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Mark-Daniel Hughes
Counsellor, RPC-C
Verified Verified
Vancouver, BC V5T  (Online Only)
I work with all ages from youth and young adults to seniors in navigating the complexities around trauma, depression, complicated grief, interpersonal relationships, vocational stress, addiction and struggles with self-identity and low-self worth. My approach encourages a team mentality where we work collaboratively to help you uncover what truly matters most to you. By identifying the misalignment between your values and your circumstances, we can more easily create a path to well being.
I work with all ages from youth and young adults to seniors in navigating the complexities around trauma, depression, complicated grief, interpersonal relationships, vocational stress, addiction and struggles with self-identity and low-self worth. My approach encourages a team mentality where we work collaboratively to help you uncover what truly matters most to you. By identifying the misalignment between your values and your circumstances, we can more easily create a path to well being.
(587) 801-5384 View (587) 801-5384
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Gurvaan M
Pre-Licensed Professional, MEd
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Vancouver, BC V5T
I work with individuals who are navigating various concerns, such as queer, racialized sexualized violence. I also support individuals navigating anxiety, life transitions, issues of identity, grief, and experiences of trauma such as gender-based violence. I have a background in supporting survivors of gender-based violence, including sexualized violence and domestic violence. When working in this field, I often had to support individuals navigating oppressive systems.
I work with individuals who are navigating various concerns, such as queer, racialized sexualized violence. I also support individuals navigating anxiety, life transitions, issues of identity, grief, and experiences of trauma such as gender-based violence. I have a background in supporting survivors of gender-based violence, including sexualized violence and domestic violence. When working in this field, I often had to support individuals navigating oppressive systems.
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Tessa Teng
Pre-Licensed Professional, BCYC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Vancouver, BC V5T
Waitlist for new clients
I am a student counsellor who believes in meeting each client where they are at, understanding that every person has their own story that shapes the way they experience the world. I am passionate about working with individuals who may be struggling with relationship challenges, life transitions, identity, anxiety, low self-esteem, and family conflicts. This includes individuals impacted by developmental disabilities, substance use, intergenerational trauma, racialization, identity, and mental health concerns.
I am a student counsellor who believes in meeting each client where they are at, understanding that every person has their own story that shapes the way they experience the world. I am passionate about working with individuals who may be struggling with relationship challenges, life transitions, identity, anxiety, low self-esteem, and family conflicts. This includes individuals impacted by developmental disabilities, substance use, intergenerational trauma, racialization, identity, and mental health concerns.
(778) 765-3853 View (778) 765-3853
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Shauna Green
Counsellor, MSc, RCC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Vancouver, BC V5T  (Online Only)
Are you longing for a loving life partnership, but find yourself recurrently single or caught in unhappy relationship patterns? I specialize in Dating, Relationship, and Love Coaching. Maybe it’s the case that: you’re not getting asked on dates but wish a man would find you and sweep you off your feet; you always seem to attract the “wrong” men when what you really want is someone who cherishes you; the men you like don’t seem to like (or call) you back and you just want someone to choose you first. If you are done with endless online dating and want to attract real love in real life, then you need to break free from past patterns.
Are you longing for a loving life partnership, but find yourself recurrently single or caught in unhappy relationship patterns? I specialize in Dating, Relationship, and Love Coaching. Maybe it’s the case that: you’re not getting asked on dates but wish a man would find you and sweep you off your feet; you always seem to attract the “wrong” men when what you really want is someone who cherishes you; the men you like don’t seem to like (or call) you back and you just want someone to choose you first. If you are done with endless online dating and want to attract real love in real life, then you need to break free from past patterns.
(236) 358-0632 View (236) 358-0632
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Paul Slakov
Counsellor, MA, CCC
Verified Verified
Vancouver, BC V5T
