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Lisa Wu
Counsellor, MCP, RCC
Verified Verified
Vancouver, BC V6Z
Hello! I'm Lisa (she/they), a registered clinical counsellor. I strive to connect with you in a caring and supportive way, recognizing and reflecting on your strengths. Through our work together, my aim is to create an environment where you feel truly held on your journey of healing and self-discovery. Together, we will create space for all the parts of you that are longing to be felt and heard. With compassion and curiosity, we will meet these tender parts and attune to their needs.
Hello! I'm Lisa (she/they), a registered clinical counsellor. I strive to connect with you in a caring and supportive way, recognizing and reflecting on your strengths. Through our work together, my aim is to create an environment where you feel truly held on your journey of healing and self-discovery. Together, we will create space for all the parts of you that are longing to be felt and heard. With compassion and curiosity, we will meet these tender parts and attune to their needs.
(867) 457-5112 View (867) 457-5112
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Rebecca Berman
Registered Social Worker, BSW
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Vancouver, BC V6Z
Trauma impacts how we see the world, navigate through our experiences, and connect with others. You are not the product of a single experience or relationship but sometimes one experience can feel so overwhelming that it overtakes over all others. Together, you can start to dream about what life will look like if this problem or memory is no longer an obstacle.
Trauma impacts how we see the world, navigate through our experiences, and connect with others. You are not the product of a single experience or relationship but sometimes one experience can feel so overwhelming that it overtakes over all others. Together, you can start to dream about what life will look like if this problem or memory is no longer an obstacle.
(450) 232-2901 View (450) 232-2901
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Virginia McConchie
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
Vancouver, BC V6Z  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
With so many stressors in the world, it is easy to feel alone and uncertain of who you are or want to be. Therapy provides a space for discovery and connection. Discovery of how certain ways of understanding our place in the world emerged, and of how small shifts can help connect us with our authentic self, desires and values. My job is to help create a safe space where it is possible for you to be yourself in the fullest sense – even if you don’t quite know who that is yet. So, come to therapy as you are. Anxious. Excited. Messy. Sad. Confused. Tired. Changing. There is nothing you can’t be and can’t feel in our sessions together.
With so many stressors in the world, it is easy to feel alone and uncertain of who you are or want to be. Therapy provides a space for discovery and connection. Discovery of how certain ways of understanding our place in the world emerged, and of how small shifts can help connect us with our authentic self, desires and values. My job is to help create a safe space where it is possible for you to be yourself in the fullest sense – even if you don’t quite know who that is yet. So, come to therapy as you are. Anxious. Excited. Messy. Sad. Confused. Tired. Changing. There is nothing you can’t be and can’t feel in our sessions together.
(249) 488-2185 View (249) 488-2185
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Jenn Wesanko
Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying)
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Vancouver, BC V6Z
I’m a registered psychotherapist, somatics practitioner, and expert in the intimate and indivisible connection between the body and psyche. People I work with seek a deeper connection to their inner wisdom and voice. They may be experiencing the impacts of chronic stress or trauma, depression, anxiety, or wanting support navigating a big life transition. Through talk therapy, expressive arts, and embodiment practices they recover their inner spark and a deepened sense of personal power and aliveness. As a result, people feel more confident moving forward in their relationships and lives.
I’m a registered psychotherapist, somatics practitioner, and expert in the intimate and indivisible connection between the body and psyche. People I work with seek a deeper connection to their inner wisdom and voice. They may be experiencing the impacts of chronic stress or trauma, depression, anxiety, or wanting support navigating a big life transition. Through talk therapy, expressive arts, and embodiment practices they recover their inner spark and a deepened sense of personal power and aliveness. As a result, people feel more confident moving forward in their relationships and lives.
(778) 743-0126 View (778) 743-0126
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Dr. Katayoon Osatiaraghi
Counsellor, PhD
Verified Verified
Vancouver, BC V6Z
In schema therapy, an ideal client may grapple with entrenched emotional patterns or schemas, such as abandonment, mistrust, or inadequacy. They may have endured recurrent relational challenges or traumatic events that fuel these schemas. Their needs might encompass comprehending and validating their emotions, cultivating healthier coping mechanisms, and nurturing secure attachments. Their aspirations could entail dismantling detrimental patterns, nurturing self-worth, and fostering gratifying relationships.
