Ruth Patta (Burnaby Square)

Ruth Patta, MA, RCC, believes in a collaborative and holistic approach to wellness which has its foundation in a bio-psycho-social-spiritual premise.

Ruth believes that people need to stay connected in meaningful and supportive relationships in order to effect change. Trained in systemic therapy she works from the premise that when one member hurts, the whole system/family hurts.

To this end, she walks alongside her clients and holds their hand as they collaboratively unravel hidden possibilities and opportunities inherent in their struggles, challenges and pain. She does this by providing a warm nonjudgmental and safe therapeutic space for clients to explore change and growth. Areas of experience include:

  • Couples and family counselling
  • Conflict and Anger in relationships
  • Family of origin issues, and negative family patterns
  • Life transitions
  • Self-Image and Identity
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Loss and grief
  • Traumatic experiences
  • Decision making

Ruth incorporates a wide range of approaches to meet the client at their points of need. These include Brief-Solution focused orientation, Emotionally Focused Therapies (EFT), Attachment Approaches, Gottman therapy, Satir Transformational Therapies and Play and Art Therapy with Children.

She holds a MA in Marriage and Family Therapy and is a registered clinical counsellor (RCC) with British Columbia Association of Clinical Counselors (BCACC)

Ruth also offers services in Swahili

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