Jody Garneau, RCC

Jody Garneau, RCC

Warm and empathetic Maple Ridge counsellor Jody Garneau, MSc

When we are no longer able to change a situation, we are challenged to change ourselves. – Viktor Frankl

What if life doesn’t have to feel so hard?

What if you could get help in the places where you feel stuck? 

Hope starts here.

Sometimes we need help to reframe our situation and find a ray of hope. At times, we can be derailed by the effects of past traumas or current crises. We can’t make sense of our story. Our relationships suffer. Our enjoyment of life dries up. We feel lost and ache for something more.

You don’t have to tough it out alone.

Healing can start when we feel heard and accepted in a safe and compassionate space. I find it rewarding to accompany people seeking a new path or perspective. I help clients find wholeness, meaningfulness, and healing. I know that it is possible to flourish even after the darkest storms.

I am a mother of four and have worked with people in home education, consulting, advocacy, and church ministry. My own life experiences and challenges provide a wealth of earned wisdom and practical insight to enhance my professional development.

I serve on the board for Domestic Abuse Services and have experience in community mental health. I am a passionate learner, admirer of beauty, and lover of classics.

 

Professional Background

Masters of Science in Clinical Counselling

Divine Mercy University, Virginia

Bachelor of Arts in Liberal Arts

Thomas Aquinas College, California

 

Additional trainings include:

Green Cross Academy of Traumatology

Including various trauma interventions: Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR); Tapping

Addiction Treatment Certification (ASAM)

Dialectical Behavioural Therapy (DBT)

Internal Family Systems (IFS)

Couples: Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT)

I am experienced in counselling children, adults, and couples. My primary treatment approaches are attachment-based, trauma sensitive, and integrative. I believe in equipping and empowering clients to live their best lives. For clients who are interested, I have the knowledge and skills to integrate religious or spiritual components into the therapeutic framework.

 

Jody Garneau’s Areas of Focus

Marriage relationship enrichment

Conflict and relationship strain

Divorce and separation

Spousal abuse and abandonment

Life crisis and crossroads

Trauma, including complex trauma and abuse

Grief and loss

Infant loss and perinatal loss

Stress and burn out (caregivers, first responders, those in ministry)

 

I invite you to schedule a confidential phone call to discuss your situation and needs. I offer virtual counselling and have openings for evening and weekend appointments.

The world breaks everyone, and afterward, many are strong at the broken places – Hemmingway