Vanessa Luis


Vanessa Luis, M.A.

Vanessa Luis, M.A.
Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying)


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Office (Scheduling, Location) – Bureau (horaire et emplacement)

Location: Online Counselling

Monday to Friday: 9am-8pm

Practice Areas

Individual Counselling

  • Adult children of Alcoholics
  • Anger Management
  • Anxiety
  • CBT/DBT
  • Chronic Pain and Illness
  • Dating
  • Depression
  • Bereavement/ Grief
  • E-counselling (video, etc.)
  • Happiness / Positive Psych.
  • Mindfulness
  • Postpartum Depression
  • Sexual Abuse
  • Sexual Health
  • Trauma
  • Workplace Stress

Couple Counselling

  • Communication Skills
  • Couple / Marriage / Post-Affair
  • Couple / Pre-Marital
  • Couple / Same-Sex / LGBTQ
  • Separation / Divorce
  • Emotional abuse
  • EFT (Emotionally Focused)

Family Counselling

  • Family Therapy / Blended families
  • Family therapy with teenagers
  • Family / Aging Parents
  • Parenting
  • Postpartum

Education and Training

  • Master of Arts in Counselling and Spirituality, Saint Paul University, 2020
  • Bachelor of Arts with Major in Psychology, Minor in Theory and History of Art, University of Ottawa, 2015

Professional Memberships

  • College of Registered Psychotherapists of Ontario (CRPO)- Qualifying (reg. # 009259)
  • Canadian Counselling and Psychotherapy Association (CCPA)- Student Member

Counselling Philosophy

The human experience has always fascinated me. Growing up, I was always curious about the world, especially about how people navigate it. This is what continues to motivate my work as a therapist. I believe in change and growth, and that these things are a process throughout a person’s life. It is an absolute privilege to get the chance to support and challenge my clients to move towards this change and growth, in whatever way that feels safe for them.

I offer professional, confidential, LGBTQ+ affirmative psychotherapy services for individuals, couples, and families. My approach is integrative and collaborative, this means I will draw on a range of counselling theories to help you progress towards your goals.

My preferred counselling theories for working with individuals include Humanistic, Existential, Experiential, Mindfulness/Somatic, Psychodynamic, CBT (Cognitive Behavioral Therapy), Narrative, Interpersonal, and Solution Focused.

In my work with couples and families, the main counselling theories I draw from are Attachment, EFT (Emotionally Focused Therapy), PACT (Psychobiological Approach to Couples Therapy), Gottman, Satir Transformational Systemic Therapy, and Family Systems.

I am also sensitive to your cultural and/or marginalized identities and the added complexity this may contribute to your experiences. I am open to your preference to integrate the exploration of these identities into the counselling process.


I am under the consultation / supervision of Dr. Martin Rovers, (mrovers@rogers.com) Ontario Registered Psychologist, for the ongoing development of my professional and ethical learning and for psychological services to my clients. I consult with Dr. Rovers regarding my clients on a regular basis. The receipt you will receive will be in my name, as a Registered Psychotherapist, which is acceptable by many insurance companies (e.g. Sunlife / government, others). If need be, I could issue a receipt in the name of Dr. Martin Rovers, Registered Psychologist, for the counselling services provided by me, a Registered Psychotherapist. It is your responsibility to determine which receipt works for our workplace insurance and benefits.

The regular fee for counselling is $150 (plus HST).

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Counsellor Name

Name of Counsellor

Vanessa Luis

Office Hours

Office Hours

Monday to Friday: 9am-8pm

 

Location

Location

Online Counselling

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