Through parent consultations, goal setting and treatment planning, together we will ascertain what therapeutic intervention will provide the best fit for you and your child. In order to determine whether I am the right fit for your family I offer a 20 minute telephone consultation at no-charge. Please click on the email link on the contact page. You can also visit the blog page for parenting tips.
How you parent depends greatly on your experiences in your family of origin. At Connecting Parents and Children we support parents in making sense of their own unique attachment histories in order to be the parents they want to be.
Services for adoptive families include consultations regarding proposals, preparing for your child's arrival, transitions, transracial adoptions, adoption education for schools and extended family members and preparing to visit your child's country of origin.
Therapeutic modalities utilized in counselling will include play therapy, parent/child play therapy, sand tray therapy, expressive therapies, cognitive behavioural therapy, attachment focused family therapy, EMDR, integrative parenting with attachment focused EMDR, and mindfulness and self compassion therapies. Mindfulness groups for tweens and teens are also available.
My office is centrally located in Vancouver on Broadway just west of Oak Street. There is metered parking on Broadway and the office is easily accessible on public transit. Counselling for a one hour session is $120 plus GST. In home sessions are available for $160 plus GST. Cash, cheques and major credit cards are accepted. Some insurance providers reimburse for counselling services provided by the BC Association of Clinical Counsellors - BCACC. Please contact your extended health insurance provider to inquire about your coverage. I am a member of the BC Play Therapy Association and an approved Crime Victim Assistance Program (CVAP) provider.
I look forward to helping you learn to parent in a way that builds cooperation and strengthens the parent child relationship at the same time !