LOUISE CHAN (She/Her)
MEd, RCC (#19096)
"Acceptance For Growth"AVAILABILITIES:
- Virtual (Phone & Video)
- Solution-Focused Therapy
- Cognitive Behavioural Therapy
- Dialectical Behavioural Therapy
- Acceptance and Commitment Therapy
- Somatic Therapy
- Play-Based Therapy
Hi There! My name is Louise
I’m Louise (she/her); I’m a Registered Clinical Counsellor at Strive Counselling. I have had extensive experience working in K-12 classrooms as a teacher, literacy specialist, and most recently, as a registered clinical counsellor. I have worked with children, adolescents, and adults of diverse backgrounds in a variety of communities internationally and in Canada. My most recent life experience of teaching and living in an isolated and marginalized Inuit community in Nunavut was instrumental in inspiring me to pursue training and work as a counsellor. I learned that when our hearts are not intact, our brains and minds cannot thrive and grow in a healthy and adaptive way.
Pain and suffering are a part of life and sometimes our experiences are so overwhelming that we seem stuck. As a counsellor, I support clients to develop a deeper sense of self-awareness, tap into their strengths, and discover tools to navigate challenges and the changing seasons of our lives. In our sessions, you will encounter an empathic, curious, and collaborative counsellor who seeks to create a safe space for you to share your story, gain insight, and bring about change in your mental health journey.
In my personal moments of self-care, I find comfort and peace in time spent with my family laughing a lot, eating meals together, and learning how to cook foods from my culture. I also enjoy the occasional hike around a lake or up a mountain and I dabble in baking – most recently practicing coffee cake!