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Therapy for Couples, Families, and Individuals

 

Couples Therapy

I help in situations where there have been affairs, when one or both partners has PTSD, and in partnerships where addiction is an issue.  I help couples strengthen their friendship, develop a positive perspective of their relationship, manage conflict, and create shared meaning. I specialize in working with clients over fifty.

Family Therapy

I help families who are tired of bickering and/or never-ending cycles of acting out.  I work collaboratively with families to open space and to bring about new ways for family members to relate to one another.  Together, work is done that helps the family move from relational reactivity to mindful responsivity.

Individual Therapy

I offer screening assessment and cognitive behavior therapy to individuals for mental health issues such as depression, anxiety, dementia and hoarding disorder. I provide consultation to families on dementia care.

 

Individual Therapy

Although many mental health practitioners believe that ADHD is genetic, others believe that it stems from early childhood stress during the first years of brain and personality development.  When addressing ADHD as a developmental issue, family therapy can be effective, along with medication, self-care and mindfulness.  In treating ADHD, I use a form of family therapy known as Bringforthism.

Couples Therapy

Gottman Method Couples Therapy is one of my preferred treatment methods.  During my work with couples, we focus on interrupting harmful patterns of interaction; building constructive dialogue; developing self-soothing to prevent conflict escalation; avoiding the attack/defend cycle, and helping learn new ways of talking about issues that appear to be gridlocked.

The other form of couples and family therapy I use is known as Bringforthism.  This form of therapy triggers pre-existing systems of belief within couples that enables them to generalize preferred patterns of cognition, emotion and behavior.

Family Therapy

Bringforthism theorizes that the basic mechanism of change is not insight but reflexivity (Tomm, 1987).  Language is constitutive via reflexivity: it talks into being preferred outcomes.  By bringing forth preferred relationships through language, these preferences are reflexively realized.

Using Bringforthism, I work with families to identify Pathological Interpersonal Patterns (PIPs), Healing Interpersonal Patterns (HIPs), Wellness Interpersonal Patterns (WIPs), and Sociocultural Interpersonal Patterns (SCIPS).  The role of attachment is also explored.

Hello!

I’m Andrea Johnson

MSW, RSW

I have over fifteen years of experience providing mental health counselling.  I hold a Master’s Degree in Social Work and am a Certified Couples and Family Therapist.

"It is really hard for people to be aware of the relational dynamics they are part of, because they need to partly step out of it in order to see it. When you are able to do that you can more easily issue a different invitation for a different pattern."

Karl Tomm, 2019

Rates

Individual therapy (per 50 minute session) – $135.00
Couples Therapy (per 50 minute session) – $150.00
Family Therapy (per 50 minute session) – $175.00
Consultation (15 min) – Free
Sliding Fee Scale for clients who cannot afford standard rates

Contact and Booking

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501-3292 Production Way, Burnaby (By Production Way Skytrain Station)

604.200.2096

info@concentrictherapy.ca

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Rates

Individual therapy (per 50 minute session) – $135.00
Couples Therapy (per 50 minute session) – $150.00
Family Therapy (per 50 minute session) – $150.00
Family Therapy (3+ fam members per 50 minute session) – $175.00
Consultation (15 min) – No Charge
Sliding Fee Scale for clients who cannot afford standard rates

Contact and Booking

Ask a question or book an appointment below.

604.200.2096

501-3292 Production Way, Burnaby (By Production Way Skytrain Station)

info@concentrictherapy.ca

Book Appointment

Make a Payment

Concentric Therapy does not offer crisis counselling or emergency services.

If you need help in an emergency or are in crisis

  • Call 911 for help right away.
  • Go to your local emergency room. Residents of Vancouver can also go to the Access and Assessment Centre at Vancouver General Hospital from 7:30am to 11:00pm.
  • Call 1-800-SUICIDE (1-800-784-2433) for help any time of day or night, from anywhere across BC. It’s a free call.
  • 604-951-8855 (Fraser Health Crisis Line)

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