Mindfulness-Based (MBCT) Therapists in Vancouver, BC

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Lori Boland
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, BA CYC, MSW
Verified Verified
Vancouver, BC V6M
I have also trained in Mindful Self-Compassion, Mindfulness Counselling, Somatic approaches to Trauma Recovery and Solution-Focused Brief Therapy.
I am a compassionate, solution focused counsellor with over 25 years experience working in the field of mental health. My ultimate goal is to help my clients think better, feel better and connect better. My expertise is in the areas of mental health challenges, stress management, trauma and eating disorders.
I have also trained in Mindful Self-Compassion, Mindfulness Counselling, Somatic approaches to Trauma Recovery and Solution-Focused Brief Therapy.
I am a compassionate, solution focused counsellor with over 25 years experience working in the field of mental health. My ultimate goal is to help my clients think better, feel better and connect better. My expertise is in the areas of mental health challenges, stress management, trauma and eating disorders.
(709) 704-4233 View (709) 704-4233
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Karla Maranhao
Counsellor, MSc, RCC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Vancouver, BC V6J
I am grounded mainly in Psychodynamic Oriented Psychotherapy supplemented by my training in other modes of Psychotherapy such as: • Compassion Focused Therapy; • CBT (Cognitive Behavioral Therapy); • DBT (Dialectical Behavioral Therapy); • EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing); • Mindfulness Based Psychotherapy.
Would you like to learn how to make your emotions work for you? Are you having difficulty with a new stage in your life? I speak English, Portuguese and Spanish, and I have worked with clients of diverse cultural backgrounds for over 20 years. In addition to having a private practice I have worked for over 15 years with Vancouver Coastal Health in its Cross Cultural Program and the Mental Health and Substance Abuse Outpatient Services. You can book your own appointment now by clicking on the website button.
I am grounded mainly in Psychodynamic Oriented Psychotherapy supplemented by my training in other modes of Psychotherapy such as: • Compassion Focused Therapy; • CBT (Cognitive Behavioral Therapy); • DBT (Dialectical Behavioral Therapy); • EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing); • Mindfulness Based Psychotherapy.
Would you like to learn how to make your emotions work for you? Are you having difficulty with a new stage in your life? I speak English, Portuguese and Spanish, and I have worked with clients of diverse cultural backgrounds for over 20 years. In addition to having a private practice I have worked for over 15 years with Vancouver Coastal Health in its Cross Cultural Program and the Mental Health and Substance Abuse Outpatient Services. You can book your own appointment now by clicking on the website button.
(778) 766-4846 View (778) 766-4846
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Kara Ko
Counsellor, MSc, RCC
Verified Verified
6 Endorsed
Vancouver, BC V6S  (Online Only)
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 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.
(604) 243-2794 View (604) 243-2794
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Patricia Snider - Mindful Therapy
Counsellor, MA , CCC , RCC
Verified Verified
Vancouver, BC V6J  (Online Only)
I am a Mindfulness-Based practitioner, teacher, and therapist with an online practice.
Hi All, my name is Patricia (MA, CCC, RCC), I have 30+yrs of experience as a therapist. I am committed to helping people to develop ability to being self-compassionate by gently challenging the way you think to help regulate negative thoughts. I've worked with a wide range of clientele both multi-cultural and across the life span. I value your unique way of being in the world. Life has taught me about suffering and I'm aware of the uniqueness of suffering. I care about your desire to have a full life. Let's work together in a collaborative way to explore why you feel the way you do and learn to regulate your thoughts and emotions.
I am a Mindfulness-Based practitioner, teacher, and therapist with an online practice.
Hi All, my name is Patricia (MA, CCC, RCC), I have 30+yrs of experience as a therapist. I am committed to helping people to develop ability to being self-compassionate by gently challenging the way you think to help regulate negative thoughts. I've worked with a wide range of clientele both multi-cultural and across the life span. I value your unique way of being in the world. Life has taught me about suffering and I'm aware of the uniqueness of suffering. I care about your desire to have a full life. Let's work together in a collaborative way to explore why you feel the way you do and learn to regulate your thoughts and emotions.
(587) 801-7296 View (587) 801-7296
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Heather Benna
Counsellor, RPC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Vancouver, BC V6Z
Engaging mindfulness practices, clear thinking and somatic work we can change how we experience life circumstances.
