My Approach to Helping
Are you feeling stuck and not sure of where you’re going or what’s holding you back in life? Feeling lonely, anxious or depressed? Tired of the same and wanting to move forward with something new in life? We often find ourselves repeating patterns of behavior or taking on relationships that prevent us from taking the next step in our lives; however, with support and guidance, you are capable of making sustainable changes that will open you up to the fulfilling experiences and relationships you desire.
I believe everyone brings inherent strengths to therapy that serve as the foundation for growth and transformation. In our work together, I can help you identify these inner resources and offer toolsskills to build upon them so you can reach your goals and make meaningful advances in your life.
More Info About My Practice
My name is Kristen Hamilton and I am a Registered Clinical Counsellor with the BC Association of Clinical Counsellors. I graduated from Azusa Pacific University with a Master of Arts degree in Clinical Psychology, with an emphasis in Marriage and Family Therapy in 2012.
Over the past 10 years, my professional experiences have been driven by my passion for working with children, youth, families and adults. I have worked in a wide range of settings and populations, including hospital, community and private practice.
I am passionate about helping youth and adults identify and overcome the obstacles that prevent them from reaching their full potential. I seek to provide a safe and non-judgmental space for youth and adults to explore patterns and beliefs that may be hindering them from making meaningful changes in their lives. Together, we can explore and process the impact past wounds and relationships may be having on your sense of self and your relationships. Through processing and beginning to challenge these beliefs, I seek to help my clients feel more empowered and confident in establishing and maintaining their relationship with themselves and others.
In my work with clients, I use components of person-centred theory, attachment theory, family systems theory, cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT), dialectical behavioural therapy (DBT), accelerated experiential psychodynamic therapy (AEDP), mindfulness, self compassion and eye movement desensitization and reprocessing (EMDR).
I am also a registered provider for the Crime Victim Assistance Program (CVAP), First Nations Health Authority (FNHA) and LifeWorks EAP.