Sexual Abuse Therapists in Vancouver, BC

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Nancy Aguirre
Counsellor, MACP, RCC, EMDR-CT, RCHt
Verified Verified
Vancouver, BC V6B
PTSD or Trauma related to stressful life changes, psychological / emotional / physical childhood abuse, neglect, rejection, abandonment, exploitation, sexual abuse, incest or witnessing family violence could result in experiencing distorted perceptions, emotions, beliefs and meanings about life. Trauma freezes the traumatic experience in the nervous system creating unhelpful thinking, negative self-assessment, and self-defeating / self-sacrificing behaviours. These conditions can affect your capacity to tolerate and adapt to life's ups and downs; to break old patterns that hold you back; to avoid engaging in risky behaviours/situations; and to avoid re-enacting your past traumas over and over.
PTSD or Trauma related to stressful life changes, psychological / emotional / physical childhood abuse, neglect, rejection, abandonment, exploitation, sexual abuse, incest or witnessing family violence could result in experiencing distorted perceptions, emotions, beliefs and meanings about life. Trauma freezes the traumatic experience in the nervous system creating unhelpful thinking, negative self-assessment, and self-defeating / self-sacrificing behaviours. These conditions can affect your capacity to tolerate and adapt to life's ups and downs; to break old patterns that hold you back; to avoid engaging in risky behaviours/situations; and to avoid re-enacting your past traumas over and over.
(866) 268-0877 View (866) 268-0877
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Rebecca Berman
Registered Social Worker, BSW
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Vancouver, BC V6Z
Using an EMDR approach, I support survivors of sexual abuse/violence, childhood trauma, flashbacks, anxiety, depression, setting boundaries and other relationship challenges.
Trauma impacts how we see the world, navigate through our experiences, and connect with others. You are not the product of a single experience or relationship but sometimes one experience can feel so overwhelming that it overtakes over all others. Together, you can start to dream about what life will look like if this problem or memory is no longer an obstacle.
Using an EMDR approach, I support survivors of sexual abuse/violence, childhood trauma, flashbacks, anxiety, depression, setting boundaries and other relationship challenges.
Trauma impacts how we see the world, navigate through our experiences, and connect with others. You are not the product of a single experience or relationship but sometimes one experience can feel so overwhelming that it overtakes over all others. Together, you can start to dream about what life will look like if this problem or memory is no longer an obstacle.
(450) 232-2901 View (450) 232-2901
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Emma Cox
Counsellor, MEd, RCC
Verified Verified
Vancouver, BC V5V
I specialize in trauma counselling, particularly in the areas of sexual abuse, childhood abuse & neglect, and intimate partner violence.
You've felt the weight of expectations to conform to other’s standards of who you “should” be for as long as you can remember. It might feel extra draining as the pressure comes from multiple sources- perhaps from family, friends, religion, school, or society. You’re fed up with spinning in the same circles and experiencing the same internal conflict; parts of you are done with feeling unseen and misunderstood, while other parts of you have concerns about being a burden or have fears about being perceived. Together, let's create a space where you don't need anyone's approval or to be anything other than exactly who you are.
I specialize in trauma counselling, particularly in the areas of sexual abuse, childhood abuse & neglect, and intimate partner violence.
You've felt the weight of expectations to conform to other’s standards of who you “should” be for as long as you can remember. It might feel extra draining as the pressure comes from multiple sources- perhaps from family, friends, religion, school, or society. You’re fed up with spinning in the same circles and experiencing the same internal conflict; parts of you are done with feeling unseen and misunderstood, while other parts of you have concerns about being a burden or have fears about being perceived. Together, let's create a space where you don't need anyone's approval or to be anything other than exactly who you are.
(825) 606-0765 View (825) 606-0765
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Devin Chen
Counsellor, MCP, RCC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Vancouver, BC V6K  (Online Only)
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.
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 View (778) 949-9031
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Kajsa Futrell
Counsellor, RTC
Verified Verified
Vancouver, BC V5X
Are you tired of feeling invisible and powerless? Are you tired of hurting, feeling depressed, and hopeless and that you don't matter? Do you long to feel safe and connected? As a result of healing my own childhood trauma from sexual abuse, I now specialise in supporting people, in a trauma informed way, as they navigate the confusion of living with adversities, and trauma. I am passionate about guiding people to a place of living instead of merely surviving. The truth is that our adversities actually become windows to learning how to live magnificently. We are not what was done to us!
