DOES MY CHILD
Is your child struggling in a way that impacts their behaviour, mood, or ability to function at home or school? Do you feel at a loss of how to help? Counselling helps children function and feel better. It helps them move past the problem areas they may be currently stuck in and prevents the problem from getting worse and harder to address in the future. Counselling for your child also provides you with parent coaching, encouragement, and support.
WHAT AREAS DO YOU HELP WITH?
Some of the areas we work in include:
Grief & Loss
Are you unsure if what you're experiencing quite fits what is on this list? Let's talk! We would be honoured to walk alongside you as you begin this journey!
HOW DO I PREPARE MY CHILD FOR COUNSELLING?
We encourage parents to be honest with children and adolescents about counselling. You could say something like, “I know things have been hard recently and I want to help. We are going to go to a counsellor named Rachel for help. Her job is to help kids and grownups when things are hard. She helps people solve their problems, work with big emotions and feel happier.”
DO I NEED THERAPY?
Life is tough!
Everyone has times in life where things can be challenging and perhaps overwhelming. Sometimes we can handle these challenges no-sweat, sometimes we could use a little help.
There are things therapy can and can’t do for you. Therapy doesn’t “fix” you because you are not broken. Your therapist won’t tell you what to do. Therapy helps you uncover strengths and learn new skills that will allow you to deal with those pesky challenges that keep cropping up or that you’ve just encountered for the first time.
Therapy can reduce some of the psychosomatic symptoms you may be experiencing, but mostly, therapy is a tool to help you better cope with your problems and concerns.
So do you need therapy?
This is a question only you can answer!
DO YOU TAKE MY INSURANCE?
Many of my clients chose to seek reimbursement with their insurance companies. You will need to check with your insurance to see if they cover services provided by a Registered Clinical Counsellor. I will provide an invoice with all the necessary information to do so if you desire. I also direct bill the Crime Victims Assistance Program, First Nations Health Authority, Self-Design and ICBC.