Family Counselling Services in Bowen Island, BC.

Find a family therapist in Bowen Island, British Columbia. Effective help for relationships, blended families, family of origin and other issues.


CaraLynne McLean, M.C.P., R.C.C., B.C.A.C.C.
Family Therapist

CaraLynne McLean, M.C.P., R.C.C., B.C.A.C.C.

Registered Clinical Counsellor

In V7L 1A4 - Nearby to Bowen Island.

The effect of discord within the family may impact other areas of your life. Often times children need to feel that they have a specific place in the family in order to move through life positively. When this is not the case it may be expressed through unwanted behaviours. Parents may also be struggling to find respectful and responsible parenting techniques that will allow them to obtain the desired behaviours they expect from their children. Together we will find ways to understand each member’s perspective, establish core beliefs and negotiate acceptable compromises in order to restore harmony in your family.

Sarah Levine, JD, M.Ed., RCC
Family Therapist

Sarah Levine, JD, M.Ed., RCC

Registered Clinical Counsellor

In V6K 2H1 - Nearby to Bowen Island.

Being in family counselling can be very powerful for each family member, whether we meet individually or all together. Counselling can help you find small ways of changing your communication patterns that can make a big difference for how everyone feels about each other. Sometimes the ways of relating to each other are so automatic that we aren't even aware of them. Sometimes family members are afraid of entering counselling because of fear of hearing about other members' anger. Usually what we hear about is the other person's vulnerability, needs, and desire for connection. In a safe place, we can nurture that and help the relationship strengthen and enhance emotional connection.

Lyn Unger, MC
Family Therapist

Lyn Unger, MC

Registered Clinical Counsellor

In V6E 4T1 - Nearby to Bowen Island.

Do you deeply love the people you live with, but secretly do not like them very much? Do you find yourself wondering why domestic life has become so hard? Do you fear you are losing the closeness with your family members that you once enjoyed? If so - there IS help available. We will work together to identify areas of struggle, come up goals for therapy, and learn to implement new strategies for working through trouble spots in your family relationships. This will help you to have more peace in your home so you can truly enjoy the people you love again.

Gurleen Dhial Sangha, MEd, RCC
Family Therapist

Gurleen Dhial Sangha, MEd, RCC

Registered Clinical Counsellor

Available for Online Therapy

Families can be complicated, and being able to speak about issues in a safe environment is an excellent way to work towards more respectful and supportive relationships. It is important to hear the voice and story of each family member in order to understand the full picture of the problem. I believe a successful home life depends on the quality of the relationships and sometimes communication can get in the way of that. Using a Systemic Family Therapy model the goal is to understand unhelpful patterns and support families in breaking them.

Joseph Eliezer, RP, RPC MPCC-S,
Family Therapist

Joseph Eliezer, RP, RPC MPCC-S,

Registered Psychotherapist, Master Practitioner of Clinical Counseling, Supervisor

In V6H 1E5 - Nearby to Bowen Island.

If family causes you upset, going for therapy is ideal. Sometimes, however, family therapy isn’t an option or doesn’t allow enough time for you to process your thoughts and feelings. At times like these, seeing an individual therapist can be invaluable. Vancouver Psychotherapist Joseph Eliezer will help you feel heard, understood and supported. Together with Joseph, you will learn to think differently about the hurt, confusion and devastation that occurred within your family. Thinking differently can help you feel calmer, be clearer, and gain strength to find your unique way forward. Call today for your fee no obligation phone consultation.

Kevin Fleming, Ph.D.
Family Therapist

Kevin Fleming, Ph.D.

Coach/Change Agent/Consultant

In V6C 1H2 - Nearby to Bowen Island.

Most family therapists inadvertently create more chaos through their well-intentioned efforts to assist a family move through a change process. Why? Brains are inherently deregulated (all of us, may I add) and most talking and dialoguing misses brain-centric problems that need more intensive help. Many times the emotional trauma created by years of solving problems ineffectively can wreak havoc on the brain's parasympathetic nervous system, not ever giving the family a break from flight or fight thinking. Contact us for an innovative neuroscience solution to family dysfunction. Kevin@kevinflemingphd.com or 877-606-6161.

Suzanne St. John Smith, M.A. (Comms); M.A. (Psych.)
Family Therapist

Suzanne St. John Smith, M.A. (Comms); M.A. (Psych.)

