Danielle Simpson, MEd, MOT

Registered Clinical Counsellor (RCC)

Welcome to ARC! I’m Danielle – Registered Clinical Counsellor (RCC) in good standing with the BC Association of Clinical Counsellors (BCACC). I hold a Master’s Degree in Counselling Psychology (MEd) from Simon Fraser University (SFU), as well as a Master’s Degree in Occupational Therapy (MOT) from the University of British Columbia (UBC).

A little about me – I grew up in Vancouver and I love our city. I live downtown with my husband and two cats (Samuel L Catson & The Jetpack) and my passions are food, films, and yoga. I’m part of a weekly brunch club and I love trying out all the delicious restaurants that Vancouver has to offer. I began my career in healthcare as an Occupational Therapist (OT), and I’ve worked in hospitals, private clinics, and community practice, supporting people with a broad range of mental and physical health concerns.

With my background in OT, I bring an added layer of understanding and empathy to the counselling room. My extra training and experience has provided me with a comprehensive understanding of health, and a wide variety of skills, tools, and resources, which I strongly believe have made me a more skilled and well-rounded therapist. While I continue to enjoy working in Occupational Therapy part time, my current focus is providing counselling and psychotherapy services.

In terms of style, I value a flexible and collaborative approach to therapy. Each person who comes to therapy is unique and deserves an approach designed to fit their personality, concerns, and goals. As a therapist my job is to have the tools, knowledge, and experience to help you. I endeavour to create a safe space where you can feel comfortable sharing your story, enabling you to focus on becoming your best self.

In order to offer an integrative and flexible approach I draw from a number of therapeutic approaches: Person-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Motivational Interviewing, and the Gottman Method.

Challenges I can help you with include:

  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Post-Partum
  • Self-Esteem
  • Management of Chronic Pain/ Fibromyalgia/ IBS/ Musculoskeletal Conditions
  • Life Transitions
  • Women’s Issues
  • School & Work Concerns
  • Career Guidance
  • Relationship & Marital Issues
  • Grief & Loss
  • Anger Management

With Vancouver being such a multicultural city, I have been honoured to work with individuals, couples, and families, from very diverse backgrounds. I know it can be frightening to reach out for help, but I have witnessed firsthand the life changing effects of therapy, professionally and personally. I feel confident in saying that you can’t go wrong when you invest in yourself. I look forward to meeting you and helping you live the life you want and deserve!

Danielle is available for afternoon sessions on Sundays. Please visit our online calendar to book your first session, or start with a free consultation.

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