Alexandra Lihou Gibson, MCP, RCC, CCC


About Me

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 mental health awareness and support.

I am often told by my clients that they quickly feel at ease or comfortable with me and that they find me trustworthy and easy to talk to/open up to. They feel secure and grounded in our working relationship and that I am the one person they can completely be authentic with. I am also told that I explain their struggles/diagnosis 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, life transitions, emotion regulation, mindfulness and anger management. 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. I have the privilege of working with women who are struggling with new or pre-existing mental health concerns worsened by struggles with fertility, Premenstrual Dysphoric Disorder, pregnancy, the postpartum period, as well as pregnancy interruption, miscarriage, stillbirth and infant loss.

"Accept yourself,
love yourself,
and keep moving forward.
If you want to fly, you have to give up what weighs you down"

~ Roy T. Bennet

Professional Registrations

  • 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