Loraine Klassen, MA MFT, RCC

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Change is possible for everyone, and my focus is on empowering you to experience this change. I want to help you own your own story, embrace your vulnerabilities, and reconnect with your inner resources in order to implement positives changes in your life.  Through my approach to therapy you will have the opportunity to evaluate the areas in your life that are not working anymore and then to create new options and choices for your future. 

Education and Credentials:
I have a Master’s Degree in Marriage and Family Therapy (MA MFT), and I am Registered Clinical Counselor with BCACC. My approach to therapy integrates various experiential modalities, including the Satir Model, Narrative Therapy, and Emotionally Focused Therapy. I love the journey of therapy and I am honored to work alongside many who are working towards wholeness in all the areas of life.

Meeting your needs and goals: 
It is my firm belief that therapy must be individually tailored to meet each client where they are at and therefore you can be assured that I won't use a generic formulaic approach, but rather will work diligently to be sure that our therapeutic process matches your needs.  Therapy is a co-created experience, and therefore depends on both the therapist and client contributing to the process.  Your goals for therapy are determined collaboratively. It is important that we both have a clear vision of what you would like to have different and how we can know that you are reaching your goals.

My areas of specialization include:  trauma, abuse, depression/anxiety and family relationships/marriage. I have specialized training in marriage and family therapy as well as trauma processing.  The hurts that occur in our most primary relationships can have a significant and devastating impact on our lives, but does not have to stay that way forever. 

Therapeutic Approach:
I work from a systemic framework that considers the impact of various relationships and experiences in your life and how they contribute to your places of “stuckness”. My strong belief is that effective therapy is co-created through the client and the therapist working together. Focusing on a positively directional experiential approach in each session I will bring curiosity and compassion as we work together towards change. Through my own struggles and challenges, I have come to appreciate the freedom that comes along with a deeper sense of self acceptance. My invitation for you is that you will also embrace the journey towards experiencing this freedom as well be able to invest in yourself too.

I am looking forward to meeting you and working together. If you have any questions please feel free to contact me, I would be happy to connect with you. 

Loraine Klassen Reaches

Abbotsford BC