Are you tired of feeling invisible and powerless? Are you tired of hurting, feeling depressed, and hopeless and that you don't matter? Do you long to feel safe and connected? As a result of healing my own childhood trauma from sexual abuse, I now specialise in supporting people, in a trauma informed way, as they navigate the confusion of living with adversities, and trauma. I am passionate about guiding people to a place of living instead of merely surviving. The truth is that our adversities actually become windows to learning how to live magnificently. We are not what was done to us!
(365) 800-6144 View (365) 800-6144
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Lake & Associates Inc.
Counsellor, MEd, CCC
Verified Verified
Vancouver, BC V6G
Car accident, bank robbery, home invasion, torture, sexual abuse, and neglect are all forms of trauma that I have worked with.
Change! If you want to change your relationships, feel better about yourself, enjoy life more, and overcome the debilitating effects of past trauma, now is the time to transform your life. Hi, I'm Steven Lake and I have been assisting people to improve their lives for 25+ years. The first step in making change is often the scariest. If you have any questions or just want to get a sense of who I am, please contact me by email or phone for a free initial consult. I look forward to working with you to create change in your life.
Car accident, bank robbery, home invasion, torture, sexual abuse, and neglect are all forms of trauma that I have worked with.
Change! If you want to change your relationships, feel better about yourself, enjoy life more, and overcome the debilitating effects of past trauma, now is the time to transform your life. Hi, I'm Steven Lake and I have been assisting people to improve their lives for 25+ years. The first step in making change is often the scariest. If you have any questions or just want to get a sense of who I am, please contact me by email or phone for a free initial consult. I look forward to working with you to create change in your life.
(855) 522-0813 View (855) 522-0813
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Sean Heaslip Counselling
Counsellor, MA, RCC
Verified Verified
5 Endorsed
Vancouver, BC V6C  (Online Only)
Not accepting new clients
I am a Registered Clinical Counsellor holding a Master's degree in Counselling psychology, and a current PhD candidate in Counselling Psychology at UBC completing my pre-doctoral internship year. My PhD education has increased to my clinical effectiveness, and will lead to registration as a psychologist after graduation. Much of my clinical experience has been trauma focused, providing individual/group counselling to survivors of sexual abuse as well as clients experiencing issues with depression, anxiety, gender identity, grief and loss, disability, emotional regulation, identity, relationship, communication and family.
I am a Registered Clinical Counsellor holding a Master's degree in Counselling psychology, and a current PhD candidate in Counselling Psychology at UBC completing my pre-doctoral internship year. My PhD education has increased to my clinical effectiveness, and will lead to registration as a psychologist after graduation. Much of my clinical experience has been trauma focused, providing individual/group counselling to survivors of sexual abuse as well as clients experiencing issues with depression, anxiety, gender identity, grief and loss, disability, emotional regulation, identity, relationship, communication and family.
(604) 332-1421 View (604) 332-1421
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Nicole Marcia
Counsellor, MA, MC, RCC, C-IAYT
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Vancouver, BC V6A
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.
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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Kirsten Harding
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW, EMDR
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Vancouver, BC V6B  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
I bring empathy, warmth, and collaboration as a therapist and aim to create meaningful connections through the safe exploration of experiences shaping your life. I have worked extensively with anxiety, depression, trauma (including childhood trauma), sexual assault/abuse, grief/loss, relationship/family issues, stress, as well as chronic and acute health issues. I also have a heartfelt interest, and post-graduate training, in working with individuals and couples impacted by infertility and perinatal/postpartum mental health. I bring 15 years of experience and work with adults (individuals and couples) and teens.
I bring empathy, warmth, and collaboration as a therapist and aim to create meaningful connections through the safe exploration of experiences shaping your life. I have worked extensively with anxiety, depression, trauma (including childhood trauma), sexual assault/abuse, grief/loss, relationship/family issues, stress, as well as chronic and acute health issues. I also have a heartfelt interest, and post-graduate training, in working with individuals and couples impacted by infertility and perinatal/postpartum mental health. I bring 15 years of experience and work with adults (individuals and couples) and teens.
(825) 251-6408 View (825) 251-6408
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Katrina Topping Counselling
RSW, MSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Vancouver, BC V5N  (Online Only)
I primarily work with folks in LGBTQIA2S+ communities, people who are neurodivergent, and people have experienced trauma, including sexual assault, abuse, death, and experiences of ongoing oppression.
