Jillian Hart – M.A. , CCC , RCC
Healing may not be so much about getting better, as about letting go of everything that isn't you - all of the expectations, all of the beliefs - and becoming who you are.
- Rachel Naomi Remen -
One of first things you should know about me is that no matter the situation, the circumstance or the struggle, I have hope. The role hope has played in my own life has been transformational and I believe that we can sometimes borrow hope from others during times when we do not have much for ourselves. I see hope as an attitude of pure possibility and I carry this hope with me into every session. My hope is that whether it be loss, trauma, relationship, family situation or illness, all these experiences can lead us to understand ourselves better and derive meaning out of our lives.
I view it as an honour that my clients trust me to walk alongside them through some of their toughest and most vulnerable experiences during therapy. I desire for all my clients to live well, out of a stance of freedom and choice. I desire for all my clients to experience emotional and mental freedom, living a life that is authentic. I see clients through a holistic lens, and I see value in recognizing both that there are similarities to our experiences as humans, but that it is also important to understand your individual experience in order to heal from hurts and live a full life.
I hold a Master of Arts in Counselling Psychology degree from Trinity Western University and have previously worked in cancer care, trauma counselling and community counselling services. I hold both CCC and RCC memberships and have further trauma training in Observed & Experiential Integration (OEI). I also provide couples counselling working closely with the Gottman Method. My approach is grounded in existential analysis and I am continuing to become certified by the Existential Analysis Society of Canada. I work with a variety of presenting concerns such as life transitions, anxiety, depression, traumatic grief, chronic illness, cancer care, caregiver stress/burnout and couples counselling. The majority of my work is with adults who are grieving, whether it be a sudden loss of a loved one or the loss of a cognitive or physical ability.
Sessions are 50 minutes in length at a rate of $120 and 90 minute couples sessions are $180. Session fees are payable by cash, cheque, or credit. My services are often covered by extended medical benefits (please confirm prior to our meeting that my qualifications meet your benefits requirements). In addition I am a provider with ICBC and the Crime Victim Assistance Program.
In addition to my clinical practice, I am available for speaking engagements as well as leading workshops in the areas of grief, self-care, boundaries, anxiety, depression, and couples.
Please note that our clinicians manage all of their own scheduling, booking and response calls. Because our clinicians are often in session and unavailable to answer the phone, please be sure to leave detailed voicemail messages and we will do our very best to respond as quickly as possible.
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