Areas of practice
- Abuse - Emotional, Physical, Sexual
- Addictions - Including Substances
- Anxiety and/or Panic
- Attention Deficit Disorder - ADHD
- Trauma Counselling
- Acceptance & Commitment Therapy
- ADD and ADHD Coping Strategies
- Body Centred Therapy
- Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)
- Critical Incident Stress Management
- Dialectical Behaviour Therapy
- Emotion Focused Therapy
- Internal Family Systems
- Mindfulness approaches
- Narrative Therapy
- Relational Psychotherapy
Counselling practice website:www.homecomingcounselling.com
Welcome! I commend you if you are here - it takes courage and strength to seek out therapy. I'm Carly - a Registered Clinical Counsellor (RCC) with the British Columbia Association of Clinical Counsellors (BCACC). My therapeutic areas of specialization include anxiety, depression + burnout, addiction, post-traumatic recovery, and ADHD.
I use an integrated, mind-body supporting blend of compassion-informed, evidence-based therapies to help clients better understand, cope with and heal from the impacts anxiety, depression, trauma, addiction and ADHD on their lives, sense of self and identity, and uncover their full potential that has always existed beneath these struggles. Alternately, if you have just been feeling off, stuck, not yourself or low for the past while - but aren't quite sure what's wrong - I'd love to speak to you further about helping you clarify what you've been struggling with and offering you the tools and supports to come back home to yourself through counselling.
I am a resolute believer and advocate that counselling, and the type of mind-body integrated therapeutic approach I offer, can be a meaningful and effective starting point to a mental health recovery plan or personal growth and understanding journey. Whether you need a safe, caring, understanding, and non-judgmental place to come talk about what's been bothering you, or you know what you are wanting to work on and just aren't sure what the right tools or next steps are for you - counselling can help connect you to the clarity and assurance you need to be your full, most equipped self.
My practice is currently exclusively online delivering evidence-based, compassion-centered therapies for treatment resistant anxiety and panic, depression and burnout, self-esteem and addiction struggles, ADHD, post-traumatic stress and abuse recovery, through a secure, PIDEPA approved tele-health platform called iCouch I have specific experience and training for working with self-esteem and regulation injuries related to emotional, psychological and sexual abuse as well as narcissistic injury.
You do not need to have a specific diagnosis to work with me, although I am experienced in treating individuals diagnosed with anxiety and panic disorder, major depression or acute depressive episodes, substance dependence or abuse, bipolar disorder, and borderline personality disorder.
If you are unsure of what has been bothering you, but know that you have been struggling, I offer informal assessments as part of my treatment planning, and can refer you to the appropriate supports for formal assessment. I work in a de-pathologizing way and believe that you are not your diagnosis, nor is effective therapy dependent on having a diagnosis. I work with client's goals and life priorities, addressing blocks to full functioning and daily impairments, as well as unmet needs, as a core directive for facilitating therapeutic focus and change.
I offer complimentary 20 min inquiry calls/consultations for new clients.
The best way to reach me is through email. I currently have a small waitlist (2-3 weeks), but am continuing to offer phone and video consultations at regular intervals through this time.
- Body Oriented Trauma Counselling (Crisis and Trauma Resource Institute) -2022
- Compassion Fatigue Seminar (PESI) -2021 Working with Intergenerational Trauma via Internal Family Systems (PESI) - 2021
- Foundations of Narrative Therapy (VSNT) - 2020 Somatic Trauma and Telehealth Certification w Janina Fischer (PESI) - 2020
- Addiction Care and Treatment Certification (UBC eCPD Faculty of Medicine) - 2019
Client fee individuals:$125 per session + GST