Welcome to ARC, and the beginning of your healing journey! My name is Jess and I’m a Registered Clinical Counsellor (RCC) in good standing with the British Columbia Association of Clinical Counsellors (BCACC). I hold a Masters in Counselling Psychology (MCP) from Adler University and a Bachelor of Arts (BA) from Simon Fraser University.
Originally from the Gulf Islands, I grew up in a small community that allowed me to recognize the value of connection as a pathway to healing. Vancouver has now been home for over a decade, and I have loved exploring the mountains, beaches, bike paths and various beautiful neighbourhoods that this city has to offer.
Throughout my career I have had the opportunity to help youth, adults, and older adults from all walks of life. My therapeutic experiences have taught me that each of us has a unique story to tell, and that this story is often shaped by our connection to others, the world, and ourselves. My goal is to provide a safe and non-judgemental space for you to feel comfortable in sharing your story with me.
During the course of therapy I will work with you to bring about new awareness and insight. We will externalize your problems, challenge beliefs that have negatively shaped your story, and explore your strengths. I will help empower you to overcome current life barriers so that you can engage in your preferred way of being.
Although I work mostly from a Person-Centered and Narrative approach, I often integrate other therapeutic modalities (such as Solution-Focused Therapy and Adlerian Therapy) to meet your treatment needs.
Issues I am experienced in working with include:
- Anxiety, Stress, and Panic
- Grief and Loss
- Self-Esteem Issues
- Relationship Issues
- Life Transitions
Additionally, I have worked extensively with individuals dealing with addiction, and with individuals who are impacted by others’ substance use.
I can be reached directly via email (firstname.lastname@example.org), or by submitting the form below. I look forward to hearing your story, and to helping you with your journey towards healing and growth.