I believe we contain multitudes within us, and many parts that make up who we are. Sometimes though, experiences in our lives make us close off from, hide, squish, contort and/or cut off from parts of who we are, especially those that do not fit the normative ideas of how we are “supposed” to be in our society, including around race, gender, gender expression, sexuality, class, neurotype, body size, nationality, relationship-structures, disability and more. I’m a Registered Social Worker, and I provide counselling from trauma-informed, collaborative, and anti-oppressive approaches.
I primarily work with folks in LGBTQIA2S+ communities, people who are neurodivergent, and people have experienced trauma, including sexual assault, abuse, death, and experiences of ongoing oppression.
I believe we contain multitudes within us, and many parts that make up who we are. Sometimes though, experiences in our lives make us close off from, hide, squish, contort and/or cut off from parts of who we are, especially those that do not fit the normative ideas of how we are “supposed” to be in our society, including around race, gender, gender expression, sexuality, class, neurotype, body size, nationality, relationship-structures, disability and more. I’m a Registered Social Worker, and I provide counselling from trauma-informed, collaborative, and anti-oppressive approaches.
(778) 860-4049 View (778) 860-4049
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Alexia Dyer
Registered Psychotherapist, MA
Verified Verified
Vancouver, BC V5L
While I am happy to connect with you over any difficulty, there are areas where I have more extensive experience including: boundary setting, self-esteem, shame, anger, depression, anxiety, sexual & reproductive health, relationship structures, blended families, sexual & gender identities, sexual assault trauma, intimate partner violence, workplace harassment, burnout.
All of my professional work has been rooted in advocating for others, community building, and supporting healing and growth. I have fifteen years of experience working in violence prevention, trauma counselling and restorative justice. My work with survivors offers me a trauma-informed analysis and approach that is open and non-judgmental. I provide care within an anti-oppressive, feminist, queer, and sex-positive framework. I welcome people whose lives and identities are not often recognized or valued in the mainstream. I welcome you.
While I am happy to connect with you over any difficulty, there are areas where I have more extensive experience including: boundary setting, self-esteem, shame, anger, depression, anxiety, sexual & reproductive health, relationship structures, blended families, sexual & gender identities, sexual assault trauma, intimate partner violence, workplace harassment, burnout.
All of my professional work has been rooted in advocating for others, community building, and supporting healing and growth. I have fifteen years of experience working in violence prevention, trauma counselling and restorative justice. My work with survivors offers me a trauma-informed analysis and approach that is open and non-judgmental. I provide care within an anti-oppressive, feminist, queer, and sex-positive framework. I welcome people whose lives and identities are not often recognized or valued in the mainstream. I welcome you.
(647) 360-8146 View (647) 360-8146
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Daniel Kline
Counsellor, MA, MCP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Vancouver, BC V5Z
I was a therapist and the Executive Director at the BC Society for Male Survivors of Sexual Abuse.
Welcome, my name is Daniel Kline and I am a clinical counsellor working in Vancouver, British Columbia. In my sessions with clients, I always approach things from a compassionate, ethical, and inclusive perspective. I am currently working as a sex and relationship therapist in private practice and also as an associate with Dr. Bianca Rucker. My specialty areas include consensual non-monogamy, kink, and differences of desire. I have also supported folks exploring, transitioning, and asserting authentic gender expression for themselves.
I was a therapist and the Executive Director at the BC Society for Male Survivors of Sexual Abuse.
Welcome, my name is Daniel Kline and I am a clinical counsellor working in Vancouver, British Columbia. In my sessions with clients, I always approach things from a compassionate, ethical, and inclusive perspective. I am currently working as a sex and relationship therapist in private practice and also as an associate with Dr. Bianca Rucker. My specialty areas include consensual non-monogamy, kink, and differences of desire. I have also supported folks exploring, transitioning, and asserting authentic gender expression for themselves.
(825) 808-0530 View (825) 808-0530
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Kalie Brown
Counsellor, MCP, RCC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Vancouver, BC V6B
I work with trauma, PTSD, and Survivors of sexual assault and domestic violence.
I offer counselling to self-identifying women, men, and folks who are gender non-conforming. I seek to provide a space of authenticity, safety and groundedness where clients feel safe to explore their inner experiences. I believe each person has the capability to heal and warrants having someone with them on the journey through the exploration and discovery of their authentic self.