In schema therapy, an ideal client may grapple with entrenched emotional patterns or schemas, such as abandonment, mistrust, or inadequacy. They may have endured recurrent relational challenges or traumatic events that fuel these schemas. Their needs might encompass comprehending and validating their emotions, cultivating healthier coping mechanisms, and nurturing secure attachments. Their aspirations could entail dismantling detrimental patterns, nurturing self-worth, and fostering gratifying relationships.
(581) 200-5069 View (581) 200-5069
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Natalie Lau
Counsellor, BA, RTC
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Vancouver, BC V6Z
My ideal client is looking for mental health support on a journey of self discovery, they want to have a deeper, kinder understanding of themselves along with a willingness to learn some tools to help themselves to create internal stability and clearer connection with self and in relationships.
My ideal client is looking for mental health support on a journey of self discovery, they want to have a deeper, kinder understanding of themselves along with a willingness to learn some tools to help themselves to create internal stability and clearer connection with self and in relationships.
(587) 507-8624 View (587) 507-8624
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Patricia Pike Certified Interventionist - Addiction Counsellor
Drug & Alcohol Counsellor, LAADC, ICAADC, ICADC, CIP, NAID
Verified Verified
Vancouver, BC V6Z
Patricia Pike is the CEO and founder of Interventions Canada. As a Certified Intervention Professional, Addiction Specialist, and Educator, she is committed to raising the standard of care in addiction and mental health treatment. With over 25 years of experience in behavioral health, her expertise lies in alcoholism, substance abuse, addiction disorders, and complex mental health issues. She has led numerous successful interventions globally and holds citizenship in both the United States and Canada. Her commitment to this field is deeply personal, having been in long-term recovery herself.
Patricia Pike is the CEO and founder of Interventions Canada. As a Certified Intervention Professional, Addiction Specialist, and Educator, she is committed to raising the standard of care in addiction and mental health treatment. With over 25 years of experience in behavioral health, her expertise lies in alcoholism, substance abuse, addiction disorders, and complex mental health issues. She has led numerous successful interventions globally and holds citizenship in both the United States and Canada. Her commitment to this field is deeply personal, having been in long-term recovery herself.
(343) 321-2218 View (343) 321-2218
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Dr. Jelica Todosijevic Registered Psychologist
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Vancouver, BC V6Z  (Online Only)
I know that it takes a lot of courage to reach out for help at times when we feel distressed, overwhelmed, vulnerable, confused, wrought with sadness, shame, hurt, guilt, intense worry... Some of us have been told or made feel that we do not deserve better, or that we are not good enough, or smart enough, or thin enough, or strong enough, or funny enough... Sometimes we seek refuge in food, alcohol, drugs, sex, or self-harm to cope with the belief that we can never feel differently about ourselves or the world.
I know that it takes a lot of courage to reach out for help at times when we feel distressed, overwhelmed, vulnerable, confused, wrought with sadness, shame, hurt, guilt, intense worry... Some of us have been told or made feel that we do not deserve better, or that we are not good enough, or smart enough, or thin enough, or strong enough, or funny enough... Sometimes we seek refuge in food, alcohol, drugs, sex, or self-harm to cope with the belief that we can never feel differently about ourselves or the world.
(778) 233-0972 View (778) 233-0972
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Kimberly Stringer
Psychologist, PsyD, RPsych
Verified Verified
Vancouver, BC V6Z
Life is inherently complex and challenging. Sometimes these challenges feel overwhelming and this is where psychology can help. In an environment of understanding and acceptance, psychologists can help you better identify those strengths that have served you well in the past, while at the same time assist you in learning new ways of solving problems and coping with life's difficulties.
Life is inherently complex and challenging. Sometimes these challenges feel overwhelming and this is where psychology can help. In an environment of understanding and acceptance, psychologists can help you better identify those strengths that have served you well in the past, while at the same time assist you in learning new ways of solving problems and coping with life's difficulties.
(855) 449-3203 View (855) 449-3203
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Erin Voith
Counsellor, MA, RCC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Vancouver, BC V6Z
