Family Therapy in Vancouver, BC

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Maryam Dada
Counsellor, BA, MA, RCC
Verified
Verified
I specialize in addiction and recovery, grief and loss, trauma, life transitions, anxiety, depression, relationship, and family concerns.
Hi there, my name is Maryam, and I am a Registered Clinical Counsellor with the British Columbia Association of Clinical Counsellors (BCACC). My goal is to provide you a safe space to express how you’re feeling. I am a first-generation South-Asian settler living, working, and playing, on the sacred, stolen, and ancestral territories of the xʷməθkwəy̓əm (Musqueam), Skwxwú7mesh (Squamish), and Səl̓ílwətaʔ/Selilwitulh (Tsleil-Waututh) Nations. I identify as a third-culture kid and know how difficult it can be to feel like you belong, especially while struggling with the multiple pressures of our communities or families.
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Vancouver, BC V6B
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Jenny Hsu
Counsellor, RCC, MC, GD
Verified
2 Endorsed
Verified
2 Endorsed
Are you feeling disconnected from those around you? You might find yourself stuck in the same arguments or patterns with your partner. Or you may be struggling to find a sense of belonging in your family , workplace, or a new community. This sense of isolation can magnify already stressful situations and have negative impacts on both your emotional and physical health. With support, you can experience the growth and healing that can come from reconnecting with yourself, and strengthening your relationship with others. My identities and experiences have shaped me to become the counselor I am today, a wounded healer.
(343) 308-0394
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Vancouver, BC V6J
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Christine Houtman
Counsellor, RTC, IEHP
Verified
3 Endorsed
Verified
3 Endorsed
It’s possible that at this point of your life some old family trauma or relationships are getting in your way of living peacefully or your parents are now aging and you’ve become a caregiver .
Do people tell you you are too sensitive?Do you feel overwhelmed or shy around other people? Are you privately struggling with high-functioning anxiety or perfectionism? Depression? Relationship issues? Fear? I work with clients like you and want you to know you are not alone in these feelings. You deserve a safe space to talk about what you’re experiencing and express how it makes you you feel.
(778) 766-4441
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Vancouver, BC V5S
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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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Vancouver, BC V6K
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Ed Ng
Psychologist, MDiv, PsyD, RPsych
Verified
Verified
My expertise is in working with difficulties related to cultural, familial, and relational contexts. I specialize in depression, anxiety, anger issues, professional burnout, issues with sexuality, couples issues, family conflicts, self-harming, and more. In addition to having lived in Hong Kong, I have worked diverse clients in Los Angeles and Vancouver. People who are seeking to make sense of themselves tend to find me very helpful. Former clients of mine regularly feel as though they understand their symptoms, are more free to make good life choices, and are prepared to have more fulfilling relationships overall.
(604) 243-4538
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Vancouver, BC V6P
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Jacinda Grabas
Registered Psychotherapist, MA , RP(Q)
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
Life doesn't have to be so hard, I'm here to help. Taking that first step towards change can be an uneasy one; but it's so worth it. I am experienced working with clients who have experienced childhood trauma, grief, behavioural issues, codependency, domestic abuse, family /martial conflict, life transitions, and more. Together we can develop goals and plans to help you improve your emotional well-being, strengthen your self-confidence, and find that quality of life you are looking for.
(289) 275-9312
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Vancouver, BC V5Z
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Clear Vision Counselling
Counsellor, BCS, RTC, MTC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
Are you feeling worried about your future? Do you worry whether your relationship is the right fit for you? Do you need to see some improvement in your life with regard to work or family ? Sometimes we can get mired in a situation and feel stuck and alone and we can't find a way out of it on our own. But there is almost always a way out and I would be honoured to help you through the situation that is making you unhappy. I would listen with empathy and try to help you make an inner shift in order to live your life feeling more free and happy.
(855) 781-9567
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Vancouver, BC V5Y
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Steve Norris
Counsellor, MA, CCC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
I specialize in substance use concerns (alcohol/drug assessments, evidence-based, confidential, individualized treatment, and system referrals), and family /friend counselling, boundary-setting, and support.
