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Education, Certifications & Affiliations
 
Master of Education (M.Ed.) in Counselling Psychology, University of British Columbia (UBC)
 
Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) in Psychology, Simon Fraser University (SFU)
Registered Clinical Counsellor (RCC) with the BC Association of Clinical Counsellors (BCACC)

About

Shari Wood, M.Ed., R.C.C.
Areas of Practice

Anxiety
Self-Esteem
Relationship Problems
Depression
Trauma
Stress Management
Perfectionism
Body Image Issues
Couples Counselling
Marital Issues
Communication Issues
Life & Career Transitions
Personal Growth
Anger Management
Multicultural Concerns
Work Life Balance
Workplace Issues
Separation
Grief and Loss

Modalities Used

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
Mindfulness
Narrative Approach
Attachment Theory
Person Centered Therapy

Advanced Training

• Gottman Method Couples Therapy Level One Training
• Practicum, WorkSafe BC, Vocational Rehabilitation Department
• Advanced Coursework in Vocational Rehabilitation Counselling (VRC)

Shari is a warm and collaborative therapist who is dedicated to helping her clients as they begin their own personal therapeutic journey. She is passionate about helping her clients work through the challenges that may be holding them back from living their most fulfilling life. Shari aims to build on clients existing strengths in helping them move towards greater wellbeing, clarity, and increased self-awareness.

In her clinical experience, Shari has worked with a diverse clientele including individuals, couples, youth, and families experiencing a wide range of emotional, social, existential, and behavioral issues. Shari holds a Master of Education in Counselling Psychology and is a Registered Clinical Counsellor (RCC) with the British Columbia Association of Clinical Counsellors (BCACC). She has also provided services to clients with coverage through the Insurance Corporation of British Columbia (ICBC) and the Crime Victim Assistance Program (CVAP). Shari has worked with these clients to help them build resilience and work through their struggles related to anxiety, depression, Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and other symptoms.

Shari utilizes an integrative approach and tailors therapy to the unique needs and values of her clients. Her theoretical orientations primarily include Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Mindfulness, Narrative Approach, Attachment Theory, and Person-Centered Therapy. Shari is committed to an empowering and strength based approach and believes that the therapeutic relationship is a crucial factor in successful therapy.