Areas of practice
- Addictions - Including Substances
- Adolescent Issues
- Anxiety and/or Panic
- Eating Disorders
- Gender Identity Issues
- Grief and Loss - General
- LGBTQ Issues
- Marriage and/or Relationship Issues
- Personal Growth
- Self Harming Practices
- Adolescent Therapy
- Brief Therapy
- Family Therapy
- Group Therapy
- Marriage & Couples Counselling
- Narrative Therapy
- Skype/Video Counselling
- Solution Focused Therapy
Counselling practice website:www.dennisdiontherapy.com
Often in the beginning, people share being tired of struggling with one or more of the following:
- addiction (substances, gambling, pornography)
- disordered eating or self-harm
- "undeserving" or "unworthy" thoughts
- conflict or communication struggles with their partner
- the negative consequences of racism, sexism, homophobia, transphobia
- anger/ resentment/ blame
- scared for their young person or family member who is struggling with substances
I invite you to contact me if these struggles also fit with what you are going through. These feelings indicate not only what you do not want in your life but also point to what you do want. We can explore what is not working for you and the problems that are holding you back together. Although people often say initially that it can be hard to imagine the change, I know in my bones that change is possible as I have helped many people regain their lives back from problems and have more meaningful and rewarding lives.
I also offer family and couples counselling to heterosexual, queer, trans, poly-amourous and monogamous couples.
If this feels like a good fit for you, I invite you to contact me so we can start working together to help you make change.
A little about Dennis:
Dennis Dion is a Registered Clinical Counsellor and sees clients in his Vancouver and West Vancouver offices. He has a private practice and has seen a wide variety of people looking to find relief from the problems that have been holding them back. Some of the problems include: addiction, depression, anxiety, fear, shame, guilt, grief, worthlessness, relationship conflict, and the negative consequences of homophobia, transphobia, racism, sexism, and ideas of what is considered "normal" or "healthy".
Dennis has also worked for Vancouver Coastal Health as a Youth Concurrent Disorders Counsellor. Part of his role was to support youth who were trying to get their lives back from substance misuse and were struggling with mental health concerns such as depression or anxiety. Similarly, Dennis worked with families or people who are affected by someone's substance misuse as substance misuse impacts the lives of the people around them. In addition, Dennis also worked with THIP (Transgender Health and Information Program) offering support for caregivers of trans youth.
Dennis started out his career working as a Family Therapist at Peak House which is a residential treatment program for youth working towards getting their life back from drugs and alcohol. He worked with young people and their families from diverse cultural backgrounds to help them get reconnected to each other after the bomb of addiction has gone off in their families.
Dennis currently is part of the BC Responsible and Problem Gambling Program. It offers individual, group, couples, and family counselling to those who struggle with gambling and anyone in their lives that is impacted by it. This is a free government funded service.