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- East of Burrard St. (or on Burrard) - West of Cambie St.
- Infertility issues
- Relationship issues
- Family problems
- Grief and loss
- Suicidal ideation and behaviour
- Anger issues
- Helping couples unsure of the future of their relationship.
- Improving communication between couples.
- Fostering a better understanding of each other’s needs and perspectives.
- Enhancing the emotional connection in a relationship.
Other (nearby) locations served:
You can find ways to help yourself be more okay, even when things in your life are not. This belief pretty much sums up what I strive for in myself and for my clients. That is, to have a sense of peace and wellbeing even when things in your life are difficult. Life can be really hard and honestly, quite unfair at times. And although we can’t always immediately change the situation we are in, there are often ways to be more “okay” in the situation and move toward positive change. Doing this gives us a sense of hope and control, which in turn, helps us feel better.
I’ve been doing therapy for approximately 12 years and absolutely love this work. I am Registered Clinical Counsellor (#11925) and have a PhD in Clinical Psychology from Simon Fraser University. I am also currently in the process of becoming a Registered Psychologist. Although I’ve done therapy with many different types of clients, a common theme among them has been feeling stuck and overwhelmed by life circumstances, such as relationship distress, infertility, or work issues. Many of my clients have struggled with a major life transition and experienced a great deal of distress and anxiety. And then some of my clients do not really know why they are experiencing ongoing depression and/or anxiety, they just know that they want to feel better and work toward long-term positive change. Regardless of your situation, it can be overwhelming and discouraging when you know that things are not working but you’re not sure how to fix them. Therapy can help you figure out what you need to feel better.
My approach to individual therapy is to provide a safe place for clients to express themselves and explore what’s not working in their lives. It is a supportive and non-judgmental environment that encourages you to be gentle with yourself and curious. From this place, you can more easily reflect on your true thoughts and feelings and develop insight as to what would help you feel better.
I provide individual therapy within a number of areas. My experience includes, but is not limited to helping clients deal with:
My approach in couples’ therapy is to provide an environment where both partners feel comfortable, heard, and respected. Acknowledging that a relationship needs help can make people feel vulnerable. When working with couples, I’m mindful of this and the need to create a safe place where couples can explore their relationship in a more authentic way.
I provide couples therapy with a focus on:
On occasion, I provide group talks or workshop on mindfulness, relaxation, and infertility.
Client Fee Individuals:
Client Fee Couples/Families:
For further information, visit Karla Jackson's website.
As noted above, I'm in the process of becoming a Registered Psychologist. I am currently supervised by Dr. Carole Anderson (R. Psych) as I go through the registration process. For those clients who have extended benefits that cover Registered Psychologists, your therapy may be covered. Please contact me at 604-562-3637 for more information.