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Karen Battersby


Autism, Infant Development, Adverse events associated with Developmental Differences, Couples Therapy, Family Therapy, Trauma, Stress Management, Depression and Anxiety, Grief and Loss


Canadian Certified Counsellor (CCC) – Registration #10007781

Canadian Counselling and Psychotherapy Association

Specialized Training

Cognitive Behavioural Therapy

Person-Centered Therapy

Mindfulness Meditation

Solution Focused Therapy

Trauma Narrative Therapy


Masters of Arts, Counselling Psychology, Yorkville University

Bachelor of Arts, Psychology, University of British Columbia

about KAREN 

Karen has a Masters in Counselling Psychology degree and is a Certified Clinical Counsellor. She has been working in the field of neurodevelopmental differences for over 25 years in various positions including infant development for the past 12 years. She brings elements of family-centered philosophy to her practice believing parents are the experts of their child(ren) and a collaborative approach is key to fostering positive change within the family unit.


Karen’s education, clinical, and volunteer experiences have provided her with the foundation to support adults, youth, and children, as well as, couples and families.

Karen’s passion is working with neurodiverse individuals and their families, those with mental health concerns, and those affected by adverse events such as birth traumas/loss, diagnoses, and/or challenges associated with developmental disabilities. Her hope is to provide the support and guidance needed to navigate this potentially challenging journey.

Self-care is important to Karen personally and emphasized in her work with clients. Incorporating yoga and gratitude work into her routine consistently has been beneficial in taking care of herself, as well as, running and walking along the seawall with her puppy.

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