Ms Elena Starr, MEd

Canadian Certified Counsellor (CCC) #9581

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About Elena

One of the ways that I usually work with children is through using Play Therapy. 

What is Play Therapy?

A child's natural way of learning and expressing themselves is through play. While an adult might use 'talk therapy' to help them cope with difficulties, this method doesn't really work well for most children. This is because their cognitive abilities and verbal skills are still developing. Rather than focusing on talking, play therapy supports children's healing through creative and experiential means.

During a session, Elena and your child will work together in the playroom equipped with therapeutic toys that encourage imagination. Through creative play, your child can express and explore his or her feelings, make sense of life experiences, and develop new ways of coping with stress. Elena uses the sand tray, puppets, art, role play, clay, and a variety of other methods as part of the therapy experience.  Each child is different in which modality they prefer.

Play Therapy offers children an experience of acceptance, non-judgement, encouragement and freedom. It supports a child's ability to work with their experiences through play, helping them grow towards healing, health and resilience.

  • Practice Information
    Experienced helping people with:
    • Adolescence Issues
    • Anger Issues
    • Anxiety
    • Autism
    • Bullying
    • Children and Childhood Issues
    • Depression
    • Disability Related Issues
    • Divorce
    • Grief and Loss
    • Learning Disabilities
    • Obsessive Compulsive Disorder
    • Parenting Issues
    • Teenage and Young Adult Issues
    • Trauma Issues
    I use the following approaches:
    • Art Therapy
    • Attachment-Based Therapy (children)
    • Client-Centered Psychotherapy
    • Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)
    • Expressive Therapies
    • Family Systems
    • Mindfulness
    • Narrative Therapy
    • Play Therapy
    • Sandplay Therapy
    For members of the Queer community:
    • I Welcome Queer Identity Clients
  • Location Information
    Practice Locations
    Starr Counselling
    301 - 220 Brew Street Port Moody, BC V3H 3W6
    Accessibility
    • Bus Service
    • Free Parking
    • Rapid Transit
    • Wheelchair Accessible
    Languages

    Services offered in English only.

  • Availability & Rates
    Availability
    Monday10:00am - 7:30pm
    Tuesday10:00am - 7:30pm
    Wednesday10:00am - 7:30pm
    Friday10:00am - 4:30pm
    Saturday11:00am - 2:30pm
    Client Rates
    Individual Therapy$140 / 60min

    Note: If seeking reimbursement from an insurance provider, please check coverage amounts and details with them.

    Payment Options
    • Cash
    • Cheque
    • Visa
    • Amex
    • e-Transfer