Lianne spent most of her formative years living in the Vancouver area, but moved to a First Nation Reserve in Manitoba as a pre-teen and lived there until high school graduation. She then completed two university degrees, first a Bachelor of Arts in Sociology, and then a Master of Science in Physical Education (Sport Psychology) from the Universities of Winnipeg and Manitoba, respectively. The next nineteen years were spent working in various frontline and leadership positions at a major Canadian airline, as everything from a Flight Attendant to a Customer Service Agent to a Station Manager.
A few years ago, Lianne decided she wanted a career change, and returned to school to obtain a Master of Arts in Counselling Psychology (MACP) from Yorkville University. She is a Registered Clinical Counsellor (RCC) with the BC Association of Clinical Counsellors.
Lianne is an EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing) trained therapist and a member of EMDR Canada and EMDR International. She is also a Level 3 Practicum trained therapist in Gottman Couples Therapy. She utilizes a client-centered approach, which emphasizes the role of the client as an equal partner in the therapeutic process, to help clients work through life stresses, challenges, and difficulties. In addition to EMDR and Gottman Couples Therapy, she uses a blend of theoretical models that may include psychodynamic, Adlerian, positive psychology, cognitive-behavioural therapy, or others, depending on what the client’s specific needs are.
Lianne offers a free, initial 15-minute phone consultation for new clients. For more information about Lianne or how to book an initial phone consultation, please click here to be redirected to her website: www.moanacounselling.com
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