Transgender Therapists in Port Moody, BC

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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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Manushi Arora
Pre-Licensed Professional
Verified Verified
Port Moody, BC V3H
I am passionate about helping you decipher your unique narrative. I carefully weave our sessions around your needs and goals while working at your pace without coercing you to practice anything that feels unsafe. Together will acknowledge your vulnerabilities and handle them with the greatest possible care.
I am passionate about helping you decipher your unique narrative. I carefully weave our sessions around your needs and goals while working at your pace without coercing you to practice anything that feels unsafe. Together will acknowledge your vulnerabilities and handle them with the greatest possible care.
(672) 202-5657 View (672) 202-5657
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Lara Rabb
Counsellor, MA, RCC, CCC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Port Moody, BC V3H
Not accepting new clients
When you're struggling... it can be hard to know where to start. Maybe you're feeling overwhelmed. Perhaps you've been carrying what has happened to you alone. Friends and family - they just don't get it. You've been doing what you can to get by, but know you're not thriving in the way you'd like to be. Perhaps you've been though a painful or traumatic experience and know you're ready to start processing what has happened to you. Or maybe, you're in a challenging life transition. You don't have to be alone with hard things. Counselling can help.
When you're struggling... it can be hard to know where to start. Maybe you're feeling overwhelmed. Perhaps you've been carrying what has happened to you alone. Friends and family - they just don't get it. You've been doing what you can to get by, but know you're not thriving in the way you'd like to be. Perhaps you've been though a painful or traumatic experience and know you're ready to start processing what has happened to you. Or maybe, you're in a challenging life transition. You don't have to be alone with hard things. Counselling can help.
(581) 890-5255 View (581) 890-5255
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Audrey Carriere
Counsellor, RCC, CCC, MA
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Port Moody, BC V3H
I am a trauma-informed counsellor offering EMDR, IFS and somatic therapy. I support clients in developping tools to regulate and process emotions, heal from traumatic invalidation, PTSD and narcissistic abuse and cope with OCD. Since trauma is often held in the body, my approach is nervous system informed; I support clients in helping the mind and body connect healthfully. My sessions are a safe space for all, I am queer and neurodivergent friendly and have experience working with client who have chronic conditions such as POTS, EDS and fibromyalgia.
I am a trauma-informed counsellor offering EMDR, IFS and somatic therapy. I support clients in developping tools to regulate and process emotions, heal from traumatic invalidation, PTSD and narcissistic abuse and cope with OCD. Since trauma is often held in the body, my approach is nervous system informed; I support clients in helping the mind and body connect healthfully. My sessions are a safe space for all, I am queer and neurodivergent friendly and have experience working with client who have chronic conditions such as POTS, EDS and fibromyalgia.
(604) 243-1707 View (604) 243-1707
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Maggie Thompson
Counsellor, BScKin, MCP, RCC, CCC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Port Moody, BC V3H
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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Mya Wollf
Counsellor, EXAT, RTC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Port Moody, BC V3H
Hi, I'm Mya! I offer anti-oppressive, trauma-informed and positively directional Counselling, Expressive Arts Therapy, and Ancestral healing services from the heart, for all people of all genders, cultures, neurotypes and abilities.
Hi, I'm Mya! I offer anti-oppressive, trauma-informed and positively directional Counselling, Expressive Arts Therapy, and Ancestral healing services from the heart, for all people of all genders, cultures, neurotypes and abilities.
(431) 813-2724 View (431) 813-2724
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Roxanna Farnsworth
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, RSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Port Moody, BC V3H
My therapeutic passions align with my lived experiences and education around attachment, relationships, sex/sexuality, and grief. I know first hand that how our brains and bodies process the world affects how we explore and execute attachment. Knowing ourselves thoroughly can help us build meaningful relationships that connect us to our community. I do this work because I enjoy hearing each person share their unique story, which highlights how they experience connection and growth. I love sharing tools to support a regulated nervous system, connect you with your values, and help you live in a way that honors those values.
My therapeutic passions align with my lived experiences and education around attachment, relationships, sex/sexuality, and grief. I know first hand that how our brains and bodies process the world affects how we explore and execute attachment. Knowing ourselves thoroughly can help us build meaningful relationships that connect us to our community. I do this work because I enjoy hearing each person share their unique story, which highlights how they experience connection and growth. I love sharing tools to support a regulated nervous system, connect you with your values, and help you live in a way that honors those values.
(249) 504-1918 View (249) 504-1918
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Kelly Archer
Counsellor, MA, RCC
Verified Verified
Port Moody, BC V3H
Kelly is a clinical counsellor with over 13 years of experience working in the social services field with children, youth and young adults within outreach, community, school, and clinical settings. Kelly has worked with a broad scope of clients, ranging in age from 5 to 24 years old, who present with various mental health concerns, from anxiety and depression to disordered eating, substance misuse, trauma, and identity exploration. She also provides parent and school consultations and supports young people identifying as LGBTQ+.
