Clinical Counselling in Vancouver and Beyond

Specializing in trauma, depression, anxiety, grief, relationship issues, workplace challenges and more.

Who We Are

Healing For The
Heart, Mind, Body And Soul

We are on a mission to help individuals, couples and families heal. Our services are based on the principle of personalization. We tailor each treatment to suit your individual needs and enhance your well-being.

We offer our counselling services both virtually and in-person. Our therapists integrate a variety of traditional psychotherapeutic modalities — psychodynamic, cognitive-behavioural, narrative and others — with mindfulness-based practices and somatic (body-based) therapies. We pride ourselves in creating an environment inviting to people of all genders, orientations, religions, backgrounds, cultures, and sub-cultures.

What We Do

Our Specializations

Relationships

Every relationship is unique, filled with its own joys, challenges, and complexities. At times, even the strongest of bonds can face hurdles that seem insurmountable. This is where relationship counselling steps in, offering a safe and supportive space to explore, understand, and enhance your connection.

Anxiety

Anxiety is a natural response to stress, but when it becomes overwhelming and starts interfering with daily life, it's time to seek support. Anxiety counselling provides a safe and compassionate space to address the root causes of anxiety, learn coping strategies, and regain control over your thoughts and emotions.

Depression

While we all feel sad, moody or low from time to time, some people experience these feelings intensely, for long periods of time (weeks, months or even years) and sometimes without any apparent reason. Depression is more than just a low mood – it's a serious condition that has an impact on both physical and mental health.

Family

Family therapy is a treatment designed to target certain issues that might affect the functioning and health of a family. Talking to a counsellor may be necessary to help a family through a difficult phase, behavioural or mental health problems, or a major life transition.

Loss and Grief

After losing a loved one, there is often a period of grief, mourning or bereavement. These feelings are an entirely normal response to loss. Together with your counsellor, they will help you navigate what may seem like one of the most challenging times in your life.

Perfectionism

Perfectionism is often seen as a positive trait that increases your chances of success, but it can lead to self-defeating thoughts or behaviours that make it harder to achieve goals. It may also cause stress, anxiety, depression, and other mental health issues. People who strive for perfection out of feelings of inadequacy or failure may find it helpful to speak with a therapist; this can often help people manage excessive self-criticism.

PTSD

It’s natural to feel afraid during and after a traumatic situation. Fear can trigger split-second changes in the body to help defend against danger or to avoid it. This “fight-or-flight” response is a typical reaction to protect a person from harm. Many people who go through traumatic events may have temporary difficulty adjusting and coping, but with time and good self-care, they usually get better. If the symptoms worsen, last for months or even years and interfere with your day-to-day functioning, you may have Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD).

Self-Esteem

Self-esteem is an integral feature of emotional health and well-being. When we have positive feelings about ourselves, we exude confidence and see ourselves as valuable. In most cases, others view and treat us in the same respect. However, when we have negative feelings about ourselves, we can be critical, contemptuous, and pessimistic. This behaviour can cause others to take this attitude toward us. Whether positive or negative, these thoughts contribute to our self-image and build our self-esteem.

Chronic Stress

Throughout one’s lifetime, it’s typical to experience acute stress. Acute stress is a dramatic physiological and psychological reaction to a specific event. However, not all responses to stress are confined to a particular event. Chronic stress is characterized by a consistent sense of feeling pressured and overwhelmed over a long period. If you are experiencing debilitating symptoms, there are ways to manage and help you get through them.

Trauma

Trauma counselling can assist with various internal emotional reactions to challenging situations. Not all people are alike; therefore, some experience these events as more traumatic than others and will need help coping with the emotional burden. Identifying a life event as a ‘trauma’ can be challenging. In addition, it can be even more difficult to recall those events and talk through them as it may be a traumatising experience all over again.

School & Work Difficulties

In today’s society, the workplace has become an extension of who you are. It’s a place that allows you to pursue your passions and develop your skills. But with that, the workplace has also become increasingly stressful for many people, and it's no surprise that it can lead to poor health. When stress occurs, your health becomes more affected. Finding a low-stress job might be difficult because stress is common in any workplace. Instead, focusing on effective strategies to reduce your stress at work would be a more practical choice.

ICBC

We offer counselling services for ICBC clients within the first 12 weeks from the date of their accident. If it has been longer than 12 weeks, services may still be approved. Please email us directly at info@blueskywellnessclinic.ca

Why Choose Us

We accept you for who you are.

We pride ourselves on offering a safe space for our clients to feel seen and heard. No one should have to experience pain alone. No one should feel judged. Our therapists are here to listen, engage and support you, no matter the circumstance.

We champion your strengths.

We accept you for who you are and who you want to become. We engage in the messiness of life with curiosity, perspective and creativity to cultivate growth. One's strengths, talents and hopes are uncovered and celebrated as we inspire you to live out change.

You are the expert.

We believe that you already possess the answers to your hardships. Our role is to help you discover those answers to move forward in a healthy and constructive way.

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What Our Clients Say

"Sangeeta is a wonderful counsellor. Prior to starting therapy, I was hesitant and did not know what to expect. During the first session I immediately felt at ease. She is knowledgeable, patient and so easy to talk to. I appreciate her non-judgemental and inquisitive attitude and practical straight forward tools. I would highly recommend her."

    Nick W.

    Client

    “Ricardo is an excellent counsellor and a great listener with helpful advice and feedback. The space is warm and welcoming and very comfortable. I am aware of other staff/management also being amazing!”

      Casey F.

      Client

      "Stephanie is very empathetic and professional. I have struggled to connect with other counsellors before, but I clicked with Stephanie. Through numerous sessions, she has helped guide me through difficulties in my relationship, and I cannot recommend her more. Highly recommended!"

        Alix W.

        Client

        "Stephanie actively listens and offers helpful and insightful feedback and suggestions. She is kind, professional and empathetic while willing to push back gently when necessary. I’ve had a few sessions with her and come away with a better understanding of my behaviour and that of others, along with useful tips and techniques. I highly recommend her to anyone."

          Michael B.

          Client

          "Making the decision to finally seek help has been an incredibly difficult one, which I have avoided for years. When I finally made the leap to meet Ricardo, I could not have chosen a better fit. He has made me feel comfortable in a safe space, & has given me the right tools to get better, without pushing me outside of my comfort zone. I feel like am finally ready to open up & talk about my emotions."

            David O.

            Client

            "The Blue Sky team has helped me get through a really tough period in my life. With my counsellor’s support, I have been able to overcome the worst. Definitely recommend."

              Kelly A.

              Client

              "Tara always makes me feel heard and understood. I can feel her calm energy, which in turn, helps me to relax. I appreciate Tara so much. She truly is a special person."

                Lisa V.

                Client

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