My passion lies in helping my clients navigate their unique personal struggles and the impact of larger harmful or limiting social norms. I am deeply curious about my clients’ journey, and committed to guiding them towards self-discovery, stronger interpersonal connections, and realizing their goals and potential. I achieve this by offering valuable insights, reflections, and practical tools. Furthermore, sessions become an important place to practice the skills that you'd like to take forward into your life. Our time together is an opportunity to slow down, consider, and deeply feel things.
My passion lies in helping my clients navigate their unique personal struggles and the impact of larger harmful or limiting social norms. I am deeply curious about my clients’ journey, and committed to guiding them towards self-discovery, stronger interpersonal connections, and realizing their goals and potential. I achieve this by offering valuable insights, reflections, and practical tools. Furthermore, sessions become an important place to practice the skills that you'd like to take forward into your life. Our time together is an opportunity to slow down, consider, and deeply feel things.
(506) 560-4471 View (506) 560-4471
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Kristen Drozda Counselling
Counsellor, MEd, RCC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Vancouver, BC V6Z
I’m honoured to provide support to teens, young adults, and fellow grownups as you explore and grapple with your inner well-being and relationships in this complex world we inhabit. I have a polyvagal informed approach to mind-body connection and I also work with mindful self-compassion. I support gifted and twice exceptional individuals (identified or not yet) with a neurodiverse affirming approach. As a respectful ally I strive to be affirming of gender, sexuality, and sexual identity. I also acknowledge my settler status and cultural privilege. I am always learning and hope this can be a shared and collaborative process.
I’m honoured to provide support to teens, young adults, and fellow grownups as you explore and grapple with your inner well-being and relationships in this complex world we inhabit. I have a polyvagal informed approach to mind-body connection and I also work with mindful self-compassion. I support gifted and twice exceptional individuals (identified or not yet) with a neurodiverse affirming approach. As a respectful ally I strive to be affirming of gender, sexuality, and sexual identity. I also acknowledge my settler status and cultural privilege. I am always learning and hope this can be a shared and collaborative process.
(506) 497-5628 View (506) 497-5628
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Paul Golbabai
Counsellor, MCP, MA, RCC
Verified Verified
Vancouver, BC V6Z
I am a Trauma Informed Registered Clinical Counsellor. I have spent my career serving & supporting a diverse populations of youth, adults and families in government, community non-profit & private practice. When working with you, I strive to build a genuine and therapeutic relationship which fosters a safe environment for exploration, learning, healing and empowerment. I have a full-time private practice with very limited availability, currently accepting clients on a case by case basis.
I am a Trauma Informed Registered Clinical Counsellor. I have spent my career serving & supporting a diverse populations of youth, adults and families in government, community non-profit & private practice. When working with you, I strive to build a genuine and therapeutic relationship which fosters a safe environment for exploration, learning, healing and empowerment. I have a full-time private practice with very limited availability, currently accepting clients on a case by case basis.
(579) 400-2914 View (579) 400-2914
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Keturah Wong
Counsellor, MSc, MA, CCC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Vancouver, BC V6Z
Not accepting new clients
The human experience is infinite in complexity, diversity and meaning. The nature of concerns bringing a person into therapy can be too, and is rarely as simple as a behaviour, a diagnosis, a relationship problem or a life event. I have over a decade of experience helping people work through a range of concerns including: difficulty in relationships, Trauma, Depression, Anxiety, BPD, CPTSD, and Bereavement/ Suicide Bereavement. If any of these present a struggle for you in your life, or the life of a loved one whom you support, I would be honoured to hear from you and work together towards finding some healthy, sustainable relief.
The human experience is infinite in complexity, diversity and meaning. The nature of concerns bringing a person into therapy can be too, and is rarely as simple as a behaviour, a diagnosis, a relationship problem or a life event. I have over a decade of experience helping people work through a range of concerns including: difficulty in relationships, Trauma, Depression, Anxiety, BPD, CPTSD, and Bereavement/ Suicide Bereavement. If any of these present a struggle for you in your life, or the life of a loved one whom you support, I would be honoured to hear from you and work together towards finding some healthy, sustainable relief.
(450) 390-5823 View (450) 390-5823
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Ailee Gilron
Pre-Licensed Professional
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
Vancouver, BC V6Z
