- Plaintext email only
- to describe the problem in concrete terms.
- to evaluate its negative effects on your life.
- to figure out exactly how it operates in your day.
- to discover skills that reduce the problem.
- to identify a path that confirms your values and promotes positive change.
- An example is the email I send after each session. This communication details important insights, skills, and new ideas that you can use to move in a positive direction.
- Relationship issues such as communication, repeated conflict, or resentment
- low self-esteem or a sense of failure
- Concerns about sex, pornography, Internet, marijuana, drugs, or alcohol
- Children or adolelscents and their parents
- Depression and/or anxiety
- trauma and abuse, loss and grief
- Lesbian and gay relationships and concerns
- Obsessive thoughts and/or compulsive behaviours
- We take the time needed to clarify important skills and values, and then a useful direction for your life.
- Together we also thoroughly investigate your problem until we understand how it turns up in your day and how to reduce it.
- Two-day workshop on diagnosis and treatment, Otto Kernberg, MD, World Council for Psychotherapy Conference, Vienna, Austria
- Outcome Research for Social Work, Judith Globerman, Ph.D., Vancouver, BC
- Client-Directed, Outcome-Informed Therapy, Scott Miller, Vancouver, BC
- Two-weeks, Intensives I & II in Narrative Therapy, Michael White, Adelaide, Australia
- Two two-day workshops, Scaffolding Conversations, Ninetta Tavano, Vancouver, BC
- Two-day Mapping Narrative Conversations, Michael White, Richmond, BC
- Four-day Therapeutic Conversations Conferences--6, 7 8, 9, 10, 11, David Epston et al, Vancouver, BC
- Two-day Narrative and Solution-focused Therapies, William O'Hanlon, PhD, VA
- Four-day International Conference on Narrative and Cooperative Approaches to Therapy, Michael White, Steve de Shazer, Insoo Berg, William O'Hanlon, Reston, VA
- Two-day Global Reach of Brief Therapy, Steve de Shazer, et al., Mt. View, CA
- Three-day Brief Therapy Intensive, Paul Watzlawick et al, M.R.I.,Palo Alto, CA.
- Two-year training program [as experiential group], Gestalt Institute, Boone, NC
- Conference, Association for Advancement of Gestalt Therapy, New Orleans, LA
- Two-day workshop, Shame, Realization, and Restitution in Restorative Justice, 13 hrs., Alan Jenkins, Yaletown Family Centre, Vancouver, BC
- One-day training, Joining Cognitive-Behavioural and Psycho-dynamic Approaches to Personality Disorders,” Dr. Drew Westen, Simon Fraser University, Burnaby, BC
- Sexual Trauma and Healing, Mark Schwartz, Masters & Johnson, Charlotte, NC
- Trauma, Dissociation & Attachment, 14 hrs., Trauma Treatment Assoc., Vancouver, BC
- Eleventh Substance Abuse State of the Art Conference, Kill Devil Hills, NC
- 4-day workshop, Gambling Addiction, Vancouver, BC
- Course, Substance Abuse Counseling, Community College, Sanford, NC
- Substance Abuse Protocol, Referral and Assessment Issues, Raleigh, NC
- Two-day workshop, Addiction: The family disease, OPC NC, Chapel Hill, NC
- Graduate courses: Couples Therapy, Family Therapy, Advanced Family Therapy, East Carolina University, Greenville, NC
- “The Good Marriage” & “Beyond Divorce," J. Wallerstein, PhD., Chapel Hill, NC
- Two-day workshop, Treating Violence against Women, Maggie Carey, Vancouver, BC
- Two-year Intensive in family therapy, videoperson, Satir Institute, Chapel Hill, NC
- Group certification course & three four-day group trainings with David Hawkins, MD & Bernard Kempler, PhD, Atlanta Group Psychotherapy Conferences
- Two courses [as intensive group], Advanced Group Therapy, Boone, NC
- One and 2-day workshops on group treatment, Walker Shields, MD, Mary Goulding, John Gladfelter, et al., American Group Psychotherapy Association, San Francisco, CA
- Two 5-day group trainings in Gestalt Therapy, Jack Mulgrew, PhD, Appalachian State U., NC
- Group workshops, "Healing and Destructive Forces in Groups" & "Resonance and Dissonance in Groups," Carolinas Group Psychotherapy Society, Chapel Hill, NC
- "Flexibly Bound Group Model for Persons with SPMI," Walter Stone, Durham, NC
- Three-day group training, Gestalt Institute of Georgia, S. Imes, Dahlonega, GA.
- Two group workshops, Canadian Group Psychotherapy Conference, Vancouver, BC
Proximity to transit and or intersections:
Other (nearby) locations served:
The people who come to see me include men who are struggling with stress, with communication, or with the misuse of sex or substances, women whose voices are not being heard, couples who desire a stronger connection and renewed trust, and parents who are feeling overwhelmed by their child's behaviour, anger, or substance use.
Everyone's story is unique and no therapy session follows a predictable path. However, the collaborative steps below provide a general outline of how your therapy sessions with me may progress. I will help you:
Even with quite serious problems, my approach takes months, not years, for lasting results.
My approach is efficient, interactive, and focused.
With over fifteen years of counselling experience, I can help with:
The use of meditation and mindfulness practices
With more than ten years of training and daily meditation, I may bring up skills from meditation to help reduce the problem at hand.
Expect effective help with your problem
My advanced training includes two certificate programs, plus many conferences and workshops.
Part of my practice is contracted to Family Services of Greater Vancouver Employee Assisstance Program (EAP) and several, Canada-wide EAPs.
How does this approach lead to lasting change?
Besides two certificate programs and many professional conferences in Canada and the U.S., I trained for two weeks in Australia with Michael White, co-founder of Narrative Therapy. In B.C. I am registered with my professional college to work in private practice with individuals, couples, families, or groups (Reg.#3263). The designation of R.C.S.W. is a step beyond R.S.W. that includes a North American clinical board exam.
Client Fee Individuals:
Client Fee Couples/Families:
For further information, visit Lee-Joseph Lourdeaux's website.
Approaches to Psychotherapy
Family and Couples Therapy: