Chantal Bernard, Clinical Trauma Counsellor
... she uses a variety of approaches and interventions to support awareness, provide skills and to assist in connecting to self and others, such as; Mindfulness, Solution Focused Therapy, Cognitive-Behavior Therapy (CBT), Somatic Therapy, Narrative Therapy, Play Therapy, Art Therapy, Interpersonal Psychotherapy and a large dose of encouragement for self-compassion. The majority of Chantal’s professional and volunteer experience has been in working with children, youth and families from diverse cultural backgrounds who have experienced trauma. She has worked with children, youth and families in northern British Columbia, Vancouver, Asia and Africa who have been impacted by and/or experienced abuse, violence, war, poverty, mental health concerns (anxiety, depression PTSD), addictions and who struggle with behavior, cognitive and interpersonal relationship challenges. Chantal is energized by continued learning, self-reflection and self-awareness, travel, music, movement and connection to friends, family and nature.