Parenting Therapists in Powell River, BC

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John-Michael Parra
Counsellor, MA, RCC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
We are living through a strange and difficult time. Although it might not always feel that way, the good news is that you don't have to go it alone. If you are feeling unfocused, on an emotional roller coaster, unmotivated, and disconnected for yourself and others, I can help. Using engaging, effective, and holistic techniques, we will work together to help you find more resilience, emotional stability, focus, and meaning in your life. My trauma-informed counselling and coaching helps you get off the roller coaster, find out who you really are, what you actually want from life, and where you want to go next.
(604) 670-8354
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Powell River, BC V8A
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Kara Fogwell
Counsellor, MA, RCC, RSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
I have been providing counselling support as to individuals, children, and their families for over 15 years. I am passionate about the change that can happen within the counselling relationship. I have a focus on trauma treatment, specifically childhood trauma and first responder support. As well I support children and youth with behavioural difficulties and their families. I spent a large portion of my career supporting children with developmental and behavioural differences. I also own a counselling firm with many associates available to offer larger group and EAP supports. Check out our services at www.vkwellness.ca.
(587) 872-0950
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Powell River, BC V8A
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Heather Thrasher
Counsellor, BSW, MA
Verified
2 Endorsed
Verified
2 Endorsed
Relationships are built at the speed of trust and I believe the relationship created between therapist and client is the foundational component in the therapeutic process. I bring 14 years of experience working with families and individuals in various capacities and create a treatment plan specific to your individual needs. I identify as a Métis female - European/French/Indigenous, and honour the ability to work and play on the unceded lands of the Tla'Amin Peoples. I'm grateful to be able to walk alongside you and support you on your journey.
(778) 488-9402
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Powell River, BC V8A
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Rick Berghauser
Counsellor, MEd, CCC
I began my career in counselling in 1993 when I entered the helping field working as a Child and Youth Care Counsellor in a residential foster care community. Since then I have worked with biological parents and their families, foster and adoptive parents and their families as well as individual children, youth and adults. I enjoy working with couples as well as individuals on a variety of issues. Anxiety, depression, couples issues and trauma have been the the basis of the work of I have been doing over the past 6 years in particular.
(819) 414-1519
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Powell River, BC V8A
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Shona Jackson
Counsellor, MA, RCC
Verified
Verified
Hi I'm Shona. I'm glad you found your way here. I am a Registered Clinical Counsellor with an office in Powell River. I have worked in a variety of counselling environments including addictions treatment and family counselling agencies. I now offer counselling in a comfortable private practice with flexible hours to fit your schedule. I work from a strengths-based perspective with you guiding the work we do together. I can help you feel better about yourself and your relationships. I can also help reduce the emotional and physical pain you might be experiencing.
(604) 670-3664
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Powell River, BC V8A
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Erica Dolsen
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, RSW
Verified
Verified
Sexuality, intimacy, identity. Addiction and recovery. Relationships and connection. Grief and loss. So many of us wonder how to live in our skin comfortably. Who are you, and how do you want to live? The next question is how to bring that authenticity into your life, your relationships, your communication. Sometimes our bodies don't connect with our hearts and minds. Erotic and sexual diversity is a part of the human experience. If you're struggling with shame, belief patterns that no longer serve, or wondering if you're alone - there is hope.
(647) 557-3155
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Powell River, BC V8A
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Lisa Shatzky
Counsellor, MSW, RCC, ACS
Verified
Verified
I have been privileged to work as a psychotherapist for almost thirty years and continue to be in awe of the strength and resilience and wisdom inherent in each person I meet. My role as a psychotherapist is to help you access what is inside you and heal from what has prevented you from becoming the best version of yourself. Together we will transform loss and trauma and life transitions into new hope and possibilities for a life that is psychologically rich and rewarding. Therapy is a relationship with yourself where you re-discover and cultivate the real you. It's about wellness and vitality and creating a life you love.
(343) 312-6648
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Powell River, BC V8A
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Chris Walford Counselling
Counsellor, MA , RCC, CCC
Verified
Verified
"We are made wise not by the recollection of our past, but by the responsibility for our future." George Bernard Shaw-- While working together there is but one expert and, ultimately, one person responsible for your life. That person is you. I consider it an honour to work alongside people who are motivated for change and healing. As we are all very complex and unique I seek to help you identify and address your needs, challenges and goals from a respectful, positive and supportive role that is future oriented.
(778) 902-8162
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Powell River, BC V8A
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Michelle Patterson
Psychologist, PhD, RPsych
Verified
Verified
I have 20 years experience working with adolescents & adults (incl. couples) dealing with a variety of mood/anxiety problems, trauma, & relationship difficulties. I provide a structured space to help you explore and identify challenges, and experience different ways of being. Good therapy is not just talking about problems; it requires sorting through layers of emotion, understanding how you protect yourself from emotional pain; identifying & challenging negative thoughts/beliefs; and identifying personal strengths & resources.
(778) 766-5493
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Powell River, BC V8A
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Vanessa Liston Marie
Counsellor, MA, MC, CCC
Verified
Verified
I envision life as a journey that is influenced by our experiences, our relationships with others, and our personal, societal, and cultural stories. As a therapist, I believe my role is to join you on your journey for a stretch, as a kind of wilderness guide who may be able to point out unrecognized phenomena, different perspectives, and highlight your strengths and values as they relate to your journey. The goals and direction are yours, and together, we will create a plan that's right for you. Coming to counselling is hugely courageous; I commend you on beginning your search for a therapist who will be a good fit for your goals.
(778) 770-1721
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Photo of Gabriel C. Fung, Counsellor in Powell River, BC
Gabriel C. Fung
Counsellor, MA, RCC, CCC
Verified
2 Endorsed
Verified
2 Endorsed
I have a passion for working with youths, young adults, couples, and families on personal and relationship issues. My training is in Marriage and Family Therapy and I have experience working with youths and their families. I understand the difficulties of teenage development, but at the same time, I can appreciate how difficult it is to parent an adolescent. However, the "rebellious teen" is not inevitable and I would be happy to meet with you and your family to discuss your relationships and strategies for making parenting work.
