Joanna holds a Master’s Degree in Counselling Psychology and is a Registered Clinical Counsellor (R.C.C.) with the BC Association of Clinical Counsellors. Gaining her clinical counselling experience in a health care setting, Joanna is respectful, compassionate and strives for excellence her work. Prior to pursuing graduate studies, Joanna worked as a Certified Career Development Practitioner with various employment programs in the Fraser Valley.
Joanna understands that life can be challenging and overwhelming at times. She seeks to create a safe and supportive environment that promotes greater self-awareness and change, as well as increased well-being. Joanna takes a person-centered and strengths based approach to her work with clients and their unique situation. Joanna believes that counselling should be a collaborative process where the counsellor and client work together to find a solution using evidence-based techniques and interventions, such as Cognitive-Behavioural Therapy, Solution-Focused Brief Therapy, Mindfulness, and Self-compassion.
Joanna has experience with a variety of presenting issues including:
- Life transitions
- Relational conflict
- Career development
- Living with an injury or illness
- Coping with stress
- Diagnosis of a life-threatening illness
- Caregiver fatigue
- Occupational Stress
- Post-partum and parenting challenges
- Finding purpose and meaning in life
Joanna hopes to use her education, skills, and experience to assist her clients in achieving a greater sense of mental, emotional, social, and spiritual wellbeing.
Restorative Health Chilliwack
101-7056 Vedder Rd
Joanna Nicholson's hours are:
Monday: 9:30am - 3:30pm