Family Counselling Services in Vancouver, BC.

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


Kevin Fleming, Ph.D.
Family Therapist

Kevin Fleming, Ph.D.

Coach/Change Agent/Consultant

Vancouver, British Columbia V6C 1H2 | 1-877-606-6161

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.

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

Sarah Levine, JD, M.Ed., RCC

Registered Clinical Counsellor

Kitsilano, Vancouver, British Columbia V6K 2H1 | 604 620 2030

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.

Valiant Recovery, CCCCA
Family Therapist

Valiant Recovery, CCCCA

Residential Addiction Program

Vancouver, Vancouver, British Columbia V6C 3T3 | 604-998-4688

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.

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

224 Esplanade west, North Vancouver, British Columbia V7L 1A4 | 604-728-7193

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.

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

#200-1497 Marine Drive, West Vancouver, British Columbia V7T 1B8 | 604-922-0808

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.

Laurel Swenson, MC, RCC, CPF
Family Therapist

Laurel Swenson, MC, RCC, CPF

Registered Clinical Counsellor

750 West Broadway, Vancouver, British Columbia V5Z 1H2 | 604-868-4838

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!

Patti Langlais, M.A, MPCC
Family Therapist

Patti Langlais, M.A, MPCC

Registered Counsellor, Marriage & Couples Counsellor

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.

Family Therapist

University of British Columbia

2136 West Mall, UBC Campus, Vancouver, British Columbia

The UBC Psychology Clinic is an outpatient mental health and state-of-the-art training clinic in the Department of Psychology at the University of British Columbia. We offer comprehensive psychological services for children, adolescents, adults, and families in the Greater Vancouver community. We provide affordable, professional services using the most recent advances in mental health care. All our services are confidential and meet the ethical guidelines established by the College of Psychologists of British Columbia.

Gurleen Dhial Sangha, BA, MEd
Family Therapist

Gurleen Dhial Sangha, BA, MEd

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.

Alexia Brown, M.Ed, R.C.C
Family Therapist

Alexia Brown, M.Ed, R.C.C

Registered Clinical Counsellor

West 16th Ave and MacDonald, Vancouver, British Columbia V6K 4M1 | 604-9169606

As a mother of two, I am constantly witnessing my theoretical background as a counsellor flying out the window. Parenting tests our mettle by the minute, and even the hardiest of us all, get bent. I use an attachment based parenting approach, whereby our bond and connection to our children is primary. Together we work to establish this trust and connection, and all else follows, not necessarily easily, but with conscious choice and understanding of our actions and reactions. I use a collaborative approach for older families, attempting to engage all family members in responsibility and unity.

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

, V8B 0J8, Vancouver, V6K 2J8 |

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.

Tiffani Van Buckley, MA, RCC
Family Therapist

Tiffani Van Buckley, MA, RCC

Registered Clinical Counsellor

3223 Main Street, Vancouver, British Columbia V5V 3M6 | 778-995-0242

Tiffani values each family members perspective and experiences when engaging in family therapy. She works to enhance communication and understanding of each other, reduce conflict and improve overall bonds in each relationship. She has extensive experience assisting families of various cultural values and socio economic statuses and appreciates that each member of a family may respond to various approaches and techniques.

Christie Dakin, BCS, RTC, MTC
Family Therapist

Christie Dakin, BCS, RTC, MTC

Master Therapeutic Counsellor

#2 - 42 West 13th Ave, Vancouver, British Columbia V5Y 1V6 | 604 720 7093

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

Suite 205-2902 West Broadway, Vancouver , British Columbia V6K 2G8 | 778-996-6985

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.

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.

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

Joseph Eliezer, RP, RPC MPCC-S,

Registered Psychotherapist, Master Practitioner of Clinical Counseling, Supervisor

#28 -1089 West Broadway, Vancouver, British Columbia V6H 1E5 | (604) 739-3010

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.


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Thank you for visiting our British Columbia search of licensed family therapists in Vancouver.  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 Vancouver right now, please contact a specialist above, you can email 24/7.

Vancouver is located in British Columbia, Canada. It has a land area of 114.97 square kilometers.  The population of Vancouver is 631,486 people with 283,916 households . The population ranking for Vancouver is #8 nationally and #1 for the province of British Columbia with a density of 5492.60 people per sq km. Vancouver therapists serve postal code: V5Y.