It takes courage to seek and begin therapy, and I value and respect that. I am passionate about working with all people, however they choose to identify themselves. I work with adults, young to old. I consider each individual as a "world unto themself"; I work with your goals, your spark, your way. My goal is to help you find the tools to move towards what you most want. I'm on your side. I draw from therapies such as solution focused, trauma based, CBT and ACT. Possibility lies in the present - what we do, how we choose to act, alone and with others - this is the arena of change.
It takes courage to seek and begin therapy, and I value and respect that. I am passionate about working with all people, however they choose to identify themselves. I work with adults, young to old. I consider each individual as a "world unto themself"; I work with your goals, your spark, your way. My goal is to help you find the tools to move towards what you most want. I'm on your side. I draw from therapies such as solution focused, trauma based, CBT and ACT. Possibility lies in the present - what we do, how we choose to act, alone and with others - this is the arena of change.
(807) 790-2854 View (807) 790-2854
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Collective Healing Counselling and Consulting
Counsellor, MA, RCC, ATR, LPC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Vancouver, BC V5T
*Services by student counsellors and Associates available* People we work with describe feeling disconnected, invalidated, and powerless after experiencing trauma and injustice. Some have felt stuck and overwhelmed in the process of reconnecting with themselves, their communities, and in navigating the dominant culture. We support clients in processing their experiences and deepening their understanding of themselves and their relationships. We affirm clients' needs and desires and value reciprocity and collaboration. Honoring clients' knowledge, we invite clients to co-create safety and exercise their self-determination.
*Services by student counsellors and Associates available* People we work with describe feeling disconnected, invalidated, and powerless after experiencing trauma and injustice. Some have felt stuck and overwhelmed in the process of reconnecting with themselves, their communities, and in navigating the dominant culture. We support clients in processing their experiences and deepening their understanding of themselves and their relationships. We affirm clients' needs and desires and value reciprocity and collaboration. Honoring clients' knowledge, we invite clients to co-create safety and exercise their self-determination.
(604) 330-1636 View (604) 330-1636
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Sarah Jane Swartz
Counsellor, RCC, CCC, RM
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Vancouver, BC V5T
I have helped parents and mothers through their unique journeys of pregnancy, postpartum, and parenting for over a decade as a midwife, and now as a clinical counsellor. Within my counselling practice, I work with people who are somewhere along their reproductive or parenting journeys. I also work with individuals and couples who are at other life stages, such as looking to heal, grieve, and find balance or direction. I am also a counsellor at pregnancy loss and termination clinics in Vancouver, providing decision-making guidance, as well as coping, healing, and trauma support.
I have helped parents and mothers through their unique journeys of pregnancy, postpartum, and parenting for over a decade as a midwife, and now as a clinical counsellor. Within my counselling practice, I work with people who are somewhere along their reproductive or parenting journeys. I also work with individuals and couples who are at other life stages, such as looking to heal, grieve, and find balance or direction. I am also a counsellor at pregnancy loss and termination clinics in Vancouver, providing decision-making guidance, as well as coping, healing, and trauma support.
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Ivan Leonce
Registered Social Worker, RSW
Verified Verified
Vancouver, BC V5T
Not accepting new clients
Every part of you is welcome in our counselling conversations – the tender, the tough, and all the tricky parts in between. The stories you have told a thousand different ways and the ones just waiting for a soft place to name out loud for the very first time. The part of you that is pretty sure this might be a good next step, and the part that might still be a little nervous anyway. I work with those in my care to help make sense of it all, together.
Every part of you is welcome in our counselling conversations – the tender, the tough, and all the tricky parts in between. The stories you have told a thousand different ways and the ones just waiting for a soft place to name out loud for the very first time. The part of you that is pretty sure this might be a good next step, and the part that might still be a little nervous anyway. I work with those in my care to help make sense of it all, together.
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Alexis Nizzero Coaching
Occupational Therapist, MSc, OT
Verified Verified
Vancouver, BC V5T  (Online Only)
If you are one of the many healthcare professionals struggling with burnout these days, I'm here to help.
If you are one of the many healthcare professionals struggling with burnout these days, I'm here to help.
(825) 862-0229 View (825) 862-0229
