Family Therapy in Surrey, BC

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Shahrzad Jamali
Counsellor, MAMFT, RCC
Verified
2 Endorsed
Surrey, BC V3S
She has specialized training in Emotion Focused Therapy (EFT), and Internal Family System (IFS).
Shahrzad understands how easily we can get stuck and how profoundly the stories and wounds from the past can impact our current relationships, situations and outcomes. She believes that building a relationship with her clients based on compassion, trust, empathy and mutual respect is essential to the counselling process. Within this relationship and safe environment, clients feel heard and cared for which allows them to create positive change in their lives.
She has specialized training in Emotion Focused Therapy (EFT), and Internal Family System (IFS).
Shahrzad understands how easily we can get stuck and how profoundly the stories and wounds from the past can impact our current relationships, situations and outcomes. She believes that building a relationship with her clients based on compassion, trust, empathy and mutual respect is essential to the counselling process. Within this relationship and safe environment, clients feel heard and cared for which allows them to create positive change in their lives.
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Mandala Counselling Services
Counsellor, MA, RCC
Verified
Surrey, BC V3Z
We all have our unique journeys that is often filled with challenges and obstacles that can be extremely difficult to solely manage effectively. We are all worthy and deserving of healing and inner peace. I create a safe and confidential place where the individuals, couples and family and children experiencing depression, anxiety, stress, loss, communication, sexual abuse, relationship difficulties, drug and alcohol, eating disorder, trauma, separation and divorce, family violence and Indian Residential School effects. You will know what your needs are, what you want and why, make reachable goals and take steps to get them.
We all have our unique journeys that is often filled with challenges and obstacles that can be extremely difficult to solely manage effectively. We are all worthy and deserving of healing and inner peace. I create a safe and confidential place where the individuals, couples and family and children experiencing depression, anxiety, stress, loss, communication, sexual abuse, relationship difficulties, drug and alcohol, eating disorder, trauma, separation and divorce, family violence and Indian Residential School effects. You will know what your needs are, what you want and why, make reachable goals and take steps to get them.
(604) 670-4713 View (604) 670-4713
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Shazia Khan-Heard
Counsellor, RTC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Surrey, BC V3W
Have you recently given birth? Have you suffered a loss? Are you feeling traumatized after your birth experience or feeling overwhelmed and scared navigating the fourth trimester. Are postpartum symptoms taking over? Feeling detached from your spouse, stressed, sleep deprived, self conscious or not like yourself is very unsettling. You feel as though you dont have anyone to talk to; friends and family don't truly understand what you are experiencing. You might be hiding your true thoughts and feelings about how everything you are living through is affecting you.
Have you recently given birth? Have you suffered a loss? Are you feeling traumatized after your birth experience or feeling overwhelmed and scared navigating the fourth trimester. Are postpartum symptoms taking over? Feeling detached from your spouse, stressed, sleep deprived, self conscious or not like yourself is very unsettling. You feel as though you dont have anyone to talk to; friends and family don't truly understand what you are experiencing. You might be hiding your true thoughts and feelings about how everything you are living through is affecting you.
(867) 877-3264 View (867) 877-3264
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Deneen Holder
Counsellor, BA, MAMFT, RCC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Surrey, BC V3S
I know how hard it can be when a child is struggling, or when family life is just not what it should be.
I am passionate about working with individuals, children, parents, and families. I enjoy working with children with special needs and I am drawn to working with children who have experienced loss or trauma, including fostering and adoption. I love helping parents feel equipped and empowered to connect with, and parent, their children. I also love seeing hurting relationships healed and restored with both adults & children. I strive to create a safe and non-judgmental environment where connection can flourish leading to change.
I know how hard it can be when a child is struggling, or when family life is just not what it should be.
I am passionate about working with individuals, children, parents, and families. I enjoy working with children with special needs and I am drawn to working with children who have experienced loss or trauma, including fostering and adoption. I love helping parents feel equipped and empowered to connect with, and parent, their children. I also love seeing hurting relationships healed and restored with both adults & children. I strive to create a safe and non-judgmental environment where connection can flourish leading to change.
(778) 784-7187 View (778) 784-7187
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Jessica Bahra-Mangat