Welcome! I am a Counsellor & Life Coach in Vancouver with over thirty years experience. I have a friendly, relaxed, compassionate approach in connecting with and encouraging my clients through life challenges, nurturing resilience and promoting healing and growth. I have been privileged to work with people of all backgrounds and ages as they work through difficult issues, and have appreciated sharing in their personal transformative journeys. I offer Saturday in-person service at my comfortable, private office, and/or telephone or Zoom video counselling. Outdoors, I offer "Walk & Talk Counselling" and "Mindful Forest Therapy".
(604) 670-3627
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Vancouver, BC V6H
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Amber Louie
Counsellor, MSc, MEd, RCC
Verified
Verified
Many people have come to see me for support around navigating power dynamics, work, family , dating, sex, and all kinds of relationships.
As an anti-oppression psychotherapist, I value your experiences based on culture, race, indigeneity, socioeconomic status, gender identity, disability, age, sexuality, and spirituality. I often work with people who are of mixed ancestry, racialized, people of colour, migrant, queer, trans, Two-Spirit, non-binary, and intersex. With over two decades of experience in group facilitation, peer support, and community organizing, I am passionate about creating safer spaces for people of all communities, bodies, and backgrounds.
Vancouver, BC V6A
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Tajinder Sangara
Counsellor, BED, MA, RCC
Verified
3 Endorsed
Verified
3 Endorsed
I treat stress, anxiety, depression, trauma, interpersonal relationships, grief and loss, physical/emotional pain in individual, couples, group, and family therapy .
Are you or your loved one struggling with daily stress, anxiety or depression in this difficult time? You may be experiencing loneliness from isolation, loss of a loved one, physical health challenges and/or emotional pain, or relationship issues. Allow me the privilege to help support you in your time of need. I am a compassionate therapist who is committed to developing healthy individuals, families and communities. I work collaboratively with clients to instil hope; embracing their personal stories, strengths, multicultural and diverse backgrounds. Healing the body, mind and spirit to build healthy individuals.
(604) 670-4073
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Vancouver, BC V5P
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Melina Baum Singer
Counsellor, MA, RCC
Verified
Verified
Taking a trauma-informed approach, Melina uses psychodynamic, attachment, family systems, and mindfulness evidence-based treatment models.
Melina firmly believes that the starting point for positive change is an open and curious perspective about one’s life-story. Seeking support is a courageous step towards greater wellbeing and Melina will commit to partnering with you in a safe and secure manner.
(365) 655-0843
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Vancouver, BC V5Z
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Amelia Bradaric
Counsellor, RTC
Verified
Verified
I help my clients process grief, trauma and life transitions. Grief may be experienced in death, divorce, change of job, home, friendships, family dynamics and many other aspects of life. By looking at all aspects of the human experience, we can explore the impact these losses have in your day-to-day life and the big picture. We will look at all sides of your loss to create an individualized and well-balanced approach to therapy. Physically, emotionally, spiritually, and mentally.
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Vancouver, BC V6Z
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Andrea Barrowclough Counselling
Counsellor, MACP, RCC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
I draw from a number of therapeutic approaches in guiding my practice and tailoring support for the people I meet, including: Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Dialectical Behavioural Therapy, Interpersonal Therapy, Attachment-Based Therapy, Emotion-Focused Family Therapy and Solution-Focused Brief Therapy.
I am a Registered Clinical Counsellor with over 20 years experience working with children, adolescents, caregivers and adults in frontline and clinical settings. I also bring my personal journey to my practice. I work collaboratively in exploring and understanding individuals, as well as developing a plan that is person centered.
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Vancouver, BC V6Z
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Louise Sturgess
Psychologist, DPsy, RPsych
Verified
Verified
Most of my clients have personal issues, like stress, anxiety or depression but, at the same time, these issues often affect relationships in their family , workplace or social circle.
Do you feel stressed or anxious in your life or overwhelmed in your daily struggles; or feel stuck and depressed? It's known connecting well with a therapist is an important factor for success, so I spend more than one hour at first sessions, at reduced rate, or you can come for 15 minutes without charge. This creates good initial rapport and a better understanding of your problems. I'm well trained & experienced to help you deal with your problem. I work with individuals using cognitive therapy mixed with common sense from my life experience as a wife and mother.
