Janine Sakai

Counselor/Therapist, MA, CCC
 therapist: Janine Sakai,
In-Person in Vancouver, BC V6J 1M4
In-Person in Vancouver, BC
Online in Canada
With several years of experience behind me, I have found that one of the most important factors in successful therapy, is the therapeutic relationship. I believe it should be foundational to any other approach or technique used in therapy. I am confident in my ability to create a safe, supportive, and empathetic space for us to work together. Although vulnerability can be difficult or uncomfortable, the therapeutic relationship can provide a place where it can start to feel natural and organic.

Client Focus

Session Format: Individual therapy sessions.
Age Specialty: Adolescent, Young Adult
Languages: English

Treatment Approach

  • Cognitive/Cognitive-Behavioral
  • Compassion Focus Therapy
  • Developmental
  • Family Systems
  • Interpersonal
  • Narrative
  • Person-Centered
  • Psychoeducational

Education & Credentials

Janine Sakai MA, CCC
  • Female
  • License # CCC #12575
  • Licensed in Canada
  • Practicing Since 2010
Education: I have a Bachelor Degree in Psychology and a Masters in Counselling Psychology.


  • Average Session Fee 135
  • Out of Network
  • I provide receipts that may be used to claim my services with your insurance provider. I currently don't offer direct billing to your insurance provider.

Janine Sakai Practice Details

Therapy Sessions
  • Available In-Person in Vancouver, BC V6J 1M4
  • Available Online for residents of Canada
  • Online Therapy Details: I currently only offer virtual counselling over Owl Practice Secure Video or Phone.
Janine Sakai Practice Description
I currently offer virtual support for teens, young adults, and parents. I have extensive experience in working with these populations who have come from diverse backgrounds and have faced a variety of challenges and barriers in their lives. I strongly believe in a persons propensity towards survival and a sense of belonging. I have experience in working with individuals who come from varying family backgrounds and lifestyles. Working with parents has been one of the most rewarding aspects of my career. I have learned so much about development, attachment, and relationship, through this work. I've also gained a unique insight into the teen world and how the transition to adulthood can be both exciting and challenging! I possess lived experience in many challenges which provides a felt sense of understanding that allows for deep compassion and understanding in my work. I am currently exploring how animals and nature can be invaluable in healing! This concept may be integrated into the work we do as I study, learn, and practice. Please note my office hours reflect my availability to answer inquiries and not necessarily my availability for sessions. I offer a complimentary 15-min consultation where we can discuss scheduling options.

Practice Overview

1857 West 4th Avenue
Vancouver, BC V6J 1M4
Vancouver, BC
Available both in-person and online
13 Years Experience

Office Hours

9:00 am - 6:00 pm
9:00 am - 6:00 pm
9:00 am - 6:00 pm
9:00 am - 6:00 pm
9:00 am - 6:00 pm

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At this time, my services are virtual via secure video or phone.

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