Colleen Stevenson, RCC
Colleen is a Registered Clinical Counsellor with the BC Association of Clinical Counsellors in Victoria, BC. Colleen’s specializes in trauma, PTSD, acute and chronic anxiety and stress and shame. Colleen also has extensive experience working with first responders and front line workers who have experienced trauma in the workplace using cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) and cognitive processing therapy. She also works with men who have experienced trauma and men who have used violence. Her experience is wide ranging and includes working with people in the criminal justice system, people struggling with addictions and people with histories of abuse during their childhood.
Colleen offers gentle, safe and non-judgmental counselling approach. You will be seen and heard. Besides drawing on various traditions in counselling from mindfulness, cognitive approaches, trauma-informed practices and narrative therapy, she uses her background in education, and Buddhist studies. Colleen embraces the reliance of humans and their ability to relate to each other and problem solve when facing many adversities.
Colleen has lived and worked in Ghana and Mexico and has worked with Indigenous people across North America. She works with ease across cultures, classes, and spiritual traditions. She tries to meet each person where they are in their life and celebrate their strengths.
Outside of counselling Colleen has raised three children, she loves to cook, write, hike, laugh out loud and dance in her living room.