Photo of Parm Laniado, Counsellor in V7P, BC
Parm Laniado
Counsellor, MEd, RCC
Verified Verified
Based in North Vancouver with over 20 years of individual, couple, and family counselling experience. My focus is on couples therapy and premarital counselling. I am Punjabi-speaking and fluent with the added pressures and challenges of cross-cultural family dynamics. I have specialized marriage and couples therapy training including: Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy, Gottman Method Couples Therapy, The Gottman Seven Principles Program Educator, and Bringing Baby Home Educator.
Based in North Vancouver with over 20 years of individual, couple, and family counselling experience. My focus is on couples therapy and premarital counselling. I am Punjabi-speaking and fluent with the added pressures and challenges of cross-cultural family dynamics. I have specialized marriage and couples therapy training including: Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy, Gottman Method Couples Therapy, The Gottman Seven Principles Program Educator, and Bringing Baby Home Educator.
(855) 739-6887 View (855) 739-6887
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Mehrdad Matinrad
Counsellor, PhD, RCC
Verified Verified
The modern psychological attitudes toward achieving a healthy, happy and fulfilling life are not necessarily limited to problem-solving. Reaching happiness and inner satisfaction requires education and changes in lifestyle.
The modern psychological attitudes toward achieving a healthy, happy and fulfilling life are not necessarily limited to problem-solving. Reaching happiness and inner satisfaction requires education and changes in lifestyle.
(778) 770-5301 View (778) 770-5301
Photo of Hamid Afshar, Counsellor in V7P, BC
Hamid Afshar
Counsellor, RCC, MD, PSM
Verified Verified
As a registered clinical counselor in Vancouver, I bring over 20 years of experience in dealing with stress-related and functional disorders within the field of medical-psychology and consultation. My expertise extends to chronic conditions like fibromyalgia, migraine, back pain, irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), functional dyspepsia, and refractory pains. Additionally, I work closely with clients who grapple with anxiety, depression, and trauma related to their bodily distress and chronic health conditions. I firmly believe in a holistic assessment and approach for managing these complex disorders.
As a registered clinical counselor in Vancouver, I bring over 20 years of experience in dealing with stress-related and functional disorders within the field of medical-psychology and consultation. My expertise extends to chronic conditions like fibromyalgia, migraine, back pain, irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), functional dyspepsia, and refractory pains. Additionally, I work closely with clients who grapple with anxiety, depression, and trauma related to their bodily distress and chronic health conditions. I firmly believe in a holistic assessment and approach for managing these complex disorders.
(236) 349-1255 View (236) 349-1255
Photo of Karina O'Brien, Psychologist in V7P, BC
Karina O'Brien
Psychologist, PhD, RPsych
Verified Verified
North Vancouver, BC V7P  (Online Only)
I'm a Registered Psychologist who works with people facing stress/anxiety, panic, life transitions, obsessive-compulsive disorder, depression, and related concerns. I work with teens and adults. I do not use a "one size fits all" approach, but will tailor the approach to you after getting to know you during our first meetings. I typically use evidence-based and skills-based therapies such as cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT), and incorporate other approaches if appropriate.
I'm a Registered Psychologist who works with people facing stress/anxiety, panic, life transitions, obsessive-compulsive disorder, depression, and related concerns. I work with teens and adults. I do not use a "one size fits all" approach, but will tailor the approach to you after getting to know you during our first meetings. I typically use evidence-based and skills-based therapies such as cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT), and incorporate other approaches if appropriate.
(431) 441-2726 View (431) 441-2726
Photo of Barbara Harris, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in V7P, BC
Barbara Harris
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, PhD, MSW, BSW
Verified Verified
Have you experienced a traumatic event which caused feelings of fear, helplessness or horror; do you find yourself reliving the event or avoiding reminders of the event? Are you easily startled? Do you find that talking about it hasn’t led to the results you're looking for, such as freedom from your symptoms? Are you feeling stuck? Do you find that you are still easily triggered and unable to gain control over your life? When talking isn’t enough, EMDR is often the answer! Treatment includes history taking, assessment, symptom reduction strategies, followed by processing the trauma, & re-evaluation to ensure trauma is cleared.