I am currently supporting individuals navigating through anxiety, depression, stress and burnout. I collaborate with my clients to work towards their goals by building on their current strengths. I love to embrace humour, as I find it's always important to welcome laughter as much as possible and the connection it brings. My core values as a therapist are honesty, authenticity, and accountability. I find that when we can take accountability of our actions and aspects that we can control in our life, that's when change and growth can occur.
I am currently supporting individuals navigating through anxiety, depression, stress and burnout. I collaborate with my clients to work towards their goals by building on their current strengths. I love to embrace humour, as I find it's always important to welcome laughter as much as possible and the connection it brings. My core values as a therapist are honesty, authenticity, and accountability. I find that when we can take accountability of our actions and aspects that we can control in our life, that's when change and growth can occur.
(343) 453-2475 View (343) 453-2475
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Bianca Buteri
Counsellor, MA, MEd, RCC, CCC
Verified Verified
Vancouver, BC V6Z
Each one of us is connected to others through relationships - the vitality of these bonds is crucial for our well being. Yet, relating to others may at times seem like trying to crack a secret code. Do you struggle to have your needs met? Your voice heard? Or maybe you just want to be better understood by others? I believe learning to get what you need from others and from life is a process that starts with ourselves. I will be with you as we challenge the obstacles and bring decisions into line with your values.
Each one of us is connected to others through relationships - the vitality of these bonds is crucial for our well being. Yet, relating to others may at times seem like trying to crack a secret code. Do you struggle to have your needs met? Your voice heard? Or maybe you just want to be better understood by others? I believe learning to get what you need from others and from life is a process that starts with ourselves. I will be with you as we challenge the obstacles and bring decisions into line with your values.
(587) 812-8967 View (587) 812-8967
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Sue Bai
Counsellor, MA, RCC, SEP
Verified Verified
Vancouver, BC V6Z
Have you found yourself feeling overwhelmed, spending your days anxious or depressed? Perhaps you've received unhelpful advice, read self-help books, or tried to power through. People are hard-wired for connection, and we heal through relationships. Therapy can be a safe place to develop connection, heal childhood wounds, rewire your nervous system, accept yourself, and experience more joy and confidence. I use what I've learned on my own healing journey, as well as from my professional experience, to help others develop a happier, more meaningful life and better relationships.
Have you found yourself feeling overwhelmed, spending your days anxious or depressed? Perhaps you've received unhelpful advice, read self-help books, or tried to power through. People are hard-wired for connection, and we heal through relationships. Therapy can be a safe place to develop connection, heal childhood wounds, rewire your nervous system, accept yourself, and experience more joy and confidence. I use what I've learned on my own healing journey, as well as from my professional experience, to help others develop a happier, more meaningful life and better relationships.
(672) 202-3622 View (672) 202-3622
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Sarah Blackmore
Counsellor, MA, RCC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Vancouver, BC V6Z
Hi, I'm Sarah! My goal is to help you create links between the insights you gain in counselling and effective behaviour change that can translate across all aspects of your life so that you can get the most out of our time together. We all get stuck in patterns that no longer serve us - although these patterns were once likely useful in our lives, there comes a point where they hold us back. But change is difficult and hard to do on our own - here's where I can support you! I am passionate about working with individuals from intersectional-feminist and anti-oppressive approaches.
Hi, I'm Sarah! My goal is to help you create links between the insights you gain in counselling and effective behaviour change that can translate across all aspects of your life so that you can get the most out of our time together. We all get stuck in patterns that no longer serve us - although these patterns were once likely useful in our lives, there comes a point where they hold us back. But change is difficult and hard to do on our own - here's where I can support you! I am passionate about working with individuals from intersectional-feminist and anti-oppressive approaches.
(431) 813-5943 View (431) 813-5943
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Thea Jardine
Counsellor, MC, RCC
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Vancouver, BC V6Z
Waitlist for new clients
Counselling is a collaborative process of exploring the difficulties (stress, emotions, experiences) that the client brings forward in session. Counsellors promote change by helping the client to focus on the feelings, thoughts, behaviours, and experiences that are maintaining barriers to attaining goals. Counsellors are there to “do with” not “do for.” The client is the one that leads the way, while the counsellor acts as a guide or support. My goal is to help you find your voice and your path to being your favorite version of you!
