Therapists in West Vancouver, BC

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Essay Sun
Counsellor, MCP, RCC
Verified Verified
West Vancouver, BC V7V
I work with individuals experiencing stress, anxiety, depression, and interpersonal conflicts, or those who have difficulty focusing, achieving, relaxing, and finding joy in daily life. I assist those who feel confused or stuck in their professional and personal lives. Existentially, I support individuals navigating significant life and career transitions or those who have faced profound losses, both physically and spiritually. I work with parents to enhance parenting principles, strategies and use effective skills.
I work with individuals experiencing stress, anxiety, depression, and interpersonal conflicts, or those who have difficulty focusing, achieving, relaxing, and finding joy in daily life. I assist those who feel confused or stuck in their professional and personal lives. Existentially, I support individuals navigating significant life and career transitions or those who have faced profound losses, both physically and spiritually. I work with parents to enhance parenting principles, strategies and use effective skills.
(450) 390-6457 View (450) 390-6457
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Miki Querner
Counsellor, RTC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
West Vancouver, BC V7T  (Online Only)
Amidst life's many challenges, it can feel like overwhelming thoughts and emotions are a constant presence. Old ways of thinking can trap you in recurring patterns and conflicts, leading to feelings of hopelessness, isolation, depression, anxiety, and stress. It can make every day feel like an uphill battle, leaving you stuck and yearning for change. I am here to help you navigate these challenges, break free from old patterns, and find a path toward healing and connection.
Amidst life's many challenges, it can feel like overwhelming thoughts and emotions are a constant presence. Old ways of thinking can trap you in recurring patterns and conflicts, leading to feelings of hopelessness, isolation, depression, anxiety, and stress. It can make every day feel like an uphill battle, leaving you stuck and yearning for change. I am here to help you navigate these challenges, break free from old patterns, and find a path toward healing and connection.
(604) 359-6176 View (604) 359-6176
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Alexandra Goult
Counsellor, MA, RCC
Verified Verified
West Vancouver, BC V7W  (Online Only)
Are you craving a safe space where you can start learning more about yourself and your patterns? Do you find that the same challenges often come up in your life but you aren't sure how to move through them? This is very often what people describe when first coming to therapy. I firmly believe that our adult patterns are the direct result of painful or overwhelming experiences that we had as children. By making connections between the past and the present, we learn how to meaningfully change our lives.
Are you craving a safe space where you can start learning more about yourself and your patterns? Do you find that the same challenges often come up in your life but you aren't sure how to move through them? This is very often what people describe when first coming to therapy. I firmly believe that our adult patterns are the direct result of painful or overwhelming experiences that we had as children. By making connections between the past and the present, we learn how to meaningfully change our lives.
(778) 764-1843 View (778) 764-1843
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Farshid Rashidifar
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
West Vancouver, BC V7T
Waitlist for new clients
Farshid Rashidifar is a licensed social worker and psychotherapist in both British Columbia and Ontario. He holds an undergraduate degree in psychology from York University and a Master’s degree in Social Work from the University of Toronto, which is esteemed as the leading social work school in Canada and the second-best globally.
Farshid Rashidifar is a licensed social worker and psychotherapist in both British Columbia and Ontario. He holds an undergraduate degree in psychology from York University and a Master’s degree in Social Work from the University of Toronto, which is esteemed as the leading social work school in Canada and the second-best globally.
(807) 697-9443 View (807) 697-9443
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Joanna Lynch-Lawrenson
Psychologist, RPsych, D Psy, MSc, BSc, AFBPs
Verified Verified
West Vancouver, BC V7V  (Online Only)
I offer support to teens, adults and parents who maybe struggling with issues. Whatever the problem it helps to talk and express oneself. Most people feel the benefit of sharing their concerns and learning to gain strength and trying out new coping strategies or finding other supportive measures to assist personal growth. Therapy can be a positive workout for the mind - just like the gym is for our bodies. I look forward to meeting you.
