Counsellor, Vancouver, BC, Art Therapist, Anxiety, Depression, Overwhelm, Stress, Empaths, HSPs

Thank you for visiting!

First I want you to know it takes a lot of courage to reach out for support.  So I want to commend you on taking this first step.

My name is Heather Hassenbein and I am a Registered Clinical Counsellor and a Professional Art Therapist located in downtown Vancouver, BC.

People seek counselling for a variety of reasons. Sometimes people come in for a quick check-in, others come in for a specific concern, while some are not entirely sure except they know something does not feel right. The bottom line is you do not have to have a major problem or exact reason to meet with a counsellor. A person wanting to make changes or figure things out is reason enough to come in and talk.

I work with children, teens, and adults who tend to be empaths and highly sensitive people (HSPs) who experience anxiety, depression, stress, and overwhelming emotions.

I am an approved provider with ICBC, First Nations Health Authority (FNHA), Health Benefits Program: Crisis Intervention Mental Health Program, and the Indian Residential School Resolution Health Support Program (IRS-RHSP).

I want you to know I am here whenever you are ready to get started.

I look forward to working with you.

I see you. I hear you. In this moment I am present with you.



You can make an immediate appointment with me using the online booking system by pressing the “Book an Appointment” button below or you can email me to make an appointment.  If you do not see an opening online, please email me as something may be available especially for evening and weekend appointments.

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You can find me at Avicenna Holistic Centre where I work as part of a multidisciplinary team of healing practitioners.  (See map at the bottom of page.) 

Counsellor Vancouver, BC Heather Hassenbein Art Therapist Empath Highly Sensitive Person HHSP Downtown Kitsilano Art Therapy for Seniors Art Therapy for Care Homes