Kelly is a clinical counsellor with over 13 years of experience working in the social services field with children, youth and young adults within outreach, community, school, and clinical settings. Kelly has worked with a broad scope of clients, ranging in age from 5 to 24 years old, who present with various mental health concerns, from anxiety and depression to disordered eating, substance misuse, trauma, and identity exploration. She also provides parent and school consultations and supports young people identifying as LGBTQ+.
(587) 609-5532 View (587) 609-5532
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Julia Siedlanowska
Counsellor, MA, RCC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Port Moody, BC V3H
No longer seeing in-person clients in Langley. "You can't cross the sea merely by standing and staring at the water." -Rabindranath Tagore. Whether you have tried many therapists, or have never been to therapy, I am comfortable working with people who are skeptical about the counselling process. I bring a trauma-informed lens to counselling to help you work through tricky moments from the past and present that we may or may not be entirely aware of. I have a person-centred approach, which means that I work collaboratively with you, at your own pace.
No longer seeing in-person clients in Langley. "You can't cross the sea merely by standing and staring at the water." -Rabindranath Tagore. Whether you have tried many therapists, or have never been to therapy, I am comfortable working with people who are skeptical about the counselling process. I bring a trauma-informed lens to counselling to help you work through tricky moments from the past and present that we may or may not be entirely aware of. I have a person-centred approach, which means that I work collaboratively with you, at your own pace.
(249) 487-1560 View (249) 487-1560
Kathleen Ting
Psychologist, PhD, RPsych
Verified Verified
Port Moody, BC V3H
Welcome! I am a Registered Psychologist offering individual, couples and family therapy in Burnaby, Vancouver and Port Moody. I believe that therapy can be very helpful to individuals who may feel stuck and want to make changes toward improving their lives. Therapy can help people feel better, change patterns, learn new skills and develop more satisfying relationships. Whether in individual, couples or family therapy, I strive to create a relational space of deep respect, curiosity and collaboration where clients feel welcomed to explore and work on the issues that challenge them in their relationships and day-to-day lives.
Welcome! I am a Registered Psychologist offering individual, couples and family therapy in Burnaby, Vancouver and Port Moody. I believe that therapy can be very helpful to individuals who may feel stuck and want to make changes toward improving their lives. Therapy can help people feel better, change patterns, learn new skills and develop more satisfying relationships. Whether in individual, couples or family therapy, I strive to create a relational space of deep respect, curiosity and collaboration where clients feel welcomed to explore and work on the issues that challenge them in their relationships and day-to-day lives.
(866) 583-3115 View (866) 583-3115
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Katy Vinson
Counsellor, MC, RCC, RCAT
Verified Verified
5 Endorsed
Port Moody, BC V3H  (Online Only)
Hello and welcome. Perhaps you are struggling with anxiety, burnout or stress. Maybe you are feeling disconnected from yourself or others. Or perhaps you want to make changes in your life and are feeling stuck or overwhelmed. I believe people can experience greater wellness and healing when they have spaces where they feel understood and supported. It takes so much courage to reach out for support and I'm glad you are here. I work with adults virtually throughout BC.
Hello and welcome. Perhaps you are struggling with anxiety, burnout or stress. Maybe you are feeling disconnected from yourself or others. Or perhaps you want to make changes in your life and are feeling stuck or overwhelmed. I believe people can experience greater wellness and healing when they have spaces where they feel understood and supported. It takes so much courage to reach out for support and I'm glad you are here. I work with adults virtually throughout BC.
(236) 233-9839 View (236) 233-9839
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Dina Aguila
Counsellor, MA, RCC-ACS, CCC
Verified Verified
Port Moody, BC V3H  (Online Only)
Welcome, I am a Clinical Counselor who has had the immense privilege of supporting individuals in their journey of healing, personal growth, and self exploration ove 20 years. I adhere to a collaborative practice, placing at the center of it an ethical praxis that focuses on the well being, needs, and therapeutic goals of each individual. My practice is trauma-informed, non oppressive, and affirming of culture, ability, and identity. At the heart of my practice is a commitment to honour the wisdom inherent in each individual and their right to seek their journey of healing and self discovery in the best way that makes sense to them
Welcome, I am a Clinical Counselor who has had the immense privilege of supporting individuals in their journey of healing, personal growth, and self exploration ove 20 years. I adhere to a collaborative practice, placing at the center of it an ethical praxis that focuses on the well being, needs, and therapeutic goals of each individual. My practice is trauma-informed, non oppressive, and affirming of culture, ability, and identity. At the heart of my practice is a commitment to honour the wisdom inherent in each individual and their right to seek their journey of healing and self discovery in the best way that makes sense to them
(548) 490-5609 View (548) 490-5609
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Jordan Smail
Counsellor, MA, RCC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Port Moody, BC V3H  (Online Only)
If you here are looking for a therapist chances are you feel there are aspects of your life that are not as they should be. Perhaps you are in a cycle where your efforts are not producing the change you want, or maybe you simply feel stuck and are at a loss at how to even begin to move forward. Whatever it is you are experiencing, finding a counsellor you are comfortable and connected with is an important first step towards healing the parts of you that have limited you from being your best self.