Counsellor, M Ed, RCC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Surrey, BC V3Z
When supporting children, youth and families, I have a collaborative therapeutic approach. My goal is to strengthen the social, emotional, and behavioral relationships within oneself and the family system by providing a safe, trusting, nurturing, empathic and non-judgemental space to all individuals. I am mindful in my approach when working with diverse family systems. I work through a culturally sensitive and trauma-informed lens to support these individuals and their unique experiences.
When supporting children, youth and families, I have a collaborative therapeutic approach. My goal is to strengthen the social, emotional, and behavioral relationships within oneself and the family system by providing a safe, trusting, nurturing, empathic and non-judgemental space to all individuals. I am mindful in my approach when working with diverse family systems. I work through a culturally sensitive and trauma-informed lens to support these individuals and their unique experiences.
(647) 951-7226 View (647) 951-7226
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Auna Counselling
Counsellor, MA, MFT, RCC
Verified
Surrey, BC V3X  (Online Only)
Hello, my name is Rahul. I am a male, BIPOC Registered Clinical Counsellor of Punjabi Indian descent. I hold a Bachelor’s in Psychology from UCLA, and a Master’s in Marriage and Family Therapy from Touro University. I treat a variety of concerns, ranging from but not limited to: trauma and abuse; depression and anxiety; substance use; marriage and family distress; men's issues; and chronic pain.
Hello, my name is Rahul. I am a male, BIPOC Registered Clinical Counsellor of Punjabi Indian descent. I hold a Bachelor’s in Psychology from UCLA, and a Master’s in Marriage and Family Therapy from Touro University. I treat a variety of concerns, ranging from but not limited to: trauma and abuse; depression and anxiety; substance use; marriage and family distress; men's issues; and chronic pain.
(778) 818-0700 View (778) 818-0700
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Vitality Collective Counselling Centres
Counsellor, MA, RCC, CCC
Verified
4 Endorsed
Surrey, BC V3S
Vitality Collective offers therapy for trauma and abuse, anxiety, depression, chronic illness and pain, grief, relationships and family, life transitions, emotion processing, parenting, finding meaning, and more.
We believe that therapy is for everyone. With offices located in Surrey and Vancouver, our team consists of 20+ therapists who are uniquely skilled to help you heal and thrive. The research in counselling and therapy demonstrates that about 70% of what accounts for the outcome or change in therapy is based on the therapeutic relationship between your therapist and you. Therefore, it is so important to ensure the right fit; to make sure you feel understood and that you can trust your counsellor to be compassionate, non-judgemental, and professional.
Vitality Collective offers therapy for trauma and abuse, anxiety, depression, chronic illness and pain, grief, relationships and family, life transitions, emotion processing, parenting, finding meaning, and more.
We believe that therapy is for everyone. With offices located in Surrey and Vancouver, our team consists of 20+ therapists who are uniquely skilled to help you heal and thrive. The research in counselling and therapy demonstrates that about 70% of what accounts for the outcome or change in therapy is based on the therapeutic relationship between your therapist and you. Therefore, it is so important to ensure the right fit; to make sure you feel understood and that you can trust your counsellor to be compassionate, non-judgemental, and professional.
(604) 256-7769 View (604) 256-7769
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Sage One Wellness Counselling & Consulting
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW
Verified
Surrey, BC V3Z  (Online Only)
My name is Parveen and I have over 20 years of experience in the counselling field. Many of my clients struggle with regulating their emotions and controlling their thoughts; impacting their relationships and goals when all they want to do is connect or be more effective. I support teens in the challenges they face navigating family, social situations, school, and mental health. I am also passionate about helping families reconnect, build stronger bonds, and set boundaries with each other.
My name is Parveen and I have over 20 years of experience in the counselling field. Many of my clients struggle with regulating their emotions and controlling their thoughts; impacting their relationships and goals when all they want to do is connect or be more effective. I support teens in the challenges they face navigating family, social situations, school, and mental health. I am also passionate about helping families reconnect, build stronger bonds, and set boundaries with each other.
(705) 410-6494 View (705) 410-6494
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Kudrat Pannu
Counsellor, RCC, MA, BA
Verified
1 Endorsed
Surrey, BC V3V
I have over 5 years of research experience and believe in using research informed modalities in my practice. I practice using CBT, EMDR, DBT, Mindfulness-based approaches. I specialize in acculturation issues, family issues, depression, stress management, anxiety, self-esteem.
I have over 5 years of research experience and believe in using research informed modalities in my practice. I practice using CBT, EMDR, DBT, Mindfulness-based approaches. I specialize in acculturation issues, family issues, depression, stress management, anxiety, self-esteem.
