DEMOGRAPHIC: Children, Youth, Adults and Family Therapy
SPECIALTIES: Play Therapy, Special Needs Advocacy and Diagnosis, Anxiety, Depression, Career Counselling, Addictions, LGBTQIA+, Aboriginal Issues, Grief
Lisa Moore, ma
MA Counselling Psychology, RCC, CCC
Clinical Counsellor (RCC) & Certified Play Therapy Supervisor
Languages: English & French
It’s my goal to help people heal and grow through periods of transitions in their lives. Many of us experience loss, grief or unhappiness as we transition from one role to another in our daily lives.
It’s my honour to help counsel you during these difficult transitions and help you heal from any of these experiences:
- Dreams you don’t achieve
- Changes in career
- Diagnosis of a child with special needs
- A loved one entering long term care
- Divorce from a spouse
- Beginning of a new marriage
I am a Registered Clinical Counsellor (RCC) through BCACC. I am also licensed through CCPA and hold a CCC license. I completed my Masters of Counselling Psychology at Trinity Western University and began working in my own private practice in 2016. Before going back to school to pursue my masters, I worked as a senior executive in sales and marketing. I believe that my unique education has allowed me to help people grow and develop and create change for themselves.
About 10 years ago, I became involved in helping a family with special needs children and it was through that journey that I came to the work I am most passionate about; helping parents of special needs families. Using play therapy, I am able to access children for ADHD, Oppositional Defiance Disorder, Autism and other types of learning disabilities.
The following list below are my areas of specialization:
- Personal development
- Assertiveness / Boundaries
- Depression, anxiety & panic disorders
- Past or recent trauma or abuse
- Relationship and couples counselling
- Divorce, separation and blended families
- Eating disorders and addictions
- Life transitions
- Gender dysphoria, LGBTQ transitions & other issues
- Communication building
- Grief counselling
- Career planning
CHILD AND YOUTH THERAPY
- Child play therapy
- Self esteem and confidence coaching
- Anxiety and depression
- Career exploration with youth
- Dealing with separation and divorce from the child and parents perspective
- Helping parents and children with strategies to deal with ADHD and ADD
- Assessments for Autism, ADHD, Oppositional Defiance Disorder
PARENTS WITH SPECIAL NEEDS ADVOCACY AND MEDIATION:
- Access to assessments and diagnosis
- Psycho-educational, Autism, ADHD testing
- Referral to local psychologists for assessments and testing
- Referral to local behavioural consultants and creating a behavioural intervention team
- Mediation with school districts and IEP planning
- Access to 3rd party funding and Ministry of Children and Family case workers
- Completing government and agency paperwork to obtain funding, therapy and resources
- Family planning at transitional ages: birth, school age and adult
DEMOGRAPHIC: Children, Youth, Adults, Couples, Group Therapy
SPECIALTIES: Self-Esteem, Depression, Anxiety, Thoughts of Suicide and Self-harm, Addictions, LGTBQ+, Trauma (recent, acute, or historic), Grief & Loss, Addiction, ADHD, Stress, Family Conflict, Life Coaching, Life Transitions, Parenting, Relationship Issues, Sports Performance, Men’s Issues
Clinical Counsellor (RCC)
We are all human beings, and we all have strengths and weaknesses. There are times in life when each one of us will encounter challenges or difficult situations. In those times, it takes courage to reach out and ask for help, but we are all in this together, and there is help here at Crossroads.
I am a passionate professional who continues to strive to improve my skillset while bringing passion to working with both youth and adults in hopes of providing them further opportunities to thrive and grow as they overcome the challenges of life. My culturally informed style of counselling is a blend of humanistic and client-centered theoretical approaches in which I apply a variety of different techniques based on the needs of each individual client. Being of service to another human being and finding a way to help is a privilege I am grateful for whenever it is presented to me. My goal is to do just that, to help my clients find a way to work through the challenges of life in a way that best suits who they are in a safe, non-judgmental and collaborative approach. You already have everything you need to be happy and overcome the obstacles life has put in your way. My job is to help you discover and develop those strengths.
I have been blessed with a vast range of experiences in my professional career as a teacher, program director, athlete, coach, father of 3 adult children, and a small business owner. As a result of these opportunities and experiences, I feel I have a balanced perspective and a wide range of skills, interests, and abilities that make me very adaptable to any new challenge set before me. I also feel that this well-rounded skill set, coupled with having overcome challenges in my own life, will serve me well as I continue to seek new opportunities to connect with and help people as a counsellor.
DEMOGRAPHIC: Children, Youth, Adults, Couples, Group Therapy, Seniors
SPECIALTIES: Anxiety, Depression, Music Integrated Therapy, Play Therapy, Self Esteem, Life Transitions, Trauma, Mindfulness Based Techniques
Clinical Counsellor (RCC)
Many of us feel stuck in our daily lives, not knowing exactly how to get the progress that we want. Depression, anxiety, and trauma can hold us back from where we deserve to be and can negatively affect our well-being and relationships. No two people are the same and it is my goal to help you recognize your own unique strengths, integrating a case-specific approach to create your unique therapy plan. I am here to offer mental health support in a non-judgemental, friendly, and compassionate space.
I am currently a student member of the Canadian Counselling and Psychotherapy Association and have completed my Bachelor of Arts in Psychology through UBCO. As I complete my practicum for my Masters in Counselling Psychology I will be guided by an accredited supervisor.
One form of therapy that I offer is one that is music-integrated, using a brief singing lesson at the beginning of the session. This can be helpful with those who are seeking to modulate their autonomic nervous system, reduce anxiety, depression, and stress, while building skills that will encourage mindfulness, self-confidence, and competency.
Some Specific Types of Therapy I Offer:
-Child and Youth Counselling
-Virtual as well as In-Person
Some of the areas I can support you with include:
-Depression -Building self-confidence, self-esteem, and sense of self
-Health and wellness
We are here to support you along your journey.
We are now accepting both virtual appointments as well as in-person appointments. Click below and schedule your first visit today!