Areas of practice
- Anxiety and/or Panic
- Asperger's Syndrome
- Asperger's Syndrome
- Attention Deficit Disorder - ADHD
- Autism and Developmental Disorders
- Self-Esteem Issues
- Acceptance & Commitment Therapy
- Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)
- Family Systems
- Humanistic Therapy
- Mindfulness approaches
- Narrative Therapy
- ONLINE / VIRTUAL / TELEHEALTH COUNSELLING
- Solution Focused Therapy
- Video Counselling
Counselling practice website:www.raersw.wordpress.com/
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, depression, insecurities, and fear. Many of my clients are neurodivergent - on the autism spectrum and/or are considered gifted.
My approach incorporates cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT), acceptance-commitment therapy, and narrative theories; tailored to meet each individual client’s needs. I work from a strengths-focused and client-centered approach to assist individuals and families in achieving their own therapeutic goals. My pronouns are she/her
I am an affiliate of The Redpath Centre, a private mental health organization specializing in autism and mental health. I have worked in hospitals, schools, community organizations, forensic psychiatry settings, and child welfare settings. I also contribute to and conduct research in the areas of autism, intellectual and developmental disability, mental health service provision, and co-parenting and family relationships with autistic individuals.
Practice Focus: Neurodiversity, anxiety, panic, depression, self-esteem and confidence, navigating giftedness, facing fears, mental health promotion, behaviour support, support across the lifespan with autistic and/or gifted individuals as well as parents and siblings of autistic and/or gifted individuals, and autistic and/or gifted females. Please note that a formal diagnosis of autism or giftedness is not necessary to receive services.
Individual counselling for youth and adults (and gifted children) to address challenges associated with anxiety and depression, autism, giftedness, relationship challenges, self-esteem and confidence, school and employment challenges.
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, autism and mental health, autism across the lifespan, social work in the healthcare system, professional consultation supports.
*Please note that if you have a child/youth (6-18 years) with autism, the British Columbia Ministry of Children and Family Development may provide you with financial supports for family counseling/therapy via Autism Funding Program