My approach to counseling is characterized by a genuine, direct, and compassionate demeanor, infused with a motivational energy. I believe that authenticity is crucial in building a trusting and supportive therapeutic relationship with my clients. When you work with me, you can expect the following key aspects of my counselling approach; collaboration, strength-based approach, evidence-based techniques, and at the root of it all re-connecting or discovering yourself while feeling safe and supported.
My experience in life is diverse, I come from a first responder background of 16 years in a fast paced city in the lower mainland of BC. Prior to this, I travelled extensively to remote villages to help those in need, and worked in Victim Services with the RCMP. My therapeutic lens is simple, humans are complicated and diverse, we follow generational patterns, use armour to protect ourselves and place importance on external acceptance versus internal acceptance. I want to shift my clients lens through boundary work, exploring their value structure, understanding their trauma, pulling away from patterns that no longer serve them and drop any armour that prevents them from knowing their genuine self. I simply love what I do.
Education: I completed my Bachelor of Art in Criminology with a minor in Psychology in 2006 and then completed my Masters of Arts in Counselling Psychology from Yorkville University in April of 2022. Although, I do not have 3 years of counselling, my practicum was 9 months of counselling and I have been in private practice for 1.5 years, so very close and with my policing experience, my role very much duplicated a counsellor in many ways.
Career: Through the Royal Canadian Mounted Police I received regular training on crisis de-escalation, diversity training, overall mental health courses for better recognition while dealing with clients on calls and in the streets, trauma informed courses on impacts and how to help, interviewing courses at various levels, and basic training which is re-certified every three years. I was with the RCMP from 2006-2021. Previous to the RCMP I worked with their Victim Services Unit for 2 years and learned invaluable skills to help clients in a crisis.
Current therapeutic lens: I have been formally training in CBT and DBT and also, utilize ACT, strength-based and narrative therapy in my current practice. I find all of these blend perfectly with my previous experience and provide a solid framework.
If you have any questions related to my experience or my would like to speak with any of my colleagues related to my approach, please do not hesitate to ask. Thank you for the consideration.
|Type:||Registered Clinical Counsellor|
|License State:||British Columbia|
|Accrediting Institution:||BC Association of Clinical Counsellors|
Lisa Roberts has an average rating of 5 out of 5 stars (1 reviews).
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"I have been matched with an excellent therapist. This platform offers a messaging platform and a workbook to guide sessions if we choose and mark progress. The journal as well is so helpful and good. I only wish the yoga section was more significant if it’s going to be there."
Girl Time 22 (November 12, 2023)