I work with trauma, PTSD, and Survivors of sexual assault and domestic violence.
I offer counselling to self-identifying women, men, and folks who are gender non-conforming. I seek to provide a space of authenticity, safety and groundedness where clients feel safe to explore their inner experiences. I believe each person has the capability to heal and warrants having someone with them on the journey through the exploration and discovery of their authentic self.
(778) 654-2727 View (778) 654-2727
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Counselling with Monica
Counsellor, MA, RCC
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Vancouver, BC V6C
I work with issues such as dissatisfying relationships or dating trouble, healing after a breakup, anxiety and depression, body image and food issues, difficult friendships, decision making, burnout, sexual assault, abortion or pregnancy loss, boundary setting, bi-cultural identities, and spirituality.
I work specifically with women (teens and adults). My one-on-one approach offers deep emotional support and a safe space to explore your challenges and hopes. Many of my clients are successful and vibrant externally (professionals, students, mothers) but they face some deeper internal challenges. Perhaps it is hard to understand why this issue persists despite your ability to manage so well in other areas of your life. I will support you to live the life you envisioned for yourself, free from unnecessary emotional difficulties.
I work with issues such as dissatisfying relationships or dating trouble, healing after a breakup, anxiety and depression, body image and food issues, difficult friendships, decision making, burnout, sexual assault, abortion or pregnancy loss, boundary setting, bi-cultural identities, and spirituality.
I work specifically with women (teens and adults). My one-on-one approach offers deep emotional support and a safe space to explore your challenges and hopes. Many of my clients are successful and vibrant externally (professionals, students, mothers) but they face some deeper internal challenges. Perhaps it is hard to understand why this issue persists despite your ability to manage so well in other areas of your life. I will support you to live the life you envisioned for yourself, free from unnecessary emotional difficulties.
(604) 330-0789 View (604) 330-0789
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Tammam El-Khodor
Counsellor, Reg OT, MRSc, MEd, RCC, CCC
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Vancouver, BC V6J
I have diverse clinical skills with a special focus on anxiety, depression, trauma, concussions and brain injuries, PTSD, and men's survivors of sexual abuse.
I work with individuals and couples who seek to improve their mental health and relationships. I work with individuals, who experienced trauma, struggling with anxiety, and/ or seeking meaning to life events. My unique life experience exposed me to different cultures and ways of living, which included the Middle East, Europe, and North America. I believe that relationships, mental health, and behaviors are better understood when body, mind, and context are examined simultaneously. I work with my clients to navigate through their experiences, including their spirituality, to create helpful meanings in their lives.
I have diverse clinical skills with a special focus on anxiety, depression, trauma, concussions and brain injuries, PTSD, and men's survivors of sexual abuse.
I work with individuals and couples who seek to improve their mental health and relationships. I work with individuals, who experienced trauma, struggling with anxiety, and/ or seeking meaning to life events. My unique life experience exposed me to different cultures and ways of living, which included the Middle East, Europe, and North America. I believe that relationships, mental health, and behaviors are better understood when body, mind, and context are examined simultaneously. I work with my clients to navigate through their experiences, including their spirituality, to create helpful meanings in their lives.
(778) 403-5273 View (778) 403-5273
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Sharon Zack
Counsellor, MA, RCC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Vancouver, BC V6B
For over a decade, I have been helping people with: anxiety, depression, disordered eating, body image concerns, self-esteem, developmental trauma, sexual abuse, PTSD, parenting, and gender and sexuality issues.
Are you longing to feel more connection and satisfaction in your relationships? Are you often feeling sad or anxious? Many of my clients may present to others thar they’re functioning well, but inwardly they may be feeling anxious, alone, and overwhelmed. I am here to support you on your journey to finding more peace, contentment and authenticity in your life and relationships.
For over a decade, I have been helping people with: anxiety, depression, disordered eating, body image concerns, self-esteem, developmental trauma, sexual abuse, PTSD, parenting, and gender and sexuality issues.
Are you longing to feel more connection and satisfaction in your relationships? Are you often feeling sad or anxious? Many of my clients may present to others thar they’re functioning well, but inwardly they may be feeling anxious, alone, and overwhelmed. I am here to support you on your journey to finding more peace, contentment and authenticity in your life and relationships.