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Kaitlin Chapple
Counsellor, MA, RCC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Vancouver, BC V5T
I am a Registered Clinical Counsellor with a passion for supporting others through the challenges and difficult moments that they encounter. Approaching clients with compassion, warmth, openness, understanding, and acceptance, I recognize both the strength and uncertainty that comes with reaching out for help and being vulnerable. I believe in the importance of the therapeutic relationship and in creating a safe space that will cultivate positive change and promote healing. With the belief that you know what is truly best for yourself, I strive to help you explore your strengths, feel empowered in your life, and reach your goals.
I am a Registered Clinical Counsellor with a passion for supporting others through the challenges and difficult moments that they encounter. Approaching clients with compassion, warmth, openness, understanding, and acceptance, I recognize both the strength and uncertainty that comes with reaching out for help and being vulnerable. I believe in the importance of the therapeutic relationship and in creating a safe space that will cultivate positive change and promote healing. With the belief that you know what is truly best for yourself, I strive to help you explore your strengths, feel empowered in your life, and reach your goals.
(902) 907-3976 View (902) 907-3976
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Aminata Nephtys Barry
Pre-Licensed Professional
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Vancouver, BC V5T
Hello, and welcome to this healing space. I work with clients experiencing difficulties in various sectors of life, such as emotional regulation, depression and anxiety, and clients working through trauma, identity and relationship related issues. I work with many international, BIPOC, and LGBTQIA+ clients. Together, we embark on a healing journey led by the client, of which I am there to help them navigate the roads of their minds, while the client remains the driver at every point. I aim to offer a space where you can express whatever is on your mind without fear of judgement, and where you can feel safe to open up.
Hello, and welcome to this healing space. I work with clients experiencing difficulties in various sectors of life, such as emotional regulation, depression and anxiety, and clients working through trauma, identity and relationship related issues. I work with many international, BIPOC, and LGBTQIA+ clients. Together, we embark on a healing journey led by the client, of which I am there to help them navigate the roads of their minds, while the client remains the driver at every point. I aim to offer a space where you can express whatever is on your mind without fear of judgement, and where you can feel safe to open up.
(236) 900-5318 View (236) 900-5318
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Mary Elizabeth Borkowski
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RCSW, RCC
Verified Verified
Vancouver, BC V5T
Therapy is a unique relationship where you can learn about yourself, your past, and who you would like to be, through a process of analysis, discussion, acceptance, and integration. A therapeutic relationship is a space where you can speak openly and freely with a person who is trained to listen and provide insight otherwise not available to you. As a therapist, I meet you where you are at as a person, and try to understand your goals, your background, and your pain. The process is meant to lead to greater interior freedom, that can reverberate out into all aspects of your life.
Therapy is a unique relationship where you can learn about yourself, your past, and who you would like to be, through a process of analysis, discussion, acceptance, and integration. A therapeutic relationship is a space where you can speak openly and freely with a person who is trained to listen and provide insight otherwise not available to you. As a therapist, I meet you where you are at as a person, and try to understand your goals, your background, and your pain. The process is meant to lead to greater interior freedom, that can reverberate out into all aspects of your life.
(450) 367-6974 View (450) 367-6974
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Patricia Ruiz
Counsellor, RCC, MA, MC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Vancouver, BC V5T  (Online Only)
At some point in our lives, we may just need to get some support to get through life’s challenges. I work with adult individuals and couples who are experiencing, or have experienced anxiety, depression, stress, trauma responses, chronic pain, relationship and communication challenges, attachment wounds and injuries, life transitions, issues of ageing, or grief, loss, and bereavement. My approach is collaborative and relational. I strive to honour your lived experience, autonomy, identity, and culture as we work together, and to support you to strengthen connections with yourself, your values, and your goals.
