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"Although feelings of stress, anxiety, depression or relationship conflict may sometimes seem all-encompassing, they do not define who we are. Therapy is a process, and I believe we are each the experts of our own unique lives. Together we can establish the goals of therapy, examine historical patterns that may get in the way of making positive change, and access the strength and resilience within to move forward in life."
Sandy is a Registered Clinical Counsellor with a Master of Arts in Counselling Psychology. Her practice is dedicated to working with adult individuals, couples, adolescents, and families. By creating a warm, supportive, empathic, and non-judgmental working relationship that is based on mutual trust, Sandy helps her clients positively separate themselves from the problems that disrupt their lives. Her approach is open and down-to-earth.
Sandy works with techniques that incorporate Cognitive Behaviour, Mindfulness, Narrative, Family Systems, and Adlerian approaches. She has the experience and training to work with the challenges of depression, grief, anxiety, stress, relationship and communication issues, anger, self-esteem, addiction, and life transitions. Engaging in therapeutic conversations, Sandy encourages her clients to uncover new awareness and insights.
Some effects of this work can be: A more powerful and passionate life; less reactivity; a greater sense of ease and peacefulness; and a larger capacity for acceptance and compassion.
Sandy has additional training in Family Systems, Narrative Therapy, and Gottman Couples Therapy, which allows her to address her clients’ concerns both quickly and thoroughly.
She has completed advanced training in Collaborative Divorce and Mediation and is currently serving as co-chair of the board of directors of Collaborative Divorce Vancouver, working as both a Divorce Coach and Child/Youth Specialist. Sandy also provides Hear the Child reports, and is on the roster of the Hear the Child Society of BC.
In addition to her education and experience in private practice, she has also worked in clinical settings with Family Services of Greater Vancouver and Pacific Coast Family Institute.
For further information, visit Sandy Hawkins's website.