For over 28 years I have enjoyed working with individuals, couples and families.

I believe in using methods that are grounded in theory and research.  My goal is not just to help people, but to help people help themselves.  I view people as resourceful.  My role is to facilitate them in accessing their thoughts and feelings and expressing them.  Becoming aware of themselves on a deeper level enables people to access their own resources.  This frees them up to live the life they want to live.

I see myself as a resource for people who want confidential help to deal with personal issues and I strive hard to deliver effective productive service in a timely manner.

My office is located in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada and my speciality is in helping people resolve their inner conflicts.

Dr. Mackay maintains high professional standards. She delivers her services with integrity in a sensitive and caring manner.

Areas of Expertise

Dr. Mackay has experience dealing with:

Depression, anxiety , panic attacks, abuse (emotional-physical-sexual), low self esteem, trauma, sleep disturbances, nightmares/dreams, stress, burnout, anger dyscontrol, identity/mid-life crisis, relationship issues, grief and loss.

Dr. Mackay’s approach involves an integration of several therapeutic frameworks: Gestalt, Individual Psychology of Alfred Adler and Client Centered. She has extensive training in Integrative Psychotherapy. She has level II training in EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing).

Dr. Mackay presents her work at conferences in Canada, USA, Australia and Europe.

Find out where Bea will be Speaking Next

Evolving out of her research, Dr. Bea Mackay developed a powerful exercise for individuals who are conflicted about remaining in or leaving a relationship. She has successfully used this exercise in its print media format with her clients for many years. She had since developed the exercise into an online self-help Decision Quiz.

Also, read Dr. Bea’s blog about her experiences as a therapist and advice on issues of relationship health.