Therapists in Vancouver, BC

Photo of Sharon Zack, Counsellor in Vancouver, BC
Sharon Zack
Counsellor, MA, RCC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Vancouver, BC V6B
Are you longing to feel more connection and harmony in your relationships? Do you sometimes feel like your emotions are too much for you? Are you often feeling sad or anxious? Many of my clients are professionals, parents, students, and creatives who appear to be functioning well on the outside, but inwardly are feeling anxious, inadequate, and disconnected. Whether you are struggling with a current situation, or wanting to process deeper emotional and interpersonal patterns, I am happy and prepared to support you.
Are you longing to feel more connection and harmony in your relationships? Do you sometimes feel like your emotions are too much for you? Are you often feeling sad or anxious? Many of my clients are professionals, parents, students, and creatives who appear to be functioning well on the outside, but inwardly are feeling anxious, inadequate, and disconnected. Whether you are struggling with a current situation, or wanting to process deeper emotional and interpersonal patterns, I am happy and prepared to support you.
(506) 497-5731 View (506) 497-5731
Photo of Thea Jardine, Counsellor in Vancouver, BC
Thea Jardine
Counsellor, MC, RCC
Verified
3 Endorsed
Vancouver, BC V6Z
Counselling is a collaborative process of exploring the difficulties (stress, emotions, experiences) that the client brings forward in session. Counsellors promote change by helping the client to focus on the feelings, thoughts, behaviours, and experiences that are maintaining barriers to attaining goals. Counsellors are there to “do with” not “do for.” The client is the one that leads the way, while the counsellor acts as a guide or support. My goal is to help you find your voice and your path to being your favorite version of you!
Counselling is a collaborative process of exploring the difficulties (stress, emotions, experiences) that the client brings forward in session. Counsellors promote change by helping the client to focus on the feelings, thoughts, behaviours, and experiences that are maintaining barriers to attaining goals. Counsellors are there to “do with” not “do for.” The client is the one that leads the way, while the counsellor acts as a guide or support. My goal is to help you find your voice and your path to being your favorite version of you!
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Alla Nikonova
Psychologist, PhD, RPsych
Verified
Vancouver, BC V5Z
Would you be interested in finding out how your seemingly irrational thoughts, feelings and actions do make perfect sense taking into account your state of mind at a given point in time and under certain circumstances? That could ease your worries and give you proper comfort to practice mindfulness -- moment-to-moment awareness of your experiences without attachment to any particular point of view. You would reach then clarity of mind and lightness. I would help you develop awareness in the course of insight-oriented therapy. I could also provide action-oriented therapy by making suggestions and jointly designing strategies.
Would you be interested in finding out how your seemingly irrational thoughts, feelings and actions do make perfect sense taking into account your state of mind at a given point in time and under certain circumstances? That could ease your worries and give you proper comfort to practice mindfulness -- moment-to-moment awareness of your experiences without attachment to any particular point of view. You would reach then clarity of mind and lightness. I would help you develop awareness in the course of insight-oriented therapy. I could also provide action-oriented therapy by making suggestions and jointly designing strategies.
(855) 782-5865 View (855) 782-5865
Photo of Michelle Ziegler, Counsellor in Vancouver, BC
Michelle Ziegler
Counsellor, MCP, RCC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Vancouver, BC V5N
Accepting New Clients with availability Monday- Thursday 9:00am- 8:00pm; In person, virtual or phone sessions! Offer direct billing to ICBC! I have made it a priority to have this process be as comfortable for you as possible as I recognize feelings of uncertainty may be present. It is so common that we find ourselves in situations where we feel stuck and are unsure where to go from here…. This is where I can help as this feeling is far from ideal. During this process, it’s important to remember to be patient with yourself and understand that you may be experiencing these emotions for an underlying reason, which I can help discover.
Accepting New Clients with availability Monday- Thursday 9:00am- 8:00pm; In person, virtual or phone sessions! Offer direct billing to ICBC! I have made it a priority to have this process be as comfortable for you as possible as I recognize feelings of uncertainty may be present. It is so common that we find ourselves in situations where we feel stuck and are unsure where to go from here…. This is where I can help as this feeling is far from ideal. During this process, it’s important to remember to be patient with yourself and understand that you may be experiencing these emotions for an underlying reason, which I can help discover.
