By the age of 40 years, 50% of people will have had or have a mental health issue.
Helping Adults and Couples Move Towards Mental Wellness Through Compassionate Care and Evidence-Based Therapy
Counselling for Adults
At Nova Mental Health, our psychologists, counsellors, and social workers provide therapy to help adults manage the mental health issues interfering with the quality of their lives.
We know that many people are struggling with mental health issues, compounded by life stressors, and we don't want you to have to struggle alone. Many mental health issues are treatable or we can provide you with tools and strategies to help you better manage the mental health issues that are leading you to struggle. We use research-based approaches, including Cognitive-Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Exposure and Response Prevention (ERP), Dialectical Behavioural Therapy (DBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Comprehensive Behavioural Intervention for Tics (CBIT), and Mindfulness Based Approaches.
Psychologists, Counsellors, and Social Workers
Dr. Gabriela Ionita (Registered Psychologist)
Dr. Mahsa Rad (Registered Clinical Counsellor)
Kara Mulligan (Registered Clinical Counsellor)
Alex Gheorghe (Registered Social Worker)
Gabrielle Ciquier (Doctoral Practicum Placement)
When working with couples, our counsellors and social workers prioritize creating a safe space for each person to be able to communicate vulnerably and openly, while managing conflicts and moving forward to where they want to be in a relationship. Couples Therapy is based on the Gottman Couples Therapy, developed by extensive research examining what leads relationships to succeed. Gottman highlights developing a friendship as a key ingredient for a healthy relationship and offers strategies for how to strengthen the bond between partners, to manage conflict that maintains the relationship, and to repair the bond when it has been damaged.
Couples Counsellor and Social Worker
Many of the adult therapists at Nova Mental Health are only offering virtual sessions (through a secure online platform). Please indicate in the contact form if you are open to virtual sessions.
In-person sessions are being offered in North Vancouver at the Lonsdale Quay by some of our psychologists and counsellors.