Providing radical acceptance and support as you develop solutions for LIFE's challenges
L.I.F.E. Solutions and Counselling
The approach to therapy at L.I.F.E. Solutions and Counselling is client-centered, creative, and empathetic. Techniques and therapies are specific to the people that we work in partnership with.
Social worker vs. counsellor
Why a Social Worker
Choosing a mental health professional can be very confusing, especially if you are trying to understand what all the letters following counsellors’ names mean. First of all, it is important to note that the terms “counsellor”, “therapist”, and “psychotherapist” are not regulated in British Columbia. This means that anyone is able to set up a private practice and call themselves a counsellor. Yes, absolutely anyone… even if they have no education, training, or experience!
SOCIAL WORKER is a “guarded title”, which means that it is illegal for a person to use the title unless they have completed the required training and are registered with British Columbia College of Social Workers.
My involvement with Social Work has highlighted the gaps in mental health support and interventions for individuals, children, youth, young adults and families. I have a passion to advocate for change and empower people to find life solutions through Social Work support and interventions.
Areas of Speciality
- Individuals (adults)
- Parent Support
- Family Planning
- Community Advocacy
- Children, youth, and young adults
- Family Mediation
- Gender Affirming Care
- Public Speaking events
Service Puppies (in training)
Pacific Assistance Dogs Society (PADS) breeds, raises and trains fully certified assistance dogs.
PADS is a fully accredited member of Assistance Dogs International.
Areas of Speciality
- Stress reduction
- Lower cortisol
- Decrease anxiety
- Sloppy kisses and puppy breath
- Extra love and cuteness
- Puppy fur glitter (take home)
contact to make an appointmnet
“Anything that’s human is mentionable, and anything that is mentionable can be more manageable. When we can talk about our feelings, they become less overwhelming, less upsetting and less scary.”
– Mr. Rogers
Below are words from clients who have invited Katen to work alongside of them.