I offer support to teens, adults and parents who maybe struggling with issues. Whatever the problem it helps to talk and express oneself. Most people feel the benefit of sharing their concerns and learning to gain strength and trying out new coping strategies or finding other supportive measures to assist personal growth. Therapy can be a positive workout for the mind - just like the gym is for our bodies. I look forward to meeting you.
(604) 305-2945 View (604) 305-2945
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Dr. Jen Spry - BC Councelling Psychology Center
Registered Social Worker, PsyD, LCSW
Verified Verified
West Vancouver, BC V7V
Affordable $50/99$ pricing. Maybe you are struggling with overwhelming emotions, relationship dynamics, unresolved trauma, or the uncertainty of continual transitions in your life. You do not have to begin and navigate the path to wellness alone. I am here to be nonjudgmental, objective and can offer perspective, a wealth of knowledge, and support to you on your path forward. You will set the direction and pace of our work towards wellness. My Wholistic Approach integrates Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Hypnotherapy, and Mindfulness combined with powerful non-traditional healing modalities and concepts from quantum physics.
Affordable $50/99$ pricing. Maybe you are struggling with overwhelming emotions, relationship dynamics, unresolved trauma, or the uncertainty of continual transitions in your life. You do not have to begin and navigate the path to wellness alone. I am here to be nonjudgmental, objective and can offer perspective, a wealth of knowledge, and support to you on your path forward. You will set the direction and pace of our work towards wellness. My Wholistic Approach integrates Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Hypnotherapy, and Mindfulness combined with powerful non-traditional healing modalities and concepts from quantum physics.
(587) 841-0850 View (587) 841-0850
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Noemie Bessette
Counsellor, RTC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
West Vancouver, BC V7T  (Online Only)
Hello! I'm Noemie. I am certified and registered as a Therapeutic Counsellor and have previously completed several coaching curriculums, certified as an Executive Coach through Royal Roads University. I support my clients through various life stages, navigating a better understanding of themselves, the life they want to create for themselves, as well as who they want to be in this life. As a mother of two, having navigated complicated relationship dynamics and coming from 20 years corporate career, I'm versatile counsellor, supporting my clients anywhere they hope for growth and moving towards the vision of their dream.
Hello! I'm Noemie. I am certified and registered as a Therapeutic Counsellor and have previously completed several coaching curriculums, certified as an Executive Coach through Royal Roads University. I support my clients through various life stages, navigating a better understanding of themselves, the life they want to create for themselves, as well as who they want to be in this life. As a mother of two, having navigated complicated relationship dynamics and coming from 20 years corporate career, I'm versatile counsellor, supporting my clients anywhere they hope for growth and moving towards the vision of their dream.
(587) 402-9580 View (587) 402-9580
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Catalyst Mind Center
Counsellor, Essay, MA, RCC
Verified Verified
West Vancouver, BC V7V
When life throws challenges your way – whether it's navigating relationships with your partner, family, friends, or colleagues, dealing with anxiety, battling depression, or facing past traumas – I'm here to offer my support. Let's collaborate to create the changes you desire in your life. I'll provide you with the tools and techniques to overcome challenges and better manage whatever is on your mind. Your journey towards a more fulfilling life begins here.
When life throws challenges your way – whether it's navigating relationships with your partner, family, friends, or colleagues, dealing with anxiety, battling depression, or facing past traumas – I'm here to offer my support. Let's collaborate to create the changes you desire in your life. I'll provide you with the tools and techniques to overcome challenges and better manage whatever is on your mind. Your journey towards a more fulfilling life begins here.
(587) 715-2740 View (587) 715-2740
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Traci Osullivan
Counsellor, MA
Verified Verified
West Vancouver, BC V7V
Psychodynamic/ Jungian/ Psychoanalytic /Object relations and Family systems theories inform my work. I have been involved in the study and practice of psychology since 1984. My M.A. is in Clinical Psychology and I have 3 years of additional study in Clinical Psychology with a focus in Depth Psychology. Clients will explore current circumstances as well as how generational influences and relationships have impacted their way of viewing the world. I encourage exploration of patterns as well as dream work to engage deeper unconscious processes.
