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Registered Clinical Counsellor

MA Counselling Psychology 

BA Psychology

Works with children, teens, individuals and their families aged 5+

In-person: Thursdays 12:00PM - 7:00PM

Online: Tuesdays 9:00am-4:00pm and Wednesdays 9:00am-3:00pm

 

Specializations:

  • Autism

  • FASD

  • OCD

  • Anxiety

  • Depression

  • Self-esteem

  • Supporting folks who wish to increase their emotional regulation skills

  • Parenting support

  • Supporting children & youth who self-identifying as having behavioural challenges which do not represent their authentic selves

ANNABELLE PICARD

Annabelle strongly believes that everyone is doing the best they can with the strategies they have. She is deeply committed to meeting every person where they are at and supporting them through exploration, that is both collaborative and proactive in nature, towards what her clients deem as a more fulfilling path forward.

 

She is a Registered Clinical Counsellor with over 6 years of professional experience supporting neurodivergent children, teens, young adults, and their families. With an educational and career background in community-based mental health support, school counselling, and classroom support, she has a deep understanding of the challenges ND individuals and their families face because of a neurotypically-focused world, at each developmental stage, in and out of the home. Although Anabelle has never practiced applied behavioural therapy, she does have experience working with children who have been affected by its practices and brings to the center a wealth of knowledge on how to support these individuals.

 

By focusing on the child, rather than their behaviour, and the parent, before their parenting, we can appropriately examine the impact of misplaced demands and expectations that lead to conflict and shame. Informed by Ross Greene’s Collaborative Problem Solving (CPS) approach and combining cognitive-behavioural therapy (CBT) and solution-focused therapy, Annabelle is committed to helping individuals and families identify and reach their goals. Her approach is devoted to steering support for neurodivergent folks away from punitive and exclusionary practices. She feels strongly that the counselling process should be positive and focused on enhancing connection between individuals and their families.

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