WORRY LESS... FEEL BETTER Free your mind from anxious and depressing thoughts… You’re a smart person who is likely quite successful in many aspects of your life. You’re the dependable person who never says no, but has difficulty making your own needs a priority, a people pleaser. Yet, you’re bothered by your anxious thoughts that continually criticize you. You try to make the thoughts go away... But they persist. If your'e looking for help to overcome stress and worry, relief is possible.
Before becoming a psychotherapist, I was a practicing physician for 15 years. My Clinical counselling services include Individual, Couples, Family, Addictions, and Immigration issues. I have counselled and motivated individuals to recognize and understand personal needs, problems, alternatives and goals, using a combination of practical problem solving skills and an empathic approach to counselling, successfully helping overcome severe depressions or anxieties. Your therapy sessions with me will be a journey to discover who you are, what you want and what has gotten in the way of achieving your goals. We will work towards improving your daily life. https://gabrielpatrichcounselling.com/
People are not their diagnoses even though these labels can sometimes be informative. I prefer to get to know you. Specifically, what do you want out of therapy? What is currently working for you, not working? What brings you in to see me in this moment? I believe that therapy is not only about reducing our suffering, but also finding meaning and fulfillment in our lives. It is about getting to know ourselves, parts that we love, parts that we are afraid of, parts that we don't yet understand. People are also not things that need to be "fixed", instead, this is a place for healing, self-compassion, and growth.
Its not easy to ask for help, but when you are stuck and having difficulty resolving your problems, seeking the help of a therapist is a wise choice.I help people who are having problems in their relationships and suffer with stress, excessive worry and fears. I can help you gain insight so that you can make better decisions from a place of a more conscious choice. My background in the arts helps me work creatively in assisting you to overcome your problems.
Do you feel distressed but don't understand why? Have you tried different methods and it only helped a little but never get ahead? Have you ever wondered what the core issue is? Working with me might find you those answers. A lot of people ask who gets counselling, I believe that anyone who experiences stress could get a therapist; however, many have amazing family and friends that allow them to bounce ideas, inspire motivation, and provides insight so counselling really isn't needed. Most people wait till they are in crisis to get help which would mean a rough journey to baseline. Let's be preventative rather than reactionary.
Life is complex and ever-changing. Whether you're feeling stuck, struggling in relationship(s), having difficulty identifying your feelings and values, or struggling to process the effects of a trauma, I am dedicated to providing a safe, empathic, and trusting environment that fosters acceptance, understanding, healing, and growth. At the core of my work is the belief that every person has the capacity to change, and I am committed to working collaboratively with you to reach your goals.
I’m Claire Pijanowski, a clinical counsellor, teacher, wife, and mother to two young children. I began my career teaching elementary school aged students 15 years ago, and I have been counselling children in a school setting for the past nine years. I have extensive experience working with children, adults, and families. An advocate for inclusion, I was featured in videos for parents put out by the Ministry of Education and BC Confederation of Parent Advisory Councils (BCCPAC) accessible on www.sogieducation.org/parents.
Learn to Stop Worrying, Quiet Your Mind and Get the Sleep That You Need. "Nobody will ever love me." "I'm such an idiot." "I'll never get over this!" What thoughts are holding you back? Most of us have busy minds filled with doubts, worries and other stressful inner chatter. It can be especially difficult to quiet your mind at night when you are all alone with your thoughts.
It’s important to have a safe, accepting space to help transform mental-emotional turmoil into something you want more of like inner calm & peace. Reaching out for help can feel scary at first, I have been there! You don’t have to struggle with the overstimulation-anxiety-shame-burnout cycle alone. For Counselling (w/ no medical treatment): www.empathicheartcounselling.ca
I deeply believe in championing, supporting and equipping others with the skills necessary to reach their greatest potential. As a former elementary school teacher, the educational system has afforded me a unique lens to see a greater need for support of both our children and parenting community. My passion and primary focus involves working in tandem with you, parents or caregivers, and drawing upon your unique position as those who know your child best. Your innate knowledge and expertise will serve as the foundation for your child to flourish.
As both a therapist and a researcher, I aim to address the dynamic and lived experiences of those who may be struggling with a history of trauma, sexual distress or intimacy-related concerns. I often work with individuals who present well on the surface, seem completely put together when they want to be, and whose problems are not always apparent to others. While things might appear to be going well on the outside, privately they are hurting. Sometimes the source of distress is clearly known, other times it has yet to be discovered.