Psychodynamic/ Jungian/ Psychoanalytic /Object relations and Family systems theories inform my work. I have been involved in the study and practice of psychology since 1984. My M.A. is in Clinical Psychology and I have 3 years of additional study in Clinical Psychology with a focus in Depth Psychology. Clients will explore current circumstances as well as how generational influences and relationships have impacted their way of viewing the world. I encourage exploration of patterns as well as dream work to engage deeper unconscious processes.
(778) 766-3905 View (778) 766-3905
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Deb Chmelauskas Occupational Therapist BetterBrains
Occupational Therapist, BSc OT, BSc Bio, CDP
Verified Verified
West Vancouver, BC V7T
My area of expertise is cognitive health for seniors who are experiencing age-related memory changes, mild cognitive impairment, or dementia. I am an occupational therapist who supports individuals and their families to help them cope with the challenges of memory loss. For persons with age related changes or mild cognitive impairment, we can work together to develop self-management strategies including: cognitive skills, memory and organizational skills, stress management, sleep solutions, and personalized brain health programs.
My area of expertise is cognitive health for seniors who are experiencing age-related memory changes, mild cognitive impairment, or dementia. I am an occupational therapist who supports individuals and their families to help them cope with the challenges of memory loss. For persons with age related changes or mild cognitive impairment, we can work together to develop self-management strategies including: cognitive skills, memory and organizational skills, stress management, sleep solutions, and personalized brain health programs.
(778) 771-3525 View (778) 771-3525
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Kellie M Shamenski
Counsellor, LMFT, RCC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
West Vancouver, BC V7V
Building a better and more balanced connection with yourself forms the foundation of successful therapy. Nurturing a healthier, kinder relationship with all of your parts can be challenging, particularly if you have experienced trauma within your relationships. When we have experiences that mimic and reinforce the old thoughts, feelings and assumptions that we have always had about ourselves and/or others we can feel stuck, uncertain, scared or angry. We want to get out of these loops and free ourselves from the limiting beliefs and patterns that have misdirected us. Contrary to how it may feel at times, these are realistic goals!
Building a better and more balanced connection with yourself forms the foundation of successful therapy. Nurturing a healthier, kinder relationship with all of your parts can be challenging, particularly if you have experienced trauma within your relationships. When we have experiences that mimic and reinforce the old thoughts, feelings and assumptions that we have always had about ourselves and/or others we can feel stuck, uncertain, scared or angry. We want to get out of these loops and free ourselves from the limiting beliefs and patterns that have misdirected us. Contrary to how it may feel at times, these are realistic goals!
(249) 504-1813 View (249) 504-1813
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Jill Korstrom
PCC, CPCC, BSC
Verified Verified
West Vancouver, BC V7W
Are you up for some fierce conversation? You are not broken and you do not need fixing! I will hold you as creative, resourceful and whole. Life Coaching is best described as professionally assisted self-mastery. The primary need of most people is not the advice or direction from others. Rather, the primary need of most people is clarification of their own thinking. You are the expert of your own life and I am an expert in curiosity. As a Life & Legacy Coach at Meridian Life Design Inc. (meridianlifedesign.com) my official title is "Truth Teller, Provocateur, Creatrix and Passionado".
Are you up for some fierce conversation? You are not broken and you do not need fixing! I will hold you as creative, resourceful and whole. Life Coaching is best described as professionally assisted self-mastery. The primary need of most people is not the advice or direction from others. Rather, the primary need of most people is clarification of their own thinking. You are the expert of your own life and I am an expert in curiosity. As a Life & Legacy Coach at Meridian Life Design Inc. (meridianlifedesign.com) my official title is "Truth Teller, Provocateur, Creatrix and Passionado".
(855) 982-1287 View (855) 982-1287
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Forooz Shamloo
Counsellor, BFA, MC-At, RCC, CCC
Verified Verified
West Vancouver, BC V7V
As a clinical counsellor and art therapist, I support clients dealing with anxiety, depression, body image dissatisfaction, relational issues, and life transitions. I provide a safe, non-judgmental space for expressing their challenges. I address the root causes of emotional difficulties, guiding them towards a positive body image and navigating relationships. Integrating evidence-based modalities with holistic ones like restorative yoga, trauma-informed yoga, mindfulness, and art therapy, I offer my clients the opportunity to develop coping strategies and foster personal growth, emotional well-being, and resilience.
