Melissa Kramer, MA Student
It was no surprise to anyone in my life when I chose a career in counselling. From an early age, I have loved listening to people’s life stories, providing a supportive ear, and an understanding that they are not alone through life’s ups and downs. I genuinely enjoy sitting in the chair across from people and holding space for them. I view the relationship between client and therapist as collaborative, non-judgemental and empathetic. Vulnerability can feel hard and intimidating, I strive to create a space where we can normalize talking about all aspects of a person’s life with compassion and understanding.
I am currently completing my Master’s in Counselling Psychology at Trinity Western University. I also hold a Bachelor of Arts in Sociology from Kwantlen Polytechnic University. Before working towards my master’s, I worked in the non-profitsector with adults with developmental disabilities for over ten years. My passion area is supporting children and adults who are neurodivergent, those with developmental disabilities, and their families and support networks. Outside of my area of interest, I love working with people from all walks of life. No matter your story, there is space for you.
I approach counselling with a person-centred and trauma-informed lens. But what does that really mean? Essentially, I view you as an individual who knows your story better than anyone else. So, therapy is tailored to you, focusing on your personal needs and goals. I also view your life experiences as impactful to who they are today. Who you are and your story is unique and important. It takes a lot of courage to seek out counselling, I feel hopeful that you have landed here, and I am excited to support you in this journey.
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301 – 23189 Francis Ave, Fort Langley
555 W 12th Ave #470, Vancouver, BC V5Z 3X7
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Phone: (604) 371- 4145