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Therapists in Vancouver

Isabel Ruediger

Vancouver, British Columbia

Isabel Ruediger

Masters in Counselling, City University of Seattle
Years in practice: 3
Offers:  Remote Therapy

I am a retired career firefighter that believes first responder occupational stress and repeated exposures to potentially traumatic events can sometimes lead to struggles in enjoying quality of life. Therapy can be an opportunity to to work collaboratively together in navigating the balance of work and personal life. In my practice I draw upon evidence based modalities such as CBT and ACT in working with clients experiencing anxiety, depression, trauma or OCD.

Vancouver, British Columbia
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Michael Pandher

Vancouver, British Columbia

Michael Pandher

M.Ed, City University of Seattle
Years in practice: 2
Offers:  Remote Therapy

I am a Registered Clinical Counsellor in Vancouver, BC, with over a decade of experience specializing in youth, adolescent, and teen mental health. I have worked extensively in community-based agencies and school districts throughout the lower mainland, offering mental health support to youth, families, and individuals.

In addition to my practical experience, my education includes two bachelor’s degrees (B.A. and B.Ed.) from Simon Fraser University, as well as a master’s degree (M.Ed.) in counselling from City University of Seattle. My training encompasses client-centered, trauma-informed practices, with a focus on CBT, DBT, mindfulness-based therapy, and solution-focused therapy.

Vancouver, British Columbia
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Freeman Woolnough

Vancouver, British Columbia

Freeman Woolnough

MEd in Counselling, University of Northern British Columbia
Years in practice: 14
Offers:  Remote Therapy

How do we know what works – and why? I believe that most people can ultimately provide the answers for themselves; however, it may take some exploration. I therefore use strategies that are evidence-based and research-driven, to help clients build resilience and develop effective coping strategies.
A counsellor is someone who is there to provide guidance and support in times of unmanageable stress. While our sessions may draw from various counselling approaches, including CBT, SFBT, and Narrative Therapy, the client ultimately provides the backdrop – and puts in the work – that leads to lasting change.

Vancouver, British Columbia
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Chroma Counselling

Vancouver and Remote across BC

Chroma Counselling

Number of Therapists: 4
Offers:  Remote Therapy, Individual Therapy

Chroma Counselling provides online and in-person counselling to youth, adults and couples in Vancouver BC. We are experienced in supporting clients with issues of depression, trauma, anxiety and other mental health concerns. We are passionate in working collaboratively with our clients and utilize a variety of different approaches including CBT, DBT, Solution Focused, Person Centre, EMDR and other therapeutic modalities. Chroma Counselling facilitates an inclusive and multicultural perspective to help clients examine their worldview as the framework for therapy and to create a safe and welcoming space for everyone to explore their true colours.

Vancouver and Remote across BC
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Trevor Gray

Vancouver, British Columbia

Trevor Gray

MSW, University of British Columbia
Years in practice: 4
Offers:  Remote Therapy

My practice is person-centred, trauma-informed, and draws largely from Accelerated Experiential Dynamic Psychotherapy (AEDP) – a relational and emotion-focused approach. I believe each person is the expert in their own life and inherently has the knowledge and resources necessary to guide the therapeutic process, make changes, and move toward their preferred ways of living. I am here to support you with this process.

I have a reputation for being non-judgmental and gentle in my approach, which promotes the sense of safety and openness necessary to collaboratively unpack and find relief from the challenges of life. Often, this involves building awareness of old emotional patterns and working together to develop and experience new and preferred patterns in session.

Vancouver, British Columbia
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Keely Honeywill

Vancouver, British Columbia

Keely Honeywill

MSW, University of British Columbia; & MS in Gender, Development and Globalisation, London School of Economics
Years in practice: 4
Offers:  Remote Therapy

I practice from an anti-oppressive, intersectional feminist, and trauma-informed lens. To be grounded in anti-oppressive practice from an intersection feminist lens means recognizing and examining the harmful systems that impact individual’s mental health. Pain and suffering are not created in a vacuum, but rather experienced as a result of the unjust systems that influence daily living. These influences can include patriarchy, capitalism, colonialism, heteronormativity, and prescribed gender norms.

Vancouver, British Columbia
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David T Renaud

Vancouver, British Columbia

David T Renaud

MSW, University of British Columbia
Years in practice: 10
Offers:  Remote Therapy

I work with men experiencing difficult problems. Such problems go by many names, and may be new or old, but all share the common trait of stubbornly obstructing our happiness. Yet despite the hardship they cause, our problems also carry essential insight about what is needed for their resolution. I work with you to reveal these insights, to gather their wisdom, and to transform them into opportunities for greater well-being and engagement with life. You can visit my website to easily book a free, unhurried conversation about the problems you’re experiencing, and the life you’d like to live. We’ll talk about ways to help you move toward that life, using approaches that feel natural, intuitive, and possibly even exciting.

Vancouver, British Columbia
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Ms. Sara Warren

Gibsons and Vancouver, British Columbia

Ms. Sara Warren

MA in Counselling Psychology, Yorkville University. Registered Psychotherapist, Canadian Certified Counsellor
Years in practice: 8
Offers:  Remote Therapy

My goal is to work collaboratively with you based on your specific goals and needs with an emphasis on building a strong therapeutic relationship and creating a safe environment. I provide psychotherapy services for issues related, but not limited to, various forms of trauma and abuse, interpersonal relationships, substance use, self-esteem, identity, eating disorders, self-harm, depression, anxiety, and chronic illness. My therapeutic approach is integrative to best meet your needs. I draw upon various approaches, such as EMDR, Narrative, DBT, Polyvagal, Hypnotherapy, Interpersonal Psychotherapy, Brainspotting, Somatic work and other trauma-focused interventions.

