Mary Elizabeth Borkowski(1)
Mary Elizabeth Borkowski
Sliding Scale
Standard Rate
Vancouver, BC
Currently Practicing
Online, In Person, Phone
Mary Elizabeth Borkowski


Therapy is a unique relationship where an individual can learn about themselves, their past, and what they would like their present self to be through a process of analysis, discussion, acceptance, and integration. I believe that every individual has a unique story that they are trying to write in this lifetime. Various obstacles, challenges, and even traumas can prevent each of us from seeing the clarity of who we are and the story we want to live. As a psychotherapist and social worker by training, I view the individual as a complex vitality amidst a number of different factors (environmental, biological, psychological, and economic) and I try to accompany my clients through the story they are trying to locate with all of these factors in mind. My approach to therapy is grounded in psychodynamic psychotherapy, including relational and psychoanalytic approaches, meaning that I am interested in working with the emotions that animate an individual’s life, and in understanding a person’s emotional life and their origins, cycles, and patterns. I also have experience working with DBT, Narrative Therapy, and Motivational interviewing. While I continue to deepen my training, I take a multifaceted and eclectic approach to working with the patient where they are. I have been working directly with clients for over five years, nearly three of those are post-masters. I also have experience working in the arts, publishing, and at a dual diagnosis rehabilitation facility, which helped spur on my interest in working with individuals who are at the precipice of change in their lives, whether internal, external, or both.

Telephone - 604-428-1139
Community Focus:
Women, BIPOC, Couples/Partners, Disability, Families, Kink Aware, LGBTQ+, Men, Neurodivergent, New To Canada, Non-Binary, Parents, Polyamorous, Religious, Seniors, Sex Work Positive, Spiritual, Teens, Trans-Specific
Anxiety, ADD/ADHD, Anger, Bipolar, Body Image, Borderline, Break-Ups, Burnout/Stress, C-PTSD, Childhood Abuse, Chronic Illness, Codependence, Depression, Eating Issues, Family of Origin, Grief/Loss, Intimacy/Sex, Palliative Support, Post Partum, PTSD, Relationships, Self Esteem, Sexual Assault, Suicidality, Trauma
Strengths Based, Anti-Oppressive, Attachment Focused, CBT, DBT, Narrative, Psychoanalytic, Trauma Informed
Languages Spoken:
* Available In-Person in British Columbia
* Available Virtually (Online) in British Columbia
Vancouver, BC

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