B.C. Association of Clinical Counsellors
Information on EMDR
EMDR Association (Canada)
EMDR Institute (US)
EMDR International Association
Information on EFT
For young adults
Mind Your Mind (MYM) is a non-profit award winning web site funded in part by the Government of Canada. MYM is dedicated to providing the necessary info, resources and skills to inspire youth to reach out, get help for themselves or give help to their friends who may be coping with stress, mental health issues, self-harming behaviours or suicide. MYM is committed to reducing the stigma often associated with reaching out for help.
Face The Issue works to raise awareness of common emotional and physical health issues faced by young adults and to build a supportive community without judgement.
For parents of young children
The Circle of Security is an relationship based early intervention program designed to enhance attachment security between parents and children.
For older adults
Seniors Well Aware Program (SWAP) is a non-profit society funded by the Vancouver Coastal Health and the Fraser Health Authority. Their mission is to promote the physical, mental, social, environmental and spiritual well-being of the senior population who are facing unique challenges that include social isolation, substance misuse and abuse and elder abuse.
There is a wide range of services available to individuals with addictions. In particular there are specialized services for youth and seniors.
24-hr Alcohol and Drug Information and Referral Line:
A Home Away Retreat in Kelowna:
250-769-2080 or 1-866-337-3324 - www.ahomeaway.org
Edgewood Chemical Dependency Treatment Centre in Nanaimo
250-751-0111 or 1-800-683-0111 - www.edgewood.ca
Orchard Recovery Center Ltd in Bowen Island:
604-947-0420 or 1-866-233-2299 - www.orchardrecovery.com
Venture Academy in Kelowna for youth:
250-712-0409 or 1-866-762-2211 - www.ventureacademy.ca
For problem gambling, call 1 (877) 795-6111.
bcresponsiblegambling.ca is a website that provides helpful information on responsible gambling and resources.
General mental health resources
Vancouver Coastal Health - Services Search Page
Canadian Mental Health Association
Physical and mental health resources at MedScape.com
Medbroadcast provides health news articles.
Internet Mental Health: www.mentalhealth.com
British Columbia Directory of Therapists - BCTherapists.net
National Association of Anorexia Nervosa and Associated Disorders
www.Eating-Disorder.com is an information resource on eating disorders.
Collaborative Divorce is a process bringing together Family Lawyers, Mental Health Professionals, and Financial Advisors to help couples reach divorce settlements without going to court.
Up To Parents is a free, confidential, and interactive website for divorcing and divorced parents.
Access Justice: dedicated to justice for those who cannot afford it.
Recommended Self Help Books
Hold Me Tight. Sue Johnson
Getting Past the Affair. Douglas Synder, Donald Baucom & Kristina Coop Gordon.
Everyday Blessings-the Inner Work of Mindful Parenting. John and Myla Kabat Zinn.
Turning the Mind into an Ally. Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche.
The Mindful Brain. Dr. Daniel J. Siegel.
Full catastrophe living: Using the wisdom of your body and mind to face stress, pain and illness. J. Kabat-Zinn.
Authentic Happiness. Martin Seligman, Ph.D.
Relaxation & Stress Reduction Workbook 5th ED. Martha Davis, Elizabeth Robbins Eshelman, and Matthew McKay.
When Perfect Isn't Good Enough: Strategies for Coping With Perfectionism. Martin M. Antony, Richard P. Swinson.
The Portable Problem Solver: Coping With Life Stressors. Susanna McMahon.
The Feeling Good Handbook by David D. Burns, M.D.
Coping With Uncertainty: 10 Simple Solutions. Bruce Eimer, Moshe S. Torem.
The Shyness & Social Anxiety Workbook: Proven Techniques for Overcoming Your Fears. Martin M. Antony, Richard P. Swinson, Martin M. Anthony.
Managing Social Anxiety: A Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy Approach. Debra A. Hope, Richard G. Heimberg, Harlan R. Juster, Cynthia L. Turk.
Stop Obsessing! Edna, B. Foa & Reid Wilson.
Mastery of your Anxiety and Panic. Michelle G. Craske & David H. Barlow.
Simon Jacobs, Psychotherapy & Counselling in London England:
Caron Smith Counselling - Victoria, BC