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

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  • Registered and Certified Canadian Counsellor
  • West Vancouver, British Columbia, V7V 1B7
  • Phone: 778-990-0823
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  • Session Fees: $185 (per session hour)
  • This member is also available for online counseling.
  • Online-counseling methods: Phone, Webcam

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My name is Suzanne St. John Smith, and I'm an Adlerian-trained psychotherapist in private practice in West Vancouver, B.C. Please feel free to browse through the following information to gain an understanding (at least a bit, anyway!) of who I am, and what I do.

It's my belief that finding the right therapist is THE single most important factor in determining the degree to which you ultimately feel your therapy experience was a successful one. My aim is to provide clients with a confidential, safe and supportive environment so they can do the work that's required in order to live the quality of life they seek.                 

  My Clients are:








Relationship Issues


Separation and Divorce

Mid-Life Issues

Grief and Loss 


  My Approach

During the course of my work, I draw upon a number of therapeutic approaches, depending on the issues that are presented by my client. (I'm not a believer in a 'one size fits all' therapy model.) They include the following:








  Benefits to Choosing Me:

  1.  I’m trustworthy;
  2.  I’m a great listener;
  3.  In limited time, I’m able to gain a deep understanding of the issues you’ll bring to me (I won’t waste your time – or money!);
  4.  I will provide you honest feedback and guidance when asked;
  5.  I’m deeply committed to the emotional well-being of all my clients, and am honoured by those who ask me to accompany them on their ‘therapy’ journey ; and
  6.  I love my job! 

 Cost of Sessions

My fee per one hour session is $200 (plus GST).

Most of my clients can be reimbursed by their extended care health plans. I provide each client with a receipt after each session so they can submit their claim to their insurer.


All sessions are conducted remotely via Zoom



Master of Counselling Psychology, Adler School of Professional Psychology, Chicago, Illinois 

Master of Communications, Carleton University, Ottawa, Ontario 

Bachelor of Arts, Simon Fraser University, Burnaby, British Columbia


I'm committed to providing the highest level of service to all my clients regardless of race, gender, sexual orientation, religious affiliation, politics, or ethnicity. Please feel free to contact me by email or phone to arrange a free 30-minute consultation so I can answer any questions you may have that may not have been addressed in this bio.

I'll look forward to talking to you soon!



Suzanne St. John Smith Reaches

Vancouver BC