Are you ready to process traumatic experiences and cross the bridge to a healthier you? Some of these experiences may be chronic pain, phobias, flashbacks, nightmares, obsessions, depression and anxiety. Decades ago, when I entered my therapist's office the first time, I was skeptical and nervous wondering how talking with a stranger would help me feel better. Surprisingly, I was able to understand the complexities of my issues and experience life in more meaningful ways. I am dedicated to help you break free from the experiences that are holding you back and develop resilience to live a fulfilling life.
We all struggle sometimes - life is busy and the demands can feel overwhelming, leaving us feeling stressed, exhausted, and alone in our struggle. I've faced these challenges and my experience overcoming them led me to discover the passion I had for working with people. I found fulfillment and inspiration in hearing their stories, helping them discover their hidden or forgotten strengths, and in teaching them how to use those strengths to face their challenges.
Being a counsellor is a natural extension of who I am. My strongest passion is to help individuals in coming home to themselves, accepting their own humanness with compassion, and using their own strengths to bring about their desired change. I have an appreciation for how one’s mental life can rob individuals of living authentically. As a counsellor, I value the unique identity and experience of each person and it is my desire that you experience a warm, supportive therapeutic relationship with me where you are encouraged to be the truest expression of yourself.
I have a strong passion for helping people and I believe that people have the potential for growth and change. I am committed to helping you discover and develop your inner strengths in order to help overcome any challenges that you may be facing. I understand that one of the most important parts of therapy is trust and therefore I work hard to build a strong alliance with my clients.
In sessions, one of my goals is to be mindful and offer a safe place for clients to share personal thoughts and experiences. Being present in each moment allows me to focus on a strong therapeutic relationship with my clients. This relationship then leads to us collaboratively establishing goals as well as working toward goals.
Human beings experience severe life stressors sometimes, and when they do it is not uncommon for their lives to unravel. I have a passion for helping people, who are experiencing difficulties, strengthen their relationships with themselves and others, so they can once again live purposeful, joy-filled lives, while still honouring their past.
Hi! I'm so happy you're here. My name is Mia, and I have been in the field of mental health specifically with substance use, women, and child and youth care for over 5 years. My focus revolves around providing counselling services to promote advocacy work, policy changes, and deconstructing barriers within a Canadian and global lens.
I specialize in the healing, empowering and recovery for women. Much of my practice involves the support of women who are navigating past/present trauma, facing intimate partner violence and are striving to cultivate a healthy relationship within themselves. I also work closely with women who are suffering from anxiety, depression, self esteem and emotional expression. I have supported younger populations as a former public school educator and counsellor. If you wish to feel more empowered, self-compassionate, and grounded in yourself and your ability to express your needs, I am here to support you in reaching your goals.
My clinical expertise focuses on anxiety, depression, trauma, attachment, neurodiversity, life transitions, abuse, and relationship issues. I have provided psychological services in non-profit and private practice. I enjoy working with people of all ages and backgrounds, and draw on a variety of interventions designed to help people be curious about their problems and explore new ways to approach interpersonal challenges. I am Certified in Lifespan Integration therapy and also have EMDR training. My research explored how some parents of twice-exceptional children thrived despite the extra challenges they faced raising complex kids.
Your life is important, and so are your problems. Getting beyond them is not always a straightforward path, and often you need timely help and experienced counsel. In short you need someone you can be safe with and trust to help you find the solutions to your situation. That may be where you find yourself today. I have thirty-five years of counselling experience in dealing with people that are in distress, and facing life problems that are troubling. Whether it is about yourself or a relationship of importance to you, I can be of help.
I am interested in helping individuals and couples to set and achieve goals that can assist them to make changes in their lives. Change can be a difficult process, but also one that can be very rewarding and fulfilling. Whether you are suffering from depression, relationship problems, grief, anxiety, trauma, stress, or emotional/behavioural issues, talking about your difficulties in an atmosphere of safety and encouragement can help. I want to encourage meaning and purpose in your life while being sensitive to your religious or cultural orientation.
Do you struggle with anxiety, depression, loss, addiction, family dynamics? We can all feel these at one time or another in our life. Welcome and know you have just taken the first step to bettering your life. My name is Rosemary Fromson and I am a Registered Professional Counsellor, and Clinical Supervisor, Master Practitioner in Clinical Counselling,. My practice is located in Abbotsford, British Columbia. Together we will plan and find strategies and methods that work for you now and in the future.
