Back to Results
Previous
Next
Gloria Dykstra
Gloria Dykstra
Counsellor, RCC, LMHC

Gloria Dykstra

Counsellor, RCC, LMHC (she, her)

Verified by Psychology Today Verified by Psychology Today
Vancouver, BC V5N
Let's Connect (778) 990-5422
I am an existential therapist which means I am listening in particular for the ways you may be struggling with meaning-making in your life and with issues related to grief & loss and overwhelm. I am also trained in the neuro-biological, somatic treatment of trauma so we will spend time together grounding and building skills in your awareness of your own sense of safety in given contexts. Sessions with me feel conversational and will often involve humor despite the heavy content woven in. I will ask questions to help you recognize themes in your experience.
Conventional therapy is often too quick to categorize individuals' concerns and symptoms solely as deficiencies in personal psychology. My philosophy and commitment is to also weigh the social and political aspects of your experience. Our symptoms (overwhelm, addiction, depression) must be addressed seriously, but we have to acknowledge the contributions
of a persons' full context (political setting, cultural background, race, gender, workplace stressors, sexuality, disability-status, attachment history, and class), in the logical survival responses we cultivate. My commitment is to sit beside you while holding hope for healing and progress as we move through our work. I look forward to speaking with you.
Call or Gloria Dykstra now for a free 15 minute consultation - (778) 990-5422

My Practice at a Glance

Available both in-person and online

Vancouver, BC V5N

(778) 990-5422
I specialize in Trauma and PTSD, Grief and Anxiety 
$165 Per Session  
Individual one-on-one therapy 
Let's Connect (778) 990-5422

My Practice at a Glance

Available both in-person and online

Vancouver, BC V5N

(778) 990-5422
I specialize in Trauma and PTSD, Grief and Anxiety 
$165 Per Session  
Individual one-on-one therapy 

Finances

Fees

  • Individual Sessions $165
  • Pay by Cheque, Health Savings Account, Mastercard, Visa
"
After every session I will provide you with a detailed receipt that you may submit to any insurer.
Call or for a free 15 minute consultation now - (778) 990-5422
Gloria Dykstra
Counsellor, RCC, LMHC
"
After every session I will provide you with a detailed receipt that you may submit to any insurer.
Call or for a free 15 minute consultation now - (778) 990-5422
Gloria Dykstra
Counsellor, RCC, LMHC

Qualifications

  • Verified by Psychology Today Licensed by Province of British Columbia / 18845 Gloria Dykstra
  • License: Washington State Dept. of Health, Licensed Mental Health Counselor LH60735584 / 2022
  • Degree/Diploma from University of Washington Bachelor of Arts, Sociology / 2005
  • Attended Seattle University - Existential Phenomenological , Master of Arts , Graduated 2008
"
Dually licensed in British Columbia (Clinical Counselor) and Washington State (Licensed Mental Health Counselor).
Call or for a free 15 minute consultation now - (778) 990-5422
Gloria Dykstra
Counsellor, RCC, LMHC
"
Dually licensed in British Columbia (Clinical Counselor) and Washington State (Licensed Mental Health Counselor).
Call or for a free 15 minute consultation now - (778) 990-5422
Gloria Dykstra
Counsellor, RCC, LMHC

Specialties and Expertise

Top Specialties

  • Trauma and PTSD
  • Grief
  • Anxiety

Expertise

  • Addiction
  • Bisexual
  • Career Guidance
  • Depression
  • Drug Abuse
  • Lesbian
  • LGBTQ+
  • Life Transitions
  • Parenting
  • Pregnancy, Prenatal, Postpartum
  • Racialized and Intergenerational Trauma
  • Relationship Issues
  • Sexual Abuse
  • Stress
  • Trans-affirming care
  • Women's Issues
"
Often sessions feel like a conversation with some storytelling and some reflections that ideally help you to consider your experience in a new way. I work primarily with relational trauma and finding the ways these earlier wounds affect you in your current day-to-day. Often clients share they are able to notice a shift in the ways they see themselves after a short time time.
Call or for a free 15 minute consultation now - (778) 990-5422
Gloria Dykstra
Counsellor, RCC, LMHC
"
Often sessions feel like a conversation with some storytelling and some reflections that ideally help you to consider your experience in a new way. I work primarily with relational trauma and finding the ways these earlier wounds affect you in your current day-to-day. Often clients share they are able to notice a shift in the ways they see themselves after a short time time.
Call or for a free 15 minute consultation now - (778) 990-5422
Gloria Dykstra
Counsellor, RCC, LMHC

Client Focus

Age

Adults
Elders (65+)

Participants

Individuals

Communities

Body Positivity
Gay Allied
HIV / AIDS Allied
Immuno-disorders
Non-Binary Allied
Queer Allied
Racial Justice Allied
Transgender Allied

Age

Adults
Elders (65+)

Participants

Individuals

Communities

Body Positivity
Gay Allied
HIV / AIDS Allied
Immuno-disorders
Non-Binary Allied
Queer Allied
Racial Justice Allied
Transgender Allied

Treatment Approach

Types of Therapy

  • Attachment-based
  • Culturally Sensitive
  • Existential
  • Feminist
  • Psychoanalytic
  • Psychodynamic
  • Relational
  • Somatic
  • Trauma Focused
"
I work from an attachment-based, psychoanalytic and existential framework. These can feel like loaded terms, but often this means we will be discussing ways early relationships - both attachment and misattunements (and experiences of neglect or trauma) - affect your current ability to relate to others.
Call or for a free 15 minute consultation now - (778) 990-5422
Gloria Dykstra
Counsellor, RCC, LMHC
"
I work from an attachment-based, psychoanalytic and existential framework. These can feel like loaded terms, but often this means we will be discussing ways early relationships - both attachment and misattunements (and experiences of neglect or trauma) - affect your current ability to relate to others.
Call or for a free 15 minute consultation now - (778) 990-5422
Gloria Dykstra
Counsellor, RCC, LMHC

Location

Primary Location

Vancouver, BC V5N

(778) 990-5422

Nearby Areas

Towns/Cities

Postal Codes

Call for a free consultation now - (778) 990-5422
Gloria Dykstra
Counsellor, RCC, LMHC
Call for a free consultation now - (778) 990-5422
Gloria Dykstra
Counsellor, RCC, LMHC
Last Modified: 9 Apr 2024