Therapists in British Columbia
Mr. Bernard Piprah
Mr. Bernard Piprah
My approach is about exploring neglected strengths and inaccurate narratives to build awareness of subconscious habits that serve you no purpose. My trauma-informed, solutions focused approach aims to help you productively navigate through grief, anxiety, depression, relationship conflict and other life stressors. Together we are going to regain a healthier, more knowledgeable version of ourselves that has the resilience to manage life challenges.
Emad Seyed Sadr
Emad Seyed Sadr
I provide counselling services in French and English for individuals in matters related to anxiety, depression, life transition, gender, grief, loss and suicide. My practice is founded on the belief that you are not the “problems” present in your life, and that, above all, you are greater than the sum of the events in your life. As my counselling approach is strength-based, Solution-Focused and Narrative-rooted, our conversations will identify, explore and honour the big and small ways you defy and resist “problems”, while re-authoring a deeper and richer version of your life and journey.
The negative thoughts, feelings and situations we face in life is a regular part of the human experience. It’s normal to feel stressed, sad or angry when life doesn’t go the way we planned. But when no-one teaches men how to manage their feelings or behave in the face of hardship, it can lead to disaster. Unable to ask for help or not knowing where to go means men are alone as they carry around negative emotions. This can lead to anxiety or depression, or something much worse, like violence, addiction or suicide. Our proprietary method blends counselling and coaching to help men expand their mental agility and improve performance across all aspects of their personal and professional life. We help them untangle the mysteries of life, build their emotional resilience, and put them on the path to mental wellness.
Mr. Grant M. Waldman
Mr. Grant M. Waldman
Due to my own inter-generational trauma, I have been supporting men’s wellness for over 20 years. I have also been supporting Indigenous clients for over 10 years. More recently, in my work as Wellness Counsellor & Facilitator at Round Lake Treatment Centre, I have been specifically supporting Indigenous clients who have experienced inter-generational trauma (cultural, sexual, physical, emotional, mental, and spiritual abuses, neglect, abandonment, shame, and grief & loss). As a result, my clients present with addiction, anxiety, depression, isolation, self-harm/suicide ideation, anger, and other co-occurring disorders.
Whether you feel anxious, highly sensitive and emotionally reactive… or stuck in disconnected, foggy auto-pilot mode, trust me — you make sense and are not alone. My years of specialized work with men have taught me that shame and self-criticism are not good longterm strategies and that they almost always lead to chronic stress. Instead, I invite you to heal from old injuries you may not be aware of, to discover who you are and what you want from life. My approach helps restore biological harmony with your body, trust and safety in your relationships, purpose in your career, and deep knowledge of your value.
We all need an outlet outside of family, friends and work to open-up about issues that need clarification. We can collaborate on solutions, and come up with ideas. Counselling often helps in dealing with problems that are bringing us down, and we feel holding us back from progressing in life.
My approach is influenced by person-centered theory using techniques from Solution Focused Therapy. I do not focus a great deal on emotions or get stuck in the past. Instead, I work on current behaviors, and where you want to go from here by breaking down what is holding you back.
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.
I’m a Family Systems Therapist who has been in practice since 1988. I work with men from a family of origin or a family systems approach. This means, in part, that I think of men and their emotional functioning within a systems framework. I think about how their sense of themselves, and their emotional function has been shaped by the relational dynamic of their friends and family, past and present. This then contributes to emotional health symptoms like depression.
Ms. Sara Warren
Ms. Sara Warren
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.
For 18+ years I have assisted adults struggling with mental health issues, substance use, trauma, anger, grief, as well as isolation and disconnection. I use a collaborative approach with clients to develop treatment plans, and goal setting. You know your experience — your thoughts, feelings, and behaviours — better than anyone else. I incorporate mindfulness into my therapy practice to aid in anxiety reduction, productivity, self-awareness and confidence. I have studied and include in my practice other approaches such as cognitive behaviour therapy, dialectical behaviour therapy, secular Buddhism, narrative, Imago (for effective couples’ communication) and emotion-focused therapy.
My experience working within interdisciplinary treatment teams taught me that measurable changes to mental health function are critical. I have found that the counselling process can be vague, unstructured, and without clear timelines. I set clear goals with clients and remain accountable to treatment progression and achieving therapeutic outcomes.
Struggling with mental health concerns is common, and I aim to normalize this with clients so we can start treatment. I do not want to just work in the field of mental health, but want to change it. I want men to speak up and get help when they cannot cope.
Hi, I am a registered clinical counsellor and psychological first aid provider whose counselling work integrates emotional, physiological and social avenues to achieve lasting positive change.
I have supported those struggling with depression, addiction, anxiety, eating disorders, co-dependency, life transitions, emotional regulation, stress management, attachment disorders, self-harm, OCD and other mental health issues.
Using a cognitive-behavioural approach (CBT), I work with clients to break and replace self-defeating thoughts and behaviours. Having been raised in a bicultural home, I also recognize the important, yet often difficult, demands placed by family and culture and jointly seeks ways to balance such needs.
Based in British Columbia, I work online with men across Canada who want to live more satisfying and meaningful lives, often in the face of trauma. My clients have realized that events in their past still have a hold on them and are preventing them from living the way they want. Many have had physically, emotionally, or sexually abusive childhoods, or have had frightening or painful experiences as younger adults. Though they may have come through the worst, they find their lives still affected years later. The counselling I offer can help you recover and grow through depression, anxiety, and traumatic stress.
My passion towards working in mental health was illuminated after volunteering with individuals struggling with severe and persistent mental health and substance dependence concerns in the community and hospital settings. This inspired my career transition out of engineering, giving me the opportunity to acquire further clinical experiences such as working in detoxification treatment centres, clinical and community settings which includes psychiatrists, nurses and social workers, as well as private settings working alongside parents, youth and the Ministry of Children and Family Development.
What brings an individual into counselling is as unique as their journey to get there. However, my aim is to have each client leave with the common benefit of sustained growth and development. I work from a foundation of psychosocial, strength and evidence-based treatment approaches to guide the therapeutic process and support the client in feeling equipped in actualizing their goals and aspirations.
Having worked for the past 15 years in the areas of counselling therapy, sports psychology, group facilitation, personal training and leadership development, I have blended my experience and education to develop an approach that is relatable, empowering and normalizes the counselling experience for men who want change.
Utilizing a dynamic educational model that focuses on client-based exercises that encourage self-reflection and engagement, I help men develop the framework and skill sets necessary for tangible results. Simply stated, we are motivated from our core beliefs and emotions and understanding these concepts can be invigorating and empowering!
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