Rebecca Schroeder, MA, RCC

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  • Registered Clinical Counsellor - BCACC certified
  • 2190 West Railway, Abbotsford, British Columbia, V2S 6E6
  • Phone: (778)878-3879
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  • Session Fees: $140 per hour
  • This member is also available for online counseling.
  • Online-counseling methods: Email, Phone, Webcam

Anyone who works with me knows I start by gathering “puzzle pieces” of their lives to help build a coherent picture of where they have come from and where they would like to go. I use compassion, authenticity and insight to create a space where you are safe to process your thoughts and feelings, strengths and struggles and to receive support for expressing, connecting with and honouring your deepest values and life goals.

The first step in therapy is usually to identify the issue(s) you would like help or support with. The next step is to figure out where you want to go (what will we use to identify your growth and healing?) Together we will create a map of what has made the journey difficult, what are your life patterns, and how, with your unique strengths and challenges, we can get you to the place you want to be.
Working with people who desire growth and healing is such a joy and honour to me. It is not one I take lightly. I am committed to doing my own personal work and to continue deepening and broadening my knowledge of up-to-date research and best practices in the areas in which I specialize. After almost 30 years of practicing as a therapist and supervisor to therapists, I have seen many counselling techniques and theories come and go. What stays constant, however, are practices rooted in research which produce lasting results. 

I love seeing individuals, couples and families of all kinds and I have three areas I specialize in:
1. Emotional Abuse Recovery (EAR): When individuals have been or are in relationships where they are exposed to pervasive and consistent emotional abuse techniques (such as gaslighting, eggshell walking, withdrawal of affection, contempt, love-bombing, etc.) their voices have been robbed and their sense of self eroded. Trying to express the subtleties and nuances of covert abuse can place the person in jeopardy of being further dismissed and even revictimized. Expressing the pain with someone who can identify, label and give language to the abuse can be tremendously relieving and help people to regain their voice, sense of self and strength. This includes child/parent relationships as well as intimate and employment relationships.
2. Parenting and Family: Through training, personal experience, research and practice I have learned that there is a "language" for creating children with a strong sense of self, who are kind, loving, compassionate, and self-motivated.  This language in research is called "secure attachment" and it is inclusive of both verbal and nonverbal behaviours. Since many people did not grow up with parents who were entirely fluent in this language, many (if not most) of us grew up with some degree of disrupted language for attachment. The idea is not to blame anyone but rather to identify strengths, deficits and where knowledge and practice of secure attachment principals may be helpful. Once parents can “speak attachment” fluently, they understand the tremendous impact they can have on not just their children, but families, community and friendships.   Children raised with parents who understand and practice secure attachment behaviours are more likely to have positive peer relationships, do well in school and have significantly less mental health issues such as anxiety or depression.  
3. Cognitive Behavioural Therapy: CBT is a well-documented therapy for use in anxiety and depression. It seeks to make destructive and distorted subconscious thoughts conscious so people can challenge and ideally eliminate them. The roots of many destructive behaviours can live and thrive in distorted thoughts and beliefs. When we uncover the distortions we can reveal the truth behind them and be set free.
 Rebecca Schroeder is a master’s level, BCACC-certified, Registered Clinical Counsellor (R.C.C.).  

Rebecca Schroeder Reaches

Abbotsford BC