MSW, RCC, RSW
Youth and Adult Mental Health, Autism Spectrum Disorder, Psychosis Interventions, Trauma, Cognitive Behaviour Therapy, Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing.
Registered Clinical Counsellor (RCC) – Registration # , BC Association of Clinical Counsellors
Registered Social Worker (RSW) – Registration #10043, BC College of Social Workers
Mental Health in Youth and Adults
Acceptance and Commitment Therapy
Cognitive Behavioural Therapy
Dialectical Behavioural Therapy
Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) - Basic Training
Core Addictions Practice
Mindfulness-Integrated Cognitive Behaviour Therapy
Early Psychosis Intervention Training
Violence Prevention Training
Masters of Social Work (MSW), University of British Columbia
Bachelor’s of Arts in psychology (BA, hons), University of British Columbia
During the years of experience working in the field of mental health, Gwen has developed a strong appreciation for the process of collaboration. She values collaborating together with each client to determine the most effective therapy plan, which is tailored to target the identified concerns and desired change.
Gwen enjoys working with individuals and families, ranging from those in their early teens to any age beyond. She has a breadth of training and experience working with young adults experiencing mental health concerns as well as providing support to their families. In addition to therapies that specifically target symptoms of mental health conditions, her work entails helping individuals with challenges associated with neurodiversity, trauma, bullying, disordered eating, stress, emotion dysregulation, and managing difficult emotions, such as shame.
Gwen is aware that for many people it is not an easy decision to seek counselling and views doing so as an aspect of strength and resilience. She finds being a part of another’s change process to be very rewarding. When not engaged in this process, or enjoying the company of family and friends, Gwen is often riding her bicycle and describes the physical momentum as seeming to propel an inner momentum that helps to revitalize, refuel and reshape state of mind. It is often a time of problem solving and generating new ideas. She values the change that can occur and similarly values the momentum of change that can occur through the counselling process.