Aiden Ansarian, MCP

Registered Clinical Counsellor (RCC)

Welcome to the Anxiety Relief Centre. My name is Aiden and I’m a Registered Clinical Counsellor (RCC) and Canadian Certified Counsellor (CCC), specializing in anxiety/panic and mood disorders. I hold a Master’s in Counselling Psychology (MCP) from Adler University, a Bachelor of Arts (BA) in Psychology from University of Alberta, and post-graduate training in psychological assessment from Concordia University of Edmonton. I am a member in good standing with the British Columbia Association of Clinical Counsellors (BCACC), the Canadian Counselling & Psychotherapy Association (CCPA), and a full member of the Canadian Psychological Association (CPA).

In my time as a counsellor and psychotherapist I have had the honour of helping people find relief from a variety of difficulties, including anxiety/stress related issues (generalized anxiety, social anxiety, panic disorder, PTSD), mood related issues (depression, dysthymia, bipolar disorder), and issues related to relationships and intimacy. I have found that although people may often seek help for similar symptoms (e.g. low mood, panic), the root cause of these symptoms varies for everyone, and can be related to anything from current relationship/work stress, to early childhood neglect.

In my clinical work I draw on a variety of evidence-based therapeutic approaches such as Adlerian Therapy, Brief Psychodynamic Therapy, Emotion Focused Therapy (EFT), and Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT). By applying principles of these approaches with you in a collaborative manner, I am able to target painful and limiting thoughts, emotions, and behaviours, as well as any physical symptoms you may be experiencing, such as headaches or muscle tension. I strongly believe in integrating various therapeutic perspectives as I appreciate that you are unique and “one size does not fit all.”

Although I specialize in treating anxiety and mood issues, I can also help you with:

  • Trauma and PTSD
  • Relationship Concerns and Conflict
  • Trust/ Intimacy Issues
  • Grief and Loss
  • Childhood Abuse (physical, emotional, sexual)
  • Low Self-Esteem/ Confidence
  • Lack of Assertiveness
  • Communication Problems

As I have overcome social anxiety myself, I deeply understand the pain and hardship of living with anxiety and depression. I can also relate to how nerve-wracking it can be to take the initial step of entering therapy. As a result, I make it my priority to do everything I can to reduce your concerns around the counselling process itself. It is truly my privilege to guide and support you through this healing process.

Furthermore, I am a fully certified Alpha-Stim practitioner, and I incorporate the Alpha-Stim AID device with my clients who choose to add it to their therapy sessions for anxiety and depression. To read more about the clinically proven Alpha-Stim medical device, please visit our SERVICES page.

I invite you to call me at 604-828-9508 or email me at aiden@arccounselling.ca so that we can discuss the next steps in your journey towards healing, growth, and self-discovery.

I look forwarding to meeting you.

Aiden is available for afternoon/ evening sessions on Tuesdays and Wednesdays, and afternoon sessions on Mondays and Saturdays. Click HERE to book a session, or contact him using the form below.

Contact Aiden

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