Counselling is a collaborative process of exploring the difficulties (stress, emotions, experiences) that the client brings forward in session. Counsellors promote change by helping the client to focus on the feelings, thoughts, behaviours, and experiences that are maintaining barriers to attaining goals. Counsellors are there to “do with” not “do for.” The client is the one that leads the way, while the counsellor acts as a guide or support. My goal is to help you find your voice and your path to being your favorite version of you!
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Anthony De Lemos Kawka
Counsellor, MM, RP, RCS
Verified Verified
Vancouver, BC V6Z
I am a Registered Psychotherapist and Registered Counselling Supervisor. My practice is guided by extensive experience working with people coming from various socioeconomic backgrounds as well as many years of serving the most vulnerable communities in Vancouver’s DTES. While my approach is integrative of modern theories and techniques, it heavily relies on Psychodynamic theories and practice. Psychodynamic Psychotherapy is a highly individualized treatment whose goal is not only to alleviate the most obvious symptom. It relies on the fact that our personalities are uniquely shaped by several developmental stages.
I am a Registered Psychotherapist and Registered Counselling Supervisor. My practice is guided by extensive experience working with people coming from various socioeconomic backgrounds as well as many years of serving the most vulnerable communities in Vancouver’s DTES. While my approach is integrative of modern theories and techniques, it heavily relies on Psychodynamic theories and practice. Psychodynamic Psychotherapy is a highly individualized treatment whose goal is not only to alleviate the most obvious symptom. It relies on the fact that our personalities are uniquely shaped by several developmental stages.
(226) 457-3416 View (226) 457-3416
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Janice Ha
Counsellor, RTC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Vancouver, BC V6Z
“ I believe sharing our stories about our personal experiences can awaken our awareness, stretch our hearts, and help us heal” Do you feel like you are on a path of self sabotage and feel stuck? Do you live mostly in your head where it is noisy and chaotic? I believe you can transform negative limiting beliefs, never ending fears and uncertainties. I want to help you build the skill to make healthier choices in relationships, jobs and lifestyle that don’t drain the life out of you. I know it takes courage to reach out for help. I promise I am easy to talk to and aim to make therapy both an enjoyable and forward moving process.
“ I believe sharing our stories about our personal experiences can awaken our awareness, stretch our hearts, and help us heal” Do you feel like you are on a path of self sabotage and feel stuck? Do you live mostly in your head where it is noisy and chaotic? I believe you can transform negative limiting beliefs, never ending fears and uncertainties. I want to help you build the skill to make healthier choices in relationships, jobs and lifestyle that don’t drain the life out of you. I know it takes courage to reach out for help. I promise I am easy to talk to and aim to make therapy both an enjoyable and forward moving process.
(873) 363-0049 View (873) 363-0049
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Luke Primus
Pre-Licensed Professional, MC
Verified Verified
6 Endorsed
Vancouver, BC V6Z
Even when life seems basically "good" we can find ourselves stuck with thoughts and feelings that weigh us down and make it hard to live the way we want to. And then there's times when life seemingly falls apart around us and we are left scrambling to find solid ground. Maybe conflict in your relationship is wearing you down, or something happened at work that overwhelmed your ability to cope. Perhaps you're holding onto anger or sadness that is getting in the way of living the life you want to live. You're here because you want things to change, and you're wondering if me or any other counsellor can help you with your goals.
Even when life seems basically "good" we can find ourselves stuck with thoughts and feelings that weigh us down and make it hard to live the way we want to. And then there's times when life seemingly falls apart around us and we are left scrambling to find solid ground. Maybe conflict in your relationship is wearing you down, or something happened at work that overwhelmed your ability to cope. Perhaps you're holding onto anger or sadness that is getting in the way of living the life you want to live. You're here because you want things to change, and you're wondering if me or any other counsellor can help you with your goals.
(506) 315-4038 View (506) 315-4038
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Amelia Bradaric | Grief And Loss
Counsellor, RTC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Vancouver, BC V6Z  (Online Only)