Registered and Certified Canadian Counsellor

In V7T 1B8 - Nearby to Bowen Island.

For years, I've worked with families to help them find solutions to the conflicts that often get in the way of healthy interactions between members. I find this work so rewarding, mainly because I've witnessed a great deal of healing within family units. I'm very experienced and have a great deal of knowledge about family 'systems'. Yes, systems they are. Even when members attempt to escape by taking a 'geographical cure', they usually find themselves as enmeshed in the system as they always were. No, as a long-term solution, avoidance simply doesn't work! I can help you and your family get to the root of the conflict(s), and let go of the past so you can finally move forward with peace.

Patti Langlais, MPCC-S
Family Therapist

Patti Langlais, MPCC-S

Registered Counsellor, Couples Therapist

Available for Online Therapy

Today family can mean different things to different people. Each family structure is challenged with their own set of difficulties and problems. Whether you are a blended family, single parent family due to divorce or loss, adoptive family, same sex parents, or traditional, we recognize family dynamics can be complicated. Together we will work to develop strong communication skills between each family member, while nurturing and solidifying the family unit. We will work to overcome conflict, heal the wounds of the past, build parenting skills and create a safe environment where all family members can be heard.

Valiant Recovery, CCCCA
Family Therapist

Valiant Recovery, CCCCA

Residential Addiction Program

In V6C 3T3 - Nearby to Bowen Island.

When a family member is struggling with alcohol or drug addiction, the entire family is affected negatively. Communication barriers within families of addicts may cause the addict to withdraw into isolation, leaving their family members feeling frustrated, ashamed, lonely, fearful, depressed, hopeless and angry. The sources of addiction are mental, emotional and psychological in nature, and the addict, as well as their family, need to heal under the care of professionals. At Valiant Recovery, we offer counseling to the families of addicts to help them process the difficult emotions they have confronted, and to create a healthy, supportive environment for the addict to return home to.

Laurel Swenson, MC, RCC, CPF
Family Therapist

Laurel Swenson, MC, RCC, CPF

Registered Clinical Counsellor

In V5Z 1H2 - Nearby to Bowen Island.

Let’s be real: parenting is hard. But acknowledging the challenges of the realities of parenting can feel like you are complaining about your much-loved children! There are not many places where you can safely, freely discuss your your mixed feelings, challenges, or the contradictions between your deep love for your children and your sometimes strong desire to get far away from them. You can feel better and more empowered in the ways you parent your kids. Read about some of the typical struggles parents grapple with and signs that you may benefit from reaching out for help under "Parent Support" on my website. Queer parents especially encouraged to reach out!

Bonnie Hall, M. Couns., RCC
Family Therapist

Bonnie Hall, M. Couns., RCC

Registered Clinical Counsellor

In V7A 5J9 - Nearby to Bowen Island.

Troubled relationships with family members can be a source of immense stress. You may be struggling with parenting concerns such as adjusting to the arrival of a baby, coping with the needs of young children, dealing with a rebellious teenager, or launching a young adult. Perhaps you are feeling exhausted from caregiver stress as you look after aging parents. You might be confused and hurt by strained relationships with extended family, including in-laws and adult children. Family counselling can help you gain confidence as a parent as you learn to deal effectively with children, teens, and young adults. I can help you gain insight and learn strategies to enable you to attain mutually satisf....

Martin Pinaud, Psy. D.,   M. A. RCC
Family Therapist

Martin Pinaud, Psy. D., M. A. RCC

Dr. of Psychology BC Association of Registered Clinical Counsellors #1992

In V7V 0A2 - Nearby to Bowen Island.

Real Solutions to Real Challenges. Common Sense Techniques. Martin very much enjoys working with families and children. Families are systems operating in close quaters, therefore upsets and miscommunications are natural and should be expected. They can be a source of extreme disappointment and pain or they can be opportunitiesfor growth. Martin is trained in Adlarian family therapy and uses Gestalt approaches to families. He has facilitaed parenting groups and worked with children as young as three years old and granparents who were in their eighties. It is his experience that families can enjoy, help, and grow together and most of the time it takes far less work than what they expected.

Julie Liddell, MEd. RCC Clinical Hypnotherapist
Family Therapist

Julie Liddell, MEd. RCC Clinical Hypnotherapist

Registered Clinical Counselor, Hypnotherapist, Spiritual Life Coach

In V7V 1J8 - Nearby to Bowen Island.

