Couples Counselling Therapists in Kitsilano, Vancouver, BC

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Carla Budd
Counsellor, MACP, RCC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
Internal Family Systems is the main modality I use with both individuals and couples .
Are you looking for support in dealing with difficult life transitions, having a sense of overwhelm, or feeling a lack of meaning and purpose in life? Are you seeking a therapeutic process not only for yourself but for you and your partner as well? As a Registered Clinical Counsellor, Psychedelic Assisted Psychotherapist and Registered Holistic Nutritionist, I can combine my skills to offer a truly integrated and holistic approach to the areas you are seeking support for.
(587) 816-4443
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Kitsilano
Vancouver, BC V6K
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Ionathan Gepner
Counsellor
We will explore your relationship with nutrition in a whole: the things and relationships that nurture you, your relationship with yourself, with what you do and with life.
With more than 10 years of professional experience in the academic and scientific field of psychology and also in the field of native American traditions, I have successfully accompanied people from all over the world to walk with ease the learning process that physical, emotional, mental and relational suffering can bring. My specialty in the field of academic psychology is in "Stress and PTSD" and "Eating Psychology" If you suffer from anxiety problems, meaninglessness in life, restlessness or if you do not have big issues but simply want to go beyond what limits you, then I will be happy to assist you.
(778) 745-1017
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Kitsilano
Vancouver, BC V6R
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Nicole Carothers
Counsellor, MA, RCC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
My counselling style is centered around the therapeutic relationship and collaborative goal setting, from a somatic attachment theory, and eye-movement desensitization & reprocessing (EMDR) lens.
Hi, I’m Nicole. I live in the beautiful Sea to Sky corridor & accept online clients throughout BC. I believe that through therapy all people have the opportunity to learn and understand themselves on a deeper level. With this inner exploration one can experience more understanding, self compassion, and open space for more joy in life – starting today. Therapy can support clients to explore personal patterns that may no longer be serving them. Together clients and therapists work to safely let go of those patterns while building supportive resources, discovering new skills, and creating a personalized tool kit to move forward with.
(587) 802-3720
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Kitsilano
Vancouver, BC V6K
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Dr. Jeannine Davies Wellness Services
Counsellor, PhD, RCC
Verified
Verified
I specialize in working with individuals, couples and families to heal from the personal and interpersonal obstacles that are preventing them from actualizing their unique potentials and experiencing a fulfilling, dynamic life. My areas of specialization include relationship and intimacy issues, anxiety, stress, loss and grief, depression, trauma, eating disorders, and addictions. I work collaboratively, focusing on the unique needs of each client, to identify your personal goals for change. Insight, awareness, acceptance and strengths building are some of the approaches I use to help transform maladaptive thinking patterns, destructive behaviors, and move toward a more balanced and connected life.
(855) 640-7243
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Kitsilano
Vancouver, BC V6K
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Orli R Paling
Counsellor, BA, MA, RCC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
We've all been in a place where we feel desperate for change with no idea how to begin. Many of us seek out counselling to address specific issues while others look for an ongoing therapeutic relationship to serve as a sounding board. Counselling can nurture the development of the necessary tools to make meaningful changes in pursuit of a more balanced and fulfilling life, something everyone deserves to have. Through an eclectic therapeutic approach, I strive to connect with each client in unique ways to best match their strengths and goals. Let's work together to figure out what works best for you to get you where you need to go.
(778) 762-3513
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Kitsilano
Vancouver, BC V6J
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Vancouver Psychotherapy Clinic
MA
While stress, anxiety, sadness, health problems, and relationship conflicts are a common part of life, if they're interfering with work, school, family, relationships, or other areas of your life that are important to you, you may benefit from therapy. My clients experience a range of difficulties from anxiety disorders, OCD, PTSD, depression, substance or impulse control issues, chronic pain or health problems, and high-conflict relationships. The thing they all have in common is they feel like their emotions, behaviours, or past experiences have prevented them from living the fullest, most meaningful life possible.
(867) 988-7391
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Kitsilano
Vancouver, BC V6R
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Modern Therapy Counselling and Coaching
Counsellor, MEd, RCC
Verified
Verified
NO Waitlist! Stressed and overwhelmed by your many responsibilities? Lack of energy and motivation? Tension in your relationships? You probably 'tried it all' and feel stuck in finding the right solution. If you feel that every day is a battle and you are just exhausted to "push it through" or if you feel alone in your relationship give us a call so we can discuss and what's missing. We will help to work with your negative beliefs, build healthier boundaries, heal past traumas and address unhealthy guilt and shame so you can break free from what's holding you back and live a happier life.
(365) 800-4889
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Kitsilano
Vancouver, BC V6K
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Leah Stewart
Counsellor, MEd, RCC
Verified
2 Endorsed
Verified
2 Endorsed
My name is Leah Stewart and I am a Registered Clinical Counsellor who specializes in working with youth and adults affected by trauma, life stressors, grief/loss, relationship issues, anger issues, anxiety, depression and other mental health concerns. I received my Masters degree in Counselling from the University of Victoria and am a Registered Clinical Counsellor with the British Columbia Association of Clinical Counselling. I seek to provide a safe and non-judgmental space for my clients to explore life circumstances, emotions, thoughts and behaviours.
(604) 243-1823
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Kitsilano
Vancouver, BC V6K
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Regina Banales-Lopez
Counsellor, RTC
Verified
Verified
I want to understand who you are and unpack the contents of your mind with you. When traumatic events or negative experiences aren’t processed, they can take shape in behaviour, habits, feelings, thoughts and relationship dynamics. I offer a therapeutic journey to disarm the loops in your mind and work towards loosening their grip in your life. Whether you're feeling anxious, jaded, overwhelmed, empty, frozen, or feel your experiences are embarrassing or shameful, I believe you are worthy and deserving of being met with acceptance, care and connection.
(705) 805-6759
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Kitsilano
Vancouver, BC V6K
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Laura Avila
Counsellor, MC, RCC
Verified
6 Endorsed
Verified
6 Endorsed
Sometimes life feels very overwhelming and we can feel lost and disconnected, or even struggle with our self-worth. I work with couples and individuals who want to understand their behaviours and improve their communication and connection. You may struggle with your romantic relationships or friendships, or find yourself repeating the same patterns with different people in your life. Sometimes you feel anxious in your relationships, or don't feel connected at all. You may want to feel more at ease in your relationships with others and especially with yourself, experiencing less anxiety and feeling grounded when making decisions.
(506) 308-0737
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Kitsilano
Vancouver, BC V6R
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Ljudmila Petrovic
Counsellor, MA, RCC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