I help my clients in the process of grief, trauma, life transitions and burnout. By integrating modalities such as Mindfulness, DBT, Somatic therapy and Internal Family Systems we are able to look at all aspects of the human experience. We can explore the impact these experiences have in your day-to-day life and the big picture. We will create an individualized and well-balanced approach to therapy by focusing on how you've been impacted, and develop tools and resources to support you in moving forward.
I help my clients in the process of grief, trauma, life transitions and burnout. By integrating modalities such as Mindfulness, DBT, Somatic therapy and Internal Family Systems we are able to look at all aspects of the human experience. We can explore the impact these experiences have in your day-to-day life and the big picture. We will create an individualized and well-balanced approach to therapy by focusing on how you've been impacted, and develop tools and resources to support you in moving forward.
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Jocelyn Gallagher
Registered Psychotherapist, MACP, RP, RCC, MEd
Verified Verified
Vancouver, BC V6Z  (Online Only)
Life taught me that unexpected circumstances are opportunities for self-discovery and growth. A good therapeutic relationship is key to feeling comfortable in counselling. While psychotherapy can include a variety of evidence-based treatment approaches, finding a therapist that is the right fit for your style and needs is very important. Research shows that the client-counsellor rapport can be just as therapeutic as the type of therapy. Clients can expect a friendly, calm person working with curiosity, respect and openness. I am here to listen to you without judgment and with a genuine desire to support your growth and wellbeing.
Life taught me that unexpected circumstances are opportunities for self-discovery and growth. A good therapeutic relationship is key to feeling comfortable in counselling. While psychotherapy can include a variety of evidence-based treatment approaches, finding a therapist that is the right fit for your style and needs is very important. Research shows that the client-counsellor rapport can be just as therapeutic as the type of therapy. Clients can expect a friendly, calm person working with curiosity, respect and openness. I am here to listen to you without judgment and with a genuine desire to support your growth and wellbeing.
(587) 571-6808 View (587) 571-6808
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Patricia Gonzalez
Registered Professional Counsellor - Candidate, RPC-C
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Vancouver, BC V6Z  (Online Only)
Do you envision a life that truly resonates with your deepest desires—a life where you feel authentically you, unburdened by self-doubt and limitations? Probably you are someone who craves fulfillment and authenticity in every aspect of your life. You may have felt a lingering sense of emptiness or wrestled with self-limiting beliefs that have held you back. Emotional challenges like anxiety, grief or a lack of self-confidence may have been recurring hurdles on your journey. Yet, you have an innate desire for something more profound, a life that aligns with your true self.
Do you envision a life that truly resonates with your deepest desires—a life where you feel authentically you, unburdened by self-doubt and limitations? Probably you are someone who craves fulfillment and authenticity in every aspect of your life. You may have felt a lingering sense of emptiness or wrestled with self-limiting beliefs that have held you back. Emotional challenges like anxiety, grief or a lack of self-confidence may have been recurring hurdles on your journey. Yet, you have an innate desire for something more profound, a life that aligns with your true self.
(548) 490-8082 View (548) 490-8082
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Lauren Legere
Counsellor, MA, RCC, CCC
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Vancouver, BC V6Z
My name is Lauren Legere and I am a Registered Clinical Counsellor in Downtown Vancouver. I work with individuals who are looking for support with anxiety/panic attacks, relationships and professional burnout among others. I empower you to create healthy relationships with yourself and others while helping to give you the tools to help thrive in your fast-paced environments.
My name is Lauren Legere and I am a Registered Clinical Counsellor in Downtown Vancouver. I work with individuals who are looking for support with anxiety/panic attacks, relationships and professional burnout among others. I empower you to create healthy relationships with yourself and others while helping to give you the tools to help thrive in your fast-paced environments.
(604) 239-5469 View (604) 239-5469

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How does your Counsellor compare?

Number of Counsellors in V6Z

100+

Average cost per session

$155

Counsellors in V6Z who prioritize treating:

93% Anxiety
84% Relationship Issues
84% Stress
83% Depression
83% Self Esteem
74% Life Transitions
72% Trauma and PTSD

Average years in practice

8 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

71% SunLife
55% Pacific Blue Cross
54% Canada Life | Great-West Life

How Counsellors in V6Z see their clients

73% In Person and Online
27% Online Only

Gender breakdown

76% Female
21% Male
3% Non-Binary
FAQs - About Therapy and Counselling

How can I find a therapist in V6Z?

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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.