If you here are looking for a therapist chances are you feel there are aspects of your life that are not as they should be. Perhaps you are in a cycle where your efforts are not producing the change you want, or maybe you simply feel stuck and are at a loss at how to even begin to move forward. Whatever it is you are experiencing, finding a counsellor you are comfortable and connected with is an important first step towards healing the parts of you that have limited you from being your best self.
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Mike Kling
Registered Professional Counsellor - Candidate, BA, RCC-C, RPC
Verified Verified
Port Moody, BC V3H
I believe in your innate capacity for change and am dedicated to helping you find your authentic self and emotional balance. With training in various therapies and insights from mindfulness and attachment theory, I offer a safe, inclusive approach. I specialize in trauma informed care and use a variety I offer an integrative and holistic approach that prioritizes your unique needs and goals.. I also focus on queer-focused counseling, including polyamorous relationships, transitioning, shame, self doubt and navigating a heteronormative world.
I believe in your innate capacity for change and am dedicated to helping you find your authentic self and emotional balance. With training in various therapies and insights from mindfulness and attachment theory, I offer a safe, inclusive approach. I specialize in trauma informed care and use a variety I offer an integrative and holistic approach that prioritizes your unique needs and goals.. I also focus on queer-focused counseling, including polyamorous relationships, transitioning, shame, self doubt and navigating a heteronormative world.
(506) 908-0267 View (506) 908-0267
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Kalie Brown
Counsellor, MCP, RCC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Port Moody, BC V3H
I offer counselling to self-identifying women, men, and folks who are gender non-conforming. I seek to provide a space of authenticity, safety and groundedness where clients feel safe to explore their inner experiences. I believe each person has the capability to heal and warrants having someone with them on the journey through the exploration and discovery of their authentic self.
I offer counselling to self-identifying women, men, and folks who are gender non-conforming. I seek to provide a space of authenticity, safety and groundedness where clients feel safe to explore their inner experiences. I believe each person has the capability to heal and warrants having someone with them on the journey through the exploration and discovery of their authentic self.
(778) 654-2727 View (778) 654-2727
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Vie Psychology, Inc.
Psychologist, PhD, RPsych
Verified Verified
Port Moody, BC V3H
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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Strength Counselling Services
Counsellor, MEd, RCC, CCC, RSW, RP
Verified Verified
Port Moody, BC V3H  (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.
(782) 492-0201 View (782) 492-0201
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Gisella La Madrid
Counsellor, MA, RCC, ACS
Verified Verified
Port Moody, BC V3H
Are you a parent worried that your child might be struggling? Are you considering that your teen might need extra support? Are you a parent in the midst of family changes who needs extra tools to support your kids? We got you. Strong Ties – Child & Family Services is a specialized counselling clinic that focuses on helping children, adolescents and families. Some of the issues we focus on include behavioural issues, emotional dysregulation, anxiety, depression, ADHD, ASD, ODD, anger, trauma, relationship/school issues, and separation/divorce.
Are you a parent worried that your child might be struggling? Are you considering that your teen might need extra support? Are you a parent in the midst of family changes who needs extra tools to support your kids? We got you. Strong Ties – Child & Family Services is a specialized counselling clinic that focuses on helping children, adolescents and families. Some of the issues we focus on include behavioural issues, emotional dysregulation, anxiety, depression, ADHD, ASD, ODD, anger, trauma, relationship/school issues, and separation/divorce.
(604) 862-8763 View (604) 862-8763
Shireen Soofi
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Port Moody, BC V3H
(236) 301-1321 View (236) 301-1321

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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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Hart Caplan
Counsellor, BHons, BEd, MA, MC, RCC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
North Vancouver, BC V7G
My fundamental orientation to counselling is existential. At its heart, this approach doesn't distinguish between cognitions (thinking) and affect (feeling) and the somatic (body). Instead, it (and I) attempt to make contact with the whole of one's being. After all, we don't refer to ourselves as "human brains" or "human bodies" but as human beings. This is why talk therapy participates in healing the body, but it also explains why attention to the body can help heal what we generally call mental illness. And in the midst of it all, feelings are the endlessly rich source of information that help connect thinking to the body.
