Therapists

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Dominic Brennan, Msc, MA, R.C.C

Originally from the UK, I am a Mental Health Counsellor, Group Therapist, and Coach for adults and couples. I also support clients needing help with career issues/growth. With 38 years life experience in Asia, Europe and North America I held positions ranging from intern to senior executive roles in a Fortune 500 company. I graduated from Palo Altou University in the US with a Master of Arts in Clinical Counselling and have a Master of Science in a business discipline from Sheffield University in the UK. I am a Registered Clinical Counsellor with British Columbia Association of Clinical Counsellors and a member of the British BrainWorking Society.

I specialize in anxiety, addictions, anger, couples, depression, OCD, procrastination, panic attacks, fears, success inhibition, men’s issues, relationships, trauma related issues, PTSD, and career/work/executive Issues. I also offer mentoring and coaching. I practice in North Vancouver in Central Lonsdale, Downtown Vancouver and Moving Forward Family Services in Central Surrey. I also offer Zoom Online Counselling.

I work from a person-centered perspective, modalities including Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT), Solution Focused Therapy (SFT), and Brain Working Recursive Therapy (BWRT). Couples therapy is a blend of CBT Couple Therapy and Emotion Focused Therapy (EFT). My therapy techniques can also include coaching and mentoring as required.

 

Isabella Jiang, MA, RCC

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Isabella offers counselling to adolescents and adults who suffer from depression, or anxiety, stress of immigration, life transition, relationship issues, losses and traumas, confusion of sexual orientation.  With extensive experience working with clients from different cultural or cross-cultural backgrounds, Isabella is warm, compassionate and non-judgemental towards issues and concerns raised by clients, whether it’s acute or chronic, single event or complex of issues.

Influenced by narrative theory, she believes in collaborative positioning of the therapist, externalizing the problem and thickening life stories to bring out new experiences for alternative outcomes. She adopts integrated approach, draws strong points from different schools of therapy to better fit for individual clients with their unique struggles.

Isabella provides individual and couple counselling in addition to group workshop and psycho-educational seminars, both in English and Mandarin Chinese. Isabella is a BC Registered Clinical Counsellor, with a Master’s Degree on Clinical Counselling from Palo Altou University in the U.S.

 

Dominic’s Testimonials

“I have really enjoyed our time together. I know you will make it easy for anyone to open up to you as you have done for me. I also feel you have risen well beyond your counselling role. Thank you!”

“Thank you for the skills you have given me to apply in my life. I really feel I am able to work on my own now. Thank you for being a great counsellor.”

“Thank you for everything Dominic. With you at Moving Forward Family Service I have been able to move forward with my issues. You have been my medicine.” 

Isabella’s Testimonials

“I appreciate your balance of, knowing when I need more space and compassion, and when I need a push to work on my issues.”

“You make me focus on myself.  I find myself again.  Thank you.”

“You validate my feelings, work on issues important to me, not to you.  I feel respected and attended.  I feel much better about myself.”