Miss Morgan McKusick, MA BA

Registered Clinical Counsellor (RCC) #15878

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About Morgan

Welcome! As a Registered Clinical Counsellor and a Certified Yoga Instructor with a Master’s degree in Counseling Psychology, to me, one of the greatest trials and rewards in life is to feel at ease with who you are, how you experience the world and how you connect with others.

 If you’re here, it’s likely there is something blocking you from that sense of ease.

 It may be that you’ve worked hard to become the person you think you should be – like many others I work with, you appear to have your life together, and yet deep inside you know something is missing. A voice of doubt in the back of your head holds you back from trusting yourself, and you find it hard to focus on things you usually enjoy or find important. You may have days where you feel empty and numb, while other times worry, sadness or anger consume you for no apparent reason or you react in ways you don’t understand. You might have started to feel alone and different, and experience disconnection or tension in your relationship with others and yourself, while longing to reconnect with feelings of joy, and who you once were.

I often work with those who find it difficult to be vulnerable and let people in, yet face challenges in managing their emotions and experiences all by themselves. This is a struggle I have experienced first hand at various points in my own life so I know how it can feel. I come from a place of patience and warmth from your first moments in therapy - ready to work with you where you are. I welcome moments of laughter, compassion and joy, and bring a genuine and straightforward approach. I specialize in working with relational challenges, anxiety, depression and self-worth that often arise from past trauma or issues in childhood or adult relationships.

Common concerns I work with are:

  • Relational challenges (past and present)
  • Self Worth
  • Trauma
  • Sexual Assault
  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Personal Growth

I combine my values of curiosity, expression and connection, my background in yoga and my ongoing clinical training to use the power of both cognitive and body-oriented approaches.

As ongoing emotional distress or trauma often affects the functioning of the ‘thinking’ part of our brain, calming ourselves or creating change through logic alone can be difficult! As such, I combine traditional talk therapy with mindfulness-based approaches , exploring the connection between emotion, beliefs, language, movement, body sensation, behaviour and more – which I will enthusiastically teach you how to make sense of along the way!

With a counsellor who you can trust, click with and be yourself with, you can start to gain clarity on what’s holding you back and strategies for handling difficult feelings, all while uncovering more of what lights you up - this creates conscious and lasting change. Through this process, I can help you develop an awareness of who you are and what you need from yourself and from others.

My hope is that counselling empowers you with self-awareness and trust in yourself, leaving you with a greater sense of ease, presence and delight in your life and your relationships.

To learn more about my approach to counselling or ask questions about how I might be able to support you, connect with me for a free consultation call.

  • Practice Information
    Experienced helping people with:
    • Anxiety
    • Depression
    • General Emotional Health
    • Grief and Loss
    • Life Balance
    • Mood Disorders
    • Panic Issues
    • Perfectionism
    • Phobias
    • Post Traumatic Stress Disorder
    • Relationship Issues
    • Self Esteem Issues
    • Sexual Abuse Related Issues
    • Stress Management
    • Trauma Issues
    I use the following approaches:
    • Accelerated Experiential Dynamic Psychotherapy (AEDP)
    • Attachment-Based Psychotherapy
    • Body Centred Therapy
    • Client-Centered Psychotherapy
    • Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)
    • Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT)
    • Eye Movement Desensitization And Reprocessing (EMDR)
    • Mindfulness
    • Sensorimotor Psychotherapy
    • Trauma Informed Counsellling
    For members of the Queer community:
    • I Welcome Queer Identity Clients
  • Location Information
    Online Counselling
    Online counselling is available
    Therapy Platforms
    • Other online platform
    Practice Locations
    New Tides Counselling and Wellness
    200 - 1892 W Broadway, Vancouver, BC V6J 1Y9
    • Bus Service
    • Free Parking
    • Pay Parking
    • Secured/Monitored Bicycle Parking

    Services offered in English only.

  • Availability & Rates
    Monday10:00am - 7:00pm
    Tuesday10:00am - 7:00pm
    Wednesday10:00am - 7:00pm
    Thursday1:00pm - 7:00pm
    Friday1:00pm - 5:30pm
    Saturday10:00am - 5:30pm
    Client Rates
    Couples Therapy$120 / 60min
    Individual Therapy$120 / 60min
    Sliding ScaleYes
    Student RateYes
    Low Income Rate AvailableYes

    Note: If seeking reimbursement from an insurance provider, please check coverage amounts and details with them.

    Payment Options
    • Cash
    • Cheque
    • Visa
    • Mastercard
    • e-Transfer