Irene V. Peterson
Counselling Services Inc.
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Registered Clinical Counsellors
RPN, BA, BSW, MSW, RSW, RCC
Irene is a certified Level II EMDR Trauma Therapist, specializing in trauma resolution with children, adults, and families who are victims of crime, physical and sexual abuse, family violence, and motor vehicle accident trauma. Irene also works with individuals experiencing grief and loss due to terminal illness, death, relationship losses, marital issues, and divorce/blended family concerns. Irene has significant experience with Aboriginal and Metis communities throughout the Lower Mainland and Fraser Valley. Irene's professional experience also includes working within the health care, hospice, criminal justice and foster care systems, as well as assisting with the adoption process at home and abroad. As part of her practice, Irene works with a variety of agencies and organizations, including: WorkSafe BC, Crime Victims Assistance Programs, Veterans Affairs, First Nations Health, the Residential School Program, and ICBC. Irene's clinical expertise is trauma, utilizing EMDR, Exposure Therapy, CBT, DBT, Emotion Focused Therapy, Grief and Loss Therapy. With a background in Nursing, Counselling, and Administration that spans more than three decades, Irene provides clients with the knowledge and tools to address life's challenges, and move forward with a renewed sense of understanding to promote healing.
Irene can be reached on her mobile at 604-897-1462.
MBA, MA, RCC, CCC
Sandra's warm and caring therapeutic approach facilitates her clients' personal progress towards healing. Sandra works with clients of all ages to help them with life's challenges including depression, anxiety, conflict, family difficulties, and life transitions. Sandra's specialization is trauma therapy: she is experienced in clinical approaches to trauma therapy such as EMDR and OEI. In addition, Sandra is skilled in CBT, DBT, and Emotion Focused Couples Therapy. Sandra has combined a background in Business Administration and Counselling Psychology to cultivate a deep understanding of change management and is able to assist people faced with changes in their workplace environment. Sandra is fluent in Spanish.
Sandra can be reached at 1-866-791-9131 (toll-free). Please visit www.sandradykstra.ca for more details.
Melissa specializes in the areas of childhood and adolescent mental health, such as anxiety, trauma, depression, oppositional and conduct disorder and other behavioral and learning disorders. She also has experience working with individuals, and families affected by ADHD, Complex Developmental Behavioral Disorder, Fetal Alcohol Disorder (and other pre-natal exposures), as well as Asperger's disorder. She is passionate about advocacy within various organizations, building parental confidence and finding creative solutions to challenging situations. She is available for consultations for organizations, as well as parents regarding advocacy, and organization navigation. She is trained in Integrative Listening Systems through ILS, EMDR, CBT, and Play Therapy.
Please visit her website for more details at www.melissaredekop.com
BSW, MSW, RSW, RCC
Charn is committed to providing counselling in a way that is comfortable, safe, open and supportive; she will walk alongside you in your journey towards wellness and change. Charn is available to work with individuals of all ages struggling with a variety of challenges: abuse, anger management, anxiety/worry, career/work guidance, chronic pain, depression, domestic abuse/violence, family conflict, grief/loss, life transitions, multicultural issues, parenting difficulties, relationships, separation/divorce, stress, substance use, trauma and PTSD. Charn draws upon her experience and training in diverse therapeutic approaches and her work in healthcare in ER: Family Systems, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Solution-Focused, Motivational Interviewing, Mindfulness, Feminist, Anti-Oppressive, Person-Centered, Cross-Cultural, Strength Based, Trauma Focused and EMDR.
Services are available in English, Punjabi and Hindi. Charn can be reached on her mobile at 604-854-0702.
BSW, MSW, RSW
Randy is an approachable, warm, experienced therapist, passionate about his work and life. Randy is committed to helping clients become "unstuck" by assisting them in developing new skills and strategies that will enable them to live life to the fullest. Randy has 18 years experience working with children, youth, adults and families, and extensive experience in healthcare working with clients living with chronic illness and disease. Randy's therapeutic style includes using an eclectic, developmental, cognitive behavioral, solution-focused style to assist clients in becoming more mindful of their lives. Randy's areas of interest include depression, anxiety, self-esteem, conflict resolution, stress management, chronic disease management, grief and loss, life coaching, career planning and transitioning, personal growth, and personal, professional, familial relationship challenges. Randy's inspirational, motivational and humorous outside the box approach focuses on getting results as clients are assisted in obtaining the outcomes they desire in a timely and efficient manner.
Randy can be reached at 604-856-4673 or email@example.com.
BSW, MSW, RCSW
Bobbi is an authentic and transparent Registered Clinical Social Worker passionate about our potential for overcoming life’s challenges. She has substantial counselling experience in healthcare, mental health and with the Criminal Justice System with individuals, couples, families and groups. Her practice incorporates Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Mindfulness-Based Cognitive/Stress Reduction, EMDR and Dialectical Behavioural Therapies among other evidence-based approaches. Bobbi addresses with clients issues related to adjustment, transitions, trauma, critical incidents, loss, grief, anxiety and depression. She works with adults and specializes with those who have experienced psychological abuse or the impact of other forms of violence. Bobbi’s orientation as a therapist is towards hope. healing, and growth. She is client-centred, empathetic and honours the experiences, strengths and spirituality of the individual.
Please contact Bobbi directly. Telephone 778.548.1878
Dr. Jelica Todosijevic, R. Psych
I know that it takes a lot of courage to reach out for help at times when we feel distressed, overwhelmed, vulnerable, confused, wrought with sadness, shame, hurt, guilt, intense worry... Some of us have been told or made to feel that we do not deserve better, or that we are not lovable enough, or smart enough, or thin enough, or strong enough, or funny enough, or healthy enough… Sometimes we spend years hiding the pain and the struggle for fear of being judged and rejected, or seek refuge in food, alcohol, drugs, sex, or self-harm to cope with the belief that we can never feel differently about ourselves or the world. In her practice Jelica focuses on helping clients to develop a different relationship with themselves - one based on acceptance, self-respect, and empowerment through understanding and addressing the barriers to building a more balanced and fulfilling life. That includes learning skills to correct the ongoing cognitive, behavioral, and emotional struggles, as well as working on understanding the origins of the beliefs and attitudes that keep us feeling powerless against repeating our negative patterns. Jelica uses person centered integrative approach to treatment (drawing from CBT, DBT, interpersonal, and mindfulness-based strategies).
For more information, please visit her web page at www.bcpsychology.com or contact her directly by phone or text at 778-233-0972
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