My journey to becoming a Marriage and Family Therapist began with my studies at McMaster University in Hamilton, Ontario, where I earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Kinesiology and a minor in Psychology. It was through this training that I first began to appreciate the importance of approaching health and wellness from a holistic perspective. I realized how interconnected the mental, emotional, physical and spiritual sides of an individual are. While I thoroughly enjoyed my training in Kinesiology, in these years of study I found my interests continued to lean more toward the psychology side of my degree. After graduation, I decided to pursue a Master’s in Marriage and Family Therapy at Trinity Western University in Langley, BC. Here, I found my passion and have never looked back!
As a Therapist and as a Registered Clinical Counsellor (RCC), I consider it a gift to be able to journey alongside clients, helping them experience life in a new way. I believe each of us have, within us, the resources needed to move forward to a place of greater wholeness. As clients gain an increased awareness of the tools they already possess to help navigate life’s challenges, new choices become available and change can become a reality.
It is my hope that those whom I am privileged enough to walk with, might find their therapeutic process filled with grace and openness to breathe freely and deeply. In a world that is quick to judge, and tell you how you “ought” to be, it is also my hope to offer a safe place to process whatever one’s story holds. Despite how old the wound or how deep the pain, transformational change is a reality that everyone can experience.
As a systems therapist, I have extensive training in working with individuals, couples, children and families. I have had much experience throughout the years working with a wide variety of people who have come from many different settings and circumstances. While I continue to work with all types of cliental, a few of my specific areas of interest include: issues in spirituality, pregnancy loss and miscarriage, postpartum depression and anxiety, couples counselling, and family therapy.
Breanna is a Registered Clinical Counsellor with the BC Association of Clinical Counsellors (Registration #11998). She has been working in the field of psychotherapy since 2010. In addition to her direct work with clients, she has also served as an Assistant Supervisor and Teaching Assistant to students in the Marriage and Family Therapy MA program at Trinity Western University.