Have you experienced a traumatic event which caused feelings of fear, helplessness or horror; do you find yourself reliving the event or avoiding reminders of the event? Are you easily startled? Do you find that talking about it hasn’t led to the results you're looking for, such as freedom from your symptoms? Are you feeling stuck? Do you find that you are still easily triggered and unable to gain control over your life? When talking isn’t enough, EMDR is often the answer! Treatment includes history taking, assessment, symptom reduction strategies, followed by processing the trauma, & re-evaluation to ensure trauma is cleared.
(855) 969-4805 View (855) 969-4805
Photo of Shirley Friesen, Psychologist in V7P, BC
Shirley Friesen
Psychologist, MA, RPsych
Verified Verified
North Vancouver, BC V7P  (Online Only)
Shirley is a Registered Clinical Psychologist with over 25 years of experience helping people who are exhausted from trying too hard to keep everything under control. Overthinking every detail, frustrated that other people seem to live their lives effortlessly. Shirley can teach you the strategies that will help you feel less anxious, more confident and self-assured; she can help you with managing and embracing your anxious mind. She has extensive experience in supporting people experiencing workplace burnout and harassment, helping to develop strategies for people who are trying to navigate and cope with toxic workplaces.
Shirley is a Registered Clinical Psychologist with over 25 years of experience helping people who are exhausted from trying too hard to keep everything under control. Overthinking every detail, frustrated that other people seem to live their lives effortlessly. Shirley can teach you the strategies that will help you feel less anxious, more confident and self-assured; she can help you with managing and embracing your anxious mind. She has extensive experience in supporting people experiencing workplace burnout and harassment, helping to develop strategies for people who are trying to navigate and cope with toxic workplaces.
(778) 762-3897 View (778) 762-3897
Photo of Nima Ghaemi, Counsellor in V7P, BC
Nima Ghaemi
Counsellor, MA, RCC
Verified Verified
I help individuals to achieve their personal psychological goals such as overcoming fears, improving their self-esteem and self-confidence, reducing or eliminating negative stress or distress in their lives, freedom from limiting beliefs and ways of thinking about the self and the world that deprive one of happiness and growth, destructive habits, or the greater goal of manifesting your ideal self or personality.
I help individuals to achieve their personal psychological goals such as overcoming fears, improving their self-esteem and self-confidence, reducing or eliminating negative stress or distress in their lives, freedom from limiting beliefs and ways of thinking about the self and the world that deprive one of happiness and growth, destructive habits, or the greater goal of manifesting your ideal self or personality.
(855) 503-2243 View (855) 503-2243
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Breen Counselling
Counsellor, MA, RCC
Verified Verified
I authentically connect with children, youth and families, and have experience working with clients who are at-risk. I use a client-centered, holistic approach, meaning I focus on helping the individual work on their "whole self". I also work with my clients collaboratively, understanding differing needs.
I authentically connect with children, youth and families, and have experience working with clients who are at-risk. I use a client-centered, holistic approach, meaning I focus on helping the individual work on their "whole self". I also work with my clients collaboratively, understanding differing needs.
(604) 210-8657 View (604) 210-8657
Photo of Nicha Angkanawin, Counsellor in V7P, BC
Nicha Angkanawin
Counsellor, MCP, RCC
Verified Verified
5 Endorsed
I work with individual adults and youth (14 and up) who struggle with anxiety, depression, stress, relationship challenges, low self-esteem, gender and sexual related issues, school bullies and historical and current trauma. I am passionate in supporting trans, queer and gender diverse folks.
I work with individual adults and youth (14 and up) who struggle with anxiety, depression, stress, relationship challenges, low self-esteem, gender and sexual related issues, school bullies and historical and current trauma. I am passionate in supporting trans, queer and gender diverse folks.
(604) 670-9582 View (604) 670-9582
Photo of Dina Amouzgar, Counsellor in V7P, BC
Dina Amouzgar
Counsellor, MA, RCC
Verified Verified
