My name is Stacey Boe, and I am a Registered Clinical Counsellor (RCC) with the British Columbia Association of Clinical Counsellors, and hold a Master of Art's in Counselling Psychology degree through Yorkville University.Helping individuals build resilience and overcome the battles and adversities that arise has become a true passion of mine. I have extensive experience counselling those facing mental health and substance use concerns in residential and out patient settings. I am a firm believer that each person has the capacity to grab on to their ideal self within, finding happiness and contentment in doing so. My initial goal in therapy is to provide a safe and supportive environment for my clients, where a trusting relationship can form. Together, we can then explore existing obstacles, and work towards developing new perspectives and skills to overcome them.
I take an eclectic approach to counselling, utilizing various strategies and techniques, with a particular emphasis on Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) and Narrative Therapy. By doing so, I strive to help individuals strengthen and further develop their coping resources to challenge and stand against the problem. One may then move away from the unhelpful habits embedded in the problem, and towards embracing and identifying their true and extraordinary self.
Emotional struggles can cause physiological symptoms and substantially affect an individual's behaviours. This in turn can impact those around them. As time goes on the severity of symptoms may increase and become more intertwined and complex. The loved ones of an individual experiencing these symptoms may find themselves stressed out, and uncertain of how to help. If you are experiencing emotional struggles or know someone who is, help is available.
My focus is to help clients:
- Identify and understand the severity of negative coping strategies, ex. Self harm, drug/alcohol use, negative self talk
- Build awareness around irrational thinking styles, and the impact they have on mood (anxiety, depression) and behaviour
- Change irrational thinking styles, and replace them with realistic/helpful thoughts to decrease mood disorder symptoms
- Develop positive coping skills to manage difficult emotions and situations
- Develop communication skills, so one is able to express themselves assertively and set healthy boundaries
- Build new perspective on the changes one can make to better relationships
- Learn collaborative problem solving skills to resolve conflicts and reduce relationship stress
- Identify and further develop personal strengths
- Explore values and morals to build a positive and healthy self-identity
Registered Clinical Counsellors (RCC)
RCC designation ensures clients that their counsellor of choice is a professional individual with a Master level education that has met intensive supervision and clinical requirements. Registered Clinical Counsellors counsel under the Ethical Conduct and Standards of Clinical Practice. Please visit the BCACC (www.bc-counsellors.org) website for more detail or verification of membership status.
Stacey Boe ReachesVernon BC