(855) 534-4664
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Vancouver, BC V5Z
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Lorraine Ng
Counsellor, RCC, MCP
Verified
2 Endorsed
Verified
2 Endorsed
I work with clients who struggle with anxiety, depression, burnout, self-esteem issue, family and romantic relationship difficulties, parenting issues, and other life changes.
Are you feeling stuck, lost or overwhelmed? I believe that amid confusion and challenges, you can still find joy, peace, and comfort within. Through therapy, I strive to provide a safe and non-judgmental environment to support you in deepening your understanding of yourself and rediscovering your inner strengths. I also help you to develop practical and healthy coping skills to face your current struggles. You will feel empowered and regain a sense of self to overcome life challenges and build meaningful connections with yourself and others. My counselling approach is holistic and collaborative as I honour your uniqueness.
(778) 745-4008
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Vancouver, BC V5R
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Keeley Powers
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW
Verified
Verified
Accepting new clients! Are you feeling anxious, experiencing low mood, or struggling with parenting or relationships? My name is Keeley Powers. I am a Registered Social Worker with my MSW. I specialize in perinatal mental health, women's mental health, child and youth counselling, as well as relationship counselling. I work with individuals who feel that anxiety, low mood, depression, or other encompassing symptoms are emotionally limiting them from a sense of fulfillment. I offer a safe space to explore emotions and thoughts, develop coping skills, enhance self-care, and increase supports/improve relationships.
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Burnaby, BC V5C
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Shoshana Hain Counselling & Psychotherapy
Counsellor, MA, MEd, RCC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
I use evidence-based CBT (and psychodynamic, person-centred, attachment, Gottman, family systems, EMDR, and mindfulness based stress reduction). I have nearly twenty years of experience counselling thousands of diverse individuals, couples and families in private practice, universities, agencies. My experience includes supervising junior therapists from UBC, SFU and Adler, and counselling professionals in the community. I have specialized training in MBSR, CBT, EMDR and attachment. I have delivered presentations to professional organizations on parenting , perfectionism, mental health, self-esteem, and anxiety reduction.
(778) 770-1406
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Vancouver, BC V6H
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Yaletown Counselling
Counsellor, MA, RCC
Verified
Verified
Jessica is a skilled and experienced counsellor committed to helping individuals, couples, and families create effective, positive, and lasting change. She has worked with a diverse population, with a variety of presenting problems. These issues include relationship struggles, separation and divorce, stress and anxiety, loneliness, depression, life transitions, parenting , grief/loss, and personal growth. Jessica specializes in relationship issues and has received training in the Gottman Method (Level 1 and 2). Relationship counselling can occur individually or with a partner. Jessica has also received training in EMDR.
(249) 503-8533
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Vancouver, BC V6B
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Dr. Taravat Ostovar
Psychologist, R Psych
Verified
Verified
I provide scientifically supported assessment and treatments to children, adolescents, adults, couples, and families, and have 15 years experience with a wide range of concerns and psychosocial conditions including anxiety and panic attacks/reactions, attachment patterns, stress and trauma related conditions including PTSD, nervous system dysregulation, chronic pain and illness, mood problems including depression, parenting difficulties, relationship and marital problems, problematic personality patterns, self-harm behaviours, suicidal ideation, self-worth, grief and bereavement, life transitions, and adjustment issues.
(249) 504-1988
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Vancouver, BC V5S
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Shirley Lai
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, RSW
Verified
2 Endorsed
Verified
2 Endorsed
Shirley is a trained facilitator for the Triple P Positive parenting programs and the Connect Parent Group and has run many parents groups.
Shirley has over 25 years of experiences working with children, adolescents, individuals, couples and families in government funded programs and employee assistance programs. She specialized in supporting clients to overcome emotional problems (anxieties, low mood, depression etc.), relationship issues, parenting challenges, couple problems etc. She uses a variety of modalities such as EFT, EFFT, CBT, DBT and Narrative Therapy when working with clients. She believes that her client has the ability and resources to get better if they are given the support they need.
(604) 373-0765
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Richmond, BC V7E
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Anne Massar
Counsellor, MA, RCC
Verified
Verified
Anne works with clients aged 14 - 104 with a passion for teens experiencing the death of a parent /other close person & seniors/adult children negotiating later life losses.
Counselling helps to gain self-understanding and create a roadmap for how you'd like your life to be. Ready (or almost ready) to tackle unresolved feelings or undiscovered beliefs, my client is willing to "dip their toe in the water" and take a chance. Clients feel supported, emotionally safe and ultimately in charge of their own process. Grounded in Adlerian Psychology, Anne also offers CBT, EMDR, Brief solution-focused therapy, mind-body approaches & use of self. Groups for separation and divorce, pet loss and textile therapies for anxiety & depression assist clients to re-connect with others & themselves.
(778) 770-1729
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Sechelt, BC V0N
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Ramina Khusnutdinova
Counsellor, RCC
Verified
Verified
Parenting can sometimes be overwhelming. There is no such thing as a perfect parent . I’ll coach you to unlock Your unique potential into the parent you want to be. I combine a humanistic approach, positive parenting and the latest research on a child’s brain development. The recent discoveries of neuroscience help us to better understand children's behaviour - their thoughts, tantrums and emotions. I work on cognitive abilities such as impulse control, reason, problem-solving, working memory, and cognitive flexibility.
(438) 700-9422
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Vancouver, BC V6R
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Rhianna Williams
Counsellor, MACP, RCC
Verified
Verified
I practise from a biopsychosocial, attachment and trauma informed approach and draw from a number of modalities including: Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Solution Focused, Structural Family Therapy, Mindfulness and Nature based approaches and I am a certified Positive Discipline Parenting coach.
Hello my name is Rhianna Williams, I am a Registered Clincal Counsellor with the BCACC. I offer virtual, in person and walk-and-talk counselling in Squamish BC. I hold a masters degree in counselling psychology and an undergraduate degree in Child and Youth Care. I specialize in working with youth, young adults, couples and families.
(819) 412-4538
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Squamish, BC V8B
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Parenting Counsellors

