Garuda Centre

Treatment Centre, MD, CCFP-AM, CISAM

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Garuda Centre

Treatment Centre, MD, CCFP-AM, CISAM


Location

Offers video and phone sessions

617 Wentworth Street
Nanaimo, BC V9R
Call Dr. John Alvarez de Lorenzana
(778) 718-2642
Website
Announcement icon Virtual Groups for Stress, Anxiety & Addiction, Virtual Counselling, Life Coaching, Kundalini Yoga & Meditation.

Virtual 8-Week Group Medical Visit Programs (GMV)

We specialize in powerful and transformative group process with passionate professionals. Group Medical Visits are to provide guidance from a physician to help you not only survive but give you the tools to thrive in times of uncertainty and great change. Our Garuda Groups consist of one 90-min group per week for 8-weeks plus home study and practice. Group Offerings: Re•Start for Anxiety + Depression, Food as Medicine, Exercise as Medicine. Active intake for January cycle, apply now.

Virtual Addiction Aftercare Programs (MSP covered)

At Garuda Centre, we utilize the Bio-Psycho-Social-Spiritual Model (BPSS) and focus on behavioral medicine. We have the most success with adults who are seeking an alternative to 12-Step based programs and where the focus is on embodied spirituality. Our signature Rehab Aftercare Program is going LIVE as an 8-Week Virtual Experience! We specialize in inspiring transformation and we help motivated people move from recovery to self-discovery. Our Virtual Rehab Aftercare for Women (RAW) and Rehab Aftercare for Men (RAM) are 8-week programs that meet 3-hours a day, 3-days a week online.

Registered Clinical Counseling Individual + Group

Counselling at the Garuda Centre is straight-forward, exploratory and non-intimidating. Learn to navigate relationships, develop healthy boundaries + make good decisions with an expert. Groups include Anger-Management for Men, Wired for Connection: A Group for Women Living with Trauma and Anxiety and Rejuvenate Your Recovery. Check with your extended health provider to see if RCC services are covered under your benefits plan.

Finances

Pay By: ACH Bank transfer, American Express, Cash, Mastercard, Paypal, Visa
Accepted Insurance Plans
  • Blue Cross
  • First Nations Health Authority
  • Great-West Life
  • Pacific Blue Cross
Check with your extended health plan or First Nation Health Authority to find out if you are eligible for coverage.
Email us or call (778) 718-2642 with questions.

Qualifications

  • Years in Practice: 7 Years
  • Licence: British Columbia / 67955
  • School: McMaster University
  • Year Graduated: 2012

Additional Credentials

  • Certificate: College of Family Physicians of Canada / CAC (AM)
  • Certificate Date: 2019
  • Certificate: International Society of Addiction Medicine / ISAM
  • Certificate Date: 2018

Garuda Centre's Groups

Re•Start Program for Stress, Anxiety + Depression

DR. DE LORENZANA, MD MA CCFP (AM) CISAM RCC RYT Saturdays 12:30-2pm | Jan 9th – Feb 27th This 8-week program will assist you in releasing and managing stress-overload, which can negatively impact your physical and mental health. Through online community, group process, and stress specific yoga + meditation it is designed to replace ineffective and destructive coping mechanisms. COVID proof, it can be done at home over Zoom. It combines evidence-based approaches with experiential transformation.

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Virtual Addiction Aftercare Group (MSP Eligible)

Our signature Rehab Addiction Aftercare Program is going LIVE as a new 8-Week Virtual Experience! We specialize in inspiring transformation and we help motivated people move from recovery to self-discovery. Don't miss out on being a part of this avant-garde virtual aftercare program. In it we will help people get grounded through embodied wisdom practices and evidence-based behavioural medicine. Balancing the pragmatic with the transformational. Our focus on behavioural medicine is founded in our own practice, education and training, which inspired us to offer these unique and powerful aftercare programs to Canada.

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Anger-Management for Men: Transforming Aggression

DR. DE LORENZANA, MD MA CCFP (AM) CISAM RCC RYT Wednesdays 6-7pm | Jan 6th – Feb 3rd | EARLY BIRD $295 | $395 after Dec 21st. This 5-week program will assist you in releasing and managing anger, frustration and irritability. Stop suffering the negative impacts of reactive anger and pent up stress in your intimate relationships, health and work. Through online community, group process, and anger specific yoga + meditation you will begin to replace ineffective and destructive habits with healthy assertiveness and boundaries.

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Location

617 Wentworth Street
Nanaimo, BC V9R
Call Dr. John Alvarez de Lorenzana
(778) 718-2642
Offers video and phone sessions
Website
Specialties
  • Addiction
  • Stress
  • Spirituality
Issues
  • Alcohol Use
  • Anxiety
  • Codependency
  • Depression
  • Drug Abuse
  • Gambling
  • Internet Addiction
  • Life Coaching
  • Life Transitions
  • Men's Issues
  • Sexual Addiction
  • Substance Use
  • Video Game Addiction

Client Focus

Age
  • Adults

Programs and Services

Treatment Programs
  • Addiction
  • Continuing Care
Out / Inpatient
  • Intensive Outpatient Program

Treatment Approach

Types of Therapy
  • Addiction Medicine
  • Attachment-based
  • Coaching
  • Emotionally Focused
  • Existential
  • Mindfulness-Based (MBCT)
  • Somatic
  • Yogic Practices
Modality
  • Individuals
  • Group

Links

Our Website
Last Modified: 14 Dec 2020
Garuda Centre, MD, CCFP-AM, CISAM, Treatment Centre in Nanaimo

Garuda Centre

Treatment Centre, MD, CCFP-AM, CISAM