(506) 497-5731 View (506) 497-5731
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Claudette Alain
Counsellor, MEd, MA, RCC, CCC
Verified Verified
Vancouver, BC V5Z
My areas of treatment include: Adult and Early Childhood Trauma, Male and Female Survivors of Sexual Abuse, Couples Counselling, Parent-Child Relationships, Career Transitions, Anxiety, Depression, Low Self-Esteem, Loss, ADHD, Autism Spectrum Disorder, Grief, Senior Issues, LGBTQ awareness, Eating Disorders, Educational Counselling.
Developing a new relationship with your inner world can feel overwhelming and almost impossible at times. It is important to find a therapist that can help you explore your concerns with care, attention and support. My approach to psychotherapy is based on many years of training in both psychology and education. My passion for psychology led me to private practice after 20 years in the education sector. My role as a Principal of French Immersion Schools helps me establish strong therapeutic alliances with clients based on diverse interpersonal skills and a passion for the human condition.
My areas of treatment include: Adult and Early Childhood Trauma, Male and Female Survivors of Sexual Abuse, Couples Counselling, Parent-Child Relationships, Career Transitions, Anxiety, Depression, Low Self-Esteem, Loss, ADHD, Autism Spectrum Disorder, Grief, Senior Issues, LGBTQ awareness, Eating Disorders, Educational Counselling.
Developing a new relationship with your inner world can feel overwhelming and almost impossible at times. It is important to find a therapist that can help you explore your concerns with care, attention and support. My approach to psychotherapy is based on many years of training in both psychology and education. My passion for psychology led me to private practice after 20 years in the education sector. My role as a Principal of French Immersion Schools helps me establish strong therapeutic alliances with clients based on diverse interpersonal skills and a passion for the human condition.
(819) 201-6655 View (819) 201-6655
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Vanessa Fernando Counselling
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Vancouver, BC V6B
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.
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 View (604) 373-0416
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Danielle Holtjer
Counsellor, RCC, MCP
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Vancouver, BC V6B  (Online Only)
I’ve received my EMDR certificate, Critical Incident Stress Management certificate, and Childhood Sexual Abuse Certificate from the Justice Institute of BC, as well as completed DBT training, Sensory Motor classes, and others.
Hi I’m Dani and I’m a Registered Clinical Counsellor and Clinical Director at Skylark Counselling! I have worked in the counselling field for over a decade and have had the pleasure of gaining hands-on experience across a wide range of topics, such as ADHD, substance use, relationships, eating disorders, anxiety/depression, and various traumas. My clients in the past have described me as an open, genuine counsellor who is honest and to-the-point. I like to approach challenges from a variety of different perspectives to work collaboratively with my clients towards solutions-focused goals.
I’ve received my EMDR certificate, Critical Incident Stress Management certificate, and Childhood Sexual Abuse Certificate from the Justice Institute of BC, as well as completed DBT training, Sensory Motor classes, and others.
Hi I’m Dani and I’m a Registered Clinical Counsellor and Clinical Director at Skylark Counselling! I have worked in the counselling field for over a decade and have had the pleasure of gaining hands-on experience across a wide range of topics, such as ADHD, substance use, relationships, eating disorders, anxiety/depression, and various traumas. My clients in the past have described me as an open, genuine counsellor who is honest and to-the-point. I like to approach challenges from a variety of different perspectives to work collaboratively with my clients towards solutions-focused goals.
(604) 265-7815 View (604) 265-7815
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Nicole Brand-Cousy
Counsellor, MA, RCC
Verified Verified
Vancouver, BC V6B
Not accepting new clients
Welcome! Whether you’d like to be kinder to yourself, feel more authentically you, or find more ease and contentment within your relationships, I can help. Many of my clients are professionals, creatives or care providers who function well overall, but still struggle with anxiety, self-doubt, chronic stress or painful relationship issues that get in the way of experiencing all that they hope for in life. Others have been deeply impacted by trauma, sexual assault, loss, societal and family dysfunction endured throughout life, and seek support that is holistic, patient, and focused on their strengths and capacity for deeper healing.
Welcome! Whether you’d like to be kinder to yourself, feel more authentically you, or find more ease and contentment within your relationships, I can help. Many of my clients are professionals, creatives or care providers who function well overall, but still struggle with anxiety, self-doubt, chronic stress or painful relationship issues that get in the way of experiencing all that they hope for in life. Others have been deeply impacted by trauma, sexual assault, loss, societal and family dysfunction endured throughout life, and seek support that is holistic, patient, and focused on their strengths and capacity for deeper healing.
