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Sharon Lee-Flynn, Therapy
Counsellor, RCC
Verified Verified
West Vancouver, BC V7S  (Online Only)
I specialize in supporting adults, children, couples and families struggling with mood and anxiety disorders. These include Depression and Low Mood, Adjustment Disorder, and Anxiety Disorders such as Social Anxiety, General Anxiety, Panic, Post Traumatic Stress, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, Agoraphobia, Separation Anxiety and Specific Phobias. If a client is feeling “stuck” in their life and wanting some help in figuring out how to improve their quality of life, we can collaborate together to make a plan.
I specialize in supporting adults, children, couples and families struggling with mood and anxiety disorders. These include Depression and Low Mood, Adjustment Disorder, and Anxiety Disorders such as Social Anxiety, General Anxiety, Panic, Post Traumatic Stress, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, Agoraphobia, Separation Anxiety and Specific Phobias. If a client is feeling “stuck” in their life and wanting some help in figuring out how to improve their quality of life, we can collaborate together to make a plan.
(778) 717-6856 View (778) 717-6856
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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
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Alejandra Proano
Counsellor, MPsy, MA, MSc, RCC
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Waitlist for new clients
After attending our groups, clients report feeling less isolated, more connected with others, and more able to handle difficult emotions and stressful situations. Whether their default is to express their anger outwards or direct it inwards as resentment and self-criticism, my clients present with a desire to stop damaging the relationships they care the most about. Many show up to learn how to deal better with someone close who displays a lot of anger. My clients want to create intimate relationships, emotional intelligence, and conflict resolution. They want to take ownership of their lives and feel proud of their choices.
After attending our groups, clients report feeling less isolated, more connected with others, and more able to handle difficult emotions and stressful situations. Whether their default is to express their anger outwards or direct it inwards as resentment and self-criticism, my clients present with a desire to stop damaging the relationships they care the most about. Many show up to learn how to deal better with someone close who displays a lot of anger. My clients want to create intimate relationships, emotional intelligence, and conflict resolution. They want to take ownership of their lives and feel proud of their choices.
(778) 655-4196 View (778) 655-4196
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Monica Weitzer
Counsellor, RTC
Verified Verified
West Vancouver, BC V7S  (Online Only)
Whether you're dealing with past trauma, difficult family dynamics, or are stuck in frustrating patterns, feelings of disconnection and anxiety can easily become your day-to-day. In a world that can be challenging to navigate at the best of times, the struggles we face can sometimes feel insurmountable. It is my belief that we all need support and connection in order to process our experiences and to feel safe and secure in our own skin. With the tools somatic therapy brings we can support the body to complete it’s natural healing processes, helping us find the freedom to live our lives to the fullest.
Whether you're dealing with past trauma, difficult family dynamics, or are stuck in frustrating patterns, feelings of disconnection and anxiety can easily become your day-to-day. In a world that can be challenging to navigate at the best of times, the struggles we face can sometimes feel insurmountable. It is my belief that we all need support and connection in order to process our experiences and to feel safe and secure in our own skin. With the tools somatic therapy brings we can support the body to complete it’s natural healing processes, helping us find the freedom to live our lives to the fullest.
(672) 202-5936 View (672) 202-5936
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Ross Dixon
Counsellor, MSc , RTC
Verified Verified
I work extensively with couples on communication and relationship issues including infidelity, the rebuilding of trust and issues concerning sex. I work to help facilitate emotional responsibility so that everyone can define their goals, be heard and work towards feeling safe when communicating from a place of vulnerability. I have also worked with men individually and in a group setting around issues of identity, anger management, sexuality, anxiety, and depression.
I work extensively with couples on communication and relationship issues including infidelity, the rebuilding of trust and issues concerning sex. I work to help facilitate emotional responsibility so that everyone can define their goals, be heard and work towards feeling safe when communicating from a place of vulnerability. I have also worked with men individually and in a group setting around issues of identity, anger management, sexuality, anxiety, and depression.
(778) 764-2381 View (778) 764-2381
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Rachel Braund Counselling
Counsellor, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
West Vancouver, BC V7S  (Online Only)
Do you feel like you are crumbling on the inside, trying to hold it all together; meanwhile you feel tense or just "off"? Did you dig deep to move past a painful experience only to find similar feelings popping up again and again? Have you worked hard, “done the right thing,” and followed what you thought was the right path but still feel burned out, unsure, and overwhelmed? Do you believe you should feel happier with the life you worked so hard for? If “is this it?” is a question you’ve been asking yourself often, then I want you to know: you’re not alone.
Do you feel like you are crumbling on the inside, trying to hold it all together; meanwhile you feel tense or just "off"? Did you dig deep to move past a painful experience only to find similar feelings popping up again and again? Have you worked hard, “done the right thing,” and followed what you thought was the right path but still feel burned out, unsure, and overwhelmed? Do you believe you should feel happier with the life you worked so hard for? If “is this it?” is a question you’ve been asking yourself often, then I want you to know: you’re not alone.
(647) 694-3510 View (647) 694-3510
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Rosemary Laurel Messmer
Counsellor, MA, RCC
Verified Verified
West Vancouver, BC V7S  (Online Only)
Calling all Highly Sensitive and/or Intuitive People! Are you struggling with feeling not good enough? Feeling like you're failing at everything? Are you not very kind to yourself?
Calling all Highly Sensitive and/or Intuitive People! Are you struggling with feeling not good enough? Feeling like you're failing at everything? Are you not very kind to yourself?
(902) 200-3018 View (902) 200-3018
Photo of Karla Vargas, Counsellor in V7S, BC
Karla Vargas
Counsellor, BA, MCP, RCC
Verified Verified
I understand that the thought of therapy can often feel like an overwhelming process. If you’re seeking support, it may be you are experiencing low moods; struggling to navigate through a life transition; or you may feel the quality of your relationships could improve.
I understand that the thought of therapy can often feel like an overwhelming process. If you’re seeking support, it may be you are experiencing low moods; struggling to navigate through a life transition; or you may feel the quality of your relationships could improve.
(604) 245-8684 View (604) 245-8684

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Number of Counsellors in V7S

< 10

Counsellors in V7S who prioritize treating:

100% Relationship Issues
88% Anxiety
88% Coping Skills
88% Stress
75% Depression
75% Self Esteem
63% Family Conflict

Average years in practice

15 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

50% Other
50% Pacific Blue Cross
50% SunLife

How Counsellors in V7S see their clients

50% In Person and Online
50% Online Only

Gender breakdown

100% Female

FAQs - About Therapy and Counselling

How can I find a therapist in V7S?

Search for nearby therapists or counsellors by inputting your city, postal code, or a provider’s name into the search bar. From there, you can filter providers by the issues they treat, cost, insurance, gender, and other factors to find providers who are well-suited to your needs. To navigate between locations within the same country, enter a new city or postal code into the search bar.

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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.