Emotionally Focused Therapists in Downtown, Vancouver, BC

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Sonja Huege
Counsellor, MCP, RCC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
Do you struggle making sense of your feelings, or do you find that they overwhelm you at times? I practice emotionally focused therapy which means I help individuals and couples untangle their emotions, thoughts and actions. Then we break them down to discover where they come from and why they all make sense, and why you, as a human, make sense. I work primarily with couples, men who have experienced sexualized abuse, and people who want to be kinder to themselves and more connected to the people they care about.
(587) 705-0859
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Downtown
Vancouver, BC V6B
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Dr. Linda Quennec
Counsellor, PhD, MA, MFA, BEd, RCC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
Your yearning for joy, creative expression, and contentment may be your psyche's way of telling you that it’s time to reconnect. If you need support in quieting the external chatter, to tune into your inner wisdom, I'm here to hold space for you. Expressing yourself and authentically relating to others can be challenging if you are struggling with trauma and overwhelming or numbed emotions. I offer counselling and EMDR therapy for those with big and "small-t" trauma (religious, childhood or otherwise), support for creative people, and those feeling depressed, anxious, or who wish to deepen their sense of purpose and meaning in life.
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Downtown
Vancouver, BC V6C
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Jessica McMahon
Counsellor, MCP, RCC
Verified
Verified
I believe that everybody & every body has a story. With this belief in mind, I'll work with you using a trauma-informed, integrative approach that focuses on relational, attachment-based somatic therapy as well as person-centered, narrative and emotionally focused therapy. I work with clients experiencing: Depression/anxiety, Chronic stress/burnout, Trauma, Relationship challenges, Life transitions, and Grief/loss.
(604) 330-1227
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Downtown
Vancouver, BC V6B
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Parm Laniado
Counsellor, MEd, RCC
Verified
Verified
Based in North Vancouver with over 20 years of individual, couple, and family counselling experience. My focus is on couples therapy and premarital counselling. I am Punjabi-speaking and fluent with the added pressures and challenges of cross-cultural family dynamics. I have specialized marriage and couples therapy training including: Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy, Gottman Method Couples Therapy, The Gottman Seven Principles Program Educator, and Bringing Baby Home Educator.
(855) 739-6887
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Downtown
Vancouver, BC V7Y
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Julie Hughes
Counsellor, BSSc, RPC
Verified
6 Endorsed
Verified
6 Endorsed
I am a Registered Professional Counsellor with over 10 years experience working with couples, individuals and families. I work within the framework of attachment based counselling, using tools from family systems, Somatic Therapy, Emotionally Focused Therapy and Narrative Therapy. I am trauma-informed and am currently working towards my Somatic Experiencing Certificate.
(604) 706-1764
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Downtown
Vancouver, BC V6B
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Jagdeep Chahal
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, RSW
Verified
Verified
Do you feel overrun by thoughts of self-criticism? Are you exhausted trying to maintain relationships? Sometimes we function well outwardly, but inside we are fighting feelings of anxiety, sadness, anger and thoughts of never being good enough. In therapy, we connect to parts of ourselves that we try so hard to hide. We explore struggles in current situations, past experiences, and connect with our emotions. My therapeutic approach is grounded in forming a strong connection with my clients to help create a safe space in which you feel heard. My hope is to support you through your life transitions, and be part of your journey.
(604) 259-6807
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Downtown
Vancouver, BC V6Z
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Hoi Pan (Dada) Cheng
Counsellor, MSW, RSW, RCC
Verified
Verified
We all experience difficulties due to many different life circumstances and we may struggle to move forward because of what happened in our past and fear for the future. I will help you develop emotional intelligence, unpack your stressors, and establish healthy coping mechanisms, that will propel you towards your ideal self and intended goals. I am trained to utilize EMDR, CBT, DBT, EFT, FBT and couples therapy. I am here to join the healing process with you by providing a safe space for you to create the tools you need to face your challenges with a renewed sense of purpose and self-efficacy.
