In a safe, caring environment you will find support, growth, healing, harmony and balance. I offer professional counselling services in Vancouver, BC for adults for a variety of concerns that may be causing stress in your life, including: Suicide and Crisis Intervention • Communication Skills Training • Grief and Loss • Anger Management • Trauma and PTSD • Sexual Abuse/Rape • Depression • Fears/Phobias • Childhood Trauma • Family Counselling • Assertiveness Training • Conflict Resolution • Domestic Violence • Anxiety • Self-esteem Issues • Marriage/Couples Counselling.
Suicide Counselling includes people who feel suicidal or people living with, or having a close relationship with somebody that feels suicidal.
Grief and Loss Counselling includes loss through various means, including: death, divorce, break-up, job loss, miscarriage, abortion, etc.
Childhood Trauma includes emotional, physical, and/or sexual abuse.
Domestic Violence includes therapy for people who have been in, or are in, an abusive relationship. It does not strictly mean physical abuse, as emotional abuse is usually far more damaging than physical abuse.
Making that call for your first counselling session takes courage. I respect how uncertain and nervous you may be, and I attempt to alleviate any anxiety by answering as many questions as you may have. You don’t have to be afraid of asking ‘too many’ questions, as it is important to me that you feel comfortable in making your first appointment.
Therapy can be hard work. It can sometimes make you feel worse before you feel better because it may bring up issues and/or feelings that have been suppressed for years. In acknowledging this, my clients are encouraged to contact me between sessions if they feel overwhelmed. With Aarintaro you are not alone.
Remember: Taking care of your mental health, benefits your physical well-being.