PO Box 252
Powell River, B.C. V8A-4Z6

Phone: (604) 414-7654

Fax: (604) 398-8404

Psychologist Powell River Therapy Counseling Assessments Testing Child Children Adults Sunshine Mental Health



Dr. Stephanie Dandrea (Kovacs)

Registered Psychologist  #2136




Sunshine Mental Health offers services for individuals of all ages. Some examples are listed below:

Assessments / Testing

  • AD/HD
  • Psychiatric


  • Employment Problems
  • Christian Counseling
  • Depression and Suicidal Thoughts
  • Panic Disorder / Panic Attacks
  • Disabilities and Chronic Illness
  • Generalized Anxiety Disorder
  • Separation Anxiety
  • School Refusal
  • Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder
  • Social Phobia
  • Adjustment Problems
  • Stress
  • Academic Difficulties
  • Life Transitions
  • Grief / Bereavement
  • Disruptive Behaviour
  • Defiance
  • Attention and Concentration Problems


Please call if you have questions about any service not listed here.

Collaborative and Active

At Sunshine Mental Health, therapy is viewed as a collaborative process where you play a key role in your treatment. Therapy is not a mysterious treatment that is done to you but rather a journey that is made with you so that you can learn to understand yourself better and become more resilient in the future. Therapy is designed to teach you new ways of thinking about the world and coping with its difficulties. Treatment will advance at a pace that is comfortable yet goal-directed. At-home activities are often assigned to support your therapeutic progress between sessions.

What is Cognitive Behavioural Therapy?

Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) is an evidence-based treatment approach that has undergone rigorous scientific testing in order to be classified as a "best practice" for many disorders, specifically depression and anxiety. The treatment focuses on identifying distorted thought patterns, feelings, and behaviours and improving their impact on one another.

The Role of Religion and Culture

Your personal values are important components of therapy. Dr. Dandrea has worked with people from a variety of faith and cultural backgrounds. Therapy is designed to respect the individual needs and values of all people.