(604) 532-9917
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Vancouver, BC V6M
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Maura Ivison
Counsellor, MC, RCC
Verified
Verified
You're struggling, stressed out, exhausted, and don't know what to do. Your friends and family mean well, but they don't get how hard this is for you or how bad you feel. Trying to be "positive" or "grateful" doesn't help you with things like kids' challenging behaviour, family conflict, relationship troubles, childhood trauma, a broken heart, loneliness, or feeling bad about yourself. It's making you irritable, anxious, and depressed. Sometimes you're not even sure how you feel, or how to make sense of what is going on.
(604) 265-9953
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Vancouver, BC V6B
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Stephanie Lofquist Counselling
Counsellor, MEd, RCC
Verified
Verified
In addition to individual counselling, I offer counselling to parents and caregivers using Emotionally-Focused Family Therapy .
Like so many people, you may be experiencing challenges, overwhelming emotions, feeling stuck and looking for more ease, joy, clarity, well-being and connection to yourself and others. I work with adults as well as children, youth and families to provide support for anxiety, depression, parenting challenges, experiences of trauma and oppression, issues related to sexual and gender identities, addiction, grief and loss, struggles with inner critics, creative blocks, eating concerns and life transitions. We will work together collaboratively, bringing compassion and curiousity to your experiences, challenges and goals.
(807) 806-0020
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Vancouver, BC V5N
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Carmanah Counselling & Integrated Health
Counsellor, BA, MA, RCC, CCC
Verified
Verified
She is formally trained in CBT (Cognitive Behavioural Therapy), DBT (Dialectical Behavioural Therapy), EMDR (Eye- Movement Desensitization Reprogramming), RO-DBT (Radically-Open Dialectical Behavioural Therapy), EFFT (Emotion Focussed Family Therapy ), Motivational Interviewing, as well as others.
Krista has a true passion for helping others and takes pride in providing solid assessments and efficient, evidence & relationship-based treatment. Krista’s clients have said that she is compassionate, non-judgemental , relatable, and inclusive. She has a wide range of experience in mental health. She is a supporter/ ally of the LGBTQ2S+ and BIPOC communities
(365) 800-1895
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Vancouver, BC V5L
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Chantal Bernard
Counsellor, MC, CCC, RCC
1 Endorsed
1 Endorsed
I have extensive experience working with children, youth and adults from diverse cultural backgrounds who have experienced trauma, dysfunctional family dynamics, conflict, anxiety and depression.
Taking the step to seek the support of a counsellor for yourself or for your loved one is a step toward positive change. Counselling is an opportunity to express yourself and share your experiences in confidence and trust, and to gain new knowledge, perspective and skills.
(548) 900-0172
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Vancouver, BC V6J
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Nicole Crouch
Art Therapist, MA, CCC
Nicole Crouch (she/they) is an Art therapist (MA) and Canadian Certified Counsellor (C.C.C.) who specializes in child, adult and family counselling. I offer counselling and support for anxiety, depression, neurodivergence (ADHD, ODD, OCD, etc), chronic pain and traumatic injury, addiction, trauma, grief; Art-based play therapy for children; Arts-based processing and skills development for youth. I offer art therapy as a practical set of tools that leverage the creative process to explore and move through physical and mental barriers to health, peace and happiness.
(819) 307-8903
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Vancouver, BC V5N
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Reza Roodi Counselling & Consulting
Counsellor, MSc, RCC, GMBPsS
Verified
Verified
I understand it can be difficult to reach out for help, whether you or your loved ones are experiencing substance use issues, anxiety, depression, pornography issues, family conflict, or problems with interpersonal relationships.
As a Registered Clinical Counsellor/Psychotherapist with over 20 years of experience working with individuals, couples, and families, I use a client-centred, integrative approach to address the therapeutic goals of clients. No one should be defined by their diagnoses, and rather than placing emphasis on what is not working, I collaborate with clients to determine what actions can be taken to improve on their circumstances. All individuals exist along their own continuum of mental health, and with adequate supports and a focus on holistic well-being, every client can be nurtured towards growth and a healthier sense of self.
(604) 200-8346
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Vancouver, BC V5R
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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.