Vanessa Coady, RCC

Registered Clinical Counsellor


About Vanessa

My name is Vanessa Coady, and I’m excited to potentially participate in your path towards change. Health and well-being has been a central tenet of my life for over a decade now, initially as a Registered Massage Therapist, and now as Registered Clinical Counsellor. My history as a health care professional has informed my counselling in that I believe any challenge we encounter will see impacts in our emotions, our thoughts, and our physical body. By tuning into all three, we can turn signs of distress into sources of insight, and as resources for self-soothing and emotional management.

Your journey is unique, and our work together will be collaboratively tailored to meet your needs and values. Relationship is at the centre of my treatment approach, but I commonly introduce mindfulness, skill-building, body focused and roleplay techniques as possible tools. EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing) is my preferred approach for assisting clients in facing and moving through traumas big and small.

If you’re here, it’s probably because you’ve identified something in your life you aren’t satisfied with and you’re ready to try something new. That urge to do something different will be the key to your success, if you only nurture it. I’d love to help you do that. I enjoy working with individuals from all ages, cultures, genders and sexuality, particularly with members of the LGBTQIA2S+ community, and people struggling with chronic pain. Areas of concern I have a particular interest in are anxiety, trauma, self-esteem, identity, organizational coaching, meaning generation, and managing chronic pain.

My own healing journey has been one of learning self-love, self-acceptance, and building self-confidence. I live in Vancouver with my fiancée and our two cats, and I spent my free time playing board games, watching bad reality television, and crafting.

When things are going wrong, change can sometimes feel impossible. However, by looking for help, you have initiated a process that can transform your life. It’s possible to feel, think, and react differently, and you don’t have to struggle towards change alone. Contact me for a free consultation, and discover if I am the right therapist for you.

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Vanessa's Schedule

Vanessa is currently available on Thursdays and Fridays for Counselling