My Approach

We all desire to discover and live out of the best parts of who we are. But sometimes we want to explore those parts of ourselves where we have struggle or pain. Perhaps you need help stopping unhealthy patterns or behaviours. Therapy can make a difference – whether you are experiencing the negative impacts of trauma, struggling with an unhealthy behaviour or addiction, or seeking new tools to be the best version of yourself.

My approach is rooted in an understanding of how we are wired from a physical and neurological perspective. Simply put, this means that I am curious about how our entire being is impacted by difficulties. But I am also very interested in how our entire being is part of the solution to those difficulties.
 

What i can help with: 

Most of my clients seek support in one or more of the following areas:

Trauma

Addiction
 
Anxiety:  Anxiety is something we all experience – it’s an inevitable part of life but there are times when it interferes with living. Overwhelming anxiety can lead to symptoms such as sleep difficulties, intrusive thoughts, avoidance behaviours, or the misuse of drugs or alcohol. The good news is that there is help for anxiety. There are numerous tools that can help you lower debilitating anxiety, conquer your fears, and help you enjoy your life more fully.

Depression:  Depression is associated with a sense of hopelessness or having no solution to a difficult situation. It can lead to a loss of interest in life and a deep sense of isolation. It can leave you feeling caught in a cycle of negative thinking, despair, and hopelessness. Therapy is about finding where hope still exists and building on it. Therapy can help connect you to what still works in your life as well as exploring the places of struggle.

Grief and loss:  Grief is very much a part of living but we tend to avoid grieving our losses. Often, unhealthy behaviours or addictions are an attempt to avoid our grief. Allowing ourselves to grieve losses instead of denying or minimizing them is how we heal from the past and move forward into hope and new possibilities.
 

 


I aim to provide an environment that offers the tools, support, and hope you need to move forward in your life.

 

 

 

 

 

My core beliefs:

  • We all have an intrinsic capacity for growth & change.

  • Understanding ourselves helps us make sense of our thoughts, feelings, & behaviours.

  • If we have the support we need, we can move through difficult life experiences & change unhealthy behaviours.

If you are interested in counselling, I can help you rediscover the
best parts of who you truly are.


I offer a free 15-minute phone consultation.

 


Counselling Sessions

I am available for private counselling in downtown Vancouver. My office is located 5 minutes from the Waterfront Station for those using the SkyTrain or SeaBus.

 


Tuesday - thursday

#207 - 850 West Hastings Street
Vancouver, BV

Fees 

  • 1 hour individual session $150
    (Office visit, telephone, or Skype session)
  • 1.5 hour couples / family session $225

 

    E-Counselling

    Although face-to-face counselling is optimal, there are situations where that is not possible. Online or telephone sessions might be an option if you:

    • Live in a community with limited therapy resources
    • Have health issues that make traveling difficult
    • Have commitments that prevent office sessions


    Registration

    I am a Registered Clinical Counsellor with registration through two associations:


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    604 808-0806contact@carriedejong.com