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Counselor / Therapist in Vancouver, BC

Leanne Fessler, MA RCC

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I work with individuals, couples, parents and children to alleviate the challenges of anxiety, depression, trauma, loss and conflict / distancing amongst important relationships.

I combine research, training and experience in Talk, Experiential, Somatic (neurobiological) and Expressive Art Therapy methods (sandtray, art, play, drama, music) to encourage those I work with to

■rediscover resources (helpful supports both inside and outside the individual/family)
■explore challenging situations without becoming overwhelmed
■better understand and express oneself
■connect more effectively with loved ones
■find solutions to troubling situations
Bio
I am a Registered Clinical Counsellor in the province of British Columbia. I have an honours undergraduate degree in Psychology and I hold a degree in Counselling Psychology from the University of British Columbia. As a believer in life-long learning, I am committed to ongoing learning and have taken a number of additional trainings during my time in practice.

I bring previous experience working in counselling roles within: a university counselling center, community outreach facilities, private practices, community non-profit agencies, a safe house for women and children, programs for families affected by violence or abuse, elementary/ secondary/alternative school settings and a residential treatment center for youth
Practice Areas
 Counselling / Therapy  Grief and Loss
 Anger Management  Life Transitions
 Anxiety and Panic  Loneliness
 Arts Therapy (Expressive)  Marriage & Family Therapy
 Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD)  Marriage Counselling
 Body Image Issues  Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder
 Caregiver Issues  Online / Video / Teletherapy
 Children's Counselling  Pre and Postpartum Mental Health
 Coronavirus/COVID-19 Issues  Relationship Issues
 Chronic Illness  Self Esteem Issues
 Couples Therapy  Seniors and Elder Care Issues
 Depression  Stress Management
 Divorce  Trauma and PTSD
 Eating Disorders  Work and Career Issues
Education/Training
In addition to my MA in Counselling Psychology, I have taken further graduate and post-graduate level training in specialized approaches to working with children, trauma and couples.

More specifically, I have additional experience and training in:

Emotionally-Focused Couples Therapy (EFT)
Somatic Transformation (ST for treating trauma)
Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (TF-CBT)
General Cognitive Behavioural Therapy
Family Systems
Grief and Loss Therapy
Expressive Arts Therapy (music, art, drama)
Play Therapy
Clinical Hypnosis for Children
Memberships
BC Association of Clinical Counsellors
Payments Accepted
Cash, check, credit cards
Hours:Daytime and evening
License:Registered Clinical Counsellor #3000
Location
#914-675 West Hastings St
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