(873) 300-1847 View (873) 300-1847
Photo of Livia Chan, Counsellor in Vancouver, BC
Livia Chan
Counsellor, BA, MA, RCC
Verified
Vancouver, BC V5Z  (Online Only)
I provide gentle, empathic care which will be personally attuned to your individual needs. I know it can be hard to begin seeing a counsellor, and I will work hard to help you feel safe and comfortable. I am interested and experienced in the treatment of depression, anxiety disorders, relationship problems, and stress management, using the latest therapeutic techniques. I have a particular interest in helping adults cope with the suffering caused by abuse. I am fluent in English, Cantonese, and Mandarin, and am very familiar with cross-cultural issues and problems experienced by individuals and families with a Chinese background.
I provide gentle, empathic care which will be personally attuned to your individual needs. I know it can be hard to begin seeing a counsellor, and I will work hard to help you feel safe and comfortable. I am interested and experienced in the treatment of depression, anxiety disorders, relationship problems, and stress management, using the latest therapeutic techniques. I have a particular interest in helping adults cope with the suffering caused by abuse. I am fluent in English, Cantonese, and Mandarin, and am very familiar with cross-cultural issues and problems experienced by individuals and families with a Chinese background.
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Joelle Lazar
Counsellor, MA, RCC
Verified
2 Endorsed
Vancouver, BC V5Z
Do you feel stuck, and want more from life? Do you get overwhelmed with anxiety then distract, act out, numb, or shut down to cope? Do you wish that you could be more kind and accepting of yourself, and feel more at ease and fulfilled in your relationships? I am a warm, skilled, and collaborative therapist ready with the tools, resources, and support to help you overcome feelings of inadequacy, a debilitating inner critic, struggles with intimacy, poor boundaries, crippled confidence, procrastination, depression, and intrusive thoughts. You can get free of self defeating patterns, and feel good about yourself!
Do you feel stuck, and want more from life? Do you get overwhelmed with anxiety then distract, act out, numb, or shut down to cope? Do you wish that you could be more kind and accepting of yourself, and feel more at ease and fulfilled in your relationships? I am a warm, skilled, and collaborative therapist ready with the tools, resources, and support to help you overcome feelings of inadequacy, a debilitating inner critic, struggles with intimacy, poor boundaries, crippled confidence, procrastination, depression, and intrusive thoughts. You can get free of self defeating patterns, and feel good about yourself!
(604) 305-3862 View (604) 305-3862
Photo of Damian Kai Norman, Pre-Licensed Professional in Vancouver, BC
Damian Kai Norman
Pre-Licensed Professional
Verified
1 Endorsed
Vancouver, BC V6B
You have gone through the standard talk therapy routes and seen some success. The self-limiting beliefs and judgmental narratives have now softened, giving way to greater compassion and understanding. However, you notice that despite your earnest efforts, you continue to play out the same recurring "unhealthy" coping mechanisms that keep you stuck in emotional dysregulation, cycles of shame, self-abandonment, and relationship patterns whether in your romantic partnerships, friendships, or family dynamics that result in you somehow not honouring your boundaries, needs, and authentic expression.
You have gone through the standard talk therapy routes and seen some success. The self-limiting beliefs and judgmental narratives have now softened, giving way to greater compassion and understanding. However, you notice that despite your earnest efforts, you continue to play out the same recurring "unhealthy" coping mechanisms that keep you stuck in emotional dysregulation, cycles of shame, self-abandonment, and relationship patterns whether in your romantic partnerships, friendships, or family dynamics that result in you somehow not honouring your boundaries, needs, and authentic expression.
(778) 745-4041 View (778) 745-4041
Photo of Shawna Dash, Counsellor in Vancouver, BC
Shawna Dash
Counsellor, MCP, RCC
Verified
7 Endorsed
Vancouver, BC V6Z
You deserve a soft landing where you can express the unexpressed and explore the things that make you human. My intention is to assist you with accessing your deeper truth and authentic self - helping you find your way back home to you. My approach is to care for the soul with loving compassion and create a safe and supportive environment where you can improve your relationship with self and others. I use a trauma-informed approach and work with folks holistically on varying issues (anxiety, self-esteem, relationships, trauma, grief, burnout) to bring healing, understanding, and hope.