As a clinical counsellor and art therapist, I support clients dealing with anxiety, depression, body image dissatisfaction, relational issues, and life transitions. I provide a safe, non-judgmental space for expressing their challenges. I address the root causes of emotional difficulties, guiding them towards a positive body image and navigating relationships. Integrating evidence-based modalities with holistic ones like restorative yoga, trauma-informed yoga, mindfulness, and art therapy, I offer my clients the opportunity to develop coping strategies and foster personal growth, emotional well-being, and resilience.
(236) 358-0614 View (236) 358-0614
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Dr. Bayanzadeh Counselling Services
Registered Social Worker, PhD, RCC, RSW, CCC
Verified Verified
West Vancouver, BC V7T  (Online Only)
I have had the privilege of knowing and working with a great number of individuals and families with varying levels of life challenges including: relationships issues, all types of emotional disturbances and alcohol & substance use problems. I trust that my accumulated repertoire of psychological methods and techniques along with my sincere desire to help will ensure effective and satisfactory services for my clients.
I have had the privilege of knowing and working with a great number of individuals and families with varying levels of life challenges including: relationships issues, all types of emotional disturbances and alcohol & substance use problems. I trust that my accumulated repertoire of psychological methods and techniques along with my sincere desire to help will ensure effective and satisfactory services for my clients.
(587) 801-5148 View (587) 801-5148
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Gabriela Gutierrez
Counsellor, MCP, RCC
Verified Verified
West Vancouver, BC V7T  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
Hi, I’m Gabriela and I’m so happy you are looking for support. I specialize in addressing issues of trauma, anxiety, and parenting challenges and have specific training in these areas to support you to lighten the heavy loads you no longer want to hold on to. If you have suffered a traumatic experience, gone through a series of challenging situations, struggled with managing your own thoughts, or are just feeling overwhelmed, you don't need to go through this alone. By searching for a counsellor, you are already taking an important step in improving your mental health and I can support you in continuing that journey.
Hi, I’m Gabriela and I’m so happy you are looking for support. I specialize in addressing issues of trauma, anxiety, and parenting challenges and have specific training in these areas to support you to lighten the heavy loads you no longer want to hold on to. If you have suffered a traumatic experience, gone through a series of challenging situations, struggled with managing your own thoughts, or are just feeling overwhelmed, you don't need to go through this alone. By searching for a counsellor, you are already taking an important step in improving your mental health and I can support you in continuing that journey.
(431) 341-2872 View (431) 341-2872
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Angela Merasty
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
West Vancouver, BC V7P
I specialize in helping youth (14+) and adults address unresolved inner or outer conflict that may be manifesting in emotional pain or impacting wellness. I have helped clients experiencing anxiety, depression, grief and loss, substance use, and trauma. As well as with self-esteem, boundaries and achieving more healthy communication. I have also helped individuals walk through complex concurrent struggles with substance use and mental or emotional challenges.
I specialize in helping youth (14+) and adults address unresolved inner or outer conflict that may be manifesting in emotional pain or impacting wellness. I have helped clients experiencing anxiety, depression, grief and loss, substance use, and trauma. As well as with self-esteem, boundaries and achieving more healthy communication. I have also helped individuals walk through complex concurrent struggles with substance use and mental or emotional challenges.
(226) 840-6211 View (226) 840-6211
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Negar Parsa
Counsellor, RTC, MA
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
West Vancouver, BC V7V  (Online Only)
I know there are times when it feels as if you are sitting in a dark space, waiting for a glimpse of joy. You may be seeking it in your job, income, relationships, or a variety of other external sources; and yet, it seems unreachable. Growing up with several traumas and experiencing severe depression led me to seek my identity in a high profile title in society. As a lawyer with a Master’s degree, I was not happy. Then I faced the tragic loss of my beloved friend. This pain, shook my belief system: How could I live, despite life's difficulties? Life showed me that painful experiences will always open doors to new paths.