At some point in our lives, we may just need to get some support to get through life’s challenges. I work with adult individuals and couples who are experiencing, or have experienced anxiety, depression, stress, trauma responses, chronic pain, relationship and communication challenges, attachment wounds and injuries, life transitions, issues of ageing, or grief, loss, and bereavement. My approach is collaborative and relational. I strive to honour your lived experience, autonomy, identity, and culture as we work together, and to support you to strengthen connections with yourself, your values, and your goals.
(778) 906-0457 View (778) 906-0457
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Noa Rabin
Counsellor, MA
Verified Verified
Vancouver, BC V5T
I am passionate about my work, and have dedicated the last 10 years of my life to helping people create change. My clients are dealing with real life issues - relationships, fertility struggles, adjustment to parenthood, family of origin dynamics, and major life transitions. I aim to create a space where clients are free to explore their fears, doubts, strengths, and needs. Some clients require a faster, more solution-focused therapy process, while others want to meet regularly and have that person to continually connect with and receive support from. I am open to both and see it as a privilege to be invited into people’s lives.
I am passionate about my work, and have dedicated the last 10 years of my life to helping people create change. My clients are dealing with real life issues - relationships, fertility struggles, adjustment to parenthood, family of origin dynamics, and major life transitions. I aim to create a space where clients are free to explore their fears, doubts, strengths, and needs. Some clients require a faster, more solution-focused therapy process, while others want to meet regularly and have that person to continually connect with and receive support from. I am open to both and see it as a privilege to be invited into people’s lives.
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Catherine Falkner
Counsellor, RTC, BFA
Verified Verified
Vancouver, BC V5T  (Online Only)
Anxiety and stress are incredibly common experiences that can feel overwhelming, especially when they lead to difficulty in managing emotions and finding inner peace. You are not alone in facing these challenges. Whether it be feelings of unworthiness, struggling with setting healthy boundaries or reconnecting with yourself with a new sense of joy. It can be scary to reach out and ask for help, and seeking support is a courageous step towards healing and growth.
Anxiety and stress are incredibly common experiences that can feel overwhelming, especially when they lead to difficulty in managing emotions and finding inner peace. You are not alone in facing these challenges. Whether it be feelings of unworthiness, struggling with setting healthy boundaries or reconnecting with yourself with a new sense of joy. It can be scary to reach out and ask for help, and seeking support is a courageous step towards healing and growth.
(782) 800-9337 View (782) 800-9337
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Chloe Alexandra Myers
Counsellor, RCC
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Vancouver, BC V5T  (Online Only)
I am passionate about supporting people with trauma/ptsd including attachment and developmental trauma. I also specialize in treating grief, depression, anxiety and relationship issues. I believe that when people understand their emotions they can take control of their life. Life is meant to be enjoyed-healing our wounds allows us to have fun and live fully. Building emotional strength means accepting you will experience emotions, they will impact you, and you can ride the wave.
I am passionate about supporting people with trauma/ptsd including attachment and developmental trauma. I also specialize in treating grief, depression, anxiety and relationship issues. I believe that when people understand their emotions they can take control of their life. Life is meant to be enjoyed-healing our wounds allows us to have fun and live fully. Building emotional strength means accepting you will experience emotions, they will impact you, and you can ride the wave.
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Emily Franklin
Counsellor, MC, RCC
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
Vancouver, BC V5T
Working with me, you can expect a non-judgmental, compassionate space. I welcome folks exactly as they are. I practice with cultural humility and intersectionality to provide a safe and collaborative relationship that enables clients to get curious about themselves. I help clients deconstruct negative self-beliefs, explore identity conflicts, explore formative familial/cultural dynamics, and develop self-understanding. I combine talk therapy (exploring past and present experiences; and how our emotions, thoughts, and body interact with one another), with attachment theory, emotions-focused therapy, and parts work.
Working with me, you can expect a non-judgmental, compassionate space. I welcome folks exactly as they are. I practice with cultural humility and intersectionality to provide a safe and collaborative relationship that enables clients to get curious about themselves. I help clients deconstruct negative self-beliefs, explore identity conflicts, explore formative familial/cultural dynamics, and develop self-understanding. I combine talk therapy (exploring past and present experiences; and how our emotions, thoughts, and body interact with one another), with attachment theory, emotions-focused therapy, and parts work.
