Areas of practice
- Anxiety and/or Panic
- Attention Deficit Disorder - ADHD
- Autism and Developmental Disorders
- Self-Esteem Issues
- Acceptance & Commitment Therapy
- ADD and ADHD Coping Strategies
- Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)
- Emotion Focused Therapy
- Family Systems
- Humanistic Therapy
- Mindfulness approaches
- Online / Virtual / Telehealth Counselling
- Solution Focused Therapy
- Telephone Counselling
- Video Counselling
Counselling practice website:www.raemorriscounselling.com
About me: I am a cisgender woman (she/her pronouns) and settler on the traditional, unceded, and ancestral territories of the Coast Salish Peoples. I am a Registered Clinical Social Worker who provides private counseling/therapy services for individuals and families across the lifespan to address and explore challenges with mental health, neurodiversity, well-being, confidence and relationships. Many of my clients are experiencing challenges with anxiety, social anxiety, identity, depression, insecurities, and fear. Many of my clients are neurodivergent adults (particularly women and non-gender-binary identifying) who have suspected or confirmed diagnoses of autism, ADHD and/or are considered gifted or highly intelligent.
My approach is mainly grounded in a neurodiversity-affirming perspective and incorporates cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT), acceptance-commitment therapy, and emotion-focused therapy; tailored to meet each individual client’s needs. I work from a strengths-focused, client-centered, and trauma-informed approach to assist individuals and families in achieving their own therapeutic goals.
Outside of my clinical practice, I am a PhD Candidate and Sessional Instructor in the School of Social Work at the University of British Columbia. I contribute to and conduct research in the areas of neurodiversity, autism, intellectual and developmental disability, mental health service provision, employment, and co-parenting and family relationships with autistic individuals. I teach advanced practice courses in the Master of Social Work program.
Practice Focus: Neurodiversity; anxiety; panic; depression; self-esteem and confidence; navigating giftedness; facing fears; mental health promotion; processing diagnoses and learning about autism, ADHD, giftedness and other neurodivergent labels; support across the lifespan with neurodivergent individuals as well as parents and siblings of neurodivergent individuals. Please note that formal diagnoses are not necessary to receive services.
Individual counselling for youth and adults (and gifted children) to address challenges associated with neurodiversity, anxiety and depression, autism, ADHD, giftedness, relationship challenges, self-esteem and confidence, school and employment challenges, self-awareness and self-identity crises.
Family counselling for communication and relationship challenges, preparing for crisis, supporting mental health in the family, supporting neurodivergent family members.
Community supports including workshops on parenting and mental health, resilience in the workplace, neurodiversity and mental health, incorporating a neurodiversity perspective to practice across various settings, social work in the healthcare system, and professional consultation supports.
I also have Associates working on my team who offer individual and family counselling supports. Please visit my website for more information about their approach and populations served.
*Please note that if you have a child/youth (0-19 years) who is Autistic, the British Columbia Ministry of Children and Family Development may provide you with financial supports for family counseling/therapy via Autism Funding Program. I am set up as a service provider with this program and am able to bill them directly for our sessions.