David Granirer, Counselor, discusses using humour to manage stress.

What is Local Counselor

Managing a heart condition such as a genetic cardiac disorder, Brugada syndrome, atrial fibrillation or heart failure can be stressful mentally as well as physically. If you have a heart condition or are recovering from cardiovascular surgery, it may be beneficial for you to work with a mental health provider such as a local counselor. A local counselor can help patients with cardiovascular conditions learn coping techniques for stress, anxiety and depression; improve self-esteem; identify goals and access other mental health services such as a local psychologist or psychiatrist. There are different types of local counselors, including marriage counselors, family counselors, eating disorder counselors, and substance abuse counselors. Different counselors have different certifications and skills, so it’s important to find the right one for your situation. If you have a heart condition such as a heart murmur, you will work with a local cardiologist as well as your local family physician. A local cardiologist is a medical doctor who specializes in treating conditions and dysfunctions of the heart and blood vessels with medication, surgery and lifestyle changes. You can start by talking to your local cardiologist or local family physician to determine what type of local counselor might be right for you.

Susan Garofolo

Susan Garofolo

Certified Child Psychotherapist and Play Therapist
Counselor
Burlington, ON
Stacey Gorlicky

Stacey Gorlicky

Addictions Counsellor and Spiritual Transformation Coach
Counselor
Toronto, ON
Jodi Tiller

Jodi Tiller

MSW, RSW
Counselor
London, ON
Sabine Cox

Sabine Cox

Counselor
Richmond Hill, ON
Dave Neary

Dave Neary

Master's Degree in Counselling Psychology
Counselor
Kingston, ON
Ms. Kerri Cunningham

Ms. Kerri Cunningham

LCSW, LAC
Counselor
Lafayette, LA
Dr. Cathy  Moser

Dr. Cathy Moser

Counselor
Winnipeg, MB
Heather Barbour

Heather Barbour

MSW., RSW
Counselor
Winnipeg, MB
Mr. Joseph Lee

Mr. Joseph Lee

Counselor
Egypt, TX
Dr. Raju Hajela

Dr. Raju Hajela

MD, MPH, CCSAM, FASAM, FCFP
Counselor
Calgary, AB
Dr. Lynleigh Immelman

Dr. Lynleigh Immelman

CCPA, CPCA, Psychiatrist
Counselor
Kelowna, BC
Dr. K Axford

Dr. K Axford

Counselor
Maple Ridge, BC
Christina Radziejewski

Christina Radziejewski

MA, MBA, RCC
Counselor
Coquitlam, BC
Dr. Marjolaine Limbos

Dr. Marjolaine Limbos

Counselor
Coquitlam, BC
Ms. Lisa Bunnage

Ms. Lisa Bunnage

Parenting Coach
Counselor
Coquitlam, BC
Todd Ware

Todd Ware

Certified Intervention Professional
Counselor
Coquitlam, BC
Shahla Jalali Mazlouman

Shahla Jalali Mazlouman

MA, RCC, CCC
Counselor
Burnaby, BC
Kathleen Beaton

Kathleen Beaton

Counselor
Vancouver, BC
Mrs. Renee Lanctot

Mrs. Renee Lanctot

DHS, Sex Therapist
Counselor
Vancouver, BC
Mr. David Granirer

Mr. David Granirer

RPC, MCPC, Registered Professional Councellor
Counselor
Vancouver, BC
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