Transgender Therapists in Downtown, Vancouver, BC

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Photo of Dr. Mahsa Yaghoubirad, Registered Psychotherapist in Downtown, Vancouver, BC
Dr. Mahsa Yaghoubirad
Registered Psychotherapist, PhD, RCC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
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 specialize in working with adults with stress, anxiety, depression, perfectionism, ADHD, 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
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Clayre Sessoms
Counsellor, MCP-AT, RCC, CCC
Verified
3 Endorsed
Verified
3 Endorsed
Trans woman-led online therapy practice for trans, nonbinary, and gender-questioning teens and adults who are ready to feel confident and empowered. Explore how I work at ClayreSessoms.com
(604) 332-1826
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Downtown
Vancouver, BC V6Z
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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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Lu Lam Mindfulness Counselling & Consulting
Counsellor, MEd, CCC
Verified
Verified
You don't have to figure out life's challenges alone, whether you are want to grow resiliency, have healthier relations, tired of surviving and wanting to thrive or struggling with fears, heartbreak and chronic pain. With my compassionate approach, I will collaborate gently, listen deeply and work efficiently with you to rebuild trust with your own innate wisdom, your capacity to meaningfully connect with yourself and in doing so, deepen connection with others. It's possible to transform difficult emotions into inner sites of freedom. I integrate mindfulness, trauma informed and social justice approaches.
(778) 764-1973
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Vancouver, BC V6B
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Alejs Lluis Gonzalez
Counsellor, MEd, RCC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
Hello! I'm Alejs (pronounced 'Alex'). I work with young adults and adults struggling with a broad range of challenges including anxiety, depression, grief and loss, sustaining healthy relationships, sexualized violence, gender identity, and sexuality. My genuine warmth, humour, care, and curiosity play a big role in my counselling approach. It’s important to me that my clients to feel at ease and well-supported when digging into difficult themes. I want to help clients gain confidence and learn practical approaches to exploring the places and parts of themselves where they feel stuck or lost.
(587) 858-5546
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Downtown
Vancouver, BC V6B
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Vanessa Fernando Counselling
MSW, RSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
I'm a Registered Social Worker with a social justice oriented, anti-oppressive, and somatic lens. My areas of specialization include trauma, particularly sexual assault; intimate partner violence; and childhood abuse. I frequently (though not exclusively!) work with folks who identify as LGBTQ2S. I have been involved in community-based social justice work since my teens, and received my MSW from UBC in 2016.
(604) 373-0416
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Vancouver, BC V6B
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Dr. Margaret Drewlo
Psychologist, RPsych
Verified
Verified
All grief is not the same. You might think that you cannot survive your traumatic loss and life will never seem right again. You might think that the pain you are in now will never end. You wonder how other people get through the day. My clients seek to make sense of what has happened in their lives, to be understood and have a place of safety to explore new ways of living. Having helped clients in many areas of counselling and psychotherapy and with most age groups over the past 20 years, my experience is broad and deep. This informs my current work with clients, who like you, are looking for hope that life can get better.
(604) 409-8957
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Phare
Counsellor
Verified
Verified
Our mission is to provide accessible and good fit counselling with no waitlist. Our 25+ Registered Clinical Counsellors and Registered Social Workers specialize in a range of modalities including somatic therapy, Cognitive Behaviour Therapy, EMDR and others. We see a wide variety of clients, with an emphasis on anxiety, depression and trauma. Individual clinicians also provide services relevant to ADHD, life coaching, gender/sexuality, BIPOC and more.
(902) 905-6743
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Downtown
Vancouver, BC V6Z
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Wellnest
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW, RCC
Verified
Verified
Wellnest is a progressive, BIPOC mental health space which provides counselling services in a safe, accessible and culturally responsive environment to optimize the individuals, couples and families in their personal, academic and overall well-being. We learned that the spaces in which we sought support did not always reflect our own identities, and from that experience stemmed our need to create change in our field of work. Our purpose is to provide you with a safe and compassionate environment as we work to help you explore your challenges, understand yourself and your mental health, and to help manage your life more effectively.
(579) 539-0130
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Downtown
Vancouver, BC V6Z
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Collective Healing Counselling and Consulting
Counsellor, MA, RCC, ATR, LPC
Verified
3 Endorsed
Verified
3 Endorsed
*Services by student counsellors and Associates available* People we work with describe feeling disconnected, invalidated, and powerless after experiencing trauma and injustice. Some have felt stuck and overwhelmed in the process of reconnecting with themselves, their communities, and in navigating the dominant culture. We support clients in processing their experiences and deepening their understanding of themselves and their relationships. We affirm clients' needs and desires and value reciprocity and collaboration. Honoring clients' knowledge, we invite clients to co-create safety and exercise their self-determination.
(604) 330-1636
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Downtown
Vancouver, BC V6B
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Lee Lourdeaux
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, PhD, MSW, RCSW
Verified
Verified
Everyone's story is unique and no therapy session follows a predictable path. Yet the following steps provide a general outline of how your therapy sessions with me may progress: we identify a path that confirms your values and promotes positive change; we discuss the problem in concrete terms; we evaluate its negative effects on your life; we figure out exactly how it slips into your day; and we consider which skills reduce the problem. With even quite serious problems, this process takes a handful of months, not years, to attain lasting results.
(587) 907-5029
