Life Transitions Counsellors

Life Transitions

Life transitions can be rewarding, but that doesn't mean they are necessarily easy. Change usually comes with mixed emotions, challenges and stress. It's natural to feel anxious, confused, unsettled and fatigued, no matter how you have looked forward to a change. While promotions at work can be positive and exciting, there are also negative transitions that could make you feel hopeless and negative, anxious and unable to see the solutions to the inevitable problems you face.


Some of the common transitions that people face include moving house, divorce, remarriage, empty nest syndrome, concerns about aging, adjusting to a new job, illness, or death of a loved one.

During periods of transitions, it's common for emotions from some of your past experiences to be triggered, which can make the current situation feel so much worse. That's when confusion takes over, leaving you feeling out of control and confused.

Transition counselling can help you deal with your life changes and the emotions that you are feeling in a safe and effective manner. You will be able to find the root causes of your reactions and you will be able to face the changes head on. You may even be able to push past your self-imposed limits to broaden your horizons and find a strong, new you.

You will gain clarity and understanding, as well as self-confidence to help you feel more grounded and you will develop a sense of purpose in your life. Transition therapy  has helped hundreds of thousands of people to come to terms with difficult issues in life and you can too.

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

Note: You may narrow your search by selecting more than one filter below.

Grant McMahon

M.C., RCC
I am a Registered Clinical Counsellor (RCC # 11135) and psychotherapist working in Vancouver.  I can help you if you are struggling with low mood, depression, anxiety/panic, or problems in your marriage or intimate... Read more

Jonathan Fong

M.Ed., RCC
    • Online booking
On the surface you put on a brave face, but you’re exhausted and can’t ignore the pressure of your built-up emotions.  You’re tired of falling back into your old patterns of behaviour and you... Read more

Barb Baker

M.C., RCC
    • Online booking
Hello! My name is Barb.  I have ADHD and I have two neurodiverse kids, one with ADHD and one with autism. I love working with neurodiverse folks! Whether you are medically diagnosed or self-diagnosed, I accept... Read more

Sally Shamai

M.Ed., RCC
COVID-19 - Please note that  I am currently offering  both remote and in person sessions . I am interested in the processes of change and acceptance; individual, relational and social.  My desire is to... Read more

Jessica Condon

M.A., RCC
    • Online booking
My clients often come to me feeling like the weight of the world is on their shoulders and that every decision they make creates a ripple that negatively touches on those around them. Their thoughts are overwhelmingly... Read more

Jan Fleming

M.A., RCC
I help people become more calm and clear. I use a strengths-based approach and tools for self regulation that support steadiness in life’s ups and downs. I know that when we’re solid and well-resourced, we... Read more

Roma Palmer

M.A., RCC
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    • Online booking
Choosing a counsellor is a very personal decision.  Below please find some information to help you make the choice that is right for you. What is my philosophy of counselling and how can I help you? I believe... Read more

Laura Worrall

MC, RCC
Laura Worrall, MC:AT, RCC-ACS, RCAT, BCATR Laura has a Master’s in Counselling: Art Therapy degree (MC:AT), and has been in private practice for over 25 years. She is a Registered Clinical Counsellor-Approved... Read more

Glenda Wallace

M.A., RCC
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Do you want to change the patterns in your important relationships?  Do you seek more balance in your life?  Do you need a safe place to be heard?  Through our conversations, you will broaden your... Read more

Ishtar Beck

M.A., RCC
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I believe that healing is possible. In the therapeutic space, I aim to provide a supportive space for you to grow as an individual and in your relationships. You will be attentively listened to. You will find... Read more

Jan Paris

M.A., RCC
I am a qualified Integrative Counsellor and Psychotherapist with over 25 years of experience working in private practice and the voluntary sector.  I work with individuals, couples, groups and families. I... Read more

Jeff Ross

M.A., RCC
 Feel good about the possibilities that life has to offer. Are you seeing life clearly? Do you tell your family and friends “I’m fine” even though you know you are not? Do you feel... Read more

