Miss Shivani Agarwal, MCPAT

Canadian Certified Counsellor (CCC) #10005957, Registered Clinical Counsellor (RCC) #17163

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About Shivani

As a Narrative Therapist, I abide by “the problem is the problem, the person is not the problem” (Michael White and David Epston). I believe that with every question I ask you, I am creating a possible version of your story – the one you are the expert on. I am sensitive of intersectionality and its delicate but empowering mix when counselling you as a part of your unique culture.

I also often blend the Narrative Therapy approach with Art Therapy. I have found even the people with the most awkward hide-and-seek relationships with their mental health make consistent progress, despite the resistance, in this way. The best part is - you don’t have to be an artist. Curious? Ask me by getting in touch.

A few areas of expertise:

Anxiety - Social & Social Media Anxiety, Acculturation Stress (adjusting in a new culture), Overcoming "Creative Block" & burnout.

Trauma - Grief & Loss, Abuse and/or assault. Identity Exploration - Developing understanding and acceptance of self, expression, gender, body image, personality, values, sexual orientation.

Relationships and sexual concerns.

Accepting that you or your relationships need help is not always easy. Asking for help doesn’t mean you (or your relationships) are weak, it means that you want to remain strong. As tough as it might be, it reflects your wisdom of your own resiliency and when you need to nurture it. I urge you to connect with me so we can take one step at a time- together.

  • Practice Information
    Experienced helping people with:
    • Anxiety
    • Career and Job Issues
    • Cultural Issues
    • Depression
    • Eating Disorders
    • Grief and Loss
    • LGBTQ Issues
    • Perfectionism
    • Relationship Issues
    • Sexuality Issues
    • Status and Social Issues
    • Stress Management
    • Suicidality
    • Teenage and Young Adult Issues
    • Trauma Issues
    I use the following approaches:
    • Art Therapy
    • Client-Centered Psychotherapy
    • Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)
    • Couples Counselling
    • Narrative Therapy
    • Online Counselling
    • Relationship Counseling
    • Sandplay Therapy
    • Sexual Identity Therapy
    • Trauma Informed Counsellling
  • Location Information
    Practice Locations
    Shivani Agarwal Clinical Counselling & Art Therapy
    Yaletown Vancouver, BC V6B 6L5
    • Bus Service
    • Pay Parking
    • Wheelchair Accessible

    Services offered in Punjabi, Hindi, English.

  • Availability & Rates
    Monday9:00am - 9:30pm
    Tuesday9:00am - 9:30pm
    Wednesday9:00am - 9:30pm
    Thursday9:00am - 9:30pm
    Friday9:00am - 9:30pm
    Saturday9:00am - 5:30pm
    Client Rates
    Couples Therapy$150 / 60min
    Individual Therapy$120 / 60min
    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
    • Amex
    • Debit
    • e-Transfer