Registered Psychotherapist, Registered Clinical Counsellor, and Registered Art Therapist. I work with adults at any age and stage of life who might be feeling stressed, stuck, or worn out. Using a blend of evidence-based practices tailored to your specific therapy goals, I can help if you're feeling anxious, depressed, grief-stricken, hopeless, or stressed to the max. We'll work together to help you reclaim your sense of wellbeing. Let's find your path to growth, healing, and change.
(604) 332-1826 View (604) 332-1826
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Vanessa Fernando Counselling
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Burnaby, BC V3J
I'm a Registered Social Worker with a social justice oriented, anti-oppressive, and somatic lens. My areas of specialization include trauma, particularly sexual assault; intimate partner violence; and childhood abuse. I frequently (though not exclusively!) work with folks who identify as LGBTQ2S. I have been involved in community-based social justice work since my teens, and received my MSW from UBC in 2016.
I'm a Registered Social Worker with a social justice oriented, anti-oppressive, and somatic lens. My areas of specialization include trauma, particularly sexual assault; intimate partner violence; and childhood abuse. I frequently (though not exclusively!) work with folks who identify as LGBTQ2S. I have been involved in community-based social justice work since my teens, and received my MSW from UBC in 2016.
(604) 373-0416 View (604) 373-0416
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Beckham Ronaghan
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW , RSW , BAH
Verified Verified
Surrey, BC V3R  (Online Only)
I am currently only accepting new clients for my DBT weekly virtual skills group. Everyone has the ability to change. Traumatic experiences often leave us stuck in patterns that hold us back from enjoying life. With my clinical knowledge and personable approach, we will work together to figure out a plan forward. I am a Registered Social Worker with expertise in trauma treatment, concurrent disorders, and Dialectical Behaviour Therapy. I am an advocate for and a member of the LGBTQ+ community and am passionate about working with individuals and families to strengthen relationships.
I am currently only accepting new clients for my DBT weekly virtual skills group. Everyone has the ability to change. Traumatic experiences often leave us stuck in patterns that hold us back from enjoying life. With my clinical knowledge and personable approach, we will work together to figure out a plan forward. I am a Registered Social Worker with expertise in trauma treatment, concurrent disorders, and Dialectical Behaviour Therapy. I am an advocate for and a member of the LGBTQ+ community and am passionate about working with individuals and families to strengthen relationships.
(778) 902-4672 View (778) 902-4672
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Patricia Pike Certified Interventionist - Addiction Counsellor
Drug & Alcohol Counsellor, LAADC, ICAADC, ICADC, CIP, NAID
Verified Verified
North Vancouver, BC V7G
Patricia Pike is the CEO and founder of Interventions Canada. As a Certified Intervention Professional, Addiction Specialist, and Educator, she is committed to raising the standard of care in addiction and mental health treatment. With over 25 years of experience in behavioral health, her expertise lies in alcoholism, substance abuse, addiction disorders, and complex mental health issues. She has led numerous successful interventions globally and holds citizenship in both the United States and Canada. Her commitment to this field is deeply personal, having been in long-term recovery herself.
Patricia Pike is the CEO and founder of Interventions Canada. As a Certified Intervention Professional, Addiction Specialist, and Educator, she is committed to raising the standard of care in addiction and mental health treatment. With over 25 years of experience in behavioral health, her expertise lies in alcoholism, substance abuse, addiction disorders, and complex mental health issues. She has led numerous successful interventions globally and holds citizenship in both the United States and Canada. Her commitment to this field is deeply personal, having been in long-term recovery herself.
(343) 321-2218 View (343) 321-2218
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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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Brinita Dutt
Counsellor, CCC, RCC, MA
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Coquitlam, BC V3E  (Online Only)
I always have been drawn to uncovering the complex ways we are impacted the experiences in our lives. In particular the impact of trauma on our resilience and on our 'stuck' places. Our bodies carry the weight of our histories and the histories we inherit. In reprocessing trauma it is necessary for us to be attuned to these somatic experiences and to foster the wisdom stored within our bodies.