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Kimi Combow-Gill
Counsellor, MEd, RCC
Verified
Surrey, BC V4A
I provide individual and family counselling.
Are you feeling stuck? Therapy can help you move forward from what's keeping you stuck. I would love to work with you so that you can live the life that you desire. I work predominately with issues such as trauma, depression, anxiety/stress, self-esteem, anger, relationships, divorce, career dissatisfaction and grief/loss. My goal is to create a safe space which is respectful, insightful and supportive.
I provide individual and family counselling.
Are you feeling stuck? Therapy can help you move forward from what's keeping you stuck. I would love to work with you so that you can live the life that you desire. I work predominately with issues such as trauma, depression, anxiety/stress, self-esteem, anger, relationships, divorce, career dissatisfaction and grief/loss. My goal is to create a safe space which is respectful, insightful and supportive.
(604) 670-3854 View (604) 670-3854
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Annu Gill Counselling
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RCC-ACS, RSW
Verified
Surrey, BC V3X
I am registered with both the British Columbia Association of Clinical Counsellors (RCC) and the British Columbia College of Social Workers (RSW). My work has included helping individuals with a history of trauma, those experiencing depression, anxiety, interpersonal/family issues, difficulties due to change of life and grief and loss. It isn't easy navigating these challenges alone and we can work together to cultivate deeper understanding, experience growth and ultimately form stronger connections to yourself and others.
I am registered with both the British Columbia Association of Clinical Counsellors (RCC) and the British Columbia College of Social Workers (RSW). My work has included helping individuals with a history of trauma, those experiencing depression, anxiety, interpersonal/family issues, difficulties due to change of life and grief and loss. It isn't easy navigating these challenges alone and we can work together to cultivate deeper understanding, experience growth and ultimately form stronger connections to yourself and others.
(604) 245-8614 View (604) 245-8614
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Tanya Anne Johnson
Marriage & Family Therapist, RMFT, MMFT
Verified
1 Endorsed
Surrey, BC V4A
As a Registered Clinical Counsellor (RCC) and Registered Marriage and Family Therapist (RMFT), my training allows me to explore deeply with you, offering insight around complex issues.
I can help you to make powerful and lasting changes in your life. Supporting individuals, teens, couples, and families for over twelve years I am able to provide excellent therapeutic care. The journey of growth can be exciting as you uncover new possibilities. You simply require a wise, experienced, and compassionate guide to help bring you to your strength and wisdom, so that you can joyfully embrace life. Being well versed in a broad spectrum of creative and empowering therapeutic approaches allows me to use a tailored approach to best support your specific personality, learning style and particular concerns.
As a Registered Clinical Counsellor (RCC) and Registered Marriage and Family Therapist (RMFT), my training allows me to explore deeply with you, offering insight around complex issues.
I can help you to make powerful and lasting changes in your life. Supporting individuals, teens, couples, and families for over twelve years I am able to provide excellent therapeutic care. The journey of growth can be exciting as you uncover new possibilities. You simply require a wise, experienced, and compassionate guide to help bring you to your strength and wisdom, so that you can joyfully embrace life. Being well versed in a broad spectrum of creative and empowering therapeutic approaches allows me to use a tailored approach to best support your specific personality, learning style and particular concerns.
(778) 765-0414 View (778) 765-0414
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Jas Sandhu
Counsellor, MEd, RCC, CCC
Verified
Surrey, BC V3S
Jas is also skilled in multicultural couples therapy and extended family dynamics.
Are you feeling unsure, overwhelmed, or alone in your life situation? Is your mental, emotional, physical, or social wellness being compromised by stress and unhealthy coping? Therapeutic counselling offers a compassionate and supportive space where you can press pause on the daily grind and engage in a personal growth journey to identify, manage and overcome the obstacles blocking you from living a satisfying and successful life.
Jas is also skilled in multicultural couples therapy and extended family dynamics.
Are you feeling unsure, overwhelmed, or alone in your life situation? Is your mental, emotional, physical, or social wellness being compromised by stress and unhealthy coping? Therapeutic counselling offers a compassionate and supportive space where you can press pause on the daily grind and engage in a personal growth journey to identify, manage and overcome the obstacles blocking you from living a satisfying and successful life.
(236) 302-4252 View (236) 302-4252
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Dominika Nelly Szymanska - McDonald
MA, CCC, BCaBA
Verified
1 Endorsed
Surrey, BC V4A
