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 a coach for adults, couples, and for those needing support on career issues. I have 38 years life experience in Asia, Europe and North America and 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 (R.C.C) with British Columbia Association of Clinical Counsellors (BCACC).

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

I work from a person-centred perspective. My main technique for trauma is called brain working recursive therapy (BWRT). Other techniques are solution focused therapy, cognitive behaviour therapy (CBT), for couples a blend of CBT couple therapy and emotion focused therapy.

 

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.