Christen McCallum, MC MA

Registered Clinical Counsellor (RCC) #16670

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About Christen

Hi I’m Christen, a Registered Clinical Counselor with the British Columbia Association of Clinical Counselors (R.C.C.). I hold my Graduate Degree in Counselling Psychology from Adler University in Vancouver BC where I focused on trauma recovery. I also hold my Masters Degree in Community Leadership from Trinity Western where I focused on organizational and non-profit development which I completed in 2014.

I am passionate about creating a space where clients can feel secure as they explore their story in an environment of therapeutic connection. Whether you are navigating through a life transition or having problems in your relationships, having difficulties facing the world following a traumatic event or are experiencing low mood, anxiety, or struggling with your performance, my hope is that through our work you may come to find effective tools to manage your symptoms, overcome challenges, and make meaning of your circumstances as you move forward in healing. 

As a clinician, I maintain a holistic, mind-body oriented approach to therapy grounded in neuroscience, with an emphasis on attachment and relational healing. I maintain a trauma informed integrative approach to treatment and am a Certified Clinical Trauma Professional with the International Association of Trauma Professionals. In addition, I have trained in a variety of research-informed therapeutic modalities such as Client Centered Therapy, Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy, Gottman Method Couples Therapy, Emotion Focused Therapy, Imaginal Nurturing, Somatic Therapy, Ego State Therapy, Performance Enhancement, and Observed and Experiential Integration Therapy. I am a member of EMDRIA and EMDR Canada and hold advanced level training in Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing Therapy (EMDR), which has become a specialty in my practice. I also integrate components of cognitive behavioral therapy, family systems, body relaxation, narrative approaches and the therapeutic use of music with clients.

Though my training welcomes clients with varying concerns and goals, I have specific experience working with survivors of gendered violence, sexual abuse, human trafficking and work from an anti-oppression lens.

On a personal level I absolutely love to learn, explore the world, and play music any chance I can. I maintain an active lifestyle consisting of a range of mixed martial arts and group fitness activities and am an advocate for balanced healthy living. I am also a professional dog lover and hope to integrate animal therapy into practice in the future.

I understand that we can face may challenges when taking the first step to healing. My hope is that as we work together we can find a therapeutic approach to meet your individual needs so you can grow, heal and thrive. I look forwards to starting that process

  • Practice Information
    Experienced helping people with:
    • Abuse
    • Addictions
    • Anxiety
    • Children and Childhood Issues
    • Chronic Pain and Illness
    • Depression
    • Grief and Loss
    • Life Transitions
    • Pain Related Issues
    • Panic Issues
    • Post Traumatic Stress Disorder
    • Relationship Issues
    • Sexual Abuse Related Issues
    • Stress Management
    • Trauma Issues
    I use the following approaches:
    • Attachment-Based Psychotherapy
    • Client-Centered Psychotherapy
    • Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)
    • Eye Movement Desensitization And Reprocessing (EMDR)
    • Family Systems
    • Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT)
    • Online Counselling
    • Pain Management
    • Somatic Experiencing
    • Trauma Informed Counsellling
    For members of the Queer community:
    • I Welcome Queer Identity Clients
  • Location Information
    Practice Locations
    Providence Therapy
    1605 - 1166 Alberni St Vancouver, BC V6G 2V5
    Accessibility
    • Bus Service
    • Pay Parking
    • Wheelchair Accessible
    Languages

    Services offered in English only.

  • Availability & Rates
    Availability
    Tuesday8:00am - 7:30pm
    Friday9:00am - 6:30pm
    Saturday9:00am - 6:30pm
    Client Rates
    Group Therapy$20 / 60min
    Individual Therapy$140 / 60min
    Online Therapy$125 / 60min
    Sliding ScaleYes
    Student RateYes

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

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