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 utilizes a client-centered approach, which emphasizes the role of the client as an equal partner in the therapeutic process, to help you work through stresses, challenges, and difficulties you might be experiencing in your life. She uses a blend of theoretical models that may include psychodynamic, Adlerian, positive psychology, cognitive-behavioural therapy, solutions-focused, or others, depending on what your specific needs are.
Lianne will be completing training in Gottman Couples Therapy and EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing) in the coming months, and is in the process of becoming certified with the Canadian Sport Psychology Association as a Mental Training Consultant for athletes and performers. She also has plans to incorporate canine-assisted therapy into her practice.
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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