I always have been drawn to uncovering the complex ways we are impacted the experiences in our lives. In particular the impact of trauma on our resilience and on our 'stuck' places. Our bodies carry the weight of our histories and the histories we inherit. In reprocessing trauma it is necessary for us to be attuned to these somatic experiences and to foster the wisdom stored within our bodies.
(587) 848-3184 View (587) 848-3184
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Ana-Maria Comia
Art Therapist, RTC, DVATI
Verified Verified
Surrey, BC V3R
Whether you are re-taking control of your life and starting over or you are looking to set time aside for your mental wellbeing, Art Therapy can help. Art Therapy is widely used as an auxiliary treatment for depression, illness and chronic pain, addiction and trauma. Children and Youth particularly respond well to Art Therapy as it offers a less confrontational approach to counselling . I have experience working with children and youth with various challenges stemming from parental separation, anxiety disorders, grief and loss and especially difficulties with social inclusion and feeling outcasted.
Whether you are re-taking control of your life and starting over or you are looking to set time aside for your mental wellbeing, Art Therapy can help. Art Therapy is widely used as an auxiliary treatment for depression, illness and chronic pain, addiction and trauma. Children and Youth particularly respond well to Art Therapy as it offers a less confrontational approach to counselling . I have experience working with children and youth with various challenges stemming from parental separation, anxiety disorders, grief and loss and especially difficulties with social inclusion and feeling outcasted.
(604) 532-5340 View (604) 532-5340
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Rubina Kaur Garcha
Counsellor, BA, BEd, MEd, MC, RCC
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Surrey, BC V3R
I value the relationships that I have with my clients and aim to create a safe space where people feel that they can be themselves without fear of judgment. I look forward to hearing and connecting with my clients and their stories. I also have a passion for working with the IBPOC community, moms through pregnancy and postpartum, and youth to support and empower them.
I value the relationships that I have with my clients and aim to create a safe space where people feel that they can be themselves without fear of judgment. I look forward to hearing and connecting with my clients and their stories. I also have a passion for working with the IBPOC community, moms through pregnancy and postpartum, and youth to support and empower them.
(604) 200-5799 View (604) 200-5799
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Lilet Duivenvoorden
Registered Psychotherapist, MA, RP, RPC, MPCC
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Burnaby, BC V3J  (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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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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Frances Bucknor
Counsellor, BA Hons, SAC Dip, MA
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Burnaby, BC V5A
Not accepting new clients
I wholeheartedly believe that one of the bravest things you can do is begin to understand your own story. Exploring the whys, the hows and those pesky what if’s positions you to know more about how to care for and love the most important person in your life…YOU.
I wholeheartedly believe that one of the bravest things you can do is begin to understand your own story. Exploring the whys, the hows and those pesky what if’s positions you to know more about how to care for and love the most important person in your life…YOU.
(825) 606-0899 View (825) 606-0899
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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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Anthony De Lemos Kawka
Counsellor, MM, RP, RCS
Verified Verified
Burnaby, BC V3J
I am a Registered Psychotherapist and Registered Counselling Supervisor. My practice is guided by extensive experience working with people coming from various socioeconomic backgrounds as well as many years of serving the most vulnerable communities in Vancouver’s DTES. While my approach is integrative of modern theories and techniques, it heavily relies on Psychodynamic theories and practice. Psychodynamic Psychotherapy is a highly individualized treatment whose goal is not only to alleviate the most obvious symptom. It relies on the fact that our personalities are uniquely shaped by several developmental stages.
I am a Registered Psychotherapist and Registered Counselling Supervisor. My practice is guided by extensive experience working with people coming from various socioeconomic backgrounds as well as many years of serving the most vulnerable communities in Vancouver’s DTES. While my approach is integrative of modern theories and techniques, it heavily relies on Psychodynamic theories and practice. Psychodynamic Psychotherapy is a highly individualized treatment whose goal is not only to alleviate the most obvious symptom. It relies on the fact that our personalities are uniquely shaped by several developmental stages.
(226) 457-3416 View (226) 457-3416

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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.