Do you feel stuck? Are you distressed? Do you feel alone in your struggles? If you are looking for understanding and support, I am here to offer insight, healing, and growth. I draw from over 25 years of experience in working with teens and their families to understand the challenges that you face in overcoming trauma, conflict, anxiety and loss. I know how to help build understanding and resilience for dealing with life's challenges.
Ruby Willems, BA, BEd, M.A. (Counselling Psychology), RCC
I have a passion for helping others heal. My approach is family systems, trauma informed and strengths-based. I used a wide range of modalities and have specialized in CBT (cognitive based therapy) and DBT (dialectical based therapy). The focus of my academic work and clinical practice is in helping youth manage and overcome anxiety and depression.
STRENGTHS BASED APPROACH
Support That Makes a Difference
I believe that anyone at any age can build the resilience that they need to overcome challenges by finding and believing in their own inner strength. I like to work alongside individuals to help them find their own wisdom rather than handing out advice.
CAREER COACHING SESSION
Paths to Post-Secondary
Do you feel lost when it comes to discovering how your interests and strengths will lead to your future? I have the tools and technology to help you find a post-secondary path that is just right for you. I am certified to provide personality and career testing with professional assessment tools.
PERSONAL COUNSELING SESSION
Get the Most out of Life
Do you want to build resilience and grit to overcome the challenges you face? I believe you can develop insight and clarity and become well-versed at using skills and strategies to handle issues whenever and wherever they arise.
INTERNET BASED SESSION
Do you feel cut off from the resources available to others in more urban centers? Would you like access to professional counselling without a face-to-face visit? I have specific training in cybercounselling and am available to meet on-line or by phone.
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8-848 West 16th Street
North Vancouver, BC