Hi there, I'm Clayton! I am a Registered Clinical Counsellor with the BCACC. I have a Master's degree in Counselling Psychology from Adler University in Vancouver, BC. I specialize in relieving depression and anxiety, processing life transitions, and trauma. I strive to be compassionate in all areas of life, both in and outside of the counselling room.
You feel life is a constant struggle despite help of all sorts. You are not the same person you used to be. You have trouble finding motivation to do things. You anger easily with everyday little things. Stress at work and home become too much to handle. You are at your wits' end and you have trouble seeing a light at the end of the tunnel. However, you are reaching out now, there is hope to turn your life around. All that you need is willingness and readiness to work through your struggle.
Currently providing online video and phone counselling to British Columbians during this difficult time. I am also offering a free phone consultation to give clients an opportunity to ask questions and determine if it is a good fit for them.
Are you feeling uninspired, stuck, and paralyzed to make the next move? Change is an inevitable part of life and often fear and grief can drive our decisions. It is important to learn how to navigate through change to bring you to a place of harmony. At some point we will all face a crisis. It may be within ourselves or in a relationship. If you knew there was a way you could create some level of harmony for yourself, would that be important to you?
A registered counsellor since 1994, I have worked with a wide array of clients. I have done much work with marriages and relationships and have developed a system that generally makes a significant difference within 6 sessions. For six years, I worked as an elementary school counsellor, working with over 450 children for a wide variety of needs. For 20 years, I worked extensively with Level 3 foster children, mostly teens. I also served as a prison chaplain so am familiar with criminal justice issues and addictions. Because of the diversity of my experience, I can generally relate to most clients.
Rebecca is a master’s level, BCACC certified, Registered Clinical Counsellor (R.C.C.). She will work with you to identify negative thought and behaviour patterns. She will help you discover your authentic voice and core values. Healthier thoughts, behaviours and patterns will become easier and more frequent as they become increasingly congruent with your deepest values and authentic self.
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, BSW, MSW, RSW, RCC
It takes a tremendous amount of courage to reach out to a stranger for help and support. I believe we all develop strategies for coping with pain and discomfort that often serve well in the moment but not in the long term. Or, we become overwhelmed and unable to cope with the difficult demands and circumstances life throws our way. Counselling is ultimately a conversation in a safe, non-judgmental space to help you process, validate, heal, reframe, and develop strategies to experience life in a new and more meaningful way.
Our therapists help with a variety of presenting issues ranging from depression, anxiety, PTSD, pain management, identity, workplace issues and much more. Oakhill Counselling & Mediation Services utilizes the expertise of master level therapists registered psychologists. We have several offices conveniently located in the Fraser Valley and also offer telehealth. We're easy to find and easy to work with.
What type of mental health professional is right for me?
Some of the most common types of mental health providers in Abbotsford are psychologists, licensed counselors, therapists, psychotherapists, and licensed clinical social workers, all of whom diagnose mental health conditions and provide individualized treatment.
Services offered, education and credentials vary by type of mental health professional. Each professional in Abbotsford then may specialize in certain areas, such as depression, marriage counseling, or anxiety. Although many mental health providers are not licensed to prescribe medication, they may coordinate with a provider who can.
Both in-person and online therapy sessions are available from most psychologists.
How to find a specialist?
You can refine your search using the filters on this page. There are several categories you can filter by to find mental health professionals with the experience you are looking for. You may want to filter for CBT Psychologists in Abbotsford, or Child Psychologists in Abbotsford.
Many find it useful to use filters to view only psychologists that have experience working with certain issues, like Abbotsford psychologists specializing in EMDR.
What method of therapy is right for me?
When it comes to treatment methods, there's no 'right way.’ Each method of therapy can be beneficial for a variety of issues. Psychologists in Abbotsford specialize in therapeutic approaches such as CBT, EMDR, and Interpersonal Therapy (IPT), among others. Finding a psychologist or therapist who is a good fit for you is the most important step to discovering what type of therapy, or combination of therapeutic approaches, will meet your individual needs. Learn what to expect from different types of therapy and how they work.
How to use my insurance?
Many therapists accept health insurance. Check to see if your insurance is covered. Feel free to discuss this when you contact the therapist.