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.


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.

Philip Starkman, MSW, RSW
Family Therapist

Philip Starkman, MSW, RSW

Registered Psychotherapist

Available for Online Therapy

Imagine a family as a tree with branches, roots, trunk representing parts of the immediate and extended family. When working with families, all elements are considered. Usually there is a request for family therapy due to one of it's members in crisis, often a child. However, when an analysis of need is done it becomes apparent that more than one member of the family needs help in adjusting, growing and learning new behaviours. Clients contact me for a variety of reasons: to improve communications, solve family problems, support in special situations such as death, divorce, marriage, illness, child or adolescent issues.

Christie Dakin, BCS, RTC, MTC
Family Therapist

Christie Dakin, BCS, RTC, MTC

Master Therapeutic Counsellor

In V5Y 1V6 - Nearby to Bowen Island.

Family therapy can be very powerful because it is typical that a family can live together and yet not really communicate openly about issues that are affecting everyone. This lack of communication is usually because of fear of upsetting one of the family members or there may be some topics which have become "taboo" and everyone knows this. At this point we are dealing with the proverbial pink elephant in the room. Family therapy helps to open up communication in a safe and loving manner. It can help everyone get clarity about the next step in a separation or divorce scenario and can help people express their feelings in a compassionate and accepting environment.

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.

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.

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!

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.

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.

Kristina Sohal, RCC
Family Therapist

Kristina Sohal, RCC

Registered Clinical Counsellor

In V6E 2P4 - Nearby to Bowen Island.

Family therapy is important for those that are having a hard time connecting with someone in your family(partner, sibling, parent, child) and it can be quiet distressful. It also is important that if you are alone working yourself and others family members have similar therapeutic goals. My treatment plans involves understanding the belief system of the unity, and how people within that system communicate and relate to one another. We peel the onions together, and bring on healing to create unity and uniformity within the family system.

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/

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.

Erle Jaeger, BA, M.Div., M.Sc., MFT, RCC
Family Therapist

Erle Jaeger, BA, M.Div., M.Sc., MFT, RCC

Registered Clinical Counselor

Available for Online Therapy

As a Marriage and Family Therapist I work with families and couples in intimate relationships to nurture change and development. Family therapy has evolved from its early definition of the family in traditional terms. Today we have many kinds of “non-traditional families” comprised of people who may or may not be related by blood or marriage. My concept of the family is defined in terms of people that are involved in committed, long-term relationships and roles that are organized in a way that is strongly supportive of each other and aimed at promoting growth and well-being. I view the family as a relational system and family relationships as an important factor in psychological health.

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.

Alex Gheorghe, RSW
Family Therapist

Alex Gheorghe, RSW

Registered Social Worker

In v7p 0a7 - Nearby to Bowen Island.

Trouble does not occur in a vacuum. It is common for families to have a scapegoat on whom the disharmony in the home can be blamed but in reality, there are many other roles being played by family members, creating a dysfunctional balance. If we align one tire but leave the rest to wobble, it is only a matter of time before our repairs have amounted to nothing. The more involved a family is in the process, the better the chances for real change to occur.

Behnaz Khatam, MA, RCC, CCC
Family Therapist

Behnaz Khatam, MA, RCC, CCC

MA, Registered Clinical Counsellor, Canadian certified Counsellor

In V6B 6L5 - Nearby to Bowen Island.

The goal of the therapy is to help family members identify how specific behaviors affect others, learn new ways of relating to each other, resolve conflicts, and open lines of communication between all family members. I assist families to improving the communication, solving family problems, understanding and handling special family situations, and creating a better functioning home environment.

Jennifer Vauthrin,  R.P.C. M.P.C.C.
Family Therapist

Jennifer Vauthrin, R.P.C. M.P.C.C.

Clinical Counsellor

Available for Online Therapy

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

Jacqueline Nadworny, M.A. (Couns), B.A. (Psyc)
Family Therapist

Jacqueline Nadworny, M.A. (Couns), B.A. (Psyc)

Registered Professional Counsellor and Supervisor

In V7L 2B2 - Nearby to Bowen Island.

Family counselling takes on many forms. The goal is to bring together the family to create understanding and harmony. Each family member is unique with their own values and perspectives. Family counselling gives each member the opportunity to understand their perspective and their role within the family and then the perspective and roles of the other members.

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.

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

Joseph Eliezer, RP, RCs, MPCC-S,

Registered Psychotherapist, Registered Counselling 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.

Sheri Phillips-Snaychuk, M.A., RCC
Family Therapist

Sheri Phillips-Snaychuk, M.A., RCC

Sheri Phillips-Snaychuk Registered Clinical Counsellor

In V6C 1V5 - Nearby to Bowen Island.

There are so many different types of dynamics and struggles that all kinds of families can experience. How I work with families is by assessing how each member of the family is being affected and help them to see and understand their perspective and then unite all the members to have a deeper and more connected understanding of what is happening in the family and understanding how they all have come to this point. Then we work to implement strategies that work for everyone so that individually each member feels heard and more understood, which equals more safety and a sense of togetherness and unity.

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.

Bonnie Hall, M. Couns., RCC
Family Therapist

Bonnie Hall, M. Couns., RCC

Registered Clinical Counsellor

In V7E 3A5 - 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....

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.

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 V7K 2Y3 - 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.

Clayre Sessoms, MCP-AT, RCC
Family Therapist

Clayre Sessoms, MCP-AT, RCC

Registered Clinical Counsellor

In V6Z 0E2 - Nearby to Bowen Island.

Family struggle can feel especially hard when you're transitioning or planning to come out to your partner, your parents, or your kids. I provide understanding and encouragement to help partners, parents, and teens, and other relationships better understand each other through bonding discussions, creative activities, and mindfulness.



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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.