April Griffin, MSW

Registered Social Worker (RSW) #10813

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About April

My passion has been to work alongside people whose lives have been hit hard by emotional pain, loss, trauma, or substance use and map a path forward.  Step-by-step I work towards building up positive coping skills, processing the past, noticing significant patterns, and building a life that fits who you want to become.

My approach is warm and collaborative.  At times I can be directive, in creating structure in therapy and at others times I work creatively to explore and unearth the past.  Most importantly together I want to vision a future and figure out what barriers stand in your way.

I have a Masters of Social work from UBC where I received specialized training in psychotherapy. I have worked in Fraser Health in Mental Health, and residential substance use treatment centres including Heartwood Centre for Women. I currently work as a counsellor in a clinic for pregnant women and mothers who have experienced substance use and trauma.

I use an eclectic style including: cognitive behavioral therapy, dialectical behavioral therapy, emotion-focused therapy, interpersonal approaches, relapse prevention, and motivation interviewing. 

Reach out today to connect and find out more!

  • Practice Information
    Experienced helping people with:
    • ADHD
    • Abuse
    • Addictions
    • Anger Issues
    • Anxiety
    • Bipolar Disorder
    • Borderline Personality Disorder
    • Mood Disorders
    • Personality Disorders
    • Post Partum Depression
    • Post Traumatic Stress Disorder
    • Pregnancy Related Issues
    • Self Esteem Issues
    • Stress Management
    • Trauma Issues
    I use the following approaches:
    • Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)
    • Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT)
    • Emotion Focused Therapy (EFT)
    • Interpersonal Psychotherapy
    • Mindfulness
    • Motivational Interviewing (MI)
    • Online Counselling
    • Spiritual Counselling
    • Trauma Informed Counsellling
    • Visualization
  • Location Information
    Online Counselling
    Online counselling is available
    Therapy Platforms
    • Other online platform
    Practice Locations
    Emotion Wise Counselling
    309 - 525 Seymour St., Vancouver, BC V6B 3H6
    • Bus Service
    • Free Parking
    • Pay Parking
    • Rapid Transit

    Services offered in English only.

  • Availability & Rates
    Wednesday9:30am - 5:30pm
    Thursday9:30am - 6:00pm
    Friday9:30am - 3:30pm
    Client Rates
    Individual Therapy$130 / 50min
    Online Therapy$130 / 50min
    Telephone Therapy$130 / 50min
    Sliding ScaleYes
    Free Initial ConsultationYes
    Discounted Initial ConsultationYes

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

    Payment Options
    • Cash
    • Cheque
    • e-Transfer