Family Issues Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)

Family Issues

Family and Systemic Psychotherapy uses the close interpersonal relationships between family members to help one another. The key to dealing with family issues is to help couples, family members or siblings to explore difficult emotions and thoughts in a safe manner. It helps each member to understand and acknowledge one another's emotions and allow them to express it safely, and in an effective manner.

Family therapy has been shown to be effective for people of all ages who are experiencing family issues or problems in their key systems (relationships) with people with whom they are close. It helps to build relationships and boosts the strengths and self-esteem of everyone in the system. Your family might need intervention if members have substance abuse problems, violent outbursts, if the family experienced a trauma,  if a close family member died or if the family is not functioning at its normal capacity.

This type of therapy enables people to work with one another, instead of on one another and enables families to talk about issues that are causing distress without disrespecting emotions. Instead, it invites engagement of the family members in order to support recovery.

Therapists who address family issues use a range of different approaches to bring about the best results. While group therapy will probably take place once weekly, where the family will all meet with the therapist, individual sessions might be required too. This provides a great supplement to the  family therapy work and is an ideal place for individuals to express their personal family issues that are hard to discuss in front of everyone.

If you are looking for a counsellor or psychologist who does family counselling you may want to search the directory to find a professional whose approach will suit you best.

Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)

Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) is a psychological approach that deals with the way in which clients think about themselves, other people and the world. The outside world affects how we think and feel about ourselves and as a result, our behaviour. Cognitive Behavioural Therapy can help a person to change the way they think about thoughts and feelings, but it is not like other types of talk therapy.

Cognitive Behavioural Therapy focuses on current issues and challenges that affect the client right now. It doesn't consider the past issues that caused distress, but rather looks for solutions that can improve the client's state of mind in the moment. Much of CBT involves looking at thought distortions that can affect mood and are affected by mood, and helps client examine and challenge distorted thinking patters.

CBT can help a range of problems, from OCD, PTSD, bulimia, stress, phobias and other issues that might seem overwhelming to the client, by breaking them down into smaller, more manageable chunks.

If you are looking for a therapist who offers Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, please browse our list of practitioners below..

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Eli Norman

M.A., RCC
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I enjoy coming alongside my clients and helping them achieve personal growth, healing, and well-being. Facing problems alone can be overwhelming, whether it’s depression, anxiety, anger, mood swings, stress,... Read more

Roya Vojdani

M.A., RCC
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    • Online booking
Feeling overwhelmed with anxious thoughts and avoiding social interaction and/or everyday tasks due to anxiety or depression can take away from the joys of everyday life. It might be hard to find the motivation to get... Read more

Sharon Southey

M.A., RCC
Sharon Southey is a skilled professional with a nursing background, who has been counselling people since 1992. She likes to work with individuals who are teenage or adult, families of all types and couples,... Read more

Lorne Pierce

M.A., R.Psych
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I have been in private practice since 1999 providing counselling services to individuals, couples and familes. I have over 20 years experience in the helping professions in both government (federal and provincial)... Read more

Christy de Bulnes

M.Ed., RCC
Christy empowers individuals, couples, and families to overcome obstacles to improve their lives. She believes each person has the skills and resources to realize personal growth throughout their lifespan. Whether... Read more

Ray Freed

M.S.W., RSW
Ray Freed is a registered counsellor who sees clients at his two Vancouver offices:  16th and Dunbar, and Howe and Helmcken.Ray has over thirty years experience counselling in the areas of social work, mental... Read more

Sara Place

M.A., RCC
It is my honour to deeply listen and support your personal journey through whatever life circumstance brings you to counselling.  We can work through difficult life circumstances, relationship challenges (including... Read more

Stephanie Albanese

M.A., RCC
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MaternalCare Counselling is a safe and loving space for you to take care of yourself so you can regain confidence and be the mama you were meant to be. You deserve to be supported so you can find balance again. Despite... Read more

Rachel London

M.Ed., RCC
You may be looking for a therapist for several reasons.  Perhaps you are feeling: lonely, disconnected, and longing for a better relationships with your partner betrayed and hopeless after infidelity in... Read more

Karianne Axford

Ph.D., R.Psych
Dr. Karianne Axford and Associates is currently offering online/virtual/video counselling during COVID-19. Dr. Axford has over two decades of experience providing counselling and... Read more

Jin Broughton

M.C., RCC
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Jin Broughton is a Registered Clinical Counselor (RCC) with the BC Association of Clinical Counselors (BCACC) who provides services for clients in Langley and Surrey. Jin has been providing clinical counselling since... Read more

