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My approach with couples & families is delivered with compassion, honesty & confidence.
Masters of Arts in Counselling and Psychotherapy (MACP)
Diploma (2 years, included a thesis) Vancouver Art Therapy Institute (DVATI)
Bachelors of Arts in Child & Youth Care (BA-CYC)
Diploma (2 years) Community Support Work
Levels 1, 2 & 3 Gottman Method
Certificate: Mental Health Commission of Canada: Mental Health First Aid Trainer
Certificate: Children Who Witness Violence Facilitator Training
Critical Incident Stress Management Certificate – Level 1
Critical Incident Response for the Workplace
#5850 Counselling Supervision, Dr. Blythe Shepard, University of Lethbridge
My training has prepared me with evidence-based skills and strategies so that I may support people of all abilities and their families to develop strong, connected and trusting relationships.
My first aim is to understand what you want and need to achieve during therapy. I support you to make a map of your journey and your ability to monitor and affirm progress leading to your goals. In many cases, when clients heal from disconnection within self and with others, they are free to develop increased supportive relationships, increased awareness of untapped inner and shared strengths and resources.
With the Gottman method as our compass, couples build communication, conflict repair skills, empathy, trust, intimacy and a sense of we during our sessions. Along with art therapy and other creative modalities, expression is unlimited by words that might be difficult or unknown, possibilities come into focus and hope grows.
Over the years, I have developed practices that provide focal supports to the parental relationship and family unit. Parents and family offer the greatest influence in the development of their children’s template for relationships. Children’s ability to self-regulate, cope with stress and deal with conflict; as well as, build healthy attachments is cornerstone. My passion for couples and family work was first lit by my love of children and my awareness of their dependency on the health of the environment around them to fulfill their greatest potential. It is an honor to walk side by side with individuals and families as they heal, gain greater awareness and cultivate fulfillment in their life!
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My professional background...
I founded The Family Hope Clinic in 2014. I am a registered clinical counsellor & registered art therapist, university instructor & clinical supervisor, providing mental health services & supports in various roles since 1990. In addition to providing direct client services and clinical supervision for counsellors, I provide mentorship to counsellors seeking to build their practice. I am honored to have been the SBOT award recipient for Entrepreneur of the Year 2015 for Women in Surrey.
I have a special interest in the area of Self-Care for Professional Helpers/Counsellors and my research was highlighted at the 2015 Canadian Counselling and Psychotherapy Association Conference.
I really enjoy volunteering my time in the community and am both the Past President of the Canadian Mental Health Association Board of Directors South Fraser Region & previous Community Member for the Youth Advisory Committee that reports to the Langley Township Council and Mayor. I currently collaborate on the CYMHSU LAT and provide public education and speaking engagements about mental health.
I welcome you to The Family Hope Clinic and remind you that all first sessions are FREE for new clients. I look forward to meeting over a cup of tea with you, if you feel we might be a good match.
Special areas of interest:
Pre-Marital/Couples, Disabilities, Mental Health, Seniors & Dementia/Alzheimer's, Missionary/Clergy and Clinical Supervision/Self-care of Professional Helpers