(778) 860-4417 View (778) 860-4417
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Keely Honeywill
Registered Social Worker, MSc, MSW, RSW, BSW
Verified Verified
Vancouver, BC V6Z
My areas of experience include supporting clients with trauma, anxiety, body image, sexual assault, self worth, eating disorders and grief.
Hi there, nice to meet you! There are a lot of therapists on here and it can be hard to know where to start, so to help you work out if I might be the right fit, here are some headline facts about me: I am proudly LGBTQ2SI+ friendly, an intersectional feminist and strengths based counsellor. I work using a trauma informed approach and believe that clients are the experts of their own lives so I believe the best thing I can do is create a non-judgemental space for them. I love to laugh, run, drink tea and am open about choosing not to have children in a world that makes that difficult.
My areas of experience include supporting clients with trauma, anxiety, body image, sexual assault, self worth, eating disorders and grief.
Hi there, nice to meet you! There are a lot of therapists on here and it can be hard to know where to start, so to help you work out if I might be the right fit, here are some headline facts about me: I am proudly LGBTQ2SI+ friendly, an intersectional feminist and strengths based counsellor. I work using a trauma informed approach and believe that clients are the experts of their own lives so I believe the best thing I can do is create a non-judgemental space for them. I love to laugh, run, drink tea and am open about choosing not to have children in a world that makes that difficult.
(343) 453-1779 View (343) 453-1779
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Kirsten Harding
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW, EMDR
Verified Verified
Vancouver, BC V5Y
Waitlist for new clients
I bring empathy, warmth, and collaboration as a therapist and aim to create meaningful connections through the safe exploration of experiences shaping your life. I have worked extensively with anxiety, depression, trauma (including childhood trauma), sexual assault/abuse, grief/loss, relationship/family issues, stress, as well as chronic and acute health issues. I also have a heartfelt interest, and post-graduate training, in working with individuals and couples impacted by infertility and perinatal/postpartum mental health. I bring over 15 years of experience and work with adults (individuals and couples) and teens.
I bring empathy, warmth, and collaboration as a therapist and aim to create meaningful connections through the safe exploration of experiences shaping your life. I have worked extensively with anxiety, depression, trauma (including childhood trauma), sexual assault/abuse, grief/loss, relationship/family issues, stress, as well as chronic and acute health issues. I also have a heartfelt interest, and post-graduate training, in working with individuals and couples impacted by infertility and perinatal/postpartum mental health. I bring over 15 years of experience and work with adults (individuals and couples) and teens.
(587) 206-9769 View (587) 206-9769
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Jade Counselling & Wellness
Counsellor, MA, MACP, RCC, EMDR
Verified Verified
7 Endorsed
Vancouver, BC V6H
Do you feel emotionally exhausted trying to figure out your life, career and relationships? Are you overwhelmed by anxiety, obsession and panic attacks? Have you experienced physical or sexual abuse, abandonment or neglect? Do you feel disconnected from yourself and others? Are you struggling with cultural dissonance, racism, oppression, separation or grief? We believe it shouldn’t be so hard to live a healthy life. People can change, there is hope and answers. Let's walk together towards wellness; and celebrate your successes along the way in an inclusive, safe space with in-person or virtual appointments to suit your schedule.
Do you feel emotionally exhausted trying to figure out your life, career and relationships? Are you overwhelmed by anxiety, obsession and panic attacks? Have you experienced physical or sexual abuse, abandonment or neglect? Do you feel disconnected from yourself and others? Are you struggling with cultural dissonance, racism, oppression, separation or grief? We believe it shouldn’t be so hard to live a healthy life. People can change, there is hope and answers. Let's walk together towards wellness; and celebrate your successes along the way in an inclusive, safe space with in-person or virtual appointments to suit your schedule.
