Areas of practice
- Cross Cultural Issues
- Intimacy Issues
- LGBTQ Issues
- Men's Issues
- Personal Growth
- Adlerian Therapy
- Communication Skills Training
- Gottman Method Couples Therapy
- Marriage & Couples Counselling
- ONLINE / VIRTUAL / TELEHEALTH COUNSELLING
- Sex Therapy
- Solution Focused Therapy
- Video Counselling
Other languages spoken
Counselling practice website:https://ingoodcompanycounselling.ca/
Hello, I am Gabriel Ray-Contreras (he/him). I have my Master of Counselling Psychology from Adler University, a Registered Clinical Counsellor (RCC), a Canadian Certified Counsellor (CCC) and Adlerian psychotherapist who provides individual counselling, couples / relationship counselling, and sex therapy in Vancouver, BC. I provide counselling services in both English and Spanish and have extensive additional training and experience in working with:
- Men’s Issues
- Sex Therapy: Individual & Relationship
- LGBTQ+: Individual Counselling & Family Support
My approach to counselling includes the belief that people have the ability to become the best version of themselves.
I began my career as a medical doctor in the Dominican Republic and after becoming more aware of the personal and social barriers that my community faced, I found myself in more advocacy roles as a medical doctor. This impacted my direction in life in a way that I soon found to be more in line with my personal purpose.
My biggest passion is in working with individuals and families struggling with their queer and cultural identities, often focusing on (among other areas):
- Depression & Anxiety
- Communication & Boundaries
- Personal Growth
- Non-monogamous and monogamous relationships
From an Adlerian psychology and social justice positive stance, I come to the session from an authentic, congruent, compassionate place for my clients. My goal is to provide an affirming space to clients with multiple backgrounds and identities and be alongside their journey of self-discovery, authenticity, and place of belonging. Addressing the question: Who am I?
I believe in bringing a truly unconditional positive regard to clients, with the aim to empower, strengthen, and help shine insight to a client’s personal resilience, which I believe is necessary for clients to find within themselves in order to live a life of full authenticity.
I believe that everyone’s unique personality and experiences give the world depth and colour with the goal of discovering your living truth and what it is you want in life.
Client fee individuals:$160 plus GST
Client fee couples/families:$180 plus GST