You deserve a soft landing where you can express the unexpressed and explore the things that make you human. My intention is to assist you with accessing your deeper truth and authentic self - helping you find your way back home to you. My approach is to care for the soul with loving compassion and create a safe and supportive environment where you can improve your relationship with self and others. I use a trauma-informed approach and work with folks holistically on varying issues (anxiety, self-esteem, relationships, trauma, grief, burnout) to bring healing, understanding, and hope.
(778) 655-3923 View (778) 655-3923
Photo of Christy Lowey, Pre-Licensed Professional in Vancouver, BC
Christy Lowey
Pre-Licensed Professional, Intern
Verified
Vancouver, BC V6H
As an intern counselor, I am honored to offer my skills and knowledge to individuals seeking therapy. I come to this profession with an innate passion for connecting with others and I do this by meeting people where they are at and walking alongside them. I believe therapy to be a holistic journey, encompassing a diverse array of approaches tailored to each individual's unique needs. My commitment as a counselor is to provide a safe, non-judgmental space for you to connect with yourself and your environment.
As an intern counselor, I am honored to offer my skills and knowledge to individuals seeking therapy. I come to this profession with an innate passion for connecting with others and I do this by meeting people where they are at and walking alongside them. I believe therapy to be a holistic journey, encompassing a diverse array of approaches tailored to each individual's unique needs. My commitment as a counselor is to provide a safe, non-judgmental space for you to connect with yourself and your environment.
(778) 652-9238 View (778) 652-9238
Photo of Andrew Jarvis, Pre-Licensed Professional in Vancouver, BC
Andrew Jarvis
Pre-Licensed Professional, CD
Verified
Vancouver, BC V6C
Life can be immensely challenging, and asking for help can be a battle in and of itself. Hurt afflicts us all, and many of us build barriers to protect ourselves against it. There may come a time, however, when these barriers are so strong that we become isolated even from the beautiful things. Numbness, anger, anxiety, and depression are ways that our bodies communicate with us, carrying the message that it is time to speak to the parts of ourselves we locked away.
Life can be immensely challenging, and asking for help can be a battle in and of itself. Hurt afflicts us all, and many of us build barriers to protect ourselves against it. There may come a time, however, when these barriers are so strong that we become isolated even from the beautiful things. Numbness, anger, anxiety, and depression are ways that our bodies communicate with us, carrying the message that it is time to speak to the parts of ourselves we locked away.
(587) 507-8741 View (587) 507-8741
Photo of Andrea Nicole Dasilva, Counsellor in Vancouver, BC
Andrea Nicole Dasilva
Counsellor, M Ed, RCC
Verified
Vancouver, BC V5Z  (Online Only)
My ideal client would be someone who has been feeling stuck and down on him/herself for quite a while. Even though he/she has been trying various self-help techniques and advice from well meaning friends, the feelings of stress/anxiety/discouragement/grief/pain/overwhelm have become unbearable; a history of trauma only adds to all of this. What she/he wants most is to get back to living a full life without being dragged down by doubts, fears, and insecurities.
My ideal client would be someone who has been feeling stuck and down on him/herself for quite a while. Even though he/she has been trying various self-help techniques and advice from well meaning friends, the feelings of stress/anxiety/discouragement/grief/pain/overwhelm have become unbearable; a history of trauma only adds to all of this. What she/he wants most is to get back to living a full life without being dragged down by doubts, fears, and insecurities.
(778) 761-4413 View (778) 761-4413
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Jason Winters
Psychologist, PhD, MA
Verified
Vancouver, BC V6H
I understand how problems with sex and sexuality can have an immense negative impact on your quality of life, including your relationships, your mental health, and the way that you see yourself. But these problems are not insurmountable; treatment can be very effective. I'm a registered psychologist, and specialize in treating sexual problems and disorders. My treatment methods (CBT and ACT) are based on extensive research and clinical evidence demonstrating their effectiveness. Most importantly, my clients tell me that I put them at ease, quickly earn their trust, and make it comfortable to talk about their most intimate problems.
