Lucia Simoncicova, MA, RCC

Lucia is a Registered Clinical Counsellor with BC Association of Clinical Counsellors, experienced in counselling children, youth and families.  Her counselling office is located in Downtown, Victoria, BC.  Lucia’s specialty is anxiety, depression, anger stress, grief and loss, and life transitions. Another area of expertise is working with highly sensitive children and adults.

As a gentle, creative and dedicated professional, Lucia emphasizes the unique strengths of each person she is working with. Her therapeutic interventions are tailored to the unique needs of each person.  She believes passionately in their potential and their ability to be healed from past trauma and overcome difficulties.

Lucia offers child-friendly and family-oriented counselling. Collaborative work with parents is a key part of child counselling and it takes place through regular consultations and progress review meetings with parents.

Main counselling approaches used are Creative Art Therapy and Cognitive-Behavioural Therapy, Play Therapy, Interpersonal Therapy and Trauma-Informed Therapy.

Lucia helps children express their needs through creative media and play-based interventions.  In the sessions, focus is on strengthening identity and self-confidence, expressing and managing emotions and provides children with unique strategies for managing and overcoming anxiety, fears, and depression. Another important part of the work is to challenging beliefs about self and others around them.