I work with adolescents, adults , couples, and families. In addition to in person counselling , I also provide secure video counselling .
I work with adolescents, adults , couples, and families. In addition to in person counselling , I also provide secure video counselling .
(778) 764-1931 View (778) 764-1931
Photo of Jeanie Olivia McKenzie, Counsellor in V7P, BC
Jeanie Olivia McKenzie
Counsellor, MA, RCC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
I am married and a mother of four with personal experience confronting the issues that couples and single parents face in parenting children through youth,adolescence and early adulthood. I have a deep understanding of the complex challenges parents and children must deal with in today's changing world. I also work with families that have been affected by the disease of alcohol and drug addiction. I educate,, give support in recovery and help families adjust to the many changes in family life after a loved one decides to make clean and sober decisions for a new start in life.
I am married and a mother of four with personal experience confronting the issues that couples and single parents face in parenting children through youth,adolescence and early adulthood. I have a deep understanding of the complex challenges parents and children must deal with in today's changing world. I also work with families that have been affected by the disease of alcohol and drug addiction. I educate,, give support in recovery and help families adjust to the many changes in family life after a loved one decides to make clean and sober decisions for a new start in life.
(604) 265-5426 View (604) 265-5426
Photo of Trevor A Hale, Counsellor in V7P, BC
Trevor A Hale
Counsellor, PsyD, MSc, BHkin
Verified Verified
COVID-19 has resulted in many people experiencing increasing mental health concerns. I would like to extend a warm welcome to anyone looking for some assistance during this time. I am available remotely via Zoom, Facetime, etc. for consultations. In brief, I work to help adolescents, adults, couples, teams, & other groups with mental health, chronic pain & chronic health concerns, sport & performance related issues. I have over 15 years of experience and practice with a caring, action-orientated approach which may just be the nudge or support you need to find the balance, direction, motivation, and tools to be your best you.
COVID-19 has resulted in many people experiencing increasing mental health concerns. I would like to extend a warm welcome to anyone looking for some assistance during this time. I am available remotely via Zoom, Facetime, etc. for consultations. In brief, I work to help adolescents, adults, couples, teams, & other groups with mental health, chronic pain & chronic health concerns, sport & performance related issues. I have over 15 years of experience and practice with a caring, action-orientated approach which may just be the nudge or support you need to find the balance, direction, motivation, and tools to be your best you.
(604) 229-6851 View (604) 229-6851
Photo of Jamila Nazerali Hilborn, Counsellor in V7P, BC
Jamila Nazerali Hilborn
Counsellor, MC, RCC
Verified Verified
I work primarily with children (ages 5 +), youth, and their families. A strong focus of mine is working with trauma, abuse, issues surrounding belonging, abandonment, divorce/separation, addiction, eating disorders, impacts of cultural genocide/colonization, anxiety, gender transitioning/identity, and depression. I strive to walk with clients to further support them in building the necessary tools to navigate challenging life events, and to experience more beauty and growth. I understand that reaching out is never easy and I aim to provide a safe, trusting, compassionate space to explore or process issues. Please Inquire for fees.
I work primarily with children (ages 5 +), youth, and their families. A strong focus of mine is working with trauma, abuse, issues surrounding belonging, abandonment, divorce/separation, addiction, eating disorders, impacts of cultural genocide/colonization, anxiety, gender transitioning/identity, and depression. I strive to walk with clients to further support them in building the necessary tools to navigate challenging life events, and to experience more beauty and growth. I understand that reaching out is never easy and I aim to provide a safe, trusting, compassionate space to explore or process issues. Please Inquire for fees.
(778) 901-2280 View (778) 901-2280
Photo of Nelson Sacristan, Counsellor in V7P, BC
Nelson Sacristan
Counsellor, MA, CSAT, CASAC, LMHC, CMAT
Verified Verified
North Vancouver, BC V7P  (Online Only)
Thank you for taking the time to check out this profile. I have been working in the addiction field for over 25 years. I am a Certified Sex Addictions Therapist, Certified Multiple Addictions Therapist and a Rainbow Advocate through the International Institute for Trauma and Addiction Professionals. I also have a Master's Degree in Counseling Psychology. I have worked extensively with families and partners of people with addictions. I truly enjoy helping people understand addiction, its dynamics, and its impact on self and others. I walk alongside my clients in recovery, and that is extremely rewarding.