I understand how problems with sex and sexuality can have an immense negative impact on your quality of life, including your relationships, your mental health, and the way that you see yourself. But these problems are not insurmountable; treatment can be very effective. I'm a registered psychologist, and specialize in treating sexual problems and disorders. My treatment methods (CBT and ACT) are based on extensive research and clinical evidence demonstrating their effectiveness. Most importantly, my clients tell me that I put them at ease, quickly earn their trust, and make it comfortable to talk about their most intimate problems.
(855) 463-1593 View (855) 463-1593
Photo of Erica Nye, Counsellor in Vancouver, BC
Erica Nye
Counsellor, MCP, RCC, CCC
Verified
4 Endorsed
Vancouver, BC V6T  (Online Only)
Hi there! I am a Registered Clinical Counsellor and Canadian Certified Counsellor providing mental health and career counselling services to all adults aged 18+. Whether you are struggling with issues related to depression, anxiety, relationships, culture, or academics/career, or just need support in processing your thoughts and emotions, I am here to provide you with a non-judgmental and compassionate space so you can gain the clarity and confidence you need to heal and thrive.
Hi there! I am a Registered Clinical Counsellor and Canadian Certified Counsellor providing mental health and career counselling services to all adults aged 18+. Whether you are struggling with issues related to depression, anxiety, relationships, culture, or academics/career, or just need support in processing your thoughts and emotions, I am here to provide you with a non-judgmental and compassionate space so you can gain the clarity and confidence you need to heal and thrive.
(604) 330-9448 View (604) 330-9448
Photo of Danielle Veldhuis, Counsellor in Vancouver, BC
Danielle Veldhuis
Counsellor, MA, RCC
Verified
Vancouver, BC V6J
Hello! My name is Danielle Veldhuis and I am an experienced Registered Clinical Counsellor who has been in the field since 2001 and working as a therapist since 2005. The biggest predictor of whether therapy will "work" or not is the connection you have with your therapist. At Foundations Counselling we pride ourselves on making sure we are a fit with clients before we start the process. With a free consultation, you will get a good sense of who we are. We can then continue to develop a therapeutic relationship that will lead you to achieve your therapy goals.
Hello! My name is Danielle Veldhuis and I am an experienced Registered Clinical Counsellor who has been in the field since 2001 and working as a therapist since 2005. The biggest predictor of whether therapy will "work" or not is the connection you have with your therapist. At Foundations Counselling we pride ourselves on making sure we are a fit with clients before we start the process. With a free consultation, you will get a good sense of who we are. We can then continue to develop a therapeutic relationship that will lead you to achieve your therapy goals.
(581) 203-5098 View (581) 203-5098
Photo of Chris Rambaran, Registered Social Worker in Vancouver, BC
Chris Rambaran
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW
Verified
Vancouver, BC V6R
I will support you in becoming your own refuge as you discover safety within your own body. I believe that change happens in connection with your true Self and see you as your own healer. So, it’s my aim to be a conduit to help you find and access your own innate wholeness. I have additional training in narrative therapy and parts work (IFS). I am a trained and experienced psychedelic facilitator that can support clients through the Special Access Program. I am also registered with Medavie Blue Cross Insurance for Veterans.
I will support you in becoming your own refuge as you discover safety within your own body. I believe that change happens in connection with your true Self and see you as your own healer. So, it’s my aim to be a conduit to help you find and access your own innate wholeness. I have additional training in narrative therapy and parts work (IFS). I am a trained and experienced psychedelic facilitator that can support clients through the Special Access Program. I am also registered with Medavie Blue Cross Insurance for Veterans.
(807) 789-9141 View (807) 789-9141
Photo of Jesse Frender, Counsellor in Vancouver, BC
Jesse Frender
Counsellor, MA, RCC
Verified
Vancouver, BC V6B
I work with clients to navigate difficult life transitions, heal from traumatic events, and improve the relationships with the people they love.
I work with clients to navigate difficult life transitions, heal from traumatic events, and improve the relationships with the people they love.
(778) 771-3938 View (778) 771-3938
Photo of Amina Virgolici, Pre-Licensed Professional in Vancouver, BC
Amina Virgolici
Pre-Licensed Professional
Verified
1 Endorsed
Vancouver, BC V6B
Sexuality is not just about feelings, thoughts, desires, and behaviour. It is influenced by cultural, biological, psychological and religious components. While sexuality can be liberating, it is also one of the hardest parts of life to navigate. I acknowledge all the different ways an individual and/or community can be affected. I provide counselling to all individuals, with experience working with the 2SLGBTQI+, poly, sex work and neurodivergent communities.
