Heather Awad, MCP, RCC

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"The greatest glory in living, lies not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall." - Nelson Mandela
 
When it comes to mental health, you may fall into deep emotional holes feeling lost, confused, and alone. Yet, with every fall you can learn how to rise. This is where I come in as your Counsellor.
 
I am a passionate Clinical Counsellor with 13 years of experience providing individual, family, and group counselling. My career spans across the globe, from Canada, Egypt, and The Netherlands. I have been given the opportunity and the benefit of having a wealth of experience by working and supporting diverse communities and populations with a broad scope of mental health needs.
 
My expertise ranges from working with individuals, couples, and families providing one-on-one (1:1), and group sessions to the general population, the LGBTQ+, and the refugee/migrant populations. To ensure that I have the necessary skills and tools to assist my clients, I have dedicated myself to further and consistent professional development and training in the top evidence-based treatments for depression, anxiety, trauma, and personality disorders.
 
Opening pandora’s box of past traumatic memories and emotions is probably the most difficult thing you will ever do. It’s those very memories, and haunting thoughts and feelings that hold you down like an anchor and can surface in the form of anxiety, depression, low self-confidence, self-esteem and self-worth. I will be walking alongside you to process and reconcile your past, and feel grounded in your present.
 
The most valuable part of seeking therapeutic support is the opportunity to speak to someone outside of your social circle in an environment free of judgment, opinions and unsolicited advice. I look forward to being that person for you. Our counselling journey will include integrating diverse treatments that are specifically tailored to you. Together, we will ensure that you have the necessary tools in your toolbox to increase resiliency, feel empowered and to find a greater sense of purpose. If this resonates with you feel free to contact me at: heather.a@thethriveclinics.com
 
Sessions are offered both in-person, or in the comfort of your own home via web-based.
  
Services are also offered in the Arabic language.
 
Feel free to reach out for a 15 minute free consultation to assess Client/Therapist fit.
 
If you would like to book a session, you can do so via the following link: https://thethriveclinics.janeapp.com/#/staff_member/6
 
I look forward to speaking with you!
 
Specialties
* Depression & Anxiety
* Mild - Complex Trauma (PTSD)
* LGBTQ+ Concerns/Challenges
* Reproductive Mental Health
* Immigration/Refugee Mental Health
 
Modalities
* Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT)
* Narrative Exposure Therapy (NET)
* Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR)
* Brief Eclectic Psychotherapy for PTSD (BEPP)
* Schema Therapy
* Solution-Focused Therapy
* The Gottman Method - Couples Therapy
* Psychedelic Integration 


Heather Awad Reaches

Surrey BC

Clients throughout British Columbia
Clients throughout Alberta