For over 24 years, Dominika has provided behavior treatment to children, teens, and adults who have been diagnosed with Autism Spectrum disorder, ADHD, anxiety, or other developmental disabilities. Currently, Dominika’s focus lies in guiding teens and young adults through their major life transitions, and helping them navigate their peer and family relations, academic pursuits, career goals and existential challenges. In addition, Dominika provides support to individuals and families dealing with depression, grief, immigration issues and existential crises. She utilizes her clinical experience to provide solution-focused treatment.
For over 24 years, Dominika has provided behavior treatment to children, teens, and adults who have been diagnosed with Autism Spectrum disorder, ADHD, anxiety, or other developmental disabilities. Currently, Dominika’s focus lies in guiding teens and young adults through their major life transitions, and helping them navigate their peer and family relations, academic pursuits, career goals and existential challenges. In addition, Dominika provides support to individuals and families dealing with depression, grief, immigration issues and existential crises. She utilizes her clinical experience to provide solution-focused treatment.
(709) 703-8733 View (709) 703-8733
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Dr Peter Joy
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
Surrey, BC V3Z  (Online Only)
Individual, couple, family, and group approaches are accommodated.
I am a Registered Psychologist (CPBC, 1003), having worked as a Psychologist in British Columbia for over 30 years. I have had a long-time interest and passion involving the treatment and assessment of individuals with chronic pain (and pain-based disability) and related anxiety and mood disorders. I am equally comfortable treating those with a variety of different difficulties. The majority of my work is conducted by secure videoconferencing or phone.
Individual, couple, family, and group approaches are accommodated.
I am a Registered Psychologist (CPBC, 1003), having worked as a Psychologist in British Columbia for over 30 years. I have had a long-time interest and passion involving the treatment and assessment of individuals with chronic pain (and pain-based disability) and related anxiety and mood disorders. I am equally comfortable treating those with a variety of different difficulties. The majority of my work is conducted by secure videoconferencing or phone.
(249) 444-3144 View (249) 444-3144
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Kristen Bains - Kheprer Counselling
Counsellor, MSW, RCC, RSW
Verified
2 Endorsed
Surrey, BC V3S
I have worked seven years as a Child and Youth Care Counsellor with the Surrey School District and two years as a Child and Family Therapist with Vancouver Coastal Health. I work with children, adolescents, parents and families.
I have worked seven years as a Child and Youth Care Counsellor with the Surrey School District and two years as a Child and Family Therapist with Vancouver Coastal Health. I work with children, adolescents, parents and families.
(782) 812-1219 View (782) 812-1219
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Banpreet Grewal
Counsellor, BA, MA
Verified
1 Endorsed
Surrey, BC V3S
I utilize client and family centered approach from various modalities, such as, but not limited to; Cognitive Behavioural Therapy; Solution Focused Therapy; Emotion Focused Therapy and Self-Compassion Therapy.
My counselling approach is to foster a safe and confidential therapeutic space to give you the opportunity to use your strength and move forward. I hold the belief that individuals are the experts on their own lives, and my role is to collaborate with clients to support their well-being. I offer clients personalized counselling both in person and virtually from the comfort of your own home. I use my strengths of empathy, compassion, and building connections to help guide you through your healing journey.
I utilize client and family centered approach from various modalities, such as, but not limited to; Cognitive Behavioural Therapy; Solution Focused Therapy; Emotion Focused Therapy and Self-Compassion Therapy.
My counselling approach is to foster a safe and confidential therapeutic space to give you the opportunity to use your strength and move forward. I hold the belief that individuals are the experts on their own lives, and my role is to collaborate with clients to support their well-being. I offer clients personalized counselling both in person and virtually from the comfort of your own home. I use my strengths of empathy, compassion, and building connections to help guide you through your healing journey.
(778) 655-9201 View (778) 655-9201
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Erica Graves
Counsellor, MA, RCC
Verified
Surrey, BC V4P
Her therapeutic lens is grounded in Trauma-Informed, Family Systems and Strength-Based foundations.
For over fifteen years Erica has empower hundreds of people on their journey to better mental health. Her honest, relaxed, and empathic approach creates an environment that enables progress and healing. She draws on her years of expertise to provide collaborative care for individuals, couples, and families to navigate life’s challenges. Erica is a Registered Clinical Counsellor, with a Master’s Degree in Counselling Psychology from the Adler School of Professional Psychology, and a Bachelor Degree in Psychology from the University of Victoria.
Her therapeutic lens is grounded in Trauma-Informed, Family Systems and Strength-Based foundations.