If you feel alone, depressed/anxious and not ok; I'm here to help. Are you overwhelmed or depressed, out of control and lacking focus on how to get what you want out of life. If you've given so much to those around you and neglected yourself to the point of exhaustion or anger and resentment; I'm here to help. If you are feeling ready to give up on how things have been, now’s the time to talk about it and get support to design a better, brighter future. We will work together to help you become more of who you want to be. Design the life you want to live.
Engaging mindfulness practices, clear thinking and somatic work we can change how we experience life circumstances.
If you feel alone, depressed/anxious and not ok; I'm here to help. Are you overwhelmed or depressed, out of control and lacking focus on how to get what you want out of life. If you've given so much to those around you and neglected yourself to the point of exhaustion or anger and resentment; I'm here to help. If you are feeling ready to give up on how things have been, now’s the time to talk about it and get support to design a better, brighter future. We will work together to help you become more of who you want to be. Design the life you want to live.
(778) 765-3740 View (778) 765-3740
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Soraya Romao-Inglis
Counsellor, MC, RCC
Verified Verified
Vancouver, BC V6T  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
My approach as a trauma psychotherapist is multi-layered, drawing from a range of modalities, including but not limited to: Compassionate Inquiry (CI), Internal Family Systems (IFS), Somatic Experiencing (SE), Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), and mindfulness practices. I am also trained in psychedelics-assisted psychotherapy. This broad range of skills allows me to design the most individualized approach for each client’s unique needs. I have a particular interest in trauma, anxiety, addictions, depression, eating disorders, grief, and psychedelic integration.
My approach as a trauma psychotherapist is multi-layered, drawing from a range of modalities, including but not limited to: Compassionate Inquiry (CI), Internal Family Systems (IFS), Somatic Experiencing (SE), Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), and mindfulness practices. I am also trained in psychedelics-assisted psychotherapy. This broad range of skills allows me to design the most individualized approach for each client’s unique needs. I have a particular interest in trauma, anxiety, addictions, depression, eating disorders, grief, and psychedelic integration.
(249) 444-3449 View (249) 444-3449
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Stephanie Ng - Heartspace Counselling And Art Therapy
Counsellor, MCP-AT, RCC, CCC, PROF-AT, CPT
Verified Verified
8 Endorsed
Vancouver, BC V6B
I offer a range of somatic and expressive modalities to best suit your needs and goals: Art Therapy, Play Therapy, Sandtray and Sandplay Therapy, Mindfulness, EMDR, and Brainspotting in Gastown/online.
Currently accepting new clients for online/in-person sessions in Gastown, Downtown Vancouver in a therapeutic space known as Heartspace! If you are feeling blocked from joy or authenticity whether by stress, anxiety, negative cycles or Inner Critic, I warmly welcome you to work with me to reconnect with yourself in meaningful and creative ways. I work with children (aged 3+) and adults with anxiety, stress/burnout, trauma, and interpersonal/family issues; and empower BIPOC, women, university students and working individuals in their 20s to 30s explore personal growth, self-esteem, perfectionism, inner critic and imposter syndrome.
I offer a range of somatic and expressive modalities to best suit your needs and goals: Art Therapy, Play Therapy, Sandtray and Sandplay Therapy, Mindfulness, EMDR, and Brainspotting in Gastown/online.
Currently accepting new clients for online/in-person sessions in Gastown, Downtown Vancouver in a therapeutic space known as Heartspace! If you are feeling blocked from joy or authenticity whether by stress, anxiety, negative cycles or Inner Critic, I warmly welcome you to work with me to reconnect with yourself in meaningful and creative ways. I work with children (aged 3+) and adults with anxiety, stress/burnout, trauma, and interpersonal/family issues; and empower BIPOC, women, university students and working individuals in their 20s to 30s explore personal growth, self-esteem, perfectionism, inner critic and imposter syndrome.
(672) 906-0531 View (672) 906-0531
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Brett Richardson
Counsellor, MEd, CCC, RCC, RCT
Verified Verified
Vancouver, BC V5L
In addition to talk therapy, I am extensively practiced in mindfulness, and have been a personal trainer.
