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Theresa M. Grech

MC, CCC, CPRP

Founder and Director

Specialties

Children, Youth and Adult Mental Health, Cognitive 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 Differences, Integrated Listening Systems, Education.

Affiliations

Canadian Certified Counsellor (CCC) – Registration #2619, Canadian Counselling and       Psychotherapy Association

Certified Psychiatric Rehabilitation Practitioner (CPRP) – Registration #164849, International   Association of Psychosocial Rehabilitation Services

Faculty Member, Neurodevelopmental Disorders Program, University of British Columbia

Program Advisory Committee Member, Health and Wellbeing Conference, University of Toronto

Program Advisory Committee Member, Canadian College of Continuing and Professional   Education (CCPCE)

Specialized Training

Early Psychosis Intervention Training

Mental Health in Children, Youth and Adults

Trauma Therapy

Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing, Level 1

Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing, Advanced in Trauma with Children

Safe and Sound Protocol, Integrated Listening Systems (ILS)

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

EducatioN

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

about theresa

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, families, and Mental Health and Behavioural Teams.

Theresa is a faculty member of the Developmental Disorders Program at UBC, is a consultant to various Community Living Agencies for people with neurodevelopmental differences, and works with children, families, and MCFD on more complex situations around children with special needs and youth in care.

 

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. She believes that when a person is more self-aware, they are more empowered to equip themselves with the tools to better access strengths, abilities, and more comfortably navigate the world. Theresa tailors treatment 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 specialized 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, listening to music, spending time in the company of family and friends, and being a part of a world where each other’s differences are celebrated!