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Treatment Specializations

  • High Achiever Stress, Anxiety, Burnout & Career Challenges

  • Women's Trauma, Self Esteem & Identity

  • Parents & Couples - Mindful Care-giving

  • Maternal Mental Health

Special Populations Served:

  • Neurodivergent Parents & Couples (ie. Autistic, ADHD, and/or with Gifted children or partners)

  • Women & Mothers

  • Executives, Professionals & Entrepreneurs

  • Parent Advocacy Support

Approaches

  • Person-centred & strengths-based approach

  • Solution-Focused Therapy

  • Attachment theory

  • EFFT

  • Lifespan Integration (Level 1 certified)

Credentials

  • Registered Clinical Counsellor (RCC) (#22599) with BC Association of Clinical Counsellors (BCACC)

  • Master’s in Counselling Psychology - 2023

  • Bachelor of Arts - Child & Youth Care Counselling - 2008

  • Child & Youth Care Counselling Diploma - 2006

  • 15+ years of experience in mental health treatment.

Hello, I'm Vanessa

Helping stressed out, anxious, neurodivergent women, mothers, couples, and professionals balance a complex life and journey to greater peace, contentment, and authenticity is my passion. Working on managing emotions, building healthy coping skills and creating YOUR meaningful life is what I do. I use a biopsychosocial approach that considers your whole person and the many factors that influence your life - I centre your experience and challenges in our work.

I am a mother of three children, and I understand what it’s like to balance the needs of many including oneself. I am excited to meet you where you are and help you take a pause, unsubscribe, try something different, and problem solve in a holistic way focused on appreciating your gifts and normalizing your lived experience. I work by meeting your individual & diverse needs as fully as I can while creating a warm and empathetic environment for you to feel seen and heard. 

My Professional Background: I am an clinical counsellor with a Bachelor of Arts in Child & Youth Care Counselling and a Master’s in Counselling Psychology. I worked in inpatient psychiatry at BC Children’s Hospital for ten years with children, youth and their caregivers with mental health & behavioural challenges, along with many other front-line therapeutic roles, and I am taking everything I have learned to bring it into my adult-focused clinical counselling now.

My Availability: Variable daytime hours - virtual.

 

CostI am taking private pay clients starting at $135/ hour.

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