Do you have trouble slowing down even when you don't have to be on? Is anxiety wreaking havoc on your relationships and your health? Does it feel like an alarm system is constantly going off in your mind and body? I get what that feels like and I am glad you are looking for help. So many people try to tough it out alone. Reaching out is smart, brave and the first step to getting your life back. Reach out for a free 15 minute consultation and start your journey to a safer, calmer, more peaceful center.
I am a Registered Clinical Counsellor with a background in emotion management, respectful and assertive communication, and mediation. I acknowledge I have the privilege of working on the unceded and traditional lands of the Coast Salish peoples. I have more than 15 years of experience working with individuals, families and organizations and more than 10 years as co-host and co-producer of "It Takes a Village" parenting and family radio program. My therapeutic approach is informed by client-centred therapy, mindfulness and exploring interactions between emotions, thoughts and behaviour.
I’m here to help you explore new opportunities for healing, personal growth and lasting change using evidence-based therapy. I am known for my empathic listening, kindness and non-judgmental approach. You can expect to be treated with warmth and understanding at all times.
I specialize in Art Therapy and Mindful Based Somatic Therapy to support clients with their struggles in life. My service is individually customized for each and every client to heal, maintain, energize, and become aware of their inner strengths. My goal is to provide a safe environment and to build rapport in order for clients to process through their concerns.
* Please e-mail prior to arrange an information phone call * I have maintained and deepened my passion for working with children and assisting families since I began counselling in 2000. I strive to facilitate the personal growth and healing in a non-directive way, in a manner that is empathetic, warm, and accepting. I see children as an essential component of a healthy family dynamic and strive to help them through their problems, anxieties, fears, and uncertainties by way of play, art, and sandplay therapy techniques.
Harbourside Family Counseling Centre is a collective of trained professionals who provide evidence-based assessment, consultation and treatment to people of all ages who seek greater happiness and fulfillment in their lives. We use science-based approaches and techniques applied to the goals of positive emotion, mindfulness and community connection, which is one of the highest predictors of happiness and well-being.
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, RSW, CHT, MNLP, CISM
I am a Registered Social Worker with the BC College of Social Workers and I work with Individuals, Couples and Families. Interventions focus on acute and chronic symptomatic and characterological manifestations of anxiety, depression, trauma, relationship and family conflicts, emotional dysregulation, self or other destructive behaviors, trauma & PTSD, Borderline Personality Disorder and crises.
I have over 15 years of experience and specialize in the treatment of Stress, Anxiety and Eating Disorders and Depression. My primary therapeutic approach is Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, the therapy of choice for coping with and mastering stress, anxiety, depression and eating disorders. As a seasoned therapist I often need to use advanced techniques; cognitive, behavioral, emotional, interpersonal or problem solving. Healing is probable, and happens as a result of conscious daily actions and unconscious dynamics that shift as a result of this process.
As LGBTQIA2S+ people, we are often navigating oppressive places and experiences. Often times, we are taught to squish, get rid of, silence, or hate certain parts of ourselves. believe counselling can be a way to bravely choose to engage differently with ourselves and with each other - we can reclaim our right to feel curiosity towards and compassion for all of our parts. When we do this, we create magic, and we invite new possibilities for connection. I’m a Registered Social Worker, and I provide counselling from trauma-informed, collaborative, and anti-oppressive approaches.
What type of mental health professional is right for me?
Some of the most common types of mental health providers in Arbutus Ridge, Vancouver are psychologists, licensed counselors, therapists, psychotherapists, and licensed clinical social workers, all of whom diagnose mental health conditions and provide individualized treatment.
Services offered, education and credentials vary by type of mental health professional. Each professional in Arbutus Ridge, Vancouver then may specialize in certain areas, such as depression, marriage counseling, or anxiety. Although many mental health providers are not licensed to prescribe medication, they may coordinate with a provider who can.
Both in-person and online therapy sessions are available from most psychologists.
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What method of therapy is right for me?
When it comes to treatment methods, there's no 'right way.’ Each method of therapy can be beneficial for a variety of issues. Psychologists in Arbutus Ridge, Vancouver specialize in therapeutic approaches such as CBT, EMDR, and Interpersonal Therapy (IPT), among others. Finding a psychologist or therapist who is a good fit for you is the most important step to discovering what type of therapy, or combination of therapeutic approaches, will meet your individual needs. Learn what to expect from different types of therapy and how they work.
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