Rachael is the therapist at Lighthouse and she has worked with children and families in several capacities for over ten years. She is married, has adult children and step-children, loves yoga, running and knitting, and is passionate about supporting people to heal and live a positive life.
Rachael believes that all people possess an inherent, internal drive toward positive change and growth. They also have the ability to do what is necessary to achieve that growth and given the right environment, that includes relationships, emotional and physical safety, and a connection to their Self, they will move in that direction.
What each person requires is different so her work is always client-centred with a specific attunement to what each individual may need at that time. Rachael works using a 'right brained bottom up approach' to therapy that is based in a safe, trusting relationship. She has good knowledge of the body's nervous system, how stress and trauma impact, and how to facilitate growth and healing.
Rachael is a Registered Social Worker, a Registered Clinical Counsellor, and a Registered Play Therapist.
Rachael has a bachelor's degree in Social Work and a masters degree in Counselling Psychology. She has attended extensive training with the Canadian Association for Child and Play Therapy (http://www.cacpt.com) and The Center for Expressive Therapy (www.centerforexpressivetherapy.com). She is finishing a two year program on somatic therapies and bringing the body into practice. She is also engaged in a course on Synergetic Play Therapy with Lisa Dion out of the the Synergetic Play Therapy Institute (http://synergeticplaytherapy.com) in Boulder, Colorado.
Bachelor of Social Work Master of Arts Counselling Psychology Brief Systemic Family Therapy Diploma Bringing the Body into Practice (Somatic Therapy) - in process
Certificates and Training:
Level I Child Psychotherapy and Play Therapy Certificate Level I & II Sand Play Therapy Traumatic Play to Creative Play Expressive Therapies in the Play Room Certificate in Response Based Approach to Trauma and Violence Human Service Worker Certificate
Registrations and Associations:
Registered Play Therapist with Association for Play Therapy #T2698 Registered Clinical Counsellor with British Columbia Association of Clinical Counsellors #8779 Registered Social Worker with British Columbia College of Social Workers #10770 Member in good standing: Association of Play Therapy British Columbia Association of Play Therapy Canadian Association of Child and Play Therapy
Lighthouse Child and Family Therapy Ltd. 212-750 Cottonwood Ae. Kamloops,BC 250.318.0652 email@example.com