Matt Armstrong– M. A. , RCC
When we love and respect people, revealing to them their value, they can begin to come out from behind the walls that protect them.- Jean Vanier -
I am passionate about people and the discovery of what makes us human. I believe that we have a natural desire and ability to grow, but often require the support of one another to become unstuck and heal. This has been my experience, and the experience of those I have had the privilege to work with. I strive to create meaningful relationships with my clients built on safety, trust, and hope, where people feel accepted and challenged to grow.
I hold a Masters of Arts in Counselling Psychology and I am a Registered Clinical Counsellor (RCC) in good standing with the BC Association of Clinical Counsellors (BCACC). As a counsellor, I maintain an integrative approach, drawing from theories of trauma, attachment, and family/community systems. However, I tailor my approach to the specific goals and strengths of each individual client. Additionally, I am trained in Observed and Experiential Integration (OEI) and Lifespan Integration (LI) – both of which are body-based trauma processing therapies.
In practice, I work with teenagers and adults in the following areas:
· Anxiety / Panic
· Depression (including suicidal thoughts)
· Early Childhood Relational Trauma (abuse, neglect and/or abandonment)
· Post-traumatic Stress (PTSD)
· Grief and Loss (including infertility)
· Behavioural Addictions (e.g., pornography, gaming, stress eating)
· Stress and Burnout
· Life Transitions
I offer 50 minute sessions for $120 (tax inclusive), and 90 minute sessions for $180. Session fees are payable by cash, cheque, e-transfer (e-transfers must be received prior to the session), or credit. My services are often covered by extended medical benefits (please confirm this with your benefits provider). In addition I am a provider with ICBC and the Crime Victim Assistance Program.
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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