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Andressa Taverna
Counsellor, RTC
Verified
Verified
You may feel that there’s something off yet you can’t pinpoint precisely what. Perhaps you feel disconnected from the world and your truth. You may feel broken beyond repair because the pain is so real and constant that you just became accustomed to it. “Am I doing enough? Am I doing life the right way?” The trouble is that overwhelming feelings can make it even harder to open up and trust friends, loved ones and even therapists—right when we need connection most. …But be kind to yourself. Being human can get complicated sometimes and there is nothing wrong with how you feel.
(249) 504-0436
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Downtown
Vancouver, BC V6C
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Jillian Bagan
Counsellor, RCC, CCC, RCAT
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
I am committed to generating value for clients by focusing on their abilities, goals and strengths, as well as recognizing the importance of being flexible, accessible and collaborative. I focus on a person’s individual nature and encourage them to take more of a lead in therapy so that they can discover their own solutions and use their personal intuition to find wisdom, growth, healing and fulfillment within themselves. I offer a safe, non-judgmental and nurturing space for clients to express themselves and process difficult feelings, life transitions and daily struggles.
(867) 670-2836
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Vancouver, BC V6Z
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Corey Chan
Counsellor, MEd, RCC
Verified
2 Endorsed
Verified
2 Endorsed
I am dedicated to helping you address your concerns and issues and focus on what’s important to you. We do this on your terms and at your pace. Through an effective, non-judgemental, therapeutic relationship, I help you examine the different areas of your life and help you make practical and meaningful changes. Whether you are dealing with depression, anxiety, trauma, substance use issues or other concerns, I'll work with you to make the changes you want to see. I am also experienced in providing specialized support to the LGBTQ+ community as well as gender affirming care.
(778) 323-5797
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Downtown
Vancouver, BC V6C
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Deborah English
Counsellor, MA, RCC
Verified
Verified
I have extensive experience working with individuals (youth & adults), of all genders and sexual orientations who may be struggling with substance abuse, compulsive behavior, anxiety, depression and/or trauma. I also work with those who are trying to support them. I also work with those who want to improve their self-esteem and those who want to build their communication skills, which includes boundary setting and assertiveness.
(778) 764-1737
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Downtown
Vancouver, BC V6C
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Katrina Topping Counselling
RSW, MSW
Verified
Verified
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. I 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.
(778) 860-4049
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Downtown
Vancouver, BC V6B
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Strength Counselling Services
Counsellor, MEd , RCC, CCC, RSW, RP
Verified
Verified
We are a highly diverse team of counsellors with decades of experience treating nearly any mental health issue. We offer a holistic approach to healing focusing on mental, emotional, spiritual & physical health. We serve individuals, couples, families and groups. If our clients are not completely satisfied, we are committed to providing a change of counsellor on our team, or a referral to a counsellor outside of our agency.
(778) 864-5992
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Vancouver, BC V6B
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Shivanesce Wellness
Counsellor, RCC, CCC, MCP-AT
Verified
2 Endorsed
Verified
2 Endorsed
We are a a trauma-informed team of Clinical Counsellors, Art Therapists and other health practitioners, experienced in working with teens, youth and adults braving a range of mental health challenges. We offer Individual, Relationship, Group and Online Counselling. We hold an affirming, inclusive, non-pathologizing, culturally-safe, humility-focused and harm-reduction lens in my practice. I hold a Narrative Therapy approach and often blend it with art therapy. W have found that this way, even the people with awkward hide-and-seek relationships with their mental health make consistent progress, despite the resistance.
(604) 256-5770
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Vancouver, BC V6B
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Jeremy Williams
Counsellor, RTC, CCAC
Verified
2 Endorsed
Verified
2 Endorsed
Jeremy Williams is an engaging, competent, passionate, and dynamic Registered Therapeutic Counsellor and a Canadian Certified Addiction Counsellor who specializes in individual counselling for stress, anxiety, depression, and general mental health, as well as addictions counselling, recovery education, group therapy, psychological first aid, and both EFT and TFT.
(236) 302-4555
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Downtown
Vancouver, BC V6Z
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Photo of Allie Lin, Counsellor in Downtown, Vancouver, BC
Allie Lin
Counsellor, RCC
Verified
Verified
As a counsellor, I intend to bring compassion, openness, curiosity, genuineness and cultural sensitivity to create a warm, safe and non-judgmental space for the clients to heal and change. I aim to utilize awareness and presence as instruments of empowerment for my clients. I invite the clients to make contact with their senses, emotions and thoughts in the present moment to facilitate awareness and acceptance, as I believe healing and change happen when individuals accept and embrace who they are.
(778) 402-9420
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Vancouver, BC V6B
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What type of mental health professional is right for me?
Some of the most common types of mental health providers in Downtown, 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 Downtown, 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.

How to find a specialist?
You can refine your search using the filters on this page. There are several categories you can filter by to find mental health professionals with the experience you are looking for. You may want to filter for CBT Psychologists in Downtown, Vancouver, or Child Psychologists in Downtown, Vancouver.

Many find it useful to use filters to view only psychologists that have experience working with certain issues, like Downtown, Vancouver psychologists specializing in EMDR.

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 Downtown, 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.

How to use my insurance?
Many therapists accept health insurance. Check to see if your insurance is covered. Feel free to discuss this when you contact the therapist.