Barb N. Aronchick-Zachernuk

Counsellor, MA, MEd, CCC, RCC, RPTSCPT

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(855) 730-0987

Barb N. Aronchick-Zachernuk

Counsellor, MA, MEd, CCC, RCC, RPTSCPT


Location

Offers video and phone sessions

Jacqueline Gautier and Associates
Nanaimo, British Columbia V9T
(855) 730-0987

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Barb Aronchick-Zachernuk
1755 West Broadway
Suite 504
Vancouver, British Columbia V6J
(604) 837-0484
Human beings are complicated- and so often we attempt to reach out to others using words to express our thoughts, our emotions, and our behaviours. With children/youth, we see additional communication barriers because of fewer words and limited life experiences. Being part of a family system should bring safety and emotional support to each family member, but sometimes the family, on its own, cannot do this. This is my work- we become partners in the process of change- discovering strengths, and building on them.
Since words alone do not always tell the full picture, I use my additional training in Play Therapies, Art, Drama, and movement to help clients and myself see what the misunderstandings, pain, confusion, and grief are about. Together we explore how they appeared and ways to more positively manage them.
Beyond my formal education, I have worked in schools, institutions, agencies, foundations and private practice. Having worn the hats of teacher, special needs advocate, workshop and group leader, mental health worker, consultant - I have learned the value of creating relationship first, and allowing the client to lead the process.

Finances

  • Cost per Session: $90 - $110
  • Sliding Scale: Yes
Pay By: Cash, Cheque
Accepted Insurance Plans
  • Canadian extended benefits providers
  • Crime Victim Assistance Program
  • Great-West Life
  • Green Shield Canada
  • HealthFirst
  • Pacific Blue Cross
  • Residential Historical Abuse Program
Verify your health insurance coverage when you arrange your first visit.

Qualifications

  • School: University of British Columbia
  • Year Graduated: 2000
  • Licence and Province: 1146 British Columbia

Additional Credentials

  • Certificate: Canada / Play Therapy Supervisor
  • Certificate: McGill University / M.Ed.
  • Certificate Date: 1973
  • Certificate: Association for Play Therapy, Inc. / S1171
  • Certificate Date: 2010

Barb N. Aronchick-Zachernuk's Groups

Adults Exploring Play Attitudes

This group is available as a workshop and/or a 3-5 session active participation experience. It draws on art and play-centered activities to explore family-of-origin values and beliefs in order to stimulate and grow positive mental health practices. This is open to adults and adult+ participants, and to both sexes.

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Location

Jacqueline Gautier and Associates
Nanaimo, British Columbia V9T
(855) 730-0987
Offers video and phone sessions

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This location is easily accessible from:

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Neighborhoods:
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Barb Aronchick-Zachernuk
1755 West Broadway
Suite 504
Vancouver, British Columbia V6J
(604) 837-0484
Specialties
  • Child or Adolescent
  • Women's Issues
  • Sexual Abuse
Issues
  • ADHD
  • Anxiety
  • Attachment, youth
  • Behavioural Issues
  • Coping Skills
  • Depression
  • Developmental Disorders
  • Domestic Violence
  • Family Conflict
  • Grief
  • Intellectual Disability
  • Learning Disabilities
  • Marital and Premarital
  • Oppositional Defiance
  • Parenting
  • Peer Relationships
  • Relationship Issues
  • School Issues
  • Self Esteem
  • Stress
  • Trauma and PTSD
Mental Health
  • Elderly Persons Disorders
  • Mood Disorders
  • Thinking Disorders
Sexuality
  • Gay
  • Lesbian

Client Focus

Ethnicity: Other Racial or Ethnic Background
Age
  • Toddlers / Preschoolers (0 to 6)
  • Children (6 to 10)
  • Preteens / Tweens (11 to 13)
  • Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19)
  • Adults
  • Elders (65+)
Communities
  • Cancer
  • Lesbian Allied

Treatment Approach

Types of Therapy
  • Adlerian
  • Art Therapy
  • Attachment-based
  • Cognitive Behavioural (CBT)
  • Drama and movement
  • Eclectic
  • Expressive Arts
  • Family / Marital
  • Family Systems
  • Feminist
  • Humanistic
  • Integrative
  • Interpersonal
  • Mindfulness-Based (MBCT)
  • Multicultural
  • Play Therapy
  • Psychodynamic
  • Relational
  • Sandplay
  • Satir
  • Trauma Focused
Modality
  • Individuals
  • Couples
  • Family

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Last Modified: 27 Jun 2020
Barb N. Aronchick-Zachernuk, MA, MEd, CCC, RCC, RPTSCPT, Counsellor in Nanaimo

Barb N. Aronchick-Zachernuk

Counsellor, MA, MEd, CCC, RCC, RPTSCPT