Irene McCready


Registered Social Worker

Vancouver and Lower Mainland
In Person, Online
Accepting New Clients

Irene McCready is a Registered Social Worker located in Vancouver providing counselling online and in-person from her office in Abbotsford. Whether your healing journey relates to anxiety, depression, relationship stress, low self-esteem or addiction, Irene will be a committed partner in it. In her own words:  “Where do you find meaning? What is essential to you? Stress is often the result of losing touch with what is meaningful to you.  If you are seeking to enlarge your capacity to feel, think and be in authentic relationship with yourself and others, I can help. I can help you pinpoint the obstacles that prevent you from thriving and develop strategies to remove them. You are the Focus.”

Irene believes that healing can be complex, and everyone’s experience is different. Her core belief is that we all have strengths of which we are sometimes unaware. You are not alone. Counselling is far more than a “quick fix” to solving problems. It is about creating deep and enduring change and finding new ways of approaching problems. In working with Irene, you can discover the possibilities that life holds. Through counselling, Irene is able to help you cultivate resilience and develop strategies to live a robust, full life.

Client Focus: Couples Children (5 – 12 years) Adults
Areas of Practice: Anger Management Anxiety and stress Body Image Careers and Workplace Issues Dialectical Behavioural Therapy Depression Eating Disorders Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) Gottman Couples Method Grief and Loss Health Problems or Disabilities Indigenous LGBTQ2S+ Prenatal and postnatal Substance Use Parenting Self Esteem Trauma Mindfulness
Types of Therapy: Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) Advanced Practitioner in Functional Imagery Dialectical Behaviour Therapy Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Narrative Therapy Gottman Method Couples Therapy Attachment Theory Mindfulness Solutions Focused Therapy


  • Bachelor of Applied Arts, Ryerson University
  • Bachelor of Social Work, Ryerson University
  • Master of Social Work, University of Toronto
  • Advanced Practitioner in Functional Imagery

Registrations and Memberships

  • Registered Social Worker, BC College of Social Workers #10781