Sexuality is not just about feelings, thoughts, desires, and behaviour. It is influenced by cultural, biological, psychological and religious components. While sexuality can be liberating, it is also one of the hardest parts of life to navigate. I acknowledge all the different ways an individual and/or community can be affected. I provide counselling to all individuals, with experience working with the 2SLGBTQI+, poly, sex work and neurodivergent communities.
(587) 355-2060 View (587) 355-2060
Photo of Ishtar Beck, Counsellor in Vancouver, BC
Ishtar Beck
Counsellor, MA, RCC, CCC
Verified
Vancouver, BC V5N
Welcome! Within our first session, I am committed to co-creating a conversation that may bring about a sense of immediate relief with whatever is troubling you right now. My specialty is holistic individual and relationship counselling. Monogamous and non-monogamous (open, polyamorous) relationships are welcome, as are parents, stepfamilies, and individuals seeking to heal, grow, and foster well-being. Now is the time to start exploring and making it better. Healing is possible and is just a message or phone call away.
Welcome! Within our first session, I am committed to co-creating a conversation that may bring about a sense of immediate relief with whatever is troubling you right now. My specialty is holistic individual and relationship counselling. Monogamous and non-monogamous (open, polyamorous) relationships are welcome, as are parents, stepfamilies, and individuals seeking to heal, grow, and foster well-being. Now is the time to start exploring and making it better. Healing is possible and is just a message or phone call away.
(866) 671-4309 View (866) 671-4309
Photo of Adrienne Foster, Registered Social Worker in Vancouver, BC
Adrienne Foster
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW
Verified
Vancouver, BC V6A  (Online Only)
I believe healing is a collaborative venture; you can expect to find in me a therapist that is compassionate, non-judgmental and transparent. My approach is one that uses curiosity to explore, understand and appreciate you wholly - your unique story. Together in this therapeutic exploration, we will exchange the roles of learner and expert to better understand and appreciate one another. Stories are ways in which we explain and understand our past and our present experiences. The stories uncover our beliefs and values, they help to shape and influence our lives. Most importantly, they play a crucial part in our developing future.
I believe healing is a collaborative venture; you can expect to find in me a therapist that is compassionate, non-judgmental and transparent. My approach is one that uses curiosity to explore, understand and appreciate you wholly - your unique story. Together in this therapeutic exploration, we will exchange the roles of learner and expert to better understand and appreciate one another. Stories are ways in which we explain and understand our past and our present experiences. The stories uncover our beliefs and values, they help to shape and influence our lives. Most importantly, they play a crucial part in our developing future.
(226) 640-4954 View (226) 640-4954
Photo of Naomi Galinski, Counsellor in Vancouver, BC
Naomi Galinski
Counsellor, RTC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Vancouver, BC V6G  (Online Only)
You dream of running away to somewhere quiet and hide from the world, like a cabin in the forest or the beach. You feel overwhelmed and burned out. You struggle to get out of bed every day and question your whole life. Everything is falling apart, and you know you can’t keep up. The pressure is too much. Maybe you pushed so far that you got chronically ill, like chronic fatigue, fibromyalgia, or depression. You ask yourself, “How did I get here?” You know something must change, but the task feels daunting. Where do you even begin?
You dream of running away to somewhere quiet and hide from the world, like a cabin in the forest or the beach. You feel overwhelmed and burned out. You struggle to get out of bed every day and question your whole life. Everything is falling apart, and you know you can’t keep up. The pressure is too much. Maybe you pushed so far that you got chronically ill, like chronic fatigue, fibromyalgia, or depression. You ask yourself, “How did I get here?” You know something must change, but the task feels daunting. Where do you even begin?
(365) 607-5547 View (365) 607-5547

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Number of Counsellors in Vancouver, BC

2,000+

Average cost per session

$150

Counsellors in Vancouver, BC who prioritize treating:

91% Anxiety
84% Depression
79% Self Esteem
78% Relationship Issues
77% Stress
71% Trauma and PTSD
70% Life Transitions

Average years in practice

8 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

54% SunLife
48% Pacific Blue Cross
43% Green Shield Canada

How Counsellors in Vancouver, BC see their clients

68% In Person and Online
32% Online Only

Gender breakdown

78% Female
20% Male
2% Non-Binary