Will I get diagnosed with a disorder?
Counsellors in BC do not have the ability to diagnose as this is typically regarded as a function of Psychologists, Psychiatrists, and Medical Doctors. However, if you already have a medical diagnosis, I can support you with the best evidence-based treatments for your diagnosis and support you through decreasing the negative impacts of the symptoms you experience. Generally speaking, I perceive clients through a holistic lens with ever changing abilities and qualities and therefore tend to think of clients less in terms of diagnoses, and more in terms of “How is this person struggling in their life and how can they start to feel better about themselves overall?” I support you in understanding yourself as a whole person who has the capacity to grow and change into who you want to be. Focusing exclusively on diagnoses tends to hinder my ability to provide the best overall care to you.