I use both Adlerian Psychology and Family Systems when working with clients. The Adlerian approach assists individuals in developing self-awareness and behaviours responsible for perception of themselves and others in their lives. By examining habit patterns individuals gain a sense of self -worth along with the change needed that results in healing. With the systemic approach, individuals are best understood through assessing the interactions among family members. An individual's behaviour is seen as an outcome of how the family system functions and therefore the focus in interpersonal relationships. Change is best facilitated by working with and considering the family system as a whole.

Shelley Behr, MSW,RSW
Family Therapist

Shelley Behr, MSW,RSW

Registered Social Worker

In V6Y 2B2 - Nearby to Bowen Island.

Family therapy is the cornerstone to how we cope with relationships in our lives. This process focuses on relationships within the family unit. It looks at how the family has helped to form communication styles, relationships and conflict. As a therapist, I help people find connections between their present relationships and the ones within their family of origin. I work with the whole family system to help mediate concerns, and create more peaceful relationships.

Nicklas Ehrlich, MSW, RCC, RSW
Family Therapist

Nicklas Ehrlich, MSW, RCC, RSW

Registered Clinical Counselor, Registered Social Worker, Hypnotherapist, Life-Coach, Advanced NeurOptimal® Neurofeedback practitioner

In V7M 1A4 - Nearby to Bowen Island.

Family Counselling or Therapy addresses all of the perceptions, experiences, feelings, thoughts, needs of each member of the family. This type of counselling educates and heals relationships with insights, tools, and skills that forever change family dynamics. This positive change can spill over into other relationships (friendships, work, other family members and generations to come).

Helen Francis, BscN MSW RCSW
Family Therapist

Helen Francis, BscN MSW RCSW

Registered Clinical Social Worker

In V6K 2G8 - Nearby to Bowen Island.

Family therapy provides the opportunity to explore how unfinished business or unhealed loss in your family of origin affects how you cope with life challenges in the present. We will explore family history and major events in your family, sometimes going back generations, to find out how family members were affected by those events, and how you may be affected by them in your life now. We also have the opportunity to find the health, strength and wisdom in the family through the generations.

Tanya Heal, M.Ed., RCC
Family Therapist

Tanya Heal, M.Ed., RCC

Registered Clinical Counsellor

In V5H 4H2 - Nearby to Bowen Island.

Family counselling involves creating a safe environment where each family member is given opportunities to share their thoughts, feelings and beliefs. Once each member is heard, issues are addressed, processed and examined. Barriers and pitfalls such as communication are explored together. Along with the guidance, support and empathy of the Counsellor, family members work on creating solutions to problems. I have over twenty years of experience with working with children and families, I look forward to using my "client-centered" approach to help families move toward increasing their communication skills, valuing the input of each other and living happier and healthier lives.

Fay Ferris, RCC, CCC, CGT
Family Therapist

Fay Ferris, RCC, CCC, CGT

Registered Clinical Counsellor, Certified Gottman Therapist

In V6X 3M1 - Nearby to Bowen Island.

Trained in Family Therapy, Fay enjoys helping adult members of families have better relationships or work through critical incidents or difficult issues. She is also happy to help families with teenagers support the development of better relationships and more responsible behaviour. Fay uses a variety of positive approaches that will help families adjust and feel closer, more understood, and more supported during difficult times such as medical diagnosis, deaths, arrests, addiction issues, or money issues. Adult siblings often have conflict which results in a falling off. Fay can help facilitate healing conversations as family members work through the issues to a resolution for all.

Nicole Thomson, MA, RCC
Family Therapist

Nicole Thomson, MA, RCC

Registered Clinical Counsellor

In V7V 4Y1 - Nearby to Bowen Island.

Often, teens and parents want the same thing as each other: mutual respect, and for the teen to end up being a healthy happy adult eventually. I offer a very structured and solution focused approach to parent-teen conflict; inspired by mediation and solution focused therapy. Please feel free to get in touch and learn more. http://presentmomentum.ca/contact/

Andrea Sum, MEd, RCC
Family Therapist

Andrea Sum, MEd, RCC

Registered Clinical Counsellor

In V7M 2K2 - Nearby to Bowen Island.