I draw on the commonalities that exist between therapeutic approaches, and am aligned with anti-oppression perspectives. I utilize deep, introspective practices and pragmatic, solution-oriented practices to help clients cultivate greater self-compassion; achieve greater effectiveness in their relationships and communities; and grow towards deeper fulfillment in their lives. I am also able to offer a truly holistic therapy, combining talk therapy, mindfulness, and movement. I am a good fit for those impacted by marginalization, those with shame and self-esteem challenges, those impacted by trauma and addiction, and for couples.
In addition to talk therapy, I am extensively practiced in mindfulness, and have been a personal trainer.
I draw on the commonalities that exist between therapeutic approaches, and am aligned with anti-oppression perspectives. I utilize deep, introspective practices and pragmatic, solution-oriented practices to help clients cultivate greater self-compassion; achieve greater effectiveness in their relationships and communities; and grow towards deeper fulfillment in their lives. I am also able to offer a truly holistic therapy, combining talk therapy, mindfulness, and movement. I am a good fit for those impacted by marginalization, those with shame and self-esteem challenges, those impacted by trauma and addiction, and for couples.
(855) 745-7474 View (855) 745-7474
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Laurier Chabot
Counsellor, MACP, CCC, RCC
Verified Verified
Vancouver, BC V6B  (Online Only)
I work from several therapeutic modalities including CBT, Mindfulness and EMDR.
Hello! If you or a loved one are looking to make the best of your current situation and/or feel stuck as to how to move forward in life, you can book a free 15 minute consultation with me to see if I can help. I provide counselling in both English and French online. My website: onaxiscounselling.com
I work from several therapeutic modalities including CBT, Mindfulness and EMDR.
Hello! If you or a loved one are looking to make the best of your current situation and/or feel stuck as to how to move forward in life, you can book a free 15 minute consultation with me to see if I can help. I provide counselling in both English and French online. My website: onaxiscounselling.com
(438) 500-9236 View (438) 500-9236
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Be Spoke Psychotherapy
Counsellor, BSc, MATS, MACP, RCC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Vancouver, BC V6J
Sessions draw upon approved therapies including mindfulness-based, and narrative, cognitive, and behavioural modalities.
Do you feel anxious or depressed or hopeless? Have you experienced a loss? Are you struggling with a lack of direction or purpose? Or, perhaps you are experiencing difficulty with others. I work with adults experiencing grief, anxiety, depression, and relationship issues. I have a decade of healthcare experience working with a diverse population of individuals and families experiencing traumatic grief, and loss.
Sessions draw upon approved therapies including mindfulness-based, and narrative, cognitive, and behavioural modalities.
Do you feel anxious or depressed or hopeless? Have you experienced a loss? Are you struggling with a lack of direction or purpose? Or, perhaps you are experiencing difficulty with others. I work with adults experiencing grief, anxiety, depression, and relationship issues. I have a decade of healthcare experience working with a diverse population of individuals and families experiencing traumatic grief, and loss.
(236) 599-6041 View (236) 599-6041
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Jenny Seongryung Lee
Counsellor, MCP-AT, RCC, CCC
Verified Verified
Vancouver, BC V6B  (Online Only)
I've completed training in Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction and believe in tailoring therapy to each individual's unique needs and experiences.
Hello, I'm Jenny, a compassionate counselor dedicated to providing support with warmth and professionalism. I specialize in helping adults with trauma, self-image, self-compassion, and relationship issues, as well as immigrant women and children dealing with acculturative stress and relationship matters. As a Korean Canadian now practicing in Korea, I offer telehealth services through Iceberg Counselling Inc.
I've completed training in Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction and believe in tailoring therapy to each individual's unique needs and experiences.
Hello, I'm Jenny, a compassionate counselor dedicated to providing support with warmth and professionalism. I specialize in helping adults with trauma, self-image, self-compassion, and relationship issues, as well as immigrant women and children dealing with acculturative stress and relationship matters. As a Korean Canadian now practicing in Korea, I offer telehealth services through Iceberg Counselling Inc.
(431) 340-7998 View (431) 340-7998
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Heather Webster
Counsellor, MEd, MA, RCC
Verified Verified
Vancouver, BC V6T
Areas of specialization include: Sensorimotor Psychotherapy, a somatic model for trauma and relational injuries; play therapy; parent support, separation and co-parenting; Mindfulness and CBT based therapies.
