Michael A. Gordon, MSc, Counselor in Vancouver
I have been in private counselling practice for 15 years, and in wellness, personal development and the media for 25 years. My practice draws self-referring, high-functioning adults/couples with addiction, phobia, anxiety, depression and attachment disorders affecting their lives beyond their historical, current or perceived ability of self-control. In couples, I usually begin individually to create safety and self-awareness, then back together towards clear self-advocacy, expression and to build trustful communication. EMDR in the couple context can clear a lot of old trauma and wounded pattern-associations that mire us in destructive relational dynamics.
EMDR relieves a great deal of the 'therapy' pressure/stigma for the client, allowing complex trauma to shift rapidly and experientially. It is client-empowering, helping them 'let go' of that which was 'hidden' from their conscious awareness. I facilitate the means by which they can redefine their meaning structure in their world (transpersonal).
As a 6th Dan in Aikido, I bring experience from a defensive art that develops calmness and ready presence, overriding the 'limbic' fight/flight reactivity of our subconscious patterns to daily stress. There is substantial overlap between the process of EMDR therapy in reprocessing old traumas, and this powerful mind/body practice.
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Qualifications

  • Years in Practice: 18 Years
  • School: Liverpool John Moores University
  • Year Graduated: 2009

Finances

  • Avg Cost (per session): $160 - $250
  • Accepted Payment Methods: ACH Bank transfer, American Express, Cash, Check, Discover, Mastercard, Paypal, Visa

Additional Credentials

  • Degree: LJMU/Msc./EMDRIA Approved Certificate
  • Year graduated: 2008
  • Certificate: British Columbia School Of Professional Psychology
  • Certificate Date: 2008
  • Membership: Canadian Humanistic & Transpersonal Association/14050MG
  • Member Since: 2017

Specialties

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Relationship Issues

Issues

  • Addiction
  • Alcohol Abuse
  • Behavioral Issues
  • Chronic Impulsivity
  • Codependency
  • Coping Skills
  • Divorce
  • Domestic Abuse
  • Domestic Violence
  • Dual Diagnosis
  • Eating Disorders
  • Emotional Disturbance
  • Family Conflict
  • Grief
  • Infidelity
  • Internet Addiction
  • Life Coaching
  • Obsessive-Compulsive (OCD)
  • Oppositional Defiance
  • Parenting
  • Peer Relationships
  • Self Esteem
  • Sexual Abuse
  • Sexual Addiction
  • Sleep or Insomnia
  • Spirituality
  • Substance Abuse
  • Teen Violence
  • Trauma and PTSD
  • Weight Loss

Mental Health

  • Impulse Control Disorders
  • Mood Disorders
  • Personality Disorders
  • Thinking Disorders

Sexuality

  • Bisexual

Client Focus

Religious Orientation: Buddhist

Age

  • Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19)
  • Adults

Treatment Approach

Treatment Orientation

  • Attachment-based
  • Coaching
  • Cognitive Behavioral (CBT)
  • Dialectical (DBT)
  • EMDR
  • Eclectic
  • Existential
  • Humanistic
  • Imago
  • Integrative
  • Interpersonal
  • Jungian
  • Mindfulness-based (MBCT)
  • Psychoanalytic
  • Psychodynamic
  • Transpersonal
  • Trauma Focused

Modality

  • Individuals
  • Couples
  • Family
Last Modified: 19 Jul 2017
Michael A. Gordon, MSc, Counselor in Vancouver

Michael A. Gordon

Counselor, MSc