Hello, my name is Jan, and I am a Registered Clinical Counsellor with 18 years of counselling experience. My passion for working with people began at a young age. This passion led me to an educational journey that has focused on mental health, substance use issue, trauma, and teaching. I have a Master of Counselling through Athabasca University, a post-grad certificate in Substance Use Counselling, training in CBT, DBT, Narrative Therapy and neuropsychological trauma therapy, the Gottman Method Couples Therapy. Over the past 25 years, I have worked in a variety of settings including community services, non-profit agencies, a youth health centre, private practice, schools, and children and family service agencies.
I have had the privilege of working with people impacted by trauma, substance use, violence, relationship difficulties, and mental health issues. My educational background and experience working with individuals, couples, and families from a variety of backgrounds and ages has helped develop my abilities and integrated therapeutic approach. I specialize in working with:
- Individuals impacted by or struggling with substance use issues
- Youth and adults who have experienced trauma
- Youth in Foster Care with complex issues including anxiety, trauma, attachment issues, self-harm, and emotional dysregulation
- Foster Care Families
- Youth and adults struggling with emotional triggers
- Relationship issues
My approach to therapy is compassionate and person-centred. I provide a safe, nonjudgmental space where we can work together to create a therapeutic plan that is in line with your values, beliefs, and goals.
Over the past 20 years, I have also provided training for foster parents, social workers, and practitioners. Upon request, I can provide workshops or presentations relating to trauma and parenting, trauma and fostering, substance use related topics, and managing emotional triggers (including “anger management”). Please contact me for further details.
If you would like to set an appointment or ask me a question please email me at email@example.com or text me at 604-798-4411 and I will call you back.
I currently work in the office only on Fridays, but I can set virtual appointments on Tuesdays and Saturdays.
My fees are $120 for individual sessions and $130 for couples or family sessions.