I'm Charlene Kostecki, M.A. in Counselling Psychology, REGISTERED CLINICAL COUNSELLOR (RCC)
I specialize in Individual, Couples, Anger Management, Families - Children and Teens.
Credentials: Masters Degree in Counselling Psychology, B.A. Psychology, S.T.E.P. (Systematic Training for Effective Parenting) REGISTERED CLINICAL COUNSELLOR (RCC)
I have 17 years of Experience assisting: Individuals and Children and Teens with: Anxiety, Depression, Stress Management, Anger Management, Self-Harm, Emotion Regulation, Sicide, ADHD and other emotional - behavioural issues, Aspergers/Autism. Couples with Communication, Rebuilding Trust, Fighting Fairly, Pre-Marriage Counselling.
Contact: 604 992-7220 Email: [email protected]
My approach to counseling is to provide an emotionally safe place for you to speak openly about your concerns and struggles. I offer a Solutions Focused, Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT) - Client Centered approach that allows you to start where you are comfortable and move at your own pace. I will enclourage you to explore your personal issues and we will develop a treatment plan that works for you.
Together we will focus on developing positive solutions, that will help you to find peace and restore a feeling of balance and well-being to your life.
My clients have different ways of learning and processing their experiences so I take into consideration your particular learning style and adapt the counselling sessions to provide the best opportunity for you to achieve your desired goals. For this reason I use a combination of counselling methods.
However, I primarily use the following:
I am a Registered Provider with Crime Victim Services (CVAP) and I accept ICBC Claims, and can direct bill to MCF.
I accept VISA/MASTER CARD, Cash, Cheques or E-transfer Payments.
There are many insurance companies that provide coverage for counselling. Please contact your insurance provider to determine how many sessions you are covered for, what the coverage amount per session is, and what benefits are covered with a Registered Clinical Counsellor. I ask that my clients pay for the counselling services at the time of service. You will be reimbursed for your therapy sessions by your insurance provider. Some benfit plans include a Health Spending Account that covers counselling.
Please contact me for further details.
Blue Cross typically accepts Registered Clinical Counsellors.
Manulife offers HSA, please check your plan to confirm.