Alexandra Lihou Gibson, MCP, RCC, CCC
Supporting women navigate their mental health struggles during their reproductive years is my passion. I am a Registered Clinical Counsellor (BCACC) and a Canadian Certified Counsellor (CCPA), with a specialization in reproductive mental health. I also work to advocate for increased community mental health awareness and support.
I am often told by my clients that they feel at ease with me. They feel secure and grounded in our working relationship and that I am the one person they can be completely authentic with. I am also told that I explain their mental health struggles to them in ways they understand more completely, which helps them move forward with helping themselves and engaging collaboratively in therapy.
Many of the women I work with I are struggling with depression, anxiety, panic, grief and loss, attachment concerns, difficult life transitions, emotion regulation and anger. As a therapist, I am a Level A Certified Interpersonal Therapist, utilize cognitive behavioural therapy, attachment theory and mindfulness skills. I also work to bring attention to women’s mental health concerns and aim to reduce social stigma. Most recently I spoke at the House of Commons in Ottawa advocating for Motion 110. I was honoured to speak on my clients behalf, advocating for increased government support for bereaved families.
When I am not providing individual therapy at Holding Space, I am an individual and group therapist at the Fraser Health Reproductive Mental Health Program at Royal Columbia Hospital.
and keep moving forward.
If you want to fly, you have to give up what weighs you down"
~ Roy T. Bennet
- Registered Clinical Counsellor, RCC with BC Association of Clinical Counsellors
- Canadian Certified Counsellor (CCPA)
- The fees for my services are covered by many health care plans. If you have insurance benefits, check your coverage for Registered Clinical Counsellors.
"I am not what happened to me, I am what I choose to become"
~C G Jung