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Robynn Strikwerda

Practicum Student, Master of Counselling

I believe that healing happens we we feel truly heard and that the therapeutic alliance is the key to a positive counselling experience. As a counsellor, I strive to create a sense of safety, security, collaboration, and non-judgment as it is in this environment that you can feel safe enough to work through the struggles that life throws your way. Together, we will define an approach to therapy that works best for you and map out your journey. I believe that we all have the resources within ourselves to create lasting changes in our lives and that through an approach that is based on unconditional positive regard and empathy, we can meet your goals. The empowerment and discovery that comes when people achieve deepened understanding and growth is an ongoing inspiration to me and I look forward to the gift of working alongside you as you achieve personal outcomes that nourish your body, mind, and spirit. It is a privilege and an honor to sit with people in their most vulnerable times and be a part of their healing process.

Areas of Interest:

Depression, Anxiety, Addictions, Trauma, Grief and Loss, Coping with Life Tranistions, Culturally Diversity and Awareness, Working with Groups

 

 

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More About Robynn

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Working with people is my calling and I am honored to have had a career that feeds my soul. I have a Bachelor of Education degree and bring with me 15 years of experience as an educator, both here in Canada and abroad, with people of all ages and levels. I also bring with me 12 years of supervisory experience managing programs for adults with complex needs, mental health, and challenging behaviours. .... read more
I have always been drawn to vocations that contribute to an ongoing push for social justice and advocacy for those who voices have been momentarily silenced. Throughout my teaching and supervisory career I have had the opportunity to work with individuals from all walks of life and this has been a gift. It has pushed me to truly understand what it means to listen, support, and empower. The excitement and discovery that comes when people achieve deepened understanding and growth is an ongoing inspiration to me. I am excited to be pursuing my Master's in Counselling and look forward to the continued gift of working alongside people as they achieve personal outcomes that nourish their body, mind, and spirit. It is a privilege and an honor to sit with people in their most vulnerable times and be a part of their healing process. It is my hope that by pursuing a career in Counselling I may serve humanity in a way that best reflects my deepest values, morals, and ethics.

Favourite Quote

"The wound is where the light enters you”

Rumi