Thank you for taking the time to check out this profile. I have been working in the addiction field for over 25 years. I am a Certified Sex Addictions Therapist, Certified Multiple Addictions Therapist and a Rainbow Advocate through the International Institute for Trauma and Addiction Professionals. I also have a Master's Degree in Counseling Psychology. I have worked extensively with families and partners of people with addictions. I truly enjoy helping people understand addiction, its dynamics, and its impact on self and others. I walk alongside my clients in recovery, and that is extremely rewarding.
(778) 764-1954 View (778) 764-1954
Photo of Peggy Clarkson Art Therapy and Consulting Services, Counsellor in V7P, BC
Peggy Clarkson Art Therapy and Consulting Services
Counsellor, MA, ATR, RCC-ACS
Verified Verified
Peggy is a critical incident stress debriefing (CISD) specialist. She is a registered art therapist, clinical supervisor, and clinical counsellor. Peggy works in Aboriginal health and has lived and worked rural, remote and on-reserve. She is currently on the faculty of 3 post graduate schools. Her work is influenced by ecopsychology, feminist, strengths-based, trauma-informed, approaches to wellness and healing. Peggy specializes with women, children, youth, adults and families. Peggy strives to reflect cultural-relational competency and honor diversity in leadership, project development, therapy and clinical supervisory capacities.
Peggy is a critical incident stress debriefing (CISD) specialist. She is a registered art therapist, clinical supervisor, and clinical counsellor. Peggy works in Aboriginal health and has lived and worked rural, remote and on-reserve. She is currently on the faculty of 3 post graduate schools. Her work is influenced by ecopsychology, feminist, strengths-based, trauma-informed, approaches to wellness and healing. Peggy specializes with women, children, youth, adults and families. Peggy strives to reflect cultural-relational competency and honor diversity in leadership, project development, therapy and clinical supervisory capacities.
(604) 330-1406 View (604) 330-1406
Photo of Dr. Villeena Sharmila Villantheran, Pre-Licensed Professional in V7P, BC
Dr. Villeena Sharmila Villantheran
Pre-Licensed Professional, PsyD
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Hi! I'm Villeena. I firmly believe everyone can lead fulfilling lives. Yet, when we find ourselves always struggling with difficult thoughts and emotions, we can feel trapped in our circumstances. Intense emotions and persistent thoughts can take us on an unpleasant ride, leaving us feeling exhausted. We become critical of ourselves for not being "good enough". We then become trapped in a vicious cycle that further isolates us from others and even ourselves. In therapy, I am to create space for your unwanted thoughts and emotions. Together, we will explore your goals, values, and strengths to help shape the life you want!
Hi! I'm Villeena. I firmly believe everyone can lead fulfilling lives. Yet, when we find ourselves always struggling with difficult thoughts and emotions, we can feel trapped in our circumstances. Intense emotions and persistent thoughts can take us on an unpleasant ride, leaving us feeling exhausted. We become critical of ourselves for not being "good enough". We then become trapped in a vicious cycle that further isolates us from others and even ourselves. In therapy, I am to create space for your unwanted thoughts and emotions. Together, we will explore your goals, values, and strengths to help shape the life you want!
(506) 497-0987 View (506) 497-0987
Photo of Sharon R. Jackson, Drug & Alcohol Counsellor in V7P, BC
Sharon R. Jackson
Drug & Alcohol Counsellor, ICADC, CIP, CCAC
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
A warm welcome to you! I'm here to assist you with questions about your own substance or behavioral addiction or your concerns about a partner, friend or relative. I provide trauma-informed counselling, education, assessment, outpatient treatment, inpatient aftercare, referral and consultation. I am an experienced and highly skilled Certified Addiction Specialist, maintaining 3 accreditations with on-going study in the field. I am happy to increase understanding about your situation, see if we're a good fit or provide resources and appropriate referrals to get you the help you need, free of charge, with a 'meet up' consult.
