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- Child play therapy for many issues including adoption and attachment
- Family counselling
- Parenting skills training
- Support for School issues
- Support for parents
- Teen counselling
- Support with transitions
- Grief and loss
- Life Transitions
- Couple Issues
I believe that families are the foundation of any society. As parents you create the future through your children. Occasionally we encounter challenges and need some encouragement to overcome these. I can provide guidance and support for parents to help strengthen the family unit and create a new dynamic within your family.
Children also face many stresses in this ever-changing world and struggle to learn how to navigate their way. Using play your child can explore and learn about him/herself and the world. Play is a powerful medium through which children express themselves and work to resolve issues that may arise from time to time.
I hold a Masters degree in Counselling Psychology from the Adler School of Professional Psychology and I am Registered Clinical Counsellor. Additionally, I have a certificate in Expressive Play Therapy and have worked for over 10 years as an elementary classroom and special education teacher in the public school system. In total, I have worked with children and families for over 20 years in different capacities.
I can offer you and your family the following:
I also counsel adults in the following areas: (This is just a sample of some of the issues.)
I am a member in good standing of BCACC, BCPTA and NASAP. Apart from my other credentials, I hold a certificate in Expressive Play Therapy, level 1 training for EMDR, Neurofeedback and Bodynamics Foundation Training. I am also a trained facilitator of the Roots of Empathy Program, F.R.I.E.N.D.S program, the Systematic Training for Effective Parenting (STEP) program and a certified Positive Discipline Parent Educator . I am currently the President BC Play Therapy Association.
For further information, visit Johanna Simmons's website.