(778) 766-4854
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Downtown
Vancouver, BC V6B
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Nexus Counselling Services
Counsellor, MA, CCC
Verified
Verified
Being in the nexus of something means you are right in the middle of it hence, easy to feel overwhelmed by the multitude of things coming at you. At Nexus, I will work with you within the context of a nonjudgmental, collaborative and healing therapeutic relationship to parse out and clearly see the interwoven links and connections that contribute to how you experience, perceive and interpret life's challenges, difficulties and obstacles. By understanding these connections, we can separate what is important to you and focus on your goal(s) to improve your mental, emotional and spiritual well-being.
(604) 210-7395
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Downtown
Vancouver, BC V6B
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Simma Bakare - Kids Children Teens Youth
Counsellor, MA, CPP
Verified
Verified
We hold a delicate balance of so many dynamics, as we face the challenges of life circumstances. I used a mixed methods approach to support the process it takes to get you, your child, to their version of "there".
(226) 406-4996
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Downtown
Vancouver, BC V6B
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Not accepting new clients
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Viktoria Ivanova
Counsellor, MEd, BSc, RCC
Verified
Verified
NOT ACCEPTING NEW CLIENTS. Are you going through break up? Separation? Divorce? Or perhaps you are not sure if you should stay or leave the relationship you are in? Relationship break down can bring turmoil and chaos to our whole lives, leaving us feeling disoriented, heartbroken, and shocked. We are quite often unprepared for these painful events and have no idea how to navigate these difficult emotions. It can feel like the whole world is spinning underneath your feet. Relationship Counselling is a place where you can catch your breath and begin to make sense of it all is so you can feel the ground under your feet once again.
(604) 670-3077
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Downtown
Vancouver, BC V6B
Not accepting new clients
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Jill Culver
Registered Social Worker, RSW, MSW
Verified
2 Endorsed
Verified
2 Endorsed
I work with individual clients who seek support for their relationships (including polyamory and ENM), career, family issues, setting boundaries, anxiety, imposter syndrome and perfectionism. In my practice, I help clients heal the past so they can discover more joy, peace, clarity, and connection in the present. I am committed to providing a safe, inclusive space for members of the LGTBQ+ community. I love working with unconventional clients with unique challenges and situations. Please note that I am not accepting couples at this time. I offer clinical supervision to other therapists from a feminist, narrative perspective.
(778) 765-3849
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Downtown
Vancouver, BC V6G
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Dawna Anne Silver
Counsellor, MA, RCC
Verified
Verified
Life is challenging and we all experience difficulties coping at times. Growth often comes from crises and the taxing periods of our lives. When our resilience is overwhelmed by our life circumstances, we can feel lost and doubt ourselves. Our emotions tell us if we are living true to our needs and values...or not. Experiences can lead to healing and growth. My speciality, Soul Work is an investment that leads to a richly authentic life experience. I am dedicated to helping you navigate the difficult times and understand your journey. Together we will help you regain holistic health in a safe, confidential space.
(866) 568-1448
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Downtown
Vancouver, BC V6C
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Kristen Drozda Counselling
Counsellor, MEd, RCC
Verified
Verified
I’m honoured to provide support to teens, young adults, and fellow grownups as you explore and grapple with your inner well-being and relationships in this complex world we inhabit. I have a polyvagal informed approach to mind-body connection and I also work with mindful self-compassion. I support gifted and twice exceptional individuals (identified or not yet) with a neurodiverse affirming approach. As a respectful ally I strive to be affirming of gender, sexuality, and sexual identity. I also acknowledge my settler status and cultural privilege. I am always learning and hope this can be a shared and collaborative process.
(506) 497-5628
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Downtown
Vancouver, BC V6Z
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emdr therapy group
Counsellor, MA, RCC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
EMDR THERAPY GROUP offers a warm and welcoming place for people to enhance their strengths, build their resiliency, and heal their emotional wounds. Our team of skilled EMDR therapists strongly believes that an encouraging and supportive environment is where people can do their best work. Our mission is to provide a meaningful therapeutic experience through the use of EMDR therapy and other evidence-based therapies to promote health and wellbeing in our clients.