What does therapy for parenting look like?

Therapists may work with parents individually, together, or include the whole family to find solutions for the problems a parent faces. Many parent-based therapies work on a parent’s relationship with their children, problem-solving within the family, and analysis of family dynamics. Therapy conducted remotely by video may be helpful in allowing a therapist to observe how families interact in their own homes.

When should a parent seek therapy?

When behavioral problems begin to disrupt the healthy functioning of a family, it may be a good time to look into therapy. If parents find that children are acting out in school, have started using drugs or alcohol, have developed eating disorders, or other similar red flags, a therapist may be able to help.

How long does therapy take for parenting problems?

Depending on the severity of a family’s challenges and the type of treatment utilized, therapy for parenting can last from weeks to months. Cognitive behavioral therapy is a pragmatic therapy type that can be brief, most often ranging from between 5 and 20 sessions. Structural family therapy, which inspects family dynamics, often takes several months. Parent-child interaction therapy is typically shorter-term, lasting between 10 and 20 sessions. For any therapy, the duration will depend on the progress made and results realized.

Can therapy help parents dealing with burnout or stress?

Parenting is difficult. Parents may dismiss or conceal feelings of exhaustion, overwhelm, or escape ideation—imagining withdrawing from their parental obligations altogether. but left unattended, these feelings can have negative effects on the whole family. A therapist can help parents work on the skills they might need to better cope with the burdens of parenting and help them be the best parents they can be.