“The curious paradox is that when I accept myself just as I am, then I can change.” 

―  Carl Rogers

Services

I provide counselling for individuals and couples.

Sessions are 50 minutes and $170 (tax included). 

Telehealth/online counselling: 

I offer remote, video and phone sessions on a secure and user-friendly platform.

 

Coaching: 

I have specialized training in coaching and performance psychology and provide coaching for individuals seeking to achieve goals, optimize their personal and professional performance, pursue self-development, or innovate their lifestyle. For coaching, I work particularly well with advanced students, graduate students, and wellness professionals.

Below are lists of approaches to treatment that I might incorporate in our work together and common issues that I address.

Approaches to Treatment:

Cognitive Behavioral Therapies:

Acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT)

Compassion-focused therapy

Dialectical behavioral therapy

Mindfulness-based CBT

Motivational interviewing

Radically open dialectical behavior therapy

Rational emotive behavior therapy

Trauma-focused CBT

Psychodynamic Therapies:

Accelerated experiential dynamic psychotherapy (AEDP)

Attachment-based 

Archetypal

Dreamwork

Short-term dynamic psychotherapy

Interpersonal

Psychoanalytic

Relational

Jungian

Somatic (Body Centered):

Bioenergetics

Focusing

Hakomi

Somatic experiencing

Sensorimotor psychotherapy

Couples:

Crucible therapy

Emotion-focused couples therapy

Gottman method couples therapy

Psychobiological approach to couples therapy (PACT)

Tavistock couples counseling

Integrative:

Compassionate inquiry

Cyclical Psychodynamics

Interpersonal Neurobiology

Schema therapy

Mentalization Based Therapy

Experiential:

Emotion-focused

Gestalt

Psychodrama

Systemic:

Internal family systems

Solution-focused brief

Strategic

Other:

Astrology-informed

Bibliotherapy

Brainspotting

Coaching

Contemplative Psychotherapy

Existential 

Humanistic

Narrative

Person-centered

Positive psychology

Psychedelic integration and intention-setting

Transpersonal

Yoga/Vedic-informed

Common Issues:

Abandonment

Abuse

Adulting

Adverse childhood experiences

Anxiety

ADHD

Addiction

Adjusting to change

Alienation

Anxiety

Atypical personalities

Atypical lifestyles

Autism spectrum and Asperger's

Anger

Betrayal

Bipolar

Borderline personality

Career guidance

Codependency

Commitment issues

Communication

Conflict

Coping skills

Counterdependecy

Depression

Disordered eating/food & body image issues

Dissociation

Dread

Emotional overwhelm/flooding

Emotional shutdown/expression

Family of origin issues

Family problems

Fatigue/burnout

Fear

Forgiveness

Goal-setting

Grief and loss

Guilt

Identity issues

Jealousy

Lack of assertiveness

Life/Wellness coaching

Life transitions

Life purpose

Midlife

Mood swings

Obsessive-compulsive

Panic

Paranoia

Perfectionism

Personality issues

Power issues

Relationships and dating

Rejection

Religious issues

Self-actualization

Self-care

Self-compassion

Self-criticism

Self-doubt

Self-esteem

Self-harm

Sense of meaninglessness

Sensitivity to criticism

Sexual abuse

Shame

Social skill-building

Spirituality

Stress

Substance use

Suicidal ideation

Trauma and PTSD

Trust and intimacy

Workplace issues

Work/life balance

Young adult issues

Ben Bjorgaard, MA, RCC

1744 Richmond Ave.

Victoria, BC 

Registered Clinical Counsellor # 17465

benbjorgaard@gmail.com