I know there are times when it feels as if you are sitting in a dark space, waiting for a glimpse of joy. You may be seeking it in your job, income, relationships, or a variety of other external sources; and yet, it seems unreachable. Growing up with several traumas and experiencing severe depression led me to seek my identity in a high profile title in society. As a lawyer with a Master’s degree, I was not happy. Then I faced the tragic loss of my beloved friend. This pain, shook my belief system: How could I live, despite life's difficulties? Life showed me that painful experiences will always open doors to new paths.
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Heather Aikman
Counsellor, MA, RCC
Verified Verified
West Vancouver, BC V7V
My warm and pragmatic approach supports clients in moving from a self-limiting pattern of behaviour to a space of self-awareness and efficacy. I offer a non-judgmental environment where concerns are addressed with compassion and respect. I assist individuals, families, and relationships in clarifying their personal insights and developing deeper perspectives about their own challenges. Through my wealth of experience and advanced expertise, I support clients by providing tools and strategies unique to their individualized needs.
My warm and pragmatic approach supports clients in moving from a self-limiting pattern of behaviour to a space of self-awareness and efficacy. I offer a non-judgmental environment where concerns are addressed with compassion and respect. I assist individuals, families, and relationships in clarifying their personal insights and developing deeper perspectives about their own challenges. Through my wealth of experience and advanced expertise, I support clients by providing tools and strategies unique to their individualized needs.
(604) 644-7449 View (604) 644-7449
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Jessie Bian-Jie Chen
Counsellor, MCP, RCC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
West Vancouver, BC V7V  (Online Only)
Jessie, also known as Bian-Jie (本潔), is a first-generation Taiwanese-Canadian clinical counselor who feels privileged to accompany her clients on their healing journeys. Employing a client-centered collaborative approach, Jessie endeavors to support her clients in achieving their goals. With years of experience in the field, she specializes in working with young adults and adults, addressing issues such as anxiety, depression, life transitions, immigration, bicultural experiences, and self-image concerns. Additionally, Jessie has expertise in working with neurotypical populations, particularly
Jessie, also known as Bian-Jie (本潔), is a first-generation Taiwanese-Canadian clinical counselor who feels privileged to accompany her clients on their healing journeys. Employing a client-centered collaborative approach, Jessie endeavors to support her clients in achieving their goals. With years of experience in the field, she specializes in working with young adults and adults, addressing issues such as anxiety, depression, life transitions, immigration, bicultural experiences, and self-image concerns. Additionally, Jessie has expertise in working with neurotypical populations, particularly
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Pegah Counselling
Counsellor, RCC, MCP, Ind Eng, Com Eng
Verified Verified
West Vancouver, BC V7V
Pegah believes in the unlimited potential and the power that we all share as a human being. I believe the major reason that individuals would encounter barriers and gridlocks in the process of accessing their potentials and internal resources is the primary context as well as their current one. Therefore, I provide my clients with my full presence and genuine support during their journey of self-discovery and actualization of their unique gift and potential that embedded in each of us since our birth.
Pegah believes in the unlimited potential and the power that we all share as a human being. I believe the major reason that individuals would encounter barriers and gridlocks in the process of accessing their potentials and internal resources is the primary context as well as their current one. Therefore, I provide my clients with my full presence and genuine support during their journey of self-discovery and actualization of their unique gift and potential that embedded in each of us since our birth.
(289) 302-5979 View (289) 302-5979
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Alyson Jones & Associates
Counsellor, RCC
Verified Verified
West Vancouver, BC V7V
We believe that you can get MORE out of your life and that we are the team who can assist you in this discovery. We provide a wide range of services that can lead you towards improved relationships, growth, personal exploration, and an increased balance in your life. Some may wish to regain balance after a traumatic life event or to remedy an inherent challenge they may have been coping with for years.