Welcome! Within a non-judgemental and trauma informed framework I strive to provide a safe, welcoming and compassionate space for clients. Whether you are looking to explore and heal the impact of the past, manage the present or envision the future therapy may be the next step on your journey. I am an RCC with a Masters in Counselling Psychology from UBC. I work with adults, youth, children, couples and families experiencing a range of challenges including recent or past trauma, domestic violence, anxiety, depression, struggles in personal or work relationships, parenting and family relationships, and co-parenting after separation.
Areas of specialization include: Sensorimotor Psychotherapy, a somatic model for trauma and relational injuries; play therapy; parent support, separation and co-parenting; Mindfulness and CBT based therapies.
Welcome! Within a non-judgemental and trauma informed framework I strive to provide a safe, welcoming and compassionate space for clients. Whether you are looking to explore and heal the impact of the past, manage the present or envision the future therapy may be the next step on your journey. I am an RCC with a Masters in Counselling Psychology from UBC. I work with adults, youth, children, couples and families experiencing a range of challenges including recent or past trauma, domestic violence, anxiety, depression, struggles in personal or work relationships, parenting and family relationships, and co-parenting after separation.
(778) 718-8428 View (778) 718-8428
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Premila Markan
Counsellor, MC, RCC, CCC
Verified Verified
Vancouver, BC V6Z
She uses a range of approaches from Narrative to Solution-Focused to Motivational Interviewing to Cognitive Behavioural & Dialectical Behavioural Talk Therapies and Meditation Mindfulness practices to help clients achieve the life goals they seek.
Person centred counselling with a caring and competent counsellor who is passionate about helping others. With a Master of Counselling degree and years of experience working with those in need, Premila is dedicated to empathizing, listening carefully and providing non-judgemental assistance to all of her clients.
She uses a range of approaches from Narrative to Solution-Focused to Motivational Interviewing to Cognitive Behavioural & Dialectical Behavioural Talk Therapies and Meditation Mindfulness practices to help clients achieve the life goals they seek.
Person centred counselling with a caring and competent counsellor who is passionate about helping others. With a Master of Counselling degree and years of experience working with those in need, Premila is dedicated to empathizing, listening carefully and providing non-judgemental assistance to all of her clients.
(604) 330-4049 View (604) 330-4049
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Susan Jean Alexander
Counsellor, MA, LMFT, RCC, E500RYT
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Vancouver, BC V6H  (Online Only)
My therapeutic work is drawn from a variety of modalities and practices that incorporate mindfulness, guided imagery, experiential, IFS, EMDR, DBT, trauma informed, transpersonal &inquiry.
When we are caught in our mind we cannot feel our own beingness" I am dedicated to working with individuals, families and couples who are experiencing a range of emotional and behavioral concerns. Through client-centered sessions I offer a practice that deeply focuses on a myriad of issues including, anxiety, PTSD, depression, trauma, challenges with transitions in life stages, as well as finding purpose and searching for greater meaning and happiness. I seek to provide a space that is safe and supportive, where one can connect to and experience their deepest self, be listened to and validated.
My therapeutic work is drawn from a variety of modalities and practices that incorporate mindfulness, guided imagery, experiential, IFS, EMDR, DBT, trauma informed, transpersonal &inquiry.
When we are caught in our mind we cannot feel our own beingness" I am dedicated to working with individuals, families and couples who are experiencing a range of emotional and behavioral concerns. Through client-centered sessions I offer a practice that deeply focuses on a myriad of issues including, anxiety, PTSD, depression, trauma, challenges with transitions in life stages, as well as finding purpose and searching for greater meaning and happiness. I seek to provide a space that is safe and supportive, where one can connect to and experience their deepest self, be listened to and validated.
(778) 800-6941 View (778) 800-6941
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Paul Griggs
Counsellor, MC, RCC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Vancouver, BC V6B  (Online Only)
I work with adults experiencing stress and anxiety, workplace stress, life changes, relationship challenges, and those interested in finding higher purpose and fulfilment. Together we will focus on your strengths and abilities to help make positive changes in your life. I use evidence-based modalities such as Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR), and Somatic therapy in my clinical sessions. Prior to clinical counselling I worked for many years in leadership positions in the workplace.