A warm welcome to you! I'm here to assist you with questions about your own substance or behavioral addiction or your concerns about a partner, friend or relative. I provide trauma-informed counselling, education, assessment, outpatient treatment, inpatient aftercare, referral and consultation. I am an experienced and highly skilled Certified Addiction Specialist, maintaining 3 accreditations with on-going study in the field. I am happy to increase understanding about your situation, see if we're a good fit or provide resources and appropriate referrals to get you the help you need, free of charge, with a 'meet up' consult.
(855) 982-1256 View (855) 982-1256
Photo of Arian Tawlerdi, Counsellor in V7P, BC
Arian Tawlerdi
Counsellor, MA
Verified Verified
I am a dedicated Registered Clinical Counsellor (BCACC) with a Master of Arts in Psychology from Pepperdine University in Los Angeles, California. My passion for continuous learning drives me to stay at the forefront of psychology, neuroscience, and brain function. I strive to create a safe and supportive space where we can work together to explore underlying patterns or beliefs that may be causing distress and anxiety. Using a holistic and evidence-based approach, we will develop a personalized toolbox to support your treatment and well-being.
I am a dedicated Registered Clinical Counsellor (BCACC) with a Master of Arts in Psychology from Pepperdine University in Los Angeles, California. My passion for continuous learning drives me to stay at the forefront of psychology, neuroscience, and brain function. I strive to create a safe and supportive space where we can work together to explore underlying patterns or beliefs that may be causing distress and anxiety. Using a holistic and evidence-based approach, we will develop a personalized toolbox to support your treatment and well-being.
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Photo of Masha Rademakers, Counsellor in V7P, BC
Masha Rademakers
Counsellor, Ma, RCC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Thank you for making the courageous step to seek therapy. I am passionate about supporting children (8+) and parents, youths and adults with concerns related to OCD and anxiety, but also offer support to individuals who are dealing with stress, panic, grief, loss, heartbreak, trauma, depression and life transitions. I am trained to provide specialized I-CBT treatment for OCD and have helped many clients to take charge of their OCD and anxiety. I have experience working with diverse populations, and I welcome folks from all walks of life to connect with me.
Thank you for making the courageous step to seek therapy. I am passionate about supporting children (8+) and parents, youths and adults with concerns related to OCD and anxiety, but also offer support to individuals who are dealing with stress, panic, grief, loss, heartbreak, trauma, depression and life transitions. I am trained to provide specialized I-CBT treatment for OCD and have helped many clients to take charge of their OCD and anxiety. I have experience working with diverse populations, and I welcome folks from all walks of life to connect with me.
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Photo of Denise Carter, Registered Social Worker in V7P, BC
Denise Carter
Registered Social Worker, BSW, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
Life can be complicated no matter what your age is. Managing life transitions such as becoming a teenager or young adult, a parent, or change in any life routine can be difficult. You may be experiencing stress, anxiety, addiction, or relationship issues. Traumas and life stressors we experience can affect how we feel, think, and connect with others. I aim to help you connect with yourself and others in a way that makes you feel more content and confident in life.
Life can be complicated no matter what your age is. Managing life transitions such as becoming a teenager or young adult, a parent, or change in any life routine can be difficult. You may be experiencing stress, anxiety, addiction, or relationship issues. Traumas and life stressors we experience can affect how we feel, think, and connect with others. I aim to help you connect with yourself and others in a way that makes you feel more content and confident in life.
(587) 815-4729 View (587) 815-4729

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How does your Counsellor compare?

Number of Counsellors in V7P

100+

Average cost per session

$150

Counsellors in V7P who prioritize treating:

93% Anxiety
87% Depression
84% Relationship Issues
83% Stress
82% Self Esteem
75% Life Transitions
67% Coping Skills

Average years in practice

9 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

60% SunLife
47% Pacific Blue Cross
42% Blue Cross

How Counsellors in V7P see their clients

72% In Person and Online
28% Online Only

Gender breakdown

77% Female
21% Male
2% Non-Binary
FAQs - About Therapy and Counselling

How can I find a therapist in V7P?

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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.