I work with adults and youth aged 16 and up on issues around trauma, sexuality, identity, and relationships. I also provide queer and trans affirming individual and relationship counselling services for folks in various relationship structures. I specialize in sexualized violence and also work more expansively looking at reclamation of self and identity after trauma of displacement and/or collective and intergenerational trauma, as well as institutional trauma (such as religious trauma). I believe that healing is expansive and I strive to honour and integrate into our work whatever ways of healing you have already been using.
(343) 314-0347
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Kitsilano
Vancouver, BC V6R
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Sheryl Davis-Kahn
Counsellor, MA, RCC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
Welcome to SDK Counselling. I have a Masters degree in Counselling Psychology and worked for the last 16 years in The B.C. Reproductive Mental Health Program out of Children's & Women's Hospital where I specialized in Perinatal & Postpartum Depression & Anxiety, including; intrusive thoughts, birth trauma, pregnancy loss, role transition, adjustment to parenthood, bonding challenges, relationship stress & more. I also work with dads ( paternal postpartum depression). I recently retired from the hospital & am excited to start my private practice. My therapeutic technique is varied & tailored to the individual needs of each client.
(548) 900-9710
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Kitsilano
Vancouver, BC V6J
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Devin Chen
Counsellor, MCP, RCC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
Finding a counsellor is just like looking for a significant other, the relationship needs to feel right for you to be best version of yourself.
I go by he/him/his and I work with folks who are in the marginalized group(s) (gay/bi/queer, person of colour... etc.) who experienced discrimination and/or sexual and physical assault who wants to have more options to respond and understand themselves. Folks who feel that they oftentimes react out of proportion to the situation and experienced challenges to trust and build favourable relationships with others. Folks who want to gain some perspectives on their own strengths and resilience. My client demographic so far has only been with men or masculine identifying individuals.
(778) 949-9031
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Kitsilano
Vancouver, BC V6K
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Sarah Levine
Counsellor, MEd, JD, RCC
Verified
Verified
I help clients who are struggling with loneliness, anxiety, depressive symptoms, substance use issues, finding and maintaining fulfilling relationships with family, friends or a partner .
Welcome. You do not have to handle all of life's challenges alone. I have been told that I have a warm presence that allows clients to feel at ease. I want to hear about what is causing your distress and help you get some relief and strategies to manage. I work with you to find the tools that will work for you, whether you want to manage your anxiety, help lift off the fog of depression, or open up space and find options where you may think you don't have any. Counselling can support you through navigating change if you are at a crossroads.
(778) 864-5793
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Kitsilano
Vancouver, BC V6K
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Mercedes Baines
Counsellor, MA, RCC, CCC, CAC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
Inspiring fully embodied living, I encourage connection, self-awareness, insight, growth, & transformation with individuals, couples & groups. Recognizing the interconnection between the mind & body, I take a holistic approach to counselling therapy. I view each person as a unique whole being (body, mind & spirit) influencing & influenced by our social contexts such as family, friends, work, environment, & culture. In my work, I weave collaborative conversation with creativity, tailoring my approach to the specific needs & situations of each person. With 20 years' experience as a group facilitator, I also offer therapeutic, psycho-educational & professional development workshops for individuals, couples , businesses & organizations.
(604) 239-5646
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Kitsilano
Vancouver, BC V6J
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Judy R. Zhu
Counsellor, MEd, Dr, TCM, RCC
Verified
Verified
Are you struggling with depression, anxiety, chronic health issues and feeling stressed out? Are you experiencing life-transition and relationship issues, and feeling lost about which direction to go? I am a registered clinical counsellor and also a registered Doctor of Traditional Chinese Medicine. For over 10 years I have been helping people like you to heal, to handle life's challenges better. I use practical and effective approach to empower you to connect to your inner wisdom and strength. With authentic presence, compassion and perspective, I guide you to your valued path, to move toward a healthier and more fulfilling life.
(604) 706-1602
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Kitsilano
Vancouver, BC V6J
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MindFul Space Counselling Loren Thompson
Counsellor, RTC, RPC
Verified
2 Endorsed
Verified
2 Endorsed
In her work Loren brings a fusion of eastern philosophy & western psychology to help Individuals, Couples and Families move towards happiness, balance and fulfillment.
Maybe you have been through a number of changes in the past and somehow they are still impacting you today. Or maybe you have experienced a number of changes in quick succession and everything feels like it is finally catching up, or maybe you are right in the midst of change and uncertainty. At MindFul Space we are here to help support you through all of life's changes. We can greatly improve the quality of our lives by how we approach, live through and integrate life changes. "Your vision will become clear only when you look into your heart. Who looks outside, dreams. Who looks inside, awakens." Carl Jung
(778) 864-5833
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Kitsilano
Vancouver, BC V6J
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Ellen Abrams
Counsellor, MA, RCC
Verified
Verified
Is anxiety, stress, or depression constricting your life? Are relationship glitches confusing and frustrating you? Do you sometimes wonder what you're doing with your life? When these types of issues come up you can feel disoriented and lost. You might even be giving yourself a hard time for having a hard time. The truth is that no one can face these problems alone. Between us we can address your concerns-like feeling uncomfortable in your own skin, perfectionism, shame, loneliness, excessive worry. You'll have an ally in me, someone to support you in finding your way out of the woods and towards greater freedom.
(778) 654-4723
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Kitsilano
Vancouver, BC V6K
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Ally Abrami
Counsellor, BA, MC
Verified
Verified
What we’ll work on together is understanding how the particulars of your life intersect with your relationship and shape your needs, communication, and boundaries.
I specialize in helping individuals and partners navigate the extra something that makes their relationship (s) a unique challenge. Folks I work with are often loving outside of the cisheteronormative & mononormative structure such as ethical non-monogamy, kink/BDSM, or other LGBTQ2S+ relationships. I also work with people whose experience of the world may be impacting their relationships, such as folks who are neurodivergent, individuals living with chronic illness or pain, or folks for whom trauma is showing up. I strive to help folks design the intentional relationships they are struggling to create on their own.
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Kitsilano
Vancouver, BC V6J
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Shana Cherry
Counsellor, MA, RCC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
I have had 30 years experience working with individuals, couples and families and have been trained in a number of different modalities in that time.
I believe that every client is innately aware where they need to go (in therapy) to heal themselves. My role is to use my skills to help them along in that process. I meet clients where they are at recognizing that may change from session to session. We start with their goal(s) for counselling and work from there. I don't "need" to know anything in particular before we start. I find that with a trusting relationship , a client will share all that is relevant in order to attain their goal(s).
(226) 782-4271
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Kitsilano
Vancouver, BC V6K
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Couples Counselling

