As a Registered Clinical Counsellor, Barb Rogers is knowledgeable, insightful and intuitive. Her energy and optimism are inspiring, and help guide her clients towards positive change. Barb connects with people in a friendly, respectful, and nonjudgmental manner. Her clients find her easy to work with as she is able to clarify issues and find individual approaches to resolving them. Barb specializes in working with individuals, teens and parents, and has a particular interest in mentoring youth through the challenging adolescent years. Barb found her own adolescence to be a challenging and confusing time in her life, and has often wondered how different things might have been, had she had the opportunity to connect with the right person. It has long been her dream to mentor youth and provide them with that guidance.
Barb was born and raised in Edmonton, AB, where she completed a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Psychology at the University of Alberta. Shortly after graduating, she relocated to the Vancouver area. After spending a number of years working for the RCMP and starting a family, she followed her heart back to school and completed a Master’s Degree in Counselling Psychology. She fulfilled her practicum placement at the University of BC Counselling Services before going on to work with adolescents at Burnaby RCMP Youth Services. She has since had the opportunity to work as the senior school counsellor at a high school, which she found tremendously fulfilling and further reinforced her desire to work with youth. In order to continue serving her community, and to maintain the counselling relationships she had built with her students, Barb opened her own counselling business. She enjoys working with a diverse clientele, and is committed to providing mentorship to both youth and adults.
Barb uses different approaches to counselling depending on the individual needs of her clients and the particular issues at hand. Some of her therapeutic approaches include:
- Adlerian Holistic Counselling and Lifestyle Assessment
- Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)
- Solution-Focused Therapy
- Emotion Focused Therapy
- Person-Centered Therapy
- Art and Expressive Therapy