Areas of practice
- Anger Management Issues
- Anxiety and/or Panic
- Autism and Developmental Disorders
- Career Issues
- Chronic Pain
- Family Caregiver Stress
- Grief and Loss - General
- Marriage and/or Relationship Issues
- Men's Issues
- Professional Burnout
- Stress Management
- Women's Issues
- Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)
- Expressive Arts Therapies
- Family Systems
- Gottman Method Couples Therapy
- Play Therapy
- Solution Focused Therapy
- Vocational Counselling
Counselling practice website:www.FamilyHopeClinic.com
Angela uses evidence-based skills and strategies to support people of all abilities and their families to develop strong, connected and trusting relationships.
Angela supports you to develop understanding about your life experiences and the patterns that have unfolded. She helps you to see your strengths and your ability to monitor and affirm progress as you approach your goals. Angela creates a therapeutic space for clients to reconnect with self and others. Clients develop supportive relationships and enriching relationships by gaining assertiveness skills and increased awareness of their inner strengths and resources.
With the Gottman method as a compass, couples build communication, conflict repair skills, empathy, trust, intimacy and a sense of we during sessions with Angela. Art therapy and other creative modalities are available also to help open communication when words are difficult or unknown. With a variety of options to express oneself, possibilities come into focus and hope grows.
Angela has developed practices that provide supports to parents and families. Parents and family members offer the greatest influence on a child’s template for the development of healthy relationships. A child’s ability to self-regulate, cope with stress and deal with conflict; as well as, build healthy attachments and communicate effectively are cornerstone building blocks to lifelong happiness. Angela’s passion for couples and family work was first lit by her love of children and awareness of their dependency on the health of the environment to nurture their greatest potential.
My professional background...
I founded The Family Hope Clinic in 2011. I am a Registered Clinical Counsellor (#13703), Certified Canadian Counsellor (#9554) & 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, Angela provides mentorship to counsellors seeking to build their practice and brings with her specialty training in Career Counselling. Angela is the recipient of the SBOT award, Entrepreneur of the Year 2015 for Women in Surrey and received recognition as a top 3 New Business in Surrey in 2013.
Angela has special interest in the area of Self-Care for Professional Helpers/Counsellors and her research was highlighted at the 2015 Canadian Counselling and Psychotherapy Association Conference.
Angela is an active community volunteer and is 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. She supported the activities of the CYMHSU LAT and provide public education and speaking engagements about mental health.
Special areas of interest:
Pre-Marital/Couples, Disabilities, Mental Health, Seniors & Dementia/Alzheimer's, Missionary/Clergy and Clinical Supervision/Self-care of Professional Helpers
Client fee individuals:$140/hour plus GST
Client fee couples/families:$140/hour plus GST