Carrie DeJong & Associates

Welcome to Carrie DeJong & Associates. We are a group of Registered Clinical Counsellors in Vancouver focusing on anxiety, trauma, and addiction.

Neuroscience is making a profound contribution to our understanding of how we function as human beings. We have a greater awareness of optimal functioning as well as how anxiety, trauma, and addiction can impact our ability to be our "best self".

Everyone benefits from understanding how their nervous system is wired. It helps us make sense of our thoughts, feelings, behaviours, and bodily sensation. This knowledge also helps us have better insight into why we experience struggles with our mental health, our emotional regulation, or our recovery after difficult life experiences.

My associates and I are interested in how the brain is wired, how it functions, and how we move towards health and recovery through understanding these things. We focus on understanding the complexity of the nervous system as it relates to chronic anxiety and trauma as well as substance use disorders and compulsive behaviors. And we’re passionate about using that knowledge to help people move towards increased health and wholeness.


Curious …
about why we struggle.

More curious …
about how we heal.

More About Carrie DeJong

”I am on a mission - to bring more science and more
compassion to the field of addiction recovery.”

Carrie is a therapist, consultant, and speaker. She is also the writer of the blog “Making Sense of Trauma and Addiction”.

Her expertise in trauma and addiction have helped her develop the Vortex Model of Addiction, a model based on neurophysiology that provides a foundation for understanding the complex behavioural and emotional patterns of addiction.

Her approach is rooted in an understanding of how we are wired from a nervous system perspective. She is curious about how our entire being is impacted by difficulties. But she is also very interested in how our whole being is part of the solution to those difficulties.


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