Heather Andersen

Counsellor, MACP, CCC

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Heather Andersen

Counsellor, MACP, CCC

She/Her/Hers

Verified by Psychology Today

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Nanaimo, BC V9R
(581) 509-2167
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About

Understanding the need for change is a big first step. Then getting the energy and nerve to find a therapist and make that first appointment can seem insurmountable. Congratulations on making it this far! Issues with emotional regulation, interpersonal communication/skills, and problematic substance use can derail our best attempts at a satisfying life. Using an individualized and integrated approach of DBT and Talk Therapy with the cheer of Solution Focused, we can work together to understand how your biology, environment and psychology can be readapted to help reach your goals. There will be infographics and worksheets! (Yay?)
We focus a lot on understanding multifaceted aspects of mental your well-being, acceptance, and change. Discover your strengths as we work towards goals. The process can sometimes be more directive, and have more psychoeducation and personal work between sessions. Your goal is reached with dedication, growth and maybe some tears, laughter and salty language.
We all do the best we can in the moment, and if you are seeking therapy that means you want to do better. I applaud you for that! With an innate ability to connect, I offer safety to be vulnerable and honest, non-judgmental empathy, and a willingness to find humor in the ridiculousness of life and the moments we could have shone just a bit better.

Finances

  • Cost per Session: $145

Qualifications

  • Licence: British Columbia / 10009659

Additional Credentials

  • Certificate: ADHD Certified Clinical Service Provider (CCSP) - Evergreen Certificates
  • Certificate Date: 2022
  • Certificate: End of Life Doula - Douglas College
  • Certificate Date: 2018

Location

Nanaimo, BC V9R
(581) 509-2167
Offers online therapy

Nearby Areas

This location is easily accessible from:

Towns/Cities
Postal Codes
Website
Specialties
  • ADHD
  • Dual Diagnosis
  • Mood Disorders
Issues
  • Anxiety
  • Behavioural Issues
  • Career Guidance
  • Coping Skills
  • Developmental Disorders
  • Divorce
  • Emotional Disturbance
  • End of life
  • Family Conflict
  • Grief
  • Life Coaching
  • Life Transitions
  • Parenting
  • Peer Relationships
  • Relationship Issues
  • Stress
  • Substance Use
Mental Health
  • Impulse Control Disorders
  • Personality Disorders
  • Thinking Disorders

Client Focus

I also speak: Turkish
Age
  • Elders (65+)
  • Adults
  • Teen

Treatment Approach

Types of Therapy
  • Attachment-based
  • Coaching
  • Cognitive Behavioural (CBT)
  • Dialectical Behavior (DBT)
  • Integrative
  • Interpersonal
  • Person-Centered
  • Positive Psychology
  • Relational
  • Solution Focused Brief (SFBT)
  • Strength-Based
Modality
  • Individuals

Links

My Website

Nearby Areas

This location is easily accessible from:

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Last Modified: 1 Dec 2022
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Heather Andersen

Counsellor, MACP, CCC