Kristen Dowling, registered clinical counsellor, therapist, Vancouver, Kerry Moller

Kristen uses the highly proven method of cognitive behaviour therapy (CBT), as well as mindfulness-based strategies to help clients get themselves out of debilitating negative thought patterns and endless mental loops, and develop a more positive perspective in their life.

Kristen Dowling

Ph.D.

I hold a Ph.D. in Counselling and Clinical Psychology from the department of Applied Psychology and Human Development at the University of Toronto. I hold a Master’s degree in Counselling Psychology from The University of Western Ontario and a BA in Psychology from Simon Fraser University.

For over 10 years, I have been using effective, evidence-based strategies to assist individuals in the areas of anxiety, depression, stress management, eating disorders, life transitions, relationship issues, trauma, and grief. I have worked in a variety of settings, including university counselling centres, private practice, and a hospital trauma unit – working with clients with severe trauma histories that include self harm, suicidality and clinical depression. I also provided career counselling to both undergraduate and master’s level students at the University of Toronto and I supervised Master’s level counselling students at UBC Counselling Services.

Much of the focus of my work has been on treating anxiety and depression, both in individual and group therapy sessions. I use the highly proven method of cognitive behaviour therapy (CBT), as well as mindfulness-based strategies to help clients get themselves out of debilitating negative thought patterns and endless mental loops, and develop a more positive perspective in their life.

I have completed an externship at the Vancouver Couples and Family Institute, through which I gained the skills to help couples recognize and change disruptive repetitive patterns, improve communication, and strengthen their connection.

Through our collaborative work together, you may:

  • Increase self esteem and self awareness
  • Learn skills to decrease your anxiety
  • Develop strategies to manage the pain and loneliness of depression
  • Navigate difficult life transitions
  • Process past difficulties and understand the impact they have on you today
  • Improve communication and assertiveness skills
  • Discover a new life or career path and gain the confidence to move toward your goals
  • Change harmful patterns that are holding you back from enjoying your life
  • Create positive and lasting changes in your relationship to self and others
  • Recover from disordered eating
Connect with me

To make an appointment with Kristen
or to ask any questions you might have,
please call 604-314-1839 or email
kerry@kerrymoller.com