Does couples counseling work?

Research shows that couples counseling is effective; it can reduce relationship distress and improve emotional awareness, communication, empathy, intimacy, and overall relationship satisfaction. For example, emotionally focused therapy was found to be effective for about 75 percent of couples, and those benefits lasted at least two years.

When should a couple seek counseling?

Couples can benefit from counseling if they consistently struggle in their relationship. They may have lost the ability to communicate effectively, become entrenched in harmful patterns, begun to fight more than usual, broken the other’s trust, suffered from a mental or physical illness, or faced any number of other challenges. Many therapists offer free consultations, so if a couple isn’t sure whether therapy is necessary, asking directly can provide clarity.

How can I get my partner to go to couples therapy?

The decision to seek couples therapy is often driven by one partner, who then convinces the other to participate. When discussing the idea, the initiator should be direct and assertive. They can state the problems they see and explain how the relationship would benefit from therapy. In more serious cases, they can also explain how their relationship may suffer without making any changes or seeking professional help.

How does a couple prepare for couples counseling?

The anticipation of beginning couples counseling can be difficult—sometimes more difficult than the first session itself. Taking a few moments to reflect can allay those concerns: What are the current challenges? When and how did they begin? What do they want the relationship to look like in the future? Reflecting on these questions can help individuals or couples articulate their goals. Of course, the therapist will also ask questions and guide couples through the process.