Families are complicated. As a mother and step parent of three, I have a personal understanding of the complexities of family dynamics. Therapeutically, every member of the family is treated with respect and has a voice. Individually, clients will discover the impacts of their coping stances within their family unit. When engaging in group family therapy, family members will have a safe, contained space to express themselves. Role-playing and hands-on movement will be offered but not required. You will benefit by changing your perspective of the position you hold in your family which will consequently shift relationships with your family.

Barbara Ohori, RTC MTC
Family Therapist

Barbara Ohori, RTC MTC

Registered Therapeutic Counsellor, Master Therapeutic Counsellor

In V5Z 1C5 - Nearby to Bowen Island.

The family is a very powerful system. We all learn so much from our family of origin, and we take it with us for the rest of our lives. Many clients come to counselling because there has been some kind of break down in family relationships and communication. Through the process of counselling we work together to increase understanding discover forgiveness and move toward more fulfilling relationships with all.

Andrena Smith, BSW, RSW, RPC
Family Therapist

Andrena Smith, BSW, RSW, RPC

Registered Professional Counsellor/Registered Social Worker

In V7M 3P4 - Nearby to Bowen Island.

At Wellness Centered Counselling our goal is to help you create a more loving, functional and connected that family so that you are able to rejuvenate and appreciate your relationships. It is our belief that family members often find it useful to learn new ways to express their feelings and needs and that participation of the entire family, whenever possible, is advantageous. We are here to help support you as you discover the unique challenges and strengths in your family, reinforce your connections, improve communication and increase harmony and balance in your home.

Jennifer Vauthrin,  M.A., R.C.C., EAP Therapist
Family Therapist

Jennifer Vauthrin, M.A., R.C.C., EAP Therapist

M.A., Registered Clinical Counsellor, Employment Assistance Program Therapist

In V4K 5C8 - Nearby to Bowen Island.

How much does your family mean to you? Obviously a lot or you wouldn't be reading this right now. Does your family make you feel like you have to be perfect? Are sick to death of not being able to be you. Or were you raised by an extremely dysfunctional family and are having troubles not knowing what it looks like not to over compensate for your past. Did you grow up with parents where anything less than an "A" you were shunned and never have a spare minute to yourself or something was wrong with you. Possibly you grew up with three parents two moms and a dad, maybe just a mom or a dad who had no idea what it was like to be a parent. Break those cycles. Take a new approach Healthy lifestyle

Sarah Harris, BSc, MC, RCC
Family Therapist

Sarah Harris, BSc, MC, RCC

Registered Clinical Counsellor

Available for Online Therapy

In your family, do you feel stuck in a vicious cycle of hurt feelings, defensive words, and worry that things just might never change? Sometimes when we are triggered, we might do or say something we regret, and it's usually toward the ones we love the most. Family therapy can help you read between the lines, becoming more aware and mindful of the true meanings behind our behaviours and words. From this awareness, you can practice greater acceptance, empathy, accountability, and forgiveness and learn to grow individually, but still together as a whole.

Michelle Morand, Online and Phone Support
Family Therapist

Michelle Morand, Online and Phone Support

M.A. Counselling; Successful Internet & Phone Counselling

In V6Z 1N9 - Nearby to Bowen Island.

When a client comes to us to work through their anxiety, depression, eating disorder, or addiction patterns we know that somewhere out there is at least one person who wants to help if they can. We see this is a powerful opportunity for the whole family to heal and grow. It it key that families understand what is truly impacting all those involved; how each member is seeing the situation and their role in it; and what each person really needs in order to feel safe, loved, and trusting of each other. Regardless of how divided family members may be, if there is a desire to connect and a willingness to take responsibility for their part, healing will happen. We are here to help you.



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Thank you for visiting our British Columbia search of licensed family therapists in Bowen Island.  Discord due from strife, marital problems, sibling rivalry, family of origin issues and blended families (just to name a few) can strain and hurt loving relationships. Counselling with honesty and depth will get to the heart of the issues and work towards healing. Find resolution for your family in Bowen Island right now, please contact a specialist above, you can email 24/7.

Bowen Island is located in British Columbia, Canada. It has a land area of 50.14 square kilometers.  The population of Bowen Island is 3,680 people with 1,495 households . The population ranking for Bowen Island is #885 nationally and #133 for the province of British Columbia with a density of 73.40 people per sq km. Bowen Island therapists serve postal code: V0N.