Alexandra Lihou Gibson, MCP, RCC, CCC, PMH-C and Compassionate Bereavement Care Certified Provider
As a therapist, I take a collaborative approach with my clients. I enjoy getting to know each person I work with and together we develop a treatment plan and set therapeutic goals based on their individual needs. Many of the clients I work with struggle with depression, anxiety, panic, grief, attachment concerns, difficult life transitions, emotion regulation and anger. I utilize Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Interpersonal Therapy, Feminist Theory, Attachment Theory, distress tolerance skills, stress management techniques and mindfulness practices.
I am often told by my clients that they feel at ease with me. That 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 in a way they understand and connect with.
I have a BA in Counselling and Human Development, a Masters of Counselling Psychology and have specialized in Reproductive Mental Health. I am a Canadian Certified Counsellor and a Registered Clinical Counsellor since 2013. I completed a 10 month internship at the BC Reproductive Mental Health Program in 2012, and spent the following 9 years employed at the Reproductive Mental Health Program at Royal Columbian Hospital. The majority of my practice is with women who struggle with mental health concerns that arise or become worsened in pregnancy and post-partum period, as well as with infertility, miscarriage, birth loss, traumatic birth, and the transition to parenthood. I also counsel women suffering from PMS, PMDD, and Peri-Menopause.
I look forward to hearing from you.
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