Counselling

60 Minutes (including setting and cleaning up)

Many extended health plans cover 12 sessions a year for a Registered Therapeutic Counsellor

Direct billing to:

Autism Funding Unit

Affordable Child Care Benefit & Special Needs Supplement

District Learnings

Approach

  • ASIST Suicide Intervention

  • Post-suicide support

  • Client Lead

  • Expressive Arts

  • Play Therapy

  • Resource Focused

  • Relatioship Development

  • Self-Reg

  • Sensory Integration

  • Sensory Based Attunement

  • Somatic

  • Trauma-Informed

  • Dr. Greene's CPS

I work with children between 2 and 13 years old and their families improve their quality of life and to empower them to grow in authentic and meaningful ways.  Sometimes, children cannot bring themselves to talk about particular issues, and this therapy can help them discover ways to express, form meaningful connections, and find their inner resources and strength. Also, I support parents to explore their unique strengths and gently walk them through the hard stuff together. Whether you need an empathetic holding place or concrete skill based solutions for your family needs, it would be my honour and pleasure to help you.

I have specialized expertise in supporting children with developmental and neurological differences. This also includes children with non-verbal autism or intellectual disability. Although talking or conversation may be a part of this experience, no verbal response is required from the child.

 

Each session is a child-lead and collaborative process with following and subtle guiding. We may talk, play, or explore colour or sounds. The therapy process looks different for each person as I respond to the unique needs of that individual, on that day, in that moment.

Cherish Clinic in Burnaby is perfectly suited to support children under the age of 13 and their families.  Most children are not the sit-down-and-talk type.  Often, they require different ways to connect and express. This space is well equipped to support many sensory needs and active bodies.  There is a low sensory room and another space with a rock climbing wall, swings, hammocks, trampolines, and more.  Fenced-in outdoor space is also available for children who are more regulated in an outdoor environment. 

Compass Clinic in Vancouver is available for older teens, adults, and parent consultation and counselling only.

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