"Just when the caterpillar thought the world was over it became a butterfly."
Chuang Tzu

How Counseling Can Help

Some of the potential ways counseling can benefit you are:
  • Provide a safe place to express thoughts and feelings
  • Become aware of underlying thoughts and feelings
  • Acquire stress management skills
  • Better manage anxiety and/or depression
  • Address traumatic experiences
  • Develop your inner strength
  • Improve your confidence and feelings of self worth
  • Become closer to your authentic self
  • Improve your communication skills
  • Set healthy boundaries
  • Improve your relationships
  • Consider different perspectives

Counseling can provide a safe place where you can express your thoughts and feelings without the fear of being judged.

During this process you will have the opportunity to consider different perspectives that you may not have considered before, which can impact your life in a positive way. You can become more aware of your inner strengths, which will increase your confidence and self esteem, and take you closer to who you really are.

You can learn stress management techniques so that you can better manage the challenges of your life. It is also a chance to aquire strategies for managing anxiety and depression. Communication techniques to improve your relationships can be learned, as well as the ability to set boundaries to ensure personal safety.

The counseling process will help you to increase your awareness of inner experiences that you may have pushed down as they were too uncomfortable or painful. As these experiences emerge, you can start to process them in a safe way so that you can begin to improve your situation and bring about the transformation you desire.

I am now available for in person counseling and am accepting new and returning clients.
I am also doing online and telephone sessions.

My office is situated in the heart of Steveston village at 230 3651 Moncton Street,  Richmond  BC V7E 3A5.

  • Bertha Cohen, MSW RSW
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