(672) 648-0420 View (672) 648-0420
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Konstantine Salkeld
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MA, RCSW, RCC
Verified Verified
5 Endorsed
Vancouver, BC V5T  (Online Only)
I approach therputic work with a deep focus on building relationships and supporting you through life's various challenges, whether they be transitions, relationship issues, stress, sexual exploration, trauma, grief, anxiety, or depression. I'm particularly passionate about helping self-identified women, youth, and couples deepen their connection with themselves. We are born whole, and our life experiences shape how we see ourselves and the world. I find inspiration in those who bravely explore their innermost thoughts and feelings, guiding them toward breakthroughs and personal growth.
I approach therputic work with a deep focus on building relationships and supporting you through life's various challenges, whether they be transitions, relationship issues, stress, sexual exploration, trauma, grief, anxiety, or depression. I'm particularly passionate about helping self-identified women, youth, and couples deepen their connection with themselves. We are born whole, and our life experiences shape how we see ourselves and the world. I find inspiration in those who bravely explore their innermost thoughts and feelings, guiding them toward breakthroughs and personal growth.
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Allahna Somji
Counsellor
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Vancouver, BC V5T
At its core, my therapeutic approach is centered around collaboration, drawing from anti-oppressive, trauma-informed, and client-centered frameworks, while highlighting the unique lived experiences each client holds. I work with individuals who may be struggling with experiences of anxiety, low self-esteem, life transitions, and more. I have a background of supporting and working with neurodivergent individuals and continue to do so in my practice.
At its core, my therapeutic approach is centered around collaboration, drawing from anti-oppressive, trauma-informed, and client-centered frameworks, while highlighting the unique lived experiences each client holds. I work with individuals who may be struggling with experiences of anxiety, low self-esteem, life transitions, and more. I have a background of supporting and working with neurodivergent individuals and continue to do so in my practice.
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Ramineh Rahimi
Pre-Licensed Professional, MA
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Vancouver, BC V5T
As a compassionate counseling student, I am dedicated to providing holistic, trauma-informed therapy rooted in Internal Family Systems principles. I understand the intricate interplay of biological, psychological, and social factors in shaping individual experiences. Creating a safe and nurturing environment is essential, where clients can explore their authentic selves and navigate challenges such as depression, anxiety, relational trauma, and major life transitions like immigrant settlement.
As a compassionate counseling student, I am dedicated to providing holistic, trauma-informed therapy rooted in Internal Family Systems principles. I understand the intricate interplay of biological, psychological, and social factors in shaping individual experiences. Creating a safe and nurturing environment is essential, where clients can explore their authentic selves and navigate challenges such as depression, anxiety, relational trauma, and major life transitions like immigrant settlement.
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Sam Marie Fischer
Pre-Licensed Professional, MEd, BA
Verified Verified
Vancouver, BC V5T  (Online Only)
I love working with clients who are ready to change, even if they are not sure what they want to change yet. I enjoy helping people define what a good, or better life would look like for them, and exploring - and, conquering - blocks to achieving this. Sometimes, this involves going backwards, and exploring past patterns/systems. Other times, it's about moving forward. We define this, together. I welcome all to work with me. As a mixed race (Jamaican/German), BIPOC queer, and non-binary therapist, I love serving members of my community. I enjoy helping people overcome blocks to creativity & business. I offer somatic therapy
I love working with clients who are ready to change, even if they are not sure what they want to change yet. I enjoy helping people define what a good, or better life would look like for them, and exploring - and, conquering - blocks to achieving this. Sometimes, this involves going backwards, and exploring past patterns/systems. Other times, it's about moving forward. We define this, together. I welcome all to work with me. As a mixed race (Jamaican/German), BIPOC queer, and non-binary therapist, I love serving members of my community. I enjoy helping people overcome blocks to creativity & business. I offer somatic therapy
(873) 300-5931 View (873) 300-5931
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Serena Zhang
Counsellor, MC, RCC, CCC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Vancouver, BC V5T
