Therapists in Vancouver
Ms. Sandra Neil
Ms. Sandra Neil
I provide psychotherapy for various issues, including, but not limited to, childhood and adult trauma in all of its various forms, substance abuse, depression, anxiety, stress management, anger, and other related issues. I seek to support the client in a way that is individualized and, integrates the approach that is best suited to the individual, including, but certainly not limited to, Interpersonal Psychotherapy, Ego-State Therapy, and other trauma-focused interventions. I enjoy working with all aspects of change and transition in one’s personal development and working with the client to address their specific needs.
I am a Certified Adlerian Psychotherapist, the owner and principal counsellor of Clear Counselling, providing Individual Counselling, Couples Counselling, and Sex Therapy. Specializing in working with Men’s Sexual Health and Identity, and Male Survivors of Sexual Abuse, I work with my clients to move through barriers with one’s self, relationships, family issues, anxiety/depression, grief/loss, life meaning and changes, communication barriers, and sexuality.
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.
Mr. Joel Brass
Mr. Joel Brass
It’s tough to be a man. I know. I’ve been one all of my life. Whether it be emotional or sexual intimacy issues, depression, anxiety, self-esteem and the over-reliance on career, substances, money or sex, men can get lost in a thousand different ways. For 36 years now I have been counselling men and know this territory inside and out.
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.
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.
I am dedicated to helping you address your concerns and issues and focus on what’s important to you. We do this on your terms and at your pace. Through an effective, non-judgemental, therapeutic relationship, I help you examine the different areas of your life and help you make practical and meaningful changes. Depending on your concerns, goals, and needs, I utilize a variety of clinical approaches and techniques to assist you. Approaches such as Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT), Solution Focused, Person Centred, Mindfulness and other modalities are customized to aid in your treatment.
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.
I am a registered clinical psychologist in Vancouver, B.C. My mission in private practice is to provide individual and family psychotherapy and psychological assessments to treat adolescents and adults. It is my sincere hope that whether you are seeking help for yourself or your teenager, you would reach out to me.
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.
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.
Dr. John Ogrodniczuk
Dr. John Ogrodniczuk
My work is individually tailored to suit the person and the problem for which they seek consultation. I approach each client in a non-judgmental manner, being sensitive to the circumstances of their issues, and empathic to their experiences. Clients can expect to work within a collaborative relationship, and together we will clarify the primary issue(s) to be dealt with, set concrete and attainable goals, and regularly appraise your progress.
For 15+ years I have worked in residential and outpatient treatment programs with both individuals and groups. I have a passion for helping individuals and families impacted by substance use disorders as well as for supporting first responders and other public safety personnel dealing with operational stress injuries. I use a blend of approaches including motivational interviewing, cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT), acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT), existential therapy and mindfulness.
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.
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