Kristi Breugem, MSW, RSW, RCC

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About Me:
I wholeheartedly believe in a collaborative approach to counselling. I do
not see myself as the driver of the process, but the passenger that is there
to help guide you. I believe that each individual has a unique story and
requires a therapeutic approach tailored to their needs. I strive to create a
comfortable space that gives clients the safety to be vulnerable. I understand the
importance of safety and connection to the therapist from my own experience of
attending counselling. I feel honored to be invited to walk along an individual’s
journey towards wellness and empowerment. I am constantly amazed at the
strength and commitment that people have to make positive change in their life.
 
When not at work I enjoy spending time with my husband, two small boys,
and dog. I like to remain active and engage in outdoor activities. I am also an
avid bookworm. I love to travel – usually I go somewhere near the ocean!

Education and Work Experience:
I have a Master’s Degree in Social Work from the University of the
Fraser Valley. I am a Registered Clinical Counsellor (RCC) and a Registered
Social Worker (RSW). I have been formally trained to provide Emotion-focused
Family Therapy. This modality can be used in individuals and with families. My
work experience includes working in mental health, health care, providing
support to families, individual therapy, and group therapy. I have worked in
the counselling field since 2010.

My Therapeutic Techniques:
* Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
* Dialectical Behavioral Therapy – informed
* Emotion-focused Family Therapy
* Solution-Focused Therapy
* Narrative based practice
* Kristi incorporates humour, self-compassion and mindfulness into the
therapeutic process.
 
Individual (age 12 and up)  and Family Counselling Services in the
Following Areas:

– Life Transitions

– Anxiety

– Depression

– Post-Partum and Prenatal Challenges

– Family Counselling, including Parent-Adolescent Conflict

– Parenting Support

– Disordered Eating

– Body Image

– Self-Esteem

– Stress
 
– Work with Men

– I facilitate workshops on my own or with a colleague on a variety of
topics. Check in with New Leaf Wellness' Facebook page for current workshops.

Coverage, Counselling Programs, and Cost:
Please note that many extended health benefits or Employee Assistance
programs reimburse counseling services with a RCC or RSW. I am also an approved
provider through the Crime Victim's Assistance Program, the First Nations
Health Authority for crisis and residential school counselling, and for clients
with ICBC.

Cost per session is $110 per 50 minutes for individual and $120 per 50 minutes for
groups of two or more.
 
Workshop costs vary.
 


Kristi Breugem Reaches

Abbotsford BC