Waitlist for new clients
My name is Serena and I am a Registered Clinical Counsellor (RCC #18636) with a Master of Counselling degree from City University of Seattle. In my practice, I draw upon various theoretical approaches like Narrative, Mindfulness, and Solution Focused Therapies, along with my background in biology to ensure therapy is tailored to fit each individual client. I focus on developing safe, supportive, and collaborative relationships that promote empowerment and self-discovery.
My name is Serena and I am a Registered Clinical Counsellor (RCC #18636) with a Master of Counselling degree from City University of Seattle. In my practice, I draw upon various theoretical approaches like Narrative, Mindfulness, and Solution Focused Therapies, along with my background in biology to ensure therapy is tailored to fit each individual client. I focus on developing safe, supportive, and collaborative relationships that promote empowerment and self-discovery.
(438) 600-0911 View (438) 600-0911
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Brent Hogarth
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
Vancouver, BC V5T
My ideal client is stressed professionals, athletes and doctors who are seeking to enter flow-state in order to boost their productivity, learning, creativity, and well-being. I also specialize in working with people who struggle with ADHD and are seeking to enhance their Focus, Mood and Executive Functioning skills.
My ideal client is stressed professionals, athletes and doctors who are seeking to enter flow-state in order to boost their productivity, learning, creativity, and well-being. I also specialize in working with people who struggle with ADHD and are seeking to enhance their Focus, Mood and Executive Functioning skills.
(289) 723-2194 View (289) 723-2194
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Michelle Deshaw Counselling & Consulting
Counsellor, MEd, RCC
Verified Verified
Vancouver, BC V5T
Welcome. I have over 25 years experience working with children, teens, and adults dealing with generalized and social anxiety, mood, ocd, perfectionism, self-doubt, body image, sport psychology, relationship and parenting challenges, workplace conflict. My approach is focused on creating a warm, safe space for clients to be able to share and process their feelings. Working from an attachment lens, I use a combination of insight psychotherapy, cognitive behavioural therapy, and self-compassion techniques to help clients change unhelpful beliefs, thoughts, and feelings into new positive ways of being.
Welcome. I have over 25 years experience working with children, teens, and adults dealing with generalized and social anxiety, mood, ocd, perfectionism, self-doubt, body image, sport psychology, relationship and parenting challenges, workplace conflict. My approach is focused on creating a warm, safe space for clients to be able to share and process their feelings. Working from an attachment lens, I use a combination of insight psychotherapy, cognitive behavioural therapy, and self-compassion techniques to help clients change unhelpful beliefs, thoughts, and feelings into new positive ways of being.
(236) 705-5083 View (236) 705-5083
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Harmony Sonder
Pre-Licensed Professional
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Vancouver, BC V5T
Student therapist accepting new clients! As someone who grew up in a religious household where I did not feel safe to be myself, I am familiar with the long-term impact that this can have on queer and trans folks. Drawing from experience, I hope to build healing relationships with clients that prioritize autonomy and consent. I recognize, and aim to minimize, the power differential between counsellor and client. I work from an anti-oppressive, trauma-informed, and intersectional perspective. I aim to be flexible and responsive to my clients' needs.
Student therapist accepting new clients! As someone who grew up in a religious household where I did not feel safe to be myself, I am familiar with the long-term impact that this can have on queer and trans folks. Drawing from experience, I hope to build healing relationships with clients that prioritize autonomy and consent. I recognize, and aim to minimize, the power differential between counsellor and client. I work from an anti-oppressive, trauma-informed, and intersectional perspective. I aim to be flexible and responsive to my clients' needs.
(365) 799-6859 View (365) 799-6859

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How does your Counsellor compare?

Number of Counsellors in V5T

100+

Average cost per session

$150

Counsellors in V5T who prioritize treating:

87% Anxiety
82% Depression
81% Relationship Issues
73% Self Esteem
71% Life Transitions
70% Trauma and PTSD
65% Stress

Average years in practice

7 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

48% Pacific Blue Cross
45% SunLife
45% Manulife

How Counsellors in V5T see their clients

70% In Person and Online
30% Online Only

Gender breakdown

80% Female
14% Male
6% Non-Binary
FAQs - About Therapy and Counselling

How can I find a therapist in V5T?

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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.