Aleesa Sutton

M.A., RCC
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    • Online booking
Hi, I’m Aleesa. I provide counselling for individuals and couples who want to understand themselves better and improve their relationships. If you’re unhappy with your life; unsure about where you’re... Read more
    • Online booking
I work teenagers and adults seeking therapy for anxiety, burnout, life transitions and other mental health concerns. In sessions I use ACT (Acceptance and Commitment Therapy), CBT (Cognitive Behavioral... Read more

Reema Qamar

M.A., RCC
    • Online booking
My name is Reema, and I am a Registered Clinical Counsellor with a Master of Arts in Counselling Psychology from Yorkville University. I work with individuals who are suffering from trauma as well as couples and... Read more

Lisa Bylsma

M.Ed., RCC
Currently accepting new clients. Available for in-person sessions in Nanaimo or virtual sessions anywhere in BC. After over 12 years working as a counsellor within government and non-profit organizations, I have... Read more

Amy Rappaport

M.S.W., RCC
Welcome! I work with people experiencing a variety of life transitions and life struggles.  A stressful life event, life change, or a recent loss can make it feel like your bottom has fallen out from under... Read more

Michelle Meier

M.Ed., RCC
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    • Online booking
Welcome! I'm Michelle Meier, a Registered Clinical Counsellor based in Langley, British Columbia. With a passion for supporting teens and adults through various life challenges, I specialize in providing a healing... Read more

Patricia Ruiz

M.C., RCC
    • Online booking
Patricia Ruiz, M.A., M.C., R.C.C. offers online counselling services to adult residents of British Columbia.  I work with adult individuals and couples experiencing challenges in their work, or personal lives.... Read more

Kristen Bailey

M.A., RCC
    • Online booking
People come to therapy for a variety if reasons, but ultimately there is something you are experiencing in your life that is causing you pain and suffering that you want to address. We all experience pain that stems... Read more

Rawda Tomoum

M.Sc., RCC
    • Online booking
My areas of focus: Couples stuck in fighting, withdrawal, and disconnection, who feel alone, unheard, and misunderstood in their relationship no matter what they do to make it work. Individuals struggling ... Read more

Ben Bjorgaard

Ph.D. (cand), RCC
By addressing troubling thoughts and feelings, self-sabotaging behaviors, and traumas, life can be made more manageable, productive, and fulfilling. Feelings such as grief, shame, anxiety, sadness, and anger often... Read more

Andria Wrench

M.A., RCC
As a counsellor in the Vancouver and New Westminster areas since 1993, my practice has included working with individuals and groups (in person and online) who are managing a wide variety of challenges that have... Read more

James Howard

M.C., RCC
    • Online booking
Men’s mental health is in crisis – a silent crisis. The impact of this on men and those around them cannot be ignored. The world needs men to be able to carry the great weight and pressure of their many... Read more

Laurel Tien

Ph.D., RCC
    • Online booking
Laurel Tien, PhD, RCC (she/hers/Dr) I am impassioned about working with people who are awakening to their own potential and find having someone walk this journey with them to be helpful. I believe that holding space... Read more

Whitney Humphry

MCP, RCC
    • Online booking
I work with people of all backgrounds seeking a gentler path in life. Perhaps you struggle with feelings of disconnection, sorrow, or self-doubt. Perhaps you are no longer sure of who you really are, or are feeling... Read more

Ruth Skutezky

M.A., RCC
    • Online booking
Is anxiety getting in the way of living your best life? Are you feeling disconnected from your partner, arguing more, or even having doubts about your future together? Are you a new parent, struggling to adjust to this... Read more

MaryClare Bovard

M.Couns., RCC
Mary Clare Bovard, BScOT, Master of Counselling, RCC, is a Registered Clinical Counsellor with a private practice in North Vancouver.  She welcomes individuals who are facing concerns that are impacting their daily... Read more

Svetlana Vasilyeva

M.C., RCC
I am a Registered Clinical Counsellor with a Master of Counselling Degree from City University of Seattle. My previous education and experience was in medicine (M.D. from Kuban State Medical University in Russia with a... Read more

Rachel Moxham

M.A., RCC
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My relational and feminist approach to counselling emphasizes the mutual formation of people through their relationships. With it, I support you in finding your own self in the tangle of relations with friends, family,... Read more