I work with adults experiencing stress and anxiety, workplace stress, life changes, relationship challenges, and those interested in finding higher purpose and fulfilment. Together we will focus on your strengths and abilities to help make positive changes in your life. I use evidence-based modalities such as Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR), and Somatic therapy in my clinical sessions. Prior to clinical counselling I worked for many years in leadership positions in the workplace.
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Jocelyn Gallagher
Registered Psychotherapist, MACP, RP
Verified Verified
Vancouver, BC V6Z
Mindfulness Based Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT).
Life taught me that unexpected circumstances are opportunities for self-discovery and growth. A good therapeutic relationship is key to feeling comfortable in counselling. While psychotherapy can include a variety of evidence-based treatment approaches, finding a therapist that is the right fit for your style and needs is very important. Research shows that the client-counsellor rapport can be just as therapeutic as the type of therapy. Clients can expect a friendly, calm person working with curiosity, respect and openness. I am here to listen to you without judgment and with a genuine desire to support your growth and wellbeing.
Mindfulness Based Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT).
Life taught me that unexpected circumstances are opportunities for self-discovery and growth. A good therapeutic relationship is key to feeling comfortable in counselling. While psychotherapy can include a variety of evidence-based treatment approaches, finding a therapist that is the right fit for your style and needs is very important. Research shows that the client-counsellor rapport can be just as therapeutic as the type of therapy. Clients can expect a friendly, calm person working with curiosity, respect and openness. I am here to listen to you without judgment and with a genuine desire to support your growth and wellbeing.
(587) 571-6808 View (587) 571-6808
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Trevor Walsh
Counsellor, MA, RCC, SEP
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Vancouver, BC V5L
My approach combines a strong focus on a supportive, trauma-informed counselling relationship, informed by mindfulness (MBCT), somatic approaches, and exploring habitual character patterns (primarily via the Enneagram).
I support those who are seeking not only to better understand their underlying patterns but also to actively improve their quality of life with a safe, supportive and collaborative counselling relationship. Issues that I help with include healing from traumatic loss, recovering from the effects of childhood trauma, relationship abuse, and other difficult life events. I also work extensively with issues around emotional regulation, boundary setting, anxiety, depression and substance misuse. Even when your struggles originate from severe adversity and trauma, you can grow, not only despite adversity, but because of it.
My approach combines a strong focus on a supportive, trauma-informed counselling relationship, informed by mindfulness (MBCT), somatic approaches, and exploring habitual character patterns (primarily via the Enneagram).
I support those who are seeking not only to better understand their underlying patterns but also to actively improve their quality of life with a safe, supportive and collaborative counselling relationship. Issues that I help with include healing from traumatic loss, recovering from the effects of childhood trauma, relationship abuse, and other difficult life events. I also work extensively with issues around emotional regulation, boundary setting, anxiety, depression and substance misuse. Even when your struggles originate from severe adversity and trauma, you can grow, not only despite adversity, but because of it.
(587) 819-0249 View (587) 819-0249
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Sharon Lynn Dinur
Counsellor, MA, RCC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Vancouver, BC V5Y
Although there is no-one-size fits all strategy to support the process of self-growth, my background is in evidence-based approaches such as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Mindfulness Techniques.
My ideal client would be someone who is willing to examine and understand their own potentially limiting narrative, which we all have. This disposition allows us to open up new ways of thinking which in turn promotes motivation, inner-strength and a sense of empowerment. Together, we can start to apply these internal adjustments to their external life in order to achieve their goals. To facilitate this, I like to give manageable homework. For example, I may have my client identify their specific unhelpful thought pattern, re-frame it and apply it tangibly to outside relationships.
Although there is no-one-size fits all strategy to support the process of self-growth, my background is in evidence-based approaches such as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Mindfulness Techniques.
My ideal client would be someone who is willing to examine and understand their own potentially limiting narrative, which we all have. This disposition allows us to open up new ways of thinking which in turn promotes motivation, inner-strength and a sense of empowerment. Together, we can start to apply these internal adjustments to their external life in order to achieve their goals. To facilitate this, I like to give manageable homework. For example, I may have my client identify their specific unhelpful thought pattern, re-frame it and apply it tangibly to outside relationships.
