Theresa M. Grech
MC, CCC, CPRP
Founder and Director
Children, Youth and Adult Mental Health, Cognitive Behaviour Therapy, Dialectical Behaviour Therapy, Behavioural Consultation, Family Therapy, Psychosis Interventions, Couples Counselling including Autism Specific Couples Counselling, Behavioural Therapy, Trauma Focused Therapy, Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing, Autism and Neurodevelopmental Disorders, Education.
Canadian Certified Counsellor (CCC) – Registration #2619, Canadian Counselling and Psychotherapy Association
Certified Psychiatric Rehabilitation Practitioner (CPRP) – Registration # , International Association of Psychosocial Rehabilitation Services
Early Psychosis Intervention Training
Mental Health in Children, Youth and Adults
Trauma Informed Practice
Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing, Level 1
Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing, Advanced in Trauma with Children
Cognitive Behaviour Therapy
Dialectical Behaviour Therapy
Cultural Competency Training, First Nations Health Authority
Violence Prevention Training
Health and Wellbeing in Children, Youth and Adults with Developmental Disabilities
Masters of Counselling Psychology (MC), University of Calgary
Certified Psychiatric Rehabilitation Practitioner (CPRP), International Association of Psychosocial Rehabilitation Services
Bachelor of Arts (BA), Honours in Counselling Psychology
Bachelor of Arts (BA) in English and Philosophy
Theresa’s career in the field of Mental Health has spanned 20 years, working in the capacity of Counsellor, Behavioural Consultant, Mental Health Clinician, and Educator. She considers it a privilege and opportunity to have worked with so many diverse individuals, couples, and families. Theresa is a faculty member of the Developmental Disorders Program at UBC, is a consultant to Ministry of Children and Family Development on more complex situations around children with special needs and youth in care, and focuses her studies and research in the area of brain health and Neurodevelopmental Disorders.
When considering the therapeutic process, Theresa sees her role as a guide who supports the individual in their journey of exploration and self-reflection towards a deeper understanding of self. To be more self-aware is to be empowered to equip oneself with the tools to better access strengths, abilities, and more comfortably navigate the world. Treatment is tailored according to each person’s need, drawing on different theories and approaches.
When working with children and youth challenged by mental health concerns, Theresa understands and has a deep appreciation for the individuals and teams that work within the larger system of supports. Having worked on Children, Youth and Adult Mental Health teams, Theresa understands the need to work closely with Family Members and consult with Mental Health Professionals and Educators, in order to ensure that a team approach is taken and the bigger picture is understood. Most importantly, Theresa values the family as an integral part of the child’s life, and see them as the “experts” of their children.
In Theresa’s free time, she enjoys photography, being out in nature, spending time in the company of family and friends, and being a part of a world where each other’s differences are celebrated!