I have been working with couples since 2010, and have received training from the Couples Institute in California. Their Developmental Model helps people open up to their partners in a way that reduces the anxiety of conflict, by working with attachment theory and increasing differentiation skills. Communicate better – love better.
My background has given me the chance to work with a wide variety of people, from inner-city seniors to women seeking reproductive health services. Social justice is the backbone of my practice and I aspire to treat you with the compassion and sensitivity deserved, due to the trust you have put in me.
I often work with people who’s underlying issues are related to anxiety, low self-worth, addiction, and depression. These experiences often can be the result of major life changes, trauma, grief, relationship issues, work stress, or a myriad of other stressors.
I draw from therapeutic tools such as Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, EMDR (for trauma), Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction, and DBT (for overwhelming emotions), as well as the simple tool of listening and working together to unravel the complexity that is each individual’s life story.
I work with adults and adolescents who are struggling with stress, anxiety, depression, life transitions, post traumatic stress. I use an ecclectic counselling approach, which I fine tune according to each client’s specific clinical needs.
I strive to fully understand my clients’ unique frame of reference, and to help motivate them to make meaningful changes in their lives. I also teach concrete and helpful strategies for stress management, and successful communication.
Working together, we will explore the current challenges you are experiencing while finding ways to heal painful experiences from your past that may be impacting your present day functioning. Struggles with self-esteem, identity, depression, anxiety, life transitions, family and intimate relationships can be different. Things can change!
Although this is not an exclusive focus of my work – as a counsellor, parenting facilitator and educator, I do have a depth of understanding related to the specific stressors and challenges experienced by parents, sibling and individuals affected by Autism, Asperger’s Syndrome and ADHD.
Some people struggle with sexual functioning (for example, achieving orgasm, erectile difficulties, ejaculation difficulties or pain during intercourse). Others struggle with being preoccupied by sexual thoughts, engage in too much sex, watch too much pornography or engage in risky sexual behaviors. This is sometimes referred to as sexual addiction.
Additional services include Forensic assessment and treatment services. Providing Court-ordered assessments as well as Court-ordered treatment (for example, violence, drug use, alcohol abuse, sex problems). Dr. Lyne Piche is a Registered Psychologist working in Abbotsford, BC. Her services are offered in both French and English.