We believe that you can get MORE out of your life and that we are the team who can assist you in this discovery. We provide a wide range of services that can lead you towards improved relationships, growth, personal exploration, and an increased balance in your life. Some may wish to regain balance after a traumatic life event or to remedy an inherent challenge they may have been coping with for years.
(604) 670-3042 View (604) 670-3042
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Kathy Merabian
Counsellor, MA, RCC, CPF
Verified Verified
West Vancouver, BC V7T
Choosing the right counsellor for yourself or your child is not easy, yet a trusting and comfortable relationship with your counsellor is fundamental to success. I make it my priority to establish an open, honest and warm relationship with my clients. Next, I use effective and concrete interventions to address the specific goals my clients present to me. Together we come up with a plan which we follow for the duration of our work together. If you are motivated and want to make concrete changes in your life, I may be the right fit for you.
Choosing the right counsellor for yourself or your child is not easy, yet a trusting and comfortable relationship with your counsellor is fundamental to success. I make it my priority to establish an open, honest and warm relationship with my clients. Next, I use effective and concrete interventions to address the specific goals my clients present to me. Together we come up with a plan which we follow for the duration of our work together. If you are motivated and want to make concrete changes in your life, I may be the right fit for you.
(604) 265-9289 View (604) 265-9289
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Howard Wong
Counsellor, PsyD, RCC, CCC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
West Vancouver, BC V7T  (Online Only)
My expertise lies in psychotherapy/counseling for adults, teenagers, children (> 9 years old), and couples with depressive and anxiety disorders, PTSD, grief, substance use, life transitions, self-esteem, parenting and couple relationships, as well as workplace/academic stress. Sessions can be conducted in English, Cantonese and Mandarin
My expertise lies in psychotherapy/counseling for adults, teenagers, children (> 9 years old), and couples with depressive and anxiety disorders, PTSD, grief, substance use, life transitions, self-esteem, parenting and couple relationships, as well as workplace/academic stress. Sessions can be conducted in English, Cantonese and Mandarin
(672) 800-1681 View (672) 800-1681
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Lisa Holien
Counsellor, BA, MACP, CCC
Verified Verified
West Vancouver, BC V7V
Are your usual ways of dealing with things no longer working? Is it time to look at something that has been troubling you for a while? Perhaps you could use some help looking into your life to develop a deeper understanding of your journey. Carl Jung said, “Only what is really oneself has the power to heal.” Your challenges will be seen 'guideposts' that help us understand your life in a meaningful way. As a registered psychotherapist, my orientation is based in depth psychology and I am dedicated to helping you fully see yourself with compassionate eyes so that symptom and suffering can be transformed into wholeness and healing.
Are your usual ways of dealing with things no longer working? Is it time to look at something that has been troubling you for a while? Perhaps you could use some help looking into your life to develop a deeper understanding of your journey. Carl Jung said, “Only what is really oneself has the power to heal.” Your challenges will be seen 'guideposts' that help us understand your life in a meaningful way. As a registered psychotherapist, my orientation is based in depth psychology and I am dedicated to helping you fully see yourself with compassionate eyes so that symptom and suffering can be transformed into wholeness and healing.
(778) 760-0319 View (778) 760-0319
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Wayne Wong
Counsellor, MA
Verified Verified
West Vancouver, BC V7V
Personal growth occurs when a space is created to support individuals, relationships, and families to gain a deeper understanding of themselves, lending to greater meaning in life. My approach aligns with many psychological and coaching frameworks that encourage self-awareness, and introspection. By providing a supportive environment, my clients experience a greater sense of self and personal understanding while gaining an excitement for life that promotes substantial personal well-being.
Personal growth occurs when a space is created to support individuals, relationships, and families to gain a deeper understanding of themselves, lending to greater meaning in life. My approach aligns with many psychological and coaching frameworks that encourage self-awareness, and introspection. By providing a supportive environment, my clients experience a greater sense of self and personal understanding while gaining an excitement for life that promotes substantial personal well-being.
(450) 485-7091 View (450) 485-7091