(604) 332-3370 View (604) 332-3370
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Saeed Behckam
Counsellor, RCC, MSc, CCPA, APA
Verified Verified
Vancouver, BC V6E
Seyyed Saeed Behckam ֎ Master of Clinical Psychology & Registered Clinical Counsellor (RCC) ֎ Member of American Psychological Association (APA) ֎ Member of Canadian Counselling And Psychotherapy Association (CCPA) Σ Treatment and counseling regarding: Depression - Sex therapy - Immigration - Couple therapy and sexual dysfunctions- Childhood traumas - Anxiety - Obsession - life journey- Social traumas - Family relations - Relationship problems with teenage children - Drug use - Sexual abuse- Stress and diseases - ADHD-Traumatic relationships - I also work with lawyers' clients of family court
Seyyed Saeed Behckam ֎ Master of Clinical Psychology & Registered Clinical Counsellor (RCC) ֎ Member of American Psychological Association (APA) ֎ Member of Canadian Counselling And Psychotherapy Association (CCPA) Σ Treatment and counseling regarding: Depression - Sex therapy - Immigration - Couple therapy and sexual dysfunctions- Childhood traumas - Anxiety - Obsession - life journey- Social traumas - Family relations - Relationship problems with teenage children - Drug use - Sexual abuse- Stress and diseases - ADHD-Traumatic relationships - I also work with lawyers' clients of family court
(289) 778-5451 View (289) 778-5451
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Emilie Kemlo Psychologist -Active Practice
Psychologist, MA, R, Psych, ACTIVE, PRACTIC
Verified Verified
Vancouver, BC V6J
All clients wear a negative psychological suit of armor to protect ourselves from the 5 basic wounds of childhoood; Abandonment, Neglect, Rejection, Denial, Physical Abuse and Sexual Abuse.
Emilie Kemlo, Psychologist is a dedicated specialist in emotionally based trauma release work for 36 years with all ages,nationalities, and income levels, using a sliding scale fee, low rates and immediate availability. She is registered with College of Psychologists of BC, worked at Counseling Center of Tokyo, Tokyo International University, and in Vancouver and Victoria, B.C. with a deep understanding of all psychological issues, both Western, First Nations and multicultural Asian issues in health, sex, work and relationships. She was a founding teacher of BC School of Art Therapy, Victoria, and uses Bioenergetic Analysis, visual language and various psychotherapeutic approaches.
All clients wear a negative psychological suit of armor to protect ourselves from the 5 basic wounds of childhoood; Abandonment, Neglect, Rejection, Denial, Physical Abuse and Sexual Abuse.
Emilie Kemlo, Psychologist is a dedicated specialist in emotionally based trauma release work for 36 years with all ages,nationalities, and income levels, using a sliding scale fee, low rates and immediate availability. She is registered with College of Psychologists of BC, worked at Counseling Center of Tokyo, Tokyo International University, and in Vancouver and Victoria, B.C. with a deep understanding of all psychological issues, both Western, First Nations and multicultural Asian issues in health, sex, work and relationships. She was a founding teacher of BC School of Art Therapy, Victoria, and uses Bioenergetic Analysis, visual language and various psychotherapeutic approaches.
(855) 982-0964 View (855) 982-0964
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Sexual Abuse Counsellors

How do therapists treat sexual abuse?

A good therapist will be nonjudgmental and possibly demonstrate active listening, repeating back what the client says to show that they have understood. These skills allow people to feel comfortable discussing their traumatic experiences openly. Some important treatment goals are to restore a sense of safety and to rebuild confidence. In addition to working one-on-one with the patient, a therapist might bring in supportive family members to assist the client.

Do you have to talk extensively about sexual abuse in therapy?

Survivors frequently find it difficult to describe what happened to them out loud. They can even still be in a state of denial if the sexual abuse occurred recently. It is important for survivors to acknowledge that what happened isn’t their fault and to challenge and reappraise any unhealthy feelings or thoughts as they arise. Art therapy and play therapy are useful non-verbal means of communication for some survivors.

How long does treatment for sexual abuse take?

Recovery from sexual abuse can be a long and difficult process. Some survivors are able to move on naturally on their own, given time, while others require the guidance of a trained therapist. Therapy needs vary and can range from a few sessions to months or even years. Healing from sexual abuse takes time, and everyone’s journey will look a little different.

Can trauma symptoms caused by sexual abuse come back after treatment?

As occurs in many cases of trauma, survivors of sexual abuse may experience PTSD-like symptoms long after the abuse has ceased or after an initial round of treatment has occurred. In such a case, there is evidence that prolonged exposure therapy is a useful treatment for survivors, and may be more efficacious than supportive counseling alone. While triggers may continue to cause distress, the idea is that, with time and repeated exposure, their power will fade, allowing survivors to move on with their lives.