Counselling

Participation in counselling can result in a number of benefits to you, including improving interpersonal relationships and resolution of the specific concerns that led you to seek help. Working toward these benefits, however, requires effort on your part. Counselling requires your very active involvement, honesty, and openness in order to change your thoughts, feelings, and/or behaviour. I wil... Read More

Participation in counselling can result in a number of benefits to you, including improving interpersonal relationships and resolution of the specific concerns that led you to seek help. Working toward these benefits, however, requires effort on your part. Counselling requires your very active involvement, honesty, and openness in order to change your thoughts, feelings, and/or behaviour. I will ask for your feedback and views on your therapy, its progress, and other aspects of the process and will expect you to respond openly and honestly. Sometimes more than one approach can be helpful in dealing with a certain situation.

During evaluation or counselling, remembering or talking about unpleasant events, feelings, or thoughts can result in you experiencing considerable discomfort or strong feelings of anger, sadness, worry, fear, etc., or experiencing anxiety, depression, insomnia, etc. I may challenge some of your assumptions or perceptions or propose different ways of looking at, thinking about, or handling situations, which can cause you to feel very upset, angry, depressed, challenged, or disappointed. Attempting to resolve issues that brought you to therapy in the first place, such as personal or interpersonal relationships, may result in changes that were not originally intended.

Counselling may result in decisions about changing behaviours, employment, substance use, schooling, housing, or relationships. Sometimes a decision that is positive for one family member is viewed quite negatively by another family member. Change will sometimes be easy and swift, but more often it will be slow and even frustrating. There is no guarantee that counselling will yield positive or intended results. During the course of therapy, I am likely to draw on various psychological approaches according, in part, to the problem that is being treated and my assessment of what will best benefit you.

Hi, I’m Raven Adams! I am a Registered Social Worker (#13904) providing private therapy services with a Biblical worldview. I believe wellness and rich healing involves our mind, body, and soul.

I’m passionate about undoing aloneness and creating a feeling of belonging. Feeling seen and accepted sets the stage for transformational growth. I’ll work with you to bring awareness to patterns in relationships, behaviours, and thoughts. Together, we’ll tend to the emotions that live beneath.

I serve a variety of people with a particular focus by affirming the experiences of Black and Brown folks. I also specialize in working with clients healing from difficult childhoods. I am primarily guided by experiential therapies and attachment theory when addressing childhood trauma.

Hi, I’m Raven Adams! I am a Registered Social Worker (#13904) providing private therapy services ... Read More

My name is Linda Masila, a Registered Social Worker with the British Columbia College of Social Workers (RSW #15761). I have a Master of Social Work Degree from Wilfried Laurier University. With over 7 years of counselling experience working with individuals, families, couples, children, and youth, I am honoured to support my clients on their journeys.

As humans, we are faced with stress and various life challenges. My role as a counsellor is to support you as you explore the power and the possibilities within you. I will walk with you as you work through the challenges and difficulties that may cause fear, shame, negative emotions/beliefs, and behaviours while allowing you to recognize the role of triggers. We will work together to help you develop more self-awareness and the language to describe what is happening to regain a sense of hope and belonging.

I am passionate about working with people from all walks of life; I work from a place of cultural awareness and appreciate each client’s unique strengths and perspectives.

My therapeutic belief is that each client is an expert in their journey. Thus, my goal is to support and empower people toward the growth of their authentic selves and to help them live a more fulfilling life.

My name is Linda Masila, a Registered Social Worker with the British Columbia College of Social W... Read More

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