My fundamental orientation to counselling is existential. At its heart, this approach doesn't distinguish between cognitions (thinking) and affect (feeling) and the somatic (body). Instead, it (and I) attempt to make contact with the whole of one's being. After all, we don't refer to ourselves as "human brains" or "human bodies" but as human beings. This is why talk therapy participates in healing the body, but it also explains why attention to the body can help heal what we generally call mental illness. And in the midst of it all, feelings are the endlessly rich source of information that help connect thinking to the body.
(778) 762-3428 View (778) 762-3428
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Nazanin Moghadami
Counsellor, RCC, MCP
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
Burnaby, BC V5B  (Online Only)
Hello and welcome, My name is Nazanin Moghadami and I am a Registered Clinical Counsellor, activist and community organizer practising in the so-called British Columbia. My approach to counselling is shaped by my experiences as a queer, BIPOC, immigrant woman, and is strongly rooted in feminist, anti-oppression and justice oriented framework. We will explore how the patterns we learned and created as children show up in our adult lives and the way they might have strayed from their initial purposes. My approach is collaborative and consent-based. I have training in: EMDR, Hakomi, CBT, Focusing, IFS, Narrative and more.
Hello and welcome, My name is Nazanin Moghadami and I am a Registered Clinical Counsellor, activist and community organizer practising in the so-called British Columbia. My approach to counselling is shaped by my experiences as a queer, BIPOC, immigrant woman, and is strongly rooted in feminist, anti-oppression and justice oriented framework. We will explore how the patterns we learned and created as children show up in our adult lives and the way they might have strayed from their initial purposes. My approach is collaborative and consent-based. I have training in: EMDR, Hakomi, CBT, Focusing, IFS, Narrative and more.
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Gloria Jacobucci
Psychologist, PhD, RPsych, CGP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Burnaby, BC V5A
Waitlist for new clients
My clients and I have addressed their depression, anxiety, emotional struggles, and trouble getting along with others. I greatly enjoy working with adults of all ages and life stages. I work psychodynamically and interpersonally, providing individuals with respect, empathy, and acceptance. Further, I provide the necessary encouragement and support for making difficult but important life changes. Many of my clients have found that therapy has helped them to feel a new sense of freedom and enthusiasm, both within themselves and in their relationships with friends, family, and co-workers.
My clients and I have addressed their depression, anxiety, emotional struggles, and trouble getting along with others. I greatly enjoy working with adults of all ages and life stages. I work psychodynamically and interpersonally, providing individuals with respect, empathy, and acceptance. Further, I provide the necessary encouragement and support for making difficult but important life changes. Many of my clients have found that therapy has helped them to feel a new sense of freedom and enthusiasm, both within themselves and in their relationships with friends, family, and co-workers.
(866) 812-4206 View (866) 812-4206
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Ina Stockhausen
Marriage & Family Therapist, MTC
Verified Verified
Burnaby, BC V5A
These are unique and challenging times. We are faced with very real stressors that can trigger lots of anxiety. What is happening right now can also activate past trauma. Financial concerns, health concerns, worrying about loved ones, having to adjust to living with each other...it can bring out the best and the worst of us. If you have already been struggling with disconnect, unresolved conflict and hurt, or unhealthy ways of coping, now is the time to reach out. I have a very compassionate yet practical approach and focus on providing you with tools that will enable you to make positive life and love changes
These are unique and challenging times. We are faced with very real stressors that can trigger lots of anxiety. What is happening right now can also activate past trauma. Financial concerns, health concerns, worrying about loved ones, having to adjust to living with each other...it can bring out the best and the worst of us. If you have already been struggling with disconnect, unresolved conflict and hurt, or unhealthy ways of coping, now is the time to reach out. I have a very compassionate yet practical approach and focus on providing you with tools that will enable you to make positive life and love changes
(866) 362-6711 View (866) 362-6711
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Lorraine Grieves
Counsellor, MA, RCC
Verified Verified
Burnaby, BC V5B  (Online Only)
I strongly believe that we all have the capacity to heal and to move towards our preferred future. We often can't do this alone. Collaborating with you and attuning my practice to ways that work best for you, I offer a safe space for reflection and insight building. I have worked with a broad range of people over the years and bring with me a commitment to anti-oppressive practice and attention to the contexts that contribute to suffering and to healing. We are living in a time of immense stress and increased isolation and this takes a toll. Reaching out for support is an important act of wellness and I welcome your enquiry.
I strongly believe that we all have the capacity to heal and to move towards our preferred future. We often can't do this alone. Collaborating with you and attuning my practice to ways that work best for you, I offer a safe space for reflection and insight building. I have worked with a broad range of people over the years and bring with me a commitment to anti-oppressive practice and attention to the contexts that contribute to suffering and to healing. We are living in a time of immense stress and increased isolation and this takes a toll. Reaching out for support is an important act of wellness and I welcome your enquiry.
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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.