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Virtual & In-Person Counselling in Chilliwack, BC

Hi, I’m Devan, a registered Clinical Counsellor (RCC), located in Chilliwack BC.

I want you to know you are not alone. My passion is working with people just like you who might be having a hard time dealing with grief and loss or feeling overwhelmed with stress and burnout. I also work with those dealing with anger issues as well as anxiety.

Self Guided Mental Health Courses & Downloadable Resources

To help you on your healing journey, I have created several on-demand, online courses you can access right away. Learn the skills you need to manage the stress, anxiety, depression, grief, and anger you are experiencing right now from the comfort of your own home, at a time that works for you.

My Counselling Specialities

I am a Registered Clinical Counsellor (RCC) with the British Columbia Association for Clinical Counsellors (#12871)

Grief & Loss

Grief sucks. It hurts in ways words cannot describe. It can feel so heavy and unbearable that you don't know how to go on. You are not alone - even though it can feel that way. Together we can find ways that help you hold your grief so you can feel like you can live again.

Stress & Burnout

Stress is overwhelming and incredibly hard to handle. When you can't manage your stress, burnout takes over. Having supported many clients with experiences of stress, burnout, and caregiver support. I welcome to opportunity to work with you if this is something you are looking for help with.

Anger

Anger causes problems at work, in your relationships, and with how you feel about yourself. It takes over how you talk, how you act, and has really intense urges. You don't have to keep feeling this way. If you want to feel more in control and relaxed, working on your anger is a great place to start.

Anxiety

Unrealistic negative racing thoughts are not a normal part of everyday life. Neither is feeling jittery, or on edge, having difficulty breathing, having a racing heart, or having difficulties concentrating or focusing. Learning specific helpful skills can be the difference of living as you are, to living as you want to be.

Life Changes and Transitions

Changing your life from what it used to be to something new and unknown can be scary. If you feel alone or unsure of how to take the next steps in your life, talking to a counsellor can be highly effective and helpful. Get support in making decisions that can make the transition easier.

Funded Counselling Options

I am a mental health provider for the First Nations Health Authority (FNHA). I am able to provide Short-Term Crisis Intervention Mental Health Counselling, as well as the Indian Residential School Resolution Health Support Program. I am also an approved counsellor with ICBC. Please let me know when booking an appointment if funding is available to you for pre-approval confirmation.

Step 1

Call or fill out the contact page form to connect! After your free 15 minute consultation, we will schedule your first appointment

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Step 2

Together, we find best solution for you

In your first session we discuss your issues and concerns. Then we create a plan for you to live the life you want

About me

Background & Education

I’ve been volunteering and working in the field of psychology since 2013. I received a Master’s degree from Adler University in 2015, and opened this practice in 2017.

I’ve volunteered and worked in Hospice Bereavement Support, working with  many individuals ranging from age 5 to age 97 in individual, couples, family and group settings during some of clients’ most altering life transitions and adjustments.

I have worked in Community Mental Health in the adult and older adult programs. I have supported folks navigating new and long term mental health concerns such as Anxiety, Depression, Stress, Assertiveness, Caregiver Burnout, Life Changes and Transitions, and Anger in both one to one and group settings.

I love what I do. I love it because people just like you find me and think I might be a good fit. Then, you take the bravest step and contact me to get started on your counselling journey. From there, you share some of the most vulnerable and private experiences you’ve had, trusting me to help you feel better. And from past client’s experiences – they do! And I hope you will too.

How do we get there? That path is different for each and every client. You might benefit best from building skills and learning more about why you are feeling , thinking and behaving they way you are. Or you might benefit from a more focused and structured approach where we bring in EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing), TIR (Traumatic Incident Reduction), or DBT (Dialectical Behavioural Therapy). No matter what direction we take, all of the work we do together will be designed with you and your concerns guiding the process. I am a counsellor who enjoys learning many different skillsets to be able to offer you services that work for you.

If you think I might be a good fit for you, I invite you to visit the Contact page to connect!

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My Children's Book for Building Confidence

I Am... A-Z
The Many Qualities of ME!

This book is focused on words of how wonderful all children are. Too many children grow up not hearing or knowing the many wonderful qualities they possess. This lack may very well contribute to poor self-esteem and self-worth from a young age. By teaching children early on about the positive qualities they have, their self-esteem and self-worth can be energized and built early in life, and hopefully they will grow into mentally well teens and adults.

As a Registered Clinical Counsellor, working in both the private and public sector, Devan Christian-Vermeer has worked with many adults who have struggled to see these qualities in themselves their whole lives. By using this book to teach children the language of their positive qualities, they can learn to see their own strengths and to use them as they grow up.

My Blog

Informational Posts

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Collective Grief: Understanding and Healing Together

Collective Grief: Understanding and Healing Together In the heart of every community lies the shared experiences of its members, from joy to sorrow. Among these experiences, grief stands out as
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Understanding Disenfranchised Grief

In life, we all face identified losses that cut deep into our hearts, leaving us lost at times on how to navigate the gut-wrenching waves of grief. When we share
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Healing The Hearts Experiencing Complicated Grief

Complicated grief – a topic that touches the hearts of many but is not often acknowledged or discussed for what it is. While all grief experiences are a unique and
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