(604) 229-6573
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Downtown
Vancouver, BC V6Z
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Hilda Nanning Counselling
Counsellor, MSW, RSW, RCC
Verified
Verified
Hilda Nanning provides specialized therapy for individuals experiencing crisis, trauma, discord or conflict in regards to self or in relation to others. Some of the relationships Hilda's clients bring into the therapeutic sessions may involve intimate or family relations. Some of the problems she is skilled to work with include: relational discord, issues relating to separation/divorce, trauma, grief/loss, health, aging, employment/career, sexuality, identity, fleeing sociopathy/ violence and abuse, substance misuse, eating/not-eating , challenging transitions and emotional pain such as: worries and fears, depression, regret, shame, eroded confidence/self-esteem and anxiety, feeling stuck or isolated.
(866) 418-0979
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Downtown
Vancouver, BC V6B
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Jenny Watt
Counsellor, MA, RCC
Verified
3 Endorsed
Verified
3 Endorsed
Due to the current heath crisis, we are all adjusting to a new life and trying to find creative ways to cope with social distancing, self-isolating, and uncertainties. However, this situation is giving rise to complex situations and challenges we are not prepared for. People diagnosed with COVID-19 who are worried and feeling alone; front line workers who are exhausted and fearful; parents who are at home feeling like they aren't being their best selves to their children - every corner of our community is affected in some way.
(604) 210-4493
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Downtown
Vancouver, BC V6Z
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Steadfast Counselling
Counsellor, MTC, RCS
Verified
Verified
We are a group of experienced counsellors dedicated to supporting our clients to live a life that matters to them. We understand that many people seek counselling during a difficult time or in the midst of a crisis. We’re here for you. Giving you a safe place to understand, explore and make the changes that feel right to you.
(587) 207-4795
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Downtown
Vancouver, BC V6B
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Laurie Hollingdrake
Counsellor, RCC, MCP
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
Hi I’m Laurie, and I understand how lonely it can be to feel that there are things you can’t talk about with anyone in your life. I have experience working with folks who have dual diagnoses of mental health and substance use, folks questioning sexuality and gender identity, divorce, fertility issues, people working in the sex economy, stress, anxiety, depression, post-traumatic stress, and more. I hold a Master’s in Counselling Psychology, a diploma in Addictions Medicine, am a Registered Clinical Counsellor with the BCACC, and am a Certified Yoga Instructor. I also provide clinical supervision to other mental health professionals.
(604) 359-5808
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Downtown
Vancouver, BC V6B
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Expressive Wellness Counselling Practice
Counsellor, MA, RCC, RSW
Verified
2 Endorsed
Verified
2 Endorsed
Expressive Wellness offers counselling by registered clinical counsellors and social workers, as well as sliding scale counselling sessions with Masters-level practicum students ($25-75 a session, self chosen rate). Centring anti-oppressive counselling, we work alongside 2SLGBTQI+ folks, BIPOC folks, sex workers, neurodivergent folks, folks who have experienced traumas, folks who cope with OCD, and poly/kink communities. We provide individual, family and relationship counselling. Practice specialties include EMDR, somatic work, CBT, inner child work and narrative therapy.
(365) 651-9573
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Downtown
Vancouver, BC V6B
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Lauren Howard
Counsellor, MC, CCC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
Vancouver Intensive Trauma Treatment Program (VITTP) is designed to support individuals over the age of 21 to accelerate their recovery through interpersonal group experiences providing a safe place. Small groups (100% online due to COVID) support mind and body recovery by assisting in the integration of emotional regulation, therapeutic process, reduction of guilt and shame as well as support in adjusting their lives to support their recovery.
(647) 496-0493
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Downtown
Vancouver, BC V6Z
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Emotionally Focused Counsellors
Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT) is an approach to therapy that helps clients identify their emotions, learn to explore and experience them, to understand them and then to manage them. Emotionally Focused Therapy embraces the idea that emotions can be changed, first by arriving at or 'living' the maladaptive emotion (e.g. loss, fear or shame) in session, and then learning to transform it. Emotionally Focused Therapy for couples seeks to break the negative emotion cycles within relationships, emphasizing the importance of the attachment bond between couples, and how nurturing of the attachment bonds and an empathetic understanding of each others emotions can break the cycles.