Whether you are seeking help for yourself, a loved one, or for you and your partner, I have experience helping clients who have shared they were tired of struggling with one or more of the following:
Access to Victim Services funding also available, please contact me for more information.
In order for you to talk about the struggles you are having, it is essential that you feel safe enough to share. You deserve to feel supported, understood, listened to and not judged.
Even though my hope is that you feel comfortable with me, if it's not the right fit, I am committed to making sure you get the help you need: your visit can include assessing the kind of support you need and referring you on to a number of colleagues.
My priority is that you find the help you are seeking.
Many couples that I have worked with have found that they were tired of having the same frustrating conversations or arguments over and over again. They talked about feeling trapped in conflict or conversational loops with their partner(s) where they were left feeling exhausted, unheard and discouraged.
I have helped many gay, queer, same-gendered, trans, and heterosexual couples work through the struggles that were getting in the way of their preferred way to be with each other. Whether you are a couple that wants monogamy, non-monogamy, or polyamory, we can work together to explore the kind of relationship you prefer, what you want your relationship to look like, identify/explore the problems that are getting in the way, and then find a way out of the struggle.
Family Counselling & Working with Parents
I offer support to parents who are scared for their young person who is struggling with addiction to substances. Many parents talk about being frightened their young person will die or worse. I have extensive experience supporting youth in regaining their lives back from drugs and alcohol. I understand this problem and there is a way out. Over the course of my career, the young people I have worked with have shared with me how they had found freedom from the struggle and what their parents did that invited change.
Part of the work I do with parents is to pass on this valuable information that youth have shared with me. Addiction is a tricky problem and parents can feel hopeless and helpless at times. If you are tired of the conflict, yelling, lies, arguments, stealing, and drama that comes with addiction, I can support you and your young person in making change.
Freedom From Substance Misuse:
A therapeutic supportive recovery group for youth aged 13-18 who are struggling with the effects of substance misuse and are looking to find freedom in their lives. If you are looking to connect with other youth who know they have a struggle with substances and want something better for their lives, this is the group for you. (on hold)
Depression loves to isolate people and rob them of hope. This group offers a chance for individuals who struggle with depression to share their experiences of how depression has impacted them and how they are fighting to regain their lives. (on hold)
Group counselling is offered subject to availability. Please contact me for more information as group intake dates vary.
Responsible & Problem Gambling Program
When gambling stops being a game...
Dennis is a counsellor with the Responsible Gambling Problem Gambling Program. Free counselling support is available for the person struggling with gambling or for those impacted by a person's struggle with gambling.
Change is possible. It doesn't have to feel this way.
Vancouver Support Group for People Who Struggle with Gambling
Please call or email to register if you are not already a client
Collaborative Divorce Coach / Child Specialist
Collaborative Divorce supports you through the stress and uncertainty of separation and divorce. The focus is on you and your family's needs, not the court process.
As a Child Specialist in Collaborative Divorce, I work with the family to ensure the child(ren) can have a voice in the family as it restructures, with the goal of preventing the child from feeling like a victim of divorce and allows active participation where the child feels heard.
I help facilitate the child(ren) to develop coping skills to deal with issues at hand and provide tools for moving forward in their lives.
If your appointment is with Dennis for a Collaborative Divorce service, before your first appointment, please download, review, sign and bring the following document with you.
I invite you to contact me if these struggles also fit with what you are going through. These feelings may indicate not only what you do not want in your life but they also point to what you do want. We can explore together what is not working for you, what you do want, and the problems that are holding you back. Although people often share it is difficult in the beginning to imagine the change, I know in my bones that change can happen.
If life were a book, and you were the author... how would you want your story to go?
- Amy Purdy