Andrea McLaren, MC BA

Registered Clinical Counsellor (RCC) #15896

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About Andrea

I believe it is possible to improve one’s quality of life. Whether you wish to delve into:

  • discovering personal identity,
  • working through relationship challenges,
  • finding self- acceptance,  
  • strengthening places of belonging,
  • harnessing the power of anxiety,
  • coping and growing through grief and loss,
  • healing from trauma,
  • overcoming addiction, and/or
  • balancing tech use.

Our work together will be collaborative, centred on what you want to work on and respectful.

I bring a wealth of compassion to my work while applying my theoretical knowledge in diverse ways. I am particularly interested in looking at the roots of what causes us emotional and/or physical pain from a perspective that includes our whole self: mind, body and soul.

I have a strong ethical stance with respect for the uniqueness of others. I understand the importance of offering safe accepting space for clients with diverse intersectional contexts and situatedness. I am very honoured to work with my clients and value the trust they put in me. I hold a strong social justice value and strive to be an ally for marginalized people through listening and using my voice to assist with systemic change. 

I am committed to ongoing research,  learning and applying new skills such as training in parenting skills , managing anxiety, working with somatization, dream work and understanding the impacts of spirituality. I am passionate about the use of technology in ways that enhance our well being. I speak on this regularly. I also work with clients to help them reach their goals for a healthy balance of technology use in their lives. I am an avid reader and enjoy the arts as a reflection of our human experience.

  • Practice Information
    Experienced helping people with:
    • Addictions
    • Adolescence Issues
    • Anxiety
    • Depression
    • Family Issues
    • General Emotional Health
    • Grief and Loss
    • LGBTQ Issues
    • Life Balance
    • Life Transitions
    • Marriage
    • Personal Growth
    • Relationship Issues
    • Self Esteem Issues
    • Stress Management
    I use the following approaches:
    • Attachment-Based Psychotherapy
    • Client-Centered Psychotherapy
    • Depth Psychology
    • Dreamwork
    • Mindfulness
    • Nonviolent Communication
    • Person-Centered Therapy
    • Psychoanalytic Therapy
    • Reality Therapy
    • Trauma Informed Counsellling
    For members of the Queer community:
    • I Welcome Queer Identity Clients
  • Location Information
    Practice Locations
    Tonume Integrated Health
    2555 Commercial Drive Vancouver, BC V5N 4C1
    • Bus Service
    • Pay Parking
    • Rapid Transit
    • Wheelchair Accessible

    Services offered in English only.

  • Availability & Rates
    Monday8:00am - 2:00pm
    6:30pm - 8:00pm
    Tuesday8:00am - 2:00pm
    Wednesday8:00am - 2:00pm
    6:00pm - 8:00pm
    Thursday8:00am - 2:00pm
    Friday8:00am - 2:00pm
    Saturday8:00am - 10:30am
    Client Rates
    Couples TherapyContact for rate
    Individual TherapyContact for rate
    Online TherapyContact for rate
    Sliding ScaleYes
    Student RateYes
    Low Income Rate AvailableYes

    Note: If seeking reimbursement from an insurance provider, please check coverage amounts and details with them.

    Payment Options
    • Cash
    • Cheque
    • Visa
    • Mastercard
    • Debit
    • e-Transfer