Dr. Monika Brandstaetter, PhD, RCC


EMDR Certified Therapist

Online Therapy

About Me

In my practice, I focus on working with adults who have experienced trauma, and are struggling with anxiety, depression, shame, grief, and so on. We all have our own history of experiences, and we tend to react in specific ways under stress. While our response may have been our best option in the past, it may not be adaptive now. I can help you resolve past traumas, learn to accept what is, and move forward from there - developing ways to a fuller and more satisfying life.

Education & Experience

My background in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy provides me with excellent skills to alleviate symptoms of anxiety, depression and grief. Working with Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) and Ego-State Therapy to change deep seated beliefs of worthlessness or helplessness - sometimes in just a few sessions - leaves me feeling even more enthusiastic and very blessed to be working in the counselling profession. Over the last few years, I was able to take the official Level 1 and Level 2 training in Internal Family Systems (IFS), and enjoy incorporating this life affirming perspective and model of self-lead healing into my work.

Specialty Area

  • Abuse/Neglect
  • Alcohol/Substance Abuse
  • Anxiety/Panic Attacks
  • Attachment Disorders
  • Depression
  • Dissociative Disorders
  • Grief/Loss/Mourning
  • Mood Disorders
  • Moral Injury
  • Obsessive-Compulsive Disorders
  • Phobias
  • Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Self-Harm
  • Sexual Abuse
  • Spirituality
  • Traumatic Incident

Population Served

  • Adults
  • Immigrants
  • Seniors
  • Underserved


  • English
  • German


British Columbia CVAP and FNHA