I believe we heal through safe connections and relationships. Relationship to self, community, and the land. This perspective is how I approach my therapeutic practice; together we create a sacred space to explore your challenges, successes and concerns. I specialize in working with people living with mental health challenges, grief and loss, traumatic death, spirituality, life transitions, stress and burnout, substance use and those who wish to explore alternative forms of wellness. Other common issues are PTSD/Complex trauma, emotional regulation, managing HIV/AIDS and other chronic illness. I see adults and youth ages 14+.
We've all been in a place where we feel desperate for change with no idea how to begin. Many of us seek out counselling to address specific issues while others look for an ongoing therapeutic relationship to serve as a sounding board. Counselling can nurture the development of the necessary tools to make meaningful changes in pursuit of a more balanced and fulfilling life, something everyone deserves to have. Through an eclectic therapeutic approach, I strive to connect with each client in unique ways to best match their strengths and goals. Let's work together to figure out what works best for you to get you where you need to go.
You are stressed or bored or feeling stuck in your routine. You are looking for personal growth or professional development You are looking for a new meaning, a new purpose and making a difference in your daily life. You are ready to grow or create new experience in your relationships but don't know how.
Dr. Wiens provides counselling services to help individuals overcome challenges and enhance their work and personal lives. This includes dealing with stressful situations, career or other life transitions, relationship problems as well as various other difficulties that lead people to struggle with depression, anxiety, or frustration and anger.
One of the greatest trials and rewards is to feel a sense of ease in your life and with who you are. If you’re here, it’s likely something is blocking you from this ease - trauma, anxiety, depression, or past relationships. While you may appear to have it all together, you know something is missing. Like many others, you might find it difficult to be vulnerable or lean on others, yet you face challenges in managing your emotions or experiences alone. Some days you may feel empty or numb, and at times worry, sadness or anger consume you for no apparent reason. You may feel alone and disconnected from others or who you once were.
Some people seek my help to deal with current life, a significant loss, or change. For others, childhood and adult abuse or assault have had long-lasting effects on who they are/how they feel in the world. Finally, I am very aware of the need for ongoing training, supervision/consultation, self-care, support, and balance in my own life and I offer consultation for other clinicians as they seek these necessary foundations.
My therapeutic approach is grounded in the belief that we all have the capacity for change and continual growth. No problem is insurmountable, sometimes we just need a little help - whether we feel slightly stuck and need a push to start moving again or feel completely overwhelmed and need someone to help us see things from another perspective. No matter what you are struggling with, my aim as a therapist is to be by your side as you take on this journey of self-discovery and growth.
For children: I have over a decade of working with children. I was a long time employee of Disney working with children across the world, and for 4 years I was a crisis responder with Kids Help Phone. I hold a certificate in Youth Mental Health and have been trained in Play Therapy, CBT for kids, and DBT. For couples: I hold Level 2 Gottman Certification. I work with couples to learn new skills, explore the relationship, and work through problems. Couples therapy can feel like a huge undertaking it can be deeply fulfilling and often times each person in that couples leaves with a deeper understanding of themselves as well.
I’ve been working in the field of intimacy disorders, sex, love and pornography addiction since 2015. I am Certified Sex Addictions Therapist (CSAT). I hold a master’s degree in Marriage, Couples, and Family Counseling from Lewis and Clark with a track in Sex Therapy. I have a double degree from Naropa University, where I completed studies in Visual Arts and Contemplative Psychology with a concentration in Transpersonal Psychology. Learn more about me at: https://www.connectiontherapy.space
Hello and welcome I approach my work as a counsellor and art therapist with the philosophy that every human being is the expert in their own life, and holds an innate capacity and wisdom for healing. I like to think of therapy as a journey on which I am a fellow traveller, walking alongside you with genuine compassion, curiosity, and acceptance. I will offer support and encouragement on this journey and create a space for connection, expression, and discovery. I am particularly passionate about combining psychotherapy and art therapy to work with folks who find that words alone are limiting.