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Number of Counsellors in West Vancouver, BC

200+

Average cost per session

$150

Counsellors in West Vancouver, BC who prioritize treating:

92% Anxiety
84% Depression
82% Relationship Issues
77% Stress
76% Self Esteem
68% Trauma and PTSD
68% Life Transitions

Average years in practice

10 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

55% SunLife
47% Pacific Blue Cross
38% Other

How Counsellors in West Vancouver, BC see their clients

73% In Person and Online
27% Online Only

Gender breakdown

80% Female
18% Male
2% Non-Binary
FAQs - About Therapy and Counselling

How can I find a therapist in West Vancouver?

Search for nearby therapists or counsellors by inputting your city, postal code, or a provider’s name into the search bar. From there, you can filter providers by the issues they treat, cost, insurance, gender, and other factors to find providers who are well-suited to your needs. To navigate between locations within the same country, enter a new city or postal code into the search bar.

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Is everyone in the Psychology Today Therapy Directory a licensed therapist?

Most Counsellors and Psychotherapists listed in the directory are certified by one of the main professional associations, mainly the Canadian Counselling and Psychotherapy Association (CCPA), and will have a Certified Canadian Counsellor (CCC) designation with their name. Social Workers listed in the directory must be registered members of the college specific to their province. To be listed in the directory, Psychologists must be registered with the psychological college specific to their province or territory.

Providers whose professional membership or primary credential has been verified by Psychology Today are signified by a “Verified” symbol. Given the considerable variation in professional regulation and prerequisites across Canadian provinces, some providers may possess significant professional qualifications without necessarily holding professional memberships or being obliged to acquire them. As a result, they may be selectively included without the "Verified" seal.

What’s the difference between a psychologist, a therapist, and a counsellor?

Psychologists, counsellors, psychotherapists and social workers can all provide counselling or talking therapy and have credentials and supervised, practical experience that enable them to do so in Canada.

Psychologists have a master's and/or doctoral degree and have passed both written and oral exams. Psychologists are able to complete mental health assessments and provide diagnostic information to clients as well as provide counselling therapy or psychotherapy. Counsellors and psychotherapists are expected to have a master's or doctoral degree in counselling psychology, social work, or a related mental health discipline and certification by a professional association, such as the Canadian Counselling and Psychotherapy Association. Registered Social Workers possess a Bachelor's or Master's degree in Social Work and where possible must be licensed or certified by the provincial government and/or regulatory college.

What type of therapy is right for me?

The type of therapy best suited to a particular individual depends on several factors, including their primary reason for seeking therapy, their preferred timeline (some therapy types last for a set number of sessions, while others are open-ended), and their personality and preferences—some may prefer a more structured approach. For many individuals, multiple types of therapy could provide a good fit.

How much does therapy cost?

The cost of therapy depends on a number of variables, including location and the therapist’s experience and training. On average, the cost of a therapy session in Canada could be between $100 and $200. If you have insurance, the expense of mental health care is typically lower, but it varies based on your insurance plan details and whether you choose an in-network or out-of-network mental healthcare provider.

What are more affordable or low cost therapy solutions?

Many therapists offer sliding scale payments, usually on a limited number of slots, which consists in an agreement between the therapist and a client to pay a reduced rate. Therapists who provide such arrangements often consider the client's income or ability to pay, but the extent of the discount is ultimately at the therapist's discretion. Furthermore, while group therapy may have different goals and benefits compared to individual therapy, it can be a more affordable solution to address certain types of issues.

If you are struggling to access therapy due to budget constraints, you could also consider public funded mental health services. Some types of outpatient mental health services are covered by Medicare, provided these are performed by a licensed mental health professional in the provinces or territory you reside in and who accepts the assignment.

Is online therapy cheaper than in-person therapy?

Many therapists charge the same amount for online therapy as they do for in-person therapy—though clients may still find this cost-effective if it cuts down on their transportation costs. Health insurance plans often offer equivalent coverage for online and in-person therapy; indeed, in many places, they are legally required to do so. Text-based or on-demand therapy apps may be cheaper than traditional one-on-one psychotherapy; however, the practice may be less effective and is not likely to be covered by insurance.

Is online therapy a good option?

Therapy conducted online can be just as effective as in-person therapy, as long as there is a strong alliance between the client and the therapist. To find a therapist who provides telehealth services to clients in your area, click “Online Therapy” on the directory homepage and search by your city or town or your postal code.

Are therapy sessions confidential?

Professionals licensed by regulatory colleges and those certified by associations such as the Canadian Counselling and Psychotherapy Association are obligated to uphold client confidentiality unless there is a legal reason that requires them to disclose information. Confidentiality is a crucial part of the therapeutic relationship and only under specific circumstances, such as when there is the potential or known harm to the client or others, or a court order, will a therapist be obligated to break the agreement. These exceptions to the confidentiality agreement are usually discussed during the initial consultation.