I am so happy to be back from maternity leave and connect with both new and familiar faces. I am Jessica Buxbaum, a Registered Clinical Counsellor with the BC Association of Clinical Counsellors and a Master of Counselling Psychology. I love the work I do. It is a real privilege to sit with people and bear witness to their unfiltered, authentic selves in a space without judgement. I’m a student of life and firmly believe that we have much to learn from one another. It is this sense of curiosity and open-mindedness that drives my practice.
I often see individuals who are feeling stuck or unsure of their capacity to deal with the struggles they are facing. I have discovered that providing a safe space to process these challenges fosters a sense of clarity and hope for people. They then feel encouraged to make decisions that will bring them closer to where they want to be.
Some of my areas of interest include:
- Depression & Anxiety
- Stress & Life Changes
- Personal Growth & Self-Awareness
- Trauma & Abuse
- Self-Esteem & Self-Confidence
- Spiritual Concerns & Crisis
- Grief & Loss
- Substance Abuse & Addiction
As a person-centered therapist, I hold the belief that you are the expert of your life and together we can discover solutions to what you’re facing. Our work may involve exploring dark places as well as celebrating growth and achievements. I believe we all possess the innate capacity to reach our full potential and sometimes life events disconnect us from that natural ability.
My clients have expressed that our sessions provide new insights and perspectives as well as the tools they need to meet life’s challenges and better understand themselves. They’ve shared that our conversations allow them to trust themselves and feel empowered to create the positive change they desire.
If you decide to work with me, my hope is that our sessions will reconnect you with your inner strength and wisdom as well as your resources for self-understanding and change. I will walk beside you as we make sense of the challenges you’re facing and co-create the meaning of life’s events together. Our relationship will be based on trust, safety, and support as I meet you where you are on your journey and fully accept whatever may come up in our conversations.
I invite you to begin your journey of growth and exploration today!