Carly Degenstein M.A. Registered Clinical Counsellor
+1.604 703 5272

Vancouver - British Columbia
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H.B.Sc. University of Toronto

M.A. Simon Fraser University


Social, Academic/Career and Generalized Anxiety

Depression and Dysthymia

Stress and Overwhelm

Identity and Esteem Concerns

Trauma Recovery

Adolescent Self Harm


Through therapy, I match attuned connection and care, a range of adaptive counselling strategies, and best practices from developmental psychology and neuroscience, to wherever you are in your healing process. From there I will help you figure out what works best for you as we support your next steps for growth and change.

My counselling integrates skills and approaches from Trauma Informed Practice, Dialectical Behavioural Therapy, Sensorimotor Psychotherapy, Mindfulness, Positive Psychology, holistic wellness principles, and my enthusiasm for life and learning.  The therapeutic modalities I work with are evidence based, and backed by an understanding of human growth and development, with researched efficacy across many client bases and mental health concerns. My training and experience in these therapeutic tools, combined with your self-understanding and innate self-leadership capacity, will help us cultivate new, strength based insights and strategies for you to grow through even your most persistent and painful struggles.

I completed my Bachelor of Science in Psychology and Literature, with a focus on neuroscience and development at the University of Toronto. I hold a Masters in Counselling Psychology from Simon Fraser University.  I have research and counselling expertise on youth self-harm recovery, which was the focus of my Masters Thesis. 

I am a Registered Clinical Counsellor (RCC #16175) with the B.C. Association of Clinical Counsellors and am a Certified TeleMental Health Provider (postgrad). I have completed additional trainings in Developmental Trauma Treatment with CTRC (Complex Trauma Resources Centre) and Sensorimotor Psychotherapy with Janina Fisher at PESI. I hold a continuing education certification in Addiction Care and Treatment from UBC’s eCPD Faculty of Medicine. 

I am a lifelong learner, and am committed to offering the most up to date basis of practice, grounded in research and skillful training for my clients. My upcoming trainings include Re-wiring the Traumatized Brain with Bessel Van der Kolk at NICABM and Foundations of Narrative Therapy with the Vancouver School for Narrative Therapy.

I have nearly half decade of professional experience, and have successfully treated upwards of 300 clients at this point in my career.  I have worked with individuals and groups with both high-risk concerns as well as clients looking to manage moderate mental health concerns for more successful daily living. I’m experienced in both brief-intentional and long-term counselling approaches, grounded in clinical and community work and training across British Columbia. In addition to my e-counselling services, I currently work for a community counselling agency in B.C.’s Lower Mainland, and provide low barrier mental health and substance use counselling to youth, families and adults from many diasporas and walks of life.