Art therapy is a versatile and connective approach that allows clients to gain mastery over their issues through expression and creation. Art therapy can meet the needs of those in search of more than a typical therapy session. It is uniquely suited to engage with inner creativity as well as make room for the things words can not always express. Traditional counselling techniques and approaches are incorporated with the art making process to create a well-rounded healing approach.
I have over 15 years of experience and specialize in the treatment of Stress, Anxiety and Eating Disorders and Depression. My primary therapeutic approach is Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, the therapy of choice for coping with and mastering stress, anxiety, depression and eating disorders. As a seasoned therapist I often need to use advanced techniques; cognitive, behavioral, emotional, interpersonal or problem solving. Healing is probable, and happens as a result of conscious daily actions and unconscious dynamics that shift as a result of this process.
Children are one third of our population and all of our future. I specialize in children, teens and families. I believe that parents do the best they can with the tools they have been given - tools that can be learned and expanded through counselling. I graduated with my Masters Degree in Counselling Psychology from Adler University, and am a Registered Clinical Counsellor (RCC) with the British Columbia Association of Clinical Counsellors (BCACC) (member #17809). I work primarily with individual children (6-12), individual teens (ages 13+) and parents.
0ver 15 years of experience in Mental Health, I have dedicated a career supporting adults addressing challenges related to Trauma, PTSD, Grief & Loss, Life/Role Transitions, Relationship Problems and Communication, Addictive Behaviors, Anxiety and Depression. Therapy can be a personal and supportive journey to help you realize your strengths, goals and dreams as you try to overcome many of these challenges. As a therapist who identifies as older, male “person of colour", and an ally of LGBTQ+ populations, I bring to counselling a unique perspective and also acknowledge that it is your story to tell and therefore must be honored.
I provide counselling, psychotherapy and supervision services. My practice is guided by extensive experience working with people coming from various socioeconomic backgrounds as well as many years of serving the most vulnerable communities in Vancouver’s DTES. While my approach is integrative of modern theories and techniques, it heavily relies on Psychodynamic theories and practice. Psychodynamic Psychotherapy is a highly individualized treatment whose goal is not only to alleviate the most obvious symptom. It relies on the fact that our personalities are uniquely shaped by several developmental stages.
Lesley Holm is a Registered Art Therapist at the Vancouver Psychology Centre. Over the past twenty years she has provided counselling and art therapy in schools, counselling centres and private practice for individuals, groups, children, youth and adults. Her clinical focus is in working with children and youth with anxiety and their families and providing therapy for children and families impacted by divorce and separation.
Accepting New Clients / Available for supervision (not practicum students). People today are making their mental health a priority. When someone reaches out for counselling, it's usually because of a problem they want to work through, something they hope to change, or an area of their life they desire to grow and develop. My passion is to support & walk alongside my clients at these times in their lives. Counselling is very much a collaborative process. I see my role as creating a therapeutic environment that feels comfortable & safe so clients can explore their lives more fully and come to a greater understanding of who they are.
Are you finding yourself stuck in life but wanting to soar? Are you longing for freedom? If so, I invite you to visit my website to determine if Phoenix Soars Counselling Services is right for you. With over 9 years of counselling individuals coupled with my Master of Arts in Counselling Psychology I have a strong foundation to help you find the inner peace you have been searching for. My primary goal is helping you achieve your personal freedom and destiny using a variety of approaches that will promote your personal growth and healing. www.phoenix-soars.com
I focus on helping my clients process their experiences, recognize their strengths and resiliency, build awareness of patterns of stuckness, tap into their disposition towards growth and change, and cultivate skills that can help move them towards the changes they aspire to make. I am particularly passionate about working with anxiety, and as a former high-performance athlete who has undergone a life-changing injury leaving me with chronic pain, I also bring a personal understanding of the powerful relationship between our physical health and mental health and the multi-leveled challenges that can come with major life transitions.
Do you feel like you're stuck in old patterns? Are you always zoning out or in crisis mode? Do you struggle to connect with your body and aren't quite sure what it means to feel your feelings? Would you prefer to work with a queer therapist with experience supporting 2SLGBTQ+ folks and who is committed to integrating social justice into therapeutic work?