John Álvarez de Lorenzana

Counsellor, MD, MA, RCC, CGP

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John Álvarez de Lorenzana

Counsellor, MD, MA, RCC, CGP


Location

Offers online therapy

Garuda Centre
Nanaimo, BC V9R
(778) 400-1469

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Announcement icon COVID Safe Counselling available for residents of BC. "When the time is upon you, start, and the pressure will be off."
Ever feel like saying F#CK My Life? Whether you are stressed out, burnt out or someone feeling increasingly overwhelmed, I am here to support you. I specialize in anger, jealousy, burnout, stress and addiction. I also work with people who have spiritual and psychedelic non-ordinary states of consciousness that want integration therapy and support. My counselling style is pragmatic and heartfelt. I have weathered my fair share of storms. “Why” is this happening to me is an important question to ask. The answer often lies in our own behaviour, habit energy and shadow. Working at this level leads to lasting change, beyond talk therapy.
One of the main goals in doing this deeper work is to reclaim what has been lost. What has been forgotten or beaten out of you in this crazy, nonstop world. Together, we will stop the emotional toll that can grow from unmet needs and get you back to doing what you love or work together to discover what that is.
I received my MA in Counselling Psychology from UBC and my MD from McMaster University. I am a Clinical Assistant Professor in the UBC Faculty of Medicine as well as a Certified Group Psychotherapist running online/in-person counselling + medical groups at Garuda Centre. Feel welcome to book an individual or group session. I look forward to hearing from you.
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“I specialize in navigating change & suffering. Anger, anxiety & post psychedelic integration are hot topics right now. Please feel welcome. ”

Finances

  • Cost per Session: $150 - $225
Pay By: ACH Bank transfer, American Express, Cash, Cheque, Mastercard, Paypal, Visa
Accepted Insurance Plans
  • Blue Cross
  • Canada Life | Great-West Life
  • Great-West Life
  • Green Shield Canada
  • Manulife
  • Pacific Blue Cross
  • SunLife
Verify your health insurance coverage when you arrange your first visit.

Qualifications

  • Years in Practice: 14 Years
  • Licence: British Columbia / BCACC 14295
  • School: McMaster University - Doctor of Medicine
  • Year Graduated: 2012

Additional Credentials

  • Certificate: University of British Columbia / BA - Psychology
  • Certificate Date: 2001
  • Certificate: University of British Columbia / MA - Counselling Psychology
  • Certificate Date: 2008

John Álvarez de Lorenzana's Groups

Online Stress, Anxiety + Burnout Group (MSP)

Re•Start Group Program for Stress, Anxiety + Burnout Group (MSP) **FREE** for those with a medical diagnosis are covered by their Provincial Medical Service Plan ($700 fee for those without medical coverage). Tuesdays 6-7:30pm | Next Cycle Jan 11th-Feb 24th. This 8-week interactive program will assist you in releasing and managing stress-overload, which can negatively impact your physical and mental health. Through education, group process, and stress specific yoga + meditation it is designed to replace ineffective and destructive coping mechanisms. Please inquire about other days and times as we often add groups when there is a waitlist.

More about this group

Location

Garuda Centre
Nanaimo, BC V9R
(778) 400-1469
Offers online therapy

Nearby Areas

This location is easily accessible from:

Website
Specialties
  • Stress
  • Addiction
  • Anger Management
Issues
  • Anxiety
  • Burnout
  • Depression
  • Divorce
  • Drug Abuse
  • Infidelity
  • Life Transitions
  • Men's Issues
  • Psychedelic Integration
  • Relationship Issues
  • Spirituality
  • Substance Use
  • Weight Loss

Client Focus

I also speak: Spanish
Age
  • Adults

Treatment Approach

Types of Therapy
  • Attachment-based
  • Buddhist Psychotherapy
  • Emotionally Focused
  • Existential
  • Integrative
  • Mindfulness-Based (MBCT)
  • Solution Focused Brief (SFBT)
  • Somatic
  • Yogic Counselling
Modality
  • Individuals
  • Couples
  • Group

Links

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Last Modified: 21 Dec 2021
John Álvarez de Lorenzana, MD, MA, RCC, CGP, Counsellor in Nanaimo
John Álvarez de Lorenzana

Counsellor, MD, MA, RCC, CGP