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Feeling stuck? Together we can change that.
I partner with my clients to discover new, workable ways to improve their experience with life. Together we find opportunities to enrich their daily lives, and their relationships with others and themselves. An environment of safety and trust empowers my clients to reconnect with their values, realize their potential to achieve their goals, and discover the means to a calmer, more peaceful existence.
My education, memberships, and experience:
I have my Masters of Arts degree in Counselling Psychology, am a Registered Clinical Counsellor with the British Columbia Association of Clinical Counsellors and a Registered Social Worker with the British Columbia College of Social Workers. I also hold membership with the Association of Contextual Behavioural Science.
I bring additional, post-graduate training in many areas to my practice; including depression, anxiety, stress management, self-esteem issues, trauma and abuse, emotional difficulties, life transitions, family and relationship conflict, grief, loss and addictions.
I currently have a part-time private practice, and work for the Vancouver Coastal Health Authority in a mental health community team. I also provide contract therapeutic services to other government agencies in the lower mainland area. My previous clinical experience includes various environments, from school boards to several non-profit organizations, and a wide range of clientele facing an array of difficulties. I have years of experience counselling youth, adults, couples and families.
My therapeutic practice is integrative utilizing primarily Cognitive-Behavioural (CBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Dialectical-Behavioural (DBT), E.M.D.R., Existential and Collaborative techniques. I understand that everyone is unique, and work with my clients to find the approach that is the best fit for them. I take a flexible approach to therapy, and have the ability to work with a wide range of clients and situations.
I offer a free 30 minute telephone consultation to all potential new clients; an opportunity for you to learn more about me and how I work, ask any questions, and most importantly ensure that you feel comfortable. You can also visit my website to for more information.
To get started on your path towards a life with less suffering and turmoil, contact me by phone or by email any time. Sliding scale is available, dependant upon individual circumstances.
"What we achieve inwardly, will change outer reality" - Otto Rank
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For further information, visit Joy Sereda's website.