Hello, my name is deepti (She/her)
I am a Registered Clinical Counsellor with the British Columbia Association of Clinical Counsellors (RCC#19891) and hold a graduate degree in Psychology from the University of British Columbia. I gained my master’s degree in Counselling Psychology from Adler University. I feel it would be an honour to walk beside you on your path to healing. I believe every client is an individual and accept them where they are and join with them thenceforth.
Further, with my own experience as a client and a counsellor I can relate how daunting it could feel reaching for that initial support. Therefore, I begin with the most significant aspect of counselling, the therapeutic alliance. I primarily work with a trauma informed approach. This approach reinforces my belief that every behaviour has a reason.
I work from a Person-Centered (PC) perspective which means I use a non-judgmental, curious and compassionate approach to support my clients. At the same time, with my perspective of understanding the uniqueness of every client, I take an eclectic therapeutic approach. Thus, as per the need of an individual, I borrow techniques from Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT), Solution Focused Therapy (SFT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Mindfulness, Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing (EMDR), Adlerian & Play Therapy approaches. Using the PC approach, my role is to walk beside you in your journey, while providing you a safe space. At the same time, I also explore with you whatever questions or thoughts you have about your life and your concerns.
I specialize in anxiety, depression and grief, chronic pain, transition issues and have been working closely with trauma and relationship issues. My past experiences have also provided me the opportunity of working with toddlers and infants. In my journey of healing people, I have also been fortunate to help clients with neurodiversity and neurodevelopmental disorders and have played an active role in being an advocate to support my clients holistically.
If you would like to know me and understand my process of helping my clients, any better you would need to get in touch. My initial intake consult of 15 minutes is free of cost.
WORKSHOPS/ TRAININGS ATTENDED:
EMDR – intensive training with Roy Kiessling
“Healthy Youth Relationships” by the Canadian Red Cross
Level 1 Gottman Method Couples Therapy
The Therapeutic power of Play – intensive training with Chris Conley
Neurobiology of Healing through Play by Bonnie Badenoch
Gestalt based Play therapy by Peter Mortola
Integrating Neuroscience in the Sand Tray by Madeleine De Little
The natural roots of empathy by Gordon Neufeld
Attachment Centred Play Therapy training by Claire Mellenthin
Music-Integrated Therapy training with Deborah Seabrook
An Intro to Art Therapy- by Katrina Grabner
The Art of letting go by Peter Russell
Intro to Trauma Workshop by Tyne Buchy
Parenting with positivity by Dr. Paul Jenkins
Adlerian Therapeutic approach by Dr. Marina Bluvshtein
Neuroscience of Stress & Stress Management by Nina & Heather
Medical trauma & OCD in Play Therapy by Lisa Dion