Graham Butler

M.C., RCC
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I work with people who are facing difficult challenges. They feel stuck. They want to change the way they feel but don’t know how. No matter the nature of these problems, they prevent these people from living the... Read more

Gloria Lee

Psy.D., R.Psych
Thank you for visiting my website. It takes a lot of courage to seek help and ask for what we need. There are lots of counselling options out there and it's hard to know where to start. I believe you are at the... Read more

Linda Duarte

M.A., RCC
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Linda is accepting new clients for evening sessions. She offers phone and video counselling, and encourages clients to start with a free initial consultation! Visit https://gravitatecounselling.janeapp.com/#/... Read more

Tanya Elez

Ph.D., R.Psych
Dr. Tanya Elez is a Registered Psychologist and a Registered Marriage and Family Therapist who sees clients at her office in New Westminster downtown. She offers counselling services to diverse couples,... Read more

Rebecca Rauscher

M.Ed., RCC
Are you feeling scared because of a new diagnosis or health concern (e.g. cancer, anxiety, depression)?  Is an illness taking over your life?  Are you feeling alone? Hopeless?  Are you having trouble... Read more

Olga Shchedrinskaya

M.Couns., RCC
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Having worked as a counsellor in a non-profit organization, private practice, and a mental health clinic, I bring more than 10 years of experience to my work with with individuals, couples, and families. My primary... Read more

Jolene Bloomfield

M.C., RCC
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I have always felt called to become a counsellor. I’m naturally inclined to see the light and goodness inside people. Helping people to reconnect to that goodness, to their own ‘Self’ is part of the... Read more

Elizabeth Medina

MCP, RCC
Hello! My name is Elizabeth Medina, I am a Registered Clinical Counsellor with the BCACC, and I hold a master’s degree in Counselling Psychology. I am currently working at Skylark Counselling Clinic in Downtown... Read more

Emma Wilson

M.S.W., RCC
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It is in the darkest times that we can discover incredible strength within ourselves. I hold a passion for helping clients navigate challenges in their life, while supporting a sense of safety in the therapy environment... Read more

Kelly Kavanagh

M.A., R.Psych
My name is Kelly Kavanagh (MA, MEd, R.Psych) co-owner of Richmond Couples and Child Counselling (RCCC), located directly across from the Richmond Hospital. I am a psychologist working exclusively with children,... Read more

Megan Hughes

M.A., Registered Psychology Assistant
*Now offering video and phone sessions.* Megan Hughes has been counselling in private, educational and institutional settings for 23 years. She has worked successfully with a variety of populations, including... Read more

Bonnie Hall

M.Couns., RCC
Bonnie Hall has a Master’s of Counselling degree, and is a Registered Clinical Counsellor with a private practice in Richmond, BC. Bonnie offers counselling services for people who are feeling frustrated in... Read more

Donna Vidas

M.A., RCC
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Please note: I am unable to accept new clients at this time Some issues I regularly work with in therapy include: Overcoming recent or life-long patterns that may be interfering with your enjoyment of life... Read more

Kathleen Beaton

M.Couns., RCC
Sometimes dealing with life’s difficulties can leave you feeling overwhelmed, stuck, alone, or unable to cope. You may notice patterns in your life that continuously leave you stranded in the same stuck places,... Read more

Jenny Hsu

M.C., RCC
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High relationship satisfaction and a secure bond with an intimate partner can dramatically benefit our physical and emotional health, especially in stressful times.  Unfortunately, on average, it takes about six... Read more

Christy Arsenault

M.A., RCC
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Christy Arsenault (Waisman) is a seasoned therapist with extensive experience working with complex issues and diverse populations.  Christy graduated with a Master’s Degree in Counselling Psychology from the... Read more

Catherine Giffin

MCP, CCC
Catherine Giffin (she/her) provides Individual Counselling, Couples Counselling, and Sex Therapy. She is an Adlerian Psychotherapist and a Canadian Certified Counsellor, with specialized training in the areas of; ... Read more

Ayesha Azfar

MCP, RCC
Hello, I am Ayesha Azfar, a Registered Clinical Counsellor (RCC) and I have my Master of Counselling Psychology from Adler University. My practice is located in Coquitlam BC and I provide Individual, Couples and... Read more

Emma Smith

M.A., RCC
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My name is Emma Smith and I am a Registered Clinical Counsellor (#12739) providing individual counselling in Vancouver for youth and adults.  I have a Masters of Counselling Psychology degree from Athabasca... Read more