We’re available in three convenient locations: Downtown Vancouver, Kitsilano, and Metrotown.
DR. MARK HAWKINS, CCC
Mark is registered with the Canadian Psychotherapy and Counselling Association (CCPA). He has a Ph.D in Philosophy of Education and a Master in Counselling. He is also the author of The Power of Boredom.
YOONA HAWKINS, MC, CCC
Yoona is registered with the Canadian Psychotherapy and Counselling Association, a Professional member of the Canadian Humanistic and Transpersonal Association. and a member of the National Philosophical Counselling Association.
During our sessions, we’ll explore questions about life, your unique worldview, and personal beliefs to help you move towards overcoming your mental and emotional struggles.
How We’re Different
No matter where you are in life, we’re here to help you through universally human problems such as stresses of everyday life, confusion about personal purpose, the meaning of life, death and dying, and crisis associated with life transitions.
We merge philosophical counselling with psychotherapy to approach sessions holistically from various levels of being.
We draw upon a range of humanistic and existential counselling approaches and philosophical ideas based in logic, ethics, metaphysics, and epistemology.
Most importantly, we’re here to provide a non-judgemental, accepting environment to help you get the most out of every session.
“Happy people continuously change; and because they change they become more and more happy; and then more and more change is possible.”
We believe everyone is doing the best they can in life, but when we’re struggling in an area of our lives, we can create lasting, positive change through deeper personal exploration.
Although all of us are always changing, we can get stuck in some areas of our lives if we don’t examine our personal worldviews and belief systems and learn how they are affecting our outlook, decisions, and relationships with others.
While there is a place in our sessions for traditional psychology which focuses on strategies for creating behaviour change, we believe that many of the mental and emotional issues we face in life are caused by “problems of meaning” which can be addressed through philosophical exploration.
“I feel like you’ve made me a better person. Thank you for being there and taking the time to listen to me. It’s a blessing.”
A.H. Burnaby, Canada
“The knowledge I’ve learned are things I will carry with me forever. Thank you for making a difference in my life.”
J.P. Vancouver, Canada
“Yoona was supportive and empathetic, yet she challenged my views to see things another way. I’m thankful for her help.”
S.F. Vancouver, Canada