|Lara Wease, M.A., R.C.C. # 3454
I work collaboratively with you to gain greater understanding, and to resolve challenges that block your potential to live a more fulfilling life. Whether your reason for seeking counselling is to improve self and relationships, to find direction, or to manage a situational crisis, I encourage you to become interested in how to live in accordance to your values. My clinical orientation is strength based and client centered. I utilize a range of therapeutic modalities that include: Cognitive Behaviour Therapy, Family Systems, Solution Focused Therapy, Adlerian Psycho-education, and Existentialism. Children, youth, adults, and couples see me for: situational crisis, trauma, relationship challenges, parent-child conflict, self-harm, grief and loss, depression, anxiety, body image issues, self esteem, loneliness, transition and adjustment, stress, self care, anger management, effective co –parenting after separation, and adoption issues.
|Christian Monks, MA, RCAT
Life goes up and life goes down. I am interested in how to cope when the ocean of life takes us down. When we suffer, there is a loss of perspective. In order to not only stay afloat but to ride the waves skillfully we need to create greater distance between ourselves and life’s challenges. In order to create that greater space, I offer a variety of therapeutic approaches which include Eye-Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Mindfulness Training, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Art Therapy and Gottman trained Couple’s Counselling. I have an interest in Trauma and I am specialized to work with Children exhibiting Problematic Sexualized Behaviours.
Jacky Gruter-Andrew, MA, RCC
Jacky is an experienced Registered Clinical Counsellor who has worked extensively with adults, children, teens and families struggling with different issues. She believes a strong and trusting therapeutic relationship supports clients to work towards solutions that meet their
Her different approaches include family systems, narrative therapy, cognitive behavioural therapy, EMDR, solution-focused and narrative therapy in addition to play therapy. She is sensitive to matching her approach to your specific interests and goals.
Jacky has training and experience in the areas of anxiety, depression, anger, ADD/ADHD, attachment, relationship and communication challenges, parenting strategies and education, self-injury, life transitions, and trauma. She also works with children and teens who have experienced sexual, physical or emotional abuse and their non-offending family members. In addition, she is a BC Play Therapy Association member and a Crime Victim Assistance Program (CVAP) Counsellor.
|Stefanie Conte, M.A., R.C.C.#3806
Stefanie, a registered clinical counsellor, offers counselling services to teens and adults experiencing a variety of concerns such as depression, anxiety, trauma, self-esteem, life transitions, parenting strategies, anger, and stress. Stefanie utilizes a range of therapeutic modalities such as EMDR, Adlerian Psychotherapy and Psychoeducation, and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy. Stefanie holds a Masters of Arts in Counselling Psychology and is currently the Coordinator and a Counsellor with the Parent Support Program at Cameray Child and Family Services, in addition to providing private counselling through Cameray Associates.
|Jenny Watt, M.A., R.C.C., #3783
Jenny is a Registered Clinical Counsellor who takes on an inquisitive, empathic, and creative approach to counselling. She tailors her practice and integrates a variety of therapeutic interventions to highlight the unique strengths of each client and to meet each client’s unique needs. As Jenny believes that a trusting and non-judgmental counselling relationship is essential for productive therapy, her practice is based on warmth, compassion, respect, and acceptance. In collaboration with her clients, efforts are made to gently uncover the underlying reasons for current challenges so that clients can free themselves to lead meaningful and fulfilling lives.
Jenny has supported those dealing with a wide range of emotional difficulties including anger, anxiety, depression, grief and loss, life transitions, relationship challenges, self-esteem issues, and trauma. She has a special interest in working with youth, adults, couples, and immigrant families.