Angela Herd has enjoyed over 20
years of partnerships, with children, youth, seniors & their families
seeking increased mental health & wellness
Her experience spans a variety of settings that include:
10 years of employment within Surrey elementary & high schools, supporting
children & youth who required support to cope with academic, behavioral, emotional
and social issues within the classroom and within their home.
Psychiatric Hospital and Forensic Psychiatric Hospital providing art therapy
and group therapy.
15 years of community agency work attending to issues such as depression,
anxiety, sucide, grief and loss, marital discord/separation & divorce,
family violence, parenting, teen-parent mediation and self-care strategies for
respects and values people for their unique qualities and strengths that they
bring to the counselling relationship. She
believes that all individuals have an innate drive towards healing and
wholeness and that in the face of challenging situations, people do their best
to cope using the best skills that they know.
Angela’s goal of therapy is to empower individuals, couples and families
to participate as co-counsellors who discover and build a personal tool-box of
problem-solving skills/strategies and creative resources to increase strength,
resiliency and greater life satisfaction.
Marriage & Family Therapy
of worth can flourish only in an atmosphere where individual differences are
appreciated, mistakes are tolerated, communication is open, and rules are
flexible -- the kind of atmosphere that is found in a nurturing family”. V. Satir
helps family members to understand
their different perspectives, attitudes & behaviors. Understanding various perspectives is
supported through the supported practice of listening, empathy and
curiosity. Angela supports marital &
family change through a combination of individual, marital & child/parent
sessions; as well as, with the family as a whole.
& family members learn to value differenceswithin the family as they gain awareness of healthy
connections. All families have strengths
and skills. Angela provides support to
identify and build upon existing strengths and gifts held by members and the
system as a whole.
to increase parental knowledge of normal child and youth development is
provided to help build a framework to understand and manage child/youth
behavior. Angela helps families build a toolbox of strategiesthat foster connection,
communication and laughter. The use of these tools increases confidence & resiliency
that can be drawn upon during challenging and stressful periods that occur
within the lifespan of all families.
Angela has a
passion for helping individuals & families grow strong! She believes that healthy individuals build
healthy communities and that everyone benefits when their community is well!
Angela is the Past President of the board of directors for the Canadian Mental Health Association South
Fraser and is a current member of the Langley Township Youth Advisory Committee. Angela is an instructor for Mental Health First Aid for Adults Who Interact with Youth through the Mental Health Commission of Canada. Angela
invites partnership with community members and stakeholders to invest in the
building of healthy communities through the support of quality education and best
practice services related to Mental Health.
Meet with Angela at The Family Hope Clinic, where
we “Discover Strengths &