(506) 802-9257 View (506) 802-9257
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Qua Le
Counsellor, RCC, MEd, BA
Verified Verified
Vancouver, BC V5K  (Online Only)
I relate to mindfulness practices and meditation to connect with our unconscious selves.
Seeking support is sign of courageousness and strength. When we face challenging times, difficult emotions can leave us feeling alone and overwhelmed. Ideally, such times are opportunities to deepen our understanding of ourselves and of the lessons that have been presented to us. This path is a process of expressing our feelings, exploring our inner lives, and discovering our true and authentic natures. I believe that our well-being is rooted within us, although finding it can be complex therefore making growth difficult to experience.
I relate to mindfulness practices and meditation to connect with our unconscious selves.
Seeking support is sign of courageousness and strength. When we face challenging times, difficult emotions can leave us feeling alone and overwhelmed. Ideally, such times are opportunities to deepen our understanding of ourselves and of the lessons that have been presented to us. This path is a process of expressing our feelings, exploring our inner lives, and discovering our true and authentic natures. I believe that our well-being is rooted within us, although finding it can be complex therefore making growth difficult to experience.
(604) 332-4932 View (604) 332-4932
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Nicole Marcia
Counsellor, MA, MC, RCC, C-IAYT
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Vancouver, BC V6A
In our work, we may draw from EMDR, Yoga Therapy, Mindfulness, and Narrative Therapy.
Do you have intrusive memories or flashbacks of a traumatic event? Is it difficult to trust others or feel safe? Do you feel a sense of hopelessness or a lack of purpose in your life? Do you want to feel more energized and more safely embodied? In a safe and supportive environment, you can heal from trauma, anxiety, depression, and grief. While it can be difficult to recover from sexual assault or substance use disorders, you are not alone. In our work, you can expect trauma-informed, feminist, LGBTQ2+ affirming, culturally aware therapy. I look forward to hearing your story. Reach out today for a complimentary consultation.
In our work, we may draw from EMDR, Yoga Therapy, Mindfulness, and Narrative Therapy.
Do you have intrusive memories or flashbacks of a traumatic event? Is it difficult to trust others or feel safe? Do you feel a sense of hopelessness or a lack of purpose in your life? Do you want to feel more energized and more safely embodied? In a safe and supportive environment, you can heal from trauma, anxiety, depression, and grief. While it can be difficult to recover from sexual assault or substance use disorders, you are not alone. In our work, you can expect trauma-informed, feminist, LGBTQ2+ affirming, culturally aware therapy. I look forward to hearing your story. Reach out today for a complimentary consultation.
(579) 600-1014 View (579) 600-1014

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Mindfulness-Based (MBCT) Counsellors

How does mindfulness-based cognitive therapy work?

Mindfulness-based cognitive therapy originated in the work of John Kabat-Zinn of the University of Massachusetts Medical School. He developed mindfulness-based stress reduction, which is a technique found in yoga and meditation. MBCT is a combination of this type of stress reduction and cognitive behavioral therapy; it essentially quiets emotional distress through mindfulness, utilizing proper breathing and meditation. These techniques aim to bring the individual into the present moment when in a state of distress.

When do I know if I need treatment with mindfulness-based cognitive therapy?

If an individual’s mind is filled with emotional distress and general negativity, the person may feel trapped. A mindfulness-based cognitive therapist can help a person change their thinking patterns as well as their behaviour through calm acceptance and compassion. This therapy can provide an individual with the coping skills needed for a healthier and more constructive life.

What should I expect from mindfulness-based cognitive therapy?

This therapy often takes place in group sessions. A therapist will work with the group as well as with each individual. Meditation and breathing exercises are core practices that aim to invite inquiry and discovery into a person’s troubled mental state. The objective is to identify and lessen negative thoughts and behaviours and move toward optimal health and productivity. The individual will see life in a more realistic way. This therapy is supportive, accepting, and warm.

Is mindfulness-based cognitive therapy effective?

Mindfulness-based cognitive therapy is evidence-based and effective. One study found that people with major depressive disorder have benefitted from this type of therapy; the person accepts their distressed thoughts and also moves into healthier patterns of thinking. This therapy also aims to move an individual away from automatic negative responses. This type of therapy can bring a person lifelong change, with higher levels of satisfaction, less stress, as well as positive emotional and behavioural habits.