About DENISSE

I am a compassionate Clinical Counsellor experienced in working with people from diverse backgrounds who are facing a wide range of mental health concerns and life challenges. I'm especially passionate about helping people learn to manage their emotions, and supporting people in mitigating the impact of trauma and adversity on their every day life. 

 

I am originally from Mexico and for the past 10 years I have lived in different cities in Canada and the USA. As an immigrant woman, I understand the importance of connecting with others, finding support from the community and building resilience to overcome challenges. I am inspired by my own experience to work with people on increasing their capacity to cope with adversity. My aim is to support you in building practical skills to reach your goals

 

I believe everyone has the ability to grow and overcome challenges, and I strive to create a safe space where you can do exactly that. We will work with the strengths you already have, to foster awareness of your thoughts, behaviours, emotions and relationships, and then find new ones for you to try - together. 

 

I offer trauma-informed and client-centered services. During my career, I have worked with people who are facing questions about identity, relationships concerns, grief, trauma, anxiety, depression, substance use and life transitions. 

 

My approach is eclectic and I draw from Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Dialectical Behavioural Therapy and Mindfulness.  

I believe the therapeutic relationship is central to healing and facilitating change; I am transparent, open and easy to connect with. I invite my clients to be forthcoming and welcome your feedback at all times.

 

Ask me here about how I can help you.

Canadian Certified Counsellor (CCPA)

Books and Branch

También ofrezco servicios de terapia en español. Soy de México y en los últimos 10 años he vivido en diferentes ciudades de Norteamérica. Durante este tiempo, me di cuenta de la importancia de conectar con otros, tener apoyo de la comunidad y desarrollar resiliencia para sobrellevar y superar los periodos difíciles. En el pasado, he trabajado con personas que tienen preguntas sobre identidad, relaciones interpersonales, periodos de duelo y pérdidas, trauma, ansiedad, depresión, uso de sustancias y transiciones de la vida. 

 

Education and training

 

Masters of Arts, Counseling Psychology, McGill University, Qc, CA

 

Masters of Science, Psychology, McGill University, Qc, CA

 

Dialectical Behavior Therapy Skills Training, Veterans Training Support Center, WA, USA

 

Coaching clients back into a meaningful life: using behavioral activation to treat PTSD. WA, USA 

 

Prolonged Exposure Therapy for PTSD, Veterans Training Support Center, WA, USA

Languages: English, Spanish

Pronouns: She/Her

SESSIONS OFFERED:

Individual Counselling Session (50 min) $120 CAD (plus GST)

Individual Counselling Session (80 min) $180 CAD (plus GST)

A designation of BC Association of Clinical Counsellors

SWI  acknowledges gratitude towards the unceded  territoties of  the Coast Salish Peoples, xʷməθkwəy̓əm (Musqueam), Skwxwú7mesh (Squamish), and Səl̓ílwətaʔ/Selilwitulh (Tsleil-Waututh) Nations upon which we live and work.

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