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When you don't feel like you're enough,

We Help You Feel Whole.

Culturally sensitive psychotherapy in Burnaby, Vancouver & Surrey Areas. Specializing in therapy for BIPOC, LGBTQIA+2S, adults, teens, young adults & couples.

In-person & Virtual Sessions

No Waitlist

Evening & Weekend Appointments

No matter what challenge you’re facing,
it helps when someone’s in your corner.

We Are Here For You.

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Areas of Focus

  • Trauma & PTSD
  • Stress & Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Immigrant Family Struggles
  • Major Life Changes
  • Procrastination
  • Perfectionism
  • Self-Esteem
  • ADHD
  • Relationship Challenges
  • Anger
  • Grief & Loss
  • Other Disorders

Searchlight Counselling 

Our Therapy Services

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Adult Therapy

Life can be difficult. We listen to help you feel supported in situations where there is no physical solution and equip you with tools to help you handle difficult situations.

Child & Family Therapy

Families are complex. We children and families work through conflict, express emotions, and grow stronger together. 

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Teen Therapy

Being a teenager can feel lonely. We provide a safe space for your teen and help them deal with the pressures and expectations they face.
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Young Adults

The transition into adulthood is a complex time. We help you navigate your career, family, identity, and life’s stresses with confidence.
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Relationships take work. We can help you understand each other’s needs so you can develop a connection built on love, trust and mutual respect.
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EMDR For Trauma

Trauma disrupts your brain’s ability to connect with safety. With EMDR, you can activate your brain’s natural healing process to get the relief you need.

Specializing in therapy for BIPOC & 2SLGBTQIA+


Specializing in therapy for BIPOC & 2SLGBTQIA+

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Are you struggling to move forward after a traumatic life event?

EMDR therapy can help you heal from traumatic events and the distressing memories that come with them so you can get on with living.

Our Therapeutic Approach

How Our Therapy Works

We Get To Know You

We take the time to understand your history, your situation and your challenges then we help you get clear on your goals.

We Put Together A Plan

We work with you to find the right tools and therapy options to develop a plan that will help you move forward.

We Help You Take Action

We guide you towards your goals and listen to hear what’s working in your life so you can reach your goals.

When you have clarity on what you want and know how to ask for it, your life will start to change.

Dee Gill, Founder & Clinical Director of Searchlight Counselling in Burnaby

Dee Gill

Founder & Clinical Director

Culturally Sensitive Therapy

Why Searchlight Counselling?

Over time, pressure from society, peers and families can start to cloud your view of who you really are.

You may find you spend so much time chasing the things you believe will lead to success, only to be left feeling empty, exhausted and lost.

When you work with us, we make it our primary mission to offer caring, culturally inclusive, non-judgmental and gender affirming therapy to help you bridge the gap from where you are to where you want to be.

We can help you find your way

Frequently Asked Questions

The frequency of therapy depends on your needs and goals. Together we will develop a plan that typically starts with weekly sessions that will be adjusted later based on your progress.

The length of treatment depends on your situation and goals. It usually takes 4 to 6 weeks to feel a sense of progress. Long-term change might take several months. In some cases, individuals stay in therapy to continue their self-growth.

MSP does not cover psychotherapy fees but may be entirely or partially covered by your extended medical benefits, which recognize Registered Clinical Counsellors (RCC or Canadian Certified Counsellors (CCC) or possibly deductible as a medical expense on income taxes. Please check your extended benefits plan for details of applicable coverage.

Your feelings of trust and comfort when working with a therapist should be your top priority. Book a consultation call to speak with a therapist to see if we are a good fit.

Yes, we do. However, if your partner is not agreeable to couples counselling, individual counselling can help you feel like you are coping in the best possible way with the challenges in your relationship.

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How You Get Started

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Looking For An Appointment?

Book an appointment using the link below.

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Do You Have Questions?

Book a free 15-minute consultation.

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