For over fifteen years Erica has empower hundreds of people on their journey to better mental health. Her honest, relaxed, and empathic approach creates an environment that enables progress and healing. She draws on her years of expertise to provide collaborative care for individuals, couples, and families to navigate life’s challenges. Erica is a Registered Clinical Counsellor, with a Master’s Degree in Counselling Psychology from the Adler School of Professional Psychology, and a Bachelor Degree in Psychology from the University of Victoria.
(306) 994-7608 View (306) 994-7608
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Stephanie Albanese
Counsellor, MA, RCC
Verified
Surrey, BC V3Z
MaternalCare Counselling is a safe and loving space for you to take care of yourself so you can regain confidence and be the mama you were meant to be. You deserve to be supported so you can find balance again. Despite the messages that still persist, you were not meant to go on this journey into motherhood alone - in fact our culture is one of very few in the world that expects this of mothers. As a family counsellor - parenting support sessions are also available. Supporting you so you can better support your children. I also see clients including pre-teens and teens using the walk and talk nature therapy model.
MaternalCare Counselling is a safe and loving space for you to take care of yourself so you can regain confidence and be the mama you were meant to be. You deserve to be supported so you can find balance again. Despite the messages that still persist, you were not meant to go on this journey into motherhood alone - in fact our culture is one of very few in the world that expects this of mothers. As a family counsellor - parenting support sessions are also available. Supporting you so you can better support your children. I also see clients including pre-teens and teens using the walk and talk nature therapy model.
(581) 890-5313 View (581) 890-5313
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Gurroop Kaur Sahota
Counsellor, MA, RCC
Verified
2 Endorsed
Surrey, BC V3W  (Online Only)
In working as a Family Preservation Counsellor at a Delegated Aboriginal agency for 5 years, I am equipped in dealing with culturally-specific trauma, and retain extensive experience working with anxiety, depression, mood and eating disorders amongst all populations.
Only within a non-judgemental, empathetic, and warm therapeutic space, can people feel safe to open up and be vulnerable; I hope to create just that for my clients. I am a person-centred counsellor that welcomes collaborative dialogue with my clients as they discover progress, determination, growth, and celebration. Whilst borrowing from various therapeutic modalities to guide my work, I am an avid believer in the power of self-compassion, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, and Inner Child work. I am also trained in providing Emotionally-Focused Therapy for couples and individuals.
In working as a Family Preservation Counsellor at a Delegated Aboriginal agency for 5 years, I am equipped in dealing with culturally-specific trauma, and retain extensive experience working with anxiety, depression, mood and eating disorders amongst all populations.
Only within a non-judgemental, empathetic, and warm therapeutic space, can people feel safe to open up and be vulnerable; I hope to create just that for my clients. I am a person-centred counsellor that welcomes collaborative dialogue with my clients as they discover progress, determination, growth, and celebration. Whilst borrowing from various therapeutic modalities to guide my work, I am an avid believer in the power of self-compassion, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, and Inner Child work. I am also trained in providing Emotionally-Focused Therapy for couples and individuals.
(226) 240-3599 View (226) 240-3599

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Family Therapy Counsellors

What do family therapists do?

A family therapist facilitates the process of understanding and improving how a family functions. The therapist will help family members develop empathy for one another. They’ll seek to understand existing patterns, misunderstandings, and conflicts that arise, in order to help the family arrive at a realistic, unified understanding and develop the coping skills they need to build stronger relationships.

How long does therapy for families take to work?

Therapy manifests differently in every family; a common time frame is 12 weekly sessions, but some families may see improvement after just a few weeks. Families should discuss their goals with the therapist at the beginning of the process and periodically revisit those goals to assess their progress together.

How can you encourage a family member to attend family therapy?

You can encourage family members to attend therapy by expressing with both love and concern the challenges you see and explaining how a therapist could help the family navigate those challenges together. An outside perspective can help everyone feel heard, get on the same page, and develop new skills. If family members are still hesitant, it may be helpful to emphasize that family therapy is short-term—it won’t last forever.

Is therapy for families effective?

Family therapy can significantly improve family dynamics and relationships. Research suggests that family therapy can help individuals understand their role in the family, communicate and solve problems together, reduce conflict and draw boundaries when necessary, and develop coping skills for stressors, major life changes, and mental or physical illnesses within the family.