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Erik Schindler

Registered Clinical Counsellor, #16573

MBA, MCP, PhD (Cand.), RCC

Focus Area: 

  • Life Transitions

  • Trauma & Abuse

  • Anxiety & Depression

  • Counselling for men

  • Marriage & Relationships

  • OCD


Life Changes

Change. Do you have the feeling that something needs to change… but you’re just not quite sure what that something is? Or perhaps you have a good idea what and where you want to go… but you’re not sure how to fill in the gaps between the person you are now and the person you want to be? Change is often not easy… but it can be incredibly fulfilling. My aim is to travel alongside you as you work towards the changes you want to make. Together, we will highlight your resiliency and strengths, and help you learn how to live authentically – where you find your life filled with meaning and purpose, and a congruency between your inner and outer worlds.

A Little About Me

I am a Registered Clinical Counsellor (#16573), with a Master’s of Counselling Psychology degree from Adler University. I also hold a Master’s of Business Administration and am a PhD Candidate in International Management and Organization at the University of Victoria, with a specialization in mental health in organizations. Like many of you, I have gone through many changes to be where I am at now, and I find that much of my work is in dealing with the uncertainty of change, and helping people with the depression and anxiety that comes when life throws us a curveball. My therapeutic approach is person-centered, strengths-based, trauma-informed, and existential. I like to integrate traditional talk therapy with some do-at-home mindfulness and meditation exercises, to help clients learn to be present, and not ruminate on the past or worry about the future.

I have also taken training outside of my graduate schooling. I work often with clients dealing with trauma, and have trained in Observed and Experiential Integration (OEI) – a trauma-specific therapy – to assist clients in integrating and moving beyond their traumatic experiences. I enjoy working with couples, and have taken Gottman Method Couples Therapy training – a research-based method designed to help couples learn to avoid relationship pitfalls, communicate effectively, and develop shared meaning. I also have experience working with people struggling with OCD, or OCD-like symptoms, and the challenging thought patterns that come with this. Always, my goal is to help my clients become the individuals that they want and know that they can be.

To learn a little more about me, you can find my private practice website here:


Contact

Use the Online Booking button below to see my next availability and book online. Please use the contact information and the form below in order to get in touch with me. I offer a 10-15 minute free phone consultation to those seeking counselling services in order to determine if I am the best fit for you.

Phone: 250-893-7337

Email: erikschindler@vitalitycollective.ca

Office Hours

For your convenience, I have online booking available so that you can schedule your appointment now. Alternatively, feel free to contact me using this online form.

Rates: 

  • Free - Brief phone consult

  • $126 - 50 minute session

  • $189 - 75 minute session

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