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.
Jess is available during daytime hours on Tuesdays and Saturdays. Please visit our online calendar to book a session now.