Gibsons and Vancouver, British Columbia
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Michael Gintowt

Vancouver, British Columbia

Michael Gintowt

MA in Psychology, Concordia University
Years in practice: 22
Offers:  Remote Therapy

Pragmatic and Solution Oriented. First, I clear up any vague or unclear treatment goals or confusions. Before assuming that there is a problem based on faulty thinking, I review the basic life situation to make sure that basic human needs are being met. I take into account any impulses and direction that come from the deeper, more authentic Self (psycho-spiritual issues). When indicated, I will work with dreams, metaphor, and imagination. On a good day, I help people make the necessary changes to their inner and outer worlds, so their goals are met.

Vancouver, British Columbia
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Justin Bagan

Vancouver, British Columbia

Justin Bagan

Master of Counselling in Counselling Psychology, Athabasca University
Years in practice: 1
Offers:  Remote Therapy

Stuck in negative cycles? Sick of the pressure? Overwhelmed? You may feel alone, lost in thoughts, and uncertain about how to proceed in your life. Whether it’s related to stress, mood, strong emotions, relationships, divorce, or other factors. If you’re self-soothing, it shouldn’t be a way of life. You are much more and deserve a chance at relief.

Counselling Tailored is a welcoming place for men to find relief, clarity, and connection. It’s a counsellor by your side and judgment free. Based in CBT, we work as a team to set and reach goals, and explore tools and strategies, tried and true. Take the burden off your shoulders and experience the benefits of a proactive plan forward.

Vancouver, British Columbia
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Ms. Sarah Lally

Vancouver, British Columbia

Ms. Sarah Lally

MA in Counselling
Years in practice: 1
Offers:  Remote Therapy

I adopt a relational developmental framework to counselling, applying a trauma informed and anti-oppressive lens. My focus is on creating a warm, secure and trusting environment where you feel supported and seen. My instinct is to be curious about the impact of family, culture, community, religion, institutions and social norms on our development and relationships to ourselves, others and the world around us. The impact of these systems can be deep seated, like the roots of a tree. I am a warm, genuine, compassionate, curious and non-judgemental person. I love to laugh, I truly believe in the power of humour to connect us and lighten the shadows.

Vancouver, British Columbia
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Kevin Kokoska

Vancouver, British Columbia

Kevin Kokoska

MEd in Counselling Psychology, University of British Columbia
Years in practice: 9
Offers:  Remote Therapy

My work is relational, emotion-focused, and experiential. Relational means that I strive to make a unique and genuine connection with those I work with. Emotion-focused means that I help people pay attention to old emotional patterns that may no longer be serving them. And experiential means that I don’t just talk to people about changing these patterns, I offer experiences of forming new and preferred patterns that are conducive to their therapy goals.

Vancouver, British Columbia
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Dr. David Kealy

Dr. David Kealy

MSW, PhD, University of British Columbia
Years in practice: 24

My approach to psychotherapy is tailored to the particular problems, strengths, and experiences of each individual client. Although I am informed by my research – and the research and theories of others – on identity and personality, emotions and interpersonal relationships, and the effects of trauma, I base my work in therapy on an understanding of the individual. This individualized focus lends itself to a variety of issues that lead people to seek therapy. While every therapy is unique, I maintain an overall commitment to establishing a professional, safe, and comfortable therapeutic relationship to help clients address important personal goals and challenges.

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David Chacon Valenzuela

Vancouver, British Columbia

David Chacon Valenzuela

MA in Counselling Psychology, Adler University
Years in practice: 14
Offers:  Remote Therapy

I believe in using our Diversity as an instrument to support people in their growth, rather than as a weapon to hurt ourselves and others. Therefore, I am committed to providing a respectful, safe, and welcoming space regardless of age, sexual orientation, gender identity, ethnicity, socioeconomic condition, disability, or religion.

I bring different theoretical approaches to my practice, such as Psychoanalysis, Family Dynamics Therapy, Person-Centered Therapy, Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT), Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT), Acceptance Commitment Therapy (ACT), Compassion Focus Therapy (CFT) and Traditional Indigenous Cultural practices. Services in English and Spanish, in-person or video sessions, and a sliding scale as needed.

Vancouver, British Columbia
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Duncan Keist

Vancouver, British Columbia

Duncan Keist

MA, Trinity Western University
Years in practice: 3
Offers:  Remote Therapy

Duncan values providing care that is affirming, non-judgmental, inclusive, and poignant to each individual’s needs. He creates a warm and inviting space so that clients can feel safe and encouraged to explore their concerns. Duncan believes that every person has the internal resources to guide them through life’s trials. By learning to access those resources through self-compassion, inquiry, acceptance, and skill-building, he believes that clients can navigate challenges with greater resiliency and foresight.

Overall, Duncan sees his clients’ humanity, identifies and nurtures their strengths, and assists them to find solace and normalcy again.

Vancouver, British Columbia
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